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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Matt Wilson

Posted 9 months ago

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

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Plans for New Garage

Posted 3 years ago

We have an existing concrete slab approximately 7m x 9m. This has been signed off by the Ruapehu D C some years ago. We now wish to extended the slab by a couple of metres and then build a timber framed garage on the extended slab. We will be doing the building work. What we require is a draughts person to prepare a set of plans for a garage from our sketches so that we can submit these to the Ruapehu District Council to obtain a building permit. We are also proposing to extend the rear po...

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Leonie Jessop

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Shed

Posted 2 weeks 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 5 months 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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Build a shed

Posted 5 years ago

Open front implement shed. 4 bays @6m wide x 9m deep. 3.6 - 4m high. Gable roof. Timber construction with wooden poles

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Cabins to Dwelling Conversion

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Kitchen extension

Posted 2 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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Tiling

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Kiwirail - Networks Depot

Posted 9 months 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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Garage conversion

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

Posted 2 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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Matt Wilson

Posted 9 months ago

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

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House fit out

Posted 5 years ago

We have a house built to lock up stage that we need to fit out. It is currently framed, roofed, glazed and floored with particle board. We need to insulate, line, install kitchen / bathrooms and woodburner. Have an electrician who is installing temp power next week and plumber who is ready to go, just need to confirm builder and then confirm plans before pre wire and plumbing. We have quantity surveyed remaining work with Placemakers on our trade account and can provide for inspection, als...

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New Bathroom

Posted 6 months 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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Pre purchae inspection

Posted 3 years ago

I am after a building inspection prior to purchase as well as an estimate on renovations. Old villa in ohakune

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New Build - Kit Home

Posted 1 year 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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Finishing touch

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Repair from Fire

Posted 8 months 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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Help me out

Posted 3 years ago

My lean to shed will be 4m x 2.5 i dont have a set plan will help with job

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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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LTW ROOFING

Joined January 2018

Here at LTW ROOFING we are here to understand all your roofing needs to ensure the best outcome on your project. We offer a wide range of roofing services from commercial and residential New roofing, re roofing in both long run, spouting, edge protection, and repairs on concrete tile, decromastic, membrane and re screw , repaint using a airless spray gun system to give your roof the upmost durab...

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Can do Karl

Joined October 2019

Hi, I've been involved in different aspects of the painting industry for the last 30 year, from staining and lacquer of timber products to kitchen and furniture spray painting. Even a few years as a marine painter. A keen diy'er I have a lot of experience house painting , interior and exterior and know my way around products and processes. My time as a signwriter taught me an eye for detail and p...

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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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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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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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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA 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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Xpress Design & Drafting

Joined January 2020

Hi, we are a cost-effective Architectural firm specializing primarily in concept design and building consent documentation. From the smallest of renovation/alteration to complex new builds including hill builds. We also provide a wholesale schedule of fees (trade rates) for ongoing working relationships. Keywords in our toolbox being: NZS 3604, New Zealand Building Code, Timber Framed and Steel F...

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Lineage Building

Joined August 2019

Hi, I have 8 years experience building new homes and another 8 in Renovation and Additions. I also have 5 years experience in the Glass and Aluminium industry focusing on all aspects including: retrofitting double glassing, pool fencing, balustrades, reglazing, bathroom showers and mirrors the list goes on. My aim with every project is a quality structure and finish and a happy client.

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W&W Renovations

Joined October 2018

W&W renovations I have a passion for home renovations and work to high standards. I have invested a lot into tools and dust extraction so my work sites (other peoples homes) do not turn into a disaster zone during renovations. W&W renovations specialize in : home inspections : home renovations : home maintenence : decking : retaining walls : fencing

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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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HALLIWELL CONSTRUCTION LTD

Joined June 2010

We are a locally based company working the greater Central N I for 27 years. We are Registered Master Builders that cater for all building requirements from maintenance work to building award winning homes. Apart from working above industry standards and finishes, I personally maintain that projects keep within the budget agreed.

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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, shower installation, bathroom renovations, insect screens, small builds such as decks and patios, gardening and waterblasting.

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Freedom Custom Made Ltd

Joined October 2018

We are a family operated business in its infancy. I however have been building the last 9 yrs with highly varied projects. We have the expertise and network to make your dreams a reality. From design, project management, to small repair we have you coverd. Flexible with locations, setting up in the wild for weeks is not a problem. We enjoy developing lasting relationships and take pride in offerin...

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Remarkable Homes NZ

Joined January 2015

Remarkable Homes NZ Ltd is a customer focused residential building company and very proud to be Kiwi owned and operated. With 20 years in the industry and fourth generation builder, we guarantee to make this journey seamless and enjoyable for all involved. We pride ourselves on trust and integrity and take personal interest in giving you the highest of quality at a realistic price. We ensure one...

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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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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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8Trix Residential

Joined November 2015

Hi Guys, I build residential fences in the South Waikato and also in the Auckland areas. My aim is to build high quality fences on budget and on time and to exceed your expectations. We also have a tip truck and digger and bobcat hire for site excavations and driveways. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Dean

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Green Innovations NZ

Joined July 2019

Here at Green Innovations, our goal is to provide top quality thermally efficient products to create warm and healthy Kiwi homes. We use our years of industry experience to work alongside our clients to advise different options and their advantages. Using high quality European and Canadian tried and tested products that are eco-friendly, low maintenance and low allergen, we strive to bring New...

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