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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

Recent jobs posted

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

Renovate house

Posted 3 hours ago

Small townhouse, 68m2. - Paint ceiling (bathroom and living room) - Wash walls and repair/paint minor dents, patch screw holes - Replace toilet cistern - replace shower hose - fix shower leaky faucet - Windows inner frame cleaning/paint if needed - install curtain rods and hang curtains - replace handles and hinges kitchen cupboard - clean kitchen surfaces - replace Venetian blinds - carpet cleaning Timeframe: 1 month

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Installing kitchen kit-set.

Posted 4 hours ago

In the process of ordering kaboodle kitchen from bunnings and need it installed including benchtop, rangehood. I've stripped the old one out already, and should have it prepped to just put kitchen in. Small U-shaped kitchen as per photos. Hoping to get it done asap if possible but by end of Feb. (New Tenants)

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Bungalow renovation

Posted 5 hours ago

Hi, we are gearing up to embark on our first renovation project - modernising and functionality upgrades to our brick bungalow in Somerfield whilst retaining some mid century charm. We are looking for a variety of tradespeople to help us bring our vision to life. We have had preliminary plans drawn up. At this stage we require an experienced builder (qualified to deal with structural alterations & load bearing issues), cabinet makers, painters (for internal & external painting) and someone to la...

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Laundry Renovation

Posted 5 hours ago

Remove existing laundry and lining. Adjust plumbing to meet new design of laundry (minor change only), install cavity sliding door, reline with aqualine gib, install new cabinetry and install ducting for drier exhaust. Supply new lining and related materials. No painting, installation of bench and sink, or spashback required.

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Kitchen et

Posted 6 hours ago

We would like a small kitchen et put in to our downstairs flat plus ventilation and close off a door.

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Kitchen Reno and a room relocated

Posted 6 hours ago

Draftsman wanted. We are looking to have two walls knocked down and one put up to renovate a kitchen and move an existing room. As well as replace a window with French doors out to a new deck that’s been built. We have a new born due end of May so we are looking to progress as soon as possible. Our current draftsman is MIA so after multiple attempts to try and get things going we are moving forward and looking for someone who is better at communication, committed to the job and reliable.

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KITCHEN RENOVATION

Posted 8 hours ago

FLOOR TILING BENCH TOP CABINETS

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New kitchen

Posted 8 hours ago

Looking for a kitchen design to replace our current kitchen

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Kitchen Update

Posted 9 hours ago

Hi, I would like some help on an initial quote to install a new oven and gas hob and new benchtop and possible further kitchen renovations depending on $. Many thanks Maryanne Pope

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Taken old kitchen out and removed & install new kitchen

Posted 9 hours ago

Remove and take out the old kitchen Install all of new kitchen, build it from flat pax and install Benchtop install and do joins, most of benchtop will be precut and join Install ranghood and fix the floor

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Fixing Water Damage and Replacing Bath and Shower

Posted 9 hours ago

Hi, Recently we had a pipe leak in our bathroom underneath our bathtub and shower which has caused water damage to some of the floorboards and wall interior. We have been advised to have a builder look into the damage to fix it, but we have been wanting to replace our bathtub with either a spa bath or a deeper bathtub and a new shower head to go above anyway so we wanted to inquire on looking into a quote for a renovation plan to replacing the bathtub and shower while also repairing the floor...

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Project garage

Posted 10 hours ago

Convert garage into living unit

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 10 hours ago

Need to expand the Kitchen,

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Fleming road

Posted 11 hours ago

re build of a property half burnt. floor plan of approx. 300 square mtrs

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Home renovation

Posted 15 hours ago

I would like take off the wall between kitchen and lounge to make open kitchen/lounge. Combine two bed rooms to one with walk in wardrobe. Toilet need to be changed and need conservatory done as well. It is 2 storey house(ground floor is garage) built in late 1950.

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Manage house renovation

Posted 15 hours ago

I want someone to help plan, then oversee and source workers for a house renovation, that will include: - double glazing - new kitchen/bathroom - heating system - new flooring - painting and decorating (including lighting) - building storage. Currently I'm looking for quotes and availability.

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Kitchen replacement

Posted 15 hours ago

Wall and existing benches and cupboards to be removed 1 wall to be extended to make room for new kitchen. Some finishing work to ceiling where wall has been removed. Advise on permits.

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Bathroom renovation/Repair

Posted 16 hours ago

I want to renovate existing bathroom. Want to remove the bathtub and replace with shower box or cabin.

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 16 hours ago

We are wanting to rip out the old 1940s state house kitchen, and have a long bench with a kitchen island. Currently there is a load bearing wall in the place where we want the island that we want to get rid of. (Roof is being replaced early feb) We have a formica 3m benchtop with sink that we want to use. The cabinets need to go (bright red and green), the water cupboard (600mm from the left wall) will be taken out. If we can replace the pink linoleum as well, great. We have the mea...

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Tamaterau

Posted 16 hours ago

Complete reno of bathroom, kitchen. Renovation of bedrooms. Potential room extension (cost dependent) Joinery replacement.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 153,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Back splash

Work carried out by a subcontractor

20th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of internal wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window in load bearing wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair/Replace Wooden Window Frames

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom reno for 1960's Brick n Tile House

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

13th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement bath tub

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Glenfield Bathroom reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bach renovations - bathroom and exterior

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lineing an office with Plywood

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen renovation #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Install moisture extraction vent

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovate my bathroom

Work carried out by an employee of the company

31st December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Esmae

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New bathroom in subdivided room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation Electrical

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gerrys kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower removal and fix floor under shower base

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd December 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cashel St

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Removing and replacing a shower unit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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