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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Garage conversion to office

Posted 1 week ago

DESCRIPTION: EXISTING INTERNAL ACCESS GARAGE TO BE SPLIT WITH INTERNAL WALL TO CREATE OFFICE SPACE OF (nominal) 3x6m PLAN AREA. - Garage is 3m stud height concrete slab on ground with double tilt door (steel). - External walls are concrete block (door side and south wall). North internal wall is timber framed Gib SCOPE: - Replace double garage door (4.65m x 2.4m) with external wall (framed, internal Gib, external cladding (cladding advice required), insulation, single external door and wi...

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Burnham School Honours Board 1

Posted 6 months ago

We are after a school honours board to be made and hung up in our school hall. Discuss can be easily be had between myself and the builder as to what we are excalty after. Attached are a few photos of options we are looking at.

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Large garden shed

Posted 3 months ago

The shed is about 3x4m (very approx). We have the frame work. Needs piles or similar, shed erected and clad. To include large eaves and a deck. The job is in Glenroy, between Glentunnel and Windwhistle.

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Kithen

Posted 2 weeks ago

I want to build a full kitchen used to be a carport. Building consent has been approved by council.

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Cac

Posted 6 months ago

Looking to get complete internal framing of 4b home. This is a steel frame iron Building to complete to lockup, so need someone to follow plans for internal walls and non load bearing roof. Like a quote for just framing and framing and lining, majority jib but some play in pitching dining and pitched roof there probably as well. If interested plans available. Cheers

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Cedar Letterbox

Posted 2 months ago

We require a cedar letter box to be designed, built and installed.

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Lining ceiling

Posted 6 months ago

Have built a garage and want to line the ceiling with plywood. We will supply the ply. Garage is 27sm.

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Home extension, design and build quotes required

Posted 5 months ago

Wanting to take the house from 40squares to 80 squares. Will need plans drawn up and quote to build.

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Brown Residence - Builder Labour Only

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking for a builder to work with us on a new build in Rolleston as labour only, we are supplying all the materials and will be project managing the job. We will be using steel frames, which my team will put the frames and roof trusses up Looking too start the build in early Feb 2019 1. Site Set Out 2. Box Up Foundations ready for pour including laying steel or pods depending on what foundation we choose to do 3. Installation of Thermal Strips and Wrap the house ready for the...

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New build

Posted 2 months ago

I have plans submitted into council for consent. Requiring building quote for foundations and house to the lock up stage. Materials are from KIT home package. Looking to start January 2019 provided consent approved.

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To build a single room dwelling

Posted 5 months ago

To build a single room dwelling Building Size: 2.7m long x 3.7m wide, with 2.42m stud height Importance: Habitable (Importance Level 2) Foundation: Bearers on wooden Piles I need a builder who can complete the full build including materials as per the specification provided.

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New build

Posted 6 months ago

Looking for a builder in Springfield or Darfield area to build a new residence in Springfield labour only.

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Sleepout in Rolleston

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking for a builder to build a sleepout with bathroom/toilet on a flat land within the compound of our house in the town area of Rolleston. The size of the sleepout main building is: Length: 4.8 metre, Width: 3.6 metre The size of the verandah is: Length: 4.8 metre, Width: 1.5 metre The lock-up shell shall includes 3604 Concrete Floor; Verandah & Patio; Constructed to Lock-up Shell; Superclad Coloursteel Cladding; Double Glazed Aluminium Windows; Insulation to Ceiling & Exterior Wal...

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Chimney capping

Posted 1 week ago

Install a chimney cap on an existing terracotta chimney - required to be completed by ...

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CC

Posted 7 months ago

Looking to get a 4-5 Bay shed built to lockup also internal framing on 2 bay's that will be the 70m livable area . Looking for quotes and time frame from someone interested.

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House extension.

Posted 7 months ago

60 square meter extension needed to house. Please give me an average estimate on price. Price should include 4 windows, vaulted ceiling, kitchen, small bathroom and living area. Kitchen, dining and living area open plan.

