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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read on to find out how this family hired a plasterer for their living room reno.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A homeowner shares how a tradie from Builderscrack helped her update the colour of her metal garage door from bland blue to striking ebony.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

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Bathroom reno

Posted 1 year ago

I have a 1.5 x 1.5 meter bathroom. Am wanting to re gib all walls, half tile walls, insert floor boards, skirting, door coverup Install shower and vanity to existing plumbing. I have the floor boards, tiles, shower and vanity also. No sure if ceiling needs to be replaced

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Installing wet wall lining

Posted 1 year ago

3 panels of wet wall lining. Previous wet wall lining either needs to be pulled down or sanded back and the new wall placed on top. Only equipment needed will be saw/drill to cut out holes for shower, taps etc and a workbench. There will be another worker onsite who can help with lifting and installation

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Quote on refacing kitchen and replacing bench tops. Removing and installing new oven, rangehood and hob and dishwasher.

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Fire fremoval

Posted 3 years ago

Would like a free standing fire removed and roof and ceiling repair

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Fixing up beach house

Posted 5 months ago

We have a beach house on Blackhead Road, around 30-40 mins from Waipukurau. It was built in 2003 and has had very little maintenance. We are looking to partner with a builder who can visit and do an assessment/quote of all the things that need doing. Some of the known issues are: Weatherboard needs replacing / weather proofing Deck needs fixing Quote for putting an awning around the deck- keen to understand what options there are. We also may need a quote for building a shed large en...

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Moving door-frame to another wall.

Posted 2 years ago

Need a door-frame moved from one wall to another and then jib put up in small area.

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Bathroom renovations

Posted 1 year ago

Quote on Renovating both bathroom and ensuite. New showers, new vanities, new toilets, new mirrors, new towel rails.

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Fit out bathroom #2

Posted 2 years ago

Hi. I have all the bathroom items ready to install. Will need nogging out before putting up gib - older style house. At this stage old boards have been removed and its ready to begin. I have a plumber and a sparky ready to go when I am so just need someone to fit shower, toilet and vanity. Just looking for rough idea of how much. Painting and flooring not required.

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Two rooms need en-suite.

Posted 1 year ago

Hi. Can you help? Kids and partners have moved back home and we need to Provide them with a self contained room. At the moment both rooms (One is a sleepout and other room is attached to our garage) are Just large bedrooms. We aren’t looking for anything grand. Just simple and functionable. We are able to wait until after Christmas as we know you guys are busy. Thank you.

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Exterior walls

Posted 3 years ago

Re-frame and re-clad 2 exterior walls remove fireplace and chimney, also replace old windows on oldest part of the house. A proper visual inspection is recommended as this is just one part of our planned renovations. It will also be an interior project as well with discussions on what can or cannot be achieved.

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Bathroom refit

Posted 1 year ago

Replace/install vanity, bath and shower door possibly shower dome.

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Small en-suite required

Posted 1 year ago

We have a 20m2 room attached to our garage that we use as a bedroom. We would like a small en-suite, about 1.2m depth, placed before the far wall. We would like a quote first and possible competition date within 6 months. Many thanks

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Fit out bathroom

Posted 2 years ago

Hi. I have all the bathroom items ready to install. Will need nogging out before putting up gib - older style house. At this stage old boards have been removed and its ready to begin. I have a plumber and a sparky ready to go when I am so just need someone to fit shower, toilet and vanity. Just looking for rough idea of how much. Painting and flooring not required.

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House reno

Posted 5 months ago

Strip and gib three rooms, lower ceiling in two rooms, replace front and rear entrance doors, replace all windows with double glazing, paint roof. Will require sparky work too, led downlights etc

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House to a home reno

Posted 9 months ago

Extend master bedroom. Relocate aluminium joinery/install new. Master ensuite. Wardrobes. Relocate internal walls. Family bathroom. Washhouse. Create new floor level within an existing, internal garage. Install new kitchen/pantry. Fireplace and wetback hot water cylinder cupboard. External decking. Obviously require a site visit to establish an estimate and timeframe - thank you.

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Full Bathroom renovation

Posted 6 months ago

Looking for a full bathroom renovation, relocation of a toilet to the adjacent bathroom, relocation of the laundry tub to the adjacent toilet. Also I'd like to change the indoor hot water cylinder for an outdoor water cylinder

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 1 month ago

I need to replace a domestic kitchen- redesign, look at removing a wall, cupboards etc

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Replacing wet wall linings #2

Posted 1 year ago

I have an old bathroom, the seratone is old and I want it replaced..about 5 panels that are varies widths, over bath and vanity. Also need to be able to cut holes to fit bath taps and shower mixer/head. There will be someone else onsite to help with lifting etc. I have all the adhesive/panels.

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Replacing wet wall linings

Posted 2 years ago

I have an old bathroom, the seratone is old and I want it replaced..about 5 panels that are varies widths, over bath and vanity. Also need to be able to cut holes to fit bath taps and shower mixer/head.

