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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Rebuild

Posted 1 year ago

remove and replace shower unit and vanity

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Bach renovation

Posted 1 year ago

We would like to do a basic renovation of our old bach. Basics include replacing floors, pile repairs, lining some walls, some external recladding, new kitchen, new bathroom, fencing, repainting, adding a dividing wall to large space to make two rooms. We would like someone local that can project manage and coordinate trades as we live in Auckland.

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Shower

Posted 11 months ago

Take out shower, lift lino floor,fix timber base floor, if needed. Replace with new shower. Finish with tile floor

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House Renovation

Posted 10 months ago

I’m looking for the renovation works of a property that is currently unoccupied. In summary, some of the works required. Exterior works: Repair of 4 windows including strip/prep/putty/replace hinges and hardware on 4 windows including a French door. Water blast and painting exterior Minor roof path up Replace rotten facia and decorate Repairs to Rot in South West corner ie weatherboards, scribblers/box corner Make good front steps/deck/handrail Replace rotten facia and decorate Repl...

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Wet room/ walk-in shower

Posted 6 months ago

Complete bathroom refit for a disabled user.

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Shower insulation

Posted 2 months ago

Aqualine behind shower tray already in shower insulation This property is just outside north police border

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Waterproof floor,fit new shower.fit new vanity and tile bathroom

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Reno and joining main house and sleepout

Posted 1 year ago

Good afternoon, Our place has a 50m2 main house and 45m2 sleep-out, both good build. They are fairly close together. The main house is on piles, the sleepout on a concrete slab. so different height roof and floor level The build would include: -joining the two house the new floor would be same level as sleepout so a concrete slab. -opening up the back of the house and the sleep out walls where the join will be to have a more open plan area. (so adding support beams...etc) -adding a proper...

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Renovate 2x bathrooms

Posted 9 months ago

I have 2 x small houses and the showers in both are leaking. Need to stop the leaks and do a few other small modifications/tidy ups to the bathrooms. Let me know if you're keen to have a look and give me a quote.

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Settlement Rd Bathroom + Ensuite renovation

Posted 2 months ago

1x Bathroom & toilet room renovation 1x Ensuite renovation Adding 1x toilet to main bathroom. Replace 2x existing toilets, 2x existing vanities, 2x existing showers + new handwash basin in toilet room. Tiling in both rooms. New toilet would require plumbing to run through concrete floor.

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New shower floor and ceilings

Posted 7 months ago

Our wet area shower floor has sunk and needs to be repaired urgently. We are needing ceilings in the bathroom, passage repaired also.

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Builder required to start this week!

Posted 1 year ago

Gib sheet replaced in one wall in toilet Old carpet removed in preparation for new carpet and tiles Install 6mm tile and slate underlay installed in bathroom,laundry and toilet in preparation for tiling(If can tile too that is also required) Architraves measured and installed throughout house Old wall closed up correctly Builder required to start this week!

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Shower installation

Posted 7 months ago

Remove existing bath with shower over. Remove existing wet wall lining surrounding the bath. Install new ... acrylic shower. Supply and install new gib to make good the wall. Plaster and stop as necessary ready for painting. Supply and install new wooden trim as required to make good. Remove demolition and building rubbish. I have a plumber available to work with the builder. The shower will arrive week starting 31 May. Work can start immediately. We would like the job finished by end June.

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Small Renovation/Handyman Works - Home

Posted 1 year ago

Looking to renovate a small sun room area, touch up paint throughout the house and a few other small fix ups. Just a general tidy up in view of selling the property.

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Bathroom

Posted 1 year ago

Remove dividing wall between bathroom and toilet, block off 1 of the doors, replace toilet and sink, install bath with shower over, fit wall lining. (very small bathroom)

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Replace or Repair Rimu Tongue and Groove portico archway.

Posted 10 months ago

The archway shown below needs . Varnish/ Lacquer has peeled and faded. We would like a price to replace with new TG&V. Price both Cedar. (stain will be supplied) or pine painted white. Or price to strip back existing and paint white. portable scaffolding will be required.

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Basic Bathroom makeover

Posted 1 year ago

This is an old villa - with a bathroom coming off the lounge area that houses a bath, toilet and laundry area. we want to remove bath and remodel bathroom area - laundry tub moved from one part of the room to another ( where the bath was) , shower installed where the laundry tubs was . update toilet - but not moved . Replace rotten boards. build bench top that washing machine, dryer can sit under. Alos replace vanity - but in roughly the same place There is also an outside door that n...

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New Bathroom

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, we need a toilet, shower unit and vanity installed into a new build sleep out in Mangawhai. We are keen to get this done before Xmas! Cheers

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Bathroom conversion

Posted 9 months ago

We have a spare room in our house that we'd like converted into a bathroom,which will include shower, bath,toilet and vanity. Our original bathroom will also need an upgrade if suited party would like to do this as well,but main job is the conversion

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Kaboodle kitchen installation

Posted 2 years ago

Approximately 10 cupboards three drawers 2 small benchtops to be assembled and fitted, , this is a kaboodle kitchen and no plumbing or electrical need to be done.

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Find Renovation Specialists in Kaipara

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SJ Walker Builders ltd

Joined October 2020

SJ Walker Builders ltd specialise in renovations, maintenance and demolition. We are a small hardworking team who demonstrate quality workmanship and attention to detail.

