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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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

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

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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.

Remove shower

Posted 1 month ago

We need our ensuite shower removed to find where it has been leaking. Potentially we may also need someone to re-gib, and replace the shower, vanity and toilet.

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Quote for Bathroom Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

I require a quote (before Xmas please) for a bathroom renovation. Upstairs bathroom with bath over shower, toilet in the same room, but also have additional downstairs toilet. Planning on removing bath and installing shower stall and vanity unit, as well as replacing both toilets as part of the job. Some tiling work will be required in the bathroom.

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Renovation of bathroom and toilet

Posted 1 month ago

Take wall out and join toilet to bathroom, replace bath and shower , vanity

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Shower removal and install new one

Posted 5 months ago

We need an old shower removed and a new 900 x 900 corner shower installed in the same place. Shower is supplied. Flexible to work in with timeframe.

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Bathroom update

Posted 4 months ago

Remove old bathroom replace floor, wall lining, and fit new units

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Bathroom kitchen reno

Posted 5 months ago

Change concertory to kitchen, complete bathroom rebuild

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Punga Grove

Posted 5 months ago

Hi, we want to renovate our bathroom and also change our front door from a rangeslider to a wooden door with glass either side of it. We would like this done as soon as possible.

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Kitchen installation

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, We need someone to help us install a kitchen we bought on trademe, on or as close to Jan 22nd as possible. Please let us know if you're available and can quote for kitchen cabinet installation etc. The kitchen is a galley kitchen on the other side of the room from the original kitchen. There will also be new rewiring taking place in the house. Kind regards Rachel Krum

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Smithyman reno

Posted 2 months ago

I want a vanity and shower removed and replaced. Want a quote to make sure I am ordering correct plumbing reasonably quickly but work can start later. Only bathroom in house

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FWC

Posted 2 months ago

a new kitchen, bathroom, added varander,

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Bayswater Place

Posted 5 months ago

Apparently there is a small leak in the shower that needs fixing and possibly some damage to the floor. I’m not sure if I need a plumber or a builder. I’m hoping I can get someone that can fix both problems .

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Entrance way/deck and bathroom reno

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking for someone to help us with a functional and modern bathroom Reno, as-well as our deck and entrance. We are wanting to put in bi-fold doors to create indoor outdoor flow from the lounge area to the deck. Our bathroom space is quite small so we are wanting to maximise space and storage in this area as it doubles as a laundry too. We are looking for someone that is available now and can help us figure out the design concept. We are wanting to achieve added re-sell value to the prope...

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Renovation kitchen

Posted 1 month ago

Take wall out and replace kitchen, making more space

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Rumpus conversion, carport extension, level floor, add wardrobes & ranchslider

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking to do some renovations in our newly purchased 1989 100 sqm home. The preliminary drawings have now been produced and I will send them to those expressing interest. In summary, we would like quotes for the following as separate jobs:- 1) Removal of log burner (to include making good the roof) 2) Replacement of existing single 1300mm doorway in the lounge with an approx 1700/1800mm ranchslider. 3) Creation of a bigger wardrobe alcove in the smallest bedroom by including the spac...

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Bathroom vanity replacement

Posted 2 months ago

Remove old bathroom vanity replace with new

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Phillips quote bathroom

Posted 3 months ago

1. Renovate current bathroom, small 2.2mt x 1.6mt bathroom. replace bath/shower (over bath), basin, wall, flooring 2. Install shower and basin in existing laundry (currently no shower) 3. Replace 2x toilets

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Insurance quote for bathroom

Posted 1 week ago

I require a quote for the insurance company. They have asked for a plumbers quote for the bathroom as I have a leak somewhere.

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Bathroom reno

Posted 5 months ago

Old small bathroom, needs floor replaced as has been a leak under bathroom for awhile, wanting to put in new shower, vanity, towel rail and toilet.

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New downstairs bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

We're wanting to add a second bathroom (ensuite) downstairs, directly under the existing upstairs bathroom. We would like help in designing and understanding the steps involved. (Please excuse current paraphernalia!)

