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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Check out how homeowners like you are using Builders on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

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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Rental repairs

Posted 3 years ago

I require a qualified builder who is experienced in renovation and general building work. The work involves replacing facing, roofing and rotten timber.

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New doorway

Posted 3 years ago

Need a doorway built from kitchen to drop down bathroom and small area off this needs to be evened up and leveled with the kitchen floor.

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Conservatory

Posted 3 years ago

Build a 38m square extension on to existing house to create a conservatory. Floor to be concrete and walls to be lined with ply. Have windows already.

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Wooden windows 2

Posted 2 months ago

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

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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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Build a Carport

Posted 1 year 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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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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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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Carport to lounge extention

Posted 3 years ago

please can I have a quote I would like to turn our carport into another lounge it has power to it currently and bedrooms above it. I would like French doors one end and big window the other side. its 4.6m wide by 8.1m long

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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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Darryl Gibbons 2

Posted 9 months ago

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

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Garage Conversion to Studio

Posted 5 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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New House

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for a quality builder

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Load bearing wall removed and hidden beam put in

Posted 5 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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Darryl Gibbons

Posted 10 months ago

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

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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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Wooden windows

Posted 3 months ago

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

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New Home

Posted 1 year 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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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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Deluxe Trade Services

Joined August 2017

Hi there, Deluxe Trade Services (DTS) specialises in house renovations and the finishing trades. We are a customer focused team and everything we do is to a professional standard no matter what the job. We offer a vast variety of trades from the beginning of the job right down to the paint finish. We promise that you will be 100% satisfied with our services and leave you feeling secure and happy w...

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eastern consulting

Joined August 2009

We provide professional civil and structural engineering consultancy. This covers specific design calculations and documentation for building consents, including Producer Statements. We work throughout the lower north island.

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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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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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Acquired Taste Limited

Joined January 2016

Hi I have been owner/operating my Property Improvement/ Maintenance business for 4 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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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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Tcontracting

Joined December 2018

Hi, we are competitive and hard working contractors with 30 combined years experience in concrete and landscaping and building constructiontrade. Confident in what we do we specialize in Driveways, footpaths, patios and much more. Every job is treated like our own so we take pride in what we do and always do well on budget and time management of work planned.

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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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Phill Bonner builder

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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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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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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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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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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DNT construction

Joined January 2018

We are a small family owned construction company we have been around for 3 years now. I've been building for coming on 20 years. We cover pretty much all construction. From changing door handles to building apartment blocks and everything in between. We offer quality service on time and on price. Call us any time for a free quote

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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 very professional and take pride in our work completing it to a top quality standard.

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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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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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brendanbuilt

Joined September 2016

Hello, Iv been in the building industry for over 15 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...

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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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