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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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House frame rot wooden window

Posted 2 days ago

A little corner and middle rot in base of frame of wooden window and little rot in another window frame

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House Maintenance

Posted 1 week ago

We just bought this house and there are a few minor issues noted in the inspection report to be resolved. There is a potential issue with the balcony supports, a few bricks need re-mortaring, the garage door jambs need checking and remediation, and the window/door seals need replacing.

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Replace and repair south-end gables

Posted 4 days ago

Hi there! Our 1913 villa needs some serious work on the south facing side. Our main objectives: • Replace the barge boards on the gables • Replace the water damaged cladding/flashings • Replace the large window in its position Trades needed: • Builder • Sparky • Plumber/roofer Replace the barge boards on the gables: The barge boards are old and tired. They need replacing in whole or in part. (The cracked peaks need to be made good.) Part of the barge board has the mai...

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Looking at an extension to our house

Posted 1 day ago

We are looking at adding another room to our house. Will need a company that can deal with design/consent through to building as part of this and aware that things might take some time to get done.

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Kitchen and bathroom renovation

Posted 6 days ago

We're leaving all internal walls in place, replacing two windows, redoing all the cabinetry and bench tops, new splashback, replacing most of the bathroom fixtures, painting, and changing the flooring throughout.

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Replacing a single door by French doors #2

Posted 21 hours ago

For an apartment. Looking at replacing a single door by double doors maybe triple doors to bring more light in. Masonry work involved and probably electrical too as the light is switch by the door that needs to be replaced. Thanks

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Assess leaks

Posted 6 days ago

Tenants in a townhouse rental we own have raised concerns around a dripping noise coming from ceiling. Would like Someone to go and assess any damage and let us know what the solution would Be. Would like someone to look at it and provide quote first.

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Laundromat Installation - Electrical, Vent, Plumbing

Posted 3 days ago

We need an experienced laundromat installers/builders/plumbers/electricals to work on our new laundromat. We will also need advise in applying for the council consent.

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Weatherboard/flashing rot

Posted 22 hours ago

Looking to get a quote for this work please. Obviously there is a lot of dampness in the wall cavity from the damaged flashing/capping/window frame. Photo of interior wall included.

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Remove wall tiles and fix damage to wall after

Posted 6 days ago

I need someone to remove a strip of wall tiles in a kitchen and fix the damaged wall with some new gib to enable a new kitchen to be installed in an apartment on the terrace

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House Renovation & Lift Installation

Posted 2 hours ago

I need a part-time project manager to help me plan and organise material supplies and tradies for a home renovation that includes roof replacement, house painting, garage internal lining, slope stabilisation and installation of a lift with three levels for which a consent will be required. The work is expected to start in early 2021 but time frame for completion is flexible.

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Build a Conservatory

Posted 2 hours ago

We need a conservatory/sun room built in our back yard.

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Pet door supplied and installed

Posted 4 days ago

We've an approx 130mm timber framed wall beside our back door where we'd like a dog door installed. Exterior cladding is stucco, and interior lining is plasterboard. We've a small dog and ideally need a door supplied - but we can purchase if preferred. Needs to be a small-dog (or large cat) RFID-access door. We can apply paint finish to any plasterboard or stucco repair.

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Gully trap surround

Posted 1 day ago

Build 2 gully trap surround

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House Upgrade Works

Posted 5 days ago

1. Building attendance work in relation to the replacement of existing flat roof - Dimondek long run galvanised roof, scheduled to be done late February/early March - suspect we could encounter some rotten framing. 2. Roof includes a clerestory component (5m x 4m x 1m high) which includes 8 No. 1400mm x 440mm windows that will be replaced with new aluminum double-glazed units - builder attendance work in relation to this exercise, which will include the removal and replacement of weatherboards...

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Moisture barrier.

Posted 1 day ago

Hi There, Looking for someone to install a moisture barrier underneath a 70sqm house. Job located in Johnsonville. Thanks.

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Exterior Baseboard install

Posted 2 days ago

Need a new exterior baseboard to be installed for a 90 square meter house. New baseboard is only required for 3 of the 4 faces of the house (1 long side and 2 short sides). Depth fluctuates between 100-200mm. No painting required as we will paint the baseboard once installed. Require a seperate quote for some concrete work next to the baseboard out the back of the house (cracked path) as it would be good to get this fixed at the same time.

