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Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time… (view full article)

Tradies On The Job - 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Behind every job there is a story, this one starts with a homeowner and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated, 1970’s relic, to a modern, clean and functional bathroom.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 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… (view full article)

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 This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom.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… (view full article)

Reviews. Why They Matter To Your Business.

  Reviews are essential for creating credibility on Builderscrack. They are key to building a business reputation and in turn grow relationships with future homeowners.   Want to get reviews? Here’s how  Tradies are reviewed with Hammer Ratings on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the best. These are based on two areas : Communication - How tradies communicate Workmanship - The work carried out by tradies It’s important to remember that only tradespeople who win… (view full article)

Stage 6 Life Stages Home Ownership: Caring For Your Home During Your 80s

Owning a home at any age is a commitment, but when you're caring for your home during your 80s, there are more things to consider. In our final article of our Home Ownership Article Series, we discuss the types of decisions you'll need to make and how to get the best value for money for them. Should You Stay or Should You Go? In our senior years, remaining independent is a common goal. Unfortunately as we age our bodies are less able to perform the same jobs we used to do with ease.… (view full article)

Stage 5 Life Stages Home Ownership - Getting Your Home Ready for Retirement

While your house remains your castle, there comes the time we need to adapt it. Getting your home ready for retirement is all about thinking ahead and future proofing your home and lifestyle for what may come.Not something we like to think about, but getting older has some disadvantages. For one, when we retire, we stop earning a wage and money becomes more of an issue. Secondly, our bodies become less physically able to perform the same tasks they have always done. Taking the time to sit down… (view full article)

Recent jobs posted by Builders Nationwide

House to be built in east Auckland - Ti Rakau Drive. 4 Bedroom house with steep retaining walls as the section is in an incline.


Urgently looking for someone to do my skirting & architraves in a 1970s Weatherboard home: 1 x small bathroom & wooden window 1 x small kitchen counter 1 x small dining room skirting 1 x lounge/entry area


We have an internal door which we need to be moved. Will involve a small amount of framing work


Land Area: 502 sqm (Picture Attached) We are looking to build the following: Floor Area: 260 sqm Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3.5 Living Areas: 2 Other Specifications: - 2 of the Bedrooms to be Downstairs -…


Remove chimney from side of bungalow


Hi There. I have had my windows replaced with double glazing and one of the window sills has some rot in it and needs a piece cut out and replaced. Was looking for someone who is qualified to do this job for me as…


We are painting our house in late Feb and need all upstairs window hinges replaced. Also may need any rotten weatherboards/window trim replaced if found. House is 2 storey but will have scaffolding wrapping house. …


Unbolt porch wall panel & cart a few metres. Replace panel after furniture installed in flat.


Wanting to remove windows of an old conservatory and put in a support beam for overhead rafters


We have a garage in concrete that need refreshing some part of the concrete is broken and other part a bit porous possibly new garage door Other job is our wooden windows needs refreshing all-around the house…


Hi there, I am looking at building a 2nd story on my existing house. A master with ensuite and possibly an additional bedroom.


Got ugly ceilings atm want replaced with just gib etc. have a wall I want part removed, properly a few other wee bits n pices. Aw yea need a few walls regibbed as well


I am getting carpet and underlay installed on the 9th of January. This will require the doors to be trimmed 10mm. I have 7 doors that will need to be painted white, trimmed and re-hung after the carpet is installed.…


My master bedroom needs new skirting boards around the room and in the wardrobes. I've already removed the old ones. Preferably the tradesperson would also be able to paint them (I can supply the paint).


I have a 4 bedroom 1 bathroom home and would like to extend 1 bedroom to include a walk in wardrobe and ensuite. Also extend and renovate the dining room and lounge area to a bigger open plan design. We have a 1971…