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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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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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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Here’s a guide on the types of cladding options and materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each other.

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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Pocket Rocket Building owner shares her women in trade story, about how she made the career change from corporate leadership.

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

Budget blow-outs, schedule delays and an unforeseen scenario - this bathroom renovation's got it all! See the incredible transformation.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

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Interior wall repairs

Posted 1 month ago

Repair to jib lined walls in bathroom and bedroom

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Window removal and exterior wall filled in

Posted 1 month ago

We need an exterior window removed and hole where window was to be filled in to match rest of exterior wall

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Re do our deck roof and sides

Posted 1 week ago

our deck roof needs replacing and adding more stability to it we are also wanting new curtains put on the deck and a new wall built to block out the wind

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Conservatory

Posted 1 week ago

Wanting a conservatory attached to the side of our home.

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Install a free-standing, Arizona 5000 Arch double carport

Posted 2 months ago

Install a free-standing, Arizona 5000 Arch double carport. ...

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Install corner metal soakers to match the existing ones

Posted 1 week ago

I'd like a quote for installing corner metal soakers to match the existing ones (there are some on some corners of the house).

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Wellesbourne garage

Posted 2 weeks ago

Demo old single garage. Build 6x9 garage in back corner of section. We are wanting to try and put the garage a maximum of 1m from boundary's. Help with plans and consents would be a bonus, first time needing these. Shed will be steel roof and clad, we can sort that just need it up to that point.

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Completion of wall removal

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are removing a wall between dinning room and lounge. The power points, gib, and sarking have been removed. We did have a builder who was going to remove the remaining 3 studs, install a supporting beam and fill in the door, however, he has been delayed on a number of occasions and we would like this to be completed.

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New toilet

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need someone to put a new toilet in and tile the floor please. Ngā mihi Malane

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Small Insurance Job

Posted 1 month ago

Flood damage front entrance of home. Urgently need small part of wall opened up so it can dry. After it is dried there are repairs to the skirting and wall. Thanks

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Kitchenrepair

Posted 2 weeks ago

The architrave above the sink is now dry but seems swollen from past water damage perhaps. We've repaired flashing in the past and it all seems dry but we want the architrave/ more of the wood to be replaced. It's not a big job but may need a licensed person to do this.

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Replace mailbox post

Posted 4 weeks ago

Our mailbox has been hit by a reversing vehicle. Post and concrete to be removed and replaced. We have the mailbox but need the post and concrete to be supplied.

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Laundry

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need someone to take lino out and put new flooring in move a door out further and knock a small wall to open room. Also put a new laundry sink in. Ngā mihi Malane

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Deck building

Posted 2 months ago

I need somoene to build a deck at our house. It will be around 50cm high and around 30m2.

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Minor sealing

Posted 1 month ago

Hi I would like someone to do some minor sealing on my cladding and also fix some little cracks.

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Redeckulous

Posted 2 weeks ago

Deck built on back of house. 6mtr long 3mtr wide

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Skirting board replacement

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I'd like to get a couple of pieces of skirting board replaced in my bathroom as they've gotten wet and started rotting. Cheers, Margreet

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Side door acess

Posted 1 month ago

Have a large window in our garage wanting to change to a ranch sliding door .

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A few jobs

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi I have a few jobs I need a builder to do. 1. Build a wardrobe 2. Put in a new wall for a toilet 3. Replace a roofing sheet that is leaking I have no idea of expected cost. Would like to get a quote

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Removal of conservatory and replace with enclosed extension on the house

Posted 1 month ago

Removal of a conservatory to be replaced with an enclosed room/extension on the house. Extension to match the rest of the house. Conservatory is 3mx3m. Also possibility of kitchen renovation at the same time, to be discussed.

