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What Should You Do After a Damaging House Fire?

Posted 11/05/17

A house fire is a devastating experience, regardless of the amount of damage. Your first instinct may be to begin the clean-up and repair work, but there are several key things to work through first... Five things to do after a house fire There are five important tasks for you to do, if yo

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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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

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Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

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

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

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

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

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Code of compliance

Posted 1 month ago

We need a couple of jobs done to get code of compliance. Also require help with variations to submit to council.

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Fix Shower Doors

Posted 10 months ago

3 x showers need their doors fixing. The wheels and the magnetic strips need replacing. This is constantly causing guests issues.

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Glass door bulkhead replacement / repair

Posted 8 months ago

Hi there, We are looking to get the bulkhead/hardware rebuilt for two glass doors in a commercial shop in Queenstown – photos of the glass doors attached. The glass door keeps falling off its position due to the faulty bulkhead – this has been temporarily fixed, but we are looking for a permanent fix as this can be a potential safety issue. Could you please quote this job for us at your earliest convenience? The glass doors will need to be removed temporarily and put back up after the bulk...

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Wilkins New Home

Posted 5 months ago

I need a draughts person to help finalise the concepts, then draw it to consented drawings.

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Little Wonders Oanaka

Posted 7 months ago

Hi there we have a childcare centre at 45 connor St Oanaka wanka and require some fence reinforcement work and repair to the sandpit frame

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Building of toilets

Posted 1 month ago

looking for a draughtsman to come view and access the land and structure where we would like to build some toilets on at pinewood lodge.

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10 Sarges Way - House Build

Posted 1 month ago

We have plans already for our house which we are happy with so we do NOT need an architect ...but we do need a Draghtsman to finalise our drawings so we can get the ball rolling with our first house build ! We would really love to get the plans onto the counsel in the next couple of months so urgently need to get the drawings done.

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Outdoor steps

Posted 2 months ago

Set of four small outdoor wooden steps to a deck to be removed and new ones installed.

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Outdoor kitchen, external bathroom

Posted 9 months ago

Bit of an unusual job whereby inside an old ruin is a kitchen, and a bathroom, both in dire need of a good tidy up - and also need some windows installed. Reasonably difficult to explain, so probably best to arrange a time to have a look. No major rush, so could be used as a weekender, but ideally completed by the end of summer.

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Leak in window

Posted 9 months ago

I have an upstairs window that appears to be leaking. It’s an aluminium window set in concrete brick

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Retail Shop Display Building Work

Posted 2 months ago

Need someone to build a small bath plinth for one of our retail clients in the Queenstown area. This is for a shop display. Work during normal business hours.

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Wanaka house

Posted 7 months ago

Stage 1. New house build in Luggate , Wanaka. 85 m2. One bedroom, ensuite and open plan living. Rectangle shape, clad and roofed in colour steel Flexible time frame, over next 12 months. Power on site. Consent granted Precut, roof trusses ,Joinery , external cladding and roofing sorted, Require LBP to undertake this project. Caravan and container onsite. Stage two. Duplicate building in size. One bedroom, bathroom, games room.

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New toilet on site

Posted 2 months ago

were looking at getting some new toilet built onsite at pinewood lodge. no timeframe at the moment. its currently a bike shed. also an extension to our kitchen so that we can have a room for dry food supplies with a door going into the room.

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Retaining wall

Posted 1 month ago

Quote to build retaining wall for parking. Complete job including rails and asphalt

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Carport ceiling

Posted 9 months ago

We need the ceiling in our carport/garage lined as there is chicken wire and old building paper between the joists and the roofing iron. Looks very unsightly.

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Craig

Posted 9 months ago

Turning a single garage in a studio already have sliding door and window installed electrics in place need to be insulated and lined with plywood plus wood type flooring to go down.

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Install a extractor fan in a kitchen area

Posted 5 months ago

Currently my kitchen has no extractor fan and I am looking to get one installed. The time frame is not essential however I would like to have it done by the end of May.

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House extension - Hislop

Posted 3 months ago

Add an extension to the house consisting of a new garage, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a sewing room. It would be two storey.

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House renovations

Posted 5 months ago

Replace / overboard existing ceilings in older house to hide old stipple ceilings,

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Shed installation

Posted 5 months ago

We have shed Sander wooden shed that needs installing. These are kitset, pre cut and cladded ready to screw together. Looking for a builder or handyman to install the shed. This would take 3/4 to a day (being your first one) to install. You would invoice us $480 plus GST . This will be ready late next week for install as customer is on a tight time frame. Please contact me if interested. Also see the photos attached. There are full instructions for the installation process.

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Snowy2

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

3rd October 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5

skirting boards new house


9th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
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New entrance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor steps

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fence and gate, trellis, washing line installation.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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artspacebuilding

Joined January 2011

Hi , having been involved in Queeenstown and environs for the last 30 years and the building industry for the last 20 , I feel I Ihave a pretty good ^handle^ on the requirements of people looking to either build or renovate in this area. I also offer a fast, friendly,and (more importantly) helpful response to your inquiry.with a free estimate included.

