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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

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.

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

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.

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Posted 30 minutes ago

Need door frames measured for doors and doors hung. The doors are a lock wood taller than average and need to be ordered??? I also need some shelving and other little jobs done

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Install new front door

Posted 1 hour ago

Hi, needing a new front door put in where my ranch slider is, the other entrance door to be closed up. Also need two small walls to be knocked down and need to know if they are structural. Depending on costs for those there could be more work avalible such as a chimney removal

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Deck resize

Posted 1 hour ago

Second story deck/carport resized to small balcony, re-clad, new stairs. Cladding is currently asbestos decking, it will be removed prior to work starting. Possible water damage to current framing.

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Wooden pergola

Posted 2 hours ago

need a pergola built over a deck and potentially replace top layer of deck

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Replacing some decking boards and create steps

Posted 2 hours ago

Wanting to replace top part of the decks boards as it's a bit bouncy. Also wanting to create one long step at the bottom of the deck to the grass area

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Removing/Transportation/Install of Stair Balustrade

Posted 3 hours ago

We are wanting to remove the stair balustrade and railing, transport it to our powdercoater and then reinstall it once completed.

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Pool deck

Posted 5 hours ago

I need a pool deck built. Pool is in place so can start straight away Pool is 6m x 3m

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Assessment on whether post is structural and removal

Posted 5 hours ago

See photo attached of post. Happy to send through more pictures. Would like to know whether the post can be removed and removal of post if possible.

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Deck reinforcement for spa pool installation

Posted 14 hours ago

We want to put a spa pool in our deck but have been advised the deck will need reinforcement in order to take the weight. Otherwise it could damage the deck which is attached to the house. We would like to have this done by November.

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Deck foundation

Posted 15 hours ago

This job is in a caravan park so it must not be permanent (no concrete) I need a foundation for a cabin to sit on securely, the cabin is 6.2 L x 2.4 W I need to extend the deck area by another 700 mm W, this part will need a floor to match up flush with both the cabin and the caravan floors, it will also need a wall 700 wide , this all needs to be attached together, I have put photos of the site, cabin and van also a scribbled plan, the cabin is stuck in Auckland due to the lockdown, b...

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Remove 30m2 wooden floor boards and framing

Posted 16 hours ago

Remove approx 30m2 of 'stage' floor (show in photos) and all framing underneath. Kitchen units will have been removed already.

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Melamine cupboard wall blown out - repair / replace

Posted 19 hours ago

Melamine internal cupboard wall has blown out from water from the fridge. Can a section be cut out and replaced or can the melamine sheet be replaced?

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Small Deck

Posted 22 hours ago

Wanting to build a small deck (3m x 7.6m) and have it completed in October.

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Deck and Pergola Silverdale Loc

Posted 22 hours ago

Hi wanting to have flat deck on a concrete outdoor area and if possible a wooden pergola.

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Window inserts

Posted 23 hours ago

Hi. Looking for someone to install double glazed aluminium windows to existing timber joinery. Old windows need to be removed. Double glazed windows will be sourced by me. Prefer suggestions whether to do just inserts or remove window frame as well. Thanks

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Reception Desk - Rebuild

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for a carpenter to rebuild our reception desk.

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Outdoor deck balustrade

Posted 1 day ago

Existing deck I need timber balustrades for or deck railing

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Replace rotten timber windowsill

Posted 1 day ago

Bottom of window sill is rotten and has a hole in it, needs replacing.

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Deck sand and re stain

Posted 1 day ago

I need my deck re stained. I would I a quote for the prep and stain of deck. It’s got old stain which I’ve had a go a water blasting but more difficult than I thought. Not sure if needs sanding right back Quite large not sure measurements but see photos

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Replacement of old section of deck and new pergola to be built

Posted 1 day ago

Have a section of old decking that is rotten so need this section replaced, and then want a new pergola built on this section of the deck. Looking for someone able to do this asap, ideally want it completed within the next 4 weeks. Looking for quotes to complete this

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Recent carpentry 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.

Slat Bed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace toilet floor

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

24th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

43 Patrick Rice Drive

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rotten Deck Posts

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extend and brace fence + build outside cabinet and bench

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden window repairs and window hanging.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair or replace wooden 'top' or 'lid' to outside 'box' 280cm X 75 cm

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Urgent - Install seratone or similar behind laundry tub

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Caravan - Add Cabinet/Seating

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor wood shed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Carrington

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th September 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Hang a door to replace an existing wardrobe door #3

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build a deck

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extend front deck and build wheelchair ramp

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small carpentry repair to plywood basement door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck restoration/replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Windows and decks repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Architrave and Skirting in sleepout- mitre expert needed!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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