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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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.

NZ Decks: Here’s 5 Awesome Before and After Transformations

Check out these before and after deck photos from our homeowners, plus, we ask all the juicy questions to help get you in the know for your own project.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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External door and frame replacement

Posted 1 week ago

I would like a new external door fitted to my property with door frame (if needed) and door step. Door size 810mm x 1980mm. Happy to buy the materials in advance if required.

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Carpet removal

Posted 1 week ago

Hi guys, during a recent flooding, the carpets in my garage got semi wet. I'm looking for someone to help me take the furniture (light furniture) out of the garage, remove the carpets and put the furniture back in the garage. Looking forward to hearing from you! Many thanks, Nell

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Whole house Renovation & Repair

Posted 1 week ago

FULL DESCRIPTION ADDED AS ATTACHEMENT Driveway: Powerwash concrete drive. Regrade and dress aggregate portion. Fence: Supply and install new timber paling fences to north, east, and west elevations. Paths: Powerwash concrete path/s. Decks: Soft wash. Finished ground: Remove polythene damp proof membrane. Supply and install polythene damp proof membrane. Piles: Clean and antimicrobial spray the exposed timbers. Bearers: Clean and antimicrobial spray the exposed timbers. Joists: Clean an...

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Shingle roof and trellis replacement

Posted 5 days ago

Replacement of a small shingle roof over a bay window, and replacement of sections of trellis under a deck with horizontal timber slats. Would like to get trellis replacement done this side of Christmas if possible.

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Supply and install glass panel on the deck

Posted 1 week ago

I want to install the glass/ Balustrade on my deck, deck is not very high. single level house and 400mm above from the ground

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Ceiling

Posted 2 days ago

I would like to redo my ceiling. I have currently removed a partition wall. Current ceiling you can see where each board joins, because I am going to be changing my lights, this is another reason I will need ceiling boards replaced.

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Finishing Macrocarpa capping on raised gardens.

Posted 1 week ago

1. Finish the Macrocarpa capping feature of the raised gardens. 2. Remedial work on the fence, where the bolts have detached from the side of the house. 3. Add an additional the step from the deck into the garden area. The existing step was damaged when the area was excavated, and may need to be rebuilt? 4. Create two L shaped seats either side of area between the raised garden beds. The majority of the materials have already been purchased, although because the timber has been sitting for o...

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Check up

Posted 17 hours ago

Need a lbp builder to check interior bracing

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2x Fireplace in villa home needs to be blocked

Posted 2 days ago

Villa home that currently have 2x fireplace needs to be blocked as the house will be rented.

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Balcony repair

Posted 1 week ago

Moving truck damaged the balcony. Need a quote to repair

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Extension

Posted 1 week ago

Wanting quote for all timber works I will send you all approved plans

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Small kitchen job

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there Looking for someone available mid to late December. Crazy dates I know. Currently finalising the kitchen design and will order the cabinetry very shortly and will pick up straight away. Needing someone to demolish current and make good. Old house built mid 1980s. Floors r chipboard with vinyl. Likely to find rot somewhere. Will need to get the kitchen ready for electrician and plumber to do their Pre work before gib etc. pretty much strip the kitchen back. Kitchen plus dinning...

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Double Garage and 2nd Storey extension

Posted 1 week ago

Double Garage plus 2nd storey Self contained dwelling, footings all ready complete

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Ceiling Modification

Posted 5 days ago

In order to have our heat pump installed where we want it, a modification to one of the beams in our ceiling needs to be completed to allow enough drop for the condensation. It is a small job for someone with some building experience, but requires you to get up in our roof.

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Deck Support Replacement/Strengthening

Posted 6 days ago

Large deck needs support poles replacing, support strengthening.

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Outdoor Wooden Bar

Posted 1 week ago

Outdoor wooden bar like the reference images attached. Need shelves on the back and side wall. Hidden door hinges - can't be unscrewed from the outside. Height: 2M ; Width: 1.8M ; Depth 1.4M

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Remove dormer cladding for reroof

Posted 1 week ago

Need a builder to remove cladding around 4 dormer windows so roofers can install flashing behind cladding , then reinstall them back on again. All scaffolding/edge protection will be in place. located in Henderson Heights

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Weatherboard repair and barge board replacement

Posted 6 days ago

Have a cracked hardi plank board and missing flashing above window on 1st house. Granny flat needs bargeboard replaced as rotten also need that side of house painted if possible

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Carpentry

Posted 1 week ago

Custom steps Cover tiles with decking and steps Internal wall change in kitchen area

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Timber stairs

Posted 1 week ago

Have some old concrete stairs leading up to front gate and we would like some timber stairs built in place. Not sure if they can be built over existing stairs or if concrete would need to be demod

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Recent building reviews

With over 211,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Weatherproofing Garage under house/deck needed

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window removal & replacement with ranchslider

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install a new window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internal plasterboard wall(s) in garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Lockwood bolt tighten

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace window with doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Large dog house #2


25th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

LBP Builder Needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove wood burner


3rd November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build supporting frame/deck for container pod

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hanging 4 new doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen bathroom Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

exterior framing repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair a hole in an external wall; Initial Home (Lockwood style)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Builder needed2-3 days work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd November 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

3 sided treated wooden frame for aluminium pergola

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Carpet removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dryer Mount and Ventilation


25th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Macro Triune Electrical

Joined January 2021

Hi we are electrical contracting servicing domestic, commercial and industrial clientele. offering a range of electrical services, including; new build wiring and fit out to completion, retrofits and extensions, maintenance and emergency repairs, security alarms, emergency lighting, electric gate and CCTV systems, project management of multi trade projects, quotations and estimates on request.

