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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Install freezer panel wall

Posted 8 months ago

We have an easy access area requiring freezer panels installing. We have the panels, cut to size (will need minimal notching to fit around other infrastructure) and have installed the channeling. Not a major job but is a fairly urgent one.

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Refurbishment/Renovation- Care Home

Posted 8 months ago

We are needing competitive quotes on the following 1. Transforming a 'nook' into a storage room 2. Converting a separate toilet and storage room into 1 wet floor bathroom 3. Complete gutting of 3 bedrooms into 2bedrooms with ensuites

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Builder

Posted 1 year ago

Reno house need quotes ASAP as we are up here doing the 80sqm house need bathroom and kitchen put in plus carpet . Call me on ...

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Building a 3 bay "THE NAKI" shed

Posted 1 year ago

I need a builder to build the kit set shed from goldpine call the NAKI 3 bays which is 6 mtrs by 10.8 mtrs on a flat site I would like to get it started in the next 3 months the sooner the better

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ERECT 2 KIT SET HOMES

Posted 1 year ago

Hi We are looking for a reliable builder to help with consent and to work with my son in law in erecting two kit set homes to the full weatherproof closed in stage on our farm near Dannevirke. Ground works to start hopefully around November 2020

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Home renovation- new laundry/business space

Posted 3 days ago

Convert storage shed attached to house into new laundry. Convert existing laundry into hair salon. Will need new flooring framed and exterior door framed in. Replace exterior window and door. Porch/car port built.

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Deck 14m x 3m plus bifold doors

Posted 1 year ago

I am just wanting a rough quote for a 14m x3m New deck plus bifold doors that will open out on to the deck (replacing a large window already there). Deck materials can be pine or economy material

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New Home Eketahuna

Posted 5 months ago

New build - kit set 3 bedroom home and garage workshop in one building, including electrics, plumping, septic and water tanks etc

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Eco home

Posted 11 months ago

I need a builder to build an eco home in the Tararua district next year (2021). Design includes a few different eco aspects probably not yet combined (strawbale or adobe / greenroof supported with i beams across container corners / Trombe wall and extended passive air conditioning system). I have recycled Rimu tongue and groove for interior walls, recycled Matai flooring and renovated claw bath amongst other things to be utilised. Prefer someone who is knowledgeable or passionate in this area...

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Convert a van to a camper

Posted 4 months ago

fit out van to make it into a camper I can do the upholstery myself. but need help with everything else

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Full house renovation

Posted 4 months ago

My house is a 1910 farm house that's sitting on concrete piles. I Want the kitchen pushed out, all new, floor boards, weather boards, roof, windows and interior walls moved around. It's a complete new design that's basically stripped down to the frame work and built back up again. Definitely a big job and looking at 4 to 6 months too get it done. All depending on the bank loaning us money first. Need quote/ estimate from a builder too take too the bank.

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House tidy up

Posted 1 year ago

Needing a window frame fixed or replaced, new weatherboards installed and some corrugated roof sheets replaced.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Need the bath removed and a walk-in type shower built. The window needs to be removed and an alternate one installed. Walls and floor of new shower need tiling

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Garage - require a Garage to be built

Posted 9 months ago

A Garage with carpad to be built on residential property.

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Tait House

Posted 4 months ago

Have 131 m2 ,2 bedroom house and single garage design and Geotech completed, looking for a builder to undertake foundations and concrete pad erect Axxis Steel frames to finish house to lock up subject to quotes.

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Neveah

Posted 1 year ago

Quote for erection of adapted J2 P82 kitset 2bdrm house and pile foundations. Discuss options whether to shell stage plus ceiling or somewhere in between that and full build. Needs to be lbp. Will also need pricing from sparky and plumber for Bank app. Once finance approved then asap as Tararua wind will blow the house over. We can arrange building site prep and j2 will provide all plans, materials and consents. Hip and Gable iron roof. Single storey. Easy access. Power on site. Probably Pallis...

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Registered master builder have already have plans/drawings to build

Posted 10 months ago

looking for a builder who can give us a quote for total build experience with council, happy to work with me as a helper have trade cert as joiner/carpenter/tiler wanting to start build feb 2021 or earlier if suits house plans originally a kitset house wanting references on previous jobs prefered

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3rd Bedroom with ensuite

Posted 1 year ago

The 3rd room attached to the house needs the ceiling battened and gib'd. An existing window needs replacing. An internal wall needs to be partly removed and the remainder of the walls insulated and gib'd. One corner of the room needs to be framed and gib'd as this will become the ensuite. An existing workshop adjacent to the 3rd room needs the floor extended and finished as well as the wall being enclosed, insulated and gib'd.

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Renovation/Insurance

Posted 5 months ago

I have a insurance fix up on a sleepout.Also wanting to do renovations a deck extension also wanting to roof over deck and put a ranch slider in sleep out

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Crockett Extension

Posted 1 year ago

60 square metre addition. Wooden floor on piles. Flat sloping roof. Plans completed and signed off by Tararua District Council. Ideally looking a start asap in the new year - however we are realistic around timeframes.

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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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Carpentry & Civil Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, my name is James Palmer and I'm the managing director of Carpentry and Civil Ltd. I've been in business since 2012 and have a reputation for quality workmanship. I pride myself on doing a quality job for a fair price. I believe I have excellent communication and will work with you to get your job done safely and efficiently. I have vast knowledge in experience across multiple trades and want...

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Digs & Scrapes

Joined July 2019

Hi, I am a Sole Operator that has been involved in the Civil Construction Industry for the pat 30 years. My background is in Road and Driveway Construction, but have knowledge and experience in other areas. I have a 1.7 tonne Digger and small Tipper Truck available to do your dig-outs, clean-ups, section clearing, trenching etc. I pride myself on providing competitive pricing and completing my j...

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Terrene Earthworks and Carpentry Ltd

Joined July 2021

Terrene Earthworks & Carpentry is a newly established construction business working in the greater Wellington region. Director, Gareth, is a qualified carpenter and heavy machine operator with over a decade of experience.

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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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Eric Bosch

Joined November 2019

Hi, we undertake all building work big and small. From new builds, to renovations/additions, decks, patios, fences, sheds, garages, concrete work, etc. Professional, Licensed, Qualified. We will make your job happen. Quality is a habit.

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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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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd NZ Property Maintenance Solutions 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 NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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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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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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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 11 yrs experience. Pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Spent my time Specializing in architectural new builds/renovations. Yet Have extensive knowledge and experience doing everything from repiling to reroofing and just about everything in between. No job too small, get in contact now.

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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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Nathan Cottle construction

Joined March 2021

I’ve recently gone out on my own I have 20 years building experience being qualified for 15 of those,I’m born and bred in the wairarapa and look forward to doing work throughout my community

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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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Specialised Property Solutions

Joined December 2020

We are a small local construction company who are dedicated to providing a highly professional service with a focus on quality and customer satisfaction. We know that the construction process can be stressful and disruptive so our priority is to make the whole process as easy and stress free as possible. Heath our Managing Director is a qualified licensed building practitioner has been in...

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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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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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Ruahine Property Works Limited

Joined October 2020

Ruahine Property Works is focused on adding value to property around the Tararua and Southern Hawke’s Bay district . We are property investors ourselves so we know the stresses of property maintenance, let us help take the pressure off you and your family. Let us help make your property work for you. Famous for our communication, you’ll be impressed with our prompt response and ongoing updates...

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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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