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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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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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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Are you wondering what cladding to choose for your new build? Is your existing cladding looking dilapidated and ripe for renovation? Recladding your home will breathe new life into its appearance. In this article, we give you the information to choose the right cladding for your home. Ext

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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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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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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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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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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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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 ti

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 ti

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

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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.

Geoffs Bath Reno

Posted 3 months ago

Check if any water damage, waterproofing of shower area and tiling.

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Raureti GRACE #4

Posted 8 months ago

Kitchen renovations Would like to remove old kitchen and have a open plan kitchen with a island

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Raureti GRACE #3

Posted 8 months ago

Kitchen renovations Would like to remove old kitchen and have a open plan kitchen with a island

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Leanne

Posted 10 months ago

Take out existing shower and replace with tiled walk in shower

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Bathroom reno

Posted 10 months ago

Opening up a adjoining bathroom and toilet for easier disabled access. Consider quotes for part work e.g just the plumbing or carpentry or electrical. We will remove existing bath, shower and dividing wall to open space. Some carpentry required to close in a 1 door with a wall, reverse a door opening, possibly replace some of the floor. Wet seal entire floor, line walls, tile floor, install shower and curtain, install and connect new handbasin & vanity, re-install existing toilet & cistern or...

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Urgent written builder quote needed.

Posted 5 months ago

We require a builder for the repair and renovation of two bathrooms and possible cladding work but we first require a written quote for the bank. This is becoming quite urgent due to leak damage.

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Seans House Renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Interior painting of 3 bdrm, 1 bath, 1 Laundry- 90sqm including ceilings Levelling and resetting sunken drive and footpath pavers Waterblast and painting of 8 m x 3m concrete wall with wooden paling extension to 6 m in height.

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New bathroom before winter

Posted 1 month ago

floor, shower , cabinet, towel rail, bath tub, vanity, Mirrors

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Raureti GRACE #2

Posted 8 months ago

Kitchen renovations Would like to remove old kitchen and have a open plan kitchen with a island

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Raureti GRACE

Posted 8 months ago

Kitchen renovations Would like to remove old kitchen and have a open plan kitchen with a island

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Renovate my Bathroom & Washhouse

Posted 5 months ago

My home is over 100 years old and the bathroom, washhouse and back porch were add ons judging by the step down into the area. I would like a quote to modernise the both the bathroom and washouse and maybe the porch area as well.

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Tiled shower

Posted 10 months ago

Pull out existing shower and replace with walk in tiled shower and tiled floor small bathroom

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Ladder

Posted 2 months ago

I’m looking at getting a ladder built, wood ideally, to enable me to put it next to my Conservatory, outside, to climb on top to get my lovely view in. Regards Rob

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Bathroom Reno's

Posted 5 months ago

Currently we have a shower over a bath in the ensuite. Wanting to pull out the bath and install a shower box with dome. then tidy up with tiles or whatever. Keen to have some expert advice ;)

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Demo work will be done prior, needs to be reline with gib, and level floor, get new vanity and shower installed...

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Bathroom/bedroom repair and swap/relocate.

Posted 9 months ago

I am looking for a builder to have a look at a house we are buying to give quotes and be able to do the work of the repair of water damage of floors and walls in a bathroom and then to swap this bathroom with a bedroom, moving the bathroom into a bedroom and removing the second bathroom that it backs onto and turning it into an office.

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Cupboard

Posted 11 months ago

I have an internal stair area that has a wasted space underneath it. I would like to have a cupboard built to fill that space. Sizing is approx 2m wide x 1m deep x 1.1m high.

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New bathrrom & walk in wardrobe

Posted 7 months ago

Build on a bathroom and walk in wardrobe on excisiting weatherboard house. Fitt bathroom and wardrobe, remove wall in bedroom. Finances in place, council approval granted, plans available. To start as soon as practicable.

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Gary T Boylan

Posted 11 months ago

Frame built at entrance of portacom with 900mm wall on one side. Area 2.4m width × 1.6m length × 2m high.

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New oven and hob upgrade.

Posted 5 months ago

It's in a permanent large caravan. Hope someone's interested! Just replacing the old caravan style electric oven with perhaps an eye level oven and bench top hob.

