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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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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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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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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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This is How your Gutters and Spouting Could be Damaging your Home (and what to do about it)

Posted 28/06/19

Guttering and spouting do more than take rainwater away, they are essential for a healthy, happy home. Read on to learn signs that indicate issues, and tips for resolving damage... What damage could my guttering be causing? Externally: A sagging gutter will damage your home’s fascia. P

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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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Guide to 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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Latest building case studies

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

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Builders on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

10 Balerno Place

Posted 5 months ago

We required licensed carpenter to restore a transported house on its new foundation as per consented drawings. The works include; -2 new timber entrance deck and its foundation and stair more than 1.5m high, -1 new 4m high post and foundation to support the eaves. - Re-gibb /replaster/ repaint some of the of internal wall and ceiling to achieve new bracing requirement. -Reinsulation of ceiling, wall and floor. -Reconnection of services within the house which includes; power, drainage...

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Timber frames

Posted 2 weeks ago

Two small sections of timber frames inside house, are intended for plaster wall extension. The measures are ... and ... (WxHxD). Need to connect to the surrounding structure securely. You can choose to quote my other job "Internal doors replacement" together.

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Building report

Posted 1 month ago

Building report on property

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Building garage

Posted 4 months ago

Needing a 6x5 garage built

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Gib Remove and Install

Posted 2 months ago

Hey looking for a quote to remove and replace my ceiling gib board in my lounge. 6m by 3.5m Thanks

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Renovations

Posted 7 months ago

Plastering, painting, minor building work

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Removing concrete lumps

Posted 4 months ago

Removing concrete lumps on the floor used to anchor toilets. There are 4 of these.

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Internal garage door frame

Posted 2 months ago

We need our garage/hallway door frame redone as the door was locked and kicked in.

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Carport

Posted 5 months ago

need a carport attached to house in back yard. Not sure on materials.

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Removing hot water cupboard/ Replace damaged weather/ kitchen/living room window

Posted 7 months ago

Are converting to gas and wish to have the hot cupboard removed so we can add in a bigger pantry in the kitchen. Also wish to have the window between kitchen and living room covered as we wish to wall mount our TV there. And finally have a few weather boards that are damaged we wished to have replaced

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Shed re-do

Posted 7 months ago

The structure is there but I’m looking for quotes to cover it in. All old timber will need to be removed For new. It measures just under 40sqm

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Small studio around 50-60m2

Posted 10 months ago

1-2 bedroom, kitchen and living area. size around 50-60m2 build in Tokoroa

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Renovation quote to bring property up to rental standards

Posted 2 months ago

Bathroom: Bathroom fully renovated, new walls - seratone or similar, place pink batts in the walls, retile bathroom floor -either using cork or other commercial tiling, replace basin, mirror, sand and re-paint window frame, re-use current expel-air or replace it. Re-use towel rail. Replace corner shower with a pre-used corner shower or look at a walk in shower. Toilet: Replace walls and ceiling in the toilet with seratone or similar Sand -repaint window frame Place pink batts in the wall...

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Timber frames #2

Posted 1 week ago

Two small sections of timber frames inside house, are intended for plaster wall extension. The measures are ... and ... (WxHxD). Need to connect to the surrounding structure securely. You can choose to quote my other job "Internal doors replacement" together.

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Updating Garage

Posted 7 months ago

Looking to cover in the windows and go from double garage door to a single panel garage door. Would also most likely need a bits of wood added to ceiling so Gib can be screwed to it ( Current gaps i would imagine are to big)

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Building Renovation

Posted 5 months ago

Building Renovation - Consent work Renovation work in Tokoroa

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Handy man to cut hole in wall

Posted 2 months ago

I need a handy man, builder to cut a hole in an existing wall, 2. 2metres by standard door height, gib stop it, I'm putting in sliding barn doors.

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Roofing work to be done

Posted 3 months ago

Hi Team I am looking for Coloured Iron Roofing for my house on 37B, Papanui Street, Tokoroa. Could someone please call and meet me at the site on 20th or 21st May any time suitable to you as I will be on the site? Need to get the new roofing for the house with guttering. Thanks Mo ...

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Basement frameing

Posted 7 months ago

i have a basement that i would like to renovate , framing up and gibing. currently cinderblock walls, one sliding door to be replaced with new door. possible demolition of lean too garage.

