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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Recent jobs posted

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

New tradetested kitset cabin LISA

Posted 1 month ago

Build Single kitset wooden cabin ... on foundations at the Lakes Tauriko. Require building consent, and discuss best foundations concrete pad or concrete piles.

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Hang a neon light on a false wall

Posted 2 months ago

A neon light to go on the wall behind our bed (it's the wardrobe behind it, so bracing can go behind no problem)

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Coby mcgarry

Posted 1 month ago

turn garage into room. 2 exterior walls

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Chimney removal

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I have a external concrete chimney that I need to remove so I can put in bifold doors. It is a single story weatherboard house built in the 1950's. We already have the scaffolding sorted. My dad is available to help to speed up the job. We are looking to do it in April/May.

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Corner garden seat

Posted 1 month ago

I am wanting to remove the rotted half rounds and replace them. I want to put in ... posts with 150x40 tongue and groove planks across and then something on top to make a bit of a seat. I have tried to show what I mean on the photo. Happy to get the wood etc. - just dont have the time to do it myself :( Also have placed another advert for a soffit repair - prefer to combine jobs

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Pole shed

Posted 1 month ago

Need a pole shed put up , consent due out soon This is a kit set from sheds 4 you 12 metres X 6 metres and is 3 metres high Flat site 13 km up Pyes Pa road

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Breaking wall and cement floor repolishing

Posted 4 weeks ago

We require a qualified builder who is experienced in general building work. Basically, we want to break down one of our room wall and have our flooring polished with cement. Currently the flooring of the room is carpeted and we want to remove it and have it polished.

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Bedroom extension 2

Posted 3 weeks ago

a bedroom needs increasing by 8 square meters. We actually have consent ready to go.

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External wall wood rot

Posted 1 week ago

There's a small section that has a bit of rot. Not entirely sure how much damage there is and what exactly needs to be done. It's on the second story but may be able to be accessed from inside.

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Outdoor steps/front door entrance and fence

Posted 3 weeks ago

We require a builder who is able to replace two sets of steps around the back of our house, along with one set at the front (all are three steps high). The front steps will involve the addition of a small deck and extension of the driveway fence. Also require the replacing of a weatherboard just below the roof. I can provide photos of the works required.

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French doors

Posted 2 months ago

Hi I need some 2 French doors fitted ASAP and could be a bit of other stuff if possible

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New wall with sliding door

Posted 1 month ago

We would like to close a section of our lounge with a new wall and sliding door to create a small office space.

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Interior wall repair - bathroom/laundry

Posted 1 month ago

Wall repair between the bathroom and laundry due to water damage. The current gibb will need to be remove to see the extent of the damage. A plumber has been bought into fix leaks which has been completed. The wall will need to be re-gibbed with new insulation. The wall also backs onto the garage where that wall will also need to be repaired with insulation and cladding. Painting of the walls would be preferred also.

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External doorway

Posted 1 month ago

We would like a quote for an external doorway and steps please.

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Skirting & Architraves

Posted 2 months ago

Urgently looking for someone to do my skirting & architraves in a 1970s Weatherboard home: 1 x small bathroom & wooden window 1 x small kitchen counter 1 x small dining room skirting 1 x lounge/entry area

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Range Rd Reno - June 2019

Posted 1 day ago

Plans are final for the complete renovation of my single storey 1960’s bungalow – looking for a builder and tradies who can commit to this job around June 2019. Require quotes to complete new extension framing, roofing etc, make house weather tight, complete framing for new internal layout, new kitchen, bathroom, ensuite, extra bedroom, new aluminium windows and cladding (combo of board & batten, corrugated iron and brick on 2 corners), new electrical and plumbing, addition of gas water. Hourl...

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Hugh Signal

Posted 1 month ago

I have an old shade house on my property that I would like converted to a weather tight garden shed. It has 4x4 poles, but no roof. I would like it clad in board and batton and a mono pitch steel roof.

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Soffit Repair

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I am looking for a builder to repair our broken soffit (no painting). Think it may have had water drop on it or has just become brittle. I have a sheet of material, I just dont have any of the joins that go between sheets or the time to do it. Have also placed a job for a corner garden.

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Renovate bathroom, bedroom,rest room,laundry and reroofing

Posted 1 day ago

ENTRY:Make new entry path, roof and room BATHROOM, ENSUITE, BEDROOM:Make new bathroom, ensuite and walk in wardrobeper the plan. GARAGE 1:Put new trusses and roofing iron as shown over ex.garage rafters. GARAGE 2:Reroof garage at back of section. MISC:Double glaze windows, fix various rotten boards onhouse and back garage, paint as directed to owner,make modifications to kitchen drawers andcupboards as directed by owner.

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Chris Mann

Posted 1 month ago

Would like a quote to remove a wall.

