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

Freestanding bath install

Posted 1 week ago

Install of a free standing bath & change vanity in an existing second floor bathroom. Plumbing accessible via garage ceiling beneath the bathroom

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Plumbing up bath taps, basin taps, washing machine outlet in New Plymouth

Posted 3 months ago

Pretty straight forward, plumb in taps for bath, connect waste to outlet, plumb in hand basin, connect waste to outlet, extend waste for washing machine and tumble dryer water outlet in first floor apartment. Other work to follow, kitchen, new hot water gas install.

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Fitting new tapware

Posted 2 weeks ago

We require an estimate for a plumber to fit new taps and connect a new sink to waste once the new kitchen bench/sink is installed.

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Install new water system

Posted 5 months ago

We are looking to replace an old hot water system where the water comes from a gravity fed tank. Ideally we'd like to put in an infinity but not sure this is possible. We are also replacing the kitchen and bathroom so plumbing for those rooms need to be looked at. We would ideally like to get started on this work ASAP once the Covid 19 Alert level reduces

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Toilet replacement

Posted 3 months ago

Remove & replace two new toilet systems (excluding bowls) in house.

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Shower repair

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, my Englefield corner shower has started leaking in the corners and I need the silicone replaced around the frame please.

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Toilet installation

Posted 4 weeks ago

Install a new toilet in the downstairs area. Would like the work carried out in the next month or two. Have other work to follow, such as installing a gas connection and Rinnai hot water system, and bathroom renovations, including new shower and vanity.

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Effluent bed rebuild

Posted 4 months ago

The effluent bed has collapsed and it needs rebuilding.

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Leaking water main

Posted 6 months ago

Water running down the drive from a cracked or broken pipe, can’t see an obvious source.

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Plumbing

Posted 6 months ago

Shower drain seems to have a leak as it is coming through the wall

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Hot Water Cylinder Install

Posted 4 months ago

Wanting a hot water cylinder replaced, I have been given and second hand hot water cylinder that hasnt been used. Both are low pressure, the new one is taller. Current piping to the cylinder is copper.

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Backyard drainage

Posted 2 months ago

We have a backyard that pools with water. Our house flooded once. We want something to stop water pooling.

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Drain Blockage + Over flow

Posted 2 weeks ago

Kitchen drain pipe is blocked. Water comes back up the drain in to sink when tap is on, It does eventually drain but takes a while. The exit drain hole outside is also backed up and overflowed.We assume overflow may be going underneath the house and is also causing bad odours. No issues with any other sink/bathtub drain pipes

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Replace existing shower mixer with new one.

Posted 6 months ago

replace shower mixer with new, old one worn out, (un-equal pressure unit )

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Onsite Stormwater Soakage Bed

Posted 5 months ago

Provide a soakage bed for our new house site- 4.9m wise x 6.5 m long x 1m deep consisting of 350mm Reln trenching plastic arches back filled with clean metal 600mm thick wrapped in filter fabric and 300mm minimum topsoil above as per detailed engineers plan. Work needs to be undertaken as soon as possible for house to get code of compliance

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Outside drain blocked

Posted 1 month ago

we have an outside drain that overflows onto the lawn everytime we use the washing machine We are looking for quotes and if anything can be done at the moment Hoping to get it done sometime in this month,earlier than later if can

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Shower mixer repair or replace

Posted 1 month ago

leaky shower needs repair and replace may be

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Raise a bench and adjust plumbing accordingly

Posted 2 weeks ago

Remove a bench and install super tub for washing machine

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Leak in water line

Posted 2 months ago

Leak from a tee, line is 15mm equal polybutylene pipe

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Kitchen reno plus shower update

Posted 1 week ago

quote for moving plumbing for kitchen sink due to updating kitchen plus quote to update 2 showers

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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.

