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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Decking

Posted 2 weeks ago

Just purchased a new home that has 2 lounge areas that we would like to open on to 2 small deck areas. Settlement day is 25th Nov so quote will have to be done after then. If accepted, we would like the job started asap.

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Install new front door

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, needing a new front door put in where my ranch slider is, the other entrance door to be closed up. Also need two small walls to be knocked down and need to know if they are structural. Depending on costs for those there could be more work avalible such as a chimney removal

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Bench

Posted 1 week ago

Build a wooden work bench in carport

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Veranda Covering (pergola)

Posted 1 month ago

Need an approx 12x5m decking shelter built on our existing deck please. Can work with any timeframe.

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Make an external plate on wall to cover gaps around the bottom of the house

Posted 3 months ago

Our gas company is demanding the gaps at the bottom of the house be covered under the gas meter to bring it up to safety standards. They are saying it is an urgent job.

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Removal of wooden plates

Posted 1 month ago

Need to replace wooden plates on external wall. Appears to have water damage at some stage. Someone to either help replace or provide some advise on what can be done. Can supply more photos if needed.

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Second-hand Kitchen installer

Posted 4 weeks ago

We have purchased a second-hand kitchenette and need a builder/joiner to install this for us.

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Back deck

Posted 1 month ago

Need a quote for a new deck with seating to be built over existing concrete and possibly a pergola over it

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Bulkhead

Posted 3 months ago

To remove a door frame into walk in wardrobe and put bulkhead in place

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Office Desk Murphy Bed

Posted 2 months ago

I would like a simple, single bed version of a desk murphy bed made. (see sample images below) I have a single mattress which measures the standard size of 910 x 1900 x 80cm. The bed would need to open into the room along the longest side. Perhaps a set of bookshelves down the right hand side of the unit? This is negotiable. I am happy with this being as plain as possible, i.e. it wouldn’t need any recessed or detailed faux cabinet doors etc. I am keen on a modern melamine look if possibl...

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New Deck & Ranch Sliders

Posted 2 months ago

New 50m2 deck. Half of the deck will be over existing concrete. I am happy to cut and remove this myself for where the pile locations need to go. New bi-folding ranch slider and a single sliding ranch slider.

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Repairs to sheep and cattle yards

Posted 6 days ago

Old sheep yards that need broken gates and re-swung and rails and some posts replaced. Location is 14 km south of Hastings. Suit a labour only contract. Probably a few weeks work and is not urgent so could be used as a fill in job for a day or two a week.

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Veranda

Posted 1 month ago

Need an approx 12x5m decking shelter built on our existing deck please. Can work with any timeframe.

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Patio or varanda cover

Posted 1 month ago

We got a varanda at front and a deck at the back. Looking for some one who can make something like a patio cover or patio roof. At the moment when it’s rain varanda is full of water as it is an open area

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Small sunroom deck

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to have a small deck built off our sunroom, approx 2m deep and 3m wide. The sunroom door is about a metre off the ground and the deck will require steps all round (not included in size estimate). There are currently concrete steps and pavers in front of the sunroom doors which can be built over top of I think, depending on supports needed. One tall shade sail support also needed at one corner. In time for Christmas would be nice.

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Repairs on tenanted properties

Posted 3 months ago

Two properties in Camberley need repairs Property 1 A - Skirting is coming away from the wall in the toilet. It is an easy fix but because it is happening on both sides I want someone to check (ideally with a moisture metre) that it is not due to an internal leak or dampness issue. That requires a plumber. If it is not due to leak or dampness problem please repair. Photos: 1A_toilet_1, 1A_toilet_2 B - Please check every door and window to ensure they meet the new healthy homes. Repair a...

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Barge board and fasica replace & repair

Posted 2 months ago

Replace and repair 6m of 20mm x200mm barge board and tidy up underneath, 1950s house. Hoping to have complete within a fortnight any day of the week

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Shop Counter unit cut down

Posted 2 days ago

Hello, we are needing a shop counter cut down to size. this is a currently being used in a shop but can be done in the mornings when they are not busy. it will need simple joinery tools and needs the baby corr iron to be re fitted on the front once cut down. would like it done by 11th Dec- should only be 4 hours work. cheers

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Pillars by driveway

Posted 3 months ago

We require the skills of a carpenter to build 4 pillars at our driveway entrance.. Happy to fit in with your schedule

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Removal of wooden plates #2

Posted 1 month ago

Need to replace wooden plates on external wall. Appears to have water damage at some stage. Someone to either help replace or provide some advise on what can be done. Can supply more photos if needed.

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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.

