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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Posted 5 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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New home build

Posted 4 weeks ago

Looking to build new home. Purpose of the build would be for rental. Looking for builders in the area

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New Garage

Posted 4 years ago

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

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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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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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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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Installation of cavity sliders (x2)

Posted 3 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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Design and build Eco home

Posted 10 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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Graham Madoc

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Graham Madoc #2

Posted 1 year ago

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

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House renovation 362

Posted 1 year 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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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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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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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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Family home

Posted 3 months ago

Are you able to build our new family home to the building consent specifications to enable a CCC be issued? We have the BC and all the working drawings for our 4 bed, 2 bath and 1 extra toilet, 2 living room, 2 study home. The site is flat and accessible. All aspects of construction is required, from excavation to finishing's. A turnkey project is an option, but so is quoting on independent elements. We are looking for a team of tradies that will fit our budget, our home needs and...

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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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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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Container home

Posted 4 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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Wall and window repair

Posted 1 month ago

I have two holes in a wall that need patched up and a small window in a door to be replaced

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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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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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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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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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Bang Bang Building Ltd

Joined July 2013

We are a established business trading for 8 years in Invercargill, we have two qualified builders with a combined 42 years of industry experience. I am sure that we can sort any of your building problems.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Emerain property maintenance

Joined April 2018

Hi there, We have years of experience in property maintenance and renovations. We are able to do any types of work small or big jobs you ... cluding General electrical, plumbing, plastering , painting, commercial/residential cleaning , decking, fence , landscape any repair or renovation.Also I have years of experience in troubleshoot and fix appliances. Let us know know if we can help you w...

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BRAGG BUILDING & DESIGN LIMITED

Joined September 2014

Bragg Building & Design Limited is honest and reliable company that prides it's self on going the extra mile to achieve the results of every clients wants and dreams. Owner operator Shahn Bragg has been building in and around the Southland region for 18 years, and has experience in high end builds right down to small alterations. Bragg Buildings team together have more than 50 +years trade expe...

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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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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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Mahurangi Construction

Joined April 2018

Hello I am a licensed and qualified builder. I have been in the building industry building for 10 years. I have experience in all building work including project management. I work harder and smarter for the best job possible.

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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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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Blackwood Building

Joined November 2015

Qualified Builder licenced building practitioner. Specialise in residential and commercial builds, renovations and retaining walls. We also do painting and decorating. Based in Invercargill we work across the entire Southland region and Queenstown.

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