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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

Sleek Splashback Completes Kitchen and Laundry Reno

Read about a sleek splashback project for a kitchen and laundry with one of our tradies. Also get advice for your next tiling work.

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

Budget blow-outs, schedule delays and an unforeseen scenario - this bathroom renovation's got it all! See the incredible transformation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

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

New bathroom

Posted 3 months ago

I would like to install new bathroom off garage and relocate laundry into existing bathroom, would like someone to give me quote(s) ASAP please, many thanks

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SHOWER INSTALLATION - URGENT

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, I am urgently requiring a simple shower put into a disabled bathroom of a commercial unit... there is no backing on the walls but the floor is concrete and tiles. I’m wanting a simple and amazing shower head - the shower backing so a curtain and rail can be put up and I also require the drainage so the water can run! Thank you, Danielle ...

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Renovations

Posted 1 month ago

Downstairs bathroom, living room and kitchen renovation along with new wooden flooring on concrete pad

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Shower replacement

Posted 2 months ago

We need our shower replaced. It's an odd size at approx 75cm x 87cm wide. The way it has been put in means that most of the woodwork around the edges look like it'll have to be removed. The floor may also need remedial work as we suspect it may be water damaged. This is the only bathroom in the house so we need something that can be completed in a fairly short time frame.

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Flat Pack Kitchen Installation

Posted 1 month ago

We are a building company and our client has purchased a flat pack kitchen for a new build. It is a minor dwelling. Our kitchen installer has fallen ill so we are looking for someone to install the kitchen as early as next week. Plans will be sent when contact granted.

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Bach

Posted 1 month ago

Hi all. Are there any builders out there looking for work asap? Needing a builder urgently to help finish a single bedroom renovation that the previous builder walked out on. Needing some windows, doors, framing and some other bits done. Approx 1 week full time work.

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Major bathroom overhaul

Posted 2 months ago

Floor to ceiling tiles. Two head walk in shower. New large vanity. Underfloor heating. In wall toilet. New ceiling. New extractor fan and lighting. Towel rail. All major plumbing stays in same location. Some new cabinetry for towels etc. bathroom is approx 12m2

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Extended bedroom and new on suite

Posted 2 months ago

Extended house out to roofline and new bathroom ensuite

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Kitchen - Hill Street

Posted 1 month ago

Renovation of kitchen, I like most of design but needs and up date….. has had water damage to cabinets over years, some need replacement, as does vent hood and hob top. Need some innovative ideas. Rimu counters need refinishing a well as kauri bar.

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Replace old alcove shower with new tray/liner etc

Posted 1 month ago

The existing shower base is leaking and needs replacing. At the same time it would be good to install new modern fittings since the shower liner would need to come off. The existing floor will need slight reinforcing as the existing install cut a hole too large for the floor which has most likely assisted the tray cracking This needs to be completed fairly hastily as the property is currently tenanted

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Bathroom repairs

Posted 1 month ago

Both bathrooms have water damage to the units which are MDF. One has water damage to the door frame. The water appears to have come from the showers.

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Pretty

Posted 2 months ago

New bathroom, no structural changes, plumbing, tiling, new shower, new toilet and basin. Probably needs lowering of the shower cabin base for the water flow.

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Shower door installer

Posted 1 month ago

Install a shower single door.

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Lounge partial renovation

Posted 2 months ago

Remove cupboard, make good, repaint room after new lighting installed

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 1 week ago

Full renovation of family bathroom

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RETILING BATHROOM

Posted 1 month ago

We have a KOHLER SPA BATH surrounded by tiling. We need to uplift the bath tub to enable the existing tiles to be removed and new ones put on. Once completed the bath tub will need to be relodged into the cavity and connected up to taps and power. Hence the taps also require to be temporarily removed and likewise the basin will need to be temporarily disconnected to enable the wall to be tiled and likewise the heated towel holder.

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Replacing the showerheads and mixers

Posted 1 month ago

We have 2 bathrooms, one with tub and shower above it, another is a shower box. We would like to replace the whole set of the shower: showerheads, holders and mixers. Our plumber mentioned the faceplate of the mixers is too big, so he could not find the replacement.

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Renovation of minor dwelling

Posted 2 months ago

We need to install a new bathroom, repair and/replace several outside walls of the house, install a ranchslider and build a small deck. We would also like to put in two new windows. There is no especial rush for this job, however we would like to begin work as soon as possible.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have a small bathroom that I would like to renovate. Have done the demo and bought the fittings. Would like to find someone to complete the renovation.

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Replace shower with Bunnings 900 x 900 shower kit

Posted 1 week ago

We currently have a 900 x 900 shower unit and need it replaced. I want to use Bunnings products to take advantage of the warranty. I can supply the Bunnings shower kit. Site is in Wellsford so prefer local Wellsford Builder to take the job. Thanks! Kate

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 201,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Old 70s do up

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

25th November 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Refresh two bathrooms

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace cracked sink

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

ELIZABETH STENNING

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen and bathrooms

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace old alcove shower with new tray/liner etc

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new kitchen extractor and vent to outside.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom / Wall Removal (non-load bearing) / Kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leaking shower fix up


29th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower replacement Orewa

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Snells Beach Shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing a bathroom and kitchenette into a garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Grant Freeman

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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FIX N FLO

Joined July 2020

What we do We can fit your dream home’s plumbing in 3 steps: drainage, rough in and fit off. Whenever we are called to a job, we always put our customers first. We do this by providing quality services, arriving on time, and always providing our customers with multiple price points and options. This allows us to get the job done and stay affordable. Satisfaction We strive to be the best in...

