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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 on to find out how this family hired a plasterer for their living room reno.

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Ensuite Bathroom Renovation

Posted 8 months ago

We are redoing our ensuite bathroom entirely. We want to strip it out and start again. We will be having a tiled shower (tiled walls instead of glass), a basin and a toilet. I have attached a photo of the current design, and our proposed new design.

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Bathroom refit

Posted 5 months ago

Bathroom is dated and needs a refit including removal of old hardware, review of water proofing and new shower, vanity bath etc. Timing flexible

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Bathroom reno

Posted 7 months ago

Replace rotten floor. Line bathroom. Prep work for plumbing.

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Multi room reno

Posted 2 months ago

We are wanting to open up a storage room at the end of our hall to create a a central foyer that will connect hall, dining room and rear entrance. Also wanting to remove the wall between kitchen and dining to make open plan space and be able to extend and remodel the kitchen.

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 6 months ago

I am moving into a new house that has bathroom needing renovation. it is about 2x1.7m and only has a toilet seat and a basin. I want both of these removed and have a new toilet seat, basin with storage and a shower dome and possibly tiling on lower 50% of the wall. I have added before and possible after work photo (Need it without bathtub).

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Bedroom extension with bathroom renovation

Posted 8 months ago

We are looking for a builder who can extend one bedroom take the wardrobe out of another and renovate our existing large bathroom and laundry into a smaller family bathroom/laundry and a small en-suite and walk in wardrobe for the main bedroom. We also require a skylight and new internal balustrade for our stairs. We will need a new external window for one of the bedrooms as well. We are in the initial planning stages and have had a draft plan drawn up. We would like an indication on price to...

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Shed Conversion.

Posted 3 months ago

Hi there. We have a 7.5m by 7.5m concrete shed (attached to house) we are wanting to convert into living space. Raising and insulating the floor is the first job, approx 16inches. If you need more info feel free to flick me a message. Looking forward to working with ya 🙂

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Bathroom work #2

Posted 5 months ago

1. Replace bathroom wooden floor partly ( about 2 m x 1.5 m ) and dispose old one (floor area to be replaced in the picture ( from the bathroom vanity up to the toilet around about 2 m x 1.5 m ) bathtub and bathroom vanity will stay 2. Install new toilet suite and dispose old one ( current one is in the picture ) 3. New vinyl flooring of bathroom ( about 3 m long x 2 m wide ) (the area of vinyl flooring is not square or rectangle because of the position of bathtub and floor shape)

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Kitchen, bathroom and general renovation

Posted 5 months ago

We need a contractor/builder that will source the subcontractors and if we need consents etc. We need a contractor/builder that will be responsible for the whole job. Husband will do all the demolition and be a labourer. - New kitchen - New bathroom (Removal of wall between toilet and existing bathroom) - New sliding door between laundry and bathroom - New glass sliding door and replacement of an old glass sliding door off the lounge area - New aluminium windows - dining room, bedroom 1,2...

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Bathroom work

Posted 6 months ago

1. Replace bathroom wooden floor partly ( about 2 m x 1.5 m ) and dispose old one (floor area to be replaced in the picture ( from the bathroom vanity up to the toilet around about 2 m x 1.5 m ) bathtub and bathroom vanity will stay 2. Install new toilet suite and dispose old one ( current one is in the picture ) 3. New vinyl flooring of bathroom ( about 3 m long x 2 m wide ) (the area of vinyl flooring is not square or rectangle because of the position of bathtub and floor shape)

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Work.

Posted 3 months ago

Strengthen fllor, new floor gib stop, new spar and toilet put in

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 3 months ago

To replace the bath with a 1200 by 800 shower enclosures, fit off new vanity and shower dome. 2 walls and ceiling may require lining. House was built in the 60, so not likely to be "square"

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Reno bathroom

Posted 5 months ago

Small bathroom needs floor repair or replace, vanity replace, shower replace. Also new toilet install.

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Bathroom refresh on a budget

Posted 1 month ago

Current bathroom is older style and plumbing on the outer wall. would like to have new toilet fitted, existing plumbing replaced for shower/bath and advise on type of replacement toilet etc I only require the plumbing I can do the reno work

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Kitchen Reno

Posted 6 months ago

I would like my current kitchen removed and replaced with a slightly modern kitchen. I have attached pictures of current kitchen vs how i want it to look. Only extra thing we need space for is a single door fridge. These are just tentative pictures as i only need gas cooktop on right side along with the rangehood.

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 8 months ago

Remove the wall in-between the bathroom and toilet. This is to make the bathroom and toilet one whole room. Install new ceiling battens and insulate external wall and the ceiling over bathroom area. Re gib walls and ceiling. Remove cupboard from bathroom to make room square in the corner. Repair wall in hallway and install new door. Patch floor as required in new bathroom area.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 5 months ago

Quote to do up our bathroom. Rip out our shower over bath and put in stand alone shower and put a bath where existing vanity is and put a pedestal type vanity and install vinyl sheet flooring and sheets of seritone style sheeting for the walls. I will supply the shower, bath and vanity.

