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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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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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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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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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Homeowners Guide to Summer Proofing Your Deck

Posted 23/02/17

Our skin isn't the only thing that needs protecting from the harsh New Zealand sun, our decking needs 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 and o

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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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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

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

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Exterior house painter required

Posted 4 months ago

House painter required. Some parts need to be stripped back to weatherboard. Wanting quotes plse asap.

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1920's cottage needs a face lift.

Posted 1 year 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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White walls please

Posted 4 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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Indian Taj Restaurant

Posted 3 years ago

Three walls painted inside the restaurant and roof as well

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Painting the study

Posted 5 months ago

We need our study to be painted. It is 12x16. The job is painting wallpapered walls, windows, skirting boards, door surrounds, door and the ceiling. We would like the job done before Christmas if possible.

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HOUSE PAINT

Posted 5 years ago

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

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Paint house ceilings

Posted 3 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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Olive house

Posted 2 years 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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Dixon's Do-up

Posted 4 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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Seniors club

Posted 2 years 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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Paint me - exterior

Posted 3 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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Roof painting

Posted 2 years 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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Prep and Paint House Exterior and Roof

Posted 6 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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Rosie Smith

Posted 1 year ago

Interior painting of walls in lounge, living, kitchen , dining area .High stud height so mobile scaff will be needed 3mtr + height.

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Exterior house and roof painting

Posted 4 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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Paint interior wall of new-build

Posted 6 months ago

We are looking for someone to work around tradies on-site to paint an interior floating wall. Dimensions are 2350 wide, by 2400 tall, by 420 deep. Two sides and two ends to be painted. Has been sanded for painting, we have just run out of time. To be completed by 19 November if possible.

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Lounge

Posted 4 months ago

Repaint lounge / kitchen / bedroom

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Simon and Vanessa smith

Posted 1 year ago

Bathroom, toilet, hallway, laundry and a bedroom

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Painting

Posted 3 years ago

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

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House and Roof Repainted and Stained, Inside and Out!

Posted 1 year 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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Seamless Coatings

Joined September 2010

We specialise in Monolithic buildings. ( these are the plaster style houses ) We have a great unique system ; Seal n'Paint that uses the best watertight membrane available ; BLUE BARRIER WRAP No one else comes close to this comprehensive maintenance system! Seal n'Paint has 2 options 1. Full Blue Barrier Wrap- attention to cracking and texture repair, Link primer , and 2 coats o...

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AWARD Decorating Limited

Joined February 2019

We are a Wairarapa based company providing painting & decorating services including exterior & interior painting, plastering, wallpaper hanging and light building alterations.

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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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RJ'S Building Services Ltd

Joined May 2010

At Rjs building services we carry all aspects off building work from building your new house from the ground up to fixing small leaks. So feel free to give us a ring.

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Riteway Waterproofing Ltd

Joined August 2019

Riteway waterproofing Ltd has been involved with the building / waterproofing industry for over 20 years . We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and a quality water tight solution, for your home or commercial building, from roofs to decks to basements. See our website riteway waterproofing.nz

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Power&keane

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are a residential/commercial building cleaning company specialising in Exterior building washes. We are very reliable and will always get the job completed on time. We also offer gutter cleaning, window cleaning, driveway/surface cleaning and Moss removal. We pride ourselves on our competitive pricing and will always come look at the job before giving a final price. We also provide prop...

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Back yard to boulevard renovations

Joined October 2016

We have you covered from the backyard through to the boulevard, if your looking to give your property a make over we can help, our extensive services include interior/ exterior plaster paint work, timber retaining walls and fences, brick, block and stone work concrete stairs and pathways, water blasting tree removal, and property maintenance. Our team work as a positive, structured group combinin...

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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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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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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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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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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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ONCORE MANAWATU

Joined April 2020

Home Maintenance in Palmerston North Oncore’s Palmerston North team is happy to support you with any and all property maintenance and repair work you need! Oncore is New Zealand's leading team for residential and commercial repairs, maintenance, insurance work, and installations. The Oncore process ensures your project is delivered to a high standard, on time and within your budget. From...

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Holmes Renovations

Joined March 2015

Hi, I'm a professional home renovator specialising in whole house renovations. When I don't have a house on the go I like to fit in smaller jobs to keep myself busy. If you want someone who is reliable, hard working and takes pride in their work, then I'd be happy to help.

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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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Te Ao decorators and Maintenance

Joined January 2019

We are a local family owned business that like to pride ourselves in all aspects of the painting & maintenance trade interior/exterior commercial & residential new & restoration work .We aim to give our clients our absolute attention in keeping our standards as high as possible with consulting & mapping out the task ahead with our team.Knowledge & experience is always key with a good communication...

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Rob Glanville decorating

Joined May 2019

For free no obligation quotes please contact me anytime on 0275600092 .l am prepared to travel anywhere in the wairarapa and don't mind doing small jobs

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PMSW

Joined August 2019

We do it all "Property Maintenance Services Wellington" is a family run business specializing in a range of services such as: General Construction, Building Inspections, Earth Works, Painting, Concreting, Property Cleaning and Grounds Maintenance. We network with other professional contractors to assist with any specific property maintenance needs you may have, leaving you stress free wit...

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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

We do building/painting/plaster and landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We strive on going above and beyond for our clients. So please feel free to get in touch for any up coming project we can help you with thanks.

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JAMAP Property Maintenance Limited

Joined September 2017

Hi, we specialise in general handyman, property maintenance tasks and general plumbing advice. We also offer a bathroom design service. We are very professional and work hard to meet customer deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. Give us a try - you won't be disappointed.

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