Stage 4 Lifestyle Series – Trading up Your Home When You’re 40-ish

You’ve hit your 40’s and have started thinking about trading up your home. Should you find something bigger to accommodate your teenagers? Will you do the DIY route or call in the tradies? Where can you go to learn home DIY skills? There’s a lot to consider and we’re going to talk about it all!

trading up your home

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Posted In: Ashburton, Auckland, Banks Peninsula, Builders, Buller, Carterton, Choosing Tradespeople, Electricians, Gas Fitters & Installers, Glaziers & Windows, Hamilton, Hastings, Hauraki, Hauraki Islands, Nelson, New Plymouth, North Shore, Opotiki

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hiring a gasfitterIf you’re looking to hire a plumber, gasfitter or drainlayer, then there’s a few things you need to know first.

We’ve spoken to Colleen from Hutt Gas & Plumbing and she’s been kind enough to put together a few words of advice for all you homeowners looking at getting gas, plumbing or drain laying work done. (more…)

Posted In: CHB, Clutha, Dunedin, Gas Fitters & Installers, Heating Professionals, Hutt Valley, Napier, Papakura, Rotorua

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Budget Bathroom Renovation Like all home renovation projects, there’s 3 levels of renovating: good, better and absolute best. We’ve already discussed getting started with bathroom renovation costs.  Today we’re going to talk about a basic budget bathroom renovation.

The basic budget bathroom renovation (from $3000-$12000)

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Posted In: Builders, Gas Fitters & Installers, Painters & Decorators, Plumbers, Tararua, Timaru, Waitakere City, Western BOP, Whangarei

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gas fitterIf you have gas installed in your home, then you will need the services of a registered gasfitter or installer at some stage.  For your safety all gasfitters are required to be registered by the Plumbers, Drainlayers & Gas Fitters board. Unlicenced work is both unsafe and illegal.

Gasfitters ensure appliances and connections are safe and won’t be dangerous. They are able to safely install, remove, repair or maintain a range of household gas appliances including heaters, hot water systems, central heating, ovens and hobs.

A gasfitter will not only install and service natural gas appliances and fixtures, but they’ll be able to install anything related to these like gas meters, valves, burners and regulators. They’ll be able to maintain and repair all this equipment.  Often plumbers also do gas fitting, but as they require a different skill set, check that they are licenced to do gas fitting.

A gasfitter may provide the following services:

  • Read and interpret plans, drawings, or specifications
  • Measure and mark points where gas equipment is to be located
  • Test pipe work used for gas appliances
  • Install gas pipes, appliances and flues
  • Install gas pressure regulating and gas detection systems
  • Maintain gas appliances, pipes and equipment required for the operation of items that use flue gases

Gasfitters often use the following tools:

  • Crescent Wrenches
  • Pipe Wrenches
  • Hacksaw
  • Flaring Kit
  • Pipe and Tubing Cutter
  • Pipe Bender
  • Pipe Threader

Hire a professional Gasfitter and Installer

Posted In: Gas Fitters & Installers, Otorohanga, Pacific Islands, Palmerston North

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