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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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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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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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Mid to Upper Range Bathroom Renovation Costs & Ideas

Posted 24/09/14

Bathroom renovation series - The mid-range bathroom renovation. Part three in a four-part series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets and what you need to help you plan your bathroom renovation. Mid-range bathroom renovation costs ($12,000 t

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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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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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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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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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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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New Kitchen

Posted 10 months ago

Our kitchen is about 12 sq mtrs, looking for new kitchen (commercial grade) with Gas Hob. Currently kitchen is fully functional with a gas hob, but old and run down, needs a facelift.

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Bathroom refit

Posted 1 year ago

complete refit of stuffed old bathroom

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Fibreglass/plastic bath surround fitted

Posted 3 months ago

Fibreglass/plastic bath surround fitted

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Guest ensuite

Posted 6 months 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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Weston Bathroom

Posted 11 months ago

We are wanting to fully gut & start fresh with our 1960's bathroom. It is a small 1.8m x 1.8m space with a shower over bath. We are not moving any plumbing, just replacing it all with new items.

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Renovation

Posted 3 years ago

It's a Rest Home for elderly, just want to fix the issues identified in building report

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New Small Bathroom

Posted 2 years ago

Looking to upgrade my small bathroom from scratch. It is approx 2.1mx1.8m with 2.7m stud. I would like to do most of the demo work myself. I would like to get a framed bath installed, re lined walls etc, tiled floor and walls, some lighting, extractor fan, heated towel rail and plumbing. (easy access to plumbing due to basement underneath).

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Renovating Lounge

Posted 3 years ago

iam renovating and need a sparky to come out to move a light switch sort tv ariel from inside the wall move it to another wall! Before relining walls.

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Paint, Gardening, general renovation

Posted 2 years ago

Gardening - I want to remove the unwanted to plants and trees and refresh the lawn/garden with new weed, plants and grass etc. Painting - I want to paint some areas like office, some rooms and exterior face of the building etc. Electrical - I'' need an electrician to install new lighting and plugs. Kitchen - I want to update some part of the kitchen and paint Carpet - I want to install Carpet Tiles in the office area and some basic renovation work.

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Homestead Reno

Posted 4 years ago

Removal of interior dining room wall to extend living/dinner area , re gib walls , install French doors removal of existing Fire place (in built)

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New bathroom

Posted 2 years ago

I have a very small bathroom that currently contains a bath with over shower and a vanity (Bath/ shower has a couple of holes). I would like to change it so i could fit a toilet in also. I was thinking of removing bath and vanity and maybe having a corner shower put in and a pedestal or floating basin to make space for a toilet. the bathroom is 1.8m x 1.6m

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Bathroom Renovation at Lake Ohau

Posted 3 years ago

we are seeking a quote to tile two fairly small bathrooms (main is 5.6m2 ensuite is 4m2 floor), a laundry floor (3.7m2) and fireplace hearth (1.5m2. Our house is at 110A Ohau Drive at Lake Ohau Village. There will be no bath in the main bathroom - instead this will be a big walk-in shower enclosed by an glass panel in the main bedroom. The ensuite is as per the plans, with the corner shower frame/screen (see photo). Also see pictures showing the tiling in the bathrooms, which hopeful...

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Wanting whole new bathroom

Posted 2 weeks 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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New Shower

Posted 1 year ago

We need our shower replaced,as I had to dismantle the old one to fix a leaking water pipe

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Small plumbing Job

Posted 3 years ago

I have replaced my hot water cylinder just need to have the crox nut fitted to the top and bottom. I have also replace the vanity which will need flexi hoses attached to wing backs and the waste pipe connected. Plus I have replaced the shower head which will need the flexi hose connected to the wing back.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Rohin Palmer

Posted 1 year ago

I need new bath tub with shower and hand basen. Heating and extraction fan, New flooring and maybe new aqua board. Will have to discuss when quoting. This is a existing bath room.

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Renovation

Posted 11 months ago

An estimate on removing an internal wall and building two internal walls. There will also be a kitchen install and some windows. (maybe a deck). At this point we just want an idea of cost and availability. Plumbing and electrical will also be required. This is for a potential purchase and renovation we would be happy to pay for your time.

