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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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

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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Trim doors, lay mdf, repair gib, seal cracks

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, I have a few smaller jobs: I need a piece of I think mdf laid over the concrete in the hallway so the carpet layers can put the carpet down as the original 50s card type stuff has rotted,roughly 2.4m x 1m and needs cutting to fit, trim 3 doors after carpet was laid in other rooms and fix two holes in gib the plumber made to find the leak, also seal concrete cracks on balcony that are letting water in under the windows. Asap would be great as can't have the hall carpet laid until the mdf is...

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Bathroom jibbing/scotia

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a unit in Brooklyn that needs aprox 1m square of aqualine jib installed in a bathroom. A small amount of scotia and skirting board work. If you can plaster and paint even better!

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Mains power attachment point - creaking

Posted 2 weeks ago

From our living room, on windy days, there's a subtle creaking/grinding noise. It's quiet, but enough to be annoying. A few months ago the power company replaced the nearest power pole to our house. I'm pretty sure it started then, and the noise does seem to be coming from where the power line attaches to the house. It also looks like it might be rubbing against the gutter, or maybe the actually board that it mounts to is flexing slightly. Either way, I'm not really keen to faff around next t...

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Gib repair and quote for room alteration

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, Following a pipe burst we have a gap in our gib in a cupboard ceiling that needs repair. Also looking to knock out a wall between two small rooms to make into one larger room. I don’t know expected cost.

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Interior reno - walls, storage, beam, kitchen install

Posted 3 weeks ago

• Removing 2m of wall and replacing with a beam • Adding bracing to a wall to compensate for the 2m wall removal • Installation of a kitchen that I’ll probably get from ... .nz • Adding a new wall to create a hallway • Building a wardrobe • Making a doorway in a wall and repairing that wall (I have removed the chimney) • Building a hall storage cupboard • Switching the opening direction of a door CONSENT ISSUED - Must be LBP to undertake the work

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Builders assessment 1950s home

Posted 3 weeks ago

I’m looking for a builder to give an assessment (similar to that of a pre-purchase builders inspection) of my home, purchased last year. The intended outcome of this is to help assign priorities to the maintenance work, and give a cost estimate where possible.

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Replace rotting weather boards on garage

Posted 1 month ago

All boards on the rear of the garage need completely replacing. Odd boards on the side and front also.

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Wanted - Wooden Gate off hinges and needs fixing

Posted 1 week ago

I have a standard wooden gate which has come off its hinges (thanks to Wellington wind). The latch has also come off. I need to have the gate put back on its hinges and latch secured so it doesn't swing back and forth in the wind.

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LBP need

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need LBP to sign off small job

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Bearer Renewal

Posted 3 weeks ago

Replace bearers below bedroom.

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Building a cat barrier on an apartment deck to keep the cat confined

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have an apartment with a wrap around deck that currently would not keep my cat contained. i need a barrier similar to a gate in one area and a height barrier to stop said cat escaping. as you can see in the picture the gate/barrier is not wide but the cat can still jump onto the barrier and move onto the rest of the deck. The top part of deck fence is a plastic and we are not allowed in the body corp to make changes to that. I hope asap for the job - I am a principal and have little t...

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Stud replacement, 4 Box Corners, Weatherboards

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi - we currently have scaffolding up & need urgent help to replace part of a stud, put in four box corners and replace some weatherboards also.

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Timber reveal window repairs

Posted 3 weeks ago

The timber reveal around aluminum windows needs repairing/replacing. As the condensation over time have damaged the timber and its swollen.

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Rusty corner soakers

Posted 4 weeks ago

I would like a quote for replacing a number of some rusty corner soakers in a single-level house. I have attached photos of the worst cases. The first photo shows an area where all of the corner soakers have rusted. In the second photo, the corner soakers at the top are badly rusted and may have to be replaced. There are other corner soakers that have a little bit of rust. A tradesperson would need to have a look and provide some advice on whether they should be replaced.

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Replace/repair joist in roof space

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking for a quote to have a joist in roof space replaced/repaired which has been cut when installing a heatpump - quote required ASAP and reasonable price.

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Boundary Road Garage

Posted 4 weeks ago

I need a double garage built at our place. I have a garage already, but the council has requested that I demolish it, because it is on a slight lean. It is not quite big enough for 2 cars. I want to replace it with a two car garage. I have an encroachment licence with Wellington City Council for the location of the garage. To build a double garage would require: (i) demolishing the present garage - note: it has fibrillate walls; (ii) get resource and building consent for a double garage...

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Window seat

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi there, I'm after someone to make a window seat for me please where the pram currently is and have the skirting run along the bottom of the wall. I have attached a photo so you can see the space i want it to fit in.

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Fencing and concrete work #2

Posted 4 weeks ago

Old drive way has been prepared into two levels. Several parts to the job: • A fence 6.3m wide and about 2m high with a 1.2m wide gate. Will run from the house to an existing fence. • A concrete nib wall at the base of the weatherboards, about 6m, height variable on a slope but about 500mm. • Several concrete pads for a shed, bike storage and bins. • A coloured concrete path looking like paving stones to run from the gate to an existing set of stairs. • Two low (about 200-250mm) retain...

