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Achieve Your Dream Home With Our Christchurch Renovation Specialists

Just hearing the word ‘renovations’ is enough to make many Kiwis tingle with excitement. With DIY a prominent feature in our culture, planning a dream renovation is on the cards for many of us. Luckily for us though, we understand that only an expert Christchurch renovation specialist should do those major house reno jobs. To prevent a DIY disaster, let’s find out the steps to take when hiring someone for your renovation job.

Four Steps To Take When Hiring A Christchurch Renovation Specialist

There are four major steps which you will follow when hiring a tradesperson or company for your home renovation. But before you start on your journey, you need to decide what you want to achieve. Do you want a larger living space, an extra bedroom or a wall removed? Clarifying exactly what you want your dream home to look like at the start helps you to hire the best people for the job.

  1. Consultation

    Talking, talking and more talking is what happens during the consultation stage. Your project manager will meet with you and identify exactly what it is you want. They will bring in other specialists such as carpenters and designers to meet and discuss yours and other possible renovation ideas.

  2. Design

    Designers now have all the information they need to create a 3D plan and concept design for your renovation job. The location of your property, such as in Lyttleton or in the CBD, is also taken into account during this stage. You are able to request any changes to your plans anytime during this process.

  3. Quote

    After the project manager and other experts (such as quantity surveyors and engineers) have researched your job thoroughly, they will give you a quote. The quote usually contains all of the services and materials required to complete your renovation job. Often quotes offer a fixed price guarantee on the cost of your renovation, along with a fixed completion date too.

  4. Renovation

    With the majority of Christchurch renovation experts able to complete the entire job within their company, renovating your home is mostly stress free and enjoyable. The project manager will coordinate the services of all the tradespeople, the delivery of materials and the outsourcing of jobs if needed, such as painters or plasterers. Many of the renovation companies will offer a 10 year Master Builder or Certified Builder guarantees on their workmanship or materials used.

We know that renovating your home ranks high on the list of the most stressful events we can go through in life. That’s why hiring one of our Christchurch renovation specialists makes great sense. List your renovation job here with us and get ready to enjoy achieving the home of your dreams built by our expert tradespeople!

Latest renovating articles

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.

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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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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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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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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Deluxe Bathroom Renovation Costs - What You'll Get for $30,000+

Posted 01/10/14

Bathroom renovation series - The deluxe bathroom renovation. One in a series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets. The deluxe bathroom renovation $30,000 to $100,000+ The deluxe bathroom renovation may also be known as a full gut job. There

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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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Mid to Upper Range Bathroom Renovation Costs & Ideas

Posted 24/09/14

Bathroom renovation series - The mid-range bathroom renovation. Part three in a four-part series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets and what you need to help you plan your bathroom renovation. Mid-range bathroom renovation costs ($12,000 t

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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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 tiler.

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 tiler.

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

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Dhaval

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, i need to get the bathroom renovated and want to put a toilet in bathroom as well.

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Installation of bath liner

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are needing someone who can install a bath liner, cut holes for mixer, taps etc:

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Installing Laundry and Small Roof Repair

Posted 1 week ago

I have purchased kit-set laundry cabinets that need assembling and installing and a bench that requires cutting to size and installing the sink in. Also, the side of the roof (wooden board?) has water damage from the gutters (now fixed) that needs replacing.

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Update existing bathroom #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

My parents have a small bathroom with needs a full renovation - they need the bath removed and replaced with either a new shower or shower over bath , a new vanity and toilet and the bathroom/toilet fully relined - also a door replaced with a cavity slider

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Zane Whitlow

Posted 2 weeks ago

Repair and remodel of bathroom

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Door handle Job

Posted 1 week ago

Need a new foor handle for bathroom door

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have just bought this house and realised that the bathroom is not in as good condition as I first thought so will need a total renovation of bathroom and separate toilet. I’d like existing suite removed and new shower unit, vanity and possibly bath fitted in bathroom and new toilet and small wash basin fitted in toilet. I will need assistance in choosing a new suite. I would also like the textured ceiling plastered smooth. I intend installing gas for water heating so if you can do everything...

