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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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Asbestos Removal - Stay Safe & Hire a Professional

Posted 07/01/15

If you’re looking at buying or renovating a property built between the 1940’sand 1980’s then there’s a good chance that it contains some Asbestos... A fibrous mineral that’s found in metamorphic soils and rocks, it was a popular and widely used material in the building industry due to its

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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 ti

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 ti

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Kitchen Reno - Draughtsperson / Building Designer required

Posted 7 months ago

Looking for a building designer / Draughtsperson to look at drawing up plans for a kitchen reno to see if my ideas are realistic or not. Wanting to remove a wall, move windows, new external door entryway, flooring.

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Shower and toilet install

Posted 6 months ago

We will remove the existing bath and we will do the finishing work after new shower has been installed. We will remove the existing shower after new shower has been installed. The new toilet will go where the old shower has been removed against an outside wall that has access to an existing sewer from toilet next door. The new shower size will be 1200 x 900 and has not been purchased yet. We have attached a plan of the work. The time frame would be: 1. New shower installed after we remov...

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One bedroom self contained flat

Posted 2 days ago

change a games room size 8 x 5 meter into a one-bedroom self-contained flat

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Bathroom Renovation 2 #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a tired bathroom that needs gutting and full renovation. High end finishing, tiles and glass shower, vanity & wall hung toilet.

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Bathroom damage from leaky shower to rectify

Posted 1 month ago

Leaky shower caused damage to Short bid of skirting board and corner of plasterboard. This needs repairing. Vanity is likely needing replacement. Shower needs replacing too.

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Motel units refurb.

Posted 9 months ago

I need to refurb the kitchens and bathrooms in three of my Motel units. I am wanting to do this starting early April this year 2020 and must be completed by August 1st. The rooms are to be completed to a prescribed formula that has been used in our other units. All materials would be supplied so this is a labor only job but we need quotes to get the sign-off from our landlord. It involves some minor plumbing, installation of shower linings, painting, tiling among other minor handyman tasks. Min...

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Replacing dated and old bathroom.

Posted 10 months ago

Replace shower, bath, vanity and toilet. I can remove all of the old fixtures and fittings. There will be some new gib board to fit, I'll be buying all new items like the shower, bath, vanity and sink, new toilet and taps. The bath will be an island type bath. I'm not moving any of the services like water pipes, drains if it doesn't need it. The lino flooring will also be removed and replaced with tiles. I'm basically replacing all of the bathroom, it'll be a complete change. The size of the re...

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Replace chubb with bath

Posted 4 months ago

Take out chubb and replace with full size bath

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New shower

Posted 4 months ago

pull out bathtub. Replace with standing shower

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Assistance with bathroom renovation

Posted 10 months ago

We’re looking for some professional assistance with a few bits and pieces of our bathroom renovation. Primarily wanting the new shower over bath installed and the laundry closet joinery constructed. Would like the work completed in the next 3mo.

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Bathroom renovations

Posted 7 months ago

We need two bathrooms updated -cabinets, showers, toilets, vanities etc. They are worn and dated. One is a small ensuite bathroom and the other is the family bathroom with the toilet in the next room.

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New Bathroom

Posted 7 months ago

Fix bathroom, replace faulty equipment, waterproof. Require a fixed cost

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Bathroom reno

Posted 4 days ago

Small bathroom needs carpentry work. Removal of bath and old toilet. New shower, basin and toilet bought. Have a plumber but need joinery, gib work completed or quote for whole job.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 7 months ago

Quote to modify bathroom eg update to a bigger shower which would probably involve removing the bath. Install extractor fan and general tidy up.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 4 months ago

full bathroom renovation - floor walls ceiling , insulation of shower toilet and vanity & windows

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Small bathroom Reno in flat

Posted 8 months ago

Replace shower and toilet. Also walls and ceiling. Take electric water cylinder out and change to gas. Gas water supply also to go to kitchen sink and stove.Plumbing for washing machine that will be moved into space in the removed electric cylinder. Plasterer and possibly painting.

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Bathroom renovation and wall moving

Posted 4 months ago

We’re looking to completely update our bathroom and separate toilet to a single and larger bathroom, With new wall linings, new tub, vanity and separate shower, as well as possibly move the wall of our current laundry/shower room to make a bigger laundry/butlers pantry, and add a sliding door in from the adjacent kitchen if budget allows, this part might have to be later on. Wanting to get some ballpark pricing for different finishes, and we are able to paint and do smaller jobs ourselves.

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9 Apartments

Posted 2 months ago

Currently looking for builders to assist in the building of 9 new apartments in a 5 story complex here in Nelson. Demolition has been completed and we are in the process now of starting the build.

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Installation of new fittings in small house renovation

Posted 11 months ago

Have gutted the whole kitchen and now need someone with some actual skills to put our new one in. All cabinets & bench tops from Bunnings, all appliances and finishings from TradeDepot. Some plumbing & electrical skills needed (installing a dish drawer where there was only cabinetry before; a built-in under-bench oven where there was a free standing one before; and a range hood where there wasn't one before). Also need help installing a new toilet, vanity, shower screen, shower & bath heads...

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Small job regarding a possible load bearing beam

Posted 3 weeks ago

Iam wanting to delete a hallway door to make the ceiling flush and flow through the kitchen but have a possible load bearing beam above it. Wanting this done ASAP.

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Find Renovation Specialists in Nelson

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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Michael Makirere

Joined October 2018

Hi, ive had years experience in the building industry and am able to complete a wide range of building tasks from big jobs to small jobs around the house. I pride myself in my attention to detail and completing all my work with 100% satisfaction. I also do house painting. I have a team of contractors. Please take a look at their work. ...

