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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering renovating related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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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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Home Renovation and Repair – It’s All in The Prep

Posted 29/06/18

Renovating or doing work on your home can be a big investment – yet most of us put more effort into choosing a pair of shoes or a new camera. Repairs might not be as exciting as new clothes and gadgets but if you want a good result, value for money, and minimum hassle, the more you think abou

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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Are You Considering Adding an Ensuite to Your Master Bedroom?

Posted 24/11/16

Should I build another room for my ensuite or should I alter my existing master bedroom to fit one in? It might not seem like an important question, but there are pros and cons to consider for both these options... Adding an ensuite - should you extend or convert your master bedroom? Insta

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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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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Are you wondering what cladding to choose for your new build? Is your existing cladding looking dilapidated and ripe for renovation? Recladding your home will breathe new life into its appearance. In this article, we give you the information to choose the right cladding for your home. Ext

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Asbestos Removal - Stay Safe & Hire a Professional

Posted 07/01/15

If you’re looking at buying or renovating a property built between the 1940’sand 1980’s then there’s a good chance that it contains some Asbestos... A fibrous mineral that’s found in metamorphic soils and rocks, it was a popular and widely used material in the building industry due to its

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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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The Benefits of Building a Conservatory

Posted 22/10/14

If you've been thinking about adding an extension to your home, Building a conservatory is a clever way to add more living space without having to move to a larger home. One of the benefits of building a conservatory is the potential to add a lot of value to your home. Hiring an architect

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Latest renovating 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

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

Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A simple colour update for her garage doors was all that one homeowner wanted. But it proved a little easier said than done until a “can do” tradie was found... The Job Paulette wanted to update the colour of her metal garage doors from what she called a “bland new denim blue” to a more striking ebony black. The Challenge Paulette contacted the garage door company to find out if, and how, the colour could be changed. They came back with two options; replacing the doors entirely at great expense; or powder coating at a cost not much less than new doors, and required them being taken away for two to three weeks. The Solution Not satisfied with these options, Paulette turned to builderscrack.co.nz to see if there were any other options. She already trusted the platform, having used it in the past to find some great tradies. For Paulette, the “ease of use is the best thing”, going on to say that “once you’ve used it the first time, it’s easy to go back and use again” and

Expert Tiling Provides The Finishing Touch to a Kitchen Renovation

Hiring an expert tiler gave the final polishing touch to one of our homeowner's stunning kitchen renovations...... Only a few months ago Natalie's kitchen was a dark space, coated in the once popular dark blue of the 90's. It not only made the already small kitchen appear tiny, but it created a dark feeling throughout the wider open plan living area. Fast forward to today, and the transformation is something out of a magazine. Not limited to the kitchen itself, but also the lightness it's brought to the rest of her living space. The Vision Natalie started with a firm style in mind, along with some key "must have" elements. “I had a vision of what I wanted, I wanted it bright, fresh, clean, compared with the dark blue.... every time I came into the space there was a gloomy feel to the room.” A essential element was to incorporate a crisp, white subway tile splash-back. The Execution After sorting her kitchen supplier, she turned her attention to finding a ti

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

Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A simple colour update for her garage doors was all that one homeowner wanted. But it proved a little easier said than done until a “can do” tradie was found... The Job Paulette wanted to update the colour of her metal garage doors from what she called a “bland new denim blue” to a more striking ebony black. The Challenge Paulette contacted the garage door company to find out if, and how, the colour could be changed. They came back with two options; replacing the doors entirely at great expense; or powder coating at a cost not much less than new doors, and required them being taken away for two to three weeks. The Solution Not satisfied with these options, Paulette turned to builderscrack.co.nz to see if there were any other options. She already trusted the platform, having used it in the past to find some great tradies. For Paulette, the “ease of use is the best thing”, going on to say that “once you’ve used it the first time, it’s easy to go back and use again” and

