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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

Vanity and laundry bench

Posted 1 week ago

I am after a quote to build a vanity similar to the one in the attached picture and a L shaped bench in our laundry I’m a similar style.

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Make solid wood furniture

Posted 1 week ago

I make all types of furniture, kitchen cabinets.

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17 Myrtle Road Hornby

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need two decks for my house. total sqm is approx 90sqm. Check the attached image (brown highlighted area is for the deck)

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Deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

looking someone to build a deck

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Caspian St

Posted 1 week ago

Small deck with step down Approx 4sqm There is an existing deck that the new deck will need to be stepped down from. Not required until early next year

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Kids Fort and swing area

Posted 1 week ago

We’re looking for someone to build a platform in the corner of the garden under a tree, to be used as a kids play area/fort, and then to attach and install some poles to hang swings off and monkey bars.

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England street #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

Fire exit required upstairs at a two storey villa

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URGENT JOB - Remove old deck step and build a new one

Posted 4 days ago

Require the removal of a wooden step off a deck (to allow for a bricklayer to build a pizza oven area) and a new larger step needs to be rebuilt off a different side of the deck. Needs to be done asap so the job will be awarded to the person who can fit in in the next couple of days

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18sqm Conservatory

Posted 1 week ago

Approximate size of new conservatory is 18 square metres to replace existing DIY built over a 7 sqm deck. A building permit most likely required unless a creative design or stand alone structure can evoke an exemption. The house is north facing and the conservatory/deck is situated on the east side of the house. Owner will remove the existing conservatory and deck when the project/contract is agreed on. A raised timber floor (600mm) on posts is required with a floor area of approx 5700mm x 3...

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Remove concrete steps/deck & replace with wood ones

Posted 1 hour ago

Remove metal railing & 2 concrete steps & tiny deck (deck is W/L/H 1340cm / 1960cm/ 450cm from ground level onky) not sure if solid or hollow. Then need to be replaced with a deck & steps made from recycled composite or wood - same size or slightly bigger. Not sure on what would be best as this side of the unit gets most the sun & weather. Giant hebe bush in the photos will be removed prior to this job commencing.

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Wooden vanity

Posted 5 days ago

Want someone who is able to build wooden vanity for me similar to the pictures. Would want 1 basin.

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Kwilla deck

Posted 2 days ago

Needs new kwilla deck installed upto 35sqm,Side Gates. Thanks

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 1 week ago

I want to make the following modifications to the kitchen: 1. Take out the bench top appliance cupboard and microwave shelf in order to make the bench clearer. I will be putting in. New splash back to replace titles. 2. Take out the two wall ovens and add a Kadoole Oven stack in the space which will need to be extended up and down to make space. One of the ovens will need to be refitted in the new unit. I will supply the units to be installed

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Bench top pantry

Posted 1 week ago

Hello, I’m looking to have a benchtop pantry created with a door that scrolls up. White/black/grey colours with some shelving.

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New Kwila deck

Posted 5 days ago

I have submitted a plan to one stop deck shop and had them quote this with all materials required. What I need now is someone to build the deck for me. Can you please message me with a rough idea of price for you to construct this (labour only), and how soon you would be available to do so. The area is now level soil as seen in recent photo attached.

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New house build decking

Posted 1 week ago

Need 2 x decking areas plus entrance way. Done in Kwila, 140mm, Picture frame, Screws, approx 69m2 total decking This is a new house build. No raised planters needed.

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Outdoor wood shed

Posted 5 days ago

Build a rustic wood shed. Materials supplied.

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Fix Gate

Posted 2 weeks ago

Tall, long house creates wind tunnel. Gate blown off hinges several times. Needs a kickarse bolt / latch on it to secure the gate when closed. Last two fixes didn't last.

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Front Door Adjustment

Posted 1 week ago

Wooden front door requires adjustment (aluminium frame) - top of door has noticeable gap as you go from left to right - not sure how many by how many millimetres. Would like someone to come out and adjust hinges, plane door or whatever may be required so that it closes properly. Someone is home this week during the day if you'd like to take a look. Thank you.

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Floorboard repairs

Posted 2 weeks ago

hi kind builders, a few floorboards have cracked and we need them repaired from under the house please, bracing is what we have in mind. 1950 house.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Small deck extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gas Bottle Surround

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front entry decking step 2.5 sqm & locker change

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Rotted doorstep

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix Gate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Underfloor and boards rellace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

MDF Wardrobe - full height to 2.4 m

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Repair - Remove Shower and replace floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window frame repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor timber plaque maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re-hang door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cabinet fronts made to fit kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Fixing 2 pieces of jib into a tight area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

slider and deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Touch up repairs needed - Kitchen area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install cat door in wooden doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace skirting boards in toilet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Creaking and damage floor boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

deck & pergola

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 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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Jorge Gallegos

Joined October 2016

Hi: I have more than 8 years of experience performing interior plastering and interior/exterior painting jobs. During this period I have been part of a team and before to start to work as a sole trader I was a leading hand decorator in a building company. I am a hard-working trader, fast, reliable and always developing jobs at high standard levels. If you want a job well done and for a re...

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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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R P D Construction

Joined November 2016

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

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FIRTH HOMES LTD

Joined August 2013

Building, Renovating, Landscaping and Project management. Over 18 years experience. We have simple, practical solutions that are affordable with a 10 year guaranteed quality finish. Work with clients to meet there fixed budgets. Assist with specific requirements, advice and direction from concept and design to completion. All work performed or supervised by licensed Tradesmen. H...

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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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Masani homes Limited

Joined August 2018

We are a new construction company specialising in residential construction with a creative twist. we are always happy to help so reach out if you think we can be of assistance.

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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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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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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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Indigo Builders

Joined July 2021

Hi im Nick owner and operator of Indigo builders we specalise in New home builds , fencing .Being a small crew we have attention to detail to get the job done right the first time

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Madera Woodwork

Joined May 2021

Joiner/ Furniture maker, with over 25 years experience, offers a high standard of various services. Kitchen: for a fresh look replace doors, drawer fronts + all the necessary hardware, alter cabinet to suit new appliances, change counter tops and paint existing panels and walls. I also have grate experience making stairs and balustrade's in all shapes

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Culmer Construction

Joined January 2018

Hi, Culmer construction is a small building company that specialize in new houses,renovations,decks and pergolas but also get stuck in to all the little jobs. I pride my self in being very hard working to get the client exactly what they want on time and on budget.

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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts of building and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminium windows and doors, 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 ca...

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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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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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Walker Construction Ltd

Joined March 2021

I have been in the construction industry for 18 year and my co worker even longer. We are both very skilled and competent traders men, we can compete any of your construction projects to the highest quality and in good time.

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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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Paul Bristow Carpentry

Joined October 2020

Hi, I've been in the building industry as a builder/carpenter for over 30 years and have worked in New Zealand and other countries around the world. Over that period I have been involved with all aspects of the building, whether it would be a new home or changing a front door lock. I'm a honest, reliable professional builder, who prides himself on delivering a good efficient services. References...

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C Whall Construction

Joined September 2010

hi, i'm a qualified licensed builder who has been self employed for the last ten years doing smaller jobs right up to renovations an extensions. work well with the client to achieve a professional finish an on time an budget.

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MPH Builders ltd

Joined September 2020

With over 14years experience in the construction industry there's no job we can't do. With a great passion for building we pride ourselves in top quality construction and treat every job as if it was our own.

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