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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Carport repair or replacement

Posted 3 days ago

Old carport attached to a house (which extends to form a porch) needs repair or replacement. Needs to be done before winter as the existing roofing is damaged.

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Garage - Ceiling repair, painting and new flooring

Posted 5 days ago

We have a double door garage that is in need of a clean up. We want to be able to park our cars and also use it as an extra play space for our children. It has a concrete floor, and a floor to ceiling shelving along one side. We recently had a water leak in the pipe above the garage ceiling, which has caused part of the ceiling to dip, and there are visible cracks. The job will involve: - repairing the ceiling - replacing the insulation up in the roof where the leak happened - paintin...

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Boxing work and cladding of underside of house

Posted 1 week ago

I have a property in Swanson I am perparing for a rental. I need some work done to building a cover on the sewage tank opening. I also would like to close in the underside of my house (2 walls in total) , it is on a sloping section and has a large cavity under the property, I would like to put panels or wood covering over it, not to make it weather proof but just to enclose it in. This work needs completed by the 15th of February.

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Extension of Kitchen over existing ~ 5m2 verandah

Posted 1 week ago

Extend existing kitchen over external verandah (on existing posts) including roofing, guttering and weatherboarding. Install window (this can be good quality reclaimed) to match existing bronzed aluminium windows. Move existing external highlight window to new wall. Replace existing french doors onto deck with internal stud. Extend internal bamboo plank flooring throughout new space. Photos to follow. There will be additional jobs to follow from this, including; 1. Installation...

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Build cabin/sleepout

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking for affordable builder to build sleepout

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Build extra bathroom

Posted 3 weeks ago

I want to build extra bathroom at my house, want someone to give me quote

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Remove and reclad old weatherside

Posted 2 weeks ago

The back of the house is weather side, the other sides are plywood, i would be supplying the new sheets of a plywood or similar to be decided, but require estimates on price of removing weatherside and recladding with new sheets , all sheets are 2400 high now, and 12 metres wide to be cladded, new cladding will be same thickness

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Remove old chimney

Posted 1 week ago

We need a quote to remove an old chimney, depending on cost either partial or fully.

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Repair/ rebuild Two Exterior Stair Cases

Posted 1 week ago

The metal framing on two exterior staircases is corroding. Frames need to be rebuilt (timber would be fine). The stairs themselves can be reused. Front staircase is 5 stairs and approx. 1 m high. Rear staircase is 6 stairs and approx. 1.4 m high.

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Massey Weather board Fixup

Posted 1 day ago

Weather to be replaced. Looking for quotes for someone to do this for me? It looks like an MDF fibre on the inside. Would like to see if someone has any piece available they could bring with them and repatch this board or replace it. Please contact me if you have any questions.

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Front entrance deck

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, I would like to redo the small front entrance deck to my home to make it more refreshed and private. It may need the foundations posts replaced as well. They would be at the height required to eventually put a clear awning/roof type thing above. I want to put two tall recycled plastic patterned garden screens (from bunnings) up in place of the current rail and a couple of steps from the lawn side. I would ideally like for the job to be done by the 26th Jan. Is somebody available t...

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Timber frame repair and leaking roof

Posted 1 week ago

Finish off partially completed replacement of rotting timber frame. Also suspected leak in corrugated iron roof, estimate for patching up if possible.

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Remove fireplace flue etc

Posted 3 weeks ago

Remove fireplace flue etc replace tiles

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Build 2 rooms (1 ensuite ) at my existing property on top

Posted 1 week ago

Hi We want to build extra 2 rooms including 1 ensuite at our existing home. Want builder can do full project including consent from council, designing etc. Please visit property and provide quote. Thanks Jitesh Ganatra

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Beam installation

Posted 1 week ago

Mount a beams/ sleepers onto concrete block wall for aesthetics/ display in retail shop. Job required to be completed by 13th January.

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Internal Wall required

Posted 2 days ago

I have removed French doors which has left a space of approximately 960 x 2190 I need a wall built in with insulation of which I can provide unless you have spare to fit the small space. I also need it gibbed to. Thanks

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2 single carports

Posted 6 days ago

2 single carports to be built as part of a 2-lot subdivision. Concrete pads will be installed so a quote for the frame and roof plus guttering is required

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Garage conversion

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking to create an office space within a double garage, ensuring the design enables the remaining garage space to be used to its best potential (ideally leave one car space, and storage). Need help with vetting design ideas and completing the building work. Garage is currently unlined and has some gaps that let dust in so would want this rectified too. Potentially want to replace windows and doors too. Expected cost noted is just TBC

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Heritage home extension

Posted 3 weeks ago

1930s heritage home requiring internal renovation and ground floor extension. Works required end Jan 2020. Looking for a building quote from those who may have availability at that time and solid references for previous work. We would like to complete phase 1 only as per the attached crude mock-ups, essentially completing the ground and 1st floor extensions and connecting those spaces with the existing house ONLY. All other spaces remain as per current building. There are existing counc...

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Small job

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Our wooden shelf in our bedroom closet has fallen down. The shelf was resting on a bit of wood which has come off. I was hoping someone could help me build a sturdy shelf that is not likely to break.

