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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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”

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”

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House painting

Posted 1 year ago

Need a double storey house stained. Will supply the stain.

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Full House Paint

Posted 1 year ago

Full house paint for single story house in Leithfield, North Canterbury. Will not require the roof painted. Need itemized quote for the following: House including guttering 120sqm Garage/external office 9x6m approx. (2 sides only) Outdoor play house Planter boxes surrounding deck

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Minor plaster and paint

Posted 1 year ago

I have one crack above an interior door in our house. It starts in the left corner of the door and is about 20cm long. I need someone urgently to plaster and paint the small area. I have the same colour paint onsite. Very urgent. Needs to be done prior to Wednesday as the property has sold and will affect the settlement. Happy to pay more because this is urgent.

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Exterior and Interior Painting

Posted 2 years ago

Interior painting to be done, in Commerical renovation and Addition, Approx ... interior and exterior doors and window/door reveals etc. Want m2 rate please, Must be able to start 1Feb

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Freshen up

Posted 7 months ago

Purchasing a home in Leithfield that needs some interior freshen up. Possession date 18 January 2019 so would love to get Lounge and Living area painting done as soon as possible after this date.

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Painter

Posted 11 years ago

Qualified/experienced painters (x4) for new home in hanmer

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Interior paint - whole house

Posted 3 months ago

We need the interior walls of 5 bedroom house (5km outside amberley) repainted. Furniture will be minimal as we are moving in and want the painting done first thing. One neutral colour throughout, low ceiling house. Timeframe: hoping to meet on site for quote first week of May and get the job done as soon as possible after that so that we can unpack boxes.

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Roof painting

Posted 9 years ago

Existing coloursteel roof requires repainting approx 250m2

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Interior house painting

Posted 6 years ago

I am requiring a quote to paint a two bedroom rental flat in Amberley. Must be able to start work around 21 January 2013.

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Refresh after tenants

Posted 1 month ago

One bedroom The hall Ceiling in ensuite. New tenant moving in 4.7.19. Just need quick coat to freshen place up.

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Painting House Roof

Posted 6 years ago

We would like a quote from a skilled tradesman to repaint our iron roof

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Prep and paper hanging

Posted 5 months ago

Lounge kitchen and dining room, remove current paper on walls (half done already) prep walls ( fill small holes etc) wallpaper replace and paint skirtings etc

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Interior painting and tiling

Posted 1 year ago

Interior re-painting due to earthquake damage. Mostly just repairing minor cracking - so plastering and repaint. We also have some tiles that need to be laid in a bathroom. Both these jobs are in a very small, basic bach in the Lewis Pass - at the Engineers Camp on the main road. Given the location, there's the option of staying at the bach while the work is in progress - great location with the river, fishing, tramping on hand.

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Painting interior of house

Posted 4 years ago

I'm listing this on behalf of the social club at my work. We have a holiday home in Hanmer Springs which is in need of a bit of interior painting work, mainly ceilings. We have tried, without any luck, to find a local painter in Hanmer for this work. The cost of sending a painter from ChCh or other areas is very costly, so what I'm hoping to find is a painter close to Hanmer that isn't going to cost the earth on travel, or one from somewhere else that would be willing to do the work in retur...

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Hanmer House earthquake repairs interior gib stopping and painting

Posted 2 years ago

Repairs to cracked interior Gib lining and painting whole house in Hanmer Springs. Please phone me to arrange a time to view to quote ... .

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Harditex plastering

Posted 9 years ago

Existing 1st floor harditex joints are failing & need repair,also interested in fitting mouldings to sills & sides,will need re-coating or painting

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Interior Painting

Posted 2 years ago

Interior painting to be done, in Commerical renovation and Addition, Approx ... interior and exterior doors and window/door reveals etc. Want m2 rate please

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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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Apex Decorating Ltd

Joined November 2017

Experienced Painter and Interior Plasterer With free Quotes and affordable rates, we strive for excellence in all aspects! Whether you have a rental that needs a freshen up or the family home requires a High-quality finish You can trust that your project will be carried out in a timely fashion, with respect to your property our number one priority.

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Mulholland painting solutions

Joined January 2016

Over 20 years experience in painting. Good quality for a reasonable price!! I've been in the painting industry since 1993. Worked for a big and a few small companies. Till 2004, when lots of painters lost their job in the Netherlands. The decision was made and I started up my own. The work included glazing as well , so as interior/exterior painting and wallpapering. In 2013 my family and I mo...

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BMD Construction

Joined January 2019

Welcome to BMD Construction. With over 50 years combined building experience we can take care of your project, from design right through to completion. We are experienced in everything from multi storey apartment complex's right through to complete shop and bar fitouts with dozens of big brand fitouts all over New Zealand to our credit. Our experience also extends to new builds and nevova...

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Burrowes Brothers Painting

Joined January 2015

We are a family run business that specialises in all types of painting and decorating. We are skilled in a wide variety of work including residential homes, commercial projects, new builds, roof spraying, paper hanging and the application of specialised products. We lead clean lifestyles and have no history of criminal convictions, drug use or smoking. We are family men that take our honesty, fair...

