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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering painting & decorating related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

Stage 6 Life Stages of Home Ownership - Caring For Your Home During Your 80s

Posted 07/12/17

Owning a home at any age is a commitment, but when you're caring for your home during your elderly years there are more things to consider... In our final article of our Home Ownership Article Series, we discuss the types of decisions you'll need to make and how to get the best value for

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Mid to Upper Range Bathroom Renovation Costs & Ideas

Posted 24/09/14

Bathroom renovation series - The mid-range bathroom renovation. Part three in a four-part series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets and what you need to help you plan your bathroom renovation. Mid-range bathroom renovation costs ($12,000 t

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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Decorating a Child's Bedroom? Here's Some Great Tips!

Posted 28/03/17

Decorating your child's bedroom can be an enjoyable, yet challenging task. We share some tips on how to get the best out of decorating this room... Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedro

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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Painters and Decorators - What They Do and How to Find a Good One

Posted 28/06/18

Hiring a quality painter can feel like a daunting task, especially when it comes to a big project. But it needn't be.... There's a key step right at the beginning that can almost guarantee finding the perfect painter/decorator for your job, and that's carrying out detailed research on an

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Bathroom Renovation Cost & Getting Started

Posted 10/09/14

If you’re thinking about undertaking a bathroom renovation, then you’ll no doubt be considering what you want to achieve by doing so.  Whether it’s updating the look, increasing resale value or adding functionality, amenities and storage, the scope of your bathroom renovation project will depend

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Budget Bathroom Renovation Costs - What You Can Expect

Posted 17/09/14

Bathroom renovation series - The Budget bathroom renovation. Part two in a four-part series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets, and tips to help plan your bathroom renovation. The basic budget bathroom renovation (from $3000-$12000)

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Homeowners Guide to Summer Proofing Your Deck

Posted 23/02/17

Our skin isn't the only thing that needs to protecting from the harsh New Zealand sun, our decking needs to protection too. To keep your deck looking great, we’ve put together this handy guide on summer proofing your deck... How to keep your deck looking like new Summer brings more traffic

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Deluxe Bathroom Renovation Costs - What You'll Get for $30,000+

Posted 01/10/14

Bathroom renovation series - The deluxe bathroom renovation. One in a series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets. The deluxe bathroom renovation $30,000 to $100,000+ The deluxe bathroom renovation may also be known as a full gut job. There

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Women in Trade - S & B Painters and Decorators, Cambridge

We speak with some of our Builderscrack tradeswomen to find out their stories of working in the trades. First up is Sam Cotton, owner of S & B Painters and Decorators, based in Cambridge... Sam learnt her skills early in life, "my father was a painter and taught me most of the skills I have - working with tools, painting and building". She credits her forward-thinking parents for giving her the unwavering belief she can do anything. While studying at university for her Physical Education degree, Sam took on building and painting jobs to support herself. She continued her trade work in between her sporting work over the following years. Eventually starting up and running her own company, aptly named "Jill of All Trades". She ran this up until she became pregnant with her son. After some time off to be a mum, Sam got back to it, starting up a new business - this time focused solely on painting and decorating. Most recently, she moved to Cambridge for her son to purs

Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A simple colour update for her garage doors was all that one homeowner wanted. But it proved a little easier said than done until a “can do” tradie was found... The Job Paulette wanted to update the colour of her metal garage doors from what she called a “bland new denim blue” to a more striking ebony black. The Challenge Paulette contacted the garage door company to find out if, and how, the colour could be changed. They came back with two options; replacing the doors entirely at great expense; or powder coating at a cost not much less than new doors, and required them being taken away for two to three weeks. The Solution Not satisfied with these options, Paulette turned to builderscrack.co.nz to see if there were any other options. She already trusted the platform, having used it in the past to find some great tradies. For Paulette, the “ease of use is the best thing”, going on to say that “once you’ve used it the first time, it’s easy to go back and use again” and

