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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

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.

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.

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, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Bathroom upgrade

Posted 4 months ago

Install new toilet ( in separate room) then upgrade shower, vanity, install ventilation, new mirror, new flooring.

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Wallpaper

Posted 2 years ago

I'm needing two rooms wallpapers as cheep as possible

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Bathroom vanity job

Posted 1 year ago

Removal of an old bathroom basin and installation of a second-hand bathroom vanity

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General Renovations

Posted 1 year ago

Remove & fit replacement wooden windows (supplied) & also exterior door plus frame (supplied) Remove old stair case & replace (supplied) Some weatherboard replacement on exterior Other general work as project progresses

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Jay

Posted 3 years ago

I need some quotes to get my house repiled. It's 9x11 metres, So not very big. It's around a hundred years old and the piles need redone.

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Harry

Posted 4 years ago

Replace old bath corner to a new shower room about ... , replace old shower room space to be a new basin space, replace all carpet floor to wood floor or water proof floor.

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Bathroom re-flooring 2

Posted 6 years ago

We have an older bathroom which needs the existing T&G floor removed, a new particle board floor installed after levelling of the joists. Then re-install the bath, line two walls with waterproof wallboard, install a replacement bathroom cabinet as well as replacing a bi-fold door into the room with a single standard door. There is also some small areas of Gib repair and plastering.

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House Renovations

Posted 1 year ago

Remove & fit replacement wooden windows (supplied) & also exterior door plus frame (supplied) Remove old stair case & replace (supplied) Some weatherboard replacement on exterior Other general work as project progresses

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Designs needed for removing walls in 1950s house.

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, I want to take out the fireplace which has the hot water cylinder on the other side- and the wall they sit on so I can open up the kitchen lounge area. I also want to create a third bedroom- which is taking down its current dining room wall and extending it out. (I don't think this is load bearing because it already has an opening in the wall for retro sliding glass double doors. The house is in Westport. Not sure how easy this is going to be- regarding architects/engineers in Westpo...

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Interior and exterior Renovations

Posted 1 year ago

We have a 3 bedroom rental in Blaketown that needs renovation. We initially need a ceiling insulation some new roofing and a hole cut in the ceiling. If a good job is done for a reasonable price this will lead to further renovation.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 years ago

New bath put in same place , wall shower added , toilet replaced, wallpaper wall

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Rowland perez

Posted 3 years ago

My kitchen is 12square metres. I want all new kitchen joinery and a bench top. I want the floors tiled(floors -area is about 9 square metres). I'll need an electrician to install new lighting and plugs. I want to put in a new sink and dishwasher, so there will be some plumbing too.

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Kitchen reno

Posted 4 months ago

Prepare kitchen for new kitchen to be installed. Ceiling repair in one area, I want a wall removed and think a beam will have to be put in for structural support. House is old, can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear, but want best that can be done to enable new kitchen to be installed.

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Greymouth motels new bathrooms

Posted 6 years ago

We have 2 units in our motel that need new bathrooms currently done shower then separate toilet we want all into 1 room new shower and basin and toilet x2

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Rowland perez 2

Posted 3 years ago

My kitchen is 12square metres. I want all new kitchen joinery and a bench top. I want the floors tiled(floors -area is about 9 square metres). I'll need an electrician to install new lighting and plugs. I want to put in a new sink and dishwasher, so there will be some plumbing too.

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Find Renovation Specialists in Grey

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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Gilcro Ltd

Joined October 2018

For all your Re-roofs, New-roofs, Roof-repairs and Waterproofing needs. Residential, Commercial and Industrial Give us a call /mail for a free quotation

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Mapei NZ Ltd

Joined October 2011

Maunfacturer of a wide range of products for the construction industry including tiling products, resilient flooring products and building repair products

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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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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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Mark Stentiford Renovations Ltd

Joined April 2013

So hi potential customer, I have been in the building industry for around 27 years. Most of that time in Perth but have returned home in 2010. I have been mostly doing Renovations, predominantly Bathroom & Kitchen renovations. I pride myself on a FIXED PRICE JOBS (No Extra or Hidden costs) at a competitive price and a quality job, I organise all the other necessary tradesmen needed like Plumbe...

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Kora Investments

Joined February 2015

* Small building jobs and renovations * Decks, repair sash windows, rotten weatherboards, floors * interior and exterior painting * 15 years experience in the building trade * Landscape design incorporating water, pavers and decking * Great eye for detail,personable,reliable,honest * Connected to other trades * Renewing my LBP Licence

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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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Eur roofing ltd

Joined February 2021

The human mind is the limitation, roofing can be folded like origami more questions feel free to ask or check out cassbayhouse on Instagram or grand designs.

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JLF CONSTRUCTION

Joined October 2020

Hi, I've been building for over 10 years and decided it's time to be my own boss. I've worked on and completed high end architectural new builds to small maintenance jobs and everything in between. I take huge pride in my work from start to finish I'd with that providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on time and on budget

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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NZ Kitchen Designer

Joined September 2019

A kitchen always starts with the space you have allocated between walls and windows. NZ Kitchen Designers use creativity and functionality to create the most fulfilling space for you and your family. Whether you are after a kitchen renovation or a plan for building consent, I can help. With a Diploma in Interior Design complimented with mid-high end kitchen design, retail and manufacturing...

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FIRTH HOMES LTD

Joined August 2013

Building, Renovating, Landscaping and Project management. Over 18 years experience. We have simple, practical solutions that are affordable with a 10 year guaranteed quality finish. Work with clients to meet there fixed budgets. Assist with specific requirements, advice and direction from concept and design to completion. All work performed or supervised by licensed Tradesmen. H...

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Built up contracting LTD

Joined June 2020

Hi, we are a small company who strive for perfection. We have a diverse team who have dealt with a majority of renovation projects around the country. Numerous house foundation repairs and house re leveling, our team also deal with restoration projects. We pride in keeping jobs to the time frame. Whether it's one pile or twenty piles needing replaced, even that old fence replaced or a new deck to...

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TFB Contracting

Joined February 2021

Can repile, relevel houses, retrofit and renovate, plumbing and even reroute pre existing pipes, electrical issues, not a problem. Very professional, no communication issues, I pride myself and am very attentive, small jobs, big jobs am happy to help

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Sembel it

Joined February 2021

Big or small we do it all. 20 plus years industry experience. Honest and quality workmanship with reviews to back up. Price competitive and we go the extra mile Police vetted. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We aim to exceed your needs and expectations.

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DS Built ltd

Joined October 2014

Hi I have 16 years experience in the residential construction industry both here in NZ and a stint in the UK. We specialize in new architectural builds, but also do smaller jobs; renovations and extensions, bathrooms, retaining walls, custom decks and outdoor areas. We are very professional and pride ourselves on working hard to meet deadlines and budgets.

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Retaining Canterbury Ltd

Joined August 2017

Retaining Canterbury is a family owned business, born out of a passion for landscape construction and a desire to make homes and properties the most enjoyable spaces they can be. Our client’s experience is of utmost importance to us. We are as careful about the service we provide as we are about the quality of our workmanship and the outcomes we deliver. That means listening and working with you t...

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Mandy Wood Stained Glass

Joined January 2011

I have been making stained glass for 25 years and was the first stained glass artist in Queensland to be accredited by the governent to train apprentices who I used in my 5 galleries. Over the years I have made 1000's of stained glass commission windows and doors for the cyclone prone Queensland coast line. I came back to NZ and bought a home and gallery in Dargaville in 2007. I can ship s...

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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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