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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

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Guide to Installing Balustrades - Up to NZ Building Code Standard

Posted 14/09/17

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Stage 2 of Home Ownership or Renting Life Stage – Your Twenties

Posted 26/10/17

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Brick or Weatherboard – Choosing the Right Cladding for Your New Home

Posted 06/07/17

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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What Should You Do After a Damaging House Fire?

Posted 11/05/17

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Tips on Repairing Your Home After an Earthquake

Posted 27/04/17

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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

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Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

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Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

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Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

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Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

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

Lounge and kitchen

Posted 2 months ago

Needing lounge and kitchen framed, flooring done. Have architect plans also needing chimney removed too. And gib installed as well. I can buy all the materials you will need as well. And will be all demolished making it easier

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Digging Trench to spa site plus create concrete pad for spa

Posted 3 weeks ago

1. Dig trench to spa site. 2. Create spa site and lay a concrete foundation for spa.

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Home reno + selfcontained unit

Posted 4 months ago

I am currently occupying a 1950s bungalow, there was a kitchen fire in the early 90s aside from that no major work has been done. The spaces I would like work on are: 1. Kitchen, this is a full remodel including removing walls to wash house and replacing backdoor. 2. Bathroom, needs a total redo, separate shower and bath I'd like to remove the wall between bathroom and toilet, fully tiled 3. Living area, replace front door and or remove inside wall. 4. A selfcontained 1 bedroom unit where...

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Fix roof leak and ceiling damage

Posted 1 week ago

Fix cracked tile and water damage in ceiling.

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Dining Room Extension with New Deck (one story up)

Posted 2 months ago

Residential House overlooking Centennial Park. Wanting to add approx 12m x 4m Kwila deck to north-facing area (that will join onto existing West facing deck). Also if budget allows to push out existing dining room to adjoin this area and create a private/sheltered space for a 3 person spa + outdoor dining etc Do not have any plans yet so can work directly with the builder.

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Waimate

Posted 2 months ago

Labour only builder required for 90m2 home in Waimate

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Sun room/ conservatory

Posted 2 months ago

We currently have a small deck by the entrance to the house. We'd like to put in a sun room/entranceway. Looking for an experienced builder to undertake the task. Measurements approx 2.4x6.7m of current terrace but looking to keep the width but decrease length slightly so we have steps up and a kind of door to step area. Have a deck, not sure if current structure can be used in any way but would like it to be if possible. Looking to get this completed asap. Thank you.

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Shop Fitout | Royal Arcade

Posted 3 months ago

We are opening a small beauty salon in Timaru, and require a builder to complete the work, basic interiors walls and shelving etc see renderings below for an idea. We would expect the builder to project manage the fit-out including sub-trades. Tradesman must be fully registered and insured. Once we select a suitable person we will meet on sight to confirm finer details and priceing etc

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Bathroom Gib fix

Posted 5 months ago

I have some water damaged Gib in my ensuite bathroom ceiling that needs to be replaced before I put my house on the market.

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Lyall Terrace house repairs

Posted 1 month ago

Window replacement; New sheet of iron on roof; spouting replacement; wardrobe catches; weatherboard replacements , some electrical work plus other repairs as per building reports I will supply building report to interested parties

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Building New home

Posted 4 months ago

Hello, i am after to build a new 3 bedroom home around 170sqm. Max budget is under 400k. I have already choosed a section. Its about 1400sqm. No fence but all services allready installed at new subdivision. If someone have plans within my budget please contact me. I am happy to provide any more information if required. I would like to start building home asap i find the rite person.

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Garage/carport

Posted 4 months ago

Need old car port pulled down and replace with singe and haft garage with carport. you will need to get consent, Also want a window taken out and a sliding door in its place in the flat, and a bit of fencing with gates

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New Home Build

Posted 2 months ago

New Home build. i am looking for a Builder to help me with planning and consent. My goal with this build is to do a owner build home with the hard parts done by a LBP eg. foundations - Roof - windows and doors and the other trades. about 206m2. flat section.

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60 sqm house extension Timaru

Posted 1 month ago

3x3 deck included in extension to end of brick house . approx 55 piles (up to 1.6 off ground at one end. consented plans can be provided. options to lockable shell or full build needed. All materials will be provided.

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House reno

Posted 6 months ago

Replace interior ceiling from acostic tile to gib and plaster fix outdoor deck upegrade interior stairs

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60 sq meter extension Timaru

Posted 1 month ago

Hoping to get costings/talk to a builder for construction cost only. plans approved Materials will be supplied on site . 60 sqm involves about 50 piles 3-7 weeks timeframe to start

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New home

Posted 4 months ago

Hello, i am after to build a new 3 bedroom home under 170sqm. I have already choosed a section. Its about 1400sqm. No fence but all services allready installed at new subdivision. If someone have plans within my budget please contact me. I am happy to provide any more information if required. I would like to start building home asap i find the rite person.

