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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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Double garage

Posted 4 months ago

Existing garage needs to be removed and replaced with double garage on same footprint with workshop are rear. I want a steep roof pitch to match house which is tudor style. Existing garage has concrete floor

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Heritage Restoration

Posted 7 months ago

We require a qualified builder who is experienced in renovation and general building work. The work involves removing old and rotten weather boards and replacing with new matching weather boards in preparation for painting.This is for one section of the building at this stage please see photo. This is a heritage building so it is important to retain the original features of the building. This is for the front of the building. The rest of the building will be completed throughout the year.

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Extend Bedroom

Posted 5 months ago

Want to extend a bedroom out 3 metres and have bifold doors put in the lounge

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Property Safety Upgrades #2

Posted 1 month ago

Women's Refuge have clients in Whanganui, Marton and surrounding areas that require safety upgrades to their property. The work includes installing window safety stays, installing solar sensor lights, changing glass doors for solid and changing locks. Police vetting will be carried out.

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Install aluminium window insert 2

Posted 1 month ago

Remove rotten window frame and replace with aluminum insert window frame. Have replacement window on site.

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Extend Bedroom 2

Posted 2 months ago

Want to extend a bedroom out 3 metres and have bifold doors put in the lounge.

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Room repair

Posted 2 months ago

Cupboard has been removed to make a bedroom bigger. Needs some framing for new wall and then gibbed and plastered as well as part of another wall. Plus ceiling needs to be gibbed and plastered.

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Master Suite add-on & small Kitchen frustration!

Posted 1 month ago

We want quotes please to (1) add a master suite (master bedroom, generous walk in closet, ensuite) to existing 14x9m 2bedroom home built in 2015. Insulated concrete foundation added to current (for seamless floor, no steps!). Carpet & tile (wet floor shower). Connect to existing services (modern septic system and tank water). 2.7m stud height. (2.) Also want to enlarge current kitchen (pop out wall under existing verandah? Other options?) and create walk in pantry. (3.) Finish lining curren...

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Re line cupboard and add trim to bedroom

Posted 2 months ago

I have a small bedroom that has been re lined but needs skirts skowsha and window and door trim to complete and a cupboard that needs a water damaged 4 x 2 replacing and re lining. House is sold and work needs completing within 2 or 3 weeks if possible. Do not have most materials to complete.

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New carport

Posted 2 months ago

We would like a carport built out the front of our house.

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Outdoor stairs/steps

Posted 2 months ago

I need a set of wooden steps made (or concrete/brick) to access my verandah. Three steps or so, happy to negotiate with a builder or handyman

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90 Hinau

Posted 2 months ago

A low picket fence in front yard.

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Skirting

Posted 7 months ago

Replace skirting in lounge and bedroom prior to new carpet being laid

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Fixup - Gilmore

Posted 6 months ago

Need a reliable handy man / builder to install to do a few hours work in Wanganui to an already installed cabin We will freight gear to site, which includes: 1. Screw some pre-made stairs to a mezzanine floor 2. Add a pre-made section to the mezzanine, then brace it 3. Replace two pre-made windows in frames. Remove screws windows pop out, replace with new windows Paid hourly for you work. Payment made on completion to your bank account

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Dryer and TV mounted on wall

Posted 5 months ago

Hi we need our dryer mounted on the wall and ducted to the outside. There is no current hole for this. TV bracket also needs mounting on wall.

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Security mirrors

Posted 7 months ago

To put up 2 security mirrors in the back of the shop.

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Building report

Posted 7 months ago

Hi we need a building report done for a house we have put under contract. Required by Monday 24th of September to meet our conditions. Please quote price with your response. Thanks

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Pole shed

Posted 4 months ago

9m x 7m pole shed fully inclosed 2 roller doors

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Open plan kitchen dinning room

Posted 6 months ago

Wall taken out in kitchen to have open plan

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Interior/exterior house repairs in preparation of property sale.

Posted 7 months ago

I need repair and painting of gib walls in my house that have dropped and left a crack between the wall and architraves. I also need weatherboard repair on the exterior of my house and some window frames repaired. Numerous other cracks in walls and ceilings need to be assessed and repaired.

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

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

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Tcontracting

Joined December 2018

Hi, we are competitive and hard working contractors with 30 combined years experience in concrete and landscaping and building constructiontrade. Confident in what we do we specialize in Driveways, footpaths, patios and much more. Every job is treated like our own so we take pride in what we do and always do well on budget and time management of work planned.

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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Denzel building and earthworks Ltd

Joined September 2009

Hi,I am a Qualified builder who has been building for 20+ year's,I have just started my own business and for the last two year's have had great success,we do anything from letter box's to new house's.We do free quotes and are very professional and do a high standard of work.we also have a digger and truck that makes up the other half of the business , for all your small earthworks requirements.

