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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.

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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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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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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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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

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

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

Install kitchen rangehood

Posted 5 days ago

install a kitchen rangehood, pantry cupboards & bathroom extractor fan

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Inside cupboard jib and plaster

Posted 2 weeks ago

Rebuilding an existing cupboard under the house. Needs to be sealed from the rest of the under the house. Fit new doors that actually stay shut!

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Replace rotten windowsill

Posted 3 days ago

Window sill is in an advanced state of decay and needs to be replaced. The rest of the window seems to be in reasonably good condition, but further assessment of surrounding timber may be required. The window is a second-storey bifold window (see pics) with good access internally. Timeframe for this job would be within the next couple of months.

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Roof repairs and new gutter ing needed

Posted 5 days ago

We have a carport that is built in each end so now a laundry room, but this roof leaks with heavy rainfalls - Its a flat roof so needs raising - Can anyone give me a quote to repair this please

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Full house construction

Posted 1 week ago

inserting doors, building a deck etc.

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Chimney removal

Posted 2 weeks ago

Remove exterior chimney. Replace weather boards

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Gavin Connell-Otten

Posted 1 week ago

We have a back bedroom which is an extension on the original build of our 1950s house. Not sure how old it is, perhaps 10/20 years. In one corner of the room there seems to be water ingress coming up to the carpet, which has appeared a couple of times recently during heavy rain during heavy rain. I need someone to review/repair the damage, but I'd also appreciate a review of the entire extension to see if it's still fit for purpose or could do with some work to improve it's weather proofing.

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Bathroom and General repairs

Posted 2 weeks ago

1. Bathroom: Shower and vanity replacement Remedial work to exposed areas beneath shower and walls Back wall - new window and extractor fan Door fixed (sticks on floor) sanded and painted 2. Back Porch: Roof either resealed or replaced to make it water tight 3. Light fittings: Kitchen, bathroom and living area have light fittings that need repairs (bayonet light socket broken) 4. Window in shed: Replaced (glass panels plus frame fix) 5. Underfloor entranceways: Boards replaced and s...

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Office

Posted 3 days ago

Need a small office which is approx 2.8 x 4.9m. The Back wall and one side wall exist, so just literally a front wall with door in it and some glass (2.8m wide) and a longer wall, also with potentially some glass. that is the 4.9m wall. Will need a door, ideally glass or with glass. The height is approx 3.6m

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Insall Cat Door

Posted 2 days ago

Need cat door installed through wall

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Wall up a door

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hallo. We need to build a wall in place of an old external door (standard size) that is no longer used. We want the top part of the wall that replaces it to be made of glass bricks to let the light in, measures to be decided. (the external wall is plastered concrete, not weatherboards).

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Remove skylight on butynol roof

Posted 5 days ago

Remove skylight and fix up butynol roof. I am in contact with a butynol roofer to complete the job if necessary.

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Convert garage to one bedroom flat

Posted 6 days ago

Convert 48m2 garage to one one bedroom flat. Have plans. Garage is one of 2 tandem garages under the house. Need builder to prep floor walls and ceiling. Fit bathroom and kitchen. Fit internal walls and flooring. Fit or oragise fitting of all electrics with heatpump etc. Fit aluminium windows. Organise all compliances. Provide guarantee. Come and check it out. Would like a few estimates/quotes. Thanks

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Cathy Stephenson

Posted 1 week ago

We have some weatherboards that need replacing. Plus our units in the laundry need removing and replacing. Thank you! No particular timeframe other than within the next 3 months if possible!

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Install connections from piles, over packers and into bearers

Posted 1 week ago

The pre-purchase builder's report on this house mentioned some additions to pile packers, as follows: Looking in the sub floor area from the right side, packers have been installed between the piles and bearers but no connections are present. The packer is yet to be installed on the fourth pile towards the centre of the home. Recommend installing this and then putting connections from the piles, over the packers and into the bearers above to hold them all together. This is to give better stab...

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Internal wall installation

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, we are renovating our kitchen and guest toilet. As part of the job we are looking for a builder able to install a new internal wall between the kitchen and guest bathroom, move the current wall to the guest toilet and install a sliding door in the new bathroom. The work will also include removing a double door to a bed-room and installing a single door, as well as a sliding door to enter the newly created walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom (previously the guest toilet).

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Installing flatpack kitchen

Posted 1 week ago

Hello, We ordered a flatpack kitchen from Kitchen Studio and have assembled the cabinets. We need a builder to install them into the correct positions in our house. No demolition required ;)

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General Builder

Posted 1 week ago

Need an experienced builder to assist with Tiny Home.