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Bathroom flood repairs

Posted 7 months ago

We require a builder who can asses and repair damage to property from bathroom flood. Including damage to skirting boards and flooring (vinyl & carpet).

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Nanas Nest

Posted 5 months ago

Nana is moving in and we want to add a self contained extension to the front area of the house, however we are open to suggestions re location. Would ideally need toilet shower and kitchenette.

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Chimney boxing

Posted 4 months ago

I need boxing around my chimney. I'd like wooden boxing if possible, see photo attached. I'd like the boxing to extend 2/3 to 3/4 up the chimney and then square off with or without the metal framing depending on cost. I like the cedar look, but would prefer a cheaper wood that can be stained (see the posts in the entrance way)

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New shed

Posted 6 months ago

build a new 3 bay shed ( 2 open bays plus one enclosed with roller door ) 7meters deep and approx. 12 meters wide ,colour steel

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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.

Games room extension

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd December 2016

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 2
Communication
 4

Kea Interpretation Shelter

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd August 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th October 2016

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

2 Bedroom extension to existing house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th April 2013

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Hot water cupboards

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th September 2017

Workmanship
 3
Cost
 5
Schedule
 2
Communication
 3

New bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

new deck Kirwee

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th December 2013

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

built in wardrobe alterations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2014

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Repair/replace leaking alumin door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st October 2012

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Deck

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

7th September 2011

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General building work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Conservatory/Sunroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2012

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Foundation pad for spa pool

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th March 2011

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceilings and Floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th April 2013

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Consented Cabin

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

6th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling repairs and re-fix shower stall (Earthquake damage)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 2011

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Russell Lilley Construction

Joined August 2016

Russell Lilley has been in the building business for 50 years and believes in good communication with his clients. He is very proud to have trained his builders in excellent workmanship and he is our quality control man. We have been instrumental in buying some beautiful architectural homes in Canterbury, building motels, building Rolleston Square Shopping Centre, Farmers Corner Retail outlet fo...

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Lightning Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Lightning Construction are a Christchurch owned and operated company in business for over 10 years. We are always happy to do work from small one-off jobs to full design and build of new houses. Sheds are one of our specialties along with Velux Skylights. We are always happy to pop out and see you to provide an obligation free quote. Available for urgent works within 4 hours. Maintenance jobs ar...

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PD Arthur Builders Limited

Joined January 2019

I am a qualified, certified licensed builder with 30+ years experience building houses/over 60's units, alterations and general building works. EQC and insurance work are also areas of expertise along with driveways, paths and re-roofs.

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CT magrath Construction

Joined February 2016

Hi.We are a small building company based in Christchurch. We undertake all aspects of building work from New builds and renovations to repairs and general maintenance. We pride ourselves on efficiency, Quality and Communication and guarantee our timeframes. We Look forward to hearing from you.

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Steven Hale

Joined February 2019

I am a maintenance engineer by trade with 30 years experience, NZQA qualified and Level 4 Business Management. I also work with wood and steel. I have done a wide range of jobs, including; out side areas, deck work, some tiling, log burn installs and repairs, timber framing and gibing, painting, and some roofing. So if you need a hand around your place give me a ring I would love to come and prov...

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JSM Interior Profesionals

Joined December 2017

Hi, JSM Pros specialize in all aspects of Painting and Flooring. With 8 years experience in painting, plastering and 12 years experience flooring we give to you a team of qualified professionals coming together to help you. The services we provide are to a high professional standard, ranging from floor preparation all the way through to repainting your whole house at an affordable price.

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Dans Reno

Joined February 2018

Hi, i have my NZQA level 4 in carpentry i have been building for 14 years all over Africa and in Chrischurch for the last 4 years. I have done many jobs for home owners in Christchurch with good resullts. I Specialise is bathroom renos, redo bed rooms, car ports, decks, fences, vegie gardens, garage shelving etc. I will work allong side my client to achieve the end result. I am a sole trainder wor...

