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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!

Latest building articles

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.

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

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Alteration to our current dining space

Posted 5 days ago

There's a small entrance/exit from the kitchen that is hardly used. Would like to pull the walls down and use the new additional space as an extension to our small dining area

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New wardrobe

Posted 5 days ago

Currently a single deep wardrobe. Needs expanding into the adjacent bedroom's wardrobe and changed into a double. Needs some additional wardrobe elements - using something like nouveau range from mitre 10/bunnings - such as shelving. Would like double sliding mirrored doors.

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Walk-in Pantry and Linen/Utility Closet Build

Posted 5 days ago

Wanting to build a walk-in pantry and linen/utility closet on a cross-lease title property (unsure if I need consent from neighbour for this or not) inside our home (not an added attachment). Need to put up two walls and doors (one wall across to close off the space approx. 4m and one wall to seperate the closet and pantry approx. 1.2m) and build in shelving for both - thinking 4 U-shaped shelves for pantry maybe and probably 3 or 4 for the linen/utility closet. Looking at starting this job f...

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Wall Knock-Down

Posted 5 days ago

Wanting to knock down part of if not all of a wall on a cross-lease title property (unsure if I need consent from neighbour for this or not) inside our home to make the kitchen/lounge more open plan and create a breakfast bar either now or in the future (depends on cost). Looking at starting this job from around mid-February to early March, ideally.

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Dry wall removal

Posted 6 days ago

Two dry walls need to be removed from the double garage so cars can once again enter. The garage was converted into a spare room and now needs to return to its original purpose as a car garage. Each of the two walls has a standard door set in the wall and one wall has a concrete base 550cm by 15cm. The interior L shaped wall measures 285 X 370cm.

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Replace weatherboards

Posted 5 days ago

We have a few rotten weatherboards which need replacing as well as some upright timbers around the front porch. We require this to be done before we re-paint, and hope to have it all done before winter sets in.

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Replace stainless steel splashback

Posted 23 hours ago

We need the current stainless steel splashback in our kitchen pulled out and possibly a new jib board put in. I have attached a photo.

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Exterior fix up

Posted 1 day ago

Need exterior weatherboards fixed. I would like an idea of cost before quote is given.

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Install Replica Lightweight Chimney

Posted 1 week ago

Need a qualified builder to install a fully engineered design for a replica chimney all materials and plan will be provided require Labour only quote for completion. Start ASAP !

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Ventilation Scribbers and headflashing

Posted 1 day ago

A ventilation cowl was installed when rebuilding our bathroom. However, the installer didnt add scribbers and a headflashing. This is now an outstanding item on our CCC and needs to be finished before our final inspection. Cowl on the right has since been replaced to match the left cowl.

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Concrete render fireplace #2

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for someone to renovate our fireplace. Work involves removing old tiles and updating with a concrete render look. Fireplace dimensions approx 1m h x 1.4m w

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Villa alternations

Posted 2 days ago

We are looking for a skilled builder to install a window in the lounge (2.2 x 1m), remove a bedroom sash hung window and replace it with double doors (both timber constructions). The existing porch was enclosed many years ago and we'd like this to be deconstructed and then rebuilt to it's original design. From the porch there will be a 3.8 x 4m deck. 1912 villa, reasonable access, architects plans have been drawn up and consents submitted. Ideal start time would be early March.

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Construction of deck, access stairs and instillation of French doors.

Posted 1 day ago

Construction of deck, access stairs and instillation of French doors. We require a builder to talk through options for the above work. Have landscape architect plans and real state agent suggestions but require a builder to view, discuss and quote on options.

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Wall with door

Posted 1 day ago

I have a loft in my house and wanted a quote for a door and a wall to be built (only 1 side). so basically i just want the room to be enclosed.

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Elevated Moisture Reading

Posted 6 days ago

We did a pre-purchase inspection prior to buying our house a while ago. During this, there were high moisture levels detected in one of the walls (this was identified by non-invasive testing). It was recommended that an invasive tool is used to investigate.

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Conservatory type storage unit with carport resess. Water tight with shelving.

Posted 6 days ago

Conservatory type storage unit with carport resess. (to match existing one at other end of car park area - in appt block) I can send photos to a cellphone number of existing example. I need like for like to approve through body corporate committee.

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Put up a false ceiling in a garage

Posted 19 hours ago

We would like a false ceiling put up in the garage.

