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Choosing The Right Builder In Wellington

Whether you want a new build or are renovating your home, finding the right builder within the Wellington region can be a bit of a nightmare! Fortunately we take the hard work out of the equation by having the builders contact you about your job. That only leave you with the task of picking the one that suits your job the best. The question then is how do I know that a builder is the right one for my job?

Using A Wellington Licensed Building Practitioner

It is now compulsory for all restricted building work (RBW) which is structural, weather tight dependant or fire design work to be done by a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP). If your job requires some RBW then you must hire an LBP, otherwise you are free to choose a builder who is not registered. With many homes in the Windy City being on a hillside and heavily exposed to the elements, chances are that a lot of your building work could be restricted in some way. Make sure that you are explicit in your job requirements when seeking quotes and expressions of interest.

Once you have decided on a builder to hire and before you sign the contract, it pays to check what memberships or registrations they hold. Then you will know if they can complete the job to a high standard safely. If your work is RBW and you must hire and LBP, you can find out if they are officially registered by asking to see their LBP photo ID which details the types of building work they are eligible to do. You can also check out them out on the Licensed Building Practitioner’s website. From here you are also able to see what type of category building they are able to work on, as well as the type of building work they are certified to do. While all of this may seem overwhelming, it was put into place to help protect homeowners from dodgy cowboy builders.

Some builders choose not to be an LBP, which does not mean that they are not qualified to do your job. It just means that they are unable to complete any jobs classed as restricted building work. But if you do not need any RBW done, a non-registered LBP is fine. Many of these builders are instead members of one or both of the two trade associations – the Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA) or the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand (CBANZ).

As a RMBA member, a builder has to follow the association’s Constitution and Code of Conduct, have their work inspected several times every year by the mobile RMBA team. They must also meet a high standard of business management and financial planning skills and have specific industry qualifications and/or experience. An RMBA member also has to give you third party written guarantee on all the work they do for you.

A CBANZ member has to have enough insurance to cover them and their work during the period they have a contract with you. They must give you a 10 year HomeFirst Builders guarantee on the work they have done and follow their association’s Code of Ethics and Conduct. To be a member, builders also need to meet the required level of industry qualifications and experience the CBANZ sets as a benchmark for their members.

Choosing the right builder for your job actually depends on the job itself. With plenty of experienced and qualified builders within the Wellington region, you will actually be spoilt for choice. Just remember to do your research on the builders you are keen on and Bob’s your uncle! List your Wellington building job here today to start finding the best builder for you!

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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering building related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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Guide to Installing Balustrades - Up to NZ Building Code Standard

Posted 14/09/17

Wondering what the NZ Building Code requirements are for balustrades on stairs and decking? Then you’re in the right place, we take a look... What is a Balustrade? A balustrade is basically a safety barrier. It can vary in appearance from simply a rail with supporting balusters, all the wa

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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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Stage 2 of Home Ownership or Renting Life Stage – Your Twenties

Posted 26/10/17

Many people entering their twenties are looking at the possibly of moving away from property renting and into looking towards home ownership... Rising house prices have has somewhat stifled early home ownership in many parts of the country. But with a little smart thinking and the ability

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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Are you wondering what cladding to choose for your new build? Is your existing cladding looking dilapidated and ripe for renovation? Recladding your home will breathe new life into its appearance. In this article, we give you the information to choose the right cladding for your home. Ext

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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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Rebuild carport

Posted 1 week ago

The current carport appears to have been done not quite legally, and the roofing is corroding due to rain water not being drained properly. Roofing expert had a look and says it should be torn down and rebuilt.

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External wall repair

Posted 1 week ago

Floor plate needs replacing and 1 stud plus reinstatement of lining. Need it done asap

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Convert a double garage into two bedrooms #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need builder work to convert a double garage into two rooms.

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Platform for a garden shed.

Posted 1 week ago

I have a large garden shed that needs a platform to be built in order to go in the right place, its an average of 1m off the ground so it will need to be put on piles. It also needs a retaining wall on one side. Job to be completed asap but I have realistic expectations. The shed construction will also need to be completed it's about a single garage size and was purchased from trade tested.

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Internal wall removal

Posted 1 week ago

Wanting to get 2 walls removed to open kitchen and living, they are structural and we have just received the consent from the council for this work

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Construction of internal wall (with door) partition.

Posted 3 days ago

Construction of internal wall partition. To include installing door with door frame. Finishing with plastering and painting.

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Close-in Carport 3 Stratford Way

Posted 2 weeks ago

Existing carport to be closed in using architects plans that will be provided

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Squeaky floors and a new door

Posted 2 weeks ago

The floors in my lounge and kitchen are squeaky. Have been told it only needs some more timber put in. I also have a new door I'd like installed - just the door, not the frame.

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Vehicle showroom kitchen bench & Kitset fitout

Posted 1 week ago

Small half kitchen removal and new kitchen bench & kitset fitout. Removal of the old bench and lighting (has been disconnected) and put together new kitset and install it. Old Bench and cabinets will need to be taken away with you too please. Accessory cabinet, bar leaner and chairs will need to be put together also (Kitset).

