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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New build

Posted 9 months ago

Looking for builder to put up kit set home

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Windows with a view 2

Posted 3 years ago

Price wanted to Remove rotten sections of wooden door frames, surrounds and window frame. And replace with good wood Outside work. I want the job done asap end next month completion at the latest. So if you cant do it in the timeframe please do not contact me. I will be there from tomorrow for a few days so can show you what needs to be done and get your price. Looking forward to hearing from you. I had a guy lined up but he has let me down, so I have a good idea of what the job is worth...

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New Kitchen remow install and general building

Posted 2 years ago

We require a builder to remove a interior wall,replace the ceiling and remove and install a new kitchen,plus the plumbing and electrical.Work is in Kurow North Otago.

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Sleep out

Posted 2 years ago

Hi. We are keen to build a sleep out on our property. Ideally we would like it to have a little bathroom attached (toilet, hand basin and shower). We have a concrete slab where it could go or we would have to build on the lawn from scratch. The sleep out will need to fit a queen bed (for when family visit) and a small wardrobe. I have attached a small little plan. The marking would be where lights go etc. Thanks

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Cabin - could be built offsite

Posted 3 years ago

We have had plans done for a simple one bedroom cabin, 27sqm, for our section in Duntroon. We also have a materials estimate from Carters that includes the pre-built frames and trusses. I already have quotes for plumbing, drainage, electrical, tiling, roof etc so it would just be the building we need quotes for. It could be built offsite and relocated. Timber piles and floor, ply lining, weatherboard cladding.

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2x Room Extension + Ensuite #2

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are wanting to build 2x extra rooms onto our existing home plus ensuite to form an L shape house. We are also wanting a large deck built enclosed in the new L shaped space. Work is from start to finish move in ready. I have attached photos of our existing house plan along with the new design plan. New renovations are not drawn to scale. Room 4 - 5x3 metres minus hallway Room 5 - 5x4 metres Ensuite - 3x3.5 metres (flexible on sizing depending on price) Deck - 15x5 metres from western...

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Retaining wall

Posted 1 month ago

We need a retaining wall done at the back of our property behind our house. approximately 10 metres in length and 3-4 metres in height . Open to options on how it's completed ie can be staggered sections or not and can be wood or concrete .

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Upgrade of rowing club upstairs for a new resturant

Posted 3 years ago

Hi the Oamaru rowing club are looking at leasing the upstairs of the row club for a restaurant. We are looking for a builder who can give us a quote on the cost of the upgrade required to be able to lease this

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Shop fit out - Oamaru

Posted 1 day ago

After Builders or Builder + Labourer/apprentice to help out on a shop fit out in Oamaru. Contract rates to be discussed. Job will involve demo, construction of new walls, install of insulation, gib, joinery, doors etc. There’s a number of these fit outs to do over the South Island so all going well there will be continued contract work. Reliability and an eye for detail is a must.

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Odd jobs

Posted 4 months ago

e. Around near the front door there is another storage cupboard and there is a new man-hole in the floor underneath here which the floor joists are 125x50’s, not 100x50’s, all still in very good condition. It is a shame that the access into here is quite tight as they have not removed the floor joist that is running straight through the centre of the opening, it can be done and framed out , there is a gap between the metal framework and the white lining, there does look to be a bit of a se...

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2x Room Extension + Ensuite

Posted 1 month ago

We are wanting to build 2x extra rooms onto our existing home plus ensuite to form an L shape house. We are also wanting a large deck built enclosed in the new L shaped space. Work is from start to finish move in ready. I have attached photos of our existing house plan along with the new design plan. New renovations are not drawn to scale. Room 4 - 5x3 metres minus hallway Room 5 - 5x4 metres Ensuite - 3x3.5 metres (flexible on sizing depending on price) Deck - 15x5 metres from western...

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Bathroom wall

Posted 3 months ago

Needing the bathroom walls relined and new vanity put in.

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Sleep-out hut

Posted 2 years ago

Build a simple lined hut that will be used for off the grid accommodation. 4mx6m. One room. Would have small wood burner installed. Small kitchenette with gas burner and plumbing to outside. Ranchslider across the front. Colour steel exterior. To be built on piles. 2m deck out the front. Very simple project.

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Windows with a view

Posted 3 years ago

Price wanted to Remove rotten sections of wooden door frames, surrounds and window frame. And replace with good wood Outside work. I want the job done asap end next month completion at the latest. So if you cant do it in the timeframe please do not contact me. I will be there from tomorrow for a few days so can show you what needs to be done and get your price. Looking forward to hearing from you. I had a guy lined up but he has let me down, so I have a good idea of what the job is worth...

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Retired Builder needed

Posted 1 year ago

Levels taken on slope of section and also (if possible) some poles put in ground with concrete to be used as foundations for small cabin.

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New home - labour only

Posted 2 weeks ago

Builder required for labour only build in Waimate

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Liveable barn

Posted 1 year ago

Current builder short staffed and happy if i find additional help. Pole shed with livable area.

