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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Latest building case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Wood burner Removal

Posted 1 month ago

Have been quoted from repair of our wood burner but are wanting a quote for removal. As we are thinking about getting a heat pump.

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Pergola

Posted 3 months ago

Pergola from house over decking. Quote for materials, labour.

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Decks

Posted 13 hours ago

2 decks to be built from living areas a total of approximately 80 m2 on a new build, profiles to be laid with in the next two months followed by the deck to be completed late November early December. Preferably using kwila but dressed pine is acceptable. Size of timber to be approx 140x 30-32 smooth wood. Concrete quote will also be accepted

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Replacing outdoor steps

Posted 3 days ago

Current 8 steps come off a porch. They have a narrow tread depth. We want a landing plus deeper tread steps, graduated to concrete path to make them safer and easier to climb when carrying bags. We would like these done sooner than later as we have near misses recently. They need a sturdy railing.

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Entrance door replacement

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking to replace our combination entry/laundry door which is located at the back of our carport. We would like it to look a bit more like a front door. UPVC would be a bonus but definitely insulated and not wood. Ideally it would be located a bit further to the left too when looking at the attached photo so we enter to the left of the actual laundry area.

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Installing Kitset Garage

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there, I am in need of someone to install a kitset shed/ Garage. Dimensions of shed are 6.5 (L) x4.5 (W) x 5m (H) Its a Smartspan Shed. 2 Rollers , 1 external door, and 2 small windows. Steelframe, and Coloursteel for cladding. Under 30sq so consents not required.

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House extension

Posted 1 week ago

Double storey addition between garage and house and addition of toilet to top storey

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Install glass slider

Posted 2 weeks ago

Removal of sash window and replacement with glass slider. This job has been consented. The slider is wider and longer than the current window. I will do any painting but I need the walls to be ready for the paint both inside and outside.

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Registered Building contractor

Posted 2 months ago

We would like to get a quote based on our building inspection report. Electrical , deck , plumbing and roof

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Garage repair

Posted 1 month ago

Replace rotten timber front garage doors, fix leak/leaks front garage .

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Ceiling repair

Posted 1 month ago

Our ceiling needs to be replaced inside the house

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Reroofing

Posted 1 month ago

Have had a leak in bathroom looking at replacing roof

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Shed dismantle

Posted 2 months ago

Shed dismantle size 9 metres x 15 meters. Central whangarei

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Relining bathroom walls

Posted 1 month ago

(Bathroom) I need the old fake tiled walls that go half way up the wall removed. And I want new white seratone wet walls to replace them. I have the materials I just need them installed.

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Remove and extend

Posted 1 hour ago

Remove built in drawers in 3 bedrooms and extend the wardrobes into the space

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Replace end boards of roof #2

Posted 2 months ago

The end boards of our roof are old and soft. They need to be replaced. I have been told this should be a relatively simple job?

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Deck extension and replacement

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking currently for a builder that has worked on a villa renovation before. We are looking to do the first part of our renovation at the end of the year or beginning of next year. This first stage will include extending our deck roofline and redecking. We would also like to get quotes for an inside renovation and the coversion of our garage into some bedrooms. These other plans are for next year.

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House renovation/extention

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are looking to do some major renovations. We want to convert our 2.5 car garage to a single with an extra room. This will create an internal space needing skylights. Also want to close in an area out back with existing roof.. I have plans markup up. I will be sorting building consent excemption. I would like the quote split between materials and labour.

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Carport convert to a garage

Posted 4 days ago

I have single attached carport that I would like to enclose with a garage door. would welcome all quotes. Thanks

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To remove supporting wall

Posted 3 months ago

Hi there, There's a wall between my kitchen and lounge area of my 70's home, that I need to have removed.

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Recent building reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replace end boards of roof #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build kitset garden shed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fixing up a small internal roof.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Installing small bathroom and wall lining

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Vaughan Gunson


11th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

new ceilings.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Jordan Building Services Ltd

Joined June 2020

We are a new company offering a professional building experience with more than 25 years experience and a licensed builder in charge,your project will be in good hands. We specialise in smaller renovations ad additions, where quality workmanship is paramount. Please check out our Facebook page Jordan Building Services to see what we do( updated regularly).

