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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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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

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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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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Check out how homeowners like you are using Carpenters on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Entry Deck Restoration

Posted 9 hours ago

The entry to my house has a small deck that needs to be repaired/restored. It is very small, definitely under 2 squared metres, may around 1 - 1.5 squared metres. Would not be a big job.

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Rebuilding front wall of house

Posted 9 hours ago

The house renovation is well underway and we’re looking for an experienced builder to help keep the project on time. The front wall of the house has to be completely rebuilt. It’s an engineered design - new wall framing allowing for 2 French doors to be installed, existing foundations underpinned, and ply bracing to both sides of the wall then reclad the exterior. We have an LBP on site and a couple of labourers. This job is ideal for a sole practitioner or a small team. If a sole...

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DTL Whitta

Posted 12 hours ago

Access ladder from garage to roof space has failed fixings

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Replace rotted section of chip board floor

Posted 13 hours ago

In theensuite of our studio that we rent out, a small section of the chip board floor has rotted away due to the water from the shower curtain and wet bath mats left on it. It does not appear to be from the plumbing. We have lifted tiles from around the area and it has gone a short distance under the shower base and out from the hole you can see. The care a is now dry. We are going to lift all the tiles and replace with vinyl after painting on a water repellent.

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HOUSE MAINTENANCE.

Posted 14 hours ago

Make the back door fit in its correct position.

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Stair to repair

Posted 15 hours ago

Needs some steps to be replaced

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Deck roof rebuild

Posted 15 hours ago

I need a quote for some work. The deck roof (veranda) has been shown to not meet council codes and needs rebuilding to bring up to specifications. I have some photos and information from the structural engineer I can provide, and right now I just need a rough ball park figure so I have an idea of the cost and effort involved. The deck is approx 30m squared and the notes from the engineer are: The deck members (joists, bearers and piles) seem generally OK. The verandah roof is very l...

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Aged Decking

Posted 15 hours ago

Remove railing and decking. Strengthen and rebuild decking. The hand rails, undecided. Leaning more to iron or steel channel posts and across the top with 9 wires running thru equally spaced.

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Pergola

Posted 1 day ago

Wanting a firm quote for a pergola to be added on an existing deck. Job to start asap.

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Hewitson

Posted 1 day ago

We need a large deck built i live in and own the property ee gave just put in a sliding door as per photo deck will go into a corner in line with the fence all level ground

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Small Deck extension

Posted 1 day ago

Replace existing tiles with new matching deck. Have enough left over timber for piles and bearers but will need new timber joists and matching decking

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Deck Refurbishing in Paeroa

Posted 1 day ago

Hi there, Our deck is looking weathered, it's on a lean and it needs strengthening. It is approximately 50m2. We are looking for someone who can give it a complete facelift with a possible extension. The deck wraps around the house and is level with the second story. Cheers, Matthew

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Carpentry Doors AB

Posted 1 day ago

Build a new door for the rumpus room Change bathroom sliding door to normal door. Trim under doors to make room for new carpet. Expect work to start on Mar 29.

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Outdoor decking

Posted 1 day ago

Need a deck to cover the side of the lawn.

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Robert Wells

Posted 1 day ago

Remove & replace existing deck around a swimming pool including possibly replacing joists & support posts under it.

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Continue deck alteration

Posted 1 day ago

I need the deck completed, I lifted the old Kwila decking up and levelled the deck to one large area ( it was on 3 levels ) and started placing the old decking back down I was going great guns but now have run out of time and nerd some help before winter kicks in . I do like the look of the old decking going back down and I quite like the look of the old nail holes as Im not worried about trying to match existing holes with joists . There is also a new deck to be built on another small house o...

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Fibro replace

Posted 1 day ago

A section of fibro wall on deck needs replacing, approx 1250mm x 900mm. Photos to come witin next few hours.

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LBP - RBW Opening up a Structural Timber Wall

Posted 1 day ago

We are removing half a structural wall that sits between our Kitchen and Living room in our 1960s timber framed bungalow. New wall framing including lintels will be required to support the masonry tile roof. As an architectural designer I have completed drawings and detailing for council. We need a Licensed Building Practitioner who can help us sign off the Restricted Building Work and provide a Certificate of Design Work with the application to get the project underway. That person sho...

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Commercial construction project

Posted 1 day ago

Need a team of builders for a fairly large scale construction project. The building is approximately 800m2 and will require 4-5 tradesmen for approximately 6 months. Construction is due to start in mid-June. Work will be labour only and based on a charge up contract. Timber framed building with a mixture of steel and timber lintels and beams. References and/or previous experience with this type of construction is necessary.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 130,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Base boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Windowsill and a few other bits and pieces

Work carried out by a subcontractor

18th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage and Plaster


14th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

deck and trellising replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Door frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Enlargement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Deck balustrade & potential for more

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cutting wooden bed frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Rotten holes on window frame corners

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Multiple repairs to verandahs, gates, doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Removing Perspex and replacing with new watertight Perspex

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Steps install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Fire Mantle & Window Catches

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Rotted Particle Board Flooring alongside a RanchSlider

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shona Little

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Addition to outdoor seating deck and storage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Cantilevered deck repair in Johnsonville

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Architrave, skirting and scotia

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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