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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 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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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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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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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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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Mains pressure hwc/wetback

Posted 2 days ago

Looking for a quote to purchase and install a mains pressure hot water cylinder and attach it to an existing chippie/wetback.

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Hot water cylinder possible thermostat replacement

Posted 4 months ago

Water not heating , possibly the thermostat needs replacing

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Spa bath repair

Posted 2 months ago

I have an older 'Stylus' corner spa pool (circa +15 years) which is leaking when turned on. It hasn't been used for a long time and I believe a seal has dried out over time because of lack of use and has resulted in this problem. There is an access panel to get to the motor/pipework area, it is a bit small but I have no problem with enlarging this if necessary as long as a suitable replacement panel/cover can be fitted. I'm looking for a quote to remedy

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Installation and repair

Posted 2 months ago

I would like a showerdome installed. I have a toilet pipe that has been leaking for awhile. I've changed the washer and tap but it still continues to drip. Also there is a downpipe between my unit and the one beside me that needs to be looked at. It may need replacing.

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Plumbing

Posted 2 months ago

Replace wc, bath & vanity taps & sink mixer and connect new bench top

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Replace hot & cold taps

Posted 3 months ago

Fittings underneath basin are larger than the previous ones and will need some adjustments

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Bathroom Plumbing

Posted 1 month ago

I am getting a new shower unit and a new Vanity unit I will need these plumbed in.. and also want to change the taps on the bath. I am in an area with Low pressure . I have a builder organised to rip out the old shower and vanity.. would prefer if an interested plumber would look at the job before the builder starts.. I pretty much have an idea of what I want. I just do not want to buy the new bits until a plumber views the job. I don't want to go and buy the wrong stuff. I am based in Kaia...

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Locate and repair water leak

Posted 5 months ago

we have a leak somewhere in our plumbing and need a plumber to locate it and repair.

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Leaking tap in kitchen

Posted 15 hours ago

I have a leaking tap in the kitchen, also when I run the bath, it takes around 10 minutes for the water to run , thanks

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Overflow tank

Posted 3 months ago

Overflow valve not shutting off

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Leaking cyclinder

Posted 1 month ago

Repair leaking cylinder inside cupboard

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Supply and install new toilet

Posted 1 month ago

Remove existing toilet and replace with new. Prefer something the same height as current (see pic). Not sure if the air vent needs to be reused or preferably something that won’t require it.

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New tab and fix pipe to gully trap

Posted 1 month ago

We are wanting a new tap on our vanity. Also the pipe to the gully trap needs to be fixed. Hope someone could help. Cheers

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Leaking overflow

Posted 4 months ago

We have a small hot water cylinder in our ensuite. There is a pipe that goes outside (groundlevel) we think it is the overflow pipe, its is leaking a lot and the ground is very soggy now. Hoping its just a repair as opposed to a new HWC :(

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Relaying section of drainage

Posted 1 month ago

Have a worm based system that has separate grey and black lines - The present black line does not have enough fall which is causing blockages as this is a low flow line with no grey water running through this line. Looking to divert lines so has a more direct line to black worm tank. - See attached drawing

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Bryan Harrison

Posted 5 months ago

The kitchen Tap is leaking at the join

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Urgent tap repair

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi there, We have an urgent job need completed today Our tap has come off at the wall while replacing a washer. Our house has our first open home tomorrow so we are needing this repaired today. Please get in contact if you can help asap

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Change Scrapeater and fix outside tap

Posted 4 months ago

We have a Robinhood Scrapeater that needs replacing and also an outside tap that is leaking. Not sure if this a job for a plumber or just a clever handyman.

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Disconnect laundry sink then reconnect

Posted 3 months ago

I have a top loading washing machine. My new home has a full bench top so I need the bench top with sink disconnected while the bench top is cut, edges fixed, and then put back again with the sink reconnected. I have someone who will do the cutting and fixing of the edges, so just need a plumber to disconnect and later reconnect the sink. Thank you, Helma

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New mixer tap

Posted 1 month ago

My laundry sink needs the old taps removed and a mixer tap installed and everything left water tight. If you could quote from picture that would be great. I can supply mixer tap. Thanks

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Recent plumbing reviews

With over 144,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Swap over old laundry tub to my new one

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5th January 2018

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 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Plumbing

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20th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Change Scrapeater and fix outside tap

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28th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New tab and fix pipe to gully trap

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17th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace kitchen sink and mixer tap

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23rd August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Drains for sleep out

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower rescue

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower fix

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

kitchen tap replacement


23rd March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plumbing inspection and shower fix

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4th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Monique or Phil

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Installation and repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Header tank drip Tray supply and Install 2


18th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Replace waste disposal

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30th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install wastemaster

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Broken water mains tap!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laundry supertub reconnected and fridge/freezer plumbed in

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Septic tank pump

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Relaying section of drainage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Skilled Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2013

Hello, are you tired of getting a sparky that doesnt show up when they say? Do you need an electrician that will communication with you effectively all of the way through your job or project? Do you worry about the level of workmanship you are going to get when you take on a new tradesman, and can you trust them to have your best interests at heart? At Skilled Electrical we try extremely hard t...