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Tux Construction Ltd

Joined December 2021

Hi, we've have been taking on creative and challenging projects big or small. Always looking on a way to leave a mark on your project with your vision in mind. We are a professional outfit looking at cost effective ways through method and material selection.

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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LT construction Ltd

Joined August 2019

hi , we've been renovating fence , deck , retaining wall for few years . Jobs are successful approved by city council . we are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for projects completing . we pride ourselves on proving competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Adios Asbestos Removal Services NZ

Joined August 2021

Adios Asbestos is a New Zealand based company. We pride ourselves on the safe removal and disposal of all asbestos materials. Services include all types of asbestos (non-friable) from roofing (super 6,8 and 12), wall cladding, soffits, fences, sheds, garages and carports, asbestos pipes and cleanups. Or visit our website: www. ...

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R D WICKENS

Joined February 2018

Hi, I have 35 years experience as a Carpenter/Builder.I have a high standard of work.I take pride in my work and like to see a happy customer every time. We also do other handyman jobs/rubbish removal etc. Please feel free to contact me and arrange a free no obligation quote.Thank You,Robert.

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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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Pantha plumbing

Joined December 2021

Hi, have been working in the plumbing and drain laying industry for many years. Also highly skilled with general building etc. Just starting out on my own 2 feet as a new 1 man band and we will see where it goes. Highly skilled and motivated. Feel free to ask for any general building needs too

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Centurion Roofing

Joined November 2014

With more than 20 years experience in roofing. We specialize in roof repair and complete Roof replacement. We offer a free Quote. We are very affordable, professional and honest. I'm a qualified Quantity Surveyor and have worked in the roofing trade as a tradesman and estimator for a number of years. I take pride in my work and value customer service and good relationships. I believe in doing t...

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Sione

Joined October 2016

Hi there, My name is Sione Fa owner operator of Saiyan Chippy Limited. I am a qualified builder with my LBP license & over 10 years experience. At Saiyan chippy our small team is reliable, hardworking, offers competitive quotes & we hold ourselves to the highest of standards. If you would like to see some of our work please feel free to check out our Instagram page ...

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AWM Limited

Joined January 2018

AWM Ltd is an Asbestos and Methamphetamine removal company which is licensed with WorkSafe to remove both Class A & Class B contaminated material. Asbestos can be found in textured ceilings, cladding, fencing , lino and roofing in both residential and commercial areas. We have our own Supervisors and a Telarc Certified Safety Management System in place. Services Include: * Supply testing f...

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Duane Jones

Joined July 2018

I am a qualified carpenter , with advanced building and construction qualifications earnt whilst living in Australia . I pride myself in doing what is best for the client , for having good vision to achieve all and more that the customer wants and expects

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GI & GM Contacting

Joined February 2020

Hi We have a team of builders/electricians/landscapers and handyman to handle all small to large projects around Auckland -Waikato Our director Greg has been Qualified building/site Manager for the last 10 years Our co-director Grant has Been a Qualified Electrician for the past 10 years We pride ourselves in doing a high quality job and clean and tidy work environment.

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Hired Hand Limited

Joined October 2020

I specialise in all the odd jobs you have been unable to do yourself. From flatpack/kitset assembly, interior renovation and repair work, building and repairing of fences, pagodas and shed construction, gutter cleaning and repair and everything else in between. If you've got a job you need done professionally give us a call.

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Lani

Joined August 2021

Hi, we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. While we specialize in major renovation and new builds we also do smaller jons from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Jacks building

Joined July 2016

Hi I've been building for 8 years here to do maintenance work for residential or commercial. I specialize in high end residential work. My rates is reasonable and I get the job done with time and quality.

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HaydenWills

Joined September 2013

I am licensed builder with 20 years experience in all aspects of building work including renovations bathrooms, kitchens, new builds, maintenance and repairs. I strive for the highest standard through out all my jobs and will always listen to clients needs and offer advise on all queries. I pride myself on finding the most cost effective solutions for all the big and small projects.

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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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Safe N Sound

Joined January 2015

Safe N Sound Audio Visual is an electrical company, which specialises in home automation, audio visual and network solutions. We are based in West Auckland and have been operating for 10 years. Therefore our experience and expertise will ensure you are left with a system that combines quality, innovation and practicality. If you're looking for qualified electricians, we can manage your electri...

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Building Lifestyles Ltd

Joined March 2019

With over 65 years of experience amongst our team, we have been building and renovating homes within the Auckland region. While we specialise in major renovations and new architectural builds, we also do smaller jobs from time to time when our time frames allow. We pride ourselves on being professional, hardworking and always try to exceed your expectations. We are Licensed Building Practitio...

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