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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

New Deck

Posted 1 year ago

Deck to be built of back of house with small coved in area

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Fitting a grommet onto a MDF benchtop

Posted 1 year ago

We need to make a hole on the 20mm MDF benchtop to fit a 80mm grommet / hole cover. This is a very simple job and the shop is located at the Invercargill shopping mall.

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Leaking window repair / moisture damage inspection

Posted 9 months ago

The window pictured has been leaking through the sill in the corner. I need the window repaired and if the framing behind has moisture damage then the internal framing repaired / wall lining repaired if removed for access.

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Study nook

Posted 1 month ago

Coverting an old cupboard area into a study nook

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Home Maintenance

Posted 3 weeks ago

1Repair rotten timber 2Replace outside door 3Repair hole in kitchen 4 Repair timber facade

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Repair five joists under house.

Posted 2 months ago

We have five joists under our floor that have been damaged and need reinforcing. We are wanting to get new timber up against the current joist to reinforce them. The bearers are about 5ft apart, and will need new timber notched to fit over the bearers, and secured to the current joists. Access is an in-floor manhole in a bedroom, and there's about 18" of room between the dirt and current bearers.

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Doors

Posted 7 months ago

Replace 7 internal doors and fittings

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Deck quote wanted

Posted 2 months ago

Average size deck to be built for Xmas.

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Wall built in mall

Posted 3 weeks ago

about 6m length * 3m high 90*45mm stud 600 CRS wall, plus about 3.5m length * 3m Height 90*45 stud 300 CRS wall, need to start asap before Xmas. Thanks

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Earn St

Posted 1 month ago

Remove wooden windows and install aluminium windows to finished standard, or repair to rental standard exsisting windows. replace some weather boards, block off un used fire places, remove old wood free standing wood burner and verious other minor repairs

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New Deck

Posted 7 months ago

New deck over existing concrete patio and replace an existing glass shelter (as in photo) as a continuation of the deck.

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Attach mailbox to fence

Posted 2 months ago

We have bought a new mailbox which we would like attached to the fence. Current fence is trellis with posts at edges. Mailbox is a Mailboss Darfield -see link ...... (Previous mailbox was sawn off at ground level) Would like done within the week.

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New deck

Posted 1 year ago

Wanting a New deck installed for Christmas

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Window latches

Posted 10 months ago

We have a couple of broken latches on timber windows. One has a crack in the timber and has come loose the other is broken and will need replacing.

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Shed floor

Posted 1 month ago

I need the shed floor replace or overlaid with Ply as it currently has particle board which has holes in it. Need the job done as soon as possible.

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Door hanger

Posted 9 months ago

I need a new door hung including door handle and dead bolt. Also I have 2 sliding doors that need about 15 mm taken off the top. Has to be done on Tuesday 12th of March in the afternoon due to new flooring being layed in the morning.

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Replacement of parts of floor boards and six door handles

Posted 8 months ago

We live in a 1924 home. We had some holes in our floorboards presumably from bora that need repair so we can put underfloor insulation in. We also need to replace a number of door handles that have broken - these are the older style long big ones that are no longer in stock. We are hoping to get quotes for this work and for it to be completed soon.

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Stairs built off deck

Posted 1 year ago

I would like 3 stairs that run about 2m in length to come off my deck. Concrete base for them to sit on.

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New deck/ concrete entrance knocked down

Posted 1 year ago

We are wanting to build a new deck, 3m x 10m (est) with a side wall and a couple of steps most of the way around

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Robyn McMurdo

Posted 9 months ago

I’m needing a ramp with rails for my Mother. She has a concervatory off her lounge, which is her main access into her small house. There are steps at the moment which are unsuitable, old and dangerous for elderly with no hand rails at all. The steps are also not level with the conservatory’s frame.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 151,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Floor board repair


4th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Basic deck ... Grey St , Gladstone

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repairs to garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th January 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

flashing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 2
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Jim and Sons Limited

Joined August 2012

We are a very freindly,company,passionate about getting it right for the customer. We have been in the building industry for over 30 years,covering alterations/addition,s through to new homes. We can manage a project ,if required. Maintance is also a big part of our buisness. Please check the website for area,s covered and services provided. Look forward to hearing from potential new cli...

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Rutledge plumbing

Joined March 2014

Laser Plumbing Invercargill Rutledge Plumbing Ltd T/A Laser Plumbing Invercargill established in 2004, you can be sure of complete satisfaction in all work completed with prompt, friendly service and quality workmanship. When you require an experienced Plumber in Invercargill and the surrounding Southland region be sure to call Jason and his team! Laser Plumbing Invercargill offer a wide range...