Expert Tiling Provides The Finishing Touch to a Kitchen Renovation

Hiring an expert tiler gave the final polishing touch to one of our homeowner's stunning kitchen renovations...... Only a few months ago Natalie's kitchen was a dark space, coated in the once popular dark blue of the 90's. It not only made the already small kitchen appear tiny, but it created a dark feeling throughout the wider open plan living area. Fast forward to today, and the transformation is something out of a magazine. Not limited to the kitchen itself, but also the lightness it's brought to the rest of her living space. The Vision Natalie started with a firm style in mind, along with some key "must have" elements. “I had a vision of what I wanted, I wanted it bright, fresh, clean, compared with the dark blue.... every time I came into the space there was a gloomy feel to the room.” A essential element was to incorporate a crisp, white subway tile splash-back. The Execution After sorting her kitchen supplier, she turned her attention to finding a ti

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

Moving door-frame to another wall.

Posted 1 year ago

Need a door-frame moved from one wall to another and then jib put up in small area.

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New bathroom

Posted 5 years ago

A room of about 4 x 3 m .I want to remove all existing fittings ( Old salmon pink ) and replace with tiled and heated floor, tiled walls and new bath , shower and basin .

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Fit out bathroom #2

Posted 10 months ago

Hi. I have all the bathroom items ready to install. Will need nogging out before putting up gib - older style house. At this stage old boards have been removed and its ready to begin. I have a plumber and a sparky ready to go when I am so just need someone to fit shower, toilet and vanity. Just looking for rough idea of how much. Painting and flooring not required.

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Rural new kitchen

Posted 2 years ago

rural lockwood home. If possible we would like the kitchen walls removed to make open plan living kitchen/ lounge/ dining. the small office could become walk in pantry. i have attached some photos and a basic drawn floor plan. This work would be from the beginning of July.

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Replacing wet wall linings

Posted 1 year ago

I have an old bathroom, the seratone is old and I want it replaced..about 5 panels that are varies widths, over bath and vanity. Also need to be able to cut holes to fit bath taps and shower mixer/head.

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Reno Bathroom

Posted 2 years ago

I need a builder for my bathroom renovation - approx 5-6 sqm needs tiles removed and re-gibbed, hot water cupboard removed within bathroom - New shower, vanity (possibly) and hot water cupboard in laundry. I also need an electrician to change switches from one wall to another.

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Exterior walls

Posted 2 years ago

Re-frame and re-clad 2 exterior walls remove fireplace and chimney, also replace old windows on oldest part of the house. A proper visual inspection is recommended as this is just one part of our planned renovations. It will also be an interior project as well with discussions on what can or cannot be achieved.

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Fit out bathroom

Posted 10 months ago

Hi. I have all the bathroom items ready to install. Will need nogging out before putting up gib - older style house. At this stage old boards have been removed and its ready to begin. I have a plumber and a sparky ready to go when I am so just need someone to fit shower, toilet and vanity. Just looking for rough idea of how much. Painting and flooring not required.

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Small en-suite required

Posted 1 month ago

We have a 20m2 room attached to our garage that we use as a bedroom. We would like a small en-suite, about 1.2m depth, placed before the far wall. We would like a quote first and possible competition date within 6 months. Many thanks

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Bathroom renovations

Posted 9 months ago

Quote on Renovating both bathroom and ensuite. New showers, new vanities, new toilets, new mirrors, new towel rails.

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Installing wet wall lining

Posted 4 months ago

3 panels of wet wall lining. Previous wet wall lining either needs to be pulled down or sanded back and the new wall placed on top. Only equipment needed will be saw/drill to cut out holes for shower, taps etc and a workbench. There will be another worker onsite who can help with lifting and installation

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Fire fremoval

Posted 1 year ago

Would like a free standing fire removed and roof and ceiling repair

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Home inside renovations

Posted 3 years ago

Hi there, we are looking for someone to come in and renovate the interior of our dated home we are after new wallpaper all through the house, ceilings painted, new ceiling in bathroom and an arch way in lounge removed. Also a halway door removed. We are also after plumbing including new toilet fitted and new bath,shower and vanity in the bathroom with floor to ceiling tiles put in and our toilet floor tiled. Also after gas water fitted, new gas oven fitted and extractor fan, cheers Blake and Ash...

