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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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 about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

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, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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.

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.

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Posted 10 months ago

Major house alterations. Exterior doors and windows moved, interior supporting wall removed and beam fitted above the ceiling line. supplied new kitchen fitted. Complete bath room refurbish and damaged floor replaced.

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Bathroom Repair and Renovation

Posted 1 year ago

An existing upstairs bathroom - size only 260 cm x 190 cm - consisting of a shower, toilet and a single vanity. The floor and all walls are currently tiled. The shower is built directly onto tiles, on a "sunken floor" (not a cubicle) and I am unsure of the extent and/or quality of the waterproofing that was done when the bathroom was first built 15 years ago. But there is now evidence of a water leak from the bathroom, as we can see after a hole was cut into the ceiling below (this is the garage...

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Update bathroom

Posted 11 months ago

Just an update of the bathroom to a more modern design.

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Upgrade small old bathroom to new. New shower, new vanity , new bath.and New ceiling fan . May move bath and vanity postion . Need painting and sealing of walls and ceilling. Floors ok as they are Matai. ( i think) looking for quotes and guidance .

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Sunroom conversion to dinning room

Posted 3 months ago

Would like this job to be started within the next month or two. I want my current sunroom converted into a dinning room. Replace glass windows with a french or bifold door and all walls lined, ranch slider between lounge and sunroom removed.

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New kitchen

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, we are looking for a new kitchen. Not top end and to budget. We have some designs in mind. We are open to ideas. Would like it to be in by Christmas. Alternatively we would look to have a Kaboodle (Bunnings) kitchen installed.

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Singh

Posted 1 year ago

new cabinets, lino, paint, splashback etc

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Bathroom reno

Posted 3 weeks ago

Full gut and re-do. I will buy the main things. Shower, vanity, cabinetry,mirror, towel rails etc. You quote for labour and all building materials needed. I will organize the flooring, plumber,electrician, plaster and paint. Need a comprehensive quote. Lead time and Time frame from start to finish. Someone reliable who won't drag the job out any longer than it needs to be as I have a family to manage around this job. Pref someone local to kawerau/whakatane area. Good honest qu...

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Shower Install

Posted 2 weeks ago

New shower install. Brand - Nouera Symphony Shower Need done asap. Shower base is set and now need shower built. 2 sided liner with 2 glass side/sliding door. Aqua gib for shower needs installing.

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Swapping bathroom and kitchen over.

Posted 1 year ago

The kitchen is in the middle of the bathroom and toilet so its a right pain having to walk between plus bath room is old. Needs a couple of sliding doors put in into two inside walls to create flow and space saving. Hot water cylinder to come out and gas to go in to also create some more space for new bathroom area. Will need a small bit of a outside wall put up and about 2 square metres of new floor put down.

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Bathroom & Toilet renovation

Posted 3 months ago

Modernise dated shower cubicle, bath, vanity. Replace dated toilet. New floor coverings and consider tiles for walls and floors.

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Open plan living

Posted 4 months ago

Remove middle wall between lounge and kitchen. Not sure if we need reinforcing in ceiling or permits for structural changes.

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Kitchen update

Posted 1 month ago

We are working towards selling our lifestyle property towards the end of this year. We are considering a kitchen revamp including: repaint of cabinetry, replacement wall oven & hob with new splashback, new rangehood, new benchtop. We would also like ideas on improving the hinging operation of two corner cupboard doors. Hence we require carpenter/cabinet maker/builder services. We are also currently investigating kitchen spray painters for this job. Photos to be added

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Bathroom Repairs and Revamp

Posted 1 year ago

We will remove old bath and prep floor for bld. New floor put in - rotted boards New shower and fittings installed Best price small area. 3mtrs x 3mtrs. Call me ... . Thanks

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 month ago

We have 2 x bathrooms that require updating. All bathroooms would use exisiting footprints so no need for new plumbing. Upstairs bathroom would require new shower, toilet and vanity. Downstairs bathroom would require new bath/ shower and vanity. I am unsure about estimates.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 7 months ago

Shower walls need to be replaced. Wall behind bathroom vanity needs to be replaced. Have new vanity due next week and new fittings ready for the plumber to install once walls come off and new walls are put in. Inspect for water damage as evidence of rot in the current wall(s).

