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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

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

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Repairs

Posted 10 months ago

need to replace shower unit, and small minor jobs around house

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Joinery in character newer house needed before end of year.

Posted 1 year ago

Hello, we’ve bought a newer build house that needs some joinery/storage solutions in the following spaces: - guest groom (wall/Murphy bed + cupboards) - dining room (built in storage, dining bench, etc) —this may mean that we need the bench top extended in the kitchen and potentially more tile laid down. We would ideally like to get this job going as soon as possible so it can be done when the space is needed in mid/late December.

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Carpenter

Posted 1 month ago

I'm looking for a skilled carpenter capable of working independently and part of a team. Own PPE but most tools provided. Contract will only be for a few months to give the job a push. Must care about the work and be able to follow plans and instructions.

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Replace 2 floor joists Corsair Bay, Lyttelton

Posted 2 years ago

Need two floor joists replaced due to damp and rot. Joists are easy to access as large open area under house. See photos. Location Corsair Bay, Lyttelton.

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Coving & doors

Posted 11 months ago

We require approx. 2 x 2.5 meters & 1 x 140mm coving/cornice (supplied) fastening to an extended wall & fitting existing internal mitres. Also planing two doors for allowance of new carpet.

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Decking restoration.

Posted 2 years ago

Restore two decks. Sand off the old flaking paint and re-paint or stain a black colour. The decks are 4.5 x 2.5 m and 3.5 x 2 m.

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Minor Repairs

Posted 2 years ago

Hole in wall needs re gibing. Small bathroom window won't close, likely shave down. Small panel on outside of house needs securing

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Pantry doors

Posted 2 years ago

We need two new doors built, painted and fitted in our kitchen pantry.

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Build a Chicken Run/Coop

Posted 4 months ago

I pretty much just need a standard run with a door access and aviary/bird mesh so quail cant escape. Will need a mesh ceiling/roof aswell. W 2m x L 3m x H 2.5m You can build on site at birdlings flat or deliver. Pics to give a rough idea. Would prefer between $300-700. Please message me a quote.

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Victoria Barson

Posted 9 months ago

We are keen to reseal and replace/cover our upstairs Butanol deck (with wood decking pref) to ensure water tight & match the look of our outside wooddeck downstairs.

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Structural engineer

Posted 8 months ago

Needing house and deck concents for hillside for earthquake affecttive home

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Lichen removal and deck staining

Posted 9 months ago

Our owners would please like a quote for the linchen to be removed and also wood staining which will slow the regrowth of lichen?

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Deck Design with a view

Posted 1 year ago

Hello - we are having earthquake repairs done to our house at the moment and would like to shout ourselves a new deck at the end of it! We'd like someone to give us some ideas though, to make best use of the views/space.

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Deck structure

Posted 1 year ago

Decking post on one corner completely fallen over. House is going to be re levelled, need someone (or 2) to help either brace it ready for lift (preferrable) or completely take apart and re-build. Would prefer the cheapest option. Would like more posts so that the deck is not reliant on the house to stand. Open to ideas or suggestions for the best solution. It is 2 stories high with no drive on access to the site.

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Cedar window joinery rebate routering needed

Posted 2 years ago

We need 30 window rebates in cedar frames routered deeper to suit thicker glass, we will remove the glass and putty, just need somebody to make the rebates about 12mm deeper, possibly 2 or 3 days work, happy to meet onsite to go over this job for a quote or just supply your day rate, we will need it done next week if possible.

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Bathroom

Posted 4 months ago

I need a wall built and gibbed for a small bathroom to be installed. Picture 1:This would entail removing the gib and framing of of a small closet and picture 2 &3 moving and reframing two doors. Also access to attic crawl space be be moved

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Two sets of steps

Posted 1 year ago

We are looking for a labour only estimate. The job is to build two sets of steps leading from our house to the back garden. We are 0.5m above ground level and the steps are specified as attached. There is an opportunity for some minor carpentry work inside finishing the architraves and skirting boards and installing bi-fold doors if you're interested. Inspections welcome.

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Decking

Posted 2 months ago

Low decking - need to have it finished- mostly just need to screw decking timber and some finishing re framing - reckon good days work or so - weekend work would suit would prefer someone reasonably local if possible

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Kitchen sink

Posted 1 year ago

we need a kitchen sink unit reglued to the granite bench top its mounted underneath the bench is a sink and a half with an waste unit as well not a huge job by the looks of it cheers

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SDR SERVICES LTD

Joined June 2019

Owner operator handyman business based in Christchurch. Available for a wide variety of jobs from concrete to timber work. Paths, patios or a slab for your garden shed are no problem, or if you are looking for a new deck and fence for summer we are quick to respond and happy to quote anything, no job too big or small. Hard landscaping, excavator work or a new driveway, all enquiries welcome.

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Pro Build

Joined November 2014

HI. I'm an LBP builder with 19 yrs experience on residential projects.I have extensive experience on earthquake repairs, alterations and new builds. I have access to a professional team of subcontractors. Together we can tackle a wide range of projects and have a high standard of quality. Steven.

