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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hot water cylinder quote

Posted 2 days ago

Hiya, Just need a quote for a new cylinder including installation. Need this ASAP, I am home all week.

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Back yard - channel and grate.

Posted 3 days ago

I would like to install a channel and grate to prevent run off from pooling against the house. The area is under 2metres wide. The ground is soft. I would like to "T" this into the existing drainage system.

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Unblock toilet

Posted 8 hours ago

Tenant has dropped the toilet freshener thing into toilet and the drain is blocked . Need to be unblocked asap

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Toilet

Posted 1 month ago

Semi blocked. ie. Water from cistern draining away very slow from bowl when flushed.

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Gutter tank installation

Posted 1 month ago

I have a couple of gutter tanks from mitre10 that I’d like installed to collect rainwater from roof. 250litres each.

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Installing new toilet and plumbing

Posted 1 month ago

I am adding a toilet to an existing bathroom and require someone to install the toilet and re-do the plumbing. The toilet we currently have will become part of an ensuite and a shower and vanity will be added.

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Drainage

Posted 1 month ago

Need advice as well as some form of drainage system. To divert water downhill away from the house and if possible connect it to the existing storm water system. Whenever it rains the water flows so far and then it pools where the ground levels out flat. It builds up right alongside the corner of the house. Probably looking at 18 metres of drain laying.

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Plumbing for shower

Posted 2 months ago

Plumbing for shower, renovation of upstairs bathroom, floor boards lifted and water pipes exposed, ready to go, need done ASAP.

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Replace shower

Posted 2 months ago

Shower leaking. Many attempts to stop the leaks. I think I need old one pulled out and replace with new. Fairly urgent please.

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Blocked downpipe from gutter

Posted 1 week ago

I have blocked downpipe.since I am on tank water it's an issue.most probably blocked by pine tree leaves from next door.i have been up ladder but dont want to make things worse by poking anything down it.

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Toilet Bowl Replacement

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for competent, qualified plumber to replace our existing toilet bowl. First 2 photos is the existing bowl. Last photo is the toilet bowl that we're planning to put in. Kindly provide quote estimate if interested to do the job. Thanks Woodhill, Whangarei

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Califont gas heating and shower tray

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need a plumber to supply and install a shower tray in a spare bathroom and a gas califont for hot water to the shower. All plumbing to be included.

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New toilet

Posted 4 weeks ago

Our daughter has a home built in the 1950's. They are gradually renovating and we would like to organise a new toilet.

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Over flow hot water cylinder

Posted 4 weeks ago

Water is overflowing from the hot water cylinder vent. Need it to be fix before we repair the roof next few days

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Water leak into house- drainage

Posted 2 months ago

Water has leaked in at ground level from street, water running down a slope on drive into a drain. I believe water proofing the concrete and getting a new grate over drain

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Unblock drain in Whangarei - see picture for reference

Posted 1 month ago

Need someone to unblock the drain in Whangarei - see picture for reference

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Bathtub replacement #2

Posted 1 month ago

I have a rental where the bathtub has small cracks that needs replacement

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Drainage to get water away from house corner

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking to have some extra drainage work carried out outside in order to take storm & rain water further away from the wooden piles at the corner of the house.

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Replace the old toilet to a new one.

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for a plumber who can take out the old toilet and replace with a new one.

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Install showered

Posted 2 months ago

Install new shower lining in existing shower

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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.

water tank connect in Waipu

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Taps and shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

LB

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plumbing for supertub in garage

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plumbing in Pipiwai


24th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Water leak into house- drainage


7th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ngunguru House Tank

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Unblock drain in Whangarei - see picture for reference

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water pressure in shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovation: disconnect, fit new fixtures+ required upgrades/ fixes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

It's a drain having to fix someone else's old DIY disasters... h_e_l_p_!?

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gutter tank installation


18th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Waste pipes install 2 x bathroom + kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Craig Rule Plumbing Ltd

Joined June 2019

Registered Craftsman Plumber with 30 Years of experience, we specialize in New Houses, kitchen and bathroom alterations, Hot water cylinders, Call Craig For a quote.

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Flex Drainage & Earthworks

Joined July 2019

Flex Drainage cover all aspects of drainage and we are PDGB registered. We also carry out small earthworks with help from our fleet of diggers. No job too small or too big

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CMC Electrical

Joined February 2013

Registered electrician Reliable, fast and efficient as well as cost effective. Specialise in residential electrical work. Cover all areas of electrical requirements Work out of Whangarei and from Ruakaka through to Bay of Islands. Look forward to hearing from you no matter what size of job

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AB Building

Joined January 2019

Hi, previously trading as Blood Sweat and Tears, partner has moved on now trading on my own. I can provide competitive quotes for a variety of work and I will try to work within your time frame.

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Northland drainage ltd

Joined August 2019

Hi, welcome to Northland Drainage. We specialise in new and existing house drainage, repairs and alterations. We pride ourselves on delivering quality workmanship. Call us for a free quote.

