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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.

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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government r

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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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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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Homeowners Guide to Summer Proofing Your Deck

Posted 23/02/17

Our skin isn't the only thing that needs to protecting from the harsh New Zealand sun, our decking needs to protection too. To keep your deck looking great, we’ve put together this handy guide on summer proofing your deck... How to keep your deck looking like new Summer brings more traffic

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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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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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Paint ceiling of living room and kitchen

Posted 9 months ago

The ceiling of the living room/ kitchen of our new home needs repainting ASAP

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Bathroom and toilet painting

Posted 10 months ago

I need a bathroom and seperate toilet painted. Quick and easy small job I expect. I have the paint as well.

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Paint a studio kitchen, ensuite and lounge

Posted 6 months ago

We have installed a new kitchen so we are needing a painter to come in, to paint both the kitchen, bathroom and lounge area in a small studio. Job is fairly urgent.

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Lucy Douglas

Posted 6 months ago

2 bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom, toilet and hall. Some high ceilings. Wallpaper needs to be stripped (it's fairly easy peel from the one room we've already started). Internal window frames and windows to be painted too.

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Painting outside of house

Posted 1 month ago

I need the exterior of our 2 bed 1959 weather board single storey bungalow re-painted. It's a 129m2 home with easy access all round.

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Rose cottage exterior paint

Posted 5 months ago

Clean exterior including roof. Replace rotten facades and weatherboards. Prep. Paint all except roof (colour steel). Painting includes verandah. Would like work done in spring 2019. Potentially interior painting work available too

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Exterior window painting

Posted 4 months ago

Scraped down, re puttyed and painting of exterior windows About 10 sets of windows ASAP

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Interior house paint (new build)

Posted 7 months ago

Interior house paint of a new build. - start 25 Mar or 1 Apr. - 140m2 house - 4 bedrooms - open plan living with exposed trusses. - one colour throughout - white ceilings - white trusses with black metal fittings to paint. Will email plans to you separately for a detailed quote. Should be a good, simple job!

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Flat #2 interior painting

Posted 6 months ago

Interior paint job - 2 bedroom flat. Flat is empty. Mixture of blockwalls and gibbed walls, also ceilings and doors etc. Might be a few small holes to plaster.

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Living room wallpaper

Posted 10 months ago

One wall to be papered 6.3m wide, height 3.4m to 2.5m.

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Paint the kitchen cupboards

Posted 4 months ago

Hi - I am re working the kitchen and need to paint the cupboards, frame out the range hood, new bench top and new splashback. I need to find someone for these jobs and see who is aval?

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Fresh coat of paint

Posted 1 year ago

90m2 house, would like to get quotes for having all the interior painted.

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Papering one wall

Posted 9 months ago

I would like to get some wallpaper (large scale pattern) professionally hung. It's on one single wall :-)

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Exterior Painting

Posted 1 week ago

5 Large conservatory window frames need repainting as the existing paint is peeling off. Will need scaffolding. External framing also needs repainting. I live at Whangaimoana, on the south coast, 42 kms south of Martinborough on the other side of Lake Ferry. I can accommodate a suitable person for a few days to reduce travel time.

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Paint 4x wardrobe joinery - new build

Posted 5 months ago

Our builder has put up some wooden wardrobe joinery in 4x double door wardrobes. Now we need it painted. I have 2L of undercoat and 4L of Resene Alabaster for starters. Immediate start at a new builder in Martinborough. Cheers! Stephen.

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Kristin

Posted 3 months ago

hanging wallpaper feature wall painting other walls in 2 x bedroom's also painting a 3rd bedroom

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Maureen

Posted 2 weeks ago

To paint outside of large commercial building. Only 1 level and in good condition.

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Exterior window painting #2

Posted 1 month ago

Scraped down, re puttyed and painting of exterior windows About 10 sets of windows ASAP

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Roof repair (minor) and paint

Posted 4 months ago

We have a 1970s home with a decramastic tile roof. Most of the roof is in good condition with only minor repairs required. Following the repair we would like it re chipped and painted Black. There is also some moss that may need treating first. Thanks

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Repainting roof

Posted 10 months ago

Repainting required for a house roof. Honest and reliable worker(s) only please - no cowboys.

