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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Hanmer Reno

Posted 4 years ago

Large home, dated and in need of full refresh, non-structural. Includes updating bathrooms, flooring and full interior re-painting, some internal repair work post the earthquake and replacing/repairing exterior river stones (exterior staining of house already done). Some landscaping and kitchen modernisation (depending on costs). House is circa 330sqm (excluding garage)

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Bathroom reno

Posted 5 years ago

complete strip out, change door position. electrical power box re-position. Tile walls and floors. Underfloor heating install. Fit all new units, bath, shower etc. Quote is for labour only.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 year ago

I would like to get rid of the current shower over bath and have a separate shower and bath however the space is not that big so will need recommendations on what can be done for a start. Either way it is a dated space and needs an uplift.

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Hanmer Reno

Posted 3 years ago

gutting of one area to redo Kitchen and living, adding on a veranda possibly rearranging plumbing and rewiring electrical work. Some structural work re gibbing most of house and rearranging bathrooms laundry and turning a garage into spare room and boot room. extending master brdroom add ensuit and redoing wardrobes in other bedrooms to make more room. Adding a new garage and entrace way.

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Full new bathroom needed

Posted 1 year ago

I will be doing a full new bathroom. Not sure what i need yet hopeing fir some guidance. Job will happen during EQC repair and room will be freshly lined and ready to go. Also doing a new toilet room and laundry that your welcome to quote on.

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Kichen renovation

Posted 6 years ago

I need a wall between kitchen and lounge removed. Need new cupboards drawers bench etc. New oven, rangehood, dishwasher. Ceiling and walls gibstopped, plastered and painted. need new vinyl. new lighting, new tapware. Need design advice.

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Bathroom reno

Posted 6 years ago

We have a vented toilet and need a plumber to advise on what type of toilet we can use, and to install it, along with a new shower and electric hot water unit.

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Bathroom reno and more

Posted 3 years ago

Looking to update/remodel the bathroom,toilet and laundry in a house we have just bought. All three are next to each other and I don't believe the walls between are supporting walls. The work would include installation of new shower, vanity, toilet, moving plumbing, Laundry tub tiling etc. This may involve shifting the hot water cylinder, removing or moving walls and door ways, re-gibbing and painting The floor is particle board. Total floor area is approx 10.5 square metres. Lighting, Powe...

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Plumber and builder

Posted 1 month ago

New vanity new toilet install a bath and walkin shower and install towel heated rail and a heater plus a heat light fan .Install a laundry tub

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Bathroom renovation & flooring replacement in Amberley

Posted 3 years ago

For small house on lifestyle block just outside of Amberley; tiny bathroom (3.05 sqm): Replace and connect existing shower cubicle, vanity, toilet/cistern; put in tiles to about 1.26m height, (also, put in new heating lamp/extraction fan, if that is in the area of expertise). All major materials provided. I am also looking for someone to put in carpet and/or floating floorboards in other areas of the house, which could be part of the same job.

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Renovations lounge, kitchen, bathroom

Posted 4 years ago

I've just bought a new 90m sq weatherboard house in Balcairn. It needs lounge kitchen laundry relined. Bathroom is a total relined and refit. I want to put a new ranch slider in the lounge and 2 new d/g aluminium windows in 2 other rooms. New benchtop and sink to be fitted in kitchen. Some tiling kitchen, bathroom and laundry.also a front deck and back porch. I had a builder lined up to start 5 May but he's now said can't do until,end May. So hoping I can find someone to start sooner. Thanks.

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New Shower

Posted 4 years ago

Install shower in laundry in new house with concrete floor and reorganise laundry tub.

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New shower and dishwasher

Posted 4 years ago

I am wanting to remove a bathroom cupboard and install a shower in that space. Also wanting to connect a dishwasher in the kitchen where there has not been a dishwasher before.

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New ensuite,bathroom and laundry renovation

Posted 6 years ago

At this point I am looking for a designer who could also project manage the job. We live in the country approx. 1 hours drive north of Christchurch. The bathroom and plumbing were all redone 20 years ago but the shower is leaking badly into hallway ,we have discovered walls are wet and mouldy since removing gibb board! The whole bathroom needs renovating along with the laundry area. New ensuite would ideally be done first so we aren't completely without a bathroom .

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Small bathroom reno.

Posted 6 years ago

I have a small bathroom. I would like a new bath, new shower new sink and drawers/cabinet, mirror and lights/heat lamp. Splashback tiling and painting. Vinyl on floor or tiles

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Basic tiled ensuite

Posted 2 years ago

Fitting and tiling an ensuite- plumbing pipes already in

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House remodel

Posted 8 months ago

We have a 3bdrm + sunroom house. I'd like to turn it into a 5bdrm + house. Initially I need someone who would be able to come out, look at our existing property/layout, and give us a realistic idea of what sort of renovations would be feasible and ballpark ideas of costs. At the moment I'm not looking for anything massively detailed, just something generalised like if you redo this area it'll cost $10k if you take this wall out and build an extension it'll be closer to 50k. Ideally this would l...

