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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

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.

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.

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, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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

Need new kitchen

Posted 1 week ago

Greetings, We wish to replace our existing kitchen and bathroom vanity. The bathroom vanity may require customer benchtop, similar to the new kitchen

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Converting laundry to kitchen

Posted 2 days ago

Hi Looking for advice To convert laundry area into second kitchen Thanks

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Renovation - Garage + laundry conversion

Posted 1 week ago

Attached find my thoughts around converting the Garage and laundry Area into a gaming area; I have tried to minimise altering the load bearing walls; Repurpose Bedroom 1 into a Prayer room and Laundry Prayer room - if possible to keep to minimum bedroom dimensions for future resale Make part of Bedroom 1 into a laundry + space to put a chest freezer Remove wall partition between laundry and Garage I can see that its a load bearing wall so might need to come up with some structural soluti...

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Replace Shower, Toilet, Vanity + minor repairs

Posted 1 day ago

Replace shower, toilet and vanity with new. Relocate external tap mount on block wall, minimum 500mm from fibrolite wall. Patch over exterior sheeting in 3 places. Install door stop to prevent door from creating new hole in external wall. External fibrolite sheeting will be supplied by owner. External painting not required will be by others Removal of all building waste from site.

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Water leak renovation

Posted 3 days ago

I had a slow leak from a hot tap pipe which has caused damage to bottom kick board of under sink cupboards and wet the particle board under tiles on the floor needing tile to be taken up about a meter I have 5 tile replacements kickboard replaced etc

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Laundry into Bathroom

Posted 22 hours ago

We want to convert our current laundry into a bathroom. Our current laundry sits next to our Toilet which we will then use as the laundry instead by removing the toilet so there is enough space for the washing machine. The laundry to be converted currently has a door to the backyard and a window which will remain in place. Basically we will require the installation of a toilet, basin/cabinet, shower, extrator fan and all plumbing. Tiles will be done by our tiler. The dimensions of the...

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Ceiling lift

Posted 1 day ago

need quote to lift ceiling to standard height of 2.4m or above

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Bathroom reno

Posted 1 week ago

The job involves the following: - provide a new shower and toilet to replace existing - installation of new shower and toilet - connecting new kitchen sink to water and sewage Thanks

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Repair moisture + replace shower

Posted 3 days ago

Hi There, My Husband and I have just purchased a property and we have to re-do the shower. The current tiled shower is showing en elevated moisture reading and we first would like to fix this issue. Then we would like to replace the tiled shower with a shower that doesn’t need a consent like acrylic showers. Please give us a call or email us and we will get in touch for more details. We would like the works to start as soon as possible. In addition we would like to move the hot water cylinder po...

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 1 week ago

Old bathroom needs completely replaced - all items in same location. Toilet needs to be added (currently in laundry). We will supply fittings but need room relined and fittings installed. We will get a tiler to do do the floor!

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Pakuranga bathroom Reno - builder

Posted 3 days ago

2000mm x 2750mm bathroom Shower is leaking and tiles have lifted. We need to replace the flooring for the tiler. Also would like to remove a door and make it a wall. And change the other door to swing outwards rather than inwards

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En suite Bathroom Renovation

Posted 1 week ago

Would like to: tile master and ensuite bathroom, replace the vanity (supplied), and replace the shower either like for like or with tiles. Understand the toilet needs to be lifted and adjusted for tiles. Would like you to manage coordination between yourself and the tiler with a joint quote.

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Shifting Kitchen Cabinet

Posted 6 days ago

Our fridge is just slightly too big (Just need 5 cm more) to fit into the kitchen cabinet. The kitchen floor is tiled. There is about 10 cm to the left of the kitchen cabinet which we are hoping to shift about 5 cm to the left to create enough space for the fridge to fit in. The cabinet above the fridge space might need to be replaced with a wider one.

