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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Here’s a guide on the types of cladding options and materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each other.

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Guide to Installing Balustrades - Up to NZ Building Code Standard

Posted 14/09/17

Wondering what the NZ Building Code requirements are for balustrades on stairs and decking? Then you’re in the right place, we take a look... What is a Balustrade? A balustrade is basically a safety barrier. It can vary in appearance from simply a rail with supporting balusters, all the wa

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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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Stage 2 of Home Ownership or Renting Life Stage – Your Twenties

Posted 26/10/17

Many people entering their twenties are looking at the possibly of moving away from property renting and into looking towards home ownership... Rising house prices have has somewhat stifled early home ownership in many parts of the country. But with a little smart thinking and the ability

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Brick or Weatherboard – Choosing the Right Cladding for Your New Home

Posted 06/07/17

Brick or weatherboard? Choosing the cladding for your new home is 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

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What Should You Do After a Damaging House Fire?

Posted 11/05/17

A house fire is a devastating experience, regardless of the amount of damage. Your first instinct may be to begin the clean-up and repair work, but there are several key things to work through first... Five things to do after a house fire There are five important tasks for you to do, if yo

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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This is How your Gutters and Spouting Could be Damaging your Home (and what to do about it)

Posted 28/06/19

Guttering and spouting do more than take rainwater away, they are essential for a healthy, happy home. Read on to learn signs that indicate issues, and tips for resolving damage... What damage could my guttering be causing? Externally: A sagging gutter will damage your home’s fascia. P

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Latest building case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Pocket Rocket Building owner shares her women in trade story, about how she made the career change from corporate leadership.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

Budget blow-outs, schedule delays and an unforeseen scenario - this bathroom renovation's got it all! See the incredible transformation.

Recent jobs posted

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7 The Brae

Posted 2 weeks ago

1. Close in existing carport - Timber framing with internal and external weatherboards - approx 2m - Install existing aluminium sliding door - Install PFC portal frame over garage door - Install new garage door 2. Close in existing deck - approx 9m2 - Remove existing timber framed wall 900mm high - approx 9m - Remove existing waterproofing membrane - Raise existing deck to internal floor level and new part brd floor - Remove existing aluminium sliding door - Remove existing cedar wea...

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Replace window

Posted 2 weeks ago

The original garage needs two windows (small) taken out. And a regular window put in .

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Catio plus wall and door in existing room

Posted 1 day ago

Look for two different jobs to be done. 1 need a small wall and door put in existing room inside house. 2 need a outdoor Cato , 3.3 m long 2.4m wide wanting Framework made with power coated aluminium. Sloped roof polycarbonate . One locking personal outside door. Floor using decking plus ladder and shelves in catio . Would like done within the next month.

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Sleep out #2

Posted 1 week ago

45 square, 2 room, 1 bath, fully contented. Need built asap

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Soffit and fascia repair

Posted 3 weeks ago

Check house soffit and fascia and repair / replace if waterlogged

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Front Door Locks

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hello I am property manager for Churchill Road We need to change the front door locks Can you do the job? If yes then I will give you tenants details Her name is Vicky and Grace Thank you Tofik Mamedov

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ManCave

Posted 4 days ago

Hi guys I have space which is around 7m long x 3m wide. One side is house and another side is timber fence. I want to get a covered area (waterproof with weatherboard or similar) on the fence side and leave the house side as it is. For the top, would like tint roof to go under soffit and have slight tilt towards fence with guttering (not corrugated wave style roof tho). So this will act an extension or similar. Tried to explain in photo but feel free to get in touch for more questions or if...

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House Extension

Posted 1 week ago

Looking to add two additional bedrooms to the current house. Current house has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, plenty of rears pace (lawn and deck can be used). Location: Wattle Downs

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Extension building

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have a garage at the back of my house. My plan is a two or three bedroom extension attached to my existing house. Internal garage will attach the two buildings.

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House repairs

Posted 2 weeks ago

Repair wooden window frame Replace wooden deck railing Reinforce small retaining wall

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Outside railing

Posted 2 weeks ago

1. Build a garden railing beside a path 2. Build extra railing to join existing one on back steps.

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Damaged fascia board on gable - repair or replacement required

Posted 1 week ago

The bottom tip of the fascia board on my gable roof got damaged. It needs to be repaired or replaced, and then painted. The board is about 4m long. It's at the edge of a Decrabond roof, so some nails will need to be removed and replaced. Single storey house, no scaffolding required.

