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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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 on to find out how this family hired a plasterer for their living room reno.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Bathroom/ Laundry/ Hallway floor needs replacing

Posted 2 months ago

Presently, there is soft flooring around the bath tub, around the hot water cylinder in the Laundry stretching to the hallway where there is a definite hole in the floor under the carpet. If we could get someone to come and do the work in December or January 2022 that would be great.

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Bathroon renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Batllhroom renovation, install new shower, hand basin, toilet.new walls and flooring

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New Kitchen Renovations, New Bathroom and 2 Bed unit build

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, The commercial 90 Bank Street building that I need renovated needs a new kitchen, Bathroom and 2 bedroom built. Need a Firewall built to fire safety standards on the 1st floor. Need this done within a 2 to 3 month period, Start time End of February, end time end April 2022 I am needing a floor in the building converted to a 2 bed self contained unit, New kitchen, new Bathroom and walls for 2 bed rooms. And I need a firewall installed. I have been given a $56,000 estimation from a...

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Quote for New kitchen

Posted 2 months ago

Design and install new kitchen to a 1910 farm house. Rough design attached. Plumbing Electrical work walk in scullery. Breakfast Island Bar All new appliances Gas stove Dishwasher Double sink Splash back Lots of shelving in scullery.

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Insert 3 Side Shower

Posted 2 months ago

The old shower has been removed. New Shower (tray, door and 3 sided liner) is purchased. 1600 X 900 shower We have a plumber, need a BUILDER to help install the liner and door please. Tiles need to be removed to make the shower fit and new gib need to be attached to around 1m². Would like this to be done asap and hopefully work continue through all restriction levels as this is an essential service.

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Bath

Posted 2 months ago

Can anyone give me a quote what it will cost to box a bath in with bath side

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Shower bath tub

Posted 1 month ago

Remove shower and vanity replace with a shower in bathtub new vanity’s and toilet

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Living and kitchen reno

Posted 2 months ago

general renovations open plan kitchen and lounge

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Woolleys Bay

Posted 1 hour ago

Require urgent quote for repairs on Woolleys Bay bach. 2 storey 4 bed hardie weatherboard cladded dwelling. Actual work not urgent so can work around availability. - hardie weatherboard cladding jointers have moved and require replacing in parts around dwelling - all plywood wall cladding showing signs of decay and is un protected e.g. no paint system applied - some signs of water entry around window on upper level - flash around openings, corner soakers on existing hardies require repla...

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Bathroom Remodel #2

Posted 1 week ago

Remove existing bathtub, shower, and vanity. Install new flooring, shower, vanity. Possibly window replacement. Not urgent. I bought this 1990 home 6 months ago. No cowboys please.

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Shower replacement

Posted 3 weeks ago

Old shower pulling out and refitting new shower.

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Maunu Bathroom

Posted 3 months ago

Remove shower screen doors . Toilet. handbasin. Install new shower screens. New toilet and hand basin . Use existing plumbing. Install new towel rail and toilet roll holder . Fix a flat mirror to wall .

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Bathroom remodel

Posted 3 weeks ago

Remove existing bathtub, shower, and vanity. Install new flooring, shower, vanity. Possibly window replacement. Not urgent. I bought this 1990 home 6 months ago. No cowboys please.

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Bathroom and wardrobe reno

Posted 2 weeks ago

We’re looking for some quotes for in preparation to renovate our bathroom and wardrobe. For our bathroom we want to swap the current shower over bath with a wet floor shower and replace the current vanity with a custom made one to work around the piping. For our wardrobe, it backs onto a small storage cupboard and we want to remove the wall to create one walk in wardrobe for the master bedroom. Would also need to turn the storage cupboard door into a wall.

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New Bathroom build

Posted 2 days ago

I need a new Bathroom built in a commercial building, 90 Bank Street. I am needing a floor in the building converted to a 2 bed self contained unit, New kitchen, new Bathroom and walls for 2 bed rooms. And I need a firewall installed. I have been given a $56,000 estimation from a local builder, but he is busy.

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Shower walls

Posted 1 month ago

Shower walls are rotten at the bottom and needs replacing with new sheets. Unless some body can come up with an idea for our bathroom.

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Bathroom Renovation and General Repairs

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for a Tradie who can do some work on our 50’s house in Onerahi. The major part is the bathroom, which need a new shower enclosure installed. There is a second bathroom that could be looked at also - we would like to get an idea whether it's possible to install a shower in that one too. Remove/replace some rotten window frames around the house. Painting ceiling in a few rooms – misc touch ups throughout. Repair/replace broken tiles on roof. Clear guttering while up there. Ther...

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New Bathroom

Posted 3 months ago

I want to build a bathroom, and install a kitchen sink on the opposite wall. Location: Kamo, Whangarei It will have to be consented. Let me know if you can help.

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House Renovation

Posted 1 week ago

Builders wanted to replace exterior cladding with board & batten, replace wooden joinery with aluminium and replace old guttering. New bathroom.

