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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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Kitset portable cabin

Posted 1 week ago

I have ordered a portable cabin that comes as a kitset. I would need someone to put this together plus something as a base for it to sit on (slates or deck) which I am not quite sure about yet.

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Need a gap in the wood around the bottom of my house fixed

Posted 4 weeks ago

I've got a gap in the wood that runs around the bottom of my slightly raised house that I need to be fixed as the dog keeps getting under the house through it. Looks to be just one board that is missing, but I don't have the tools or knowledge to sort it myself. I've been trying to use the large wooden beam in the picture to block the hole but it keeps falling off the narrower boards used.

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INSTALL PLY CEILING PANELS MASTER BEDROOM

Posted 2 months ago

Installation of ply..bamboo..ceiling panels in master bedroom over existing ceiling

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Verandah post and pavers repair

Posted 3 months ago

Replace one verandah post with 100x100mm dressed and treated timber and appropriate footing. Also quote for replacement of approx six cracked concrete pavers and relaying of approx 10-12 pavers.

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New deck with tiling

Posted 1 week ago

Build a low deck onto an existing pad. The pad to be tiled. Max height for the deck is roughly 500mm. Roughly 45 m of new decking. Roughly 9m of tiling.

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Panel removal

Posted 1 week ago

Removal of panels on deck roof. 6 on front deck, 11 on back, they are starting to break and fall anyway. Hopefully easy job for someone local. Very keen to get done asap.

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Rental property damage to repairs in walls and replacement sliding door

Posted 2 months ago

Quote only required please to repair holes in hardboard walls in rental property and replacement sliding door. Address is Raumati Beach.

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Pool Deck and fence

Posted 2 months ago

Pool currently Unfenced and needs pool deck and fence. Deck about 120sqm pool fence modular panels and timber. Plus Restore front timber fence fallen over in storms and instal pre Made gate

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Wall removal

Posted 2 months ago

I have a lockwood home that has a 3/4 wooden wall between the kitchen and lounge area (the wall is 2 metres high but does not reach the ceiling). I would like to remove a section of the wall (140cm wide) down to bench height. Considerations are a woodburner in front of the wall section on the lounge side and light switches to kitchen lights on the kitchen side.

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OGR decking

Posted 3 months ago

I would like wooden decking (wide kwila) built out at ground level from a downstairs room. Approximate dimension = 5x2.5m. There is an existing concrete path that is to be removed. Alternatively, could you please quote for paving this area as another option.

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Otaki deck build

Posted 1 month ago

Replacement of old deck with new shape, some extra piling, steps and pergola

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Stud Wall and Gib Ceiling

Posted 3 months ago

I'm looking to put a stud wall up (to hide double garage doors) and have Gib & insulation put up against the existing garage rafters to make a ceiling. Will require additional timber dwangs installing and an old section of poorly done ceiling (not me btw !!!) Your brief: a) Visit my house, measure and give me a list of required materials b) I will obtain materials myself unless you can obtain cheaper 'at trade' prices ie. my expected cost is for 'labour only' c) Construct the required wal...

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Deck washing and painting/re-staining

Posted 1 month ago

We are wanting someone to wash then paint or re-stain our two decks. One is a large deck around the back of the house and the other a small deck at the front door entrance. The decks need to be thoroughly cleaned with a deck washing solution, not water blasting. We then require the decks to be painted/re-stained. We are open to advice once the decks are thoroughly cleaned. We would like this work to be carried a.s.a.p.

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Deck extension required (PRE XMAS)

Posted 2 months ago

Needing original deck extended a few metres and stairs installed.

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Deck build

Posted 3 months ago

Old deck needs removed. New second story deck built to replace it.

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Balcony/deck extension

Posted 4 months ago

Have concept plans waiting for engineer to do their job now, extending existing decking looking at provista to do the balustrade so this will be just for the poles and actual decking floor -note we know that we need a Licensed Practitioner for the job

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Essential

Posted 2 months ago

Doors replaced nd outside panel

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Scotia for one room and build a fire surround

Posted 1 month ago

1. Install new scotia in one bedroom 2. Install a mantle and some decorative framing around a decorative brick fireplace (may include building) 3. Also quote for replacing some floorboards.

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Cabana build to be completed October

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there, I need a carpenter to give me a hand to build a cabana next to my pool. The basic design is a decking base, back, and roof, with the roof being held up by 2 posts at the front corners so the whole front and sides is open. Its a shade structure for hot days. Size is approximately 3.6m x 4.1m for the main cabana, then there is a small section of decking to the side that is not covered by the roof which is approximately 7m2. I will supply all the timber and have it onsite ready to go....

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Roof piece removed and replaced

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need to small piece of rotted roof cut away and replaced prior to spouting work going in. If it could be done in the next couple of weeks that would be great (See photo). Can be by small ladder easily.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 210,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Otaki deck build

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Deck alignment and concrete repair/ sealing

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd August 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Essential

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden window frames sanding and decoraying

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace damaged floor boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Robin Peace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck support redo

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck builders wanted

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pergola repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement of rusty window hinges

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rehang existing bifold larder door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th March 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Pergola near the beach

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd October 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

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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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DRB Building Limited

Joined May 2019

I am currently near completing my carpentry apprenticeship and have been working in the industry for 3 years. I am available for small jobs at this stage and have all tools and knowledge available to complete these to a timely and professional standard.

