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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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Tips on Repairing Your Home After an Earthquake

Posted 27/04/17

In the days and weeks after an earthquake, priorities turn towards repairing the damage to your home. We've put together this handy guide to give you some tips on repairing your home after an earthquake... Your first step should be to contact the Earthquake Commission and your insurance c

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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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 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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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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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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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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Stables

Posted 2 months ago

Quotes required for New build of 3 stables plus tack room plus wash bay. 18m long by 6m wide Need concrete laid too

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Kitset builder

Posted 2 months ago

Everything that needs to be done for a garage to stand sturdy also want a shower and toilet that can be added in the future please it is kit set size is 6.4m x 7.2 which is 43.8m2 floor space and all the requirements it needs to be legal preferably as cheap as possible. If there is anything we can do to keep the price as low as possible will be great. Or if you can build a garage that size for less than $6000.

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New pole shed build

Posted 4 months ago

Hi I’m after some to build a new pole shed from greenwood kitsets. 19.2m x 9m clearspan. Stud 3.6m. Expect build to start end of Jan.

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New bedroom + ensuite

Posted 4 months ago

We have a lovely 1950's style bungalow that is slowly being renovated into a stylish family home. It has three small rooms and one bathroom, and really needs one of those rooms (the middle one) extended to create a master bedroom with an ensuite. Whilst we are doing all this work, we are wondering if its wise to add that desirable 4th bedroom for later resale? Can send a PDF of some sketches showing what we envisage, if required. I estimate the extension is around 30m... Its a timber floor,...

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Internal wall construction

Posted 5 months ago

We require a qualified builder who will install a new internal wall in our classroom complete with cavity slider and some thick glass panels to let light through but not sound. We need the builder to specify the cavity slider and glass to fit the space so it all fits together. There is also a small kitchen bench unit to be relocated with the wall it came from to be remediated. It would be ideal if the builder had contact with a plasterer so that the new wall is left completely finished. The bu...

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Complete kitset garage

Posted 3 months ago

We have a kitset garage which has been partially completed. The walls are up roof is on but the finishing off work needs to be done including soffits, windows, garage door, side door, flashings etc.

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General building

Posted 5 months ago

Remove existing weather board in bathroom and replace with new board.

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Glasshouse install

Posted 4 months ago

I need help putting in wood foundation for small 1.2x 2m glasshouse and help installing glasshouse

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Kitset build full contract needed

Posted 1 month ago

Hi I need someone to build a kitset home, from start to completion. Fixed contract price required.

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Bathroom renovations

Posted 1 month ago

immediate visual inspection and quote.

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Back Porch

Posted 2 months ago

To replace exisiting deck outside laundry door with a 3.5sqm roofed porch. Plan, perspective and photos supplied. Includes landing, step, door, window and inside bench. Window and door could possibly be supplied by NuLook Windows, Cambridge, who are currently quoting for other window door replacements on property Timeframe - as soon as possible

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Floor repair needed

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking for someone to repair damaged floor particle board from a leaking fridge. We also need holes in the wall repaired where the plumber was looking and checking for a pipe leak. We need someone ASAP please as we are currently in the process of putting new vinyl flooring planks down. Cheers

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Add a small bedroom

Posted 5 months ago

We require a qualified builder who is experienced in renovation and general building work. The job is to add an extra small bedroom to an existing weatherboard house. Access can be made to the new room through an existing ranch slider. We would also like a couple of opening windows. It would be built on or over an existing concrete base.

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Carport

Posted 3 months ago

basic carport attached to side of house

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Trevor and Cherry Akoorie

Posted 1 month ago

Build 70m2 new secondary dwelling on land behind main house. Concrete floor, gable roof. Plan will be drawn up, build to fully completed. Owner to organize appliances and carpet. Job to include plastering and painting and services, (electrical, plumbing etc.) Thanks Trevor Akoorie

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Dryer hung

Posted 2 months ago

Need a dryer hung on the wall

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Replace damaged floor

Posted 2 months ago

There is was a leak under the floor due to rodent damage in a pipe. The floor has disintegrated. The flooring needs to be replaced and carpet and possibly lino and underfloor insulation repaired/replaced. This is an insurance claim for gradual damage. The property is rented and managed by us. The tenant and family are living there, so the job needs to be ASAP. Unfortunately my local builder is too busy. The plumbing has been repaired and temporary plywood put down.

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Replace rotten weatherboards, joinery and decking; and install clearlite roof

Posted 2 months ago

The house is a 100-year-old farmhouse approx 240m2 clad in weatherboard with timber joinery. There is a verandah and three gable-ends. In preparation for repainting, there are rotten and damaged weatherboards, some joinery that needs attention, and rotten decking on the verandah that need to be repaired/replaced. The second part of the job is to complete (paint) the pergola and install a clearlite roof an dspouting over the side deck.

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Goat Housing Barn

Posted 2 months ago

We require a experienced builder or builders to assist us in building our preposed housing barn for goats. The housing barn is pole with steel rafters and purlins 100 m x 42 m . The build will take approx 2 months . Resource consent and building consents are being processed and will hopefully be processed in the next 2 weeks. Site preparation will be completed by the end of the month. Planned start date for housing barn would be end of February , start of March

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Replace soffits

Posted 1 month ago

All soffits and some fascia need replacing on old weather board home; approx 100m2 house (1 story, 3 small br). A few other odds and sods like adding a down spouting and re-securing gutter support to copper guttering. Would like this done by winter/June.

