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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Minor Dwelling

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are wanting a turn key job done. Minor dwelling that can be two stories high. We have had some plans done as well as town planner reports, surveyors and hydrology reports. We're not crazy about the plans so are open to new ideas. We're also open to prefab as long as all the prep work etc is also done

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Rain water coming under the house

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, There is water coming underneath the basement area in the house when there is rainfall and is getting quiet muddy down there. Also would also like to have some sort of ventilation system installed down in the basement Thanks

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Replace bricklite/fibrolite base with new fibrolite

Posted 2 weeks ago

The home is a standard ... 's group home with thin bricklite on the base. it has been tested and shows traces of white asbestos. this needs to be replaced with a fibrolite board in order for the sale of this property to proceed. The hose is on a slightly sloping section, so hight of the base varies from aprox 1m on one end to 40cm on the other end.

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Wall + Door

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need an internal wall done with a door. Estimated sizes: Wall - 2.3m x 1.65m Door - 1.98m x 0.81m Need the door lock installed as well. I’m after estimated costs at this stage.

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Outdoor flow

Posted 1 week ago

I am after someone who can replace the window with sliding door

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House Reno

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are wanting to renovate our current carport and garden shed and also repair the cladding/plaster/concrete on the house. (sorry I am unsure what it is)

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Lockwood wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need a small lockwood wall built using the pieces of another lockwood wall that was taken down. You need to have experience with using lockwood.

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New lynn Interior renovation

Posted 4 days ago

Builder required for interior renovation of new lynn home. Areas:new kitchen,dinning hallway loung bathroom, toilet and add on extra bathroom. Plans available to review on request.

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Garage massey

Posted 2 weeks ago

Needs to be built from the ground up and is attached to the main house Plans and concents are done and is ready to start

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Installation of Car Port

Posted 1 week ago

I need steel posts to be installed into ground with concrete then erect roof and install sheets for roofing

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Weatherboards

Posted 1 week ago

Replacement of vertical shiplap weatherboards (HP52) in two garage walls where bottoms have rotted. Each wall approx 6 m.

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Shipping container cladding plus windows and door

Posted 1 day ago

Need a builder to quote to do the following modifications to my 20ft shipping container. External cladding, 2 doors , 4 windows, Insulation, Carpet, Gib.

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Soffit and fascia repair/replacement

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need to repair/replace a fascia and a soffit board. The house is a 2 levels. Fascia board is at the highest part left side of the house. Soffit board is on the same side of the house but at the lower end.

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Replace rotten weatherboards

Posted 1 month ago

Rotten weatherboards in 2 areas of house, one area needs waterproofing to prevent water leaking downstairs. Probably 2-3 days work

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Woods to repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

s not about the roof and about the outside woods near the roof is worn out needs to replace the woods as once you see what I mean as like someone to looks at it and how much is needs to repairs it. can you give me a text number then I send you photos?

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Kitchen extension

Posted 3 weeks ago

To build a 25 sqm stand alone kitchen extension .

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Fence replacement

Posted 6 hours ago

Fence on garage roof/patio needs replacing as it's rotting and not to code. Open to style ideas but initial preference is horizontal palings with little to no gap Fenced area 9700 x 3700 x 9540

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Building Garage

Posted 1 week ago

Would like to Build a garage and budget is $35000-$40000

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Building Work

Posted 2 days ago

Small building Job work includes: Replacing old sheet cladding with new, building a soffit and moving exterior door. Possibility of more work in the future. May suit semi retired builder or someone with a small gab in their schedule

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Carport

Posted 1 month ago

Carport - 20 Square Meters (approx) Pitched roof Gables Guttering Garage door fitted on front On concrete pad

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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.

Kitchen / Lounge renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Installing a new outdoor clothesline

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internal Wall Demo

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Internal door and framing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Assemble and install kitset carport over concrete driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th December 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

To fix damaged wall & seal fireplace wall properly & seal chimney top


15th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove Kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Building a doorframe

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove wall in Kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Maintenance and Gardening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th August 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Removing wall, support , gib

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd December 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Refresh Sleepout

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

50m2 House Extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall repair/replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New canopy / awning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

barge board repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Soffit and fascia repair/replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Modern deck space

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

baywindow repair from water leaking in damage to wood and sealing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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H&S Precise Construction Ltd

Joined April 2018

To introduce myself, I’m the director of H&S Precise Construction Ltd. Have had experience in mixed Commercial and Residential Building Projects over the years. Had been working in a couple of Private Residential Projects. Recently, I’ve registered a company as above and gathered a quality team of 10. 1 qualified and 15years + experience in building commercial & residentials under his belt(...

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Smurf Village Builders

Joined January 2015

With over twenty years experience in renovating we pride ourselves on giving you a quality finish at a fair and affordable price. We can manage your project from concept to completion or provide you with help completing renovation needs. Whether it is a new bathroom or kitchen; painting, flooring or landscaping - we offer excellent customer service; realistic pricing and sound advice based on ou...

