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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A1 kitset waiheke

Posted 8 months 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 1 week 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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Home Renovations and Repairs

Posted 1 month 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 2

Posted 2 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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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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New home build

Posted 1 year 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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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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Dave's place

Posted 1 year ago

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

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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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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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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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New Home Build - Waiheke Island

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. The house is currently in the engineering stage and consents will be lodged with the council within the next few weeks. 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 having none road access (all though close to the road...

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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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House extension

Posted 1 year 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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Complete Historic Consent - Timber Deck Strengthening & other misc items

Posted 5 months 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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New house

Posted 2 years ago

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

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New House

Posted 2 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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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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Saad construction

Joined June 2019

Saad Construction Specialize in construction from New build , Renovation, Cladding, Timber Fence, Deck ( Kwila , Pine), Pergola, Retaining Wall. We provide QUALITY WORKMANSHIP, Net and Tidy work with reasonable rates. We are Qualified Builders, Licenced Building Practitioners.

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RSBuilding

Joined February 2015

9years experienced qualified builder, no job is too small, can build anything quality guaranteed. From alterations, renovations, stairs, decks, doors, windows, framing, concrete, kitchens, bathrooms, carports, verandas, fences, maintenance, plastering, painting, designed concepts. Fixed prices - planned/managed and built on time with a fixed price from the start. I can get the job done.

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Auckland Professional Property Maintenance

Joined June 2016

We are a small decorative paint and property maintenance company that wasestablished in 1993. We spesialize in residential complete maintenance (Plastering, painting, general renovation, kitchen + bathroom, deck and fence, Etc) We manage the complete job from start to finish with no extra costs. We have loads of satisfied clients all over Auckland. We are the group of experienced trade that you ca...

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AA Building Services Ltd

Joined June 2017

Hi, I'm Adam - an architect and builder from 2005. I have experiences in design and building. Giving an amazing services and affordable prices for customers are our company goal. Our team will give competitive quotes and completing jobs on your budget. Please check our website : aagroup.co.nz

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Omid Construction Management Group limited

Joined August 2018

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce our company Omid Construction Management Group Limited (OCMG). We are a decorating company originating from Christchurch and now operating in Auckland. We specialize in all aspects of GIB fixing, Stopping and Painting. OCMG has a proven track record of delivering outstanding service and quality workmanship in the commercial and residential indus...

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Mahdi

Joined September 2018

I have been in construction industry, Installing plasterboard (Gib) and doing gib stop for about 5 years now, and currently on my second year of carpentery, I pride my self on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on time.

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Dragon Maintenance Ltd

Joined September 2013

Hi, my name is Jason and part of a family run business from Wales in the UK. I have 20+ years experience in the Building & Construction Industry. Qualified as an Electrician and Joiner with experience in other trade backgrounds. Now living in New Zealand we are continuing to provide a high quality service in Building, Renovation, Installation, Preventative Maintenance & General Maintenance, Ind...

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Hentec Building Ltd

Joined April 2019

奥德建筑,品质保证,力求完美。 Hentec Building Ltd, Keep Professional and Perfect Building Services 业务范围:住宅与商业建筑施工与项目管理服务,包括新建,改建,装饰装修,地基,车道,以及所有木结构或者钢筋混凝土结构施工与管理。 Service range: residential or commercial construction and project management, including new build, renovation, alteration, foundation, driveway, all carpentry and reinfor...

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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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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 5 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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Auckland Drainage Plumbing Services Limited

Joined October 2017

Hi, I specialise in Plumbing, , Drainage, Excavation and Sheetmetal with 16yrs of experience. Since I've been in the construction industry for so long I do verstile work such as major renovations, site excavation, digger operation, landscaping, fencing, roof painting and spouting. I also do smaller jobs such as attend breakdowns 24/7. Find and fix water leakage. I provide a professional service a...

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Triple R Property MaintenanceLtd

Joined March 2019

General Property maintenance and renovation. Roofing, painting, Plaster, decking, fences, water blasting, kitchens, bath, electrical, plumbing, waste removal, paving, retaining wall and all your handyman requirements. Free quotes and on time promises of work completion.

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Min Tao Group Ltd

Joined March 2014

Specialized in commercial steel stud system, exterior and interior plastering system, concrete repair works .subcontractor of gaint companies eg:Arrow, Aspec, Tyco. fast response, reliable quality works and reasonable rates

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Banks Construction

Joined January 2018

Specialising in New Builds and Home Renovations with excellence. Banks Construction is an owner operated company built on a proud history of quality workmanship with over 19 years experience in delivering excellence in the building industry in New Zealand and abroad. Based on the Northshore in Auckland City with a highly skilled team of Project Managers, Licensed and Certified Building Practiti...

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Golden 5R Transport Ltd

Joined July 2017

We have exemplary qualified D-F-RTW endorsed drivers that can transport earth materials on site, had been Health & Safety inducted; with Site-Safe, TC Basic 1 (Traffic Control); We also have network of contractors, driveway asphalt layering and patching. Preparing topsoil for property /commercial building requirements e.g pool installation, property developments, excavating unneeded stumps/contami...

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DNT construction

Joined January 2018

We are a small family owned construction company we have been around for 3 years now. I've been building for coming on 20 years. We cover pretty much all construction. From changing door handles to building apartment blocks and everything in between. We offer quality service on time and on price. Call us any time for a free quote

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White Worx Building &Maintenance ltd

Joined February 2011

Hi White Worx has been in business for 8+ years mostly doing small to large renovations on villa and bungalows in the Auckland area we also do ,reroofing,exterior works,chimney removals and everything else to do with building.White Worx also has a great range of sub contractors that work with us.We also have a good skill base of tradesmen from 1 to 25 plus years experience. Our rates are competiti...

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Southside Builders Ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi, we have been renovating old homes and building new ones for the last 10 years. Specializing in renovations, new builds, and everything in between. From small jobs like gates, fences and decks. To whole house extensions and renovations. We can do it all. We take pride in our workmanship and love working on new projects with great people. Give us a call today, and see if we are a fit for you an...

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Lion Brothers Group Limited

Joined January 2018

We are a small company that specializes in New builds, home renovation, concreting, fencing, kitchen installations, bathroom renovation, decking, and more. We will meet every deadline, complete every job with the highest quality. You give us your budget, and let us work our magic. Please fill free to view pictures of some of the jobs we have already done. We pride ourselves on customer satisfactio...

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Gibson Developments Ltd

Joined June 2016

We are a local business that provides fast and Quality workmanship, we provides services from New Builds & Renos right threw General maintenance/ bathroom revamps and brand new decks.

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