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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Honeybee Villa Bathroom Reno’s

Posted 1 year ago

We have a bathroom and en-suite that need attention! Main bathroom - remove HW cylinder and surrounding cupboard. Install an infinity hw solution. Install a shower. Install a fan. Maybe new fixtures and fittings depending on need. En-suite - it’s time to remove the Swedish sauna look! Remove a wall, re-line, new shower, vanity and loo. New fan too, oh and don’t forget insulation! We have more photos but couldn’t upload them all. We need builder, plumber & gasfitter, sparkie and tiler. We...

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Small bathroom renovation

Posted 7 months ago

Hi there We have just moved into a house in Featherston and the small bathroom needs a makeover. We would like help to: - Take out the current shower, bath and vanity - put in/plumb in a new (accessible) shower, and new vanity (no new bath) - redo the flooring with vinyl, laminate, or engineered flooring - take out heat lamp fixture and replace with normal light fitting - scrape and repaint ceiling and walls - check for water damage in wall behind shower (there are signs of old patch...

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Renovate Shower Area

Posted 3 months ago

The current shower needs to be removed and any floor or walls with rot to be replaced. There is definitely one floorboard to be replaced but don't know if leak has gone under the floor. The shower lining is loose so suspect water has got behind it. I already have a plumber who can install the new shower.

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Bathroom reno in Featherston

Posted 1 year ago

Hi there I want to complete a bathroom renovation. This will include the removal of the current washroom and install of new: - plasterboard - fixtures (bathtub and vanity) - tile and floors Looking to complete soon, but flexible.

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Kahutara Rose Cottage Renovations

Posted 1 year ago

Extensive renovation of downstairs kitchen, bathroom, laundry. Remove existing kitchen/ bathroom / laundry and replace any rotten boards. Install new facilities (could be a DIY kitchen, bathroom, laundry designed and ordered by us if you don’t usually do this). If possible, remove wall between kitchen and dining. If possible add door between bathroom and living area. Develop aspects of outdoor /pool shower area including small dividing wall, outdoor shower and change area, and deck to hold outd...

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New Shower installed

Posted 7 months ago

Removal of old Steam shower unit box, Waterproof wall and install new corner shower unit that’s already purchased.

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Replacing kitchen cupboard doors

Posted 8 months ago

Happy with kitchen layout but would like to revamp the cabinet doors and drawers by replacing with a shaker style front.

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Home renovation/extension

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, we just bought a new house that needs rearranging of layout and updating of kitchen, bathroom, toilet. In the current layout living spaces are disconnected from eachother, as well as from our back garden. We'd like to get some ideas of what we can do with the current space (break through current walls etc), or possibly extend the house. Want to improve indoor/outdoor flow and improve access to the garden from living areas. Our budget is limited and will need to cover full house renos. We pla...

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Need a good tradesperson for bathroom reno in Featherston

Posted 2 years ago

My bathroom is about 6ft by 6ft and is currently a wet room situation. I need: - new bathtub installed - tiling of floor and wall (depending on bathtub chosen) - replace vanity. I can select the tub and vanity.

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Bathroom update

Posted 1 year ago

Install shower. New vanity and toilet. Tiling and electrical . Old bath is being removed so taps will need to be moved to adjacent wall

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Vanity & Toilet

Posted 2 years ago

I have purchased a new vanity and toilet and need them installed.

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Bathroom renovation in Featherston

Posted 2 years ago

My bathroom is about 6ft by 6ft and is currently a wet room. I need: - removal of old tiles and flooring and vanity - new bathtub installed - re tiling of floor and walls - replace vanity.

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Reno

Posted 1 year ago

We want to put in exterior French doors, remove a couple of interior walls, remove casing around built in wood burner, widen wardrobe opening, reroof as well if possible.

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Bathroom full renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Current bathroom and laundry are next to each other separated by a drywall. To remove the drywall and combine into a single bathroom. Removal of a old shower cube not in use and removal of additional existing shower cube ,vanity and toilet and install new shower cube, vanity, toilet and a separate bathtub, to lay tiled flooring over existing hardwood and to install wall tiles for a modern outlook. Also minor electrical work to add new power points to the bathroom and separate current light and e...

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Resurface kitchen bench

Posted 1 year ago

We would like an estimate to resurface our kitchen bench. Photo attached

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1 bed unit, Kitchen, bathroom and bedroom renovations

Posted 1 year ago

We have a a ground floor area that needs renovating. The kitchen needs to be opened up (too small and cramped) the bathroom needs to be moved to a different location (again too small in current location) and an internal garage needs to be converted into a bedroom. We are looking to get as much done as soon as possible, but the order of priority would be the kitchen then the bathroom then the bedroom.

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Bathroom reno

Posted 2 years ago

Reconfigure our 1960s bathroom (knock down a wall that is NOT load bearing). Install a shower, separate bath, tiling on floor and potentially close off a doorway. The current bathroom is a shoebox, just wanting to open it up. We have recently installed infinity gas to make the job easier.

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Renovation 1

Posted 8 months ago

Re-fit out of current bathroom, Also wall in front deck for office

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Silicone bead my kitchen cabinets and floor tiles

Posted 3 months ago

I require a tradesman to finish all the silicone bead work the tradies didn’t complete when I had my kitchen lounge dinning renovated, I have all product.. areas to completed .., all the walls , steps, kitchen cabinets and splash need to be done.

