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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.

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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Fit internal door

Posted 2 weeks ago

I'm after someone to fit this door to my son's bedroom but not hang it. It is the closest in size to the frame I could find after several visits to Musgroves but will still need fair bit lopped from bottom and hinges moved, lock fitted (in photo) etc. I don't want it hung because I will paint it once size is right then hang myself

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Outdoor Dining Bench

Posted 1 week ago

I am looking for someone to make me an outdoor dining bench. I have attached picutures of the dining table I have as well as the ones I have been looking at online. I now want to enquire if it is possible for someone to make me a custom one. Looking at dimensions: Length = 180cm Height = 47cm Depth = 35 - 40 cm I am looking for one bench as I want to have chairs the other side.

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Replace water damaged parts of cabinets in caravan

Posted 1 week ago

Particle board cabinets have absorbed water where they meet the floor and swollen up. Maybe 2x 50mm high strips 600mm long along the base of the cabinetry on either side of the front door need cut out and replaced. Another section below the fridge maybe 600x300mm needs covered with a new piece of cabinetry. The shower door needs a hinge fixed. Can take detailed photos but I'm guessing you'd need to see it to quote. Some general photos below.

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Pergola Build

Posted 2 weeks ago

Build a Pergola approx 5m x3m.

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Pergola

Posted 15 hours ago

I want to build a canopy to our porch which is about 7 x 2 m.

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Central City

Posted 6 days ago

19 Small Entrance Decks Total m2 138 One step on each Pine timber

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New Balustrade for Balcony

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a balustrade that we'd like replaced. It is on our second storey balcony. We'd like the new balustrade to be painted wood and glass, see concept picture. We also have a funny conservatory thing made from laserlite that we'd like dismantled and replaced with a modern canopy roof, this could be a kit-set type.

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Scotia and skirting, and fitting a new door, and floor sanding

Posted 1 week ago

Sorry for the short notice but this job needs doing asap. We need skirtings and Scotia attached and a new door hung. Trick with the door is it's standard width but non-standard height. The room dimensions are 3400mm by 2000mm. The door height is 2400mm and it's 790mm wide. If this can be done over the coming weekend, that would be amazing.

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Bower

Posted 2 days ago

Hi I need some general maintenance / carpentry on a job over next couple of days. Easing some windows and doors and fitting a bench top.

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Fix joinery in two windows

Posted 1 week ago

I need a Joinery to replace the woods of two windows.

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Carpet replacement/stain removal

Posted 6 days ago

Carpet either needs replacing but if there is a stain removal that can get it to decent colour that will okay. Would like to know if I can get the same carpet colour? I can't seem to upload images I can send via email if want. Thanks

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Pergola Replace

Posted 1 week ago

3 beams need replacing Length 2550m Width 140mm Thickness 40mm

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Woodham bedroom

Posted 3 weeks ago

replace floor boards with 2 sheets of chipboard & 4x2 . replace window frame materials , please note i also have a 2nd job or replacing approx 50mtrs of fencing this one will need material supplied although i could arrange it

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Rotten flooring area in bathroom #2

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, We have what appears to be some rotten floorboards underneath vinyl in our bathroom. There is an area that is spongy if you put your weight on it. Yes, its damp under the vinyl, so there must be a leak of some description under the house. See attached image for the affected area. Thanks, Jason Update: we never proceeded with this, other priorities - but we're now ready to get this sorted. So, some more info, the toilet was never installed correctly, so there was a small leak...

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Window Seat

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need a window seat built that I can transport south to a holiday home. I have a simple design to follow - rectangle frame with MDF side and top - with some MDF skirting on the front face. I can provide the materials, if you provide the tools and labour. I have a double garage that can be used to build it in - so a great wet weather project for a day.

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Building kwila platforms

Posted 3 days ago

I need help Building some platforms and steps. I have made a start and also want to help. I'm more needing someone to do the finishing, although I need a builders brain to help with structure also. I'm wanting high quality finish for picture frame kwila platforms. Suitable for someone semi retired probably, definitely detail focused. Pay a labour only hourly charge up. I have most of the materials required. May need a few things but I have a trade card so can source, unless you have a better di...

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Deck extension for 6 Cashmere Road

Posted 2 weeks ago

This Request for Proposal is for a quote to extend an existing deck by 5m x 4m (20 m2). The highest point of the deck extension will be more than 1.8 metres above the ground level. The request includes the following points: • Help in navigating the compliance route. • Design of the new structure. • Provision of the required engineering drawings. • Dismantling an existing multilevel spa deck, and the removal of building material. • Building the new deck. • The existing deck frame and stilt...

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Exterior Verandha

Posted 1 week ago

Exterior verandah to existing home

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Formwork framing and structural work

Posted 3 weeks ago

House foundation footpath driveway fencing decking retaining wall

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Garage and house repairs

Posted 2 weeks ago

Rotten boards surrounding the top of a flat roof garage, an outside door frame and step, and a rotten window frame all need replacing. (Painting etc required as well)

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 146,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Headboard fitting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Richard Taylor Adams House

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Shed Floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Soggy window reveal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re-hang an internal door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower leak and wall repair

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

29th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Fix DIY fence detached from gate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wardrobe revamp

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th August 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

Skirting replacement for bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair spouting and weather boards

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

New Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

sand doors


15th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
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

Build a basic queen size loft (raised) bed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

3 Decks for Summer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

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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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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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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Braden Nelson Builder

Joined April 2018

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

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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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Gw builders ltd

Joined May 2016

With over 25 years of experience in the construction industry we are small family business of qualified reliable builders with a high standard in every job we face.. guaranteed to please! Specialising in: *Light Comercial *Architectural builds *New builds *Renovations/extentions *Landscaping *All forms of concrete work No jobs to big or small!

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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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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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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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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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JPL Construction

Joined August 2018

Hi, I run a small building company specializing in bathroom renovations and decks, general building, alterations and maintenance. I am professional, competitive on price and pride myself on having satisfied customer's. I can project manage your work from start to completion handling all the council and architect requirement's and providing all the subtrades required.

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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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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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Gibson Building Services

Joined July 2019

Hi there. I am a NZ qualified builder and work for a reputable building company based in Christchurch, specialising mainly in large residential repair work around Canterburry. I am new to Builderscrack but I am not new to building. I am experienced and passionate about building, joinery and woodwork. You will see in my profile photos some examples of the building/renovation work that I do, as well...

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M&M Projects

Joined August 2018

Hi,iv'e been in building maintenance trade for the last 16 years. I specialise in the fields listed, with no job being to big or small. I pride myself on providing top quality workmanship at competitive rates. Getting the job done first time to the customers requirements.

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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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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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Rainbowscapes

Joined March 2017

HI, Rainbowscapes is a garden maintenance, landscaping and general handyman company based in North Canterbury. We have lived and worked in the area of 12 years, building up a comprehensive and well rounded knowledge of gardens in the area. Hard or Soft Landscaping is no problem! We specialize in creating and maintaining you a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy and relax in. In addition we have a w...

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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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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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Sculptural Landscapes LTd

Joined January 2018

Sculptural Landscapes has been beautifying Canterbury yards for over 5 years now. We will take on anything from putting in a few grasses to entire lifestyle block landscaping and management. We work very hard to keep out clients happy. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget and time. If its outside we can manage your job to a high standard. If your looking...

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