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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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Brick or Weatherboard – Choosing the Right Cladding for Your New Home

Posted 06/07/17

Brick or weatherboard? Choosing the cladding for your new home is more than deciding what looks best... It’s about the type of home you are building, the cost of the different types of cladding and the location of the house. Let us help you solve the battle of the cladding and choose the

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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning [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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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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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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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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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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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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Fixing/replacing exterior box corners

Posted 1 month ago

The bottom level of our house has hardiboard on the outside with boxed corners (?) on the corners of the house. Some of them seem to have been done incorrectly and thus moisture is coming in (we have detected moisture in those corners from the inside of the house). We need someone to be able to replace those corners and do them properly so that water won't come in. Potentially we also need to make sure that the frame on the inside is ok and that the gib will be fine long term or if that...

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Remove and fill in a window

Posted 1 day ago

We need an exterior window removed and filled in. It is old joinery which is loose and breezy. It faces the street and lets in a lot of noise. At the moment it is covered so loss of light isn't an issue. We will install a skylight later (you could possibly quote for this too as if it's not too expensive, we could do both at the same time). The window measures 154cm x 115cm and has easy, ground level access. We may also coordinate an insulation installer for the same time to spray some foam insul...

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Weatherboard replacement for damaged boards

Posted 3 months 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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Re-pile and fix up spa room on outside deck

Posted 2 months ago

We have a large deck with an enclosed spa room. We are looking to remove the spa and open up one wall of the existing room. The piles under the spa deck are quite shoddy/rotten and would like these to be replaced as well as re-decking. The 2 tall windows are non-safety glass so would like to replace these with safety glass with new window frames if possible. Would also like the clearlight on the roof replaced as it is cracked and leaks. The photos dont really explain too well what i would li...

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Repair kitchen floor

Posted 3 months ago

Soft spot in kitchen floor.

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A verity of building jobs

Posted 3 months 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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Kids Playhouse #2

Posted 3 months 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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Tamariki Harikoa

Posted 3 months 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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Weather boards replacement

Posted 1 month ago

I have a few weatherboards that need replacing. I think it is 4 of them at this stage. Was hoping to get it done before Xmas.

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Replacing GIB lining

Posted 2 days ago

We are looking out for a builder or a handyman to carry out a small job for our client. The scope of work is as follows: Cut out a 1200X1200mm section from existing GIB wall Repalce it with aqua-GIB and paint it. Need someone to get on to this job and finish it up by the end of this week(i.e. 25th January 2020).

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Assess area of rot and quote for remedial work.

Posted 1 month ago

Recent landscaping for our home included a removal of the previous owners' installed paving, replacing it with an exposed aggregate concrete area. This lowered the level of the paved area next to the house. This revealed some damage to the property from the previous installation. We would like the damage assessed and a quote for any essential remedial work. Pictures included.

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LBP Builder

Posted 3 months 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 3 months 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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Quote please on taking out 2 x redundant windows and 1x old redundant door

Posted 2 months ago

Quote please on taking out 2 x redundant windows and 1 xdoor with cat flap in ( as we don't use these windows or the door) and replacing weatherboard & gib, (and possibly putting in cat door in door pictured, and / or replacing that door with a new which is heavier and has double glazing ?

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Reclad and associated works

Posted 1 day ago

We want to repair the first floor cladding on 3 sides of our home. The existing cladding is individual shiplap/vertical board and we envisage the repair will involve replacement of like with like of all full length boards. The ground floor is brick veneer. In plan view, the building is tee shaped comprising a 2 level main block and a small 1 level block that butts into it. Bisecting the 2 blocks, there is an under-utilised, cantilevered balcony. We are considering removing this permanentl...

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Change layout of house

Posted 3 months 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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Run power to garage 4m from home

Posted 3 hours ago

I need to run power to the detached garage so that I have a socket to plug an electric car into

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Replacing the Wooden Post with Metal Post

Posted 1 month ago

Please see the picture. The wooden post which has been screwed into the cladding needs to come off. The holes in the cladding need to be siliconed off. A Metal post needs to be screwed into the concrete below. Ideally needs to be done by next Monday.

