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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.

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 As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

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.

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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.

Kitchen renovation

Posted 1 week 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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Bathroom renovation

Posted 3 months ago

Remove existing bath and tile and install shower with screen

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Bathroom Reno

Posted 1 week ago

Full bathroom renovation required. Can be started ASAP

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Help with flooring and aqua gib

Posted 1 month ago

Desperately need some help with fitting aqua gib in new shower area (alcove). Applying a sheet of Seratone. Cutting a door way through a wall. Shower floor - aquamox and tiling if possible. Please, only get in touch if you can help sooner rather than later. Even if you can advise us, will pay for your time.

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Remove bedroom wall

Posted 3 months ago

Remove bedroom wall and wardrobe

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Bathroom reno

Posted 2 months ago

Full bathroom renovation. Requirements: Raise floor, floor tiling or lino, new windows/frames, new wiring and power sockets, lighting/fan etc. Time frame is loose. Ready when you are.

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Need a new bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

It's a 70's house. Plan to renovate. Start from bathroom.

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Spotswood Bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

The plumbing points need moving as per the bathroom plan, (exact location to be confirmed with plumbers advice of course). Units on hold include an acrylic shower, a floating plywood vanity and rotunda mixers for the sink and bath. We need plumbing instruction to determine water pressure system for the shower unit and if a greens mixer is necessary for the me to be able to wash my hair. The installation of a heated towel rail and extractor units is also required. Will perhaps also require ano...

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Bathroom leak

Posted 3 months ago

Bathroom upstairs flooded water leaking into garage below - down the wall and down a light fitting

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Start ASAP

Posted 1 month ago

Been waiting for a guy to turn up Due to back injuries So I looking for someone to finish his job It’s finished installing kitchen just needs screw in the bench top to the cupboards an bottom piece needs doing . 2 / hardboard. Or plywood that cheaper to go over the flooring. Getting ready for l new flooring. To be covered

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Extension

Posted 1 month ago

- to build another living area - extending kitchen and refurbish an existing kitchen - to add an ensuite - to remove current garage and add an internal access single garage - re-roofing (perhaps)

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 4 weeks 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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Need an internal wall shifted 150mm

Posted 5 days ago

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

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Rental refresh - healthy homes update

Posted 3 months ago

Hi, Keen to work with someone that can help out quickly, not sure what the cost would be - keen for someone to have a look and let me know how much it might cost then go from there. I have purchased a rental that is in need of maintenance and extractor fans installed as soon as possible, jobs are as follows: - Install healthy homes rangehood or extractor fan in 2 kitchens - Install healthy homes extractor fan in 2 bathrooms - Correctly install bi-fold doors (badly installed by the...

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Bathroom extension renovation

Posted 2 months ago

9sqm extension and renovation of existing bathroom space. Already have drawings and consent sorted.

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Complete bathroom reno

Posted 2 months ago

Complete bathroom renovation, gutting existing bathroom and toilet. Floor to ceiling tiling .

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Bathroom/ Wetroom

Posted 2 months ago

Bath and vanity out, floor to flow for wetroom / Lino laid for wetroom / walls around shower redone and new shower and vanity installed

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Minor kitchen renovation

Posted 1 week 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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KitchenCKP.

Posted 1 month ago

Would like the present cupboards converted to draws under sink..

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Bathroom renovation and renew

Posted 3 months ago

I am wanting to convert to gas hot water and have a complete renovation of my small bathroom. I have a lockwood home and the bathroom is 2mtrs x 2.3mtrs. It requires a new shower, toilet and vanity. The hot water cylinder will need removing and the cupboard will be incorporated into the bathroom.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Repair wall over bath

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lara's bedroom renovaton #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Restaurant refresh

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
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

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 Installation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

3rd November 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Remove bath put in shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2019

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

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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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Teraforma Construction

Joined November 2010

I am a builder who does tiling and landscaping when required, I have 15 years experience working in Auckland, Northshore, Hibiscus Coast & New Plymouth.I hold a degree in physical geography and I am very good with structural work. My rates are very reasonable and I work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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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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Buildskills Limited

Joined October 2018

Hi, we specialise in home projects and maintenance. For all unlicensed building work of high quality at a reasonable price we are the team. For fences, decks, kitchen or bathroom upgrades or other projects around the home or rental, give us a call.

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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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NZ Lighting & Heating 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 NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lawrnce Builders Ltd

Joined November 2016

At Lawrence builders we like to work in with owner to find out exactly what they want we then make it happen! Wether its a new home ,house extension or simply changing a door lock.We've got over 20 years experience and the team to get your next build project finished on time and on budget!

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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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The BDW Collective

Joined May 2018

Founded on peoples attraction to unique and customised spaces, BDW offers customers the skills and collective mindset to make possibilities a reality. With a history of architectural and high-end building work, we will work with you to challenge your ideas and pursue your desires. The BDW Collective offers concentrated experience in construction, with exposure to new builds big and small, renovati...

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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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Aaron Collins Builders Ltd

Joined April 2010

Our family owned and operated business Aaron Collins Builders is a small team of detail driven carpenters. Aaron is a fully qualified Licensed Building Practitioner and a proud member of Certified Builders Association. We offer the Halo 10 year Guarantee to work over $30,000.00. The benefit of using us is that you're dealing directly with the business owner. We work along with you on your proj...

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Building Lab

Joined July 2020

Hi, Andy here from Building Lab. I have been building for 16 years, with my experience ranging from new builds, major renovations, to smaller jobs. I pride myself on being reliable, motivated, and finish every project to the highest standard. I guarantee great communication throughout the process to ensure I meet your expectations. To ensure your project runs smoothly, I have strong relationsh...

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G & N Moratti holdings Ltd

Joined January 2016

building residential houses for the past 7 years, do fencing, decks,concrete drives paths, carports, retaining walls, gibing,small alterations, insulation, and renovation work and new builds. all house work done from ground up to roofs high quality workmanship Guaranteed, never had a disappointed customer. Very competitive prices, work done on time and in budget. No job too small. will w...

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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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