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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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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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Decorating a Child's Bedroom? Here's Some Great Tips!

Posted 28/03/17

Decorating your child's bedroom can be an enjoyable, yet challenging task. We share some tips on how to get the best out of decorating this room... Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedro

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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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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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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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Renovations

Posted 1 year ago

Ceilings to be replaced, gibbing and plastering of walls

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Noise

Posted 3 months ago

I want a 2.5 mtr wall built between my son's house and his neighbor to prevent harrasment & loud music being played all our of early morning every night. I don't know how wide. Apparently a permit is required over 2 mtrs. And need plans etc.

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Door swap

Posted 4 months ago

I have a doorway from my kitchen going into a small hall, I want this doorway removed and covered up and a new doorway put just around the corner.

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Removal of old hot water cupboard in kitchen

Posted 3 years ago

I would like to make room in my small kitchen for a dishwasher (already purchased). My plan is to remove an old built-in hot water cupboard that currently cuts into the kitchen (full-height, floor to ceiling), this should make suitable room to fit the dishwasher in. The house was converted to gas hot water some time ago, so there is no water cylinder inside the cupboard, just shelving, and the walls are thin Pinex(?) stuff, so shouldn't be too difficult to remove. There is a single lightswi...

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Light Room Workshop

Posted 1 year ago

We are wanting to build a 3x3m structure inside a workshop for our photo room, building is currently empty, this needs to be done asap within the next 2 weeks.

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Loz@ Stratford

Posted 1 year ago

Requiring to move the existing garage to the rear of the property.

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House_Pembroke

Posted 1 year ago

We are considering building a new 3 bedroom home in Earthquake zone 1, Expsosure zone B, climate zone 2, wind region A, wind zone High, rainfal 80-90, either with or without garage. We have made a rough sketch (see attached photos), with rough measurements and are looking for quotes of full build or partial build. No appliances should be included in the quote. Thank you

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Sleep out renovation.

Posted 3 years ago

Renovating an existing sleep out. Sleep out currently being used as a shed. Renovation will include bedroom, walk in wardrobe, en-suite and car port. We have plans already drawn up by local architect. Will need plumbing done and would like to upgrade current low pressure hot water to a mains pressure system. Electrical to be done by home owner who is a qualified electrician.

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Pull down access.

Posted 2 years ago

We want to use our ceiling space above the garage and need a pull down ladder/staircase as a means of access.

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Please build my total span garage

Posted 1 year ago

a kit set garage built including concrete slab it is flat section easy access ready to go 101 hathaway street

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Allan Stuart Park

Joined December 2014

The complete handyman service with skills involving rectification of problems within any form of building.I have had over 20 yrs experiance from leaking bathrooms,Gib hanging/stopping carpentry,repairing decks,licensed waterproofer,tiling,painting,roofing repairs + more.I contracted to a major builder in Sydney repairing all number of issues in new builds till I decided to return to NZ in 2012.Sci...

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Chad Niwa Building Ltd

Joined November 2017

Chad Niwa Building Ltd is a Taranaki based construction company specialising in alterations, renovations, landscaping and new builds. Chad is a Lisenced Building Practitioner and is a member of the New Zealand Certified Builders Association.

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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The Good Job Boys

Joined May 2013

We specialise in all property maintenace. Owner occupied and rental. Gardening, Lawns, renovation, carpets cleaning and new, painting, minor repairs etc. Anything to do with the home and property care.

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G & N Moratti holdings Ltd

Joined January 2016

building residential houses for the past 4.5 years, do fencing, decks,concrete drives paths, carports, retaining walls, gibing,small alterations, insulation, and renovation work. all house work done from ground up to roofs high quality workmanship Guaranteed, never had a disappointed customer. Very competitive prices, work done on time and in budget. No job too small. will work 7 days to...

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Aaron Collins Builders Ltd

Joined April 2010

Hi im a enthusiastic hard working qualified builder. I will complete tasks to a very high standard and reasonable price, and will always gt the job finished on time and to a excellent standard.

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Teraforma Construction

Joined November 2010

I am a builder who does tiling and landscaping when required, I have 15 years experience working in Auckland, Northshore, Hibiscus Coast & New Plymouth.I hold a degree in physical geography and I am very good with structural work. My rates are very reasonable and I work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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J s builds ltd

Joined March 2018

Hey there, we are a professional fence & landscaping company where we set the bar for great work and completing jobs on time, we also do the odd excavation and section clean up

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Jade Hintz Builders ltd

Joined May 2017

From farm builds to new housing and everything in between, Jade Hintz Builders does it all. We offer competitive pricing and realistic timeframes. We have been in the building industry for years and pride ourselves on meeting the clients needs and our attention to detail.

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P & S Window and Dorr Repairs

Joined March 2017

Hi. We repair all windows and doors Do your windows fly open or dont open at all Is your door hard to slide or wont slide at all Then call us for a free quote All glass repairs to.aluminium and wooden.joinery New window stays, handles Door wheels, Locks, hinges Security products New joinery Small building projects No job to small Free quotes

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Cookies construction

Joined October 2016

I Mack Cook opened Cookies construction in 2012 i have 10 years experience in the building industry carry a lbp licence and backed by the master builders association.

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Rooney Builders

Joined October 2018

Old school registered master builders. Chris being in the industry for 40years priding himself on price point and good quality works. We can do anything, from project management to everyday handy man chores. Just ask and we can help. We travel all over north island for your needs.

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Buildskills Limited

Joined October 2018

Hi, we specialise in home projects and maintenance. For all unlicensed building work of high quality at a reasonable price we are the team. For fences, decks, kitchen or bathroom upgrades or other projects around the home or rental, give us a call.

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Mackinder Plumbing

Joined August 2016

Hi, we have over a decade of experience in the plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying industry,from new homes to maintenance work and everything in between. We pride ourselves on doing a quality job, producing quality work for our clients.

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Panther Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi I am an Electrician with 7 years experience. We have been Specialising in new builds, renovations, small and big jobs in the Wellington region.Residential and commercial. Efficient,Reliable,Friendly,On Time and fair pricing. Building,Landscaping backround and general handyman Trade skills and knowledge.Skills throughout various trade industries. Free Quote's available.

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Hawkes Bay Sheds Ltd

Joined February 2017

We are not just about sheds, we also do fences, garden sheds and all home maintenance from smoke alarms to re roofing. Scott has been building steel framed sheds in Napier for over 18 years, his reputation is built on attention to detail and customer satisfaction.

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Window Smiths

Joined December 2017

Hi, I am a qualified aluminium joiner. I specalise in insert windows and doors, retrofitting, new windows and doors and general maintenence of aluminium joinery.

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Building Un

Joined August 2011

We are a small company , I Aaron the owner operator have been in the trade for 28 years. We strive to provide value for money to our clients, with honest free advice. We offer a free job management service, where we are happy to liaise between all the other sub trades as necessary in order to achieve a more efficient and complete job in the shortest time frame possible.

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Smart Build Solutions

Joined December 2016

I have been in the building industry, working all over Taranaki for the past 4 years. I am proud to be a qualified New Zealand builder. While my work mainly consists of building houses and doing renovations, I also enjoy helping customers with smaller jobs around their home and increasing value on their properties. Building maintenance is also an area I have been expanding into, assisting prope...

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Paul Hamlin Builders

Joined December 2017

Hi, I have a team of 6 builders and 1 admin staff, we have been involved in all aspects of construction throughout Taranaki for the last 18 years. The team is very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for the projects completion. We are also certified builders .

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