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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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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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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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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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Decorating a Child's Bedroom? Here's Some Great Tips!

Posted 28/03/17

Decorating your child's bedroom can be an enjoyable, yet challenging task. We share some tips on how to get the best out of decorating this room... Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedro

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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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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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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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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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

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Coverting Garage to Office space

Posted 1 month ago

Looking at some pricing around converting a garage space to a office. Stand alone garage, will need power too

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Fix wall and sort a garage

Posted 9 months ago

We are moving into a 1930's villa in Te Awamutu. Presently, there is a large lean-to 'garage' that needs to be fixed and doored - or removed and a new one built. We also have an outside weather board wall which has separated that needs to be fixed. And we may need a concrete pad for a shed. This is the list so far, but we don't move in until the 25th May.

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Wall Advice

Posted 6 months ago

We need to know if we can knock down an internal wall - i.e. is it load bearing or not? Should be a very quick job - Just advice on state of the wall - no actual removal The wall framing is already exposed (gib removed on one side), easy access under the house and around the top of the wall (ceiling gib is removed too) Ideally need this done either Monday or Tuesday - There is time pressure

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Inside celling job

Posted 5 months ago

We require a qualified builder who is experienced. It involves the insulation and put up celling board etc inside of an outside studio. We would like quotes too please

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New house extension

Posted 8 months ago

New extension of 122.8m2 to an existing dwelling of 46m2. Two verandahs to be added Of 27m2 each. One covered patio of 32m2 . One stand alone garage of 54m2. I will supply my own plumber, electrician, roofer. We have plans drawn up and wating on Building consent.

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Renovation building jobs

Posted 8 months ago

Moving a wall and turning the conservatory in to part of the house

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Builder Handyman

Posted 9 months ago

I have several jobs want done. Put small roof on existing verandah Piece of rotten biscuit board inside ranch slider replaced. Thats why I want small roof over verandah. Remove roof on small garden shed and insulation put under roof to eliminate condensation. Existing small garden next to house to have boards put around to give me a raised garden

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Garage 1.0

Posted 5 months ago

New garage needed. Old garage needs removing/destroying and new bigger one built. Current one only has a dirt floor and too small to fit car inside.

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House addition

Posted 7 months ago

To complete house addition we’re trusses meet existing roof. New addition is already on piles and frames up

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Skirting to walls commercial project

Posted 5 months ago

Walls skirting about 20 lineal metres

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Need a bench top planed down to fit an old wall

Posted 3 months ago

New bench top won’t fit on one wall in our scullery, to afraid to try myself. Willing to give someone a box of beers to help me out. Quentin ...

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New Double Garage

Posted 2 months ago

We would like a new double garage built at our place in Cambridge. It is a flat piece of land. We don't have any plans drawn up so we're looking for a builder who will have existing plans for a basic double garage 6x6 or 6x7. A cinder block or other brick construction would be great. Cheers

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Small renovations

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there, I am reaching out to a couple of builders looking for quotes. My family are going to be selling our property in Cambridge and are considering getting a couple of jobs done prior to putting on the market. We are looking at changing an old glass sliding door that was once an entrance but is now internal door due to an extension done ages ago. We want this door changed it can still be a slider but not glass ... dont know if u understand what I mean. We were also thinking of hav...

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Flooded driveway

Posted 8 months ago

We share a long driveway that floods in the rain

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Removal of Load bearing wall

Posted 6 months ago

removal of a load bearing wall

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Internal Doors and Hole in Gib

Posted 3 months ago

We have two internal doors that need to be replaced and painted and holes in Gib from shebox size down to fist size which need backblocked repair and repaint of whole wall up to 4m.

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Dbl garage relocation

Posted 7 months ago

Hi there, we have found a second-hand double garage we would like to buy. If we go ahead, it needs to be taken down first and put up at our place. Both properties are easily accessed. We need to concrete prior to erecting the garage at our place. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks :)

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Small porch area

Posted 7 months ago

Hi, We are looking to add a small porch to the front of our home. It needs to have a space that is wide enough to be able to fit a couch/fridge through. We are open to ideas so long as it gives us a place to take off our shoes and escape the weather before walking through the main door. We do have some other small jobs available if interested .

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Extending back of house

Posted 2 months ago

I have a 3 bedroom home and would like to extend the back out onto the existing deck and a further 1 meter out to add an extra bedroom and new kitchen dining area. house is a 1960 weather board / fiberlight constuction already have plans and specs plus council permit been approved. looking for a licensed builder. who can build to lock up stage i will supply the materials needed.

