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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.

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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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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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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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Cabinet Makers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

Cabinet makers use woodworking skills to create cabinets, shelving and furniture. The fundamental focus of cabinet makers is the production of cabinetry. Although they may also produce items that would not be recognised as cabinets, however the same skills and techniques apply. A cabinet may b

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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 regulations require that certain wor

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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Shaving and installing doors after carpet relay

Posted 1 week ago

The carpet company couldn't put the doors back on after laying new carpet. Seven doors need to be shaved and reinstalled.

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Sleepout project

Posted 3 days ago

To build 2 sleepouts/office spaces as well as decked area, some fencing and install a pergola

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Fixing deck and build retaining wall

Posted 2 days ago

A small patch of deck to patch and to build retaining wall at my slope backyard

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Pigeon Shelter

Posted 4 days ago

I would like a pigeon shelter to be built to house around thirty birds for my garden. Something similar to the attached photograph; but smaller.

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Replacing rotten wooden window sills

Posted 5 days ago

need a craftsman to repair rotting wooden window sills

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Entertainment Unit #2

Posted 2 days ago

We are after a sideboard/entertainment unit, possibly wall mounted. This would be 2200mm long, 550mm wide, 650mm height, with large enough cabinet cupboards to fit vinyl records (310mm high) of which there will be at least 2 side by side cupboards, with stacked drawers on the other side with soft close mechanisms. We are after this to be mostly black with a light wood top, possibly of MDF for a more matte gloss finish

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Four unit deck demo and replacement

Posted 4 days ago

4 units - removal of external cladding material of decks and rotten non-structural framing. Repair and replace with new framing and grooved ply cladding suitable for external use. Paint and finish to a high standard, ensuring all elements are weatherproofed.

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Wooden Window replacement

Posted 4 days ago

Hi, looking for someone to provide a quote for a replacement window that has completely broken apart. Quote is to supply a new window only, glazing if offered, can be included as an option on your quote. See rough drawing and photo for dimensions etc. We will provide the remnants of the window as a template to the successful candidate. Please advise expected turn around for this job when quoting.

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Porch Renovation & Sliding Door Install

Posted 4 hours ago

1. Remove existing window. Expand hole, stud relocation, new lintel, install larger floor to ceiling multi sliding door (supplied). 2. Remove concrete steps at front porch. Build wooden steps, side banister. Replace existing porch floorboards.

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Deck Maintenance

Posted 4 days ago

Hi there I have a deck that needs 2 boards replaced (boards size 90mmx32mm) and one bean placed (bean size 140mm x 45mm roughly) under the deck. The current deck board is touching the house, so I need to have 2 boards replaced and leave 15mm gap between the house and deck. This is one side of the deck. On the other side of the deck - boards needs to be cut a bit at the edges end so there is a 12-15mm gap between the house and deck. Once the 2 old boards are removed the wall line where the b...

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New deck

Posted 1 day ago

Need a price for supply and build of a deck approximately 36m2. Single level and no steps. The entire area of lawn is to be new decking. It will need to have two removeable sections that can be lifted out, one over the cesspit and one over the sewer chamber. There is only 250 from the ground level to the house floor level. 90mm kwila with ss square drive screws. Please allow for all excavation, removal of excavated material, and removal of all construction waste. Quote will need Labour and Mat...

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Bi-fold wooden window frame repair/replace #2

Posted 1 week ago

A broken bi-fold window frame and one side of it came apart after pulling on it . The other side is ok and glass are intact. The width is about $1.2m and height is about $1.1m. Currently property is rented so would prefer simple repairment if possible.

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New fire rated door in wall commercial

Posted 1 week ago

New fire rated door in wall. Joining 2 shops into one.

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Build a kitset aluminium / coloursteel patio roof.

Posted 1 week ago

Install a kitset roof with aluminium frame with colour steel and pvc roofing. Engineer design so LBP not required. Must have ladders/scaffold, aluminium and steel cutting and fastening tools. Plus tools for concrete footings. Average 2 people for 2 days to install.

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Kitchen Floor sunken

Posted 4 days ago

The kitchen floor under the fridge has sunk so that the fridge door can't be opened properly. Appears flooring timber has rotted. Please have a look at the problem and provide a quote. I'll give you the tenants ph number for access.

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Decking jib

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, I have recently moved to a house where I've like to get more decking in at the side of the house and around the pool area. I will also want to take down the pool fencing so it can we replaced by glass eventually Please contact if you can undertake the work.

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3x3.5m deck open pergolas

Posted 5 days ago

3x3.5 deck pergolas. It is 3x3.5m deck required shed. It needs like louvre roof system. Deck is already done so only pergolas needs to be done.

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Custom built in Shelving

Posted 3 minutes ago

Concept is plywood construction Built in hall shelving For books and vinyl LPs Approx 3500 ml long x 2600 high Rough Drawing attached Photo attached of the empty space Photo of a similar shelf ; the type of look we’re going for

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Floating Deck

Posted 1 week ago

Hi I would like for someone to come and give a quote for making floating deck. Manali

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Soffit repair

Posted 1 week ago

There is a hole in the soffit in the corner where birds came through into the ceiling. A cardboard piece the size of a shoe box is at present the temporary repair. I need a permanent solution with the correct material. The house has an upstairs and downstairs area. The base on the ground is hard pavers for a ladder to rest against.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 187,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Want Trellis installed

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18th February 2021

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Deck extension

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14th February 2021

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 5
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 5
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Deck job

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1st February 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Replace Weather boards


1st February 2021

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 5
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Replace window handles

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24th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Hanging pictures

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9th February 2021

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 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Dan's Decking Steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Modify garden Wendy House

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Small deck extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Repair a few rotted deck boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Replace Beams

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30th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Old, cracked and slimey.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st January 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Shaving and installing doors after carpet relay

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Exterior cladding and door frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Deck replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Oiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

4x3 deck needed for gazebo

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

move a dryer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 2
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 5
Communication
 5

Floor and Door Work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Quote for decking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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.

