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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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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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Deluxe Bathroom Renovation Costs - What You'll Get for $30,000+

Posted 01/10/14

Bathroom renovation series - The deluxe bathroom renovation. One in a series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets. The deluxe bathroom renovation $30,000 to $100,000+ The deluxe bathroom renovation may also be known as a full gut job. There

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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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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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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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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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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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Mid to Upper Range Bathroom Renovation Costs & Ideas

Posted 24/09/14

Bathroom renovation series - The mid-range bathroom renovation. Part three in a four-part series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets and what you need to help you plan your bathroom renovation. Mid-range bathroom renovation costs ($12,000 t

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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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 tiler.

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 tiler.

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Renovation Specialists on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Renovation

Posted 1 week ago

Would like a new kitchen, new bathroom and toilet, remove wall paper and paint. Fix all three rooms and new carpet.

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Install flatpack Kaboodle kitchen

Posted 1 month ago

Take down existing cabinetry and install flat pack kitchen from Kaboodle including benchtop, splashback/tiles. Must have prior experience with installing such kitchen.

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Take down existing shower and put in a new one

Posted 2 months ago

take down existing ... shower and put a new ... curved shower in. Also take down an existing wall. The plumbing would also move to a different wall. Supply and install everything.

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Vinyl shrink wrap

Posted 1 month ago

hi we are wanting to have a fridge door done with vinyl shrink wrap

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Install new rangehood with slight alteration to cabinetry

Posted 3 months ago

We have removed the rangehood (old style recirculating one). We have a new 60cm one (flush under the cabinets). We need it installed and the existing cabinetry changed a bit - new facia and bottom part of cabinet to fit rangehood.

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Replacing a shower cubicle

Posted 4 months ago

Shower cubicle needs replacing.

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Simple kitchen

Posted 2 months ago

An internal wall removed, a old kitchen removed. Build the kitchen, I have units and will get a benchtop made, hang cupboards. Extension of a small deck

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Laundry room to Bathroom conversion

Posted 4 months ago

My laundry room is about 9 square metres. I want to change this to Bathroom with laundry. I need a toilet & bath,and vanities & fittings. And also need to tile walls. Thank you.

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New Shower

Posted 4 months ago

We have a motel and the acrylic floor is cracked and must be leaking under the floor. I will need a plumber and a builder to work together. We are extremely time sensitive and have a window of opportunity from11Nov to20Nov

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Full Wet Room Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

We need a complete wet room conversion with full accessibility from a conventional bathroom and separate toilet. We want quality design ideas and excellent workmanship. Getting it done before winter is ideal.

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New wet area bathroom

Posted 4 months ago

I have a garage sleepout with an area for bathroom, room size approx 1.6m X 2.5m - 3m, the end wall isn't in yet so size can be determined with what shower and vanity to be fitted. End wall will have to be built. Needs shower tray approx 1.6m X1m this can be custom if need be. shower curtain only, handrails, Vanity, toilet, tile floor. Plumbing and light fitting extractor. The main septic line is outside of the wall the new toilet will sit on, plumbing is in the wall from laundry on another sid...

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Modernise existing kitchen

Posted 2 months ago

I want to upgrade our existing kitchen. Job involves: Replace existing cabinets, benchtop, sink tapware, water filter. Designing a new kitchen layout. It needs to be open plan kitchen. Available area is about 3.5m X 7 mts. Supply and install all reqd. materials and trades. Will require plumber, cabinet maker and tiler

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Shower put in basement

Posted 3 months ago

My basement is mainly one room and along one side is a sink and a toilet in the corner; however there is no shower which is needed to make the area self contained. The ceiling height is low, around 6'5' and the floor in the sink area is already tiled but will probably need taking up or drilling through. I think the water to the sink has hot and cold but the hot has been blocked off. There are also a couple of power points which would need moving and it will be necessary to buy a shower box -...

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Repair/replace damaged formica panel in shower

Posted 1 month ago

One of the formica panels in one of our showers has beenm damaged and needs replacing/repairing.

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Russell bathroom

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking at renovating our bathroom, it needs a wall knocked out...and.pretty much gutted and start a fresh...building work mainly needed, and tyling ...possibly.. plumber...bathroom is small at the moment, 2.5 x 2.5 roughly at the moment...will also need wash house ,toilet and entrance hall done at some stage Thank you :)

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Bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

Bathroom renovation Whangarei

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New kitchen

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking for a installer to get our kaboodle kitchen in, as well as a electrician and plumber. We are very flexible time wise. Please help us!

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Pauline

Posted 4 months ago

My mum has an old bath that she wants removed and a new bath put in Also needs hand rails so she can hold onto something when walking up to the garden over steps

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Fix bathroom heater installation

Posted 1 month ago

Fan heater unit in ceiling has come loose after cleaning and we cannot keep it in the ceiling. It looks as if it was placed too close to a wooden beam so one side is not fixed in place. Needs way of fixing into wood or moving.

