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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

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Tips on Repairing Your Home After an Earthquake

Posted 27/04/17

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What Should You Do After a Damaging House Fire?

Posted 11/05/17

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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Brick or Weatherboard – Choosing the Right Cladding for Your New Home

Posted 06/07/17

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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

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Guide to Installing Balustrades - Up to NZ Building Code Standard

Posted 14/09/17

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

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Stage 2 of Home Ownership or Renting Life Stage – Your Twenties

Posted 26/10/17

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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

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Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

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Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

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Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

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Recent jobs posted

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

Installation of cavity sliders (x2)

Posted 2 years ago

House built in 1960 - wooden weatherboards replaced with Marley Palliside cladding. I am looking to install 2 cavity slider doors in lounge, 1 of which may be impacted by existing disused brick chimney which has been demolished to roof level (new roofing since installed). The walls affected will need to be rewallpapered. Builder to apply for permits/consents and arrange for any electrical work to be undertaken.

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Builder wanted?

Posted 3 years ago

We required a qualified rupuatable builder who is experienced in home renovation. Remodel of exsisting 1950s original kitchen dining area with removal of structural wall, re-line ceiling and walls and create bulk head over kitchen.

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Stage 1 of new house

Posted 3 years ago

Stage 1 of small bespoke house near Orepuki. Want to start build ASAP.

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Builder

Posted 2 months ago

I am looking to employ a builder to do the following work 1. Remove two-stepped floors and relay to be a single level. 2. Demolish some internal structures. 3. Rebuild Walls and mezzanine flooring, jib and stop all new internal walls. All work is internal, no external work needed. I will supply all the materials you need, you need the tools to do the work and the ability. Must be a confident builder with good work ethics and takes pride in their work. Happy to pay a weekly salary or on a p...

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Graham Madoc #2

Posted 9 months ago

Re-roof quote some structural weakness, Villa was constructed in 1912,steep grade with a valley , piles needing attention

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New Garage

Posted 3 years ago

Drafts person to draw plans for a new garage using poles as structure.

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House renovation 362

Posted 10 months ago

Install 3 new double glazed windows. Insulate outside walls from inside in 3 bedroom house. Take out old kitchen. Frame wall for new kitchen. Replace some borer invested timber in kitchen/ dining area. Start 3 June 2020. 3 bedroom House available for accommodation if needed, during project work.

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Graham Madoc

Posted 9 months ago

General building replaced weather boards/ pile’s under floor needs leveling roof repairs

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Tradesman for Garage to be built

Posted 4 years ago

We have a house that has been transported and is requiring a garage put on before the winter. The location is apx 25km east from Invercargill. Plans have been done and consent given. We just require the work done well and in a timely manner.

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New kitchen ceiling

Posted 3 years ago

I'm about to have a new kitchen installed in the new year. The existing ceiling needs replaced. The space is approx 10m2.

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Container home

Posted 3 years ago

Have plans for a container home. 4x40foot containers in L shape. Section is actually in Fortrose, 10 mins from Tokanui, 30 mins from invercargill

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Home extension + new garage

Posted 3 years ago

We would like the existing garage/car port removed and replaced with a new garage that has a bedroom(s)/bathroom built above it. We would also like the back section of the garage to have a laundry and dining area which will then extend through into the existing home.

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Dome home / Earth Ship

Posted 2 years ago

We are a young family of four looking to build an eco home on our property on Stewart Island. We have some solid ideas of what we would like to do but are just looking for the right person to help us to put those ideas to paper. We would love to hear from you if it this sounds like a journey that you would like to undergo with us. :)

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Renovation of garage into bedroom and kitchen

Posted 1 year ago

Garage length of house to be half used for kitchen and bedroom. Includes removing a roller door and installing cladding and windows. Knocking out a internal wall and doing bracing of it. Paint and carpet redone in whole house and few minor repairs in existing rooms

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Design and build Eco home

Posted 6 months ago

Looking to build a small two bedroom with mezzanine floor passive solar eco home on a rural site in Orepuki. We wish to take advantage of the views to the north and west. Being a windy site, the design would need to of low profile.

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Theo Thompson

Posted 4 years ago

Internal, load bearing wall that I would like to take down. Looking for someone to fit some form of alternative support so the roof doesn't come down.

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House additions

Posted 2 years ago

small extension to existing lounge, An add-on bedroom. Attached carport. 2 small verandahs. All consents in place ready to go. Needed done before winter 2019. Budget constraints

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Neeley's house extension

Posted 4 years ago

Extending our two story house to add an internal access single garage (18 square meters) with an ensuite bathroom & walk in robe above it on the first floor.

