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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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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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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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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

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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

Posted 4 weeks 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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Pergola

Posted 5 months ago

I have a large deck and would like a pergola 5m x 3.5m on it. Preferably wood with a translucent roof.

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Deck cleaning and oiling

Posted 4 months ago

Front deck of the house needs cleaning and oiling.

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Carpentry, electrian require

Posted 5 months ago

I have a 3.40 metres long by 2.84 metre wide bedroom to build a solid wood/timber double loft size (roughly, if it fits) bed for a young teenage girl with a built in ladder. We will need an electrician for a reading light.

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Pilates equipment assembly and fix

Posted 3 months ago

Wooden Studio Reformer and Reformer Half Trapeze Attend to assembly and issues customer is having (assembly instructions available on site) -One of the shoulder rests fell apart when taking it out of the packaging - all the screws fell out of the back. -The aluminium extrusion that the rollers run on ( on both reformers) have burrs in the aluminium therefore making it very bumpy & not a smooth glide which it should be. -The push through bar on the tower has way to much lateral movement in i...

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Waikanae Internal Balustrade

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Laundry storage

Posted 2 months ago

Looking to get built in or other storage solution in our laundry to finish the room off

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Peka Peka Pergola

Posted 4 months ago

Pergola 5m x3m to go over an existing deck. Tin roof. I have been sadly let down by a local builder. If by a miracle I would like it completed by Christmas.

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Paraparaumu

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for contractor to do roughly a months work on site working in with other staff. Looking to start as early as possible.

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New Deck

Posted 3 months ago

We need a deck built to join to houses, the total area could be up to 25 m2. The deck needs to be separate from the house and will provide access into the houses. We would like a per meter cost.

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Overdue maintenance

Posted 3 months ago

*Quality on a budget * 3 bedroom Keith Hay style/era house is in need of TLC. if familiar with these buildings you could imagine what may be needed: part floor replacement in laundry & 1 bedroom, kitchen bench replaced (have the "new" one in storage), back entrance completed. plasterboard replaced, leak in roof near chimney & possibly bathroom sort out (may be cause of rotton floor in bedroom), aluminum windows & ranch slider needed to be looked at too. mid range of posted budget is desired...

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Need a deck

Posted 4 months ago

I want a wooden deck on top of a concrete pad

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Pergola

Posted 5 months ago

We have recently had a deck built and now interested in a pergola over most of it so it's water proof. We still want a much natural light to come through. Dimentions roughly are 5 meters by 3 meters. Give or take. We are interested in some free quotes.

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Baby stair gates

Posted 3 months ago

Hi we have bought a 1960s house with a metal stair balastrade. We have a 1 yr old baby and need to make it safe for him. In a previous house we lined the landing with plywood and screwed in wooden baby gates, but as this one is metal its proving to be a bit tricky. Ideally we'd like these done asap as he's on the go!

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Replacing a cracked floor bearer

Posted 3 months ago

I have discovered a cracked bearer under the bathroom of my old house and would like it replaced. The timber is old hard rimu 100x75 but other parts of the subfloor are the same size sawn pine

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Bathroom repaneling

Posted 1 month 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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Patio

Posted 3 months ago

want to close off part of patio with perplex

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New large deck, ballistrade to finish, stairs to repair, new fencing and gates

Posted 5 months ago

1. Our two storey house has a very large deck area which sits over the double garage. The area has been finished with a membrane, ready for new decking. It will join onto existing decking which extends around the side of the house on the upper level. We'd like to get quotes using either recycled composite or timber. 2. One corner of the existing deck ballistrade needs finishing where it joins at an angle. 3. Our back door stairs are quite old and need checking; some of the treads may need...

