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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering renovating related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Katherine

Posted 1 year ago

Exten kitchen and bathroom

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Neal

Posted 3 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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Small Renovation/Handyman Works - Home

Posted 5 months 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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Kaboodle kitchen installation

Posted 10 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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Bathroom

Posted 6 months 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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Kitchen Renovation

Posted 11 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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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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Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 months ago

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

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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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Reno and joining main house and sleepout

Posted 1 month 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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Tony

Posted 1 year 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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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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Quote on Removing weight bearing wall

Posted 3 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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Time crucial project

Posted 2 years 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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4th bedroom

Posted 3 years ago

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

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Bach Reno

Posted 1 year 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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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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Builder required to start this week!

Posted 4 months 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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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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Natalie's kitchen

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Find Renovation Specialists in Kaipara

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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Builders Inc

Joined January 2015

Integrity Foundations: Quality - Safety - Integrity. We do any and everything to do with repiling, foundation work and floor levelling. Accept the Integrity challenge: Call us last - you'll notice a difference.

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Green stripe construction limited

Joined December 2015

We have been building new homes and building renovations both large and small for over 20 years; specialising in asbestos inspection and removal. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget and time. We are very friendly and happy to discuss any sort of job you envision.

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NZ Top Repairs

Joined November 2020

NZ Top Repairs® specialises in repairing damage to a range of hard surfaces to match their original appearance – most of our repairs look as if the damage never happened. We work on-site and can produce pristine results on nearly all hard surfaces, including: Bench tops, Tiles, Showers, Baths, Spas, Vinyl Flooring, Vanity Tops, and Hand Basins

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JC BUILD

Joined May 2020

Qualified builder, 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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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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Craftbuild Ltd

Joined June 2016

Hi, we are Trade Qualified Carpenters & Licensed Building Practitioners , we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for over the last 14 years. While we specialise in decks, Amazing spaces, major renovations and off-grid new build homes in the Kaipara District we do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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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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ProperCare

Joined June 2009

Why choose ProperCare?.... Quality work, Fast and efficient, Great communication (we'll even help with planning) Large range of jobs big or small.

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Blair building

Joined March 2015

hi,weve been building new homes for thorne group for ten years.We specialise in new homes and renovations and will work hard to achieve all budgets and timeframes.A content and happy customer is our priority.

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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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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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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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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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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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Betterbuild Limited

Joined April 2010

20 years in the building industry. Fully qualified build. Competitive prices. New Homes, Renovations, Decks, Bathrooms, Kitchens, fences we do it all. Quality guaranteed. No hidden costs. Certified builder and lbp registured - New Homes - Alterations - Extentions - Decks - Bathrooms We do it all!

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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates specialise in roof leak repair, Skylite change out. Chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning & repair. Moss treatments of roofs, concrete & paths. Detergent house washing & fly & spider treatment. Landscaping, tree trimming and all those jobs you don't want to do. Any questions please contact us through builders crack. Kind regards Steve.

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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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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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Whangarei Building and Renovations Ltd

Joined June 2019

Whangarei Building and Renovations is a small construction company based in Whangarei and Northland. We have been building and renovating houses for 6+ years, we work hard to meet deadlines and don't mind going the extra mile. we pride ourselves on a quality finish at a fair price. We offer free quotes or labour only rates.

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Whangarei Building Maintenance

Joined July 2019

With over 35 years in the building industry, we stand behind everything we do. As a Licenced Building Practitioner, Whangarei Building Maintenance is a name you can trust for high-quality workmanship and guaranteed service that our client’s value. Our Team have a 'can do' attitude and goes above and beyond to cater for each project and it's specific needs.

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