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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Add on

Posted 11 years ago

EXTENSIONS Hi there we were wanting to add on two 20 sqft bedrooms added onto a small 2 bedroom house.

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Repair roof

Posted 6 years ago

We have a rental property in Wairoa which has a leaky roof which means water is coming into the bathroom plus one of the bedrooms in the house. This has resulted in part of the bathroom floor being rotten. We would like a quote for repairing our house. Our house is at 57 McLean Street, Wairoa.

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Builders in Wairoa

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for builder to put together kitset home in Wairoa. Please, only builders in Hawkes Bay or Poverty Bay need apply.

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Mahia batch

Posted 4 months ago

We are currently looking for a builder that is licensed and registered. To build and complete a batch in Mahia ( close to gisborn) Has been put through council in the boot is ready to start. Currently the downstairs garage and granny flat has been completed, however upstairs and final works need to be done.

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Internal & Seismic Strengthening Works for an ex school site

Posted 5 years ago

Kia Ora, we are a Kohanga Reo based in Wairoa & currently seek qualified registered licensed building practitioners that are available to start immediately for our job in question. We lease an ex school site that requires internal work to become code compliant as well as seismic strengthening works to the site in question. We currently have consent from our local council and seek a motivated team of experts to complete this phase of our project. If you are what we're looking for we would love...

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New Garage

Posted 2 years ago

Would like a new double garage / workshop 9m x 6m.

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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.


Quantum Residential

Joined October 2015

Quantum ! We specialise in cost effective, prompt, friendly, and efficient residential and commercial siteworks, hardscaping and general contracting. Concrete/asphalt Paving Fencing& decks timber & Block Excavation Painting Instant Lawn Water blasting Staining timber/concrete sealing Retaining walls We're little guys doing big things.... One job at a time allowing us to give yo...

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jm&pm coppell builders

Joined January 2011

Hi i am a building contractor with 11years building homes in the hawkes bay area also have experience in alterations shed/garage building ,decks,bathrooms,pergolas.Boxing and poring of path ways and other small concrete jobs.We are a team of two with my apprentice of 1 year

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MadaviProperties Limited

Joined August 2017

We are a small team specialising in home renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, decks fences and all those small jobs no-one else wants to do. Licenced builder

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Willys construction

Joined September 2016

I've been building officially for three years. If anyone wants good quality work for a great price, let me know. I can give evidence of previous work and previous clients. I don't charge the world like other tradies and I still take lots of personal pride in all my work. Cheers

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Nationwide Housemovers Ltd

Joined March 2011

Nationwide Housemovers Ltd was established by Robert Jones, who has had over 24 yrs experience in the housemoving industry. With a broad range of knowledge from the relocation of one bedroom granny flats up to the relocation of two story buildings. With Robert following the job through, from pricing to completion, you can be assured that you will have a direct contact at all times. This is...

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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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Joined July 2017

A maverick in the methamphet­amine decontamin­ation industry using patented sterilisat­ion technology to efficientl­y decontamin­ate all properties Services offered: Methamphet­amine Decontamin­ation Insuranc­e Claim Consultanc­y Areas serviced: New Zealand Wide, subject to availabili­ty Availability: We are currently available and can work around your level of urgency for services Our success...

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Kiwi House Inspection Hawke's Bay

Joined September 2018

Hi, At Kiwi House Inspections Hawke's Bay we supply comprehensive building reports at competitive prices. We are qualified builders and licensed building practitioners. We aim to supply our reports on the same day and can supply many forms of building inspection services. From residential to commercial to asbestos testing.

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Andy Hamer plumbing and Gas Limited

Joined June 2018

Free advice and Quotations. Certifiying plumber and Gasfitter 37 years service. Maintenance plumbing and 24/7 Emergency cover. Bathrooms Laundries and Kitchen renovations. Gasfitting,Natural and LPG gas work.New connections and Maintenance. Gas for cooking,Heating Hot water,Califonts and commercial Catering Equipment,Blue Seal, Moffat etc. Servicing and repairs to all makes of gas app...

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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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Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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Hawkes Bay Green Care

Joined March 2017

We at H.B Green Care offer the services of skilled professionals for all your building,landscape and gardening needs.We are here to help you achieve your landscaping project big or small.H.B Green Care offers the best service and prices in town to get your dream garden concept come true.

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Baywide Dingo's

Joined June 2010

Hi my name is David from Baywide Dingos. We have been working around Hawkes Bay for around 10years doing everything from Orchard frost protection trenching, retaining walls, lawns and landscaping, demolition, concrete breaking, concrete form work, to mass planting & full scale attacks on overgrown properties. We love the tricky jobs! We can increase the value of your home or investment...

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ResQ Property Servics LTD

Joined June 2017

Hi, I have been in the kitchen, BIC, Steel, Fencing, and modular building industry for more that 15 years, I also do renovations, inside and out, I am innovative with a can do attitude. and will be at your service in most instances, if the job is outside of my scope, I will be able to direct you to a specialist or "Just the man for the job". I will treat you and your property with Integrity...

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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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Bev Entwistle

Joined August 2016

Hi, I'm 62 yrs old experienced Brickie specialising in Brick & Stone. Have worked in NZ since arriving in 93. mainly Kapiti Coast my mission statement if it's worth doing it's worth doing well, I take great pride in the finished job.

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HomeTech Solatube

Joined April 2011

HomeTech has been providing and installing home improvement products to New Zealanders since 1992 and has more than 70,000 customers across the country. From Kaitaia to Bluff, HomeTech’s nationwide network of credited installers and contractors install daylighting, condensation control, ventilation, heating/cooling, skylights / roof windows, hard wired fire alarms and attic stair solutions. Hom...

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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Joined August 2011

floor and wall tile layer, water proofing in all and any wet areas, over 20 years experience in residential and commercial tiling, stone, ceramic, mosaic, design and lay, i have done some building, plastering and painting. look at sites

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Pinpoint Construction

Joined November 2016

I have been in the construction industry for in excess of 12 years completing projects ranging from renovations, commercial, industrial and architectural. I am also a third generation carpenter being taught by my father who has given me the old school work ethics. This is reflective in both quality and time management with a core focus on delivering projects on time and under budget. Over th...

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