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

New deck build

Posted 3 weeks ago

Construct 120m2 deck using 140x19 vitex hidden fastening. Highest point of deck 1200mm agl lowest 800mm. Deck flush with house and surrounds a swim spa. Some piles in place, some holes drilled already. New home and part of the building consent. Engineered plans available. I am keen on providing labour.

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Deck on concrerete

Posted 2 months ago

We need to build deck or put deck tile on 11.5 square meters concrete by december

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Front Pergola with Deck Railings

Posted 4 days ago

Hi, I have an existing concrete deck which needs new railings and would like a pergola for weather protection over the front door. ... the area is 3.8 mtrs x 1.8 mtrs as shown in the photo attached. I plan on leaving the wood natural and would need smooth not rough sawn, the third photo is the style of railing preferred (no lacey bits at the top of the posts). In the second photo you can see the exposed concrete slab which I would like covered somehow. If affordable would like to cover the r...

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Want to build a new deck #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, I am trying to put a new deck at my property and would like to see the options and the quotation. For reference I have attached a picture that how the deck will look like.

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Decking timber over concrete pad

Posted 3 months ago

We have a concrete pad outside our lounge. The pad is cracked and unsightly. We would like to put decking timber over it. A leveling subframe will be necessary as the concrete pad slopes away from the house.. The area to be covered is 4.5 x 3 metres.

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Corner weather seals

Posted 2 months ago

Relocated old state House needs corner weather seals replaced

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New House

Posted 1 week ago

Need pergola/cover deck out the back deck house

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Want to build a new deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, I am trying to put a new deck at my property and would like to see the options and the quotation. For reference I have attached a picture that how the deck will look like.

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Revamp deck

Posted 3 months ago

Increase size of the original deck along the side of the house, to 3rd window. the ramp will be removed. Graduated long step along the front, so concrete steps don't show. I do not want any railings, hence the long steps. There is a slight gradient. I have attached s photo of what deck might look like. I would ideally like this done asap.

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Child’s swing

Posted 1 month ago

Create a child’s swing for 9 year old Xmas present

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Deck canopy

Posted 4 weeks ago

Securely bolt canopy (L5.57mtr x W3mtr) to brick wall of home, and supporting legs secured to decking. Canopy weighs approx. 60kg.

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Deck extension

Posted 4 weeks ago

We need our deck to be extended. The total area that needs to be covered will approximately be around 58m2.

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Decking Estimate

Posted 2 months ago

Want a hardwood deck to be build of around 25-30 sqm, with lights underneath on borders. Please quote with material and without material

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Living Room Skirting Removal and Replacement

Posted 2 weeks ago

Removal and replacement of skirting in living room. The skirting has been removed once in part of the room when we removed carpet and replaced with the same flooring as the kitchen/dining area. The skirting was damaged in the process and needs to be replaced throughout the room including the dining area and pantry (none in kitchen).

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Motorhome build

Posted 2 months ago

Looking to install one kitchen cabinet and build a second kitchen cabinet for the gas oven, overhead cabinets and also ideally a pull out bed base with storage.

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Old house renovation: Door Install/Skirting/Repair Wooden Ceiling/Access hatch

Posted 2 months ago

Our 140m2 house 2km near Pukekohe town is under renovation. We look for help on : 1) Door: Install 2 new doors; 2) Skirting: We almost redo all the gib board, 5 new windows, redo all floor. So need do skirting accordingly for them. 3) Wooden Ceiling: around 3m2 wooden ceiling hole need be sealed; 4) Access hatch Need shrink the access from around 1.2m*1.2m to 0.6m*0.6m. Welcome to have a visit and quote. We are also looking for a) inner wall gib-board/plaster/painting. b) Tili...

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Deck and pergola

Posted 3 days ago

New house. We need to extend our decking and put pergolas.

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Deck extension

Posted 2 months ago

Looking to get a quote to extend my front deck around to the back deck (boxing off concrete stairs to laundry). Possibly interested in herringbone pattern. If extended area is higher than 1m, looking at glass panel balustrade

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Door jamb replacement

Posted 2 months ago

I need someone to replace a door jamb for a bedroom door (due to forced entry) asap. I will need a winz quote. TIA

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REPLACE EXISTING FRONT DOOR WITH NEW ALUMINIUM ENTRANCE FRONT DOOR

Posted 2 months ago

I need to replace the existing timber framed Entrance door and side panel with new . Turnkey project price please , remove existing and replace with new . dispose of existing . DOOR HARDWARE with deadlock to be selected . Provide me options --Wanty a quality finish . Contact me for a site visit to scope .

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 184,000 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

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Carpenter Peer Review

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Backyard Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install stair stringers to existing deck

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Decking timber over concrete pad

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8th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Pergola needed

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4th October 2020

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 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

pergola build

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15th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace deck flooring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Rotten window frames

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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ManPower Labour

Joined October 2017

If you're needing an outdoors task in form of manual labour done where machinery difficult to get to, I'm your man! I pride myself with over 15 years of continuous strong work history where I've acquired a variety of skills. To begin with general outdoors chores through to clearing and tidying up sections. Landscaping and topsoiling, paving and concreting, waterblasting you name it. Need any t...

