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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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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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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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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 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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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

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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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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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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Bathroom

Posted 4 months ago

Bathroom ceiling needs a good paint. Reasonably new bathroom, new gib ceiling. Not a big area, maybe 2 x 2m.

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Outside windows need painted #2

Posted 8 months ago

All the prep and bog and sanding is done.paint is brought just need someone to do the painting.windows only

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Interior painting

Posted 4 months ago

Starting off with lounge, kitchen and dining area for interior painting. Dining and lounge to have a featured wall.

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Hallway painting - quote please

Posted 3 months ago

I need the walls of hallway of my villa painted - 2 coats. (Excluding skirting boards and architrave. Measures 18 metres wide. 8.8 metres long and height of 3.1 metres with 6 doorways (Not needing doors painted - Just the walls. No serious prep / no primer needed. I already have purchased the paint.

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Exterior painting #2

Posted 1 month ago

Exterior painting job - basically entire house

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Wooden Window Maintanence

Posted 4 months ago

Hi all! I have 7 old wooden windows that need repaired/maintained. Some are probably fine with a bit of paint but some may require a bit more work (putty or whatever..) When I bought the house some of the windows were painted over, and they don't open, so maybe if that could be fixed that'd be great. Looking for a rough price per window inclusive of materials.

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Garage

Posted 3 months ago

Internal garage walls and celling. I will supply the paint.

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Wallpaper Kitchen

Posted 6 months ago

Basically it is ready to be sized and wallpapered. We have the wallpaper it is paste the paper type.

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Staining of Cedar Weatherboards before installation

Posted 4 months ago

Approx 1600m of 140x19 shiplap weatherboards arrived from supplier freshly bandsawn / profiled to be stained 1 coat of drydens wood oil. Everything provided, just labour required. To be done onsite inside 3 car garage. To be done within next 1-2 weeks and can start from thursday

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Mc coll exterior job

Posted 1 month ago

I am looking for a price to paint one coat under our home eves , labour only.

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Paint roof

Posted 1 month ago

Domestic house and garage with colour steel roof needs prepped and painted

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Window needs repaired and painted

Posted 1 month ago

I have a window that needs minor repair (scratches and dents) and re-painted. Timber window, 1.8 x 1.2

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Entranceway, Stairway, Hallway and Master Bedroom painting

Posted 4 months ago

I am looking to price up painting over existing wall paper in the entranceway, up the stairs and around the upstairs hallway. The masterbedroom and wardrobe also needs to be painted. The entranceway walls go up right to the ceiling of the second floor [vaulted type if you will] so scaffolding would likely be required. The existing wall cover is not bad just an awful colour. will also possibly look at painting the ceilings and the lounge

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Beauty Salon #2

Posted 6 months ago

We are coming to do a Fitout for our client and we are after a painting crew who is reliable and has a high quality workmanship as this will be a store that a lot of customers will see. Cheers

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Exterior painting

Posted 1 month ago

Exterior painting. Soffit, fascia

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INTERIOR PAINTING OF HOUSE

Posted 6 months ago

I NEED MY HOUSE REPAINTED INSIDE. ITS A 5 BEDROOM RENTAL PROPERTY. I NEED THE WORK DONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

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Decorating Renovation - wallpaper, paint, varnish and plaster

Posted 2 months ago

Require a quote for a decorating renovation. Existing walls are not in great condition. Looking to get the property up to a nice rental standard. Our builder will repair any existing holes. The required quote is to strip off old peeling wallpaper and prepare walls for new textured wallpaper. Stain blocker over old watermarks in the ceiling and paint. Varnish and paint existing door and window sill trims. Plaster over new bathroom gib boards (fitted by the builder) and paint. House is 100m2....

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Exterior paint job

Posted 4 months ago

Quote for painting the exterior of the house plus the garage and shed. Two colours. Charcoal roof and weatherboard feature plus charcoal bricks. White for the rest of the house.

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Double story exterior paint

Posted 8 months ago

I would like an estimate for painting a house I want to buy outside. It is a double story. Please contact me to discuss. Thanks.

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Outside Wood Windows

Posted 3 months ago

Wooden outside windows in a villa need sanded, repainted and puttied. Includes 2 large bay windows and four smaller ones.

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Recent painting & decorating reviews

With over 179,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Finish removing old paint and repaint fascia and gutter on side of house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Blank kitchen space needs painting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hallway painting - quote please

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Finish removing old paint and repaint fascia and gutter on side of house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Blank kitchen space needs painting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hallway painting - quote please

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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Images Unlimited

Joined January 2020

We are a full service signage company, handling every aspect from design through to manufacturing and installation. We offer a total range of signage options including both interior and exterior signage.

