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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 renovating. Check out how they did it.

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.

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

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

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.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

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

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.

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.

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Ensuite reno

Posted 2 years ago

Bathroom ensuite mould between gib on sloping ceiling ,mould at bottom corner by cavity shower. Want to replace shower and paint. Keep same footprint of vanity and toilet.

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Quote and renovate

Posted 5 months ago

Needing bathroom flooring done bath remove replace with wet floor and leak in roofing needing quote done asap and job

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Masada cladding

Posted 3 years ago

repairing a home in Opotiki and Te Kaha ie recladding

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Install kitchen

Posted 2 years ago

install a new flat pack kitchen

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Entire Californian Bungalow Renovation

Posted 8 months ago

Renovate Bathroom Renovate Kitchen Add Wall Renovate Walls and Ceilings Renovate Floors Renovate or Replace Windows

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Extension

Posted 2 weeks ago

10 x 4.5m extension to main house

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Bathroom work - Opotiki

Posted 3 years ago

please see the bathroom part of the uploaded photo, the work is to replace the shower cubicle, remove the bath and install a toilet in its place and swap out the vanity. Also may have further work to replace a small toilet but this detail will be confirmed soon.

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Laundry Window

Posted 3 months ago

Need to put aluminium window in Laundry, the external cladding is brick We can supply the window

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Kitchen and bathroom refurbishment

Posted 9 months ago

We need a bathroom renovating and a kitchen/living area redesigned, including removing internal walls etc. We need help with the design phase and council consents as well as the actual building work. We also need the roof checked and possibly replaced.

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 6 months ago

Currently has bath over shower which will be removed. Want new walk in shower installed with acrylic walls and new vanity installed. Also want replacement of old toilet which is in another area. The third pic shows where I want placement of the new shower and vanity. Want work completed mid Feb.

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Bathroom & Toilet Renovation

Posted 4 months ago

1960s weatherboard home requiring some bathroom and toilet reno. Installation of new shower and toilet. New Gib lining of both rooms and possible replacement of floors. Will arrange new lino and painting of area ouselves. The last photo is the new position would like for shower and basin. Toilet will remain in seperate room. Also would like sliding door put in between toilet and laundry.

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Renovate Bathroom

Posted 4 years ago

Need to have a shower installed 2 or 3 sided (the old one has already been removed) Also need to replace ceiling tiles in bathroom with normal ceiling board. And move wall back to orginal design.

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Bathroom repair 2

Posted 3 years ago

Floor and lino replacing plus new vanity installation

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Bathroom 2 and Deck

Posted 4 years ago

If possible to take a wall out from a separated toilet to create a bigger bathroom. Install updated vanity and bath. Also costing re: extension of an existing desk to a much larger deck space. This would require going on poles over a considerable height. Covering areas of the deck.

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New beach in kitchen , bathroom upgrade

Posted 8 months ago

new shower and corner cabinet , wall linings etc, kitchen needs new beach and caboards , built in over cook top , washhouse changed to bathroom and new washhouse built out the back were water tank is , and also extend deck and add cover to in

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Bathroom

Posted 4 years ago

If possible to take a wall out from a separated toilet to create a bigger bathroom. Install updated vanity and bath.

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Kitchen and bathroom refurbishment #2

Posted 8 months ago

We need a bathroom renovating and a kitchen/living area redesigned, including removing internal walls etc. We need help with the design phase and council consents as well as the actual building work. We also need the roof checked and possibly replaced.

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Meth contamination repair

Posted 2 months ago

We need an initial quote for regibbing/painting/full redecorate quote - then managing the entire job.

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New bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

Change laundry into an ensuite bathroom, erect walls to make new wardrobe Reposition laundry in garage Remove glass doors from lounge, frame and gib in their place Quote required please Would like to start ASAP

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Design Consented Plans Bathroom Insulation inside of Shed

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for a draftsman to draw a bathroom plan for consent. Bathroom is being added to a shed and need a plan drawn to send to the council for consent. Already have rough scale drawn plans.

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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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JDC Contracting Bop

Joined June 2020

Hi , At JDC Contracting We Specialize in New Aluminium Windows & Doors, Aluminium joinery Replacements/Maintenance , Retro fitting of New Double Glazing , Small Building Jobs , Renovations , Decks , Deck Repairs , Fences , with 20 years in the building Industry We are very professional and work hard to deliver the best quality workman ship on time and within budget , there's no job to big or to sm...

