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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kwila Deck/concrete driveway

Posted 6 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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Front entry stairs, landing deck and front door.

Posted 6 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 roof over decking

Posted 10 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

Posted 9 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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Deck

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a deck to cover the concrete pads. Under the porch to next to the garage.

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Outside Face Lift

Posted 7 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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Rehanging doors #2

Posted 9 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 3 months ago

Replacement of flooring under urinal & general tidy up of area

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Deck build

Posted 7 months ago

Building a deck quote reqired

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Revamp the outside

Posted 6 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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Pergolas

Posted 4 days ago

2 pergolas front and side of house

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Build me a deck

Posted 4 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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Garden shed

Posted 3 months 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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3.6x3.3m deck

Posted 5 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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Remove window and replace with door

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Stace Bannister-Plumridge

Posted 3 months 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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Removel of wall and fireplace .

Posted 6 months ago

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

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Dog kennel and run

Posted 6 months ago

I need a large dog kennel and run built

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Window Flashings

Posted 4 months ago

Install window flashings on new windows

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Repair

Posted 3 months ago

2 corner soakers require replacing on a hardiplank house

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 156,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Fix wall in bathroom

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27th March 2019

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 5
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Shona Little

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9th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Window Flashings

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25th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
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 5

Window joinery

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26th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Build me a deck

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14th January 2020

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 5
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 5
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Deck built to hold a spa pool

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1st April 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Rehanging doors #2

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14th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Bledisloe

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16th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Margaret ashurst

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22nd September 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Assemble & erect Patio Covers

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4th April 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Items on Builders report need to be addressed

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13th December 2018

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 5
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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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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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X Ray Build

Joined July 2019

Kia Ora, I am a qualified LBP and experienced builder who has come from a 10 year background of architectural builds and renovation. Any job is in capable hands from straight forward decking to octagonal roofing. I am a polite and problem solving carpenter and I pride myself in my efficiency, detail, cleanliness. I usual work alone but I have a small team of excellent builders and lads ready...

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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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Tcontracting

Joined December 2018

Hi, we are competitive and hard working contractors with 30 combined years experience in concrete and landscaping and building constructiontrade. Confident in what we do we specialize in Driveways, footpaths, patios and much more. Every job is treated like our own so we take pride in what we do and always do well on budget and time management of work planned.

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www.uniquerenovations.co.nz

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MD buildings services

Joined February 2020

I’ve been working in the building trade for a number of years gaining a range of skills to build and repair. Easy going and hard working and here to complete which ever tasks you need Look forward to helping you.

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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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Logan's building services

Joined July 2017

Hi, I've been building new houses and renovating old ones since I was 16 and now I'm a 24 year old self employed qualified builder, my work is of high standards and I take my job very seriously and I want to make this experience for you to be easy, I have experience ranging from all types of carpentry: new builds, alterations, additions, concreting, retaining walls, decks, fences and maintenanc...

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C&L Builders

Joined August 2017

Our company complete residential and light commercial projects. We work hard to meet deadlines and satisfy out customers. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes.

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Rapid construction

Joined November 2018

We are an sole trading firm I'm am the only worker for this business so must book fast as could book out, I'm located in Palmerston North and can negotiate further distance We do most plasterboard, plastering, and plasterboard repairs, insulation installing, renovations, frame work and other maintenance email or text with your enquiries or book

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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 my own business and over that time 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.

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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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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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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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JS Build

Joined July 2016

Kia ora, With experience in both residential/commercial building and renovations, and a passion for building with a hint of "perfectionism" it would be a pleasure to assist in any way I can to assure a 100% satisfaction even after work has commenced to retain a good relationship and client base to the utmost professional standard.

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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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Problem solving company

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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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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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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