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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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Decorating a Child's Bedroom? Here's Some Great Tips!

Posted 28/03/17

Decorating your child's bedroom can be an enjoyable, yet challenging task. We share some tips on how to get the best out of decorating this room... Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedro

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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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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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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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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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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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Roz Walton

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi We have a loft above our garage which would like to turn into a bedroom. Below is a garage where a shower/kitchen could be hooked up. We need a plan to submit to the Council and the work to be done asap. This renovation will be used as manager's quarters for our farm. Sorry I could not add a photo at the moment.

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Partition wall

Posted 1 month ago

wanting to put up a partition wall on living area, roughly: 3m long, top and bottom end plate 2.7m height stud, 600mm centres stud need architraves and skirting quote up to plastering, owner can do painting reuse existing door and door frame provided, left over insulation batts owner can put in Looking to start 16/5/19 afternoon

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Kitchen wall demo and Roof lintel install

Posted 1 month ago

Would like to demo a wall to extend our kitchen. The wall is a support wall and would require a GLulam beam (high wind, medium weight roof, rafter spacing 900mm) probably GL10 beam ... and king studs to enable the walls’ removal. Can provide tech specs certificate if needed. *note the loads and wind speeds have been exaggerated to calculate a reliable beam support that has a good safety margin. Thank you

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A new partician wall between sleep out and garage

Posted 2 months ago

I need a new wall put up between my garage and my sleepout. The garage is very long and I have decided to half it and turn it into a study or sleep out. Therefore, all I am needing is a stud wall put up. Depending on the price, I may ask for plasterboard as well. I will also need a door to go in as well. Thanks.

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Villa renovations

Posted 1 month ago

Need to replace 2 window sills in old sash windows. One window needs repair too. Also need to line a sunroom.

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Dog shelter

Posted 3 weeks ago

trying to turn a wooden thing next to my garden shed into a shelter for my dogs, basically need to put a roof on it somehow

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Removing 3 load bearing walls in residential property

Posted 2 months ago

Residential property - I would like to remove two load bearing walls in the living area to open it up and also a wall between two bathrooms to make one big bathroom. I think they are all load bearing walls so will need all approvals from council, beams etc

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Garage & drive way

Posted 1 month ago

Need a single garage & a small office. Also we need a drive way. Thanks guys

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Fix rotten parts of the garage roof structure

Posted 1 week ago

There has been a blocked drain which caused the water to flow underneath the roof possibly causing damage to some of the garage structure. I would like the garage inspected and a quote provided so we can move ahead and get any damage identified fixed.

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Concrete

Posted 17 hours ago

Put concrete on my parking spot, front of my house, is around 17 square meters,

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Sleepout

Posted 1 week ago

a cabin to be built for a sleepout.

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Wardrobe Adjustment

Posted 1 month ago

Want to add height and widen the opening of wardrobe.

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Estimator

Posted 2 months ago

Estimates the cost to build a double decker shipping container as a 2 storey house with kitchen and shower and bath in another shipping container on the ground. A roof top viewer space and fencing the top. A 6 feet high metal rod security gate with one main gate entrance. inside each 40 foot container to have 3 to 4 rooms for renting out to workers and university students. Each containers in the stacked up design will have a living room and a TV room. each container needs to have insulatio...

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Dog Kennel and Run

Posted 1 month ago

I need a dog kennel built for a large dog and a run built with it. The kennel needs to be waterproof and warm and able to be cleaned out. I need a run attached to the kennel, to be no less than 2 m long, with a floor and door that is lockable. Must be sturdy.

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Make Studio Room into Self contained flat

Posted 1 month ago

We have a studio room we want turned into a self contained flat. We need plans for this. We would like a toilet, shower and small kitchenette added to this room, to rent it out. This would include plans for PNCC approval on our property 30 Buick Crescent, Palmerston North.

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Door installation #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking for quotes to install a laundry door The door is in mint condition and fully framed The house is weather board and gib . No wires or plumbing involved where the door is going

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Outdoor Living area

Posted 3 weeks ago

Plans to create outdoor living/ indoor-outdoor flow. Replace bay window (Kitchen/living) and sash window (bedroom)with bifolds, deck and Pergola. Or a covered area. Open to Modern twist but needs to link into character of house. 3.8 metre stud , current Windows are 2.2-2.4 meters in height and width. Last photo is other side of house for reference.

