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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted 3 months ago

Ensuite renovation...remove existing wall linings and reline with new. Also: Reline ceiling throughout whole home to cover existing stipple ceiling. (Remove existing ornate cornice and replace) Install barn style sliding doors x2 Line two bedroom walls with T and G style linings.

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Garage repair Castlecliff

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for a fixed price for someone to fix up this garage in Castlecliff. Some of the sheets of steel cladding need to be replaced, some windows need fixing up, needs some new flashings, needs a new roof, roller door needs looking at. I’ve already had a price to redo gutters so these can be left. Side door may need fixing. I can spray paint the whole thing one colour in the end but need it fixed first.

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Carpentry work Whanganui

Posted 3 months ago

Several small jobs, mostly internal work. Remove 2 metres of internal wall and insert beam to maintain integrity of wall and to open kitchen to dining room. Remove internal kitchen door and wall across. Build an internal wall(approx 3.5metres)and add door(supplied by owner)to create a bedroom. Cut hole in external wall for new aluminium window(approx 1500 wide by 1200 high) and insert window. Remove two internal doors and replace with wall and smaller door(to be supplied by owner) to cr...

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BR 21 Kawakawa

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for a builder report to be done

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Wooden window installation

Posted 2 months ago

In a wooden wall, a new window to be installed (actually a recycled wooden small leadlight window to let more light in)

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Replacement of floor area

Posted 4 months ago

Replacement of rotting wood around windows in roof area. And floor replacement in toilet. Thanks. Anna Tims ... .

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Garage repair Castlecliff #2

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for a price for someone to fix up this garage in Castlecliff. Some of the sheets of steel cladding need to be replaced, some windows need fixing up, needs some new flashings, needs a new roof, roller door needs looking at. I’ve already had a price to redo gutters so these can be left. Side door may need fixing. I can spray paint the whole thing one colour in the end but need it fixed first.

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Sleep out

Posted 2 weeks ago

I would like a relatively new single garage converted into a sleep out. Batted, lined and up to the building code. It has to be done legally with permits. A CCC has to be issued by the council. Completed ASAP. If you require photos or can come onsite to inspect and do a quote that would be perfect. I currently have 2 quotes and would like another 2 before awarding the job.

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Garage

Posted 3 months ago

Wanting to put up a single /maybe double or even a carport... How long will this take and estimate of costs from single, double or carport

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Interior wall

Posted 6 months ago

Need someone to make an interior wall, insulate (I have that) & gib it please. There is already a partial wall there.

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Need building work done, renovations, walls, floors, ceilings

Posted 6 months ago

doing a reno project, need a few days work for a builder team to come in and put up a wall, fix up floors, ceilings, plaster board rooms, and some other odd jobs, more details at onsite meeting.

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Conservatory

Posted 2 months ago

Hi I want someone to make a small conservatory outside of my bed room area.

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Convert garage to sleepout

Posted 3 days ago

We have an existing garage that we would like to section off and put in a sleepout with a bathroom. We can sort a plumber but looking for quotes from builders for the framing.

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Wayne Bishop

Posted 6 months ago

We have a heat transfer kit we would like installed

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Roofing beam #2

Posted 4 months ago

Leak in roof caused beam to be rotting along pitch. Dripping down on ceiling below, needs assessment Waterproofing required for roof Quotes please

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Kitchen repairs

Posted 1 month ago

Remove and replace ceiling (6m x 2m). Remove kitchen units. Job would suit semi-retired builder.

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Interior building work

Posted 2 months ago

I have recently demolished a double chimney/fireplace and need the floor and ceiling reinstated, a linen cupboard built and bifold doors installed between rooms.

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Garage /art space

Posted 6 months ago

Probably a ready made steel single garage with extension for art space materials. Roof skylights for light, roller door ( if used as garage in future ). Section by house needs some trees cleared before hand. Had one quote from total span ...what else is out there ...?????

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Roofing beam

Posted 6 months ago

Leak in roof caused beam to be rotting along pitch Dripping down on ceiling below, needs assessment Waterproofing required for roof

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Qualified Builder required for one week

Posted 2 months ago

Licensed Qualified Builder required to help my Father (retired Certified Builder Ken) complete a small renovation in a 2 bedroom home and obtain sign off from council (permit granted, just requires sign off). Labour Work required to do is: hang doors, window scribers, 4 nogs under house, Finishing work etc... If someone is available for one week to help kick this job in the behind it would be appreciated. Flexible start time for job.

