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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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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Are you wondering what cladding to choose for your new build? Is your existing cladding looking dilapidated and ripe for renovation? Recladding your home will breathe new life into its appearance. In this article, we give you the information to choose the right cladding for your home. Ext

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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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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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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 [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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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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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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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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government r

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Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

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

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

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

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Kids Playhouse #2

Posted 3 weeks ago

After a kids playhouse to be built and finished over the next two months. Some general details include: - raised 300mm over grass (no ground clearing required) - rectangular shape - small deck with fence - x3 windows (x2 square windows, and one sliding open window), x1 door - x2 small steps up to deck Indicative plans provided.

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Small Extension and kitchen renovation

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are looking to push out a wall and have kitchen renovated. Some reinforcing needed where a wall is removed. We have architect plans and council approval

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Repair kitchen floor

Posted 6 days ago

Soft spot in kitchen floor.

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Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

1. Remove internal wall (extending 2nd lounge by removing a bedroom) 2. Install double external french doors 3. Remove a small window (replace with wall) 4. Re-clad damaged external cladding section (2.5m x 4m) 5. Repair 2 x rotten weather boards 6. Remove and re-line lower level lounge (wall and ceiling) with gib 7. Repair a couple of windows 8. Several joinery units (windows / doors / meter board) don’t have head flashings and a few are missing scribers. Add only where necessary.

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Small interior wall hole repair

Posted 1 month ago

A towel rail has come off the wall at our rental property, revealing a small hole in the wall from where the rail has been incorrectly secured to the wall in the past. The hole needs to be cut out/ repaired and tidied up, with new towel rail installed. We would appreciate someone who could liaise directly with tenants to arrange access.

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Alterations to build an en suite and renovate existing kitchen and bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

Building consent has been provided by Porirua City Council to reconfigure the layout of the master bedroom, wardrobe and laundry to create space for an en suite bathroom. Work also required to reconfigure existing bathroom and toilet space and also remove most of one kitchen wall and install a beam. Also includes a new pergola off dining room.

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Change layout of house

Posted 6 days ago

1. I would like a wall knocked out to open up my current dining room. The wall that will be knocked out backs on to a bedroom. (2 wardrobes need to be removed) 2. The lounge on the other side of that bedroom I would like to turn into 2 bedrooms ( this involves putting up a couple of walls.) Its pretty tricky to explain on paper but you will get a clearer picture by viewing job. Be good to have it completed by xmas or sometime in the early new year :)

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Mrs Janice Le Comte

Posted 2 months ago

A quote for replacing timber fascia board, back porch area needs timber replaced, front steps (8) and wooden handrail to be replaced,new batts in ceiling to be placed on top of existing batts (or replaced). A quote is required urgently for the purposes of a legal process please.

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A verity of building jobs

Posted 4 days ago

Asbestos removal, Wall re cladding, Deck reconstruction, Re roofing concrete tile roof to iron as a start to a competent, experienced builder with an eye for detail.

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Entrance Gate/Fence

Posted 1 month ago

We are wanting to create an entrance way into our house by building off an existing fence and including an entrance gate - existing fence is standard 6ft wooden fence would replicate the style. Entire area would be no more than 5 metres including Gate.

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DrM Repair

Posted 1 month ago

Water damaged particle board laundry floor needs repairing by back door. And backdoor needs better awning roof to provide rain protection.

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Kids Playhouse

Posted 3 weeks ago

After a kids playhouse to be built and finished over the next two months. Playhouse is relatively simple in design: - raised 300mm over grass (no ground clearing required) - rectangular shape - small deck with fence - x3 windows, x1 door - x2 small steps up to deck - walls to be done out of grooved plywood cladding Plans provided, but would obviously want to discuss as we go along!

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LBP Builder

Posted 2 weeks ago

We require a Licensed building practitioner to supervise and sign off restricted building work on a new small 43sqm home carried out by two experienced builders. Immediate start, expected completion of job first week December. Thanks

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Granny flat on - existing house with extra land

Posted 1 day ago

Hi there I am looking for a Granny flat on existing house with extra land, maybe studio or 1 bedroom house in around 50-60 sqm. I want someone to take full responsibility from inspection to collecting requirement, quote/proposal, approval, getting council consent and construction & delivery. Thanks

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Planning stage 1. Home extension.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi there, I’m in the early stages of planning an extension to my current home. We have a three bed and with a growing family I’m looking for assistance from a qualified builder (hopefully master, but not essential) to plan an extension to give us an extra room or two. I have a plan in mind, a few actually and am looking for guidance, and a rough estimate as to cost. Once we go ahead with the plans, we will of course give the contract to the best quote. Can you help ? Cheers Gra...

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Interior renovation #3

Posted 1 month ago

We need to do some interior reovation and we're initially looking for quotes. This job was previously advertised but we had to put it on hold as the designer was delayed in providing us with plans for quotes. We're now looking at starting the job in early 2020. 1. Create bedroom downstairs 2. Move kitchen upstairs, creating bedroom downstairs 3. Create new bathroom and remodel en-suite 4. Open up bedrooms upstairs to make lounge and kitchen 5. Extend deck 6. Some new windows 7....

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New build quotation

Posted 1 month ago

I have architectural plan which I want quotation to build. Need rough idea and we cam go from there

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Tamariki Harikoa

Posted 2 weeks ago

205m2 Building 120m2 open plan kitchenette and large recreation area which includes oven, dishwasher and refrigerator 24m2 games room 16m2 quiet room 16m2 office/staff room 30m2 boys and girls toilet facilities with 4 cubicles and basins in each Fully insulated All windows will be double glazed Wheelchair access

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Weatherboard replacement for damaged boards

Posted 1 week ago

I have some damaged weatherboards that need to be repaired. Our home is single level. In addition to the boards, the corner boxing also needs to be replaced.