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit gintas.co.nz

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Holcroft roofing

Joined August 2014

Hi,My name is Ray. I provide an excellent roofing service through out Christchurch.I've got over 20 years experience in the roofing industry. I'm a second generation roofer. I specialise in tile and slate. But I also work with pressed metal tile and ceader shingle and im a registered installer for ardex to install butynol rubber. Im LBP registered. I've been living in Christchurch for almost...

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Kyle Reuben Painting

Joined March 2017

Hi, I have vast experience in all aspects of interior and exterior painting from modern, architectural new builds to renovated character homes and commercial premises. We also cover all aspects of fences and decks. I have a team of professional painters who pride themselves on their work and ensure deadlines are met. A quality job done well is paramount for us. I look forward to providing low pri...

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Porter Brothers Painting

Joined May 2017

Experienced local small painting team available for all of your painting needs. From new builds to renovations, interior to exterior, we have the equipment, know how and skills for it all! Contact Jeremy now for your free quote.

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Painting Solutions 2006 Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi. We are a family run, highly experienced professional painting company celebrating 10 yrs of superior service in Canterbury. We have over 20 years painting and industry experience both in NZ and abroad. We do everything from water blasting, plastering, paper hanging to painting and at a quality you can trust. We pay attention to detail, always deliver quality and never cut corners. We use qual...

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Radical Restorations Painting & Decorating

Joined January 2015

We specialize in residential re paints including character homes, roofs new builds, plastering, spray painting We are a fully insured, friendly qualified team with over 20 years experience we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget and on time. We provide a free colour consultancy service. We have client testimonials available on request. Don't hesitate giv...

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Fine line Painting and Paperhanging ltd

Joined August 2016

Trade Qualified Painter and Paperhanger with 28 yrs experience. Attention to detail is my specialty For all your needs: Interior / Exterior painting of new and old homes All wallpapering finishes Plastering and minor repairs No job to big or small, prompt and reliable service References available on request

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Shane Stott Painting Contrators

Joined July 2019

Hi, we have been in the painting & decorating trade for over 20 years and been members of the Master Painters in both New Zealand. We specialise in all aspects of painting including wallpapering and renovations and new homes as well as commercial work so no job to big or small. We pride ourselves on been professional and meeting deadlines for all projects and take pride with providing competit...

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JJ Painters and Decorating Ltd

Joined November 2015

Hi we are a small team with high quality workmanship we complete jobs on time and are very tidy , we also do plastering/specialised coatings/spraying/wallpapering. We have been in the trade for 10 years Hi i have been painting for 12 years now and have done a lot of painting in the way learning a lot of skills along the way . I was Foreman of the Airport extension for 2 years which was all com...

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Wilshire Construction Ltd

Joined January 2019

We specialise in architectural builds, modern design and historical renovations. We pride ourselves on doing what others can’t, we will work with you, your architect and sub trades to achieve a finish we would be proud to come home to. Satisfaction is our main objective whilst delivering a beautiful finish on time and budget. Make your house the home you dream of, it’s just one phone call away...

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J S Construction site clean up ltd

Joined July 2016

Plastering From small renovations and earth quake repairs to new housing, J S Construction ia a small too man team who pride themselves on quality work in the Canterbury region, recently we have done 3 bathrooms in Hanmer Springs and 1 in Timaru, along with new housing in Christchurch. We also Cove when required and Machine sand. James's Mowing/Gardning Site/ house clean up/ Rubbish rem...

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TW Plastering and Building

Joined April 2015

I am a highly experienced builder with great attention to detail. I truly believe in making the customer happy, even if something is difficult to achieve, the homeowner comes first. I have a great track record of positive feedback, I have added some to the photos section. Please feel free to take a read, I am very proud of my work. Please search my business name in Facebook to see photos of pre...

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Focus Painting & Decorating

Joined March 2017

Hi, my name is Fernando, I am the owner of Focus, we've been painting and plastering new houses and renovating for the last 8 years. I have great experience in painting, punctual time frames, and I have great references from past jobs. My company is focused on jobs from small to large scales, we aim for the best results and client satisfaction. I do a variety of painting works at affordable price...

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Steve Lloyd Painting and Decorating

Joined December 2015

Hi. I am a Tradesman Painter and Decorator who has been in the trade for 20 years. I specialise in new homes as well as re decorating existing homes. There is no job to big or too small inside or out. With an eye for detail I leave the job as if it was my own home so if its Wallpapering, Gibstopping or Painting you are after give me a call.

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Dave Parker Builder

Joined June 2019

Hi I am a quilified carpenter with over 10 years experience in the building trade. I have had extensive experience in all types of residential work. While I have specialised in new homes, renovations and restorations. I also enjoy doing small jobs. I take great pride in all jobs I do big or small. So if you need a door fixed, a house built or anything in between I look forward to providing you wit...

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