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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

Reno cabinet

Posted 2 years ago

Remove old vanity and replace with new one

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Kitchen Renovation

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, we're looking for quotes for the building work to remove the existing plasterboard of our kitchen (and some boxing around the edge of our kitchen) and reline with new plasterboard. This would include removing and relining the existing ceiling.

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Batheroon revovations

Posted 2 years ago

I have a bathroom and en suite which both are not large. I am going to tile the floors and walls and are want a builder to reshape the particle board floor in the shower areas so we have walk in showers. House was built in 2000.

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Shower door fitting

Posted 2 years ago

i have a glass shower door to be fitted across the front of an alcove, roughly 1400mm wide with a door in the middle. fixing one side into concrete block, other side to timber.

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Quote on Removing weight bearing wall

Posted 2 years ago

We are looking at renovating our kitchen area which would require removing a weight bearing wall. The builder suggested we get an engineer to have a look at it. would like to get a quote.

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Mgto bathroom renovation

Posted 2 years ago

bathroom renovation with wooden floor formed for level entry angle corner tile shower,plumbing,tiling ,electrical work needed. Approx. 6m2

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Shower floors

Posted 2 years ago

we have an en suite and bathroom that we are going to tile the floors and walls. we need a builder to reshape the particle board floors to slope to the waste in the shower areas so we can make walk in showers. House was built in 2000.

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Katherine

Posted 1 year ago

Exten kitchen and bathroom

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4th bedroom

Posted 2 years ago

We want to relocate 2 internal non loading bearing walls to provide a small 4th bedroom

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Remove old shower , frame up for glass shower , move toilet into laundry that’s part of bathroom .. remove laundry sink

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Tony

Posted 10 months ago

This is a fairly basic Reno, i will knock out a wall strip the room and re line ready for tiler to work his magic, Room will have tiled shower level floor, toilet and hand basin. Also thinking underfloor heating. So I'm mainly calling for a tiler that's keen and will do a great job!! Keen to start this little project asap so would like to lock some dates in....

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Kaboodle kitchen installation

Posted 2 months 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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New kitchen and bathroom

Posted 2 years ago

We want to remove load bearing walls to make it open plan kitchen-lounge, and put in a new kitchen. We also wanted to renovate the bathroom next to the kitchen and move the wall to make the area bigger.

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Kitchen Renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Need to dismantle existing kitchen to replace with a new one, which will be provided! Thanks

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Neal

Posted 2 years ago

Full reno inside an out. Installing insulation where needed, replace gib an plaster an paint inside an outside. New kitchen New floor covering

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Time crucial project

Posted 1 year ago

I am wanting a 4.5x6M addition built onto the house (chip floor on piles with hardiplank cladding and iron roof) for a kitchen. Also inside the house a ensuite and walk in robe to be built plus a few walls to be built and removed, three windows to be shuffled about the project and 2 new external doors to be added. Builder estimated 4wks for total job but is now unable to start when they were supposed to, which was in 2 wks time. Job has been delayed 6-8weeks. Time is crucial, I can't wait that l...

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Convert old utility building into accommodation

Posted 1 year ago

We have a small utility building (approx 33m2) that we would like to convert into a small studio-type accommodation. The building is an old powerhouse so we want to highlight this history and go with an industrial style. We have some ideas of what we want but we are looking for someone to help us with all aspects of this project from concept design through to project completion and council sign off.

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Natalie's kitchen

Posted 4 months ago

have purchased cabinets,and bench top need them installed. am ready anybtime after next week.

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Minor house renovation work

Posted 1 year ago

We have a house requiring some minor plastering and building work done. House is 1930's brick clad bungalow. Would like this work quoted to be done as soon as possible before winter. Job list: 1. Gib board replacement or patch-up where kitchen units were removed - optionally supply and install a french exterior door in the former kitchen (brick cladding will need to be cut to accomodate); 2. Additional Gib repairs where plumbers have cut away to do pipework; 3. Remove and restore or...

