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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.

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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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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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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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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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.

Wooden boxes

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for a wood worker that will be able to make simple wooden boxes with a lid to slide off that can fit A5 cards in them . Approximately 121mm W x 164mm H and 40mm internal depth. Wanting to use Plywood 7mm and staples. Looking at getting 30 made as soon as possible but potentially more in the future Also looking for someone who could cut 4x8 plywood and drill 3-4 holes into the wood all wood with dimensions will be provided!

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Carpenter to build a Window Seat

Posted 9 hours ago

I am looking to build a 2.3m long window seat with built in storage. Ideally something like the attached picture

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Balcony bar

Posted 5 days ago

Build two bar tables for use on a narrow balcony . ( approx ... ) They need to be made of wood that can be kept outside.

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Wooden Panelling work required for new build.

Posted 1 day ago

Building a new house and I am looking to get some good quality panelling work done for - Concealed Doors (2 x concealed Doors) - Wall Panelling (2 walls - Std size) I will share details in person or via phone, but I need labor quote for these jobs and an approximate hrs for this job. Photo attached to show the kind of work i'm expecting done.

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Waterproof canopy glass or Perspex

Posted 3 days ago

The piece of timber fixed to the blockwork needs replacement, and more of a fall needs to be created away from the house. Job is in Epsom. no cowboys please, I’m a bricky and know a tradesman when I hear him or her.

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Replacement of handrail, and addition of steps to our deck

Posted 3 days ago

We need the railing of our deck repaired or replaced. In addition we would like a set of steps built from the deck down to the garden.

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Farm Stiles

Posted 2 days ago

I am putting together an event that needs roughly 10 stiles for participants to walk over farm fences. Ideally, these would be able to withstand 1300+ people walking over them and endure all conditions. We would like these to be used again and again so if there was a potential to pack these away at the end of the event and store for the following years that would be wonderful. Use of recycled materials is a BIG BONUS.

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Replacement deck

Posted 5 days ago

Remove old decking and replace with new timber and extend existing deck

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Metal framed Balustrade Replacement

Posted 3 days ago

Metal balustrade of covered deck has rusted and needs replacement, by a Licensed Building Practitioner.

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Window & Door Checks

Posted 1 day ago

We have an old villa with original windows and would like someone to go around all the french doors and windows to make small repairs where needed. Loose handles, stuck sliding mechanisms etc.

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Repair of wooden timber boards on house/other minor carpentry needs

Posted 4 days ago

Hi We have to replace 4 wooden boards on our house, nail in another board on the back of our garage area and some other minor carpentry jobs.

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52 Shoreham St #2

Posted 2 days ago

New house construction, two storey total floor area 185sqm on rib raft foundation, combination of cedar and weatherboard cladding, Lobour only contractor is required for construction

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Squeaky Floorboards Under Carpet

Posted 4 days ago

I have approx 50m^2 across three bedrooms and a hallway of carpeted tongue and groove rimu floorboards in an apartment in the city. The floorboards are about 90 years old and are held in place with wooden dowels. They have become squeaky and I am looking for someone to desqueak them with a product like "Squeeeeek No More". I'm really just looking for advice at this point. I would like someone who has experience in this area to have a look and advise what can be done. Please note I am renting...

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Hang new barn door in hallway

Posted 3 days ago

I need to securely close off a passageway leading off the hallway. The passageway is 2.3m high x 0.9m wide. I would like to have a barn door but not sure if it can be installed in this location given the passageway is full height.

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Furniture

Posted 5 days ago

I am needing a circle cut out of 18mm ply or mdf (which i can supply) roughly 56x56cms and then I want it to be screwed to the outer base of a tyre along with 4 legs. May suit a retired builder/carpenter who does odd jobs of this type or whoever is able to get the job done to a top standard.

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Front wooden door staining

Posted 1 day ago

The main front wooden door needs to be restored from outside and restrained from inside, also change the door lock

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Reception Desk Made

Posted 5 days ago

We need a reception desk made asap. Pls see picture attached. Immediate start if possible. Happy to discuss further upon job application. The location its going to is in Ponsonby but does not matter where you are of cause.

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Repair the joint of a chair leg

Posted 3 days ago

I’m trying to find someone with the skills to repair the joint of a chair leg damaged in a recent move. I have insurance cover, so I’ll need someone to work with me to meet the insurance claim requirements.

