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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.

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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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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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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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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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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Your Ultimate Lawn Comparison Guide

Posted 30/04/21

If you’re wondering what type of lawn to go for, we’ve got you covered. Know what type of lawn best suits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Puka lane shower

Posted 4 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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Bathroom Reno

Posted 1 year 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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Major renovation #2

Posted 2 years 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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Compact bathroom Renovation

Posted 2 years 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 1 year ago

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

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New kitchen

Posted 3 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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Removal of Load Bearing Walls

Posted 1 year 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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Major Renovation

Posted 2 years 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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Bathroom remodel, open living kitchen

Posted 2 years 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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Sara's new bathroom

Posted 4 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 conversion to suit disabled person

Posted 2 years 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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Renovate bathroom

Posted 4 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 1 year 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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Bathroom Repair

Posted 2 months ago

Shower replacement (one available on site to be fitted), plumbing, floor repair, possible ceiling lowered to cater for larger extractor fan (as advised by tenant).

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Small bathroom makeover

Posted 3 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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Hot showers

Posted 6 years ago

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

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Bathroom and kitchen framing

Posted 1 year ago

Need bathroom/kitchen framing including shower floor recess and some gibbing. Aim is to complete it within the next 3 weeks.

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Install my kitchen

Posted 1 month ago

Install the kitchen, floor needs tiling, bath room to install shower and tub and fix the floor

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Bathroom Reno - urgent work #2

Posted 1 year 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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New shower and possible vanity installation

Posted 4 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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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 and construction.

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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NZ 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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Sai Building Services Ltd

Joined December 2020

Sai Building Services Ltd We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles) Painting Roofing Plumbing Pl...

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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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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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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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RHL Build & Construct

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. Search for us on Instagram, for a up to date gallery of work.

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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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Riley construction services

Joined February 2021

Riley Construction Services is a family owned business and family driven at all times. We take pride in our work and do everything with passion dignity and fairness. We do from anything in the construction industry to home renovations and landscaping, with over 15 years experience in these fields we are now awaiting your call. So why wait leave the work to us and relax

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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Alpha One Tiling Limited

Joined June 2018

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, my Given name is Vuong also known as Vaughan. I am the owner and manager of my Tiling company, Inc. I specialize in all spec of tiling and areas such as Swimming pool tiling, Herringbone tiling and Mosaic tiling, waterproofing and under floor heating. I work on both residential and commercial buildings, however, I specialize in...

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Mahi ki Te Ora Ltd

Joined October 2020

Kia ora, Blair and I have 35yrs plus combined expertise in the building industry and offer you our trade qualified skill set to bring to life your vision . While we specialise in Renovations we also are adept at carrying out smaller jobs . Looking forward to helping create your dreams . Cheers Craig .

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Manaia Build Nz

Joined February 2020

Cabinet Makers. New Kitchens. Custom furniture. Entertainment Units. Shop Fit outs. Renovations. New Bathrooms. New Showers. New Flooring. Staircases. Decks. All Building works.

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BlackRidge Building and Landscaping

Joined November 2016

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

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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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Zepo Property Maintenance

Joined December 2011

Zepo property maintenanceprovides a personalised service for home, rental and commercial property maintenance. *General property maintenance *Paint Stipping & Repainting Houses *Roof Repairs & Painting *Small Building work *Tiling/Certified in Wet area Waterproofing *Plastering Gibing & Painting *Concrete placement and repairs *Landscaping and ground work *Complete renovation for Sale &...

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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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RD Landscapes

Joined June 2019

Let's face it, no one likes over priced charges. We have always prided ourselves on Honest open and transparent assessments on all quoted work so no hidden costs. Our prices are competitive our professional standard of work is guaranteed to meet building code compliance on time on budget. Having operated in Waikato for a number of years we have a growing client base. We are happy to give refe...

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Five AM Design Studio

Joined February 2014

Designing bespoke residential architecture in which he can call upon a range of different design styles is what Codi finds most exciting. His passion for high spec, energy efficient homes with special focus on building science deeply shapes the way he tackles a design project. Codi strongly believes that a home should improve the lives of its occupants through the way they interact with it...

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