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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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 and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Old crap kitchen!

Posted 7 months ago

Just brought my first home, it's old and the kitchen is crap, need to install a new one, full replacement/would like a gas hob (there is gas in the house but ? If in kitchen (I will need help with what will fit etc not looking for a million dollar job but would love a million dollar look 😅 do I buy new or can you fit a 2nd hand one in ????? Need help 🙏🤪

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Kitchen/Dining Room Reno

Posted 8 months ago

House is a 1930s California Bungalow. Kitchen dining room was renovated 25 yrs ago and needs another. We want to move the existing kitchen to a different area in the room. Room is approx 6x9 sqms. We’re happy to install a kit set kitchen. We’ve seen one in Mitre 10 that we like. We want to replace the ceiling tiles with gib board. The flooring is good. Also considering installing a small wood burner in the room. Job requires the removal of a built in pantry. We are also looking to extend the k...

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Kitchen 2021

Posted 7 months ago

Hi Am wanting to put in a new kitchen, would like to keep the current layout however change the placement of cook top/oven tower. I am also looking to renovate my bathroom and laundry so if this is something you can do all at once the better.

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Kitchen and bathroom full renovation

Posted 7 months ago

Our villa's kitchen and bathroom needs a complete renovation. We are looking for someone to quote and renovate for us please

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Renovation work - general and variety of jobs.

Posted 1 month ago

JOB 1: REMOVAL of ASBESTOS back door alcove entrance, one side of wall - electrical household power box. Require services of; - Certified H&S practice asbestos removal specialists. - Builder (renovate alcove entrance) - Painter / plasterer (redecorate back door entrance) JOB 2: Electrician to rewire whole house and reinstall power box. Install additional hotpoints throughout the house, rewire external lighting front and back of house. Require services of; Certified electrician (prov...

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Kitchen

Posted 6 months ago

Remove and install new kitchen

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Koveys

Posted 7 months ago

House renovation, would like the house to be extended a little and the bathroom and kitchen renewed, recladding on parts that do not need replacing, probably reroofing in sections

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Re line

Posted 4 months ago

Hi need a quote for kitchen. Level floor reline with gib new ceiling and new door

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Bathroom #2

Posted 2 months ago

Install new shower and vanity and floor covering.

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Replace shower and repair leak damage

Posted 6 months ago

Need incorrectly installed shower removed and replaced with new, also need leak damage repaired and finished. Need a quote before 21st of this month

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Total kitchen design

Posted 8 months ago

Renovating a 1960s 90sqm home. Doing most of the grunt myself but looking for a kitchen designer to help me design the best kitchen in the existing foot print of 12sqm. I'm looking for design only as I intend doing the work myself

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Builder/tiler needed for Full Bathroom Renovation

Posted 6 months ago

Needing someone who can do tiling for a full bathroom renovation. Not urgent but would like to start asap or book a time together

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Door addition and wall removal

Posted 2 months ago

1. Put in a door and doorway into a wall (Where there is currently no door). There is a stud in the wall that needs to be moved to make room for the door. 2. Remove a section of wall approx 160cm long to join two rooms. Add doorway into the new room, where there is currently just a hall way. *Moving of studs and removal of wall needs to be done by a certified builder.

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Old bathroom needs redoing

Posted 7 months ago

Moved into a very old house and the bathroom is 🤮 will need a complete re make

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Need a new shower

Posted 4 months ago

Real Small bathroom! don’t want bath, but do need shower and nice toilet bowl floor feels abit squishy which is scary any help appreciated

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Kitchen and bathroom renovation

Posted 5 months ago

Hey guys We are doing a 40 square meter renovation including bathroom and kitchen. We are in Foxton beach. Consent is granted and we are looking for a builder.

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Redo bathroom.

Posted 2 months ago

Want a bath where existing shower is. Possibly keep shower wall and shower head. New toilet and new small vanity sink. Smallish bathroom will exisiting plumbing in the right places. 15 grand budget

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Bathroom & Toilet

Posted 6 months ago

Wanting to redo our bathroom, knock down the wall combining current toilet and bathroom to bring it into one room ( would like to use some space to add a wardrobe to 3rs bedroom). Add an additional toilet to where the shower currently is (in laundry) Preferably a company that can do building, plumbing and electrical together.

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Renovation

Posted 2 months ago

Renovation of back door area. We would like to speak to a Licenced Builder.