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Recent building reviews

With over 132,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

General building

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st November 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Over look raglan harbour while you work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New rooms please!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Jayson Tanaki

Work carried out by a subcontractor

6th September 2017

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

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Southern Star Property Group

Joined January 2019

Hi there, We offer a range of services from experienced and qualified tradespeople, in the construction industry:- Carpentry, painting/decorating, and drywall plastering, and concrete placing. We take pride in our work, customer service, and satisfaction, and would love to be of assistance with your project. Have a great day! Regards, The team at Southern Star.

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Endurance Electrical

Joined October 2016

Our aim is is to serve our clients in a friendly, enthusiastic, caring professional way, whilst ensuring we deliver a high quality product. We can assist in any electrical work you require from minor repairs, renovations, extensions, new house builds and anything in between. For a no obligation quote, please get in touch today.

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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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Hyperion Construction

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are licensed builders and have been building new homes to commercial renovations from small to big jobs. We would be more happy to show you what services we can provide and have been providing with a quote and you can choose only if you are satisfied.

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Thomas Bird Building Ltd

Joined June 2018

Thomas Bird Building Ltd has been operating for 3 years now. Even though we speacialise in renovations and new builds there is not a job to big or to small. We are very professional in everything we do and work hard to meet deadlines. We where the builders for The Block NZ 2017 winners for Andy and Nate which was great experience to add to our portfolio.

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AWM Limited

Joined January 2018

AWM Ltd is an Asbestos and Methamphetamine removal company which is licensed with WorkSafe to remove both Class A & Class B contaminated material. Asbestos can be found in textured ceilings, cladding, fencing , lino and roofing in both residential and commercial areas. We have our own Supervisors and a Telarc Certified Safety Management System in place. Services Include: * Supply testing f...

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ctc civil

Joined July 2010

We have been in buiness for 16years as ctc civil ( and working in the industry for over 25 years) We specialise in drainage, concrete works (floor slabs, drives etc), footing, piles, earthmoving, underground services,hot mix,tilt panels, retaining walls and sub-divisions etc. We work in the residential and commercial fields, jobs large and small and are very competitive. We are a close commited te...

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about concrete

Joined July 2011

LICENCED BUILDING PRACTITIONER Residential and/or non-residential concrete floors walls footings piles etc...FOUNDATIONS "Garea Pools Established in pool construction since 1980" Full project management or labour only options available. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

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New Horizon Construction Limited

Joined January 2019

Hi, I have been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 8 years. I specialise in renovations/additions and new builds. Also do smaller jobs from time to time. Professional and very hard working.

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Dijon tiling ltd

Joined May 2011

We specialise in waterproofing/tiling bathrooms, showers, decks and reintaining walls. We are a team of 6 Tiler's in tauranga and 3 in hamilton. We do all tiling jobs from vanities to full houses. From 3 sq/m - 500sq/m. We are well known in the tauranga area but willing travel anywhere in the bay of plenty area and Waikato area.

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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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Maintain to profit

Joined March 2017

We are a renovation and maintenance company, who project manage the work using our teams of sub contractors. We negotiate great rates with our contractors, meaning no extra cost to you for one point of contact and project management

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BUC Ltd

Joined April 2017

We are a small family owned and operated business. We specialise in the smaller, more intricate demolition and refit work needed for elite refits. Our scope of work ranges from clearing small office spaces for refitting, renovations, through to total building demolition. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, efficiency and competitive rates. We are also able to work in with the challenges...

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THE TILE LAYER

Joined August 2011

floor and wall tile layer, water proofing in all and any wet areas, over 20 years experience in residential and commercial tiling, stone, ceramic, mosaic, design and lay, i have done some building, plastering and painting. look at sites http://www.tilelayerhamilton.com

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Swanson Builders

Joined May 2018

Swanson Builders have been helping people achieve their dream homes through renovations for the last two years. Before that Ash worked in many building sectors, such as interior fit out, formwork construction, landscaping and extensions and renovations. This has given him invaluable skills to help you achieve your vision, whatever that looks like for you.

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T Wilson Builders

Joined April 2016

Hi, T Wilson builders specialises in all aspects of residential, commercial building and construction. Priding ourself on our quality workmanship and friendly service. We will Work alongside our clients to ensure needs are met above and beyond expectation

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Another hand ltd

Joined February 2018

Hi I am a true handyman that has a massive range of skills, 1 of my team is a qualified builder so we have a lot of bases covered. We do fencing, decks,retaining walls,pergola,bathrooms,painting and much much more

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R&MBuilders

Joined November 2017

Hi R&M Builders have been building new houses for 15 years we are Certified Builders, we also have a painting company SMC and we are part of the Master Painters . We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on time and budget . It is important to have tradesman to do your jobs as they have years of experience. LBP NUMBER BP122299 Site 2 Master Painter

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pro wire

Joined December 2010

Hi we have been working in auckland for 16 yrs ,and 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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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates specialise in roof leak repair, Skylite change out. Chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning & repair. Moss treatments of roofs, concrete & paths. Detergent house washing & fly & spider treatment. Landscaping, tree trimming and all those jobs you don't want to do. Any questions please contact us through builders crack. Kind regards Steve.

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