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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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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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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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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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Mid to Upper Range Bathroom Renovation Costs & Ideas

Posted 24/09/14

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

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

Posted 07/12/17

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Exterior house paint

Posted 3 days ago

8 year old house requires full repaint. The house is two storey with easy access, exterior is plaster with a section of linear. The linear is a dark grey with the plaster being house white. Requirement is to quote on a full repaint. Will discuss further when contacted.

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Wallpaper hanging

Posted 2 days ago

Hi There We are wanting someone to come and quote our lounge and hallways to be wallpapered. They need to be stripped, prepped and new paper placed. Can you help please ?

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Painter needed to freshen up inside of a property

Posted 4 months ago

Painting of walls, ceilings and door/window frames in living room, kitchen and hallway to freshen house up in preparation of selling. The house is almost empty and I'm washing down surfaces ready for painting. Unfortunately time is not on my side and this needs to be done as soon as possible.

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Roof painting

Posted 4 months ago

need the roof of a 3 bedroom house painted. Long run roof

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Painting doors and skirtings

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need all doors and skirtings painted as soon as possible.

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Gaine

Posted 3 months ago

i am looking for a quote to have my roof painted. It is appr. 140 square meters. Tin roof and some rust spots that need seen to. Part of the roof is about 10 years old and was painted then, the main/largest part is quite a bit older and also painted about 10 years ago. see photoos for pitch of the roof.

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Sandblast, prime and spray paint

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have a small light steel outdoor set of two chairs and a table which needs sandblasting, priming and spray-painting. It'slight steel painted white and in reasonable condition. I've started prepping one chair but it's not easy doing it by hand.

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Exterior house paint

Posted 4 months ago

Weatherboard, 120 sq mtr house, 1964 build, aluminium windows, one level, easy access., some paint peeling on east and west sides.

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Wallpaper removal/plastering over existing wallpaper

Posted 2 months ago

We are struggling to remove our wallpaper down our hallway. It is old and coming off in tiny strips. We are needing an expert to either remove the rest of the wallpaper or I have heard about plastering over the existing old wallpaper to be ready for painting. We may also want somebody to paint our hallway depending on cost.

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Bathroom to wallpaper

Posted 2 months ago

About 3 rolls of paste the wall wallpaper to hang

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Urgent exterior painting

Posted 3 months ago

Paint weather boards under windows and fence. Plus entrance way. We are preparing our house for market and need some help. Already have all of the paint

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Lounge/kitchen and hallway needs a lick of paint

Posted 3 months ago

Interior of our house needs a fresh coat of paint

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To paint new window surrounds and maybe whole house

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have had new windows fitted and now need the surrounds inside and outside painted. We would also like a quote to sand and paint the complete house not including roof as looking to get a new one.

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Weatherboard, 3 bedroom

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there, Our place in Westown needs a paint. X2 sides are sun damaged and the other x2 sides are fine. Windows to be included in the quote. This is a rental and our Tennant has requested to be away for the duration of the paint, therefore please only quote if you are a “crew” and can do it in the timeframe on 1 week. That would be appreciated.

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Parry

Posted 3 months ago

The roof has areas of surface rust so it needs to be treated and a coat of paint put on. I understand this can be done in combination with the correct product. Nearly flat roof.

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Exterior painting

Posted 4 months ago

We need our cottage and double garage re-painted. Some paint is starting to lift, will need good prep work

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Painting interiors.

Posted 3 months ago

We need to finish our renovations. We have painting to do in the living/kitchen. Master bedroom and a picket fence.

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Small job

Posted 4 months ago

!950's weather board 2 bed home original condition. Needing to paint over existing wallpaper in hallway and paint ceiling which needs minor repairs around light fitting. Taking the paper off is big job and don't want to overspend on house, just freshen up entrance hall.

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Exterior House paint Quote

Posted 3 months ago

I require a price to prep and paint the exterior of my house on Brooklands road. The current paint is flaking off is some areas, particularly the norther face, so some areas will require more prep than others. Please contact me to inspect the work or for more details. Start time is not critical at this stage.

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1 bedroom - quickie

Posted 4 months ago

Hey - we have the electrician coming in before the end of Jan for a rewire. From there - would love 1 room of a house painted (and the stuff before you have to do)... The ceiling also needs a bit of tlc - if you could recommend what to do there that would be great. Overall it’s a little warped but nothing too drastic, so we are planning on prep and painting that only. I don’t think the skirting or wardrobe doors will need to be included in the job. We have the paint - Other products we...

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Recent painting & decorating reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Painting small section of ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removing wallpaper and painting walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Interior garage paint job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shed & boundary wall paint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Utility rooms painting

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

A Naki Roof Paint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st December 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Average size house (single story) 3 bdrms, needs exterior painting.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paint garage and front door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Upper floor large window needs painting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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NZ PRO PAINTERS

Joined January 2020

Hi, i'm new to this site but not to the painting and decorating trade.Currently we operate from Taranaki down to the Manawatu region and are looking to expand futher in the future. I have over 30 years experiance. Myself and my employees pride ourselves on quality work, and professionalism. Honesty plays a big part in our business, as our clients will tell you. They know they can leave thier keys...

