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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Melton Manor Reno

Posted 1 week ago

340 sqm home fully gutted and ready for some beams to be installed, french doors installed, garage and two decks built.

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Home build

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a quote for 4 bed 2 bath 220 sqmt home

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Replacing Skirting Board

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there! We need two pieces of skirting board replaced in our toilet after they became swollen with water damage (long story but thanks kids). We were keen to try and DYI this but know our limits. I have the replacement skirting board and nails but don't the correct tools to do a proper job.

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Repairs

Posted 1 month ago

Roof soffit lining & exterior joinery weather seals broken, exterior plaster crack, crack on the floor running parallel with construction cut, crack in internal garage floor

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Fire cavity

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi I need a false wall/ cavity built for an indoor gas fireplace. Currently no fireplace installed. Will need framing, gib and plaster work Happy to paint it myself.

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Checks cracks foundation

Posted 1 month ago

need floor slab checked to comfirm cracks for eqc claim

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Fit out for artisan bakery

Posted 1 month ago

Fitout for 100m bakery. Need to build a toilet, plumbing ,electrical work ,wall painting, Flooring and wall building .

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Cupboard and deck

Posted 3 months ago

Hi, we need the ex hot water cylinder cupboard pictured, lined with shelves so we can use it properly. We also need the deck pictured, finished being sanded to make sure all of the old stain is off so we can restain it. We can supply any wood needed for the shelves as we get cost price at ITM

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Replace window with French door

Posted 3 months ago

3rd bedroom south side wall, 70's house in summer hill brick. wooden window 2.5m wide x 1.4m high approx . Would like to replace window with double glaze Aluminum French doors or discuss options such as single door with side window. Exterior gap does not necessarily have to be replaced with brick but with a cladding that looks neat. Time frame is not urgent but we are basically ready to go once we know if the estimate is with in our budget. Thank you

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New kitchen

Posted 2 weeks ago

want to build a new kitchen used to be carport.

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Looking for some one to build a new house in Lincoln Te Whariki

Posted 3 months ago

We have a section at Lincoln Te Whariki, at Wright Neighbourhood. Land title going to be available in May next year. we would like to start building straight after the title available. looking to a design and build for 280m2 on an 816m2 land.

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1. Build Disability access ramp

Posted 3 weeks ago

Build Disability access ramp.

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Prep / finishing work for laminate install

Posted 2 months ago

I'm having some laminate flooring installed in my home photography studio towards the end of January, and need some help with removing the skirting boards prior to installation, and then refixing them afterward. I also have a large built-in wardrobe in the room which I would like moved and refixed to the wall before the flooring install (this can be seen best in the last photo (older photo) I also have a couple of other small projects I'd like someone to quote for :)

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Rondo Installation- New build

Posted 3 weeks ago

Quote for rondo installation on a new build. All materials will be on site, and happy to supply particular fixings that you prefer. 28mm Rondo system on clips. Scaffold supplied for 3.7m stud, the rest of the house is 2550 and 2700 stud. 284m2 in Rolleston

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House extension and reno

Posted 1 month ago

i recently started an extension and renovation on my home. a friend with an LBP was doing the building work for me however due to unforeseen circumstances he has had to leave NZ to go back to his home country (the UK). We are extending both gable ends. sub floor is done. frames and trussed up on one cable end, most frames up on the other cable end but roof needs frames (raking roof so will be a cut roof) roofer is lined up and ready to re-roof the whole property once ready. i also want...

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Door frame swollen - water damage

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hello there, due to washing machine pipe accident 🙂 whole garage was flooded, its now clean and dry, however these door frames are swollen and cracked. need to get them fixed

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Renovation

Posted 2 months ago

Internal wall in kitchen to be removed as well as new ceiling in kitchen,

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Concrete wall

Posted 1 month ago

Im looking at building concrete wall out of cinder blocks I just wanted to know how much a 10 meter 10 foot high wall would cost minus the price of the cinder blocks as I am currently in position of a surplus of cinder blocks

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Repair water damage to internal wall/ceiling

Posted 6 days ago

Fix water damage to internal ceiling and wall. Identify how the water got in and stop it happening again.

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Build sleep-out office

Posted 3 months ago

Build a sleep-out office, not attached to the house, with a deck in front of the sleep-out. Something around 10 square meters or whatever is allowed in the back garden section of the house.