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Removal of temporary wall within the house

Posted 2 weeks ago

Removal of a temporary wall (built on top of the carpet). It has a switch wired into it. It has not detail and is not inserted into or attached (other than touching) the abutting walls. Then removal of wood , although I would like to retain the door. As soon as possible I can send photos to an email (I hope)

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Internal Wall / Door

Posted 2 days ago

Hi There We require the services of a builder or competent Home Handy Man to put up an small internal wall in an open area so we have a separate Bedroom for our son Plus a door- We require the Framing/ Gibbing and maybe some plastering to be completed. Ideally keen to have the work start before the end of August

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Recent building reviews

With over 141,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Tim . Brenner system


14th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mounting shelves and noticeboards on a concrete wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Window and roof repair 3

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

repair to aluminium door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rennovation on Saint Michaels

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Weatherboard repairs & replacements

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Megan Hubscher

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Subfloor wall lining installed

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stop our flat leaking!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hang &vent clothes dryer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Variety of quotes needed but mainly regarding gappy window frames

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Home office Reno

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Window Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

various building fix ups

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Inside cupboard jib and plaster

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

side entrance extension, two storey.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Tim for wang


14th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair timber framing and cladding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove chimneys and fireplace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Total Building Solutions

Joined August 2018

Hi, we have a range of Builders, Tilers, Plasterers, General Tradespeople , Hammerhands Asbestos workers and labourers so we can tailor an expert to your specific job. We work across greater Wellington.

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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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Building renovator

Joined March 2017

Hi, I have been building for 20 years, I am a licensed builder, and licensed plumber, and a certified water proofer. I have completed some large renovations but also do the smaller jobs as well. I like to do reno work as it is more satisfying. and pleasing the customer is my ultimate aim I can always guarantee satisfaction.

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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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Green Innovations NZ

Joined July 2019

Here at Green Innovations, our goal is to provide top quality thermally efficient products to create warm and healthy Kiwi homes. We use our years of industry experience to work alongside our clients to advise different options and their advantages. Using high quality European and Canadian tried and tested products that are eco-friendly, low maintenance and low allergen, we strive to bring New...

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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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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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Digs & Scrapes

Joined July 2019

Hi, I am a Sole Operator that has been involved in the Civil Construction Industry for the pat 30 years. My background is in Road and Driveway Construction, but have knowledge and experience in other areas. I have a 1.7 tonne Digger and small Tipper Truck available to do your dig-outs, clean-ups, section clearing, trenching etc. I pride myself on providing competitive pricing and completing my j...

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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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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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Final Destination ltd

Joined July 2019

We have over 20 years experience in the building trade, focusing on renovations, alterations, and water proofing. We can address your needs promptly and professionally! Renovations, water issues and property inspections for future maintenance have been a focus of our employees for the last five years, and we have come together forming a new company to address these in the Wellington region. No...

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Owen Wilson Builders

Joined July 2019

Hi I have been in the building trade for 19 years. We currently have 4-5 staff. We do work in all types of building. New builds, renovations, extentions, decks, fences, retaining walls, kitchens/bathroom re models, Full contract to Labor only. We closely with a range of subcontractors. We take pride in all of our work and work to a very high standard on all of our jobs. We like to work with our cl...

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Concept Maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, Over the past 20 years I have been doing home renovations, plastering, painting and general building maintenance.. Most recently my team have undertaken earthquake strengthen to commercial properties and full fitouts. Will consider any maintenance jobs from changing light bulbs to full renovations. We will go above and beyond, we pride ourselves on professional practice.

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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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cn builders

Joined March 2009

I have been in the trade for the last 25 years I am a qualified builder, specialising in all aspects of the building trade, with good references, our business is built on simple principles – like listening to our customers to ensure that we fully understand your needs before trying to offer a solution. Does it right, do it once, doing what we say we are going to do, ensuring quality is built into...

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DTS building

Joined July 2019

Hi I have been building for 5 years now, while I specialize in Windows repairing and installing I also do smaller jobs from time to time (plasterboard installing, fence, cladding , Demolition. Etc) Maintenance work myself and another tradesman work together (when needed) work in a professional manner and hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive q...

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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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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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Joe Banneton

Joined August 2019

Trade qualified builder with 15 years experience. Experienced in all aspects of building, from complete residential builds, renovations, concrete work and footpaths and all types of fencing, decking and handrail installations. Also very experienced in 2nd fix carpentry such as door and kitchen installation and trim finishing.

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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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