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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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Pool decking and possible deck extension and pergola

Posted 2 months ago

Labour only contract to install decking around new pool installation. early to mid July project. Consideration of further deck extension and pergola to existing entertainment area subject to budget.

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Repair back door steps

Posted 1 week ago

Few steps need replacement due to rot

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Extension to existing deck

Posted 1 month ago

Want to extend on existing deck, We would like to widen it to the width of the steps, and add steps down the far end to the garage. (see photos)

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LOUVRE ROOF SYSTEM 3M X 3M

Posted 1 week ago

I am after the install of a louvre system. You can get more information about the kitset on .... It has to go on a deck which is around 3.5.3.5. Also, the blinds have to be installed and the information can be found on ... (6 of these. 2 on each side)

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Deck Structure Replacement

Posted 1 month ago

Replacement of existing deck structure. (Outside deck, second floor) I have the plans for the work required.

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Deck and pergola

Posted 2 months ago

looking for a new deck and pergola on a new build property in Pokeno

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Shed build

Posted 2 weeks ago

Timber shed construction Not just Mangatangi, all over Franklin, and north Waikato Steel framed as well Either labour contract or hourly rate

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Ground Level Deck - 17m3(few specific requirements)

Posted 1 month ago

Hey Tradies, Looking for an accomodating tradie to take on a smallish 17m3 ground level deck in Patumahoe. Open to out of the ordinary ideas such as use of Nurajak/Nuraspikes. I am able to help with soil scraping labor, but sticking points are: *Need to be able to dispose of scraped soil. *Need to be able to stay seperate from existing small retaining and fence line, and not brace or load-bare off that.

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Pergola/pool area

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are looking for a Pergola type structure to provide shelter in our pool area. Ideally with a solid roof (colour steel to match house) and with walls on two sides. There is also an existing out door fire that will have to be incorporated into the design. 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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Carpentry

Posted 1 month ago

Install drier and make cupboard beside it.

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Patio decking

Posted 2 months ago

It's a new house and I would like decking at the end of my concrete patio to run parallel with teh fence line , total of 9 meters long x 2 wide the ground slopes away from the patio

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Build a Deck

Posted 2 months ago

I want to build a deck with some sitting arrangement done with timber.

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New Build/ Deck

Posted 2 months ago

Need a 43m2 Deck Built on a new build site. Pine Board 140x35, Screws ect

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Ramp

Posted 1 month ago

I have stairs going from my deck to the back yard. It is suggested that because I am elderly I should rather have a ramp installed. It is not very long. I would like to be advised on what should be done . Thanks

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Deck and pagloa

Posted 1 week ago

need a deck built directly on top of a concrete patio and a pagolia with cover deck area is 8x4 metres

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DECK EXTENSION

Posted 1 week ago

I would like my deck extended to accommodate a SPA

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Blocks and frame then deck

Posted 1 month ago

350 high Blocks and frame 8x3. To put cabin on. Then 8x3 deck To be completed by Monday 1st or 7th August 2021.

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Small interior balustrade / railing

Posted 3 weeks ago

Small balustrade required in our home - between spilt levels. Will also need a banister for 4 stairs.

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

Posted 1 month ago

Approx. 15 meter outdoor stairs down a fairly steep grass bank. Need this completed asap. We are able to assist with digging etc Open to any other ideas to gain access to this area. I will add photos tonight.

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New deck #2

Posted 1 week ago

New deck Front size of home 1m x 6.9m Side of home 2m x 10m Have concreted a bit of wood to the side of the house frame as was going to diy and put some stumps in as seen in photo but decided it’s better to get someone that knows what they’re doing in haha Wanting a price for this please or a rough estimate :)

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 201,000 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

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4th October 2020

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 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Decking timber over concrete pad

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 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

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

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

kitchen

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27th May 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
Schedule
 5
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

Carpenter Peer Review

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pergola

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

pergola build

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
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

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PANNA Woodworks Ltd

Joined December 2014

Twenty years of experience in all kinds of wooden,laminate and engineered floors installation, deck building and water- blasting . We are owner operators that are honest, hardworking and committed to a friendly customer service. Many satisfied customers through the years are the proof that we have been doing jobs professionally. We offer a great job at great rates and we take huge pride in turnin...

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Casabello Construction Limited

Joined March 2020

Hi, we are licensed building practitioners with over 25 years experience in new builds, renovations, and additions. We specialise in complex renovations and new builds. We are honest, hard working, and detail orientated. We have excellent communication skills, can stick to a budget and deadlines, and can provide a project management platform so you can track progress. We strive to meet our clients...

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Steven P

Joined July 2017

Hi, I've been building for the last 8 years, and qualified for the last 2. I've done everything from new builds, renovations, reclads, decks, fences retaining walls, pergolas etc. I've done as much time in new builds as in renovations and in the last few years doing mostly architectural builds, to refine my skills and provide a better quality finish. I offer competitive quotes and finish jobs on...

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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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G & M Whitton Builders LTD

Joined February 2021

Qualified and Licensed Carpenter with 25 years experience. LBP licensed New Bathrooms , house renovations, decks, any maintenance and building work. Quick honest and reliable service at a competitive rates Free Quotes and estimates and advice Completing jobs on budget. Jobs done once, done Right!

