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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Move door and build wall

Posted 1 week 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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Living room extansion

Posted 2 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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Balcony cutout and preperation

Posted 3 months 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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House extension

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Mini Golf platforms

Posted 7 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 7 months ago

Looking to convert a single car garage into an office

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Dividing large house into 2 separate living units

Posted 6 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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Carport

Posted 3 months 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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Entrance extension

Posted 2 weeks 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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Remove tile cladding & replace

Posted 3 months ago

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

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New Garage with closed in breeze way between house

Posted 7 months ago

Build garage and breezeway. Also need a draftsman.

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Shiplap feature wall in master bedroom

Posted 2 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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Gibbed out windows and doors

Posted 1 month 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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Carport

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Measure floor area for entire house

Posted 4 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 block garage #2

Posted 6 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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Concrete pad for garden shed #2

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Fireplace Surround

Posted 3 months 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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Dividing large house into 2 separate living units #2

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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House extension

Posted 1 month 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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Recent building reviews

With over 172,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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

Fireplace Surround

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovation

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8th February 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

carport

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Paul duffy

Joined August 2015

Qualified carpenter,I have 5+ years experience in carpentry. I pride myself in doing good work and completing it on time. I provide competitive quotes.

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Knuddy homes limited

Joined May 2020

Hi My names Ben I’m the owner of knuddy homes We are a small team oh high end carpenters that take pride the our work, and would like to help with your needs

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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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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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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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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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Built up contracting LTD

Joined June 2020

Hi, we are a small company who strive for perfection. We have a diverse team who have dealt with a majority of renovation projects around the country. Numerous house foundation repairs and house re leveling, our team also deal with restoration projects. We pride in keeping jobs to the time frame. Whether it's one pile or twenty piles needing replaced, even that old fence replaced or a new deck to...

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit gintas.co.nz

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Back Country Customs

Joined October 2019

Hi Im Benji , i have been in the building sector for many years . I specialize in all non structural renovations and all other handman jobs. I pride myself on delivering great workmanship at affordable prices and all work is quoted .

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Ian L Skinner Builder

Joined May 2020

With over 40 years continuously in the building trade we have the experience to complete your project and give you confidence. Whether it’s renovating your home, adding a room, deck or upgrading your bathroom you can have confidence in us. Licensed Building Practitioner in Carpentry

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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. In Summer we seem to do a load of gardening & landscaping but it certainly does not scratch the surface of what we do e.g. - Interior & exterior painting of house walls, trimmings & window frames - Wooden window frame repairs - Wall & floor tiling - PVC gutters...

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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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A White Creative Construction

Joined February 2017

Hi There. I'm a builder with background in boat building and high end architectural work, but lots of diverse experience in many areas. I pride myself on attention to detail, great finishing and thinking outside the square.

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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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Pro Build

Joined November 2014

HI. I'm an LBP builder with 19 yrs experience on residential projects.I have extensive experience on earthquake repairs, alterations and new builds. I have access to a professional team of subcontractors. Together we can tackle a wide range of projects and have a high standard of quality. Steven.

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Rpm carpentry

Joined July 2020

Hi, I have been building and renovating homes, properties and businesses for 12 years and have exeptional experience in property maintenance and renovations. We are passionate about our work and love seeing the clients reaction to their homes becoming exactly what they wanted. We pride ourselves on offering a very competitive quote, completing the job on time and on budget with the utmost quali...

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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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Wilson Construction

Joined October 2015

Hi, I've been in the building industry for just over 17 years. From Residential to Commercial, Extensions to Renovations, North to the South, U.K and back I enjoy a challenge, any job or task you may need done I am happy to help or at least point you in the right direction - no matter how big or small. I have passion for helping people bring their dream to reality.

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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#123243). I have a broad experience in structural design, seismic assessment, repair and stre...

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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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