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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

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, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

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

Extension Fernhill

Posted 10 months ago

This is a two storied house, with the top story larger than the bottom story. The job is to fill in the reminder of the bottom floor with two bedrooms, thus making the two stories the same size. Requires two external wall. Have just received building consent so ready to go. not sure of cost.

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Pole shed

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for a qualified builder to build a kitset pole shed in Lake Hawea and add internal framing for a portion of it to make it a habitable apartment that's able to be consented

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Car port

Posted 2 months ago

quote to build/install car port

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Door frame replacement

Posted 2 months ago

Door frame needs to be replaced for interior door that will lock at night.

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Building equipment and materials

Posted 11 months ago

For sale equipment and materials (mine) that are on my section I want to sell/removed. There are concrete shutters/boxing, reinforcing, pavers, insulation. would like removed asap so the section can be eventually sold.

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Studio

Posted 3 weeks ago

A 45 square meters granny flat to be built Approved RC & BC and architecture plan available on request Fixed pricing invited

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Add outside door to bedroom

Posted 1 week ago

Replace window with small door to outside bedroom wall.

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House

Posted 5 months ago

Concrete Basement Level 1 & Level 2 timber Framed. 350m2 Please register Interest Contractors with capacity to start construction March 2021.

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Carport & Workshop

Posted 3 months ago

We need assistance to cost the attached up to framing stage urgently. We only require the labour component to be costed, not materials and are wanting number of hours as hourly charge. We are hoping to move on this as soon as tomorrow.

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Cat door installation

Posted 1 month ago

I am wanting quotes on getting a catdoor installed into a wooden door

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Timber fascia extension

Posted 4 months ago

Fascia on a deck needs to be extended and painted as per photo

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Very Simple New Build

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for a builder with space in their calendar to squeeze in a small build. I'm looking to build in Northlake beginning in May (or as soon as you can). The house is approx. 120sqm - just finalising plans now. It's a very simple layout, just a rectangle with a double garage, 3 beds and 2 bathrooms. The sketch underneath is roughly what it'll be. The budget isn't big (about $350,000) so there won't be anything fancy.

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Toilet & kitchen renovations

Posted 4 months ago

Mens and ladies toilets and break room area to be renovated. Full renovation including tiling and flooring for all areas. New door for ladies. New cabinetry for break room area.

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Granny Flat

Posted 5 months ago

Build a 45 square meters granny flat per approved architecture plan and resource consent

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Carpport

Posted 1 month ago

after some one to give me cost for a double Car port, or to erect a pre bought steel one

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Labour Only Carpentry - New 197SQM House

Posted 7 months ago

Due to an expanding workload for 2021, Blueview are looking for new carpentry crews to work on some of our new home builds scheduled for 2021 on a labour only basis. The first of which is the construction of a new 197 square metre house in Alpine Estate. Given the premium nature of both the subdivision and the build, the awarded carpenters must have very high standards of workmanship, professionalism, communication and experience. If the carpentry on this new home is completed to a high standa...

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Weatherboard replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Assessment and repair of external weather boards affected by water damage.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 9 months ago

We own a house in Highview Terrace Goldfields. It’s been on the market and a purchasers building inspection has found a leak in a shower going down to a bathroom below. I know it’s a builders least favourite job but we’re keen to get it sorted ASAP. It’s a short term rental property but it’s fairly quiet at the moment. Cheers

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Sound proofing wall

Posted 10 months ago

A wall in the master bedroom is adjoining to another bathroom. At times this is proving to be very noisy. I'd like someone to add an extra layer of gib on top of a frame of 2x4s on top of the existing wall. Ideally the same person can do the stopping. There are 2x power sockets on the wall which I am happy to organise with a electrician friend.

