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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.

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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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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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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7 Things Tradies Want You To Know Going Into 2022

Posted 30/11/21

Next year will be the year of catch-22’s for home improvement. So, how can you get a great outcome for your project in these busy times?

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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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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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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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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.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

Sleek Splashback Completes Kitchen and Laundry Reno

Read about a sleek splashback project for a kitchen and laundry with one of our tradies. Also get advice for your next tiling work.

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

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read on to find out how this family hired a plasterer for their living room reno.

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.

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.

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.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Recent jobs posted

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

Kitchenette

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I need someone who can install a kitchenette in my rumpus room. I want someone who can only take labour charges. I will buy the kitchenette and cabinets. Need to instal tab too so I need someone with plumbing experience. Thank you

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Bathroom upgrade

Posted 1 week ago

Complete bathroom upgrade (6 square metres), replace bath, vanity and toilet. New floor and wall tiles including water proofing, electrics for new heated towel rail and replace ceiling lights.

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Showerbox

Posted 1 week ago

Relining of shower box open for suggestions.

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Strip out and renovation

Posted 1 week ago

Strip out downstairs for waterproofing, waterproofer pre selected, remove concrete stairwell, convert downstairs open space , open up one room upstairs to consented plans.

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Repair burn hole in composite granite sink

Posted 1 week ago

Small hole burned into black composite granite kitchen sink. Hoping it can be patched. If not replace with matching sink.

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Main living area revovation

Posted 1 week ago

We have a few jobs that need being done listed in order of importance but do want all done ideally - Removing, Re-Gibing, stopping & Painting of lounge area - (Roughly 4.5 x 3.5m) - Want to move wiring to better locations and there is an old fireplace that has been boarded up badly and the wallpaper is sagging - Stripping wallpaper and skim coating the Hallway and entry area - (Roughly (4.8 x 0.9m hallway) (1.2 x 3.5m Entrance) - New slightly lower roof for the whole area to match up to the e...

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Bathroom Renovation #2

Posted 1 day ago

Hi, I want to renovate a bathroom inside master bedroom, changing everything, tile wall, shower box, vanity, toilet, mirror, towel rail, lightings, and budget is between $10,000 - $15,000 in total and can start immediately. I want to get 3 quotations and will choose a suitable one. Please text to Chris, ... . Kind regards

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Installation of splashbach in kitchen

Posted 3 weeks ago

Would like acrylic splashback from bunnings (cool mist) in newly installed kitchen ......

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Full renovation on 2 bathrooms and part renovation bathroom 3

Posted 4 days ago

2 x bathroom fully stripped, replace shower, toilet, wet walls, vanity, mirror, vent and lighting. 1 bathroom remove spa bath. retile as necessary, paint etc 1 x bathroom replace shower only. replacement showers toilet, vanities mirrors will be supplied.

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Changing Basement to Two Rooms

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi, I have a very big basement with room and bathroom downstairs. I want to redesign and build it as a separate livable unit which has two rooms and kitchenet. I need a builder who can help me to make it.

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Small Bathroom renovation

Posted 3 days ago

We'd like to take out the shower, bath and vanity in our bathroom and if we could replace it with a walk in shower instead and a new vanity.

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Complete overhaul bathroom

Posted 1 week ago

New tiling, remove recess to shower, possibly floor heating, new toilet and vanity

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Bathroom Update

Posted 1 week ago

I need the vanity and shower replaced. Plus all fittings for vanity and shower. Wanting to update but not change the layout. So just wanting to replace with similar items. And need a heated towel rail installed - I have the rail. No specific time I need this done but I do need someone to come and have a look and quote and provide the new shower and vanity. Vanity I would like two draw instead of cupboards. Shower I would like a moulded liner with shelves. Size of current shower is ... .

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Small bathroom update

Posted 3 weeks ago

Replace old unit with hung toilet and basin and replace with new unit with a new toilet and basin. Remove old mirror and replace with new one.

