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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cut and install window into a container sleep out

Posted 4 months 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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New build shed plumbing and drainage

Posted 3 weeks ago

Plumbing and drainage for one wall bathroom in new build shed including pre placement of necessary pipes before slab pour and then plumbing for a bathroom, including shower toilet and basin and hot water cylinder and connection of drains to septic drain 1 mtr from slab. Just about to head to consent, pour maybe within two months completion around Xmas. Water supply is also a meter from slab.

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Dog run needs dog proofing - urgent

Posted 2 months 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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Extensions

Posted 4 months ago

Adding 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms to an existing building.

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Shower installation

Posted 2 months ago

Bathroom renovation. Shower liner and tray to be installed, Older house so walls need to be levelled in bathroom Bathroom door hung,

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Urgent - dog kennel or shed

Posted 2 weeks ago

Kennel for large dog 1.7m long, 1.4m wide in the front, 1.4m high. You'll need to supply materials (can be scrap wood etc) We don't mind what it's made of as long as it keeps him dry. We can paint it with waterproofing ourselves etc later.

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Garden shed

Posted 1 week ago

I need a garden shed built start to finish including foundations in Rolleston

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Wall Gibbing Required

Posted 4 months 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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Builder for new home

Posted 2 months ago

I have purchased a 650sqm section at Rolleston, now is under the design and building content stage. I am looking for an experienced LBP builder who are member of RMBA as well and available around October to start build the house for me. In addition, I was work as a project assistant of a Structure Engineer before, have worked with different sub-contractors. I want to learn how to be a construction residential project manager on site. So I would like to go labour only to build this house. Althou...

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Interrior wall framing

Posted 4 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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Floor repair under shower - water damage

Posted 5 days ago

Corner shower has been leaking for some time. Have pulled shower out and particle board flooring is toast. Looks confined to ... from top, but visible tracking underneath suggests approx ... needs replacing. Floor extends under both adjacent walls and baseplate has water stain 1000mm each way, unsure of soundness. Framed walls are both external. Joists appear ok as viewed from underneath. Scope of job is floor and framing repair only, i.e. no gib.

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Line ceiling

Posted 2 months 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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Help with hanging shelves and other bits and pieces

Posted 2 months 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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Builder wanted for new 370m2 build.

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Odds and Ends

Posted 1 week ago

- Weatherboard replacement (we have an old villa) ready for painting (only a few boards) - Floor replacement (shower has leaked) and new shower install in bathroom - Building lofts/mezzanines in three bedrooms (we have 12ft ceilings) - Built in bookshelves

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Estimates/ballpark prices Lincoln

Posted 4 months 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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Fencing and decking

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi there, I am looking for quotations for fencing around 30 Meter straight, Standard 1.8 M high Needs to be done in last week or first week of October. And Decking quotaion for around 36 Sqm Thanks

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Raptor st

Posted 1 week ago

Extension out of the kitchen with gable end

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Building

Posted 4 months ago

Design and build a 70sq metre granny flat on a flat site in Tai Tapu. We are ready to start the project and hope to have it underway within 2 months.

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Sleepout

Posted 3 weeks ago

2.7x4 Corrugated cladding (open to small adjustments in size to maximise economy of scale) Mono pitch roof with soffit 1.8w x 2h ranchslider, single or double glazing depending on price point Window 1.2-1.4w x .4-.6h Insulation roof, wall, floor Skids Caravan outlet plug 2 internal light 1 external bulk light 2-3 powerpoints Must have ECOC and signed off as built to code Deck Priced separately

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Recent building reviews

With over 172,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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

Consented Cabin

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

6th December 2018

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

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

Garage Entry Hatch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2019

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

Dog run needs dog proofing - urgent

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Austin Anderson

Joined January 2010

Hi. I have been renovating and repairing houses since 1988. Bathroom renovations are a major part of my work, however, I am very happy to renovate any part of your house. Decks are a specialty. Skylights are also in my expertise. I have a team of qualified tradesmen to cover all aspects of your renovation. Covid 19 plan in place .

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Alba Build

Joined August 2016

A LBP builder who has over 12 years in carpentry and building. Past experience is wide and varying, from new builds and extensions to whole house re-clads and decking. Happy to provide quotes and undertake all aspects of building work. Working with clients to achieve their goal, on time and on budget, is of paramount importance.

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A D White Builders ltd

Joined August 2016

Registered Master Builder with over 15 years in the trade. Quality and accountability comes standard with no job too small and I'll work in with clients to ensure that work gets completed on budget and on time. I specialise in renovations / additions and maintainance. I can take care of the project management or work in with clients and their projects as needed.

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Shaun builder

Joined November 2019

Hi there my name is Shaun I have been building since September 2005 I have built new home's , have worked on relocated home's, have done house renovations, have done house exstensions , EQC Repairs, and recently worked on a commercial building site.

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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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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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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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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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Dans Renovations

Joined February 2018

Dan's Renovations is a small company run by the owner Daniel. Dan has his LBP License and NZQA level 4 in carpentry and has been doing building & renovating for 15 years all over Africa and in Christchurch for the last 6 years. He has done many jobs for home owners in Christchurch with good results. He specializes in bathroom renos, kitchen renos, car ports, house extensions, decks, fences, veggie...

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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/weatherboards and decks are work we love. We specialise in all repairs and any house maintenance. We also have a fully equipped workshop where we make things from wind...

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Kumanu

Joined June 2020

KUMANU: means "to care for, nurture, or cherish" The owner has over forty years of experience and can nurture your ideas and dreams so that you may cherish the outcome. From a new door to a new house. Builders of the First house in New Zealand to score 10 on the Home star rating.

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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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FIRTH HOMES LTD

Joined August 2013

Building, Renovating, Landscaping and Project management. Over 18 years experience. We have simple, practical solutions that are affordable with a 10 year guaranteed quality finish. Work with clients to meet there fixed budgets. Assist with specific requirements, advice and direction from concept and design to completion. All work performed or supervised by licensed Tradesmen. H...

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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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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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See More Construction

Joined January 2020

I have been involved in the construction Industry for 20 years. I pride myself in doing quality work, providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on time and under budget. I have a small team of guys who will work with me when needed and are highly competent and reliable. Decks and renovations are my specialty.

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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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Hills carpentry ltd

Joined June 2020

Hills carpentry ltd is a small residential carpentry and building company. We pride ourselves on our quality of work and customer service. While we specialise in complex projects, we also do small jobs. Feel free to get in contact and we can discuss your project together.

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance was born out of frustration whilst trying to solve the same problems on construction sites time and time again. After working with a crazy amount of construction companies I`m ready to change the dinosaur ways of the industry. I want to feel proud of the industry I love whilst constantly shaking things up at the same time. I want to bring modern technologie...

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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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