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Bach Reno

Posted 6 months ago

We currently have a wardrobe in our bedroom that we would like to convert into a bathroom. Just a toilet basin and shower and tiled floor. All the plumbing is available as there is a toilet and basin on the other side of the wall. The job would include drawing and getting council approval and hopefully finish by Christmas 2019. We can supply the vanity as we would also like the other one replaced. Thanks.

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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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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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Sergeant Builders Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi, we are a building company based in Whangarei, but happy to travel. We do everything from small fencing and deck jobs, to renovations and new builds. Please contact us if you have any questions

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Embarc Architectural Design

Joined March 2020

Hi there! I'm a freelance Architectural Designer and Licensed Building Practitioner with experience in both new build and renovation projects. I can provide you with a variety of services from Conceptual Designs, Resource Consents through to Building Consent documentation ready for approval. I pride myself in open communication, accuracy and professionalism which has enabled me to see out hu...

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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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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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Breckon Builders Limited

Joined April 2017

Hi, we specialise in all aspects of building, major renovations, new homes and small jobs also. we pride ourselves on workmanship, professionalism and providing competitive no surprise quotes and then completing the job on budget and on time. We are also members of New Zealand Certified Builders offering the 10 year halo guarantee, Trade Qualified & Licensed Building Practitioner.

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CMA Electrical

Joined August 2019

Family ran local electrical business with over 20 years experience in the trade carrying out a variety of work from basic maintenance to new builds and solar installations. We believe in offering all our customers great value for money.

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Express Tiling Limited

Joined October 2018

Express Tiling Limited are a tiling services and renovation bathroom business. We are an Auckland based business with nearly 10 years experience in the tiling and related services. This includes under floor heating, waterproofing with PS3 author , tile installation and renovation work. We have established a good reputation with a number of housing companies and developers including Fletcher and do...

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Independent Building Contractors

Joined May 2017

Hi there, we've been in business since 2017 building Architectural homes and renovating and restoring bungalows and villas for the past 15 years. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on quality workmanship on all projects and completing t...

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advanced property maintenance

Joined May 2016

We specialize in building and maintenance work . Spouting and timber fences, house repairs Free quotes available We also offer a house washing and waterblasting service with a hot and cold high efficiency washing system Chemical soft washing Pressure washing.

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Renovation New Zealand

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're a renovation design company based in Whangarei. We get our kicks out of helping homeowners achieve their renovation dream. We often meet homeowners that have been dreaming about a renovation for a long time. The trouble is they are not sure if their renovation is even possible or where to start. There are a number of things than can trip up an idea - local council requirements,...

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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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AB Building

Joined January 2019

Hi, previously trading as Blood Sweat and Tears, partner has moved on now trading on my own. I can provide competitive quotes for a variety of work and I will try to work within your time frame.

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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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Mark Topliss

Joined October 2017

Hi I am a trade qualified Licensed Builder with 37 years experience specialising in renovation and repair work utilising old school skills and a high standard of finishing work in both Residential and Commercial.

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Dymond Construction Ltd

Joined January 2020

Welcome to Dymond Construction. We build new homes and renovate old ones. With an eye for a crystal diamond finish, our professional team of tradesmen are more than able to help you complete that long overdue project or build that dream home for you and your loved ones. No job is too big or small for our team. We take tremendous pride in being a "One-Stop-Shop" offering our own Builders, Elec...

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New Vision Building and Construction Ltd

Joined October 2016

Welcome to New Vision Building and Construction Ltd. As a member of the Licensed Building Practitioners Board we specialise in new homes, renovations, additions and alterations. Get in touch to begin the process of creating your dream home. We look forward to hearing from you.

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T.M.D Services

Joined September 2018

Hi, my name's Tom. I am a, honest reliable person that will not charge through the roof. Happy to come and visit to run through your options. Weather it be a leaky tap or a bathroom renovation, I will endeavour to provide you with a quality service.

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Northland Property Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *10+ Years building Experience. *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool - statutory - Vehicle. *Fork lift - High Reach Oper...

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