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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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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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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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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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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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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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Decorating a Child's Bedroom? Here's Some Great Tips!

Posted 28/03/17

Decorating your child's bedroom can be an enjoyable, yet challenging task. We share some tips on how to get the best out of decorating this room... Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedro

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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 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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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Repairs on Gloucester

Posted 4 months ago

Extension of wooden fence.asap Ply wood removed from ceiling and all walls in bathroom see if anything hiding. Replace joice under shower which has been cut to fit plumbing.asap Possibly installing a window and ranchslider once all above completed

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Small extension to back of house

Posted 2 months ago

We need an approx 11m2 extension added to the back of our house, which is a weatherboard villa, and if possible removing an existing internal wall (subject to engineers inspection). We have a limited budget so are looking to do this as cost effectively as possible - including undertaking any work we are able to (e.g. demo, painting etc). We have pricing drawings from our architect and images of the house where we'd like to make the alterations. Happy to arrange site visits if you are interested...

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Builder to look through potential home purchase

Posted 4 months ago

Looking to purchase a house, wonder if there are any builders who would want to walk through property with me to point out things I had not thought of? Thanks

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Small bedroom extension

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to extend a bedroom to make it bigger. Based in Napier

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Extra room

Posted 2 weeks ago

Nothing fancy. extra bedroom with wardrobe 5m by 5m. couple windows. need an estimate to get started.

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Joinery store defit

Posted 1 week ago

builder needed for removing joinery from a store in Napier

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Building a platform for a Bell glamping tent

Posted 1 month ago

I need a platform built for a Bell glamping tent. The hard part is I have stairs from the road to the property.

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Two X minor repair jobs on Doors

Posted 1 month ago

Lock attached to building for Large wire roller door on warehouse needs to be re fitted. Swinging doors from shop to warehouse uneven so need to be realigned at hinges

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Pergola Extensions

Posted 4 months ago

We want to bring the gable end out another 2.5m x 5m and cover the new extension with 50 x 20 mm rough sawn lap. We also want to add to the side as a flat roof structure a 2.7 m x 7.5 m extension as well as a 5.3 x 2.5 m extension (flat roof). The rafters are 200 x 50 mm and the posts are 200 mm rounds. The existing height to the top of the posts is 2.2 m.

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Interior wall/window alterations

Posted 1 month ago

We have a window/framing in our rental property bathroom that needs to be replaced and the interior wall to be regibbed/painted. A wall exists between the bathroom and toilet which we would like to remove as well. Require a builder to provide a quote to undertake this work. Ideally would like this work to be undertaken prior to end of June.

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Big shed reno

Posted 1 month ago

extend ..close in open sides. street side entry electric doors.new doors and walls

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Replacing Broken Cracked Old Hardies Cement Shingles

Posted 2 months ago

20 x old hardies 600 x 300 wave pattern cement shingles need replacing. (50's house) These are no longer available so would need to be hand cut from Hardiflex sheeting (including the wave pattern at bottom). Old ones removed and disposed of. Care would need to be taken not to break any exisisting sheets as they are brittle. Thanks!

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Laying new floor

Posted 3 months ago

1 We need a wooden plywood floor 3 x 6 metres - this is an existing building at a lower height than kitchen. It will need piles to bring it level with main house and deck. 2 Framing for Ranch slider, and removal of old window and fitting door.

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Deck build

Posted 2 months ago

Build a deck of about 25m2 ..plus a garden box next to it of about 5m2

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Build fence

Posted 4 months ago

Picket fence. I have the gate. About 5 metres. Area flat. Straight. Open to better suggestions.

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Very small renovation.

Posted 4 months ago

Need a door cut out, framed and a sliding door mounted. A shower wall put in and stand for a contained shower to go on. A mezzanine platform to be built in a small room.

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Concrete deck repair

Posted 1 month ago

Large concrete deck needs repairing as leaking into garage below. Interior garage roof will also need repaired.

