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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 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

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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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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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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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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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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Dividing large house into 2 separate living units #2

Posted 1 month ago

I have resource and building consent from Waimak DC to divide a large house in Rangiora into 2 separate living units. This entails re gibing a internal wall with fire rated gib board and constructing an ledge around a small section of the house between the division of the 1st and 2nd levels. I have had all specs engineered and a fire engineer report to obtain these consents.

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Build 6x7 garage

Posted 7 months ago

Hi foundation will be down, need build wooden double garage All materials supplied. Price to build asap. Build by end January . Please phone Russ or Rose ...

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Tiritiri Moana Drive

Posted 7 months ago

Build house from Imagine Kit homes, Australia. House delivered as kitset: Steel Frames, Windows, Roofing, Exterior linings, Interior linings, doors, architraves. I have some trades covered myself- although open to options. House aiming to arrive (in container) late Feb/early March. Plans are consented and available. House: 177m2, Single story, Mono Pitch roof

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Measure floor area for entire house

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for someone to measure floor area of entire house and provide floor plan and confirmation via business letterhead of total square meters please.

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Concrete pad for garden shed #2

Posted 1 month ago

Two prices one for a concrete pad and also a price to make up a kit set garden shed

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Remove tile cladding & replace

Posted 2 weeks ago

Price for removal of tile cladding around front entrance and pillar and replace with timber cladding

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House extension

Posted 2 weeks ago

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

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Concrete block garage #2

Posted 3 months ago

Require quotes for building portions of a 7.59 x 6.19m concrete block garage. Trusses etc, roof, guttering, door reveals, apex's, side door & window installation etc. Urgently require someone to set out garage & also drive extentions & paths for ground prep firm who are on site now.

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Small bedroom extension

Posted 7 months ago

1930s weatherboard home, wanting to extend very small bedroom by approx 4m x 5m. Concrete patio attached to house however extension would be ideally over the original concrete that was original laundry (in picture) happy to have a lower roof height so it looks like a “lean to” in keeping with the character of the house if current rules allow.

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Carport

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need a large carport built, approximately 3x7metres on an existing concrete area

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Renovation

Posted 8 months ago

I would like to remove a couple of walls in my house to extend my lounge and also renovate my bathroom. I would also like to add a fireplace.

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Dividing large house into 2 separate living units

Posted 3 months ago

I have resource and building consent from Waimak DC to divide a large house in Rangiora into 2 separate living units. This entails re gibing a internal wall with fire rated gib board and constructing an ledge around a small section of the house between the division of the 1st and 2nd levels. I have had all specs engineered and a fire engineer report to obtain these consents.

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Builder

Posted 8 months ago

Building of a new 240 Sqm home as per plans

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Balcony cutout and preperation

Posted 1 month ago

We have a balcony upstairs off the bedrooms (solid plaster over hardiback) where we would like 4 sections cutout and all prepared so we can add wrought iron into the gaps between the columns. Balcony is approx 7m long. We would like the section at each end cut out, along with 2 large areas along the front which are between plaster columns.

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Carport

Posted 2 weeks ago

build a carport 9m x5m with coloursteel sloping roof,guttering to one side towards water runoff. Posts, either brick to match house or wood to be concreted into ground.Level,gravel surface. Will require electrian to install lighting. Possibly one side to have coloursteel panel for privacy and weatherproof

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Fireplace Surround

Posted 4 weeks ago

The measurements would be height 110.5cm, wide 150.5cm depth max 20cm, Sides 15 cm wide with a gap for gas fire of height 91cm, Wide 120.5cm (we would of course want the person making it to come out and measure up themselves before making).

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Mini Golf platforms

Posted 5 months ago

I need 9 mini golf platforms made they will be made out of plywood with a timber edge to stop the ball. They are for outside. They will need a hole drilled for the golf ball and also a couple of block obstacles.

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Convert Garage

Posted 4 months ago

Looking to convert a single car garage into an office

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New Garage with closed in breeze way between house

Posted 5 months ago

Build garage and breezeway. Also need a draftsman.

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2 x Carport

Posted 5 months ago

Would like a quote to build two carports either side of garage .

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Recent building reviews

With over 165,000 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

2 x Carport

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 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

4th bedroom wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Jellyman Construction Ltd

Joined January 2020

Hi, we are Licensed building practitioners and have been building and renovating homes for over 20 years. We specialise in home renovations, and are excited to work with you on your project. We work hard to finish projects on time and on budget, and will keep in contact throughout the build.

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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. Im your one stop shop to take care of your project.

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LAB

Joined September 2019

Hi, LAB is a stress free construction company that will do all types of building work at competitive rates. Our team are highly experienced, friendly & professional and are dedicated to ensuring a high quality level of workmanship.

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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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Gibson Building Services

Joined July 2019

Hi there. I am a NZ qualified builder and work for an architectural building company based in Christchurch, specialising repair work and new builds. I am experienced and passionate about building, joinery and woodwork. You will see in my profile photos some examples of the building/renovation work that I do, as well as handcrafted/refurbished furniture and cabinetry. No job is too small, I’m alway...

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H D Cambridge ltd

Joined February 2018

Hi,we are a small local building team specialising in new builds,renovations and small landscaping jobs i.e. decks and fencing. We pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of work and completing jobs on budget

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ko plumb ltd

Joined April 2012

OK Plumb ltd menu # Plumbing # Drainlaying # Waterblasting # Roof leak repairs/replace iron coloursteel. # Spouting leak repaires/replace # Log burner installs # New house plumbing/drainlaying

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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TS Built

Joined May 2019

Hi, Tom here - nice to virtually meet you. I'm a NZ qualified builder with 10 years' experience under my belt, covering all components of residential building, renovation and commercial construction. I love doing jobs of all sizes - small jobs, that when completed have a positive impact on your life at home; and large projects that require creative problem solving. I put communication at the f...

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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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Alba Build

Joined August 2016

A LBP builder who has over 12 years in carpentry and building. Past experience is wide and varying, from new builds and extensions to whole house re-clads and decking. Happy to provide quotes and undertake all aspects of building work. Working with clients to achieve their goal, on time and on budget, is of paramount importance.

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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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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With over 15 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng 239682) based in Christchurch but has undertaken projects all around the country. I am also an Engineering New Zealand Practice Area Assessor for Structural Engineers and a Auckland City Council Producer Statement Author (PSA#123432). I have a broad experience in structural design, seismic assessment, repair and stre...

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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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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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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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Dans Renovations

Joined February 2018

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

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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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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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Limitless Property Services

Joined December 2019

**Covid 19 update** As per govt level 3 lockdown instructions, I will be able to resume working providing I stick to strict Health and Safety rules. I am more than happy to work in with you for contactless services. My name is Dan and I am a local from Christchurch. I am currently living in the Selwyn area where I have just built a house. I am a qualified LBP licensed builder with 13...

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