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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Builders on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

2nd Bedroom

Posted 1 week ago

We need a large 2nd bedroom divided in half to make an extra bedroom.

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F Blakeley

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for a free quote for having garage entrance altered

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Wall & Ceiling Alterations

Posted 5 months ago

I need help to remove what appears to be a load bearing wall and raise the current ceiling to create a raked ceiling.

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Wall removal #3

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for quotes to remove interior wall. Doesn't look to be load bearing but we will need a registered builder to confirm this for us.

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GOOD CHEAP BUILDER WANTED IN MASTERTON

Posted 6 months ago

Can you fix Or replace broken Beams in a shed? Can you quote for a fence? Can you quote for a deck extension? Do you live in Masterton? Are your prices reasonable?

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Attend to remedial items on builders report

Posted 1 year ago

We have a builders report that has outlined a number maintenance and repair items attended to. Overall the majority of the windows in reasonable condition for their age, some minor easing maintenance is required to the dining room windows to allow these to swing open and closed freely. The bedroom stained windows also require stain maintenance to help protect the timber from condensation and uv damage. An old open fireplace to be blocked off sufficiently to prevent draughts. Some cra...

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Garage

Posted 4 months ago

12x8 concrete slab on already excavated flat site for a fair dinkum kitset garage. Building site has access however is 10km out of Masterton.

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Building Extension

Posted 7 months ago

Our family home for over 50 years is in need of a makeover. This home holds lots of memory so we plan to keep half the intact and rebuild the rest. So if you are up for the challenge message back to for a visit and gives us your quote after new years!

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Replace rafters & barge boards on lean to

Posted 3 months ago

Replace rotten rafters and barge boards on small lean to section of house in conjunction with plumbers who are completing the re-roof.

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Veranda's + Rot

Posted 11 months ago

Quote for rebuilding bull nose veranda's on a 1900's villa on the front and west face of the house. Along the east side building a straight veranda. Replace rotting weather boards. Would like a quote in the next two - three weeks.

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Quotes for repairs

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, we’re in the process of buying a house and a few things came out of our building inspection that need repairing. Can you give us a ballpark figure for these repairs or book a time to have a look this week? - Garage roof replacement inc gable at back left (if you’re standing on the drive) which potentially has asbestos in it 46msq - Replacement of weatherboards on the back of the house (whole house is 110msq) - Replacement of the rotten gable on back left of the house if y...

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Netball Courts

Posted 2 months ago

Require a quote for a partition to seperate a room at Netball Courts on Colombo Road, Masterton

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Finishing work on transported 60s house

Posted 10 months ago

newly transported 60s house to rural land off grid, 11 kms from masterton, needs finishing up internal detail put back together

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Chimney

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, I need a registered builder who is looking for work asap who can work on an existing brick chimney in my kitchen to enable me to fit an oven and put an extractor fan in. Would appreciate a quote for the job.

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Hole in soffit

Posted 7 months ago

Hi there, I need soffit repaired around the drain pipe on south side of house.

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Builder Wanted

Posted 6 months ago

Can you fix Or replace broken Beams in a shed? Can you quote for a fence? Can you quote for a deck extension?

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Manuka Street Alteration

Posted 6 months ago

Lay foundations and concrete floor. Construct the build to completion without kitchen. All materials to be supplied and demolition work done prior. We are looking for labor only quote. Extension is approx 100m2

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2 Bay Pole Shed

Posted 5 months ago

Supply and build 1 x 2 bay pole shed. Site: Rural Cladding: colour steel colour to be specified Size: 3.2m bays Fondation: Concrete Pad No of Bays: Two, one bay covered Covered Bay: Roller Door - Colour to match cladding Timing: Immediate start on acceptance

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Renovations needed

Posted 9 months ago

Renovations needed on newly relocated house. Walls, bathroom repair, kitchen repair, floor repair etc.

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Building Repair

Posted 5 months ago

Repair to fence post and install a weather protection on front porch of small property at Landsdowne

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Recent building reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replace rafters & barge boards on lean to

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

lean to extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Attend to remedial items on builders report

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace rafters & barge boards on lean to

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

lean to extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Attend to remedial items on builders report

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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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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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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Masterton Maintenance Man

Joined February 2017

Hi, I've been renovating homes for 20 years now, and now specialise as a handyman tackling most jobs. I can tile, paint, wallpaper, re-clad houses, fix locks, spruce up gardens, replace, repair and re-stain decks and patios. I can also repair or replace gutters, and clean up the outside of properties. No job too small, but a minimum of two hours (make a list of the jobs) when I arrive. RENTAL PR...

