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Your Ultimate Lawn Comparison Guide

Posted 30/04/21

f you’re wondering what type of lawn to go for, we’ve got you covered. After reading this, you’ll know what type of lawn best suits your needs, budget and lifestyle. Plus you’ll get some practical lawn advice from one of our professional Landscapers who’s been in the trade for 25+ years

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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Engineered composite decking versus the tried and tested timber - which is better? Composite and Timber Decking Materials Whether you’re looking to repair an existing deck or start from scratch, consider the decking materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each othe

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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

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

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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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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

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

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Are You Considering Adding an Ensuite to Your Master Bedroom?

Posted 24/11/16

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

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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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

Sleek Splashback Completes Kitchen and Laundry Reno

After moving in, they realised time wasn’t so much of the essence. It was about enjoying the experience, and they’ve been chipping away at their renos for the past four years. Enter the most recent job: a sleek white tile splashback. The renovated kitchen was missing one thing: a splashback With 12 jobs done and dusted on Builderscrack, Daniel was confident he could find a professional to help him finish off the kitchen and laundry. “We did the kitchen a couple of years ago, and the plan was always to put a splashback in there,” Daniel says. “It was more of a finishing touch than a necessity at that time. “But when we renovated the laundry at the start of this year, we thought now’s the time to do them both.” As with most renos, the paradox of choice can make it hard to decide on the perfect finish. “So we went to a few tile places and actually took some free samples home to see what they’d look like. “My partner was unsure about tile choice afte

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

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how this Christchurch homeowner transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow. Walking up the long driveway draws out my anticipation of two things: seeing just how much the backyard has changed, and whether I got everyone's coffees right. As I reach the back of the house I’m given a warm welcome by homeowner Lex, and following inquisitively behind is his kitten Naki – in Māori meaning ‘to glide’, and in Ngāi Tahu dialect, ‘cat’. Naki jumps up onto the newly finished deck as if to begin the grand tour, and I’m amazed – what a transformation! It’s completely reinvented the look and feel of this space. It’s not long before Ashraf joins us – he’s the tradesperson who got the job done with his teammate Conor. And after a few minutes of seeing Lex and Ashraf talking, it’s clear as to why this job went so well; there’s a lot of respect here. Ready for the project rundown and eager to sip our coffees, we take a seat at the modern stone table (whic

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

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

It's an unconventional story about home reno, dating and travelling NZ. On a foggy Christchurch morning, Mary and Geoff are cosily seated in the living room of what once was a Ritchies school bus. Geoff gets up to welcome me through the manual folding door and I’m immediately greeted by the warmth from inside. The 11 metre vehicle is now home to Geoff, a luxury tour bus driver who has made it his mission to convert the 1986 Hino Blue Ribbon into a house bus fit for travel. The border closures have left Geoff without work, but he’s chosen to see the silver lining. From touring with bus loads of people to now just two, Geoff says with time on his side, he is most looking forward to the freedom. “Just the freedom to stop and explore,” Geoff says. Travelling with him is companion Mary, a retired teacher of 53 years and Vice President of the Christchurch North Community Patrol, who says it will be nice to have some peace and quiet on the road. “And yet I can still run t

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

ot an awkward space that can’t be solved with furniture? For Christchurch homeowners Simon and Chelsea, that space was the old dining room. They had ‘tried to make it work’ ever since they purchased their 1990 home four years ago. Enter: bench seating.  With the job now done and dusted, Simon explains to me over the phone just how awesome it’s been chilling out in their new space, sitting in the sun on weekends and sipping their morning coffee. As a fellow chilled out, sun-loving coffee drinker, I knew we had to capture those idyllic scenes for this story. So, our photographer Alana and I went round one Saturday morning with high hopes of two things: sunny weather, and their cat Elphie making an appearance. After a warm welcome, we walk through the kitchen where we’re graced by gorgeous natural light from the high-ceiling skylight, and the sweet smell of freshly brewed coffee. To appreciate the space as it is now, let’s take it back a step. The dining room, before a

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

t’s not every day you get to show off your crayons — at least that’s how three-year-old Quinn felt shortly after meeting the tradespeople plastering her living room. Quinn’s mother, Kate, tells me the crayons were just the start, and that Wayne and Ronan from Claddagh Plastering coped incredibly well with her daughter’s constant line of questioning while working. “She would walk up beside them and say ‘look at my carrots’, ‘I’ve got cucumber’, and ask them ‘do you want to be my friend?’,” Kate laughs. “Wayne was really good with her, he’d take time to say ‘oh wow, yes, wow look at that’ — I think he’s got young ones at home, so he was used to it. “She’d stand there and watch them work, mesmerised by the plaster being put on, it was very cute.” As Kate and I relish Quinn’s adorable toddler bravado, Kate lets me in on how they got to this point of renovating their home, and let’s just say, anyone with EQC experience will be able to relate. “We Could Start to Se

