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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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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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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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

Recent jobs posted

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

General building

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for a realiable builder to put in skirting, fix sash windows and to polish floors for 2 bedrooms asap

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Foxton / Fielding jobs

Posted 3 months ago

I have two kitset cabins to be installed. One in Foxton the other Fielding These are delivered as prefab kitsets then go up between 1-3 days depending on level of interior fitout. Suit builder and helper to stand panels and assist with carrying Must have all own tools and gear plus transport to and from sites Very good money. There would be more installations as well.

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Removal of Internal Wall

Posted 1 month ago

We would like to get an idea of how much it would cost to remove an internal wall to open up the lounge/family room/Kitchen

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Ross

Posted 1 month ago

6x7m shed ext 3 walls and roof only as against current building tin cladding is on site supplied to match building

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Nigel

Posted 2 months ago

I have a 4 bedroom 1 bathroom home and would like to extend 1 bedroom to include a walk in wardrobe and ensuite. Also extend and renovate the dining room and lounge area to a bigger open plan design. We have a 1971 cladding house sitting on a full site. I need a professional who can manage all aspects of the job from council permits to hiring sub contractors.

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Alteration

Posted 3 months ago

Our church needs extention. Its about 150 square meter. From the bottom right to the top. Ive got the plan. The job needs the plumber, electrician and a builder.

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Wing wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi i am needing this existing glass wing wall turned into frame and jib wall same dimentions for a fire place to go on the other side

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Cavity Door put in

Posted 2 months ago

I need a cavity sliding door put into my house.

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Build on private

Posted 1 month ago

I need to build a couple of extra rooms onto my house. Just looking for someone to draw up plans for me to get consent etc.

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Palmerston North Building

Posted 1 month ago

commercial work to be done on job in palmerston north

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Tree bridge

Posted 1 month ago

We have two platforms in our eucalypt trees, professionally built for our son with autism. They are connected by a cargo net (about 2.5m) but our son doesn’t like using it and I haven’t found a satisfactory alternative - so I would like a bridge built instead. Open to suggestions about design.

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Move and extend garage new driveway

Posted 2 months ago

I need to have a new concrete slab laid and existing garage moved to the back of the section and extended.We then need new driveway laid. Builder to arrange consent.

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I want to insulate and line double garage

Posted 4 weeks ago

I’m looking for someone to insulate and line our double garage. We’ve got quotes for new roller doors and are awaiting an electrician quote, just need to find a builder to fix up the inside. Though if you happen to work with a electrician happy to leave that to you too. We just want it usable as soon as possible, we aren’t awaiting finance or anything.

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Repair

Posted 5 days ago

house replie or repac - replace wooden window and frame seal tile roof and replace broken tiles bathroom reno

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Quote

Posted 2 months ago

I m nanda from Palmerston North.i would like to get the quote for this.i am going to buy a house. 87 highbury avenue · Small rot on the gutter fascia near the chimney. · the small patch of rot in the sleepout window sill repaired · Window fixtures to make sure the window are weather tight

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Kitset Home Complete Build

Posted 2 days ago

Looking for a builder to construct a steel framed kitset home (through Imagine Kit Homes NZ) in Ashurst. Essentially were looking at a construction loan to get the job done, and have a contractor/builder manage the project from start to finish.

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Wooden Windows

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi I am after someone who can give me a quote to repair / restore a couple of wooden double hung windows and maybe replacement of some weatherboard

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New Fence / Minor building work on 1920's Villa

Posted 2 months ago

I'm looking for a builder to do the following: - build a new fence in the same style as the front fence on the property, to replace old fence that is falling down (approx 10 metres) - replace the trim around the base of the house - replace weatherboard at the front door - replace some rotten weather boards on the house Site visit necessary and can be done anytime (property is tenanted but easy access)

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Sunny Room!

Posted 3 months ago

I have a 1970's home. The lounge is recessed with a bay window, which leads to a less sunny room. I would like to move the lounge wall/window forwards, so that the sun can reach the room better. So, the existing roof, floor and front door would be used, with as many windows as possible in the new section. I need a professional who can manage all aspects of the job.

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Skirting board repair

Posted 2 months ago

In preparation for painting the interior skirting board needs repair in x2 bedrooms.

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Recent building reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Wooden window frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
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

New Ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Interior building tasks - architraves and gibbing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st November 2018

Workmanship
 3
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Hayley Ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window, roof, & rangehood

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

Wardrobe install/alterations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Convert a garage to a large lounge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 2
Communication
 5

Raised garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st October 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

Garage repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Backdoor beaut


15th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace wood under eaves.


15th September 2016

Workmanship
 5
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

Angela Bennett 6

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Home extentions.alterations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th September 2015

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Garage Repair


6th May 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

Jacobs Alteration

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Builders in Palmerston North

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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Brent McEwan Builders Ltd

Joined December 2017

Hi,we have been in the building trade for 30 years completing a range of new builds, alternations, renovations and in particular kitchen and bathroom renovations. We are a small team that pride ourselves in attention to detail, great communication with our clients.

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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 LPB licenced building practitioner in exterior cladding and plastering. While i specialize in cladding plaster repairs ie, Leakey homes. I also paint interior and exterior, Gib stop, tile, waterproof and floor coatings.

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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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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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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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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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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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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Kitchen projex 2007Ltd

Joined July 2013

Hi,im Patrick Bryant owner of Kitchenprojex.We offer a full range of kitchen options from design to completion. We can complete the intire job for you including relining walls and gib stopping.we supply plumbing an electrical schdules to work in with other subbies. Olso do bathroom renovation and timber joinery maintenance. Thanks Patrick.

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The Decksmiths

Joined August 2018

Our focus is building great decks and outdoor living spaces. Whether it be a small or large deck project we can work with you to create a great outdoor living space. We can build your vision or let our designer come up with some ideas for a great outdoor living space. We pride ourselves on quality work and fixed quotes with no surprises. Get in touch today!

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Graham Contracting

Joined May 2012

Graham Contracting provides all of the services and materials required for construction projects including garages and sheds, concrete driveways, footpaths, patios, fences, gates and retaining walls of all types. We will meet our customers on site and provide a free written quotes and sketch including all labour, materials and equipment. Contract us with peace of mind as we submit all domestic...

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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 very professional and take pride in our work completing it to a top quality standard.

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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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A stage construction

Joined January 2018

Hi there fully qualified licensed building practitioner with 9 years experience in residential new builds, decks, fencing, additions, bathrooms, fit outs etc. At A-stage construction we work to a high standard and finish on time and on budget.

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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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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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Tcontracting

Joined December 2018

Hi, we are competitive and hard working contractors with 30 combined years experience in concrete and landscaping and building constructiontrade. Confident in what we do we specialize in Driveways, footpaths, patios and much more. Every job is treated like our own so we take pride in what we do and always do well on budget and time management of work planned.

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Mikey the Builder Ltd

Joined October 2016

Hi, I have been building in the construction industry for 10 years now. From new homes to major renovations to small jobs. We are very professional and work hard to complete jobs on time and on budget. We pride ourselves on quality workmanship and service.

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ENOCK CONSTRUCTION

Joined November 2016

Enock Construction are certified and licensed Palmerston North builders. We specialise in home renovations, alterations, kitchen upgrades, bathroom renovations, decks, fences, and shop and office fit outs. ​ At Enock Construction we take personal interest in giving you the highest quality at a realistic price. We insure one point of contact throughout the job who will assist with design, applica...

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