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pro wire

Joined December 2010

Hi we work from hamilton to auckland we have been doing jobs from new homes full renovations ,to the smallest jobs ,we pride ourselves on punctuality, and 100% customer satisfaction ,we always clean up after ourselves and offer helpful advice and ,no obligation free quotes ,our prices are always competitive .

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Total Building & Carpentry Ltd

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been building for 20 years focusing on small builds and renovations. We appreciate all opportunities in the construction industry and work hard to meet timelines and budgets. I am a Licensed Building Practitioner and am a current member of NZ Certified Builders

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Calibre Concrete & Civil

Joined July 2021

Hi, Our fleet has the capacity to carry out civil earthworks from commercial developments through to single residential projects. -Earthworks and Excavation -House cuts and slab prep -Truck and machinery hire -drainage -retaining Send through a quote request and our QS will be in touch.

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JC BUILD

Joined May 2020

Qualified builder, new builds, renovations small or large. Decks, retaining walls, pergolas, carports. For all your carpentry needs, I take pride in my workmanship and taking care of my clients needs. Always happy to hear what you need done. For a free quote get in touch. Cheers

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VIVED Construction Ltd

Joined May 2018

Owner, Shanon Agar has been working in the building industry for the past 17 years, with a growing passion for innovation and creating beautiful buildings. VIVED Construction is a team of passionate, hard-working tradesman that are serious about quality and believe that every home should have equal attention to detail and care throughout the build no matter how big or small. While we specialize...

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

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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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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Tyler Niland Landscapes Limited

Joined December 2020

Hello, We have been in the construction Industry for over 50 years primarily in residential construction now focused on landscape projects and Tiling. We are creative, experienced and offer a broad network of quality sub contractors. The company constructs, Patios, Walkways, Fences, Driveways, Decks, Walls, interior and exterior tiling , kitchen and Bathroom renovation. The images provided are a...

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CAS Build

Joined July 2021

Qualified builder specialising in renovations, additions, alterations and everything in between. No job to small. Decks, fences and general maintenance. Professional, honest craftsman.

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Mark Topliss

Joined October 2017

Hi I am a trade qualified Licensed Builder with 37 years experience specialising in renovation and repair work utilising old school skills and a high standard of finishing work in both Residential and Commercial.

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Green stripe construction limited

Joined December 2015

We have been building new homes and building renovations both large and small for over 20 years; specialising in asbestos inspection and removal. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget and time. We are very friendly and happy to discuss any sort of job you envision.

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Straightline Building

Joined July 2020

Trade qualified carpenter. 15 yrs experience building or renovating houses. Good connections with other tradies i.e sparky, plumber, painter Proven business operator. Good listener and particular in my workmanship, "finishes the job" attitude. Good rates.

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Ultimate Construction

Joined July 2015

Ultimate Construction is a premier construction company delivering high quality projects on time and on budget, with 20 years experience in all aspects of construction you can rest assured you have the best boutique builders in the industry. "THE DETAIL IS THE DIFFERENCE"

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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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MPV Building Services Ltd

Joined August 2011

Been living and working out west for over 30 years. I'm into doing it right first time. Satisfaction guaranteed. Dislike people being ripped off. Fully equipped utes for a quick no mess, no fuss job. All debris removed. Hard to find good reliable help these days. In my time I have done a multitude of various types of jobs and projects. Some of these include Walkways, Bridges, Stairways. Various...

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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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Southern star building and maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2018

We are a small but growing business who take on all general maintenance and carpentry work in and 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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Luke Chapman Builders

Joined January 2015

Hi ive been building houses for over 15 years, no job to big or small. We pride ourselves on quality and client satisfaction. Qualified, licenced and registered.

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Emerain property maintenance

Joined April 2018

Hi there, We have years of experience in property maintenance and renovations. We are able to do any types of work small or big jobs you ... cluding General electrical, plumbing, plastering , painting, commercial/residential cleaning , decking, fence , landscape any repair or renovation.Also I have years of experience in troubleshoot and fix appliances. Let us know know if we can help you w...

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