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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Post Replacement for Clothesline

Posted 1 week ago

We have had a timber post rot away and fall over. Want a new post installed right next to where the old one fell away and then connect clothesline again which is still serviceable. Need completed ASAP.

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Internal Door

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need an internal door made from recycled wardrobe doors. Photo's show door to be made and the wardrobe doors available to make it.

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Hang Doors

Posted 5 days ago

We need three doors hung in three rental properties. Two need to be adjusted to fit the frame, the other a replacement door following tenant damage. They will all need the locks put in them. Two are external doors . We will be on site from 12-18 Dec

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Soffit repair

Posted 1 day ago

Chimney has come down and been removed to a stump. There is a soffit gap that needs to be bridged and matched up and a small coloursteel roof insert put in or painted to colour match.

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Pergola Re-alignment and Weathering Rails Replacement

Posted 2 weeks ago

A couple of rails are weathered which weaken the overall structure to some extent. Hope someone can help replace 2 or 3 rails, re-align and reinforce the structure to make the slightly deformed pergola back to its beauty. Inspections and quotations are welcome. The price given here are indicative only. Professional advice and quote will be considered.

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Geni and Hayden

Posted 1 week ago

A new dividing wall (approx 4m) and door constructed and a load-bearing wall to be removed and beam placed ( approx 3m).

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Build a deck

Posted 4 days ago

I'm wanting a deck built with recycled kwila which will be supplied. I'm wanting it to be abled to be lifted up for storage underneath so keen to hear ideas for how that could be done. It's to come off the back of house where stacker doors are. It will be approx 6m x 2.5m There's a couple of different options for designs and I'd want an indication of price for both options.

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Deck (extension), ramp and verandah for a sleepout.

Posted 1 week ago

We have a sleepout (maybe 6x3 meters). Mother in law lives in there. The steps are no good for her knee so we need a ramp. For the ramp to work (i.e. for it not to be too steep) we'll need to extend the deck to the full length of the front of the sleepout - it's currently about two-thirds of the length. We'd like to add a roof over the deck for shade and shelter from the rain.

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Pergola

Posted 1 week ago

Pergola attached to the house 5m by 3m. Quote please.

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Rondo Ceiling

Posted 2 weeks ago

Price required for 220m2 house in Preston’s Rondo on clips

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School playground repairs

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our school has a playground structure which needs repairs. A qualified inspector has prepared a list of repairs - many are carpentry in nature, but also replacing and sourcing of particular bolts, shackles, and specific material such as a rope net. The school has avenues for sourcing some of the specific material but we need someone who can explore beyond our resource pool. Three photos of jobs are attached There are ten other photos! There is potential for further work to come from the ex...

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Building a Frame for Bench Seating

Posted 1 week ago

We're looking for someone to help us build a frame for a bench seat at a shop (one L-shape and the other is a U-shape). It's about 11 metres in total and would include a few built-in planters. This should be similar to decking. Please reply ONLY if you're available to start by Thursday at the latest (if you can start tomorrow it'll be great). You can view and quote this evening between now and 10pm.

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Window sill replacement

Posted 1 day ago

Timber sill has rotted. Need replaced or spliced.

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Brick Chimney remove and replace

Posted 2 weeks ago

Weatherboard bungalow with old brick chimney. The fireplace is already blocked off internally and heat pump ducted through, but the exterior of chimney is cracked and we need to make safe. We can remove old brick chimney - need a builder for new frame etc. We want to retain look of a chimney but replace with lightweight cladding.

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Jamieson

Posted 1 week ago

Build deck akwila, ground height ...

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Deck

Posted 1 week ago

Our deck was damaged when the neighbours house was lifted so we are looking to have this fixed. Also looking to have a bench/cupboard built for our BBQ and pizza at one end of the deck, beside the wall. We would also like to have our fence straightened, which is on a bit of a lean.

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Decking refurb and odd jobs

Posted 1 day ago

Replace a few panels, water blast, paint/stain? Also be grate if You can install a rail around the deck?. Are you any good with general landscape as well? Would love for you to have a look at my tiny garden:I’ve done quite a lot of the work already myself but would really love some help. Can you paint?ive painted the eves of my house but don’t have a ladder tall enough to get to the last bit (see photo-I have paint brush and paint).

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New deck

Posted 1 week ago

I need new deck as mine will need to be ripped

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Deck Repair Spreydon

Posted 2 weeks ago

A couple of planks have broken and need replacing.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 151,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Soggy window reveal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Skirting replacement for bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Soffit repair


7th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bower

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shoe rack seat bench

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rabbit enclosure

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Front Door to hang

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd December 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden deck 4.9 m x 4.0 m & raised planter box

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kwila Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door and Wall install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 1
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Carpenter for roof work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

M&L deck


8th December 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix DIY fence detached from gate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Please make my laundry look nice!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

sand doors


15th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laundry Floor Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

repair to existing exterior stairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Disassemble then reassemble hot water cabinet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Decking timber removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate Wilson Built Homes with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality...

