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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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This is How your Gutters and Spouting Could be Damaging your Home (and what to do about it)

Posted 28/06/19

Guttering and spouting do more than take rainwater away, they are essential for a healthy, happy home. Read on to learn signs that indicate issues, and tips for resolving damage... What damage could my guttering be causing? Externally: A sagging gutter will damage your home’s fascia. P

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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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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Here’s a guide on the types of cladding options and materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each other.

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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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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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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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Latest building case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Pocket Rocket Building owner shares her women in trade story, about how she made the career change from corporate leadership.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

Budget blow-outs, schedule delays and an unforeseen scenario - this bathroom renovation's got it all! See the incredible transformation.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

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Cladding

Posted 2 months ago

Hi my Mums home needs some cladding all over her home. The cladding is rusticated weather board. It will be awesome if someone can help us out so we can get it painted. Ngā mihi Malane

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ReCladding on old home

Posted 3 months ago

I am looking for a builder to do some cladding on my mother’s home. It’s an old villa and if you decide to take the job I would like to discuss how long it will take so I can get painters to start when you finish

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Removal of window & install of stacker door

Posted 7 months ago

I'm needing a builder to remove existing windows and install stacker door

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House renos/extension

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, i have had some concept plans completed for an extension of my house. The extension includes a new bath room, a master room, and a walk in robe. plans can be supplied but would also require a site inspection also as looking at replacing the roofing material also.

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Firewall installation in ceiling

Posted 3 months ago

Seeking free quotes to install firewalls in the ceiling. Currently there are firewalls between walls but they don't go all the way to the ceiling. Looking forward an estimate to do this installation. Regards Safia

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Large Deck, removal of inside wall

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, Wanting to build a large deck, and renovating kitchen, need a wall removed in kitchen and water cylinder to be removed with surrounding walls, kitchen window to be removed and new window installed. Needing someone to take a look to see if other part walls can be removed. Quote needs to come with copy of builders insurance for bank.

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Timber framing and gib board

Posted 3 months ago

We are renovating an old villa at Himatangi Beach and need a quote to lower the ceilings and fit dwangs between the studs. There may be additional building work available.

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Safe and Sanitary Report

Posted 3 months ago

I need a tradesman to write a safe and sanitary report for an unconsented toilet and kitchen on a property that I am wanting to purchase. The toilet and kitchen were installed by professional tradesmen about ten years ago but council consent was never issued.

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Re-line bathroom walls

Posted 2 weeks ago

Just need to re-line the 2 pictured walls, and maybe add a couple of studs for the shower rail and glass shower screen. Would be great if you can install shower liner on all three walls, as well as aqualine on the two walls. Would love to get it done as soon as possible so we can use the shower again.

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Rotted roof support & water-damaged sliding door surround replacement

Posted 4 months ago

Carport roof support is rotted at the base (see photo) and water damage prior to re-roofing has rotted out a sliding door surround (see photo). Both needing replacement.

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Interior wall

Posted 4 months ago

To fill in an opening between 1st level up to 2nd level. It was built in the 70's and was the style then. We would like it to be filled in and seamless look to originally walls. So will need framing, gib, plaster ready for us to paint. Maybe a power point to be placed as well. opening size 4.7 x 1.8m Time line is not important, but would like to be done soon.

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Build garage from kitset including concrete pad - entire job

Posted 4 months ago

Erect kitset garage. flat site but needs concrete pad.

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Double garage build

Posted 1 month ago

Just want to know how much it cost to build a double garage

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Renovations and wooden window repair

Posted 7 months ago

Looking to do a bathroom and laundry renovation, along with installation of French doors and need some wooden windows repaired ... possibly looking to build a deck as well depending on cost

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Wall removed

Posted 4 months ago

A wall has been removed and was not permitted, gib to be removed to see what has been done and plans drawn for council consent and possibly redoing the job completely

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New home build feilding

Posted 4 months ago

We are wanting guidance/time lines/prices for a new home build in feilding. I have drawn a rough plan I think will work and its about 217 m2. We are open to options but would like to build asap so please keep that into consideration too. We have a tight budget and this is what we would like. We know we will need some low spec areas to be able to get these. -5600m2 section on town boundary - 150m driveway - Septic and water tanks - 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom -215m2 (floor plan without brick...

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Moving a wall

Posted 2 months ago

Move wall between bathroom and kitchen to make bathroom bigger. Recess in kitchen where fridge is in the picture is the wall that we want to move out so its flush with the other kitchen wall.

