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

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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Weatherboards #2

Posted 3 months ago

Replace rotten weatherboards for a villa.

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Exterior weatherboard repairs

Posted 4 months ago

We are preparing to paint our villa and have some weatherboards which require replacing before we can proceed. Would require the work to start ASAP.

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Put up a front door

Posted 3 months ago

I need my external door put up at the front of my house

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Some small renovations, light building work

Posted 3 months ago

door jams, doors and windows repair.. skirting, gibbing.. joists, etc etc few days work...

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Parkwood Products - new shed off side of main building

Posted 3 months ago

Attached is a drawing for a shed we are looking to get built shortly (quoting stage atm) There is an existing concrete pad to attach the walls too-and a perlin inside to fix the top of the roof too. The main doors/door – ( roller or hinged ) at the front we can work through this detail later in the quote(and also the normal door beside it which we would provide) So could I have the best price to build and install the framework and clad with ironsand coloursteel with framing for the doo...

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6x6 concrete Pad for garage including soak pit. #2

Posted 3 months ago

I need a 6x6 pad for my versatile kitset, need to be 250mls above the ground for potential use as a dwelling in the future. Also need a soak pit installed for the garage. I have all the details ready to go except the soak pit dimensions to apply for building consent. I have no idea as to the costing of this work and will seek quotes from Whanganui concrete and Artek? Possible driveway installed following the 6x6 pad.

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Re roof garage

Posted 3 months ago

Finish garage/sleepout roof bringing it up to the building code or re-roof completely.

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Lounge ceiling

Posted 2 months ago

To my untrained eye it looks like some of the ceiling in my lounge is sagging in places. Almost as though the gib has come away. Does not appear to be tru any water leak. Has become more noticable since large earthquake several weeks ago. Need to know the cause and cost for repair.

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Builders Report

Posted 4 months ago

I'd like to get a builders report for a house I'm thinking of buying.

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Weather boards and floor boards

Posted 1 month ago

Rotten weather boards to replace plus a rotten tongue and groove inside. Quote needed ASAP

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Extending garage door opening

Posted 3 months ago

Our garage is wide enough for 2 cars but only has a single door. We need the front to be restructured so a double door can be installed.

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House Report

Posted 2 months ago

Looking at buying a house and insurance company needs information on condition of certian things on the house such as - condition of roof - condition of piles etc i need a builder to be able to check these for me and give me a report on condition of it.

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Replace non load bearing wall

Posted 3 months ago

Remove existing non compliant non load bearing wall that isn't built to code and replace it building it to the Building code with fire rated jib and insulation. This is being done to satisfy a notice to fix. Price to be determined after quote.

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Rotten Weatherboards

Posted 5 months ago

Rotten weatherboards on old villa need replacing ahead of painting. Completed within 2 weeks if possible.

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Weatherboards

Posted 4 months ago

Replace rotten weatherboards for a villa.

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6x6 concrete Pad for garage including soak pit.

Posted 4 months ago

I need a 6x6 pad for my versatile kitset, need to be 250mls above the ground for potential use as a dwelling in the future. Also need a soak pit installed for the garage. I have all the details ready to go except the soak pit dimensions to apply for building consent. I have no idea as to the costing of this work and will seek quotes from Whanganui concrete and Artek? Possible driveway installed following the 6x6 pad.

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Strip old garage lining and re-line

Posted 1 month ago

The walls in my garage have seen better days. I would love to first strip the walls (so I can do an intensive borer treatment) and then get the garage re-lined with ply so it's looking nice and can be made more functional

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Removal of interior walls and regibbing

Posted 7 months ago

Removal of two interior walls. Gib as required. Install a ranch slider and construct a small deck area above a concrete patio. Ideally complete before Christmas. We would be helpful in enabling the job to run as smoothly as possible.

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Bathroom renos

Posted 4 months ago

Heya I'm needing to walls to be knocked out in my bathroom to make it one. Dnt really mind when this gets done as I know alot of builders are busy around this time would just like to get the ball rolling on renovations on our bathroom and get a price on how much ots gna cost and what we can do.

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Build a wall in a Garage

Posted 4 months ago

I need a wall built to enclose a single bay in a 3 bay garage for an office / clean space. This bay has its own sectional door. The garage is approximately 6.7m deep & 2.6m high. The wall would be insulated & lined both sides & have a PA door close to one end. The existing manhole will be *just* outside the new wall & it may be necessary to redo the trim on that side of the manhole. Wall lining can be ply or gib or?? The wall will need electrical work installed but I can organize that. I would...

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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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X Ray Build

Joined July 2019

Kia Ora, I am a qualified LBP and experienced builder who has come from a 10 year background of architectural builds and renovation. Any job is in capable hands from straight forward decking to octagonal roofing. I am a polite and problem solving carpenter and I pride myself in my efficiency, detail, cleanliness. I usual work alone but I have a small team of excellent builders and lads ready...

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JK Construction NZ Ltd

Joined May 2021

Local residential building company who have been operating for the last 5 years. We primarily do new builds but also specialise in bathroom renovation, fencing and decking! We are extremely particular about our craftmanship but get jobs done in a timely manner.

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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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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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Callaghan Construction

Joined January 2018

We strive to maintain integrity, fairness and honesty in our relationships with all our customers, suppliers, subcontractors and associates. ​There are a lot of companies out there that do what we do. They share the same what and how. But our clients work with us for our why and our who. We're minds and makers with business sense and creative chop.

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DKNZ Building & Construction

Joined August 2009

I am a licenced builder who has been in the building industry for 20 plus years. My skills and abilities are not just limited to new houses and renovation's. We carry out all aspects including, plastering, painting, tiling. I have worked on a wide variety of project's through-out New Zealand and Australia both big and small, ordinary and odd.I provide the total building experience which takes...

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BlackRidge Building and Landscaping

Joined November 2016

BlackRidge Building and Landscaping is a newly established Wanganui based company. While we specialise in kitchen and bathroom renovations and small alterations, we also do smaller jobs from time to time. BlackRidge

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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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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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TLR Construction

Joined June 2020

Hi, I have over 15 years experience in the construction industry and pride myself on completing work to a high standard. I look forward to meeting you to discuss what we can offer.

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Xyz Builders Ltd

Joined July 2019

Putting a plan to action, to assure your satisfaction! Hi I'm Jay McRoberts. A qualified Licensed building practitioner who's been in the industry for 10 years. Building new homes and renovating exsisting houses. For all your general building, maintenance and repair work servicing the manawatu through to horowhenua Contact Xyz builders Ltd Building smarter

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C T Carpentry Ltd

Joined August 2020

Hi, I'm a Qualified and Licenced builder who loves what she does. Specializing in smaller building jobs such as decks, fences, home maintenance and renovations I get immense satisfaction from seeing the end product of my hard work and always strive for a top end result.

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Saunders Construction

Joined June 2019

Hi , we have been building new homes and renovating existing properties in the Manawatu for the last 7 years. We cover anything from a design and build new home with qualified licensed building practitioners to repairing that loose door handle there's no job too big or small. We have a great team of subcontractors that we work in with so we can cover just about any job. We aim to provide competit...

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superstruct building services

Joined January 2019

We are an honest local company that offers a range of building services from new houses and renovations, to customized projects. From the most budget conscious customer through to those wanting bespoke custom designed work, we can meet your needs! Call us today for service with a difference.

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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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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

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

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Mo's Home Improvement

Joined August 2018

Hi, we do Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Bathroom Installation and Renovation,Tiling, Painting,Decks, Pargola and General Renovation. I am based in Whanganui. My goal is to provide quality service at the best price. Free Quotes.

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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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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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