Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


New Year’s renovations resolutions boosted by The Block


MEDIA RELEASE: 9 January 2013

New Year’s renovations resolutions boosted by The Block

New year’s resolutions to tackle home improvements are off to a flying start. Trades service Builderscrack.co.nz reported a record number of jobs posted by property owners in the first week of 2013. The company credits hit TV shows such as the The Block and the popularity of property shows on Choice TV and The Living Channel with inspiring people to turn their resolutions into renovation reality in their own homes.

“These shows give us all ideas and inspiration about what we can do to our homes, but it’s not often we have all the skills or time needed to carry out a renovation, so professional skill of electricians, tilers, plumbers are needed to help out,” said Keith Roberts of Builderscrack.co.nz

“A huge number of people at home over the holidays seized the opportunity to start home improvements or get on to repairs that have been ignored for some time, many more than the usual seasonal increase”.

47% more jobs were posted on the site by Auckland homeowners in the first week of 2013 compared to 2012 and growth nationally was 30%.

All kinds of trade skills are in demand from laying bathroom tiles to fixing up decks to large renovations. A Manurewa home owner who posted a major building job just before new year had several rapid responses and is in touch with several highly recommended builders about adding an extra storey to their home.

“We hope tradespeople will reap the rewards in 2013 of the burgeoning interest in home improvement, not just for the new year but as an ongoing trend,” added Roberts.

About Builderscrack.co.nz

Established in 2007, Builderscrack.co.nz is New Zealand’s leading site connecting homeowners, who post jobs, with verified tradespeople who respond and fulfil the job. Tradespeople are rated by customers so future customers can evaluate tradespeople based on genuine ratings and price. More than 27,500 jobs have been posted and 23,000 tradespeople reviews written by property owners throughout New Zealand. More than 7,000 tradespeople are registered with the site. Builderscrack.co.nz is 100% Kiwi owned and operated.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: Leighton-Led WGP To Build, Manage Transmission Gully

The Wellington Gateway Partnership, led by a unit of ASX-listed Leighton Holdings, has won the $1 billion contract to build the Transmission Gully road north of Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Gareth Morgan: The Government’s Fresh Water Policy – Revisited

Fresh water quality is the latest area to be in the sights of Gareth Morgan and his research organisation The Morgan Foundation... They found that the fresh water policy was a bit murkier than the Environment Minister let on. More>>

ALSO:

Interest Rates: RBNZ Hikes OCR To 3.5%, ‘Period Of Assessment’ Now Needed

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler raised the official cash rate as expected, while signalling a pause in rate hikes to assess the impact of moves so far this year. The kiwi dollar sank after Wheeler said its strength was “unjustified” and that the currency could have “a significant fall.” More>>

ALSO:

Fonterra: Canpac Site 'Resize' To Focus More On Paediatrics

Fonterra is looking at realigning its packing operations at Canpac, in the Waikato, to focus more on paediatric nutritionals... The proposed changes could mean around 110 roles may not be required at the site which currently employs 330. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Postie Plus Brand Gets 2nd Chance With Well-Funded Pepkor

The Postie Plus brand is getting a new lease of life after South Africa’s Pepkor bought the failed retailer’s assets out of administration and said it will use its purchasing power to reduce costs of stock and fatten margins. More>>

ALSO:

Warming: Warming Signs From State Of Climate Report

Climate data from air, land, sea and ice in 2013 'reflect trends of a warming planet' -- says the latest State of the Climate report, launched by U.S. and New Zealand scientists. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news