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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.

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

Posted 07/12/17

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

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Mid to Upper Range Bathroom Renovation Costs & Ideas

Posted 24/09/14

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

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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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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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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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Check out how homeowners like you are using Painters & Decorators on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

House painting

Posted 1 year ago

I need help painting my house. It’s a weatherboard bungalow. One slightly high side the rest are okay. I have some ladders and scaffolding.

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Windows

Posted 5 months ago

I have a large window and a small window needing painting as I'm getting g new curtains soon would be great to get them done asap.

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Two Rolls

Posted 8 months ago

A small wall in a laundry requires wallpapering......only two rolls of wallpaper. The wallpaper has a pattern. Lovely inside job that requires an expert (sadly not me). Be happy if the work could be done within the next three weeks.

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Re-painting

Posted 6 months ago

Recently painted weatherboards have some areas where the paint has bubbled and further preparation and re-painting is required

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Villa roof painting

Posted 2 weeks ago

paint has flaked on a couple of sides (karaka green ) would like to change colo ur to a dark grey. technically a single story but does sit on a gently sloping section.floor area is approx 120 sqm which includes the leanto at the back and a verandha . has mainly nailed sheets so a price for screws to b applied would be great too.

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Brittany Feder

Posted 10 months ago

My home needs another coat of black stain. Not sure last time previous owner stained it. Half of the job would be single-story work (back side of house). The front half of my house is two story but only half of it needs stain since the lower portion is metal.

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Roof painting and bitumen floor painting

Posted 6 months ago

Repaint concrete tiled roof and repaint bitumen floor of outside balcony.

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Exterior house painting

Posted 3 months ago

Three sides of the house need repainting

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60sqm house all ceilings

Posted 4 months ago

Painting ceilings white. They may need a wash first. Have had other quotes that say it looks like an easy job but everyone seems too busy. Can provide paint or you supply your own. Likely to have other work in the future if job is good.

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Green street Refresh

Posted 1 month ago

Interior painting of entire 3 bedroom home built 2006, including wall prep prior to painting, ceilings and walls. This home is lived in by my Mother and the property is managed by myself as trustee. Mum will need to vacant during the painting therefore we will need to book well in advance and before winter 2020.

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Stairwell

Posted 4 months ago

Only stairwell walls need painting. I've bought the paint already. ASAP please. (We've just bought house and because it was a rental before, stairwell needs a facelift.)

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External painting of wooden window frames

Posted 8 months ago

Need wooden window frames painted on our house. External. Water is ingressing in with driving rain.

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Exterior House Painting

Posted 10 months ago

Late 1950s single storey 3-bedroom house, stucco exterior, flat section. Preparation and repaint of stucco required. Two-tone (off-white and Dove grey). (Apologies for earlier post, website made job live prematurely.)

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Pre Sale tidy up

Posted 1 year ago

Have a 290 14 year old house. Repainted 18 months ago. Three boys live in house, so want the bumps and bruises repaired asap

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House Painting - Outside

Posted 1 year ago

Late 1950s single storey 3-bedroom house, stucco exterior, flat section. Preparation and repaint of stucco required. Please include details of tasks to be performed.

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Bonnet

Posted 6 months ago

Repair to paintwork of bonnet

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Exterior house painting

Posted 2 months ago

paint exterior of house - 2 storey height will require scaff - windows and guttering require attention

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15m2 ceiling in one bedroom

Posted 10 months ago

15m2 bedroom want ceiling repaint. Existing paint has winkles. Still have some leftover paint (2 buckets) in garage if can make use of. Please quote labor.

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Stucco in Cambria St

Posted 3 weeks ago

single story 1940's art deco stucco finish, wooden windows. Good substrate condition, some minor sanding and filling wooden windows, looking for an excellent paint job - I am fussy! Later in Autumn would work best.

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Paint Exterior House

Posted 3 weeks ago

Paint Exterior of House. Possibility of some repair work on the house required. Timing -Autumn 2020 - Spring 2020. Scaffolding required on 2 sides of the house.

