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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mum's cottage

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have 5 aluminum window frames ,with thick safety glass and one door to be fitted, they weigh about 180kgs each .it will require framing and outside cladding as well as lining the roof and fitting the guttering

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New kitchen

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for a qualified builder to remove old kitchen and install new one. It is a kit set which needs to be put together. Job requires no other structural work

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Carport

Posted 3 months ago

Our builder has had to leave unexpectedly from our job and it never really got out of the ground. We have the timber for the structure and iron for the roof, ready to construct a basic carport next to (but not attached) to the house. We do not have the exact specifications he was working on, but some things are still in place - eg. profiles etc. We want it to tie in with look of the house, with mono pitch type roof that runs in line with house roof. Looking to have this completed in December, pr...

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Moon's Front Fence

Posted 2 weeks ago

To build a wooden fence, 1 metre high approx 10 metres long in two pieces [driveway in between] and a letter box in keeping. To resemble the neighbour's new fence.

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Quote concrete pad and large garage

Posted 1 month ago

Quote for large garage please land requires prep work concrete pad and new large garage build Preferred size of garage 8 x 14 30mins outside of whangarei Thank you

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Labour only build - 202sq Single level

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi there, We are seeking a builder to build our home as a Labour only build. Scope is from after completed concrete slab is laid by a seperate contractor to lock up stage with joinery installed. All materials will be supplied and on site as required. No garage door, plumbing, electrical, insulation, interior linings, roofing including nets, scaffold, toilet or rubbish bin is required in pricing. Project start March/April 19. Address: Marsden Cove, One Tree Point. Licenced LBP only...

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Damaged kitchen floor replacement

Posted 1 month ago

Am in need of a winz quote to repair the damaged particle board floor in my kitchen. The floor is becoming soft and as we are on the second story is starting to feel dodgy. Water leak has been repaired already.Area is about 5x3m and I assume the kitchen would have to be removed. Winz have said they will repair but has to be done by a Winz registered worker?? If anyone could help would be great.

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Deck steps - 3M-4M wide and pergola

Posted 2 days ago

Have a deck about 4M long x 800-1M high that I would like to have long steps run the length of it. Also would like a pergola over the deck.

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Insurance

Posted 1 month ago

Damage to wall from shifting house.

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2 units

Posted 2 months ago

I need 2 x 2 bedroom units built on a flat site.

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Remove interior wall

Posted 3 months ago

Will need experienced builder not a handyman as it may need a supporting beam. Ceiling height will need to drop to match one side. This is an old wooden Villa.Support labourer available. Please supply experience and hourly rate. Builder will need to view project.

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Butlers Pantry

Posted 2 days ago

Have a laundry that i would like gutted, shelves/cupboards put into to make a butlers pantry, HWC redesigned. Also have area in kitchen I would like cabinets rearranged so fridge can be put in.

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2 cabins

Posted 1 month ago

We want 2x10m sq cabins built on an existing deck. Access is an issue so we can't buy pre-built. Ideally insulated with French or bifold doors, and at least one window, and electricity sorted.

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Upgrade to double glazing

Posted 2 months ago

Large dining room ranch slider needs replacing firstly, then later bedroom windows x 4. We are prepared to undertake demolition and need to get installer lined up before ordering windows. Estimated time of work feb/March 2019

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Small retaining wall repair and repair garage door surround

Posted 2 weeks ago

Small retaining wall repair at the end of a driveway - hit and smashed by an anonymous drunk driver! Repair garage door surround, the wood the door is attached to has come away from the wall.

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Coop

Posted 1 week ago

I have a guinea fowl coop that needs to be enlarged. It has insulation. It needs to be removed from the stiles it's on and shifted a bit and it must be done in one day as the birds live in it.

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Dean oldham

Posted 3 months ago

Looking to get my under house workshop framed and lined with plywood to reduce exposure to dirt and moist air. Looking to preserve as much floor space as possible. ...

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INSURANCE

Posted 1 month ago

I require a builder to replace a wall that was damaged by house movers.

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Extending lounge job

Posted 3 months ago

We have a covered in patio are that comes off our lounge in our old 1920’s bungalow. We would like to take out the wall and doors that separates these two areas and create a load bearing wall, raise the floor and the ceiling up in the patio area which is approx 2m x 5-6m and insert large doors that open in the corner of this new lounge. So basically make the lounge bigger and extend it out with floor and ceilings both being raised and large glass doors on the corner opening the room out to the b...

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Wood Shed Convert into Tiny House

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a qualified, experienced (especially with small spaces) builder, to firstly take a look at an old wooden run down shed. The shed is 150sq ft, one level, is not weather proof, has a tin roof and wood floor and exterior walls. I would like to turn it into a tiny house with a deck I would firstly like a builder to look and tell me if it is possible to renovate or if it is beyond restoration. If the project can go ahead, I would like a quote on lining it with walls, ceiling and wea...

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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.

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5th August 2017

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Hilltop

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21st May 2016

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 3
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Need some building advice please

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12th November 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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Joolz

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24th June 2016

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 5
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 5
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Awning and Fix Draughts :)

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17th July 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

New extension/bathroom

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18th November 2017

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
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 4

Kamo - Doors and Walls

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2nd January 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

New low deck job

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30th June 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Office alteration

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15th August 2017

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 4
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 4

Toilet floor

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22nd January 2017

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Renovation

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10th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 4
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 5

9 building / maintenance tasks that I need help with this week please

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17th May 2016

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 5
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 5
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 5
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Remove and replace decayed timber studs to garage door

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25th March 2016

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 5
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 5
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Reclad touch up

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19th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Build new wooden steps

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15th October 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Lining Room

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6th July 2016

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Alterations

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3rd August 2016

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 5
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 5
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New Build - Auckkland

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24th June 2018

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 1
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Garage conversion plus carport conversion

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8th August 2018

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 3
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 4

Ceiling replace and insulate.