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

ulian and Lexie had one month, $5k and a straightforward plan to renovate their small bathroom. Let’s just say, if you like a good ‘down to the wire’ reno story, you’ll love this couple’s drama-filled journey from settlement to move in day. We’re talking budget blow-outs, schedule delays, on-the-spot decisions and eight scope changes. Yeah — total ‘Block’ vibes, right? Julian jokes that he had a couple of grey hairs come flying through at a rapid rate. “It was a significant, unforeseen scenario,” Julian says, alluding to the cause of the delays. This eventful Project Story will leave you with practical insights for your own bathroom renovation. You’ll discover: What to look out for in your pre-purchase building inspection How to manage scope and budget changes The full list of bathroom upgrades What they would do in hindsight (involves saving money!) Plus, the awesome before and after photos. Let’s get stuck into i

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Bathroom make over

Posted 4 months ago

New toilet and basin Pull bath tub out and put a new shower in Tile floor an walls

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Kitchen reno

Posted 6 months ago

Looking for a builder to come in and do a demolition of current kitchen. Regib some parts of the ceiling walls and beams Flooring - this would include pulling up the old flooring and install and levelling Plastering- Not really sure on cost as there is more work than I can show an likely to be pointed out and found

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Kitchen reno #2

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for someone that can gib fix, plaster and also do a bit of flooring to come in and prep all the walls and flooring for us to install our kitchen. We would do all relevant demolition prior to you coming in. Regib some parts of the ceiling walls and beams Flooring - this would include pulling up the old flooring and install and levelling Plastering We can supply all materials we just need someone to do the work. I have had a few builders opt to do the job and then it fall through a...

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Bathroom floor

Posted 11 months ago

Hi I'm asking on behalf just looking for someone to come look at my neighbours bathroom floor, water damaged need it removed and replaced

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Flat bathroom Renovation

Posted 11 months ago

We have a granny flat of main house that needs some updates to bathroom . Needing a wet area open shower , new vanity and toilet and general updating to accomodate for older family member.only a small area.

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Wetwall and ceiling installalation

Posted 1 week ago

Needing wetwall and ceiling installation a new vanity unit and a shower installation ASAP.

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Shower unit fitted

Posted 1 month ago

Need some concrete cut and shower unit fitted. Located just outside Kawerau.

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Broken shower

Posted 1 year ago

The shower handle broke in the shower and needs replacing. My kids shoved a knife in the part where the handle was and now it leaks aswell. Needs to be cheap.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Our bathroom is rather small and dated. Our toilet and bath is separate so we want to remove the wall between and make it one We want to rip the old bathtub out and replace with stand alone shower new vanity and new toilet. It is likely part of the floor will need replacing. But the entire space is probably 5 x 3 square. It is a small space. We need it done before winter.

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Structural beam insert

Posted 2 months ago

We wish to remove a small load bearing wall approx , we are opening up a bedroom & dining area to make a lounge & dining , need some finishing

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Bathroom Reno

Posted 1 month ago

Total bathroom gut apart from toilet okay where is, but want some plumbing renewed. Fill in front porch to make bathroom bigger, thinking the shower would go here. Time frame - soon please. Only bathroom, wouldn't want it to take too long

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Bathroom renovation and general property makeover

Posted 1 week ago

1) Bathroom, upgrade to disability shower. 2) Rear short deck and disability ramp, non-slip coating. 3) General inside house repair and decorating, staged, while inhabited. 4) Planning for costs for a number of other jobs, to be done if funds are sufficient. 5) Driveway and turning area - about 140 sq mt. 6) Cut-in and base for shed- previously posted. Needs proper costing. 7) Power to garage, upgrade switchboards, lighting- electrician. 8) New fence, 80m - 2 sides of property,...

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Install

Posted 1 year ago

Install shower have the kit

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Laundy/Kitchen/Bathroom

Posted 11 months ago

Looking for a free??? quote at this stage. Wanting to remodel laundry/kitchen which involves taking out a load bearing wall. Also renovating bathroom. I have seen free quotes on offer but not sure where to start. Need quote to apply for mortage top up.

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Bathroom installation and plumbing

Posted 10 months ago

We are hoping to renovate our bathroom in new house ! We will be replacing Bath shower and vanity . We maybe moving their locations In the room but likely to have a plumbing source but will need plumbing reworked. Will need help putting shower (frame /shower tray ) stand alone bath and all tap ware .

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Home Reno

Posted 11 months ago

Upgrade laundry, kitchen and toilet. Replace rotting floor boards and remove hot water cyclinder and chippy.

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Interior alterations

Posted 5 months ago

Alterations to kitchen, bathroom, shower room, replacement of doors, repair door frames, painting

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Convert to resident from commercial building

Posted 8 months ago

Hello I bought commercial building for using resident purpose. I met local council office last week. They advised me first find LBP or Assistant for processing my project. I need help someone

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Remove bath, rearrange, shower for low mobility use.

Posted 3 hours ago

I prefer hospital-style tiling, flexible hose-shower head, room for seating. room may be partly tiled plus vinyl. Replace bench sink top- now 40 years old. Keep the two tap layout. Repair or replace vanity unit-water damage. This can be relocated. Resurface and re-lay floor. Replace wall covering- It is Ceratone + wallpaper at present. Add extractor fan/light unit. Repaint or replace ceiling. -It is painted pinex board, really rough-looking. Add new mirror. Replace, relocate...

