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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Mount pleasant deck.

Posted 6 days ago

Decking requires re-staining.

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Sand doors

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, we have replaced our carpet recently and the doors are very hard / difficult to move. I have been told that we need to sand our doors. There are 9 doors in total that will need be sanded. kindly if you could let me know. Thanks

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Enclosed deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

Small 1920 cottage in New Brighton and needing a large window removed and replaced with French doors, and a 12 - 18m deck built that will be outside of doors, that is semi enclosed on existing concrete driveway. Also need a simple single carport built on same property.

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Sue waghorn

Posted 1 week ago

I have a second hand internal door that I would like put in my kitchen this door has to have a few mm taken off the side and bottom

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Partial kitchen floor replacement

Posted 1 week ago

A couple of years ago,had my bathroom,laundry floor replaced due to a serious leak behind the shower. Just recently removed the floor cupboards in a small part of the kitchen and found that approximately less than half a square metre of floorboard has rotted from the same leak but was missed due to being covered with cupboards. The floor is not wet or damp at all. I work 6.30 am till 5.30 pm,unable to get time off but can arrange entry with contractor.

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Richard Taylor Adams House

Posted 1 week ago

The complex magnetic door lock would not allow the door to open. The door was forced open and damaged the door frame and latch.

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Door and Wall install

Posted 2 weeks ago

Just install the wall and install door other side. please refer photos

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Headboard fitting

Posted 2 days ago

To fix wall hanging rails to wall to hang Headboards on. 4-6 hours work.

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Fix DIY fence detached from gate

Posted 4 days ago

A portion of a DIY fence has detached away from the DIY gate. I need a 'real' chippie to reattach the fence to the fence post and align to the gate. Would only take 15 - 20 mins but will gladly pay for the hour!

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Redo skirtings etc and whole house non structural renovations

Posted 1 week ago

Replace ageing skirtings, kitchen and vanity replacements, door and plaster repairs, general tidy up ready for total inside paint and new floor coverings

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Small Shop fittings - build and install

Posted 1 week ago

Build a couple of shop displays and counter. Install wall panels. Build small changing room. Floor area 60m2. Plans available. Works to start 1st week of September.

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Small backyard pine deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am looking for a small deck to be built off the living area at a property we are currently renovating. The deck will be approx. 3.5m deep and 4m high, sitting on top of existing concrete pad. The maximum height would be approx. 0.5m and we'd need one small step. We'd be looking to build with pine, and hoping to start the build in about 3 weeks. There is currently a heatpump unit we would need to either build around, or get raised so it would sit on top of the deck, I'm not sure what the be...

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Weatherboards

Posted 1 week ago

Hi I need a couple of weatherboards replaced on the upper level of my house. The job will require some scaffolding..aside from that its not a big job

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LBP carpenter required

Posted 1 week ago

Working on new build. Fitting framing and roof structure, windows doors etc.

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New decking area

Posted 6 days ago

We're looking to build a 40m2 deck by the side of our house where there is currently a grass area with some concrete and a secured washing line. We would also like to consider decking the verandah area to join the deck which is 15m2. We are looking for quotes for materials and full build of the deck. We would like a quote for both the deck and verandah area as well as just for the deck as it will be total cost dependant as to whether we do the full 55m2 job or just the deck to the side o...

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Easy bulkhead

Posted 2 weeks ago

Build a small bulkhead above kitchen cabinets

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Linen cupboard

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need a linen cupboard re lined as the hot water cyclinder has been removed along with brand new shelving

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Wardrobe renovation

Posted 1 week ago

This job involves enlarging wardrobe opening, framing up, plastering and installing sliding doors to wardrobe. Doors and tracks have already been purchased . Job to be completed ASAP.

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Deck

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi there, I’m looking for a price to build a 30m2 deck please. 6m x 5m, one handrail 6m and one step please. Either labour only or labour and materials. Thanks

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Repair

Posted 1 week ago

The white wood of cupboard has burned due to overheating of stove.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 142,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Custom Dishwasher Housing & Bench

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th June 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

bedroom door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ramps


10th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leaking shower = damaged GIB & door frame swelling.


5th June 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

attic ladder install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rebuild Hot water cupboard and doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cat Door install-wooden door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Window casement replacement.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trim Doors after new carpet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck. 11x3 meters

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replace door track and rehang doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 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

Wardrobe revamp

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Framing and installing internal French doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build skinny deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th May 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

Planing 5 internal doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Quotes required for 3 Carpentry jobs


11th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shed Floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 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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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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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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S J Concepts

Joined July 2016

Hello, We've been in the flooring and building trade for over 20 years.Experienced quilified builder, with a wide range of handy man skills. We also install domestic and commercial, Vinyl and carpet. We are very professional and work hard to meeting your dead lines and expectations. We are built on work good ethics and good practices, we will turn up on time and won't leave till your happy. We ca...

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Browntownbuilders

Joined June 2018

Hi ,we are a experienced, motivated, well trained team that have worked on a large range of different building sites. We pride ourselves on doing a quality job, in the time frame that works with you. We respect budgets plus our prices are competitive and we will stick to them.

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Ghs Building limited

Joined January 2019

We are a team of four builders 3 qualified and one apprentice we work under certified builders and lpb so you know you are going to get a good quality service. We can do any building work from new builds to garden sheds we have a show home that people are more than welcome to come a visit to see what we can offer you

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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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Mitre Ben Construction Limited

Joined March 2016

I specialise in handyman jobs and carpentry. Decks and fences are something I do often and I am happy to discuss what you are needing done at a time that suits you. I work with a Licensed Builder Practitioner for more serious jobs.

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Onsite Construction Ltd

Joined March 2017

Hi there. I have been in the industry for over 30 years and have a small dedicated team of 2 working along side of me. We are a very reliable and honest team with our customers needs our main priority. From new builds to small minor house repairs we continually strive to taking on, and successfully completing all jobs. Quality, trust ,reliability and client focus is our motto.

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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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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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Rusholme Construction

Joined April 2017

We are a small family run business that does work ranging from small jobs around the house to building complete new houses. Our emphasis is on client satisfaction at a reasonable price.

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit gintas.co.nz

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Pro Build

Joined November 2014

HI. I'm an LBP builder with 19 yrs experience on residential projects.I have extensive experience on earthquake repairs, alterations and new builds. I have access to a professional team of subcontractors. Together we can tackle a wide range of projects and have a high standard of quality. Steven.

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Carl Taylor Builders

Joined July 2019

Carl Taylor Homes has been trading since 1999 and we are members of the CBS ( Combined Building Suppliers Co -Operative ). Carl Taylor Homes has developed a reputation in Christchurch and the Canterbury region as builders of quality homes, specialising in the construction of semi-commercial and residential buildings, architectural design and construction, project management and building mainten...

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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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Hennessy construction ltd

Joined September 2018

Hi I am an Irish construction carpenter, I have 20 years experience and 7 of them in Christchurch working on a variety of projects. I am a licensed builder for the last 5 years . I have been building new homes ,Exstension and working on big and small commercial projects. I can put my hand to most jobs . Before coming to Nz I was building homes ,Exstension’s and installing new kitchens . I prid...

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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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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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Cultivated Image

Joined May 2015

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

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Kit set Assembly Services

Joined January 2018

Hi at Kitset Assembly Services, we are the manufacturer approved installers of your new nz made garden shed. Fully trained in all areas of Kitset Assembly from indoor/outdoor furniture to BBQs and everything in between. Not to mention that all job related rubbish is removed free of charge. You can be assured of a quality job and with set pricing rather than per hour rates there are no hidden surp...

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