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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Kitchen , laundry and bathroom renovation

Posted 4 weeks ago

Basic kitchen and bathroom renovation. Kitchen renovation includes dishwasher installation, bench top and sink change, cabinet change Bathroom shower curtain need to change as glass cube Laundry sink need to be changed Floor vinyl need to change light colour or something new

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 months ago

Bathroom needs major modernisation. I want to replace the everything, and switch the placement of the bath and basin. Along with replacement of fittings and lights. The size of the bathroom is approximately 1.7 x 2.7m - 4.6m2. It is a full house, so use of the shower throughout would be ideal (where practical). I want to get the job done in a fairly timely manner once it is begun.

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Full kitchen renovation

Posted 1 day ago

Around mid feb I will be getting sent down from Auckland a complete new kitchen that I would like to be installed into my old kitchen. There will be a wall to take down, and likely a lot of measuring to get things in the right place. My budget is 15k and would like the work done hopefully in March or April. Needing someone who can take down a full kitchen and install a complete new one, oven and all. Thanks

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Replace old shower

Posted 1 month ago

We have purchased a new shower and fittings. The new shower is the same dimensions as the old one. Looking for someone to install the new shower, and plumbing as necessary.

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Ensuite fix up

Posted 1 day ago

Old shower needs taking out znd new one installed. Because it was leaking the wall behindsy need replacing. Stripping of wall paper and replastering, have walls in bathroom ready hor painting to finish off. Old toilet removal and new toilet installed

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 week ago

Remove a wall between toilet and bathroom and install a bath.

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Kitchen Cabinet Respray/Paint

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, looking for a quote to respray/repaint kitchen cabinet, drawers & doors please. Large sized kitchen including pantry, and floor mounted and wall hung cabinets. (Haven't had this type of work done before, so I have no clue about how it works, or the costs, but we are flexible, and ready to go when you are!) Thank you!

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New bathroom

Posted 3 months ago

Need plans drawn up to have bath and toliet added to existing laundry area

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Granny flat flood damaged

Posted 2 months ago

Our flat downstairs was flooded it now requires replacing plaster board 1 metre high off the groumd around the flat. Floorig in the kitchen and bathroom . Refitting kitchen cabinets and shower and basin. Replacing door .

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Plan needed for council permit please

Posted 3 months ago

Am wanting to add a toilet and bath to an existing laundry Need plans to get council permit before the work can begin Is there a builder out there that can assist with this please

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Full shower replacement

Posted 3 months ago

Old shower to be rip out new linings to be put on and any water damage areas fixed then new shower to be installed

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Full Bathroom Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Full strip out of bathroom. Installation of: *new ceiling *walls *new shower over bath at opposite end of where it is placed now with a glass door. *New wall hung vanity *Replace bottom wood of window *Install cavity door. *Extractor fan *vinyl flooring *Towel rails and mirror etc *painting and plastering. We would like someone that is able to do the painting and plastering aswell and ideally someone that organizes the electrician and plumber to come in when they are ready so th...

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Old Barn tidy up

Posted 3 months ago

I have an old barn that needs to be stripped out and tidied up with a mezanine floor and stairs and some lining done. Wanting a basic job done and also some cabinetry installed as well. i can source most of the materails, looking for a labour only rate.

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Wash house/laundry

Posted 4 days ago

We have new wall mounted cabinets to be fitted and installed. These new cabinets are wall mounted so walls require extra strengthening

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Build bathroom onto sleepout

Posted 1 month ago

Build bathroom for shower, toilet, washing machine facilities onto single garage sleepout.

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Replace shower and vanity

Posted 1 day ago

Install new shower and vanity in bathroom. Surrounding structural work required to replace rotten timbers/panels. Preferably done asap.

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Shower an bath replacement

Posted 1 month ago

Need to replace my current bath as there is a hole in it. Also my shower framing has rotten away an moisture has gotten into behind it. Have been told the whole thing needs to be replaced. I dont care if i end up losing tiles happy for it to be replaced by plastic backing. i just want a usable bathroom

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Garage and Ensuite Addition

Posted 3 months ago

We have Building Consent to put garage and ensuite addition to our house, conventional timber construction, rock cote exterior and rib raft slab floor

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Shower installation and removal of chubb bath

Posted 2 months ago

Removal of chubb bath and install 900 x 900 shower, necessary plumbing thats required from a certified plumber and a little tiling job

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Changing existing laundry (that already has a toilet) into a small bathroom.

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have a laundry that has a toilet already. I want to move the washing machine to the garage and add a tub in the garage as well. Then I want to add a shower and small handbasin in the existing laundry to create a small bathroom.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 214,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Ensuite Bathroom Addition

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Cabinetry Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

new ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Shower replacement #2

Work carried out by a subcontractor

1st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small ensuite renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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ER Plumbing Limited

Joined February 2017

ER Plumbing Ltd is a specialist emergency plumbing repair and maintenance business. We also do small bathroom and kitchen renovations. ER Plumbing does only minor building work such as removing and replacing GIB. No plaster or paint work will be done, and needs to be arranged by our customers after all plumbing is completed. We at ER Plumbing are passionate and relentless in ensuring each and e...

