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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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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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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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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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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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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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Latest carpentry case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Recent jobs posted

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

New 55 square metre deck

Posted 1 month ago

New deck needs prep sanding and oileding. New home. Prefer hand sanded, not machine to avoidvrisk of circling marks. Location Staveley

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Add Additional Rafters to a 3m * 4m Shed

Posted 10 months ago

Need to remove the Barge Board and slide in from the Barge Board 4 additional rafters and perlins to suit. Strapping and bracing required for perlins / rafters. Need to reinforce a Roof to mount a water tank steel frame on roof. warrenfrancisbach at g mail com for more information,. thanks.

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Ceiling leak

Posted 1 year ago

Fix ceiling leak coming from roof

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Replacing partial section of plywood floorboards

Posted 3 months ago

The two plywood floorboards in the pictures to be replaced before we get some carpeting done. One has a wet stain, the other has a bubble in it. The two pieces are approximately 1800x920mm and 2350x1000mm.

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Weatherboard Cladding Replacement

Posted 1 year ago

Replace existing rotten Weatherboard on South side of house by Kitchen window, Seal and repaint.

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Roof added onto Patio

Posted 1 year ago

Would like Pergola/Patio roof with sides

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7 internal doors

Posted 2 years ago

I do not think the indicated job price is accurate. I need quotes. Depends on quality of doors. Supply and install 7 new varnished internal doors with new door handles (these will be supplied). Dispose of old doors.

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Wood Pile Shed

Posted 1 year ago

Carpenter / Apprentice required to build a small wood box to hold firewood up at my Bach at Lake Clearwater past Mt Somers. All timber materials on site, just need nailgun and a smile. Prefer to contra the work for some time in leui up at the Bach - prob about one days work, happy to pay petrol return :) ideas??

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Kitchen Cabinet

Posted 7 months ago

I urgently require the shelf and door of a cabinet above fridge cove to moved upwards 100-200mm

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Maggie Brown

Posted 2 years ago

I have a few broken floor boards under my carpet that urgently need repaired, and after repair to lay the carpet back down

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Wallpaper tears

Posted 2 years ago

Need to repair wallpaper tear by our rappit

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Rotted floor boards replacement

Posted 7 months ago

Have bora rot in floor boards in one bedroom so need replacements. Need obligation free quote to have replaced.

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Mums sun trap

Posted 7 months ago

Exterior boards have warped not sure if need replacing or need securing again

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Baseboards under house

Posted 2 years ago

I need to have the base boards completed under the house for code of compliance and other work needed but unsure if it’s all the same person. Contact for a chat

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Deck & fence to finish

Posted 1 year ago

would like a new deck , attached to house … wood (at this stage) … approx 7x3metres and 500mm high … with small concrete pavers (supplied) set out on ground that needs levelling … above the deck, and down one end, would like a frame work to take a decorative metal panel .. to run the 7 meters but not as wide .... fence is about 11 to 12 metres long and need as high as you can legally go? ... coloursteel to match the roof if poss ... would like the job done asap of course :) ... but within th...

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Lift and Relay existing carpet

Posted 2 years ago

We have a clients home we need to repair a crack to the floor slab. There is approximately 15m2 of carpet to be lifted for us to carry out repairs and then relayed after work is complete. There is also 0.5m2 of vinyl to be lifted in bathroom and toilet area. We are hoping to complete this job either end of January or beginning of February.

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Mantelpiece and odd jobs

Posted 1 year ago

In need of a carpenter with an eye for detail to put on a mantelpiece around the fire place. Mantelpiece needs cutting to size with 4 Angel cuts. I have attached picture of fire place. Mantel will sit on top of bricks. Unsure what is the best way to attach mantel piece is Also needing help with odd jobs such as windows not closing properly, picture and towel rails hung.

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Framing repair

Posted 3 months ago

Wooden framing on an entrance way (outside) of my unit. The wood is rotting and needs to be replaced

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Pergola

Posted 1 year ago

Construct an open ended pergola attached to side of house with clear Suntuff roofing 2.5mx18m.

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Villy's

Posted 8 months ago

to build a pergola on our deck 4m x5 m No time frame

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Mums sun trap

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3rd March 2021

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Kitchen Cabinet

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4th July 2021

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Framing repair

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6th August 2021

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Mums sun trap

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3rd March 2021

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 5
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Kitchen Cabinet

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4th July 2021

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 5
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Framing repair

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6th August 2021

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ADECONSTRUCT LIMITED

Joined March 2015

ADECONSTRUCT With over 32 years in the building industry offers the following services: Bathroom renovation. HANDYMAN. Tiling. vinyl and Carpet Handyman Solid Plastering..modified plastering. Exterior &interior plastering. Painting. bricklayng Waterproof Swimming pools Bricklayng

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Ross Coutts Holdings

Joined March 2018

Hi I have been in business in Christchurch for 32 years in the building /tiling industry I am a qualified carpenter and specialise in bathroom renovations.All small to medium repair work welcome, I take pride in what I do and work to a high standard, I can work to any budget to deliver what my customers require.

