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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

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

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8 Questions You Should Ask a Kitchen Contractor

Posted 23/04/13

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Cabinet Makers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

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Top 5 Home Remodelling Trends in New Zealand

Posted 04/06/13

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

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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.

Refinish deck

Posted 6 days ago

After someone to refinish our deck to get it looking nice to list our property. Will need some nail heads punched in as a part of the job. Deck is 8m x 1.7m - see photo (ignore dog).

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Door replacements

Posted 3 days ago

Needing 2 door replacements. One hallway door & the other is a linen cupboard door. Both were wooden. Sorry I don't know much more details. Wouldn't have a clue how to fix myself so needing some help asap, thank you 🙂

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Deck and pergola

Posted 4 days ago

Hi i'm after a reasonable quote for an approx 30m2 deck on a new build. I'm also interested to know how much a pergola will cost.

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Laundry

Posted 1 week ago

I am needing 4 x 700 cm cupboard doors to be made for kitchen/laundry as well as a laundry tub and lower 600 cm cupboard removed and replaced with same size modular units and a huckery set of 20cm deep wall cupboards removed .

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Underfloor and boards rellace

Posted 1 day ago

Adding a couple of bearers between joists and replacing floorboards. When kitchen reno was done 2 doors were removed but not strengthened under floor. Where the door frame is. We now have cracked floorboards (2-3). Crawl space is approx 60cm..is an old state house. Photos coming. Happy to pay by the hour if you are unsure how long it will take.

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Mounting hose reel

Posted 1 week ago

just needing to mount a hose reel into brick wall

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Wood rotted under carpet

Posted 1 week ago

Replacing floorboard rotted under carpet in the 3rd bedroom.

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Deck

Posted 6 days ago

Approx. 4m x 5m deck at the back of our house. Approx 75% of the deck area will be over top existing concrete patio shown in photo. The new deck will extend into the corner of the section (hedge will be removed but magnolia tree will need to be built around). The deck job also requires a fence/gate to enter it from the path (directly across the path from the corner of the house beyond the heatpump unit in the 2nd photo). The deck will have trellis fencing on two adjacent sides to block visibil...

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Under Carpet Floorboard repair

Posted 1 day ago

Carpet will need to be lifted in immediate area to access work area. Single floorboard has dropped suspect borer damage or similar. Not a long section < 1m. Blue ball marks boat repair location - Cut out and replace. - Refit carpet to existing smooth edge.

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Replace wooden window sill

Posted 10 hours ago

Two of the wooden window sills which have borer.

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Repair - Remove Shower and replace floor

Posted 21 hours ago

We have had a slow leak in behind a tenant's shower for some time and need address it. Scope of work: - Remove 2 glass-sided shower, keeping base for reuse - Pull up strand board floor (Approx - 2m x 2m section) - Leave open to dry - Replace flooring with edge blocking as needed - Replace Aqualine Jib behind shower (Approx 1m x1.8m) Job is ready to go and could meet on site tomorrow evening. No plumbing involved (shower to be installed after flooring is replaced)

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Structural repairs on car deck

Posted 1 day ago

Structural/maintenance repairs on a car deck corroded steel beams on a hill site

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Window frames with dry rot.

Posted 3 days ago

We have a 1920's weather board with two or three timber window frames showing signs of dry rot. We would like this seen to before the rot goes too far.

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Garage Door Fascia Repair

Posted 1 week ago

My vehicle displaced the fascia on bottom right side of someone's garage door whilst turning in tight accessway. Damage looks minimal. Moved bottom of fascia approx 5mm toward door. Owner says it was flush. Scraped paint higher on fascia was previous incident. Nothing to do with me.

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Extending the deck with pergola with retractable sides

Posted 4 days ago

hi looking at gettin deck extended and a roof over the top with retractable sides to keep out the wind after quotes

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Deck repair

Posted 1 day ago

Hi there, I’m looking for a quote to replace 30m of rotten deck and repair of remaining deck including stain, paint and re-nail

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Ceiling repair

Posted 4 days ago

A round extractor fan was removed from a kitchen ceiling and replaced with a rangehood There is now a round hole in the ceiling, which needs to be filled - a piece of wood in the ceiling and then bogged up. We're not requiring it to be painted.

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Laminate flooring installation, and removal of kitchen shelf

Posted 9 hours ago

Install laminate flooring in a kitchen and hallway, and remove a shelf from the kitchen

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Deck to be built

Posted 1 day ago

Deck to be approx 4.5mx3.8m, level with entrance to house. Currently a smaller concrete pad covering some of the area - deck to be built over top of this.

