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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.

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

Floor Repair in 1875 Cottage

Posted 1 week ago

Just over the Christmas break we have had a child put her foot through the floor boards of our old cottage. There is also an issue with the front room that needs seeing to as well. What I need is an emergency fix to the floor right now in the little room. Then I need a plan on a permanent fix for the little room and the other issue in the front room. Not quite as urgent front. Happy to combine jobs but clearly quick response would be great.

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Repairs required around Residence

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job 1, French Door hinge replacement. Job 2, Replace exterior door frame. Job 3, Remove existing timber clothesline head and replace with Galvanised wire head.

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Sunroom cladding

Posted 14 hours ago

We require some weatherboard cladding to be repaired / replaced on a small 10m2 sunroom extension. It is a small job. We would like the work done quickly.

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Replace Deck

Posted 1 week ago

Replace old deck with new decking, approx 4.2m x 2.45m, sitting on concrete slab. As per photos, spa pool sits on recently replaced deck, so job only relates to the decking that table is sitting on.

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Hanging a 50 kg punchbag

Posted 1 week ago

I am wanting a punchbag hung outside from the soffit if possible.

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Rondo ceilings

Posted 6 days ago

Anyone free this week or start of next week to rondo batten out a 80m2 unit of its ceilings? My customer wants it done asap and I dont have the time or man power right now. Have the plans for you to quote off first. 1 ceiling at 2.4m high, 1 at 2.7m and the rest is raking ceilings.

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Custom pet hutch

Posted 2 weeks ago

I would one (maybe two) custom guinea pig hutches built to my design allowing that what I've drawn is possible! These are outdoor guinea pigs and this is just housing, not including a run. Need someone with imagination and a sense of humor:-)

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Deck oiling - Aquadeck

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have about 50 sqm of deck/retaining wall that need re-oiling. Deck in decent condition. I believe the previous coating was using Cabots Aquadeck kwila. Would like to keep using the same (can buy the decking oil myself if required). Will also need to protect the vegetation and other structures beside deck with drop cloths etc. Part of the deck is sheltered from sun and rain (so there is uneven wear). Picture of deck attached. Would be great if you can provide an approximate cost indication for...

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Decking extension

Posted 1 week ago

Extend width of deck ~1m along ~10m including planter box down one side see photo one and four add steps see photo two and three at garden end . Remove steps see photo 5 extend end by ~1 m

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Skylight

Posted 5 days ago

Install skylight in bedroom ceiling.

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Repair of rotten door frame and deck

Posted 4 days ago

External door has rotted away and needs repairing, see photos. Also have a deck that needs a couple of replacement boards.

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10.2 x 3.3 meter Decking of Single Storey House.

Posted 2 weeks ago

This a new single storey resident house on flat ground with direct access from the road. The lounge has a 4.8 meter sliding door. Outside this sliding door is to build a Deck of length 10.2 meters x wide 3.3 meters. The height of deck to level with the sliding door and lounge. (approximate height of deck 20 cm). Flexible time frame mid February and March 2021. No step or rail are required as height will be less than 20 cm. Please submit detailed proposal on ground preparation, water proo...

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Decking timber replacement

Posted 1 week ago

The timber on our deck needs replacing. We also need a section of trellising replaced. The deck is c. 6 m long, 2.2 m wide at one end and 5.8 m long at the other end. We are having a Bowranda roof installed over the deck later in January. It would be good to have the decking replaced before then. We don't have a firm date for this at this stage. I need to get a quote or an estimate for this work.

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Deck finished

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there Have a small deck that has the foundations set, just need the kwailia put on top and the sides. When messaging please advise your soonest availability and rates.

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Manhole repairs

Posted 1 week ago

I’ve got two manholes that were hacked at and left as is and they need to be rectified before carpet is lifted and the floors polished. It’s not pretty. I’m happy to lift the carpet for anyone that’s happy to come and quote.

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Deck

Posted 1 day ago

Small deck needed 3m by 2m

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Pergolaapplebycrescent

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need a pergola built over an existing patio. It will need to be tied into the existing structure which has a tile roof and roughcast walls. The roof would be of a translucent sheeting. Access is good.

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Small deck to be built

Posted 1 week ago

I would like a quote for a deck to be built to continue on from the deck we already have, it’s roughly a 2 metre by 4 metre space and is just dirt at the moment. One side follows the fence line and the other side would be flush against the house

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Water damage to window frames

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, our house experienced some flooding from the rain at Christmas. We need someone to come and check out our window frames and guttering to see if there’s any damage- we can see some but unsure if it’s serious.

