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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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 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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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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Screwing deck & boxing shed

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are after a helping hand to finish screwing our deck down, base boards & boxing up shed foundation. $30 hourly. Near future completion.

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Fire hearth

Posted 2 months ago

I have a large concrete fire hearth. I want it removed and replaced with a lightweight tile base. The fire box would need removed and replaced.

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Two units new build

Posted 1 week ago

I would like a price labor only to build two new units in New Plymouth starting January to Febuary 2020 or earlier.

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Driveway Fence

Posted 1 week ago

Front fence and some retaining needs to be done. We can supply the materials or most of the materials. Old fence will need to be pulled down. Unsure if some of the old wood can be reused.

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Joe Day #2

Posted 2 months ago

Carport 4m x7m Hourley rate for job required timber posts and beams

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Supervisor- Shed Construction

Posted 2 months ago

Build and supervise a new team as well as hands on build of Sheds, Garages and Barns. This is a full time permanent role, wages plus vehicle

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Basketball hoop

Posted 1 day ago

A basketball hoop on a single garage

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Door step and door shelter

Posted 3 weeks ago

1) door step has rotten out. Ditch is lower level than the path. Wanting a concrete door step made or combination with timber. 2) small ditch in driveway needs to be filled with concrete. 3) Wanting a basic door way shelter built (with clear PVC corrugate ) . happy for it drain into rock garden in pic). For fixings, directly above the door is concrete, where the out door light is, is cement board.

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Complete wall

Posted 2 months ago

I have an unfinished wall I want to frame with timber and cover with mdf, it's just a fake wall for cosmetic purposes. Two pieces one is w2980 X h960mm, second part is w1680 X h3480mm... Using 3x2 timber and 6mm mdf sheet, all materials supplied and I will lend a hand also, I have all tools necessary to complete the job.

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Front fence with electric gate

Posted 1 month ago

1-1.2m high front fence with electric or roller gate. 7.8m first section 5m gate 3.97 2nd section. Side gate and fence 3m width with side gate for entry All flat easy to access off main road

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Wardrobe extension

Posted 1 week ago

Remove one 1500mm wall. Remove one 770mm door and replace with gib wall. Create a new 1500m wall with 500mm sliding/folding door in the middle. Possibly carpet to cut. Some plastering but no painting. There may be some old plumbing in the wall to be removed but I think it has been disconnected.

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Need 12 meter boundary fence at from of section

Posted 3 weeks ago

need 12 meter boundary fence at from of section

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Mangawhai Renovation

Posted 3 days ago

Build two new decks, Pile bracing, Weatherboard repair, Ease windows and other minor works. Immediate start. Help available if needed. Rural site in Mangawhai, Kaipara District

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NP new build #2

Posted 2 months ago

Builder to build 103m square home. Labour only. Owner will project manage and available to assist. Sloping site and built on poles. House conventional build, hip and valley roof, linear exterior, timber floor, pre nailed framing. road frontage and easy access to site. West side new plymouth.

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Kaikoura Quake Repairs

Posted 2 months ago

Needi g a quote asap for our insurance claim. I have a quote for the the replacement of the stucco cladding which I am happy to use inline with tour quote if you have to source external contractor to do this part of the work. Removal Existing: - Deck - Timber and Aluminum Joinery - Exterior Cladding - Framing Services temporarily repositioned: - Gas Infinity Hot Water System - External and Internal electrical - Existing Plumbing to Vanity Replaced/Repaired: - Stucco Cladding...

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House Extension to existing home

Posted 2 weeks ago

We've got full plans drawn up to extend our house. Two bedrooms, one is master with ensuite and walk in wardrobe. Laundry and single internal access garage. We're not planning to do anything at this stage to the existing house other than having a door made from an existing bedroom to the new extension

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New build

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to build 2x 75sq house in Marfell. Any good and experienced builder ?

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Roofer plus builder

Posted 3 weeks ago

New garage roof plus new garage ceiling can't some cupboards removed where the leaks were

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Shower walls & floor

Posted 2 months ago

I’m needing a builder to prep my walls & possibly bathroom floor for a tiler to retile my shower. Approx 945d x 1660w, give or take a few mm. I’d love a quick turnaround if possible.

