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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

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

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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

Butenyl deck maintenance

Posted 2 months ago

We have a reasonably large deck that's on top of the roof of the first floor of our house. The deck is covered with a butenyl-type material that needs maintenance (the bolts underneath are beginning to bulge through; parts are peeling up at the joins etc). After a quote and ideas on how to repair. Please see attached photos.

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Decking

Posted 1 year 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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Replace large rotted wooden window frame

Posted 11 months ago

Quote required to replace wooden window frame plus portion of interior cladding damaged by damp, may need scaffolding to access window from exterior.

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3 small woodwork projects

Posted 3 months ago

Fitting a banister Building a wardrobe Making a door for an atic access All requiring joinery skills and a bit of creativity because it's an old house

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Pole platform deck

Posted 10 months ago

Design, submit for compliance and build pole platform deck around 5x5 M.

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Door trimmer required ASAP - Akaroa!!!!

Posted 11 months ago

We’ve just had carpet laid and need doors trimmed ASAP! Needing experienced person who’s available ASAP please.

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Bed with no slats

Posted 1 year ago

I have the headboard, footboard, and sides of a bed. I'm not entirely sure how the bed fits together either because the mechanism joining the head and footboards doesn't seem very secure (the nut is fixed so I don't know how its supposed to secure) so the way they fit together might need a new solution too (one that is reversible so the bed can be removed and reused easily in the future).

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Skirting install

Posted 1 year ago

Wanting a quote to get already prepared skirtings installed. Would like a professional job. 2 rooms and a hallway . We’ve got the already prepared skirtings 😀

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Deck on slight incline

Posted 10 months ago

20 square metre kwila deck to be built on slight incline.

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Carpenter

Posted 1 year 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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Cass Bay decking

Posted 8 months ago

Replace pine decking in back garden

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Shed door

Posted 1 year ago

This small shed door needs replacing. This could lead to further upgrading of shed internal floor and exterior paintwork.

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Odd carpentry and repair jobs

Posted 1 year ago

Small jobs around house: repairing and sealing a hole in ceiling of cupboard, replace a wood panel in the kitchen, check where lino in bathroom floor has bubbled up and redo grout round bath. Check leak in corner of main shower. One of the jobs has a photo below.

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Build a Chicken Run/Coop

Posted 1 year 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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Composite Deck - Supply and Fit

Posted 11 months ago

We are looking for quotes on the supply and fit of composite decking for an area 9m x 4m. The decking will need to be fitted straight but go over an aggregate concrete base which currently dips in the middle slightly for drainage and run off. There is a drain in the middle also which will need to be accessed. Presumably a cut here would suffice. A consideration will be the height of the deck as this is limited by the frame of the house, so shorter fittings will be needed. We would idea...

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Boat Fitout finishing

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for someone competent to finish up a timber boat fit out. Carpenter, builder, general handyman and all rounder would be best, but after a person who has pride in their workmanship and will do a good job to an agreed upon level. This is the boat: trademe listing: ... Shes 90% finished, but i need someone to start with who can do this list: Front cabin: Build and fit 4 single bunks, plywood floor / walking area built Rear cabin, finish walls, build double bed and built in cabinet...

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Bathroom

Posted 1 year 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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Weatherboards

Posted 1 year ago

A few weather boards need replacing on old colonial villa in Lyttleton. Job should take less than a day. All easily accessable.

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Replacing showers

Posted 8 months ago

Need two showers either renovated or replaced, depending on cost/practicality.

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Extending and renovating current deck and ballustrade

Posted 7 months ago

Extending a current deck from 30m2 to 50m2 + ballustrade. Deck on poles. New wood

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Mitre Ben Construction Limited

Joined March 2016

Hi My name is Ben, and I run a small carpentry business servicing Canterbury and beyond. We specialise in new builds, renovations & hard landscaping I am happy to come to you and discuss what you are needing done, at a time that suits you. I am a Licenced Building Practitioner as well as being a Qualified Carpenter. Thanks for taking the time to check us out, Ben Powley

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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts of building and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminium windows and doors, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, siding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrade, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do you need a ca...

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Masani homes Limited

Joined August 2018

We are a new construction company specialising in residential construction with a creative twist. we are always happy to help so reach out if you think we can be of assistance.

