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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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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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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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Deluxe Bathroom Renovation Costs - What You'll Get for $30,000+

Posted 01/10/14

Bathroom renovation series - The deluxe bathroom renovation. One in a series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets. The deluxe bathroom renovation $30,000 to $100,000+ The deluxe bathroom renovation may also be known as a full gut job. There

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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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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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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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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 tiler.

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 tiler.

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Resurface bath

Posted 8 months ago

Need a price on getting our bath resurfaced .. would rather bath to remain in place then to be taken out and brought back. Have sick partner with brain tumors so need a definate date if i accept your quote - no muck arounds because of these vircumstanced

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Ceiling renovations

Posted 5 months ago

25sqm area of ceiling to be removed and 6 metre beams to be installed

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Shower installation

Posted 5 days ago

Hi, we need a new shower installed. The new tray and waste have been fitted. All hardware is onsite. A quick timeframe would be appreciated. Thanks, Jane

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Old house with new hope

Posted 8 months ago

Hi there, i need renovations on my property in Huntly. 2 x Bathroom changes - taking out bath, shower, vanity and toilet & replace Small "home made extension" removed. Take out old fire place and replace with new one Electrics need updating New gutters need attaching

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House reno

Posted 6 months ago

looking at adding extension to house in TK. En suit, garage, wardrobes etc

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Wrecktify

Posted 2 weeks ago

Plastering, pressure in hot water 🚿 in shower has none. Water tank supply cold water has pressure in the whole house but hot water has none. Can’t afford total make over but these 2 are urgent if not too dare please. New shower and tapware has been installed by self all is great but the hot water

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Small bathroom overhaul - Raglan

Posted 6 months ago

We have a small bathroom that requires a (cheap as possible) overhaul. Work will likely need to include new shower unit, vinyl flooring, replacement of basin cabinet, basin and taps, installation of extractor fan; and possibly new wall panelling, extending the bathroom by reclaiming a cupboard space from the adjoining room to increase the space in the bathroom.

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A little bathroom reno

Posted 3 months ago

We have a 3x3m sized bathroom that needs to be changed. We would like to make it into a wet-room of sorts to utilize the space we have. We are thinking of leaving the plumbing as it is,with minimal changes such as putting in a corner vanity, and upgrading the toilet. I would love to have an estimate for this job and want to know how lon gthis could take, your availability and any other ideas you may have to make our space feel bigger. Thanks.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 week ago

Bathrooms rotted out from dripping water. Flooring and walls need replacing and possibly the shower

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New Small Bathroom Fitout

Posted 5 months ago

Create a small main bathrroom. Shower (... ) Toilet Vanity (600 wide) Room space is 1200mm by 2400mm with door swing coming in. On second story, but water and drainage easily accessed as above laundry/toilet. Estimate please. Discussion.

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Shower installer #2

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi there. After a competent shower installer to install 2 showers in 2 separate areas in the house. Both bathrooms are fully tiled floor and walls. We have glass on site As picture shows..the glass will be sitting on top off the tiled area Start asap. Cheers mike

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Shower installer

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a shower installer to install our new glass showers X 2 areas. Thanks mike

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Medihah

Posted 7 months ago

Removing the existing shower box, bath, vanity unit & toilet & replace them all with new units

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New WC

Posted 2 months ago

Remove old WC Move water valve from TR to LL Tile back wall and floor. (~3 sq M) Fit new WC. New tiles (... ) and new WC suppliec. Same day completion required.

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Bathroom

Posted 7 months ago

I need my parents bathroom waterproofed and made open design like a hospital shower and toilet. They are elderly and need handrails, I also want a bido fitted that I have purchased, and a small handbasin that I have purchased. I would like to add exhaust fan and heat lamp. It needs to have wheel chair access.

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Qualified Kitchen joiner

Posted 5 months ago

I require a qualified kitchen joiner/installer for contract work in the Waikato. Mostly kitchen facelifts with a little remodelling and some new kitchens.

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Reno and extention

Posted 8 months ago

Make open plan a livingroom/dining room/kitchen remove chimney. 9 -12m2 extention to square off the property. Insulate and replaster 3 bedroom plus new open plan area. Change windows to ranch slider. Build 30m2 deck New kitchen and bathroom Rewire Install heatpump and wood burner. Paint throughout.

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Small kitchen renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Please see attached before and after plans. This job involves the following: 1. Removing an existing kitchen unit and making good all surfaces except the floor 2. Relocating the unit into the alcove to the left of the kitchen 3. Supply and install a wooden benchtop to fit the alcove (2700w 750D) 4. Supply and install open shelving in the alcove above and below the bench in a material suitable for painting No plumbing or electrical required Must be completed by May 5th

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Quick, small bathroom renovation - most of the stuff already acquired

Posted 6 months ago

This is for a bathroom renovation. We have the tiles, toilet and vanity but need to remove the old shower and replace with new glass door and tiled back, sides and floor. Plumbing is through the wall as room sits on concrete slab. Bathroom is very small at around 2m x 1m. We are needing to complete this job by December due to family arriving and needing a servicable bathroom. We believe the current shower is leaking. Many thanks for your interest.

