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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest painting & decorating case studies

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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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A feature wall with a mural wallpaper

Posted 1 month ago

1 Wall feature. A Mural wallpaper to be hung. Zebra print. Paper is quite thick, almost like a thin vinyl type texture.. Hoping to have this job done asap - for son's birthday.

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Stain/varnish/restore interior windows

Posted 1 month ago

Hey, I’d like an idea of costs to restore and stain, or varnish the interior windows.

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Repair of damaged wall paper

Posted 6 months ago

Repair sections of damaged wall paper. Repair and wall paper hole in wall.

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Paint window framing/sills

Posted 2 months ago

Paint window framing/sills inside and outside, windows have had double glazing inserted and left mess around frames and sills, inside not bad, exterior will need more of a fix before painting

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Interior painting

Posted 6 months ago

we have 2 bedrooms a large lounge kitchen area and hallway to paint ceilings and walls

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Exterior painting

Posted 6 months ago

Repaint faded exterior walls. Garage front, front eve, side wall Rear of house

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Interior door painting

Posted 1 month ago

Paint supplied - interior doors needing painting x7

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Complete repaint of house interior

Posted 1 month ago

Approx 200sqm house interior. All one colour except ceiling.

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Big exterior paint job needed

Posted 2 months ago

House is going on the market asap. Location is Rangiotu. 170m2 house needs to be sanded and painted, front asap and the rest can be done over a few months. Front is under an eve and has already been sanded and primed. Already have some paint too but will need more. Scaffolding will be needed for the remaining sides of the house. Also some painting needed inside too but much smaller jobs.

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Ceiling painted

Posted 3 weeks ago

Kitchen /diner ceiling. About 12x4 meters

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Re decorating living areas

Posted 2 months ago

Re painting our enter way, lounge room and play room. We also have one wall of the lounge that will be a wallpapered feature wall. The lounge has cathedral ceiling, the high end is 4.9 m high. There is also a stairwell and upstairs hall way to be painted too.

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Repaint house roof

Posted 4 months ago

Clean and paint small single storey house roof

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Timber window painting

Posted 2 months ago

Prep and paint timber windows on 1960s house. Windows are in good condition. Vacant property ready for immediate start

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House painting - exterior

Posted 6 months ago

We would like to have the outside of our house painted so currently looking at affordable options as we do not have the time to do it ourselves

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Window sill painting

Posted 2 weeks ago

All of the internal window sills to be repainted.

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Paint n put new vanity in

Posted 3 months ago

Would like bathroom painted new mirror installed window sills painted new vanity in old one out,walls painted etc.

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Tidy up some exterior paint work

Posted 3 days ago

Weather board house requiring a little bit of painting maintenance on the exterior in parts. House has been painted in past with wattyl solar guard. Patches need a blast with the airless sprayer. I have the paint to do the job. Wanting the job done as soon as possible.

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Full internal painting

Posted 3 weeks ago

Asap, too get house ready for sale. Strip wall paper and paint or wall paper the entire house. The house is 190m square big

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Residential clean up - multiple jobs

Posted 2 months ago

Needing multiple jobs done - exterior house clean; bathroom & ensuite wallpaper stripped, prepared and walls painted; water-blast deck area; repair (rivots) tin shed door.

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Laundry/toilet plainting

Posted 2 months ago

I have a lanudry and toliet that needs painting. There is no flooring down and no appliances in the way. Just striat painting.

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Recent painting & decorating reviews

With over 173,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Trim Painting - Exterior and Interior

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sand and stain bathroom vanity top

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen/Dining area painting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Feilding Small Bathroom painting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Cullies

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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PN Painting Ltd

Joined July 2016

We are a Locally owned and operated, we have a staff of 5 so we can do the bigger jobs. We only use top quality Paint and we have years of experience to put it on, I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

Palmer construction is a well established building business with a passion for house renovation and all general building and property maintenance including painting.

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Essential Services Wellington trading as Property Solutions Wellington

Joined February 2017

Hi I provide quality maintenance solutions with prompt service and high quality workmanship a priority please read my reviews placed by satisfied customers. I look forward to meeting you assisting you with your needs. Jobs completed on time and on budget.

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montado painting & Decorating 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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Unit Handyman

Joined June 2020

With years of experience in home maintenance and engineering, we can help with your project with competitive price, no matter how big or small your plan is, we can make it happen for you!

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Express Property Maintenance Whakarongo Ltd

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're relatively new to the New Zealand market but have been operating in Australia since 2011. Specialising in Deck, Fence and retaining wall construction we also provide all aspects of property maintenance services from repairing holes in walls to fixing your guttering or mowing your lawn, we are your first choice in property maintenance whether private or commercial.

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Gutterman&cleaning services

Joined June 2014

30 years experience on roofs.I now specialize in gutter cleaning repairing and installing,Also i can do house,roof washing,painting and moss,mould spraying.All work fully guaranteed.FREE quotes,FAST service

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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

We are here for you. We specialise in exterior and interior decorating, and colour mixing for elegant and classic looks. We use quality paint. Our painters are skilled, competent hard workers. Integrity, quality, and skills are our strengths. Maxwell Painting and Design Your Assets Matter! polintellpainting.club

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ONCORE BUILDING MAINTENANCE

Joined April 2020

ONCORE Building Maintenance Service One call does it all. Oncore is New Zealand's leading team for residential and commercial repairs, maintenance, insurance work, and we service nationwide. The Oncore process ensures your project is delivered to a high standard, on time and within your budget. From your first consultation, through to project completion, Oncore provides one point of con...

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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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slpaintingdecorating

Joined October 2018

Hi there I'm a sole trader I'm hard working and will work to deadlines to bring a quality finish to every job I do. I have a lot of experience in interior/exterior/spray painting and roof spraying.

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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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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Manawatu/ Whanganui and Hawkes Bay Region regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioner) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope of work yo...

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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 and visit my website www. fpi.co.nz for conformation. Look forward to hearing from you . Kind Regards Deane...

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SchoCon

Joined July 2012

Focused on outdoor living, hard landscaping and renovations, but also the cliche "for all your building needs". Being in the building and construction arena for 18 years, LBP licensed and trade qualified we will make your ideas and dreams reality.

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Salvation construction Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hi I'm Alex. 7+ years in Painting and decorating. Experienced with anything from plastering to Painting, removing wall paper, full skim. Interior or exterior painting. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadline for project completing. Free competitive quotes. Would love to hear from you. Cheers.

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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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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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DKNZ Building & Construction

Joined August 2009

I am a licenced builder who has been in the building industry for 20 plus years. My skills and abilities are not just limited to new houses and renovation's. We carry out all aspects including, plastering, painting, tiling. I have worked on a wide variety of project's through-out New Zealand and Australia both big and small, ordinary and odd.I provide the total building experience which takes...

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Sinclair building services

Joined November 2018

Hi I’m Jared from Sinclair building services..I’m a relatively new company,I’m a young energetic motivated builder with a high level of detail to my work and finishings..I did my apprenticeship through A1 homes and Friday homes so I have a high knowledge of building to today’s standards and expectations,I also have had experience in leaky home repair/reclads and also small general building jobs we...

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