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A Rough Guide To Carpenters In Auckland

A carpenter is the tradesperson who might just be the handiest one to have in your phone book.

Auckland has a history of great carpentry works. Sir John Logan Campbell was one of the men behind the famous Acacia Cottage, one of Auckland’s first buildings. We have the beautiful Gothic inspired homes like Highwic that have been well loved and are still standing proud today.

Did you know that even A.J. Hackett, our bungy jump inventing brethren was a carpenter by trade?

If you need to find out a little more about the current state of the carpentry field in Auckland, and how to hire one, read on.

Projects that a carpenter is qualified to work on

Carpenters in New Zealand are more like builders. They don’t just work with timber materials, they can also work with steel, ply board, concrete, and more. They can help you through from the initial stages of planning a new home right along to maintenance and repairs on old homes.

They measure and cut raw materials, use a range of power tools, can make furniture and outdoor structures, build walls and stairs and follow blueprints.

A carpenter may have received a three to four year apprenticeship by studying for the National Certificate in Carpentry and may be a member of the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand.

How much will it cost to hire a carpenter?

Carpenter’s rates depend on experience. At present, the cost to hire a carpenter is on average around $49 per hour in Auckland, but this figure may go up or down. From there you will have to factor in the cost of materials for the job too.

Ask your carpenter about what materials are best to use for your specific situation.

Hiring a carpenter on Builderscrack

If this is your first time on Builderscrack feel free to have a browse around to see what the site is like. The site is sectioned up into trades and geographical regions, where people with current jobs that need doing have posted advertisements. Tradies then log on and see all the jobs they can collect and get in contact with the advertisement placers.

To make your advertisement: include your area, how long you’d like the job to take, materials you’re considering using (or have already picked up), the area needed to be covered and access points if necessary. Any useful photos are a great addition to your ad too.

When screening candidates check their work history, feedback scores and trade associations to be sure of obtaining a stellar job.

Latest carpentry articles

Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering carpentry related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Reinstall door edge strip - Urgent

Posted 2 days ago

Urgently seeking a professional to help remove and reinstall water damaged door edge strip for our sleepout.

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Deck required in Onehunga

Posted 3 days ago

We require a simple low raised deck built on flat section. 4 x 6m. Fenced on 3 sides. Ideally by Christmas.

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Fencing and Decking at Eastdale Street

Posted 2 days ago

Build a fence and decking outside of the bedrooms in Avondale. 33 metres of decking and 12 metres of fencing.

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Install exterior wooden door

Posted 4 days ago

I have purchased a new garage door that requires installing together with the two locks from the existing door. Will need trimming and an extra hinge (supplied) maybe required given the new door is heavy! Please quote including GST as I require a receipt.

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Shelves etc

Posted 3 days ago

I need 4 melamine shelves approx 600mm wide put into laundry cupboards, 4 towel rails put up, some fence posts trimmed to uniform height and a barrier pit under a house to thwart an enterprising small dog.

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Courtyard deck

Posted 1 day ago

Extend current wooden deck by approx 2.5 x 2.5m, flat courtyard area, ground level.

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Exterior door removal #2

Posted 13 hours ago

Hi. We would like a door removed and wall built in its place (so gibbing and framing to match the rest of the interior and exterior). Also need a power point etc installed so we can hang the TV on the wall. Thanks :)

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New Deck Build, Framing and General Assistance

Posted 4 days ago

I am hoping to get an experienced builder to help with a new deck build. I am after someone that can come in & charge an hourly rate and go over things that have been setup, go over the plans, ensure things are level/square & some general assistance with the framing setup. A dig/scrape has already been carried out and we have some rough plans to work to. I am happy to pay a higher rate knowing that the builder is carrying out more than just building. Will start the build in 2 weeks, working w...

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Hot Water Cupboard

Posted 3 days ago

Need the door to the cupboard replaced please. It is a diy job from ages ago. It is a large Mdf door, the hinges have been moved a couple of times and now it is just hanging on.

