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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering renovating related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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 As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Here’s a guide on the types of cladding options and materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each other.

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Home Renovation and Repair – It’s All in The Prep

Posted 29/06/18

Renovating or doing work on your home can be a big investment – yet most of us put more effort into choosing a pair of shoes or a new camera. Repairs might not be as exciting as new clothes and gadgets but if you want a good result, value for money, and minimum hassle, the more you think abou

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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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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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Asbestos Removal - Stay Safe & Hire a Professional

Posted 07/01/15

If you’re looking at buying or renovating a property built between the 1940’sand 1980’s then there’s a good chance that it contains some Asbestos... A fibrous mineral that’s found in metamorphic soils and rocks, it was a popular and widely used material in the building industry due to its

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Your Ultimate Lawn Comparison Guide

Posted 30/04/21

If you’re wondering what type of lawn to go for, we’ve got you covered. Know what type of lawn best suits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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Latest renovating 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

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

Living the Dream: Geoff Converted This '86 School Bus Into a Home-on-Wheels

While waiting for the tours to resume from border closures, Geoff prepares for a trip of a lifetime aboard his home-on-wheels.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

Sleek Splashback Completes Kitchen and Laundry Reno

Read about a sleek splashback project for a kitchen and laundry with one of our tradies. Also get advice for your next tiling work.

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

Budget blow-outs, schedule delays and an unforeseen scenario - this bathroom renovation's got it all! See the incredible transformation.

Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A homeowner shares how a tradie from Builderscrack helped her update the colour of her metal garage door from bland blue to striking ebony.

Expert Tiling Provides The Finishing Touch to a Kitchen Renovation

Hiring an expert tiler gave the final polishing touch to one of our homeowner’s stunning kitchen renovating. Check out how they did it.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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Extension of Lounge

Posted 4 hours ago

Exterior wall needs to be removed to extend the living room area and brick reused. Bi fold doors to be relocated and new door to be put into the master bedroom. Outside concrete pad to be extended for outdoor living area. Council approval has already been given and site is ready to be worked on.

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Our Bathroom

Posted 5 hours ago

Removal of a bath, shower and vanity. Install a new shower, toilet and vanity (haven't purchased). Potentially removal of existing wall linings and lino and replacement. Pretty much full reno. Concrete floor. Only time frame specification is just around how quickly the job be done (only one bathroom). Shower and vanity could be in the same location to save money. Would be good if tradie could manage other tradies required.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 6 hours ago

Small (3.2m x 1.7m) bathroom needs an update. Shower is currently in room outside of bathroom, off the laundry. We want to change this to have the shower in the bathroom and update the existing vanity, mirror and bath. Things that need doing: 1. Remove existing shower which is outside of bathroom and push bathroom wall back into this space to accommodate enclosed corner shower within bathroom. 2. Install new acrylic, round, corner shower. 3. Remove existing vanity and mirror and install new...

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Ceiling support beam needed

Posted 8 hours ago

Non structural wall maybe structural and needs a roof beam put in asap. Job ready now.

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Remove load bearing wall.

Posted 9 hours ago

Need help with installing support (HyOne) beam to take the load of the wall that is going to be removed. Plans are approved and consent has been issued, need a licensed builder who can order / install the HyOne beam.

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Bathroom remodel

Posted 10 hours ago

please note: quote for labour, we will provide materials, happy to get recommendations; replace bath, basin, toilet, shower; toilet requires moving 90deg in the same corner; basin/vanity requires moving to another wall; install freestanding bath and tap / possible move of waste; install waterproof panels on 2 walls; note: we will be removing a wall to open up the space as well as stripping walls of gib, so this will be done prior to remodel

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 12 hours ago

Remove wall to make it open plan. Remove existing kitchen and dispose. Put new appliances, cabinetry accordingly to the design.

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Bathroom reno #2

Posted 12 hours ago

The bathroom needs to have new fixtures installed, and the toilet is included in this but separate room. All fixtures will be supplied. I would like a quote done on this after viewing. Thanks

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Minor renovation of bathroom

Posted 13 hours ago

My bathroom is starting to get a little bit run down and I would like some repairs and maintenance done. I would like the shower tapware replaced with a new one, and the handtowel ring moved to a more stable place in the wall and the existing hole mended. I would like a new vanity put in. The ventilation is poor and water runs down the walls when having a shower so I would like to replace the existing fan with something more suitable. Water pools on the floor and runs to the toile...

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Renovations

Posted 13 hours ago

Renovate existing bathroom, toilet, laundry and kitchen. Also new flooring throughout.

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Dismantle and remove tiled shower,vanity, toilet and tiled foor in ensuit bath

Posted 15 hours ago

In ensuite remove tiled shower,vanity, toilet, tiled floor. And replace all. Main bathroom & toilet remove tiled floor and replace with alternative flooring.

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Reline internal garage walls

Posted 16 hours ago

Build a frame for 2 of the 4 internal garage walls, reline with Gib - walls and ceiling. Approx 7 x 3m. Labour only.

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Slight rennovations to backdoor step and Laundry.

Posted 16 hours ago

We are currently wanting our back doorstep removed and incorporated into the kitchen space with the back door being moved. we also would like the laundry changed into a laundry cupboard allowing more kitchen space also. Actual particulars can be discussed on site, this is all existing dwellings on the property just wanting changes to be made to them. No consents are required. Also hoping to get a new shower installed where the current one is. plumbing is already there just wanting the new shower...

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Bathroom and toilet reno

Posted 17 hours ago

We need our bathroom and toilet renovated it needs the gib to be redone and the bath removed with all new fittings shower vanity etc we are in Martinborough

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 17 hours ago

Remove shower over bath and install cubicle, regib. New toilet and vanity. New fittings, install extraction and redo floor

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Bathroom renovation #2

Posted 17 hours ago

Bathroom renovation , remove bath and install shower wet area.

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Bathroom renovation - Karori, Wellington

Posted 1 day ago

I'm seeking for Wellington-based bathroom specialists to help me renovate the bathroom. Job enquires: 1. Remove the bathroom fittings 2. Remove the wall linings where necessary 3. Alter the plumbing to suit the new bathroom fittings 4. Electrician installing LED recessed lighting in the ceiling, an extractor fan, RCD power points, heated towel rail, and mirror light. 5. Line the affected walls with gib 6. Plaster the walls and ceiling to a paint finish 7. Install bathroom fittings 8...

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Essential bathroom reno

Posted 1 day ago

Strip and reline walls, fit tray shower, fit new floor

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Johns kitchen

Posted 1 day ago

Small kitchen renovation extension approx 1.8x 2m, will need to build new walls, floor and extend kitchen outwards. Fibrelite on existing outer wall, re-line with Hardieplank on outside, install one or 2 windows, existing. Also 2 beams to install. Approx 3m, One between lounge dining where an existing wall is to be removed. One in the kitchen. Firebox install at a later date. Plans available

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Sloping floor

Posted 1 day ago

Inspection, repair of tilting floor, may be stumps?

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bathroom install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Dance Studio fit out (excluding floor)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of existing kitchen to make space for a new one to come in.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renewal

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

14th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling, wall and general renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovations #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

upgrade shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Turn an office into a disabled friendly bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove wall and create storage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower replacement #2

Work carried out by a subcontractor

1st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen remodel Te Aroha

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Upstairs Bathroom Renovation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

30th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Justin Peters

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Ensuite repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th August 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Laundry Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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