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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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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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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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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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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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What Should You Do After a Damaging House Fire?

Posted 11/05/17

A house fire is a devastating experience, regardless of the amount of damage. Your first instinct may be to begin the clean-up and repair work, but there are several key things to work through first... Five things to do after a house fire There are five important tasks for you to do, if yo

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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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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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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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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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Installing room dividing pocket doors

Posted 5 months ago

I need someone to measure, order and install two room dividing pocket doors, probably wooden but will consider glass, in a lounge. A part wall will need to be taken out before new pocket doors can be put in. Hopefully just a top track and doors would be floor to ceiling height.

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Roof barge board s replacement.

Posted 10 months ago

Barge board replacement on roof. Scaffold will already be up owing to other roof work being done .

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Quote for partial roof structure repair

Posted 1 year ago

Roof replaced two years ago. Evidence of structural damage to trusses (?) above dining area noted on building report from old leak. Would like a quote to have this repaired

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Stage 1 Taneatua

Posted 1 year ago

Looking to start early August. Looking for a small team 1 or 2 builders and a hammer hand and labourer. But the mix can be to suit trades Full renovation of 40 year old home (4 bed) Also extension to workshop and cowshed upgrade. Stage 2 to follow straight on, small commercial factory, 200sq mtrs. Stage 3 house extension 85 sq mtrs - Double garage, and family room with laundry and bathroom. Stage 4 Office block, 50 sq mtrs Estimated 12 to 14 months continuous work. Prefer labour only...

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Home extension

Posted 1 month ago

35-45m2 extension. 2bedrooms. Ensuite/walk in wardrobe. One existing external wall removed. Design not ready for council until January 2021.

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House build

Posted 1 year ago

Single storey house to build

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Builder's Report - Various Jobs

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hey there, We’re looking for a few quotes for the work outlined on a builders report we’ve receives on our family home. If you’re able to work through the details on the report and provide quotes/rough estimates to complete each of the jobs individually, as well as an overall total, that would be great. We’re aware that as well as builders, we would also need to look into getting work done on the plumbing and electrical. If possible, providing quotes based solely on the builders report would be...

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Weatherboard repairs

Posted 1 year ago

Job location is Manawahe. Some rotten exterior timber, as shown in pictures, to be replaced.

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Transport building materials

Posted 1 year ago

need kitchen cupboards, a few windows and a bath transported from house to storage facility on or about 27th October - Whakatane / opotoki area.

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Small repair to timber window frame (I think)

Posted 1 year ago

Bathroom window leaking, appears to be from the timber surrounding the window (not the aluminium joinery). Along the top, and the two lower corners as well. Possibly a trickle down from the angled roof. Aware of condensation as an issue in bathroom and going to get a Showerdome to sort that, but definite rain getting in.

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Bathroom Upgrade, Rumpus Upgrade.

Posted 2 months ago

Bathroom: Complete Reno, Tiled floors to mid way wall and full shower. Install shower and panels (glass) shower floor framed, jacuzzi tub (wired) Basin, toilet and all the fixtures (most of the furniture and fixtures are already here or coming), gib, plaster and paint the walls, ceilings to be painted. Shelving. Rumpus: Complete Reno, turning into a four part room. (Bedroom, walk-in wardrobe, office and hallway.) 3 × walls to be built. 2x to the ceiling. 1x Office rear wall normal ceili...

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Rain falls through the deck roofing

Posted 1 year ago

1. When it rains water falls through lots of spots of the roof cover over the decking resulting in some rotten boards. One part in particular looks like its about to fall down. .The channel for water to come down from the house tiled roof has rain water flowing over the narrow trap and along the some of the joining .Ulimately want the deck to have no rain water to come through and need builder to help us sort this out. Quote on job/s ideal. Dont want another winter looking at rain falling throu...

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Finish Internal Walls

Posted 2 months ago

Hi our shed has been 50% complete with internal ply. Looking for someone to complete the job.

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House & fence repairs and improvements

Posted 3 months ago

Have 3 houses needing improvements, including replacing doors, replacing a cracked fence post, fence repairs, a bathroom complete overhaul and other things

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Home extension #2

Posted 1 month ago

35-45m2 extension. 2bedrooms. Ensuite/walk in wardrobe. One existing internal wall removed. Design not ready for council until January 2021. Currently have 2 floor plans to choose from - I want to discuss potential costs to get an idea of which plan we can afford before we pass it onto the draftsman.

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Small carpentry work

Posted 1 year ago

I have a permanent caravan and require a half wall to be built on to my caravan awning wooden floor. Half because the top half is going to be .canvas. I'd also like advice on a redo of a small porch I have. A slight rush for quote but not for the actual job. It's a beautiful place to work!

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Verandah

Posted 2 months ago

Small deck extension, set of stairs,verandah to cover 15m x 1.8m existing deck. Verandah to encompass transportable unit and first third (3.5m)of shed.

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Front landing replacement

Posted 9 months ago

The landing area to the front door is rotten & needs full replacement along with the frame work. Have photo s via email to send to the right tradey Step are ok . Murupara area

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Poly Panel room extension

Posted 1 year ago

Building with polypanel 2 small rooms, one with internal wall, to be attached to existing polypanel building. Polypanel and doors, hinges, and tracks are supplied. Panel and Doors need to be installed neatly, Quick start, some flexibility. . 1.Extension 1. = 5.3 m long by 1.8 m wide by 2.4 m high - simply attached to exterior of existing polypanel room with 2 hinged panel man-entry access doors and coving bottom of panel to concrete floor. ( coving can be done by plasterer ) Internal wall sma...

