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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.

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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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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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 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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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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Brick or Weatherboard – Choosing the Right Cladding for Your New Home

Posted 06/07/17

Brick or weatherboard? Choosing the cladding for your new home is more than deciding what looks best... It’s about the type of home you are building, the cost of the different types of cladding and the location of the house. Let us help you solve the battle of the cladding and choose the

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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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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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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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4 piles undermined - easy access - standing room

Posted 6 days ago

Requires estimate first. Photos available. Then quote onsite.

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Confirm deck has complience

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for a registered builder to pop by a property to assess the deck and demonstrate to council that the remedial work is completed (report, or something in writing). This was confirmed by a builder a few years ago, but nothing was provided in writing and he is no longer in business. Not expecting this to cost much.

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Hang a gate that blew off in the wind #2

Posted 50 minutes ago

One of our gates blew off in the recent storm. it has damaged some of the plaster work which it was hinged off (concrete block pillar coated in plaster). looking for someone to come and fix this up for us.

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Building interior wall

Posted 5 days ago

Need someone to build two interior walls asap urgently. Also other work and ongoing work

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Weatherboard work

Posted 6 hours ago

Painter has started and has found some rot. Need someone to come and replace while the scaffold is up.

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Quick building job Newtown

Posted 5 days ago

Im getting some plumbing work done which requires removal and replacement of external cladding (hardie board cladding sheets). The plumbing job is expected to be done in a day, I expect a date next week which is expected to be in April.

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Repair to outside weatherboards

Posted 1 day ago

Repair and replace weatherboards on corner of house and window frame area cause of leak in ceiling below.

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Barge board repair

Posted 2 days ago

The barge board on the south side of the house has been pulled away from the side of the house by the continued pull of the vodafone cable connection Barge board needs to be screwed to rafters with stainless steel screws and the spouting needs to be reseated in the down plpe

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Build Fence and Small Deck

Posted 4 days ago

We need a fence put up down one side of our property and a small deck built off the lounge (about 2-2.5m wide). We have access from March 9th but need the job to be completed by March 16th ideally

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Ensuite/laundry renovation/reconstruction

Posted 16 hours ago

Build an ensuite in an existing garage, relocate the laundry, demolish an internal cupboard, build a small hallway and some internal cupboards. I have consented plans, and estimate the job taking 4-6 weeks. If you are not an LBP, I have a registered builder who could supervise/sign off your work.

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Windown Replacement install

Posted 4 days ago

Hi, I need someone to remove current aluminium windows and reveals, and install new reveals and double glazed windows. Two windows being replaced. The house is cedar. Need builder on board before I can order windows, but need toget underway as quickly as possible due to exisiting window is broken.

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Window Sill/Frame and Skirting Replacement - Kaikoura Street

Posted 1 day ago

Hi Builders! We have a 1990's house which had used MDF for its window sills and skirting boards, which have swollen in some places. We are looking to replace the windows with double glazed panes (aluminium framing) but the sills will need attention first. Looking for a quote to replace simple skirting along most of the ground floor and MDF window sills (either all or only those badly affected). There is one area of specific concern which will need to be checked (angled window) for studd d...

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Inspect timber fascia board

Posted 3 days ago

Inspect the timber fascia board before the new spouting goes on. There are also rusting fixings on the fascia board and soffits that need to be removed and replaced.

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Kitchen/bathroom renovation + other building repairs

Posted 1 hour ago

Kitchen and bathroom renovation, including removal of old cabinets, bench, vanity and shower etc, and installing new kitset cabinets, bench, vanity and shower. Keen on plumbing services if you can do these as well. Also some external house repairs, including replacing a rotten weatherboard and also some rusted flashing. Thanks!

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Weatherboard Replacement

Posted 2 days ago

We have some rotten weatherboards that need replacing and also a external door that we would like filled in to match existing weatherboards. It is a two storey house and some of the boards are up high.

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Repair/Replace a part of the board in carport wall

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, My carport wall which is a board I think has a crack. That needs to be repaired or board needs to be replaced. Could you please tell whats the cost etc and when can you do the job Will send photos on text

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Urgent window hinge repair

Posted 6 days ago

We need the hinges repaired on a push out window that is only accessible using the scaffold that is up at the moment for the painters. The window is on the second story and easy to reach now but the scaffold is coming down next week. Please can someone do this small but important job for us. The window is impossible to shut at the moment due to the angle that it is hanging on and I am worried that it may fall off next time we open it.

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Wall Panel

Posted 4 days ago

Any builders available for a small job. Got extra panel around the curtains to take off. Thank you

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Boxing to go around pipework

Posted 2 days ago

Boxing required to go around wastepipes for new toilet and recently reduced space in corner of bathroom. (Will upload photos this evening.) Can organise time for you to come and view and if quote is accepted would be looking to start asap.

