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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Mitre10 flatpack kitchen preparation

Posted 1 month ago

We're needing our kitchen taken apart and prepared for a mitre10 kitchen installation in mid January. Vinyl floor needs pulled up and prepped for new floor. Walls and ceiling requiring gib stopping. Will also need a plug installed for our fridge when it gets moved in the renovation. Plumber also needed to plumb in new sink and to hopefully install plumbing to the fridge from underneath the house.

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Garage conversion

Posted 1 week ago

Looking to convert this garage into a sleep out, need someone to put in a door and windows. brick building with concrete slab ceiling

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Looking for affordable bathroom renovation specialists

Posted 1 hour ago

We are looking for someone who can renovate our bathroom with affordable rate. Looking for quotes from specialists.

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New fixtures for old bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

We have a small bathroom we want to do up in our home. Ideally want to replace bath with a spa bath, update shower over bath, remove vanity for a small sink, update toilet. The hot water cylinder may need an upgrade as well for water pressure? We also would like to remove lowered ceiling over bath, and possibly add some sections of wall tiling. This is an older concrete house so working with existing drains etc would be best if possible.

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BATHROOM RENOVATION

Posted 6 days ago

Remove a partial wall in bathroom. Install new bath, toilet, shower, sink and washing machine. Also looking for some one that can do the finish plastering, tiling etc. Happy to split the job up if needed

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Renovate my bathroom

Posted 2 weeks ago

1. Building Works Part 1 - Builder Remove tub and dispose Remove & cap off vanity (to be relocated) Cap off bathtub fittings Cap off shower fittings Remove / lift vinyl flooring Remove anything else (mirror) Remove wall linings - **TBC** 2. Plumb Part 1 Relocate vanity fittings Install toilet fittings Install/relocate shower fittings (shower waste) 3. Electrical Part 1 Remove wall heater Pre-wire for fittings (HTR, LED mirror, extractor fan, additional LED lights, Heater, Pow...

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Shower Fix

Posted 3 weeks ago

We want to replace the inbuilt U shower with a corner unit. This will mean a wall removed, ceiling and floor finished, and shower with new mixer/head fitted. And the lino replaced. I would also like an upgraded extractor fan. The job is in a circa 2010 2 bedroom Versatile cottage in Ravensbourne.

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Kitchen, bathroom, lounge makeover

Posted 1 month ago

Insulation on 3 walls, new gib + stopping, skimming some other walls, 2 to 8 doors replaced, part of a wall taken out, bathroom needs new vanity, laundry tup and toilet, and flooring. Kitchen design has been done.

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Renovate whole kitchen room.

Posted 2 months ago

The room needs fresh walls (smooth and painted white), new flooring and a new kitchen designed, built and installed. Possibly new electrical wiring run for this room. Appliances will be sourced by owner. Flooring and walls could also extend to adjacent laundry (please quote separately). Timeframe would be ASAP. If you believe you can only do either the joining or the kitchen that is ok, please still get in touch.

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Looking for someone to design new bathroom

Posted 4 weeks ago

Looking for someone to draw up a plan for a new bathroom and add walls to include a laundry into the space.

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New shower

Posted 2 days ago

We would like to add a shower in our house, currently there is a toilet in the space. We need council approval and someone who can innovatively find a space for the new shower

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Small ensuite reno/build

Posted 1 week ago

Hi after a builder who can do plans, consents etc to reframe and redo an existing ensuite that was added to a master bedroom. Would appreciate if they had contacts for the electrical and plumbing side too. Some plumbing is already there and some electrical - but really it needs to be guttered and redone with consents. Wanting to add a toilet to the area as its just a sink and shower at the moment. Area is very small so would be 3m x 1.5m space approx. After a one stop shop and needed it do...

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Bathroom Renovation - Jack

Posted 3 days ago

Removal of existing bath, vanity and hot water cylinder. Connecting water supply to existing gas califont. Relocation of vanity pluming & installation of new vanity & basin. Removal of topliss mixer and replaced with diverter mixer. Installation of shower over bath & required waterproofing on walls. Reflooring, filling in old hotwater cupboard to expand bathroom. Insulation of external wall while open would be ideal. We have the new vanity, basin, sink mixer, shower rail & handset. Still nee...