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Wellington Painting & Renovations

Joined April 2017

We offer experience of high quality interior painting, renovations, design, planning and construction. Kitchens, bathrooms, basement renovations.You can expect from us the highest standard for a reasonable price, and we always do our job in tip-top condition! All estimates and advice are free and remember there is no job too small or too big for us!

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Greig Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

Greig Building Solutions have a vast range of experience including new builds, alterations and extensions, specializing in decks, fences and retaining walls. Our work standard is very high and we aim to deliver cost effective solutions. We provide competitive quotes and will attempt to beat any quote.

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Daves Home Improvement

Joined July 2021

Small building jobs, landscaping, decks, fences, room refits, laminate flooring, gib fixing, painting, pre sale tidy ups, hedge trimming, water blasting, lawn mowing, retaining walls, repairs and maintenance. No job too small. Small business who take pride in there work. References from happy customers. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions.

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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, and Taihape. Our service...

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JKlass Construction Limited

Joined September 2021

Hi there we have been building for 10 plus years with experience in high end homes to small renovations. Specialise in finishing work. (Shopefitter by trade) Open to anything, Kids play houses, toys, Man caves, or just a revamp of your kitchen or bathroom. We pride ourselves in doing an A-Class job to the highest of quality. No jobs too small

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City Works

Joined November 2017

Hi City Works specialize in residential landscape design and construction. We have a small team of skilled staff to complete your landscapin­g needs in profession­al manner. We love working outdoors. Build fences, retaining walls, driveways, dig' outs, pathways. Work to enhance your property install synthetic/artificial lawn, ready lawn, paving and tiling Can accommodat­e jobs both big a...

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The Odd Job Guy

Joined September 2021

Hi, I offer handyman services to the greater wellington area, from my base in Whitby, Porirua. I have years of experience behind me, which I use to bring you great quality work, at an affordable price.

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Building renovator

Joined March 2017

Hi, I have been building for 20 years, I am a licensed builder, and licensed plumber, and a certified water proofer. I have completed some large renovations but also do the smaller jobs as well. I like to do reno work as it is more satisfying. and pleasing the customer is my ultimate aim I can always guarantee satisfaction.

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Sorted Construction Limited

Joined May 2021

Hi, I am a Licensed Building Practitioner and Qualified builder. Have been in this trade now for 15years have worked both commercial and residential. Ive just started my own business. I Specialise in minor and major renovations, building and maintenance. We are Masters in structural alteration and repairs our work is clean and tidy and always deliver quality service ....we are here to get it sor...

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1Build Group

Joined May 2021

Hi, we have a 25 years experience in the building industry and specialize in renovations small or big. We can bring your project to life and endeavor to keep you involved in every process.

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Joe Paul contracting

Joined May 2021

Hi there, Thanks for choosing to view my profile. I am a civil engineer and also a builder, and my business partner is an experienced LBP (Licensed Building Practitioner). We believe that every job we do is neither too small and simple, nor too large and complex. So no matter what the job is, we are the guys you want to call. Best, Joe

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Lachlan Whelan

Joined January 2021

Over 10 years experience designing and building high quality timber gates, fences and small builds (chicken hutches, dog houses). You will get quick and clear communication, great quotes and delivery by the deadline.

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general Handyman Work, Gib Board repairs / Click Clank Laminate Flooring / Painting Interior and Exterior / Fencing / Decking / Touch up Plastering / general non compliance building work / Water Blasting / Fitting Doors and Hardware / Skirtings etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of per...

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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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H&S CONTRACTING LTD

Joined April 2007

I am a proffesional experienced qualified licensed builder with 20 years in the building industry I'm up for any challange no job to big or to small we offer competitive pricing and free quoting for your budget.

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Collins Carpentry ltd

Joined November 2011

ive been building for 20+ years and am still enjoying the trade. mainly work on housing/renovations, decks ect but also experienced in larger commercial projects aswell as insurance and maintenance work. A small crew of top notch guys who enjoy a laugh and working together. Always do a top quality job and complete on time. We take pride in our work and achievements and am always looking for n...

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Keane Contracting

Joined August 2019

We do it all Keane Contracting is a family run business specializing in a range of services such as: General Construction, Building Inspections, Earth Works, Painting, Concreting, Property Cleaning and Grounds Maintenance. We network with other professional contractors to assist with any specific property maintenance needs you may have, leaving you stress free with top quality results at...

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LMD Builidng LTD

Joined July 2018

Hi, im a 22 Year old builder, iv had my company for two years now and have been in the building industry myself for 5 years. we pride ourselves in competitive prices with honest high quality workmanship. We mostly focus on smaller jobs at the moment while growing our business, renovations, decks, fences and anything in-between, handyman work etc.

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