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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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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

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

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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

Posted 26/10/17

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

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Guide to Installing Balustrades - Up to NZ Building Code Standard

Posted 14/09/17

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Removing kitchen bench top

Posted 6 days ago

We need our kitchen bench top removed on or by January 15th. Main points: - We need the bench removed tidily as we are keeping the cupboards (and hob) - A small amount of framework will need to be cut down - The new sink is bigger than the old one so the hole will need to be cut bigger to fit it - A small gap in the cabinetry needs a panel to close it in

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Piles and Bearers

Posted 1 week ago

We need someone to install some Piles and Bearers to build a platform for a ‘tiny home’ to sit on. This urgent. Need done before 20th of Deceember.

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Repairs

Posted 2 weeks ago

(1) Secure a joist under the timber deck; (2) Reinstall 7 wooden planks on a wooden deck (nails or screws); (3) Apply concrete over a hole in the footpath; (4) Fix a lattice fence; (5) replace a rotten weather board. NB: Most of this repair work has arisen as a consequence of plumbers replacing a blocked drain.

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Install new front door

Posted 1 week ago

Our front door needs replacing and we'd like to get a free quote and understand what needs to be done to install a new front door. We also have a closet door where a part of the frame has been broken- we'd also like a few quote to get that fixed.

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Grab rail installation

Posted 1 week ago

grab rail to be installed in one shower and one toilet - rails are 450mm length

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Garage and carporting

Posted 2 weeks ago

Garage and carporting to be done.

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Ceiling lining replacement following leaky roof

Posted 5 days ago

We have a sloping roof that forms the walls of our apartment upper floor. A roof leak has damaged the lining. The leak appears easily repaire by itself. Would like help to assess the extent of damage and how the lining can be replaced, quote and completion. Perhaps in conjunction with the roof repair. You can see the water damage on the right hand side of the panels in photo.

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Roof Renail and Fence Quote/Build

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi we need to have a re nail of our roof as per builders report to keep it weather tight. Additionally we are after a fence to be built

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Splashback for kitchen

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are looking to get some work done to replace our current ceramic cooktop with gas. The gas fitter has mentioned that we will need to change the current stainless steel splashback in the kitchen. Do you do splashback back work? Would you be able to come take a look at the work needed to be done and give us a quote? I have attached a photo of the current cooktop.

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Flashing, facia and small deck to finish

Posted 1 week ago

Sadly a builder has let us down. We have three jobs to finish. A very small deck. A fence. Three areas of weather board facial and check flashing. After waiting over 6 weeks, the builder we employed let us down. We need a reliable, professional and down to earth builder to help get the job done.

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House extension

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I'm planning to add another room to the house. This will be a Dining hall and get added next to the Kitchen. The Kitchen has a garden right outside and there is ample space to build a room and still enjoy the benefits of a garden as well as Deck area. The project would involve building the room, will have double glazed stackable doors/windows on 2 sides, a new Toilet and a bit of Deck extension to be built. Expecting a new addition to the family so would like to get this off the ground at...

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Renovtion

Posted 1 week ago

1)Close off one doorway with wall and remove adjacent wall around the corner and supply with supporting beams if required. 2) Kitchen-Plumbing,( draining points and pipes) and electrical and gas laid to accept new white ware/ and new kitchen in existing kitchen area but different layout. -lift bamboo flooring off, existing floor, insulate under floor and re-screw flooring back on to sub structure - might need to be done on 2 levels. 3)-Check outside roof and cladding for leaks and fix as r...

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Replace window hinges on three windows

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have painters in but I need to get hinges replaced on three sticking windows urgently. I also need to get three other windows sealed. The windows are small and in bedrooms. Access is good, especially since the painters have a scaffold up :)

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Fix Extractor fan

Posted 1 week ago

Extractor fan has come loose. Fix. Ideally be good to have it going straight up through roof if possible...

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Wooden window repairs in 'ye oldie' villa.

Posted 2 weeks ago

As I see it-The two opening windows in a 5 paned wooden frame (see photos) are broken and either need repair if possible or replacement, or the whole or part of the window frame needs to be removed and replaced. This is window can be accessed from ground level. It may involve a Trade Me hunt or demolition hunt but I am not sure what would need to be purchased/sizes/what the options might be. A job to be completed asap please.

