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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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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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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Are you wondering what cladding to choose for your new build? Is your existing cladding looking dilapidated and ripe for renovation? Recladding your home will breathe new life into its appearance. In this article, we give you the information to choose the right cladding for your home. Ext

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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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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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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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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 [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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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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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

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

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

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

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Repairs to carport

Posted 3 months ago

Repairs to carport needs to be checked for safety purposes, needs work done to framing not to sure at this stage what it needs but it's not permitted so need to look at what needed do and cost.

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Attic ladder installation

Posted 4 months ago

Install attic ladder in garage

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Pole Shed Construction

Posted 1 month ago

Construction of kitset poleshed with 4 3.6m bays, 7m deep. 2 bays closed with roller doors and concrete floors. Total dimensions 7 deep x14.4 long. Monopitch roof. Skylight in closed bays. 1 window and 1 entry door.

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Garage

Posted 3 months ago

Want garage built on or around carport as per photos site visit needed thanks

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Kitset 3 bay shed

Posted 5 months ago

We have purchased a 3 bay kitset from goldpine and need a builder to put it up for us, we have had the shed site leveled and the holes have been dug.

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Carport

Posted 4 months ago

The house we have just bought only has a single garage So we'd like to add a carport (preferably double if able) in fitting with the house.

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Internal walls + extension

Posted 2 months ago

We have plans to turn our 3 bedroom home into a 5bedroom, 2living room home. We are looking to do this is 2 phases; Phase x1 : dividing two of our current rooms, adding a small window and rearranging a few doors to ensuite and hallway. Phase x2: a 5m extension off our kitchen, including a bay window. We would like to start phase x1 ASAP, and commence phase x2 after council consent and finances have been confirmed.

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Carport for Gayle

Posted 4 months ago

We aren't moving to Feilding until 8th July, however we wanted to get in early and organise for a carport to be built in front of the existing single garage. We want the carport to be in keeping with the style of the house.

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Exterior Wall Renovation

Posted 3 months ago

Removal of current window and increase the frame size to fit exterior door. Ideally just extending the frame to the floor as the door frame will fit inside the width of the current window. Will not need to source the doors but will need to work with the supplier to ensure the measurements match. Flexible on timeframe but would be great if it could be set up for installation by December.

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Constructing a kit set carport.

Posted 4 months ago

I would like to know how much it would cost to have someone put together this carport for me please.

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Gibbing the bedroom walls

Posted 6 months ago

2 new walls needs gibbing as we have stripped the linings and insulated

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Add a room

Posted 6 months ago

Foundation, framing, roof, install secondhand doors and windows. Possibly finalise plans for council consent. Within the next few months.

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Sleep-out Reno

Posted 3 months ago

Hi There, In need of an experienced eye to find issues and fix them in our garage framework. Would like to put up a partition wall too. Quotes needed before any work is to be undertaken. Thanks in advance.

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Bathroom floor

Posted 1 week ago

Bathroom floor is damaged due to poor tiling job. I need an assessment, quote, and then the remedial work done. The property is rental which is tenanted so has some urgency.

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Brick 180m2 level

Posted 8 months ago

New brick 1 level home. Labour only quotes wanted

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Sleepout

Posted 8 months ago

We are wanting someone to convert part of our cinder block garage into a sleep out. Requires one wall built and framing of four walls and working with us to have new windows put in. Requires a ceiling etc. They would need to lead this project out with us as we have limited building experience. This is not a massive job but will require someone who is prepared to commit to the job and know about building.

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Tidy up this part wall removal. Small job.

Posted 6 months ago

I've part removed this wall to let more heat down other end of the house. But I don't have the height or tools to continue. Remove the gib up to near ceiling, and interior wall framing both sides of wall, and tidy it up to make it look like it's always been like it. It's more or less like a big window behind fireplace. And then put wood around the edges, I've some materials that can be reused on the bottom frame but if you have something better or other idea then all good..maybe I took off too...

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Replace a window frame

Posted 1 month ago

I would like an existing window /frame taken out in the kitchen and replaced with another that will suit the style of the house (Cottage style home). Window is not a sash window. I I forgot to mention that I already have the window that will replace the existing one.

