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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Essential - Terrible odour and bubbling noise from kitchen drain

Posted 7 hours ago

I'm hoping I can find someone that is working during the lockdown to come and enjoy the terrible odour that is coming from my kitchen drain at the moment. The drain is also making a bubbling nose after the water runs away. No photos to show, but you'll get a great feel of it when you experience the smell coming from it.

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ESSENTIAL - Broken kitchen tap

Posted 13 hours ago

Plastic tap cover has broken and come off so cannot operate kitchen tap. Cold tap cover could also be replaced at the same time as can also feel is cracked. Would like an indication of the cost before going ahead and will need to be invoiced.

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Toilet not flushing

Posted 1 day ago

Hi, we need someone to attend our property and cut some tree roots as our toilet is not flushing because of it and is blocking and we need it to work properly during lockdown.

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Kitchen sink is blocked

Posted 1 day ago

Kitchen sink is blocked I have removed the U pipe and cleaned it but it is still blocked, I poured CLR calcium Lime Rust down it and left it over night and it drained slowly then this morning I filled the sink to see if it worked but it hasnt so there is a blockage further down.

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Blocked stormwater

Posted 2 days ago

Two rainbows keep overflowing in heavy rain, flooding the section. I need a quote to clean out the stormwater pipes

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Shower leaking

Posted 2 days ago

Need a good plumber who can find the reason for leakage in the shower as water is going on the wall skirting and carpet of other room.

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Blocked kitchen drain, takes hours for water to drain

Posted 3 days ago

Unclog the kitchen drain. The water does go down but takes a very long time.

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Family toilet

Posted 4 days ago

A toilet need to be installed

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Leak on Grey pipe

Posted 4 days ago

Small leak on grey pipe in hot water cylinder cupboard

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Water pressure causing shower to flood

Posted 5 days ago

Water pressure has been flooding bathroom. Need water pressure adjusted. Needing to shower . Not sure if essential. Please call ...

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ESSENTIAL - Drainlaying - a very small job with the best access.

Posted 5 days ago

Why is this Essential - our stormwater drainage has been broken by a contractor not working for us. This has resulted in the line breaking and getting blocked. This causes water to flood back into the building when it rains. (I have no idea of price. It's PVC with easy access. I'm not a drainlayer. ) Replace around 2 metres of drainage line. The line is clay pipe. It's stormwater. about 400mm down in Onehunga topsoil. I have dug down, found the break and cleared space around it. But each...

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Plumbing

Posted 5 days ago

Installing an ensuit. Bathroom and kitchen Rough break down. 1. Install new toilet in ensuit. Shower and vanity. 2. Existing bathroom..Move existing toilet 5 feet. Install vanity. Bath and shower. Kitchen.. hook up water. Taps already there. Install infinity. Any other loose ends which might need tidying up..

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Essential Work - Pipe repair for sanitation

Posted 6 days ago

Repair needed between toilet and sewer line under house, leaking currently. Wanting advice on how best to solve issue, happy to remove floorboards for access/clean surrounding area prior to work commencing

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INSTALL AUTO WASHER

Posted 1 week ago

Have moved into a new home. Purchased a new auto washer and require someone to install it by connecting it etc. Did not anticipate this Covid-19 to turn to this level so quickly. Am not sure if anyone can help but please let me know asap. My cell is ... ...not sure if calling a plumber is in the category of ESSENTIAL SERVICES...the ability to wash is in my view quite urgent. Looking forward to responses please. mele taliai

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Relocate laundry taps

Posted 1 week ago

Taps in laundry are mounted too high up, need shift lower so can wall mount dryer above. Please quote for both re-using existing taps or to replace with lower profile taps.

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Reducing valve leaking on hot water cylinder

Posted 1 week ago

A very easy job. See attached photo. Apparently this is an essential service.

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Water Pipe Joint Fix

Posted 1 week ago

I have a small crack in the black water pipe plastic joint and is leaking water. Need someone to assist with this quick fix. Photos attached.

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Smallish plumbing job in the Mount

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, we're looking for someone to help us move a few pipes at our property in the Mount. This includes: - moving current shower pipes a meter to the right (basically shortening existing pipes). - splitting this line to include location for taps (as we are turning it into a bath/shower - extending an existing grey water pipe to a new location. Not sure of how this would work during lock down but we can assist this to happen safely if it suits. I presume it would need to be someone lo...

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Broken gully traps to be repaired or replaced

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, We have had the drains inspected by watercare and they have advised that the gully traps that appear to be broken or have come apart where the two toilets and stink come out, causing an overflow. The space is close together, less than a meter. Please can we get an estimate to repair these as soon as possible as the overflow needs to stop. Thanks, Naomi

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Basic bidet seat install and pipe connection

Posted 1 week ago

I have bought the bidet seat and it is ready for installation. Would do it myself but I lack the tools to hook up the bidet to the plumbing. Attached are photos of my tank as well as the instructions. Should be a quick job. At home for the next few days for installation. Cheers.

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Recent plumbing reviews

With over 159,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

High pitched and clunking sound from water pipes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leaing faucet (Outside)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Area under the corner of a deck needs drainage away into a paddock.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove 2 toilets and install new ones

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plumber to connect new dishwasher in 1989 kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sink and dishwasher plumbing disconnect/reconnect

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leaking Shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Water Cylinder Leak

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen renovation #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower mixer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Toilet

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install F & P Double Dish Drawer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stuck tap

Work carried out by a subcontractor

19th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Fix cistern and water flow after flush

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

water leak inspection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Sink leaking via the insinkerator

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water cylinder repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mangere Hot Water Cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace pop up plug fittings in basins

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Kitchen Mixer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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