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What Should You Do After a Damaging House Fire?

Posted 11/05/17

A house fire is a devastating experience, regardless of the amount of damage. Your first instinct may be to begin the clean-up and repair work, but there are several key things to work through first... Five things to do after a house fire There are five important tasks for you to do, if yo

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This is How your Gutters and Spouting Could be Damaging your Home (and what to do about it)

Posted 28/06/19

Guttering and spouting do more than take rainwater away, they are essential for a healthy, happy home. Read on to learn signs that indicate issues, and tips for resolving damage... What damage could my guttering be causing? Externally: A sagging gutter will damage your home’s fascia. P

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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 As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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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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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Guide to Installing Balustrades - Up to NZ Building Code Standard

Posted 14/09/17

Wondering what the NZ Building Code requirements are for balustrades on stairs and decking? Then you’re in the right place, we take a look... What is a Balustrade? A balustrade is basically a safety barrier. It can vary in appearance from simply a rail with supporting balusters, all the wa

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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Here’s a guide on the types of cladding options and materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each other.

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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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Latest building case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

Budget blow-outs, schedule delays and an unforeseen scenario - this bathroom renovation's got it all! See the incredible transformation.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Pocket Rocket Building owner shares her women in trade story, about how she made the career change from corporate leadership.

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6 Mirrors To Hang (URGENT)

Posted 7 months ago

We have a beauty salon opening today on Bridge Street and need 6 mirrors hung before the end of the day (Today 15th Dec)

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Install vanity unit in the bathroom #2

Posted 9 months ago

Remove and Replace existing vanity unit with 2nd hand smaller vanity unit. Realign wall at the end of the bath. if possible plus small shelves in between the vanity and the bath.

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Barge board replacement house .Cladding and flashing shed #2

Posted 9 months ago

Replace barge board on house . Plus small cladding job and flashing on gable end shed.

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Install washing line

Posted 5 months ago

Install new washing line. Need to dig two holes and fill with concrete. We have the washing line.

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Make space for my fridge.

Posted 2 weeks ago

The current space for the fridge is short and fat, but my fridge is tall and thin. I want to remove the cupboard above so there is a wall to ceiling space for the fridge and two thin thin cupboards on the side. If it it is possible to replace the thin cupboards with a sliding pantry door style thing that would be amazing, but I really just need space for my fridge.

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Roof repair

Posted 8 hours ago

identify where leak is coming from above ranchslider door

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House repairs

Posted 5 months ago

Rotten shelving under a bench where there was a leak.Put new sink in maybe .Put in a new shower n fix rotten floorboards

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Single pitched Garage

Posted 3 days ago

big Reno done on the house now would like to look at a 3.5x7m single pitch garage attached to the East side of the house. It will be on a flat surface but might need a small retainer on the North east corner. As per photo new cladding has already been put on and flower beds removed1 or 2 small windows which I have and would like to be able to walk on the roof if possible

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Remove villa chimney

Posted 4 months ago

Villa brick chimney (in occupied house) to be removed safely down to ceiling height. Roof area will require structural repair & replacement iron. Experience of chimney removal required.

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Fitting bifolding doors

Posted 9 months ago

Hi we need someone to help us fit some bifolding aluminium doors into existing garage door space please before the end if november I have previously had difficulty communicating with people

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Install vanity unit

Posted 8 months ago

Install 2nd hand vanity unit and realign wall at end of bath,

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Retainer walls

Posted 1 week ago

two engineer designed retainer walls to access new build site from a shared driveway on a rural block It may be initially just the 15m long (2-2.5 metre high) access retainer is completed first and the corner driveway retainer completed when the house site is under construction but we need quotes for both

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Minor reno plus gib over pinex

Posted 3 months ago

1 Cost approx. to: remove beading and cornices to Ceilings throughout House approx 90sq m And to fix gib over existing pinex and attach new cornices. Depending on cost this would be completed plus the following , which is required anyway) 2 Remove 2550mm wall -between dining area and lounge - Make good (beam required?) ceiling and walls affected 3Remove doorway between hall and kitchen - Make good hall side with gib - Kitchen units will cover kitchen side CHECK...

