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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Assembly of a steel garage/shed

Posted 2 days ago

Assemble on the new concrete base a steel Garage/Shed. I have the assembly manual the garage came with. Overal size is just under 6m x 4m

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Home Reno Project - Need a master builder

Posted 6 days ago

We are currently on the process of purchasing a house in Kaukapakapa, so the house is not ours yet. It's a 90s house that needs modernising. We want to put in wood flooring, double glaze the windows, knock down some walls to make bigger space, new carpeting, some shelving, new fire place and some painting too. We want some electrical work done as well. We want an all in one project. If this sounds like you, we want to do a walkthrough with you in the house and get your honest opinion on what...

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Minor dwelling Parakai

Posted 1 month ago

I want to put a minor dwelling on my section in Parakai. I would like to build a basic 2 bed 1 bath with laundry space approximately 56m2. I'm still at the stage where I need to get plans drawn up and would like the builders advise while doing so.

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Solution required to stop rain coming into carport.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Partially enclosed Carport that can be exposed to rain in windy conditions, looking for a solution to prevent this if possible. Seeking builder or handy person to fix the problem if possible.

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Labour only, QS done. 10sqm sleepout, build to code.

Posted 1 month ago

We build top of the line sleepouts and have one in Makarau (Rodney) ready to go. QS done, no consents needed so it’s as simple as showing up, doing the business and showing us what you can do. Labour only, paying real rates for real quality. Do a good job and it could be the beginning of something beautiful (and smaller jobs to fit in between bigger ones) Get in touch, we’re ready to start soon!

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New house extensions

Posted 1 week ago

Work with current buider onsite

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Build New Viewing Deck and Internal Walls for New Bedroom

Posted 2 days ago

Need a qualified LBP to build a New Viewing Deck and install Spiral Staircase. Also need to build Internal walls for new bedroom and new ceiling bracing above. Drawings available. Building Consent has been issued. Immediate start preferred but not essential.

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Garage to Bedroom Conversion

Posted 1 month ago

We are buying a house in Stanmore Bay that has a unconsented Garage Conversion, double garage half converted to a bedroom. We want it stripped back to garage and rebuilt to gain compliance. We need an estimate for how much to budget at the moment and understand that this takes time so we are willing to pay. There is also an external entertainment area that need rework. Its too big and doesn't have compliance either.

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Remove fireplace

Posted 1 week ago

Remove Masport inbuilt fireplace and incorporate space into the lounge.

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Top soil wanted

Posted 1 month ago

Free Top soil wanted in Dairy Flat. We have a large section in need of lots of topsoil as per photo. This is half of the land - the whole of the section will need to be covered. Can not pick up so delivery would be appreciated.

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Wall lining and timber frame needs repair

Posted 3 weeks ago

A small area between two noggins over time has let in water from the Top Plate seeping through to the bottom plate. It needs replacement of the timber and then sealed. Gib will need to be reinstated. Licensed Builder Necessary

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Kaipara Flats New Build

Posted 2 weeks ago

Licensed builders, labour only carpentry team wanted for new build of single level home and separate triple garage. Consented and scheduling to start early/mid March. This is a quality build so looking for a well organised, experienced team with high build standards and proven site management skills inc health and safety policies in place. Please only apply if you meet all criteria as will be fully reference checked. thanks.

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Small window to be made into a sliding door or large window

Posted 2 months ago

Hello We are looking at Making a window into a larger window or sliding door.. Red Beach area. Are you able to come round and give us a quote. Paul ...

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Steel frame kit home new build

Posted 2 days ago

I am looking for a builder that can do a fixed priced build using the imagine kit homes (..., they are a steel frame home imported from Australia. New build on a flat site. Alternatively a fixed price build of another system that is quick to build. e.g. durapanel, another steel frame house company. I have 25 working days for due diligence and need the quote by the end of the period, so if you can work quickly and meet then this would be great. I'll be looking at something like the Arch...

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Boutique

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need an experienced but not licensed builder to help with wardrobe shelving installation, skirtings, other work as required to get finished for market. Please call Rosemary ...

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Build me a Bedroom Please

Posted 2 months ago

Line existing garage, remove roller door and enclose space, put in existing sliding door and window, open up to existing bathroom area, enclose existing door, put in new wall to create room to move laundry to. All refurbishment work.