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Collins Carpentry ltd

Joined November 2011

ive been building for 15+ years and am still enjoying the trade. mainly work on housing/renovations, decks ect but also experienced in larger commercial projects aswell as insurance and maintenance work. A small crew of top notch guys who enjoy a laugh and working together. Always do a top quality job and complete on time. We take pride in our work and achievements and am always looking for n...

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OCS Contracting

Joined January 2021

Hi, We have been building and landscaping in Wellington for 7 years and have an extensive work history and portfolio of successful jobs and happy clients. We are professionals and our work it to the highest standard. We do anything from site clearance to full backyard renos.

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Digs & Scrapes

Joined July 2019

Hi, I am a Sole Operator that has been involved in the Civil Construction Industry for the pat 30 years. My background is in Road and Driveway Construction, but have knowledge and experience in other areas. I have a 1.7 tonne Digger and small Tipper Truck available to do your dig-outs, clean-ups, section clearing, trenching etc. I pride myself on providing competitive pricing and completing my j...

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KJR BUILDERS LIMITED

Joined November 2015

Am an honest and reliable person That takes pride in all my work. With 12 years experience in the construction industry ranging to all types of work from residential new and old builds threw to commercial and even shop fit outs. Kjr Builders Limited specialise and offers fast, effective and quality finishes to all work that is done. So feel free to contact me regarding any issues or plans that y...

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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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Dukes Digger & Earthworks Ltd

Joined October 2017

Specialising in Residential & Lifestyle blocks with small access. Excavators; 3.5T 3T & 1T Mini Digger Domestic and light commercial work. Site clearing and slab prep. Driveways; Gravel, Lime, Concrete or Asphalt. Drainage, soak pits, trenching Tree Removal - Chip & Mulch onsite General property clean up. Demolition Aggregate deliveries Chip & Mulch sales and delivery NO JOB TOO SMALL

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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. ...

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Terrene Earthworks and Carpentry Ltd

Joined July 2021

Hi, I'm Gareth from Terrene Earthworks and Carpentry Ltd. A newly established construction business based in Wellington. With over a decade of operating heavy machinery and working on high end residential renovations in the harsh and steep environments of Wellington, we have gained vast experience in tight and hard to access jobs with quality results. Competitive rates and quick turn arounds is wh...

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Mike Preston Construction Limited

Joined March 2020

I am a licensed builder and have been in the building industry for 10 years specializing in renovations with a new build from time to time. Also have experience in all types on landscape construction and concrete form work, ranging from small to large projects. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines and expectations. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and completing job...

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Carpentry & Civil Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, my name is James Palmer and I'm the managing director of Carpentry and Civil Ltd. I've been in business since 2012 and have a reputation for quality workmanship. I pride myself on doing a quality job for a fair price. I believe I have excellent communication and will work with you to get your job done safely and efficiently. I have vast knowledge in experience across multiple trades and want...

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Zorite 2009 Ltd

Joined May 2020

No job too small or too big. We offer both interior and exterior new, repair and renovation work with a variety of services available. Interior services specialised in Ceiling, Passive fire application, Plaster Board (Fixing, Stopping), Painting, General handyman work including Floating floor installation. Exterior services specialised in Retaining Wall, Garden Maintenance, Concrete P...

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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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Wellington Roofing

Joined February 2018

Hi there For the past 5 years we have been building and renovating houses in the Wellington region. We have a core group of excellent roofer, plumbers, electricians, tilers, vinyl & carpet layer and painters who work with us regularly. We are able to manage project of any size. We also specialise in roofing work. Wellington Roofing has been in the roofing industry for more than 30 years. We...

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WaiBuild

Joined November 2016

We are based in the wairarapa and are a building and electrical company. We specialise in all building repairs and renovations of older properties including heat pump installation. We work with local businesses, landlords, homeowners and property managers. We are open and honest about our abilities and workmanship some of our work can be seen on our Facebook and internet page that is currently bei...

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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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Brandon Richards Carpentry

Joined July 2019

Carpentry & Toughened Glass Works Awning / Pergolas Decks / Staircases Fences / Balustrades Shade Screens / Feature Walls Flooring Interior Fit out Door & Window Replacement Maintenance

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