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Chitrangad Shahade

Posted 2 months ago

Fix curtain rods and blinds

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Recent building reviews

With over 146,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

finish off a TG&V retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing French window-type door

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

3rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leak inside wall caused a bunch of mold, need leak & wall repaired properly.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hole in house cladding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Garage door timber trim

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

House Tidy Up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House extension

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

21st August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Handyman/Builder for odd jobs.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small garage renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Concrete reception desk required!

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

21st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

A Crawford

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

2 x building reports

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gib Fix

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck extension, Gate building, small handyman jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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JAMES THE BUILDER

Joined September 2009

Hello my name is James and I have been building for 10 years. And I specialize in doing those smaller jobs I am NZ qualified and believe in doing the job right the first time. I have a team of sub contractors that have the same motto. As the building process can be daunting it is my job to help my clients thought this experience, keeping the lines of communication open at all times, because a...

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LJF Building

Joined May 2016

LJF Building is an Licenced building practioner business run by qualified builder and Plimmerton local, Lliam Forsyth. With over 7years of building experience in a variety of fields including new builds, renovations roofing and digger work we complete any job to a high standard. Honest, reliable and hardworking; LJF building is a great choice for any work you require. Our main focus is to...

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Sticks and Stones Landscape Construction and Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined June 2018

Sticks & Stones have been busy in Wellington for over 20 years Landscaping and Property work ,for private and commercial customers throughout the greater Wellington area. Building New or Renovating , we have a great team with experience and skills.

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Complete Homes Painting Limited

Joined March 2019

Complete Homes Painting specialises in painting, plastering, wallpapering, spray painting, house stripping and water blasting cleaning services across the Wellington Region

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A C construction solutions Ltd

Joined October 2019

Hi, I’m a builder of 10 years l specialise in renovations, extensions, new builds, I also do smaller jobs including bathrooms, decks, fences, retaining walls. I pride myself on the quality of work and working with my clients to achieve what they want to there budget.

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Specialized Operator Services and civil contracting

Joined July 2015

Hi there. ABOUT US. After 20 years in this industry we have decided to go out on our own. We are fully endorsed & licensed for all trucks & machinery. Please see our profile for information that relates to this job. OUR PROMISE We work with all of our customers from start to finish to make sure what you want, you get! We visit the site and go over what it is that you want to do and y...

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Building Detail

Joined November 2013

Building Detail provides a range of high quality carpentry services at a reasonable price including: - Full project management - New homes - Renovations and alterations - Kitchen and bathroom upgrades - Fences, decks, and pathways - Maintenance and repairs - Shop fit outs Regan, Building Detail's director, is a qualified licensed building practitioner with over 10 years experience...

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Brandon Richards Carpentry

Joined July 2019

Carpentry & Toughened Glass Works Awning / Pergolas Decks / Staircases Fences / Balustrades Shade Screens / Feature Walls Flooring Interior Fit out Door & Window Replacement Maintenance

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2PiR Construction

Joined June 2019

I’m 28 years of extensive experienced in Construction specialized in Carpentry works, Structural and Architectural Design, from Set out to Fit out, Foundation to Roof, Exterior Cladding, Interior Cladding, Concrete Staircase, Timber Staircase ( fabricating), Install of doors, door jamb and window and all relating to carpentry works. I’ve learned different techniques to make the job right. And hav...

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DnR Contracting

Joined April 2019

WE COVER FROM HAWKESBAY TO WELLINGTON We specialise in the smaller jobs the big building companies have no time for. We do most things and have over 25 years joint experience in the building industry. We pride ourselves on providing a fantastic service so you will he happy to recommend us to others.

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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Trigger Construction Ltd

Joined September 2014

I have been building in Wellington for 8 years mainly specialising in renovations and additions with the odd new build and commercial fit out thrown in. With this varied experience base to add to my hard work ethic I am well qualified to meet your building needs.

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Glass Innovate Ltd

Joined February 2019

Glass Innovate is one of Wellingtons top Glass and Glazing companies. Our professional qualified glaziers can install anything to do with glass. From a simple single pane window, to specialized unusual projects that other glaziers wouldn't touch, we can do anything. Some of what we can do include: Splashbacks Frameless Showers Glass Table Tops Customized Aquariums Windows Mirrors Balus...

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Kapiti Hardscaping and Handyman Services ltd

Joined June 2019

We are a small Hardscaping and Handyman company, we specialize in landscaping and Hardscaping, fencing and deck construction. And general handyman services, we can help solve almost any problem around your house garden or lifestyle block

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Radical Building Ltd

Joined October 2017

I have been building new homes and doing home alterations for the last 16 years working for other building companies. I have started my own company early this year to have more say in how things are run.. I am a perfectionist and like to do the job right the first time so there are never any call backs for fix ups,this way you the client are happy

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City works

Joined November 2017

Please inspect our website to view the work we speaclise in.While there please click onto Trade me via "landscaping supplies " and also scrutinize our reviews.

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Holmes Renovations

Joined March 2015

Hi, I'm a professional home renovator specialising in whole house renovations. When I don't have a house on the go I like to fit in smaller jobs to keep myself busy. If you want someone who is reliable, hard working and takes pride in their work, then I'd be happy to help.

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Building renovator

Joined March 2017

Hi, I have been building for 20 years, I am a licensed builder, and licensed plumber, and a certified water proofer. I have completed some large renovations but also do the smaller jobs as well. I like to do reno work as it is more satisfying. and pleasing the customer is my ultimate aim I can always guarantee satisfaction.

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Yardscapes building solutions

Joined February 2018

Over 8years experience, qualified builder. Covering all ranges of building from brandnew custom homes too little picket fences, no job to big or to small. Competitive rates ?

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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