Women in Trade - S & B Painters and Decorators, Cambridge

We speak with some of our Builderscrack tradeswomen to find out their stories of working in the trades. First up is Sam Cotton, owner of S & B Painters and Decorators, based in Cambridge... Sam learnt her skills early in life, "my father was a painter and taught me most of the skills I have - working with tools, painting and building". She credits her forward-thinking parents for giving her the unwavering belief she can do anything. While studying at university for her Physical Education degree, Sam took on building and painting jobs to support herself. She continued her trade work in between her sporting work over the following years. Eventually starting up and running her own company, aptly named "Jill of All Trades". She ran this up until she became pregnant with her son. After some time off to be a mum, Sam got back to it, starting up a new business - this time focused solely on painting and decorating. Most recently, she moved to Cambridge for her son to purs

Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A simple colour update for her garage doors was all that one homeowner wanted. But it proved a little easier said than done until a “can do” tradie was found... The Job Paulette wanted to update the colour of her metal garage doors from what she called a “bland new denim blue” to a more striking ebony black. The Challenge Paulette contacted the garage door company to find out if, and how, the colour could be changed. They came back with two options; replacing the doors entirely at great expense; or powder coating at a cost not much less than new doors, and required them being taken away for two to three weeks. The Solution Not satisfied with these options, Paulette turned to builderscrack.co.nz to see if there were any other options. She already trusted the platform, having used it in the past to find some great tradies. For Paulette, the “ease of use is the best thing”, going on to say that “once you’ve used it the first time, it’s easy to go back and use again” and

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Paint exterior house (90sqm)

Posted 5 years ago

Weatherboards only - windows and roof already done. Paint provided by us. All one level - easy access. Existing paint in average condition - minor stripping needed.

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1920's cottage needs a face lift.

Posted 9 months ago

I have a 1920s cottage that is well over due being painted. Likely to need some remedial wood work done as well as part of the preparation for painting. The Windows have been recently retro fitted double glazed an also need painting. Please indicate when you could start the job/availability.

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Roof painting

Posted 1 year ago

We have a 1960's house with a small extension. We are looking for someone to paint the roof/ assess the viability of the roof. And to add new guttering. Roofing is our priority but depending on cost we will consider painting as well. Anna

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HOUSE PAINT

Posted 4 years ago

WATERBLAST AND RUB DOWN OLD PAINT,WEATHERPROOF BOARDS AND PAINT HOUSE

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Dixon's Do-up

Posted 3 years ago

150 square meter house and separate double garage. We want the house, and roof painted. Traditional 1950s weather board.

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Exterior house paint & interior wallpaper

Posted 6 years ago

Hi, our rental is in need of a good exterior prepare and paint job. Also kitchen, dining room, hallway, living room and two bedrooms require stripping and papering.

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White walls please

Posted 3 years ago

We're looking to have 4 rooms and a hallway painted white. Walls are currently colours so need undercoating prior to painting. Would love you to come and quote/measure please. Thanks in advance, Cimone

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House and Roof Repainted and Stained, Inside and Out!

Posted 9 months ago

Our house which is cedar needs restaining - all window frames and edging painted, and the roof also needs to be repainted. We would like to go for black if we can get a heat resistant paint and stain. We have a 170m2 two storied house with gabled ceilings which are quite high at the apex. We are also looking at painting the interior in white - but leaving the woodwork and exposed beams. Attached is a photo of the lounge so you can see the beams - we would like in between the beams painted...

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Paint Roof + front of garage

Posted 5 years ago

Hi there I am after a quote to paint our roof plus front side of garage at 27 Frederick St, Carterton. Single story, tin roof. Thanks

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Stop, Sand & paint interior of 3 bedroom house

Posted 5 years ago

Stop & sand existing gib board (existing wall paper stripped). Paint 3 bedrooms, hall, dining area, kitchen, lounge, laundry & bathroom. Building footprint approx 90 m2. Clear coat to doors & skirtings. Windows require prep & application of semi gloss paint.

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Paint house ceilings

Posted 2 years ago

Hi there - My house is 170m2 and I would like to paint all the ceiling, beams and walls white. I would like a quote for just the ceilings and beams, and then another for the whole job. Ive attached photos of the ceilings as about 3/4 of the house are high gable ceilings, and the remainder are flat.

