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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Looking for builder/Handyman for renovation #2

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for a builder/ handyman in the Hawera area for a renovation job. 6-12 weeks work starting in 4 weeks.

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for a plumber to renovate my bathroom.

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Bathroom reno #2

Posted 4 months ago

The bathroom needs to have new fixtures installed, and the toilet is included in this but separate room. All fixtures will be supplied. I would like a quote done on this after viewing. Thanks

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Replacing & Level Subfloor

Posted 6 months ago

Renovation work in the Laundry Toilet & Bathroom. Wanting to replace water damaged subfloor.

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Acrylic shower changed to tiled shower and bathroom upgrade.

Posted 9 months ago

Replace acrylic shower with glass doors to a tile shower with no glass. Concrete floor will need adjusting to slope into the water outlet. Need to replace vanity and retile the floor. Would like job done within next few months. We are happy to do the demolition work.

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Renovate 2x bathrooms

Posted 4 months ago

6+ year old spec homes. 2x cheap bathrooms. looking to renovate/upgrade. tile walls floors etc, new showers, vanities, mirrors and lights. Ensuite approx 2x2m? Main bathroom approx 2.5x3m? plus separate toilet room to match. (toilet, hand basin, tiles floor etc. Family with two youn childern so would bneed to plan work - ideally one bathroom at a time.

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MG Bathroom

Posted 3 months ago

Put a Shower into bathroom; currently only has a bath.

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Complete bathroom renovation

Posted 7 months ago

Dated and disfunctional bathroom needs renovation. Includes improving hot water shower pressure, moving all plumbing around, creating wetfloor area with glass shower screen. Total bathroom floor area 6.4 sq metres. High ceiling. Access available under house. Wanted done as soon as possible.

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Bathroom reno

Posted 1 year ago

Want bathroom renovated, after 1st one done will want another done.

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Bathroom reno

Posted 1 year ago

A wall removing. 2 cavity sliders installed. A window removed and another moved. Remove a bathtub, relocate the shower, turn toilet, install new vanity.

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Home Renovations: Structural & General

Posted 2 months ago

We are buying a property in Hawera & need someone to give us a quote for renovations. We have building report & can also get a viewing done. Will need the quote by Thursday next week.

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New bathroom and toilet

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, my house has two levels. currently, only upstairs got a bathroom and a toilet. downstairs only a toilet and a laundry room. I'm thinking to covert a part of the internal single to a bathroom with shower and toilet. I can buy my own shower box, vanity and toilet, but would need someone to do all the plumbing to install it. the floor is concrete foundation and block brick wall. Please let me know if this can be done and roughly how much it will cost. Thank you

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Heater

Posted 1 year ago

Modify wall to create a cavity for an Escea DX1500.. And do the wall lining and finishing after firebox install. ...... -dx-series-installation-manual.pdf

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Builder needed for significant renovation

Posted 3 months ago

Hey! I'm moving to Hawera for work and considering looking at buying a house which needs significant renovations (haven't bought one yet) and I'm looking to talk to a local builder who would be up for a decent sized renovation project. I'm looking for a builder who is up to the challenge of working with me and making good design calls that don't cost a bomb - for example, I don't want my kitchen to look like a 'bunnings kitchen' that has just been fitted to an existing area with not much though...

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Home Renovation

Posted 5 months ago

1)Need wall taken down to open lounge to dining area. Will need to install beam . 2)install new corrugated iron roof .house about 130 square meters 3) install new kitchen 4)install new carpet for 3 bedrooms 5)install laminate floor for the rest of the house 6)need quote to build Lounge Suite inside master bedroom

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 year ago

new shower box to be installed

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Replace shower (complete unit)

Posted 8 months ago

I have a ... angled shower. I would like the complete unit replaced. I am happy to purchase the unit.

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Bathroom reno

Posted 4 months ago

The bathroom needs to have new fixtures installed, and the toilet is included in this but separate room. All fixtures will be supplied. I would like a quote done on this after viewing. Thanks

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Unearthed repair job

Posted 1 year ago

Take bathtub out and put new bath in

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Install new shower and fix rot #2

Posted 10 months ago

Need a new shower installed that will contain water as wet floor isn't working properly anymore and has led to some rotten skirting that needs replacing.

