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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rehanging doors

Posted 7 months ago

Hi - I need someone who is able to come and rehang some doors for me. Just had new carpet laid and the doors were removed for this. They also will need a ‘bit of a trim’ as the new carpet has deeper pile than the old carpet. 4 doors in total - bedroom door, built in wardrobe doors, and a couple of small cupboard doors. Would love if this could be done sometime soon (Sat - Wednesday next week would be ideal!)

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Roadhouse bar (oxford hotel)

Posted 1 month ago

Replacement of flooring under urinal & general tidy up of area

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Build roof over decking

Posted 8 months ago

We want to build a roof over our deck with a mixture of corrugated iron and Clear nova lite or similar area is around 4.5 x4.5 with a side area of about3m x 1.5 m Also want roll up blinds fitted,maybe later

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Deck build

Posted 5 months ago

Building a deck quote reqired

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Garden shed

Posted 1 month ago

I have purchased a metal garden shed from trade tested it is 3.07 x 2.69 x 2.17 and would like a quote to have erected. It has a wooden floor with peg downs there is no concrete base. Would like it done as soon as possible. Thanks

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Stace Bannister-Plumridge

Posted 1 month ago

Require a ground level deck 20m2 built off the side of my home at Foxton Beach. The red box indicates the deck area

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Dog kennel and run

Posted 4 months ago

I need a large dog kennel and run built

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Window Flashings

Posted 2 months ago

Install window flashings on new windows

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Rehanging doors #2

Posted 7 months ago

Hi - I need someone who is able to come and rehang some doors for me. Just had new carpet laid and the doors were removed for this. They also will need a ‘bit of a trim’ as the new carpet has deeper pile than the old carpet. 4 doors in total - bedroom door, built in wardrobe doors, and a couple of small cupboard doors. Would love if this could be done sometime soon (Sat - Wednesday next week would be ideal!)

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Removel of wall and fireplace .

Posted 4 months ago

Removel of wall and fireplace. Put Up. Beam and repair roof.

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Assemble & erect Patio Covers

Posted 9 months ago

I have two decks to cover with already purchased kitset aluminum frames & polycarbonate covers. One deck is 5 X 3m and the other is 13 X 5m. (in 3 sections) I can assist with assemble & erection if required. Photo is the front deck & back deck is being built now.

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Front entry stairs, landing deck and front door.

Posted 4 months ago

We would like to replace our entry stairs. The existing deck runs the whole way around the house, but we just want to replace the landing area and remove the rest. Potentially I can remove the existing structure if it is economically sensible to do so. The deck is 2.4 metres from the ground. I have sent this info to the council and they suggest that the work can be completed without a consent. We would be looking for a price to source and install a new front door too. The sketch below...

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Build me a deck

Posted 2 months ago

I would like a quote to build a deck off our family room. There is presently a concrete patio that is too small to be of any use. As there is a step down from the door onto the patio, it would be easy to build a wooden deck over top. If it is not too expensive I would like the deck to ideally be the length of two rooms. The house belongs to a church and I am getting the quote on their behalf. We are looking for something simple and as cost effective as possible. The ideal would be for the job t...

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Bledisloe

Posted 8 months ago

Boxed corners/scribing exterior? 4-5 interior doors need planing -in order to close.

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3.6x3.3m deck

Posted 3 months ago

3.6m L x 3.3m W x 250(ish) mm H deck off the corner of my master bedroom with a 2 small steps off the deck- one onto back yard, one into cloths line area. Would ideally like to get done ASAP. Photo was taken just before house was complete, is now grasses but is that corner.

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Revamp the outside

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking at doing a pergola type structure down one side of the house and redoing the front porch. We have attached a picture of our back and front view of the house. We are hoping to build quite a square pergola so it works with our house. There are areas we would like to cover - we have this down to 20 sqm and an area we would like to put up a 5mx3m shade sail. As much as possible we would like to reuse what we have but a chunk of it needs to go. We are also looking at these awnings to...

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Kwila Deck/concrete driveway

Posted 4 months ago

Kwila deck for new build at Waitarere Beach. Approx size 68sqm. Yellow highlight on plan. Concrete driveway is 97.5sqm and is highlighted in green

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Remove window and replace with door

Posted 1 month ago

We want a window removed and replaced with a door- door supplied.

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Outside Face Lift

Posted 5 months ago

We are looking at doing a pergola type structure down one side of the house (see red on 'Outdoor Plan') and we are looking at wooden awning structures over the windows mostly on the other side of the house (see blue on 'Outdoor Plan'). I have attached a picture of our windows and want to do our best to protect them. For the pergola we were thinking about it not being attached to the house to avoid the consent process. We are totally open to advice and suggestions. Timeframe - before next winter...

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Repair

Posted 1 month ago

2 corner soakers require replacing on a hardiplank house

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Recent carpentry reviews

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Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Deck built to hold a spa pool

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1st April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bledisloe

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16th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Margaret ashurst

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22nd September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rehanging doors #2

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14th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix wall in bathroom

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27th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Assemble & erect Patio Covers

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window joinery

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shona Little

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window Flashings

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Property solutions

Joined February 2017

Hi I provide quality maintenance solutions with prompt service and high quality workmanship a priority please read my reviews placed by satisfied customers. I look forward to meeting you assisting you with your needs. Jobs completed on time and on budget.

