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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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Made to fit bathroom basin

Posted 5 years ago

Need bathroom vanity and basin made to fit

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Deck

Posted 11 months ago

We want a deck attached to the back of our house. It will be approximately 36 sqm, 9mx4m and needs to be built with access to drainage that is on the back of the house (sewer vent pipe, drains from bathroom, toilet and laundry rooms). The height of the deck is less than 1m from the ground. It's basically a rectangular shape and we would like a step or two down from the deck to the ground running along the length of the deck, the side that is 9m long. We also want to be able to retrofit a...

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Tonys

Posted 4 years ago

Build a veranda 12 metres long by 4.2 metres wide

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Cat door installation

Posted 1 year ago

Need a cat door installed in wood door

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Frame up door.

Posted 4 years ago

Have an old wooden door. Needs to be framed with sill. Plus new door handle and hinges.

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New Deck

Posted 3 years ago

We need to build a deck but my physical condition no longer enables me to do this heavy work, deck will be approx. 3m x 4m with ramp down to the garden wide enough for my mobility scooter and handrails.

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New deck build - Appox 30m2

Posted 1 year ago

Looking to build a new deck 450mm above solid substrate and approximately 30m2 in size. Accessible to vehicles, flat land. Will probably be pine but will opt for kwila if the price is good.

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Build a bar within existing cupboard space

Posted 1 year ago

We have an existing large cupboard in our lounge area we wish to convert to a cocktail bar space, and require someone to build the joinery to effect this for us. This would also require arranging for an electrician to install a wall socket for the fridges and internal light fittings. The existing cupboard with doors is approx 1320mm in width, extending an additional 770m in width internally. It is approx 1950mm high at the doors extending to a total of 2300mm (to the roof) internally and approx...

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Melanie Brown

Posted 3 years ago

I'm wanting a new deck an stairs built of the side of my house .the land is on spongy side an I have water main pipes that run under Neath to where I'm wanting the deck .I would like the deck to wrap around to the front door which has a small wooden deck that needs stairs.time frame I would like it to be completed before February

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New Deck

Posted 1 year ago

Hi we require quote please for a new deck to be built. It is approx 28m2 and will require stairs etc thanks

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Window

Posted 2 years ago

Hi We need a sash window repairing or replacing. It is the window that opens, size is 900 mm wide and 990 mm high. Glass is also cracked in top right corner if you can replace that as well.

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New flooring

Posted 4 years ago

The flooring around the toilet is starting to rot due to a slow leak and needs to be replaced before new vinyl goes in around 5 weeks time.

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Deck + Pergola

Posted 2 months ago

I am wanting a 4x6m deck built on the side of the house, with a pergola covering the whole deck, I was the pergola to be clear so I can still get as much light as possible in the area.

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Some general fixes in a caravan at the beach 2

Posted 2 years ago

We are looking for some wood working repairs to our caravan. These include blocking a hole in the floor where I removed the gas heater from, and maybe adding a panel to close off the area above it. Also adding 1 or two panels and 2 shelves to a shelf, and blocking up a hole on the kitchen bench. A pretty easy job I think we would like it done within a week or two. We are at the beach community of Toko Mouth. Prefered price range ... $

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Decking

Posted 7 months ago

I want to add deck to the back of my house, it’s about 9m long and less than 3.5 m wide. Possibly thinking I’d like to put some kind of roof over it too.

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Some general fixes in a caravan at the beach

Posted 2 years ago

We are looking for some wood working repairs to our caravan. These include blocking a hole in the floor where I removed the gas heater from, and maybe adding a panel to close off the area above it. Also adding 1 or two panels and 2 shelves to a shelf, and blocking up a hole on the kitchen bench. A pretty easy job I think we would like it done within a week or so. We are at the beach community of Toko Mouth. Prefered price range ... $.

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Retaining wall

Posted 7 years ago

Waihola, 30 mtr retaining wall 1.5 mtr to 1mtr high. Looking for someone with experience/tools to help me with this. I have organised posts. Looking a paying an hourly rate.

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Getting ready for a paintjob makeover.

Posted 3 years ago

Barge board repairs/replacements needed on two storey hardiplank house built in 1980 plus a general look around to see what else needs doing. I'm trying to get the house ready for repainting. Also I'm looking for advice/availability on scaffolding.

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Woodfort Construction

Joined November 2020

Hi ... We specialise in everything from Maintenance and small Renovations, to new home builds. We have a very experienced crew with a broad range of skills and experience. We also have out own earth moving equipment suitable for smaller projects...perfect for those landscaping projects.

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everyday

Joined May 2019

Everyday is a contemporary architectural design studio based in Dunedin, exploring how contemporary life can be improved through the design and making of architecture and furniture.

