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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.

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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Backyard Improvement

Posted 5 days ago

Extend the existing deck / stairs Install a Pargola

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Very small job in apartment

Posted 10 hours ago

I need two Eye scews put into the wall and in a separate room a big mirror put up on the wall.

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Leak Deck

Posted 5 days ago

Need to waterproof the deck leak and retilling as well.

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Weather boards

Posted 2 days ago

A couple of weather boards need to be banged in on the side of our house.

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Window

Posted 13 hours ago

New timber window required for old building in Auckland city Approx 1.6 x .8 - fixed pane.

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Build a deck

Posted 5 days ago

Area to cover 20 m2. Around 15 cm above ground. Thanks

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Timber board fixed to cladding needs to be nailed/repaired

Posted 2 days ago

Hi I need to repair this timber board which has come out. I need someone to help nail this back in and check if any damage has been done. Also the scribers in the second picture needs to be put back.

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Deck

Posted 6 days ago

A deck off the side of my house on a sloping section. Around 15-20sqm. At one end it will be around 2.5m off the ground.

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Dishwasher hose hole

Posted 12 hours ago

It is a very simple job, I had a new dishwasher and the hose keeps bending, so we can't push the dishwasher all the way in the space. All we need is holes cut out so the hose does not bend. A quick easy job.

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Deck n landscaping

Posted 1 day ago

We need someone to build our deck in backyard and also some landscaping that is needed around the house

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Install new deck balustrade

Posted 1 day ago

Need 4.6 mete on the side and around 6.5 meter front of the deck balustrades changed like by like or new design as current one not safe see attached photos thanks

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Villa deck repair

Posted 16 hours ago

Our commercial landlord needs a quote for repairing part of the deck in the villa we lease. Not a particularly big job, but we need to ensure the deck is sound enough for safe access.

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Window and door architraves installation

Posted 3 days ago

Hey guys I am currently remodeling my bathroom. I am looking for handyman or carpenter/joinery to align the architraves of window and door with bathroom tiles. As the floor tiles are also replaced you might have to trim bathroom door later on. The bottom frame of the window is also damaged due to water and needs to be replaced as well. The size of the new timber architraves will be 60mm wide x 18mm width. Please inspect and quote

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Replace large fixed window panels in sliding doors

Posted 5 days ago

Replace two large exterior cedar window panels and two matching cedar glass sliding doors

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Demolish and Repair

Posted 1 day ago

I need a fireplace removed and the flooring and wall rebuilt. I am not sure what category to put this under but repairing the floor is going to be the trickiest part of the job so I've focused on that. I want the wall jibbed and the finishing done but will do the painting myself. At this stage I'm just wanting to find out how much it is likely to cost. The photos show the closed off fireplace and a detail of the current flooring. The top of the chimney has already been dismantled when the ro...

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Trim bottom of door for clearance - Grey Lynn

Posted 6 days ago

We have found our front door needs to be trimmed at the bottom to clear the new tiles. We are hoping this can be done in situ but the door is able to be removed if necessary.

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Fix Stainless Steel Kick Plates to 7 x Fire Rated Doors in Apartment Garage.

Posted 14 hours ago

Doors to be removed at the hinges and One Hour Cure adhesive applied to Kick Plates that require clamping with minimum of 40mm battens and then reinstated. 1.2mm Stainless Steel Kick Plates and one hour cure adhesive supplied. Chippy to supply the battens and clamps.

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Under Deck Storage

Posted 3 days ago

We have a raised deck. I want to utilise the space underneath by building some storage. And perhaps add some form of material to keep it dry.

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Wall panelling

Posted 3 days ago

Hi, I'm looking for someone to add some panels to a few walls to our new house. Not sure exactly what it's called but the classic panel which creates square lines on the wall using bits of wood thats then painted the same color as the wall. Similar to photo attached

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House Maintenance

Posted 5 days ago

Hi Team. We need someone to take a look at the veranda of our villa in Mt Eden. There's some rot set in and it's in need of a little refurbishment. We also need a new front door fitting. And finally, we've some rot around our garage door which, similar to our veranda issue, needs some TLC and making good. Would love someone to quote for the work. Thanks in advance.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 197,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bed repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Timber house windows get stuck and need shaving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace and/or repair 3 rotten doorsteps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

eaves repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Fix Floor Board Creeks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Custom built in Shelving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing Shelves

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

build a new wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace front deck / patio.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Precision trim of timber bench top

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair Letter Box

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th June 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Deck renovation and new pergola

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Flip hinges/door on frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small wood work jobs around house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace flor boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Refurbishment

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Porch Repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden Door Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install of aluminium office partitions

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Carpentry to cover exposed pipe behind toilet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Nutriwise Ltd trading as ASSET UPKEEP

Joined January 2020

Hi there After working for over 25 years in industry, I have learnt the importance of customer service, reliability and professionalism - along with doing a quality job. In more recent years I have honed my practical skills working with a well-respected fencing contractor and of late, with a professional property maintenance operator. I now specialise in small to medium-sized repairs and...

