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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Waimea Road

Posted 4 months ago

Hi The chimney needs to be removed or taken down to a short level and sealed off. It is very crumbly looking. There are a few tiles I think on the roof that may need fixing as the kitchen roof is bulging . I have the insurance looking at that part. I have a few other jobs I'd like done. My shed was renovated into a studio but the walls are only lined with 4 panels, I'd love that to be finished. The dryer is balanced on a box so any help with hanging the dryer or making a shelf would be great....

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Nels

Posted 4 weeks ago

We think we could use some of your help,We are in need of Renovation service for our Property before we put it for sales, your reply will be appreciated.Probably easier to contact me via email.tobilomorries1990 AT GOOGLEMAIL Regards.

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Build 3.4m drywall with standard cavity slider

Posted 10 months ago

We require 1 builder to come and build a 3.4m drywall (ceiling is 2.4m), with a cavity slider built in, to create a walk-in wardrobe for our master bedroom. The walls will need to be lined wtih GIB and skirting put in. No electrics or plastering is needed for this job.

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House re level

Posted 5 months ago

1920 bungalow. Stucco cladding. Has been replied with concrete piles in the 1960. But foundation /floors not level. Require jack and pack and probably a dozen piles replaced. The house had a concrete ring foundation poured around the original totara piles as well. Some bearers end aren’t so well supported as the totara piles have degraded. I would like all that tidied up. Access is ok. From about 600mm to 350mm under joist.

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Dog Door installation in wall

Posted 6 months ago

Putting a dog door in a wall rather than a door to get outside. Look at the photos and it would come through where the pot plant is.

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Garage roof vent

Posted 8 months ago

Install a roof vent in the garage

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Carport conversion

Posted 2 months ago

We need a quote as soon as possible on converting an existing carport to a garage, or potentially building one behind. It is for a house we are hoping to buy however before putting our offer in we need an idea of how much it would be to build this. Timeframe for building could be flexible but the quote needs to be asap. Thanks

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Replacing exterior timber cladding

Posted 10 months ago

Replace some deteriorating weatherside wall boards on the side of the house with Harveyplank. Location - Richmond.

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Brigitte Older

Posted 1 year ago

I have a section of weatherboards that need to be replaced. around 2m by 2m. (the boards are called weatherside) Stoke. Nelson.

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Richmond 2 garages to build and one carport to construct

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking for a builder to help our project manager build two garages and construct a carport. We would like these completed by Christmas. Hours would be Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. The work is located in Champion Road in Richmond.

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LBP required

Posted 1 month ago

To finish off garages and carport (pads already down) and inspected labour only situated in Richmond.

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Kitchen unit removal to locate copper pipe

Posted 6 months ago

We have a leaking copper pipe which can only be located by removing our kitchen unit and drilling through concrete floor. All our flooring is concrete. We are needing to get this sorted urgently as the water is running out through kitchen drain which of course affects water rates. Thanks

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Stud partition wall (with insulation and door) in garage

Posted 7 months ago

I need a stud partition wall built in our garage. We have a large garage under the main house, which may have originally been intended as a three car garage. The house is two levels with the garage located under the house. The laundry and ground level toilet are located at the back of the house. I'd like a stud wall constructed in order to make it a bit more comfortable in this space in the winter. I use the back of the garage as a workspace - but it gets very cold. As per the description...

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Linden 39859

Posted 1 year ago

We have a client that needs some pinex tiles pushed back up after insulation was dropped on to them in the ceiling and stress crack fixed in a gib wall directly under the tiles. It will involve nailing/gluing tiles back to batons and then filling and painting cracked wall and possibly painting hallway where tiles are damaged

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Ceilings raised

Posted 11 months ago

Looking for quotes for some building work, mainly raising ceilings in a 1915 villa, fixing up the walls and mouldings and new lighting

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Open plan and 4th bed

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking for someone to build an extension (about 10m2) to become a new 4th bedroom. Turn current living space into an open plan area, and add an ensuite to master bedroom (within existing floor plan of bedroom). We have plans, council consent approved, and are ready to start ASAP

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Should’ve fixed this toilet a while ago...

Posted 1 year ago

We need someone who can (or who can coordinate services to) fix a leaking toilet, repair water damaged flooring, tile floor.

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Build raised garden beds #2

Posted 1 month ago

Build two raised garden beds out of railway sleepers or similar. Would like complete this week.

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Preparation for exterior painting of house

Posted 3 months ago

Builder (qualified/registered) required to carry out full check of exterior weatherboard two bedroom house (90m2) repairing/replacing any bad boards and spot repairs. Also iron roof needs going over to replace any loose cleats etc. We would like a separate quote to add corner protectors as well. Please contact Jan Cleghorn on ... with your hourly rate and we can agree to come around for a quotation on the work. Job to start ASAP Thanks

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Build roof shelter over front door porch

Posted 7 months ago

build and paint a wooden framed lean to roof over the front door with a tin roof.

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Al Fresco Garden & Property Maintenance

Joined May 2013

We are locally owned and operated and our repeat business and many satisfied customers are our greatest advertisement. We do all types of Garden & Property Maintenance, We can mow lawns of any size from a residential lawn to orchards, vineyards & lifestyle blocks. Our other services include tree work, chipping of Greenwaste and stump grinding, and Landscaping. We are also the local agent and inst...

