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Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in New Zealand Homes

One of the most popular selling points of a kiwi home is the indoor outdoor flow. Whether you’re thinking of selling or just want to realise the potential of your home and the plot it stands on, considering indoor outdoor flow is important. The secret to unlocking the potential of both spaces is blurring the boundaries between inside and outside. This works regardless of the size of your garden compared to the size of your home. Select from our great ideas below to improve indoor outdoor… (view full article)

The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

The tiny home movement has definitely come to New Zealand, especially since the Christchurch earthquakes which have seen kiwis both living out of and doing business out of remodelled containers. But why has the tiny house movement gained so much traction and caused excitement lately? Is it a genuine trend that’s both socially and economically advantageous or is it just the next not-so-big thing in house design? Since the mid 1940s we've seen the average size of a kiwi home almost double… (view full article)

Mid to Upper Range Bathroom Renovation Costs & Ideas

This is part three in a four part series where we’ll discuss what features to expect for $3,000 to $100,000-plus when undertaking bathroom renovations and what you need to help you plan your bathroom renovation. This week we're looking at bathroom renovation costs for: Mid Range Bathroom Renovation Costs ($12,000 to $30,000) Location, cost of labour and materials all play a part in the costing of a bathroom renovation.  The average bathroom renovation job in Auckland will definitely cost… (view full article)

Budget Bathroom Renovation Costs - what you can expect

Last week we discussed getting started with bathroom renovation costs.   Like all home renovation projects, there’s 3 levels of renovating: good, better and absolute best. In this series of #bathroom #renovation articles we’ll walk you through the basics regardless of your budget. This week: The Basic Budget Bathroom Renovation (from $3000-$12000) It’s likely you may not be able to move a lot of plumbing around, but you could replace and update fixtures and fittings off the shelf.… (view full article)

Global Day of Parents 2014: Is your home friendly & safe for your Mum & Dad?

The Global Day of Parents 2014 is observed on the 1st of June and provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship. People are living longer and with this may come a declining mental ability or physical mobility. Although retirement homes have their place, your aging parents most likely will prefer staying in their own homes for as long as possible. Even if… (view full article)

Walk in Shower or Wet Room? Consider the Benefits

The pressures of modern life have contributed towards us having hectic lifestyles, while we constantly rush around without time to relax and enjoy ourselves. Add to this the need to save money on heating and water, and you’ve got one of the biggest contributing reasons to the increased popularity of a walk in shower compared to a bath tub. If you want to be well-informed about the benefits of a walk in shower, then this article will help you. Always seek the expert assistance of a trusted… (view full article)

Featured Builders in Whangarei

mats engineering — ME – Mat’s Engineering is a leading general engineering contractor based in Kumeu Auckland.
Established in January 2014, with 12 year’s experience in the industry ME has successfully completed numerous scale jobs, from every day repairs to machinery to turnkey projects for many prestigious clients in all different engineering sectors including: Fonterra, DFE pharmaceutical, Matua Winery, Coopers Creek Winery, Brewery’s, Air New Zealand Cargo, Fletcher’s Steel Plant
Our commitment is to execu...
Paramount Construction 2004 Ltd — We are locally owned and have operated in the Northland area for the last 20 odd years. We have carried out renovations to bathrooms, kitchens etc as well as office fit outs and new additions. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We also carry out Insurance repairs to both residential and farm buildings including steel framed sheds. We design and build new industrial and farm sheds- the bigger the better. We are very professional and...
COASTSCAPE Premium Landscape Solutions — Hello, My name is Edward Foster and I’m the Team Leader for Coastscape, a premier company that provides a comprehensive suite of premium landscape solutions.

Coastscape has teams based in the North Shore, Whangarei and Bay of Islands delivering Landscape Design, Install and Maintenance Projects to the High End Residential and Commercial Sector's.

