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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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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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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

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 regulations require that certain wor

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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

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

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Piles for 20ft Container

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to install piles + Cross beams for a 20ft container to sit on. Ground has run off of approx 15degree, which will make the high end about 2foot above ground. (Grassed area). Attached images give indication of where the unit will be placed with the doors being situated at the concrete near the car (sorry for the crappy drawing :) ) Container dimensions: EXTERNAL LENGTH: 6.06m / EXTERNAL WIDTH: 2.44m / TARE WEIGHT: 2,000kg Looking to get quotes sorted promptly so I can go with appro...

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Piles for 10m2 Studio - 6 piles

Posted 1 week ago

I need piles done for a 10m2 building that is going onto my property in February. The footprint is 4.6m is 2.7m and it probably needs 6x piles. Will have a piling plan from the building company. The site is fairly easy digging as I got another small building piled on recently. Pictures of the style of building/shed attached. There is no power on the site yet.

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Shelves for wardrobes

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, I'd love to use your building services again. I am wondering if you would be able to build some shelves to insert into 2 wardrobes. Can you let me know if that works.

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Hathaway Floors

Posted 2 weeks ago

Major flooding damage, flooring needs replacement

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Access to Backyard

Posted 1 month ago

Refer attached file A1_Plan Bottom Deck. We want to have access from Bedroom 2 and 3 onto the deck, and access from the existing deck to the back yard via a new retaining wall platform and balustrade. 1. Walkway. Refer A2-6 photos. The idea is to build a 1.3 m high retaining wall, as an extension to the existing retaining wall. This will be filled with dirt and have paving for walking on. It will be approximately one step down from the existing deck, so will not require any step built. It will...

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Replacing flashings and a some boards

Posted 1 day ago

I have painters due at my house in the next week and he’s told me that my flashings and a couple of boards need replacing

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Building strength

Posted 23 hours ago

We wants to do our building strength. Our nbs rate low we wants to do increase

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Fence

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, I am wanting a fence built. 1.8m high. 27.3 meters long x 1.70 m at the end which includes a gate. This would be vertical fence with only 6mm gaps. I will need it done by mid Jan.

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New ranch slider lintel

Posted 4 days ago

Hi. A ranch slider is jamming. We suspect the lintel above the ranch slider is under size. Or perhaps the ranch slider is stuffed. The job would be to assess and either replace lintel or ranch slider

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Load Bearing Wall Removal

Posted 2 months ago

I need a builder(s) who can follow plans by an engineer to have two walls removed. I know one is definitely load bearing (not sure about the other one). Anyways, I have engineers (Focus Engineering, Wellington) plans which i can't seem to upload. Hopefully someone here understands them. Plans have been through council and have been approved. The builder will need to be familiar with and adhere to the Porirua City Council rules and requirements through this process incl the requirements of the...

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Exterior door replacement.

Posted 2 months ago

Side door to shed was kicked in, door itself is completely rooted and the framing probably isn’t in the greatest condition either. Need done ASAP way to busy to do myself

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Pre house painting jobs to do.

Posted 1 week ago

I have some window flashings needed to be replaced, fix bottom garage door frames and make and attach wooden weather board timber scribbers to house corners. Lynnaire Matthews

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Install cavity slider, replace ceiling in lounge

Posted 1 week ago

Replace existing internal door with cavity slider and make good ready for painting. Replace living room ceiling, plaster and make good ready for painting.

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Kitchen floor replacement - water damaged

Posted 2 days ago

Due to a faulty dishwasher, we have a water damaged floor that needs replacing. Guessing that the cabinets will need to come out to get to all the damaged floor. The joists look fine, but will need new floor, Lino, etc. Timeframe is ASAP.

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Garage wall lining & door install

Posted 1 month ago

Small strip out/demo of old shelving etc, install new external door in wall, line internal walls with ply

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Deck repair, concreting and Bathroom upgrade

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for all round builder to help repair deck, concreting front lawn and upgrade bathroom. Plumbing background or affiliations essential

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Home Repairs

Posted 2 months ago

Plastering repairs x3, cement Fibre board cladding replacement x1, spouting repair x 1. Need it completed in the next 2 weeks. Please provide a ball park estimate and time frame and any preferred days or times to get it done.

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2 bedroom extension

Posted 1 month ago

50Sqm house extension 2 bedroom, deck, kitchenette.

