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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

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

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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Laundry room

Posted 1 month ago

I am needing a cupboard removed from the laundry a new laundry tub put in and a new toilet put in and the uplift of ceramic tiles in the laundry

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Bathroom/kitchen

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there posting on behalf of my parents they have a old house that needs attention, they have already brought the bathroom set up but needs to installed and also have a kitchen that needs to be installed which would need walls to be removed to make it more open plan, also need window put in and doors for the house ! Looking to find someone affordable. Thankyou

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Ceiling support beam needed

Posted 4 months ago

Non structural wall maybe structural and needs a roof beam put in asap. Job ready now.

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Laundry/bathroom

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi there looking at re desiging my laundry and bathroom! Not sure where to start it's a old house but needs to be done as we are not getting any younger. If there's somone out there that knows how to re design laundry rooms and bathrooms that would be fantastic

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Renovate my bathroom !

Posted 4 months ago

I am mindful of current restrictions that may impact on tradesmen and their current workload, but would like if possible, quotes within 1-3months, after that no current time limit to start /complete. Take out existing bath. Replace with Walk in shower, plus fittings,partially tiled, tiled Flooring, and add Vanity & fittings, electrics, down lights, add sockets .new towel heater. would like some advice whether to remove wall between seperate toilet and bathroom. Replace toilet and fittings a...

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Shower renovation/ replacement

Posted 5 months ago

Moving waste and shower head pipe, install provided shower

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Bathroom Reno

Posted 5 months ago

Wanting to re do our main bathroom in our home, it’s a small space but wanting the layout changed new shower/bath/vanity and tiling and potentially a cavity slider door

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Cody house repairs

Posted 5 months ago

complete a cupboard in the laundry and install a shelf. requires jib stopping, painting and shelf installation rough measurements 450mm x 750mm

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Kitchen wall

Posted 2 months ago

I am needing a cavity made in the wall for a side by side fridge freezer to fit into

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Small bathroom renovation

Posted 5 months ago

I have a small bathroom that needs new toilet new floor vinyl, bath removed, shower installed and new cabinet and shelving unit. Probably dividing wall removed. New paint. Only one toilet and bathroom so need speedy as possible once started.

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Renovations

Posted 4 months ago

Renovate existing bathroom, toilet, laundry and kitchen. Also new flooring throughout.

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Relocated kitchen/scullery/laundry renovation and installation

Posted 2 months ago

I have an opportunity to purchase a near-new kitchen/scullery/laundry from a friend in Christchurch (end Nov-early Dec) that we would install in our house in Cambridge. I am trying to obtain an estimate for the complete setup and install of this kitchen if I was to get it freighted to Cambridge so that I can determine whether it is cost effective for us. My measurement show it should all fit very well into our space with some movements and additions to the plumbing, a small partitioning wall wit...

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Update bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

Would like to replace built in shower, 80s house with new shower from Micro plumbing. Take out current vanity unit and bath and put in New vanity unit in place of where bath was. No more bath. May wish to also have a shower dome fitted. To do in two stages, once shower in then bath comes out.

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Frontier

Posted 1 day ago

take a wall down between bath and toilet to create ensuite and put a new wall up around another toilet, no plumbing required, but some elecrtical will need shifting

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Pantry

Posted 5 months ago

I have a small walk in pantry just want to knock one wall out and put up new one to make it bigger

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Bathroom repair

Posted 5 hours ago

The serotine has parted from the flashing (?) at base - corner and sides. I am wanting to replace and stop water going through small gaps. Unsure if new serotine is needed or if it can be cut and lowered.

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Bathroom upgrade

Posted 3 months ago

We are interested in having our smallish bathroom tiled (current floor is vinyl over hardwood) and the freestanding shower replaced with a built-in (tiled) corner shower. Also interested in replacing the vanity, but we are concerned about the length of time for a project like this in our only bathroom. Thanks!

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Bathroom reno

Posted 2 months ago

1/ knocking out a wall between bathroom and toilet 2/Bath to be removed and replaced with a new one in a different configuration but with existing pipes,where vanity is currentlyie/ no plumbing required 3/ knocking out an area of block work(on exterior) for a big window to the outside,as current windows are into garage! 4/New vanity 5/ Barn sliding door to be along new wall to be built(in hallway) where previously were 2 doors..1 for bathroom,1 for toilet 6/Remove existing windows and crea...

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House Renovation & Extension

Posted 3 months ago

Full house renovation and extension, including kitchen, bathroom, ensuite, internal wall changes, re-roof and decking. Unsure where to start or who to contact first to have initial conversations with to see if what we want to do can be done.

