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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Builders on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Weatherboard repairs & replacements

Posted 1 week ago

I have stripped back a couple of walls of weatherboard walls and would like several boards replaced or repaired before I paint them. There is at least one board approx 4m long with multiple large cracks that needs replacing There are several others of approx 4.5m that I would rely on your judgement whether to repair or replace but I would lean towards replacing. The reveals around a ranchslider also look to me to need replacing I am keen to get this done asap as I want to get the wall painte...

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Access to under house

Posted 2 days ago

We have a hatch door to under our house but it is blocked by a beam that we would like removed. If this is not possible there may be access in another location. See photos for details.

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Garage conversion

Posted 4 days ago

We're converting a double garage (approx. 30m2) on the ground floor of our semi-detached, three-storey townhouse, into a bedroom/rumpus. It will need a larger window installed, and to be re-lined (incl insulation) along two walls. The exterior is roughcast. The garage door will probably need to be left in situ for visual consistency with other units (body corp managed). About to get plans drawn up to submit building consent. Wanting a builder who's available to do the job in 3 months when all t...

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Sand bottom of wooden doors and stairscase

Posted 1 week ago

We have put new carpet in and now the wooden doors are very difficult to open/ close (7 doors). Need the bottoms sanded. Also have a wooden staircase that we would like sanded back and stained.

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Replace flashing and some cladding

Posted 4 days ago

I need to replace the flashing on my home and some panels of the cladding - the panels are asbestos based but it should be under 10 sq meters. There is a cracked panel at the rear of the house, some at the front we can replace for aesthetic reasons, and then Im guessing we need to replace the panel below the flashing.

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Indoor laundry - relining and demolition

Posted 1 week ago

After a leak which we have had fixed, we have been left with open wall cavities in our laundry down one end. We're needing some insulation and relining of that part of our laundry, as well as demolition of existing cabinetry. No painting required - just insulation, gib and small cabinetry demolition. We have central heating-radiators being installed in a week, so if we could get this done in the next couple days so we have the wall lined ready for the boiler to be installed that would be awesome...

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House Repair

Posted 1 week ago

Drive and deck repair and other

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Lowering the chimney

Posted 1 week ago

I have a masonry chimney which I want to lower it down to slightly over the roof level. I need this to be done within the next couple of weeks subject to my gas fitter availability as he also needs to be onsite to install new fluekit and the cap and install a gas fireplace-if scaffolding is necessary-. Otherwise It can be temporarily capped if anyone available sooner.

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Build a new room in our basement for storage purpose.

Posted 1 week ago

Want to build a wall for separating a new space from our basement then decorate that space to be a new storage.

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JayTawa

Posted 3 days ago

Hi, I need a small area of splashback fitted above the stove and a small area of tiling to be done above the washbasins in two toilets.

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Chimney removal

Posted 1 week ago

Removal of a section of the chimney in the roof space. It has been removed above roof level and a new roof put on. It's an internal chimney, job will require concrete cutting and removal through manhole in the hallway. Work to take place by end of July 2019. Would like concrete dust contained in as small a section of the roof space as possible. Drop cloths etc used to protect the insulation.

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Bracing

Posted 1 week ago

We have a window that protrudes from our house. It has shifted over time, and needs to be realigned and braced against the house. There are stairs down the side of the house it is on, so access is not ideal.

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A Wall Partition and Shop Fit Outs - Johnsonville

Posted 1 week ago

We need to build a Partition Wall at the shop end with a Door and we need to put slat board on the walls as well as on the partition which we will build. Please quote us.

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Deck making

Posted 3 days ago

deck making at the rear. low level deck.

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Rebuild garage

Posted 1 week ago

We need to replace our garage, which is damaged, with a similar one (but with better cladding material) built around the concrete walls that are cut into a bank. Ideally we're hoping to have this completed by the start of October.

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Kinghorne Extension

Posted 1 week ago

Qualified builder or 2*builders required on hourly rates for 4-5month project. Site will have a dedicated Project Manager who is also a qualified builder who will work on and off the tools with you. Stage 1 Renovation = 2bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1* living room down stairs extension. Building work is planned to start August 5th. Resource and building consent all signed off and sorted with council.

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Bedroom renovation

Posted 1 week ago

Bedroom - a wall and door put in (currently have to walk through this room to get to another so want it sectioned off) new window put in and a wardrobe.

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Replace flashing

Posted 1 week ago

A corner of the flashing between the cladding on my house has rusted badly and needs to be replaced. Ideally I would like to replace the flashing without any re cladding required. However I will take advice on whether recladding is needed and if so to what extent. Current cladding is plasterboard (with asbestos!) . I will post up a photo of the flashing tomorrow.

