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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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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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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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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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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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Cabinet alteration

Posted 2 years 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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Small maintenance and repairs

Posted 1 year 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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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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Decking steps and trellis

Posted 1 year 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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Dean #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

We would like a ground level deck to cover reasonably level, friable soil. Approx 15 square metres in area to a height of approx 150mm. Contractor to advise cost of labour and materials, please

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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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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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Repair laundry & bathroom floor + assess for rot

Posted 1 year 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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Shop fitout/partition

Posted 5 months ago

Move partition & construct simple fitting rooms,small job.

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Cabinet alterations

Posted 2 years 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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Remove Structure, liaise with installer and build footings for Louvre System

Posted 6 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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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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Bathroom repiling

Posted 3 months ago

need bathroom repiling done. Small room. Please contact asap. Seems to be an impossible thing to get a repiling firm as not big enough job

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Replace rotten support post

Posted 1 year 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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Decking and pergola

Posted 9 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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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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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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42m2 Deck with half roof

Posted 1 month ago

I would like a low wooden deck built off the side of our house. The deck is to be 6x7m and the first 6x4m to be a mono-pitched roof covered in (ideally) new denim blue coloursteel or similar. I believe this requires LBP assistance due to size. The deck is to sit 340mm from the ground, freestanding, to sit flush under the door with 3 step-down areas as per picture. The would like minimum 2.5m height to the beam at lowest point and the minimum 5degree roof pitch. I would like the quote to...

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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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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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Small maintenance and repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2020

Workmanship
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Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shop fitout/partition

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace rotten support post

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small maintenance and repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shop fitout/partition

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace rotten support post

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Fox Construction

Joined December 2014

Hi, I specialise in all aspects of domestic building and renovation. I pride myself on providing professional and affordable work for my clients. My clients are important to me and keeping them happy through out a project is paramount.

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sam lapslie

Joined November 2017

Fully qualified builder with 9+years experience looking for smaller odd jobs and property maintenance to fill in the gaps around my regular work anything considered from water blasting decks to building them,

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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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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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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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DRM Building

Joined August 2017

Hi, we're a small building company based in wellington. We've been around just over a year and have hit the ground running, Completing jobs on time and to budget. Lots of our work has been house restoration and maintenance, but has also ranged from bespoke garden beds to complete renovations. If you're after a friendly and motivated team please feel free to contact us.

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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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Phil Davey Projects

Joined July 2015

20 Years building industry experience on residential and commercial projects. Affiliate Member of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity surveyors. M6084 New homes and Alterations Landscaping, Fences, decks, pools, earthworks and Design and Consultation services Planning and Resource Consents (... c Certification) Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors

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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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KJR BUILDERS LIMITED

Joined November 2015

Am an honest and reliable person That takes pride in all my work. With 12 years experience in the construction industry ranging to all types of work from residential new and old builds threw to commercial and even shop fit outs. KJR CONSTRUCTION LIMITED specialise and offers fast, effective and quality finishes to all work that is done. So feel free to contact me regarding any issues or plans th...

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Cameron Construction

Joined March 2017

Hi I am a trade professional with over 10 years of experience in the trade. Most of my time has been spent on major home renovations and architecturally designed new builds. The rest of my experience is in low scale new builds and general building projects such as decks, fencing, maintenance and repairs. I take pride in my work and can offer competitive quotes with a high quality of workmanship.

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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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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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Specialised Property Solutions

Joined December 2020

We are a small local construction company who are dedicated to providing a highly professional service with a focus on quality and customer satisfaction. We know that the construction process can be stressful and disruptive so our priority is to make the whole process as easy and stress free as possible. Heath our Managing Director is a qualified licensed building practitioner has been in...

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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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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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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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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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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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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