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Bright Mirror Solutions

Joined January 2016

We design, make and install custom mirrors with lights for your bathroom and more ... We plan lights in- and out-door; we supply wide range of LED lights, install and service lights for residential and commercial projects!

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Centurion Roofing

Joined November 2014

With more than 20 years experience in roofing. We specialize in roof repair and complete Roof replacement. We offer a free Quote. We are very affordable, professional and honest. I'm a qualified Quantity Surveyor and have worked in the roofing trade as a tradesman and estimator for a number of years. I take pride in my work and value customer service and good relationships. I believe in doing t...

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Tetragon Property Maintenance

Joined April 2017

Hi, my business is doing property maintenance. I do small to medium size jobs in painting, gardening and handyman work. I also do engineered stone bench tops for kitchens and vanities. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. Thanks

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SS Lining

Joined May 2012

SS Lining is proud to be one of Auckland's most respected Gib Fixers, Stoppers and Painters, with projects ranging from interior linings of medium commercial buildings to the interior and exterior painting of small flats to large residential houses.

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KOA TILING

Joined November 2019

KOA Tiling is based in New Zealand. Specialized in all aspect of tiling. Wall, floor tiling, waterproofing, Mosaic, epoxy grouting, silicone works and underfloor heating. Also offers the best repair option with quotation. These repairs include re-tiling, re-grouting(epoxy or cement), re-silicone, cleaning, sealing. KOA Tiling will provide high-end quality work and offer the right advice...

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Sione

Joined October 2016

Hi there, My name is Sione Fa owner operator of Saiyan Chippy Limited. I am a qualified builder with my LBP license & over 10 years experience. At Saiyan chippy our small team is reliable, hardworking, offers competitive quotes & we hold ourselves to the highest of standards. If you would like to see some of our work please feel free to check out our Instagram page ...

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Casabello Construction Limited

Joined March 2020

Hi, we are licensed building practitioners with over 25 years experience in new builds, renovations, and additions. We specialise in complex renovations and new builds. We are honest, hard working, and detail orientated. We have excellent communication skills, can stick to a budget and deadlines, and can provide a project management platform so you can track progress. We strive to meet our clients...

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Blackstone Project Management

Joined June 2019

We provide fixed price / fixed timeframe renovations for homeowners and property investors from kitchens and bathrooms through to full interior and exterior renovations, basement conversion and extensions. With extensive experience in the building and construction industry and a great team we are able to offer peace-of-mind that your renovation project will be done effectiently and to a high stan...

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Diamond Renovation & Maintenance Services

Joined May 2021

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

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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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Hans Plumbing

Joined June 2016

I have been servicing Auckland homes for over 20 years. From simple fix to plumbing a whole new project. I am hard working senior plumber and work harder to meet my customers expectations. I am more than happy to provide a competitive obligation free quotation.

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jadinterior

Joined July 2017

jadinterior is your trusted contractor. we are leading company specialized in renovation bathrooms renovation house ,painting,plastering and ... stant response to enquiries and free quotes contact now.

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North Shore Plumbers 2011 Ltd

Joined September 2011

I am a registered lisenced plumber and certifying drain layer .I have fantastic reviews on Builderscrack which speaks for itself.Also a member of No Cowboys with great reviews. I have been doing domestic and commercial plumbing for over 30 years and guarantee exceptional service and rates. I promise to beat any valid quote if possible.Promise not to deviate from original quote on labour. Co...

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Xtreme Renovations LTD

Joined June 2020

Hi There, Here at Xtreme Renovations we pride ourselves in providing quality professional workmanship at competitive prices. We specialise in renovations, alterations, extensions, fences, decks, retaining and much more. Our goal is to give our loyal customers the best service and results as we treat every job as our own and expect nothing less than perfect. Mike Xtreme Renovations

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NICA

Joined January 2021

Hi I've been building and renovating houses for the last 15 years. I am very professional in what I do, I also do small jobs from time to time. Plumbing is also one profession that I am very passionate about it. I can provide competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Modern electrical solutions ltd

Joined June 2012

Modern electrical solutions ltd trading as Mr Power ,provides 24hour/7days service Auckland wide.Our work details includes the following services : •24/7 Breakdowns,power failure,maintenance & repairs,installation & rewiring,stoves& water heaters,insurance & WINZ quotes,communications & data ,appliance repairs,security alarms,air conditioning ,refrigeration & heat pumps,swimming pools& spa,caravan...

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Handyman Pro

Joined January 2020

Handyman Pro is able to provide a wide range of indoor and outdoor handyman services around your home and office and property maintenance services. Our team are equipped with all the required tools and experience ready to get the job done within your budget. Please contact us if you are interested in our services. ... Ricardo

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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Steven P

Joined July 2017

Hi, I've been building for the last 8 years, and qualified for the last 2. I've done everything from new builds, renovations, reclads, decks, fences retaining walls, pergolas etc. I've done as much time in new builds as in renovations and in the last few years doing mostly architectural builds, to refine my skills and provide a better quality finish. I offer competitive quotes and finish jobs on...

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