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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest plumbing case studies

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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New HWC

Posted 3 years ago

7 year old hot water cylinder needs replacing. It has developed a leak. Looking for a sharp price, supply and install. Cromwell.

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House fit out

Posted 1 year ago

We have moved an older house onto our property in the heritage precinct .. We need plumber to do fit out Including 2 bathrooms ie..2 toilets,1 baths 2 showers 2 vanities 1 kitchen 1laundry Connect to gas which is already on site We have new septic tank ,house on piles We would ideally like the plumber ASAP but could come to an arrangement

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Fix our shower water pressure

Posted 1 year ago

We have low water pressure in our shower. We replaced the mixer and that hasn't fixed the problem. We now have a drip and can't stop it! Need Fix ASAP

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Shower pressure problem

Posted 2 years ago

My bathroom shower pressure is horrible. Want to find a solution

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Tap repair - kitchen

Posted 5 years ago

kitchen tap loose needs repair

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New Build Underfloor plumbing

Posted 3 years ago

Underfloor plumbing on a new build in Pisa Moorings. I am a drainlayer and am going to be doing the drains, I need a plumber to do the underfloor. House is at stringline stage, I can provide trenching and PVC Ready tomorrow!!

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Main waste pipe blocked.

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, Our main waste pipe from the house to our septic tank is blocked, septic tank is fine, just recently emptied.

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Ensuite Toilet install

Posted 1 year ago

Need to have a toilet installed into a renovated en-suite, the cold water feed has already been installed and have been informed that I need consent to have it installed but am unsure what else is required. To be done as soon as possible. I believe there is a new waste pipe needing to be installed, is ample room under the floor as it is on piles. Looking for someone to quote and then complete the job through consent process.

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Bryden

Posted 2 years ago

Blocked kitchen sink almost like it doesn’t have enough fall for the water to drain and has started smelling

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Confined Space Trained Person- WWTP service

Posted 2 years ago

After a confined space trained person currently certified to assist our technician to do a waste water treatment plant service. The job will mostly be inside an open topped tank replacing membrane sheets and aeration diffuser discs. The tank will be emptied and hosed out prior to turning up.

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Store fit out - plumbing

Posted 4 months ago

We are completing a fit out of a local store in Central Otago and require some minor works including a sink relocation. All plans supplied.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 year ago

4m by 2m bathroom, need to new plumbing run, both hot and cold, and a hot water cylinder moved slightly (lowered).

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Hot water cylinder upgrade

Posted 3 years ago

I want to replace my low pressure hot water cylinder with a mains pressure unit. The current capacity is 180 litres. Can you please quote me on all parts + installation.

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Maintenance jobs

Posted 2 years ago

Service Rinnai Gas heater Service Rinnai gas water heater Install a new 4 burner hob

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Sewer system

Posted 6 years ago

Septic tank sewer system for 2 bedroom house on 1ha section

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Replacement of pvc pipe (supplied) on campervan

Posted 1 month ago

I’ve hit a kerb and the pvc piping connecting the effluent reservoir to the effluent valve has broken. This looks like a basic replacement of two threaded adapters and an 90 degree connector. This is fairly urgent (needs to be done In Friday evening) but should be quick. I have the replacement pvc piping and adapters - the challenge is really removing the existing pvc from the metal valve (the threaded part has broken off in it).

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Plumber- Underfloor AS3500

Posted 3 years ago

We are a drainage contractor with our own drain layers, diggers and trucks etc and are looking for a plumber to install/sign off the under floor drainage on AS3500 systems

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Store Renovation

Posted 5 months ago

Move existing wash hand basin to new location. All architect plans provided.

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Water cave

Posted 3 years ago

we have a water leak in or beneath our concrete floor and need to detect it's whereabouts.

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New hot water cylinder

Posted 2 years ago

Hot water cylinder, low pressure 180L 540 x 1360H dual (wetback) 2KW , 18054DSP. I would like a quote for cylinder only and a separate one including installation.

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renovationz ltd

Joined February 2010

We pride ourselves on being up front & honest with our clients, we take the time to listen to what you require & complete each job in a timely & professional manor.

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Smith Plumbing & Gas Ltd

Joined July 2019

Hi, we are a plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying buisness based out of Lawrence, with over 10 years experience. We specialise in renovations, new homes, gas installations, solid fuel burners and any maintainence issues. We pride ourselves on a professional and quality job.

