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Your guide to Renovating in NZ

Home renovation and repair – it’s all in the prep

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 about upfront the better. The best advice is to get informed and make sure you communicate really well with everyone involved. Remember, with most services in New Zealand you have rights under the… (view full article)

Stage 2 of Home Ownership or Renting Life Stage – Your Twenties

Having left our teenage years behind, we enter our twenties stage of looking towards home ownership and possibly moving away from property renting. While this used to be the time we’d consider buying our first home, rising house prices have mostly put a stop to this dream. However, in some part of the country, buying your first home in your twenties can still be a reality with some clever planning.   When it comes to knowing what to look for when buying a new home, we’ve got your… (view full article)

Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Timber has been the traditional choice for decking and decks for many years. But like in other areas of our lives, we are now spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing our decking materials. While remaining a popular choice, decks can also be made with concrete and composite timber. Today we’re going to walk you through your options for your decking materials and help you decide which one is right for your home. Types of decking materials in New Zealand In New Zealand, you will… (view full article)

Renovating Your Home – What are the Risks?

Written by Ben Rickard from Builtin New Zealand Limited. There’s a lot to think about when you’re renovating your home. It’s an exciting time, but there are risks to be considered and also insurance essentials to get right. A building project that goes pear-shaped can be one of the most stressful and costly experiences of your life. Health and safety when renovating your home In some cases homeowners may have a responsibility for ensuring a safe working environment. Failure to do so… (view full article)

Comprehensive Guide to Bathroom Tiling

Tiling your bathroom is not such the large or forbidding job as many seem to believe it is. Utilising tradespeople is the quickest and simplest way to achieve great results.  An expert tiler will ensure they are installed professionally. An interior designer can help you to choose the most suitable colours and designs for your room. The creative inspirations seen on websites like Pinterest and Instagram can give you plenty ideas on tile design too. Reinvent your bathroom through… (view full article)

The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

The tiny home movement has definitely come to New Zealand, especially since the Christchurch earthquakes which have seen kiwis both living out of and doing business out of remodelled containers. But why has the tiny house movement gained so much traction and caused excitement lately? Is it a genuine trend that’s both socially and economically advantageous? Or is it just the next not-so-big thing in house design? Exploring NZ's tiny home movement Since the mid 1940s we've seen the average… (view full article)

Recent jobs posted by Renovation Specialists Nationwide

Looking to replace shower in the bathroom. Prefer certified building professionals.


Remove and disposing of existing bath, cradle and wall lining Make new cradle and fit new bath Fit new wall linings to bath area and bath sides as per existing Build new water tight shelf at window end of bath…


We have an area outside that we would like to include as part of our internal home. Extension of the current house.


We have a covered outside entertainment area. We want to double the size of this covered area. It need to comply to the estate "look" and requirements.


Recently moved back to my family home and wanting to renovate but unsure where to go and where to start. Not sure how big the space is. But would like to take out a wall and join the bathroom and toilet into one…


Plumber needed to install bathroom fixtures and kitchen sink and dishwasher. Need someone to start ASAP and should be reasonable prices


We have a very small walk in robe which we want to convert to a ensuite plus build separate wardrobe.


We have a toilet downstairs and would like to add a shower to the toilet.


I like a quote for a bathroom renovation as the shower box (cracked tray) and toilet (right hand skew, leaking) both needs replacement. I would also like painting and replace ventilation unit (3 in 1 currently) and…


I want to get a builder around to give a rough quote for a new kitchen, flooring and bathroom on a property before it goes to auction this Thursday 20th December 2018.


Hi everybody, I would like itemised quotes (incl GST) to get my bathroom floor tiled. The areas is less than 2m squared (see picture attached of meaurements). I have all my own tiles which I will provide for the job.…


I have a 2 storey 70's home. We are looking to upgrade the existing downstairs bathroom. It is currently just an old toilet and small vanity. We would like to move the internal (timber) wall and door to make the room…


Basically, we want to rip out all of our old kitchen and put in a new one. We have bought a basic second-hand kitchen, which will need reassembling and a bit of the bench cut shorter to fit. Most of it seems to be made…


Hi. Trying to bathroom (about 5 sq. meters) renovated for a house currently on the market, hopefully over the holidays. The job would probably entail getting rid of the bathtub and putting in a shower, changing the…


Bathroom renovation, flooring and part of the flooring in the adjacent room needs repairing