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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Renovation work

Posted 1 week ago

Qualified carpenter - Start immediately. $35 per hour We're in the middle of a renovation and have ripped out old gib, a wall and are now seeking a builder to do some framing work and replace gib. Also, we will be wanting to add a 3m x 9m deck.

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Double glaze sunroom + line and insulate wall

Posted 6 days ago

We have a sunroom that we need to double glaze, line and insulate asap for a new baby - ideally completed by early July. The measurements are 3.9 x 1.8. If we are not able to find someone quickly then we may postpone the job until the spring.

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Sash window repair

Posted 6 days ago

Ungunk sash windows that don't open and repair rot in several frames.

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Putting plywood on the side wall insulation

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for a carpenter to put up plywood on the wall side insulation. The area is on the first floor with very easy access. It’s a small storage area which has been used sparingly. However the insulation foam is visible in many places. These open areas need to be covered with plywood. Looking for the complete carpentry services including material.

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Sealant works and flashing

Posted 6 days ago

Sealant works and flashing in the commercial construction building ( 2 temporary positions for 2-3 weeks). Join and help to facade installers team.

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Outside decking #2

Posted 19 hours ago

approximately 25 square meters outside deck for my new house, use Dark brown Ekologix decking. Time frames is flexible. Only great experience carpentry required.

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Floor repair

Posted 3 days ago

Replace a small area of chipboard flooring that has swollen due to flooding. The area seems to be about 2m X 2m but could include another small area under lino. Needs to be replaced as we are re-carpeting and would be easiest if repaired before carpet layer works. Will require a quote.

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Weathered deck repair

Posted 1 week ago

Weathered deck 23 years old made of Kwila planks need the following done: Task 1: Cut old+damaged planks and replace with new Kwila approx 16.71 m2 - Task 2: Cut old and damaged planks and replace with better condition old and damaged planks from Task 1 approx 10 m2 - Task 3: Two existing horizontal support beams are badly rotten need to install new treated ones aprox 2m in length each

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Plant Racks

Posted 1 day ago

Hi we live in an apartment block in Auckland CBD and we have a nice terrace where we would like to arrange some Plant Racks and wooden boxes for plants. We need a carpenter to make these for us. My husband can help out but we need somebody with the equipment and tools.

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Retail Shop Counter

Posted 1 week ago

I need a reliable and experienced carpenter to create a counter desk for our furniture shop.

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Install HWC door

Posted 5 days ago

We have had a hot water cylinder replaced that required a whole cut in the wall between two studs. Rather than gib up whole it makes more sense to maintain access by installing a door and turning the cavity in to a HWC. Would require some one to source and install door, match paint and make as good as possible. Doesn't have to be perfect but a good tidy job!

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Exterior door frame

Posted 1 week ago

This job involves sizing, cutting and fitting a section of timber to the outside of a french door frame to fill a gap in the outside of the frame. The length is approximately 30 cm, with the width being 2-3 cm. The gap is a result of an old planter box being removed (the door frame had been cut to fit around the planter). The outcome I'm seeking is for the new piece of timber to sit flush with the existing frame, so that it looks tidy.

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Front deck revamp/balustrades replacement

Posted 1 week ago

The stairs and balustrades/handrail on our front deck need a revamp. See photos, handrail is very loose and wobbly, and existing balustrades are rotting from the bottom. Would be replacing with balustrades like the attached photo. Stairs are sturdy but have a lot of wear and tear on the edges.

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Add Shelves

Posted 1 week ago

I would like to add 2 shelves in my 2 builtin wardrobe and in a cupboard.

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Decking Extension

Posted 1 day ago

We are having a Fresco Shades outdoor canopy fitted to the side of the house and need the existing decking extended towards the boundary fence to form the floor of the new extension. We are looking at late August to have the canopy fitted, so would need the job done before then. Please respond by email in the first instance. We will be away for the next few weeks, although some family will still be here in our absence.

