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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Garage do up

Posted 2 weeks ago

Insulation of walls, replace folding garage door with a french door, replace plastic windows with proper ones (have one already), insulate ceiling and possibly use plywood cover, additional framing for walls and ceiling, link power supply from main house, some plastering no doubt. Probably do it in a few days if full time. No consent needed, no painting. I’ll supply the materials. Garage is freestanding. Need a quote, your availability, and references please.

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Replace 5 fascia boards

Posted 2 weeks ago

supply and replace 5 fascia boards 2 on the ends upto apex and 3 along 1 side of house fascia is 190 wide some flashing may need replacing too. want it done before april if possible

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Sleepout

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have a consented sleepout that needs to be built from scratch

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New build apartment

Posted 1 week ago

Council only allows house so extension so it is no longer an apartment. Someone can help, please ? I need a free quote as I don't have any idea how much this will cost. Thanks

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Irenes place

Posted 3 days ago

Need new home build on subdivision

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Sisi Foe

Posted 4 weeks ago

Kitchen uplift including new appliances Bathroom uplift Waterblasting

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LBP required- Build Internal wall & framing/insulating masonry block wall

Posted 1 week ago

urgently Require a LBP to build an internal wall for new toilet & hang door (location rear of garage with 2 existing masonry block walls). Also to Install 49 x 49 MSG8 Timber Frame strapping on DPC to masonry block wall with Masonry 'Pink Batt' Insulation and lined with 10mm Gib in existing rumpus room (~ size 7.5m x 4.2m). All work must be as per building consent specifications.

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Timber Beam replacement

Posted 2 days ago

One beam requires replacing as it has sagged, small outdoor area roof we have installed late last year, unfortunately beam was not noticeable prior as had clearlite roof with holes although it, steel roof now and water ponding in 1 area. Home owner is after cost effective options. If interested let me know and I’ll pass on their details. Cheers

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RE-CLAD AND RELINE GARAGE/SLEEP OUT

Posted 1 week ago

Garage / Sleep Out 6m x 6m • Reclad the garage including new roof and spouting • Reline the whole garage into one big sleep out (currently half garage / half sleep out) • Put in another sliding door and 3 windows (1 double and 2 single top) • Paint throughout and lay vinyl throughout Also lay some Concrete • Base for garden shed 1.6m x 2.1m • Clothes line (reposition)

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Renovate garage to convert to living room

Posted 1 day ago

Current garage has concrete floor, manual roller shutter door, roof and plastered walls. Needs a ceiling, insulation, lighting and window done to convert to a study room it sleepout.

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Re-clad Garage/Sleep Out, New Fences and Gates, Renovate Bathroom

Posted 1 week ago

Garage / Sleep Out 6m x 6m • Re-clad the garage including new roof and spouting • Turn the whole garage into one big sleep out (currently half garage / half sleep out) • Put in another sliding door • Put in 3 windows – 1 double and 2 single top • Paint throughout and lay vinyl throughout Gates and Fence GATES - NEW Timber DRIVEWAY 2m x 3.8m - consisting of 2 gates • Small gate 90cm • Large gate 2.8m FRONT LAWN 2m x 6.7m - consisting of 1 gate and 2 fixed fences (remove old) • Fixed...

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Additional bedroom

Posted 2 weeks ago

I would like to get an additional 1 bedroom with en-suite to my existing house.

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New carport

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hello - We have a carport that has been damaged by our tenants. They drove into it and it has been damaged at an angle. the whole carport needs replacing. The insurance compnay has asked us to get an assessor report and quote to replace carport. We urgently need this as we are levaing NZ in a month and need to get the carport replaced as soon as possible. Very many thanks in advance! Connie

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Covering in a small porch

Posted 5 days ago

We are looking to cover in a small porch. This includes moving a door. Looking for someone who can come and quote this weekend or an evening next week.