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Kitchen/Living renovation

Posted 1 week ago

We're looking for a builder/project manager for a residential kitchen/living renovation including: Replacement of existing lino and carpet with wood flooring in kitchen/dining. Removal of load bearing wall between kitchen and dining Replacement of load bearing wall between dining/living, with slatted partition Full renovation of the kitchen, including walk in pantry Possibly a new window in the south facing kitchen wall Replace downstairs low pressure cylinder with mains pressure and pl...

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Retaining wall repair/replace, possible garage construction

Posted 5 days ago

We have a retaining wall and steps to our house at the street front of our property that likely need repair or replacement. The brick retaining wall has some large cracks and lateral movement, as seen in the photos attached. The concrete steps next to the retaining wall are sinking in places and have some cracks. If the retaining wall needs replacing, we also want to explore potentially building a single garage next to the current retaining wall/ partly under our existing deck, dependent on c...

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Replace rotten timber

Posted 5 days ago

rotten timber in the subfloor needs removal/replacement

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Window removal and door installation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th October 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

Exterior Door, Windows and Walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

removing large metal pipe from concrete wall


1st September 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

Install cat door #2


28th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace front door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Replacement of rotten window frames and weather boards.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 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

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

Update garden fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 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

Gib Ceiling repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th November 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replace gib, frames etc URGENT

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laundry renovation plus repairs

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

21st September 2020

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

Interior reno - walls, storage, beam, kitchen install


31st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Walling in Central heating flute

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Remove fireplace and chimney

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th September 2020

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

Find Builders in Wellington

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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Essential Services Wellington trading as Property Solutions Wellington

Joined February 2017

Hi I provide quality maintenance solutions with prompt service and high quality workmanship a priority please read my reviews placed by satisfied customers. I look forward to meeting you assisting you with your needs. Jobs completed on time and on budget.

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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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EasyAz Maintenance & Building Ltd

Joined July 2019

Hi, At EasyAz we have 15 years of backround experience to make your present building experience an easy one. Our ethos is to operate with a respect for each and evey customer, and a respect for the construction community.It is our goal to continally improve the standards of building. Fairness, reasonable pricing and good workmanship leave our clients satisfied and happy with their purchase.

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Bear Construction Ltd

Joined September 2015

Hi i have been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 10 years. I also build retaining walls, decks, fences and do smaller jobs. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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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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Aspect Builders Wellington Limited

Joined July 2020

Hi, we have over 60 years combined experience in the building industry. Extensive knowledge ranging from new builds, major renovations, site supervision, project management, civil works, no job too small or too big. We are very professional and ensure we meet deadlines within budget. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and customer satisfaction.

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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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Contact Construction NZ Ltd

Joined May 2020

I'm a licensed Builder with over 30 years experience in the building industry. I have experience in working on Residential and Commercial builds – involving all aspects of construction and carpentry from breaking ground through to final inspection. I have a strong work ethic and attention to detail.

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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Living Colours & Renovations Ltd

Joined October 2019

hi We have been doing Renovations and Maintenance work in Wellington region for while now and contracting to some big compaines like Housing New Zealand, no work is small or big for us , we provide competitive quotes

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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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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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Rubios Pro Limited

Joined August 2018

Hello There, We are a reliable and trustworthy company with the experience and skills required to be able to provide the most professional care to maintain your house looking as good as you would want it. We can ensure you that our workers are hardworking and are ready to finish the jobs as soon as required with a great quality job . Call us for a free quote, good prices guaranteed.

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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 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 are just new to Builde...

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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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Datasoft

Joined September 2020

Hello , We have been building timber fences for last 2 years in affordable rates. We provide quick free quotes. We also do Concreting, asphalting, general house maintenance and renovations.We are very professional and hard work to meet deadlines for project completion.

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All builds ltd

Joined February 2018

Allbuilds is new but have vast experience in the building industry. We specialise in major renovations and rebuilds and do small jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines. We provide competitive quotes and and complete jobs on time and on budget.

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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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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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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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