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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bathroom repiling

Posted 6 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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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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Decking and pergola

Posted 11 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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Rotten sill

Posted 1 year ago

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

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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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Deck steps and surround

Posted 1 month 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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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 8 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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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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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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Dean #2

Posted 3 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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Remove Structure, liaise with installer and build footings for Louvre System

Posted 8 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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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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42m2 Deck with half roof

Posted 3 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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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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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 193,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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

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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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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Hi VizHQ

Joined February 2021

Here at Hi-VizHQ we pride our selves on not just our work ethic, but our ability to exceed our clients expectations everytime. Although we are a reasonably new company, our skillset exceeds most, with over 10 years experience in foundations, building, A+B asbestos and floor coverings. If this sounds like a team you would like to be apart of for your new renovation please dont hesitate to send us...

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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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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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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 11 yrs experience. Pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Spent my time Specializing in architectural new builds/renovations. Yet Have extensive knowledge and experience doing everything from repiling to reroofing and just about everything in between. No job too small, get in contact now.

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DRM Building Ltd

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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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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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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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd 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, a...

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TP Building

Joined April 2021

Hi we are two builders based in kapiti coast and tawa, we both have ten years of experience in new builds, decks, fences and maintenance work. We do free quotes and can project manage jobs with subtrades. We pride ourselves in our work and bring out knowledge to the table to bring your ideas to life and work within your budget.

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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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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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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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Manaia Build Nz

Joined February 2020

... ... New Kitchens. Bespoke custom furniture. Entertainment Units. Shop Fit outs. High End cabinetry. Renivations. New Bathrooms. New Showers. New Flooring. Staircases. Decks. New Houses. All Building works. Text or call ... ... ...

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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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Collins Carpentry ltd

Joined November 2011

ive been building for 15+ years and am still enjoying the trade. mainly work on housing/renovations, decks ect but also experienced in larger commercial projects aswell as insurance and maintenance work. A small crew of top notch guys who enjoy a laugh and working together. Always do a top quality job and complete on time. We take pride in our work and achievements and am always looking for n...

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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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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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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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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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