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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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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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Decorating a Child's Bedroom? Here's Some Great Tips!

Posted 28/03/17

Decorating your child's bedroom can be an enjoyable, yet challenging task. We share some tips on how to get the best out of decorating this room... Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedro

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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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

New House

Posted 8 months ago

175 sqm house in Jacks point, single story L shape with A frame roof and decking area.

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Flat on top of garage

Posted 8 months ago

2 projects for the house we live in. Build a flat on top of our garage and enlarge the kitchen area by about 15 square metres with a fireplace.

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Saddle paddock

Posted 7 months ago

Need a draughtsman to draw up some plans for a dwelling inside exsisting steel stucture.

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Ashley Rehder

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for someone to build a 2.4m (h) x 5m (w) frame to hold a vinyl canvas.

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Silverwood

Posted 8 months ago

We require 2 or 3 builders for a few days to reinstall a slider door, 4 sheets of Gib fixed, stopped and painted, build some cupboards etc Work is via an exemption at QLDC filed by our designers All materials onsite and ready to go today! Regards Adrian ...

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New Silverwood Lane Residential Flat

Posted 7 months ago

New 36m2 Residential Flat to be built above our existing 36m2 garage Plans lodged today with QLDC today, expect permit in 4 - 6 weeks I can email working drawings today

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New entrance

Posted 4 months ago

We need to replace the front door, steps and return verandah floor of our 1930s bungalow. We will need someone who understands old New Zealand bungalows/villas and can help us design and build a solution to replacing an old door.

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Carport ceiling

Posted 3 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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20 houses to build

Posted 4 months ago

20 times 2 storey units in Wanaka. Each one is 100m2. There are 5 groups of 4. Each group of four are all attached by an intertenancy wall.

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Craig

Posted 3 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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Snowy2

Posted 7 months ago

My roof suffit has fallen down. Rain getting in. Need person with ladder.

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Wanaka house

Posted 1 month 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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Terry

Posted 8 months ago

Masonry plaster exterior and interior wall to be plaster floor grinding and leveling Tidey up concrete walls

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Outdoor kitchen, external bathroom

Posted 3 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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Glass door bulkhead replacement / repair

Posted 2 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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Fix Shower Doors

Posted 4 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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Fixup

Posted 7 months ago

Suffit has fallen down and barge board needs painting

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Install door hardware & a few odd jobs

Posted 8 months ago

I am looking for a builder / handyman just to do a few small things at my house in Lake Hayes Estate. No more than a days work. Things to do: - Replace 5 Door handles and adjust striker plates / door stops to stop doors rattling - make a lid for the ceiling hatch - install a metal angle trim to the laminate flooring / ranch slider threshold - adjust a set of internal bifold doors

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Leak in window

Posted 3 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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Little Wonders Oanaka

Posted 1 month 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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Recent building reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Fireproof ling for wood burner

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th April 2014

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

skirting boards new house


9th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Snowy2

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

3rd October 2018

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
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

library

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th March 2013

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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Shane's Drainage

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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SJR Builders Ltd

Joined September 2015

SJR Builders Ltd based in Christchurch. Working in the greater Canterbury region and South Island. Specialising In Architectural homes, Renovations and Repairs For a Quote please contact Stephen 02102586395 stephen@sjrbuilders.nz

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Bill Proctor Builder

Joined January 2016

Hi I have been building and doing commercial and private work on houses,shop fit outs, commercial restaurant's, new offices and fencing. I also do painting work ranging from large commercial buildings to houses roofs, exteriors and interiors etc for the last 10 years and I am a licensed Builder please view my face book page for photos of work done Bill Proctor Building Services Now working in...

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Mitchell and Milmine Construction

Joined September 2017

Mitchell + Milmine Construction is a small family owned residential building company focused on building quality. We are team players and are committed to working within our community with other locals alike. We are passionate about modern architecture, and believe each home tells a different story, this makes us the perfect partners on your next building adventure. We offer a transparent...

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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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Mike the Builder

Joined June 2010

Hi, I've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 13 years. While I specialise in major renovations and new builds I also do smaller jobs from time to time. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Rocky Ridge Landscape & Construction

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are Landscapers based in Alexandra, happy to travel to other locations like Queenstown, Wanaka, Cromwell and more. We are the South islands only installers of high quality Synthetic grass, Eco Lawn. We also supply and install a variety of quality fences from colour steel to wooden post and rail, retaining walls, pergolas, landscape design, plants and more. Richard is also a qualified builde...

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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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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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Ovoss Builders

Joined May 2008

Hi, Ovoss Builders is a well established small business in Dunedin. We have more than 20 years of building experience and have a vast range of knowledge in the residential and commercial industry. We have an excellent and reliable support system, electricians, plumbers etc. and pride ourselves on innovative solutions and tidy workmanship. We are up to date with the latest techniques, materials and...

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Complete Carpentry

Joined January 2018

I am a fully qualified English carpenter with over 20 years experience, I've worked in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. I complete all aspects of carpentry such as full renovations, decks, pergolas, doors, skirting, architrave, fencing and much more. I'm honest hard working and competitively priced.

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Classic Timber Fences & ANDERSON PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Joined March 2016

Our small team at classic timber fences provides all the services connected with timber fence construction of any type or style. Comprising old fence demolition removal and disposal. New fence supply and construction and both pedestrian and driveway gate construction. As well as prep and painting / staining of these items if required. Also temporary fencing is available for security during the bui...

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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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2020 homes ltd

Joined August 2009

30 + Years in building trade. A Trade qualified Builder and a hard working team. We pride ourselves in working in with our customers and making your vision a reality. We specialize in tricky smaller jobs to complex renovations along with the odd new build. We travel around and can stay on site, with our mobile workshop www.2020homes.co.nz to view our work.

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Remedial Works Tom

Joined January 2017

Hi I have been building for over 25 years. I have a range of skills from commercial and residential, decking, fencing to concrete works, new housing or even your renovation, EQ repairs or just general carpentry/maintenance. I am a LBP licence holder and we guarantee all works big or small. Very competitive with quotes and keeping within budget....

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Blackwood Building

Joined November 2015

Qualified Builder licenced building practitioner. Specialise in residential and commercial builds. Also do renovations across Southland and Otago. Currently based in Queenstown. We also do painting and decorating. Blackwood Building is also proud to be a member of the Master Builders Association.

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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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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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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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The Decksmiths

Joined August 2018

Our focus is building great decks and outdoor living spaces. Whether it be a small or large deck project we can work with you to create a great outdoor living space. We can build your vision or let our designer come up with some ideas for a great outdoor living space. We pride ourselves on quality work and fixed quotes with no surprises. Get in touch today!

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