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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.

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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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 regulations require that certain wor

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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Removal internal door/frame and replace with plasterboard

Posted 1 week ago

Remove existing internal door and frame leading from bedroom to bathroom. Would also require blocking up doorway with plasterboard(?) and short skirting to match rest of the room.

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The Club, Cant A & P Showgrounds

Posted 1 week ago

Our club has premises within the showgrounds and the toilet block requires revamping. The job will require carpentry, and plumbing.

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Window frame repair (major)

Posted 2 days ago

Part of the window frame in an upstairs room has rotted away, as pictured. Access is from the flat part of the roof (where picture was taken from), and of course from inside. The whole window frame will need to be removed and repaired, then put back. Need it done reasonably promptly as it's getting a bit breezy in this room with the wind and rain whistling in!

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Deck clean and tidy and staining

Posted 6 days ago

I have a large deck that needs water blasting or cleaning as it’s grey and slippery when wet. Once that is done, I’d love for it to be stained as well.

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Add shelving to HWC & Internal Garage

Posted 1 day ago

I would like some shelves fitted into my HWC cupboard and also a long head high shelf on one wall of my internal garage. I don't have the materials so job needs to both supply and install. Ideally the HWC shelves will be that typical cheap wood slat style, and the garage shelf one that I can also hang small tools from hooks underneath.

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Hardware installation and door clean up #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

Kia ora, I’m looking to have an entrance handle set installed in our front door. I already have the handle set (see photos). Cheers!

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Roofing

Posted 1 week ago

Single garage, (ajoined to my neighbours) roof has Lead Head nails, lead heads comeing off the nails, the iron is loose. Want nails pulled out and screws put in please. Also tiny Garden shed and small Patio have clear plastic iron stuff on their roofs. This plastic is very brittle and has holes in it. Would like the roofing plastic taken off and new stuff put on. Thankyou

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Rondo Ceiling

Posted 1 week ago

Need a price to Rondo Ceilngs in a house. Ready to go now

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Licensed builder professional

Posted 5 days ago

I require a quote for a skope of works. So a qualified builder to quote and do the work required

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Front door

Posted 1 week ago

New front and several internal doors

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Garage Wall Brackets

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hello, We would like to add some shelving on to our garage wall. We need someone to either install brackets into the concrete walls for us to put wood on top of, or fully install shelving. Thank you Jenny

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Construct microwave cabinet and shelf to fit small scullery

Posted 1 week ago

Purpose: Get microwave off scullery bench. Provide shelf space above microwave for cups, tea, coffee, and extend a narrower shelf (200mm) at same height to wall on right hand side. Avoid using MDF. Use timber, recycled timber even better. Microwave external dimensions are 300 mm high, 420mm deep, 520mm wide. Internal dimensions of microwave cabinet will need to be 350mm high, 600mm wide, 450 mm deep. Provide for additional ventilation on rear right hand side wall of microwave cabinet...

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Showroom walls - Internal partitioning

Posted 1 week ago

Large retail showroom requires aproximately 120 lineal meters of walls built 2.2m high, gib lined both sides, plastered and ready to paint. Start date 1st June. Photo of a wall from one of our showrooms attached

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Backyard pull up bar

Posted 1 week ago

Wanting a quote for all materials, labour and construction of an outdoor pull up bar. Something like this: ....... &client=ms-android-motorola-rev2&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#

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Door frame

Posted 1 week ago

I was in a violent relationship and the door got kicked in, in my rental property. I wish to get a quote to get it fixed up if possible or full replacement for when I move out. I also have other carpentry work I need done the pantry doors were also broken off so need a quote of how much to have these made again. The doors just covered the laundry area.

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Alteration to bench

Posted 2 weeks ago

I'm hoping it's possible to remove the wooden top cut down and replace

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Kitchen Pantry and Fridge alcove

Posted 1 week ago

Hi. I am wanting to get a kitchen pantry made with a alcove beside for the fridge to sit in. I have attached a couple of rough design pictures. To be made out of wood that can be painted to match the current kitchen. Eventually we will want to redesign the entire kitchen, but that will be a few years off and desperately need storage space. Pantry would measure about 800mm x 800mm and up to near ceiling. Fridge alcove would be around 700mm x 700mm x 1700mm high. Hope this makes se...

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Replace rotten weatherboards

Posted 2 weeks ago

Have approx. 10 weather boards and window sill on south side of house to be replaced, there may be one or two more on other side as well on 2 storey weather board house. Also a window frame needs to be secured at bottom.

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Custom made door

Posted 2 weeks ago

Needing 2 small waldrobe doors for a bedroom.

