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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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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Three new house

Posted 1 year ago

foundation carpentry three new houses together

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Building a kitset garage and retaining wall

Posted 10 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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Three room extension

Posted 11 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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Works required on 2 x relocatable homes

Posted 6 months 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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Conservatory

Posted 1 year 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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Water damage repair

Posted 11 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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New Build 100SQM

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, I'm needing a professional to build an affordable AND quality home. SQM 80-100. Pictures to follow. Contact me for more info and to give me your quotes. Thanks!

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Poleshed build

Posted 11 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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Alter brick chimney

Posted 5 months ago

expand size of open fireplace

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Fire cell - Boiler

Posted 1 year 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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Ceiling/Roof Quote/Repairs

Posted 5 months 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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Building Repairs/Bathroom Work/Council Requirements

Posted 3 months ago

Rotten Wood around Windows, Rotten Wall Repair Replace Main Bathroom Achieve Council CCC for Main Bathroom and Ensuite Other smaller repairs

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Relocatable house marton builder

Posted 1 year 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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Internal guttering

Posted 2 weeks ago

Old brick commercial building in High Street Marton urgently needs internal guttering replaced/ relined - Butonal?

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Large shed roof

Posted 7 months ago

install roof on 90 sqm shed

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Partitioning wall

Posted 9 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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Wall Removal

Posted 5 months ago

3 internal walls removing from kitchen - they are load bearing .

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General external reconstruction

Posted 2 months ago

Complete work already started. 1. finish cladding process, have new top and side boards to put up 2. Install soffits, above where deck is... 3. Finish rebuild decks, around 4 sides of the house, including posts and rail... 4. Close in area for water pump, small area under a deck 5. Fix roof (level when deck is done...?) And some new guttering. We still need to paint as well - first undercoat is done but have to do 2nd undercoat then 2 top coats... We have all wood, soffits and deck panels...

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New Build

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Replace interior wall in lounge

Posted 2 months ago

Remove scrim and wood planks, line walls with insulation and put up Gib board in lounge area. Materials already purchased.

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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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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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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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C T Carpentry Ltd

Joined August 2020

Hi, I'm a Qualified and Licenced builder who loves what she does. Specializing in smaller building jobs such as decks, fences, home maintenance and renovations I get immense satisfaction from seeing the end product of my hard work and always strive for a top end result.

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NZ CCS ltd

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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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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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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Refresh Renovations Manawatu

Joined August 2012

Refresh renovations is New Zealand's leading design and build home improvement specialist offering a range of services including: Create more space | Open plan living | Kitchen Renovations | Bathroom Renovations | Warm up homes | Create indoor outdoor flow | Refresh rooms | Outdoor Renovation | Re-clad and insulate The focus of Refresh Renovations is on designing to your budget and building to...

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M3 building and concrete Ltd

Joined June 2019

I am a small building and concrete business that works in manawatu and the wider region with a little over 15 years experience and are big on small jobs work speaks for itself check out my Instagram at jmoorepay

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JKlass Construction Limited

Joined September 2021

Hi there we have been building for 10 plus years with experience in high end homes to small renovations. Specialise in finishing work. (Shopefitter by trade) Open to anything, Kids play houses, toys, Man caves, or just a revamp of your kitchen or bathroom. We pride ourselves in doing an A-Class job to the highest of quality. No jobs too small

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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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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd NZ Property Maintenance Solutions Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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superstruct building services

Joined January 2019

We are an honest local company that offers a range of building services from new houses and renovations, to customized projects. From the most budget conscious customer through to those wanting bespoke custom designed work, we can meet your needs! Call us today for service with a difference.

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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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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . We have over 35 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . We do everything from New Kitchens /Bathrooms, Complete make overs, Tiling, Maintenance of Rentals, House Painting Just ask Now with having a Digger and Truck we are abl...

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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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Crescent Construction Ltd

Joined August 2020

We provide services in the residential sector of construction and renovation in Auckland, Manawatu - Wanganui, New Plymouth and Taranaki Region. Our team removes the complexity in building projects and will ensure that your vision and ideas come to life. We want to make the experience of working with us a positive one for you. You’re busy. You have better things to do than deal with the str...

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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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Manawatu quality builders ltd

Joined July 2021

Hi there, we’ll it says it all in our name company name. Quailty starts at the beginning. We specialise in maintaince, small jobs, renovations and new house builds. With myself trade qualified and a LBP, my forman and apprentice we provide big results with good pricing and turn around.

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rack construction ltd

Joined June 2019

hi i am a builder who has 7 years experience in all fields of carpentry from new builds renovations light landscaping (fences and decks to pergolas) and i am happy to undertake even the smaller jobs from time to time.

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista 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 also offer in house interior design services 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...

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