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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Renovation Specialists on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Johns kitchen

Posted 3 months ago

Small kitchen renovation extension approx 1.8x 2m, will need to build new walls, floor and extend kitchen outwards. Fibrelite on existing outer wall, re-line with Hardieplank on outside, install one or 2 windows, existing. Also 2 beams to install. Approx 3m, One between lounge dining where an existing wall is to be removed. One in the kitchen. Firebox install at a later date. Plans available

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 6 months ago

Install new acrylic lined shower, bath, vanity, toilet, air extraction system and replace floor and wall linings. New window as well ...

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Repair floor / Replacement of Fixtures #2

Posted 5 months ago

We have two bathrooms that we would like to replace the toilet, shower and basin in. One of the toilets is separate from the bathroom. We will probably choose and supply the fixtures. We intend to look at showers / basins which are the same size as the existing ones. They may be a small amount of building/repair work in replacing the lino and repairing minor damage caused by leaking showers. I have attached a couple of photos. We would do the on-suite first.

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Ceiling, wall and general renovations #2

Posted 4 months ago

Old textured ceiling in lounge to be replaced Wall put in where currently an window between kitchen and laundry to General internal renovations- New handles on doors and cabinets New wall mirror in bathroom Add laundry door

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Repair floor / Replacement of Fixtures #3

Posted 4 months ago

We have two bathrooms that we would like to replace the toilet, shower and basin in. One of the toilets is separate from the bathroom. We will probably choose and supply the fixtures. We intend to look at showers / basins which are the same size as the existing ones. They may be a small amount of building/repair work in replacing the lino and repairing minor damage caused by leaking showers. I have attached a couple of photos. We would do the on-suite first.

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Minor kitchen renovation

Posted 5 months ago

We want to move cupboards around, get rid of some and add others . All new doors and bench top. Move oven. 10year old house so has modular cabinets. In the pictures I have marked what is going to be removed and moved, the corner cupboard and old fridge location will become extended bench area.

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 6 months ago

We live in a villa and need a kitchen renovation. We have a modest budget and would like some realistic quotes and timeframes.

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New Bathroom

Posted 3 months ago

plumb new bathroom in sleepout, fit gas hotwater, run water to the room, connect to septic line . room is framed and all bathroom fittings ordered. I can do a lot of the labour myself and will dig the trench for the septic line .

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Splash back Install

Posted 2 months ago

New Kitchen installed but Acrylic Splash back needs installing, 1 piece is long and smaller piece needs a shape cut into it for stove switch. It needs someone who has done many of these installs as splash back is black going on top of a white bench top and silicone needs to have a really good finish.

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Replace bathroom cabinet

Posted 4 months ago

replace or refit new cabinet class doors

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Need an internal wall shifted 150mm

Posted 5 months ago

To make shower bigger, need internal wall shifted that backs on to wardrobe.

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Several reno jobs

Posted 3 months ago

Replacing shower Recladding front wall of garage Replacing garage roof Adding frames to outside windows of house

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Ceiling, wall and general renovations

Posted 5 months ago

Old textured ceiling in lounge to be replaced Wall put in where currently an window between kitchen and laundry to General internal renovations- New handles on doors and cabinets New wall mirror in bathroom Add laundry door

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Bathroom Reno

Posted 5 months ago

Full bathroom renovation required. Can be started ASAP

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Replace bathroom floor

Posted 1 week ago

Floor in bathroom is rotten from the shower. Needs to be pulled up and replaced, not sure the extent of the floor area that needs to be replaced. Will require removing and putting back in the shower and potentially bath/sink. Open to ideas on what material to replace floor with.

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Weatherboard repairs and bay window roof shingles

Posted 15 hours ago

Need some rotted weather boards replaced and some roofing shingles over a bay window replaced.

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Shower and loos

Posted 2 months ago

Replace shower, two toilets and vanities using existing plumbing and waste connections.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 3 months ago

Empty house, small bathroom. A leak in the wall between the vanity and bath pipes. Bath to come out and shower to put in. No shower in there. Possibly reline the walls. New vanity. Will be empty for 6 weeks. We can do painting etc ourselves if required

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 3 months ago

Small (3.2m x 1.7m) bathroom needs an update. Shower is currently in room outside of bathroom, off the laundry. We want to change this to have the shower in the bathroom and update the existing vanity, mirror and bath. Things that need doing: 1. Remove existing shower which is outside of bathroom and push bathroom wall back into this space to accommodate enclosed corner shower within bathroom. 2. Install new acrylic, round, corner shower. 3. Remove existing vanity and mirror and install new...

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1940s interior reno

Posted 3 months ago

Building consent is through and the demo is done. We’re looking for someone to come in to take over from here. Complete interior reno, all new insulation and lining, with new kitchen and bath and new seperate toilet where a covered entryway used to be. We have a plumber and electrician sorted, and would look to arrange other sub trade ourselves I.e stopper etc. We would like to be able to complete this job before Christmas if possible. All walls and existing framing have been straightened,...

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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.

