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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Skirting board

Posted 1 month ago

I need the skirting board in my lounge and kitchen replaced. As soon as possible.

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Builder to draw plans and convert garage to Minor Dwelling

Posted 1 month ago

Need a builder who can draw up plans to go to PNCC to convert my 6m by 4.8m Skyline garage to a Minor Dwelling with a wet area bathroom, bedroom. living area and kitchenette for a disabled family member. Then discuss with me the costing and building of the Minor Dwelling and implement this plan liaising with sub contractors and council till completed.

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Re-jib kitchen/dining room ceiling

Posted 1 month ago

Currently I have multiple textures on the ceilings throughout the (soon to be an open plan of) kitchen, dining room and lounge), I would like these removed and re-jibbed to have one smooth surface. Estimated area of 40-50sqm. There will be a couple of extra areas needing to be jibbed, where internal walls have been removed also. House will be vacated in a month and I would like to get renovations underway fairly quickly.

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Home Extension

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking to do an extension on our existing home and some other alterations. If we are happy with the plans, to go forward we would apply for consent and start work ASAP. We are open to ideas, but as a guide this is what we have come up with so far (rough drawings attached). -SEE ‘ORIGINAL HOUSE PLAN’- The priority would be to install an en suite, walk in wardrobe and extend the living room. I have attached a couple of ideas. We could be open to a flat roof for the extension. -...

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Skirtings and a little bit of Scotia

Posted 1 week ago

We have a job to put up skirtings all around the house and a small piece of scotia in the kitchen.

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Ceiling repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

Fix water leak damage to bedroom ceiling (~30 x 30 cm) to a paint-ready finish.

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35 m2 Carport (6.3m x 5.5m) leaning on 2 existing house concrete walls

Posted 1 month ago

To building a new carport (6.3m x 5.5m) with 2.8m height that will lean on to 2 existing house concrete walls as shown in the picture. The scope of work are: 1. Take down 2 existing retractable awnings (one with 6 bolts and the other with 4 bolts) 2. Material for the roof has to be clear Polycarbonate or PVC. In view of the new building consent exemption for carport of 20-40 m2 ( ... ), I need a LBP to do this job.

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Install a ranch slider on a sleep out

Posted 23 hours ago

We would like a builder to install a second hand ranch slider on the front of our sleep out we are building.It is approximately 3m x 2m in dimensions.. labour cost plus extra building materials to ensure it is installed properly. Hoping it is a same day job

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Less than 40 m2 Carport lean on to house wall

Posted 1 month ago

To building a new carport (6.6m x 6m) with 2.5m height that will lean on to an existing house concrete wall of 8m long and 4m high.

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Shower reline

Posted 1 week ago

Need to reline the interior of shower. By Oct 30 3 sheets

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Remove load bearing wall

Posted 1 month ago

We have a number of projects to undertake, the first is to remove a wall between our kitchen and dining. The house is a 1920’s bungalow and there isn’t a room that doesn’t need something done. We are hoping to put anything structural in the roof space so we can have a continuous ceiling, but open to ideas.

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Bathrooms Renovation

Posted 1 week ago

We need two bathrooms renovation work and we prefer a builder with his gang for electrical and plumbing work. But it is not compalsary we can get electrician and plumber.

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Replying and floor unevenness

Posted 2 weeks ago

assessment required please, original 1930 new section 2004. uneven floor and creaking.

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Verandah

Posted 1 week ago

Needs to be completed by end of October. Wanting a verandah built over an existing wooden deck, 2 existing posts. Will join to house on two sides. Needs drainage, eg attached to existing spouting. Approx 4m by 4m. Like the darker plastic roof.

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Remove internal wall

Posted 1 month ago

Remove load bearing wall in lounge.

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Roof work

Posted 3 weeks ago

The roof is leaking in our Early Childhood Centre. The ceiling is sagging. Needs to be inspected and fixed.

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Deadlock for 2 doors

Posted 4 days ago

We would like a dead lock installed on our bedroom door. We have purchased the fitting just need someone to install it. ( the picture I have taken is what we already have on our internal door from the garage so you can see the type of deadlock we have) Also our back door that is double glazed aluminum requires a security lock on that also (not purchased). We would like this job done asap.

