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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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

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

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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.

Rotten floor in bathroom requiring refit

Posted 1 year ago

Insert new floor, put in new door, set bath and vanity. It is a small bathroom in a rental home which has had a leak causing the floor to rot through. The timeframe for this is important as we are keen to get it tenanted again fairly soon. Extra labourers are available to support this if required. Visits to the property are available Thursday 10th, Friday 11th. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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New shower installation

Posted 4 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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Bathroom revamp

Posted 4 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/Lounge widening

Posted 1 week 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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Bathroom renovation & possible added bedroom

Posted 6 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 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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Kitchen cupboards resurfacing

Posted 1 month ago

Resurface/replace the covers on the kitchen cupboards

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Caravan reno

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Bathroom reno

Posted 4 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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Fresh looking bathroom

Posted 1 year ago

Hi. Trying to bathroom (about 5 sq. meters) renovated for a house currently on the market, hopefully over the holidays. The job would probably entail getting rid of the bathtub and putting in a shower, changing the vanity, getting a new bowl, and reflooring.

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Re-lining bathroom

Posted 1 year ago

Hi I am doing up the bathroom in my rental house, Currently there is a very small bathroom and a seperate toilet, the adjoining wall will be bashed down to make it one room and I’m looking for a builder to re line the ceiling and wall. This will need to be done around the 2nd week of feb but will need to confirm exact dates so would need to be booked in. Please call me on ... to discuss further

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New Benchtop Supply and Install

Posted 7 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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Kitchen Benches

Posted 4 months ago

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

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

Posted 10 months 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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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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New laundry, and kitchen re model.

Posted 5 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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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 5 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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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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T Malcolm

Posted 1 month 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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Smallish bathroom, big renovation

Posted 11 months 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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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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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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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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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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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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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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 . I have 25 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . At present we are manly doing Bathroom and Kitchen up grades New ceilings and cavity sliding doors , all seam to be the go. I also have an airless spay unit for the finishing to...

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Acquired Taste Limited

Joined January 2016

Hi I have been owner/operating my Property Improvement/ Maintenance business for 4 years and have completed various large landscaping and maintenance projects. These include building sheds, timber fencing, decks, boxed garden construction, paving, laying concrete paths and driveways. External and internal painting including wallpapering. I am certified to work at height using a harness for roof p...

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Collins Carpentry ltd

Joined November 2011

ive been building for 15+ years and am still enjoying the trade. mainly work on housing/renovations, decks ect but also experienced in larger commercial projects aswell as insurance and maintenance work. A small crew of top notch guys who enjoy a laugh and working together. Always do a top quality job and complete on time. We take pride in our work and achievements and am always looking for n...

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DEJ 2 Build

Joined August 2009

Hi, We've been building new houses, renovating old ones and general maintenance and repairs for the last 20 years. We've been in Masterton since inception and have worked on jobs around Wairarapa as well as in regional parts of Wellington. While we specialise in roofing, major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadl...

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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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Asbestos Management & Removal Team LTD

Joined July 2017

Hello there, we are a team of hard working, experienced and qualified Asbestos Removalists. With 6 to 8 years experience between us we take our work very seriously, and very much respect the hazzardous materials that we remove. We also specialize in colour steel roofing and re roofing maintenance. Strip out demolition and salvage is right up our alley also. From negotiating the quote to leav...

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Framework Building and Carpentry

Joined February 2018

I am a qualified builder and LBP who has been working on high end homes for the last 16 years mixed in with some light commercial. I have recently been working as a project manager for a prominent NZ housing company so am well equipped and able to manage your entire project be it large or small, to an efficient timeline. No job is too small so give me a call to let us help you turn your dreams i...

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Manaia Build Nz

Joined February 2020

20 years experience. Renovations. Restorations. New Builds. Decks. Fences. Retaining walls. Pathways. Interior fit out. Re fit. Cabinetry and kitchen installation. Cabinet repairs. Shower installation. Wet seal. Landscaping. We do it all. Text or call 0211120046

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Water and Gas Plumbing ltd

Joined April 2015

Water and Gas Plumbing LTD are one of the largest maintenance based plumbing companies in the Greater Wellington Area specializing in all aspects of plumbing, gas fitting, drain laying, roofing and building maintenance. We use the most advanced technology in the market to effectively diagnose problems quickly. Where required we can respond with the hour for emergency work, having completed over 7...

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Beaumont mowing and maintenance

Joined June 2020

We are licensed builders with over 20yrs experience. At BMM we take pride in our work backing this up with our attention to detail and constant communication to keep the client involved with the process. We also offer a full property maintenance including, painting, internal plastering, water blasting, gardening and tree pruning, lawn mowing.

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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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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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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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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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JAMAP Property Maintenance Limited

Joined September 2017

Hi, we specialise in general handyman, property maintenance tasks and general plumbing advice. We also offer a bathroom design service. We are very professional and work hard to meet customer deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. Give us a try - you won't be disappointed.

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rack construction ltd

Joined June 2019

hi i am a builder who has 7 years experience in all fields of carpentry from new builds renovations light landscaping (fences and decks to pergolas) and i am happy to undertake even the smaller jobs from time to time.

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