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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stage 1 Taneatua

Posted 3 weeks 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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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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Office job

Posted 10 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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Quote for partial roof structure repair

Posted 1 month 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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Rustic renovation in whk

Posted 1 year 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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Restoration of church

Posted 10 months ago

Builder to quote Restoration of building

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Parents Renovations

Posted 11 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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Poly Panel room extension

Posted 7 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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Build large wooden pergola

Posted 9 months ago

Build a solid wood large pergola

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3 bedroom extension

Posted 1 year 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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Rain falls through the deck roofing

Posted 3 months 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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Chippy wanted.

Posted 9 months ago

Celling needs replacing. And some other stuff.

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New Build

Posted 1 year 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 11 months ago

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

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Naas/Ohope

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Transport building materials

Posted 7 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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House build

Posted 3 weeks ago

Single storey house to build

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New build 1930's cottage

Posted 10 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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3-Bay Pole Shed to create a hay store and barn for my horses

Posted 8 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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Small carpentry work

Posted 2 months 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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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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Johnson Construction brick and block

Joined April 2015

Hi.we are a brick and block laying company.we all ways give a competitive quote.and supply a high stranded of workmanship.we also like to keep too any time lines given to complete a project.been in the trade for 20 years so we have a lot of experience.

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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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Quality Roofing

Joined January 2018

Hi there, My name is Laken, an experienced roofer (6 years). I take pride in my work and stand by every job.I have pictures of many high end projects including wall cladding of many profiles in both residential and commercial roofing ,spouting downpipes and flashings (PVC concrete tile metal tile and coloursteel) I am proud to say I have a solid track record of roofing projects, both independ...

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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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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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Mecon Ltd painting services

Joined October 2012

What I can do for you. Interior painting. Prepping / sanding / sealing / priming Exterior painting any residential, commercial, industrial and using the right products for each paint job ;-) Roof painting Industrial painting two pack Altex/International/Hempel Intumescent paint application / inspections Fire proofing ( this is a airless spray application this can't be applied by roller at...

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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

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Golden 5R Transport Ltd

Joined July 2017

We have exemplary qualified D-F-RTW endorsed drivers that can transport earth materials on site, had been Health & Safety inducted; with Site-Safe, TC Basic 1 (Traffic Control); We also have network of contractors, driveway asphalt layering and patching. Preparing topsoil for property /commercial building requirements e.g pool installation, property developments, excavating unneeded stumps/contami...

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Gowerholdings

Joined September 2017

I have been building for the last 10 years now doing new builds and renovations, spouting replacement and repairs, decks, fences, and much more!! I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I take pride in my workmanship and providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget, if you want the job done amazing! Contact me and we will get the job done 🔨🔨

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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. We operate mainly throughout the Waikato & Bay of Plenty regions, but can also cater to clients who are located further afield.

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Riggmaster

Joined November 2015

Specialised 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 ,gutters maintenance.

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Bay 10 Builders

Joined February 2019

Bay 10 Builders is an experienced residential building company based In the Tauranga, Bay of Plenty Area (servicing Tauranga Area and beyond) By choosing Bay 10 you are choosing an experienced company with a proven track record of high-quality workmanship. Forming excellent working relationships with our clients is crucial to ensuring that the project is completed on time and within your budget...

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Repiling101

Joined July 2018

"101 ways to level a floor" "1 way to do it right" We take pride in providing a professional house, home or building repiling service. Specialising in subfloor fixing/bracing/structural replacement and repair. Floor re-leveling, repiling, building foundations restoration. We strive to deliver a prompt service and Quality workmanship.

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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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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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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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GLD Builder

Joined May 2019

Hey there, I'm a qualified and licensed carpenter, I have been building for about 15 years , I do a variety of work from bathroom refurbs, decking and fences, carports , roof repair, retaining walls, and the odd new house and extension too.

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Dijon tiling ltd

Joined May 2011

We specialise in waterproofing/tiling bathrooms, showers, decks and reintaining walls. We are a team of 6 Tiler's in tauranga and 3 in hamilton. We do all tiling jobs from vanities to full houses. From 3 sq/m - 500sq/m. We are well known in the tauranga area but willing travel anywhere in the bay of plenty area and Waikato area.

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Soul carpentry

Joined May 2016

About Soul Carpentry After six years of crafting his trade and gaining Building qualifications and experience Rob has created SOUL CARPENTRY. His passion for building is evident in the pride he takes in every aspect of your build. He strives to communicate well, be punctual with Quotes and meet deadlines. He is hard working and pays attention to detail for the best possible result. He is rel...

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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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