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Glass shower screen installation

Posted 1 month ago

I need a glass shower screen installed onto our shub. It is a heavy 2 part door (one side is hinged) so will need to be onto a stud (so I'm told)

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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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Swiss Plumbing Ltd

Joined March 2019

Swiss Plumbing is a father and son owned and operated company which is proudly New Zealander. We're happy to help you anytime day or night - from your general household plumbing maintenance and repairs to kitchen, bathroom and laundry renovations, roof repairs or replacements. Swiss Plumbing has a 24 hour on call system for any plumbing emergency. We do free quotes on any renovations or replace...

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R&MBuilders

Joined November 2017

Hi R&M Builders have been building new houses for 15 years we are Certified Builders, we also have a painting company SMC and we are part of the Master Painters . We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on time and budget . It is important to have tradesman to do your jobs as they have years of experience. LBP NUMBER BP122299 Site 2 Master Painter

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Another hand ltd

Joined February 2018

Hi I am a true handyman that has a massive range of skills, 1 of my team is a qualified builder so we have a lot of bases covered. We do fencing, decks,retaining walls,pergola,bathrooms,painting and much much more

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New Horizon Construction Limited

Joined January 2019

Hi, I have been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 8 years. I specialise in renovations/additions and new builds. Also do smaller jobs from time to time. Professional and very hard working.

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Maintain to profit

Joined March 2017

We are a renovation and maintenance company, who project manage the work using our teams of sub contractors. We negotiate great rates with our contractors, meaning no extra cost to you for one point of contact and project management

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Leading Edge Electrical

Joined August 2010

We have been operating in the Waikato region for about 10 years and in that time we have developed a soild,loyal client base. We have achieved this by offering a prompt,reliable,professional service at a competitive price. So if you are looking for a Electrician you can rely on, who communicates well & has a great team give us a call!

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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates specialise in roof leak repair, Skylite change out. Chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning & repair. Moss treatments of roofs, concrete & paths. Detergent house washing & fly & spider treatment. Landscaping, tree trimming and all those jobs you don't want to do. Any questions please contact us through builders crack. Kind regards Steve.

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about concrete

Joined July 2011

LICENCED BUILDING PRACTITIONER Residential and/or non-residential concrete floors walls footings piles etc...FOUNDATIONS "Garea Pools Established in pool construction since 1980" Full project management or labour only options available. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

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Dijon tiling ltd

Joined May 2011

We specialise in waterproofing/tiling bathrooms, showers, decks and reintaining walls. We are a team of 6 Tiler's in tauranga and 3 in hamilton. We do all tiling jobs from vanities to full houses. From 3 sq/m - 500sq/m. We are well known in the tauranga area but willing travel anywhere in the bay of plenty area and Waikato area.

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One Little Job Ltd

Joined May 2012

I am a licensed builder with 40 years experience. I have been self employed for most of those years. I have worked on many of the biggest projects in Auckland including Princes Wharf. I can supply references if required...

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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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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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MD INTERIORS

Joined January 2018

Hi we specialise in making kitchen, renovating kitchens , bookshelves,built in cupboards,wardrobes,vanities and tiling as well. we make new ones according to clients satisfaction or we also do renovation on all cupboards from old to new call us to find out more and our quotes are free we are your all interior needs to be perfect.

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Royal Glass Ltd

Joined July 2018

Our qualified glass tradies can do any big or small works in great Auckland area and neighbor cities. Onsite measurement, install, repair 24 hours and 7 days. Free site assessments, Prompt and reliable service, top quality workmanship, affordable cost, we endeavor to have each customer to get the great value for money. The business is home based operated, no high overheads. • All of our produc...

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BUC Ltd

Joined April 2017

We are a small family owned and operated business. We specialise in the smaller, more intricate demolition and refit work needed for elite refits. Our scope of work ranges from clearing small office spaces for refitting, renovations, through to total building demolition. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, efficiency and competitive rates. We are also able to work in with the challenges...

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MTM Builders Limited

Joined August 2010

Matt Tobin (Director/Builder) has worked within the construction industry for over 15 years. Matt has a wide range of experience from residential building and commercial construction through to general maintenance, and house renovations. Currently Matt and his team are working in the high end residential building market, and specialise in residential town house construction. Our clients require...

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Soul carpentry

Joined May 2016

About Soul Carpentry After six years of crafting his trade and gaining Building qualifications and experience Rob has created SOUL CARPENTRY. His passion for building is evident in the pride he takes in every aspect of your build. He strives to communicate well, be punctual with Quotes and meet deadlines. He is hard working and pays attention to detail for the best possible result. He is rel...

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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Andy Smith

Joined April 2018

With Both Commercial and residential experience I have been in the building trade for over 15 years. I generally work on my own but have staff available for larger jobs as required.

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JSA Construction

Joined January 2019

JSA Construction is an owner operated small business, which provides quality service at competitive rates across both residential and commercial sectors. We operate mainly throughout the Waikato & Bay of Plenty regions, but can also cater to clients who are located further afield.

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