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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts of Joinery, building and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminium windows and doors, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, sliding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrades, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do yo...

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Dans Renovations

Joined February 2018

Dan's Renovations is a small company run by the owner Daniel. Dan has his LBP License and NZQA level 4 in carpentry and has been doing building & renovating for 15 years all over Africa and in Christchurch for the last 6 years. He has done many jobs for home owners in Christchurch with good results. He specializes in bathroom renos, kitchen renos, car ports, house extensions, decks, fences, veggie...

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Walker Construction Ltd

Joined March 2021

I have been in the construction industry for 18 year and my co worker even longer. We are both very skilled and competent traders men, we can compete any of your construction projects to the highest quality and in good time.

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Austin Anderson

Joined January 2010

Hi. I have been renovating and repairing houses since 1988. Bathroom renovations are a major part of my work, however, I am very happy to renovate any part of your house. Decks are a specialty. Skylights are also in my expertise. I have a team of qualified tradesmen to cover all aspects of your renovation. Covid 19 plan in place . I like to get an idea what you’d like to spend before ar...

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CS Built Ltd

Joined April 2021

Hi, we are a selwyn based company. We specialize in architectural and new builds but love getting amongst smaller jobs that get left behind by the big companies, from decks, extensions and small renovations. We are a small crew that prides itself in quality, eye for detail, competitive pricing and customer satisfaction.

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Alpine Ridge Construction

Joined March 2015

Hi I a fully qualified and licensed builder, I specialize in New Houses Fencing, Decks, and sheds I am very efficient, do not cut corners, and take great pride in my work

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Pinoy building company

Joined August 2021

New build house and commercial building , renovation, extension, alteration and general repair, gib fixing, walkway, patio, driveway concreting ,sleep out, tiny house, insulation supply and install, decking, fencing,etc. We are hard working to meet expectation and target and we guarantee all our works .

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Abacus Building Maintenance

Joined October 2014

hi i am a licensed building practioner tradesman carpenter main line of work is building maintenance of all types,i do a lot of bathroom renovations supply and install working with only registered tradesman all types of work undertaken

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PJR Construction

Joined August 2019

Fully qualified and licensed builder with 16+ years experience. Spent the last 5 years specializing in cladding and window installation. Happy to take on any building work and have many contacts for other tradies if needed. Hit me up for a quote. I will do my best to keep it reasonable.

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Ants Demolition & Construction

Joined August 2009

Hi, I have over 20 years experience in renovating, building new houses, sheds, light commercial, and hardscaping Qualified carpernter, LBP, I have an experience in complex renovations on old homesteads, and I enjoy problem solving , fine finishing work, making custom items and helping my clients vision becoming reality. As a one man band I prefer to do jobs I can manage by myself, and am also...

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Madera Woodwork

Joined May 2021

Joiner/ Furniture maker, with over 25 years experience, offers a high standard of various services. Kitchen: for a fresh look replace doors, drawer fronts + all the necessary hardware, alter cabinet to suit new appliances, change counter tops and paint existing panels and walls. I also have grate experience making stairs and balustrade's in all shapes

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Jmac contractors

Joined August 2016

Jmac contractors is a small business comprising of myself, and a labourer when needed., the person you are talking to on the phone is the person doing the work, no extra costs for office staff or miscommunications.I have been in the building industry for 20 years and have a good understanding of the processes needed for most jobs. I do a large amount of timber works on houses and hard landscaping...

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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TW Plastering and Building

Joined April 2015

I am a highly experienced builder with great attention to detail. I truly believe in making my customers happy, even if something is difficult to achieve, the homeowner comes first. I love having creative and functional spaces. I have a great track record of positive feedback, I have added some of this to the photos section. Please feel free to take a read, I am very proud of my work. Please...

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SHINE RETROFIT

Joined September 2020

Hi I've been 15 years working as a glazier , and I do my own business, retrofit existing window to double glazed, single glazed, spalsh back, replace broken glass, etc.

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JBR Built Ltd

Joined March 2016

Specialising in all things construction! I am a qualified carpenter and liscenced building practitioner preferably taking on small renovation or alteration jobs, e.g decks, fences, moving a wall or any sort of fix up that you'd like an easy worry free process without dealing with a large construction firm. Free quote available!

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SGA Builders Ltd

Joined July 2021

Hi we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 16 years. while we specialise in a new builds and renovations we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlines for the project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on time and budget.

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Grice Construction

Joined November 2015

Hi, we are a small but skilled building company called Grice Construction. We have the ability to complete houses from start to finish. We are also specialised in commercial and architectural building. We possess LBP licences so you can have the assurance that the job will be completed correctly with all the necessarily documents to go with it.

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