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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Plumber needed

Posted 10 months ago

I am putting in two new showers and a bath. Need some copper pipes moved up a bit and mixers installed. Would like this done ASAP if possible

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Jodie

Posted 8 months ago

2 x 1950s dwellings very very run down. Houses are both under 50sm. Both dwellings have not been lived in for sometime. They will need recladding, walls built, windows installed, bathroom and kitchens replaced with new plumbing installed. Looking for builder to help with the whole project in a cost effective manner

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Renovation - general freshen up of old house

Posted 10 months ago

We have just purchased an orchard with a 40 plus year old 150m2 block house. it is very tired and needs a bit of love to get it more livable for our 4 person family. we would like someone to visit and help us make some decisions in terms of priorities and then get stuck in.

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Fix shower and floor

Posted 1 month ago

Remove old shower check floor looks like floor board is wet. Replace floor board and renovate bathroom

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Lounge and new bedroom&ensuite extension

Posted 2 months ago

Extend for new bedroom&ensuite Lounge extension Already has the draft plan and geothenical is approved

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Carl Schuler

Posted 2 months ago

Our house is relatively small and has lost spaces in some areas and is cramped in others. We are looking for someone to help us with redesigning our small kitchen, potentially remove walls, without loosing integrity of structure of the house. We need more cupboard space. We have some ideas but need someone to assist us and draw plans with different options.

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2 Room add on to house

Posted 2 months ago

We have a two bedroom brick home that we need to add on to. We are Wanting another bedroom and a lounge built on, we do not wish this to be brick. We would like to use steel framing and also put on a new roof. We can supply the roof and materials and most probably the steel framing of the add on. We need help with the process, from design to finish. We would like to start this process asap, please.

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Second storey addition

Posted 1 month ago

We need an engineer to look over the concept plans and give advice on what additional structural requirements are needed in terms of concrete foundations, posts and supporting beams to add on a second storey. The engineering work needs to be done asap, we have the concept drawings I can email which will give you what you need to give a quote for engineering advice only. Once we get to the next stage we will seek builders. Email me on ...

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New shower

Posted 8 months ago

need shower put in our LARGE bathroom as shub cannot be used for for hip replacement. It needs to be totally water proof with shower head and connection to water pipes close by,but need best quote for job.

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Change kitchbench top

Posted 3 months ago

Change the kitchen bench top with sink , cooktop, oven

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Fireplace

Posted 8 months ago

Covert existing fireplace from set into chimney to exposing chimney.

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Pongakawa Residential Changes

Posted 2 weeks ago

Removing interior load bearing wall Ceiling beams fitted to support wall being removed Frame approx 2m² of ceiling where being lifted to match existing Extending length of WC & moving door. Removing existing window & modify framing opening for new window fitting Re-use weatherboards from above to fill in area removed for window height increasing Replace approx 2m² of water damaged flooring for new vinyl to be placed Fit new cavity sliding door Remove internal door & hang opposite side of...

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Urgent Bathroom quote and renovation required moving in in 2 weeks!!

Posted 10 months ago

Urgent bathroom renovation required. Very old corner shub needs to be removed and room to potentially be redesigned and new shower/ bath unit to better maximise space to be installed.There will be tiling work and or flooring work too im guessing. we are moving in on 24th July, I can meet you to hatch a plan on site today.

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Add second bathroom

Posted 3 months ago

We already have 1 bathroom which is semi ensuite with shower, bath tub and sink. It is 3000mm by 2100mm. Toilet is seperate. We would like to make it an ensuite bathroom with toilet, shower and vanity and 1 seperate bathroom with shower, vanity and toilet. Home is 2007 Classic Builders built, brick and tile home with concrete floor. Our budget is between $10000-15000.

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Shower Box Replacement

Posted 7 months ago

I am looking builder to demolish the existing shower box and installed a new one. I am looking local builder.

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Shower door fixing

Posted 6 months ago

My shower door hinge has slipped and looks like it needs replacing

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Michael Piper

Posted 6 months ago

Bathroom renovation we need a builder for building small wall re gibbing and getting floor right for tiling Existing bathroom is approx 4m x 2m

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M&M bathroom

Posted 3 weeks ago

transforming office to a new bathroom

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Roxy

Posted 9 months ago

Renovate old bathroom in a small cottage

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Installing shower , vanity ,toilet

Posted 3 months ago

Installing new shower. Vanity. Toilet and taps for bath

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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.

Shower and linen cupboard install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th February 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Family room renovation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

new shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th January 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Bathroom and ensuite renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Shower walls replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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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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MR HANDY

Joined July 2018

Mr Handy is your one-call solution for your home and commercial maintenance & repair needs. Our team are experienced, professional and always on time. No job is too big or small

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C Wilson Building

Joined November 2017

Hi, i am a builder & have been in the trade for the last 20 years, i take pride in my work which varies from fencing/decking to bathroom renovations, house alterations & kitchen installs etc

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Dijon tiling ltd

Joined May 2011

We specialise in waterproofing/tiling bathrooms, showers, decks and reintaining walls. We are a team of 6 Tiler's in tauranga and 3 in hamilton. We do all tiling jobs from vanities to full houses. From 3 sq/m - 500sq/m. We are well known in the tauranga area but willing travel anywhere in the bay of plenty area and Waikato area.

