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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering renovating related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Here’s a guide on the types of cladding options and materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each other.

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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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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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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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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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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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Your Ultimate Lawn Comparison Guide

Posted 30/04/21

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

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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

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

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Latest renovating case studies

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

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

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

Living the Dream: Geoff Converted This '86 School Bus Into a Home-on-Wheels

While waiting for the tours to resume from border closures, Geoff prepares for a trip of a lifetime aboard his home-on-wheels.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sleek Splashback Completes Kitchen and Laundry Reno

Read about a sleek splashback project for a kitchen and laundry with one of our tradies. Also get advice for your next tiling work.

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Small bathroom alteration

Posted 4 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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Florencia

Posted 2 years ago

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

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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 house

Posted 4 years ago

New basement and reconfiguration of existing house. Have plans and consent. We canmove out for builders to stay if required and builders need accommodation

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Bathroom Renovation and Repairs.

Posted 1 year 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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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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Bathroom reno

Posted 2 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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Complete house renovation with subdivision or unit title subdivision

Posted 2 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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Waiheke shower repostioning

Posted 3 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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Rocky Bay Reno

Posted 4 years ago

We are looking for a builder to complete our downstairs renovations in Rocky Bay. It is not a huge job but could be good to get this done during winter (assuming you are a little quieter!) We are ready to go when you are. I have put together a rough scope of works but it would be best if you let me know first whether you are interested and then we should meet onsite to discuss. This is a basement which has already been converted we just want to do it up a little bit more. We also are exper...

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Shower installation

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Shower, toilet, laundry Renovation

Posted 3 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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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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Kitchen renovation, wood floor and French doors

Posted 4 years ago

We'd like to modernise our kitchen/living room, take one wall down to create an open plan island, replace the vinyl and carpet with wood. Also, we'd like to put in some French doors where there is a wall now. Licensed builder for building consent. (Photos available)

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Stairs and bedroom

Posted 4 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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Shower

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 3 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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Renovations

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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Renovation on villa

Posted 5 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 1 month ago

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

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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.

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Binh Duc Limited

Joined August 2017

Hi there. We are a team of three experienced Vietnamese tilers and waterproofers who have been working together on some general bathroom renovations, tiling and waterproofing for the last 8 years. No matter how small or big your job is, we’ll always get it done on time and at a very high standard. We're Certified Mapei and Bostik Waterproofing products, it's mean we can provides PS3 Waterproofing...

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Evgeny

Joined October 2009

I have more than 10 years experience in roofing industry, specialize in all aspects of new roof, re-roof and repairs. Materials: rubber membrane, TPO membrane, torch-on membrain, dec-k-ing. Have got building skills. Can change plywood, make right slope

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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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SS Lining

Joined May 2012

SS Lining is proud to be one of Auckland's most respected Gib Fixers, Stoppers and Painters, with projects ranging from interior linings of medium commercial buildings to the interior and exterior painting of small flats to large residential houses.

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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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J&S Contracts

Joined October 2020

Hello We are new contractor starting up and are looking to gain a solid reputation for 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 7 years experience in the civil and drainage industry and learn more everyday.

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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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Modern electrical solutions ltd

Joined June 2012

Modern electrical solutions ltd trading as Mr Power ,provides 24hour/7days service Auckland wide.Our work details includes the following services : •24/7 Breakdowns,power failure,maintenance & repairs,installation & rewiring,stoves& water heaters,insurance & WINZ quotes,communications & data ,appliance repairs,security alarms,air conditioning ,refrigeration & heat pumps,swimming pools& spa,caravan...

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Jup maintenance services ltd

Joined April 2011

Hi ,we have been doing renovation from last 10 year .we can do alteration ,bathroom , kitchen renovation as well as we also do work like concrete driveways. floors,fencing,retaining walls . decking .We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on time and wishing your budget.

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EMBARC

Joined March 2020

Hi there! I'm an Architectural Designer and Licensed Building Practitioner with experience in both new build and renovation projects. Although I am new to Builderscrack, I can provide you with a variety of services from Conceptual Designs, Resource Consents through to Building Consent documentation ready for approval. I pride myself in open communication, accuracy and professionalism whic...

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Daniel T

Joined March 2021

I GOT YOU LIMITED performs a range of services & maintenance duties for homeowners and businesses. Our duties include fixing repair and fixing tasks on interiors including exteriors building, carpentry, decks, pergola, fences, gib fixing/stopping, Painting, tiling, laminating flooring, providing repair guidance, cleaning and remodelling spaces, and performing repair assessments.

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Leiana Contractors

Joined May 2017

Auckland Area Hi I am Neil we are a small team of experience builders & masons who got together to do contracting work . Our team is mostly Tongan boys so no job is too big for us . Our service includes landscaping., concrete driveways , concrete pad for spa pool & Sheds , Concrete removal , Masonry Block Walls & fencing , demolition , Timber fencing ,retaining walls, Rock Walls , Kitchen Re...

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Total space construction ltd

Joined August 2020

Hi, I,ve been in the trade for 15 years and have mainly specialised in renovations but have carried out many extension big and small happy to carry out smaller projects as well as full renovations, Bathrooms and decks. We aim to deliver a very high standard finish and to have a good relationships with our clients through out the project. I'm a big believer in being transparent with my clients.

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Golden hammer

Joined February 2017

Hi, my name is Saeid Shabani. I am a builder and carpenter and have been working as a builder and carpenter for over 24 years. I have been working in New Zealand 9 years as a builder and or carpenter. I have a site safety card, I also have my full drivers licence. I own all my own tools and equipment and have a good experience in a lot of different fields. I have been living in New Zealand for o...

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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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CS Projects Limited

Joined February 2021

Hi, we have been building new kitchens & renovating old kitchen. We have over 30years of combined team experience to give you the best. With CS Projects we bring factory direct prices to the forefront - in other words you would be saving $1000s - allowing you to get everything you want within budget without compromising on quality of our work & products.

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Masters carpentry

Joined January 2017

We have been in the building industry since 2002 .we have been building new houses and renovating old ones we also do smaller jobs we are very professional and work hard to meet the deadlines for project completion.we provide competitive quotes and complete the jobs on budget

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North Shore Plumbers 2011 Ltd

Joined September 2011

I am a registered lisenced plumber and certifying drain layer .I have fantastic reviews on Builderscrack which speaks for itself.Also a member of No Cowboys with great reviews. I have been doing domestic and commercial plumbing for over 30 years and guarantee exceptional service and rates. I promise to beat any valid quote if possible.Promise not to deviate from original quote on labour. Co...

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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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S M Renovations and Painting

Joined April 2021

Dear customers, We have done so many renovations in the past and we have great experience in major renovations. -Tiling -Pergolas -Decking -Painting (interior & Exterior) -Waterproofing ( certified and we do new builds) -Flooring We are very professional and we take our projects seriously. We work hard and we meet out deadlines for project completion. Our team is very friendl...

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