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DB Construction

Joined November 2019

Hi, iv just started my own building business, after building for 8years, I have high expectations on providing and delivering a professional job, on time and on budget, there is no job to big or to small, I have a wide range of job capability’s

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Gutterman&cleaning services

Joined June 2014

30 years experience on roofs.I now specialize in gutter cleaning repairing and installing,Also i can do house,roof washing,painting and moss,mould spraying.All work fully guaranteed.FREE quotes,FAST service

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DKNZ Building & Construction

Joined August 2009

I am a licenced builder who has been in the building industry for 15 years. My skills and abilities are not just limited to new houses and renovation's. We carry out all aspects including, plastering, painting, tiling. I have worked on a wide variety of project's through-out New Zealand and Australia both big and small, ordinary and odd.I provide the total building experience which takes press...

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Bespoke Wooden Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2018

Outdoor living solutions: gates, decks, fences, planter boxes and bar leaners to name a few. We specialise in the local manufacture and installation of wooden gates - and other landscape construction work. We also do flatpack assembly (including kitchens).

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M3 building and concrete Ltd

Joined June 2019

I am a small building and concrete business that works in manawatu and the wider region with a little over 15 years experience and are big on small jobs work speaks for itself check out my Instagram at jmoorepay

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Smileys decks and fences

Joined May 2017

Have been building for the last 4 years. Looking for weekend/after work jobs to get a bit of extra money. I will work hard to give you a finished product you love at a great rate.

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A stage construction

Joined January 2018

Fully qualified licensed building practitioner with 10+ years experience in residential new builds, decks, fencing, additions, bathrooms, fit outs etc. A-Stage Construction has been established since 2015, we take pride in providing no obligation, competitive quotes and we work hard to meet deadlines, on time, on budget!

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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

Palmer construction is a new building business with a passion for house renovation and all general building and property maintenance including painting.

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Green Innovations NZ

Joined July 2019

Here at Green Innovations, our goal is to provide top quality thermally efficient products to create warm and healthy Kiwi homes. We use our years of industry experience to work alongside our clients to advise different options and their advantages. Using high quality European and Canadian tried and tested products that are eco-friendly, low maintenance and low allergen, we strive to bring New...

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a home maintenance company in the Manawatu/ Whanganui/ Hawkes Bay Region offering a comprehensive range of maintenance services using both internal staff and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can accept payment by major credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa), cash or direct credit. Why use Level Ridge? 1. Remove the...

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Xyz Builders Ltd

Joined July 2019

Putting a plan to action, to assure your satisfaction! Hi I'm Jay McRoberts. A qualified Licensed building practitioner who's been in the industry for 10 years. Building new homes and renovating exsisting houses. For all your general building, maintenance and repair work servicing the manawatu through to horowhenua Contact Xyz builders Ltd Building smarter

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Long Building Solutions

Joined August 2016

Hi there, we are a small building outfit based in Palmerston North. Servicing the greater Manawatu and Horowhenua, we take pride in offering friendly service and completing quality finishes for our clients. For a range of building needs, or to talk with us about your next project, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to working with you. Cheers Chris Long LBS

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Aaron Crosby Building and maintence

Joined July 2018

Hi I have just moved to Wanganui. I am a self employed builder that has been in the business for 23 years. DESCRIPTION OF WORK General repairs and maintenance, bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, roofing, decks, veranda's, fences, anything at all. No job too small. I'm extremely reliable and if my quote is excepted I will not let you down. I pride myself to be the best that I can. Warm re...

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J&R Contracting Services Limited

Joined June 2016

Hi, we are a small family run company that pride ourselves on providing our clients with the best service. Our specialty is all things concrete. We have over 18 years construction and concrete experience and look forward to working with you on your project big or small.

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yardiez maintenance

Joined July 2018

Yardiez have over 15 years experience, we do a hole in the wall fix, change a handle, fit a door stop, install a new bathroom or fix the old one. We even do full house renovations. and water blasting. We do fencing (wooden and aluminium), gates automated & manual. There is no job to small, so give us a call . We will see you rite.

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Kapiti Hardscaping and Handyman Services ltd

Joined June 2019

We are a small Hardscaping and Handyman company, we specialize in landscaping and Hardscaping, fencing and deck construction. And general handyman services, we can help solve almost any problem around your house garden or lifestyle block

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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H&S CONTRACTING LTD

Joined April 2007

I am a proffesional experienced qualified licensed builder with 20 years in the building industry I'm up for any challange no job to big or to small we offer competitive pricing and free quoting for your budget.

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Merlo Joinery Specialist ltd

Joined November 2012

Manufacturer of Exclusively crafted joinery and furniture I am trade qualfied with forty seven years experience in this industry I make all items personally my self Quality and workmanship is gauranteed. Regards Neil.

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