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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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

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

Adding a small WC under stairs

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to have a small toilet room added to our house underneath a flight of stairs. Need application for consent from the council as well.

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Shower replacement only

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need the old shower pulled out and new shower put in to same space. I have an idea of what I want it to look like but haven’t purchased anything as will wait till I have appointed someone to the job. Timeframe would be next few months.

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Shower Liner Replacement

Posted 1 month ago

My shower has a leak, scope below: 1. Remove existing shower side panels and doors for re-use 2. Remove liner 3. Cut GIB and remove GIB 4. Leave for a day while I dry out framing (non structural) 5. Fix new GIB 6. I can fix joins and touch up paint 7. Install new shower liner and re-fit sides/doors I will get plumber take off fittings and re-fit once complete. I can supply GIB and Liner. Please feel free to contact to view

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Replacing shower

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I am interested in finding out weather a plumber would come and replace a shower and hand basin but want two quotes one for just installing these items if I buy the shower and behind basin or weather a plumber has access to a warehouse/manufacturer and can do a deal to obtain it all from the plumber. Email is best way to communicate with me as I often can't answer my phone. Look forward in hearing from someone soon. Kind regards Karleen

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Tiled shower Ohauiti

Posted 2 months ago

I need the old peach bath and liner removed, New gib, and tiled shower to replace it. I already have a new mixer and slider. Can also source the door if needed. If this is too expensive, I could be open to putting in a acrylic shower. No real time frame. But once started would need to be done in couple days. As have only the one bathroom.!

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New kitchen

Posted 1 week ago

Renovating my house, so need a new kitchen installed. I have added the photos of our current kitchen, just to give an idea of what kind of space we have for a kitchen.

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 2 months ago

We have an older bathroom with a concrete base shower and plumbing in the shower wall. Plumbing would need to be fitted into other corner and corner shower installed. one wall removed. New Basin. Perhaps some plastering and painting.

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Replace shower lining. Sand and paint

Posted 2 months ago

Replace shower lining and sand and paint room

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Bathroom renovation. Replacement of bathroom seratone, ceiling gib.

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Kitchen Renovation

Posted 1 week ago

House Renovation 1. Taking Two Low beam walls, To make more space in kitchen. Council Consent approved. 2. Carpet 3. Putting New Kitchen 4. Paint

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Small renovation

Posted 2 months ago

Wishing to widen door access to existing cupboard ie including reframe, new shelving, small amount of gibbing, new door, paint finish

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Small basic bathroom in cottage

Posted 2 weeks ago

I’m looking at the possibility of putting a small basic bathroom in my outside cottage … just a shower and toilet in a wet room type set up .. will need to build a small room onto deck area … open to ideas !

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Sleepout Refurbish

Posted 1 week ago

A new lease of life for the old single mans quarters on our property. The space is a small two room studio with bathroom and kitchenette. Has been a great space over the last 25 years on the property, but time to freshen it up! JOBS WILL INCLUDE: - relining walls - painting - new floor coverings - re working the kitchenette We love doing projects like this ourselves, but time doesn't allow at the moment. Timeline ASAP - but realistic about trade commitments. Will suit someone w...

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Gib stopper required

Posted 1 month ago

Have removed double internal walls in lounge to give more floor space. So we batted up the walls before regibbing. It's ready for when a gibstopper is ready to start within a reasonable timeframe.

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Shower and wet wall install.

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking for quotes to install new wetwall and a new shower. We will purchase supplies and remove existing wall. We want to keep the current vanity and cupboard.

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Kitchen Reno

Posted 1 month ago

We need a builder to create a new door way take a walk out and rejib some walls ready for a new kitchen to be installed

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Kitchen 79 Christopher Street

Posted 2 months ago

2.4 m x 2.8m U - shape kitchen Cabinets and bench top, plus hanging cupboards. All 3 walls will be re - lined before installation

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Shower replacement

Posted 2 weeks ago

Possibly a full shower replacement required as the shower basin has cracked and water damage started on wall. This will require removing shower and gib then replacement, waterproofing etc. Will be an insurance claim.

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Shower Liner Replacement #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

My shower has a leak, scope below: 1. Remove existing shower side panels and doors for re-use 2. Remove liner 3. Cut GIB and remove GIB 4. Leave for a day while I dry out framing (non structural) 5. Fix new GIB 6. I can fix joins and touch up paint 7. Install new shower liner and re-fit sides/doors I will get plumber take off fittings and re-fit once complete. I can supply GIB and Liner. Please feel free to contact to view

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Add shower over bath Papamoa

Posted 6 days ago

Add a shower over existing bath, needs to line the wall with waterproof lining. Add a new toilet. Change the vanity to a new one.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 215,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bathroom vanity installation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

4th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

plumber/builder/plasterer

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower relocation and replacement

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

10th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bill and Foo’s ensuite.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

install new shower unit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bath room n

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

6th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th August 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Double garage and study renovation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Jim’s kitchen #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Bathroom ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Whare Kaukau

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Matthews bathroom reno

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

2nd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ensuite

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Renovation Specialists in Tauranga

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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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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G Builds

Joined March 2021

I have been a builder for almost ten years and have done residential and commercial build and have always been interested in building and interacting with clients and see smile on their faces and to know they are happy with the project.

