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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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.

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Full House Renovation in Takaro Palmerston North

Posted 2 weeks ago

Full House renovation including putting a fire wall

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New bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

Completely strip out the existing bathroom, re gib and install new shower, vanity and toilet (no bath). Urgent as we suspect there is a leak from poor tiling and installation done by previous owner.

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Bathroom reno

Posted 1 month ago

Remove wall between current toilet and bathroom. Install new toilet, shower, vanity.

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Old Garage Renovation/Extension

Posted 1 month ago

We have an old garage that i want to transform into a new space. I want to extend it, probably reclad it line it so it can be used as a home Pilates studio and sleepout, then when we re-sell it can easily become a tidy garage.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 3 days ago

Full renovation pretty much. Floor needs to replaced, bath and sink taken out. We have the new sink and shower set ready to be put in.

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Bathroom renovator

Posted 1 month ago

I want to remove the bathtub and replace it with shower and sliding door, about 1.6m in length. I want the floor and walls tiled in the shower and change the vanity with mixer.

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Guest Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 month ago

There's a crack in the shower wall, which has been there a few years so we assume the wall needs replacing (small wall only 2m width) and a new shower put in plus a new vanity and the bathroom needs repainting. The toilet and tiles are new. it's a very small bathroom, ensuite size the toilet faces the shower and there's a small vanity in the middle. It's not urgent but we'd like at least a quote and the job booked. There are quite a few small jobs around the house that need doing (install a...

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Kitchen

Posted 1 month ago

install new kitchen design and intallation

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Install new shower frame into shower tray

Posted 2 months ago

Shower frame as pictured, has a metal frame so could suit a suitably experienced builder/plumber over a Glazier. As kit came from plumbing world. Sooner you can do the job is preferred. 1 wall and door to be installed

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Laundry

Posted 1 month ago

Require new laundry tub Shelving Dryer on wall Plaster and paint laundry and Hallway

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Exterior Window to Doorway Renovation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Renovation of existing 1500h x 1400w exterior wall window with lintel height of 2410h to an door way of 2410h x 1400w. Exterior wall is 110m thickness exterior brick cladding. Door design is open to available options Photo from original elevation plans included for reference.

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Home Renovations

Posted 1 week ago

Replace three Bay window base Replace Cupboards / doors - Bathroom, Kitchen, & Laundry Secure Flu in airing cupboard Rehang front door and sliding door to bathroom Replace curtain track Dining room Check Floor bathroom (water damage) and wall in dining area (water damage) Build Pelmet for sliding door front lounge

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Exterior Window to Doorway Renovation #2

Posted 2 days ago

Renovation of existing 1500h x 1400w exterior wall window with lintel height of 2410h to an door way of 2410h x 1400w. Exterior wall is 110m thickness exterior brick cladding. Door design is open to available options Photo from original elevation plans included for reference.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to get a new toilet, vanity, sink, laundry tub and a shower installed and possibly re-gib the area.

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Renovate our bathroom

Posted 2 weeks ago

Change the whole walls, flooring and the shower.

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Kitchen renovation #2

Posted 3 weeks ago

He guys, We want to renovate our kitchen and move laundry from the kitchen to the outside storage room. Plz let’s us know. Thanks Muh ...

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Tradie #2

Posted 1 month ago

I want to remove the bathtub and replace it with shower and sliding door, about 1.6m in length. I want the floor and walls tiled in the shower and change the vanity with mixer.

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Garage conversion #2

Posted 1 week ago

Converting the double garage in to a large room - removing garage door (4.9m width) and replacing with windows and doors + insulation. Garage is 35m2

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House Renovation Palmerston North

Posted 2 weeks ago

Work Required – Tremaine Ave - Insulation in the ceilings - Fix/Replace rotten weatherboards, soffits, sills and frames - Paint interior and exterior of the house - Replace carpet - Put firewall between flat 1 and flat 2 - Replace head nails on the roof with screw fixing - Building permits for converted kitchen and bathroom - Cut vegetation around the house - Plumbing work required – wet floor boards identified beneath laundry/bathroom of flat 2. - Fix broken manhole door - Fix...

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Tradie

Posted 1 month ago

I want to remove the bathtub and replace it with shower and sliding door, about 1.6m in length. I want the floor and walls tiled in the shower and change the vanity with mixer and exhaust replaced too.

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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.

