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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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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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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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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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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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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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Louise's folly

Posted 5 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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Sliding door and window in container

Posted 5 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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Weather board replacement

Posted 6 months ago

Have quite a few Weather boards that need replacing.

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Quotes for extending lounge and building covered outdoor area and deck

Posted 3 months 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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Extension and new Living area

Posted 6 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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Mclaughlins Rd

Posted 4 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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General home repairs

Posted 8 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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Wall removal

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Gate into existing 6 foot fence

Posted 6 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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Framing

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for someone to whip up some framing for me. Dimensions are: 2400 high, 2800 long. Using standard framing timber. I require 3 of these frames. They are for inside a shed. I will fasten ply to the frame. I will pickup.

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Frame and drywall internal walls, install door and ceiling

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a skilled builder / carpenter to frame up internal walls, fit drywall, hang a door and ceiling for a walk in closet . Only honest reliable tradies with good communication skills need apply. Full scope of the job will depend on what skills you can offer, for example may include gib stopping, insulation etc . References essential.

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Quote for classroom division and doors

Posted 6 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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Ash home

Posted 1 month ago

I am looking for a reliable and expert builder. Who can offer me good rate. To build my first home.

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Small job to replace towel rail in bathroom

Posted 5 months ago

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

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Sleep out build

Posted 1 month ago

I'd like a self contained sleep out built 7.2 meters by 2.9 meters. Nothing fancy but must have shower and toilet. No foundations needed. Thank you Denzel

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New Garage to be built, Rolleston

Posted 6 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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Converting A Shipping Container Into A Room

Posted 4 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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Skirting

Posted 8 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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Addition of Single Garage Door

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking to have a third garage door added to our home. We would like a quote for both a motorised door and a manual door. We would like a door in the same style and colour as is already there. In the photos, the width from the brick corner of the garage and the brick edge of the main double door is 3000mm. We are looking to have quotes done on Sunday afternoon 15th March, Monday 16th March or Tuesday 17th March. Licensed Building Practitioners only please. We are hoping to have the...

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Weather-Boards replacement

Posted 1 month ago

Some weatherboards needing replacing. Please estimate a quote after inspecting the house.

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Recent building reviews

With over 159,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Louise's folly

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th November 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

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

Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Install floor (plus underfloor insulation) and repair joist

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General building work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Timber fencing to be installed

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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Homebase Construction Ltd

Joined August 2019

Hi, I’m Jeff and I’m the owner operator of Homebase Construction. We are a small family run building company specialising in architectural new builds, renovations and herratige restorations. Myself and my team are experienced at what we do and find great satisfaction delivering an amazing job on time and on budget. Check us out on instagram “Homebaseconstruction”

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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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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. A site visit with advice and an itemised quote starts at only $60 plus gst . This is returned to the client on acceptance of my quote .

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Mitre Ben Construction Limited

Joined March 2016

I am a qualified carpenter and specialise in both building & handyman jobs. Decks and fences are something I do often and I am happy to discuss what you are needing done at a time that suits you. I work with a Licensed Builder Practitioner for any restricted building work.

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Sayers construction

Joined April 2019

LBP builder that prides himself on quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. With 14 years experience as a carpenter/builder and keeping my overheads minimal, I can offer my wide variety of expertise at a very good price for the customer. I take on all aspects of building, renovation and maintenance works. The work is carried out by myself or by myself overseeing trusted sub contractors f...

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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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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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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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L J Construction Ltd

Joined August 2019

Hi I am a qualified carpenter with nearly 15 years experience. I specialise in renovating bathrooms, building decks, outdoor areas, and fences. I have completed my apprenticeship in housing and have worked on commercial sites for the last three years. I am very professional and have an eye for detail. My quality of workmanship is second to none and my ability to complete jobs within budget and spe...

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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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Hamish Warren Carpentry and Joinery

Joined September 2019

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

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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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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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StoneBridge

Joined January 2020

Hello, We've been in the commercial cleaning business specializing cleaning for large businesses for the last 12 years. While we do specialize in commercial cleaning we also do a number of jobs in Carpet Cleaning and private construction & renovations. We are very professional and work hard and pride ourselves in the quality of service we provide, competitive quotes and customer satisfaction.

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Tipene plumbing

Joined February 2015

CALL NOW!!!! Tipene Plumbing Ltd offer all aspects of Plumbing-gas fitting-Roofing-drainage and more this includes maintenance- trouble shooting- new houses- CCTV drain inspections and clearing- septic cleans- slurry control. We uphold a very high standard of workmanship and will try my best to sought your issue the same day! Call now for a free competitive quote PLEASE NOTE MY PLUMBING REG IS...

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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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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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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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