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Repair Barge Board & Remove TV Aerial

Posted 3 hours ago

Repair front barge board at front entrance of house that has a large cavity- see photo (about 4m above ground) and remove TV Aerial (about 5m from ground)

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Deck re-roof

Posted 1 day ago

We currently have a wooden framed roof cover over our deck with perspex framed in aluminum. We want to lift the wooden framing and replace the perspex with poly-carbonate. There is also guttering to be replaced

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Wood Gate and Fence

Posted 4 days ago

We would like to change part of our Fence into a wood gate to make it easier for furniture moving and garden maintenance. Please refer to photos attached. We are close to Mission Bay.

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Hall archway

Posted 5 hours ago

Need an existing archway removed and a new one installed. Have attached pictures of the existing one and have given two examples of something we would like instead.

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Floating Deck in Courtyard

Posted 1 week ago

I would like to look at options for building a floating style deck, using nurajack or similar, at the same height as my lounge. There is currently concrete paving covering 80% off the courtyard, with a small bark area around three sides. The measurements are approximately 5100 wide by 3900 long, and needs to sit about 150 high to match the height of the lounge. Would preferably like kwila decking. Access to the courtyard isn't the easiest for this job, as the only access is through the hous...

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Basic deck building

Posted 1 week ago

I'd like a deck built in the backyard of my unit. It'll be very simple and is at ground level so no consent needed. I'm hoping it can be built sometime in November or December.

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Replace exterior base boards

Posted 5 days ago

currently I have hardiboard or similar below my weatherboards. I'd like this replaced with treated slats of wood to allow ventilation under the house.

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Replace decking boards and Extend Deck

Posted 4 days ago

Replace decking boards and Extend Deck. Current boards are in need of replacing.

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Under House Storage Area

Posted 5 days ago

We are looking for someone to box out an area under our house to provide additional storage space. The area is roughly 4.5m deep by 3.5m wide by 1.2 high but is in an L shape (see attached plan) The ground level may have to be dug out slightly to accommodate better flooring. A plastic storm water pipe will also have to be moved as it currently runs in front of the piles that would form the frame of the space. (See attached photos). The floor needs to be strong enough to walk on and suppo...

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Install sound proof wooden door solid

Posted 3 days ago

The door is on a pivot swings both way

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Sandy lane

Posted 1 week ago

Need a small deck and steps

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 146,000 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 existing kwila deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2019

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 5
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 5
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 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
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 5

Double door opening in non structural wall - quote

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Custom build bookshelf and floating shelves for apartment

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Staffa job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pergola Structure

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st August 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor boards


25th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Water damaged laundry wall.


9th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cat Door Install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Smaller Jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door panel replacement - removing dog door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement of deck top

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Laundry wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

French doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Frame fixing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 2
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New deck & deck modifications

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove skirting board on morning of Sat 21st Sept

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

2nd September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

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Joined December 2017

Small based business specializing in small and major jobs around auckland. We are professional and work hard to meet clients deadlines and needs. We pridourselves on providing competitive quotes and also completing jobs on budget.

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ReubenViscoe

Joined May 2019

Hello. My name is Reuben , I'm 51, Building/carpentry work is my expertise.. More than 25 years experience. Adept at problem solving, working out construction/design solutions . I have years of knowledge and experience in all aspects of the building process . I have worked with other builders on big projects but now work alone ,so can do smaller renovations, decks, fences, maintainance ,...

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TASK Maintenance & Glass Ltd

Joined September 2019

We utilize our skills to provide you with solutions at a fair price and with the confidence that we stand by our work. A job well done equals a happy client, this is our goal for every job we do. If its changing a light bulb or a complete renovation or new-build, we have the resources to handle any TASK you require of us. Our certified builder has 25 years + experience, our glazier has 20 year...

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Golden hammer

Joined February 2017

Hi, my name is Saeid Shabani. I am a builder and carpenter and have been working as a builder and carpenter for over 24 years. I have been working in New Zealand 5 years as a builder and or carpenter. I have a site safety card, I also have my full drivers licence. I own all my own tools and equipment and have a good experience in a lot of different fields. I have been living in New Zealand for o...

