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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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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 As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Kitchen installation

Posted 1 year ago

Full kitchen installation

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Bathroom Reno

Posted 2 years ago

Reline walls, ceiling, box out for a bath, hang new vanity, couple of shelves. Have all new bathroom to replace old Will strip bathroom walls out.

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My Shower

Posted 11 months ago

I would like a walk in shower with a non slip floor installed please. I believe a consent will be required but am happy to look at all options. I need a fold down seat, somewhere to put shampoo etc, non slip floor a must as I am getting old.

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Bathroom Reno

Posted 3 years ago

My bathroom is currently separated by a wall between the toilet room and a room that is a walk in wet floor shower. I would like the wall removed, a new cubicle shower put in and a new floor and vanity installed. Most plumbing to stay where it is apart from drain in floor will need moved and new plumbing will be needed for vanity.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 3 years ago

Our current bathroom is tiny (a little over 3 square meters) due to being partitioned with the toilet. We would like to get rid of the internal wall between the toilet and the bathroom and in doing so the new area for the bathroom should be around 5 square meters. The toilet will remain in the same position though be replaced with a new one, the bath will be replaced along the vanity. Shouldn't be any real plumbing work aside from disconnecting/reconnecting bath, toilet & vanity. The do...

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Help

Posted 6 years ago

Just want a quote for renovation call me on ...

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Bathroom reno

Posted 5 years ago

Demo existing bathroom, Reline entire bathroom and ceiling, fit bath (built in with surround and glass screen), free standing vanity unit, in-wall mirror cupboard (in existing gap, existing place). fit wall heater (replacing existing), ceiling heat lamp / fan unit (one there currently), heated towel rail (move to new wall), move exist power socket to new place on current wall, fit new tap to vanity, plus mixer for bath and spout (different wall) plus mixer and over bath slide shower unit (again...

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Lisa Mcmurtrie - reno's

Posted 4 years ago

Looking for a plumber/drainage layer. 1. We are completely renovating our bathroom, adding a toilet & seperate shower 2. Would like to add a toilet in our hallway 3. Need to create a new laundry space We are looking to get this work underway as soon as possible.

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Home renos

Posted 2 months ago

Removing 3 walls and putting in a new wall.moving bathroom and toilet. Moving a kitchen to new space also after other jobs are completely done.needing quote and time frame

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Bathroom renovation - hillend

Posted 6 months ago

Existing bathroom needing regibbed, new shower and roof painted. A new heater/extractor installed

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Simple bathroom replacement

Posted 4 years ago

Small bathroom, replace shower and vanity. Install new heatlamp/fan. Other option would be to remodel existing laundry/bathroom area. At the moment the toilet is just outside the back door so would like 2 quotes to look at both options.

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Freeman Bathroom

Posted 2 years ago

Remove bath and vanity, install new 1Mx1M shower cabinet and new vanity unit. shift heated mirror and towel rail. Liaise with plumber already engaged and who will supply the bathroom furniture. If necessary re-line bathroom and decorate or organise decorators. i.e. project manage complete job.

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Better bathroom!

Posted 2 years ago

Removal of shower unit, replace with shower over existing bath, tiling. Ready to proceed as soon as quote is accepted.

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Renovation

Posted 1 year ago

remove old shower and ceratone ,remove and fit new floor,put a wall and door in

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Help

Posted 7 months ago

Gibbing and installing a shower

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Kaka Point Luxury Spa

Posted 3 years ago

I have a small bathroom I would like tiled floor to ceiling. Currently there is serotonin on the walls and a wooden floor.

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Renovation #2

Posted 1 year ago

remove old shower and ceratone ,remove and fit new floor,put a wall and door in

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Deek roof

Posted 6 years ago

I have an old cottage that has had a deck put on it at the back. I would like this to be slightly extended at both ends and have a roof put over it with a few clear lite sheets!

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Bathroom

Posted 2 years ago

Finish already renovated bathroom. Needs a new shower, finish flooring, washing machine and tub needs moved.

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Lisa Mcmurtrie - bathroom reno's

Posted 4 years ago

1. We are completely renovating our bathroom, adding a toilet & seperate shower 2. Would like to add a toilet in our hallway 3. Need to create a new laundry space We are looking to get this work underway as soon as possible.

