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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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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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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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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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Make safe balastrading

Posted 4 months ago

Make safe balastrading on a deck/balcony

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Deck construction

Posted 4 days ago

Hi, I need a deck built that a garden cabin will be placed on to house a spa pool. The cabin dimensions are 3.6m x 2.7m . The ground is uneven and has vegetation on it but I will clear that before you start.

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Bathroom repaneling

Posted 4 months ago

I want to rip out the old bathroom panels and jib it with modern bathroom jib. Also want to put new shelves and kitchen and put a few boards on the outside of the house

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Replace old deck - Possibly cover it with basic pergola/roof

Posted 3 months ago

We have been quoted for a replacement/removal of our existing deck and building of a new deck. The quote was $6900.52 and we are looking if anyone who can beat this with the hope we will then be able to afford to cover the deck with a basic roof so we can use it more. As you can see from the photos the existing deck has sunk somewhat and is not well made! New retaining walls have been placed below. We are happy to take down part of the existing deck if this can help it getting a more competiti...

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Skirting repair

Posted 1 month ago

Repair to missing piece of skirting and corner trim in a porch room prior to carpeting on Thursday 13th June

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Shelves for laundry, by fold doors, mount dryer on wall

Posted 2 months ago

A few jobs in this. One is to design and put up shelves in the laundry alcove above the laundry sink. Mount the dryer on the wall (have the metal bracket) but may need a timber batten to span the bracket. Install floor to ceiling by-fold doors to close off laundry space. No timelines. you'll need to visit on site to discuss/quote.

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Sticking French doors to deck need new hinges

Posted 6 days ago

Hi I have a French door from lounge to deck. 1930’s Bach. Previously I used a handyman to paint and do some window repair. He tells me that the hinges need replacement and you can’t buy that size anymore so I need someone more experienced to make sure doors open and close properly.

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Mackay/Reid

Posted 2 months ago

Kitchen alterations. Install two doors + one window, and wall/ceiling linings

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Room divider / shelving unit (large)

Posted 2 months ago

1.2 (w) x 2.4 (h) x .250 (d) unit with a mix of closed and open shelves for entrance way. To be constructed in 18ml okume ply with polyurethane finish. Have existing plan with specifications. Unit to be built and installed please. Jobs needs to be completed asap.

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Repair ex-hot water cupboard

Posted 2 months ago

I switched to an external hot water cylinder, so now have a cupboard which needs fixing up. Previous cylinder was installed in 1950s and had pinhole leak so floor is slightly rotted. I am looking for someone to fix the floor and ensure its weather tight.

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Deck Replacement

Posted 3 months ago

We need the Steps of our Deck replacing. Would also like to get a quote for the rest of our deck to be replaced also.

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Waikanae Internal Balustrade

Posted 4 months ago

We have recently purchased a home with a dangerous balustrade that needs replacing. Approximately 10m. We need replacement asap.

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Re hinging a swollen deck wooden door

Posted 1 month ago

The door is catching on the frame on the lock side. The gap on the hinge side is close at the bottom and grows out from middle to top. The hinges also look rusty. There are 3 hinges.

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Jake Roos

Posted 1 month ago

This Lego wall unit is only 2/3rds done and I need a new tradie to finish it. It is built out of smartline ply, sanded and with the edges rounded, gaps filled and varnished. To complete it it needs another upright board on the right end of the shelving unit to double its thickness and match the others, and EITHER - sanding the stain on the front of the current desk back to match the rest and have the desk surface brought across to meet the shelf unit upright by securing another board on top of...

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Weatherboard repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have an issue with the house exterior weather boards on one section of a wall some are rotting and loose

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New Deck 30m2

Posted 4 weeks ago

Need new deck to install around 30m2. If price is good then can do 75m2.

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Archway, steps,

Posted 1 month ago

Build a wooden archway over drive, build some wooden steps, repair ceiling, miscellaneous handyman jobs.ASAP

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Small domestic corrugated iron cutting

Posted 1 month ago

We need to have a hole cut into some corrugated iron, so that our chickens can get through. I would like to have it done as soon as possible. I don't think it will take very long.

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Build deck and verandah

Posted 1 month ago

Remove old deck and relocate it, and build a verandah over it. Approximately 3.5m x 2m. ASAP. Thanks.

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Linda Hackworthy

Posted 2 months ago

Small deck off my sleepout

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 139,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Small Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re hinging a swollen deck wooden door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair ex-hot water cupboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

flatpack wardrobe assembly

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New deck (plus other maintenance)

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mirror put up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Enclosed deck

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Deck cleaning and oiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Skirting repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Timber pergola

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Enclose existing shed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

New french doot

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Railing & Gates

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

patio

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bench Seats

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace laundry particle board flooring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build deck and verandah

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

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Wilson Contracting

Joined June 2017

Hi i have been building for just over 10 years with most work being architectural new builds with the last 2 years being in comercial interior fitouts. I am trade qualified and have been for 5 years. I am very fussy with detailed work and have a huge amount of pride in my work. No job is to big or to small and i have very competitive rates.

