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Choosing The Right Builder In Wellington

Whether you want a new build or are renovating your home, finding the right builder within the Wellington region can be a bit of a nightmare! Fortunately we take the hard work out of the equation by having the builders contact you about your job. That only leave you with the task of picking the one that suits your job the best. The question then is how do I know that a builder is the right one for my job?

Using A Wellington Licensed Building Practitioner

It is now compulsory for all restricted building work (RBW) which is structural, weather tight dependant or fire design work to be done by a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP). If your job requires some RBW then you must hire an LBP, otherwise you are free to choose a builder who is not registered. With many homes in the Windy City being on a hillside and heavily exposed to the elements, chances are that a lot of your building work could be restricted in some way. Make sure that you are explicit in your job requirements when seeking quotes and expressions of interest.

Once you have decided on a builder to hire and before you sign the contract, it pays to check what memberships or registrations they hold. Then you will know if they can complete the job to a high standard safely. If your work is RBW and you must hire and LBP, you can find out if they are officially registered by asking to see their LBP photo ID which details the types of building work they are eligible to do. You can also check out them out on the Licensed Building Practitioner’s website. From here you are also able to see what type of category building they are able to work on, as well as the type of building work they are certified to do. While all of this may seem overwhelming, it was put into place to help protect homeowners from dodgy cowboy builders.

Some builders choose not to be an LBP, which does not mean that they are not qualified to do your job. It just means that they are unable to complete any jobs classed as restricted building work. But if you do not need any RBW done, a non-registered LBP is fine. Many of these builders are instead members of one or both of the two trade associations – the Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA) or the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand (CBANZ).

As a RMBA member, a builder has to follow the association’s Constitution and Code of Conduct, have their work inspected several times every year by the mobile RMBA team. They must also meet a high standard of business management and financial planning skills and have specific industry qualifications and/or experience. An RMBA member also has to give you third party written guarantee on all the work they do for you.

A CBANZ member has to have enough insurance to cover them and their work during the period they have a contract with you. They must give you a 10 year HomeFirst Builders guarantee on the work they have done and follow their association’s Code of Ethics and Conduct. To be a member, builders also need to meet the required level of industry qualifications and experience the CBANZ sets as a benchmark for their members.

Choosing the right builder for your job actually depends on the job itself. With plenty of experienced and qualified builders within the Wellington region, you will actually be spoilt for choice. Just remember to do your research on the builders you are keen on and Bob’s your uncle! List your Wellington building job here today to start finding the best builder for you!

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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering building related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

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

Bathroom Renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

We require a qualified builder who is experienced in bathroom renovations. This job will require gutting the existing bathroom and replacing the interior walls and fittings.

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Re lining - Carport

Posted 1 week ago

We need to have the old hardboard taken down in the carport and re lined with new hardboard - approx 9 sheets required. Needs to be completed in the next 2 weeks?

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Building - Weatherboard replacement

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am looking for a Builder that has experience in replacing weatherboards and has attention to detail. This project is ready for an immediate start. Please contact me to arrange a day and time to price and an expected start date. Many Thanks, Jeff

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Full home renovation with extension

Posted 2 weeks ago

(Immediate start if possible: council plans approved) We need a qualified and experienced builder to work with us to renovate our home. Builder needs to be a licensed building practitioner. Builder must be confient to follow architect plans and meet council requirements. Homeowner will project manage and source materials and subcontractors. 3 month minimum. Look forward to meeting the right applicant to help us create our home.

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Replace and repair rotted timber improve subfloor ventilation clear soil

Posted 2 weeks ago

Basement flat built on a sloping section 1930s underneath top story. Rotted joist from leaking chimney (chimney fixed) but joist? needs replacing and damaged wallboard in bedroom. Soil has accumulated and weatherboard need replacement. Kitchen built at one end near ground and subfloor/floor dry rot needs replacing. Subfloor ventilation needs improvement/ underfloor insulation piles at back of the rooms close to ground. Possible dry rot as the back wall of the flat built against ground and not...

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Ribble Street

Posted 6 days ago

Weatherboard replacement & opinion on rustic weatherboard.

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Widen cupboard doors x 2

Posted 4 days ago

We have two in-built wardrobes, (one in each of two rooms) and I'd like to be able to access the space within a little better. Thoughts are to widen them, install a bi-fold door, and install cupboards above - see attached pic. I'm happy to do the 'joinery' part of the job (cupboards, wardrobe bi-fold door, etc) if that's easier.