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Recent building reviews

With over 187,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

put wire on piles and fix cladding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th October 2020

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

Urgent - dog kennel or shed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Skirting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing Skirting Board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Louise's folly

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dog run needs dog proofing - urgent

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Frame and drywall internal walls, install door and ceiling


28th April 2020

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

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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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TFB Contracting

Joined February 2021

Can repile, relevel houses, retrofit and renovate, plumbing and even reroute pre existing pipes, electrical issues, not a problem. Very professional, no communication issues, I pride myself and am very attentive, small jobs, big jobs am happy to help

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Paul duffy

Joined August 2015

Qualified carpenter,I have 5+ years experience in carpentry. I pride myself in doing good work and completing it on time. I provide competitive quotes.

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Robertson Built

Joined March 2018

We are a small company looking to make a big impact in our region. We are committed to providing a great service at a the best possible price. Contact us today for more information, we are always looking for our next challenge.

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

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

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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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Francis Stockman

Joined June 2015

Hi my name is Francis I am a fully qualified, licenced building practioner with over 15 years experience in the building industry. I have worked in both residential and commercial building in a leading hand/foreman roll as well as completing many projects on my own.I am currently based in christchurch where I am looking for small to medium sized projects to complete. Bathrooms,decks,extensions,re...

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SchoCon

Joined July 2012

Focused on outdoor living, hard landscaping and renovations, but also the cliche "for all your building needs". Being in the building and construction arena for 18 years, LBP licensed and trade qualified we will make your ideas and dreams reality.

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plank & co

Joined August 2020

We specialize in small space joinery fit-outs but also do standard house kitchens Our kitchens are produced on a CNC and can produce anything to suit your needs - Custom design and build - Furniture - Kitchens/Laundry/Study As licensed builders we can also do any home renovations/builds that you may require

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Rawiri Building & Construction LTD

Joined August 2020

Kia Ora! We are Rawiri Building & Construction! A small business located in Christchurch. We are family operated and love working with other whanau to achieve the required Mahi. Whether you are wanting small repair work, fencing, decking, renovations, or a new build we would love to help you achieve your goals! We pride ourselves on efficiently, providing competitive quotes, and completing jobs...

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robmanbuilders

Joined May 2019

Hi, i am a licenced carpenter and have been building for 15+years.I am experienced with new builds,renovations,alterations,fences,decks,bathrooms,kitchens and have other trades i call on for painting,plastering, electrical ,plumbing etc.I dont mind doing smaller jobs if required.I listen to my clients needs and work professionally,keep a tidy work place and have satisfied clients.

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Monumental Construction Limited

Joined January 2021

HI! I have had over 10 years building experience in all aspects of the industry! I always strive to give the client the absolute best end product and customer service. Cheers

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Sembel it

Joined February 2021

Big or small we do it all. 20 plus years industry experience. Honest and quality workmanship with reviews to back up. Price competitive and we go the extra mile Police vetted. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We aim to exceed your needs and expectations.

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Cam

Joined September 2016

Hi there. I've done about 6 years of building, but had a break for about 4 years. I'm looking to do some jobs for myself now. I'm an easy going, relaxed professional. I can give you estimates, and will work with you and provide you the best that I am able. I work hard to meet deadlines and am flexible, as things sometimes pop-up without expectation.

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HJL Building Ltd

Joined January 2019

Hi, We are Qualifed Licensed Building Practitioners. We have been building new and restoring older homes for families for over 17 years. We specialise in renovations & also do concrete placing. No job is to small! We pride ourselves on providing competitive know obligation free quotes that we stick to, on time and on budget.

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Mainland Landscape Construction

Joined June 2020

Hi all, my name is Scotty and i am a highly experienced and professional outdoor landscaping and construction contractor, very experienced in the whole process from the ideas and design phase through to the finished product, wether it is structural or non structural, big job or small job, simple or complex we have you covered, you can view my work on facebook if you search : Mainland Landscape Con...

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Cadmy Builders LTD

Joined August 2011

We've Build in New Zealand since 2004 and other 15 years over seas.. I'm member of Certified Builders association and License Builder Practitioner, We are a small team of two ready to take over any jobs big or small. Alterations, Renovations, Extensions, New Build, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decks, Pergolas, etc... We have good recommendations at competitive price with a high standard quality. We c...

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SMALL JOB SPECIALIST

Joined March 2019

Hi I have been building and renovating houses for 40 years and i am just doing odd jobs and maintainence . I Give free quotes and will do the work in time frame agreed upon

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate Wilson Built Homes with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality...

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