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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Rotten Boards on windows

Posted 3 weeks ago

Rotten boards on window frames x 3 need fixing or replacing prior to house repaint. I have photo below.

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Extend existing double garage

Posted 5 months ago

Our garage consists of space for 2 cars and has a Man Cave area incorporated at the back in an extension that was added before we owned the property. In order to accomodate 4 cars and make a smaller gap between the rear of the house and the front of the garage we would like the garage to be extended forwards. We have an existing tarmac drive and the existing garage sits around a concrete base. The tarmac in front of the garage will need excavating to remove some old tree roots which are erupti...

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Builder required to quote enclosing of underhouse carport

Posted 5 months ago

We're wanting to enclose an underhouse carport. Including entry door and window. Time frame: Would like to get the job done before Christmas.

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Ceiling reinforcement

Posted 5 months ago

Removing an old brick chimney that appears to be bolted to ceiling battens. We need a builder to reinforce the ceiling so it is independent from the chimney so we can continue removing it.

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Framing and gib

Posted 4 months ago

Master bedroom needs four walls and a ceiling framed and possablllly the ceiling gib As part of a sound proofing job maybe more work depending on how smoothly things go, soundproofing related work. The room measures roughly ... high.

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Tv wall

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for some one to build a tv wall over an existing wall. 140mm x 1600mm x 2400mm Lined with 10mm gib 90mm coving Skirtings Move existing power point up wall move existing aerial over 1.2m Plaster finish.

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Garage renovation #3

Posted 2 months ago

We are re mortgaging to finish our property and renovate the garage into a usable space. One of these jobs is raising the floor, building a wall with a door installing a ranchslider and possibly new windows. also possibly installing gib. Getting quotes for the bank. garage is approx 13m x 5m

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Build interior wall and door

Posted 5 months ago

Build interior wall and door.

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Shed base

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, I need a shed base for a new shed, 3 x 6 metres. Ground is fairly level and is next to my garage.

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Self contained unit and carport

Posted 2 months ago

Convert existing double garage into self contained unit with kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. Build two bay carport.

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Quote for garage conversion

Posted 2 months ago

I want to get an idea of cost to convert one side of our double garage into an office space. So garage door replaced with window/sliding door, new window put in, gib lining for walls and ceiling etc.

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Builders - SQM or Hourly Rates

Posted 6 months ago

We have nine units to build in a Factory in Cambridge. The job offer is for SQM or hourly rates. We supply all materials and sub-contractors. The project has commenced and is in a controlled environment undercover in a Factory. Once finished, all units will be transported to site. Looking for a building crew to do a labour-only contract - sqm or hourly rates. Contact me for a full set of plans. Erect profiles and set out building · Stand pre-nail frames, fixings and plates ·Form w...

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Cavity slider and internal wall

Posted 6 months ago

Remove exiting double doors going in to lounge, frame out and install new bi-parting cavity sliders. build new internal wall in dining area to create small hallway leading to master bedroom. Change door handles out.

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Door installation

Posted 2 months ago

Installation of 1 internal door, including gib and architrave.

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Help with floor for fireplace hearth

Posted 1 month ago

After someone who can help drop the floor/part of remaining chimney and prep/box the area in preparation for our new hearth and fireplace. Ideally within the next week or two.

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New home build on a Section

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi I am a builder who can build home on ky section in fixed conditions with having master building insurance. 458m2 land House size 183m2 4 bed(master bed room comes with standard size plus all remaining room true size of 3x3) 1 living/ lounch 1 dinning 2 bath Small kitchen pantry Double garage excluding washing machine Separate washings machine area Please contact me if you want Kind Regards

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Framing

Posted 1 week ago

Help out timber framing for 1-2 weeks only Even a couple of days this week.

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TV recess wall

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for some one to build a tv recess wall over an existing wall. 140mm x 1600mm x 2400mm Lined with 10mm gib 90mm coving Skirtings Move existing power point up wall move existing aerial over 1.2m Plaster finish.