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Remove Lockwood wall and put up gibwall

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking to remove one of our existing Lockwood walls from one of our double door cupboards and fit a new wall which would increase the depth to allow for washer dryer to be tucked away

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4m x 5m deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have a pergola that has been built. Needing a 4m x 5m deck to be built underneath, strong enough to take a spa pool.

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Recent building reviews

With over 183,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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

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

Gib Fix

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th May 2019

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

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


1st March 2020

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

ExteriorSecuri Light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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

Hole in house cladding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2019

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

Replacing GIB lining

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th February 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

A Crawford

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Replacement wooden posts

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2020

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

Kids Playhouse #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2 x building reports

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 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

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

Concrete reception desk required!

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

21st May 2019

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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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . We have over 35 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . We do everything from New Kitchens /Bathrooms, Complete make overs, Tiling, Maintenance of Rentals, House Painting Just ask Now with having a Digger and Truck we are abl...

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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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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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JVSL Construction Limited

Joined April 2011

We have over 20 years experience in the building industry. Our work has varied from Projrect Management, small bathroom/kitchen renovations/ medium alterations to design and build of new homes. We have excellent references that show we take extra pride in any work we undertake. Due to our robust tender procedure we are able to provide a competitive quote and have built a strong team of tradesman'...

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Xpress Design & Drafting

Joined January 2020

Hi, we are a cost-effective Architectural firm specializing primarily in concept design and building consent documentation. From the smallest of renovation/alteration to complex new builds including hill builds. We also provide a wholesale schedule of fees (trade rates) for ongoing working relationships. Keywords in our toolbox being: NZS 3604, New Zealand Building Code, Timber Framed and Steel F...

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S McArthur builders limited

Joined August 2020

We are a new company but have been in the industry for 18 years. We do alot of new builds but also specialize with renovation work. We pride ourselves on completing jobs on time and within budget all to the highest quality.

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All builds ltd

Joined February 2018

Allbuilds is new but have vast experience in the building industry. We specialise in major renovations and rebuilds and do small jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines. We provide competitive quotes and and complete jobs on time and on budget.

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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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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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Electric Landscapes

Joined June 2020

Fencing and retaining walls, patios and pavers, tree removal and planting, small enterprising company trying to add value to people, places and properties. Sustainable and organic practices when possible, creative design and work arounds encouraged.

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Glass and Building Innovate

Joined February 2019

Glass and Building 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 M...

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Datasoft

Joined September 2020

Hello , We have been building timber fences for last 2 years in affordable rates. We provide quick free quotes. We also do Concreting, asphalting, general house maintenance and renovations.We are very professional and hard work to meet deadlines for project completion.

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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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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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City works

Joined November 2017

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

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kinsale

Joined December 2019

general home and commercial alterations and extensions. team of 2 experienced builders with 70 years combined experience. We have a team of trusted and reliable sub contractors who work with us. As a one stop shop we can provide services from design council approvals (if required ) and construction.

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Sun's Development Limited

Joined October 2020

Sun’s Development Ltd was founded in 2017, and has been providing quality construction works to the public ever since. Located in Lower Hutt-Wellington, Sun’s Development does all kinds of awesome things for the Wellington community. Website: www. ... .nz.

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Dukes Digger & Earthworks Ltd

Joined October 2017

Specialising in Residential & Lifestyle blocks with small access. Excavators; 3.5T 3T & 1T Mini Digger Domestic and light commercial work. Site clearing and slab prep. Driveways; Gravel, Lime, Concrete or Asphalt. Drainage, soak pits, trenching Tree Removal - Chip & Mulch onsite General property clean up. Demolition Aggregate deliveries Chip & Mulch sales and delivery NO JOB TOO SMALL

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brendanbuilt

Joined September 2016

Hello, Ive been in the building industry for 20 years, im 100% BCITO qualified. I can get personal references from my training organization and previous employers. I have contractors insurance so rest assured your job will get done. I can do all types of building, all things considered. I have access to most tools and equipment, a diesel van and tandem caged trailer. So I can do all demo / s...

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JS Build

Joined July 2016

Kia ora, A licensed qualified builder, with experience in both residential/commercial building and renovation/alterations, a passion for my job with perfection as my default, it would be a pleasure to assist in any way I can to assure a 100% satisfaction even after work has commenced to retain a good relationship and client base to the utmost professional standard.

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