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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Bathroom & Kitchen Renovation

Posted 8 months ago

Carpentry package Complete bathroom & kitchen renovation

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Soffit repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

Replace 2 sections of the soffit due to rotten wood. Looks to be a wooden panel soffit, not fibre cement. Needs to be done by 1 October.

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Internal fit-out

Posted 3 months ago

Internal fit-out of rural out building being turned into three-bedroom dwelling. Walls and internal structure/insulation/wiring etc in place. Require installation of t &g wooden ceiling and floor and ply walls in kitchen/living area, one bedroom and bathroom. Timber on site. May gib the odd wall and bathroom to break up wood. Team of two or three would chew through it quickly. Could be done as a fill in job between others, a few days at a time. Also interested in hearing from anyone that cou...

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MediBoard Noticeboard installations in Medical Clinics

Posted 2 months ago

We have a network of information boards that hold brochures and posters, we need a handyman with great attention to detail and customer service to visit medical centers and put these boards up or remove them if the site is shifting. The jobs usually take around 30 mins • Our builder/installer uses a jig to hold the weight of the mainboard and ensure the installation is safe, simple, and consistent height off the floor; that is 740mm so that you can reach the top row easily • We use a toggle c...

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2 homes

Posted 2 months ago

Contact me for further details. This is a 600k + build with support from Te Puni Kōkiri. Guaranteed money and guaranteed build. Don't delay.

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House Renovation

Posted 8 months ago

Renovation of two storey house in Coastlands. Includes internal stairs, new entry and hallway, new kitchen and bathroom, laundry and storage/hallway cupboards. Possibly also fencing.

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OMR2 Thornton Residential

Posted 7 months ago

Remove and replace water damage floorboards, replace and hung wardrobe doors, decking maintenance and build front boundary fence.

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House Relocation Te Teko

Posted 4 months ago

We have a relocatable house arriving in the next few weeks that will need to be affixed to the piles by a builder. Awaiting confirmation of date from the relocation company.

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Masters bedroom extension

Posted 3 months ago

Building on master bedroom and bathroom wash house prox 50m2 September next year

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Sunroom conversion

Posted 5 months ago

More of a conversion than a extension. I have a sunroom off my lounge which is accessed via a ranchslider. I want the ranch slider removed to help make it a open space.. I want the glass panel walls removed, framed and lined. With double french or bifolds fitted to one side for external entertaining. Also want to add a hidden studynook in there. Would like done asap

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Garage

Posted 9 months ago

7.5*9.5 garage Insulated roller door or 2 timber doors Back door Few windows Colour steel roof Board&batten cladding Concrete base (quote separate) Insulation (quote separate) Preferably space in roof for storage

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David Fisher

Posted 3 months ago

To replace a post and wire fence and coconstruct a parking fence in other sections. Also hang a steel gate

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Convert our High Profile Containers to a Staff room with a view

Posted 4 months ago

2 x relocated empty 40ft container requires an experienced builder to manage renovations / conversion to a smoko room . One container is to be transformed in to a staff kitchen in one end with bench spaces, sink, open cupboards etc, and at the other end we would like white boards , heat pump and a class room type environment. This would lead outside through sliding doors to a large covered area catering to both non smokers and smokers and a well screened off set of toilets. The second containe...

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Deck roof

Posted 1 week ago

12x6 metre roof on deck. Will supply the material just need to know what to get.

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Garage wall and ceiling linning

Posted 7 months ago

We have garage with wall framing and diagonal braces but need to install internal wall linning (any basic and cheapest one) and boards to make storage. We want to provide all the materiel from buntings but only need labour who can bring the material from bunnings and install it.Three walls about 2.7m high and total length 13-14m and ceiling area is about 16m2 Food like tea/coffee, snack and yummy lunch will be provided free

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Temporary Wall and Door

Posted 3 months ago

To build a temporary wall and install a door

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Decking

Posted 9 months ago

Quotes for decking front and back of house need to be measured

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Concrete slab and reinforce retaining wall for a spa and privacy screen/pergola

Posted 1 month ago

We have purchased a Nordic Spa from Alpine spas. 1980mm width, 1980mm length, 830mm height., dry weight 280kg, filled 1180kg. The spa requires 100mm concrete pad. We have identified an area but need a builder to possibly extend or reinforce a retaining wall for the pad to go on., organise the concrete. We will also need a privacy screen or pergola built. We want to hard wire the spa and allowance will need to be made for that. We also want the pad to be larger then the spa for drainage and ex...

