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

One stop shop

Posted 1 month ago

I am wanting to install a new kitchen, ventilation system and roof maintenance (nail/screw replacement, seal, paint). Wondering if there is anyone around that could do all these jobs. Or will I need separate contractors? I will be topping up my mortgage to do the work so it's not immediate but I need an idea of costs so I know how much to apply for.

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Ryan Titshall

Posted 4 months ago

Have a wardrobe been built into our laundry we need the space back also have a hot water cylinder that only has panels screwed tight around it for the wardrobe we will need doorway taken out and reframed up to a wall using have a exposed wire in wardrobe need a electrician with hot water cylinder need better framing around with acess with cupboard please help

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Rotorua Reno

Posted 4 months ago

provide a report about the repairs done to the flooring. Requires a registered master builder.

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Ready for rental

Posted 3 months ago

Wanna get house ready for tenants

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Carport Install

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there, I am needing a carpet put together and installed urgently, the carpet is a aluminium 6m by 3m carport, it needs to be bolted and pot riveted together. All this plus concrete will be supplied.

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Deck and fence with gate

Posted 4 months ago

build deck and fence. Deck 6m x 3.5m. Fence runs along side deck and lawn and has gate on lawn part. and is 6m in length in total. Deck to have a seat on corner/side. And steps down to lawn. Interested in quotes from builders who can do the job within 1-2 months. Current deck and fence will need to be removed (deck is small about 2x3m)

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Replace old bunkhouse

Posted 5 days ago

I'm looking at upgrading outbuildings on our Lake Tarawera property. In particular, an old bunkhouse is in poor condition and needs replacing, ideally with a self contained cottage. At this stage would like some ideas and options, preferably with some input on the planning and resource consent implications. The existing structure is around 20 sq metres and one storey. I will be there on the weekend of 2nd / 3rd March for an initial discussion about the project.

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Aluminium , glass, closedeck

Posted 5 months ago

Make a aluminium deck in front of the house

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Mamaku Holiday Home Reno - Garage

Posted 1 month ago

Holiday Home Reno Work 1. Reline garage, install insulation 2. Remove 2 x existing garage roller doors and install ranch slider and windows. 3. Build window bench seats including lift up lid so we can have storage underneath See my other jobs for more work at this property

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Garage lining

Posted 5 months ago

Need lining in the garage

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Tiling for bathroom + install two doors

Posted 2 months ago

Patch up floor where shower was and turn whole bathroom into a wetroom with either tiling or epoxy resin finish. And also install two doors in main bedroom that lead out to the deck.

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External renovations for house sale

Posted 1 month ago

We need the following work done on our house: - some external weather boards replaced, whole exterior sanded & repainted - deck built - some landscaping work - all windows to be sanded, repainted & reputty'd - some deck boards replaced, whole deck sanded and repainted

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David

Posted 2 months ago

Hi I was wanting to replace the gable ends on both ends of my house and was wanting a quote.

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Replace damaged hardie plank board on house

Posted 1 month ago

I require a qualified builder who is experienced in renovation and general building work. The work involves the removal of an existing hardie plank board and replacing it with a new one. It is the wood grain type and it's on the second story of a townhouse. There is a second job to be done. The wall lining in the carport has been damaged by car doors opening onto it. I need a solution to repairing the bottom part of the walls with something like maybe plywood that will be stronger. I don't ha...

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Cleveie

Posted 2 months ago

Extending out 1bedrm and also front of lounge/dining 2mt

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Builder need for a modern log cabin.

Posted 3 months ago

We need a builder to prepare site (level gravel base) and buI'll a kitset cabin/sleep out. The cabin is a shell only. No internal walls or fittings. The structure clips together (tongue and groove) and all parts will be onsite. The cabin is approx 5x5m. 2 skids will need to be provided as the building is portable. Need to be completed ASAP.

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Garage to office conversion

Posted 5 months ago

convert a basement internal single garage in to an office. Remove roller door & replace with ranch slider. Line block walls with gib & insulation.

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Cerys

Posted 3 months ago

Putting up a bedroom wall, about 3x4m

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New bathroom

Posted 3 months ago

I want to put an extension on to my house, which will contain a bathroom and walk in wardrobe.

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2-3 terraced units

Posted 5 months ago

Square flat section in Rotorua. 612 square meters - 37.1m x 16.5m. Looking for options to build a 2-3 terraced units. Ideally 2-3 bedroom per unit, 2-3 stories with a garage.

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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.

New Shower in bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd June 2013

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix leak in garage roof

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th July 2011

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Office Extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

replace wooden window sills/isnert vents into masonry

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd August 2014

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Garage and Granny Flat Conversion 2

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

15th February 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2015

Workmanship
 3
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

shower lining

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2011

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wendy

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

install kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd April 2010

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Nicky and Paul

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th March 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Frame, Insulate, Gib & Ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th October 2017

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

toilet floor partial replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th December 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall removal, frame old door way, replace pinex ceiling in bathroom

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd July 2012

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2013

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lean-to Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair and Paint windows and doors


27th April 2011

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Skyline Garage to be dismanteled.

