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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Advice re design possibilities and installation. Including 2 toilet installations.

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Renovate bathroom

Posted 2 days ago

We need to strip the bathroom, the bath, shower, vanity and toilet need to be replaced and some tiling

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Renovate spare bathroom

Posted 4 weeks ago

I have a spare bathroom that needs to be relined with seratone/wet wall panels. The area has been thoroughly cleaned and sanded back, ready for a skilled installer. Plumbing etc has all been completed.

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New bath liner + Shower #2

Posted 3 months ago

Would like to get a quote for installing a liner (around bathtub) and shower .

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Renovation of downstairs self contained flat

Posted 5 months ago

Currently we have downstairs bathroom, next to a workshop. We want to covert the workshop into a bedroom lounge. Basically create a downstairs self contained flat. We aren't going to put a kitchen in the workshop, only a bench with a sink.

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Lounge/dining/kitchen reno

Posted 1 month ago

Small internal wall in lounge removed, ceiling pulled down in lounge/dining/kitchen, ceilings insulated and then relined with gib, lower the kitchen ceiling when relining, one external wall in lounge to be insulated, kitchen/dining floor to be levelled as the kitchen floor currently slopes and the dining room floor has a dip in it, kitchen wall to be insulated and relined

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Redo toilet

Posted 2 weeks ago

Old plasterboard removed and new put up. Removal of old toilet and install new toilet. Removal of tiles and install new tiles.

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New bath liner + Shower

Posted 3 months ago

Would like to get a quote for installing a liner (around bathtub) and shower.

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Flooring

Posted 5 months ago

Sub floor to be laid ready for flooring to go in. There is already a good quality sub floor in most of the bathroom but area has been extended so more floor to go in. The flooring guys have particular requirements about wall and centre measurements and no bog, so someone with knowledge about this would be preferred. We are happy to buy what is required but would like advice first before doing the work.

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Help

Posted 4 months ago

Wall needs to be replaced as wall is going thru when having a shower please help, not looking for to be to pricey

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Shower Recess damaged laminex sheet replacement

Posted 1 month ago

Replace a damaged laminex sheet (approx 900 x 2100 x 2.3mm thick) in one wall of shower recess. Cutout required for window. Prefer job to be completed before 29/5/20.

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Repair wall over bath

Posted 2 weeks ago

Laminate wet lining over bath not sealed at base. Assess for water damage, and ? replacement.

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Shower installation

Posted 1 month ago

I need a shower installed. The old shower ahas been removed

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Upgrade

Posted 5 months ago

Small bathroom 1.8m x 1.8 approx., concrete floor.Currently full length porcelain bath with shower over bath. Want to remove bath and have a walkin shower.

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Remove old counters and remove a few cabinets

Posted 1 month ago

I am needing to have old counters takes out, a few cabinets taken down and then put back up after counters installed and then backsplash tiled along with rangehood fan installed. Counters are going to take 6-8 weeks so job will not be immediately.

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Bathroom Reno

Posted 4 months ago

Needing help with a small bathroom reno and floor repair. Urgent Then some other non urgent work removing and placing cupboards, vanity in bathroom and cupboards in kitchen and laundry. Looking for someone to help and advise.

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Kitchen job

Posted 1 day ago

Want to add a small kitchen in garage. Need a quote for it.

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Replace Bath Taps with new taps

Posted 23 hours ago

Remove old taps and install new taps and spout about 15cm higher than current tap. I already have all the parts just need expert to install everything asap

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Shower reline.

Posted 4 months ago

Remove and replace inbuilt shower lining with new seratone or similer product. 3 sides , currently has seratone but starting to rot at bottom so had its day.

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Bathroom reFit

Posted 1 month ago

Need a whole bathroom refitting. Tiles taking off wall and new jib. then new bathroom. We would prefer a company that does it all instead of trying to tie it all together.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 166,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bathroom Renovation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove bath put in shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wet bathroom wanted

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom window installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st May 2019

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

Colleen's bathroom, kitchen & laundry

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2018

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

Bedroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Roy's finishing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Finishing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th November 2018

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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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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Webber Building Ltd

Joined October 2010

25 years experience. Member of the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand. Liceinced Building Practioner. Competitive rates for high quality workmanship. Specialise in New Homes, renovations, additions, hard landscaping, Maintenance, Bathroom and Kitchens.

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Allan Stuart Park

Joined December 2014

The complete handyman service with skills involving rectification of problems within any form of building.I have had over 20 yrs experiance from leaking bathrooms,Gib hanging/stopping carpentry,repairing decks,licensed waterproofer,tiling,painting,roofing repairs + more.I contracted to a major builder in Sydney repairing all number of issues in new builds till I decided to return to NZ in 2012.Sci...

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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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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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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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deanos maintenance services

Joined November 2013

Hi, My name is Dean I have 20 years experience in the building and painting industry. (Not a registered Builder!) General Handyman,bathroom renovations,floor repairs/replacement,rental property tidy ups,fences,landscaping and House Painting 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! Due to the nature and v...

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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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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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Saxon Homes

Joined October 2019

We are a friendly, professional team who loves to work with great people bringing their visions to life. Whether that's remodelling a room or building a new home. We pride ourselves on our standard of finish and respect for your home. Give Adam a call to talk about your next project.

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication. Professional house cleaning, end of tenancy.

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Easy Own Homes

Joined January 2020

We are local builders that pride ourselves on quality and efficiency. Specialising in all forms of residential building, no job is too big or too small. Feel free to make contact for a hassle free discussion about your next building project.

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Compact Designs

Joined February 2018

I spent several years, hands on experience, project/ Design and developing environments being it industrial or domestic. My experience includes Builders certification, Tenders, Project Planning and Scheduling with huge success, on Budget and Time deliverable s.

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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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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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience 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 with you to giving you qualit...

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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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P & S Window and Dorr Repairs

Joined March 2017

Hi. We repair all windows and doors Do your windows fly open or dont open at all Is your door hard to slide or wont slide at all Then call us for a free quote All glass repairs to.aluminium and wooden.joinery New window stays, handles Door wheels, Locks, hinges Security products New joinery Small building projects No job to small Free quotes

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Callaghan Construction

Joined January 2018

We strive to maintain integrity, fairness and honesty in our relationships with all our customers, suppliers, subcontractors and associates. ​There are a lot of companies out there that do what we do. They share the same what and how. But our clients work with us for our why and our who. We're minds and makers with business sense and creative chop.

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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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