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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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Decorating a Child's Bedroom? Here's Some Great Tips!

Posted 28/03/17

Decorating your child's bedroom can be an enjoyable, yet challenging task. We share some tips on how to get the best out of decorating this room... Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedro

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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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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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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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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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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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Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

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New build

Posted 4 months ago

I have plans submitted into council for consent. Requiring building quote for foundations and house to the lock up stage. Materials are from KIT home package. Looking to start January 2019 provided consent approved.

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Sleepout in Rolleston

Posted 6 months ago

We are looking for a builder to build a sleepout with bathroom/toilet on a flat land within the compound of our house in the town area of Rolleston. The size of the sleepout main building is: Length: 4.8 metre, Width: 3.6 metre The size of the verandah is: Length: 4.8 metre, Width: 1.5 metre The lock-up shell shall includes 3604 Concrete Floor; Verandah & Patio; Constructed to Lock-up Shell; Superclad Coloursteel Cladding; Double Glazed Aluminium Windows; Insulation to Ceiling & Exterior Wal...

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Brick efflorescence removal

Posted 1 week 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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Nanas Nest

Posted 7 months ago

Nana is moving in and we want to add a self contained extension to the front area of the house, however we are open to suggestions re location. Would ideally need toilet shower and kitchenette.

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Greenhouse Layout

Posted 1 month ago

Hello we are installing a new Greenhouse and would like someone with a Laser Level help us with grid layout. Would like to do this in next 2-3 weeks.

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To build a single room dwelling

Posted 7 months ago

To build a single room dwelling Building Size: 2.7m long x 3.7m wide, with 2.42m stud height Importance: Habitable (Importance Level 2) Foundation: Bearers on wooden Piles I need a builder who can complete the full build including materials as per the specification provided.

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Install Attic Stairs in Garage Man Hole

Posted 1 month ago

I have purchased some attic stairs and need to have them installed. The existing opening is ... and the stairs require an opening of ... The hole needs to be extended and framed and the provided stairs installed. If it can be done during the evening or weekend, I can assist.

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Home extension, design and build quotes required

Posted 7 months ago

Wanting to take the house from 40squares to 80 squares. Will need plans drawn up and quote to build.

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Louvre roof

Posted 1 month ago

installing louvre kitset roof onto house

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Large garden shed

Posted 5 months ago

The shed is about 3x4m (very approx). We have the frame work. Needs piles or similar, shed erected and clad. To include large eaves and a deck. The job is in Glenroy, between Glentunnel and Windwhistle.

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Small building job

Posted 2 weeks ago

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

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Chimney boxing

Posted 6 months ago

I need boxing around my chimney. I'd like wooden boxing if possible, see photo attached. I'd like the boxing to extend 2/3 to 3/4 up the chimney and then square off with or without the metal framing depending on cost. I like the cedar look, but would prefer a cheaper wood that can be stained (see the posts in the entrance way)

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Garage conversion to office

Posted 2 months ago

DESCRIPTION: EXISTING INTERNAL ACCESS GARAGE TO BE SPLIT WITH INTERNAL WALL TO CREATE OFFICE SPACE OF (nominal) 3x6m PLAN AREA. - Garage is 3m stud height concrete slab on ground with double tilt door (steel). - External walls are concrete block (door side and south wall). North internal wall is timber framed Gib SCOPE: - Replace double garage door (4.65m x 2.4m) with external wall (framed, internal Gib, external cladding (cladding advice required), insulation, single external door and wi...

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Brown Residence - Builder Labour Only

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking for a builder to work with us on a new build in Rolleston as labour only, we are supplying all the materials and will be project managing the job. We will be using steel frames, which my team will put the frames and roof trusses up Looking too start the build in early Feb 2019 1. Site Set Out 2. Box Up Foundations ready for pour including laying steel or pods depending on what foundation we choose to do 3. Installation of Thermal Strips and Wrap the house ready for the...

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Kithen

Posted 2 months ago

I want to build a full kitchen used to be a carport. Building consent has been approved by council.

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Install floor (plus underfloor insulation) and repair joist

Posted 1 month ago

Require a new floor to be laid over exposed joists (original tongue and groove has been removed). Chipboard or particle board (room will be carpeted so not concerned with replacing wood). Underfloor insulation also needs to be added. One joist has borer damage to repair (or replace) against wall. Room is approx 3 x 5 m.

