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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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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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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

Here’s a guide on the types of cladding options and materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each other.

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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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 As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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Latest building case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Pocket Rocket Building owner shares her women in trade story, about how she made the career change from corporate leadership.

NZ Decks: Here’s 5 Awesome Before and After Transformations

Check out these before and after deck photos from our homeowners, plus, we ask all the juicy questions to help get you in the know for your own project.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

Budget blow-outs, schedule delays and an unforeseen scenario - this bathroom renovation's got it all! See the incredible transformation.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

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Check out how homeowners like you are using Builders on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Wall removal

Posted 3 years ago

Remove wall to open up kitchen area with living. Approx 3m gib wall on timber frame. Consent approval is required.

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Wooden windows repair

Posted 1 year ago

Windown are lose, not working etc.

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Anne of Benneydale

Posted 4 years ago

URGENTLY required carport rebuilt to match house & garage.

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Reclad and install new joinery

Posted 5 years ago

We need a builder to reclad our bach. This involves the following: Remove existing Harditex Install new insulation New building paper New cavity battens New hardie plank New aluminium joinery (7 units) (two new openings and therefore linels and some deeper openings) Exterior to be weatherproofed and ready for painting stage. This is approximately 22 linial metres of standard 2.4m stud wall. All materials supplied. We would prefer the builder stayed as job is in Marokopa. Accomodati...

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Posted 4 months ago

Need someone to install 2nd bathroom and tidy up 2 bedrooms

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Finishing trades

Posted 2 years ago

Finishing trades required for chalet project located in Waitomo Caves Rd. internal lining, cladding, installation of bamboo T&G flooring, installation of small kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, deck cladding etc. Six x 58m2 chalets as a start but more planned throughout 2020 on same site. Structure will be up. Job commencement end Jan/early Feb.

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Wharekai extension

Posted 6 months ago

Marae committee planning extension to wharekai (dining hall). Best build option seen: VERSATILE GARAGE 6x6m with massive roller doors to 2m extended cover along back and side. Interior space has large SS sink, benchtops and some storage cupboards. GOOD DRAINAGE design for easy hose down of concrete floor is a MUST!

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New house build

Posted 2 years ago

We have a full consented set of plans for a 253sqm house in Te Kuiti we have completed the Geotech and the site excavation and fill basically ready for the slab to be poured and the house to be built. We are after a price if someone can give an actual quote of how much it will cost to complete this house.

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Hole in the Wall

Posted 3 years ago

Just a simple whole in the wall, about the size of a heel

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Property Safety Upgrades - Te Kuiti, Te Awamutu and surrounding areas

Posted 3 years ago

Kia ora Women's Refuge are looking for contractors to assist our clients to stay in their homes and keep safe. Work will include window safety stays, replacing glass panels, installing solar security lights, changing locks.

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Posted 8 years ago

HI I am requiring a carport to be build concrete is already there so just the carport if your interested in quoting on this job in Otorohanga please email asap

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Replace deck & build new steps

Posted 5 months ago

Replacing current deck, extending it slightly and building steps from deck down to driveway

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Closing in carport to form a garage

Posted 1 year ago

LBP required to close in carport (built ... ) to form a garage. About 6m x 6m. Concrete pad in place already. Job includes getting drawings and consent application and dealing with council. Probably coloursteel unless you can suggest a more cost effective product. There is a garden shed at the end of the carport that slightly encroaches upon the footprint of the carport. I am a single mother on a tight budget (ie don't quote moonbeams for this job or you are wasting your time). I can...

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Benneydale Garage / Bedsit

Posted 1 year ago

Builder required for new L shaped timber double garage and bedsit (total 60 sqm) and 30 sqm of decking on level ground in Benneydale. Expected start is February 2021.

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Design and Built

Posted 6 months ago

Hi there , I am looking for a per square meter quote rate (weatherboard & Brick) to build a small home say 50-70sqm? not sure at this stage. The construction of the house will be on my existing section. I am looking for a rate inclusive of EVERYTHING. I am looking for a VERY cheap option but should comply with the building code & NZ standards. I am not in rush and you can complete build in parts that should be ok or if you are busy in your current jobs then you may still do it on weekends or...

