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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.

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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Pergola

Posted 3 days ago

I would like a wooden pergola with support. 3350 mm wide across patio and French doors 2240 mm deep from French doors out into yard and spa 2500 mm high from ground level With no roof due to council permission. I attached the photos where the pergola needs to be built Thanks Rob ...

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Underfloor Polyethylene Installation

Posted 3 days ago

Installation of moisture barrier for our timber underfloor. Approximately 120sqm

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Garage and Plaster

Posted 3 days ago

Gib repairs in Garage. Wall knocked by Car and repair to Ceiling in Garage . Plastering 2 Cracks outside Property in Garden area. Cosmetic repair in Shower. Property is going on market ... . Repairs need to be completed as soon as possible, Thanks Joanne ...

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Aluminium kitset pergola installation

Posted 5 days ago

Looking for someone who has assembled SteelMates aluminium kitset patio covers to install one in a property in Halswell. Size: 5570 L x 3030 W x ... H(the side mounting on the wall) 1st 2 photos = sample of kitset 2nd 2 photos = property where to be installed 5th photo = floor plan of where patio to be installed Need someone who is familiar with these as have some questions prior to purchasing flat pack. Your help is appreciated.

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Deck Extension #2

Posted 2 days ago

Looking to cover the existing tiled patio with wooden decking. Doesn't require to be the same level as existing wooden deck. A step down is fine (new decking planks will look quite different in colour). Size is 2.5 x 3.0 meters. Small fence as well at divide between properties - 1.5L x 0.5HT.

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Bathroom cabinet build

Posted 3 days ago

Require custom wall hung bathroom cabinet built. I've got the plans drawn up. Need built in the next 3 weeks. See photo attached

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Vinyl installation

Posted 1 week ago

Remove floor board and vinyl and skirting and replace with new floor boar and skirtings in residential toilet

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Foreman Carpenter

Posted 1 week ago

Qualified competent Carpenter wanted for ongoing projects in town. Full time position within family run Building firm. Must have supervising experience, read plans, meet deadlines, be mature and hard working. We are only looking for a Fully Qualified Carpenter at this time.

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French Door Installation

Posted 5 days ago

We are replacing a window with a second hand set of French doors and need someone to assess the condition of the doors at Musgroves then install them if deemed suitable. Doors on hold until Friday, then installation within the next couple of months when tenants vacate the property.

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Decking repair

Posted 1 week ago

deck repairs on back decking ( screws rusted) playhouse decking repair (wood rotted) out house entry floor repair

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New Deck required

Posted 4 days ago

New Deck to be built at the back of the house

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Finish extension

Posted 18 hours ago

After a quality builder to finish extension by removing old bathroom and build new wall and floors for bathroom, install new window and finish some smaller aspects of the extension. Ideally start asap.

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Window Frame Repair

Posted 1 week ago

Wooden window frames are out of alignment and the windows do not open and shut well. Simply want the windows to open and shut with no gaps. No urgency but need the gaps filled before the colder weather arrives.

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Deck builder ongoing work

Posted 4 days ago

We are needing an experienced deck builder for ongoing deck work. Both pine & kwila, must be experienced in both below and above 1m decks, steps, timber balustrades.

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Door frame

Posted 4 days ago

New door frame on one side and new door handle part for the side

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Deck repair and a new fence needed

Posted 1 week ago

The Kwila deck has slumped in a section due to rotting underneath. Also need a quote for a new fence the length of the property. Possibly 2 fences!

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Looking to get our back door filled in

Posted 16 hours ago

Hi Guys, we have a back door in our house which hardly gets used and is currently nailed together we are seeking someone to remove the door and cover it in both inside and out. If you can help us out with a quote will be appreciated. Thanks

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Playground repairs - Merrin School

Posted 1 week ago

Bracing on a playground tower to bring it up to standard and replacing a panel on the climbing wall attached to the tower, the panel is splitting at the end and bolts have sheared off when attempting to remove. Work needs to be able to be completed asap as it is a health and safety in School issue.

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Rectify squeaking floor

Posted 5 days ago

Am having carpet lifted on the 26th Feb. & new carpet laid on the 4th ... between those dates am looking for a builder to rectify pinefloor sheet flooring panels which are squeaking on top storey & staircase ie.three bedrooms plus staircase.

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Garage side door

Posted 5 days ago

Several wooden panels on the door are rotting and need replacement (preferred to replacing the whole door - depends on comparable costs) Danaged panels are below the window - horizontal one directly below the glass and the two vertical ones below that one plus a small part of the full length panel on the left I am happy to paint the door once repairs have deen completed

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

plane 7 internal doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Vinyl installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

repair of current decking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix eaves/fascia

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repairing bathroom floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Minor Exterior alteration, removal of old structures and house repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New skirting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pre-painting weather boards sills repaired.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Kwila deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small ground level deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove and replace decking 4m by 2.2m

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

10th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

job started, please finish asap!!

