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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New deck base

Posted 3 days ago

I'm looking for someone to lay the base framework for a new deck plus a couple of uprights for a pergola in my pool area. It's a very "70's" area, all concrete and cobbles, I will lift the cobbles to allow the framing to be laid on the existing concrete over most of the area. One part of it is on a currently grassed area

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Bathroom & Laundry trim

Posted 5 days ago

Small bathroom, laundry & toilet requiring some finishing trim (scotia, architraves, & skirting)

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Planning on building a small deck

Posted 5 days ago

Would like to build a deck under 1m around the entrance of the house. The area if I calculated correctly it 11.6m². Have attached a rough dimensiom diagram and a photo where the deck needs to be built. Would like to compare few quotes and see how much it will cost to build one? Thanks.

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Deck restain + clear lite roof replace

Posted 4 days ago

The deck needs re-staining The clear lite roof needs replacing

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Repair bathroom floor - rotting floor boards

Posted 1 week ago

repair rotting floor boards bathroom maybe install new shower

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Replace decking boards

Posted 6 days ago

Replace the boards on my worn-out deck.

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Basic Carpentry Assembly

Posted 1 week ago

We require people for some basic carpentry work assembling timber frames for some urgent projects.

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Deck Extension

Posted 1 week ago

Help with extending foundation of an existing deck. Top of deck also to be replaced (Kwila or Grappa). Ideally my husband was wanting to do a lot of the labour, however as we have never built a deck before wanted someone to help. Full size of the deck once extended will be 7.53 x 5m

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Scocia and skirting install and tidy up after poor Gib and stopping attempts

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking for someone to come in and tidy up the mess I've made trying to DIY the bedroom and get it paint ready (I will paint it) This will require sanding the plastering down Possibly doing some plastering as I've done a shit job. Filling gaps between jambs, possibly putting architraves in to cover the gaps, happy to discuss options. Installing Scotia and skirtings in the room. Getting the whole room ready to be painted. The room is maybe 12sqm give or take a little.

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Weatherboards and window sills repair

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for quote to replace and repair Weatherboards up to paint stage. And the same for the window sills around the house. Cheers

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Deck build

Posted 6 days ago

Would like a quote for a low wooden deck to be built over the exposed aggregate concrete that comes off our lounge, extending to the fence and price dependant wrapping around the side of the house. Potentially bbq bench area included. Flexible on time frame, our house is currently on the market so if we dont end up selling we will invest in the deck instead

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Replace existing deck, balustrade and carport.

Posted 1 week ago

We want to redo our deck, balustrade and carport surrounds.

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40 sqm deck

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I am looking for a pine deck about 40 sqm in two rectangles. Hoping to keep the cost close to $10,000 if possible. We would love for it to be ready for Christmas but understand that it's unlikely at this stage. Many thanks, Holly

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New deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

I want a deck either 8m*4m or 8m* 5m wide and long, and 0.2m high. I am looking for the material that is durable, easy to maintain and cost effective. I am also interested in getting awnings and aluminium pergola on the deck.

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Patio cover

Posted 2 weeks ago

We would like to cover our 4x4m area so we can sit outside in summer. Do not want shade cloth or sail. Needs to be weather proof.

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Replacing the deck

Posted 1 week ago

It is an old deck some of pieces are rotten; need to replace/renovate the whole deck.

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Need contractor for extra work

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need a contractor for at least a couple of weeks to help out with extra work .

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Back door steps

Posted 6 days ago

Repair back steps we jave a useless landlord.

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Pergola

Posted 1 week ago

construct a pergola in between the 2 roofs in the house to cover exposed area

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Pergola with roof over deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are looking to add a pergola to the existing deck. Pergola posts (x4) need to be spaced 4100 (length) and 1700 (wide). Pergola roof to be tinted clear light with fall to main house roof. Main house roof from deck is 2400 high. Roof dimensions are 4100 (length) and 3200 (wide). Please see the photographs and marked up plan drawing for site layout.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 210,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

fascia replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Commercial/Retail Room Construction


9th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Deck - Hamilton, Rototuna North

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

New Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rotted French Door needs REPAIR

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Immediate floorboard replacement help needed!

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th April 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Decking - Kwila

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fitting of skirting, sills & architraves

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

repair entry door lock

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cut hole in cabinetry for dishwasher

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck (3.75x3.8m) with stairs and pagola

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

13th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

find and fix leak above window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bedroom Wardrobe Renovation #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th November 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Laundry cupboards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Wooden window repair/rot

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Doors need to be trimmes back

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

My front door stairs and deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair broken soffit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bench seat

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Cam tukua

Joined January 2019

Hi I am a fully qualified builder and have been building new builds and renovations for the last 10 years. Always completed on time on budget to high quality workmanship.