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Adding toilets to existing & Plumbing works

Posted 5 months ago

Adding toilets to existing & Plumbing works

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Recent building reviews

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

Removal of window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removing concrete lumps

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internal garage door frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laundry Work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace bathroom ceiling

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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Ellis Building Limited

Joined August 2015

Hi, I am a licensed builder who has a passion and gets great satisfaction from completing work to a high standard. Most of my experience is in renovations however I have completed some new builds. I am focused and diligent on the task at hand. I pride myself on good communication and personal skills.

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Automatic Door Services

Joined February 2015

ADS repairs and supplies all types of Garage & Commercial Doors. ADS is owned and managed by Andy Marsden, who has a team of 9 people ensuring the smooth running of his business. Andy's background is from aviation and engineering. As Andy says if you can keep 25 million pound aircraft up in the air and all those aboard safe - then keeping people safe with garage doors and commercial doors is a l...

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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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Dm landscape and gardens

Joined September 2020

I’m a young father of 3 heading out alone I can do gardens and maintenance to pavers etc Can travel though out bop and Waikato Happy to do free quotes Many thanks

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JD Projects

Joined April 2021

Hi there , Here at JD Projects we are a family Business that values our customers and jobs to a high standard. I specialise in Decks/Fences/bathroom renovations/and general maintenance. I Have been Building for 8 years and do mainly small jobs but I am open to more higher end jobs . We complete jobs on budget almost every time . We also have house cleaning available.

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EDGE PRO ROOFING

Joined January 2018

EDGE PRO ROOFING LTD Re roofing specialists New homes residentieal and light commercial spouting Our team has over 25 years experience combined and growing. There's no job too big or small Give us a call! Thanks for your time

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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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Diamond Renovation & Maintenance Services

Joined May 2021

We are experienced and professional team who strive to provide the best service for our customers and completing the jobs with high standard. We service throughout North Island.

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Clear Property and Projects

Joined June 2019

Clear Property and Projects is a professional service that takes the stress out of those sometimes worrying tasks. From small around the house ideas all the way through to project management of large scale builds. We have you covered. A trustworthy source to help you out. Get in touch for an obligation free quote.

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Thurston Developments

Joined July 2019

At Thurston Developments we provide Quality Excavation - Drainage - Landscaping & Site Clearing works across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. We focus on clients specific requirements with key attention to detail, at a reasonable price! We enjoy a variety of projects from residential / renovations to commercial or small subdivisions and we aren't shy of a challenge.

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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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R&M Builders Limited

Joined November 2017

Hi R&M Builders have been building new houses for 15 years we are Certified Builders, we also have a painting company SMC and we are part of the Master Painters . We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on time and budget . It is important to have tradesman to do your jobs as they have years of experience. LBP NUMBER ... Site 2 Master Painter We are C...

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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates specialise in roof leak repair, Skylite change out. Chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning & repair. Moss treatments of roofs, concrete & paths. Detergent house washing & fly & spider treatment. Landscaping, tree trimming and all those jobs you don't want to do. Any questions please contact us through builders crack. Kind regards Steve.

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SGT Construction

Joined January 2020

Hi We are new to builders's crack but can provide references for new builds and renovations. we are licensed builders contact us for quality work at reasonable price.

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vindustries LTD

Joined May 2021

We are a passionate company, wanting to provide the best quality yet keeping it all cost effective. Focus area is making steel gates, sliding or swing gates - we can also automate existing gates and do any other repairs around your property. New decks or alterations to existing and fences- residential & rural.

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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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BOLD Landscape Design and Construction

Joined September 2011

Over 30 years landscape design and construction experience. From a simple fence to a full residential contract. Happy to simply provide a concept plan with estimates on costs of work required, right through the finished product. Excellent portfolio can be provided upon request - ...

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Oncore

Joined September 2020

My name is Ajit Singh and i am resident of Rototuna north, Hamilton I Operate as an Independent Operator/Franchisee for ONCORE group which is part of Refresh Renovation group here in Hamilton. Me and My team will ensure you receive WORLD CLASS customer service and Value for your money. We are ONE STOP SHOP for all your household, residential and commercial needs. One call does it all..... Below...

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Medullary

Joined October 2020

Hi, my name is Ross McIntyre. I am a qualified builder with four years residential new builds, extensions and renovations. Prior to this i was an arborist for twenty years, the last six in project management for a large NZ owned company. This time gave me skills and experience in running work sites and project planning. I have years of experience of a variety of machines, all of which a val...

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