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Bullot Contracting

Joined July 2013

We specialise in all aspects of fencing and building. With 19 years experience no job is to big or to small. Please call me today to discuss your next project. I have photos available of previous work that has been completed and I'm sure you will be impressed.

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Bang Bang Building Ltd

Joined July 2013

We are a established business trading for 8 years in Invercargill, we have two qualified builders with a combined 42 years of industry experience. I am sure that we can sort any of your building problems.

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BlackS Building Limited

Joined February 2017

As licensed building practioners and a member of Registered Master Builders Association. We can build to your needs, whether it be a new home, renovate kitchens, bathrooms, build a new deck or fence. We are professionals who get the job done on time, and to the highest standards.

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Blackwood Building

Joined November 2015

Qualified Builder licenced building practitioner. Specialise in residential and commercial builds. Also do renovations across Southland and Otago. Currently based in Queenstown. We also do painting and decorating. Blackwood Building is also proud to be a member of the Master Builders Association.

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Dion Bates Building Ltd

Joined April 2015

Qualified, licenced, registered master builder based in Invercargill servicing Southland, Southern Lakes and Central Otago areas. We specialise in new homes and renovations. We pride ourselves on our workmanship, service and completing jobs on time and on budget.

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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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Phil Huntley Builder Ltd

Joined August 2009

Over 20 years experience. Available for renovations, repairs and all building work inside and outside, including: * Kitchen and bathroom renovations and repairs. * Full interior refurbishments * Additions and alterations to existing houses * New house construction * Decks and fencing * Driveways and landscape construction * Emergency flood and damage repair No job too small or too big

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Grid Construction Ltd

Joined October 2016

Hi, We specialize in anything building. Whether its a small maintenance job through to your dream home or renovation. I am a LBP Accredited qualified builder and pride myself on working to deadlines providing high quality workmanship. Get in touch for competitive pricing. Look forward to working with you.

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BRAGG BUILDING & DESIGN LIMITED

Joined September 2014

Bragg Building & Design Limited is honest and reliable company that prides it's self on going the extra mile to achieve the results of every clients wants and dreams. Owner operator Shahn Bragg has been building in and around the Southland region for 14 years, and has experience in high end builds right down to small alterations. Bragg Buildings team together have more than 45years trade experi...

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Woodside Construction LTD

Joined July 2019

Hi, Woodside Construction is a small family company. We pride ourselves in our quality of work and dedication to achieve the ideals set out by the client. We specialise in small to medium renovations but we also have a lot of experience in new builds, alterations, light commercial, maintenance, landscaping etc. We strive to to provide detailed quotes and to be prompt and responsive to clie...

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Longwood building Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi there, bit about my self have 6 years of building experience 3 in commercial 3 in high end residential, love what I do and wouldn’t want to be doing it anywhere else then beutifull Southland! I take pride in my work and always use the mentality when doing jobs that if it was my house am I happy with it and how it looks ? Being reliable is something builders lack but I will always be straight...

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shane mccormack building ltd

Joined June 2014

Hi, i have been building both commercial and housing for the last 18 years. I have been trading in Invercargill for the last year and have worked mainly on house renovations. reroofs, installing kitset garages, i am very professional and take pride in my work making sure i meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on a budget. N...

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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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Catlins Coast Building Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi there We are a Building company covering Southland/Catlins/Otago Very professional and prompt contact Very fussy and neat and tidy quality work High end architectural background and also taking on all the small jobs Let us see how we can assist you ?

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J & L Building

Joined December 2015

Hi, as a Qualified builder I have experience in both new builds, renovations, also I have worked in Christchurch as a decking specialist. Growing up on a farm has taught me to work hard, good work ethics and the ability to push through to get the Job done. I promise to be Honest, reliable and present fair quotes.

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H and f chipping limited

Joined February 2019

Hi we are a local business in the Invercargill area. We offer a large array of services from new kitchens to flooring. We look forward to the opportunity to discus your project.

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Scott Sisson Builder Ltd

Joined February 2016

BUILDING I am a Licensed Builder with nearly 30 years experience in the building trade. I'm available for full contract or labour only contract for a new house build or renovations with a small team available. I work to high standards of workmanship and finish. FIRE INSTALLATIONS I offer a total fire installation service including a free on-site consultation, and will prepare an obligation fr...

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Armoured Fencing & Gates

Joined March 2013

Armoured Fencing & Gates is a small 1 man business who specialises in in house fabricated gates and automated access control. Wilson is professional, courteous and prides himself on doing quality work, while keeping the work site clean and tidy. Wilson treats all sites like it is his own home!

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