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Studio Maintenance

Posted 6 days ago

Project is making changes to kitchen area to fit a full fridge in studio flat, and then making bathroom area healthy home compliant. 1. Gib and trim kitchen wall. Will need to plaster wall / finish, but not paint. 2. re-hang door in new entry and finish surround to hot water cupboard. 3. fit appropriate catches to aluminium window. Will need to coordinate with sparky to ensure plugs are mounted in accessible positions. 4. cut and Install ... extractor fan in bathroom. this will need to...

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Window removal and gib repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gib Ceiling repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th November 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

New Internal Wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mezzanine sleeping platforms - teenagers' rooms (2)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Partition a bedroom in the basement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Smallish repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Add external vent for dryer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st February 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

Removal of wardrobe shelving & hanging rod

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ducting extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Assess leaks

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Ceiling - repair and/or replace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replacing 2 ceilings; hallway and laundry of 1930s house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Drilling about 10 holes into concrete

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling leak investigation - small 2 story commercial building

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd November 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tumble dryer wall mount and potential new vent out

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small roof leak, kitchen benchtop, exterior sash window, hallway jib

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing a door frame and fixing hole in bedroom wall


11th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Shed under house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
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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Xpress Design & Drafting

Joined January 2020

Hi, we are a cost-effective Architectural firm specializing primarily in concept design and building consent documentation. From the smallest of renovation/alteration to complex new builds including hill builds. We also provide a wholesale schedule of fees (trade rates) for ongoing working relationships. Keywords in our toolbox being: NZS 3604, New Zealand Building Code, Timber Framed and Steel F...

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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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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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S McArthur builders limited

Joined August 2020

We are a new company but have been in the industry for 18 years. We do alot of new builds but also specialize with renovation work. We pride ourselves on completing jobs on time and within budget all to the highest quality.

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Instinct Construction

Joined January 2020

Hi, we are looking for jobs both big and small! With 8 years in the industry I believe we can provide exactly what you're looking for. We pride ourselves on being top quality carpenters and are excited to tackle any jobs thrown our way to the best of our ability! We offer competitive pricing and strive to complete jobs to the budget set out.

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CMCC Builders Wellington

Joined September 2014

Developing relationships with clients and contractors in order to consistently produce quality work. We will go above and beyond to ensure competitive quotes and meet project deadlines with qualified tradesman. New builds, Renovations, Management and Commercial Contracting

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JGBuilding Ltd

Joined August 2019

Hi I have been building for 7 years now we have a great crew of workers , we specialise in new builds , renovations , additions , decks and fences , there are no jobs to big or too small , we value every job we do so you can guarantee ur getting our best work all the time .

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Wellington Roofing

Joined February 2018

Hi there For the past 5 years we have been building and renovating houses in the Wellington region. We have a core group of excellent roofer, plumbers, electricians, tilers, vinyl & carpet layer and painters who work with us regularly. We are able to manage project of any size. We also specialise in roofing work. Wellington Roofing has been in the roofing industry for more than 30 years. We...

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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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Brady Building Consultants LTD

Joined April 2020

For all types of construction projects, ranging from large building projects to residential renovations, can benefit from the services of a specialist quantity surveyor or project manager. We manage all costs related to your build; negotiate for the best materials and labour at the most fair and reasonable price; tender analysis, estimation and contract administration. If you want the best possibl...

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Sun's Development Limited

Joined October 2020

Sun’s Development Ltd was founded in 2017, and has been providing quality construction works to the public ever since. Located in Lower Hutt-Wellington, Sun’s Development does all kinds of awesome things for the Wellington community. Website: www. ... .nz.

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Wellington Handyman

Joined February 2014

Hi I'm Byron I have ten plus years experience in upgrading homes in all aspects (apart from plumbing & electrical) My extensive experience is in decks steps handrails fences/gates plastering/painting Custom built wooden furniture Door/window locks, latches, hinges And concreting I am up to speed with council regulation and can meet all of these requirements I'm based in wellingt...

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Trung

Joined August 2016

Hi , i have been building new houses for 5 years. A lot of thing i have done since i been on site . Love to see the house comming up and completing . Also i can fixing house and build things around the house. I am a qualified builder .

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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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NAMLOC BUILD LTD

Joined January 2010

10 YEARS OF DOING IT ONCE AND DOING IT RIGHT My name is Jamee Colman and I am the director of Namloc Build Ltd. I have a passion for the industry and have always and continue to enjoy my work. I have found that when money is not the sole focus, success is realistic and recurring. Wage paid staff and subcontractors that I hire, I hold to my own high personal standards, this which I monitor and t...

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DRM Building

Joined August 2017

Hi, we're a small building company based in wellington. We've been around just over a year and have hit the ground running, Completing jobs on time and to budget. Lots of our work has been house restoration and maintenance, but has also ranged from bespoke garden beds to complete renovations. If you're after a friendly and motivated team please feel free to contact us.

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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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AlphaBuildNZ Ltd

Joined December 2019

From small fit outs to large renovations to new builds, we offer a wide range of expertise. Hard working and thorough to get the job done and completed to a high standard

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Andrew Broe Construction Limited

Joined July 2015

I am a qualified builder looking for small to medium sized jobs. I have 15 years experience, but am new to this website. I pride myself on providing a high quality job.

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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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