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

7th July 2015

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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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A Lawrence

Joined December 2015

I have just started working self employed. My name is Aaron and I am a hard-working qualified builder with seven years experience both here in New Zealand and working abroad. I am friendly and enjoy talking to clients and potential clients. I am a soletrader who has experience in New builds, renovations, additions, restoration as well as other small jobs. Small jobs include repairs, new decks incl...

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DNT construction

Joined January 2018

We are a small family owned construction company we have been around for 3 years now. I've been building for coming on 20 years. We cover pretty much all construction. From changing door handles to building apartment blocks and everything in between. We offer quality service on time and on price. Call us any time for a free quote

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TASK

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Painting 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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Acorn creations

Joined May 2011

Hi am a qualified tradesman with guys we make a great team we can do all the joinery & renovation work,bathroom renovations that you need done email us today we pride ourselves on providing competive quotes and the completing them on budget

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Vaneo Limited

Joined May 2015

Hi, we do all sorts of renovation jobs, kitchens, bathrooms, painting, section tidy-up, organise carpet and vinyl, gutters. Complete turn-key solutions and quality workmanship. We are GST registered and provide a tax invoice for every job.

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New Horizon Construction Limited

Joined January 2019

Hi, I have been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 8 years. I specialise in renovations/additions and new builds. Also do smaller jobs from time to time. Professional and very hard working.

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deckedout nz

Joined December 2011

Hi,we specialise in decking and outdoor construction,new builds and renovations,garages,sleepouts. Covering all your building /landscaping requirements. We have experienced and qualified builders ready to start on your projects.

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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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Handyman reno services

Joined August 2018

Hi, I have been building and renovating homes for years. I specialize in the strange and unique. I have built in many different climates and locations. Log cabins in USA, Mill and build in Africa and steel structures in WA. Concreting and outdoor works, balcony's, pergola's and BBQ areas a specialty. Both wooden and steel fencing also. Internal renovations and remodeling. Have an Electrician on h...

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BW Builders Bathroom Envy

Joined May 2011

Fixed Price Quotes. We can also quote your complete project, including all trades people, & products. One easy process from from start to finish! Services offered: Renovations & Alterations, Bathroom Renovation Specialist, Decks & Fences, Rental Property Renovation/Maintenance, Property Pre Sale Makeovers, & more

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Pocket Rocket Building

Joined December 2018

Keen for a builder with a bit of vision and creativity, who does great quality work, shows up on time and cleans up after themselves? Pocket Rocket specialises in residential renovation work, including project management, fence and deck construction, and fixed furniture design and construction. We also do painting and plastering as part of the projects we undertake. We're also happy to do take on...

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Justin price building

Joined April 2017

I am a licensed carpenter with over 10 years experience doing renovation and residential building work. I'm professional and will do my best to make your job big or small easy at a competitive price. Give me a call

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Handy Marz

Joined July 2018

Hi, I am a German brought up in NZ with very fine attention to detail & quality. I pride myself on making every job great & giving you what you want. My scope of work is very wide & my background is in light engineering, landscaping & maintenance as well as home renovations.

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Dibley Builders Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hi we’ been building new houses and doing renovations/maintenance for the last 17years. We pride ourselves of quality workmanship and meeting deadlines/budgets. Fully licensed Certified builder Free quotes.

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KJ Construction BOP

Joined January 2019

KJ Construction BOP specialises in Design and Build projects aswell as alterations and renovations. No matter the job , big or small our friendly experienced young tradesman will be there to accomplish the task on hand to achieve your visions.

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JSA Construction

Joined January 2019

JSA Construction is an owner operated small business, which provides quality service at competitive rates across both residential and commercial sectors.

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HD construction

Joined November 2018

HD Construction are Qualified and licensed building Practitioners. We specialise in large renovation and new builds. But we also love and enjoy the small projects and would love the opportunity to talk to you about your building project and offer you with a free no obligation quote. We have good relationships with our suppliers providing us with good buying power on most building materials. We pri...

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NuVista Homes & Construction

Joined March 2014

Hi, I’m Brad Roberts, the Director of Nu Vista Homes & Construction. We are a family operated business with over 10 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you and understand what you wa...

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A J Tiling

Joined March 2011

Hi I have been in the building on the seen for around 41 years from new builds to do ups and also bought and sold houses , after building I did tiling and also water proofing and few course , these day I am happy to help out with and small jobs from flat pac install of kitchens and furniture and bathroom and doors and windows hardware and remove rotten wood .

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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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