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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Floor leveling

Posted 4 days ago

Hi there, need subfloor leveling just in the lound area in my old villa house. Thank you!!!!

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Entertainment unit/tv cabinet

Posted 1 month ago

Need help with Harvey Norman kitset furniture to be put together.I think youd do a better job of it than me!

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Repair camper van drawers

Posted 1 month ago

We are selling our beloved Nissan civilian bus. Over the years the edges of the rimu ply drawer fronts have got damaged. Can someone put a beading around the edges for us? Or perhaps the wood grain could be removed and something similar fitted? Suggestions?

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Deck build

Posted 1 week ago

approx 80sq mtr deck to be built to plan. Already have Kwila decking timber.

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Repairs to gable ends and roof

Posted 2 weeks ago

Painter has found repairs needed on gable ends and roof (slips should be enough). Also replacement of parts of parts of barge boards on garage and spoutings on garage

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Cat Enclosure

Posted 1 month ago

Construct a cat enclosure on a balcony - approx. 3m(L)x2.5m (W)x2.5M (H). Probably wooden frame with mesh. Possibly some "extras" like climbing posts, cat runs etc.

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Fix wooden door

Posted 1 week ago

I need someone to repair a door in my flat for a reasonable price. I’ve attached a photo of the crack. The gaps aren’t very big. Note : has to be done by December 20th at the latest. The sooner it’s done the better.

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A few house repairs

Posted 1 month ago

Need two new doors installed as-well as 2 holes in the wall repaired

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Van - camper conversion

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello! I have a Nissan Elgrand currently a self contained camper. But the set up isn't working for me - I want to move the 'kitchen' and the bed around (put the kitchen behind the front seats, as it's currently accessed via the boot but I have two mountain bikes on a rack so I can't get in). Ideally if anyone is free between now (6 Nov) and 16th Nov I'd love to chat! Cheers

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Sports shed timber cladding replacement #2

Posted 1 month ago

Our sports shed requires the rotten timber framework and cladding to be repaired/replaced as soon as possible.

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Pergola and privacy screen

Posted 1 week ago

Pergola to cover half of the deck area (approx 3m by 3m) and a privacy screen along one side. Timber. Have added a few photos of the kind of work I am looking for. Please note these are a rough guide, happy to discuss if there is something you think would work for the space better.

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Upgrade existing deck to be like a 'room'

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, I wonder if someone can helps us covering our deck with glass or clear plastic(?) and Drop Down Awnings, like those photos?

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Double gates

Posted 3 weeks ago

Build two small gates to keep dog in property. Gates to attach to existing deck. Gates to be of same material as deck handrail and balustrade.

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Replace Kitchen floor

Posted 1 month ago

Replace water damaged wooden floor with tile floor

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Ceiling repair/insulation- Caravan

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there. I would like to have ceiling insulation installed and ceiling replaced in a very tidy Classic 1972 Caravan (parked on property very easy access)

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Grab rails in bath and shower

Posted 1 month ago

Provide and install grab rails in shower and bath. Two different loos.

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Wanting a Deck built

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are wanting someone who knows how to build a deck on the area shown in the photos. All timber is provided and ready to be used. Just looking for someone to do the labour work as soon as possible before my daughters birthday in early December.

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Repair Floor Board

Posted 3 weeks ago

One of the Rimu floor boards in our bathroom in front of the toilet has broken. Possibly due to borer damage. Needs to be fixed.

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Install handrail in garden along path.

Posted 1 month ago

Steep section with bad access. Need good solid handrails for steps and sloping path.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 179,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replacement windows

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck border

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

McCready Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

top deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 2
Communication
 2

fence repair/new build

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cat Enclosure

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

repair rotten floorboards in laundry

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wood paneling on front of house balustrade/staircase

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace eave

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Build

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plane and refit doors after carpet laying

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dining Table


13th August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Rotten woodwork

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Deck & Deck extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bolt legs on a dinning table

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Decking - Broad Bay

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd February 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Repair of fllorboards and removal of fire hearth.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

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Project Builders LTD

Joined November 2020

Hi. Project Builders have been around for 6 and half years. I have been in the industry 14 years and we have a team of 4 builders. We have a wide range of skills; in the past having completed light commercial work, renovations, extensions, retaining walls, and new builds. We aim to provide detailed and accurate estimates to make sure there are no surprises. We are apart of the certified builders...

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D Construction

Joined February 2015

We are the principal soft-strip company in Christchurch, having worked on hundreds of projects ranging from large commercial strip-outs to residential demolition. With our huge range of expertise and skill, you can't go wrong choosing D-Construction for your next demolition project

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Effective Property Solutions

Joined July 2019

We Specialise in Painting , Decorating and Maintenence Services We offer Personalised Solutions to match your Specific property requirents along with a Prompt , Friendly and Professional Service all at Competitive Prices. Make contact today and we would love to help assist you complete all your requirements and work with you so as to make sure its all a smooth , straight foward , stress fr...

