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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Building a kitset garage and retaining wall

Posted 5 months ago

I'm looking for a builder to construct a kitset garage +workshop (probably from Goldpine or totalspan) that will not require consent. The job will include pouring the concrete pad and lining the workshop walls. Before this, we'll also need a small retaining wall built.

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Works required on 2 x relocatable homes

Posted 1 month ago

2 x relocatable homes need finishing off before tenanting. Already on site. Start as soon as practical. Work required as follows: External baseboards and trap doors for 2 x houses 2 x decks built 2 x stairs built Remove old chimney walls Shift 4 meters of internal wall back a metre Replace rotten cladding to one side of building Fix cupboards and bench top Install missing pieces of internal trim Plane a few doors Quote required. Please phone Michael on ... Thanks

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Builder's Report

Posted 10 months ago

After quotes and timeframe for a builder's report on a 1960s house in Bulls, 100m2.

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New Build

Posted 7 months ago

Looking for quotes to build a new home. 2 bedroom or a studio. Thanks

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Poleshed build

Posted 6 months ago

Building a 10.5x9m poleshed with concrete base. Majority of the work will be done by myself and family, just need help with pouring the concrete etc, setting the poles and maybe some consulting. Planning to do this last week of Nov/first week of Dec. Pretty flexible on dates.

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Three room extension

Posted 6 months ago

We're looking for someone to build three bedrooms and a bathroom as an addition to the small one room cottage we have recently purchased. Firstly we are wanting advice on the most practical and economical options including kitset or relocatable buildings. After that, we'd like the work started as soon as possible. There will be some demolition and excavation required as there is an outbuilding attached to the existing cottage but we would do this ourselves. The cottage is in fairly rough condi...

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Swapping windows around

Posted 1 year ago

We need a ranch slider taken out and swapped with a window first we need a fixed price quote.

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Alter brick chimney

Posted 2 weeks ago

expand size of open fireplace

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Relocatable house marton builder

Posted 7 months ago

Relocatable house has been moved in Marton and needs some interior jobs to be done inside. Put some new gib up, fix bits and pieces, put up a ceiling in kitchen and bathroom. Looking for someone asap Melina ... thanks

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Ceiling/Roof Quote/Repairs

Posted 1 week ago

We have a small water leak coming through a light fixture in one of our bedrooms and we are wanting to get someone to come out and advise what the issue is, how bad it is and quote for repair work. The water was just a drip and only lasted for a few minutes. And we have had a lot of rain but never had this issue previously.

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Water damage repair

Posted 6 months ago

Building inspection has identified water damage inside wall. Removed gib and lower dwang and studs are rotten from suspected run off from concrete patio. Need to be fixed ASAP as we are selling the house.

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Conservatory

Posted 9 months ago

construct a conservatory attached to a house We recently bought a retirement town house in Marton. It currently has a small conservatory attached to the house and we wish to replace this with a new, larger one measuring 3.9 mtrs by 2.6 mtrs. We anticipate it will have an opening door on a short side and a slider on the longer side and would like to discuss it with your rep. We would appreciate if you would let us know if you are interested and make contact with us to visit the site and prepa...

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Fire cell - Boiler

Posted 9 months ago

Frame out a wall approx 4m x 3m, fit fire door, fit a layer each side of fireline 16mm gib, stop accordinagally, siccor lift available and a manual hand to lift sheets of gib, inside work so any weather, labour only and materials +20% open book

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Building walls

Posted 1 year ago

Needing some help with building installing beam for load bearing wall and also building new wall. Looking to do as much work myself as possible under instruction.

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Timber Paling Fence

Posted 1 year ago

I am in the process of getting quotes in order to demolish the existing fence, and build a new neighbouring timber paling fence. The fence is around 51m long, and we would also like to add a concrete mowing strip underneath.

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Remove a brick chimney and fireplace

Posted 1 year ago

Remove a brick chimney and old concrete structure (see photo)

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Large shed roof

Posted 2 months ago

install roof on 90 sqm shed

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Self contained sleep out

Posted 1 year ago

Would like a 10mx 3m self contained sleep out to be constructed on our property. I would prefer the LBP to consult with council etc and handle permits/consents.

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Partitioning wall

Posted 4 months ago

2.4w x 2.7h re line old fire place wall. 3.7w x 2.7h partitioning wall with door.

