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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 As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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Guide to Installing Balustrades - Up to NZ Building Code Standard

Posted 14/09/17

Wondering what the NZ Building Code requirements are for balustrades on stairs and decking? Then you’re in the right place, we take a look... What is a Balustrade? A balustrade is basically a safety barrier. It can vary in appearance from simply a rail with supporting balusters, all the wa

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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Here’s a guide on the types of cladding options and materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each other.

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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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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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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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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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Latest building case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Pocket Rocket Building owner shares her women in trade story, about how she made the career change from corporate leadership.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

Budget blow-outs, schedule delays and an unforeseen scenario - this bathroom renovation's got it all! See the incredible transformation.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

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Build a carport

Posted 2 months ago

Carport in front of section

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Small bathroom job - install new wall stud for door hinges

Posted 5 months ago

remove gib in bathroom wall to put in a new stud to be able to then hinge new bathroom shower glass walk in door off. Replace gib. current stud is about 150 mm on the the target area. stud is 2400mm high but perhaps connect to existing stud at poinmts where hinges to wall. Ideally asap. location rolleston.

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External cladding replacement and internal ceiling repair

Posted 3 months ago

External cladding replacement and internal ceiling repair Contact us for plans to quote from. Involves recladding external window and replacing ceiling in kitchen.

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Small jobs to finish off.

Posted 3 months ago

I need a sliding door installed, exterior weather boards on bathroom wall. Scribers and boarder around windows on exterior And there maybe something after that with my kitchen cupboard. This is a 1970z villa like place that I'm revamping. I just want jobs finished.

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Garage Floor and Roof Pitch Renovation

Posted 5 months ago

We would like to have quotes to raise the concrete floor on this existing concrete block Garage, raise the walls by the height of the floor raise and the flat roof to be changes to an A Frame roof. Also would like the opening to be moved to the other end of the garage.

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Outdoor frame

Posted 4 months ago

We are after a builder to help frame our rectangle shaped patio for shelter for our outdoor furniture

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New Build Architectural

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, im looking for builders who can build an architectural house for me. The land size is 505sqm, north western facing, land diameter is ... . Hoping for a 4 bed room house.

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Shed repair quote for insurance claim

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there, currently looking for a repair quote for our insurance claim on our shed as it was damaged in the last winter weather blast we just had. Would perfer to have the shed repaired in the claim not paid out Not a huge shed but would still like it repaired Cheers

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Free Dumping of concrete/breeze blocks

Posted 3 months ago

I am planning a large green house 30ft x 10ft and want old blocks for making a base wall 2 blocks high min. I need about 150. I was talking to a friend and he had to pay to dump tons. Grrrr... I was too late. So please save yourself some money and dump them here for nothing. I live on Goulds Road, off Leeston Road, Springston. ... Thank you.

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Assembly of a Tunnel house

Posted 2 months ago

Assembly of a 2.36 x 4.5m tunnel house

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New home

Posted 1 month ago

Need honest advice, careful meticulous planning and an honest estimate for a complete new high spec home that needs to be built next year. Big firm or small firm, please contact me if you are interested to do a progressive build. References a must. Good quality of work and a competitive price to match is what is desirable.

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Foundation piles for sleep out

Posted 3 months ago

Approximately 12 piles for a pre-packed sleep out sized 3.6 by 9meters. To be done, dig a hole in the ground, fill with cement with piles

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Maintenance of trees & safeguard to prevent climbing

Posted 2 months ago

Need to maintain trees at the property, safely guard around the trees from children being able to climb the trees

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Outdoor Wall/Garden Box

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking to enclose our large concrete patio with an aluminium clad wall/garden box. Dimensions are approx. 50m long, 1.2m high, 800mm wide. The wall/box is to be timber framed, and ply and plastic lined internally for the garden box. It will be permanently fastened to the patio with the need to be earthquake-resilient. The framing will need to be prepared to accept the cladding system and finally the supplied cladding will need to be installed. As the wall/ garden box doubles as...

