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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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 about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

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.

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.

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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April hill

Posted 2 years ago

I need a quote to install a bunnings kitchen and to cut a hole in a kitchen wall to install a fridge freezer.

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Replace Bedroom Doors and Carport Installation

Posted 1 year ago

- Three Doors needs to converted into sliding including locks and handles - Replace two additional doors including locks and handles - One door needs to be changed to outside opening rather than inside - Install Carport (Already purchased)

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Fibreglass/plastic bath surround fitted

Posted 2 years ago

Fibreglass/plastic bath surround fitted

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New Kitchen and Scullery

Posted 11 months ago

New Kitchen and scullery. L shape kitchen with large island bench. Existing smaller room to be fitted out with bench/drawers/cabinets etc to become a scullery. Medium sized kitchen. I have hand sketches and drawings with all measurements which i have done myself. Am a bit stuck with getting the right layout and to work in with the raked ceiling (trying to keep things symmetrical is making the layout not work as well as hoped!) Looking for someone who can help out not only with drawin...

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Bifolds. Patio. Reclad. Window. Piles

Posted 1 year ago

I want to put bifolds in our kitchen wall and then build an outdoor patio from it. Also need kitchen cupboards installed. If the right builder would also like to get north side of house fully reclad. Other sides need odd plank replaced. Need a large window replaced (frame and all). Considering fixing piles at the same time or in the future depending on time. We would like the work completed by may 8th. The house is an airbnb but does have large gaps in march and april we can block...

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Wall removal

Posted 4 weeks ago

Remove the two walls between the current lounge and then the dining room creating a larger living/dining space.

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Wanting whole new bathroom

Posted 2 years ago

Want new floor tiles, new shower, new vanity and new toilet put in. Wanting everything to stay in the same place just updated as my shower, floor and vanity is needing updated as it's a bit worse for wear. Just wanting some quotes to base off a rough price range thanks

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Kitchen reno #3

Posted 1 year ago

small kitchen needing some tender loving care from cupboards to whatever needs doing

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Woolstore

Posted 2 years ago

I'm a student, who is researching about renovating a building to a hotel with 12 rooms. each room size will be 150 m3. if you are able to provide with me a quote, that'll be really helpful with my research.

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Kitchen reno #4

Posted 1 year ago

small kitchen needing some tender loving care from cupboards to whatever needs doing

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 years ago

Replace shower, bath and vanity top. Possibly relining of walls.

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Replace tired bathroom

Posted 3 months ago

10th/11th possible 14th June Bathroom will be Gutted , old shower over bath, vanity, toilet will be already removed. Repair minor damaged floor board, line floor. Install new round shower, vanity and toilet. Require builder or handyman to install shower, vanity and toilet once bathroom has been stripped on hourly rate. Plumber and electrician also required .

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New bathroom

Posted 1 year ago

Currently a small bedroom next to the existing bathroom. Approx 2.8mx2.8m. Wanting a wet area shower, a toilet and a bath. Totally separate from the existing bathroom i.e. not an extension.

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Villa Renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Paint roof, exterior rough clad walls, wooden windows. Add deck and French doors in place of sunroom windows. Re-line interior walls and remove 1 wall. Re-fresh bathroom and kitchen Paint interior walls, ceilings and woodwork

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Kitchen reno #2

Posted 1 year ago

small kitchen needing some tender loving care from cupboards to whatever needs doing

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Kitchen reno

Posted 1 year ago

small kitchen needing some tender loving care from cupboards to whatever needs doing

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Kitchen Cabinet Installation- Oamaru

Posted 2 years ago

Installing 7 base cabinets, 2 wall cabinets, end panels, toe kicks, pantry and fridge surround. Between 6th and 10th August would be ideal but there is a little flexibility on dates.

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Guest ensuite

Posted 3 years ago

We have plans and consents all ready to add onto existing bedroom complete with ensuite. Approx 10 square metres. We need a builder, plumber, electrician. We are supplying Shower, toilet vanity etc. Also have a painter, and carpet layer.

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Partition wall removal

Posted 2 months ago

Work is for removal of partition wall between a living room, hallway and kitchen. The purpose is to have an open plan living room and dining

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Bathroom

Posted 2 years ago

Our whole bathroom needs Striped out roof, walls, window, floor boards,toilet shower and basin all have togo. Floor boards are broken under the Vinyl because of no ventilation everything is damp and rotten. Room is about 10ft hight and about 3metres by 3metres square.

