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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Decorating a Child's Bedroom? Here's Some Great Tips!

Posted 28/03/17

Decorating your child's bedroom can be an enjoyable, yet challenging task. We share some tips on how to get the best out of decorating this room... Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedro

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What Should You Do After a Damaging House Fire?

Posted 11/05/17

A house fire is a devastating experience, regardless of the amount of damage. Your first instinct may be to begin the clean-up and repair work, but there are several key things to work through first... Five things to do after a house fire There are five important tasks for you to do, if yo

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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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Guide to Installing Balustrades - Up to NZ Building Code Standard

Posted 14/09/17

Wondering what the NZ Building Code requirements are for balustrades on stairs and decking? Then you’re in the right place, we take a look... What is a Balustrade? A balustrade is basically a safety barrier. It can vary in appearance from simply a rail with supporting balusters, all the wa

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Tips on Repairing Your Home After an Earthquake

Posted 27/04/17

In the days and weeks after an earthquake, priorities turn towards repairing the damage to your home. We've put together this handy guide to give you some tips on repairing your home after an earthquake... Your first step should be to contact the Earthquake Commission and your insurance c

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Brick or Weatherboard – Choosing the Right Cladding for Your New Home

Posted 06/07/17

Brick or weatherboard? Choosing the cladding for your new home is more than deciding what looks best... It’s about the type of home you are building, the cost of the different types of cladding and the location of the house. Let us help you solve the battle of the cladding and choose the

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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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Stage 2 of Home Ownership or Renting Life Stage – Your Twenties

Posted 26/10/17

Many people entering their twenties are looking at the possibly of moving away from property renting and into looking towards home ownership... Rising house prices have has somewhat stifled early home ownership in many parts of the country. But with a little smart thinking and the ability

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Builders on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Rata St

Posted 8 months ago

We want to do a fair bit of work around the house including internal wall retrofit (may include wallpaper removal and reinstall, painting, re gibbing, gib stopping, painting) painting of the house ceiling, replacement of a bedrooms ceiling, master bedroom bathroom replacement, general building around the back of the garage, deck, spouting, landscaping. Give us a call if you're interested in giving a hand with any of the above and we'll sort something out.

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Builder required on renovation

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for a builder to help our builder move a job along. Approx. 4 weeks work

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Major house renovation plus addition of new bathroom

Posted 7 months ago

Re pile the property Outside tidy up of overgrown grounds Recladding/ fixing fibre light cladding where breakages have happened Replace all windows and frames Replace roof where iron has come off ( there are a couple of leaks even though it looks like the roof has been replaced) Reline all rooms except for the one that is done Rewire Replumb Any flooring/carpet Placing a garage on the property New kitchen/ bathroom

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Simple Wall removal

Posted 8 months ago

I am needing someone to remove a load bearing wall between kitchen room and lounge. Currently have plans being drawn and will lodge consent with council so just need a builder to carry out the work.

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Outside wall

Posted 2 months ago

Need 2 holes in an out wall needs another panel not a big job.

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House extension

Posted 6 months ago

We are looking at extending our home, ideally we would like 2 more bedrooms, larger living and an extra bathroom/ensuite.

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Foundation 2

Posted 8 months ago

We have a garage sited next to our house, approximately 6m x 6.3m. We plan to raise it to the same height as the house. We have a quote from building movers to lift it. They will come in and lift it for three days only whilst the concrete foundation is added to with blocks or whatever to bring it up to height. This job is time sensitive and must be completed within the three day time frame and be cured enough to take the weight of the garage coming back onto it. Please see photos.

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Shower repair/fix uppa

Posted 9 months ago

Need Formica removed and replaced with acrylic walls. Main wall already has acrylic sheet.

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Sleep out Build

Posted 1 month ago

Hi I have a garage and would like to covert the end of it into a fully self contented sleep out with bathroom and need a builder that can obtain drawings deal with consent and build.

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Garage conversion

Posted 8 months ago

I have a 12x20m shed in Halcombe I would like to convert into a residential dwelling. I need a builder experienced in this type of work who will also coordinate permits, architects and trades etc to achieve this project. Septic tank and water supply may also need to be addressed depending on council requirements.

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Building Extension and Alterations

Posted 8 months ago

I have plans drawn for an extension to my home, and am looking for a Builder who would be able to do this work this Spring/Summer. Can either price to do the whole project, or part of the project to where the building is enclosed. Me being more than capable of completing the inside work. We are receiving quotes for other trades - plumbing, gas, electrical, gib stopping, painting, roofing, spouting etc. So just need the Building work quoted.

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Cat door in house wall

Posted 9 months ago

I need a cat door to be installed through the wall of my house - the cladding is zincalume (runs horizontally) so not certain if it can be done?!! I can supply the cat door. I have glass doors but they are doubled glazed.

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Old style villa looking for maintenance

Posted 10 months ago

Looking for a builder to complete a number of jobs around my home including: -Cutting out rot in the weatherboard cladding on exterior of house, replacing it with new weatherboard that matches the style of the house (early 1900s weatherboard look). Rot has been found front right corner, right hand side of house, and rear of laundry. -Head flashings needed to be installed for most of the exterior windows -Rot has also been identified on external dining window and rafter on bay window -Silico...

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Concrete drilling

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there We want to drill some holes through the concrete base of our border fence so that our garden has some drainage

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New garage

Posted 3 months ago

Build a big garage at Himatangi Beach

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Tangi - wall linings

Posted 7 months ago

Need a tidy up of the linings in my bach bedroom. Pretty poorly done previously. also strengthen up the small deck. Forgot to say this job to be done after 27th July.

