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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New Deck + Landing Covering

Posted 20 minutes ago

Looking for a builder for an extension to existing concrete landing / patio. As per photos attached, we are wanting to extend the footprint to the end of the house (Left-hand-side) and run decking the entire length over the existing concrete landing. Looking to remove/cover existing concrete stairs and replace with timber stairs on new decking section. Existing concrete landing - 2.9m width x 4m depth (Door entry 1.1m x 1m) New Deck - 4.5m width x 4m depth x 0.5m height Total = 30sq +/...

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Replace decking

Posted 1 hour ago

Replace decking, approximately 15 square metres .

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Rotten window frame repair

Posted 1 hour ago

There is a board on one of the window frames at our rental property that needs replacing as it is rotting all the way through.

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Doors

Posted 4 hours ago

Design and install doors for kitchen and dinning area One set of doors are Dutch doors and standard door

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Deck extention

Posted 12 hours ago

Need 5m x 3m deck extension to existing 3x4meter deck. Materials can be supplied.

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Flat deck

Posted 14 hours ago

4.7m x2.9m deck with pine in flat courtyard.

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Deck

Posted 15 hours ago

Build a deck with kwila or similar. 3m by 20m. All under 1 metre high. Mostly level ground.

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Floor joist plus others

Posted 15 hours ago

install new floor joist next to existing cracked one. Install new GIB in bathroom and alter door to bathroom. new air vent in concrete.

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Small renovating jobs

Posted 17 hours ago

I need a new main door fitted, some bi-fold doors installed and perhaps a fireplace brick surround removed. Also a price for replacing seratone in the bathroom

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Draughtsman needed for decking project.

Posted 17 hours ago

I'm looking for a draughtsman to draw up a set of drawings that can be submitted to the Tauranga City Council. Our deck has a fall of more than 1.5 meters, hence the drawings required.

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Brighton deck

Posted 18 hours ago

Build a deck approx 3.5 x 3.5m plus steps. And railing

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Pergola roofing

Posted 18 hours ago

Remove old damaged polycarbonate roofing from pergola and replace with new.

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Modify garden Wendy House

Posted 18 hours ago

We have a timber Wendy house in our backyard that we would like modified. We want to keep the front face of the house - and remove much of the side walls and all of the back wall. The structure is currently 2m deep, and the final depth will be about 800mm. We are unsure if this is possible, and what it may cost. At this stage we are looking for someone to come round and have a look at options. If it is possible we would agree on a price for the work.

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Repair board outside, Glue, Attach, items inside of house

Posted 19 hours ago

Replace board near roof of house. Glue three drawers. Put up pictures and key holder, towel holder etc. Re-attach Kitchen cupboard door. There is no urgency for the inside jobs, but replacing the board near roof of house will need to be done in fine weather. Quote on building a picket fence.

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Decking the whole backyard

Posted 19 hours ago

We are looking to put through a Deck throughout our backyard (which i presume is around 45-50 Sq Meters). We are after a professional who can come do a good job at a very reasonable price. We are also looking to install a Pergola at the same time, deciding between readymade and handmade at this stage, would like to get a quote for that too.

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Door Install - Belfast

Posted 20 hours ago

We have a meeting room that needs a door installed. We do not have a door, so one will need to be purchased and installed. Height of gap is 2m and width is 0.9m. Feel free to come and view - contact for address details

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Replace wooden decking

Posted 20 hours ago

Replace wooden decking and some sleepers on a path

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Install cat door through wall - linea cladding

Posted 23 hours ago

Install a cat door for my small dog, through a wall that has James Hardie Linea Weatherboard cladding. Please only tradies who have experience doing this job with Linea as I understand it's fussy and tricky.

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Scribers for aluminium joinery on weatherboard house

Posted 1 day ago

Need scribers to be cut and fitted to 11 windows and doors around my house to finish off the re-glazing of my home prior to repainting. House is single story bungalow style, slightly raised.

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Repair steps handrails

Posted 1 day ago

A vehicle has damaged the hand rails of steps off a deck. The support posts are in concrete.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 184,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

tiny dry area/deck on existing backyard lawn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd January 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Small job - insert new built in range hood

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

External Back Door Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Replace griptread timber on walkway

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Ground deck framing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Small deck on concrete base

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17th January 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

build 2x small decks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Leaky concrete foundation through external wall of house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Large rotten windowsill needs replacing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Deck balustrade

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14th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
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 5

Repairs required around Residence

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14th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Barge board replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Trims

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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 5
Communication
 5

Fix My Deck

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Deck and fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

garage wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 1
Communication
 3

Deck Build

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Repairs and maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
Communication
 5

Wardrobe

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

New Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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