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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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Ramp

Posted 1 year ago

I need a disability ramp either at the backdoor or off the deck which is approx 1 metre high.

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Bathroom reno - Carl

Posted 2 months ago

Remove current wall lining and rejib in aqualine, supply new shower and move shower and vanity to swap places so vanity is in the cavity and shower is in the corner. Plaster and paint. Toilet to stay In same place. Vanity to be re used. The only thing we want to have to do when you leave is arrange floor covering. *have a couple of other jobs that would lead on from this too

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Bathroom reno plumbing move

Posted 1 year ago

Bathroom needs some plumbing moved for Reno.

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Full renovation

Posted 2 months ago

Full renovation of living room kitchen windows insulation paint in and out

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Total bathroom renovation

Posted 10 months ago

1. We want this bathroom gutted 2. Floor tiled with one tile up against wall 3 New vanity and bathtub installed with shower curtain 4. We will keep mouldings in ceiling. We would like an insured master builder who will project manage this, so you be organising plumber, electrician and GIB stopper. Measurements are: 230cm x 170cm and 240cm from floor to ceiling. Small bathroom. We will paint it ourselves and source the bathtub plus vanity and tiles.

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Miro Place

Posted 1 month ago

We have a leak around bath and floor is soggy. Remove Bath and Replace floor. Remove Plastic sheeting tiles and gib board. Replace gib to paint finish standard Install Shower box

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Dilip

Posted 11 months ago

Want to add an additional bedroom to a 1950s property

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Farm cottage renovation

Posted 2 months ago

Farm cottage renovation. Carpeting in 2 bedrooms. Curtains in lounge. Painting/wallpapering in lounge, kitchen & 2 bedrooms. Required within 4 to 8 weeks at Waotu South Road.

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Bathroom Reno & Ensuite

Posted 8 months ago

I am wanting to renovate my existing bathroom as well as turning my Laundry into an ensuite / laundry - this means a sliding door between my bedroom and the laundry room as well.... Both are rather small rooms :)

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New kitchen

Posted 6 months ago

I want all new kitchen joinery and bench top. I want to put in a new sink, dishwasher and stove, so there will be some plumbing and electrical work needed too.

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Bathroom Reno

Posted 1 year ago

Small bathroom1500x1500mm that requires ceiling, walls, bath & vanity unit. The present walls are hardboard lined and it needs to be modernised for easy upkeep (Seratone/Hardieglaze lining perhaps)

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Relocation of Kohanga Reo

Posted 8 months ago

Full Project, start to finish: Re-establish a transportable building all inclusive. From pile mark out, fixing building to piles, including all plumbing, electricals and building decking.

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Please we need our bathroom ceiling replaced after our leak is repaired

Posted 6 months ago

We are getting a new roof 6 Nov and need our bathroom ceiling replaced soon after due to a leak. It has been leaking for some time so we would like the whole thing replaced. We also have a ceiling fan/light that needs to be replaced on the ceiling as well. we can provide a new one of these.

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New pantry

Posted 6 months ago

Wanting old water cylinder cupboard renovated into a food pantry (no cylinder present in cupboard). Its approx 2.5m high by 70x70cm. Will need re gibing inside.

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Koro's Barthroom

Posted 6 months ago

I have a blank canvas and a plan. Just after a quote or 2 ASAP deadline for written quotes is the 20th of November 2018. The space is an opened up down stairs space, with waist pipe in the same room. A raised floor will be required to be built. The space need a full. Shower kit, toilet setup & wash basin / vanity. Photo of plan and space attached

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Total bathroom renovation 2

Posted 9 months ago

1. We want this bathroom gutted 2. Floor tiled where wood is not restorable with one tile up against wall 3 New vanity, bathtub, taps installed with shower curtain 4. We will keep mouldings in ceiling. We would like an insured master builder who will project manage this, so you be organising plumber, electrician and GIB stopper. Measurements are: 230cm x 170cm and 240cm from floor to ceiling. Small bathroom. We will paint it ourselves and source the bathtub plus vanity, taps a...

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Irene

Posted 3 months ago

Needing an extension, kitchen renovation hoping to bust down wall and make an open plan, extending and renovating both bathroom and toilet, needing to renovate the ceiling and fix roof. Its quite extensive so would love to work within budget and timeframe.

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Renovate sunroom

Posted 2 months ago

remove existing aluminum roof and channels , frame up with standard timber rafters , purlins and fit iron, change of pitch flashing, fascia and soffit line. Fit batts and line with gib board. Replace exterior cladding with James hardie boards to match existing board on house. Remove and refit windows to fit new cladding and flashings Note : I have checked with ..... from SWDC and he has advised there will be no need to obtain a permit for this work

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Bathroom tiles in Putaruru

Posted 11 months ago

Bathroom tiling needed. Around bath and splashback for two benches. About 3-4 m2 total. Tiles are just white squares ... will need edging put on also.

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New Bathroom

Posted 1 year ago

We have purchased a new shower, vanity and bath. Would like to change where vanity is going other then that. It’s out with the old in with the new.