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New outdoor entertaining area

Posted 1 month ago

Gidday all, We require a qualified builder who is experienced in building retaining walls, split level decks and fences. Currently we have drainlayers and diggers in, fixing the drainage around the back and two sides of our house. They will also clear out the water tank and make way for the builder to work his magic. I myself am clearing out all existing retaining walls, fences and decks. Giving you a blank canvas to work with. The retaining wall is the big project. It will be supportin...

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Seal under-side of house - block all entry points for pests

Posted 3 weeks ago

This is going to be a slightly difficult in that you will need to work underneath the house - definitely suited to someone a bit smaller ! We have had issue with possums getting into our ceiling. We need to block up all access points.

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New timber framed single level house build

Posted 3 weeks ago

Builder required for a new 197m2 timber framed home in the "old" Omaha area. Existing house is being demolished ready for the new house to be built in its place. 155m2 House is on timber pile foundations with a 42m2 concrete floor internal access garage. Labour only.

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Fixing Gate & Putting up Sail Cloths on Deck

Posted 2 months ago

We require an experienced builder or Hammerhand with the right tools to fix a heavy gate that has come off it's hinges on one side, and also to affix a couple of Sail Cloths we bought on to the deck. The gate needs some bolts or whatever is required to secure it back to the side it has broken off from as shown in the pictures. Just one side of the gate remains. We have the Sail Cloths & just need the person to put posts up to affix & secure fixtures of sail cloth.

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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.

Kaukapakapa pool gates

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clothes Line to be installed on fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th August 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

29 Rishworth Ave

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th January 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage Jib repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Internal walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replace broken weatherboards

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Minor renovation in Kumeu

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement screen for carport

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small fence build

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th April 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repairs to bungalow

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Coastal cedar extension. Coffee each morning for a good builder.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th September 2017

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 2
Schedule
 2
Communication
 4

New Window and window cavity.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Easy installation of 7mm ply on ceiling

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th August 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Demolish wreck of a garage & leaky carport

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th March 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gibbing and window install

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

30th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Half wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th April 2017

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

New balustrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Demolish stairs and fix gib wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Compost bins

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

General maintenance work no demolition required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th April 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Find Builders in Rodney

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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AWM Limited

Joined January 2018

AWM Ltd is an Asbestos and Methamphetamine removal company which is licensed with WorkSafe to remove both Class A & Class B contaminated material. Asbestos can be found in textured ceilings, cladding, fencing , lino and roofing in both residential and commercial areas. We have our own Supervisors and a Telarc Certified Safety Management System in place. Services Include: * Supply testing f...

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True Timber LTD

Joined October 2013

Hi, my name is Danny and I have been in the building industry for over 17 years. Over this period I have learnt a great deal and what stands out to me the most is that people are looking for workmen that they can trust. I have also learnt that trust is a two way street. We are not a team of cheap handymen and if this is what you are in need of, please look elsewhere. I have had the pleasure of wor...

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Quality Roofing

Joined January 2018

Hi there, My name is Laken, an experienced roofer (5 years). I take pride in my work and stand by every job. I am proud to say I have a solid track record of roofing and labouring projects, both independently and as a team player. I am able to provide labour (skill & expertise) to home & business owners for small to medium size jobs (given materials are provided) , and come equipped with my 3...

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Swanson Builders

Joined May 2018

Swanson Builders have been helping people achieve their dream homes through renovations for the last two years. Before that Ash worked in many building sectors, such as interior fit out, formwork construction, landscaping and extensions and renovations. This has given him invaluable skills to help you achieve your vision, whatever that looks like for you.

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TTZ contractors

Joined July 2016

Hi there, My name is Tee. I am a qualified joinerer and have been in the shopfitting industry for 13 years. Most recently I've been project managing, building and installing kitchens all over Auckland in new homes and replacing existing kitchens. I'm a friendly guy (happy to work around pets and families!), clean worker and very honest. I'll treat your home as if it was my own and take pride t...

