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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Here’s a guide on the types of cladding options and materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each other.

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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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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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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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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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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 As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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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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Latest building case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

NZ Decks: Here’s 5 Awesome Before and After Transformations

Check out these before and after deck photos from our homeowners, plus, we ask all the juicy questions to help get you in the know for your own project.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Pocket Rocket Building owner shares her women in trade story, about how she made the career change from corporate leadership.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

Budget blow-outs, schedule delays and an unforeseen scenario - this bathroom renovation's got it all! See the incredible transformation.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

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

Foundation quote

Posted 3 months ago

Hello, I am trying to decide between two different foundations for a TC1 section (Geotech report given and Engineers recommend TC1 waffle-slab/rib-raft or MBIE Type C foundation - stiffened, widened perimeter foundation with slab on ground). Therefore: I am looking for quotes to do a) a 200 m2 foundation as a TC1 waffle slab/rib-raft and b) a 200 m2 foundation as a stiffened, widened perimeter foundation with a slab on ground (ie MBIE Type C foundation).

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Sundry building work - repairs & renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Roof leak repair x 2 Gib / ceiling area water damage repair / replacement, plastering internal X 4 - 5 areas Shower & basin removal & replacement Shower leak repair

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Help...

Posted 4 weeks ago

Water damage - Skirting needs to be replaced-ASAP

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Spa Cabin with Verandah for outdoor dining

Posted 2 months ago

I'm wanting to build a Cabin with bifold door approx. 3.5m by 4m with a verandah approx. 3m x 3.5m. The cabin area is to house a Spa pool and the verandah area is to have an outdoor BBQ area / kitchen (no Plumbing). The site is relatively flat but may require some minor work. Ive attached a photo of the style im after with correct window layout but bifold doors instead of the sliding so the Spa can fit through or a removable alternative that allows a 2.3m spa to fit through. A solid floor will b...

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Quote crack exterior wall Rangiora

Posted 1 month ago

Hi Looking to get a quote done on a crack on exterior wall. Need it done asap. Eqc scope will be available.

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Prenail frames for new build

Posted 2 months ago

Require pre nail frames only for 250 m2 house

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Roof vent

Posted 3 months ago

Supply and install roof mounted electric bathroom vent in cathedral ceiling

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Catio

Posted 2 months ago

Need a catio to be built 3 sided against our house timber framed with wire mesh sides and roof

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Wardrobe extension

Posted 2 months ago

We are wanting to extend the size of our current wardrobe. We are wanting this to extend closer to the door so it is double the size at least. The new wardrobe will replace the dresser that is currently there. See photos attached. We are needing this done before the painter comes in on the 18th November.

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Remove and install aliminum windows

Posted 3 months ago

Am looking for builder window installer to remove approx 18 windows and install aliminum windows. I have them already made and getting delivered next week. Am looking for someone to take them out and put them in

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Greenhouse assembly

Posted 1 month ago

I’ve started the job but going to take someone with more now how in a hurry

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Garage Conversion

Posted 3 months ago

We are wanting to convert two rooms from our garage into one big one, like a hobbies room/spare space. Job would include ensuring roof doesn’t leak, installing pink Batts (provided), raising the floor off the concrete block to ensure warmth, installing plywood board, installing ranch slider, and lights/ electricity to be added (garage currently already has power and lighting.

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Build kit-set 4 bay pole shed

Posted 2 months ago

I am looking for someone to build a 4 bay pole shed with one of the bays being enclosed. The kit-set for materials is already on order. It will also require a concrete pad to the enclosed bay.

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Full House Build

Posted 3 months ago

Build a 4 bed 2 bath house in Fernside based off plans we have had drawn up.

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Pole shed

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for someone to build me a simple 3 Bay pole shed in Eyrewell Forest area. No floor required. Bare,flat land, good access.

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TV BRACKET

Posted 2 months ago

I need a TV bracket installed in my daughter's bedroom. For a size 42 inch tv

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Load bearing wall removal + new wall installation + window

Posted 2 months ago

We are flexible, happy to wait and will pay deposit. Just looking for someone who is easy to work with and has the right experience. This is a 1945 build, 2 story house with a dividing wall between lounge and kitchen on the 1st floor. The wall is likely load bearing, based on the way the trusses are arranged in the roof. We would love to have this wall removed, so that its open plan. This will likely require a structural engineer to review. There is an existing 2-door wide opening, suggestin...

