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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Laundry Work

Posted 7 months ago

Replace rotten laundry floor and wall

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Kichen

Posted 4 months ago

Remove a wall between hit and lounge. Remove old kitchen in original state for new home owner. Insert new kitchen.

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Sleep Out

Posted 4 months ago

I would like to know how much it will cost to build a 3m by 3m sleepout with timber cladding, timber floor, colour steel roof, fully insulated with one small aluminum joinery window double glazed and one extra wide aluminum joinery door.

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Remove internal chimney

Posted 2 months ago

Remove internal chimney & make door Way larger

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Pig ark/den

Posted 1 day ago

Needing a pig ark built on the back lawn About a meter high 3 meters long by 2 meters wide Am open to options on what would work best

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Kitchen / Bathroom install

Posted 9 months ago

We have just purchased a property in Tokoroa, looking for someone to help install a new kitchen and bathroom

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Line washouse

Posted 11 months ago

Hiya, we are looking for someone to line our washouse inside and out. We have run out of time to complete our selves. Will add photos tomorrow

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Replace bathroom ceiling

Posted 3 months ago

We have recently re roofed house. There were leaks in the laundry bathroom pantry Now it has dried out the bathroom ceiling is cracked and delaminating. I think its Seratone. Wondering if a false ceiling could be installed or completely replace

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Timber Carport

Posted 2 months ago

Timber carport approx 6m x 3m with skylights. Would like done within the next month. Would like it to match as best as possible with the structure in the attached photo

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Buuilding condition report for a relocatable house

Posted 1 month ago

We need to have a suitably qualified person to provide a building condition report that identifies the current condition of structure of a relocatable house. this house is located in Tokoroa. Asap.

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Obtain Code of compliance

Posted 1 month ago

We currently have a tandem garage which has a third ‘garage’ space been dug out to the right as you enter the garage. It has had beams installed and retaining walls built on 2 sides but the back is still unretained and I’m unsure if the other areas are up to standard. We require someone to find out what is needed for coc and then complete the work and obtain the coc. The area is currently listed on lim I believe but has never been complied.

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Replace roof and reline house

Posted 7 months ago

truss roof and reline house damaged by fire two story 250 squre metres

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Retaining wall

Posted 10 months ago

Repair or replace wood retaining wall. Don't have any photos to show

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Ensuite

Posted 9 months ago

Current office space to be converted to an en suite and walk in wardrobe. Sub floor to be built, framing, steps, new window to be installed. Can provide some labour and materials if that suits.

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Install garage kitset

Posted 6 months ago

Install garage kitset, concrete pad will already be installed come March

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Removal of window

Posted 5 months ago

Need a window removed and weatherboards installed where the window was. I wont need the inside repairs done, capable of doing that myself. Window is roughly 1.8 metres wide. Weatherboards to be supplied by tradie.

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Install garage

Posted 8 months ago

Needing a concrete pad 7.2 by 7.2 for garage and the installation of a trade tested garage 7.2 by 6.4.

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Carport

Posted 4 months ago

I would like to know how much it would cost to build a carport 4.9m wide , 5m long, 2.75m high, at the site that is in the photo where the car and the boat is?

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Build a 96sqm house all materials supplied pre complete walls etc

Posted 2 months ago

I am looking for a builder (not necessarily licensed) to build a 96sqm home. All materials supplied, walls pre made etc. house to be piled.

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Deck build

Posted 10 months ago

Need a deck built off the front of my place. Wanting a free quote asap

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Recent building reviews

With over 166,000 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

Replace bathroom ceiling

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th June 2020

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

Removal of window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd May 2020

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

Laundry Work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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8Trix Residential

Joined November 2015

Hi Guys, I build residential fences in the South Waikato and also in the Auckland areas. My aim is to build high quality fences on budget and on time and to exceed your expectations. We also have a tip truck and digger and bobcat hire for site excavations and driveways. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Dean

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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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Sv building limited

Joined November 2018

Hi there, I’m a licensed builder with nearly ten years in the building industry. I’ve worked on and managed a large variety of sites. These range from high end new builds and renovations right down to the essential small jobs such as replacing a shower unit. I also have experience with building rural/ light commercial steel frame sheds. I work together with an experienced craftsman plumber,...

