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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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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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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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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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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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Deluxe Bathroom Renovation Costs - What You'll Get for $30,000+

Posted 01/10/14

Bathroom renovation series - The deluxe bathroom renovation. One in a series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets. The deluxe bathroom renovation $30,000 to $100,000+ The deluxe bathroom renovation may also be known as a full gut job. There

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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

Expert Tiling Provides The Finishing Touch to a Kitchen Renovation

Hiring an expert tiler gave the final polishing touch to one of our homeowner's stunning kitchen renovations...... Only a few months ago Natalie's kitchen was a dark space, coated in the once popular dark blue of the 90's. It not only made the already small kitchen appear tiny, but it created a dark feeling throughout the wider open plan living area. Fast forward to today, and the transformation is something out of a magazine. Not limited to the kitchen itself, but also the lightness it's brought to the rest of her living space. The Vision Natalie started with a firm style in mind, along with some key "must have" elements. “I had a vision of what I wanted, I wanted it bright, fresh, clean, compared with the dark blue.... every time I came into the space there was a gloomy feel to the room.” A essential element was to incorporate a crisp, white subway tile splash-back. The Execution After sorting her kitchen supplier, she turned her attention to finding a ti

Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A simple colour update for her garage doors was all that one homeowner wanted. But it proved a little easier said than done until a “can do” tradie was found... The Job Paulette wanted to update the colour of her metal garage doors from what she called a “bland new denim blue” to a more striking ebony black. The Challenge Paulette contacted the garage door company to find out if, and how, the colour could be changed. They came back with two options; replacing the doors entirely at great expense; or powder coating at a cost not much less than new doors, and required them being taken away for two to three weeks. The Solution Not satisfied with these options, Paulette turned to builderscrack.co.nz to see if there were any other options. She already trusted the platform, having used it in the past to find some great tradies. For Paulette, the “ease of use is the best thing”, going on to say that “once you’ve used it the first time, it’s easy to go back and use again”

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Expert Tiling Provides The Finishing Touch to a Kitchen Renovation

Hiring an expert tiler gave the final polishing touch to one of our homeowner's stunning kitchen renovations...... Only a few months ago Natalie's kitchen was a dark space, coated in the once popular dark blue of the 90's. It not only made the already small kitchen appear tiny, but it created a dark feeling throughout the wider open plan living area. Fast forward to today, and the transformation is something out of a magazine. Not limited to the kitchen itself, but also the lightness it's brought to the rest of her living space. The Vision Natalie started with a firm style in mind, along with some key "must have" elements. “I had a vision of what I wanted, I wanted it bright, fresh, clean, compared with the dark blue.... every time I came into the space there was a gloomy feel to the room.” A essential element was to incorporate a crisp, white subway tile splash-back. The Execution After sorting her kitchen supplier, she turned her attention to finding a ti

Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A simple colour update for her garage doors was all that one homeowner wanted. But it proved a little easier said than done until a “can do” tradie was found... The Job Paulette wanted to update the colour of her metal garage doors from what she called a “bland new denim blue” to a more striking ebony black. The Challenge Paulette contacted the garage door company to find out if, and how, the colour could be changed. They came back with two options; replacing the doors entirely at great expense; or powder coating at a cost not much less than new doors, and required them being taken away for two to three weeks. The Solution Not satisfied with these options, Paulette turned to builderscrack.co.nz to see if there were any other options. She already trusted the platform, having used it in the past to find some great tradies. For Paulette, the “ease of use is the best thing”, going on to say that “once you’ve used it the first time, it’s easy to go back and use again”

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

Recent jobs posted

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

Shower, vanity, flooring replacement

Posted 5 months ago

Need a new shower, vanity and flooring for a small bathroom. Shower and vanity need to be removed and replaced with similar new units. Flooring is ontop of wooden floorboards. The floor space excluding shower and vanity is around 3.5m2 and roughly 5m2 including. New shower is 900 by 900mm and vanity is small. Would like job done as soon as possible. Early next week would be great.

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Christophers

Posted 2 months ago

A new kitchen and installed

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Refit bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

Small bathroom with a bath and vanity that needs to be removed and a new shower and vanity fitted and discuss what to do with the walls etc

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 month ago

To put in walk in wet shower

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Lara's bedroom renovaton

Posted 2 weeks ago

Strip old 1950's plaster board, and insulate and reline a bedroom with gib. New architrave and wardrobe renovation. Walls will need packing as they are not straight - small 1950's stucco home.

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Kitchen Reno

Posted 4 months ago

Due to to unforeseen circumstances a good Tradie could not finish so I have a half finished kitchen. I need a newkitchen sink installed and new kitchen top installed . Kick boards installed. Rangehood installed and tiles along the kitchen top. One splash back installed.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 4 months ago

2 bathrooms renovation. Replace flooring with tiles, replace shower box.

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Rennovating the ensuit and shower room

Posted 1 month ago

Putting up new toilet and and shower cage in en -suit. Replacing old vanity and bath tub. replacing old walls, related plumbing electrical work also need to be done.

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 5 months ago

Hi. We need to renovate our bathroom. Currently, it has shower, bath and vanity. Renovation work will be: remove old bath, shower & vanity, install new shower, vanity and toilet. The work is including painting windows, ceiling & wall once the work has finish. It also involves with getting license from Council for new toilet.

