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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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 [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Harwood

Posted 3 weeks ago

Add bedroom unsuite bathroom plus walk in wordrobe

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New bedroom

Posted 3 months ago

Wanting to renovate a spare Bedroom, it is 9sqm and we want to reline the walls and roof, replace the current window with a new different sized window and install new carpet.

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Replace Bearers and Joists.

Posted 1 month ago

To replace bearers and joists, one room roughly 4m x 3.5m, level floor ready for ply to be laid. Floor boards already removed. Old bearers and joists are Rimu. Contact details ... , contact anytime.

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Pimp my bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

Shower, towel heater and hand wash vanity

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Renovating a small bathroom

Posted 6 months ago

Two existing toilets to be removed and replaced, new shower fitted and new hand basin fitted using existing connections . A hand basin in bed room to be removed and blocked off Plumber must be flexible enough to work in with a tiler

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Michelle Lily

Posted 3 months ago

Looking to update 1960’s home with new kitchen bathroom wardrobe repair clearlite verandah query roof replacement. Etc

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Ensuite

Posted 6 months ago

Shut off shower so I can gut. Athroom, new toilet in stalled & then new shower fittings installed & vanity put in

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The Webb Kitchen

Posted 2 months ago

Remove existing kitchen bench,cupboard,and relocate one cupboard to adjoin new ... stallation of kaboodle flat pack kitchen with wall cupboards,bench top,sink and mixer tap,dishwasher ,under bench oven,cooktops which have two electric burners and two gas burners,and extractor fan.

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New shower cubicle.

Posted 6 months ago

Hi we need to replace a craked acrylic showere base and I'm guessing we will need to replace the whole unit.The glass door and side are still in reasonable condition so may be able to be re-use.The water pressure is not great which may be down to the old Feltonmix rose.We would like to replace it with a slide shower.

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Quotes Wanted for Renos on a 100sqm 1968 Summerhill Stone Home

Posted 2 days ago

Various jobs to be done including: *Replace rotten window frames (wood vs aluminium / single vs double glaze). *Move hot water cylinder / remove storage cupboard. *Knock out fire and move wall. *Plastering. *Carpets. *Kitchen. *Bathroom. *Deck. *Change glass in sliding door, and new bifold door off lounge to deck. *New locks and latches. *General repairs from building inspectoion report.

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Shower door installs

Posted 6 months ago

2 x shower doors to be installed in renovated bathrooms. 1 sliding with full frame in en-suite, 1 swinging door over bath in main bathroom. There is not much in the way of timber to fix to behind the tiles in main bathroom, so some one with experience in trickier installs would be preferable.

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Sutties bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

We want a walk-in shower to replace the box shower with a glass side hopefully to the roof and a shelf at 1 end. A new vanity is required, uplift vinyl and put down a heated floor and replace with vinyl or tiles. Change heated towel rail to under the window and change the electrics to the other side of the mirror. We do not require a new toilet as it is quite new. Hope to get it all done before winter.

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Plumber needed for Bathroom Reno!

Posted 2 weeks ago

Installation of supplied toilet, adjust shower water pipes to suit new mixer, adjust water pipes to suit smaller vanity and cap off 2nd vanity water pipes, instal shower slider, vanity taps and bath taps and waste.

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Install new bathroom ceiling

Posted 5 months ago

the bathroom is approximately 9sqm and the stipple is falling off. Rather than repairing we wish to batton/gib/stop and paint.

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Ensuite renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

A full ensuite renovation. It is a very small area to be renovated as a wet room

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Small bathroom renovation

Posted 6 months ago

Small bathroom being renovated Tiles on the floor need removing, new tiles put down, old shower being removed, new tiles put up.Third week November

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New shower install

Posted 6 months ago

900x 900 arcylic shower installation required

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Kitchen reno, minor

Posted 1 month ago

Update current kitchen. Need new benchtop, change bench where sink is to an island bench with extended bench at front for stools. New handles to be added (ikea handles i have bought). Wall tiles or backsplash. Option of having door put through to current walk in linen to make simple walk in pantry depending on price.

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Bathroom reno

Posted 4 months ago

our en-suite is approx 2.5 x 3m, we're wanting to tile the floor and a large shower. if rates and job are satisfactory we will be looking at extending the job to kitchen, entrance, main bathroom and living area floors.

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Garage Conversion

Posted 4 weeks ago

We have a large stand alone garage that we are looking to convert into a self contained dwelling (granny flat). Looking for fully consented with council, to include window/door installation, insulation, plumbing/drain laying, electrical installation etc. Building is currently weather tight and in good condition, concrete slab base, corrugated steel roof and walls.

