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

Build a deck & replace fascia

Posted 2 weeks ago

Build a deck over concrete at a back door. Replace fascia boards I will be on site to help and will buy materials etc. Cheers

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Repair or replace french doors

Posted 6 days ago

Wooden French doors in lounge are slighty warped, wanting to see if they can be repaired or would need replaced (wanting to use existing double glazing).

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Ground level deck

Posted 3 months ago

I would like a ground level deck on two sides of my new house build. There is currently concrete where the deck will go. There is around 50 sqm in all. I am quite interested in kwila or similar. We are looking at building this in 3-6 months time.

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Rehang doors please after carpet

Posted 1 week ago

I have 9 doors that need to be rehung late Wednesday afternoon or Thursday after carpet install. A couple of them will need to be trimmed to size. Hoping someone can help out. Thanks.

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Repair of fllorboards and removal of fire hearth.

Posted 1 week ago

Replacement of section of floorboards in hallway and in bedroom . They are under the carpet. One section in halĺway . The other, possibly larger section in the bedroom. Photos included but don't really don't show the boards. Another possible job is the removal of fire hearth prior to laying new carpet and replacement of pellet fire.

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Mould insude wall

Posted 2 months ago

I need someone to check an internal wall as I believe it could be full of mould

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Repair floor

Posted 2 months ago

We are soon to have new carpet laid but have in one room floor boards that will require replacing. Existing carpet will require lifting.

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Guinea pig hutch

Posted 1 month ago

Need a guinea pig hutch using good quality materials. Similar to this listing on Trademe but with changes such as - no the middle divider, no slot on the floor, mesh on the front and side panels, deeper tray 'lip' but tray does not have to be removable . To be ready in 2-3 weeks if possible. ......

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Squeaky floor boards and stairs

Posted 2 months ago

Our upstairs floor boards and stairs creak I want this repaired before new carpets go in.

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Doors

Posted 2 months ago

Retro fit new doors into existing frames 2 x wardrobe doors and 2 x internal doors. Fit door handles to doors x 3

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Fence repair/new build

Posted 3 weeks ago

I am looking at either replacing or fixing up my existing fence depending on recommendation . I would like a quote for both. Regards H Black

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Operation Bathroom Floor

Posted 3 months ago

Bathroom floor needing replaced. It’s not too big, about 1.5 metres by 3. Early 20th Century wooden bungalow. It may be a bigger issue though as piles may be compromised. This may have occurred due to drainage from the sink and shower overflowing from the outside grey water trap.

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Enclosing Deck

Posted 3 months ago

We would like to enclose our deck which is accessed via our living room through a sliding door. This space will need to be 'cat proof', so our pets remain inside. We will require a consultation to talk about the design and materials to be used, and whether consent will be required.

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Sports shed timber cladding replacement

Posted 1 week ago

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

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Repair/replace rotten timber inside roof space

Posted 1 week ago

I have an old house built in the 1800s with what looks like some rotten timber inside one of the ground floor roof spaces (it's built on a hill). The rot is located below a large window which I'm getting replaced. I'm unsure how much further the rot extends (not an expert) but you can see from the photo there's a significant chunk which appears to have rotted away. I'm looking for someone to replace/treat any rotten timber.

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Concrete slab deck and porch

Posted 3 days ago

4m x 5m concrete slab deck approx 200mm deep. Construct covered in pergola/porch with UV corrugate over the top and sides of it, attached to back of house. Easy access flat land. Timeframe 3-6 months. Finance pending.

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Window Frame / Joinery Repair/Replacement

Posted 2 months ago

External wooden window in need of repair/replacement , with rot evident and window pane broken. Stucco cladding on wall. Ideally have job completed by 1 May 2020.

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Balcony extension

Posted 3 months ago

Small Juliet balcony at second level extended sideways into a larger deck addition of 1.5x1.5m

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Cat door install

Posted 2 months ago

Need a pre-existing cat door hole expanded to fit new cat door. Install is in wooden door. Current hole just needs to be expanded about 30-50mm

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Replacement windows

Posted 3 months ago

6 double hung sash windows removed and replaced with double glazed aluminium. 4 are on an upper level.

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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.

Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rotten woodwork

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Decking roof support beam - i think?

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weatherboards etc

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace exterior wooden window sills

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th May 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

Decking - Broad Bay

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd February 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Replace Laundry Ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2019

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 border

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd October 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

top deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 2
Communication
 2

Deck repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dining Table


13th August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Deck Build

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Large Mirror to be hung

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shona Plew

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Minor carpentry

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2019

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

Bathroom floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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 native 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 fo...

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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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Dion Bates Building Ltd

Joined April 2015

Qualified, licenced, registered master builder based in Invercargill servicing Southland, Southern Lakes and Central Otago areas. We specialise in new homes and renovations. We pride ourselves on our workmanship, service and completing jobs on time and on budget.

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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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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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Northland Property Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *10+ Years building Experience. *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool - statutory - Vehicle. *Fork lift - High Reach Oper...

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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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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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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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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 - 'Peak' Balustrade Installer Landscape Construction - Repairs & New Builds - Fences & Ga...

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DJ Glover construction ltd

Joined September 2015

I have been building in Dunedin for 10 years now an have worked on commercial buildings to architectural buildings /houses right down to small jobs such as fences.No job is to small an I will try to get the results that will keep clients happy.

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Southerly Creations Ltd

Joined October 2016

Over 15 years of Landscaping, Tree & Building experience big and small, fully qualified through NZ landscape horticulture. We are a friendly team with good communication skills which helps us work closer with you, getting your job done to your liking and without delays! If possible I like to keep things sustainable utilizing water and original native plants, meaning you spend less on materials and...

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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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Grid Construction Ltd

Joined October 2016

Hi, We specialize in anything building. Whether its a small maintenance job, through to your dream home or renovation. I am a LBP Accredited qualified builder and pride myself on working to deadlines providing high quality workmanship. Get in touch for competitive pricing. Look forward to working with you.

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Blueskin Build LTD

Joined June 2017

Ollie here, I have been building for over 9 years in London and Christchurch and now back in Dunedin and I'm very passionate about it. I am just taking the leap to go out on my own after working for one of the top architectural builders in Christchurch. I have experience in everything from New Builds, renovations, extensions, decks, floorng, fences and furniture making. I pride myself on m...

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DBLHomes

Joined February 2020

We are a small carpentry company specialising in renovations and alterations. We believe that through correct estimating, planning and communication your next project with us will run smoothing, be completed on time and within your budget. We have a number of trusted sub trades and designers, that if required for the completion of your project we can liaise with and manage.

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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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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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H&J's PAINTING & DECORATING

Joined July 2014

Highly skilled painters and decorators With 20 years in the trade. We do wallpapering ,spray painting, Plastering inc level 5 & skim coats. Water-blasting ,roof repaints,new work and old repaints We are very competitive with price And all work is to a high standard. We also have a handy man for all your building jobs in and around your home with 10 years experience in the trade. For gu...

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