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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 and pergola

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for a builder to construct a new deck and trellis surround for our spa pool. Also to build a pergola with clear light for our entranceway. Would like to get both jobs done asap

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Decking steps and trellis

Posted 8 months ago

Trellis to join up with existing and run the length of the deck.(as per photo 1) Also a landing/small deck and steps off dining ranch slider(photo 2)

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Robin Weaver

Posted 1 year ago

We have built the pergola but need someone to put a metal roof on please

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Verandah to look good

Posted 2 years ago

Need floor of verandah in an old villa replaced.Nothing there at the moment.

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Small maintenance and repairs

Posted 9 months ago

Repair of wooden garden obelisk that has been damaged by wind - will involve some limited digging and anchoring of the structure back in place. Small repair of garden gate - a trellis gate to the side of the house where to bottom board has become loose over time . Maintenance job on wooden shed door as it is getting difficult to close. The house is on the market so would appreciate help as soon as possible.

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Glen's screen

Posted 3 years ago

An old timber and glass screen that shelters the back door has rotted out. The screen needs to be remade so that a glazer can refit the glass.

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Remove Structure, liaise with installer and build footings for Louvre System

Posted 2 months ago

Builder needs to remove current structure and take away. Liaise with installers and complete footings for 2 ends of a Louvre System to be installed.

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Cabinet alterations

Posted 1 year ago

We have a small cabinet for holding our DVD etc. We would like adjustments made to it including wheels attached.

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Glen's screen 2

Posted 3 years ago

An old timber and glass screen that shelters the back door has rotted out. The screen needs to be remade so that a glazer can refit the glass.

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Veranda for 1900's villa

Posted 2 years ago

Build a veranda in the style suitable for a turn of 19th century villa. New wood rather than recycled boards. The veranda is just over 10m long and the width is about 1.5m. As can be seen in the picture, the bricks will need to be lifted but the veranda would be about another 10cm? higher. Would like the existing posts to meet veranda. Please only offer to quote if you normally service the Wairarapa. I have had a cowboy trader quote twice normal price after failing to show up since he needed...

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Repair laundry & bathroom floor + assess for rot

Posted 8 months ago

This house was abused by tenants - now gone. A hole in the laundry floor and cut out tiles in bathroom floor indicate there may now be water damage. We also need doors removed/repaired or replaced and rehung.

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Board repairs

Posted 1 year ago

There is a rotten board on external section of villa under a roof eave Villa built in 1904 also in same section a wall board probably needs changing as well

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Rotten sill

Posted 1 year ago

French door lower sill wood is rotten needs to be replaced.

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Shop fitout/partition

Posted 1 month ago

Move partition & construct simple fitting rooms,small job.

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Cabinet alteration

Posted 1 year ago

We have a small cabinet that we store our DVD etc in.It is quite heavy and we would like it adapted so that the cords are closer to the electrical plugs. Also we want wheels put on the base so that we can move it more easily. Looking forward to hearing from you. Hilary and David

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Bedroom cupboards

Posted 2 years ago

We need cupboards built in two of our bedrooms. They would need to fit into the alcove under the sloping roof. We would like one shelf in each cupboard and doors as well. We already have some coupboards of this type in another area and I am including photos so you can see what we have in mind.

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Laundry and shelfs

Posted 2 years ago

We have two seperate jobs that need doing. First is building some display shelves and the second is construct laundry cupboards and benches.

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New external door to replace window

Posted 3 years ago

We have an existing window which we would like replaced with an external outward opening door. Existing window is 830mm wide x 1450mm tall.

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Addition to decking (deck surround)

Posted 2 years ago

I am wanting to add a couple of privacy screens to an existing deck/veranda. The style I am looking at is the Oriental Trellis Screen (1800 high). I am only wanting to screen a portion of the veranda with approximate measurements being 1.3m by 2.5m (TBC). T

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Replace rotten support post

Posted 9 months ago

One of the support posts between the roof and the deck of a cottage has rotted out and needs to be replaced ASAP.

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White Cloud Landscaping

Joined November 2017

I have over 20 years experience in landscaping all sizes of properties. We specialise in timber work on decks, fences, retaining walls but are well versed in all aspects of making your property reach it's full potential. I look forward to meeting you to discuss how we can bring your vision to life.

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Clash Furniture Makers

Joined April 2017

Hi, we are a boutique furniture making company . We specialize in custom made furniture or bespoke pieces for clients who have been looking for a piece but just can't find it . We will recreate something you like the look of or help you make your ideas and designs a reality. From dining tables to timber bench/bar tops. From bedroom furniture to Bathroom Vanities and everything in between, if it...

