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Deluxe Bathroom Renovation Costs - What You'll Get for $30,000+

Posted 01/10/14

Bathroom renovation series - The deluxe bathroom renovation. One in a series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets. The deluxe bathroom renovation $30,000 to $100,000+ The deluxe bathroom renovation may also be known as a full gut job. There

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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 tiler.

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

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

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 tiler.

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

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

Recent jobs posted

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

Bathroom reno

Posted 2 months ago

Fit a new shower, not one in current bathroom. Remove and re fit a new vanity. Fit a large mirror to wall and new heated towel rail.

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Clive Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Conversion of a Kindy into a 3 bedroom house. Bathroom renovation( existing bathroom to family bathroom and ensuite), drywall, paint, Kitchen relocation. Time frame: 2 months (start July).

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Chloe Bates Kitchen Bench

Posted 1 month ago

Install kitchen bench to existing cabinets, cut sink hole, install sink and new tap (There are no longer tiles as we have removed them)

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Pex's indoor outdoor bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

Renovate bathroom Build outdoor bathroom toilet area Renovate laundry

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Bathroom Rental Reno

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking at doing a full bathroom renovation..full demolition back to timber,keeping all plumbing as is,bathroom will need a full re gib with new bathtub and screen,new vanity and toilet as well as a new extraction fan...looking for a builder,plumber and electrician interested in taking care of this project...builder also need to build new cradle for bath tub...any questions let me know

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Anne Mclean

Posted 1 month ago

Remove old cabinets and pantry Pantry may need wall behind Re-jib This is a built in pantry Install 2 bench units, 2 bench tops I pantry, 1 above fridge cupboard Install sink into bench Install splash back by oven May need new gib Lino getting replaced and new units will be placed on top

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 month ago

looking for a draftsman/ designer to help with the plans for our bathroom renovations. ideally looking at having build start early to mid June.

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Small wet wall panelling job

Posted 2 months ago

We have two sheets of Wall Art wet wall panelling that need to be fitted. We do not have any joiners.

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Nightmare

Posted 1 month ago

Replacing rotten flooring we are making it into a wet room and tiling floor

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Garage conversion #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

Convert a third of the garage into a extra room, insulated, windows removed and replaced with new, new door... Need job done by the end of the month

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Replace bath with a tiled shower & install a new vanity

Posted 1 month ago

I have a 1920s bungalow that was renovated about 2 years ago. In the bathroom I want to get rid of the bath and replace with a shower of roughly the same dimensions, with a tiled floor and step-in lip, and glass panels with a walk -in entrance. I also want to tile the floor to ceiling of two bathroom walls - both make up the shower walls and one extends past the shower. I want a new (better designed) vanity installed next to the shower (where the current one is positioned). It would be good to...

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Upgrade of existing Bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

Install solar tube Remove wall linings and line with aquagib Remove cupboard cavity Replace vanity, bath and toilet Install 3in1 extractor, light and heater paint and plaster tile floors Keen to work on labour only contract Also have 8 x 3 deck to replace if interested.

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Modernising ensuite bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

The ensuite bathroom in our old villa used to be a verandah so is long and quite narrow. We need the bath removed, a shower installed, and handbasin relocated; all suggestions welcome. All doors and floors to be made good before finishing. Timeframe - as son as possible.

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Jude Cairncross

Posted 1 month ago

I have a bath that needs pulling out and a shower to be put in. Some tiling to fill floor space where bath has been taken out. This is a holiday rental at the moment but will go into longer term rentals as soon as bathroom job is done. Would like job looked at and quoted asap with a view to job being undertaken in early to mid april

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Kitchen, bathroom and laundry renovations

Posted 2 weeks ago

Builders needed who's willing to knuckle down and not waste my time. Council consent already obtained. Remodeling 4 non- structural walls to allow for kitchen, bathroom and laundry renovations. 2 windows being changed.

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40 Tauroa Road

Posted 3 weeks ago

internal and external paint kitchen unit bathroom makeover roof maintenance

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Reno Estimate

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking for someone to come and give us an estimate of the amount of work required and approximate cost of renovating. Our house is a small 100 sq m, 3 bedroom Hardi plank house, with corrugated roof. Key areas are opening up kitchen, bathroom/laundry remodel. We also need professional assessment on condition of plumbing and wiring throughout the house.

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Shower unit

Posted 1 month ago

Shower unit, tray and 2 shower walls removed and a whole new shower, walls and tray put in. I would like a quote and want it done asap as the escisting floor tray has cracked and i want to prevent any water damage. I do have a new shower in mind but need to discuss it with you. A player will be needed as well.