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JS Build

Joined February 2017

Hi there, the team at Simm Projects limited, we are licensed building practioners (LBP) with a broad knowledge on all residential building types from new builds, high end renovation, right down to decks and fences. We pride ourselves on top communication, high quality and the motive to get jobs done on deadlines and to budget. We're a friendly hardworking team that are happy to assist with any que...

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JH Construction Ltd

Joined February 2018

Jamie is a Certified Builder and a licensed building practitioner (LBP). With over 17 years experience held by the managing director, we have experience in all aspects of building including, but not limited to, new builds, renovations, extensions, recladding and decking. J.H. Construction is a professional, honest and reliable business.

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Toth Construction Services

Joined April 2017

Hi. I am working on a new build at the moment. Also have experience with renovations and general maintenance . Many years experience with grinding concrete floors and applying resin coatings, Crack Repairs, and control joints.I pride myself with attention to detail at the same time working hard and smart to finish the job within budget and expected time frames.

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SEAL CONTRACTOR

Joined September 2018

We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 10 years. While we do a renovations and new builds we also do landscaping, stone wall, fencing and property maintenance .At the same time, we outsource, hire our team at different construction site for a very affordable rate. We are very professional and reliable, the teams always work hard to meet deadlines for project completion...

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Hyperion Construction

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are licensed builders and have been building new homes to commercial renovations from small to big jobs. We would be more happy to show you what services we can provide and have been providing with a quote and you can choose only if you are satisfied.

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Brightwood Homes

Joined December 2018

Home builder with extensive commercial construction background. Clear, concise, no surprises quotes. High standard of communication, exceptional work quality and ethics. We can handle variety of work, from large new builds and townhouses, to small size additions and alterations. We can do 'turn key' packages or we can work with your design.

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BLK Plumbing Ltd

Joined November 2018

BLK Plumbing Ltd are a team of Plumbing, Drainlaying and Gas Fitting Experts ready for any task big or small.. With years of experience, Our team will leave you satisfied with your mind at ease that the job has been done correctly and at a fair price. We aim to provide the highest Quality of New Zealand workmanship and don't cut corners when it comes to delivering a superior and Quality leve...

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stein construction nz Ltd

Joined February 2019

I'm 35 Years in the construction business. I'm do renovations and small new build work including Gib-stopping, exterior and interior painting and smaller carpentry jobs. I'm providing a professional quality work on time. Ask me for a free quote for your job.

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ctc civil

Joined July 2010

We have been in buiness for 16years as ctc civil ( and working in the industry for over 25 years) We specialise in drainage, concrete works (floor slabs, drives etc), footing, piles, earthmoving, underground services,hot mix,tilt panels, retaining walls and sub-divisions etc. We work in the residential and commercial fields, jobs large and small and are very competitive. We are a close commited te...

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Houses by Design

Joined February 2018

Hi, I have been designing houses for 20 years and am a registered Design Practitioner. I pride myself with great planned layouts and clever thought to living. During this time I have built and done any and all building work on my own projects and for friends. I offer personnel and friendly attention to your job with care and full disclosure of costings. I am quick and efficient.

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N E Construction

Joined March 2018

Nick Elliott Construction Covers all aspects of the Building and Construction Industry, We have a Team who specializes in Residential Building Renovations, Bathrooms Decks Etc, We also have a a small range Earth moving equipment to get all your Earth moving and piling done

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D R Builders ltd

Joined January 2018

D.R Builders is owned and operated by Daniel Russell. With 15 years experience in the building industry D.R Builders now specialize in renovations , additions, decks and exteriors. We love what we do and take pride in our work to deliver a top quality finish.

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are uk qualified with over 30 yrs experience. LBP carpenter & site 2. We specialize in repairs,bathrooms and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting.We are very flexible to your needs.

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One Little Job Ltd

Joined May 2012

I am a licensed builder with 40 years experience. I have been self employed for most of those years. I have worked on many of the biggest projects in Auckland including Princes Wharf. I can supply references if required...

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Oddjob Group Limited

Joined November 2018

Welcome to OddJob. We are specialists in home maintenance, repairs and replacement. Covering everything from Painting to kitchen & bathroom remodels. We are based in Greenhithe, Auckland and offer our services to the greater Auckland region. Think your job is too small? Give us a call, we do it all!

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