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Clive Bench

Joined September 2014

Having operated for over 35 years, mainly in the commercial construction sector. I have ran in excess of 100 tradesmen in various trades on numerous large sites but now mainly focus on demolition, roofing/waterproofing, specialised coatings and associated carpentry requirements. I have a current registration for Asbestos removal. Approved to issue selected Producer Statement by Auckland CC

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Skilled Renovations Ltd

Joined June 2013

Hi I've been building now for 19 years i specialise in bathroom, kitchen's decks. we specialise in renovation I also do smaller jobs. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget Experienced tiler & licenced waterproofer

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27 Building Services Limited

Joined January 2019

With plenty of years of building experience etched into my toolbelt, I'm ready to take on whatever project you're dreaming up. You'll find my prices reasonable and my work is top notch. I'm very passionate about ensuring that you are satisfied with the result. Let's have a chat about how I can make what's in your mind's eye a reality.

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Jacks building

Joined July 2016

Hi I've been building for 4 years and just here to do maintenance work for residential or commercial, as i am working full time during the week. My rates is reasonable and I get the job done with time and quality.

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RHODES PLANT & EXCAVATIONS LIMITED

Joined July 2019

Hi, Rhodes Plant & Excavations Limited has been in business since 2017, we specialise in all earthworks, cartage and residential demolition. No job is too big or too small. We are very professional and all of our staff are highly trained in there roles along with health and safety at the front of our company. We pride ourselves with passion and persistence on every job and provide competitive pri...

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Stoneley Handyman Services

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm just your average run of the mill young kiwi bloke looking for the chance to prove himself in the industry. I have been doing a multitude of trades virtually my whole life. I come from a trade orientated family with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience at my disposal. Where I excel is my attitude towards the work, whether it be new or common ground, I strive to do...

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Landscapes by Design

Joined March 2014

Hi, we've been landscaping gardens for 15 years in the Auckland Region. We specialise in all soft landscaping, edible gardens, pond & water features design and build. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlins for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competative quotes and completing your job on budget.

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Buddy Jones

Joined September 2019

Hey! We specialise in kitchen renovations and installations for both old and new kitchens. We are pretty handy in other aspects including, gib, plaster, painting. We like outdoor work too! Things such as fencing, water blasting, general clean up, gardening. Whatever the job may be, we will be 100% transparent while we provide you with our very best quality and service. Look forward to hearing from...

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Awesome Gasfitters and Plumbers

Joined September 2018

Experienced in all aspects of plumbing gasfitting roofing drainage Certifying craftsman 25 years in the business No job to small. And nothing is impossible you just have to pay more

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BRAVE CONSTRUCTION

Joined July 2019

Hi, we specialize in interior fit outs. We have been working with major retail companies throughout New Zealand and residential owners who deserves truly beautiful high end works. Together of 30years experience, we will finish the job successfully.

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Italianskill

Joined May 2019

Hi, I'm a professional handyman with 25 years of experience in constructions. I'm specialised laying timber flooring, building fences, deckings, interior and exterior painting jobs and I can do from fixing to building/renovation and extension jobs.

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Wayne Carpentry

Joined February 2018

Hi, we have been building new houses and renovating old houses for years, we also very good at building fences and decks, we accept any jobs from small fixings to new buildings, we provide 2 years warranty for all the jobs we did. Of course, we will give you competitive quotations for free.

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NZ Building Services Ltd

Joined September 2018

NZ Building Services provides services in the following areas : Electrical , Data , Security & CCTV System, Heating Solutions , General Building Renovations

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Transforming Residential Limited

Joined January 2016

We are a residential company that specialises in additions, renovations and parts there of. The company has a reputable builder with previous apprentice awards, and he maintains that through out all work completed. We are a registered company with a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP), a member of the Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA) and hold current Site Safe qualifications.

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Total Builders

Joined January 2011

I am trade qualified, and also a Licensed building practitioner. I am prompt , reliable and take pride in my work. I can offer you quality work at a competitive price. I cover all aspects of the building trade from high end homes to decks and fences Auckland wide. I am happy to work Labour only or full contract. All quotes are free, and customer satisfaction is gauranteed.

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Houzzspec Ltd

Joined September 2015

Houzzspec started a number of years ago now, with a broad range of skills in Manufacturing / Construction, our work ethic is simple -work hard, get it done competitively with compromising on quality.

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