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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 [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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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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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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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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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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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. Ext

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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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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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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.

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

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

Recent jobs posted

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

Internal wall to create new bedroom

Posted 1 month ago

We have a large room that is currently being used as a playroom. We would like to build a wall down the middle to split it into 2 rooms with a sliding door. At the same time we want to add insulation to one of the walls, the other 3 walls are insulated.

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Kitchen/Lounge renovation

Posted 2 months ago

Remove one outer door and one window (replace with wall/cladding). Fit either French door or ranch slider where a window currently is. Remove two internal walls. Replace ceiling in kitchen/lounge to make continuous once walls have been removed. Need this work done before new kitchen can be installed. Need quote ASAP so I can get total cost for project.

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Replace benchtop

Posted 1 month ago

Supply and install new benchtop

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Renovate old bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

Replacement of shower, toilet bowl and sink. Old carpet on the floor will be replaced with vinyl.

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Pipe relocation

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need the outside waste pipe to the kitchen sink relocated as it's too high where it is.

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Handy man

Posted 2 months ago

Fit nova light on pagoda , also fit microwave on shelf

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Shower replacement

Posted 1 month ago

I need a new shower put in. it would be good if it could be done in the next few weeks My phone number is ...

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Bathroom reno

Posted 2 months ago

Two bathrooms: Family and ensuite. At this stage we envisage sourcing the new fittings ourselves but could be convinced otherwise by an excellent quote for supply. Family bathroom: Replace bath with shower over with a similar bath, wall lining and shower. Plumb in new vanity and new toilet. There is known water damage behind the shower - water is leaking behind the shower dial - so some gib will need replacing before fitting new shower lining. There is a concrete floor and existing floori...

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Fleming road

Posted 2 months ago

re build of a property half burnt. floor plan of approx. 300 square mtrs

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James st Reno plumber wanted

Posted 2 months ago

Need a plumber to work with for a full interior reno including a bathroom and a kitchen.

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Make our dream come true

Posted 1 month ago

2 x ranchslider reinstall as per our consent 2 x windows reinstall as per consent Recladding External wall re-gibbing to GS 1 1 window to be taken out and re jammed and re-instated I do have drawn up plans I can send you

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Renovations - new bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

Old existing bathroom removed and new one installed - shower, vanity toilet, vinyl flooring, and wall finishing. May involve putting up a new wall or pulling down an existing one. Needs to be done before May.

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Home renovation

Posted 2 months ago

I would like take off the wall between kitchen and lounge to make open kitchen/lounge. Combine two bed rooms to one with walk in wardrobe. Toilet need to be changed and need conservatory done as well. It is 2 storey house(ground floor is garage) built in late 1950.

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Whole house renovation

Posted 2 months ago

Our home is an old house, needs lots of work, we are looking at a full renovation of our whole house.... we are thinking about changing some structural structures, adding a new kitchen, bathroom, laundry.. we need to re-roof, insulate, gib/plaster, paint and probably a few more things.. we would like someone to help with the direction of the project maybe a builder constructor that has experience in project management.. and that can help guide us through this renovation project.

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New bathroom in old Laundry

Posted 2 months ago

I would like to find a plumber to carry out the installation of a bathroom in what is currently a downstairs laundry. The draftsman's plans have been submitted to council earlier this month so hopefully get the go ahead very shortly. Need a registered plumber and drainslayer to compleet this work.

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Dare to dream

Posted 2 months ago

2 x ranchslider reinstall as per our consent 2 x windows reinstall as per consent Recladding External wall re-gibbing to GS 1 1 window to be taken out and re jammed and re-instated I do have drawn up plans I can send you

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Replace vanity top

Posted 2 months ago

Remove old vanity top (keep base) and install new one with tap

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Small Bathroom - Remove and Renovate, Glenholme, Rotorua

Posted 1 month ago

Renovate to update old bathroom: 1. Strip bathroom of wall linings, Ceiling linings, vanity & bath 2. Remove floor as soft in places. Frame out perimeter of bathroom floor. 3. Fit new H3.2 Plywood on to walls and ceiling. 4. Fit new insulation to walls & ceiling. Fit new aqualine gib. 5. Fit new lining/tile/hardiglaze smooth to shower walls & ceilings for wet area 6. Painting of walls away from bath/shower Plumber to do following separately: 1. Plumbing re-piped & new waste installed...

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Two bathrooms renovated

Posted 2 months ago

Renovation of two bathrooms

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Gas Plumber Required

Posted 1 month ago

Needing gas hob installed and plumbing upgraded to take dishwasher.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 159,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bathtub rehab

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

new ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Shower/Floor repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th December 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Bach Renovation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Western Heights Damage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hang Extractor Fan and stud

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2020

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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Blair building

Joined March 2015

hi,weve been building new homes for thorne group for ten years.We specialise in new homes and renovations and will work hard to achieve all budgets and timeframes.A content and happy customer is our priority.

