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Christchurch Carpenters Will Get The Job Done Right

Unfortunately, due to the quakes we have lost many of our great chch works of carpentry. The Timber Chamber, a part of the Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings, the timber vestry at Holy Trinity Avonside… It is thoroughly sad, although we have noticed many fresh, new building works popping up in place of all that was lost.

Carpentry has been a field dominated by local workers until lately. In recent years there has been an influx of Filipino carpenters to Christchurch looking for a better future.  Whichever carpenter you decide to hire we’re here to make the decision just that little bit easier for you.

A carpenter’s work

A carpenter is trained on the job to acquire his or his skills. The most qualified carpenters have years of on the job experience, as well as a National Certificate in Carpentry and membership to the Certified Builders Association.

Carpenters work usually with wood but are also known to work with other materials such as steel and concrete. Their purpose is to construct and maintain buildings and other similar structures. They can build pergolas, lay building foundations, build walls, ceilings and stairs and install porches, along with various other similar activities.

The works they perform may involve the use of various different power tools like a circular saw and an electric drill. Hand tools include hammers, chisels and speed squares.

Carpentry cost

The cost of hiring a carpenter in Christchurch sits at around $60 per hour. If you are doing major building work it is likely you will be able to get a good deal as they will spend a considerable amount of time on site.

Costs of materials can be talked over with your chosen carpenter. There are often various choices with different price points for each. Timber costs vary depending on what species of tree is used and whether the timber is finished or raw. Raw timber will need to be sealed, painted and/or tinted before or after installation.

Finding your carpenter

Unlike deciding on which materials you want to use for your job, finding a carpenter is easy. Builderscrack provides the website to let the carpenters find you.

Craft a post that outlines the job that needs doing, the approximate area, what materials you’re considering, the current state of the area, and the region that you live in.

Once your post goes live under the Carpenters in Chch section on the website you’ll start to receive inquiries of interest from local carpenters in your area. Ensure you have a carpenter out to your house to give you a full quote on the work before you settle on a contract.

Latest carpentry articles

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Barge Boards Replacement

Posted 4 days ago

Barge boards on west and south end of 2 story 6 unit appartment block need replacing (and painting). Work/quotes needs to be approved by body corp. Other boards may also need to be replaced. Some window frame painting may also be needed at the same time. So at very least 4x 4meter barge boards to be replaced.

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Barge board replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Replace barge boards on front and back of 90sqm house. Also garage. No cables are attached to house or garage.

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Custom made loft bed with storage / desk / drawers

Posted 3 days ago

We would like a custom made loft bed for our son’s bedroom, with storage, drawers and book case underneath. Desk / drawers melamine / panels while we are interested in using wood for bed for strength. Ideally we would like this job completed before Christmas.

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Joinery Items for shopfit out

Posted 1 week ago

I require someone to assist with the supply only of some joinery items as follows, fixed 2 pac panels for a bulkhead, hinged cupboard door (2 Pac) & a few other 2 Pac panels all 16mm thick. I have plans that I can email out for quoting purposes.

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New Deck

Posted 20 hours ago

Hey, We want to get a new deck at our place. I have attached the dimensions of the new deck. I would be buying all the material and supplies and will also lend a hand if needed. Thanks.

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Outdoor stairs, raised beds and decking

Posted 1 week ago

I have a design in mind that I have sketched but not drawn up properly. I need stairs walk ways and raised garden beds built. All timber.

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LBP required

Posted 1 week ago

We are needing to create more storage space at our workplace. The first room is needing a built in desk removed from the wall and the wall tidying up. The second room is currently being used as a boxed file archive room which is needing more shelving. As the house is a Housing New Zealand property we are required to have the work completed by a LPB. Quotes will need to be provided.

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Wall pass through with shelves

Posted 6 days ago

We’d like to put a pass through in a wall to bring in light to the dining area but would like asymmetrical shelving in place so it’s not just a gaping hole. We don’t believe the wall is load bearing, however would need to be confirmed prior to the work commencing. Have attached a few photos, one of each side of the wall, and one image to give an idea of what I’m talking about. It would be white joinery so need for fancy wood.