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General Building /Repair work done

Posted 4 months ago

Hi I need someone on Monday 29th to remove and put back a glass balustrade, ( to allow furniture ingress) repair of folding doors to washing cupboard, installation of security stays , fix 2 x sticking doors , put a lock on a downstairs cupboard, swap over fridge doors and put up key lock box

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Find Builders in Queenstown Lakes

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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IB Build Ltd

Joined October 2013

Hey my name is Ian Burt I have been in the building industry for more than 15+ years now and have successfully ran my company IB BUILD LTD since Jan 2016 My work has always been to a high standard and I expect the same from all sub-contractors who work along side me. I have a National Certificate in Carpentry and am a fully Licenced Building Practitioner (LBP). I am looking for any small...

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Grid Construction Ltd

Joined October 2016

Hi, We specialize in anything building. Whether its a small maintenance job, through to your dream home or renovation. I am a LBP Accredited qualified builder and pride myself on working to deadlines providing high quality workmanship. Get in touch for competitive pricing. Look forward to working with you.

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Blackwood Building

Joined November 2015

Qualified Builder licenced building practitioner. Specialise in residential and commercial builds, renovations and retaining walls. We also do painting and decorating. Based in Invercargill we work across the entire Southland region and Queenstown.

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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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Stroud Homes Queenstown Lakes

Joined August 2019

Hi we’ve been building new homes, alterations, repairs, decks, extensions, sheds and any other building jobs for central Otago families for a number of years. No job is to big or small. We are part of the master builders association and a licenced building practitioner.

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Tekapo Building Ltd and Home Renovation Specialists

Joined May 2020

Our team provides high quality, yet affordable renovations that can be customised to suit your needs. We can help you modify and create a seamless space whatever it may be; Bathroom, Kitchen. Get in touch with us today! We also have a team of experienced Builders for any New Builds you may want priced.

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Emerain property maintenance

Joined April 2018

Hi there, We have years of experience in property maintenance and renovations. We are able to do any types of work small or big jobs you ... cluding General electrical, plumbing, plastering , painting, commercial/residential cleaning , decking, fence , landscape any repair or renovation.Also I have years of experience in troubleshoot and fix appliances. Let us know know if we can help you w...

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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Lewis Wallace

Joined November 2016

Hi I am a qualified builder based in Tarras. I pride myself on quality and enjoy my job. I do a wide range of work from renovations and new builds to farm pole sheds and small maintenance jobs. If you’d like to meet and discuss your job please get in touch. Kind regards Lewis Wallace.

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

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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Fulton Construction Limited

Joined September 2019

Residential Construction specialist -Licensed Building Contractor (LBP) -Specialised in complex architectural housing and renovations -Current First Aid for all employees

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Blueview Developments Ltd

Joined April 2011

Blueview Development and Construction Custom new homes. Design & build service. Bespoke house & land packages. Investment property development. Wanaka. Queenstown. Cromwell.

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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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DS Built ltd

Joined October 2014

Hi I have 16 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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John rawlinson

Joined February 2016

I am a trade qualified builder with extensive experience in all aspects of residential building, from small maintenance tasks right up to complete new builds and everything in between. I offer very competitive rates as I work for myself and my overheads are minimum. Fast, friendly and honest service is what I aim to achieve along with top quality workmanship.

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Erne construction Ltd

Joined September 2015

Erne construction Ltd based in Christchurch. Working in the greater Canterbury region and South Island. Specialising In Architectural homes, Renovations, Alterations, EQR and commercial. For a Quote please contact Stephen ... ...

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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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BIG Time Contractors LTD

Joined November 2019

We're a locally owned and operated Building and Construction Company serving up quality results in and around Central Otago! LBP and NZCB member, 10+ years in the industry. Don't hesitate to call Brook for a friendly no obligation chat about your next project. "BIG Time Contractors - Tradesman you can rely on"

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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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Fix It Fox Handyman Services

Joined December 2020

No Job Too Small. Hands on Engineer. I have built a broad spectrum of residential and engineering items. I have a full suite of skills - fabrication, building, roofing, plumbing, drainage, electrical etc ie classical handyman who does well in all trades. Good tool base. Multiple trailers. Can cart 9m lengths. Engineers built the world.

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