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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Builder/Handyman

Posted 2 days ago

Timber fence - some awkward corners to complete - rails and palings. Posts already in. Two short load bearing facia's on a stables veranda to be replaced, as per attached photo's. Snow straps to existing guttering - just where the clips have failed on the existing run. In the main labour only, and possibly not a full day's work.

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Door replacement

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need two internal doors replaced with new ones.

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Quotes required for 3 Carpentry jobs

Posted 10 hours ago

Assess and quote for Repair of the back boundary fence of section. Pailings rotting out. Looking to tidy the fence without having to replace in its entirety. Must use treated timber. Garage:- Quote to line out the garage with non-structural plywood. House:- Repair hole in gib in back of the wardrobe and reattach bathroom towel rail to secure area on the wall (not just hollow wall anchors). Look to complete all three jobs if possible.

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Rot out

Posted 5 hours ago

Wooden sills need replaced due to rot.

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New Deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

Just wanting to get an idea of cost at this stage to build a large deck. Have 2 size options that I’m looking at Option 1 is approx. 55m2 There is a concrete pad covering some of this area (which measures 2.8 by just over 5m) so the framing could be placed directly onto the pad in that section of the deck and then would need to dig in posts for the remainder of the deck, the deck will be a low deck as want it to be at the same level as the existing internal flooring and butt up to the exist...

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Shelving removal

Posted 4 days ago

Removal of shelving and then likely plastering to repair We are doing a wardrobe renovation which as a first step requires the removal of shelving (see photo's) we are guessing that this will then require some hopefully minor plastering before repainting Note that before you arrive the wardrobe will be cleared, including white shelving at rear of wardrobe Note aproximate measurements are as follows Side walls: note 2 walls of aprox 1.6m Rear wall of aprox 1.8m Happy to break up...

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1 day labour to help replace a window

Posted 13 hours ago

I've got a window to replace at the end of may (date still to be confirmed). That I require a second pair of hands to help me remove old window/install new window. Will just be needed for 1 day, 8-9 hours. Anyone from labourer to carpenter considered. I have all the tools and gear needed, just need the extra help when lifting the new window into place/general help.

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Single garage gone . Double 8 x 7 or 8 x 6 instead

Posted 2 weeks ago

Will need help with some plans to summit . CCC said they will do an"exemption" which sounded like good news .

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Sanding an old deck

Posted 3 days ago

We've just extended our deck (kwila) using new timber. We're looking for someone experienced in deck restoration to sand our old part of the deck to make look like the new part. This needs to be done asap (i.e. tomorrow Wednesday).

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Window Frame repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

i have a window frame that is rotting and needs to be replaced. it is a smallish window. Just one corner so am hoping it can be repaired.

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Balustrade for the deck (Alum. or Semi Glass)

Posted 3 days ago

I will need Balustrade to install along the edge of the deck. I have put the measurements up on the pictures.

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New deck construction

Posted 2 weeks ago

New deck construction in Pine

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Framing and installing internal French doors

Posted 4 days ago

We need to take out some existing Japanese sliding doors and install some second hand internal French doors. They will need to be framed in, gibbed and plastered. The architraves will also need to be done. We can paint them. There is a space next to where the doors are that will need to be framed and gibbed also. The size of the area of the doors is approx 1700w x 2150 h. The doors we have purchased are 1600w x 2000h. The area to the side that needs framing is approx 950w x 1000h. The phot...

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Cracked window framing #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

Cracked window framing with potential wood rot.

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Hose Supplies Christchurch. 2

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are looking for a carpenter / handy man to remove a couple of non structural walls and install one internal wall with double swinging doors in our Christchurch office. There will be a requirements for gibs-topping and painting . Thanks.

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Leaking shower = damaged GIB & door frame swelling.

Posted 4 days ago

I have a leaking corner shower, the GIB either side of the shower is water damaged & the door frame beside the shower is swelling. I will need - Shower removed - inspection for water damage - Door frame inspected for water damage & possible replacement - GIB walls / Plaster / Paint - New shower installed (I can source this) - Fit a new Vanity while bathroom is apart (I can source this) I partially disassembled the shower over easter to gauge the damage, the shower has since been re ass...

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Custom Furniture for Wholesale

Posted 3 days ago

We are looking for someone to build furniture for our business. Tables, Chairs, Sofas, Stools, Coffee Tables, Bookshelves etc High quality, adhoc work.

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Replace/re-secure false floor of laundry cupboard.

Posted 1 week ago

Supertub disconnected and false floor in bottom of inbuilt laundry cupboard to be removed... Replace or re-secure depending on condition.

