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  Reply # 967019 14-Jan-2014 18:14 Send private message

timmmay: I've used builderscrack but I'm not recommending it any more. When you award a job to a tradesman you have to rate their workmanship and performance, before the job even starts. I contacted them about it and didn't get a reply. I left a comment on their blog and it says "awaiting moderation". So all in all it seems to be abandoned, or at least very poorly designed and supported.


Looks like they are still going, because after visiting their website, I am now getting their google banner adverts appearing. I think the nocowboys website is another one of these websites that rates tradesmen.

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  Reply # 967053 14-Jan-2014 19:23 Send private message

sonyxperiageek:
isis: I've got a Villa and have completed two bathrooms in the last 10 months.
Ensuite which is no bigger than 5 sqm has cost me in excess of 10k. We laugh at quotes come through for turn key solution and wondering how they can justify these prices..but getting contractors in individually has cost this much!
Eletrical for lights, fan, heated towel rail is small compared to plumbing cost!


One of the previous electricians that we had quoted for the job was for around $1600, but the electrician recommendation by blackjack17 has quoted us for around $500! What a big difference!


Hi... not sure if i'm just being blind, but who did blackjack17 reccomend ?

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  Reply # 967366 15-Jan-2014 09:45 Send private message

I sent it as a pm as I hadn't asked the guy if I could post his number online, if anyone wants I can pm you his name and number.  I can also recommend a plumber, a cripple and a flooring contractor. All highly experienced, NZ trained.  They might not be the cheapest but they won't rip you off (two of them are family members)



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  Reply # 973291 24-Jan-2014 00:19 Send private message

Hi guys, just wanted to know if the waterproofing job is usually for the builder or for the plumber please?

Thanks.




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  Reply # 973313 24-Jan-2014 07:36

timmmay: They estimated 4-6 weeks but it took 8. I didn't have a breakdown of each trades cost as we used a firm to do it. You don't want to know what it cost.


Sounds like my neighbor's bathroom. There were a lot of days when no work was done at all. The loss of continuity led to mistakes, the worst being the bath waste was left disconnected.

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  Reply # 973316 24-Jan-2014 07:54 Send private message

sonyxperiageek: Hi guys, just wanted to know if the waterproofing job is usually for the builder or for the plumber please?

Thanks.


Waterproofing is usually done by the tiler or by a specialist waterproofer.

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  Reply # 973326 24-Jan-2014 08:19 Send private message

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sonyxperiageek: Hi guys, just wanted to know if the waterproofing job is usually for the builder or for the plumber please?

Thanks.


Waterproofing is usually done by the tiler or by a specialist waterproofer.


Pretty sure the plumber I recommended to you can do waterproofing (as can most plumbers). Some tilers can as well



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  Reply # 973524 24-Jan-2014 13:38 Send private message

blackjack17:
Handle9:
sonyxperiageek: Hi guys, just wanted to know if the waterproofing job is usually for the builder or for the plumber please?

Thanks.


Waterproofing is usually done by the tiler or by a specialist waterproofer.


Pretty sure the plumber I recommended to you can do waterproofing (as can most plumbers). Some tilers can as well


Yes, was just wondering what tradesman usually does this, thanks.






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  Reply # 973527 24-Jan-2014 13:49 Send private message

By the way, we decided to change our shower type preference, from a framed shower to a frame-less shower. So if anybody is looking for a 1000mm by 1000mm, 2-sided, chrome frame with a side contour liner (comes with free waste!) shower, we are selling one. Also comes with an acrylic tray. It was bought here and was bought at the end of October last year. Was looking for around $850 for it, and you must organise pickup from West Auckland please.






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  Reply # 982847 9-Feb-2014 18:34 Send private message

I was wondering if a tiling contractor needs to have a license to be able to tile things like a builder does?




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