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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Villa Wanted #2

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for a special villa to relocate if anyone knows of one. It’s ok if it needs work. Any condition considered. Thank you

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Skirtings fitted

Posted 7 months ago

We have a house that needs skirting boards fitted. Asap.

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Carport adjustments

Posted 7 months ago

We are looking for quotes for the following. We have a driveway with carport (not attached to house) that we are wanting to see if possible to remove one or two of the side carport poles (steel) and brace this carport safely to then enable us to get to our garage. Also looking for someone to lay a concrete pad for us. Thanks

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Extention to property

Posted 8 months ago

A bedroom and ensure added to house. Hopefully linking to external garage. Other general work may include moving a bathroom into one of the old bedrooms, putting in a laundry, putting in double glazing and re lining and insulating a bedroom.

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Chimney repair

Posted 7 months ago

Supply and install flashings and mortar to chimney, and re-brick fireplace box.

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Weather boards

Posted 7 months ago

hello my house has broken a small piece of weather boards on my house wont be a big job but i do need it to be fixed and quested asap please

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Entry door position changed + shower relocated to opposite wall

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Small Gibing/plastering job

Posted 2 months ago

Fixing up one corner of the Garage that used to be a laundry, needs new gib and architraves.

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Lounge feature wall

Posted 1 month ago

we are wanting a feature wall added to cover the current brick gas heater area, we are wanting a wall built, with a sunken in area for a 70" TV and an area above this where we can place our heat pump to avoid this dripping onto TV at all. We are wanting this done as soon as possible so we can get a heat pump installed. Photos added are SIMILAR to what we are wanting.

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Linen cupboard

Posted 7 months ago

We purchased our home recently and didn’t realise it had no linen cupboard so we would like one built at the bottom of the stairs. I haven’t done any measurements. We have lots of work to be done in this property so quite keen to have someone who might be interested at doing other bits and pieces for us as we go.

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Replace rotten weatherboard

Posted 3 months ago

Rotten weatherboard needs to be replaced.

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Villa Wanted

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for a special villa to relocate if anyone knows of one. Thank you

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Kitset builder wanted

Posted 2 months ago

Builder wanted to build my kitset home. Minor dwelling - 1 bdrm in rural location - needs sceptic tanks, water tanks, solar power and l/or gas. 3 months - September start.

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Line inside of garage with plywood

Posted 6 months ago

Line inside of a 1960s era garage with plywood. Also rear of garage will need some extra plywood sheeting installed to cover over some old damage to cladding of garage at the rear. Garage is approx 6m x 6m x 2.4m high walls ( excluding roof )

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Building of a bathroom in converted room in garage.

Posted 8 months ago

A quote for space in a existing room in our garage to be used and turned into a small bathroom with toilet and shower,

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Kitchen beam

Posted 2 months ago

We are needing a registered builder to remove part of a wall, install a beam a few meters long and a few sheets of bracing gib. A pile might also need to be put in if there isn’t one already. The plans and consent are already done so we just need a builder to do the work and liase with the council. We would like it done ASAP but a bit of a wait is ok.

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Chimney repair #2

Posted 7 months ago

Supply and install flashings and mortar to chimney, and re-brick fireplace box.

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Fix Up Time

Posted 3 months ago

We have a few things that need to be repaired in our house. I have attached photos of the ceilings that need fixing and painted. The ceiling with the tiles is sagging and the other ceiling you will see we had a leak and it is being held together with tape. Also, we need window sills replaced. You will see a pic of a crack in the wall. Also need wallpapering done throughout the house. We have new carpet being laid in 2 months time so hoping to have jobs completed before then.

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Quote for Lining of a kitchen in a granny flat

Posted 3 months ago

Need to line a versatile barn kitchen framing and gibbing, add window and sliding door take out wall in small toilet add folding door to turn into laundry. Need a plumber for removal our said toilet and to put in tub, and have a basin switch to the wall by the rolled in the large bathroom. Also need an electrician to add abother light and wire up the stove

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Dog door installation in wall

Posted 7 months ago

We are looking for someone skilled to install a dog door through a main wall in our house. Our house exterior is a modern weatherboard house.

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Recent building reviews

With over 173,000 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

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

Gibbing the bedroom walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th June 2019

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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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience 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 with you to giving you qualit...

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SchoCon

Joined July 2012

Focused on outdoor living, hard landscaping and renovations, but also the cliche "for all your building needs". Being in the building and construction arena for 18 years, LBP licensed and trade qualified we will make your ideas and dreams reality.

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Essential Services Wellington trading as Property Solutions Wellington

Joined February 2017

Hi I provide quality maintenance solutions with prompt service and high quality workmanship a priority please read my reviews placed by satisfied customers. I look forward to meeting you assisting you with your needs. Jobs completed on time and on budget.

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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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Hansen Interiors Plasterboard Fixing LTD

Joined August 2020

Hansen Interiors Plasterboard Fixing LTD are GIB specialists with a difference. Our plasterboard specialists are based in Offices in Hamilton/Waikato and Wellington region, and we complete commercial and residential jobs nationwide. Fixing GIB sheets to walls in a timely manner with minimal clearances and wastage is an art our certified GIB fixers have perfected. The dedicated team can visit you...

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400 centre building and carpentry company

Joined June 2020

Hi, I have been building and renovating homes for the past 35 years. I specialise in renovations,but Ialso enjoy all aspects of carpentryand building. I pride myself on meeting deadlines and budgets and stand by the motto, when undertaking work, "would I accept that in my home"

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

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

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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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Coastline Builders MH LTD

Joined August 2020

My name is Manu Herring and I am the Owner of Coastline Builders MH. I am a qualified Licensed Building Practitioner and have over 20 years’ experience in the building industry. I have experience in high end renovations, extensions, commercial, light commercial and new builds. Client satisfaction is my top priority! I work hard alongside my clients to ensure that their plans come to fruition...

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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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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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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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Problem solving company

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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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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Rapid construction

Joined November 2018

Hi , Im Craig hart, I'm a sole trader. I'm experienced in: Plastering Plasterboard fixing Decks Fences Bathrooms Renovations Water blasting And other handyman jobs I have my 2 and 3 trade certificates and have my Ramset license. I'm professional and reliable and reasonable prices, no job to big or small. Check out Facebook page for some of my projects at @rapid.construction1 I'm a...

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication. Professional house cleaning, end of tenancy.

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mp installs

Joined January 2014

Hi I'm Mat. I have been in the industry for over 15 years now. I'm a fully qualified engineer. No job to big or to small. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and rates, then completing job on time and on budget. Welding, pool fences, handrails, stainless, aluminum, I do it all.

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Rheuben builders

Joined August 2020

My name is Rheuben i am a builder, i am mostly looking for work to fill weekends. I am a friendly/aproachable person and am happy to give you a quote on the job you need completed.

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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DKNZ Building & Construction

Joined August 2009

I am a licenced builder who has been in the building industry for 20 plus 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...

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