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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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

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

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Shower box #2

Posted 5 days ago

My mums house rented. I want to remove bath an put in a shower box an new hand basin. I be in tekaraka the week of 29 march I'm booking early. I would like 2 met builder there 2 check this out and what options are available thanks jean

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New bathroom

Posted 2 weeks ago

We can rip out the bathroom as needed, we are looking to move a wall to make a walk-in tiled shower, the room will also have a vanity, heated towel rail, storage, a built in mirror & a fan ,

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Kitchen removal and reno

Posted 6 months ago

Looking for someone to help remove an old kitchen and put in new kitset kitchen. The whole areas has moulding that needs to be removed with a multi tool. There's brick wall (non structural, just a feature) that needs to be removed from around a doorway and floor which was used for a potbelly. Potbelly needs to be removed. Hole in the ceiling and roof from fire to be closed up. Any work that needs to be done for the new range hood if any. Possibly other work that I can't think of right now. Would...

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Small kitchen renovation

Posted 5 months ago

remove and install new kitchen bench sink cabinets start in 2 weeks, budget is $8.500 for cabinets and labour

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Bathroom Overhaul Needed Urgently

Posted 6 months ago

We have 7 people currently living in our home and our bathroom is extensively water damaged. It needs an overhaul quite urgently, being winter and the amount of people in our home. I have had builders come and quote but been unable to undertake the work until months or even a year later. We need this done in quite a short time frame. We need advice about what is best going to suit our home and living arrangements. Please before replying consider if you are able to undertake the job immedia...

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Needing bathroom renovations, new flooring, plumbing involved, gibbing etc

Posted 1 week ago

New floors and walls. Plumbing. New shower area. Take door off toilet area. Take door off put slider door in. Moving laundry area outside. Photos include how I want it to look

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Renovations- Bathroom, Mudroom and Kitchen

Posted 2 months ago

Have plan available for the bathroom, mudroom and Kitchen area

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Shower box

Posted 2 weeks ago

My mums house rented. I want to remove bath an put in a shower box an new hand basin. I be in tekaraka the week of 29 march I'm booking early. I would like 2 met builder there 2 check this out and what options are available thanks jean

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Partition and door in new shop

Posted 7 months ago

We need a partition extension and doors installed to divide the shop floor from the back staff area. This is for the relocated Gisborne SPCA Op Shop. Looking for someone as soon as possible please.

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Manutuke Kitchen Reno

Posted 1 month ago

The kitchen needs to be gutted and refurbished with new cabinetry (probably from Mitre10) and appliances. I also would like to remove a wall between the kitchen and lounge. This job is urgent and we are looking for an experienced builder who may be available to work between Jan - April 2021.

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Bathroom extension

Posted 3 months ago

Bathroom extension required in Villa Close hallway door access to kitchen Push wall out and create a bigger bathroom space Load bearing walls unknown Create a new entry into bathroom Possible ceiling to be added. Finishing and walk in shower Plumbing and gas fitting will be required afterward Relocate toilet system into bathroom Hi I don’t even know if I can do what I envision but I would love to have a walk through with someone to determine what I and can’t do and an approximate...

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Add on to bathroom

Posted 4 months ago

My bathroom is small and would like to increase size by 1.5 metres, to fit a bath in.At present floor need repair.

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Shower replacement

Posted 7 months ago

Current corner quarter round shower has a cracked base. Needs replacing.

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Windows

Posted 1 month ago

Remove sash windows replace with aluminum windows onsite asap

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House extension -Whataupoko

Posted 6 months ago

Extension off existing std 3 bedroom Villa. Creating a separate living with Kitchen plus a lounge area. (86sqm approx) (not sure of costs as yet) Just added a picture - site plan only showing extension area

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Windows 3

Posted 1 month ago

Remove sash windows replace with aluminum windows open a wall install aluminum window replacement aluminum windows onsite asap

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Carpenter

Posted 5 months ago

Convert garage to a flat. Make existing garage into a self contain unit.

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Reface of Kitchen

Posted 6 months ago

Refacing cabinets from cream to white fronts, need softcloses on all cupboards and doors.

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Bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

Relining water proofing tiling shower install vanity install and bath complete redo need done asap

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Manutuke Bathroom Reno

Posted 1 month ago

Need to gut the current bathroom, possibly move a wall and install new vanity, shower and bath. We also have a kitchen renovation too which we have posted on this site. Looking for an experienced builder to carry out both the bathroom and kitchen reno.

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Find Renovation Specialists in Gisborne

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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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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Steve Candy Building

Joined June 2010

I have a staff of 12 and can do anything from fences to commercial contracts. Have completed a number of new houses and worked for architects. References available

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JK builders

Joined August 2017

2009 Our company was founded and instantly engaged in conducting four property building projects during this year. We currently have LBP designer, carpenter and site manager within our team. Our consultants all have solid backgrounds in both design and construction. You get the benefit of experience that's been acquired year after year, job after job.

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JWC Builders LTD

Joined February 2014

Specialist Residential Building company with over 9 years experience..Recently Moved back to Wellington after building for several years in Gisborne as foreman of a large residential company.More recently have spent 8 months in Mangahwai,Northland building a $2 Million New Build for Wellington Clients.