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Colac bay pole house

Posted 4 years ago

I have purchased a property with a couple of hundred blue gums. A lot of them are straight and potentially could be used to build a pole house type structure. Is blue gum suitable and is there a drying process from when they're cut down to when they could be used?

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Find Builders in Southland

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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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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Rutledge Plumbing

Joined March 2014

Laser Plumbing Invercargill Rutledge Plumbing Ltd T/A Laser Plumbing Invercargill established in 2004, you can be sure of complete satisfaction in all work completed with prompt, friendly service and quality workmanship. When you require an experienced Plumber in Invercargill and the surrounding Southland region be sure to call Jason and his team! Laser Plumbing Invercargill offer a wide range...

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Glide On Services Ltd

Joined January 2018

Welcome to Glide On Services Ltd. Southland Owned and Operated, we are the 'go to' specialists for all your Landscaping, interior/exterior Painting and Property Maintenance needs. With 15 years experience in the Trade and Construction industry we are well equipped to take care of the the projects you want done. From home repairs to home improvement through to a complete landscape makeover, we a...

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BlackS Building Limited

Joined February 2017

As licensed building practioners and a member of Registered Master Builders Association. We can build to your needs, whether it be a new home, renovate kitchens, bathrooms, build a new deck or fence. We are professionals who get the job done on time, and to the highest standards.

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Harper Architecture

Joined July 2015

We are a small architectural design firm specialising in residential design to enhance your daily living. We design new homes and alterations to existing homes. We are keen to make your home Eco friendly where possible. We aim to: Listen: Work closely with clients to bring your ideas to fruition. Guide: We will step you through the design and consent process making it as seamless as possible...

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JLS BUILDING

Joined March 2017

Hi Here at JLS Building we specialise in new homes, alterations and addition,sheds,decks,fence and small concrete jobs. We are a business out to achieve some new exciting builds on time and budget.

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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder Truck Drivers,Machine Operators full licenced *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) and LBP *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool...

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Eur roofing ltd

Joined February 2021

The human mind is the limitation, roofing can be folded like origami more questions feel free to ask or check out cassbayhouse on Instagram or grand designs.

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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello, Certified drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 15 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage. Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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Woodside Construction LTD

Joined July 2019

Hi, Woodside Construction is a small family company. We pride ourselves in our quality of work and dedication to achieve the ideals set out by the client. We specialise in small to medium renovations but we also have a lot of experience in new builds, alterations, light commercial, maintenance, landscaping etc. We strive to to provide detailed quotes and to be prompt and responsive to clie...

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Elite Build South

Joined July 2016

Hi Mike here Elite Build South Ltd, Elite Build South is looking for more work for the 2020 Period, Although a lot of adjustment is needed during these times, the silver lining is that we are still available for your building projects and may be the best time to start your project we have a few gaps to fill as of now, We pride our selves in doing the job Right the First Time and completing al...

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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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Scott Sisson Builder Ltd

Joined February 2016

BUILDING I am a Licensed Builder with nearly 30 years experience in the building trade. I'm available for full contract or labour only contract for a new house build or renovations with a small team available. I work to high standards of workmanship and finish. FIRE INSTALLATIONS I offer a total fire installation service including a free on-site consultation, and will prepare an obligation fr...

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With nearly 20 years of experience in New Zealand, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer based in Christchurch and a Producer Statement Author for Auckland City Council. I have a broad experience in structural design and site investigation from new build to alteration, and seismic or earthquake assessment of existing structures. These structures vary from residential, commercial, school, and pub...

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Sembel it

Joined February 2021

Big or small we do it all. 20 plus years industry experience. Honest and quality workmanship with reviews to back up. Price competitive and we go the extra mile Police vetted. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We aim to exceed your needs and expectations.

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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Blackwood Building

Joined November 2015

Qualified Builder licenced building practitioner. Specialise in residential and commercial builds. Also do renovations across Southland and Otago. Currently based in Queenstown. We also do painting and decorating. Blackwood Building is also proud to be a member of the Master Builders Association.

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Catlins Coast Building Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi there We are a Building company covering Southland/Catlins/Otago Very professional and prompt contact Very fussy and neat and tidy quality work High end architectural background and also taking on all the small jobs Let us see how we can assist you ?

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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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Fortal Builders

Joined August 2020

We are proudly builders with vast experience in on wood fence, gates and general fencing. We have several experienced partners for your renovation and landscaping projects!

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