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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Frame and Trusses

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking for a building team/ contractors to help with workload in early December. Needing a 220sqm house ready for roof. (stand frames, stand trusses, purlins etc) rates negotiable (hourly rate or square meter rate) all fixings and hardware will be provided.

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Seal Chimney

Posted 4 months ago

Our fireplaces have been removed but the chimney has not been sealed and we keep getting birds falling in, so need to seal off the chimney.

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Knocking down 2 walls. 1 is load bearing

Posted 3 weeks ago

2 walls. 1 is load bearing the other one is very small. Ideally want done in the next few weeks.

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Convert garage to sleepout

Posted 1 month ago

Need someone experienced to convert our garage into a sleepout, with kitchenette and bathroom.

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Garage into Room

Posted 2 months ago

I want to covert Garage into a room . Maybe like a proper bedroom.

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New residential garage

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, we are looking for options to construct a new garage at our home. I have been in contact with the Waipa council planners as the proposed structure breaks both road boundaries – Bryce St and Hamilton Rd are both less than the required 6m. They have advised that council would favourably consider resource consent given the following points: 1. The type of structure being considered – mono-pitch with low angle of roof line and existing 6 foot high fence obscuring it mostly from the road. 2...

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Pizza oven

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for a quote to build an outdoor pizza oven.

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External plaster repair

Posted 1 month ago

External repair of plaster (cracks and a small hole) to ensure water tight and extend life of building. As supplied building inspection. Please provide details of repair methodology and reference any standards or standard processes. Looking for fixed quote based on scope in report. Potential emergent work based on findings on site could be done based on verbal approval.

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Renovate/change Garage and other small jobs

Posted 1 month ago

Renovate Garage as and add on to a sleep out. Also other small jobs wanting quotes on.

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Replace existing window

Posted 4 months ago

Remove large garden window and install double glased window. Replacement wi dow on site windows 2x1.5 mtrs Owner can be labourer

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Garage into room #2

Posted 1 month ago

I want to convert my garage into a room

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Princes St: Garage repair

Posted 1 month ago

Two unit /two owner property in Cambridge. - with x2 single co-joined garages (separated by block wall) Garages circa 1960s. Leaks/lets water in. Minimal overhangs, block wall foundation (doesn't let water out), minimal flashings, gutters slope insufficient to drain water + driveway too high so will not help. Have repaired what I can along with replacing some roofing nails. Quote required to repair/replace/demolish

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Metal Sheath Floor Repair!

Posted 4 months ago

We are a 24/7 gym, with a raised platform for our free weights. There is currently a metal sheath edging to this platform (like a kick plate almost) that is need of removal and replacement as it no longer keeps tacked in place.

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65 sqm Hardwood Deck Required - Aspin Road

Posted 3 months ago

Can you please provide a price and estimated start time to construct the attached decking. We would like the top of the decks to be 140mm hardwood(Preferred Kwila but will take guidance here). They are low decks approximately 350mm high. Could you please price in two parts, total deck then the walkway separate. Depending on price we will confirm if we proceed with this part immediately.

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Labour Only Contracts - High end Builds

Posted 1 month ago

We have a couple of new homes in the Cambridge area that we require a competent, hardworking crew. LBP requirement for 'the Boss'. One home we are at cladding stage, so some exterior cladding, interior doors, architraves, skirtings, vanity install, fireplace feature install to be undertaken and completed at a excellent standard. Gib fix etc undertaken by others. Second house - about to come out of Council in the next few weeks. Standing Frames, Trusses, soffits and window install, claddi...

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Convert garage to sleepout

Posted 4 months ago

Convert existing garage to bedroom and bathroom. Need plans drawn and consent initially.

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Kit set Gazzebo assembly

Posted 2 months ago

We are after some one to assemble our kitset Alpine Gazzebo, every thing needed is there, just don't have the time.

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Portico Enclosure 12.6 sqm

Posted 4 weeks ago

We have a 3.5x3.6 roofed portico that we want to have enclosed which will increase size of our dining room area. We have plans from Architect and building consent. The builder recommended to us was supposed to start work 2 weeks ago and now after no contact and replying to messages we have found out thru the grapevine he doesnt want to do the job so we are back to square one. We live in st kilda Cambridge in 3 year old home, obviously want job done asap but prefer someone who is honest and w...

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Wooden bench to hold flower pots

Posted 4 days ago

bench needs to be 7 metres long x 700cm deep x 300 cm high

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Replace car port roof

Posted 1 month ago

Seeking someone to remove the tin roof on this carport and replace with clear Perspex or the like. Would require removal of old roof and pickup of materials

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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.

