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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Are you wondering what cladding to choose for your new build? Is your existing cladding looking dilapidated and ripe for renovation? Recladding your home will breathe new life into its appearance. In this article, we give you the information to choose the right cladding for your home. Ext

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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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Home Renovation and Repair – It’s All in The Prep

Posted 29/06/18

Renovating or doing work on your home can be a big investment – yet most of us put more effort into choosing a pair of shoes or a new camera. Repairs might not be as exciting as new clothes and gadgets but if you want a good result, value for money, and minimum hassle, the more you think abou

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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

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 ti

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 ti

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

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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.

Shower replacement

Posted 2 months ago

Need a new shower. Remove old and put in new. Same shape and everything

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Bath Plumbing

Posted 6 months ago

Hi, we are renovating the bathroom and need a plumber to move the existing bath taps plumbing up about 200mm up the wall from existing position to suit the new higher (615mm) bath. Install the new Methven Futura bath mixer taps, install the bath and connect the waste (new bath has a hose, old was screw connection). We have the taps, bath and wall lining removed to access pipes. All ready for this work, before tiling begins.

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Oldfield Trust Bathroom Renovation

Posted 6 months ago

Full renovation of an existing bathroom (removing existing fixtures, floor etc) and replacing according to sketches Moving a basin in a guest toilet The attached images have the floor plans, sketches, scope of work and quantities Time frame: Start work around 18th September 2019 to be completed by 17th October 2019

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Ensuite reno

Posted 6 months ago

remove shower and vanity and replace with new items which will be supplied on site.

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B and T reno

Posted 4 months ago

New Bathroom and Toilet. Bathroom - Remove all linings and fittings includes bath, shower and vanity. Change plumbing, fit new linings ,install new bath ,shower ,vanity and tower. Toilet - Remove all linings and old toilet pan and cistern. Change plumbing, fit new linings and install new toilet.

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Howard Bathroom #2

Posted 1 month ago

As you can see our Bathroom is a little tired. We would like a new shower, bath and sink/cabinet. Maybe additional plumbing work in the house.

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Bathroom Renovations

Posted 3 weeks ago

Wanting to renovate the bathroom. Thinking of keeping the layout the same, but happy to hear of any suggestions. New shower, bath, basin, rails, taps etc, possibly walls painted. Flooring is new, so that can stay. Any timeframes suits us.

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Replace toilet cistern

Posted 6 months ago

Replace very old toilet cistern in house we have bought

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Shower Install

Posted 6 months ago

Hi, I require someone to install a new shower. it is a 900 x 900 mm size. Requires current shower to be removed but not disposed of. ......

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Bathroom

Posted 7 months ago

Looking for plumber to install hot water pump and pipes to new upstairs bathroom, labour only, all materials supplied

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Bathroom/toilet/levelling

Posted 4 months ago

Older property, toilet needs lifting and bathroom floor relevelling (maybe membrane and self-leveller). Not keen to repile. Also, pipes need to be put into the wall for the vanity to fit flush, so some rejibbing required.

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Reno #4

Posted 5 months ago

Complete lounge dinning reno

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Reno

Posted 7 months ago

Kitchen bathroom ceiling re gibbing new windows

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Removal of existing wall, first fix plumbing, first fix electrical and lining. New wall is in place. Timber flooring replaced. Vanity and shower to be installed

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Updating an 80s kitchen

Posted 4 months ago

We need a number of tradies to help bring our kichen dream to life. We currently have an ugly 80s kitchen which needs to be removed, we have our kitchen being made but need gas installed, new power points installed, rangehood installed, tiling on walls, newflooring etc.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 6 months ago

We are looking for someone to come and give a written quote on a bathroom renovation out in Eyrewell forest. We would like to see a portfolio of work and ideally be able to see some reviews on the work previously done. We would like to have the work completed by the end of the year ideally. We have an idea on the hardware that we want to get and we can go through this at the time of the quote. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Bathroom renox 3

Posted 4 months ago

We have three bathrooms from the 80s that need a face lift. We need full replacement showers toilets taps, tiling, powerpoint instal

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Home repairs/renovations

Posted 2 months ago

Jack of all trades handy man needed. This job would be ideal for a semi-retired person. Jobs include plastering, painting, gardening (lawns are very high), laying of carpet/vinyl etc. throughout the entire house. Thoroughly cleaned on completion as house will be going on the market. $1000 in the hand per week. Would need a finished quote before work starts. All materials and other certified trades required will be additional.

