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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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

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

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General renovations

Posted 2 weeks 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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Renovating old lyttelton place

Posted 2 years ago

I have an old lyttelton house. The kitchen floor slopes badly. I think that the bottom plate along the end wall has rotted away. None of the walls or ceiling are straight. I'd like to gib the entire lounge kitchen area, but want to make sure that the piles are reasonable first. It may be that the kitchen floor will have to come up to get at the end wall. I don't really know. I am not looking for a full rebuild, or to turn it into a new house. I would like a builder I can work alongside who is ex...

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Install hob and vent fan

Posted 1 year ago

supply F&P hobb ce6604cbx1 ceramic cooktop and Parmco or similar stainless steel extraction fan with hood mount on wall to existing vent above. and wire up all.

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Bathroom and Kitchen renovation

Posted 6 months ago

Renovation to kitchen and bathroom.

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Showerwell glass door adjustment

Posted 8 months 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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New Shower Install

Posted 1 year 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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Kitchen install

Posted 6 months 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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Courtney Crump

Posted 1 year ago

Looking to get a small sink in an office bathroom replaced (just a toilet and sink type bathroom). It is coming away from the wall at the moment and I would like it replaced with a bigger basin. Just looking for estimates to start with. Cheers!

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 2 months 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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Tiny bathroom renovation in Diamond Harbour

Posted 9 months 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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Stairs

Posted 10 months 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 8 months 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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Bathroom

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Robinson Family Kitchen Renovation Project ELECTRICIAN

Posted 10 months 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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Patching jib

Posted 1 year ago

patching damaged cieling gib where shattered hob and parts hit it and repaint. i need you to give full estimate for cost. ... ron ...

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Tardis

Posted 1 year ago

Flexible timeframe for a small bathroom renovation. Footprint of bathroom/toilet area to remain the same. Wanting to install a shower over bath and replace existing extremely ugly vanity unit and other outdated fittings (toilet, bath). Walls around bath/shower will need tiling as will the floor. Extractor fan and lighting will need to be fitted. There is low water pressure so this will need to be considered.

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Bathroom renovation - ensuite

Posted 9 months 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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Kitchen install

Posted 5 months 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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Bathroom wallboard replacement

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Bathroom renovation and window joinery

Posted 2 years ago

Our Lyttelton rental needs a Bathroom makeover, we (or you) will supply the bath/ shower, vanity and toilet. Need someone to fit them, replace vinyl floor and paint the walls and trim. We also have several wooden window sills that have soft (rotten) corners in several rooms that need cutting out and making good. Tenant's moving out beginning of June, so looking to get it all done in one go so we can re advertise as quickly as possible.

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

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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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management.

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Urban Builders

Joined January 2020

Hi I am a Builder and Joiner by Trade and have 25 Years of Experience. I’m Flexible with all Jobs Weather they are Big or Small. I Specialise in High Attention To Detail, Professionalism and Superior Workmanship. I am Conscious of Quotes and Working within the Budget of them.

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PaintRod Quality Painters Ltd

Joined March 2017

Give us a call to discuss your needs We can do anything from small painting/plastering renovations to the entire house interior or exterior Feature walls, wallpaper etc, we will do it!! We can also spray paint pretty much anything, using either an airless sprayer system or HVLP for fine finish so if you need that roof to be painted or give a quality finish to that pantry cabinets, draws,...

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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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Top corner construction limited

Joined July 2018

Personally I have been in the Residential construction industry for 8 years, I specialize in Fencing, Decking, Pergolas also Interior linings and finishing My experience comes from a background in EQC repairs, Private Renovations, Light commercial and newly built homes. I am expanding into a managment role now as I have a highly skilled group of tradesmen behind me who can tackle most jobs, From...

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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Gibbons Construction

Joined July 2020

Hi, Ive been working in construction for coming up 10 years now, I am NZ qualified in level 4 carpentry, I have a broad range of experience in commercial and residential construction. I always work hard to get projects over the line and to budget.

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SMALL JOB SPECIALIST

Joined March 2019

Hi I have been building and renovating houses for 40 years and i am just doing odd jobs and maintainence . I Give free quotes and will do the work in time frame agreed upon

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AMK Engineers Limited

Joined August 2020

Hi, We have been helping with the Canterbury earthquake recovery for the last 8 years, both in the geotechnical and structural fields. I am a qualified Chartered Professional Engineer, specialised in both new builds, renovation, ground testing, new foundations for TC3, TC2, and TC1 as well as assessment and repair of existing residential and commercial structures. Detailed seismic assessment and...

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Think Construction Ltd.

Joined March 2010

Company Profile: We are a building company specialising in residential projects from small alterations to new house builds. We work with the client from the design concept through to the completion of your project (or anywhere in between). We work closely with designers (yours or ours), to ensure continuity and confidence in your build, from concept to completion. Personal Profile: Direct...

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Cadmy Builders LTD

Joined August 2011

We've Build in New Zealand since 2004 and other 15 years over seas.. I'm member of Certified Builders association and License Builder Practitioner, We are a small team of two ready to take over any jobs big or small. Alterations, Renovations, Extensions, New Build, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decks, Pergolas, etc... We have good recommendations at competitive price with a high standard quality. We c...

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Carl Taylor Builders

Joined July 2019

Carl Taylor Homes has been trading since 1999 and we are members of the CBS ( Combined Building Suppliers Co -Operative ). Carl Taylor Homes has developed a reputation in Christchurch and the Canterbury region as builders of quality homes, specialising in the construction of semi-commercial and residential buildings, architectural design and construction, project management and building mainten...

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Rise Residential Limited

Joined May 2010

Rise Residential Ltd - high-quality builders in Christchurch. We are an owner-operated based company that specializes in all forms of residential construction including renovations, new builds, and property maintenance. Ben, the director, is a Licensed Building Practitioner. This guarantees his building skills and knowledge of the NZ building code are current, comprehensive and up-to-date. Rise...

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Swift Electrical Services LTD

Joined March 2020

I am Qualified and Experienced Electrician. Swift Electrical Service company's aim is to provide best services to clients. We believe in earning Clients trust and to see them happy after completion of job. We are specialized in total residential electrical and security work. We provide no obligation free quote. Bring any quote and we will beat it by 10%. See you soon on our next project.

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R W Steele Builders Ltd

Joined September 2010

We are a 50 year old family business. Work undertaken is of a professional standard. We believe customer satisfaction is the utmost, wtih immense attention being paid to detail. A high level of communication is necessary. All types of work are undertaken, whether this be a new home, alterations or additions to existing homes, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, decks and pergolas. We have the ab...

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance was born out of frustration whilst trying to solve the same problems on construction sites time and time again. After working with a crazy amount of construction companies I`m ready to change the dinosaur ways of the industry. I want to feel proud of the industry I love whilst constantly shaking things up at the same time. I want to bring modern technologie...

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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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Leverage Limited

Joined October 2014

Hi, i have been in the building industry for the past 16 years. In that time i have done everything from the smallest of renovations to big commercial fit-outs. My specialty though is in high class renovations. Anything from that deck you have always wanted to restoring your entire home to its former glory and then some! I have good contacts with other trades which means i can do your entire job,...

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