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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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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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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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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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Decorating a Child's Bedroom? Here's Some Great Tips!

Posted 28/03/17

Decorating your child's bedroom can be an enjoyable, yet challenging task. We share some tips on how to get the best out of decorating this room... Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedro

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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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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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Small Roofing jobs

Posted 7 months ago

We have two smallish jobs on two farms. One involves extending a small animal shelter - one of the kids ponies won't go in the shelter so we want to put some posts in around the existing shed with a roof on top and maybe 1 - 2 walls. Open to suggestions around this. The other job is putting some posts in and a roof on our existing bobby calf pen. Both jobs involve post work and roofing but both are small roofing jobs! Ideally both would be completed within the next month.

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Homewood Heights

Posted 7 months ago

I need a set of bifold doors installed in a blank wall. A window replaced with a bigger one in a brick wall. And a non weight bearing divider removed from between the kitchen and the dining ares

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Fourth Bedroom Extension In Paengaroa

Posted 10 months ago

We want to add a fourth bedroom with an en suite and extend our living area out 10m2. Some modifying to the existing bathroom will need to be done as that is where we will have to make the new hallway to the fourth bedroom.

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Project Manager

Posted 8 months ago

Looking for a project manager for new house being built in Waihi Beach. I live in Hamilton, so looking for someone local to keep everything on track. Construction starting about September/October, cheers

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TV recess/wall lining

Posted 4 months ago

We require a licensed builder to create a TV recess above a fireplace. The work involves creating a frame for the recess, as we want it to be deeper than the existing framing. (We have researched with council and fireplace manufacturer, and already have an electrician's quote). Also require the removal of gib in a powder room, installation of sound-proofing insulation and new gib. Gib stopping and painting not required.

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Study and Pergola

Posted 6 months ago

We require a qualified builder who is experienced in renovation, extensions and general building work. Our project is: Study 1. Add an internal wall in the living room to divide it in two so that one side can be used as a study. (Marked in yellow in the attached plan) 2. The internal wall need to have 2 horizontal aluminium windows with a sound proofing film. The windows needs to be similar design as the current windows on the house. Approx size of the windows are 220cm wide x 52cm high. See...

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Heller

Posted 6 months ago

ceiling batten supply and fix

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Garage repairs & House new windows

Posted 5 months ago

We have a free standing double garage beside a house near Katikati. The garage is leaking and needs some flashings replaced and other maintenance. Not a big job, but have some work to do on the house as well involving replacing some old doors and windows.

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Kerrin

Posted 10 months ago

85 sq meter 2 br rectangular home, On timber piles , Mono pitch roof, Plywood and batten or hardies cladding,

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Finishing touches

Posted 1 month ago

Builder required for the following: jib wall in bathroom remove existing shower build a hidden door to replace existing one on hot water cupboard jib laundry area and put in shelving and doors put in a dog door through the wall and maybe line outside porch area and add a door

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Kelly Cook

Posted 5 months ago

Hi I have a 3 bedroom home built ... sq 1 bathroom, no hallway, lots of land to work with. In the country in Oropi. We are wanting to extend everything out. Including kitchen, main bedroom, bathroom, ensuit, entrance way add office. We want someone who takes care of everything please. Wanting quotes and ideas??

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Carport

Posted 4 months ago

Want to make a 2bay carport

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Second story addition needs detail drawings and engineering advice

Posted 3 months ago

I need an engineer/detailer to take our concept design to the next stage. We have a PIM completed, and now need the detailed drawings to create a second story to our house - and have it lodged with council.

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Garage

Posted 9 months ago

I need a garage / workshop , approx 7 by 11 meters with 3 meter high walls and a decent pitch on the roof to allow for a car hoist in the centre. Wooden pole or steel frame, coloursteel cladding, access door, roller door and a couple of windows, clearlights in roof, and concrete pad, earthworks ( 500 MM drop at lowest point)

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Renovate house

Posted 6 months ago

Renovate house. Remove carport, remove old kitchen and bathroom fixtures (I may get someone else to install new kitchen), replace 4 wooden windows with aluminum windows and install new window, build internal partition wall to separate bathroom and laundry, replace old internal doors with new doors Other minor things as well

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Kitset from latitude homes

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking at a kitset option (or shell only) and need a builder to take total charge of the construction process. Need fixed price contract for bank. A section is in Omokoroa (Western Bay of Plenty). Title is expected in March / April.

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Renovate or New Home

Posted 8 months ago

Good Morning, We are looking for someone to come and have a look at our home to see if its worth renovating it or do we take the whole home away and re-build from scratch. We currently have a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Lounge home and she is getting a bit old. Sorry we are young and aren't sure what the ropes are of trying to get all this done. Hopefully here from you soon. Cheers.

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Waihi Beach House

Posted 1 month ago

I want to build a two story 240 sq m approx home on my Waihi Beach sloping section

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Caravan do up

Posted 9 months ago

I’m renovating my retro caravan Looking for a builder or someone in the caravan know . to remove existing kitchen and do Some patch work on the walls where there is old dry rotting . Also roof needs a couple new sheets of ply installed as old owner done a little patch work so have been advised to instead of patch put new sheets of ply up . Job may extend to putting in new kitchen . It is flat pack and we will build the new kitchen. Caravan is located at Athenree holiday park .

