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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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

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

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

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

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

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.

Caravan reno

Posted 8 months ago

I've taking out an old kitchen in my caravan need another one to slot straight in .

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Smallish bathroom, big renovation

Posted 1 year ago

High level summary... Smallish bathroom. Currently 6.5m2, but will be extending to 7m2. (Existing cylinder is currently between bathroom and adjoining bedroom. Remove the wall that separates the cylinder from the bathroom permanently (and the cylinder) - this area is to become part of an alcove shower.) Install new Heat Pump Hot Water integrated cylinder externally outside the bathroom. Replace bath, basin & vanity, and shower fittings in new locations. Install toilet, bath filler, recessed mir...

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New over Bath/shower screen

Posted 1 year ago

Supply and install glass bath/shower screen. Single pane screen installed by attachment to existing tile wall, approx ... (hxw).

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Bathroom revamp

Posted 9 months ago

New home with low spec en suite bathroom, looking to up spec and add walk in shower, tile floor and one wall, new vanity. Hopefully within 2-3 week timeframe.

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Kitchen cupboards resurfacing

Posted 5 months ago

Resurface/replace the covers on the kitchen cupboards

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Install shower lining

Posted 1 year ago

Install shower lining above bath in older home. Probably 3 to 4 sheets of Seratone.

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Workman’s Cottage Reno

Posted 3 months ago

New design layout for bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, storage, building consents, renovate to completion.

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Kitchen Benches

Posted 8 months ago

Wanting to replace kitchen benches and alter some units around sink. This is not a total refit.

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Strctural

Posted 1 month ago

A wall has been removed and needs to be strenthan

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Bathroom renovation & possible added bedroom

Posted 10 months ago

We are needing a full renovation done on our bathroom. We are also wanting to know the possibilities of adding a bedroom onto the home.

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New shower installation

Posted 9 months ago

Hi, Long shot I know but I am hoping there is a plumber around that may have time tomorrow 20/02 to install my shower. There is access under the house for the plumbing to be moved. Original shower drain was approx 1m away. Have been quoted $750 for the installation but they can't come until next week and I want to wash...

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Swap window for doors reno

Posted 4 months ago

Hello, we need a window dismantled and replaced with either bifolds or slider doors to outdoors. It will need a bit more cutout to fit doors in. Can easily arrange for the door to be ordered but will need to be fitted. Can start anytime soon. Look forward to hearing from you. Many thanks

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New laundry, and kitchen re model.

Posted 9 months ago

Closing in porch to create new laundry. Remove back door to make more space in the kitchen. Make new door to new laundry. Open up wall to wardrobe to create new pantry.

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T Malcolm

Posted 5 months ago

We have a 90cm rangehood that we need installed. Stand alone, wall mount. The wall is tiled. There was previously a 60cm rangehood but this has been taken down. We also want a small glass splashback put in place between the bench top and the window above the kitchen sink.

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Carpentry

Posted 1 year ago

Hi my husband has to meet a deadline as he goes overseas on 23rd June. We are urgently looking for a carpenter to assist till then. Can you help? His name is Steve, ...

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Install hot water heat pump, tile & refit bathroom-builder/tiler/sparky/plumber

Posted 1 year ago

Consent submitted. Remove existing cylinder, install hot water heat pump cylinder externally. Extend floor area (from 6.5 to 7m2)- Removing <1m of wall, and using cavity where old cylinder was. Re-line & insulate external wall. Re-line and insulate/sound-proof wall between bathroom and neighbouring bedroom. Remove old built in shower cubicle, replace with fully tiled, open, level entry alcove shower. Replace bath, basin & vanity, and shower fittings in new locations. Install toilet (curre...

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 10 months ago

A complete bathroom renovation. Stripping everything out back to framing, insulate walls, add extra toilet, upgrade shower and vanity (to a double vanity), new lighting and heating, heated towel rail, new floor covering, remove bath, upgrade ventilation.

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Kitchen/Lounge widening

Posted 4 months ago

1/ find out if structure has a load bearing beam. 2/ Demolish existing internal walls x 2. 3/ Build a floor in new space created by wall demolition. 4/ Remove external door to internal storage space and weatherboard over the door-space. 5/ Work to be done is for a 1930s cottage. Cottage size is 50sqm.

