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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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

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

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Home reno

Posted 10 months ago

Looking for a builder to do kitchen and bathroom reno.

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Kitchen install

Posted 4 months ago

We have purchased a 2nd hand modular kitchen and need this installed. Would also like a quote to remove the old kitchen. I will be available Saturday 29th August to view and discuss. Otherwise I can send photos of the old and new as well as a CAD drawing of the new layout.

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Drop in Bath replacement

Posted 10 months ago

Old bath to be removed, each end is embedded in the walls (too long for room). New bath (shorter to fit between walls) to be built in, waterproofed. Plumbing is excluded, only small changes may be required. The reason for the bath change is to gain access under the concrete floor (where the bath is situated) to a hot water pipe leak. I'll get my plumber to fix the leak if I can't do it myself.

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Shower replacement

Posted 5 months ago

Removal of older 80s alcove shower, stainless steel tray etc. Installation of new stein alcove shower tray, liner, door, shower dome, new tap and adjustable shower and associated plumbing. Liner, waste, tray, dome, shower and mixer are all on site. Old shower is ... with center waste, as is the new shower. Wooden floor easy access under house. New waste exits out the side so will need plumbing into S bend, and new mixer will be mounted lower so will need plastic piping trimmed and need Bute...

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Opening wall between kitchen and living room

Posted 5 days ago

Hi, I would like to open the current divider walls between the kitchen and the living room. The current layout includes a partial divider in a square room, going to the ceiling. That partial divider ends inside the room with another short divider that creates a corner in the kitchen area. The idea is to cut an opening into the longer divider to make a bench/bar kind of layout, therefore these dividers may not need to be fully removed. I am looking for someone who can: 1) provide an assessment sh...

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Installing bath, Some re gib and some tiling

Posted 4 months ago

Installing recessed bath, some gin and retiling

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Bathroom Renovation plus

Posted 5 months ago

Full bathroom renovation plus some extra internal renovation work. This is a pretty urgent job as we have been put off continually by others.

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Replace floor & remodel bathroom

Posted 8 months ago

There has been a gradual leak from our basin for years which has caused the flooring to rot. We are looking at a full renovation of the bathroom later this year. Jobs we need quoted: 1. Replace bathroom floor (currently particle board). 2. Remove bathtub, basin, small wall cabinet. 3. Place new wet wall lining throughout entire bathroom. 4. Install new shower (900-1000mm corner unit). Please quote separately to replace the tapware. We are unsure yet whether we will keep the existing old u...

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Peach reno

Posted 4 months ago

New addition renovation carport and garage conversion.

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Bathroom upgrade

Posted 3 months ago

Small bathroom with a walk through shower room to be removed to open up the whole space and have a new shower put in. We also need a exterior French door replace.

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Renovating kitchen and living area wall

Posted 3 months ago

Renovating kitchen splash back and extending the kitchen bench top after removing the fridge cabinet. Also in living area we are thinking to replacing old fire place with new gas fire on feature wall (brick wall) or wall paper in the back. Something that is not very expensive but trendy and beautiful.

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REMOVING OLD SHOWER TO REPLACE WITH NEW

Posted 10 months ago

The Bathroom is a rectangle shape. At one end is the door and bath, toilet in the middle area and shower and hot water cylinder (in cupboard at the other). the shower is in the left hand corner and the hot water cylinder in the right hand side. The shower is an old built in one with tiling on the floor - with concrete base. The house is on a concrete slab. I would like to have the shower removed along with the hot water cylinder to open up an area where a walk in shower can be made. I want...

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Installing new vanity unit

Posted 1 week ago

Once walls painted our ensuite has new vanity to be installed.. With new taps installed. It's not a big job but very important to us Thanks

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Plumbing for Bathroom Renovation

Posted 4 months ago

Needing our new shower & vanity to be plumbed in. Also wanting to replace the toilet. We will be renovating the weekend of 26th September so will need someone immediately after that on the 28th.

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Used shower installed

Posted 1 year ago

A 1mt x 1mt used curved sliding glass door shower, including one piece wall linings, a new base is to be purchased, everything else is in good condition. It will be going into a single storey home with timber floor and easy access to under the house for Plumbing access.

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Bathroom

Posted 8 months ago

Install new Shower bath with surround. Old bath removed.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 6 months ago

We are looking to put in a new shower, sink and basin in our small bathroom. We would like the work to commence on the week on 27th July (cost dependent). Unsure what the cost will be. We can supply our own materials (e.g. we will buy shower etc before hand).

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Woodward

Posted 5 months ago

Wanting a quote to Install new flat pack kitchen including bench tops. Lay new flooring. Plumb in new sink and dish washer. Not urgent. As we live in Hawkes Bay. The house would be available when suits. I am in Taupo this weekend. If possible Tradies could visit for a look from this Friday to Tuesday.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 7 months ago

Fully renovate bathroom including re lining ceiling, walls, install new shower, vanity, flooring and install 2nd toilet. We need this done as soon as possible as we are going to sell.

