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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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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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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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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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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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Latest carpentry case studies

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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.

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.

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Robyn's Retreat

Posted 4 years ago

I would like a 4m x 4m pergola built in my back yard; 2 sides to be partially enclosed with tinted clear lite roof & spouting. I can be the labourer if done on a weekend.

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Deck extension (stepped)

Posted 10 months ago

I have a deck which I want extended. The extension is to be a step lower than the existing deck, but the same width and length and made with Kwila. It’s about 5.3sqm (120mm x 442mm).

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Wooden deck and steps over concrete

Posted 9 months ago

Need a wee floating wooden deck built over the concrete to make the entrance a bit nicer. Right up to the front door and covering over the concrete steps.

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New deck

Posted 2 years ago

this is a 2-3 week job for one. Large deck close to the ground. We want quila wider planks and finished professionally. The deck wraps arond two sides of the house

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Historical repair

Posted 3 years ago

Repairing rotten framing in historical building Strengthen ing roof structure Maybe a weeks work

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New windows

Posted 4 years ago

I have 3 timber sash window frames that are now rotten and need replacing with new aluminum ones.

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Install new front door

Posted 10 months ago

Needing someone to install a new front door. The new door we have is a wood door and we also have a digital lock/handle we want installed with it.

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Fence and garden beds

Posted 1 year ago

I am wanting a black colour steel fence on one side and the other side is to be left to enable the owners of the section behind to add whatever they wish. I am wanting to use dressed timber as the framework and want the look of the pic – i.e. not to have the colour steel framed by timber but to be continuous.

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Building deck, bullnose patio, changing single glazed windows and new bathroom.

Posted 6 months ago

As above. New 4mtr deck and slider door install. 1 patio install bullnose. change out single glazed windows. New bathroom.

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Dèck for outside bath plus plus

Posted 2 years ago

Decking and some shelving for laundry plus carport and corogated iron fence

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Install cat flap

Posted 7 months ago

Double glazed panelled door so would like to have the glazing removed and a marine ply panel in with cat flap put in

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Heather

Posted 4 years ago

I need an old conservatory removed and the verandah reinstated.

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Cat door in wooden door

Posted 1 year ago

I need a cat door installed in a wooden door preferably a microchip cat door.

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Chairs

Posted 3 years ago

I have 4 bentwood chairs that I would like re-cained

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CARMEN

Posted 3 years ago

Repair damaged eaves on verandah

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Verandah

Posted 3 weeks ago

Build a freestanding verandah for cottage in St Bathans along frontage shown in photos.

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Frame work

Posted 5 years ago

We need a frame built onto our porch . Height is 2.2 mtrs & 8 mtrs long and to have netting attached to it.

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Repair verandah

Posted 2 years ago

Repair a front veranda on a historic schist cottage. Repair damaged sash window. Replace some weatherboard cladding. Immediate start.

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Deck

Posted 9 months ago

Softwood decking (Pine) approximately 470 cm length by 450 cm (from pot plant to pot plant in the photos) and around 25 cm in height.

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Steps, Wheelchair Ramp and Railings Needed

Posted 7 months ago

My deck (approx 18qm) needs safety railing, steps and a wheelchair ramp constructed. I have most of the materials, just need a professional to do the job. Thanks.

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IB Build Ltd

Joined October 2013

Hey my name is Ian Burt I have been in the building industry for more than 15+ years now and have successfully ran my company IB BUILD LTD since Jan 2016 My work has always been to a high standard and I expect the same from all sub-contractors who work along side me. I have a National Certificate in Carpentry and am a fully Licenced Building Practitioner (LBP). I am looking for any small...

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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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Mais

Joined March 2018

we do new house and renovation no job is to big or small for us we are a fast working team that works professional and cheap price in town . Contact us on ... for a free quote

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Classic Timber Fences & ANDERSON PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Joined March 2016

Our small team at classic timber fences provides all the services connected with timber fence construction of any type or style. Comprising old fence demolition removal and disposal. New fence supply and construction and both pedestrian and driveway gate construction. As well as prep and painting / staining of these items if required. Also temporary fencing is available for security during the bui...

