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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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

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

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

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

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

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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Replace original tiles

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need to remove and replace the red tiles around the bath and sink in our main bathroom.

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Pushing through wall

Posted 3 months ago

We are putting in a new kitchen and wanting to know if we can utilise space behind an existing internal wall, currently housing wiring for surround sound/TV system - the house was built 2006 so technology is outdated. We were wanting to see if this space can be put to better use and what the cost would be. Many thanks Heather Powell

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Mouse proof kitchen

Posted 5 months ago

Kitchen is over thirty years old. Currently have issue with mouse entering pan cupboard through hole in wall behind cupboards. Can also see the bench is sinking and some brown areas on floor. Need to keep mouse out and think it will be necessary to take out whole unit. What with what appears as water damage too thinks it’s time to replace all the cupboards. Would love some quotes and complete job within six months please. I live here with my elderly father and will be the contact person for t...

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Lailai Project #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

looking for a builder for an extension and some renovations/alterations to existing dwelling.

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Extended kitchen/living room and new garage

Posted 6 months ago

We have architect plans for a home renovation. This includes a 3 car garage, an extended kitchen living/dining room and reconfiguration of some existing rooms. Hoping to add a new deck and swimming pool. In the photo of plan the new area is in red. Second photo is of existing house. Third is roof lines

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New shower

Posted 2 months ago

I’m taking possession on a house in September. I’m wanting a bath removed and replaced with a curved, lined shower (not tiled). New hand basin and toilet also to be installed. Expect that current pipes will be adequate for the job. I will have all the new fittings prepurchased. There will also be a small amount of building work done in the same room (entrance moved from one side to another). Job will need to have a quick turn around.

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Complete bathroom renovation

Posted 1 week ago

Have just purchased a 1950s house with an old, leaky bathroom that needs a complete renovation. Initial inspection found water has been leaking for some time. There is water damage in the flooring, base plates, and walls. It appears there is black mould growing in the voids, there are rotted floorboards, and some damage to structural joists underneath the house. Works required: - remedy the damage listed above - remove seratone - remove and replace all gib - install wall insulation...

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Water tank

Posted 3 months ago

Water Tank 30000L needs to install at Huntly. Please contact on ...

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Bathroom Reno

Posted 3 months ago

1974 bathroom..needs bath removed..shower to go where bath was..new toilet..new flooring..and tiling...and painting...we have the vanity and the basin...otherwise we need all fixtures

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Renovations

Posted 4 months ago

Kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations (install tiling on walls, bath tub and shower head over bath tub, new fittings, plumbing and electrical), new room (install new framing, new wall linings, plaster, Demolition of load bearing wall iincluding new structural beam including consent), take out wall dividing kitchen and lounge, install flat pack kitchen, change water system from power to gas, install lino floors in kitchen and all rooms ( x 3 bedrooms including lounge), install wardrobes and...

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Dog walk in shower

Posted 6 months ago

I need a small walk in shower in our laundry so when my dogs come home with mud I can wash them there. Removing the sink and left side (pictures attached) and building something similar to what’s in the Pinterest image. I’d love a quote to make this happen asap. Thanks

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Laundry room

Posted 1 month ago

Create a laundry by renovating wardrobe storage area. Can send drawing of design.

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Odds and ends

Posted 1 day ago

bathroom to be replaced with shower sink to be replaced framing around door put back in

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Pre-purchase inspection of water damaged bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

I have an offer on a house and the builder's report has come back with significant water damage in and under the bathroom, likely due to a shower leak. I'd like you to further inspect the bathroom and underneath the house, assessing the damage and giving me a quote on how much this will cost to gut and renovate. Needs to be completed by 14 August. Open to hiring you to do the renovation, but it is just an inspection/quote at this point.

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Small Bathroom Design and Reno

Posted 1 month ago

We have a large toilet room upstairs that wewould like to add a shower to. We have some ideas but are not sure how to best use the space and get best bang for our buck. Want proposals in next couple of weeks, work in coming months. Room 157cm x 164 cm Currently has a toilet and cold water vanity. Currently has a standard door. We want to have toilet, vanity with hot water, shower and towel rail.

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Kenny’s New Castle

Posted 6 months ago

I am renovating an old bathroom including installation of a new toilet, outside shower, laundry and preparing for a future en-suite. I am looking for a plumber to help with the water lines and installation. The vanity, bath, and shower will use existing plumbing but will need minor adjustments. The outside shower, future en-suite and laundry will need new plumbing

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Paki St #4

Posted 1 week ago

Repair floor, lay vinyl and install new vanity

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 7 months ago

Wanting to renovate our kitchen, adding an island of possible and removal of old seating island. Wanting to keep the same shape, as our budget is small, but just upgrading cupboards, sink, taps etc.

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House help

Posted 3 months ago

Width of bathroom ... want to install a shower fix holes in wall put cover around basin . Kitchen plaster and Paint around oven. Door in room framing needs put on.

