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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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Porch conversion

Posted 1 month ago

Want porch turned into dinning room

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Repairs and Building Maintenance

Posted 5 months ago

General building work on retail properties and office fitouts

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Barn house fitout cost

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking to purchase a property with a large shed and plans to fitout with 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house. To move forward we would like to gauge cost for the house fitout to see if it falls within our budget and if it does find a builder to carry out the work.

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Add height to mezzanine wall

Posted 3 weeks ago

Make mezzanine wall height to ceiling.

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Kim Grahonja

Posted 3 months ago

Putting in rimu ceiling feature 1.5x3m

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Replace windows

Posted 6 months ago

Remove current wooden single glazed windows and replace with aluminum double glazed windows. We already have the windows and doors made, just needing them put in. Job includes Five big windows, two French doors and one solid back door. Hoping to be installed in next month or two before winter.

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Complete renovation

Posted 3 months ago

Have architraves and skirting boards supplied and installed

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Pole Gable Shed build

Posted 3 months ago

the shed is 8 meters deep 5 bays at 4.5 meters three bays enclosed with a small enclosed tack shed in bay 4. Looking for estimates and availability

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Build deck and repair fence

Posted 3 months ago

Build new deck and repair existing fence Potentially job to be done around July

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New home build

Posted 5 months ago

I have plans drawn up for a new home in Rangiora 181 sqm. I have purchased the section and now need the house built. Sorry this wont let me attached plans. Three bedroom, two bathroom, One storied, Double Garage, Cladding - AAC panels - will like it finished before September 2019 - Happy to help

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Garage/workshop/sleepout

Posted 6 months ago

We've had a company quote to build a double garage with with a sleepout at almost the cost of building a house. Looking to see if we can do it more economically so if somebody can give us some rough costs and maybe related to sizes? Sorry can't give an exact size as we're not sure at this stage. Cheers

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Fence post replaced

Posted 4 months ago

I have a supposed tanalised fence post that is half rotten under ground level. I have dug around to check. The fence had a slight lean which made me investigate why. The fence is only 20 years old. Fence has 3 rails an standard pailings. The rest of fence is fine

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Hut foundation and septic tank

Posted 4 months ago

Job all sorted, thanks for the replies.

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Quote to repair window frame...and close 2 holes in the ceiling.

Posted 4 months ago

We need a quote to get the window frame fixed up... once the old air con unit has been removed by an electrician so that the glazier can put a glass pane back in it. There are also two holes in the ceiling that need to be fixed up (old light fixtures have been removed). We need a quote from an electrician to get three electrical plug sockets changed to a double RCD socket and disconnect air con unit. We need a quote from a glazier to get a glass window pane put in where the air con unit w...

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New build interior fit out

Posted 1 month ago

Interior fit out of lock up shell new build 120sq

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Raise garage roof

Posted 1 week ago

Single garage with concrete block walls is too low, supply and advice required on raising the height specifically in the area of the flashings and mouldings around the corrugated iron. In order to fit a modern powered garage door and a 4x4

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Stephenson sun room

Posted 1 month ago

Sunroom added to brick built 9 year old home

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Chris Chandy

Posted 6 months ago

Hi, David please find the attached plan and send us an estimated cost of the build with standard specifications. - we are planning to build the house on a 10-acre block, in Loburn. - services are at the boundary and I can get that within 10 meters of the building. - I will be arranging the septic tank system regards Jacob and Chris

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New home build #2

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have plans drawn up for a new home in Rangiora 181 sqm. I have purchased the section and now need the house built. Sorry this wont let me attached plans. Three bedroom, two bathroom, One storied, Double Garage, Cladding - AAC panels - Happy to help. Must be a registered master builder.

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Granny flat build

Posted 6 months ago

Granny flat build 75 sqm Ground up. Pole build

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Marks maintenance ltd

Joined October 2013

Hi there, My name is Craig and i have been in the building & painting industry for over 32 years. I'm a qualified cabinetmaker and joiner. No job is too small. Please contact me to discuss my experience and check out my website. www.marksmaintenance.co.nz I take great pride in my work and I look forward to being of service. Regards Craig

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L T Construction Building Company

Joined March 2019

Hi I am Luke maitland proud owner operator of LT construction and I am looking for work in the selwyn/banks peninsula areas as I am local to these parts and enjoy rural New Zealand. LT construction is a family oriented business that is proficient in project management, consultation, maintenance, new builds, building renovations, decks, pergolas, paths, drive ways, farm buildings, plastering and...