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Bathroom reno

Posted 2 weeks ago

Demolition framework and gib

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Absbestos ceiling, mould walls BE GONE

Posted 1 week ago

Had reg. valuer inspect property. Must remove the asbestos ceiling and apparent mouldy walls, with maybe insulation to be put in walls if there aren't any? Must be up to standard to be liveable, described as 'significant mould through out the house'. Needs to be done , but quote needs to be done asap.

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Carport installation

Posted 6 days ago

Need a steel makes carport installed I will supply carport I just need a quote.

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Building a Garden Shed with floor

Posted 1 week ago

Storite Garden shed Rite 4 Sloping Roof Garden Shed H:1.98m, W: 2.28m, D:1.83m with floor to bolt it on to. On a clear site in front yard.

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Studio refit

Posted 1 day ago

We have a dance studio which we need to build walls and a ceiling around to create a sealed cell which can help to retain noise and contain air conditioning. one floor to ceiling wall with insulation approx 12 metres long to the pitched roof. A ceiling with insulation. Move a fire door and relocate fire egress steps to the warehouse. Install Fire retardent gib to the ceiling beneath the dance floor.

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Renovation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Build internal wall & install cavity slider door for new toilet. Build internal wall & hang door for new cupboard. Build/install timber frame/battons on existing mansory block wall in rumpus and install mansory batt insulation & gib lining on internal wall. All work must be as per building consent specifications

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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.

Metal ceiling battens installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install door leaves

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

KItset cabins

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st October 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 2
Communication
 4

Wall in tandem garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Soffit repair 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Adding an internal beam

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oversight & Signoff only - Firewall/Fire Ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Avis Cladding 3

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New sleepout


12th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window Popped Clendon

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Builder auckland

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

remove fireplace/woodburner along with chimney

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing garage door with ranch slider/sliding door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Builder needed to find water leak

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Soffit & Gutter Support Replacement 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th July 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Kitchen reno wall removal

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Reclad and paint after plumbing issue

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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ilko architectrure ltd

Joined November 2018

My name is Illia Ovsiiko, I/m NZ registered architect with more than 15 years of experience. We produce architecture that is bespoke, contextual and smart. We provide full architectural services from master planning and concept design, documentation for Resource Consent, Building Consent through to project construction and completion. We value your time, you value or quality services

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PMB Ltd

Joined May 2010

Hi, I have been a builder for 34 yrs, self employed for 28 yrs, and I am a Certified Builder with LBP. While I generally do renovation works, and new homes, and light commercial works, no job is too small. We are highly organised, prompt and very reliable, working in the rain does not phase us. I consider myself and my building team to be honest, hardworking guys, with a good work ethic. Refer...

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Shire Geotechnics ltd

Joined March 2018

Shire Geotechnics provides a wide range of civil engineering services, including geotechnical ground testing and reporting suitable to support the building consent process, timber pole retaining wall design, assessment of building settlements, landslide hazard assessments and geotechnical site inspections for construction work.

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Walton Renovations Limited

Joined November 2018

Hi, My Dads a builder, my dads dads a builder, my brothers a builder. it's in the family! I've been on the tools for 5 years. Naturally talented, highly driven with a work ethic driven into me from my father. I have just recently started my own company. I have always specialized in home extensions and restorations. I love the challenge of working with old wonky houses and making them mint. I gene...

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AlexandCo Building and Carpentry

Joined May 2017

Hello everyone my name is Alex and I have been working Building and carpentry for the past 10 years. I do everything from big jobs, which includes anything from demolotion and kitchen and washroom renovations to home additions and extensions. I also do small jobs which include woodworking and tiling or Framing. I also do outside work which includes deck Building and Construction landscaping for yo...

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SO Renovate

Joined February 2018

SO Renovate is a one stop shop for your renovation needs, we can design your changes, obtain council approval, provide accurate quotes provided by our in house quantity surveyors and then undertake your renovation using our skilled builders and project managers to ensure your renovation comes in on time and on budget. We can also build a new house for you is that is what you are after. The busines...