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NJB CONSTRUCT LTD

Joined November 2016

We are a building contractor that specialise in - Commercial Interior Fit Out Residential Renovations Timber & laminate Flooring Kitchen & Bathroom Reno’s Exterior Decking & Fencing We are by no means your cheapest contractor out there but when you click to go with NJB, you can be guaranteed quality workmanship along with constant communication throughout your job leaving you with a c...

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Belac Builders Ltd

Joined February 2021

Hi, I've been building for 8 years doing quality residential and light commercial renovations, Additions, Pergolas ,Decks and Fences, I pride myself in punctuality and finishing work the way I would want it in my own home -Bcito qualified -Licensed building practitioner Instagram : Belacbuilders_ltd Facebook : Belac builders LTD

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Studio Sio Ltd

Joined April 2021

Hello, my name is Shanta Trusewich and I run Studio Sio. I am an interior and architectural designer, with over ten years experience in both NZ and NYC. I design and project manage residential; retail; hospitality; and office projects, collaborating on client briefs and manifesting them into spaces that are functional, well crafted, and beautiful. I can provide 3D renderings, plans to build...

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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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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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JC BUILD

Joined May 2020

Qualified builder,LBP, new builds, renovations small or large. Decks, retaining walls, pergolas, carports. For all your carpentry needs, I take pride in my workmanship and taking care of my clients needs. Always happy to hear what you need done. For a free quote get in touch. Cheers

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Mountfield Contracting

Joined July 2013

Hiya, we are a locally based small business run by Oli and Hailey. We specialise in residential and commercial landscape construction and property maintenance. We have been in business for over 14 years and cover the greater Auckland and Waikato areas.

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Clayton Hicks

Joined September 2019

I’m a hard working and reliable carpenter with many years of experience and an eye for detail. I currently work full time for a high end builder working on multi million dollar architectural homes that only the best will do. I’ll be available after hours and weekends for anything from those small annoying jobs to decks and renovations. (Currently due to covid restrictions we cant get to our us...

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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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MPV Building Services Ltd

Joined August 2011

Been living and working out west for over 30 years. I'm into doing it right first time. Satisfaction guaranteed. Dislike people being ripped off. Fully equipped utes for a quick no mess, no fuss job. All debris removed. Hard to find good reliable help these days. In my time I have done a multitude of various types of jobs and projects. Some of these include Walkways, Bridges, Stairways. Various...

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Parsons builders

Joined April 2017

35+yrs building new homes pre- fabs renovations cabins painting no lbp license overseeing jobs start to finish all the knowledge + experience to get the job done +a great team of guys

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Boost Construction Limited

Joined January 2014

Boost Construction Ltd have been building and renovating quality homes for the past 15 years. While we specialise in renovations and new builds we enjoy smaller jobs and can met the clients needs with competitive quotes and timelines. We are a professional small building team and are keen to help you with your next project. We are fully insured and are LBP registered.

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cadplanz

Joined July 2011

I am a building technologist specialising in all forms of residential construction - from earth to steel & glass I have Site 2 and Design 2 licenses form the DBH

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Five Star Contractors Ltd

Joined August 2015

Five Star Contractors Ltd are a registered NZ building company with qualified, licensed and insured tradesmen. Specializing in all aspects of residential building services from Re-Clads, New Builds, Extensions, Renovations, Alterations, Demolition, Decks, Fences, Landscaping, Concrete, Earthworks, Transport, Backyard Clean Ups, Maintenance and Organising All Other Trades. We can provide free quote...

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Waynes Painting

Joined November 2017

Hi.. Ive been painting houses for the last few years and have also done alot of my own renovation projects so am handy with many areas. I am cheap and like to do long hours. Happy to do small jobs as well.

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Bricon Building & Construction Ltd

Joined December 2020

Hi, Whangarei based small Business with LBP Builder and apprentice . 14 plus years experience in the industry covering a wide range from residential to Commercial. New Build , Extensions , Renovations , Kitchens ,Bathrooms, Decks Pergolas ,Fences , sheds and the list goes on . We here at Bricon Pride our self's in doing a quality job completing in the time frame and budget set out. Even goi...

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Southern star building and maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2018

We are a small but growing business who take on all general maintenance and carpentry work in and around your property. All jobs undertaken from small to large. Workmanship and quality guaranteed. We offer competitive quotes and meeting of deadlines.

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MCN Property Solutionz

Joined January 2010

We are based in Mangawhai Heads and offer a one-stop shop for your building needs. The services we can organise - on your behalf - include tiling, painting, gibstopping, electrical and plumbing, as well as general building work and repairs. We have worked on a wide range of projects, from tiling a splashback to renovating a house, so can truly say no job is too big or too small. We offer compe...

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JC Repairs Bream Bay

Joined June 2018

Owner operator, completing interior & exterior renovations and repairs including decking, retaining, fencing and general handyman work over the last 25 years. I also specialise in swimming pool & spa installation and maintenance and can sort your small excavation jobs as owner operater of a 1.8 tonne digger. Kaboodle Kitchen, Bunnnings preferred installer. I like to meet deadlines and pride mys...

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