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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Kitchen Laminate Repair

Posted 3 months ago

Need the burnt marks fixed professionally.

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Urgent- new kitchen

Posted 2 months ago

Hi. Need a new kitchen for a brand new house. I have a design done so need quite. Please only respond if you can build and install within 1-2 weeks and budget under $10k. Thanks

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Koheroa rd Reno

Posted 1 month ago

We currently have a downstairs sitting room toilet, shower and bedroom. We want to move the interior walls and the toilet position around so the bedroom can have an on suite access to toilet and shower.

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Bathroom Renovations

Posted 2 months ago

Install bath and upgrade 2 showers with tiles

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Wash basin for 2X bathrooms to be replaced

Posted 3 months ago

Due to poor quality of our wash basin the wood has been damaged due to dampness. We are now looking to replace them so are expecting a better quality of basin and craftsmanship.

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Shorten copper pipes

Posted 4 weeks ago

We are part way through replacing our bathroom vanity and have found the old copper pipes are too long for the new vanity and need to be shortened.

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Bathroom rennovation

Posted 5 months ago

Need to replace vanity and shower

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Small Ensuite

Posted 3 weeks ago

Shower needs replacing, (currently is an old alcove shower) with potentially part of the alcove knocked out. Flooring may need to be replaced as there is some dampness under the shower. Depending on cost we may replace vanity as well.

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Wet area shower in an approximate size 3.4mx3.4m laundry/bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

We need help. As my health slowly deteriorates, I need to remove the current shower & replace it basically with a walk-in wet area shower, and honestly don't know where to begin. I know that a decision between vinyl & tile is a factor - but from there I am stuck and don't know who I should call. We are happy to do as much as we can to help with costs as we are not wealthy people by any means. Right now I am struggling to source any information from anywhere to find out costings and/or what's ne...

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Kitchen rennovation

Posted 5 months ago

Replace with new kitchen includes new bench top cabinet etc

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 2 months ago

We need a new kitchen to be designed and fitted on a budget. We will do the tiling so just cabinets and benchtop. We will remove the current kitchen so it will be a blank canvas. Just a basic white kitchen with more bench space and storage is what we need. We have two awkwardly placed windows which make the layout hard . Measurements are in the photos

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New Kitchen

Posted 5 months ago

Good day, I am after a quote for a new replacement kitchen

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New stone top , basin and units

Posted 5 months ago

Supply and fit new top , two units , undermount basin

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ENSUITE

Posted 2 months ago

Build an ensuite into the corner of an existing bedroom Need builder and his preferred plumber Shower toilet vanity and CA slider on site along with some framing timber Job can start asap

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 5 months ago

We are gutting the existing bathroom and need it to be fully rebuilt - including moving a wall and full re gib. We would like this done in the 4 weeks so we are able to use it.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 6 months ago

Need to change wc 2 bathrooms s type and need to separate hot and cold water tap to single control tap 2 nos

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Extending portacom type building .

Posted 1 week ago

Extend aluminum coated styrene panels to add separate toilet and shower and basin onto the existing deck area. Door access available. Connect plumbing to existing 50000litre septic that is 3mtre away from site. Existing clean water tank is 15+/- meter from site. Quotes please.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 months ago

Needing an estimate to convert a old style bathroom from bath to shower for an elderly lady

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Bathroom Shower Replacement

Posted 3 weeks ago

I want my shower replacement done, New shower tray, shower lining, shower mixer and fittings.

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Renovation works

Posted 2 weeks ago

Finishing of the fibbing, plaster and paint. Vinyl planking of about 80m2

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 214,000 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 renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Ceiling and joists

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

16th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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ELITE PROPERTY WORX

Joined October 2019

We are a small Renovations company, not just renovating homes but design and renovating gardens too. We specialize in masonry services including brick and block work, rendering and plastering, concrete and paving with no job too small. We believe that hard work, professionalism, being on time and to budget is top priority for our company along with a high standard, quality workmanship. We provid...

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Hard Road Concrete and Civil

Joined January 2013

Hi, i have 30 years experience in concrete work,driveways, paths, exposed aggregate and coloured concrete, plus kerb an channel. I also do small drainage work, metal prep, carparks as well as retaining walls,building,and paving cobbles, as well as landscaping.Big or small, we do it all, FREE QUOTE. Note: i am in the 200 plus jobs club,on builders crack!! Regards Norm Noakes M.D C,CW, NZ...

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Pd Civil

Joined October 2021

Hello all, although Pd Civil a new company I have been in the building/civil industry for 25+ years. We aren't a one show company, Myself and my 2 nephews will get your job big or small done , give us a call.

