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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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

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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Kithen

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Garage Entry Hatch

Posted 6 days 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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Louvre roof

Posted 3 months ago

installing louvre kitset roof onto house

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Family Flat

Posted 4 weeks 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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Chimney capping

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Cedar Letterbox

Posted 6 months ago

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

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Add a wall, toilet and bath

Posted 3 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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Build a walk in pantry in existing property

Posted 4 weeks 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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Brown Residence - Builder Labour Only

Posted 6 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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Install floor (plus underfloor insulation) and repair joist

Posted 3 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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Install Attic Stairs in Garage Man Hole

Posted 2 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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New build

Posted 6 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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Small building job

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Garage conversion to office

Posted 4 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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Timber fencing to be installed

Posted 3 weeks ago

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

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Greenhouse Layout

Posted 3 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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Lot 15 Hazelfield

Posted 3 weeks ago

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

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Farm house Reno

Posted 2 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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Brick efflorescence removal

Posted 1 month 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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Brick efflorescence removal

Posted 2 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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Recent building reviews

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Install floor (plus underfloor insulation) and repair joist

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 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

Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

General building work

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22nd April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kea Interpretation Shelter

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23rd August 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Pioneer Solutions Ltd

Joined June 2019

Pioneers Solutions Ltd is a Building, Design and Transportation contractor who provide design, construction and transportation to the residential, commercial and civil engineering construction industry. We provide Architectural design and construction services specializing in residential and commercial buildings, foundation and slab construction, earthworks and transportation of larger sized item...

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MZI Builders

Joined October 2017

Hi , I have been in construction for the past 7years.Iv been doing new residential houses and renovation but my background is interior finishes as well as building decks and refurbishing decks,concreteing and crack injection/handyman.

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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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Ainsworth Builders Ltd

Joined August 2016

Ainsworth Builders is a Christchurch building company owned and operated by Shane Ainsworth, a competent, trade qualified builder with extensive experience in the building industry. Shane completed his trade qualification in Christchurch in 1997, before moving to Sydney to gain experience on high end residential dwellings, before heading onto London for 5 years to start up a successful loft conve...

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JPL Construction

Joined August 2018

Hi, I run a small building company specializing in bathroom renovations, decks, fencing and general building and maintenance. I am professional, competitive on price and pride myself on having satisfied customer's. I can also provide project menagement services.

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Dans Reno

Joined February 2018

Hi, I am a sole trader and I have my NZQA level 4 in carpentry I have been building for 14 years all over Africa and in Chrischurch for the last 5 years. I have done many jobs for home owners in Christchurch with good results. I specialise is bathroom renos, redo bed rooms, car ports, decks, fences, veggie gardens, garage shelving etc. I will work along side my client to achieve the best end resu...

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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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Daniel Lomas Building

Joined June 2019

Hi, I am a builder who has integrity to my work and my word. I build new architectural homes - as well as standard residential homes and renovations. In between larger contracts I build Decks - Fences - or odd jobs and general maintenance. I will be fair in my quoting and guarantee a professional approach - interaction and completing all jobs on budget and on time. I will also leave the...

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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Onsite Construction Ltd

Joined March 2017

Hi there. I have been in the industry for over 30 years and have a small dedicated team of 2 working along side of me. We are a very reliable and honest team with our customers needs our main priority. From new builds to small minor house repairs we continually strive to taking on, and successfully completing all jobs. Quality, trust ,reliability and client focus is our motto.

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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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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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Gw builders ltd

Joined May 2016

With over 25 years of experience in the construction industry we are small family business of qualified reliable builders with a high standard in every job we face.. guaranteed to please! Specialising in: *Light Comercial *Architectural builds *New builds *Renovations/extentions *Landscaping *All forms of concrete work No jobs to big or small!

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Avid Build Limited

Joined November 2018

Hi there, we are a residential building company, servicing the wider Christchurch area. While we specialise in house alterations and renovations, we are also accomplished new home builders and can provide a full project management service for your building project. From the largest feature to the smallest detail, we ensure quality workmanship. Our finishing is some of the best in the business.

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Sheppard Construction Ltd

Joined April 2019

Construction you can Count on. Here at Sheppard Construction we have 10 years experience in the building industry. We can help you with anything from your new deck or fence, to a renovation, or even with your dream home! No job to big or to small.

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Wilshire Construction Ltd

Joined January 2019

We specialise in architectural builds, modern design and historical renovations. We pride ourselves on doing what others can’t, we will work with you, your architect and sub trades to achieve a finish we would be proud to come home to. Satisfaction is our main objective whilst delivering a beautiful finish on time and budget. Make your house the home you dream of, it’s just one phone call away...

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch and service We offer6 Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work Odd jobs

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Macon Ltd

Joined May 2019

HI , I have been in the building industry for several years and have managed job big and small. I work with various reliable building contractors in Canterburry and manage the builders and the work to ensure the work has been competed to a high standard.

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Paul Rout Building

Joined January 2017

Qualified Carpenter and licensed building practitioner Competent in all types of Carpentry from high end architectural to EQC repairs. No job too big or small. Happy to take your calls and come out and give you a free quote and second opinion.

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Sayers construction

Joined April 2019

LBP builder that prides himself on quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. With 14 years experience as a carpenter/builder and keeping my overheads minimal, I can offer my wide variety of expertise at a very good price for the customer. I take on all aspects of building, renovation and maintenance works. The work is carried out by myself or by myself overseeing trusted sub contractors f...

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