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Hang a door

Posted 21 hours ago

Need a bedroom door hung, will need to be cut down a few ml on one side , quite heavy so might need 2 people, cheers

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Deck Balustrade

Posted 20 hours ago

The existing wooden balustrade on our 1st floor deck has some rot in the handrail and a few of the support posts. We’d like to either remedy the existing balustrade by replacing the failed components, or replace it altogether with a metal balustrade if this is possible at a reasonable cost. The total length of the balustrade is approx 9.5m.

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Ceiling access repair

Posted 4 days ago

We had a water leak from a pipe while Chorus was installing UFB. This damaged the hinged square particle board panel covering access to ceiling space. Replace panel and finish with paint to match ceiling. Perfect paint match not critical. Minor repair to ceiling cracks next to manhole. Suspended curtain rail to come down. Will need touch up to paint when fitting removed. Separate job to install U-shaped suspended curtain rail in same room.

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Pergola Roof

Posted 1 week ago

Hi need a clear roof erected with a gutter/downpipe. After a quote and options .

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Fascia Replacement

Posted 4 days ago

2 storey townhouse requires fascia replacement and paint

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 136,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Deck

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17th June 2019

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 4
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Camilla Leonelli

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24th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Install new exterior door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Pigeon Holes / Cubby holes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Front door steps needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Replace hinged lattice panel

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26th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

fix french door after burglary

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Build internal wall and doorway to separate kitchen and dining areas

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Deck restore and extension Glendowie

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

New small deck + 2 steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Build of trellis gate and repair or replace leaning post

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7th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 4
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 5

Carpenter for Switch Board

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31st May 2019

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 5
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 5

Mezzanine Extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Relocate shelving, build partition wall and work benches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Peary road, floor and ceiling repairs

Work carried out by a subcontractor

9th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Replace decking timber - keeping frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden window (x2) repair/replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Replacement - needs to start within 2 weeks!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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Paramount Building

Joined May 2016

We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 14 years. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. 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 and on time

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BUC Ltd

Joined April 2017

We are a small family owned and operated business. We specialise in the smaller, more intricate demolition and refit work needed for elite refits. Our scope of work ranges from clearing small office spaces for refitting, renovations, through to total building demolition. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, efficiency and competitive rates. We are also able to work in with the challenges...

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Hire a handyman

Joined August 2015

Hi, I have been running this maintenance company for the past 4 years where all around Auckland. I always provided a great job to keep my clients satisfied and loyal.

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The Best Tiling Limited

Joined July 2018

Hi our valued customers, We are a family business working in various areas of construction such as waterproofing, wall and floor tiling, kitchen renovation, bathroom renovation, laundry renovation, gib boards, painting and cabinetry. Big jobs, small jobs, general jobs, specific jobs... all are in our profession. With well over 5 years' working experience, we have recently joined Builder...

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Golden 5R Transport Ltd

Joined July 2017

We have exemplary qualified D-F-RTW endorsed drivers that can transport earth materials on site, had been Health & Safety inducted; with Site-Safe, TC Basic 1 (Traffic Control); We also have network of contractors, driveway asphalt layering and patching. Preparing topsoil for property /commercial building requirements e.g pool installation, property developments, excavating unneeded stumps/contami...

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Wood Work Projects

Joined October 2015

Wood work projects is your one stop shop when it comes to do with anything with wood. 12 years experience in the joinery trade and a qualified craftsman insures you a quality and accurate job first time. Specialising in exterior joinery, retro fitting double glazed timber windows, and special one off projects. You dream it, we can build it.

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3 JRS LIMITED

Joined January 2018

Hi we are a new family business, we specialise in Concrete Construction, anything with concrete, we also do smaller jobs, renovations, new builds and Carpentry jobs. We are very professional and work hard to meet our deadlines and making sure our customers needs are satisfied. We pride ourselves on putting our customers first and helping there dreams come to reality with a competitive quotes and b...