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Iuliano Tilers2002

Joined June 2016

As a Company we pride ourselves on our word, which is reflective in our work! Our motto: “No job to large or small” Greetings to all; We have been operating in this industry for over 27yrs; specialising in Marble; Travetine; Porcelain, Mosaic and more.... our trade as stone masons has taken us all over the North Island and across to the Pacific. We are registered waterproofing a...

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Lukes Building Services

Joined September 2020

Hello and welcome to Luke's Building Services. We are locally owned and specialize in small renovations, maintenance and repairs, and shower replacements. Check out my Facebook page

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RvL BUILDERS Limited

Joined April 2021

Hi, I have been building for 9 years and have done a wide range of work ranging from renovations/ alterations, decks, fences, new builds, and general maintenance. Work to a high standard of workmanship, and pride ourselves on a great finished product. Best Builders Best Service

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Leiana Contractors

Joined May 2017

Hi I am Neil we are a small team of experience builders & masons who got together to do contracting work . Our team is mostly Tongan boys so no job is too big for us . Our service includes landscaping., concrete driveways , concrete pad for spa pool & Sheds , Concrete removal , Masonry Block Walls & fencing , demolition , Timber fencing ,retaining walls, Rock Walls , Kitchen Removal , Gib , i...

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Steven P

Joined July 2017

Hi, I've been building for the last 8 years, and qualified for the last 2. I've done everything from new builds, renovations, reclads, decks, fences retaining walls, pergolas etc. I've done as much time in new builds as in renovations and in the last few years doing mostly architectural builds, to refine my skills and provide a better quality finish. I offer competitive quotes and finish jobs on...

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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Parkes builders

Joined September 2018

Run by a BCITO Qualified LBP builder with 10 years new build , renovation experience. . Hard working team, and you will be impressed at the standard of work We can produce. Excited to bring your ideas to life ! Please also see our No Cow Boys reviews at ...... &allow-rating=1#ratings

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Masters carpentry

Joined January 2017

We have been in the building industry since 2002 .we have been building new houses and renovating old ones we also do smaller jobs we are very professional and work hard to meet the deadlines for project completion.we provide competitive quotes and complete the jobs on budget

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Multi prospect contracting & Elight Electrical

Joined June 2021

Elight Electrical & Multi Prospect contracting was established to service the need for top quality maintenance and renovation work across Auckland and the greater North Island. We cover everything thanks to the amazing team of very talented trades people that we have. You name it, we do it. Plumbing, gas fitting, electrical, building, concrete laying, painting, tiling, carpet laying, landscaping,...

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021 Paint

Joined December 2021

Hi Everyone, My name is Ian, a painting specialist and also a builder with 5 years experience, specializing in painting, house and building repair, renovation and maintenance. My team has been aiming to provide top high quality services with competitive quotes. We are very professional and always work hard to meet deadlines as we promised. Before becoming a painter and builder, I was an ar...

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FIX N FLO

Joined July 2020

What we do We can fit your dream home’s plumbing in 3 steps: drainage, rough in and fit off. Whenever we are called to a job, we always put our customers first. We do this by providing quality services, arriving on time, and always providing our customers with multiple price points and options. This allows us to get the job done and stay affordable. Satisfaction We strive to be the best in...

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are UK qualified with over 40 yrs experience. . We specialize in building repairs, bathrooms, and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting. We are very flexible to your needs, to suit your budget. Apply for a free quote.

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ili builder

Joined November 2015

Hi, been building new houses and renovating old ones last 5 years. keen on doing smaller jobs e.g fences and decks. I like to work hard, archive the best results and finish on the completion date. I pride myself on providing competitive qoutes and then completing jobs on budget

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Jacob's building services ltd

Joined May 2012

Registered company, LBP builders and other trades we have been doing construction business in Auckland region for last 17 years. different building work such as (renovations, extensions, building repairs, decking, new garages or convert garages to sleep out or bedrooms, Leakey houses repairs), also we have professional team for other jobs such as external/internal painting, decorating, wallpapers...

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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J L Plumbing

Joined May 2018

Hi, I am a certified plumber with over 30 years experience in the plumbing industry in New Zealand. I specialise in residential maintenance which includes small jobs, (no job too small), to larger jobs such as bathroom, laundry and kitchen renovations. I provide free and competitive quotes and am punctual and pride myself on giving my customers a genuine and honest appraisal of what is require...

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Simpson trades

Joined November 2020

Hi, I've had an assortment of different trades throughout my 15 years in the trade industry, cabinet making, roofing, shed building, gib fitting, tiling, new building and renovations, ect. I put a lot of pride in my work and always make sure my customers are happy. I am a volunteer firefighter and might get called out in the early morning, this might affect the time and schedule we agree on, I wil...

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