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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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Latest building case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

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

Build two carports

Posted 2 months ago

build two carports,one attached to a house ( a single)and one free standing(a double), both to have concrete floors onto which the carport will be attached.We are looking for a labour only builder. Building would begin early September.

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Kitset kitchen install

Posted 2 weeks ago

I've just bought a house and want to put a new kitchen in. Going to use a kitset style from bunnings or mitre10. Will also need a partial wall removed to make a another entrance for it. I'll need a sparky to install new power points etc. It is a small kitchen... about 3m squared.

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Olive Ave Build

Posted 2 weeks ago

Build 170 square metre 2 storey house with site works and retaining walls

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Acacia Bay - Deck, Bathroom & Garage Extension

Posted 5 months ago

Good morning, Seeking a build quote to add a bathroom, extend a garage and build a large deck. Plans are currently with the council and should be ready to go in a couple of weeks! Property is in Acacia Bay, I can be available to meet on site this Sunday or Monday and can provide plans for a detailed quote. Cheers, Rich

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Handful of Small / Medium sized jobs

Posted 6 months ago

Hi there, We are relocating a house on to a section in Turangi on the 17th of March. We are looking for a builder / builder's to undertake the following work: - Install Baseboards - Cut a large hole in the wall and install a window - Install Bifold doors - Remedial interior/exterior work needed arising from the relocation process - Build a deck - Shift a door from inside to outside and replacing small floor area - Steps for new back door - Removing a kitchen If you ar...

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Bedroom door

Posted 3 months ago

Door frame is incomplete, need to custom build the left side of the wooden frame to enable cavity slider to fully close against.

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Omori Lake House

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking for a builder to take on the build of a new house. Plans are through council already and we are currently sourcing tradesmen for the different parts of the build. Timeline, we would like to be completed by Christmas but thats not a deal breaker.

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New window

Posted 5 months ago

Wanting to create a space in an existing and install a couple of new windows.

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Moving out repairs

Posted 6 months ago

In need of someone to repair x2 holes and change x2 locks

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Garage lining

Posted 5 months ago

We need a 6x6 metre garage lined( jibbed or ply ) green eco batts in walls and ceiling,Skirting and architraves.It currently has 2 garage doors a ranchslider and a single door.We are wanting the garage doors covered so the building is warm and air tight.This is for the community gardens teaching shed.

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Sagging ceiling tiles & flue repair

Posted 3 months ago

Repair sagging ceiling tiles & refix metal plate at top of flue to ceiling tiles. Would appreciate it being looked at asap, like everyone else I guess!

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Refurbishing 60s garage that may contain asbestos cement cladding

Posted 3 days ago

Property address is 42 Puataata Rd, Turangi. A recent building inspection highlighted a number of issues that I would like to address around the garage on the property in order to get it to a usable state. I'm in the process of finalising negotiations to purchase this property. At this stage I'm gathering quotes to support contract negotiations, if the sale proceeds then I'd like to have this job done between December 2021 and February 2022. Pictures from building inspection are attached....

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Deck replacement

Posted 4 days ago

Replacement of deck/stairs leading to front door. Also wanting it bigger and to have it part enclosed by door area. For when weather is wet. Quote first please

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14 waitahanui

Posted 5 months ago

2 x New homes approximately 110 m2 each. Start a soon as possible.

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New Build / Fixed Contract for October

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, I am looking to find a builder that would take on a fixed price contract to build a home for our client. Job Details; - Acacia Bay - 350sqm home - Start date October Budget is $800k including earthworks and connections. (Everything) We have the client/sale and looking to handover to a reputable builder who is wanting to take on the whole contract. I have plans, elevations and basic spec which I can share with you if interested. WE ARE LOOKING FOR: - Builders that will...

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MediBoard installations @ Taupo Hospital on June 28th

Posted 3 months ago

We have a network of information boards that hold brochures and posters, we need a handyman with great attention to detail and customer service to visit medical centers and put these boards up or remove them if the site is shifting. The jobs usually take around 30 mins • Our builder/installer uses a jig to hold the weight of the mainboard and ensure the installation is safe, simple, and consistent height off the floor; that is 740mm so that you can reach the top row easily • We use a toggle...

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General Building Work

Posted 4 months ago

Need 5 new internal doors installed, shelving and door for a pantry (used to be a hot water cupboard), convert an open space in hallway to a linen cupboard, install skirting boards throughout, build deck seating and steps, possibly replace the decking. We've done as much as possible on our own, but now need help to complete the rest.

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Laundry Completion

Posted 4 months ago

I need some scotia/trim put up in my laundry, and my laundry cupboard hung on the wall.

