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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Plumbing for renovation

Posted 6 days ago

Needing wall hung toilet to be replaced. Old redundant piping removed in walk in pantry. Fixtures in shower to be removed for tile removal. Will also book in for taps to be installed. A gas installer will also be a bonus

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Piping in a new outside water tap and drain

Posted 3 months ago

We would like an external water tap fitting at the back of out house - to the garage wall - and also a water supply being piped through into the garage so it can be used as a laundry. We would like full drainage to be available to the landry and a small drain under the outside tap. All of the water pipes and drainage can be accessed via a large under house cavity. I expect this job would involve diverting off an existing water pipe and running this to under the deck (adjacent to the garage), br...

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Replace Shower Unit

Posted 1 month ago

Replace current curved corner shower unit with missing double sliding doors, with similar unit.

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Cracked pipe

Posted 1 month ago

There seems to be a cracked pipe in the that might need replacing and crimping. We can hear water in the bathroom.

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Faulty value

Posted 2 months ago

Valve on hit water cylinder won't shut and water is coming out of vent pipe onto roof and down gutter

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Broken drain and cracked wastewater pipe.

Posted 2 months ago

I have a rental at Clark Road, Kamo. There is a noise of water running. It might be due to a cracked wastewater according to a builder who inspected it.

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Insinkerator hot water install

Posted 4 days ago

I need a hot water system installed in my kitchen. I assume this would include supply of the product.

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Stormwater Outlet

Posted 4 days ago

To get WDC sign off on our home we need CCTV camera footage of the drain from our property to WDC connection (about 20 m). We also need an enclosed box built around our exit point.

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Move Toilets move pipes

Posted 2 months ago

Renovating bathroom move pipes for vanity, shower mixer and move toilet

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Plumbing inspection (ensuite) #2

Posted 3 months ago

We need to get a coa For an ensuite thats been made out of a wardrobe and need a plumber to look at whats done and give a report , pretty simple , can stand up under house

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Connect down pipe to storm water drain pipe

Posted 1 week ago

Need drainage pipe put in from down pipe to drainage pipe that is already in gound, the pipe will need to be around 8 meters long.

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Plumber for Renovation

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking for a qualified plumber to assist with a renovation and new fit out of 2 bed unit in Morningside. New kitchen and bathroom but no moving of bathroom fixtures. Kitchen sink will remain where is but addition of dishwasher. Laundry plumbing will be moved to other side of wall where it currently sits. The gulley trap to be reviewed as well.

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As soon as possible

Posted 1 month ago

Needing a plumber for 3 sites. 1. Raumanga- fit of sink in kitchen and laundry, new hot water cylinder, replace galvanised pipe work 2. Raumanga- new gas califont, bathroom and laundry 3. Hikurangi- Laundry pipe work and tub, new toilet and vanity installation Please respond if you are available this week to price and start. Cheers

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Whau Valley

Posted 2 months ago

Small reno. We need someone to disconnect existing taps in kitchen and bathroom sinks so we can remove the kitchen and vanity. Existing taps in kitchen come out of the wall and in bathroom vanity 2 taps bowl mounted. We would like pipes changed to accomodate bench mounted mixers. We know everyone is busy but we are needing this to be done on either the 16th or 17th Dec if possible? Expected cost was a guess. If you're interested then let us know what approx cost would be. Thanks :)

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Replace toilet with new one

Posted 1 week ago

We are needing our toilet replaced. Might need some of the pipes moved to fit new toilet.

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Plumbing inspection (ensuite)

Posted 3 months ago

We need to get a coa For an ensuite thats been made out of a wardrobe and need a plumber to look at whats done and give a report , pretty simple , can stand up under house

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Willa #2

Posted 3 months ago

To widen and the depth of drain due to flooding not coping with existing set up.This was the flooding in July.Also put in bigger pipe to cope with water as existing one too small.Perhaps did up concrete.l am open to suggestions to remedy the problem

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Install diesel stove heater

Posted 1 week ago

Install diesel stove and plumb hot water heater on boat, be on slip approximately ...

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Plumbing for relocated kitchen

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, We need plumbing for a kitchen we have relocated from one side of the room to the other, as close to Jan 22 as possible. We are also turning a washhouse into a scullery and that set up plumbing wise as well. Please let us know if you're available and can quote. Kind regards Rachel Krum

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Leak from water heater piping

Posted 3 months ago

Leak noted from piping near electric water heater needs fixing. Also needs general health check of the electric water heater

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Recent plumbing reviews

With over 187,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Ngunguru House Tank

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th October 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Small renovation

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22nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Unblock drain in Whangarei - see picture for reference

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15th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

blocked downpipe from gutter

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24th September 2020

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 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plumbing in Pipiwai


24th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Waste pipes install 2 x bathroom + kitchen

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5th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Water leak into house- drainage


7th August 2020

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

water tank connect in Waipu

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

LB

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22nd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Plumbing for supertub in garage

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Hot water pressure in shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gutter tank installation


18th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 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

new shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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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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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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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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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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Labour Civil Limited

Joined June 2019

Hi, we deal with civil construction and water mains. Our team can operate all types of machinery especially a shovel.Drain laying makes up a big part of what we do as well.

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Collins Plumbing Gas and Heating

Joined October 2020

When you need the very best in commercial and residential plumbing services in the greater Auckland area, you need Collin’s Plumbing, Gas & Heating. We are the number one choice for local plumbers and gas fitting services. Simon Collin’s founded Collin’s Plumbing, Gas & Heating in the winter of July 2007. Like many Kiwi business ventures, he began as the proverbial ‘one-man-band,’ which over th...

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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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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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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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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 Whangarei but travel and provide a personal service with very competitive rates. I am also available for work outside of the Whangarei district.

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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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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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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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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. ... .nz

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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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Aquapointplumbing Ltd

Joined June 2020

''We are a Team of Certifying Plumbers Our Services include: Plumbing Drain Unblocking Shower and Bath Installations. We at Aquapoint take Great Pride in What We Do While Building Great Relationships that We Care and Look After Long after Our Jobs Done. We Believe a Good Tradesman Does Projects for Others Always Thinking of it as his own. Aquapoint Projects - Directing the Elem...

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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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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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