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Acorn creations

Joined May 2011

Hi am a qualified tradesman with guys we make a great team we can do all the joinery & renovation work,bathroom renovations that you need done email us today we pride ourselves on providing competive quotes and the completing them on budget

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TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING

Joined October 2010

TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING OFFERS A VARIETY OF SERVICES , WE DO SPECIALISE IN BATHROOM AND KITCHEN RENOVATIONS , WE DO ALTERATIONS AND XTENSIONS . WE OFFER A LANDSCAPE DESIGN SERVICE AND SPECIALISE IN ALL OUTDOOR LIVING STRUCTURES .TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING ALSO DOES POLE BARNS AND OTHER FARM BUILDINGS.WE HAVE A BASE OF SKILLED AND EXPERIENCED SUB CONTRACTORS TO CALL ON. WE ALSO OFFER A...

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Builders Inc

Joined January 2015

Integrity Foundations: Quality - Safety - Integrity. We do any and everything to do with repiling, foundation work and floor levelling. Accept the Integrity challenge: Call us last - you'll notice a difference.

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Craig Dodd Building Surveying and Design Ltd

Joined August 2016

I am an experienced Building Surveyor, Architectural Designer, and Chartered Building Engineer, with over 30 years experience in construction. Being a weathertightness expert and Government contract Assessor as well as the above, allows me to deal with the full range of property issues, including condition surveys, weathertightness failures, remediation design, new property design, mediation and a...

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Nationwide Housemovers Ltd

Joined March 2011

Nationwide Housemovers Ltd was established by Robert Jones, who has had over 24 yrs experience in the housemoving industry. With a broad range of knowledge from the relocation of one bedroom granny flats up to the relocation of two story buildings. With Robert following the job through, from pricing to completion, you can be assured that you will have a direct contact at all times. This is...

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Bestbuilds limited

Joined May 2020

Hi, we are a small construction business which specializes in new residential builds, renovations and concrete (RIB raft) foundations. We also do smaller jobs such as decks and fences. Our workmanship is at the highest level and we are very competitive pricing and keeping our projects to budget.

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Iuliano Tilers2002

Joined June 2016

No job to large or small Greeting all; We have been in this industry for over 25yrs; specialising in Marble; Travetine; Porceline and more.... my trade as a stone mason has taken myself & others all over the north island and overseas to the Pasific. A registered waterproofing applicator with 10yr warranty certificate for application & product has allowed us to do many jobs efficient...

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L & B Construction

Joined September 2019

We have done renovation in houses, painting and decorating, plastering, concreting, paving, fencing, house insulation, and cleaning in and outside the house or offices for 12 years. Whatever others won’t do we will be there to help your needs. Our professional, honest and hard working team will go extra mile for deadlines and to suit your budget. We specialise in any renovations from roof to floo...

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OneStop Services L td

Joined January 2017

| DEMOLITION OneStop Services Ltd are experts at assessing customer needs, and managing the complete construction, demolition, salvage and waste removal process. Whether you need a carport taken out, a garage removed, the whole house brought down, or build your dream home. We are your one stop shop. Experienced quantity surveyors and project managers are able to provide accurate costs and...

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Reporoa Contracting LTD

Joined January 2015

I provide good quality work at a competitive price. I can achieve this by working closely with clients. I have been building in the Rotorua area since the early 90's & have done commercial work , new housing & alterations as well as insurance claim repairs. I’ve Recently relocated to Gisborne where I will do some building work on a part time basis for selected clients.

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No Sweat

Joined January 2021

At No Sweat we offer building inspections and building reports as well as kitchen and bathroom renovations and maintenance including :carpentry, tiling, waterproofing, gib fixing and stopping and painting. - Your Property, Our Priority.

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Peak Construction Gisborne LIMITED

Joined August 2019

Peak Construction Gisborne LIMITED are your renovation and new home specialists. We are qualified builders and are members of the New Zealand Certified Builders group. This assures you that we are qualified enough to do the job. We have over 15 years experience and don't take the job lightly. We have a health and safety policy to adhere by to keep ourselves and your family safe. You can be assu...

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Panther Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi I am an Electrician with 7 years experience. We have been Specialising in new builds, renovations, small and big jobs in the Wellington region.Residential and commercial. Efficient,Reliable,Friendly,On Time and fair pricing. Building,Landscaping backround and general handyman Trade skills and knowledge.Skills throughout various trade industries. Free Quote's available.

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Hexton Stoneworks

Joined September 2010

Tradional Stonecraft and Stonemasonry. Specialising in stone cladding systems, stone restoration, stone features, stone walling, fireplaces, chimneys, stonescapes, sculptural installations. Gisborne based stonemason, available for private commissions and restoration work. Quality work record with references available.

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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. ...

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Ken Overton Contracting

Joined September 2017

10 years building experience. From small maintenance and handyman work to bathroom and kitchen design, installation and project management. Demolition and rebuild, Pruning trees, fruit trees, roses and grape vines. Happy to quote.

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