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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Builders on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Sandpit roof

Posted 2 months ago

We have an existing shade cover over our sandpit, and are wanting to replace it with clearlite ... the structure will require some additional battoning to fix the clearlite to ... space 30ish sqm. We are a preschool, so work would need to be done over a weekend - or wait til our Christmas break.

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House extension

Posted 5 months ago

I require Plans for consent to build a second lounge (approx 12m2) off the existing main living area.

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Pole shed

Posted 2 weeks ago

Have purchased a pole shed kit but the builder who was going to build it, is now unable. 12 x 9, good access.

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Entrance extension

Posted 2 months ago

We want to bring our front door to the bottom of the steps and make an entrance way utalising the existing structure, wall and door comes out where door currently is and moved to bottom step where poles are. gib and insulate with some plywood to enclose. I hope this makes sense and I have attached an image for reference.

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Studio/Sleepout behind Garage

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking for a quote for a builder to build a workstudio/sleepout to extend from a single garage. Ideally having a sunlight on the north side of the roof. Would need a foundation laid. Will remove all current bricks. Approximately measuring 5m X 5m. No lights, painting, power or gibbing required.

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Cupboard Fitout

Posted 4 days ago

Cupboard is currently open. We would like 2 new shelves put in and a door put on the cupboard

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Summer house

Posted 2 months ago

I have brought a summer house that can't be lifted out its needs to be dismantled from Opawa and brought to Clarkville and reassembled.

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Repair

Posted 4 weeks ago

We need 6 piles jacking and packing asap please if anyone available thanks

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Pole shed

Posted 2 months ago

2 story pole shed with concrete pad colour steel finish 10m x 15m

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Lining a shed

Posted 1 month ago

Lining a shed Insulate - line with gyprock 2 internal walls 3 doors 1 window

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Window/Door

Posted 2 weeks ago

Remove (abt) 700mm double window in bthroom & replace with door to give access to outside Spa (arriving in 5 weeks)

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House extension

Posted 3 months ago

We need to lift roof to go upwards to put a new Master bedroom, ensuite and walk in wardrobe plus a sitting room upstairs. We need to extend an existing living room. We need to extend existing garage from 3 cars to 4 cars garaging.

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Hanging interior door / clear blocked drain

Posted 1 week ago

Hi Jobs needed doing: 1. Hang and paint an interior door. 2. Trim the bases of 4 interior doors (sticking). 3. Had a new shower installed, and the drain appears to be blocked i.e. water isn't draining. Concrete floor. Have no idea why and haven't even attempted to have it unblocked. Please give me your price for all these jobs. Would be prefer a complete cost i.e. all materials and labour. Would need to be completed before Tuesday, next week. Thanks

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Install Well Pump

Posted 2 months ago

We currently have a 150mm diameter 24 metre deep well on our property but no pump or current electrical connection to it. We would like to explore both 2 and 3 phase pump options and would either supply the pump ourselves or pay to have this supplied by you. We would like a quote for installing a pump down the well and connecting it to the house electrical supply 25 metres away. In addition this we would like a hose connected to the pump down the well, so we can connect this to our garden irrig...

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Gibbed out windows and doors

Posted 3 months ago

Am wanting to gib out my carport and convert it into a self contained studio. Will need windows and doors put in and a mezzanine floor perhaps. Would like done asap

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Move door and build wall

Posted 2 months ago

Move a door to where a window is, block up door and build a wall in bedroom, or move wall.

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Studio/Sleepout (Garage Extension)

Posted 3 days ago

Looking for a quote for a builder to build a work studio/sleepout to extend from a single garage. Ideally having a sunlight on the north side of the roof. Would need a concrete slab foundation laid. Will remove all current bricks. Approximately measuring 6X5m. No lights, painting, power or gibbing required. 2 of the walls are fence-side so would need to be firewalled. Looking for job to be completed prior to March ... .

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Living room extansion

Posted 4 months ago

We have plans and a permit has been granted for an extension to our living room. The roof is to extend over the internal structure to provide a covered deck area. Our house is weather board with a tin roof.

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Studio with toilet

Posted 1 month ago

I'm wanting a studio built on site in my back yard. We have a drive through garage so access is relatively easy. I'm wanting it 5mx4m I want a toilet and hand basin. And also a back room 1.5x4 just with a slider sperating the rooms. I want to supply every thing except the windows. I want just the drainage,electrical, slab, framing, cladding and roof done. I want to do it over 4 months as I'm paying out of pocket and will do progress payments at the end of each day worked.

