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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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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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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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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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Brick or Weatherboard – Choosing the Right Cladding for Your New Home

Posted 06/07/17

Brick or weatherboard? Choosing the cladding for your new home is more than deciding what looks best... It’s about the type of home you are building, the cost of the different types of cladding and the location of the house. Let us help you solve the battle of the cladding and choose the

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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

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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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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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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Latest building case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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28 Heathdale Crescent - Papakura

Posted 22 hours ago

Labour only - Structural carpentry - New build 90m2 single level dwelling on timber piles. Plans available for viewing

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Construction of Modular Home

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for a LBP builder to assist with building 2 x spec small modular homes in Papakura. The builder must be reliable, have good communication and references. Must be competent with framing, installing windows, ply & Seratone wall linings etc... Reach out for more information.

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Build a wall with door for a standard bedroom

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello :) Please see images attached for reference: Wall dimension: 3.8m Door dimension: 198 Height x 76 Width

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New build

Posted 2 months ago

Im interested to know roughly how much it will cost to build my home. I have a design already. It's a design from image kit homes so I just need builders. No particular timeframe. It is a large home roughly 620m2

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Change existing window to large window( from floor to ceiling)

Posted 2 months ago

We want to replace existing window to large big window on upper level( from floor to ceiling glass window) and also want to replace wood into glass on top of entrance main door.

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Needs a builder for some small jobs around the retails shop

Posted 2 months ago

In need of a builder or handy man for some small jobs around a retail job.

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New build #2

Posted 2 months ago

Im interested to know roughly how much it will cost to build my home. I have a design already. It's a design from image kit homes so I just need builders. No particular timeframe. It is a large home roughly 620m2

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Garage Conversion #2

Posted 2 months ago

Hi. I need to have a garage converted into a living space plus an ensuite. I have already acquired the resource consent from the council.

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Garage / Sleepout / Bathroom / Fence Repairs

Posted 6 days ago

Neighbour has driven her car through our fence / garage / sleepout / bathroom. Would like a quote for repairs please.

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Replace shower cubicle and vanity

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need 1x shower cubicle replaced for ensuite and 2 x vanity changed. In the process of selling house so nothing fancy.

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New Carport Needed

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking to have a single carport built & installed over our existing driveway. We need something big enough to cover a Jeep Wrangler. Job needs to be done as soon after lockdown as possible

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Putting a new front door in home

Posted 2 months ago

Takeing out old front door and putting a new front door in home

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Replace high deck & door frames Papakura

Posted 3 months ago

Deck to be replaced is on a split level home - 2.5m plus 1m railing on high end, down to 1.2m plus 1m railing on low end. Then 5 steps to ground level. 13.7m long x 1.9m wide. Would like advice & quote from LBP to replace deck & to reframe 2 doors above deck please.

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Plumbing Job

Posted 2 months ago

Leakage near water meter Next to the water meter there is a leakage

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Fireplace removal

Posted 2 months ago

We have just purchased a home with a fireplace that isn't operational and would like it removed (see photo). We take posession on September 3rd so the job will be booked for the week of September 6th.

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Build an internal wall

Posted 2 months ago

I need to build a wall to cover a spare lounge to an entertainment room.

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Ceiling Lining Project

Posted 1 month ago

We have a small ~50sqm studio that needs a ceiling re-lining completed.

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Gutter replacement

Posted 2 weeks ago

Could we please arrange to get a quote for replacing the internal gutters on our home.

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Fireplace & Wall Removal

Posted 2 months ago

We have a Pegasus freestanding wood burner + tube chimney + brick hearth that we wish to remove from our upstairs lounge. We need someone to remove the fireplace, remove the part of the hearth that is on the floor, remove the chimney tube and make good the exterior and interior of the roof so it is weathertight and waterproof, and meets any necessary regulations. We plan to paint the brick (ourselves) and keep it as a feature wall with shelving attached, so the hearth and ledge need to be rem...

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Installation of a balustrade

Posted 2 months ago

I need a balustrade installed at the front and back of a unit. I need a quote for the cost of balustrade and to install please.

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Recent building reviews

With over 206,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Door frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th June 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Replace rotten wood


21st November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cladding and Spouting Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installation of skirting boards


24th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Building partition wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Storage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small wall and door at the top of my stairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Closing up an open fireplace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Fireplace removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stud wall


7th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace ceiling in lounge and kitchen area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cladding and Barge board repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fireplace Hearth Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Ceiling Tiles

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2020

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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Wardrobe World

Joined September 2019

We specialise in storage solutions - whether it be kitchens, wardrobes, sliding doors, laundry fit outs or garage storage units we have you covered. We also provide GIB, plaster and painting/decorating services. Whatever the job may be, we will be 100% transparent and provide you with our very best quality and service. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Grand Builders Ltd

Joined October 2021

Grand builders is a quality driven company, ensuring we meet the needs of all clients expectations or beyond with a quality basis of work. Grand builders has been involved in a wide variety of work ranging from full house renovations to smaller scale renovations, New builds, house extensions and many more general builds like fencing, decks, pergolas, maintenance, small roof repairs, small earthwor...

