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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Shower, toilet, laundry Renovation

Posted 9 months ago

Bathroom and laundry renovation Please note all this cost to include plumbing and electrical. The Estimate rates to include: 1. Establishment and de establishment 2. Accommodation (we can negotiate the rates for accommodation when quote is approved. 3. Delivery of material to site Bathroom Remove all existing fixtures -shower -shower base -toilet -all plumbing fixtures Remove partition wall between toilet and shower Remove all gib wall Remove all flooring covering lino and cork t...

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Onetangi renovation

Posted 5 months ago

Can share plans / photos at meeting - job involves interior + exterior renovation, including building interior staircase and raising level of roof / stud. Immediate start possible

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Wadham’s bathroom

Posted 2 years ago

We need the old shower and the old hot water cupboard backed against the shower that used to house the hot water cylinder removed, basically the whole bathroom gutted and walls to have new gib plus gibstopping. A cupboard built to house the washing machine and tumble dryer. We also need a new front door and frame around front door to be replaced due to some rot. I am looking for a quote as this work will commence last week of June 2019. I have tiler, electrician, and plumber lined up.

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Waiheke shower repostioning

Posted 4 years ago

We have a bathroom in our beach house that is more or less square in shape. (Approximately 3m x 3m) However the shower cubicle is outside of the square and protrudes into an adjoining kitchen area. We wish to move the shower to be inside the square of the bathroom. We believe there is easily enough room for at least a ... corner shower. This would create more useable space in the kitchenette. We would reposition our fridge into this new space.

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Posted 1 year ago

1. Need to install flashings to 4 upstairs windows on an old villa and paint existing window frames. 2. Replace some rotting outside boards on the downstairs exterior wall. 3. Replace 2 French doors and bottom step 4 Hammer nails on part of the roof and replace as required.

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Complete house renovation with subdivision or unit title subdivision

Posted 8 months ago

809 square meter level site on Blackpool beach with gorgeous sea view. 5 mins from ferry 15 min walk to Oneroa. Bus stop 2 mins walk. House requires full makeover. House approx 170 sq metre floor area 3 bed, 2 lounges laundry room lg dining kitchen. lg rumpus room with spa and pool table, carport and workshop with power and water connected. Barbeque area and smoke house. Property has water bore. Deceased estate so some sort of subivision required.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 years ago

Lift existing Floor tiles and check flooring underneath. Repairs if needed to Floor and re-tile, and re-seal. Paint and finishing touches Bathroom is approx. 6-8 sqm in a simple square(ish) shape.

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Renovation on villa

Posted 11 months ago

Small renovation to villa Need someone who can work independently, has good tool kit/ vehicle

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Removing old shower and putting in a new one

Posted 7 months ago

We need an old shower removed and a new one put in.

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Remove two walls

Posted 2 months ago

We're looking to remove two walls, a cupboard, a door, and a window from the kitchen to open up the space and prepare for new kitchen cabinetry. We're waiting on final plans from the engineer but are keen to get a sense of availability once these are through.

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Bathroom Renovation and Repairs.

Posted 2 years ago

Ideally available to do work late October. Remove leaky shower and repair and make good floor substrate (strand board). Replace current drop in bath with new drop in bath and install shower over bath (new water connection). Waterproof and tile walls and base to shower/bath only (new shower mixer/head and bath spout). Install new vanity, mixer and spouting. Install new heated towel rail.

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Urgent: Bathroom floor repair

Posted 3 weeks ago

Urgent work: Water is getting between the shower and the wall/flooring and is seeping into the floor and leaking into the under house area. We plan to rip out this shower and renovate the bathroom anyway, but need to stop the leak/a temporary solution to prevent any further damage.

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Posted 1 year ago

Plastic shower base has broken accidentally and we need a quote to replace which we can then send to the insurance company. May involve total replacement of shower cubicle. Potential for work in replacement of an existing kitchen also.

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Batch Renno

Posted 4 years ago

Old batch on waiheke. Shower and deck have rotted out. Need to remove and replace. I plan to do the demo, but would like a quote to rebuild the deck and replace the shower & sink. Deck is approx 20-30m2 and 2m from ground level over concrete block base.

