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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.

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Carport in Johnsonville

Posted 1 week ago

Need to repair a carport in Johnsonville, include: - replace carport's wall - there are several leakings on the roof, not sure just fix them or need a new roof

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Architraves installation

Posted 5 days ago

Have completed a bathroom and en-suite reno. Have architraves ready to go up and need someone to put these up. Curved face architraves in two small bathrooms.

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General building

Posted 1 week ago

New gib in lounge, Remove partial wall in dinning room, Fix hole in exterior weatherboard

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Secure soffits

Posted 1 day ago

Loose soffits on a 2 story house

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Wall removal

Posted 1 week ago

Removal of 3.3m wall between kitchen and dining room. I don't think its load bearing, but likely a bracing element. Hoping to have the wall removed as soon as possible.

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Alex's #3

Posted 6 days ago

Reframing and renew the floor we got all the materials and we do the demolition and we got three people to help

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Repair internal wall

Posted 1 week ago

Mold had been seen on this wall. I'm worried that moisture is getting in. From pre purchase building report, inspector had written: Walls: Plaster board. A detailed inspection of some of the lower parts of the walls and room was not possible due to the placement of fittings, furnishings and personal items. There is sheet joint cracking to the wall linings, which can be repaired when the room is next redecorated. There is cracking in the plaster board and swelling skirting. Higher than norm...

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Laundry repair

Posted 5 days ago

The fibres cement board has broken on the back corner of the external laundry. Looking to replace the two panels and water damaged framing. Keen to add building paper where possible. We are getting a new roof for the laundry next week and once the exterior corner is repaired I will insulation and line the inside. The area to access the exterior corner is rather tight between the retaining walls, though I was able to fit down there. Once this is complete we want a new door added on.

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Move skirting board

Posted 6 days ago

I need a small skirting board moved a few centimetres to the right of where it is now.

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Front door and steps

Posted 2 days ago

Need a front door installed and new steps built. We have the front door sitting in our garage. The steps need built up , extended slightly and we'll probably deck them.

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Small home renovation

Posted 4 days ago

Removing several walls potentially load bearing and building a new wall to create a bedroom and wardrobe. Will need plans drawn up for consent process if it's involving load bearing walls. Would be nice to have help with consent process.

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Install a mirror bathroom cabinet - recess into wall

Posted 1 week ago

looking to install a bathroom cabinet and have it recessed in wall. based on your review of sizing and wall dimensions - I can purchase. think its probably a 450mm wide cabinet

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Sort consent for shed

Posted 5 days ago

I need someone with experience filling in Wellington Council building consent forms to help me sort consent for a less than ten metre kitset garden shed recently installed on my property. It is within one metre of the 'nominal boundary' meaning (I believe) that fire rating is not required but a building consent is. I have a simple plan from the kitset garden shed company.

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Help required with a new build

Posted 3 days ago

I have just gone out on my own in the last 6 months, working on an architecturally designed, complex new build in brooklyn. My offsider has just had an accident tearing ligaments in his ankle and could be off for upto 6 months. Looking for a qualified builder or 3rd year apprentice atleast to work as a contractor - job could lead to possible employment if it all works out. Minimum 40 hours a week, pay dependent on skills and experience. Dont hesitate to get on touch!

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False wall to house gas fire and TV

Posted 5 days ago

Need an internal false wall built to house a gas fire and TV. Builder will need to work with electrician and gas fitter to complete the job. Attached photos show before picture and hopefully an after picture

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Looking for a builder for bathroom renovatIon

Posted 2 days ago

hi looking for a builder to remove and put new bathroom fittings after tiling. If the builder can do general plumbing that will be awesome.

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Building conservatory

Posted 6 days ago

Build a conservatory or sun room on our existing deck. It needs to be enclosed having door. Prefer starting in September can get consent work done before that.

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A few jobs

Posted 1 week ago

need a few things done. 1small trench dug for gas piping -3.5metres long. 400mm deep. 60mm wide 2after gas piping installed -some concreting work to fill trench 3 would like to extend drive ramp from road to carport - currently wide enough for one car but its a two car pad so cars are getting a little punished. not sure about cost so don't take below as firm expectation

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Builders Report Required ..

Posted 2 days ago

Builders Report Required .. We require a registered builder | building company to provide a written report to support a change of insurance company .. [not too sure of the wording - essentially we need someone to look over the house | property and provide written documentation of what is not good | what needs fixing, if anything, in order to get an insurance quote from a broker ..]

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Conservatory/sunroom+toilet and landscaping #2

Posted 1 week ago

Looking to build a conservatory/sunroof off the dining area and have a deck/patio extended out (maybe a carport if budget permits). this will require digging out to create more space as back yard is tiered. conservatory to house a toilet. landscaping to potentially include, retaining wall, to cater for flattening of the back yard to put up a green house. will need consent etc, so looking for someone to manage the whole project.

