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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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Brick or Weatherboard – Choosing the Right Cladding for Your New Home

Posted 06/07/17

Brick or weatherboard? Choosing the cladding for your new home is more than deciding what looks best... It’s about the type of home you are building, the cost of the different types of cladding and the location of the house. Let us help you solve the battle of the cladding and choose the

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Guide to Installing Balustrades - Up to NZ Building Code Standard

Posted 14/09/17

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Install 3 small areas of exterior weatherboard

Posted 1 month ago

There is a hole in our exterior where the old gas lines used to enter the house that needs weatherboard installed (approximately 3m worth). We also have approximately another 26m of weatherboard that needs installing on the back porch. As well as a small rotten piece of weatherboard that needs replacing. We have 13m of recycled weatherboard that can be used but the rest will need to be supplied.

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House extension - for dining area

Posted 1 month ago

3 year old house - extension for a dining area about 2 x 7 mtrs.

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Kitchen/diner extensions and bathroom relocation #2

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for builders interested in estimating costs for an extension and bathroom relocation in Fitzroy. We have architectural plans drawn up and now need some estimates to organize finance and also need to know what the timelines will be. Have a look at the plans and feel free to ask any questions, thanks!

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Leak

Posted 1 month ago

Need some to have a look and fix where water is possibly coming through behind the spouting on top of entrance way as per the pic

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Rebuild back entrance

Posted 2 months ago

rebuild back entrance. new door windows etc

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Bespoke carport.

Posted 1 month ago

5m x 3m, flat roof, to cover a boat. Boat away getting service so would like done sooner than later.

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Bathroom Reno & repair

Posted 2 months ago

Renovate bathroom & replace timber above windows

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Remove interior wall and build new one

Posted 1 month ago

Want to remove an interior wall between living room and kitchen and build a smaller one, see kitchen design photo. This is for an eventual kitchen upgrade. I can do most of the wall demolition/removal but would be great to have someone scope and provide guidance. I'm pretty sure it is not load bearing but if you can confirm this. Ceiling and wall behind kitchen counter to be rejibbed at a later date. Available to be scoped August 20th or 23rd.

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Kitchen demo

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, I am needing a kitchen demo done. I am wanting to remove the wall between the small kitchen and the room next door to use the whole space as a kitchen. Demo includes the following: - Old cabinetry demo - Remove non-load bearing wall (3430mm long, 2750mm high) - Move standard door way (door into hallway) - regib walls and ceilings of room (room is ... . ceiling height 2.75m) Would like done as soon as possible, but need to confirm order date for new kitchen, approx. 4 weeks f...

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Kitset Carport

Posted 2 months ago

We have purchased a Patio Carport Canopy from www. ... .nz It is 3.6M x 3M x 2.19M It will need four concrete footings at each corner in the lawn. Thank you Terri

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Leak #2

Posted 1 week ago

Need some to have a look and fix where water is leaking into the porch way and now appears to be coming through the left hand corner under the roof

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70 m2

Posted 2 months ago

Plans in for consent. 2bdrm mono pitch Ply interior ceiling and walls concrete floor apart from bedrooms Earthworks will be completed - ready to box and lay. Would prefer build to start asap or within next 2-3mths Will provide plans on point of contact

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Sleepout

Posted 2 months ago

Extend existing sleepout to include shower/toilet/hand basin, small kitchenette, space for lounging/office. Freshen up the weatherboards. ** Original plan was for a tiny home idea however, figure transporting onto section may be troublesome and costly. Still open to discussion on this option. Many thanks.

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Repair Building Job - Fitzroy

Posted 1 day ago

Hi there, I have a hole at the back of my kitchen cupboard that needs filling in (the mice are getting in) but you need to access it from underneath the house.

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Conservatory add on

Posted 2 months ago

Add 14m2 conservatory and deck to side of living room

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Window repairs

Posted 2 months ago

Replace timber above windows leaking when raining.

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Bathroom wall replacement #3

Posted 2 months ago

The shower head mixer has been leaking behind the seratone sheet at the end of the bath.The sheet will need to be replaced plus any rotten timber

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Posted 1 month ago

New build Fitzroy brick and with cedar ,ribraft floor , colour steel roof , 171 sq m single level 3 bedroom ,2 bathroom ,double car shed . Site / retaining wall currently being prepared , final plans with architect ready for council this month. Looking for builder- ok with the build only portion only if suits best

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Deck, internal wall removal, double glazing

Posted 1 month ago

Replace deck, removal of two internal walls, install double glazing

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Wall/cupboard knocked out

Posted 2 months ago

We are wanting to knock out 3x cupboards to create a hall way to join onto existing hallway.