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Ben Milan

Joined August 2019

Hi, I have been building in New Zealand for 8 Years and have extensive experience with timber framed houses. I have a national certificate (NZQA) in Carpentry and am a Licensed Building Practitioner. Throughout my previous jobs I have covered a wide variety of works from full residential builds to floor laying, tiling, metal roof cladding, painting and decorating.

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Robotic Inspections NZ

Joined February 2019

Our specially-designed robots go where humans cannot. They collect images and video of your foundations and subfloor area. These spaces are often tight, with health and safety issues such as mould, electric hazards and asbestos. Our reports are fundamental for repair quotes, pre-purchase inspections, and for insurance and EQC claims including failed earthquake repair work. We guarantee accurate...

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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DS Built ltd

Joined October 2014

Hi I have 14 years experience in the residential construction industry both here in NZ and a stint in the UK. We specialize in new architectural builds, but also do smaller jobs; renovations and extensions, bathrooms, retaining walls, custom decks and outdoor areas. We are very professional and pride ourselves on working hard to meet deadlines and budgets.

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Matt Williams Building Ltd

Joined June 2017

Hi, I’ve been in the building industry for 16 years. For the last 5 years have been running my own business, we specialise in new builds from architecture homes to standard homes we also do all other types of work including renovations, concrete work, landscape construction. We pride ourselves on quality workmen ship, being open and honest with pricing offering fixed pricing on all jobs and compl...

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Kahu Contractors

Joined March 2018

A small team dedicated to providing an excellent service throughout the building and construction industry. Having spent a lot of time in all sectors of the industry we are known to specialize in everything from formwork amd foundations to crane work and precast installation, We have the expertise, tools and where needed tickets (qualifications) to complete all builds to an excellent standard, saf...

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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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JPK BUILDERS DUNEDIN LTD

Joined September 2017

Hi.We build new house and renovate old ones.We also do smaller jobs.We work to a high standard and can offer a 10 year halo guarantee as im a certified builder.NZCB

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McA masonry ltd

Joined August 2015

Hi My name is Johnny Mcauley. I work with all things masonry including tiling/waterproofing of kitchens and bathrooms, exterior block work and brick work, paving paths, steps and driveways, concrete plastering and any small concrete job.I'm also trained and experienced in crack injection and the repair strategy of ring foundation and tilt panel slabs. I have 15 years experience in working with th...

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BMD Construction

Joined January 2019

Welcome to BMD Construction. With over 50 years combined building experience we can take care of your project, from design right through to completion. We are experienced in everything from multi storey apartment complex's right through to complete shop and bar fitouts with dozens of big brand fitouts all over New Zealand to our credit. Our experience also extends to new builds and nevova...

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Once construction

Joined January 2017

Hi My name is Ollie. The team and I have 25 years of building experience in New Zealand and overseas. I am passionate about treating you, the client, as the most important part of my business. I pride myself on keeping my clients informed in all aspects in the process of completing our project. We are renovation specialists. Please feel free to call to discuss a project further. I...

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B Central Building Ltd

Joined March 2019

We specialise in completing those smaller renovations and jobs, high quality finish. As a qualified joiner and builder I can offer a variety of options to suit your needs.

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Bradscon lmtd

Joined June 2017

protecting and rejuvanating your biggest assets. We provide value with customer satisfaction guaranteed. Specialize in roofing,concrete,drainage,landscaping,construction,painting,demolition and more...

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MS Construction

Joined May 2019

MS Construction have been operating for 15 years and carry out a full range of building and construction services. We also offer full glazing services including double glazing

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Calder interior plastering ltd

Joined October 2016

We are a gib fixing and stopping company with plenty of experience dealing with little renos right through to big commercial and high end housing. We provide a service which is very efficient and professional and at very competitive rates so Give me a call and I can sort what ever job you need done. Also have architect and builders available if needed. Cheers Hayden Calder Cell 0272432332

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ilko architectrure ltd

Joined November 2018

My name is Illia Ovsiiko, I/m NZ registered architect with more than 15 years of experience. We produce architecture that is bespoke, contextual and smart. We provide full architectural services from master planning and concept design, documentation for Resource Consent, Building Consent through to project construction and completion. We value your time, you value or quality services

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Jim and Sons Limited

Joined August 2012

We are a very freindly,company,passionate about getting it right for the customer. We have been in the building industry for over 30 years,covering alterations/addition,s through to new homes. We can manage a project ,if required. Maintance is also a big part of our buisness. Please check the website for area,s covered and services provided. Look forward to hearing from potential new cli...

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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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Catlins coast building ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi there We are a Building company covering Southland and Otago. Very professional and prompt contact Very fussy and neat and tidy quality work High end architectural background and also taking on all the small jobs Let us see how we can assist you ?

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