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Find Renovation Specialists in South Taranaki

Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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NZ CCS ltd

Joined December 2019

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

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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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DoCarpentry

Joined January 2022

Hi, I’m focusing on small carpentry jobs to do in 1-2 days and insulation, where I’ve got a large experience and can provide a professional and friendly service with tidy completion

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G & N Moratti holdings Ltd

Joined January 2016

building residential houses for the past 7 years, do fencing, decks,concrete drives paths, carports, retaining walls, gibing,small alterations, insulation, and renovation work and new builds. all house work done from ground up to roofs high quality workmanship Guaranteed, never had a disappointed customer. Very competitive prices, work done on time and in budget. No job too small. will w...

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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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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Level Build NZ

Joined November 2020

Based in New Plymouth, Taranaki, we specialise in competitively priced, high quality builds. This includes New Homes, Renovations, Upgrades, Commercial Construction, and everything in between. Founded and led by experienced carpenter, Jarom Tipene, our uncompromising attention to detail and drive for perfection set us apart from the rest. Whatever your renovation needs or new home dreams are, Leve...

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ProperCare

Joined June 2009

Why choose ProperCare?.... Quality work, Fast and efficient, Great communication (we'll even help with planning) Large range of jobs big or small.

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Straight Flush Plumbing LTD

Joined April 2007

Straight Flush Plumbing specialise in All plumbing, Gas fitting & drain laying. By default, we are also Certifying Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers. We have many satisfied customers who have shared their experiences online about our company, and it is our ongoing aim to provide the best job and customer service we can. We welcome your enquiry and look forward to speaking with you!...

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Byrne & Co Builders

Joined August 2019

Hi, I've have had plenty of experience in new builds and renovations. I like to specialise in smaller jobs, not only do I like to give a competitive quote but I also have an attention to detail and like to complete jobs to high standard.

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Crescent Construction Ltd

Joined August 2020

We provide services in the residential sector of construction and renovation in Auckland, Manawatu - Wanganui, New Plymouth and Taranaki Region. Our team removes the complexity in building projects and will ensure that your vision and ideas come to life. We want to make the experience of working with us a positive one for you. You’re busy. You have better things to do than deal with the str...

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Handyman Solutions New Plymouth

Joined December 2020

Hi I am an experienced handyman and glazier with 20 years experience in installation and home improvement. I specialise in interior maintenance and providing top quality professional workmanship, whether you need balustrades, showers, or pet doors installed, window reglazing or general handyman services no job is too small for handyman solutions.

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deanos maintenance services

Joined November 2013

Hi, My name is Dean I have over 20 years experience in the building and painting industry. (Not a registered Builder!) Painting interior and exterior General Handyman,Decks bathroom renovations,floor repairs/replacement,rental property tidy ups,fences,landscaping are my specialties. No job is too BIG or too small!! Rates are structured on a job to job basis.with a quote to suit you!...

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Savvygas ltd

Joined May 2018

Hey there, we are a plumbing and gas fitting company based in new plymouth. Able to anything from a leaking tap to a major house renovation and everything in between. Able to sort out any gas issues. Competitive quotes available and always willing to work to clients requirements.

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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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P & S Window and Dorr Repairs

Joined March 2017

Hi. We repair all windows and doors Do your windows fly open or dont open at all Is your door hard to slide or wont slide at all Then call us for a free quote All glass repairs to.aluminium and wooden.joinery New window stays, handles Door wheels, Locks, hinges Security products New joinery Small building projects No job to small Free quotes

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Aaron Collins Builders Ltd

Joined April 2010

Our family owned and operated business Aaron Collins Builders is a small team of detail driven carpenters. Aaron is a fully qualified Licensed Building Practitioner and a proud member of Certified Builders Association. We offer the Halo 10 year Guarantee to work over $30,000.00. The benefit of using us is that you're dealing directly with the business owner. We work along with you on your proj...

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Jade Hintz Builders ltd

Joined May 2017

From farm builds to new housing and everything in between, Jade Hintz Builders does it all. We offer competitive pricing and realistic timeframes. We have been in the building industry for years and pride ourselves on meeting the clients needs and our attention to detail.

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5N1 TRADE SERVICES

Joined August 2019

Hi, As per our company name, 5N1 Trade Services, our company provides services in these 5 fields- Plumbing, gas Fitting, Drainage, Heating & Cooling/ Refrigeration and Electrical. We specialize in Renovation, New builds, New install and Maintenance for residential and commercial. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing satis...

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