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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ramp ...pulley for steep stairs

Posted 2 months ago

I have 60 steep narrow stairs to walk up to my house with pram, shopping etc there is no drive on access, looking at a ramp or similar to make life easier!!

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Builder

Posted 3 weeks ago

Wanted builder in Hawkes bay Napier, Bluff hill to build a"frame" for a bedroom wall which will have a sliding door. We can clad etc.

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Garage Conversion to bedroom

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for a builder for a small conversion job to convert an internal garage to a bedroom Remove garage door and build partial wall and prepare for window install Install false floor to make height same as rest of house Insulate under floor and external block wall Relocate garage washhouse to a cupboard Install wardrobe space and doors Possibly reposition the front entrance closer to the garage conversion

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Commercial fitout

Posted 1 month ago

food outlet fit out, small sandwich bar in the cbd of Napier

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Bathroom floor

Posted 2 weeks ago

A couple of boards on the bathroom floor need to be reinforced, I’ve got the material, it’s urgent as in asap please contact me on ...

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Widening Doorway

Posted 2 months ago

Need a doorway into our kitchen widened by about 500mm. Possibly a load-bearing wall.

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Replace 4 weatherboards

Posted 1 month ago

Replace 4 weatherboards. length of each is 7220 (just over 7 metres) Along front of house, the bottom 4. To right of deck...along front under the 2 windows in pic

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Wall repairs

Posted 1 month ago

We have several holes along one internal wall that need repair. As well as some stainless steel sheeting that needs to be applied to the walls, some new, some existing and some repurposed sheeting. This is for a Fish and Chip shop, work could be done anytime Mondays and up to 2pm on other days. Prefer to have the work completed in the next couple of weeks.

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Erect an internal wall

Posted 1 month ago

We require the removal of a set of internal bi-fold doors, and the gap to be framed and lined.

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Home Maintenance

Posted 1 month ago

I need a pelmet reattached, a drain pipe reattached (minor), fencing tidied up. I am selling my property and want it up to scratch. Plus, just seen my letter box has been knocked over so needs fixed

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Canopy

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are looking at a plexiglass onto an aluminium frame canopy (or similar solution) over a 4 x 4.5 m deck on the first floor of our house.

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Entrance Way

Posted 1 month ago

sheltered cover at the entrance to the building.. As to the first photo you are walking up to the entrance, plus the wooden rails would be awesome with balustrade rails as protection from the roadway. The second photo is from the inside looking out. When it rains it comes all the way inside.. To have a clear roofing around this would be great.

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Installation of skirting boards

Posted 1 month ago

We need skirting boards to be cut and installed. Lounge, dining and hallway. Already have the materials just need to done to get our new carpet in.

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Laundry Cupboard

Posted 1 month ago

Just wanting to get a quote to build a laundry cupboard. There is an exterior door that also needs to be removed in order for the cupboard to be built

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Doorway +

Posted 2 weeks ago

Add doorway to existing hall plus fit out existing wardrobe to become mini kitchen, no basin but will require power point

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Small bathroom re-fit

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there, Looking for someone who has time to do a small bathroom refit/re-gib and build a bit of a wall, we have all the bathroom stuff waiting to go...no luck with a builder yet!

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GST House renovation- kitchen, pergolas, cavity doors

Posted 2 months ago

KITCHEN 1. Remove existing cabinetry to workshop storage with the intention to re-use cupboard & cabinets where possible within the RSE accommodation areas. 2. Isolate power & plumbing. Remove 40L EHWC to storage for intended re-use. Can be SW Bartholomew and Ideal Electrical, who do work for the owners, or subbies can be the Builders’ choice. 3. Check bay window for structural support & re-support to take a new 30mm composite bench of almost the same size as the existing. Ensure weather tig...

