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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.

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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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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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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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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Are You Considering Adding an Ensuite to Your Master Bedroom?

Posted 24/11/16

Should I build another room for my ensuite or should I alter my existing master bedroom to fit one in? It might not seem like an important question, but there are pros and cons to consider for both these options... Adding an ensuite - should you extend or convert your master bedroom? Insta

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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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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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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

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Alans' Bathroom Renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Remove old bath. Install shower cubicle. Install toilet if possible. Install new Vanity unit. Install new window. New wall linings.It will probably need new pipes and electrics as the originals are still there.

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Ceiling and surfeit renovation

Posted 1 year ago

The chipboard in the ceiling and surfeit has water damage in some places and it needs attention please.

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Kitchen design, build and install

Posted 8 years ago

New house build in Twizel, looking for a kitchen design and build company to help us design our dream kitchen.

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Replace shower liner and wallboard

Posted 3 years ago

Corner shower has leaked between liner and aluminium extrusion causing damage to Gib backing over time. Hoping that shower walls can be reused just replacing liner and gib plus skirting, stopping and paint to finish.

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 11 months ago

We have a hydro (Reg 130) holiday house in Twizel and are looking to update the bathroom. The bathroom is very original with shower over bath and we’re wanting to have it gutted out, re-lined, fitted with a new shower, vanity unit and extractor fan.

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Ceiling and external renovations

Posted 1 year ago

There are water marks in my wooden house where water is leaking from the roof onto the chipboard ceiling. The chipboard overhangs are rotting and need replacing.

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Mt Michel Valley

Posted 2 years ago

I need some to draw up plans for a renovation on an old house . Strutrual beams will be involved.

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URBANZ Construction Management

Joined November 2016

Hi and welcome to URBANZ Construction Management. I have recently set up a new business getting involved in the Construction Management side of residential earthquake repairs and renovations. I feel there is a major gap in the market for experienced builders who know the nuts and bolts of managing earthquake repairs, renovations and the on-sold repair programme. I have been a builder for over...

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Daniel

Joined March 2019

Hi, I have been in the construction industry more than 30 years.I am specialise in renovations and new builds, decks and fence.I am a LBP as well. Nice to meet you and give quotes and we can work from there. Cheers Daniel

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Austin Anderson

Joined January 2010

Hi. I have been renovating and repairing houses since 1988. Bathroom renovations are a major part of my work, however, I am very happy to renovate any part of your house. Decks are a specialty. Skylights are also in my expertise. I have a team of qualified tradesmen to cover all aspects of your renovation. Covid 19 plan in place . I like to get an idea what you’d like to spend before ar...

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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts in Joinery, building, and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminum windows, and doors, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, sliding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrades, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do yo...

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NZ CCS ltd

Joined December 2019

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

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Ameribuild

Joined January 2019

Ameribuild supplies affordable, top quality windows and doors nationwide! Once you’ve decided on a material and style for your windows and doors, simply complete our online quote form and we’ll get back to you with a detailed quote. We work with a range of qualified builders throughout New Zealand to measure and install joinery, no matter where you are. Our no-pressure sales approach lets you get...

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LVL CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANTS LTD

Joined October 2021

With over 18 years experience from renovations to new builds, with a vast knowledge of how the process should work we can help you with your project including the design.

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Abacus Building Maintenance

Joined October 2014

hi i am a licensed building practioner tradesman carpenter main line of work is building maintenance of all types,i do a lot of bathroom renovations supply and install working with only registered tradesman all types of work undertaken

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch a We offer Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work

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Flush & Flow Plumbing & Gas

Joined September 2020

Jorden is a Certifying Plumber and Gasfitter in Christchurch with over 10 years of experience and knowledge in all aspects of Plumbing and Gasfitting. Every job undertaken is completed to the highest standards with up to date thorough knowledge of all codes and regulations in place. Workmanship guaranteed! All jobs are competitively quoted and completed within reasonable timeframes.

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate WBH operates with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality and ef...

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M and K Electrical Inspectors

Joined September 2021

Domestic, Commercial and Industrial. Electrical Inspector Electrical Warrant of Fitness (EWOF) for your caravan, motorhome, mobile food van or boat. Hazardous Areas, Fuel pumps, Spray Booths Rewiring New Builds & Alterations Insurance Hot Water Cylinders Gas Changeovers Ventilation & Heating Bathroom & Kitchen Mains & Switchboard Upgrades Fiber/TV installation (Home Ne...

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Cadmy Builders LTD

Joined August 2011

We've Build in New Zealand since 2004 and other 15 years over seas.. I'm member of Certified Builders association and License Builder Practitioner, We are a small team of two ready to take over any jobs big or small. Alterations, Renovations, Extensions, New Build, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decks, Pergolas, etc... We have good recommendations at competitive price with a high standard quality. We c...

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Limitless Property Services

Joined December 2019

Hi there, Dan, owner operator of Limitless Property Services. Currently providing the Canterbury region with complete building and landscaping works. -Qualified LBP builder (Licensed Building Practitioner accredited) with over 15 years experience in carpentry. -Skilled excavator operator with over 3 years experience in landscaping and heavy civil works. With our own truck, digger and bu...

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Craig Tapuvae

Joined April 2021

Self Employed Contract Builder with over 10+ years in the construction industry. Specialise in Renovations, new builds, earthquake repair and also Project Management. Provide competitive quotes to suit the budget of the client and Deliver a high standard of work.

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Sembel it

Joined February 2021

Big or small we do it all. 20 plus years industry experience. Honest and quality workmanship with reviews to back up. Price competitive and we go the extra mile Police vetted. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We aim to exceed your needs and expectations.

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R1 homes

Joined January 2022

Hey been building for the last 8 years have got my own company. I do a lot of residential housing, Reno’s, decks/fencing, landscaping, Handyman work I have a great work Ethic and time management to get the job done well and on time.

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Dave Parker Builder

Joined June 2019

Hi I am a quilified carpenter with over 10 years experience in the building trade. I have had extensive experience in all types of residential work. While I have specialised in new homes, renovations and restorations. I also enjoy doing small jobs. I take great pride in all jobs I do big or small. So if you need a door fixed, a house built or anything in between I look forward to providing you wit...

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Kharl Tiling and Contracting Services

Joined March 2015

Kharl Tiling and Contracting Services is duly operated within Christchurch and neighbouring town. Specialising in commercial, residential and Architectural tiling. NZQF Level 4 (BCITO) Floor and Wall Qualified tiler and certified waterproofer on board. Very professional and work hard to meet deadlines set by a client to the highest standard. I always providing competitive quotes according to the c...

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