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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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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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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 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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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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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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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Timber fencing to be installed

Posted 3 months ago

Need a 6ft fence installed at the back of our property

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Lot 15 Hazelfield

Posted 3 months ago

Build a 3604 foundation ( One pour) for a new house

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Animal Shelter

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for shelter for a goat. Needs to be around 1500mm long, 1200mm high and 1000mm wide (entrance). Floor to be raised off the ground. Can be the classic A frame goat house or a design you have done before. Must be made with materials that will withstand the elements (treated wood/iron etc) and not have sharp edges where an animal can injure itself. I can pick up.

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Brick efflorescence removal

Posted 3 months ago

We've just moved into a new home, 6 year old red brick house. There's a lot of white efflorescence on the brick work which we would like removed, we've had a go ourselves but can't shift it. Time to get a professional in! We would really appreciate someone who is familiar with this and who has successfully removed efflorescence in the past as we've had a few tradesmen have a look and decide they can't do it.

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General home repairs

Posted 1 month ago

Qualified builder required who is experienced in general building work. The work involves fixing a large hole in kitchen ceiling, and fixing kitchen drawers and cupboards. Strengthening a damaged door frame, replacing door handles and adding a new door lock. Replacing carpet on bathroom floor with lino or tiles. Some electrical work (e.g. plugs not working). Replacing a 45m boundary fence.

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Build a walk in pantry in existing property

Posted 3 months ago

we would like to build a walk in pantry to our existing kitchen by making a door way in our existing kitchen and using space in our lounge area and would need electric and cabinetry and floor also , as soon as possible

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Louvre roof

Posted 5 months ago

installing louvre kitset roof onto house

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Add a wall, toilet and bath

Posted 5 months ago

Need a quote for a partition wall in the garage. Looking to add an additional toilet and bathroom. Small works on replacing some door handles.

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Install floor (plus underfloor insulation) and repair joist

Posted 5 months ago

Require a new floor to be laid over exposed joists (original tongue and groove has been removed). Chipboard or particle board (room will be carpeted so not concerned with replacing wood). Underfloor insulation also needs to be added. One joist has borer damage to repair (or replace) against wall. Room is approx 3 x 5 m.

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Garage Entry Hatch

Posted 2 months ago

We have a KiwiSpan shed with an automatic roller door. I would like to have a hatch installed in the side of the garage so that I can access the garage and open the door manually in the event of a power outage. The hatch would need to be lockable. The garage is made out of colour steel.

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Replace skirting

Posted 1 month ago

We require the skirting to be replaced in our laundry, possibly not all of it just where the dryer has damaged it. This work needs to be done by the 5th August and must be completed by a licensed building practitioner in terms of our sales contract.

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Small building job

Posted 4 months ago

shorten interior wall and complete so it can be painted also put coving up to finish it

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Brick efflorescence removal

Posted 4 months ago

We've just moved into a new home, 6 year old red brick house. There's a lot of white efflorescence on the brick work which we would like removed.

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Chimney capping

Posted 6 months ago

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

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Family Flat

Posted 3 months ago

Planning and design detail for future building consent application for a small attached family flat to main dwelling. Area is approx 48sqm on flat level ground. Construction will be standard materials on a pile floor. Job is for drawings only.

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Install Attic Stairs in Garage Man Hole

Posted 5 months ago

I have purchased some attic stairs and need to have them installed. The existing opening is ... and the stairs require an opening of ... The hole needs to be extended and framed and the provided stairs installed. If it can be done during the evening or weekend, I can assist.

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Greenhouse Layout

Posted 5 months ago

Hello we are installing a new Greenhouse and would like someone with a Laser Level help us with grid layout. Would like to do this in next 2-3 weeks.

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Garage conversion to office

Posted 6 months 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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Skirting

Posted 1 month ago

I've got 190 l/metres of skirting to put up in a new build in Rolleston looking for a price for two builders to come in and smash it within 2-3 days

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Farm house Reno

Posted 4 months ago

We have a 100 year old weatherboard farmhouse staff home that looks like it needs complete recladding at the very least, but will need a full assessment of other work and repairs needed. we think it also needs a new roof. Happy to send through a property managers inspection report on request which includes photos. She'll be a pretty big job!

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Recent building reviews

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Timber fencing to be installed

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th June 2019

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

Install floor (plus underfloor insulation) and repair joist

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Skirting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd August 2019

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

Garage Entry Hatch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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L J Construction Ltd

Joined August 2019

Hi I am a qualified carpenter with nearly 15 years experience. I specialise in renovating bathrooms, building decks, outdoor areas, and fences. I have completed my apprenticeship in housing and have worked on commercial sites for the last three years. I am very professional and have an eye for detail. My quality of workmanship is second to none and my ability to complete jobs within budget and spe...

