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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest renovating case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

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.

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.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

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

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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

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

Attic renovation

Posted 2 months ago

We are in a 1920 villa and wanting our attic renovated. We are looking for a builder willing to take on the job and is reasonably priced.

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Bathroom Wet Floor

Posted 3 months ago

Add wet floor in bathroom.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 months ago

there is a leak in the wall. Water damage has spread to the floor in the bedroom next door to Bathroom. So looking to reconfigure/ upgrade the Bathroom and move the window as well.

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Potter Home Rest Home

Posted 2 months ago

Turn a bathroom into an office. Another room into a shower and toilet. *plumbing already there. Another room into a hair dressing room. Plumbing there also. Needing to be completed within a 3 month time frame.

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Bathroom Reno

Posted 3 months ago

Wet floor in bathroom. Plus a quote for a ramp and widening 2 doorways for a wheelchair and shower commode:

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Change shower from shower box to walk in tiled shower

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking for someone to remove the shower box in an en-suite bathroom and replace it with a walk-in tiled shower for easier access. Start time of the job is flexible.

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Dakota #2

Posted 5 months ago

The work is ceiling, walls, flooring and the window framing. Shower, toilet, vanity are fine.

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Enlarge pantry and make new hallway closet

Posted 2 weeks ago

Current pantry does not optimise space and is too small. I want to separate current pantry and make approx 1/3rd into a hallway closet (create new door in hallway) and expand the rest of the pantry into existing fridge space area (floor to ceiling and remove existing cabinetry), and have some type of french doors. The new pantry will have as many shelves as possible to accomodate food and storage - and the newly built wall should have a whiteboard magnetic finish so we can write on it and/or...

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 days ago

Remove shower over bath and install cubicle, regib. New toilet and vanity. New fittings, install extraction and redo floor

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Gray's bathroom reno

Posted 4 months ago

We wish to modernize our bathroom. Currently we have 3 separate rooms. A shower, a toilet and a bathroom. Move the toilet to the shower room. Then remove a wall between shower and bathroom. Remove the bath. Turn the old toilet area into a large shower. Install a renovated China cabinet as a double vanity. Replacing windows. Brick work for wall.

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 4 months ago

renew the surface of the kitchen; kitchen ventilator replacement, etc.

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Shower Fit

Posted 1 month ago

We have a rental unit in kensington, whangarei that has a shower need replacing, currently a 3x sheet seratone type of walls, that have started breaking down and we want this replaced with a 3 sided shower insert .

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Bathroom reno / remodel

Posted 2 months ago

Full bathroom makeover, demolish old shower, bath, vanity. Relocate shower and vanity, tiling to be done etc. Need to know estimated time frame to complete. Also would like a honest price as I have only just entered a estmated price from the top of my head. Just wanting an updated bathroom as mine is over 30 years old

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Bathroom

Posted 3 months ago

Good afternoon We are trying to obtain a code of compliance for our home and are hoping you can help. Prior to us purchasing the property (2005) a structural supporting wall had been removed which we recently found out was without a permit. We have had it checked and have been told that it is code compliant. The old bath and vanity has also been relocated – to what was the Laundry - the toilet was existing in the Laundry. The old bathroom is now an office. The plumbing was done pro...

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Bathroom Remodel

Posted 3 months ago

Gut existing bathroom and kitchen and remodel. We need a builder, plumber and tiler - most likely "labour only" - as we have already purchased some of the materials for the remodel but are more than happy to discuss options and take advice on the purchase of remaining materials to achieve our desired end result. Unit was built in 1950 and is masonry from the ground up, with concrete foundation and bare concrete floors, cinder block walls that have either been painted or covered with panel...

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Small Bathroom updgrade

Posted 2 months ago

Shower replaced. A few floor boards repaired We will purchase shower to be replaced. Floor boards to be sanded and polished, we can arrange floor sander / polisher if required.

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Replace kitchen doors and panel

Posted 1 month ago

Upgrade panels and kitchen doors, drawers. Area Kamo Whangarei, note house is empty

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

Posted 3 weeks ago

I am looking to renovate the bathroom at my house in Hikurangi and would be interested in getting a quote once we get out of Level 4 Lockdown

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Total do up

Posted 5 months ago

Advice then pricing to do best cost effective do up

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Install shower and vanity

Posted 1 month ago

Hi. We need a shower installed and vanity. We will take out the old stuff

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 204,000 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 over bath

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd January 2020

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

Charlie Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

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

Charlie Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2021

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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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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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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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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Total Building and Carpentry Ltd

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been building for 20 years focusing on small builds and renovations. We appreciate all opportunities in the construction industry and work hard to meet timelines and budgets. I am a Licensed Building Practitioner and am a current member of NZ Certified Builders

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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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EMBARC Architectural Design

Joined March 2020

Hi there! I'm an Architectural Designer and Licensed Building Practitioner with experience in both new build and renovation projects. I can provide you with a variety of services from Conceptual Designs, Resource Consents to Building Consent documentation. I pride myself in open communication, accuracy, and professionalism which has enabled me to see out successful projects spanning over...

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Carpentaria ltd

Joined September 2018

Hi, I've been building for at least 15 years, and found my best work is in finishing and detail work. My specialty is renovation work, kitchens, bathrooms and premium decks. I’m also one of the kitchen installers contracted by PLACEMAKERS Whangarei. My tool box is geared toward carpentry, and have the equipment to do joinery work, associated with kitchens cabinetry, which I enjoy. My wo...

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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. -Tiling -Pergolas -Decking -Painting (interior & Exterior) -Waterproofing ( certified and we do new builds) -Flooring We are very professional and we take our projects seriously. We work hard and we meet out deadlines for project completion. Our team is very friendl...

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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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NJB CONSTRUCT LTD

Joined November 2016

We are a building contractor that specialise in - Interior Fit Out Office Refurbishments Residential Renovations & Repairs Timber & laminate Flooring Bathroom Reno’s Decking We are by no means your cheapest contractor out there but you can be guaranteed quality workmanship along with constant communication throughout your job leaving you with a clean, tidy and reliable job finish....

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Transforming Residential Limited

Joined January 2016

Small residential business that specialises in additions, renovations and parts there of. Reputable builder with previous apprentice awards, and he maintains that through out all work completed. A registered company with a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP), a member of the Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA) and hold current Site Safe qualifications as well as First Aid. Extensive...

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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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Boost Construction Limited

Joined January 2014

Boost Construction Ltd have been building and renovating quality homes for the past 15 years. While we specialise in renovations and new builds we enjoy smaller jobs and can met the clients needs with competitive quotes and timelines. We are a professional small building team and are keen to help you with your next project. We are fully insured and are LBP registered.

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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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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder Truck Drivers,Machine Operators full licenced *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) and LBP *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool...

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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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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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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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Alpha 1 Tiling

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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Tilestone Limited

Joined February 2019

TileStone Performance: Full Tiling service ( Bathroom, kitchen, toilet, laundry, ensuite floor and wall) Floor Screeding Waterproofing services Underfloor Heating Installation Professional Sealant Services Sauna Tiling Swimming Pools Tiling TileStone Restoration and Refurbishment: Tile Stone and Grout restoration Re-grout Tile replacement Seal grout Apply sealer Tile Stone and Grou...

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