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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

False ceiling

Posted 2 months ago

Needing a false ceiling put in 1 room. To cover exposed beams. We have been let down by painter who organised other rooms to be done.

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Removal of old Kitchen and jib and plaster in preparation for new kitchen

Posted 3 months ago

Need whole kitchen removed and tiles removed from walls and new jib and plaster

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Wall removal

Posted 2 months ago

I need to put in new wardrobe to do so part of wall need to be removed and plastered one plug to be moved as per picture this need to be one cavity

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Removal of garage door& back wall of garage

Posted 4 weeks ago

I’m looking for someone who can remove a metal garage door from a garage and the back wal is the garage? Back wall is cement sheet and timber Garage door is non auto

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Cottage Project_Builder

Posted 3 months ago

Hi, I require a builder to come and quote for cutting a space for a fridge in the kitchen, and taking a door out and making this a wall. Building a step to the porch.

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New Build in Papakura

Posted 2 months ago

Have received RC & BC for new build simple single storey home, long roof, shadow clad, consisting of 4 bed & 2 bathrooms. Services are on the kerbside. Finance is ready, will have to use bank provided fixed Price Contract Agreement template on turn key basis. Minor alteration to 2 windows & soffit of existing house to meet RC conditions. Can commence as soon as you are to take advantage of fair weather.

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Patio cover

Posted 2 months ago

Patio cover 3 x 5 mtrs. To be fixed onto the wall of the house

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New Duplex Build

Posted 3 months ago

Seeking quote for a new build - Duplex in Manurewa East.

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Garage ceiling replacement

Posted 2 weeks ago

replace garage ceiling roof leaks repair repaint it. install power point for garage door and garage flood light

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Fix garage walls, window framing and the roof structure

Posted 2 months ago

The garage is a double car garage, with car port attached in front of it. From inspection, the roof structure seems not properly done. The walls and window frames have rot damage. Similarly the car port structure doesn't seem strong enough. Can I get a quote on how much would it cost to fix these issues? Will be happy to arrange time for viewing.

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Room Extension

Posted 1 month ago

I am looking at extending a downstairs bedroom internally as well as adding walls and sliding door to partition half of the garage turning it into a livable space. I am also wanting to add a toilet and shower plus kitchenette so making the space fully self-contained. I also need the laundry closet space opened up to fit an upright freezer.

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Barn converstion

Posted 2 months ago

We have an existing barn with attached double garage at our property. We have had plans drawn up to convert the barn into a dwelling. We need a builder who is able to construct a mezzanine floor including the foundations, with stairs leading up to the mezzanine and frame up all internal walls and install windows. Foundation work only relates to 6x posts going in to support the mezzanine floor. Concrete floors are otherwise already in place. The job will not involve putting in insulation...

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Conservatory renovation

Posted 3 days ago

We have an existing conservatory and would like it either renovated or replaced. It is not insulated and has a lot of glass so is boiling hot in summer and freezing cold in winter! Not very useable :-| Not sure if it is salvageable to renovate or whether we would need a full replacement.

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Car Port

Posted 3 months ago

Hi there, I would like to inquire about having a car port built at my property. You will need to come in to measure the area and let me know the time frames along with the quote for it. Thanks

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Peter #2

Posted 1 week ago

Starts from framing all the way to gibbard.

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Carpot

Posted 2 months ago

Convert carpot into garage

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Garage to carport

Posted 4 weeks ago

We need a garage door removed, and back wall removed to make back into carport

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Mezzanine floor into barn

Posted 2 months ago

Need a mezzanine floor put into an existing barn. Have plans drawn up by architect. Just foundation / framing work (inc some internal walls) and installing windows. Nothing further required.

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Conservatory

Posted 3 months ago

I have a back deck I would like quotes on to put a conservatory in. thank you Noel

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Board and Batten Repairs

Posted 1 week ago

A number of boards need replacing due to cracking.

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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.

Pallet Timber Wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th August 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing window and carpentry

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th March 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Installation of Bullnose skirting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd August 2014

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

sml handyman job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th April 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

windows to a glass door opening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Widen Doorways

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th December 2017

Workmanship
 2
Cost
 4
Schedule
 2
Communication
 1

After experienced builder for a few small jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st August 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling Tile Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st June 2017

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

Replace Base board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New door/ window change

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bunny shed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

External House repairs 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th December 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Delete my door please

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd September 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pergola removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window pane shaving


18th February 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower Demo

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd February 2016

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Flue removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th March 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing plywood ceiling panel

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th January 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House repair maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2014

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New York Fitness

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th June 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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DLM Landscaping creations LTD

Joined August 2016

Hi, we at DLM landscape creations take pride on every single one of our customer projects and we aim to always achieve high quality results to suit your budget whether it is a small revamp or a full landscape makeover for your property. The experienced and friendly team at DLM will offer you free personalized quotes for any project at fair and competitive rates.

