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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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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

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

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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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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

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

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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

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

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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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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 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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Latest building case studies

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

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

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

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

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

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

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

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

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

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

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

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

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

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Weather board replacement

Posted 2 years ago

Hi there, i need several weatherboards replaced on the corner of a house prior to having it painted. There are weatherboards and some trim that need replacing.

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New home build

Posted 6 months ago

Looking for someone to build a solid timber fraemohs home , must be licenced to be built this year

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Soundproofing

Posted 5 years ago

I am needing my room made soundproof.

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Pole shed

Posted 1 year ago

Pole she'd 80 square enclosed Do not want kitset

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Noras Moon Garden

Posted 3 years ago

3x items all based on the first pic. 1. pic 1 - arbour closed in 3x sides. 3x bays. trellising straight and diagonal. 2. pic 2 - smaller arbour with gate and extension/wings including posts. top same as pic 1 arbour 3. pic 2 - same but with japanese feature. 4. would like certain feature cut into ends of joists. will get pics. this is not the exact job. would need to discuss. if you're able to spend a couple of weeks here, i have a number of jobs but prefer working long hours an...

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7 bay Pole shed

Posted 1 year ago

3 enclosed roller door bays, concreted. 4 open bays, 25m/9m, 4.6h

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Farm shed

Posted 4 years ago

Farm shed 9x6meters, builder will need to sort out the consent with council and plans needed

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Walk-in wardrobe

Posted 3 years ago

I want to put a walk-in wardrobe in Master bedroom - it will go into the existing garage space - beside the ensuite. Not sure of measurements, also think I want cavity sliders please - space efficiency.

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Extending the upstairs section

Posted 2 months ago

We have a 1970s house (concrete foundations) and previous owners added to the back of the house which makes it a double storey. We are looking to extend the top storey forwards so it comes across the top of the existing house. It would be a master bedroom with en suite, walk in wardrobe, another bedroom and study (or two bedrooms) if room allows.

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JS 21019

Posted 4 years ago

I have a few damaged ceiling tiles that need repairing.

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Lean to / Pole shed build

Posted 11 years ago

We have a kitset pole shed that needs to be completed just outside of Hokitika. 3x4m bays 6 m deep 3.6/m m high. First inspection has been completed and poles are in the ground concreted in so ready to go. No power on site. Quote please Want finished asap.

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Replacement of existing end of life garage

Posted 1 month ago

Replacement of existing 6m x 4m garage. Current shed has dirt floors so will require a concrete pad before construction. Wanting an itemized quote with separate prices for: - Kitset (have existing plans from versatile so I could supply kitset if wanted) - Labour to construct - Concrete pad.

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Builder - Slab Construction

Posted 10 years ago

New House, looking for a Builder to quote on a slab for a new kit home being built 1 hour south of Hokitika, West Coast South Island.

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Carport addition to garage

Posted 3 years ago

I have a single-car garage that I would like a carport added to the front of. The garage is 3.05m wide, and about 1.55m from the boundary fence. I would like the carport to extend flush from the garage on one side, and extend to the boundary fence on the other side. Ideally I would like it to be around 5.5m length and 4.6m wide, with a double pitched roof to match the garage roof. I would also like the existing driveway under the carport footprint to be removed and a new slab poured.

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Eur roofing ltd

Joined February 2021

The human mind is the limitation, roofing can be folded like origami more questions feel free to ask or check out cassbayhouse on Instagram or grand designs.

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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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Xpress Design & Drafting

Joined January 2020

Hi, we are a cost-effective Architectural firm specializing primarily in concept design and building consent documentation. From the smallest of renovation/alteration to complex new builds including hill builds. We also provide a wholesale schedule of fees (trade rates) for ongoing working relationships. Keywords in our toolbox being: NZS 3604, New Zealand Building Code, Timber Framed and Steel F...

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Culmer Construction

Joined January 2018

Hi, Culmer construction is a small building company that specialize in new houses,renovations,decks and pergolas but also get stuck in to all the little jobs. I pride my self in being very hard working to get the client exactly what they want on time and on budget.

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Sembel it

Joined February 2021

Big or small we do it all. 20 plus years industry experience. Honest and quality workmanship with reviews to back up. Price competitive and we go the extra mile Police vetted. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We aim to exceed your needs and expectations.

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Woodland Carpentry Co

Joined November 2018

Woodland Carpentry Co. 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 a free no obligation quote. We have good relationships with our suppliers providing us good buying power on most building materials. We pride...

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Kit set Assembly Services

Joined January 2018

Hi at Kitset Assembly Services, we are the manufacturer approved installers of your new nz made garden shed. Fully trained in all areas of Kitset Assembly from indoor/outdoor furniture to BBQs and everything in between. Not to mention that all job related rubbish is removed free of charge. You can be assured of a quality job and with set pricing rather than per hour rates there are no hidden surp...

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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Built up contracting LTD

Joined June 2020

Hi, we are a small company who strive for perfection. We have a diverse team who have dealt with a majority of renovation projects around the country. Numerous house foundation repairs and house re leveling, our team also deal with restoration projects. We pride in keeping jobs to the time frame. Whether it's one pile or twenty piles needing replaced, even that old fence replaced or a new deck to...

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Maximum Planning

Joined April 2020

Maximum Planning is a professional Environmental Planning Consultancy. We provide cost affordable Resource Management Act, District Plan and Town Planning services to all of NZ. We provide high quality resource consents and planning advice to help save you time and money.

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Insulation Concepts NZ Ltd

Joined August 2015

We specialise in supplying and fitting Insulation to your Existing Home (Retrofit), New Builds & Commercial Buildings. Contact us now for a free competitive quote. Or check us out at ... OR ...

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JLF CONSTRUCTION

Joined October 2020

Hi, I've been building for over 10 years and decided it's time to be my own boss. I've worked on and completed high end architectural new builds to small maintenance jobs and everything in between. I take huge pride in my work from start to finish I'd with that providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on time and on budget

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CRD Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Hi, we are a small Christchurch construction company. All earthquake work undertaken, foundations, new builds all building work undertaken. we pride ourselves in doing the job right.

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TFB Contracting

Joined February 2021

Can repile, relevel houses, retrofit and renovate, plumbing and even reroute pre existing pipes, electrical issues, not a problem. Very professional, no communication issues, I pride myself and am very attentive, small jobs, big jobs am happy to help

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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DS Built ltd

Joined October 2014

Hi I have 16 years experience in the residential construction industry both here in NZ and a stint in the UK. We specialize in new architectural builds, but also do smaller jobs; renovations and extensions, bathrooms, retaining walls, custom decks and outdoor areas. We are very professional and pride ourselves on working hard to meet deadlines and budgets.

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400 centre building and carpentry company

Joined June 2020

Hi, I have been building and renovating homes for the past 35 years. I specialise in renovations,but Ialso enjoy all aspects of carpentryand building. I pride myself on meeting deadlines and budgets and stand by the motto, when undertaking work, "would I accept that in my home"

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