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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering renovating related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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 As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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Your Ultimate Lawn Comparison Guide

Posted 30/04/21

If you’re wondering what type of lawn to go for, we’ve got you covered. Know what type of lawn best suits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

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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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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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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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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Here’s a guide on the types of cladding options and materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each other.

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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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7 Things Tradies Want You To Know Going Into 2022

Posted 30/11/21

Next year will be the year of catch-22’s for home improvement. So, how can you get a great outcome for your project in these busy times?

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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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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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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.

Sleek Splashback Completes Kitchen and Laundry Reno

Read about a sleek splashback project for a kitchen and laundry with one of our tradies. Also get advice for your next tiling work.

Living the Dream: Geoff Converted This '86 School Bus Into a Home-on-Wheels

While waiting for the tours to resume from border closures, Geoff prepares for a trip of a lifetime aboard his home-on-wheels.

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

Budget blow-outs, schedule delays and an unforeseen scenario - this bathroom renovation's got it all! See the incredible transformation.

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 renovating. Check out how they did it.

Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A homeowner shares how a tradie from Builderscrack helped her update the colour of her metal garage door from bland blue to striking ebony.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read on to find out how this family hired a plasterer for their living room reno.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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

Repairs to exterior and interior walls/frames/lintels

Posted 9 months ago

Repair or replace exterior lintel. Repair or add reinforcing to load bearing interior wall removed some years ago.

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Repair soffits and weatherboard

Posted 7 months ago

1)Repair soffits around the house (attach image1 as example) (eg. patched by inserting some flex board inside the soffit liner and gluing in place, gluing flex board into patch to get a level finish,use gap filler to complete off the repaired area the sand off the repair) -->Give all of the soffits a light sand and paint with an exterior low sheen paint, this will hide the repairs, cracks and deformed part around to back where someone has decided to bang in some extra nails. Can use any other...

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Bathroom makeover

Posted 1 year ago

I have bought tiles, a new shower cabinet, new vanity and taps to be installed in my rental property in Ashburton. Having just started a new demanding job I need someone to install them for me please. It’s just a small space approx 2mx2m. Vinyl needs removing as does the old shower/vanity. I can dispose to dump. Really looking for a labour only quote please.

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House Renovations

Posted 1 year ago

We are removing 2 load baring walls, new kitchen, 2 new bathrooms, walk-in robe. Repaint the whole house (interior) and re carpet/ flooring We have plans and a budget, looking for a builder who can give us a fixed price quote as we are doing it through the bank. Have attached photos from architect plans. Although we aren’t fussed on any high end finishings. Cheers.

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Bathroom redone

Posted 10 months ago

Installation of shower set.new vanity unit and new toilet , Redo bathroom floor lino down the floor

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Manage and complete renovations after settlement before tenants move in.

Posted 9 months ago

Looking for a project manager/builder to quote and coordinate trades for roof and interior repairs, miscellaneous healthy homes items and bathroom reno to ... 's 3bedroom property. Buyer is international and requires on site coordination by an efficient, experienced and communicative person. Access to site from May, the quicker the turn around the better - objective to have ready for tenants by June. Ideally, you are an experienced builder in the Ashburton area that will cover the project...

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Renovation and kitchen installation

Posted 2 months ago

We need a skilled and experienced builder to help us here in Ashburton with the following 1. Dismantle the wall between toilet and bathroom so that we have them in 1 area/room. Remove the door from shower and close the gap? 2. Add beam supports or alternatives if required (if cupboards are load bearings) to be able to Dismantle the cupboard containing (drained & disconnected hot water cylinder, oven and small shelves) 3. Remove pot belly fire and remove concrete slab from under pot be...

