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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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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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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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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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Outside Face Lift

Posted 1 month 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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Revamp the outside

Posted 1 week 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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Removel of wall and fireplace .

Posted 5 days ago

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

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Replace decking

Posted 7 months ago

We are looking for someone to replace our decking into either concrete with tiles or woods or combinations.

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Large patio and deck

Posted 5 months ago

We are after ground level decking, replacement of an aluminium ranch slider with bifold doors and a covered dining area.

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Deck built to hold a spa pool

Posted 8 months ago

One deck built out the back of the property, not attached to the house. Will need to support weight of spa pool plus water and occupants. Weight of spa is 330KG empty, holds 895 litres of water, will need to spec for at least 4 people - estimate total of 2.5 tonne. Size of spa is 2m by 2m Deck size wanted is 3.5m by 3.5m, square. Not very high, so as can step up to from the ground. It's in a cleared section of lawn/garden, except for a tree stump that likely needs removing. Pics attached....

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Kwila Deck/concrete driveway

Posted 2 weeks 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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Bledisloe

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Front entry stairs, landing deck and front door.

Posted 1 week 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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Assemble & erect Patio Covers

Posted 5 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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Fix wall in bathroom

Posted 7 months ago

Please provide a quote to repair damaged wall in bathroom that the towel rack was ripped out of. reinstall existing towel rack. tenant is paying for this damage. I'm getting quotes for them. There's also another job posted for this address to replace a rotary clothes line.

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Decking

Posted 7 months ago

Hi would like a quote for a deck 5mx10m ground level.

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Dog kennel and run

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need a large dog kennel and run built

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Pergola

Posted 7 months ago

2x pergolas one of a bedroom and one of kitchen dining area. I also want to enclose an area for our cats safety. It would need to have two doors so we can enter ft outside

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Deck build

Posted 1 month ago

Building a deck quote reqired

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Fix outside wall and steps and plaster wash house wall

Posted 8 months ago

I got house transported and put on the property which needs outside wall to be fixed, step to be put on permanent, needs flashing on top of one window and gib board needs to be plastered in wash house, needs builder's report after all above is finished.

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Build roof over decking

Posted 4 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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Rehanging doors #2

Posted 3 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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Shona Little

Posted 5 months ago

Roller door on bench cupboard is not working.

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Rehanging doors

Posted 3 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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Recent carpentry reviews

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13th December 2018

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Assemble & erect Patio Covers

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4th April 2019

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Bledisloe

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16th May 2019

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Fix wall in bathroom

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27th March 2019

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Deck built to hold a spa pool

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1st April 2019

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Window joinery

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26th September 2018

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 5
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Horowhenua Deck

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10th December 2017

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 5
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Shona Little

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9th March 2019

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 5
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Margaret ashurst

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22nd September 2018

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 5
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Rehanging doors #2

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14th May 2019

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Jordan Ellery Building

Joined May 2019

Hi, I have currently been building for 7 years. I am a qualified builder with a diverse set of skills which I have learnt over mainly residential renovations based in Palmerston North. I am very confident with most building related work and also have experience in painting, roofing and concrete laying . I take pride in the finishing details and also my time management skills.

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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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City Civil Construction Limited

Joined March 2019

Hi, our team is made up of skilled professionals with 20 years experience in construction and roading, 15 years building, top engineers for all metalworking projects, we can spruce your yard from front to back

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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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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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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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Hired Hand Kapiti Ltd

Joined February 2019

Located on the Kapiti Coast, there is not many tasks I haven't turned my hand to. Often known as " the go to guy " - I believe theirs always a solution if you put your mind to it.

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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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Tierra Landscape Development td

Joined June 2009

We specialise in hard and soft landscaping and outdoor building such as decks, fences, concreting, paving etc. We also run a property maintenance service incuding lawns, gardening and general property section clearance. We work hard and take pride in our work.

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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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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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The Task Masters

Joined February 2016

We are your One Stop Professional Service Provider. We are a family owned and operated local buisness. We do the Tasks you either cant or dont have time to do. No Job Too Big or Small. We provide the following Services -Property Maintenance -Roofing Maintenance -Re roof -Moss & Mold Removal -Gutter Clean & Flush...

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lionels property services

Joined April 2013

lionels property services , fencing new &repair, retaining walls, painting, water blasting, yard clearing, rental cleanups, chainsaw work, and much more etc

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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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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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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Rooney Builders

Joined October 2018

Old school registered master builders. Chris being in the industry for 40years priding himself on price point and good quality works. We can do anything, from project management to everyday handy man chores. Just ask and we can help. We travel all over north island for your needs.

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Denzel building and earthworks Ltd

Joined September 2009

Hi,I am a Qualified builder who has been building for 20+ year's,I have just started my own business and for the last two year's have had great success,we do anything from letter box's to new house's.We do free quotes and are very professional and do a high standard of work.we also have a digger and truck that makes up the other half of the business , for all your small earthworks requirements.

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cn builders

Joined March 2009

I have been in the trade for the last 25 years I am a qualified builder, specialising in all aspects of the building trade, with good references, our business is built on simple principles – like listening to our customers to ensure that we fully understand your needs before trying to offer a solution. Does it right, do it once, doing what we say we are going to do, ensuring quality is built into...

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John Clarke Floorsanding

Joined May 2009

Over 10 yrs experience floorsanding new & old floors in tongue & groove, parquet or partical board. Can repair floors, supply & lay new & recycled T&G flooring, supply & lay or rejuvenate cork tiles & can also colour floors. I use moisture cuired or waterborne polyurethanes. Uplift carpet & vinyl. Happy to work anywhere in the lower half of the North Island as I have a camper van. Free measure & q...

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