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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.

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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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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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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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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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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Are You Considering Adding an Ensuite to Your Master Bedroom?

Posted 24/11/16

Should I build another room for my ensuite or should I alter my existing master bedroom to fit one in? It might not seem like an important question, but there are pros and cons to consider for both these options... Adding an ensuite - should you extend or convert your master bedroom? Insta

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Home Renovation and Repair – It’s All in The Prep

Posted 29/06/18

Renovating or doing work on your home can be a big investment – yet most of us put more effort into choosing a pair of shoes or a new camera. Repairs might not be as exciting as new clothes and gadgets but if you want a good result, value for money, and minimum hassle, the more you think abou

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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A homeowner shares how a tradie from Builderscrack helped her update the colour of her metal garage door from bland blue to striking ebony.

Recent jobs posted

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

Ensuite upgrade

Posted 6 months ago

Upgrade off ensuite. New shower, toilet and vanity remaing in same place so limiting change in plumbing. Remove old floor tiles, re tile floor and walls.

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 7 months ago

Pantry need to be removed and made as an open kitchen plan

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Convert garage to sleep out

Posted 6 months ago

Need 2 walls in garage and garage door replaced with sliding door.

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Renovate our bathroom

Posted 3 months ago

Take out and replace vanity, shower, wall cabinet. Remove bath. Remove exsisting door to replace with sliding door.Re gib walls, reinstate flooring where needed. Work to be started and completed ideally before Dec 10th 2021.

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Replacing shower

Posted 6 months ago

we are wanting our current shower removed and replaced with a square based shower. with acrylic liner. tiles will be removed and mixed and shower slide removed. looking at having this done in approximately a month (once new shower has been delivered. new shower will be 1m ×1m square.

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Replace shower unit and toilet

Posted 7 months ago

replace one shower unit and one toilet with new

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13 Cross Street, Renovation and tidy up.

Posted 3 months ago

The house we live in is a 1955 build weatherboard, concrete tile roof, 79m2 relocated property. It's in need of general repairs and updates. - Demo = Remove all carpet, kitchen, build in storage in hallway - Entrance = new front door and framing, empty door frame tidy up - Hallway = Build in storage, empty door frame tidy up - Living Room = Frame up dining seating area, fixing creaky floorboards - Kitchen = We're being a new kitchen and having it installed - Bedroom = Wardrobe frame up,...

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Bathreno

Posted 6 months ago

Most of wall between main bathroom and toilet to be removed. One door to be removed and wall filled in. One light switch removed , one light switch relocated. Painting will be done by owner. Bathroom is approx 2800 x 2000mm.

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Renovate my bathroom

Posted 4 months ago

Replace shower as waterproof membrane has failed. Vanity is damaged and will need replacing too. Bathroom currently has tiled floor. Looking to lay a more affordable floor. Would like to get this work done within 2 months.

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1930s weatherboard house renovation & maintenance

Posted 3 months ago

Hi! We are hoping to get some rotting weather boards replaced. Also looking for advice on a leaky window frame. Sitting room walls insulated, gibbed and plastered also. We also have a list of non urgent jobs that we’d like quotes for & chip away at over the next year or two.

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Replacing hinges and drawer hardware

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking for someone to replace the hardware on our kitchen cabinetry. The kitchen is about 20 years old and the hardware is perishing.

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Kitchen update

Posted 6 months ago

Replace approx. 25 cupboard/drawer fronts. Gloss white. New bench top. Supply and fit corner pantry unit.

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Ensuite referb

Posted 7 months ago

gib to be put on walls, wall stopped.

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General Renovations 25 Chris Drive, Rolleston

Posted 2 months ago

Living in our new build home for 7 months, and are wanting a quote for: 1. Four walls separating bedrooms- - strip out one side of gib, and install GIB Noise Line Acoustic system. 2. Two walls separating bathrooms and bedrooms - strip out one side of gib, and install GIB Noise Line Acoustic system. 3. Two walls separating bathroom /hallways and studio / garage -strip out one side of gib, and install GIB Noise Line Acoustic system. 4. Re-position Ensuite toilet - include floor and w...

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Bathroom modernisation.

Posted 2 months ago

We are wanting to modernise both the main bathroom and the ensuite. We are wanting to replace the tile floors with a wood look, and replace the shower and vanity. In the ensuite, we would also like to build some open shelving for some more storage.

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Extend fridge cabinet

Posted 7 months ago

Hi, We would like to extend our existing fridge cabinet to accommodate a larger double door fridge. The existing side panel can be used but the top shelves need to be replaced along with a new cabinet door (preferably glass). A slight extension (~30 cm) of the wall on which the cabinet is now fixed may also be required. Thanks

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Painting, some small size cabinet and panelling wall

Posted 4 months ago

We just moved to Rolleston. And we would like to give our house a bit of renovation, and have some ideas already. Just wonder what the timeframe on your side will be and could we book a consultation/measure for a quote please? The things we would like to do is: 1. Painting for four bedrooms. 2. A few cabinets for laundry and entrance. 3. A wall paneling for most of the property. (see attached photo, similar style) Many thanks. Cheers, JC

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Replace old shower

Posted 5 months ago

I have an old shower thats past its prime. Water leaks out the front edges and has gotten into the particle board floor and it's time to moderdnise. I want to replace the entire shower as well as the water damaged flooring. The current shower is ... and is separated from a bath by an internal wall but i'd like to make the shower slightly bigger if possible.

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Kitchen and bathroom renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Want to renovate bathroom and kitchen in 1940s cottage near Lincoln.

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Replace leaking corner shower

Posted 5 months ago

We suspect our corner shower is leaking and need it replaced ASAP. Bathroom has been fully renovated a couple of years ago by previous owner. Job includes assistance with finding the right replacement shower. Removal of old shower. Water proofing and install of new corner shower.