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Chris Donnelly Builders

Joined March 2019

Nelson Based Builder for new build and alterations, Chris has been building in Nelson since 2003 and has worked on a variety of projects using various construction methods. You can find our work on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube, just search '@chrisdonnellybuilder'

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R Fry Builders Ltd

Joined October 2016

R Fry Builder Ltd is your local building company specializing in new builds and home and land packages we also have a passion for landscaping and decks please contact us for your next building project

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NailWorx Building Ltd

Joined January 2013

NailWorx Building Ltd believe in providing first class service and quality workmanship *Repairs & Maintenance *Renovations *Rentals *New Builds *Licensed Building Practitioner Need help completing an unfinished project or starting a new one? We offer competitive prices with a quality service!

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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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Grant Macleod

Joined May 2017

Hi my name is Grant, I've recently qualified in carpentry and have a national level 4 in carpentry certificate. As a newly qualified builder I believe I can provid you with the best service at affordable prices. Look forward to talking with you. Grant

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Tasman Bay Contracting Ltd

Joined July 2013

Tasman Bay Contracting Ltd is a local Property Maintenance contractor that is servicing the Tasman Bay, Nelson and Surrounding areas. Lawn Mowing Lifestyle bocks, Tractor /Ride on /Push Mower / Residential lawns/ Commercial gardens Small and large landscaping jobs Tree work We work with also large commercial properties Large Lifestyle Block Sections, Property Maintenance p...

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ProColour Painting

Joined September 2010

Through my company I paint interior and exterior of houses , spray roofs or commercial buildings. I have great people and project management skills and have references availiable in any of the above areas. I aim to exceed customers expectations. I also have access to other top quality tradesman if the Job requires . I am a member of Master Painters NZ . Feel free to contact me for a free quote a...

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Inline Architecture Ltd

Joined July 2019

Husband and Wife Architectural Designers based in our Christchurch Architectural Studio providing Architectural Design Services throughout New Zealand. Call us today to discuss your next project. No project is to small.

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JMS Builders Ltd

Joined October 2009

I am a qualified builder and have experience in building architectural and standard homes. This includes a number of decks, fences, paths etc. Building is a passion, and I enjoy what I do. I take pride in my work, and hope that clients get the same level of satisfaction from what I construct, as I do.

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Apex Construction Ltd

Joined September 2019

We've been building custom homes, renovating old homes and carrying out heritage restorations for 10 years. Whilst this is where we specialise, we also take on smaller jobs and we love outdoor living/entertaining area's. We take pride in our attention to detail, not only in completing our projects but also in our open and transparent communication with our clients, so that we know exactly what...

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Insulation Concepts NZ Ltd

Joined August 2015

We specialise in supplying and fitting Insulation to your Existing Home (Retrofit), New Builds & Commercial Buildings. Contact us now for a free competitive quote. Or check us out at https://www.facebook.com/InsulationConceptsNz/ OR http://www.insulationconcepts.co.nz/

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Robotic Inspections NZ

Joined February 2019

Our specially-designed robots go where humans cannot. They collect images and video of your foundations and subfloor area. These spaces are often tight, with health and safety issues such as mould, electric hazards and asbestos. Our reports are fundamental for repair quotes, pre-purchase inspections, and for insurance and EQC claims including failed earthquake repair work. We guarantee accurate...

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Green Innovations NZ

Joined July 2019

Here at Green Innovations, our goal is to provide top quality thermally efficient products to create warm and healthy Kiwi homes. We use our years of industry experience to work alongside our clients to advise different options and their advantages. Using high quality European and Canadian tried and tested products that are eco-friendly, low maintenance and low allergen, we strive to bring New...

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Harper Architecture

Joined July 2015

We are a small architectural design firm specialising in residential design to enhance your daily living. We design new homes and alterations to existing homes. We aim to: Listen: Work closely with clients to bring your ideas to fruition. Guide: We will step you through the design and consent process making it as seamless as possible. Communicate: We will keep in close contact throughout th...

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Pioneer Construction Ltd

Joined August 2016

We are a small building company that specialise in new builds and renovations. We have spent the last few years doing earthquake repairs, being anything from decorating through to re-leveling multi-unit buildings.

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Tandy building Solutions

Joined November 2007

I am 41yrs yrs old and have been building since 1995 .I started my own business 12 year ago now , having moved to Nelson from Spending 5 years in England.There i worked as a Carpenter mainly doing Loft conversions and general wood working.With12 years running my own business I Have a broad building background working on new houses, commercial construction and Renovations.I have a eye for style an...

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Welldesignz

Joined July 2018

Any type of renovations, extensions, new builds & kitchen joinery. Commercial or residential we can do it all. With over 20 years experience in the construction industry we take real pride in our work. Attention to detail is one of our strongest attributes. We have a team of experienced licensed builders and master joiners. We offer a full project management service to take the stress away...

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Chris Shuttleworth Building Services

Joined November 2013

I have been working and living in Christchurch for almost 6 years helping with the rebuild. I am EQC registered and have repaired many quake damaged homes. No job is too big or too small. Wither it be earthquake related repairs or home improvements, I have acquired knowledge and experience from over 20 years in the building business. I can guarantee you good, quality workmanship at affordable rat...

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NW PROJECTS LTD

Joined May 2017

NW PROJECTS is a family-owned and operated building company, servicing the Nelson and Tasman regions. ​ ​We specialise in Renovations, Alterations and Repairs. Owner/Builder Nick Watmuff, is a Licensed Building Practitioner, and has a background in commercial construction, high-end renovations, and site management. ​Nick approaches every project with professionalism and a high level of workmans...

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