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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.

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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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 As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

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

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Window installation in wall

Posted 1 week ago

We are considering installing an aluminium framed double glazed window in the exterior wall of our town house. The wall is load-bearing, at ground level in a two level building with a brick veneer exterior and Gib interior lining. The work will include finishing the external lining and exterior brickwork after installation of the window. We understand that a building consent will be required for the work and that it needs to be done or at least supervised by a Licensed Building Practitioner and...

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Understairs cupboard

Posted 1 day ago

Build a cupboard under the staircase, including a new internal wall frame with gib and potentially plastering. The door will need to be shorter than standard. We live up a lot of steps but can assist with getting materials to the house.

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Little Manila

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need to build a restaurant fit out in a food court in Lambton square Wellington.

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Flashing

Posted 5 days ago

Remove old flashing and replace on stucco house asap

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Replace a small water damaged wall.

Posted 1 week ago

This is for an insurance claim. I had a laundry leak which resulted in floor and wall damage. The floor seems to have dried out and I'm not sure if it needs repairing but there is water damage / swelling to the lower part of the wall where the water has soaked in to it. The total wall size is about 2m x 1.35m. I'm flexible with time frame but the insurance company do need an estimate before I can proceed with the claim.

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Remove walled tiled shower & install shower unit

Posted 5 days ago

Hi, We're looking for quotes for removing our walled tiled shower (... ) and installing a shower unit (... ). Area may need to be relined.

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Long low planter box

Posted 1 week ago

We'd like a planter box in front of our cottage bedroom window. Approx 2.5m long, 0.7m wide and 0.4 high.

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Exterior stairs installation

Posted 1 week ago

We need a new flight of exterior stairs installed (plus the old ones removed). Images 'Old Stairs 1-2' attached show the current stairs which are to be removed. 'New stairs' image is a stock image of the type of new stairs to be installed. We would like this job done around last week of May.

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Studio in karori

Posted 3 days ago

Looking for a registered builder to build consented 20m2 building. Steps to the site. Only make contact if you are able to provide quotes from architects drawings. Start date in six weeks.

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Install pre-made new timber windows in house

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have ordered new timber framed windows and French doors for our whole house. We need a builder who will remove the old aluminium windows and install the new ones. The windows will not be ready for another 3-4 months and timing can be flexible after that. We are a two storey house but the shape of the section and position of balconies means scaffolding may not be needed or would be minimal.

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Leak repair and framing replacement

Posted 5 days ago

There is a leak in our garage wall where the gas infinity heater has been attached. As a result the framing under the heater has rotted. The framing will need to be replaced and waterproofing where the pipes from the heater go through the wall. (apologies for the dark photo - it was dark and raining and last minute)

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Remove fireplace and wardrobes

Posted 2 days ago

We have an old, disused fireplace and two built in wardrobes we would like removed. Once they are gone we need the wall rebuilt flat - as though they were never there. It's an 1890s villa with 3.3m stud, elaborate skirting and scotia.

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TV and mirror wall mounted

Posted 1 week ago

I would like to attach my television to the wall behind it in the photo. I would also like.to hang a heavy mirror (5-8kg) on the wall

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Garage Build

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for a qualified on tools builder to construct a double garage to plan, including framing, roofing, weatherboard and doors, windows. Building work to include a new concrete slab. Needs to be properly priced up. Owner will manage council and removal of existing single garage. Needs plumbing for laundry and electrical (note existing garage has electrical and downpipes into ground)

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Hammerhand

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hammer hand to work on new build with qualified builder. Most tools required and own transport.

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Lift and relay wooden floor

Posted 5 hours ago

Lift wooden floor boards in bedroom and relay in lounge. Replace bedroom floor boards.

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New build

Posted 3 days ago

New house build in Tawa. We are still trying to get a design so if that’s something you do too, we are happy to have your assistance with this.

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Small building fixes - two holes in ceiling for jib repair

Posted 6 days ago

I am looking for someone to do some odd fixes in my house. There is a hole from an old light fitting in the ceiling which needs jibbing/ painting white. There is another small ceiling hole to repair. Also a small bit of rot in the bathroom to replace the skirting board.

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Install stud to support beam & new window sill

Posted 23 hours ago

We need a stud installed to support a beam . Beam was installed by previous owner, and not much of a stud holding it up - see photo Job requires rimu trim to be removed, new stud to be installed, and trim put back. Lining is off on one side. We also need a new window sill installed - approx 1m long. Photo to follow. Need this done ASAP, as we have someone waiting to gib and plaster.

