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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Plumbers on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Dishwasher install

Posted 2 days ago

Install of new dishwasher - no existing plumbing for it. It needs to be plumbed in to cold water main and waste trap. Needs electrical outlet too.

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Replace old Waste/toilet drainages

Posted 3 months ago

The toilet waste drains/pipes (under concrete floor) outside of the house have been dislocated/ not being connected with the right slope/angle properly, causing repeat toilet blockages, therefore will require replacement of the old pipes and lay new pipes down. Maybe a good few days job for an efficient team, involving concrete cutting, digging etc. Total length approximately 15 -20 metres long. Looking to start the job very soon please. Location in Mosgiel, Thanks in Advance.

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Toilet not flushing (Bubbling - blocked vent?)

Posted 1 month ago

Toilet is not flushing properly, water takes a long time to go down, and will bubble / gurgle. Guessing it is a vent issue.

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Plumb washing machine directly into waste pipe and remove existing tub

Posted 2 months ago

I need my washing machine plumbed directly into the waste pipe and the existing tub removed. Also the taps need to be shifted.

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Altering existing bath plumbing to suit new shower box install. #2

Posted 1 month ago

Cap off hot and cold bath taps inside wall cavity. Plumb in fitting for shower rose on wall. Cut channel in concrete pad and through exterior wall to accomodate new waste trap and outflow pipe. Then pipe to main waste pipe. Bath and wall lining will be removed before work starts.

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Tap

Posted 3 months ago

Leaking tap around the joins. Cartridge was replaced last year but has started to leak again

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Leaking cylinder

Posted 2 months ago

Roof doctor has told us our hot water cylinder is leaking over the roof again.

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Water / Waste / City Network / Grey Water Diversion

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for council approved Plumber & Drainage specialist to connect property to the water & waste grid & in addition find & divert source of constant wet area on section. I have two adjoining sections but treat as one section, Multiple entry points & options for diversion.

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Small Bathroom Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Two jobs needing done, but would be great to have same plumber do both. 1st Job: Looking for someone able to come either today; 27 August, or tomorrow; 28th August to move shower pipes from one wall to the other. See attached picture, for picture of pipes current and wall next to them where wanting them moved to. 2nd Job: Likely to be late next week. Someone to connect new fittings of shower, vanity and toilet. Already have products, just want to make sure the pipes are connected pr...

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Move electric hot water cylinder

Posted 1 month ago

Hi. We have a new (ish) hot water cylinder in the kitchen. We would like to move this to an exterior shed (former bathroom). Water is already plumbed to the bathroom. Distance between old location and proposed new location is 2 metres. We are opening up the kitchen so all interior cladding is off and pipes and cyclinder is exposed.

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Toilet replacement

Posted 2 days ago

Require a registered plumber to remove existing toilet and replace with another one after new vinyl installation. Ideal if can supply new toilet too.

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Laundry

Posted 3 weeks ago

Fit new plumbing in laundry

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Renovation

Posted 1 week ago

Need new plumbing layout for new kitchen, laundry bathroom aswell as adding a new bathroom. Have designs nd plans sorted just need a price

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Altering existing bath plumbing to suit new shower box install.

Posted 2 months ago

Cap off hot and cold bath taps inside wall cavity. Plumb in fitting for shower rose on wall. Cut channel in concrete pad and through exterior wall to accomodate new waste trap and outflow pipe. Then pipe to main waste pipe. Bath will be removed before work starts.

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Culloden St

Posted 2 months ago

broken pipe under the hot water cylinder

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Replacing Boundary Trap

Posted 1 month ago

Boundary trap broken. Need to be fixed asap.

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Removal/Relocation of taps in bathroom

Posted 2 weeks ago

i have removed the plasterboard from the bathroom and would like a quote to decommission some taps and relocate the mixer, and toilet.

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Plumb washing machine directly into waste pipe and remove existing tub #2

Posted 2 months ago

I need my washing machine plumbed directly into the waste pipe and the existing tub removed. Also the taps need to be shifted.

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Disconnect & re-connect plumbing in bathroom and kitchen

Posted 1 month 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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Kitchen sink leaking at plug

Posted 3 months ago

Kitchen sink leaking from the plug.

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Recent plumbing reviews

With over 173,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Overflow

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace old boiler

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new sink tap/remove existing/leak in bathroom tap/check shower valve

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water cylinder supply/insulation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower water pressure

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

leaking water

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Liesel Elizabeth Drake

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Strap a waste pipe

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Toilet not flushing (Bubbling - blocked vent?)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 2
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Loose cistern

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Paint Right Limited.

Joined September 2013

Paint Right Limited is a New Zealand Based decorating company dedicated to providing reliable, quality services to cater all your decorating needs. We have a team of fully qualified professional decorators who are committed to providing hassle free, quality service. We pride ourselves in our professionalism and experience. Paying attention to detail. Using only quality products, delivering on ti...

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Up Ease LTD

Joined March 2011

Here at Up Ease we have over 15 years experience providing access solutions for residential and commercial properties. Specialising in all forms of vertical access we also provide Dumb waiter's chairlifts for stairs, frieght lifts, hospital bed lifts,passenger lifts,Maintenance/service and car park solutions. As well as elevators we can undertake onsite engineering, demolition and removal wor...

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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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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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DR Builders

Joined September 2009

Hi, I have over 10 years experience as a builder in the building industry. I am trade qualified. I specialise in home renovations no matter how big or small e.g bathrooms, kitchens, decks, fences, maintenance etc. You will find my quotes are very competitive. I have great communication skills and work with the owner to ensure deadlines are met. Feel free to contact me to discuss your project...

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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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Taieri Plumbing Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, we are a very well experienced and established Plumbing, Gasfitting & Drainlaying business based in Mosgiel since 2008. We cover Otago from as far north as Palmerton, as far south as Balclutha and as far inland as Central Otago. Any job big or small, domestic or comercial, expect a great level of professionalism and reliability. We are also service agents for Methven tapware and ar...

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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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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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Dunedin City Contracting

Joined February 2017

We are a large firm specializing all all aspects of property maintenance and construction. We employ qualified Builders, Electricians and interior decorators. We Also do landscaping and excavation. Basically anything related to domestic or commercial properties. We make it easy having all trades in house for project management, no need to try and coordinate tradesmen from multiple businesses as we...

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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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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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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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Elite Plumbing

Joined March 2011

Qualified tradesman, Specialists in Plumbing alterations, new houses, renovations, gasfitting, commercial and residential, roofing, spouting, welding and mechanical work. Very competitive rates. Call now for a job done once and done right...THE FIRST TIME!!!

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MMK Building

Joined October 2010

Hi, Im a widely experienced carpenter who can also turn a hand at handy man work, painting and flooring. Competitive prices. If you want the best forget the rest.

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Peak Construction Ltd

Joined April 2010

We are a turn key company that has been building in the south island for over 14 years. We provide our clients a fixed price contract and we build to any budget.

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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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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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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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