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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

Dormer expansion

Posted 1 month ago

To double or triple the size of the present dormers.the 2 outside dormers only. not to make the rooms larger just to remove the 2 current ones and to build new ones in their place that is in keeping with same design but are 2 or 3 times the size of the ones now to make better views and to open up the living areas.

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Single toilet to become bathroom/washouse

Posted 1 month ago

Single toilet with dreams of moving an internal (been told non load bearing ) out to create enough space to fit a box shower and washing machine and dryer. Once completed pending costs have another bathroom (main bathroom) which im happy to gut. But will need full wall lining and permit for a toilet to be added we plan to ditch the shower over bath and add a box shower and toilet in the old baths place.

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Bathroom/ Laundry Renovation

Posted 6 days ago

We are wanting to replace our bath with a new shower, and old vanity with a wall hanging vanity. Get new flooring etc In order for the shower to fit nicely we are wanting our Laundry to be made smaller as don't need the space in there. So we can extend the Bathroom out for the new shower to fit properly (900mm) Much easier to explain if coming into give a quote.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking for someone to come and give us some ideas and put together pricing for a new bathroom.

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Student Flat Bathroom Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to get a bathroom redone in a student flat. Not looking to go over the top with the renovation but looking at a full redo all existing fittings i.e. shower.

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Pine Hill Small Bathroom Reno

Posted 1 month ago

Small Bathroom Reno, replacing shower (acrylic unit), toilet, wall and ceiling plasterboard linings only. We're going to do as much demo and prep work as we can (including removing existing linings). Looking for a builder to assess exposed existing timber framing and floor condition for any rot - making good. Installing plasterboard walls and ceiling linings - around existing sink which is (hopefully) staying in place. Old brick state house, small bathroom is 2400 x 1800mm, 2400mm high. Cli...

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Make a garage an office

Posted 1 week ago

Needing some assistance lining, dry walling and fitting electrics to a small garage to make it a viable home office.

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Small bathroom full renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Remove everything in bathroom. Drop hot water cylinder under the house. Install new sliding door where door and cylinder are. New wet floor shower. New vanity/basin. New toilet. New window and ventilation Bathroom measures 2265 x 1800 Not interested in tiles, would like to discuss other floor options. 1 image showing an idea of what I am looking to achieve.

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Kitchen alterations

Posted 1 month ago

Need to move an external door by about 30cm, build an internal wall for pantry, remove an old kitchen and possibly raise a section of floor. We are getting a new kitchen and we just need a couple of alterations

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Refit

Posted 1 week ago

Removal of bath, replace with new shower, vanity and toilet, fit new cavity slider, and small amount of vinyl plank flooring (full size of area of bathroom is 1950 x 1680

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Bathroom bath and floor repair

Posted 3 weeks ago

Recently renovated bathroom 5 years ago but unfotunately, bath unit has ongoing leak and floor is not water proof. Rotten floor over the last couple years. A hole was created by flatmate this week... Planning to resurface floor +/- waterproofing pending on cost as well as re-installing a new shower

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Urgent Villa repairs for rental property

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking for someone to undertake some final work needed to ready our villa home for renting. Will need to be able to complete the work in a timely manner so the property can be rented as soon as possible. Works includes: - Repair bedroom window - Install Novocore click flooring (... in toilet (supplied) - Install wall hung vanity in toilet (supplied) - Complete installation of fibre board lining under veranda

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Replacing shower over bath, new wall lining, probably new bath, and glass door/splash barrier, and new shower fittings. Bathroom also needs some replastering/repairing of cracks on the walls (plastered over brick), and the ceiling sanded and painted. Also interested to get quotes for new extraction fan and heated towel rail installation.

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Cabinet refit and finishing

Posted 1 month ago

Kitchen cabinetry underbench needs completion - second hand units re-configured under a new benchtop. Finishing and fixing

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Bathroom Upgrade

Posted 4 days ago

I'm wanting to replace the bathroom vanity and toilet (same position). Leave the bath in position, but swap the tapware and the over bath shower head to a slide shower. Window frame needs one side replacing and new waterproof wall lining on the side of the bath. Lift up the tile floor ready for new vinyl to be laid. Needing this done as soon as possible please.

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Builder needed for bathroom renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

G'day, I'm looking for a builder for our bathroom renovation in Portobello. I want to get it done over the next school holidays 10th - 25th of July (but am realistic on timeframes) while my young family bar me can be out the house. General gist of the job is modernising the bathroom so structure will largely remain the same, I'm half expecting a few surprises as I don't believe the bathroom is sealed very well as it currently is. I've got a sparky & plumber lined up for those dates...

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Coving and skirting

Posted 1 month ago

I need coving and skirting put in my bathroom and new second toilet. Architraves around doors. Also I need to have something made to go around my bath to make it water tight.

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Bathroom Renovation- Tiler

Posted 1 month ago

We are on the hunt for a Tiler. We are getting our bathroom renovated fully, with having marble tiles (600mm x 300mm) through out the bathroom to the ceiling. The bathroom is fairly small, and we also have the tiles. Just looking for a reasonable tiler who could do the job ASAP. We had a tiler but is not available at the moment. Many thanks, Nandini

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Converting wash house into a bathroom

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a wash room that has a toilet and it is large enough to be a bathroom. We would like a draftsman to draw up some plans for us.