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JDC Contracting Bop Limited

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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JDM Projects

Joined January 2021

We do quality installations of Heat pump systems, Ventelation systems and ducted systems. We take pride in maintaining your property and can assist with kitchen and bathroom renovations , gutter and roof cleaning, timber decks and painting With 21 years experience we will make sure to exceed your expectations.

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Hutchison Construction

Joined March 2019

Hello, I am an experienced LBP builder with excellent workmanship and project management skills. I have built new homes, alterations, extensions, leaky buildings and even skyline garages and sheds. I have all the latest gear to ensure efficiency, including moisture meters, thermal image camera, concrete and wall scanners, drop saws, nails guns etc that you would expect. I can also product conc...

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Ardern Building and Carpentry Limited

Joined January 2015

Hello I'm Matt, I've been working in the building trade for 18 years completing a wide range of projects. Renovation projects large and small have made up the majority of my career. Working as a two man team for the most part, we are able to team up with other like minded tradies and carpenters to tackle the bigger jobs.

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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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 and construction.

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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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TK Homes NZ Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm Tom and I've been in the residential building industry for about 7 years and started my own building company, TK Homes, at the end of 2018. We are a small team of 3 on the tools, and take on all types of work from full new builds to small jobs in sunny Tauranga and surrounding areas. I believe that remaining a small building company will ensure we can maintain a good reputation for...

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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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Awesum Maintenance Services

Joined October 2019

We have many years experience of Property Maintenance and Renovations both domestic and Commercial. Each job is treated as though its our own. We are fully insured and all work is guaranteed. We work hard to satisfy our customers needs and understand timelines.

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Premiere Showers

Joined April 2018

Premiere Showers based in Mount Maunganui are just the Team to put your bathroom right, making it a room that you love again. Whether it’s a replacement shower, a total bathroom makeover or somewhere in between, our Team can help you. We offer a complete bathroom renovation service with our specialists available to help you bring your ideas to reality. We can help you with - Guidance through...

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Tauranga Property Maintenance limited

Joined March 2020

Tauranga Property Maintenance *Building, Landscaping & Vegetation *Qualified Carpenter *Helpful, Friendly & Honest *Small Jobs *Rental Property *We do all types of general building work Website. ...

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J Hamblin Carpentry Ltd

Joined April 2019

We are a small residential building company taking on jobs big or small but specialists in renovations and additions. We are fully licensed and insured and we are also members of registered master builders offering a Ten year guarantee on all of our work. We have an eye for detail and love to create something special for our clients. We can help right frrrom the get go with the design process whil...

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Grenlo

Joined January 2021

Thanks for checking out Grenlo, My name is Luke, and I have been in the building and construction industry for 11 years working in residential & commercial construction. I have been working for myself for the last 2 years helping people in the community from small projects such as door handles and small fixes to large retaining projects, renovations, and internal fit-outs. Work will be co...

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Rinaldi Work's

Joined July 2021

What you will need we get the job done, ensuring the work is carried out and properly, and on time. I have been working in the Marine industry for the past 10 years + repairing boats, painting, etc... I also have been doing house renovation, roofing, house paint, fences, So we describe myself as a handy man with lots of skills in all trades. "Where there is a wheel There is a way"

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CHNZ Construction Limited

Joined June 2020

We've been building new houses and renovating for the last 5 years, While we specialist in major renovations an new builds, we also do smaller jobs from time to time, we are professional an work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Moss onsite

Joined January 2020

Looking for a handyman to help with your small projects or extra hands to for your company? My name is Claudemir Moss, I have over 10 years of experience with joinery. My specialties are joinery, interior, exterior, and roofing painting, airless paint sprayer, fixing dents & holes in walls, building shelves on walls, install wooden doors and frames. In addition, I can help with rubbish rem...

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True Tiling Services

Joined September 2020

Professional Tiler with seven years experience in interior and exterior tiling. Working at various sites has provided me with exceptional knowledge of preparing surfaces for wall and floor tiling, waterptoofing, laying tiles and installing sanitary equipment. Focused and hardworking. Able to troubleshoot complex problems and get the job done. Also worked as a carpenter for 3 years and as a tool g...

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