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Auckland Professional Property Maintenance

Joined June 2016

We are a small property maintenance company that was established in 1993. We specialize in residential complete maintenance ( general renovation, kitchen + bathroom, deck and fence, plastering , painting ,,,, Etc) We manage the complete job from start to finish with no extra costs. We have loads of satisfied clients all over Auckland. We are the company of experienced trade that you can trust for...

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Muru Pro Builders Ltd

Joined April 2021

Welcome! Valued customer, The team at Muru Pro Builders prides itself on the quality of our services and the ability to deliver beyond expectation with competitive quotes We have over 10 years’ building experience in all residential RENOVATIONS, DECKS & PERGOLAS, FENCES & RETAINING WALLS. Muru Pro Builders are competent and experienced tradesmen ready to plan and achieve your building visions.

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White Worx Building &Maintenance ltd

Joined February 2011

Hi White Worx has been in business for 10+ years mostly doing small to large renovations on villa and bungalows in the Auckland area we also do ,reroofing,exterior works,chimney removals and everything else to do with building.White Worx also has a great range of sub contractors that work with us.We also have a good skill base of tradesmen from 1 to 30 plus years experience. Our rates are competit...

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Skins Carpentry ltd

Joined July 2017

Hi we Have been building for the last 20 years so lots of problem solving experience. We do all aspects of building as well extensions, renovations, we especially love villas, we Hve a great team of subcontactors as well, we can project manage your project of work with you to help get the job done on time and to budget. We have references as well and we are Licenced builders LBP

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SS Lining

Joined May 2012

SS Lining is proud to be one of Auckland's most respected Gib Fixers, Stoppers and Painters, with projects ranging from interior linings of medium commercial buildings to the interior and exterior painting of small flats to large residential houses.

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Daniel T

Joined March 2021

I GOT YOU LIMITED performs a range of services & maintenance duties for homeowners and businesses. Our duties include fixing repair and fixing tasks on interiors including exteriors building, carpentry, decks, pergola, fences, gib fixing/stopping, Painting, tiling, laminating flooring, providing repair guidance, cleaning and remodelling spaces, and performing repair assessments.

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Tradesworkman

Joined March 2020

Hi, I can do all sorts of maintenance. From small renovation to fencing and decking. My work speak for itself, as I take my job with pride and workmanship. No job is too small. Whatever it is need fixing, I'll fix it.

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Genesis Landscaping

Joined July 2013

Hi, I've been in the trade for 16 years. We specialize in all landscape construction and also horticulture. This company is built on integrity, value, trust and listening to you...the client. We are passionate about doing a well finished job and attention to detail. Check out our website for references and some of our past work. Cheers, Jeremy.

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Complete Construction Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Construction industry with over 20 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. Whether upgrading Kitchen,Bathroom,Deck,Fencing,Building,Plumbing,Electrical Gasfitting,Tiling,Painting we are the company that can make it happen With a wealth of knowledge and practical experience. Complete Construction we...

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SF Builders and Painting LTD

Joined August 2021

This is a family business based in otahuhu. We specialize painting inside or anywhere in your house that needs to be paint,fixing door handles,holes on the walls and more. Your total satisfaction is our goal and that means we provide the highest level of workmanship and service at a reasonable price. Like you we value honesty reliability and open communication to ensure our work matches your visio...

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Cazmor Ltd

Joined August 2013

Hi, We are a renovations and property maintenance company and have been operating for over 20 years. We provide a wide range of services; Renovations; - Full bathroom renovations, shower replacements. - All trades can be provided; building, plumbing, electrical, waterproofing, tiling, plaster and paint, underfloor heating etc. - Interior and exterior alterations - Plasterboard ins...

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duncan floor company ltd

Joined February 2011

Hi we have been in the floooring industry in Auckland for 73 years , specialising in floorsanding, polyurethane finishes, waterbourne, moisture cured, staining, floor preparations, cork tiles, vinyl's domestic and commercial , laminate. We offer an inhome service free of charge where we will come out at your convenience to measure discuss the job and send a written quote, no job is too small, w...

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RvL BUILDERS Limited

Joined April 2021

Hi, I have been building for 9 years and have done a wide range of work ranging from renovations/ alterations, decks, fences, new builds, and general maintenance. Work to a high standard of workmanship, and pride ourselves on a great finished product. Best Builders Best Service

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MAHE Construction Ltd

Joined June 2020

We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. Efficient and Trustworthy. Quality Service. Renovation. Paving. New Decking. Competitive Pricing. New Fences. Concrete Laying. Cladding. Highly Skilled. Earthmoving Auckland.

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Golden hammer

Joined February 2017

Hi, my name is Saeid Shabani. I am a builder and carpenter and have been working as a builder and carpenter for over 24 years. I have been working in New Zealand 9 years as a builder and or carpenter. I have a site safety card, I also have my full drivers licence. I own all my own tools and equipment and have a good experience in a lot of different fields. I have been living in New Zealand for o...

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