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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Renovation Specialists on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Kitchen rennovation

Posted 2 hours ago

Hi There, Looking for a builder who can renovate a little kitchen to make it lighter and more spacious. Work that would be done: - fireproof wall - opening a corner to create a breakfast bench - tiling - new cupboard doors - installation of new oven and electric cooktop - any necessary painting as required Looking to open the corner wall and add a breakfast bench - but welcome your thoughts to see if this is possible. Great to have a builder with experience with building consent....

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Bathroom reno

Posted 5 hours ago

replace old shower, bath tub & vanity

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Jib needed to be put up in bathroom

Posted 8 hours ago

Need a builder to put some jub up in our bathroom probably about an hours work or so =)

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1980s bathroom up date

Posted 8 hours ago

We want our 40 year old bathroom redone, with new titled floor and wall, new sink, new bath and cupboards.

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Garage conversion #2

Posted 9 hours ago

Hi, I am looking to renovate my garage in Ngaio, Wellington, by: • Add raised floor above concrete, with underfloor insulation; • add insulation and plasterboard over east and west walls (leave window into bedroom); • cover over exposed ceiling and make loft ladder hatch flush with ceiling ; • Build new south wall to replace garage door; • add new window to south wall (35cmx200cm; UPVC double glazing – ECO doors & windows, top hung); • Add new door to south wall • add new lighting and el...

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Carpanter and Tile repairer

Posted 11 hours ago

Kitchen cupboard pannels, Bathroom vanity and broken tiles of bathroom

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Install Mirror Cabinet

Posted 12 hours ago

I need a mirror removed and mirrored cabinet installed in its place. The cabinet is 1200mm, I am unsure of there are tiles under the mirror or not. Ideally I’d like a plug in the mirror if possible. This is the unit ...

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Kitchen expansion and renovation

Posted 13 hours ago

We have a narrow galley style kitchen that has been built on top of what was once a outdoor veranda (wall etc added so it's now internal etc.) - however I don't think the floor has been done correctly - I suspect it needs leveling. It's a 1910's double brick house - we are looking to remove part of a load bearing brick wall to expand the kitchen into what is currently a large double bedroom. - the current kitchen need to be fully removed and replaced as we don't like any of it. we are after a...

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Have a new position toilet installed and Renovation of a bathroom

Posted 13 hours ago

I would like to upgrade the bathroom and add a new toilet. Thanks

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Replace current kitchen bench or bench laminate

Posted 14 hours ago

The surface of the kitchen bench is damaged and in need of repair or replacement. We do not know if it is possible to replace just the finish or if the whole benchtop needs replacing. 1.Kitchen bench surface : 1900cm(L) 61cm (Deep) 2. bar bench : 1100cm (L) and 65cm (Deep) Looking for a low cost laminate option, no need to match the current color. We also can provide Laminate if you prefer.

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Gap Needs Filling in Bathroom

Posted 14 hours ago

Small gap between the shower and basin in the bathroom recently had to be pulled out as there was a leak from the shower which has since been sealed. I’m looking for someone who is able to fill in this gap and repair the water damage. It’s only about a 20cm-ish space. This is in a rental property so I will need to confirm times etc with tenants but they are very accomodating and wanting fixed ASAP.

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Simple bathroom vanity needs securing

Posted 15 hours ago

The toilet vanity is coming off the wall two screws have come away and lost the thread in the wall so we cannot simply just replaced Need to re-secure to the wall in the two places can wee in the photos there is no screws

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Bathroom: mould issue. Plasterboard replacement or new shower unit installation

Posted 17 hours ago

There is mould spreading on the wall where the wall and bath join. It is also leaking water down the side of the bath. Presume the plasterboard/gib needs replacing, or a new shower unit installed. My very small bathroom is on the 2nd floor of a pitched roof 1960s townhouse.

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Replacing wet wall linings #2

Posted 17 hours ago

I have an old bathroom, the seratone is old and I want it replaced..about 5 panels that are varies widths, over bath and vanity. Also need to be able to cut holes to fit bath taps and shower mixer/head. There will be someone else onsite to help with lifting etc. I have all the adhesive/panels.

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Workman’s Cottage Reno

Posted 17 hours ago

New design layout for bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, storage, building consents, renovate to completion.

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Carpenter

Posted 18 hours ago

Convert garage to a flat. Make existing garage into a self contain unit.

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Add a bathroom

Posted 18 hours ago

Knock wall down and add bathroom

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Small bathroom 229cm by 182cm Reno

Posted 18 hours ago

Bathroom needs to be gutted, floor repairs. Bath and small vanity installed.

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Little bathroom reno

Posted 1 day ago

We would like to get a price for renovating our little bathroom. 1.remove old bath tub and put a shower box in. -waterproofing required (we will provide a shower box, shower and mixer) 2. replace the vanity (we will also provide a new vanity) 3. bits of tiliing and painting required We are prepared to buy stuff if required. Thank you!

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Wet area install plus rails.

Posted 1 day ago

Current shower removed, wet area shower installed with rails and seat, rail by the toilet installed as well. Quote to include the shower and rails costs. First photo is of the current floor plan and second photo is of the shower, but one fixed panel and one hinged door and the last photo is the rail of the toilet.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 168,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Studio 16 renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove a built in cupboard and reposition light switch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor repair and shower removal and installation of new shower

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Office bathroom & Kitchenette renovation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

24th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Minor internal works

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Kitchen and bathrooms

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mud room and covered walkway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Nigels Kitchen Reno

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

15th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

carl bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th July 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 2
Communication
 4

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

11th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

SHOWER BOX GLASS INSTALLATION

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Vanity replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Install flatpack kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th July 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install Kitchen from TradeDepot

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th July 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 2
Schedule
 1
Communication
 1

Mallory Reno’s

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower Box Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

4th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5
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