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

Remove log burner

Posted 10 months ago

Need certified builder to remove an old log burner and chimney, patch ceiling and patch tile on roof.

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Skirting board replacement

Posted 1 year ago

Replacing a rotten skirting board in a bathroom, probably about 3m worth in two sections with corners.

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New living area

Posted 1 month ago

House early 1900’s. We need to extend the living area, improve the kitchen, but leave the plumbing intact. Possibly put an en-suite in.

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Garage Door/Barn Slider

Posted 4 months ago

Garage door/barn slider for existing garage door opening.

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Wooden Bi Folds

Posted 4 years ago

Need some double doors and a bay window taken out and replaced with full length wooden bi-folds. The length of the space would be approximately 7-8 metres. I will supply the doors if that will save costs but open to the builder buying. I am looking off labour costs only at this stage but will consider a good deal on the doors

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Roofer, ceiling gibb, EQC repairs

Posted 3 years ago

1.I have a ceiling gibb at the top of the stairs which may be be replaced or sanded down . A roof leak caused it . 2..A roofer to attend to the leaks. 3. An EQC report on the earthquake repairs on the property. 4. Carry out the EQC repairs when approved. The above are 4 separate jobs and appreciate someone with experience and knowledge who may be able to carry out one, some or all 4 of above. Please say. Thanks.

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Cabin Frames Timaru

Posted 2 years ago

We require someone to build prenail frames off-site for 10m² to 80m² cabins

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Building report

Posted 2 years ago

I am buying a house and it's subject to a building report, so just need a registered builder to give the property the once over and check no major issues with it.

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New ensuite

Posted 2 years ago

I Have a 4 bedroom 1 bathroom 1910's home and I would like to change 2 bedrooms to become one bedroom including an ensuite. I need a builder who can mange all aspects of the job from council permits to hiring subcontractors.

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Bathroom

Posted 6 months ago

Needing bathroom skirting and architraves and window surrounds made/installed

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Gsrage door/barn slider

Posted 4 months ago

Garage door/barn slider for existing garage door opening.

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Office Walls

Posted 4 years ago

Frame up and line office walls in existing room leaving a hall way. Fit doorway. We are making a room inside a room and leaving a hall way to gain access to rear office.

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New House

Posted 2 years ago

Looking for trademan to build a new house in phasees 1. Foundation pre pour 2. pre roof 3 pre clad 4. Pre Stop

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Garage Door

Posted 4 months ago

Garage door for existing garage door opening.

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Builders framing and wall linings

Posted 2 years ago

Internal framing and wall linings of quick service restaurant in Timaru. Labour only. approx 5-6 days work over 2 weeks. Urgent start required.

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Bathroom

Posted 5 years ago

Replace window- supplied. Re line and stop walls, replace vanity and bath - supplied

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Custom Dog House

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for a quote to build a custom dog house. We are looking for something with an approximate floor plan of 2 m x 2 m and approx 1.2 m high, we would also need it to be insulated.

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New Transportable Office

Posted 1 year ago

I would like a builder that can build a 3m x 4.8m prefab/portacom type office as per attached plans. I will supply a welded subframe and prefer to supply all materials (e.g. EPS panel, flashings, plywood flooring, aluminium joinery, rivets, screws)

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New laundry and deck

Posted 2 years ago

We require a qualified builder to build an extension to an existing deck, including built in seat boxes, and steps. We also want to upgrade our laundry/toilet area... level the floor, plumb in new sink/toilet and wash tub, line walls with ply etc etc. We live in the Cave/Cannington area, 3o mins out of Timaru

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HC 38769

Posted 1 year ago

external manhole to be cut and framed outside of house

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Kit set Assembly Services

Joined January 2018

Hi at Kitset Assembly Services, we are the manufacturer approved installers of your new nz made garden shed. Fully trained in all areas of Kitset Assembly from indoor/outdoor furniture to BBQs and everything in between. Not to mention that all job related rubbish is removed free of charge. You can be assured of a quality job and with set pricing rather than per hour rates there are no hidden surp...

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Janssen Builders

Joined March 2017

Hi I have been in the building trade for over 40 years. We do everything from renovations, additions, alterations, new builds, architectal homes and specialise in TriBoard homes . We pride ourselves in being honest and delivering the best for my customers. I am licenced through NZCB and I am a LBP.