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Door installation

Posted 1 month ago

Builder required to install exterior door to laundry of house

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Two rooms into one, and additional room

Posted 1 week ago

We currently have two rooms. A sauna and a small gym. There is a wall between these two rooms. We want to take out the wall and make this one room. The photos show the two rooms. We're also trying to find a space to create a small room. We have ideas but would like suggestions, and this building work would need to be done as well.

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Shane Mcconkey

Posted 2 months ago

Hoping to do an internal access garage with a sleepout

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Recent building reviews

With over 136,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden window frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
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

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

Hayley Ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Out dated remodelling

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

18th September 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wardrobe install/alterations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Kerri

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Jacobs Alteration

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree hutt

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage sleepout

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Raised garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st October 2017

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

small deck and 20 fence palings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor wooden gate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Backdoor beaut


15th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage Repair


6th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Angela Bennett 6

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2018

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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Jordan Ellery Building

Joined May 2019

Hi, I have currently been building for 7 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, roofing and concrete laying . I take pride in the finishing details and also my time management skills.

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The Task Masters

Joined February 2016

We are your One Stop Professional Service Provider. We are a family owned and operated local buisness. We do the Tasks you either cant or dont have time to do. No Job Too Big or Small. We provide the following Services -Property Maintenance -Roofing Maintenance -Re roof -Moss & Mold Removal -Gutter Clean & Flush...

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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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Truline Group NZ

Joined May 2018

Truline Group's building contractors are specialists in building fences, decks, garden sheds, pergolas & retaining walls. Over the last 10 years we have built a brand of assurance providing a reputable service throughout the lower North Island.

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a home maintenance company in the Manawatu/ Whanganui/ Hawkes Bay Region offering a comprehensive range of maintenance services using both internal staff and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can accept payment by major credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa), cash or direct credit. Why use Level Ridge? 1. Remove the...

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Sinclair building services

Joined November 2018

Hi I’m Jared from Sinclair building services..I’m a relatively new company,I’m a young energetic motivated builder with a high level of detail to my work and finishings..I did my apprenticeship through A1 homes and Friday homes so I have a high knowledge of building to today’s standards and expectations,I also have had experience in leaky home repair/reclads and also small general building jobs we...

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City Civil Construction Limited

Joined March 2019

Hi, our team is made up of skilled professionals with 20 years experience in construction and roading, 15 years building, top engineers for all metalworking projects, we can spruce your yard from front to back

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Logan's building services

Joined July 2017

Hi, I've been building new houses and renovating old ones since I was 16 and now I'm a 24 year old self employed qualified builder, my work is of high standards and I take my job very seriously and I want to make this experience for you to be easy, I have experience ranging from all types of carpentry: new builds, alterations, additions, concreting, retaining walls, decks, fences and maintenanc...

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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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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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AS Building Ltd

Joined November 2016

A.S. Building Ltd - Palmerston North Builders offering a wide range of building related services and catering to the Manawatu region. We are certified builders with backgrounds in carpentry, landscaping and renovations. Although we are qualified and capable of any scope of jobs; from full house builds and extensions, to replacing door hinges and installing smoke alarms, we decided we would foc...

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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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JBARR Construction ltd

Joined February 2018

We are a local construction company with over 13 Years experience in the industry. Excellent communication and every project is to a very high standard.

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Dawson & Gerrard PN Ltd

Joined June 2013

We are a small building company with 14 building staff. We have been operating since 2005 building everything from Residential houses - 3 million plus Commercial projects - house decks - concrete drives - garden fences etc. The Principals are Licensed Building Practitioners and between them have 40 years experience in the building industry We are a client focused company who strive to achieve cu...

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L O C

Joined December 2017

Qualified carpenter ready to do all the small to big jobs around your house or rental. Competitive rates and free quote. Jobs delivered on time and within budget.

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Wright Construction

Joined October 2017

hi there, my name is bradley wright i am a licensed building practitioner in the field of carpentry, have built homes for diamond homes and also my own place recently, am currently building skyline garages ,i would say i work very hard and have good communication skills.

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Protrades Property Group

Joined August 2018

Hi, Protrades is a solution offering main Trades sectors needed to transform, install and protect customers assets. No obligation quotations with affordable costing plans. Call today to book us for your next rejuvenation project.

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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

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

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Sydney Construction

Joined October 2016

A qualified, licensed Builder and experienced tiler. Work ranges from new builds to renovations and general building maintenance. Quality work and sound advice on any job. Based in Levin.

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