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Living room Extension

Posted 2 months ago

We Require an Architect to draw up the plans for a Simple Square addition to our living area

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Simple pergola

Posted 5 months ago

Build a simple pergola off the side of the house within a decked recess.

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NW wall window install

Posted 2 months ago

NW facing lounge wall requires a 2800mm wide x 1200mm high double glazed Fairview window installed. There is no existing window. Quote has been provided to us which is for the making of the Fairview window. If this job goes well then there is a larger piece of work to complete.

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Build caravan bed frame

Posted 4 months ago

wanting somone to build timber bed frame and cupboards in caravan job needs done asap i will supply materials location west melton

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Errect kitset pole shed

Posted 3 months ago

I need a kitset poleshed assembled, with concrete. Shed is enclosed ... bay gable pole shed, 4.8m bays, 9m deep, 3.6 - 4.2m high. 1 x pa door, 1 x roller door installed by supplier but needs framing. Looking for concrete pad as well. Location Darfield

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Office walls

Posted 1 month ago

Hi wanting 2 small office walls and maybe a door (not sure about the door). I have a, stupidly big entry and want to use existing structure but add 2 walls to make part of entry an office.

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Recent building reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Small job - recessing a mirror into a bathroom wall.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Urgent - dog kennel or shed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Louise's folly

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th November 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

put wire on piles and fix cladding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rennovate kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing Skirting Board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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Farrell Build

Joined August 2018

Farrell Build is a local Christchurch based construction company. We are family owned & operated with over 30+ years of trusted industry experience. Offering a wide range of services which include; Architectural builds, Renovations & EQC Repairs

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Skull & Crossbones Construction

Joined July 2021

We are 2 brothers who have worked extensively in the USA & New Zealand and have a combined experience of 30+ years in residential & light commercial construction. We are LBP accredited, professional in our approach & completion of all projects, the 2 guys you meet are the 2 guys who will work on your project. Call us & we will meet with you, give you our expert advice & a competitive quote.

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JBR Built Ltd

Joined March 2016

Specialising in all things construction! I am a qualified carpenter and liscenced building practitioner preferably taking on small renovation or alteration jobs, e.g decks, fences, moving a wall or any sort of fix up that you'd like an easy worry free process without dealing with a large construction firm. Free quote available!

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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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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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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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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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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 . I like to get an idea what you’d like to spend before ar...

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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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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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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts of Joinery, building and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminium windows and doors, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, sliding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrades, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do yo...

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Daniel

Joined March 2019

Hi, I have been in the construction industry more than 30 years.I am specialise in renovations and new builds, decks and fence.I am a LBP as well. Nice to meet you and give quotes and we can work from there. Cheers Daniel

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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

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

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Mitre Ben Construction Limited

Joined March 2016

Hi My name is Ben, and I run a small carpentry business servicing Canterbury and beyond. We specialise in new builds, renovations & hard landscaping I am happy to come to you and discuss what you are needing done, at a time that suits you. I am a Licenced Building Practitioner as well as being a Qualified Carpenter. Thanks for taking the time to check us out, Ben Powley

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The Black Fence Company

Joined December 2019

the Black Fence company provides building and maintenance services. Including; fences, gates, decks, pergola's and much more. I provide great communication and attention to detail. I also provide other home improvement tasks and maintenance.

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SGA Builders Ltd

Joined July 2021

Hi we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 16 years. while we specialise in a new builds and renovations we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlines for the project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on time and budget.

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H D Cambridge ltd

Joined February 2018

Hi,we are a small local building team specialising in new builds,renovations and small landscaping jobs i.e. decks and fencing. We pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of work and completing jobs on budget

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Tom Turner Builders Ltd

Joined March 2016

Licenced Building Practitioner with over 40 years experience. Currently specialising in extensions, renovations and opt-out earthquake repairs. We take pride in doing the job right.

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Mattis Gether

Joined June 2021

Hi, I just started my own business as a Handyman after more than 10 years in the commercial building industry. While I specialise in timber project I also do outdoor projects and maintenance. Reliable and flexible, I will accommodate to get your job sorted in time and on budget!

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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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