TradesBuilding › Whangarei

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

Roo — I have been in the building industry for the last 15 years and have just completed my certificate in carpentry at NorthTec.

I returned to NZ in Jan 2009 after spending 7 years in the U.K building on my own and also with a NZ owned construction company.

My jobs have ranged from carports, garages, houses, extensions, decks, lofts, shopping centers, fit-outs, roofing, shingling, cabinet making, kitchen installation, laying of floors.

Am available for free quotes in the Northland area. I...
Craig — We are based in the Ruakaka/ Bream Bay/ Waipu area & specialise in all resdential & light commercial work with no job to big or small.
We are a small team of 3-6 guys and happy to offer a free no obligation quote. Please visit our website or contact Craig today. A member of Certified Builders.

Reviews of tradespeople

Re roof a bungalow
11th July 2010
My comment for all of the contractors is: I am busy and I went to the trouble of registering my interest. Rootrades did try 3 times and left a cell number (once) that didn't work. The rest didn't do that much. I have moved on to another way of fixing my problem (repaint).
view full review

Recent Jobs in Whangarei

Job #81200
The basement is mostly 'built and closed in . I want the open section walled/closed off so that my cats cannot get to the dirt.

Job #67622
I need a builder to put a hole into the wall so we can vent a dryer to the outside. I have a 125mm diameter vent but have no experience with putting a round hole into a brick wall. Can you tell me what would cost to…

Job #61897
Install internal architraves and sill/other for french doors, window and door. Dimensions for the window are: 2540w x 1915h Dimensions for the French doors are: 2000h x 3175w Quote on painting and installing…

Job #46945
I am wanting to get a low deck built as soon as possible. We will move spa pool and have deck just above concrete pad and across grass area shown in photo. Spa pool will sit on new deck. The ground slopes slightly and…

Job #31872
2x interior 1m x 2.2m walls to be removed, tidied up as necessary afterwards. May or may not be load bearing - house plans available upon request. Floor not an issue as will be re-carpeted soon after.

Job #27054
Hi I am needing a couple of people to assist with putting up some pellet walls which will go up inside a marquee. This is for a site display at the Whangarei Summer show. The site is 10 x 10 photos attached with what…

Job #11112
fit new shower cubicle - prefer a readymade storebought one plumb in my freestanding vanity that I already have. Retile some areas. Hopefully take out a small dividing wall in bathroom, hopefully move some plumbing…

Job #8581
We have a list of repairs required to be able to obtain a code of compliance for a 1995 hardiplank house with alumnium windows. These include but are not limited to: 1. scribers required to all joinery and garage door…

Job #6170
The driveway of our rental is due for an upgrade. It has always been loose metal and a real pain as the drive kicks up to the road, and loose metal builds up in a pile as the rain washes it down. As I am in…

Job #4966
need to built a sleepout 6m x 4m sleepout with one bedroom walk in wardrobe and office need prices this job is ready to start this sleepout will be mono pitched design will be same as the one in the picture shell…

A1 home, it wil be a brick home so looking for someone who is quailfied and has there lbp. So first part will be putting up frames and truses ready for roofers. I am avaible when you need a hand as im self emplyed. I…


Builder / handyman required for 3 projects. 1. Finish renovations on house 1. 2. Take house 2 from lockup stage to completion. 3. Repair garage / sleepout water damage.


At the rear of a section we have purchased we would like to build a 13 x 9 shed over an area that currently has a drip field on it There is already a 4 bedroom house with a shed onsite. I have found a kitset shed…


I need LBP builder labour help to build 5 bay shed (shed has been upgrade designed to 2 bedroom residential dwelling). I am going for owner builder but due to time pressure I would like to work with builder to get the…


I want to create an enclosed indoor/outdoor living space by extending the existing roof line over a deck measuring approx. 20 square metres. The extension to be in keeping with the style of the house which is a 1920s…


Join thousands of happy homeowners, post your job & receive online quotes from tradesmen with genuine reviews.