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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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Latest building case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Builders on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Replace wall support beam and install new cavity slider door.

Posted 13 hours ago

Support beam inside wall is broken and needs replacing, would involve removing gib and replacing gib and stopping after repair is done. Remove small existing cavity slider door and reinstall a new slightly larger glass door. ASAP please, shouldnt be more than two days work.

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New fire escape door

Posted 2 days ago

Licensed Builder required to: Supply and install steel beam to concrete tilt slabs Cut hole for door in concrete tilt slabs (at junction between two panels) Supply and install new fire door Form concrete ramp Associated weathertightness works Architectural and structural design has already received council consent Aim is to complete the job this year

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Minor building repair

Posted 1 week ago

9 years ago we had builders remove a window, replacing it with exterior wall. Now it's leaking, as evidenced by a Crack and bubbles in the gib. We need a builder who can assess what's wrong and how to fix. Can't get hold of previous tradesman.

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Install new fire wall

Posted 2 days ago

Construct a new fire wall between sleepout and car port. Approximately 15m2 of wall area. Building consent has been approved and the builder needs to deal with council to obtain CCC

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Internal modification - as soon as possible

Posted 1 day ago

Old wardrobes extended and doors heightened with new sliding doors. Internal doors heightened with new doors and hardware fitted. Looking at spray paint finish to all doors

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French doors building

Posted 1 week ago

We would like to put in some French doors to our deck - the wall we are looking at it already has a window with a heat pump above it

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Extend 2x Walls

Posted 1 week ago

We are installing a new kitchen, and removing our existing kitchen to make room. In order to cater for the new design we need to build 2 small extensions to existing walls. Will require timber framing, plaster board and stopping. Timeframe: flexible over the next month, required completion by first week of November

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Deck work

Posted 5 days ago

Fixing deck and building new stairs. Also would like quote for removal of a deck as another option. As soon as possible.

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Kitchen removal and some more

Posted 1 week ago

1. Remove the kitchen cupboards and bench tops 2. Fixed ceiling area where some cupboard was 2. After fixing the kitchen by kitchen people, Plumbing work Electrical work Within next couple of weeks Can be discuss more in details over the phone or video call.

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Tam

Posted 5 days ago

Drawings, specifications and consent application for a garage to replace existing.

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GIB Lining the Garage

Posted 1 week ago

We require a qualified builder who is experienced in renovation and general building work. The work involves GIB lining (fire rated) a lean to garage between two units. The council have given building consent to line the lean to garage. Plans have been draw up to ensure it meets current fire standards. Double lining on each side, wood framing in between and one across the ceiling.

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Strengthening Deck for Spa Pool

Posted 12 hours ago

I have recently brought a brand new house with a large deck. I am wanting to get some strengthening work undertaken so it can safely hold a 1.5 ton spa pool. I have spoken to an engineer and it would involve adding and additional to piles beneath where it would sit.

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Leak in wall - water coming through crack

Posted 3 days ago

We have a leak in the wall & a crack running just above the window frame where water is now coming through. We need someone to have a look at the problem and then fix this urgently (ideally in the next 3-5 days). We’re unclear how much this would cost to fix.

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Internal garage roof space

Posted 1 week ago

Board the garage roof to create storage space and add access hatch with ladder . Remove temporary wooden boards which are not permantely fitted. 1970s house has truss roof with apex. Internal footprint is 6m X 5.6m Whole space to be closed in and maybe insulation too. Would like it done by Christmas please

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Reframe ranch slider

Posted 1 week ago

Leaking under ranch slider, have been told this will need to be reframed.

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House update #2

Posted 1 week ago

I need a builder to fit windows that were ordered, order for more windows, build a new staircase, gibbing some walls, fix floors, fix weatherboard around house, fix decking, build new washhouse and kitchen. , under house new bathroom(shower), retaining wall, drainage and hallway. The house will be turned into a rental and must meet all standards.

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Solomon's Den

Posted 1 week ago

Single garage needs to be turned into a Room/studio. Will need internal access, staircase or spiral staircase.. garage door will need to be changed to front with door/ ranch slider..

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Bracing System

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, We want to update the house bracing system. Thanks

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Garden edging/retaining

Posted 1 week ago

Garden edging retaining needed using timber suitable for being in ground with soil against it on one side - 17.5m parallel to fence line - 400mm high (two layers of 200x50 timber?) - 9.5 m on long side of decking area (no posts needed)- 350mm high (two layers of timber 200x50 and 150x50?) - 4.2m on short side of decking area - 350mm high (two layers of timber 200x50 and 150x50?) also no posts needed

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Extension of walls and build a new door

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking to extend the walls and build a new door (could be a sliding door or normal door), trying to have a door between living room and corridor to keep living room warmer during winter. Please see picture. Thanks

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Recent building reviews

With over 206,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Cladding & Framing Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair hole in Soffit / Eave

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Extension #2

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

28th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mounting a convex mirror into concrete

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove laundry wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th August 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pool Deck

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Repairs to bathroom walls , floor and tiling following cistern leak

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Building leak repair.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Builder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Building work prior to kitchen install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Windowsill repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th May 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair, replace complete windows with double glazing

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th April 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Door Frame Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rebuild back step

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laundry reno


22nd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace bathroom jib and jib stop (1mx1m)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hardiboard repair house base

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair Entry Post.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace 1200mm wall hung Vanity

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

14th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Anne's deck


29th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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M J building solutions

Joined October 2021

M J building solutions is available for all types of work and always works to high standards and finishing. I take pride in every job completed as being very approachable, friendly and professional. Competitive rates whilst providing a high standard of workmanship.

