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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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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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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 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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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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7 Things Tradies Want You To Know Going Into 2022

Posted 30/11/21

Next year will be the year of catch-22’s for home improvement. So, how can you get a great outcome for your project in these busy times?

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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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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.

NZ Decks: Here’s 5 Awesome Before and After Transformations

You’ll find out things like size, cost and materials to get an idea for your own decking project (+ plenty of before and after photos!).

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.

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.

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.

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 and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read on to find out how this family hired a plasterer for their living room reno.

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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Builders on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Extension and renovations

Posted 1 month ago

We are having a 4x11m extension added to front of home which will go from a 3 to 4 bedroom. Two bedrooms in the extended area. Extension will extend the kitchen dining lounge. No dining kitchen changes mainly floors for now. Lounge will effectively be in the extended area. Cupboards etc in extension. Laundry room cupboard needs extending. Reno needed to existing bathroom and extra toilet room. Bedrooms and hallway need to be reconfigured in the new extension. New windows in extension and recong...

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House Extension - additional two bedrooms/hall/toilet/new entry

Posted 1 month ago

Addition of two bedrooms, and new entry to the front of the dwelling. Includes a hall way and toilet. Built on timber floor with longrun corrigated roof to match the existing. Start time asap early 2022. Must supply recent references.

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Wanted storage shed built

Posted 5 days ago

Looking for someone to build a storage shed in our carport. Ideally made from metal, that can be locked.

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Window and door frame fix!

Posted 2 months ago

My front door frame and the window next to it have damage and need replacing the sooner the better!

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Replace broken/damaged/ rotten weatherboards

Posted 2 months ago

Cladding between 1m high and ground level along sth and nth facing walls needs replacement with new weatherboards. The walls are 15-20m long. The house is of a heritage style and the replacements would ideally be in keeping with the existing house.

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External stairs and conservatory flooring #2

Posted 1 month 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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Dodge shed

Posted 2 months ago

A double garage with workshop and studio area. Small bathroom with shower and toilet within the Studio. Large sectional automatic garage door for the garage and a smaller one for the workshop. The concrete floor to be insulted to housing standard. We require the studio area and bathroom lined and finished. The other two areas finished enough to get consent, we require the ability to layout the garage and workshop to our liking. Total Sq area is approximately 120sqm. Would rather have job mana...

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Flashings, cladding & drainage

Posted 1 month ago

170m2 two storied building currently wrapped and battened including cavity closers, etc (site is scaffolded and scaffold is wrapped) , looking to install both Axon & Linea to Porirua City Council permitted recladding job. (Materials are on site and we are looking to progress/complete) Due to the nature of recladding an existing building, we have left 2 Bay windows and 1 Conservatory window in place (Logistically, too challenging to push out to accommodate cavity system) but, have a permitted/...

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Check load bearing beams

Posted 2 months ago

Need a quick qualified expert check on where load bearing beams are in the house.

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Minor 2nd dwelling / Granny flat

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for someone to build etc a small dwelling or granny flat on our backyard. A one bedroom (possibly two or a study room) with kitchen and bathroom.

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Carpentry #2

Posted 2 months ago

Carpentry work to refurbish house. Taking out internal wall, taking out fire place, Sanding Doors etc

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Small Gates required

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, We need small 2 internal gates and 2 external gates to be made/fitted please

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Freestanding carport

Posted 1 month ago

I have a space to at the side of my property and would like to put in a car port. It’s not a perfect rectangular space so don’t think a kit set option would work. Have attached photos of the area and a photo of what I’m after. Cheers

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Builder

Posted 2 months ago

Build a fence to keep a dog in section

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Backyard renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need someone to quote backyard transformation Bit of decking renovation Backyard covered with a veranda or anything that can give us more room

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Exterior Door replacement

Posted 1 week ago

I need a solution for a replacement interior door that goes under house.

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Gables Cladding removal and reinstallment,

Posted 1 month ago

Requiring removing and reinstalment of PVC cladding between gables, and installing new cement board. Work will be required around asbestos removers ie removal of PVC cladding then installation of new cement board and PCV cladding. This work is required in the first week of February 2022. Scaffolding will be supplied for two-storey section of the building. Currently there are two gables but may turn out to be 4.

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Replace decorative barge boards on heritage home

Posted 2 months ago

The decorative bargeboards on our heritage home have some decay and require replacing. We need a capable builder to recreate the same shape. The electricity from the street connects to the house here and will likely need to be disconnected as part of the works. Tiger tails and scaffolding are currently in place.