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NUKU #2

Posted 2 months ago

We have some weatherboards that need to be replaced and some other building work.

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Purlin and hip repairs /replacement

Posted 3 months ago

A leak in the roof has resulted in at least 2 purlins and a section of the hip needing replaced. I'd also want to have the flashing and the sections of roofing iron replaced. I would like the work done as soon as possible to prevent any further damage.

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House renovation in Heatherlea Heights

Posted 4 months ago

Reconfigure Living space (two walls to be removed). Divide Laundry into Laundry and separate shower room. Ensure the laundry which appears to an unregistered edition meets or is bought up to building code. Move the front door. Add a landing and stairs. Add on an ensuite (this doesn't have to happen immediately).

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Recent building reviews

With over 206,000 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 floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th February 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rotted roof support & water-damaged sliding door surround replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior Wall Renovation


15th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Line inside of garage with plywood

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internal walls + extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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JKlass Construction Limited

Joined September 2021

Hi there we have been building for 10 plus years with experience in high end homes to small renovations. Specialise in finishing work. (Shopefitter by trade) Open to anything, Kids play houses, toys, Man caves, or just a revamp of your kitchen or bathroom. We pride ourselves in doing an A-Class job to the highest of quality. No jobs too small

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TLR Construction

Joined June 2020

Hi, I have over 15 years experience in the construction industry and pride myself on completing work to a high standard. I look forward to meeting you to discuss what we can offer.

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Rapid construction

Joined November 2018

HI, we have been doing residential fencing and decks for the last 2 years. while we are specialized in two sectors one being residential fencing and decks and other being plasterboard installs for renovation works. we do other jobs as well, anything from water blasting to minor renovations to verandahs - pergolas and even those small property repairs. we are professional and reliable at reasona...

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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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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

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

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Refresh Renovations Manawatu

Joined August 2012

Refresh renovations is New Zealand's leading design and build home improvement specialist offering a range of services including: Create more space | Open plan living | Kitchen Renovations | Bathroom Renovations | Warm up homes | Create indoor outdoor flow | Refresh rooms | Outdoor Renovation | Re-clad and insulate The focus of Refresh Renovations is on designing to your budget and building to...

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . We have over 35 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . We do everything from New Kitchens /Bathrooms, Complete make overs, Tiling, Maintenance of Rentals, House Painting Just ask Now with having a Digger and Truck we are abl...

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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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NZ CCS ltd

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Hawkes Bay, Manawatu/ Whanganui, and Nelson-Tasman regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioners) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope o...

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Wylie Carpentry

Joined October 2016

Qualified Carpenter with a strict eye for detail and quality. We wont dissapoint, available for: Decks Fences Pergolas Renovations Additions Bathrooms Kitchens +More

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rack construction ltd

Joined June 2019

hi i am a builder who has 7 years experience in all fields of carpentry from new builds renovations light landscaping (fences and decks to pergolas) and i am happy to undertake even the smaller jobs from time to time.

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M3 building and concrete Ltd

Joined June 2019

I am a small building and concrete business that works in manawatu and the wider region with a little over 15 years experience and are big on small jobs work speaks for itself check out my Instagram at jmoorepay

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Smileys decks and fences

Joined May 2017

Have been building for the last 4 years. Looking for weekend/after work jobs to get a bit of extra money. I will work hard to give you a finished product you love at a great rate.

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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Practical Building Company Ltd

Joined December 2019

We understand that problems arise with houses, landscaping and everything else to do with property services. It's our aim to provide cost effective solutions that can help our clients and aim to receive referrals from existing clients. Let me help solve your property problems

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Astro Building & Maintenance

Joined June 2018

With over 30 years experience in construction, ASTRO Maintenance boast a wide knowledge and skills. Based in Levin, Horowhenua ASTRO Maintenance can accommodate various jobs throughout Horowhenua, Manawatu-Wanganui and Kapiti Coast. From small maintenance repairs to all inside and outside renovations, ASTRO Maintenance provides a professional, high standard, reliable building and maintenance serv...

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd NZ Property Maintenance Solutions Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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Crescent Construction Ltd

Joined August 2020

We provide services in the residential sector of construction and renovation in Auckland, Manawatu - Wanganui, New Plymouth and Taranaki Region. Our team removes the complexity in building projects and will ensure that your vision and ideas come to life. We want to make the experience of working with us a positive one for you. You’re busy. You have better things to do than deal with the str...

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