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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New Garage to be built, Rolleston

Posted 3 months 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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Mclaughlins Rd

Posted 2 months ago

Would like a quote for -Electrical -Plumbing(excluding drainage) -Roofing(labour only) -Cladding(5 rib coloursteel )Labour only Photos attached are a very similar example. -Gib stopping Have PDF plans to send if required. Project starting ea...

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Small job to replace towel rail in bathroom

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Louise's folly

Posted 3 months 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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Gate into existing 6 foot fence

Posted 3 months 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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Quotes for extending lounge and building covered outdoor area and deck

Posted 1 month 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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Replace skirting

Posted 6 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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Wall removal

Posted 3 weeks ago

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

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Build a walk in pantry in existing property

Posted 8 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 4 months ago

Have quite a few Weather boards that need replacing.

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Converting A Shipping Container Into A Room

Posted 2 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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Extension and new Living area

Posted 4 months 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 4 months 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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Sliding door and window in container

Posted 3 months ago

We would like to know the approx cost for someone to install a sliding door and window in our shipping container. We do not have the container at our property yet, so just after a rough price guide for the job . The window would be approximately one quarter of the size of a sliding door.

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Lot 15 Hazelfield

Posted 8 months ago

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

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Animal Shelter

Posted 7 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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Skirting

Posted 6 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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General home repairs

Posted 6 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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Garage Entry Hatch

Posted 7 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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Timber fencing to be installed

Posted 8 months ago

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

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Recent building reviews

With over 154,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

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

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

General building work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd April 2018

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

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Dans Renovations

Joined February 2018

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

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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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CRD Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Hi, we are a small Christchurch construction company. All earthquake work undertaken, foundations, new builds all building work undertaken. we pride ourselves in doing the job right.

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Natural construction

Joined January 2018

Hello there, glad you have taken the time to read our information, We specialise in renovations, decks, pergolas, new builds, and of course no job is to small, We believe its the little things that count. My team are professional, qualified builders who love what they do, not to mention we are Certified and Master Builders and licensed building practitioners, for your peace of mind But most...

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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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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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TnT Decorators

Joined June 2019

Hi, We are a small painting and decorating team and have over 40 years experience in the trade. We work to a very professional standard and communicate with the client every step of the way. We offer free quotes and can give you the professional job you want done within your budget.

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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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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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dmjbuildersltd

Joined August 2019

Hi, i've been building new houses an renoating old ones for the last 10 years. Also do smaller jobs. I pride myself on providing a competitive quote an doing a job to the client satisfaction

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Erne construction Ltd

Joined September 2015

Erne construction Ltd based in Christchurch. Working in the greater Canterbury region and South Island. Specialising In Architectural homes, Renovations, Alterations, EQR and commercial. For a Quote please contact Stephen 02102586395 stephen@erneconstruction.co.nz

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JMatt Building & Construction

Joined October 2018

I have been in the building industry for the last 15 years. For the last 10 years I have been building high end architectural homes, but there is no job too small for me to complete. I am professional and will work hard to complete your job on time to the highest possible standard. Please give me a call today.

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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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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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John rawlinson

Joined February 2016

I am a trade qualified builder with extensive experience in all aspects of residential building, from small maintenance tasks right up to complete new builds and everything in between. I offer very competitive rates as I work for myself and my overheads are minimum. Fast, friendly and honest service is what I aim to achieve along with top quality workmanship.

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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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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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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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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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