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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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.

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.

NZ Decks: Here’s 5 Awesome Before and After Transformations

Check out these before and after deck photos from our homeowners, plus, we ask all the juicy questions to help get you in the know for your own project.

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.

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.

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.

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Check out how homeowners like you are using Builders on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Builder required for small fence and pergola

Posted 1 month ago

Needing a small fence built at the front of my section as well as a pergola for shelter at front door please. Thank you

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Chimney Cap

Posted 16 hours ago

We need a cap put on an existing chimney. We can hear rain coming down and hitting the vent from a newly installed gas heater which passes through the old chimney space.

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Remove external wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are wanting to remove an external wall in our house. The wall is between our lounge and kitchen.

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Replace or repair a bathroom extraction fan. #5

Posted 1 month ago

Replace or repair a bathroom extraction fan.

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Replace or repair a bathroom extraction fan. #9

Posted 2 weeks ago

Replace or repair a bathroom extraction fan.

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Door-sill replacement

Posted 2 weeks ago

Replacement of 2 rotted wooden door-sills.

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Replace or repair a bathroom extraction fan. #7

Posted 4 weeks ago

Replace or repair a bathroom extraction fan.

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Replace or repair a bathroom extraction fan. #8

Posted 3 weeks ago

Replace or repair a bathroom extraction fan.

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Replace lintol to double garage door

Posted 1 month ago

The lintol to the garage door needs to be replaced. Its rotted. Its a double garage door. Cladding to front of garage and entrance is harditex. Wed like it replaced with ply and timber batten. Photos attached show the garage door and entrance.

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Rays Deck

Posted 1 month ago

Remove and replace existing deck approximately 60 sqm

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Replace or repair a bathroom extraction fan. #10

Posted 1 week ago

Replace or repair a bathroom extraction fan.

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Floor board replacement

Posted 2 days ago

I need one, possibly two, floorboards replaced. The location is right at the edge of the carpet by where the carpet joins up with Lino. I’m in need of this job being done ASAP.

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Gib ceiling, install terminal vent

Posted 2 weeks ago

A few small jobs to do: Gib and cove installed in a hallway with angles/corners. Install terminal vent Silicone bench

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Replace or repair a bathroom extraction fan. #11

Posted 6 days ago

Replace or repair a bathroom extraction fan.

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Replace floor and install new wash unit in outdoor washroom

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have had a leak under our washroom. The plumber has cut a hole in the floor and fixed the immediate problem. They have also identified that there is Black Dux Quest, which will all need replacing. This job is to: - Remove the existing Wash Unit and floor covering (particle board). - We can then get a plumber to replace the dux quest piping. - Then Install new flooring and a replacement sink/washing machine unit.

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Install automated Gate

Posted 1 month ago

Install automated gate. Remove Wood burner. Secure carport.

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Extractor fan

Posted 2 weeks ago

Putting in a kitchen extractor fan through wall not ceiling. Palmerston North

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Build Fence

Posted 1 week ago

Subdividing our section and need a boundary fence built

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Replace or repair a bathroom extraction fan. #6

Posted 1 month ago

Replace or repair a bathroom extraction fan.

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Replace or repair a bathroom extraction fan. #4

Posted 1 month ago

Replace or repair a bathroom extraction fan.

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Recent building reviews

With over 211,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Scotia installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cat patio

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th December 2020

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

Wall job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Joiner Required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 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

Scriber and flashing on vents


1st March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
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

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

Redeckulous

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2021

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

Kitchen remodel

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th January 2021

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

Window removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 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

renovate master bedroom,

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Adios Asbestos Removal Services NZ

Joined August 2021

Adios Asbestos is a New Zealand based company. We pride ourselves on the safe removal and disposal of all asbestos materials. Services include all types of asbestos (non-friable) from roofing (super 6,8 and 12), wall cladding, soffits, fences, sheds, garages and carports, asbestos pipes and cleanups. Or visit our website: www. ...

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Crescent Construction Ltd

Joined August 2020

We provide services in the residential sector of construction and renovation in Auckland, Manawatu - Wanganui, New Plymouth and Taranaki Region. Our team removes the complexity in building projects and will ensure that your vision and ideas come to life. We want to make the experience of working with us a positive one for you. You’re busy. You have better things to do than deal with the str...

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JBARR Construction ltd

Joined February 2018

We are a local construction company with over 15 Years experience in the industry. Excellent communication and every project is to a very high standard.

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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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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Taylormade Decorating Ltd

Joined March 2018

Hi, I've been involved in the painting, plastering and flooring trade for 26 years. I am a qualified tradesmen and hold a current licenced building practitioner (LBP) We specialize in cladding plaster repairs. We can inspect both interior and exterior claddings for potential moisture problems using evasive and invasive techniques. We have our own gib stopper, painters and tiler that cover...

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Reno Services

Joined September 2016

I offer non structural building work and renovation services for investment & residential properties. I pride myself on being on time and getting the project competed within the agreed timeframe and cost.

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JKlass Construction Limited

Joined September 2021

Hi there we have been building for 10 plus years with experience in high end homes to small renovations. Specialise in finishing work. (Shopefitter by trade) Open to anything, Kids play houses, toys, Man caves, or just a revamp of your kitchen or bathroom. We pride ourselves in doing an A-Class job to the highest of quality. No jobs too small

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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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NZ CCS ltd

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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Tanis Timber

Joined November 2021

We here at Tanis are a bunch of landscaping artists who do a little bit of everything, from cleaning up an over grown yard through to uniquely designed outdoor entertainment and living areas!

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd & Sai Building Services 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 Sai Building Services Ltd For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles) Painting Ro...

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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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Hemi building

Joined August 2020

Hi, I am a third year carpenter apprentice who is looking for extra work. I pride myself on working at a high standard, while completing every job in a timely manner.

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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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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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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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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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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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