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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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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Roof and gutter repair

Posted 1 month ago

I have a couple of leaks in my roof and also a downpipe needs to be installed . I dont have any urgent timeframes but would like someone to come and take a look at the job and give me an estimate first .

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Assess home cladding damage

Posted 12 hours ago

I need a builder asap to assess home cladding damage and provide a quote to repair. Photos of some of the damage are attached. Site visit required.

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Shed builder

Posted 1 week ago

Erection of kitset wooden pole shed. 9m x 7.2m. Time frame to start approx mid to late November 2021. Corregated iron roof and cladding. Location Wainui Auckland.

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New build - cheapest ... house possible

Posted 1 month ago

We have a piece of land where we'd like a new house built. The house may become a minor dwelling later, but for now, it is to be the only dwelling. Details below: Budget: under $150,000 Timeframe: under 8 months Size: ... Amenities: 2 bedrooms, living area, kitchen, bathroom (toilet and shower). Quality: Just enough to legally live in. - We have a geotechnical report. - The land is a bit slopy. - It is in a sea-spray zone. - Services are available nearby, but the land is not servi...

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Building a raised vege garden

Posted 2 weeks ago

Wanting to re-enforce an existing garden and build it up with the right boxing/framework to support it. Garden Length is 6M Width is 1.7M Depth is about .6M (60cm) side of fence and about 40cm near side to house. There is a Gap of about 10cm between fence and Garden edge. (so garden is not up hard against fence panels) I would like suitable thick treated (?) timber to support this garden all around it. Ideally would like to raise it higher.

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Pakiri Window

Posted 4 days ago

I discovered some rot in one bottom corner of window frame jamb where the hinge screws to, when painting. Windows are out and I need an experienced builder to replace the affected timber asap.

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Pool house

Posted 3 weeks ago

Freestanding 5m x 4m pool house. Mono pitch roof with posts at from comers and pump shed at rear. Open sided. Existing concrete slab and temporary pump shed already built. Have not had plans drawn as this job is fairly simple and council permit not required. Looking for a builder who can build a structure to code without detailed drawings.

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Remedial Work after 2nd Hand Building delivery

Posted 2 months ago

We will need some additional work after our second had building has been delivered. The building will be delivered to site on the 16th of August. I will add photos once building has been delivered. List of things to be done. - Nail plates and Z nails to tie bearers to piles. (this may be done already on house delivery) - Replace weatherboards in a 2-3 m2 wall section. - Z nail pine/douglas fur rafters/perlins on periphery for wind strengthening. - Repair wet area membrane in bathr...

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Deck

Posted 3 weeks ago

I want a small free standing. Deck completed

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Replacement wooden window frame

Posted 2 months ago

Need a rotten wooden window frame replacing and some parts of the shadow clad exterior has issues. Job must be done by a licensed builder.

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Home Extension

Posted 4 weeks ago

Wanting to get some plans, designs to extend my current property to build 3 bathrooms and one extra room and also extend current rooms to be larger than what they are currently. We are wanting someone to project manage the whole project from start to finish.

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Roof extension for patio

Posted 4 days ago

Extending our roof to create an outside patio above existing deck area. 8x5 metres into existing brick/plaster wood framed house. Coloursteel roof. Have plans and consents in place.

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Carport construction

Posted 1 month ago

Need to build a single car carport over a car parking area. As soon as lockdown is over

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Glamping dome deck and ultilities

Posted 1 month ago

- Build a deck foundation to support the glamping dome and provide area for BBQ - Build internal or external kitchen and bathroom unit, depending on cost and safety

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Deck renovation

Posted 3 weeks ago

We need to pull up the fibrelight sheet and replace it with wooden decking. The deck is 10m x 2m.

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New building quote needed

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for pricing to build our family home. Please reach out for scheme plans needed for quoting

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Kaipara Flats Shed - Whole construction

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are looking for a builder to complete the construction of a 140m2 Shed in Kaipara Kaipara on Rural Land. We have the architectural drawings completed - all timber structure to meet 3604 standard. The cladding materials are steel roof cladding and shaddowclad. New aluminium joinery for windows and doors. The full drawing set will be supplied for quoting. There is power on site already. The site is very flat. The engineer is completing the calcs and detail drawings, should be ready late...

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Standalone garage in weatherboard

Posted 1 week ago

We have a 6 x 10mtr standalone Totalspan garage that we want to replace with a weatherboard garage. The property is in Whangateau (between Matakana and Leigh) It is on a concrete base but we will get this skimmed if required. We would like to know if we will require building consent or what else will be required - replacing like for like and hope to have this done by Christmas if possible otherwise during the summer would be great.

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Sound proofing between duplex houses

Posted 1 month ago

Request sound proofing in joining wall between duplex houses that will eliminate low, deep sounds reverberating between houses. Double story house, 2 bedrooms and lounge require sound proofing

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15 CAMBRIDGE ROAD

Posted 1 month ago

Quote for truss by concept plan

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Recent building reviews

With over 206,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

New Laundry Area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck extension

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Remove old and install new windows/frames in bach

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

garage convert to bedroom

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

13th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Small 1/2 day Albany Heights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of small interior wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internal + fence & deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

sleepout roof repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Carport

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 2
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small internal alterations for office

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower rebuild

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Barn - shelter walls.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior wall repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small cladding repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace 2 Single Garage Doors With One

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Convert patio to conservatory

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Complete finishing of renovation for final COC sign off

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

playground build from kitset.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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AL Builders

Joined January 2021

So we are fresh business who wants to get our name out there. We take our job seriously and take no shortcuts. Built a ton of Decks/Pergolas, fence, and all. We work to our customer's perfection. Howard

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M J building solutions

Joined October 2021

M J building solutions is available for all types of work and always works to high standards and finishing. I take pride in every job completed as being very approachable, friendly and professional. Competitive rates whilst providing a high standard of workmanship.

