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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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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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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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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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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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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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Build a Chicken Run/Coop

Posted 10 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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Composite Deck - Supply and Fit

Posted 1 day 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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Structural engineer

Posted 1 year ago

Needing house and deck concents for hillside for earthquake affecttive home

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Odd carpentry and repair jobs

Posted 5 months 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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Skirting install

Posted 1 month 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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Lichen removal and deck staining

Posted 1 year 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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Decking

Posted 9 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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Bathroom

Posted 11 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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Deck Design with a view

Posted 2 years 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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Coving & doors

Posted 1 year 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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Kitchen sink

Posted 2 years 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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Weatherboards

Posted 5 months 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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Replace large rotted wooden window frame

Posted 2 days 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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Carpenter

Posted 7 months 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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Repairs

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Victoria Barson

Posted 1 year 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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Bed with no slats

Posted 2 months 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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Shed door

Posted 4 months ago

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

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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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Deck structure

Posted 2 years 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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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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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit gintas.co.nz

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LAB

Joined September 2019

Hi, LAB is a stress free construction company that will do all types of building work at competitive rates. Our team are highly experienced, friendly & professional and are dedicated to ensuring a high quality level of workmanship.

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Think Construction Ltd.

Joined March 2010

Company Profile: We are a building company specialising in residential projects from small alterations to new house builds. We work with the client from the design concept through to the completion of your project (or anywhere in between). We work closely with designers (yours or ours), to ensure continuity and confidence in your build, from concept to completion. Personal Profile: Direct...

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Jorge Gallegos

Joined October 2016

Hi: I have more than 8 years of experience performing interior plastering and interior/exterior painting jobs. During this period I have been part of a team and before to start to work as a sole trader I was a leading hand decorator in a building company. I am a hard-working trader, fast, reliable and always developing jobs at high standard levels. If you want a job well done and for a re...

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CJs Repairs

Joined February 2020

I am a sole trader mainly doing small construction and repairs to residential buildings. I offer a bit of everything and like to turn my hand to a creative solution for unusual projects

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Carl Taylor Builders

Joined July 2019

Carl Taylor Homes has been trading since 1999 and we are members of the CBS ( Combined Building Suppliers Co -Operative ). Carl Taylor Homes has developed a reputation in Christchurch and the Canterbury region as builders of quality homes, specialising in the construction of semi-commercial and residential buildings, architectural design and construction, project management and building mainten...

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Appleton Builders

Joined May 2016

Hi, Appleton Builders is an LBP Licensed and Industry qualified small building business that takes enormous pride in its craftsmanship, competitiveness and work ethic. We can deliver any level of finish, from top end, to simple and tidy. We'd love to talk to you about your upcoming projects whether small or large, we all ways strive to exceed your expectations and think that any job worth doing, i...

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PJR Construction

Joined August 2019

Fully qualified and licensed builder with 16+ years experience. Spent the last 5 years specializing in cladding and window installation. Happy to take on any building work and have many contacts for other tradies if needed. Hit me up for a quote. I will do my best to keep it reasonable.

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Bethel Buildings Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi, we are professional company and have high attention to detail whether it be large or small jobs. We specialize in renovations and alterations. Our team have over 30 Years combined experience. Other services we offer is double glazed timber joinery, window sash repairs and replacement and we have a painting crew too.

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renovationz ltd

Joined February 2010

We pride ourselves on being up front & honest with our clients, we take the time to listen to what you require & complete each job in a timely & professional manor.

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Canterbury Renovations Ltd

Joined September 2014

Hi there we are a team of skilled qualified professionals with over 30 yrs experience in the building industry specializing in renovations and alterations. We can organize all areas of your project including any sub trades that you may need (painters,plumbers,sparky etc) Insurance work, EQC repairs,decks,renovations are new builds we can make it right. Members of Certified Builders Association

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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management. Im your one stop shop to take care of your project.

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Mitchell Property Maintenance

Joined November 2016

Hi, we generally do smaller jobs around residential properties in both maintenance and improvement although we often undertake larger projects as well. We will complete to a very high standard any job around your property including renovation work, Repaints, fencing, decks and landscaping as well as any maintenance work. Getting a competitive quote out to you, no matter how big or small the job, i...

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Classic Timber Fences & ANDERSON PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Joined March 2016

Our small team at classic timber fences provides all the services connected with timber fence construction of any type or style. Comprising old fence demolition removal and disposal. New fence supply and construction and both pedestrian and driveway gate construction. As well as prep and painting / staining of these items if required. Also temporary fencing is available for security during the bui...

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Unique Built

Joined November 2019

For quality workmanship look no further. At Unique Built we cover a range of work from your everyday handyman jobs right up to newly built homes and everything in between.

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Ghs Building limited

Joined January 2019

We are a team of four builders 3 qualified and one apprentice we work under certified builders and lpb so you know you are going to get a good quality service. We can do any building work from new builds to garden sheds we have a show home that people are more than welcome to come a visit to see what we can offer you

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JRB Homes Ltd

Joined March 2018

As a business owner and site foreman, I strive to provide the best work ethics in both client and colleague relationships. I pride myself in time management, effective communication and quality control in all areas of my business. Over the last two years of developing my business, I have successfully built, renovated and repaired homes. My overall goal is to be competitively priced with the best e...

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Mitchell and Milmine Construction

Joined September 2017

Mitchell + Milmine Construction is a small family owned residential building company focused on building quality. We are team players and are committed to working within our community with other locals alike. We are passionate about modern architecture, and believe each home tells a different story, this makes us the perfect partners on your next building adventure. We offer a transparent...

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Chris Gabites Construction

Joined March 2017

Chris Gabites Construction is a small locally owned building company servicing the great people of Canterbury. Our background is new housing and renovations. We also take on repairs and house re-levelling, decks and fences. Farm shed and more. We take pride in giving you a stress-free building experience with competitive quotes.

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