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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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This is How your Gutters and Spouting Could be Damaging your Home (and what to do about it)

Posted 28/06/19

Guttering and spouting do more than take rainwater away, they are essential for a healthy, happy home. Read on to learn signs that indicate issues, and tips for resolving damage... What damage could my guttering be causing? Externally: A sagging gutter will damage your home’s fascia. P

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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Progress

Posted 9 years ago

Timber fence - hang heavy timber gates. 1st stage of larger job.

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Habitable Shed

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for someone that can fit out for living in a habitable shed. Ready to fit out in about 6 weeks.

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Decking

Posted 11 years ago

Lay 75 sq m decking

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Replacing weatherboard

Posted 9 years ago

Quote to replace weatherboarding .. with same or other ( hardies , masada.)

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Deck

Posted 6 years ago

Small deck needs repair, french doors to be installed where existing window is, new deck to be built

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New lounge in Oto

Posted 1 year ago

I have a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom home and I would like to extend it out to 3 bedrooms. The house is 1960's weatherboard. The extension would not need plumbing or anything else, just a room (the new room will become the main lounge/dining room and the old lounge will become bedroom 3). This needs to be done on a budget. If possible getting all paperwork/consent done too would be ideal.

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Renovations and extensions

Posted 6 years ago

We have a property in Otorohanga, currently rented, which we are trying to sell but which really needs some renovation work in order to make it saleable. There is a limited budget, and we also don’t want to over-capitalise. We would want a builder who would help us with the planning and design of the renovations as well as undertaking the project itself. The house is a very small basic 2-bedroom with an open-plan living area, and a very small laundry-cum-bathroom area. It is on a reasonab...

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Plaster Exterior - Kawhia Fibrolite Bach

Posted 2 years ago

Small Bach in Kawhia - plaster all exterior walls.

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Housing

Posted 2 years ago

I have the plans and have attached photos of the same. Executive style finish would suit.House only.

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New Build

Posted 3 years ago

New build on 9acres. Need septic, Deck, 3 bed, 2 bath, Watertank 30,000ltr. Flat Roof 2 Bedrooms access from deck, Lounge also off deck. Kitchen at back of lounge. Large Laundry/Entrance/Wetroom/Coatroom/Storage all in one. Will need excavating done or Deck and Front of house up on Poles. Need to start in 12 months time. Just sorting out prices excetra. No proper planes yet just my hand drawn plan.

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Harris

Posted 5 years ago

Bathroom renovation, builder wanted to prep existing floor for wet floor installation, room approximately 2.8x3.0m.

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Build double garage,replace roof and rafters(increase pitch from12 to 35degrees

Posted 6 years ago

1950's bungalow with old sagging corrugated tin roof Want detached double garage 6mx6m, carport 4mx6m and re-roof of dwelling approx120sqm.Present roof(hip)is about 12degrees possibly less! Want to increase pitch to about 35 -40degrees so that we can put dormers in later down the line. Insulation of roof. All tin and wood not required to be taken off the premises

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Otorohonga weatherline purchase?

Posted 5 years ago

Hey Want to buy a medium sized home however has weatherline its in fairly good condition but just starting to flake away in very small areas around the bottom, I have only just saved enough for deposit, is there something I can do to preserve the cladding - painting etc, would like a inspection and quote if possible? perhaps if I can hold of 9 months to a year by painting then I could save to reclad would also like a full builders check

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Erect a sleep-out kit

Posted 3 months ago

Assemble a sleep out kit set 10m2

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New Shed build-lean to pole design.

Posted 2 years ago

I need a kitset lean to pole shed errected on site.Kitset shed has been brought and require it to be built.It measures 14.4mx6m and 3.6m high sloping down to 3m at the back.

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Solar panel stand for two 260 watt solar panels

Posted 1 year ago

We need a stand alone stand built for 2 x 260 watt solar panel.

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Lounge renovation

Posted 9 years ago

Job includes: - removal of non structural wall to make two rooms into one larger living room (current dining + bedroom). - alteration of second structural to open up back of room. Both walls internal.

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Dave and Jans room and repairs

Posted 10 months ago

We are looking for a qualified builder who is reliable and experienced as we are looking at renovations inside to put an extra room in. We need someone to talk to with suggestions and who will talk to me...and turn up when they say they will.

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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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Hekson Construction Ltd

Joined November 2016

I GIVE 10% DISCOUNT FOR ALL JOBS. I also give affordable rates depending on the job. i have been building for over 10 years. This gives me the opportunity to show you all the work that I do. I am also available to provide free quotation. No job is too small, no job is too big. I'm affordable, fast, neat, absolutely reliable and easy to communicate with. I provide top quality work at the be...