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GHL Builders

Joined September 2017

I have been building for the last 10 years now doing new builds and renovations, spouting replacement and repairs, decks, fences, and much more!! I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I take pride in my workmanship and providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget, if you want the job done amazing! Contact me and we will get the job done 🔨🔨

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Taurus Builders

Joined March 2018

Hi, I've been building for the past 14 years with experience in all aspects of residential building work from small jobs to renovations to bespoke new builds winning House of the year in New Zealand and around the world. I have a very high attention to detail, with hard working ethics, who will listen and work with you to deliver quality project results that you are looking for. Because you ar...

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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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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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A1 exterior coatings n paint

Joined August 2013

HI I'm Rewi , I've Been plastering since 2001 15 years and still loving it. I provide a easy process with top quality workmanship . From new to existing homes If your renovating -building new I'm able to give you exactly what you want. Solid plastering over block - brick - plaster repairs- gibb fixing or stopping -plaster board repairs-skimming walls- painting exterior/interior- floor work- st...

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Number 8 Wire

Joined December 2019

Hi there, I specialise in property and section maintenance. I enjoy a challenge and i have been renovating property since 2011. I'm known as Mr Fix It! I have references on work i have been doing. Being a small business means I am flexible and readily available. I am also keen on mowing and clearing green waste or any other gardening jobs you may have. No job is too big or too small...

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Can do Karl

Joined October 2019

Hi, I've been involved in different aspects of the painting industry for the last 30 year, from staining and lacquer of timber products to kitchen and furniture spray painting. Even a few years as a marine painter. A keen diy'er I have a lot of experience house painting , interior and exterior and know my way around products and processes. My time as a signwriter taught me an eye for detail and p...

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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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Projects

Joined July 2010

German Master-Cabinetmaker, since 40 years. I think, there is nothing I haven' t made allready. Challange me. Give me some extrordinary job to do and I will do it with attention to detail! Cheers, Franz. (Master Cabinetmaker)

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A Lawrence

Joined December 2015

I have just started working self employed. My name is Aaron and I am a hard-working qualified builder with seven years experience both here in New Zealand and working abroad. I am friendly and enjoy talking to clients and potential clients. I am a soletrader who has experience in New builds, renovations, additions, restoration as well as other small jobs. Small jobs include repairs, new decks incl...

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BW Builders Bathroom Envy

Joined May 2011

Fixed Price Quotes. We can also quote your complete project, including all trades people, & products. One easy process from from start to finish! Services offered: Renovations & Alterations, Bathroom Renovation Specialist, Decks & Fences, Rental Property Renovation/Maintenance, Property Pre Sale Makeovers, & more

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BUC Ltd

Joined April 2017

We are a small family owned and operated business. We specialise in the smaller, more intricate demolition and refit work needed for elite refits. Our scope of work ranges from clearing small office spaces for refitting, renovations, through to total building demolition. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, efficiency and competitive rates. We are also able to work in with the challenges...

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Jazr

Joined October 2014

Hey, ive been in the building construction for 10+ years doing various jobs from architictual new builds, renovatios of all sizes and Aluminum companys. I am a quilified carpenter and i take pride in my work, im reliable/honest and work very hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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SBF Building LTD

Joined July 2017

Hay yes I would love to help you, i have been working as a builder for 14year and have decided to take on the joy of running my own company now. I was previously a foreman for Don Chapman Builders/Waikato and have some of the best knowledge when it comes to dairy sheds and others forms of farm building needs. I have also been we'll involved in the housing side with many new and renovated homes un...

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Bay 10 Builders

Joined February 2019

Bay 10 Builders is an experienced residential building company based In the Tauranga, Bay of Plenty Area (servicing Tauranga Area and beyond) By choosing Bay 10 you are choosing an experienced company with a proven track record of high-quality workmanship. Forming excellent working relationships with our clients is crucial to ensuring that the project is completed on time and within your budget...

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Vaneo2019 ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi. I have been Renovating houses for the last 6 years, and have moved to the Waikato 1 year ago after living in Auckland for 7 years .And have started solo from my previous employer who is now manufacturing benchtops. which with cabinets I installed for almost 2 years. I Specialise in a vast array of work because after quitting Fibreglass composites engineering after 22 years, i found trans...

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Z&D Construction ltd

Joined February 2020

Z&D Construction is a newly formed Construction Company based in the Rotorua. We work in Bay of Plenty, Matamata Piako and South Waikato areas. Our team Zac, Dallas, Hayden have 31 years combined experience in the construction industry including but not limited to. New builds, Renovations, Roofing, Extension, Decking. Project management Our team look after any job from start to finish....

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication. Professional house cleaning, end of tenancy.

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RD Landscapes

Joined June 2019

Let's face it, no one likes over priced charges. We have always prided ourselves on Honest open and transparent assessments on all quoted work so no hidden costs. Our prices are competitive our professional standard of work is guaranteed to meet building code compliance on time on budget. Having operated in Waikato for a number of years we have a growing client base. We are happy to give refe...

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