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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Install bedroom door

Posted 4 weeks ago

Want to convert open office entrance into a bedroom entrance by installing a standard door and plaster remaining opening. Looking for interested builder to provide a quote please.

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Skylights, kitchen, front door and bit more

Posted 3 days ago

A new roof booked for August - want 3 skylights framed up, re-line ceiling in kitchen area. Move the front door location Push out aprox 4 m front exterior wall (to increase kitchen area) Frame up / straighten raised floor area And if $ stretch …. pergola in courtyard.

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Kitchen/Laundry Room Renovation - Including 1 wall removal

Posted 2 months ago

Our kitchen is the original 1965 kitchen that is not very functional or spacious for more than 2 people. It shares a wall with our laundry room and the 2 rooms have separate exterior doors (photos attached). We would like to make some simple design changes to make the kitchen more livable. At a minimum we would like to knockdown the wall between the laundry and the kitchen and do not believe it is load bearing. We'd like some electrical and plumbing work to at minimum add a dishwasher and po...

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Bathroom Renovations (2)

Posted 3 months ago

Current showers to be replaced with frameless, fully tiled showers. Potential replacement of vanities and further tiling required (walls and floors).

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Kitchen renovation #2

Posted 3 weeks ago

Replace old kitchen bench cabinets

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Bathroom Makeover

Posted 1 month ago

We are wanting to do a complete redesign of our current bathroom with seperate toilet. Quotes for this kind of job would be very much appreciated. We would like to have this started in the next 4-6 weeks and completed in a goo timeframe as it is the family bathroom. Appreciate good email communication and some good design solutions for the build. Thank you.

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Open plan living

Posted 1 month ago

Take out wall between kitchen and lounge to make area open plan. I am moving into this 1969 townhouse in Taradale on June 26th, 2020. Upgrading of the kitchen area is needed.

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Installation of shower

Posted 1 month ago

We need an existing bath removed and a new shower installed. The bathroom is upstairs in an older home (1970s) and the shower over bath arrangement is no longer suitbale for a person who has limited mobility due to an injury. We will need to remove the bath, install a shower, repair the flooring from where the bath was and install hand rails. This work needs to be completed urgently (within a week ideally).

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Bath reno

Posted 4 days ago

Remove shower over bath set ... stall separate shower and bath(if possible). Relocate new vanity.New floor tiles.Im not sure what to do about the walls.They are wooden (Initial home).No great urgency but would like it done by end of year.

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Replace bench and existing cabintry

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Replace 2.6M Kitchen Work Bench

Posted 3 months ago

Remove existing work top with sink and taps. Fit new work top, cut for and fit sink and taps. Work bench is 2.6m long. No corners, just one straight piece.

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Remove old hot water cupboard.

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need to remove our old hot water cupboard (HWC already removed)....one of the cupboard walls may be a supporting wall so might need a solution for that looked into. Also will need to close over a doorway that will be obsolete afterwards.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Reinstatement of floor , Wall linings installed , Ceiling replaced , Waterproofing , Plastering , Tiling, installation of shower , Installation of vanity and toilet Demolition has been completed and initial plumbing started

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Bedroom renovation

Posted 4 months ago

Frame and gib a wall and fit 2 doors in main bedroom to create a walk in wardrobe. Infill an opening in a wall, frame and gib x 2.

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Renovations

Posted 1 month ago

Level floor in bedroom, .would like this done between june - August an inside job.😊.

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Painting and papering, also builder required to fix jammed cavity sliding door.

Posted 4 days ago

Plumber already half way through replacing fittings so next I require a builder to sort out jammed cavity sliding door as the jib may well have to come off to get at track. After that will need to be papered and ceiling painted which is likely to include the master bedroom ceiling.

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Divvy Reno’s

Posted 1 month ago

Need to put some more gib up in a few parts plus it needs to be plastered. I have all the gib and the plaster. I literally just need someone I can trust to do the work.

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Small bathroom reno

Posted 1 month ago

Advice on/quote for removing a hot water cylinder from the toilet room and building a cabinet in its place for our washing machine, There is currently a weird corner shelf with taps sticking out of it into the bath- we want to build the corner right up to the ceiling in order to install an enclosed bath over shower unit, may need some floorboard replaced, also possibly change a window placement if it doesn't cost too much, we are happy to demo ourselves. Need work done asap.

