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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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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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This is How your Gutters and Spouting Could be Damaging your Home (and what to do about it)

Posted 28/06/19

Guttering and spouting do more than take rainwater away, they are essential for a healthy, happy home. Read on to learn signs that indicate issues, and tips for resolving damage... What damage could my guttering be causing? Externally: A sagging gutter will damage your home’s fascia. P

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What Should You Do After a Damaging House Fire?

Posted 11/05/17

A house fire is a devastating experience, regardless of the amount of damage. Your first instinct may be to begin the clean-up and repair work, but there are several key things to work through first... Five things to do after a house fire There are five important tasks for you to do, if yo

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

Posted 06/07/17

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

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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning 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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Build sleepout

Posted 2 months ago

A retired builder to help out build a sleep out

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Building a shed, starting at ground works, concreting and building

Posted 1 month ago

The job can be broken down into different tasks, and you can quote on each task or the whole project. The shed will be 9m x 12m The location is flat and level The steel faming of the building might be supplied, as it is available. It consist of 4 frames The cladding might be supplied Task1 - prepare the site for the concrete slab -- dig out a hole 11m x 14m upto a depth of max 400mm -- fill with pit sand in layers which are compacted in -- fill to 100mm above current level Task2 - erec...

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New build costs

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, Planning to buy section. Need a builder to give us a cost to build a standard 3 bed 2 bathroom 2 garage home on the section. Help me understand the section suitablity for build.

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Transportable House builder, LO #2

Posted 2 months ago

Builders required for the construction of new timber framed transportable houses built in our all weather construction yard. Build from the bearers up with all facilities on site including fork lift, toilets, bins, security fencing & lunch room. No quoting to do & guaranteed payment. Jobs available to start immediately. Ideal for builder & apprentice and a great way to learn all aspects of house construction. Must be LBP.

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Remove and replace 3 bedroom ceilings

Posted 1 month ago

To remove and replace 3 bedroom ceilings to include all gib and plastering and include coving

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House extension

Posted 1 month ago

Double garage conversion to two bedrooms (3x3.6m) + wardrobes, shower room with toilet, laundry room (using existing cabinets), 3 new windows, insulate floor and raise 50-60mm to match house. Add garage approx 9m x 6m with carport at end. Will require 2 valleys to meet existing roofline at 90deg. Replace some existing windows with suitable double glazing

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Building New House

Posted 1 month ago

Hello Currently budgeting the construction of my new house and want to discuss my project with builder. I'm keen on being involved with some of the building work and already have a draft plan. Thanks Julien

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Remove wall (loadbearing we think) and build new one

Posted 1 week ago

We are wanting to make one bedroom slightly bigger and move the wall between this and bedroom 2 and change the doorway into bedroom 2. Located in Maramarua and ready to go so would need to be on the Waikato side of border.

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New Home Build in Ngaruawahia - Labour Only

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking for a labour only builder for a new home / addition in Ngaruawahia. >Rib Raft foundation (Option to be by builder or by foundation crew) >Sand pad is down and ready for foundations >Timber frame and truss >Mono pitch >Minimal cladding involved >Competitive rates For more info please get in touch, Cheers, Mark @ Rivergrove Homes

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Transportable House builder, LO

Posted 2 months ago

Construction of new timber framed transportable houses built in our all weather construction yard. Build from the bearers up with all facilities on site including fork lift, toilets, bins, security fencing & lunch room. No quoting to do & guaranteed payment. Jobs available to start immediately. Ideal for builder & apprentice and a great way to learn all aspects of house construction. Must be LBP.

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Pole shed

Posted 1 week ago

3 bay pole shed construction. All materials including fixings and details onsite presently but will need concrete during build.

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Labour Only - 15.4 x 8.4m Steel Shed Construction #2

Posted 2 months ago

We require a labour only building crew experienced in steel shed construction. Details: - 15.4 x 8.4m WSC Fair Dinkum Shed - 3.5m high @ Knee - 5.2m high @ Apex - (3) roller doors - (1) PA door. - Possible option for foundation construction also. Earthworks expected to commence in around 6 weeks.

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Shed

Posted 6 days ago

Hi there looking at building a shed like this .

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Labour Only - 15.4 x 8.4m Steel Shed Construction

Posted 2 months ago

We require a labour only building crew experienced in steel shed construction. Details: - 15.4 x 8.4m WSC Fair Dinkum Shed - 3.5m high @ Knee - 5.2m high @ Apex - (3) roller doors - (1) PA door. - Possible option for foundation construction also. Earthworks expected to commence in around 6 weeks.

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Small Jobs - Handy Man

Posted 3 days ago

* 4 x Cabinets to be put up on wall * 2 x Fence mounted clothes lines to install * Remove old Bench top and install new. Few other bits and pieces also Thanks.

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Attaching Window Flashings external

Posted 1 month ago

Need a quote to attach our window flashings plus other renovation jobs.

