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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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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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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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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 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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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Complete bathroom refurb

Posted 1 month ago

Hi. We’re looking for a builder who can lead our bathroom refurbishment: - Remove existing shower, bath, vanity and toilet - Install new shower, vanity, toilet and laundry cupboard - Demolish internal wall to combine toilet and bathroom rooms - Reline walls and ceiling if/as needed. You can coordinate sub trades if you prefer or we can do that. Existing 1960’s bathroom in the photos below!! No idea re costs, so we will gather several quotes.

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Shed conversion to apartment

Posted 3 months ago

We have the plans now we need a builder to quote for job to get the mortgage to convert our shed into a 2 bedroom apartment. We are looking for someone asap but know this may be unrealistic. Our shed is 6m by 6m concrete floor that needs to be raised, drainage, re-roof. X2 bedroom bathroom and small kitchen lounge area.

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Linen cupboard

Posted 3 weeks ago

framing and build large linen cupboard which has water cylinder inside

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Back porch.

Posted 2 months ago

Need back porch replaced and hand railing installed.

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Commercial - Building internal wall, install exterior doors & misc

Posted 2 months ago

I need a new internal wall built in an office, close up a door opening (internal), install 2 new exterior doors, hallway & if possible install some glass panels.

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Fixing basketball backboard and hoop to wall

Posted 1 month ago

New basketball backboard and hoop to be securely / properly fixed to garage wall above garage door.

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Garage fit out

Posted 1 month ago

Insulation and gib board fit out ceilings and walls with partition in middle light fittings 9m x 5.4m Garage. We have some materials.

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Repair firewall/ boundary wall that is leaking water at the base.

Posted 2 months ago

I have a garage wall on a boundary fence that has started leaking water at the base between the wall and floor that needs a repair.

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Home extension

Posted 1 month ago

we have a 2nd lounge i want it turned into a bedroom,it is open planned so i was wanting a wall & door put in

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Drill 6 plastic screws for King Single slat bed

Posted 1 month ago

Person to drill in 6 plastic screws into a King Single Slat bed frame

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Garage + Sleepout 60sqm

Posted 3 months ago

Construct 6x10 lined preferably monopitched garage with sleepout/bathroom/office. Needing construction to start asap and complete next 2-3 months. Need drawings for council, and for consent application. Will require relevant concrete slab, locating of wastes, gib to walls/ceilings, window and external door aluminium joinery, insulation, internal walls and doors, mechanical ventilation points,, sprouting and down pipes.

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Deck extension

Posted 2 months ago

small area of deck which is now a down ward stair case needs to be enclosed- about 2m by 2m. We also have a railing and a trellis that need repair as well as removal of bolted poles.

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Cedar Cladding

Posted 2 days ago

Have a small section of cedar cladding and barge board (timber that spouting attaches too) that is rotten and requires replacement. I have 1 metre of cedar cladding that may assist in the repair. Only one area of repair ( all photos are of the same repair). Non urgent.

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Demolish non-structural walls

Posted 2 months ago

We have three non structural walls that we would like removed, with the floors and walls exposed to be finished to a tidy standard for future painting etc.

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Garage conversion

Posted 2 months ago

Renovate garage interior to bedròm/ensuite

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Installing 3 Mitre 10 Units in Laundry

Posted 3 weeks ago

Gibing of a piece of wall where plumber has moved plumbing and installing 2 wall unit and one cupboard unit purchased from Mitre 10 they have been assembled.

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Shelving in cupboards and skirting

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there. I need two sets of shelves built inside cupboards and some skirting fixed. I have attached photos below - the first two show the spaces that require shelving. I think pine shelving would be ideal. In the second photo you can see a set of drawers. The shelving is to go where the drawers currently stand. The third and fourth photos show where a little bit of skirting needs to be replaced and the wall needs to be paint ready. Not sure whether its easiest to just replace the gib alt...

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Kitchen Makeover + New Shower

Posted 1 month ago

I'm wanting to replace the existing kitchen with flat pack Mitre10 kitchen (plans have been done just need to push the order button) and some custom wooden boxed shelves. One custom shelf would be above the fridge area for recipe books etc. the other, a two shelf unit at the end of the last set of cupboards. A laundry area created with a tub (basin over a cupboard unit not a metal laundry tub all-in-one thing that you can buy). Floating wooden shelves. All the benches are to be wooden at this s...

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Replace houselot of windows and more

Posted 1 month ago

1) Remove house lot of existing aluminum windows and replace with new aluminium double glaze windows. House is 600sqm so a lot of windows. 2) remove drive-through portico roof and replace with new roof. 3) make good double garage that is being relocated on same premises.

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Tamatea playcentre

Posted 2 months ago

Like to build a stage that can be used for this and as a house and so much more. Outside build so can stand the weather and is suitable for pre schoolers We like it build Soon as we can but after 4 may as we will go for funding those playcentre

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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.

