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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Replace shower

Posted 6 months ago

Want to install a new shower Quick as possible as have a family 1985 house ... Want to modernise On a tight budget We will supply the shower etc

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Rennovate a U-Shape Kitchen #2

Posted 1 month ago

Make and fit new cabinets, bench top, wal cabinet, pantry. We have all the measurements ready. I am a builder myself, will remove the old kitchen and can help to install a new one.

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King street kitchen reno

Posted 4 months ago

Need someone to remodel my kitchen

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 7 months ago

Hello, we need someone to help us with a bathroom renovation. The room is 1810 x 2200. We want a new bath with a shower over the bath. And a new sink and vanity unit. Plus either a ceiling/light heater or wall heater & towel rail. Acrylic wall lining is fine over the bath area. The walls are currently lined with plasterboard with a dated veneer on top, we would want this all removed and just replaced with plasterboard except for the bath area and vanity area. The current bath has no plumbing fo...

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Rangi - window job

Posted 4 weeks ago

Old windows and sliders to be removed, new windows and sliders to go in.

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Rennovate a U-Shape Kitchen

Posted 2 months ago

Make and fit new cabinets, bench top, wal cabinet, pantry. We have all the measurements ready. I am a builder myself, will remove the old kitchen and can help to install a new one.

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Walk-In bath installation

Posted 6 months ago

Need to replace a standard bath with a walk-in bath. Can supply installation instructions for deliberation on cost. Job to be done in October 2021. I live in a rural area, 25 mins from Rawene in the Hokianga.

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Build a Wetroom and toilet Waima

Posted 8 months ago

We are in need of a builder to extend an exterior wall to make space for a wetroom including toilet and safety rails. We also require a plumber for the drainage and plumbing. Cheers

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Bathroom work

Posted 3 months ago

Tiles removed from around the bath - probably new gib and water proofing - re-tile Would like it finished by Jan 2022

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Bathroom Reno

Posted 7 months ago

We want to expand the downstairs WC to include a shower. There's currently a decent size storage room next to the WC that can easily accommodate a shower. Wife would like to extend the storage room to make the bathroom one room, if the quote is too high then husband would like to keep the rooms separate. We have located the pipe in the storage room floor and jack hammered through the concrete to access it. We want a flat access to the shower, so no step, to make it easier for our aging parents...

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Make over - bathroom and toilet room

Posted 6 months ago

Renovate our bathroom - new shower, new vanity and new bath. Want tiled floor, shower and some of the walls, double vanity with hard top, drawers underneath, towel rails. Small free standing bath. Toilet room - tiled floor, new toilet pan that flushes well , new handbasin in toilet room.

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Fitting new kitchen

Posted 3 months ago

I have ordered my new kitchen and need someone to put it together and install it in place, it is ... approximately, I am waiting for Bunnings to deliver it which should be about2_3 weeks away I have no idea how much it should cost

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ShowerReplace

Posted 1 month ago

I have had a quote and will purchase a new ... shower to be installed in my bathroom. I would like someone to give me a quote to remove old shower and install new one. This being a plumbers job I guess do you prefer to install your own rose and taps because a previous plumber who is now selling his business said he would but now cant because he is selling.

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Shower replacement

Posted 8 months ago

It looks like the has been a slow leak from my shower and a patch of plaster has crumbled (again). The shower tray has been resealed twice and this has not solved the problem. I would like the shower cubicle removed, damage fixed and the cubicle and shower unit replaced.

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Full Renovations (incl Flooring, bathrooms, kitchen) to Beach House

Posted 7 months ago

As a general rundown of the project: (1). Roughly half the (MDF/particle board) flooring in the house (mainly the Southern/Landward side of the house) needs to be replaced with plywood, re-covered with vinyl (this includes the kitchen and part of lounge area and the "wet" bathroom and laundry areas described below, and areas down the hallway). It will also need a plastic groundsheet under the house, and possibly also a plastic sheet across the joists under the house to try and preserve the...

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Home Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Need work in replacing a door and kitchen cabinet draws/door

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Install new bathroom in sleepout

Posted 4 months ago

install new bathroom in sleepout Toilet, sink and shower in a 6m2 wetroom.

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Renovate old bathroom/toilet

Posted 8 months ago

remove existing bath toilet handbasin/ wall and replace

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Kitchen install

Posted 6 days ago

We are purchasing a kitchen from kitchen and stone and would like a professional kitchen installer to set it up and put it in for us please. We will organise a plumber to connect all the services. Our last installer damaged our kitchen so this time we would prefer a tradie to do the work. Also we are looking for a builder to give us a price for some building repairs and slight modifications.

