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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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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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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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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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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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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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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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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

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

Recent jobs posted

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

New bathroom

Posted 2 years ago

New concrete floor to replace wooden, re-line, new shower (tiled), vanity & toilet - re-build wall between bathroom & new kitchen, install barn door

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Swop over vanity top

Posted 1 year ago

I would like some one to swop an old vanity top for a new one. I have the new one that is the same as the old one. A plumber will also be required.

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Stone Benchtop Installation

Posted 3 years ago

We are looking for someone to install our stone benchtop in Alexandra. This would involve making the cutouts for the sink, tap and hob and joining the benchtop as well as fitting it in place.

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Small job

Posted 4 years ago

Seal around a bath needs scraping off and resealing. An area of damp has caused paint to peel off and rot area underneath. Needs to be fixed up.

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Historic Homestead Exterior Renovation

Posted 2 years ago

... year old house in Ranfurly requires work to preserve it from further deterioration. This will involve some stone work, some decking repairs and balustrade repair and painting. All work will be concentrated on the exterior only at this stage. Preferably - I want to meet any potential builders on site on Friday the 23rd of March in the afternoon while visiting the property.

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Installing a shower

Posted 1 week ago

To install a shower in our current laundry and upgrade it to a working bathroom. There is a toilet, basin, hot water cylinder in the area.

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Reno

Posted 1 year ago

addition to back 1/3 of house - to replace kitchen, dining room area laundry/toilet back porch approx 10 x 6m . to make master/ensuite/wardrobe. laundry/drying room. and larger lounge. with Mezzanine above Master. (off grid) Entire Roof metal to be replaced, new area re-trussed including spouting. we have labourer on site - Glazier. Electrician by arrangement This Job may be suitable for someone semi retired to do on a per job rate not an hourly rate Photo's 1 is present and shows line o...

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Structural engineer required for advise regarding removal of 2 walls for a building consent.One of the walls is definitely load bearing ,the other one perhaps a bracing element.Raking ceilings with none of the structural timbers visible.House was built in the 60's and the original council permit dwg's are lacking any detail.I am a trade qualified retired builder so will be able to do most of the work myself.Kitcen area is approx 5.2x4m.I do have a draughtsman sorted and the timeframe is not cri...

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Update sleepout

Posted 3 years ago

Line outbuilding, move toilet, install bench, remove hot water cylinder & change to gas. Assistance with building consent is required. This job is for a building located in Alexandra, Otago.

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Bathroom reno #2

Posted 8 months ago

Replace bath with shower Remove tub and replace with frontloading washer & dryer New vanity

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Alexandra Bathroom Reno

Posted 1 year ago

Full Bathroom Reno including shower, bath, vanity, tiles and painting. Want a really good job done so someone with skills and experience in bathroom renovation a must please.

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Kitchen and Bathroom renovation, and possible extension, and small shed

Posted 1 year ago

1. Kitchen renovation. May include pushing a wall out (1-2m). 2. Bathroom renovation - replace shower and toilet, and new flooring. 3. Small shed.

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Bathroom shower reline

Posted 2 years ago

I want someone to install new wet walling in a shower area 900 x 1100

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New Lounge

Posted 4 years ago

I am wanting to lower and replace my internal ceiling in my living room and also re gibbing the walls.

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 11 months ago

Full kitchen renovation, including but not limited to moving plumbing, oven and range hood installation, wall insulation and electrical rewiring. The original kitchen has been removed. We already have purchased Kaboodle cabinetry, sink and countertops and have the planned kitchen outline.

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 2 years ago

My kitchen is not large , galley style , but what i want is new bench tops with sink and tap.., splash backs , new appliances and flooring...The cupboards and doors are fine i think...May also have a bathroom renovation

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Wooden floor repairs reinforcing.

Posted 3 years ago

Building work associated with new wood fired cooker (reinforcing floor, firewall, raising hot water cylinder) and remedial work on floor due to borer/rot.

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Window replacement

Posted 1 year ago

Three small wooden windows to take out and replace with wooden windows that l have.The frames may need some repair. Maybe couple days work

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Install 1 Acrylic Shower

Posted 1 year ago

I have an acrylic shower that I need installed late this week or early next week. standard 1 x 1 m corner shower from a new build. glues etc are all on site. quick easy job for anyone interested .

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Bathroom/laundry Reno

Posted 1 year ago

We would like to gut our laundry and redo whole room and put a shower in it,bathroom needs whole makeover also,everything new,

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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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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder Truck Drivers,Machine Operators full licenced *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) and LBP *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool...

