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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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 regulations require that certain wor

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Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Carpenters on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

2 x decks

Posted 11 months ago

We would like to extend out back deck. Also to put a wooden deck over a concrete pad. Pictures provide aprox measurements.

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Bench seat

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for a carpenter to create a bench seat for our dining area. Looking for multi purpose with storage in seats. Timeframe is flexible.

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Soffit repair

Posted 1 month ago

Part of the soffit has come away from the fascia board and is hanging down and needs to be reattached. The difficulty with this job is that it is on a second level, above a garage and then the house above that. The driveway slopes away from the house and also from left to right. The garage and house go straight up, there is no set back for the house.

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Pergola roof

Posted 1 year ago

Existing pergola on deck to have roof/cover

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Deck n doors for summer

Posted 7 months ago

I will also need window removal and sliding/bifold doors put in

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Retreat

Posted 2 months ago

Build a deck approx 7m x 5m so a tradetested Cabin ( Lea) 5.3m x 3.8m can be constructed on the deck. The cabin is a kit set that interlocks together

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To supply and fit wooden scotia

Posted 9 months ago

to complete my renovations I need wooden scotia fitted in kitchen. I can't work out the angles and have no tow bar to pick it up. The scotia is on sale at Bunnings. A small job but completes my reno. Job is in Feilding.

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Beck deck

Posted 1 year ago

New deck at back of house with built in seats privacy screen and shade sail would like finished before xmas

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Deck and Verandah

Posted 3 months ago

Deck removed, deck built and verandah built. 21m squared. Look at being built 6-9th April

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Framing door in hallway

Posted 2 weeks ago

Building and framing wall/door in hallway

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DECK replacement

Posted 1 year ago

Our current front deck is old and becoming dangerous to walk on. We need it replaced with a new one. Would also possibly involve building a small fence or gated area around it. Not a large area.

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Reception and Parts Desk

Posted 1 year ago

I am looking for some ideas and quotes for a commercial building that has an admin desk that has a sit down desk but a raised part on the front. The Admin desk needs to have a 1 metre accessible part that is the same height as the reception desk. Also a Parts desk that is a standup desk. Rough dimensions will be provided in a photo. On the inside of the desk, maybe just some dividers and the odd cupboard. A photo of a possible pattern is shown, would like other ideas.

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Fixed deck covering

Posted 1 year ago

We're looking for someone who will be able to build a fixed covering for our deck. Approx. 15m2. We have internal guttering and are aware that that can be tricky when putting something up. Hoping to find someone with a good solution!

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Replace rotten boards

Posted 8 months ago

Deck has a couple of rotten boards that need replacing, but would like someone to check over the whole deck and restore any other areas as needed. No timeframe in mind, not urgent.

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Gable replacing

Posted 2 months ago

We have 4 gables on our roof that need replacing

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Interior renovations

Posted 1 year ago

Removal of existing Kitchen wall linings (on either side of window) and replaced with 10mm standard gib board. Construct new wall (rear of fridge as shown in pic - approx 1.6m long) using 10mm gib board.....extend existing bulkhead to match (above & right of fridge in pic) Supply & fit new window sill & architraves to kitchen window. Gib stop all re-lines areas including filling holes in ceiling (above fridge) where downlights have been removed.

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Box window sill repair

Posted 2 months ago

Wooden sill of box window has some rot in it. Needs repair / replacement.

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Canopy over deck

Posted 7 months ago

Hi there. I'm wanting a canopy (wooden or steel/aluminium) built over my deck from the side of my house. So on one side it will join the wall of the house. It needs to be 5m x 4m. Also a possibility is for someone to install a kitset canopy made by Steelmates.

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25m2 new deck build

Posted 8 months ago

We need a new deck built, 32mm pine decking, screwed with stainless steel screws rather than nailed, as a complete quote or labour only if you would like us to source the timber (once you tell us what we need). We need to have a small section of the deck that is able to be lifted for access underneath. The deck is L shaped around the house and requires one step to ground level. Preference will be given to someone who can do the job sooner rather than later.

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Baywindow

Posted 1 year ago

The windowsill has warped and come away. Am selling house and if nothing else need a quote for repair. Or have it repaired

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

to supply and fit wooden scotia

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

soffit repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

DECK replacement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

31st March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Beck deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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SchoCon

Joined July 2012

Focused on outdoor living, hard landscaping and renovations, but also the cliche "for all your building needs". Being in the building and construction arena for 18 years, LBP licensed and trade qualified we will make your ideas and dreams reality.

