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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest carpentry case studies

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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.

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

Pergola

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are looking for a Pergola type structure to provide shelter in our pool area, with walls on two sides. There is also an existing out door fire that will have to be incorporated into the design. First picture is of area we want covered second picture is only to give an idea of what we are looking for, happy to work builder to gain the best result.

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Pool decking

Posted 1 month ago

Small decking area around New pool going in on 26th November and would like a small deck built around it before Christmas if possible. Have decking already to start the job but may need to buy more. Look forward to hearing from a keen tradie to help me out.

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Outside Table Repair

Posted 1 month ago

This is a large circular Kwila table with a lazy susan built into the middle. It needs 6 triangular pieces cut and fitted to the central piece. The outside frame has pulled from its glued joint and needs clamping and gluing. I have the wood needed for the job but don't have the tools required.

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Shade sail

Posted 3 weeks ago

Putting up a 5m x 3m shade sail. Preferably ASAP.

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Wooden pergola

Posted 1 week ago

I need a wooden pergola to be built over a concrete slab of 5x4m. Needs to be with a clearlight roofing. See attached images to have an idea of the type of pergola I need. Thanks

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Solid wood display cabinet with glass doors

Posted 3 days ago

I want a sturdy solid wood cabinet made with glossy white finish (might require laminate) with glass doors. Should have 4 or 5 shelves. Ideal measurements: 175cm (height) * 40cm (depth) * 150cm (width). Would like it by end of January 2022. The sooner the better.

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4 steps down from deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

wooden steps x 4 coming off deck

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Gap to be covered

Posted 1 week ago

There is a gap that I need covered off under the extension of the house- 3 sides need covering, preferably with floorboards to match the rest of the house

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Fixed roof pergola and decking in Pokeno

Posted 3 weeks ago

I am looking to install a fixed roof pergola and deck for my new build home in Pokeno (Hitchen side of the village). The deck will be approximately 20 sqm area (5x4 metres). For the pergola, my preference is an aluminium type structure but open to a wooden type structure as well.

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10.7m2 Ground Level Deck for Shed Base

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a deck builder to build 4.2x2.5 deck base that would be at ground level and will act as a base for my garden shed. Looking to build this asap.

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Looking to extend the deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking to extend the deck. - Needs the job done asap - around 21sqm of decking required

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Builder Required for Repair and Restore of window Frame

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have a window that has leaked at one end and has rotted the Window frame and sill inside, I need all rotten wood taken out on frame and sill, and possibly internal walls and replaced. Also someone who can install new rubbers on Aluminum Windows would be good.

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Decking

Posted 3 weeks ago

We want two small decks to be made. 6m by 2.1m 2m by 1.4m at the entrance.

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Yard landscape and decking

Posted 1 week ago

I need some major work done to my property. 1. Outdoor living space with Decking and Pergola - ~49sqm - looking for kwila and treated pine pricing. 2. Backyard transformed for useable space. There is some cut and fill earthworks needed, retaining walls and balustrades needed. Where council consent needed, please advise. Attached photos, scribbled backyard design and estimated measurements are provided.

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Solid wooden bookshelf with glass doors

Posted 6 hours ago

I want a sturdy solid wood cabinet made with glossy white finish (might require laminate) with glass doors. Should have 4 or 5 shelves. Ideal measurements: 175cm (height) * 40cm (depth) * 150cm (width). Would like it by end of January 2022. The sooner the better.

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New Home Deck build

Posted 3 weeks ago

Just off ground level deck, approximately 36m2 'L' shaped. would like to get built before Christmas. Can get all materials so just looking for $ labour, so anyone looking to get that extra $ for Christmas time. If interested please contact for anymore info. Cheers

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New Deck & Pegola

Posted 1 week ago

Just moved to pokeno looking for a new deck and maybe pergola depending on cost please ready for Christmas

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Range hood replacement

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have purchased a 90cm flat pack range hood to replace a 60cn flat pack range hood. The kitchen cupboard may need to be altered to accommodate the new range hood!

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King Single Loft Bed

Posted 1 month ago

Sturdy king single loft bed - have slats already. Like the one in the pic but nothing underneath and plain rails along the side. I have plans but they are they are for single not King Single.

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Deck extension

Posted 2 days ago

Hi there, need my deck to be extended 3.0mx3.5m. Please send me quotation and expected time to complete this job.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 211,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Pergola needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2020

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 5
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 5
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Install stair stringers to existing deck

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

pergola build

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15th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Gazebo assembly

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15th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 4

Replace deck flooring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Carpenter Peer Review

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10th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

kitchen

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27th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Backyard Deck

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14th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Building outdoor stairs down a grass bank to give access to paddock

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10th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
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 5

Decking timber over concrete pad

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Deck extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2021

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

New Sashes (3x) plus kitchen window fix or replace...

