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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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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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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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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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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NZ Decks: Here’s 5 Awesome Before and After Transformations

Check out these before and after deck photos from our homeowners, plus, we ask all the juicy questions to help get you in the know for your own project.

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.

Recent jobs posted

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

Sauna

Posted 5 months 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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Facings, verandah & deck

Posted 4 weeks ago

We have ~3-4 weeks building work available on a new build in Martinborough. We need window facings, scribers, a deck & verandah built. All materials on site.

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Renovation

Posted 4 months ago

Fireplace and chimney demolition, internal wall and door removal.

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Access hatch and door (Urgent)

Posted 9 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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Extension plus renovations

Posted 4 months 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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Removal of window cornices

Posted 4 months 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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Turning Window into French Door

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there, We'd like to get one of the windows on our house turned into french doors. See photo attached for the window we mean. We'd also like a small timber deck added off the french doors (see other photo attached). We're also looking for a fence (posted in a separate job), if you're keen to join the jobs together. Thanks :)

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Replacement of pillars

Posted 2 months ago

We have two pillars that we want replaced out the front of the house (see images). The two pillars sit underneath the verandah area. They are rotten and need replacing. They are not load bearing. We don't need them to be all fancy and ornate like the existing pillars, but instead they can be replaced with 100mm x 100mm posts. We are seeking quotes for the supply and fitting of these posts, and potentially the repaint and seal of the cracks around the post area. Thanks

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Demo & rebuilding of a carport

Posted 2 months ago

Demo of a brick wall on boundry which is attached to a carport roof which then is attached to the house. Roof is slowing coming down & brick wall has moved slightly. All has to be re-built.

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Ensuite Extension - Martinborough

Posted 1 year 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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Garage reroof

Posted 7 months ago

Re roofing a single garage

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Remove small dormer

Posted 10 months ago

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

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Wardrobe extension

Posted 9 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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Small extension to sleep out with bathroom and pool shed

Posted 5 months ago

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

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New House Build

Posted 1 year 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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Repair/Replacement timber windows & joinery

Posted 7 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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3 piles needed

Posted 1 year ago

3 piles And floor supports needed under existing laundry

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Build Steps

Posted 11 months ago

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

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Remove walls,open hallway and close a doorway

Posted 5 months 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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Dental Internal Fitout Renovation

Posted 10 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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Recent building reviews

With over 210,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Ensuite Extension - Martinborough


2nd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage reroof

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Wardrobe extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th March 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

Build Steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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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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Burgess Building Solutions

Joined December 2015

Kia ora, My name is Simon and I am the director of Burgess Building Solutions. Now in our second year of business, we have a team of 8 who have worked together on a commercial new-build and heritage restoration project. The company was built upon 15 years of carpentry experience. Most of my experience is in high end architectural housing with a brief stint in light commercial. I am lucky eno...

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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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TNT concrete resurfacing limited

Joined July 2021

Concrete and concrete resurfacing specialists I was currently working in the gold coast pre covid for 22 years in the decorative concreting industry , We can transform existing concrete (patios / paths and driveways using a concrete product with Colour and texture , From basic colours to wood grain like finishes . We take pride in what’ we do from day 1 with a on the spot quote to meetin...

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Topkat roofing wairarapa

Joined May 2020

Hello, have been in the construction/roofing industry for a long time. Really strive to complete jobs to high standards and work along side the client to come up with the best solutions to get a outstanding job. We pride ourself in providing competitive quotes and completing jobs to a sustainable high standard

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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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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd & Sai Building Services 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 Sai Building Services Ltd For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles) Painting Ro...

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Atlas Construction 2020

Joined July 2018

Atlas Construction 2020 Ltd is a Wellington based building company working primarily in the residential sector. I'm qualified, insured and a licenced building practitioner with 10 years experience mainly in the residential building sector. Atlas Construction has a small positive team of builders to meet any of your building requirements from maintenance/remedial work right through to the comp...

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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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Acquired Taste Limited

Joined January 2016

Hi I have been owner/operating my Property Improvement/ Maintenance business for 7 years and have completed various large landscaping and maintenance projects. These include building sheds, timber fencing, decks, boxed garden construction, paving, laying concrete paths and driveways. External and internal painting including wallpapering. I am certified to work at height using a harness for roof p...

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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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Cameron Construction

Joined March 2017

Hi I am a trade professional with over 10 years of experience in the trade. Most of my time has been spent on major home renovations and architecturally designed new builds. The rest of my experience is in low scale new builds and general building projects such as decks, fencing, maintenance and repairs. I take pride in my work and can offer competitive quotes with a high quality of workmanship.

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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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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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Newframe Construction

Joined August 2021

*Qualified builder & licensed Building Practionior *Specialise in new Builds and roofing *All Building works from the Big jobs to the small jobs ARE take care of. WHERE PRIDE MEETS PROFECTION!! LOOK NO FURTHER THEN NEWFRAMECONSTRUCTION

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Ethan Barnard construction

Joined August 2021

I am a recently established building contractor in the wairarapa with over 10 years experience in the building and roofing industry. We complete jobs to the highest standard and aim to provide with competitive quotes and lead times as well as keeping to a budget!

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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EZ Trees Limited

Joined August 2021

EZ Trees focus is quality tree work, maintenance and amenity pruning. Hedges removals and anything else tree related. We also have access to a Licensed Builder specializing in bespoke outdoor areas, and an experienced painter plasterer.

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