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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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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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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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Ultimate Autumn/Winter 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

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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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Green Plumbing - Just How Affordable & Environmentally Friendly Is It?

Posted 14/05/14

Having an eco-friendly or ‘green’ home is becoming more and more popular in New Zealand. Sometimes it’s hard to know what aspects of home improvements will reap the biggest rewards both environmentally and financially when going green. Not many areas of your home will have more potential than your p

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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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

Posted 17/08/17

Whether you are building or renovating, at some stage you will need to consider your downpipes and spouting options... We’re lucky in New Zealand that we have many options when it comes to rainwater collection systems. With down-pipe and guttering manufacturers all praising their own prod

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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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Outside Tap Installation

Posted 19 hours ago

In need of an outside tap installed and mounted to the side of the house/onto a retaining wall.

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Mains Pressure

Posted 2 hours ago

Looking for a quote of moving to mains pressure.

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Fixing leaked pipe

Posted 1 day ago

Water dripping slowly from the pipe showing in the attached picture. Reckon this fix is simple enough to complete within an hour?

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Clear or rebuild field drain / soak pit

Posted 34 minutes ago

Clear or rebuild / dig, a new field drain or soak pit.

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Install an additional toilet

Posted 20 hours ago

Replace existing bath with a toilet. Help is needed to apply for a building consent. The job is relatively simple because the sewage pipe passes directly under the proposed new toilet.

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Toilets

Posted 17 hours ago

Two toilets not working well, Ine is VERY slow filling even though tap to cylinder turned full on. The other the ballcock keeps sticking so either constant run or no run of water. Both useable but need attention- maybe even replacing.

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Wise PM

Posted 1 hour ago

I need a 10,000 L black water tank installed, please. There is an existing concrete tank that needs to be broken down and removed. The site is level. The house is tenanted. Access to the area is easy. At the rear of the property with room for a digger to work.

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Kitchen sink tap replacment

Posted 23 hours ago

Our kitchen sink tap is leaking and I need to replace it. I have chosen a methven alternative.

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Toilet replacement

Posted 19 hours ago

I'd like a quote to install a new toilet, s type drain pipe. The distance between the wall and the centre of the pipe is 200mm. Thanks!

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Replace Old plastic pipe

Posted 18 hours ago

Replace some black pipe in wall, replace supertub

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Relocating outside taps x2

Posted 23 hours ago

we have 2 outdoor taps that need to be relocated next to new decking. one in the front of house and one at the back.

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Toilet install

Posted 13 hours ago

Toilet to be installed in shipping container. Also, need spa bath and taps removed from bathroom and shower dome purchased/installed

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Toilet Flush Latch

Posted 3 hours ago

The toilet wont flush as the lash in it is broken (i think thats the issue) Just need it to be looked at and fixed :)

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Re-route water main to house

Posted 14 hours ago

Re-route water main from meter to house.

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New toilet

Posted 22 hours ago

replace cistern and seat and sort problem where toilet has to be flushed twice, when flushing water in bowl rises.

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Hot water cylinder overflow needs repairing

Posted 3 hours ago

Hi would like a quote on repairs for my hot water cylinder. As my overflow pipe on the roof is constantly overflowing.

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Blocked drain

Posted 18 minutes ago

metal tape used to unblock in ground concrete pool drain and is stuck

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New vanity to existing pipes

Posted 5 hours ago

I would like a new vanity fitted in a bathroom. Nothing there at present. Laundry taps on other side of wall.

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Wainuiomata job

Posted 16 hours ago

Replace an old toilet with a new one Replace a vanity with a new one Replace an old shower with a new one Thanks !

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Toilet Replacement

Posted 12 minutes ago

Existing toilet with wall cistern system requires replacement. Wall cistern has reached end of life. Looking for quotes to replace entire system. Property is a rental.

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Recent plumbing reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Laying some new stormwater drain

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Toilet fix up

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5th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Thompsons Road

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6th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

tank overflow snapped

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14th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

General plumbing check and mixer install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Surface Drain in Courtyard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Toilet screws require replacing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Continuous gas water heater installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Loo repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installation of hotwater cylinder

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Arama

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plug pipes, quote for new shower head and new taps for vanity

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Blockage, slow flushing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hotwater cylinder leak

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

tennis court drainage

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plumbing Job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ballcock valve in hot water cylinder - overflowing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen drain/Terrible smell

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dripping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

I would like to remove old toilet vent replaced with the new pipe.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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