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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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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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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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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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The Benefits of Building a Conservatory

Posted 22/10/14

If you've been thinking about adding an extension to your home, Building a conservatory is a clever way to add more living space without having to move to a larger home. One of the benefits of building a conservatory is the potential to add a lot of value to your home. Hiring an architect

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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

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 This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom.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

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” and

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” and

Recent jobs posted

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

Restaurant refresh

Posted 5 months ago

Looking at minor refreshing of recently purchased restaurant (previous Kathakali on Devon Street). Job will include minor cosmetic refreshing/touch ups, interior painting, building of booth seats along one side of the wall, building a temporary wall to cover the waterfall feature (in the picture). Lead time looking at 2-3 weeks max.

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Upgrade

Posted 1 month 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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New bath liner + Shower

Posted 2 weeks ago

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

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Front room fire place removal

Posted 5 months ago

Looking to remove an old open fire place in the front room of old bungalow and install wardrobes in the space.

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Remove bath put in shower

Posted 6 months ago

Take out bath - put in shower cubicle - pre purchased in exact same place with same plumbing

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House Repair

Posted 5 months ago

Relevel house - 1 corner of the house has dropped Replace exterior timber facing on top storey Replace and check flashings around windows Replace roof nails with screws and replace corroded colour steel. Repair cracks in exterior cladding Fix leak around kitchen window Fox roof leak into garage

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Bathroom Reno

Posted 1 month 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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Fit laundry cupboard/benchtop

Posted 5 months ago

Fit laundry cupboard and benchtop Cut hole for sink Cut holes in back of cupboard for plumber

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Shower reline.

Posted 1 month 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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Kitchen renovation for rental #2

Posted 4 months ago

Want a new bench top, sink, cupboard fronts, new pantry cabinet installed

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Kitchen renovation for rental

Posted 4 months ago

Want a new bench top, sink, cupboard fronts, new pantry cabinet installed

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New bath liner + Shower #2

Posted 1 week ago

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

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Remove chimney? #2

Posted 2 months ago

Fireplaces removed and possibly chimney, depending on costing. We may decide to just remove the fireplaces and leave the chimney inside. However we would require the part of the chimney above the roof removed. Tricky to describe, but we want to keep the wall between the rooms, but remove the fireplaces.

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Remove chimney?

Posted 2 months ago

Fireplaces removed and possibly chimney, depending on costing. We may decide to just remove the fireplaces and leave the chimney inside. However we would require the part of the chimney above the roof removed. Tricky to describe, but we want to keep the wall between the rooms, but remove the fireplaces.

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Ramps

Posted 2 months ago

I have 2 ramps that need to be made to fit my doors on my house

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Bathroom reno

Posted 4 months ago

strip existing bathroom of bath,vanity and formica walls. fit out new vanity,bath and aqualine jib walls to paint finish.

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Bathroom revamp

Posted 5 months ago

Looking at re jibbing and putting in new shower unit, toilet and vanity in a small downstairs bathroom, Looking to have done in the next two months or as soon as possible.

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Flooring

Posted 2 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 1 month 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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Renovation of downstairs self contained flat

Posted 2 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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Recent renovating reviews

With over 159,000 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 window installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2019

Workmanship
 4
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

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

Lara's bedroom renovaton #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th September 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

shower reline.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Finishing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st May 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

Wet bathroom wanted

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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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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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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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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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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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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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Cookies construction

Joined October 2016

I Mack Cook opened Cookies construction in 2012 i have 10 years experience in the building industry carry a lbp licence and backed by the master builders association.

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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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MEKEFIPA

Joined October 2016

I have been able to work on various jobs on Commercial and Residential for more than ten years. I have love to work up to meet all the required task and all exactly what the clients need. Quotes will be determined by what the clients need.Your work my pride.If You want your job done,it can be done well. Competitive Quotes will be providing to meet budget. I love my work.

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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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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