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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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

Rawhiti

Posted 1 month ago

1960s house, add bedroom and garage with internal access, new bathroom. partial reroof, double glaze throughout Sloping site so involves cutting concrete foundation Plans complete, consent for stage 1 currently with Council, Stage 1 windows ordered

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Convert 3rd Bedroom to work-from-home space

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I'm considering converting an existing 3rd bedroom on ground level to be a work-from-home space. The job is very simple: replace a window with a sliding door. Add a small deck (2,24m x 1,6m) outside. Minor landscaping. There is no urgency to have the work done in 2021. All I need now is a quote so I can talk to my bank re the reno. The job, if accepted , can be done after Easter in 2022.

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Garage Reno

Posted 1 month ago

Hi Team, I'd like my garage to be reno'd to a innovation/collab space with home office setup with some stringent timelines. I'm willing to have a reno completed by Sep 2021 and quote finalised before 30 Jun 2021. Could you please let me know if you are interested to get this piece of work completed and arrange a site visit for detailed consultation ? Thank you Mithun ...

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2 x bathrooms to renovate #2

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I have 2 bathrooms to renovate. Replacing all like for like so no major plumbing involved. Bathroom 1 is small and has a toilet, hand basin and shower. Bathroom 2 is medium with a bath/shower and a hand basin.

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Bathroom work

Posted 2 weeks ago

Replace toilet seat and vanity Install heat fan bathroom ventilation Remove towel heater Must be done in the next 2 weeks please. Photos: replace with new ones

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CC kitchen reno

Posted 3 weeks ago

Help design new kitchen Dismantle/remove/install old kitchen incl. Cabinets/oven/sink/floors Liaise with plumber/gasfitter Removal of hotwater cylinder (looking to replace with gas infinity) Widening of a door frame

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Rangehood Installation

Posted 1 month ago

Installation of a new wall rangehood in the kitchen which currently does not have a duct. Preference to have two quotes: 1. Full job including a new unit 2. Job to install a unit pre-purchased.

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We need DIY kitchen cabinets

Posted 1 month ago

We bought our 1st home and need to do kitchen cupboards and island on a low budget so looming at DIY. We need help with

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Ensuite repairs

Posted 2 months ago

We need to replace our floor tiles and the toilet - possibly the shower also needs replacing - keen to get a quote please

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 3 weeks ago

looking at fully modernising bathroom

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Install front load washing machine / readjust cabinets and bench

Posted 1 week ago

I have a typical L shaped bench space - where the sink and access to piles in the middle of the long end and the short end is the breakfast bar. Want to place front loader in kitchen not underfed the house in basement. I think some there will need to be some remove mention of cupboards and some addition of hiddden piping (don’t want to install laundry sink). How much will this cost?

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Finishing removed TV room door

Posted 3 weeks ago

We decided to make the TV room entry wider by removing the sliding door. The door already removed by one of our friends and the finishing part remains. I'll upload more photos to night.

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Bath frame install

Posted 2 months ago

Frame installed incorrectly. Need someone to take out what's there and install, so it fits and without having to have a fake wall.

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Shower Hand Held

Posted 3 weeks ago

looking for someone to install the shower head with the handle in shower and install taps for the wash basin in the bathroom

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Laundry Reno

Posted 4 days ago

Hi, My laundry needs an update. I have new front loader appliances (washer and dryer) so I could put in a benchtop and new sink instead of a tub. This would require an electrician - to move a plug for the appliances to pug into below the bench Plumber - to install the sink and hook up the appliances And a builder - to install the bench top, cabinet for the sink, overhead cupboards (this is still be be decided) and to change the double doors into sliding doors. Look forward to hearing fro...

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Bath and Vanity

Posted 1 month ago

All ripped out and ready to go. Need a tiler to work with builder to do bath frame. Also assist with tile choice.

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Bathroom and Toilet Renovation (5.8sqm)

Posted 1 week ago

Bathroom and Toilet Renovation (5.8sqm) • Renovate the whole T&B • Do all required plumbing, tiling, electricals, haulage & disposal, logistics, ect to achieve outcome. • Remove old shower, bathtub, toilet, vanity, mirror and old lighting. • Strip and remove all floor tiles and wall tiles Window • Remove existing window (610mmx810mm) • Cover and seal old window location Bathtub • Install Cape II 1500 Right-Hand direction Back To Wall Freestanding Bath • Install Legend Chrome Bath Mixe...

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2 x bathrooms to renovate

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I have 2 bathrooms that need renovating. Replacing like for like. Please get in touch to arrange a quote.

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En suite bathroom and laundry renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

We would like a complete remodel of our ensuite bathroom. All old fittings to be taken out, walls to be rejibbed etc and new fittings to be put in. Our laundry has a toilet to be taken out and we would like a work bench with inset sink and shelving moved in our old laundry cupboard.