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Subvdivide and build on a section

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi There, We came across your website while browsing options for builders we could work with. We are currently based overseas but Wellington is home. We own a property at the Linden area in Tawa locality , Wellington. It's a 1940s house. 3 bedrooms, 835 msq metres Massive section with a potential to sub-divide. We are seriously considering building further on and are in search of the right builder to work along with us on this project. Happy to share more. As we are overseas and...

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Fibrous cement cladding repair

Posted 3 weeks ago

I recently had a home maintenance report done by CheckHome. They suggested getting some maintenance done to the Fibrous cement cladding at our property . I have attached the two relevant pages of the report which provide more details.

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Replace house support posts

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16th November 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Building work for council compliance

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13th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

30 Mills Road

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Replace Windowsill

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Cupboard laundry

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small home building repair job

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plasterboard/Wall Insulation Removal and Upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new front door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace rotted out beam supporting car port roof

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th December 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Chimney Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace timber support for down pipe on exterior wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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 5
Communication
 5

New door step, wind break, deck tread

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Remove external window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Kano street

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13th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Folding door

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12th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dry wall removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Check and repair window flashings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weatherboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

ramp

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 4
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 5

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Problem solving company

Joined December 2019

We understand that problems arise with houses, landscaping and everything else to do with property services. It's our aim to provide cost effective solutions that can help our clients and aim to receive referrals from existing clients. Let me help solve your property problems

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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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Eco Lanscaping Ltd

Joined June 2013

Eco Landscaping is a Wellington based landscaping company offering complete landscaping design, construction and planting. We are also carrying out renovations works and building maintenance works. I have 18 years experience with a bachelor of construction and NZ carpentry certificate. We take great pride in our work and are committed to providing our customers with unparalleled personal att...

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Walter Millar

Joined May 2007

Hi there i am a fully qualified tradesman, with 25 years experience in all aspects of building - mainly in the domestic setting. Over this time we have completed many projects of varying sizes from new housing, major extensions and additions, down to some much smaller work - repairs, maintenance etc.

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JAMES THE BUILDER

Joined September 2009

Hello my name is James and I have been building for 10 years. And I specialize in doing those smaller jobs I am NZ qualified and believe in doing the job right the first time. I have a team of sub contractors that have the same motto. As the building process can be daunting it is my job to help my clients thought this experience, keeping the lines of communication open at all times, because a...

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Craig Property Services

Joined April 2015

We specialise in small works comprising of refits of kitchens and bathrooms, e.g. fixing water leaks. 30 years of experience in building new houses, rebuilds and completing extensive renovation and maintenance work. We work hard to a plan our work, finish on time and within budget.

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JDM Services

Joined October 2010

I have 17 years experience in the home maintenance area. 9 years as a Hire a Hubby now with my own company. I can undertake a variety of work around the property from minor repairs to interior/exterior painting, fences, decks, bathroom renovations etc. I also work in with a plumber, electrician, roofer and builder so can project manage a job for you to remove a lot of the hassles of having to ri...

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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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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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Host My Property

Joined December 2010

Hi. We've been doing house renovations and general property management and maintenance for 20 years, generally focussing on smaller jobs. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and quality workmanship

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BIM Projects Ltd

Joined March 2020

BIM Projects Ltd - Technology Leading Construction. Residential alterations and additions specialists with over 16+ years experience in the construction industry. Licensed Building Practitioners. For all your Carpentry, Site and Project Management requirements.

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A C construction solutions Ltd

Joined October 2019

Hi, I’m a builder of 10 years l specialise in renovations, extensions, new builds, I also do smaller jobs including bathrooms, decks, fences, retaining walls. I pride myself on the quality of work and working with my clients to achieve what they want to there budget.

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Nzl holzbau services limited

Joined August 2018

Hi, im a qualified chippy whos built for 10 years, 5 years germany 5 years nzl, i have a lot of pride in my work and will engage with you the client thoughout the entire job process. I build to code and to a great german standard at adorable rates

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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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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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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

We do building/painting/plaster and landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We strive on going above and beyond for our clients. So please feel free to get in touch for any up coming project we can help you with thanks.

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Glass Innovate Ltd

Joined February 2019

Glass Innovate is one of Wellingtons top Glass and Glazing companies. Our professional qualified glaziers can install anything to do with glass. From a simple single pane window, to specialized unusual projects that other glaziers wouldn't touch, we can do anything. Some of what we can do include: Splashbacks Frameless Showers Glass Table Tops Customized Aquariums Windows Mirrors Balus...

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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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mats engineering

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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Oriel

Joined March 2016

Oriel is a reliable, high quality building service specialising in repair and renovation, but we do it all from a new home, bathroom or kitchen to insulating your roof, hanging a door or replacing a weatherboard. Trade qualified, we take care of it all from the building work to decorating and along with our reliable team of subcontractors you're in safe hands. Our aim is to make it easy and hassle...

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