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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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

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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Latest building case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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New Construction

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking for a builder to build a kit home. 180sqm main house & sleep-out unit. Getting kit set from A1 Homes

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Floor of shower falling away

Posted 3 months ago

Walk in tiled shower floor is soft (there has been a crack in the tiling and I expect the under floor is damaged) needs the under floor sorted, water proofed and floor retiled

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Range hood and extractor fan penetrations

Posted 7 months ago

Hi there, We're looking to get a Range hood installed for our kitchen, and extractor fan for bathroom. This will require a 120mm duct/penetration for range hood, and a 150mm through the wall penetration for the bathroom extract fan. The building is fairly standard timber framed bach, built in 1950's, so not a huge job. Looking to get this completed in next week or two, so that electrician can then install range hood and extractor. Regards, Alan

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Building Work - Waiheke

Posted 2 years 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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Complete House Build

Posted 6 months ago

Looking for builder who can project mange entire job and coordinate all sub contractors with own full crew - plans and consents all completed. Start time frame 2-3 months. Earthworks and excavations required - must be able to remove spoil

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The shack

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there I am a small Bach that is only 40m2 that needs recladding both inside and outside and was 2 things . 1 is it worth doing as the Bach is quite old and run down . 2 how much would it cost to fix it up . Also the deck needs replacing Kind regards Scott

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Breaking down sunroom, renovating bathroom

Posted 1 year ago

Hi there. I need someone who could deconstruct a sunroom that was added on without consent and also repair the bathroom leak and renovate the bathroom. The house is empty and if accommodation is needed that can be arranged at the house. Needing it done ideally within the next three weeks.

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Need builder to put together my 100m2 kit set home

Posted 5 months ago

I have all the supplies and floor plans etc, for 100m2 kitset on a level site. Preferably locally based as on a budget!!! Will provide floor plans etc via email ...

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New Build

Posted 5 months ago

New Construction of a two story kit set house from A1 homes

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Quote for the building of new house on slop land in Waiheke

Posted 7 months ago

Hello, I'm look to build a house in Waiheke and I'm interested to understand contraints and building costs related to lands I have pre-selected. Thanks Julien

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Parking deck

Posted 1 year ago

We want free quotes on building a small parking deck for one car. The site drops off quickly from the road and would be located over the council verge. Will require help with the permitting process

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Complete Historic Consent - Timber Deck Strengthening & other misc items

Posted 2 years 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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Home Renovations and Repairs

Posted 2 years 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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Bedroom Extension over existing deck

Posted 9 months ago

Bedroom extension over first floor deck. Building plans drawn and submitted for building consent.

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Studio enlargement and Renovation

Posted 2 months ago

The studio at 467 Seaview Rd currently has no kitchen or bathroom and has a lean to shed attached to it. Both the studio and shed are built in breeze block and weatherboard on a concrete pad and are sturdy and well made. The project is to connect the studio and the shed into one studio making it perhaps 30% bigger. This requires a wall to be knocked out. The two sth facing double doors are to be replaced by a wall with a window and the north facing single door is to be replaced by a large slidin...

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Trigg HIll

Posted 2 years 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 Construction #2

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for a builder to build a new house & sleepout at Waiheke Island.

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A1 kitset waiheke

Posted 3 years 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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Ann-Marie

Posted 3 years ago

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

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Retaining wall repair - Insurance job

Posted 9 months ago

Hi we had a driver run off our retaining wall and when he pulled the car off damaged it. We have made an insurance claim and need a quote to fix The wall (Properly and as per plan) , its quite an awkward location and probably rocky soil to dig through. photos available. if you want a look its at 53 Cory road, by The lookout. See the Photos attached for details.

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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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Centurion Roofing

Joined November 2014

With more than 20 years experience in roofing. We specialize in roof repair and complete Roof replacement. We offer a free Quote. We are very affordable, professional and honest. I'm a qualified Quantity Surveyor and have worked in the roofing trade as a tradesman and estimator for a number of years. I take pride in my work and value customer service and good relationships. I believe in doing t...

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Pereeti co

Joined January 2021

Hi I've been in the Civil game for 15 years. Most of my work comprised of house cuts, earth works, retaining walls, and all types of fencing. From security mesh and barb to wooden pailings. I've done sea walls and boardwalks aswell as decks and other little building projects. I like a challenges and always meet deadlines.