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The Andrews upstairs bathroom reno

Posted 6 months ago

We require a plumber to move/upgrade plumbing and install new bath, shower, vanity and toilet. We also require a builder to prep for installation of new fittings and put up new gib on ceiling and walls, our floor may also need leveling. We will gut the room in preparation.

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New shower and vanity unit

Posted 4 months ago

I need the old walk-in shower and vanity unit to be removed and new ones to be installed. Pipes should not require repositioning.

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Bathroom Works

Posted 5 months ago

1. Replace bathroom wooden floor ( about 3 m x 2 m ) and dispose old one (the area is not square or rectangle because of the position of bathtub and floor shape) bathtub and bathroom vanity will stay 2. Install new toilet suite and dispose old one ( current one is in the picture ) 3. Install new glass shower door and dispose old one (current door size : about 1.8 m high x 0.87 m wide)

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Find Renovation Specialists in Wanganui

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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JKlass Construction Limited

Joined September 2021

Hi there we have been building for 10 plus years with experience in high end homes to small renovations. Specialise in finishing work. (Shopefitter by trade) Open to anything, Kids play houses, toys, Man caves, or just a revamp of your kitchen or bathroom. We pride ourselves in doing an A-Class job to the highest of quality. No jobs too small

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DoCarpentry

Joined January 2022

Hi, I’m focusing on small carpentry jobs to do in 1-2 days and insulation, where I’ve got a large experience and can provide a professional and friendly service with tidy completion

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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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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TLR Construction

Joined June 2020

Hi, I have over 15 years experience in the construction industry and pride myself on completing work to a high standard. I look forward to meeting you to discuss what we can offer.

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Sai Building Services Ltd

Joined December 2020

Sai Building Services Ltd We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles) Painting Roofing Plumbing Pl...

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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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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Hawkes Bay, Manawatu/ Whanganui, and Nelson-Tasman regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioners) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope o...

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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

Palmer construction is a well established building business with a passion for house renovation and all general building and property maintenance including painting.

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BOLD Landscape Design and Construction

Joined September 2011

Over 30 years landscape design and construction experience. From a simple fence to a full residential contract. Happy to simply provide a concept plan with estimates on costs of work required, right through the finished product. Excellent portfolio can be provided upon request - ...

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4ast Services

Joined July 2021

Hi, My name is Arorae Akari Im the owner of 4ast Services Ltd and my team as I called them 3T which means they all know the 3 Trades, which saves you time and effort to get other tradesmen or tradeswomen. As for my team or I call them family, they have combined experience of over 20 years We specialises in gib fixing, plastering, painting as well as supplying cleaners and labourers. Like our Slo...

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Mahi ki Te Ora Ltd

Joined October 2020

Kia ora, Blair and I have 35yrs plus combined expertise in the building industry and offer you our trade qualified skill set to bring to life your vision . While we specialise in Renovations we also are adept at carrying out smaller jobs . Looking forward to helping create your dreams . Cheers Craig .

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C T Carpentry Ltd

Joined August 2020

Hi, I'm a Qualified and Licenced builder who loves what she does. Specializing in smaller building jobs such as decks, fences, home maintenance and renovations I get immense satisfaction from seeing the end product of my hard work and always strive for a top end result.

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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BlackRidge Building and Landscaping

Joined November 2016

BlackRidge Building and Landscaping is a newly established Wanganui based company. While we specialise in kitchen and bathroom renovations and small alterations, we also do smaller jobs from time to time. BlackRidge

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Mo's Home Improvement

Joined August 2018

Hi, we do Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Bathroom Installation and Renovation,Tiling, Painting,Decks, Pargola, Timber Fence, Plumbing and General Renovation. I am based in Whanganui. My goal is to provide quality service at the best price. Free Quotes.

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Crescent Construction Ltd

Joined August 2020

We provide services in the residential sector of construction and renovation in Auckland, Manawatu - Wanganui, New Plymouth and Taranaki Region. Our team removes the complexity in building projects and will ensure that your vision and ideas come to life. We want to make the experience of working with us a positive one for you. You’re busy. You have better things to do than deal with the str...

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JAMAP Property Maintenance Limited

Joined September 2017

Hi, we specialise in general handyman, property maintenance tasks and general plumbing advice. We also offer a bathroom design service. We are professional and work hard to meet customer deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. Give us a try - you won't be disappointed.

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Saunders Construction

Joined June 2019

Hi , we have been building new homes and renovating existing properties in the Manawatu for the last 7 years. We cover anything from a design and build new home with qualified licensed building practitioners to repairing that loose door handle there's no job too big or small. We have a great team of subcontractors that we work in with so we can cover just about any job. We aim to provide competit...

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Aaron Crosby Building and maintence

Joined July 2018

Hi I have just moved to Wanganui. I am a self employed builder that has been in the business for 23 years. DESCRIPTION OF WORK General repairs and maintenance, bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, roofing, decks, veranda's, fences, anything at all. No job too small. I'm extremely reliable and if my quote is excepted I will not let you down. I pride myself to be the best that I can. Warm re...

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