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Find Renovation Specialists in Waimakariri

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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Robertson Built

Joined March 2018

We are a small company looking to make a big impact in our region. We are committed to providing a great service at a the best possible price. Contact us today for more information, we are always looking for our next challenge.

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Dans Reno

Joined February 2018

Hi, i have my NZQA level 4 in carpentry i have been building for 14 years all over Africa and in Chrischurch for the last 4 years. I have done many jobs for home owners in Christchurch with good resullts. I Specialise is bathroom renos, redo bed rooms, car ports, decks, fences, vegie gardens, garage shelving etc. I will work allong side my client to achieve the end result. I am a sole trainder wor...

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Braden Nelson Builder

Joined April 2018

Hi, I have been building for the past 22 years, I have recently moved from Ashburton to Ch-Ch. Licensed building practitioner and member of Registered Master Builders. Specializing in renovations, additions and alterations, bathrooms, kitchens, decking. No job too small.

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Paul Rout Building

Joined January 2017

Qualified Carpenter and licensed building practitioner Competent in all types of Carpentry from high end architectural to EQC repairs. No job too big or small. Happy to take your calls and come out and give you a free quote and second opinion.

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SPJ Homes Limited

Joined September 2018

Hi, I have been building for 12 years and just recently started my own company. I mainly work by myself and I am looking to build up a reputation as a company that is reliable, hardworking and honest. I believe in the saying that you are only as good as your last job so I will endeavour to only do the most professional and high quality work that can be achieved.

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A & K Contracting

Joined September 2016

Hi, I joined Builders Crack whilst building, our family home after the Earthquakes. I have spent 15 years in joinery shops and can build anything made of wood.. I have a small joinery workshop and all the tools to build Decks, Fences and Gates to a high standard. Very capable handyman. Gutter Cleaning with Industrial Vacuum Machine, No Mess, Fuss No Job to small You won't be disappointed...

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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JDT Building Limited

Joined June 2016

JDT Building is a registered Masterbuilder with over 10 years experience in the industry. We specialise in new homes, renovations, extensions, decks, fences and all things building. We have a real eye for detail and pride ourselves on our professionalism and exceptional results.

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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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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Claddagh Plastering

Joined April 2018

We are a plastering company with over 15 years experience in all aspects of plastering from venetian plastering to gib fixing and stopping to solid plastering. No job is too big or too small. We pride ourselves in being reliable,honest and hard working.

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ko plumb ltd

Joined April 2012

OK Plumb ltd menu # Plumbing # Drainlaying # Waterblasting # Roof leak repairs/replace iron coloursteel. # Spouting leak repaires/replace # Log burner installs # New house plumbing/drainlaying

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CJS Services NZ Limited

Joined August 2018

Hi, my name is Chris from CJS Services. I have a number of years experience carrying out work for residential and commercial clients. I pride myself on being friendly upfront and punctual. Feel free to contact me for a free no obligation quote. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks

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JPL Construction

Joined August 2018

Hi, I run a small building company specializing in bathroom renovations, decks, fencing and general building and maintenance. I am professional, competitive on price and pride myself on having satisfied customer's.

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Tradesman

Joined October 2014

hi i am a licensed building practioner tradesman carpenter main line of work is building maintenance of all types,i do a lot of bathroom renovations supply and install working with only registered tradesman all types of work undertaken

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Uneda Plumber Ltd

Joined July 2012

Hi, Uneda Plumber is proud to be Canterbury owned and operated since 2009. Our plumbers have the highest standards, and a worldly wide range of knowledge and skills on all levels of plumbing. So whether it's a bathroom or kitchen reno, a replacement faulty Hwc, help with your wetback fire or even a complete new build. All you need to remember is, if you need a plumber UNEDA PLUMBER....

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Ross Coutts Holdings

Joined March 2018

Hi I have been in business in Christchurch for 32 years in the building /tiling industry I am a qualified carpenter and specialise in bathroom renovations.All small to medium repair work welcome, I take pride in what I do and work to a high standard, I can work to any budget to deliver what my customers require.

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R W Steele Builders Ltd

Joined September 2010

We are a 50 year old family business. Work undertaken is of a professional standard. We believe customer satisfaction is the utmost, wtih immense attention being paid to detail. A high level of communication is necessary. All types of work are undertaken, whether this be a new home, alterations or additions to existing homes, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, decks and pergolas. We have the ab...

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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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Canterbury Renovations Ltd

Joined September 2014

Hi there we are a team of skilled qualified professionals with over 30 yrs experience in the building industry specializing in renovations and alterations. We can organize all areas of your project including any sub trades that you may need (painters,plumbers,sparky etc) Insurance work, EQC repairs,decks,renovations are new builds we can make it right. Members of Certified Builders Association

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