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TW Plastering and Building

Joined April 2015

I am a highly experienced builder with great attention to detail. I truly believe in making the customer happy, even if something is difficult to achieve, the homeowner comes first. I have a great track record of positive feedback, I have added some to the photos section. Please feel free to take a read, I am very proud of my work. Please search my business name in Facebook to see photos of pre...

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Tradepower Building Group

Joined January 2018

Tradepower Building Group was re-established in June 2017 due to demand of previous clients wanting custom specific building sheds and structures of various types to be built. Tradepower Building Group has expanded from private buildings into commercial builds; into the supply and partnering of other specific trades that are complementary of Carpentry; and Tradepower Building Group’s growth into...

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Canterbury Renovations Ltd

Joined September 2014

Hi there we are a team of skilled qualified professionals with over 30 yrs experience in the building industry specializing in renovations and alterations. We can organize all areas of your project including any sub trades that you may need (painters,plumbers,sparky etc) Insurance work, EQC repairs,decks,renovations are new builds we can make it right. Members of Certified Builders Association

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Tom Turner Builders Ltd

Joined March 2016

Licenced Building Practitioner with over 40 years experience. Currently specialising in extensions, renovations and opt-out earthquake repairs. We take pride in doing the job right.

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S J Concepts

Joined July 2016

Hello, We've been in the flooring and building trade for over 20 years.Experienced quilified builder, with a wide range of handy man skills. We also install domestic and commercial, Vinyl and carpet. We are very professional and work hard to meeting your dead lines and expectations. We are built on work good ethics and good practices, we will turn up on time and won't leave till your happy. We ca...

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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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77 Degree Builders LTD

Joined May 2019

Hi I have been building in the Canterbury region for over 10 years doing everything from new builds, to renovations and extensions. While most of my time is spent on larger jobs, I do always fit in a range of smaller jobs. I am professional and work hard to make sure the client is happy and deadlines are met. I pride myself on competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget.

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Roman Building & Construction

Joined November 2016

Hi, we are Qualified Builder and Sub-Trade with Quality as First Priority in our job. We carry out New Build, Extension, Renovation, Landscaping, Project Management and Handyman/Maintenance. We give competitive quotes and endeavor to get job done on time with top quality. We look forward to provide Excellent Services for you !!

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L J Construction Ltd

Joined August 2019

Hi I am a qualified carpenter with nearly 15 years experience. I specialise in renovating bathrooms, building decks, outdoor areas, and fences. I have completed my apprenticeship in housing and have worked on commercial sites for the last three years. I am very professional and have an eye for detail. My quality of workmanship is second to none and my ability to complete jobs within budget and spe...

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GNP Building limited

Joined June 2017

Hi there, my name is Chris. I'm the owner operator of GNP Building Ltd. I'm a LBP registered builder with 17 years experience, 5 of those coming from working on the Canterbury rebuild. We mainly work around home renovations and extensions, covering all the bases from foundations right up to your ridge cappings. Feel free to get in contact to discuss any of your building works. Many thank...

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Rata Property Services

Joined August 2016

Hi, I am a fully qualified tradesman carpenter with over 30 years of experience, mainly in the residential sector.. I am available for all general carpentry/ maintenance work, including alterations and additions, kitchens, bathrooms, and decks. I was taught to "do the job once and do it properly" and I take the extra effort to leave a well finished, tidy job. Professional service and profession...

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GW Built Limited

Joined June 2019

With over 25yrs experience we pride ourselves on getting the job done right the first time to the clients satisfaction , being on time and competitive . We specialise in residential carpentry from foundation work , new home builds and renovations from bathrooms to full renovations of old villas , decks and fences . We will look at the smaller jobs .

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R W Steele Builders Ltd

Joined September 2010

We are a 50 year old family business. Work undertaken is of a professional standard. We believe customer satisfaction is the utmost, wtih immense attention being paid to detail. A high level of communication is necessary. All types of work are undertaken, whether this be a new home, alterations or additions to existing homes, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, decks and pergolas. We have the ab...

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Carl Taylor Builders

Joined July 2019

Carl Taylor Homes has been trading since 1999 and we are members of the CBS ( Combined Building Suppliers Co -Operative ). Carl Taylor Homes has developed a reputation in Christchurch and the Canterbury region as builders of quality homes, specialising in the construction of semi-commercial and residential buildings, architectural design and construction, project management and building mainten...

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit gintas.co.nz

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Tradesman

Joined October 2014

hi i am a licensed building practioner tradesman carpenter main line of work is building maintenance of all types,i do a lot of bathroom renovations supply and install working with only registered tradesman all types of work undertaken

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