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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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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

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

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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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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 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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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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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

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

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Brick or Weatherboard – Choosing the Right Cladding for Your New Home

Posted 06/07/17

Brick or weatherboard? Choosing the cladding for your new home is more than deciding what looks best... It’s about the type of home you are building, the cost of the different types of cladding and the location of the house. Let us help you solve the battle of the cladding and choose the

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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

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

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Latest building case studies

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

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

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

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

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

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

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

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

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

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

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

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

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

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Small retaining wall and box up small floor

Posted 1 year ago

A small retaining wall needed to be built and then box up a 60 m2 floor. Prep floor ready for placing.

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House maintenance

Posted 2 years ago

Reseal bath sealant Realign pvc gutter Install new super tub (or taps) Next 2 weeks

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General Building Maintenance and Light Refurb.

Posted 8 months ago

Position covers general domestic and commercial building maintenance including some light building tasks . Applicant will need to be self motivated and efficent in their work ability. Where necessary all tolls and equipment can be provided. Includes painting and minor roof and gutter repairs ,appiance installation, grounds and yard upgrades. This is an ongoing position and would ideally suit a retired builder or handyman ..

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Build in the existing porch space (3.5 x 1.5m)

Posted 1 year ago

We are looking at extending bedroom wall out 1.5m into the porch area of our bungalow. We will be getting council consent once find a builder and get some quotes. The porch will need to be pulled down we imagine and then bedroom wall extended out. We are happy to do demo work and other bits to help too, to help keep our costs down and also beachside we have renovated house ourselves so far.

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Builder

Posted 4 months ago

framing, roofing and rigid air barrier starting 12th April to 23rd april accomodation on site

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Chimney Removal

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking for a contractor to help us remove our old concrete open fire place.

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Installation of Aluminium Windows

Posted 2 months ago

We currently have quotes from a local Joiner for Aluminium window inserts which are replacing our timber windows. We require a builder to remove the existing timber windows and install and seal our 13 new Aluminium inserts. We also require the adjusting the size and placement of 2 windows. Looking to start in 4-6 weeks time.

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Carport

Posted 4 months ago

Build a carport to put a car in

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Sink top and removal of old kitchen cupboards

Posted 1 year ago

Need to remove sink top to make space for an oven. So need to get rid of old cupboards to next to existing sink.

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Kaiuma Bay

Posted 3 months ago

Build a Fraemohs (kitset) home, 3brd 2 bath 120m2 (approx) on an elevated wood piled platform. (land slopes 2m) include graveled drive access (approx 20m) , connection to services , project management and building consents. project is currently a bare site and somewhat isolated, (20min from Havelock) may have to bring your generator and a portapotty. Timeframe is flexible, anytime between june21 to mar22

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Access Door through Brick Wall

Posted 1 year ago

Need access door through wall between garage and carport. Door to be approx. 2.2x0.9m. Wall is brick, with plywood lining on garage side. Carport is already enclosed, so entire job is inside. Job entails removing plywood, cutting opening in brick wall and installation of door and door frame. Job can be done anytime. No rush, but the sooner the better (as usual!)

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Door in en-suite

Posted 1 year ago

Requiring a cavity sliding door to be built in existing en-suite

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Deck between house and sleepout

Posted 1 year ago

I have a sleep out next to the main little house and would like a deck built between the dwellings to go from the the front door of the 'house' to the sleepout. Roughly 6m by 4m.

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Drainage / ...

Posted 1 year ago

Job description: Attend and rectify- In front of the sand pit , we need some drainage put on because there is a puddle of water every time it rains and it`s a safety hazard Address : Active Explorers Blenheim 27 Redwood St Blenheim NZ 7201 Please contact centre manager prior to attending site. Site contact: Kylie Comeskey ...

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House clean

Posted 5 months ago

New build house needs cleaning before occupants move in

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Builders Report

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, I have a house in Blenheim that I would like to do a builders report before going to the market.

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Builders Report

Posted 2 years ago

Hi I would like a builders report for a house I’m considering for purchase before June 30 please

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Builders in Havelock Area

Posted 1 year ago

Looking to see if there are any independent Builders in the Havelock Area

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Garage and outdoor area

Posted 1 year ago

Complete build of new garage and adjoining covered outdoor area

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Bach Framing required

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for someone with the expertise and ability to help me build and signoff my bach framing/truss's.

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Insulation Concepts NZ Ltd

Joined August 2015

We specialise in supplying and fitting Insulation to your Existing Home (Retrofit), New Builds & Commercial Buildings. Contact us now for a free competitive quote. Or check us out at ... OR ...