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Water Craft Plumbing and Gas

Joined October 2011

Water Craft Plumbing LTD is a small family owned and operated business specialising in plumbing, gas fitting and drain laying throughout the suburbs of North Canterbury ( Based In Rangiora ) We are proud upholders of traditional values. Values that we work by include: - Customer Service is paramount - Workmanship is guaranteed - Time Frame is realistic and adhered to - Pricing is competi...

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Daryls Drainage Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hello, I have been in the Plumbing and Drainlaying trade for over 20 years and have worked in the fields of new housing, renovations, alterations, blocked drains, EQC work, Retail and commercial developments. I have a high standard of workmanship and professional standards and take great pride in my work where the client comes first.

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BDQ Plumbing Ltd

Joined January 2016

BDQ Plumbing, Your quality plumbing, drainage and gasfitting solution. This is the value we work by and we strive to uphold it. We have extensive knowledge in in all aspects of plumbing, drainage and gas fitting work. We offer services in all areas from residential maintenance right through to commercial developments. We are a small team who work closely with each other to provide the b...

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Plumbing Matters Ltd

Joined August 2017

Hi there, I am a new business and have had 9 years plumbing experience doing maintenance, renovations and new builds. I pride myself on being punctual, thorough and efficient with my time on site. I can offer competitive quotes and make sure jobs get completed on time and budget.

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POOMAN LTD

Joined August 2017

We have been working in the drainage industry for over 13 years and are Christchurch based all. We are a one stop shop for drainage, we can unblock drains, camera drains, water blast. We do small repairs right upto to extensive drainage projects. We supply EQC investigations for earthquake damaged drainage to the required EQC standards. Free Quotes for all drainage requirements. Pooman...

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Professional Gas and Plumbing

Joined October 2018

We are experienced gasfitters and plumbers with over 17 years experience in the Canterbury area. We speacialise in all areas of gasfitting and have fast friendly service at an affordable price. Free quotes are available upon request and Dean is happy to find solutions to any problems you may have.

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Bobs Plumb & Gas

Joined May 2019

Certified plumber and gasfitter for all those jobs that big companies dont want to do or are too busy to fit in . Small jobs that need urgent attention can be sorted quickly .

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Uneda Plumber Ltd

Joined July 2012

Hi, Uneda Plumber is proud to be Canterbury owned and operated since 2009. Our plumbers have the highest standards, and a worldly wide range of knowledge and skills on all levels of plumbing. So whether it's a bathroom or kitchen reno, a replacement faulty Hwc, help with your wetback fire or even a complete new build. All you need to remember is, if you need a plumber UNEDA PLUMBER.

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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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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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M D S Electric Ltd

Joined August 2019

Hi, we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 2 years, we are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines. Thank you for your business.

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michael smit

Joined December 2017

As a licensed Craftsmen Plumber,for 30 years i am experienced in all general plumbing,new houses,alterations and specialize in repairs/maintenance.I can often provide a prompt same day service. I am also an experienced fruit tree pruner(specialize in home orchards),I also install irrigation for home orchards, and provide a consultancy service,where people wanting ideas and advice can visit my e...

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Discount Drainage Ltd

Joined July 2016

Aubrey and Leigh Tuuta, and their team at Discount Drainage Ltd provide quality solutions to your drainage needs, at an affordable price. We're Professionals who take pride and care in our work, whilst completing your project on time and on budget. Based in North Canterbury and Servicing the wider Canterbury Region. Some of the services we provide include Drainlaying - Residential, Com...

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BC Drainage and Excavation

Joined July 2019

Ben has over 10 years experience in drainage and excavation from big jobs to small jobs. Ben prides himself on delivering top quality work at a reasonable price. Ben is reliable, on time, efficient and dedicated to delivering a high standard of work to his clients. *council approved drain layer *new drains sewer/storm water *alterations *repairs *blocked drains *excavation work *drivewa...

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Dominex

Joined August 2018

THE SOLUTION - DOMINEX 16 + YEARS INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE We pride ourselves on high quality workmanship and reliability. Dominex is the only contractor you will need for Plumbing, Gas, Civil and Drainage. Make your next project simple, by giving us a call now! EXPERIENCE AND SERVICES: Water filters – under sink or whole house installations Renovations & new housing Swimming & spa p...

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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

Step into the light with an electrician, now a two man team specialising in renovations and repairs, but will give free quotes for any size or variety of work - i.e heat lights to Club fitouts. Note also licensed security technician. Trademe services also has more reviews available. Please note our minimum charge is 1 hr for charge up work - however we charge no call out fees during regular busin...

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ko plumb ltd

Joined April 2012

OK Plumb ltd menu # Plumbing # Drainlaying # Waterblasting # Roof leak repairs/replace iron coloursteel. # Spouting leak repaires/replace # Log burner installs # New house plumbing/drainlaying

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LJ Plumbing Drainage & Gas LTD

Joined February 2019

We specialize in all jobs Plumbing, Drainage, or Gas related. No job to big or to small. We have a 1.7t digger also available. It can get into the small places and is better than using the shovel. Get in contact today for a competitive quote and reliable service!

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch and service We offer6 Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work Odd jobs

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