Sleepout bathroom renovation #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Convert to mixer taps - kitchen and bathroom

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom & En suite rearrangement + Garage door change

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th May 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Removal of shower and installing shower over bath

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st August 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 2
Schedule
 3
Communication
 2

Home Renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Remodel

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Reno

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

10th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Kitchen Renovation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

31st December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

refresh small bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom and Toilet

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

17th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen please

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Installing kitchen kit-set.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

31st May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove aluminium door frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower and bath replacent

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom reno Hokowhitu


31st December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Re line Single Garage

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

16th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Renovation Specialists in Palmerston North

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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JKlass Construction Limited

Joined September 2021

Hi there we have been building for 10 plus years with experience in high end homes to small renovations. Specialise in finishing work. (Shopefitter by trade) Open to anything, Kids play houses, toys, Man caves, or just a revamp of your kitchen or bathroom. We pride ourselves in doing an A-Class job to the highest of quality. No jobs too small

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DoCarpentry

Joined January 2022

Hi, I’m focusing on small carpentry jobs to do in 1-2 days and insulation, where I’ve got a large experience and can provide a professional and friendly service with tidy completion

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Astro Building & Maintenance

Joined June 2018

With over 30 years experience in construction, ASTRO Maintenance boast a wide knowledge and skills. Based in Levin, Horowhenua ASTRO Maintenance can accommodate various jobs throughout Horowhenua, Manawatu-Wanganui and Kapiti Coast. From small maintenance repairs to all inside and outside renovations, ASTRO Maintenance provides a professional, high standard, reliable building and maintenance serv...

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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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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TLR Construction

Joined June 2020

Hi, I have over 15 years experience in the construction industry and pride myself on completing work to a high standard. I look forward to meeting you to discuss what we can offer.

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Sai Building Services Ltd

Joined December 2020

Sai Building Services Ltd We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles) Painting Roofing Plumbing Pl...

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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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Smileys decks and fences

Joined May 2017

Have been building for the last 4 years. Looking for weekend/after work jobs to get a bit of extra money. I will work hard to give you a finished product you love at a great rate.

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Hawkes Bay, Manawatu/ Whanganui, and Nelson-Tasman regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioners) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope o...

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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

Palmer construction is a well established building business with a passion for house renovation and all general building and property maintenance including painting.

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SchoCon

Joined July 2012

Focused on outdoor living, hard landscaping and renovations, but also the cliche "for all your building needs". Being in the building and construction arena for 18 years, LBP licensed and trade qualified we will make your ideas and dreams reality.

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FREEFLOW PLUMBING & DRAINAGE SERVICES

Joined December 2011

I'VE BEEN SUCESSFULLY PRACTICING AS A PLUMBER, DRAINLAYER EARTH MOVER FOR OVER 35 YEARS ON THE KAPITI COAST. WE ATTEND TO ANY WATER OR DRAINAGE PROBLEMS THAT MAY POP UP OVER TIME.

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Rapid construction

Joined November 2018

HI, we have been doing residential fencing and decks for the last 2 years. while we are specialized in two sectors one being residential fencing and decks and other being plasterboard installs for renovation works. we do other jobs as well, anything from water blasting to minor renovations to verandahs - pergolas and even those small property repairs. we are professional and reliable at reasona...

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Morris Construction 2017 Limited

Joined February 2017

Morris Construction is Manawatu based, family run building company. Johno Morris is a qualified building practitioner who has over 10 years building experience. We have a team of 4 qualified builders and 3 apprentice builders who are driven and passionate about the industry. Our team takes pride in their work and has exceptional attention to detail. We offer a wide range of building services an...

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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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4ast Services

Joined July 2021

Hi, My name is Arorae Akari Im the owner of 4ast Services Ltd and my team as I called them 3T which means they all know the 3 Trades, which saves you time and effort to get other tradesmen or tradeswomen. As for my team or I call them family, they have combined experience of over 20 years We specialises in gib fixing, plastering, painting as well as supplying cleaners and labourers. Like our Slo...

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Practical Building Company Ltd

Joined December 2019

We understand that problems arise with houses, landscaping and everything else to do with property services. It's our aim to provide cost effective solutions that can help our clients and aim to receive referrals from existing clients. Let me help solve your property problems

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Wylie Carpentry

Joined October 2016

Qualified Carpenter with a strong eye for detail and quality. Available for: Decks Fences Pergolas Renovations Additions Bathrooms Kitchens +More

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Mahi ki Te Ora Ltd

Joined October 2020

Kia ora, Blair and I have 35yrs plus combined expertise in the building industry and offer you our trade qualified skill set to bring to life your vision . While we specialise in Renovations we also are adept at carrying out smaller jobs . Looking forward to helping create your dreams . Cheers Craig .

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