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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Koveys

Posted 3 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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Whittaker

Posted 4 months ago

Code of Compliance required for previously built addition or rebuild as required. Alteration to existing bathroom to include laundry.

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Total kitchen design

Posted 4 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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Re line

Posted 1 day ago

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

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Kitchen and bathroom full renovation

Posted 3 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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Floor needs building up

Posted 5 months ago

The floor by the back door is worn from when rain used to come in and it needs to be even as I am having new lino laid.

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Kitchen and bathroom renovation

Posted 1 month 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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Bathroom/Laundry renovation

Posted 5 months ago

-New vanity and toilet installation - Washing machine plumbed and wired into hall cupboard - Removal of old toilet, bath, and vanity - Adding a new doorway into bathroom space - Re-Jib and plaster as needed

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Need a new shower

Posted 6 days 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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House Renovations

Posted 4 months ago

I need a builder for ongoing house renovation work in Levin area.

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Bach renovation

Posted 4 months ago

Needing the whole house renovated. Gibbing the ceilings, removing wall paper and plaster/paint... New kitchen New bathroom/ separate toilet room

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Old crap kitchen!

Posted 3 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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Builder/tiler needed for Full Bathroom Renovation

Posted 2 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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New garage/entrance

Posted 4 months ago

Build new double garage and front entrance. Plans ready building consent submitted to move house.

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Bathroom & Toilet

Posted 2 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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Old bathroom needs redoing

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Replace shower and repair leak damage

Posted 2 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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Kitchen 2021

Posted 3 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/Dining Room Reno

Posted 4 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

Posted 2 months ago

Remove and install new kitchen

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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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Crescent Construction Ltd

Joined August 2020

We provide services in the residential sector of construction and renovation in Auckland, Manawatu - Wanganui, New Plymouth and Taranaki Region. Our team removes the complexity in building projects and will ensure that your vision and ideas come to life. We want to make the experience of working with us a positive one for you. You’re busy. You have better things to do than deal with the str...

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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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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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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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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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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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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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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd NZ Property Maintenance Solutions Ltd

Joined December 2020

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 We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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M3 building and concrete Ltd

Joined June 2019

I am a small building and concrete business that works in manawatu and the wider region with a little over 15 years experience and are big on small jobs work speaks for itself check out my Instagram at jmoorepay

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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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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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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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Merlo Joinery Specialist ltd

Joined November 2012

Manufacturer of Exclusively crafted joinery and furniture I am trade qualfied with forty seven years experience in this industry I make all items personally my self Quality and workmanship is gauranteed. Regards Neil.

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A Stage Construction

Joined January 2018

A-Stage Construction is a small family owned construction company based in Palmerston North, established in 2015. Owner/director Kalvin, is a registered master builder, with 10+ years experience in residential new builds, renovations, alterations and re-cladding, plus more! We have two training apprentices, 3rd and first year. We take pride in providing no obligation, competitive quotes and we...

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Hawkes Bay, Manawatu/ Whanganui, and Nelson-Tasman regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioners) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope o...

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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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DKNZ Building & Construction

Joined August 2009

I am a licenced builder who has been in the building industry for 20 plus years. My skills and abilities are not just limited to new houses and renovation's. We carry out all aspects including, plastering, painting, tiling. I have worked on a wide variety of project's through-out New Zealand and Australia both big and small, ordinary and odd.I provide the total building experience which takes...

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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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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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