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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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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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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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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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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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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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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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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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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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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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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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Repairs on Gloucester

Posted 2 weeks 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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Lowered Beamed Ceiling

Posted 5 months ago

Beamed Ceiling requires lowering to bottom of beams and insulated. Existing lighting to remain. Room size approx 7metres x 5 metres

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Replace toilet door, so it opens out

Posted 3 months ago

Toilet door needs replacing, need door to open out into hallway, may need to adjust frame as well as put hinges other side. Currently has a horrible folding door on it

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Garage - Bedsit

Posted 4 months ago

I wish to have my existing garage removed (6m x 4.5m) and a new garage with small bedsit and bathroom built (6m x 7m)

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House renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to replace 7 internal door and 1 slider. Plus removal of a internal wall to extend kitchen if possible to remove.

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New garage with bedsit

Posted 1 month ago

I require a 6m x 7m garage with bedsit built. Build date will be ASAP but I am willing to wait for the right job.

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Internal wall and door

Posted 2 months ago

We require a builder for minor internal alterations The work involves a dividing wall with door to provide two rooms at the back of an internal access garage. No electrical or plumbing work required.

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Load bearing wall

Posted 3 months ago

remove the load bearing wall 2.5 x 3.

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Small tidy up

Posted 3 months ago

We need someone to replace a few weatherboards on our house. We also require skirting to be measured, purchased and installed in our kitchen/dining/laundry.

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FIX UP DIVIDER

Posted 1 month ago

WE ARE AN EARLY CHILDHOOD ORGANISATION THAT HAS A LARGE ROMPUS ROOM THAT WE WANT TO DIVIDE SO THE YOUNGER BABIES ARE IN ONE AREA FROM THE OLDER BABIES. WE HAVE A FENCE TYPE DIVIDER THAT WE WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO COME AND ERECT SECURELY AS THIS HAS BROKEN AWAY FROM THE WALL.AS AN ADULT GATE TO GET THROUGH.

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Builder to look through potential home purchase

Posted 1 week 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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Build fence

Posted 3 weeks ago

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

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Pergola Extensions

Posted 3 weeks 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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Kitchen Landry reno

Posted 1 month ago

Hi we are looking for a builder to rejig a space for us.turning a unused hallway and multiple small unused cupboards into a walk in pantry a larger hall linin cupboard and more space in the laundry. Requires removing a internal non structural wall and removing and moving some doors.

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2 walls gone

Posted 4 months ago

I would like to have 2 internal load baring walls removed between lounge and kitchen. I am looking for a builder that is willing to carry out the structural work and building consent only. In order to keep costs to a minimum I wish to carry out all finishing work myself. One wall is approximately 2m and doorway and the other is approximately 3m and a doorway.

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Breakneck view

Posted 4 months ago

Remove a wall fit a kitchen fit a awning build a large deck make a door way install bifold door and replace carpet.

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Cladding removal and paint

Posted 1 month ago

We need some 1970's cladding removed from the front portion of the house. It was installed with battens over existing weatherboards which were in good condition at the time of installation. Following removal, holes will need to be filled and the entire frontage painted. Mostly single-story.

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Looking to add an extension to kitchen/dining area

Posted 3 months ago

We'd like to extend our 1910s weatherboard bungalow across part of the back of the house. It would be approximately 10m2 in total, so with new french doors and windows. The roof line will extend what's already there. We're looking for a full service if possible (to deal with drawings/permits and build) - anyone who can also help us with a new kitchen would be a bonus! Access is good at the back of the house, plenty of space. There is currently a deck and pergola where we'd like the extension to...

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Hanging light

Posted 2 months ago

cutout small part of ceiling for wiring and hang light. will need quick builders job plus electrician

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Very small renovation.

Posted 2 weeks 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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Recent building reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Kitchen walls addition

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th October 2016

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

House Maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2013

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

15 campaign st

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2016

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

Exterior Decking Steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2011

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

removal of freestanding fire flu

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2012

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix wooden window frame and replace board on garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

French or bi-fold doors/small deck off lounge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th March 2012

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Indoor sill repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ensuite Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd March 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

door jam

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2013

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Water damaged room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Opening up spaces

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom/Toilet refit

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th March 2014

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Lining Garage Walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st May 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Water seeping in under roller door - Concrete work required?

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th May 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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.

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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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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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DownSize NZ

Joined November 2018

DownSize NZ provides an extra set of hands to reduce the stress of decluttering, downsizing or preparing to move. We can help with: - Decluttering and downsizing - Home and garden maintenance - Preparing your home and section for sale - Support with the move - Estate clearance services - Assistance with the sale of furniture and belongings - Transport of boxes, rubbish, furniture and unwa...

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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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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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Michael Makirere

Joined October 2018

Hi, ive had years experience in the building industry and am able to complete a wide range of building tasks from big jobs to small jobs around the house. I pride myself in my attention to detail and completing all my work with 100% satisfaction.

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Benson Brothers Construction

Joined April 2018

Family owned and operated with 2 generations of builders in the business. We take pride in our work, customer service and completion of jobs. We are able to do anything from fences and decks right through to full renovations and new house builds. Please send us a message and we will be happy to discuss your project and see if we are the ones to take on the task!

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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Baywide Dingo's

Joined June 2010

Hi my name is David from Baywide Dingos. We have been working around Hawkes Bay for around 10years doing everything from Orchard frost protection trenching, retaining walls, lawns and landscaping, demolition, concrete breaking, concrete form work, to mass planting & full scale attacks on overgrown properties. We love the tricky jobs! We can increase the value of your home or investment...

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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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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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Concrete Specialists HB

Joined September 2018

Hi, we have been building swimming pools for the last 17 years. While we specialize in concrete pools of all shapes and sizes. We also can provide you with landscaping around your pool and BBQ area. We also do concrete work, driveways. Patios, slabs, retaining walls. We also do smaller jobs. Like If it has to do with concrete, we are the people for you. We are professionals. We work hard to compl...

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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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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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Eagle Builders Limited

Joined September 2017

Trade Qualified Licensed Building Practioner Quality Craftsmanship Full Project Management New Builds Renovations / Alterations Bathrooms & kitchens Maintenance and Repairs

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Drinkrow Building Limited

Joined March 2011

Drinkrow Building knows the area like no other and we are proud to be locally owned and operated in the Hawkes Bay. Offering new home building and renovation services in the Hawkes Bay including Napier, Hastings, Havelock North and across Central Hawkes Bay. Drinkrow Building is a small dedicated team ensuring a personal service. As members of New Zealand Certified Builders you can know that quali...

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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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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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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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