Renovate

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

12th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace garage door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

shower reline.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair wall over bath

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling, wall and general renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation and renew

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower Installation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

3rd November 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Find Renovation Specialists in New Plymouth

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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Savvygas ltd

Joined May 2018

Hey there, we are a plumbing and gas fitting company based in new plymouth. Able to anything from a leaking tap to a major house renovation and everything in between. Able to sort out any gas issues. Competitive quotes available and always willing to work to clients requirements.

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd & Sai Building Services Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as Sai Building Services Ltd For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles) Painting Ro...

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Straight Flush Plumbing LTD

Joined April 2007

Straight Flush Plumbing specialise in All plumbing, Gas fitting & drain laying. By default, we are also Certifying Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers. We have many satisfied customers who have shared their experiences online about our company, and it is our ongoing aim to provide the best job and customer service we can. We welcome your enquiry and look forward to speaking with you!...

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merv the handy man

Joined May 2019

Handyman Available fencing decking guttering cleaning/repairs new guttering small plumbing jobs pruning of trees small concrete jobs house repairs poll houses sheds carports look at all jobs

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NZ CCS ltd

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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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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Handyman Solutions New Plymouth

Joined December 2020

Hi I am an experienced handyman and glazier with 20 years experience in installation and home improvement. I specialise in interior maintenance and providing top quality professional workmanship, whether you need balustrades, showers, or pet doors installed, window reglazing or general handyman services no job is too small for handyman solutions.

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Level Build NZ

Joined November 2020

Based in New Plymouth, Taranaki, we specialise in competitively priced, high quality builds. This includes New Homes, Renovations, Upgrades, Commercial Construction, and everything in between. Founded and led by experienced carpenter, Jarom Tipene, our uncompromising attention to detail and drive for perfection set us apart from the rest. Whatever your renovation needs or new home dreams are, Leve...

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Jade Hintz Builders ltd

Joined May 2017

From farm builds to new housing and everything in between, Jade Hintz Builders does it all. We offer competitive pricing and realistic timeframes. We have been in the building industry for years and pride ourselves on meeting the clients needs and our attention to detail.

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Crescent Construction Ltd

Joined August 2020

We provide services in the residential sector of construction and renovation in Auckland, Manawatu - Wanganui, New Plymouth and Taranaki Region. Our team removes the complexity in building projects and will ensure that your vision and ideas come to life. We want to make the experience of working with us a positive one for you. You’re busy. You have better things to do than deal with the str...

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Byrne & Co Builders

Joined August 2019

Hi, I've have had plenty of experience in new builds and renovations. I like to specialise in smaller jobs, not only do I like to give a competitive quote but I also have an attention to detail and like to complete jobs to high standard.

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deanos maintenance services

Joined November 2013

Hi, My name is Dean I have over 20 years experience in the building and painting industry. (Not a registered Builder!) Painting interior and exterior General Handyman,Decks bathroom renovations,floor repairs/replacement,rental property tidy ups,fences,landscaping are my specialties. No job is too BIG or too small!! Rates are structured on a job to job basis.with a quote to suit you!...

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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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Wano Building

Joined May 2017

Wiremu is a Licenced Builder, located in Bell Block, New Plymouth, Taranaki. Wiremu previously worked for Dave Fabish Limited before taking the leap to be Sole Trader in 2016 Trading as Wano Building. At Wano Building we take great pride in our workmanship and will oversee the job from start to finish to help our clients get their job completed to the highest quality. Wano Building speciali...

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5N1 TRADE SERVICES

Joined August 2019

Hi, As per our company name, 5N1 Trade Services, our company provides services in these 5 fields- Plumbing, gas Fitting, Drainage, Heating & Cooling/ Refrigeration and Electrical. We specialize in Renovation, New builds, New install and Maintenance for residential and commercial. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing satis...

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Refresh Renovations Taranaki

Joined July 2021

Refresh renovations can help with all your renovation needs from bathrooms and kitchens to full home renovations and extensions. Our 5 step process eliminates wastage and headaches to home owners giving them full control of their renovation. We offer an end to end service so we will be with your through the whole process If you would like to learn more about our process please visit our website...

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Oncore

Joined December 2021

Oncore provides both commercial and residential maintenance and repair services. Whatever the job, your local Oncore team can get it done. From fencing, painting, decorating to leak repairs, heat pump installation, roofing and so much more. The Oncore process has been designed to deliver projects to a high standard, on time and within your budget. From your first consultation, through to p...

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Smart Build Solutions

Joined December 2016

I have been in the building industry, working all over Taranaki for the past 5 years. I am proud to be a qualified, licensed New Zealand builder. While my work mainly consists of building houses and doing renovations, I also enjoy helping customers with smaller jobs around their home and increasing value on their properties. Building maintenance is also an area I have been expanding into, assi...

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Glen Law Building ltd

Joined March 2019

Hello, We have a group of 4 keen hardworking builders. Two Qualified trades men and two apprentice workers. Friendly team that love the trade and what to do wright by the client and leave a positive lasting impression. Check out our facebook page to see more. Thank you.

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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