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Replacement for shower, vanity, toilet, possibly create external door

Posted 2 weeks ago

Bathroom flooring due to be replaced (insurance job) so time to update the bathroom fittings. Urgent quote needed to replace shower, vanity and toilet. Would also like to create an external door (replacing part of window) if possible.

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2 bathroom showers

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have 2 bathroom with really tired shower cubicles and would like them replaced and there is a 3 Bathroom installation that needs some discussion and advise. Please come and have a look and quote on the 2 showers and lets chat about the 3rd Bathroom.

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Modern Classic Bathroom

Posted 2 weeks ago

Small 6m2 full bathroom renovation with laundry tiles walls and floor to be done with small amount of plumbing having shower over bath and equally small amount of electrical.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

70s house, noticed softening in floor, when pulling back damage is extensive and more than a home job. Need flooring and walls replaced. Replacing with simple shower and vanity. Need done asap.

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Bathroom ceiling replacement

Posted 3 weeks ago

Basically, the ceiling gib in the bathroom needs to be replaced. The paint is flaking, and the surface is damaged and pitted in various places. I've tried several times to sand it back and repaint, but each time it deteriorated again. So I thought it would be better to simply replace the gib and start fresh. I can provide the materials, as my daughter works at Bunnings and so we can get staff discount, therefore I'm asking for a labour only quote. So - the job would be to remove existing ceiling...

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Renovate master bedroom

Posted 4 days ago

Master bedroom renovation Jan 2022 Room is 4m x 3.33m Ceiling is 2.45m high Ceiling: Remove and replace ceiling gib (do not re-install vent). Gib stop and sand, Paint white. add extra pink bats if required – particularly at exterior edges. New architrave. Two exterior walls: Remove and replace gib. New skirting. Install pink bats. Strip and paint window surrounds. Curtain rails are not to be re-installed. add double power plug. Two interior walls: Remove wallpaper and...

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 215,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Shower refit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ashcraig court

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

25th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Bathroom Refurbishment

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace and install a new cabinet with double sinks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Upgrade


15th December 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower replacement

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

12th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Disconnecting existing vanity and installation of new vanity

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove wall and create storage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Extension and Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kent Fireplace Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tidying up external courtyard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Upstairs Bathroom Renovation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

30th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen installation only

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Deck and Sliding door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Bathroom Renovation - Jack of all trades needed

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

22nd November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Freya Place reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Commercial kitchen Extraction hood replacement ,

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Renovation Specialists in North Shore

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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AWM Limited

Joined January 2018

AWM Ltd is an Asbestos and Methamphetamine removal company which is licensed with WorkSafe to remove both Class A & Class B contaminated material. Asbestos can be found in textured ceilings, cladding, fencing , lino and roofing in both residential and commercial areas. We have our own Supervisors and a Telarc Certified Safety Management System in place. Services Include: * Supply testing f...

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Lukes Building Services

Joined September 2020

Hello and welcome to Luke's Building Services. We are locally owned and specialize in small renovations, maintenance and repairs, and shower replacements. Check out my Facebook page

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Nodin Renovations

Joined March 2017

Hi, We've been renovating house for over 16 years. We do all sorts of work on commercial and residential properties. Waterblasting, rust repairs, ridge repointing, moss treatment, replace cracked tiles and few to name. Painted more than 30 roofs. We do insurance work. Have painted more than 100 houses over the years. We do waterproofing, bathroom renovations, tiling, re grouting, splash back....

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Architech Designs & Modelling Services Ltd

Joined March 2012

We do Design, Drafting works, 3D Modelling, Site Supervision, Construction Administration and Council Liaison, Building and Resource consent Drawings and lodgement to council. I am in the business for 20 years now. I am happy to work around the clients design requirements but also provide my design input where necessary to comply.

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M&E renovation

Joined May 2019

I am a solo trader. Ive been renovating houses for the last 10 years. I am currently working as a builder coordinator in a renovation company. I am very professional and always fair to my clients. Every clients Deserve a high quality workmanship. All types of Job. i started from the lowest position in construction industry, meaning no job too small for me. You will have honest advise b...