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DnR Contracting

Joined April 2019

We specialise in the smaller jobs the big building companies have no time for. We do most things and have over 25 years joint experience in the building industry. We pride ourselves on providing a fantastic service so you will he happy to recommend us to others.

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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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Rob Glanville decorating

Joined May 2019

For free no obligation quotes please contact me anytime on 0275600092 .l am prepared to travel anywhere in the wairarapa and don't mind doing small jobs

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Tomas Painters Ltd

Joined April 2019

Marten has been in the painting industry for over 20 years and loves what he does. Whether it be simple touch ups or complete repaints, Interior or Exterior, he takes great pride in providing the best possible finish for any project in a quick, thorough and tidy manner.

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lionels property services

Joined April 2013

lionels property services , fencing new &repair, retaining walls, painting, water blasting, yard clearing, rental cleanups, chainsaw work, and much more etc

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Clare Dunkerley Decorating

Joined September 2019

I am a painter and decorator with over 10 years experience in painting houses both interior and exterior. Also a specialist in hanging all kinds of wallpapers.

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Wilson Contracting

Joined June 2017

Hi i have been building for just over 10 years with most work being architectural new builds with the last 2 years being in comercial interior fitouts. I am trade qualified and have been for 5 years. I am very fussy with detailed work and have a huge amount of pride in my work. No job is to big or to small and i have very competitive rates.

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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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LM Painting and plastering

Joined October 2018

Hi there We at lmpp are a team of professionals who strive too do top notch work for our clients with over 10 years experience in the industry weather it's plastering or painting installation of cove skim coat gibstopping to a level 5 finish is always guarantee with our workmanship We are a team of qualified professional ready too get your job done from start too finish So try us ou...

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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montado painting & Decorating 2014 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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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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Riteway Waterproofing Ltd

Joined August 2019

Riteway waterproofing Ltd has been involved with the building / waterproofing industry for over 20 years . We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and a quality water tight solution, for your home or commercial building, from roofs to decks to basements.

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Freedom Custom Made Ltd

Joined October 2018

We are a family operated business in its infancy. I however have been building the last 9 yrs with highly varied projects. We have the expertise and network to make your dreams a reality. From design, project management, to small repair we have you coverd. Flexible with locations, setting up in the wild for weeks is not a problem. We enjoy developing lasting relationships and take pride in offerin...

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NKS Decorators

Joined June 2019

We at NKS Decorators provided a professional approach to all projects; pay attention to detail with quality workmanship and deliver projects on time and within a budget. based in the Wellington region, NKS Decorators is an owner operated company. We bring 15+ year's experience in residential properties from new builds to repaints. BCITO qualified, specialising in: Interior and exterior paintin...

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Power&keane

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are a residential/commercial building cleaning company specialising in Exterior building washes. We are very reliable and will always get the job completed on time. We also offer gutter cleaning, window cleaning, driveway/surface cleaning and Moss removal. We pride ourselves on our competitive pricing and will always come look at the job before giving a final price.

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Wairarapa Handyman Services

Joined December 2018

Lifestyle Blocks, Residential or Commercial Properties. Free no-obligation quotes provided. Make a list of all the jobs you want to be completed and watch your to-do list disappear. Our work is absolutely guaranteed every-time. Any reason, or we'll make it right!

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adpainting

Joined May 2010

Hi there my names Arron Pahl and ive been painting for 15 years interior and exterior and i am willing to do free quotations no job too big or small. Very reasonable prices and cheaper than most trade painters. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

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Inside Out Property Maintenance

Joined August 2018

Hi if you are looking for a handyman to do those small jobs around the home or yard I would love to help, whether it’s a sqeeky door lock a sticking window or a broken fence or gate. Laying out paths, garden boxes house washing and water blasting.I can assist. I am a self taught handyman having done many renovation jobs on my own properties over the past 40 years. I am very fussy at what I do...

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Aqua Property Services Ltd

Joined October 2013

At Aqua Property Services we know that the key to a top quality paint job that will stand the test of time is the preparation work.We are an experienced team of builders, painters and plasterers. We currently have 15 in our team who all have extensive experience in the their field of expertise. We take a lot of pride in our work and take great care for your property. We only use high quality produ...

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