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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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DECKING AT RED BEACH

Posted 2 hours ago

We are seeking tradies to built a deck out from the back of the house to the back boundary which is an area of couple of metres wides and about 2/3rds of the length of the house long and steps down to the washing line...also to conduct a few minor repairs to the existing house and garage.

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New T&G flooring for an 1860’s kitchen and entrance - ASAP

Posted 6 hours ago

We need to replace our rotted flooring with new T&G Beech. We have removed all the existing rotted flooring and now need a builder ASAP to lay the new flooring. We will be re-flooring our bathroom and toilet in a few weeks also if you’re interested in this job too,

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Internal Stud wall (circa 4m) - end to end job

Posted 7 hours ago

Hi there, I am looking to put up a circa 4m internal stud wall by splitting the lounge to create another bedroom. Looking for someone to sort out the whole job . Job would include: (1.) moving out of the way large shelving unit currently which is currently sitting where the wall needs to go, (2.) putting up stud wall with door, (3.) organising with electrican for wiring in the new stud wall for the light switch, (4.) skim coat and paint finish. (5.) move shelving unit back next to new wall. Than...

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Creaky floorboards

Posted 7 hours ago

Wooden floor boards creaking in places over where house was extended years ago. Plus couple of kitchen joinery changes and quote for a deck

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Pergola on raised deck

Posted 8 hours ago

Experienced builder/carpenter for Pergola appx 3m by 3m on a raised deck. Cannot be bolted to house eaves as these are too high so will need to look at alternative options such as freestanding as house is clad with hardiplank.

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Pergola

Posted 12 hours ago

We are looking to build a pergola

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Deck balustrade replacement Titirangi

Posted 12 hours ago

Hi, looking to get quotes for replacing deck balustrade. Must be certified builder. Looking for wooden frame with either wooden or metal verticals.

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Deck over concrete patio area

Posted 15 hours ago

We require approx 85sqm decking (low deck and some over existing concrete) we are interested in composite decking. Time frame end of October or early November.

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Need a deck built

Posted 17 hours ago

hi can you give me a quote to build a deck.. about 3.5m x9m about 400mm off ground in Hamilton

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Outdoor deck

Posted 18 hours ago

Interested in transforming my small garden area into an wooden deck. Would also like a pergola depending on the cost.?

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Carpentry on 60' houseboat / catamaran

Posted 1 day ago

Finishing carpenter, preferably with apprentice / or small team Work location - Tauranga

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Solid Wood Bench for sitting cross legged at desk height

Posted 1 day ago

Hi there! I am looking to have a simple park bench made with the following dimensions: 1. Solid wood base seat of 90cm width across, and 45cm depth front to back 2. Height from floor to top of the base of 45cm 3. Height from the top of the base to the top of the back rest of 40cm 4. So, total height is therefore 95cm So total dimensions: 90cm x 45 cm x 95 cm Need this to be durable, made out of from solid wood, engineered so the seat base and back rest never sags even after years of...

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Deck and stairs

Posted 1 day ago

Need to construct a new deck, replace existing stairs and replace an existing window with a door opening on the deck. All plans consented. Labour rate only, material will be supplied.

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LBPs Required

Posted 1 day ago

LBP Required for ongoing work starting quickly. Work will include residential renovations, both interior and exterior. Please get in touch! look forward to hearing from you!

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Deck/stairs

Posted 1 day ago

Need to get back steps built. 2 backdoors, joining deck approx half meter high. 1 meter wide. Box front outdoor living area 6 x 6 for pavers to be done by us

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Commercial Job fitting door and building wall around door

Posted 1 day ago

Need a door added to a current open space to enclose office area - requires door, framing and all std finishings. (gib, gibstopping, painting)

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Laundry Floor Repair

Posted 1 day ago

Replace floor in small laundry area approx 2m x 2m. Residential rental house - 1970's era. Timeframe - next 2 weeks.

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New 25m2 deck required, close to ground on flattish (gently slopes) site.

Posted 1 day ago

Deck and steps to french doors needed. Existing pergola will be removed by owner before construction starts. Bearers close to ground, easy access to site. 40mm premium grade decking timber wanted. Preferably to be done in the next couple of weeks.

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Replace wooden rotten door frame. (Bottom wood panal only)

Posted 2 days ago

Replace / repair 2 x bottom rotten wooden joinery panal of a aluminium door frame (Bottom wood only). Replace the bottom wood of the door in the washhouse leading outside, and repair one in the bedroom, (small holes need to be filled).

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Flashing installation

Posted 2 days ago

Leaking is occurring where the deck structure is attached to the garage. We would like to get flashing installed to the intersection where the balcony abuts the garage.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 144,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Privacy screen framing on deck

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20th September 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

sand doors


15th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
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 5
Communication
 5

Front deck revamp/balustrades replacement

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14th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Replacement skirting boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Simple Pergola #2


13th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
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 3
Communication
 4

Shower enclosure

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Wooden railing

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Carpenter for roof work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Fix DIY fence detached from gate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Pats deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Door and Wall install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
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 1
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 5
Communication
 5

Deck construction

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Replace Outdoor wooden steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall-hung bookshelf for study

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window Repair


5th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Cat Door Install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Ceiling

Work carried out by an employee of the company

4th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace shingles under bay window and replace barge board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install cat door in wooden door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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