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

House entry steps and covered landing

Posted 5 minutes ago

Replace existing entry steps (4) and landing (approx 1 sqm) with new equivalent including walls on two sides, with same functionality as what is currently there. We are considering different options for cladding (not just existing corrugated plastic). Due to condition of existing wood supports and railings it may require rebuilding from ground up, with better weatherproofing around the top. Prefer to have job completed this side of winter if possible (eg between now and April)

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Deck, screen and simple pergola frame

Posted 18 minutes ago

Building a deck 6mX4m on a slightly sloping area, with a hole (2.2mX2.2m)for spa pool to sit in (on the ground). 2 side walls 1.8m high in same finish as deck. Pergola frame (4 sides) only. Pine, 32mm on deck, 25mm on screen would be fine.

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Porch Restoration #2

Posted 1 hour ago

We have 3700 x 1600 of porch decking and ballistrading which needs replacing and painting.

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Installing Patio Roof & improving the current steps

Posted 2 hours ago

Looking for someone who can install Patio roof for the front of our main entrance and also improve the wood steps to the entrance. We will need to decide the patio roof with you if you are to work on this project. Then the roof will be delivered. Photos will be uploaded later.

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Sinking deck - repairs required

Posted 3 hours ago

My deck has sunk over the few years and I'd like to get it repaired. Please see photos attached

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Quote for decking around pool

Posted 5 hours ago

Need a deck to be done around pool.and to replace existing top layer on deck

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Repair Weatherboard

Posted 6 hours ago

Hi, 1 weatherboard affacted by wood rot requiring repair/treat replace, seal and paint .

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Roof trim repair

Posted 8 hours ago

Wood trim needs replaced on eaves; will need some scaffolding to access.

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Rear Deck stabilizing

Posted 16 hours ago

I am after a builder who can fix our rear deck with following things to stabilise it as iron posts got rusted in a reasonable time and most reliable work. 1.Steel post for the extension are rusted, need to re-pile and install bracing. 2.Install bracing element to the extension and the timber deck, for both directions Please see the attached photos. Please provide a quote and time frame. Thanks

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Fit wooden door to frame.

Posted 17 hours ago

Take off old door. Replace and fit with another door.

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New Deck #2

Posted 18 hours ago

A low level deck close to the ground, approximately 50 SqM.

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Replacement decking top

Posted 21 hours ago

Approx 22 sq mts deck top replacement plus further extension of approx 8-10 sq mts

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Two decks and small step to entrance

Posted 21 hours ago

3 jobs (costed separately) : New deck on flat ground 4.2m by 3.8m (Kwila or similar) New deck on slight slope/ elevated ground (30cm-40cm) - 2.0m by 5.6m Small step for entrance - 1.8m by 1.7m Will only consider quotes from experienced professionals using quality products, materials, fittings. Timeframe flexible

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Sash Window repair

Posted 22 hours ago

1. 1 x Sash window ropes broken plus top window stuck - would like to get fully operational 2. 1 x Sash window need adjustment to enable locking

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Decking steps and trellis

Posted 22 hours ago

Trellis to join up with existing and run the length of the deck.(as per photo 1) Also a landing/small deck and steps off dining ranch slider(photo 2)

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Squeaky Floor Sound

Posted 22 hours ago

Mine is a townhouse. The upper floor makes squeaky noise from 3 bedrooms. I have carpet already installed. I would like to fix the squeaky floor sound issue. I can help or see what can be done to remove carpet and restretch.

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Bathroom Reno

Posted 1 day ago

Kia Ora, I would like to renovate my bathroom. Id like 3 quotes please. First quote, removing existing bathroom ware. Removed existing shower, vanity, mirror on wall, and tiles on walls, uplift tiles on floor, remove existing extractor fan, & waste pipes removed. (Note: i would like to keep the existing shower glass doors x 2 and the vanity unit. 2nd Quote for installation of Put new tiles on floor, wall, new shower, vanity, extractor fan, waste pipes, hand towel, towel rack,...

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Deck railing/balustrade and pergolas/shed

Posted 1 day ago

Hi, I have a small deck about 2m*4m , prefer to build railing or balustrade and pergolas or shed to it. Designs and materials are to be discuss. Thank you. Cha.

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Mount Shape onto Board

Posted 1 day ago

I want a stainless steel shape that I have already mounted onto timber. They are for awards for come competitions. I would like Rimu glued together then shaped in an oval or sheld shape.

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New counter face

Posted 1 day ago

The current corrugated iron needs to be removed and 100mm wide pine tongue and groove strips need to be attached vertically with no visible nails, skirting board around the base and then the whole lot needs to be stained black. The counter and left side is about 5m total. If you only want to attach the T&G then I can organise a painter serarately

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 154,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Extend deck & build stairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Deck - Boyd Avenue


23rd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need a Chippy for a reno for 4-6 weeks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front side - Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New decking area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General Repairs and Maintenance - Interior, Exterior, Spoutiong and Guttering

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Relay deck on existing joists, slightly extend, replace balustrades

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Parnell surprise

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

15th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build me a deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom door installation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair urgent

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Resize mantelpiece

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Create MDF loft bed with desk

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling and skylight repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Build a swing frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Villa Fascia Board Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New deck approximately 15sqm

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

carpentry gib work and shower installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck balustrade replacement Titirangi

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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