Deck repair needed.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cat door installation (wooden door)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Porch cover over existing decking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Floorboards creaking in lounge

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internal wall removal

Work carried out by a subcontractor

29th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repairs on tenanted properties


31st October 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Outdoor deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace section of particle board floor in kitchen

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

gate/fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repairs and maintenance-rental

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Hayden Percy Building Services

Joined October 2016

Hayden Percy Building Services Qualified Furniture Maker and Builder. Licensed LBP Hi, I started as a cabinet Maker about 12 years ago and have slowly moved towards building. I have worked on many different jobs, new, renovations, and maintenance. I love a hands on challenge with Quality garanteed.

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SchoCon

Joined July 2012

Focused on outdoor living, hard landscaping and renovations, but also the cliche "for all your building needs". Being in the building and construction arena for 18 years, LBP licensed and trade qualified we will make your ideas and dreams reality.

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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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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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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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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, and Taihape. Our service...

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essential maintenance group ltd

Joined March 2021

hi ive been in the building industry for 35 years from commercial to domestic dwellings . My business is currently focusing on domestic building maintenance as our specialty as we feel that is what the market needs a no job to small approach to heip out our home owners and rental properties that just cant get a tradies to do that small job. we provied a prompt and helpful pleasant approach to al...

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Nailed It!

Joined December 2019

Hi, I have a background in Agriculture, Horticulture and Welding Fabrication. I can turn my hand to most things, farm fencing, domestic fencing, handyman jobs and garden/landscaping. I pride myself on completing a job to a high standard!

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RHL Build & Construct

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. Search for us on Instagram, for a up to date gallery of work.

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Mark Pope

Joined June 2020

Hi, I have been involved in construction industry for 15 years as a labourer and project manager. Labouring in residential builds and then management in commercial. I am currently working through a mature age building apprenticeship to become a qualified carpenter and keen to help fill any trade gaps or home maintenance jobs. Due to my management heavy history I show professionalism and dedica...

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NJB CONSTRUCT LTD

Joined November 2016

We are a building contractor that specialise in - Interior Fit Out Residential Renovations Timber & laminate Flooring Bathroom Reno’s Decking We are by no means your cheapest contractor out there but you can be guaranteed quality workmanship along with constant communication throughout your job leaving you with a clean, tidy and reliable job finish. We also run a quality and reliab...

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Renovation Hawkes Bay

Joined February 2017

The napier Renovation Co. offer an end too end service for domestic renovations in Napier, Hastings and surrounding areas. We specialise in bathroom and kitchen renovation and can help guide you through the maze of product selection, design, project management and supply of all trades. Please feel free to give us a call and see how we may help.

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sean harvey

Joined July 2016

Hi, I have been in the building industry for 20yrs, I have many years experience in the sheet metal fabrication and fibre glass fabrication industries before moving to the uk in 1997 where after training I started my company specialising in interior refurbishment and renovation ie: all types of suspended ceilings and metal/wood stud partition walls, office partitions, kitchen, bathroom installatio...

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James Davies

Joined August 2021

I'm a qualified and licensed carpenter whose journey began in 1994 and have been working on new builds , renovations and commercial jobs since then. I enjoy the small jobs and the challenging jobs. I like using recycled timber and blending old with old and minising waste I'm very professional and pride myself on doing things once and doing it right.

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Projects

Joined July 2010

German Master-Cabinetmaker, since 40 years. I think, there is nothing I haven' t made allready. Challange me. Give me some extrordinary job to do and I will do it with attention to detail! Cheers, Franz. (Master Cabinetmaker)

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Hawkes Bay Sheds Ltd

Joined February 2017

We are not just about sheds, we also do fences, garden sheds and all home maintenance from smoke alarms to re roofing. Scott has been building steel framed sheds in Napier for over 18 years, his reputation is built on attention to detail and customer satisfaction.

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J A Wotherspoon LTD

Joined October 2014

I am a qualified and LBP registered builder. I also am licensed in membrane roofing. I can take on any project big or small. My team and I have a very high standard of workmanship and are very efficient in the work we do. I keep my clients well informed throughout the whole process and make the whole experience as stress free as possible

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Matai construction

Joined June 2021

We offer new home building and renovation services in the Hawkes Bay including Napier, Hastings, and Havelock North. As members of New Zealand Certified Builders you can know that quality levels remain high at all stages of your project so you can build with confidence

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Lamont homes ltd

Joined October 2021

Hi. We have been Building for 17 odd years. We can do if from concrete to roofing ground up. With competitive prices and hard working team. Looking forward to working with you.

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Masterflow Painters

Joined August 2010

I am a self employed experienced painter, with great attention to detail. I am efficient, trustworthy and very reliable. I am happy to work on a quote or hourly rate basis, and this can be discussed as to which best suits your needs. Please give me the opportunity to prove to you that I am an honest guy that enjoys his work and believes in doing a quality job.

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