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Recent building reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Playhouse kitset

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Moving a wall within our house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Builder for Renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Car shed roof replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Roofer plus builder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cheryl humphrey

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitset Carport

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chimney demolition

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Playground Swings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Timber Carport

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Remove garage door. Put in a ranchslider

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace wooden window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Equipment shelter

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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Mcconkey construction limited

Joined June 2021

I'm Fred McConkey, a licensed building practitioner based in New Plymouth, Taranaki. Originally from Seattle Washington, I have over 20 years in the building industry. I completed a wide range of residential and commercial projects such as a number of European specification homes in nova Scotia, Canada and also New Plymouth. I am available for all types of building work from home maintenance and r...

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Refresh Renovations Taranaki

Joined July 2021

Refresh renovations can help with all your renovation needs from bathrooms and kitchens to full home renovations and extensions. Our 5 step process eliminates wastage and headaches to home owners giving them full control of their renovation. We offer an end to end service so we will be with your through the whole process If you would like to learn more about our process please visit our website...

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd NZ Property Maintenance Solutions Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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Smart Build Solutions

Joined December 2016

I have been in the building industry, working all over Taranaki for the past 5 years. I am proud to be a qualified, licensed New Zealand builder. While my work mainly consists of building houses and doing renovations, I also enjoy helping customers with smaller jobs around their home and increasing value on their properties. Building maintenance is also an area I have been expanding into, assi...

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G & N Moratti holdings Ltd

Joined January 2016

building residential houses for the past 7 years, do fencing, decks,concrete drives paths, carports, retaining walls, gibing,small alterations, insulation, and renovation work and new builds. all house work done from ground up to roofs high quality workmanship Guaranteed, never had a disappointed customer. Very competitive prices, work done on time and in budget. No job too small. will w...

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Jesse Langton Builders Ltd

Joined July 2021

Local Taranaki licensed builder with 10 years experience working with new builds, renovations and extensions. We are happy to do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very approachable and pride ourselves on meeting deadlines for project completion, also providing competitive quotes and great friendly service.

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication and construction.

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Jade Hintz Builders ltd

Joined May 2017

From farm builds to new housing and everything in between, Jade Hintz Builders does it all. We offer competitive pricing and realistic timeframes. We have been in the building industry for years and pride ourselves on meeting the clients needs and our attention to detail.

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Level Build NZ

Joined November 2020

Based in New Plymouth, Taranaki, we specialise in competitively priced, high quality builds. This includes New Homes, Renovations, Upgrades, Commercial Construction, and everything in between. Founded and led by experienced carpenter, Jarom Tipene, our uncompromising attention to detail and drive for perfection set us apart from the rest. Whatever your renovation needs or new home dreams are, Leve...

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Byrne & Co Builders

Joined August 2019

Hi, I've have had plenty of experience in new builds and renovations. I like to specialise in smaller jobs, not only do I like to give a competitive quote but I also have an attention to detail and like to complete jobs to high standard.

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NZ CCS ltd

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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Building Lab

Joined July 2020

Hi, Andy here from Building Lab. I have been building for 16 years, with my experience ranging from new builds, major renovations, to smaller jobs. I pride myself on being reliable, motivated, and finish every project to the highest standard. I guarantee great communication throughout the process to ensure I meet your expectations. To ensure your project runs smoothly, I have strong relationsh...

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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merv the handy man

Joined May 2019

Handyman Available fencing decking guttering cleaning/repairs new guttering small plumbing jobs pruning of trees small concrete jobs house repairs poll houses sheds carports look at all jobs

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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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Construction needs

Joined July 2021

Hi , we are a local crew catering to the needs of fellow taranakians in the home Reno space and new builds from set out to final fit and finish, with a large focus on high end finishes. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and finishing projects on time.

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Crescent Construction Ltd

Joined August 2020

We provide services in the residential sector of construction and renovation in Auckland, Manawatu - Wanganui, New Plymouth and Taranaki Region. Our team removes the complexity in building projects and will ensure that your vision and ideas come to life. We want to make the experience of working with us a positive one for you. You’re busy. You have better things to do than deal with the str...

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TRONZ Construction limited

Joined July 2021

Don worked in the furniture making industry for four years before moving into the construction sector for the last 17 years where there was more diversity and action and has constructed a range of unique projects including two gold medal houses, a dome house, bridges and some times a fence

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P & S Window and Dorr Repairs

Joined March 2017

Hi. We repair all windows and doors Do your windows fly open or dont open at all Is your door hard to slide or wont slide at all Then call us for a free quote All glass repairs to.aluminium and wooden.joinery New window stays, handles Door wheels, Locks, hinges Security products New joinery Small building projects No job to small Free quotes

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The BDW Collective

Joined May 2018

Founded on peoples attraction to unique and customised spaces, BDW offers customers the skills and collective mindset to make possibilities a reality. With a history of architectural and high-end building work, we will work with you to challenge your ideas and pursue your desires. The BDW Collective offers concentrated experience in construction, with exposure to new builds big and small, renovati...

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