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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering carpentry related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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.

Recent jobs posted

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

Window sill repair

Posted 1 month ago

One side of a bedroom window sill has rotted, i would like it repaired so i can fit new windows.

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Panelling on stairs

Posted 2 months ago

Panelling on stairs around 1m in height with a handrail

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Deck rebuild

Posted 2 weeks ago

Deck rebuild, the existing deck (which is 1/2 meter smaller and without stairs) will need to be removed and replaced with the one shown in the images. A draftsman has already designed it and the consent approved.

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Wooden patio

Posted 2 weeks ago

I want to build a patio cover at the back of my house. It should be child friendly as I’m intending to make it a play area for my 3 yrs old daughter

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Fix brackets to cabinets

Posted 6 months ago

We have shelves and cabinets that need brackets attached for earthquake proofing. One of the cabinets is a metal computer server cabinet.

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Small deck and ramp build

Posted 4 months ago

1. Build a small 3m X 2.5m timber deck with lower step over ash felt 2. Build a timber ramp aprx (1.2 x 900) against existing concrete step and over ash felt

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Sash Window repair

Posted 7 months ago

19th century villa requires a sash window to be repaired. Requires a qualified carpenter who is experienced with this type of things.

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Deck extension

Posted 7 months ago

To extend existing deck by 4mx4m.

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Rehang sticking timber entrance door.

Posted 1 month ago

Timber entry door needs to be removed and potentially planed underneath, sealed and rehung so it no longer sticks and catches .

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Build booth seating

Posted 4 months ago

we're interested in fitting out our establishment with booth seating. would like someone to take a look and quote on building these booths.

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Deck extension & replacement steps

Posted 7 months ago

New pine decking on existing 3.6x2.4m deck, plus extending out at same level approx 3.4x2.4m including full width steps dropping over 600mm to ground. At back porch replace existing 800mm wide/ ~600mm high steep steps with more practical tread/riser Earliest date for job is March 6, would like completed in March month

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Ramp

Posted 10 months ago

Alter and extend a timber ramp.

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Fence

Posted 2 months ago

Hello looking for a quote to complete the fence line in the picture.... Extend to street same as existing line.. Victoria heights location. Thank you. Christine

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Bathroom repairs

Posted 8 months ago

Replace existing vanity unit and realign walls

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Replace kitchen window with smaller one

Posted 6 months ago

Want to remove long window and have bottom area plastered (ready for paint and stucco on outside) and put in new opening window above.

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Wardrobe rebuild

Posted 5 months ago

Good day, We need to get a wardrobe rebuilt to replace some old questionable carpentry work. Additional to this, there is a cupboard created that backs into the exisiting wardrobe, from the opposing hallway, which we would like removed and wall filled in. Pictures are a little tricky to see full extent, but should give you an idea. Builder will want to pop around and see the place prior to final pricing. Home owner is around most of the time and can meet to discuss with you when it suits....

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Decking

Posted 1 week ago

Need to replace old deck to new.

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Carpenters

Posted 7 months ago

Looking for carpenters to assist on a fit out project on in Nelson over several weeks. Involves framing, general carpentry, fixing, fitting off etc. To start on March 1st. Please enquire for more information.

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Pergola with clearview

Posted 8 months ago

Looking at covering an outdoor patio area with some sort of pergola structure with clear view on top or similar. Approx 4m x 3m. Desire is to create a usable outdoor space without losing too much light into dining and bedroom.

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Various

Posted 9 months ago

1) Install new bannisters at front steps and in the lounge 2) replace existing built in wardrobe with a new one in a different place 3) redesign and replace cupboards in 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.

replacing deck


18th June 2020

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 5
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 5

Window work

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6th November 2020

Workmanship
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 4
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 5
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 5

Wardrobe install

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3rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix brackets to cabinets

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15th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Carpenters

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19th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Laundry skirting board replacement and painting

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31st July 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
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 4
Communication
 4

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N Gibson Builders ltd

Joined October 2016

Small building company with three qualified licensed builders and two apprentices. Specialising in renovation work. Will organise and project manage the job from start to finish using all of our other subtrades.

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JT CARPENTRY

Joined April 2021

Hi there , I have over ten years experience an offer complete carpentry services an cover all aspects of carpentry , I will work hard to meet your needs an deadlines an pride myself on providing excellent workmanship.

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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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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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Jamie Ward Builder Limited

Joined July 2015

I have a good grounding in the Building trade. My 14 year career has gone from small repair jobs to architectural housing with renovations, new builds, farm sheds and light comercial in the mix as well. I love what I do and believe honesty and pride are a necessity.

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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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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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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 30% for more unclear jobs (ie excavation). I h...

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Paintmasters

Joined March 2017

Trade qualified painting team.Seeking any job big or small! Will travel, competitive rates and free quotes. Experienced in various types of wall covering installation, all aspects of painting and decorating, competent in spray finishing, we also do any plastering/crack repairs. We work fast and efficiently - getting the job done right the first time! Can provide references of our work on request

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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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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Builders

Joined August 2021

We are new building company based in the Nelson Tasman region. We work with our client to bring you high quality results in-new builds ,renovations and extensions .get in touch with our team and we pride ourselves on providing competition quote and then completing jobs on budget.

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Mais

Joined March 2018

we do new house and renovation no job is to big or small for us we are a fast working team that works professional and cheap price in town . Contact us on ... for a free quote

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Viking Contracting

Joined June 2016

Hey there! My name is Tom and I am the owner of Viking Contracting Ltd. We specialise in hard and soft landscaping, construction contracting, concrete, paving, fencing and decking. Free measure and quotes always available.

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GJR Contracting Limited

Joined June 2021

Hello, I am the professional handy man. I specialize in anything outdoors from decks, pergola's, retaining and rock walls, landscape and construction along with all forms of fencing from stock proof rural to just what you need in the city. My workmanship is all guaranteed and finished to the highest standard. If you need a large tree cut down, taken away and the stump removed I am qualified and...

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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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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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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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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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Surfacing Solutions

Joined March 2021

Surfacing Solutions has an established reputation as an innovative and effective supplier of high quality construction and contracting services. Customers appreciate and can rely on our extensive experience in the industry, our dedicated staff and hands-on management team.

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