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BW Builders Bathroom Envy

Joined May 2011

Fixed Price Quotes. We can also quote your complete project, including all trades people, & products. One easy process from from start to finish! Services offered: Renovations & Alterations, Bathroom Renovation Specialist, Decks & Fences, Rental Property Renovation/Maintenance, Property Pre Sale Makeovers, & more

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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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Jazr

Joined October 2014

Hey, ive been in the building construction for 10+ years doing various jobs from architictual new builds, renovatios of all sizes and Aluminum companys. I am a quilified carpenter and i take pride in my work, im reliable/honest and work very hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Moss onsite

Joined January 2020

Looking for a handyman to help with your small projects or extra hands to for your company? My name is Claudemir Moss, I have over 10 years of experience with joinery. My specialties are joinery, interior, exterior, and roofing painting, airless paint sprayer, fixing dents & holes in walls, building shelves on walls, install wooden doors and frames. In addition, I can help with rubbish rem...

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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Projects

Joined July 2010

German Master-Cabinetmaker, since 40 years. I think, there is nothing I haven' t made allready. Challange me. Give me some extrordinary job to do and I will do it with attention to detail! Cheers, Franz. (Master Cabinetmaker)

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Mega Force Building

Joined October 2019

Leading experience in new house building and house extensions building. We also provide professional project management services and labour only contracts. We have number one sources of tradies throughout Bay of Plenty area and good references and a professional accredited builders team with council working experience and-so-forth. We are always ready to save you tens of thousands of dollars while...

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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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Whittle Foundations

Joined June 2018

Specialist in Rib Raft Foundations, Conventional Foundations, all form work of driveways, footpaths , patio’s , removal of old existing concrete and top quality finish Also all walks of building from decks to renovation’s , to retaining walls and site clearing. Let the Whittle Foundations tend to your needs

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Mecon Ltd painting services

Joined October 2012

What I can do for you. Interior painting. Prepping / sanding / sealing / priming Exterior painting any residential, commercial, industrial and using the right products for each paint job ;-) Roof painting Industrial painting two pack Altex/International/Hempel Intumescent paint application / inspections Fire proofing ( this is a airless spray application this can't be applied by roller at...

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SBF Building LTD

Joined July 2017

Hay yes I would love to help you, i have been working as a builder for 14year and have decided to take on the joy of running my own company now. I was previously a foreman for Don Chapman Builders/Waikato and have some of the best knowledge when it comes to dairy sheds and others forms of farm building needs. I have also been we'll involved in the housing side with many new and renovated homes un...

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Stride Builders Limited

Joined October 2019

At Stride builders we pride ourselves on doing our best and quality work every time, no matter how big or small the job. We go the extra mile to provide great service to our customers. With great craftsmanship we ensure to put a lot of focus, sweat and pride into all our projects.

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Capital G Construction

Joined July 2019

Qualified and professional building company with a friendly team. We aim to make your dreams become a reality. There are no jobs too big or small, so don't hesitate to get in touch. Capital G Construction

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Kustom Design Studio

Joined November 2019

Hi we are an award winning family run business established for 30+ years, our services include:- Design Work including the full package of custom design set up of any nature right through to providing the end product including fabrication to full completion. This includes:- Design, Art & Illustration, CNC Routering, Signwriting, Digital Printing, 3D Sculpture, Specialising in Exhibition and or...

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GHL Builders

Joined September 2017

I have been building for the last 10 years now doing new builds and renovations, spouting replacement and repairs, decks, fences, and much more!! I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I take pride in my workmanship and providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget, if you want the job done amazing! Contact me and we will get the job done 🔨🔨

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Coolfalla Construction

Joined October 2019

You've got to be awesome to be a 'Coolfalla'. We specialise in new builds, renovations and improvements. We will work with you to make sure you get what you want. We are professional, hard working and strive to exceed your expectations - on time, and on budget.

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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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MLT Builders Limited

Joined August 2012

With 14 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 from 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...

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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Awesum Maintenance Services

Joined October 2019

We have many years experience of Property Maintenance and Renovations both domestic and Commercial. Each job is treated as though its our own. We are fully insured and all work is guaranteed. We work hard to satisfy our customers needs and understand timelines.

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