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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.

Extending office space and adding window or skylight

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom wall and window sills

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower unit replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Older villa reno

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th May 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Replace old shower

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing hinges and drawer hardware

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace leaking corner shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rental Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New shower installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extend fridge cabinet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Renovation Specialists in Selwyn

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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Ross Coutts Holdings

Joined March 2018

Hi I have been in business in Christchurch for 32 years in the building /tiling industry I am a qualified carpenter and specialise in bathroom renovations.All small to medium repair work welcome, I take pride in what I do and work to a high standard, I can work to any budget to deliver what my customers require.

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GNP Building limited

Joined June 2017

Hi there, my name is Chris. I'm the owner operator of GNP Building Ltd. I'm a LBP registered builder with 17 years experience, 5 of those coming from working on the Canterbury rebuild. We mainly work around home renovations and extensions, covering all the bases from foundations right up to your ridge cappings. Feel free to get in contact to discuss any of your building works. Many thank...

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Think Construction Ltd.

Joined March 2010

Company Profile: We are a building company specialising in residential projects from small alterations to new house builds. We work with the client from the design concept through to the completion of your project (or anywhere in between). We work closely with designers (yours or ours), to ensure continuity and confidence in your build, from concept to completion. Personal Profile: Direct...

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Ross Brothers Limited

Joined November 2021

Ross Brothers Limited has been in business since 2017. We are Site Safe members Site Wise accredited and carry all required insurances. Our previous experience includes house maintenance, renovations, foundations, farm building and new house builds. We have a team of 12 including, qualified builders, LBP's and painter/plasters. With over 150 years of combined building experience in our busines...

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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts in Joinery, building, and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminum windows, and doors, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, sliding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrades, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do yo...

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A D White Builders ltd

Joined August 2016

Registered Master Builder with over 15 years in the trade. Quality and accountability comes standard with no job too small and I'll work in with clients to ensure that work gets completed on budget and on time. I specialise in renovations / additions and maintainance. I can take care of the project management or work in with clients and their projects as needed.

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Robertson Built

Joined March 2018

We are a small company looking to make a big impact in our region. We are committed to providing a great service at a the best possible price. We are Registered Master Builders, Licensed Building Practitioners & a member of Site Safe New Zealand. Contact us today for more information, we are always looking for our next challenge.

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate WBH operates with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality and ef...

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Top corner construction limited

Joined July 2018

We were established in the COVID 19 lockdown, while previously Ashraf the managing director was a sole trader for 2 years. Our team of qualified builders have a decade worth of experience in the building industry at minimum each. We specialize Residential building and have the skills, knowledge and work force to take on most jobs from complete renovations to the small jobs like boundary fences and...

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Bloke and a Hammer

Joined December 2021

I do property maintenance from your Fence, door, or even organising a renovation . I can also do small work even like cleaning your gutter. So, if you have any property that needs maintenance or renovate give me a call.

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A White Creative Construction

Joined February 2017

Hi There. I'm a builder with background in boat building and high end architectural work, but lots of diverse experience in many areas. I pride myself on attention to detail, great finishing and thinking outside the square.

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Detailed Finish Joinery

Joined October 2021

Hello, My name is Daniel I have been in the joinery industry for 20 years, I grew up doing woodworking and now am the owner of a small joinery business. I am a fully qualified craftsperson joiner and have worked on small one off jobs, high end kitchens, wardrobes, laundries, bathrooms and full house lots. I will work with you, the client, to get the results you desire. I like to build relations...

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LVL CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANTS LTD

Joined October 2021

With over 18 years experience from renovations to new builds, with a vast knowledge of how the process should work we can help you with your project including the design.

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Cadmy Builders LTD

Joined August 2011

We've Build in New Zealand since 2004 and other 15 years over seas.. I'm member of Certified Builders association and License Builder Practitioner, We are a small team of two ready to take over any jobs big or small. Alterations, Renovations, Extensions, New Build, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decks, Pergolas, etc... We have good recommendations at competitive price with a high standard quality. We c...

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch a We offer Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work

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Kinabuild

Joined February 2021

We are a licensed building company based in Christchurch and a proud member of New Zealand Certified Builders Assn. There is no job too small for us. We can help with any residential or commercial building work such full build, renovations, alterations, fit outs, repairs, & more.

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Dans Renovations

Joined February 2018

Dan's Renovations is a small company run by the owner Daniel. Dan has his LBP License and NZQA level 4 in carpentry and has been doing building & renovating for 15 years all over Africa and in Christchurch for the last 6 years. He has done many jobs for home owners in Christchurch with good results. He specializes in bathroom renos, kitchen renos, car ports, house extensions, decks, fences, veggie...

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Limitless Property Services

Joined December 2019

Hi there, Dan, owner operator of Limitless Property Services. Currently providing the Canterbury region with complete building and landscaping works. -Qualified LBP builder (Licensed Building Practitioner accredited) with over 15 years experience in carpentry. -Skilled excavator operator with over 3 years experience in landscaping and heavy civil works. With our own truck, digger and bu...

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Nick Brown

Joined August 2020

I am a qualified builder with experience acting as a foreman and also project managing high end residential apartments. I am a perfectionist and pride myself on good quality workmanship. If you have tight timeframes I am available on short notice and I am willing to put in the hours to get the job done.

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Hired Help Limited

Joined February 2020

We know how precious your weekends are, we also know how much niggle those uncompleted jobs around the home can create. That’s where Hired Help comes in, we complete the jobs you just don’t have time for. If it’s fixing a door that won’t stay shut, assembling a kitset or rebuilding a deck, we can help. We have the experience and know how to fit, fix or repair just about anything around the home....

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