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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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

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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.

Laundry renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Remove wall linings and ready for painting. Installing sink/drainer/cupboards/worktop. Need electrician redesign 2 sockets in the laundry area. Gibbing doorway in the hallway as it will be the back of the pantry area. Installing shelving for pantry area which goes into an angle not sure what type of doors to add. We will provide sink, cupboards and worktop.

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Renovation bathroom

Posted 10 months ago

We need a renovation of the bath room. Including: 1. Remove walls between toilet, bath room, shower room 2. Electronic wire re work 3. New shower 4. New bath 5. Water proof floor ( currently, water is leaking from shower room to toilet) 6. Add a hot water pressure pump

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'Remove arch'

Posted 6 months ago

Want to remove arch and replace with double doorway in lounge room

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Sewell

Posted 1 month ago

taking out old kitchen units, replacing with knew kaboodle kitchen units

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Bathroom reno

Posted 7 months ago

Regibbing walls and ceiling, fitting in a bath over shower, new vanity, and toilet. We have tiling organised through a friend. Bathroom is about 3m long 2m wide. We will dismantle and strip the old bathroom prior to job starting

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36 Duke St

Posted 1 week ago

Balcony renewal and general cladding g repairs

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Farm House needs loving

Posted 7 months ago

Timber window framing needs replacing Total paint Guttering needs replacing Timber deck and steps need work Inside - kitchen reno, bathroom and laundry reno, paint and wallpaper

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Patterson unit kitchen

Posted 1 month ago

Install 5 bench height cabinets 2 pantries 1/900mm 1/600mm 1 cabinet over fridge and install sink. Plus bench top.

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Build ramp

Posted 3 months ago

Need a ramp suitable for wheelchair access. To be built on top of existing wooden stairs

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Reno bathroom

Posted 7 months ago

Need a plumber for a small bathroom reno. I have purchased all the fittings just need the existing connections capped then a bathroom fit out, includes a bath, shower,vanity and toilet with a new hot water cylinder also required to be fitted.

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Hartley Ensuite

Posted 3 months ago

Tile shower on existing concrete floor to replace existing acrylic shower. Possible install of new toilet and vanity

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Renovate bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

Completely renovate a bathroom. Currently has a bath, sink and shower in it but looking to modernize with all new shower sink and bath. New flooring, paint job and possibly tiles. Toilet is separate at this stage and will need a new one of these also. Contemplating removing the wall between toilet and bathroom and making one room but will all come down to cost and design. Further to this looking at painting the interior of the entire house and removing kitchen splash back a replacing with t...

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Old bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

Inside wall boards need replacing . Current ones are old and rotting away - probably due to a leaking roof (which has since been repaired) -. Separate room next door to this is a toilet - it also needs the wall boards replacing (and the floor boards in here probably do too. )

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Bathroom Reno

Posted 8 months ago

Bathroom will be gutted for work to commence. Remove section of wall and reframe for alcove shower, gib shower alcove, fit shower liner, tray and door, install new vanity, rehang door to open other way. Regib and plaster rest of bathroom approx 3.3 square meters ready for painting . Plumber needed for vanity and shower plumbing, electrician needed to move switches, install additional PowerPoints, heated towel rail and lighting, and reinstall existing extractor fan into new ceiling.

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Easy Kitchen Alteration

Posted 6 months ago

We need to move an internal wall, external door & window to make our kitchen more functional.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 10 months ago

Install new shower, possibly alcove shower, toilet and vanity, some changes to walls and new gib board

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Bathroom / Shower Minor Renovation

Posted 9 months ago

My bathroom is around 3m x 3m. I need to get a new shower installed and have the bathroom painted. Will also consider getting it tiled depending on the cost. Due to the current shower leaking, there is some damage to the floor (rotting) from water pooling up.

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Kitchen wall removal

Posted 6 months ago

Smallish island kitchen; needs removal of part of wall; will need sparky for installing oven/stove top and consider hotwater cylinder power; plumber for re/moving sink unit/ dis/connecting old/ new dish washer and some work in the laundry. Not until after 17th Dec 2018.

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New Kitchen

Posted 7 months ago

1950s kitchen Reno. Around 9 1/2 sq/m kitchen. Out with the old and in with the new. Needs new cabinets, sink and to reconfigure a few things. I want the rimu floors back to their glory. Someone with vision and a good knowledge of a functional kitchen would be great. I have a plumber and an electrician.

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Shower enclosure

Posted 8 months ago

We are looking for someone to fit a new shower enclosure or shower screens to existing base (we don't know which would work out better yet), plus two shower domes.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 135,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replace laundry

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cambridge Kitchen 2

Work carried out by an employee of the company

31st May 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen and bathroom renovations

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

17th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

'Remove arch'

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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Andy Smith

Joined April 2018

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

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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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about concrete

Joined July 2011

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

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O'BRIENBUILDING&MAINTENANCE

Joined July 2018

I have always been a builder, and often prefer the challenges that renovations, and repairs bring, I have a great work ethic, that keeps me pushing myself, My own standard of work required is high, making it appealing to my clients. I am friendly and approachable.

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Dijon tiling ltd

Joined May 2011

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

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New Horizon Construction Limited

Joined January 2019

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

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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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R&MBuilders

Joined November 2017

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

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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

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

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Rooney Builders

Joined October 2018

Old school registered master builders. Chris being in the industry for 40years priding himself on price point and good quality works. We can do anything, from project management to everyday handy man chores. Just ask and we can help. We travel all over north island for your needs.

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MTM Builders Limited

Joined August 2010

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

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BUC Ltd

Joined April 2017

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

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Maintain to profit

Joined March 2017

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

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Swiss Plumbing Ltd

Joined March 2019

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

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JSA Construction

Joined January 2019

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

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DNT construction

Joined January 2018

We are a small family owned construction company we have been around for 3 years now. I've been building for coming on 20 years. We cover pretty much all construction. From changing door handles to building apartment blocks and everything in between. We offer quality service on time and on price. Call us any time for a free quote

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Royal Glass Ltd

Joined July 2018

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

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MD INTERIORS

Joined January 2018

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

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Another hand ltd

Joined February 2018

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

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One Little Job Ltd

Joined May 2012

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

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