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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Garage building opportunity on sunny Waiheke Island - Transport and accommodation provided.

Posted 2 years ago

Greetings from sunny Waiheke Island, We would like a double garage built with a loft above on a level section on an ocean front Waiheke island property in Oneroa. Timber frame on concrete slab. Board and batten cladding to match main house. External stairs to loft. Rainwater tank platform to be installed. Single side door. Electric garage door. One dormer window. And other windows as per plan. Resource consent has been obtained. Transport to and from Waiheke from Auckland will be pro...

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Building Work - Waiheke

Posted 3 months ago

Builder Wanted: We're looking for a builder available soon for about 3 weeks work building deck, fence, stairs, replacing barge boards etc. Self contained accommodation available if required. Please phone ... . Thanks

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Home Renovations and Repairs

Posted 8 months ago

FREE accommodation provided on beautiful Waiheke Island. Separate room downstairs with ensuite bathroom and shared living area upstairs. Transport also available and fair contract prices paid. We're looking for someone with experience in home renovation e.g. dismantling and re-installing wardrobes, creating inside and outisde storage areas, erecting ballustrading, repairing decking, building retaining walls and outside steps. Landscaping experience also a bonus if interested in additional...

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New house

Posted 2 years ago

Require to rent or buy a small portacom type shed for a building site.

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A1 kitset waiheke

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for a builder with experience of building A1 homes for a quote. We have plans for a kit-set BH136 2 bed + study, 2 bathroom, two level house on Waiheke. Looking to start next yr. Have Resource consent and building consent due to be submitted.

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Trigg HIll

Posted 7 months ago

I need a 3 car garage built on a flat level section , its to park 3 cars , it can be a kitset , concrete floor , and windows and doors one of the 3 garages must be suitable for repairs

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New home build

Posted 2 years ago

2 level, 4 Bedroom and 2 Bathroom dwelling. Just passed building consent & should have resource consent within the coming week. Looking for a fixed price quote, shell only. Wanting to start the build within the next 6 weeks, so need someone who can issue a quotation quickly and start very soon. The site has no road access and is steep however, we are building close to the road. This is our first home and we are working within a budget so need someone who understands this and is willing to...

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Complete Historic Consent - Timber Deck Strengthening & other misc items

Posted 1 year ago

I am looking for a builder to help complete a list of items to close out a historic consent on Waiheke Island. The work includes strengthening of a timber deck and the addition of 2x new posts and concrete footings for the deck strengthening. There are a number of other small items that we can further discuss - including replacing a couple weatherboards, few areas requiring new flashing, and small patches in GRP roof decking. I have a complete set of architectural drawings and structural enginee...

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Mouldings & Gib Stopping

Posted 2 years ago

We require mouldings to be installed in a 3900mm x 2400mm room. This includes Architraves (1 door), Skirting and Scotia and walls to be gib stopped in places. Some mouldings are already in place.

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Hobson Terrace build

Posted 2 years ago

I am looking to build a Fraemohs kitset on Waiheke. I have resource consent and building consent. I need a builder to project manage the earth works, and assemble the house on site.

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Ann-Marie

Posted 1 year ago

Convert 1 bedroom into 2. Requires 3 walls, scarting boards and build in wardrobe. Need it completed ASAP

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Bella Vista Reno

Posted 2 years ago

I need to build a few internal walls and remove one prior to June.

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Waiheke - accommodation available

Posted 2 years ago

This job is on Waiheke Island, but we can provide accommodation off site if you wish. We are gutting and renovating our 2 bedroom cottage so need a builder to help renovate the whole house, build a deck, install kitchen, create laundry room, change doors etc. Job starts on or around 1st May 2017

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Home extension

Posted 2 years ago

We have a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home and would like to add a 2 level structure to this house to provide us with a 2 car garage below and studio space above including a green roof. Budget is a consideration so at this stage want to consult with a draughtsman to discuss ideas.

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Project manage and rebuild of bathroom

Posted 2 years ago

Need bathroom gutted, particle board flooring removed from bathroom and small area in lounge and replaced with tantalised ply. Reconfiguration of walls, new cavity slider, aqualine walls, removal of two windows, new weatherboard cladding in their place. $5-7k

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Brand New Home - Little Oneroa, Waiheke

Posted 2 years ago

We are looking for a fantastic builder who loves a challenge to build a Brand new home in Little Oneroa of Waiheke. I have posted on here before, but it was too early in the process to get accurate quotes. We have now submitted consents to council, and have working drawings available. We are looking for a builder that will help us build our first home consisting of 2 levels, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms and on poles. The "challenge" that I mentioned before is the site is difficult due to hav...

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New House 2

Posted 3 years ago

Qualified builder to build house. We just want it watertight. We will do this ourselves the: Insulation, Electrical Wiring, Hook up of plumbing to water tanks, Gibbing, Painting. The Windows & Doors - Include all window and door installation. We will pay window/door people for the product directly. The Current Dwelling - the existing dwelling is shown on the plans as the middle ‘studio’. It already has two levels. The bottom level isn’t being changed at all; apart from the addition of on...

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Dave's place

Posted 1 year ago

new dwelling at Waiheke, immediate start if possible. charge up with budget

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House extension

Posted 2 years ago

Extension on an existing deck to create a utility room and ensuite bathroom. Also divide a bedroom into two and cut a new door .

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New House

Posted 3 years ago

Qualified builder to build house. We just want it watertight. We will do this ourselves the: Insulation, Electrical Wiring, Hook up of plumbing to water tanks, Gibbing, Painting. The Windows & Doors - Include all window and door installation. We will pay window/door people for the product directly. The Current Dwelling - the existing dwelling is shown on the plans as the middle ‘studio’. It already has two levels. The bottom level isn’t being changed at all; apart from the addition of on...

