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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

Home extension

Posted 6 days ago

We wish to builder a master bedroom with en-suite on our existing house. Our house is a single level, 3 beds house. House photo attached.

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Removal of fireplace

Posted 1 week ago

Removal of fireplace, has external concrete chimney. Potentially can just move the interior part if possible.

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The game changer room

Posted 4 days ago

OK so its approx 17sq metre. Its currently a deck that I want to fill in and make a lounge. Same footprint as existing. Lots of windows to capture view and sun. Concept plans done. Hopefully put a roof top deck on top of this new room. Possibly create new deck extending to rear of property. We are up a little cable car which proved v useful when we built a while back. Happy for job to be done during weeks or weekends. No plumbing required and minimal electrical business.

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Small access hatch in wall

Posted 1 week ago

Cutting a small access hatch in a wall to enable a toilet to be installed.

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Water tightening & Fence job

Posted 1 day ago

This is for a property in Karori. We suspect the bank side of our house has some leakage. Water got into our basement. See the third photo. • Remove section of gib to expose concrete wall and establish condition and how waterproof it is • Dig trench down the side and partly behind the concrete wall • Paint wall with bitumous membrane, cover with polythene and wall protection material • Lay perforated drain at bottom of wall and backfill area with drainage metal • Cut away rotten corner...

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Window removal and door installation

Posted 1 week ago

We need a large picture window removed and replaced with french doors (provided). The window measures 1.5m(h) x 2.8m(w), the french door measures 2.1(h) x 2m(w). From my (basic) measurements, the door should fit inside the current cavity height once the section of the lower wall is removed. Wall will need to be built-up on one side to accommodate the smaller width of doors, we do have the outside/edge frames from where the door was removed. We have engaged a builder to begin work on a deck...

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Chimney removal to roof level

Posted 1 week ago

1950s house, chimney needs removing down to roof level for now. Will look to remove remaining external chimney next year.

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Building a bridge across a stream

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking for someone to help us build a simple bridge across a small stream at the bottom of our property. The bridge would be 5-6m long to span the width of the stream. We would like it to be sturdy and safe but it doesn't need to be fancy.

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Closet Storage Cupboards

Posted 5 days ago

We would like 3 storage areas built into the top of closets with tall ceilings. Above washer dryer (existing cupboard L*W 86.5 x 90.5 cm), above hot water heater (L*W 59 x 80 cm) and above master clothes closet (L*W 59 x 180.5 cm). Will require cutting into wall, build support & floor and install doors (2 doors above master closet to 'match' double closet doors). We will do the final painting.

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Brick chimney removal and install of inbuilt fire

Posted 12 hours ago

Remove inbuilt fire in dining room, remove inner brick chimney, install new inbuilt fire on lounge side, finishing associated gib work. Fire cavity is a triangle shaped space dividing 2 rooms.

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Gib lining in garage

Posted 2 days ago

Hi I need some gib lining in my garage and some palings applied to a fence/partition. It is a small amount of work but needed to complete my garage.

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Small home renovation #2

Posted 1 week ago

Update: we have the plans, see attached before and after. Currently getting consent completed. We are taking all the lining off and removing the non-load bearing wall ourselves, this is marked in the 3rd picture with yellow highlight. Is this enough to obtain a quote? Removing several walls one load bearing and building a new wall to create a bedroom and wardrobe.

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Ceiling detail removal

Posted 1 week ago

Hello We aren't too sure if this is possible but we would like to remove the ceiling detail - if this can't be done we would need the quote on redoing the ceiling. Thanks, Megan

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Barge board repair

Posted 3 days ago

I have a small section of barge board being pulled off by a chorus cable - needs to be repaired/ replaced. Job is at 71 Monro St, Seatoun if you need to have a look.

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Maurice Terrace apartments

Posted 1 week ago

Major extension to existing house and redevelopment into student apartments

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Outdoor home repairs

Posted 1 day ago

Fixing up outside of house: 1. Under the house rotten wood/inside bathroom floor behind toilet - appears like an old leak has rotted under the floor beams, only just exposed as I broke the panel - which also needs fixing 2. The top/edge of the bathroom extension is falling apart and needs repairing 3. Metal weatherboard is rusted at the top 4. Weatherboards appear to have some wood rot 5. Windowsill rotten

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Relocate sliding door for kitchen renovation

Posted 12 hours ago

Relocate doorway with sliding door (slides on laundry side of wall) from kitchen into laundry left to where current fridge is as part of kitchen renovation . Kitchen cabinetry will be removed.

