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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Leaking sash windows

Posted 8 months ago

Leaking sash windows Rotten windowsills for replacing and rotten floor boards

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Bathroom +laundry renovation

Posted 7 months ago

Bathroom and laundry renovation 1950s house. Slightly awkward layout do suggestions on reconfiguring space would be much appreciated. Job done ASAP

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Replace flat roof with gable roof etc

Posted 2 months ago

Basically I live in a converted shed and port-a-com. Both have gable roofs. The structure between the to buildings has a flat roof and it is this that I want to change to a gable roof that will sit about a foot above the spouting on the shed and port-a-com when finished. Also an exterior wall will need to be moved about a metre from current position. The whole structure will be removed before work begins so I can see what the previous people have done as we have a few issues. Also any advice on...

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Sleep out/office

Posted 2 days ago

Requiring quote to build a simple 5 x 3m sleep out/office on flat back lawn of property. No bathroom required. Needs to be insulated. Assessing best value of build or flat pack.

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Wall removal

Posted 7 months ago

Removal of a small internal wall (non load bearing) in a commercial building. Needs to be done quickly as I can't set up my new venture until completed.

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Deck unsafe

Posted 6 months ago

Hi there, can you please quote to repair the back deck. Thanks, Melita

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Laundry repairs

Posted 1 month ago

I have a current quote of $1750(inc GST) for the following work: -remove existing laundry tub & linings -fit a new steel cabinet, stainless tub and splash board -seal shower edges and do minor repairs to slide rail as required -Repair the hot water cylinder element cover. May need a builder and plumber. If you are able to beat this price. Please let me know.

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Lift installion

Posted 3 months ago

supply and install a lift in a existing 2 story house in Morrinsville. Builder to arrange all consents and certifcation and what other trade people are required. cheers

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Retaining wall builders

Posted 5 months ago

Building a retaining wall on subdivision.

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Line the garage

Posted 6 months ago

line and insulate an existing double garage

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House repairs

Posted 10 months ago

Need some rotten weather boards replaced, along with repairs to sleepout and shed walls.

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New build

Posted 6 months ago

3 bay garage...large back section

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Rebuild Front Porch & Remove a Wall

Posted 8 months ago

My 1923 bungalow has a front porch with rotting wood where the posts need replacing. I would like this porch reconstructed but with a small wooden deck and the concrete removed. Please see pictures. Also, I have a fireplace wall where I need the two side wallls made flush with fireplace wall, remove sarking (to be recycled) and have it all relined with gib and have the fireplace blocked off. I plan to use the extra wall space on the opposite wall to create a wardrobe. Fireplace will be mad...

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Enclosing a portico

Posted 6 months ago

We want to enclose an existing portico (Signature Home Portico) to be an indoor room. Must have time to do the job and be able to start within the next 4-6 weeks, otherwise please don’t contact.

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Seventy7

Posted 3 months ago

install rondo gib battens in a new build

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Remove popcorn ceiling

Posted 8 months ago

Remove popcorn ceiling from area 15m x 3 m and finish surface to painting quality. Popcorn has been tested and does not contain asbestos - certificate available.

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Utility room

Posted 7 months ago

Require a detached utility room about 5m x 3.5m built on back of section behind house. Finer details to be settled. Basically a rectangular room with sliding or folding door access along one wall and small windows on rear wall and preferably with RV type electrical plug connection. Also want a RV port about 3m wide x 8m long x 3m high built on front of section. No particular time frame but build start within a month if possible.

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Chimney/Fireplace removal

Posted 8 months ago

Ideally I would like the chimney/fireplace removed and the wall taken back to be relined/gibbed. Needing a builder to assess for any structural work and provide quote. Also looking at removing the hot water cylinder located in cupboard next to fireplace and going to gas hot water/cooking. Quote from plumber would be appreciated. Please see pics attached. Any questions welcomed.