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Graeme Lowe Painting & Decorating

Joined April 2018

Hi we've been painting and paper hanging since 1972 we carry out all interior and exterior painting and decorating including new builds and redecorations. Our speciality is interior repaints and plastering I personally guarantee 100% customer satisfaction on all our work. I pride myself on full customer satisfaction every customer is our best customer.

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Teraforma Construction

Joined November 2010

I am a builder who does tiling and landscaping when required, I have 15 years experience working in Auckland, Northshore, Hibiscus Coast & New Plymouth.I hold a degree in physical geography and I am very good with structural work. My rates are very reasonable and I work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Webber Building Ltd

Joined October 2010

25 years experience. Member of the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand. Liceinced Building Practioner. Competitive rates for high quality workmanship. Specialise in New Homes, renovations, additions, hard landscaping, Maintenance, Bathroom and Kitchens.

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Simply Girls

Joined October 2017

Hi I am just starting up my own business of female painters that specialise in painting and decorating. We can provide competitive prices and making sure things get done right the first time. We do both Residential and Commercial jobs. We can recommend paint brands, types and colours specific for what you need or want.

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Bell Block Painters

Joined January 2017

Our painting business is primarily for home owners wanting to do the odd freshen up on the interior, no job to small but we also do exterior houses, fences water blasted and painted. We are known as the " Touch Up Guys "

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Allan Stuart Park

Joined December 2014

The complete handyman service with skills involving rectification of problems within any form of building.I have had over 20 yrs experiance from leaking bathrooms,Gib hanging/stopping carpentry,repairing decks,licensed waterproofer,tiling,painting,roofing repairs + more.I contracted to a major builder in Sydney repairing all number of issues in new builds till I decided to return to NZ in 2012.Sci...

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P & S Window and Dorr Repairs

Joined March 2017

Hi. We repair all windows and doors Do your windows fly open or dont open at all Is your door hard to slide or wont slide at all Then call us for a free quote All glass repairs to.aluminium and wooden.joinery New window stays, handles Door wheels, Locks, hinges Security products New joinery Small building projects No job to small Free quotes

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Hobo Home Maintenance and Repairs

Joined May 2018

Hi, we specialise in home maintenance and repairs, renovation projects, project manangement and part-project management. Get in contact and we can discuss all the options. Cheers Nick

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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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L & B Construction

Joined September 2019

We have done renovation in houses, painting and decorating, plastering, concreting, paving, fencing, house insulation, and cleaning in and outside the house or offices for 12 years. Whatever others won’t do we will be there to help your needs. Our professional, honest and hard working team will go extra mile for deadlines and to suit your budget. We specialise in any renovations from roof to floo...

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deanos maintenance services

Joined November 2013

Hi, My name is Dean I have 20 years experience in the building and painting industry. (Not a registered Builder!) General Handyman,bathroom renovations,floor repairs/replacement,rental property tidy ups,fences,landscaping and House Painting are my specialties. No job is too BIG or too small!! Rates are structured on a job to job basis.with a quote to suit you! Due to the nature and v...

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R C Painting and Services

Joined September 2019

Small professional painting and decorating business that focuses on high quality and friendly customer service, high quality workmanship, competitive prices and completing jobs with top marks.

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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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Quicksmart Handyman Services

Joined October 2016

Hi people, i am here for you to do to the jobs you can't do or haven't got time to do. very reliable honest service. customer satisfaction guarantee. from lawns right through to painting a house. i have the tools to do most jobs, and i won't attempt to do a job i am unsure of. being a ex dairy farmer owner, the skills will be useful. referees available too if needed.

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Mr Fixer Ltd

Joined September 2011

Qualified Joiner, taking care of the home handy man project including, flat pac kitchens, painting, fences, decks etc, including sub trade organisation for the larger projects

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Added Value Home Improvements Ltd

Joined May 2018

Hello we are a small team who undertake the full range of Decorating and Painting, including GIB Stopping, Painting, Wall Papering, Full Monty stripping of exterior cladding and PAINTING OF SWIMMING POOLS. If we cant do it then we will find someone for you

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The Good Job Boys

Joined May 2013

We specialise in all property maintenace. Owner occupied and rental. Gardening, Lawns, renovation, carpets cleaning and new, painting, minor repairs etc. Anything to do with the home and property care.

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DB painting

Joined February 2020

Hi Ive been painting for over 23 years and then been a contractor in about a year. I have a registered and insured contractor. We can paint buildings interior and exterior , fences , roof and decks. We work professional and work hard to meet the deadlines to complete the project. Ive been painting a lot of buildings and they all happy with the job. We give a fair competitive quotes.

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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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