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Replace weatherboard, deck roof, etc

Posted 21 hours ago

Need some weatherboards (25+) replaced so we can get house painted. Also need clear roofing replaced over front entrance. Would like quote for some type of roofing over back deck. We are doing lots renos, all round builder get lots work

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Lining walls with gib board

Posted 2 months ago

I need a garage lined with gib board

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CATTLE YARD

Posted 4 days ago

To design and build a wooden cattle yard, crush and a stock ramp. To include an auto head-bail supplied to Hamilton Depot (you will have to have a truck to pick it up as it's around 120kg). Extra brownie points if you have done any similar work in the past.

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Fit out garage

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking for a builder who can fit nogs and line a double garage, for a kitchenette and workbench, and arrange an electrician and plumber. We have other jobs to be done as well, including building a small porch, and converting an old brick garage into a home studio for recording.

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Recent building reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Gibfixing & stopping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Glen Massey - Screw Removal

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

28th May 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Truss Removal Assessment

Work carried out by a subcontractor

10th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gibfixing & stopping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Glen Massey - Screw Removal

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

28th May 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Truss Removal Assessment

Work carried out by a subcontractor

10th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Enhanced renovations ltd

Joined June 2018

Hi there Enhanced renovations are here to make your renovating experience easy and enjoyable from start to finish. With over 18 years of renovating experience we have a high standard and an eye for detail and we aim to work alongside your budget for you to receive the best value for money. If your looking for an affordable, quality renovating service with devoted builders to add value to you...

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Dunstone Duild & Design Ltd

Joined May 2021

DBD Ltd is a family owned and operated building company based in Hamilton. We do alterations, decks, fences, labour only construction of new houses and all round construction work.

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glenn hoskin

Joined March 2017

Hi my name is Glenn and i like thinking outside the square. Im creative and love creating something that looks good and lasts. I also love taking something broken and fixing it. I see potential where others may not. Im friendly and helpful and will go the extra mile. �

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vindustries LTD

Joined May 2021

We are a passionate company, wanting to provide the best quality yet keeping it all cost effective. Focus area is making steel gates, sliding or swing gates - we can also automate existing gates and do any other repairs around your property. New decks or alterations to existing and fences- residential & rural.

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Jpricebuilders

Joined April 2017

I am a licensed carpenter with over 10 years experience doing renovation and residential building work. I'm professional and will do my best to make your job big or small easy at a competitive price. Give me a call

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication and construction.

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Complete Construction Services Ltd

Joined November 2013

I have been in the building industry for over 25 years , completing many building projects including new homes , additions and alterations , and a considerable amount of small maintenance work . We are very professional in our approach to building projects whatever the size and strive to complete them on time and within budget

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Pouwels Structure Development

Joined January 2021

New business on the scene as of Janurary. I have 5+ years experience building new homes, commercial structures and medium to large sized renovations. Some of the services I can provide are: additions/extensions, decks, fencing, bathroom and kitchen renovations etc. What you can expect from Pouwels Structure Development: - Professional service - Reliable workmanship - Fast and punctual c...

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TNT concrete resurfacing limited

Joined July 2021

Concrete and concrete resurfacing specialists I was currently working in the gold coast pre covid for 22 years in the decorative concreting industry , We can transform existing concrete (patios / paths and driveways using a concrete product with Colour and texture , From basic colours to wood grain like finishes . We take pride in what’ we do from day 1 with a on the spot quote to meetin...

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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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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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JD Projects

Joined April 2021

Hi there , Here at JD Projects we are a family Business that values our customers and jobs to a high standard. I specialise in Decks/Fences/bathroom renovations/and general maintenance. I Have been Building for 8 years and do mainly small jobs but I am open to more higher end jobs . We complete jobs on budget almost every time . We also have house cleaning available.

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R&M Builders Limited

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 ... Site 2 Master Painter We are C...

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Mr Garage Door Hamilton

Joined May 2020

Competent Garage door technician servicing Hamilton. Quality work and great prices. Specialising in services, maintenance and repairs of sectional,roller and tilt doors

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Hutchison Construction

Joined March 2019

Hello, I am an experienced LBP builder with excellent workmanship and project management skills. I have built new homes, alterations, extensions, leaky buildings and even skyline garages and sheds. I have all the latest gear to ensure efficiency, including moisture meters, thermal image camera, concrete and wall scanners, drop saws, nails guns etc that you would expect. I can also product conc...

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Diamond Renovation & Maintenance Services

Joined May 2021

We are experienced and professional team who strive to provide the best service for our customers and completing the jobs with high standard. We service throughout North Island.

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Kane building ltd

Joined February 2021

Hi. I have been building for myself for 3 years now and about 10 years in total. We do a great range of projects (big and small). We work very hard to meet deadlines for project competition and to provide competitive quotes.

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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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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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