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Fence

Posted 4 days ago

I need a new fence aprox 40 metres long, quote to pull down old fence and a seperate quote to build a new one

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Repair Small Spa Pool Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5

Replace front door handle

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Carpenter needed temporarily

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Richmond dental christchurch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

create new manhole in t and g rimu floorboards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Granny Flat

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bamboo/hardwood deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck restoration and staining.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door frame to be finished

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Toilet holder repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

wadrobes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Soffit board

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior timber restoration/maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd March 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

SOS Deck and Gate Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Build

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

3rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rotten beam replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Edge of verandah decking 1890s house needs replacing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sleepout floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 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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Abacus Building Maintenance

Joined October 2014

hi i am a licensed building practioner tradesman carpenter main line of work is building maintenance of all types,i do a lot of bathroom renovations supply and install working with only registered tradesman all types of work undertaken

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Firth landscape construction

Joined March 2017

For all your landscaping/construction needs call firth landscape construction free quotes, professional work done to high standards very competitive quotes...we do it all, landscaping renovations tiling, laminate flooring concreting asphalting. We have high standards and we know you'll be happy.

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Just Call Graham

Joined February 2020

Local tradesman based in Kaiapoi. No job too small. I specialise in recycling materials (particularly timber for fencing). This saves you money and the environment! I can plaster and paint - this also keeps the cost down for you. I have been working the painting and decorating business for about ten years so there's not much I don't know about plastering and painting, interior and exterior....

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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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Gibson Building Services

Joined July 2019

Hi there. I am a NZ qualified builder and work for an architectural building company based in Christchurch, specialising repair work and new builds. 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 as handcrafted/refurbished furniture and cabinetry. No job is too small, I’m alway...

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Think Construction Ltd.

Joined March 2010

Company Profile: We are a building company specialising in residential projects from small alterations to new house builds. We work with the client from the design concept through to the completion of your project (or anywhere in between). We work closely with designers (yours or ours), to ensure continuity and confidence in your build, from concept to completion. Personal Profile: Direct...

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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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Classic Timber Fences & ANDERSON PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Joined March 2016

Our small team at classic timber fences provides all the services connected with timber fence construction of any type or style. Comprising old fence demolition removal and disposal. New fence supply and construction and both pedestrian and driveway gate construction. As well as prep and painting / staining of these items if required. Also temporary fencing is available for security during the bui...

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance was born out of frustration whilst trying to solve the same problems on construction sites time and time again. After working with a crazy amount of construction companies I`m ready to change the dinosaur ways of the industry. I want to feel proud of the industry I love whilst constantly shaking things up at the same time. I want to bring modern technologie...

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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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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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Superior property maintenance

Joined October 2019

Hey, I've been in the building industry for 10years and now bring that knowledge to Superior Property Maintenance. Meeting all your property needs. Everything from odd jobs to renovations with a superior finish. Click for a no obligation free competitive free quote.

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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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Top corner construction limited

Joined July 2018

Personally I have been in the Residential construction industry for 8 years, I specialize in Fencing, Decking, Pergolas also Interior linings and finishing My experience comes from a background in EQC repairs, Private Renovations, Light commercial and newly built homes. I am expanding into a managment role now as I have a highly skilled group of tradesmen behind me who can tackle most jobs, From...

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ZedZee

Joined April 2015

We have been involved for a number of years in restoration and building maintenance and the construction and design of outdoor structures. We have been involved in trade for 30 years and maintain a high level of workmanship. We have recently completed a number of exciting projects for a multinational company. However no job is too small for our small team we look forward to each new construction ,...

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BNH Ltd

Joined October 2014

I am a family man and I have been painting and plastering for over ten years. We have created a unique quoting system which gives you control over your project down to the last dollar. We are competitively priced and enjoy having many happy and satisified customers.

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Rousel Built Ltd

Joined May 2020

Hi I do home renovations whole house or just one room. I also do home repairs and maintenance. I aim to deliver quality work at a reasonable price. I believe in treating everyone with honesty and integrity. I fit in smaller jobs where I can.

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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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Ian L Skinner Builder

Joined May 2020

With over 40 years continuously in the building trade we have the experience to complete your project and give you confidence. Whether it’s renovating your home, adding a room, deck or upgrading your bathroom you can have confidence in us. Licensed Building Practitioner in Carpentry

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Sean Mullis

Joined April 2019

Hi I have been in the building industry for the last 20 years. . I specialise in landscape construction buiIding fences, decks, pergolas, garden walls and cobblestone paving. I am a qualified brick and blocklayer. I have four years experience in cobblestone paving and have spent similar time in carpentry.

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