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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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House extension

Posted 10 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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Sleep out Build

Posted 5 months 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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New garage

Posted 7 months ago

Build a big garage at Himatangi Beach

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Builder required on renovation

Posted 8 months ago

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

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New Build - 180m2 approx

Posted 2 weeks ago

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

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Tangi - wall linings

Posted 11 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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Outside wall

Posted 6 months ago

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

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Major house renovation plus addition of new bathroom

Posted 11 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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Install Seratone panels into shower corner.

Posted 3 months ago

Install 2x Seratone panels, drill holes for shower mixer and head etc. Install new shower head. Trim will need to be supplied. Also need an underfloor access hole installed in floor somewhere in house to allow insulation installers to gain access.

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Tidy up this part wall removal. Small job.

Posted 2 weeks 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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Builder wanted asap

Posted 9 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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Concrete drilling

Posted 5 months 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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VARIOUS BUILDING TASKS

Posted 3 months ago

REPLACING A FEW WINDOWS, INSTALLING A BIT OF GIB, SMALL TASKS LIKE THIS

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Sleepout

Posted 2 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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Add a room

Posted 1 week ago

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

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Can't have too many sheds

Posted 9 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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Gibbing the bedroom walls

Posted 1 week ago

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

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Lounge Extension

Posted 9 months ago

Require Labour Only Builder for extension to Lounge

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Te Arakura Fixer

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, 1. Sub floor repair - there's a small section by the back door that over time has been damaged by the rain. 2. Install new bathtub and shower liners- new tub is here, but have not yet purchased liners. Maybe a blank wall will give some inspiration. 3. Install bathroom exhaust fan - to be purchased as well. I'd also like QUOTES for a 1. Deck 2. Wall cutout

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Brick 180m2 level

Posted 2 months ago

New brick 1 level home. Labour only quotes wanted

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Recent building reviews

With over 136,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Soffit replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2017

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

House work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th April 2018

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

Gibbing the bedroom walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th June 2019

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

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L O C

Joined December 2017

Qualified carpenter ready to do all the small to big jobs around your house or rental. Competitive rates and free quote. Jobs delivered on time and within budget.

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Logan's building services

Joined July 2017

Hi, I've been building new houses and renovating old ones since I was 16 and now I'm a 24 year old self employed qualified builder, my work is of high standards and I take my job very seriously and I want to make this experience for you to be easy, I have experience ranging from all types of carpentry: new builds, alterations, additions, concreting, retaining walls, decks, fences and maintenanc...

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Protrades Property Group

Joined August 2018

Hi, Protrades is a solution offering main Trades sectors needed to transform, install and protect customers assets. No obligation quotations with affordable costing plans. Call today to book us for your next rejuvenation project.

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Jordan Ellery Building

Joined May 2019

Hi, I have currently been building for 7 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, roofing and concrete laying . I take pride in the finishing details and also my time management skills.

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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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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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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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Sinclair building services

Joined November 2018

Hi I’m Jared from Sinclair building services..I’m a relatively new company,I’m a young energetic motivated builder with a high level of detail to my work and finishings..I did my apprenticeship through A1 homes and Friday homes so I have a high knowledge of building to today’s standards and expectations,I also have had experience in leaky home repair/reclads and also small general building jobs we...

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The Task Masters

Joined February 2016

We are your One Stop Professional Service Provider. We are a family owned and operated local buisness. We do the Tasks you either cant or dont have time to do. No Job Too Big or Small. We provide the following Services -Property Maintenance -Roofing Maintenance -Re roof -Moss & Mold Removal -Gutter Clean & Flush...

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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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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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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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JBARR Construction ltd

Joined February 2018

We are a local construction company with over 13 Years experience in the industry. Excellent communication and every project is to a very high standard.

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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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Truline Group NZ

Joined May 2018

Truline Group's building contractors are specialists in building fences, decks, garden sheds, pergolas & retaining walls. Over the last 10 years we have built a brand of assurance providing a reputable service throughout the lower North Island.

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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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adpainting

Joined May 2010

Hi there my names Arron Pahl and ive been painting for 15 years interior and exterior and i am willing to do free quotations no job too big or small. Very reasonable prices and cheaper than most trade painters. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

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Saunders Construction

Joined June 2019

Hi , we have been building new homes and renovating existing properties in the Manawatu for the last 7 years. We cover anything from a design and build new home with qualified licensed building practitioners to repairing that loose door handle there's no job too big or small. We have a great team of subcontractors that we work in with so we can cover just about any job. We aim to provide competit...

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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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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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