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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Install deck pile

Posted 2 weeks ago

- Additional deck pile required to prevent deck from sagging at connection. - 12mm gap required from cladding face to decking. - Smoke alarms to be fitted. - two small iron roof leaks to patch

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Leakage in sealing and cracks

Posted 2 months ago

I hit leakage in my living room and got cracks on sealing

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Building a base for a greenhouse 8 feet by 6 feet.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need to consider type of base, wanting to dig over soil within the greenhouse not have it all with flags. Instructions refer to wooden posts each corner and blocks / concrete between. Also waiting for a water feature to arrive which will need flags for a base.

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Flashing repair/ leak, window frame repair and various general maintenance items

Posted 6 days ago

We have a number of general building type maintenance jobs that need attending to including: A leak relating to a roof flashing (image below) Repair to a timber window frame (image below) Reinforce a deck for a large planter to be filled and planted Fit draught stops around doors We are having the roof and house washed on the 29th September and would like the leak repaired prior if at all possible (it first appeared last Monday after we had arranged for the roof clean!)

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Number of small jobs around house needing general repairs

Posted 2 months ago

I have a number of jobs around my house that need repairs. These include fixing a hole in the dining room door, replacing a few wood beams in the deck, and other small jobs.

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Retaining walls

Posted 1 week ago

partially done retaining walls. need to finish work according to city council requirements of resource consent

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Installation of vanity mirror cabinet

Posted 3 weeks ago

Installation of vanity mirror onto the back of the wall that has shower plumbing. I would do it myself but with that piping it's better for a professional. Vanity mirror is in its original box and should only take an hour at most

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Kitchen/laundry/porch/wardrobes

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, we've plotted some plans to open up our existing kitchen, dining and laundry area and reconfigure it. It will require the removal of three walls in different spaces and the creation of a new laundry space. At the same time we would like to look at some wardrobe changes and additions. Note that we are yet to get drawings done/consent. We plan to do this based on our conversations with a builder.

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Build Louvre Roof System on Wooden Deck

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I'm looking for someone to build this (see link below) on my behalf on my wooden deck. This will replace the frame that's shown in the image. ...

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Planter box build

Posted 2 weeks ago

I would like a planter box built out the front of the house. It's a simple rectangle shape. length 2700 x 700 deep x 600 high. Photos of front of house. Easy flat access. Photo also to show type of planter box wanted. I am looking for quotes. Thanks

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Retaining Wall Repairs

Posted 2 weeks ago

An old concrete retaining wall needs to be fixed or replaced.

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Installation of vanity mirror cabinet #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

Installation of vanity mirror onto the back of the wall that has shower plumbing. I would do it myself but with that piping it's better for a professional. Vanity mirror is in its original box and should only take an hour at most

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Gabel repair

Posted 1 week ago

Repair north facing Gabels.

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Removal of timber fencing and concrete footing

Posted 1 week ago

Existing timber fence and gate removed, including removal of 3 posts and concrete footing/brickwork under the gate. All materials to be removed from site. Will then require new concrete footing to be installed in prep for a new fence to be attached to. Approx length is 4 metres and location is shown in yellow lines in photo 2.

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Source water ingress

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I’ve identified an area in my home where it appears what has come in and damaged a wall. I’m working with my insurance company but need a builder to provide a report on the source. I’m pretty sure it was caused by a blocked gutter. Can anyone help with review and report ?

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Paremata ReClad

Posted 9 hours ago

Plan to have framing repairs complete, wrapped & cavity battens on for end of first week in November. Will require installation of Axon & Linea cladding including, flashing of penetrations. All materials provided and on site ( possibly Hardie mouldings to source depending on final details ). Sundry work may include putting up a small facade of cedar shingles, install new fascias to gables & new barge flashings. New soffits to be installed where old soffit removed. Reinstate gutter, down pipes, e...

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Retaining wall fix

Posted 2 days ago

Need to replace current timber retaining wall with new one, open to options to meet current building standards and whatever is best suited for the place. There are 2 retaining walls. The place is currently tenanted but happy to arrange a time for viewing

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External stairs and conservatory flooring

Posted 2 months ago

Looking to get the stairs, arm rails and balustrades replaced. Wanting vertical as opposed to horizontal balustrades for safety. We also have some cork flooring in our conservatory that we'd like to get replaced as well due to the damage it has at the moment. Would need advice on whether this would need to be replaced or if it can be sealed/covered.

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Carpentary

Posted 6 days ago

Taking out wall between kitchen and lounge. Taking out fireplace inside the lounge, gibbing, plastering. Sanding inside doors.