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New Build

Posted 1 week ago

New infill housing build required. Building Consent approved by WCC. Require excavating, drain laying, retaining walls, concrete floor, timber frames, cladding, roofing and basically close the house in. Only carpentry work required with window installations. No insulation, gibbing, plastering, plumbing, electrical, gaswork, required.

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Home extension - Upstairs Bedroom

Posted 1 week ago

Initial conversion of attick into an upstairs bedroom. Would like to continue with additional work to include raising roof, to allow for en suite, and office. Architect drawings already available. Looking for quotes.

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Builder who can access 5m high window

Posted 1 day ago

Inspect window flashing on aluminium window and repair/replace

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Exterior house repairs prior to painting

Posted 2 weeks ago

The house was built in the 1960s/70s, and is a combination of weatherboard and brick facing. The east and south sides of the house are two-storied, and scaffolding will be needed, but the rest is very accessible. Most of the flashings need replacing (colour steel?); some weatherboards and barge boards too. House needs to be in great condition prior to painting. Photo will be posted later today.

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13 Wavell St - Extension

Posted 2 days ago

The details of the job are provided in the WCC approved plans. Copies are available on request. This job includes : 1. Add an extension for the living room 2. A Kitchen renovation (new kitchen, insulate, reline, plaster and paint) 3. A Bedroom renovation (add a french door, close in a window, insulate, reline, plaster and paint) 4. Add a decking as per plans Please contact me to arrange a site visit or if you have any questions. Thanks Lee

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Landing repair

Posted 1 day ago

The corner of an exterior concrete landing had to be cut off and now needs to be redone.

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Sash window with Whitco stay replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Sash window with whitco stay has broken. Window is on ground level, would like to have window removed and fitted with new Whitco stays. Can offer my pair of hands as assistance if needed.

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Re gib, fix missing bottom plates in walls

Posted 1 week ago

currently we have a room with removed loose fill (insulfluff) , over sarking. We found walls have no bottom plates, so we can fixed before we can re insulate, regib and plaster. We need someone to put in bottom plates. Decide whether all sarking/gib comes off, or if we remove as much sarking as needed to insulate then regis/plaster. Keen to see if latter is possible or if we take all sarking/gib off and then need dawns and wall bracing ,

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Interior Renovation

Posted 1 day ago

Need an experienced Builder to do the following jobs for me - Remove a wall in living area - Install a slide door between Living area and dining area. We will have more jobs coming after that

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Quotes for a total budget small residential bathroom renovation in Johnsonville. Bath, shower and vanity existing - no toilet necessary

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Sub Contractors

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are a Landscape Design business looking for experienced Landscapers or Landscape Builders to implement our designs with our clients. We have a number of projects throughout the Wellington region from Kapiti to Seatoun and everywhere in-between that are waiting for you. Most of our projects are based around the Hardscape and can include items such as decks, retaining walls, concrete paths, paving, planter boxes and fencing etc. Experience is a must as is attention to detail. Pleas...

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1890s cottage exterior repair work

Posted 1 week ago

Builder needed to complete exterior repairs, mainly weatherboard rot on cottage exterior ready for painting. Also, to replace any weatherboards on upper level when scaffolding is booked. Would like painting to go ahead next spring/summer so building repair work can be completed any time now through to winter.

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Recent building reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

External holes for extractor fan and dryer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Garage repair and upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace structure and floorboards in room 3m x 3.4m

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replace small section of jib

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Interior fit-out for a tea shop

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leaky House Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

studio ceiling repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Inspection of underfloor (bearers and joists)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Retail Store Fitout

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

21st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Roof and door


6th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build low deck & fix twisted support beam

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door painting and trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th February 2019

Workmanship
 3
Cost
 4
Schedule
 2
Communication
 2

Joist repairs and added ventilation to subfloor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chimney Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal old tile ceilng, gib exposed walls.


25th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

4 smallish jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dryer to be mounted on laundry wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Retaining wall and poss drainage work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leaking Ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leaky wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Evan Hawksworth

Joined June 2018

I have been building for a number of years. I am fast, reliable, and focus on a quality finish. I pride myself on providing fast competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. I do most of my work during the weekends which means low wait times for jobs.

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Trust Builders Construction Ltd

Joined March 2018

Trust Builders Construction Ltd specialise in new builds and alterations, renovations as well small jobs at times. We meet the demands of what our clients want and provide a full projectmanagement build. All work is quailty and on time.