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Finishing house renovations

Posted 1 year ago

I have new windows coming and need some framing done to enable the change in size of the windows. Take a window and door out reframe and install outside and inside coverings . Frame up new area after internal brick fireplace taken out, and refloor the gap in the floor from this. 7 internal new doors to be hung and new hardware installed. 2 barns to be hung. Plus a few other small jobs to completed the house renovations.

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Moss onsite

Joined January 2020

Looking for a handyman to help with your small projects or extra hands to for your company? My name is Claudemir Moss, I have over 10 years of experience with joinery. My specialties are joinery, interior, exterior, and roofing painting, airless paint sprayer, fixing dents & holes in walls, building shelves on walls, install wooden doors and frames. In addition, I can help with rubbish rem...

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QS Consult NZ

Joined February 2019

Quantity Surveyor - Project Cost Estimates - Schedule of Quantities - Take-Off - Microsoft Project Programming. Registered MNZIQS - Sole Trader Consultant - Reasonable Rates .

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THE TILE LAYER

Joined August 2011

floor and wall tile layer, water proofing in all and any wet areas, over 20 years experience in residential and commercial tiling, stone, ceramic, mosaic, design and lay, i have done some building, plastering and painting, most general handyman stuff, welding most things like fences and trailers, look at my web sites please. ... ...... ...

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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Bay of Plenty Joinery

Joined June 2020

We are a small business located in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty. Servicing from Taupo right through to the Auckland region. No job is to little or to hard. Send us a text, email or phone call and we would be more than happy to help.

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Outdoor Solutions

Joined May 2021

Outdoor Solutions is a family owned business in Tauranga. We understand the importance of professional customer service, quality workmanship and outstanding value for money. We are reliable champions of our trade. We strive for excellence and love adding value to properties. Looking to add a special finishing touch to your home? Our quality, experience and attention to detail shows in eve...

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Acorn creations

Joined May 2011

Hi am a qualified tradesman with guys we make a great team we can do all the joinery & renovation work,bathroom renovations that you need done email us today we pride ourselves on providing competive quotes and the completing them on budget

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Awesum Maintenance Services

Joined October 2019

We have many years experience of Property Maintenance and Renovations both domestic and Commercial. Each job is treated as though its our own. We are fully insured and all work is guaranteed. We work hard to satisfy our customers needs and understand timelines.

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BOLD Landscape Design and Construction

Joined September 2011

Over 30 years landscape design and construction experience. From a simple fence to a full residential contract. Happy to simply provide a concept plan with estimates on costs of work required, right through the finished product. Excellent portfolio can be provided upon request - ...

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Stride Builders Limited

Joined October 2019

At Stride builders we pride ourselves on doing our best and quality work every time, no matter how big or small the job. We go the extra mile to provide great service to our customers. With great craftsmanship we ensure to put a lot of focus, sweat and pride into all our projects.

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Riley construction services

Joined February 2021

Riley Construction Services is a family owned business and family driven at all times. We take pride in our work and do everything with passion dignity and fairness. We do from anything in the construction industry to home renovations and landscaping, with over 15 years experience in these fields we are now awaiting your call. So why wait leave the work to us and relax

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JDC Contracting Bop

Joined June 2020

Hi , At JDC Contracting We Specialize in New Aluminium Windows & Doors, Aluminium joinery Replacements/Maintenance , Retro fitting of New Double Glazing , Small Building Jobs , Renovations , Decks , Deck Repairs , Fences , with 20 years in the building Industry We are very professional and work hard to deliver the best quality workman ship on time and within budget , there's no job to big or to sm...

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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates specialise in roof leak repair, Skylite change out. Chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning & repair. Moss treatments of roofs, concrete & paths. Detergent house washing & fly & spider treatment. Landscaping, tree trimming and all those jobs you don't want to do. Any questions please contact us through builders crack. Kind regards Steve.

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True Tiling Services

Joined September 2020

Professional Tiler with seven years experience in interior and exterior tiling. Working at various sites has provided me with exceptional knowledge of preparing surfaces for wall and floor tiling, waterptoofing, laying tiles and installing sanitary equipment. Focused and hardworking. Able to troubleshoot complex problems and get the job done. Also worked as a carpenter for 3 years and as a tool g...

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Jpricebuilders

Joined April 2017

I am a licensed carpenter with over 10 years experience doing renovation and residential building work. I'm professional and will do my best to make your job big or small easy at a competitive price. Give me a call

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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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Cam tukua

Joined January 2019

Hi I am a fully qualified builder and have been building new builds and renovations for the last 10 years. Always completed on time on budget to high quality workmanship.

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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Diack Homes Ltd

Joined March 2021

Hi there. Diack Homes is family owned and operated building company in the Bay on Plenty that build with Integrity. "WE DO WHAT WE SAY" We specialise in New Builds and Renovations. We take care of everything to do with he build from start to finish and offer UNBEATABLE guarantees for the service we provide!

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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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