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Remove and replacing Bathroom Vanity and shower

Posted 6 months ago

To remove current shower and vanity, To replace and install new shower and Vanity, Connecting of new plumbing and fitting Vanity size 600 mm wide, shower about 1,000 mm wide

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Entrance renovations

Posted 7 months ago

Need the entrance way recladded, some sort of steps/ decking built

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Small bathroom reno

Posted 9 months ago

Require plumber for toilet replacement, vanity to be put where old shower is, vanity plumbing tied off and bath plumbing to be done for shower. Builder required for regibbing bathroom. ? Reframing bath area. Have not decided yet if shower over bath or larger shower. Ideally would like this to be done week of 17 May. Or 31 May.

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House Renovation

Posted 1 year ago

New kitchen. New floor in kitchen, toilet, bathroom and laundry. Whole house interior painted. New Deck. New carpet. New house purchase. Not fit for rental, no ceiling and underfloor insulation. Owner overseas, move back in July 2021 and would like house complete by then. Simple clean, modern look.

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Kitchen installation

Posted 1 year ago

Kitchen installed 1500 by 3550 by 2500 by 1800 Roughly installing 8 lower cabinets and countertop ( cabinets, hardware, handles and countertop provided)

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Flooring & Bath Renovation

Posted 1 year ago

A Quote to remove cork tiles in toilet & Bathroom area, 10sqm approximately, replace with ceramic tiles, Remove & Dispose Claw Bath, Install new Acrylic Bath and Housing.

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Bathroom Rennovation

Posted 1 year ago

Bath tub needs replacing Need a bath screen installed Plasterboard needs replacing most likely Need acrylic wall liners installed with a corner mould Need painting Need Mirror cabinet installed

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Garage conversation

Posted 1 year ago

7.2mx7.2m garage converting into a bedroom with en-suite and an office

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Bathroom/Laundry replacement

Posted 5 months ago

I’m needing a full bathroom and laundry renovation, cavity slider installed also. The bathroom floor is sagging and needs to be rectified also.

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Shower Liner Install

Posted 6 months ago

Needing a shower liner installed. ASAP after 28th July.

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Cladding, window repairs, weatherboard repairs, gutter replacement

Posted 1 year ago

I need someone to give a quote to the following: * Weatherboards repair and replacement, * Exterior of windows architraves and repair * Gutter removal and replacement The job is in Ashburton and I'll need someone to have a look at it. I also have photos and videos. I'll bet there tomorrow (Tuesday, September 1st) so I can show you around and what is to be done.

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New shower

Posted 2 months ago

Broken shower box. Need to be replaced According to the builder inspection: The main bathroom shower liner is broken in the moulded area of the liner and will be letting moisture into the wall and needs replacing

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Bathroom reno - Adding toilet

Posted 7 months ago

Renovation of bathroom. Investigation if we could move wall in bathroom to take space from cabinet area in Kitchen. Existing bathroom is tiny, about 1.74 X 2.38m (measurements are not very accurate, taken off 3D walkthrough real estate agent had). Ideally I would like to add a toilet to bathroom. Install shower over shub. New vanity. Investigate putting in new window. Insulate. Install extractor fan & new lights. New door. House is currently tenanted and tenants should be out by Mi...

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 215,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bathroom makeover


1st June 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

Bathroom Rennovation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Renovation Specialists in Ashburton

Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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URBANZ Construction Management

Joined November 2016

Hi and welcome to URBANZ Construction Management. I have recently set up a new business getting involved in the Construction Management side of residential earthquake repairs and renovations. I feel there is a major gap in the market for experienced builders who know the nuts and bolts of managing earthquake repairs, renovations and the on-sold repair programme. I have been a builder for over...

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Austin Anderson

Joined January 2010

Hi. I have been renovating and repairing houses since 1988. Bathroom renovations are a major part of my work, however, I am very happy to renovate any part of your house. Decks are a specialty. Skylights are also in my expertise. I have a team of qualified tradesmen to cover all aspects of your renovation. Covid 19 plan in place . I like to get an idea what you’d like to spend before ar...