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GNP Building limited

Joined June 2017

Hi there, my name is Chris. I'm the owner operator of GNP Building Ltd. I'm a LBP registered builder with 17 years experience, 5 of those coming from working on the Canterbury rebuild. We mainly work around home renovations and extensions, covering all the bases from foundations right up to your ridge cappings. Feel free to get in contact to discuss any of your building works. Many thank...

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Tradesman

Joined October 2014

hi i am a licensed building practioner tradesman carpenter main line of work is building maintenance of all types,i do a lot of bathroom renovations supply and install working with only registered tradesman all types of work undertaken

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit gintas.co.nz

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Tom Turner Builders Ltd

Joined March 2016

Licenced Building Practitioner with over 40 years experience. Currently specialising in extensions, renovations and opt-out earthquake repairs. We take pride in doing the job right.

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Roman Building & Construction

Joined November 2016

Hi, we are Qualified Builder and Sub-Trade with Quality as First Priority in our job. We carry out New Build, Extension, Renovation, Landscaping, Project Management and Handyman/Maintenance. We give competitive quotes and endeavor to get job done on time with top quality. We look forward to provide Excellent Services for you !!

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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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McKain Quality Construction

Joined September 2016

Hi We are a small building company based in Ashburton providing personalized building services to every client. Weather you are after a new Build or renovation, farm building or maintenance, landscaping and fencing or just after some honest reliable advice to help you better understand your building options, we would love to hear from you.

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Inspire construction

Joined April 2019

Hi iam a builder/ carpenter with over 20 years experience 4 of which have been in nz In that time i have undertaken house renovations / bathroom alterations / general maintence work for home owners. I class myself as honest and reliable always doing the job to the best off my abilities.

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L T Construction Building Company

Joined March 2019

Hi I am Luke maitland proud owner operator of LT construction and I am looking for work in the selwyn/banks peninsula areas as I am local to these parts and enjoy rural New Zealand. LT construction is a family oriented business that is proficient in project management, consultation, maintenance, new builds, building renovations, decks, pergolas, paths, drive ways, farm buildings, plastering and...

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S J Concepts

Joined July 2016

Hello, We've been in the flooring and building trade for over 20 years.Experienced quilified builder, with a wide range of handy man skills. We also install domestic and commercial, Vinyl and carpet. We are very professional and work hard to meeting your dead lines and expectations. We are built on work good ethics and good practices, we will turn up on time and won't leave till your happy. We ca...

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Rata Property Services

Joined August 2016

Hi, I am a fully qualified tradesman carpenter with over 30 years of experience, mainly in the residential sector.. I am available for all general carpentry/ maintenance work, including alterations and additions, kitchens, bathrooms, and decks. I was taught to "do the job once and do it properly" and I take the extra effort to leave a well finished, tidy job. Professional service and profession...

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Canterbury Renovations Ltd

Joined September 2014

Hi there we are a team of skilled qualified professionals with over 30 yrs experience in the building industry specializing in renovations and alterations. We can organize all areas of your project including any sub trades that you may need (painters,plumbers,sparky etc) Insurance work, EQC repairs,decks,renovations are new builds we can make it right. Members of Certified Builders Association

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GW Built Limited

Joined June 2019

With over 25yrs experience we pride ourselves on getting the job done right the first time to the clients satisfaction , being on time and competitive . We specialise in residential carpentry from foundation work , new home builds and renovations from bathrooms to full renovations of old villas , decks and fences . We will look at the smaller jobs .

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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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77 Degree Builders LTD

Joined May 2019

Hi I have been building in the Canterbury region for over 10 years doing everything from new builds, to renovations and extensions. While most of my time is spent on larger jobs, I do always fit in a range of smaller jobs. I am professional and work hard to make sure the client is happy and deadlines are met. I pride myself on competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget.

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Aerotec Ltd

Joined December 2017

We can do re-roofing, new tin, tiles or bitumen roofs.Can install all wooden, bamboo vinyl or laminate floorings. Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime with further questions. Kind regards Cestmir 0277666106

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Carl Taylor Builders

Joined July 2019

Carl Taylor Homes has been trading since 1999 and we are members of the CBS ( Combined Building Suppliers Co -Operative ). Carl Taylor Homes has developed a reputation in Christchurch and the Canterbury region as builders of quality homes, specialising in the construction of semi-commercial and residential buildings, architectural design and construction, project management and building mainten...

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd 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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Tradepower Building Group

Joined January 2018

Tradepower Building Group was re-established in June 2017 due to demand of previous clients wanting custom specific building sheds and structures of various types to be built. Tradepower Building Group has expanded from private buildings into commercial builds; into the supply and partnering of other specific trades that are complementary of Carpentry; and Tradepower Building Group’s growth into...

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