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En-suite Andy garage plastering

Posted 5 months ago

I would like quotes for two jobs, 1 large 1 small. (1) A new addition in the form of an en-suite bathroom and (2) plastering of two walls and the ceiling of a garage and possibly a new door

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 130,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Flat Renovation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

30th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom fixup


22nd August 2017

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Kitchen replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

shower put in basement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Basement renovation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plamen

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th May 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Renovation Specialists in Whangarei

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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box13 ltd

Joined October 2016

hi , we have been renovating properties for 20 years , from fitting new bathrooms & kitchens , plastering , painting , paper hanging , artistic decorating , tiling to landscaping & landscape construction including decks & patios ,verandas , gazebos & pergolas & custom made outdoor kitchens

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Southern star building and maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2018

We are a small but growing business who takes on all maintenance work around your property. All jobs undertaken from small to large. Workmanship and quality guaranteed. We offer competitive quotes and meeting of deadlines

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Paramount Construction 2004 Ltd

Joined May 2010

We are locally owned and have operated in the Northland area for the last 20 odd years. We have carried out renovations to bathrooms, kitchens etc as well as office fit outs and new additions. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We also carry out Insurance repairs to both residential and farm buildings including steel framed sheds. We...

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about concrete

Joined July 2011

LICENCED BUILDING PRACTITIONER Residential and/or non-residential concrete floors walls footings piles etc...FOUNDATIONS "Garea Pools Established in pool construction since 1980" Full project management or labour only options available. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

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Advancedesign Architecture

Joined October 2012

We are an experienced Architectural Design company with over 500 building consents issued. LBP registered Builders as well, so we come from a practical background. In house Engineer & Resource Consent Planner available for a complete and comprehensive design service. We enjoy creating great homes and buildings and are partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help create cost effective homes for...

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Renovation New Zealand

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're a design and build renovation company based in Whangarei. We get our kicks out of helping homeowners achieve their renovation dream. We often meet homeowners that have been dreaming about a renovation for a long time. The trouble is they are not sure if their renovation is even possible or where to start. There are a number of things than can trip up an idea - local council requi...

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New Vision Building and Construction Ltd

Joined October 2016

Welcome to New Vision Building and Construction Ltd. As a member of the Licensed Building Practitioners Board we specialise in new homes, renovations, additions and alterations. Get in touch to begin the process of creating your dream home. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Haighdevelopments

Joined January 2013

Spanning four generations and over a hundred years "Haigh" builders have prided themselves on top quality workmanship . From before 1900 the Haigh name in whangarei and the north has been stamped on local icons ( Churches ,hospitals,bridges,banks,fire stations,dairy and housing. Today the third and fourth generation carry on the same quality and pride in there construction.

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Ultimate Construction

Joined July 2015

Ultimate Construction is a premier construction company delivering high quality projects on time and on budget, with 20 years experience in all aspects of construction you can rest assured you have the best boutique builders in the industry. "THE DETAIL IS THE DIFFERENCE"

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T.M.D Services

Joined September 2018

Hi, my name's Tom. I am a, honest reliable person that will not charge through the roof. Happy to come and visit to run through your options. Weather it be a leaky tap or a bathroom renovation, I will endeavour to provide you with a quality service.

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JC Repairs Bream Bay

Joined June 2018

Owner operator, completing interior & exterior renovations and repairs including decking, retaining, fencing and general handyman work over the last 25 years. I also specialise in swimming pool & spa installation and maintenance and can sort your small excavation jobs as owner operater of a 1.8 tonne digger. I like to meet deadlines and pride myself on completing jobs on budget. I am happy to gi...

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ALL DONE

Joined October 2016

Hi there, Having worked in many industries including construction and also technician positions ,has provided me with experience to tackle almost any task. I am very handy and can think outside the box to resolve any problem you might have at a reasonable rate. Thank you for your consideration.

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R&P Building Works Limited

Joined July 2017

Established in 2004, R&P Building Works is a New Zealand owned, family operated business based in Kerikeri with over 25 years experience in the building industry. We work with our clients to deliver quality building solutions from renovations, alterations, to complete builds. Using quality materials and staff, we get the best result, on time and on budget.

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Dream Builders Bay of Islands Limited

Joined March 2019

WE’RE BLAIR AND ADAM, THE FAR NORTH’S DREAM BUILDERS. With a joint experience of over 30 years in the industry, we’ve built everything you can imagine: and quite a few things you can’t! Not only are we best mates, we’re also absolutely passionate about joinery, creative carpentry, cabinetmaking and custom designs for new homes and renovations. Our building skills have taken us across the world at...

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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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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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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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Anthony Rawlinson construction limited

Joined February 2019

I have over 24 years as a carpenter working in both the commercial buildings and residential in the uk and new New Zealand I work to a high standard and have great at problem solving

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HOMEWORX

Joined October 2016

We are qualified tradespeople the provide a comprehensive service that meets all our clients requirements. We have the abilities to take on and complete small medium a large jobs Both commercial and domestic jobs. We continue to meet and exceed our clients requirements. We Pride ourselves in our professionalism and quality of workmanship each and every time. Call John on 0211 825 408 any tim...

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AB Building

Joined January 2019

Hi, previously trading as Blood Sweat and Tears, partner has moved on now trading on my own. I can provide competitive quotes for a variety of work and I will try to work within your time frame.

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