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House rebuild after fire

Posted 3 months ago

House reinstatement or complete rebuild after fire. 240m2 - 2 Storey

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New Build - 180m2 approx

Posted 6 months ago

1 level. Interested in getting qoutes, labour only builder wanted, fixed price quote

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Recent building reviews

With over 151,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

French doors completion

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gibbing the bedroom walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th June 2019

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

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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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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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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City Civil Construction Limited

Joined March 2019

Hi, our team is made up of skilled professionals with 20 years experience in construction and roading, 15 years building, top engineers for all metalworking projects, we can spruce your yard from front to back

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DKNZ Building & Construction

Joined August 2009

I am a licenced builder who has been in the building industry for 15 years. My skills and abilities are not just limited to new houses and renovation's. We carry out all aspects including, plastering, painting, tiling. I have worked on a wide variety of project's through-out New Zealand and Australia both big and small, ordinary and odd.I provide the total building experience which takes press...

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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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Green Innovations NZ

Joined July 2019

Here at Green Innovations, our goal is to provide top quality thermally efficient products to create warm and healthy Kiwi homes. We use our years of industry experience to work alongside our clients to advise different options and their advantages. Using high quality European and Canadian tried and tested products that are eco-friendly, low maintenance and low allergen, we strive to bring New...

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Morris Construction 2017 Limited

Joined February 2017

Morris Construction is Manawatu based, family run building company. Johno Morris is a qualified building practitioner who has over 10 years building experience. We have a team of 4 qualified builders and 3 apprentice builders who are driven and passionate about the industry. Our team takes pride in their work and has exceptional attention to detail. We offer a wide range of building services an...

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Repiling101

Joined July 2018

"101 ways to level a floor" "1 way to do it right" We take pride in providing a professional house, home or building repiling service. Specialising in subfloor fixing/bracing/structural replacement and repair. Floor re-leveling, repiling, building foundations restoration. We strive to deliver a prompt service and Quality workmanship.

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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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Andyman Maintenance

Joined August 2019

British city and guilds carpenter qualified 35 plus years, Being doing general timber repairs and property maintenance eg:- windows and doors, deck and fence repairs for the last 15 years for both Corporate and private clients in NZ. I specialize in small repairs that the big building companies don't cater for. Call or email me for a quote. Andy

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Jordan Ellery Building

Joined May 2019

Hi, I have currently been building for 7.5 years. I am a qualified builder with a diverse set of skills which I have learnt over mainly residential renovations based in Palmerston North. I am very confident with most building related work and also have experience in painting, plastering, roofing and concrete laying . I take pride in the finishing details and also my time management skills.

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Xyz Builders Ltd

Joined July 2019

Putting a plan to action, to assure your satisfaction! Hi I'm Jay McRoberts. A qualified Licensed building practitioner who's been in the industry for 10 years. Building new homes and renovating exsisting houses. For all your general building, maintenance and repair work servicing the manawatu through to horowhenua Contact Xyz builders Ltd Building smarter

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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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Waka Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2017

We love the small stuff! Renovations are our specialty and were Licensed Qualified Builders so you can build with confidence. We also project manage your dreams so you just have to deal with us and we take care of everything from start to finish.

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Latch Construction

Joined May 2013

I've been building for ten years now. Qualified Builder and a Licensed Building Practitioner which means I can do restricted work unlike other tradesmen. All my work is carried out to a very high standard. I specialise in all work from new houses to renovations. Landscaping and fencing aswell. Very competitive quotes and finish work on time if not before. If you want the job done quick and to...

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A stage construction

Joined January 2018

Fully qualified licensed building practitioner with 10+ years experience in residential new builds, decks, fencing, additions, bathrooms, fit outs etc. A-Stage Construction has been established since 2015, we take pride in providing no obligation, competitive quotes and we work hard to meet deadlines, on time, on budget!

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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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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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Champion Building Solutions

Joined February 2019

Hi we are a small locally owned business specialising in bathrooms, decks, fences and concrete projects. We are professionals and take pride in our work and are driven by quality workmanship.

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Aaron Crosby Building and maintence

Joined July 2018

Hi I have just moved to Wanganui. I am a self employed builder that has been in the business for 23 years. DESCRIPTION OF WORK General repairs and maintenance, bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, roofing, decks, veranda's, fences, anything at all. No job too small. I'm extremely reliable and if my quote is excepted I will not let you down. I pride myself to be the best that I can. Warm re...

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