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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

Recent jobs posted

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

New Shower installation

Posted 2 minutes ago

New shower installation. Need a quote and we looking someone who available ASAP to do the job

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Conversion of bathroom

Posted 7 minutes ago

gut bathroom and make into completely tiled wetroom with underfloor heating. replace fittings with new ones and with off the floor cabinetry.

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Kitchen overhaul

Posted 41 minutes ago

Kitchen overhaul and bathroom

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Add bedroom in existing floor plan

Posted 3 hours ago

Hi, looking to add a extra bedroom in 2 bedroom internal garage unit. Want to add room with on existing floor plan and do renovation. Any one who works with property traders would know, what I am looking for. Starting date 18th feb. Thanks

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Regrout tiles in the floor of the shower

Posted 11 hours ago

i need someone to remove and replace the grout in our shower. immediate start required.

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Install shower screen over bath

Posted 13 hours ago

I have a bath that needs a swinging shower screen installed over it. There’s some awkward tiling in the way that may need to be cut. Photos of shower screens are indicative only, I’ll buy one once I’ve secured somebody to install it.

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Bathroom reno

Posted 13 hours ago

Upstairs bathroom renovation, existing space has old kitchen bench, vanity, bath, and toilet, will need clearing and relined, new fittings, small part wall needs removing (dont think its load bearing), will require quotes.

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Replace two verandah posts and add house floor joist pile(s)

Posted 14 hours ago

Need to replace two wooden verandah post that have rotted bottom connections. And add pile(s) under house joist to revert minor floor sagging. Want to start work within 4 weeks.

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Upgrade bath in bathroom

Posted 15 hours ago

Installing a new (larger) bath in our upstairs bathroom. This will involve taking out the existing 1500mm bath and installing a larger 1800mm bath and re-tiling the area, etc. The bathroom is on the top floor of a recently built townhouse.

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Sleepout renovation

Posted 16 hours ago

We are wanting to renovate our old sleep out unit. The sleepout is consented. We want to replace the front external wall panels. replace the floor (some part are sinking) and replace carpet. add insulation to ceiling and bottom. Potentially some rewiring work, the unit has power.

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Replace the existing shower over bath by just shower

Posted 17 hours ago

We need to remove the bath from the shower over bath facility as shown in the attached photos. The shower to remain. The new floor can be tile or vinyl, needs to be anti-slippery.

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Add shower in toilet

Posted 17 hours ago

Add shower in existing second toilet.

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Remove shower and wall lining, repair leak and re install

Posted 18 hours ago

Remove shower, vanity and wall lining, repair leak and re install with new linings

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Old and tired kitchen renovation

Posted 18 hours ago

Looking to take out old cabinets, sink, bench tops and drawers and replace with a Bunnings kit set kitchen. Includes; Taking out a wall between the kitchen and lounge room. Moving dishwasher Moving oven and extractor fan Installing new kitchen cabinets Install new sink and taps

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Bathroom and kitchen framing

Posted 19 hours ago

Need bathroom/kitchen framing including shower floor recess and some gibbing. Aim is to complete it within the next 3 weeks.

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Up grade our en-suite and Guest toilet

Posted 21 hours ago

We need to replace the toilet, shower and vanity in our en-suite and replace the toilet and sink in the guest toilet. We also need to put in new vinyl on the floor but not sure if that needs to be done before the plumbing work or after and the walls need to be painted but we can do that after. I don’t mind buying what we want if someone can tell me what specifics I need to order. All the old stuff needs to be taken out.

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Add a shower

Posted 22 hours ago

We need a new curved 900mmx900mm shower installed in our bathroom. The area for the shower is tiled already but might need some plumbing work. We will have access to the house on 26th Feb and would like to start then and finish asap so that we can move in

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Removing Doorbell and filling holes + extra

Posted 22 hours ago

We are looking for someone who is able to remove an old doorbell and filling any holes on the wall. We have the paint for the wall but we do not have any other equipment. Also if possible we would like you to connect a doorbell extension to the current chime box. We are looking for someone who will be able to send through an invoice for the job as this will be part of an office renovation. Attached image is the doorbell extension

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Bath and shower revamp

Posted 23 hours ago

We are looking to potentially revamp a bath and two shower cubicles. Looking for a trades person who may have a solution to revamp rather than replace.

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Dishwasher installation

Posted 1 day ago

*Allow to attend site, remove and dispose of existing dishwasher. *Allow to measure and examine dishwasher cavity- (may not be standard size-ie. less than 600mm). *Advise on size for replacement dishwasher *where any work is required to adjust or alter cavity- review and discuss with client. *Client to separately purchase and supply replacement dishwasher. *Allow to install replacement dishwasher.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 184,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replacing old shower set up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 2
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

Bathroom Renovation Carbine Rd

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovate 3 small rooms to 2 larger rooms

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen


17th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Island Bay Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

16th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fit shower over bath

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Refresh en-suite bathroom

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

12th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom ceiling repaint and silicon replacement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Bathroom Accessories Installation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New shower installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Finishing kitchen cabinets renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Vinyl damage fixing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

View Road Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

1st January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Bathroom reno Hokowhitu


31st December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

renovate bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

3/51 High St, Otahuhu shower

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen renovation - Builder needed

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

23rd December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom reno


23rd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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