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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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

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Rip out old kitchenette. Install new kitchenette. #2

Posted 5 hours ago

Post COVID-19 Lockdown. Small kitchenette in airbnb location needs updating. Draft designs and measurements attached. Open to other designs. Please note it will not have a wall oven to start.

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Kitchen bench replacement

Posted 23 hours ago

Replace benchtop, remove and reinstall sink and hobb. Plus 2 small side selves in sane material 1 length is 1.5 m, second length is 4.10m (to form angle. 2 side selves about 30cm Material Laminate or other 38mm thick

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Shower, sink, laundry taps and LPG califont install

Posted 1 day ago

Looking to upgrade laundry. Currently has toilet and laundry. Want to add in a shower and sink and move the laundry taps. Also want to change from hot water cylinder to gas and have califont installed if possible.

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Bathroom Reno #2

Posted 3 days ago

Looking for a qualified plumber and builder to complete a bathroom reno

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Kitchen

Posted 6 days ago

Need a new design. Kitchen is too old and too small

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Ceiling, wall and shower installation (essential)

Posted 6 days ago

I have recently purchased a home with water damaged bathroom and found out that’s from roof leakage. The roof has been repaired. Unfortunately, our bathroom renovation was half way done before the lockdown. Pre-plumbing is done and Shower base has been installed. The list below is what need to be done. Remove rotten and moldy timbers, replace with new timbers. Supply and install GIB aqua (wall and ceiling). Plaster and Paint. Skirting. Supply and install Aqua ceiling lining. Install sho...

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Bubbles

Posted 1 week ago

Install shower,shift bath and vanity. Replace toilet and make it completely separate from bathroom. Replace ceiling walls and quite possibly parts of floor.also windows and doors

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Garage Conversion into Kitchen and Toilet into Bathroom

Posted 1 week ago

I have an attached garage to convert into a kitchen + living area and a toilet to extend to become a bathroom. I have applied for consent for the job and just got it approved by the council. The job will not require any fireproofing for the second kitchen since the council is considering the house a single household. I have all the approved plans ready for someone to take the job after all the lockdown has been lifted. I have attached the plans approved by the council. So I do...

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Shower renovation

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for a no obligation free quote for replacing shower . To be done after lockdown.

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Bathroom/Bath-Shower upgrade!

Posted 1 week ago

I need this bath removed, and the shower head to be put on the opposite end - but the wall will need to probably be built out for the shower head (fuse box is on the other side of the wall). Shower head needs to be moved as annoyingly, the window is in the way for the glass shower door! (Perhaps you might have a better idea? :) ) I have a bath + glass swinging shower door I am hoping can be used to replace what is currently there.

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Bathroom remodel

Posted 1 week ago

I need to have the bathroom & laundry rooms completely ripped out, the (non structural) wall taken down in the middle to create one big family bathroom. Tiles on the walls & floors & double doors put in plus the new bathroom suite plumbed in.

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SHOWER BOX GLASS INSTALLATION

Posted 1 week ago

SHOWER BOX INSTALLATION glass installed on tile

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Shower replacement and Renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Removing an existing shower and relocating the shower, removing laundry tub, redirecting upstair wasetpipes that go under the sealing of downstair bathroom, replacing existing toilet suite.

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Windows and doors need upgrading

Posted 2 weeks ago

Were looking to replace our single glazed windows with double glazed windows. Additionally we want to swap our our old doors for new ones with several needing Samsung door locks.

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Renovation #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

remove old shower and ceratone ,remove and fit new floor,put a wall and door in

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Fixing damage to wall above shower

Posted 2 weeks ago

The plaster on the wall above the shower is damaged (peeling away) I think because the extractor fan is a little blocked. Would like someone to clean out the extractor fan and repair the wall. My time frame is quite tight as need it done this week as I have new tenants moving in on Sunday. Am also looking at potentially replacing the whole shower cabinet, so would be interested in a quote on that if possible (that job doesn't need to be done this week). Thanks.

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Kitchen Splashback

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need kitchen splash back supplied and installed. Budget under 1k. Black glossy finish required. Site visit recommended for measure and quote first.

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Outside kitchen

Posted 2 weeks ago

We want an outside kitchen. Extension from our house

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Install shower

Posted 2 weeks ago

Install a new 3 sided shower

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Kitset kitchen renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

We'd like to replace our kitchen. We're looking for a rough estimate for removal & installation of a basic L-shape kitset kitchen. Approx 7m2 area.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 159,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replace bathroom vanity

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Cabinetry Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hunter Street

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Waterproof, screed and tile shower (Alcove 3 sides and base)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Complete renovation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

30th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

All4Mum

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Add a bathroom and renovate room outside house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New shower in Rumpus room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

re-lining of shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Help us finish this off

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shell

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th March 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Cottage Reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th March 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 2
Schedule
 2
Communication
 1

Bathroom upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bedroom Renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Shower installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Bathroom Double Up

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

22nd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovating a small bathroom.


21st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement of shower

Work carried out by a subcontractor

20th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

shower reline.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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