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Lani

Joined August 2021

Hi, we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. While we specialize in major renovation and new builds we also do smaller jons from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Marcus

Joined September 2018

I have been in construction industry for about 7 years now. Two years in carpentery and now run my own business of installing gib board and Plastering (Gib stop). We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I pride my self on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on time.

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HaydenWills

Joined September 2013

I am licensed builder with 20 years experience in all aspects of building work including renovations bathrooms, kitchens, new builds, maintenance and repairs. I strive for the highest standard through out all my jobs and will always listen to clients needs and offer advise on all queries. I pride myself on finding the most cost effective solutions for all the big and small projects.

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RedwoodEngineering ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi we have been providing engineering solutions for NZ for over 50 years . Key aspect is our ability ask relevant questions and come up with a effective and economical solution

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Rongoa Landscapes LTD

Joined January 2020

Kia Ora, we have been doing landscaping and maintenance for the past 10 years. We specialise in residential and commercial garden maintenance, garden installation, tropical and native gardens, hedge trimming, lawn mowing, garden edging, excervation (digger and bob cat work) and more -including landscaping, softscaping and hardscaping. We also specialise in traditional garden ornaments carved by us...

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Xllent Solutions Limited

Joined December 2020

Hi we are a team of young but professional construction carpenters, who completed their qualification this last year. We are experienced in building sleepouts, fences, decks, drywalls and retaining walls. We are relentless believer of health and safety. We are members of Site Safe NZ. We would welcome the opportunity to assist you with your small to medium size construction projects. We do have...

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Anan handy services

Joined June 2015

hi i do all type handy man jobs. General residental and commercial property Service. Any small jobs or big jobs, pick up , drop off, all gardening works, plastering , painting, leak fixing etc

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Binh Duc Limited

Joined August 2017

Hi there. We are a team of three experienced Vietnamese tilers and waterproofers who have been working together on some general bathroom renovations, tiling and waterproofing for the last 8 years. No matter how small or big your job is, we’ll always get it done on time and at a very high standard. We're Certified Mapei and Bostik Waterproofing products, it's mean we can provides PS3 Waterproofing...

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FIX N FLO

Joined July 2020

What we do We can fit your dream home’s plumbing in 3 steps: drainage, rough in and fit off. Whenever we are called to a job, we always put our customers first. We do this by providing quality services, arriving on time, and always providing our customers with multiple price points and options. This allows us to get the job done and stay affordable. Satisfaction We strive to be the best in...

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Good building & construction limited

Joined September 2021

We are new on Builderscrack but specialised in project management, major renovation, new builds and commercial for many years. New build at Hobsonville, Kumeu, renovation at Epsom, Remuera, Schnapper rock, commercial project at kumeu and Henderson film studio... We are very professional, qualified and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Barney Lennon Contracting

Joined December 2017

Hi, My family has been in the trade for decades. I'm a qualified & licensed builder (carpenter) who has worked on a wide range of high end residential construction. I am very competent in every aspect of the building trade.

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Wardrobe World

Joined September 2019

We specialise in storage solutions - whether it be kitchens, wardrobes, sliding doors, laundry fit outs or garage storage units we have you covered. We also provide GIB, plaster and painting/decorating services. Whatever the job may be, we will be 100% transparent and provide you with our very best quality and service. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Blackstone Project Management

Joined June 2019

We provide fixed price / fixed timeframe renovations for homeowners and property investors from kitchens and bathrooms through to full interior and exterior renovations, basement conversion and extensions. With extensive experience in the building and construction industry and a great team we are able to offer peace-of-mind that your renovation project will be done effectiently and to a high stan...

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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Jacks building

Joined July 2016

Hi I've been building for 8 years here to do maintenance work for residential or commercial. I specialize in high end residential work. My rates is reasonable and I get the job done with time and quality.

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Bracey Builders Limited

Joined October 2020

Hi, Bracey Builders is a father/son business based in Auckland city. Grant with over 45 years experience, and Dylan with 8 years experience. Both of us have been working in the residential game working on a range of villas and bungalows for many years now and no job is too big or too small for us. With our ample knowledge of the building game we can provide you with a top quality finished product,...

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NZ Builders and Painters

Joined April 2017

We do every task and project to the highest standard with quality control procedures in place to promote our work.We have highly skilled and competent staff to do Painting, Retaining, Fencing, Concreting,Landscaping from designing up to construction . dressage arena's and major maintenance work,in the residential and commercial sector. We strive for perfection and have a large crew to get in and...

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Sione

Joined October 2016

Hi there, My name is Sione Fa owner operator of Saiyan Chippy Limited. I am a qualified builder with my LBP license & over 10 years experience. At Saiyan chippy our small team is reliable, hardworking, offers competitive quotes & we hold ourselves to the highest of standards. If you would like to see some of our work please feel free to check out our Instagram page ...

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