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S J Concepts

Joined July 2016

Hello, We've been in the flooring and building trade for over 20 years.Experienced quilified builder, with a wide range of handy man skills. We also install domestic and commercial, Vinyl and carpet. We are very professional and work hard to meeting your dead lines and expectations. We are built on work good ethics and good practices, we will turn up on time and won't leave till your happy. We ca...

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Tradesman

Joined October 2014

hi i am a licensed building practioner tradesman carpenter main line of work is building maintenance of all types,i do a lot of bathroom renovations supply and install working with only registered tradesman all types of work undertaken

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Precise Building Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2019

With seven years experience working hands on in the field of earthquake repairs to foundations of all types including -Type A ( timber floor with piles only) - Type B ( timber floor with piles and perimeter foundation) - Type C (concrete slab-on-grade) Precise Building Solutions Ltd is offering the wider Canterbury community a complete repair...

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Urban and rural fencing

Joined February 2018

I have been contracting for myself for 30+ years, I have a broad range of skills and all tools and plant needs including a 3.5 tonne digger and tip truck. I work by myself and take pride in producing top quality work with an eye for detail. Feel free to get in touch for a free quote.

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Clives Handyman Services

Joined June 2017

Have been handyman for last 20 yrs or so have a varied background from building adventure ropes courses to building steps and decks. Also handy with a paint brush and have both inside and outside painting skills. Have an interest in building custom gates using my metalwork and sculptural skills. All small jobs considered

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TW Plastering and Building

Joined April 2015

I am a highly experienced builder with great attention to detail. I truly believe in making the customer happy, even if something is difficult to achieve, the homeowner comes first. I have a great track record of positive feedback, I have added some to the photos section. Please feel free to take a read, I am very proud of my work. Please search my business name in Facebook to see photos of pre...

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SMALL JOB SPECIALIST

Joined March 2019

Hi I have been building and renovating houses for 40 years and i am just doing odd jobs and maintainence . I Give free quotes and will do the work in time frame agreed upon

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Outside The Box Solutions ltd

Joined February 2019

Outside the box has got you covered no matter what the project is. We pride ourselves on providing a top quality product at the best possible price . Contact us for a no obligation quote

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Justin van Gerwen

Joined May 2019

Hi, my name is Justin. I am a joiner/craftsman with over 20 years experience in the solid timber woodworking industry. I specialize in making solid timber doors and windows to order. I can provide full house lots of new timber joinery for new builds, or match existing joinery for extensions to both old or new style buildings. I can also do repairs to doors and windows where rot or other damage i...

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Tradepower Building Group

Joined January 2018

Tradepower Building Group was re-established in June 2017 due to demand of previous clients wanting custom specific building sheds and structures of various types to be built. Tradepower Building Group has expanded from private buildings into commercial builds; into the supply and partnering of other specific trades that are complementary of Carpentry; and Tradepower Building Group’s growth into...

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch and service We offer6 Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work Odd jobs

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Rainbowscapes

Joined March 2017

HI, Rainbowscapes is a garden maintenance, landscaping and general handyman company based in North Canterbury. We have lived and worked in the area of 12 years, building up a comprehensive and well rounded knowledge of gardens in the area. Hard or Soft Landscaping is no problem! We specialize in creating and maintaining you a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy and relax in. In addition we have a w...

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Roman Building & Construction

Joined November 2016

Hi, we are Qualified Builder and Sub-Trade with Quality as First Priority in our job. We carry out New Build, Extension, Renovation, Landscaping, Project Management and Handyman/Maintenance. We give competitive quotes and endeavor to get job done on time with top quality. We look forward to provide Excellent Services for you !!

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FIRTH HOMES LTD

Joined August 2013

Building, Renovating, Landscaping and Project management. Over 17 years experience. We have simple, practical solutions that are affordable with a 10 year guaranteed quality finish. Work with clients to meet there fixed budgets. Assist with specific requirements, advice and direction from concept and design to completion. All work performed or supervised by licensed Tradesmen. H...

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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John rawlinson

Joined February 2016

I am a trade qualified builder with extensive experience in all aspects of residential building, from small maintenance tasks right up to complete new builds and everything in between. I offer very competitive rates as I work for myself and my overheads are minimum. Fast, friendly and honest service is what I aim to achieve along with top quality workmanship.

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Paul Rout Building

Joined January 2017

Qualified Carpenter and licensed building practitioner Competent in all types of Carpentry from high end architectural to EQC repairs. No job too big or small. Happy to take your calls and come out and give you a free quote and second opinion.

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Cultivated Image

Joined May 2015

Cultivated Image is a locally owned company operating out of Christchurch for the past 15 years. We specialise in all aspects of residential and light comerial construction, hard and soft landscaping, landscape design & project management. Our team of qualified builders and landscapers pride themselves in a high quality finish on time and within budget. we are also members of the masterbuilders a...

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