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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Many drips, new kitchen taps [and if possible, and heat pump installation]

Posted 1 year ago

I have dripping taps in bathrooms, and I may have a leak in my water heater. I've got a new tap I would like installed in my kitchen. If you can do it, I have a heat pump that needs to be installed, but this job can wait a while.

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Small Kitchenette New Plumbing

Posted 3 months ago

Plumber required to plumb new kitchenette to existing water/waste. - Easy access under house - Discuss changing hot water cylinder to larger size, or new gas install. (TBC)

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Install new toilet

Posted 6 months ago

Wnat to install new toilet, we will buy toilet. Work will be in two phases 1) remove old toilet before new vinyl is being laid 2) install new toilet after vinyl is laid

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Install hot water cylinder

Posted 11 years ago

we need old cylinder pulled out and new one put in. we have new cylinder already and it is wetback.

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Outside tap

Posted 1 year ago

Please install an outside tap at a newly bought property. Water comes from rainwater tank.

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Renovate bathroom

Posted 6 months ago

Replace shower and shower fittings and replace 2 existing toilets with new ones.

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Plumbing and Drain laying for new house

Posted 4 months ago

I’m starting a build in Ohakune, in a couple of weeks the earthworks will begin for the foundation, however our plumber has fallen through due to covid19. Please see ...... k/Consented%20Plans.pdf?dl=0 for a copy of the consent documents. Page 3 shows the services on the boundary and page 6 shows the required drain laying and plumbing, however misses the laundry sink / washing machine outlets in the drawing but tub is supplied. You will also note a gas hot water system and where the gas...

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Plumber - general

Posted 4 years ago

Plumber needed to inspect water pump and filters, also check when septic tank was last pumped - job will be after 1 September following settlement (but possibly sooner).

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Water In/Out supply for Dishwasher

Posted 1 year ago

I would like to install a dishwasher on a side of the kitchen that has no water supply. The sink is on the opposite side of the kitchen (approx 2.5m away) I would like a cold water supply to be installed under the floor and to the back of the dishwasher. The wastewater can be directed straight to the outside drain. The house is on piles approx 60cm high. In the photo, the dishwasher is to go between the fridge and stove on the left.

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Posted 2 years ago

We have a flooding issue outside our carport that floods our carport in heavy rain. We need a sump put in, drainage from there to the creek about 40m across our paddock (this means we need a trench dug) and metal laid on the driveway and compacted (it's currently grass).

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Installing toilet and new bath

Posted 1 year ago

We have already removed the old toilet and have the replacement ready to go in. The bath also needs replacing, as the floor is rotted out underneath. We will source the new bath for it, and the new flooring. My husband has half started the job and can help with building. Ideally this job needs to be done asap so we dont have to go out to the garage any more to use the toilet out there.

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Ur Plumber Waikato Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Plumbing industry with over 10 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. While we specialise in General Maintenance Plumbing we also do complete full renovations kitchen,bathroom,laundry. Whether upgrading from low to mains pressure Hot water , blocked drain to a roof leak Ur Plumber Waikato Ltd has...

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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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Gaskin Plumbing Ltd

Joined June 2019

Here at Gaskin Plumbing we have a passion for all things plumbing and drainage. From small jobs to architectural builds through to commercial projects. We take pride in our attention to detail and customer satisfaction is achieved through communication and quality. We look forward to being your vision to reality.

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Mackford Drainage Ltd

Joined October 2010

We are a locally owned and operated business consisting of two registered certified drainlayers (Scott & Josh). We are professional in our work and take pride in giving our customers a tidy quality job. We do all aspects of Drainage including: Septic Tank/ Treatment Plants installations, New house and Alteration drainage, Excavation, and Footings.

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Piping Hot Plumbing & Drainage Ltd

Joined July 2019

We are a locally owned & operated Plumbing, Gasfitting, Drainlaying & Roofing company based in Whanganui. We offer a 24/7 after hours call out service

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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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Joined July 2018

A keen, hard-working, multi-skilled and ambitious qualified Plumber with 8 years of experience in installing, repairing and servicing plumbing and and working on a variety of plumbing systems. I am always willing to go the extra mile to deliver a high standard of work and exceed customer needs and expectations.

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TWS Co. (The whole shabang)

Joined March 2010

Hi, We've been building and painting new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Auckland for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Kaipara, Rodney and Hauraki districts. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet dea...

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Flash Gas And Plumbing Limited

Joined July 2020

Introducing Campbell Winter. Certified Gasfitter, plumber and Director for the Company established in 2020. Campbell is no newcomer to the industry having honed his skill set over 11 years to give both the balance of youthful enthusiasm and experience in the field. The Company’s target market is for customers with high expectations of workmanship and communication and to deliver to them a value...

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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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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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RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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Divine Plumbing ltd

Joined October 2016

Divine plumbing meets all customer requirements and work as /nzs standard We specialise in new houses , renovations , extention and other maintenance work in terms of hwc issues , leaky taps or any fixture we give correct information and best way possible to solve your issues , spouting issues or replacement we can do that as well as any roof maintenance or leaks We can also provide dra...

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Tjmdrillingservices Ltd

Joined April 2017

Owner operator with 5.5 ton digger and 4 wheeler truck. I offer services from general Earthworks, house cuts , section clearing , drive preping for new drive ways, installing new and existing utilitys, and spoil removal ect. I am reliable and efficient and have competitive prices so give us a call

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