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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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Riordan Builders Ltd

Joined January 2020

Hi, Riordan Builders are a smart established building company in the Nelson/Tasman region. We specialise in all your building needs big or small. We have a very professional and productive crew that sets a very high standard. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and a excellent job done to the budget. Please don’t hesitate to contact us regarding your building project. 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. ...

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Nelson Handyman

Joined November 2020

Nelson Handyman provides expert maintenance services for homes and commercial properties in the wider Nelson/ Tasman region. We tackle any task from General Building Works (decks, fences, renovations, GIB) to Painting, Furniture Assembly, house water blasting and more.We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quote...

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AMK Engineers Limited

Joined August 2020

Hi, We have been helping with the Canterbury earthquake recovery for the last 8 years, both in the geotechnical and structural fields. I am a qualified Chartered Professional Engineer, specialised in both new builds, renovation, ground testing, new foundations for TC3, TC2, and TC1 as well as assessment and repair of existing residential and commercial structures. Detailed seismic assessment and...

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Apex Construction Ltd

Joined September 2019

We've been building custom homes, renovating old homes and carrying out heritage restorations for 10 years. Whilst this is where we specialise, we also take on smaller jobs and we love outdoor living/entertaining area's. We take pride in our attention to detail, not only in completing our projects but also in our open and transparent communication with our clients, so that we know exactly what...

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Built up contracting LTD

Joined June 2020

Hi, we are a small company who strive for perfection. We have a diverse team who have dealt with a majority of renovation projects around the country. Numerous house foundation repairs and house re leveling, our team also deal with restoration projects. We pride in keeping jobs to the time frame. Whether it's one pile or twenty piles needing replaced, even that old fence replaced or a new deck to...

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Datur Design & Property services

Joined July 2020

Hi I am a qualified Industrial Designer with 11 years working in the design and building industry. From high end staircase design & builds, production drawings for balustrades and handrails to designing and managing of products from idea to finished on shelf items. Prior to this I was doing property maintenance. I understand the hassle of finding a quality reliable tradesperson to complete small...

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With over 15 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng ... ) based in Christchurch but has undertaken projects all around the country. I am also an Engineering New Zealand Practice Area Assessor for Structural Engineers and a Auckland City Council Producer Statement Author (PSA#... ). I have a broad experience in structural design, seismic assessment, repair and strength...

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N Gibson Builders ltd

Joined October 2016

Small building company with two qualified licensed builders and one apprentice. Specialising in renovation work. Will organise and project manage the job from start to finish using all of our other subtrades.

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Welldesignz

Joined July 2018

All types of building & joinery work. • New Builds • Renovations • Extensions • Commercial • Bathrooms • Kitchens • Bench-tops • Laundry • Shop fit outs - Commercial to residential we can do it all. With over 20 years experience in the construction industry we take real pride in our work. Attention to detail is one of our strongest attributes. - We have a team of...

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JMS Builders Ltd

Joined October 2009

I am a qualified builder and have experience in building architectural and standard homes. This includes a number of decks, fences, paths etc. Building is a passion, and I enjoy what I do. I take pride in my work, and hope that clients get the same level of satisfaction from what I construct, as I do.

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NW PROJECTS LTD

Joined May 2017

NW PROJECTS is a family-owned and operated building company, servicing the Nelson and Tasman regions. ​ ​We specialise in Renovations, Alterations and Repairs. Owner/Builder Nick Watmuff, is a Registered Master Builder and Licensed Building Practitioner, and has a background in commercial construction, high-end renovations, and site management. ​Nick approaches every project with professionalis...

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Jamie Ward Builder Limited

Joined July 2015

I have a good grounding in the Building trade. My 14 year career has gone from small repair jobs to architectural housing with renovations, new builds, farm sheds and light comercial in the mix as well. I love what I do and believe honesty and pride are a necessity.

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Workshop Brasem

Joined May 2014

Hi, I'm Raymond, a Dutch carpenter and owner of Workshop Brasem which focus is on interior fit outs and the occasional residential job. Projects and clients we're proud of include : BoConcept / Datacom / SiteCom / Eroad Ellerslie Veterinary clinic and cattery (250m2 warehouse to clinic conversion) Flow Academy (600m2 parkour gym fit out) Jaye's Dance Howick (East Auckland's most well know...

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Gilcro Ltd

Joined October 2018

For all your Re-roofs, New-roofs, Roof-repairs and Waterproofing needs. Residential, Commercial and Industrial Give us a call /mail for a free quotation

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BMD Construction

Joined January 2019

Welcome to BMD Construction. With over 50 years combined building experience we can take care of your project, from design right through to completion. We are experienced in everything from multi storey apartment complex's right through to complete shop and bar fitouts with dozens of big brand fitouts all over New Zealand to our credit. Our experience also extends to new builds and nevova...

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MAKESPACE

Joined February 2018

Hi There, I have been working as a Spatial Designer and in Residential interior work for Ten years plus and I am highly passionate about what I do. Improving people's environments and making space's work is my thing! People and communities succeed when their environments respond to their lifestyle. I have vast experience and happy to send relevant info with regards to my experience depending o...

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MR BERRY LIMITED

Joined January 2020

I have 14 years experience between commercial and residential construction. I am hard working and all work is finished to a professional standard. I am experienced in most aspects of home renovation and repair, as well as handyman work and all your non-structural building requirements. References available.

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