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Home improvements Opua

Posted 2 months ago

Installation of sliders from sitting room to deck. Kitchen, knock out and wall removal for new kitchen. Opening out of hallway making open plan living area. We have the house plans. Time-frame we can fit in with you.

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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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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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Studio Sio Ltd

Joined April 2021

Hello, my name is Shanta Trusewich and I run Studio Sio. I am an interior and architectural designer, with over ten years experience in both NZ and NYC. I design and project manage residential; retail; hospitality; and office projects, collaborating on client briefs and manifesting them into spaces that are functional, well crafted, and beautiful. I can provide 3D renderings, plans to build...

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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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JC BUILD

Joined May 2020

Qualified builder,LBP, new builds, renovations small or large. Decks, retaining walls, pergolas, carports. For all your carpentry needs, I take pride in my workmanship and taking care of my clients needs. Always happy to hear what you need done. For a free quote get in touch. Cheers

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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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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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Parsons builders

Joined April 2017

35+yrs building new homes pre- fabs renovations cabins painting no lbp license overseeing jobs start to finish all the knowledge + experience to get the job done +a great team of guys

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Tradie

Joined July 2014

Hi there NZ, We are trade qualified builders with LBP Licenses and members of the certified builders association. We specialise in New builds, Home extensions, major home renovations and re-cladding, we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are professional, efficient, honest, hard working and go out of our way to meet client deadlines and demands. Workmanship is our priority as well as prov...

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cadplanz

Joined July 2011

I am a building technologist specialising in all forms of residential construction - from earth to steel & glass I have Site 2 and Design 2 licenses form the DBH

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Five Star Contractors Ltd

Joined August 2015

Five Star Contractors Ltd are a registered NZ building company with qualified, licensed and insured tradesmen. Specializing in all aspects of residential building services from Re-Clads, New Builds, Extensions, Renovations, Alterations, Demolition, Decks, Fences, Landscaping, Concrete, Earthworks, Transport, Backyard Clean Ups, Maintenance and Organising All Other Trades. We can provide free quote...

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Bricon Building & Construction Ltd

Joined December 2020

Hi, Whangarei based small Business with LBP Builder and apprentice . 14 plus years experience in the industry covering a wide range from residential to Commercial. New Build , Extensions , Renovations , Kitchens ,Bathrooms, Decks Pergolas ,Fences , sheds and the list goes on . We here at Bricon Pride our self's in doing a quality job completing in the time frame and budget set out. Even goi...

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Southern star building and maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2018

We are a small but growing business who take on all general maintenance and carpentry work in and around your property. All jobs undertaken from small to large. Workmanship and quality guaranteed. We offer competitive quotes and meeting of deadlines.

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Mark Topliss

Joined October 2017

Hi I am a trade qualified Licensed Builder with 37 years experience specialising in renovation and repair work utilising old school skills and a high standard of finishing work in both Residential and Commercial.

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CMA Electrical

Joined August 2019

Family ran local electrical business with over 20 years experience in the trade carrying out a variety of work from basic maintenance to new builds and solar installations. We believe in offering all our customers great value for money.

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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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Hawke Property Developments Ltd

Joined February 2009

We provide qualified building and maintenance work in Kerikeri and surrounding areas, specialising in alterations, additions, renovations for private home owners, landlords, and commercial interests. We also provide customised building tasks, along with maintenance and repairs. If you are looking to renovate to sell and market your home, or to enhance your lifestyle, or get repairs done, c...

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Joe

Joined December 2017

Hi. I’ve been building over 10 years now in NZ. I’m not certified but I have a lot of experience in the building industry. I’ve been involved in renovations new builds and currently working on a apartment complex in town. I don’t own my own business but that is definitely part of my plan for the future. Contact for more information or if you have any queries. God Bless

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box13 ltd

Joined October 2016

hi , we have been renovating properties for 20 years , from fitting new bathrooms & kitchens , plastering , painting , paper hanging , artistic decorating , tiling to landscaping & landscape construction including decks & patios ,verandas , gazebos & pergolas & custom made outdoor kitchens

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Nomadic design

Joined July 2017

Nomadic design was founded by Moritz Stewart (Momo) in 2018, born from a belief in sustainability and a passion for working with timber. Combining traditional craftsmanship and natural materials, Momo is known for creating beautiful lasting furniture. Feel free to check out his website: www.nomadicdesign .co .nz Momo sought out to become a craftsman from a young age where he trai...

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