Water damage inside exterior wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New garage build, including concrete foundations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Replace 4 weatherboards

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

extra room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 2

Replace window


9th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fit cupboard doors.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fitout works

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Help

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Flood repair covered by insurance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Frame up exterior window that was moved by previous owner

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

GST House renovation- kitchen, pergolas, cavity doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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J A Wotherspoon LTD

Joined October 2014

I am a qualified and LBP registered builder. I also am licensed in membrane roofing. I can take on any project big or small. My team and I have a very high standard of workmanship and are very efficient in the work we do. I keep my clients well informed throughout the whole process and make the whole experience as stress free as possible

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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Hayden Percy Building Services

Joined October 2016

Hayden Percy Building Services Qualified Furniture Maker and Builder. Licensed LBP Hi, I started as a cabinet Maker about 12 years ago and have slowly moved towards building. I have worked on many different jobs, new, renovations, and maintenance. I love a hands on challenge with Quality garanteed.

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CS CONTRACTING

Joined January 2020

Hi, I am 1 year and 8 months in business specialising in renovations, alterations and new building from big to small. All jobs finished Upto a high standard. Happy to work with a budget and offer competitive rates

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PANNA Woodworks Ltd

Joined December 2014

Twenty years of experience in all kinds of wooden,laminate and engineered floors installation, deck building and water- blasting . We are owner operators that are honest, hardworking and committed to a friendly customer service. Many satisfied customers through the years are the proof that we have been doing jobs professionally. We offer a great job at great rates and we take huge pride in turnin...

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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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Renovation Hawkes Bay

Joined February 2017

The napier Renovation Co. offer an end too end service for domestic renovations in Napier, Hastings and surrounding areas. We specialise in bathroom and kitchen renovation and can help guide you through the maze of product selection, design, project management and supply of all trades. Please feel free to give us a call and see how we may help.

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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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Matai construction

Joined June 2021

We offer new home building and renovation services in the Hawkes Bay including Napier, Hastings, and Havelock North. As members of New Zealand Certified Builders you can know that quality levels remain high at all stages of your project so you can build with confidence

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Intercept

Joined November 2017

We are a 100% NZ owned and operated Security and Investigations company with offices in Auckland, Hamilton and Hawkes Bay. With over 150 certified staff across the three regions we are able to provide over 24 different service types to make us a competitively priced one stop shop for prospective clients. We will work with you so that we can guarantee and provided an affordable and reliable secur...

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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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sean harvey

Joined July 2016

Hi, I have been in the building industry for 20yrs, I have many years experience in the sheet metal fabrication and fibre glass fabrication industries before moving to the uk in 1997 where after training I started my company specialising in interior refurbishment and renovation ie: all types of suspended ceilings and metal/wood stud partition walls, office partitions, kitchen, bathroom installatio...

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Andy Hamer plumbing and Gas Limited

Joined June 2018

Free advice and Quotations. Certifiying plumber and Gasfitter 37 years service. Maintenance plumbing and 24/7 Emergency cover. Bathrooms Laundries and Kitchen renovations. Gasfitting,Natural and LPG gas work.New connections and Maintenance. Gas for cooking,Heating Hot water,Califonts and commercial Catering Equipment,Blue Seal, Moffat etc. Servicing and repairs to all makes of gas app...

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SchoCon

Joined July 2012

Focused on outdoor living, hard landscaping and renovations, but also the cliche "for all your building needs". Being in the building and construction arena for 18 years, LBP licensed and trade qualified we will make your ideas and dreams reality.

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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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Bay Carpenters LTD

Joined June 2016

Hi , I have been a NZ qualified builder for the last 15 years, also having worked in Australia and the UK. We specialise in small to medium renovations/new builds & light commercial work. I am professional and take pride in my workmanship also helping my clients through the process of alterations/new builds which can sometimes be a bit daunting. I have a high standard of work, keeping to deadl...

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Hawkes Bay Sheds Ltd

Joined February 2017

We are not just about sheds, we also do fences, garden sheds and all home maintenance from smoke alarms to re roofing. Scott has been building steel framed sheds in Napier for over 18 years, his reputation is built on attention to detail and customer satisfaction.

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RHL Build & Construct

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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JK builders

Joined August 2017

2009 Our company was founded and instantly engaged in conducting four property building projects during this year. We currently have LBP designer, carpenter and site manager within our team. Our consultants all have solid backgrounds in both design and construction. You get the benefit of experience that's been acquired year after year, job after job.

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BM Contracting

Joined August 2019

Hi, I have been building in New Zealand for 8 Years and have extensive experience with timber framed houses. I have a national certificate (NZQA) in Carpentry and am a Licensed Building Practitioner. Throughout my previous jobs I have covered a wide variety of works from full residential builds to floor laying, tiling, metal roof cladding, painting and decorating.

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