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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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What Should You Do After a Damaging House Fire?

Posted 11/05/17

A house fire is a devastating experience, regardless of the amount of damage. Your first instinct may be to begin the clean-up and repair work, but there are several key things to work through first... Five things to do after a house fire There are five important tasks for you to do, if yo

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Stage 2 of Home Ownership or Renting Life Stage – Your Twenties

Posted 26/10/17

Many people entering their twenties are looking at the possibly of moving away from property renting and into looking towards home ownership... Rising house prices have has somewhat stifled early home ownership in many parts of the country. But with a little smart thinking and the ability

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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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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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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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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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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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Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

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Plaster Exterior - Kawhia Fibrolite Bach

Posted 2 years ago

Small Bach in Kawhia - plaster all exterior walls.

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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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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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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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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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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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Decking

Posted 11 years ago

Lay 75 sq m decking

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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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Erect a sleep-out kit

Posted 5 months ago

Assemble a sleep out kit set 10m2

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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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Dave and Jans room and repairs

Posted 1 year 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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Progress

Posted 9 years ago

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

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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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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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Replacing weatherboard

Posted 9 years ago

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

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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 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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Habitable Shed

Posted 6 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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Thomas Bird Building Ltd

Joined June 2018

Thomas Bird Building Ltd has been operating for 3 years now. Even though we speacialise in renovations and new builds there is not a job to big or to small. We are very professional in everything we do and work hard to meet deadlines. We where the builders for The Block NZ 2017 winners for Andy and Nate which was great experience to add to our portfolio.

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WAIKATO HOMES LIMITED

Joined March 2019

Waikato Homes is a Hamilton based builder specialising in New homes & Renovations. We pride ourselves on providing a top quality service & product no matter the size or scope. Our detailed Quotation includes a scope of works so you know exactly what has been priced for. We also include a Master Build Guarantee for all new homes & renovations. You will be given your own client access to our...

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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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Leading Edge Electrical

Joined August 2010

We have been operating in the Waikato region for about 10 years and in that time we have developed a soild,loyal client base. We have achieved this by offering a prompt,reliable,professional service at a competitive price. So if you are looking for a Electrician you can rely on, who communicates well & has a great team give us a call!

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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates specialise in roof leak repair, Skylite change out. Chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning & repair. Moss treatments of roofs, concrete & paths. Detergent house washing & fly & spider treatment. Landscaping, tree trimming and all those jobs you don't want to do. Any questions please contact us through builders crack. Kind regards Steve.

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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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Endurance Electrical

Joined October 2016

Our aim is is to serve our clients in a friendly, enthusiastic, caring professional way, whilst ensuring we deliver a high quality product. We can assist in any electrical work you require from minor repairs, renovations, extensions, new house builds and anything in between. For a no obligation quote, please get in touch today.

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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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LTW ROOFING

Joined January 2018

Here at LTW ROOFING we are here to understand all your roofing needs to ensure the best outcome on your project. We offer a wide range of roofing services from commercial and residential New roofing, re roofing in both long run, spouting, edge protection, and repairs on concrete tile, decromastic, membrane and re screw jobs and repaint using a airless spray gun system to give your roof the upmos...

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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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Golden 5R Transport Ltd

Joined July 2017

We have exemplary qualified D-F-RTW endorsed drivers that can transport earth materials on site, had been Health & Safety inducted; with Site-Safe, TC Basic 1 (Traffic Control); We also have network of contractors, driveway asphalt layering and patching. Preparing topsoil for property /commercial building requirements e.g pool installation, property developments, excavating unneeded stumps/contami...

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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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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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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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Greg Woodley

Joined September 2019

Hi I've spent many years building and renovating my own residential rental properties and as a result I have acquired many tools and skills in this area including a 1.8 ton digger , building and engineering . Looking now for some contracting work in between major projects and hopefully some on going clients. Preferring outdoor work listed on this site is the type of work I most enjoy . I do li...

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O'BRIENBUILDING&MAINTENANCE

Joined July 2018

I have always been a builder, and often prefer the challenges that renovations, and repairs bring, I have a great work ethic, that keeps me pushing myself, My own standard of work required is high, making it appealing to my clients. I am friendly and approachable.

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Andy Smith

Joined April 2018

With Both Commercial and residential experience I have been in the building trade for over 15 years. I generally work on my own but have staff available for larger jobs as required.

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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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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Frank Plastering

Joined December 2018

7 years drywall plastering experiences , pathcing , gib coving and new house plasting or old wall skiming. job big or small all do with 100% services, price are try to meet ur budget and can nicely talk untill we both happy. Over all i am provide good services and good price on time. We also have fix annd paint team as work partner to do gib fix and paint too. Price is try meet ur buget make...

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