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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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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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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 [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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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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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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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Are you wondering what cladding to choose for your new build? Is your existing cladding looking dilapidated and ripe for renovation? Recladding your home will breathe new life into its appearance. In this article, we give you the information to choose the right cladding for your home. Ext

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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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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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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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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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

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

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Steel garage installation

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am looking for a team that experienced to erect a widespan steel garage, including frame, roof wrap underlay, cladding and sectional door. The garage size is 10m x 8m, location is in Rotorua. Building consent, concrete foundation and the kitset will be ready and supplied to you.

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Reclad of commercial frontage

Posted 4 months ago

I have a frontage of a building needs reclad asap. Its cement sheet about ten years old

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House extension

Posted 4 months ago

Approx 40m2 house extension - extra bedroom, walk in wardrobe and en-suite Consent will be done in conjunction with a garage build which is contracted separately

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Minor wall/gib repair

Posted 1 month ago

Some wall cut outs looking for leaks needs replacing and skimming. We can paint it ourselves

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Replace entrance door and cutting the bottom of the interior door.

Posted 2 months ago

Entrance door - currently it can’t be closed because the door frame is broken and the entrance door need to replace as well. Interior doors- after the new carpet has installed, it can’t be closed so need to cut the bottom of the interior door.

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Roof extension

Posted 3 months ago

Clearlite roof extension over existing veranda

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House Renovation -Rotorua

Posted 4 months ago

We are in a lookout for a great builder to help us for a renovation.Settlement is on 3rd of April so would likely to have access on 4th of Apr.So looking at renovating the kitchen, bathroom , fixing the roof and walls.Thanks.

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Ceiling repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

Remove damaged pinex ceiling panels (three) and replace with same or gib.

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Removal of bookcase & replacing section of wall

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there, We are after someone to remove a bookcase that is recessed in a wall and replace with framing and gib, including any plastering that may be needed, to allow a heatpump to be installed. Disregard expected cost on this post as we are unsure. After quality work for a decent price.

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House repairs and maintenance

Posted 1 month ago

Internal and external house maintenance to start Friday 12 June, I have photos and building report that I can forward to you to help . Jobs to be completed: spouting repairs and sealing, sealing off Hwc overflow pipe on roof, repair loose window hinges and door handles, install range hood exhaust fan in kitchen, replace or repair bedroom doors, sealing toilet pipe to cladding in bathroom, clean and paint the roof.

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Window Removal

Posted 1 week ago

We have a window that needs removing and the remaining gap walled in again. We would first like to know how much this will cost then will award the job asap.

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Full window and door replacement

Posted 4 months ago

10 windows and two doors of a 1960's weatherboard house to be replaced with alum double glazing.

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2IC / Lead Builder for NEW medical facilities.

Posted 1 week ago

Site is located in Manawahe. We are building 2 GMP facilities for a new product coming to the NZ market, with multiple other projects on the go also. I require a confident builder who can work alone and control a small team. Must have own hand tools and transport. Must be open minded and can think on their feet MUST be dedicated to the job

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I need a builder in Rotorua.

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there my name is Kacey from Rotorua. I require QUOTES for the services of a builder to complete some jobs around our home. I have tried posting this job 3 weeks ago to no avail. Please, if you aren't serious about following up on this job, DO NOT APPLY. 🙂 NB. Please print this form before visiting the site to help make the quoting easier. THE JOBS. 1. Install floating floor tiles at the entrance. (Tiles are provided.) Image 1. 2. Reline incl. Architraves/scotia 1 entrance wall....

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Repair a retaining wall

Posted 2 months ago

Our retaining wall is leaning and before it gets worse, we would like it to be fixed.

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Kitchen assembly/install.

Posted 4 months ago

Assemble and install a flat pack kitchen in a rental house in fordlands. Remove and dispose of old kitchen. Install will be Cabinetry/cupboards and benchtops + sink . No oven or rangehood. .Property is tenanted and job will need to be completed promptly once started. Exisiting plumbing will be used.

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Replace door frame

Posted 2 months ago

Currently the door frame is not in good condition.

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Home extension and alterations

Posted 1 month ago

Currently a 80sqm 3bedroom 1bathroom home on a flat 849sqm section. Pre approved finance. Looking for solid quotes from trusted certified builder who is available, reliable and open communicator. My dream: 4.5bedrooms (small study), ensuite and wardrobe to the master, open living, dinning and kitchen. An aditional 50-70sqms

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FLOOR BOARDS

Posted 1 month ago

Need to fix floor boards to a leak that has now been fixed by the plumber

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Erect kitset garden shed

Posted 1 month ago

Need kitset shed assembled. Shed is Duratuf Guardian GL95 with wooden floor to sit on flat ground...no concrete pad . All screws and parts provided

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Recent building reviews

With over 166,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

maintenance and repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

andrew orringe

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove part of the wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

FLOOR BOARDS

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replace board and clear light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovations to our home.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Will Ward

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

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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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Bay 10 Builders

Joined February 2019

Bay 10 Builders is an experienced residential building company based In the Tauranga, Bay of Plenty Area (servicing Tauranga Area and beyond) By choosing Bay 10 you are choosing an experienced company with a proven track record of high-quality workmanship. Forming excellent working relationships with our clients is crucial to ensuring that the project is completed on time and within your budget...