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Mitchell and Milmine Construction

Joined September 2017

Mitchell + Milmine Construction is a small family owned residential building company focused on building quality. We are team players and are committed to working within our community with other locals alike. We are passionate about modern architecture, and believe each home tells a different story, this makes us the perfect partners on your next building adventure. We offer a transparent...

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B Central Building Ltd

Joined March 2019

We specialise in completing those smaller renovations and jobs, high quality finish. As a qualified joiner and builder I can offer a variety of options to suit your needs.

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BIG Time Contractors LTD

Joined November 2019

We're a locally owned and operated Building and Construction Company serving up quality results in and around Central Otago! LBP and NZCB member, 10+ years in the industry. Don't hesitate to call Brook for a friendly no obligation chat about your next project. "BIG Time Contractors - Tradesman you can rely on"

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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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Beaumont Homes

Joined February 2017

Licenced Building Practicioner , Carpenter and member of Certified Builders Association, 20 years building experience in all types of residential and commercial builds. Very easy to interact with, reliable ,approachable and trustworthy. We also specialise in smaller jobs such as attic stairs and attic storage and pre purchase/sale building reports.

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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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Buildigg

Joined October 2019

Here at Buildigg we do a wide range of jobs from landscape, fencing, retaining walls, earth moving and much much more for any work needed done around the house or around the building site. We pride ourselves on getting the job done to a high standard and on time

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Built up contracting LTD

Joined June 2020

Hi, we are a small company who strive for perfection. We have a diverse team who have dealt with a majority of renovation projects around the country. Numerous house foundation repairs and house re leveling, our team also deal with restoration projects. We pride in keeping jobs to the time frame. Whether it's one pile or twenty piles needing replaced, even that old fence replaced or a new deck to...

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Ovoss Builders

Joined May 2008

Hi, Ovoss Builders is a well established small business in Dunedin. We have more than 20 years of building experience and have a vast range of knowledge in the residential and commercial industry. We have an excellent and reliable support system, electricians, plumbers etc. and pride ourselves on innovative solutions and tidy workmanship. We are up to date with the latest techniques, materials and...

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With over 15 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng ... ) based in Christchurch but has undertaken projects all around the country. I am also an Engineering New Zealand Practice Area Assessor for Structural Engineers and a Auckland City Council Producer Statement Author (PSA#... ). I have a broad experience in structural design, seismic assessment, repair and strength...

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Catlins Coast Building Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi there We are a Building company covering Southland/Catlins/Otago Very professional and prompt contact Very fussy and neat and tidy quality work High end architectural background and also taking on all the small jobs Let us see how we can assist you ?

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Painting and plasterboard stopping service

Joined November 2016

Steve Stewart has 40 years experience in the trade Steve and his team of qualified Tradesman work to the highest standards, to bring you a Professional Quality finish We specialise in New Housing,Re paints,Wallpapering,Spray Painting and Gib Stopping See our Website: www. ... .nz

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Buds Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2020

locally owned and operated, experienced in residential, industrial and rural work. Our team will handle your job professionally with safety taking first priority. Give us a call today

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Archemics Design

Joined April 2019

Archemics Design is an architectural design, structural engineering and interiors studio based in Auckland. We provide design services from pre design briefing, concept design through to full building drawings and documentation and consents. We have worked on both residential and commercial projects in New Zealand that form the basis of our industry knowledge. With a design focused env...

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Stroud Homes Queenstown Lakes

Joined August 2019

Hi we’ve been building new homes, alterations, repairs, decks, extensions, sheds and any other building jobs for central Otago families for a number of years. No job is to big or small. We are part of the master builders association and a licenced building practitioner.

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John rawlinson

Joined February 2016

I am a trade qualified builder with extensive experience in all aspects of residential building, from small maintenance tasks right up to complete new builds and everything in between. I offer very competitive rates as I work for myself and my overheads are minimum. Fast, friendly and honest service is what I aim to achieve along with top quality workmanship.

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Central built

Joined January 2019

Hi l’m Craig, any thing Construction we can do. We can do anything from a landscaping and decks to renovations and new builds. Happy to supply free quotes

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Enda Dunne Construction

Joined November 2019

We have been building in Queenstown and surrounding areas for the past 13 years and have over 25 years of experience in the building trade. We specialise in renovations and extensions and shop fit outs. No job is too small or too big. we provide free estimates and complete quotes with a friendly and professional attitude. We are licenced building Practitioners with site safe qualifications and fir...

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I M L

Joined September 2020

Hi I am a qualified joiner who has now branches out on my own I have over past 10 years done joinery, building , shop fitting , fencing and roofing. I pride my self on competitive quotes, good workmanship as well as clear communication and being very punctual with deadlines.

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