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10a Glenfinnan renovation

Posted 2 days ago

1. Fit double glazed window in bathroom, and re-do whole bathroom. Replace shower, bath, and basin (but keep the same layout -see photo of currrent bathroom attached). Overhaul separate toilet, next door to bathroom , and install double glazed window in toilet. 2. Remove part of internal wall between lounge and kitchen area (see photo. Part that has to go is framed in black). 3. Eventually, after all painting and carpet replacement, fit ceiling and insulation in single garage. 4. Install dou...

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Giving life to a tiny kitchen

Posted 1 month ago

Pretty much remodelling of the kitchen, mainly cabinets and drawers, new sink, new splashback, maybe even remove the tired looking vinyl floor. Very open to ideas. We have a stove a fridge that we would like to keep as is and where is. We are quite tight on budget so anything below $6000 would be the dream!

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Renovate completely gutted bathroom

Posted 4 weeks ago

I am looking for a builder with their own electricians and plumber contacts who work well together to completely re do a bathroom that had been gutted to the studs.

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Bathroom upgrade

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking to get help with a bathroom upgrade, it is our first renovation so would need someone with experience for guidance. Timeframe is flexible, if possible we are thinking of converting to gas at the same time as the water pressure to the shower isn't great. I have an appointment with the bank in the middle of Feb for funding so currently looking for quotes. Current ideas are, replacing bath with freestanding (staying in existing position), upgrading basin and cabinet (again in existing posit...

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Replace Kitchen Sink/tap

Posted 1 month ago

Removal of existing kitchen sink and replace with new one. Same size and type. New sink is on site. Requires fitting, plumbing in and attaching to existing insinkerator. Be good to get it in before Xmas. New tap to fit also. Sink requires 35mm hole drilled to fit tap.

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Port reno

Posted 2 weeks ago

Lots, need ideas and suggestions

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Framing for a wall hung vanity

Posted 2 weeks ago

Urgent perk job I need framing built so the plumber can install a 1200 wall hung vanity

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 215,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bathroom Upgrade


8th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Allanton/Momona house bathroom renovation.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cabinet refit and finishing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th May 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor repair and shower removal and installation of new shower

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Framing for a wall hung vanity

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace boxing around bath

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Minor internal works

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fit shower over bath

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Frame/gib over doorway

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd September 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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Sammys

Joined February 2017

I’ve been working in the Dunedin building industry for the past 16 years. I am highly motivated and have a wide ranging skill set in many areas of construction. I specialise in small to medium sized residential construction jobs. General building and carpentry, Repairs and maintenance, Renovations, Fences, Paths, Landscaping, Painting and much more. Anything from replacing a letterbox to a full ki...

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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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Paul duffy

Joined August 2015

Qualified carpenter,I have 5+ years experience in carpentry. I pride myself in doing good work and completing it on time. I provide competitive quotes.

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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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Top 2 renovation

Joined January 2021

We are a small team doing residential renovation and property maintenance work in Dunedin. We value quality whilst engaging with the needs of the client. We work with numerous property investors and home owners to make their properties a better place.

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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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Effective Property Solutions

Joined July 2019

We Specialise in Painting , Decorating and Maintenence Services We offer Personalised Solutions to match your Specific property requirents along with a Prompt , Friendly and Professional Service all at Competitive Prices. Make contact today and we would love to help assist you complete all your requirements and work with you so as to make sure its all a smooth , straight foward , stress fr...

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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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Dunedin City Contracting

Joined February 2017

We are a large firm specializing all all aspects of property maintenance and construction. We employ qualified Builders, Electricians and interior decorators. We Also do landscaping and excavation. Basically anything related to domestic or commercial properties. We make it easy having all trades in house for project management, no need to try and coordinate tradesmen from multiple businesses as we...

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Complete Restorations &Scaffolding LTD

Joined January 2018

Complete Restorations and Scaffolding is a Dunedin based company focusing on providing high-quality service for your property needs. From small assignments to big renovation and restoration projects, our experienced team is always happy to help.

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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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Grant HC

Joined June 2011

Hi, my name's Grant I'm a LBP Builder. I've worked in many trades during my career including security systems, concrete laying, stairlift technician, tv antenna technician, automatic door technician. I also hold a diploma in construction management.

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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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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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Jeffrey Dennison Builders Limited

Joined December 2021

Hi, we have more than 20 years of experience in the building industry. We are willing to undertake most work, large jobs or small. We are professionals who pride ourselves on providing quality work at an affordable price.

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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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