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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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Tim’s Reno’s

Posted 7 months ago

We require a tradesman to complete some skirting boards and architrave around some windows and doors

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Granny flat build

Posted 2 months ago

Granny flat build 75 sqm Ground up. Pole build

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

Posted 4 days 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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Repairs and Building Maintenance

Posted 1 month ago

General building work on retail properties and office fitouts

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Line small bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

line a small bathroom and put a shower in

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250m sq Fernside

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, looking at purchasing land in Fernside, House size needs to be 250 plus garage. We have a drainlayer and sparky but wanting someone to take over the rest. Build would start in approx 3 months (have to sell current property). We want the outside to be visually pleasing for the neighbours benefit but also looking for cost effective as the land is not cheap and it’ll be tight. We can finish the bells and whistles later on. The land is too good for us to pass up so would really like to try make...

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StonyFlat

Posted 8 months ago

We need soil tests done for a lifestyle block in North Loburn as we are about to submit plans to build.

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Repairs to spouting 2

Posted 5 months ago

The spouting needs replacing in 2 separate places on my flat each lenghts would be approximately 3 meters long i think its called concelled spouting

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Garage/workshop/sleepout

Posted 2 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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Sliding door

Posted 6 months ago

We've want to get rid of our aluminium sliding door and have it replaced with a double glazed UPVC door. You'll have to remove the aluminium door and supply and install the UPVC door. Photo of the door is attached, we're looking for something similar.

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Bedroom extension

Posted 6 months ago

We would like to extend our house by Building a new bedroom onto one of the existing bedrooms. The existing bedroom would then become a second livening area with the new bedroom off it. The new bedroom would be approx 3.2m by 3.4m Existing house single story 1990s has a concrete floor on flat ground with plaster/wood cladding. The new bedroom could also have wood cladding. With a single BIW required too. Painting,carpet install and electrical by others.no ensuite required. Include council con...

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Replace windows

Posted 2 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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Repairs to spouting

Posted 5 months ago

The spouting needs replacing in 2 separate places on my flat each lenghts would be approximately 3 meters long i think its called concelled spouting

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New bedroom, en suite and walk in robe

Posted 3 months ago

We have a 4 bedroom home but want to extend the 2nd bedroom to make it larger and include an en suite and walk in robe. We want the room to have a long, narrow window along one wall and a ranch slider along the opposite wall with a small external patio. The house is 3 years old, single level, iron roof, aluminium windows, double glazing and plaster board. We need a professional, registered builder who can manage all aspects of the build including council permits, hiring and managing sub con...

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Hut foundation and septic tank

Posted 4 hours ago

Job all sorted, thanks for the replies.

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Chris Chandy

Posted 2 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

Posted 1 month 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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New Build - Waimak Gorge

Posted 8 months ago

162 Sqm Home to be build in the Waimak gorge, Oxford. Consent approved, looking for a builder with a fixed price contract. Iron cladding with some cedar panelling.

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4th bedroom wall

Posted 6 months ago

We need an internal wall measuring 2.4m(high) x 3m (wide) framed, insulated, gibbed, plastered and painted; with 60mm skirting to both sides. This is a partition wall in an existing 6yo home. The ends of the wall are already in place - so there are no corners to deal with.

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Fence post replaced

Posted 6 hours 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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Dans Reno

Joined February 2018

Hi, i have my NZQA level 4 in carpentry i have been building for 14 years all over Africa and in Chrischurch for the last 4 years. I have done many jobs for home owners in Christchurch with good resullts. I Specialise is bathroom renos, redo bed rooms, car ports, decks, fences, vegie gardens, garage shelving etc. I will work allong side my client to achieve the end result. I am a sole trainder wor...

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Longsilver Construction Ltd

Joined June 2010

I am a Registered Master Builder so am able to provide all the necessary guarantees, quality of work, etc. I have 6 staff presently, a mixture of qualified carpenters, and apprentices in various stages of their apprenticeships. I have over 10 years experience in both residential and commercial. We are based in Canterbury, with yard in Amberley We cover all areas of Canterbury. References a...

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Blackboard Building Ltd

Joined June 2018

Blackboard Building provides residential building and carpentry services to Christchurch. Whether it is a new build, planned renovation, bathroom do-over or simple home maintenance job. We have over 12 years experience, are covered by liability insurance and, of course, we are qualified ... being Licensed Building Practitioner registered in both Carpentry and Site One along with holding the Nati...

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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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Otautahi Bespoke Builders Ltd

Joined August 2016

We are a family owned business offering Bespoke building services. We pride ourselves on keeping things real in terms of timely manner of completion, cost and most importantly communication. Our service is innovative and intuitive. If we can't personally do the work, we make it happen due to our proactive approach to project management, all while delivering the highest possible standards.

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5L Contracting

Joined September 2018

A qualified carpenter with a high level of efficiency, and professional service. Able to build or fix anything as well as a competent rural fencer. Competitive rates.

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C Whall Construction

Joined September 2010

hi, i'm a qualified licensed builder who has been self employed for the last ten years doing smaller jobs right up to renovations an extensions. work well with the client to achieve a professional finish an on time an budget.

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SMALL JOB SPECIALIST

Joined March 2019

Hi I have been building and renovating houses for 40 years and i am just doing odd jobs and maintainence . I Give free quotes and will do the work in time frame agreed upon

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Gw builders ltd

Joined May 2016

With over 25 years of experience in the construction industry we are small family business of qualified reliable builders with a high standard in every job we face.. guaranteed to please! Specialising in: *Light Comercial *Architectural builds *New builds *Renovations/extentions *Landscaping *All forms of concrete work No jobs to big or small!

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Canterbury building and inspection services

Joined November 2015

I have over 25 years experience in the building industry. My main focus is on providing a quality experience for the client with a high standard of workmanship and sticking to budget. With good communication throughout the process. I have experience in all forms of building from renovation to new builds to eqc repairs along with sheds and garages. I also offer comprehensive pre purchase/sale pr...

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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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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Lightning Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Lightning Construction are a Christchurch owned and operated company in business for over 10 years. We are always happy to do work from small one-off jobs to full design and build of new houses. Sheds are one of our specialties along with Velux Skylights. We are always happy to pop out and see you to provide an obligation free quote. Available for urgent works within 4 hours. Maintenance jobs ar...

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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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ACP CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

Joined March 2019

Combined we have 30+yrs experience within the Civil Construction trade and can offer a vast variety of Civil Construction services. We take pride in our work, therefore being able to offer fair competitive prices to suit your budget is a must. We are reliable and our time management allows for us to be able to make our deadlines. Both of us hold our Comprehensive first aid and relevant tickets and...

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BMD Construction

Joined January 2019

Welcome to BMD Construction. With over 50 years combined building experience we can take care of your project, from design right through to completion. We are experienced in everything from multi storey apartment complex's right through to complete shop and bar fitouts with dozens of big brand fitouts all over New Zealand to our credit. Our experience also extends to new builds and nevova...

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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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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate Wilson Built Homes with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality...

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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DG Roofing & Building

Joined November 2018

We understand your problem/requirement accurately and then we discuss with you the solution to your problems/ We discuss the right approach to achieving your requirements. If you agree for us to proceed, we do our job at cost, in a satisfactory timeframe and highest possible quality and value for you... Try us and you will not regret.

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