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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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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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 regulations require that certain wor

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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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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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Handrails

Posted 6 months ago

I require 2 handrails built for outside steps

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Placement of beam to counteract removal of possible load bearing wall

Posted 5 months ago

Planning to remove a kitchen which has features that I suspect are there to provide support. The removal of the kitchen may require consent and require some remedying building to fix this. I need to have this a) assessed by a builder, and b) a remedying solution (placement of beam or something) carried out in the event that the area is load bearing. The turnaround of the job is 4-6 weeks and ideally require this work to be carried ASAP.

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New Build

Posted 5 months ago

New house to be built, labour only.

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Building a sleepout

Posted 9 months ago

Hello, I am looking for a builder to provide the labour only for a number of portable sleepout units. We will source the materials. Aiming to get this start as soon as lockdown ends. The design is framing using NZ3604 and is clad in cedar and coloursteel - to be built in timaru

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Shop Fitout | Royal Arcade

Posted 1 week 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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Framing

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for someone to frame a new bedroom

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Bathroom Gib fix

Posted 2 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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Inatalling beams for house

Posted 6 months ago

Hello, just after a lienced builder to install 3 beams in my house for me. Looking to be getting it done really soon. Currently renovating whole house so if you do a good job on the beams the rest of the house is yours. Cheers

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Price required

Posted 7 months ago

construction 3 double story frames , contact me for copy of plans

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House reno

Posted 3 months ago

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

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12x 6 garage with sleepout

Posted 8 months ago

Looking for quotes for a 12x6 garage with sleepout including bathroom.

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Garage/carport

Posted 1 month 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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Home reno + selfcontained unit

Posted 1 month 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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New home

Posted 1 month 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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Inspect, and quote for gable end replacement

Posted 6 months ago

Rotten shingles on gable end -proposal for replacement and quote

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53 McKenzie St, Geraldine.

Posted 9 months ago

We have brought a house in Geraldine and want to build an internal access double garage, kitchen and laundry, with two bedrooms and a bathroom on top

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Putting up 4 car garaging

Posted 9 months ago

We need to put up a 4 bay pole shed with garage doors. We have the plans and everything ordered, this is a start to finish job

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12x6 garage and self contained sleepout

Posted 5 months ago

as above, we are wanting a 12x6 garage built with attached self contained sleepout.

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Building New home

Posted 1 month 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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Laundry / toilet

Posted 7 months ago

My laundry/ toilet is outside I would love to get it made more winter friendly with flooring etc

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance was born out of frustration whilst trying to solve the same problems on construction sites time and time again. After working with a crazy amount of construction companies I`m ready to change the dinosaur ways of the industry. I want to feel proud of the industry I love whilst constantly shaking things up at the same time. I want to bring modern technologie...

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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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Beaumont Homes

Joined February 2017

Licenced Building Practicioner , Carpenter and member of Certified Builders Association, 20 years building experience in all types of residential and commercial builds. Very easy to interact with, reliable ,approachable and trustworthy. We also specialise in smaller jobs such as attic stairs and attic storage and pre purchase/sale building reports.

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JLF CONSTRUCTION

Joined October 2020

Hi, I've been building for over 10 years and decided it's time to be my own boss. I've worked on and completed high end architectural new builds to small maintenance jobs and everything in between. I take huge pride in my work from start to finish I'd with that providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on time and on budget

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Rawiri Building & Construction LTD

Joined August 2020

Kia Ora! We are Rawiri Building & Construction! A small business located in Christchurch. We are family operated and love working with other whanau to achieve the required Mahi. Whether you are wanting small repair work, fencing, decking, renovations, or a new build we would love to help you achieve your goals! We pride ourselves on efficiently, providing competitive quotes, and completing jobs...

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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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plank & co

Joined August 2020

We specialize in small space joinery fit-outs but also do standard house kitchens Our kitchens are produced on a CNC and can produce anything to suit your needs - Custom design and build - Furniture - Kitchens/Laundry/Study As licensed builders we can also do any home renovations/builds that you may require

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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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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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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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Paul duffy

Joined August 2015

Qualified carpenter,I have 5+ years experience in carpentry. I pride myself in doing good work and completing it on time. I provide competitive quotes.

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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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Erne construction Ltd

Joined September 2015

Erne construction Ltd based in Christchurch. Working in the greater Canterbury region and South Island. Specialising In Architectural homes, Renovations, Alterations, EQR and commercial. For a Quote please contact Stephen ... ...

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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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Built up contracting LTD

Joined June 2020

Hi, we are a small company who strive for perfection. We have a diverse team who have dealt with a majority of renovation projects around the country. Numerous house foundation repairs and house re leveling, our team also deal with restoration projects. We pride in keeping jobs to the time frame. Whether it's one pile or twenty piles needing replaced, even that old fence replaced or a new deck to...

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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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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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Fridd Construction

Joined November 2020

Fridd Construction prides itself on building quality homes, farm builds and renovations. Richard the owner has been building for near 20 years. You can rely on Richards expertise, honesty, efficiency and quality with every aspect of your build.

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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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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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