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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Waripori flashing replacement

Posted 2 days ago

Hi. I own a one - storey rental in Berhampore, Wellington. 3 of the window flashings are very rusty and need replacing. Would you be interested in this job? I have a contact who can make them , but he will not install them. Regards Russell ... PH ...

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Repair external home wall & repair internal Gib

Posted 1 week ago

External wall has a crack from top to bottom engineer has informed us that it needs to be cut and then to have cement epoxy inserted, we also had a leak in the roof which damaged the ceiling Gib. Section of Gib has been removed and needs replacing and plastering. We require a quote for this work.

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Door overhang

Posted 1 week ago

Overhang needs removing, replace cedar weather board and hang new door canopy . Would like builder to meet me at house Saturday morning 13th april

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Exterior rot and piles

Posted 3 days ago

Exterior weather boards and piles

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New build #2

Posted 6 days ago

We have plans for a 186sqm new build to go a back section. Building consent will be through a a couple of weeks.

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Help with Exterior Motorhome Maintenance - Fibre Glass Repairs

Posted 1 week ago

Hello, We live full time in our 2003 Coachmen Mirada American Motorhome (currently in Wellington), this winter the Motorhome requires a bit of maintenance particularly on the outside and roof of the vehicle. We are looking for someone with experience in resealing/patching vehicle roofs, delamination of fibre glass, replacing and fixing the insulation of the interior walls of the Motorhome, repairing stress cracks in the fibre glass and painting. As we have no fixed abode ideally if this...

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Soffit and Fascia

Posted 1 week ago

Soffit and Fascia need to be replaced. Around 5 metres all together. Gutter put back up. Gutter in another location must be replaced (long run, approx 3 metres), caused by rock damage. This is a scaffolding job for the Soffit and Fascia part. There is some urgency round this as the hole is letting rain in and causing internal damage (I have leaks)

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Dominion Buildings refurbishing roof

Posted 3 days ago

replacement of plywood, framing and skylights

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Ensuite and laundry room extension

Posted 2 weeks ago

I would like a small extension built to hold an ensuite toilet and a laundry room. The job will include removing an existing unconsented lean to. The existing wall cladding is cement paneling and is presumed to have asbestos because of its age, so this will need to be removed and reclad with appropriate precautions. There are known drainage problems under the lean to because of silting (the current slope drains storm water underneath it and it gets silted up.)

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Building an attic storage space

Posted 4 days ago

I need some weatherproof storage space built in my attic space, with a drop-down ladder of the kind sold by Bunnings. My place is a 1910 2-storey wooden villa in Newtown. At present, through the (very) small manhole, I can see the attic space 'floor' joists are filled with pink batts. I need a low-budget, weatherproof storage space, with sufficient electric light and probably with some basic shelving . My timeframe is as soon as possible. You would need to view it to discuss options and bud...

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Interior wall knocked out

Posted 1 week ago

Wall approx 3m wide between kitchen and living room needing knocking out to open up. Non load bearing.

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Townhouse extension

Posted 2 weeks ago

I would like to extend my 2-bedroom townhouse to 4-bedroom. It would be great if you could have a site-visit and give a free quote.

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Small building job

Posted 1 week ago

a one foot hole on the soffit at the front of the house that needs fixing. We are currently having the house painted and needs this hole fixed so the painter can complete the job.

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Add one bed room, garage and bathroom

Posted 2 days ago

My home has 3 bed rooms and a bathroom. My house is 1920 built with weather board. I want to extent this with one bed room and a garage in front and an additional bathroom with laundry.

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Northland OK Garage

Posted 1 week ago

Replacement of existing garage, would like to be able to reuse existing electric garage door if possible. 70sq/m garage, takes two cars lengthways. Quote required for removal of existing structure and replacement. In next six months ideally but am flexible.

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Outside Handrail(s)

Posted 10 hours ago

I want to install a hand rail down 9 concrete steps from the road to the house, and perhaps down a flight of outside steps to the basement. I just want something basic, to provide support to those using the steps.