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Walk in shower

Posted 4 months ago

floor mod to create fall tile wall and floor new vanity,toilets grab rails i will provide tiles,ply for floor vanity,toilets. i will remove flooring etc to cut costs approx 4m2 floor,14m2 wallls

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 183,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Shower replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Putting in beam, building pergola,

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New wet area bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower over bath

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

24th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom


7th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Reline shower & fit mixer tap - Kamo, Whangarei

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2019

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

Glenn Flockhart

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
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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JKC Construction Ltd

Joined February 2020

We are a small Whangarei based building and construction company with 27 years experience in the building industry.. We specialise in renovations, new builds, decks, fences, retaining and general maintenance work...... no job is too small Friendly honest team and always looking to please our clients.

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Blair building

Joined March 2015

hi,weve been building new homes for thorne group for ten years.We specialise in new homes and renovations and will work hard to achieve all budgets and timeframes.A content and happy customer is our 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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JC BUILD

Joined May 2020

Qualified builder, 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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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.

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With over 15 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng ... ) based in Christchurch but has undertaken projects all around the country. I am also an Engineering New Zealand Practice Area Assessor for Structural Engineers and a Auckland City Council Producer Statement Author (PSA#... ). I have a broad experience in structural design, seismic assessment, repair and strength...

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MPV Building Services Ltd

Joined August 2011

Been living and working out west for over 30 years. I'm into doing it right first time. Satisfaction guaranteed. Dislike people being ripped off. Fully equipped utes for a quick no mess, no fuss job. All debris removed. Hard to find good reliable help these days. In my time I have done a multitude of various types of jobs and projects. Some of these include Walkways, Bridges, Stairways. Various...

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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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A&C CONTRACTORS NZ LIMITED

Joined May 2019

We are specialized in new builds and renovation, and we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We take pride in what we do and we make sure that whatever we do, will meet our client's needs. We provide competitive quotes and try to complete the jobs on budget. We always make sure that we hit our deadlines. We are here to help you along the way and to turn that piece of paper into reality. We woul...

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Aquapointplumbing Ltd

Joined June 2020

''We are a Team of Certifying Plumbers Our Services include: Plumbing Drain Unblocking Shower and Bath Installations. We at Aquapoint take Great Pride in What We Do While Building Great Relationships that We Care and Look After Long after Our Jobs Done. We Believe a Good Tradesman Does Projects for Others Always Thinking of it as his own. Aquapoint Projects - Directing the Elem...

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Those Guys Property Services

Joined September 2020

Hi, we've been in the property services industry for well over 15 years and can offer you whole range of skill sets. While we enjoy tackling renovations, we do take the time to help out with the smaller things to make your life easier. 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 t...

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Tyler Niland Landscapes Limited

Joined December 2020

Hello, We have been in the construction Industry for over 50 years primarily in residential construction now focused on landscape projects and Tiling. We are creative, experienced and offer a broad network of quality sub contractors. The company constructs, Patios, Walkways, Fences, Driveways, Decks, Walls, interior and exterior tiling , kitchen and Bathroom renovation. The images provided are a...

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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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PGM CONSTRUCTION LTD

Joined August 2016

PGM CONSTRUCTION is a building company willing to take on any size job big or small, we have no trouble with travel. We are a reliable and trustworthy company. We can take full control of your job or let you organise and work in together.We undertake all residential building work from repairing that old door to building your dream home, we also do light commercial work as well. Please don't hesit...

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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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NZ Top Repairs

Joined November 2020

NZ Top Repairs® specialises in repairing damage to a range of hard surfaces to match their original appearance – most of our repairs look as if the damage never happened. We work on-site and can produce pristine results on nearly all hard surfaces, including: Bench tops, Tiles, Showers, Baths, Spas, Vinyl Flooring, Vanity Tops, and Hand Basins

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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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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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VIVED Construction Ltd

Joined May 2018

Owner S. Agar has been a builder for the past 10 years and business owner for 5. VIVED Construction is a team of four who are all passionate about the quality in their workmanship and believe that every home should have equal attention and care throughout the build no matter how big or small. While we specialize in high end architectural builds and major renovations, we are also available for the...

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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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