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Three new house

Posted 7 months ago

foundation carpentry three new houses together

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Denzel Building Ltd

Joined September 2009

Hi,I am a Qualified builder who has been building for 20+ year's,I have my own business and over that time have had great success,we do anything from letter box's to new house's.We do free quotes and are very professional and do a high standard of work.

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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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Champion Building Solutions

Joined February 2019

Hi we are a small locally owned business specialising in bathrooms, decks, fences and concrete projects. We are professionals and take pride in our work and are driven by quality workmanship.

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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Manaia Build Nz

Joined February 2020

... ... New Kitchens. Bespoke custom furniture. Entertainment Units. Shop Fit outs. High End cabinetry. Renivations. New Bathrooms. New Showers. New Flooring. Staircases. Decks. New Houses. All Building works. Text or call ... ... ...

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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

Palmer construction is a well established building business with a passion for house renovation and all general building and property maintenance including painting.

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are Nu Vista 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 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 and understand what you want so that we can de...

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Jordan Ellery Building

Joined May 2019

Hi, I have currently been building for 7.5 years. I am a qualified builder with a diverse set of skills which I have learnt over mainly residential renovations based in Palmerston North. I am very confident with most building related work and also have experience in painting, plastering, roofing and concrete laying . I take pride in the finishing details and also my time management skills.

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Callaghan Construction

Joined January 2018

We strive to maintain integrity, fairness and honesty in our relationships with all our customers, suppliers, subcontractors and associates. ​There are a lot of companies out there that do what we do. They share the same what and how. But our clients work with us for our why and our who. We're minds and makers with business sense and creative chop.

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De building maintenance services

Joined June 2020

Hi there for the last 19 years i have covered alot of trades building, cleaning, washdowns and painting anything to do with home maintenance also I have managed a property maintenance company with over 250 employees plus sub contractors. in the manawatu /Whanganui regions. I provide competitive quotes and complete jobs to a very high standard and efficient time frames.

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Aaron Crosby Building and maintence

Joined July 2018

Hi I have just moved to Wanganui. I am a self employed builder that has been in the business for 23 years. DESCRIPTION OF WORK General repairs and maintenance, bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, roofing, decks, veranda's, fences, anything at all. No job too small. I'm extremely reliable and if my quote is excepted I will not let you down. I pride myself to be the best that I can. Warm re...

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Smileys decks and fences

Joined May 2017

Have been building for the last 4 years. Looking for weekend/after work jobs to get a bit of extra money. I will work hard to give you a finished product you love at a great rate.

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Reno Services

Joined September 2016

I offer non structural building work and renovation services for investment & residential properties. I pride myself on being on time and getting the project competed within the agreed timeframe and cost.

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Hawkes Bay, Manawatu/ Whanganui, and Nelson-Tasman regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioners) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope o...

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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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TLR Construction

Joined June 2020

Hi, I have over 15 years experience in the construction industry and pride myself on completing work to a high standard. I look forward to meeting you to discuss what we can offer.

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Rapid construction

Joined November 2018

HI, we have been doing residential fencing and decks for the last 2 years. while we are specialized in two sectors one being residential fencing and decks and other being plasterboard installs for renovation works. we do other jobs as well, anything from water blasting to minor renovations to verandahs - pergolas and even those small property repairs. we are professional and reliable at reasona...

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Xyz Builders Ltd

Joined July 2019

Putting a plan to action, to assure your satisfaction! Hi I'm Jay McRoberts. A qualified Licensed building practitioner who's been in the industry for 10 years. Building new homes and renovating exsisting houses. For all your general building, maintenance and repair work servicing the manawatu through to horowhenua Contact Xyz builders Ltd Building smarter

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JS Build

Joined July 2016

Kia ora, A licensed qualified builder, with experience in both residential/commercial building and renovation/alterations, a passion for my job with perfection as my default, it would be a pleasure to assist in any way I can to assure a 100% satisfaction even after work has commenced to retain a good relationship and client base to the utmost professional standard.

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BlackRidge Building and Landscaping

Joined November 2016

BlackRidge Building and Landscaping is a newly established Wanganui based company. While we specialise in kitchen and bathroom renovations and small alterations, we also do smaller jobs from time to time. BlackRidge

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