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Chimney removal

Posted 3 days ago

Chimney to be removed to top of concrete house foundation approx. Chimney of concrete block construction and approx late 1950's house. Reinstatement of any exposed wall (timber weather board) and roofline (metal roof tiles).

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Recent building reviews

With over 194,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replace and repair south-end gables


3rd March 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Building a deck and levelling a lawn

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd February 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Exterior Baseboard install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replace weatherboards

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling Repair in Carport

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build a new wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor Staircase Handrail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Design and build outdoor furniture

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th March 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Window repairs


5th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Reinstalling dog door and repairing/replacing wood in old site


31st March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window removal and gib repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Assess leaks

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Window frame repair - urgent

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install cat flap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Garden Bed

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Wall mount clothes dryer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove Internal Brick Wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Attic Pulldown Ladder Install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Caulking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build Fence and Small Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Greig Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

I am trade qualified in carpentry. I have a vast range of experience including new builds, alterations and extensions. I specialize in decks, fences and retaining walls. I also do small jobs like replacing rotten weatherboards and property maintenance. I have a very high standard of work and always keep the site clean.

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TAP Construction

Joined July 2014

We specialises in small subdivisions and new builds. If you have been thinking about subdividing your large section and building on your new title we are the people to see. We can take care of everything from the subdivision process right through to Code Compliance. We also renovate old homes, from the repile through to the reclad. We have trade qualified builders and in todays busy, progres...

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Delaney Building and Maintenance

Joined September 2012

Hi I've been building for 30 years from new houses to alterations and extentions. office fit outs,kitchens, bathrooms. from large jobs to smallest we pride ourselves on eye for detail.And clear comunication through the whole process.

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1Build Group

Joined May 2021

Hi, we have a 25 years experience in the building industry and specialize in renovations small or big. We can bring your project to life and endeavor to keep you involved in every process.

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Mr Gib

Joined April 2010

12 years experience in fixing stopping and finishing Gib and coving. I also do tiling and have my waterproofing certificate for wet areas. I'm fully kitted out as a builder/handyman and happy to view and take on any sort of home maintenance job be it fencing tiling or any repairs. Happy to pop by and advise/quote. This will cost you nothing.

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City works

Joined November 2017

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

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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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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in ......

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Shamon Building Contractors

Joined August 2018

With many years of experience in the building industry we have the know how to help you out. Immediate services are available for emergency jobs or jobs requiring urgent attention.

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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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Grantham builders

Joined September 2017

Servicing the lower north island region. Grantham Builders specialises in home renovations & maintenance, fencing, decking, pergolas and chimney removals, we can also build dog kennels/runs and other animal shelters. Grantham Builders is a family owned and operated business, who take pride in our work ethic, professionalism and ability to think outside the box to meet and exceed our clients expec...

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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. ...

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Credge Contracting

Joined May 2021

Hi ive been in the industry over 10 years and pride myself in providing excellent work and craftsmanship at affordable prices. Work includes Building - Qualified builder Landscaping Excavation Fencing Concrete Paving

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Wellington Painting & Renovations

Joined April 2017

We offer experience of high quality interior painting, renovations, design, planning and construction. Kitchens, bathrooms, basement renovations.You can expect from us the highest standard for a reasonable price, and we always do our job in tip-top condition! All estimates and advice are free and remember there is no job too small or too big for us!

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Aspect Builders Wellington Limited

Joined July 2020

Hi, we have over 60 years combined experience in the building industry. Extensive knowledge ranging from new builds, major renovations, site supervision, project management, civil works, no job too small or too big. We are very professional and ensure we meet deadlines within budget. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and customer satisfaction.

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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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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 11 yrs experience. Pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Spent my time Specializing in architectural new builds/renovations. Yet Have extensive knowledge and experience doing everything from repiling to reroofing and just about everything in between. No job too small, get in contact now.

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Supreme Residential Construction

Joined August 2013

Trade qualified builders that take pride in their work. Supreme treat your property as if it were there own and strive to produce a high quality result that will stand the test of time. We do pretty much anything from repairs/maintenance right through to full home renovations and additions. Supreme are Licensed, Certified Builders. References available on request.

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

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

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PacBuild

Joined January 2018

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

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