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FEI PENG

Joined November 2018

i 've been a carpenter for 3 years , i am very good at any types of carpentry works, such as timber framing , gib fixxing, intall the door , fence ,decking and so on , if u need ,just contact me

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West Coast Contractors

Joined July 2018

Specialising in earthworks, excavations, and associated site works. Providing a range of services from basement dig-outs to site clean ups, equipped with the resources to assist on any projects that involve earthmoving and digging. Offering free onsite quotes anywhere in the greater Auckland area. We pride ourselves in completing your job on time and on budget.

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EcoBuild Residential

Joined November 2014

Based in Auckland, EcoBuild Specializes in Residential type Building & Carpentry. Ecobuild is a small 2 man company run by a Qualified & Licensed Building Practitioner with over 10 Years experience in the trade, also a Site Safe Gold Member, We provide fair rates, and deliver high quality, reliable work. Full Contract or Labour only. New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Remedial Work, Building Ins...

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cnn construction

Joined April 2019

Hi we have been building new house and renovation last 4 Years. However I working 15 Years as capenter and stie foreman. We are very professional and hard work.

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East Auckland property maintenance

Joined June 2016

Hi, I have been in the industry for 10 years. I provide high quality work and pride of what I finish. COST LOW TO MEDIUM BUT LOOKS MEDIUM TO HIGH END. I'm specialising in pre-sale and pre-rental renovations. All tradies can be organised and managed, so you just sit back and relax. Projects including bathroom remodel, kitchen remodel, tiling, room alterations, painting, retaining walls, fencing...

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Diamond Building Specialist

Joined March 2018

Hi, I am a trade certified and LPB licensed builder. I am experienced in bathroom and kitchen fitouts and renovations. I have also spent several years working for the NZ Police doing general maintenance and refurbishments. Happy to quote on any small to medium jobs. We are a two man team both of us are qualified carpenters.

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HaydenWills

Joined September 2013

I am licensed builder with 20 years experience in all aspects of building work including renovations bathrooms, kitchens, new builds, maintenance and repairs. I strive for the highest standard through out all my jobs and will always listen to clients needs and offer advise on all queries. I pride myself on finding the most cost effective solutions for all the big and small projects.

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Ace Home Solutions

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are a home maintenance and Insulation company. I have over 10 years in the building and Insulation industry and have completed renovations, rehanging doors, removing old fire places , bathroom refits and repairs, stairs and decks .We are Auckland Based. We prefer work in and around Central, South and East Auckland. We are happy to do smaller jobs and jobs that can be completed in under a...

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Gibson Developments Ltd

Joined June 2016

We are a local business that provides fast and Quality workmanship, we provides services from New Builds & Renos right threw General maintenance/ bathroom revamps and brand new decks.

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Supreme sections gardening landscaping

Joined April 2017

We are a gardening landscaping service covering most of auckland. We can do everything from lawns and maintenance to building your whole outdoor area. Great rates one stop shop anything outside you need get in touch and we can sort it. Supremesections.co.nz for more info. Chris

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24 X 7 Contracting

Joined June 2009

Many of my clients will say that I will provide them with a solution rather than another headache. I always look at a job on the basis that if it were my property how would I look at this, Where is the solution? If you are looking for a solution rather than a headache, I would hope that I can help. I will be honest I have a lot of experience with Housing Corporation of New Zealand (HCNZ) (I am...

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Crown Fencing Limited

Joined June 2019

Crown Fencing Limited installs: - all residential fencing & gates - all rural fencing, gates & stiles - all commercial/industrial fencing & gates - brick & block fencing - timber decking & pergolas - garden patios - retaining walls (timber, brick or block) - general landscaping design and construction - refurbishment and repairs We have our own yard and facilities including a woodwor...

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Commres contractors ltd

Joined May 2016

****COMMRES COMPANY PROFILE 2017*** Commres is a L.B.P Company - (Foundation/Carpentry/Site 2 & Sub-trade partners). Commres is a proud member of NEW ZEALAND SITE SAFE. Commres is a part of the EMPLOYSURE NEW ZEALAND Health & Safety umbrella. Commres are committed to its Motto... BUILD WITH PURPOSE – Family/Goals/Future. BUILD WITH PRIDE – Workmanship/Standards/Respect. BUILD WITH PASSION...

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