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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Garage/workshop/sleepout

Posted 6 days 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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Line small bathroom

Posted 2 weeks ago

line a small bathroom and put a shower in

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Chris Chandy

Posted 1 week 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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Chimney minor cosmetic work required

Posted 7 months ago

Need to fix up chimney. This is an existing EQC claim. Some minor cosmetics (nothing structural) and painting. 1 chimney (possibly more but in addition to the EQC claim). Bungalow.

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4th bedroom wall

Posted 4 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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StonyFlat

Posted 6 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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New bedroom, en suite and walk in robe

Posted 1 month 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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Close in Barn Bays

Posted 9 months ago

Close in 2 bays of a 4 bay barn with coloursteel. Install roller door on the front of each bay. Install door on the back of the barn. Partition off both bays inside. We also need to concrete the bay floors. I have put the concreting as a separate job on Builders Crack

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250m sq Fernside

Posted 2 weeks 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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Sliding door

Posted 4 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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Repairs to spouting

Posted 3 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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Pole shed... add one bay to existing pole shed

Posted 8 months ago

Extension of one bay on existing 4 bay pole shed. Front section (half) concrete floor ... roller door. Back half end wall only with side wall open to create wood storage area. Long run iron ... ironsand.

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Granny flat build

Posted 3 days ago

Granny flat build 75 sqm Ground up. Pole build

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New Build - Waimak Gorge

Posted 6 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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Repairs to spouting 2

Posted 3 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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Bedroom extension

Posted 4 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 4 minutes 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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Kit set Home assembly - including concrete pad

Posted 9 months ago

75 square meter Kit set home assembly - including concrete pad

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Chimney minor cosmetic work required 2

Posted 6 months ago

Need to fix up chimney. This is an existing EQC claim. Some minor cosmetics (nothing structural) and painting. 1 chimney (possibly more but in addition to the EQC claim). Bungalow.

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Tim’s Reno’s

Posted 5 months ago

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

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Recent building reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Water Tank Conversion to Cheese Store

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th December 2013

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove Yunca fire and surround, build shelves

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th August 2010

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Chimney removal - 2 storey - Cust

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2010

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kings Ave

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th May 2016

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

leakyhouse report

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2013

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Zombie Run for Lifeline

Work carried out by an employee of the company

4th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

laying foundations for house extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th August 2010

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sleep room addition

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th August 2016

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Bring house up to COC

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th April 2013

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small wall in a garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th December 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chimney and log burner removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd February 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New deck

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th July 2014

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

A dry construction in which to store our wood

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd August 2015

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

small earthquake repair jobs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd March 2011

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fencing - new fence and 2 gates to be built

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd April 2010

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

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JMatt Building & Construction

Joined October 2018

I have been in the building industry for the last 15 years. For the last 10 years I have been building high end architectural homes, but there is no job too small for me to complete. I am professional and will work hard to complete your job on time to the highest possible standard. Please give me a call today.

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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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Phormium Construction

Joined October 2016

Hi. We are licensed qualified builders and tackle any residential project, new builds, additions ,extensions, landscaping and maintenance. Our quotes are competitive and our work is done once and done right!

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ilko architectrure ltd

Joined November 2018

My name is Illia Ovsiiko, I/m NZ registered architect with more than 15 years of experience. We produce architecture that is bespoke, contextual and smart. We provide full architectural services from master planning and concept design, documentation for Resource Consent, Building Consent through to project construction and completion. We value your time, you value or quality services

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Stalwart Construction Ltd

Joined August 2007

Save moving and transform your house into your dream home with renovations, alterations and extensions, on time and on budget. We can help with plans and consents. If you want to upgrade to a New home, deal direct with the builder who is in contact the whole way through your project (not a salesperson). Plans available now to view and can easily be customized to suit you. Either new or...

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Russell Lilley Construction

Joined August 2016

Russell Lilley has been in the building business for 50 years and believes in good communication with his clients. He is very proud to have trained his builders in excellent workmanship and he is our quality control man. We have been instrumental in buying some beautiful architectural homes in Canterbury, building motels, building Rolleston Square Shopping Centre, Farmers Corner Retail outlet fo...

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H-T services

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T services 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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Cameron Bell construction

Joined July 2017

HI , I am the the owner operator of this small company we mainly Build new homes and do renovations but we will do anything no job is too big or too small eg Decks ,Driveways,Fences,Landscaping .I am a Hard worker and will always do my best to get the job done on time and are a licenced Building practitioner . ..

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alan isdale builders

Joined April 2018

Hi been in the building profession for 18 years, and are a LBP. I have worked mainly new home both architectural and for a housing company. I am also experienced in renovations and earthquake repairs. I have been self employed for the past 7 years and are fully insured. Over the years I have developed contacts which I can call on to help for bigger projects, or I can work by myself on smaller...

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Robertson Built

Joined March 2018

We are a small company looking to make a big impact in our region. We are committed to providing a great service at a the best possible price. Contact us today for more information, we are always looking for our next challenge.

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Strathclyde

Joined July 2014

Established in July 2014, TC Groundworks Ltd Trading As Strathclyde is a civil construction company based in Christchurch, NZ. We are a family run business who have been steadily growing based off our budding reputation. Our employees are generally multi-disciplinary, which gives our business a great versatility in the work we can undertake. Please see our What We Do pages on our website, www.stra...

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CT magrath Construction

Joined February 2016

Hi.We are a small building company based in Christchurch. We undertake all aspects of building work from New builds and renovations to repairs and general maintenance. We pride ourselves on efficiency, Quality and Communication and guarantee our timeframes. We Look forward to hearing from you.

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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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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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ESJAY Builders Ltd

Joined February 2014

ESJAY Builders Ltd have been part of the Canterbury landscape for over 20 years. Offering quality assurance and peace of mind to all our customers. ESJAY Builders specialise in Residential Design/Build and light commercial projects: New Homes Alterations Extensions Bathrooms & Kitchens Landscaping - decks, pergolas etc Earthquake repair ESJAY Builders can also offer: Project Manag...

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Remedial Works Tom

Joined January 2017

Hi I have been building for over 25 years. I have a range of skills from commercial and residential, decking, fencing to concrete works, new housing or even your renovation, EQ repairs or just general carpentry/maintenance. I am a LBP licence holder and we guarantee all works big or small. Very competitive with quotes and keeping within budget....

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Braden Nelson Builder

Joined April 2018

Hi, I have been building for the past 22 years, I have recently moved from Ashburton to Ch-Ch. Licensed building practitioner and member of Registered Master Builders. Specializing in renovations, additions and alterations, bathrooms, kitchens, decking. No job too small.

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Builderz Ltd

Joined March 2016

Hi, we are a small building company mainly focused on building quality homes and renovations, but we also tackle decks, fences, pergolas, flooring and weatherboard repairs. Our quotes are competitive, our advice is free, and our quality is guaranteed.

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Evergreen house ltd

Joined August 2018

Trying to think of the right builder? Need someone to guide you through your project? People who think their budget is low? High? All could be done through us.

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PD Arthur Builders Limited

Joined January 2019

I am a qualified, certified licensed builder with 30+ years experience building houses/over 60's units, alterations and general building works. EQC and insurance work are also areas of expertise along with driveways, paths and re-roofs.

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