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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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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

Recent jobs posted

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Bathroom wall, replace shower and ceiling.

Posted 1 month ago

Replace slightly water damaged gib, replace shower for similar shower, replace ceiling.

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Internal wall removal

Posted 3 weeks ago

Requires removal of internal wall, which was the original entrence into house. Needs advice as we are unsure whether this is supporting the roof.

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Internal walls

Posted 3 weeks ago

Make some internal walls through my lounge room.

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Gaine St

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, I require an extension to the rear of a villa in Gaine Street. It would incorporate kitchen and bathroom and would not be very technical. It is a long narrow block so a rectangular structure in keeping with the existing boundary of the existing building. anticipated start date in a couple / few months.

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Devon st

Posted 1 month ago

Sound proofing between two internal walls. 6x3 mitre walls

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Sleepout

Posted 3 weeks ago

30m2 monopitch basic one room cabin. No electrical or plumbing

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Garage conversion

Posted 2 weeks ago

Door and window installation, ceiling insulation, build floor in adjoining utility shed then fit out with toilet and shower, some basic kitchen stuff. Owner can help.

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Chimney Cowl

Posted 1 month ago

We have a chimney which has an old concrete half pipe which leaks because of the way it faces. We have a fireplace and kitchen range which we want to get working again but the chimney hasn't been used for years and leaks. The house is an old villa with a fairly high roof. Can anyone give us a quote for replacing the old half pipe with a new chimney cowl please?

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Putting in kitchen cupboards

Posted 5 days ago

Removing old kitchen cupboards and putting in new ones

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Bracket dryer to wall and put in vent

Posted 2 days ago

We want to mount our dryer to the wall above our washing machine but we need a vent put in as there is not one there for the dryer hose to attach to. Current shelving in the space so needs to be removed. Wanting the job done asap. We have a wall bracket that came with the dryer.

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Build Garden Shed and Firewood lean-to

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking to have 3.5*2.0m garden shed with firewood lean-to attached built. Site is level and prepped. We don't have any design plans but have framing and cladding timber. Looking for a builder that is interested in helping design and build the shed for similar or better price than a kitset. Will need all fixing and roofing materials. Anyone available to get it done in the next month? Cheers.

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House repairs quotes

Posted 3 weeks ago

I’m needing a quote done for repairs around the home. Outdoor steps need to be replaced as the wood has rotted. 6 internal door repairs

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Door needs fixing or new door?

Posted 1 week ago

Kids swang on the door and the door handle broke then the door closed shut and we had to break the rest of the lock inside the door to get it open. Wanting to know if I'll need a whole new door or can replace door knob

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Bathroom/sitting room

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need about a 2 metre by 6 metres extension to incorporate a bathroom and two sitting areas on the rear of the house, ground level. Would like a pitched roof and patio doors. Hope to just out the window space to give access to the new rooms. Plus a small deck.

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5 x 5 flat clear roofed basic carport

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I am wanting a 5 x 5 basic flat clear roofed carport to extend off the front of my existing single garage. I have created a 3D model in AutoCAD to assist and can provide photos of the area on request.

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Remove an interior pole and (trim?)

Posted 1 month ago

We have a weird pole in our dining room, and would like it and the adjacent boards removed. We're not sure it's been left the way it is, so we also need to ascertain if it's load bearing or not before removal.

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Builder require for New home build. Labour only #2

Posted 9 hours ago

We are currently in the process of getting plans finalised for our 380M^2 home. We are looking for a builder who will build this on a labour only contract. This is a single story home on a flat section. Plans available on request

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Building work

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need the exterior skirting boards applied around the base of my house to cover the gap between the last weather board and the deck, Also need someone to go under the house and check on some rotton areas which may need extra support due to rain getting into that gap and causing rot in some areas close to the gap.

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Removal of deck wind screen

Posted 1 month ago

Remove deck wind screen to allows for overhead cover to be mounted. The screen is made of aluminum and glass and is fixed to the deck and supporting pillar

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Baker House extension and plastering

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a 4 bedroom brick home built in 2010. We would like to look a at the possibility of extending into our front yard to create an additional space for our two children. This would be adjacent to their two bedrooms and would be used by them as a children's living area but would be able to be used as a 5th bedroom in the future by someone else. To create this room we would need to put a hallway in through the side of our sons room with access to his room from this and access to the new room a...

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Recent building reviews

With over 187,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Chimney demolition

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Car shed roof replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th September 2020

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

Extra Bedroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Playhouse kitset

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

Replace wooden window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Shower walls & floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th August 2019

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

Fixing up our relocated house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cheryl humphrey

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Roofer plus builder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Callaghan Construction

Joined January 2018

We strive to maintain integrity, fairness and honesty in our relationships with all our customers, suppliers, subcontractors and associates. ​There are a lot of companies out there that do what we do. They share the same what and how. But our clients work with us for our why and our who. We're minds and makers with business sense and creative chop.

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fortyone ARCHITECTURE

Joined May 2020

We are a Boutique Architectural Studio obsessed with bespoke residential architecture design. Simply put, were focused on intentional design crafted around your families lifestyle. All the while maximizing your properties potential. Great homes don’t just get built. They are thoughtfully designed in a collaborative way that leaves everyone involved, proud of the end result. Palmerston N...

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ASAP REPILING

Joined May 2020

Hi Guys! 25+ years exp onsite building foundation Releveling & repiling experts when you need that job done asap! Full or partial house repiles/jack & pack) Full or partial floor Releveling Brick veneer & nib wall foundation Underpinning We provide Good Quotes! Good Work! Good Results! It's all Good! 👍

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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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Aaron Collins Builders Ltd

Joined April 2010

Our family owned and operated business Aaron Collins Builders is a small team of detail driven carpenters. Aaron is a fully qualified Licensed Building Practitioner and a proud member of Certified Builders Association. We offer the Halo 10 year Guarantee to work over $30,000.00. The benefit of using us is that you're dealing directly with the business owner. We work along with you on your proj...

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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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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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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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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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T S Building Taranaki LTD

Joined September 2017

hi, we hav3 been in the building industry for 15 years now, we undertake any work such as renovations, decks, fences new builds, repairs. anything building we do it. at t.s building we pride ourselves on fast efficient work with high quality, as well as sticking to the set budget.

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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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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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SLB CONTRACTING

Joined March 2021

Hi, we’re a small contradiction company just starting out . We specialise in asbestos removal and demolition but have a lot of experienced people across all trades . We take utmost pride in our work and strive to make every experience great .

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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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deanos maintenance services

Joined November 2013

Hi, My name is Dean I have over 20 years experience in the building and painting industry. (Not a registered Builder!) Painting interior and exterior General Handyman,Decks bathroom renovations,floor repairs/replacement,rental property tidy ups,fences,landscaping are my specialties. No job is too BIG or too small!! Rates are structured on a job to job basis.with a quote to suit you!...

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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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MCA Carpentry

Joined September 2017

Hi, we are a small family run business building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 10 years. Mike is a Licensed Building Practitioner with a friendly, honest and transparent approach to working with clients. We always enjoy building new relationships with new cliental from all walks of life and do so with the clients best interests in mind.

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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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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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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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