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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

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

Plaster Exterior - Kawhia Fibrolite Bach

Posted 3 years ago

Small Bach in Kawhia - plaster all exterior walls.

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Lounge renovation

Posted 10 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 6 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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Deck

Posted 7 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 2 years 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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Housing

Posted 3 years ago

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

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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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Renovations and extensions

Posted 7 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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Decking

Posted 12 years ago

Lay 75 sq m decking

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

Posted 7 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 4 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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Habitable Shed

Posted 1 year 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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Progress

Posted 10 years ago

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

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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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Erect a sleep-out kit

Posted 1 year 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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Replacing weatherboard

Posted 10 years ago

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

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Harris

Posted 6 years ago

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

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, I’m Brad Roberts, the Director of Nu Vista Homes. We are a family operated business with over 12 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you and understand what you want so that we c...

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Coolfalla Construction

Joined October 2019

You've got to be awesome to be a 'Coolfalla'. We specialise in new builds, renovations and improvements. We will work with you to make sure you get what you want. We are professional, hard working and strive to exceed your expectations - on time, and on budget.

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Prince the builder

Joined April 2018

Hi Dear, I’m a Quailed builder with a license and I’m a Member of the New Zealand Certified Builder (NZCB). I graduated at Unitec Institute of Technology. I have been building New Houses and renovation old ones for the last 6 years. While I am specializing in major new builds and renovation, I else do smaller jobs from time to time. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines f...

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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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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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BMK Carpentry

Joined May 2020

Hi, been in the construction industrys for 10 years, i have worked on numerous project from renovations to high end residential builds and also light commercial. I love my job, I Pride myself on doing the best job possible with keeping cost down and job completion on time.

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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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Jazr

Joined October 2014

Hey, ive been in the building construction for 10+ years doing various jobs from architictual new builds, renovatios of all sizes and Aluminum companys. I am a quilified carpenter and i take pride in my work, im reliable/honest and work very hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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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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Cam tukua

Joined January 2019

Hi I am a fully qualified builder and have been building new builds and renovations for the last 10 years. Always completed on time on budget to high quality workmanship.

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Mcmillan Builders Limited

Joined May 2020

Hello! We are a small team of 2 people, we specialise in the following - New Builds, Renovations, Decks, Fences/Retaining walls, and any repair job that our clients need fixing! feel free to get in touch and get a competitive quote :)

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jlp construction

Joined June 2020

move from usa to nz in 2009 were i did have a construction company...now here in nz i work as a site manager for a well know construction company...i can do anything excluding plumbing and electrical

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Sv building limited

Joined November 2018

Hi there, I’m a licensed builder with nearly ten years in the building industry. I’ve worked on and managed a large variety of sites. These range from high end new builds and renovations right down to the essential small jobs such as replacing a shower unit. I also have experience with building rural/ light commercial steel frame sheds. I work together with an experienced craftsman plumber,...

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Vaneo2019 ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi. I am a qualified composites engineer making fibreglass products for more than 22 years,after giving that up ,I started Renovating houses and have done so for the last 7 years. We have moved back to the Waikato 2 years ago after living in Auckland for 7 years . I have gone solo from my previous employer who is now manufacturing benchtops. which with cabinets I installed for almost 2 yea...

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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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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GI & GM Contacting

Joined February 2020

Hi We have a team of builders/electricians/landscapers and handyman to handle all small to large projects around Auckland -Waikato Our director Greg has been Qualified building/site Manager for the last 10 years Our co-director Grant has Been a Qualified Electrician for the past 10 years We pride ourselves in doing a high quality job and clean and tidy work environment.

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mp installs

Joined January 2014

Hi I'm Mat. I have been in the industry for over 15 years now. I'm a fully qualified engineer. No job to big or to small. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and rates, then completing job on time and on budget. Welding, pool fences, handrails, stainless, aluminum, I do it all.

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Total Roofing Solutions

Joined May 2012

Hi, i have 15years extensive roofing knowledge,. I am experienced with all roof types and also do roof painting and flashings etc. i am very honest and happy to go the extra mile for you. I do quality workmanship for reasonable prices

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White Ryder Creations

Joined June 2019

Professional Cabinet Maker and handyman. Qualified in furniture making. Looking at moving into contracting work. Available to assist on evenings and weekends for smaller jobs. I work full time for a kitchen joinery company. Phone number listed is my wife's who takes my querries.

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With over 15 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng 239682) based in Christchurch but has undertaken projects all around the country. I am also an Engineering New Zealand Practice Area Assessor for Structural Engineers and a Auckland City Council Producer Statement Author (PSA#123432). I have a broad experience in structural design, seismic assessment, repair and stre...

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