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Find Renovation Specialists in Waitaki

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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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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Sammys

Joined February 2017

I’ve been working in the Dunedin building industry for the past 16 years. I am highly motivated and have a wide ranging skill set in many areas of construction. I specialise in small to medium sized residential construction jobs. General building and carpentry, Repairs and maintenance, Renovations, Fences, Paths, Landscaping, Painting and much more. Anything from replacing a letterbox to a full ki...

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Built up contracting LTD

Joined June 2020

Hi, we are a small company who strive for perfection. We have a diverse team who have dealt with a majority of renovation projects around the country. Numerous house foundation repairs and house re leveling, our team also deal with restoration projects. We pride in keeping jobs to the time frame. Whether it's one pile or twenty piles needing replaced, even that old fence replaced or a new deck to...

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Ants Demolition & Construction

Joined August 2009

Hi, I have over 20 years experience in renovating, building new houses, sheds, light commercial, and hardscaping Qualified carpernter, LBP, I have an experience in complex renovations on old homesteads, and I enjoy problem solving , fine finishing work, making custom items and helping my clients vision becoming reality. As a one man band I prefer to do jobs I can manage by myself, and am also...

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Matts Handyman & Glass Services

Joined January 2021

Hi, I’m a one man band that can do building work, joinery, plumbing, glazing etc. Just ask! I’m also a fully qualified glazier. I’m a hard working perfectionist who is very professional and driven to do a great job.

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SB 2 Build ltd

Joined January 2017

Together we have been in the building trade for over 25 years. Sam is our registered licenced building practitioner and have experience in new builds, renovations, alterations and extensions as well as fencing, decks and all scopes of concrete works.We deliver a high quality end product and pride ourselves on keeping within budget and time frames! Additionally we have access to a wide range of su...

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Manaia Build Nz

Joined February 2020

... ... New Kitchens. Bespoke custom furniture. Entertainment Units. Shop Fit outs. High End cabinetry. Renivations. New Bathrooms. New Showers. New Flooring. Staircases. Decks. New Houses. All Building works. Text or call ... ... ...

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With nearly 20 years of experience in New Zealand, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer based in Christchurch and a Producer Statement Author for Auckland City Council. I have a broad experience in structural design and site investigation from new build to alteration, and seismic or earthquake assessment of existing structures. These structures vary from residential, commercial, school, and pub...

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Kahu Contractors

Joined March 2018

A small team dedicated to providing an excellent service throughout the building and construction industry. Having spent a lot of time in all sectors of the industry we are known to specialize in everything from formwork amd foundations to crane work and precast installation, We have the expertise, tools and where needed tickets (qualifications) to complete all builds to an excellent standard, saf...

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DCR Building Services Ltd

Joined July 2011

Im a Licensed builder in Queenstown , i have been building for 16 years specializing in new homes and anything below, i.e fences, alterations, decks, re-clads etc. I strive for perfection and getting the job done right the first time while being done quickly. I treat every job i do as if its for myself in my own home so i would want it done to perfection.

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South Design 2008

Joined October 2010

Architectural draughting/design using 'AutoCAD ' on new dwellings, elderly units, extension/modifications, Apartments & Restaurant/bar redesigns. Communication skills. Typing skills. Background in Carpentry & Joinery

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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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Dunedin Naturally

Joined August 2009

Small to medium renovation jobs, Bathroom renovations, demolition, rubbish removal, Deck & Fence building,Property maintenance and repairs,, House pre-sale makeovers. -Trade Qualified Builder with experience in multipule areas of building and renovation.

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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder Truck Drivers,Machine Operators full licenced *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) and LBP *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool...

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Painting and plasterboard stopping service

Joined November 2016

Steve Stewart has 40 years experience in the trade Steve and his team of qualified Tradesman work to the highest standards, to bring you a Professional Quality finish We specialise in New Housing,Re paints,Wallpapering,Spray Painting and Gib Stopping See our Website: www. ... .nz

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Level Up Decorators Limited

Joined July 2021

Kia ora, we are a new company with a lot of painting experience in home renovation, and new builds. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and making sure our clients are happy with the results. We make sure health and safety is always up to standard, and don't have the attitude of "she'll be right". We are passionate about our work and treat every job as if it was our own home. Our prices are reas...

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Fix It Fox Handyman Services

Joined December 2020

No Job Too Small. Hands on Engineer. I have built a broad spectrum of residential and engineering items. I have a full suite of skills - fabrication, building, roofing, plumbing, drainage, electrical etc ie classical handyman who does well in all trades. Good tool base. Multiple trailers. Can cart 9m lengths. Engineers built the world.

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everyday

Joined May 2019

Everyday is a contemporary architectural design studio based in Dunedin, exploring how contemporary life can be improved through the design and making of architecture and furniture.

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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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