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Ants Demolition & Construction

Joined August 2009

Hi, I have over 20 years experience in renovating, building new houses, sheds, light commercial, and hardscaping Qualified carpernter, LBP, I have an experience in complex renovations on old homesteads, and I enjoy problem solving , fine finishing work, making custom items and helping my clients vision becoming reality. As a one man band I prefer to do jobs I can manage by myself, and am also...

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Better Brothers Construction

Joined December 2017

We are a family owned and operated company working throughout New Zealand. With 15 years experience in renovations, new builds, extensions and multi-story concrete construction - Both brothers Stefano and Samuel are on site and on the tools so you directly benefit from our expertise. We believe in a safe, tidy site, a strong work ethic and doing things right!

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Mike's Trade Services Limited

Joined April 2021

Hi, Mike's Trade Services Ltd is a small business based in dunedin with skills in alot of areas based around renovations. Our skill base revolves around general handyman work from light building to flooring, Tiling and painting, waterproofing systems to specailised coating systems. With over 15 years of experience in the trade we have a good eye for detail, strong work ethic carrying out ta...

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Lewis Wallace

Joined November 2016

Hi I am a qualified builder based in Tarras. I pride myself on quality and enjoy my job. I do a wide range of work from renovations and new builds to farm pole sheds and small maintenance jobs. If you’d like to meet and discuss your job please get in touch. Kind regards Lewis Wallace.

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Blackwood Building

Joined November 2015

Qualified Builder licenced building practitioner. Specialise in residential and commercial builds, renovations and retaining walls. We also do painting and decorating. Based in Invercargill we work across the entire Southland region and Queenstown.

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Sammys

Joined February 2017

I’ve been working in the Dunedin building industry for the past 16 years. I am highly motivated and have a wide ranging skill set in many areas of construction. I specialise in small to medium sized residential construction jobs. General building and carpentry, Repairs and maintenance, Renovations, Fences, Paths, Landscaping, Painting and much more. Anything from replacing a letterbox to a full ki...

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Kinoko Homes Ltd

Joined June 2021

Hi, we are a small new business with a team of two (but can get in extra help when needed). Although we may be new, I have been in the industry building new homes and renovating homes for the past decade. We specialise in renovations, historic homes, period homes where you require that extra bit of craftsmanship and an eye for detail. We do however take on small jobs from time to time. We treat ev...

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SB 2 Build ltd

Joined January 2017

Together we have been in the building trade for over 25 years. Sam is our registered licenced building practitioner and have experience in new builds, renovations, alterations and extensions as well as fencing, decks and all scopes of concrete works.We deliver a high quality end product and pride ourselves on keeping within budget and time frames! Additionally we have access to a wide range of su...

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B Central Building Ltd

Joined March 2019

We specialise in completing those smaller renovations and jobs, high quality finish. As a qualified joiner and builder I can offer a variety of options to suit your needs.

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Manaia Build Nz

Joined February 2020

... ... New Kitchens. Bespoke custom furniture. Entertainment Units. Shop Fit outs. High End cabinetry. Renivations. New Bathrooms. New Showers. New Flooring. Staircases. Decks. New Houses. All Building works. Text or call ... ... ...

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CRD Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Hi, we are a small Christchurch construction company. All earthquake work undertaken, foundations, new builds all building work undertaken. we pride ourselves in doing the job right.

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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, and Taihape. Our service...

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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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Kahu Contractors

Joined March 2018

A small team dedicated to providing an excellent service throughout the building and construction industry. Having spent a lot of time in all sectors of the industry we are known to specialize in everything from formwork amd foundations to crane work and precast installation, We have the expertise, tools and where needed tickets (qualifications) to complete all builds to an excellent standard, saf...

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Mais

Joined March 2018

we do new house and renovation no job is to big or small for us we are a fast working team that works professional and cheap price in town . Contact us on ... for a free quote

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Matts Handyman & Glass Services

Joined January 2021

Hi, I’m a one man band that can do building work, joinery, plumbing, glazing etc. Just ask! I’m also a fully qualified glazier. I’m a hard working perfectionist who is very professional and driven to do a great job.

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John rawlinson

Joined February 2016

I am a trade qualified builder with extensive experience in all aspects of residential building, from small maintenance tasks right up to complete new builds and everything in between. I offer very competitive rates as I work for myself and my overheads are minimum. Fast, friendly and honest service is what I aim to achieve along with top quality workmanship.

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DCR Building Services Ltd

Joined July 2011

Im a Licensed builder in Queenstown , i have been building for 16 years specializing in new homes and anything below, i.e fences, alterations, decks, re-clads etc. I strive for perfection and getting the job done right the first time while being done quickly. I treat every job i do as if its for myself in my own home so i would want it done to perfection.

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