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Small bathroom renovation

Posted 2 months ago

- Repair/ replace ceiling panel - Install through wall bathroom ventilation - Upgrade lighting fixture

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 215,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Small Bathroom updgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th October 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Crack in the shower wall which may rot the wood behind it

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Charlie Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Enlarge pantry and make new hallway closet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th December 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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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Bricon Building & Construction Ltd

Joined December 2020

Hi, Whangarei based small Business with LBP Builder and apprentice . 14 plus years experience in the industry covering a wide range from residential to Commercial. New Build , Extensions , Renovations , Kitchens ,Bathrooms, Decks Pergolas ,Fences , sheds and the list goes on . We here at Bricon Pride our self's in doing a quality job completing in the time frame and budget set out. Even goi...

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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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NJB CONSTRUCT LTD

Joined November 2016

We are a building contractor that specialise in - Commercial Interior Fit Out Residential Renovations Timber & laminate Flooring Kitchen & Bathroom Reno’s Exterior Decking & Fencing We are by no means your cheapest contractor out there but when you click to go with NJB, you can be guaranteed quality workmanship along with constant communication throughout your job leaving you with a c...

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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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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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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. Kaboodle Kitchen, Bunnnings preferred installer. I like to meet deadlines and pride mys...

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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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Jordan Building Services Ltd

Joined June 2020

We are a new company offering a professional building experience with more than 25 years experience and a licensed builder in charge,your project will be in good hands. We specialise in smaller renovations ad additions, where quality workmanship is paramount. Please check out our Facebook page Jordan Building Services to see what we do( updated regularly).

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Those Guys Pro Services

Joined September 2020

We are very professional, meet deadlines for project completion and definitely work hard. We take pride in our competitive pricing and quotes, and always stick to the budget. We offer competitive pricing and deliver a high standard of work on every job. Your more than welcome to view our facebook and instagram pages for more work and projects completed. Services include: Tiling Splashba...

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JC BUILD

Joined May 2020

Qualified builder,LBP, new builds, renovations small or large. Decks, retaining walls, pergolas, carports. For all your carpentry needs, I take pride in my workmanship and taking care of my clients needs. Always happy to hear what you need done. For a free quote get in touch. Cheers

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Five Star Contractors Ltd

Joined August 2015

Five Star Contractors Ltd are a registered NZ building company with qualified, licensed and insured tradesmen. Specializing in all aspects of residential building services from Re-Clads, New Builds, Extensions, Renovations, Alterations, Demolition, Decks, Fences, Landscaping, Concrete, Earthworks, Transport, Backyard Clean Ups, Maintenance and Organising All Other Trades. We can provide free quote...

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Clayton Hicks

Joined September 2019

I’m a hard working and reliable carpenter with many years of experience and an eye for detail. I currently work full time for a high end builder working on multi million dollar architectural homes that only the best will do. I’ll be available after hours and weekends for anything from those small annoying jobs to decks and renovations. (Currently due to covid restrictions we cant get to our us...

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Belac Builders Ltd

Joined February 2021

Hi, I've been building for 8 years doing quality residential and light commercial renovations, Additions, Pergolas ,Decks and Fences, I pride myself in punctuality and finishing work the way I would want it in my own home -Bcito qualified -Licensed building practitioner Instagram : Belacbuilders_ltd Facebook : Belac builders LTD

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S M Renovations and Painting

Joined April 2021

Dear customers, We have done so many renovations in the past and we have great experience in major renovations. -Waterproofing PS3 certificate ( certified and we do new builds) -Tiling (Total Tiling Solution since 2003) -Pergolas -Decking -Painting (interior & Exterior) -Flooring We are very professional and we take our projects seriously. We work hard and we meet out deadlines fo...

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Studio Sio Ltd

Joined April 2021

Hello, my name is Shanta Trusewich and I run Studio Sio. I am an interior and architectural designer, with over ten years experience in both NZ and NYC. I design and project manage residential; retail; hospitality; and office projects, collaborating on client briefs and manifesting them into spaces that are functional, well crafted, and beautiful. I can provide 3D renderings, plans to build...

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Mark Topliss

Joined October 2017

Hi I am a trade qualified Licensed Builder with 37 years experience specialising in renovation and repair work utilising old school skills and a high standard of finishing work in both Residential and Commercial.

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cadplanz

Joined July 2011

I am a building technologist specialising in all forms of residential construction - from earth to steel & glass I have Site 2 and Design 2 licenses form the DBH

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Southern star building and maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2018

We are a small but growing business who take on all general maintenance and carpentry work in and 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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SJ Walker Builders ltd

Joined October 2020

SJ Walker Builders ltd specialise in renovations, maintenance and demolition. We are a small hardworking team who demonstrate quality workmanship and attention to detail.

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Parsons builders

Joined April 2017

35+yrs building new homes pre- fabs renovations cabins painting no lbp license overseeing jobs start to finish all the knowledge + experience to get the job done +a great team of guys

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