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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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House fixing to piles

Posted 8 months ago

I am after a licensed builder who is able to supply me a record of work to the council after fixing my 105m2 house down to wooden piles. I would like someone who can do this job within the next two weeks. Thanks Stephen ...

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Genae Thompson

Posted 1 year ago

Wanting to cover our porch (like in picture) and to fit an external door

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Convert space in garage to office

Posted 2 months ago

Wanting part of garage converted to office. Ceiling and 1 wall in 9mm ply with a sliding door. Insulation in walls and ceiling. Rough measurements attached as bit of a funny shape. Safe to commerce during lock downs.

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Install a round sky light/dome. Rip down a wall and remove cabinets.

Posted 9 months ago

We need to take out an old diesel heater tunnel.... see photo. this has all beed removed years back, I have no idea why they left this in there. This will leave a 20/30cm hole in roof. Thought just put a fixed round skylight. I can get 1 from bunnings just need price to install, unless you have a better idea. have also a wall that needs to be busted thru as well. i will add photos later. Want it done in the next month. Small wall to come out with the one door on it. About 1.5metres. Not low bea...

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Kitset sleepout construction

Posted 1 year ago

Put together a kitset sleepout made from freezer panel. We have the instructions, rivets, range slider, panel and one window. This was purchased new and slots together apparently.

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Installing french doors

Posted 10 months ago

Just looking for a quote for how much it would cost to install french doors into an existing wall

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Two carports

Posted 7 months ago

We have purchased 2 carports and require a pad 7x6m. Site will be prepared. Job will be comense January 2020. An additional door needs to replace window for internal access. Please check our location before making contact. We are closest to Tahuna

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Internal entrance a

Posted 6 months ago

We have begun the process of putting up our carports. We have 2 leanto style shed going beside house. There needs to be a window removed and replaced with doorway. The doorway has a bath in way requiring removal.

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Custom building

Posted 1 year ago

Fitting out semi truck trailers into toy haulers, there is abit of every skill needed for this inclueding welding, building, fitting kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, flooring, wiring, plumbing, and custom things to each build

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Renovations

Posted 5 months ago

Exterior Repairs / replacements on weatherboard house . Internal Walls / ceilings repair Windows installed / framed Wardrobe built Verandah built Ideally February work .

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Fix rotting post

Posted 6 months ago

Outside conservatory glass panels and wood. End post rotten at bottom - see attached photo. Needs repair/replacement ASAP

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Garage

Posted 7 months ago

We have finally decided to put a garage along side our house. Garage will be beside our house so needs matching gable (25 degree?). Would like someone independent able to undertake project. Will be approx 6x7 meter. We can provide some assistance and clear site. I will provide photos later. We are located at Springdale

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Bathroom and laundry demo

Posted 2 months ago

Bathroom and laundry to be gutted. Leaking shower has caused water damage and needs to be removed. Very old shower (house built in 50’s) with possibly concrete base (as per the plumber). Obviously rotting skirting boards etc. Both are small rooms.

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Grab Rails

Posted 7 months ago

We need to put 2 grab rails in a shower and 1 in the toilet for our tenant. Need these in place by mid December if possible.

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Renovation quotes

Posted 1 year ago

We are looking at purchasing a 3 bedroom 1960's vintage house in Motumaoho, 6 km from Morrinsville. We are looking for a quote for a full internal renovation. - Internal wall to be removed - new kitchen - floor coverings - internal and external painting We are looking to make our offer by the 10th of July.

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Quote for a pagola over deck

Posted 1 year ago

hi im looking for a quote to build a pagola over my deck

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Re clad Building

Posted 11 months ago

I am looking for quotes to re clad a building in Te Aroha .

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Tethering a pod on trailer to the ground

Posted 5 months ago

We are getting a pod on a trailer that is 6m by 2.4m and it needs to be tethered to the ground, this will be at our property in morinsville. We dont have the pod yet wanted to organize the tethering job first then we will order pod which can take a couple of weeks to be delivered

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Remove ranchslider

Posted 8 months ago

We have a ranchslider that we would like removed and replaced with a new larger ranchslider.