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M3 building and concrete Ltd

Joined June 2019

I am a small building and concrete business that works in manawatu and the wider region with a little over 15 years experience and are big on small jobs work speaks for itself check out my Instagram at jmoorepay

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mp installs

Joined January 2014

Hi I'm Mat. I have been in the industry for over 15 years now. I'm a fully qualified engineer. No job to big or to small. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and rates, then completing job on time and on budget. Welding, pool fences, handrails, stainless, aluminum, I do it all.

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Hansen Interiors Plasterboard Fixing LTD

Joined August 2020

Hansen Interiors Plasterboard Fixing LTD are GIB specialists with a difference. Our plasterboard specialists are based in Offices in Hamilton/Waikato and Wellington region, and we complete commercial and residential jobs nationwide. Fixing GIB sheets to walls in a timely manner with minimal clearances and wastage is an art our certified GIB fixers have perfected. The dedicated team can visit you...

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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

Palmer construction is a well established building business with a passion for house renovation and all general building and property maintenance including painting.

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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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication. Professional house cleaning, end of tenancy.

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Essential Services Wellington trading as Property Solutions Wellington

Joined February 2017

Hi I provide quality maintenance solutions with prompt service and high quality workmanship a priority please read my reviews placed by satisfied customers. I look forward to meeting you assisting you with your needs. Jobs completed on time and on budget.

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Coastline Builders MH LTD

Joined August 2020

My name is Manu Herring and I am the Owner of Coastline Builders MH. I am a qualified Licensed Building Practitioner and have over 20 years’ experience in the building industry. I have experience in high end renovations, extensions, commercial, light commercial and new builds. Client satisfaction is my top priority! I work hard alongside my clients to ensure that their plans come to fruition...

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Gilmore Homes and Builders

Joined September 2020

Hi, I have been in the building industry for 20 years. I have a huge range of experience in all sectors of construction from architectural new build / alterations projects / commercial/ even decks and fences. No job to big or small we deliver on them all. With every project I aim to deliver a quality result. Contact Gilmores today to discuss your project and I personally guarantee we will de...

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Superior Steel Structures Ltd

Joined May 2020

Hi There, Our main work is sales and construction of steel frame sheds. We manage projects from demolition, earthworks, concrete, consents aswell as the construction. We also take on smaller jobs repairing or cladding existing buildings. We can supply and build anything from a small garden shed to a large commercial building NZ wide.

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Straightline Building

Joined July 2020

Trade qualified carpenter. 15 yrs experience building or renovating houses. Good connections with other tradies i.e sparky, plumber, painter Proven business operator. Good listener and particular in my workmanship, "finishes the job" attitude. Good rates.

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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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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable. I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working with you to giving you qualit...

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JS Build

Joined July 2016

Kia ora, A licensed qualified builder, with experience in both residential/commercial building and renovation/alterations, a passion for my job with perfection as my default, it would be a pleasure to assist in any way I can to assure a 100% satisfaction even after work has commenced to retain a good relationship and client base to the utmost professional standard.

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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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Rheuben builders

Joined August 2020

My name is Rheuben i am a builder and i am looking for work to fill weekends. I am a friendly/aproachable person and am happy to give you a quote on the job you need completed

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yardiez maintenance

Joined July 2018

Yardiez have over 15 years experience, we do a hole in the wall fix, change a handle, fit a door stop, install a new bathroom or fix the old one. We even do full house renovations. and water blasting. We do fencing (wooden and aluminium), gates automated & manual. There is no job to small, so give us a call . We will see you rite.

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adpainting

Joined May 2010

Hi there my names Arron Pahl and ive been painting for 15 years interior and exterior and i am willing to do free quotations no job too big or small. Very reasonable prices and cheaper than most trade painters. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

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Denzel Building Ltd

Joined September 2009

Hi,I am a Qualified builder who has been building for 20+ year's,I have my own business and over that time 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.

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Manawatu/ Whanganui and Hawkes Bay Region regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioner) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope of work yo...

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