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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.

Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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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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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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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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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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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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Latest carpentry case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

Recent jobs posted

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

Wooden window sill is dented. Aluminium window sefety catches are broken

Posted 1 day ago

This is an insurance work so need to be accepted by AMI insurance company. To fix/replace safety catches for aluminum window. Fix/replace wooden window sill.

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Replace door and repair doorframe in garage

Posted 3 days ago

New side door and frame required for concrete garage. Needs to be suitable for withstanding rain. Needs to be supplied with 6x keys. New holes and masonry anchors will need to be installed to fix new frame into place. Hung on the left side when viewed from outside. Opens outwards. Current door dimensions 825 x 1990 mm Would prefer aluminium over timber if possible.

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Replace old floor boards in bathroom

Posted 4 days ago

Need someone to replace some of the old floor boards in the bathroom.

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Deck to one side of a new swimming pool

Posted 5 days ago

Build a deck along one side of a new pool, 12mx 3.0m approx 200mm above the existing ground level. Want to match existing deck in summer house. Must be completed before 15th December

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Assemble spa pool gazebo

Posted 1 week ago

Put together a freestanding spa gazebo I have the gazebo assembly instructions if you want to see prior. finished gazebo is ...

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Removed chimney enclosure

Posted 1 week ago

Deconstruct existing brick chimney between eaves and foundation. (No chimney above roof). The bricks are in loose mortar and can be easily removed and stacked undamaged on site for owner. Build new 3-sided timber frame enclosure on existing foundation and install batts. Install concealed flashings and clad with with Hardiflex sheet snug to existing weatherboard ends. Vertical corners to be seamless for paint finish. (Painting by owner).

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Replace rotten flooring and install ranch slider

Posted 3 days ago

I have a 1970 built summerhill stone flat. I have had a slow leak under the washing machine for several months. The floor is damaged and needs to be replaced. Around a couple of square metres. One edge is the outside wall of the flat. Also another square metre of flooring outside the bathroom door. Floor is what I would call chipboard flooring, which is the actual floor of the house. All coverings have been removed. The ranch slider is currently installed in the garage, which is going to...

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Deck and pergola

Posted 6 days ago

Hello :) I'm looking to get a low deck and a pergola built .Deck will be close to 12×3 meters and pergola 4×3.2 Meters and higher at one end so the lower end slants in to the house gutter . Will need to be built to fit pvc blinds in to it :) There are currently small pavers down in that area . I live in the mairehau area.

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Mount TV to wall

Posted 4 days ago

Attach TV mount to wall (timber framework). Put 55" TV on mount

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Deck or tiled patio

Posted 1 day ago

To extend exisiting patio amd either tile or put wooden decking over the 🔝

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Core Flute Roof needs replacing

Posted 1 week ago

There is damage as per photo in several areas of the roofing. I think the frame will need to be partially dismantled to replace the roofing. Initial assessment and repair cost needed prior to fixing

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Balustrade

Posted 1 week ago

Replace rotten board at end of steel frame which is showing rust. Treat rust. Replace part of rotten board under deck.

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Punch down nails, sand, restain, and add new trim in areas.

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for quotes to tidy/restore my deck to - some nails needing punching down, some edges/framing needs redoing, deck needs a sand back and restain.

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2.5×3.5 meter deck

Posted 2 days ago

I want to to have a new deck on my front yard

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Deck repair

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, Deck has a few hole and broken timber. Looking for someone to help fix up our deck. Located in Avonhead Thanks

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Repair Rotted Floor Boards

Posted 1 week ago

The floor boards in the toilet need repairing, as per pictures.

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Bench top installation

Posted 5 days ago

Looking for someone to install a new bench top

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Door trimming

Posted 1 week ago

We have recently changed our carpet to a thicker one which makes the doors tight and not open. We would like our doors to be trimmed to suit the current height of the carpet.

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Home touch ups

Posted 1 week ago

I have some minor touch-ups around my home that i started but need completing.

