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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Are you wondering what cladding to choose for your new build? Is your existing cladding looking dilapidated and ripe for renovation? Recladding your home will breathe new life into its appearance. In this article, we give you the information to choose the right cladding for your home. Ext

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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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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 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 ti

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 ti

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

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

Miro Place

Posted 11 months 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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Panty,bench top and cupboards

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need a quote 2 renovate kitchen

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Project 51-53

Posted 1 month ago

A block with 4 units on two levels is to be converted to 8 units. The 4x2 b/room at the top require new kitchen, shower, toilet and carpet. The garage and storeroom at the bottom to be converted into 4x1 b/rm units. Plans available on request. Gutters need replacing and fence constructed.

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Shower Replace

Posted 8 months ago

Existing shower to be taken out and replaced with a new one. Damp floorboards around shower to be replaced. Ideally to be done during Spring.

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Dishwasher Installation

Posted 4 months ago

Job is to install a dishwasher and associated plumbing into an existing small kitchen. Job will also require some bench and cupboard modifications and electrician to install a plug for the dishwasher. Looking to have this work done in the next 4 weeks

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New pantry

Posted 1 year 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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Multiple renovations

Posted 9 months ago

There are several properties in Tokoroa and Putururu that require renovations of one sort or another. New roof on 1 property, kitchens into others, total shift of a house, possible new build or a relocatable onto another section. We are after a reliable builder or team that will pick up the ball and get on with things. No time wasters please.

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Nan's bathroom

Posted 8 months ago

My Nan's bathroom has water damage around her shower floor area due to water getting under the shower tray and possibly in the walls were needing a builder to do a Winz quote on how much it will cost to fix any water damaged floor/wall, to even the whole bathroom floor surface and to install our new shower. Our current shower is 900 × 900 mm and the new shower my Nan wants installed is 900 × 1200 mm . Note: the vanity in pics won't be in the bathroom. Thanks in advance

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General Renovations

Posted 7 months ago

General renovations, painting/ kitchen / carpet

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Farm cottage renovation

Posted 1 year 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 - Carl

Posted 1 year 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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Fenta ceiling tiles

Posted 9 months ago

We are in need of food grade fenta ceiling tiles to be installed into our ceiling in a current grid.

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New kitchen

Posted 1 year 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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Irene

Posted 1 year 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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Full renovation

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Koro's Barthroom

Posted 1 year 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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Renovate small bathroom

Posted 6 months ago

Gut out old bathroom. Break down walls between existing shower room, seperate toilet room and bathroom(3x rooms). Make one bathroom with new fittings and layout, vent and wall up the old doors. Ideally would like it done over a 2 month period.

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Aparna Chatrathi

Posted 9 months ago

A house with floor area of 100m2 in total. The jobs required are 1. Old carpet need to be removed and a new carpet has to be put. 2. Internal Walls and roof has to be painted. 3. Renovate the bathroom(1 bath and seperate toilet) or a new bathroom has to be installed. 4. Main door needs to be fixed or replaced. 5. Install new stove, oven and rangehood in the Kitchen. Please give a quote for the above said jobs seperately.

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Renovate sunroom

Posted 1 year 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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Tiny kitchen

Posted 5 months ago

Kitchen fitout - using standard melamine on moisture resistant MDF board and formica bench tops. L- shaped arrangement. 1125mm x 600mm with sink and drainer insert and 2000mm x 600mm with cooktop insert. One single and one double cupboard under sink bench. One blind corner unit, space for under bench oven and drawers in other unit. Plain silver colour handles. Microwave cupboard over fridge space. One large floor to ceiling cupboard with bi-fold doors to contain washing machine and clea...

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Find Renovation Specialists in South Waikato

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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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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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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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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BKF Builders

Joined May 2019

I am a trade qualified builder with 27 years experience in both residential and commercial construction. I am very professional and work hard to complete anything from new builds to renovations in a timely professional and reliable manner.

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Coolfalla Construction

Joined October 2019

You've got to be awesome to be a 'Coolfalla'. We specialise in new builds, renovations and improvements. We will work with you to make sure you get what you want. We are professional, hard working and strive to exceed your expectations - on time, and on budget.

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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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Express Tiling Limited

Joined October 2018

Express Tiling Limited are a tiling services and renovation bathroom business. We are an Auckland based business with nearly 10 years experience in the tiling and related services. This includes under floor heating, waterproofing with PS3 author , tile installation and renovation work. We have established a good reputation with a number of housing companies and developers including Fletcher and do...

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Alpha Building Services

Joined July 2019

At Alpha Building Services we know what we are doing practically, logically, legally and we know how to stick to your budget. We know a range of different people and trades within the Construction industry so if any additional trades such as electrical and plumbing are required we can easily and quickly arrange for them to come in and do what needs doing. We are Licensed Building Practitioners in...

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Innovant cabinetry limited

Joined December 2019

Manufacturer of high quality kitchens, vanities, laundrys, wardrobes pre finished shelving etc. We can also supply laminate and solid surface benchtops as well as sinks, taps, ovens, rangehoods, cook tops, splashbacks and cabinetry hardware.

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Sherm's Plumbing Ltd

Joined December 2019

Hi there. Sherm's Plumbing Ltd has over 10 years plumbing experience, specialising in anything from new builds & renovations to smaller maintenance jobs. We take pride in our work & choosing Sherm's Plumbing will mean you get more of a personal & professional touch. We offer competitive quotes & our communication is second to none.

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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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aaatiling ltd

Joined February 2019

17 Years Experience installing tiles, waterproofing, undertile heating, will undertake any job and finish in a timely manner, please email for a quote.Can also undertake complete bathroom renovation.We also supply and install semi frameless showers..

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Royal Building Service 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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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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WAIKATO HOMES LIMITED

Joined March 2019

Waikato Homes is a Hamilton based builder specialising in New homes & Renovations. We pride ourselves on providing a top quality service & product no matter the size or scope. Our detailed Quotation includes a scope of works so you know exactly what has been priced for. A 10 year Master Build Guarantee can be included for all new homes & renovations. Medium to large projects: >You will be...

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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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Sv building limited

Joined November 2018

Hi there, I’m a licensed builder with nearly ten years in the building industry. I’ve worked on and managed a large variety of sites. These range from high end new builds and renovations right down to the essential small jobs such as replacing a shower unit. I also have experience with building rural/ light commercial steel frame sheds. I work together with an experienced craftsman plumber,...

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Jazr

Joined October 2014

Hey, ive been in the building construction for 10+ years doing various jobs from architictual new builds, renovatios of all sizes and Aluminum companys. I am a quilified carpenter and i take pride in my work, im reliable/honest and work very hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Ultra Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2019

An electrical company dedicated to providing you, the customer with satisfaction and piece of mind. From new installations and renovations through to fault finding and repairs, we are here to help. Ultra Electrical Ltd 'Your local Sparky'

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Hekson Construction Ltd

Joined November 2016

I GIVE 10% DISCOUNT FOR ALL JOBS. I also give affordable rates depending on the job. i have been building for over 10 years. This gives me the opportunity to show you all the work that I do. I am also available to provide free quotation. No job is too small, no job is too big. I'm affordable, fast, neat, absolutely reliable and easy to communicate with. I provide top quality work at the be...

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