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Recent building reviews

With over 201,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Cat patio

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Attic stairs installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Joiner Required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Scotia installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing old door frame to add weather boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove sarking and add dwangs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

renovate master bedroom,

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Scriber and flashing on vents


1st March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Wall job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install a ranch slider on a sleep out

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen remodel

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cat Door installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair eaves and a door jamb

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rusting Carport Poles

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Fixing water damaged to walls in bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window and board replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th February 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement of rotten timber


28th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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JS Build

Joined July 2016

Kia ora, A licensed qualified builder, with experience in both residential/commercial building and renovation/alterations, a passion for my job with perfection as my default, it would be a pleasure to assist in any way I can to assure a 100% satisfaction even after work has commenced to retain a good relationship and client base to the utmost professional standard.

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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HS Build ltd

Joined December 2018

We are a building company that covers a wide variety of building work from new builds to renovations, extensions, pole sheds, decks, fences and many more smaller maintenance or repair work that you may need. We pride ourselves on quality with competitive quotes and reliability.

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Manawatu quality builders ltd

Joined July 2021

Hi there, we’ll it says it all in our name company name. Quailty starts at the beginning. We specialise in maintaince, small jobs, renovations and new house builds. With myself trade qualified and a LBP, my forman and apprentice we provide big results with good pricing and turn around.

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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

Palmer construction is a well established building business with a passion for house renovation and all general building and property maintenance including painting.

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TLR Construction

Joined June 2020

Hi, I have over 15 years experience in the construction industry and pride myself on completing work to a high standard. I look forward to meeting you to discuss what we can offer.

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Graham Contracting

Joined May 2012

Graham Contracting provides all of the services and materials required for construction projects including concrete driveways, footpaths, patios, decorative concrete, fences, gates and retaining walls of all types. We will meet our customers on site and provide a free written quotes and sketch including all labour, materials and equipment. Please reply with: - First & Last Name - Site A...

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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . We have over 35 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . We do everything from New Kitchens /Bathrooms, Complete make overs, Tiling, Maintenance of Rentals, House Painting Just ask Now with having a Digger and Truck we are abl...

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Andyman Maintenance

Joined August 2019

British city and guilds carpenter qualified 35 plus years, Being doing general timber repairs and property maintenance eg:- windows and doors, deck and fence repairs for the last 15 years for both Corporate and private clients in NZ. I specialize in small repairs that the big building companies don't cater for. Call or email me for a quote. Andy

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Astro Building & Maintenance

Joined June 2018

With over 30 years experience in construction, ASTRO Maintenance boast a wide knowledge and skills. Based in Levin, Horowhenua ASTRO Maintenance can accommodate various jobs throughout Horowhenua, Manawatu-Wanganui and Kapiti Coast. From small maintenance repairs to all inside and outside renovations, ASTRO Maintenance provides a professional, high standard, reliable building and maintenance serv...

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Hawkes Bay, Manawatu/ Whanganui, and Nelson-Tasman regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioners) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope o...

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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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Rapid construction

Joined November 2018

HI, we have been doing residential fencing and decks for the last 2 years. while we are specialized in two sectors one being residential fencing and decks and other being plasterboard installs for renovation works. we do other jobs as well, anything from water blasting to minor renovations to verandahs - pergolas and even those small property repairs. we are professional and reliable at reasona...

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Smileys decks and fences

Joined May 2017

Have been building for the last 4 years. Looking for weekend/after work jobs to get a bit of extra money. I will work hard to give you a finished product you love at a great rate.

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Practical Building Company Ltd

Joined December 2019

We understand that problems arise with houses, landscaping and everything else to do with property services. It's our aim to provide cost effective solutions that can help our clients and aim to receive referrals from existing clients. Let me help solve your property problems

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Xpress Design & Drafting

Joined January 2020

Hi, we are a cost-effective Architectural firm specializing primarily in concept design and building consent documentation. From the smallest of renovation/alteration to complex new builds including hill builds. We also provide a wholesale schedule of fees (trade rates) for ongoing working relationships. Keywords in our toolbox being: NZS 3604, New Zealand Building Code, Timber Framed and Steel F...

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Saunders Construction

Joined June 2019

Hi , we have been building new homes and renovating existing properties in the Manawatu for the last 7 years. We cover anything from a design and build new home with qualified licensed building practitioners to repairing that loose door handle there's no job too big or small. We have a great team of subcontractors that we work in with so we can cover just about any job. We aim to provide competit...

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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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