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competeitive contracting limited

Joined June 2021

hello my name is Adam Cooper , I am the owner and directing manager of competitive contracting. We are a small team that is growing, but on the way doing some really awesome work, from renovating on a commercial level to new builds... I also have been in the Civil construction area for 15 years. so we offer digger and tipper hire with operator . Drainlaying , site clearing, foot path prep and con...

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NJB CONSTRUCT LTD

Joined November 2016

We are a building contractor that specialise in - Commercial Interior Fit Out Residential Renovations Timber & laminate Flooring Kitchen & Bathroom Reno’s Exterior Decking & Fencing We are by no means your cheapest contractor out there but when you click to go with NJB, you can be guaranteed quality workmanship along with constant communication throughout your job leaving you with a c...

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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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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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RHL Build & Construct

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. Search for us on Instagram, for a up to date gallery of work.

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Hayden Percy Building Services

Joined October 2016

Hayden Percy Building Services Qualified Furniture Maker and Builder. Licensed LBP Hi, I started as a cabinet Maker about 12 years ago and have slowly moved towards building. I have worked on many different jobs, new, renovations, and maintenance. I love a hands on challenge with Quality garanteed.

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Alchemy Plumbing and Gas limited

Joined December 2021

Plumbing & Gas Fitting company based in Hawkes Bay, NZ. Specialising in renovations, gas hot water/heating, high end new builds & water filtration. Friendly service, transparent, honest. Free quotes.

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sean harvey

Joined July 2016

Hi, I have been in the building industry for 20yrs, I have many years experience in the sheet metal fabrication and fibre glass fabrication industries before moving to the uk in 1997 where after training I started my company specialising in interior refurbishment and renovation ie: all types of suspended ceilings and metal/wood stud partition walls, office partitions, kitchen, bathroom installatio...

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Walker Construction ltd

Joined May 2018

Local builder in Central Hawkes bay but will cover the greater hawkes bay area Covering all jobs big or small Take pride in my work and work ethics 11 years experience Qualified, LBP Me and one apprentice

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Manaia Build Nz

Joined February 2020

... ... New Kitchens. Bespoke custom furniture. Entertainment Units. Shop Fit outs. High End cabinetry. Renivations. New Bathrooms. New Showers. New Flooring. Staircases. Decks. New Houses. All Building works. Text or call ... ... ...

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SchoCon

Joined July 2012

Focused on outdoor living, hard landscaping and renovations, but also the cliche "for all your building needs". Being in the building and construction arena for 18 years, LBP licensed and trade qualified we will make your ideas and dreams reality.

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CS CONTRACTING

Joined January 2020

Hi, I am 1 year and 8 months in business specialising in renovations, alterations and new building from big to small. All jobs finished Upto a high standard. Happy to work with a budget and offer competitive rates

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Andy Hamer plumbing and Gas Limited

Joined June 2018

Free advice and Quotations. Certifiying plumber and Gasfitter 37 years service. Maintenance plumbing and 24/7 Emergency cover. Bathrooms Laundries and Kitchen renovations. Gasfitting,Natural and LPG gas work.New connections and Maintenance. Gas for cooking,Heating Hot water,Califonts and commercial Catering Equipment,Blue Seal, Moffat etc. Servicing and repairs to all makes of gas app...

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Bay Carpenters LTD

Joined June 2016

Hi , I have been a NZ qualified builder for the last 15 years, also having worked in Australia and the UK. We specialise in small to medium renovations/new builds & light commercial work. I am professional and take pride in my workmanship also helping my clients through the process of alterations/new builds which can sometimes be a bit daunting. I have a high standard of work, keeping to deadl...

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glenn hoskin

Joined March 2017

Hi my name is Glenn and i like thinking outside the square. Im creative and love creating something that looks good and lasts. I also love taking something broken and fixing it. I see potential where others may not. Im friendly and helpful and will go the extra mile. �

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Renovation Hawkes Bay

Joined February 2017

The napier Renovation Co. offer an end too end service for domestic renovations in Napier, Hastings and surrounding areas. We specialise in bathroom and kitchen renovation and can help guide you through the maze of product selection, design, project management and supply of all trades. Please feel free to give us a call and see how we may help.

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Eagle Builders Limited

Joined September 2017

Trade Qualified Licensed Building Practioner Quality Craftsmanship Full Project Management New Builds Renovations / Alterations Bathrooms & kitchens Maintenance and Repairs

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DP Construction

Joined January 2021

Young tradie working as a site foreman in a small Hastings Construction company that dont let me work 7 days a week. so here i am with my own company working weekends. 3 years experience as a builder/ carpenter here in NZ 2 years as just a handyman in the UK

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NZ Kitchen Designer

Joined September 2019

A kitchen always starts with the space you have allocated between walls and windows. NZ Kitchen Designers use creativity and functionality to create the most fulfilling space for you and your family. Whether you are after a kitchen renovation or a plan for building consent, I can help. With a Diploma in Interior Design complimented with mid-high end kitchen design, retail and manufacturing...

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