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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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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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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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Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

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

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

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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Kitchen renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Knock out wall between kitchen and laundry and make into dining area plus laundry alcove.

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Darryl Gibbons

Posted 1 year ago

we would like a cost estimate for building a new home in pahiatua. have got a basic floor plan

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Wooden windows 2

Posted 6 months ago

Builder or handyman required for how ever long it takes to repair/replace wooden windows

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Conservatory & Deck

Posted 1 year ago

Hey, We are looking at adding and extension of a conservatory and also a deck coming off of this.

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Quick small office makeover/renovation

Posted 2 years ago

We require a qualified builder to remove existing wall material on three walls & the inside of the roof of an outdoor office. The room needs to be lined, insulation installed and gibbed ready for painting. One sash window also requires removal for tiding up and replacing back into the same frame. There is one wall which is corrugated iron, which we may or may not remove.

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Porch

Posted 2 months ago

Putting up a porch and also 2 posts for shade sails.

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Urgent shed install

Posted 2 years ago

URGENT: We need a builder / handman to assist our customer install a 10m2 wooden shed. Put up 8 refab wall panels, gable and trusses, decking only ( as frame is made) 900mm x 3300mm, roof and flashing's. Aprox 1 days work 9 hours work @ $40 per hour Work is in Dannevirke Need someone there today, Thursday or Friday.

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Builders Report

Posted 1 year ago

We need a qualified builder who is able to give us a builders report for a property that we are in the process of purchasing. This needs to be completed by the 20th December 2017 at the latest.

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Garage Conversion to Studio

Posted 9 months ago

I have an existing garage and attached carport. I wish to enclose the carport and make the combined garage and carport a work studio with two sets of French doors to be installed. I also have a separate porch area to be built with clear roofing and concrete tiles.

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Porch #2

Posted 1 month ago

Putting up a porch and also 2 posts for shade sails.

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Load bearing wall removed and hidden beam put in

Posted 9 months ago

Wanting a load bearing wall removed and a hidden beam installed, roughly 6 metre length, looking for quotes first

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PVC wall linings.

Posted 1 week ago

10 of 2440mm x 1220mm pvc sheets wall linings are needed to be glued and sealed to bathroom wall including the shower area. Some sheets will need to be cut to fit around doors, windows, pipes, switches etc.

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Darryl Gibbons 2

Posted 1 year ago

we would like a cost estimate for building a new home in pahiatua. have got a basic floor plan

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Wooden windows

Posted 7 months ago

Builder or handyman required for how ever long it takes to repair/replace wooden windows

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New House

Posted 2 years ago

Looking for a quality builder

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New ensuite

Posted 2 years ago

I am needing to put an ensuite into the master bed room at my 1920's house. There is only room for a very small one in the wall possibly 900 wide. The only thing that needs to look old is the doors for which I have already. Inside I just need a simple small ensuite - wanting a nice job done but not interested in spending a whole lot on it.

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Willowbank shed

Posted 1 week ago

Reclad one exterior wall, build non load bearing interior wall , shift doorway and frame ready for roller door on storage shed. Labour only, all materials will be supplied. Needing to be done urgently

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New Home

Posted 2 years ago

Hi there. Me and my husband are wanting to build our first home. We are in the process of purchasing land. We have $215,000 to spend on building our house. We need a three bedroom, 1 study, open plan living, reasonable sized pantry and laundry. We want a deck and a carport. We do not need a garage as we plan in the future to build a sleep out/ garage. And we do not need an ensuit, but if possible to have access into main bathroom from master bed. The land purchased is 8000sqm and is situated jus...

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Wall removal

Posted 1 year ago

Wanting a wall knocked out and a support beam put in? Building consent or permit maybe required?

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Build a Carport

Posted 2 years ago

Build a single carport at a property in Dannevirke. Quotes needed first. I also have another job listed for the removal of the existed shed amd another shed too if interested.

