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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering carpentry related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest carpentry case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

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New Kitchen joinery fixup

Posted 5 months 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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Facia replacement

Posted 1 month ago

Remove dryrot section of about 60mm and replace - small job but needs thr eight tools and timber

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Building work

Posted 7 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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Pergola and Shelter over French Doors

Posted 5 months 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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Building New Deck

Posted 1 month ago

Build of a new deck for our new house. The deck will need to cover an existing concrete patio that has already been installed. There is good access to the area and it is basically level ground. Dimension of the new deck will be approx 15 metres by 3.5 metres

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Small deck

Posted 6 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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Outdoor area

Posted 1 month ago

i am looking to transform my outdoor area with a wooden structure with glass and aluminum half way with a sliding doors.

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Fence and deck

Posted 8 months ago

Looking for a quote for a new deck and fence

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Renovation

Posted 8 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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Help install a new kitchen.

Posted 9 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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Deck

Posted 7 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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Widow ledge repair

Posted 8 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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Balustrades needed for deck.

Posted 2 months ago

We have an 8m x 4m deck out front of our house that is high enough for children to tumble off (and adults). There are 1.5m wide steps that will need handrails going down (at least 1.5m???). Along the side of the house we will need at least another 6m of balustrades. There will be steps at some point along the side that will be at least 1.5m wide that will need handrails, but there will probably only be 3 steps instead of the 4 that are at the front of the deck. We need to get the balustrades for...

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Squeaky floors

Posted 1 month ago

Floor is squeaky and need to be checked out, through out house. Rotting wood in below shower door. I want new carpet but need floors to be algood first. Building inspection says to reattach joists. I need to make sure there are no other problems.

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Window work

Posted 2 months ago

I hae had a builders report done on the house i am purchasing and am needing a quote for the work to be done. moisture damaged Scribers, missing scribers gaps at joinery to cladding. Cracks and splits to some joinery timber substandard weatherproof paint seal at joinery

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Weather boards

Posted 7 months ago

Have some weather boards that need replacing :)

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Fit double glazed windows an some framing

Posted 7 months ago

Window installation and wall frame maintenance.

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Corner window seat

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have a small space in kitchen that I would like a corner seat built.

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Kitchen pantry extension

Posted 6 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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Deck repair

Posted 8 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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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 build for entertainment area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Sun Deck

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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

Build me a deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2020

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

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

facia replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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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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Truebuild Construction

Joined February 2017

Licenced Building Practitioner and trade certified carpenters. Undertake all big or small jobs from new homes, to alterations and repairs, sheds and garages, fences and decks, and everything in between

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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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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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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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Hemi building

Joined August 2020

Hi, I am a third year carpenter apprentice who is looking for extra work. I pride myself on working at a high standard, while completing every job in a timely manner.

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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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JKlass Construction Limited

Joined September 2021

Hi there we have been building for 10 plus years with experience in high end homes to small renovations. Specialise in finishing work. (Shopefitter by trade) Open to anything, Kids play houses, toys, Man caves, or just a revamp of your kitchen or bathroom. We pride ourselves in doing an A-Class job to the highest of quality. No jobs too small

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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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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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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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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd NZ Property Maintenance Solutions Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as Sau Building Services Ltd For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles) Painting Ro...

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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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Joe Paul contracting

Joined May 2021

Hi there, Thanks for choosing to view my profile. I am a civil engineer and also a builder, and my business partner is an experienced LBP (Licensed Building Practitioner). We believe that every job we do is neither too small and simple, nor too large and complex. So no matter what the job is, we are the guys you want to call. Best, Joe

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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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Unit Handyman

Joined June 2020

With years of experience in home maintenance and engineering, we can help with your project with competitive price, no matter how big or small your plan is, we can make it happen for you!

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Jordan Ellery Building

Joined May 2019

Hi, I have currently been building for 7.5 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, plastering, roofing and concrete laying . I take pride in the finishing details and also my time management skills.

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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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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Hawkes Bay, Manawatu/ Whanganui, and Nelson-Tasman regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioners) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope o...

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