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Under house access

Posted 7 months ago

I am needing a hatch put in so that under my house can be accessed so that it can be insulated

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Recent building reviews

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Under house access

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Wall placement, gas heater removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Marie McPake

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix rotting post

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitset sleepout construction

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Weinbox Builders

Joined November 2013

Licenced Building Practition­er with 15 years building and 11 years joinery experience­. Which means I provide a proffessional and prompt service with a high standard of finish. If you don't have the time or know how, we can take the stress, fear, and worry out of your project. So you can do things you want to do and enjoy life.

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Sv building limited

Joined November 2018

Hi there, I’m a licensed builder with nearly ten years in the building industry. I’ve worked on and managed a large variety of sites. These range from high end new builds and renovations right down to the essential small jobs such as replacing a shower unit. I also have experience with building rural/ light commercial steel frame sheds. I work together with an experienced craftsman plumber,...

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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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JDC Contracting Bop

Joined June 2020

Hi , At JDC Contracting We Specialize in New Aluminium Windows & Doors, Aluminium joinery Replacements/Maintenance , Retro fitting of New Double Glazing , Small Building Jobs , Renovations , Decks , Deck Repairs , Fences , with 20 years in the building Industry We are very professional and work hard to deliver the best quality workman ship on time and within budget , there's no job to big or to sm...

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CA Decorating

Joined June 2020

Small business providing painting and wallpaper services in Hamilton and in greater Waikato. I aim to give competitive quotes and complete the job in a timely fashion

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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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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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Z&D Construction ltd

Joined February 2020

Z&D Construction is a newly formed Construction Company based in the Rotorua. We work in Bay of Plenty, Matamata Piako and South Waikato areas. Our team Zac, Dallas, Hayden have 31 years combined experience in the construction industry including but not limited to. New builds, Renovations, Roofing, Extension, Decking. Project management Our team look after any job from start to finish....

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pro wire

Joined December 2010

Hi we work from hamilton to auckland we have been doing jobs from new homes full renovations ,to the smallest jobs ,we pride ourselves on punctuality, and 100% customer satisfaction ,we always clean up after ourselves and offer helpful advice and ,no obligation free quotes ,our prices are always competitive .

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Jazr

Joined October 2014

Hey, ive been in the building construction for 10+ years doing various jobs from architictual new builds, renovatios of all sizes and Aluminum companys. I am a quilified carpenter and i take pride in my work, im reliable/honest and work very hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Coolfalla Construction

Joined October 2019

You've got to be awesome to be a 'Coolfalla'. We specialise in new builds, renovations and improvements. We will work with you to make sure you get what you want. We are professional, hard working and strive to exceed your expectations - on time, and on budget.

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Gutter Man Pro

Joined July 2020

Hi, I have been working with gutters for over 5 years. I specialize in maintenance of gutters, valleys and downpipes. I can provide you with a professional opinion in my area of expertise, I am able to do smaller jobs in other areas around external roofs.I am very professional and work hard to complete any job safely .I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and working efficiently.

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Waikato Developments Limited

Joined July 2015

Specialising in residential building we aim to get your job done quickly and efficiently. We cater for big jobs and small and can do anything from New Homes and alterations to fences, decks and retaining walls. For all your building requirements give us a call.

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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello, Certified drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 15 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage. Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, I’m Brad Roberts, the Director of Nu Vista Homes. We are a family operated business with over 12 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. 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 and understand what you want so that we c...

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8Trix Residential

Joined November 2015

Hi Guys, I build residential fences in the South Waikato and also in the Auckland areas. My aim is to build high quality fences on budget and on time and to exceed your expectations. We also have a tip truck and digger and bobcat hire for site excavations and driveways. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Dean

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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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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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jlp construction

Joined June 2020

move from usa to nz in 2009 were i did have a construction company...now here in nz i work as a site manager for a well know construction company...i can do anything excluding plumbing and electrical

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BKF Builders

Joined May 2019

I am a trade qualified builder with 27 years experience in both residential and commercial construction. I am very professional and work hard to complete anything from new builds to renovations in a timely professional and reliable manner.

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