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Hiring a Gas Fitter or Plumber - Tips from a Tradie

Posted 26/11/14

If you’re looking to hire a plumber or gas fitter? There’s a few things you need to know first... We’ve spoken to Colleen from Hutt Gas & Plumbing and she’s been kind enough to put together a few words of advice for all you homeowners looking at getting gas, plumbing or drain laying work

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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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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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Are You Considering Adding an Ensuite to Your Master Bedroom?

Posted 24/11/16

Should I build another room for my ensuite or should I alter my existing master bedroom to fit one in? It might not seem like an important question, but there are pros and cons to consider for both these options... Adding an ensuite - should you extend or convert your master bedroom? Insta

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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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Downpipes and Spouting – How to Make the Best Choice For Your Home

Posted 01/07/19

Is your guttering and spouting done in? Refresh the look of your home and add years to its lifespan with new guttering. Most of New Zealand receives 600 to 1600mm of rainfall per year, so in order to protect your property, you need sturdy, reliable rainwater management. In this article, we lo

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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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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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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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Ultimate Winter Ready Checklist

Posted 30/04/18

Autumn is a great time to get stuck in with preparations to get your home in the best shape and be a healthy place to be during the challenging winter months. Mould & mildew control Prevention is easier than treatment. Check around your house for spots that are prone to leaks, condensation or

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Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

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Switch to gas hot water and new plumbing to run

Posted 2 hours ago

We want to switch our existing hot water cylinder to gas hot water as well as have some new plumbing to install into a bathroom. Will be future work in main dwelling also after unit complete.

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Basement flooding fix

Posted 13 hours ago

Looking to fix drainage to ensure basement internal garage doesn’t flood

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Dishwasher removal

Posted 17 hours ago

I am having a new kitchen floor laid on Monday 17th August 2020, and the Bosch dishwasher needs to be temporarily removed while this is done. The floorers arrive at 0830, so ideally you would remove the dishwasher that morning at 0730. If not, then over the weekend, or the Friday before… The dishwasher will need replacing a few days later when the new floor is laid...

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Soak holes and simple septic tank with 20m effluent field

Posted 19 hours ago

Approved buiding permit... Sewer Drainage 29 m of 100mm sewer drain 2 x sealed 100mm waste connection 2 x overflow gully 1 x connection to sewer main lateral 1 x connection to Septic tank fittings to complete sewer as per plan compaction of all trenches South waikato Inspection attendance As Built plan to Territorial Authority Storm Water Drainage: 57 m of 100 mm storm water drain 9 x down pipe connections 3 x connection to soak holes fittings to complete storm water as per pl...

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Water Tank

Posted 19 hours ago

Supply and install 1500L water tank

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1000 + L water tanks on trailer

Posted 20 hours ago

Hi looking for 2 X water tankers 1000 + L of storage on a trailer, either buy or hire. have to fit car parking.

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Shower mixer low pressure hot water

Posted 22 hours ago

Currently have an unknown Methven shower mixer with low pressure hotwater. Looking at one of two options: 1. Increase HWC head - ~1year old cylinder rated to 75kpa, currently only has ~3.6m head, can a pressure valve be added to increase head to 7.6m?? 2. Changing/upgrading shower mixer to a venturi style mixer

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Vanity taps and shower rose

Posted 23 hours ago

Switch out old broken bathroom vanity taps with new pair. Install new sliding shower rose and investigate possible mixer leak. Monday or tuesday next preferrably

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Outside drain blocked

Posted 23 hours ago

we have an outside drain that overflows onto the lawn everytime we use the washing machine We are looking for quotes and if anything can be done at the moment Hoping to get it done sometime in this month,earlier than later if can

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Outdoor water leak

Posted 1 day ago

Water is pooling outside and can see water coming up from under house. Leak is inside as well. Carpet is soaked by where water is pooling

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Fitting a sink/tiny vanity

Posted 1 day ago

Hi there, wanting to get a sink put into our toilet area - we bought a small vanity sink and wanted to get it install asap...not sure on the cost would like a quote first. Many Thank

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Leaking basin tap

Posted 1 day ago

Basin tap in bathroom is leaking heavily. Old style taps not a mixer (separate)

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Install new toilet

Posted 1 day ago

Hi, I’d like to replace our existing toilet. We have an S pipe. Seen a few toilets at trade depot that I like. There is nothing currently wrong with the existing one but it’s old and I’d like something newer as we are preparing to sell the house.

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Disconnect & re-connect plumbing in bathroom and kitchen

Posted 1 day ago

I would need a plumber to disconnect and re-connect, fit a new toilet in, install shower box, change the washing machine to a new location. Prefer a quote first.

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Plumbing - Bathroom Leak Repairs

Posted 1 day ago

Hi Team, Iam looking for a quote to repair a suspected leak in our bathroom which we are renovating. Looking for a plumber to visit and quote for repairs. Need the job completed fairly quickly. Suspected leak in the base area. Tiles have been removed due to renovations. Photos attached. Thanks

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Relocate hot water cylinder

Posted 1 day ago

Install a hot water cylinder in a new location. Rinnai mains pressure cylinder on site but no valving. Old low pressure cylinder outlet to be capped. Old cylinder disposal by owner. Install cold mains pressure line to shower.

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Bathroom Repairs -Henderson

Posted 1 day ago

Hi Team, I need a quote from a plumber to fix possible water leak in the bathroom. We are in the process of renovating the bathroom and suspect there is a leak in the base. Need this fixed as soon as possible. Refer to photos Thanks

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Plumb in shower and vanity

Posted 1 day ago

First Part: (in the first bathroom) I have a new toilet, bath and vanity that need to be plumbed in. All the fitting is sorted, just need the hot and cold water and drains run to each. Second Part: (in the second bathroom) I have a new shower and vanity that need to be plumbed in. All the fitting is sorted, just need the hot and cold water and drains run to each. Third Part (Install Gas Hot Water System ) Need to get a continuous flow / on demand hot water system put in Remove / disc...

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Stormwater shed adjustment

Posted 1 day ago

Adjust stormwater position and install downpipes on new shed possibly a pit to install also job ready to do now

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Installing replacement dishwasher

Posted 1 day ago

We have purchased a replacement dishwasher and need it installed - previous dishwasher was installed by plumber so just need it swapped over.

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Recent plumbing reviews

With over 168,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Water supply to new fridge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Quote on new drainage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th August 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Water leak into house- drainage


7th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Quote

Work carried out by a subcontractor

7th August 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Removal of existing vanity, installation of new vanity

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

slow leak - fixture associated with low pressure hot water tank

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

gas connections

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gas h/w + reno plumbing.


31st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower mixer replace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower fitting replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tap repair / replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Installing downpiping and fix leaking toilet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Blocked drain at end of driveway


30th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Cistern repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Basin taps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix pipe connection and install new tap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of old toilet and installation of new

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace old plumbing pipes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bidet Installation in Toilet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Change leaky tap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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