Brick or weatherboard? Choosing the cladding for your new home needs more than deciding what looks best. It’s about the type of home you are building, the cost of the different types of cladding and the location of the house. Let us help you solve the battle of the cladding and choose the right type for you.
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With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to use and what tradesmen accreditations are right for the job you want doing? Is an industry based accreditation offer the same as one from the government? We’re here to dive into the mysteries of what the most common tradespeople accreditation are. Let’s jump on in!
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New Zealanders typically live in a home with either wooden or aluminium windows. These two types of joinery are well respected by both builders and homeowners alike. However, people have their favourites and with good reasons. That’s because there are pros and cons for both aluminium and wooden joinery. Ultimately the decision rests with you in choosing the joinery type best for your home.
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If you’re thinking about undertaking a bathroom renovation, then you’ll no doubt be considering what you want to achieve by doing so. Whether it’s updating the look, increasing resale value or adding functionality, amenities and storage, the scope of your bathroom renovation project will depend on many factors but primarily your budget.
Other factors include how long you’ve been living in your home and how much longer you plan on remaining there. We’ll also be sharing our knowledge on what features to expect for $3,000 to $100,000-plus, to help you plan your bathroom renovation.
Like all home renovation projects, there’s generally 3 levels of renovating: good, better and absolute best. In this series of #bathroom #renovation articles we’ll walk you through the basics regardless of your budget. All price ranges are indicative only to give a general guideline. Hire a professional bathroom renovator or designer to get an exact free quote or use our online estimator. (more…)
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When starting home renovations or maintenance, decide whether you need to hire a Licensed Building Practitioner to carry out restricted building work (RBW). We’ve some easy to follow guidelines here but we also recommend that you check the LBP website.
As the homeowner, you must make certain that the people you hire are licensed to do the work. First of all, you must verify they hold a valid license. Don’t take their word for it. Ask to see their photo ID and check their details against the public register. (more…)
This is part two in our three-part series “weatherproofing your home for winter”. Last week we covered inspecting fireplaces, wood stoves and chimneys. We also discussed cleaning your gutters and roofs. Read last weeks blog post. This week we cover winterizing your house exterior, doors and windows.
Bathroom remodelling trends are topping the list of home-improvement projects for homeowners, closely followed by kitchen renovations. For many homeowners, the bathroom is fast becoming more than a functional space in our house. It’s a place where we can relax, unwind and pamper ourselves. When looking at bathroom remodelling trends, we’re seeing more stylish and luxurious bathrooms in which to prepare for work in the morning or unwind with a hot bath at night.
You can create your personal slice of paradise by transforming your master bathroom into a spa like environment. You won’t have to travel and can escape to tranquillity in your home as often as you are able to. Keep reading to find ideas from Builderscrack for turning your master bathroom into your own at home spa retreat. (more…)
Waterproofing specialists are tradespeople who are skilled in the use of waterproofing to prevent water from penetrating a building. Usually extensive measures are added to a building at the time of construction, to provide moisture control from the start, and it may also be done after a building is built, to address problems as they occur.
From the point of view of its occupants, building waterproofing is important because it keeps a building dry.
Hiring a Waterproofing specialist will also help to reduce internal humidity, making a building more comfortable to work in and protecting objects inside the building from damage as a result of humidity or water exposure.
Water damage can be a serious issue in a structure. With water comes mould and a host of other problems which can undermine foundations, make conditions in the building unsafe, and damage property inside the building.
Wooden buildings can suffer rapid decay from water exposure, but water penetration can also damage concrete and other building materials, especially in cold climates where water may freeze and cause cracks. Insufficient waterproofing can be a problem year round, not just during the rainy season.
There are many different types of waterproofing for roofs and the like, such as butynol, torch-on butyflame and traffigard – talk to your waterproofing specialist to find out your best option.