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Posted 3 years ago

Ineed to tile the bath that is made of concrete with white mosaic

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Shower installation

Posted 3 years ago

Installation of a Newline shower - acrylic shower (2-acrylic panels, 2 glass panels, acrylic base).

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Small bathroom alteration

Posted 10 months ago

Small bathroom alteration to a tenanted house. Removal of bath with shower and curtain rail. Removal of existing vanity. New strap and linings over existing Lockwood walls. New glass shower enclosure over acrylic tray and shower mixer and head and rail. New vanity and heated towel rail. New vinyl to 150mm curved upstand. Walls to be painted. Extract fan to wall.

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Stairs and bedroom

Posted 10 months ago

Doings some work to prepare for baby arriving. Installing stairs built offsite Weather tighting two windows including secondary glazing. Adjusting stairwell. Building inbuilt wardrobe and desk. Re gib of one room and prepare two rooms for carpet. Moving bathroom door and installing smaller door. Remediating bathroom (fix up gap in linoleum etc). Plus, a seconded job if consent comes through befor baby, we will also be extending the house and full build of new bathroom. (Not incl...

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Bathroom reno

Posted 3 years ago

Renovate existing bathroom (approx 4sq.m). Remove/demolish existing bath, using part of its space to create walk in shower (currently shower head over bath). Toilet (new) installation. Sink maybe new or may use existing. Some tiling as required. Remove outside door (making good the space it will create with cladding/gib and or tiling etc) and reposition said door inside. Install extractor fan. Remove existing toilet/sink (not for re-use) from separate small room which will become a cupboard.

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Two new bathrooms Waiheke

Posted 4 years ago

Design assistance, new toilet, shower, vanity and fittings. Tiling. Installation. 2 bathrooms require completing

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Find Renovation Specialists in Waiheke Island

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.


AWM Limited

Joined January 2018

AWM Ltd is an Asbestos and Methamphetamine removal company which is licensed with WorkSafe to remove both Class A & Class B contaminated material. Asbestos can be found in textured ceilings, cladding, fencing , lino and roofing in both residential and commercial areas. We have our own Supervisors and a Telarc Certified Safety Management System in place. Services Include: * Supply testing f...

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Axiacon Limited

Joined June 2021

New Build - Our comprehensive packages include design and build for bespoke homes or alternatively we have some existing plans and templates which we can make work for you to create a unique home designed and built just for you. Reclad - Our cladding team is passionate and professional as well as being extremely knowledgeable about how to get your cladding into tip top shape again. We can u...

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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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Eiger Build

Joined August 2009

I'm an experienced and reliable Tradesman. My expertise is interior renovations. I have 17 years extensive experience in kitchens and bathrooms. I'm a highly skilled tiler (ceramic and marble), plasterer ( City and Guilds qualification UK), and decorator. I'm responsible, very hard working, clean and tidy, and pride myself on always getting top results at the best possible price.

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Hard Road Concrete and Civil

Joined January 2013

Hi, i have 30 years experience in concrete work,driveways, paths, exposed aggregate and coloured concrete, plus kerb an channel. I also do small drainage work, metal prep, carparks as well as retaining walls,building,and paving cobbles, as well as landscaping.Big or small, we do it all, FREE QUOTE. Note: i am in the 200 plus jobs club,on builders crack!! Regards Norm Noakes M.D C,CW, NZ...

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Quality Service Tradie

Joined May 2021

Property Maintenance & Handyman Services in Auckland Quality Service Tradie has you covered when it comes to either your Commercial or Residential Property, Office or Building. We specialise in Assembly, Disassembly, Decks, Fencing, Installation, Repairs, Maintenance, Moisture Barriers, Insulation, Handyman Services, Building Projects & more.. • Assembly & Installation - We as...