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit gintas.co.nz

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Mitchell and Milmine Construction

Joined September 2017

Mitchell + Milmine Construction is a small family owned residential building company focused on building quality. We are team players and are committed to working within our community with other locals alike. We are passionate about modern architecture, and believe each home tells a different story, this makes us the perfect partners on your next building adventure. We offer a transparent...

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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H-T services

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T services is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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GCM Construction

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary I'm a fully qualified carpenter , I'm 43 and started in construction when I was 16 . I am not limited to carpentry , I also Own excavators and tipper trucks . I have a very broad spectrum of work which can be concrete driveways , decking , kitchens , bathrooms , demolition work aswell as building work I take pride in all the work I do and my company moto is "My aim is your...

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Brooks Built Ltd

Joined May 2018

At Brooks Built our philosophy is "No job is too big or too small" we are dedicated to creating great client relationships, making sure that each project is enjoyable and runs smoothly for our clients. Whether it be a new home, renovation, addition/alteration, new bathroom, new kitchen, new deck for entertaining or just home handy man jobs we pride ourselves on giving you the finished project yo...

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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ZM Contracting Ltd

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are a small contracting company we specialize in underground services, earthworks, water reticulation, driveways/ paths, landscaping, foundations and small building work. We pride ourselves in being efficient, providing competitive quotes and completing jobs with high quality standard.

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PaintRod Quality Painters Ltd

Joined March 2017

Give us a call to discuss your needs We can do anything from small painting/plastering renovations to the entire house interior or exterior Feature walls, wallpaper etc, we will do it!! We can also spray paint pretty much anything, using either an airless sprayer system or HVLP for fine finish so if you need that roof to be painted or give a quality finish to that pantry cabinets, draws,...

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Evergreen house ltd

Joined August 2018

Trying to think of the right builder? Need someone to guide you through your project? People who think their budget is low? High? All could be done through us.

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Build By Tuuta

Joined August 2016

Hi, I have been in the building industry for the past 15 years. Projects that I have been involved in over that time have been light commercial buildings, new house builds, renovations and alterations (no matter how big or small), decking and gazebo's. National Certificate in Carpentry LBP registered Site safe registered I pride myself on the quality of work that I produce, and offer a fri...

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate Wilson Built Homes with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality...

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North and South Cladding LTD

Joined November 2018

Hi , We have been cladding New houses and replacing old ones for the last 6 years . While we Specialise in James Hardie products we can also do timber and cedar cladding and I am a LBP with 30 years building experience in residential and light commercial building work . We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion .We pride ourselves on proving competitive quotes...

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JMatt Building & Construction

Joined October 2018

I have been in the building industry for the last 15 years. For the last 10 years I have been building high end architectural homes, but there is no job too small for me to complete. I am professional and will work hard to complete your job on time to the highest possible standard. Please give me a call today.

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CR Building Contractors Ltd

Joined May 2017

We are small construction company who specializes in new builds and renovations. Although we like to do the big jobs we are also happy to sort out all your smaller jobs as well. From decks and fences through to your small repair job we can do it all. We are part of a group who also specialize in all types of flooring from tiling through to timber floors. We can also provide any painting and deco...

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DG Roofing & Building

Joined November 2018

We understand your problem/requirement accurately and then we discuss with you the solution to your problems/ We discuss the right approach to achieving your requirements. If you agree for us to proceed, we do our job at cost, in a satisfactory timeframe and highest possible quality and value for you... Try us and you will not regret.

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Petes Construction

Joined March 2018

Pete's Construction is a building organisation fuelled by word of mouth. We specialise in all aspects of building, landscaping and earthworks! Building is our passion, we are committed to delivering superior workmanship and our team consists exclusively of licensed and competent builders, offering you a top quality finish and increased efficency throughout projects. Ensure your next ventur...

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ilko architectrure ltd

Joined November 2018

My name is Illia Ovsiiko, I/m NZ registered architect with more than 15 years of experience. We produce architecture that is bespoke, contextual and smart. We provide full architectural services from master planning and concept design, documentation for Resource Consent, Building Consent through to project construction and completion. We value your time, you value or quality services

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