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Remedial work quote

Posted 1 week ago

quote for remedial work from a vendors building report including roof watertightness, correcting new build attachments to outside of house, cost to finish re piling, double glaze windows, upgrade bathroom and install carpad . Needed asap preferably by Wednesday pm

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Replace rotted out beam supporting car port roof

Posted 2 weeks ago

The beam supporting our carport roof has rotted out. We recently had the roof replaced and didn't pick it up until after it was done (bugger!). Ideally would want to do the job without removing the new roof, but access from below will require taking off the ceiling panels so either way it has difficulties. The roof is screwed down so at least easy to remove those. Can gain access from the neighbours property - they are okay with the work being done. An add on could be to replace the metal suppo...

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House Renovations

Posted 2 days ago

Remove small back patio that comes off kitchen Window removed in kitchen and french doors installed in its place Deck Built off kitchen Remove old hotwater cupboard from kitchen Gib over old roof in kitchen, dining and lounge Add cavity slider to bathroom Looking for work to be started late Jan 2020

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Dividing wall, door and ceiling replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Remove the ceiling and install a new one in a small double bedroom. Build a wall with an internal door across a rumpus room.

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Insurance Assessment

Posted 3 weeks ago

I require a qualified tradesman for an insurance assessment for a possible leak and damaged caused in our living room (In one of the walls) possibly caused by recent bad weather.

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Recent building reviews

With over 151,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

insulation and plywood walls for our toolshed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th October 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

Remove external window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 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

Replace pile connections


2nd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New door step, wind break, deck tread

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fixing clothes dryer to wall

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

31st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kano street

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plasterboard/Wall Insulation Removal and Upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chimney Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace rotten windowsill

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st 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

Balcony, deck and other repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weatherboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace house support posts

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Check and repair window flashings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small interior wall to be removed

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new front door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Converting a double garage into rumpus room and store room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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C&F

Joined August 2019

Hi I been working building around 12 years. I am licensed builder . Good people to working with . We are very professional and work hard , residential and commercial.

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Power&keane

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are a residential/commercial building cleaning company specialising in Exterior building washes. We are very reliable and will always get the job completed on time. We also offer gutter cleaning, window cleaning, driveway/surface cleaning and Moss removal. We pride ourselves on our competitive pricing and will always come look at the job before giving a final price. We also provide prop...

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Wellington Handyman

Joined February 2014

Looking for a hand around the house or just don't want to shell out hundreds for tools you might not use again then contact your local handyman no job is to small We have experience with a wide range of tooling from painting to door installation. We stand by every job we do and offer a one year guarantee Payment expected within 1 week of receiving the invoice otherwise a $80 late payment pe...

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Bin Huang

Joined August 2014

Hi, I am a qualified and licenced builder with 7+ years building experience. I have done everything from new build to minor repair. I pride myself on providing top quality workmanship.

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Sticks and Stones Landscape Construction and Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined June 2018

Sticks & Stones have been busy in Wellington for over 20 years Landscaping and Property work ,for private and commercial customers throughout the greater Wellington area. Building New or Renovating , we have a great team with experience and skills.

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A J S Building NZ

Joined July 2014

I am a self employed builder that has been building since 2001,i became qualified in 2006, I am a LBP registered builder and have run many of large new builds to restoring old character homes.

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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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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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Gellatly Builders LTD

Joined July 2019

Gellatly Builders LTD Based in Lower Hutt Wellington Qualified Carpenter and Licence Building Practitioner 22 years building experience New home builds and renovations

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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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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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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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COE BUILT Limited

Joined June 2019

Been in the building industry for 13 years. Qualified carpenter, specializing in home improvement and renovations. My goal is to help people renovate their homes, to be become warmer dryer more livable spaces. No jobs to big or small. Get in touch for a quote today.

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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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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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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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Ultra Contracting Ltd

Joined July 2017

Hi I am the owner of Ultra Contracting Ltd, we are primarily a earthworks contracting company but also do a lot of general building and property maintenance work. We are very professional and strive to give our clients the best experience possible and treat them and their property in a manner in which we would like to be treated by going above and beyond what is necessary. We would love to help yo...

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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

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

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general handyman work, Gib board repairs / painting Interior and Exterior / fencing / decking / plastering / general non compliance building work / water blasting / fitting doors and hardware etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of personal projects over the years incorporating all of the above, s...

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