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

12th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

fix drawer front; alter joinery to house fridge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck and deck roof

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Glass panel in door to be replaced with timber to fit a cat door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Exterior woodwork on window frames

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace wooden boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair or replace damaged timber beam

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th February 2019

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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Remedial Works Tom

Joined January 2017

Hi I have been building for over 25 years. I have a range of skills from commercial and residential, decking, fencing to concrete works, new housing or even your renovation, EQ repairs or just general carpentry/maintenance. I am a LBP licence holder and we guarantee all works big or small. Very competitive with quotes and keeping within budget....

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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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Dans Reno

Joined February 2018

Hi, i have my NZQA level 4 in carpentry i have been building for 14 years all over Africa and in Chrischurch for the last 4 years. I have done many jobs for home owners in Christchurch with good resullts. I Specialise is bathroom renos, redo bed rooms, car ports, decks, fences, vegie gardens, garage shelving etc. I will work allong side my client to achieve the end result. I am a sole trainder wor...

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TW Plastering and Building

Joined April 2015

I am a highly experienced builder with great attention to detail. I truly believe in making the customer happy, even if something is difficult to achieve, the homeowner comes first. I have a great track record of positive feedback, I have added some to the photos section. Please feel free to take a read, I am very proud of my work. Please search my business name in Facebook to see photos of pre...

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ESJAY Builders Ltd

Joined February 2014

ESJAY Builders Ltd have been part of the Canterbury landscape for over 20 years. Offering quality assurance and peace of mind to all our customers. ESJAY Builders specialise in Residential Design/Build and light commercial projects: New Homes Alterations Extensions Bathrooms & Kitchens Landscaping - decks, pergolas etc Earthquake repair ESJAY Builders can also offer: Project Manag...

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Cameron Bell construction

Joined July 2017

HI , I am the the owner operator of this small company we mainly Build new homes and do renovations but we will do anything no job is too big or too small eg Decks ,Driveways,Fences,Landscaping .I am a Hard worker and will always do my best to get the job done on time and are a licenced Building practitioner . ..

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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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Loc construction

Joined July 2017

Hi, we have been building new architectural homes in Canterbury for almost 30 years. We have a hard working and knowledgable team of carpenters and apprentices to complete any job to the highest standard. We also specialise in small or large scale renovations and hard landscaping. He have won multiple house of the year awards and are registered master builders. We offer fixed price contracts...

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Braden Nelson Builder

Joined April 2018

Hi, I have been building for the past 22 years, I have recently moved from Ashburton to Ch-Ch. Licensed building practitioner and member of Registered Master Builders. Specializing in renovations, additions and alterations, bathrooms, kitchens, decking. No job too small.

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Evergreen house ltd

Joined August 2018

Trying to think of the right builder? Need someone to guide you through your project? People who think their budget is low? High? All could be done through us.

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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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Stalwart Construction Ltd

Joined August 2007

Save moving and transform your house into your dream home with renovations, alterations and extensions, on time and on budget. We can help with plans and consents. If you want to upgrade to a New home, deal direct with the builder who is in contact the whole way through your project (not a salesperson). Plans available now to view and can easily be customized to suit you. Either new or...

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Dutchman Builders Ltd

Joined February 2017

Hi . We have been building and renovating houses for the past 21 years. We do it all from foundations , flooring, framing, cladding, structural work , suspended ceilings , boundry fences , hardwood decking ext. We do new builds and maintenance to existing properties. We pride ourselves in delivering a cost effective service with high quality workmanship. Thanks for your time and hope to hear...

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Robertson Built

Joined March 2018

We are a small company looking to make a big impact in our region. We are committed to providing a great service at a the best possible price. Contact us today for more information, we are always looking for our next challenge.

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H-T services

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T services is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Perkins Services

Joined September 2010

Hi,We are a husband and wife team and can do almost anything.My husband is a builder/handyman and I can clean,paint and help with rubbish removal.We have 28 years experience. We are very trustworthy,reliable,and energetic. We guarantee satisfaction. Reasonable rates.

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wayne duffield builder

Joined August 2015

hi have been building for over 30 years we are very professional company all work under taken . we take pride in our work and all work is done write the first time .free quotes and done on time

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All Service Home Maintenance

Joined August 2016

We will fix, design spaces, build and advise on all the smaller jobs around your home. For example: New kitchens , shelving, wardrobes, bunk bed design and build, fix doors and window surrounds. Repairs on general things around the home. How about that sleepout you have always wanted? Or a garden shed to store tools etc in. Rod is a joiner by trade and therefore brings quality workmanship t...

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Dimension Construction

Joined February 2019

We are a small building company specialising in mainly architectural and residential housing. We also do renovations and smaller jobs such as decks, sheds, garages and landscaping. We run a professional operation ensuring our work is to the highest standard and all projects are completed on time and within budget. Please get in contact if you’d like a quick competitive quote and a hassle free, zer...

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Strathclyde

Joined July 2014

Established in July 2014, TC Groundworks Ltd Trading As Strathclyde is a civil construction company based in Christchurch, NZ. We are a family run business who have been steadily growing based off our budding reputation. Our employees are generally multi-disciplinary, which gives our business a great versatility in the work we can undertake. Please see our What We Do pages on our website, www.stra...

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