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Shower installation

Posted 4 months ago

We are renovating a house and we have added an ensuite (used to be toilet area) to the master bedroom. We bought the shower enclosure and other bits and pieces that the plumber told us to buy. Only to be told he does not do shower installations.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 173,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bathroom reno for 1960's Brick n Tile House

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

13th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cottage conversion

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

pre-purchase inspection of water damaged bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Bathroom reno for 1960's Brick n Tile House

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

13th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cottage conversion

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

pre-purchase inspection of water damaged bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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UTILISE PHIL

Joined August 2020

Your mate with a ute! Hi there, I'm Phil. I've got a wife and 4 kids with a fluffy dog who thinks she's the 5th. I have a background in marketing and design however Covid-19 took that business and now I've decided to do what I actually enjoy - odd jobs! I'm ready to tackle any odd jobs you may need doing but don't have the time, equipment, or knowhow. Some of the jobs I have taken on includ...

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable. I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working with you to giving you qualit...

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AWM Limited

Joined January 2018

AWM Ltd is an Asbestos and Methamphetamine removal company which is licensed with WorkSafe to remove both Class A & Class B contaminated material. Asbestos can be found in textured ceilings, cladding, fencing , lino and roofing in both residential and commercial areas. We have our own Supervisors and a Telarc Certified Safety Management System in place. Services Include: * Supply testing f...

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Craftbuild Ltd

Joined June 2016

Hi, we are Trade Qualified Carpenters & Licensed Building Practitioners , we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for over the last 14 years. While we specialise in decks, cabins, major renovations and new builds in the Kaipara District, we also do travel throughout New Zealand for top quality deck projects. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project comple...

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Freedom Custom Made Ltd

Joined October 2018

We are a family operated business in its infancy. I however have been building the last 9 yrs with highly varied projects. We have the expertise and network to make your dreams a reality. From design, project management, to small repair we have you coverd. Flexible with locations, setting up in the wild for weeks is not a problem. We enjoy developing lasting relationships and take pride in offerin...

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Mecon Ltd painting services

Joined October 2012

What I can do for you. Interior painting. Prepping / sanding / sealing / priming Exterior painting any residential, commercial, industrial and using the right products for each paint job ;-) Roof painting Industrial painting two pack Altex/International/Hempel Intumescent paint application / inspections Fire proofing ( this is a airless spray application this can't be applied by roller at...

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Iuliano Tilers2002

Joined June 2016

No job to large or small Greeting all; We have been in this industry for over 25yrs; specialising in Marble; Travetine; Porceline and more.... my trade as a stone mason has taken myself & others all over the north island and overseas to the Pasific. A registered waterproofing applicator with 10yr warranty certificate for application & product has allowed us to do many jobs efficient...

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WAIKATO HOMES LIMITED

Joined March 2019

Waikato Homes is a Hamilton based builder specialising in New homes & Renovations. We pride ourselves on providing a top quality service & product no matter the size or scope. Our detailed Quotation includes a scope of works so you know exactly what has been priced for. A 10 year Master Build Guarantee can be included for all new homes & renovations. Medium to large projects: >You will be...

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Sherm's Plumbing Ltd

Joined December 2019

Hi there. Sherm's Plumbing Ltd has over 10 years plumbing experience, specialising in anything from new builds & renovations to smaller maintenance jobs. We take pride in our work & choosing Sherm's Plumbing will mean you get more of a personal & professional touch. We offer competitive quotes & our communication is second to none.

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Jackpot Floors

Joined August 2020

Hi, we are qualified and experienced flooring expert-laminate, vinyl plank, hybrid floor or tiling services, bathroom renovations, decking construction, fencing and general renovations. We have more than 10 years of experience and passion for everything we do. We are a small family business, but pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on time

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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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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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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Maintain to profit

Joined March 2017

We are a renovation and maintenance company, who project manage the work using our teams of sub contractors. We negotiate great rates with our contractors, meaning no extra cost to you for one point of contact and project management

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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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Stewart Plaster Hamilton Limited

Joined January 2012

------------------------ -Qualifications- ------------------------ * NZQA Qualified Pbfix, Pbfin * 14 Years Experience, 8Years Qualified, 7 Years Self Employed * Renovation Specialist * Quality workmanship --------------- -Services- ---------------- Stopping Fibrous, Plasterboard & Villa-board Skimming Cove & Cornice Fixing & Finishing Architectural Detailing Work....

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White Ryder Creations

Joined June 2019

Professional Cabinet Maker and handyman. Qualified in furniture making. Looking at moving into contracting work. Available to assist on evenings and weekends for smaller jobs. I work full time for a kitchen joinery company. Phone number listed is my wife's who takes my querries.

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ESSJAY KITCHENS & MAINTENANCE

Joined May 2019

Hi We've been building new kitchens, wardrobes , vanities ,shelvings and renovating old ones . While , we specialise in kitchens . We also do other maintenance work related to carpentry . We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion . we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Higgs Building Co Ltd

Joined July 2020

Hi, Higgs Building Co is a small privately owned company based out of Cambridge. We specialise in new builds and renovations with quality being the forefront of our company values. The company director, Shaun Higgins, is on the tools everyday overseeing the project making sure things run smoothly and clients have a good experience. Give us a call today :)

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Building Innovationz Ltd

Joined November 2017

Hi, I have been building in the Waikato for over 25 years and my Company has been trading for the last 20 years with the main focus being spec homes in recent years. I currently don’t have employees so I'm taking on smaller projects that I can handle by myself. I am licensed in both Carpentry and Site 2 with strong organisational skills and I pride myself on delivering quality workmanship.

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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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