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Renovate a garage

Posted 2 months ago

We have a double garage that we want to make watertight and add a few windows, line insulate and add a washroom bathroom

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Internal walls

Posted 4 months ago

Adding and removing some internal walls, doorways etc

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Recent building reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Shower Wall Build

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Bach Additions in Pukawa

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen bathroom removal

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

29th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace fascias and gutter

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

French door and deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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RD Landscapes

Joined June 2019

Let's face it, no one likes over priced charges. We have always prided ourselves on Honest open and transparent assessments on all quoted work so no hidden costs. Our prices are competitive our professional standard of work is guaranteed to meet building code compliance on time on budget. Having operated in Waikato for a number of years we have a growing client base. We are happy to give refe...

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Zepo Property Maintenance

Joined December 2011

Zepo property maintenanceprovides a personalised service for home, rental and commercial property maintenance. *General property maintenance *Paint Stipping & Repainting Houses *Roof Repairs & Painting *Small Building work *Tiling/Certified in Wet area Waterproofing *Plastering Gibing & Painting *Concrete placement and repairs *Landscaping and ground work *Complete renovation for Sale &...

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EDGE PRO ROOFING

Joined January 2018

EDGE PRO ROOFING LTD Re roofing specialists New homes residentieal and light commercial spouting Our team has over 25 years experience combined and growing. There's no job too big or small Give us a call! Thanks for your time

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BlackRidge Building and Landscaping

Joined November 2016

BlackRidge Building and Landscaping is a newly established Wanganui based company. While we specialise in kitchen and bathroom renovations and small alterations, we also do smaller jobs from time to time. BlackRidge

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A Lawrence

Joined December 2015

I have just started working self employed. My name is Aaron and I am a hard-working qualified builder with seven years experience both here in New Zealand and working abroad. I am friendly and enjoy talking to clients and potential clients. I am a soletrader who has experience in New builds, renovations, additions, restoration as well as other small jobs. Small jobs include repairs, new decks incl...

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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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Oswald Construction Ltd.

Joined August 2013

At Oswald Construction we specialize in residential building from new builds, additions and renovations - big or small, outdoor entertaining areas and the like. We strive for excellence and provide high quality craftsmanship and can project manage any job - again big or small. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes.

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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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Thurston Developments

Joined July 2019

At Thurston Developments we provide Quality Excavation - Drainage - Landscaping & Site Clearing works across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. We focus on clients specific requirements with key attention to detail, at a reasonable price! We enjoy a variety of projects from residential / renovations to commercial or small subdivisions and we aren't shy of a challenge.

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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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Dm landscape and gardens

Joined September 2020

I’m a young father of 3 heading out alone I can do gardens and maintenance to pavers etc Can travel though out bop and Waikato Happy to do free quotes Many thanks

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vindustries LTD

Joined May 2021

We are a passionate company, wanting to provide the best quality yet keeping it all cost effective. Focus area is making steel gates, sliding or swing gates - we can also automate existing gates and do any other repairs around your property. New decks or alterations to existing and fences- residential & rural.

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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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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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JDC Contracting Bop Limited

Joined June 2020

Hi , At JDC Contracting We Specialize in New Aluminium Windows & Doors, Aluminium joinery Replacements/Maintenance , Retro fitting of New Double Glazing , Small Building Jobs , Renovations , Decks , Deck Repairs , Fences , with 20 years in the building Industry We are very professional and work hard to deliver the best quality workman ship on time and within budget , there's no job to big or to sm...

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Complete Construction Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Construction industry with over 20 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. Whether upgrading Kitchen,Bathroom,Deck,Fencing,Building,Plumbing,Electrical Gasfitting,Tiling,Painting we are the company that can make it happen With a wealth of knowledge and practical experience. Complete Construction we...

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Project Home Improvements

Joined May 2019

With 20 years trade experience, we are very professional, have great attention to detail and take pride in our work. We do fencing, bathroom renovations, small builds such as decks and patios, painting and plastering, gardening and waterblasting. We have full business insurance. Please feel free to checkout our Facebook page for photos on work completed: ...

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Built Spaces TAUPO

Joined September 2016

Hi there. I am a third generation, qualified and licenced builder. I have a great team who are reliable, efficient and keen. All this backed up with an team of quality sub-trades. With expertise in Residential Builds, we do anything from renovations and extentions, re-clads, decks to project management and new builds. We can give you a fixed price for the entire job so there are no surprises. I ha...

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RHL Build & Construct

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. Search for us on Instagram, for a up to date gallery of work.

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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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