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Shiplap feature wall in master bedroom

Posted 4 months ago

We would like a shiplap feature wall installed in the master bedroom on one wall roughly 5 m long ( normal ceiling height ) we will paint, just need the plywood cut and installed. I’ve attached photos of the idea.

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Recent building reviews

With over 179,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New build interior fit out

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 1
Communication
 2

carport

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2 x Carport

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

4th bedroom wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fireplace Surround

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Austin Anderson

Joined January 2010

Hi. I have been renovating and repairing houses since 1988. Bathroom renovations are a major part of my work, however, I am very happy to renovate any part of your house. Decks are a specialty. Skylights are also in my expertise. I have a team of qualified tradesmen to cover all aspects of your renovation. Covid 19 plan in place .

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Tusa Building

Joined March 2018

Hi there, we are a qualified builder LBP with 10+ years of experience in all types of construction. Renovations, new house builds, decks and general repair works. We offer a friendly service, we turn up when we say we will and we pride ourselves in quality workmanship.

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PaintRod Quality Painters Ltd

Joined March 2017

Give us a call to discuss your needs We can do anything from small painting/plastering renovations to the entire house interior or exterior Feature walls, wallpaper etc, we will do it!! We can also spray paint pretty much anything, using either an airless sprayer system or HVLP for fine finish so if you need that roof to be painted or give a quality finish to that pantry cabinets, draws,...

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Cadmy Builders LTD

Joined August 2011

We've Build in New Zealand since 2004 and other 15 years over seas.. I'm member of Certified Builders association and License Builder Practitioner, We are a small team of two ready to take over any jobs big or small. Alterations, Renovations, Extensions, New Build, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decks, Pergolas, etc... We have good recommendations at competitive price with a high standard quality. We c...

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Superior property maintenance

Joined October 2019

Hey, I've been in the building industry for 10years and now bring that knowledge to Superior Property Maintenance. Meeting all your property needs. Everything from odd jobs to renovations with a superior finish. Click for a no obligation free competitive free quote.

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Rainbowscapes

Joined March 2017

HI, Rainbowscapes is a garden maintenance, landscaping and general handyman company based in North Canterbury. We have lived and worked in the area of 12 years, building up a comprehensive and well rounded knowledge of gardens in the area. Hard or Soft Landscaping is no problem! We specialize in creating and maintaining you a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy and relax in. In addition we have a w...

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Think Construction Ltd.

Joined March 2010

Company Profile: We are a building company specialising in residential projects from small alterations to new house builds. We work with the client from the design concept through to the completion of your project (or anywhere in between). We work closely with designers (yours or ours), to ensure continuity and confidence in your build, from concept to completion. Personal Profile: Direct...

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Hamish Warren Carpentry and Joinery

Joined September 2019

Over 42 years time served with in the building industry, offering made to measure projects, refurbishment and general maintenance, competitive quotes with a happy meet and greet to bring your ideas from plan to finish. NZCB Member.

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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 ... .nz

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Chris Gabites Construction

Joined March 2017

Chris Gabites Construction is a small locally owned building company servicing the great people of Canterbury. Our background is new housing and renovations. We also take on repairs and house re-levelling, decks and fences. Farm shed and more. We take pride in giving you a stress-free building experience with competitive quotes.

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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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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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Dans Renovations

Joined February 2018

Dan's Renovations is a small company run by the owner Daniel. Dan has his LBP License and NZQA level 4 in carpentry and has been doing building & renovating for 15 years all over Africa and in Christchurch for the last 6 years. He has done many jobs for home owners in Christchurch with good results. He specializes in bathroom renos, kitchen renos, car ports, house extensions, decks, fences, veggie...

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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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Cournane 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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Farrell Build

Joined August 2018

Farrell Build is a local Christchurch based construction company. We are family owned & operated with over 30+ years of trusted industry experience. Offering a wide range of services which include; Architectural builds, Renovations & EQC Repairs

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Blair Anderson

Joined May 2020

Hey, have been a builder for the last 10 years. I am a qualified carpenter and have my Carpentry LBP. Can complete any Building related jobs from new housing to renovations or just any little jobs to do with carpentry and always done to the highest of quality.

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance was born out of frustration whilst trying to solve the same problems on construction sites time and time again. After working with a crazy amount of construction companies I`m ready to change the dinosaur ways of the industry. I want to feel proud of the industry I love whilst constantly shaking things up at the same time. I want to bring modern technologie...

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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management.

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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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