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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Check out how homeowners like you are using Carpenters on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Deck repair

Posted 4 months ago

My old deck is wrecked and I want it repaired. It is 9 Mtrs X 2.4 Mtrs in 40mm pine decking timber ( or whatever the thicker one is) with 6" X 2" Joists. No need for a handrail as it is at ground level and on flat sandy land.

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Help install a new kitchen.

Posted 5 months ago

Empty space. The floor will be tiled wall to wall and level. We need someone with prior experience in kitchen installation.

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Pergola and Shelter over French Doors

Posted 1 month ago

Want to build a shelter or pergola to provide cover for French doors from the house on to an existing deck

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Small deck

Posted 2 months ago

A 3m x 5m deck that should flow out from the north side double doors. Option for a pergola can be discussed height of deck is about 30 cms from the ground.

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Deck

Posted 7 months ago

I need to replace an old deck on our Bach. We also want to replace some fencing and build a front gate.

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Renovation

Posted 4 months ago

Installation of aluminium doors Replacing some weather boards Maintenance replacing some soffits Regibbing of ceiling and walls in the lounge

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Widow ledge repair

Posted 5 months ago

We have a house build in 1928 it is very sound but we just have some rot in one of our window ledges - on the exterior. We just need it to be done so we can paint. I realise that not every builder can do this job. But we would like it done fairly soon

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Kitchen pantry extension

Posted 2 months ago

We have a island and full wall kitchen with tall cabinets each end, we want to make one end a pantry with floor to roof shelving and bench top for additional space. Must match current bench top and cabinets.

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Replace

Posted 6 months ago

Replace rotten weather board

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Kitchen window insert

Posted 10 months ago

Insert window, replace window gap into double door

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Fit double glazed windows an some framing

Posted 4 months ago

Window installation and wall frame maintenance.

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Weather boards

Posted 3 months ago

Have some weather boards that need replacing :)

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Small covered deck and shed (on side of annex)

Posted 10 months ago

To put a small covered deck/lean-to and small shed on the side of caravan annex . Example of something similar is attached.

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Fence and deck

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for a quote for a new deck and fence

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New Kitchen joinery fixup

Posted 1 month ago

We had our kitchen renovated, and need someone to re-do the silicon work and level/ align the cupboards. Tidy the work up

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Deck10

Posted 9 months ago

7x4 decking outside coming off back door & French doors where window is at present

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Window repair

Posted 8 months ago

Window fell out as shown in photo, needed to be fixed back. Many thanks

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Building work

Posted 3 months ago

We have a small area in the kitchen where we have water leaking thru which has rotted the ceiling and possibly part of the floor! We would like the leak fixed the ceiling fixed and the floor if needed.

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House Maintenance

Posted 8 months ago

Replace small amount of weatherboard, flashings, general tidying up

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Deck

Posted 3 months ago

We are wanting a deck built over a concrete one. And possibly looking at taking another deck down and building a new lower deck with a pergola :)

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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.

Hole for dog door in wooden garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build me a deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sun Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st February 2021

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

Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck build for entertainment area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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 ... EE quotes,FAST service

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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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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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Jordan brown

Joined December 2014

Area of Expertise • Excellent Attention to detail. •skilled in performing routine manual labour tasks. • Reliable & Mature. • Genuine interest in my job and Take pride in the work I do. Decks,fences,cladding,finishing work,timber floors, I am great at working with home owners with quotes and I am realistic will not charge an arm and a leg

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TLR Construction

Joined June 2020

Hi, I have over 15 years experience in the construction industry and pride myself on completing work to a high standard. I look forward to meeting you to discuss what we can offer.

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Excel Property Services

Joined May 2021

Hi, we are your friendly local tradie team who pride ourselves on delivering exceptional results for our clients. We specialise in painting and decorating and general handyman jobs. We believe our commitment to communicating and working with the customer to achieve the desired result is the key to our success.

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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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Rheuben builders

Joined August 2020

My name is Rheuben i am a builder, i am mostly looking for work to fill weekends. I am a friendly/aproachable person and am happy to give you a quote on the job you need completed.

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RMF BUILDING LIMITED

Joined July 2021

Hi, We have a very strong and hard working work ethic and do all jobs to a very high standard no matter the size. Experience in new builds, renovations, decks, fences and any other carpentry requirements. Also a licensed building practitioner

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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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Practical Building Company Ltd

Joined December 2019

We understand that problems arise with houses, landscaping and everything else to do with property services. It's our aim to provide cost effective solutions that can help our clients and aim to receive referrals from existing clients. Let me help solve your property problems

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Astro Building & Maintenance

Joined June 2018

With over 30 years experience in construction, ASTRO Maintenance boast a wide knowledge and skills. Based in Levin, Horowhenua ASTRO Maintenance can accommodate various jobs throughout Horowhenua, Manawatu-Wanganui and Kapiti Coast. From small maintenance repairs to all inside and outside renovations, ASTRO Maintenance provides a professional, high standard, reliable building and maintenance serv...

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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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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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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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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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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

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

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Saunders Construction

Joined June 2019

Hi , we have been building new homes and renovating existing properties in the Manawatu for the last 7 years. We cover anything from a design and build new home with qualified licensed building practitioners to repairing that loose door handle there's no job too big or small. We have a great team of subcontractors that we work in with so we can cover just about any job. We aim to provide competit...

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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). QUOTES : We cannot come and do face to face quotes during lock down, Instead we are happy to do virtual meetings via zoom video or use p...

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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . We have over 35 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . We do everything from New Kitchens /Bathrooms, Complete make overs, Tiling, Maintenance of Rentals, House Painting Just ask Now with having a Digger and Truck we are abl...

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