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28th April 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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AR Maintenance and handyman services

Joined March 2021

Hi we have been in maintenance, fencing, decking, pagolas, and all other maintenance around property for more than 6 years. We are professional in small and big jobs. We always complete jobs on deadlines with our hard work. We pride ourselves on providing competitive guotes and then competing jobs according to your budget

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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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Innovate Construction Ltd

Joined February 2018

We are a small team of highly experienced LBP qualified builders in residential new builds, renovations and light commercial fit outs. We pride ourselves in providing a professional service with eye to detail and competitive quotes. Get in touch today to get your project underway!

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AG limited

Joined December 2021

Hi, l am a builder who has over 5years experience in builiding industry wich includes build new houses and apartment, demolation and renovating old house or leaky building, fence and decking, ect..Either a small job like replacing rotted deck board, or replacing windows and whole renovating of the house, l am all happy to do and offer a good price. Feel free to contact me. Languge avilable in Eng...

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Axiacon Limited

Joined June 2021

New Build - Our comprehensive packages include design and build for bespoke homes or alternatively we have some existing plans and templates which we can make work for you to create a unique home designed and built just for you. Reclad - Our cladding team is passionate and professional as well as being extremely knowledgeable about how to get your cladding into tip top shape again. We can u...

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GI & GM Contacting

Joined February 2020

Hi We have a team of builders/electricians/landscapers and handyman to handle all small to large projects around Auckland -Waikato Our director Greg has been Qualified building/site Manager for the last 10 years Our co-director Grant has Been a Qualified Electrician for the past 10 years We pride ourselves in doing a high quality job and clean and tidy work environment.

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Teamgreen Projects Limited

Joined April 2021

I design and build custom decks, fences, pergolas, retaining walls and custom furniture. I pride myself on my attention to detail and excellent customer service, combined with an strong work ethic.

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Muzz's Maintenance

Joined August 2018

Muzz's Maintenance Ltd is operated and owned by Mitchell Murray. We do all things property maintenance in Auckland but love working in nature! Mitch leads a diverse team that carry over 50+ years of collective experience in various types of yard work including; - Tree work - Soft Landscaping (planting + feeding) - Landscaping - Construction - Property sale prep - Garden Maintenance - H...

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Sione

Joined October 2016

Hi there, My name is Sione Fa owner operator of Saiyan Chippy Limited. I am a qualified builder with my LBP license & over 10 years experience. At Saiyan chippy our small team is reliable, hardworking, offers competitive quotes & we hold ourselves to the highest of standards. If you would like to see some of our work please feel free to check out our Instagram page ...

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Kiwi Facilities Maintenance Limited

Joined November 2017

Hi we are a maintenance company consist of multi trade - Builders , Plumbers, Electrician and Electrical Inspectors with 20 years of experience. We do Homefit , and Building Warrant of Fitness inspections too. We do all job small or big with very competitive cost. We are very professional and work to meet deadlines for project completion to high standard. We pride ourselves on providing very c...

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Calibre Concrete & Civil

Joined July 2021

Hi, Our fleet has the capacity to carry out civil earthworks from commercial developments through to single residential projects. -Earthworks and Excavation -House cuts and slab prep -Truck and machinery hire -drainage -retaining Send through a quote request and our QS will be in touch.

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T4 Building Ltd

Joined July 2021

Small building company based in Franklin. Over 12 years experience in the building trade. We do everything from renovations and extensions to the new fence or deck to help improve your home. Attention to detail and a happy client is always our priority.

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FUNAKI ALL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

Joined January 2017

Hi, we've been renovating old houses for the last 20 years. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for job completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Pro UP Renovations

Joined August 2015

Hi, we have been operating since 2014 providing good quality job with affordable prices. Due to it, we can proudly say that we are one of the top tradies around. Check our reviews over hundreds jobs completed only for Builderscrack and let it speak for our selves.

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Simpson trades

Joined November 2020

Hi, I've had an assortment of different trades throughout my 15 years in the trade industry, cabinet making, roofing, shed building, gib fitting, tiling, new building and renovations, ect. I put a lot of pride in my work and always make sure my customers are happy. I am a volunteer firefighter and might get called out in the early morning, this might affect the time and schedule we agree on, I wil...

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M&E renovation

Joined May 2019

I am a solo trader. Ive been renovating houses for the last 10 years. I am currently working as a builder coordinator in a renovation company. I am very professional and always fair to my clients. Every clients Deserve a high quality workmanship. All types of Job. i started from the lowest position in construction industry, meaning no job too small for me. You will have honest advise b...

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Quality Service Tradie

Joined May 2021

Property Maintenance & Handyman Services in Auckland Quality Service Tradie has you covered when it comes to either your Commercial or Residential Property, Office or Building. We specialise in Assembly, Disassembly, Decks, Fencing, Installation, Repairs, Maintenance, Moisture Barriers, Insulation, Handyman Services, Building Projects & more.. • Assembly & Installation - We as...

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SaMYETA Contracting Ltd

Joined December 2016

Our company specializes in building houses, renovating, decking, fencing, complete landscaping and any type of concreting jobs. We also do smaller jobs as required. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and working to your satisfaction. Honesty is our policy.

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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JMC Build Limited

Joined March 2013

JMC Build specialises in major renovations and new builds but we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on quality and providing great customer service.

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