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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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

Wall to wall desk

Posted 3 hours ago

Hi, I am planning to have a wall to wall ( around 4m)desk to my two daughters. This would be a wide, enormous desk with a few legs, or like the counter in a kitchen. This is a plan so first I need to see how much would this be . I know this is up to the material we use, which could be any simple but still strong enough white one. It would be nice to get some quotes. Cheers, Tunde

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Furniture

Posted 5 hours ago

Wardrobes in 2 bedrooms needs to be adjusted/repaired, dining table and chairs needs to be checked and adjusted, nails from the walls needs to be removed (10-15)

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Carnation Fonokalafi

Posted 6 hours ago

Remove old deck and build a new one

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Penny Wilson #2

Posted 7 hours ago

Bathroom renovation - remove existing bath/shower lining and replace. Install new shower/bath in exisiting position - thank you. Penny Wilson ...

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Supply of 65 x 62mm dressed timber

Posted 7 hours ago

I need 5m of 65mm x 62mm dressed pine timber to install as a aesthetic rafter on my raked ceiling. The measurement needs precise to fit in with existing profile. I can supply 70mm x 70mm dressed timber but need this thicknessed down to requirement dimensions.

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Ohariu Rd - Hang doors

Posted 7 hours ago

Hi, we would like you to install a new front door and a set of internal double roller doors (plus the pelmet if that's your thing) to match an existing pair already in place in our lounge. We have purchased the internal doors which are ready to go but will need advice on what hardware is required. Same with the front door furniture etc. We are open to us purchasing these or you, as well as priming and painting the front door - whatever is easiest to get the job done! Tnx

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Restore deck foundation

Posted 11 hours ago

The joists and bearers have rotted under the exposed corner of the timber deck. Deck needs to be lifted, supports repaired and deck relaid

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Karori West Deck

Posted 17 hours ago

66 sqm deck, incl 3No. stairs, at rear of house. 4m high at high point, but typically 1.7-2.0m high above ground. Small pergola over part of deck. Building Consent Amendment in with WCC currently.

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Powerboard Cover

Posted 18 hours ago

I need someone to make a cover for my powerboard in my house.

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Upstairs Deck

Posted 19 hours ago

Upstairs deck needs new drainage, new deck and price for glass edge( currently plasterboard).

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Deck/conservatory repair

Posted 19 hours ago

Hi - we are looking for quotes for repairing a leaky deck/conservatory. It appears that the flashings where the conservatory walls meet the deck are inadequate and this is causing m oisture ingress, visible from below the deck (there’s a carport underneath). Deck/conservatory built around 1990, and covered with a butinol membrane.

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Doors fixing

Posted 20 hours ago

We have a couple of doors that need to be fixed. First one is the door to the yard. It has three problems: 1. The door doesn't open or close smoothly 2. The bolt doesn't get into the latches. 3. One latch is quite rusted. I think the whole door was just done by a terrible carpenter. Second door is the door to the house. It has two problems: 1. When try to open the door, it gets stuck at the bottom, and makes it very difficult to open. We don't know what is causing this. 2. When it ra...

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General maintenance

Posted 21 hours ago

There are some maintenance need to be done on a wall, a kitchen window, and a door handle. There was a window on the wall then the window was taken out. The outside of the wall has been sealed properly but the inside hasn't. It's now covered by a piece of timber. We would like to have this wall to be replaced. The kitchen window shown in photos can not be shut tightly enough. Water seeps in when it rains heavily. The door handle is of an old type. It can be replaced/ repaired, with any type t...

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Scotia installation

Posted 1 day ago

Built a cabin need scotia put on the floor windows and roof and if possible at the same time put seratone up in bathroom

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Peter Goodricke #2

Posted 1 day ago

the shower in the main bathroom has been leaking and floor and wall framing has rotted and needs to be repaired

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Deck build

Posted 1 day ago

Looking to build a deck at my house

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Hanging of Internal Doors

Posted 1 day ago

We need 5 new internal doors to be fitted/hung along with installing handles. Job will be ready in approx 2 weeks when doors are ready

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Kitchen

Posted 1 day ago

Joinery work required to enable the removal of a dishwasher for repair

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New deck over flat concrete pad, island bay

Posted 1 day ago

We recently got landscape plans and wish to get some quotes for building a deck onto back of our property. Area is 59m2 and looking at hardwood Would be largely over an existing concrete pad. Roughly 12m width across section but fitting to shape of house. After an initial high level quote .

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Replace small section of barge board

Posted 1 day ago

Need someone to fix up the end of a gable roof for me within the next 2 weeks. The job is at 21 Kiwi St, Heretaunga, Upper Hutt. It's a single storey house so the area to be repaired isn't that high up. The barge board has been hit by our moving truck as we drove out of the drive. Ideally if you can just silicone up the split, re-fix the flashing, colour match & re-paint the area that would be great, or cut the section off, replace & make good. I don't need the whole barge board replaced. If you...

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 139,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Shed Floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Rotten woodwork

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

capping retaining wall


16th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Balustrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Steps and Fit Handrail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Quotes required for 3 Carpentry jobs


11th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Change from hinge door to roller door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Floor replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wharf Rd deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Shane Jones

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Deck/Porch Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Job 1 a deck. Job 2 at a later date a downstairs room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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 4
Communication
 5

Replacing old deck with new larger deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replace door track and rehang doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Helen Hamblin

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rebuild Hot water cupboard and doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Repair ex-hot water cupboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Build deck and verandah

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Platform/landing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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