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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.

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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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 As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A homeowner shares how a tradie from Builderscrack helped her update the colour of her metal garage door from bland blue to striking ebony.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

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.

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, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

Budget blow-outs, schedule delays and an unforeseen scenario - this bathroom renovation's got it all! See the incredible transformation.

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

1960s big Reno

Posted 2 years ago

We are wanting to remove 3 interior walls that make up a bedroom to make our home more open plan living.

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Seratone replacement Woodville

Posted 1 year ago

We are in need of a full sheet of seratone placed up on the wall in our newly renovated laundry, but it may need a bit more experience involved than I’m capable of. We are wanting it done ASAP really, but are flexible.

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Full renovation of old villa

Posted 1 year ago

Replied Levelled New sub floor where required Removal of wall/s Regibbing of full interior (we will paint) Insulation of walls Moving bathroom to existing laundry area Sort out borer issues Kitchen install Fireplace install as per pic using existing brick fireplace Address any leaks current or past and repair where required Replace rotten exterior boards Remove and install new wrap around deck Install new water tank and system for the house Install new gutter system. Water Bath...

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New bathroom plus renovating an original bathroom

Posted 10 months ago

Renovating the bathroom upstairs and creating/building a new bathroom down stairs in the laundry room

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Home renovations

Posted 11 months ago

Skirting boards put up, plastering, floor and roof work, window and door frames. Other bits and pieces

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Bathroom Refresh

Posted 5 months ago

Hi there We have a small bathroom which we are waiting to do a renovation. The job would involve stripping out the room and replacing with new items including tiles on the floor and halfway up the walls. A toilet room needs to be done also.

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Replace floor- Insurance paying.

Posted 8 months ago

1977 Built house-chipboard floor -flooded bath. Floor is wet and swollen, beside and under the bath. Approx 3msq area t be replaced.

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Bathroom Renovation- mostly Tiling

Posted 2 weeks ago

Remove existing shower (acrylic box type), toilet, vanity, and existing tile from floor. Build short piece of wall to create shower cavity. Tile floor and walls to ceiling, inculding tile shower, fit glass shower door Install new toilet, vanity and towel rail, toilet roll/handtowel holders.

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Small Building Work Fix Ups

Posted 7 months ago

We need some buiding repairs done on a rental. Fix rotten window sill, Fix cladding, remove old built-in shower frame above new shower, and remove temporary fence boards on back of house. Work would commence 28th January. View work this Friday 18th Dec 4.45pm.

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Inserting new bathroom

Posted 1 year ago

Inverting complete bathroom

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Building, tiling and plumbing

Posted 3 months ago

Existing bathroom needs floor uplifted and a window taken out and relocated. Plumber needed for a shower separated from over a bath and placed on its own(if possible) also for the toilet plumbing and a tile layer for the floor after it's all completed. I am needing quotes on this job for bank loan purposes so I need licensed tradesman and it's a big job so also tradesman dedicated to the job every day until completed ty.

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Finishing touch

Posted 4 days ago

Tiling of splash backs for renovated kitchen. 1920's bungalow but kitchen is country style. I need ideas for tiles, colour, style etc. Dark green would be obvious but need a fresh mind. Photos and measurements availalble.

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New bathroom toilet

Posted 1 year ago

Install new shower,floor and walls, handbasin+ plumbing

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Bathroom fitted to rental #2

Posted 1 year ago

Need a bathroom installed asap

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Bathroom renovation - Semi Rural

Posted 1 year ago

Wanting a complete do over, will need gib and ceiling replaced as well. Wanting a shower, bath, vanity, storage and mirrored cabinet.

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Guest ensuite

Posted 1 year ago

Build an ensuite in an existing space, close a door off, and make another into bedroom, take up tiles for plumbing and replace with other flooring.

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Bathroom

Posted 4 months ago

Hi Team, I would like to know how much to upgrade a new bathroom. Thank you

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Repair from flooding

Posted 8 months ago

Replace about 3 squ m of flooring and associated walls

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Ensuite making and wall repair

Posted 11 months ago

Make an ensuite and repair a wall.

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Bathroom renovation - Semi Rural #2

Posted 1 year ago

Wanting a complete do over, will need gib and ceiling replaced as well. Wanting a shower, bath, vanity, storage and mirrored cabinet. Have items ready to purchase.

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Find Renovation Specialists in Tararua

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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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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Champion Building Solutions

Joined February 2019

Hi we are a small locally owned business specialising in bathrooms, decks, fences and concrete projects. We are professionals and take pride in our work and are driven by quality workmanship.

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Ruahine Property Works Limited

Joined October 2020

Ruahine Property Works is focused on adding value to property around the Tararua and Southern Hawke’s Bay district . We are property investors ourselves so we know the stresses of property maintenance, let us help take the pressure off you and your family. Let us help make your property work for you. Famous for our communication, you’ll be impressed with our prompt response and ongoing updates...

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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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NZ Lighting & Heating 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 NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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Mondo's Services

Joined November 2019

Hi, Mondo's Services was established in 2007 and we now deliver solutions for home owners, businesses and educational providers. These are trade based handy person type of works. We can also help with all manner of projects from conception to completion or pieces of work that need finishing. Our trades network covers all aspects of construction. Our trades and professionals network covers ins...

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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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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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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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Terrene Earthworks and Carpentry Ltd

Joined July 2021

Hi, I'm Gareth from Terrene Earthworks and Carpentry Ltd. A newly established construction business based in Wellington. With over a decade of operating heavy machinery and working on high end residential renovations in the harsh and steep environments of Wellington, we have gained vast experience in tight and hard to access jobs with quality results. Competitive rates and quick turn arounds is wh...

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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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NZ Kitchen Designer

Joined September 2019

A kitchen always starts with the space you have allocated between walls and windows. NZ Kitchen Designers use creativity and functionality to create the most fulfilling space for you and your family. Whether you are after a kitchen renovation or a plan for building consent, I can help. With a Diploma in Interior Design complimented with mid-high end kitchen design, retail and manufacturing...

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straight edge interiors ltd

Joined August 2020

Hi, we have 25 years combined experience in plastering residential homes and commercial buildings (Office, shop fit outs, schools, factories). All aspects of plastering from residential stuff like gib fixing, gib stopping, skimming, cove work ( no matter how intricate) to commercial work including framing, suspended ceilings ( solid or tiled). We pride ourselves on quality and all our work is gua...

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KJR BUILDERS LIMITED

Joined November 2015

Am an honest and reliable person That takes pride in all my work. With 12 years experience in the construction industry ranging to all types of work from residential new and old builds threw to commercial and even shop fit outs. Kjr Builders Limited specialise and offers fast, effective and quality finishes to all work that is done. So feel free to contact me regarding any issues or plans that y...

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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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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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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 11 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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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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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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Collins Carpentry ltd

Joined November 2011

ive been building for 15+ years and am still enjoying the trade. mainly work on housing/renovations, decks ect but also experienced in larger commercial projects aswell as insurance and maintenance work. A small crew of top notch guys who enjoy a laugh and working together. Always do a top quality job and complete on time. We take pride in our work and achievements and am always looking for n...

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