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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Guide to Installing Balustrades - Up to NZ Building Code Standard

Posted 14/09/17

Wondering what the NZ Building Code requirements are for balustrades on stairs and decking? Then you’re in the right place, we take a look... What is a Balustrade? A balustrade is basically a safety barrier. It can vary in appearance from simply a rail with supporting balusters, all the wa

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Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

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Fireplace removal and sealed

Posted 1 week ago

I have an unused fireplace that I would like removed and sealed up

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Building with prebuilt materials (from Kitset Homes)

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, I'm planning to build a 3-bedroom house from the above material. Everything is pre-cut & pre painted. The company claims that there's no gib, no jointing, no painting required. According to their advice, the assembly time for 3 people is 4 weeks. Can you please let me know if you're able to help? If so, please provide a quote. Thanks, Ali

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Concrete Slab and 3m x3m Shed

Posted 2 days ago

Concrete Foundation laid, 3m x 3m shed built with roller door on front. Colour steel cladding. Needing it up by 10th November

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Odd jobs at rental property

Posted 2 months ago

We have had our tenants move out of our rental property recently, and there are various jobs that now need doing. Mainly, replace several internal doors, replace flooring under hot water cylinder (due to leak), rebuild parts of decking, and a few other bits and pieces.

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Replace rotten weatherboards

Posted 3 days ago

I require a hand fall of rotten weatherboards and a piece of ceiling trim to be replaced ahead of painting. To be completed by friday 25th at latest.

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Building report #2

Posted 1 month ago

I am a property manager from Wanganui who requires a building report do be carried out on a residential property at 3pm in Palmerston North on Tuesday. Location to be confirmed upon contact. Will meet builder on site.

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Back porch

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are wanting to close in our back pourch and raise the floor level with the back door (2 step)

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Sink insert cut out/ wall cabinets nailed to studs in the wall

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, needing the sink insert part cut out in bench, apparently an easy job, just don’t have the tools for it and 2-600mm wall cabinets nailed to wall both jobs needed ASAP

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Garage convert to a sleep out

Posted 1 week ago

I would like to convert my garage to an sleepout/studio. Would like to seek some one with reasonable price and have experience of getting permit from council. Need a free quote at this stage. Thanks.

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Add on extension.

Posted 1 month ago

Hi im wanting to add on to my kitchen/ living area .

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Hopeful for more space

Posted 1 week ago

We would like to know the approximate cost involved for adding on an extra bedroom plus new bathroom, toilet & laundry. We would like someone that is happy to discuss different options with us, what is possible & just generally answer some questions. Thanks.

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Building a deck ramp for wheelchair access. Repair work to window sill.

Posted 1 month ago

To remove existing deck and build wheelchair access deck/ramp. To repair rotted window sill.

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Extension to existing house and intenal alterations

Posted 1 week ago

Builder for Contract work: Registered Builder required in early 2020 for an approx. 250sqm addition and alteration to a single level lifestyle house. Good working conditions, owners will not be living on the property while the renovation is in progress. The property is situated in the Manawatu, Linton Aokautere area. Interested? Then reply by email to kittyj... .com stating your experience and availability.

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Load bearing wall removal

Posted 1 week ago

Wanting to open up kitchen into the lounge. Can provide more photos if needed. Wall is just over 4m long and has a gap going right up to the roof in it as a walk way. Wanting to know a rough cost before specific quotes.

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Assemble mitre ten shed

Posted 3 weeks ago

To assemble mitre ten shed including concrete floor

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Sill wooden frame replacement

Posted 2 weeks ago

Replace to wooden frames (not windows) getting double glazing fitted.

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Cat Door installation

Posted 1 month ago

We have a wooden door back outside/inside with a current cat-flap - the hole in the door that is cut for the current door is approximately 230mmx230mm, so its quite large. I have recently purchased a smaller cat-flap because it has a special microchip recognition in it (purchased to stop intruder cats coming into our home). However the hole required for this special cat-flap is smaller - 165W x 171Hmm. Possibly the door will need to be filled somehow to accommodate this new cat-flap. I h...

