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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest carpentry case studies

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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.

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Deck construction

Posted 1 year ago

Resurface and old deck and extend the deck to twice it’s size (finished size will be approximately 10 by 3.5 metres) with bench seating around it, a ramp and some stairs. It’s < 1 metre high. Also possibly replace a large window off deck to a set of doors instead. Timeframe is ASAP.

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Deck repair

Posted 2 months ago

Deck and fence repair broken gate and removal of old deck install steps from house to outside

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Chair rail and Interior Wall Mouldings/Wainscoting

Posted 2 months ago

Hiya, We are looking to add a chair rail and wainscoting/interior wall moldings to a number of large walls in our home. We would like to start as soon as it suits once we have it quoted. Thanks!

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Retrofit skirtings

Posted 5 months ago

Need to have skirtings retrofit over top (special profile), new home.

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90M2 Deck Construction

Posted 10 months ago

Looking for a crew to assist with building a 90m2 deck in Mangatoroto, Kiapara - This is a unique project over the harbor, in the tide line - all footings are in place with consents and plans ready to go - it is the last part of a building restoration project to complete. Materials have been sourced and supplied - build only. Project to be completed within the next 6 weeks. Support Posts, Beam, Joists & Decking only - no railings to balustrades required.

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Lupis way - kaiwaka

Posted 7 months ago

2 separate timber doors and frames - needs the openings made a bit bigger and doors fitted. - approx. 2400 wide x 2000 high each. contact brian on ... or ... A.S.A.P.

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Wide bench, custom designed

Posted 1 month ago

I need a wide bench for organ playing, similar to a piano bench but wider. See photo below for an example with dimensions and finish: No need for a Hinged lid with music storage. But do need the heel rest. Thank you, Miguel

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To Make New Deck and Entrance Porch

Posted 1 year ago

I Would like to make 6m2 deck with handrails and stairs And Build a Porch in front of Entrance Door with Enclosure to stop rain splashing. Also need to put scribers for Sunroom.

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Window repair

Posted 1 month ago

Sash window. One side rotted. Needs repair.

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Deck extension and garden steps

Posted 5 months ago

Extension to current deck at front of house around second lounge. In addition require a set of steps built from garden down to paddock.

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Deck extension.

Posted 10 months ago

As our existing deck is too small, we need to extend it by approx 2.5 metres. Not a big area out the side of the house.

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Timber boardwalk

Posted 1 year ago

We are after a timber boardwalk, like a skinny deck. Size 1200mm x 7260mm

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30 sq m covered deck

Posted 1 year ago

Need a covered deck built at my place. Just over 30 sq m but have consent already. Needs to be done by a LBP. Can start asap.

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Deck including small excavation

Posted 6 months ago

- 18 meters x 4 meters to join existing deck - Excavation including drainage and small retaining wall next to deck

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Take off old deck and extend new deck with tin roof overhang

Posted 1 month ago

Hi - we have an existing covered deck that is too small to be useable - we would like it extended - new 150 mm wide boards on it and the roof line extended to cover the deck - I can provide photos if needed.

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Lounge built in shelving

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for a builder/carpenter/stopper/painter (I think!) to do a ‘small’ internal job. I say small cos it’s not like a full house build but I really don’t know what’s involved and keen to get some quotes. It’s boxing out a fake wall to install built in shelving? So guess it’ll probably need stopping & painting too? In the perfect world completed before Sept 18 but if not before November would be good. Currently have just plain flat wall and want to create the look shown in photo (without...

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Colin Foster - New Deck

Posted 9 months ago

Need a deck built, roughly 7m x 8m with trellis wall on one side.

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Small Deck For Spa Pool

Posted 6 months ago

Addition to existing low kwila deck to support a 2m x 2m spa pool.

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New deck build

Posted 1 week ago

We need a quote for a new 60 sqm deck to be built. 300mm off the ground level. All one level on flat site.

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Larger deck, ranch slider

Posted 1 year ago

I am looking at removing an single door an bay window to install a range slider & window, making a larger covered deck area .

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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.

L shaped Deck - Mangawhai

Work carried out by a subcontractor

6th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door/floor repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

30 sq m covered deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

L shaped Deck - Mangawhai

Work carried out by a subcontractor

6th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door/floor repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

30 sq m covered deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Boost Construction Limited

Joined January 2014

Boost Construction Ltd have been building and renovating quality homes for the past 15 years. While we specialise in renovations and new builds we enjoy smaller jobs and can met the clients needs with competitive quotes and timelines. We are a professional small building team and are keen to help you with your next project. We are fully insured and are LBP registered.