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Bathroom/kitchen #2

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there Looking at redoing my bathroom and kitchen

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Find Renovation Specialists in Waipa

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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Smart Services

Joined April 2007

Hi there , we're a small team of qualified carpenter's with over 25 years experience renovating and landscaping properties all over the Waikato and beyond. We specialise in interior & exterior construction (wood , stone and concrete) through to the most delicate of finishing touches. Andrew M has over 15 years experience building and renovating Villa's throughout Southern France and recentl...

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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Wagstaff family builders ltd

Joined January 2022

We are a family owned and operated building, renovations and landscaping company, we are Licensed building practitioners. We pride ourselves on having up to date and competitive pricing. We take on large and small jobs. We have a quick quote return time. We also have a long list of reliable subcontractors that work with us so you know the job will run as smooth as possible.

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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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NZ CCS ltd

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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Diggs Landscapes Ltd

Joined June 2019

Welcome to Diggs Landscapes Ltd. A family owned business built with inspiration from our our own backyard projects. Meet the team: Lyndon, Brett,Logan & Digger Lyndon is your Project Manager who brings years of Landscaping, Design ideas, Heavy Machine Operation, Concreting, Paving, Fencing, Arborist work, and a kiwi can do attitude. Brett joined the team after returning from his tim...

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Diamond Renovation & Maintenance Services

Joined May 2021

We are experienced and professional team who strive to provide the best service for our customers and completing the jobs with high standard. We service throughout North Island.

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BKF Builders

Joined May 2019

I am a trade qualified builder with 27 years experience in both residential and commercial construction. I am very professional and work hard to complete anything from new builds to renovations in a timely professional and reliable manner.

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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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McHugh Builders Limited

Joined April 2021

McHugh Builders specializes in renovations and additions. We are a small family business that enjoys seeing people add value to their homes. Our experience in building and renovating can help provide direction on what can be a daunting experience. We are Licensed Building Practitioners and would love to be of assistance.

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Sherm's Plumbing Ltd

Joined December 2019

Hi there. Sherm's Plumbing Ltd has over 10 years plumbing experience, specialising in anything from new builds & renovations to smaller maintenance jobs. We take pride in our work & choosing Sherm's Plumbing will mean you get more of a personal & professional touch. We offer competitive quotes & our communication is second to none.

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Maple & Stone

Joined May 2021

Exceptional design. Extraordinary service. From our factory in Hamilton we design and manufacture bespoke kitchens and cabinetry. Using the latest CNC technology we custom build every job to suit your home.

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KMF Roofing Limited

Joined October 2020

Hi there, we have 15 years experience in construction and 5 years experience in roofing. We specialise in Metal Tile Roofs, but also have a lot of experience in long run roofing as well. We are a professional, respectful, happy group of guys that work really hard to meet our client's needs. We will give you a great price and appreciate any work that is granted to us.

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Enhanced renovations ltd

Joined June 2018

Hi there Enhanced renovations are here to make your renovating experience easy and enjoyable from start to finish. With over 18 years of renovating experience we have a high standard and an eye for detail and we aim to work alongside your budget for you to receive the best value for money. If your looking for an affordable, quality renovating service with devoted builders to add value to you...

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G Builds

Joined March 2021

I have been a builder for almost ten years and have done residential and commercial build and have always been interested in building and interacting with clients and see smile on their faces and to know they are happy with the project.

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication and construction.

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Professional Tiling & Construction

Joined November 2017

we are: professional tiling services for commercial/residential/builder/developer we offer: quality of workmanship tile laying, certified waterproofing , screed & render, grinding & self levelling, tile removal, expert advice, stone masonry work, pool tiling & capping, all natural stone tiling, tile sealing, bathroom makeover, complete bathroom renovations quality skilled craftsmen 24/7...

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A Mac Projects Ltd

Joined September 2021

Hi, I'm a qualified builder and have 25 years experience in commercial and residential building including site and project management. I was part of a team who won NZ Commercial Builder of the year in 2010 and have managed many other building sites within the Waikato. I take pride in providing competitive prices and quality workmanship all delivered within decent timeframes. I also have many t...

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Manaia Build Nz

Joined February 2020

Cabinet Makers. New Kitchens. Custom furniture. Entertainment Units. Shop Fit outs. Renovations. New Bathrooms. New Showers. New Flooring. Staircases. Decks. All Building works.

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Hamilton Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined December 2017

Before starting any jobs we endeavour to find the right solution for each customer, to suit their budget and individual requirements. When we take on a job we want you to be informed throughout the process and we guarantee your satisfaction. For most people their home/property is their biggest asset and we keep that in mind with all the jobs we do. Whether it be pest control, building your fence,...

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