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Find Builders in Waitomo

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.


Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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Automatic Door Services

Joined February 2015

ADS repairs and supplies all types of Garage & Commercial Doors. ADS is owned and managed by Andy Marsden, who has a team of 9 people ensuring the smooth running of his business. Andy's background is from aviation and engineering. As Andy says if you can keep 25 million pound aircraft up in the air and all those aboard safe - then keeping people safe with garage doors and commercial doors is a l...

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Cam tukua

Joined January 2019

Hi I am a fully qualified builder and have been building new builds and renovations for the last 10 years. Always completed on time on budget to high quality workmanship.

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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Adios Asbestos Removal Services NZ

Joined August 2021

Adios Asbestos is a New Zealand based company. We pride ourselves on the safe removal and disposal of all asbestos materials. Services include all types of asbestos (non-friable) from roofing (super 6,8 and 12), wall cladding, soffits, fences, sheds, garages and carports, asbestos pipes and cleanups. Or visit our website: www. ...

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Joined April 2017

I am a licensed carpenter with over 10 years experience doing renovation and residential building work. I'm professional and will do my best to make your job big or small easy at a competitive price. Give me a call

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NZ CCS ltd

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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R&M Builders Limited

Joined November 2017

Hi R&M Builders have been building new houses for 15 years we are Certified Builders, we also have a painting company SMC and we are part of the Master Painters . We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on time and budget . It is important to have tradesman to do your jobs as they have years of experience. LBP NUMBER ... Site 2 Master Painter We are C...

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BKF Builders

Joined May 2019

I am a trade qualified builder with 27 years experience in both residential and commercial construction. I am very professional and work hard to complete anything from new builds to renovations in a timely professional and reliable manner.

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Joined August 2012

Slates Handyman Services ltd. We specialise in roof leak repair repair, Chimney takedowns, Cladding, weatherboards & Soffit repair and renewal. Gutter & Downpipe cleaning, repair and installation. Detergent Softbroom & Pressure washing Houses & buildings. Mosstreating of roofs & path/driveways. General Handyman Services. Happy to help anytime. Regards Steve Slater.

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services 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...

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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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Joined January 2018

EDGE PRO ROOFING LTD Re roofing specialists New homes residentieal and light commercial spouting Our team has over 25 years experience combined and growing. There's no job too big or small Give us a call! Thanks for your time

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BMK Carpentry

Joined May 2020

Hi, been in the construction industrys for 10 years, i have worked on numerous project from renovations to high end residential builds and also light commercial. I love my job, I Pride myself on doing the best job possible with keeping cost down and job completion on time.

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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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BOLD Landscape Design and Construction

Joined September 2011

Over 30 years landscape design and construction experience. From a simple fence to a full residential contract. Happy to simply provide a concept plan with estimates on costs of work required, right through the finished product. Excellent portfolio can be provided upon request - ...

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Etevenaux and cole construction

Joined November 2021

Hi we are a small building company who can do new builds decks fences retaining walls re roofs and renovation... we are also experienced Lockwood builders and can do renovation and alterations on Lockwood homes. We are very meticulous builders and we aren't happy unless you are happy with our work

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Axiacon Limited

Joined June 2021

New Build - Our comprehensive packages include design and build for bespoke homes or alternatively we have some existing plans and templates which we can make work for you to create a unique home designed and built just for you. Reclad - Our cladding team is passionate and professional as well as being extremely knowledgeable about how to get your cladding into tip top shape again. We can u...

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Fresh Homes Limited

Joined August 2021

Hi! With professional Builders, Cleaners and Gardeners on our team, Fresh Homes is a home owners one stop shop! No job is to small or to big for our builders, - Fences - Decks - Bathrooms - Retaining walls - Rental maintenance With weekly/fortnightly residential/Commercial Cleans -All eco products -Steam cleaning -Ceiling cleans -Window cleaning inside and out Our garden...

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Hardies House & Garden

Joined February 2017

We started this company because we love what we do! Hardies House and Garden have all your landscaping, construction and property maintenance needs covered with the convenience of only having to deal with one company and invoice to pay.We have a reliable team ready for all manner of maintenance and repairs, in and around your house and garden. We perform our work in the most efficient way u...

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