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Garage leak from a corner

Posted 1 week ago

We have a slow leak in the corner of the garage, and it gets damp in that corner when it rains heavily. On top of the garage is a bedroom, with a small outside space which meets the join at the site of the leak. The small outside space is built on top of a hillside, which joins the garage side of the leak. Need someone to have a look and waterproof it, and replace the the bit of wood at the top corner of possible. The general layout of the site and the leak location is shown by the yellow arrow...

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En suite conversion

Posted 5 days ago

Looking to get a quote to install an en-suite in the upstairs bedroom.

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Recent building reviews

With over 137,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Megan Hubscher

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2019

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 4
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 4
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 5
Communication
 5

Lower floor rennovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Subfloor wall lining installed

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th June 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

various building fix ups

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2019

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

Remove chimneys and fireplace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Variety of quotes needed but mainly regarding gappy window frames

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mounting shelves and noticeboards on a concrete wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

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

Chimney Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stop our flat leaking!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

repair to aluminium door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st May 2019

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

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th April 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

Roof and door


6th January 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

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

Retail Store Fitout

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

21st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

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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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H&S CONTRACTING LTD

Joined April 2007

I am a proffesional experienced qualified licensed builder with 20 years in the building industry I'm up for any challange no job to big or to small we offer competitive pricing and free quoting for your budget.

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City works

Joined November 2017

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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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Concept Maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, Over the past 20 years I have been doing home renovations, plastering, painting and general building maintenance.. Most recently my team have undertaken earthquake strengthen to commercial properties and full fitouts. Will consider any maintenance jobs from changing light bulbs to full renovations. We will go above and beyond, we pride ourselves on professional practice.

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Host My Property

Joined December 2010

Hi. We've been doing house renovations and general property management and maintenance for 20 years, generally focussing on smaller jobs. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and quality workmanship

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Oriel

Joined March 2016

Oriel is a reliable, high quality building service specialising in repair and renovation, but we do it all from a new home, bathroom or kitchen to insulating your roof, hanging a door or replacing a weatherboard. Trade qualified, we take care of it all from the building work to decorating and along with our reliable team of subcontractors you're in safe hands. Our aim is to make it easy and hassle...

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Sticks and Stones Property Maintenance and Landscaping

Joined June 2018

Sticks & Stones Property Maintenance services the Wellington, Lower Hutt, Porirua and the Kapiti Coast areas with commercial and private property Fencing decks and retaining walls Carpentry Landscaping Services Repairs and maintenance minor Renovations, painting, decorating, plastering

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adpainting

Joined May 2010

Hi there my names Arron Pahl and ive been painting for 15 years interior and exterior and i am willing to do free quotations no job too big or small. Very reasonable prices and cheaper than most trade painters. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

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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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MS Construction

Joined May 2019

MS Construction have been operating for 15 years and carry out a full range of building and construction services. We also offer full glazing services including double glazing

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Qian

Joined April 2018

I've been doing new builds and renovations for about 10 years. i specialise in major renovations and new builds also would like to do some smaller jobs from time to time.

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Wellington City Renovations

Joined May 2019

Specialising in home Renovations for over 10years, the tradesmen at Wellington City Renovations can help you in every aspect of your project, from foundations to finishing touches and everything inbetween. Get it touch for a free, no obligation quote.

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Protrades Property Group

Joined August 2018

Hi, Protrades is a solution offering main Trades sectors needed to transform, install and protect customers assets. No obligation quotations with affordable costing plans. Call today to book us for your next rejuvenation project.

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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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carpentry dan

Joined January 2012

Design , Carpentry , Joinery Building and Maintenance 8 years experience full residential reno with medium size crew. 5 years interior fit out and design / joinery & build Professional . Finishing carpentry. Attention to detail. Excellent design concepts. Custom build fit for purpose. Broad range of finishes and style to suit your taste. Best local knowledge of suppliers & subtrade...

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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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CDM Wellington Ltd

Joined January 2017

With a wide range of experience our team can help with your new build, alterations, fences, decks and demolitions. We are flexible, working with a wide range of mediums internally and externally to create beautiful, sustainable, healthy and warm environments. Over the past 3 years we have worked on numerous projects. We have built 5 new homes over the top of Newlands in a SED (Structural...

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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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DnR Contracting

Joined April 2019

We specialise in the smaller jobs the big building companies have no time for. We do most things and have over 25 years joint experience in the building industry. We pride ourselves on providing a fantastic service so you will he happy to recommend us to others.

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