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Deck

Posted 23 hours ago

We have a deck that is partially built and we need to finish it. Labour only. Materials are supplied. Must have own tools. Completion by next week.

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Deck

Posted 1 week ago

A new back ground deck approx 3.5x 7m not attached to any building

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Garage Panel Replace

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, I am after someone to replace the wood panel on the garage and re-paint as shown in the picture. Thanks, Jess

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Easing required on some interior doors

Posted 1 week ago

Require a tradesman to ease some interior doors to ensure easy closing and paint the doors after the work, paint will be supplied. This is a pre-sale Building inspection finding, needs to be done by the end of October. Prefer a tradesman who is available to work after 4pm weekdays or in the weekend and on hourly rate. Should be 1 day's work.

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Garage Cabinets

Posted 2 days ago

Looking to get a wall of Cabinets built in Garage for Storage

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External walls

Posted 3 days ago

Require an estimate of costs to repair external walls. Cracks in plaster over brick exterior. House is tenanted and they've noticed the cracks which could potentially be the result of EQs. There could be more but need a detailed report with photos to confirm work required please.

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Toilet floor repair

Posted 1 day ago

Rental property with a soft floor in the second toilet. Tenants left the toilet dripping and it has been caught very late with a decent amount of damage done to the MDF under the vinyl due to it sitting wet. There seems to be support lacking around the toilet which may need to be added underneath. Red bin is empty and can be used for removal waste to minimise cost. The room has just been painted so as much caution as possible to try to minimise the damage to the paint work would be greatly...

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Door jamb replacement

Posted 1 week ago

4 door jambs to be replaced (rimu?) so that existing doors open the other way. Hardware could use replacing as well and doors need a bit of tlc as well (sand/fill/stain). Looking to have it done ASAP

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Fix door crack

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I’m not sure whether this a carpenter repair, but there is a large crack in front door, wondering if it can be repaired as let’s in draft.

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Deck and fench door

Posted 22 hours ago

I want to remove a window in the lounge and put french doors back in and a deck/patio in the back yard off the lounge

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Barge board replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Two areas on one of my barge boards on my single level dwelling are rotten. I would like to replace it like-for-like.

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Paint or stain and minor repairs to deck

Posted 4 days ago

Deck needs minor repairs and painting or staining. No time frame.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 176,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Kitchen Bench top

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing swollen MDF window sills

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repairs on lathe and plaster walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair eaves

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Joiner required to frame up 2x French Doors ASAP

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Doorway architraves

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

supply and fit new sleepout door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laundry Joinery

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

25th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Outlet Grills on House

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cat door installment

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Increase and improve deck.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Basic low deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repairs to Garden Gates

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 1

Timber Barge board and step replacement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install and replace hob and range hood

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

21st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck cover needed to get up to standard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

weatherboard replacement etc

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front door repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement of window frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Carpenters in Christchurch

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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Victor Grant Building Ltd

Joined September 2018

Hi, I have been building,renovating &repairing houses for 25 years plus... I am a licence Building Contractor,who speciality is prompt,personal service.

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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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Dans Renovations

Joined February 2018

Dan's Renovations is a small company run by the owner Daniel. Dan has his LBP License and NZQA level 4 in carpentry and has been doing building & renovating for 15 years all over Africa and in Christchurch for the last 6 years. He has done many jobs for home owners in Christchurch with good results. He specializes in bathroom renos, kitchen renos, car ports, house extensions, decks, fences, veggie...

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Ghs Building limited

Joined January 2019

We are a team of four builders 3 qualified and one apprentice we work under certified builders and lpb so you know you are going to get a good quality service. We can do any building work from new builds to garden sheds we have a show home that people are more than welcome to come a visit to see what we can offer you

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SJM Construction LTD

Joined July 2020

Hi, we are a local family business. I am the owner/builder so you know exactly who you are dealing with from quote to completion. Let it be bringing your old kitchen/bathroom back to life or finally adding that dream outdoor space, I am here to help. I pride myself on providing honest and professional advice to my clients and making sure that they are happy right through the construction proces...