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Apex Tree Services

Joined June 2011

A passionate Arborist Horticulturalist with over 30 yrs experience Qualified working with plants and trees totally professional all work undertaken hedges removals shaping view restoration etc very competive rates All work considered

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INNOVATIVE BUILDING WORX LIMITED

Joined September 2016

OUR COMPANY Innovative Building WORX Limited, We focus on exceptional quality, planning, and safety to ensure the best outcome for your Construction projects. We built a strong reputation for delivering a quality service, on time, and at an affordable price We undertake a variety of work for a wide range of clients from small residential renovation projects to New builds, Commerical projects....

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about concrete

Joined July 2011

LICENCED BUILDING PRACTITIONER Residential and/or non-residential concrete floors walls footings piles etc...FOUNDATIONS "Garea Pools Established in pool construction since 1980" Full project management or labour only options available. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

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Jeffries Construction

Joined July 2017

Family business specialising in high quality efficient workmanship. A Qualified builder and LBP with over 15 years experience in commercial and residential construction. You can rest assured knowing that your project is in capable hands. Please feel free to have a look at our Facebook and Instagram pages for more reviews and work history.

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ASF Builders ltd

Joined March 2018

Hey guys we are a small team from Papakura that have done a lot of new builds an renovation works. We have been in operation for 4 to 5 years an have worked on a few high end homes. We like to pride our self on our work men ship an make sure it's the best you can get. We are happy to help you with you building projects

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Stavcon Construction Ltd

Joined June 2016

We believe that Honesty is the key to success. We offer over 17 years experience under our aprons - in both Residential and Commercial projects, from Remedial Leaks to Heritage Restorations. With a sharp eye for detail & better work practises. We are the Quality Choice - Providing Excellence, Enthusiasm and Edge.

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Renovation New Zealand

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're a design and build renovation company based in Whangarei. We get our kicks out of helping homeowners achieve their renovation dream. We often meet homeowners that have been dreaming about a renovation for a long time. The trouble is they are not sure if their renovation is even possible or where to start. There are a number of things than can trip up an idea - local council requi...

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Erceg Building Works ltd

Joined September 2014

Hi, we are a Nz trade qualified building company operating in Auckland. We specialise in all areas of building, - New builds - Renovations - Garages/Carports - Concrete slabs/Driveways - Home maintenance - Retaining walls, Timber and Masonry - Decks/Fences/Gazebo's etc We are very professional with an eye for detail. Choose us for fair quotes and quality workmanship.

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Kingtui

Joined July 2018

Our company has committed to do right thing at all times to satisfy all stakeholders especially our client. We can do carpentry jobs, roofing, driveway, renovations and extensions. Our team is willing to work according to the schedule and do things on time.

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rocket building reno maintenance

Joined April 2016

Hi i have been in the building industry for the past 35 years. i do painting, jib stopping,jib fixing, tiling, small concrete jobs,fencing, solid plastering, bricklaying. install kitchens,

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Wood Work Projects

Joined October 2015

Wood work projects is your one stop shop when it comes to do with anything with wood. 12 years experience in the joinery trade and a qualified craftsman insures you a quality and accurate job first time. Specialising in exterior joinery, retro fitting double glazed timber windows, and special one off projects. You dream it, we can build it.

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AWM Limited

Joined January 2018

AWM Ltd is an Asbestos and Methamphetamine removal company which is licensed with WorkSafe to remove both Class A & Class B contaminated material. Asbestos can be found in textured ceilings, cladding, fencing , lino and roofing in both residential and commercial areas. We have our own Supervisors and a Telarc Certified Safety Management System in place. Services Include: * Supply testing f...

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Evergreen house ltd

Joined August 2018

Trying to think of the right builder? Need someone to guide you through your project? People who think their budget is low? High? All could be done through us.

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Lion Brothers Group Limited

Joined January 2018

We are a small company that specializes in New builds, home renovation, concreting, fencing, kitchen installations, bathroom renovation, decking, and more. We will meet every deadline, complete every job with the highest quality. You give us your budget, and let us work our magic. Please fill free to view pictures of some of the jobs we have already done. We pride ourselves on customer satisfactio...

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