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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Converting A Shipping Container Into A Room

Posted 8 months ago

I have purchased an ex insulated freezer shipping container to convert into a room. I will be taking out the freezer unit and need an experience builder to replace it with a wall and ranch slider and possibly cut out the middle for a window (price dependent). It would be good to have someone who is confident they can do it right. May be worth noting I am on a budget so I am happy to find a second hand ranch slider to keep costs down. Please contact me to view the container and price it up. Che...

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Pressed Tin Splashback Installation

Posted 2 months ago

I have a piece of pressed tin that needs to be glued into place for my splash back. Would require somebody who is familiar with splash backs/pressed tin to ensure no damage is done to the kitchen. Some cupboard doors would need to be removed but two side panels and the induction hob will need to stay in place while it is fitted. Should only be a small job for someone who knows what they're doing!

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Cut and install window into a container sleep out

Posted 1 month ago

We have a window and would like it installed into our container sleep out. Would like a quote and time frame for installation please.

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Addition of Single Garage Door

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking to have a third garage door added to our home. We would like a quote for both a motorised door and a manual door. We would like a door in the same style and colour as is already there. In the photos, the width from the brick corner of the garage and the brick edge of the main double door is 3000mm. We are looking to have quotes done on Sunday afternoon 15th March, Monday 16th March or Tuesday 17th March. Licensed Building Practitioners only please. We are hoping to have the...

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Weather-Boards replacement

Posted 4 months ago

Some weatherboards needing replacing. Please estimate a quote after inspecting the house.

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Help with hanging shelves and other bits and pieces

Posted 5 days ago

I have some bedside shelves I’d love some help installing properly, as well as a kids indoor swing in our living room. Already have the hardware to hang both, just need someone to come and do it :)

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Frame and drywall internal walls, install door and ceiling

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for a skilled builder / carpenter to frame up internal walls, fit drywall, hang a door and ceiling for a walk in closet . Only honest reliable tradies with good communication skills need apply. Full scope of the job will depend on what skills you can offer, for example may include gib stopping, insulation etc . References essential.

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Wall removal

Posted 6 months ago

Love a quote to remove 9ft wall internal ,and doors,and re gib plaster etc please.

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Line ceiling

Posted 1 week ago

our lounge in our cottage in Arthur's Pass needs to be battended. We had a burst pipe in the roof space that leaked through the old lathe and plaster. Rather than pull down the old one we would like it battened with gib on top. It will need plastered as well. I can't attache the dimensions but can email them if you would like to contact me.

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Dog run needs dog proofing - urgent

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, my new dog has decided to escape his dog run by going under the fence. Need secured urgently. There's about a 5cm gap below fence palings (at the two ends) and corrugated iron fence (one side). Zoom in on photos below to see. Would also like main gate re-hung and possibly replace dog kennel roof (I have some ply and roofing iron available). thanks Anna

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Ash home

Posted 5 months ago

I am looking for a reliable and expert builder. Who can offer me good rate. To build my first home.

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Extensions

Posted 2 months ago

Adding 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms to an existing building.

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Quotes for extending lounge and building covered outdoor area and deck

Posted 7 months ago

extend our lounge out. double sliding doors lead out to concrete slab, would like to extend that room over it. Then add a covered outdoor area and deck. Or suggestions welcome, we just want a lovely outdoor enclosed area. $$ we dont really know what we are looking at Also looking to replace kitchen bench top with granite

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Sleep out build

Posted 4 months ago

I'd like a self contained sleep out built 7.2 meters by 2.9 meters. Nothing fancy but must have shower and toilet. No foundations needed. Thank you Denzel

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Estimates/ballpark prices Lincoln

Posted 1 month ago

Hi - I just want to get a rough idea of 3 seperate prices (ie what might minimum maximum be) for current 4 bed brick house with concrete tile roof for following 3 jobs - 1) Adding a master bedroom with ensuite and walk in wardrobe above 6 by 6m garage (can currently stand up in loft in middle but roof height would need increasing on sides) 2) make a 2x2m entry addition to front of house 3) extend family room and lounge out by 2 metres (involves moving 2 sliders and 1 window) . Brick work wo...

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Builder wanted for new 370m2 build.

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for a qualified builder to complete new 370m2 build. Looking for labour only and we will supply everything.

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Framing

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for someone to whip up some framing for me. Dimensions are: 2400 high, 2800 long. Using standard framing timber. I require 3 of these frames. They are for inside a shed. I will fasten ply to the frame. I will pickup.