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Shag river lifestyle

Posted 3 years ago

Small 1 - 2 bedroom open plan

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Builders Report

Posted 3 years ago

Looking for a builders report on a property im looking to buy.

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Garage conversion

Posted 1 year ago

Build room in existing garage, line walls, remove roller door and replace with double (French doors).

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Built up contracting LTD

Joined June 2020

Hi, we are a small company who strive for perfection. We have a diverse team who have dealt with a majority of renovation projects around the country. Numerous house foundation repairs and house re leveling, our team also deal with restoration projects. We pride in keeping jobs to the time frame. Whether it's one pile or twenty piles needing replaced, even that old fence replaced or a new deck to...

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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With nearly 20 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng ... ) based in Christchurch but carried design projects all around the country. I am also an Engineering New Zealand Practice Area Assessor for Structural Engineers and a Auckland City Council Producer Statement Author (PSA#... ). I have a broad experience in structural design, seismic assessment, repair and streng...

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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Beaumont Homes

Joined February 2017

Licenced Building Practicioner , Carpenter and member of Certified Builders Association, 20 years building experience in all types of residential and commercial builds. Very easy to interact with, reliable ,approachable and trustworthy. We also specialise in smaller jobs such as attic stairs and attic storage and pre purchase/sale building reports.

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Taurus Built Ltd

Joined September 2019

I started Taurus Built Limited in 2017 in Central Otago, with 1 house for GJ Gardener, a 170 Square meter deck and a single employee. Fast forward to today and we are a company with 8 Employees, operating in Central Otago/Lakes, Christchurch and surrounding areas. With a Hill job in Akaroa to an alteration in Twizel, it is safe to say Taurus Built will take on almost every construction task. Ta...

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Eur roofing ltd

Joined February 2021

The human mind is the limitation, roofing can be folded like origami more questions feel free to ask or check out cassbayhouse on Instagram or grand designs.

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Ben can sort it

Joined February 2015

Hi Im Ben and I have experience with over 100 Projects throughout the South Island, ranging from small landscaping projects to land and home packages, starting from the ground up . I have over 10 years experience and still love my work. In the past I have been a foreman on multi million dollar commercial projects and currently work as a project manger. I would like to utilize all of my skills to...

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Calder interior plastering ltd

Joined October 2016

We are a gib fixing and stopping company with plenty of experience dealing with little renos right through to big commercial and high end housing. We provide a service which is very efficient and professional and at very competitive rates so Give me a call and I can sort what ever job you need done. Also have architect and builders available if needed. Cheers Hayden Calder Cell ...

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Matts Handyman & Glass Services

Joined January 2021

Hi, I’m a one man band that can do building work, joinery, plumbing, glazing etc. Just ask! I’m also a fully qualified glazier. I’m a hard working perfectionist who is very professional and driven to do a great job.

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Blueskin Build LTD

Joined June 2017

Ollie here, I have been building for over 9 years in London and Christchurch and now back in Dunedin and I'm very passionate about it. I am just taking the leap to go out on my own after working for one of the top architectural builders in Christchurch. I have experience in everything from New Builds, renovations, extensions, decks, floorng, fences and furniture making. I pride myself on m...

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Aldridge construction ltd

Joined October 2020

A small locally owned business that believes the key to a great relationship with a client is being honest and reliable. With 15 years in the trade we do a wide range of work from small bathroom renovations to high end residential and farm sheds.

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Paul Reed Homes

Joined March 2020

Specializing in custom solutions including designing and building. Significant and real experience in major period architecture renovations and new homes through to modern contemporary buildings. Remote and challenging projects welcome. I work in sync with my clients for the best outcome for those clients. Let me understand how I can help over a coffee.

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, I’m Brad Roberts, the Director of Nu Vista Homes. We are a family operated business with over 12 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 want so that we c...

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SB 2 Build ltd

Joined January 2017

Together we have been in the building trade for over 25 years. Sam is our registered licenced building practitioner and have experience in new builds, renovations, alterations and extensions as well as fencing, decks and all scopes of concrete works.We deliver a high quality end product and pride ourselves on keeping within budget and time frames! Additionally we have access to a wide range of su...

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Central built

Joined January 2019

Hi l’m Craig, any thing Construction we can do. We can do anything from a landscaping and decks to renovations and new builds. Happy to supply free quotes

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Kahu Contractors

Joined March 2018

A small team dedicated to providing an excellent service throughout the building and construction industry. Having spent a lot of time in all sectors of the industry we are known to specialize in everything from formwork amd foundations to crane work and precast installation, We have the expertise, tools and where needed tickets (qualifications) to complete all builds to an excellent standard, saf...

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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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Mitchell and Milmine Construction

Joined September 2017

Mitchell + Milmine Construction is a small family owned residential building company focused on building quality. We are team players and are committed to working within our community with other locals alike. We are passionate about modern architecture, and believe each home tells a different story, this makes us the perfect partners on your next building adventure. We offer a transparent...

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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder Truck Drivers,Machine Operators full licenced *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) and LBP *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool...

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