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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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URGENT: Carpentry and remove old tiles

Posted 2 months ago

Bathroom renovation remove old wooden cabinet and repair skirts, remove old wooden wall splitters from two rooms, remove old kitchen and bathroom tiles. Remove wooden board and one vanity and repair prior to new install.

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Replace damaged floor boards

Posted 1 month ago

The bathroom floor is currently carpeted. The floor directly infront of the shower is water-damaged. We are wanting to replace the floor boards, and replace the carpet with vinyl. This may also involve checking and repairing the shower sealing, as we believe this to be the source of the leak.

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Replace rotted timber

Posted 1 month ago

Ranch slider has leaked at bottom corner causing the bottom of the timber framing in the wall to Rott. I want the rotten timber to be replaced and the replaced and gib stopped. I don’t think it’s extensive (from what I can see) Looking for early commencement of work

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Deck restoration

Posted 2 months ago

our deck needs some restoration will need a quote

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Balcony/deck extension

Posted 1 week 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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QUOTE TO REPLACE OR REPAIR WOODEN INT WINDOW SILLS and EXTERIOR WINDOW LEDGE

Posted 2 months ago

We have a wooden exterior window ledge that looks as though it's rotten and needs replaced. We also have window sills inside that need some repair or replacement. We need quotes for both.

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Replace Timber Framing in Wall

Posted 1 month ago

The bottom of the ranch slider has leaked into the adjoining wall. As far as I can see a bit of horizontal framing has rotted away. Looking for the timber to be replaced and Gib wall replaced and plastered ready for painting. Leak has not effected exterior wall and I would like that to be kept intact. Looking for job to be done ASAP.

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Deck Replacement

Posted 1 month ago

We would like to remove the existing deck and replace it with a new one. We would also like to extend the deck around the house

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Builder

Posted 1 month ago

Need a builder to start asap

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Deck support redo

Posted 3 months ago

As you can see from the photos, the support beam here has cracked. There has been repeated water damage from water dripping from a leaky guttering. On top some of the decking planks have sagged. I need the support redone. I don't think deck planks need replacing. I don't have a timeframe, but once started I would like it done in a week.

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Pergola repair

Posted 2 months ago

The structure has been damaged by a big tree root. A post, possibly two, are needed to get this pergola with novalite roof back on an even keel. Potentially, some of the old white bricks will need to come down too. The rotten horizontal timber running over the stonework will need replacing. Timeline: preferably before 11 June 2021. Other considerations: the house has just been painted but the pergola hasn’t. Pergola with roof is functional so want to keep it pretty much as is.

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Deck build

Posted 17 hours ago

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

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Replacing weatherboard

Posted 4 months ago

We have one rotten weatherboard on our garage, plus a barge board behind a piece of guttering that needs replaced too.

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Repair and paint to weatherboards

Posted 3 months ago

I have a weatherboards house. There is one small area where there is a bit of rot in the wooden panel. This section needs to be replaced and painted. Some of the corners of the house need sanding and soakers placed on the corners and there a re couple of soakers to be placed on the flat boards. This is not a huge job, but needs someone who can replace the rotted section of weatherboard (30CM and paint it

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Pergola near the beach

Posted 2 months ago

There is an existing deck on which I want to have a free standing pergola. The pergola would be approx 9 metres long and approx 3 metres wide. It would need uprights of dressed timber, put into concrete footings for posts on each of the long sides. The attached drawing shows 3 uprights but 4 may be needed. The tops of the uprights would be joined both along the sides and across the deck to form rectangles with all joints bolted. Approximately 3 metres plus of each post would be above ground. O...

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Replace wooden front door

Posted 3 months ago

New front door, handle and installation

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Window frame repair

Posted 1 month ago

The weight of the Venetian blinds in our bedroom has pulled the wooden frame above the window away from the ceiling panel - please see attached photo. We are located in Waikanae and are pretty flexible regarding the timing. Many thanks

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Seeking quote for new deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

Needing old deck removed and new one put in place with extension. Trellis will need to be removed as well.

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Front fence and side Decking.

Posted 4 months ago

Want a new front fence and gates. Preferably Corrugated with wooden framing. Also want a new side deck. With step downs. (Want it at much lower and across to the neighbors fence.)

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Outside window sill repair

Posted 2 months ago

By the looks the whole sill is rotten and will need replacing. Water is leaking into the house. The window does not open and the glass is not broken and the frame looks fine. The house is currently rented so will need to arrange times with the tenant. Looking for quotes.

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Recent carpentry reviews

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Plane and fit existing doors.

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9th November 2019

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 4
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 5
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Shelves for laundry, by fold doors, mount dryer on wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Rehang existing bifold larder door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th March 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Archway, steps,

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4th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck construction

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7th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Replace damaged floor boards

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25th June 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

Deck builders wanted

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16th February 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Deck support redo

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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 deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Replacement of rusty window hinges

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st December 2020

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

Rotten exterior roof board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Astro Building & Maintenance

Joined June 2018

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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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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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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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Greig Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

I am trade qualified in carpentry. I have a vast range of experience including new builds, alterations and extensions. I specialize in decks, fences and retaining walls. I also do small jobs like replacing rotten weatherboards and property maintenance. I have a very high standard of work and always keep the site clean.

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Rubios Pro Limited

Joined August 2018

Hello There, 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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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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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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Clash Furniture Makers

Joined April 2017

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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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Sticks and Stones Landscape Construction and Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined June 2018

Sticks & Stones have been busy in Wellington for over 20 years . We are now a top 100 Builderscrack Tradie, across all trades ...as reviewed by Buildercrack customers. Landscaping and property work for private and commercial customers. Throughout the greater Wellington area. Building new or renovating the tired. Your satisfaction is our priority.

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Zorite 2009 Ltd

Joined May 2020

No job too small or too big. We offer both interior and exterior new, repair and renovation work with a variety of services available. Interior services specialised in Ceiling, Passive fire application, Plaster Board (Fixing, Stopping), Painting, General handyman work including Floating floor installation. Exterior services specialised in Retaining Wall, Garden Maintenance, Concrete P...

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KJR BUILDERS LIMITED

Joined November 2015

Am an honest and reliable person That takes pride in all my work. With 12 years experience in the construction industry ranging to all types of work from residential new and old builds threw to commercial and even shop fit outs. Kjr Builders Limited specialise and offers fast, effective and quality finishes to all work that is done. So feel free to contact me regarding any issues or plans that y...

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AlphaBuildNZ Ltd

Joined December 2019

From small fit outs to large renovations to new builds, we offer a wide range of expertise. Hard working and thorough to get the job done and completed to a high standard

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Joined July 2021

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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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Straight Edge Contracting Ltd

Joined May 2021

Hi ive been in the industry over 10 years and pride myself in providing excellent work and craftsmanship at affordable prices. Work includes Building - Qualified builder Landscaping Excavation Fencing Concrete Paving

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

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RazorBuild

Joined March 2021

- Have been building in Wellington for 7 years - General maintenance, decks, fences, renovations and additions - Qualified and Licensed - Hard work ethic

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