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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

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

New House Build

Posted 8 months ago

Hi, We are looking for a builder to build a new home as well as kitset barn in Martinborough. Good site access on Lake Ferry Road. Please give me a call on ... to discuss. We are ready to start building.

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Removal of window cornices

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking to get the cornices taken down in our lounge. Just wanting three removed currently but depending on the quote we might have three more rooms to be done too.

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Wall removal

Posted 1 year ago

Wall between kitchen and living room needs to be removed. Not sure if it is a load bearing wall so this will need to be assessed. The wall has electrical sockets that would need to be moved elsewhere. Not pushed for time but would like it to be completed as soon as possible.

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Remove walls,open hallway and close a doorway

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking for a quote for our house in Featherston.We would to close a doorway off to our bedroom and open up the hallway going into our bedroom

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Ensuite Extension - Martinborough

Posted 10 months ago

Extension of the dwelling to the extents of existing external walls to create an integrated ensuite off the Master Bedroom - extension to continue the existing lines and character of the dwelling.

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Built in

Posted 11 months ago

Wanting a built in shelf/seat

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Repair/Replacement timber windows & joinery

Posted 3 months ago

Had discovered rotten window while replacing weatherboards in timber villa. This may need replaced and the rest of the corner window needs facing removed to check for any hidden rot underneath. Rot in the corner of the sill needs repair. Wooden eaves mounted to windows could do with being replaced as they're warped and not attached nicely. Metal flashing above the rotten window probably needs replaced or refixed after pulling it up to have a look at the window frame. Several other windows and...

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Wardrobe extension

Posted 5 months ago

Single wardrobe that needs to be made bigger. There is room for a small double. Not a big job.

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Sauna

Posted 3 weeks ago

Im looking to have an outdoor sauna built. I already have the heating equipment. Needs to be big enough for someone to lay down in and two sets of benches. The space for it to go is between the garage and fence, which is already covered. Internal would need to be cedar or alike not plywood.

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New room to be built

Posted 11 months ago

Hi, We are wanting a fixed price quote on having an extension put on back of our house. About 30sq. Redoing the kitchen. (extention is going on back of kitchen and this will be the new kitchen.) Thanks Sam (no idea on costs sorry!)

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Access hatch and door (Urgent)

Posted 4 months ago

Hi - we need to get an access hatch cut in the floor of our laundry OR in the concrete ring foundation on the side of our house ASAP. Thanks.

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3 piles needed

Posted 10 months ago

3 piles And floor supports needed under existing laundry

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Garage reroof

Posted 3 months ago

Re roofing a single garage

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Remove small dormer

Posted 5 months ago

Hi. Looking to have a small dormer removed before new roof done in March

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Dental Internal Fitout Renovation

Posted 6 months ago

We have some building work required as per the attached plans at Greytown Dental. Carpentry works and oversee onsite trades. Buildng consent has been issued.

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Extension plus renovations

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our original 1960s house feels like it's shrinking!! Our kids are growing up and we need more space. With so few 4 bedroom houses on the market in Sth Wai, we can't find a larger house to buy so we've decided to extend our home ..... and we need your help! We're wanting to put on a two room extension which includes a single bedroom and a master suite (incl ensuite plus walk in robe). We then want to extend and renovate the current bathroom and entrance. The conservatory needs replacing (with a...

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Small extension to sleep out with bathroom and pool shed

Posted 1 month ago

Extend sleepout by 1 metre to align with garage. Add in bathroom and pool shed built.

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Exterior framed wall

Posted 1 year ago

Just need two walls framed and include a door and window Exsisting dwelling ,probably 5 lineal of framing up tp 2.4 raked though

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Renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Fireplace and chimney demolition, internal wall and door removal.

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Build Steps

Posted 7 months ago

Builder required to build front and back timber steps on new house in Featherston.

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Recent building reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Build Steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dental Internal Fitout Renovation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

8th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

1950s fireplace to be covered

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wardrobe extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th March 2021

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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Zorite 2009 Ltd

Joined May 2020

No job too small or too big. We offer both interior and exterior new, repair and renovation work with a variety of services available. Interior services specialised in Ceiling, Passive fire application, Plaster Board (Fixing, Stopping), Painting, General handyman work including Floating floor installation. Exterior services specialised in Retaining Wall, Garden Maintenance, Concrete P...