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KAAP Contracting Ltd

Joined February 2020

Hi,we are a family business with over 25 years experience in Earthworks,Drainage, and Civil Construction including Retaining Walls, Fencing, Concrete Works and Landscaping. We can tackle all residential and commercial work from the smallest concrete repair to a complete subdivision. We pride ourselves on a professional service meeting all quality and deadline targets.

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Lewis Plumbing and Gas

Joined March 2020

Hi, I am a Certifying Plumber and Gasfitter with 35 years experience in all aspects of Plumbing and Gasfitting… Commercial, Residential and Marine. I am based in Northcote, but travel and provide a personal service with very competitive rates. I am also available for work north of Auckland from Whangarei Heads. I'm new to Builderscrack, and I'm very competitive with my quotes...

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Hauraki and Sons contracting

Joined July 2015

Professional Digger operator who specializes in Concrete, Site works and Landscaping projects. We can move the Earth for you! Iwi Hauraki, Owner/Operator, is a skilled operator and experienced Project Manager who is committed to the highest standards of safety and efficient service. We offer free site visits! www.haurakiandsons.co.nz

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Ken Budgen Contracting

Joined August 2018

I have been driving machines and doing earthworks for the last 35 years. I can do any earthmoving or digging work that you require. Driveways, roading, house and shed sites, trenching, hole-boring. Tractor mulcher mowing and transporting of machines.

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Smart Water & Irrigation ltd

Joined April 2018

Smart Water & Irrigation provides a professional service to give outstanding service in the industry. We have over 20 years experience in designing, supplying and installation. We can also service and maintain your existing pump and water filtration system. We are agents for leading brands like Onga, Southern Cross, Pentair and Capari. We also service other brands of water pumps such as Gru...

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pro wire

Joined December 2010

Hi we work from hamilton to auckland we have been doing jobs from new homes full renovations ,to the smallest jobs ,we pride ourselves on punctuality, and 100% customer satisfaction ,we always clean up after ourselves and offer helpful advice and ,no obligation free quotes ,our prices are always competitive .

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Whangarei Building and Renovations Ltd

Joined June 2019

Whangarei Building and Renovations is a small construction company based in Whangarei and Northland. We have been building and renovating houses for 6+ years, we work hard to meet deadlines and don't mind going the extra mile. we pride ourselves on a quality finish at a fair price. We offer free quotes or labour only rates.

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Pedro's Diggers Earthworks & Drainage Northland

Joined December 2018

A leading Excavating & Drainage Contractor. If you’re looking for reliable, trustworthy, and efficient, then you’ve come to the right place. With a diverse portfolio, I have the experience to manage a variety of projects big or small. Driveways, retaining walls, erosion control, house sites, earthworks, siteworks any job that requires a digger we can complete on time & on budget.

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Auckland Drainage

Joined January 2017

We are your friendly drainage specialists! our number 1 aim is customer satisfaction, that means we put you first. - new builds - renovations - subdivisions - problem solving - unblocking - CCTV - council works - flood prevention - water courses - we pride ourselves on a fast efficient service to the highest of standards 24hours a day 7 days a week! don't hesitate to try us for a free no obligatio...

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Johnson Richards Plumbers

Joined June 2019

Our commitment is that if a job is worth doing, then it's worth doing well! Welcome, here at Johnson Richards Plumbing we believe that a satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all and that is what we pride ourselves upon. Hi, I am Leigh and I can happily state that our team with our vast experience are here and ready to assist you. We are a Proudly New Zealand Owned business and...

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DATT plumbing and heating

Joined March 2014

Hi, DATT P&H are a family run business, which has 25 years experience in all aspects of the trade,gaining the highest qualifications possible here and overseas.We have now acquired our waterproofing registration, and have all trades close at hand, so all our jobs can be project managed to time and cost. We are proud to say that our quotes are very competitive.

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spectrum plumbing and drainage

Joined January 2017

hi, im a licensed plumber and drain layer. i have been in the plumbing and drain laying industry for 7 years now. Im a keen worker and take pride of my work. my work includes : Installation of New Plumbing and renovations Bathroom Installations Kitchen Installations Spouting installations Hot Water Cylinder installations Repairing or New Drains General Repair and Maintenance New dra...

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BOI plumbing and gas

Joined September 2018

Hi, we are plumbers, Roofers and gasfitters who have now opened our doors to roofing works, so if you have Plumbing leaks and/or roof leaks we have your sollution. If you need New plumbing a re-roof or new roof, renovation, remedial and insurance works or just maintenance we have the expertise. Our roof and rain water division specialize in long run colour steel roofing, fascia, gutter, down pi...

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BSG Civil Limited

Joined April 2009

We are local contractors in Rodney and Kaipara and have over 10 years experience in both commercial and residential earth work, concrete work and retaining. We offer general earth works, site clearing, demolition, house cuts, driveways, farm races/tracks, culverts, retaining, cartage an much more. Based in Mangawahi and Warkworth we can cover the entire region. We look forward to meeting with yo...

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Warren Gabb Certified Drainlayer

Joined November 2016

We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.certifying drainlayer with30 years experience in drainlaying and excavation Certifying drain layer 33 years experience.. P e welding ticket

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