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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Replace Felton Shower Mixer

Posted 11 months ago

The shower head has snapped off the Felton mixer - needs to be replaced.

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Shower pressure fix

Posted 7 months ago

Inspect reason for, and hopefully fix terrible shower water pressure. Hot water is from Reem low pressure hw cylinder. All other taps seem to have fine pressure.

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Toilet replacement

Posted 1 month ago

Times come to get our archaic toilet replaced. We've got our eye on a specific model, just after someone qualified to let us know if it will fit, and then to actually rip out the old and install the new.

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Repair leaking Toilet

Posted 3 months ago

Inspect and repair leaking toilet in rental property.

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Plumbing work for relocated house and double garage

Posted 7 months ago

Plumber needed to connect up plumbing and replace plumbing under house damaged during house removal, connect plumbing to garage where laundry will be located. There will also be other work including installing and replacing some guttering, connecting up existing rheem infinity hot water system run from gas cylinders and uninstalling old existing gas heaters and gas stove and more small jobs as they come up. House likely to be relocated within the next 2-4 weeks.

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Leak in Kitchen sink copper pipe

Posted 1 year ago

Replace and fix leak underneath kitchen sink where plastic connects to copper pipe fittings

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Replace old hot water cylinder

Posted 2 months ago

Present cylinder is 130 litre. Replacement is a 250. Wet back reconnection involved . New base support to be constructed before cylinder is installed. Have new cylinder on site.

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Moving hot and cold feed 300mm

Posted 2 months ago

Hi any plumbers on here that could squeeze me in? Should be a quick job, just need the hot and cold feed for my kitchen moved to the right around 300mm. I will cut the surrounding gib out so it's nice and clear for you.

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Cold baths

Posted 11 months ago

Not sure if I need a new cylinder. May be a thermostat . Need an honest tradesman who is not just going to rip it out and put in a new cylinder if its not necessary

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Water pressure

Posted 11 months ago

The hot water pressure is a joke. May take half an hour to 40 minutes to get enough hot water to run a bath. Then i have to add the cold water.

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Solar Temper Valve fitting

Posted 3 months ago

We currently have a wetback plumbed into our cylinder and is causing the taps to come to near boiling temperature and been advised a solar temper valve should fix our problem as we don’t even have a regular one.

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Outdoor tap fitted

Posted 10 months ago

I need an outdoor water tap fitting/ plumbing to the external house wall so I can use a hose from the mains water in the garden.

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Bathroom - Upgrade

Posted 8 months ago

Require Shower, Bath and vanity installation including new plumbing.

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Plumber needed

Posted 4 weeks ago

Needing an shower mixer installed in an bathroom there current plumbing for bath just needing to swape to shower mixer Mixer and shower head will be supplied

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Installing new mixer and maybe shower head

Posted 6 months ago

Hoping to have someone come and look at our shower mixer which is leaking and let us know if it can be retrofitted with a new mixer and potentially the shower head too. See attached pics. Registered plumbers only please.

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Repair leaking pipe

Posted 1 year ago

Requires leaking cold water pipe repair. Leaking at join as per pic on right

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Renovations #2

Posted 10 months ago

New laundry needs new plumbing

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Anne

Posted 9 months ago

Hi need a vanity 900 in From old 1900 to new2020 Bath free standing so bit of concrete to get done urgently as sitting outside in this weather

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New shower & vanity

Posted 2 months ago

House is to be listed for sale asap. Location is Rangiotu. Wanting quote to plumb in new shower and vanity, directly replacing old ones. Work to be completed next month, would need to purchase the shower/vanity (or have them included in quote) so would need help to determine which shower/vanity options will match the existing fittings to keep the job simpler and cost down.

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Laundry and bathroom repairs

Posted 6 months ago

Need mixer in shower replaced, laundry washing machine taps repaired. Also a quote for putting a hand basin in the toilet room and a report for insurance on condition of pipes in house and any urgent repairs done (it's a new purchase of an old character home).

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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.

Storm water connection and pipe work

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4th October 2019

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 3
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 4
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 3

Over flow / leaking pipe

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12th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Repair leaking Toilet

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12th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Angela Bennett #3

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23rd August 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Water pressure

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15th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Repair leaking pipe

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15th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

pipe alterations

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20th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Old toilet bowl to be replaced

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laundry and bathroom repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

leak in Kitchen sink copper pipe

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

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Linc Electrical

Joined October 2014

Experienced electrician of 11+ Years with focus on very high level of workmanship, customer satisfaction and meeting and exceeding customer expectations for a satisfactory budget. No job too big nor too small!