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Find Renovation Specialists in Clutha

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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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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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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Iconic Building Limited

Joined January 2022

Are you thinking this is the year to get your projects out of the way? 🔨 Look no further than Iconic Building Limited. We can attack any project your needing done, big or small, on time, within your budget and high quality finish! We work along side some great subcontractors, to cover all bases! So any job your needing done can be organized and completed from start to even paint finish! I...

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M and K Electrical Inspectors

Joined September 2021

Domestic, Commercial and Industrial. Electrical Inspector Electrical Warrant of Fitness (EWOF) for your caravan, motorhome, mobile food van or boat. Hazardous Areas, Fuel pumps, Spray Booths Rewiring New Builds & Alterations Insurance Hot Water Cylinders Gas Changeovers Ventilation & Heating Bathroom & Kitchen Mains & Switchboard Upgrades Fiber/TV installation (Home Ne...

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Level Up Decorators Limited

Joined July 2021

Kia ora, we are a new company with a lot of painting experience in home renovation, and new builds. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and making sure our clients are happy with the results. We make sure health and safety is always up to standard, and don't have the attitude of "she'll be right". We are passionate about our work and treat every job as if it was our own home. Our prices are reas...

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Matts Handyman & Glass Services

Joined January 2021

Hi, I’m a one man band that can do building work, joinery, plumbing, glazing etc. Just ask! I’m also a fully qualified glazier. I’m a hard working perfectionist who is very professional and driven to do a great job.

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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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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Woodfort Construction

Joined November 2020

Hi ... We specialise in everything from Maintenance and small Renovations, to new home builds. We have a very experienced crew with a broad range of skills and experience. We also have out own earth moving equipment suitable for smaller projects...perfect for those landscaping projects.

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SB 2 Build ltd

Joined January 2017

Together we have been in the building trade for over 25 years. Sam is our registered licenced building practitioner and have experience in new builds, renovations, alterations and extensions as well as fencing, decks and all scopes of concrete works.We deliver a high quality end product and pride ourselves on keeping within budget and time frames! Additionally we have access to a wide range of su...

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Blackwood Building

Joined November 2015

Qualified Builder licenced building practitioner. Specialise in residential and commercial builds, renovations and retaining walls. We also do painting and decorating. Based in Invercargill we work across the entire Southland region and Queenstown.

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Central built

Joined January 2019

Hi at Central Built ltd we do everything Construction. We can do anything from a decks, landscaping, renovations and new builds. Happy to supply free quotes

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Kahu Contractors

Joined March 2018

A small team dedicated to providing an excellent service throughout the building and construction industry. Having spent a lot of time in all sectors of the industry we are known to specialize in everything from formwork amd foundations to crane work and precast installation, We have the expertise, tools and where needed tickets (qualifications) to complete all builds to an excellent standard, saf...

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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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Lewis Wallace

Joined November 2016

Hi I am a qualified builder based in Tarras. I pride myself on quality and enjoy my job. I do a wide range of work from renovations and new builds to farm pole sheds and small maintenance jobs. If you’d like to meet and discuss your job please get in touch. Kind regards Lewis Wallace.

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South Design 2008

Joined October 2010

Architectural draughting/design using 'AutoCAD ' on new dwellings, elderly units, extension/modifications, Apartments & Restaurant/bar redesigns. Communication skills. Typing skills. Background in Carpentry & Joinery

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Fix It Fox Handyman Services

Joined December 2020

No Job Too Small. Hands on Engineer. I have built a broad spectrum of residential and engineering items. I have a full suite of skills - fabrication, building, roofing, plumbing, drainage, electrical etc ie classical handyman who does well in all trades. Good tool base. Multiple trailers. Can cart 9m lengths. Engineers built the world.

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RP Carmody construction

Joined January 2011

We are a small residential building company based here in Dunedin, with 20 years experience we do everything from complete new builds to bathrooms to replacing a paling on a fence. We do it all !

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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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DCR Building Services Ltd

Joined July 2011

Im a Licensed builder in Queenstown , i have been building for 16 years specializing in new homes and anything below, i.e fences, alterations, decks, re-clads etc. I strive for perfection and getting the job done right the first time while being done quickly. I treat every job i do as if its for myself in my own home so i would want it done to perfection.

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