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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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Kitchen projex 2007Ltd

Joined July 2013

Hi,im Patrick Bryant owner of Kitchenprojex.We offer a full range of kitchen options from design to completion. We can complete the intire job for you including relining walls and gib stopping.we supply plumbing an electrical schdules to work in with other subbies. Olso do bathroom renovation and timber joinery maintenance. Thanks Patrick.

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Wilson Contracting

Joined June 2017

Hi i have been building for just over 10 years with most work being architectural new builds with the last 2 years being in comercial interior fitouts. I am trade qualified and have been for 5 years. I am very fussy with detailed work and have a huge amount of pride in my work. No job is to big or to small and i have very competitive rates.

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DG Roofing & Building

Joined November 2018

We understand your problem/requirement accurately and then we discuss with you the solution to your problems/ We discuss the right approach to achieving your requirements. If you agree for us to proceed, we do our job at cost, in a satisfactory timeframe and highest possible quality and value for you... Try us and you will not regret.

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Champion Building Solutions

Joined February 2019

Hi we are a small locally owned business specialising in bathrooms, decks, fences and concrete projects. We are professionals and take pride in our work and are driven by quality workmanship.

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adpainting

Joined May 2010

Hi there my names Arron Pahl and ive been painting for 15 years interior and exterior and i am willing to do free quotations no job too big or small. Very reasonable prices and cheaper than most trade painters. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

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BuildPoint ltd

Joined November 2017

Construction & Property Maintenance Building energy efficient, comfortable and affordable homes for Kiwi families is at the heart of what we do at BuildPoint. Our company has been successfully providing the people of Wellington Region with the very highest standard of building services for many years and we are immensely proud of the reputation we have built up as a small but professional, fu...

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Truline Group NZ

Joined May 2018

Truline Group's building contractors are specialists in building fences, decks, garden sheds, pergolas & retaining walls. Over the last 10 years we have built a brand of assurance providing a reputable service throughout the lower North Island.

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Protrades Property Group

Joined August 2018

Hi, Protrades is a solution offering main Trades sectors needed to transform, install and protect customers assets. No obligation quotations with affordable costing plans. Call today to book us for your next rejuvenation project.

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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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Qian

Joined April 2018

I've been doing new builds and renovations for about 10 years. i specialise in major renovations and new builds also would like to do some smaller jobs from time to time.

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Logan's building services

Joined July 2017

Hi, I've been building new houses and renovating old ones since I was 16 and now I'm a 24 year old self employed qualified builder, my work is of high standards and I take my job very seriously and I want to make this experience for you to be easy, I have experience ranging from all types of carpentry: new builds, alterations, additions, concreting, retaining walls, decks, fences and maintenanc...

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gjmcguire

Joined November 2014

I have been building for 25 yrs. I have been involved in commercial and residential work.My aim is to leave the job with a satisfied customer,I will undertake any type of work big or small and will give free quotes .References available

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brendanbuilt

Joined September 2016

Hello, Iv been in the building industry for 20 years, im 100% BCITO qualified. I can get personal references from my training organization and previous employers. I have contractors insurance so rest assured your job will get done. I can do all types of building, all things considered. I have access to most tools and equipment, a diesel van and tandem caged trailer. So I can do all demo / se...

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Next level building

Joined June 2019

Hi, I’ve been building for the last 6 years. I have experience in new homes, renovations, extensions, and farm buildings. Clients consider me to be honest, reliable, hard working and approachable. I pride myself in finishing the job to a high standard and on time.

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PB Rural Ltd

Joined May 2019

Quality workmanship that we can both be proud of. With many years experience in a range of fields, I have the experience and expertise to complete your job safely and efficiently. I specialize in Excavation and Landscaping through to General Handyman services. Let's work together to find a great solution to whatever challenge you have.

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Maco Developments Limited

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 plumbers, electricians, tilers and painters who work with us regularly. We are able to manage project of any size.

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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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Framework Building and Carpentry

Joined February 2018

I am a qualified builder and LBP who has been working on high end homes for the last 16 years mixed in with some light commercial. I have recently been working as a project manager for a prominent NZ housing company so am well equipped and able to manage your entire project be it large or small, to an efficient timeline. No job is too small so give me a call to let us help you turn your dreams i...

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