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Strathclyde

Joined July 2014

Established in July 2014, TC Groundworks Ltd Trading As Strathclyde is a civil construction company based in Christchurch, NZ. We are a family run business who have been steadily growing based off our budding reputation. Our employees are generally multi-disciplinary, which gives our business a great versatility in the work we can undertake. Please see our What We Do pages on our website, www.stra...

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ilko architectrure ltd

Joined November 2018

My name is Illia Ovsiiko, I/m NZ registered architect with more than 15 years of experience. We produce architecture that is bespoke, contextual and smart. We provide full architectural services from master planning and concept design, documentation for Resource Consent, Building Consent through to project construction and completion. We value your time, you value or quality services

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JMatt Building & Construction

Joined October 2018

I have been in the building industry for the last 15 years. For the last 10 years I have been building high end architectural homes, but there is no job too small for me to complete. I am professional and will work hard to complete your job on time to the highest possible standard. Please give me a call today.

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Dutchman Builders Ltd

Joined February 2017

Hi . We have been building and renovating houses for the past 21 years. We do it all from foundations , flooring, framing, cladding, structural work , suspended ceilings , boundry fences , hardwood decking ext. We do new builds and maintenance to existing properties. We pride ourselves in delivering a cost effective service with high quality workmanship. Thanks for your time and hope to hear...

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H-T services

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T services is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Braden Nelson Builder

Joined April 2018

Hi, I have been building for the past 22 years, I have recently moved from Ashburton to Ch-Ch. Licensed building practitioner and member of Registered Master Builders. Specializing in renovations, additions and alterations, bathrooms, kitchens, decking. No job too small.

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alan isdale builders

Joined April 2018

Hi been in the building profession for 18 years, and are a LBP. I have worked mainly new home both architectural and for a housing company. I am also experienced in renovations and earthquake repairs. I have been self employed for the past 7 years and are fully insured. Over the years I have developed contacts which I can call on to help for bigger projects, or I can work by myself on smaller...

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TW Plastering and Building

Joined April 2015

I am a highly experienced builder with great attention to detail. I truly believe in making the customer happy, even if something is difficult to achieve, the homeowner comes first. I have a great track record of positive feedback, I have added some to the photos section. Please feel free to take a read, I am very proud of my work. Please search my business name in Facebook to see photos of pre...

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ESJAY Builders Ltd

Joined February 2014

ESJAY Builders Ltd have been part of the Canterbury landscape for over 20 years. Offering quality assurance and peace of mind to all our customers. ESJAY Builders specialise in Residential Design/Build and light commercial projects: New Homes Alterations Extensions Bathrooms & Kitchens Landscaping - decks, pergolas etc Earthquake repair ESJAY Builders can also offer: Project Manag...

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Remedial Works Tom

Joined January 2017

Hi I have been building for over 25 years. I have a range of skills from commercial and residential, decking, fencing to concrete works, new housing or even your renovation, EQ repairs or just general carpentry/maintenance. I am a LBP licence holder and we guarantee all works big or small. Very competitive with quotes and keeping within budget....

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Evergreen house ltd

Joined August 2018

Trying to think of the right builder? Need someone to guide you through your project? People who think their budget is low? High? All could be done through us.

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Cameron Bell construction

Joined July 2017

HI , I am the the owner operator of this small company we mainly Build new homes and do renovations but we will do anything no job is too big or too small eg Decks ,Driveways,Fences,Landscaping .I am a Hard worker and will always do my best to get the job done on time and are a licenced Building practitioner . ..

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Builderz Ltd

Joined March 2016

Hi, we are a small building company mainly focused on building quality homes and renovations, but we also tackle decks, fences, pergolas, flooring and weatherboard repairs. Our quotes are competitive, our advice is free, and our quality is guaranteed.

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