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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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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 [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government r

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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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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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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Are you wondering what cladding to choose for your new build? Is your existing cladding looking dilapidated and ripe for renovation? Recladding your home will breathe new life into its appearance. In this article, we give you the information to choose the right cladding for your home. Ext

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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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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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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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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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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

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

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

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

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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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New living area

Posted 7 months 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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New laundry and deck

Posted 3 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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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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Remove log burner

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Replace pallet racking frame

Posted 6 months ago

our client has a damaged pallet racking end frame that needs swapping out with a new one that is on site. you would need to undo the old floor fixings, un-clip the beams, take the old frame out, place the new frame, re-clip the beams, drill two new holes in the concrete and supply and install 2 x 12x75mm dyna bolts or screwbolts. I reckon 2 hour onsite would cover it plus a scissor lift 1/2 day to be safe. there are also 4 other dyna bolts required.

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Garage Door

Posted 10 months ago

Garage door for existing garage door opening.

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HC 38769

Posted 1 year ago

external manhole to be cut and framed outside of house

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Garage Door/Barn Slider

Posted 11 months ago

Garage door/barn slider for existing garage door opening.

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Building report

Posted 3 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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Lining concrete room

Posted 2 months ago

Want a concrete room down stairs battened up, insulated and lined with plywood.

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Fence

Posted 1 month ago

Fence broken and gate needs re hanging. I would like it fixed as soon as possible.

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Gsrage door/barn slider

Posted 11 months ago

Garage door/barn slider for existing garage door opening.

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Skirting board replacement

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Custom Dog House

Posted 2 years 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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Pull down shed and create a parking area for 4 cars

Posted 6 months ago

1. Pull down shed. 2. Prepare ground are for seal or concrete for 5 car parks 3. Seal or concrete ares

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Bathroom

Posted 1 year ago

Needing bathroom skirting and architraves and window surrounds made/installed

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Builders framing and wall linings

Posted 3 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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New House

Posted 3 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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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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Tradepower Building Group

Joined January 2018

Tradepower Building Group was re-established in June 2017 due to demand of previous clients wanting custom specific building sheds and structures of various types to be built. Tradepower Building Group has expanded from private buildings into commercial builds; into the supply and partnering of other specific trades that are complementary of Carpentry; and Tradepower Building Group’s growth into...

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AK Building & Asbestos

Joined May 2019

Licensed Builders and Asbestos Removers. Carrying out residential and small commercial renovations, earthquake repairs, insurance work and asbestos removal.

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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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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.stra...

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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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McKain Quality Construction

Joined September 2016

Hi We are a small building company based in Ashburton providing personalized building services to every client. Weather you are after a new Build or renovation, farm building or maintenance, landscaping and fencing or just after some honest reliable advice to help you better understand your building options, we would love to hear from you.

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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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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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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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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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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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SJR Builders Ltd

Joined September 2015

SJR Builders Ltd based in Christchurch. Working in the greater Canterbury region and South Island. Specialising In Architectural homes, Renovations and Repairs For a Quote please contact Stephen 02102586395 stephen@sjrbuilders.nz

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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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Robotic Inspections NZ

Joined February 2019

Our specially-designed robots go where humans cannot. They collect images and video of your foundations and subfloor area. These spaces are often tight, with health and safety issues such as mould, electric hazards and asbestos. Our reports are fundamental for repair quotes, pre-purchase inspections, and for insurance and EQC claims including failed earthquake repair work. We guarantee accurate...

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Tradesman

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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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 specialise in creating and maintaining you a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy and relax in. In addition we have a w...

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Marjac Building Innovations

Joined December 2012

Licenced Builders delivering quality workmanship with integrity. New builds, renovations, additions, and maintenance issues. Working alongside licenced plumbers, registered electricians we can offer a solution for all your project needs big or small.

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S J Concepts

Joined July 2016

Hello, We've been in the flooring and building trade for over 20 years.Experienced quilified builder, with a wide range of handy man skills. We also install domestic and commercial, Vinyl and carpet. We are very professional and work hard to meeting your dead lines and expectations. We are built on work good ethics and good practices, we will turn up on time and won't leave till your happy. We ca...

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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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Gellatly Builders LTD

Joined July 2019

We are a local Christchurch based Building Company specialise in all Carpentry New homes to renovations on your existing home, foundations and concrete work, fences and decks. We are professional and committed to starting and completing your project on time, we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes to your budget. We are Green status with Site Wise and have a rating of 100% with Healt...

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