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Top 5 Home Remodelling Trends in New Zealand

Posted 04/06/13

Here's two great questions to ask yourself. How much better your home would be to live in with a few upgrades? Would seeing the latest home remodelling trends in your property make you feel great? There’s no time like the present to start on some home renovations and improve the quality of your life

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Cabinet Makers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

Cabinet makers use woodworking skills to create cabinets, shelving and furniture. The fundamental focus of cabinet makers is the production of cabinetry. Although they may also produce items that would not be recognised as cabinets, however the same skills and techniques apply. A cabinet may b

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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8 Questions You Should Ask a Kitchen Contractor

Posted 23/04/13

Whether you are remodelling your kitchen or ripping it out, you need to speak with a kitchen contractor. You also need to have some ideas about what you'd like your new kitchen to look like.  Kiwi kitchens are often busy spaces where activities as diverse as socializing, preparing meals or doing

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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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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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

The tiny home movement is a trend that seems to be here to stay. But why has this movement gained so much traction? Is it a genuine trend that’s both socially and economically advantageous? Or is it just the next not-so-big thing in house design?... Exploring NZ's tiny home movement Since

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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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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Repair of all external house facias

Posted 3 days ago

Sand, undercoat, and apply 2 coats of paint for all the external house facia boards including the gable ends. Tradesman to supply white paint please.

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New Build - Built in wall units, wardrobe, vanities, desks etc

Posted 4 days ago

I have drawn up in sketch up the what I am after with the dimensions, wanting a company to quote to manufacture theses. Can be flat pack. Quote for different finishes - will be wood look. I haven't entered the expected cost below.

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Decking over patio/concrete

Posted 4 days ago

I am wanting a decking solution to cover this patio, and then flow across to the sunroom steps, two levels possibly. Also a privacy screen of some sort to replace the glass.

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Bookcase - not urgent

Posted 4 days ago

looking to have a wall book case built for a new house 3.6mt x 2mts x 250mm in white/oyster finish paint or Melamine type finish. May have to build as 2 units to get it into the house. No hurry as cant go anywhere for a while but just trying to get things into place for when the world starts to move again Cheers

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Outdoor steps

Posted 5 days ago

I have an existing set of outdoor stairs that have rotten to the point of being unsafe. I need these replaced.

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Home office desk

Posted 1 week ago

Floating home office desk. 1.8 L x 0.6 D. No legs, fixed by brackets/brace. Rimu or similar timber (one hole for cables to pass to floor) . Custom build to fit space exactly. Example reference image attached

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Aluminium pergola

Posted 1 week ago

Need a specialist to install an aluminium pergola with a glass roof. Could provide the above materials. Anyone with knowledge of the the job stated please get in touch.

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Reinforce deck, remove old boards and fix leakage in windows

Posted 1 week ago

Lift deck boards, add supports underneath, attend to leaking issues around window sills in conservatory . It is three levels up so needs scaffolding. I need you to be a registered builder please and as soon as poss as part of a bigger reno.

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Window frame replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Leaking wooden window frame repair

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Tired Bungalow #2

Posted 1 week ago

Hi There tired old rental so just keen to tidy up cost effectively: - Deck to be replaced (dimensions in photo) which includes a couple of raised steps. - Backdoors need to be replaced - also exploring cost to remove chimney on side of house and weatherboard up - also exploring cost to replace 3 x windows with double glazed windows. Keen for immediate start

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Deck in the backyard

Posted 1 week ago

I want to fix the deck in this area where it used to have a Spa Pool. Now the spa pool is removed, I want to have it uniformly decked. The picture below shows the deck and current measures are 3m x 3.4m

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Camper van joinery

Posted 1 week ago

3 shelves in cabin please

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Handrail replacement and safety improvements

Posted 1 week ago

A new handrail is required and also a look over the whole deck to ensure safety

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New Deck

Posted 1 week ago

We have an old deck that needs replacing. Size : 6m x 4m Flat land Looking to add some form of privacy screens on one side, and potentially a pergola or shade sail for some shade throughout summer. Looking for somebody who can offer some advice, guidance from a design perspective - nothing too crazy just basic and practical.

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Fix window joinery

Posted 1 week ago

A small part of one of the wood windows has gone rotten. I would like to get the hole fixed and sealed so that the rot stops. It is on the second floor but I have a scaffold for access.

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Front Door needs sanding and varnishing (refurbishment)

Posted 1 week ago

Our front door (on the outside...inside is OK) needs to be made good as new. Please see the attached picture. We assume this means sanding and varnishing.

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Deck Stain

Posted 1 week ago

Stain deck .........................................................................

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Build a helper tower for toddler

Posted 1 week ago

After a carpenter to build a height adjustable step stool tower for my toddler to stand on while I prepare food at the kitchen bench. I have found a template online which says it is of intermediate difficulty.

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Chest of drawers restore

Posted 1 week ago

Big chest of drawer to reallign drawer rails, new handles and repainting everything for kids room

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Making boards x 150

Posted 1 week ago

We need a cost to make 150 of these. Attached example. 4 holes Rounded edges Stained

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Recent carpentry reviews

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Replace deck and fix interior timber ceiling

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bamboo/hardwood deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front porch surround - replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rehab Standing Frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th March 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor repair - laundry

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Eugene &Merle

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Shave wooden front door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Timber Pillar replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Craftsman door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

cat door to go into a wooden garage/rumpus room door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden window frames sanding and decoraying

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair Small Spa Pool Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sleepout floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace old deck and extend

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Back Door Repair/Replace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair cracked weather boards #2

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th March 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rehang existing bifold larder door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th March 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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