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Mal's House

Posted 3 weeks ago

Building a new deck on my new home level ground 300 mm high

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Internal wall to seperate lounge

Posted 2 months ago

We need an internal wall built to seperate our lounge within an open plan living area. It will have an angled wall on which a tv will be hung and a straight wall which will have a cavity slider on it. We need someone to build it ready to be plastered. We are flexible on time frames at this stage, but keen to know costs and then when it can be done.

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Recent building reviews

With over 154,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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

2 x building reports

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2019

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

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

Kids Playhouse #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st January 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

House Tidy Up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th 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

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

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

Small garage renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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

Gib Fix

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th 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

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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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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Instinct Construction

Joined January 2020

Hi, we are looking for jobs both big and small! With 8 years in the industry I believe we can provide exactly what you're looking for. We pride ourselves on being top quality carpenters and are excited to tackle any jobs thrown our way to the best of our ability! We offer competitive pricing and strive to complete jobs to the budget set out.

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CDM Wellington Ltd

Joined January 2017

With a wide range of experience our team can help with your new build, alterations, fences, decks and demolitions. We are flexible, working with a wide range of mediums internally and externally to create beautiful, sustainable, healthy and warm environments. Over the past 3 years we have worked on numerous projects. We have built 5 new homes over the top of Newlands in a SED (Structural...

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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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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general handyman work, Gib board repairs / painting Interior and Exterior / fencing / decking / plastering / general non compliance building work / water blasting / fitting doors and hardware etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of personal projects over the years incorporating all of the above, s...

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Final Destination ltd

Joined July 2019

We have over 20 years experience in the building trade, focusing on renovations, alterations, and water proofing. We can address your needs promptly and professionally! Renovations, water issues and property inspections for future maintenance have been a focus of our employees for the last five years, and we have come together forming a new company to address these in the Wellington region. No...

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Sinclair building services

Joined November 2018

Hi I’m Jared from Sinclair building services..I’m a relatively new company,I’m a young energetic motivated builder with a high level of detail to my work and finishings..I did my apprenticeship through A1 homes and Friday homes so I have a high knowledge of building to today’s standards and expectations,I also have had experience in leaky home repair/reclads and also small general building jobs we...

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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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Rubios Pro Limited

Joined August 2018

Hello There, We are a reliable and trustworthy company with the experience and skills required to be able to provide the most professional care to maintain your house looking as good as you would want it. We can ensure you that our workers are hardworking and are ready to finish the jobs as soon as required with a great quality job . Call us for a free quote, good prices guaranteed.

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Lister Furniture & Cabinetry Ltd

Joined September 2017

Lister Furniture and Cabinetry specialise in the design, manufacturing and installation of bespoke kitchen, laundry and bathroom cabinetry, shelving, bookcases and custom furniture. We also undertake Joinery and Cabinetry alteration and maintenance such as timber windows, doors, stair and furniture repairs, alterations and maintenance to existing kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. Trade quali...

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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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Bin Huang

Joined August 2014

Hi, I am a qualified and licenced builder with 7+ years building experience. I have done everything from new build to minor repair. I pride myself on providing top quality workmanship.

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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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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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JDM Services

Joined October 2010

I have 17 years experience in the home maintenance area. 9 years as a Hire a Hubby now with my own company. I can undertake a variety of work around the property from minor repairs to interior/exterior painting, fences, decks, bathroom renovations etc. I also work in with a plumber, electrician, roofer and builder so can project manage a job for you to remove a lot of the hassles of having to ri...

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sam lapslie

Joined November 2017

Fully qualified builder with 9+years experience looking for smaller odd jobs and property maintenance to fill in the gaps around my regular work anything considered from water blasting decks to building them,

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DPA building

Joined September 2016

hi there we are a small licenced building team servicing the wellington region with over 10 years experience working on all sorts of building projects ranging from renovation alterations, extensions, bathrooms. kitchens. decks and new builds. We consider ourselves hard working honest and reliable and willing to go the extra mile for our customers. We pride ourselves on providing a top quality prod...

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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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Diamond Building Services LTD

Joined January 2020

Diamond Building Services Ltd is a family business and has been servicing the Wellington region for over 10 years. We are LPB builders. (License Building Practitioner). We take great pride in everything we do and quality is our byword. We look forward to making your dreams a reality. Please get in touch with us to discuss all the ways we can improve your home or make you a new one. What we...

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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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