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Peplacing load bearing wall with steel beam (hide)

Posted 3 days ago

Steel beam need to be installed to replace the load bearing wall. And hide the beam inside ceiling.

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Four house project

Posted 6 days ago

The job is in construction phase and we need a registered engineer to supervise this four houses to completion.

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Wall and door installation

Posted 1 week ago

There is currently a storage room that we are wanting to split into 2 to create 2 smaller rooms/areas. We require an internal wall to be built, gibbed, plastered and painted. We will also want to install a glass door to access the new area created.

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Recent building reviews

With over 153,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Fixing clothes dryer to wall

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

31st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace rotten windowsill

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Regib, build internal wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Check and repair window flashings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th 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
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

insulation and plywood walls for our toolshed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th October 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

Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small interior wall to be removed

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Take down interior wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Converting a double garage into rumpus room and store room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New door step, wind break, deck tread

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace house support posts

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Balcony, deck and other repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing gib and roof repair from a leak

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chimney Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th November 2019

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

Kano street

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove external window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Top Notch Construction Ltd

Joined August 2009

From practical advice through to quality, fairly priced workmanship, Top Notch Construction are your Partners in Successful Building and Construction. Based in Petone, this dedicated company has been providing quality new homes, renovations, alterations, additions and sound advice to the Greater Wellington Region for over a decade, celebrating 10+ years of quality. Give us a call to get your...

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Lister Furniture & Cabinetry Ltd

Joined September 2017

Lister Furniture and Cabinetry specialise in the design, manufacturing and installation of bespoke kitchen, laundry and bathroom cabinetry, shelving, bookcases and custom furniture. We also undertake Joinery and Cabinetry alteration and maintenance such as timber windows, doors, stair and furniture repairs, alterations and maintenance to existing kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. Trade quali...

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EasyAz Maintenance & Building Ltd

Joined July 2019

Hi, At EasyAz we have 15 years of backround experience to make your present building experience an easy one. Our ethos is to operate with a respect for each and evey customer, and a respect for the construction community.It is our goal to continally improve the standards of building. Fairness, reasonable pricing and good workmanship leave our clients satisfied and happy with their purchase.

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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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Manage MY Maintenance

Joined July 2017

We are experienced builders with fast turn around jobs. Experts in decking, fences, paving, retaining and gardening. We also are experts in all maintenance around the home including but not limited to painting roofs, painting houses, repairing gutters and house washing

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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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Vh Painting & Buildings Services

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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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general handyman work, Gib board repairs / painting Interior and Exterior / fencing / decking / plastering / general non compliance building work / water blasting / fitting doors and hardware etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of personal projects over the years incorporating all of the above, s...

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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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Crack on building

Joined January 2020

Hi I have been in the business for 10 years doing everything from building decks, staircases, painting, gib, & plastering to small jobs such as hanging pictures and dryers and planting. So no job is too small. I am very professional and honest and I always work hard to meet project deadlines. I pride myself with honest and competitive quotes and also very flexible for those on a budget.

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Complete Homes Painting Limited

Joined March 2019

Complete Homes Painting specialises in interior & exterior painting, plastering, wallpapering, spray painting, house stripping and water blasting cleaning services across the Wellington Region

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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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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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Power&keane

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are a residential/commercial building cleaning company specialising in Exterior building washes. We are very reliable and will always get the job completed on time. We also offer gutter cleaning, window cleaning, driveway/surface cleaning and Moss removal. We pride ourselves on our competitive pricing and will always come look at the job before giving a final price. We also provide prop...

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Rikki tibbitts

Joined July 2016

Qualified builder for 10 years competitive rates good quality work have been doing commercial work for awhile can do most building works including ceilings hard working and very easy to talk to

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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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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Simply Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2018

Simply property maintenance aims to make property maintenance simple. By using experienced, qualified and tested staff we make any project stress and hassle free for the client. Understanding their needs and personal requirements means we can tailor any job around you, the client. With our vast network of trades people and our professional consultancy team our goal is to deliver a high quality...

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JVSL Construction Limited

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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Final Destination ltd

Joined July 2019

We have over 20 years experience in the building trade, focusing on renovations, alterations, and water proofing. We can address your needs promptly and professionally! Renovations, water issues and property inspections for future maintenance have been a focus of our employees for the last five years, and we have come together forming a new company to address these in the Wellington region. No...

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