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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

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.

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.

NZ Decks: Here’s 5 Awesome Before and After Transformations

Check out these before and after deck photos from our homeowners, plus, we ask all the juicy questions to help get you in the know for your own project.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

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

New Dwelling at 85 Brookview Heights

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for a builder to undertake a fixed price build contract for a new build.

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Looking for a Labour only builder

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for labour only builders for New Builds in and around whangarei, We have one starting in OTP mid to late January.

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Construct new steel frame home

Posted 3 months ago

Need a builder for new house with likely wood platform and steel frame kitset. Main other materials also supplied as part of purchased kitset. Site is off Millbrook road Waipu. Due to start full plans and permit stage now and looking to line builder up to work in with that timing.

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Cladding and window replacement.

Posted 3 months ago

5 wooden windows to be replaced with aluminium windows. One in bathroom, two in lounge and one in kitchen with the exception of a previous window to be taken out completely in the kitchen as there is currently two and this will be one when finished. All windows downsizing and therefore will need to be reframed. House exterior is concrete. Hope to be done before summer, no specific timeframe except to be done when the weather is a bit more reliable.

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Garage build

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for a builder to build a 9 metre x 6 metre shed

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Home Renovations

Posted 1 month ago

We need to turn make a fourth bedroom out of a third of the lounge, one wall and a door required. Room will have no natural light so a skylight required to provide natural light. We also need a roof built over a deck. We ideally would like the job done as soon as possible. Work can commence from the first week of November.

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Single garage added to our double garage

Posted 3 months ago

we would like a single garage to be added to our home

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Wall repair

Posted 1 month ago

plasterboard, walls to be repaired, floorbaords replaced, general tidy up

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2 bedroom 2nd dwelling on lifestyle block

Posted 1 month ago

complete new build, connect power and possibly septic to main dwelling. mother needs to sell her property in Dargaville, its on the market now, we can pay a deposit for new build once that goes uncinditional. Will need someone to organise the complete house up to moving in stage. Contour survey and site suitability have been arranged, but not yet done.

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Phil Stocker - 20 Waioneone Rd

Posted 3 weeks ago

Urgent!, We have recently purchased a house built in the mid 40’s . We are replacing the kitchen, bathroom and laundry. We are not shifting the positions of any items but may need a wee bit of work done to install new fittings. Have two wardrobes and laundry cupboards to be framed. Some replacement of gib. I can assist (am a home handyman) just don’t have the finer technical expertise!!

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New Build - Waitemata Drive

Posted 1 month ago

Dear Tradie We are looking to subcontract out the footings for our build at One Tree Point. Our building company was going to be doing the foundations and slab for this build, but is currently unable to do this. To progress with the build, our builder has recommended that we subcontract out these works. Our builder is happy to liaise with you. Information / Plans Please see attached Background I have attached the necessary consented architectural drawings and council amendments...

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New House

Posted 3 months ago

New House: Around 150+sqm 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Double Garage. Stage 8, Totara Parklands, Whangarei Land size 600m2

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Reno advice and cost indications

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking for a builder to view an open home with me on Sat 13th Nov 11am. Would like to talk through renovation ideas and get cost indications

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Deck

Posted 1 month ago

Wanting a deck built 4mx4m in size

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Commercial weatherproofing

Posted 2 weeks ago

Waterproofing around exterior windows to prevent water ingress. Assess the job, and advise. Possible new flashings and sealant around windows

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Refit door frames and an extension

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I am needing a builder to refit two door frames and doors and fix an extension of a laundry room.

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Replace rotten Window scribers and reseal

Posted 3 months ago

I need two window scribers replaced in an upstairs bedroom window. The current scribers are rotten and letting water enter behind the framing. The window is upstairs but there is good workable access on the roof of the ground level

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Kitchen/dining room wall, moved around 400mm into bedroom

Posted 1 week ago

We want to move the kitchen wall about 400 mm into the bedroom. The main item in each photo will need to be removed and most of it will need to be rebuilt. . The main kitchen/ dining room wall is about 6 metres. The bedroom wall is about 3.2 metres. The hot water cylinder wall needs to be removed

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Repair an outside gate

Posted 2 months ago

I got an outside wooden gate and fence built earlier in the year but it has warped already and it difficult to open and close the gate already. Looking for a quote to get this fixed.