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Silver&Co Construction LTD

Joined January 2016

We are a small company committed to providing quality work at the best possible price. No job is too small and communication is key for us. We hold every customer as if it was our own job. With over 15yrs in the construction industry we look at providing a streamline service. We look forward to working with you

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Hamilton Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined December 2017

Before starting any jobs we endeavour to find the right solution for each customer, to suit their budget and individual requirements. When we take on a job we want you to be informed throughout the process and we guarantee your satisfaction. For most people their home/property is their biggest asset and we keep that in mind with all the jobs we do. Whether it be pest control, building your fence,...

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Ellis Building Limited

Joined August 2015

Hi, I am a licensed builder who has a passion and gets great satisfaction from completing work to a high standard. Most of my experience is in renovations however I have completed some new builds. I am focused and diligent on the task at hand. I pride myself on good communication and personal skills.

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JDees Civil

Joined July 2021

Hi, I started with building new houses, commercial blocks. After that, I have enjoyed a large variety in work, gaining many skills. While I have chosen to specialise in earthworks, driveways, retaining walls, decks and set up situations, I also do smaller jobs. My approach is practical, professional yet friendly, with an eye for detail.

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Automatic Door Services

Joined February 2015

ADS repairs and supplies all types of Garage & Commercial Doors. ADS is owned and managed by Andy Marsden, who has a team of 9 people ensuring the smooth running of his business. Andy's background is from aviation and engineering. As Andy says if you can keep 25 million pound aircraft up in the air and all those aboard safe - then keeping people safe with garage doors and commercial doors is a l...

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RD Landscapes

Joined June 2019

Let's face it, no one likes over priced charges. We have always prided ourselves on Honest open and transparent assessments on all quoted work so no hidden costs. Our prices are competitive our professional standard of work is guaranteed to meet building code compliance on time on budget. Having operated in Waikato for a number of years we have a growing client base. We are happy to give refe...

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Future Outdoor Ltd

Joined February 2021

We bring your dream yard to life through our world-class landscape design, fencing, deck, canopy and carport product and installation services. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for product completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Nailed Concepts

Joined November 2020

Licensed, Qualified Builders, Qualified Joiners, specialising in all residential building aspects. Priding ourselves on quality builds, workmanship and personalised designs to deliver our clients the perfect product.

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THE TILE LAYER

Joined August 2011

floor and wall tile layer, water proofing in all and any wet areas, over 20 years experience in residential and commercial tiling, stone, ceramic, mosaic, design and lay, i have done some building, plastering and painting, most general handyman stuff, welding most things like fences and trailers, look at my web sites please. ... ...... ...

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. 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 wi...

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Hire a Hubby Flagstaff

Joined June 2021

We are an established Handyman Business which has been operating throughout the Waikato for over 6 yrs. Our services include Kitchen & Bathroom makeovers, we can also help you with the design. Interior Renovations, Interior & Exterior Painting , Plumbing & Electrical , Decks, Landscaping, Project Management . Even motorhomes and caravans builds and makeovers and so much more. Check out some...

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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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BOLD Landscape Design and Construction

Joined September 2011

Over 30 years landscape design and construction experience. From a simple fence to a full residential contract. Happy to simply provide a concept plan with estimates on costs of work required, right through the finished product. Excellent portfolio can be provided upon request - ...

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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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A Tradesman

Joined June 2014

Hi Thank you for your time My team is experienced in the Glazing industry for over 15 + years dealing with all Glass repairs Commercial / Residential properties. Please note we are not ordinary glaziers we are specialists in every type of glazing We repair all broken glass in Aluminium frames / Steel frame / wood frame Also supply glass / Double glazing / safety glass / bullet pro...

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Building Innovationz Ltd

Joined November 2017

Hi, I have been building in the Waikato for over 25 years and my Company has been trading for the last 20 years with the main focus being spec homes in recent years. I currently don’t have employees so I'm taking on smaller projects that I can handle by myself. I am licensed in both Carpentry and Site 2 with strong organisational skills and I pride myself on delivering quality workmanship.

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Billy Turner Contracting Ltd

Joined December 2020

Building, concreting, earthworks, driveways landscaping. Excavator and Augers Available Professional young team ready to get stuck in and finish your jobs ready for summer. Waikato based

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BMK Carpentry

Joined May 2020

Hi, been in the construction industrys for 10 years, i have worked on numerous project from renovations to high end residential builds and also light commercial. I love my job, I Pride myself on doing the best job possible with keeping cost down and job completion on time.

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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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