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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Plumb Laundry Tub

Posted 2 years ago

Plumb in new laundry tub and remove existing in wall taps Work to be carried out ASAP

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Blocked kitchen sink pipe/insinkerator

Posted 1 month ago

Pipes under kitchen sink are blocked. Seal has also come away. Insinkerator not working properly and water spewing back up plug hole. Would ideally like someone to come out asap. Located in Corsair bay, lyttelton.

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Laundry plumbing upgrade

Posted 1 year ago

We have a supertub currently in our bathroom with the waste pipe going through the floor. I need this removed and plumbing for a stacked washing machine and Heat Pump dryer installed in its place

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Shower, washing machine etc installation Motukarara

Posted 1 year ago

This is a smallish job that might suit a retired plumber or general handyperson. It specifically involves installing and creating grey water pathways from a kitchen sink, shower and washing machine and tub in a sleepout/small cottage. The cottage already has a toilet that runs to a septic tank.It is essential that the work be completed in the last two weeks of October. The job is 10 minutes drive from Halswell.

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Lyttelton new hot water cylinder

Posted 9 months ago

Looking to replace a ~30yr old leaking hot water cylinder. 180L, low pressure. current size ~ 500 x 1200.

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Water filter install.

Posted 1 year ago

We need to have a Puretec water fitted to our house in Lyttelton. We have purchased the filter so need install only.

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Toilet install

Posted 2 years ago

Old toilet is removed. pvc outlet in the floor.New toilet assembled so i need the pan connector put in place and two brackets screwed in to the floor to hold the new toilet. Have a new flexihose to attach to cistern. this is a back to wall type toilet. Thanks

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Exposed broken plastic sewer joint

Posted 2 months ago

A few hours repairing broken sewer connection and tidying up stormwater connection from roof

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Unblock toilet

Posted 1 year ago

Unblocking of toilet so can be used again. Toilet is on ground floor.

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Fixit #2

Posted 3 months ago

Spouting leaking, and sliding door needs fixing. Thanks.

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Replace bathroom vanity sink

Posted 1 year ago

We have a bathroom sink in a two draw vanity unit that needs to be removed and a new one fitted. We have bought the new sink and it is 750 X 460.

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Blocked drain

Posted 1 year ago

Our waste water drain is blocked. It drains at moment but very slowly so we're having to avoid showers, flushing loo etc. Need a reasonably urgent fix thanks!

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QUICK PLUMBER JOB

Posted 5 months ago

Quick job. Replace tap on exterior wall. Remove fire hose reel and replace with new tap Paid immediately Access available 24/7 Get in contact ASAP

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Replace a sink

Posted 4 months ago

Want someone to install a sink to replace an older one. I already have the sink, just need someone to install it. Please get in touch with a rough cost! Cheers

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Water Tank

Posted 2 years ago

We have a 15 thousand litre tank in place but needs to be plumbed to the existing concrete tank to increase our storage capacity.We also need some fittings for a 600 litre tank on the shed. The job is in Port Levy on the Banks Peninsula. I can send photos of everything.

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Hot water cylinder

Posted 1 year ago

The overflow pipe has been dripping rapidly for a while now, but stops when the hot tap is running. It seems the pressure valve is faulty.

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Fix leaking pipe

Posted 4 days ago

Leaking pipe outside. Called drainlayer who did some inspection and recommended plumber. Drainlayer happy to talk to plumber. Please see photos below.

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Replacing weak pressured shower head

Posted 1 year ago

I have a shower that is one of the Felton mix showerheads with the mixer and shower head all in one. I want to know how much it will cost us to have this replaced with a shower head and mixer separately. Wanting something that will give us more pressure and spread. I would like to purchase the shower head and parts so I can get the look I want if you let me know what you need.

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Alteration of bathrooms

Posted 6 months ago

1925 Earthquake damaged house is being repaired. Step 1 Foundations to be finished by 20/5/19 Step 2 Framing and cladding, to be finished by 20/7/19 Step 3 Plumbing, electricity etc before gibbing, finished by 15/8/19 Looking for suitably qualified tradesman/ business that is willing to take on job. Sewer pipes for ensuite plumbing (see enclosed drawings) to be positioned in next 2 weeks, as floor is lifted at the moment, all other plumbing and drain laying at times to be discussed

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Replace toilet and sink with a vanity unit

Posted 9 months ago

Hi there, We want to replace our old toilet (cistern leaks) and sink (leaking taps) with a new toilet and vanity unit and looking for a quote. The sink has copper pipes to the taps so will need new Flexi hoses fitted too. I can send pics of both if that helps too. We haven't bought a new toilet or vanity unit yet as we wanted to find out the costs of a plumber to complet the work first. Look forward to hearing from you. Cheers, Steve

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Recent plumbing reviews

With over 148,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replace toilet and sink with a vanity unit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace bathroom vanity sink

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd July 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Shower, washing machine etc installation Motukarara

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace toilet and sink with a vanity unit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace bathroom vanity sink

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd July 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Shower, washing machine etc installation Motukarara

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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Skilled Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2013

Hello, are you tired of getting a sparky that doesnt show up when they say? Do you need an electrician that will communication with you effectively all of the way through your job or project? Do you worry about the level of workmanship you are going to get when you take on a new tradesman, and can you trust them to have your best interests at heart? At Skilled Electrical we try extremely hard t...

