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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Replacing weatherboard

Posted 10 years ago

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

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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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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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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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Solar panel stand for two 260 watt solar panels

Posted 2 years ago

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

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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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Erect a sleep-out kit

Posted 1 year ago

Assemble a sleep out kit set 10m2

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Decking

Posted 12 years ago

Lay 75 sq m decking

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New Shed build-lean to pole design.

Posted 3 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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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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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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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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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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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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R&M Builders Limited

Joined November 2017

Hi R&M Builders have been building new houses for 15 years we are Certified Builders, we also have a painting company SMC and we are part of the Master Painters . We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on time and budget . It is important to have tradesman to do your jobs as they have years of experience. LBP NUMBER BP122299 Site 2 Master Painter We a...

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Hansen Interiors Plasterboard Fixing LTD

Joined August 2020

Hansen Interiors Plasterboard Fixing LTD are GIB specialists with a difference. Our plasterboard specialists are based in Offices in Hamilton/Waikato and Wellington region, and we complete commercial and residential jobs nationwide. Fixing GIB sheets to walls in a timely manner with minimal clearances and wastage is an art our certified GIB fixers have perfected. The dedicated team can visit you...

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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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Nora Construction LTD

Joined August 2020

Nora Construction is here for you. It isn't about making massive profits but more about delivering high quality work in a realistic time frame. We do anything with construction. Indoor and out door, large or small, but quality and professionalism are our number one priority. Contact us today to have a friendly chat about your construction needs.

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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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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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Higgs Building Co Ltd

Joined July 2020

Hi, Higgs Building Co is a small privately owned company based out of Cambridge. We specialise in new builds and renovations with quality being the forefront of our company values. The company director, Shaun Higgins, is on the tools everyday overseeing the project making sure things run smoothly and clients have a good experience. Give us a call today :)

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A&C CONTRACTORS NZ LIMITED

Joined May 2019

We are specialized in new builds and renovation, and we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We take pride in what we do and we make sure that whatever we do, will meet our client's needs. We provide competitive quotes and try to complete the jobs on budget. We always make sure that we hit our deadlines. We are here to help you along the way and to turn that piece of paper into reality. We woul...

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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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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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ASACE

Joined April 2020

The ASACE is a leading engineering design consultancy which has offices in Auckland and Christchurch. We carry out designs throughout New Zealand. Highly skilled and experienced chartered engineers comprise our team. Our engineers & designers work on projects which range from small residential alterations to large multi-storeyed buildings.

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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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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 , repaint using a airless spray gun system to give your roof the upmost durab...

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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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Royal Building Service Ltd

Joined July 2018

Our qualified glass tradies can do any big or small works in great Auckland area and neighbor cities. Onsite measurement, install, repair 24 hours and 7 days. Free site assessments, Prompt and reliable service, top quality workmanship, affordable cost, we endeavor to have each customer to get the great value for money. The business is home based operated, no high overheads. • All of our produc...

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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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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication. Professional house cleaning, end of tenancy.

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Gadsby Projects

Joined December 2014

I'm a licensed builder that specialises in kitchen and bathroom installations. I produce high quality work and pride myself on great communication. I enjoy doing a wide range of carpentry work and love my job!

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Clear Property and Projects

Joined June 2019

Clear Property and Projects is a professional service that takes the stress out of those sometimes worrying tasks. From small around the house ideas all the way through to project management of large scale builds. We have you covered. A trustworthy source to help you out. Get in touch for an obligation free quote.

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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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