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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest carpentry case studies

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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.

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.

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

Repair rotting floor joist

Posted 3 months ago

Repair rotting floor joist in bathroom

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3 Firewalls and 4 office fitouts READVERTISED

Posted 1 month ago

Construction of 3 firewalls up to 6 m high and 9 m long inside a new building and 4 office fitouts including 3.5m x 3m room, toilet and future shower All inside work. Could start in 4 weeks although timing is flexible. Some steel posts with epoxy grouted bases to be included. Would consider accommodation costs for out of town contractor. Clear plans available

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Minor carpentry - resizing wooden doors/installing panelling

Posted 6 months ago

4 wooden internal doors in a central Masterton villa need re-sizing since being painted and carpet laid (some along bottom of door and some along outer jamb). Need it done before end of March. Also want installed VJ panelling on two walls (each approx 4 m long by 2.5m high) - have more flexibility as to timing of this.

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New Deck

Posted 11 months ago

We want to build a low pine deck about 300mm above the lawn (in shrub area), and also covering our concrete patio. Ideally before xmas. Quotes welcomed.

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Refit a door handle on a sliding door

Posted 1 year ago

Had a door handle repaired and can’t refit it

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Intertenancy Fire walls and Office fitout

Posted 2 months ago

Quote for 3 off intertenancy firewalls each 9 m long and ranging from 4.5 m to 6 m high. Working of internal concrete slab. Comprising ... and ... SHS steel posts 115x50 timber framing and 2 layers of 19 mm fyreline each side.. also a separate price for 4 office fitouts in workshop/offices comprising 2.4 m high timber framing, some steel and GIB/Fyreline to 3x3.5 m office, accessible toilet , storage area and kitchen .... Job is consented and scheduled start mid September 2021

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Installation for Paper Towel Dispensers

Posted 10 months ago

Hello Looking for someone to install 2 different types of dispensers in a commercial kitchen. One is for Paper towel and the other is for some soap. I have instructions on how to do both. Ideally this week would be great! Thanks Claire

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New timber front door

Posted 6 months ago

We need a new front door as the dog has eaten the current one. It needs to have a glass panel in it which would ideally be double glazed, we have a door in mind but are open to suggestions or aluminum. Our current door is 856mm wide by 1933mm on the outside and 1943mm on the inside There is routing in the bottom of the door which is 15mm horizontal, 10mm vertical and then 25mm horizontal. Photo of this attached. The frame is timber We would like the door finished with hardware, painted an...

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Ceiling water damage repair

Posted 3 months ago

hole in ceiling caused from water damage from leak in hot water cylinder over main bathroom

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Dion Frith, Pinedale Ave, Riversdale - Decking/Fencing

Posted 6 months ago

We require our section to be fully fenced, timber rails and box netting, two farm gates, two smaller gates, install two posts for a clothesline, install four tall posts for sunshade, complete approx 10 -15 square meters of decking. April start.

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Pergolas

Posted 1 year ago

Replace rotten floor in small bach and build a pergola over the deck.

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Fit 2 handrails for Scott

Posted 10 months ago

Fit 2 handrails, 1 inside needs wood and fit to give, 1 outside onto whitestone exterior. Handles and screws supplied. Person just home from hospital needs these for stability. Before5pm Friday 23rd Oct.

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Sash Window maintenance/repair

Posted 8 months ago

Fixing of some hardware and/or weights of a few double hung sash windows. We are 12mins out of town. East of Masterton.

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Deck renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Remove softwood decking, replace with hardwood, install steps all the way around the deck down to ground level. Work with existing framework, utilising some, extending/removing other parts.

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Small job - insert new built in range hood

Posted 9 months ago

A small job requiring an existing built in rangehood removed and new one inserted. Will require adjustment to existing cupboard and shelf where fan is inserted. Piping and electrical plug outlet already existing.

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Exterior door frames install

Posted 3 months ago

Need 3 exterior door frames installed. Materials supplied.

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New guest powder room from villa storage cupboard

Posted 1 month ago

We want to convert a current storage cupboard into a guest powder room. Currently access to the cupboard is via a bedroom, the job includes blocking off the bedroom entry and creating a new entry from the hallway. Sound proof insulation and wall GIB along with ceiling and floor skirting will be part of the job. Materials will be supplied. We would like the carpentry work completed by 10 October 2021.