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Replace the tiles with splashback and replace with marble like

Posted 1 month ago

Replace the tiles with splashback Replace with marble like Please provide offer or quotes.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 215,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Ceiling and walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need a new shower

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

14th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Beautifying

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Renovation Specialists in Horowhenua

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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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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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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JKlass Construction Limited

Joined September 2021

Hi there we have been building for 10 plus years with experience in high end homes to small renovations. Specialise in finishing work. (Shopefitter by trade) Open to anything, Kids play houses, toys, Man caves, or just a revamp of your kitchen or bathroom. We pride ourselves in doing an A-Class job to the highest of quality. No jobs too small

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BOLD Landscape Design and Construction

Joined September 2011

Over 30 years landscape design and construction experience. From a simple fence to a full residential contract. Happy to simply provide a concept plan with estimates on costs of work required, right through the finished product. Excellent portfolio can be provided upon request - ...

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DoCarpentry

Joined January 2022

Hi, I’m focusing on small carpentry jobs to do in 1-2 days and insulation, where I’ve got a large experience and can provide a professional and friendly service with tidy completion

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4ast Services

Joined July 2021

Hi, My name is Arorae Akari Im the owner of 4ast Services Ltd and my team as I called them 3T which means they all know the 3 Trades, which saves you time and effort to get other tradesmen or tradeswomen. As for my team or I call them family, they have combined experience of over 20 years We specialises in gib fixing, plastering, painting as well as supplying cleaners and labourers. Like our Slo...

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Practical Building Company Ltd

Joined December 2019

We understand that problems arise with houses, landscaping and everything else to do with property services. It's our aim to provide cost effective solutions that can help our clients and aim to receive referrals from existing clients. Let me help solve your property problems

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GOPRO Plumbing and Gas

Joined October 2020

Max here from GoPro Bathrooms! We are a team of qualified plumbers and builders, because of this we bring to the table the trades needed to do any bathroom project. We will handle everything from start to finish. Whether it's just replacing one bathroom fixture or an entire bathroom makeover, we do it all! Please check out our website for more info goprobathroomsdotcodotnz

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TLR Construction

Joined June 2020

Hi, I have over 15 years experience in the construction industry and pride myself on completing work to a high standard. I look forward to meeting you to discuss what we can offer.

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H&S CONTRACTING LTD

Joined April 2007

I am a proffesional experienced qualified licensed builder with 20 years in the building industry I'm up for any challange no job to big or to small we offer competitive pricing and free quoting for your budget.

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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

Palmer construction is a well established building business with a passion for house renovation and all general building and property maintenance including painting.

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Mahi ki Te Ora Ltd

Joined October 2020

Kia ora, Blair and I have 35yrs plus combined expertise in the building industry and offer you our trade qualified skill set to bring to life your vision . While we specialise in Renovations we also are adept at carrying out smaller jobs . Looking forward to helping create your dreams . Cheers Craig .

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C T Carpentry Ltd

Joined August 2020

Hi, I'm a Qualified and Licenced builder who loves what she does. Specializing in smaller building jobs such as decks, fences, home maintenance and renovations I get immense satisfaction from seeing the end product of my hard work and always strive for a top end result.

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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Astro Building & Maintenance

Joined June 2018

With over 30 years experience in construction, ASTRO Maintenance boast a wide knowledge and skills. Based in Levin, Horowhenua ASTRO Maintenance can accommodate various jobs throughout Horowhenua, Manawatu-Wanganui and Kapiti Coast. From small maintenance repairs to all inside and outside renovations, ASTRO Maintenance provides a professional, high standard, reliable building and maintenance serv...

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Sai Building Services Ltd

Joined December 2020

Sai Building Services Ltd We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles) Painting Roofing Plumbing Pl...

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Smileys decks and fences

Joined May 2017

Have been building for the last 4 years. Looking for weekend/after work jobs to get a bit of extra money. I will work hard to give you a finished product you love at a great rate.

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FREEFLOW PLUMBING & DRAINAGE SERVICES

Joined December 2011

I'VE BEEN SUCESSFULLY PRACTICING AS A PLUMBER, DRAINLAYER EARTH MOVER FOR OVER 35 YEARS ON THE KAPITI COAST. WE ATTEND TO ANY WATER OR DRAINAGE PROBLEMS THAT MAY POP UP OVER TIME.

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NZ CCS ltd

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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Radical Building Ltd

Joined October 2017

I have been building for 20 years, doing everything from new homes, home alterations, retaining walls, bathroom renovations. I started my own Company coming up 5 years now and have really enjoyed the challenges, highs and lows of being my own boss. I am a perfectionist and like to do the job right the first time . With me and my Company you will always get quality workmanship.

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