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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Borer in window frame

Posted 11 months ago

I'm getting our old windows replaced with aluminium double glazed windows. I've got someone coming on Friday morning to replace the windows, but I've noticed that around the window sill/frame area there is some borer holes and dust in 2 pieces of the wood. While the window is out, I'm wanting to get these pieces of wood replaced.

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Repairs at Commercial Building (Clinic)

Posted 1 year ago

We are looking for a company to give us a quote for some work on our (commercial) building. We have had problems with one of the sockets in the kitchen which has drawn to our attention that there is a probably roof leak. We also need to have someone look at the exterior cladding and paintwork on the building (That would be a separate quote.) There is also a small joinery job in one of our consulting rooms (sliding door needs attention and a new handle). If someone could arrange to call i...

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Tiny House on Wheels.

Posted 1 year ago

Hello I am looking for a builder to build the shell only (at this stage) of my tiny house on wheels. Steel trailer, house base and frame being fabricated now. Some visible Douglas framing. Cladding is a mix of triple wall poly-carbonate and ply. I have plans - I can email them to you if you are interested. House is 6m l x 3m w x 3.65 h. The house is relocatable, so anywhere top of the south or bottom of the north is fine to build.

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Build a garden shed

Posted 1 year ago

A two bay garden shed on a concrete pad, one bay lockable to contain a ride on mower and other tools, the second bay open on three sides for firewood. 1 metre of concrete extended at one end to put compost bins on. Preferably in colour steel. The site is flat.

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Sleep Out 2019

Posted 2 years ago

We have just bought a house in Motueka and we would like to get an estimate for the conversion of the detached garage into a sleep out/studio.We return to UK at the end of the month and need a rough estimate of costs for the work to be carried our when we return to live here early next year.

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House piles

Posted 7 months ago

we are building our own house a 115 sq Fraemohs house,need 50 piles done and probebly some other work,hubby himself is a very competent handy man,but helping with the piles would be an less stress job.

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Ngatimoti

Posted 5 days ago

renovation of a 200Sq home including a reclad and replace extension bringing the property to code. We will be working with a local house designer and have the project at council approval stage before work commences. Time frame to be discussed. Located in Ngatimoti

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New Garage, dividing wall and bathroom

Posted 1 year ago

building a kit set widespan steel shed and doing it myself. Now under some time pressure and need a hand. All materials are on site and slab complete and portal leg bolts are in place. Putting in a bathroom, dividing wall and sliding door and a couple of windows

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Tiny House build

Posted 1 year ago

Wanting a quote for supply and build of a 9 x 3m tiny house to weather tight stage, i.e. exterior completed. One loft. Maximum height. (4m) Already have all window joinery. Steel framing please. One interior wall (3m) separating bathroom. Thinking marine ply as an exterior wall cladding....must be an HONEST and communicative builder. Like build to begin first half of April this year.

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Wood surround to existing swimming pool

Posted 6 months ago

wooden decking to be installed around an existing pool

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Martin Conway

Posted 1 year ago

New Build // Consent ready in 2 weeks. Looking to start asap. Small farm type house with loft and carport. Exterior Cladding is corrugate to be done by Contour. Looking for labour only on build.

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House Build

Posted 2 years ago

plans drawn up Nelson Simple design separate garage looking to finish to high spec Plans will be forwarded to interested parties.

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Car port onto pole shed

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking to add a carport/caravan shelter onto an existing 2 bay pole shed. Can start ASAP, 9m deep and 3.5m wide (approx). Must be inkeeping with the style of the shed and height to suit caravan.

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Timber shed/sleepout/office

Posted 9 months ago

Garden ‘shed’ built to be used as a versatile space using French doors already owned. Thanks

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Door placement

Posted 3 months ago

Putting in a External door into lounge, house is stucco.

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T&T nelson

Posted 11 months ago

Removal of slatwall from wall so can be shipped and used again, gaps or holes from removal filled in plastered etc to good standard. Cabinets removed so can be used again Best to come and meet me to get quote done up of what’s required. Call me ...

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Builder ...repair garage

Posted 4 months ago

On behalf if a mate, He has a garage that had had a fire through some of it and would like some advice on if it is worth repairing and if so the cost involved.

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Garage

Posted 2 years ago

Build a double garage as per existing plans.

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First home

Posted 9 months ago

Looking for licenced builder to help erect frame and truss on a 240 square house, also weather wrap, help roof, supervise and sign off on completion.

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New house #4

Posted 6 months ago

Hi I'm after a plumber and drainlayer for a new project in Mapua.

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Xfactor Design & Build

Joined February 2020

Hi, we are a small family run building company that have been doing various projects over the years from renovations to new builds we can help with the design and consent stages right through out the project, we pride ourselves on our integrity and high level of finish.

