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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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New Home Build

Posted 6 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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New Deck (replacement of old)

Posted 5 months 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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Lyall Terrace house repairs

Posted 4 months 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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Fix roof leak and ceiling damage

Posted 3 months ago

Fix cracked tile and water damage in ceiling.

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Sun room/ conservatory

Posted 5 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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Lounge and kitchen

Posted 6 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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Dining Room Extension with New Deck (one story up)

Posted 6 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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Load bearing wall removal

Posted 1 day ago

Require load bearing wall removed and steel beam up to 8mtrs span fitted

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Waimate

Posted 5 months ago

Labour only builder required for 90m2 home in Waimate

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Replace rotten wall laundry and above...

Posted 3 weeks ago

Basement laundry wall mouldy old rot probably requires respiratory mask and electrician safety. Probably upstairs southern bedroom to and kitchen wall is above. I can supply new mask if needed..Also look in the ceiling for any damage to truss and Batts ...

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Digging Trench to spa site plus create concrete pad for spa

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Install New Sliding door

Posted 1 month ago

We are in the process of getting a stacker sliding door made and need this installed.

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Need a builders report

Posted 4 days ago

Have had an offer accepted on a house and need a builders report. Need it done this week or next week.

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Soffit replacement on south side of house

Posted 5 months ago

Replacement of soffits on average size1940s house (south side)

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Shop Fitout | Royal Arcade

Posted 6 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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House extension

Posted 5 months ago

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

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60 sqm house extension Timaru

Posted 4 months 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 renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Take out an internally wall and change door location. New plan already approved at council, just waiting for builder.

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Replace rotten frame of backdoor

Posted 2 months ago

Frame of back door of my house is rotten, need to replace it or fix it. Locate in Timaru.

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60 sq meter extension Timaru

Posted 4 months 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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JG Sumby Builders Ltd

Joined April 2011

Sumby Builders are an experienced team dealing with all aspects of residential construction. We strive on Customer satisfaction, so we pay close attention to detail and focus on a positive end result that everyone is happy with. We are available to quote all jobs from easing a door to new house builds. Also able to undertake Earthquake work eg. demo work, roofing, making buildings watertight and s...

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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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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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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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Carl Taylor Builders

Joined July 2019

Carl Taylor Homes has been trading since 1999 and we are members of the CBS ( Combined Building Suppliers Co -Operative ). Carl Taylor Homes has developed a reputation in Christchurch and the Canterbury region as builders of quality homes, specialising in the construction of semi-commercial and residential buildings, architectural design and construction, project management and building mainten...

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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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Earthborne Builders

Joined January 2018

Hello there, glad you have taken the time to read our information, We specialise in renovations, decks, pergolas, new builds, and of course no job is to small, We believe its the little things that count. My team are professional, qualified builders who love what they do, not to mention we are Certified and Master Builders and licensed building practitioners, for your peace of mind But most...

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SGA Builders Ltd

Joined July 2021

Hi we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 16 years. while we specialise in a new builds and renovations we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlines for the project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on time and budget.

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Strathclyde

Joined July 2014

Established in July 2014, TC Groundworks Ltd Trading As Strathclyde is a civil construction company based in Christchurch, NZ. We are a family run business who have been steadily growing based off our budding reputation. Our employees are generally multi-disciplinary, which gives our business a great versatility in the work we can undertake. Please see our What We Do pages on our website, www. ......

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Tekapo Building Ltd and Home Renovation Specialists

Joined May 2020

Our team provides high quality, yet affordable renovations that can be customised to suit your needs. We can help you modify and create a seamless space whatever it may be; Bathroom, Kitchen. Get in touch with us today! We also have a team of experienced Builders for any New Builds you may want priced.

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Zk builders

Joined October 2016

Hi, I'm a passionate qualified builder that is LPB registered and also have a certificate in auto refinishing and a diploma in audio engineering. Have been building now for 10 plus years and have experience in new builds, renovation, architectural builds and light commercial.

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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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Craig O'Keeffe Builders

Joined March 2011

Hi. We are trade qualified and licenced carpenters based in Timaru with over 40 years in the trade locally and internationally specialising in renovations , extensions inc. small jobs with new home builds and light commercial experience. We are a young fresh small team ready to provide a service and solution for your requirements. Craig is also a National recognised , accredited , qualified h...

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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 ... .nz

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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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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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Jellis construction

Joined November 2015

I take a lot of pride in my work I have been building for 8 years now and am a licensed building practitioner. Have done work with architectural new builds, spec homes, earthquake repairs and big renovation jobs and have acquired a wide skill set from these. Happy to come and give a free quote and havnt had a job go over budget so far look forward to doing some quality work for you

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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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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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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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