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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.

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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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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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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7 Things Tradies Want You To Know Going Into 2022

Posted 30/11/21

Next year will be the year of catch-22’s for home improvement. So, how can you get a great outcome for your project in these busy times?

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

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

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.

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.

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.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read on to find out how this family hired a plasterer for their living room reno.

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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.

New kitchen

Posted 2 months ago

Small kitchen needs a reno. We want to replace the old cabinets and benchtop with something more modern. We would like to remove the big fridge and fit an L shape benchtop which will fit a small fridge. Also would like to put new cabinets in.

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Replacing existing kitchen

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, We are looking for a contractor to remove the existing kitchen at our investment property and install the new Flatpack kitchen in the week of 24th January. We would like to keep the existing tapware. There is no other appliances (existing freestanding stove remains) so should be a simple installation. The new kitchen has a wall microwave unit between the two windows (see photos). After the based are installed we will also need measurements taken for the benchtop and the splashback and have...

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Hotel Bathroom Wall Lining-Must Be Vaccinated #2

Posted 3 months ago

Job entails relining a hotel bathroom with aqualine gib and new wall panels, gib and wall panels will be supplied, will also have to reinstall vanity top. The bathroom has been stripped and most of the gib taken off. The hotel is a managed isolation facility so contractors need to have started or be fully vaccinated and a mask will need to be worn at all times while on site, there will be more bathrooms to do in the future so not a one off job.

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Bathroom Reno 88a Kawaha Point Rd

Posted 1 month ago

Bathroom renovation. Remove bath, install shower, install vanity, tiling. Materials supplied.

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Home Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Renovate the downstairs space into a minor dwelling

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Replace Wall Linings and bath

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for someone to replace seratone type lining around bath/shower and replace bath tub. Existing bath tub and lining have been removed ready to fit new. Work can start anytime, ASAP finish.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 months ago

Planning to do bathroom renovation and tiling

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New bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

Need the a full new bathroom and maybe plumbing. I have a design in mind, just need someone to action it. Taking out the old bath, and put a stand alone shower in there. Gonna need waterproofing, and maybe some studs will be rotten under and around the current bath area. The window on the right of the room to be covered up, so the shower wall can fit and a mirror can go up there. Will be purchasing a new vanity and toilet. The parts of the walls that come out (between the toilet and vanity)...

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Remove existing and install new kitchen

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, We are looking for a contractor to remove the existing kitchen at our investment property and install the new Flatpack kitchen in the week of 24th January. We would like to keep the existing tapware and sink if possible. There is no other appliances (existing freestanding stove remains). The new kitchen has the same layout as the existing with slightly deeper cabinets and addition of a wall microwave unit between the two windows (see photos). After the bases are installed we will also need...

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Hotel Bathroom Wall Lining-Must Be Vaccinated #3

Posted 3 months ago

Job entails relining a hotel bathroom with aqualine gib and new wall panels, gib and wall panels will be supplied, will also have to reinstall vanity top. The bathroom has been stripped and most of the gib taken off. The hotel is a managed isolation facility so contractors need to have started or be fully vaccinated and a mask will need to be worn at all times while on site. There is also a bathroom next door to quote on and more rooms in the future to be done.

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Replace old bath tab and shower

Posted 2 months ago

I want to replace the old bath tab and shower by a new shower unit. Also replace linoleum flooring. I would accept advise. I need good finishing details

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PSC Kawaha

Posted 2 months ago

Complete new shower box, shower mixer. New ceiling. Extractor fan. Hopefully before Christmas. I've put a budget approx from us, but will need your expert quote.

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, I’m renovating bathroom I need a plumber to do plumbing work for a 800mmx800mm shower and 750mm vanity. Plumber will need to set up mixer and pipe work for shower and vanity, and once builder has installed shower and vanity plumber will need to come back and install taps, slide rail etc. Need done Tuesday 11/1/22 thanks.

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New bathroom

Posted 4 weeks ago

Good morning, we have just purchased a house and the bathroom needs a complete renovation. I will attach a photo of its current state. I want the bath/shower replaced with a shower, new vanity and extractor fan and gib. The toilet is in a separate room which will also need replacing. Do you have any availability to help? The house is needing to be renovated mid-jan to early feb if possible.

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Adding an extra bathroom and WC extension to existing dwelling

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for a builder that can add an extra bathroom and WC extension to exisiting dwelling.

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Renovations

Posted 2 months ago

Extension of the existing house.. New bedrooms, another toilet, Rewiring of all electrical components. Decking. Front and back of house. Landscaping.

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Bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

I am needing the walls and door replaced on my curved shower and frame

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Renovate my bathroom/toilet

Posted 1 month ago

Hi! We just bought a house and it has a easy access shower/toilet. We would like to have it renovated before our settlement date on January ... . We plan to Install shower enclosure, new toilet, new vanity, vinyl plank flooring, paint. No structural changes just a standard upgrade. Just low cost renovation if possible.

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13 Otonga Road

Posted 3 months ago

Hi, I am buying a house and I want to get a quote to convert one office into adding a shower and sink. Plumbing seems to be available. Approx area 2.5 by 2.5.

