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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Draughts

Posted 1 week ago

Draughts around wooden windows

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Strip old garage lining and re-line

Posted 3 months 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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Back deck build

Posted 1 month ago

Wanting two quotes please. 1) A Deck built. 2) Open our kitchen out to the back deck. Thank you

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Re roof garage

Posted 6 months ago

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

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Weather boards and floor boards

Posted 4 months ago

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

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

Posted 6 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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House Report

Posted 5 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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Parkwood Products - new shed off side of main building

Posted 6 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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Fit out

Posted 1 week ago

Fit out work on a beauty clinic

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Weatherboards

Posted 6 months ago

Replace rotten weatherboards for a villa.

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Extending garage door opening

Posted 6 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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Some small renovations, light building work

Posted 6 months ago

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

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Build a wall in a Garage

Posted 7 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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Cabin Trusses x 4

Posted 1 month ago

Small cabin design - 6 x 3mtr. Wanting to get quotes from the area to cut and build trusses including raking trusses for the sides to enable the build to go up fast. front elevation height is 3.5m and rear 2.5m, with an internal porch area prior to the aluminium range slider. Also Framing for rear wall and possibly the floor as well.

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Home repairs and new builds

Posted 2 months ago

Remove three bay window and replace exterior wall, remove wall between kitchen and lounge, build new wall for toilet. Outside: build small deck (porch) for front door, remove and replace large deck and extend, and about 30mtrs of timber fencing.

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6x6 concrete Pad for garage including soak pit.

Posted 6 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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Weatherboards #2

Posted 6 months ago

Replace rotten weatherboards for a villa.

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Replace non load bearing wall

Posted 6 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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Put up a front door

Posted 6 months ago

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

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Lounge ceiling

Posted 5 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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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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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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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd NZ Property Maintenance Solutions Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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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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Wylie Carpentry

Joined October 2016

Qualified Carpenter with a strict eye for detail and quality. We wont dissapoint, available for: Decks Fences Pergolas Renovations Additions Bathrooms Kitchens +More

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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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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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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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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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Crescent Construction Ltd

Joined August 2020

We provide services in the residential sector of construction and renovation in Auckland, Manawatu - Wanganui, New Plymouth and Taranaki Region. Our team removes the complexity in building projects and will ensure that your vision and ideas come to life. We want to make the experience of working with us a positive one for you. You’re busy. You have better things to do than deal with the str...

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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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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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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 and construction.

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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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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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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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Truebuild Construction

Joined February 2017

Licenced Building Practitioner and trade certified carpenters. Undertake all big or small jobs from new homes, to alterations and repairs, sheds and garages, fences and decks, and everything in between

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. 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 wi...

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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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Manawatu quality builders ltd

Joined July 2021

Hi there, we’ll it says it all in our name company name. Quailty starts at the beginning. We specialise in maintaince, small jobs, renovations and new house builds. With myself trade qualified and a LBP, my forman and apprentice we provide big results with good pricing and turn around.

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