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A D White Builders ltd

Joined August 2016

Registered Master Builder with over 15 years in the trade. Quality and accountability comes standard with no job too small and I'll work in with clients to ensure that work gets completed on budget and on time. I specialise in renovations / additions and maintainance. I can take care of the project management or work in with clients and their projects as needed.

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Top corner construction limited

Joined July 2018

We were established in the COVID 19 lockdown, while previously Ashraf the managing director was a sole trader for 2 years. Our team of qualified builders have a decade worth of experience in the building industry at minimum each. We specialize Residential building and have the skills, knowledge and work force to take on most jobs from complete renovations to the small jobs like boundary fences and...

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Dans Renovations

Joined February 2018

Dan's Renovations is a small company run by the owner Daniel. Dan has his LBP License and NZQA level 4 in carpentry and has been doing building & renovating for 15 years all over Africa and in Christchurch for the last 6 years. He has done many jobs for home owners in Christchurch with good results. He specializes in bathroom renos, kitchen renos, car ports, house extensions, decks, fences, veggie...

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Grasshopper Landscapes

Joined July 2017

Hi. I have worked within the trades industry for the last 20yrs both in the uk and here for the last 13yrs. I Have worked in the following industries : Landscaping & Gardening Painting (inc exterior & roof work) Building (site manager in Chch rebuild) I also do design work and consultations I am prompt, punctual, polite and will keep you involved throughout the process. So if you have some...

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SJM Construction LTD

Joined July 2020

Hi, we are a local family business. I am the owner/builder so you know exactly who you are dealing with from quote to completion. Let it be bringing your old kitchen/bathroom back to life or finally adding that dream outdoor space, I am here to help. I pride myself on providing honest and professional advice to my clients and making sure that they are happy right through the construction proces...

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Contracting 2 U Limited

Joined January 2015

Im a Quialified Builder and do a variety of jobs from Bathroom Renovations,Fence Repairs,Trellis Installation,Decks,Window Repairs, Locks etc all those Odd Jobs needing done. I am happy to give a Free Quote and any Advice needed.

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R W Steele Builders Ltd

Joined September 2010

We are a 50 year old family business. Work undertaken is of a professional standard. We believe customer satisfaction is the utmost, wtih immense attention being paid to detail. A high level of communication is necessary. All types of work are undertaken, whether this be a new home, alterations or additions to existing homes, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, decks and pergolas. We have the ab...

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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 my customers happy, even if something is difficult to achieve, the homeowner comes first. I love having creative and functional spaces. I have a great track record of positive feedback, I have added some of this to the photos section. Please feel free to take a read, I am very proud of my work. Please...

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Nick Brown

Joined August 2020

I am a qualified builder with experience acting as a foreman and also project managing high end residential apartments. I am a perfectionist and pride myself on good quality workmanship. If you have tight timeframes I am available on short notice and I am willing to put in the hours to get the job done.

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CJs Repairs

Joined February 2020

I am a sole trader mainly doing small construction and repairs to residential buildings. I have a lot of experience working with rental properties to keep up with regular maintenance, curtain installs, as well as repairing doors, windows and everything in between. I offer a bit of everything and like to turn my hand to a creative solution for unusual projects including bespoke items from furnitur...

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Kumanu

Joined June 2020

KUMANU: means "to care for, nurture, or cherish" The owner has over forty years of experience and can nurture your ideas and dreams so that you may cherish the outcome. From a new door to a new house. Builders of the First house in New Zealand to score 10 on the Home star rating.

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DGK Builders

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are licensed builders and have been building in Christchurch for 5 years. With a vast experience in large muilti unit new build dwellings and earthquake repairs. We complete all jobs on time, within budget and will accelerate programmes when required.

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Abacus Building Maintenance

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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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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ADECONSTRUCT LIMITED

Joined March 2015

ADECONSTRUCT offers the following services: Bathroom renovation Tiling. vinyl and Carpet Handyman Solid Plastering..modified plastering. Exterior &interior plastering. Painting. bricklayng Waterproof Swimming pools Bricklayng

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Madera Woodwork

Joined May 2021

Joiner/ Furniture maker, with over 25 years experience, offers a high standard of various services. Kitchen: for a fresh look replace doors, drawer fronts + all the necessary hardware, alter cabinet to suit new appliances, change counter tops and paint existing panels and walls. I also have grate experience making stairs and balustrade's in all shapes

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