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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering carpentry related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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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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Latest carpentry case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

Recent jobs posted

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

Decking and pergola

Posted 1 year 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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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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Man hole in floor

Posted 3 months ago

Need to cut a hole in the floor to get under to insulate rental property. Quick easy job hopefully! Carterton township.

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Shop fitout/partition

Posted 1 year ago

Move partition & construct simple fitting rooms,small job.

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Bathroom repiling

Posted 10 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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Addition to decking (deck surround)

Posted 3 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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Dean #2

Posted 7 months 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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Laundry and shelfs

Posted 3 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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Rotten sill

Posted 2 years ago

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

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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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Deck steps and surround

Posted 5 months ago

Just had new deck built. Happy with deck but steps and surround positively ugly and out of place. I just need the steps end to end. Not sure on judging cost bearing in mind the builder charged me over $3000 and wont fix his muck up

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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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Robin Weaver

Posted 2 years ago

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

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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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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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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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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 1 year 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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Ceiling repair

Posted 3 months ago

We have an older tile-like ceiling where the panels have come down. They are fully intact but need to be rehung and the other tiles tidied up to fit in again.

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42m2 Deck with half roof

Posted 8 months 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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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Deck steps and surround

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dean #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th July 2021

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

Replace rotten support post

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th January 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

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Zorite 2009 Ltd

Joined May 2020

No job too small or too big. We offer both interior and exterior new, repair and renovation work with a variety of services available. Interior services specialised in Ceiling, Passive fire application, Plaster Board (Fixing, Stopping), Painting, General handyman work including Floating floor installation. Exterior services specialised in Retaining Wall, Garden Maintenance, Concrete P...

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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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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, and Taihape. Our service...

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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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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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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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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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Ethan Barnard construction

Joined August 2021

I am a recently established building contractor in the wairarapa with over 10 years experience in the building and roofing industry. We complete jobs to the highest standard and aim to provide with competitive quotes and lead times as well as keeping to a budget!

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Newframe Construction

Joined August 2021

*Qualified builder & licensed Building Practionior *Specialise in new Builds and roofing *All Building works from the Big jobs to the small jobs ARE take care of. WHERE PRIDE MEETS PROFECTION!! LOOK NO FURTHER THEN NEWFRAMECONSTRUCTION

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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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Newton Roofing

Joined March 2014

Hi, At Newton Roofing we’ve got you covered – from leaky roof repairs to severe storm damage roof restoration to a complete re roof. We have a long history as trusted roofing contractors in the residential roofing and building maintenance sectors, you can rely on Newton Roofing to deliver quality workmanship and excellent customer service. We provide a wide range of quality services for cu...

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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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Precision Building Projects

Joined July 2016

Precision Building Projects (PBP) is a trusted family operated building company, part of NZCB with qualified licensed buildering practitioners taking care of all your building needs. Here at PBP, we take pride in our eye for precision detail and our ability to provide work to a high standard. With years of experience, in all facets of building there is no job too big or too small. Have a look...

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LRD Building

Joined February 2020

Hi, I am a qualified builder with 10 years experience. We specialise in jobs including fencing, roofing, skylights and decking. We can also do any small scale building jobs. We with have an eye to detail and always strive to get the job done to the highest standard as fast as possible. We pride ourselves on being able to provide you with the most competitive quotes. Look forward to hearing fro...

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Terrene Earthworks and Carpentry Ltd

Joined July 2021

Terrene Earthworks & Carpentry is a newly established construction business working in the greater Wellington region. Director, Gareth, is a qualified carpenter and heavy machine operator with over a decade of experience.

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd NZ Property Maintenance Solutions Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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Brandon Richards Carpentry

Joined July 2019

Carpentry & Toughened Glass Works Awning / Pergolas Decks / Staircases Fences / Balustrades Shade Screens / Feature Walls Flooring Interior Fit out Door & Window Replacement Maintenance

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Hilltop Joinery

Joined August 2021

I am an experienced carpenter/ joiner with a particular passion for making furniture and small renovation work. I am reliable, honest, conscientious and take pride in my work and have attention to detail.

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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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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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