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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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

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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Pauline Love

Posted 11 months ago

Building a new studio from scratch. Framework has been started. Will need insulating, electricity, etc.

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New house

Posted 2 weeks ago

New house on a sub-divided section. Concrete slab foundation, precut frames and trusses. Labour only quote required.

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Thunder Box

Posted 10 months ago

We have a small entrance toilet that needs door frame changed, gib to wall & ceiling and scotia along with plastering

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Small build

Posted 2 years ago

We require a qualified builder who is able to finish a small build. The work involves some cladding with rusticated weatherboard, fixing windows and exterior doors, and lining the interior complete with pink batts.

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House Extension

Posted 2 years ago

Plans are with coubncil now for three bedrooms and two bathrooms added to our house. Plan is simple 2,7 stud, plaster cladding on cavity wall. Concrete floor ect. I am a qualified builder but would like a contractor that is able to close it in and is also licensed.

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New carport

Posted 1 year ago

Need new carport on relocated house. Plans are drawn by architect, just need the work to be done. Appr l:7m, w:3.5m, h:2.5m. 8 posts with conc pads, corrugated roofing, attached to the house on long side. Cost sensitive, as it will be rented out.

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REPAIR BOARD

Posted 5 months ago

REPAIR ON BOARD OVER FRONT PORCH

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Approx quote for a room addition and elevator.

Posted 1 year ago

I have a 1920s 2/3 story home and are wanting to put in a lift, also add on a sun-room to an existing ground floor bedroom.

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Builder required to fix a exterior toilet door.

Posted 1 year ago

We are needing a builder to repair a broken door which has come off an exterior toilet behind a commercial block in masterton. The door i think can be reused its the framing around the door which has been damaged. We would want a new lockable door handle fitted also.

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Removal of Chimney

Posted 9 months ago

Chimney is attached to the side of the house. 70 year old bungalow, stucco exterior. Need ball park quote (low to high) for removal and patching. I'm just looking for a ball park quote at the moment to get an idea of the cost and would be looking to get the job done in the next 3 to 6 months.

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Wood shed/lean-to

Posted 6 months ago

Looking for someone to build a wood shed/lean to - no concreting involved and have a design we drawn up.

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Peter Lee

Posted 1 year ago

I would like a Pagoda/summer house built.. 10 SQ metres. Construction timber but with bi fold doors and plenty of glass to let in the light..Have a photo of what I would like but happy to be guided by the contractor as to what is practical.

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Wall demo

Posted 5 months ago

Check to see if internal wall is load bearing. I want it removed. Fix part of ceiling when removed.

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Door removal

Posted 1 month ago

I need an internal door removed and covered up.

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Cottage refurb

Posted 10 months ago

Minor adjustments internally to old cottage-removal of wall to open up kitchen, reposition door frame, install/construct cabinetry, lay flooring etc

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Line, insulate and rewire sleepout

Posted 3 weeks ago

This is a small 10m2 sleepout. It has in the recent past been leaking. It has had some guttering and roofing work done in the last year and I think it’s no longer leaking. Looking for it to be: - checked for weather tightness - lining replaced - insulated - re- wired - repair floor or put a new floor down - the doors need to be rehung (gap between them)

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Stucco repair

Posted 3 months ago

Repair stucco where plumbing etc has been removed

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Riversdale beach, Masterton 90m2

Posted 2 years ago

90m2 new home. Plans consented ready to go.

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Bathroom ceiling and window repair

Posted 1 year ago

We have a rental property in Masterton which needs the ceiling in a small bathroom to be replaced and then plastered and painted. Preferably someone who can organise the whole job would be good, but if not we can organise a plasterer and painter. Also need a window sash repaired.