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Bathroom Reno

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for quotes to renovate our bathroom. Wanting to remove a wall between bathroom and toilet room and replace walls, flooring and fixtures. Looking at possibly start of 2022 for reno

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 193,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replace boxing around bath

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Minor internal works

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Maryhill Reno Help

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor repair and shower removal and installation of new shower

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fit shower over bath

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

James Sunderland

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace bath and shower with standalone shower

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

20th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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Archemics Design

Joined April 2019

Archemics Design is an architectural design, structural engineering and interiors studio based in Auckland. We provide design services from pre design briefing, concept design through to full building drawings and documentation and consents. We have worked on both residential and commercial projects in New Zealand that form the basis of our industry knowledge. With a design focused env...

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Calder interior plastering ltd

Joined October 2016

We are a gib fixing and stopping company with plenty of experience dealing with little renos right through to big commercial and high end housing. We provide a service which is very efficient and professional and at very competitive rates so Give me a call and I can sort what ever job you need done. Also have architect and builders available if needed. Cheers Hayden Calder Cell ...

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J P Simpson LTD

Joined November 2020

Hi there, we've been building for 6 years doing mainly new builds, pole sheds, renovations and the odd small job from garden sheds to fitting out a shipping containers. We pride ourselves on seeing the job through and taking pride in our workmanship.

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DCR Building Services Ltd

Joined July 2011

Im a Licensed builder in Queenstown , i have been building for 16 years specializing in new homes and anything below, i.e fences, alterations, decks, re-clads etc. I strive for perfection and getting the job done right the first time while being done quickly. I treat every job i do as if its for myself in my own home so i would want it done to perfection.

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SB 2 Build ltd

Joined January 2017

Together we have been in the building trade for over 25 years. Sam is our registered licenced building practitioner and have experience in new builds, renovations, alterations and extensions as well as fencing, decks and all scopes of concrete works.We deliver a high quality end product and pride ourselves on keeping within budget and time frames! Additionally we have access to a wide range of su...

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Dunedin City Contracting

Joined February 2017

We are a large firm specializing all all aspects of property maintenance and construction. We employ qualified Builders, Electricians and interior decorators. We Also do landscaping and excavation. Basically anything related to domestic or commercial properties. We make it easy having all trades in house for project management, no need to try and coordinate tradesmen from multiple businesses as we...

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are Nu Vista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you and understand what you want so that we can de...

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Matts Handyman & Glass Services

Joined January 2021

Hi, I’m a one man band that can do building work, joinery, plumbing, glazing etc. Just ask! I’m also a fully qualified glazier. I’m a hard working perfectionist who is very professional and driven to do a great job.

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TFB Contracting

Joined February 2021

Can repile, relevel houses, retrofit and renovate, plumbing and even reroute pre existing pipes, electrical issues, not a problem. Very professional, no communication issues, I pride myself and am very attentive, small jobs, big jobs am happy to help

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Sammys

Joined February 2017

I’ve been working in the Dunedin building industry for the past 16 years. I am highly motivated and have a wide ranging skill set in many areas of construction. I specialise in small to medium sized residential construction jobs. General building and carpentry, Repairs and maintenance, Renovations, Fences, Paths, Landscaping, Painting and much more. Anything from replacing a letterbox to a full ki...

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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello, Certified drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 15 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage. Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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Nzl holzbau services limited

Joined August 2018

Hi, im a qualified chippy whos built for 10 years, 5 years germany 5 years nzl, i have a lot of pride in my work and will engage with you the client thoughout the entire job process. I build to code and to a great german standard at afforable rates

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

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

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Painting and plasterboard stopping service

Joined November 2016

Steve Stewart has 40 years experience in the trade Steve and his team of qualified Tradesman work to the highest standards, to bring you a Professional Quality finish We specialise in New Housing,Re paints,Wallpapering,Spray Painting and Gib Stopping See our Website: www. ... .nz

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Top 2 renovation

Joined January 2021

We are a small team doing residential renovation and property maintenance work in Dunedin. We value quality whilst engaging with the needs of the client. We work with numerous property investors and home owners to make their properties a better place.

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EarthWood Carpentry Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, I've been building for the last 6 years and have recently started my own business. Currently, I'm focussing on bespoke projects with an interest in bringing out the natural beauty of timber and providing a fine finish at a competitive price and timeframe.

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Effective Property Solutions

Joined July 2019

We Specialise in Painting , Decorating and Maintenence Services We offer Personalised Solutions to match your Specific property requirents along with a Prompt , Friendly and Professional Service all at Competitive Prices. Make contact today and we would love to help assist you complete all your requirements and work with you so as to make sure its all a smooth , straight foward , stress fr...

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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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Woodfort Construction

Joined November 2020

Hi ... We specialise in everything from Maintenance and small Renovations, to new home builds. We have a very experienced crew with a broad range of skills and experience. We also have out own earth moving equipment suitable for smaller projects...perfect for those landscaping projects.

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