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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Renovation Specialists on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Replace kitchen tap

Posted 5 months ago

Replace leaky kitchen tap. We can buy the tap or can alternatively be supplied by tradie.

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On-suite renovation

Posted 3 months ago

We have a small bathroom and would like to create a walk in shower (wet room), will need to remove the current shower, move a wall and remove a toilet.

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Bathroom Reno- Kapiti

Posted 3 months ago

Needing someone asap to remove a wall, strip and re- line a bathroom. Also fill in a door and possibly repair some floor boards. We can do as much demo as required. Looking to get started immediately.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

To renovate three bathrooms installing 2 shower boxes and one bath tub and three toilets

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Garage conversion

Posted 5 months ago

Convert existing double garage to self-contained living space. Kitchenette and small bathroom to be included. Need to get this done asap, ideally by October.

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Kitchen Renovation

Posted 5 months ago

1. Assess whether wall between kitchen and living area is load bearing. 2. Knock wall out 3. Replace with support beam if needed. 4. Remove old kitchen cabinetry and benches. 5. Install new kitchen cabinetry, sink, oven and bench.

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TWO BATHROOMS FOR UPGRADING. APRIL/MAY 2022 START DATE.

Posted 2 months ago

We have two bathrooms for renovation in the same property: Main bathroom dimensions - just over 9 ft X 7ft; 1. Remove existing vinyl flooring, new tiles to be laid. 2. Remove existing shower unit & ideally to be tiled or re-lined with aqualine as required. New walk in shower with power head to be installed. Similar size and waste location to existing unit. 3. Bath to be removed & new bath installed in same location with mixer. 4. Remove vanity and install new unit with mixer , retaining...

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Kitchen renovations

Posted 3 months ago

hi we are after a quote for our kitchen renovations which includes moving our front door, taking down a wall to make kitchen open plan and a small porch/ entryway.

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Removal of shower stall and bath

Posted 5 months ago

To rip out existing shower stall and bath ready for installation of new

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Internal structural wall removal drawings

Posted 5 months ago

We are looking to removal a wall between two bedrooms which is structural so will need to put a beam in and get consent. Looking for drawings needed to pass consent. Wall approximately 2m long. Physical labour already secured. To be completed as soon as possible.

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New Kitchen

Posted 1 week ago

I'm looking for new kitchen cabinets, sink, oven, induction stovetop, faucet Any time frame is good!

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Bathroom and laundry renovation

Posted 1 month ago

take out old bathroom and redesign new bathroom and laundry

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Shower refit

Posted 2 weeks ago

Aqua wall lining and fixing shower floor

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Small bathroom - Walls, shower over bath and vanity installation

Posted 2 months ago

We would like to renovate our small bathroom of 3.154 m2. Images attached of current layout and new required layout. Dimensions: 1900 x 1660 Walls: 1x Back wall of 1660mm needs to be brought forward by 120mm and be aqua gib. 2x Side walls of 1780mm need to be replaced with aqua gib. 1x door wall of 820mm needs to be replaced with aqua gib. Shower over Bath: Install new bath, bath screen, bath liner, bath taps/overhead shower combo, and drainage connection. Some pipes may need...

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Alter a shop fit out and de fit another

Posted 4 months ago

Construct bulkheads, recover and reinstall a viewing window in an internal wall, install RMS shelving strips, recover and reinstall work benches (2). Defit old fitout at previous site.

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En-suite addition

Posted 1 month ago

Keen to meet with someone who can help with the addition of an en-suite to our master bedroom on the Kapiti coast

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Plumber for Ensuite

Posted 2 months ago

Remodelling walk in closet to fit an ensuite. Requiring a plumber to do the piping for shower toilet and vanity. Working with small space less than 2m x2m.

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Our Bathroom

Posted 4 months ago

Removal of a bath, shower and vanity. Install a new shower, toilet and vanity (haven't purchased). Potentially removal of existing wall linings and lino and replacement. Pretty much full reno. Concrete floor. Only time frame specification is just around how quickly the job be done (only one bathroom). Shower and vanity could be in the same location to save money. Would be good if tradie could manage other tradies required.

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Redo entire kitchen

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our kitchen is dated and needs replacing and reconfigure and a fresh pair of eyes with good ideas... Plus obviously to do the job... Best to come for a visit and look first

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Plastering, tiling, painting and small amount of building.

Posted 1 month ago

I need an extra dwang in the wall to support the range hood, then rejib, replaster, and repaint the wall. I need moulded scotia added to the kitchen wall/ceiling. I have an unfinished window that has been installed, but still needs the sills etc added to cover the reveals. I need the splashback and surrounding areas tiled. The splashback will be approx 750mm high on the wall behind the hob (approx 1050mm wide), and then approx 200mm high along the rest of the wall behind the benchtop. I also wa...