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Kitchen Splashback

Posted 1 week ago

I need advice and a price on having a great value splashback supplied and installed please.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bathroom work


19th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st June 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small toilet room modifications

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st June 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

View Road Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Operation Bathroom Fix

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small Bathroom - Upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

22nd March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chimney and fireplace removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower Door repair


26th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lounge renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom strip plus wall removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Renovation Specialists in Porirua

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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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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Building renovator

Joined March 2017

Hi, I have been building for 20 years, I am a licensed builder, and licensed plumber, and a certified water proofer. I have completed some large renovations but also do the smaller jobs as well. I like to do reno work as it is more satisfying. and pleasing the customer is my ultimate aim I can always guarantee satisfaction.

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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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Can Do Plumbing And Gas

Joined July 2013

Hi, I have been a plumber and gas fitter for 12 years. I specialise in renovations, new housing and commercial. I also do some maintenance work. I have a strong work ethic and have pride in my work. Thank you for your time Chad

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RazorBuild

Joined March 2021

- Have been building in Wellington for 7 years - General maintenance, decks, fences, renovations and additions - Qualified and Licensed - Hard work ethic

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Daves Home Improvement

Joined July 2021

Small building jobs, landscaping, decks, fences, room refits, laminate flooring, gib fixing, painting, pre sale tidy ups, hedge trimming, water blasting, lawn mowing, retaining walls, repairs and maintenance. No job too small. Small business who take pride in there work. References from happy customers. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions.

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general Handyman Work, Gib Board repairs / Click Clank Laminate Flooring / Painting Interior and Exterior / Fencing / Decking / Touch up Plastering / general non compliance building work / Water Blasting / Fitting Doors and Hardware / Skirtings etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of per...

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Perry Homes Ltd

Joined March 2016

Perry Homes Ltd is a Wellington based construction business providing high quality residential building services. Our expert project management team ensures your entire building project is stress free from start to finish. Our highly-skilled and qualified professionals ensure your project will be on time and within budget. We are always happy to help during your design phase offering guidance fr...

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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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TH Carpentry

Joined July 2021

We are a small building company based company in Johnsonville, we specialise in renovations and new builds but are more than happy to look at smaller jobs. We take great pride in providing quality service and great work.

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Wellington Roofing

Joined February 2018

Hi there For the past 5 years we have been building and renovating houses in the Wellington region. We have a core group of excellent roofer, plumbers, electricians, tilers, vinyl & carpet layer and painters who work with us regularly. We are able to manage project of any size. We also specialise in roofing work. Wellington Roofing has been in the roofing industry for more than 30 years. We...

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Kapiti Hardscaping and Handyman Services ltd

Joined June 2019

We are a small Hardscaping and Handyman company, we specialize in landscaping and Hardscaping, fencing and deck construction. And general handyman services, we can help solve almost any problem around your house garden or lifestyle block

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Kitchen Pro NZ Ltd

Joined January 2021

Kitchen Pro caters to kitchen projects of all complexity and budgets from kitchen refresh, remodelling to dream new builds. Our business has been constantly growing in Wellington region, jobs cover Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Kapiti and Paraparaumu. Peace of mind, hassle free warranty: Life warranty for Hettich hinges and rails, 5 years warranty for cabinets and benchtops. Give us a...

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straight edge interiors ltd

Joined August 2020

Hi, we have 25 years combined experience in plastering residential homes and commercial buildings (Office, shop fit outs, schools, factories). All aspects of plastering from residential stuff like gib fixing, gib stopping, skimming, cove work ( no matter how intricate) to commercial work including framing, suspended ceilings ( solid or tiled). We pride ourselves on quality and all our work is gua...

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Lately we have endeavoured in tiny house and motorhome builds. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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Manaia Build Nz

Joined February 2020

... ... New Kitchens. Bespoke custom furniture. Entertainment Units. Shop Fit outs. High End cabinetry. Renivations. New Bathrooms. New Showers. New Flooring. Staircases. Decks. New Houses. All Building works. Text or call ... ... ...

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JVSL Construction Limited

Joined April 2011

We have over 20 years experience in the building industry. Our work has varied from Projrect Management, small bathroom/kitchen renovations/ medium alterations to design and build of new homes. We have excellent references that show we take extra pride in any work we undertake. Due to our robust tender procedure we are able to provide a competitive quote and have built a strong team of tradesman'...

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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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Lloyd Casey

Joined November 2015

30+ years, servicing the greater Wellington area, specialising in painting, plastering and building maintenance. We pride ourselves in friendly, good quality workmanship and prompt service.

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