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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Wooden Fence

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need quote to build 1.8 metre high wooden fence 65.4 metres long and 1.2 metre fence 14.2 metres long

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Deck level

Posted 4 weeks ago

Build a kwila Deck (mostly level ) under roof cover. 26 meters long approx by 2 meters wide.

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Door frame fixture

Posted 2 months ago

1 side of Wooden door frame and lock replacement need fixing not a big job

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Kitchen Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Remove old kitchen, remove one wall to open up , regib. Plumbing and electrical. Kitchen dimensions 2.4x2m

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Stud wall

Posted 2 months ago

Install stud wall *happy to discuss to purchase what is needed for the job will just pay for labour

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Garage Conversion #2

Posted 1 week 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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Replace some boards in my Garage

Posted 1 month ago

My Garage is covered with some cheap wood-like material. I had a leakage on the hot water cylinder adjacent to the wall that damaged the boards and now are looking ugly. The leak has been permanently fixed, I am now looking for an affordable way to replace the wet board. See photos. Please send me some indication of cost when contacting me. I also need this asap please. Thank you

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Install Asko wall bed

Posted 1 month ago

Queen sized Asko wall bed needs to be installed in home office, fixed to wall. Please provide a quote. More information available on Asko website.

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Build a wall over the electrical wire and cover the wall with weather boards

Posted 1 month ago

Need to make up a concrete plinth around the base of the wire for the wall to sit on. Need to frame up a timber wall to cover the electrical wires. Need line the wall with weather boards to make it fire resistant. Need to fit a timber cap to the wall.

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Plumbing Job

Posted 2 weeks ago

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

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Build me a garage please

Posted 4 weeks ago

Double garage attached to house. Concrete pour Match house Install windows, doors Install gib and plaster Insulation

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Residential construction

Posted 1 month ago

I have 2 dwellings under one roof. Two bedroom units, with two bathrooms, laundry, kitchen and living room. Total constructed area is 160 sqm.

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Replace high deck & door frames Papakura

Posted 2 weeks 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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New build #2

Posted 1 week 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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To build a sleepout

Posted 1 month ago

Wanting to get a quote on building a sleepout in the backyard.

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Putting a new front door in home

Posted 2 days ago

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

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Build an internal wall

Posted 1 week ago

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

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New build

Posted 1 week 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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Converting garage to a studio sleepout

Posted 1 month ago

Existing double garage which is 6 x 6 into a studio with 1 bedroom and bathroom/kitchenette. We have the drawings but our builder can't do it until 3months time, we need a quote and someone that has the time to do it asap. I can't load the drawings here and it hasn't gone to the Council yet as I need to get a quote first

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Construction of Modular Home

Posted 1 week 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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Recent building reviews

With over 201,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replace Ceiling Tiles

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installation of skirting boards


24th November 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

Replace rotten wood


21st November 2019

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

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

Building partition wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th December 2020

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

Granny Flat Development

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

7th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th June 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Cladding and Spouting Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 2020

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

Fireplace Hearth Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dividing wall & door move

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Steven P

Joined July 2017

Hi, I've been building for the last 8 years, and qualified for the last 2. I've done everything from new builds, renovations, reclads, decks, fences retaining walls, pergolas etc. I've done as much time in new builds as in renovations and in the last few years doing mostly architectural builds, to refine my skills and provide a better quality finish. I offer competitive quotes and finish jobs on...

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Diamond Renovation & Maintenance Services

Joined May 2021

We are experienced and professional team who strive to provide the best service for our customers and completing the jobs with high standard. We service throughout North Island.

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AWM Limited

Joined January 2018

AWM Ltd is an Asbestos and Methamphetamine removal company which is licensed with WorkSafe to remove both Class A & Class B contaminated material. Asbestos can be found in textured ceilings, cladding, fencing , lino and roofing in both residential and commercial areas. We have our own Supervisors and a Telarc Certified Safety Management System in place. Services Include: * Supply testing f...

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Hard Road Concrete and Civil

Joined January 2013

Hi, i have 30 years experience in concrete work,driveways, paths, exposed agregate and coloured concrete, plus kerb an channel. I also do small drainage work, metal prep, carkparks aswell as retaining walls,building,and paving cobbles, aswell as landscaping.Big or small, we do it all, FREE QUOTE. Note: i am in the 200 plus jobs club,on builders crack!! Regards Norm Noakes M.D C,CW, NZ.