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Recent painting & decorating reviews

With over 156,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

60sqm house all ceilings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Jen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window Frame Exterior Paint Job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Brittany Feder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Windows

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Precise Coatings limited

Joined January 2018

Precise Coatings LTD are a professional team specialising in all you're plastering needs. Precise Coatings LTD was first established in the south island in 2014, Helping repair earthquake damaged homes and new homes for people. We are hardworking and pride ourselves on meeting customer deadlines. Competitive pricing and excellent communication.

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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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ProColour Painting

Joined September 2010

Through my company I paint interior and exterior of houses , spray roofs or commercial buildings. I have great people and project management skills and have references availiable in any of the above areas. I aim to exceed customers expectations. I also have access to other top quality tradesman if the Job requires . I am a member of Master Painters NZ . Feel free to contact me for a free quote a...

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Michael Makirere

Joined October 2018

Hi, ive had years experience in the building industry and am able to complete a wide range of building tasks from big jobs to small jobs around the house. I pride myself in my attention to detail and completing all my work with 100% satisfaction.

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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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Inoutside

Joined August 2015

Hi, I do painting, plastering, landscaping and building maintenance. I am mostly based in Wellington and sometimes in Westport, servicing the top half of the South Island. Free quotes and charge out hourly rates for smaller jobs. Quality and excellent finishes is our style! Fixed prices for straight forward jobs. Estimates capped at 30% for more unclear jobs (ie excavation). I h...

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Nj Plastering and Painting Limited

Joined March 2018

Hi, we are a team of hard working filipinos that have professional work ethic that can offer a quality workmanship and reasonable price from new houses, residential or commercial and renovating old ones, we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget

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Al Fresco Garden & Property Maintenance

Joined May 2013

We are locally owned and operated and our repeat business and many satisfied customers are our greatest advertisement. We do all types of Garden & Property Maintenance, We can mow lawns of any size from a residential lawn to orchards, vineyards & lifestyle blocks. Our other services include tree work, chipping of Greenwaste and stump grinding, and Landscaping. We are also the local agent and inst...

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NailWorx Building Ltd

Joined January 2013

NailWorx Building Ltd believe in providing first class service and quality workmanship *Repairs & Maintenance *Renovations *Rentals *New Builds *Licensed Building Practitioner Need help completing an unfinished project or starting a new one? We offer competitive prices with a quality service!

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B&J Building

Joined March 2019

I have been a exterior plasterer and painter for 10 years, 6 years in New Zealand, I like to finish the job in high qulity and affortable price. Free Quotes. No job too small. * Earthquake damage * Houses & Extension * Foundations * Steps * Block-walls * Planter I also do some handman job as well. I have been done more than 10 houses insulation as well.

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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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Sticks and Stones Landscape Construction and Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined June 2018

Sticks & Stones have been busy in Wellington for over 20 years Landscaping and Property work ,for private and commercial customers throughout the greater Wellington area. Building New or Renovating , we have a great team with experience and skills.

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MR BERRY LIMITED

Joined January 2020

I have 14 years experience between commercial and residential construction. I am hard working and all work is finished to a professional standard. I am experienced in most aspects of home renovation and repair, as well as handyman work and all your non-structural building requirements. References available.

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Addo Painting

Joined May 2018

Hi my name is Nick Walter and at ADDO painting and decorating I lead a team of experienced professional painters that provide guaranteed quality workmanship and great customer service in Nelson and Tasman. I have been painting homes and businesses for thirty years and eighteen years in the Nelson Tasman region. We do residential and commercial. Interior. exterior and roofs. Along with all quote...

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Mais

Joined March 2018

we do new house and renovation no job is to big or small for us we are a fast working team that works professional and cheap price in town . Contact us on 0225087097 for a free quote

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Robert

Joined July 2019

I offer a cheaper alternative to trades services with over 20 years experience in building maintenance specializing in plumbing and drainage and commercial building maintenance and painting

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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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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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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 including roofs, we have the equipment, know how and skills for it all! Contact Jeremy now for your free quote. We are fully insured and work with age concern who police check all of their trades. Reference's available.

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Arthurs Roof and Property Services

Joined September 2019

Arthur's Roof & Property is your local roof repair and home maintenance provider. In business since 1979 we have been assisting with all manner or property maintenance services for both domestic & commercial property owners. We pride ourselves on our providing prompt service at an affordable price. With our written guarantees you will have peace of mind.

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