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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

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.

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, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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.

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.

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Keefe do up

Posted 1 year ago

Shower and toilet installed to existing bathroom

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Install insulation, paint & driveway tidy

Posted 2 years ago

Install insulation to get up to standard, insulation provided Top up fine metal to driveway over existing solid core base. Approx. 15 m Paint roof Paint 1 double bedroom interior Thank you Jane

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Waterproofing

Posted 1 year ago

Board by bath to be removed, also a few things to tidy up before waterproof ceiling and walls. Also would like to add a extractor fan.

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Multiple Jobs

Posted 9 months ago

The attached photo's say it all! We would like to start with having the piling checked and updated, entire roof replaced and insulation installed, plus full replacement of exterior cladding replaced with weatherboard. We also need wall frame structures inside the house removed and replaced with low bearing supporting beams. Electrical and plumbing work is required, plus a full update of kitchen, dining, and living room. Rawinia

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Villa requires work done

Posted 8 months ago

Wanting estimates and timelines Old electrics removed + replaced Dux Quest Plumbing removed + replaced New flooring bathroom + kitchen Underfloor + ceiling insulation - assume scrim/sarking removed House built 1900's floor area 120m2 May require removal of an internal wall and addition as could move toilet into bathroom Build internal storage

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Removal of walls and adding new walls

Posted 1 year ago

We need to know if the corridor in the building is safe to remove or needs a support.

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18 Jellicoe Avenue

Posted 2 years ago

The property needs a cosmetic renovation and fix up small details to make live-able: Bathroom Kitchen New floors (carpet and vinyl) depend of the area Interior paint Exterior Paint Insulation (Maybe) The job has to be quoted by next week, the start of the job is ideally by the first or second week of April. Please see the link for more details about the property ...

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Villa Total Bathroom Renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Room has been gutted back to sarking. Needs a new floor to be levelled, ceiling installed & walls plumbed & new gib aqualine throughout. Fixtures & fittings on site for installation - plumber & electrician already onboard. We are moving toilet/shower position. We have a vacant rental property around the corner from our address & can provide free accommodation. Prepared to pay travel.

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Waterproofing #2

Posted 1 year ago

Board by bath to be removed, also a few things to tidy up before installing waterproof panels to make walls and ceilings waterproof.

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Bathroom Reno

Posted 6 years ago

We need to remove the existing bath and replace with a shower in a very small bathroom

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Find Renovation Specialists in Wairoa

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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Nationwide Housemovers Ltd

Joined March 2011

Nationwide Housemovers Ltd was established by Robert Jones, who has had over 24 yrs experience in the housemoving industry. With a broad range of knowledge from the relocation of one bedroom granny flats up to the relocation of two story buildings. With Robert following the job through, from pricing to completion, you can be assured that you will have a direct contact at all times. This is...

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Incheck ltd

Joined September 2010

Builders and property inspectors for over thirty years, we carry out comprehensive pre purchase property inspections and are builders of new homes We cover Napier,Taradale,Hastings,Havelock North and surrounding areas. We are also Registered Master builders and Licensed Building Practitioners.

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NZ Kitchen Designer

Joined September 2019

A kitchen always starts with the space you have allocated between walls and windows. NZ Kitchen Designers use creativity and functionality to create the most fulfilling space for you and your family. Whether you are after a kitchen renovation or a plan for building consent, I can help. With a Diploma in Interior Design complimented with mid-high end kitchen design, retail and manufacturing...

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TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING

Joined October 2010

TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING OFFERS A VARIETY OF SERVICES , WE DO SPECIALISE IN BATHROOM AND KITCHEN RENOVATIONS , WE DO ALTERATIONS AND XTENSIONS . WE OFFER A LANDSCAPE DESIGN SERVICE AND SPECIALISE IN ALL OUTDOOR LIVING STRUCTURES .TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING ALSO DOES POLE BARNS AND OTHER FARM BUILDINGS.WE HAVE A BASE OF SKILLED AND EXPERIENCED SUB CONTRACTORS TO CALL ON. WE ALSO OFFER A...