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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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cnn construction

Joined April 2019

Hi we have been building new house and renovation last 4 Years. However I working 15 Years as capenter and stie foreman. We are very professional and hard work.

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Builders With Attitude

Joined October 2019

Hi,We are new construction company but our workers (crew) have 5-7 years Experience in different trade...eg fence,concrete,form work,insulation,framing job, cutting and drills concrete and specialising in Seismic joint installation... We can do any job big or small ,new or old job In the other way we can demolition and rebuild from time to time... We are very professional and work hard to meet d...

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Bathroom Renovations

Joined July 2017

Hi I am an experienced interior repairs and maintenance with over 14 years experience in the trade, what sets me apart from most of the other contractors is that I do the job my self with my team I am on site everyday to finish the job on time on budget and guaranteed workmanship, We specialise in Interior Lining > Renovation-start to finish > Bathroom reno/ Grouting/Repairs > Tilig, Splash...

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DCServices

Joined January 2016

Hi, I've been building for 19 years now. Doing anything from glass pool fencing, glass balustrades, glass showers, aluminium pool fencing, pvc fencing, decks, retaining walls, but mostly high end Commercial Fit Outs including frameless glass systems/glazing. I run a small team of hard working, respectful guys and we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs to budget...

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MPV Building Services Ltd

Joined August 2011

Been living and working out west for over 30 years. I'm into doing it right first time. Satisfaction guaranteed. Dislike people being ripped off. Fully equipped utes for a quick no mess, no fuss job. All debris removed. Hard to find good reliable help these days. In my time I have done a multitude of various types of jobs and projects. Some of these include Walkways, Bridges, Stairways. Various...

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Coolfalla Construction

Joined October 2019

You've got to be awesome to be a 'Coolfalla'. We specialise in new builds, renovations and improvements. We will work with you to make sure you get what you want. We are professional, hard working and strive to exceed your expectations - on time, and on budget.

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On Time Maintenance Ltd

Joined April 2019

Handyman , Repair and maintenance in general anything wood or steel works . House , gates fence ,decks , soft chemical wash and high pressure cleaning house , drive ways etc

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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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Stavcon Construction Ltd

Joined June 2016

We believe that Honesty is the key to success. We offer over 19 years experience under our aprons - in both Residential and Commercial projects, from Remedial Leaks to Heritage Restorations. With a sharp eye for detail & better work practises. We are the Gold standard of Excellence, Enthusiasm and Edge.

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Wood Work Projects

Joined October 2015

Wood work projects is your one stop shop when it comes to do with anything with wood. 12 years experience in the joinery trade and a qualified craftsman insures you a quality and accurate job first time. Specialising in exterior joinery, retro fitting double glazed timber windows, and special one off projects. You dream it, we can build it.

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L & B Construction

Joined September 2019

We have done renovation in houses, painting and decorating, concreting, fencing, and cleaning in and outside the house or offices for 12 years. Our professional, honest and hard working team will go extra mile for deadlines and to suit your budget. We specialise in any renovations from roof to floor and outdoor. We also do smaller jobs that no one fill do. We promised competitive quotes and all cu...

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PANNA Woodworks Ltd

Joined December 2014

Twenty years of experience in all kinds of wooden,laminate and engineered floors installation, deck building and water- blasting . We are owner operators that are honest, hardworking and committed to a friendly customer service. Many satisfied customers through the years are the proof that we have been doing jobs professionally. We offer a great job at great rates and we take huge pride in turnin...

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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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Golden hammer

Joined February 2017

Hi, my name is Saeid Shabani. I am a builder and carpenter and have been working as a builder and carpenter for over 24 years. I have been working in New Zealand 9 years as a builder and or carpenter. I have a site safety card, I also have my full drivers licence. I own all my own tools and equipment and have a good experience in a lot of different fields. I have been living in New Zealand for o...

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A P Shone Builder

Joined June 2011

Time served trade qualified LBP builder, we carry out additions, repairs , maintenance small housing work, renovations, company maintenance contracts, we can work on hourly rates or fixed contract prices, we don't charge for mileage or travelling time and we can provide you with free quotes and estimates

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LTW ROOFING

Joined January 2018

Here at LTW ROOFING we are here to understand all your roofing needs to ensure the best outcome on your project. We offer a wide range of roofing services from commercial and residential New roofing, re roofing in both long run, spouting, edge protection, and repairs on concrete tile, decromastic, membrane and re screw , repaint using a airless spray gun system to give your roof the upmost durab...

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pro wire

Joined December 2010

Hi we work from hamilton to auckland we have been doing jobs from new homes full renovations ,to the smallest jobs ,we pride ourselves on punctuality, and 100% customer satisfaction ,we always clean up after ourselves and offer helpful advice and ,no obligation free quotes ,our prices are always competitive .

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Joinery recoating

Joined March 2017

Hi, We are a team who specialises in the recoating of aluminium joinery with over 10 years of painting experience. We also do aluminium window installs. While we specialise in recoating aluminium joinery on whole houses and shop fronts we also do smaller one off windows or doors. We are a very professional and hard working team always willing to go above and beyond to provide you with the best pos...

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TTZ contractors

Joined July 2016

Hi there, My name is Tee. I am a qualified joinerer and have been in the shopfitting industry for 13 years. Most recently I've been project managing, building and installing kitchens all over Auckland in new homes and replacing existing kitchens. I'm a friendly guy (happy to work around pets and families!), clean worker and very honest. I'll treat your home as if it was my own and take pride t...

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REEF VIEW CONSTRUCTION LTD

Joined July 2017

We've been building new homes and renovating old ones for the last 10years. We deal with all aspects of carpentry big or small. Our team is trade qualified & LBP registered, insuring 100% satisfaction. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing it on a budget.

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