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Hotel Bathroom Wall Lining-Must Be Vaccinated

Posted 4 months ago

Job entails relining a hotel bathroom with aqualine gib and the with wall panels, gib and wall panels will be supplied, will also have to reinstall vanity top. The bathroom has been stripped and most of the gib taken off. The hotel is a managed isolation facility so contractors need to have started or be fully vaccinated and ppe (mask) will need to be worn at all times while on site.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 214,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Complete Bathroom Renovation with Floor Repair

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

4th October 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

bathroom vanity

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New shower and ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom - Water leakage

Work carried out by an employee of the company

4th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hang Extractor Fan and stud

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen install and window ree-do

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Putting in a shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Replacing shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Replacing vanity unit and shower stall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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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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NZ CCS ltd

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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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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JDM Projects

Joined January 2021

We do quality installations of Heat pump systems, Ventelation systems and ducted systems. We take pride in maintaining your property and can assist with kitchen and bathroom renovations , gutter and roof cleaning, timber decks and painting With 21 years experience we will make sure to exceed your expectations.

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XSite Foundations Ltd

Joined July 2021

With a strong background in residential and commercial construction and foundation systems, XSite Foundations are the Bay of Plenty’s premier foundation contractor. Covering everything from site works, excavation, foundations, residential building, project management, etc. Our experienced team includes licensed building practitioners, project managers, quantity surveyors and concrete specialists....

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GHL Builders

Joined September 2017

I have been building for the last 10 years now doing new builds and renovations, spouting replacement and repairs, decks, fences, and much more!! I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I take pride in my workmanship and providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget, if you want the job done amazing! Contact me and we will get the job done 🔨🔨

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JDC Contracting Bop Limited

Joined June 2020

Hi , At JDC Contracting We Specialize in New Aluminium Windows & Doors, Aluminium joinery Replacements/Maintenance , Retro fitting of New Double Glazing , Small Building Jobs , Renovations , Decks , Deck Repairs , Fences , with 20 years in the building Industry We are very professional and work hard to deliver the best quality workman ship on time and within budget , there's no job to big or to sm...

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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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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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Complete Construction Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Construction industry with over 20 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. Whether upgrading Kitchen,Bathroom,Deck,Fencing,Building,Plumbing,Electrical Gasfitting,Tiling,Painting we are the company that can make it happen With a wealth of knowledge and practical experience. Complete Construction we...

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R&L Bradford Plastering

Joined January 2012

I Have 30 yrs in the plastering buisness, Trade ... mber of Associiation of wall & ceiling industries of nz. Residential & commercial, no job to small, Drywall fixing Stopping Fibrous plaster Cornice & Cove Level 5 ,skim coating Vacum sanding

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Stride Builders Limited

Joined October 2019

At Stride builders we pride ourselves on doing our best and quality work every time, no matter how big or small the job. We go the extra mile to provide great service to our customers. With great craftsmanship we ensure to put a lot of focus, sweat and pride into all our projects.

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A J Tiling

Joined March 2011

Hi I have been in the building on the seen for around 41 years from new builds to do ups and also bought and sold houses , after building I did tiling and also water proofing and few course , these day I am happy to help out with and small jobs from flat pac install of kitchens and furniture and bathroom and doors and windows hardware and remove rotten wood .

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True Tiling Services

Joined September 2020

Professional Tiler with seven years experience in interior and exterior tiling. Working at various sites has provided me with exceptional knowledge of preparing surfaces for wall and floor tiling, waterptoofing, laying tiles and installing sanitary equipment. Focused and hardworking. Able to troubleshoot complex problems and get the job done. Also worked as a carpenter for 3 years and as a tool g...

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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 and construction.

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Jpricebuilders

Joined April 2017

I am a licensed carpenter with over 10 years experience doing renovation and residential building work. I'm professional and will do my best to make your job big or small easy at a competitive price. Give me a call

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Ardern Building and Carpentry Limited

Joined January 2015

Hello, I've been working in the building trade for 18 years completing a wide range of projects. Renovation projects large and small have made up the majority of my career. Working solo for the most part, I am able to team up with other like minded tradies and carpenters to tackle the bigger jobs.

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Any build co

Joined April 2018

I will consider any job, I am ready for you next home improvement - reliable, hard-working, very fair and realistic on pricing. I am a licenced certified builder, will deliver your job on time and on budget. Call now for a free quote.

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Duane Jones

Joined July 2018

I am a qualified carpenter , with advanced building and construction qualifications earnt whilst living in Australia . I pride myself in doing what is best for the client , for having good vision to achieve all and more that the customer wants and expects

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A Lawrence

Joined December 2015

I have just started working self employed. My name is Aaron and I am a hard-working qualified builder with seven years experience both here in New Zealand and working abroad. I am friendly and enjoy talking to clients and potential clients. I am a soletrader who has experience in New builds, renovations, additions, restoration as well as other small jobs. Small jobs include repairs, new decks incl...

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Z&D Construction ltd

Joined February 2020

Z&D Construction is a newly formed Construction Company based in the Rotorua. We work in Bay of Plenty, Matamata, Piako and South Waikato areas. Our team Zac and Dallas have 31 years combined experience in the construction industry including but not limited to. New builds, Renovations, Roofing, Extension, Decking. Project management Our team look after any job from start to finish. In...

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