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Bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

Free no obligation quote required to Install a shower in garage - approx 900mm and update current toilet and handbasin

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Removal of kitchen

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a 2013 kitchen made by Elite Kitchens that we would like removed so that it can be on sold. Bonus points to a builder who has a home for it that we can sell it to. We are looking at replacing the kitchen with a new one within the next 2-3 months. Scope of works: Removal of existing kitchen to a standard ready for installation of new kitchen, including any gib board repairs or replacements that may be required. About the existing kitchen: - 55mm square edge formica benchtops....

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New bathroom

Posted 5 months ago

I want the shower relined ( probably tiled) and new hand basin/vanity, new flooring, also maybe tiling. It is a very old bathroom in a ‘sleepout’ so I want to modernise it and freshen it up. Don’t want to spends a lot so on a budget.

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Davies Road Bathroom

Posted 2 weeks ago

Take out bath, move shower, new vanity, possibly add a new wall and second toilet. Remove stuck-on wall mirrors. Change ceiling lights for LED.

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Update

Posted 1 month ago

We are wanting to replace shower, bath and vanity. Shaving outlet will need to be moved. Will replace Lino and may need to replace some wall panelling. We don't have units yet but need to know what price we will be looking so we keep within our budget. Also need time frame re start to finish as we only have the one bathroom. Are the old units taken away or is the disposable our responsibility. We are pensioners so only have a limited budget.

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Emmaline Capper

Posted 2 months ago

Turn a cupboard in to a bar on the other side of the wall.

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Replace rotten floor

Posted 1 month ago

The Laundry floor has rotted underneath the washing machine and tub, therefore needs replacing.

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Bathroom install, small scale laundry

Posted 4 months ago

New (larger) bathroom window install, vanity and mirror/cabinet install. Also interested in a quote for small scale laundry renovation (new plaster board, cabinet removal and bench install).

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Pembroke bathroom reno

Posted 2 months ago

1. Removal of bath (old cast iron tub) and shower. 2. Installation of new supplied Bath and Shower (possible rot under shower, might require piece of flooring replaced) Also bath tub plug hole too tight, might require removal from under the house. 3. Re-lining of walls, floor and bath tub cradle prepped for tiling. 4. Plumber maybe required.

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Wet bathroom wanted

Posted 3 months ago

Remove bath, tiles on walls, shower curtain rod put in, knock wall out between toilet and bathroom, knock out old shower surroundings, new sink put in, modernize, on a budget, asap,

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 3 months ago

Complete small bathroom strip out and a shower over bath and vanity install also new seratone to go on walls, and an extraction unit fitted. Bathroom is very small approx 1800 x 1700.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 139,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Gary

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th September 2017

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

Bedroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
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

Re-Line Shower Walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th March 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Bathroom vanity and taps replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 an employee of the company

5th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

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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Aaron Collins Builders Ltd

Joined April 2010

Hi im a enthusiastic hard working qualified builder. I will complete tasks to a very high standard and reasonable price, and will always gt the job finished on time and to a excellent standard.

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G & N Moratti holdings Ltd

Joined January 2016

building residential houses for the past 4.5 years, do fencing, decks,concrete drives paths, carports, retaining walls, gibing,small alterations, insulation, and renovation work. 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 work 7 days to...

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DNT construction

Joined January 2018

We are a small family owned construction company we have been around for 3 years now. I've been building for coming on 20 years. We cover pretty much all construction. From changing door handles to building apartment blocks and everything in between. We offer quality service on time and on price. Call us any time for a free quote

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D Stone Limited

Joined July 2019

We have been working with many kitchens and builders for years since 2014 throughout Auckland, Hamilton, South Waikato, and Tauranga, but we also sell direct to the public and have showrooms at 7/671 Te Rapa Rd, Hamilton & 16 Makura Drive, Tauranga. We are happy to see us growing gradually. We specialised & focused on durable, low maintenance, and affordable stone bench top with unique style....

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Hobo Home Maintenance and Repairs

Joined May 2018

Hi, we specialise in home maintenance and repairs, renovation projects, project manangement and part-project management. Get in contact and we can discuss all the options. Cheers Nick

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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Smart Build Solutions

Joined December 2016

I have been in the building industry, working all over Taranaki for the past 4 years. I am proud to be a qualified 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, assisting prope...

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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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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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Bailey Building

Joined April 2017

Hey There I have been in the building industry for the past 7years. Im Hard working, positive, good can do attitude, clean & honest. Happy to do quotes for small or big jobs. Fences Decks Bathroom renovation Sheds/Garages

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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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The Good Job Boys

Joined May 2013

We specialise in all property maintenace. Owner occupied and rental. Gardening, Lawns, renovation, carpets cleaning and new, painting, minor repairs etc. Anything to do with the home and property care.

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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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Lawrnce Builders Ltd

Joined November 2016

At Lawrence builders we like to take the time 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 a commercial building or simply changing a door lock.We've got the experience and the team to get your next build project finished on time and on budget!

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mm Building Ltd

Joined October 2018

MM BUILDING LTD is published in 2013. We provide extensive experience in all areas of building service. From design to permits and offering high-quality trade work through the whole way. Whether you are doing small renovations or you going to build your dream home, we provide ourselves on being reliable, ensuring the work is done on time with the highest quality. With our services in Auckland,...

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Rooney Builders

Joined October 2018

Old school registered master builders. Chris being in the industry for 40years priding himself on price point and good quality works. We can do anything, from project management to everyday handy man chores. Just ask and we can help. We travel all over north island for your needs.

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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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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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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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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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