Safe installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Help with floor for fireplace hearth

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th April 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

fix garage timber & review guttering due to truck accident

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Complete Construction Services Ltd

Joined November 2013

I have been in the building industry for over 25 years , completing many building projects including new homes , additions and alterations , and a considerable amount of small maintenance work . We are very professional in our approach to building projects whatever the size and strive to complete them on time and within budget

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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BOLD Landscape Design and Construction

Joined September 2011

Over 30 years landscape design and construction experience. From a simple fence to a full residential contract. Happy to simply provide a concept plan with estimates on costs of work required, right through the finished product. Excellent portfolio can be provided upon request - ...

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Complete Construction Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Construction industry with over 20 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. Whether upgrading Kitchen,Bathroom,Deck,Fencing,Building,Plumbing,Electrical Gasfitting,Tiling,Painting we are the company that can make it happen With a wealth of knowledge and practical experience. Complete Construction we...

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Axiacon Limited

Joined June 2021

New Build - Our comprehensive packages include design and build for bespoke homes or alternatively we have some existing plans and templates which we can make work for you to create a unique home designed and built just for you. Reclad - Our cladding team is passionate and professional as well as being extremely knowledgeable about how to get your cladding into tip top shape again. We can u...

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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A Mac Projects Ltd

Joined September 2021

Hi, I'm a qualified builder and have 25 years experience in commercial and residential building including site and project management. I was part of a team who won NZ Commercial Builder of the year in 2010 and have managed many other building sites within the Waikato. I take pride in providing competitive prices and quality workmanship all delivered within decent timeframes. I also have many t...

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Dm landscape and gardens

Joined September 2020

I’m a young father of 3 heading out alone I can do gardens and maintenance to pavers etc Can travel though out bop and Waikato Happy to do free quotes Many thanks

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication and construction.

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SGT Construction

Joined January 2020

Hi We are new to builders's crack but can provide references for new builds and renovations. we are licensed builders contact us for quality work at reasonable price.

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BMK Carpentry

Joined May 2020

Hi, been in the construction industrys for 10 years, i have worked on numerous project from renovations to high end residential builds and also light commercial. I love my job, I Pride myself on doing the best job possible with keeping cost down and job completion on time.

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Supreme Site Services

Joined February 2021

Hi I have over 14 years experience in civil construction and property services from driveways,foot paths, retaining walls, fences, decks etc land and property maintenance.

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Endurance Electrical

Joined October 2016

Our aim is is to serve our clients in a friendly, enthusiastic, caring professional way, whilst ensuring we deliver a high quality product. We can assist in any electrical work you require from minor repairs, renovations, extensions, new house builds and anything in between. For a no obligation quote, please get in touch today.

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Adios Asbestos Removal Services NZ

Joined August 2021

Adios Asbestos is a New Zealand based company. We pride ourselves on the safe removal and disposal of all asbestos materials. Services include all types of asbestos (non-friable) from roofing (super 6,8 and 12), wall cladding, soffits, fences, sheds, garages and carports, asbestos pipes and cleanups. Or visit our website: www. ...

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KG property maintenance

Joined January 2021

... K.G Property Maintenance We are here to help we can supply A free quote anywhere around Auckland We can do (1)water blasting .house washing .footpath & driveway cleaning .roof washing .most & mould treatments .gutter cleaning/repair (2)landscaping .garden clean ups .tree removal .stump grinding .weeding & lawns .hardscaping (3)building .fence...

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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New Horizon Construction Limited

Joined January 2019

Hi, I have been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 10 years. I specialise in renovations/additions and new builds. Also do smaller jobs from time to time. Professional and very hard working.

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Fresh Homes Limited

Joined August 2021

Hi! With professional Builders, Cleaners and Gardeners on our team, Fresh Homes is a home owners one stop shop! No job is to small or to big for our builders, - Fences - Decks - Bathrooms - Retaining walls - Rental maintenance With weekly/fortnightly residential/Commercial Cleans -All eco products -Steam cleaning -Ceiling cleans -Window cleaning inside and out Our garden...

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Clear Property and Projects

Joined June 2019

Clear Property and Projects is a professional service that takes the stress out of those sometimes worrying tasks. From small around the house ideas all the way through to project management of large scale builds. We have you covered. A trustworthy source to help you out. Get in touch for an obligation free quote.

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Oncore

Joined September 2020

My name is Ajit Singh and i am resident of Rototuna north, Hamilton I Operate as an Independent Operator/Franchisee for ONCORE group which is part of Refresh Renovation group here in Hamilton. Me and My team will ensure you receive WORLD CLASS customer service and Value for your money. We are ONE STOP SHOP for all your household, residential and commercial needs. One call does it all..... Below...

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