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AGL Building

Joined October 2009

AGL Building Hawkes Bay Limited operate in the Napier, Taradale, Havelock North and Hastings areas. Our no nonsense approach ensures your job is completed on time, with high quality workmanship and for a competitive cost. For you, we can: - Build your new home - Renovate your existing home - Build a deck or fence - Refit your bathroom or kitchen - Fit-out your shop or office

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Projects

Joined July 2010

German Master-Cabinetmaker, since 40 years. I think, there is nothing I haven' t made allready. Challange me. Give me some extrordinary job to do and I will do it with attention to detail! Cheers, Franz. (Master Cabinetmaker)

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Bay Carpenters LTD

Joined June 2016

Hi , I have been a NZ qualified builder for the last 15 years, also having worked in Australia and the UK. We specialise in small to medium renovations/new builds & light commercial work. I am professional and take pride in my workmanship also helping my clients through the process of alterations/new builds which can sometimes be a bit daunting. I have a high standard of work, keeping to deadl...

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No Sweat

Joined January 2021

At No Sweat we offer building inspections and building reports as well as kitchen and bathroom renovations and maintenance including :carpentry, tiling, waterproofing, gib fixing and stopping and painting. - Your Property, Our Priority.

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d Construct

Joined February 2018

Hi, I've been involved in the construction industry for the last 25 years, from carpentry, to a builder, to Project Management, to Quantity Surveying, and building again. My passion has always been to be on site with an apron on, hammer in hand, making peoples visions and dreams come to life. We are a professional building company that delivers a high quality product for you.

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JK builders

Joined August 2017

2009 Our company was founded and instantly engaged in conducting four property building projects during this year. We currently have LBP designer, carpenter and site manager within our team. Our consultants all have solid backgrounds in both design and construction. You get the benefit of experience that's been acquired year after year, job after job.

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Builders Inc

Joined January 2015

Integrity Foundations: Quality - Safety - Integrity. We do any and everything to do with repiling, foundation work and floor levelling. Accept the Integrity challenge: Call us last - you'll notice a difference.

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NZ Top Repairs

Joined November 2020

NZ Top Repairs® specialises in repairing damage to a range of hard surfaces to match their original appearance – most of our repairs look as if the damage never happened. We work on-site and can produce pristine results on nearly all hard surfaces, including: Bench tops, Tiles, Showers, Baths, Spas, Vinyl Flooring, Vanity Tops, and Hand Basins

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RHL Build & Construct

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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Michael Makirere

Joined October 2018

Hi, ive had years experience in the building industry and am able to complete a wide range of building tasks from big jobs to small jobs around the house. I pride myself in my attention to detail and completing all my work with 100% satisfaction. I also do house painting. I have a team of contractors. Please take a look at their work. ...

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Joll Construction

Joined July 2021

Hi, I have 7 years experience building new houses, and renovating older homes. I specialize in new houses, decks, handrails, and renovations, but am happy to take on smaller jobs now and again. I pride myself in my workmanship and getting the job done on time and to the agreed budget.

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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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Andy Hamer plumbing and Gas Limited

Joined June 2018

Free advice and Quotations. Certifiying plumber and Gasfitter 37 years service. Maintenance plumbing and 24/7 Emergency cover. Bathrooms Laundries and Kitchen renovations. Gasfitting,Natural and LPG gas work.New connections and Maintenance. Gas for cooking,Heating Hot water,Califonts and commercial Catering Equipment,Blue Seal, Moffat etc. Servicing and repairs to all makes of gas app...

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Toby's Roof & Gutter

Joined August 2010

Hi, Toby's Roof & Gutter specialize in Spouting and Down Pipe repairs and replacements, Roof and Flashing repair and replacements and Guttering . Contact us to find out about our gutter cleaning service with a vacuum system. We provide free, competitive quotes.

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MEKEFIPA

Joined October 2016

I have been able to work on various jobs on Commercial and Residential for more than ten years. I have love to work up to meet all the required task and all exactly what the clients need. Quotes will be determined by what the clients need.Your work my pride.If You want your job done,it can be done well. Competitive Quotes will be providing to meet budget. I love my work.

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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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