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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

Removal of Load Bearing Walls

Posted 5 months ago

Hey all, We are looking for someone to remove two load bearing walls and replace these with supporting beams to create an open plan living space (calculations etc all done by the architect, all council consented). Preferably this same person could complete the rest of the proposed works - refitting of a new kitchen and bathroom, a false wall, putting in an external door, removal of a fireplace with a concrete chimney, and replacement with a new woodburner fireplace. All proposed works...

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New kitchen

Posted 2 years ago

I need the walls relined in the kitchen, 2 x new walls made making a corner shape around log fire approx 1.2 wide x 1.2 high. 2 windows (inserts) put in. we are having a new kitchen installed early next year. I can pull old kitchen down. Already have wall lining on site and will buy the 2 windows shortly. I just need a handy man who takes pride in there work with out it costing me thousands. (my location is the problem to get someone here to do the job.) we live in the Waitaanga area close to o...

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Small bathroom makeover

Posted 2 years ago

I have recently bought an old rental property in Taumaranui and it requires a bathroom renovation before tenanting. The bathroom is compact and I would like to keep its basic form of shower over bath, toilet and sink with vanity. I would like a cost-effective solution that is still practical and good-looking.

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House renovation

Posted 6 years ago

plasterboard installation, plastering, kitchen design and installation, kitchen floors installation, stone fire place (wood burner)

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Bathroom Reno - urgent work #2

Posted 5 months ago

Waterproofing shower. Tiling shower and bathroom floor. Shower lip nailed in before waterproofing. Glass shower frame installed after tiling. Tiles are onsite ready to go. Waste installed before waterproofing.

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Renovate bathroom

Posted 3 years ago

Looking for ideas to renovate upstairs bathroom. Wanting to do something with the shower, maybe knock out a wall, look at options with toilet, Tile floors with underfloor heating, put in a new vanity and jib stop and repaint.

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Bathroom Reno - urgent work

Posted 5 months ago

Waterproofing shower. Tiling shower and bathroom floor. Shower lip nailed in before waterproofing. Glass shower frame installed after tiling. Tiles are onsite ready to go. Waste installed before waterproofing.

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Major Renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Re pile the property Outside tidy up of overgrown grounds Recladding/ fixing fibre light cladding where breakages have happened Replace all windows and frames Replace roof where iron has come off ( there are a couple of leaks even though it looks like the roof has been replaced) Reline all rooms except for the one that is done Rewire Replumb Any flooring/carpet Placing a garage on the property New kitchen/ bathroom

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Hot showers

Posted 5 years ago

We are putting in a bathroom and we need a hot water system for our three bedroom house.

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Sara's new bathroom

Posted 3 years ago

Remove current fittings and fixtures, re gib and insulate, drop ceiling to 2.7m stud. Lift current floorboards and lay ply base for tiling. Already have new bath, sinks, toilet and shower at house, plus tiles and tiler sorted.

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Bathroom remodel, open living kitchen

Posted 1 year ago

Hi all, We have gained council consent for the below renovations to our holiday home in Raetihi. However, the builders in the area that I have spoken to are all booked up for over 6 months. This is a call out to see whether there are any builders nearby able to complete the project sooner. It’s a fairly large job, therefore this would not really be appropriate for anyone who would have to travel a fair distance. It involves: removal of 2x load-bearing walls, installation of th...

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Bathroom Reno

Posted 8 months ago

The bathroom is old and photos will be attached. I would like a shower unit, toilet and vanity to replace current bath tub, toilet and hand basin.

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Bathroom conversion to suit disabled person

Posted 1 year ago

My mother is in a wheelchair and needs a bathroom renovated to cater to her needs. We would be looking to remove or shift two walls.

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Compact bathroom Renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Current bathroom fixtures removed Wooden floor removed and replaced with tile New shower and vanity fitted (happy with the toilet Possibly shelving if there is space (optional)

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 7 months ago

Full bathroom remodel. Shower/bath Toilet Vanity Etc 2.7m x 1.8m

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Major renovation #2

Posted 1 year ago

Hi there, Would like someone to come back to ASAP in regards to job below: Re pile the property Outside tidy up of overgrown grounds Recladding/ fixing fibre light cladding where breakages have happened Replace all windows and frames Replace roof where iron has come off ( there are a couple of leaks even though it looks like the roof has been replaced) Reline all rooms except for the one that is done Rewire Replumb Any flooring/carpet Placing a garage on the property New kitchen/...

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New shower and possible vanity installation

Posted 3 years ago

Our small bathroom is 2.5 x 2 metres and we wish to obtain a quote for a semi-circular corner shower with showerdome. The pipes need to be moved into the existing wall before a new shower is fitted - either to the right wall or front facing wall. Depending on the cost, a new vanity is also necessary with new taps - preferably one mixer tap.