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Fix weatherboards

Posted 1 month ago

Various weatherboards on my house need replacing and wood around two large windows need replacing. Plus wood around the front door.

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Recent building reviews

With over 146,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Block off fire place

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

fencing and shelving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rebuild carport

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of windows

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Framing and door install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower walls & floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

fix broken garage pole

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window ledge replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

House tidy up 2

Work carried out by a subcontractor

31st January 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Frame out

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Scenic lodge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th December 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Fixing up our relocated house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extra Bedroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Attic Manhole / Access Hatch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trent Hoeta - under shower floor replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix for Redit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace rusting carport

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th July 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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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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G & N Moratti holdings Ltd

Joined January 2016

building residential houses for the past 6 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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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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Savvygas ltd

Joined May 2018

Hey there, we are a plumbing and gas fitting company based in new plymouth. Able to anything from a leaking tap to a major house renovation and everything in between. Able to sort out any gas issues. Competitive quotes available and always willing to work to clients requirements.

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Glen Law Building ltd

Joined March 2019

Hello, We have a group of 4 keen hardworking builders. Two Qualified trades men and two apprentice workers. Friendly team that love the trade and what to do wright by the client and leave a positive lasting impression. Check out our facebook page to see more. Thank you.

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Allan Stuart Park

Joined December 2014

The complete handyman service with skills involving rectification of problems within any form of building.I have had over 20 yrs experiance from leaking bathrooms,Gib hanging/stopping carpentry,repairing decks,licensed waterproofer,tiling,painting,roofing repairs + more.I contracted to a major builder in Sydney repairing all number of issues in new builds till I decided to return to NZ in 2012.Sci...

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SMG Building and Joinery Limited

Joined August 2019

Hi - after building high end homes in Queenstown for the last 15 years i have relocated back to my home town in New Plymouth and now specialise in design and build of outdoor areas - decks being the main feature and working in with our clients to create that perfect outdoor area - we will work within your budget and feel free to give us a call for free consultation

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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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Smart Build Solutions

Joined December 2016

I have been in the building industry, working all over Taranaki for the past 4 years. I am proud to be a qualified 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, assisting prope...

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Werder contracting ltd

Joined June 2019

Whether you want to maintain restore or renovate your outdoors. We can create a safe place for your children to play, the ability to exercise or leave your pet's without concern or add beauty and security to your property investment. We will work with you to find the best options to suit your budget. Simple or custom

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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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Buildskills Limited

Joined October 2018

Hi, we specialise in home projects and maintenance. For all unlicensed building work of high quality at a reasonable price we are the team. For fences, decks, kitchen or bathroom upgrades or other projects around the home or rental, give us a call.

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Cookies construction

Joined October 2016

I Mack Cook opened Cookies construction in 2012 i have 10 years experience in the building industry carry a lbp licence and backed by the master builders association.

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Lawrnce Builders Ltd

Joined November 2016

At Lawrence builders we like to take the time to work in with owner to find out exactly what they want.We then make it happen!Wether its a new home house extension or a commercial building or simply changing a door lock.We've got the experience and the team to get your next build project finished on time and on budget!

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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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mats engineering

Joined January 2014

ME – Mat’s Engineering is a leading general engineering contractor based in Kumeu Auckland. Established in January 2014, with 12 year’s experience in the industry ME has successfully completed numerous scale jobs, from every day repairs to machinery to turnkey projects for many prestigious clients in all different engineering sectors including: Fonterra, DFE pharmaceutical, Matua Winery, Cooper...

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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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Repiling101

Joined July 2018

"101 ways to level a floor" "1 way to do it right" We take pride in providing a professional house, home or building repiling service. Specialising in subfloor fixing/bracing/structural replacement and repair. Floor re-leveling, repiling, building foundations restoration. We strive to deliver a prompt service and Quality workmanship.

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Bell Block Painters

Joined January 2017

Our painting business is primarily for home owners wanting to do the odd freshen up on the interior, no job to small but we also do exterior houses, fences water blasted and painted. We are known as the " Touch Up Guys "

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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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The Good Job Boys

Joined May 2013

We specialise in all property maintenace. Owner occupied and rental. Gardening, Lawns, renovation, carpets cleaning and new, painting, minor repairs etc. Anything to do with the home and property care.

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