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Binh Duc Limited

Joined August 2017

Hi there. We are a team of three experienced Vietnamese tilers and waterproofers who have been working together on some general bathroom renovations, tiling and waterproofing for the last 8 years. No matter how small or big your job is, we’ll always get it done on time and at a very high standard. We're Certified Mapei and Bostik Waterproofing products, it's mean we can provides PS3 Waterproofing...

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Eagle Kitchen Joinery Services Limited

Joined August 2018

30 years highly experience in specialized in Kitchens, New homes and old homes i will turn your kitchen space into your dream food courts, bringing your dreams to reality:. # Custom cut kitchens to fit # Install Kitchen kits # Removal of old Kitchens # Bench tops ( Engineer stone, Granite,Marble,# Formica etc) # wardrodes #rangehood installations #extractor fans #project management consu...

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Eiger Build

Joined August 2009

I'm an experienced and reliable Tradesman. My expertise is interior renovations. I have 17 years extensive experience in kitchens and bathrooms. I'm a highly skilled tiler (ceramic and marble), plasterer ( City and Guilds qualification UK), and decorator. I'm responsible, very hard working, clean and tidy, and pride myself on always getting top results at the best possible price.

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Complete Construction Auckland Limited

Joined November 2018

Hi, weve been building in commercial and residential for over 16 years. We are very professional and work hand to meet deadline and budget. We pride ourselves on quality of our workmanship.

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DanDaBuilder

Joined November 2019

Hi, i have been in residential and commercial builds for about 8 years or so. 5years experience in wet and dry concrete works including, footings, beams, columns, precast panels, in short anything concrete. Also have 2 - 3 years timber works and finishing works. I'm a professional in everything I do and always find ways to improve my work ethic and efficiency. always work hard, always take pride,...

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Nuri Construction Ltd

Joined November 2018

Hi there, With over 18 years of experience in the construction business, we are experts in renovation works, extensions and new builds. No job is too big or too small for us. We are passionate about building quality homes at a competitive price and completing jobs on budget is very important to us. We pride in meeting deadlines and giving you the best advice that meets your expectations. W...

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Paul

Joined February 2017

I am a 1 man team or 2 or 3 sometimes depends on job size. I do fencing, decking and balustrade. Also do alot of maintenance for inside aswell and small renovations for now. Been building for 5 years now and making my way up. Best quality and good service.

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VSAL Construction Ltd

Joined February 2021

Hi, I began as a builder in 2010. Over the years I developed my building skills under various building companies and managed to started my own business two years ago. I did lots of small jobs from renovations and any interior constructions to landscaping and any exterior layout. I believe in a proactive approach to all aspects of my business, but in particular to quality, safety and delivery. By...

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RD Property Contracting

Joined November 2011

RD Property Contracting Ltd are property handy men we are able to do a wide range of jobs from General Maintenance to landscaping and some plumbing work Rubbish removals and painting , Digger work , Demo work , Fencing , Deck work so if you ask we will tell you what else we can do.

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Lani

Joined August 2021

Hi, we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. While we specialize in major renovation and new builds we also do smaller jons from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Good building & construction limited

Joined September 2021

We are new on Builderscrack but specialised in project management, major renovation, new builds and commercial for many years. New build at Hobsonville, Kumeu, renovation at Epsom, Remuera, Schnapper rock, commercial project at kumeu and Henderson film studio... We are very professional, qualified and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Bracey Builders Limited

Joined October 2020

Hi, Bracey Builders is a father/son business based in Auckland city. Grant with over 45 years experience, and Dylan with 8 years experience. Both of us have been working in the residential game working on a range of villas and bungalows for many years now and no job is too big or too small for us. With our ample knowledge of the building game we can provide you with a top quality finished product,...

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Barney Lennon Contracting

Joined December 2017

Hi, My family has been in the trade for decades. I'm a qualified & licensed builder (carpenter) who has worked on a wide range of high end residential construction. I am very competent in every aspect of the building trade.

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RedwoodEngineering ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi we have been providing engineering solutions for NZ for over 50 years . Key aspect is our ability ask relevant questions and come up with a effective and economical solution

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NZ Builders and Painters

Joined April 2017

We do every task and project to the highest standard with quality control procedures in place to promote our work.We have highly skilled and competent staff to do Painting, Retaining, Fencing, Concreting,Landscaping from designing up to construction . dressage arena's and major maintenance work,in the residential and commercial sector. We strive for perfection and have a large crew to get in and...

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Rongoa Landscapes LTD

Joined January 2020

Kia Ora, we have been doing landscaping and maintenance for the past 10 years. We specialise in residential and commercial garden maintenance, garden installation, tropical and native gardens, hedge trimming, lawn mowing, garden edging, excervation (digger and bob cat work) and more -including landscaping, softscaping and hardscaping. We also specialise in traditional garden ornaments carved by us...

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Anan handy services

Joined June 2015

hi i do all type handy man jobs. General residental and commercial property Service. Any small jobs or big jobs, pick up , drop off, all gardening works, plastering , painting, leak fixing etc

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Sione

Joined October 2016

Hi there, My name is Sione Fa owner operator of Saiyan Chippy Limited. I am a qualified builder with my LBP license & over 10 years experience. At Saiyan chippy our small team is reliable, hardworking, offers competitive quotes & we hold ourselves to the highest of standards. If you would like to see some of our work please feel free to check out our Instagram page ...

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