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Grant Macleod

Joined May 2017

Hi my name is Grant, I've recently qualified in carpentry and have a national level 4 in carpentry certificate. As a newly qualified builder I believe I can provid you with the best service at affordable prices. Look forward to talking with you. Grant

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Apex Construction Ltd

Joined September 2019

We've been building custom homes, renovating old homes and carrying out heritage restorations for 10 years. Whilst this is where we specialise, we also take on smaller jobs and we love outdoor living/entertaining area's. We take pride in our attention to detail, not only in completing our projects but also in our open and transparent communication with our clients, so that we know exactly what...

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Riordan Builders Ltd

Joined January 2020

Hi, Riordan Builders are a smart established building company in the Nelson/Tasman region. We specialise in all your building needs big or small. We have a very professional and productive crew that sets a very high standard. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and a excellent job done to the budget. Please don’t hesitate to contact us regarding your building project. Thanks.

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renovationz ltd

Joined February 2010

We pride ourselves on being up front & honest with our clients, we take the time to listen to what you require & complete each job in a timely & professional manor.

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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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NW PROJECTS LTD

Joined May 2017

NW PROJECTS is a family-owned and operated building company, servicing the Nelson and Tasman regions. ​ ​We specialise in Renovations, Alterations and Repairs. Owner/Builder Nick Watmuff, is a Registered Master Builder and Licensed Building Practitioner, and has a background in commercial construction, high-end renovations, and site management. ​Nick approaches every project with professionalis...

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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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MR BERRY LIMITED

Joined January 2020

I have 14 years experience between commercial and residential construction. I am hard working and all work is finished to a professional standard. I am experienced in most aspects of home renovation and repair, as well as handyman work and all your non-structural building requirements. References available.

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Sticks and Stones Landscape Construction and Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined June 2018

Sticks & Stones have been busy in Wellington for over 20 years Landscaping and Property work ,for private and commercial customers throughout the greater Wellington area. Building New or Renovating , we have a great team with experience and skills.

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Welldesignz

Joined July 2018

All types of building & joinery work. • New Builds • Renovations • Extensions • Commercial • Bathrooms • Kitchens • Bench-tops • Laundry • Shop fit outs - Commercial to residential we can do it all. With over 20 years experience in the construction industry we take real pride in our work. Attention to detail is one of our strongest attributes. - We have a team of...

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JMS Builders Ltd

Joined October 2009

I am a qualified builder and have experience in building architectural and standard homes. This includes a number of decks, fences, paths etc. Building is a passion, and I enjoy what I do. I take pride in my work, and hope that clients get the same level of satisfaction from what I construct, as I do.

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Al Fresco Garden & Property Maintenance

Joined May 2013

We are locally owned and operated and our repeat business and many satisfied customers are our greatest advertisement. We do all types of Garden & Property Maintenance, We can mow lawns of any size from a residential lawn to orchards, vineyards & lifestyle blocks. Our other services include tree work, chipping of Greenwaste and stump grinding, and Landscaping. We are also the local agent and inst...

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Jamie Ward Builder Limited

Joined July 2015

I have a good grounding in the Building trade. My 14 year career has gone from small repair jobs to architectural housing with renovations, new builds, farm sheds and light comercial in the mix as well. I love what I do and believe honesty and pride are a necessity.

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N Gibson Builders ltd

Joined October 2016

Small building company with two qualified licensed builders and one apprentice. Specialising in renovation work. Will organise and project manage the job from start to finish using all of our other subtrades.

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CRD Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Hi, we are a small Christchurch construction company. All earthquake work undertaken, foundations, new builds all building work undertaken. we pride ourselves in doing the job right.

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Insulation Concepts NZ Ltd

Joined August 2015

We specialise in supplying and fitting Insulation to your Existing Home (Retrofit), New Builds & Commercial Buildings. Contact us now for a free competitive quote. Or check us out at https://www.facebook.com/InsulationConceptsNz/ OR http://www.insulationconcepts.co.nz/

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Michael Makirere

Joined October 2018

Hi, ive had years experience in the building industry and am able to complete a wide range of building tasks from big jobs to small jobs around the house. I pride myself in my attention to detail and completing all my work with 100% satisfaction. I also do house painting. I have a team of contractors. Please take a look at their work. https://www.d-angelopainters.com/

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T E contracting

Joined July 2017

Hi, I am a Licensed Bricklayer Blocklayer, Solid plasterer, tiler and waterproofer (ardex accredited) with over 20 years experience in the trade.I work alone so it is me you deal with not a big company. I do have extra tradesman i can call on for the bigger jobs. I pride myself in my workmanship , being punctual, listening to the clients needs and advising on issues that may arise.I have a full...

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Maximum Planning

Joined April 2020

Maximum Planning is a professional Environmental Planning Consultancy. We provide cost affordable Resource Management Act, District Plan and Town Planning services to all of NZ. We provide high quality resource consents and planning advice to help save you time and money.

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