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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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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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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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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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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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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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Deluxe Bathroom Renovation Costs - What You'll Get for $30,000+

Posted 01/10/14

Bathroom renovation series - The deluxe bathroom renovation. One in a series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets. The deluxe bathroom renovation $30,000 to $100,000+ The deluxe bathroom renovation may also be known as a full gut job. There

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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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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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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 tiler.

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

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

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 tiler.

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

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

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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.

Bathroom reno

Posted 5 months ago

Smallish bathroom. Currently 6.5m2, but will be extending to 7m2. Remove bath, shower unit, sink & vanity, bathroom cabinet, and existing cylinder which is in a space behind a wall between the bathroom and the adjoining bedroom. Remove the wall that separates the cylinder from the bathroom permanently - this area is to become part of an alcove shower. Install heat pump cylinder outside the house just outside the bathroom. Install new standalone bath (taps and waste in similar position to current...

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New Bathroom

Posted 7 months ago

Bathroom relined, bath removed, floors tiled, New lights and plugs. New basin

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New over Bath/shower screen

Posted 4 months ago

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

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New bathroom

Posted 8 months ago

We need a complete new bathroom - take out spa bath, cupboards and shower. Re line ceiling and walls, new flooring

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Bathroom renovation 2

Posted 9 months ago

Remove old shower and replace with new shower. Dependant on evaluation of this job may require extra work eg flooring. Hoping can replace existing walls with new shower board but need advice.

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Shower mixer installation

Posted 7 months ago

Need a shower mixer installed asap

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 9 months ago

Remove old shower and replace with new shower. Dependant on evaluation of this job may require extra work eg flooring. Hoping can replace existing walls with new shower board but need advice.

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Re-lining bathroom

Posted 5 months 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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Josie's shower

Posted 7 months ago

I need a plumber to come in and change my shower head and mixer. I need an low/unequal pressure mixer. I have just purchased a Felton mix shower wallset WWSD2. Can I have quotes please.

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Build me an ensuite

Posted 11 months ago

i want a ensuite built in what i snow sunroom. will need wall built as well and other half of sunroom to be wardrobe. plumbing should all be close by as behind main bathroom

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Greg - Chapel Street

Posted 9 months ago

Currently we have an older house with a seperated kitchen and living area. I would like to remove the internal (red) wall and extend two external walls (green) to increase the area. We also have a window we would like closed in to allow gas hot water system to be installed.

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Fresh looking bathroom

Posted 5 months 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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Kitchen makeover

Posted 11 months ago

Want to keep what ii can and replace all doors, add new ones, build pantry in old gap where cupboards now are but old range would've been, etc etc, instal oven and new hob.

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Install shower lining

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Rotten floor in bathroom requiring refit

Posted 4 months 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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Lee Matthews

Posted 8 months ago

Need bathroom and toilet full renovation...with gas water installed..

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Bathroom Renovation - Blank Canvas

Posted 7 months ago

Bathroom 2x3m needs rebuilding. Old bathroom has been removed and gib taken off. Needs new gib - walls and ceiling and a new floor as old one is particle board which has swelled, joists appear fine. Plumbing layout pretty much the same as current - all pipes have simply been capped. Minor electrical work to install extractor fan but wiring already in place so its simply relocating. Looking for ideas - vanity, bath and shower box plus flooring. Could do paint finish with some tiling around...

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Bathroom refurbishment

Posted 9 months ago

Hi. We need to replace the current bathroom door with a sliding door. Repaint throughout, replace floor (extent unknown, could be just a matter of replacing the lino with something nicer), replace the vanity, and add a high volume extractor fan. There might also be a bit of a leak issue behind the shower. Basically, we need to fix the current issues and make it look nice. We don't need anything too flash, but different budget options and ideas would be appreciated. Cheers.

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Callum

Posted 10 months ago

Wanting a splashback in kitchen

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3 Flats Renovation

Posted 1 year ago

3 Flats in need of renovation. Including new plaster board, insulation, stopping, painting, new carpet, tiling. Flat pack kitchens x3 will be supplied. Bathroom furniture will be supplied too. I'm looking for someone who can take on the whole renovation. Full details and scope of works available via email. John

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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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Truline Group NZ

Joined May 2018

Truline Group's building contractors are specialists in building fences, decks, garden sheds, pergolas & retaining walls. Over the last 10 years we have built a brand of assurance providing a reputable service throughout the lower North Island.

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Qian

Joined April 2018

I've been doing new builds and renovations for about 10 years. i specialise in major renovations and new builds also would like to do some smaller jobs from time to time.

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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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MS Construction

Joined May 2019

MS Construction have been operating for 15 years and carry out a full range of building and construction services. We also offer full glazing services including double glazing

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Wairarapa Consultants ltd

Joined November 2016

We are a small business that works with home-owners and businesses and everything in between. From simple jobs to managing projects, property maintenance and reviewing health and safety plans and policies. Small jobs and big jobs, let us quote you. Check out our website wairarapaconsultants.co.nz or wairarapabuilders.co.nz

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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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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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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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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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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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brendanbuilt

Joined September 2016

Hello, Iv been in the building industry for over 15 years, im 100% BCITO qualified. I can get personal references from my training organization and previous employers. I have contractors insurance so rest assured your job will get done. I can do all types of building, all things considered. I have access to most tools and equipment, a diesel van and tandem caged trailer. So I can do all demo...

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Wilson Interiors Ltd

Joined June 2011

My name is Dave Wilson and I own and operate Wilson Interiors Ltd. 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.wilsoninteriors.co.nz or facebook page facebook.com/wilson.interiors.ltd to view examples of our work.

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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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Maco Developments Limited

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 plumbers, electricians, tilers and painters who work with us regularly. We are able to manage project of any size.

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Kitchen projex 2007Ltd

Joined July 2013

Hi,im Patrick Bryant owner of Kitchenprojex.We offer a full range of kitchen options from design to completion. We can complete the intire job for you including relining walls and gib stopping.we supply plumbing an electrical schdules to work in with other subbies. Olso do bathroom renovation and timber joinery maintenance. Thanks Patrick.

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SLA Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2018

We specialise in property maintenance, repairs and renovation, kitchen installation and bathroom renovation, tiled splashbacks and hearths, timber furniture and joinery repairs, painting and decorating, flatpack assembly, fence building and repairs and all general handyman services.

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Homeworks Property Maintenance

Joined January 2019

Hi, I am a Sole Trader in the Wairarapa providing high quality and fair pricing on a range of small jobs. Building & Handyman work. Also Painting Interior and Exterior.

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BuildPoint ltd

Joined November 2017

Construction & Property Maintenance Building energy efficient, comfortable and affordable homes for Kiwi families is at the heart of what we do at BuildPoint. Our company has been successfully providing the people of Wellington Region with the very highest standard of building services for many years and we are immensely proud of the reputation we have built up as a small but professional, fu...

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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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