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Supreme Services

Joined June 2019

Hi, Supreme Services provides Landscaping Services & Property & Building Maintenance Services . I am qualified as a Landscaper & Landscape Gardener having over 20 years experience. Contact us for all aspects of Landscaping - paving, decking, fencing, garden and lawn installations. Tree work including pruning and tree lopping and stump grinding. For Building Maintenance items including washdow...

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Kortegast Construction Ltd

Joined May 2018

Experience in new builds (high and low end), renovations and light commercial. Have LBP and apart of the NZCB. Professional, reliable and hard working. Good people skills and project management. Provide competitive quotes and complete all work to a high standard, on time and on budget.

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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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Ash A B Razek Building Services

Joined July 2018

I've been in the Building/Painting industry for 7 years, I specialize in fencing and decking and I'm working hard to progress my business, I have experience with EQC repairs, Private Renovations, Light commercial and newly built homes. Very motivated and passionate about my work and have a strong team of tradesman behind me. Honest prices, punctual and work to giving customers the best value for...

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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 and service We offer6 Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work Odd jobs

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North Construction Services Ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi, we're a family orientated business that has been building New house and renovating old ones for around 16 years. While specialising in new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - quick fit for purpose renovations and also shop fit out work. Our hard working and professional attitude helps us to chieve meeting deadlines and project completions. Providing acurate quotes and completing...

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Outside The Box Solutions ltd

Joined February 2019

Outside the box has got you covered no matter what the project is. We pride ourselves on providing a top quality product at the best possible price . Contact us for a no obligation quote

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R W Steele Builders Ltd

Joined September 2010

We are a 50 year old family business. Work undertaken is of a professional standard. We believe customer satisfaction is the utmost, wtih immense attention being paid to detail. A high level of communication is necessary. All types of work are undertaken, whether this be a new home, alterations or additions to existing homes, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, decks and pergolas. We have the ab...

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Tradepower Building Group

Joined January 2018

Tradepower Building Group was re-established in June 2017 due to demand of previous clients wanting custom specific building sheds and structures of various types to be built. Tradepower Building Group has expanded from private buildings into commercial builds; into the supply and partnering of other specific trades that are complementary of Carpentry; and Tradepower Building Group’s growth into...

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Cultivated Image

Joined May 2015

Cultivated Image is a locally owned company operating out of Christchurch for the past 15 years. We specialise in all aspects of residential and light comerial construction, hard and soft landscaping, landscape design & project management. Our team of qualified builders and landscapers pride themselves in a high quality finish on time and within budget. we are also members of the masterbuilders a...

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Rise Up Construction Limited

Joined February 2019

Hi, I have been in the building trade for 7 years now and have made the jump to my own business. I have worked on new build mostly but have done renovations as well. I pride myself on great workmanship in a timely fashion

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ZedZee

Joined April 2015

We have been involved for a number of years in restoration and building maintenance and the construction and design of outdoor structures. We have been involved in trade for 30 years and maintain a high level of workmanship. We have recently completed a number of exciting projects for a multinational company. However no job is too small for our small team we look forward to each new construction ,...

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Precise Building Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2019

With seven years experience working hands on in the field of earthquake repairs to foundations of all types including -Type A ( timber floor with piles only) - Type B ( timber floor with piles and perimeter foundation) - Type C (concrete slab-on-grade) Precise Building Solutions Ltd is offering the wider Canterbury community a complete repair...

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Grasshopper G&L

Joined July 2017

Hi. I have worked within the trades industry for the last 20yrs both in the uk and here for the last 13yrs. I Have worked in the following industries : Landscaping & Gardening Painting (inc exterior & roof work) Building (site manager in Chch rebuild) I also do design work and consultations I am prompt, punctual, polite and will keep you involved throughout the process. So if you have some...

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Metric Build

Joined August 2019

Hi there, I've been a qualified builder for 15 years, I'm a LBP, Member of the Certified Builders Association. I'm experienced in all aspects of building from small alterations to highly engineered architecturally designed homes through to large scale Commercial and shop fit outs. Contact me for a free competitive quote. I look forward to hearing from you.

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FIRTH HOMES LTD

Joined August 2013

Building, Renovating, Landscaping and Project management. Over 17 years experience. We have simple, practical solutions that are affordable with a 10 year guaranteed quality finish. Work with clients to meet there fixed budgets. Assist with specific requirements, advice and direction from concept and design to completion. All work performed or supervised by licensed Tradesmen. H...

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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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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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