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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.

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

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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Bathroom and Kitchen renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Renovation to kitchen and bathroom.

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Kitchen install

Posted 1 year ago

Wanting a quote for a second hand kitchen to be installed. New tap ware , sink , dishwasher cooktop and oven and range hood. We have the bits just wanting it all together 😀

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Bach maintenance

Posted 3 months ago

Facia boards need some work - replacing in parts. Two windows need replacing or repairing shower replaced

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Shower replacement

Posted 11 months ago

Wet wall replacement (panels, not tiled). Shower is approx ... New shower door New shower plumbing (mixer, shower head etc) Possibly a small amount of painting and tiling if required. I don't think the shower tray needs replacing

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Kitchen Reno Gov Bay

Posted 8 months ago

Wanted, design and installation of a new kitchen. Start with the floor plan and our wishes and end with a new kitchen. Walls are 4.112 x 3.000 m today.

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Bathroom renovation - ensuite

Posted 1 year ago

Old fixtures to be removed. two toilets to be replaced wall hung vanity to be installed new shower to be tiled new barn door to be installed. new lights to be installed new heated towel rail and extractor fan to be installed new flooring to be installed walls to be painted. We are 20 minutes from Christchurch CBD. We are not changing the current layout, but updating all of the old outdated fixtures.

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Flat floor shower

Posted 2 weeks ago

Remove shub and replace with flat floor shower to support disabled family member.

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Bathroom wallboard replacement

Posted 1 year ago

Remove old wallboard in small bathroom around bath and vanity, and replace with new.

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Showerwell glass door adjustment

Posted 1 year ago

Glass door won’t close properly. Has moved towards the right and now hits the top of the fixed glass panel . Needs adjustment so glass moves in and out freely.

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Hickford Ensuite

Posted 1 year ago

New shower and toilet. Re-tile. Some wall repairs and electrical. Tap replacement.

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Robinson Family Kitchen Renovation Project ELECTRICIAN

Posted 2 years ago

Home in Wainui on Banks Peninsula - christchurch Pulling out old kitchen and putting in new flat pack one need an electrician to make safe/disconnect power to the old wall oven and ceramic stove top while we pull it out then come back and reinstall new freestanding oven and install powerpoint where the new fridge will be relocated in the old space the wall oven took up

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Supply and install gas boiler and bottle station on outside wall Supply and install new pressure pump Carry out pre pipe of bathroom and upstairs toilet and basin Install new shower and shower mixer Install new bath mixer and spout Install new 2 x toilets Install vanity unit up stairs

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Bathroom

Posted 1 year ago

Remove old wall and floor tiles and some wall board. Replace all with tiles. New shower fittings.

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Tiny bathroom renovation in Diamond Harbour

Posted 2 years ago

Complete removal and replacement of shower, toilet, sink and heated towel rail. Create open tiled shower (replacing glass door with curtain). Creation of storage and shelving around new toilet. Installation of heated mirror with lighting. Removal of vintage copper cistern from out house, clean and polish and installation with new toilet bowl (not purchased yet). Installation of new sink and taps, heated towel rail.

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Kitchen install

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for someone to install our new kitchen, some 7m length in total. Flat-pack kitchen Laminate benchtop We will pre-assemble the cabinets and remove the existing kitchen Attached photo of the existing kitchen and sketch of the new one (similar) Start on site to be agreed (prefer sooner than later) Call to discuss particulars

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Stairs

Posted 2 years ago

I would like to re-arrange the 3 steeps going from my hallway down to a landing.

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Kitchen rangehood and pressed metal installation

Posted 1 year ago

I'd like a quote to supply and install a kitchen rangehood/extractor fan (I need advice as to the best option). The kitchen has a sloping roof/ceiling and no roof space. The height from the floor to the bottom of the coving above the stove is 1800mm. The exterior is weatherboard and there is no real soffit. I'd also like to get a quote to install a pressed metal splashback on 2 sides around the stove at the same time (I have the pressed metal). Property access is via 30-40 steps. As soon...

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General renovations

Posted 1 year ago

New kitchen being installed so need some renovation work to a wall. Replace existing balastrade on verandah Retaining wall to extend driveway and carport built.

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Office renovation

Posted 5 months ago

Hi, I am in the process of converting an under the house (house is on piles) workshop into an office. The space is 6.1m long x 1.6m wide x 2.4m high. The work I need to be done is as follows. - Remove the existing window (doesn't open) and replace it with one that does open (I have purchased this window and have it in my possession). Note the window is the same size. - Take the existing "non-opening" window that was removed above and insert it into a sidewall. - Line the interior wa...

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New Shower Install

Posted 2 years ago

1945's house requires a replacement shower - job would be the selection and installation of a suitable shower (currently a corner installed metal drain box/shower curtain type) - keys to the property would be available after the 21st Sept 2019. Inspection can be arranged beforehand.

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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.

Shower replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Showerwell glass door adjustment

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bach maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Canterbury Renovations Ltd

Joined September 2014

Hi there we are a team of skilled qualified professionals with over 30 yrs experience in the building industry specializing in renovations and alterations. We can organize all areas of your project including any sub trades that you may need (painters,plumbers,sparky etc) Insurance work, EQC repairs,decks,renovations are new builds we can make it right. Members of Certified Builders Association

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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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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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Bloke and a Hammer

Joined December 2021

I do property maintenance from your Fence, door, or even organising a renovation . I can also do small work even like cleaning your gutter. So, if you have any property that needs maintenance or renovate give me a call.

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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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Robertson Built

Joined March 2018

We are a small company looking to make a big impact in our region. We are committed to providing a great service at a the best possible price. We are Registered Master Builders, Licensed Building Practitioners & a member of Site Safe New Zealand. Contact us today for more information, we are always looking for our next challenge.

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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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Mattis Gether

Joined June 2021

Hi, I j started my own business last year as a Handyman after more than 10 years in the commercial building industry. While I specialise in timber project I also do outdoor projects and maintenance. Reliable and flexible, I will accommodate to get your job sorted in time and on budget!

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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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A D White Builders ltd

Joined August 2016

Registered Master Builder with over 15 years in the trade. Quality and accountability comes standard with no job too small and I'll work in with clients to ensure that work gets completed on budget and on time. I specialise in renovations / additions and maintainance. I can take care of the project management or work in with clients and their projects as needed.

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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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Canterbury Builders Limited

Joined June 2014

We are dedicated craftsmen with a passion for building beautiful homes. Our years of experience in the building and project management industries mean we can provide you with a full range of construction services, taking care of everything from concept to completion. We take great pride in our quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail because we want to be as happy as you are with your fini...

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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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