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Garage Conversion

Posted 4 weeks ago

Would like to refit a single garage space into an office and rumpus, separated with an internal wall and internal doors. Install ceiling, replace small window and garage door with ranchslider. Gibbing and plastering to finish.

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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 Opening and Plastering

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement wooden posts

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Piles for 20ft Container


3rd February 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General building incl. Replace rotted floor in bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pre house painting jobs to do.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

patch up a hole under sink will have to go under the house


1st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

ExteriorSecuri Light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Piles for 10m2 Studio - 6 piles

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

3rd March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chimney capping or removal

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing the Wooden Post with Metal Post

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Maintenance/repairs in preparation for repainting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Turn part of garage into sleepout

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

exterior access

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outside Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Multiple repairs: Glass, Skylight, Gib Holes, Paint, Bathrrom and Kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing GIB lining

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kids Playhouse #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internal wall to seperate lounge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Reno Man

Joined April 2015

Hi, I have been in the industry for over 30 years. - Installing and designing kitchens and bathrooms. - Landscaping properties - Alterations - and everything in between! My collegue Andrew is licensed so we can tackle any project you have in mind. We specialise in minor renovations although our last project was a 4 month complete renovation of a 1940's house. Your project is in good han...

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd NZ Property Maintenance Solutions Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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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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Rejuvenate homes

Joined February 2020

I have over 10 years experience in many areas of construction. Under house extensions Full home renovations New builds Room transformations Fences and Decks I strive to achieve a high standard of finish so I can leave proud of the project I’ve undertaken.

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general Handyman Work, Gib Board repairs / Click Clank Laminate Flooring / Painting Interior and Exterior / Fencing / Decking / Touch up Plastering / general non compliance building work / Water Blasting / Fitting Doors and Hardware / Skirtings etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of per...

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BIM Projects Ltd

Joined March 2020

BIM Projects Ltd - Technology Leading Construction. Residential alterations and additions specialists with over 18+ years experience in the construction industry. For all your Construction, Site and Project Management requirements. Licensed Building Practitioners. NZ Certified Builders - Member no. 6419

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in ......

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JKlass Construction Limited

Joined September 2021

Hi there we have been building for 10 plus years with experience in high end homes to small renovations. Specialise in finishing work. (Shopefitter by trade) Open to anything, Kids play houses, toys, Man caves, or just a revamp of your kitchen or bathroom. We pride ourselves in doing an A-Class job to the highest of quality. No jobs too small

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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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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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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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Wellington Painting & Renovations

Joined April 2017

We offer experience of high quality interior painting, renovations, design, planning and construction. Kitchens, bathrooms, basement renovations.You can expect from us the highest standard for a reasonable price, and we always do our job in tip-top condition! All estimates and advice are free and remember there is no job too small or too big for us!

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RazorBuild

Joined March 2021

- Have been building in Wellington for 7 years - General maintenance, bathrooms, kitchens, decks, fences, renovations and additions - Qualified and Licensed - Hard work ethic

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Legacy Custom Construction LTD

Joined May 2021

I have over 15 years experience in the building industry, both commercial and residential construction with projects from small renovations & decks to high end new builds in Seatoun. My company employs 3 staff including a female apprentice soon to be carpenter. we mainly keep ourselves busy with new builds, most recently we have completed a 301 square meter 3 level home. and we enjoy m...

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

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

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Collins Carpentry ltd

Joined November 2011

ive been building for 20+ years and am still enjoying the trade. mainly work on housing/renovations, decks ect but also experienced in larger commercial projects aswell as insurance and maintenance work. A small crew of top notch guys who enjoy a laugh and working together. Always do a top quality job and complete on time. We take pride in our work and achievements and am always looking for n...

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City Works

Joined November 2017

Hi City Works specialize in residential landscape design and construction. We have a small team of skilled staff to complete your landscapin­g needs in profession­al manner. We love working outdoors. Build fences, retaining walls, driveways, dig' outs, pathways. Work to enhance your property install synthetic/artificial lawn, ready lawn, paving and tiling Can accommodat­e jobs both big a...

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Hilltop Joinery

Joined August 2021

I am an experienced carpenter/ joiner with a particular passion for making furniture and small renovation work. I am reliable, honest, conscientious and take pride in my work and have attention to detail.

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H&S CONTRACTING LTD

Joined April 2007

I am a proffesional experienced qualified licensed builder with 20 years in the building industry I'm up for any challange no job to big or to small we offer competitive pricing and free quoting for your budget.

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