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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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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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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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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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Brick or Weatherboard – Choosing the Right Cladding for Your New Home

Posted 06/07/17

Brick or weatherboard? Choosing the cladding for your new home is more than deciding what looks best... It’s about the type of home you are building, the cost of the different types of cladding and the location of the house. Let us help you solve the battle of the cladding and choose the

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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Are you wondering what cladding to choose for your new build? Is your existing cladding looking dilapidated and ripe for renovation? Recladding your home will breathe new life into its appearance. In this article, we give you the information to choose the right cladding for your home. Ext

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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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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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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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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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It’s time to fix the deck

Posted 5 days ago

My mums deck needs replacing as it’s on it’s last legs. The house was built in the 80s and the deck is about 1.5ms wise and runs the length of the house (I’m guessing around 12-15m’s in length total) It would probably be a bit for functional if it was more like 2m’s wife the length of the house and I’d also like to extend the deck of the lounge area as well so it can comfortably accomodate an out dining area and we probably need a ramp as opposed to stairs for ease of access.

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Huntly Reno

Posted 1 week ago

Whole house (small house 80sqm) needs to be re lined with gib including ceiling and architraves and skirting boards. All new doors to be fitted. Including wardrobes x 3. Partial wall in kitchen to be removed and possibly a beam installed. Work will need to be completed over the jan/feb period.

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Deck roof

Posted 4 months ago

I have timer. Need roof built on a large deck ASAP

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Building engineer

Posted 6 months ago

Removal of a structural wall in house requires beam. Need engineer to advise what is required for a builder.

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Shelter

Posted 1 month ago

i have 2 tilt-a-doors that i would like to turn into a basic bbq shelter----- 1 for roof and 1 for back, supported on frame---similar to a carport

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Roof supports

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi there, I am wanting to open some rooms up. I have already removed most of the walls but I need to get some supports either put into the roof to remove the load bearing areas or install a laminated beam.

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Removal of old woodburner

Posted 2 months ago

We need an old unused woodburner (in our kitchen) and flue removed and disposed of please. The tiles in concrete tile roof will also need to be reinstated. The wetback has already been disconnected. There is someone home all day. If it could be done by Christmas it would be appreciated.

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Truss Removal Assessment

Posted 2 weeks ago

Pacific Aerospace Limited is in the process of installing a new paint extraction system. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the height of the new extractor has required removal of a small section of the ceiling lining and one roof truss. Paint Shop installation is being performed under a Council Building Consent. Work Required 1) Assess whether required rectification work will require a licensed building practitioner. 2) If yes, provide quote to undertake work. As paint shop installati...

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Bed Platform

Posted 2 months ago

Am wanting to build a slightly larger than a queen quite tall platform that a mattress can go on with space underneath in a outside cabin.

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Patio area

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking for someone to build our patio area. Approx 25m2 . Have removed the old deck and wanting Concrete floor , extending the roofline over the concrete floor. Have full engineered drawings already complete that have gone to council last thursday.

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Chimney removal #2

Posted 4 months ago

We would like to have our old brick open fire chimney removed and the tiled roof repaired after the removal. Time frame is just as soon as it can start (weather depending)

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Add a wardrobe between existing bedrooms

Posted 3 months ago

Add a stud wall to create a double wardrobe plus a single wardrobe between 2 bedrooms . This will include creating an opening in an existing wall . Also includes gibbing the wall . Could also include completing the gibbing of the walls in the 2 bedrooms .

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Wet floor under bathroom tile

Posted 2 months ago

Wet floor under broken bathroom floor tile requires repair. Floor might require fixing. Wet area is close to entry into shower.

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Finish deck, enclose under house, cap over wall taken out.

Posted 5 months ago

Finish deck, have consent but want to simplify to get finished, may need to discuss with council inspector, enclose under house, wall taken out in between 2 rooms needs tidying up like cap over beam and wall with nice timber. Do have timber for deck. Need a quote as soon as possible, need to put house on market. Not sure if cost therefore quote required.

