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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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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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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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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 [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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

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

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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.

Flooring

Posted 3 months 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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Tom and Val

Posted 1 year ago

Totally gut the bathroom. Remove wall between bathroom and toilet. Take out toilet door and replace with a wall. Remove bath and old basin replace with vanity and .basin and shower. Toilet to be repositioned Walls and part of ceiling to be replaced. Put vinyl on bathroom and toilet floors. Expelair or similar to be installed

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New kitchen ceiling

Posted 4 months ago

Our kitchen ceiling is old (1980s) and needs either replacing or a new skin on the top. The current ceiling has marks from old installations, enamel paint and there is a new raised area where the new rangehood has been installed. The kitchen is about 7 x 3 metres and incorporates a small dining area.

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Wheelchair friendly

Posted 2 years ago

my bathroom floor is about 11 sq.mtrs. It needs to be gutted with walls being relined and ceilings. I need a wet floor toilet/shower area. Bathroom also doubles as laundry. This is a fairly urgent job as my husband is in a wheelchair and reno is really to cope with his needs. I have a plan in mind but I am not a professional. I have corner spa bath and vanity unit.(2nd hand but good enough).There are 2 windows that need to be replaced. there is a door leading to the outside that needs to be remo...

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Bathroom skim coat

Posted 2 years ago

My bathroom is 12 square meters. I want the wall plaster/skim coat ready for paint. It is only the top half of the bathroom as the bottom half is tiles. It was originally wallpaper but we have pulled that off and sure sealed it.

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Bubbles

Posted 3 days 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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Sherrin

Posted 2 years ago

Fit bath, finish walls. Fit vanity

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Hop kitchen

Posted 8 months ago

Repair existing cabinets, install new bench top. ASAP.

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Bathroom

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 and relay some kind of vinyl plank. Remove old wooden window and replace with aluminium frame. Re gib ceiling as well.

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Bathroom fitout,

Posted 5 months ago

a toilet replaced, shower fittings installed, taps, showerheads, bathroom cabinet installed (maybe built if you have the skills) tiling if you can, or I can organise the tiler. floor to ceiling tiles including shower, glass will be fitted and built bespoke, maybe a bath fitted, all building design and permits if needed. maybe I need more than one guy, as there is plumbing & building. room is 2700mm X 1900mm, the demolition is mostly done, just shower to remove. gibbing and gibstop also, I c...

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Half house reno

Posted 11 months ago

New bedroom plus en-suite and walk-in wardrobe, renovate kitchen and old bathroom general tidy up

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Small Bathroom & Toilet Renovation

Posted 1 year ago

I am renovating my very small bathroom (approx. 4 sqm) and separate toilet (approx 2 sqm). The current fittings, flooring and gib board will be removed and I would like to do the following: Bathroom: - Install and stop aqualine gib boards. - Move plumbing connections for vanity and shower from one wall to the wall adjacent. - Move drains to accommodate new vanity and shower position. - Install shower box. - Install wall-hung vanity. - Tile floor (floor only, not a tiled shower). - New...

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Install new toilet and vanity

Posted 1 month 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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Treline

Posted 2 years ago

Tiling 1 x 1.75 metres. Separate toilet. A new toilet to be installed. Tiling 1 x 2 metre. (Approximately). Bathroom. A new shower cubicle to be installed.

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Adding a bathroom

Posted 1 year ago

Hi we have a sleep out and need to add a bathroom in sleep out . We need someone to draw plan for council as need building consent

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Remove old shower, replace water damaged sections and install new shower.

Posted 1 year ago

Remove old shower. Replace approximately 2-3 metres of water damaged floor around and under shower. Replace sections of water damaged wall around bottom of shower. Install a enclosed shower unit example: ......

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Help this kitchen come out of the 1920s!!

Posted 1 year ago

We just moved into a new (old) house and the kitchen is disgusting. We'd like to attempt a renovation on a budget by keeping the existing stainless steel benchtop and some cabinetry/shelves. We'd like to put new cabinets under the sink and a new benchtop and cabinets where the 50s formica bench is now. We'd also like to get rid of the cabinets in the corner by the fridge and replace with shelves possibly but open to suggestion on that one. And re-house the hot water cylinder which is taking...