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Repair external home wall & repair internal Gib #2

Posted 1 week ago

External wall has a crack from top to bottom engineer has informed us that it needs to be cut and then to have cement epoxy inserted, we also had a leak in the roof which damaged the ceiling Gib. Section of Gib has been removed and needs replacing and plastering. We require a quote for this work.

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Fixing leaks

Posted 1 week ago

One side of our house is leaking. Water is coming in through the exterior cladding and is causing water damage inside the house. I want someone ASAP to assess the leaks and to repair them.

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Weatherboard replacement

Posted 3 days ago

I'm currently having my house painted and coming across a few rotting weatherboards that need examining and fixing or replacing. Just a handful at this stage. The work needs to be done in the next couple of weeks.

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New lounge ceiling

Posted 1 week ago

We need to replace the ceiling in our lounge / dining area. It has previously been done by a DYI'er and is beginning to crack in places. The ceiling above is insulated already but we would want the opportunity to replace the pink bats. We also want to change the lighting to down lights. It is made up of 2 parts, the large area is 6.5 meters by 4 meters. The small section is 4m by 1.2m.

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Recent building reviews

With over 132,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th April 2019

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

Removal old tile ceilng, gib exposed walls.


25th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

Garage repair and upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Retail Store Fitout

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

21st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

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

Exterior Trim Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th April 2019

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

Lower floor rennovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Repairs to french door and flooring due to water damage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
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

Inspection of underfloor (bearers and joists)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Roof and door


6th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall behind toilet built and a boxed in area under vanity

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th March 2019

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

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

Leaking Ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Builders in Wellington

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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Perry Homes Ltd

Joined March 2016

Perry Homes Ltd is a Wellington based construction business providing high quality residential building services. Our expert project management team ensures your entire building project is stress free from start to finish. Our highly-skilled and qualified professionals ensure your project will be on time and within budget. We are always happy to help during your design phase offering guidance fr...

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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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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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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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04CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

Joined March 2019

Hi, we can do anything around your house, from small fences to full renovations and even new houses, we provide a professional quality service and take care of project management too.

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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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Wellington Handyman

Joined February 2014

Looking for a hand around the house or just don't want to shell out hundreds for tools you might not use again then contact your local handyman no job is to small We have experience with a wide range of tooling from painting to door installation. We stand by every job we do and offer a one year guarantee Payment expected within 1 week of receiving the invoice otherwise a $80 late payment pe...

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Rubios Pro Limited

Joined August 2018

Hello Dear, We are a reliable and trustworthy company with the experience and skills required to be able to provide the most professional care to maintain your house looking as good as you would want it. We can ensure you that our workers are hardworking and are ready to finish the jobs as soon as required with a great quality job . Call us for a free quote, good prices guaranteed.

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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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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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Mts Projects Ltd

Joined November 2008

We offer full Joinery & carpentry service,House additions,maintaince,decks,also Kitchens,handcrafted furniture and joinery made in our modern factory.11years building in NZ, 10 years building overseas, We now look forward to bringing innovation and fresh ideas to your next building project. I specialise in high quality interior/exterior finish, with excellent attention to detail. No job too big o...

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Redefine Renovations and Construction Ltd

Joined February 2013

Hello We are highly skilled team of carpenters and apprentices, with a wealth of experience in all aspects of the building trade. While we specialise in alterations and additions, we can help with all aspects of your project With my considerable project management skills, projects are completed efficiently, whilst ensuring the work is completed to the highest quality. We can take y...

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Bombora Construction Ltd

Joined November 2017

Fast, fair priced and efficient construction. Been in the construction industry for 9 years focusing mainly on residential architecturally designed new builds alterations and additions. We take a lot of pride in our work and work hard to make deadlines and on budget. We will work with you to understand your vision and deliver, all with a smile. Look forward to working with you.

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C&L Builders

Joined August 2017

Our company complete residential and light commercial projects. We work hard to meet deadlines and satisfy out customers. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes.

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G & M Smith Contractors

Joined August 2011

Hi we have been in business since 2000 specialising in all property maintenance and repairs, I am a qualified builder and we have been operating a painting plastering service for this time also, we cover building repairs,interior and exterior painting, interior plastering, section clearing, etc etc... we also use qualified and trusted sub contractors for electrical, plumbing, lino and carpet layin...

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