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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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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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Downpipes and Spouting – How to Make the Best Choice For Your Home

Posted 17/08/17

Whether you are building or renovating, at some stage you will need to consider your downpipes and spouting options... We’re lucky in New Zealand that we have many options when it comes to rainwater collection systems. With down-pipe and guttering manufacturers all praising their own prod

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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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Drainage

Posted 9 months ago

after all the rain over the winter the water doesnt seem to be draining away as it should, looking for options

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Tash

Posted 6 months ago

We have a blocked bath/shower drain pipe in the main bathroom so this is urgent

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Washing machine drain

Posted 4 months ago

Sick of flooding the laundry when the drain hose falls out of the tub. Want a standpipe plumbed in the existing tub drain.

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Blocked drains

Posted 2 months ago

3 x outside drains which downpipes feed into are heavily blocked. Looks like organic material - dirt, leaves etc. Easy access, property in Feilding township. Quotes please.

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40m of drainlaying

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, we are currently subdividing and building a new house on the rear of our section. the services have been connected from the mains in the road to our side of the boundary but we still need to lay the full length of everything all the way up the drive way to the house. about 40m long. a rough quote and an estimation of when the job could be done would be great and then we could go from there. thanks in advance

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Here comes the mud

Posted 3 months ago

Winter is coming and I have clay soil and my section gets boggy over winter. I would like some novaflo of something around the house to take the moisture away. House is 140sqm. It could be extended down the driveway

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Tash 2

Posted 6 months ago

As well as a blocked drain in the main bath/shower, I also have an ensuite shower that needs the temperature adjusted as it is either too hot or too cold.

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Drain conection

Posted 7 months ago

We need the stormwater, drain, and water connected to the road, I'm looking for Intrench someone gave his name we don't have his number

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Fire install w/wetback and solar water heater install

Posted 9 months ago

I need a woodburner installed into a new location (where there has never previously been a fire). I have the new fire, flue, flue shield and hearth here already, however will require a flashing and dek-tite gaskets etc. Consent has been issued already as well. In addition to the fire install I require the existing hot water cylinder disconnected and a new solar hot water cylinder (on roof type cylinder - already purchased and mounted in position) plumbed in (consent covers this change too).It al...

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Ange2000 2

Posted 7 months ago

Blocked spa pool taken apart does not empty so not sure how to fix would suit plumber or handyman

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Council Water Supply

Posted 1 month ago

Council Mains Water Supply Pipe up shared driveway to my section boundary. Have included drawing with water main and location of boundary circled in yellow.

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Drainage for sloping driveway

Posted 9 months ago

We have a driveway which slopes down about 30 degrees from the road. At the bottom of the driveway is a garage. We have had issues with water coming inside when we have heavy rain. There is an existing sump and we have installed a temporary sump pump, however we need a permanent solution. I think the existing sump needs to be upgraded and maybe a new slot drain installed. We have spoken with the council and we are able to direct the water to the road.

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Please fix my hot water tap so I can sleep at night

Posted 7 months ago

Tap in bed room sink won't turn off hot water tap possibly needs replacing

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Dishwasher install

Posted 8 months ago

Hi team, I need a plumber to come and quote on a dishwasher install and tapware install as we are replacing the old ones. Also, we have a header tank that feeds our hot water cylinder that we would like to byass with an adaptor (or something like that). Would prefer someone that could come fairly quickly as have been messed around a wee but with plumbers not replying or turning up.

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Pipe alterations

Posted 1 month ago

Convert existing individual hot and cold taps to single lever mixer set-up. Existing sink and cabinetry already removed. Have already opened the wall cavity to allow access to existing copper pipes. Job is ready to be done now . Prefer ASAP

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Two hotwater cyclinders in Feilding

Posted 10 months ago

We have two adjoining pensioner flats (duplex) that require the hot water cylinders to be replaced due to age. Currently on low pressure but would like to know options around replacing with mains pressure. 180li.

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Ange2000

Posted 7 months ago

Blocked spa pool taken apart does not empty so not sure how to fix would suit plumber or handyman

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Low hot water pressure boost.

Posted 3 months ago

Three bedroom home (Rental Property) has low water pressure which affects the shower & washing machine. Currently uses gravity fed header tank with Davey pump pumping water to the header. Looking to have suitable hot water booster pump installed.

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Laundry

Posted 2 months ago

Move washing machine plumbing, change tub taps to a mixer.

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Old toilet bowl to be replaced

Posted 1 month ago

I have an old toilet that needs replacing. No leaks just for asthetics. I have the new one. Using existing cistern which has been replaced in recent years.

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Recent plumbing reviews

With over 136,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

pipe alterations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

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

New shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Loose, dripping tap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom plumbing urgent

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

bath room reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th July 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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The Kingz Co

Joined April 2019

Hi, we have 20years experience in our team. We have great pride in our workmanship and professionalism. We have pulled together a team of leaders to take care of your specific needs. No job to big, No job to small. Call us today ?

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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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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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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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Kinetic Plumbing Systems

Joined August 2017

A certifying plumber/gas fitter and registered drain layer that specialises in plumbing/gas maintenance and renovations with over 12 years experience in both the domestic and commercial sectors.

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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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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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THE TILE LAYER

Joined August 2011

floor and wall tile layer, water proofing in all and any wet areas, over 20 years experience in residential and commercial tiling, stone, ceramic, mosaic, design and lay, i have done some building, plastering and painting. look at sites http://www.tilelayerhamilton.com

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Tank H2O Ltd

Joined May 2017

We supply and install Water Tanks (currently offering a great deal on 800L emergency water tanks) and are the agents for Gutter Foam gutter protection across Wellington and Wairarapa. A perfect combination to keep your gutters clear and your tank water free from debris.

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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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Refresh Renovations Manawatu

Joined August 2012

Refresh renovations is New Zealand's leading design and build home improvement specialist offering a range of services including: Create more space | Open plan living | Kitchen Renovations | Bathroom Renovations | Warm up homes | Create indoor outdoor flow | Refresh rooms | Outdoor Renovation | Re-clad and insulate The focus of Refresh Renovations is on designing to your budget and building to...

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a home maintenance company in the Manawatu/ Whanganui/ Hawkes Bay Region offering a comprehensive range of maintenance services using both internal staff and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can accept payment by major credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa), cash or direct credit. Why use Level Ridge? 1. Remove the...

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Evan Kangisher Contracting

Joined May 2010

Hello. 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. I do not ordinarily supply quotes - particularly for maintenance and minor alteration work, but can provide advice and an esti...

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Wired Services Ltd

Joined April 2011

Wired Services - Registered Electrical Contractors Wired Services are electricians in the Palmerston North area, providing a friendly personal service for all your electrical repairs, maintenance and installations. Whatever your requirements we have the ability to exceed your expectations, with cost effective and guaranteed work to get the best possible professional solution. Are you b...

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Callum Proebstel Plumbing

Joined February 2017

Local Manawatu registered Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer new to Builderscrack. New plumbing, maintenance and renovations can cater to all. Professional and hardworking to provide quality work. Mainly doing weekend work at this stage.

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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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Rooney Builders

Joined October 2018

Old school registered master builders. Chris being in the industry for 40years priding himself on price point and good quality works. We can do anything, from project management to everyday handy man chores. Just ask and we can help. We travel all over north island for your needs.

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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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