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Jonathan J Tunnell

Posted 2 weeks ago

Wall needs to be removed so we can open up living room kitchen area in to one room and replace the kitchen. The roof is clay tile so I am making the assumption that the wall is load bearing. Building work will have to meet council/ building regulation requirements. Prefer somebody who can manage both the wall removal and kitchen replacement.

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House Renovations

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are renovation our home. Work involves removal of 1 structural wall. Put in a new sliding door and remove an existing exterior door. Also, replace windows with second hand double glazed aluminium (that also need to be source). see attached plans for further information Job must be done by a LBP certified builder. :-)

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To replace the bathroom vanity

Posted 1 week ago

Just to replace the existing 500 x 750 mm vanity.

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Small bathroom renovation

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are looking to knock down a wall (partition wall) that separates our bathroom with a separate loo to make a larger bathroom space. We are looking for a quote that covers a full renovation including the wall plus replacing thr bathroom suite (shower over bath, vanity and toilet). There will also be some moving of electrical sockets. We would like this to get started as soon as possible and can be available for a visit to see the space.

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Shower Install

Posted 5 days ago

I'm purchasing a new shower that I need installed. I have a plumber organised. We will do the removal of old shower etc. So wall will need to be gibbed and then shower installed

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Kitchen Renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

New kitchen to be installed on 13th March. Before installation the old kitchen needs to be removed and walls, etc made good. Job includes: - remove and dispose of old kitchen and appliances - remove brick wall housing wall oven and make good - remove splashback tiles and make good - remove vent from ceiling, dispose and repair ceiling - remove vent from cupboard and repair ceiling. - prepare vent hole in gable for new vent to be installed - remove vinyl from kitchen floor and prepar...

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Down stairs bathroom

Posted 2 weeks ago

Remove old shower, bath and vanity, fit in new bath, shower and vanity unit, all items supplied, shower 900mm square, vanity ... , concrete floor, may need to reposition the shower drain in the floor, replace wall linings with water proof lining board

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Update bathroom

Posted 3 weeks ago

Replace bath, shower in white hotel style. Shower ... Bath 75x166 Vanity ... Remove vanity & replace with new vanity purchased. Rip up tiles and put down cream or white tiles. Possibly add back splash to bath and new bath taps. Replace with shower box and shower dome. Either same size shower with sliding door or a corner shower Possibly a shorter bath tub so more room

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Checking a removed wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have removed a wall and need someone to check our work before we put gib over it

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Alter ensuite

Posted 1 week ago

Alter a toilet space to be an ensuite. Add 3rd toilet to be accessable to house guests. Timed by about end of May finish. We know that the extra toilet will need consent. We have finance so we are on budget but practical amount.

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Shower door bottom strip needs replacing

Posted 6 days ago

Depending on cost would like the bottom strip of the shower door replaced as it's coming off at the end and it is very hard to clean and has gone mouldy. See attached photo - after a quote at this stage.

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Kitchen renovate

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, we want to renovate our kitchen cabinets.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 130,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Fix leaking shower and fit new bathroom suite (shower, bath and vanity)

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

20th February 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Out with the old in with the new

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom, en-suite and other building work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small Bathroom Reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

change bathroom

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

20th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Reline around bath / put in new shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Fit dishwasher in existing kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

12th February 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Wall removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower installer needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Attach Shower door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st February 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install a new kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Huge renovation


15th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Renovations - Builder and Plumber

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Renovations - Builder and Plumber

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

28th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plumb in and fit a bath, Change Shower config from Felton Mix to slide shower.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Paul Rout Building

Joined January 2017

Qualified Carpenter and licensed building practitioner Competent in all types of Carpentry from high end architectural to EQC repairs. No job too big or small. Happy to take your calls and come out and give you a free quote and second opinion.

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wayne lovelock

Joined January 2014

Experienced NZ trained licensed builder,highly competent in all aspects of building and maintenance. I take great pride in my work and believe completely in doing the job properly

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Bearded Builder Ltd

Joined November 2017

Hi, We are a small company that focuses on the needs and wants of our clients. We specialise in custom timber work and renovations although that doesn't hold us back from new builds, in fact it gives you a better end product. We specialise in kitchens and door repairs. We do all sorts from insulation and architectural builds. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and our communication to the clien...

