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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Installing support beams and covering existing deck

Posted 3 months ago

We currently have a deck with existing timber framing to potentially support a roof or covering. This however has bowed and will require new supports. We'd also like the deck covered in laser light to create a covered area. This job would need to be completed by October 15th

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Pergola

Posted 5 months ago

Hi I am currently building a new home in Whalers gate and would like to have a pergola/ patio attached to the home. 5 x 3 meters

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Covered patio / deck

Posted 2 months ago

Hi I would like build a covered patio to attached to my home in Whalers gate. It will be around 20m sq

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Pergola

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for a aluminium (preference, but open to timber) to be built onto an existing deck. Approximate dimensions attached. Quotes to include timber slates across the top of the structure.

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Re-designing our outside space

Posted 1 month ago

Transforming the lawn into decking and addition of railing work. SOme removal of existing structures ( wooden) and maybe some cladding..

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Kitchen finishing

Posted 6 months ago

We need someone to put together some of our cabinets and panels that we took off to paint. We are struggling to put them back together like they were and some that we have put together need work. Also need someone to put a new range hood in. The ideal person for this job would someone with experience with cabinetry.

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Reroof and change roof pitch of outdoor decking area

Posted 4 months ago

Deck was enclosed 5 years ago. Pitch of roof is too flat and plastic sheeting on roof needs replacing as has failed.

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Construction and installation of linen cupboard

Posted 1 week ago

We are replacing our linen cupboard. The old one has been demolished and now looking for some to construct and install a new one as soon as they can. Relativity simple cu out and put together job. Plans attached. There are 5 shelves, even though these arent shown on directly on the plan. Linen cab 1935 o/A 100mm toekick inclusive. 450 deep. TBC Pricing to be in coloured board with 1mm pvc edge. PDF Plans can be supplied upon request - Cant upload on here.

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Deck

Posted 2 months ago

We have a new build and are looking to complete one main deck and a small deck off the main bedroom and the front door deck as well as a bit of retaining to concrete the driveway. There is the possibility of some fencing as well. We could like to get started as soon as possible. We have landscape plans drawn up so the decks would be based off these plans.

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Putting up 130mm gib cove on 3.6m high wall

Posted 4 months ago

Putting up gib cove 130mm wide on to 3.6 high villa walls in a 6m x 4m lounge room. Better if it was scribed in, as the walls aren't perfectly square but only 1 or 2 degrees out. Would like job done by Saturday arvo. Got all gear here 2 ladders, gib cove glue, top mitre saw, etc and myself to support one end of scotcha while putting up.

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Replace shingles under bay window and replace barge board

Posted 4 months ago

Remove and replace shingles under bay window. May need some small repairs to structure.

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Replace wooden rotten door frame. (Bottom wood panal only)

Posted 2 months ago

Replace / repair 2 x bottom rotten wooden joinery panal of a aluminium door frame (Bottom wood only). Replace the bottom wood of the door in the washhouse leading outside, and repair one in the bedroom, (small holes need to be filled).

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Large raised gardens

Posted 1 month ago

3 large raised timber gardens constructed and stained.

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Buller Street Villa #2

Posted 1 week ago

We need a quote to replace a couple of boards on the verandah of our Villa . As well as work out how to strengthen the verandah Awning after the glass panels have been removed. Create a new little fence in the front yard and enclose the front yard Insert 2 doors inside the house and child friendly handle. Please phone Peter ... Seasons Greetings

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Repair of timber soffit

Posted 3 months ago

Area of soffit paneling has developed rot & needs to be repaired/replaced

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Over Garage Deck needs major upgrade

Posted 6 days ago

The Deck also serves as the roof of a double garage. I am looking for companies interested in giving me advice and quotes for the best way to rennovate the deck - whether it is to only replace the deck floor (it is currently fibreglass with a lot of soft patches and worn holes that leak) or to completely redesign the deck floor and balustrade (which is not compliant with today's standards so will likely require design and permitting). There is also a question around the cladding on the garage (t...

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Pantry

Posted 1 month ago

We have just repalaced our gas water heating cylinder with na Rennai system and would like to convert the water heater cupboard space into a pantry to fit in with our currentkitchen layout

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Cleaning deck

Posted 3 months ago

The deck needs cleaning. We have two cans of hit the deck and two long handled brushes but don’t have the power or breath to do it ourselves. Quite a big deck.

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Decking & Windows

Posted 1 month ago

The property is a 45 year old Lockwood. A couple of the decking boards need replacing. The top handrail of the decking barrier needs replacing. One of the wooden supports to the overhanging roof needs replacing. The two windows in the under house garage I would like bricked up. The guttering needs to be removed prior to painting and then replaced with new. Complete exterior painting of house.

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Patch door hole

Posted 6 days ago

While moving furniture, something struck on the door and it made a hole on the door. This needs to be patched using some filler or by any other means which you can confirm after inspection. I can send a photo if that helps. We are renting and we are moving out. We would like to get it fixed by Friday evening.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 151,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Build new deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th May 2018

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 4
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 5
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 5

Diana

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8th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Reroof and change roof pitch of outdoor decking area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cleaning deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling hatch or trapdoor

Work carried out by an employee of the company

31st March 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace shingles under bay window and replace barge board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair timber windows

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen finishing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ramp Rail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace window sill

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th December 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

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Wano Building

Joined May 2017

Wiremu is a Licenced Builder, located in Bell Block, New Plymouth, Taranaki. Wiremu previously worked for Dave Fabish Limited before taking the leap to be Sole Trader in 2016 Trading as Wano Building. At Wano Building we take great pride in our workmanship and will oversee the job from start to finish to help our clients get their job completed to the highest quality. Wano Building speciali...

