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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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

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

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Urgently Needing Repairs

Posted 2 years ago

Small bathroom about 2 x 3m .. Need installation of Vanity and Mirror, Toilet, Corner Shower and all fixtures. Need Aqualine applied to half of the bathroom (wet areas). Tiling of floor and removal of old flooring which supports toilet and shower. Need work done urgently approx. Budget between $1000 - $2500.. removal and disposal will be done by myself, still waiting on plumber costs so looking for lowest cost from builder. Thanks

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New Bathroom

Posted 4 months ago

Im planning to make a tiny new bathroom in my new house. It has drainage, seems like this space used to be laundry. Would like to know how much it will roughly cost and make it from there, I will have toilet, handbasin and a shower booth so will need approximate price except these above materials.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 day ago

wanting to gut and re do small bathroom I’m wanting a walk in shower, bathroom is urgent need of repairs so looking to be completed end of December, early January. We are happy to gut bathroom so that it can keep our cost down.

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New bathroom& kitchen

Posted 3 years ago

tiling, floor, walls, installation of bath shower, vanities, toilet.. building consent... Small Bathroom needing compact vanity and bathtub with Shower over bath. Needing floor replaced, and work done to replace everything in bathroom..

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Full house renovations including kitchen, bathroom and layout of house

Posted 3 years ago

We are looking to buy a house in 21 Te Kanawa St, Otorohanga advertised online with Harcourts. We will need an electrician and plumber as we would look to change the bathroom and kitchen. We would also need to look at flooring, putting in some bi-fold doors and possibly changing the general layout of the house.

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 3 years ago

looking at a complete bathroom renovation to update existing bathroom. Size is around 6 square meters. Not looking for a top of the line bathroom just a more modern look

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Bathroom and kitchen renovation

Posted 1 year ago

We are looking to re do our bathroon/laundry and kitchen, including removing 2 walls separating the toilet and laundry from the bathroom and 1 wall separating the kitchen and lounge What we are needing is first a quote to work out what we can and can't do in our budget and then someone who can co-ordinate and carry out all the required work. Will also be looking at re gibbing and insulating all internal walls. I have a few different ideas of what I would like to do (final outcome) so s...

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable. I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working with you to giving you qualit...

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8Trix Residential

Joined November 2015

Hi Guys, I build residential fences in the South Waikato and also in the Auckland areas. My aim is to build high quality fences on budget and on time and to exceed your expectations. We also have a tip truck and digger and bobcat hire for site excavations and driveways. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Dean

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, I’m Brad Roberts, the Director of Nu Vista Homes. We are a family operated business with over 12 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you and understand what you want so that we c...

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Sv building limited

Joined November 2018

Hi there, I’m a licensed builder with nearly ten years in the building industry. I’ve worked on and managed a large variety of sites. These range from high end new builds and renovations right down to the essential small jobs such as replacing a shower unit. I also have experience with building rural/ light commercial steel frame sheds. I work together with an experienced craftsman plumber,...

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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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Ovation Homes

Joined July 2020

Owner and Director of Ovation Builders Tony Erasmuson has 23 years experience in the building industry, and has been a business owner for 18 years. With Tony's wealth of knowledge and skill, alongside his team of top builders and support staff, you can be confident your building project is in good hands! We specialize in new builds, but also do renovations. Call us today to discuss your next buil...

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JMH Homes Ltd

Joined August 2018

Excellent quality work for a competitive price. Get in touch for a free quote for all your deck fence, concreting, renovation, and building requirements.

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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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Jazr

Joined October 2014

Hey, ive been in the building construction for 10+ years doing various jobs from architictual new builds, renovatios of all sizes and Aluminum companys. I am a quilified carpenter and i take pride in my work, im reliable/honest and work very hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Ultra Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2019

An electrical company dedicated to providing you, the customer with satisfaction and piece of mind. From new installations and renovations through to fault finding and repairs, we are here to help. Ultra Electrical Ltd 'Your local Sparky'

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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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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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Josh Mounsey Carpentry

Joined February 2020

New Builds | Renovations | Shop Fit Outs A trade qualified builder that provides all building services. I pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, completing all projects to the highest standard.

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Xabi

Joined October 2020

Hi, We are the best in the market with affordability and use high-quality materials. We beat quotes which are the same deliverable. We are very hardworking and professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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Jackpot Floors

Joined August 2020

Hi, we are qualified and experienced flooring expert-laminate, vinyl plank, hybrid floor or tiling services, bathroom renovations, decking construction, fencing and general renovations. We have more than 10 years of experience and passion for everything we do. We are a small family business, but pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on time

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BUC Ltd

Joined April 2017

We are a small family owned and operated business. We specialise in the smaller, more intricate demolition and refit work needed for elite refits. Our scope of work ranges from clearing small office spaces for refitting, renovations, through to total building demolition. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, efficiency and competitive rates. We are also able to work in with the challenges...

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Diggs Landscapes Ltd

Joined June 2019

Welcome to Diggs Landscapes Ltd. A family owned business built with inspiration from our our own backyard projects. Meet the team: Lyndon, Oscar, Matthew & Digger Lyndon is your Project Manager who brings years of Landscaping, Design ideas, Heavy Machine Operation, Concreting, Paving, Fencing, Arborist work, and a kiwi can do attitude. Matthew joined the team after returning from hi...

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D B and J F Holdings Ltd

Joined July 2019

Hi l have been building for 30 plus years and have recently teamed up with my son to direct him into a future building businesses. He has 10 years plus building experience. We have experience in light commercial, new builds and alteration work, smaller concrete pours. Also enjoy smaller jobs, decks fences, bathrooms etc.

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Sherm's Plumbing Ltd

Joined December 2019

Hi there. Sherm's Plumbing Ltd has over 10 years plumbing experience, specialising in anything from new builds & renovations to smaller maintenance jobs. We take pride in our work & choosing Sherm's Plumbing will mean you get more of a personal & professional touch. We offer competitive quotes & our communication is second to none.

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