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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.

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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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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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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7 Things Tradies Want You To Know Going Into 2022

Posted 30/11/21

Next year will be the year of catch-22’s for home improvement. So, how can you get a great outcome for your project in these busy times?

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Your Ultimate Lawn Comparison Guide

Posted 30/04/21

If you’re wondering what type of lawn to go for, we’ve got you covered. Know what type of lawn best suits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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New Oven and range hood install

Posted 6 months ago

We need a bigger oven installed so cupboards need to be changed and a range hood installed

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Bathroom and toilet reno

Posted 3 months ago

We need our bathroom and toilet renovated it needs the gib to be redone and the bath removed with all new fittings shower vanity etc we are in Martinborough

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Small Bathroom Reno

Posted 5 months ago

- demo including: bath & vanity removal, shower liner & gib removal removing hall cupboard built into bathroom - assess & fix water damage to area around shower - replace gib in full room, waterproofing around shower/bath area - Build bath box

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New kitchen and bathroom

Posted 7 months ago

Located in kahutara. New bathroom and kitchen in 1910 cottage plus exterior reclad of one bedroom. Kitchen will be supplied by mitre 10 and most of demo of old kitchen will be done by owner . Bathroom will include replacement of hot water cylinder and new piping.

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Small bathroom renovation

Posted 1 year 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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End of tenancy bathroom upgrade

Posted 1 year 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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Replacing kitchen cupboard doors

Posted 1 year 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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Kitchen Update

Posted 15 hours ago

Kitchen cupboards replaced.

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Quote new bathroom

Posted 5 months ago

Need a quote and time frame to demolish existing bathroom and install new shower and vanity

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Renovate Shower Area

Posted 1 year 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 refresh reno

Posted 5 months ago

We are looking to update our bathroom. New shower, toilet, floor, tiles around bath and vanity. This includes taking out the toilet wall to make one bigger brighter bathroom. We have sourced vanity, no changes to plumbing placement required. Approx time frame is Nov.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 6 months ago

We need to have the bathroom re lined an new vanity and shower cubical installed if it could be done around the 25th of August as we are away for a week

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Complete bathroom renovation

Posted 4 months ago

Shower lining, bath, shower and toilet all need replacing. Ducting needs installing plus paint and some joinery.

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Small Bathroom Reno #2

Posted 3 months ago

Needing a builder with availability asap for bathroom reno work: - demo including: bath & vanity removal, shower liner & gib removal removing hall cupboard built into bathroom - assess & fix water damage to area around shower - replace gib in full room, waterproofing around shower/bath area - Build bath box

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Bathroom full renovation

Posted 1 year 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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Replace/reline shower

Posted 6 months ago

Our very old shower in our laundry room needs to be replaced. This will involve a new shower box, and rebuilding part of the hot water cupboard beside it where there has been gradual water damage. We would also like a new light fixture installed in the room with a vent that is properly ducted out of the house.

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New Shower installed

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Renovation 1

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Adding an ensuite

Posted 1 month ago

Hello We have a 2bedroom house in Martinborough and would like to remove an outside wall to enable an ensuite to be added

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Silicone bead my kitchen cabinets and floor tiles

Posted 1 year 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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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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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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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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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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Atlas Construction 2020

Joined July 2018

Atlas Construction 2020 Ltd is a Wellington based building company working primarily in the residential sector. I'm qualified, insured and a licenced building practitioner with 10 years experience mainly in the residential building sector. Atlas Construction has a small positive team of builders to meet any of your building requirements from maintenance/remedial work right through to the comp...

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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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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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Precision Building Projects

Joined July 2016

Precision Building Projects (PBP) is a trusted family operated building company, part of NZCB with qualified licensed buildering practitioners taking care of all your building needs. Here at PBP, we take pride in our eye for precision detail and our ability to provide work to a high standard. With years of experience, in all facets of building there is no job too big or too small. Have a look...

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd & Sai Building Services Ltd

Joined December 2020

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 We are also none as Sai Building Services Ltd For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles) Painting Ro...

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Wilco

Joined November 2015

No matter what kind of plumbing issue you face, all of your needs are under control with Wilco. We provide quality plumbing repairs, modifications, and installations to the Wairarapa area. From replacing hot water cylinders to repairing broken fixtures, we're trained and licensed to handle any plumbing job, big or small.

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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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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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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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Hilltop Joinery

Joined August 2021

I am an experienced carpenter/ joiner with a particular passion for making furniture and small renovation work. I am reliable, honest, conscientious and take pride in my work and have attention to detail.

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Manaia Build Nz

Joined February 2020

... ... New Kitchens. Bespoke custom furniture. Entertainment Units. Shop Fit outs. High End cabinetry. Renivations. New Bathrooms. New Showers. New Flooring. Staircases. Decks. New Houses. All Building works. Text or call ... ... ...

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Burgess Building Solutions

Joined December 2015

Kia ora, My name is Simon and I am the director of Burgess Building Solutions. Now in our second year of business, we have a team of 8 who have worked together on a commercial new-build and heritage restoration project. The company was built upon 15 years of carpentry experience. Most of my experience is in high end architectural housing with a brief stint in light commercial. I am lucky eno...

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Southern Dweller Builds

Joined January 2022

Hi, I am a qualified joiner and builder. With 9 years joinery experience followed by 5 years and counting of building experience my attention to detail and quality is fine tuned to produce a top quality, finished product. At present I am happy to take on smaller building jobs such as renovations, kitchen joinery installations, timber joinery repair and residential fencing and decking. I also speci...

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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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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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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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Ethan Barnard construction

Joined August 2021

I am a recently established building contractor in the wairarapa with over 10 years experience in the building and roofing industry. We complete jobs to the highest standard and aim to provide with competitive quotes and lead times as well as keeping to a budget!

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