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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.

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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Shower toilet

Posted 1 month ago

Need to build on to bathroom redo shower and move toilet

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1363 Wtn road

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for pricing on renovating a lounge/kitchen and adding a new bedroom, as well as increasing the sizes of the existing rooms. At the moment it is a costing exercise with work hopefully planed for early next year.

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Bathroom/Laundry

Posted 1 year ago

Removal of old tub and installation of corner shower kit. I have already purchased this. Re gib all walls with aqualine and insulate exterior wall. Remove current linoleum flooring. Remove old wooden window and replace with aluminium frame(already purchased). Re gib ceiling as well. Add bathroom fan. Also would like to renovate the laundry room which is next to bathroom, same again, new window, insulate and re drywall and plaster walls and ceiling. Looking for someone to start ASAP.

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Kitchen

Posted 1 year ago

Need kitchen cabinets from Bunnings assembled and install kitchen and laundry might also need old kitchen taken out Also hot water cupboard doors to be hinged with same material as cabinets. Cabinets will be done within a month

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Bathroom Reno /Kitchen

Posted 2 months ago

Bathroom Gut out bathroom , make it a wet room keep bath install shower over bath , install new vanity , install extractor fan Kitchen - install range hood , install new oven

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Flooring

Posted 1 year ago

This is specifically for renovating the bathroom floor which has sustained damage due to a leaking pipe. The damaged floor is particle board with vinyl on top. The particle board has swollen due to the water. The vinyl runs out of the bathroom down a very short corridor and throughout the kitchen. We need to remove the vinyl in the bathroom and kitchen. Remove the toilet. Remove the particle board and replace it with appropriate more water resistant floor boards. And then finally replace the...

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Install shower cube

Posted 5 months ago

Removal of bathtub and install shower cube. Already purchased ... cube from mitre10. Have also purchased gib board for walls & skirting. Would like to replace the wooden window and add aluminium window. Would need to order window as I don’t have. Would possibly like a larger window installed? Small bathroom.

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Bathroom upgrade

Posted 1 month ago

Re-gib and stop bathroom. Install ... shower, vanity, heated towel rail and Scotia. Vanity and shower supplied

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Replacement ceiling family room

Posted 4 months ago

Replace ceiling in family room

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Remove old Zip gas hot water tank replace with continuous instant hot water unit Remove bath and vanity replace with new shower unit and vanity Combine toilet, linen cupboard and bathroom into one larger (~2Mx2M) bathroom Looking for quality fittings and finish. Building work can be separate.

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Renovation and maintenance work inside and iut

Posted 1 year ago

Relocatable home needs work 1. Need repairing weatherboard rotten and need replacing exterior only one side of house.approx 25% (LHS$ 2.Rear porch and deck- needs work. 3. Remove scrim/bison board , remove scrim and replace and paint entire house( approx 145m2) 4.kitchen used to have double chimney in internal wall, can all be removed not wall bearing. To give more room space. 5. New vanity in bathroom 6. New toilet 7. New shower

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Install new rangehood.

Posted 11 months ago

Install a new rangehood/extractor fan over the stove, install ductwork, cut hole for vent, install vent cover.

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 4 months ago

extending kitchen, building kitchen pantry with extension, removal of cupboards and replacement of kitchen units and bench tops Extension on kitchen will require builder, council permits etc

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Bubbles

Posted 1 year ago

Install shower,shift bath and vanity. Replace toilet and make it completely separate from bathroom. Replace ceiling walls and quite possibly parts of floor.also windows and doors

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Update/ replace existing bathroom

Posted 6 months ago

Looking for builder to carry out full bathroom , including electrical a d plumbing, New walls, shower, bath and vanity. Basic layout and plumbing to stay the same but floor will require repair/replacement also.

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Kitchen, bathroom and storage rennovations

Posted 8 months ago

Looking for quotes for a kitchen, bathroom /laundry renovations, as well as wardrobes and other storage options.

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Shower installation

Posted 9 months ago

Need frameless shower installed

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Install new toilet and vanity

Posted 1 year ago

Need a toilet and vanity installed wonted be pumped in as house based been moved onto site yet just need it installed so it’s ready to connect up once the house is moved. I have toilet and cistern tap will need other fittings.

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Shower and vanity replacement

Posted 11 months ago

Require shower and vanity to be replaced as out dated and very degraded. Shower is slightly raised, would want this lowered as much as possible to avoid the big step up. A new shower sourced and installed, with a shower dome. Vanity is about as useful as a wet paper bag. Requires replacement of something suitable.

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Fran and Chris

Posted 7 months ago

We are looking to remove the current laundry fittings in our kitchens and create one property laundry within the garage. We would then like to complete a floor to ceiling shuffle of kitchen/bathroom in rear property and restructure a pantry within the front property. We would like to discuss options for a skylight within the rear property.

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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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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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aaatiling ltd

Joined February 2019

17 Years Experience installing tiles, waterproofing, undertile heating, will undertake any job and finish in a timely manner, please email for a ... n also undertake complete bathroom renovation.We also supply and install semi frameless showers..

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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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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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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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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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Brent McEwan Builders Ltd

Joined December 2017

Hi,we have been in the building trade for 30 years completing a range of new builds, alternations, renovations and in particular kitchen and bathroom renovations. We are a small team that pride ourselves in attention to detail, great communication with our clients.

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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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Saunders Construction

Joined June 2019

Hi , we have been building new homes and renovating existing properties in the Manawatu for the last 7 years. We cover anything from a design and build new home with qualified licensed building practitioners to repairing that loose door handle there's no job too big or small. We have a great team of subcontractors that we work in with so we can cover just about any job. We aim to provide competit...

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superstruct building services

Joined January 2019

We are an honest local company that offers a range of building services from new houses and renovations, to customized projects. From the most budget conscious customer through to those wanting bespoke custom designed work, we can meet your needs! Call us today for service with a difference.

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BlackRidge Building and Landscaping

Joined November 2016

BlackRidge Building and Landscaping is a newly established Wanganui based company. While we specialise in kitchen and bathroom renovations and small alterations, we also do smaller jobs from time to time. BlackRidge

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JS Build

Joined July 2016

Kia ora, A licensed qualified builder, with experience in both residential/commercial building and renovation/alterations, a passion for my job with perfection as my default, it would be a pleasure to assist in any way I can to assure a 100% satisfaction even after work has commenced to retain a good relationship and client base to the utmost professional standard.

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JBARR Construction ltd

Joined February 2018

We are a local construction company with over 15 Years experience in the industry. Excellent communication and every project is to a very high standard. Proud to be a New Zealand Registered Master Builder Member

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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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Straightline Building

Joined July 2020

Trade qualified carpenter. 15 yrs experience building or renovating houses. Good connections with other tradies i.e sparky, plumber, painter Proven business operator. Good listener and particular in my workmanship, "finishes the job" attitude. Good rates.

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Mondo's Services

Joined November 2019

Hi, Mondo's Services was established in 2007 and we now deliver solutions for home owners, businesses and educational providers. These are trade based handy person type of works. We can also help with all manner of projects from conception to completion or pieces of work that need finishing. Our trades network covers all aspects of construction. Our trades and professionals network covers ins...

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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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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 Lighting & Heating Ltd

Joined December 2020

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 We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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Champion Building Solutions

Joined February 2019

Hi we are a small locally owned business specialising in bathrooms, decks, fences and concrete projects. We are professionals and take pride in our work and are driven by quality workmanship.

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