The team here at Coastscape would love you to engage with us, sample our unique difference, and learn about how our authentic, premium landscape...
Razorback enterprises ltd — I've been working in the construction/contracting /building/landscaping industry since i left the farming sector over fifteen years ago .I have been a hands-on foreman for several different companys. I've had lots of experience in everything from building retaining walls ,decks and fences to concreting (including exposed aggregate finishes) and asphalting .I have a good understanding of drainage and foundations ,I love gardening and am especially fond of native plants.I enjoy interaction with...
C4 Architects — Registered Architect
Jade Powell — Hi,We've been in the trade for over 25 years and covered all types of building, from housing to retaining walls, decking, leaky homes, maintenance, new builds etc.

Reviews of tradespeople

“Mat honestly advised that he would be the wrong person for the job once I described it to him.”

Draughtsman wanted

2nd August 2013
“David is a very good Architect however there are sometimes alternative ways of designing to achieve a more cost efficient result without compromising on quality. I discovered this as the job went on so perhaps a little more discussion with both builders and the Architect before committing to final drawings would provide informed decisions.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

“Very easy to deal with.”

“Very professional and keen. Well prepared.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

LBP Builder

8th March 2014
“He came to a site visit within two hours of contact, which was appreciated.”

Fix set of drawers

27th July 2010
“Awesome Handy Andy, will definitely use him again. Thanks Builder's Crack! Kia ora”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Trade reply: Thank you Freda. I was happy to be able to make the repair for you. Cheers.

Recent Jobs in Whangarei

Job #139457
My client has some BOH movable racking which needs some repairs. The fault lies underneath the unit and the shelving on one bay would need to be unloaded also to access the fault. It currently gets stuck about once a…

Job #138672
To start with we would like a quote for replacing rotten wood along concrete deck and around ranch slider in the front of house. Photos attached from building inspection. Photos show work needed doing.

Job #136348
1/Small room (possibly 2) needs insulating and lining. 2/ Closing in 2 alcoves. Framing, Gib, Doors required.

Job #135439
I would like a double garage (1 and 1/2 length ) with a shower & toilet. I also need a rainwater system and septic tank installed at the same time. Bare plot in Whananaki. We are currently offshore, but will work with…

Job #131546
7.3x6.3 Garage requires completion: Ceiling battons with man hole formation, wood set into steel C channel above garage door for fixing lining. removal and re installation of garage sectional door to enable wall…

Job #127734
Putting in French doors Putting gib on toilet wall and putting in window Getting sliding door for bath, currently a screen

Job #127081
Hello, I have a few little maintenance jobs for 95 Ruamanga Valley Road that I need help with this week please? These are tasks and some photos of the tasks: 1. Fix window in the second bedroom that does…

Job #123969
To build a Lean-to Carport coming from the side of house.With Iron roof but with a couple of Clear Polycarb for light. It will be approximately 3-4 wide x about 8 metres..but must view area to measure precise…

Job #123623
We require somebody to build and install a basic bed frame into an office space to make a day bed. The work involves removing a built in desk and constructing a basic bed frame and installing it into that space. The…

Job #121650
Hello - I would like some help please with replacing the timber studs at the base of my garage door at 95 Raumanga Valley Road.

Job #121644
Hello - I am after some general building maintenance and repair work to be completed on the front of the property at 95 Raumanga Valley Road being: 1) Fit additional timber support or fixing to the front timber…

Job #121637
Hello - I am after some general building maintenance and repair work to be completed on the front of the property at 95 Raumanga Valley Road being: 1) Fit additional timber support or fixing to the front timber…

Job #114710
We would like to remove the popcorn cielings in our Bach. Approximately 80sm.

Job #96222
Relocation of 2 windows in new house at lockup stage. Remove a triple slider entirely and put one of the windows in its position. Other window moving short distance from south wall to west wall.  Utility clad over old…

Job #95938
We are a Hamilton based manufacturing company looking at extending our installation network. This job is for 7 cubicles to be installed at a commercial construction site in Whangarei approx. 21/08/2015 This has…

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