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TTZ contractors

Joined July 2016

Hi there, My name is Tee. I am a qualified joiner. I have been in the shopfitting industry for 18 years Most recently I've been project managing, building and installing kitchens all over Auckland,From new to old homes,altering existing kitchens to design.(my vision is a Practical smart looking cost effective kitchen) I also do handyman work around the house from the smallest to the biggest j...

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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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Cazmor Ltd

Joined August 2013

Hi, We are a renovations and property maintenance company and have been operating for over 20 years. We provide a wide range of services; Renovations; - Full bathroom renovations, shower replacements. - All trades can be provided; building, plumbing, electrical, waterproofing, tiling, plaster and paint, underfloor heating etc. - Interior and exterior alterations - Plasterboard ins...

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SaMYETA Contracting Ltd

Joined December 2016

Our company specializes in building houses, renovating, decking, fencing, complete landscaping and any type of concreting jobs. We also do smaller jobs as required. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and working to your satisfaction. Honesty is our policy.

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West projects

Joined February 2021

Hey, im a builder with 8 years of experience, capable of new builds/renovation. Iv also spent time working on commercial properties maintaining them over the years, taking alot of pride in my work providing high standard of workmanship. Iv just recently signed up with buildscrack and looking to grow my customer base

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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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SS Lining

Joined May 2012

SS Lining is proud to be one of Auckland's most respected Gib Fixers, Stoppers and Painters, with projects ranging from interior linings of medium commercial buildings to the interior and exterior painting of small flats to large residential houses.

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Quality Service Tradie

Joined May 2021

Property Maintenance & Handyman Services in Auckland Quality Service Tradie has you covered when it comes to either your Commercial or Residential Property, Office or Building. We specialise in Assembly, Disassembly, Fencing, Installation, Repairs, Maintenance, Moisture Barriers, Insulation, Handyman Services, Building Projects & more.. • Assembly & Installation - We assemble...

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FIX N FLO

Joined July 2020

What we do We can fit your dream home’s plumbing in 3 steps: drainage, rough in and fit off. Whenever we are called to a job, we always put our customers first. We do this by providing quality services, arriving on time, and always providing our customers with multiple price points and options. This allows us to get the job done and stay affordable. Satisfaction We strive to be the best in...

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PTR solutions limited

Joined May 2021

Hi we’re family owned and operated business And specialise in landscaping, lawn and garden maintenance as well as concrete footpaths driveways, decks and retaining walls, we also do small residential renovations and custom work. Give us a call for a free quote :)

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Top Notch Cabinetmaking Ltd

Joined August 2009

Top Notch Cabinetmaking specialises in kitchens, children's furniture, alterations, repairs, and custom made cabinets. ​ We are mobile, so we will come to you to repair, replace, and work with you to design what you need for your home or office. We take pride in our personalised service and quality workmanship. We have access to a range of great quality products to suit any budget. For small...

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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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RvL BUILDERS Limited

Joined April 2021

Hi, I have been building for 9 years and have done a wide range of work ranging from renovations/ alterations, decks, fences, new builds, and general maintenance. Work to a high standard of workmanship, and pride ourselves on a great finished product. Best Builders Best Service

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Space Building & Developments Ltd

Joined June 2021

Hi, I am qualified builder, LBP license and registered Master Builder. More than 10 years experience in construction. Running my own business to do all building works including Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations, Interior Fit-out, Cladding, Deck&Fence&Pergola&Carport etc. not a handyman but a real good builder. Would like to help out all your property needs and add valuation. very good reputation on...

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Muru Pro Builders Ltd

Joined April 2021

Welcome! Valued customer, The team at Muru Pro Builders prides itself on the quality of our services and the ability to deliver beyond expectation with competitive quotes We have over 10 years’ building experience in all residential RENOVATIONS, DECKS & PERGOLAS, FENCES & RETAINING WALLS. Muru Pro Builders are competent and experienced tradesmen ready to plan and achieve your building visions.

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Muster Brush Limited

Joined June 2017

Muster Brush specialises in everything to do with - Commercial and residential painting :internal & external - Maintenance jobs large and small -Plastering and renovation -Gib board Installation - Wall paper removal and hanging - Decoration: House & Shop, internally and external. We have 15 years of experience and we are looking to establish our name. Our jobs included sub-contracti...

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