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Long Building Solutions

Joined August 2016

Hi there, we are a small building outfit based in Palmerston North. Servicing the greater Manawatu and Horowhenua, we take pride in offering friendly service and completing quality finishes for our clients. For a range of building needs, or to talk with us about your next project, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to working with you. Cheers Chris Long LBS

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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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ONCORE MANAWATU

Joined April 2020

Home Maintenance in Palmerston North Oncore’s Palmerston North team is happy to support you with any and all property maintenance and repair work you need! Oncore is New Zealand's leading team for residential and commercial repairs, maintenance, insurance work, and installations. The Oncore process ensures your project is delivered to a high standard, on time and within your budget. From...

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Fox Construction

Joined December 2014

Hi, I specialise in all aspects of domestic building and renovation. I pride myself on providing professional and affordable work for my clients. My clients are important to me and keeping them happy through out a project is paramount.

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C&L Builders

Joined August 2017

Our company complete residential and light commercial projects. We work hard to meet deadlines and satisfy out customers. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes.

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Smileys decks and fences

Joined May 2017

Have been building for the last 4 years. Looking for weekend/after work jobs to get a bit of extra money. I will work hard to give you a finished product you love at a great rate.

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A stage construction

Joined January 2018

Fully qualified licensed building practitioner with 10+ years experience in residential new builds, decks, fencing, additions, bathrooms, fit outs etc. A-Stage Construction has been established since 2015, we take pride in providing no obligation, competitive quotes and we work hard to meet deadlines, on time, on budget!

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mp installs

Joined January 2014

Hi I'm Mat. I have been in the industry for over 15 years now. I'm a fully qualified engineer. No job to big or to small. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and rates, then completing job on time and on budget. Welding, pool fences, handrails, stainless, aluminum, I do it all.

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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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J SCIASCIA Builders

Joined July 2016

Kia ora, A licensed qualified builder, with experience in both residential/commercial building and renovations, a passion for my job with perfection as my default, it would be a pleasure to assist in any way I can to assure a 100% satisfaction even after work has commenced to retain a good relationship and client base to the utmost professional standard.

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Firth landscape construction

Joined March 2017

For all your landscaping/construction needs call firth landscape construction free quotes, professional work done to high standards very competitive quotes...we do it all, landscaping renovations tiling, laminate flooring concreting asphalting. We have high standards and we know you'll be happy.

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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

Palmer construction is a well established building business with a passion for house renovation and all general building and property maintenance including painting.

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Essential Services Wellington trading as Property Solutions Wellington

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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Refresh Renovations Manawatu

Joined August 2012

Refresh renovations is New Zealand's leading design and build home improvement specialist offering a range of services including: Create more space | Open plan living | Kitchen Renovations | Bathroom Renovations | Warm up homes | Create indoor outdoor flow | Refresh rooms | Outdoor Renovation | Re-clad and insulate The focus of Refresh Renovations is on designing to your budget and building to...

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DKNZ Building & Construction

Joined August 2009

I am a licenced builder who has been in the building industry for 15 years. My skills and abilities are not just limited to new houses and renovation's. We carry out all aspects including, plastering, painting, tiling. I have worked on a wide variety of project's through-out New Zealand and Australia both big and small, ordinary and odd.I provide the total building experience which takes press...

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Callaghan Construction

Joined January 2018

We strive to maintain integrity, fairness and honesty in our relationships with all our customers, suppliers, subcontractors and associates. ​There are a lot of companies out there that do what we do. They share the same what and how. But our clients work with us for our why and our who. We're minds and makers with business sense and creative chop.

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Latch Construction

Joined May 2013

I've been building for ten years now. Qualified Builder and a Licensed Building Practitioner which means I can do restricted work unlike other tradesmen. All my work is carried out to a very high standard. I specialise in all work from new houses to renovations. Landscaping and fencing aswell. Very competitive quotes and finish work on time if not before. If you want the job done quick and to...

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Champion Building Solutions

Joined February 2019

Hi we are a small locally owned business specialising in bathrooms, decks, fences and concrete projects. We are professionals and take pride in our work and are driven by quality workmanship.

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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