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Exterior house and roof painting

Posted 3 years ago

We have a traditional 1950's weather board house that needs the exterior and roof painting. The floor area of the house is 150 square metres

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Olive house

Posted 1 year ago

My home was built in 2009 and needs touch-up work in places. I am looking for someone to do only two or three weeks, possibly more, of maintenance work but it can be spread over quite a few weeks. I am advertising now in order to line someone up to begin work at the end of September or early October. The job is basically external painting and oiling: • Remove lichen and oil barge boards (on upper story of two–story house) • paint the car port ceiling • remove mould and paint soffits al...

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Simon and Vanessa smith

Posted 7 months ago

Bathroom, toilet, hallway, laundry and a bedroom

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Paint me - exterior

Posted 2 years ago

I have a two story house that needs painting. The outside is cedar weatherboard, it will need a fair bit of prep work before painting, the paint is starting to crack in places. The house is 160 m2 total and the levels are the same size, so about a 80 m2 foot print. The side with the back door is stonework so does not need painting (bottom level). Also single garage needs painting to match.

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Seniors club

Posted 1 year ago

I need the outside weatherboards painted on the front and side of the building and the other side wall and the back wall are concrete blocks that require painting and then all of the walls internally the building size is 160 m2 and there is a verandah at the front that needs to be done also

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Polyurethaning stripped living room sash windows

Posted 5 years ago

I have stripped the three (one single and one double) 1906 sash windows in my living room and now they just need (interior) polyurethaning but I am snowed under with my own work for the next couple of months. Most of my stripped wood I'm just oiling but I want the windows polyurethaned for weathertightness. I even have the polyurethane all bought. How much would it cost to hire someone to do a good job on this for me within, say, the next month?

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Indian Taj Restaurant

Posted 2 years ago

Three walls painted inside the restaurant and roof as well

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Prep and Paint House Exterior and Roof

Posted 5 years ago

My house is on the smallish side. Roof needs to be treated for rust in one small area, then prepped and painted. House is 95% cladding, this just needs painting, as has already been waterblasted. Higher areas will need sanding, preparation and painting as paint is peeling off but relatively small areas. I will supply all paint.

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Painting

Posted 2 years ago

Paint all timber on a double garage and a house both are stucco that does not need painting

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Seamless Coatings

Joined September 2010

We specialise in Monolithic buildings. We have a great unique system ; Seal n'Paint that uses the best watertight membrane available ; BLUE BARRIER WRAP Seal n'Paint has 2 options 1. Full Blue Barrier Wrap- attention to cracking and texture repair, Link primer , and 2 coats of elastomeric paint coating to most colours. This is a complete system designed for the bes...

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Masterton Maintenance Man

Joined February 2017

Hi, I've been renovating homes for 20 years now, and now specialise as a handyman tackling most jobs. I can tile, paint, wallpaper, re-clad houses, fix locks, spruce up gardens, replace, repair and re-stain decks and patios. I can also repair or replace gutters, and clean up the outside of properties. No job too small, but a minimum of two hours (make a list of the jobs) when I arrive. RENTAL PR...

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RPS Renovations

Joined February 2018

RPS Renovations A Business based upon a one stop shop. With 15+ years personal experience in Plastering, Painting and Building works wecan take care of all building needs from Design to completion. All Building & Maintenance works big or small, Full home Renovations, bathroom, kitchens we can take care of all your home building projects. Even the odd small jobs around the house. I can...

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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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Franceschini plastering

Joined August 2016

Hello Everyone, I have been plastering now for 18 years , both in Auckland and Melbourne . I base myself in in Napier and Palmerston North where my family live . I pride my self on being reliable, hard working and exceeding the clients expectation . Please read my reviews for conformation. Look forward to hearing from you . Kind Regards Deane Franceschini

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Deluxe Trade Services

Joined August 2017

Hi there, Deluxe Trade Services (DTS) specialises in house renovations and the finishing trades. We are a customer focused team and everything we do is to a professional standard no matter what the job. We offer a vast variety of trades from the beginning of the job right down to the paint finish. We promise that you will be 100% satisfied with our services and leave you feeling secure and happy w...