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Shower demolish and reline with gib ready for tiling.

Posted 1 month ago

Needing a fully tiled shower demolished and regibbed ready for the tiler to start his part 21st September. Floor is concrete.

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Security gate

Posted 5 days ago

I have an internal access room from a garage. I wish to have a security gate there with a door on the outside disguising the nature of the room. I have the door and gate but the person who was doing the job for me has left and I need to get it completed

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Aluminium Joinery Installation

Posted 1 month ago

We are currently looking for someone who could undertake site installation of new windows & doors ranging from 1 or 2 units to whole house lots in the Palm Nth area. Jobs would vary from total replacement to insert windows fitted into existing wooden frames. happy to discuss further

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Recent building reviews

With over 176,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Sleepout

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door installation #2

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

15th June 2019

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

Joiner Required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

I want to insulate and line double garage

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st February 2019

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

Mobility ramps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th April 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

ross 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need a builder to build additional sleepout in shed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th May 2019

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

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

Replacement of rotten timber


28th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

small deck and 20 fence palings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kerri

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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SchoCon

Joined July 2012

Focused on outdoor living, hard landscaping and renovations, but also the cliche "for all your building needs". Being in the building and construction arena for 18 years, LBP licensed and trade qualified we will make your ideas and dreams reality.

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Rapid construction

Joined November 2018

Hi , Im Craig hart, I'm a sole trader. I'm experienced in: Plastering Plasterboard fixing Decks Fences Bathrooms Renovations Water blasting And other handyman jobs I have my 2 and 3 trade certificates and have my Ramset license. I'm professional and reliable and reasonable prices, no job to big or small. Check out Facebook page for some of my projects at @ ... nstruction1 I'm also...

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

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

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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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adpainting

Joined May 2010

Hi there my names Arron Pahl and ive been painting for 15 years interior and exterior and i am willing to do free quotations no job too big or small. Very reasonable prices and cheaper than most trade painters. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

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Straightline Building

Joined July 2020

Trade qualified carpenter. 15 yrs experience building or renovating houses. Good connections with other tradies i.e sparky, plumber, painter Proven business operator. Good listener and particular in my workmanship, "finishes the job" attitude. Good rates.

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X Ray Build

Joined July 2019

Kia Ora, I am a qualified LBP and experienced builder who has come from a 10 year background of architectural builds and renovation. Any job is in capable hands from straight forward decking to octagonal roofing. I am a polite and problem solving carpenter and I pride myself in my efficiency, detail, cleanliness. I usual work alone but I have a small team of excellent builders and lads ready...

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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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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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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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Rheuben builders

Joined August 2020

My name is Rheuben i am a builder, i am mostly looking for work to fill weekends. I am a friendly/aproachable person and am happy to give you a quote on the job you need completed.

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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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Essential Services Wellington trading as Property Solutions Wellington

Joined February 2017

Hi I provide quality maintenance solutions with prompt service and high quality workmanship a priority please read my reviews placed by satisfied customers. I look forward to meeting you assisting you with your needs. Jobs completed on time and on budget.

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Coastline Builders MH LTD

Joined August 2020

My name is Manu Herring and I am the Owner of Coastline Builders MH. I am a qualified Licensed Building Practitioner and have over 20 years’ experience in the building industry. I have experience in high end renovations, extensions, commercial, light commercial and new builds. Client satisfaction is my top priority! I work hard alongside my clients to ensure that their plans come to fruition...

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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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Aaron Crosby Building and maintence

Joined July 2018

Hi I have just moved to Wanganui. I am a self employed builder that has been in the business for 23 years. DESCRIPTION OF WORK General repairs and maintenance, bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, roofing, decks, veranda's, fences, anything at all. No job too small. I'm extremely reliable and if my quote is excepted I will not let you down. I pride myself to be the best that I can. Warm re...

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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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Jordan Ellery Building

Joined May 2019

Hi, I have currently been building for 7.5 years. I am a qualified builder with a diverse set of skills which I have learnt over mainly residential renovations based in Palmerston North. I am very confident with most building related work and also have experience in painting, plastering, roofing and concrete laying . I take pride in the finishing details and also my time management skills.

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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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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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