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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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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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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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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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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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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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I want a small deck.....

Posted 7 months ago

Due to other more immediate work arising, we need to start again with our deck plans, starting with a small one. The current deck/porch leading to front door is breaking (as bad as the original deck I've knocked down), so it needs replacing and we would like to go out to edge of path pictured. Total size = 3690mm x 2000mm. Will need steps as well.

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Got new carpet need doors altered

Posted 6 months ago

New carpet laid last week, 9 doors need a couple of mm's off the bottom as underlay is thicker. Carpet layer suggested doors not to be planed as they are hollow doors.

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New veranda and Reno including French doors

Posted 4 months ago

The house is a 1903 cottage with a small deck out front but no veranda. We’d like to move one window and replace with French doors, move that window to another wall and build a bullnose veranda out the front over the deck. Needs to fit in with the overall design of the house so will require someone who likes old houses. Will require the builder to source suitable doors.Not moving til March so the job can start then.

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Window seat #2

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking for someone to build a window seat, with storage underneath and perhaps some shelves underneath too. Roughly 5m long (around a corner). We are in no hurry to get this done and flexible with work hours.

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Maria

Posted 8 months ago

Windowsill on the curved wall of an art deco house needs replacing.

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Balustrade/fence for deck

Posted 5 months ago

wanting a low balustrade/fence for a deck. Length about 9m in total. Want to be able to see through it at it is not for privacy - just so kids don't fall off the deck. Maybe 700mm high. Can be fairly temporary as I'll probably remove it next year when kids are older. It's basically to replace the green shade cloth fence in these photos.

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Laundry reno

Posted 10 months ago

I would like to put a laundry benchtop along this wall, remove old tub and replace with a basin type on the bench (facing opposite direction to current tub) . A cupboard unit, laundry chute, and obviously room for a front loading washing machine. Plumbing would also need to be done Have seen all the parts I could potentially use at Bunnings

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Replace boards on deck and house

Posted 10 months ago

House is going on the market asap. Location is Rangiotu. Small deck out front is falling apart, needs new boards and varnish to tidy up for sale. Also house exterior is to be painted and a few boards, some up high, need looking at/replacing. Extra jobs include lining/gib stopping an interior wall that was put together in a rush, as well as tidying up bathroom if we proceed with replacing shower and vanity (small wall to be removed and floor/ceiling to be tidied up, subject to plumber quote)....

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House Addition and Kitchen Alteration

Posted 7 months ago

After a Licensed Builder for a full 28.5msq addition off back of the house, easy access to site, concrete ring foundations, wrap around deck and kitchen strip out and re build. As per attached plans.

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Deck extension (or redo)

Posted 9 months ago

Looking for somebody to extend our deck off front verandah as pictured (or replace original as well if need be) Larger section is 640 x 250 Smaller section is 355 x 94

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Sunroom repair

Posted 8 months ago

I have a sunroom which has has been build poorly and now leaks. The sliding door also is broken. It is poor workmanship and so now floor, outside cladding, door and roof needs replacing. Ideally to be done over these summer months.

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Repair window sills

Posted 7 months ago

We have two window sills that are water damaged and need repair / replacement.

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Remove paint from deck

Posted 6 months ago

Remove paint from deck, size approx 6 x 3m Would like done prior to 12 dec

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New deck required

Posted 2 months ago

60m2 deck on new build over and joining existing patios. Two pillars on one patio other is clear.

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4x4m lounge to have recycled floor boards put down

Posted 6 months ago

I would like some recycled floor boards installed in my lounge room to complement the original ones in my kitchen and dining room.

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Old porch removal and construction of a new one

Posted 7 months ago

Removal of the old porch and construction of a new one. Existing (circa 1920) has curved corrugated iron. Is unstable and leaks. Two photos are of the existing one. The other one is the sort of thing we would like built. Straight corrugated iron rather than curved

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Window seat

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking for someone to build a window seat, with storage underneath and perhaps some shelves underneath too. Roughly 5m long (around a corner).

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Sunroom repairs

Posted 5 months ago

Sunroom needs redoing including replacing sliding door, cladding, floor and roof.