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Howard Bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

Replace bathroom cabinet and shower.

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Kitchen reno

Posted 8 months ago

Hey, I am looking for someone to put together all the pieces for my kitchen renovation project, I have bought benchtop, cupboards, sink, and Rangehood.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 159,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Bathroom saving -

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower Replacement

Work carried out by a subcontractor

18th June 2018

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

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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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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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Mitre Ben Construction Limited

Joined March 2016

I am a qualified carpenter and specialise in both building & handyman jobs. Decks and fences are something I do often and I am happy to discuss what you are needing done at a time that suits you. I work with a Licensed Builder Practitioner for any restricted building work.

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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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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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Superior property maintenance

Joined October 2019

Hey, I've been in the building industry for 10years and now bring that knowledge to Superior Property Maintenance. Meeting all your property needs. Everything from odd jobs to renovations with a superior finish. Click for a no obligation free competitive free quote.

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Tradepower Building Group

Joined January 2018

Tradepower Building Group was re-established in June 2017 due to demand of previous clients wanting custom specific building sheds and structures of various types to be built. Tradepower Building Group has expanded from private buildings into commercial builds; into the supply and partnering of other specific trades that are complementary of Carpentry; and Tradepower Building Group’s growth into...

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Hamish Warren Carpentry and Joinery

Joined September 2019

Over 40 years timeserved with in the building industry, offering made to measure projects, refurbishment and general maintenance, competitive quotes with a happy meet and greet to bring your ideas from plan to finish.

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Brothers Landscapes

Joined August 2013

We have been a family business for the last 17 years and offer the complete landscaping and construction package from tree felling, ready lawn, irrigation, paving, retaining walls, fencing, decks, concreting, planting, renovations, new builds and much more. FREE quote to transform your section. Experienced, professional and on time. Phone Brothers Landscapes and Construction in Christchurch for a...

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Blackboard Building Ltd

Joined June 2018

Blackboard Building provides residential building and carpentry services to Christchurch. Whether it is a new build, planned renovation, bathroom do-over or simple home maintenance job. We have over 12 years experience, are covered by liability insurance and, of course, we are qualified ... being Licensed Building Practitioner registered in both Carpentry and Site One along with holding the Nati...

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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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Able2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management. Im your one stop shop to take care of your project.

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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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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit gintas.co.nz

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Ash A B Razek Building Services

Joined July 2018

I've been in the Building/Painting industry for 7 years, I specialize in fencing and decking and I'm working hard to progress my business, I have experience with EQC repairs, Private Renovations, Light commercial and newly built homes. Very motivated and passionate about my work and have a strong team of tradesman behind me. Honest prices, punctual and work to giving customers the best value for...

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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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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch a We offer Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work

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Limitless Property Services

Joined December 2019

Hi there **Covid 19 update** Although I have not been around anyone that has been over seas, nor have I been over seas, I am more than happy to work in with you for your own Health & Safety. I can set up times to start after you leave, and be gone before you return. Or use the 2 meter distance rule. Please voice your concerns if you require this. My name is Dan and I am a local from Ch...

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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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Abacus Building Maintenance

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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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance was born out of frustration whilst trying to solve the same problems on construction sites time and time again. After working with a crazy amount of construction companies I`m ready to change the dinosaur ways of the industry. I want to feel proud of the industry I love whilst constantly shaking things up at the same time. I want to bring modern technologie...

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