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Gowerholdings

Joined September 2017

I have been building for the last 10 years now doing new builds and renovations, spouting replacement and repairs, decks, fences, and much more!! I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I take pride in my workmanship and providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget, if you want the job done amazing! Contact me and we will get the job done 🔨🔨

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Lion Brothers Group Limited

Joined January 2018

We are a small company that specializes in New builds, home renovation, concreting, fencing, kitchen installations, bathroom renovation, decking, and more. We will meet every deadline, complete every job with the highest quality. You give us your budget, and let us work our magic. Please fill free to view pictures of some of the jobs we have already done. We pride ourselves on customer satisfactio...

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New Horizon Construction Limited

Joined January 2019

Hi, I have been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 8 years. I specialise in renovations/additions and new builds. Also do smaller jobs from time to time. Professional and very hard working.

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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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8Trix Residential

Joined November 2015

Hi Guys, I build residential fences in the South Waikato and also in the Auckland areas. My aim is to build high quality fences on budget and on time and to exceed your expectations. We also have a tip truck and digger and bobcat hire for site excavations and driveways. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Dean

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DHB TD

Joined August 2009

Been self employed for the last 20 years. Specialize in bricklaying block laying. Many years experience in all types of construction, from small residential repairs to large commercial contracts. Prefer small to medium sized jobs.

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Adam Cowie Building Limited

Joined March 2017

Hi There, A C Building limited have been building new homes and renovating existing homes in the Hamilton and greater Waikato region for the last 5 years. While we specilise in Major Renovations/Additions and new builds we also do smaller jobs. "No Job is too BIG or to small". We are very professional and our work is to the higest of standards and we work hard to meet our projects deadlines and to...

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D B and J F Holdings Ltd

Joined July 2019

Hi l have been building for 30 plus years and have recently teamed up with my son to direct him into a future building businesses. He has 10 years plus building experience. We have experience in light commercial, new builds and alteration work, smaller concrete pours. Also enjoy smaller jobs, decks fences, bathrooms etc.

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Apex Tree Services

Joined June 2011

A passionate Arborist Horticulturalist with over 30 yrs experience Qualified working with plants and trees totally professional all work undertaken hedges removals shaping view restoration etc very competive rates All work considered

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Quality Roofing

Joined January 2018

Hi there, My name is Laken, an experienced roofer (6 years). I take pride in my work and stand by every job.I have pictures of many high end projects including wall cladding of many profiles in both residential and commercial roofing ,spouting downpipes and flashings (PVC concrete tile metal tile and coloursteel) I am proud to say I have a solid track record of roofing projects, both independ...

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Vaneo2019 ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi. I have been Renovating houses for the last 6 years, and have recently moved to the Waikato after living in Auckland for 7 years .And have started solo from my previous employer who is now manufacturing benchtops. which with cabinets I installed for almost 2 years. I Specialise in a vast array of work because after quitting Fibreglass composites engineering after 22 years, i found transfer...

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One Little Job Ltd

Joined May 2012

I am a licensed builder with 40 years experience. I have been self employed for most of those years. I have worked on many of the biggest projects in Auckland including Princes Wharf. I can supply references if required...

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B O L D Landscape Design and Construction

Joined September 2011

Over 20 years landscape design and construction experience. From a simple small fence to a full residential contract.Happy to simply provide a concept plan with estimates on costs of work required. Excellent portfolio can be provided upon request - simonmasters21@gmail.com

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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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BKF Builders

Joined May 2019

I am a trade qualified builder with 27 years experience in both residential and commercial construction. I am very professional and work hard to complete anything from new builds to renovations in a timely professional and reliable manner.

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ctc civil

Joined July 2010

We have been in buiness for 16years as ctc civil ( and working in the industry for over 25 years) We specialise in drainage, concrete works (floor slabs, drives etc), footing, piles, earthmoving, underground services,hot mix,tilt panels, retaining walls and sub-divisions etc. We work in the residential and commercial fields, jobs large and small and are very competitive. We are a close commited te...

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AWM Limited

Joined January 2018

AWM Ltd is an Asbestos and Methamphetamine removal company which is licensed with WorkSafe to remove both Class A & Class B contaminated material. Asbestos can be found in textured ceilings, cladding, fencing , lino and roofing in both residential and commercial areas. We have our own Supervisors and a Telarc Certified Safety Management System in place. Services Include: * Supply testing f...

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Automatic Door Services

Joined February 2015

ADS repairs and supplies all types of Garage & Commercial Doors. Reliable 24hr service with excellent customer service. Our products range from entry level to high end, something to suit all budgets. All our technicians recieve on site safety courses and ongoing training on all products. We do say, Any door, Any time, Any Where! - Waikato Wide.

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