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Acquired Taste Limited

Joined January 2016

Hi I have been owner/operating my Property Improvement/ Maintenance business for 4 years and have completed various large landscaping and maintenance projects. These include building sheds, timber fencing, decks, boxed garden construction, paving, laying concrete paths and driveways. External and internal painting including wallpapering. I am certified to work at height using a harness for roof p...

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montado painting & Decorating 2014 Ltd

Joined March 2011

Hi I'm Fernando . I have 25 years experience painting and have a lot of excellent references . I am a responsible worker who takes pride in my work. I am experienced in interior and exterior painting and plastering. Also I do house washing and building. I would love to have the opportunity to give you a competitive quote. I will wash the house for free before the paint.

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Protrades Property Group

Joined August 2018

Hi, Protrades is a solution offering main Trades sectors needed to transform, install and protect customers assets. No obligation quotations with affordable costing plans. Call today to book us for your next rejuvenation project.

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adpainting

Joined May 2010

Hi there my names Arron Pahl and ive been painting for 15 years interior and exterior and i am willing to do free quotations no job too big or small. Very reasonable prices and cheaper than most trade painters. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

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Valley Landscaping and property maintenance

Joined January 2019

I Have been completing Landscaping, property maintaince and general construction projects as a business to a high standard for two years now whilst completing my nursing degree. I am very professional and hardworking and pride myself on honesty and quality.

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LM Painting and plastering

Joined October 2018

Hi there We at lmpp are a team of professionals who strive too do top notch work for our clients with over 10 years experience in the industry weather it's plastering or painting installation of cove skim coat gibstopping to a level 5 finish is always guarantee with our workmanship We are a team of qualified professional ready too get your job done from start too finish So try us ou...

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CKD Beaumont Roofing

Joined January 2013

For reliable roofing services in Palmerston North, we are your top choice. At CKD Beaumont Roofing we provide services for roof construction, roof repairs and roof maintenance, all at affordable rates, with workmanship you can trust. Our fully accredited team of professional roofers can consult with you directly to provide roofing solutions that work for you and your home or business. For more in...

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Tomas Painters Ltd

Joined April 2019

Marten has been in the painting industry for over 20 years and loves what he does. Whether it be simple touch ups or complete repaints, Interior or Exterior, he takes great pride in providing the best possible finish for any project in a quick, thorough and tidy manner.

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House & Co painters

Joined February 2018

Hi, I pride myself on the quality of my workmanship. I specialize in all aspects of interior/ exterior decorating including concrete pools. With over 10 years experience I guarantee that my workmanship is of a high standard. I am very flexible and work will work with you to bring your vision to life.. I look forward to working with you

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Hay Decorator

Joined September 2017

hey i have been painting my whole adult life and the last few years i have been working for myself, i promise i can beat any quote and quality in the wellington and kapiti coast area. I cover all types of painting work and go the extra mile to make the job look amazing,Im a very clean and tidy painter, give me the chance i promise you will be more then happy with the outcome.

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Wairarapa Handyman Services

Joined December 2018

Lifestyle Blocks, Residential or Commercial Properties. Free no-obligation quotes provided. Make a list of all the jobs you want to be completed and watch your to-do list disappear. Our work is absolutely guaranteed every-time. Any reason, or we'll make it right!

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Inside Out Property Maintenance

Joined August 2018

Hi if you are looking for a handyman to do those small jobs around the home or yard I would love to help, whether it’s a sqeeky door lock a sticking window or a broken fence or gate. Laying out paths, garden boxes house washing and water blasting.I can assist. I am a self taught handyman having done many renovation jobs on my own properties over the past 40 years. I am very fussy at what I do...

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SLA Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2018

We specialise in property maintenance, repairs and renovation, kitchen installation and bathroom renovation, tiled splashbacks and hearths, timber furniture and joinery repairs, painting and decorating, flatpack assembly, fence building and repairs and all general handyman services.

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Dans painting services

Joined March 2014

HI,I HAVE BEEN PAINTING FOR 20 YEARS, COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL.I'AM VERY PROFESSIONAL AND WORK HARD.I PRIDE MYSELF ON PROVIDING COMPETITIVE RATES AND THEN COMPLETING JOBS ON BUDGET.

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