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Tony's Painting & Building Services

Joined November 2016

We provide a high quality cost effective service for all your home and commercial needs. Exterior and interior painting undertaken by painters with 20 years plus experience. Interior and exterior maintenance carries out by an experienced builder. Happy to quote for large and smaller jobs, Satisfaction is a high priority for us and we won't let you down. Cheers Tony

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Oriel

Joined March 2016

Oriel is a reliable, high quality building service specialising in repair and renovation, but we do it all from a new home, bathroom or kitchen to insulating your roof, hanging a door or replacing a weatherboard. Trade qualified, we take care of it all from the building work to decorating and along with our reliable team of subcontractors you're in safe hands. Our aim is to make it easy and hassle...

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Lloyd Casey

Joined November 2015

30+ years, servicing the greater Wellington area, specialising in painting, plastering and building maintenance. We pride ourselves in friendly, good quality workmanship and prompt service.

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RBS Commercial & Residential Contractors

Joined November 2013

we are local wellington contracting company specializing in commercial and residential building, painting and plastering. From small jobs to the big jobs we have the team. Project management, shop fit out, Commercial & Residential Painting & Decorating, Remedial Maintenance, Roof inspection, rectification, Asbestos removal & Incapsulation, House Alterations, Fencing. Within our company we have 2 q...

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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 just started my own business and for the last two year's 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.we also have a digger and truck that makes up the other half of the business , for all your small earthworks requirements.

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Timbr Tec NZ Limited

Joined May 2011

Dear home owner, For the last 25 years we have been making furniture, windows, doors, interior fittings and renovating homes in New Zealand, Germany and Switzerland. Certified in Project Management, our skills ensure that we deliver quality work, on time and to budget. Call us for a free quote, you won’t be disappointed. Regards, Your TimbrTec team

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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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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a home maintenance company in the Manawatu/ Whanganui/ Hawkes Bay Region offering a comprehensive range of maintenance services using both internal staff and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can accept payment by major credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa), cash or direct credit. Why use Level Ridge? 1. Remove the...

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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Elite Building services

Joined June 2010

Qualified carpenter with 16 years experience. Need a quality on budget on time builder? Brent at Elite Building Services can take care of any project, be it a kitchen or bathroom makeover, tiling, re piling, renovations/extensions or a complete house build. I will give you a comprehensive quote at a competitive price, also offering project managment services and building consultation....

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Property solutions

Joined February 2017

Hi I provide quality maintenance solutions with prompt service and high quality workmanship a priority please read my reviews placed by satisfied customers. I look forward to meeting you assisting you with your needs. Jobs completed on time and on budget.

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Simply Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2018

Simply property maintenance aims to make property maintenance simple. By using experienced, qualified and tested staff we make any project stress and hassle free for the client. Understanding their needs and personal requirements means we can tailor any job around you, the client. With our vast network of trades people and our professional consultancy team our goal is to deliver a high quality...

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Legacy Building NZ Limited

Joined March 2017

Hi, We are a local family owned business. Our lead carpenter completed his apprenticeship under a New Zealand award winning carpenter in 2003 and has been building new houses and renovating old ones ever since. He is BCITO/NZQA accredited and a licensed building practitioner (LBT.) We work hard to meet deadlines for project completion and we take as much care with your small projects as we do w...

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DnR Contracting

Joined April 2019

We specialise in the smaller jobs the big building companies have no time for. We do most things and have over 25 years joint experience in the building industry. We pride ourselves on providing a fantastic service so you will he happy to recommend us to others.

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Glass Innovate Ltd

Joined February 2019

Glass Innovate is one of Wellingtons top Glass and Glazing companies. Our professional qualified glaziers can install anything to do with glass. From a simple single pane window, to specialized unusual projects that other glaziers wouldn't touch, we can do anything. Some of what we can do include: Splashbacks Frameless Showers Glass Table Tops Customized Aquariums Windows Mirrors Balus...

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Sticks and Stones Property Maintenance and Landscaping

Joined June 2018

Sticks & Stones Property Maintenance services the Wellington, Lower Hutt, Porirua and the Kapiti Coast areas with commercial and private property Fencing decks and retaining walls Carpentry Landscaping Services Repairs and maintenance minor Renovations, painting, decorating, plastering

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NBC Ltd

Joined August 2017

NBC Ltd is an experienced Wellington painter and decorator business committed to exceptional service to deliver all interior and exterior house painting jobs on time and within budget. I can also fixed or repaired house both inside and outside. For inside I can do the wall, plastering, chipboard, doors and ceiling, outside I can do the weatherboard and roof, I can also do a fence. To make your...

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Kapiti Hardscaping and Handyman Services ltd

Joined June 2019

We are a small Hardscaping and Handyman company, we specialize in landscaping and Hardscaping, fencing and deck construction. And general handyman services, we can help solve almost any problem around your house garden or lifestyle block

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