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Bathrooms Inc

Joined July 2019

We are a Bathroom renovation company, where no job is too big or too small! Over the last 15 Years our work has ranged from replacing toilets/items or leaky fixtures through to Project Managing large commercial bathroom renovations. We pride ourselves in bathroom experience, making sure we get the best out of your bathroom, from space to product! Once we have quoted your project and your produ...

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NJB CONSTRUCT LTD

Joined November 2016

We are a building contractor that specialise in - Commercial Interior Fit Out Residential Renovations Timber & laminate Flooring Kitchen & Bathroom Reno’s Exterior Decking & Fencing We are by no means your cheapest contractor out there but when you click to go with NJB, you can be guaranteed quality workmanship along with constant communication throughout your job leaving you with a c...

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CGS NZ

Joined December 2014

Thank you for your project description / details initiated, The job. We have been selected to assist you with a quotation with regards to your requirements. Kindly select our details and we will endeavour to assist you asap, schedule a site visit, confirm your expectations/requirements and prepare a quote accordingly. SUMMARY >CGS NZ specialise in frameless glass, showers, mirrors, pool fe...

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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West projects

Joined February 2021

Hey, im a builder with 8 years of experience, capable of new builds/renovation. Iv also spent time working on commercial properties maintaining them over the years, taking alot of pride in my work providing high standard of workmanship. Iv just recently signed up with buildscrack and looking to grow my customer base

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Dragon Maintenance Ltd

Joined September 2013

Hi, my name is Jason and part of a family run business from Wales in the UK. I have 20+ years experience in the Building & Construction Industry, from project management and on the tools. Qualified as an Electrician, Joiner/Carpentry, brick/block laying and experience in other trade backgrounds. Now living in New Zealand we are continuing to provide a high quality service in Building, Renovatio...

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Axiacon Limited

Joined June 2021

New Build - Our comprehensive packages include design and build for bespoke homes or alternatively we have some existing plans and templates which we can make work for you to create a unique home designed and built just for you. Reclad - Our cladding team is passionate and professional as well as being extremely knowledgeable about how to get your cladding into tip top shape again. We can u...

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Leiana Contractors

Joined May 2017

Hi I am Neil we are a small team of experience builders & masons who got together to do contracting work . Our team is mostly Tongan boys so no job is too big for us . Our service includes landscaping., concrete driveways , concrete pad for spa pool & Sheds , Concrete removal , Masonry Block Walls & fencing , demolition , Timber fencing ,retaining walls, Rock Walls , Kitchen Removal , Gib , i...

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Studio Sio Ltd

Joined April 2021

Hello, my name is Shanta Trusewich and I run Studio Sio. I am an interior and architectural designer, with over ten years experience in both NZ and NYC. I design and project manage residential; retail; hospitality; and office projects, collaborating on client briefs and manifesting them into spaces that are functional, well crafted, and beautiful. I can provide 3D renderings, plans to build...

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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 and construction.

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Trinity Construction Ltd

Joined February 2010

We take pride in our workmanship and get the job right from the start. We have been in the building industry since 1985. We finish the job on time and to budget. Also we are a registered builder under the new governments act. Hiring a registered builder will give you a peace of mind.

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are UK qualified with over 40 yrs experience. . We specialize in building repairs, bathrooms, and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting. We are very flexible to your needs, to suit your budget. Apply for a free quote.

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Parkes builders

Joined September 2018

Run by a BCITO Qualified LBP builder with 10 years new build , renovation experience. . Hard working team, and you will be impressed at the standard of work We can produce. Excited to bring your ideas to life ! Please also see our No Cow Boys reviews at ...... &allow-rating=1#ratings

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Wardrobe World

Joined September 2019

We specialise in storage solutions - whether it be kitchens, wardrobes, sliding doors, laundry fit outs or garage storage units we have you covered. We also provide GIB, plaster and painting/decorating services. Whatever the job may be, we will be 100% transparent and provide you with our very best quality and service. We look forward to hearing from you!

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NZ CCS ltd

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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