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 4 weeks ago

Bath to be removed Shower installed Vanity installed Walling Tiling New window

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 1 month ago

We have an old (heritage listed) house on Marine Parade. We have architects plans, which include taking out a wall, installing french doors and all new kitchen cabinetry. The plans have been approved by heritage trust and are now with the NCC. We are wanting to employ a builder/ joiner to oversee other tradies (will also require electrician and plumber, painters etc). We are starting to get quotes, looking for someone who has experience with older home renovations, with an eye for detail and...

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 165,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Barnett shower renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

bathroom Reno

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

16th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 2
Schedule
 2
Communication
 2

SHOWER CUBICLE REPAIR

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Showerhead and mixer replace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 2
Schedule
 5
Communication
 2

Urgently needing new vanity installed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th November 2019

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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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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d Construct

Joined February 2018

Hi, I've been involved in the construction industry for the last 25 years, from carpentry, to a builder, to Project Management, to Quantity Surveying, and building again. My passion has always been to be on site with an apron on, hammer in hand, making peoples visions and dreams come to life. We are a professional building company that delivers a high quality product for you.

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Build Mac Limited

Joined January 2013

Building and construction company that strives to deliver a great job at competitive prices. We are experienced in new housing, alterations, extensions, and maintenance work. We can take care of the whole process of your job and organise your project from start to finish We are a member of the New Zealand Master Builders Association and as such are able to offer a Master Builder 10-year guarante...

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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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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. We at ER Plumbing are passionate and relentless in ensuring each and every one of our customers has a plumbing repair and maintenance expert available whenever needed. Our customers are well informed professional people who expect and demand the best. We cons...

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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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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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Dr Plumber HB Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Plumbing industry with over 10 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. While we specialise in General Maintenance Plumbing we also do complete full renovations kitchen,bathroom,laundry. Whether upgrading from low to mains pressure Hot water , blocked drain to a roof leak Dr Plumber HB Ltd has you c...

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DownSize NZ

Joined November 2018

DownSize NZ clears possessions and prepares homes for sale. We can help with: - Estate clearance services - Downsizing and preparing to move - Home and garden maintenance - Preparing your home and section for sale - Assistance with clearing garages, homes and sections Get in touch for a chat about your needs. We're here to help!

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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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Projects

Joined July 2010

German Master-Cabinetmaker, since 40 years. I think, there is nothing I haven' t made allready. Challange me. Give me some extrordinary job to do and I will do it with attention to detail! Cheers, Franz. (Master Cabinetmaker)

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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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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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Wilton building

Joined April 2011

I have been in the trade for 39 years. Very knowledgeable on alterations, leaky homes Have just spent 16 years in Auckland...So what you from me is the "one stop shop” deal.

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Kiwi House Inspection Hawke's Bay

Joined September 2018

Hi, At Kiwi House Inspections Hawke's Bay we supply comprehensive building reports at competitive prices. We are qualified builders and licensed building practitioners. We aim to supply our reports on the same day and can supply many forms of building inspection services. From residential to commercial to asbestos testing.

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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27 Building Services Limited

Joined January 2019

With plenty of years of building experience etched into my toolbelt, I'm ready to take on whatever project you're dreaming up. You'll find my prices reasonable and my work is top notch. I'm very passionate about ensuring that you are satisfied with the result. Let's have a chat about how I can make what's in your mind's eye a reality.

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Toby's Roof & Gutter

Joined August 2010

Hi, Toby's Roof & Gutter specialize in Spouting and Down Pipe repairs and replacements, Roof and Flashing repair and replacements and Guttering . Contact us to find out about our gutter cleaning service with a vacuum system. We provide free, competitive quotes.

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L & B Construction

Joined September 2019

We have done renovation in houses, painting and decorating, plastering, concreting, paving, fencing, house insulation, and cleaning in and outside the house or offices for 12 years. Whatever others won’t do we will be there to help your needs. Our professional, honest and hard working team will go extra mile for deadlines and to suit your budget. We specialise in any renovations from roof to floo...

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CS CONTRACTING

Joined January 2020

Hi, I have been doing building for about 6 months. So far I have done a house extension, renovations,waterproofing, decking etc. so I know the basics and some of the tricky things. I am just looking for weekend perk jobs to gain a reputation and grow my knowledge

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