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Gw builders ltd

Joined May 2016

With over 25 years of experience in the construction industry we are small family business of qualified reliable builders with a high standard in every job we face.. guaranteed to please! Specialising in: *Light Comercial *Architectural builds *New builds *Renovations/extentions *Landscaping *All forms of concrete work No jobs to big or small!

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate Wilson Built Homes with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality...

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Trad Construction

Joined December 2017

Hi, We are a team of 3 experienced carpenters with over 20 years experience in the building industry. We do all types of building work from new builds to renovations, no job is too big or small. We are an honest, reliable and hard working team.

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit gintas.co.nz

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M&M Projects

Joined August 2018

Hi,iv'e been in building maintenance trade for the last 16 years. I specialise in the fields listed, with no job being to big or small. I pride myself on providing top quality workmanship at competitive rates. Getting the job done first time to the customers requirements.

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Can Renovate

Joined June 2016

Can Renovate is an experienced renovation Company all over Canterbury. From design to turn key alterations to renovations we do it all. We can work with your trades people or provide all trades to site. I MAKE IT HAPPEN.

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Claddagh Plastering

Joined April 2018

We are a plastering company with over 15 years experience in all aspects of plastering from venetian plastering to gib fixing and stopping to solid plastering. No job is too big or too small. We pride ourselves in being reliable,honest and hard working.

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Mitchell and Milmine Construction

Joined September 2017

Mitchell + Milmine Construction is a small family owned residential building company focused on building quality. We are team players and are committed to working within our community with other locals alike. We are passionate about modern architecture, and believe each home tells a different story, this makes us the perfect partners on your next building adventure. We offer a transparent...

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Evergreen house ltd

Joined August 2018

Trying to think of the right builder? Need someone to guide you through your project? People who think their budget is low? High? All could be done through us.

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Roman Building & Construction

Joined November 2016

Hi, we are Qualified Builder and Sub-Trade with Quality as First Priority in our job. We carry out New Build, Extension, Renovation, Landscaping, Project Management and Handyman/Maintenance. We give competitive quotes and endeavor to get job done on time with top quality. We look forward to provide Excellent Services for you !!

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Longsilver Construction Ltd

Joined June 2010

I am a Registered Master Builder so am able to provide all the necessary guarantees, quality of work, etc. I have 6 staff presently, a mixture of qualified carpenters, and apprentices in various stages of their apprenticeships. I have over 10 years experience in both residential and commercial. We are based in Canterbury, with yard in Amberley We cover all areas of Canterbury. References a...

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Dutchman Builders Ltd

Joined February 2017

Hi . We have been building and renovating houses for the past 21 years. We do it all from foundations , flooring, framing, cladding, structural work , suspended ceilings , boundry fences , hardwood decking ext. We do new builds and maintenance to existing properties. We pride ourselves in delivering a cost effective service with high quality workmanship. Thanks for your time and hope to hear...

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Shannon building

Joined March 2017

Hello I,ve been doing handyman , building , painting work for 40 years . so consider myself to be pretty experinenced.. I strive to do a good job at a fair price, on time and on budget , I do not ask for money in advance unless it is for materials. So you pay me for my work when your happy with the job. I will be pleased to answer any inquirey and endevour to do so promply..Thank you mark

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Kora Kitchens Limited

Joined March 2019

The owner Ross Kerr says: “I have been a qualified builder in New Zealand and Australia for more than 30 years. I have built houses, renovated houses and worked on major construction projects. I have done many kitchens and now I am selling the best kitchens I have ever installed. Best in quality, best in price. I stand behind every kitchen I sell. No flat packs, no cheap thin joinery, no weak lam...

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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Gracious Living Property Maintenance

Joined July 2016

Small enough to listen...Big enough to deliver! With 25+ years experience in ALL aspects of home renovations repairs & maintenance. In Summer we seem to do a load of gardening & landscaping but it certainly does not scratch the surface of what we do e.g. - Interior & exterior painting of house walls, trimmings & window frames - Wooden window frame repairs - Wall & floor tiling - PVC gutters...

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