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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.

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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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

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

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Your Ultimate Lawn Comparison Guide

Posted 30/04/21

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

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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

Budget blow-outs, schedule delays and an unforeseen scenario - this bathroom renovation's got it all! See the incredible transformation.

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.

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.

Sleek Splashback Completes Kitchen and Laundry Reno

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

Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A homeowner shares how a tradie from Builderscrack helped her update the colour of her metal garage door from bland blue to striking ebony.

Recent jobs posted

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

Bathroom renovation

Posted 7 months ago

Install new bath, toilet, shower,vanity. Gib and plaster. Tile floors and walls. Remove old flooring. Do new plumbing and some minor electrical. I will supply new fixtures and will remove all old fixtures and gib

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Shower replacement

Posted 2 months ago

Need to the have the shower unit replaced including glass.

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Shower Install

Posted 6 months ago

We need our old shower removed and replaced with the same/similar model of same size etc.

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Shower renovation

Posted 2 months ago

I have a shower that needs to be tiled the glass replaced and the plumbing updated.

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Bathroom reno

Posted 7 months ago

Small bathroom Strip everything out and re-line and prepare for plumbing and tiling. There is also a hot water cylinder cupboard/linnen cupboard that we would like to remove the hot water cylinder from and turn it into a larger cupboard. Would be good to get someone to have a look and give me a quote

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Renovation

Posted 2 months ago

4 bedroom home with single living 130meter square building . Kitchen,londary , paint in side out , plumbing work, carpet and venal planks and roof

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Change of splashback colour

Posted 3 months ago

Looking to change a splashback from red colour to a neutral grey colour. Site visit possible on Wednesday, 29 September 2021 at 12:30PM.

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Dishwasher Install - Wiring needed and minor cabinetry removal

Posted 2 weeks ago

Wanting to make room for (and installation of) Dishwasher. This will likely include minor cabinetry removal (ideal location likely being in the place of the stack of three drawers next to the sink), electrical work to allow for the installation of dishwasher, and minor plumbing work under the sink to include joint for the dishwasher. Aditionally, we would love to have an additional power point installed nearby on the kitchen wall. We have yet to purchase the dishwasher unit, as we want to en...

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90 Enverton Drive Additions & Renovations

Posted 4 months ago

Major additions (approx. 200m2) and some internal renovations on our recently purchased 1990's home in Rangiora. Basically some small internal wall changes/new front entrance & an extensive "addition" of new living room/kitchen wing & bedroom wing extension behind garage. Professional Architectural plans have been done & are being prepared for consent. Several elements we will be able to look after ourselves as follows; We have decided to leave the existing roofing untouched/original t...

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Cavity slide door

Posted 5 months ago

We have a normal door in the kitchen through to our hallway which we would like to change to a cavity slider into the wall if at all possible

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Bathroom

Posted 4 months ago

Rejib bathroom and floor renewal also install shower cubicle.

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Looking for cost estimates so we know what to save

Posted 7 months ago

We are curious about what it would cost to update our kitchen - so we know what to save for. Would need to stick to a similar format as in the photos, as it is a Lockwood. We would keep our own fridge and update the oven, rangehood and dishwasher. Contact through builders crack only with your advice please - no onsite visits required until we're ready.

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Bathroom renovation- ensuite

Posted 4 months ago

Shower, toilet and basin, flooring and paint.

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Kitchen Renovation

Posted 2 months ago

Hi we are needing our kitchen renovated which will require one wall removed and a doorway filled in as well as some of the floor repaired (fridge leaked and has created a hole in floor). Kitchen layout will largely remain the same with no plumbing needing to be moved but some electrical work will be required. Walls are likely going to need to be relined as its currently tiled and we dont want them as well as where there is currently a door. Kitchen will be a kitset from bunnings and has been des...

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Toilet

Posted 4 months ago

We need to replace our very old toilet. The job would include taking some walls down to put the plumbing behind the walls, replacing the toilet and doing the flooring. We would like to have it done in the next couple months if possible.

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Dismantle & replace tiled bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

Tiling - Dismantling and replacing a tiled shower and surrounding tiled floor, skirting and bath surround. Includes waterproofing. Building/Carpentry - Replacing wall linings with correct wet room materials. Plumbing - dismantling shower rose, taps and possibly shower drain and replacing post tiling.

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David's Bathroom

Posted 5 months ago

Remove shub bath and install walk in /invalids shower and wet room

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House renovation

Posted 7 months ago

We have drafted up four optional renovation plans for discussion on the feasibility and approximate cost of each to increase the current 3 bedroom / 2 bath( including an Master ensuite) and study home to a 4 bedroom ( with additional ensuite ) and study home . The planned options include reconfiguring the current layout within the current footprint/ an extension. reconfiguring layout plus extensions. We would like the work completed as soon as possible ; based on permit approval t...

