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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Install new toilet and vanity

Posted 4 months ago

Just wanting to replace an existing toilet and vanity.

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Complete revamp

Posted 2 weeks ago

Some work I can I may be able to get done. new shower new sink and vanity redesign positioning of washing machine and dryer also small sink tub I think there have been leaks going on. Work I may be able to get done is knock out wall between toilet and bathroom. So plastering making pretty or whatever happens. My young man may be able to get quite a bit done unfortunately he wanders off task. I'm after a rough estimate as I will need to save some more money. Thank you Sharron Bowen

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Kitchen plugs

Posted 3 months ago

We are installing a new kitchen and need to have plugs fitted to run the dishwasher and washing machine, will need 2 double plugs fitted with isolating switches Also we need to either move the cable fir the stove or take the metal cover off if that is possible.

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New kitchen countertop for rental

Posted 2 months ago

Hi tradies! We have purchased a rental property in Tawhero and need some work done on it. It is a 1940's typical 3 bedroom 1 bathroom house, floor area 100m2. What we are looking for is: -new kitchen countertop for rental If you are keen please contact me ASAP with an estimate. At this stage, we need tradies available to do the work mid to late April. Cheers! Neil

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Kitchen and Bathrooms Renovation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Outdated 3 bedrooms Villa. Kitchen, Bathrooms, Wardrobes and Laundry area needed renovation.

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Load wall removal

Posted 4 days ago

I need a beam put in the ceilling so that a load bearing wall can be completely removed. At some stage in the past this wall hass been partially removed but a bulk head has been left. I need the planning and instilation of the beam sorted. I can do the rest.

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New Bath installastion

Posted 3 months ago

need a quote for a new bath put in as well as the old removed

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Ensuite for Master bedroom

Posted 2 weeks ago

We want to put in an ensuite in an existing bedroom. This requires putting up the framing (2 walls). All the walls and ceiling need gib board and plastering (gib stopping) Put in a shower (frameless glass shower with plastic tray) and installing a wall hung vanity. Also access to the ensuite will be through a cavity slider that has to be put in as well. The ensuite also will be partially tiled (floor and parts of the walls) electrical and plumbing work will be organised by ourselves.

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Sleepout with ensuite

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have an existing out building that we want to convert to another bedroom with ensuite toilet and shower. The room has been insulated and lined but will need flooring - currently concrete - and decorating. We would also like a heat pump installed. The small room attached used to have a toilet. We want to put a toilet back in and also install a shower. Looking for the work to be done after 14 May.

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Install electric cooktop

Posted 1 week ago

We would like to replace our gas cooktop currently connected to an LPG tank with an electric ceramic 4 hob cooktop. There is an option to supply the cooktop or I can have one delivered from Trade depot.

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Renovate my bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

1. build a toilet in my current bathroom.

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Bathroom update

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need bath removed and installation of shower in the space. New vinyl flooring and a little painting to make good.

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Renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Wanting two walls put up, plus a ceiling, (the house is a villa and we want the bathroom ceiling lower so we can put a manhole in and have storage above. Plus French doors to be installed, a door moved, a new window installed. Plans have been approved and everything is ready to go.

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 1 week ago

Remove old shower cubicle check and repair any water damage. Remove existing vanity unity. Install new shower. Install new Vanity unit and tap wear. Replace lino flooring throughout bathroom. Shower 820x820mm Vanity 1200mm wall hung Waste pipe needs to be changed from floor to wall hung. Aqua line gib installed. Room approx. 2.7 (L ) x 1.7 (w)

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Christiaan

Posted 1 month ago

Full renovation of kitchen- removal of existing cabinetry, sink and adjoining wall to lounge room. Replace kitchen with modern cabnitery, sink, benchtops and cook top.

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New bathroom vanity countertop for rental

Posted 2 months ago

Hi tradies! We have purchased a rental property in Tawhero and need some work done on it. It is a 1940's typical 3 bedroom 1 bathroom house, floor area 100m2. What we are looking for is: - new bathroom vanity countertop If you are keen please contact me ASAP with an estimate. At this stage, we need tradies available to do the work mid to late April. Cheers! Neil

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Kitchen tap's installation

Posted 2 months ago

Take out old tap's and replace it with new tap's we have bought.

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Christiaan de Wet

Posted 1 month ago

Full renovation of bathroom- removal of plastic wall tiles, bath tub, toilet and vanity. Install new tiles, shower, toilet and vanity.

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John Mitchell

Posted 1 day ago

We have a small 3 bedroom home and would like to reconfigure/redesign living areas so that current waste of space is minimised and the flow is better and more open plan. Initially we would like to discuss ideas, get costs for plans, and an estimate costs for work involved. We are able to do some work ourselves if required. We would like to start work as soon as possible, so even if we got ideas and/or plans to work off that would be a start. Attached is the current floor plan for your consid...