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Built in furniture

Posted 5 days ago

Remove built in furniture in 2 bedrooms and add skirting board.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 183,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Decking & porch rebuild

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

costings for dampness repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th November 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck and railing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New French doors 🚪

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Barge Boards Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Easing required on some interior doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install a clothesline

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair window stay

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Strip or sand jarrah deck back to bare wood

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

3rd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Slanted cupboards doors and gaps between tops of pantris and walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

New Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wood Architrave replacement and 3 doors sanded down

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cupboard repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Decks, pergloas, fences - before Christmas

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck pool area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hallway ceiling repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front door install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Carol Wehrmann

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck


4th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Rise Residential Limited

Joined May 2010

Rise Residential Ltd - high-quality builders in Christchurch. We are an owner-operated based company that specializes in all forms of residential construction including renovations, new builds, and property maintenance. Ben, the director, is a Licensed Building Practitioner. This guarantees his building skills and knowledge of the NZ building code are current, comprehensive and up-to-date. Rise...

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Shaun Glasson Building

Joined June 2020

Specialise in renovations and extensions, with plenty of outdoor work and maintenance in between. Have a key eye for detail and precision. I also taking pride in what I do, by transforming homes to high standard, with No job to big or too small.

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Sean Mullis

Joined April 2019

Hi I have been in the building industry for the last 20 years. . I specialise in landscape construction buiIding fences, decks, pergolas, garden walls and cobblestone paving. I am a qualified brick and blocklayer. I have four years experience in cobblestone paving and have spent similar time in carpentry.

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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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Firth landscape construction

Joined March 2017

For all your landscaping/construction needs call firth landscape construction free quotes, professional work done to high standards very competitive quotes...we do it all, landscaping renovations tiling, laminate flooring concreting asphalting. We have high standards and we know you'll be happy.

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James Posthuma

Joined September 2020

Hi I’ve been in the Joinery industry for the last 12 years. I’ve done work from timber kitchens to high end mansions. Looking forward to working with you to achieve your desired joinery dream Cheers

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Fast Fences

Joined December 2019

Fast Fences fixes and repairs old fences, install new fences, removes old fences, installs gates, and can coordinate and manage all your fencing needs - with great communication and attention to detail.

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Mitre Ben Construction Limited

Joined March 2016

Hi My name is Ben, and I run a small carpentry business servicing Canterbury and beyond. We specialise in new builds, renovations & hard landscaping I am happy to come to you and discuss what you are needing done, at a time that suits you. I am a Licenced Building Practitioner as well as being a Qualified Carpenter. Thanks for taking the time to check us out, Ben Powley

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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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Jazr

Joined October 2014

Hey, ive been in the building construction for 10+ years doing various jobs from architictual new builds, renovatios of all sizes and Aluminum companys. I am a quilified carpenter and i take pride in my work, im reliable/honest and work very hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance was born out of frustration whilst trying to solve the same problems on construction sites time and time again. After working with a crazy amount of construction companies I`m ready to change the dinosaur ways of the industry. I want to feel proud of the industry I love whilst constantly shaking things up at the same time. I want to bring modern technologie...

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JOAT property services

Joined November 2017

Hi, my company is composed of young fit D.I.Y thinking men who aren't afraid of getting stuck in and getting jobs done efficiently to a high standard for a reasonable price. With three and a half years of experience in the building industry and 5 years of garden care experience we can surely tackle the toughest of jobs. We offer free quotes so feel free to get in touch.

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JLF CONSTRUCTION

Joined October 2020

Hi, I've been building for over 10 years and decided it's time to be my own boss. I've worked on and completed high end architectural new builds to small maintenance jobs and everything in between. I take huge pride in my work from start to finish I'd with that providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on time and on budget

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Elmwood builders ltd

Joined October 2014

Hi we are a small building company that has experienced in new builds,renovation, relocation of red zone houses and most aspects of the building trade. We strive to do the job right first time and on time.

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Doctor Fixit

Joined November 2017

Hi I am a qualified carpenter and have through the years learnt other trades associated to building industry and now with the experience I have I can do a variety of jobs around your home Carpennetry.Painting. Tiling. Decks. Pergolas.

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More Than Handy

Joined July 2020

More Than Handy is a family owned property maintenance and joinery business based in Christchurch and servicing the wider Canterbury region. Our high standards, professionalism and Workmanship Guarantees ensure our clients are 100% satisfied with our work from quote to sign off. From cutting a stray branch and hanging a door to shop fit-outs and kitchens, we have you covered.

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Rpm carpentry

Joined July 2020

Hi, I have been building and renovating homes, properties and businesses for 12 years and have exeptional experience in property maintenance and renovations. We are passionate about our work and love seeing the clients reaction to their homes becoming exactly what they wanted. We pride ourselves on offering a very competitive quote, completing the job on time and on budget with the utmost quali...

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Dynamic Paint & Design

Joined February 2016

We are a small team of highly skilled painters & decorators, we offer a wide skill set in new homes, light commercial, insurance repairs & EQC repairs to general house painting, decks, roofs, fences etc. We provide high end top quality work and all in a timely manner. We have 20 years experience in the industry. We also offer a colour consultant and Interior Decorator within the company. I...

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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GW Built Limited

Joined June 2019

With over 25yrs experience we pride ourselves on getting the job done right the first time to the clients satisfaction , being on time and competitive . We specialise in residential carpentry from foundation work , new home builds and renovations from bathrooms to full renovations of old villas , decks and fences . We will look at the smaller jobs .

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