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Joined March 2020

I am a qualified builder have a trade of NZ certificate of carpentry L4 from MIT Manukau, and still on study for my diploma. Been on building for long time in both Residential and Commercial Iam a Tongan very happy to work with you Thanks

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AB Surveyors

Joined May 2010

i am a licensed cadastral surveyor and have been in the surveying business for over 35yrs the last 12yrs working for myself. i specialize in subdivisions around existing housing (infill subdivisions). other surveying work includes boundary redefinitions, height to boundary and set out certifications, topographic surveys, cross-lease conversions, as-built surveys, rural subdivisions.

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Multi prospect contracting & Elight Electrical

Joined June 2021

Elight Electrical & Multi Prospect contracting was established to service the need for top quality maintenance and renovation work across Auckland and the greater North Island. We cover everything thanks to the amazing team of very talented trades people that we have. You name it, we do it. Plumbing, gas fitting, electrical, building, concrete laying, painting, tiling, carpet laying, landscaping,...

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Kevin Tiling

Joined June 2019

GREETINGS!!! Kevin Tiling is recognised by many clients for many years experience in tiling hundreds of jobs across New Zealand! ❤️ We are experienced and know how to set your jobs at excellence and of high quality. ❤️ Efficient tiling with very reasonable price. ❤️ We value your properties and looking forward to an opportunity to elevate your properties. THANK YOU Kevin Tiling *******...

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Joined October 2019

We are a small Renovations company, not just renovating homes but design and renovating gardens too. We specialize in masonry services including brick and block work, rendering and plastering, concrete and paving with no job too small. We believe that hard work, professionalism, being on time and to budget is top priority for our company along with a high standard, quality workmanship. We provid...

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Joined October 2021

My name is Vicky Mali and i am resident of West Auckland I Operate as an Independent Operator/Franchisee for ONCORE group which is part of Refresh Renovation group here in Auckland. Me and My team will ensure you receive WORLD CLASS customer service and Value for your money. We are ONE STOP SHOP for all your household, residential and commercial needs. One call does it all..... Below are some...

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Joined November 2016

We are a building contractor that specialise in - Commercial Interior Fit Out Residential Renovations Timber & laminate Flooring Kitchen & Bathroom Reno’s Exterior Decking & Fencing We are by no means your cheapest contractor out there but when you click to go with NJB, you can be guaranteed quality workmanship along with constant communication throughout your job leaving you with a c...

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Those Guys Pro Services

Joined September 2020

We are very professional, meet deadlines for project completion and definitely work hard. We take pride in our competitive pricing and quotes, and always stick to the budget. We offer competitive pricing and deliver a high standard of work on every job. Your more than welcome to view our facebook and instagram pages for more work and projects completed. Services include: Tiling Splashba...

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J&S Contracts

Joined October 2020

Hello We are small friendly team with a reputation of being fast efficient and safe. We are a hard working team with a lets get it done attitude and are up for any challenge. We have 9 years experience in civil, drainage and landscape and learn more everyday.

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Architech Designs & Modelling Services Ltd

Joined March 2012

We do Design, Drafting works, 3D Modelling, Site Supervision, Construction Administration and Council Liaison, Building and Resource consent Drawings and lodgement to council. I am in the business for 20 years now. I am happy to work around the clients design requirements but also provide my design input where necessary to comply.

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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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West projects

Joined February 2021

Hey, im a builder with 8 years of experience, capable of new builds/renovation. Iv also spent time working on commercial properties maintaining them over the years, taking alot of pride in my work providing high standard of workmanship. Iv just recently signed up with buildscrack and looking to grow my customer base

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Dragon Maintenance Ltd

Joined September 2013

Hi, my name is Jason and part of a family run business from Wales in the UK. I have 20+ years experience in the Building & Construction Industry, from project management and on the tools. Qualified as an Electrician, Joiner/Carpentry, brick/block laying and experience in other trade backgrounds. Now living in New Zealand we are continuing to provide a high quality service in Building, Renovatio...

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Studio Sio Ltd

Joined April 2021

Hello, my name is Shanta Trusewich and I run Studio Sio. I am an interior and architectural designer, with over ten years experience in both NZ and NYC. I design and project manage residential; retail; hospitality; and office projects, collaborating on client briefs and manifesting them into spaces that are functional, well crafted, and beautiful. I can provide 3D renderings, plans to build...

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