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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 [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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GST House renovation- kitchen, pergolas, cavity doors

Posted 2 days 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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Ramp ...pulley for steep stairs

Posted 1 hour 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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Fit cupboard doors.

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a large cupboard that needs bi fold wooden doors fitted. As seen in the photos, the cupboard is wider than the existing doors maki g it difficult to access. The job is to take off old doors, widen the opening and fit new doors, preferably bifold but we are open to suggestions.

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Building a deck

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for quotes to build a deck and steps

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New deck

Posted 1 month ago

I’m wanting a new deck, part of it will just be over the top of an existing raised patio area and the rest will be around the side of the house. Quite a large area. Hoping to get a quote so I can get an idea of how much I’ll need for this project

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Remove windows, reinstate weatherboard

Posted 1 week ago

hi there. I would like to have two small windows removed as well as a very old-school heat pump which is mounted on external wall all the way through it and into the living-room... no internal painting required, only to reinstate weatherboard. Thank you

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Quote for a build of ensuite

Posted 1 month ago

Got council approval, got money and design. Looking for a quote from a builder, so we can get it started. An old office- turning into an en-suite.

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Old textured ceiling

Posted 1 month ago

We have old textured ceiling. This has been tested and there are traces of white asbestos- looking at getting a ceiling put over the top of this to cover it. We are looking at a quote so we can get done asap

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New single garage

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking at installing a new single garage on our property. We want it to easily fit one car and to have an automatic roller door. It does not need to be attached to the house

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Small home job

Posted 1 month ago

Bath panel replaced with waterproof material (the water dripping from shower has caused the thin material to rott) and basic fold out washing line installed on fence at back door

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Back packers upgrade

Posted 2 months ago

multiple bathroom upgrade plus ongoing work we are seeking a suitably able contractor to work during the winter months from 1-3 months per year with a 3-5 year refit plan essential additional work tile laying

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Help

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, Super keen to find a builder I can trust and help me. Got a unfinished project I am keen to finish ASAP. Need gib and plaster done and some shelves put up. Have all the gib and plaster just need a amazing person to help do it.

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Removal of two windows #2

Posted 1 week ago

two triangular windows that need removing and replacing with a wall. We currently have the room empty for flooring project so need job done ideally in next few days. We have the weather boards that match the house ready to go. Just the building part we need done, we can paint etc.

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Removal of two windows

Posted 2 weeks ago

two triangular windows that need removing and replacing with a wall. We currently have the room empty for flooring project so need job done ideally in next few days. We have the weather boards that match the house ready to go. Just the building part we need done, we can paint etc.

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Remedy subfloor joist

Posted 1 month ago

Install pile to support cut joist in subfloor

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Replace small piece of barge board

Posted 1 month ago

I need a small piece of barge board replaced. (I have the board and its painted and ready to go). Just needs the flashing removed and board inserted. Approx 1 metre in length.

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Widening Doorway

Posted 3 days ago

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

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Garage conversion

Posted 4 weeks ago

Provide initial price indication ( plans ready) for project. To upgrade bathroom in garage and line walls. New joinery etc. Plus some work to existing house also.

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Garden beds

Posted 4 weeks ago

I would like to build 3x semi raised garden beds. They would be different shapes to fit the area ie not all square

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Garage conversion + ensuite, hallway extension and laundry alterations

Posted 1 month ago

Extend existing hallway outside existing house into laundry to provide steps through laundry down to lower level master bedroom (currently the garage). Where the hallway needs to be extended is under the existing roofline. Steps leading down to bedroom are to start within existing laundry. Garage to be converted to master suite including en-suite. Garage door opening to be bricked (and rendered) with inclusion of 2 or 3 large windows. Existing wall in bathroom to be moved to allow extension to...

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Recent building reviews

With over 169,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

extra room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 2

Help

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace window


9th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door and frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Water damage inside exterior wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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

New garage build, including concrete foundations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Build fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

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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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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glenn hoskin

Joined March 2017

Hi my name is Glenn and i like thinking outside the square. Im creative and love creating something that looks good and lasts. I also love taking something broken and fixing it. I see potential where others may not. Im friendly and helpful and will go the extra mile. �

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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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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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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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27 Building Services Limited

Joined January 2019

With plenty of years of building experience etched into my toolbelt, I'm ready to take on whatever project you're dreaming up. You'll find my prices reasonable and my work is top notch. I'm very passionate about ensuring that you are satisfied with the result. Let's have a chat about how I can make what's in your mind's eye a reality.

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Phil Davey Projects

Joined July 2015

20 Years building industry experience on residential and commercial projects. Affiliate Member of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity surveyors. M6084 New homes and Alterations Landscaping, Fences, decks, pools, earthworks and Design and Consultation services Planning and Resource Consents (223/224c Certification) Subdivisions and titles Large network of Architects, Engineers, Surveyors...

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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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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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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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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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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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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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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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mp installs

Joined January 2014

Hi I'm Mat. I have been in the industry for over 15 years now. I'm a fully qualified engineer. No job to big or to small. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and rates, then completing job on time and on budget. Welding, pool fences, handrails, stainless, aluminum, I do it all.

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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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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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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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