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Intall kitchen bench to wall

Posted 1 week ago

Urgently seeking someone who can install/attach our kitchen bench and cabinets to the wall. Small job we need completed before 1 Dec. Have a couple of other odd jobs depending on your availability but the project above is priority.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 211,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

new front porch (small)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wood fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pergola laserlite replacemt

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Front Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor hatch, shower dismantled and adding joists

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build a catio (enclosed outdoor cat run)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Repairs to cladding #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hang 3 doors - internal hollow core doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Table needs fixing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Recliner's arm got dislocated

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

17th November 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Scotia board replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Instll Cat Door in Hollow Framed Door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace rotten weather boards and window cill

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hang new front entrance door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rear garden low-profile 16 square metre pine deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clean and repaint decks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Restoration & Painting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Decking Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Cabinet - Shortening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2021

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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Pinoy building company

Joined August 2021

New build house and commercial building , renovation, extension, alteration and general repair, gib fixing, walkway, patio, driveway concreting ,sleep out, tiny house, insulation supply and install, decking, fencing,etc. We are hard working to meet expectation and target and we guarantee all our works .

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We're the Miller's

Joined July 2014

Highly skilled painters and decorators With over 25 years experience in the trade. We have a wide range of experience from Light commercial residential new housing and roof restoration. We do wallpapering inc wallpaper stripping decorative papers lining papers ,Spray painting inc spray finishing to doors. Plastering inc level 5 & skim coats fiber fuse wall repair systems . Water-blasting...

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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 WBH operates with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality and ef...

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Cory & Co Construction Limited

Joined October 2020

Hi, i have been in the building industry for 10 years. I specialise in decks, fencing, renovations and any form of maintenance for any house type. Being a family man myself, i work hard to create spaces for families alike with quality and budget in mind.

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DNL Construction

Joined March 2021

Hi, we provide range of services around property, fence, deck, garden shed, door installation, gib board installation, shower installation, skirting, architraves.

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LVL CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANTS LTD

Joined October 2021

With over 18 years experience from renovations to new builds, with a vast knowledge of how the process should work we can help you with your project including the design.

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Top corner construction limited

Joined July 2018

We were established in the COVID 19 lockdown, while previously Ashraf the managing director was a sole trader for 2 years. Our team of qualified builders have a decade worth of experience in the building industry at minimum each. We specialize Residential building and have the skills, knowledge and work force to take on most jobs from complete renovations to the small jobs like boundary fences and...

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M P Bonney Limited

Joined February 2015

With over 10 years experience in the building industry and hundreds of happy clients, I am perfectly positioned and skilled to take on any building works required. From slab set out, to architectural residential and commercial construction, to building advice; there's no job too big or too small

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SMALL JOB SPECIALIST

Joined March 2019

Hi I have been building and renovating houses for 40 years and i am just doing odd jobs and maintainence . I Give free quotes and will do the work in time frame agreed upon

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Daniel

Joined March 2019

Hi, I have been in the construction industry more than 30 years.I am specialise in renovations and new builds, decks and fence.I am a LBP as well. Nice to meet you and give quotes and we can work from there. Cheers Daniel

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DS Built ltd

Joined October 2014

Hi I have 16 years experience in the residential construction industry both here in NZ and a stint in the UK. We specialize in new architectural builds, but also do smaller jobs; renovations and extensions, bathrooms, retaining walls, custom decks and outdoor areas. We are very professional and pride ourselves on working hard to meet deadlines and budgets.

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Ross Brothers Limited

Joined November 2021

Ross Brothers Limited has been in business since 2017. We are Site Safe members Site Wise accredited and carry all required insurances. Our previous experience includes house maintenance, renovations, foundations, farm building and new house builds. We have a team of 12 including, qualified builders, LBP's and painter/plasters. With over 100 years of combined building experience in our busines...

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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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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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HJL Building Ltd

Joined January 2019

Hi, We are Qualifed Licensed Building Practitioners. We have been building new and restoring older homes for families for over 17 years. We specialise in renovations & also do concrete placing. No job is to small! We pride ourselves on providing competitive know obligation free quotes that we stick to, on time and 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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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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A D White Builders ltd

Joined August 2016

Registered Master Builder with over 15 years in the trade. Quality and accountability comes standard with no job too small and I'll work in with clients to ensure that work gets completed on budget and on time. I specialise in renovations / additions and maintainance. I can take care of the project management or work in with clients and their projects as needed.

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Elevation Projects

Joined December 2021

Elevation Projects limited pride themselves on an extremely high quality of workmanship. We are a family based company where the director Tom is a third generation builder. We offer a wealth of knowledge that we can tailor to suit any of your building needs. Services we provide are... -Renovations -Alterations -New Homes -Decks -Landscaping -Design and consent help LBP Site Saf...

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TJ Creations Limited

Joined November 2021

T.J. Creations Ltd specialise in minor residential renovations and outdoor enhancements including decking, fencing, pergolas. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, and ability to provide our customers with efficient, cost-effective, superior service and output.

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