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Hunia Whanau 13 Te Teko Road Te Teko

Posted 6 months ago

Removal of bathtub and vanity cupboard and unit set up replace with a new vanity unit - tidy up shower unit

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Renovate bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

Redo shower and install new vanity

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Garage/room conversion into a sleep out with bathroom

Posted 6 months ago

Hi there, We are looking for a LBP to help with renovating our outside room (which was a garage) into a better sleepout with bathroom. We have started the process and we are now thinking it might need structural changes which is why we are looking for an LBP. We have started the council process. We would like the job to be completed in the next 4 - 6 months if this is possible. Thank you

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 7 months ago

Hi there We are looking for a quote for a bathroom renovation in a rental property we manage. It will include new wall linings, window frame repair, new shower slide, new vanity and ventilation that will meet healthy homes requirements. This job is long overdue (been let down twice so far!) so it would be great to get done asap but I'm well aware how busy everyone is!

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Find Renovation Specialists in Whakatane

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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Jpricebuilders

Joined April 2017

I am a licensed carpenter with over 10 years experience doing renovation and residential building work. I'm professional and will do my best to make your job big or small easy at a competitive price. Give me a call

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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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JDC Contracting Bop

Joined June 2020

Hi , At JDC Contracting We Specialize in New Aluminium Windows & Doors, Aluminium joinery Replacements/Maintenance , Retro fitting of New Double Glazing , Small Building Jobs , Renovations , Decks , Deck Repairs , Fences , with 20 years in the building Industry We are very professional and work hard to deliver the best quality workman ship on time and within budget , there's no job to big or to sm...

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .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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Cam tukua

Joined January 2019

Hi I am a fully qualified builder and have been building new builds and renovations for the last 10 years. Always completed on time on budget to high quality workmanship.

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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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NJ McGuffie Builders Ltd

Joined November 2008

We've been building new house and renovating houses for the last 18 years . We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for completion of all projects. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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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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DRK Residential Limited

Joined December 2016

Hi, I'm a qualified, liscensed LBP carpenter with over 15 years experience in the building industry. Im mainly based in the residential sector with the focus being on new home and renovation builds. I pride myself in achieving workmanship of quality no matter how big or small the job. I look forward to helping you get your project completed soon. Regards Darryl

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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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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XSite Foundations Ltd

Joined July 2021

With a strong background in residential and commercial construction and foundation systems, XSite Foundations are the Bay of Plenty’s premier foundation contractor. Covering everything from site works, excavation, foundations, residential building, project management, etc. Our experienced team includes licensed building practitioners, project managers, quantity surveyors and concrete specialists....

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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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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. ...

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Outdoor Solutions

Joined May 2021

Outdoor Solutions is a family owned business in Tauranga. We understand the importance of professional customer service, quality workmanship and outstanding value for money. We are reliable champions of our trade. We strive for excellence and love adding value to properties. Looking to add a special finishing touch to your home? Our quality, experience and attention to detail shows in eve...

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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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True Tiling Services

Joined September 2020

Professional Tiler with seven years experience in interior and exterior tiling. Working at various sites has provided me with exceptional knowledge of preparing surfaces for wall and floor tiling, waterptoofing, laying tiles and installing sanitary equipment. Focused and hardworking. Able to troubleshoot complex problems and get the job done. Also worked as a carpenter for 3 years and as a tool g...

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NZ Kitchen Designer

Joined September 2019

A kitchen always starts with the space you have allocated between walls and windows. NZ Kitchen Designers use creativity and functionality to create the most fulfilling space for you and your family. Whether you are after a kitchen renovation or a plan for building consent, I can help. With a Diploma in Interior Design complimented with mid-high end kitchen design, retail and manufacturing...

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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates specialise in roof leak repair, Skylite change out. Chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning & repair. Moss treatments of roofs, concrete & paths. Detergent house washing & fly & spider treatment. Landscaping, tree trimming and all those jobs you don't want to do. Any questions please contact us through builders crack. Kind regards Steve.

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