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Jibbing room new ceiling update laundry

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi a room needs to be jibbed and the ceiling replaced. Laundry also need upgrade. Room available for access any time.

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Recent building reviews

With over 210,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Installing small bathroom and wall lining

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th April 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

Replace end boards of roof #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Vaughan Gunson


11th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Remove and extend

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th October 2021

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

new ceilings.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2019

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

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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder Truck Drivers,Machine Operators full licenced *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) and LBP *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool...

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Belac Builders Ltd

Joined February 2021

Hi, I've been building for 8 years doing quality residential and light commercial renovations, Additions, Pergolas ,Decks and Fences, I pride myself in punctuality and finishing work the way I would want it in my own home -Bcito qualified -Licensed building practitioner Instagram : Belacbuilders_ltd Facebook : Belac builders LTD

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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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JC BUILD

Joined May 2020

Qualified builder,LBP, 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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Breckon Builders Limited

Joined April 2017

Hi, we specialise in all aspects of building, major renovations, new homes and small jobs also. we pride ourselves on workmanship, professionalism and providing competitive no surprise quotes and then completing the job on budget and on time. We are also members of New Zealand Certified Builders offering the 10 year halo guarantee, Trade Qualified & Licensed Building Practitioner.

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SJ Walker Builders ltd

Joined October 2020

SJ Walker Builders ltd specialise in renovations, maintenance and demolition. We are a small hardworking team who demonstrate quality workmanship and attention to detail.

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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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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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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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Transforming Residential Limited

Joined January 2016

Small residential business that specialises in additions, renovations and parts there of. Reputable builder with previous apprentice awards, and he maintains that through out all work completed. A registered company with a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP), a member of the Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA) and hold current Site Safe qualifications as well as First Aid. Extensive...

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With nearly 20 years of experience in New Zealand, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer based in Christchurch and a Producer Statement Author for Auckland City Council. I have a broad experience in structural design and site investigation from new build to alteration, and seismic or earthquake assessment of existing structures. These structures vary from residential, commercial, school, and pub...

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Xpress Design & Drafting

Joined January 2020

Hi, we are a cost-effective Architectural firm specializing primarily in concept design and building consent documentation. From the smallest of renovation/alteration to complex new builds including hill builds. We also provide a wholesale schedule of fees (trade rates) for ongoing working relationships. Keywords in our toolbox being: NZS 3604, New Zealand Building Code, Timber Framed and Steel F...

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NJB CONSTRUCT LTD

Joined November 2016

We are a building contractor that specialise in - Interior Fit Out Residential Renovations Timber & laminate Flooring Bathroom Reno’s Decking We are by no means your cheapest contractor out there but you can be guaranteed quality workmanship along with constant communication throughout your job leaving you with a clean, tidy and reliable job finish. We also run a quality and reliab...

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Bricon Building & Construction Ltd

Joined December 2020

Hi, Whangarei based small Business with LBP Builder and apprentice . 14 plus years experience in the industry covering a wide range from residential to Commercial. New Build , Extensions , Renovations , Kitchens ,Bathrooms, Decks Pergolas ,Fences , sheds and the list goes on . We here at Bricon Pride our self's in doing a quality job completing in the time frame and budget set out. Even goi...

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Ninety By 45 Construction Limited

Joined March 2021

LBP Qualified Designer, Experience in regulatory and 8 years of designing/drafting with experience on site and great understanding of construction. LBP Qualified Builder (Adam) 15 years construction and project management.

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Carpentaria ltd

Joined September 2018

Hi, I've been building for at least 15 years, and found my best work is in finishing and detail work. My specialty is renovation work, kitchens, bathrooms and premium decks. I’m also one of the kitchen installers contracted by PLACEMAKERS Whangarei. My tool box is geared toward carpentry, and have the equipment to do joinery work, associated with kitchens cabinetry, which I enjoy. My wo...

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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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Parsons builders

Joined April 2017

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

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Clayton Hicks

Joined September 2019

I’m a hard working and reliable carpenter with many years of experience and an eye for detail. I currently work full time for a high end builder working on multi million dollar architectural homes that only the best will do. I’ll be available after hours and weekends for anything from those small annoying jobs to decks and renovations. (Currently due to covid restrictions we cant get to our us...

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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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