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Superior Steel Structures Ltd

Joined May 2020

Hi There, Our main work is sales and construction of steel frame sheds. We manage projects from demolition, earthworks, concrete, consents aswell as the construction. We also take on smaller jobs repairing or cladding existing buildings. We can supply and build anything from a small garden shed to a large commercial building NZ wide.

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RD Landscapes

Joined June 2019

Let's face it, no one likes over priced charges. We have always prided ourselves on Honest open and transparent assessments on all quoted work so no hidden costs. Our prices are competitive our professional standard of work is guaranteed to meet building code compliance on time on budget. Having operated in Waikato for a number of years we have a growing client base. We are happy to give refe...

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Z&D Construction ltd

Joined February 2020

Z&D Construction is a newly formed Construction Company based in the Rotorua. We work in Bay of Plenty, Matamata Piako and South Waikato areas. Our team Zac, Dallas, Hayden have 31 years combined experience in the construction industry including but not limited to. New builds, Renovations, Roofing, Extension, Decking. Project management Our team look after any job from start to finish....

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BUC Ltd

Joined April 2017

We are a small family owned and operated business. We specialise in the smaller, more intricate demolition and refit work needed for elite refits. Our scope of work ranges from clearing small office spaces for refitting, renovations, through to total building demolition. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, efficiency and competitive rates. We are also able to work in with the challenges...

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Reconstruction Enterprises

Joined April 2020

Call us for a free consultation on 0274111011! We have the expertise to ensure that your home renovation project looks fantastic - and is delivered on time and on budget. Between our project management expertise and our buying power being a multi-national franchise we deliver exceptional prices and scheduling. Our 5-step process to renovating delivers the above promises as well. You will have one...

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication. Professional house cleaning, end of tenancy.

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3 Guys Maintenance Waikato

Joined March 2020

Welcome to 3 Guys Maintenance, where we bring the real customer service experience into the maintenance industry. We have introduced Customer resource management procedures into our business to ensure that our customers receive the best possible customer experience. 3 Guys is operated by , Alan and Glenn . and we are supported by a great team of Girls too. Our services are suitable for ma...

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience 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 with you to giving you qualit...

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ASACE

Joined April 2020

The ASACE is a leading engineering design consultancy which has offices in Auckland and Christchurch. We carry out designs throughout New Zealand. Highly skilled and experienced chartered engineers comprise our team. Our engineers & designers work on projects which range from small residential alterations to large multi-storeyed buildings.

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Mckendry Built ltd

Joined March 2020

Hi, I have been building 8 years specialising in renovation work, most recently I’ve been building new houses and some high end lifestyle properties. I also have 16 years boatbuilding experience working on super yachts. Qualified in both Carpentry and boatbuilding, I am also a fully licensed builder. I am professional and friendly and strive to make every job the absolute best experience....

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Awesum Maintenance Services

Joined October 2019

We have many years experience of Property Maintenance and Renovations both domestic and Commercial. Each job is treated as though its our own. We are fully insured and all work is guaranteed. We work hard to satisfy our customers needs and understand timelines.

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Cam tukua

Joined January 2019

Hi I am a fully qualified builder and have been building new builds and renovations for the last 10 years. Always completed on time on budget to high quality workmanship.

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JDC Contracting Bop

Joined June 2020

Hi , At JDC Contracting We Specialize in New Aluminium Windows & Doors, Aluminium joinery Replacements/Maintenance , Retro fitting of New Double Glazing , Small Building Jobs , Renovations , Decks , Deck Repairs , Fences , with 20 years in the building Industry We are very professional and work hard to deliver the best quality workman ship on time and within budget , there's no job to big or to sm...

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Advanced Carpentry Ltd

Joined July 2020

At Advanced Carpentry we have been building, renovating and doing commercial work in the bay of plenty for the last 3 years. We offer free quoting and will do anything from a small deck to a new house or large renovation. We work hard to complete all our jobs on time and on budget and are very competitive on price. We also offer portable cabins and container fit outs.

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With over 15 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng 239682) based in Christchurch but has undertaken projects all around the country. I am also an Engineering New Zealand Practice Area Assessor for Structural Engineers and a Auckland City Council Producer Statement Author (PSA#123432). I have a broad experience in structural design, seismic assessment, repair and stre...

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Golden 5R Transport Ltd

Joined July 2017

We have exemplary qualified D-F-RTW endorsed drivers that can transport earth materials on site, had been Health & Safety inducted; with Site-Safe, TC Basic 1 (Traffic Control); We also have network of contractors, driveway asphalt layering and patching. Preparing topsoil for property /commercial building requirements e.g pool installation, property developments, excavating unneeded stumps/contami...

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Blair building

Joined March 2015

hi,weve been building new homes for thorne group for ten years.We specialise in new homes and renovations and will work hard to achieve all budgets and timeframes.A content and happy customer is our priority.

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GTservices

Joined June 2020

I’m a jake of all trades, I have an extensive building back ground as well as welding/engineering. I’m a ailiable Monday to Friday . Any job is considered and free quotes will be given. Thank you for the opportunity Grant :)

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DRK Residential Limited

Joined December 2016

Hi, I'm a qualified, liscensed LBP carpenter with over 15 years experience in the building industry. Im mainly based in the residential sector with the focus being on new home and renovation builds. I pride myself in achieving workmanship of quality no matter how big or small the job. I look forward to helping you get your project completed soon. Regards Darryl

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