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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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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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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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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 [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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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 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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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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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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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

Recent jobs posted

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Kitchen enlargement

Posted 3 weeks ago

To increase the size of our kitchen footprint we are absorbing the study. Taking down an internal wall it looks to me to be a support for two ceiling joists which I think need extending to the outside wall - about 1.5metres . i would hope that this could be done in a day by a registered tradesman.

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General hand - building

Posted 3 months ago

Digging and concreting in posts for outside 1.2x 2.4m horse arena mirrors Need somebody that can weld and then adjust the mirrors

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Dishwasher cavity

Posted 3 months ago

Turn existing cupboard into dishwasher cavity, power point and plumbing required. Looking for quotes

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Install Muros wall panels around fireplace

Posted 1 month ago

We’re after a builder who can cut and install panels as per video here: ... I will complete the filling/finishing part of the installation. Need to be installed week beginning 9 Sept around fireplace as per image.

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Watson Te Miro job

Posted 1 week ago

Install a ranch slider in the bedroom. Replace front door. Rebuild the front veranda. Prefer to have the job completed this year but we are flexible.

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Single Garage

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for a quote for a single wooden garage - character home style

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Princes St - Inspection

Posted 3 months ago

Issues with venting system installed last year as it appears to be drawing water into house. Installer can’t come around until 10 July. Inspection required: 1. In roof to check if open/closed cavity between block work & frame 2. Under floor for waterproof membrane 3. Are there any leaks from water main (tenants Bill was way too high this quarter but suspect it was because back tenants are drawing all water & is shared meter)

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Renovations in Existing Home

Posted 1 month ago

I need a builder to carry out some building works for a house renovation in Te Awamutu. The job includes turning four doorways into walls; building two new interior walls and two new doorways. The time frame for the works is between September 9th and 18th.

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Container Modification

Posted 1 week ago

Need to modify a 20 foot container to become a garden shed, but the critical element is that it needs to match the design of our house. House is monopitch clad with linea/celcrete. The container will probably look best clad with celcrete, and possibly with a simple monopitch roof and roller door. Ideally we would like someone with the ability to use design software to show us a couple of options so that we can visualise what it might look like before starting the build.

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Builder to work on new restaurant in Cambridge

Posted 5 days ago

Construction of the walls as per plans Install ceiling over bathroom Install hand rail in accessible toilet Install door to accesible toilet Build counter wall and clad around POS joinery once installed. Install signage. Install merchandise shelving (supplied by Habitual fix). Install slats to walls and part of the ceiling Install steel gantry Install leaners and tables and brackets for lights All plans to be provided Builder must be inducted to site and will oversee other trad...

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Deanne Browne

Posted 4 months ago

Hello The structure is basically up so I am needing someone to put up the iron on my 16 meter long shed. Thank you

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Outdoor pool room

Posted 2 months ago

Build a pool entertainment area, with fireplace a room to one side weatherboard to match the house etc and a large roof area the remainder . Approx 8x5 but happy to discuss.

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Fairview Reno

Posted 1 month ago

line an internal block wall in a 9x4 rumpus room, frame up and line a new ensuite bathroom, build a new 20m 1.5 high boundary fence, block off two old doorway, install a second hand ranch slider., and some general building work

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Fixing Garage

Posted 3 months ago

Have a garage that am looking at converting to an office. Needs new windows to be sealed up and roller door replaced with a sliding door. Looking at costings for this

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Fence Building

Posted 1 week ago

We are wanting to build a fence that is a mixture of iron and wood. We are wanting to supply the iron with all other material supplied by the builder. We do not require the lighting that you see in this image.

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Retaing wall

Posted 2 months ago

Build an engineered retaining wall 45m long up to 2m high . No backfill required , have to work with engineer for ps3

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Urgent jobs before house settlement (13 september)

Posted 1 month ago

Replace the missing North side vent grill. Re-mortar the hip caps on the roof as recommended in the report. Repair the small broken piece of spouting on the west side internal corner.

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Builders Report

Posted 3 months ago

I need a builders report done on a property I am purchasing by a registered builder - preferably early next week

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Module Creation

Posted 1 month ago

Cut and fit EPS panels onto a floor base to create walls and roof structure. Rivet into place on exterior corners and top using aluminium edging/bracing. Also internal edging. Insert two aluminium windows. Cut and fit panel door. Labour only. An ongoing contract for the right person.

