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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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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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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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Mid to Upper Range Bathroom Renovation Costs & Ideas

Posted 24/09/14

Bathroom renovation series - The mid-range bathroom renovation. Part three in a four-part series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets and what you need to help you plan your bathroom renovation. Mid-range bathroom renovation costs ($12,000 t

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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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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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Deluxe Bathroom Renovation Costs - What You'll Get for $30,000+

Posted 01/10/14

Bathroom renovation series - The deluxe bathroom renovation. One in a series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets. The deluxe bathroom renovation $30,000 to $100,000+ The deluxe bathroom renovation may also be known as a full gut job. There

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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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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.

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 tiler.

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 tiler.

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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.

Time crucial project

Posted 9 months 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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Shower door fitting

Posted 1 year 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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Danik shower

Posted 2 years ago

Shower Installer required at Mangawhai Heads. We have a new frameless shower with a sliding glass door ready to be fitted into our renovated bathroom. The tray is in. Tiling and waterproofing have been done. The shower is a Danik kitset shower with instructions. Danik Bathroomware ( Panmure) as a company is supportive and user-friendly. Their products are all online. We just need our knight in shining armour to come and install it please! We will appreciate your care and realise it may t...

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Reno cabinet

Posted 1 year ago

Remove old vanity and replace with new one

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Minor house renovation work

Posted 1 week 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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Mgto bathroom renovation

Posted 1 year 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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New kitchen and bathroom

Posted 1 year 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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Batheroon revovations

Posted 1 year 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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Katherine

Posted 2 weeks ago

Exten kitchen and bathroom

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Convert old utility building into accommodation

Posted 2 months 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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Shower floors

Posted 1 year 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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4th bedroom

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Quote on Removing weight bearing wall

Posted 1 year 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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Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 month 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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Neal

Posted 1 year 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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Katy's kitchen

Posted 2 years ago

My kitchen is about 12 square metres. I need to dismantle and remove the existing kitchen and install a flat pack kitchen. I will be installing all new appliances including oven, hob, dishwasher. There will need to be some plumbing as well. There is some extra work around the house such as replacing some decking and replacing some rotten skirting boards.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 years ago

New bath installed, check out and fit new shower pipes. Sort walls and floor. CASH PAID.

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Update bathroom

Posted 1 year ago

We have our house on the market and the bathroom needs to be updated. It is a small bathroom and needs a new shower and vanity and probably need some work on the floor too. We are just looking for some ideas and quotes just now

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Kitchen Renovation

Posted 3 weeks ago

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

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Shower Inastallation

Posted 2 years ago

We need an Athena Alora shower installed

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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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DNT construction

Joined January 2018

We are a small family owned construction company we have been around for 3 years now. I've been building for coming on 20 years. We cover pretty much all construction. From changing door handles to building apartment blocks and everything in between. We offer quality service on time and on price. Call us any time for a free quote

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coast property service

Joined August 2017

Our primary focus is on obtaining customer satisfaction We take pride in every building project we undertake We offer promised on budget and on time completion

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Grant builders

Joined February 2018

Grant builders. Repairs and Renovation Hi I am a qualified builder, I have been building for 7 years, and completed jobs In the past, to a good quality Finnish. Im punctual and get the job completed on time and bugget. Also do Free quotes.

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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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Lee Dobson

Joined January 2015

Fully qualified licensed carpenter. pride myself on quality of work, attention to detail and keeping things open and honest. All types of building work. New builds Renovations Decks Bathrooms No job too small

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about concrete

Joined July 2011

LICENCED BUILDING PRACTITIONER Residential and/or non-residential concrete floors walls footings piles etc...FOUNDATIONS "Garea Pools Established in pool construction since 1980" Full project management or labour only options available. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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ARIPLASTERING

Joined August 2015

Hi - I'm a plaster for the last 10 years since my arrival in NZ. My work experience includes extensive commercial work on large building sites in Auckland plus four years of intense residential experience in the Christchurch rebuild. I specialise in all types of interior plastering including gib cove, cornices, fibrous plaster, skimming, large Fibafuse for structural purpose, slimlines, inside/o...

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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. I like to meet deadlines and pride myself on completing jobs on budget. I am happy to gi...

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box13 ltd

Joined October 2016

hi , we have been renovating properties for 20 years , from fitting new bathrooms & kitchens , plastering , painting , paper hanging , artistic decorating , tiling to landscaping & landscape construction including decks & patios ,verandas , gazebos & pergolas & custom made outdoor kitchens

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Haighdevelopments

Joined January 2013

Spanning four generations and over a hundred years "Haigh" builders have prided themselves on top quality workmanship . From before 1900 the Haigh name in whangarei and the north has been stamped on local icons ( Churches ,hospitals,bridges,banks,fire stations,dairy and housing. Today the third and fourth generation carry on the same quality and pride in there construction.

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Todd the Builder Ltd

Joined September 2018

Building services located in Mangawhai &surrounding area. LBP 20+ years experience, Trustworthy and reliable. Renovations, new builds, fences and decks.

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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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Ultimate Construction

Joined July 2015

Ultimate Construction is a premier construction company delivering high quality projects on time and on budget, with 20 years experience in all aspects of construction you can rest assured you have the best boutique builders in the industry. "THE DETAIL IS THE DIFFERENCE"

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Renovation New Zealand

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're a design and build renovation 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 requi...

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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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THE TILE LAYER

Joined August 2011

floor and wall tile layer, water proofing in all and any wet areas, over 20 years experience in residential and commercial tiling, stone, ceramic, mosaic, design and lay, i have done some building, plastering and painting. look at sites http://www.tilelayerhamilton.com http://www.waterproofinggroup.com

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Southern star building and maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2018

We are a small but growing business who takes on all maintenance work 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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Advancedesign Architecture

Joined October 2012

We are an experienced Architectural Design company with over 500 building consents issued. LBP registered Builders as well, so we come from a practical background. In house Engineer & Resource Consent Planner available for a complete and comprehensive design service. We enjoy creating great homes and buildings and are partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help create cost effective homes for...

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