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Puka lane shower

Posted 3 years ago

Removing old tin bath, taking jib off walls, installing new shower & dome (already purchased) and a bit of plumbing to cap off old bath taps. May need to install new toilet too

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Whittle Foundations

Joined June 2018

Specialist in Rib Raft Foundations, Conventional Foundations, all form work of driveways, footpaths , patio’s , removal of old existing concrete and top quality finish Also all walks of building from decks to renovation’s , to retaining walls and site clearing. Let the Whittle Foundations tend to your needs

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W&W Renovations

Joined October 2018

W&W renovations I have a passion for home renovations and work to high standards. I have invested a lot into tools and dust extraction so my work sites (other peoples homes) do not turn into a disaster zone during renovations. W&W renovations specialize in : home inspections : home renovations : home maintenence : decking : retaining walls : fencing

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Stoneley Handyman Services

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm just your average run of the mill young kiwi bloke looking for the chance to prove himself in the industry. I have been doing a multitude of trades virtually my whole life. I come from a trade orientated family with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience at my disposal. Where I excel is my attitude towards the work, whether it be new or common ground, I strive to do...

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NZ Top Repairs

Joined November 2020

NZ Top Repairs® specialises in repairing damage to a range of hard surfaces to match their original appearance – most of our repairs look as if the damage never happened. We work on-site and can produce pristine results on nearly all hard surfaces, including: Bench tops, Tiles, Showers, Baths, Spas, Vinyl Flooring, Vanity Tops, and Hand Basins

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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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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With over 15 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng ... ) based in Christchurch but has undertaken projects all around the country. I am also an Engineering New Zealand Practice Area Assessor for Structural Engineers and a Auckland City Council Producer Statement Author (PSA#... ). I have a broad experience in structural design, seismic assessment, repair and strength...

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Artifex Carpentry Limited

Joined November 2020

Artifex is a locally owned building company servicing the Manawatu and surrounding areas. Qualified Carpenter with over 17 years experience, specialising in renovations, alterations, general repairs and maintenance.

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Oswald Construction Ltd.

Joined August 2013

At Oswald Construction we specialize in residential building from new builds, additions and renovations - big or small, outdoor entertaining areas and the like. We strive for excellence and provide high quality craftsmanship and can project manage any job - again big or small. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes.

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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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Project Home Improvements

Joined May 2019

With 20 years trade experience, we are very professional, have great attention to detail and take pride in our work. We do fencing, bathroom renovations, small builds such as decks and patios, painting and plastering, gardening and waterblasting. We have full business insurance. Please feel free to checkout our Facebook page for photos on work completed: ...

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brendanbuilt

Joined September 2016

Hello, Ive been in the building industry for 20 years, im 100% BCITO qualified. I can get personal references from my training organization and previous employers. I have contractors insurance so rest assured your job will get done. I can do all types of building, all things considered. I have access to most tools and equipment, a diesel van and tandem caged trailer. So I can do all demo / s...

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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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Ur Plumber Waikato Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Plumbing industry with over 10 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. While we specialise in General Maintenance Plumbing we also do complete full renovations kitchen,bathroom,laundry. Whether upgrading from low to mains pressure Hot water , blocked drain to a roof leak Ur Plumber Waikato Ltd has...

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Hamilton Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined December 2017

Before starting any jobs we endeavour to find the right solution for each customer, to suit their budget and individual requirements. When we take on a job we want you to be informed throughout the process and we guarantee your satisfaction. For most people their home/property is their biggest asset and we keep that in mind with all the jobs we do. Whether it be pest control, building your fence,...

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deckedout nz

Joined December 2011

Hi,we specialise in decking and outdoor construction,new builds and renovations,garages,sleepouts. Covering all your building /landscaping requirements. We have experienced and qualified builders ready to start on your projects.

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RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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HABITAT RESTORATION

Joined May 2018

Habitat Restoration is a "Supporting Practise Of Ecological Remodeling”. NZQA National Certificate In Carpentry. With 13 years of trade. * Specializing In Restoration * Alterations / Extensions * Maintenance * Handyman * Contracting * Tiny Homes * Tiling * Decking * Shower Installments * Gib Stopping * Landscaping 9 years between England, Australia and Canada. Having worked...

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Healthy Home Compliance & Assessments

Joined January 2021

We are a small collective group of certified tradespeople that specialise in providing fast, accurate advice when it comes to ensuring your property is compliant with the current Healthy Home Standards. Our Assessments are detailed and all work & advice given is independently audited. We pride ourselves on communication, an eye for detail and thinking out side the box when it comes to finding so...

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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8Trix Residential

Joined November 2015

Hi Guys, I build residential fences in the South Waikato and also in the Auckland areas. My aim is to build high quality fences on budget and on time and to exceed your expectations. We also have a tip truck and digger and bobcat hire for site excavations and driveways. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Dean

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