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JVSL

Joined April 2011

We have over 20 years experience in the building industry. Our work has varied from small bathroom/kitchen renovations/ medium alterations to design and build of new homes. We have excellent references that show we take extra pride in any work we undertake. Due to our robust tender procedure we are able to provide a competitive quote and have built a strong team of tradesman's along with our sub...

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PacBuild

Joined January 2018

Hi, My team have experience in a number of building projects which includes new builds, renovations and boundary fences, gates retaining walls etc. From time to time the team will do smaller jobs to fill in between projects. We pride ourselves on the quality of our workmanship while remaining conscious of delivering a project on time and on budget.

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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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KCT Construction & Development LTD

Joined November 2018

Here at KCT We provide a High Quality & Professional service in residential house building. We specialise in new builds & renovations we also provide a vast variety of other services (landscaping, excavation, decks, fences etc..) As a company we pride ourselves on providing the best possible service to our customers through our competitive quote system while also completing the job on time & on...

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Precision Building Projects

Joined July 2016

Precision Building Projects (PBP) is a trusted family operated building company, part of NZCB with qualified licensed buildering practitioners taking care of all your building needs. Here at PBP, we take pride in our eye for precision detail and our ability to provide work to a high standard. With years of experience, in all facets of building there is no job too big or too small. Have a look...

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T Patterson builder

Joined August 2009

Straight from school and into carpentry. With 25 years in the trade and an eye for detail, you won't find anyone better. Check out some of my work at Tristan Patterson Builders on Facebook.

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City works

Joined November 2017

Please inspect our website to view the work we speaclise in.While there please click onto Trade me via "landscaping supplies " and also scrutinize our reviews.

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Maca Brothers Building and Roofing Limited

Joined September 2014

Hello, My name is Lawrence from Maca Brothers Building and Roofing Limited and we are a licensed building Practitioner company with 25 years building and Roofing experience. We cover a wide range of building and Roofing work which include jobs such as Re roofing and Re pitching old roofs. We also cover general residential building work as we have both qualified builders and qualified roofers....

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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Vhbuilder & Decorator

Joined July 2015

Building service , We do from A to Z to make your work on time frame, Addiction & Renovation , Re- Cladding , Kitchen & Bathroom fit out , Fencing & Decking , Painting Interior or Exterior , Plastering , Skim coating , Roof repair and Painting , Re- Roofing

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Richard Waters

Joined November 2010

Fully qualified garden designer/Landscaper. Over 20 years experience. Decks. Fences. Have renovated houses, painting, decorating the lot! Honest and reliable. Advanced certificate in Garden Design

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Top Site Construction Limited

Joined January 2018

Hi, I have been building for 10 years now and have LBP status. I specialise in renovations and also enjoy the smaller jobs from time to time. I pride myself on communication and listening to the clients requirements. I turn up when expected and complete my jobs on time and budget.

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Specialized Operator Services and civil contracting

Joined July 2015

Hi there. ABOUT US. After 20 years in this industry we have decided to go out on our own. We are fully endorsed & licensed for all trucks & machinery. Please see our profile for information that relates to this job. OUR PROMISE We work with all of our customers from start to finish to make sure what you want, you get! We visit the site and go over what it is that you want to do and y...

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H&S CONTRACTING LTD

Joined April 2007

I am a proffesional experienced qualified licensed builder with 20 years in the building industry I'm up for any challange no job to big or to small we offer competitive pricing and free quoting for your budget.

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carpentry dan

Joined January 2012

Design , Carpentry , Joinery Building and Maintenance 8 years experience full residential reno with medium size crew. 5 years interior fit out and design / joinery & build Professional . Finishing carpentry. Attention to detail. Excellent design concepts. Custom build fit for purpose. Broad range of finishes and style to suit your taste. Best local knowledge of suppliers & subtrade...

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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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Cowboy Construction ltd

Joined August 2017

Team of 3 - Dave - Licensed Building Practitioner Ned - Qualified Builder Jacob - Apprentice (80% complete) Additions, Renovations & New Houses (not boring ones) We specialise in Repairs & Renovations on older homes We have a highly creative streak and enjoy turning everything we do into a work of art. If you want a reliable team to work on your home or want an original creation then we ar...

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TAP Construction

Joined July 2014

HI, we are a small building company that specialises in renovating old homes, from the repile through to the reclad. We have trade qualified builders and in todays busy, progressive construction industry, we will provide a quote that is competitive and on time.

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