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New Benchtop Supply and Install

Posted 11 months ago

Looking to have a new benchtop installed to match the existing timber bench as shown in attached photos. Will be looking to add a tiled backsplash and a new sink as other jobs posted separately.

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Bathroom reno

Posted 9 months ago

Remove wall and rebuild extending bathroom size 700mm. Remove existing hot water low pressure system, install new mains pressure hot water cylinder. Install new plumbing for bathroom. New location for shower and bath. Existing bath/shower, vanity, and wall linings will be removed by owner prior to start. More work available. Available to start asap.

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Find Renovation Specialists in Masterton

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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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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WaiBuild

Joined November 2016

We are based in the wairarapa and are a building and electrical company. We specialise in all building repairs and renovations of older properties including heat pump installation. We work with local businesses, landlords, homeowners and property managers. We are open and honest about our abilities and workmanship some of our work can be seen on our Facebook and internet page that is currently bei...

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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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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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Holmes Renovations

Joined March 2015

Hi, I'm a professional home renovator specialising in whole house renovations. When I don't have a house on the go I like to fit in smaller jobs to keep myself busy. If you want someone who is reliable, hard working and takes pride in their work, then I'd be happy to help.

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IPGS LTD

Joined October 2011

IPGS LTD undertake all plumbing, gasfitting, roofing and heating requirements including design, concept and installation. We are specialists in underfloor and radiator heating and also gas central heating We cater for domestic, commercial and industrial sectors. IPGS LTD are also solar water heating installers and can offer a full range of solutions to satisfy your hot water requirements

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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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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 10 yrs experience. Pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Spent my time Specializing in architectural new builds/renovations. Yet Have extensive knowledge and experience doing everything from repiling to reroofing and just about everything in between. No job too small, get in contact now.

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Carpentry & Civil Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, my name is James Palmer and I'm the managing director of Carpentry and Civil Ltd. I've been in business since 2012 and have a reputation for quality workmanship. I pride myself on doing a quality job for a fair price. I believe I have excellent communication and will work with you to get your job done safely and efficiently. I have vast knowledge in experience across multiple trades and want...

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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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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . We have over 35 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . We do everything from New Kitchens /Bathrooms, Complete make overs, Tiling, Maintenance of Rentals, House Painting Just ask Now with having a Digger and Truck we are abl...

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Wilson Kitchens

Joined June 2011

My name is Dave Wilson and I own and operate Wilson Kitchens. We offer joinery and cabinet making services. We have been trading since 2011 and have a excellent reputation in wellington. Please see our website www. ... .nz or facebook page ... /wilsonkitchens to view examples of our work.

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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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adpainting

Joined May 2010

Hi there my names Arron Pahl and ive been painting for 15 years interior and exterior and i am willing to do free quotations no job too big or small. Very reasonable prices and cheaper than most trade painters. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

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Wilson Contracting

Joined June 2017

Hi i have been building for just over 11 years with most work being architectural new builds with the last 3 years being in commercial interior fitouts. I am trade qualified and have been for 5 years. I have my LBP carpentry liscence. I am very fussy with detailed work and have a huge amount of pride in my work. No job is to big or to small and i have very competitive rates.

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Wellington Roofing

Joined February 2018

Hi there For the past 5 years we have been building and renovating houses in the Wellington region. We have a core group of excellent roofer, plumbers, electricians, tilers and painters who work with us regularly. We are able to manage project of any size. We also specialise in roofing work. Wellington Roofing has been in the roofing industry for more than 30 years. We are just new to Builde...

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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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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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gjmcguire

Joined November 2014

I have been building for 25 yrs. I have been involved in commercial and residential work.My aim is to leave the job with a satisfied customer,I will undertake any type of work big or small and will give free quotes .References available

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Mike Preston Construction Limited

Joined March 2020

I am a licensed builder and have been in the building industry for 10 years specializing in renovations with a new build from time to time. Also have experience in all types on landscape construction and concrete form work, ranging from small to large projects. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines and expectations. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and completing job...

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