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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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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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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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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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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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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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Plumbing Needed for New Ensuite

Posted 1 month ago

We are on a 12v system & need a quote to plumb in a shower & handbasin that will run off a califont. It would be easier to discuss it in person rather than describe it. The ensuite is completely bare at present.

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Solahart

Posted 9 months ago

Solahart is making strange noises, sounds like it might cause harm to the system. Maybe glycol too low, might point to a leak. Needs maintenance soon anyway, so this could be done at the same time.

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Blocked toilet

Posted 9 months ago

Help! I have visitors and a blocked toilet. Would like to have it fixed ASAP

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Shower replacement installation

Posted 9 months ago

Old shower must be removed, new shower installed. Old style NZ mixer removed and new mixer to be installed. Some basic plumbing work required

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Replace tap in town

Posted 9 months ago

My outdoor tap won't turn off

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Digging a trench & placing spouting and down pipes to outside covered area

Posted 2 months ago

Property is in Paihia, Te Haumi beach, Tohi Tapu Road

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New watertank required.

Posted 10 months ago

Hi I would like to have installed another watertank. I would like one company to organise everything with the installation.... Thanks

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Blocked drains

Posted 1 month ago

please help,I have a blocked drain which is flooding my backyard.

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Nicky's workmen's toilet

Posted 9 months ago

Find the leg in the sewer at the bottom of our land, and connect - no manhole

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Water leak

Posted 3 months ago

Bathroom/toilet leak needs repair

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Leaking tap

Posted 8 months ago

Leaking kitchen tap, may need replacing or a washer, unsure.

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Opononi Plumber

Posted 7 months ago

bathroom tap requires replacement - not sure of cost, quote on arrival

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Remove low pressure system and relocate mains pressure tank or gas #2

Posted 2 months ago

We are wanting to renovate the kitchen and move the current low pressure system which we aren't overly impressed with anyway. My thoughts are we could get a mains pressure tank and install it under the house (picture 4), or install a gas bottle powered califont on the upper portion of picture 3. I'm told that gas is much cheaper ongoing do I don't see why I wouldn't go that way - open to opinions and advice though - not against going with mains tank, just want to optimise the utility bill...

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Blocked Gutter Downpipe

Posted 3 weeks ago

Have a blocked downpipe on the house exterior which runs down from the roof gutter, causing water to flood gutters. Need pipe blockage cleared.

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Review plumbing

Posted 4 months ago

We have just moved in and have a need for a Toilet Cistern to be repaired and our water main assessed for general condition.

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Waste water blockage

Posted 3 months ago

Unblock waste water drainage.. 3 years prior roots blocked old waste water drainage on western boundary fencline. Plumbers at that time sent Cctv down to discover the problem was root systems. Followed up with root cutter and did advise it would return. This is a rental and were looking at future subdivision of property.. So just need a repair/unblock at this stage.

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Brocken toilet drain

Posted 2 months ago

Drain line from toilet has broken and coming out of ground 2-3m from toilet outlet on house

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Remove low pressure system and relocate mains pressure tank or gas

Posted 5 months ago

We are wanting to renovate the kitchen and move the current low pressure system which we aren't overly impressed with anyway. My thoughts are we could get a mains pressure tank and install it under the house (picture 4), or install a gas bottle powered califont on the upper portion of picture 3. I'm told that gas is much cheaper ongoing do I don't see why I wouldn't go that way - open to opinions and advice though - not against going with mains tank, just want to optimise the utility bill...

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Unblock drain

Posted 7 months ago

Toilet isn't flushing when anybody does a number2 Seems to be some kind of block

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Drainlayer &Plumber

Posted 7 months ago

New small building starting this month on a steep ... nnection is at bottom of section,plus a soak pit .

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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.

Fairlie Cresent

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

7th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Whiting blocked drain

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix the discharge of storm water drain to neighbours property

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace tap in town

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

brocken toilet drain

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Flex Drainage & Earthworks

Joined July 2019

Flex Drainage cover all aspects of drainage and we are PDGB registered. We also carry out small earthworks with help from our fleet of diggers. No job too small or too big

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Mission Plumbing NZ

Joined January 2018

Servicing Kerikeri and surrounding areas, our mission is to provide fast, efficient service at competitive rates. With over 10 years of experience we can meet all your plumbing needs.

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BSG Civil Limited

Joined April 2009

We are local contractors in Rodney and Kaipara and have over 10 years experience in both commercial and residential earth work, concrete work and retaining. We offer general earth works, site clearing, demolition, house cuts, driveways, farm races/tracks, culverts, retaining, cartage an much more. Based in Mangawahi and Warkworth we can cover the entire region. We look forward to meeting with yo...