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H&S Precise Construction Ltd

Joined April 2018

To introduce myself, I’m the director of H&S Precise Construction Ltd. Have had experience in mixed Commercial and Residential Building Projects over the years. Had been working in a couple of Private Residential Projects. Recently, I’ve registered a company as above and gathered a quality team of 10. 1 qualified and 15years + experience in building commercial & residentials under his belt(...

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RenoWorx

Joined May 2018

We are a team with a wide skill set in all building aspects. We Pride ourselves on doing a top quality job in a timely manner. No job too big or too small. Please take a look at our facebook page or Trade me advert under "Callem Construction"

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OEG Services

Joined October 2017

Design and Build Bathroom & Kitchen Renovator and general building maintenance. While we specialise in bathroom and kitchen, we also do full house renovation from time to time. A one stop shop to provide efficiency and confidence in providing competitive quotes with clarity and then completing jobs on budget and on time.

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stonefield building

Joined March 2018

Stonefield Building Ltd is expert in New Build,Renovations,re-cladding, Extension your one stop licensed, registered construction company. Competitive prices high quality finishing. For more info Please refer to our web site www.stonefieldbuilding.co.nz

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Vista Construction

Joined November 2018

Hi, My name's Matt. I've been working as a builder for 12 years. I specialize in Renovations and new build's. I enjoy my job and I take pride in the work I produce. I am trade qualified and also a Licensed building practitioner. Please feel free to contact me for a quote or an estimate

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Hyperion Construction

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are licensed builders and have been building new homes to commercial renovations from small to big jobs. We would be more happy to show you what services we can provide and have been providing with a quote and you can choose only if you are satisfied.

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DNT construction

Joined January 2018

We are a small family owned construction company we have been around for 3 years now. I've been building for coming on 20 years. We cover pretty much all construction. From changing door handles to building apartment blocks and everything in between. We offer quality service on time and on price. Call us any time for a free quote

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YERI HANDYMEN

Joined January 2019

Hi. We have a great team ,and skillfully . We have been building new houses and renovation house 、renovation garden decking or fencing, some of plumbing work .we also do smaller jobs like a handymen. we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Triple 7 Construction LTD

Joined January 2019

Greetings, with 20 + years of experience within the construction industry I have managed to put together a creative & efficient family oriented team who specialize in building brand new homes & small/large renovations. Also landscaping, brick laying and decks. Being involved in major projects such as extending Auckland airport to building the Ivory apartments we will be able to meet our clients de...

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are uk qualified with over 30 yrs experience. LBP carpenter & site 2. We specialize in repairs,bathrooms and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting.We are very flexible to your needs.

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Evergreen house ltd

Joined August 2018

Trying to think of the right builder? Need someone to guide you through your project? People who think their budget is low? High? All could be done through us.

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One stop shop

Joined April 2010

Experience handyman/ painter with over 10 years of experience in home renovations. Expert In: Plumbing, Fencing, Tiling and all sorts of home renovations. No job too small . Call now for a free quote.

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TASK

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Painting Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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ctc civil

Joined July 2010

We have been in buiness for 16years as ctc civil ( and working in the industry for over 25 years) We specialise in drainage, concrete works (floor slabs, drives etc), footing, piles, earthmoving, underground services,hot mix,tilt panels, retaining walls and sub-divisions etc. We work in the residential and commercial fields, jobs large and small and are very competitive. We are a close commited te...

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FirstChoice Builders

Joined May 2018

Im currently working for cassidy construction as a carpenter... but just looking at doing some work on the weekends with my dad and brother and theyre both carpenters.

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True Timber LTD

Joined October 2013

Hi, my name is Danny and I have been in the building industry for over 17 years. Over this period I have learnt a great deal and what stands out to me the most is that people are looking for workmen that they can trust. I have also learnt that trust is a two way street. We are not a team of cheap handymen and if this is what you are in need of, please look elsewhere. I have had the pleasure of wor...

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Swanson Builders

Joined May 2018

Swanson Builders have been helping people achieve their dream homes through renovations for the last two years. Before that Ash worked in many building sectors, such as interior fit out, formwork construction, landscaping and extensions and renovations. This has given him invaluable skills to help you achieve your vision, whatever that looks like for you.

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Toth Construction Services

Joined April 2017

Hi. I am working on a new build at the moment. Also have experience with renovations and general maintenance . Many years experience with grinding concrete floors and applying resin coatings, Crack Repairs, and control joints.I pride myself with attention to detail at the same time working hard and smart to finish the job within budget and expected time frames.

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