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Exterior house repairs

Posted 1 week ago

Install scribers, exterior cladding, a new window frame and sashes. Please contact for site visit to price with an Immediate start.

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Bathroom floor

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there My floor in front of my shower sagging Would like some options

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Exterior house repairs #2

Posted 3 days ago

Install scribers, exterior weatherboards, a new window frame and sashes. Please contact for site visit to price with an Immediate start.

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Garden retaining wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

Approximately 4metre long by 3metre high wooden retaining wall has started to collapse and needs replacing

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Internal non structural walls x2 to split existing room into 2 separate room

Posted 1 week ago

Want to put a new wall to split existing lounge and then another wall at right angles toit. Will need to also install x2 doors in new walls. Non load bearing. Want walls to have internal insulation.

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Replacing timber

Posted 2 days ago

Looking to replace some rotten battens and weatherboards. Need someone to quote and eventually do the work.

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Kitchen installation

Posted 3 days ago

Install new kitchen in a unit and relocate washing machine to laundry . Job located in Vivian St Wellington

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Small interior wall to be removed

Posted 2 days ago

Need a small interior wall removed and made good, including jibbing, plastering and skirting. Painting not needed. Architect has approved removal as not a load-bearing wall.

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Headflashing to vent cowls

Posted 4 days ago

Headflashing or weather heads and scribers to be added to vent cowls. Right hand vent cowls to be changed to match cowl to the left.

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Beauty Lounge on Cable Car Lane

Posted 2 weeks ago

1) Frame out ceiling over existing ceiling tiles and gib ceiling (fire sprinklers to be extended also - to be arranged further) 2) Supply and install 5 shelves for a curved nook / corner of the room. 3) Strip out carpet tiles and set aside 5) Supply 1x cupboard door 6) Remove rubbish

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Chimney removal

Posted 2 weeks ago

Two chimneys (brick/concrete) removed so they are level with the roof of the house. Inside the house there were two gas heaters. The heaters have been removed but there are holes etc in the wall from removing the heaters that need tidied up.

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Weatherboard replacement and window planing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Home office Reno

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cathy Stephenson

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th August 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

Replace pile connections


2nd 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

Tim . Brenner system


14th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Possible leak

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th August 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

Repair timber framing and cladding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Window Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hang &vent clothes dryer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rennovation on Saint Michaels

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Fireplace Facade patch up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

side entrance extension, two storey.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Window and roof repair 3

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tim for wang


14th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Inside cupboard jib and plaster

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weatherboard repairs & replacements

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bungalow relining and insulating

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

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Richard Waters

Joined November 2010

Fully qualified garden designer/Landscaper. Over 20 years experience. Decks. Fences. Have renovated houses, painting, decorating the lot! Honest and reliable. Advanced certificate in Garden Design

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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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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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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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Oncore

Joined August 2019

We provide full property maintenance and repair solutions from small jobs such as fixing a broken window latch or waterblasting your deck, to kitchen and bathroom installations, fencing and decks and building work. We pride ourselves on our professional and prompt service and delivering solutions that meet your needs.

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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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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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Glass Innovate Ltd

Joined February 2019

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

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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, Commercial & Residential Painting & Decorating, Remedial Maintenance, Roof inspection, rectification, Asbestos removal & Incapsulation, House Alterations, Fencing. Within our company we have 2 q...

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Brandon Richards Carpentry

Joined July 2019

Carpentry & Toughened Glass Works Awning / Pergolas Decks / Staircases Fences / Balustrades Shade Screens / Feature Walls Flooring Interior Fit out Door & Window Replacement Maintenance

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Bravo Wolf Limited

Joined December 2017

As a registered LBP I am able to carry out building work essential to the structural and weather tightness of residential buildings. I've been in the building game 20 years. I completed my apprenticeship in new builds in large subdivisions back in the last building boom. I have great eye for attention to detail in kitchens and bathrooms. I complete jobs to a high standard and expect the sa...

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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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bluesky building

Joined January 2012

Hi I've been building for the last 8 years. I generally do contract work for various building firms, but I am always on the look out for my own work.

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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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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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cn builders

Joined March 2009

I have been in the trade for the last 25 years I am a qualified builder, specialising in all aspects of the building trade, with good references, our business is built on simple principles – like listening to our customers to ensure that we fully understand your needs before trying to offer a solution. Does it right, do it once, doing what we say we are going to do, ensuring quality is built into...

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

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Green Innovations NZ

Joined July 2019

Here at Green Innovations, our goal is to provide top quality thermally efficient products to create warm and healthy Kiwi homes. We use our years of industry experience to work alongside our clients to advise different options and their advantages. Using high quality European and Canadian tried and tested products that are eco-friendly, low maintenance and low allergen, we strive to bring New...

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Rikki tibbitts

Joined July 2016

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Living Colours & Renovations Ltd

Joined October 2019

hi We have been doing Painting and renovation work in wellington region for while now and contracting to some big compaines like Housing New Zealand, no work is small or big for us , we provide competitive quotes

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