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Shepard Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2018

Why choose Us? ~ Competitive pricing - We price all our work at a reasonable rate. Contact us for a no obligation quote. ~ Over 20 years experience - Wade has been in the electrical trade for over 20 years and therefore has a wide range of experience in both retail, commercial and residential electrical work. He is happy to discuss any requirements. ~ Emergency electrical 24/7 - If you ha...

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Chris Dickson Plumbing Ltd

Joined May 2012

We are the Plumbing Specialists Servicing town and country No job too big or too small Freindly qualified staff Certifying Master Plumber Member of NZ Master Plumbers All work covered by the Master Plumbers guarantee

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ADECONSTRUCT LIMITED

Joined March 2015

ADECONSTRUCT offers the following services: Bathroom renovation Tiling. vinyl and Carpet Handyman Solid Plastering..modified plastering. Exterior &interior plastering. Painting. bricklayng Waterproof Swimming pools

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Tipene plumbing

Joined February 2015

CALL NOW!!!! Tipene Plumbing Ltd offer all aspects of Plumbing-gas fitting-Roofing-drainage and more this includes maintenance- trouble shooting- new houses- CCTV drain inspections and clearing- septic cleans- slurry control. We uphold a very high standard of workmanship and will try my best to sought your issue the same day! Call now for a free competitive quote PLEASE NOTE MY PLUMBING REG IS...

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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

Over 500 jobs completed through Buildesrcrack with top or 5 star tradie certification every year. Note also licensed security technician. Trademe services also has more reviews available. Please note our minimum charge is 1 hr for charge up work - however we charge no call out fees during regular business hours. All electrical, commercial kitchen equipment, fire alarms, data, phone and securi...

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Oceanside Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2011

Oceanside Electrical - specialising in heat pump service and installations, domestic and commercial electrical work from small jobs to full re-wires, renovations or new builds. We are an owner operated buisness and we guarantee prompt and professional service. EQC registered electrician.

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PDR Ltd

Joined August 2019

PDR: Plumbing, Drainlaying, Roofing Ltd . We do all work maintenance to new under these categories. Owner operated company, so I will answer the phone and do the job . And is in my best interest to leave every job with very happy clients. Don’t hesitate to ring me to ask any questions, I’ll do my best to put you right.

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Caffeine Fix

Joined October 2019

Servicing and Repairing domestic and commercial Espresso Machinery, Dishwashers, Ovens and Grills. Registered Electrical Service Technician. Very reasonable rates and no mileage/travel charges within Christchurch.

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LJ Plumbing Drainage & Gas LTD

Joined February 2019

We specialize in all jobs Plumbing, Drainage, or Gas related. No job to big or to small. We have a 1.7t digger also available. It can get into the small places and is better than using the shovel. Get in contact today for a competitive quote and reliable service!

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POOMAN LTD

Joined August 2017

We have been working in the drainage industry for over 13 years and are Christchurch based all. We are a one stop shop for drainage, we can unblock drains, camera drains, water blast. We do small repairs right upto to extensive drainage projects. We supply EQC investigations for earthquake damaged drainage to the required EQC standards. Free Quotes for all drainage requirements. Pooman...

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Pegasus Bay Plumbing Ltd

Joined October 2019

Over 10 + years experience in general residential plumbing. Specialising in new builds, renovations (large or small) and maintenance from a replacement tap washer to a replacement hot water cylinder. Also can offer gas instant hot water conversions and mains pressure hot water cylinder conversions. Very professional, punctual and hard working and take pride in my work.

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BC Drainage and Excavation

Joined July 2019

Ben has over 10 years experience in drainage and excavation from big jobs to small jobs. Ben prides himself on delivering top quality work at a reasonable price. Ben is reliable, on time, efficient and dedicated to delivering a high standard of work to his clients. *council approved drain layer *new drains sewer/storm water *alterations *repairs *blocked drains *excavation work *drivewa...

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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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Dominex

Joined August 2018

THE SOLUTION - DOMINEX 16 + YEARS INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE We pride ourselves on high quality workmanship and reliability. Dominex is the only contractor you will need for Plumbing, Gas, Civil and Drainage. Make your next project simple, by giving us a call now! EXPERIENCE AND SERVICES: Water filters – under sink or whole house installations Renovations & new housing Swimming & spa p...

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Uneda Plumber Ltd

Joined July 2012

Hi, Uneda Plumber is proud to be Canterbury owned and operated since 2009. Our plumbers have the highest standards, and a worldly wide range of knowledge and skills on all levels of plumbing. So whether it's a bathroom or kitchen reno, a replacement faulty Hwc, help with your wetback fire or even a complete new build. All you need to remember is, if you need a plumber UNEDA PLUMBER.

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Hannon Civil limited

Joined April 2017

Drainage contractors North Canterbury - Commercial - Residential - Septic tanks - Earthquake damage - General Repairs - Maintenance - Blocked drains

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ko plumb ltd

Joined April 2012

OK Plumb ltd menu # Plumbing # Drainlaying # Waterblasting # Roof leak repairs/replace iron coloursteel. # Spouting leak repaires/replace # Log burner installs # New house plumbing/drainlaying

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Daryls Drainage Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hello, I have been in the Plumbing and Drainlaying trade for over 20 years and have worked in the fields of new housing, renovations, alterations, blocked drains, EQC work, Retail and commercial developments. I have a high standard of workmanship and professional standards and take great pride in my work where the client comes first.

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