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Cedar Letterbox

Posted 4 months ago

We require a cedar letter box to be designed, built and installed.

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Farm house Reno

Posted 2 weeks 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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Add a wall, toilet and bath

Posted 1 month ago

Need a quote for a partition wall in the garage. Looking to add an additional toilet and bathroom. Small works on replacing some door handles.

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Chimney capping

Posted 2 months ago

Install a chimney cap on an existing terracotta chimney - required to be completed by ...

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Recent building reviews

With over 132,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Kea Interpretation Shelter

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd August 2017

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

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

Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

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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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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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Hennessy construction ltd

Joined September 2018

Hi I am an Irish construction carpenter, I have 20 years experience and 7 of them in Christchurch working on a variety of projects. I am a licensed builder for the last 5 years . I have been building new homes ,Exstension and working on big and small commercial projects. I can put my hand to most jobs . Before coming to Nz I was building homes ,Exstension’s and installing new kitchens . I prid...

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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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Ian. Builder/ Handyman

Joined August 2018

HI, we specialize in building courtyards, this includes everything from design to building block and stone walls, laying paving, pathways, driveways, water features and fountains. Building decks and fences, laying turf, planting and general landscaping

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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Plucks Construction LTD

Joined November 2018

Builder with 35 year experience in all types of building, from concrete work to finishing work. Also gib stopping and painting. No job too big or small. Very professional, with high standards and attention to detail.

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Kit set Assembly Services

Joined January 2018

Hi at Kitset Assembly Services, we are the manufacturer approved installers of your new nz made garden shed. Fully trained in all areas of Kitset Assembly from indoor/outdoor furniture to BBQs and everything in between. Not to mention that all job related rubbish is removed free of charge. You can be assured of a quality job and with set pricing rather than per hour rates there are no hidden surp...

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Robinson's Contracting

Joined November 2017

I've been Painting, Plastering for 7 years. I've seen a lot of 'Tradesmen' have a lack of empathy for your home and that's what makes me different. I'm entirely grateful to receive the trust from existing and future customers to come into their home and really make a difference. Without charging through the roof, I can provide quality results because of the immense passion I have for my Trades....

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L T Construction Building Company

Joined March 2019

Hi I am Luke maitland proud owner operator of LT construction and I am looking for work in the selwyn/banks peninsula areas as I am local to these parts and enjoy rural New Zealand. LT construction is a family oriented business that is proficient in project management, consultation, maintenance, new builds, building renovations, decks, pergolas, paths, drive ways, farm buildings, plastering and...

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Paul Rout Building

Joined January 2017

Qualified Carpenter and licensed building practitioner Competent in all types of Carpentry from high end architectural to EQC repairs. No job too big or small. Happy to take your calls and come out and give you a free quote and second opinion.

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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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Victor Grant Building Ltd

Joined September 2018

Hi, I have been building,renovating &repairing houses for 25 years plus... I am a licence Building Contractor,who speciality is prompt,personal service.

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Kahu Contractors

Joined March 2018

A small team dedicated to providing an excellent service throughout the building and construction industry. Having spent a lot of time in all sectors of the industry we are known to specialize in everything from formwork amd foundations to crane work and precast installation, We have the expertise, tools and where needed tickets (qualifications) to complete all builds to an excellent standard, saf...

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SPJ Homes Limited

Joined September 2018

Hi, I have been building for 12 years and just recently started my own company. I mainly work by myself and I am looking to build up a reputation as a company that is reliable, hardworking and honest. I believe in the saying that you are only as good as your last job so I will endeavour to only do the most professional and high quality work that can be achieved.

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HJL Building Ltd

Joined January 2019

Hi, We are Qualifed Licensed Building Practitioners. We have been building new and restoring old 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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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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ACP CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

Joined March 2019

Combined we have 30+yrs experience within the Civil Construction trade and can offer a vast variety of Civil Construction services. We take pride in our work, therefore being able to offer fair competitive prices to suit your budget is a must. We are reliable and our time management allows for us to be able to make our deadlines. Both of us hold our Comprehensive first aid and relevant tickets and...

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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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Shane's Drainage

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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