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 215,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replace shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build a bar in our living room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Find Renovation Specialists in Kapiti Coast

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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AF BUILDERS LIMITED

Joined January 2022

Hi Guys, We've been building new homes and renovating older homes for the past 16 years. AF BUILDERS LTD are a "one-stop-shop" company who can provide all subcontractors from planning to completion and the ground work subcontractors such as Registered Electricians, Certified Plumbers & Gasfitters plasterers painters tilers etc etc. Hardworking, Honest, Efficient, Humble most friendliest bunch...

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JKlass Construction Limited

Joined September 2021

Hi there we have been building for 10 plus years with experience in high end homes to small renovations. Specialise in finishing work. (Shopefitter by trade) Open to anything, Kids play houses, toys, Man caves, or just a revamp of your kitchen or bathroom. We pride ourselves in doing an A-Class job to the highest of quality. No jobs too small

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Maintain To Profit Kapiti Coast

Joined January 2019

We are a total Property Maintenance & Renovation Company. Your one-stop-shop for all maintenance, renovation and project management requirements. Everything that keeps your investment livable and structurally sound needs to be maintained and we can do this for you. We work hard to provide competitive quoting and completing all work on time, on budget and to a quality standard.

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Kitset Assembly Services Brady Building Consultants LTD

Joined April 2020

Hi , if its flatpack... you name it, we assemble it. Save yourself the time, frustration and the arguments and get your flatpack assembled by the professionals - at your home or your office. When you think of flatpack furniture, your mind typically goes towards sofas, beds, drawers, tables and office furniture. And yes, these are all very common flatpack products; however, the range of flatpack...

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The Odd Job Guy

Joined September 2021

Hi, I offer handyman services to the greater wellington area, from my base in Whitby, Porirua. I have years of experience behind me, which I use to bring you great quality work, at an affordable price.

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New Vision Enterprises Ltd

Joined May 2021

Proudly serving the greater Wellington region, providing high quality services and products relating to all aspects of Plumbing, Gas, Drainage and Roofing for both residential and commercial clients. Fully licensed and backed with a service guarantee! Call now

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Wilco

Joined November 2015

No matter what kind of plumbing issue you face, all of your needs are under control with Wilco. We provide quality plumbing repairs, modifications, and installations to the Wairarapa area. From replacing hot water cylinders to repairing broken fixtures, we're trained and licensed to handle any plumbing job, big or small.

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A k services

Joined February 2021

First!!!! A clean site is a productive site!!! I pride myself on my workmanship and completion of jobs on time. Specialist in installation of over lay flooring Ex electrician moved into the building trade.

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Aspect Builders Wellington Limited

Joined July 2020

Hi, we have over 60 years combined experience in the building industry. Extensive knowledge ranging from new builds, major renovations, site supervision, project management, civil works, no job too small or too big. We are very professional and ensure we meet deadlines within budget. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and customer satisfaction.

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Greig Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

Greig Building Solutions have a vast range of experience including new builds, alterations and extensions, specializing in decks, fences and retaining walls. Our work standard is very high and we aim to deliver cost effective solutions. We provide competitive quotes and will attempt to beat any quote.

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Building renovator

Joined March 2017

Hi, I have been building for 20 years, I am a licensed builder, and licensed plumber, and a certified water proofer. I have completed some large renovations but also do the smaller jobs as well. I like to do reno work as it is more satisfying. and pleasing the customer is my ultimate aim I can always guarantee satisfaction.

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All builds ltd

Joined February 2018

Allbuilds is new but have vast experience in the building industry. We specialise in major renovations and rebuilds and do small jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines. We provide competitive quotes and and complete jobs on time and on budget.

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DoCarpentry

Joined January 2022

Hi, I’m focusing on small carpentry jobs to do in 1-2 days and insulation, where I’ve got a large experience and can provide a professional and friendly service with tidy completion

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1Build Group

Joined May 2021

Hi, we have a 25 years experience in the building industry and specialize in renovations small or big. We can bring your project to life and endeavor to keep you involved in every process.

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Astro Building & Maintenance

Joined June 2018

With over 30 years experience in construction, ASTRO Maintenance boast a wide knowledge and skills. Based in Levin, Horowhenua ASTRO Maintenance can accommodate various jobs throughout Horowhenua, Manawatu-Wanganui and Kapiti Coast. From small maintenance repairs to all inside and outside renovations, ASTRO Maintenance provides a professional, high standard, reliable building and maintenance serv...

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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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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Sai Building Services Ltd

Joined December 2020

Sai Building Services Ltd We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles) Painting Roofing Plumbing Pl...

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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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Master Kitchens & Bathrooms

Joined December 2021

We've been designing kitchens and bathrooms for more than 10 years, we have the most experienced designer who graduated with a master's degree with the most up-to-date design ideas to ensure you have the best design. Our project management team combines all types of tradies to complete any job perfectly. Aesthetics, efficiency, punctuality, and good values are our goals. We pride ourselves on pr...

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