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Tidy up kitchen ceilings floors and walls

Posted 3 weeks ago

Ceilings, walls , flooring all tidied up ready to painting point with a view to instal a new Kitchen. There has been new windows installed, walls removed and now needs tidied ready to paint. New door needs hung etc.

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Find Renovation Specialists in Hurunui

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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Ideal Tiling

Joined June 2018

Hi, We have been tiling and renovating for the last 15 years. We specialise in commercial and residential tiling. We also do renovate residential bathrooms. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion and client satisfaction. We are proud of ourselves to provide a professional service.

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Earthborne Builders

Joined January 2018

Hello there, glad you have taken the time to read our information, We specialise in renovations, decks, pergolas, new builds, and of course no job is to small, We believe its the little things that count. My team are professional, qualified builders who love what they do, not to mention we are Certified and Master Builders and licensed building practitioners, for your peace of mind But most...

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A D White Builders ltd

Joined August 2016

Registered Master Builder with over 15 years in the trade. Quality and accountability comes standard with no job too small and I'll work in with clients to ensure that work gets completed on budget and on time. I specialise in renovations / additions and maintainance. I can take care of the project management or work in with clients and their projects as needed.

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Dans Renovations

Joined February 2018

Dan's Renovations is a small company run by the owner Daniel. Dan has his LBP License and NZQA level 4 in carpentry and has been doing building & renovating for 15 years all over Africa and in Christchurch for the last 6 years. He has done many jobs for home owners in Christchurch with good results. He specializes in bathroom renos, kitchen renos, car ports, house extensions, decks, fences, veggie...

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More Than Handy

Joined July 2020

More Than Handy is a privately owned property maintenance and joinery business based in Christchurch and servicing the wider Canterbury region. Our high standards, professionalism and Workmanship Guarantees ensure our clients are 100% satisfied with our work from quote to sign off. From cutting a stray branch and hanging a door to shop fit-outs and kitchens, we have you covered.

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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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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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Alpine Ridge Construction

Joined March 2015

Hi I a fully qualified and licensed builder, I specialize in New Houses Fencing, Decks, and sheds I am very efficient, do not cut corners, and take great pride in my work

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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts of building and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminium windows and doors, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, siding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrade, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do you need a ca...

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Madera Woodwork

Joined May 2021

Joiner/ Furniture maker, with over 25 years experience, offers a high standard of various services. Kitchen: for a fresh look replace doors, drawer fronts + all the necessary hardware, alter cabinet to suit new appliances, change counter tops and paint existing panels and walls. I also have grate experience making stairs and balustrade's in all shapes

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CJs Repairs

Joined February 2020

I am a sole trader mainly doing small construction and repairs to residential buildings. I have a lot of experience working with rental properties to keep up with regular maintenance, curtain installs, as well as repairing doors, windows and everything in between. I offer a bit of everything and like to turn my hand to a creative solution for unusual projects including bespoke items from furnitur...

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Erne construction Ltd

Joined September 2015

Erne construction Ltd based in Christchurch. Working in the greater Canterbury region and South Island. Specialising In Architectural homes, Renovations, Alterations, EQR and commercial. For a Quote please contact Stephen ... ...

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TW Plastering and Building

Joined April 2015

I am a highly experienced builder with great attention to detail. I truly believe in making my customers happy, even if something is difficult to achieve, the homeowner comes first. I love having creative and functional spaces. I have a great track record of positive feedback, I have added some of this to the photos section. Please feel free to take a read, I am very proud of my work. Please...

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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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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Ross Coutts Holdings

Joined March 2018

Hi I have been in business in Christchurch for 32 years in the building /tiling industry I am a qualified carpenter and specialise in bathroom renovations.All small to medium repair work welcome, I take pride in what I do and work to a high standard, I can work to any budget to deliver what my customers require.

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Flush & Flow Plumbing & Gas

Joined September 2020

Jorden is a Certifying Plumber and Gasfitter in Christchurch with over 10 years of experience and knowledge in all aspects of Plumbing and Gasfitting. Every job undertaken is completed to the highest standards with up to date thorough knowledge of all codes and regulations in place. Workmanship guaranteed! All jobs are competitively quoted and completed within reasonable timeframes.

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Taw builders

Joined October 2015

Taw Builders is a Canterbury based building and construction company that has built a strong reputation for delivering a quality service, on time and great level of communication to its clients. With our loyal and committed team we pride ourselves on being skilled and experienced in all aspects of building and construction. Director Brandon Taw is a Licenced Building Practitioner, Qualified bu...

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PJR Construction

Joined August 2019

Fully qualified and licensed builder with 16+ years experience. Spent the last 5 years specializing in cladding and window installation. Happy to take on any building work and have many contacts for other tradies if needed. Hit me up for a quote. I will do my best to keep it reasonable.

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Abacus Building Maintenance

Joined October 2014

hi i am a licensed building practioner tradesman carpenter main line of work is building maintenance of all types,i do a lot of bathroom renovations supply and install working with only registered tradesman all types of work undertaken

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