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Soffit replacement on south side of house

Posted 1 month ago

Replacement of soffits on average size1940s house (south side)

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New Deck (replacement of old)

Posted 1 month ago

new deck from lounge , piles will be required, floor height no more that 1500 at one end (section is on slight slope 1300 at other end est size 5 meters by 4 meters with stairs or ramp. materials mostly supplied

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House extension

Posted 1 month ago

Small extension to brick house to provide internal stairwell access to converted garage below

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Find Builders in Timaru

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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Mitre Ben Construction Limited

Joined March 2016

Hi My name is Ben, and I run a small carpentry business servicing Canterbury and beyond. We specialise in new builds, renovations & hard landscaping I am happy to come to you and discuss what you are needing done, at a time that suits you. I am a Licenced Building Practitioner as well as being a Qualified Carpenter. Thanks for taking the time to check us out, Ben Powley

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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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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance are experts of building and glazing, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, siding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrade, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do you need a carpenter in Christchurch or...

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DS Built ltd

Joined October 2014

Hi I have 14 years experience in the residential construction industry both here in NZ and a stint in the UK. We specialize in new architectural builds, but also do smaller jobs; renovations and extensions, bathrooms, retaining walls, custom decks and outdoor areas. We are very professional and pride ourselves on working hard to meet deadlines and budgets.

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Xpress Design & Drafting

Joined January 2020

Hi, we are a cost-effective Architectural firm specializing primarily in concept design and building consent documentation. From the smallest of renovation/alteration to complex new builds including hill builds. We also provide a wholesale schedule of fees (trade rates) for ongoing working relationships. Keywords in our toolbox being: NZS 3604, New Zealand Building Code, Timber Framed and Steel F...

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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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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd 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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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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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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Stark Builders

Joined March 2020

Gidday team Chch owned and operated building team consisting two honest builders, we specialise in: Renovations/Extensions Decks Building inspection reports New builds Maintenance We will work with you to ensure that the job is brought in on time and within budget We look foward to hearing from you

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FM Construction NZ Limited

Joined March 2021

Hi all! I am a local LBP builder with 10+ years experience. I am capable of any size job big or small. I take pride in working hard and efficiently and I complete all work to a high standard, ensuring that my clients are happy throughout the process. I am happy to provide advice on renovation ideas and mostly have experience in the following areas: - New builds - Renovations - Foundations inc...

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Elite Reroofing

Joined February 2012

Elite Re roofing is a local -owned and operated business providing a wide range of professional roofing services. We are renowned for our excellent service, work ethic and professionalism. Rest assured that, at Elite Reroofing, you deal directly with the tradesmen, as none of our work is subcontracted out. Our team of experienced roofers receive ongoing training to provide you with the most pr...

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Mainland Landscape Construction

Joined June 2020

Hi all, my name is Scotty and i am a highly experienced and professional outdoor landscaping and construction contractor, very experienced in the whole process from the ideas and design phase through to the finished product, wether it is structural or non structural, big job or small job, simple or complex we have you covered, you can view my work on facebook if you search : Mainland Landscape Con...

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

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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Rainbowscapes

Joined March 2017

HI, Rainbowscapes is a garden maintenance, landscaping and general handyman company based in North Canterbury. We have lived and worked in the area of 12 years, building up a comprehensive and well rounded knowledge of gardens in the area. Hard or Soft Landscaping is no problem! We specialize in creating and maintaining you a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy and relax in. In addition we have a w...

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Kinabuild

Joined February 2021

We are a licensed building company based in Christchurch and a proud member of New Zealand Certified Builders Assn. There is no job too small for us. We can help with any residential or commercial building work such full build, renovations, alterations, fit outs, repairs, & more.

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Abacus Building Maintenance

Joined October 2014

hi i am a licensed building practioner tradesman carpenter main line of work is building maintenance of all types,i do a lot of bathroom renovations supply and install working with only registered tradesman all types of work undertaken

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Limitless Property Services

Joined December 2019

Hi there, My name is Dan and i'm a local from Christchurch. I am currently living in the Selwyn area, where I have recently just built my own home. -I am a qualified builder who is also LBP accredited (Licensed Building Practitioner) with over 13 years experience in carpentry. -I am also a skilled excavator operator with 3 years in heavy civil works. -I have my own 1.7T digger, 2.5...

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J Law Contracting

Joined July 2018

NZ Qualified Carpenter New builds and spec homes. Specialising in decking and fencing. Quality renovation work. Bathroom and Kitchens. All insulation work. Interior plastering. Property maintenace and your average handy mans job. Carpenter with a no job too big or small attitude. Reliable, efficient, proffessional and cost effective. Have access to quality subcontractors at fair rates too!

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