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Rotting Floor Joist

Posted 1 week ago

One of our floor joists is going rotten and will need to be repaired or replaced. There's a deck right next to the house, the bottom rung of cladding had gone rotten and when we pulled it away we found that the floor joist had also started to rot. In the shot that's further away the damage is to the far right (although you can't see it as under the house). The close up shot is a bit too dark but you can see parts of the rotten cladding and behind that the floor joist.

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Spare room reno

Posted 4 days ago

Small 3m x 3m room, needs some relining, some wiring changes, skirtings etc replaced, then painting to finish. A built in bunk and other built in furniture have been removed, so now the walls and ceiling need to be tidied up. Ceiling is pinex tiles, so we'd like this replaced with gib, if possible.

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Gib Ceiling repair

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking for someone to replace a section of gib in a bedroom ceiling damaged by a leak. The leak is now fixed so we need the ceiling tided up. We also have a crack in the lounge ceiling we’d like repaired.

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Recent building reviews

With over 172,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

removing large metal pipe from concrete wall


1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace rotting weather boards on garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Skirting boards throughout house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install cat door #2


28th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Loft Ladder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior cladding + framing inspection & repair for weatherboard house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix rotted studs in a bedroom wall and general building

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace rotten end of a beam in a carport

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cat door installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling water damage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Interior reno - walls, storage, beam, kitchen install


31st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Hang wooden backdoor and cat door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

3m section of bargeboard replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace rotted baseplate/weatherboards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hanging pocket door has fallen off mechanism

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Platform/Tank stand for Hot Water Cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Weatherboard rot

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace barge board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

False wall to house gas fire and TV

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Put up new fascia board for spouting and remove old one


24th June 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
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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Perry Homes Ltd

Joined March 2016

Perry Homes Ltd is a Wellington based construction business providing high quality residential building services. Our expert project management team ensures your entire building project is stress free from start to finish. Our highly-skilled and qualified professionals ensure your project will be on time and within budget. We are always happy to help during your design phase offering guidance fr...

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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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mp installs

Joined January 2014

Hi I'm Mat. I have been in the industry for over 15 years now. I'm a fully qualified engineer. No job to big or to small. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and rates, then completing job on time and on budget. Welding, pool fences, handrails, stainless, aluminum, I do it all.

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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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Wai Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

We’ve been building for the last 7 years specialise in outdoor areas such as fences, Decks and Pergolas. We also will do small internal finishing construction jobs aswell.

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Ed building

Joined August 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 18 years, NZ and Europe. We specialise in major or smaller renovations and new builds. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride to provide competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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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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stevefixit

Joined July 2010

Hi, I've been in the building trade now for approx 20 years. I was a master painter by trade originally but liked the idea of making things so I went into the carpentry trade and qualified. My expertise is designing and building decks, fences and smaller jobs. I prefer the one to one personal touch. I don't enjoy the bigger commercial side of works as much. I have many, many pictures of w...

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City works

Joined November 2017

Please inspect our website to view the work we speaclise in.While there please click onto Trade me via "landscaping supplies " and also scrutinize our reviews.

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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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brendanbuilt

Joined September 2016

Hello, Ive been in the building industry for 20 years, im 100% BCITO qualified. I can get personal references from my training organization and previous employers. I have contractors insurance so rest assured your job will get done. I can do all types of building, all things considered. I have access to most tools and equipment, a diesel van and tandem caged trailer. So I can do all demo / s...

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bluesky building

Joined January 2012

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

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Lister Furniture & Cabinetry Ltd

Joined September 2017

Lister Furniture and Cabinetry specialise in the design, manufacturing and installation of bespoke kitchen, laundry and bathroom cabinetry, shelving, bookcases and custom furniture. We also undertake Joinery and Cabinetry alteration and maintenance such as timber windows, doors, stair and furniture repairs, alterations and maintenance to existing kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. Craftsman w...

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A C construction solutions Ltd

Joined October 2019

Hi, I’m a builder of 10 years l specialise in renovations, extensions, new builds, I also do smaller jobs including bathrooms, decks, fences, retaining walls. I pride myself on the quality of work and working with my clients to achieve what they want to there budget.

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Rikki tibbitts

Joined July 2016

Qualified builder for 10 years competitive rates good quality work have been doing commercial work for awhile can do most building works including ceilings hard working and very easy to talk to

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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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Glass and Building Innovate

Joined February 2019

Glass and Building 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 M...

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With over 15 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng 239682) based in Christchurch but has undertaken projects all around the country. I am also an Engineering New Zealand Practice Area Assessor for Structural Engineers and a Auckland City Council Producer Statement Author (PSA#123243). I have a broad experience in structural design, seismic assessment, repair and stre...

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PML Construction

Joined August 2020

Hi, I have total of 20+ year experience in both, residential and commercial building. I provide professional service with recommendations what would be the best options for you and your project. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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