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End of tenancy bathroom upgrade

Posted 11 months ago

I am urgently looking for a registered plumber to help me install a new shower unit and a vanity with sink into a rental property in Martinborough. Will replace the existing shower and vanity with sink with the same layout and size so should not need to adjust the existing plumbing much. Will need to demolish and remove the existing units. I have not ordered anything yet would like to start with advise. I am hoping to coordinate and book in the job requirements ASAP. Thanks Giselle

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Find Renovation Specialists in South Wairarapa

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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brendanbuilt

Joined September 2016

Hello, Ive been in the building industry for 20 years, im 100% BCITO qualified. I can get personal references from my training organization and previous employers. I have contractors insurance so rest assured your job will get done. I can do all types of building, all things considered. I have access to most tools and equipment, a diesel van and tandem caged trailer. So I can do all demo / s...

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Holmes Renovations

Joined March 2015

Hi, I'm a professional home renovator specialising in whole house renovations. When I don't have a house on the go I like to fit in smaller jobs to keep myself busy. If you want someone who is reliable, hard working and takes pride in their work, then I'd be happy to help.

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Cameron Construction

Joined March 2017

Hi I am a trade professional with over 10 years of experience in the trade. Most of my time has been spent on major home renovations and architecturally designed new builds. The rest of my experience is in low scale new builds and general building projects such as decks, fencing, maintenance and repairs. I take pride in my work and can offer competitive quotes with a high quality of workmanship.

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

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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gjmcguire

Joined November 2014

I have been building for 25 yrs. I have been involved in commercial and residential work.My aim is to leave the job with a satisfied customer,I will undertake any type of work big or small and will give free quotes .References available

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Carpentry & Civil Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, my name is James Palmer and I'm the managing director of Carpentry and Civil Ltd. I've been in business since 2012 and have a reputation for quality workmanship. I pride myself on doing a quality job for a fair price. I believe I have excellent communication and will work with you to get your job done safely and efficiently. I have vast knowledge in experience across multiple trades and want...

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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lionels property services

Joined April 2013

lionels property services , fencing new &repair, retaining walls, painting, water blasting, yard clearing, rental cleanups, chainsaw work, and much more etc

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WaiBuild

Joined November 2016

We are based in the wairarapa and are a building and electrical company. We specialise in all building repairs and renovations of older properties including heat pump installation. We work with local businesses, landlords, homeowners and property managers. We are open and honest about our abilities and workmanship some of our work can be seen on our Facebook and internet page that is currently bei...

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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

We do building/painting/plaster and landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We strive on going above and beyond for our clients. So please feel free to get in touch for any up coming project we can help you with thanks.

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BuildPoint ltd

Joined November 2017

Construction & Property Maintenance Building energy efficient, comfortable and affordable homes for Kiwi families is at the heart of what we do at BuildPoint. Our company has been successfully providing the people of Wellington Region with the very highest standard of building services for many years and we are immensely proud of the reputation we have built up as a small but professional, fu...

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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 10 yrs experience. Pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Spent my time Specializing in architectural new builds/renovations. Yet Have extensive knowledge and experience doing everything from repiling to reroofing and just about everything in between. No job too small, get in contact now.

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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Wellington Roofing

Joined February 2018

Hi there For the past 5 years we have been building and renovating houses in the Wellington region. We have a core group of excellent roofer, plumbers, electricians, tilers, vinyl & carpet layer and painters who work with us regularly. We are able to manage project of any size. We also specialise in roofing work. Wellington Roofing has been in the roofing industry for more than 30 years. We...

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Wilson Contracting

Joined June 2017

Hi i have been building for just over 11 years with most work being architectural new builds with the last 3 years being in commercial interior fitouts. I am trade qualified and have been for 5 years. I have my LBP carpentry liscence. I am very fussy with detailed work and have a huge amount of pride in my work. No job is to big or to small and i have very competitive rates.

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Eric Bosch

Joined November 2019

Hi, we undertake all building work big and small. From new builds, to renovations/additions, decks, patios, fences, sheds, garages, concrete work, etc. Professional, Licensed, Qualified. We will make your job happen. Quality is a habit.

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Kereru waihanga ltd

Joined January 2021

Hi, We have been building for over 10 years and have a wide range of skills in a variety of jobs. While We specialise as a company in building (ie new builds and major renovations) we also dont turn down smaller jobs. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile and have a vast team of experts to get any tasks done the right way.

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Brandon Richards Carpentry

Joined July 2019

Carpentry & Toughened Glass Works Awning / Pergolas Decks / Staircases Fences / Balustrades Shade Screens / Feature Walls Flooring Interior Fit out Door & Window Replacement Maintenance

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NZ Property Maintenance Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2021

Hi, we've been doing small - medium renovations. We are very good in what do or the best been told by many of our happiest customers- we only take on jobs what we can guarantee to finish b4 or on time weather permitting. We do Renovations , Painting, Alterations n much try us

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Mike Preston Construction Limited

Joined March 2020

I am a licensed builder and have been in the building industry for 10 years specializing in renovations with a new build from time to time. Also have experience in all types on landscape construction and concrete form work, ranging from small to large projects. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines and expectations. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and completing job...

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