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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NZ Decks: Here’s 5 Awesome Before and After Transformations

Check out these before and after deck photos from our homeowners, plus, we ask all the juicy questions to help get you in the know for your own project.

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Building small kitchen in the dairy shop

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, we are starting to sell chicken and chips, so putting couple fryers, rangehood and storage cabinets in our dairy shop in Tauriko. We have all the approved plans and consent paperwork from the council. Please contact if you are free to do this job in November? Some plumbing and electrical work will be involved. Thanks Regards Bobby Brar ...

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Extend existing wall

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hey! I’m looking for a builder or tradesman to extend an exisiting wall from the end of our kitchen just over a foot in preparation for a new kitchen. So relatively simple task for a skilled tradesman. Look forward to hearing from you!

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Feature wall paneling

Posted 4 weeks ago

Looking for a builder/handy man to create a couple feature walls in bedroom, stairwell and bathroom using timber panels. Open to multiple styles. Photos show general idea.

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Repair or replacement of verandah posts

Posted 1 month ago

The bolts securing the base of a verandah post to the bomac bracket have corroded and the post has split. The ends of the bolts broke off when I attempted to undo them and are embedded in the post and immovable from the bracket at this point. Seven other posts need checking for same issue. Post is 100 x 100 x 3000 dressed.

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Barrel Sauna

Posted 3 weeks ago

Erect kitset Barrel Sauna L 2240 xW 1910 x H1960 (Alpine spas) as instruction

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Sleepout

Posted 6 days ago

I would like to put in a kitchen and shower to a sleepout.

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Frames Ready To Go. Labour Only New Build Floor Already Down

Posted 5 days ago

New build at 310 Lakes Boulevard, Pyes Pa, Tauranga Job offer is for 310 Lakes Boulevard 132sm We supply all materials and subcontractors Consent issued, Frames ready, floor already down Looking for a building crew to do labour only contract for $20,000+gst. Contact me for a full set of plans Stand pre-nail frames, fixings and plates · Stand trusses and fix purlins · Install ecoply barrier · Fix Linear Board and cavity battens including all flashings · Install windows, doors inc...

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Outdoor front entry pergola / shelter

Posted 2 weeks ago

A front door shelter / pergola. For protection from the elements Q Roughly 3m x 2m.

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Retaining wall

Posted 1 month ago

Would like done as soon as possible. Not a huge area.

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Erect a 'Flat Pack' wind out Awning

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have bought what i call a 'flat pack ' wind out awning which i need fitted. It is 4mts x 2mtrs. I expect it to be delivered early next week.

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External wall

Posted 15 hours ago

Replace existing garage door with external wall with a normal exterior door

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Sunroom

Posted 1 month ago

Build an insulated, with floor, 9m2 sunroom..;one side sliding or french door(s); recycled windows and doors would be welcomed; structure could be re-cycled conserv. or similar...lots of windows.etc.

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Need a fence built approx 20-25m

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hoping to get a fence built in the next 2 weeks at our house.

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Mantel & Gas Fire Surround

Posted 3 weeks ago

Floor to ceiling fire surround and mantel. Attached pictures of the room 2.5m stud. And pictures of type of thing I'm after

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Fence and suspended walkway

Posted 1 month ago

We want about 10-15m of 1.8m Fence built. About 10-15m of walkway with hand rail attached to the side of a retaining wall.

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Relocated Whare on Lot 2

Posted 1 month ago

Weatherboard Repairs, Front & Rear landing with rail and steps. Base boards to be supplied and installed to meet minimal Council Inspections of our building permit

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New house build in ohauiti

Posted 1 month ago

New house build in ohauiti from start to finish

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Kwila Deck

Posted 1 month ago

Hey there, Looking for a Kwila deck to be built at the front of our house. Its a new build house so deck will be over concrete patio and grass all joined along the front of house. Picture framed as well. Would like the job done in the next month. Cheers Ash

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Baseboard change

Posted 1 day ago

We need to get our base boards of our property changes out and painted

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Bathroom vanity install + extras

Posted 3 weeks ago

I’m looking for a professional to remove and replace 2x bathroom vanities (1x 750 + 1x 1200), wall mirrors and a small amount of tiling above one vanity. I have a plumber arranged and have all the fixtures so I’d like to get the work done as soon can be arranged. Please contact me for any further details.