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Seeking a Bathroom renovation in old property

Posted 2 days ago

Require full fit out - remove bath tub @ window & add shower for disability person. Also renovate toilet Add tiles behind shower & floors

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Downstairs Renovation

Posted 1 week ago

We had a water leak downstairs which resulted in damage to the wall, carpets and kitchen. We have now decided to renovate the downstairs area. Main tasks to be done are as follows; Remove existing kithen and lift ceramic floor tiles in kitchen area. Remove gib on one wall to allow for the dreaded black water pipes to be replaced. Remove carpet, linoleum and laminate flooring downstairs - (approx 70 sqm). Extend framed false wall in kitchen (current gib is stuck onto the concrete block wall...

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Some Bathroom renovation

Posted 6 days ago

Can I pls have some quotes for the below - floor tile - 600 wall height, - Shower replacement - floor board and tiling , cover the bathtub , inspect leakage and fix .. Many thanks

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Shower box installation

Posted 5 days ago

Needs to install a shower box and remove the tiled shower.

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Extra toilet

Posted 1 week ago

I have one big bathroom which contains one shower, bath tub and one toilet. I want to convert them into two and need to put one more toilet in it and have to build a wall between them and for that I need to have drafting done which is very easy and city council s permission, just looking for reasonable qout for that job

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Simple and nice

Posted 2 days ago

Mainly replacing tried hard ware, with updating the old style stepped shower box to modern shower box.

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Shower unit installation

Posted 3 days ago

The bases are done but the wall sheets and the frame with glass doors needs to be done. There are 2 to be done on the same site.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 201,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bathroom upgrade #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower installation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Refresh en-suite bathroom

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

12th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

1st January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Interior Wall Mods, and Possible Block Work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower installer desperately needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dalry bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Closet removal


26th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mel Ofa-Smith

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Laundry/Shower Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Small Bathroom Reno in Mangere

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Vanity / Toilet / Towel Rail Installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Knock down wall between entrance hallway and living room - extend living area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen renovation water damage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ensuite Bathroom Renovation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

6th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace and update custom size vanities

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Bathroom plumbing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th February 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Replace bath room shower and sink

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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SS Lining

Joined May 2012

SS Lining is proud to be one of Auckland's most respected Gib Fixers, Stoppers and Painters, with projects ranging from interior linings of medium commercial buildings to the interior and exterior painting of small flats to large residential houses.

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RvL BUILDERS Limited

Joined April 2021

Hi, I have been building for 9 years and have done a wide range of work ranging from renovations/ alterations, decks, fences, new builds, and general maintenance. Work to a high standard of workmanship, and pride ourselves on a great finished product. Best Builders Best Service

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Those Guys Pro Services

Joined September 2020

We are very professional, meet deadlines for project completion and definitely work hard. We take pride in our competitive pricing and quotes, and always stick to the budget. We offer competitive pricing and deliver a high standard of work on every job. Your more than welcome to view our facebook and instagram pages for more work and projects completed. Services include: Tiling Splashba...

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Casabello Construction Limited

Joined March 2020

Hi, we are licensed building practitioners with over 25 years experience in new builds, renovations, and additions. We specialise in complex renovations and new builds. We are honest, hard working, and detail orientated. We have excellent communication skills, can stick to a budget and deadlines, and can provide a project management platform so you can track progress. We strive to meet our clients...

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BSCONTRACTING

Joined January 2021

Hi there I’ve been building and doing handyman jobs for over ten years.we can do anything from fences, retaining walls, demolition. Any kind of any handy man work to be honest .. we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing the job on budget and on time

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Blackstone Project Management

Joined June 2019

We provide fixed price / fixed timeframe renovations for homeowners and property investors from kitchens and bathrooms through to full interior and exterior renovations, basement conversion and extensions. With extensive experience in the building and construction industry and a great team we are able to offer peace-of-mind that your renovation project will be done effectiently and to a high stan...

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KOA TILING

Joined November 2019

KOA Tiling is based in New Zealand. Specialized in all aspect of tiling. Wall, floor tiling, waterproofing, Mosaic, epoxy grouting, silicone works and underfloor heating. Also offers the best repair option with quotation. These repairs include re-tiling, re-grouting(epoxy or cement), re-silicone, cleaning, sealing. KOA Tiling will provide high-end quality work and offer the right advice...