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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts in Joinery, building, and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminum windows, and doors, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, sliding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrades, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do yo...

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Ross Coutts Holdings

Joined March 2018

Hi I have been in business in Christchurch for 32 years in the building /tiling industry I am a qualified carpenter and specialise in bathroom renovations.All small to medium repair work welcome, I take pride in what I do and work to a high standard, I can work to any budget to deliver what my customers require.

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NZ CCS ltd

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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Jamie Crockett

Joined September 2020

Hi, I have be in the building trade for the last 24 years, 19 of them years was in England and the rest here in Christchurch. I am just starting contacting so thought I would give this a go as well, I specialise in renovations and maintenance.

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Ameribuild

Joined January 2019

Ameribuild supplies affordable, top quality windows and doors nationwide! Once you’ve decided on a material and style for your windows and doors, simply complete our online quote form and we’ll get back to you with a detailed quote. We work with a range of qualified builders throughout New Zealand to measure and install joinery, no matter where you are. Our no-pressure sales approach lets you get...

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LVL CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANTS LTD

Joined October 2021

With over 18 years experience from renovations to new builds, with a vast knowledge of how the process should work we can help you with your project including the design.

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Top corner construction limited

Joined July 2018

We were established in the COVID 19 lockdown, while previously Ashraf the managing director was a sole trader for 2 years. Our team of qualified builders have a decade worth of experience in the building industry at minimum each. We specialize Residential building and have the skills, knowledge and work force to take on most jobs from complete renovations to the small jobs like boundary fences and...

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Dans Renovations

Joined February 2018

Dan's Renovations is a small company run by the owner Daniel. Dan has his LBP License and NZQA level 4 in carpentry and has been doing building & renovating for 15 years all over Africa and in Christchurch for the last 6 years. He has done many jobs for home owners in Christchurch with good results. He specializes in bathroom renos, kitchen renos, car ports, house extensions, decks, fences, veggie...

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Abacus Building Maintenance

Joined October 2014

hi i am a licensed building practioner tradesman carpenter main line of work is building maintenance of all types,i do a lot of bathroom renovations supply and install working with only registered tradesman all types of work undertaken

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch a We offer Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work

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Flush & Flow Plumbing & Gas

Joined September 2020

Jorden is a Certifying Plumber and Gasfitter in Christchurch with over 10 years of experience and knowledge in all aspects of Plumbing and Gasfitting. Every job undertaken is completed to the highest standards with up to date thorough knowledge of all codes and regulations in place. Workmanship guaranteed! All jobs are competitively quoted and completed within reasonable timeframes.

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JT CARPENTRY

Joined April 2021

Hi there , I have over ten years experience an offer complete carpentry services an cover all aspects of carpentry , I will work hard to meet your needs an deadlines an pride myself on providing excellent workmanship.

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate WBH operates with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality and ef...

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TJ Creations Limited

Joined November 2021

T.J. Creations Ltd specialise in minor residential renovations and outdoor enhancements including decking, fencing, pergolas. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, and ability to provide our customers with efficient, cost-effective, superior service and output.

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Limitless Property Services

Joined December 2019

Hi there, Dan, owner operator of Limitless Property Services. Currently providing the Canterbury region with complete building and landscaping works. -Qualified LBP builder (Licensed Building Practitioner accredited) with over 15 years experience in carpentry. -Skilled excavator operator with over 3 years experience in landscaping and heavy civil works. With our own truck, digger and bu...

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Craig Tapuvae

Joined April 2021

Self Employed Contract Builder with over 10+ years in the construction industry. Specialise in Renovations, new builds, earthquake repair and also Project Management. Provide competitive quotes to suit the budget of the client and Deliver a high standard of work.

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Sembel it

Joined February 2021

Big or small we do it all. 20 plus years industry experience. Honest and quality workmanship with reviews to back up. Price competitive and we go the extra mile Police vetted. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We aim to exceed your needs and expectations.

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