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Replace doors, level floor

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking for someone that can start the project asap. Just general builder works Replace 3 doors, level the floor, fixing a down pipe etc. Probably 2 days work. Please meet me and quote this week, and start and finish within next week. Thanks

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Maintenance

Posted 1 day ago

Need someone to fix loose tiles and floor boards and squeeky stairs. Also some lighting needs replacing. Thanks

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New Addition - 12 Opal Ave Pakuranga

Posted 2 weeks ago

Replace existing 3 car carport with garage. Build extension to existing house over the garage and remove wall of existing house to open up to new extension. The new extension to include a master bedroom with en-suite. Due to the landscape, a site inspection will provide a better picture.

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Concrete subfloor wall Manurewa

Posted 1 week ago

Registered builders only please. We need to build a 800 tall concrete box wall to divide two units in subfloor space. All digging is completed. All thats required is to put rebar and pour footing, box up and pour wall. Work in Manurewa. Please let me know your availability required done ASAP. See photos please.

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Home Extensions

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking for someone that could do the following: 1. Drawing for council submission 2. Home extension - adding a room and single/double garage Would appreciate if we could arrange for a site visit to discuss on what we plan to achieve from the work.

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2 story brick and tile home

Posted 2 weeks ago

build a 2 story b/t home 4/5 bdrm on a 480sqm land turn key including drawings permits etc was after rough idea on price

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Cover the chimneys

Posted 2 weeks ago

To cover the two chimney top with sheet. Cover blown away with wind during Tornado. There are two chimneys in house. After tornado their covers blown away. If some one can cover them with metal sheet. What will be total quote for the job.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

insulate, re-line walls, waterproof? and frame up for shower-over-bath with 2x acrylic sheet/walls and 1x window, fixed glass panel to wall.

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Recent building reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Outdoor Decorative Wooden Ladder - For Cat Use

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Aluminium hinged door supplied and fitted

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outside railing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Water damage - floor removal and rebuild

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

small office extension build

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing a basket ball backboard and hoop

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Various small jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bargeboards and Scribers


18th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Balcony timber repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Carpentry work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th May 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Replacing Hand Railings and Steps on back landing

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage partician

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chimney fix

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pillar Reinforced

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of electric fireplace and mantle. Restore area to match current wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Raise garage lintel

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

repair/replace rotting beam

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace window with bifold doors and build deck

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

25th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Back Steps and Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Calibre Concrete & Civil

Joined July 2021

Hi, Our fleet has the capacity to carry out civil earthworks from commercial developments through to single residential projects. -Earthworks and Excavation -House cuts and slab prep -Truck and machinery hire -drainage -retaining Send through a quote request and our QS will be in touch.

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M&E renovation

Joined May 2019

I am a solo trader. Ive been renovating houses for the last 10 years. I am currently working as a builder coordinator in a renovation company. I am very professional and always fair to my clients. Every clients Deserve a high quality workmanship. All types of Job. i started from the lowest position in construction industry, meaning no job too small for me. You will have honest advise b...

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East Auckland property maintenance

Joined June 2016

Hi, I have been in the industry for 10 years. I provide high quality work and pride of what I finish. COST LOW TO MEDIUM BUT LOOKS MEDIUM TO HIGH END. I'm specialising in pre-sale and pre-rental renovations. All tradies can be organised and managed, so you just sit back and relax. Projects including bathroom remodel, kitchen remodel, tiling, room alterations, painting, retaining walls, fencing...

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Best Creator

Joined April 2020

Physically capable and honest hard worker with an eye for detail 15yrs exp. Mid30s and technologically capable but balanced with an old school train of thought. I focus on a transparent and well organized project where the clients are kept in the loop every step of the way.

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West projects

Joined February 2021

Hey, im a builder with 8 years of experience, capable of new builds/renovation. Iv also spent time working on commercial properties maintaining them over the years, taking alot of pride in my work providing high standard of workmanship. Iv just recently signed up with buildscrack and looking to grow my customer base

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W Daniels Contracting Ltd

Joined July 2012

Hi there i have been working in the construction area for the passed 25+years doing concrete and asphalting prep and layed.I also do carpentry work and have my national certificate in carpentry. I have competitive guotes and jobs are to price and to time frame.