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Retro Construction Limited

Joined January 2021

Hi, we've been providing construction services for the past 25 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 providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget.

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AWM Limited

Joined January 2018

AWM Ltd is an Asbestos and Methamphetamine removal company which is licensed with WorkSafe to remove both Class A & Class B contaminated material. Asbestos can be found in textured ceilings, cladding, fencing , lino and roofing in both residential and commercial areas. We have our own Supervisors and a Telarc Certified Safety Management System in place. Services Include: * Supply testing f...

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Diamond Renovation & Maintenance Services

Joined May 2021

We are experienced and professional team who strive to provide the best service for our customers and completing the jobs with high standard. We service throughout North Island.

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EMBARC

Joined March 2020

Hi there! I'm an Architectural Designer and Licensed Building Practitioner with experience in both new build and renovation projects. Although I am new to Builderscrack, 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 whic...

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LVOS PROPERTY MAINTENANCE LIMITED

Joined August 2020

Greetings With over 30 years experience as a qualified certified builder and with a carpentry qualification, we pride ourselves in building new houses and renovating different type of properties and also repairing. No project or renovation is ever to big for us. We will work with you together to bring any idea to life, from major renovations to smaller jobs or simply repairing a kitchen sink....

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Oncore East Auckland Manukau

Joined December 2020

We aim to provide world class property repairs, maintenance and installation services, including small to medium sized residential renovations. Feel free to contact us on the number above for a free no obligation quote. Our mission is simple "to deliver an exceptional outcome that our customers, partners and staff alike, can be proud of".

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Auckland Professional Property Maintenance

Joined June 2016

We are a small property maintenance company that was established in 1993. We specialize in residential complete maintenance ( general renovation, kitchen + bathroom, deck and fence, plastering , painting ,,,, Etc) We manage the complete job from start to finish with no extra costs. We have loads of satisfied clients all over Auckland. We are the company of experienced trade that you can trust for...

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Taki Maintenance Ltd

Joined July 2021

Hi, we are a qualified and registered building company. We specialize in major renovation and new built too. We provide all handyman services in maintenence and home renovation . We provide professional services with reasonable quotes. We are very punctual team with friendly approach.

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BSpoke Contracts

Joined October 2020

BSpoke Property Services is part of The Blackstone Hospitality Group which own Hotels, Motels, Apartment Blocks, Houses and an indoor Shopping Mall. BSpoke carryout the General Maintenance, Gardening, Cleaning and Construction Services for the Blackstone divisions but also offer 5 STAR quality to outside the Group in both Commercial and Residential Services. Consider BSpoke for your one-off,...

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AL Renovations

Joined July 2020

We are a small team of handymen specialising in small renovations and fit-outs. We have all-round capabilities that most dedicated trades cannot complete by themselves. We can also work towards a budget you have in mind and let you know how realistic that is.

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FIX N FLO

Joined July 2020

What we do We can fit your dream home’s plumbing in 3 steps: drainage, rough in and fit off. Whenever we are called to a job, we always put our customers first. We do this by providing quality services, arriving on time, and always providing our customers with multiple price points and options. This allows us to get the job done and stay affordable. Satisfaction We strive to be the best in...

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Space Building & Developments Ltd

Joined June 2021

Hi, I am qualified builder, LBP license and registered Master Builder. More than 10 years experience in construction. Running my own business to do all building works including Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations, Interior Fit-out, Cladding, Deck&Fence&Pergola&Carport etc. not a handyman but a real good builder. Would like to help out all your property needs and add valuation. very good reputation on...

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Centurion Roofing

Joined November 2014

With more than 20 years experience in roofing. We specialize in roof repair and complete Roof replacement. We offer a free Quote. We are very affordable, professional and honest. I'm a qualified Quantity Surveyor and have worked in the roofing trade as a tradesman and estimator for a number of years. I take pride in my work and value customer service and good relationships. I believe in doing t...

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