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Building Sun Shelter Marewa School

Posted 3 months ago

Would like to build a freestanding structure to provide shade in pool area. Needs to be under 20m2 in area- no walls. Clearlite roof. Easy site access. Would prefer to get underway soon.

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Barge board replacement

Posted 3 months ago

A barge board is rotten and needs replacing. It is on the south side of the house so it would be good to get it replaced before winter. Single level dwelling.

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Smith

Posted 2 months ago

Walls out and beams x 3 in to building consent ( already have ) Gib and skirtings etc. House stripped and 95 % ready for builder. Flexible on fitting in with your workload. Thanks

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Recent building reviews

With over 136,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Indoor sill repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair internal wall after recesses removed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lining Garage Walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st May 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Alana Steyn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lining Inside of Garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stud Wall and door jamb

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Opening up spaces

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Dr Plumber HB Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Plumbing industry with over 10 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. While we specialise in General Maintenance Plumbing we also do complete full renovations kitchen,bathroom,laundry. Whether upgrading from low to mains pressure Hot water , blocked drain to a roof leak Dr Plumber HB Ltd has you c...

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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA 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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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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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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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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Reno it property maintaince

Joined April 2017

Over 20 years painting experience and 9 year renovating. we cover a wide range of jobs from interior to exterior. We tack pride in our work and customer service. We aim to make your job as easy and stress free as possible. We look forward to making your home look the way you want. We do the hard work so you don't have to

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Keegan Construction Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi, I have been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 12 years. While I specialize in renovations, I also do smaller jobs from time to time. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes, completing jobs to a high standard and on budget.

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Hawkes Bay Green Care

Joined March 2017

We at H.B Green Care offer the services of skilled professionals for all your building,landscape and gardening needs.We are here to help you achieve your landscaping project big or small.H.B Green Care offers the best service and prices in town to get your dream garden concept come true.

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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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Zeus And Sons Electrical

Joined February 2017

Hey, I've been working as an electrician for 5 years. Recently formed Zeus And Sons Electrical on the 3rd of Jan 2019. Based in Hastings, servicing the Hawke's Bay region. As a new business owner I'm keen to get underway and start building my reputation by providing a quality service with reliable products at a good price. I do domestic/commercial/Industrial work such as: -Installation of l...

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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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Wilton building

Joined April 2011

I have been in the trade for 39 years. Very knowledgeable on alterations, leaky homes Have just spent 16 years in Auckland...So what you from me is the "one stop shop” deal.

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PB Rural Ltd

Joined May 2019

Quality workmanship that we can both be proud of. With many years experience in a range of fields, I have the experience and expertise to complete your job safely and efficiently. I specialize in Excavation and Landscaping through to General Handyman services. Let's work together to find a great solution to whatever challenge you have.

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Infinite Building Solutions Ltd

Joined April 2015

We are an “all under the same roof” operation which provides our clients with the complete job handled by us from beginning to end. We take the stress out of your job by project managing it from start to finish, and with many years experience in the industry, including owning a construction business in Wellington for 18 years, you can trust us to get the best results for you. We’ll put highly qu...

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THE TILE LAYER

Joined August 2011

floor and wall tile layer, water proofing in all and any wet areas, over 20 years experience in residential and commercial tiling, stone, ceramic, mosaic, design and lay, i have done some building, plastering and painting. look at sites http://www.tilelayerhamilton.com

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DNT construction

Joined January 2018

We are a small family owned construction company we have been around for 3 years now. I've been building for coming on 20 years. We cover pretty much all construction. From changing door handles to building apartment blocks and everything in between. We offer quality service on time and on price. Call us any time for a free quote

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Kiwi House Inspection Hawke's Bay

Joined September 2018

Hi, At Kiwi House Inspections Hawke's Bay we supply comprehensive building reports at competitive prices. We are qualified builders and licensed building practitioners. We aim to supply our reports on the same day and can supply many forms of building inspection services. From residential to commercial to asbestos testing.

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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The Napier Renovation Co

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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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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