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Window frames repair

Posted 3 months ago

We require a quote from a joiner/builder to assess and repair damage to our home. When washing the exterior of the house water somehow came through the wall and through above the window/door frame. It has pushed the frame down exposing the gib. We need to find how the water got in, check the other windows along side this window, repair the cause and also repair the frame. Is this something you could help with?

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Building of covered deck

Posted 1 month ago

Building of a covered deck, approx 6 m's x 4 m's. It is not attached to the house and will be next to a pool area.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 194,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Beck deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair window sills

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Maria

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd November 2020

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

Framing door in hallway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Reinforcing Decking and making A Pergola

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window seat #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th April 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

to supply and fit wooden scotia

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Weston Developments

Joined June 2020

Hi. I started building in the manawatu, worked in several countries and cities so have a wide range of experience and knowledge in everything building. Renovation specialist, alteration, new construction. Great communicator, punctual, reliable. Look forward to helping out with your job. Cheers

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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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TLR Construction

Joined June 2020

Hi, I have over 15 years experience in the construction industry and pride myself on completing work to a high standard. I look forward to meeting you to discuss what we can offer.

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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 11 yrs experience. Pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Spent my time Specializing in architectural new builds/renovations. Yet Have extensive knowledge and experience doing everything from repiling to reroofing and just about everything in between. No job too small, get in contact now.

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Mint Home Solutions

Joined January 2020

Were very experienced in Home Renovations, Property Maintenance and all types of Carpentry Work. All work completed by qualified tradesman to the highest of standards at competitive prices.

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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Waka Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2017

We love the small stuff! Renovations are our specialty and were Licensed Qualified Builders so you can build with confidence. We also project manage your dreams so you just have to deal with us and we take care of everything from start to finish.

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Ruahine Builders

Joined September 2020

Based in the Manawatu, we do homes, alterations, decks, fences. We pride ourselves on quality and efficiency. Check us out at: ... ... or on Facebook. Contact us at: ...

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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . We have over 35 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . We do everything from New Kitchens /Bathrooms, Complete make overs, Tiling, Maintenance of Rentals, House Painting Just ask Now with having a Digger and Truck we are abl...

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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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Rheuben builders

Joined August 2020

My name is Rheuben i am a builder, i am mostly looking for work to fill weekends. I am a friendly/aproachable person and am happy to give you a quote on the job you need completed.

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Unit Handyman

Joined June 2020

With years of experience in home maintenance and engineering, we can help with your project with competitive price, no matter how big or small your plan is, we can make it happen for you!

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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd 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, a...

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COE BUILT Limited

Joined June 2019

Been in the building industry for 13 years. Qualified carpenter, specializing in home improvement and renovations. My goal is to help people renovate their homes, to be become warmer dryer more livable spaces. No jobs to big or small. Get in touch for a quote today.

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Express Property Maintenance Whakarongo Ltd

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're relatively new to the New Zealand market but have been operating in Australia since 2011. Specialising in Deck, Fence and retaining wall construction we also provide all aspects of property maintenance services from repairing holes in walls to fixing your guttering or mowing your lawn, we are your first choice in property maintenance whether private or commercial.

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Gutterman&cleaning services

Joined June 2014

30 years experience on roofs.I now specialize in gutter cleaning repairing and installing,Also i can do house,roof washing,painting and moss,mould spraying.All work fully ... EE quotes,FAST service

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Problem solving company

Joined December 2019

We understand that problems arise with houses, landscaping and everything else to do with property services. It's our aim to provide cost effective solutions that can help our clients and aim to receive referrals from existing clients. Let me help solve your property problems

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Xyz Builders Ltd

Joined July 2019

Putting a plan to action, to assure your satisfaction! Hi I'm Jay McRoberts. A qualified Licensed building practitioner who's been in the industry for 10 years. Building new homes and renovating exsisting houses. For all your general building, maintenance and repair work servicing the manawatu through to horowhenua Contact Xyz builders Ltd Building smarter

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Hawkes Bay, Manawatu/ Whanganui, and Nelson-Tasman regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioners) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope o...

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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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