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Riley construction services

Joined February 2021

Riley Construction Services is a family owned business and family driven at all times. We take pride in our work and do everything with passion dignity and fairness. We do from anything in the construction industry to home renovations and landscaping, with over 15 years experience in these fields we are now awaiting your call. So why wait leave the work to us and relax

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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Jpricebuilders

Joined April 2017

I am a licensed carpenter with over 10 years experience doing renovation and residential building work. I'm professional and will do my best to make your job big or small easy at a competitive price. Give me a call

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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Mecon Ltd painting services

Joined October 2012

What I can do for you. Interior painting. Prepping / sanding / sealing / priming Exterior painting any residential, commercial, industrial and using the right products for each paint job ;-) Roof painting Industrial painting two pack Altex/International/Hempel Intumescent paint application / inspections Fire proofing ( this is a airless spray application this can't be applied by roller at...

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Ameribuild

Joined January 2019

Ameribuild supplies affordable, top quality windows and doors nationwide! Once you’ve decided on a material and style for your windows and doors, simply complete our online quote form and we’ll get back to you with a detailed quote. We work with a range of qualified builders throughout New Zealand to measure and install joinery, no matter where you are. Our no-pressure sales approach lets you get...

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Stride Builders Limited

Joined October 2019

At Stride builders we pride ourselves on doing our best and quality work every time, no matter how big or small the job. We go the extra mile to provide great service to our customers. With great craftsmanship we ensure to put a lot of focus, sweat and pride into all our projects.

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Archemics Design

Joined April 2019

Archemics Design is an architectural design, structural engineering and interiors studio based in Auckland. We provide design services from pre design briefing, concept design through to full building drawings and documentation and consents. We have worked on both residential and commercial projects in New Zealand that form the basis of our industry knowledge. With a design focused env...

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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates specialise in roof leak repair, Skylite change out. Chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning & repair. Moss treatments of roofs, concrete & paths. Detergent house washing & fly & spider treatment. Landscaping, tree trimming and all those jobs you don't want to do. Any questions please contact us through builders crack. Kind regards Steve.

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BOLD Landscape Design and Construction

Joined September 2011

Over 30 years landscape design and construction experience. From a simple fence to a full residential contract. Happy to simply provide a concept plan with estimates on costs of work required, right through the finished product. Excellent portfolio can be provided upon request - ...

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DRK Residential Limited

Joined December 2016

Hi, I'm a qualified, liscensed LBP carpenter with over 15 years experience in the building industry. Im mainly based in the residential sector with the focus being on new home and renovation builds. I pride myself in achieving workmanship of quality no matter how big or small the job. I look forward to helping you get your project completed soon. Regards Darryl

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Projects

Joined July 2010

German Master-Cabinetmaker, since 40 years. I think, there is nothing I haven' t made allready. Challange me. Give me some extrordinary job to do and I will do it with attention to detail! Cheers, Franz. (Master Cabinetmaker)

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Awesum Maintenance Services

Joined October 2019

We have many years experience of Property Maintenance and Renovations both domestic and Commercial. Each job is treated as though its our own. We are fully insured and all work is guaranteed. We work hard to satisfy our customers needs and understand timelines.

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True Tiling Services

Joined September 2020

Professional Tiler with seven years experience in interior and exterior tiling. Working at various sites has provided me with exceptional knowledge of preparing surfaces for wall and floor tiling, waterptoofing, laying tiles and installing sanitary equipment. Focused and hardworking. Able to troubleshoot complex problems and get the job done. Also worked as a carpenter for 3 years and as a tool g...

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NJ McGuffie Builders Ltd

Joined November 2008

We've been building new house and renovating houses for the last 18 years . We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for completion of all projects. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Complete Construction Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Construction industry with over 20 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. Whether upgrading Kitchen,Bathroom,Deck,Fencing,Building,Plumbing,Electrical Gasfitting,Tiling,Painting we are the company that can make it happen With a wealth of knowledge and practical experience. Complete Construction we...

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

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

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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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Diack Homes Ltd

Joined March 2021

Hi there. Diack Homes is family owned and operated building company in the Bay on Plenty that build with Integrity. "WE DO WHAT WE SAY" We specialise in New Builds and Renovations. We take care of everything to do with he build from start to finish and offer UNBEATABLE guarantees for the service we provide!

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