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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Freshen up

Posted 3 years ago

Old villa. Renovating kitchen bathroom laundry and boot room. Putting in bi fold doors, more windows, new laundry and new bathroom.

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New Bathroom

Posted 2 years ago

Entire Bathroom renovation. New bath, shower, sink, floor and wall tiles.

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Bathroom update

Posted 4 years ago

Replacing existing bathroom (which houses a shower and vanity) with a bath and shower over. Also moving the position of the vanity, and replacing the toilet which is in a separate room. We have an electrician to do the electrics and will be removing all the gib and existing furniture ourselves, we are happy to do most of the building work ourselves.

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Kitchen extension

Posted 3 years ago

My house is 110 years old and has had a leanto added which houses the bathroom and kitchen dining. We are wanting to rebuild this whole end of the house. As well as open the wall between dining and living for better flow. New floor wall ceiling. Etc

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Phase 2 for Kent

Posted 1 month ago

removal of current kitchen, installation of a new kitchen, replacing 2 windows and fitting 2 x french doors and refitting another window - looking for work to be completed July 2020

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Bathroom change

Posted 1 year ago

Hi We want to make changes to our current family bathroom. We will need a new wall put in and the existing door moved. Then we will need some plumbing and electrical work done in the bathroom. Thanks

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Kitchen Rennovation - LBP required ASAP

Posted 7 months ago

We have: Architects plans/working drawings/consent Engineer/drawings for wall removal Contractor organised to remove wall and insert steel portal/beam New double glazed windows and doors installed Plumber organised. Husband is electrician so that’s covered Plasterer & painters organised We need: Pantry (built in) Study nook (built in) Cavity slider install Insulate and gib ceiling and walls Skirting & scotia Install kitchen cabinetry Also need 60m2 deck built can be same pers...

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A set of alterations

Posted 3 years ago

Hello. We have several jobs to be done on our 1930s bungalow and would like a set of quotes to see what we can get done all at once. The first is replacing sections of rotten weatherboards in 3 places. The second is replacing the shingles on at least 2 eaves on the front of the house. The third is replacing or altering the existing porch roof, and installing French doors. The fourth is replacing the 600mm oven with a gas/electric freestanding 900mm one, which will involve modifying the bench and...

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Shower replacement 2

Posted 1 year ago

Replace Shower tray. Will require removing shower dome, removing existing shower door, liner and tray, and installing new tray, liner and door set. More details/photos available.

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Building repairs and renovation bathroom kitchen

Posted 11 months ago

Hi, we have a 1920s house in central Carterton, Wairarapa in need of some repairs and renovations: 1. carport - has issue of rain runoff going down side of house...carport to be raised or flashings. 2. house - rotten weatherboards need to be replaced 3. renovation of the kitchen 4. laundry to be made into the bathroom and the current bathroom the laundry 5. two front aluminium windows to be replaced with wooden frame double glazed windows. Please get in touch to ask any questions, for...

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Remove existing shower and installing new shower

Posted 1 year ago

Current shower is leaking and has caused some damage to door jamb. Existing shower removal and installation of new shower (supplied). May require some renovation work where the shower has leaked which may have caused damage to skirting and door jam.

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Carterton cosmetic reno

Posted 8 months ago

Hi there, We're currently doing due diligence on a house that we want to buy, renovate and onsell. We would like to have an estimate on the works (or part of the works listed below) and the timeline to be able to make an informed decision on who to go with. Property: ...... Scope of works: - Painting – interior: kitchen/bathroom once renovated, yellow bedroom and ceiling in toilet/laundry. Exterior – repainting/removing the green from around the windows and fascia would modernise the...

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New bathroom

Posted 4 years ago

Refit new bathroom vanity, and shower rose and controls , glass shower panel ,wet floor 3 x 2 room size. Will be tiled inside shower and around vanity . (I have plasterer and tiler ) Quote for, fitting of new pipes plumbing and install new hot water cyclinder in hallway cupboard outside bathroom. Can't put any photos up at present.

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Full laundry renovation required

Posted 1 year ago

We have a large laundry which suffered water damage from a slow leaking cylinder a few months back. Everything is dry now and the cylinder was replaced with a new one. We now need someone to pull up the remainder of the floor tiles and polish the matai floorboards,replace cabinetry with new cabinets, install a wooden bench and put an outside flue for a gas bottle that's currently hooked up to the kitchen (which backs onto the laundry). The cylinder will also need to be temporarily removed so new...

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Shower replacement

Posted 1 year ago

Replace Shower tray. Will require removing shower dome, removing existing shower door, liner and tray, and installing new tray, liner and door set. More details/photos available.

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Open up my lounge - remove load bearing wall

Posted 3 years ago

I need an LBP to install a below ceiling beam to replace a load bearing wall, install a small window and attach 2.8m of bracegib. Linings have already been removed. Building consent has been issued. Work needs to be completed by xmas.

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Kent St bathroom remedy.

Posted 2 years ago

We need water pressure in our shower. We also would like advice on renovating the bathroom. We are newly arrived to Carterton

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Rachael Worboys

Posted 1 year ago

In our living, dining and kitchen we need the textured wallpaper to be repaired and skimmed, or wall paper removed, so that we can paint over it. There were two wall-mounted lights we'd like to relocate during this process. We also need the gib and a built -in cupboard removed in the main living room (Southside exterior wall), insulated (we could do that part), lined and finished. We would also like.to have someone cut 8 MDF cupboards for us to replace water damaged one's. We'd also like a quote...