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Sleep outs

Posted 2 months ago

Sleep out in garage need a builder and a quote first

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Many small jobs

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking for a company/ registered builder that can fix a few issues we have around the house. It involves a few different trades, if you have to hire an extra trades person, that's fine. Here is the list: - a full repaint of the exterior - a few paint jobs inside - battens need replacing/ fixing - soffit sheets replacing - baseboards fixing/ fasting/ replacing - replacing silicone in kitchen and pantry - dishwasher needs adjusting - mounting warm water temp regulator (wire...

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Recent building reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

OMR2 Thornton Residential

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Convert our High Profile Containers to a Staff room with a view

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
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

Office additions - rooms

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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JDC Contracting Bop Limited

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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Beau the builder

Joined October 2018

Currently putting myself through my 4th n last year of my adult apprenticeship have been building and building maintenance for 7years now just looking for extra jobs on the side to make some extra money to build up my tools and put into my plan of starting my own business. Cheers for the support ??

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TNT concrete resurfacing limited

Joined July 2021

Concrete and concrete resurfacing specialists I was currently working in the gold coast pre covid for 22 years in the decorative concreting industry , We can transform existing concrete (patios / paths and driveways using a concrete product with Colour and texture , From basic colours to wood grain like finishes . We take pride in what’ we do from day 1 with a on the spot quote to meetin...

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Superior Steel Structures Ltd

Joined May 2020

Hi There, Our main work is sales and construction of steel frame sheds. We manage projects from demolition, earthworks, concrete, consents aswell as the construction. We also take on smaller jobs repairing or cladding existing buildings. We can supply and build anything from a small garden shed to a large commercial building NZ wide.

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Pereeti co

Joined January 2021

Hi I've been in the Civil game for 15 years. Most of my work comprised of house cuts, earth works, retaining walls, and all types of fencing. From security mesh and barb to wooden pailings. I've done sea walls and boardwalks aswell as decks and other little building projects. I like a challenges and always meet deadlines.

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XSite Foundations Ltd

Joined July 2021

With a strong background in residential and commercial construction and foundation systems, XSite Foundations are the Bay of Plenty’s premier foundation contractor. Covering everything from site works, excavation, foundations, residential building, project management, etc. Our experienced team includes licensed building practitioners, project managers, quantity surveyors and concrete specialists....

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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

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. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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NZ CCS ltd

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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Jpricebuilders

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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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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Armstrong Plastering Services

Joined March 2019

Hi I'm Jay. I've got over 7 years worth of plastering experience. With professional pride I'll smooth those walls and ceilings, leaving the perfect finish for the painters to come in. Whether its a full house or renovation, small dents or repairs, I'm your guy. Homes left full of dust are a hate of mine, so be assured your place will be left as clean as I found it.

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Thurston Developments

Joined July 2019

At Thurston Developments we provide Quality Excavation - Drainage - Landscaping & Site Clearing works across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. We focus on clients specific requirements with key attention to detail, at a reasonable price! We enjoy a variety of projects from residential / renovations to commercial or small subdivisions and we aren't shy of a challenge.

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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. 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 wi...

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Riggmaster Ltd

Joined November 2015

Specialized in rope access technique, we are able to cut the cost of scaffolding or edge protection. We can provide access to hard to reach places without compromising the safety of our workers, and a range of skills from roof repairs, skylights maintenance, removal or installation, roof painting, roof pointing, gutters maintenance, waterproofing.

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Tim's contracting

Joined November 2020

Hi I'm an independent contractor ,that mostly build fences ,and decks also do repair jobs ,in housing, or what have you, I charge a hourly rate ,and labour for hire ,

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ONCORE

Joined November 2020

Hi,we specialise in installation,repair and maintenance business in Bay of Plenty and Rotorua.No job is too big or too small for us.We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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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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