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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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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Are you wondering what cladding to choose for your new build? Is your existing cladding looking dilapidated and ripe for renovation? Recladding your home will breathe new life into its appearance. In this article, we give you the information to choose the right cladding for your home. Ext

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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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The Benefits of Building a Conservatory

Posted 22/10/14

If you've been thinking about adding an extension to your home, Building a conservatory is a clever way to add more living space without having to move to a larger home. One of the benefits of building a conservatory is the potential to add a lot of value to your home. Hiring an architect

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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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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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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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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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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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Latest renovating case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A simple colour update for her garage doors was all that one homeowner wanted. But it proved a little easier said than done until a “can do” tradie was found... The Job Paulette wanted to update the colour of her metal garage doors from what she called a “bland new denim blue” to a more striking ebony black. The Challenge Paulette contacted the garage door company to find out if, and how, the colour could be changed. They came back with two options; replacing the doors entirely at great expense; or powder coating at a cost not much less than new doors, and required them being taken away for two to three weeks. The Solution Not satisfied with these options, Paulette turned to builderscrack.co.nz to see if there were any other options. She already trusted the platform, having used it in the past to find some great tradies. For Paulette, the “ease of use is the best thing”, going on to say that “once you’ve used it the first time, it’s easy to go back and use again” and

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 renovations...... Only a few months ago Natalie's kitchen was a dark space, coated in the once popular dark blue of the 90's. It not only made the already small kitchen appear tiny, but it created a dark feeling throughout the wider open plan living area. Fast forward to today, and the transformation is something out of a magazine. Not limited to the kitchen itself, but also the lightness it's brought to the rest of her living space. The Vision Natalie started with a firm style in mind, along with some key "must have" elements. “I had a vision of what I wanted, I wanted it bright, fresh, clean, compared with the dark blue.... every time I came into the space there was a gloomy feel to the room.” A essential element was to incorporate a crisp, white subway tile splash-back. The Execution After sorting her kitchen supplier, she turned her attention to finding a ti

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

Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A simple colour update for her garage doors was all that one homeowner wanted. But it proved a little easier said than done until a “can do” tradie was found... The Job Paulette wanted to update the colour of her metal garage doors from what she called a “bland new denim blue” to a more striking ebony black. The Challenge Paulette contacted the garage door company to find out if, and how, the colour could be changed. They came back with two options; replacing the doors entirely at great expense; or powder coating at a cost not much less than new doors, and required them being taken away for two to three weeks. The Solution Not satisfied with these options, Paulette turned to builderscrack.co.nz to see if there were any other options. She already trusted the platform, having used it in the past to find some great tradies. For Paulette, the “ease of use is the best thing”, going on to say that “once you’ve used it the first time, it’s easy to go back and use again” and

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 renovations...... Only a few months ago Natalie's kitchen was a dark space, coated in the once popular dark blue of the 90's. It not only made the already small kitchen appear tiny, but it created a dark feeling throughout the wider open plan living area. Fast forward to today, and the transformation is something out of a magazine. Not limited to the kitchen itself, but also the lightness it's brought to the rest of her living space. The Vision Natalie started with a firm style in mind, along with some key "must have" elements. “I had a vision of what I wanted, I wanted it bright, fresh, clean, compared with the dark blue.... every time I came into the space there was a gloomy feel to the room.” A essential element was to incorporate a crisp, white subway tile splash-back. The Execution After sorting her kitchen supplier, she turned her attention to finding a ti

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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Wood-Oliff Kitchen

Posted 1 hour ago

Quote to Install kitchen already purchased from Bunnings Whangarei. Project 298

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Bath room make over

Posted 1 hour ago

wall paper in bathroom at the moment replace with wet lining sheets replace bathroom cabinet replace shower box

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Pantry door replacement

Posted 1 hour ago

We have a single panel in our pantry which we want to replace with a door.

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2 new showers and tile install

Posted 4 hours ago

Install an ensuite and bathroom shower with cement board, new acylic trays, wall tiles, glass hinged doors and plumbing for shower rails. Looking at large wall tiles, at least 400mm square or 200*400mm rectangular (approx). Quote for install only at this stage please. Materials still being sourced. See image attached with floor plan and sizes. I can send through the pdf if pictures are to hard to read. Thanks in advance.