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Install kitchen set

Posted 8 months ago

Remove existing cupboards and kitchen sink and wall between lounge and kitchen to make open plan. Install kitchen set from Mitre 10 or Bunnings with island bench. Need a quote and couple ideas for planning. Maybe someone can do this in a couple of weekends..not super urgent

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Renovating

Posted 1 year ago

Help with taking a wall out between rooms, kitchen and bathroom, later extension on house

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Wilson Contracting

Joined June 2017

Hi i have been building for just over 11 years with most work being architectural new builds with the last 3 years being in commercial interior fitouts. I am trade qualified and have been for 5 years. I have my LBP carpentry liscence. I am very fussy with detailed work and have a huge amount of pride in my work. No job is to big or to small and i have very competitive rates.

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DEJ 2 Build

Joined August 2009

Hi, We've been building new houses, renovating old ones and general maintenance and repairs for the last 20 years. We've been in Masterton since inception and have worked on jobs around Wairarapa as well as in regional parts of Wellington. While we specialise in roofing, major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadl...

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Eric Bosch

Joined November 2019

Hi, we undertake all building work big and small. From new builds, to renovations/additions, decks, patios, fences, sheds, garages, concrete work, etc. Professional, Licensed, Qualified. We will make your job happen. Quality is a habit.

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Carpentry & Civil Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, my name is James Palmer and I'm the managing director of Carpentry and Civil Ltd. I've been in business since 2012 and have a reputation for quality workmanship. I pride myself on doing a quality job for a fair price. I believe I have excellent communication and will work with you to get your job done safely and efficiently. I have vast knowledge in experience across multiple trades and want...

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JAMAP Property Maintenance Limited

Joined September 2017

Hi, we specialise in general handyman, property maintenance tasks and general plumbing advice. We also offer a bathroom design service. We are very professional and work hard to meet customer deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. Give us a try - you won't be disappointed.

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adpainting

Joined May 2010

Hi there my names Arron Pahl and ive been painting for 15 years interior and exterior and i am willing to do free quotations no job too big or small. Very reasonable prices and cheaper than most trade painters. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

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Mondo's Services

Joined November 2019

Hi, Mondo's Services was established in 2007 and we now deliver solutions for home owners, businesses and educational providers. These are trade based handy person type of works. We can also help with all manner of projects from conception to completion or pieces of work that need finishing. Our trades network covers all aspects of construction. Our trades and professionals network covers ins...

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DnR Contracting

Joined April 2019

WE COVER FROM HAWKESBAY TO WELLINGTON We specialise in the smaller jobs the big building companies have no time for. We do most things and have over 25 years joint experience in the building industry. We pride ourselves on providing a fantastic service so you will he happy to recommend us to others.

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BuildPoint ltd

Joined November 2017

Construction & Property Maintenance Building energy efficient, comfortable and affordable homes for Kiwi families is at the heart of what we do at BuildPoint. Our company has been successfully providing the people of Wellington Region with the very highest standard of building services for many years and we are immensely proud of the reputation we have built up as a small but professional, fu...

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Wilson Kitchens

Joined June 2011

My name is Dave Wilson and I own and operate Wilson Kitchens. We offer joinery and cabinet making services. We have been trading since 2011 and have a excellent reputation in wellington. Please see our website www.wilsonkitchens.co.nz or facebook page facebook.com/wilsonkitchens to view examples of our work.

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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . I have 25 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . At present we are manly doing Bathroom and Kitchen up grades New ceilings and cavity sliding doors , all seam to be the go. I also have an airless spay unit for the finishing to...

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Tomorrow Electrical

Joined October 2017

We're proud to be among Greater Wellington's most trusted sparkies. Since starting our journey, Tomorrow Electrical has served hundreds of businesses and homes across the region, providing reliable workmanship with incredible results. Our devotion to service is the hallmark of our team. It's our can-do attitude and willingness to go that extra mile which shine through into every job we do, beca...

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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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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Holmes Renovations

Joined March 2015

Hi, I'm a professional home renovator specialising in whole house renovations. When I don't have a house on the go I like to fit in smaller jobs to keep myself busy. If you want someone who is reliable, hard working and takes pride in their work, then I'd be happy to help.

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Collins Carpentry ltd

Joined November 2011

ive been building for 15+ years and am still enjoying the trade. mainly work on housing/renovations, decks ect but also experienced in larger commercial projects aswell as insurance and maintenance work. A small crew of top notch guys who enjoy a laugh and working together. Always do a top quality job and complete on time. We take pride in our work and achievements and am always looking for n...

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Truline Group NZ

Joined May 2018

Truline Group's building contractors are specialists in building fences, decks, garden sheds, pergolas & retaining walls. Over the last 10 years we have built a brand of assurance providing a reputable service throughout the lower North Island.

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sam lapslie

Joined November 2017

Fully qualified builder with 9+years experience looking for smaller odd jobs and property maintenance to fill in the gaps around my regular work anything considered from water blasting decks to building them,

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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

We do building/painting/plaster and landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We strive on going above and beyond for our clients. So please feel free to get in touch for any up coming project we can help you with thanks.

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