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Noman handyman

Joined March 2011

Hi , we've done building for 15 years now, and our trade is building and painting , and we always aim on completing the job on time , making sure the job is done in top quality , and we also are a friendly bunch . Lastly we can work together for a fair price that keeps you and ourselves both happy at the end of the day. Whether it be BIG or small, inside or outside, if it's painting or building, y...

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Leiana Contractors

Joined May 2017

Auckland Area Hi I am Neil we are a small team of experience builders & masons who got together to do contracting work . Our team is mostly Tongan boys so no job is too big for us . Our service includes landscaping., concrete driveways , concrete pad for spa pool & Sheds , Concrete removal , Masonry Block Walls & fencing , demolition , Timber fencing ,retaining walls, Rock Walls , Kitchen Re...

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Vision Landscaping and Construction

Joined September 2019

The friendly, professional team here at Vision Landscaping & Construction have 15 years experience in building, renovating, landscaping, and maintaining commercial and residential properties. While we specialize in project management of larger renovations and property makeovers, we also do smaller jobs from time to time including regular maintenance. We are very professional and work hard to...

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AL Renovations

Joined July 2020

We are a small team of handymen specialising in small renovations and fit-outs. We have all-round capabilities that most dedicated trades cannot complete by themselves. We can also work towards a budget you have in mind and let you know how realistic that is.

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Good Samaritan

Joined September 2019

For the past couple of years we have been building up our experience in fencing, decking, paving, landscaping, renovations and handy tasks (indoor and outdoor). Success for us is defined as completing a job to a high standard, meeting the deadline and on budget.

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Alex Symes Building Co

Joined July 2020

Hi, I am a 4th year apprentice, qualified in November. I have worked mostly for large high end residential companies for the entirety of my time and am now self employed. I have 2 builders working for me if the job is large enough and we specialise in decks/fences although are more than capable of larger scale work too.

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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Provue Glass Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hi, I have been in the trade for the last 14 years and pride myself in the work I complete. Specializing in Showers, splashbacks, mirrors, broken windows, new glazing, pet doors, Timber Joinery and more. We offer competitive pricing and free quotes Thank You Provue Team

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JNP contractors

Joined March 2021

Hi we've been Concreting for the past 15years while we specialise in paving fencing concrete footpaths driveways etc we also do smaller jobs we are professionals and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion we pride ourselves on providing competitive free quotes and completing jobs on time.

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Viola Properties

Joined February 2017

About us We are passionate about providing families with their dream living space. We specialise in adding and developing living spaces that meet any brief you could give us, from relaxing and calm, to adventurous and fun, providing property owners with added value in every respect. Our expert team has over 16 years of experience in developing beautiful spaces from concept, to construction...

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Space Building & Developments Ltd

Joined June 2021

Hi, I am qualified builder, LBP license and registered Master Builder. More than 10 years experience in construction. Running my own business to do all building works including Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations, Interior Fit-out, Cladding, Deck&Fence&Pergola&Carport etc. not a handyman but a real good builder. Would like to help out all your property needs and add valuation. very good reputation on...

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Blackstone Project Management

Joined June 2019

We provide fixed price / fixed timeframe renovations for homeowners and property investors from kitchens and bathrooms through to full interior and exterior renovations, basement conversion and extensions. With extensive experience in the building and construction industry and a great team we are able to offer peace-of-mind that your renovation project will be done effectiently and to a high stan...

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SaMYETA Contracting Ltd

Joined December 2016

Our company specializes in building houses, renovating, decking, fencing, complete landscaping and any type of concreting jobs. We also do smaller jobs as required. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and working to your satisfaction. Honesty is our policy.

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VSAL Construction Ltd

Joined February 2021

Hi, I began as a builder in 2010. Over the years I developed my building skills under various building companies and managed to started my own business two years ago. I did lots of small jobs from renovations and any interior constructions to landscaping and any exterior layout. I believe in a proactive approach to all aspects of my business, but in particular to quality, safety and delivery. By...

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AL Builders

Joined January 2021

So we are fresh business who wants to get our name out there. We take our job seriously and take no shortcuts. Built a ton of Decks/Pergolas, fence, and all. We work to our customer's perfection. Howard

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Make Build Construct

Joined February 2021

Hi We are a moderately young company with Renovation and New build experience. With a fast-growing team of multiple backgrounds, there is no task too small or big for us. We pride ourselves on providing competitive rates and exceptional service in a timely fashion.

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G P Flooring ltd

Joined June 2016

Hi I've been sanding and polyurethaning floors for over 20ys both here in NZ and in Australia. While I specialise in sanding and polyurethaning all aspects of timber flooring I also can repair or replace damaged flooring I work by myself so I do all of the job from the initial contact through to the last coat so you the customer will know who you are dealing with throughout the entire process

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Tapu & Son Construction

Joined June 2020

To find a position and a job where I can monitor and develop my current skills and experiences to the best of my ability, and be an effective, self –motivated, hard working and a reliable person in the field of construction and be able to create an effective team-working environment for a productive company

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Eiger Build

Joined August 2009

I'm an experienced and reliable Tradesman. My expertise is interior renovations. I have 17 years extensive experience in kitchens and bathrooms. I'm a highly skilled tiler (ceramic and marble), plasterer ( City and Guilds qualification UK), and decorator. I'm responsible, very hard working, clean and tidy, and pride myself on always getting top results at the best possible price.

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