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Decking and pergola

Posted 6 months ago

Doing the decking and putting up the pergola

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Ceiling repair

Posted 6 months ago

In the living area of the tiny home the pvc ceiling lining needs gluing and fixing back to the rafters by removing the roof iron and then re attach the lining with brackets and glue. Then re fix the roof underlay and iron back on. Props will need to be fitted inside until glue is cured then removed. This job will be best to be done by a builder with an estimate and then on a charge up basis. (renovation experience )

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Renovation

Posted 2 months ago

We are using an old brick chimney cavity which is part of the house to fit 90 cm gas top oven with a extractor fan. There metal frame that we'd like to lift/remove to allow for standing room or extra height. We also are wanting a partial floor repair in the laundry.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Floorboard and bearer repair/replace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Minor carpentry - resizing wooden doors/installing panelling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small job - insert new built in range hood

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Large outdoor animal enclosure, with "tunnels", and a treslis

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Newframe Construction

Joined August 2021

*Qualified builder & licensed Building Practionior *Specialise in new Builds and roofing *All Building works from the Big jobs to the small jobs ARE take care of. WHERE PRIDE MEETS PROFECTION!! LOOK NO FURTHER THEN NEWFRAMECONSTRUCTION

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Brandon Richards Carpentry

Joined July 2019

Carpentry & Toughened Glass Works Awning / Pergolas Decks / Staircases Fences / Balustrades Shade Screens / Feature Walls Flooring Interior Fit out Door & Window Replacement Maintenance

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Terrene Earthworks and Carpentry Ltd

Joined July 2021

Terrene Earthworks & Carpentry is a newly established construction business working in the greater Wellington region. Director, Gareth, is a qualified carpenter and heavy machine operator with over a decade of experience.

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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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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Masterton Maintenance Man

Joined February 2017

Hi, I've been renovating homes for 20 years now, and now specialise as a handyman tackling most jobs. I can tile, paint, wallpaper, re-clad houses, fix locks, spruce up gardens, replace, repair and re-stain decks and patios. I can also repair or replace gutters, and clean up the outside of properties. No job too small, but a minimum of two hours (make a list of the jobs) when I arrive. RENTAL PR...

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Specialised Property Solutions

Joined December 2020

We are a small local construction company who are dedicated to providing a highly professional service with a focus on quality and customer satisfaction. We know that the construction process can be stressful and disruptive so our priority is to make the whole process as easy and stress free as possible. Heath our Managing Director is a qualified licensed building practitioner has been in...

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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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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd NZ Property Maintenance Solutions Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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Mike Preston Construction Limited

Joined March 2020

I am a licensed builder and have been in the building industry for 10 years specializing in renovations with a new build from time to time. Also have experience in all types on landscape construction and concrete form work, ranging from small to large projects. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines and expectations. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and completing job...

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Precision Building Projects

Joined July 2016

Precision Building Projects (PBP) is a trusted family operated building company, part of NZCB with qualified licensed buildering practitioners taking care of all your building needs. Here at PBP, we take pride in our eye for precision detail and our ability to provide work to a high standard. With years of experience, in all facets of building there is no job too big or too small. Have a look...

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Clash Furniture Makers

Joined April 2017

Hi, we are a boutique furniture making company . We specialize in custom made furniture or bespoke pieces for clients who have been looking for a piece but just can't find it . We will recreate something you like the look of or help you make your ideas and designs a reality. From dining tables to timber bench/bar tops. From bedroom furniture to Bathroom Vanities and everything in between, if it...

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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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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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Collins Carpentry ltd

Joined November 2011

ive been building for 15+ 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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Wairarapa Handyman Services

Joined December 2018

Lifestyle Blocks, Residential or Commercial Properties. Free no-obligation quotes provided. Make a list of all the jobs you want to be completed and watch your to-do list disappear. Our work is absolutely guaranteed every-time. Any reason, or we'll make it right!

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Newton Roofing

Joined March 2014

Hi, At Newton Roofing we’ve got you covered – from leaky roof repairs to severe storm damage roof restoration to a complete re roof. We have a long history as trusted roofing contractors in the residential roofing and building maintenance sectors, you can rely on Newton Roofing to deliver quality workmanship and excellent customer service. We provide a wide range of quality services for cu...

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Ethan Barnard construction

Joined August 2021

I am a recently established building contractor in the wairarapa with over 10 years experience in the building and roofing industry. We complete jobs to the highest standard and aim to provide with competitive quotes and lead times as well as keeping to a budget!

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