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New bathroom and indoor renovation

Posted 4 years ago

We have a four bedroom home with one bathroom and need another bathroom. Have an existing attached carport whichwas transformed to make the first bathroom. Now we need the rest of the carport transformed for the 2nd bathroom. Also need a wall inbetween the lounge and the kitchen removed. Also need a covered pergola thingie off the kitchen. Also need the cladding taken off the shed and have that lined with power supplied, then attach a carport to the existing shed with one covered side and a...

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Various quotes required for work to start after Christmas

Posted 3 years ago

 DESCRIPTION Hi folks. I'm looking for fixed price quotes on the following tasks. I need swift responses, hence the short period for an open task, as I need to compile a budget for a project. Thank you! -Prices to deliver and install a septic tank, water tank, pump and some basic interior plumbing. -Price per sqm for jib and plastering. There are seven rooms and a long corridor but I realise it's difficult to speculate without seeing it. Just your worst case scenario price is fine. -Pric...

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Replacing wet wall linings #2

Posted 4 months ago

I have an old bathroom, the seratone is old and I want it replaced..about 5 panels that are varies widths, over bath and vanity. Also need to be able to cut holes to fit bath taps and shower mixer/head. There will be someone else onsite to help with lifting etc. I have all the adhesive/panels.

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 9 months ago

Quote on refacing kitchen and replacing bench tops. Removing and installing new oven, rangehood and hob and dishwasher.

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Bathroom refit

Posted 4 months ago

Replace/install vanity, bath and shower door possibly shower dome.

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Two rooms need en-suite.

Posted 1 month ago

Hi. Can you help? Kids and partners have moved back home and we need to Provide them with a self contained room. At the moment both rooms (One is a sleepout and other room is attached to our garage) are Just large bedrooms. We aren’t looking for anything grand. Just simple and functionable. We are able to wait until after Christmas as we know you guys are busy. Thank you.

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Bathroom reno

Posted 5 months ago

I have a 1.5 x 1.5 meter bathroom. Am wanting to re gib all walls, half tile walls, insert floor boards, skirting, door coverup Install shower and vanity to existing plumbing. I have the floor boards, tiles, shower and vanity also. No sure if ceiling needs to be replaced

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Find Renovation Specialists in CHB

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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Zeus And Sons Electrical

Joined February 2017

Hey, I've been working as an electrician for 5 years. Recently formed Zeus And Sons Electrical on the 3rd of Jan 2019. Based in Hastings, servicing the Hawke's Bay region. As a new business owner I'm keen to get underway and start building my reputation by providing a quality service with reliable products at a good price. I do domestic/commercial/Industrial work such as: -Installation of l...

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JK builders

Joined August 2017

2009 Our company was founded and instantly engaged in conducting four property building projects during this year. We currently have LBP designer, carpenter and site manager within our team. Our consultants all have solid backgrounds in both design and construction. You get the benefit of experience that's been acquired year after year, job after job.

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Infinite Kitchens & Joinery

Joined April 2015

We take the stress out of your job by project managing it from start to finish, and with many years experience in the industry, including owning a construction business in Wellington for 18 years, you can trust us to get the best results for you. We’ll put highly qualified tradesmen on your job, and you will be assured of top quality workmanship, with reliable service, communication and the best...

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Build Mac Limited

Joined January 2013

Building and construction company that strives to deliver a great job at competitive prices. We are experienced in new housing, alterations, extensions, and maintenance work. We can take care of the whole process of your job and organise your project from start to finish We are a member of the New Zealand Master Builders Association and as such are able to offer a Master Builder 10-year guarante...

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DownSize NZ

Joined November 2018

DownSize NZ clears possessions and prepares homes for sale. We can help with: - Estate clearance services - Downsizing and preparing to move - Home and garden maintenance - Preparing your home and section for sale - Assistance with clearing garages, homes and sections Get in touch for a chat about your needs. We're here to help!

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Projects

Joined July 2010

German Master-Cabinetmaker, since 40 years. I think, there is nothing I haven' t made allready. Challange me. Give me some extrordinary job to do and I will do it with attention to detail! Cheers, Franz. (Master Cabinetmaker)

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L & B Construction

Joined September 2019

We have done renovation in houses, painting and decorating, plastering, concreting, paving, fencing, house insulation, and cleaning in and outside the house or offices for 12 years. Whatever others won’t do we will be there to help your needs. Our professional, honest and hard working team will go extra mile for deadlines and to suit your budget. We specialise in any renovations from roof to floo...