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Xpress Design & Drafting

Joined January 2020

Hi, we are a cost-effective Architectural firm specializing primarily in concept design and building consent documentation. From the smallest of renovation/alteration to complex new builds including hill builds. We also provide a wholesale schedule of fees (trade rates) for ongoing working relationships. Keywords in our toolbox being: NZS 3604, New Zealand Building Code, Timber Framed and Steel F...

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Silver Creek Constructional

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I've been building for the last 6years and operating machinery since I can remember I have just gone out on my own labouring to housing company's. I am a very passionate builder with the love of perfection. I spent my time building architectural home's for 4 years then moved into the more residential homes over the last 2 years. I'm a very work focused type of person with a wide range of...

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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DS Built ltd

Joined October 2014

Hi I have 16 years experience in the residential construction industry both here in NZ and a stint in the UK. We specialize in new architectural builds, but also do smaller jobs; renovations and extensions, bathrooms, retaining walls, custom decks and outdoor areas. We are very professional and pride ourselves on working hard to meet deadlines and budgets.

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CRD Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Hi, we are a small Christchurch construction company. All earthquake work undertaken, foundations, new builds all building work undertaken. we pride ourselves in doing the job right.

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Apex Construction Ltd

Joined September 2019

We've been building custom homes, renovating old homes and carrying out heritage restorations for 10 years. Whilst this is where we specialise, we also take on smaller jobs and we love outdoor living/entertaining area's. We take pride in our attention to detail, not only in completing our projects but also in our open and transparent communication with our clients, so that we know exactly what...

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X Ray Build

Joined July 2019

Kia Ora, I am a qualified LBP and experienced builder who has come from a 10 year background of architectural builds and renovation. Any job is in capable hands from straight forward decking to octagonal roofing. I am a polite and problem solving carpenter and I pride myself in my efficiency, detail, cleanliness. I usual work alone but I have a small team of excellent builders and lads ready...

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Wizards Construction

Joined September 2019

I'm a trade qualified builder with 20 years experience. I specialise in all building works. Wall and floor tiling, leveling and repiling. No job is to small, we do it all. Fast and reliable.

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Grant Macleod

Joined May 2017

Hi my name is Grant, I've recently qualified in carpentry and have a national level 4 in carpentry certificate. As a newly qualified builder I believe I can provid you with the best service at affordable prices. Look forward to talking with you. Grant

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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ASAP REPILING

Joined May 2020

Hi Guys! 25+ years exp onsite building foundation Releveling & repiling experts when you need that job done asap! Full or partial house repiles/jack & pack) Full or partial floor Releveling Brick veneer & nib wall foundation Underpinning We provide Good Quotes! Good Work! Good Results! It's all Good! 👍

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With nearly 20 years of experience in New Zealand, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer based in Christchurch and a Producer Statement Author for Auckland City Council. I have a broad experience in structural design and site investigation from new build to alteration, and seismic or earthquake assessment of existing structures. These structures vary from residential, commercial, school, and pub...

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Gw builders ltd

Joined May 2016

With over 25 years of experience in the construction industry we are small family business of qualified reliable builders with a high standard in every job we face.. guaranteed to please! Specialising in: *Light Comercial *Architectural builds *New builds *Renovations/extentions *Landscaping *All forms of concrete work No jobs to big or small!

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Dean Building and Renovations

Joined November 2019

We specialise in house renovations and alterations, rural pole sheds, decks and residential fences. Dean Building & Renovations can project manage the entire job, so you know you are in good hands throughout. Communication is key, so the team at DB&R will provide regular contact to ensure your needs are met every step of the way. We work closely with our architect to ensure design, quality and...

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

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

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Isles Construction Canterbury Ltd

Joined July 2014

We're a family owned and operated commercial and residential construction company - we've operated in the Manawatu and Lower North Island for the last 40 years and have had a branch in Christchurch for the seven years. We are Registered Master Builders and LBPs. We do commercial, industrial, education, defence and residential work. We are Site Safe accredited and part of the ACC WSMP Scheme.

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Maximum Planning

Joined April 2020

Maximum Planning is a professional Environmental Planning Consultancy. We provide cost affordable Resource Management Act, District Plan and Town Planning services to all of NZ. We provide high quality resource consents and planning advice to help save you time and money.

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TFB Contracting

Joined February 2021

Can repile, relevel houses, retrofit and renovate, plumbing and even reroute pre existing pipes, electrical issues, not a problem. Very professional, no communication issues, I pride myself and am very attentive, small jobs, big jobs am happy to help

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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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