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are UK qualified with over 40 yrs experience. . We specialize in building repairs, bathrooms, and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting. We are very flexible to your needs, to suit your budget. Apply for a free quote.

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Armstrong

Joined March 2020

I am a qualified builder have a trade of NZ certificate of carpentry L4 from MIT Manukau, and still on study for my diploma. Been on building for long time in both Residential and Commercial Iam a Tongan very happy to work with you Thanks

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Built It

Joined July 2020

Hi, thank you for considering me to be your tradesman! I specialise in renovations, extensions, decks and general carpentry tasks done to a higher quality standard than most, and always for an honest price. I have won awards for my work, including Winner of the Ken McKintosh Memorial Apprentice Award (2018), and 2nd place in the Master Builder Apprentice of the Year Award for the Auckland Region (...

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Quick Fix Handyman

Joined April 2019

Odd jobs piling up around the house? Or selling your house or renovating it. We can do it all Install, maintain, repair, clean and paint to a finish. Hire a handyman to get it all fixed or maintained. Free Quotes on, whether it's ; Computer repairs, Furniture repair, Appliance, TV HiFi setup installation, Fix & Maintenance, TV Antenna and Dish (Diagnostic, Installation & Repair) Plumbin...

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RB Contracting

Joined May 2018

I am a third year building apprentice who is coming close to being a fully qualified builder. My current qualifications are National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trade Skills. I am trained in Fall Arrest Systems, Low Level Scaffolding, Confined Spaces and Gas Testing , Intermediate First Aid, and Electrical Testing. I am also a member of Site Safe. I have a comprehens...

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Blackstone Project Management

Joined June 2019

We provide fixed price / fixed timeframe renovations for homeowners and property investors from kitchens and bathrooms through to full interior and exterior renovations, basement conversion and extensions. With extensive experience in the building and construction industry and a great team we are able to offer peace-of-mind that your renovation project will be done effectiently and to a high stan...

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KIWI SAPAT Landscaping & Tree Services

Joined September 2012

Hi, I have been doing this kind of work for 11 years. I am very professional in any type of stone work, concrete,wood fences, lawn care, gardening and tree services +++. My small business is competing for the best price and best quality. Free Esitimates!!!!

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Paul McCarthy

Joined October 2017

I have been in the building trade for 30 years. My formal qualification is in carpentry; however I have varied experience in all other aspects of building. Visit my Facebook page to view some of the work I have completed: ...... /?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

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Green stripe construction limited

Joined December 2015

We have been building new homes and building renovations both large and small for over 20 years; specialising in asbestos inspection and removal. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget and time. We are very friendly and happy to discuss any sort of job you envision.

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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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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable. I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working with you to giving you qualit...

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Commres contractors ltd

Joined May 2016

****COMMRES COMPANY PROFILE 2017*** Commres is a L.B.P Company - (Foundation/Carpentry/Site 2 & Sub-trade partners). Commres is a proud member of NEW ZEALAND SITE SAFE. Commres is a part of the EMPLOYSURE NEW ZEALAND Health & Safety umbrella. Commres are committed to its Motto... BUILD WITH PURPOSE – Family/Goals/Future. BUILD WITH PRIDE – Workmanship/Standards/Respect. BUILD WITH PASSION...

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Xtreme Renovations LTD

Joined June 2020

Hi There, Here at Xtreme Renovations we pride ourselves in providing quality professional workmanship at competitive prices. We specialise in renovations, alterations, extensions, fences, decks, retaining and much more. Our goal is to give our loyal customers the best service and results as we treat every job as our own and expect nothing less than perfect. Mike Xtreme Renovations

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Leo builders Ltd

Joined January 2021

Leo Builders Ltd is a real estate building company based in Auckland, New Zealand. Our company is advancing to customer satisfaction through the past 4 years of experience. We build home with honesty and trust with our customers. Our company provides service to people who want to live Cozy and comfortable home. We strive to meet our customers' needs and care about their feedback

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NICA

Joined January 2021

Hi I've been building and renovating houses for the last 15 years. I am very professional in what I do, I also do small jobs from time to time. Plumbing is also one profession that I am very passionate about it. I can provide 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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Transforming Residential Limited

Joined January 2016

Small residential business that specialises in additions, renovations and parts there of. Reputable builder with previous apprentice awards, and he maintains that through out all work completed. A registered company with a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP), a member of the Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA) and hold current Site Safe qualifications as well as First Aid. Extensive...

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FBC Licensed Builders

Joined October 2013

Hi, my name is Danny and I have been in the building industry for over 19 years. Over this period I have learnt a great deal and what stands out to me the most is that people are looking for tradesman that they can trust. I have also learnt that trust is a two way street. We are not a team of cheap handymen and if this is what you are in need of, please look elsewhere. I have had the pleasure of w...

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