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B Central Building Ltd

Joined March 2019

We specialise in completing those smaller renovations and jobs, high quality finish. As a qualified joiner and builder I can offer a variety of options to suit your needs.

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Blackwood Building

Joined November 2015

Qualified Builder licenced building practitioner. Specialise in residential and commercial builds, renovations and retaining walls. We also do painting and decorating. Based in Invercargill we work across the entire Southland region and Queenstown.

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Inoutside

Joined August 2015

Hi, I do painting, plastering, landscaping and building maintenance. I am mostly based in Wellington and sometimes in Westport, servicing the top half of the South Island. Free quotes and charge out hourly rates for smaller jobs. Quality and excellent finishes is our style! Fixed prices for straight forward jobs. Estimates capped at 30% for more unclear jobs (ie excavation). I h...

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Stroud Homes Queenstown Lakes

Joined August 2019

Hi we’ve been building new homes, alterations, repairs, decks, extensions, sheds and any other building jobs for central Otago families for a number of years. No job is to big or small. We are part of the master builders association and a licenced building practitioner.

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Matts Handyman & Glass Services

Joined January 2021

Hi, I’m a one man band that can do building work, joinery, plumbing, glazing etc. Just ask! I’m also a fully qualified glazier. I’m a hard working perfectionist who is very professional and driven to do a great job.

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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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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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Better Brothers Construction

Joined December 2017

We are a family owned and operated company working throughout New Zealand. With 15 years experience in renovations, new builds, extensions and multi-story concrete construction - Both brothers Stefano and Samuel are on site and on the tools so you directly benefit from our expertise. We believe in a safe, tidy site, a strong work ethic and doing things right!

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Karl Valpy

Joined November 2017

Small renovations Barthroom and kitchen restoration Rotten timber interior/exterior All handyman jobs Farm matainstance Welding Irrigation / pump matainstance Concrete and digger work Exterior painting

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Tekapo Building Ltd and Home Renovation Specialists

Joined May 2020

Our team provides high quality, yet affordable renovations that can be customised to suit your needs. We can help you modify and create a seamless space whatever it may be; Bathroom, Kitchen. Get in touch with us today! We also have a team of experienced Builders for any New Builds you may want priced.

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Lewis Wallace

Joined November 2016

Hi I am a qualified builder based in Tarras. I pride myself on quality and enjoy my job. I do a wide range of work from renovations and new builds to farm pole sheds and small maintenance jobs. If you’d like to meet and discuss your job please get in touch. Kind regards Lewis Wallace.

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Kahu Contractors

Joined March 2018

A small team dedicated to providing an excellent service throughout the building and construction industry. Having spent a lot of time in all sectors of the industry we are known to specialize in everything from formwork amd foundations to crane work and precast installation, We have the expertise, tools and where needed tickets (qualifications) to complete all builds to an excellent standard, saf...

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BIG Time Contractors LTD

Joined November 2019

We're a locally owned and operated Building and Construction Company serving up quality results in and around Central Otago! LBP and NZCB member, 10+ years in the industry. Don't hesitate to call Brook for a friendly no obligation chat about your next project. "BIG Time Contractors - Tradesman you can rely on"

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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Ovoss Builders

Joined May 2008

Hi, Ovoss Builders is a well established small business in Dunedin. We have more than 20 years of building experience and have a vast range of knowledge in the residential and commercial industry. We have an excellent and reliable support system, electricians, plumbers etc. and pride ourselves on innovative solutions and tidy workmanship. We are up to date with the latest techniques, materials and...

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Lightning Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Lightning Construction are a Christchurch owned and operated company in business for over 10 years. We are always happy to do work from small one-off jobs to full design and build of new houses. Sheds are one of our specialties along with Velux Skylights. We are always happy to pop out and see you to provide an obligation free quote. Available for urgent works within 4 hours. Maintenance jobs ar...

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