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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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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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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Are you wondering what cladding to choose for your new build? Is your existing cladding looking dilapidated and ripe for renovation? Recladding your home will breathe new life into its appearance. In this article, we give you the information to choose the right cladding for your home. Ext

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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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 ti

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 ti

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

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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 renovation & flooring replacement in Amberley

Posted 2 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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Hanmer Reno

Posted 2 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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Renovations lounge, kitchen, bathroom

Posted 2 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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Bathroom renovation

Posted 6 months 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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Kichen renovation

Posted 5 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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Full new bathroom needed

Posted 7 months 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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Hanmer Reno

Posted 2 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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Small bathroom reno.

Posted 5 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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Bathroom reno and more

Posted 2 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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New shower and dishwasher

Posted 2 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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Basic tiled ensuite

Posted 1 year ago

Fitting and tiling an ensuite- plumbing pipes already in

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Bathroom reno

Posted 5 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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New ensuite,bathroom and laundry renovation

Posted 5 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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New Shower

Posted 3 years ago

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

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Bathroom reno

Posted 4 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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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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Limitless Property Services

Joined December 2019

Hi there **Covid 19 update** Although I have not been around anyone that has been over seas, nor have I been over seas, I am more than happy to work in with you for your own Health & Safety. I can set up times to start after you leave, and be gone before you return. Or use the 2 meter distance rule. Please voice your concerns if you require this. My name is Dan and I am a local from Ch...

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Solarspark

Joined February 2015

We are a Christchurch based electrical service company.Solarspark can cater to all of your electrical needs from basic quick fixes through to complete installation and design procedures.All of our services are completed through to the highest standard. Solarspark 0211611743 Solarspark@gmail.com

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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Panel homes

Joined November 2017

Hi there, My names Ben from Panel Homes Ltd. We have over 20 years combined experience to which we have completed a range of smaller jobs to larger jobs. We give fast and competitive quotes and take pride in what we do.

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Tradepower Building Group

Joined January 2018

Tradepower Building Group was re-established in June 2017 due to demand of previous clients wanting custom specific building sheds and structures of various types to be built. Tradepower Building Group has expanded from private buildings into commercial builds; into the supply and partnering of other specific trades that are complementary of Carpentry; and Tradepower Building Group’s growth into...

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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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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance was born out of frustration whilst trying to solve the same problems on construction sites time and time again. After working with a crazy amount of construction companies I`m ready to change the dinosaur ways of the industry. I want to feel proud of the industry I love whilst constantly shaking things up at the same time. I want to bring modern technologie...

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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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Radics Build

Joined October 2014

New builds, renovations,fencing ,decks, rubbish removals to minor repairs not a problem. Honest and competitive pricing. And reliable any enquiries just call

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Able2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management. Im your one stop shop to take care of your project.

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit gintas.co.nz

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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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Mitre Ben Construction Limited

Joined March 2016

I am a qualified carpenter and specialise in both building & handyman jobs. Decks and fences are something I do often and I am happy to discuss what you are needing done at a time that suits you. I work with a Licensed Builder Practitioner for any restricted building work.

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L J Construction Ltd

Joined August 2019

Hi I am a qualified carpenter with nearly 15 years experience. I specialise in renovating bathrooms, building decks, outdoor areas, and fences. I have completed my apprenticeship in housing and have worked on commercial sites for the last three years. I am very professional and have an eye for detail. My quality of workmanship is second to none and my ability to complete jobs within budget and spe...

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch a We offer Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work

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Just Call Graham

Joined February 2020

Local tradesman based in Kaiapoi. No job too small. I specialise in recycling materials (particularly timber for fencing). This saves you money and the environment! I can plaster and paint - this also keeps the cost down for you. I have been working the painting and decorating business for about ten years so there's not much I don't know about plastering and painting, interior and exterior....

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Taurus Built Ltd

Joined September 2019

I started Taurus Built Limited in 2017 in Central Otago, with 1 house for GJ Gardener, a 170 Square meter deck and a single employee. Fast forward to today and we are a company with 8 Employees, operating in Central Otago/Lakes, Christchurch and surrounding areas. With a Hill job in Akaroa to an alteration in Twizel, it is safe to say Taurus Built will take on almost every construction task. Ta...

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MCD Maintenance

Joined April 2019

We've been in the trade for 14+ years. We specialize in kitchens and kitchen Facelifts ,laminated flooring, decking, fencing and general maintenance work that you don't get around to do. No job is to small for us and we pride ourselves on providing services that will make you call us again to do more work for you. Competitive pricing and can do attitude is second nature for us. We do what hub...

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Brothers Landscapes

Joined August 2013

We have been a family business for the last 17 years and offer the complete landscaping and construction package from tree felling, ready lawn, irrigation, paving, retaining walls, fencing, decks, concreting, planting, renovations, new builds and much more. FREE quote to transform your section. Experienced, professional and on time. Phone Brothers Landscapes and Construction in Christchurch for a...

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