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Bathroom reno

Posted 9 hours ago

-needing walls and celling re jib -window replaced (have other window already) -floors prepared for lino

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Bathroom reno

Posted 9 hours ago

strip existing bathroom of bath,vanity and formica walls. fit out new vanity,bath and aqualine jib walls to paint finish.

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Add on a room to the house

Posted 10 hours ago

Hi i want to add a room on to my house i would want a quote first

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Realistic kitchen reno: From OK to GOOD

Posted 21 hours ago

Hi there, we have ample space, but poorly utilised in our (just moved in to 1950s home) We can do so much better with better space utilisation. Realistic about expectations.

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Reno French Doors

Posted 1 day ago

Im looking for a builder who will: - Convert single external back door to french doors. Will need to cut existing wall (weatherboard) to make the opening big enough to accommodate 1500mm width - shorten kitchen window to make room for overhead kitchen cabinets - close off laundry area window so I can install wall mounted dryer - demo small wall partition and laundry tub to make room for the french door - relocate affected powerpoints and switches - relocate plumbing for washing machine...

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Tired Bathroom needs renovation

Posted 1 day ago

Re-tiling Removal and refit of bathroom vanity New shower fitting required with sliding glass door

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New bedroom and bathroom in basement

Posted 1 day ago

Construction of a new bedroom and bathroom in the basement of a brick house (1940), construction of an internal staircase.

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Shower glass removal and reinstallation

Posted 1 day ago

Need existing shower glass removed to allow retiling, then reinstalled once tiling completed

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Bathrooms & Flooring

Posted 1 day ago

Need to get following works done: 1. Take out existing toilet seat, shower cabin, vanity & tiles from both bathrooms & toilet. 2. Take out tub in bathroom 2. 2. Take out existing tiles from Kitchen, entrance, laundry & side strips in living rooms. 3. Put new tiles in all the areas where tiles were uprooted. 4. Install Shower cabins with full tiles & tiled base with waterproofing 5. Install 3 new Toilets (WC) 6. Install new vanity in both bathrooms 7. Restore all plumbing connections....

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 1 day ago

We are looking at getting our bathroom renovated. It currently has a bathtub a shower over the bathtub, an extractor fan that does not work a basin that needs replacing, leaking taps, mould on ceiling (sick of cleaning it all the time) old wall paper and a rotten wall that has affected the hall way wall and carpet. So we are looking at quotes to get it revamped with new shower unit, remove bathtub new basin, new extractor fan, fresh paint job, tiles or Lino, wall and carpet replacement for h...

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Keefe do up

Posted 1 day ago

Shower and toilet installed to existing bathroom

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Irinas Bathroom

Posted 1 day ago

Remove bathtub and install new shower , asap, winz is paying so definite payment but need quote asap

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211 Taita Dr

Posted 1 day ago

Build and install 5 x cabinets along the wall 1 x microwave cabinet 1 x pantry 1 x sink and tap 1 x stove and cook top 1 x splash back 1 x range hood

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Renovate Kitchen

Posted 2 days ago

Remove existing kitchen and put in a new one. How soon can this be done?How long will it take to finish the job?

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Ensuite at Bishs

Posted 2 days ago

Renovate small ensuite, floor, ceiling and walls. Floor has had water damage in the past, ceiling takes same angled as roof. Replace toilet, handbasen and shower.

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Replace Bedroom Doors and Carport Installation

Posted 2 days ago

- Three Doors needs to converted into sliding including locks and handles - Replace two additional doors including locks and handles - One door needs to be changed to outside opening rather than inside - Install Carport (Already purchased)

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 149,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

small bathroom reno

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace kitchen sink

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Reline shower & fit mixer tap - Kamo, Whangarei

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Complete unfinished kitchen job

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

12th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Remove bath put in shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom revamp & ensuite

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bath and tiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Restaurant refresh

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bryndwr Bathroom Reno

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

10th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Small kitchen renovation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

10th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Bathroom #3

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

4th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom and hallway laundry renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovation of Small Room #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removing non-load baring walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

SHOWER CUBICLE REPAIR

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

199 Peachgrove Rd

Work carried out by a subcontractor

29th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovating main Bathroom, toilet and ensuite

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

29th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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