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Nathan Cottle construction

Joined March 2021

I’ve recently gone out on my own I have 20 years building experience being qualified for 15 of those,I’m born and bred in the wairarapa and look forward to doing work throughout my community

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Mike Preston Construction Limited

Joined March 2020

I am a licensed builder and have been in the building industry for 10 years specializing in renovations with a new build from time to time. Also have experience in all types on landscape construction and concrete form work, ranging from small to large projects. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines and expectations. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and completing job...

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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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OCS Contracting

Joined January 2021

Hi, We have been building and landscaping in Wellington for 7 years and have an extensive work history and portfolio of successful jobs and happy clients. We are professionals and our work it to the highest standard. We do anything from site clearance to full backyard renos.

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Collins Carpentry ltd

Joined November 2011

ive been building for 15+ years and am still enjoying the trade. mainly work on housing/renovations, decks ect but also experienced in larger commercial projects aswell as insurance and maintenance work. A small crew of top notch guys who enjoy a laugh and working together. Always do a top quality job and complete on time. We take pride in our work and achievements and am always looking for n...

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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KJR BUILDERS LIMITED

Joined November 2015

Am an honest and reliable person That takes pride in all my work. With 12 years experience in the construction industry ranging to all types of work from residential new and old builds threw to commercial and even shop fit outs. Kjr Builders Limited specialise and offers fast, effective and quality finishes to all work that is done. So feel free to contact me regarding any issues or plans that y...

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Precision Building Projects

Joined July 2016

Precision Building Projects (PBP) is a trusted family operated building company, part of NZCB with qualified licensed buildering practitioners taking care of all your building needs. Here at PBP, we take pride in our eye for precision detail and our ability to provide work to a high standard. With years of experience, in all facets of building there is no job too big or too small. Have a look...

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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. ...

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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Onemind Design

Joined November 2018

Whether you have a potential renovation/addition to your existing home, require a second dwelling, new garage, a garden overhaul or simply want to improve a couple of rooms, deck or a patio area, we can assist in making your aspirations quickly become a reality. For over 15 years we have loved designing beautiful and functional architecture to make the best use of our clients resources and budg...

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Brandon Richards Carpentry

Joined July 2019

Carpentry & Toughened Glass Works Awning / Pergolas Decks / Staircases Fences / Balustrades Shade Screens / Feature Walls Flooring Interior Fit out Door & Window Replacement Maintenance

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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

We do building/painting/plaster and landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We strive on going above and beyond for our clients. So please feel free to get in touch for any up coming project we can help you with thanks.

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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 11 yrs experience. Pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Spent my time Specializing in architectural new builds/renovations. Yet Have extensive knowledge and experience doing everything from repiling to reroofing and just about everything in between. No job too small, get in contact now.

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Wellington Roofing

Joined February 2018

Hi there For the past 5 years we have been building and renovating houses in the Wellington region. We have a core group of excellent roofer, plumbers, electricians, tilers, vinyl & carpet layer and painters who work with us regularly. We are able to manage project of any size. We also specialise in roofing work. Wellington Roofing has been in the roofing industry for more than 30 years. We...

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Xpress Design & Drafting

Joined January 2020

Hi, we are a cost-effective Architectural firm specializing primarily in concept design and building consent documentation. From the smallest of renovation/alteration to complex new builds including hill builds. We also provide a wholesale schedule of fees (trade rates) for ongoing working relationships. Keywords in our toolbox being: NZS 3604, New Zealand Building Code, Timber Framed and Steel F...

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Carpentry & Civil Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, my name is James Palmer and I'm the managing director of Carpentry and Civil Ltd. I've been in business since 2012 and have a reputation for quality workmanship. I pride myself on doing a quality job for a fair price. I believe I have excellent communication and will work with you to get your job done safely and efficiently. I have vast knowledge in experience across multiple trades and want...

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Terrene Earthworks and Carpentry Ltd

Joined July 2021

Hi, I'm Gareth from Terrene Earthworks and Carpentry Ltd. A newly established construction business based in Wellington. With over a decade of operating heavy machinery and working on high end residential renovations in the harsh and steep environments of Wellington, we have gained vast experience in tight and hard to access jobs with quality results. Competitive rates and quick turn arounds is wh...

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