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Duane Jones

Joined July 2018

I am a qualified carpenter , with advanced building and construction qualifications earnt whilst living in Australia . I pride myself in doing what is best for the client , for having good vision to achieve all and more that the customer wants and expects

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Barney Lennon Contracting

Joined December 2017

Hi, My family has been in the trade for decades. I'm a qualified & licensed builder (carpenter) who has worked on a wide range of high end residential construction. I am very competent in every aspect of the building trade.

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NJB CONSTRUCT LTD

Joined November 2016

We are a building contractor that specialise in - Interior Fit Out Residential Renovations Timber & laminate Flooring Bathroom Reno’s Decking We are by no means your cheapest contractor out there but you can be guaranteed quality workmanship along with constant communication throughout your job leaving you with a clean, tidy and reliable job finish. We also run a quality and reliab...

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Axiacon Limited

Joined June 2021

New Build - Our comprehensive packages include design and build for bespoke homes or alternatively we have some existing plans and templates which we can make work for you to create a unique home designed and built just for you. Reclad - Our cladding team is passionate and professional as well as being extremely knowledgeable about how to get your cladding into tip top shape again. We can u...

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Tom Bebbington

Joined September 2020

Hi, I’m Tom Bebbington I work as a sole contractor to a Auckland based building company Monday to Friday, We specialise in new builds and cladding but also do quite a few a few smaller renovation jobs around the Auckland area from time to time. As sole contractor I strive to give my customers a fair and competitive price, complete all jobs on time and on budget while leaving the customer happy an...

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LT construction Ltd

Joined August 2019

hi , we've been renovating fence , deck , retaining wall for few years . Jobs are successful approved by city council . we are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for projects completing . we pride ourselves on proving competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Sione

Joined October 2016

Hi there, My name is Sione Fa owner operator of Saiyan Chippy Limited. I am a qualified builder with my LBP license & over 10 years experience. At Saiyan chippy our small team is reliable, hardworking, offers competitive quotes & we hold ourselves to the highest of standards. If you would like to see some of our work please feel free to check out our Instagram page ...

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Marks Property Services

Joined December 2013

30+ years of construction experience in various fields. Decks, Fences, Gates, Balustrades, Pergolas built or repaired. General carpentry skills, bathroom & kitchen remodels, shop fitouts, Some design knowledge included. Other trade contacts include- tiler, plasterer, painter, electrician, plumber, builder, and affordable kitchen, bathroom & fencing suppliers. ... Modern timber & metal fencing...

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ProFitNz Ltd

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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Better home builders ltd

Joined August 2021

Hi there, I am a qualified carpenter, and have 1 other qualified carpenter and an apprentice in my team. We specialize in outdoor carpentry ( decks, pergolas, retaining walls concrete foot paths /spa pads) also indoor carpentry, whether it be framing and gib fixing - hanging doors & finishing lines. We also do a lot of maintenance work - No job too small.

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Lani

Joined August 2021

Hi, we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. While we specialize in major renovation and new builds we also do smaller jons from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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Mountfield Contracting

Joined July 2013

Hiya, we are a locally based small business run by Oli and Hailey. We specialise in residential and commercial landscape construction and property maintenance. We have been in business for over 14 years and cover the greater Auckland and Waikato areas.

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ECO painting And Property Services

Joined December 2019

Hi, We have been in the renovation/painting business for a long time (16 years) and can do all sorts of jobs and have many contacts in the industry. We are very professional and work hard to get jobs done in time and on budget. We pride ourselves in our work. (Get a job done once get it done RIGHT) We provide free and competitive quotes

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Quality Service Tradie

Joined May 2021

Property Maintenance & Handyman Services in Auckland Quality Service Tradie has you covered when it comes to either your Commercial or Residential Property, Office or Building. We specialise in Assembly, Disassembly, Fencing, Installation, Repairs, Maintenance, Moisture Barriers, Insulation, Handyman Services, Building Projects & more.. • Assembly & Installation - We assemble...

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Complete Construction Auckland Limited

Joined November 2018

Hi, weve been building in commercial and residential for over 16 years. We are very professional and work hand to meet deadline and budget. We pride ourselves on quality of our workmanship.

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Merlin Plastering

Joined November 2019

Hi I'm Sean, Director of Merlin Plastering. I am a fully Qualified plasterer and painter who has 15 years tradesman experience. We take all aspects of jobs, internal or external, but specialise in external plastering and repairs. Our aim is to provide a clean, crisp job for competitive prices. No job too small.

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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