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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.

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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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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Your Ultimate Lawn Comparison Guide

Posted 30/04/21

If you’re wondering what type of lawn to go for, we’ve got you covered. Know what type of lawn best suits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

Sleek Splashback Completes Kitchen and Laundry Reno

Read about a sleek splashback project for a kitchen and laundry with one of our tradies. Also get advice for your next tiling work.

Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A homeowner shares how a tradie from Builderscrack helped her update the colour of her metal garage door from bland blue to striking ebony.

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.

Living the Dream: Geoff Converted This '86 School Bus Into a Home-on-Wheels

While waiting for the tours to resume from border closures, Geoff prepares for a trip of a lifetime aboard his home-on-wheels.

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 renovating. Check out how they did it.

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.

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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

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

Kitchen Renovation

Posted 1 week ago

Replace existing kitchen with new units, bench top with elements set in, new oven, new range hood and new window.

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Garage and Kitchen Renovation

Posted 1 day ago

Need someone who can do renovation for Garage and kitchen as well.

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Basic bathroom reno

Posted 1 week ago

This bathroom is pretty much original 70s and needs to revamped. But I need to keep it simple, and don't mind getting fixtures from trade depot kind of stuff. Still need a registered person though. What would be the cost of getting this updated? No time frame, but obviously need to keep to a quote. Was just repainted through EQC if that matters

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Replacement of bathroom vanity

Posted 1 week ago

I would like to replace this dated vanity unit with a modern one. There will be plumbing involved but in addition I require advice on what unit is suitable to purchase and would work in the space.

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Small bathroom renovation

Posted 6 days ago

Remove vanity (being replaced with more modern version) Remove bath (Not being replace) Remove shower (panels, not form). Being replace by tiles, which is described) Reroute cold/hot pipes to adjacent wall Build in 'cubby' on wall. (Not sure if this is the right term) Waterproof and prepare walls in shower for tiling Prepare floor for tiling* (flooring to be confirmed). Install glass frame Install and vanity and connect to water supply and waste. Replace extraction fan House was built...

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Bathroom renovation plumbing

Posted 1 week ago

Im looking at renovating our small bathroom. I plan on installing a new shower and vanity and changing the bath tap. I would be able to do the demo work and most of the installation myself, but would need a plumber for changing the shower plumbing from the right side wall of the shower to the left side. This is because that wall will be removed to make room for a glass wall. I would also need them to come back a few days later to install the mixer/shower head/drain as well as the vanity...

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Face lift

Posted 6 days ago

The shower lining is starting to fall off at the bottom, what ever i do there will reflect how far it goes.

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Family Bathroom

Posted 1 week ago

I am looking for a builder to convert a bedroom into a bathroom in a 1930's property.

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Replace bathroom floor

Posted 1 week ago

Bathroom floor needs replacing in 1880's cottage. Not original floor but chip board that has got wet and disintegrated. Needs to be replaced with a couple of sheets of ply. Can source or tradie can supply. Apprx area 1.5 x 2m

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Removal of shower

Posted 6 days ago

We are looking to 1. Get our shower removed from our bathroom 2. Have the bathroom floor lino replaced

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Bathroom reno x2

Posted 6 days ago

Building work associated with 2 bathroom renovations. Two showers are being replaced, with one being replaced with a shower over bath. Installation of Beyond Tiles wall panels in wet areas. Removal of current vinyl tile flooring and prep for new floor.

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KIRKWOOD Kitchen

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking at giving our kitchen a new look. The bones are there. New cupboard doors ,new bench tops and upgrading stove and bench top removing the dual dish drawer replace with single unit.

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Remove interior wall

Posted 12 hours ago

Remove wall between kitchen and lounge in 1950s house. The wall currently has hot water cylinder and old wetback system from previous fireplace. Will be converting to gas hot water. Also would like quote to remove interior door.

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Remove bath and install shower

Posted 1 week ago

Rental property. Needs bath removed, install new shower and get increased pressure

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Kitchen tidy up and splashback

Posted 1 week ago

1. Cut out cupboard to increase fridge space and finish off wall 2. Pantry has been created out of blocked off passageway - don't need new cabinetry necessarily but just tidied up with proper shelving and tidy up wall finishing 3. Glass splashback installed

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Bathroom reno #2

Posted 1 day ago

remove current structures, bath, vanity, shower. current tiling, lino. Add new bath, shower, vanity. Add a space in the wall for shower products. I already have an electricial, a tiler and a plumber so looking just for a builder at this stage to gut everything out and add new products and create the space in the wall. Preferably would like this to be done over 2 weekends at the latest if this is even do-able. The bathroom is very small and so im thinking a wet room type style. The shower w...

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Renovate toilet in house

Posted 1 week ago

We have a toilet in house in ground floor and just want basic renovate toilet.

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Renovation of a house

Posted 2 days ago

Open up walls for a lounge, divide up kitchen and add a new bathroom. Existing bathroom will become ensuite, lounge will become main bedroom so build a wardrobe in that room also.

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Bathroom/Toilet repair/finish

Posted 1 week ago

My bathroom and toilet was recently renovated but the builder will not return my calls and messages. There are things that I would like finished off. The sink in the toilet has a pipe and wall behind it which is not painted or covered up and there is a gap behind the door in the bathroom between tiles and floor that needs attention. Also the paint and wall next to the bath and the sealant is bubbling and cracking off the wall. I wondered if someone could help me?

