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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Landcruiser Prado 98 TX into camper conversion - help!

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I need to turn my Landcruiser into a live-able out-of camper kind of truck. I thought i could sort it myself, but turns out i can't. Actually, as it happens, I can't even remove the seats on my own which is kind of embarrassing. Anyway, someone with a bit of carpentry / joinery / vehicle conversion know-how would be awesome. Got an idea of what i need and where it needs to go but need help. Thanks!

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Fix step uprights

Posted 9 months ago

We have well built steps up to our patio and they are coming apart in parts. I'm too nervous to use the mallet in case I make it worse than it actually is. It may need strengthening. I would appreciate this done as soon as possible.

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Lbp required to build deck

Posted 1 month ago

I have a deck wanting to be built, 7.2m x 3.6 wide and about 3m off the ground. Builder will need to have lbp ticket. Plans going through consent, labour only job.

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Two New Decks Required

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking to add two seperated decks to my home with ideal goal to add as much value as possible. Measurements are not perfect and as part of quoting would want a separated detailed drawing done to allow for DIY if costs turn out excessive (fee to be paid for detailed drawings) Quote to be done on basis of pine decking, alongside premium grade timbers. Decks made up of the following: Front of House L shaped deck attached to main entrance of house. Requirements needed to allow for outdoor l...

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New Deck build

Posted 9 months ago

I am wanting a new deck built that would be approx. 35sqm. It would comprise of a square of 4.5m x 7m built as low to the ground as possible (highest point of sloping land) and then a connecting walkway of 900mm x 3.7m to the existing deck which would require the existing balustrade to be partially removed to join the old and new decks and possibly a couple of steps down to the level of the new deck. I would need a new balustrade built along the 3.7m walkway and then along the 7m of the deck and...

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Deck shade solution

Posted 10 months ago

I want to create an area off the lounge of our house which will extend out onto the deck which will mean we can utilise our outdoor area better. Currently in the summer it is just too hot out there. About a 2mtr by 5mtr rectangle type extension off the existing structure which we can then fit outdoor blinds/Louvres to for protection from the elements. Sort of like a conservatory as such?

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Indoor timber batten screen

Posted 4 months ago

Install seven timber battens floor to ceiling as soon as possible.

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New Deck

Posted 3 months ago

New deck - Approximately 37m2 in area on flat ground covering a partially concreted patio as well as lawn area with little ground clearance. Looking at Kwila finish and stainless screws and fittings given the coastal zone it is in.

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Fix steps

Posted 9 months ago

We have some well built outdoor steps which are coming apart. I'm not prepared to get out with my mallet in case I make it worse than it is! I think perhaps the steps need strengthening. I would appreciate this being done as soon as possible.

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Timber Rack

Posted 11 months ago

I need a rack to store timber (architraves, old studs). The rack will go in my garage which has exposed studs (rimu I am thinking). I have a few ideas such as this you tube clip and probably have all the timber and fixings on site. Wanting someone who can do this within the first few weeks of January.

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Deck on ground

Posted 4 months ago

deck on flat ground, 240mm height. L3820 x W3540 to be built on the left side of the existing deck. decking: 88 x 21mm Radiata Premium Decking Griptread to match existing deck. located in richmond new subdivision.

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Small bar

Posted 9 months ago

just wanting a small kitchen bar made approx 800 wide by 450 deep and bench height also buffet hutch drink cabinet approx 1300 wide and 1800 high Would be keen to discuss ideas and materials looking to work to a quote or a budget

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Handrail for Shower plus

Posted 6 months ago

Elderly parents require handrail fixed into their shower and possibly in their toilet. We are hoping to have this done as soon as possible please.I thought I'd purchase the railing suitable once a person has looked at job telling me which one to get Thank you Di Bremner.

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Steps uprights

Posted 9 months ago

We have well built and designed outdoor steps leading to our patron. They are pulling apart in places and I’m too nervous to use my mallet as I could end up making it worse. They may need some strengthening. I would like the work done as soon as possible.

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Deck on a new house

Posted 6 months ago

We require approx 40m2 of decking to be installed around the outside of our house at finished floor level. We do need a qualified builder to supervise and complete this work and will provide additional help and a post hole digger.

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Sanam Mukhtar

Posted 7 months ago

Hi I need free quote for taking in patio as an extended indoor sitting ... ntact me at ... . Regards, Sanam Mukhtar

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Deck rebuild

Posted 5 months ago

hi we need a new deck/balcony this one is very unsafe and needs to come down we are also hoping to be able to extend will need new polls. We need this done for finance reasons needs to be done by a qualified builder we will need a letter to say the work has been completed. We are keen to help with what we can to keep costs down also hoping we can get someone to start ASAP.

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Windowsill replacement

Posted 3 months ago

Please help!!! We have just gone unconditional on our house sale and need to replace an external windowsill and have a certificate of completion for the buyer before settlement in 3 weeks. The sill is lawson crypress.

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Floor board repaire and a few other repairs

Posted 1 month ago

Please call. I have a range of small jobs to do. Up to 3 weeks worth of work type of thing. Call me on ...

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Window seat conversion

Posted 7 months ago

Convert bay window seat from a top opening unit to front opening drawers.

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Apex Construction Ltd

Joined September 2019

We've been building custom homes, renovating old homes and carrying out heritage restorations for 10 years. Whilst this is where we specialise, we also take on smaller jobs and we love outdoor living/entertaining area's. We take pride in our attention to detail, not only in completing our projects but also in our open and transparent communication with our clients, so that we know exactly what...

