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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

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

Making a shower

Posted 2 weeks ago

making a shower in a toilet and a laundry

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are planning to do a bathroom renovation on our ensuite. I would like to consider new design and options to give our bathroom a new look.

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Bath renovation Bishopdale, Christchurch

Posted 1 week ago

Hi I have am old bath. I would like to remove bath tub, vanity and shower and get new shower and vanity along with a toilet seat instead of bath tub. Prefer tiled floor The size is 1800 by 2400

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Reno/remodel

Posted 1 day ago

Complete bathroom remodel

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Minor kitchen cabinet refresh

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are looking at painting/spray the kitchen cabinets white. Pictures attached.

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Remove bath tub and install shower

Posted 5 days ago

Bath tub to be removed and install shower in that place

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2 Bathroom Reno

Posted 3 days ago

Notes. 1995 house with concrete floor. Bathroom 1. Full renovation. Replace shower cubicle with walk in shower. Removal and decommission bathtub. Replace sink and vanity. Replace toilet. Install extraction. Build storage. Re-tile and paint. Bathroom 2. Replace shower cubicle with new. Replace sink and vanity. Replace toilet. Install extraction. Re-tile and paint. Looking for quotes. Work to commence as soon as practical.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 day ago

Replace shower, bath, vanity & heated towel rail. We’re thinking of purchasing shower, bath & vanity from Bunnings. The house does not warrant expensive bathroom ware. The bathroom is very small. Plastering, painting & tiling would also be necessary.

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Wall

Posted 1 day ago

to remove a low bearing wall between kitchen and lounge

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Sleepout renovation

Posted 6 hours ago

I’m looking for someone to help me with a small renovation job to put 4 units (to be used as a Cattery) into our sleepout which is attached to our garage, plus an outside fully enclosed area that each unit can access so they each have their own secure outdoor area looking into the backyard. The pictures are just a broad indication of what I’m thinking it could look like.

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Blenheim road

Posted 1 week ago

Kitchen renovation and toilet shower as well

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Bathroom

Posted 1 week ago

Hello we are putting in a new bathroom from scratch.So need somebody that can do the lot including waterproofing and tiling. The room is stripped out now and ready

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Remove mirror

Posted 1 week ago

I have attempted to remove the mirror myself in the bathroom above sink. But it will not come unstuck. Really need it done today or tomorrow am as painters are coming. Probably just needs some strength.

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Full bathroom renovatiom

Posted 4 days ago

Require, removal/reinstall of shower to shower over bath, vanity, toilet and building work(reconfiguring walls to fit bath), tiling and waterproofing as well as some electrical work lights and fan etc

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Plumber and Taking out old Kitchen

Posted 6 days ago

I need my old kitchen cabinets removed, and the electrics and water dealt with also.

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Conservatory

Posted 2 weeks ago

new conservatory built on decking. approximately 6 metres x 4 metres

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Laundry repairs for new washtub

Posted 4 days ago

Old washtub removed by plumber (to replace new tub next Thursday) requiring replaement of small piece of gib as well as repairs to floor ?small amount of concrete perhaps? Painting over gib, possible small tile replaced.

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Bathroom Ceiling Replacement

Posted 1 week ago

We have a black mold issue in our bathroom. Would like suggestions on how to fix it - looking to have either ceiling replaced and painted or false ceiling put in (see photos). Also will be arranging Extractor Fan installation to reduce future moisture issues. Bathroom size is 2.6m length x 1.6m width approx.

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Rental Repairs

Posted 1 day ago

Sound 1930's home: Access for 1 week, 2nd toilet available to tenants. Bathroom approx 2.2m x 1.8m Long term water damage from under shower. Remove shower, vanity, toilet. Replace floor, some joists, and other sub floor work ? Dry out , clean, etc . Have the new shower 900mm x750mm x 900mm .

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Shower replacement

Posted 1 week ago

hi looking for a standard mains shower unit replaced please has leaked i have an account with Reece plumbing or you can provide i would like full unit and shower head etc.. replaced also wall relined because of damage also next door my header tank i think needs replacing valve or something easy access have steps in ceiling water leaks form overflow pipe outside

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 201,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Kitchen Reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fireplace removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New bath and shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower box replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th April 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 Cabinet installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th July 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

Remove and install 3 x vanities

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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 Vanity Installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Home repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gib repair and Plaster

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Renovation/Design

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

1st June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

rangehood and gashob replacement

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Up grade our en-suite and Guest toilet

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

6th May 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Guest bathroom

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

12th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

31st May 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

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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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FIRTH HOMES LTD

Joined August 2013

Building, Renovating, Landscaping and Project management. Over 18 years experience. We have simple, practical solutions that are affordable with a 10 year guaranteed quality finish. Work with clients to meet there fixed budgets. Assist with specific requirements, advice and direction from concept and design to completion. All work performed or supervised by licensed Tradesmen. H...

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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FM Construction NZ Limited

Joined March 2021

Hi all! I am a local LBP builder with 10+ years experience. I am capable of any size job big or small. I take pride in working hard and efficiently and I complete all work to a high standard, ensuring that my clients are happy throughout the process. I am happy to provide advice on renovation ideas and mostly have experience in the following areas: - New builds - Renovations - Foundations inc...

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Fix It Fox Handyman Services

Joined December 2020

No Job Too Small. Hands on Engineer. I have built a broad spectrum of residential and engineering items. I have a full suite of skills - fabrication, building, roofing, plumbing, drainage, electrical etc ie classical handyman who does well in all trades. Good tool base. Multiple trailers. Can cart 9m lengths. Engineers built the world.

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JSL builders

Joined November 2015

Hi there I've been building for many years and really enjoy it. I build new houses to renovations and small basic jobs. I like what I do and I take care in my work. I aim to maintain a good working relationship with the client and pride myself with communication to see the job runs smoothly and to the clients satisfaction.

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Ross Coutts Holdings

Joined March 2018

Hi I have been in business in Christchurch for 32 years in the building /tiling industry I am a qualified carpenter and specialise in bathroom renovations.All small to medium repair work welcome, I take pride in what I do and work to a high standard, I can work to any budget to deliver what my customers require.

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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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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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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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St Joseph Carpentry

Joined February 2021

Specializing in alterations, renovations and extensions, we also do small carpentry jobs from time to time. A background in architectural new builds and restoration of heritage Canterbury homesteads. •Renovations •Extensions •New builds •Decks and Fences •Landscaping

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Hamish Warren Carpentry and Joinery

Joined September 2019

Over 42 years time served with in the building industry, offering made to measure projects, refurbishment and general maintenance, competitive quotes with a happy meet and greet to bring your ideas from plan to finish. NZCB Member.

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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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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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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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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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Canterbury Renovations Ltd

Joined September 2014

Hi there we are a team of skilled qualified professionals with over 30 yrs experience in the building industry specializing in renovations and alterations. We can organize all areas of your project including any sub trades that you may need (painters,plumbers,sparky etc) Insurance work, EQC repairs,decks,renovations are new builds we can make it right. Members of Certified Builders Association

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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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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts of 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, siding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrade, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do you need a ca...

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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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Nick Brown

Joined August 2020

I am a qualified builder with experience acting as a foreman and also project managing high end residential apartments. I am a perfectionist and pride myself on good quality workmanship. If you have tight timeframes I am available on short notice and I am willing to put in the hours to get the job done.

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