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Recent building reviews

With over 166,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Dry wall removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Batten removal from concrete

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace rotting weather boards on garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

ramp

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Front porch - repair and enclose

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Building work for council compliance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lintel installed or concrete step made

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace rotten end of a beam in a carport

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling water damage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th June 2020

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
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Convert a small space to allow for a watercloset

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Put up new fascia board for spouting and remove old one


24th June 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Replace Windowsill

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gibbing, Plastering & Painting small double bedroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Investigate damaged corner stud/post of house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cupboard laundry

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bracing


29th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Replace barge board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Builder required to prep flat roof areas for new roofing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
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

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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VONGPA CONSTRUCTIONS

Joined April 2013

Hi my name is Vongpa, I have been building since 2007. I am trade qualified and LBP member. Feel free to check on my licence when we met. All building work is done by me . So you are dealing with the actual person who doing the work. My quote is free. Looking forward to hear from you. Regards Vongpa

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Upgrades building

Joined March 2019

Hi I have been building for 5-6 years I Have been doing renovations for the majority of the time but don’t mind the smaller jobs. Feel free to get in touch. Cheers

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RBS Commercial & Residential Contractors

Joined November 2013

we are local wellington contracting company specializing in commercial and residential building, painting and plastering. From small jobs to the big jobs we have the team. Project management, shop fit out, Bathroom & Kitchen renovations , Commercial & Residential Painting & Decorating, Remedial Maintenance, Roof inspection, rectification, Asbestos removal & Incapsulation, House Alterations, Fencin...

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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 Projrect Management, 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'...

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general Handyman Work, Gib Board repairs / Click Clank Laminate Flooring / Painting Interior and Exterior / Fencing / Decking / Touch up Plastering / general non compliance building work / Water Blasting / Fitting Doors and Hardware / Skirtings etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of per...

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IL Buildeez

Joined June 2012

In need of a builder who is qualified, competent and is a licenced building practitioner then Buildeez is right for you. - Based in Wellington. Buildeez provide building services from Wellington central to as far as the kapiti coast and upper hutt suburbs. - Competitive quotes, quality workmanship, job on time and within budget are our goals for every client. - If these are the qualities...

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truebuild

Joined March 2011

Hi, I am a qualified LBP Builder I am a hard-working and friendly person, and a great builder. I take pride in my work, and have both residential and commercial experience. My skillbase is large, and it extends beyond just your traditional building. I am very experienced in renovations, I have recently extensivley renovated my own house, with great results. All queries welcome!

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Rubios Pro Limited

Joined August 2018

Hello There, 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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Hawk Ridge Construction Ltd

Joined June 2020

Hi, we have 15 years experience of working in residential construction. Fully qualified and licensed we have completed projects of varying sizes, from large architecturally designed new houses, to decks, to basic maintenance jobs. Bringing a team of trusted subcontractors we can manage all projects from inception to completion. With a focus on craft, communication and competitive pricing we are co...

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Building Detail

Joined November 2013

Building Detail provides a range of high quality carpentry services at a reasonable price including: - Full project management - New homes - Renovations and alterations - Kitchen and bathroom upgrades - Fences, decks, and pathways - Maintenance and repairs - Shop fit outs Regan, Building Detail's director, is a qualified licensed building practitioner with over 12 years experience...

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NZ Installs

Joined August 2018

NZ Installs is comprised of Paul and Nick who have 35 years of combined trade experience. Paul and Nick are committed to every job undertaken and pride themselves on their clear communication and close attention to every detail. visit them at www.nzinstalls.co.nz for some inspiration. We also own Wellington Construction with Ben who is an LBP and a very experienced qualified builder. We have...

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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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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . I have 25 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . At present we are manly doing Bathroom and Kitchen up grades New ceilings and cavity sliding doors , all seam to be the go. I also have an airless spay unit for the finishing to...

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Reno Man

Joined April 2015

Hi, I have been in the industry for over 30 years. - Installing and designing kitchens and bathrooms. - Landscaping properties - Alterations - and everything in between! My collegue Andrew is licensed so we can tackle any project you have in mind. We specialise in minor renovations although our last project was a 4 month complete renovation of a 1940's house. Your project is in good han...

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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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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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rack construction ltd

Joined June 2019

hi i am a builder who has 7 years experience in all fields of carpentry from new builds renovations light landscaping (fences and decks to pergolas) and i am happy to undertake even the smaller jobs from time to time.

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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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Press Build Limited

Joined April 2020

We are a small building company based company n the Hutt Valley, we specialise in renovations and new builds but are more than happy to look at smaller jobs. We take great pride in providing quality service and great work.

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