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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Garage renovation

Posted 3 months ago

Stucco clad garage, flat roof, needing full repair, internal roof beams, bracing etc. Roof rusted, has caused significant damage. Looking for a decent patch-up job to extend useage for a few years.

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Render Outdoor fire place - and chimney

Posted 1 year ago

Render Outdoor fire place - and chimney render over the timber framing and concrete fire box.

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6x9 shed

Posted 6 months ago

We have started to build a 6x9 shed but a family member who was meant to be building it just isn't getting it done. So far we have the shed boxed out and have started digging the footings. We have all the reinforcing for it and have trusses ready which were ordered in Decemeber. We are wanting this shed built as soon as possible as it is causing us a great deal of stress!!

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New single car garage

Posted 3 months ago

Single car garage coastal area council resource conscent required

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New lounge on kakaramea farm house

Posted 11 months ago

house needs a secound lounge built on it. 5m x 4m aprrox need to discuss plans with a builder. roof lines will be at 90 degrees from each other.

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Weather Board and sill replacement

Posted 5 months ago

We have a 1910 villa that requires some weather board and sill replacement due to rot

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Remove wall #2

Posted 7 months ago

Remove the wall put in support beam if required.

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Residential fence 58m long

Posted 10 months ago

I need 58m of fence to be built, basic design 2rails and posts with new ribline at 1.8m high. Owner will supply materials. Will need a hedge removed first can be included in quote or will get done separately

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Build deck step

Posted 4 months ago

We need a step for our deck with built in opening for access under the deck. We also have a bathroom renovation job that is also post on this site

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 4 months ago

Re-line walls and ceiling I’m not exactly sure what other details a builder is required for in a bathroom renovation but we require a builder for all that is involved in this. We have a plumber already lined up for this

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Bedroom extension

Posted 1 month ago

quote to extend a bedroom wall/corner of the house to make the 4th bedroom bigger.. I would say a small extension as only pushing out one wall however the roofline and flooring will be a consideration. The existing wall has reasonably new double glazed windows that can be reused once the wall has been moved.

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T.KEREHOMA

Posted 6 months ago

Wanting a fence, bird Avery and a 3bay garage with upstairs studio and decking all to be quoted separately.

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Bathroom water damage repairs

Posted 1 year ago

Leak behind vanity in bathroom , hard board needs replacing behind and beside vanity , vinyl flooring needs reinstalling

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Remove wall

Posted 8 months ago

Remove the wall put in support beam if required.

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Extension to existing 2 bedroom house

Posted 7 months ago

Hi there, We are looking to add an extension to our property, it is currently 2 bed, 1 bathroom with a separate toilet. We would like to add another bedroom and toilet, and have an open kitchen/dining and lounge area. I need a draftsman or builder that can cover all aspects of the job from council to sub contractors. Cheers Candace

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Studio build

Posted 7 months ago

Studio built Windows of house replaced New deck Room extension

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Replace frame and door, re hanging of sticking doors + plastering job

Posted 3 months ago

Looking to get a quote for repairs around my home, in prepartion for selling. See attached photos for info.

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Pre purchase inspection

Posted 8 months ago

Hi we are looking for a pre purchase inspection without all the bells and whistles , piles, leaks , roofing . A good contact that we can count on within a 5 day period

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Renos on Weld

Posted 3 months ago

Hi We are looking at doing renovations to the bathroom, laundry & toilet. We are also wanting to knock down a wall between the lounge, pantry & hallway closet. We are unsure if there is a structural wall & what is required? We are happy to discuss the plans.. as we have an idea of what we want... hopefully we'll be able to get it.

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Double carport and fencing

Posted 1 week ago

New double driveway with carport - will need council consent, remove picket fence - will be getting double auto sliding gate. New fence and gate at end of carport to section off the front from back section. There is also a large garage that needs lining walls and ceiling (+insulation) but needs re-roofing first.

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Find Builders in South Taranaki

Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Aaron Collins Builders Ltd

Joined April 2010

Our family owned and operated business Aaron Collins Builders is a small team of detail driven carpenters. Aaron is a fully qualified Licensed Building Practitioner and a proud member of Certified Builders Association. We offer the Halo 10 year Guarantee to work over $30,000.00. The benefit of using us is that you're dealing directly with the business owner. We work along with you on your proj...