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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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Catlins coast building ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi there We are a Building company covering Southland and Otago. Very professional and prompt contact Very fussy and neat and tidy quality work High end architectural background and also taking on all the small jobs Let us see how we can assist you 😊

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Kept Under Wraps

Joined August 2015

We have been in the signwriting industry for many moons and have adapted to the changes in the industry. Our current focus is vinyl wrapping vehicles and we have launched a new business tapping into a niche market of wrapping heat pumps, and anything else you can imagine. We also have a firm grasp on anything else signage from design to installation to anything hand painted. We carry a current Sit...

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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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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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graham ross builder

Joined February 2010

We have 7 licenced building practitioners with many years experience in all aspects of building from extensive renovations and roofing through to new builds, also commercial and shop fit outs and maintenance. We are also Registered Master Builders and can provide the full guarantee. My crew are skilled professionals who will carry out the work in a safe and friendly manor, never forgetting our...

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Mitchell and Milmine Construction

Joined September 2017

Mitchell + Milmine Construction is a small family owned residential building company focused on building quality. We are team players and are committed to working within our community with other locals alike. We are passionate about modern architecture, and believe each home tells a different story, this makes us the perfect partners on your next building adventure. We offer a transparent...

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Calder interior plastering ltd

Joined October 2016

We are a gib fixing and stopping company with plenty of experience dealing with little renos right through to big commercial and high end housing. We provide a service which is very efficient and professional and at very competitive rates so Give me a call and I can sort what ever job you need done. Cheers Hayden Calder Cell 0272432332

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Gryphon Service Systems

Joined February 2017

We specialise in waterproofing of the fabrication repair type. ... to explain ourselves: primarily focusing on existing building water tightness issues from roofs, external, internal structures through to ground floor/basements. This also includes all aspects of internal/external “wet area" seamless Water Proofing. Our services also include all aspects of the finishing process once repairs ha...

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VINE Building and Construction

Joined August 2018

We are 2 brothers that have worked around the world in all areas of construction. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and deliver quality in everything that we fo

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SB 2 Build ltd

Joined January 2017

Together we have been in the building trade for over 20 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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2020 homes ltd

Joined August 2009

30 + Years in building trade. A Trade qualified Builder and a hard working team. We pride ourselves in working in with our customers and making your vision a reality. We specialize in tricky smaller jobs to complex renovations along with the odd new build. We travel around and can stay on site, with our mobile workshop www.2020homes.co.nz to view our work.

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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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Small time joinery

Joined August 2017

Hi, I've been making furniture full time for a couple of years and part time since age of 12, have have a strong ethic towards site and self safety and getting any job done to the highest degree of accuracy necessary, I pride myself on my eye for detail, and understanding of application of knowledge; can follow and give directions clearly.

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Current demand contracting

Joined March 2017

A new electrical business based in Dunedin with two qualified electricians each having over 10 years trade experience in domestic and commercial electrical work.

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K J RUSSELL BUILDER LTD

Joined January 2018

Hello, my name is Keith. I am experienced in residential buildings, mainly extensions, renovations, alterations, bathrooms, and maintenance. From the early 1900 dwelling to now, I have confidence I can provide you with what you want or need.

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REX Construction

Joined August 2017

REX Construction is a small team of hard working, experienced, quality and willing builders. We are located in Christchurch, New Zealand and specialise in renovations, new builds, decks, fences, restorations - no job is too small. We can also travel throughout the South Island if needed. OUR MISSION: To provide value-added building services to our customers by creating a successful partne...

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Bakers-Builds

Joined July 2018

Bakers-Builds is a new building company based between Queenstown and Auckland. Looking to build long term relationships and build solid reputation on meeting deadlines and finishing your project at a very reasonable price.

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Your Tradies LTD

Joined November 2016

ARE YOU CONSIDERING RENOVATING? Perhaps a new bathroom or kitchen? Maybe add another bedroom for your growing family?Or repair that leaking roof! With our increasingly busy lives it can be daunting finding enough time to organise these projects. "What tradespeople do I need to contact?" Who is the best?" How do I manage and co-ordinate all these people?" "How do I know that they will do the...

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JPK BUILDERS DUNEDIN LTD

Joined September 2017

Hi.We build new house and renovate old ones.We also do smaller jobs.We work to a high standard and can offer a 10 year halo guarantee as im a certified builder.NZCB

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Shane's Drainage

Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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