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Wilson Construction

Joined October 2015

Hi, I've been in the building industry for just over 17 years. From Residential to Commercial, Extensions to Renovations, North to the South, U.K and back I enjoy a challenge, any job or task you may need done I am happy to help or at least point you in the right direction - no matter how big or small. I have passion for helping people bring their dream to reality.

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Paul duffy

Joined August 2015

Qualified carpenter,I have 5+ years experience in carpentry. I pride myself in doing good work and completing it on time. I provide competitive quotes.

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Simon Campbell Construction Ltd

Joined September 2020

We are a small company that prides itself on its ability to adapt to any situation, We have done a wide range of work from Shop Fit outs(Riverside Market) ,Large Extensions and Renovations,Decking,New Builds and we have even built a McDonalds No Job is too big or Too small

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Brad McIntosh Builder

Joined September 2020

Hi, we're a small building team that specializes in all residential building services. From new builds to renovations, bathrooms, louvres, decks and fences, we have it all covered. If you want prompt, efficient service then we'd love to hear from you.

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Superior property maintenance

Joined October 2019

Hey, I've been in the building industry for 10years and now bring that knowledge to Superior Property Maintenance. Meeting all your property needs. Everything from odd jobs to renovations with a superior finish. Click for a no obligation free competitive free quote.

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Roman Building & Construction

Joined November 2016

Hi, we are Qualified Builder and Sub-Trade with Quality as First Priority in our job. We carry out New Build, Extension, Renovation, Landscaping, Project Management and Handyman/Maintenance. We give competitive quotes and endeavor to get job done on time with top quality. We look forward to provide Excellent Services for you !!

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baird construction

Joined September 2020

hi, i have over 15 years of experience in the building industry,have worked on a variety of different projects big or small, take a lot of pride in my work and also keeping within timeframes

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Farrell Build

Joined August 2018

Farrell Build is a local Christchurch based construction company. We are family owned & operated with over 30+ years of trusted industry experience. Offering a wide range of services which include; Architectural builds, Renovations & EQC Repairs

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MCB

Joined September 2013

We've been carrying out renovations and alterations in Christchurch for the the last 20+ years. We have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. We are experienced in carrying out small jobs and major renovations. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing...

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MZI Builders

Joined October 2017

Hi , I have been in construction for the past 7years.Iv been doing new residential houses and renovation but my background is interior finishes as well as building decks and refurbishing decks,concreteing and crack injection/handyman.

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C & L A Gray Builders Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, I am a LBP with 35 years experience in building new homes, renovations and additions, smaller alterations and maintenance work. All work - from no obligation free quote to completion - will be done in a professional, cost effective and timely manner.

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch a We offer Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work

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Ross Coutts Holdings

Joined March 2018

Hi I have been in business in Christchurch for 32 years in the building /tiling industry I am a qualified carpenter and specialise in bathroom renovations.All small to medium repair work welcome, I take pride in what I do and work to a high standard, I can work to any budget to deliver what my customers require.

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Cadmy Builders LTD

Joined August 2011

We've Build in New Zealand since 2004 and other 15 years over seas.. I'm member of Certified Builders association and License Builder Practitioner, We are a small team of two ready to take over any jobs big or small. Alterations, Renovations, Extensions, New Build, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decks, Pergolas, etc... We have good recommendations at competitive price with a high standard quality. We c...

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Base 7

Joined March 2011

With approx. 40 years in most aspects of the building trade,Starting in my earliest years installing poggenpohl kitchens in upmarket homes in the UK . To building houses on the hills in Queenstown.Recently I purchased a flooring franchise in Christchurch, Not a good idea as it was just before the earthquakes and so didn't work to well. I can lay carpet,vinyl , tiles and underfloor heating at ver...

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