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Shop entrance repair

Posted 7 months ago

A concrete ramp leads up to a small wooden landing at the rear of a shop. The wooden landing has sunk slightly and we require it to be extended and leveled up.

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Recent building reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Sticking door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2013

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Hardwood Deck (approx 50m2)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th September 2011

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Inside celling job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2018

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

34 Spencer St

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2016

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

Restore rear door frame in garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th June 2013

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

Farm kitset shed.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

villa.

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

28th June 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Veranda Post repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall and ceiling repair and remodel

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2011

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
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

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Another hand ltd

Joined February 2018

Hi I am a true handyman that has a massive range of skills, 1 of my team is a qualified builder so we have a lot of bases covered. We do fencing, decks,retaining walls,pergola,bathrooms,painting and much much more

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The Reno Guys

Joined June 2013

Hi there, We are a construction company who specializes in home extensions and full home refurbishments. We do carry out new build projects from time to time as well. We have many great ideas that come from years of experience gained from home and abroad. Whether it be a classic or contemporary look you're after we can take care of it from concept through to completion.

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Lehmann Building Limited

Joined September 2016

I have been building for 14 years and have formed own business about 2 years ago. I do any jobs from New homes , Renovations , Concrete and Decks. We will do all work to the highest quality and standard at a fair price. we are members of the certified builders so can offer the 10year halo warranty.No job to big or small we can do it all.

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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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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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Acorn creations

Joined May 2011

Hi am a qualified tradesman with guys we make a great team we can do all the joinery & renovation work,bathroom renovations that you need done email us today we pride ourselves on providing competive quotes and the completing them on budget

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ctc civil

Joined July 2010

We have been in buiness for 16years as ctc civil ( and working in the industry for over 25 years) We specialise in drainage, concrete works (floor slabs, drives etc), footing, piles, earthmoving, underground services,hot mix,tilt panels, retaining walls and sub-divisions etc. We work in the residential and commercial fields, jobs large and small and are very competitive. We are a close commited te...

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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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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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NuVista Homes & Construction

Joined March 2014

Hi, I’m Brad Roberts, the Director of Nu Vista Homes & Construction. We are a family operated business with over 10 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. 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 and understand what you wa...

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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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Rooney Builders

Joined October 2018

Old school registered master builders. Chris being in the industry for 40years priding himself on price point and good quality works. We can do anything, from project management to everyday handy man chores. Just ask and we can help. We travel all over north island for your needs.

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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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Vaneo Limited

Joined May 2015

Hi, we do all sorts of renovation jobs, kitchens, bathrooms, painting, section tidy-up, organise carpet and vinyl, gutters. Complete turn-key solutions and quality workmanship. We are GST registered and provide a tax invoice for every job.

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Quality Roofing

Joined January 2018

Hi there, My name is Laken, an experienced roofer (5 years). I take pride in my work and stand by every job. I am proud to say I have a solid track record of roofing and labouring projects, both independently and as a team player. I am able to provide labour (skill & expertise) to home & business owners for small to medium size jobs (given materials are provided) , and come equipped with my 3...

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Swanson Builders

Joined May 2018

Swanson Builders have been helping people achieve their dream homes through renovations for the last two years. Before that Ash worked in many building sectors, such as interior fit out, formwork construction, landscaping and extensions and renovations. This has given him invaluable skills to help you achieve your vision, whatever that looks like for you.

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B O L D Landscape Design and Construction

Joined September 2011

Over 20 years landscape design and construction experience. From a simple small fence to a full residential contract.Happy to simply provide a concept plan with estimates on costs of work required. Excellent portfolio can be provided upon request - simonmasters21@gmail.com

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VR Builders

Joined June 2015

Your looking for a builder we can help.. call us for an instant rock solid competitive quote so you can begin your project with confidence. We are busy but always keen to keep the work coming, our new clients are often referred by existing clients, we appreciate that and look forward to working with you next

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Evergreen house ltd

Joined August 2018

Trying to think of the right builder? Need someone to guide you through your project? People who think their budget is low? High? All could be done through us.

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DNT construction

Joined January 2018

We are a small family owned construction company we have been around for 3 years now. I've been building for coming on 20 years. We cover pretty much all construction. From changing door handles to building apartment blocks and everything in between. We offer quality service on time and on price. Call us any time for a free quote

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