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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Kitchenette, Laundry addition with a wall build

Posted 1 week ago

Looking to add a kitchenette to a space that is partially lined. Existing ducting and plumbing already in place. In addition I would like to box out the space by adding a wall approx 2.4m wide on a standard stud.

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Kit-Set Cabin assembly

Posted 4 weeks ago

Put together kit-set cabin - approximately 3m x 4m

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23 Bongard Workshop

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking to get an idea of ability/cost to install a workshop in the space pictured. The workshop will need to blend/fit with existing house and sleepout while allowing for future addition to house and deck above.

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Builder for small job hourly Rate

Posted 1 month ago

Hi . I need a builder to remove a single Sectional door and re Hang . The timber frame needs replacing as water damage . Thanks

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Minor dwelling build

Posted 1 day ago

Building plans for council consent for minor dwelling 28 square metres with loft and build cost

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Sleepout/Shed, Fence and Retaining

Posted 10 hours ago

Replace old corrugate fence roughly 22m. Retain back of the property, 3 different sides estimate 18m total. Build a new building at end of the driveway, roughly 5.5m x 2.8m with a wall between. Smaller room to be used as shed, bigger room to be used as office/spare room. Potentially replace another fence up the driveway estimate 30m. Potential gate (if go ahead with the 30m fence) Very rough concept of the new dwelling attached. As well as plans from when we built marked out with locati...

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Install Double Glase windows

Posted 3 days ago

Hi price Required to install Double glased windows . I have the windows already . Come take a look Thanks

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Making Car port higher

Posted 1 month ago

Hi glen here we need our car port to be razed higher as we cannot get our van and trailer underneath, it’s roughly 1.8M atm and need it to be 2.2m, please txt me on ... if you’re interested, we live in Bellevue

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Replacement rotten timber window sill

Posted 1 week ago

We have a bedroom window sill that is made of timber that is starting to rot. This is likely due to condensation. We’d like it replaced please. The sill that needs to be replaced is about 30 cm. The joinery above is aluminium.

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Replace rotten fascia.

Posted 4 weeks ago

Labour only contractor needed. Materials and scaffold supplied. Please provide your hr rate.

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Extension build

Posted 2 weeks ago

Finishing off a started project.

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Toilet wall install

Posted 2 weeks ago

To build walls and a door around new toilet in the garage

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Leak in A-frame roof

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have a leak in my A-frame roof where the roof joins the house. Really would love someone to look at this fairly urgently if possible. Also have a downpipe that has a constant drip for hours after its rained - not a huge issue but very annoying to listen to if this could be fixed as well! Thank you

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Install windows , Doors

Posted 6 hours ago

Hi ive got a house lot of double Glased windows and doors need fitting and old removed . Would suit 2 man team sole Trader . Matua Location . Thanks

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Attic ladder installation

Posted 1 week ago

Installation of an attic ladder we plan to purchase from tradetested/Mitre10. The access to the roof is in the garage.

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Partial removal of load bearing wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

Install a beam to allow for the partial removal of a load bearing wall. Small job and money ready to pay. No rush - could be between jobs, cancellations or while waiting for other contractors to finish etc.

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Registered Builder Cladding Report

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I'm in need of a Registered Builder who can just confirm the Cladding of my property as a documentation needed for my bank. It will only take less than 30 mins work and a page of documentation. Can you please send me a message and a quote thanks. In need ASAP.

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Cutting opening into wall

Posted 1 week ago

We want to open up a large opening in a wall between our kitchen and living room. The opening conveniently lines up with two vertical studs and it is a non load bearing wall. We would like it sealed up nicely with a simple architrave around it. There is also a electrical outlet on the kitchen side that would need tome moved/removed. See attached photos for approximate size and location.

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Removal of window and fill in for range hood splash back

Posted 1 month ago

Needing a window removed from our kitchen and filled in ASAP current exterior cladding is fibre board with plaster

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Building code to

Posted 3 days ago

The back verandah was extended by a builder who stated because it was existing it did not need consent/certificate of acceptance. We have been informed that the as-built construction needs to be fully substantiated and structural adequacy assessed by a structural engineer to confirm it meets building code requirements. We have all the building material receipts and all the electrical, gas and plumbing certified. Then do we need a certificate of acceptance report and application????

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Recent building reviews

With over 201,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Borer Damage in Timber framing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fit new skirting board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Retail stud wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install bifold window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install a External wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cut side of deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Games room

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

3rd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace rotten fascia.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Supports/Fence/Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

door frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace backdoor

Work carried out by a subcontractor

22nd March 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Deck + external access

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Studio

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck build

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Strengthening flooring under building

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Qualified builder for a sleep out build onsite

Work carried out by a subcontractor

4th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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JDC Contracting Bop

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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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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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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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates specialise in roof leak repair, Skylite change out. Chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning & repair. Moss treatments of roofs, concrete & paths. Detergent house washing & fly & spider treatment. Landscaping, tree trimming and all those jobs you don't want to do. Any questions please contact us through builders crack. Kind regards Steve.

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Accurate Building BOP Ltd

Joined July 2021

Hi, we are family business and we have been building and renovating since 2009 - we build new houses, renovate houses, and we can project manage any of your building requirements big or small. We also enjoy doing the smaller jobs that not every builder enjoys doing. We are also qualified and have our licence (LBP).

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Allen Build

Joined June 2020

Strong work ethic and always act with integrity and honesty. Efficient worker with 30 years building experience in UK and NZ. Reliable results and attention to detail. Happy to quote on broad range of jobs from new builds to renovations and everything in between. Work hard to ensure completion to agreed deadlines.

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Tim's contracting

Joined November 2020

Hi I'm an independent contractor ,that mostly build fences ,and decks also do repair jobs ,in housing, or what have you, I charge a hourly rate ,and labour for hire ,

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ONCORE

Joined November 2020

Hi,we specialise in installation,repair and maintenance business in Bay of Plenty and Rotorua.No job is too big or too small for us.We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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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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Genesis Landscaping

Joined July 2013

Hi, I've been in the trade for 16 years. We specialize in all landscape construction and also horticulture. This company is built on integrity, value, trust and listening to you...the client. We are passionate about doing a well finished job and attention to detail. Check out our website for references and some of our past work. Cheers, Jeremy.

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Supreme Site Services

Joined February 2021

Hi,I am a new company that has just started, 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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Genesis Building

Joined July 2019

"I have over 20 years of experience in the building industry, and have worked as a project manager, site foreman, kitchen designer and installer, commercial furniture manufacturer and installer, and hands-on carpenter. My skills and experience range across all areas of building, including renovations and alterations, kitchen cabinetry, bathroom refits, and new residential homes.

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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 6 years and started my own building company, TK Homes, at the end of 2018. I have a full time apprentice and take on all types of work from full new builds to small jobs in sunny Tauranga and surrounding areas. I have a builder and a labourer who contract to me when needed for bigger jobs. I believe that remaining a sm...

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CHNZ Construction Limited

Joined June 2020

We've been building new houses and renovating for the last 5 years, While we specialist in major renovations an new builds, we also do smaller jobs from time to time, we are professional an work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Diamond Renovation & Maintenance Services

Joined May 2021

We are experienced and professional team who strive to provide the best service for our customers and completing the jobs with high standard. We service throughout North Island.

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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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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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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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