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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.

7 Things Tradies Want You To Know Going Into 2022

Posted 30/11/21

Next year will be the year of catch-22’s for home improvement. So, how can you get a great outcome for your project in these busy times?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read on to find out how this family hired a plasterer for their living room reno.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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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.

Measure, price, order, install new kitchen bench work surface and sink.

Posted 4 months ago

Keen to refresh kitchen sink and bench. Happy with kit set, flat pack option. Any options considered. Just after a functional tidy option for rental.

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Remove interior walls

Posted 5 months ago

We have plans and a building consent in place. Remove two walls (4 metre high) around a kitchen and rebuild support walls. Rural Matata Area. 36 year old house.

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 6 months 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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Hunia Whanau 13 Te Teko Road Te Teko

Posted 1 year 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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Open plan living

Posted 10 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 7 months 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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Building demo & carport resize

Posted 5 months ago

Workshop 6x5m to be demolished and reduce the size of the carport to single size. Timeframe asap.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 7 months 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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Laundry modification to include shower

Posted 4 months ago

Want to include shower into downstairs laundry. Will include install of new vanity and shower drainage connection, replacing existing toilet and fan extractor. Have included one image but laundry continues to the left. Will try to add more but happy for site visit to assist pricing.

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Renovate bathroom

Posted 8 months ago

Redo shower and install new vanity

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Bathroom

Posted 3 months ago

shower over bath vanity and toilet wall lining and flooring 1700 x 3000 approx room will be upgrading to gas

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Complete change of toilet

Posted 3 months ago

would like to change the existing toilet and the flooring. also, considering to renovate the laundry.

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Bathroom reno

Posted 6 months 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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Bathroom & Toilet renovation

Posted 9 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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Sunroom conversion to dinning room

Posted 9 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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Garage/room conversion into a sleep out with bathroom

Posted 11 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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Shower Install

Posted 6 months 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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New kitchen

Posted 7 months 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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Bathroom and toilet repairs

Posted 2 months ago

Rotting walls and floors entire bathroom ceiling covered with mould

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Extension house Addon lounge an kitchen upgrade

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to get a builders quote to take to the bank House extension is bedrooms to add on too old cottage house that i have inherited an looking to renovate. Renos include demo a wall to make lounge bigger open up kitchen to flow better bathroom upgrade reroof an reclad the existing house also if possible wanting to build a garage with attached sleep out . Within the waimana area

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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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JDC Contracting Bop Limited

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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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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Ardern Building and Carpentry Limited

Joined January 2015

Hello I'm Matt, I've been working in the building trade for 18 years completing a wide range of projects. Renovation projects large and small have made up the majority of my career. Working as a two man team for the most part, we are able to team up with other like minded tradies and carpenters to tackle the bigger jobs.

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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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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication and construction.

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NZ CCS ltd

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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JDM Projects

Joined January 2021

We do quality installations of Heat pump systems, Ventelation systems and ducted systems. We take pride in maintaining your property and can assist with kitchen and bathroom renovations , gutter and roof cleaning, timber decks and painting With 21 years experience we will make sure to exceed your expectations.

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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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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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Grenlo

Joined January 2021

Thanks for checking out Grenlo, My name is Luke, and I have been in the building and construction industry for 11 years working in residential & commercial construction. I have been working for myself for the last 2 years helping people in the community from small projects such as door handles and small fixes to large retaining projects, renovations, and internal fit-outs. Work will be co...

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Rinaldi Work's

Joined July 2021

What you will need we get the job done, ensuring the work is carried out and properly, and on time. I have been working in the Marine industry for the past 10 years + repairing boats, painting, etc... I also have been doing house renovation, roofing, house paint, fences, So we describe myself as a handy man with lots of skills in all trades. "Where there is a wheel There is a way"

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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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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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Any build co

Joined April 2018

I will consider any job, I am ready for you next home improvement - reliable, hard-working, very fair and realistic on pricing. I am a licenced certified builder, will deliver your job on time and on budget. Call now for a free quote.

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DJ Contracting Nz

Joined October 2016

We are building maintenance experts with more than 15 years experience in residential and commercial buildings who do all kinds of building maintenance as well as high quality interior/ exterior painting. We do shower replacements to full bathroom reno's, as well as kitchen reno's, We are a onestop shop with our own plumbers and electricians to handle all aspects of the works.We provide very comp...

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Riley construction services

Joined February 2021

Riley Construction Services is a family owned business and family driven at all times. We take pride in our work and do everything with passion dignity and fairness. We do from anything in the construction industry to home renovations and landscaping, with over 15 years experience in these fields we are now awaiting your call. So why wait leave the work to us and relax

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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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Alpha One Tiling Limited

Joined June 2018

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, my Given name is Vuong also known as Vaughan. I am the owner and manager of my Tiling company, Inc. I specialize in all spec of tiling and areas such as Swimming pool tiling, Herringbone tiling and Mosaic tiling, waterproofing and under floor heating. I work on both residential and commercial buildings, however, I specialize in...

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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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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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