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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Are you wondering what cladding to choose for your new build? Is your existing cladding looking dilapidated and ripe for renovation? Recladding your home will breathe new life into its appearance. In this article, we give you the information to choose the right cladding for your home. Ext

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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

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

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Luana Ngatuere

Posted 1 year ago

Needing a load bearing wall removed juat under 5 metres, wanting a hidden beam put in and the whole ceiling area regibbed.

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Porch #2

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Registered master builder have already have plans/drawings to build

Posted 3 weeks 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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Misc building

Posted 1 year ago

Want to find a builder that will come out just past Weber to do some minor house jobs. Thanks

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Willowbank shed

Posted 1 year 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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PVC wall linings.

Posted 1 year 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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3rd Bedroom with ensuite

Posted 7 months 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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Porch

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Deck 14m x 3m plus bifold doors

Posted 2 months 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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ERECT 2 KIT SET HOMES

Posted 4 months 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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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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Builder

Posted 4 months 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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Crockett Extension

Posted 11 months 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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Carport

Posted 1 year ago

Wanting existing single carport replace with a double carport

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House tidy up

Posted 10 months ago

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

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 7 months 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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Tutaekara Cottage - Te Tumu Paeroa

Posted 1 year ago

We have a 100 year old cottage that requires some repairs and maintenance. We are looking to get quotes initially for all the necessary repairs. These include; - rotten weatherboards that need replacing - installation of roof spouting - installation of a water tank from roof spouting - removal of lead piping from the bathroom - treatment for Bora - possible repair/replacement of the wastewater septic system - exterior painting of the entire cottage Te Tumu Paeroa is the administrator f...

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Concrete Piles Foundation x8

Posted 7 months ago

Concrete Piles Foundation x8 I have a Container Home Pre-built delivered to site June. I require a licensed builder to work with the site planner and meet council requirements. 32 High St, Eketahuna

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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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Eco home

Posted 1 month 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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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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Mike Preston Construction Limited

Joined March 2020

I am a licensed builder and have been in the building industry for 10 years specializing in renovations with a new build from time to time. Also have experience in all types on landscape construction and concrete form work, ranging from small to large projects. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines and expectations. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and completing job...

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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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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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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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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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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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brendanbuilt

Joined September 2016

Hello, Ive 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 / s...

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Phil Davey Projects

Joined July 2015

20 Years building industry experience on residential and commercial projects. Affiliate Member of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity surveyors. M6084 New homes and Alterations Landscaping, Fences, decks, pools, earthworks and Design and Consultation services Planning and Resource Consents (... c Certification) Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors

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SchoCon

Joined July 2012

Focused on outdoor living, hard landscaping and renovations, but also the cliche "for all your building needs". Being in the building and construction arena for 18 years, LBP licensed and trade qualified we will make your ideas and dreams reality.

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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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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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Wilson Contracting

Joined June 2017

Hi i have been building for just over 11 years with most work being architectural new builds with the last 3 years being in commercial interior fitouts. I am trade qualified and have been for 5 years. I have my LBP carpentry liscence. 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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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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Topkat roofing wairarapa

Joined May 2020

Hello, have been in the construction/roofing industry for a long time. Really strive to complete jobs to high standards and work along side the client to come up with the best solutions to get a outstanding job. We pride ourself in providing competitive quotes and completing jobs to a sustainable high standard

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Wellington Roofing

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 roofer, plumbers, electricians, tilers and painters who work with us regularly. We are able to manage project of any size. We also specialise in roofing work. Wellington Roofing has been in the roofing industry for more than 30 years. We are just new to Builde...

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Acquired Taste Limited

Joined January 2016

Hi I have been owner/operating my Property Improvement/ Maintenance business for 7 years and have completed various large landscaping and maintenance projects. These include building sheds, timber fencing, decks, boxed garden construction, paving, laying concrete paths and driveways. External and internal painting including wallpapering. I am certified to work at height using a harness for roof p...

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Dukes Digger & Earthworks Ltd

Joined October 2017

Specialising in Residential & Lifestyle blocks with small access. Excavators; 3.5T 3T & 1T Mini Digger Domestic and light commercial work. Site clearing and slab prep. Driveways; Gravel, Lime, Concrete or Asphalt. Drainage, soak pits, trenching Tree Removal - Chip & Mulch onsite General property clean up. Demolition Aggregate deliveries Chip & Mulch sales and delivery NO JOB TOO SMALL

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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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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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