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Green stripe construction limited

Joined December 2015

We have been building new homes and building renovations both large and small for over 20 years; specialising in asbestos inspection and removal. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget and time. We are very friendly and happy to discuss any sort of job you envision.

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NICA

Joined January 2021

Hi I've been building and renovating houses for the last 15 years. I am very professional in what I do, I also do small jobs from time to time. Plumbing is also one profession that I am very passionate about it. I can provide competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Patience construction ltd

Joined April 2016

Have years of experience. In all aspects of building. Would love to meet with you. Building a hard working and honest reputation. And want repeat work. Im about savings for the owner,and no hidden costs.

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Fixed On Building Ltd

Joined April 2018

Hi, i have been in the building trade over 15 years. Working on new builds, alterations, extensions, light commercial, repairs and maintenance. All jobs considered, decks, pergolas, fencing, retaining, bathroom and kitchen upgrades.

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Big Red Property Grooming

Joined September 2020

Hi, I've been renovating and doing maintenance on my own residential and commercial properties for 20 years, I've built my own house and lapa (mancave) with jacuzzi and solar panels. I've also built residential units from foundation to finishing off with tiling, painting and decorating. At the moment I do handyman work as well as offer a pick-up and delivery service

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Mjbuilders limited

Joined June 2018

Hi, we're a good reliable team of builders. We do new homes to small renovations, decks, fences, Tiny home. No job it to big or small. We pride ourselves on our workmanship, Communication & meeting timelines, & bugdgets.

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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VSAL Construction Ltd

Joined February 2021

Hi, I began as a builder in 2010. Over the years I developed my building skills under various building companies and managed to started my own business two years ago. I did lots of small jobs from renovations and any interior constructions to landscaping and any exterior layout. I believe in a proactive approach to all aspects of my business, but in particular to quality, safety and delivery. By...

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ajkchippie

Joined August 2020

Hi, i have had a range of experience in building kitchens, boat building, cabinetry and recently extended my experience to building houses. I have built my own home and worked on a number of residential projects, apartments as well as exterior projects such as decks, fencing and retaining walls. Call me for a quote. Aaron

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Daniel T

Joined March 2021

I GOT YOU LIMITED performs a range of services & maintenance duties for homeowners and businesses. Our duties include fixing repair and fixing tasks on interiors including exteriors building, carpentry, decks, pergola, fences, gib fixing/stopping, Painting, tiling, laminating flooring, providing repair guidance, cleaning and remodelling spaces, and performing repair assessments.

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Steven P

Joined July 2017

Hi, I've been building for the last 8 years, and qualified for the last 2. I've done everything from new builds, renovations, reclads, decks, fences retaining walls, pergolas etc. I've done as much time in new builds as in renovations and in the last few years doing mostly architectural builds, to refine my skills and provide a better quality finish. I offer competitive quotes and finish jobs on...

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Home Improvement and Extension Consultants

Joined January 2019

We’ve completed numerous renovations around Auckland. Our building teams are some of the most experienced renovation builders in the industry and they deliver it with a level of professionalism that is second to none. As Home Improvement and Extension Specialist we understand that without a well thought out plan and process in place, projects can quickly run over budget and over time. Our high...

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GILLZ Homes and Renovations

Joined December 2019

Hi, my name is Daljeet Gill and we specialise in Major Renovations and Newbuilds/Alterations/Extensions, we also do smaller jobs like Bathroom/Toilet/Laundry/ Kitchen Renovations. We do waterproofing (We are Council Registered PS3 Author So no inspection required for Waterproofing, Save inspection Cost and time) and Tiling as well. We have experienced team of professionals and hard working indi...

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Craig Yakas

Joined June 2018

Hi. I'm a sole trader with 30 years in the construction industry in NZ and overseas. I put the tools away for a few years while carrying out house inspections in Auckland. That role progressed to a salaried role as National H&S and Quality Manager for the same company. Currently I sub-contract to carry out Healthy Homes Standards and Pre Purchase Inspections. I have successfully completed th...

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