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Farm Garage /Lean to

Posted 1 month ago

Would like to have a pole shed built to store a boat , there is an existing structure however would need new poles / framing/ cladding and roof - see picture is next to existing skyline shed.

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Ninja Painters

Joined February 2018

Ninja Painters provides a Japanese professional painting and decorating service. Temporary protection products and services Delivering the right product for the right application during site works or manufacturing We are a team of honest, reliable and dedicated painters. We can also work in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo We are not good English but Job is very good! Experienc...

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JSA Construction

Joined January 2019

JSA Construction is an owner operated small business, which provides quality service at competitive rates across both residential and commercial sectors.

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Any build co

Joined April 2018

I will consider any job, I am ready for you next home improvement - reliable, hard-working, very fair and realistic on pricing. I am a licenced certified builder, will deliver your job on time and on budget. Call now for a free quote.

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DHB TD

Joined August 2009

Been self employed for the last 20 years. Specialize in bricklaying block laying. Many years experience in all types of construction, from small residential repairs to large commercial contracts. Prefer small to medium sized jobs.

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Mr Jones Landscape and Renovation

Joined August 2016

Hi there, I've been renovating and landscaping properties for over 10yrs. I'm very professional, trustworthy and hard working. I pride myself on providing quality workmanship at a competitive price no matter what it is. Happy to meet up and discuss any job, big or small. Thanks, Craig 021 262 5670 www.mrjones.net.nz

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A J Tiling

Joined March 2011

Hi I have been in the building on the seen for around 41 years from new builds to do ups and also bought and sold houses , after building I did tiling and also water proofing and few course , these day I am happy to help out with and small jobs from flat pac install of kitchens and furniture and bathroom and doors and windows hardware and remove rotten wood .

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Dibley Builders Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hi we’ been building new houses and doing renovations/maintenance for the last 17years. We pride ourselves of quality workmanship and meeting deadlines/budgets. Fully licensed Certified builder Free quotes.

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Duane Jones

Joined July 2018

I am a qualified carpenter , with advanced building and construction qualifications earnt whilst living in Australia . I pride myself in doing what is best for the client , for having good vision to achieve all and more that the customer wants and expects

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Mount Construction

Joined February 2018

Hello, and welcome to Mount Construction. We are a family operated company built to provide our customers with exceptional construction experiences. We will give practical advise and quality craftsmanship. We specilaise in house renovations and alterations, decking, fencing and hardscape. We are LBP qualified and no job is too big or too small.

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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DNT construction

Joined January 2018

We are a small family owned construction company we have been around for 3 years now. I've been building for coming on 20 years. We cover pretty much all construction. From changing door handles to building apartment blocks and everything in between. We offer quality service on time and on price. Call us any time for a free quote

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Acorn creations

Joined May 2011

Hi am a qualified tradesman with guys we make a great team we can do all the joinery & renovation work,bathroom renovations that you need done email us today we pride ourselves on providing competive quotes and the completing them on budget

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Sam Gamble Construction

Joined January 2018

Hi, New to Builderscrack, I'm a qualified and licensed builder in the Western Bay of Plenty with a sharp eye for detail, meticulous workmanship, and creative, efficient processes. I'm university educated (BSc). I currently contract to a bespoke design and build company in Western Bay of Plenty, though have the flexibility to source additional work independently.

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NPR Custom Build LTD

Joined February 2018

Hi Nate here, now that the blocks all finished it’s time to do some real work. NPR Custom Build is my new project out of Mt Maunganui and we’re always looking for more work be it small odd jobs or full house builds. Thanks Nate.

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TASK

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Painting Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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Quality Roofing

Joined January 2018

Hi there, My name is Laken, an experienced roofer (5 years). I take pride in my work and stand by every job. I am proud to say I have a solid track record of roofing and labouring projects, both independently and as a team player. I am able to provide labour (skill & expertise) to home & business owners for small to medium size jobs (given materials are provided) , and come equipped with my 3...

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Colin Russ Construction Ltd

Joined June 2009

Trade Qualified Builder with 37+ years experience specializing in alterations and extensions. New Homes,Decks, Pergolas, Fencing and Timber retaining walls Tiling and Paving General Repairs Full Contract or Labour Only, Reasonable Rates Free Estimates

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Cabana Build limited

Joined September 2017

Hi, Joel and Zane here. We have been building for combined 18 years in Tauranga and around the country. We take extreme pride in our work and guarantee you a honest, high quality, cost effective service. Our reviews speak for them self's. While we specialize in Major renovations, New builds and bathroom renovations, we are highly experienced in barn builds, decks, pagolas/varandahs, re-claddin...

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BW Builders Bathroom Envy

Joined May 2011

Fixed Price Quotes. We can also quote your complete project, including all trades people, & products. One easy process from from start to finish! Services offered: Renovations & Alterations, Bathroom Renovation Specialist, Decks & Fences, Rental Property Renovation/Maintenance, Property Pre Sale Makeovers, & more

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HD construction

Joined November 2018

HD Construction are Qualified and licensed building Practitioners. We specialise in large renovation and new builds. But we also love and enjoy the small projects and would love the opportunity to talk to you about your building project and offer you with a free no obligation quote. We have good relationships with our suppliers providing us with good buying power on most building materials. We pri...

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