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superstruct building services

Joined January 2019

Hi, We are an honest local building company that offers a range of services with all things building. We provide assistance for the most budget conscious customer through to those wanting bespoke custom designed work. Call us today for service with a difference.

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Taylormade Decorating Ltd

Joined March 2018

Hi, I've been involved in the painting, plastering and flooring trade for 26 years. I am a qualified tradesmen and hold a current licenced building practitioner (LBP) We specialize in cladding plaster repairs. We can inspect both interior and exterior claddings for potential moisture problems using evasive and invasive techniques. We have our own gib stopper, painters and tiler that cover...

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a home maintenance company in the Manawatu/ Whanganui/ Hawkes Bay Region offering a comprehensive range of maintenance services using both internal staff and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can accept payment by major credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa), cash or direct credit. Why use Level Ridge? 1. Remove the...

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Mts Projects Ltd

Joined November 2008

We offer full Joinery & carpentry service,House additions,maintaince,decks,also Kitchens,handcrafted furniture and joinery made in our modern factory.11years building in NZ, 10 years building overseas, We now look forward to bringing innovation and fresh ideas to your next building project. I specialise in high quality interior/exterior finish, with excellent attention to detail. No job too big o...

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C&L Builders

Joined August 2017

Our company complete residential and light commercial projects. We work hard to meet deadlines and satisfy out customers. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes.

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ProEx Solutions

Joined August 2018

PROEX SOLUTIONS - Excavation & Digger Hire within the Manawatu and wider region. We are a locally owned and operated business with our customers at the forefront of what we do. We have 2 diggers available for daily hire or available to hire with a driver. 1.7 Tonne 2.0 Tonne We also have auger attachments for drilling holes. In addition to the diggers we also have a 3 Tonne...

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Ardell Property Maintenance

Joined February 2019

Hi, Here at Ardell Property Maintenance we take care of all your jobs around your home or office, so anything you just need sorted, contact us. We also have a network of other tradies we call in to assist, should your job need them. Remember "No job is to small, we do them all". We take a professional approach, and get the jobs done right the first time, all while making sure you are happy and ke...

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Truline Group NZ

Joined May 2018

Truline Group's building contractors are specialists in building fences, decks, garden sheds, pergolas & retaining walls. Over the last 10 years we have built a brand of assurance providing a reputable service throughout the lower North Island.

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Ace Building

Joined July 2018

Hi, I'm Alistair, owner of ACE Building, and nothing gives me more pleasure than a job well done. I'm a jack of all trades with experience in multiple areas and am constantly expanding my knowledge base. I am proficient in many areas, including (but not limited to); building maintenance & extensions, decks, fences, concrete pads, water drainage, insulation and joinery. I pride myself on meticul...

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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

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

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Aaron Crosby Building and maintence

Joined July 2018

Hi I have just moved to Wanganui. I am a self employed builder that has been in the business for 23 years. DESCRIPTION OF WORK General repairs and maintenance, bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, roofing, decks, veranda's, fences, anything at all. No job too small. I'm extremely reliable and if my quote is excepted I will not let you down. I pride myself to be the best that I can. Warm re...

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Wright Construction

Joined October 2017

hi there, my name is bradley wright i am a licensed building practitioner in the field of carpentry, have built homes for diamond homes and also my own place recently, am currently building skyline garages ,i would say i work very hard and have good communication skills.

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Dawson & Gerrard PN Ltd

Joined June 2013

We are a small building company with 14 building staff. We have been operating since 2005 building everything from Residential houses - 3 million plus Commercial projects - house decks - concrete drives - garden fences etc. The Principals are Licensed Building Practitioners and between them have 40 years experience in the building industry We are a client focused company who strive to achieve cu...

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Kitchen projex 2007Ltd

Joined July 2013

Hi,im Patrick Bryant owner of Kitchenprojex.We offer a full range of kitchen options from design to completion. We can complete the intire job for you including relining walls and gib stopping.we supply plumbing an electrical schdules to work in with other subbies. Olso do bathroom renovation and timber joinery maintenance. Thanks Patrick.

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The Task Masters

Joined February 2016

We are your One Stop Professional Service Provider. We are a family owned and operated local buisness. We do the Tasks you either cant or dont have time to do. No Job Too Big or Small. We provide the following Services -Property Maintenance -Roofing Maintenance -Re roof -Moss & Mold Removal -Gutter Clean & Flush...

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Ryan Construction Ltd

Joined March 2018

Hi, We are a new company who specialise in renovations and additions also kitchens, bathrooms, decks and fences, we pride ourselves on delivering our clients with the best quality finish while providing competitive quotes

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