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Toilet and restaurant

Posted 1 month ago

we have plan. Just want to renovate the old toilet to new one with new fittings and vinyl. Plus we have restaurant area which we are looking to do as well

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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.

creating great workable open space

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Aramoho Overhaul

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom repair and refit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2017

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Whanganui Renovation


6th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Fast Flow Plumbing Ltd

Joined September 2018

Fast Flow Plumbing Ltd is located in the Manawatu . We have 16 years experience in the trade.We specialise in Maintenance, New Homes, Renovations and Heating. Reasonable rates and efficient service. 24/7 CALL OUT service. ( Quality without Compromise)

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Denzel building and earthworks Ltd

Joined September 2009

Hi,I am a Qualified builder who has been building for 20+ year's,I have just started my own business and for the last two year's have had great success,we do anything from letter box's to new house's.We do free quotes and are very professional and do a high standard of work.we also have a digger and truck that makes up the other half of the business , for all your small earthworks requirements.

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Statham Construction

Joined May 2019

I’ve been a Joiner for 14 years and building for 13years, but have been doing kitchen demo and installation, bathroom renovation and minor building work for the last 3 years. I work on my own and have a good Plumber, Electrician and Gib Stopper that support me in my jobs. Also happy to do small maintenance jobs. Any job considered.

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A stage construction

Joined January 2018

Hi there fully qualified licensed building practitioner with 9 years experience in residential new builds, decks, fencing, additions, bathrooms, fit outs etc. At A-stage construction we work to a high standard and finish on time and on budget.

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superstruct building services

Joined January 2019

We are an honest local company that offers a range of building services from new houses and renovations, to customized projects. From the most budget conscious customer through to those wanting bespoke custom designed work, we can meet your needs! Call us today for service with a difference.

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Dawson & Gerrard PN Ltd

Joined June 2013

We are a small building company with 14 building staff. We have been operating since 2005 building everything from Residential houses - 3 million plus Commercial projects - house decks - concrete drives - garden fences etc. The Principals are Licensed Building Practitioners and between them have 40 years experience in the building industry We are a client focused company who strive to achieve cu...

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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

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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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a home maintenance company in the Manawatu/ Whanganui/ Hawkes Bay Region offering a comprehensive range of maintenance services using both internal staff and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can accept payment by major credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa), cash or direct credit. Why use Level Ridge? 1. Remove the...

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Kitchen projex 2007Ltd

Joined July 2013

Hi,im Patrick Bryant owner of Kitchenprojex.We offer a full range of kitchen options from design to completion. We can complete the intire job for you including relining walls and gib stopping.we supply plumbing an electrical schdules to work in with other subbies. Olso do bathroom renovation and timber joinery maintenance. Thanks Patrick.

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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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C&L Builders

Joined August 2017

Our company complete residential and light commercial projects. We work hard to meet deadlines and satisfy out customers. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes.

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Ace Building

Joined July 2018

Hi, I'm Alistair, owner of ACE Building, and nothing gives me more pleasure than a job well done. I'm a jack of all trades with experience in multiple areas and am constantly expanding my knowledge base. I am proficient in many areas, including (but not limited to); building maintenance & extensions, decks, fences, concrete pads, water drainage, insulation and joinery. I pride myself on meticul...

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adpainting

Joined May 2010

Hi there my names Arron Pahl and ive been painting for 15 years interior and exterior and i am willing to do free quotations no job too big or small. Very reasonable prices and cheaper than most trade painters. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

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ProEx Solutions

Joined August 2018

PROEX SOLUTIONS - Excavation & Digger Hire within the Manawatu and wider region. We are a locally owned and operated business with our customers at the forefront of what we do. We have 2 diggers available for daily hire or available to hire with a driver. 1.7 Tonne 2.0 Tonne We also have auger attachments for drilling holes. In addition to the diggers we also have a 3 Tonne...

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Ryan Construction Ltd

Joined March 2018

Hi, We are a new company who specialise in renovations and additions also kitchens, bathrooms, decks and fences, we pride ourselves on delivering our clients with the best quality finish while providing competitive quotes

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Fixit Crew

Joined February 2019

A professional team with a personal touch. No job is too small, and we’ll tell you right away if the job is too big. We believe that luxury lies in the details therefore nothing's taken for granted. What you want is what you get at a fair price. We pride ourselves in our customers satisfaction.

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Semtex Plumbing & Gas

Joined May 2015

Semtex Plumbing & Gas was established in 2015 and offers professional and extensive gas, plumbing, drainage & bathroom renovation services to Palmerston North and the wider manawatu. Founder Matthew Nieper has 15 years experience. Why You Should Choose Semtex Plumbing & Gas Semtex Palmerston North is a member of the Master Plumbers Association, giving you the Master Plumbers Guarantee and u...

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The Task Masters

Joined February 2016

We are your One Stop Professional Service Provider. We are a family owned and operated local buisness. We do the Tasks you either cant or dont have time to do. No Job Too Big or Small. We provide the following Services -Property Maintenance -Roofing Maintenance -Re roof -Moss & Mold Removal -Gutter Clean & Flush...

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Truline Group NZ

Joined May 2018

Truline Group's building contractors are specialists in building fences, decks, garden sheds, pergolas & retaining walls. Over the last 10 years we have built a brand of assurance providing a reputable service throughout the lower North Island.

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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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