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Install bracket

Posted 1 week ago

Bracket to be installed for wall mounting dryer

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New build, repaires,maintanance

Posted 2 weeks ago

Residential, commercial, fence decking,cladding.,gib fixing.suspended, ceiling, frames, trusses ,paint ,plaster ,etc.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 133,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Vinyl installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

new low level deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

New Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Playground repairs - Merrin School

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd February 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front door sand and varnish/stain

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 2
Schedule
 3
Communication
 2

repcaing pine desk with hard wood

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replace rotton weatherboards and door/doorframe and paint

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

23rd February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leak repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven removal, then install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage door jamb replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

George Berry

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th February 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 2
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Kitchen joinery, small job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th February 2019

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

Exterior woodwork on window frames

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage and Plaster


14th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replace toilet floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

small job - weatherboard replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior Timber Slats

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extend a Wall

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

21st March 2019

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

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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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custom carpentry ltd

Joined August 2016

joiner/ carpenter/ tradesman 20 years experience ,LBP. Small renovations and alterations happy to repair any rot repairs in timber homes highly skilled working with timber traditional joinery/carpentry projects,happy to help with any job around the home .Experience through out all residential

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JRB Homes Ltd

Joined March 2018

As a business owner and site foreman, I strive to provide the best work ethics in both client and colleague relationships. I pride myself in time management, effective communication and quality control in all areas of my business. Over the last two years of developing my business, I have successfully built, renovated and repaired homes. My overall goal is to be competitively priced with the best e...

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ACP CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

Joined March 2019

Combined we have 30+yrs experience within the Civil Construction trade and can offer a vast variety of Civil Construction services. We take pride in our work, therefore being able to offer fair competitive prices to suit your budget is a must. We are reliable and our time management allows for us to be able to make our deadlines. Both of us hold our Comprehensive first aid and relevant tickets and...

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Felarca Builders Limited

Joined March 2019

Hi we have the right experience, knowledge, tools,peoples to do big or small from A to Z jobs.for Residential and Commercial like Decking ,Fencing, Cladding, Framing, Concreting, Plastering, Painting, Suspended,Ceiling, Tiling. We are very professional and hard work to meet deadlines for projects completion. We pride ourselves on providing quotes and then completing job on budget

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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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Seven Hawks Limited

Joined September 2016

We provide quality and affordable building, renovations and handyman services to our valued customers. Our goal is to make our customers happy. We do this by providing quick response to your inquiries, coming to you at your time of convenience (7 days a week) and providing top quality services. We have current LBP registration, so you can be assured that all the building and revocations work will...

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Purdie Construction Limited

Joined October 2018

At Purdie Construction we pride ourselves in delivering an exceptional result for our clients. We do this through meticulous planning, great communication, quality workmanship and have a great team of sub-contractors who you can trust to get the job done right

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Ferguson contracting Canterbury

Joined January 2018

Been in the trade 10 years last two years self employed but a couple of houses for myself and others no job too big or small , can do excavations decks , anything and a full list of sub trades

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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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R P D Construction

Joined November 2016

HI I have been building for the past 20 years and have experience in new builds, renovations, home extensions, decks, roofing, fences. I have high standards and offer a great service.

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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Chris's contracting

Joined November 2018

Chris's contracting covers most aspects of building and renovations I specialise in all aspects of plastering interior and exterior and my brother is a fully qualified builder we take pride in our work and leave all work done to the best quality possible please don't hesitate to get in contact look forward to hearing from you!

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Otautahi Bespoke Builders Ltd

Joined August 2016

We are a family owned business offering Bespoke building services. We pride ourselves on keeping things real in terms of timely manner of completion, cost and most importantly communication. Our service is innovative and intuitive. If we can't personally do the work, we make it happen due to our proactive approach to project management, all while delivering the highest possible standards.

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Canterbury building and inspection services

Joined November 2015

I have over 25 years experience in the building industry. My main focus is on providing a quality experience for the client with a high standard of workmanship and sticking to budget. With good communication throughout the process. I have experience in all forms of building from renovation to new builds to eqc repairs along with sheds and garages. I also offer comprehensive pre purchase/sale pr...

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Bethel Buildings Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi, we are professional company and have high attention to detail whether it be large or small jobs. We specialize in renovations and alterations but are equally capable of new builds.

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MCD Maintenance

Joined April 2019

We've been in the trade for 14+ years. We specialize in kitchens and kitchen Facelifts ,laminated flooring, decking, fencing and general maintenance work that you don't get around to do. We do electricity work to (e266316). No job is to small for us and we pride ourselves on providing services that will make you call us again to do more work for you. Competitive pricing and can do attitude is se...

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cameron construction

Joined May 2010

Hi, I am an experience builder with over 15 years experience in residential & commercial building. Fully qualified Builder . I offer a professional hands on service for all areas of your building project to allow the job to be completed to a high standard in the time required. New houses, units, renovations, extensions, commercial building, farm buildings, landscaping & property maintenance are...

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Mitchell and Milmine Construction

Joined September 2017

Mitchell + Milmine Construction is a small family owned residential building company focused on building quality. We are team players and are committed to working within our community with other locals alike. We are passionate about modern architecture, and believe each home tells a different story, this makes us the perfect partners on your next building adventure. We offer a transparent...

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Mitch Eder Construction Limited

Joined December 2015

Builder by trade, I specialise in: decks, wall construction, insulation, pergola's, skirting, wardrobes, shelving, door hardware, framing, trusses, etc

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