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Enclosing deck / conservatory

Posted 2 months ago

Established deck but too sunny and windy. Needs enclosing but with ability to open it all up on a fine day. Upstairs balcony convert surrounding railings to glass. Need someone with good ideas and a good eye. Start after lockdown.

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Interrior wall framing

Posted 2 months ago

Just require a couple of small internal walls both around 3 meters in length erected ( not structural). There maybe also a few other small jobs.

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Wall Gibbing Required

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for capable Gibber to work under Qualified Builder for 1 day, Wednesday 20th. (yes tomorrow) as other builder sick and need done urgently. Everything on site, ceilings already done as well as some walls. New home build in Prebbleton. Need 2 Gibbers so if you know of anyone else tell them too. Please reply with your hourly rate including GST and payment terms please. Thanks Jeff

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Recent building reviews

With over 166,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Skirting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd August 2019

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

Louise's folly

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th November 2019

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

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

Consented Cabin

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

6th December 2018

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

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

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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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Onsite Construction Ltd

Joined March 2017

Hi there. I have been in the industry for over 37 years and have a small dedicated team of 1 working along side of me. We are a very reliable and honest team with our customers needs our main priority. Small minor house repairs and decks are work we love. We specialise at weatherboard repairs and any house maintenance. We also have a fully equipped workshop where we make things from windows to...

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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management. Im your one stop shop to take care of your project.

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JPL Construction

Joined August 2018

Hi, I run a small building company specializing in bathroom renovations and decks, general building, alterations and maintenance. I am professional, competitive on price and pride myself on having satisfied customer's. I can project manage your work from start to completion handling all the council and architect requirement's and providing all the subtrades required.

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Taw builders

Joined October 2015

Taw Builders is a Canterbury based building and construction company that has built a strong reputation for delivering a quality service, on time and great level of communication to its clients. With our loyal and committed team we pride ourselves on being skilled and experienced in all aspects of building and construction. Director Brandon Taw is a Licenced Building Practitioner, Qualified bu...

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Stark Builders

Joined March 2020

Gidday team Chch owned and operated building team consisting two honest builders, we specialise in: Renovations/Extensions Decks Building inspection reports New builds Maintenance We will work with you to ensure that the job is brought in on time and within budget We look foward to hearing from you

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With over 15 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng 239682) based in Christchurch but has undertaken projects all around the country. I am also an Engineering New Zealand Practice Area Assessor for Structural Engineers and a Auckland City Council Producer Statement Author (PSA#123432). I have a broad experience in structural design, seismic assessment, repair and stre...

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LAB

Joined September 2019

Hi, LAB is a stress free construction company that will do all types of building work at competitive rates. Our team are highly experienced, friendly & professional and are dedicated to ensuring a high quality level of workmanship.

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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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Unique Built

Joined November 2019

For quality workmanship look no further. At Unique Built we cover a range of work from your everyday handyman jobs right up to newly built homes and everything in between.

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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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Chris Gabites Construction

Joined March 2017

Chris Gabites Construction is a small locally owned building company servicing the great people of Canterbury. Our background is new housing and renovations. We also take on repairs and house re-levelling, decks and fences. Farm shed and more. We take pride in giving you a stress-free building experience with competitive quotes.

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Abacus Building Maintenance

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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Limitless Property Services

Joined December 2019

**Covid 19 update** As per govt level 3 lockdown instructions, I will be able to resume working providing I stick to strict Health and Safety rules. I am more than happy to work in with you for contactless services. My name is Dan and I am a local from Christchurch. I am currently living in the Selwyn area where I have just built a house. I am a qualified LBP licensed builder with 13...

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Think Construction Ltd.

Joined March 2010

Company Profile: We are a building company specialising in residential projects from small alterations to new house builds. We work with the client from the design concept through to the completion of your project (or anywhere in between). We work closely with designers (yours or ours), to ensure continuity and confidence in your build, from concept to completion. Personal Profile: Direct...

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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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ko plumb ltd

Joined April 2012

OK Plumb ltd menu # Plumbing # Drainlaying # Waterblasting # Roof leak repairs/replace iron coloursteel. # Spouting leak repaires/replace # Log burner installs # New house plumbing/drainlaying

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Priority Construction

Joined November 2017

Hi We are a New Zealand building company. We have been repairing, renovating and building lite commercial to grand residential homes here in Canterbury. Across the board our team has over 25 years experience in the New Zealand building industry. We specialize in trade concept and management. focusing on best practice, winning strategies to repair and renovate or build your new home. We build...

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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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ground 'n' pound building services

Joined March 2018

I'm an NZ qualified carpenter with 12 years experience in the trade, specializing in new homes, renovations, alterations, flooring, fences and am a licensed building practitioner

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