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Deck around new pool

Posted 1 day ago

40m2 timber deck around pool. Relatively flat with good access. Pool is installed mid dec, ideally deck in pre Xmas.

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Deck job

Posted 5 days ago

Hi, Please only reply to this job if you can start in the next month, thanks. We need our deck rebuilt. We would like ~150 width kwila boards or some other quality hard wood. Some joists will need to be replaced. Size of deck is approx ... and ... . We are in Point Chevalier. Access is easy down a driveway straight to deck area. Thanks

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 179,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Door hardware fitted

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Rotten deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Building a sandpit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck 200mm height approx.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front-yard deck and fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pocket door repair


13th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Decking Boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace ceiling in porch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

4 small jobs at 1 house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floating deck over waterproofing and soffit repair 20m2

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

10th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck staining

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

rotton window sill to be repaired

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need a post replaced and stainless wire to screen neighbours

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Decking Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hang curtain rail and fix kitchen drawer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

25sqmt standard deck. easy access.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bottom of door frame repair and bathroom ceiling paint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small low deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Recoating and refreshing of Deck

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Decking Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Carpenters in Auckland

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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Auckland Professional Property Maintenance

Joined June 2016

We are a small decorative paint and property maintenance company that wasestablished in 1993. We spesialize in residential complete maintenance (Plastering, painting, general renovation, kitchen + bathroom, deck and fence, Etc) We manage the complete job from start to finish with no extra costs. We have loads of satisfied clients all over Auckland. We are the group of experienced trade that you ca...

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Living Construction

Joined February 2020

Hi, Living Construction has a staff of 30 including qualified,licensed and very experienced carpenters.We do New Residential, Commercial and Renovations including decks fencing and retaining walls.We specialize in blocks of high density intertenancy housing with over 250 houses 1,2 and 3 story houses constructed in Hobsonville point.Quality work at a good price on time!

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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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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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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. GREAT RATES Excited to bring your ideas to life !

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Emerain property maintenance

Joined April 2018

Hi there I have a years of experience in property maintenance. I am able to do any types of work small or big jobs you ... cluding plumbing, plastering , painting ,any repair or renovation. Also I have years of experience in troubleshoot white appliances. Such as Washing machine, fridge, Dryer, microwave, dishwasher etc.. Let me know know if I can help you with anything. Thanks Regards...

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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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Lukes Building Services

Joined September 2020

Hello and welcome to Luke's Building Services. We are locally owned and specialize in small renovations, maintenance and repairs, and shower replacements. Check out my Facebook page

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All Handyman Works Ltd

Joined August 2014

All garden design and maintenance by experienced gardeners. We work at affordable prices and leave you with a garden area you can enjoy for all seasons. We are experienced with Installation of All Garden types, Including Vege Gardens/ Hedges/Tree Work/ Pruning/ Extensive Weeding/Spraying/ Basic Landscaping/. We are experienced with design setups for maximum visual impact for events as well. Any...

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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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Rossin building services

Joined June 2020

Hi, I have been completing small building projects in my spare time over the last 2 years. I specialise in small jobs, concreting, fencing, lean to structures and pathways. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines and meet the clients needs. I promise myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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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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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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Honeycomb Construction Ltd

Joined March 2012

Hi, I'm a qualified builder working in the industry for 10 years. Worked in commercial and residential. Building new houses and renovations to a high standard. Keen to look at any job.

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Solution Handyman

Joined May 2020

Hello, I have worked in the construction industry for the past 30 years and am experienced in all manner of indoor and outdoor projects, from building retaining walls to replacing Gibb on walls. I strive to find the best solution for your needs in a professional and timely way. Thank you for taking the time to enquire about my services.

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SS Lining

Joined May 2012

SS Lining is proud to be one of Auckland's most respected Gib Fixers, Stoppers and Painters, with projects ranging from interior linings of medium commercial buildings to the interior and exterior painting of small flats to large residential houses.

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Kadex Construction Ltd

Joined October 2020

Welcome to Kadex Construction we are your local construction company doing small renovations from bathrooms, shower replacements to decks and fences. We are also happy to help with the small maintenance jobs no one wants to do. Our owner/builder Matt is a qualified and licenced builder who has 15years experience in new builds, renovations and all jobs building and can help with whatever you need...

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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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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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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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