Hot water cylinder removal and hot water heat pump plumbing and electrical

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leaky Faucet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plumbing and Drainlaying

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plumbing -urgent internal flooding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replace existing shower mixer with new one.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot Water Cylinder Install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leaking toilet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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M W Plumbing

Joined July 2017

Hi there, I am a qualified, tradesman plumber with 10 years industry experience. I specialise in home renovations, HWC's and general plumbing maintenance.

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Myworks

Joined January 2017

Plumbing/handyman business. 30 years in the plumbing industry along with all round handyman skills from painting,gardening,and home repair and maintenance. Very professional, friendly with great standard of workmanship and above all, honest and reliable. Plumbing registration number is 19412. $1 million public liability insurance.

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Teraforma Construction

Joined November 2010

I am a builder who does tiling and landscaping when required, I have 15 years experience working in Auckland, Northshore, Hibiscus Coast & New Plymouth.I hold a degree in physical geography and I am very good with structural work. My rates are very reasonable and I work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Savvygas ltd

Joined May 2018

Hey there, we are a plumbing and gas fitting company based in new plymouth. Able to anything from a leaking tap to a major house renovation and everything in between. Able to sort out any gas issues. Competitive quotes available and always willing to work to clients requirements.

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LeafScreen

Joined October 2010

Leafscreen protects gutters from leaves, debris and birds. Great for those on tank water or have soak holes that need protecting. In business over 9 years and proud mambers of The Roofing Assn of NZ. Tje keys to our ongoing success is our quality conscious installers and happy satisfied clients. We do free assessments and quotes. We cover from The Far North to Christchurch.

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L & B Construction

Joined September 2019

We have done renovation in houses, painting and decorating, plastering, concreting, paving, fencing, house insulation, and cleaning in and outside the house or offices for 12 years. Whatever others won’t do we will be there to help your needs. Our professional, honest and hard working team will go extra mile for deadlines and to suit your budget. We specialise in any renovations from roof to floo...

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5N1 TRADE SERVICES

Joined August 2019

Hi, As per our company name, 5N1 Trade Services, our company provides services in these 5 fields- Plumbing, gas Fitting, Drainage, Heating & Cooling/ Refrigeration and Electrical. We specialize in Renovation, New builds, New install and Maintenance for residential and commercial. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing satis...

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J R Builders

Joined March 2011

Hi, I am a young quilfied builder looking for extra work. I have spent most of my time building redesintal homes, including decks, fences and some renovations.

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Webber Building Ltd

Joined October 2010

25 years experience. Member of the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand. Liceinced Building Practioner. Competitive rates for high quality workmanship. Specialise in New Homes, renovations, additions, hard landscaping, Maintenance, Bathroom and Kitchens.

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Verve Plumbing Services

Joined September 2019

Carlin is a Certified Plumber and Gas fitter with 8+ years experience on a range of residential and commercial plumbing jobs. Carlin has recently set up Verve Plumbing Services as his new business and prides himself on being reliable, trustworthy with good communication, working hard to get the job done on time & budget.

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Brendon Metcalfe Plumbing and Gas

Joined May 2020

I have been in the plumbing industry for 26 years and are a certifying plumber,gas fitter and Drainlayers .You get the owner of the company to do the work not an apprentice.Have a back ground in maintenance ,renovation work and have worked on a lot of new builds. Special expertise in septic field issues and design . We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget.

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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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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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PD Plumbing & Drainlaying ltd

Joined November 2016

Hi, We're a competitive plumbing company set up in the Taranaki area. Primarily servicing New Plymouth and surround suburbs, We also travel around the mountain at low travel costs. We specialize in renovations, new homes, fire installations, maintenance, and all sewer and storm water drainage requirements, big or small we do it all. Give our friendly crew a go and we won't let you down.

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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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WireWise Ltd

Joined May 2011

Don't hesitate to contact Neil Hocken if you want a Quality Electrical job done at your property, with sustainable values and your best interests in mind. RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL SWITCHBOARDS POWERPOINTS LIGHTING TV / FREEVIEW AUDIO / VISUAL NETWORKING HEAT TRANSFER PHONES

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