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Small shop renovation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need a couple of small walls changed around in retail shop and a single door added

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Earthquake Wall cracks

Posted 3 days ago

Looking for quotes to Re jib, plaster and painting required to repair earthquake cracks as pictured.

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Built-in Headboard Removal

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for a quote for removing two built in headboards and fixing up whatever mess it leaves. One is flush with the wall with a built in border and am unsure what is behind it. The other sticks out and can see that the wall will need re gibbing. (I don't really have a clue!). Looking to get this done ASAP, just need the landlord to approve on the quote first.

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Recent building reviews

With over 146,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Tree hutt

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 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

ross 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th April 2019

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

Jacobs Alteration

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2018

Workmanship
 4
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

Garage repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Cat Door installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage Repair


6th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sleepout

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
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

Wooden window frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Backdoor beaut


15th August 2018

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

Door installation #2

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

15th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Outdoor wooden gate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th March 2018

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

small deck and 20 fence palings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th February 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

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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Carpentry & Civil Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, my name is James Palmer and I'm the managing director of Carpentry and Civil Ltd. I've been in business since 2012 and have a reputation for quality workmanship. I pride myself on doing a quality job for a fair price. I believe I have excellent communication and will work with you to get your job done safely and efficiently. I'm currently working towards becoming an LBP (Licensed building pra...

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Green Innovations NZ

Joined July 2019

Here at Green Innovations, our goal is to provide top quality thermally efficient products to create warm and healthy Kiwi homes. We use our years of industry experience to work alongside our clients to advise different options and their advantages. Using high quality European and Canadian tried and tested products that are eco-friendly, low maintenance and low allergen, we strive to bring New...

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Long Building Solutions

Joined August 2016

Hi there, we are a small building outfit based in Palmerston North. Servicing the greater Manawatu and Horowhenua, we take pride in offering friendly service and completing quality finishes for our clients. For a range of building needs, or to talk with us about your next project, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to working with you. Cheers Chris Long LBS

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JT Builders Manawatu LTD

Joined July 2019

Hi , we specialize in renovating homes from small additions to large make overs. We also do new builds and will even do small jobs. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Fast Flow Plumbing Ltd

Joined September 2018

Fast Flow Plumbing Ltd is located in the Manawatu . We have 16 years experience in the trade.We specialise in Maintenance, New Homes, Renovations and Heating. Reasonable rates and efficient service. 24/7 CALL OUT service. ( Quality without Compromise)

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Morris Construction 2017 Limited

Joined February 2017

Morris Construction is Manawatu based, family run building company. Johno Morris is a qualified building practitioner who has over 10 years building experience. We have a team of 4 qualified builders and 3 apprentice builders who are driven and passionate about the industry. Our team takes pride in their work and has exceptional attention to detail. We offer a wide range of building services an...

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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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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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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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ProEx Solutions

Joined August 2018

PROEX SOLUTIONS - Excavation & Digger Hire within the Manawatu and wider region. We are a locally owned and operated business with our customers at the forefront of what we do. We have 2 diggers available for daily hire or available to hire with a driver. 1.7 Tonne 2.0 Tonne We also have auger attachments for drilling holes. In addition to the diggers we also have a 3 Tonne...

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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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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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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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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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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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Champion Building Solutions

Joined February 2019

Hi we are a small locally owned business specialising in bathrooms, decks, fences and concrete projects. We are professionals and take pride in our work and are driven by quality workmanship.

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A stage construction

Joined January 2018

Fully qualified licensed building practitioner with 10+ years experience in residential new builds, decks, fencing, additions, bathrooms, fit outs etc. A-Stage Construction has been established since 2015, we take pride in providing no obligation, competitive quotes and we work hard to meet deadlines, on time, on budget!

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Latch Construction

Joined May 2013

I've been building for ten years now. Qualified Builder and a Licensed Building Practitioner which means I can do restricted work unlike other tradesmen. All my work is carried out to a very high standard. I specialise in all work from new houses to renovations. Landscaping and fencing aswell. Very competitive quotes and finish work on time if not before. If you want the job done quick and to...

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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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