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Complete bathroom renovation

Posted 1 week ago

- supply and fit skirting board and window architrave - patch small hole in wall (light fixture to be removed from wall) - make holes for extractor fan unit - fix bath lining (some additional gluing needed on one edge) - fit glass bath/shower screen - fit vanity - make holes in vanity for waste and water pipes

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Build Garden beds/planter boxes

Posted 7 months ago

We need some custom planters for vegetable gardens built out of macrocarpa

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Recent building reviews

With over 193,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Builders Report

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Malcolm Elliot-Hogg

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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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World wood ltd

Joined September 2017

We are a friendly team of professionals who know how to build or upgrade your house. Our prices are very attractive and the quality of the work will make you wonder. - Decks and fences

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Enhanced renovations ltd

Joined June 2018

Hi there Enhanced renovations are here to make your renovating experience easy and enjoyable from start to finish. With over 18 years of renovating experience we have a high standard and an eye for detail and we aim to work alongside your budget for you to receive the best value for money. If your looking for an affordable, quality renovating service with devoted builders to add value to you...

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Z&D Construction ltd

Joined February 2020

Z&D Construction is a newly formed Construction Company based in the Rotorua. We work in Bay of Plenty, Matamata, Piako and South Waikato areas. Our team Zac and Dallas have 31 years combined experience in the construction industry including but not limited to. New builds, Renovations, Roofing, Extension, Decking. Project management Our team look after any job from start to finish. In...

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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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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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Pouwels Structure Development

Joined January 2021

New business on the scene as of Janurary. I have 5+ years experience building new homes, commercial structures and medium to large sized renovations. Some of the services I can provide are: additions/extensions, decks, fencing, bathroom and kitchen renovations etc. What you can expect from Pouwels Structure Development: - Professional service - Reliable workmanship - Fast and punctual c...

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Gomobi contracting

Joined June 2020

Hi we are a small team of handymen consisting of a gibstopper ..handyman and a painter working across the greater North Island doing odd jobs. We specialize in all Interior Prep & Painting..gibbing. our painter is also available for light handyman jobs. ************************************* We also have an arborist on board for all your tree felling/landscape needs! *************************...

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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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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates specialise in roof leak repair, Skylite change out. Chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning & repair. Moss treatments of roofs, concrete & paths. Detergent house washing & fly & spider treatment. Landscaping, tree trimming and all those jobs you don't want to do. Any questions please contact us through builders crack. Kind regards Steve.

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Maintain to profit

Joined March 2017

We are a renovation and maintenance company, who project manage the work using our teams of sub contractors. We negotiate great rates with our contractors, meaning no extra cost to you for one point of contact and project management

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D B and J F Holdings Ltd

Joined July 2019

Hi l have been building for 30 plus years and have recently teamed up with my son to direct him into a future building businesses. He has 10 years plus building experience. We have experience in light commercial, new builds and alteration work, smaller concrete pours. Also enjoy smaller jobs, decks fences, bathrooms etc.

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O'BRIENBUILDING&MAINTENANCE

Joined July 2018

I have always been a builder, and often prefer the challenges that renovations, and repairs bring, I have a great work ethic, that keeps me pushing myself, My own standard of work required is high, making it appealing to my clients. I am friendly and approachable.

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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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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. ...

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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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AWM Limited

Joined January 2018

AWM Ltd is an Asbestos and Methamphetamine removal company which is licensed with WorkSafe to remove both Class A & Class B contaminated material. Asbestos can be found in textured ceilings, cladding, fencing , lino and roofing in both residential and commercial areas. We have our own Supervisors and a Telarc Certified Safety Management System in place. Services Include: * Supply testing f...

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Xpress Design & Drafting

Joined January 2020

Hi, we are a cost-effective Architectural firm specializing primarily in concept design and building consent documentation. From the smallest of renovation/alteration to complex new builds including hill builds. We also provide a wholesale schedule of fees (trade rates) for ongoing working relationships. Keywords in our toolbox being: NZS 3604, New Zealand Building Code, Timber Framed and Steel F...

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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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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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One Little Job Ltd

Joined May 2012

I am a licensed builder with 40 years experience. I have been self employed for most of those years. I have worked on many of the biggest projects in Auckland including Princes Wharf. I can supply references if required...

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