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Coolfalla Construction

Joined October 2019

You've got to be awesome to be a 'Coolfalla'. We specialise in new builds, renovations and improvements. We will work with you to make sure you get what you want. We are professional, hard working and strive to exceed your expectations - on time, and on budget.

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Prince the builder

Joined April 2018

Hi Dear, I’m a Quailed builder with a license and I’m a Member of the New Zealand Certified Builder (NZCB). I graduated at Unitec Institute of Technology. I have been building New Houses and renovation old ones for the last 6 years. While I am specializing in major new builds and renovation, I else do smaller jobs from time to time. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines f...

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jlp construction

Joined June 2020

move from usa to nz in 2009 were i did have a construction company...now here in nz i work as a site manager for a well know construction company...i can do anything excluding plumbing and electrical

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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. Professional house cleaning, end of tenancy.

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Gutter Man Pro

Joined July 2020

Hi, I have been working with gutters for over 5 years. I specialize in maintenance of gutters, valleys and downpipes. I can provide you with a professional opinion in my area of expertise, I am able to do smaller jobs in other areas around external roofs.I am very professional and work hard to complete any job safely .I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and working efficiently.

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Thomas Bird Building Ltd

Joined June 2018

Thomas Bird Building Ltd has been operating for 3 years now. Even though we speacialise in renovations and new builds there is not a job to big or to small. We are very professional in everything we do and work hard to meet deadlines. We where the builders for The Block NZ 2017 winners for Andy and Nate which was great experience to add to our portfolio.

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, I’m Brad Roberts, the Director of Nu Vista Homes. We are a family operated business with over 12 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. 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 and understand what you want so that we c...

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AWM Limited

Joined January 2018

AWM Ltd is an Asbestos and Methamphetamine removal company which is licensed with WorkSafe to remove both Class A & Class B contaminated material. Asbestos can be found in textured ceilings, cladding, fencing , lino and roofing in both residential and commercial areas. We have our own Supervisors and a Telarc Certified Safety Management System in place. Services Include: * Supply testing f...

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Automatic Door Services

Joined February 2015

ADS repairs and supplies all types of Garage & Commercial Doors. Reliable 24hr service with excellent customer service. Our products range from entry level to high end, something to suit all budgets. All our technicians recieve on site safety courses and ongoing training on all products. We do say, Any door, Any time, Any Where! - Waikato Wide.

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3 Guys Maintenance Waikato

Joined March 2020

Welcome to 3 Guys Maintenance, where we bring the real customer service experience into the maintenance industry. We have introduced Customer resource management procedures into our business to ensure that our customers receive the best possible customer experience. 3 Guys is operated by , Alan and Glenn . and we are supported by a great team of Girls too. Our services are suitable for ma...

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience 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 with you to giving you qualit...

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Josh Mounsey Carpentry

Joined February 2020

New Builds | Renovations | Shop Fit Outs A trade qualified, boutique builder that provides all building services. I pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, completing all projects to the highest standard.

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Jazr

Joined October 2014

Hey, ive been in the building construction for 10+ years doing various jobs from architictual new builds, renovatios of all sizes and Aluminum companys. I am a quilified carpenter and i take pride in my work, im reliable/honest and work very hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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JDC Contracting Bop

Joined June 2020

Hi , At JDC Contracting We Specialize in New Aluminium Windows & Doors, Aluminium joinery Replacements/Maintenance , Retro fitting of New Double Glazing , Small Building Jobs , Renovations , Decks , Deck Repairs , Fences , with 20 years in the building Industry We are very professional and work hard to deliver the best quality workman ship on time and within budget , there's no job to big or to sm...

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