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Colin Russ Construction Ltd

Joined June 2009

Trade Qualified Builder with 37+ years experience specializing in alterations and extensions. New Homes,Decks, Pergolas, Fencing and Timber retaining walls Tiling and Paving General Repairs Full Contract or Labour Only, Reasonable Rates Free Estimates

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MLT Builders Limited

Joined August 2012

With 12 years experience in the building industry and being a member with the Master Builders Association, MLT Builders can assure you that your work is in great hands. We cover all types of work. New builds ,Alterations, Renovations too the little odd jobs around the house. We work to a high standard and always make sure our client is happy with the finished product. You name it We Do It M...

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Blair building

Joined March 2015

hi,weve been building new homes for thorne group for ten years.We specialise in new homes and renovations and will work hard to achieve all budgets and timeframes.A content and happy customer is our priority.

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TK Homes NZ Ltd

Joined February 2019

I have been in the residential building industry for about 5 years and have decided to start my own company. I work by myself currently so only take on small to medium size jobs. I take pride in the work I do and love to leave customers with a smile on their face.

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Acorn creations

Joined May 2011

Hi am a qualified tradesman with guys we make a great team we can do all the joinery & renovation work,bathroom renovations that you need done email us today we pride ourselves on providing competive quotes and the completing them on budget

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JSA Construction

Joined January 2019

JSA Construction is an owner operated small business, which provides quality service at competitive rates across both residential and commercial sectors. We operate mainly throughout the Waikato & Bay of Plenty regions, but can also cater to clients who are located further afield.

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BUC Ltd

Joined April 2017

We are a small family owned and operated business. We specialise in the smaller, more intricate demolition and refit work needed for elite refits. Our scope of work ranges from clearing small office spaces for refitting, renovations, through to total building demolition. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, efficiency and competitive rates. We are also able to work in with the challenges...

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Gold building limited

Joined August 2018

Hi I'm a self employed, licensed (LBP) Builder that's been working in the Bay of Plenty for the past 2.5 years on a range of jobs from new homes to small alterations, decks and sheds. I take pride in my work and achieving a quality level of finish and am looking to broaden my skillset. 'Dont be shy, I'm your guy' Check out my Facebook @Goldbuildings

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MD INTERIORS

Joined January 2018

Hi we specialise in making kitchen, renovating kitchens , bookshelves,built in cupboards,wardrobes,vanities and tiling as well. we make new ones according to clients satisfaction or we also do renovation on all cupboards from old to new call us to find out more and our quotes are free we are your all interior needs to be perfect.

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Building works bop ltd

Joined January 2015

Builders of anything and everything . Specialising in new homes and alterations for the past 25 years.We have built bars, restaurants and Motels. We cover Tauranga and the Bay of plenty .Allways do our best to get the job done on time and to budget.FREE QUOTES

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Mr Jones Landscape and Renovation

Joined August 2016

Hi there, I've been renovating and landscaping properties for over 10yrs. I'm very professional, trustworthy and hard working. I pride myself on providing quality workmanship at a competitive price no matter what it is. Happy to meet up and discuss any job, big or small. Thanks, Craig 021 262 5670 www.mrjones.net.nz

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A J Tiling

Joined March 2011

Hi I have been in the building on the seen for around 41 years from new builds to do ups and also bought and sold houses , after building I did tiling and also water proofing and few course , these day I am happy to help out with and small jobs from flat pac install of kitchens and furniture and bathroom and doors and windows hardware and remove rotten wood .

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DNT construction

Joined January 2018

We are a small family owned construction company we have been around for 3 years now. I've been building for coming on 20 years. We cover pretty much all construction. From changing door handles to building apartment blocks and everything in between. We offer quality service on time and on price. Call us any time for a free quote

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Cabana Build limited

Joined September 2017

Hi, Joel and Zane here. We have been building for combined 18 years in Tauranga and around the country. We take extreme pride in our work and guarantee you a honest, high quality, cost effective service. Our reviews speak for them self's. While we specialize in Major renovations, New builds and bathroom renovations, we are highly experienced in barn builds, decks, pagolas/varandahs, re-claddin...

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On the Work

Joined April 2017

We cut trees and hedges. Build retaining walls, fences, decks and other things. Painting, paving and planting can be done so if you need something done to a high standard please feel free to call and ask if we can help.

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Sam Gamble Construction

Joined January 2018

Hi, New to Builderscrack, I'm a qualified and licensed builder in the Western Bay of Plenty with a sharp eye for detail, meticulous workmanship, and creative, efficient processes. I'm university educated (BSc). I currently contract to a bespoke design and build company in Western Bay of Plenty, though have the flexibility to source additional work independently.

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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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