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Bathroom, washhouse, bedroom, spouting, bargeboard

Posted 5 months ago

Needing quotes. Reline washhouse, electrical work (to get sparky), lino (to get). Refit bathroom. Small. Bath, shower plus vanity, lino, etc. Reline bedroom. Skirting and architrave etc Bargeboard 1 that is cracked. Guttering and spouting/drainage.

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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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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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NJB CONSTRUCT LTD

Joined November 2016

We are a building contractor that specialise in - Commercial Interior Fit Out Residential Renovations Timber & laminate Flooring Kitchen & Bathroom Reno’s Exterior Decking & Fencing We are by no means your cheapest contractor out there but when you click to go with NJB, you can be guaranteed quality workmanship along with constant communication throughout your job leaving you with a c...

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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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RHL Build & Construct

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. Search for us on Instagram, for a up to date gallery of work.

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Walker Construction ltd

Joined May 2018

Local builder in Central Hawkes bay but will cover the greater hawkes bay area Covering all jobs big or small Take pride in my work and work ethics 11 years experience Qualified, LBP

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CS CONTRACTING

Joined January 2020

Hi, I am 1 year and 8 months in business specialising in renovations, alterations and new building from big to small. All jobs finished Upto a high standard. Happy to work with a budget and offer competitive rates

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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Kiwi House Inspection Hawke's Bay

Joined September 2018

Hi, At Kiwi House Inspections Hawke's Bay we supply comprehensive building reports at competitive prices. We are qualified builders and licensed building practitioners. We aim to supply our reports on the same day and can supply many forms of building inspection services. From residential to commercial to asbestos testing.

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sean harvey

Joined July 2016

Hi, I have been in the building industry for 20yrs, I have many years experience in the sheet metal fabrication and fibre glass fabrication industries before moving to the uk in 1997 where after training I started my company specialising in interior refurbishment and renovation ie: all types of suspended ceilings and metal/wood stud partition walls, office partitions, kitchen, bathroom installatio...

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Alchemy Plumbing and Gas limited

Joined December 2021

Plumbing & Gas Fitting company based in Hawkes Bay, NZ. Specialising in renovations, gas hot water/heating, high end new builds & water filtration. Friendly service, transparent, honest. Free quotes.

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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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competeitive contracting limited

Joined June 2021

hello my name is Adam Cooper , I am the owner and directing manager of competitive contracting. We are a small team that is growing, but on the way doing some really awesome work, from renovating on a commercial level to new builds... I also have been in the Civil construction area for 15 years. so we offer digger and tipper hire with operator . Drainlaying , site clearing, foot path prep and con...

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Andy Hamer plumbing and Gas Limited

Joined June 2018

Free advice and Quotations. Certifiying plumber and Gasfitter 37 years service. Maintenance plumbing and 24/7 Emergency cover. Bathrooms Laundries and Kitchen renovations. Gasfitting,Natural and LPG gas work.New connections and Maintenance. Gas for cooking,Heating Hot water,Califonts and commercial Catering Equipment,Blue Seal, Moffat etc. Servicing and repairs to all makes of gas app...

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ER Plumbing Limited

Joined February 2017

ER Plumbing Ltd is a specialist emergency plumbing repair and maintenance business. We also do small bathroom and kitchen renovations. ER Plumbing does only minor building work such as removing and replacing GIB. No plaster or paint work will be done, and needs to be arranged by our customers after all plumbing is completed. We at ER Plumbing are passionate and relentless in ensuring each and e...

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SchoCon

Joined July 2012

Focused on outdoor living, hard landscaping and renovations, but also the cliche "for all your building needs". Being in the building and construction arena for 18 years, LBP licensed and trade qualified we will make your ideas and dreams reality.

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Projects

Joined July 2010

German Master-Cabinetmaker, since 40 years. I think, there is nothing I haven' t made allready. Challange me. Give me some extrordinary job to do and I will do it with attention to detail! Cheers, Franz. (Master Cabinetmaker)

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Hayden Percy Building Services

Joined October 2016

Hayden Percy Building Services Qualified Furniture Maker and Builder. Licensed LBP Hi, I started as a cabinet Maker about 12 years ago and have slowly moved towards building. I have worked on many different jobs, new, renovations, and maintenance. I love a hands on challenge with Quality garanteed.

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Bay Carpenters LTD

Joined June 2016

Hi , I have been a NZ qualified builder for the last 15 years, also having worked in Australia and the UK. We specialise in small to medium renovations/new builds & light commercial work. I am professional and take pride in my workmanship also helping my clients through the process of alterations/new builds which can sometimes be a bit daunting. I have a high standard of work, keeping to deadl...

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Renovation Hawkes Bay

Joined February 2017

The napier Renovation Co. offer an end too end service for domestic renovations in Napier, Hastings and surrounding areas. We specialise in bathroom and kitchen renovation and can help guide you through the maze of product selection, design, project management and supply of all trades. Please feel free to give us a call and see how we may help.

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NZ Kitchen Designer

Joined September 2019

A kitchen always starts with the space you have allocated between walls and windows. NZ Kitchen Designers use creativity and functionality to create the most fulfilling space for you and your family. Whether you are after a kitchen renovation or a plan for building consent, I can help. With a Diploma in Interior Design complimented with mid-high end kitchen design, retail and manufacturing...

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