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Master bedroom

Posted 14 hours ago

Convert my double garage to a master bed with ensuite

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 206,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bathroom and Toilet renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

kitchen Cabinet installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Guest bathroom

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

12th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Ceiling Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

20th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Justin Peters

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Removal of existing kitchen to make space for a new one to come in.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

upgrade shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower replacement installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

rangehood and gashob replacement

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

I need a door to be moved.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Modular Redo of kitchen and deck built

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install internal wall and shelving

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

2nd August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

kitchen install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th June 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

Bathroom Renovation/Design

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

1st June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

up grade bathroom,tidy cupboards in kitchen& Hall

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

23rd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Open Fireplace removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Remove and install 3 x vanities

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

31st May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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R W Steele Builders Ltd

Joined September 2010

We are a 50 year old family business. Work undertaken is of a professional standard. We believe customer satisfaction is the utmost, wtih immense attention being paid to detail. A high level of communication is necessary. All types of work are undertaken, whether this be a new home, alterations or additions to existing homes, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, decks and pergolas. We have the ab...

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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts of Joinery, building and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminium windows and doors, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, sliding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrades, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do yo...

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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 WBH operates with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality and ef...

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Mitre Ben Construction Limited

Joined March 2016

Hi My name is Ben, and I run a small carpentry business servicing Canterbury and beyond. We specialise in new builds, renovations & hard landscaping I am happy to come to you and discuss what you are needing done, at a time that suits you. I am a Licenced Building Practitioner as well as being a Qualified Carpenter. Thanks for taking the time to check us out, Ben Powley

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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 20 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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Just Call Graham

Joined February 2020

Local tradesman based in Kaiapoi. No job too small. I specialise in recycling materials (particularly timber for fencing). This saves you money and the environment. I can plaster, paint and tile- this also keeps the cost down for you. I have been working the painting and decorating business for about ten years so there's not much I don't know about plastering and painting, interior and exteri...

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Limitless Property Services

Joined December 2019

Hi there, Dan, owner operator of Limitless Property Services. Currently providing the Canterbury region with complete building and landscaping works. -Qualified LBP builder (Licensed Building Practitioner accredited) with over 15 years experience in carpentry. -Skilled excavator operator with over 3 years experience in landscaping and heavy civil works. With our own truck, digger and bu...

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PS Civil Limited

Joined October 2021

Professional with over 15 years experience and a can-do attitude. I uphold personal satisfaction and dignity in completing every job to the highest standard whether a $100 job or a tiny portion in a $100M contract. A long list of tickets, competencies and licenses to be compliant in any worksite.

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Kharl Tiling and Contracting Services

Joined March 2015

Kharl Tiling and Contracting Services is duly operated within Christchurch and neighbouring town. Specialising in commercial, residential and Architectural tiling. NZQF Level 4 (BCITO) Floor and Wall Qualified tiler and certified waterproofer on board. Very professional and work hard to meet deadlines set by a client to the highest standard. I always providing competitive quotes according to the c...

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C Whall Construction

Joined September 2010

hi, i'm a qualified licensed builder who has been self employed for the last ten years doing smaller jobs right up to renovations an extensions. work well with the client to achieve a professional finish an on time an budget.

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More Than Handy

Joined July 2020

More Than Handy is a privately owned property maintenance and joinery business based in Christchurch and servicing the wider Canterbury region. Our high standards, professionalism and Workmanship Guarantees ensure our clients are 100% satisfied with our work from quote to sign off. From cutting a stray branch and hanging a door to shop fit-outs and kitchens, we have you covered.

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Daniel

Joined March 2019

Hi, I have been in the construction industry more than 30 years.I am specialise in renovations and new builds, decks and fence.I am a LBP as well. Nice to meet you and give quotes and we can work from there. Cheers Daniel

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Madera Woodwork

Joined May 2021

Joiner/ Furniture maker, with over 25 years experience, offers a high standard of various services. Kitchen: for a fresh look replace doors, drawer fronts + all the necessary hardware, alter cabinet to suit new appliances, change counter tops and paint existing panels and walls. I also have grate experience making stairs and balustrade's in all shapes

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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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Ameribuild

Joined January 2019

Ameribuild supplies affordable, top quality windows and doors nationwide! Once you’ve decided on a material and style for your windows and doors, simply complete our online quote form and we’ll get back to you with a detailed quote. We work with a range of qualified builders throughout New Zealand to measure and install joinery, no matter where you are. Our no-pressure sales approach lets you get...

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R P D Construction

Joined November 2016

HI I have been building for the past 20 years and have experience in new builds, renovations, home extensions, decks, roofing, fences. I have high standards and offer a great service.

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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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Earthborne Builders

Joined January 2018

Hello there, glad you have taken the time to read our information, We specialise in renovations, decks, pergolas, new builds, and of course no job is to small, We believe its the little things that count. My team are professional, qualified builders who love what they do, not to mention we are Certified and Master Builders and licensed building practitioners, for your peace of mind But most...

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A D White Builders ltd

Joined August 2016

Registered Master Builder with over 15 years in the trade. Quality and accountability comes standard with no job too small and I'll work in with clients to ensure that work gets completed on budget and on time. I specialise in renovations / additions and maintainance. I can take care of the project management or work in with clients and their projects as needed.

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PJR Construction

Joined August 2019

Fully qualified and licensed builder with 16+ years experience. Spent the last 5 years specializing in cladding and window installation. Happy to take on any building work and have many contacts for other tradies if needed. Hit me up for a quote. I will do my best to keep it reasonable.

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