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Recent building reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Re Cladding house, 2-3 week job.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chippie Required for Bathroom work

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th September 2017

Workmanship
 3
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Internal walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Two poles under carport and deck


11th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

repair work


13th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Simple house extension

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Finish renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Nice Sleepouts

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Corner garden seat

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Move the garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Matua bathroom ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Access panel for Water Meter

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th September 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom wall/floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New fascia board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Skirting and Internal Doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage conversion

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Carport renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

garage to living, retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Moving an internal wall (make cupboard area larger)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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TASK

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Painting 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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Handyman reno services

Joined August 2018

Hi, I have been building and renovating homes for years. I specialize in the strange and unique. I have built in many different climates and locations. Log cabins in USA, Mill and build in Africa and steel structures in WA. Concreting and outdoor works, balcony's, pergola's and BBQ areas a specialty. Both wooden and steel fencing also. Internal renovations and remodeling. Have an Electrician on h...

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Dibley Builders Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hi we’ been building new houses and doing renovations/maintenance for the last 17years. We pride ourselves of quality workmanship and meeting deadlines/budgets. Fully licensed Certified builder Free quotes.

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Duane Jones

Joined July 2018

I am a qualified carpenter , with advanced building and construction qualifications earnt whilst living in Australia . I pride myself in doing what is best for the client , for having good vision to achieve all and more that the customer wants and expects

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Hyperion Construction

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are licensed builders and have been building new homes to commercial renovations from small to big jobs. We would be more happy to show you what services we can provide and have been providing with a quote and you can choose only if you are satisfied.

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A J Tiling

Joined March 2011

Hi I have been in the building on the seen for around 41 years from new builds to do ups and also bought and sold houses , after building I did tiling and also water proofing and few course , these day I am happy to help out with and small jobs from flat pac install of kitchens and furniture and bathroom and doors and windows hardware and remove rotten wood .

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HD construction

Joined November 2018

HD Construction are Qualified and licensed building Practitioners. We specialise in large renovation and new builds. But we also love and enjoy the small projects and would love the opportunity to talk to you about your building project and offer you with a free no obligation quote. We have good relationships with our suppliers providing us with good buying power on most building materials. We pri...

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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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Lehmann Building Limited

Joined September 2016

I have been building for 14 years and have formed own business about 2 years ago. I do any jobs from New homes , Renovations , Concrete and Decks. We will do all work to the highest quality and standard at a fair price. we are members of the certified builders so can offer the 10year halo warranty.No job to big or small we can do it all.

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Tidy Tradesman

Joined August 2013

Nathan is a professional, highly skilled, fully qualified tradesman with 20 years experience in the building industry. Proven track record of high quality plastering, painting, rendering workmanship www.tidytradie.co.nz. Nathan prefers small/med scale projects ($200 - $20,000), delivering reliable, quality workmanship and service at a fair price. Covering the whole North Shore area.

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New Horizon Construction Limited

Joined January 2019

Hi, I have been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 8 years. I specialise in renovations/additions and new builds. Also do smaller jobs from time to time. Professional and very hard working.

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Sam Gamble Construction

Joined January 2018

Hi, New to Builderscrack, I'm a qualified and licensed builder in the Western Bay of Plenty with a sharp eye for detail, meticulous workmanship, and creative, efficient processes. I'm university educated (BSc). I currently contract to a bespoke design and build company in Western Bay of Plenty, though have the flexibility to source additional work independently.

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Quality Roofing

Joined January 2018

Hi there, My name is Laken, an experienced roofer (5 years). I take pride in my work and stand by every job. I am proud to say I have a solid track record of roofing and labouring projects, both independently and as a team player. I am able to provide labour (skill & expertise) to home & business owners for small to medium size jobs (given materials are provided) , and come equipped with my 3...

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Justin price building

Joined April 2017

I am a licensed carpenter with over 10 years experience doing renovation and residential building work. I'm professional and will do my best to make your job big or small easy at a competitive price. Give me a call

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Any build co

Joined April 2018

I will consider any job, I am ready for you next home improvement - reliable, hard-working, very fair and realistic on pricing. I am a licenced certified builder, will deliver your job on time and on budget. Call now for a free quote.

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Cabana Build limited

Joined September 2017

Hi, Joel and Zane here. We have been building for combined 18 years in Tauranga and around the country. We take extreme pride in our work and guarantee you a honest, high quality, cost effective service. Our reviews speak for them self's. While we specialize in Major renovations, New builds and bathroom renovations, we are highly experienced in barn builds, decks, pagolas/varandahs, re-claddin...

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TK Homes NZ Ltd

Joined February 2019

I have been in the residential building industry for about 5 years and have decided to start my own company. I work by myself currently so only take on small to medium size jobs. I take pride in the work I do and love to leave customers with a smile on their face.

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Mr Jones Landscape and Renovation

Joined August 2016

Hi there, I've been renovating and landscaping properties for over 10yrs. I'm very professional, trustworthy and hard working. I pride myself on providing quality workmanship at a competitive price no matter what it is. Happy to meet up and discuss any job, big or small. Thanks, Craig 021 262 5670 www.mrjones.net.nz

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BW Builders Bathroom Envy

Joined May 2011

Fixed Price Quotes. We can also quote your complete project, including all trades people, & products. One easy process from from start to finish! Services offered: Renovations & Alterations, Bathroom Renovation Specialist, Decks & Fences, Rental Property Renovation/Maintenance, Property Pre Sale Makeovers, & more

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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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