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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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

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

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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.

Reno

Posted 7 months ago

Property at 22a Tawanui Rd, Kaikohe Bathroom - Installing Wet area Shower & Toilet Kitchen - replacing benches and installing an island

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Add on a room to the house

Posted 4 months ago

Hi i want to add a room on to my house i would want a quote first

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Bathroom Double Up

Posted 6 months ago

Note: This job is in Kerikeri I wish to split my existing bathroom into two bathrooms. Job will include moving an internal door, adding an internal wall and a new internal window. Also moving one toilt and installing a second. Same for the shower and vanity, i.e., replace existing and install new units.  Also included is all plumbing, electrical, painting, flooring etc. All fittings etc to be supplied by the contractor. Attached are drawings of the existing as well as the propo...

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Stans Bathroom reno

Posted 6 months ago

Fill in door to make wall Fit a new shower bathroom vanity and electric heating mirror

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Front steps reno

Posted 5 months ago

Wanting to replace 40 yr old stairs into house with 12 m wooden ramp style entrance with small porch and shelter.

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Celia Whittaker

Posted 9 months ago

Bath and Shower need replacing. Replace the seratone. Toilet needs replacing.

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Villa Renovation

Posted 2 months ago

total renovation extended walls framing piling roofing

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Retro fit Thermal Break (Thermax B) onto a Barn

Posted 10 months ago

I have a Barn I am turning into a dwelling and was not aware of a Thermal Lining I was expected to install during the build. This is a steel framed shed. I am now required to install the lining - having to remove the Iron to install this Thermal Break.

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Waterproof and tile/wet room bathroom

Posted 5 months ago

... area. Water proof and Tile floor and walls. Floor is concrete. Shower and vanity only. Wet room. Ideally completed during the month of November 2019.

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Marae Development Completion

Posted 5 months ago

We have 4 buildings (Ablution block, Dining Hall, Meeting houses x2) in various stages of completion, we would like work to start likely in 2020 we need the building work completed, plumbing work completed (including males toilets/showers, women's toilets/showers, 2 disabled toilets, a full commercial kitchen), electrical work, roofing, Gib and plastering, Carpeting in both Meeting houses insulation, firewall, disabled access, footpaths, drainage. Ideally we would like to work with one organis...

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Accessable bathroom required

Posted 2 months ago

Old shower/bath/sink removed (40 year old Lockwood home) and wet floor accessable shower and basin installed at all the right MOH suggested heights etc. In hospice care so as soon as possible would be great with pics of past work on similar bathrooms (for ideas) would be great. Also three doors need to be widened please to allow safer wheelchair access. Ability to quote will be appreciated, all costs self funded. Thanks

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Shower Unit installation

Posted 10 months ago

Hi we need a new shower unit & toilet installed. Shower unit to be located in a different location in bathroom.

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Alcove shower - waterproofing and tiling

Posted 4 months ago

Old shower has been ripped out and framing is being prepared for re lining with 10mm Gib Aqualine. We want a bench built-in and tiled at the back of the shower. I will take care of framing and lining and looking for someone to do waterproofing and tiling. Prefer someone experienced with Marmox products as we would like using their showerbase and multiboard. Please note the property is located in Takou Bay.

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Building completion

Posted 9 months ago

To finish fitting out a additional building ‘sleep out ‘ The building is finished with the exception of completing two rooms The work requires Wall linings and ceilings ,building a small internal wall with two doors insulation of walls and ceiling space Some electrical work maybe minor plumbing . Installation of one window in external wall and one new door in an internal wall All major structural work has been completed

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House renovations

Posted 5 months ago

Roof replace. Kitchen renovation. Floor in kitchen replace. Replace some timber in roof due to leak from header tank. Paint outside house. Replace existing deck make larger with roof.

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Thomas Ride

Posted 8 months ago

Needing a benchtop fitted and a cutout done for a new sink

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New benchtop

Posted 10 months ago

quote to replace existing benchtops with stone

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Bathroom1

Posted 4 months ago

Remodel Walls Add new sink or new layout depends on $$ Paint Carpet Cheap slate Colour n design

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Renovate 2 bathrooms and build deck

Posted 5 months ago

I need a builder to fully renovate 2 bathrooms - a)2.5mx2.5m, b) 2.5mx4m. Some flooring and some ceiling will need replacement. Window to be replaced with frosted door to lead onto the deck Level deck - 6mx6m <1m height attached on two sides plus 1.5m x 7m wrap around decking. Board and batten house.

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Toilet floor in need of repair/replacement in commercial building in Kerikeri

Posted 7 months ago

Site visit needed to commercial premises to scope the extent of works - floor in upstairs toilet in need of repair or replacement.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 159,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

New Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

6th July 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 2
Communication
 5

Toilet floor in need of repair/replacement in commercial building in Kerikeri

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Bathroom Double Up

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

22nd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Commercial Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pantry removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Renovation New Zealand

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're a renovation design company based in Whangarei. We get our kicks out of helping homeowners achieve their renovation dream. We often meet homeowners that have been dreaming about a renovation for a long time. The trouble is they are not sure if their renovation is even possible or where to start. There are a number of things than can trip up an idea - local council requirements,...

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AB Building

Joined January 2019

Hi, previously trading as Blood Sweat and Tears, partner has moved on now trading on my own. I can provide competitive quotes for a variety of work and I will try to work within your time frame.

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Luke Chapman Builders

Joined January 2015

Hi ive been building houses for over 15 years, no job to big or small. We pride ourselves on quality and client satisfaction. Qualified, licenced and registered.

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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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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Express Tiling Limited

Joined October 2018

Express Tiling Limited are a tiling services and renovation bathroom business. We are an Auckland based business with nearly 10 years experience in the tiling and related services. This includes under floor heating, waterproofing with PS3 author , tile installation and renovation work. We have established a good reputation with a number of housing companies and developers including Fletcher and do...

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New Vision Building and Construction Ltd

Joined October 2016

Welcome to New Vision Building and Construction Ltd. As a member of the Licensed Building Practitioners Board we specialise in new homes, renovations, additions and alterations. Get in touch to begin the process of creating your dream home. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Embarc Architectural Design

Joined March 2020

Hi there! I'm a freelance Architectural Designer and Licensed Building Practitioner with experience in both new build and renovation projects. I can provide you with a variety of services from Conceptual Designs, Resource Consents through to Building Consent documentation ready for approval. I pride myself in open communication, accuracy and professionalism which has enabled me to see out hu...

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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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Dymond Construction Ltd

Joined January 2020

Welcome to Dymond Construction. We build new homes and renovate old ones. With an eye for a crystal diamond finish, our professional team of tradesmen are more than able to help you complete that long overdue project or build that dream home for you and your loved ones. No job is too big or small for our team. We take tremendous pride in being a "One-Stop-Shop" offering our own Builders, Elec...

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Northland Property Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *10+ Years building Experience. *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool - statutory - Vehicle. *Fork lift - High Reach Oper...

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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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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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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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Sergeant Builders Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi, we are a building company based in Whangarei, but happy to travel. We do everything from small fencing and deck jobs, to renovations and new builds. Please contact us if you have any questions

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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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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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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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Independent Building Contractors

Joined May 2017

Hi there, we've been in business since 2017 building Architectural homes and renovating and restoring bungalows and villas for the past 15 years. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on quality workmanship on all projects and completing t...

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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . I have 25 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . At present we are manly doing Bathroom and Kitchen up grades New ceilings and cavity sliding doors , all seam to be the go. I also have an airless spay unit for the finishing to...

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