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ER Plumbing Limited

Joined February 2017

ER Plumbing Ltd is a specialist emergency plumbing repair and maintenance business. We also do small bathroom and kitchen renovations. We at ER Plumbing are passionate and relentless in ensuring each and every one of our customers has a plumbing repair and maintenance expert available whenever needed. Our customers are well informed professional people who expect and demand the best. We cons...

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RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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glenn hoskin

Joined March 2017

Hi my name is Glenn and i like thinking outside the square. Im creative and love creating something that looks good and lasts. I also love taking something broken and fixing it. I see potential where others may not. Im friendly and helpful and will go the extra mile. �

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sean harvey

Joined July 2016

Hi, I have been in the building industry for 20yrs, I have many years experience in the sheet metal fabrication and fibre glass fabrication industries before moving to the uk in 1997 where after training I started my company specialising in interior refurbishment and renovation ie: all types of suspended ceilings and metal/wood stud partition walls, office partitions, kitchen, bathroom installatio...

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SchoCon

Joined July 2012

Focused on outdoor living, hard landscaping and renovations, but also the cliche "for all your building needs". Being in the building and construction arena for 18 years, LBP licensed and trade qualified we will make your ideas and dreams reality.

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d Construct

Joined February 2018

Hi, I've been involved in the construction industry for the last 25 years, from carpentry, to a builder, to Project Management, to Quantity Surveying, and building again. My passion has always been to be on site with an apron on, hammer in hand, making peoples visions and dreams come to life. We are a professional building company that delivers a high quality product for you.

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CS CONTRACTING

Joined January 2020

Hi, I have been doing building for about 6 months. So far I have done a house extension, renovations,waterproofing, decking etc. so I know the basics and some of the tricky things. I am just looking for weekend perk jobs to gain a reputation and grow my knowledge

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NZ Top Repairs

Joined November 2020

NZ Top Repairs® specialises in repairing damage to a range of hard surfaces to match their original appearance – most of our repairs look as if the damage never happened. We work on-site and can produce pristine results on nearly all hard surfaces, including: Bench tops, Tiles, Showers, Baths, Spas, Vinyl Flooring, Vanity Tops, and Hand Basins

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Builders Inc

Joined January 2015

Integrity Foundations: Quality - Safety - Integrity. We do any and everything to do with repiling, foundation work and floor levelling. Accept the Integrity challenge: Call us last - you'll notice a difference.

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Bay Carpenters LTD

Joined June 2016

Hi , I have been a NZ qualified builder for the last 15 years, also having worked in Australia and the UK. We specialise in small to medium renovations/new builds & light commercial work. I am professional and take pride in my workmanship also helping my clients through the process of alterations/new builds which can sometimes be a bit daunting. I have a high standard of work, keeping to deadl...

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Toby's Roof & Gutter

Joined August 2010

Hi, Toby's Roof & Gutter specialize in Spouting and Down Pipe repairs and replacements, Roof and Flashing repair and replacements and Guttering . Contact us to find out about our gutter cleaning service with a vacuum system. We provide free, competitive quotes.

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Andy Hamer plumbing and Gas Limited

Joined June 2018

Free advice and Quotations. Certifiying plumber and Gasfitter 37 years service. Maintenance plumbing and 24/7 Emergency cover. Bathrooms Laundries and Kitchen renovations. Gasfitting,Natural and LPG gas work.New connections and Maintenance. Gas for cooking,Heating Hot water,Califonts and commercial Catering Equipment,Blue Seal, Moffat etc. Servicing and repairs to all makes of gas app...

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Kula

Joined October 2016

Hi there my name is Toni Kula, I have been working in the building/construction industry for more then 20years and became proficient in a wide range of activity during my experiences. I specialise in concrete, decking, fencing, retaining walls, form work and home maintenance. Also I obtain a full class 2 drivers license with a RTW endorsement for excavation work handy, level 4 building and constru...

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