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Paintmasters

Joined March 2017

Trade qualified painting team.Seeking any job big or small! Will travel, competitive rates and free quotes. Experienced in various types of wall covering installation, all aspects of painting and decorating, competent in spray finishing, we also do any plastering/crack repairs. We work fast and efficiently - getting the job done right the first time! Can provide references of our work on request

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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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Bullot Contracting

Joined July 2013

We specialise in all aspects of fencing and building. With 19 years experience no job is to big or to small. Please call me today to discuss your next project. I have photos available of previous work that has been completed and I'm sure you will be impressed.

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Kept Under Wraps

Joined August 2015

We have been in the signwriting industry for many moons and have adapted to the changes in the industry. Our current focus is vinyl wrapping vehicles and we have launched a new business tapping into a niche market of wrapping heat pumps, and anything else you can imagine. We also have a firm grasp on anything else signage from design to installation to anything hand painted. We carry a current Sit...

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Urban Colour South

Joined December 2015

I have over 20 years in the trade and I am a qualified Painter Decorator having studied at Canterbury Polytechnic and completing my apprenticeship many years ago. My attention to detail is second to none and I pride myself in an extremely high level of workmanship, completed both quickly and efficiently. I worked as a paint sales representative for over 10 years so I also know what products to us...

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I M L

Joined September 2020

Hi I am a qualified joiner who has now branches out on my own I have over past 10 years done joinery, building , shop fitting , fencing and roofing. I pride my self on competitive quotes, good workmanship as well as clear communication and being very punctual with deadlines.

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Bobby Hammond painter decorator

Joined October 2016

Hi i am Bobby Hammond i am a tradesmen painter i have been painting 20 years. Roof painting own edge protection Exteriors .Interiors gib stopping, Fiber fuse sheeting for paint Finishes. wallpapering. very professional works in with home owner's satisfactions guarantee

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Jim and Sons Limited

Joined August 2012

We are a very freindly,company,passionate about getting it right for the customer. We have been in the building industry for over 30 years,covering alterations/addition,s through to new homes. We can manage a project ,if required. Maintance is also a big part of our buisness. Please check the website for area,s covered and services provided. Look forward to hearing from potential new cli...

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Putney Roofing Ltd

Joined April 2012

Hello I have been a qualified Roofer for the past 10 years and run a roofing contracting business in Central Otago. I am experienced in Long run roofing, cladding, fascia gutter and downpipes. In recent times the majority of my work has been in Queenstown. Most of my work has been done on residentual buildings however I have also worked on some large commercial projects, including the Dunedin Airp...

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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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Glide On Services Ltd

Joined January 2018

Welcome to Glide On Services Ltd. Southland Owned and Operated, we are the 'go to' specialists for all your Landscaping, interior/exterior Painting and Property Maintenance needs. With 15 years experience in the Trade and Construction industry we are well equipped to take care of the the projects you want done. From home repairs to home improvement through to a complete landscape makeover, we a...

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Woodfield Painting

Joined November 2012

We offer quality workmanship, priding ourselves on careful surface preparation and quality finished product. We offer professional service, and say what we're going to to, and do what we say we'll do. Specializing in repaints and renovations. Gib stopping services available as well as painting services.

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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder Truck Drivers,Machine Operators full licenced *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) and LBP *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool...

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Southland ceramic coatings

Joined September 2019

Hi I am a qualified painter and decorator with 20 years experience in the trade. I also have advanced trade certificate in painting and decorating. I am very professional and take pride in my work and only the best is good enough. I cover all aspects of the trade from interior and exterior painting, to spray painting and gib stopping. I also specialise in restoring glass that has hard water stain...

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MK Roofing & painting

Joined March 2017

Hi there, we are locally owned business who are passionate about our work. I have 12 years experience in all aspects of roofing and six years in painting trade qualified, we specialise in protective coatings colour steel, decormastic, concrete tiles, interior and exterior painting feature walls etc, we look forward to working with you

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Tom Dixon Painting

Joined July 2020

Tom Dixon Decorating has been servicing the Southland area for more then 40 years. We specialise in all aspects of the trade. We take pride in our work and believe every job should be finished to the highest standard that is why we have a small team of trade qualified tradesmen. We are members of the master painters association and site safe accredited and also have lead accreditation . We l...

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Southern Rope Access Ltd

Joined February 2019

We Specialise in cleaning and maintenance. This includes window cleaning, chem washing, abseil access, painting , and GIB stopping . Domestic and Commercial. We work in with any types of budget and pride ourselves on a professional prompt service.

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Blackwood Building

Joined November 2015

Qualified Builder licenced building practitioner. Specialise in residential and commercial builds. Also do renovations across Southland and Otago. Currently based in Queenstown. We also do painting and decorating. Blackwood Building is also proud to be a member of the Master Builders Association.

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