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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bathroom upgrade

Posted 3 months ago

New floor,new wall lining ,install vanity,toilet,shower which we have . Possibly window

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Erect a sleep-out kit

Posted 2 years ago

Assemble a sleep out kit set 10m2

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Progress

Posted 11 years ago

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

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Lounge renovation

Posted 11 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 11 years ago

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

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General Building

Posted 2 months ago

I am wanting to change a window and door side by side into a french door. An area of flooring is raised and below this is a broken joist (likely happened during house transit) and shoddy work by removal company. It is possible this is also causing an issue with the weatherboards. I am hoping to find a builder who I can then contact in future during ongoing house improvements.

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Plaster Exterior - Kawhia Fibrolite Bach

Posted 4 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 8 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 8 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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Deck

Posted 8 years ago

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

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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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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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New lounge in Oto

Posted 3 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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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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Habitable Shed

Posted 2 years 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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Dave and Jans room and repairs

Posted 2 years 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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New Build

Posted 5 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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Otorohonga weatherline purchase?

Posted 7 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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Housing

Posted 4 years ago

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

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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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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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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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JD Projects

Joined April 2021

Hi there , Here at JD Projects we are a family Business that values our customers and jobs to a high standard. I specialise in Decks/Fences/bathroom renovations/and general maintenance. I Have been Building for 6 years and do mainly small jobs but I am open to more higher end jobs . We complete jobs on budget almost every time . We also have house cleaning available.

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Automatic Door Services

Joined February 2015

ADS repairs and supplies all types of Garage & Commercial Doors. ADS is owned and managed by Andy Marsden, who has a team of 9 people ensuring the smooth running of his business. Andy's background is from aviation and engineering. As Andy says if you can keep 25 million pound aircraft up in the air and all those aboard safe - then keeping people safe with garage doors and commercial doors is a l...

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services 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...

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JMH Homes Ltd

Joined August 2018

Excellent quality work for a competitive price. Get in touch for a free quote for all your deck fence, concreting, renovation, and building requirements.

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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 10 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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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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EDGE PRO ROOFING

Joined January 2018

Here at EDGE PRO ROOFING LTD 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 upm...

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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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G Builds

Joined March 2021

I have been a builder for almost ten years and have done residential and commercial build and have always been interested in building and interacting with clients and see smile on their faces and to know they are happy with the project.

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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. ...

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John Ham Construction

Joined May 2021

Kia Ora, I've been in construction for over 20 years an been fortunate to have worked in most area of building such as. High end renovations, schools, new builds and commercial. I am very professional, hard working an have good people skills, I always have an open book policy an no bull attitude when quoting jobs as this has created a trusting relationship between the client an I. Combining new pr...

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Attic Homes

Joined June 2020

First and foremost – we’re not a housing company. We’re builders. That means we are out working on each and every project. We’re a family owned and operated company who are responsible every step of the way and, just as importantly, we’re able to talk you through everything that’s going on before, during and after the build. There is no middle-man – the work’s done by us, and the buck stops with...

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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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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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Thompson building and construction limited

Joined August 2017

Hi Here at Thompson building and construction we run a close not team and have good relationships with our customers. We focus on all aspects of building from new builds through to renovations and concrete laying. No job to big or small. We also offer competitive pricing and a quick turn around for your project. We are nz qualified and Lbp builders

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Alpha Building Services

Joined July 2019

At Alpha Building Services we know what we are doing practically, logically, legally and we know how to stick to your budget. We know a range of different people and trades within the Construction industry so if any additional trades such as electrical and plumbing are required we can easily and quickly arrange for them to come in and do what needs doing. We are Licensed Building Practitioners in...

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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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