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Builders report

Posted 2 months ago

I need someone to do a builders report on a house in Te Awamutu.

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Recent building reviews

With over 146,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Inside celling job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shrek Production Set for Cambridge Middle School

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Builders Report

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall Advice

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rhys House

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Builder Handyman

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Veranda Post repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

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Duane Jones

Joined July 2018

I am a qualified carpenter , with advanced building and construction qualifications earnt whilst living in Australia . I pride myself in doing what is best for the client , for having good vision to achieve all and more that the customer wants and expects

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LTW ROOFING

Joined January 2018

Here at LTW ROOFING we are here to understand all your roofing needs to ensure the best outcome on your project. We offer a wide range of roofing services from commercial and residential New roofing, re roofing in both long run, spouting, edge protection, and repairs on concrete tile, decromastic, membrane and re screw jobs and repaint using a airless spray gun system to give your roof the upmos...

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WAIKATO HOMES LIMITED

Joined March 2019

Waikato Homes is a Hamilton based builder specialising in New homes & Renovations. We pride ourselves on providing a top quality service & product no matter the size or scope. Our detailed Quotation includes a scope of works so you know exactly what has been priced for. We also include a Master Build Guarantee for all new homes & renovations. You will be given your own client access to our...

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BKF Builders

Joined May 2019

I am a trade qualified builder with 27 years experience in both residential and commercial construction. I am very professional and work hard to complete anything from new builds to renovations in a timely professional and reliable manner.

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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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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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Greg Woodley

Joined September 2019

Hi I've spent many years building and renovating my own residential rental properties and as a result I have acquired many tools and skills in this area including a 1.8 ton digger , building and engineering . Looking now for some contracting work in between major projects and hopefully some on going clients. Preferring outdoor work listed on this site is the type of work I most enjoy . I do li...

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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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Weinbox Builders

Joined November 2013

Licenced Building Practition­er with 15 years building and 11 years joinery experience­. Which means I provide a proffessional and prompt service with a high standard of finish. If you don't have the time or know how, we can take the stress, fear, and worry out of your project. So you can do things you want to do and enjoy life.

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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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Golden 5R Transport Ltd

Joined July 2017

We have exemplary qualified D-F-RTW endorsed drivers that can transport earth materials on site, had been Health & Safety inducted; with Site-Safe, TC Basic 1 (Traffic Control); We also have network of contractors, driveway asphalt layering and patching. Preparing topsoil for property /commercial building requirements e.g pool installation, property developments, excavating unneeded stumps/contami...

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Automatic Door Services

Joined February 2015

ADS repairs and supplies all types of Garage & Commercial Doors. Reliable 24hr service with excellent customer service. Our products range from entry level to high end, something to suit all budgets. All our technicians recieve on site safety courses and ongoing training on all products. We do say, Any door, Any time, Any Where! - Waikato Wide.

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Andy Smith

Joined April 2018

With Both Commercial and residential experience I have been in the building trade for over 15 years. I generally work on my own but have staff available for larger jobs as required.

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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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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Thomas Bird Building Ltd

Joined June 2018

Thomas Bird Building Ltd has been operating for 3 years now. Even though we speacialise in renovations and new builds there is not a job to big or to small. We are very professional in everything we do and work hard to meet deadlines. We where the builders for The Block NZ 2017 winners for Andy and Nate which was great experience to add to our portfolio.

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Lion Brothers Group Limited

Joined January 2018

We are a small company that specializes in New builds, home renovation, concreting, fencing, kitchen installations, bathroom renovation, decking, and more. We will meet every deadline, complete every job with the highest quality. You give us your budget, and let us work our magic. Please fill free to view pictures of some of the jobs we have already done. We pride ourselves on customer satisfactio...

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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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Leading Edge Electrical

Joined August 2010

We have been operating in the Waikato region for about 10 years and in that time we have developed a soild,loyal client base. We have achieved this by offering a prompt,reliable,professional service at a competitive price. So if you are looking for a Electrician you can rely on, who communicates well & has a great team give us a call!

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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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