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24th April 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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Grant builders

Joined February 2018

Grant builders. Repairs and Renovation Hi I am a qualified builder, I have been building for 7 years, and completed jobs In the past, to a good quality Finnish. Im punctual and get the job completed on time and bugget. Also do Free quotes.

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about concrete

Joined July 2011

LICENCED BUILDING PRACTITIONER Residential and/or non-residential concrete floors walls footings piles etc...FOUNDATIONS "Garea Pools Established in pool construction since 1980" Full project management or labour only options available. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

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Lee Dobson

Joined January 2015

Fully qualified licensed carpenter. pride myself on quality of work, attention to detail and keeping things open and honest. All types of building work. New builds Renovations Decks Bathrooms No job too small

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Caniwi Construction Limited

Joined June 2010

We have been renovating homes for over 40 years and have a full compliment of skill sets.We work for you and not for ourselves, taking the time to listen, to understand exactly what is required, and ensure that there is a clear agreement of the scope of work. You receive quality, guaranteed workmanship at a fair rate. The workplace (your home or office) will be safe and kept clean. Our hallmark is...

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AB Building

Joined January 2019

Hi, previously trading as Blood Sweat and Tears, partner has moved on now trading on my own. I can provide competitive quotes for a variety of work and I will try to work within your time frame.

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Flood Roofing Ltd

Joined November 2016

Hi, we're a small company with a goal of exceeding expectations and setting a new bench mark for all roofers. Owned and operated by myself, which means a real pride in my workmanship which is backed by being a qualified roofer and a licenced building practitioner. We strive to have the most competitve quotes whilst still delivering NZ's finest products. Me and my experienced team are ready to...

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Dynamic1000 Limited

Joined March 2017

Northscape, a premier team that provides a comprehensive suite of premium landscape solutions to 'create your ultimate outdoor environment' Northscape scope of activities are in the Far North, Bay of Islands, Whangarei, Kaipara and North Shore Regions and the services we offer to you are: - Landscape Design - Sourcing Plants & Landscape Materials - Planting, Bark or Mulching of Gardens...

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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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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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ilko architectrure ltd

Joined November 2018

My name is Illia Ovsiiko, I/m NZ registered architect with more than 15 years of experience. We produce architecture that is bespoke, contextual and smart. We provide full architectural services from master planning and concept design, documentation for Resource Consent, Building Consent through to project construction and completion. We value your time, you value or quality services

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Renovation New Zealand

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're a design and build renovation company based in Whangarei. We get our kicks out of helping homeowners achieve their renovation dream. We often meet homeowners that have been dreaming about a renovation for a long time. The trouble is they are not sure if their renovation is even possible or where to start. There are a number of things than can trip up an idea - local council requi...

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JC Repairs Bream Bay

Joined June 2018

Owner operator, completing interior & exterior renovations and repairs including decking, retaining, fencing and general handyman work over the last 25 years. I also specialise in swimming pool & spa installation and maintenance and can sort your small excavation jobs as owner operater of a 1.8 tonne digger. I like to meet deadlines and pride myself on completing jobs on budget. I am happy to gi...

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R&P Building Works Limited

Joined July 2017

Established in 2004, R&P Building Works is a New Zealand owned, family operated business based in Kerikeri with over 25 years experience in the building industry. We work with our clients to deliver quality building solutions from renovations, alterations, to complete builds. Using quality materials and staff, we get the best result, on time and on budget.

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Parsons Builders

Joined April 2017

35+yrs building new homes pre- fabs renovations painting no lbp license overseeing cabins jobs start to finish all the knowledge + experience to get the job done +a great team of guys

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box13 ltd

Joined October 2016

hi , we have been renovating properties for 20 years , from fitting new bathrooms & kitchens , plastering , painting , paper hanging , artistic decorating , tiling to landscaping & landscape construction including decks & patios ,verandas , gazebos & pergolas & custom made outdoor kitchens

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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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HOMEWORX

Joined October 2016

We are qualified tradespeople the provide a comprehensive service that meets all our clients requirements. We have the abilities to take on and complete small medium a large jobs Both commercial and domestic jobs. We continue to meet and exceed our clients requirements. We Pride ourselves in our professionalism and quality of workmanship each and every time. Call John on 0211 825 408 any tim...

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ALL DONE

Joined October 2016

Hi there, Having worked in many industries including construction and also technician positions ,has provided me with experience to tackle almost any task. I am very handy and can think outside the box to resolve any problem you might have at a reasonable rate. Thank you for your consideration.

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Southern star building and maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2018

We are a small but growing business who takes on all maintenance work around your property. All jobs undertaken from small to large. Workmanship and quality guaranteed. We offer competitive quotes and meeting of deadlines

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Haighdevelopments

Joined January 2013

Spanning four generations and over a hundred years "Haigh" builders have prided themselves on top quality workmanship . From before 1900 the Haigh name in whangarei and the north has been stamped on local icons ( Churches ,hospitals,bridges,banks,fire stations,dairy and housing. Today the third and fourth generation carry on the same quality and pride in there construction.

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