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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Build a walk in pantry in existing property

Posted 5 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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Weather board replacement

Posted 1 month ago

Have quite a few Weather boards that need replacing.

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Skirting

Posted 2 months 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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Louise's folly

Posted 2 days ago

bigger opening, batts, & wallboard into a smallish roof cavity 3m x 1.5 m approx., has floor for storage: tiled roof, 40 yr old house, rimu, cathedral ceilings

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Family Flat

Posted 5 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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Brick efflorescence removal

Posted 6 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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Garage Entry Hatch

Posted 4 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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General home repairs

Posted 3 months 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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Extension and new Living area

Posted 1 month ago

i will need a quote to enlarge my living area so that the area will have a part wall and door (or a french shutter door and no wall) dividing a kitchen dining area from the new living area- at present it is an open plan kitchen dining area. I will need a design with electrical power points for TV , lights, heat pump and internet connection and a scope of works included in quote.

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Quote for classroom division and doors

Posted 1 month ago

We need three quotes for work to put up two dividing walls, with sliding doors in large classroom. May need to bring framing down from high ceiling to be able to install "standard" size sliding doors.

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Animal Shelter

Posted 4 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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Replace skirting

Posted 3 months 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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Gate into existing 6 foot fence

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are looking for someone to quote us a price to put an gate into our existing 6 foot fence so we can access to our back yard, for trailer, boat etc...

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Lot 15 Hazelfield

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Timber fencing to be installed

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Small job to replace towel rail in bathroom

Posted 5 days ago

Repair where an old towel rail has been and install new bathroom towel rail replace 2 window latches

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Small building job

Posted 6 months ago

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

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New Garage to be built, Rolleston

Posted 3 weeks ago

New garage to be built in Rolleston. 6m x 7m x 2.4m. Clear flat site with good access at the rear of my section.

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Farm house Reno

Posted 6 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 5 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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Recent building reviews

With over 146,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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

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

General building work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd April 2018

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

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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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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Hamish Warren Carpentry and Joinery

Joined September 2019

Over 40 years timeserved with in the building industry, offering made to measure projects, refurbishment and general maintenance, competitive quotes with a happy meet and greet to bring your ideas from plan to finish.

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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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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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Braden Nelson Builder

Joined April 2018

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

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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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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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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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JRB Homes Ltd

Joined March 2018

As a business owner and site foreman, I strive to provide the best work ethics in both client and colleague relationships. I pride myself in time management, effective communication and quality control in all areas of my business. Over the last two years of developing my business, I have successfully built, renovated and repaired homes. My overall goal is to be competitively priced with the best e...

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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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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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PD Arthur Builders Limited

Joined January 2019

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

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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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Warwick Mills Building

Joined October 2019

Hi I have been building for in excess of 30 years .We have experience in all aspects of building from restoration of older homes to new architectural housing bathroom and kitchen renovations.I am backed buy very good team of reliable sub contractors. I work in a team of two builders who offer an aspect of design and detailing to complement clients preferences. Budgets will be honest and reliable...

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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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MCD Maintenance

Joined April 2019

We've been in the trade for 14+ years. We specialize in kitchens and kitchen Facelifts ,laminated flooring, decking, fencing and general maintenance work that you don't get around to do. We do electricity work to (e266316). No job is to small for us and we pride ourselves on providing services that will make you call us again to do more work for you. Competitive pricing and can do attitude is se...

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Metric Build

Joined August 2019

Hi there, I've been a qualified builder for 15 years, I'm a LBP, Member of the Certified Builders Association. I'm experienced in all aspects of building from small alterations to highly engineered architecturally designed homes through to large scale Commercial and shop fit outs. Contact me for a free competitive quote. I look forward to hearing from you.

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DS Built ltd

Joined October 2014

Hi I have 14 years experience in the residential construction industry both here in NZ and a stint in the UK. We specialize in new architectural builds, but also do smaller jobs; renovations and extensions, bathrooms, retaining walls, custom decks and outdoor areas. We are very professional and pride ourselves on working hard to meet deadlines and budgets.

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Rainbowscapes

Joined March 2017

HI, Rainbowscapes is a garden maintenance, landscaping and general handyman company based in North Canterbury. We have lived and worked in the area of 12 years, building up a comprehensive and well rounded knowledge of gardens in the area. Hard or Soft Landscaping is no problem! We specialize in creating and maintaining you a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy and relax in. In addition we have a w...

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Taurus Built Ltd

Joined September 2019

I started Taurus Built Limited in 2017 in Central Otago, with 1 house for GJ Gardener, a 170 Square meter deck and a single employee. Fast forward to today and we are a company with 8 Employees, operating in Central Otago/Lakes, Christchurch and surrounding areas. With a Hill job in Akaroa to an alteration in Twizel, it is safe to say Taurus Built will take on almost every construction task. Ta...

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