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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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MTM Builders Limited

Joined August 2010

Matt Tobin (Director/Builder) has worked within the construction industry for over 15 years. Matt has a wide range of experience from residential building and commercial construction through to general maintenance, and house renovations. Currently Matt and his team are working in the high end residential building market, and specialise in residential town house construction. Our clients require...

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Royal Glass Ltd

Joined July 2018

Our qualified glass tradies can do any big or small works in great Auckland area and neighbor cities. Onsite measurement, install, repair 24 hours and 7 days. Free site assessments, Prompt and reliable service, top quality workmanship, affordable cost, we endeavor to have each customer to get the great value for money. The business is home based operated, no high overheads. • All of our produc...

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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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Andy Smith

Joined April 2018

With Both Commercial and residential experience I have been in the building trade for over 15 years. I generally work on my own but have staff available for larger jobs as required.

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MD INTERIORS

Joined January 2018

Hi we specialise in making kitchen, renovating kitchens , bookshelves,built in cupboards,wardrobes,vanities and tiling as well. we make new ones according to clients satisfaction or we also do renovation on all cupboards from old to new call us to find out more and our quotes are free we are your all interior needs to be perfect.

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Dijon tiling ltd

Joined May 2011

We specialise in waterproofing/tiling bathrooms, showers, decks and reintaining walls. We are a team of 6 Tiler's in tauranga and 3 in hamilton. We do all tiling jobs from vanities to full houses. From 3 sq/m - 500sq/m. We are well known in the tauranga area but willing travel anywhere in the bay of plenty area and Waikato area.

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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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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates specialise in roof leak repair, Skylite change out. Chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning & repair. Moss treatments of roofs, concrete & paths. Detergent house washing & fly & spider treatment. Landscaping, tree trimming and all those jobs you don't want to do. Any questions please contact us through builders crack. Kind regards Steve.

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AWM Limited

Joined January 2018

AWM Ltd is an Asbestos and Methamphetamine removal company which is licensed with WorkSafe to remove both Class A & Class B contaminated material. Asbestos can be found in textured ceilings, cladding, fencing , lino and roofing in both residential and commercial areas. We have our own Supervisors and a Telarc Certified Safety Management System in place. Services Include: * Supply testing f...

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Maintain to profit

Joined March 2017

We are a renovation and maintenance company, who project manage the work using our teams of sub contractors. We negotiate great rates with our contractors, meaning no extra cost to you for one point of contact and project management

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about concrete

Joined July 2011

LICENCED BUILDING PRACTITIONER Residential and/or non-residential concrete floors walls footings piles etc...FOUNDATIONS "Garea Pools Established in pool construction since 1980" Full project management or labour only options available. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

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R&MBuilders

Joined November 2017

Hi R&M Builders have been building new houses for 15 years we are Certified Builders, we also have a painting company SMC and we are part of the Master Painters . We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on time and budget . It is important to have tradesman to do your jobs as they have years of experience. LBP NUMBER BP122299 Site 2 Master Painter

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JSA Construction

Joined January 2019

JSA Construction is an owner operated small business, which provides quality service at competitive rates across both residential and commercial sectors. We operate mainly throughout the Waikato & Bay of Plenty regions, but can also cater to clients who are located further afield.

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One Little Job Ltd

Joined May 2012

I am a licensed builder with 40 years experience. I have been self employed for most of those years. I have worked on many of the biggest projects in Auckland including Princes Wharf. I can supply references if required...

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A Lawrence

Joined December 2015

I have just started working self employed. My name is Aaron and I am a hard-working qualified builder with seven years experience both here in New Zealand and working abroad. I am friendly and enjoy talking to clients and potential clients. I am a soletrader who has experience in New builds, renovations, additions, restoration as well as other small jobs. Small jobs include repairs, new decks incl...

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Evergreen house ltd

Joined August 2018

Trying to think of the right builder? Need someone to guide you through your project? People who think their budget is low? High? All could be done through us.

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BUC Ltd

Joined April 2017

We are a small family owned and operated business. We specialise in the smaller, more intricate demolition and refit work needed for elite refits. Our scope of work ranges from clearing small office spaces for refitting, renovations, through to total building demolition. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, efficiency and competitive rates. We are also able to work in with the challenges...

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Leading Edge Electrical

Joined August 2010

We have been operating in the Waikato region for about 10 years and in that time we have developed a soild,loyal client base. We have achieved this by offering a prompt,reliable,professional service at a competitive price. So if you are looking for a Electrician you can rely on, who communicates well & has a great team give us a call!

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Swiss Plumbing Ltd

Joined March 2019

Swiss Plumbing is a father and son owned and operated company which is proudly New Zealander. We're happy to help you anytime day or night - from your general household plumbing maintenance and repairs to kitchen, bathroom and laundry renovations, roof repairs or replacements. Swiss Plumbing has a 24 hour on call system for any plumbing emergency. We do free quotes on any renovations or replace...

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New Horizon Construction Limited

Joined January 2019

Hi, I have been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 8 years. I specialise in renovations/additions and new builds. Also do smaller jobs from time to time. Professional and very hard working.

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