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How to pick a tradie

29 December 2016 – Jeremy talks with Jessie Mulligan on Radio NZ about how to find the perfect tradie using Builderscrack.co.nz – listen

What do tradies wish we knew?

21 Decemeber 2016 – But whatever the time of the year, there are ways to get the best out of your tradie, and it all comes down to communication and expectation, says Jeremy Wyn-Harris of online tradie sourcing website Builderscrack.co.nz – read more

Which home improvements will add real value to your home?

19 Decemeber 2016 – According to Jeremy Wyn-Harris, co-founder of Builderscrack.co.nz, here are the upgrades, from easy and cheap, to difficult and expensive, that will make a real difference – read more

Fun DIY ideas that will appeal to the kids this Labour Weekend

21 October 2016 – Wyn-Harris reckons not every job around the house over Labour Weekend needs to be a chore. Sometimes, you just have to plan a bit of fun, and doing some DIY with the children is a great way to build something in the process – read more

It's Labour Weekend and time for some DIY property maintenance

21 October 2016 – Wyn-Harris says this is a good time to get appliances checked that have run all winter. Gas fires, DVS systems, heat pumps, and also chimneys should all be checked or cleaned annually – read more

The Block winners come to the rescue

3 October 2016 – When Ruby put out a call on Facebook asking for help, she certainly wasn't expecting the reply she received. Sam and Emmett came to the rescue along with some help from their mates at Builderscrack – see story

5 websites every home buyer should know

20 September 2016 – Carly Flynn and Stephen Hart discuss how the BC estimator can give you an instantaneous cost estimate, and how you can use it to find tradies for any job (even a tap on a quiet Monday) – read more

Want the job done by Christmas? Book your tradies now

12 September 2016 – Wyn-Harris says November is the peak month for consumers to post jobs that need doing, and that painting is the most frequently listed home improvement project – read more

Switch on to better lighting

17 August 2016 – Every little bit counts when you're selling your home. And even the bulbs in your light fittings can woo buyers. That's if they're modern, efficient LED bulbs – read more

Uniting to save tools of the tradies

19 June 2016 – Officers behind Operation Resolve, established by Auckland City Police in March after a Herald investigation revealed more than 93 per cent of burglaries went unsolved last year, have approached tradies' website builderscrack.co.nz – read more

Finding a tradie

5 March 2016 – Jeremy Wyn-Harris talks to Carly Flynn about Builderscrack.co.nz and why it's good for both homeowners and tradespeople – listen

Renovation trends for 2016

1 January 2016 – Builderscrack.co.nz co-founder Jeremy Wyn-Harris talks about upcoming trends in 2016 – listen

Builderscrack.co.nz reaches milestone

18 November 2015 – Builderscrack.co.nz co-founder Jeremy Wyn-Harris says the 100,000th job milestone happened at exactly 7.58pm on a Monday night – read more

How to increase your house sale price

5 November 2015 – Jeremy Wyn-Harris of tradie-search website builderscrack.co.nz says kitchen and bathroom renovations may return one to two dollars for every dollar spent – read more

When it's time to turn from DIY to DIFM

20 October 2015 – Kiwis are shifting from DIY to DIFM (do it for me), as busy work schedules and social commitments create a shift in priorities – read more

Makeovers need lots of talk

18 October 2015 – Jeremy Wyn-Harris shares expert tips to get the most for your bathroom refresh and renovation efforts – read more

A French Restoration

18 August 2015 – A couple of years back, TeAra Bergstrom and her husband Seth headed to France (and got paid) to help restore a 300 year old house they found out about in Builderscrack – listen

Makeovers need lots of talk

25 February 2015 – Mark Dixon, co-founder and director of Builderscrack, says the main thing homeowners need to do when hiring a contractor is to make sure they ask plenty of questions before work begins – read more

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How much should you spend on your renovation?

17 November 2014 – Kitchens and bathrooms may be the most expensive rooms to renovate, but they’re also the most popular, according to Tracey MacKenzie of Builderscrack.co.nz, who found that these two rooms were the most commonly quoted on the site – read more

Small business: Advertising

17 July 2014 – Our most effective advertising isn’t really advertising at all – it is customer word of mouth. Customer referrals are our largest and most effective source of new customers, so our prime focus is to give customers a great experience, and we know they then tell their friends – read more

Trade website filled a crack

14 June 2014 – People can't write reviews unless they've posted the job, so you can't get your mum to go on and write a nice review. And when a tradesperson chases a job, they know they'll be reviewed, so they do put their best foot forward – read more

Neighbour and building company help disabled woman

7 May 2014 – Norton Fencing did not finish the fencing work and didn’t install the electric gate. They would not return to the job despite months of phone calls. Joan’s neighbour Irene, through the Builderscrack website, found a company willing to finish the job for free – read more

The virtually failsafe way to find a decent tradesman

27 April 2014 – The virtually failsafe way to find a decent tradesman is to use Builderscrack.co.nz. You post your job and tradespeople reply. A rating system shows you what previous customers think of the tradesman. He or she knows they need to do a good job to get decent feedback – read more


Mark Dickson on NZI Business talking about Builderscrack.co.nz

Builderscrack.co.nz finds kiwi builders in France

Pauline uses Builderscrack.co.nz to find builders in Paris


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