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Carport Construction

Posted 1 month ago

I would like to change the side of the front fence to a sliding gate (that looks like the fence) and have a concrete pad and carport structure built in the front yard. Would like to have something that compliments with the house and add a bit to the existing driveway to enable access. Open to expert advice/opinions. I don't know what would be involved with permits and not sure of cost.

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Replace section of soffit

Posted 1 month ago

I have a couple of small sections of soffit that have been damaged. Sections are shown in the photo attached. The job is to have both of these sections replaced with the same or a similar material.

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Double Carport

Posted 2 months ago

Hello, we are wanting a double carport for our property in Cust. There is work required on the driveway before construction but we are keen to progress as soon as practical. We saw the attached image in Victoria AU. I am able to complete the wooden walls myself but need the steel framing installed by someone who knows what they are doing! Please contact me at your earliest convenience Colin

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Recent building reviews

With over 210,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Building an “eyebrow “ over a door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th February 2021

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

Replace skirting boards 5 -6 metres

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Building report needed for insurance company


28th May 2021

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

Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

carport

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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URBANZ Construction Management

Joined November 2016

Hi and welcome to URBANZ Construction Management. I have recently set up a new business getting involved in the Construction Management side of residential earthquake repairs and renovations. I feel there is a major gap in the market for experienced builders who know the nuts and bolts of managing earthquake repairs, renovations and the on-sold repair programme. I have been a builder for over...

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PJR Construction

Joined August 2019

Fully qualified and licensed builder with 16+ years experience. Spent the last 5 years specializing in cladding and window installation. Happy to take on any building work and have many contacts for other tradies if needed. Hit me up for a quote. I will do my best to keep it reasonable.

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Felarca Builders Limited

Joined March 2019

Hi we have the right experience, knowledge, tools,peoples to do big or small from A to Z jobs.for Residential and Commercial like Decking ,Fencing, Cladding, Framing, Concreting, Plastering, Painting, Suspended,Ceiling, Tiling. We are very professional and hard work to meet deadlines for projects completion. We pride ourselves on providing quotes and then completing job on budget

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The Black Fence Company

Joined December 2019

the Black Fence company provides building and maintenance services. Including; fences, gates, decks, pergola's and much more. I provide great communication and attention to detail. I also provide other home improvement tasks and maintenance.

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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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Gracious Living Property Maintenance

Joined July 2016

Small enough to listen...Big enough to deliver! With 25+ years experience in ALL aspects of home renovations repairs & maintenance. Below are just a few examples of what we do:- - Interior & exterior painting - Wooden window frame repairs - Roof cleaning & spraying - Waterblasting - PVC gutters & down-pipes repairs & fitting new - Waterproofing & removal /replacing of old roof nails & caps...

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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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Skull & Crossbones Construction

Joined July 2021

We are 2 brothers who have worked extensively in the USA & New Zealand and have a combined experience of 30+ years in residential & light commercial construction. We are LBP accredited, professional in our approach & completion of all projects, the 2 guys you meet are the 2 guys who will work on your project. Call us & we will meet with you, give you our expert advice & a competitive quote.

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PS Civil Limited

Joined October 2021

Professional with over 15 years experience and a can-do attitude, I'm an operator in Civil works with a background in Landscaping and Conservation. I am a specialist in reclaiming overgrown vegetation and steep terrain maintenance. I uphold personal satisfaction and dignity in completing every job, big or small, to the highest standard and satisfaction.

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Sembel it

Joined February 2021

Big or small we do it all. 20 plus years industry experience. Honest and quality workmanship with reviews to back up. Price competitive and we go the extra mile Police vetted. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We aim to exceed your needs and expectations.

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NZ CCS ltd

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. ...

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Lourie construction

Joined November 2021

We are a small localy owned and operated building company just getting started. Our Director/Foreman has been building new homes and general building work in the North Canterbury area for the past 10 years. We strive for customer satisfaction and completing the job on time and on budget

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Habitat design & build limited

Joined November 2021

With over twenty years experience in the building industry I can help with your next building project from big jobs to small with a focus on quality workmanship ,efficiency and affordability .

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A D White Builders ltd

Joined August 2016

Registered Master Builder with over 15 years in the trade. Quality and accountability comes standard with no job too small and I'll work in with clients to ensure that work gets completed on budget and on time. I specialise in renovations / additions and maintainance. I can take care of the project management or work in with clients and their projects as needed.

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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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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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Daniel

Joined March 2019

Hi, I have been in the construction industry more than 30 years.I am specialise in renovations and new builds, decks and fence.I am a LBP as well. Nice to meet you and give quotes and we can work from there. Cheers Daniel

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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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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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