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Touni

Posted 3 months ago

Shower and bathroom all in one

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Small wet wall panelling job 2

Posted 1 month ago

We have two sheets of Wall Art wet wall panelling that need to be fitted. We do not have any joiners.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 135,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Vacant rental needs new bathroom reno now

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd June 2017

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen sink fitted

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower over bath

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th June 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

hine Moke

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom builder work

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ensuite bathroom upgrades

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Renovation Specialists in Hastings

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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ER Plumbing Limited

Joined February 2017

ER Plumbing Ltd is a specialist emergency plumbing repair and maintenance business. We also do small bathroom and kitchen renovations. We at ER Plumbing are passionate and relentless in ensuring each and every one of our customers has a plumbing repair and maintenance expert available whenever needed. Our customers are well informed professional people who expect and demand the best. We...

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sean harvey

Joined July 2016

Hi, I have been in the building industry for 20yrs, I have many years experience in the sheet metal fabrication and fibre glass fabrication industries before moving to the uk in 1997 where after training I started my company specialising in interior refurbishment and renovation ie: all types of suspended ceilings and metal/wood stud partition walls, office partitions, kitchen, bathroom installatio...

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Truline Group NZ

Joined May 2018

Truline Group's building contractors are specialists in building fences, decks, garden sheds, pergolas & retaining walls. Over the last 10 years we have built a brand of assurance providing a reputable service throughout the lower North Island.

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DNT construction

Joined January 2018

We are a small family owned construction company we have been around for 3 years now. I've been building for coming on 20 years. We cover pretty much all construction. From changing door handles to building apartment blocks and everything in between. We offer quality service on time and on price. Call us any time for a free quote

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Dr Plumber HB

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Plumbing industry with 10 years experience. While we specialise in Maintenance Plumbing we also complete full renovations . We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for the project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and bringing satisfaction to our valuable customers.

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Michael Makirere

Joined October 2018

Hi, ive had years experience in the building industry and am able to complete a wide range of building tasks from big jobs to small jobs around the house. I pride myself in my attention to detail and completing all my work with 100% satisfaction.

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Hawkes Bay Green Care

Joined March 2017

We at H.B Green Care offer the services of skilled professionals for all your building,landscape and gardening needs.We are here to help you achieve your landscaping project big or small.H.B Green Care offers the best service and prices in town to get your dream garden concept come true.

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Reno it property maintaince

Joined April 2017

Over 20 years painting experience and 9 year renovating. we cover a wide range of jobs from interior to exterior. We tack pride in our work and customer service. We aim to make your job as easy and stress free as possible. We look forward to making your home look the way you want. We do the hard work so you don't have to

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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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Wilton building

Joined April 2011

I have been in the trade for 39 years. Very knowledgeable on alterations, leaky homes Have just spent 16 years in Auckland...So what you from me is the "one stop shop” deal.

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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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Infinite Building Solutions Ltd

Joined April 2015

We are an “all under the same roof” operation which provides our clients with the complete job handled by us from beginning to end. We take the stress out of your job by project managing it from start to finish, and with many years experience in the industry, including owning a construction business in Wellington for 18 years, you can trust us to get the best results for you. We’ll put highly qu...

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Meditech

Joined July 2017

A maverick in the methamphet­amine decontamin­ation industry using patented sterilisat­ion technology to efficientl­y decontamin­ate all properties Services offered: Methamphet­amine Decontamin­ation Insuranc­e Claim Consultanc­y Areas serviced: New Zealand Wide, subject to availabili­ty Availability: We are currently available and can work around your level of urgency for services Our success...

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DownSize NZ

Joined November 2018

DownSize NZ provides an extra set of hands to reduce the stress of decluttering, downsizing or preparing to move. We can help with: - Decluttering and downsizing - Home and garden maintenance - Preparing your home and section for sale - Support with the move - Estate clearance services - Assistance with the sale of furniture and belongings - Transport of boxes, rubbish, furniture and unwa...

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Kiwi House Inspection Hawke's Bay

Joined September 2018

Hi, At Kiwi House Inspections Hawke's Bay we supply comprehensive building reports at competitive prices. We are qualified builders and licensed building practitioners. We aim to supply our reports on the same day and can supply many forms of building inspection services. From residential to commercial to asbestos testing.

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Andy Hamer plumbing and Gas Limited

Joined June 2018

Free advice and Quotations. Certifiying plumber and Gasfitter 37 years service. Maintenance plumbing and 24/7 Emergency cover. Bathrooms Laundries and Kitchen renovations. Gasfitting,Natural and LPG gas work.New connections and Maintenance. Gas for cooking,Heating Hot water,Califonts and commercial Catering Equipment,Blue Seal, Moffat etc. Servicing and repairs to all makes of gas app...

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d Construct

Joined February 2018

Hi, I've been involved in the construction industry for the last 25 years, from carpentry, to a builder, to Project Management, to Quantity Surveying, and building again. My passion has always been to be on site with an apron on, hammer in hand, making peoples visions and dreams come to life. We are a professional building company that delivers a high quality product for you.

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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Projects

Joined July 2010

German Master-Cabinetmaker, since 40 years. I think, there is nothing I haven' t made allready. Challange me. Give me some extrordinary job to do and I will do it with attention to detail! Cheers, Franz. (Master Cabinetmaker)

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