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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Renovations

Posted 5 months ago

Splitting house into 2 living spaces. 1.Adding a family bathroom in main house. 2.Converting family room into 2 bedrooms. 3.Updating main kitchen. 4. Moving wetback from family to living room. 5.Removing internal walls between back rooms for living and kitchen area.

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Need new shower fitting

Posted 3 months ago

Need ... showers taken out in 2 bathrooms and 2 new ... showers fitted. Not wet floor, but tiled trays. Shower fittings will be staying in same place. Would like done by Christmas if possible.

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New Kitchen

Posted 9 months ago

Hi there. We take possession of a property in Kuripini Masterton late April. We want to look at modernising the kitchen and potentially opening up the wall to the lounge to make it more open plan. So either kitchen design, or kitset plus able to faciltate / undertake structural work. We don't know whether the wall is load bearing or not. The kitchen is not large. In doing this we may also want to replace the hot water cylinder which is in a cupboard at the other end of the kitchen and...

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Architrave and Ceiling Fix

Posted 3 months ago

Need an archtirave removed and then installed. Furthermore, need help fixing some holes in a ceiling as a result of removing a wardrobe in a room. (Wardrobe may still be there and could be part of job too). Small jobs, but would like a quote. Cheers

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Chipboard floor is wet, rotting and needs attention asap. Plumber has been and advised a builder is required.

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Bathroom renovation - Plumbing

Posted 10 months ago

Disconnect and remove existing - shower, bath, sink, toilet Realign pipes to adjusted position of new equipment Connect new Bath, Shower, Vanity, Toilet

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Bathroom/Kitchen refit and Install en-suite.

Posted 8 months ago

I am purchasing a home in Masterton, 1960s build, 4 bed 1 bath home with a self contained sleep out. The main house is 160sqm and as far as I know, the kitchen in the house is original but some work may have been done to the bathroom. Plan is to renovate the kitchen to a modern standard capitalising on the open plan design of the kitchen/lounge area, renovate the exisiting bathroom to a basic standard and install an en-suite in the master bedroom, utilising space from one of the exisiting, ad...

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Bathroom floor tiling

Posted 10 months ago

Tiling bathroom floor as part of renovation. Tiles provided by owner. Underfloor heating to be added.

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Walk in Wardrobe

Posted 5 days ago

We would like a walk in wardrobe installed in our bedroom and this would involve blocking up our current doorway for the en-suite, erecting a wall with a cavity sliding door and then creating a new entrance into the en-suite, via the wardrobe.

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Downstairs unit

Posted 1 month ago

Change wash house into a Kitchenette Re size the toilet room and put a small shower in. Replace flooring with vinyl or laminate flooring. Will definitely need new plumbing work Total area size is approximately 21.2sqm Needing work to be complete by early June 2022 at the latest

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 9 months ago

Re-GIB and water proofing bathroom- it is a small bathroom about 4-5m2

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Bathroom reno

Posted 9 months ago

Looking at installing a standing shower, toilet, sink and vanity set. Changing the flooring as well.

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Kitchen Reno

Posted 1 month ago

Needing a builder to remove old hard board and install new hard board in kitchen plus install small kitchen. We will put together the cabinetry so will just require installation. Plumbing and electrical work already complete. Kitchen has already arrived and will be assembled this weekend.

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Renovate my bathroom

Posted 2 weeks ago

Replace and move shower, move bath (keeping) move vanity and replace , new toilet, replace flooring under shower, new flooring for bathroom floor and seratone for walls. Replace bathroom windows. New tapwear and fixtures. Bathroom size is 2x2.6m.

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Replace shower in ensuite

Posted 1 month ago

Shower has a leak so we want it replaced. remove old shower repair and install new one

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Wall removal #2

Posted 9 months ago

Looking for a registered builder to offer a quote for a wall removal. Doesn't look to be load bearing but we will need someone who can verify this for us.

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Bach fix up

Posted 1 day ago

Exterior and interior repairs to 2 small bachs (7x4) Jobs include : Removing windows, replacing flashings and reinstoring. Going over existing exterior wall cladding with ply or concrete type cladding. Replace a ceiling and eves. General repairs to buildings that have been left empty for 15 years or so.