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deanos maintenance services

Joined November 2013

Hi, My name is Dean I have 20 years experience in the building and painting industry. (Not a registered Builder!) General Handyman,bathroom renovations,floor repairs/replacement,rental property tidy ups,fences,landscaping and House Painting are my specialties. No job is too BIG or too small!! Rates are structured on a job to job basis.with a quote to suit you! Due to the nature and v...

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Savvygas ltd

Joined May 2018

Hey there, we are a plumbing and gas fitting company based in new plymouth. Able to anything from a leaking tap to a major house renovation and everything in between. Able to sort out any gas issues. Competitive quotes available and always willing to work to clients requirements.

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Mr Fixer Ltd

Joined September 2011

Qualified Joiner, taking care of the home handy man project including, flat pac kitchens, painting, fences, decks etc, including sub trade organisation for the larger projects

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G & N Moratti holdings Ltd

Joined January 2016

building residential houses for the past 6 years, do fencing, decks,concrete drives paths, carports, retaining walls, gibing,small alterations, insulation, and renovation work and new builds. all house work done from ground up to roofs high quality workmanship Guaranteed, never had a disappointed customer. Very competitive prices, work done on time and in budget. No job too small. will w...

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Smart Build Solutions

Joined December 2016

I have been in the building industry, working all over Taranaki for the past 4 years. I am proud to be a qualified New Zealand builder. While my work mainly consists of building houses and doing renovations, I also enjoy helping customers with smaller jobs around their home and increasing value on their properties. Building maintenance is also an area I have been expanding into, assisting prope...

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SMG Building and Joinery Limited

Joined August 2019

Hi - after building high end homes in Queenstown for the last 15 years i have relocated back to my home town in New Plymouth and now specialise in design and build of outdoor areas - decks being the main feature and working in with our clients to create that perfect outdoor area - we will work within your budget and feel free to give us a call for free consultation

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Teraforma Construction

Joined November 2010

I am a builder who does tiling and landscaping when required, I have 15 years experience working in Auckland, Northshore, Hibiscus Coast & New Plymouth.I hold a degree in physical geography and I am very good with structural work. My rates are very reasonable and I work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Allan Stuart Park

Joined December 2014

The complete handyman service with skills involving rectification of problems within any form of building.I have had over 20 yrs experiance from leaking bathrooms,Gib hanging/stopping carpentry,repairing decks,licensed waterproofer,tiling,painting,roofing repairs + more.I contracted to a major builder in Sydney repairing all number of issues in new builds till I decided to return to NZ in 2012.Sci...

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RJN Building Ltd

Joined November 2019

Hi, we've been in the building industry for 7 1/2 years mostly building new homes and renovations. At this stage of our companies growth we are aiming to be an active part in the smaller job's market. We are passionate about what we do and work hard towards meeting targets and deadlines. We continually look to improve what we do and the experience that our clients have with us.

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Werder contracting ltd

Joined June 2019

Whether you want to maintain restore or renovate your outdoors. We can create a safe place for your children to play, the ability to exercise or leave your pet's without concern or add beauty and security to your property investment. We will work with you to find the best options to suit your budget. Simple or custom

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merv the handy man

Joined May 2019

Handyman Available fencing decking guttering cleaning/repairs new guttering small plumbing jobs pruning of trees small concrete jobs house repairs poll houses sheds carports look at all jobs

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Hawkes Bay Sheds Ltd

Joined February 2017

We are not just about sheds, we also do fences, garden sheds and all home maintenance from smoke alarms to re roofing. Scott has been building steel framed sheds in Napier for over 18 years, his reputation is built on attention to detail and customer satisfaction.

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The Good Job Boys

Joined May 2013

We specialise in all property maintenace. Owner occupied and rental. Gardening, Lawns, renovation, carpets cleaning and new, painting, minor repairs etc. Anything to do with the home and property care.

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mats engineering

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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Quicksmart Handyman Services

Joined October 2016

Hi people, i am here for you to do to the jobs you can't do or haven't got time to do. ie maintenance around the home and section. very reliable honest service. customer satisfaction guarantee. from lawns right through to painting a house.

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Cookies construction

Joined October 2016

I Mack Cook opened Cookies construction in 2012 i have 10 years experience in the building industry carry a lbp licence and backed by the master builders association.

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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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Aaron Collins Builders Ltd

Joined April 2010

Hi im a enthusiastic hard working qualified builder. I will complete tasks to a very high standard and reasonable price, and will always gt the job finished on time and to a excellent standard.

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Glen Law Building ltd

Joined March 2019

Hello, We have a group of 4 keen hardworking builders. Two Qualified trades men and two apprentice workers. Friendly team that love the trade and what to do wright by the client and leave a positive lasting impression. Check out our facebook page to see more. Thank you.

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