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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.

Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Here’s a guide on the types of cladding options and materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each other.

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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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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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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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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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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

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

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

Posted 06/07/17

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

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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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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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Latest building case studies

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

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

Budget blow-outs, schedule delays and an unforeseen scenario - this bathroom renovation's got it all! See the incredible transformation.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Pocket Rocket Building owner shares her women in trade story, about how she made the career change from corporate leadership.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

Recent jobs posted

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

Removing a window and plastering over cavity.

Posted 1 week ago

An old louvre window is seized and doesn’t close. It’s a pointless window really. No light gets though. The cardboard is on to stop the draft. Would like it removed and then if possible plastered/plugged up. When enquiring a timeline would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Soffit fix or full replacement

Posted 16 hours ago

Looking for some to fix our soffit in 3 places or quote for a full replacement for the whole house. Scaffold in place so repair would be quicker

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Second toilet build

Posted 1 day ago

A second toilet builds in a newly renovated small area and a new wall needed.

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Ranch slider enlargement

Posted 5 days ago

Want the hole for a ranch slider enlarged to allow a larger three pane ranch slider. Exterior wall so will need appropriate design and planning consents. Fit of new double glazed ranch slider unit once hole enlarged

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Studio Build

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for offers to build our new studio/ dwelling We have architect's plans for a 50 + 30 = 80sqm split level, sited at the back of our existing house. Sooner is better, but realistically willing to consider an extended time frame. Happy for a site visit anytime, if you are considering this job

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Jennifer’s window

Posted 1 week ago

My lounge window needs replacing and there’s moisture ingress into the frame. I’ve spoken to a glazier and they recommended a builder

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Water leaking into the fuse box

Posted 10 hours ago

Today the fuse box started fizzing - an electrician has been around and resolved the fizzing. But he's found water in the box and now I need help to identify where the leak is coming from and resolve. I know water leaks are a pain and we are very understanding at the time and effort this can take.

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119 Owen Street - Fencing Job

Posted 2 days ago

Hi there, I'm after someone to do two jobs for me. Kainga Ora built a fence between my place ad the neighbours, I want to add a timber privacy screen to the top of it. I also require a small retaining wall be built along the same length. Both are about 11m long.

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Office door installment

Posted 1 week ago

We desperately need one of our office doors to be installed into a clients office by this monday or as soon as possible and we have a client moving in.

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Chimney Reflue or Removal

Posted 2 days ago

I'm not sure what the requirements are in Wellington, but we would like to either reflue our chimney to make it compliant or have it removed. I would like a quote for both options before moving ahead (and or other options, if available). If the Chimney is removed, we would like to keep the face of the Chimney in the bedroom. Keen to move ahead with this job as soon as possible.

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Box corners on 1969 house

Posted 1 week ago

Box corners x 6 on external corners of house. 1969 weatherboard. Single level with minimal scaffolding required. Needs to be done before painting so looking for something fairly urgent (probably dreaming in current climate!) as hoping to get painting booked pre-Xmas (again, likely dreaming!). Corners on NE and NW sides of house have individual metal flashings to be removed.

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Repair to hole in weatherboards and spouting repairs

Posted 1 day ago

With the removal of an old high wall heat pump there is a hole in the weatherboards (1960s house) that requires to be made weather tight. Currently filled with silicone. Hole measures approx. 250mm x 100mm. Also in the same location is a spouting downpipe which has come away from the spouting that is required to be repaired or replaced. Thanks

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Hardiflex Leak Repairs

Posted 6 days ago

Hi there Our 1995 Hardiflex clad extension is experiencing some leaking and needs some general maintenance. We would also like some new fencing on our deck with some steps going down to the garden below. This work isn't urgent but we would like to get it done in the next few months if possible. If this is something you could help us with please get in touch! :)

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Replace Window Flashings

Posted 3 days ago

I need the flashings over the 9 or 10 timber frame windows around my House replaced so my painter can complete the exterior painting. Most are accessible on single floor dwelling but three windows will need scaffolding to reach, as the house is on a sloped site. There is concrete path around almost the entire house on which to rest ladder/scaffold.

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Strathmore Park Renovation

Posted 11 hours ago

Renovation work on a strong 1960s home in great condition. 1. Remove living/dining wall. Ensure structural integrity/non load bearing & install beam if required. 2. Create new dining/kitchen pass-through/open plan layout. 3. Install french doors off Dining room 4. Wall off back door in existing Laundry & re-purpose as wet room main bathroom. 5. Create 1200 x 800 laundry with Bifolding doors in central hallway 6. Frame out & install skylight 7. Create new wall for walk in wardrobe & ent...