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Recent building reviews

With over 210,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Install bifold window

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16th December 2020

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 5
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 5
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Floor replacement

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21st March 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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Cut side of deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Deck Supports/Fence/Bathroom

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7th June 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Borer Damage in Timber framing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Building inspection

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3rd September 2021

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
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 5

Strengthening flooring under building

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 4
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 5

Fit new skirting board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th June 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Bathroom vanity install + extras

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22nd November 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Deck improvements

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14th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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Qualified builder for a sleep out build onsite

Work carried out by a subcontractor

4th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 5
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 5

Deck + external access

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Replace backdoor

Work carried out by a subcontractor

22nd March 2021

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 4
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 5

Replace rotten fascia.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Install a External wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Replacement rotten timber window sill

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th August 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Ngapeke House Relocation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th October 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5

Deck build

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10th January 2021

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 5
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 5
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Fence and suspended walkway

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19th November 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Coverting Carport to sealed unit (include installation of new deck)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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Jacks building

Joined July 2016

Hi I've been building for 8 years here to do maintenance work for residential or commercial. I specialize in high end residential work. My rates is reasonable and I get the job done with time and quality.

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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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R&L Bradford Plastering

Joined January 2012

I Have 30 yrs in the plastering buisness, Trade ... mber of Associiation of wall & ceiling industries of nz. Residential & commercial, no job to small, Drywall fixing Stopping Fibrous plaster Cornice & Cove Level 5 ,skim coating Vacum sanding

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Bay Property Projects

Joined October 2018

Grow creativity. Build your sanctuary. We specialise in renovations, upgrades, refreshing, maintenance for home and garden. Starting with consultancy, and design concepts, to a full project management service or general maintenance. We provide all assistance required for your residential project no matter how small or large.

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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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Blair building

Joined March 2015

hi,weve been building new homes for thorne group for ten years.We specialise in new homes and renovations and will work hard to achieve all budgets and timeframes.A content and happy customer is our priority.

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Tauranga Property Maintenance limited

Joined March 2020

Tauranga Property Maintenance *Building, Landscaping & Vegetation *Qualified Carpenter *Helpful, Friendly & Honest *Small Jobs *Rental Property *We do all types of general building work Website. ...

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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BOLD Landscape Design and Construction

Joined September 2011

Over 30 years landscape design and construction experience. From a simple fence to a full residential contract. Happy to simply provide a concept plan with estimates on costs of work required, right through the finished product. Excellent portfolio can be provided upon request - ...

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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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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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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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Hutchison Construction

Joined March 2019

Hello, I am an experienced LBP builder with excellent workmanship and project management skills. I have built new homes, alterations, extensions, leaky buildings and even skyline garages and sheds. I have all the latest gear to ensure efficiency, including moisture meters, thermal image camera, concrete and wall scanners, drop saws, nails guns etc that you would expect. I can also product conc...

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Pereeti co

Joined January 2021

Hi I've been in the Civil game for 15 years. Most of my work comprised of house cuts, earth works, retaining walls, and all types of fencing. From security mesh and barb to wooden pailings. I've done sea walls and boardwalks aswell as decks and other little building projects. I like a challenges and always meet deadlines.

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Riggmaster Ltd

Joined November 2015

Specialized in rope access technique, we are able to cut the cost of scaffolding or edge protection. We can provide access to hard to reach places without compromising the safety of our workers, and a range of skills from roof repairs, skylights maintenance, removal or installation, roof painting, roof pointing, gutters maintenance, waterproofing.

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication and construction.

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TK Homes NZ Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm Tom and I've been in the residential building industry for about 7 years and started my own building company, TK Homes, at the end of 2018. We are a small team of 3 on the tools, and take on all types of work from full new builds to small jobs in sunny Tauranga and surrounding areas. I believe that remaining a small building company will ensure we can maintain a good reputation for...

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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Supreme Site Services

Joined February 2021

Hi I have over 14 years experience in civil construction and property services from driveways,foot paths, retaining walls, fences, decks etc land and property maintenance.

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Adios Asbestos Removal Services NZ

Joined August 2021

Adios Asbestos is a New Zealand based company. We pride ourselves on the safe removal and disposal of all asbestos materials. Services include all types of asbestos (non-friable) from roofing (super 6,8 and 12), wall cladding, soffits, fences, sheds, garages and carports, asbestos pipes and cleanups. Or visit our website: www. ...

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