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Simpson trades

Joined November 2020

Hi, I've had an assortment of different trades throughout my 15 years in the trade industry, cabinet making, roofing, shed building, gib fitting, tiling, new building and renovations, ect. I put a lot of pride in my work and always make sure my customers are happy. I am a volunteer firefighter and might get called out in the early morning, this might affect the time and schedule we agree on, I wil...

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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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Home Maintenance Services

Joined January 2021

Hi, I have been providing home maintenance services for the last 15 years. The sort of work I can do include indoor painting, plastering, carpentry, fencing and tiling repairs. I have a focus on doing those small jobs you need done around your home. Cheers.

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ajkchippie

Joined August 2020

Hi, i have had a range of experience in building kitchens, boat building, cabinetry and recently extended my experience to building houses. I have built my own home and worked on a number of residential projects, apartments as well as exterior projects such as decks, fencing and retaining walls. Call me for a quote. Aaron

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Amorin Construction

Joined June 2020

Hi, I am a builder with 30 years of overall experience. I have done 10 years of cabinet making and joinery, 8 years of high end residential finishing work in the U.S.A and 12 years of complete high end residential homes in New Zeaaland. Contact me and I'm sure I can help with anything you need done.

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Daniel Pineda

Joined March 2016

TAURO CONSTRUCTION LTD Since 2018 Our Company will provide you quality a great capacity for all sort of jobs among our expertise. Timber frames, House maintenance, Carpentry in general , Concrete Work ( Remedials, grouting and cracks fixing) Retaining Wall, fences, Concrete cutting, Gib fixing, paint, and much more. also we can help with design as well. Trust us, we can build your dream...

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Jake of All Trades Ltd

Joined March 2019

I am coming from a family of builders and building contractors and have been in contact with many handy jobs. I would like to concentrate on smaller jobs and provide competitive quotes.

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M&E renovation

Joined May 2019

I am a solo trader. Ive been renovating houses for the last 10 years. I am currently working as a builder coordinator in a renovation company. I am very professional and always fair to my clients. Every clients Deserve a high quality workmanship. All types of Job. i started from the lowest position in construction industry, meaning no job too small for me. You will have honest advise b...

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Leiana's 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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ViFi Limited

Joined October 2020

Hi i am an experienced tradesperson but new to builders crack. I am well versed with handyman tasks and pride myself with doing a professional job which I try and deliver on time. I have attached a few few pictures of my recent work. In addition to the pictures where I cant show the before and after I would like to add that I do, TV/Projector wall mounts including running wires through the walls...

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Armstrong

Joined March 2020

I am a qualified builder have a trade of NZ certificate of carpentry L4 from MIT Manukau, and still on study for my diploma. Been on building for long time in both Residential and Commercial Iam a Tongan very happy to work with you Thanks

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Integrity Decorating

Joined January 2010

Trade Qualified Painter and Paperhanger, 30 years experience on all aspects of painting and paperhanging. Have spray gear- airless, pressure pot, hvlp, xvlp . waterblasting equipment. Have special sander/vacuum for plastering jobs Some scaffollding, Trestles, planks and mobile platforms Can do Residential or Commercial. Willing to travel and would be interested in travelling around nz to o...

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Nest Renovation Ltd

Joined October 2017

I am a licensed builder with more than 25 years of experience, my MOTTO is """"quality constructions and honest service"""" Please check my work on the website w w w . n e s t r e n o v a t i o n . c o . n z We specialize in house --> alternations --> extensions and --> complete house renovation I would provide a detailed quote within 24 hours or earlier if necessary....

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Those Guys Property Services

Joined September 2020

We are very professional, meet deadlines for project completion and definitely work hard. We take pride in our competitive pricing and quotes, and always stick to the budget. We offer competitive pricing and deliver a high standard of work on every job. Services include: Tiling Splashbacks Grout Cleaning Tile Cleaning Tile Repair / Replacement Epoxy Grouting Silicone Replacement Viny...

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J Ark Construction

Joined June 2019

Hi, our company is medium size company, I have been building for 7 years now. Our company is growing company and we are specialised in renovation and new building. Our company is focusing on to finish in right time and We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Parkes builders

Joined September 2018

Run by a BCITO Qualified LBP builder with 10 years new build , renovation experience. . Hard working team, and you will be impressed at the standard of work We can produce. Excited to bring your ideas to life ! Please also see our No Cow Boys reviews at ...... &allow-rating=1#ratings Website: ...

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LOS INCAS LIMITED as Master Garden and Landscaping

Joined January 2021

No job to small We are reliable, affordable, honest and passionate about our work and delivering excellent service to our clients. We can provide you with excellent references. Please see our website for more details at www. ... .nz

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Iro Teariki

Joined February 2021

Hi, I have been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 7 years. In the meantime I am still plying my trade under an apprentice role but am very competent in my trade and am looking to fulfil small to medium jobs with my experience. I have an eye for detail and quality is my primary focus along side my work ethic and workmanship. I work mostly unsupervised and every completion of...

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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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Tradesworkman

Joined March 2020

Hi, I can do all sorts of maintenance. From small renovation to fencing and decking. My work speak for itself, as I take my job with pride and workmanship. No job is too small. Whatever it is need fixing, I'll fix it.

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