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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

RPD Residential Property Developments Ltd — I've been crafting high quality luxury new homes and undertaking high quality major residential renovations for the last 23 years. I am a Licensed Building Practitioner with Carpentry and site 2, (this is the highest residential grade license you can achieve) confident with and allowing me to undertake complex architectural projects. We often work in with three very popular architects who recommend us as their number one preferred builders. We have also relied on our very strong word of mouth...
a1 construction — Ihave been building for over twenty years. we specialise in renovations,alterations decks, retaining walls ... are based in northland.
blud sweat & tears — Registered builders specializing in decking and verandah construction, roofing,disability alterations, painting/finishing work, plaster boarding and stopping, panel beating and rust repair, concrete work, tiling, landscaping, water blasting, rubbish and wreck removal and much more!
AB Contracting — Hi ive been building new houses and renovating for 15 plus years.Specializing in shop fit outs,kitchens,decks,bathrooms, renovations,and all aspects of building and maintenance,including painting..No job too small.Servicing Whangarei,and Whangarei Heads area.
Kitchens2000 — We are one of New Zealand's leading Kitchen Renovators and Builders
​Our combined team experience within the Kitchen business exceeds over 25 years. We design, install and supply cabinets, counter-tops and appliances for a wide range of clients who want the best in elegance and taste in kitchen design.
Larsen Contractors Limited — We are a small family owed business and have been in operation for over 30 years.
We specialise in all areas of building relocations from relocating buildings, new foundations, house lifts, repiling, all building work from new decks, retaining walls, demolition and everything in between. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on time and on budget. No job is too big or to small. We look forward to helping you complete your project.

Reviews of tradespeople

Shower repair

25th September 2010

“Very quick to respond and answer queries, very professional. Was very impressed with job done as well. Would definitely use again for future jobs. Shower looks great, thanks Scott”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Trade reply: Nice people to work for and thanks for the 5 out of 5 rating in all areas.. The job price did go up as we replaced the whole bathroom floor with H3.2 Ply, as discussed and agreed with Andrew the owner for future protection. We also accepted split payments to make things easier for them. Glad they are happy which is always our aim.Thanks for this small project, we hope you enjoy it for many years. We would be happy to work for Andrew or his friends and family again. Cheers Scott

concrete garage floor

10th December 2013

“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

Trade 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.

“Very easy to deal with.”

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.

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

“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

Trade 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

Recent Jobs in Whangarei

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…

Job #92052
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 #90908
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 #87951
Concrete removal. Already broken up. Requires bobcat with 3in1 bucket and tip truck. Approx 2cbm or 2 ton. Kamo. Prefer Tue or weds

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…

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