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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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

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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Cabins to Dwelling Conversion

Posted 11 months ago

Convert two cabins 12.5 sqm each into a joined minor dwelling. The Building Consent requires Licenced Builders.

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Kiwirail - Networks Depot

Posted 1 year ago

Internal building refurbishment works: Proposed 4-6 weeks work remodeling two shared bathrooms, and kitchen area. new Time frame to quote is within the next 2 weeks, and once approved works will need to commence first week of may if accepted. We are seeking local interest as the current contractor for this site is not available to complete this works within this time frame. We have some draft drawings for this proposed works that can be shared once contact is made.

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Tiling

Posted 10 months ago

floor tiling at kitchen area, approx 20m2 tile size is ... . Labour only

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Replace rotten boards on the outside of the house and fix the Gutters

Posted 10 months ago

Please Quote to fix these problems: There are rotten boards on the outside of the house, could replace the worst ones as there is a lot of draft coming through into the kitchen. Apply glazing putty to window frames. Fences are coming away and need repair using existing material or low-cost material available. Gutters on the house and garage are very rusty and house gutters have grass growing out of them again. Clear grass and partially repair/replace/repaint the gutters where appropriate....

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Build a kitset garage

Posted 4 months ago

Hi we need a competent builder to construct a kitset garage and oversee the supply of services (power and water) to same. We would like to start in the next 2-3 months. Please get in touch if you are available for work in the Raetihi area. On site accommodation can be provided for you / the crew while the work is going on.

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Matt Wilson

Posted 1 year ago

I need some repairs done on a ceiling at a customers house.

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Matt Wilson

Posted 1 year ago

I need some repairs done on a ceiling at a customers house.

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New Build - Kit Home

Posted 2 years ago

We would like a qualified builder to help us build a kitset home. We have a section just outside Ohakune and a clear idea of the designs we would like, but need help to put it up. We would like to build at the start of 2019. We are cost-conscious but have no issue with paying market rates.

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Small house build

Posted 4 days ago

I'm wanting a price to build a small 2 bdrm open plan house in Rangataua. I don't yet have plans as such, any advice greatly appreciated.

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New Bathroom

Posted 1 year ago

We have an old railway cottage in Rangatua which is just 5 mins from Ohakune. We want to close in the area between the kitchen and wood shed / storage area so that we can make a larger bathroom, add a pantry to the kitchen and wardrobe to the bedroom. It doesn't increase the envelope of the building.

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Garage conversion

Posted 2 years ago

Looking for tradies willing to work for winter holiday accommodation. Budget is extremely tight so looking for trades that want to come skiing this winter willing to come down and work mid May - July to complete work prior to ski season. Food & accommodation provided while working. I require a number of tradespeople for a garage conversion. Insertion of timber framing, installation of windows, gib plastering, installation of plumbing for washing machine and kitchen sink & dishwasher, instal...

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Full house build

Posted 8 months ago

I have a plan ready to submit to council for a 140sqm house with 60sqm deck, 20sqm covering on deck, 16sqm carport. All materials other than deck will be delivered to site from latitude homes in stages as and when you request the next stage. I need someone to 1./ Concrete pad for house + driveway 2./ Install frames, trusses, roof, fascia, windows, weatherboards, gib, insulation, doors, architraves & skirting, carport & covered area & deck 3./ Assist with plumber, electrician, tiler, paint...

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Repair from Fire

Posted 1 year ago

The back of the house was damaged by fire. The demolition is completed and all asbestos has been removed. The house can be lived in while repairs are being done however the kitchen and bathroom will need to be a priority. Building consent has been approved but I may reduce the extension and just do the repairs. There is damage to a small portion of the roof over the bathroom. Electrical box was burnt so an electrician would be required. House needs to be re piled prior to gibbing. Would s...

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Kitchen extension

Posted 3 years ago

I have a 1950's state house. I want to knock out a wall to make a bedroom into the lounge. I want to extend the kitchen out by 2x 5m2. I need someone who can manage all aspects of the job.

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Finishing touch

Posted 3 years ago

deck of about 20m2 plus boxing for 175m2 concrete and optional concrete laying for it

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Convert Carport into Garage

Posted 5 months ago

The carport stands alone from the house and is currently on gravel. It is a double car port. We are looking for a quote or advice on how to turn it into a garage with a roller door, a side entrance door, a concrete floor and lastly (if not ridiculously expensive) power points.

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Build in Raetihi

Posted 6 months ago

Build 3-4 bedroom house and garage

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Leonie Jessop

Posted 3 years ago

I need a Garden Shed assembled. 3x3 x2.2 asap.

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Shed

Posted 8 months ago

Please could you give me quotes for the below scenarios 1) 1x 4x2.5x2.5m(h) shed. This needs to have concrete flooring, roofing. This shed requires iron on the west and south side, up to 2.3m, and a roof overhang to allow airflow but no rain through the top 20cm. The north and east side require iron to 80cm, then wire netting above. A solid timber/iron door will be required on the north side, with netting from the top of the door, to ceiling. 2) 4x5m shed with concrete flooring, same oute...

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Casual builder/carpenter

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for a local builder/labourer for casual building work, helping to build a cabin with Ark Designs. Job is based in Raetihi, and will start approximately 2nd of September and will last for 2-3 weeks. Must be confident with hand tools and have basic carpentry skills. Good wages for the right person. Ark Designs www. ... .nz

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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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Whittle Foundations

Joined June 2018

Specialist in Rib Raft Foundations, Conventional Foundations, all form work of driveways, footpaths , patio’s , removal of old existing concrete and top quality finish Also all walks of building from decks to renovation’s , to retaining walls and site clearing. Let the Whittle Foundations tend to your needs

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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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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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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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HABITAT RESTORATION

Joined May 2018

Habitat Restoration is a "Supporting Practise Of Ecological Remodeling”. NZQA National Certificate In Carpentry. With 13 years of trade. * Specializing In Restoration * Alterations / Extensions * Maintenance * Handyman * Contracting * Tiny Homes * Tiling * Decking * Shower Installments * Gib Stopping * Landscaping 9 years between England, Australia and Canada. 63 countries...

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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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L & B Construction

Joined September 2019

We have done renovation in houses, painting and decorating, plastering, concreting, paving, fencing, house insulation, and cleaning in and outside the house or offices for 12 years. Whatever others won’t do we will be there to help your needs. Our professional, honest and hard working team will go extra mile for deadlines and to suit your budget. We specialise in any renovations from roof to floo...

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WAIKATO HOMES LIMITED

Joined March 2019

Waikato Homes is a Hamilton based builder specialising in New homes & Renovations. We pride ourselves on providing a top quality service & product no matter the size or scope. Our detailed Quotation includes a scope of works so you know exactly what has been priced for. A 10 year Master Build Guarantee can be included for all new homes & renovations. Medium to large projects: >You will be...

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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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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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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, I’m Brad Roberts, the Director of Nu Vista Homes. We are a family operated business with over 12 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 want so that we c...

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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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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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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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RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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About Concrete

Joined July 2011

Residential/non-residential concrete floors, walls, footings piles etc...FOUNDATIONS please copy & paste below address for a taste of services we can offer, cheers. https://aboutconcrete.business.site Full project management or labour only options for services available. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

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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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Mecon Ltd painting services

Joined October 2012

What I can do for you. Interior painting. Prepping / sanding / sealing / priming Exterior painting any residential, commercial, industrial and using the right products for each paint job ;-) Roof painting Industrial painting two pack Altex/International/Hempel Intumescent paint application / inspections Fire proofing ( this is a airless spray application this can't be applied by roller at...

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