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Deck Replacement

Posted 1 day 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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Make safe balastrading

Posted 1 month ago

Make safe balastrading on a deck/balcony

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 133,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

New french doot

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd June 2018

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

flatpack wardrobe assembly

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Enclose existing shed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

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

Enclosed deck

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

timber deck - 3.5m x 6 m with hot tub inset

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trim bottom of 2 interior doors.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2017

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

Replace laundry particle board flooring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dianne

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st September 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front Door Refurbishment

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Bach patch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bench Seats

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2018

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

Small Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck cleaning and oiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 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

patio

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

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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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stevefixit

Joined July 2010

Hi, I've been in the building trade now for approx 20 years. I was a master painter by trade originally but liked the idea of making things so I went into the carpentry trade and qualified. My expertise is designing and building decks, fences and smaller jobs. I prefer the one to one personal touch. I don't enjoy the bigger commercial side of works as much. I have many, many pictures of w...

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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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04CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

Joined March 2019

Hi, we can do anything around your house, from small fences to full renovations and even new houses, we provide a professional quality service and take care of project management too.

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Phill Bonner builder

Joined February 2018

I am a qualified builder and LBP who has been working on high end homes for the last 16 years mixed in with some light commercial. I have recently been working as a project manager for a prominent NZ housing company so am well equipped and able to manage your entire project be it large or small, to an efficient timeline. No job is too small so give me a call to let us help you turn your dreams i...

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Hydro plumbing maintenance ltd

Joined April 2015

If it needs water you need us. From everyday plumbing issues to full bathroom or kitchen renovations to installing appliances. We have a wide range of product knowledge specialising in maintenance plumbing. We offer all gasfitting from servicing to installing new appliances. We cater for every budget, work with the other tradies to get your job done on time. PROBLEM SOLVED!

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MHP CONTRACTING LIMITED

Joined April 2019

At MHP Contracting, our goal is to not only help you design and build your dream, but to make the process easy and enjoyable for you. We are a full-service design/build company with a wide range of experience. We can help you with all phases of your renovation or decorating: architecture and design, building and decorating your dream home. Our excellent reputation and long list of satisfied c...

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Astro Building & Maintenance

Joined June 2018

With over 30 years experience in construction, ASTRO Maintenance boast a wide knowledge and skills. Based in Levin, Horowhenua ASTRO Maintenance can accommodate various jobs throughout Horowhenua, Manawatu-Wanganui and Kapiti Coast. From small maintenance repairs to all inside and outside renovations, ASTRO Maintenance provides a professional, high standard, reliable building and maintenance serv...

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Melgrim building LTD

Joined March 2019

Hi, We are two reliable, qualified builders specialising in both residential and commercial sectors. All of the jobs we undertake are completed to a high standard and we pride ourselves on our work ethic and competitive pricing. We possess a wide range of knowledge and skills, enabling us to cater to your building needs, including the following: -Interior renovations, including kitchens...

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Bramit Contracting

Joined March 2019

Bramit Contracting can supply to any of your needs. With three owners of which one is a builder, one is an electrician and one is a plumber, we can sort everything you need done for you, taking the stress away from the job and helping it to become a smooth, enjoyable process.

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Painting and Property Maintenance

Joined December 2018

Painting and Property Maintenance offers quality job for reasonable and affordable prices. We provide professional full-service in interior- exterior house painting and renovating. We also provide full service in gardening and lawn mowing. Quality is our priority means we pride ourselves in our work ethics and our determination to ensure that we exceed above and beyond our customer expectations e...

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Bespoke Wooden Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2018

Solutions for your property: gates, decks, and fences. I specialise in manufacture and installation of wooden gates - and other landscape construction work. I also do flatpack assembly (including kitchens).

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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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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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Qian

Joined April 2018

I've been doing new builds and renovations for about 10 years. i specialise in major renovations and new builds also would like to do some smaller jobs from time to time.

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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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Rubios Pro Limited

Joined August 2018

Hello Dear, We are a reliable and trustworthy company with the experience and skills required to be able to provide the most professional care to maintain your house looking as good as you would want it. We can ensure you that our workers are hardworking and are ready to finish the jobs as soon as required with a great quality job . Call us for a free quote, good prices guaranteed.

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Truline Group NZ

Joined May 2018

Truline Group's building contractors are specialists in building fences, decks, garden sheds, pergolas & retaining walls. Over the last 10 years we have built a brand of assurance providing a reputable service throughout the lower North Island.

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