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 1 month 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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Bathroom/Laundry

Posted 4 months 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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1363 Wtn road

Posted 3 months 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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Find Renovation Specialists in Rangitikei

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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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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Essential Services Wellington trading as Property Solutions Wellington

Joined February 2017

Hi I provide quality maintenance solutions with prompt service and high quality workmanship a priority please read my reviews placed by satisfied customers. I look forward to meeting you assisting you with your needs. Jobs completed on time and on budget.

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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 quote.Can also undertake complete bathroom renovation.We also supply and install semi frameless showers..

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Rapid construction

Joined November 2018

We are an sole trading firm I'm am the only worker for this business so must book fast as could book out, I'm located in Palmerston North and can negotiate further distance We do most plasterboard, plastering, and plasterboard repairs, insulation installing, renovations, frame work and other maintenance email or text with your enquiries or book

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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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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

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

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J SCIASCIA Builders

Joined July 2016

Kia ora, A licensed qualified builder, with experience in both residential/commercial building and renovations, 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 13 Years experience in the industry. Excellent communication and every project is to a very high standard.

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ProEx Solutions

Joined August 2018

PROEX SOLUTIONS - Excavation & Digger Hire within the Manawatu and wider region. We are a locally owned and operated business with our customers at the forefront of what we do. We have 2 diggers available for daily hire or available to hire with a driver. 1.7 Tonne 2.0 Tonne We also have auger attachments for drilling holes. In addition to the diggers we also have a 3 Tonne...

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Xyz Builders Ltd

Joined July 2019

Putting a plan to action, to assure your satisfaction! Hi I'm Jay McRoberts. A qualified Licensed building practitioner who's been in the industry for 10 years. Building new homes and renovating exsisting houses. For all your general building, maintenance and repair work servicing the manawatu through to horowhenua Contact Xyz builders Ltd Building smarter

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Statham Construction

Joined May 2019

I’ve been a Joiner for 14 years and building for 13years, but have been doing kitchen demo and installation, bathroom renovation and minor building work for the last 3 years. I work on my own and have a good Plumber, Electrician and Gib Stopper that support me in my jobs. Also happy to do small maintenance jobs. Any job considered.

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The Task Masters

Joined February 2016

We are your One Stop Professional Service Provider. We are a family owned and operated local buisness. We do the Tasks you either cant or dont have time to do. No Job Too Big or Small. We provide the following Services -Property Maintenance -Roofing Maintenance -Re roof -Moss & Mold Removal -Gutter Clean & Flush...

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a home maintenance company in the Manawatu/ Whanganui/ Hawkes Bay Region offering a comprehensive range of maintenance services using both internal staff and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can accept payment by major credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa), cash or direct credit. Why use Level Ridge? 1. Remove the...

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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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C&L Builders

Joined August 2017

Our company complete residential and light commercial projects. We work hard to meet deadlines and satisfy out customers. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes.

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Aaron Crosby Building and maintence

Joined July 2018

Hi I have just moved to Wanganui. I am a self employed builder that has been in the business for 23 years. DESCRIPTION OF WORK General repairs and maintenance, bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, roofing, decks, veranda's, fences, anything at all. No job too small. I'm extremely reliable and if my quote is excepted I will not let you down. I pride myself to be the best that I can. Warm re...

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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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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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Merlo Joinery Specialist ltd

Joined November 2012

Manufacturer of Exclusively crafted joinery and furniture I am trade qualfied with forty seven years experience in this industry I make all items personally my self Quality and workmanship is gauranteed. Regards Neil.

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A stage construction

Joined January 2018

Fully qualified licensed building practitioner with 10+ years experience in residential new builds, decks, fencing, additions, bathrooms, fit outs etc. A-Stage Construction has been established since 2015, we take pride in providing no obligation, competitive quotes and we work hard to meet deadlines, on time, on budget!

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