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Lines Contracting Services NZ Ltd

Joined July 2019

Hi, I am a Licensed Building Practitioner with 40 years experience in the housing sector doing top end new builds and renovations.I am experienced in project management and pricing.I am happy to do small or large projects. I am available on a labour only contract

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CRD Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Hi, we are a small Christchurch construction company. All earthquake work undertaken, foundations, new builds all building work undertaken. we pride ourselves in doing the job right.

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Green Innovations NZ

Joined July 2019

Here at Green Innovations, our goal is to provide top quality thermally efficient products to create warm and healthy Kiwi homes. We use our years of industry experience to work alongside our clients to advise different options and their advantages. Using high quality European and Canadian tried and tested products that are eco-friendly, low maintenance and low allergen, we strive to bring New...

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NW PROJECTS LTD

Joined May 2017

NW PROJECTS is a family-owned and operated building company, servicing the Nelson and Tasman regions. ​ ​We specialise in Renovations, Alterations and Repairs. Owner/Builder Nick Watmuff, is a Licensed Building Practitioner, and has a background in commercial construction, high-end renovations, and site management. ​Nick approaches every project with professionalism and a high level of workmans...

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Tandy building Solutions

Joined November 2007

I am 41yrs yrs old and have been building since 1995 .I started my own business 12 year ago now , having moved to Nelson from Spending 5 years in England.There i worked as a Carpenter mainly doing Loft conversions and general wood working.With12 years running my own business I Have a broad building background working on new houses, commercial construction and Renovations.I have a eye for style an...

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Tasman Bay Contracting Ltd

Joined July 2013

Tasman Bay Contracting Ltd is a local Property Maintenance contractor that is servicing the Tasman Bay, Nelson and Surrounding areas. Lawn Mowing Lifestyle bocks, Tractor /Ride on /Push Mower / Residential lawns/ Commercial gardens Small and large landscaping jobs Tree work We work with also large commercial properties Large Lifestyle Block Sections, Property Maintenance p...

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R Fry Builders Ltd

Joined October 2016

R Fry Builder Ltd is your local building company specializing in new builds and home and land packages we also have a passion for landscaping and decks please contact us for your next building project

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NailWorx Building Ltd

Joined January 2013

NailWorx Building Ltd believe in providing first class service and quality workmanship *Repairs & Maintenance *Renovations *Rentals *New Builds *Licensed Building Practitioner Need help completing an unfinished project or starting a new one? We offer competitive prices with a quality service!

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Inoutside

Joined August 2015

Hi, I do painting, plastering, landscaping and building maintenance. I am mostly based in Wellington and sometimes in Westport, servicing the top half of the South Island. Free quotes and charge out hourly rates for smaller jobs. Quality and excellent finishes is our style! Fixed prices for straight forward jobs. Estimates capped at 25% for more unclear jobs (ie excavation). I h...

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Al Fresco Garden & Property Maintenance

Joined May 2013

We are locally owned and operated and our repeat business and many satisfied customers are our greatest advertisement. We do all types of Garden & Property Maintenance, We can mow lawns of any size from a residential lawn to orchards, vineyards & lifestyle blocks. Our other services include tree work, chipping of Greenwaste and stump grinding, and Landscaping. We are also the local agent and inst...

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Kitset Assembly Services

Joined August 2018

The Assembly experts. Our assembly technicians are trained to assemble all of your purchased kitset or flat pack products. Whether it's at your home or office, we come to you and assemble your products on site and take away all the packaging. Get your kitset installed by the professionals and save yourself the time and frustration. We also assemble garden sheds, trampolines, gym, equipment, fur...

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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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ProColour Painting

Joined September 2010

Through my company I paint interior and exterior of houses , spray roofs or commercial buildings. I have great people and project management skills and have references availiable in any of the above areas. I aim to exceed customers expectations. I also have access to other top quality tradesman if the Job requires . I am a member of Master Painters NZ . Feel free to contact me for a free quote a...

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Welldesignz

Joined July 2018

Any type of renovations, extensions, new builds & kitchen joinery. Commercial or residential we can do it all. With over 20 years experience in the construction industry we take real pride in our work. Attention to detail is one of our strongest attributes. We have a team of experienced licensed builders and master joiners. We offer a full project management service to take the stress away...

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Grant Macleod

Joined May 2017

Hi my name is Grant, I've recently qualified in carpentry and have a national level 4 in carpentry certificate. As a newly qualified builder I believe I can provid you with the best service at affordable prices. Look forward to talking with you. Grant

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Chris Shuttleworth Building Services

Joined November 2013

I have been working and living in Christchurch for almost 6 years helping with the rebuild. I am EQC registered and have repaired many quake damaged homes. No job is too big or too small. Wither it be earthquake related repairs or home improvements, I have acquired knowledge and experience from over 20 years in the building business. I can guarantee you good, quality workmanship at affordable rat...

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Robert

Joined July 2019

I offer a cheaper alternative to trades services with over 20 years experience in building maintenance specializing in plumbing and drainage and commercial building maintenance and painting

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Chris Donnelly Builders

Joined March 2019

Nelson Based Builder for new build and alterations, Chris has been building in Nelson since 2003 and has worked on a variety of projects using various construction methods. You can find our work on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube, just search '@chrisdonnellybuilder'

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JMS Builders Ltd

Joined October 2009

I am a qualified builder and have experience in building architectural and standard homes. This includes a number of decks, fences, paths etc. Building is a passion, and I enjoy what I do. I take pride in my work, and hope that clients get the same level of satisfaction from what I construct, as I do.

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