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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Composite Deck - Supply and Fit

Posted 7 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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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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Skirting install

Posted 9 months 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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Door trimmer required ASAP - Akaroa!!!!

Posted 7 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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Pole platform deck

Posted 6 months ago

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

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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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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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Replace large rotted wooden window frame

Posted 7 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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Cass Bay decking

Posted 4 months ago

Replace pine decking in back garden

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Lichen removal and deck staining

Posted 2 years 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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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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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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Deck on slight incline

Posted 6 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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Replacing showers

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Bed with no slats

Posted 9 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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Victoria Barson

Posted 2 years 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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Extending and renovating current deck and ballustrade

Posted 3 months ago

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

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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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R P D Construction

Joined November 2016

HI I have been building for the past 20 years and have experience in new builds, renovations, home extensions, decks, roofing, fences. I have high standards and offer a great service.

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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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Alpine Ridge Construction

Joined March 2015

Hi I a fully qualified and licensed builder, I specialize in New Houses Fencing, Decks, and sheds I am very efficient, do not cut corners, and take great pride in my work

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Shaun builder

Joined November 2019

Hi there my name is Shaun I have been building since September 2005 I have built new home's , have worked on relocated home's, have done house renovations, have done house exstensions , EQC Repairs, and recently worked on a commercial building site.

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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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Cam

Joined September 2016

Hi there. I've done about 6 years of building, but had a break for about 4 years. I'm looking to do some jobs for myself now. I'm an easy going, relaxed professional. I can give you estimates, and will work with you and provide you the best that I am able. I work hard to meet deadlines and am flexible, as things sometimes pop-up without expectation.

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Trad Construction

Joined December 2017

Hi, We are a team of 3 experienced carpenters with over 20 years experience in the building industry. We do all types of building work from new builds to renovations, no job is too big or small. We are an honest, reliable and hard working team.

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance are experts of building and glazing, 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 carpenter in Christchurch or...

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Mainland Landscape Construction

Joined June 2020

Hi all, my name is Scotty and i am a highly experienced and professional outdoor landscaping and construction contractor, very experienced in the whole process from the ideas and design phase through to the finished product, wether it is structural or non structural, big job or small job, simple or complex we have you covered, you can view my work on facebook if you search : Mainland Landscape Con...

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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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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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Stewart Paving and Landscapes

Joined October 2015

Hi, we are a small landscape construction business. Specialising in all aspects of landscape construction. Hardwood decks are a speciality of ours as well as intricate paving. We lay a lot of natural stone including Timaru bluestone and beautiful Indian Sandstone. I’m fully qualified owner operator and have over 18 years in landscaping, working both here and abroad. My apprentice Matt is 2nd...

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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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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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Rpm carpentry

Joined July 2020

Hi, I have been building and renovating homes, properties and businesses for 12 years and have exeptional experience in property maintenance and renovations. We are passionate about our work and love seeing the clients reaction to their homes becoming exactly what they wanted. We pride ourselves on offering a very competitive quote, completing the job on time and on budget with the utmost quali...

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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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More Than Handy

Joined July 2020

More Than Handy is a family owned property maintenance and joinery business based in Christchurch and servicing the wider Canterbury region. Our high standards, professionalism and Workmanship Guarantees ensure our clients are 100% satisfied with our work from quote to sign off. From cutting a stray branch and hanging a door to shop fit-outs and kitchens, we have you covered.

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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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Top corner construction limited

Joined July 2018

Personally I have been in the Residential construction industry for 8 years, I specialize in Fencing, Decking, Pergolas also Interior linings and finishing My experience comes from a background in EQC repairs, Private Renovations, Light commercial and newly built homes. I am expanding into a managment role now as I have a highly skilled group of tradesmen behind me who can tackle most jobs, From...

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