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Office additions - rooms

Posted 3 days ago

Office in central Whakatane We need 3 rooms introduced - preferably in next week - 2 weeks at the latest 1 room requires 2 walls (2walls already exist) maybe 3.5m length and 2.5m width - internal sliding door on the 2.5m wall 2 rooms require 2 walls (3walls already exist) maybe 6.5m length wall with 2 doors introduced and dividing wall 4.5m (not full height (light obstruction) unless builder is able to move the light over)

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Recent building reviews

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

Small carpentry work

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8th April 2019

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House & fence repairs and improvements

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23rd July 2020

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 5
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 5
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Build large wooden pergola

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th December 2018

Workmanship
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Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Small carpentry work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House & fence repairs and improvements

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build large wooden pergola

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Stoneley Handyman Services

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm just your average run of the mill young kiwi bloke looking for the chance to prove himself in the industry. I have been doing a multitude of trades virtually my whole life. I come from a trade orientated family with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience at my disposal. Where I excel is my attitude towards the work, whether it be new or common ground, I strive to do...

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Whittle Foundations

Joined June 2018

Specialist in Rib Raft Foundations, Conventional Foundations, all form work of driveways, footpaths , patio’s , removal of old existing concrete and top quality finish Also all walks of building from decks to renovation’s , to retaining walls and site clearing. Let the Whittle Foundations tend to your needs

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Jazr

Joined October 2014

Hey, ive been in the building construction for 10+ years doing various jobs from architictual new builds, renovatios of all sizes and Aluminum companys. I am a quilified carpenter and i take pride in my work, im reliable/honest and work very hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Moa Builders Ltd

Joined September 2020

Moa Builders have over 25 years of experience in the industry. From building new homes to fences and decks, renovations to re-clads, project management and much more. We are a local building company providing quality workmanship with a smile. With honesty and integrity we will bring your dreams to reality. No job to small and no challenge to big.

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C Wilson Building

Joined November 2017

Hi, i am a builder & have been in the trade for the last 20 years, i take pride in my work which varies from fencing/decking to bathroom renovations, house alterations & kitchen installs etc

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable. I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working with you to giving you qualit...

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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates specialise in roof leak repair, Skylite change out. Chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning & repair. Moss treatments of roofs, concrete & paths. Detergent house washing & fly & spider treatment. Landscaping, tree trimming and all those jobs you don't want to do. Any questions please contact us through builders crack. Kind regards Steve.

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JK builders

Joined August 2017

2009 Our company was founded and instantly engaged in conducting four property building projects during this year. We currently have LBP designer, carpenter and site manager within our team. Our consultants all have solid backgrounds in both design and construction. You get the benefit of experience that's been acquired year after year, job after job.

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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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Mascape Build & Landscape

Joined May 2018

- 15 years experience - Specialise in Renovations and Outdoor Builds - decks, pergolas, paving, concrete garden kerbing and fencing etc - Committed to providing a quality finish - Professional manner in all aspects - An eye for detail and precision - We take pride in our work and strive to meet time frames - Experienced with new builds and light commercial work

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DRK Residential Limited

Joined December 2016

Hi, I'm a qualified, liscensed LBP carpenter with over 15 years experience in the building industry. Im mainly based in the residential sector with the focus being on new home and renovation builds. I pride myself in achieving workmanship of quality no matter how big or small the job. I look forward to helping you get your project completed soon. Regards Darryl

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Total Roofing Solutions

Joined May 2012

Hi, i have 15years extensive roofing knowledge,. I am experienced with all roof types and also do roof painting and flashings etc. i am very honest and happy to go the extra mile for you. I do quality workmanship for reasonable prices

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen 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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Saxon Homes

Joined October 2019

We are a friendly, professional team who loves to work with great people bringing their visions to life. Whether that's remodelling a room or building a new home. We pride ourselves on our standard of finish and respect for your home. Give Adam a call to talk about your next project.

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Cam tukua

Joined January 2019

Hi I am a fully qualified builder and have been building new builds and renovations for the last 10 years. Always completed on time on budget to high quality workmanship.

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mp installs

Joined January 2014

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

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Awesum Maintenance Services

Joined October 2019

We have many years experience of Property Maintenance and Renovations both domestic and Commercial. Each job is treated as though its our own. We are fully insured and all work is guaranteed. We work hard to satisfy our customers needs and understand timelines.

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JDC Contracting Bop

Joined June 2020

Hi , At JDC Contracting We Specialize in New Aluminium Windows & Doors, Aluminium joinery Replacements/Maintenance , Retro fitting of New Double Glazing , Small Building Jobs , Renovations , Decks , Deck Repairs , Fences , with 20 years in the building Industry We are very professional and work hard to deliver the best quality workman ship on time and within budget , there's no job to big or to sm...

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Lake Landscaping Developments

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing projects efficiently.

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Reconstruction Enterprises

Joined April 2020

Call us for a free consultation on 0274111011! We have the expertise to ensure that your home renovation project looks fantastic - and is delivered on time and on budget. Between our project management expertise and our buying power being a multi-national franchise we deliver exceptional prices and scheduling. Our 5-step process to renovating delivers the above promises as well. You will have one...

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