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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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Deluxe Bathroom Renovation Costs - What You'll Get for $30,000+

Posted 01/10/14

Bathroom renovation series - The deluxe bathroom renovation. One in a series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets. The deluxe bathroom renovation $30,000 to $100,000+ The deluxe bathroom renovation may also be known as a full gut job. There

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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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Asbestos Removal - Stay Safe & Hire a Professional

Posted 07/01/15

If you’re looking at buying or renovating a property built between the 1940’sand 1980’s then there’s a good chance that it contains some Asbestos... A fibrous mineral that’s found in metamorphic soils and rocks, it was a popular and widely used material in the building industry due to its

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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 tiler.

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 tiler.

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

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House renovation

Posted 4 years ago

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

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Bathroom conversion to suit disabled person

Posted 1 week 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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Hot showers

Posted 4 years ago

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

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Small bathroom makeover

Posted 1 year 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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Renovate bathroom

Posted 1 year 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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New shower and possible vanity installation

Posted 2 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 2 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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New kitchen

Posted 6 months 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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Sara's new bathroom

Posted 1 year 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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Find Renovation Specialists in Ruapehu

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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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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Pocket Rocket Building

Joined December 2018

Keen for a builder with a bit of vision and creativity, who does great quality work, shows up on time and cleans up after themselves? Pocket Rocket specialises in residential renovation work, including project management, fence and deck construction, and fixed furniture design and construction. We also do painting and plastering as part of the projects we undertake. We're also happy to do take on...

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Quality Roofing

Joined January 2018

Hi there, My name is Laken, an experienced roofer (6 years). I take pride in my work and stand by every job.I have pictures of many high end projects including wall cladding of many profiles in both residential and commercial roofing ,spouting downpipes and flashings (PVC concrete tile metal tile and coloursteel) I am proud to say I have a solid track record of roofing projects, both independ...

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Goodwood renovations

Joined February 2018

Experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. We specialize in Renovations and we will take the hassle out renovations with our complete service. We will project manager your job and can assist in your design if required. Our experience is backed up with qualifications in construction management and quantity surveying and colour/interior design courses.

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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA 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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Kitchen projex 2007Ltd

Joined July 2013

Hi,im Patrick Bryant owner of Kitchenprojex.We offer a full range of kitchen options from design to completion. We can complete the intire job for you including relining walls and gib stopping.we supply plumbing an electrical schdules to work in with other subbies. Olso do bathroom renovation and timber joinery maintenance. Thanks Patrick.

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Sika Services

Joined December 2016

Hi there, We are a maintenance company located in central Auckland We provide quality workmanship for a fair price. No job is too small for us and we take pride in knowing our services are done on time and to budget Cheers Sika Services

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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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TASK

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Painting 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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HALLIWELL CONSTRUCTION LTD

Joined June 2010

We are a locally based company working the greater Central N I for 27 years. We are Registered Master Builders that cater for all building requirements from maintenance work to building award winning homes. Apart from working above industry standards and finishes, I personally maintain that projects keep within the budget agreed.

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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brendanbuilt

Joined September 2016

Hello, Iv been in the building industry for over 15 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...

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DNT construction

Joined January 2018

We are a small family owned construction company we have been around for 3 years now. I've been building for coming on 20 years. We cover pretty much all construction. From changing door handles to building apartment blocks and everything in between. We offer quality service on time and on price. Call us any time for a free quote

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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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Silver Star Building Co. Ltd

Joined June 2012

We’ve been building and renovating houses since 1998. We are very professional in our work, taking any job seriously no matter small or big. We were provided good reliable and high standard service to our clients in Auckland, Hamilton and Ruapehu District. Our business is located in Hamilton now. We are working hard to meet our clients’ needs and assist them through the all process of building o...

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Meditech

Joined July 2017

A maverick in the methamphet­amine decontamin­ation industry using patented sterilisat­ion technology to efficientl­y decontamin­ate all properties Services offered: Methamphet­amine Decontamin­ation Insuranc­e Claim Consultanc­y Areas serviced: New Zealand Wide, subject to availabili­ty Availability: We are currently available and can work around your level of urgency for services Our success...

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Compass Energy Ltd

Joined October 2018

Your Hawke's Bay locally owned & operated Air conditioning & Electrical business, we specialise in Air conditioning/Heatpump Installation & service. We are a very professional, fast , and friendly team, and pride ourselves on a quality job for more info & reviews check out our facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/compassenergy.co.nz/?modal=admin_todo_tour

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Aaron Collins Builders Ltd

Joined April 2010

Hi im a enthusiastic hard working qualified builder. I will complete tasks to a very high standard and reasonable price, and will always gt the job finished on time and to a excellent standard.

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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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Mts Projects Ltd

Joined November 2008

We offer full Joinery & carpentry service,House additions,maintaince,decks,also Kitchens,handcrafted furniture and joinery made in our modern factory.11years building in NZ, 10 years building overseas, We now look forward to bringing innovation and fresh ideas to your next building project. I specialise in high quality interior/exterior finish, with excellent attention to detail. No job too big o...

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