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Recent building reviews

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decking/balcony and glass handrail

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

external door into garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Commercial - Wall removals

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re gib interior due to roof leak

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replacing ceiling panels, installing new door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

13m residential fence

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovations 1950s single storey rural home

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

3rd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace carport roof

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Skirting Boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

small alterations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need a deck built

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small job


1st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Remove and replace a window. Replace rotten boards

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

security sceen door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of internal wall for installation new wardrobes


17th December 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete Garage Wall have water marks repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair of bathroom floor and wall next to shower

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

7th December 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

cut 2 holes in fibrolite (possibly asbestos material note sure) #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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Bathroom Renovations

Joined July 2017

Hi I am an experienced interior repairs and maintenance with over 14 years experience in the trade, what sets me apart from most of the other contractors is that I do the job my self with my team I am on site everyday to finish the job on time on budget and guaranteed workmanship, We specialise in Interior Lining > Renovation-start to finish > Bathroom reno/ Grouting/Repairs > Tilig, Splash...

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27 Building Services Limited

Joined January 2019

With plenty of years of building experience etched into my toolbelt, I'm ready to take on whatever project you're dreaming up. You'll find my prices reasonable and my work is top notch. I'm very passionate about ensuring that you are satisfied with the result. Let's have a chat about how I can make what's in your mind's eye a reality.

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Building Design

Joined December 2012

OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL SERVICES TO OUR CLIENTS. We help to get your property ready to live in or Sale. If you thinking of Sale or Buy a property we can help. Handyman services, renovating projects - complete or partial renovations. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. Our projects...

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L & B Construction

Joined September 2019

We have done renovation in houses, painting and decorating, concreting, fencing, and cleaning in and outside the house or offices for 12 years. Our professional, honest and hard working team will go extra mile for deadlines and to suit your budget. We specialise in any renovations from roof to floor and outdoor. We also do smaller jobs that no one fill do. We promised competitive quotes and all cu...

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are UK qualified with over 40 yrs experience. . We specialize in building repairs, bathrooms, and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting. We are very flexible to your needs, to suit your budget. Apply for a free quote.

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On Time Maintenance Ltd

Joined April 2019

Handyman , Repair and maintenance in general anything wood or steel works . House , gates fence ,decks , soft chemical wash and high pressure cleaning house , drive ways etc

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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 9 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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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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Wood Work Projects

Joined October 2015

Wood work projects is your one stop shop when it comes to do with anything with wood. 12 years experience in the joinery trade and a qualified craftsman insures you a quality and accurate job first time. Specialising in exterior joinery, retro fitting double glazed timber windows, and special one off projects. You dream it, we can build it.

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Supreme sections gardening landscaping

Joined April 2017

We are a gardening landscaping service covering most of auckland. We can do everything from lawns and maintenance to building your whole outdoor area. Great rates one stop shop anything outside you need get in touch and we can sort it. Supremesections.co.nz for more info. Chris

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Blackstone Project Management

Joined June 2019

We provide fixed price / fixed timeframe renovations for homeowners and property investors from kitchens and bathrooms through to full interior and exterior renovations, basement conversion and extensions. With extensive experience in the building and construction industry and a great team we are able to offer peace-of-mind that your renovation project will be done effectiently and to a high stan...

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Builders With Attitude

Joined October 2019

Hi,We are new construction company but our workers (crew) have 5-7 years Experience in different trade...eg fence,concrete,form work,insulation,framing job, cutting and drills concrete and specialising in Seismic joint installation... We can do any job big or small ,new or old job In the other way we can demolition and rebuild from time to time... We are very professional and work hard to meet d...

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REEF VIEW CONSTRUCTION LTD

Joined July 2017

We've been building new homes and renovating old ones for the last 10years. We deal with all aspects of carpentry big or small. Our team is trade qualified & LBP registered, insuring 100% satisfaction. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing it on a budget.

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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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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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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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Handy King

Joined May 2018

Hi, My name is Kingy I work for 2 small company Cooper+Cooper Renovation & Earthmoving as a excavator, I also work as a Handyman after hours and weekends and I Specialize in installing Door, locks, door closer and window locks, retractable awning, TV/dryer wall mounting, Retaining wall & fence work, Gib fixing, Gib stopping, house demolition, pressure waterblaster cleaning, furniture mov...

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PANNA Woodworks Ltd

Joined December 2014

Twenty years of experience in all kinds of wooden,laminate and engineered floors installation, deck building and water- blasting . We are owner operators that are honest, hardworking and committed to a friendly customer service. Many satisfied customers through the years are the proof that we have been doing jobs professionally. We offer a great job at great rates and we take huge pride in turnin...

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pro wire

Joined December 2010

Hi we work from hamilton to auckland we have been doing jobs from new homes full renovations ,to the smallest jobs ,we pride ourselves on punctuality, and 100% customer satisfaction ,we always clean up after ourselves and offer helpful advice and ,no obligation free quotes ,our prices are always competitive .

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Coolfalla Construction

Joined October 2019

You've got to be awesome to be a 'Coolfalla'. We specialise in new builds, renovations and improvements. We will work with you to make sure you get what you want. We are professional, hard working and strive to exceed your expectations - on time, and on budget.

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