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Facelift

Posted 8 months ago

So I have a list of jobs I would like to get done from fixing a hole in the wall to building a fully functioning sleep out/batch in the back yard.

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Fibre cement panel Replaced

Posted 2 months ago

We have multiple fibre cement panels that need to be replaced on the outside of our home. (We have the materials)

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TNT Builds

Joined June 2021

Hi, I am a qualified Carpenter and have been in the industry for 8 years qualified for 4. I've been out on my own as a sole trader/contractor for the last 12 months. My building background is predominantly New Homes, Decks, and Structural Landscaping however i have worked on a variety of projects over the years including - new homes - renovation/alterations - light commercial - decks - fences...

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Kane building ltd

Joined February 2021

Hi. I have been building for myself for 3 years now and about 10 years in total. We do a great range of projects (big and small). We work very hard to meet deadlines for project competition and to provide competitive quotes.

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TNT concrete resurfacing limited

Joined July 2021

Concrete and concrete resurfacing specialists I was currently working in the gold coast pre covid for 22 years in the decorative concreting industry , We can transform existing concrete (patios / paths and driveways using a concrete product with Colour and texture , From basic colours to wood grain like finishes . We take pride in what’ we do from day 1 with a on the spot quote to meetin...

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DAG Construction

Joined May 2020

Hi There, DAG Construction is a Waikato based building company that specialises in renovations and new builds, our team consists of builders and decorators to cover all aspects of your job required.

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication and construction.

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Clear Property and Projects

Joined June 2019

Clear Property and Projects is a professional service that takes the stress out of those sometimes worrying tasks. From small around the house ideas all the way through to project management of large scale builds. We have you covered. A trustworthy source to help you out. Get in touch for an obligation free quote.

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vindustries LTD

Joined May 2021

We are a passionate company, wanting to provide the best quality yet keeping it all cost effective. Focus area is making steel gates, sliding or swing gates - we can also automate existing gates and do any other repairs around your property. New decks or alterations to existing and fences- residential & rural.

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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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Thurston Developments

Joined July 2019

At Thurston Developments we provide Quality Excavation - Drainage - Landscaping & Site Clearing works across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. We focus on clients specific requirements with key attention to detail, at a reasonable price! We enjoy a variety of projects from residential / renovations to commercial or small subdivisions and we aren't shy of a challenge.

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Jpricebuilders

Joined April 2017

I am a licensed carpenter with over 10 years experience doing renovation and residential building work. I'm professional and will do my best to make your job big or small easy at a competitive price. Give me a call

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BOLD Landscape Design and Construction

Joined September 2011

Over 30 years landscape design and construction experience. From a simple fence to a full residential contract. Happy to simply provide a concept plan with estimates on costs of work required, right through the finished product. Excellent portfolio can be provided upon request - ...

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JDC Contracting Bop Limited

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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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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ONCORE

Joined November 2020

Hi,we specialise in installation,repair and maintenance business in Bay of Plenty and Rotorua.No job is too big or too small for us.We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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R&M Builders Limited

Joined November 2017

Hi R&M Builders have been building new houses for 15 years we are Certified Builders, we also have a painting company SMC and we are part of the Master Painters . We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on time and budget . It is important to have tradesman to do your jobs as they have years of experience. LBP NUMBER ... Site 2 Master Painter We are C...

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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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Diamond Renovation & Maintenance Services

Joined May 2021

We are experienced and professional team who strive to provide the best service for our customers and completing the jobs with high standard. We service throughout North Island.

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Pouwels Structure Development

Joined January 2021

New business on the scene as of Janurary. I have 5+ years experience building new homes, commercial structures and medium to large sized renovations. Some of the services I can provide are: additions/extensions, decks, fencing, bathroom and kitchen renovations etc. What you can expect from Pouwels Structure Development: - Professional service - Reliable workmanship - Fast and punctual c...

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JL Construction

Joined October 2019

We build new homes, high end architectural homes, renovations and decks. We have a passion for building and love establishing relationships with clients and high attention for detail.

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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