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

Parents Renovations

Posted 7 months ago

I am looking to have the following renovations done at my 200m2 home in Whakatane: 1. Install new kitchen but utilize the kitchen and dining room area to create a more open plan effect - include breakfast bar etc 2. Replace 2 bathroom areas with new toilets and showers. In the en-suite for the master bedroom, there is some wall damage with dampness from water in the shower that has either seeped through the walls from the shower. Wall will need replacing. With...

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Chippy wanted.

Posted 5 months ago

Celling needs replacing. And some other stuff.

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New build 1930's cottage

Posted 6 months ago

65m2 villa design with wraparound deck. It is the secondary dwelling on 5500m2 lifestyle section near Awakeri, will be on piles not a concrete slab. Looking to start building in late October as still awaiting building consent, expressions of interest sought, have partial plans and would like estimated building cost.

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Restoration of church

Posted 6 months ago

Builder to quote Restoration of building

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Naas/Ohope

Posted 10 months ago

What is the difference in building cost between a single and double story house? Per square meter

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Build large wooden pergola

Posted 5 months ago

Build a solid wood large pergola

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Bathroom ext

Posted 1 year ago

I have a bathroom i want extending. (Not a very big job )

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3-Bay Pole Shed to create a hay store and barn for my horses

Posted 4 months ago

12.6m x 9m 3-bay pole shed from Kitset supplied - colour steel roof and cladding - one bay enclosed the other two open

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Rustic renovation in whk

Posted 8 months ago

1950s weather board looking at removing a few internal load bearing walls, replacing with ceiling hangers and adding an extension onto the kitchen area to become the dining room. The addition is roughly 21m2. Looking for a professional to set the piles, floor joists, exterior walls and roof. Not including internal or external finishing. Flooring is 50mm tawa. Red line is roughly the existing wall.

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Panz

Posted 1 year ago

House was burnt have save more than half the house will need quote for decking, roofing & carport maybe replacing sliding doors etc..

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Transport building materials

Posted 3 months 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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Temoana

Posted 1 year ago

Hopefully local builder.. House was partially burnt have saved more than half the house will need free quote for decking, roofing & carport also gibbing maybe replacing sliding doors etc..

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NEW HOME

Posted 1 year ago

HOUSE =- 340 SQUARE METER

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New Bedroom

Posted 1 year ago

I want to build an extra room on top of my house which is, at present, single storey. I would like an approximate cost of the job including all building work, any extra supports under the house, and electrical work. The room to be about 4.5m by 4.2m. Plus suggestions for stairs because there's no room for a normal staircase.

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Office job

Posted 6 months ago

Needing quotes for a partition wall and an interior door for an office also a quote for some work done on the deck (stairs, hand rails etc) (Make and install 4X 9mm mdf &4x2walls and cavity slider make and install stairs and decking concrete post in and install h3 hand rails)-antother quotes description

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Poly Panel room extension

Posted 3 months 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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Garage internal refit

Posted 1 year ago

Inside small garage, would like shelving and bench removed. Hardboard or gib on walls and ceiling. Potentially french doors put in where large window is.

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New Build

Posted 9 months ago

Looking for a Builder , Blocklayer , Plumber , to build a new house in Whakatane (Labour only Contract) I supply all materials 22 The Fairway. FB or txt ... . Start in 2 - 4 weeks. Must be willing to train apprentices and youth on work experience. Te Kawe Ratu

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Let Some light in

Posted 8 months ago

Chimney needs to be removed; partially demolished. Wanting a double door backdoor, open up kitchen and dinning

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3 bedroom extension

Posted 9 months ago

We have a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom house which we have had plans to extend so it will be 4 bedrooms and changing one current bedroom to a media room, also redesigning the current kitchen and looking for someone that can do it soon as we need an extra bedroom quite quickly, We do have full approved plans done by a local architect to give a better idea of project I am unable to attach them though

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Recent building reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Build large wooden pergola

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Chimney removal 2 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Amanda

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th April 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laundry conversion

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st March 2017

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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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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KJ Construction BOP

Joined January 2019

KJ Construction BOP specialises in Design and Build projects aswell as alterations and renovations. No matter the job , big or small our friendly experienced young tradesman will be there to accomplish the task on hand to achieve your visions.

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Justin price building

Joined April 2017

I am a licensed carpenter with over 10 years experience doing renovation and residential building work. I'm professional and will do my best to make your job big or small easy at a competitive price. Give me a call

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deckedout nz

Joined December 2011

Hi,we specialise in decking and outdoor construction,new builds and renovations,garages,sleepouts. Covering all your building /landscaping requirements. We have experienced and qualified builders ready to start on your projects.

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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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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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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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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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NJ McGuffie Builders Ltd

Joined November 2008

We've been building new house and renovating houses for the last 18 years . We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for completion of all projects. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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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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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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A Lawrence

Joined December 2015

I have just started working self employed. My name is Aaron and I am a hard-working qualified builder with seven years experience both here in New Zealand and working abroad. I am friendly and enjoy talking to clients and potential clients. I am a soletrader who has experience in New builds, renovations, additions, restoration as well as other small jobs. Small jobs include repairs, new decks incl...

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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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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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BUC Ltd

Joined April 2017

We are a small family owned and operated business. We specialise in the smaller, more intricate demolition and refit work needed for elite refits. Our scope of work ranges from clearing small office spaces for refitting, renovations, through to total building demolition. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, efficiency and competitive rates. We are also able to work in with the challenges...

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Gold building limited

Joined August 2018

Hi I'm a self employed, licensed (LBP) Builder that's been working in the Bay of Plenty for the past 2.5 years on a range of jobs from new homes to small alterations, decks and sheds. I take pride in my work and achieving a quality level of finish and am looking to broaden my skillset. 'Dont be shy, I'm your guy' Check out my Facebook @Goldbuildings

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Handy Marz

Joined July 2018

Hi, I am a German brought up in NZ with very fine attention to detail & quality. I pride myself on making every job great & giving you what you want. My scope of work is very wide & my background is in light engineering, landscaping & maintenance as well as home renovations.

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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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Burgess & Sons Construction

Joined July 2016

Currently working as a Civil Engineer. Lots of experience in trades such as roofing, building and drainlaying. Keen to have a look at anything and everything.

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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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