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Gebbie

Posted 1 month ago

Have had water damage,likely from a leaky shower. This has gotten into the flooring below and there may be damage to the plates. This was found during a builders report for the sale of the property so the sooner the better. As a minimum it will mean removing and replacing the shower but may involve repairing or replacing the plates. This is on a stucco house circa mid fifties

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Wall and door

Posted 1 month ago

Hi needing a wall put up with door for bedroom there was a wall at some stage..non supporting.

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Wall frame

Posted 3 weeks ago

Wanting a wall frame put up where existing bedroom wall use to be, we can do the rest. Non supporting wall we will have a sliding door.

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Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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Frame up exterior window that was moved by previous owner

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24th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

New garage build, including concrete foundations

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25th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 4
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 5

Door and frame

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29th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Water damage inside exterior wall

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14th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Replace 4 weatherboards

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30th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
Communication
 5

Fit cupboard doors.

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1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

extra room

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22nd August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 2

Build fence

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16th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace window


9th September 2019

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L & B Construction

Joined September 2019

We have done renovation in houses, painting and decorating, plastering, concreting, paving, fencing, house insulation, and cleaning in and outside the house or offices for 12 years. Whatever others won’t do we will be there to help your needs. Our professional, honest and hard working team will go extra mile for deadlines and to suit your budget. We specialise in any renovations from roof to floo...

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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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Build Mac Limited

Joined January 2013

Building and construction company that strives to deliver a great job at competitive prices. We are experienced in new housing, alterations, extensions, and maintenance work. We can take care of the whole process of your job and organise your project from start to finish We are a member of the New Zealand Master Builders Association and as such are able to offer a Master Builder 10-year guarante...

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Jk Design Limited

Joined September 2017

Driven by a desire to build the best, JK Design&Build is passionate about creating extraordinary homes. We love to see a project develop from concept to completion, then add our finishing interior design touches so you can live in a home, you truly love. Our people are the heart and soul of what we do. Highly qualified and a passionate team working hard to achieve a unique style with a beautifu...

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CS CONTRACTING

Joined January 2020

Hi, I have been doing building for about 6 months. So far I have done a house extension, renovations,waterproofing, decking etc. so I know the basics and some of the tricky things. I am just looking for weekend perk jobs to gain a reputation and grow my knowledge

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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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AKN BUILT LTD

Joined May 2020

Hi,we mainly do home renovations at this current time,though we would like the opportunity to get into the new house market.we also do smaller jobs,fences,decks etc. We have a very good bunch of reliable and qualified sub trades to call on. We pride ourselves on high end quality workmanship. We also like to provide a full project management sevice of the job and believe good communication with...

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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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RHL Contracting

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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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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clarks building

Joined May 2017

I’m a qualified builder In the hawkes bay region. Some of the work i can do but not limited. *Decks *Pegolas *Bathroom repairs/makeover *sheds *Outdoor furniture *planter boxes *Small renovations *Rubbish removal Very reasonable and competitive rates.

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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DownSize NZ

Joined November 2018

DownSize NZ clears possessions and prepares homes for sale. We can help with: - Estate clearance services - Downsizing and preparing to move - Home and garden maintenance - Preparing your home and section for sale - Assistance with clearing garages, homes and sections Get in touch for a chat about your needs. We're here to help!

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J A Wotherspoon LTD

Joined October 2014

I am a qualified and LBP registered builder. I also have my LBP in roofing membranes. I have been re-building and waterproofing decks and roofs for the last 7 years and before that I was building new houses and outdoor areas throughout my apprenticeship. 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 w...

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Cowans Carpentry

Joined June 2020

We are avaliable in the hawkes bay region for your building needs no job is too small or big . A bit of the old school and new school combined with our builders give us a bell and we can give you a quote.

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d Construct

Joined February 2018

Hi, I've been involved in the construction industry for the last 25 years, from carpentry, to a builder, to Project Management, to Quantity Surveying, and building again. My passion has always been to be on site with an apron on, hammer in hand, making peoples visions and dreams come to life. We are a professional building company that delivers a high quality product for you.

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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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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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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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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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