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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Pull down shed and create a parking area for 4 cars

Posted 2 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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New living area

Posted 3 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 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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Garage Door

Posted 6 months ago

Garage door for existing garage door opening.

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Replace pallet racking frame

Posted 2 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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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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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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Gsrage door/barn slider

Posted 7 months ago

Garage door/barn slider for existing garage door opening.

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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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Bathroom

Posted 8 months ago

Needing bathroom skirting and architraves and window surrounds made/installed

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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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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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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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HC 38769

Posted 1 year ago

external manhole to be cut and framed outside of house

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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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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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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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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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Garage Door/Barn Slider

Posted 7 months ago

Garage door/barn slider for existing garage door opening.

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edgeler contracting ltd

Joined April 2011

hi,we have been in the building game for twenty three years and aim our services at the smaller building jobs,ie fencing,sheds,decks,pathways,paving and renovations.we also under-take alot of work on farms and life-style blocks. with the can do attitude,there isnt much we cant reslove and to the highest standards. full insurance and owner opperated. free quotes and materials can be supplied.EQC,ha...

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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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Culmer Construction

Joined January 2018

Hi, Culmer construction is a small building company that specialize in new houses,renovations,decks and pergolas but also get stuck in to all the little jobs. I pride my self in being very hard working to get the client exactly what they want on time and on budget.

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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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Gw builders ltd

Joined May 2016

With over 25 years of experience in the construction industry we are small family business of qualified reliable builders with a high standard in every job we face.. guaranteed to please! Specialising in: *Light Comercial *Architectural builds *New builds *Renovations/extentions *Landscaping *All forms of concrete work No jobs to big or small!

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5L Contracting

Joined September 2018

A qualified carpenter with a high level of efficiency, and professional service. Able to build or fix anything as well as a competent rural fencer. Competitive rates.

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DMC PROJECTS

Joined May 2018

Hi Dave here, owner of DMC Projects. I have recently decided to go out and create building brilliance myself . I am a licensed builder with 14 years experience in the industry and have been involved and a wide variety of projects in NZ, Australia and the UK. I pride myself on quality and honesty and believe excellent communication is the key to a successful project. I have vast experience ra...

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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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CT magrath Construction

Joined February 2016

Hi.We are a small building company based in Christchurch. We undertake all aspects of building work from New builds and renovations to repairs and general maintenance. We pride ourselves on efficiency, Quality and Communication and guarantee our timeframes. We Look forward to hearing from you.

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JD GAWITH CONSTRUCTION LTD

Joined August 2018

HI WE ARE A PASSIONATE TEAM OF BUILDERS WITH OVER 30 YEARS COMBINED EXPERIENCE NEW BUILDS, RENOVATIONS, KITCHENS, BATHROOMS, SHOP FIT OUTS WE TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN ALL OUR WORK. WE ARE ON TO IT ON TIME ON BUDGET. FRIENDLY AFFORDABLE BUT NEVER CHEAP. A NAME YOU CAN TRUST.

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James Rule Construction

Joined June 2018

Hi, I have been Building for 15 Years. Have worked on a number of new builds , renovations and landscaping jobs over that time. We look forward to working with you on your next project.

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Shane's Drainage

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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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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DGK Builders

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are licensed builders and have been building in Christchurch for 5 years. With a vast experience in large muilti unit new build dwellings and earthquake repairs. We complete all jobs on time, within budget and will accelerate programmes when required.

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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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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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Scott Turner Building limited

Joined December 2016

Scott Turner Building limited will take on any job, big or small. From new builds to any renovation. all joinery installs, decks and fencing, nothings a problem! High level of workmanship garrenteed ! Qualified and have a current LBP

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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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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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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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