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Catlins Coast Building Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi there We are a Building company covering Southland/Catlins/Otago Very professional and prompt contact Very fussy and neat and tidy quality work High end architectural background and also taking on all the small jobs Let us see how we can assist you ?

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Living Colour Design Ltd

Joined September 2015

Living Colour Design is a painting, decorating and home maintenance service. It's always our goal to make your project as stress free as possible. We achieve this by providing you the personal approach that you deserve. We engage with our clients, we listen to what you need, then help you achieve your projects. We have the tools, materials and staff to get the job done professionally and qui...

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DIY Dave

Joined May 2017

I am a handyman business and I get those jobs done that you have been putting off or never getting around to completing. I have a whole range of jobs that I do on a regular basis, for example fencing, decking and deck repairs, weatherboard replacement, garden shed assembly or built from scratch. Also general home maintenance and repairs.

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The Garden Maker

Joined June 2017

Hi. Landscaping, is my specialty and has largely been my occupation for about 12 years, I also sometimes make tables/shelves/cabinets from recycled timber and Macrocarpa, and have produced commercial cafe fit outs. I worked for a landscaping firm in Wellington for 3 years, followed by working for landscaping firm in Dunedin for five years before deciding to go out at it alone. I have an eye...

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SLR ENTERPRISES LTD

Joined October 2015

Thank you for taking time to view our profile for your upcoming project. Our team complete minor building works/repairs, home and rental property maintenance and landscape construction. Whether its your home, a rental or commercial property our team can be of service as below.... Balustrade Supply & Installation - Peak - 'The Architects Choice Landscape Construction - Repairs & New...

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central flooring ltd

Joined February 2015

Central Flooring, Is an independent, family-run flooring company, We cover a large area from Canterbury down into Otago and the Auckland area. We have a strong focus on customer service; from the initial quotes to the fitting and finishing of the products. This is supported by our committed team of well-qualified, experienced fitters. Our services include: •Floor preparation •Measuring, pla...

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Zircon Concrete & Landscaping

Joined March 2017

Zircon are the concrete and landscaping specialists for Canterbury and central Otago, with branches in Wanaka and Ashburton we have you covered. With our main focus being specialist landscaping and decorative concrete work, you can be guaranteed a quality job in a timely manner.

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Swift Wash

Joined June 2018

Exterior Property Maintenance Company. We specialise in making the outside of your property look great. Soft House Washing Gutter Cleaning Window Washing Decks Cleaned Driveways, paths and fences waterblasting. Moss treatments Lawn mowing Section tidys Rubbish Removal And more

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Dunedin City Contracting

Joined February 2017

We are a large firm specializing all all aspects of property maintenance and construction. We employ qualified Builders, Electricians and interior decorators. We Also do landscaping and excavation. Basically anything related to domestic or commercial properties. We make it easy having all trades in house for project management, no need to try and coordinate tradesmen from multiple businesses as we...

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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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Sunshine Lane Building

Joined May 2020

Hi. Sunshine Lane Building is a new building firm in Dunedin. Our professional qualified carpenters are motivated and highly skilled at delivering quality building projects. Cost and time effective solutions and a experience that you will enjoy. We are skilled in Computer Aided Design so we can quickly and cost effectively produce some concept drawings for you. Example. You want to renovate your b...

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Ovoss Builders

Joined May 2008

Hi, Ovoss Builders is a well established small business in Dunedin. We have more than 20 years of building experience and have a vast range of knowledge in the residential and commercial industry. We have an excellent and reliable support system, electricians, plumbers etc. and pride ourselves on innovative solutions and tidy workmanship. We are up to date with the latest techniques, materials and...

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Silver Fern Bathrooms Ltd

Joined December 2015

Hi, I've been in the building industry for 15 years and have extensive experience in all aspects of the residential market such as new builds, renovations and more recently specializing in bathroom renovations. I am a Licensed Building Practitioner and belong to NZ Certified Builders association. My aim is to take the stress out of renovating and deliver customer satisfaction with a professional j...

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Complete Restorations &Scaffolding LTD

Joined January 2018

Complete Restorations and Scaffolding is a Dunedin based company focusing on providing high-quality service for your property needs. From small assignments to big renovation and restoration projects, our experienced team is always happy to help.

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Grant HC

Joined June 2011

Hi, my name's Grant I'm a LBP Builder. I've worked in many trades during my career including security systems, concrete laying, stairlift technician, tv antenna technician, automatic door technician. I also hold a diploma in construction management.

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Jim and Sons Limited

Joined August 2012

We are a very freindly,company,passionate about getting it right for the customer. We have been in the building industry for over 30 years,covering alterations/addition,s through to new homes. We can manage a project ,if required. Maintance is also a big part of our buisness. Please check the website for area,s covered and services provided. Look forward to hearing from potential new cli...

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custom carpentry ltd

Joined August 2016

joiner/ carpenter/ tradesman 20 years experience ,LBP. Small renovations and alterations happy to repair any rot repairs in timber homes highly skilled working with timber traditional joinery/carpentry projects,happy to help with any job around the home .Experience through out all residential

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