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Northland drainage ltd

Joined August 2019

Hi, welcome to Northland Drainage. We specialise in new and existing house drainage, repairs and alterations. We pride ourselves on delivering quality workmanship. Call us for a free quote.

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DATT plumbing and heating

Joined March 2014

Hi, DATT P&H are a family run business, which has 25 years experience in all aspects of the trade,gaining the highest qualifications possible here and overseas.We have now acquired our waterproofing registration, and have all trades close at hand, so all our jobs can be project managed to time and cost. We are proud to say that our quotes are very competitive.

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BOI plumbing and gas

Joined September 2018

Hi, we are plumbers, Roofers and gasfitters who have now opened our doors to roofing works, so if you have Plumbing leaks and/or roof leaks we have your sollution. If you need New plumbing a re-roof or new roof, renovation, remedial and insurance works or just maintenance we have the expertise. Our roof and rain water division specialize in long run colour steel roofing, fascia, gutter, down pi...

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AB Building

Joined January 2019

Hi, previously trading as Blood Sweat and Tears, partner has moved on now trading on my own. I can provide competitive quotes for a variety of work and I will try to work within your time frame.

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Dylan Haora

Joined November 2011

Hi I've been in the construction industry for over six years. In Auckland and Northland, with experience in general construction earthworks road building concrete asphalt chipsealing retaining walls and drainage, In addition I have been university trained as an engineer, with project management experience. While I'm used to larger industry sized jobs I'm looking to deliver small jobs with the s...

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Apex Plumbers Limited

Joined November 2009

Master Plumbers supplying all your plumbing needs: Plumbers, Drainlayers, Sheetmetal Workers, Solar Systems, Roofing, Pump Sales & Servicing, Water filtration & Purifiers

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KAAP Contracting Ltd

Joined February 2020

Hi,we are a family business with over 25 years experience in Earthworks,Drainage, and Civil Construction including Retaining Walls, Fencing, Concrete Works and Landscaping. We can tackle all residential and commercial work from the smallest concrete repair to a complete subdivision. We pride ourselves on a professional service meeting all quality and deadline targets.

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CMC Electrical

Joined February 2013

Registered electrician Reliable, fast and efficient as well as cost effective. Specialise in residential electrical work. Cover all areas of electrical requirements Work out of Whangarei and from Ruakaka through to Bay of Islands. Look forward to hearing from you no matter what size of job

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Ken Budgen Contracting

Joined August 2018

I have been driving machines and doing earthworks for the last 35 years. I can do any earthmoving or digging work that you require. Driveways, roading, house and shed sites, trenching, hole-boring. Tractor mulcher mowing and transporting of machines.

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JCW TILING &WATERPROOFING LTD

Joined October 2018

Hi John woodcock here I have been tiling for 10 years I Specialise in all aspects of wall and floor tiling as well as waterproofing and full bathroom renovations as well as new fully tiled house floors, swimming pools, fountains and stone walls, driveways to fully tiled exterior house walls

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Labour Civil Limited

Joined June 2019

Hi, we deal with civil construction and water mains. Our team can operate all types of machinery especially a shovel.Drain laying makes up a big part of what we do as well.

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DIGGINSONS

Joined April 2019

Hi there, No job too big or small and we have the ambition and capabilities to tackle any job you have waiting for us, as well as offer our advice to the best of our knowledge if it benefits us or not. We take pride in only aiming to do the best job we possible can and more to keep our customers happy and giving them a reason to pass us on their family and friends. With our combination of fit you...

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Waterflow NZ Ltd

Joined November 2012

Hi, Waterflow NZ LTD specialises in Wastewater & Storm water management systems including drainage, and site works. We are dedicated to providing hassle free solutions and have a great team of experienced guys.

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Warren Gabb Certified Drainlayer

Joined November 2016

We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.certifying drainlayer with30 years experience in drainlaying and excavation Certifying drain layer 33 years experience.. P e welding ticket

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Smart Water & Irrigation ltd

Joined April 2018

Smart Water & Irrigation provides a professional service to give outstanding service in the industry. We have over 20 years experience in designing, supplying and installation. We can also service and maintain your existing pump and water filtration system. We are agents for leading brands like Onga, Southern Cross, Pentair and Capari. We also service other brands of water pumps such as Gru...

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Whangarei Building and Renovations Ltd

Joined June 2019

Whangarei Building and Renovations is a small construction company based in Whangarei and Northland. We have been building and renovating houses for 6+ years, we work hard to meet deadlines and don't mind going the extra mile. we pride ourselves on a quality finish at a fair price. We offer free quotes or labour only rates.

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ALL DONE

Joined October 2016

Hi there, Having worked in many industries including construction and also technician positions ,has provided me with experience to tackle almost any task. I am very handy and can think outside the box to resolve any problem you might have at a reasonable rate. Thank you for your consideration.

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