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Shower

Posted 6 months ago

Replace cnr shower, repair rotted skirting, install extract fan, replace shower mixer

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Bath/Shower refurbishment in 50's bungalow.

Posted 3 months ago

I have discovered fairly major water damage to the timber around my bath/shower. Job required is to remove the bath, correct all rotted framing and timber uncovered, replace bath in same location and box in flush and clean with the floor boards. Wall at the tap end of the bath is an external house wall so will require bats and building paper to code. Plumber to carry out pipework required for new shower and tapware - then re-line bath area with white Hardieglaze, Laminex or similar wet wall l...

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 214,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Tiled shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovate Bathroom with new Fixtures

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bath/Shower refurbishment in 50's bungalow.

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

29th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

B and T reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

new upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen pantry hinges need replacing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen cabinets assembly and instalation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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Bloke and a Hammer

Joined December 2021

I do property maintenance from your Fence, door, or even organising a renovation . I can also do small work even like cleaning your gutter. So, if you have any property that needs maintenance or renovate give me a call.

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JPL Construction

Joined August 2018

Hi, I run a small building company specializing in bathroom renovations and decks, general building, alterations and maintenance. I am professional, competitive on price and pride myself on having satisfied customer's. I can project manage your work from start to completion handling all the council and architect requirement's and providing all the subtrades required.

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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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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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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate WBH operates with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality and ef...

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Canterbury Builders Limited

Joined June 2014

We are dedicated craftsmen with a passion for building beautiful homes. Our years of experience in the building and project management industries mean we can provide you with a full range of construction services, taking care of everything from concept to completion. We take great pride in our quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail because we want to be as happy as you are with your fini...

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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts in Joinery, building, and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminum windows, and doors, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, sliding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrades, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do yo...

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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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GNP Building limited

Joined June 2017

Hi there, my name is Chris. I'm the owner operator of GNP Building Ltd. I'm a LBP registered builder with 17 years experience, 5 of those coming from working on the Canterbury rebuild. We mainly work around home renovations and extensions, covering all the bases from foundations right up to your ridge cappings. Feel free to get in contact to discuss any of your building works. Many thank...

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Stalwart Construction Ltd

Joined August 2007

Save moving and transform your house into your dream home with renovations, alterations and extensions, on time and on budget. We can help with plans and consents. If you want to upgrade to a New home, deal direct with the builder who is in contact the whole way through your project (not a salesperson). Plans available now to view and can easily be customized to suit you. Either new or...

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LVL CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANTS LTD

Joined October 2021

With over 18 years experience from renovations to new builds, with a vast knowledge of how the process should work we can help you with your project including the design.

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SMALL JOB SPECIALIST

Joined March 2019

Hi I have been building and renovating houses for 40 years and i am just doing odd jobs and maintainence . I Give free quotes and will do the work in time frame agreed upon

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Ross Brothers Limited

Joined November 2021

Ross Brothers Limited has been in business since 2017. We are Site Safe members Site Wise accredited and carry all required insurances. Our previous experience includes house maintenance, renovations, foundations, farm building and new house builds. We have a team of 12 including, qualified builders, LBP's and painter/plasters. With over 150 years of combined building experience in our busines...

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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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Think Construction Ltd.

Joined March 2010

Company Profile: We are a building company specialising in residential projects from small alterations to new house builds. We work with the client from the design concept through to the completion of your project (or anywhere in between). We work closely with designers (yours or ours), to ensure continuity and confidence in your build, from concept to completion. Personal Profile: Direct...

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A D White Builders ltd

Joined August 2016

Registered Master Builder with over 15 years in the trade. Quality and accountability comes standard with no job too small and I'll work in with clients to ensure that work gets completed on budget and on time. I specialise in renovations / additions and maintainance. I can take care of the project management or work in with clients and their projects as needed.

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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. We are Registered Master Builders, Licensed Building Practitioners & a member of Site Safe New Zealand. Contact us today for more information, we are always looking for our next challenge.

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Top corner construction limited

Joined July 2018

We were established in the COVID 19 lockdown, while previously Ashraf the managing director was a sole trader for 2 years. Our team of qualified builders have a decade worth of experience in the building industry at minimum each. We specialize Residential building and have the skills, knowledge and work force to take on most jobs from complete renovations to the small jobs like boundary fences and...

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A White Creative Construction

Joined February 2017

Hi There. I'm a builder with background in boat building and high end architectural work, but lots of diverse experience in many areas. I pride myself on attention to detail, great finishing and thinking outside the square.

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