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Tranzheat Air Conditioning Ltd

Joined September 2009

Registered Electricians Specialist Heatpump Technicians Qualified Heatpump Installers and Registered Electrical Service Technicians Supply,install and service air conditioning equipment. Domestic and Commercial Electrical work

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S Goodman Plumbing and gas

Joined August 2016

I am a certifying Plumber and Gasfitter with a Focused of good quality work and service I specialize in maintenance and renovations. the services i provide are: General residential plumbing and gas maintenance and renovations, gas appliance servicing, continuous flow hot water heater installation, and solid fuel fire cleaning and servicing

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Evan Kangisher Contracting

Joined May 2010

I am a certifying plumber and drain-layer, and I have many years experience in residential and commercial plumbing work. I do not concentrate on drain-laying but I am also a certifying drain-layer with experience in residential drain-laying. I do not do gas-fitting but have a regular gas-fitter I can call on should I need to. I do not ordinarily supply quotes, particularly for maintenance and...

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Semtex Plumbing & Gas

Joined May 2015

Semtex Plumbing & Gas was established in 2015 and offers professional and extensive gas, plumbing, drainage & bathroom renovation services to Palmerston North and the wider manawatu. Founder Matthew Nieper has 15 years experience. Why You Should Choose Semtex Plumbing & Gas Semtex Palmerston North is a member of the Master Plumbers Association, giving you the Master Plumbers Guarantee and u...

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Windsor Electrical Limited

Joined February 2018

Hi I have been and electrician for over 30 years and have carried electrical works in the domestic, commercial and Industrial sectors of the electrical industry. We pride ourselves in quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. All quotes are free and very competitive, no job to small wether its replacing a power point, light, switch or to a house rewire. Please feel free to contact me at an...

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On Point Drainage

Joined March 2015

Hi, we are a small drainage company specialising in all your residential or commercial drainage needs. We provide experienced and quality service whether it be a full relay of sewage and water pipes or a small repair. We have over 12 years experience in the industry and are certified drainlayers. We pride ourselves on providing competitive free quotes and then completing jobs with the highest lev...

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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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JAMAP Property Maintenance Limited

Joined September 2017

Hi, we specialise in general handyman, property maintenance tasks and general plumbing advice. We also offer a bathroom design service. We are very professional and work hard to meet customer deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. Give us a try - you won't be disappointed.

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Renshaw Civil Ltd

Joined August 2018

Hi, I have been in the industry for about 15 years. We are a family business. We can dig out for new house sites, Driveways, drains and general contracting. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for our customers. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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ONCORE BUILDING MAINTENANCE

Joined April 2020

ONCORE Building Maintenance Service One call does it all. Oncore is New Zealand's leading team for residential and commercial repairs, maintenance, insurance work, and we service nationwide. The Oncore process ensures your project is delivered to a high standard, on time and within your budget. From your first consultation, through to project completion, Oncore provides one point of con...

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H2O Plumbing Services

Joined September 2020

Hi, I'm a local certified plumber that services the Wellington and Horowhenua regions. I have 13 years of experience in the plumbing sector, and since becoming certified in 2018 I have started my own company based in Otaki. I take pride in problem-solving, providing a reliable and efficient service, and delivering high-quality workmanship.

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Nick Wickham Plumbing and Gas Ltd

Joined May 2017

Hi there We are a small husband and wife run business specialising in domestic plumbing and gas fitting applications. Whether it’s fixing your leaky tap, upgrading your old hot water system, installing a new fire or gas oven you can trust in us for a job well done. Free competitive quotes provided and times tailored to suit you. We offer the following services: - Plumbing and Gas Fi...

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AA Plumbing & Gas Ltd

Joined January 2020

Hi, AA Plumbing & Gas Ltd currently has a staff of 8. We specialize in domestic plumbing, gasfitting & drainlaying covering maintenance, new builds and alterations. We are available 24/7 for those emergency jobs. Our staff are very experienced, qualified and take pride in completing jobs within the customers expectations.

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable. I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working with you to giving you qualit...

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Fast Flow Plumbing Ltd

Joined September 2018

Fast Flow Plumbing Ltd is located in the Manawatu . We have 16 years experience in the trade.We specialise in Maintenance, New Homes, Renovations and Heating. Reasonable rates and efficient service. 24/7 CALL OUT service. ( Quality without Compromise)

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JWL DRAINAGE LTD

Joined August 2019

For all your drainage requirements, give us a call. Repairs, upgrades to drainage systems and underground water services. We also are able to do any earthworks jobs. Certified Drainlayers, PNCC approved service connections contractor.

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Solar Works Ltd

Joined September 2009

Solar Works is owned and operated by Greg Winter, a Certified Plumber and Gasfitter with 18 years experience. We provide high quality plumbing and gasfitting services and are experts in supply and installation of solar hot water systems. We pride ourselves on quality, integrity and service that is second to none. We are a member of the New Zealand Solar Industries Association, and are accredi...

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Manawatu/ Whanganui and Hawkes Bay Region regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioner) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope of work yo...

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Synergy Plumbing and Gas Limited

Joined March 2019

Certifying plumber and gasfitter, registered drainlayer with 13+ years experience in the plumbing industry specialising in general plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying installation, repairs and maintenance. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the best advice and solutions for any plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying issues they may have whether its replacing a washer or draining surface wate...

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