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Marks Property Services

Joined December 2013

30+ years of construction experience in various fields. Decks, Fences, Gates, Balustrades, Pergolas built or repaired. General carpentry skills, bathroom & kitchen remodels, shop fitouts, Some design knowledge included. Other trade contacts include- tiler, plasterer, painter, electrician, plumber, builder, and affordable kitchen, bathroom & fencing suppliers. ... Modern timber & metal fencing...

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Sione

Joined October 2016

Hi there, My name is Sione Fa owner operator of Saiyan Chippy Limited. I am a qualified builder with my LBP license & over 10 years experience. At Saiyan chippy our small team is reliable, hardworking, offers competitive quotes & we hold ourselves to the highest of standards. If you would like to see some of our work please feel free to check out our Instagram page ...

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Rongoa Landscapes LTD

Joined January 2020

Kia Ora, we have been doing landscaping and maintenance for the past 10 years. We specialise in residential and commercial garden maintenance, garden installation, tropical and native gardens, hedge trimming, lawn mowing, garden edging, excervation (digger and bob cat work) and more -including landscaping, softscaping and hardscaping. We also specialise in traditional garden ornaments carved by us...

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Honeycomb Construction Ltd

Joined March 2012

Hi, I'm a qualified builder working in the industry for 10 years. Worked in commercial and residential. Building new houses and renovations to a high standard. Keen to look at any job.

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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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Landscapes by Design

Joined March 2014

Hi, we've been landscaping gardens for 15 years in the Auckland Region. We specialise in all soft landscaping, edible gardens, pond & water features design and build. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlins for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competative quotes and completing your job on budget.

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M J building solutions

Joined October 2021

M J building solutions is available for all types of work and always works to high standards and finishing. I take pride in every job completed as being very approachable, friendly and professional. Competitive rates whilst providing a high standard of workmanship.

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AL Builders

Joined January 2021

So we are fresh business who wants to get our name out there. We take our job seriously and take no shortcuts. Built a ton of Decks/Pergolas, fence, and all. We work to our customer's perfection. Howard

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Mountfield Contracting

Joined July 2013

Hiya, we are a locally based small business run by Oli and Hailey. We specialise in residential and commercial landscape construction and property maintenance. We have been in business for over 14 years and cover the greater Auckland and Waikato areas.

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Merlin Plastering

Joined November 2019

Hi I'm Sean, Director of Merlin Plastering. I am a fully Qualified plasterer and painter who has 15 years tradesman experience. We take all aspects of jobs, internal or external, but specialise in external plastering and repairs. Our aim is to provide a clean, crisp job for competitive prices. No job too small.

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Duane Jones

Joined July 2018

I am a qualified carpenter , with advanced building and construction qualifications earnt whilst living in Australia . I pride myself in doing what is best for the client , for having good vision to achieve all and more that the customer wants and expects

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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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Ace Wall builders ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi we’ve been building 15+ years and can build a house from start to finish as well as maintenance work . Decks, fences, landscaping we do it all give us a call for a free quote!

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Axiacon Limited

Joined June 2021

New Build - Our comprehensive packages include design and build for bespoke homes or alternatively we have some existing plans and templates which we can make work for you to create a unique home designed and built just for you. Reclad - Our cladding team is passionate and professional as well as being extremely knowledgeable about how to get your cladding into tip top shape again. We can u...

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Skins Carpentry ltd

Joined July 2017

Hi first of all Me And My Team have been fully vaccinated we Have been building for the last 20 years so lots of problem solving experience. We do all aspects of building as well extensions, renovations, we especially love villas, we Have a great team of sub contractors as well, we can project manage your project or work with you to help get the job done on time and to budget. We have references a...

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Blackstone Project Management

Joined June 2019

We provide fixed price / fixed timeframe renovations for homeowners and property investors from kitchens and bathrooms through to full interior and exterior renovations, basement conversion and extensions. With extensive experience in the building and construction industry and a great team we are able to offer peace-of-mind that your renovation project will be done effectiently and to a high stan...

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are UK qualified with over 40 yrs experience. . We specialize in building repairs, bathrooms, and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting. We are very flexible to your needs, to suit your budget. Apply for a free quote.

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N & P Building

Joined October 2020

Qualified builder, two man team both with 8 years experience in the building industry. We Specialize in decking, pergolas, fencing, light renovations, interior/exterior maintenance Our main focus is completing jobs to a high standard in a reasonable time frame, all work will be priced beforehand with no hidden costs.

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