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Crescent Construction Ltd

Joined August 2020

We provide services in the residential sector of construction and renovation in Auckland, Manawatu - Wanganui, New Plymouth and Taranaki Region. Our team removes the complexity in building projects and will ensure that your vision and ideas come to life. We want to make the experience of working with us a positive one for you. You’re busy. You have better things to do than deal with the str...

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NZ CCS ltd

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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Refresh Renovations Taranaki

Joined July 2021

Refresh renovations can help with all your renovation needs from bathrooms and kitchens to full home renovations and extensions. Our 5 step process eliminates wastage and headaches to home owners giving them full control of their renovation. We offer an end to end service so we will be with your through the whole process If you would like to learn more about our process please visit our website...

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Byrne & Co Builders

Joined August 2019

Hi, I've have had plenty of experience in new builds and renovations. I like to specialise in smaller jobs, not only do I like to give a competitive quote but I also have an attention to detail and like to complete jobs to high standard.

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G & N Moratti holdings Ltd

Joined January 2016

building residential houses for the past 7 years, do fencing, decks,concrete drives paths, carports, retaining walls, gibing,small alterations, insulation, and renovation work and new builds. all house work done from ground up to roofs high quality workmanship Guaranteed, never had a disappointed customer. Very competitive prices, work done on time and in budget. No job too small. will w...

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The BDW Collective

Joined May 2018

Founded on peoples attraction to unique and customised spaces, BDW offers customers the skills and collective mindset to make possibilities a reality. With a history of architectural and high-end building work, we will work with you to challenge your ideas and pursue your desires. The BDW Collective offers concentrated experience in construction, with exposure to new builds big and small, renovati...

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Building Lab

Joined July 2020

Hi, Andy here from Building Lab. I have been building for 16 years, with my experience ranging from new builds, major renovations, to smaller jobs. I pride myself on being reliable, motivated, and finish every project to the highest standard. I guarantee great communication throughout the process to ensure I meet your expectations. To ensure your project runs smoothly, I have strong relationsh...

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd NZ Property Maintenance Solutions Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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Savvygas ltd

Joined May 2018

Hey there, we are a plumbing and gas fitting company based in new plymouth. Able to anything from a leaking tap to a major house renovation and everything in between. Able to sort out any gas issues. Competitive quotes available and always willing to work to clients requirements.

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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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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Level Build NZ

Joined November 2020

Based in New Plymouth, Taranaki, we specialise in competitively priced, high quality builds. This includes New Homes, Renovations, Upgrades, Commercial Construction, and everything in between. Founded and led by experienced carpenter, Jarom Tipene, our uncompromising attention to detail and drive for perfection set us apart from the rest. Whatever your renovation needs or new home dreams are, Leve...

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Glen Law Building ltd

Joined March 2019

Hello, We have a group of 4 keen hardworking builders. Two Qualified trades men and two apprentice workers. Friendly team that love the trade and what to do wright by the client and leave a positive lasting impression. Check out our facebook page to see more. Thank you.

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Smart Build Solutions

Joined December 2016

I have been in the building industry, working all over Taranaki for the past 5 years. I am proud to be a qualified, licensed New Zealand builder. While my work mainly consists of building houses and doing renovations, I also enjoy helping customers with smaller jobs around their home and increasing value on their properties. Building maintenance is also an area I have been expanding into, assi...

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Superior Steel Structures Ltd

Joined May 2020

Hi There, Our main work is sales and construction of steel frame sheds. We manage projects from demolition, earthworks, concrete, consents aswell as the construction. We also take on smaller jobs repairing or cladding existing buildings. We can supply and build anything from a small garden shed to a large commercial building NZ wide.

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Construction needs

Joined July 2021

Hi , we are a local crew catering to the needs of fellow taranakians in the home Reno space and new builds from set out to final fit and finish, with a large focus on high end finishes. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and finishing projects on time.

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication and construction.

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Jesse Langton Builders Ltd

Joined July 2021

Local Taranaki licensed builder with 10 years experience working with new builds, renovations and extensions. We are happy to do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very approachable and pride ourselves on meeting deadlines for project completion, also providing competitive quotes and great friendly service.

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Buildskills Limited

Joined October 2018

Hi, we specialise in home projects and maintenance. For all unlicensed building work of high quality at a reasonable price we are the team. For fences, decks, kitchen or bathroom upgrades or other projects around the home or rental, give us a call.

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