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Garage reno

Posted 11 months ago

Our double garage has been converted into a single with sleepout and extra room. We are wanting to revert it back to a double, add a laundry and extra toilet.

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Can't have too many sheds

Posted 5 months ago

approx 3 car garage plus workshop to be built, open to ideas on design e.g. wood verses steel, would like some price comparrissons. Also current internal access garage needs rennovating into a second lounge, floor raised, roller door changed to aluminuim french doors etc

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Builder wanted asap

Posted 5 months ago

Need someone asap to come help our builder with trusses before roofer arrives. Couple days work - poss more if wanted

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Lounge Extension

Posted 5 months ago

Require Labour Only Builder for extension to Lounge

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Recent building reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th August 2012

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House repairs and installs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd August 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

French doors completion

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Widen door frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th July 2012

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Roof repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rotten eve and rusted gutter

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install insulation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th March 2012

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall and kitchen removal

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

26th April 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New dog runs and kennels

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Soffit replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fit a window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd March 2013

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Champion Building Solutions

Joined February 2019

Hi we are a small locally owned business specialising in bathrooms, decks, fences and concrete projects. We are very professional and take pride in our work completing it to a top quality standard.

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Taylormade Decorating Ltd

Joined March 2018

Hi, I've been involved in the painting, plastering and flooring trade for 26 years. I am LPB licenced building practitioner in exterior cladding and plastering. While i specialize in cladding plaster repairs ie, Leakey homes. I also paint interior and exterior, Gib stop, tile, waterproof and floor coatings.

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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Brent McEwan Builders Ltd

Joined December 2017

Hi,we have been in the building trade for 30 years completing a range of new builds, alternations, renovations and in particular kitchen and bathroom renovations. We are a small team that pride ourselves in attention to detail, great communication with our clients.

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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

Palmer construction is a new building business with a passion for house renovation and all general building and property maintenance including painting.

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A stage construction

Joined January 2018

Hi there fully qualified licensed building practitioner with 9 years experience in residential new builds, decks, fencing, additions, bathrooms, fit outs etc. At A-stage construction we work to a high standard and finish on time and on budget.

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Tcontracting

Joined December 2018

Hi, we are competitive and hard working contractors with 30 combined years experience in concrete and landscaping and building constructiontrade. Confident in what we do we specialize in Driveways, footpaths, patios and much more. Every job is treated like our own so we take pride in what we do and always do well on budget and time management of work planned.

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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ENOCK CONSTRUCTION

Joined November 2016

Enock Construction are certified and licensed Palmerston North builders. We specialise in home renovations, alterations, kitchen upgrades, bathroom renovations, decks, fences, and shop and office fit outs. ​ At Enock Construction we take personal interest in giving you the highest quality at a realistic price. We insure one point of contact throughout the job who will assist with design, applica...

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a home maintenance company in the Manawatu/ Whanganui/ Hawkes Bay Region offering a comprehensive range of maintenance services using both internal staff and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can accept payment by major credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa), cash or direct credit. Why use Level Ridge? 1. Remove the...

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Kitchen projex 2007Ltd

Joined July 2013

Hi,im Patrick Bryant owner of Kitchenprojex.We offer a full range of kitchen options from design to completion. We can complete the intire job for you including relining walls and gib stopping.we supply plumbing an electrical schdules to work in with other subbies. Olso do bathroom renovation and timber joinery maintenance. Thanks Patrick.

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Wright Construction

Joined October 2017

hi there, my name is bradley wright i am a licensed building practitioner in the field of carpentry, have built homes for diamond homes and also my own place recently, am currently building skyline garages ,i would say i work very hard and have good communication skills.

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Long Building Solutions

Joined August 2016

Hi there, we are a small building outfit based in Palmerston North. Servicing the greater Manawatu and Horowhenua, we take pride in offering friendly service and completing quality finishes for our clients. For a range of building needs, or to talk with us about your next project, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to working with you. Cheers Chris Long LBS

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AS Building Ltd

Joined November 2016

A.S. Building Ltd - Palmerston North Builders offering a wide range of building related services and catering to the Manawatu region. We are certified builders with backgrounds in carpentry, landscaping and renovations. Although we are qualified and capable of any scope of jobs; from full house builds and extensions, to replacing door hinges and installing smoke alarms, we decided we would foc...

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Graham Contracting

Joined May 2012

Graham Contracting provides all of the services and materials required for construction projects including garages and sheds, concrete driveways, footpaths, patios, fences, gates and retaining walls of all types. We will meet our customers on site and provide a free written quotes and sketch including all labour, materials and equipment. Contract us with peace of mind as we submit all domestic...

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Dawson & Gerrard PN Ltd

Joined June 2013

We are a small building company with 14 building staff. We have been operating since 2005 building everything from Residential houses - 3 million plus Commercial projects - house decks - concrete drives - garden fences etc. The Principals are Licensed Building Practitioners and between them have 40 years experience in the building industry We are a client focused company who strive to achieve cu...

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The Decksmiths

Joined August 2018

Our focus is building great decks and outdoor living spaces. Whether it be a small or large deck project we can work with you to create a great outdoor living space. We can build your vision or let our designer come up with some ideas for a great outdoor living space. We pride ourselves on quality work and fixed quotes with no surprises. Get in touch today!

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Rooney Builders

Joined October 2018

Old school registered master builders. Chris being in the industry for 40years priding himself on price point and good quality works. We can do anything, from project management to everyday handy man chores. Just ask and we can help. We travel all over north island for your needs.

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