Tiling your bathroom is not such the large or forbidding job as many seem to believe it is. Utilising tradespeople is the quickest and simplest way to achieve great results. An expert tiler will ensure they are installed professionally. An interior designer can help you to choose the most suitable colours and designs for your room. The creative inspirations seen on websites like Pinterest and Instagram can give you plenty ideas on tile design too.
This week marks the official start of winter on the calendar. Looking at the temperatures around the country leaves us in no doubt that it’s well and truly time to get stuck into winter weatherproofing your for home.
The cold outside should make the warmth inside your home cozy and inviting, but is that outside chill seeping inside?
Over the next three weeks we’ll share some top tips on how you can winter weatherproof your home to cope with a kiwi winter. We’ve got a great mix of tips but don’t forget to share your own top tips in the comments section below. (more…)
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It’s sad but true: a beautiful garden doesn’t stay looking fabulous without some summer garden maintenance. Thankfully most of the garden tasks are quickly and easily done, especially if you hire a tradie to do them for you! We’ve put together a list of five of the most common summer garden maintenance tasks for you to schedule these warmer months. (more…)
Make the most of the remainder of the summer holidays by enjoying a backyard that’s clean and comfortable. Over the next two weeks we’ll bring you 10 summer backyard and garden maintenance ideas to help you prevent weeds and mossies, and tips on keeping the garden watered while you put your feet up! Hire tradespeople from Builderscrack to get these jobs done professionally while you relax with friends and family.
At this time, there’s some warmth seeping back into the air, and it’s a good time to open the windows and doors and welcome in the fresh air and sunshine.
Here’s a sampling of tasks that you can hire a professional tradesperson through Builderscrack to do to help you in preparing your home for spring so you can enjoy the sunshine and longer days. (more…)
Hiring a handyman from Builderscrack may prove more useful than you may realise. While there are times that a professional tradesperson is required for a job, there are also plenty of times that hiring a handyman is just as valuable. If your water pipes are dripping, your kitchen sink is clogged or your light bulbs are flickering, you may think that you’re up to the job of fixing it yourself. Wrong.
Many jobs around the house may seem simple, but in actual fact they require knowledge, hands-on experience, special tools and spare parts.
Don’t waste your time trying to learn how to carry out these tasks and what supplies you might need then wasting more money purchasing specialised tools you may never use again, call in a handyman from Builderscrack. Here’s some tips on hiring a handyman. (more…)
Two expat Kiwi’s living in a village outside Paris, posted job #2726 on Builderscrack in July to find Kiwi tradesmen. Over 100 tradesmen from all around New Zealand showed interest in this job at 9 rue de Paris. This page holds additional information about the house we simply couldn’t fit on the original job page!
Well, Adrian has been selected the lucky tradesman to work on this job! Adrain, a qualified Builder and Plumber from Wellington, who is very excited to be heading to France for their summer. We are keeping a video log of his france bound renovation adventures – see below.
Outside: The outside of the building
Outside: Plumbing, drainage, windows and shutters
Outside: Signage and windows
Ground floor and ceiling scan
Ground floor, cellar, stairs, sink and beams
Ground floor, kitchen and front doors
Good tiling skills needed
Down into the depths of the cellar
More of the cellar
First floor, steps and more
Last chapter – Dunnies, steps, roof space and more
Photos of 9 rue de Paris
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Labourers and hammerhands work supporting qualified or skilled tradespeople on construction sites. They are found in all areas of construction, from residential housing, commercial sites, tunnels and highways to demolition jobs. The job of Labourers and hammerhands is very physical.
A good labourer or hammerhand will have physical strength, good balance, eye-hand coordination, and stamina. Labourers are generally expected to be the first workers on the job and the last to leave.
Labourers and hammerhands may be used in one specific trade, or work in a range of duties. This often happens with residential developments, where they may assist in a rage of tasks from site excavation to finishing off cabinetry.
Labourers and hammerhands may also help skilled workers in all areas of demolition or construction.
A waste remover can also provide you with a skip or bins, and can be contracted to remove waste on a weekly basis. They can provide garden, office, home, green and/or commercial rubbish removal services. Waste removers can also deal with deceased or liquidated estates in a sensitive manner.
When hiring waste removers check whether they’ll deliver a skip which you can fill yourself, or they’ll come onto your property and remove the unwanted items such as old appliances, broken furniture, renovation rubbish, old sheds and more. Anything and everything you have no further use for.
If you are a landlord who has had tenants move out leaving your rental property in a uninhabitable state, waste removers can handle this for you – with your permission they may go under the house, into the office, warehouses, garages and sleepouts to clean up after the tenants.