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Renovating kitchen and living area wall #2

Posted 3 months ago

Renovating kitchen splash back and extending the kitchen bench top after removing the fridge cabinet. Also in living area we are thinking to replacing old fire place with new gas fire on feature wall (brick wall) or wall paper in the back. Something that is not very expensive but trendy and beautiful.

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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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JDC Contracting Bop

Joined June 2020

Hi , At JDC Contracting We Specialize in New Aluminium Windows & Doors, Aluminium joinery Replacements/Maintenance , Retro fitting of New Double Glazing , Small Building Jobs , Renovations , Decks , Deck Repairs , Fences , with 20 years in the building Industry We are very professional and work hard to deliver the best quality workman ship on time and within budget , there's no job to big or to sm...

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deckedout nz

Joined December 2011

Hi,we specialise in decking and outdoor construction,new builds and renovations,garages,sleepouts. Covering all your building /landscaping requirements. We have experienced and qualified builders ready to start on your projects.

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NZ Top Repairs

Joined November 2020

NZ Top Repairs® specialises in repairing damage to a range of hard surfaces to match their original appearance – most of our repairs look as if the damage never happened. We work on-site and can produce pristine results on nearly all hard surfaces, including: Bench tops, Tiles, Showers, Baths, Spas, Vinyl Flooring, Vanity Tops, and Hand Basins

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Hamilton Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined December 2017

Before starting any jobs we endeavour to find the right solution for each customer, to suit their budget and individual requirements. When we take on a job we want you to be informed throughout the process and we guarantee your satisfaction. For most people their home/property is their biggest asset and we keep that in mind with all the jobs we do. Whether it be pest control, building your fence,...

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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A J Tiling

Joined March 2011

Hi I have been in the building on the seen for around 41 years from new builds to do ups and also bought and sold houses , after building I did tiling and also water proofing and few course , these day I am happy to help out with and small jobs from flat pac install of kitchens and furniture and bathroom and doors and windows hardware and remove rotten wood .

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RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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Stoneley Handyman Services

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm just your average run of the mill young kiwi bloke looking for the chance to prove himself in the industry. I have been doing a multitude of trades virtually my whole life. I come from a trade orientated family with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience at my disposal. Where I excel is my attitude towards the work, whether it be new or common ground, I strive to do...

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With over 15 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng ... ) based in Christchurch but has undertaken projects all around the country. I am also an Engineering New Zealand Practice Area Assessor for Structural Engineers and a Auckland City Council Producer Statement Author (PSA#... ). I have a broad experience in structural design, seismic assessment, repair and strength...

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D Stone Limited

Joined July 2019

We have been working with many kitchens and builders for years since 2014 throughout Auckland, Hamilton, South Waikato, and Tauranga, but we also sell direct to the public and have showrooms at 7/671 Te Rapa Rd, Hamilton & 16 Makura Drive, Tauranga. We are happy to see us growing gradually. We specialised & focused on durable, low maintenance, and affordable stone bench top with unique style....

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HABITAT RESTORATION

Joined May 2018

Habitat Restoration is a "Supporting Practise Of Ecological Remodeling”. NZQA National Certificate In Carpentry. With 13 years of trade. * Specializing In Restoration * Alterations / Extensions * Maintenance * Handyman * Contracting * Tiny Homes * Tiling * Decking * Shower Installments * Gib Stopping * Landscaping 9 years between England, Australia and Canada. Having worked...

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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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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication. Professional house cleaning, end of tenancy.

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Lineage Building

Joined August 2019

Hi, I have 8 years experience building new homes and another 8 in Renovation and Additions. I also have 5 years experience in the Glass and Aluminium industry focusing on all aspects including: retrofitting double glassing, pool fencing, balustrades, reglazing, bathroom showers and mirrors the list goes on. My aim with every project is a quality structure and finish and a happy client.

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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DNT construction

Joined January 2018

We are a small family owned construction company we have been around for 3 years now. I've been building for coming on 20 years. We cover pretty much all construction. From changing door handles to building apartment blocks and everything in between. We offer quality service on time and on price. Call us any time for a free quote

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Ur Plumber Waikato Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Plumbing industry with over 10 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. While we specialise in General Maintenance Plumbing we also do complete full renovations kitchen,bathroom,laundry. Whether upgrading from low to mains pressure Hot water , blocked drain to a roof leak Ur Plumber Waikato Ltd has...

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Five AM Design Studio

Joined February 2014

Designing bespoke residential architecture in which he can call upon a range of different design styles is what Codi finds most exciting. His passion for high spec, energy efficient homes with special focus on building science deeply shapes the way he tackles a design project. Codi strongly believes that a home should improve the lives of its occupants through the way they interact with it...

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SchoCon

Joined July 2012

Focused on outdoor living, hard landscaping and renovations, but also the cliche "for all your building needs". Being in the building and construction arena for 18 years, LBP licensed and trade qualified we will make your ideas and dreams reality.

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