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House extension

Posted 2 months ago

Adding a media room/games room, bedroom with attached bathroom, patio with louvre system roofs and sunshades.

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Tenfoot House Renovation

Posted 6 days ago

Hi have a house we are about to start renovating in Taupri 6 bed 2 bath that needs some walls building, / removing /gibbing / door installing / floors repairs, replacing / windows re-installing and general building work.

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44 Harris street, Huntly

Posted 6 months ago

Repair quote from building report. Urgent request needed before Wednesday. Can attach the report for further information.

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Internal finishing

Posted 6 months ago

Architraves, skirting boards and sills to lounge dining kitchen, in renovated old house. 3 doorways and 3 windows. Have timber for most of it?

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Bbq shelter

Posted 1 month ago

i have 2 tilt-a-doors that i would like to turn into a basic bbq shelter----- 1 for roof and 1 for back, supported on frame---similar to a carport

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House maintenance

Posted 3 months ago

Up to 10 scribers need replacing

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Recent building reviews

With over 150,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

House maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Back Porch

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

15th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New pole shed build

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Replace soffits

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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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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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 jobs and repaint using a airless spray gun system to give your roof the upmos...

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Automatic Door Services

Joined February 2015

ADS repairs and supplies all types of Garage & Commercial Doors. Reliable 24hr service with excellent customer service. Our products range from entry level to high end, something to suit all budgets. All our technicians recieve on site safety courses and ongoing training on all products. We do say, Any door, Any time, Any Where! - Waikato Wide.

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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 11 years. Our professional, honest and hard working team will go extra mile for deadlines and on budget. We specialise in any renovations from roof to floor and outdoor. We also do smaller jobs. We promised competitive quotes and all customers satisfaction on projec...

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White Ryder Creations

Joined June 2019

Professional Cabinet Maker and handyman. Qualified in furniture making. Looking at moving into contracting work. Available to assist on evenings and weekends for smaller jobs. I work full time for a kitchen joinery company. Phone number listed is my wife's who takes my querries.

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mats engineering

Joined January 2014

Hi I'm Mat. I have been in the industry for over 15 years now. I'm a fully qualified engineer. No job to big or to small. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and rates, then completing job on time and on budget. Welding, pool fences, handrails, stainless, aluminum, I do it all.

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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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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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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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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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BKF Builders

Joined May 2019

I am a trade qualified builder with 27 years experience in both residential and commercial construction. I am very professional and work hard to complete anything from new builds to renovations in a timely professional and reliable manner.

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SHIVATECH

Joined January 2016

we do all kind of Electrical & Home Automation( integrated all your electrical, electronics and lighting programmed and control from your smartphone) Our main focus Design High tech house with simple solution to suit your budget. You only pay for electrical work but you can get high tech house.

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Sv building limited

Joined November 2018

Hi there, I’m a qualified builder with nearly ten years in the building industry. I’ve worked on and managed a large verity of sites from high end new builds and renovation down to the small jobs like replacing a shower unit. And also build a few rural/ light commercial steel frame sheds. And also have a plumber with 12 years in the industry that’s also a craftsman. Working together to strea...

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Vaneo2019 ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi. I have been Renovating houses for the last 6 years, and have moved to the Waikato 1 year ago after living in Auckland for 7 years .And have started solo from my previous employer who is now manufacturing benchtops. which with cabinets I installed for almost 2 years. I Specialise in a vast array of work because after quitting Fibreglass composites engineering after 22 years, i found trans...

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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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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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One Little Job Ltd

Joined May 2012

I am a licensed builder with 40 years experience. I have been self employed for most of those years. I have worked on many of the biggest projects in Auckland including Princes Wharf. I can supply references if required...

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MEKEFIPA

Joined October 2016

I have been able to work on various jobs on Commercial and Residential for more than ten years. I have love to work up to meet all the required task and all exactly what the clients need. Quotes will be determined by what the clients need.Your work my pride.If You want your job done,it can be done well. Competitive Quotes will be providing to meet budget. I love my work.

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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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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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