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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 on to find out how this family hired a plasterer for their living room reno.

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.

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Apiti Whare

Posted 1 year ago

looking at extending out adding a third bedroom and enlarging/renovating the existing lounge and kitchen (new Kitchen) and renovating existing Bathroom and toilet (new bathroom) thankyou.

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Full house renovations including kitchen, bathroom and layout of house

Posted 5 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 4 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 2 years 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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Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 year 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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Urgently Needing Repairs

Posted 3 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 1 year 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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New bathroom& kitchen

Posted 4 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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Sleepout to renovate

Posted 8 months ago

Sleepout needs new roof and some repairs to make watertight. Would be keen to gut it and redesign into a self contained unit. May need consent with council to add in utilities such as water for bathroom and kitchenette. I am flexible and happy to have this project done sometime this year or early next year. Sleepout likely requires re-lining , jibbing installation and electrics tied up. New doors required and could be nice to replace windows with double glazed aluminum windows.

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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.


Harpley Building services

Joined August 2020

Hi I'm Logan harpley , I have been working away at mastering my Craft for the past 12 years. I'm Australian born and raised however I have needed to move to the beautiful country of New Zealand for my son. I am currently sub-contracting as the lead hand builder for Pzazz Building and will continue to do so as I grow Harpley Building services. I have a great attitude backed up with great sk...

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MTF Building Limited

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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Wagstaff family builders ltd

Joined January 2022

We are a family owned and operated building, renovations and landscaping company, we are Licensed building practitioners. We pride ourselves on having up to date and competitive pricing. We take on large and small jobs. We have a quick quote return time. We also have a long list of reliable subcontractors that work with us so you know the job will run as smooth as possible.

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A Mac Projects Ltd

Joined September 2021

Hi, I'm a qualified builder and have 25 years experience in commercial and residential building including site and project management. I was part of a team who won NZ Commercial Builder of the year in 2010 and have managed many other building sites within the Waikato. I take pride in providing competitive prices and quality workmanship all delivered within decent timeframes. I also have many t...

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Aspect Construction Ltd

Joined November 2021

Hey Reon here, I have been building and renovating houses for the past 7 years. While I specialise in building/renovations, I also do a lot of fencing and decks. I take pride in being hard working, professional and getting the job done to the highest quality at a great price. Please get in contact for a quote.

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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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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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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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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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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, Brett,Logan & 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. Brett joined the team after returning from his tim...

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Diamond Renovation & Maintenance Services

Joined May 2021

We are experienced and professional team who strive to provide the best service for our customers and completing the jobs with high standard. We service throughout North Island.

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BKF Builders

Joined May 2019

I am a trade qualified builder with 27 years experience in both residential and commercial construction. I am very professional and work hard to complete anything from new builds to renovations in a timely professional and reliable manner.

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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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Maple & Stone

Joined May 2021

Exceptional design. Extraordinary service. From our factory in Hamilton we design and manufacture bespoke kitchens and cabinetry. Using the latest CNC technology we custom build every job to suit your home.

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KMF Roofing Limited

Joined October 2020

Hi there, we have 15 years experience in construction and 5 years experience in roofing. We specialise in Metal Tile Roofs, but also have a lot of experience in long run roofing as well. We are a professional, respectful, happy group of guys that work really hard to meet our client's needs. We will give you a great price and appreciate any work that is granted to us.

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G Builds

Joined March 2021

I have been a builder for almost ten years and have done residential and commercial build and have always been interested in building and interacting with clients and see smile on their faces and to know they are happy with the project.

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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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Professional Tiling & Construction

Joined November 2017

we are: professional tiling services for commercial/residential/builder/developer we offer: quality of workmanship tile laying, certified waterproofing , screed & render, grinding & self levelling, tile removal, expert advice, stone masonry work, pool tiling & capping, all natural stone tiling, tile sealing, bathroom makeover, complete bathroom renovations quality skilled craftsmen 24/7...

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Manaia Build Nz

Joined February 2020

Cabinet Makers. New Kitchens. Custom furniture. Entertainment Units. Shop Fit outs. Renovations. New Bathrooms. New Showers. New Flooring. Staircases. Decks. All Building works.

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Hamilton Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined December 2017

Before starting any jobs we endeavour to find the right solution for each customer, to suit their budget and individual requirements. When we take on a job we want you to be informed throughout the process and we guarantee your satisfaction. For most people their home/property is their biggest asset and we keep that in mind with all the jobs we do. Whether it be pest control, building your fence,...

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