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Replace shower box and separate hand basin.

Posted 9 months ago

Doors falling off old one - looking to replace current shower box and replace + maybe move hand basin a foot at most. Simple little job. If that goes ok we can talk about the three bay shed? :) Cheers

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New en suite bathroom

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking to add a new en suite to our bedroom. As this will be an additional bathroom, we are looking for someone that can assist with obtaining consent as well as the build and managing the project.

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Upper Plain

Posted 8 months ago

Renovate bathroom including replace bath with shower and new window. Reline throughout.

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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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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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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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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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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

We do building/painting/plaster and landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We strive on going above and beyond for our clients. So please feel free to get in touch for any up coming project we can help you with thanks.

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize 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 prid...

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Precision Building Projects

Joined July 2016

Precision Building Projects (PBP) is a trusted family operated building company, part of NZCB with qualified licensed buildering practitioners taking care of all your building needs. Here at PBP, we take pride in our eye for precision detail and our ability to provide work to a high standard. With years of experience, in all facets of building there is no job too big or too small. Have a look...

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Ethan Barnard construction

Joined August 2021

I am a recently established building contractor in the wairarapa with over 10 years experience in the building and roofing industry. We complete jobs to the highest standard and aim to provide with competitive quotes and lead times as well as keeping to a budget!

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Eric Bosch

Joined November 2019

Hi, we undertake all building work big and small. From new builds, to renovations/additions, decks, patios, fences, sheds, garages, concrete work, etc. Professional, Licensed, Qualified. We will make your job happen. Quality is a habit.

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Masterton Maintenance Man

Joined February 2017

Hi, I've been renovating homes for 20 years now, and now specialise as a handyman tackling most jobs. I can tile, paint, wallpaper, re-clad houses, fix locks, spruce up gardens, replace, repair and re-stain decks and patios. I can also repair or replace gutters, and clean up the outside of properties. No job too small, but a minimum of two hours (make a list of the jobs) when I arrive. RENTAL PR...

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Burgess Building Solutions

Joined December 2015

Kia ora, My name is Simon and I am the director of Burgess Building Solutions. Now in our second year of business, we have a team of 8 who have worked together on a commercial new-build and heritage restoration project. The company was built upon 15 years of carpentry experience. Most of my experience is in high end architectural housing with a brief stint in light commercial. I am lucky eno...

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Cameron Construction

Joined March 2017

Hi I am a trade professional with over 10 years of experience in the trade. Most of my time has been spent on major home renovations and architecturally designed new builds. The rest of my experience is in low scale new builds and general building projects such as decks, fencing, maintenance and repairs. I take pride in my work and can offer competitive quotes with a high quality of workmanship.

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Manaia Build Nz

Joined February 2020

Cabinet Makers. New Kitchens. Custom furniture. Entertainment Units. Shop Fit outs. Renovations. New Bathrooms. New Showers. New Flooring. Staircases. Decks. All Building works.

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Hilltop Joinery

Joined August 2021

I am an experienced carpenter/ joiner with a particular passion for making furniture and small renovation work. I am reliable, honest, conscientious and take pride in my work and have attention to detail.

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Terrene Earthworks and Carpentry Ltd

Joined July 2021

Terrene Earthworks & Carpentry is a newly established construction business working in the greater Wellington region. Director, Gareth, is a qualified carpenter and heavy machine operator with over a decade of experience.

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Brandon Richards Carpentry

Joined July 2019

Carpentry & Toughened Glass Works Awning / Pergolas Decks / Staircases Fences / Balustrades Shade Screens / Feature Walls Flooring Interior Fit out Door & Window Replacement Maintenance

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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KJR BUILDERS LIMITED

Joined November 2015

Am an honest and reliable person That takes pride in all my work. With 12 years experience in the construction industry ranging to all types of work from residential new and old builds threw to commercial and even shop fit outs. Kjr Builders Limited specialise and offers fast, effective and quality finishes to all work that is done. So feel free to contact me regarding any issues or plans that y...

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