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Peter

Posted 1 year ago

We need 3 weatherboards replaced on outside of house

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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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lionels property services

Joined April 2013

lionels property services , fencing new &repair, retaining walls, painting, water blasting, yard clearing, rental cleanups, chainsaw work, and much more etc

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Green Innovations NZ

Joined July 2019

Here at Green Innovations, our goal is to provide top quality thermally efficient products to create warm and healthy Kiwi homes. We use our years of industry experience to work alongside our clients to advise different options and their advantages. Using high quality European and Canadian tried and tested products that are eco-friendly, low maintenance and low allergen, we strive to bring New...

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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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Acquired Taste Limited

Joined January 2016

Hi I have been owner/operating my Property Improvement/ Maintenance business for 4 years and have completed various large landscaping and maintenance projects. These include building sheds, timber fencing, decks, boxed garden construction, paving, laying concrete paths and driveways. External and internal painting including wallpapering. I am certified to work at height using a harness for roof p...

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Maco Developments Limited

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 plumbers, electricians, tilers and painters who work with us regularly. We are able to manage project of any size.

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MS Construction

Joined May 2019

MS Construction have been operating for 15 years and carry out a full range of building and construction services. We also offer full glazing services including double glazing

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BuildPoint ltd

Joined November 2017

Construction & Property Maintenance Building energy efficient, comfortable and affordable homes for Kiwi families is at the heart of what we do at BuildPoint. Our company has been successfully providing the people of Wellington Region with the very highest standard of building services for many years and we are immensely proud of the reputation we have built up as a small but professional, fu...

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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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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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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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Wairarapa Consultants ltd

Joined November 2016

We are a small business that works with home-owners and businesses and everything in between. From simple jobs to managing projects, property maintenance and reviewing health and safety plans and policies. Small jobs and big jobs, let us quote you. Check out our website wairarapaconsultants.co.nz or wairarapabuilders.co.nz

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RPS Renovations

Joined February 2018

RPS Renovations A Business based upon a one stop shop. With 15+ years personal experience in Plastering, Painting and Building works wecan take care of all building needs from Design to completion. All Building & Maintenance works big or small, Full home Renovations, bathroom, kitchens we can take care of all your home building projects. Even the odd small jobs around the house. I can...

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Cameron Construction

Joined March 2017

Hi I am a trade professional with over 10 years of experience in the trade. Most of my time has been spent on major home renovations and architecturally designed new builds. The rest of my experience is in low scale new builds and general building projects such as decks, fencing, maintenance and repairs. I take pride in my work and can offer competitive quotes with a high quality of workmanship.

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DEJ 2 Build

Joined August 2009

Hi, We've been building new houses, renovating old ones and general maintenance and repairs for the last 20 years. We've been in Masterton since inception and have worked on jobs around Wairarapa as well as in regional parts of Wellington. While we specialise in roofing, major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadl...

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Jason Lange Property Maintenance

Joined May 2019

I've been in the construction industry for over 20 years. I have a large tool kit and complete varied work. I am keen to look at your job and give you a quote. Cheers

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DG Roofing & Building

Joined November 2018

We understand your problem/requirement accurately and then we discuss with you the solution to your problems/ We discuss the right approach to achieving your requirements. If you agree for us to proceed, we do our job at cost, in a satisfactory timeframe and highest possible quality and value for you... Try us and you will not regret.

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Homeworks Property Maintenance

Joined January 2019

Hi, I am a Sole Trader in the Wairarapa providing high quality and fair pricing on a range of small jobs. Building & Handyman work. Also Painting Interior and Exterior.

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DnR Contracting

Joined April 2019

We specialise in the smaller jobs the big building companies have no time for. We do most things and have over 25 years joint experience in the building industry. We pride ourselves on providing a fantastic service so you will he happy to recommend us to others.

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Joe Banneton

Joined August 2019

Trade qualified builder with 15 years experience. Experienced in all aspects of building, from complete residential builds, renovations, concrete work and footpaths and all types of fencing, decking and handrail installations. Also very experienced in 2nd fix carpentry such as door and kitchen installation and trim finishing.

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