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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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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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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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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Here’s a guide on the types of cladding options and materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each other.

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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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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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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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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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Latest building case studies

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

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Pocket Rocket Building owner shares her women in trade story, about how she made the career change from corporate leadership.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

Budget blow-outs, schedule delays and an unforeseen scenario - this bathroom renovation's got it all! See the incredible transformation.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

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New deck + stairs - approx 30 square metres

Posted 1 month ago

new deck + stairs - approx 30 square metres

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Small house build

Posted 1 year 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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Construct a kit set tiny home

Posted 4 months ago

Construct a kit set tiny home (website wont allow me to post instructions in the form of a pdf).

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Build complete new house (95% of materials supplied)

Posted 1 month ago

We have 3 lots, one house is completely built, the second is being built but is very well behind. Same builder is supposed to build the third house but I am losing faith they can do it in time so looking to see if anyone is available to start immediately. Consent already approved and ready to start. All house material is supplied by latitude homes, except piles, particleboard flooring, deck, dry room & concrete driveway.Plumber & electrical all sorted by third party contractors already. Ho...

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Build in Raetihi

Posted 1 year ago

Build 3-4 bedroom house and garage

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Finishing Off Renovation- post pre-line inspection passed

Posted 1 month ago

Lining and finishing. Bathroom Kitchen A little guttering and flashing work. Decking with railing. Planking around the foundation. Platform for pump.

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Tiling

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Repairs and Rennovation to Office Space

Posted 6 months ago

We have recently purchased a new office space thats needs work and repairs including altering the interior to work for us (creation of rooms, flooring, new bathrooms and kitchen etc.) - we have a building reports that outlines some areas that need to be looked at but also need to make the interior work for our business. We currently havent got a formal plan for what we want the new office space to look like but are looking for a builder to work with us to repair what needs fixing and to make th...

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New House Build - 80-90m2

Posted 6 months ago

We are currently looking for a builder who would be able to build a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom new house with a footprint of approximately 80-90m2. We do not have a finalised design, rather just some ideas so are happy to work in with a builder to finalise that. We would love to have it done by late winter 2021 but are not expecting this to be set given the high demand so are happy to wait for the right builder and price.

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Full house build

Posted 1 year 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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Casual builder/carpenter

Posted 2 years 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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Convert Carport into Garage

Posted 1 year 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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Replace rotten boards on the outside of the house and fix the Gutters

Posted 1 year 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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New Bathroom

Posted 2 years 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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Shed

Posted 1 year 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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Build a kitset garage

Posted 1 year 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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Bathroom renovations

Posted 1 month ago

Bathroom renovations quotes.....

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Deck extension & wood shed

Posted 10 months ago

Deck to be extended approximately 3m X 5m and fence around deck extended the same reusing the existing fencing timber, with a wood shed opening off the new extension.

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Deck & Roof Repair

Posted 5 days ago

Our deck has some very soft wood in places, may not be 100% structurally sound? Parapet on roof has a lean in it and there is cracking underneath, guttering is leaking due to this. We would like it to at least be assessed this year if work cant be done straight away, not 100% sure of cost as we don't know how will need replacing.

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Cabins to Dwelling Conversion

Posted 1 year ago

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

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NZ CCS ltd

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. ...

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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

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. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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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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EDGE PRO ROOFING

Joined January 2018

EDGE PRO ROOFING LTD Re roofing specialists New homes residentieal and light commercial spouting Our team has over 25 years experience combined and growing. There's no job too big or small Give us a call! Thanks for your time

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vindustries LTD

Joined May 2021

We are a passionate company, wanting to provide the best quality yet keeping it all cost effective. Focus area is making steel gates, sliding or swing gates - we can also automate existing gates and do any other repairs around your property. New decks or alterations to existing and fences- residential & rural.

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RHL Build & Construct

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. Search for us on Instagram, for a up to date gallery of work.

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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Complete Construction Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Construction industry with over 20 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. Whether upgrading Kitchen,Bathroom,Deck,Fencing,Building,Plumbing,Electrical Gasfitting,Tiling,Painting we are the company that can make it happen With a wealth of knowledge and practical experience. Complete Construction we...

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services 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...

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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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BlackRidge Building and Landscaping

Joined November 2016

BlackRidge Building and Landscaping is a newly established Wanganui based company. While we specialise in kitchen and bathroom renovations and small alterations, we also do smaller jobs from time to time. BlackRidge

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd NZ Property Maintenance Solutions Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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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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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 and construction.

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Project Home Improvements

Joined May 2019

With 20 years trade experience, we are very professional, have great attention to detail and take pride in our work. We do fencing, bathroom renovations, small builds such as decks and patios, painting and plastering, gardening and waterblasting. We have full business insurance. Please feel free to checkout our Facebook page for photos on work completed: ...

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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With nearly 20 years of experience in New Zealand, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer based in Christchurch and a Producer Statement Author for Auckland City Council. I have a broad experience in structural design and site investigation from new build to alteration, and seismic or earthquake assessment of existing structures. These structures vary from residential, commercial, school, and pub...

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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Dm landscape and gardens

Joined September 2020

I’m a young father of 3 heading out alone I can do gardens and maintenance to pavers etc Can travel though out bop and Waikato Happy to do free quotes Many thanks

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Zepo Property Maintenance

Joined December 2011

Zepo property maintenanceprovides a personalised service for home, rental and commercial property maintenance. *General property maintenance *Paint Stipping & Repainting Houses *Roof Repairs & Painting *Small Building work *Tiling/Certified in Wet area Waterproofing *Plastering Gibing & Painting *Concrete placement and repairs *Landscaping and ground work *Complete renovation for Sale &...

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