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Weatherboard Replacement

Posted 6 days ago

Old weather boards and facia boards on gable end of garage need removal and replacement, maybe with roofing iron for weather board replacement.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 191,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Letter box install


3rd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tiny deck extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need a lot done

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace bedroom door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stair storage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2 Shelves on Bedroom Wall / Block Off Staircase from Dining Room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small Kitchen Joinery Reconfiguration

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Deck and aluminium pergola

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th February 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair of rotten door frame and deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weatherboard replacement and possible windowsills (exterior)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fitting skirting boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removing 2 glass walls and door in an office area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door and frame replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor Repair in 1875 Cottage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General Maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Doors adjusting, windows easing, affected rafters

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Linen Cupboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Built in furniture

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th January 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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Hired Help Limited

Joined February 2020

We know how precious your weekends are, we also know how much niggle those uncompleted jobs around the home can create. That’s where Hired Help comes in, we complete the jobs you just don’t have time for. If it’s fixing a door that won’t stay shut, assembling a kitset or rebuilding a deck, we can help. We have the experience and know how to fit, fix or repair just about anything around the home....

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Grace Construction Ltd

Joined March 2021

Hi, I am a trade qualified carpenter with over 20 years experience within residential and commercial builds. Whether it’s a new build, a renovation project, decking, repairs and maintenance I ensure to deliver a professional service with my team! All work to ensure it’s cost effective, done safely and to meet deadlines is guaranteed!

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Shaun Glasson Building

Joined June 2020

I specialise in renovations and extensions, with plenty of outdoor landscape construction work and maintenance in between. I have a key eye for detail and precision. I also take a lot of pride in what I do by transforming houses to a high standard with no job too big or too small.

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Fast Fences

Joined December 2019

Fast Fences fixes and repairs old fences, install new fences, removes old fences, installs gates, and can coordinate and manage all your fencing needs - with great communication and attention to detail. I also build decks, pergolas and can deliver other home improvement tasks.

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Base 7

Joined March 2011

With approx. 40 years in most aspects of the building trade,Starting in my earliest years installing poggenpohl kitchens in upmarket homes in the UK . To building houses on the hills in Queenstown.Recently I purchased a flooring franchise in Christchurch, Not a good idea as it was just before the earthquakes and so didn't work to well. I can lay carpet,vinyl , tiles and underfloor heating at ver...

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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RedGoat Property

Joined November 2016

Hi, we generally do smaller jobs around residential properties in both maintenance and improvement although we often undertake larger projects as well. We will complete to a very high standard any job around your property including renovation work, Repaints, fencing, decks and landscaping as well as any maintenance work. Getting a competitive quote out to you, no matter how big or small the job, i...

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance are experts of building and glazing, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, siding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrade, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do you need a carpenter in Christchurch or...

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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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Kinabuild

Joined February 2021

We are a licensed building company based in Christchurch and a proud member of New Zealand Certified Builders Assn. There is no job too small for us. We can help with any residential or commercial building work such full build, renovations, alterations, fit outs, repairs, & more.

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More Than Handy

Joined July 2020

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

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MR Property Services Limited

Joined August 2019

M.R. Property Services is a small family business owned and operated by Matt & Rose. It is our mission to help our customers complete jobs without the big business bills by a local that you can trust. As a small family ourselves we understand the importance of time and money and believe we can take that stress away.

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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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Specbuild Construction Limited

Joined April 2019

Hi I am fully Certified and Licensed Christchurch Builder. I specialise in new homes, renovations, alterations, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, decks and fences, concrete placement, roof repairs and all your building maintenance needs. With over 10 years building experience I take personal interest in giving you the highest quality at a realistic price.

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Hamish Warren Carpentry and Joinery

Joined September 2019

Over 42 years time served with in the building industry, offering made to measure projects, refurbishment and general maintenance, competitive quotes with a happy meet and greet to bring your ideas from plan to finish. NZCB Member.

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McDonald Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined June 2020

McDonald Property Maintenance has been known for quality services, exceptional efficiency and the highest level of professionalism. No matter what service you’re looking for, we guarantee to not only meet, but exceed your expectations and ensure your full satisfaction. Our team is up for every job, managing projects with the skill and experience our clients have come to expect. Please get in to...

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John Trow Builders

Joined September 2016

Hi there. I've been in the building, trade for about 6 years, and now I'm working for myself. I'm an easy going, relaxed professional. I can give you estimates, and work with you to provide you with what you're looking for. I work hard to meet deadlines, but am also flexible, as things sometimes pop-up without expectation. :-)

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Grasshopper Landscapes

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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DNL Construction

Joined March 2021

Hi, we can provide wide range of building services, from house maintenance to renovation. No matter how big the jobs, we will done in professional manner. We will work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourseves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Shaun builder

Joined November 2019

Hi there my name is Shaun I have been building since September 2005 I have built new home's , have worked on relocated home's, have done house renovations, have done house exstensions , EQC Repairs, and recently worked on a commercial building site.

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