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Your guide to Building in Whangarei

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)

Reviews of Whangarei Builders

Pool Gate Woes

27th January 2017
Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5

“Mat did a great job in repairing our pool gate. Job was done within a few days of posting it on Builderscrack.
Communication was clear and he came when he said he would.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator


Workmanship4
Cost4
Schedule5
Communications5

“All work quoted via text so was able to decline/accept/re-negotiate as required. Overall, good job done and would engage again”

Work carried out by the owner/operator


Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5

“Highly recommend to everybody, excellent service. thanks Steve”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Reply: “thanks for great review a straight forward easy client to deal with cheers”


concrete garage floor

10th December 2013
Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5

“Our job was done within the timeframe stated and is entirely what we asked to be done.Very satisfied thanks Gavin.From Bruce & Kathy”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Reply: “It was a pleasure to do the job. Thankyou for your custom. Any time you need us, don't hesitate to make contact. Kind regards, Gavin/Bruno.”


Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5

“Professional from start to finish, within all aspects of the job. Offered more economic ways to provide what was wanted that enabled us to install all that was needed within one job as the cost was keep to minimum due to suggestions . Thank you Klay, you are our sparky.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Reply: “Thanks anneke for your review ,this is what my company has and will always do ,to ,is to make sure the customer is well informed and completely satisfied ,look forward to working with you again”


Laundry tiling

13th August 2015
Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5

“Gavin did an exceptional job. We are absolutely thrilled with the results and he was a delight to deal with. He was fast, polite, a great communicator, had great attention to detail, and the standard of his work was first class. We could not have been happier and could not rate the work highly enough. We are very happy to recommend him to others.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Recent jobs posted in Whangarei

Floor in toilet needs replacing. See photo. Negotiable on price not sure how much this job will cost. Thanks


I have a dream! It's a dream that my husband and I can find a reliable builder, that charges a fair price for a great job. In Auckland where we live, it would appear that we are more likely to see a pig take off…


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…


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.


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


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…


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…


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


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…


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…


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…


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


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…


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…


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