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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Brick or Weatherboard – Choosing the Right Cladding for Your New Home

Posted 06/07/17

Brick or weatherboard? Choosing the cladding for your new home is more than deciding what looks best... It’s about the type of home you are building, the cost of the different types of cladding and the location of the house. Let us help you solve the battle of the cladding and choose the

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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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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

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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Check out how homeowners like you are using Builders on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Second storey

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking at the possibility of adding on a second storey to our existing house.

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Dining reno

Posted 1 week ago

Walls removed, new support beam and relocate laundry.

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Garage installation Pukehangi.

Posted 6 days ago

Install an kitset garage such as Ideal or Versatile. Make a concrete slab and concrete driveway. The site is already fairly level but may need to adjust for drainage.

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Skirting. Jam. Stopping

Posted 4 weeks ago

To do arcitraves rnd 2 windows and pack out the jambs to meet wall, backing on to bathroom, skirtings along bottom of wall, tidy up opening into lounge whole room is roughly 3.3 x 6m

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Replace door frame

Posted 4 months ago

Currently the door frame is not in good condition.

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Rental property maintenance and repairs

Posted 1 month ago

Install rangehood over stove and vent to outside Replace extractor fan in bathroom and vent to outside Stop drafts Repair damage from leak in laundry Fix broken spouting

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Home extension and alterations

Posted 3 months 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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Repair a retaining wall

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Erect kitset garden shed

Posted 4 months 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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2IC / Lead Builder for NEW medical facilities.

Posted 2 months 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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Replace entrance door and cutting the bottom of the interior door.

Posted 5 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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FLOOR BOARDS

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Steel garage installation

Posted 2 months 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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Minor wall/gib repair

Posted 3 months ago

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

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House repairs and maintenance

Posted 3 months 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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Ceiling repair

Posted 1 month ago

Ceiling repair. Damage has been made and requires repairs. Soft board ceiling

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Window Removal

Posted 2 months 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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Replace toilet floor

Posted 1 month ago

The toilet floor had pipe water leak and swelled so needs replacing

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Ceiling repair

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Masonry new build

Posted 1 month ago

We build homes using tilt-up masonry and are looking for an LBP to do/or to supervise a few minor jobs we's not allowed to do ourselves - eg window install, ribbon plate to receive roof panel/grouting/load bearing internal wall. We build a few of these homes each year and are keen to establish an ongoing tradie relationship

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Recent building reviews

With over 173,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Renovations to our home.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Will Ward

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

andrew orringe

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th August 2019

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

Remove part of the wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

maintenance and repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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B O L D Landscape Design and Construction

Joined September 2011

Over 20 years landscape design and construction experience. From a simple small fence to a full residential contract.Happy to simply provide a concept plan with estimates on costs of work required. Excellent portfolio can be provided upon request - simonmasters21@gmail.com

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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates specialise in roof leak repair, Skylite change out. Chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning & repair. Moss treatments of roofs, concrete & paths. Detergent house washing & fly & spider treatment. Landscaping, tree trimming and all those jobs you don't want to do. Any questions please contact us through builders crack. Kind regards Steve.

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Stoneley Handyman Services

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm just your average run of the mill young kiwi bloke looking for the chance to prove himself in the industry. I have been doing a multitude of trades virtually my whole life. I come from a trade orientated family with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience at my disposal. Where I excel is my attitude towards the work, whether it be new or common ground, I strive to do...

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Jazr

Joined October 2014

Hey, ive been in the building construction for 10+ years doing various jobs from architictual new builds, renovatios of all sizes and Aluminum companys. I am a quilified carpenter and i take pride in my work, im reliable/honest and work very hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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JK builders

Joined August 2017

2009 Our company was founded and instantly engaged in conducting four property building projects during this year. We currently have LBP designer, carpenter and site manager within our team. Our consultants all have solid backgrounds in both design and construction. You get the benefit of experience that's been acquired year after year, job after job.

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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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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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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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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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Lake Landscaping Developments

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing projects efficiently.

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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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PANNA Woodworks Ltd

Joined December 2014

Twenty years of experience in all kinds of wooden,laminate and engineered floors installation, deck building and water- blasting . We are owner operators that are honest, hardworking and committed to a friendly customer service. Many satisfied customers through the years are the proof that we have been doing jobs professionally. We offer a great job at great rates and we take huge pride in turnin...

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Oswald Construction Ltd.

Joined August 2013

At Oswald Construction we specialize in residential building from new builds, additions and renovations - big or small, outdoor entertaining areas and the like. We strive for excellence and provide high quality craftsmanship and can project manage any job - again big or small. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes.

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mp installs

Joined January 2014

Hi I'm Mat. I have been in the industry for over 15 years now. I'm a fully qualified engineer. No job to big or to small. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and rates, then completing job on time and on budget. Welding, pool fences, handrails, stainless, aluminum, I do it all.

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Keep construction

Joined August 2019

Keep construction 9 year as builder/carpenter constructing new build small and large renovating. and also small job time to time. Alway taking pride in the job. work to a schedule and get the job done on time.

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Moa Builders Ltd

Joined September 2020

Moa Builders have over 25 years of experience in the industry. From building new homes to fences and decks, renovations to re-clads, project management and much more. We are a local building company providing quality workmanship with a smile. With honesty and integrity we will bring your dreams to reality. No job to small and no challenge to big.

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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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Total Roofing Solutions

Joined May 2012

Hi, i have 15years extensive roofing knowledge,. I am experienced with all roof types and also do roof painting and flashings etc. i am very honest and happy to go the extra mile for you. I do quality workmanship for reasonable prices

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Ur Plumber Waikato Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Plumbing industry with over 10 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. While we specialise in General Maintenance Plumbing we also do complete full renovations kitchen,bathroom,laundry. Whether upgrading from low to mains pressure Hot water , blocked drain to a roof leak Ur Plumber Waikato Ltd has...

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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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