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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.

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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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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Are You Considering Adding an Ensuite to Your Master Bedroom?

Posted 24/11/16

Should I build another room for my ensuite or should I alter my existing master bedroom to fit one in? It might not seem like an important question, but there are pros and cons to consider for both these options... Adding an ensuite - should you extend or convert your master bedroom? Insta

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Home Renovation and Repair – It’s All in The Prep

Posted 29/06/18

Renovating or doing work on your home can be a big investment – yet most of us put more effort into choosing a pair of shoes or a new camera. Repairs might not be as exciting as new clothes and gadgets but if you want a good result, value for money, and minimum hassle, the more you think abou

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Internal renovation

Posted 3 months ago

I’m wanting to convert a small toilet into a full bathroom by moving a wall and adding a bath. I also want to remove two windows from a colour steel dwelling. Also keen to build a small canopy over the front door and a couple of other small jobs around the house that need doing. May include further renovation to create a pantry/laundry in the garage depending on quote. Looking to get this completed within the next 6 to 12 months.

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Bathroom redo new look.

Posted 8 months ago

Old bathroom being renovated, replacing Gib, moving plumbing around and installing shower, bath and vanity currently onsite. Extraction fan needs installation and wiring.

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Phase 2 for Kent

Posted 1 year 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 revamp

Posted 1 year ago

Currently have a shower over the bath. Want bath removed and shower made into a wet floor. Not much change to plumbing but tiling will be needed

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Install kitchen set

Posted 2 years 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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Bathroom extractor fan & kitchen rangehood installation

Posted 9 months ago

Need to install 2 bathroom extractor fans in two bathrooms and install a rangehood in the kitchen.

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Full laundry renovation required

Posted 3 years 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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Renovating a house

Posted 1 year ago

Renovating a House opening kitchen to decking bifold indoors or fridge doors renovating kitchen and moving out old cylinder put in and gas for water moving out for war and hallway moving out small wall in between dining room and lounge want to build on ensuite bathroom and wardrobe out of main bedroom one heat pump to be put into the house You fire to go in or news old fire if I had my way

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Renovating

Posted 3 years ago

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

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Handyman

Posted 1 year ago

Laundry redone, bathroom floor, french doors, new covered deck, painting

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Kitchen makeover

Posted 3 months ago

Hi, I am after a quote to renovate a kitchen. This includes replacing cabinets, sink, benchtop, adding a splashback etc.

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Rachael Worboys

Posted 2 years 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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Carterton cosmetic reno

Posted 2 years 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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Shower wet-wall repair/replace

Posted 1 year ago

We have a shower cubicle with damaged wet wall that we need repaired or replaced (see attached photos).

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Building repairs and renovation bathroom kitchen

Posted 2 years 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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Shower wet-wall repair/replace #2

Posted 11 months ago

We (motel) have a shower cubicle with damaged wet wall that we need repaired or replaced (see attached photos) as soon as possible.

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New bathroom

Posted 1 year ago

Redo floors New shower, toilet and basin/vanity installed Possibly tile and possibly put in a new window

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Kitchen Rennovation - LBP required ASAP

Posted 2 years 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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New bathroom, move laundry

Posted 9 months ago

We are wanting to move our current laundry and replace it with a new bathroom, so new bath, shower and vanity. Removal of hot water cylinder and replace with gas infinity system. New plumbing needed for laundry on other side of the house.

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Remove existing shower and installing new shower

Posted 3 years 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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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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Wilco

Joined November 2015

No matter what kind of plumbing issue you face, all of your needs are under control with Wilco. We provide quality plumbing repairs, modifications, and installations to the Wairarapa area. From replacing hot water cylinders to repairing broken fixtures, we're trained and licensed to handle any plumbing job, big or small.

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DoCarpentry

Joined January 2022

Hi, I’m focusing on small carpentry jobs to do in 1-2 days and insulation, where I’ve got a large experience and can provide a professional and friendly service with tidy completion

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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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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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Sai Building Services Ltd

Joined December 2020

Sai Building Services Ltd We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles) Painting Roofing Plumbing Pl...

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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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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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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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Precision Building Projects

Joined July 2016

Precision Building Projects (PBP) is a trusted family operated building company, part of NZCB with qualified licensed buildering practitioners taking care of all your building needs. Here at PBP, we take pride in our eye for precision detail and our ability to provide work to a high standard. With years of experience, in all facets of building there is no job too big or too small. Have a look...

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Ethan Barnard construction

Joined August 2021

I am a recently established building contractor in the wairarapa with over 10 years experience in the building and roofing industry. We complete jobs to the highest standard and aim to provide with competitive quotes and lead times as well as keeping to a budget!

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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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Masterton Maintenance Man

Joined February 2017

Hi, I've been renovating homes for 20 years now, and now specialise as a handyman tackling most jobs. I can tile, paint, wallpaper, re-clad houses, fix locks, spruce up gardens, replace, repair and re-stain decks and patios. I can also repair or replace gutters, and clean up the outside of properties. No job too small, but a minimum of two hours (make a list of the jobs) when I arrive. RENTAL PR...

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Burgess Building Solutions

Joined December 2015

Kia ora, My name is Simon and I am the director of Burgess Building Solutions. Now in our second year of business, we have a team of 8 who have worked together on a commercial new-build and heritage restoration project. The company was built upon 15 years of carpentry experience. Most of my experience is in high end architectural housing with a brief stint in light commercial. I am lucky eno...

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Cameron Construction

Joined March 2017

Hi I am a trade professional with over 10 years of experience in the trade. Most of my time has been spent on major home renovations and architecturally designed new builds. The rest of my experience is in low scale new builds and general building projects such as decks, fencing, maintenance and repairs. I take pride in my work and can offer competitive quotes with a high quality of workmanship.

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Manaia Build Nz

Joined February 2020

Cabinet Makers. New Kitchens. Custom furniture. Entertainment Units. Shop Fit outs. Renovations. New Bathrooms. New Showers. New Flooring. Staircases. Decks. All Building works.

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Hilltop Joinery

Joined August 2021

I am an experienced carpenter/ joiner with a particular passion for making furniture and small renovation work. I am reliable, honest, conscientious and take pride in my work and have attention to detail.

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Terrene Earthworks and Carpentry Ltd

Joined July 2021

Terrene Earthworks & Carpentry is a newly established construction business working in the greater Wellington region. Director, Gareth, is a qualified carpenter and heavy machine operator with over a decade of experience.

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Brandon Richards Carpentry

Joined July 2019

Carpentry & Toughened Glass Works Awning / Pergolas Decks / Staircases Fences / Balustrades Shade Screens / Feature Walls Flooring Interior Fit out Door & Window Replacement Maintenance

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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KJR BUILDERS LIMITED

Joined November 2015

Am an honest and reliable person That takes pride in all my work. With 12 years experience in the construction industry ranging to all types of work from residential new and old builds threw to commercial and even shop fit outs. Kjr Builders Limited specialise and offers fast, effective and quality finishes to all work that is done. So feel free to contact me regarding any issues or plans that y...

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