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Bricon Building & Construction Ltd

Joined December 2020

Hi, Whangarei based small Business with LBP Builder and apprentice . 14 plus years experience in the industry covering a wide range from residential to Commercial. New Build , Extensions , Renovations , Kitchens ,Bathrooms, Decks Pergolas ,Fences , sheds and the list goes on . We here at Bricon Pride our self's in doing a quality job completing in the time frame and budget set out. Even goi...

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Ninety By 45 Construction Limited

Joined March 2021

LBP Qualified Designer, Experience in regulatory and 8 years of designing/drafting with experience on site and great understanding of construction. LBP Qualified Builder (Adam) 15 years construction and project management.

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Southern star building and maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2018

We are a small but growing business who take on all general maintenance and carpentry work in and around your property. All jobs undertaken from small to large. Workmanship and quality guaranteed. We offer competitive quotes and meeting of deadlines.

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SJ Walker Builders ltd

Joined October 2020

SJ Walker Builders ltd specialise in renovations, maintenance and demolition. We are a small hardworking team who demonstrate quality workmanship and attention to detail.

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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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Mark Topliss

Joined October 2017

Hi I am a trade qualified Licensed Builder with 37 years experience specialising in renovation and repair work utilising old school skills and a high standard of finishing work in both Residential and Commercial.

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Five Star Contractors Ltd

Joined August 2015

Five Star Contractors Ltd are a registered NZ building company with qualified, licensed and insured tradesmen. Specializing in all aspects of residential building services from Re-Clads, New Builds, Extensions, Renovations, Alterations, Demolition, Decks, Fences, Landscaping, Concrete, Earthworks, Transport, Backyard Clean Ups, Maintenance and Organising All Other Trades. We can provide free quote...

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VIVED Construction Ltd

Joined May 2018

Owner, Shanon Agar has been working in the building industry for the past 17 years, with a growing passion for innovation and creating beautiful buildings. VIVED Construction is a team of passionate, hard-working tradesman that are serious about quality and believe that every home should have equal attention to detail and care throughout the build no matter how big or small. While we specialize...

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KAAP Contracting Ltd

Joined February 2020

Hi,we are a family business with over 25 years experience in Earthworks,Drainage, and Civil Construction including Retaining Walls, Fencing, Concrete Works and Landscaping. We can tackle all residential and commercial work from the smallest concrete repair to a complete subdivision. We pride ourselves on a professional service meeting all quality and deadline targets.

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Calibre Concrete & Civil

Joined July 2021

Hi, Our fleet has the capacity to carry out civil earthworks from commercial developments through to single residential projects. -Earthworks and Excavation -House cuts and slab prep -Truck and machinery hire -drainage -retaining Send through a quote request and our QS will be in touch.

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JC BUILD

Joined May 2020

Qualified builder, new builds, renovations small or large. Decks, retaining walls, pergolas, carports. For all your carpentry needs, I take pride in my workmanship and taking care of my clients needs. Always happy to hear what you need done. For a free quote get in touch. Cheers

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Black Key Limited

Joined September 2020

Hi small building team with great sub contractors to ensure a quality job. Good communication and planning are key to getting the work finished to a high standard. I’m Dave third generation builder and happy to talk over your job with you.

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Miach developments ltd

Joined December 2020

Miach developments thrive on providing there clients with high quality workmanship and tradesmen to do the project at hand. Small development specialists.

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NJB CONSTRUCT LTD

Joined November 2016

We are a building contractor that specialise in - Interior Fit Out Office Refurbishments Residential Renovations & Repairs Timber & laminate Flooring Bathroom Reno’s Decking We are by no means your cheapest contractor out there but you can be guaranteed quality workmanship along with constant communication throughout your job leaving you with a clean, tidy and reliable job finish....

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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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Belac Builders Ltd

Joined February 2021

Hi, I've been building for 8 years doing quality residential and light commercial renovations, Additions, Pergolas ,Decks and Fences, I pride myself in punctuality and finishing work the way I would want it in my own home -Bcito qualified -Licensed building practitioner Instagram : Belacbuilders_ltd Facebook : Belac builders LTD

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MPV Building Services Ltd

Joined August 2011

Been living and working out west for over 30 years. I'm into doing it right first time. Satisfaction guaranteed. Dislike people being ripped off. Fully equipped utes for a quick no mess, no fuss job. All debris removed. Hard to find good reliable help these days. In my time I have done a multitude of various types of jobs and projects. Some of these include Walkways, Bridges, Stairways. Various...

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Nick Angus Brett Construction

Joined August 2019

Hi, I’m Nick a qualified builder. Have worked on large commercial new builds and small to large renovations + extensions. Maintenance to painting Happy to have a chat about your work/odd jobs etc Cheers

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