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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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High end fitness facility fit out

Posted 3 months ago

Defit of existing fit out and full fit out for fitness facility and barber shop

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NP new build

Posted 2 weeks 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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Tavistock

Posted 3 weeks ago

We require some building repair work due to a leaking shower door. The surrounding frame and panels require replacement due to being rotten.

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Window ledge replacement

Posted 3 months ago

Builder required for to quote for repair/replace window ledges on Bay windows. 2 windows to do.

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Extra Bedroom

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking for someone to add a 4th bedroom to our home, it will require moving a wall and adding in a window and moving a couple of doors.

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Severin Thiebaut

Posted 1 week ago

Rain water leaks through the garage wall (specially one area). Note this area is underground. The wall is made of concrete blocks. I believe the outside waterproofing solution is degrading.

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Gib a ceiling

Posted 1 month ago

Gib a ceiling in one room due to leak

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Wooden Dog Kennel

Posted 3 weeks ago

Build a wooden kennel from a photo with no plans sorry ? - sometime soon but not urgent Size: 600 x 600 x 600 Approx

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Habitable Shed

Posted 2 months ago

Currently looking into quotes and ideas for a 3 bay shed with an attached self contained one bedroom flat with full kitchen, bathroom and living room. Approx 15m x 8m for whole structure Shed will be positioned at the rear of an existing house with a 1/4 acre section. Existing house will be removed eventually after shed is constructed. Ideally job will include all permits and consents, ground works, concrete pad and shed build. Living area internals walls to be constructed and possibly plumbing...

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Remove internal wall

Posted 3 months ago

Needing to remove the wall between my lounge and dining room, will need a beam put in. Roof space is a bit narrow in that particular spot so beam may have to be below ceiling.

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Bathroom

Posted 3 weeks ago

want a bathroom partitioned off in a garage. 1 long wall and 1 short wall with a door, lined both sides.would need a shower and toilet installed. we already have these.

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Attic Manhole / Access Hatch

Posted 2 weeks ago

New attic manhole / hatch needing cut into the ceiling at the end of our hallway, complete with skirting. Measurements to be approximately 700x900mm. Photos show our current hallway and the kind of finished job we're after (although we can paint it white ourselves if needed). We have access to the attic via another route but need one that is more functional. Would be good to have it done within the next couple of weeks.

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Trent Hoeta - under shower floor replacement

Posted 3 weeks ago

Replace 3 sections of floor under the shower between the beams needed done as soon as possible. I have pulled out all the old chip board and have all the materials ready to go in (sections of marine ply etc) . I just need someone with the know how to do the job. Thanks Trent

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Ceiling hatch

Posted 1 week ago

I need to open up a new hatch in the Ceiling to allow for insulation material to be assessed and topped up.

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Home renovation

Posted 1 month ago

We are needing someone to reframe and gib part of a master bedroom to add in a walk in wardrobe and door into bathroim

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House renovation

Posted 4 months ago

Interior renovation to main living areas and bathroom. Some external recladding required. Draughtsman plans already completed and available for costings. Existing layout versus changes shown in photos uploaded. Current exterior plaster finish to be replaced with weatherboards where renovation work takes place.

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Replace wooden window

Posted 17 hours ago

I have an old shitty wooden window that i would like replaces with a smaller aluminium one i have ready to go. I also have spare weatherboards from the same house to make up the difference

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Flashings and guttering

Posted 4 months ago

I need the old window flashings removed and replaced. Guttering removed prior to house been painted (march/april) and then guttering replaced .

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Carport

Posted 1 week ago

Basic carport plan for council approval approximate size 7m long by 4m wide

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Builder quote and inspect

Posted 2 months ago

Require thermal image moister report and quote for repair if required. Also quote for a re roof including adding building paper as it is not there.

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Recent building reviews

With over 136,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Fix for Redit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th May 2018

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

Frame out

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th December 2017

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

Rebuild carport

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Block off fire place

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2018

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

Removal of windows

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 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

House tidy up 2

Work carried out by a subcontractor

31st January 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

fix broken garage pole

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

Window ledge replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Garage - repairs/replace borer-affected beams

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th June 2017

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
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

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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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Teraforma Construction

Joined November 2010

I am a builder who does tiling and landscaping when required, I have 15 years experience working in Auckland, Northshore, Hibiscus Coast & New Plymouth.I hold a degree in physical geography and I am very good with structural work. My rates are very reasonable and I work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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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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Vertex Builders

Joined June 2019

Hi have been in the industry for 8 years with my apprenticeship and majority of my work being completed in Christchurch with the rebuild. While renovations and new builds are majority of my work, I also do tiling and water proofing aswell. Pride myself on good communication, punctuality and pride of workmanship to deliver work on deadline, to budget and high standard. No job to big or to small

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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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Bailey Building

Joined April 2017

Hey There I have been in the building industry for the past 7years. Im Hard working, positive, good can do attitude, clean & honest. Happy to do quotes for small or big jobs. Fences Decks Bathroom renovation Sheds/Garages

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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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G & N Moratti holdings Ltd

Joined January 2016

building residential houses for the past 4.5 years, do fencing, decks,concrete drives paths, carports, retaining walls, gibing,small alterations, insulation, and renovation work. 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 work 7 days to...

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Protrades Property Group

Joined August 2018

Hi, Protrades is a solution offering main Trades sectors needed to transform, install and protect customers assets. No obligation quotations with affordable costing plans. Call today to book us for your next rejuvenation project.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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J s builds ltd

Joined March 2018

Hey there, we are a professional fence & landscaping company where we set the bar for great work and completing jobs on time, we also do the odd excavation and section clean up

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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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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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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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