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Masterton Maintenance Man

Joined February 2017

Hi, I've been renovating homes for 20 years now, and now specialise as a handyman tackling most jobs. I can tile, paint, wallpaper, re-clad houses, fix locks, spruce up gardens, replace, repair and re-stain decks and patios. I can also repair or replace gutters, and clean up the outside of properties. No job too small, but a minimum of two hours (make a list of the jobs) when I arrive. RENTAL PR...

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Wairarapa Handyman Services

Joined December 2018

Lifestyle Blocks, Residential or Commercial Properties. Free no-obligation quotes provided. Make a list of all the jobs you want to be completed and watch your to-do list disappear. Our work is absolutely guaranteed every-time. Any reason, or we'll make it right!

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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

We are here for you. We specialise in exterior and interior decorating, and colour mixing for elegant and classic looks. We use quality paint. Our painters are skilled, competent hard workers. Integrity, quality, and skills are our strengths. Maxwell Painting and Design Your Assets Matter! polintellpainting.club

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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Keane Contracting

Joined August 2019

We do it all Keane Contracting is a family run business specializing in a range of services such as: General Construction, Building Inspections, Earth Works, Painting, Concreting, Property Cleaning and Grounds Maintenance. We network with other professional contractors to assist with any specific property maintenance needs you may have, leaving you stress free with top quality results at...

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Mike Preston Construction Limited

Joined March 2020

I am a licensed builder and have been in the building industry for 10 years specializing in renovations with a new build from time to time. Also have experience in all types on landscape construction and concrete form work, ranging from small to large projects. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines and expectations. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and completing job...

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gjmcguire

Joined November 2014

I have been building for 25 yrs. I have been involved in commercial and residential work.My aim is to leave the job with a satisfied customer,I will undertake any type of work big or small and will give free quotes .References available

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MauriMarley construction LTD

Joined February 2020

qualified builder with 10+ years experience in renovation, new builds and landscaping. Passionate about my work, enjoy problem solving and love the sense of task satisfaction.

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Acquired Taste Limited

Joined January 2016

Hi I have been owner/operating my Property Improvement/ Maintenance business for 7 years and have completed various large landscaping and maintenance projects. These include building sheds, timber fencing, decks, boxed garden construction, paving, laying concrete paths and driveways. External and internal painting including wallpapering. I am certified to work at height using a harness for roof p...

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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

We do building/painting/plaster and landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We strive on going above and beyond for our clients. So please feel free to get in touch for any up coming project we can help you with thanks.

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Keene Maintenance

Joined June 2012

We are a small company based in the Hutt Valley. We offer free quotes, have over 30 years combined experence. We trade 6 days a week so can cater for the Saturday only jobs. No job is too big or too small

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Power&keane

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are a residential/commercial building cleaning company specialising in Exterior building washes. We are very reliable and will always get the job completed on time. We also offer gutter cleaning, window cleaning, driveway/surface cleaning and Moss removal. We pride ourselves on our competitive pricing and will always come look at the job before giving a final price. We also provide prop...

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Ryhark builders limited

Joined September 2020

Qualified and experienced builder. Available for all jobs, big and small. Need a new deck, an extension or a renovation, new fencing or just repairs and maintenance? I have years of experience building architectural designed homes and undertaking extensive renovations. Competitive quotes and jobs completed on time to a high standard.

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WaiBuild

Joined November 2016

We are based in the wairarapa and are a building and electrical company. We specialise in all building repairs and renovations of older properties including heat pump installation. We work with local businesses, landlords, homeowners and property managers. We are open and honest about our abilities and workmanship some of our work can be seen on our Facebook and internet page that is currently bei...

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adpainting

Joined May 2010

Hi there my names Arron Pahl and ive been painting for 15 years interior and exterior and i am willing to do free quotations no job too big or small. Very reasonable prices and cheaper than most trade painters. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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Eric Bosch

Joined November 2019

Hi, we undertake all building work big and small. From new builds, to renovations/additions, decks, patios, fences, sheds, garages, concrete work, etc. Professional, Licensed, Qualified. We will make your job happen. Quality is a habit.

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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . We have over 35 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . We do everything from New Kitchens /Bathrooms, Complete make overs, Tiling, Maintenance of Rentals, House Painting Just ask Now with having a Digger and Truck we are abl...

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