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Fit x 2 narrow doors and build storage cupboard in bedroom.

Posted 2 months ago

Hi i need 2 x narrow internal doors to be supplied and fit. Also need a large storage cupboard built in bedroom.

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Frame Outside Wall, Weather Seal and Clad

Posted 4 days ago

I have an open wall in a workshop that needs to be closed in. Needs some concrete work to get bottom plate above the ground. Then it's framing, adding weather seal and external cladding. Also want door (to the right) removed and replaced with framing, sealed and cladded. Approx dimensions: 2.8m wide, 2.7m / 3.4m high.

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Retail Store Fit out (58 Bridge St)

Posted 9 months ago

Looking for a qualified contractor to handle the fit-out of our lastest retail store in Nelson. Work required... - Framing - Plasterboard install - Supply & Installation Doors, frames, hardware - Opening up of upstairs mezzanine to create an open space - Removal of existing wooden floor - Installation of toilet cubicles

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Escape Room Construction

Posted 1 month ago

Constructing rooms inside a former office space. Google "Escape Rooms" for examples :-) Would like the work done ASAP, but will wait for the right person.

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Building

Posted 9 months ago

21 sheets of ply screwed up to line garage ceiling

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Barge board replacement house .Cladding and flashing shed #3

Posted 9 months ago

Replace barge board on house . Plus small cladding job and flashing on gable end shed.

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Barge board replacement house .Cladding and flashing shed

Posted 9 months ago

Replace barge board on house . Plus small cladding job and flashing on gable end shed.

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Recent building reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Minor reno plus gib over pinex

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install washing line

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

30th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fit x 2 narrow doors and build storage cupboard in bedroom.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st June 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kit set home build assistance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Karl Fulford Construction Ltd

Joined August 2014

I have been running my own business for the last 8yrs, I do a lot of renovation/alteration work all over the Nelson and Motueka areas, but all types of work welcomed. I have a small number of sub contractors that I use and trust so the finished job is perfect and on time. Customer satisfaction is my highest priority and by having regular meetings with clients during the project find it keeps eve...

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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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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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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JT CARPENTRY

Joined April 2021

Hi there , I have over ten years experience an offer complete carpentry services an cover all aspects of carpentry , I will work hard to meet your needs an deadlines an pride myself on providing excellent workmanship.

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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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Riordan Builders Ltd

Joined January 2020

Hi, Riordan Builders are a smart established building company in the Nelson/Tasman region. We specialise in all your building needs big or small. We have a very professional and productive crew that sets a very high standard. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and a excellent job done to the budget. Please don’t hesitate to contact us regarding your building project. Thanks.

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O'MalleyBuild

Joined April 2021

Hi, I've been working in construction for 9 years and am a fully qualified builder. I have a background in high end residential new build and renovations. I am a one man band and specialise in smaller jobs .I am looking to work with local homeowners and business's with renovations and new projects. I am hardworking and incredibly reliable, and I pride myself on my attention to detail. Please do...

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Maintenance man nelson

Joined May 2021

Hi Adam here. I've been in the building industry for the past 12 years, building new homes and doing renovation. I am providing a a service of a one stop shop. I can do your building work, gibstoping ,painting flooring, tiles, what ever u want done. No job is to big or to small. For any job you want done around your home contact me

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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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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Hawkes Bay, Manawatu/ Whanganui, and Nelson-Tasman regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioners) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope o...

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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Datur Design & Property services

Joined July 2020

Hi I am a qualified Industrial Designer with 11 years working in the design and building industry. From high end staircase design & builds, production drawings for balustrades and handrails to designing and managing of products from idea to finished on shelf items. Prior to this I was doing property maintenance in Auckland on early 1900s buildings, and know what is associated with older homes an...

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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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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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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N Gibson Builders ltd

Joined October 2016

Small building company with three qualified licensed builders and two apprentices. Specialising in renovation work. Will organise and project manage the job from start to finish using all of our other subtrades.

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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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Welldesignz

Joined July 2018

All types of building & joinery work. • New Builds • Renovations • Extensions • Commercial • Bathrooms • Kitchens • Bench-tops • Laundry • Shop fit outs - Commercial to 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...

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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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