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Remove wood floors and relay subfloor

Posted 2 months ago

I have a 50sqm 2-3 bedroom sleepout I want to remove the current wood floors/carpet/vinyl and relay board flooring ready for carpet and click clack floor install. There is some unevenness to some areas of the floor, some packing will be required.

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Garage and Kitchen inside

Posted 2 months ago

Demolish old existing garage and Rebuild new garage ready to put a new kitchen inside

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Recent building reviews

With over 214,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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

Builder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2021

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

Door Opening and Plastering

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Piles for 20ft Container


3rd February 2021

Workmanship
 4
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

Chimney capping or removal

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th April 2021

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

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

ExteriorSecuri Light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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

Piles for 10m2 Studio - 6 piles

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

3rd March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage Conversion

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
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

Load Bearing Wall Removal #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2022

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

Check load bearing beams

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st December 2021

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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TNT concrete resurfacing limited

Joined July 2021

Concrete and concrete resurfacing specialists I was currently working in the gold coast pre covid for 22 years in the decorative concreting industry , We can transform existing concrete (patios / paths and driveways using a concrete product with Colour and texture , From basic colours to wood grain like finishes . We take pride in what’ we do from day 1 with a on the spot quote to meetin...

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Greig Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

Greig Building Solutions have a vast range of experience including new builds, alterations and extensions, specializing in decks, fences and retaining walls. Our work standard is very high and we aim to deliver cost effective solutions. We provide competitive quotes and will attempt to beat any quote.

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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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Adios Asbestos Removal Services NZ

Joined August 2021

Adios Asbestos is a New Zealand based company. We pride ourselves on the safe removal and disposal of all asbestos materials. Services include all types of asbestos (non-friable) from roofing (super 6,8 and 12), wall cladding, soffits, fences, sheds, garages and carports, asbestos pipes and cleanups. Or visit our website: www. ...

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Aligned Carpentry

Joined September 2017

Hi, we are a small residential building company that specialises in renovations. We do Anything from minor maintenance work to new builds and full house renovations / extensions including decks, fences and retaining walls. Thanks

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JVSL Construction Limited

Joined April 2011

We have over 25 years experience in the building industry. Our work has varied from Project 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's...

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Bin Huang

Joined August 2014

Hi, I am a qualified and licenced builder, I have been in the industry since 2010. I have done everything from new build to minor repair. I pride myself on providing top quality workmanship.

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ST Builders

Joined January 2022

Hi, we have over 40 years experience building in Wellington, all job types considered, from major renovations to small jobs as well as repairs and maintenance. We take pride in our work and provide competitive quotes.

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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

We do building/painting/plaster and landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We strive on going above and beyond for our clients. So please feel free to get in touch for any up coming project we can help you with thanks.

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1Build Group

Joined May 2021

Hi, we have a 25 years experience in the building industry and specialize in renovations small or big. We can bring your project to life and endeavor to keep you involved in every process.

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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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Kitset Assembly Services Brady Building Consultants LTD

Joined April 2020

Hi , if its flatpack... you name it, we assemble it. Save yourself the time, frustration and the arguments and get your flatpack assembled by the professionals - at your home or your office. When you think of flatpack furniture, your mind typically goes towards sofas, beds, drawers, tables and office furniture. And yes, these are all very common flatpack products; however, the range of flatpack...

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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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DRB Building Limited

Joined May 2019

I am currently near completing my carpentry apprenticeship and have been working in the industry for 3 years. I am available for small jobs at this stage and have all tools and knowledge available to complete these to a timely and professional standard.

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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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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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Wai Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

We’ve been building for the last 7 years specialise in outdoor areas such as fences, Decks and Pergolas. We also will do small internal finishing construction jobs aswell.

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MJRD building

Joined January 2022

8 years experienced builder, renovations, new builds, kitchens, bathrooms, decks and general building works. Full time on the tools, so no apprentices doing your work. Licensed building practitioner. Passionate builder, very Insightful when it comes to your ideas and will help you deliver your visions of the living spaces you and your family desire. Get in touch Marty

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Taylormade Decorating Ltd

Joined March 2018

Hi, I've been involved in the painting, plastering and flooring trade for 26 years. I am a qualified tradesmen and hold a current licenced building practitioner (LBP) We specialize in cladding plaster repairs. We can inspect both interior and exterior claddings for potential moisture problems using evasive and invasive techniques. We have our own gib stopper, painters and tiler that cover...

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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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