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Shed demolition and replacement

Posted 1 day ago

We have a large "shed" that needs to be removed and replaced. It is not a standard size so we want one built to fit the space. It has electricity supplied to it, which will need to be refitted. It is on a concrete pad, which is likely to need some work as well

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Chimney removal

Posted 1 day ago

We own a villa and want to remove three chimney breasts. One is a double chimney and one is a single chimney. We want the walls and ceiling to be reinstated, along with skirting and scotia, and to have everything prepped for decorating. The flooring would also need to be reinstated with matching timber. Keen for all rubble to be removed, along with two hearths as well. No need to remove the chimney flashings or anything else above the roof line because that has already been done.

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Flood damage: floor and wall repair

Posted 1 week ago

Repairs needed to flood damage in living room of house. Chipboard floor needs to be replaced, skirting and wall needs repair. Timber framing inside wall may need work. Weatherproofing work required to keep water out: could include some drainage work. Wall and underfloor insulation installation.

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New Build for a second dwelling in Johnsonville

Posted 1 week ago

Have received resource consent for a new build in Johnsonville. Would like to get a builder to build this new dwelling.

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Looking for advise

Posted 3 days ago

I'm looking for a qualified builder to provide some guidance / adivse on whether I can cut a door way in a wall. The wall is load bearing.

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Recent building reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Installing sliding doors

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove oil fired central heating chimney

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Confirming wall is not load bearing before starting to re-do 2 wardrobes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Minor maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Permanently affixing your TRX Suspension Trainer to apartment wall or ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Porches and cathedral ceiling insulation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Builder required

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hang clothes dryer and replace associated venting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Seatoun Deck Balustrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th August 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Window frame repair - urgent

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace window mullion #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chimney removal

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Build a new front porch on a Kindergarten

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

22nd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Mt Vic interior job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Curb / driveway replacement


24th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Understairs cupboard

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Storage facility

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hanging pictures & frames

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window flashings

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

26th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Remove skirting board and check exterior wall for any damage from rain water

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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T&j Building Services

Joined February 2021

Hi, I'm a passionate builder who prides himself on doing high quality jobs everytime. I am a licensed building practitioner who has been building for 8 years. What I enjoy the most is the reward of making clients renovation dreams become a reality. I am competitive in price and have a record of completing jobs on time.

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Wellington Painting & Renovations

Joined April 2017

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

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd NZ Property Maintenance Solutions Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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Sorted Construction Limited

Joined May 2021

Hi, I am a Licensed Building Practitioner and Qualified builder. Have been in this trade now for 15years have worked both commercial and residential. Ive just started my own business. I Specialise in minor and major renovations, building and maintenance. We are Masters in structural alteration and repairs our work is clean and tidy and always deliver quality service ....we are here to get it sor...

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Nzl holzbau services limited

Joined August 2018

Greetings!, Thanks for having a nosy through my profile, I've been working in the industry 12 years now with about have of that spent working In Germany. Hence the German company name, I take pride in my work and genuinely enjoy all aspects from my job! So let me engage with you and make everything easy and clear the whole way through the job process! I am generally a one man band no...

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Mr Gib

Joined April 2010

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

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City Works

Joined November 2017

Hi City Works specialize in residential landscape design and construction. We have a small team of skilled staff to complete your landscapin­g needs in profession­al manner. We love working outdoors. Build fences, retaining walls, driveways, dig' outs, pathways. Work to enhance your property install synthetic/artificial lawn, ready lawn, paving and tiling Can accommodat­e jobs both big a...

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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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Hc building co

Joined May 2017

Hardworking and reliable have been working in construction industry for 13 years also qualified roofer looking to take on my own work I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing job on budget cheers

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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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Craig Property Services

Joined April 2015

We specialise in small works comprising of refits of kitchens and bathrooms, e.g. fixing water leaks. 30 years of experience in building new houses, rebuilds and completing extensive renovation and maintenance work. We work hard to a plan our work, finish on time and within budget.

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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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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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JVSL Construction Limited

Joined April 2011

We have over 25 years experience in the building industry. Our work has varied from Project 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's...

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RazorBuild

Joined March 2021

- Have been building in Wellington for 7 years - General maintenance, bathrooms, kitchens, decks, fences, renovations and additions - Qualified and Licensed - Hard work ethic

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Better Property Services

Joined July 2021

We are a locally owned and operated business providing a wide range of property services such as painting/plastering, building/renovations, roofing/spouting, lawn mowing/tree trimming etc.

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Delaney Building and Maintenance

Joined September 2012

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

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JKlass Construction Limited

Joined September 2021

Hi there we have been building for 10 plus years with experience in high end homes to small renovations. Specialise in finishing work. (Shopefitter by trade) Open to anything, Kids play houses, toys, Man caves, or just a revamp of your kitchen or bathroom. We pride ourselves in doing an A-Class job to the highest of quality. No jobs too small

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Onemind Design

Joined November 2018

Whether you have a potential renovation/addition to your existing home, require a second dwelling, new garage, a garden overhaul or simply want to improve a couple of rooms, deck or a patio area, we can assist in making your aspirations quickly become a reality. For over 15 years we have loved designing beautiful and functional architecture to make the best use of our clients resources and budg...

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