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TL Builders

Joined August 2014

Hi, I have recently started my own small business. I am a registered and certified builder working within the industry for 12 years. We are a group of hard working and professional men and aim to provide competitive quotes and complete jobs within budgets. We pride ourselves on paying attention to the finer detail while being efficient with time.

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INNOVATIVE BUILDING WORX LIMITED

Joined September 2016

OUR COMPANY Innovative Building WORX Limited, We focus on exceptional quality, planning, and safety to ensure the best outcome for your Construction projects. We built a strong reputation for delivering a quality service, on time, and at an affordable price We undertake a variety of work for a wide range of clients from small residential renovation projects to New builds, Commerical projects....

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Everlong Construction Ltd

Joined April 2018

Timber & Steel framing, wall framing, rafter, purlin, joists, ect Install substrate materials, wind barrier Eco-ply, RAB board, Hardie products, etc GIB fix & stopping Cladding, timber weatherboard, Hardie products etc Doors & windows fixing Finishing trims, timber Scotia, skirting, architrave Anything relating to carpentry

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True Timber LTD

Joined October 2013

Hi, my name is Danny and I have been in the building industry for over 17 years. Over this period I have learnt a great deal and what stands out to me the most is that people are looking for workmen that they can trust. I have also learnt that trust is a two way street. We are not a team of cheap handymen and if this is what you are in need of, please look elsewhere. I have had the pleasure of wor...

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RenoWorx

Joined May 2018

We are a team with a wide skill set in all building aspects. We Pride ourselves on doing a top quality job in a timely manner. No job too big or too small. Please take a look at our facebook page or Trade me advert under "Callem Construction"

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Shire Geotechnics ltd

Joined March 2018

Shire Geotechnics provides a wide range of civil engineering services, including geotechnical ground testing and reporting suitable to support the building consent process, timber pole retaining wall design, assessment of building settlements, landslide hazard assessments and geotechnical site inspections for construction work.

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Realbuilds Ltd

Joined October 2018

Hi, we are a 4 year old family business with 22 years experience in building .We specialise in new builds, renovations,decks pagolas,retaining walls,colonial restoration. We are hard working, professional and strive to meet deadlines.We pride ourselves on providing top quality work with competitive quotes and staying on budget

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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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AA Building Services Ltd

Joined June 2017

hi, i'm Adam - an architect and builder from 2005. I have 12 year experiences in design and building. Giving an amazing services and affordable prices for customer are our company goal. Our team will give competitive quotes and completing jobs on your budget. Please check our website: aagroup.co.nz

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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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Golden hammer

Joined February 2017

Hi, my name is Saeid Shabani. I am a builder and carpenter and have been working as a builder and carpenter for over 24 years. I have been working in New Zealand 5 years as a builder and or carpenter. I have a site safety card, I also have my full drivers licence. I own all my own tools and equipment and have a good experience in a lot of different fields. I have been living in New Zealand for o...

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Custom Renovations

Joined September 2009

I am a qualified builder and cabinetmaker. I am also a Licenced Building Practitioner. We do renovations, house alterations and extensions. We also do decks and fencing, kitchen and bathroom renovations, house maintenance. Free quotes available

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are uk qualified with over 30 yrs experience. LBP carpenter & site 2. We specialize in repairs,bathrooms and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting.We are very flexible to your needs.

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Custom Living Construction Ltd

Joined July 2017

Custom Living Construction is a building company that holds a very high standard to detail, we are mainly in renovations from doing bathrooms too full exstentions

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CM Projects Ltd

Joined January 2015

CM Projects Ltd is one of Auckland’s leading residential renovation, new home, and light commercial building specialists. Whether you’re looking to renovate or extend your existing home, restore a house, build a new home, or fit-out a studio or light commercial building, CM Projects will project manage the job from start to finish. If you’re looking for a building company that is about precisi...

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MPV Building Services Ltd

Joined August 2011

Been living and working out west for over 30 years. I'm into doing it right first time. Satisfaction guaranteed. Dislike people being ripped off. Fully equipped utes for a quick no mess, no fuss job. All debris removed. Hard to find good reliable help these days. In my time I have done a multitude of various types of jobs and projects. Some of these include Walkways, Bridges, Stairways. Various...

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Love Building Nz Limited

Joined November 2017

Hi William here from iv had 17 years experience in various types of construction from foarm work .reinstatement Work.Concreting ,asphalt,prep etc.Last 5years carpentry I am currently full time building looking for Handyman work repairs, rebuilds, renovation projects all your basic property maintenance to waterproofing demolition work fencing pagolas , retaing walls , decking.gates to gibing p...

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OEG Services

Joined October 2017

Design and Build Bathroom & Kitchen Renovator and general building maintenance. While we specialise in bathroom and kitchen, we also do full house renovation from time to time. A one stop shop to provide efficiency and confidence in providing competitive quotes with clarity and then completing jobs on budget and on time.

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