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Phil Huntley Builder Ltd

Joined August 2009

Over 20 years experience. Available for renovations, repairs and all building work inside and outside, including: * Kitchen and bathroom renovations and repairs. * Full interior refurbishments * Additions and alterations to existing houses * New house construction * Decks and fencing * Driveways and landscape construction * Emergency flood and damage repair No job too small or too big

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BPC Wanaka

Joined July 2016

Hi, Here at Bryce Pinder Contracting Wanaka (BPC Wanaka) you will get a tidy reliable job done ontime at a competitive price. I run a 8 tonne excavator with various attatchments including a Grab bucket great for trees/demo type work, Also a 3.5 tonne excavator for the smaller jobs and tip truck to get the earth moved and supply the materials. We can tackle any job, Residential site works, Trench...

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3D Drainage

Joined March 2014

Hi There, I have a small family owned business of highly trained and professional DrainLayers , Excavator Operators and Concrete Placers Specialising in all Aspects of Commercial and Residential Drainage as well as Driveway excavation preperation and relaying in all aspects of Decorative Concrete, Am available 7 days a week for a no obligation Free quote / chat to discuss your requirements, Look F...

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Drain It LTD

Joined June 2018

Hi, We have 9 years experience in the drainage game. We do small residential jobs to large commercial jobs. Keeping clients happy is our top priority. We ensure a safe and tidy worksite at all times. We do jobs once and do them right. If you have pooling of water in your driveway, water coming into your basement, need another connection to your sewer or anything else drainage/excavation rela...

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iPlumb Plumbing and Gas

Joined May 2018

With over 25 years combined experience our team of qualified tradesmen can take care of anything Plumbing or Gas related, tailored to suit your budget.

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Scott Balchin

Joined April 2019

Hi there, I work for myself and have experience in most aspects of plumbing gasfitting and drainlaying. Renovations, new builds and maintenance I've done the lot. 10+ years experience. Recently started as a sole trader and looking for work to build up a customer base and gain experience in working for my self.

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On Time Electrical

Joined January 2015

Queenstown based electrical company offering professional, friendly service at an affordable price. We specialise in mainly domestic and commercial electrical installations. No job too big or small. All work is completed in a very clean and tidy manner. Offering free and honest quotes throughout Queenstown and the surrounding areas for all electrical work.

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Eco Plumbing & Gas

Joined October 2017

At Eco Plumbing & Gas we strive to give friendly and efficient services at a great price. Our business is about sustainability so we do our best to recycle as many waste products as possible.

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otago gas plumbing drainage

Joined July 2014

We have 40 years experience in gas fitting, plumbing and drain laying .which makes us a one stop shop for renovations, new homes, repairs and maintenance.

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Shotover Electrix Ltd

Joined November 2011

We're a well established and known electrical business in the Queenstown, Lakes District covering all surrounding areas for the past 10yrs, with staff also on the ground in Wanaka, Cromwell, Alexandra we can have your small home job through to a renovation taken care of professionally. We really enjoy doing small jobs from fixing a dodgy light or replacing a switch. Outdoor driveway lighting, no...

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Thomson & Smith Builders

Joined April 2013

Hello we are a small team, building new houses,student flats to renovating that grand old villa. We are hard working and love to help you, put your dreams into your home.We can help from design to completion (including landscaping) No job to big or to small

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Pipe it plumbing services

Joined April 2019

HI. Been in the plumbing gas fitting and drain laying trade for 16 years. Over this time I have worked on new houses ,renovations, maintenance, and commercial work.

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Form Builders

Joined July 2020

We are a Christchurch building company with loads of experience and a true passion for helping people build their homes. With a unique skill combination of joinery, building, design and communication, Form Builders take the worry out of all building projects. Form Builders are Licensed Building Practitioners and are also recognised as Accredited Earthquake Repairers in the Canterbury region. W...

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Gas Engineering Services Central Otago

Joined January 2020

Gas Engineering Services Central Otago specialise in Gasfitting and Plumbing services. We cater to both residential & commercial; Gas appliance supply, design and installation Gas appliance servicing and scheduled maintenance

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Foleys Dunedin

Joined August 2020

We believe in exceeding our customer's expectations by going above & beyond. We started in Dunedin in 1934 & still have 3 generations of the Foley family working in the business.

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Rotadig excavation Dunedin

Joined October 2019

Dunedin based locally owned business with 10+ years experience. We take great pride in our work and love what we do. Operating the lastest in excavation technology. Our 360° rotating buckets work more efficiently than a conventional digger that saves time and money. Call us or check us out on Facebook or instagram for all your excavation/cartage needs

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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello, Certified drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 15 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage. Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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Laser Plumbing Gore

Joined December 2017

Call us for all plumbing , gas fitting , drainlaying , spouting , pumps , dairy shed work, we are certified plumbers gasfitters and drain layers for expert advice and assistance, we stand behind all our work and what we quote is what you pay no hidden surprises

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