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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest carpentry case studies

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

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.

Convert window to door and build deck

Posted 11 months ago

Build a deck and convert a bedroom window into a doorway that would lead onto the deck.

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6m x 2m deck (short notice)

Posted 7 months ago

Heya, I am wanting to get a 6m x 2m deck built at a property in Invercargill. I have just had a builder cancel with this job, It's very short notice as I will need the job done by 8th of March. If time is an issue there is a possibility to just build the subframe and then I can finish the job. Please get back to me if you are available to help here?

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Design & build fitted sliding door cabinets & bench top - horse float

Posted 8 months ago

I'm after someone who can build lightweight cabinets and bench top in the front of a horse float. Cabinet doors will be sliding. Cabinet work only required, will get a welder as needed to sort out the attachment points etc as required by your design. Similar to attached picture, but 4 sliding doors only on bottom row (roughly equal size). Additional cabinets to go on bench top, one each side of front window (not shown in picture- would fill space from bench to roof cabinet), and roof cabinet si...

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Fascia Board

Posted 1 month ago

Rotten fascia board needing replacement On 1950’s house I have no idea of the cost so am unabke to guess on what i expect the cost to be.

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Erect a shed.

Posted 5 months ago

Erect a shed under existing covered yards to be level access from a caravan to extend living space.

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Billboard rebuild #2

Posted 6 months ago

We have 2 billboards on SH1 in Mataura that are warping and rotting outer frame. Require a quote on reframing and re-plying face

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Design & build fitted sliding door cabinets & bench top - horse float #2

Posted 8 months ago

I'm after someone who can build lightweight cabinets and bench top in the front of a horse float. Cabinet doors will be sliding. Cabinet work only required, will get a welder as needed to sort out the attachment points etc as required by your design. Similar to attached picture, but 4 sliding doors only on bottom row (roughly equal size). Additional cabinets to go on bench top, one each side of front window (not shown in picture- would fill space from bench to roof cabinet), and roof cabinet si...

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Strip and Deck Veranda

Posted 6 months ago

Need to strip off tiles etc that are there currently and then level it so water does pool, then bolt down runners and put down decking.

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Window sash replace

Posted 8 months ago

require a new window sash to be made and installed. Also need some weatherboards replaced at another property

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Fixing floor after fire removed

Posted 5 months ago

Floorboards laid on top of concrete pad where the fire was taken out and skirting board put back on. The house was built in the 1960. The floorboards are 85cm t and g. I don’t have replacement boards.

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Wall repair

Posted 5 months ago

Fill and mend hole in a toilet and hallway. Replace wall railing.

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Door plane and rehang x6

Posted 8 months ago

Hi guys, have just had a house-lot of new carpet installed and am needing to get 6 interior wooden doors planed down and rehung ASAP - the sooner the better

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Replace Window Frame

Posted 3 months ago

Carpenter to replace window frame in house. Not sure of the cost..

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Dog door install

Posted 5 months ago

Dog door put into wood ply door

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All general building repairs #2

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for a trade or competent handyman to undertake general repairs and upkeep on my rental properties. Currently require weatherboard replacements. New door. New window sash. Spouting repairs. Shed roof repair and the list goes on.

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Sleepout

Posted 6 months ago

10m2 sleepout build, to be fully complete including installation

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All general building repairs

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for a trade or competent handyman to undertake general repairs and upkeep on my rental properties. Currently require weatherboard replacements. New door. New window sash. Spouting repairs. Shed roof repair and the list goes on.

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Fix Squeaky Floorboards and floor repair

Posted 4 months ago

To Screw down floorboards throughout house and fix floor where hearth has been taken out so new carpet can be installed. The carpet is removed.

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Design & build fitted sliding door cabinets & bench top - horse float #3

Posted 8 months ago

I'm after someone who can build lightweight cabinets and bench top in the front of a horse float. Cabinet doors will be sliding. Cabinet work only required, will get a welder as needed to sort out the attachment points etc as required by your design. Similar to attached picture, but 4 sliding doors only on bottom row (roughly equal size). Additional cabinets to go on bench top, one each side of front window (not shown in picture- would fill space from bench to roof cabinet), and roof cabinet si...

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Deck strengthening

Posted 3 months ago

Have a spa and need deck strenghened to carry weight of 1300kg over 2x2m

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

6m x 2m deck (short notice)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th March 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hole in floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Balcony Restoration

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Home Maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2019

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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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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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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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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Glide On Services Ltd

Joined January 2018

Welcome to Glide On Services Ltd. Southland Owned and Operated, we are the 'go to' specialists for all your Landscaping, interior/exterior Painting and Property Maintenance needs. With 15 years experience in the Trade and Construction industry we are well equipped to take care of the the projects you want done. From home repairs to home improvement through to a complete landscape makeover, we a...

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Eur roofing ltd

Joined February 2021

The human mind is the limitation, roofing can be folded like origami more questions feel free to ask or check out cassbayhouse on Instagram or grand designs.

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder Truck Drivers,Machine Operators full licenced *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) and LBP *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool...

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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Manaia Build Nz

Joined February 2020

... ... New Kitchens. Bespoke custom furniture. Entertainment Units. Shop Fit outs. High End cabinetry. Renivations. New Bathrooms. New Showers. New Flooring. Staircases. Decks. New Houses. All Building works. Text or call ... ... ...

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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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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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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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Paintmasters

Joined March 2017

Trade qualified painting team.Seeking any job big or small! Will travel, competitive rates and free quotes. Experienced in various types of wall covering installation, all aspects of painting and decorating, competent in spray finishing, we also do any plastering/crack repairs. We work fast and efficiently - getting the job done right the first time! Can provide references of our work on request

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Blackwood Building

Joined November 2015

Qualified Builder licenced building practitioner. Specialise in residential and commercial builds, renovations and retaining walls. We also do painting and decorating. Based in Invercargill we work across the entire Southland region and Queenstown.

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Elite Build South

Joined July 2016

Hi Mike here Elite Build South Ltd, Elite Build South is looking for more work for the 2020 Period, Although a lot of adjustment is needed during these times, the silver lining is that we are still available for your building projects and may be the best time to start your project we have a few gaps to fill as of now, We pride our selves in doing the job Right the First Time and completing al...

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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 18 years, and has experience in high end builds right down to small alterations. Bragg Buildings team together have more than 50 +years trade expe...

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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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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Fortal Builders

Joined August 2020

We are proudly builders with vast experience in on wood fence, gates and general fencing. We have several experienced partners for your renovation and landscaping projects!

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