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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Decking restoration

Posted 1 month ago

Rip up and replace existing decking in two different areas- (one is off the house and the other is around a pool) potentially restore some decking foundations if necessary.

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Gib board Repair

Posted 4 months ago

Damaged to interior wall - approx 300mm - 400mm long * 180mm wide. Timeframe - in the next week or so.

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Repairs and maintenance

Posted 2 months ago

Repairs to wooden windows. New window needed for bedroom and new fibro light cladding to corner of house. New scrib board needed for front of house by roof. This is high up so scaffold would need to be used. Also I would like some trellis installed around base of deck.

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Shade sail installation and bench seat on deck

Posted 1 month ago

Needing a post on the deck and roof hooks for shade sail installation and addition of 2 bench type seats to go on the edge of our deck

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Internal drywall removal + replacement & plastering

Posted 1 month ago

Kitchen internal drywall and above window removal and replacement & plastering. Re-install top and bottom skirting board + any finishing

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Decking build

Posted 1 month ago

3x5mtrs sq plain deck 500mm up above ground level. 1x wooden steps like picture three shows. 3mtr in length leading down to the lawn/patio.

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Install barn door

Posted 3 months ago

Ensuite currently has no door. Wanting to know if its possible to install a barn door to match an existing barn door in the house

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Seaview Road

Posted 4 months ago

Fix 2 leaks that are probably due to rain being driven through exterior cladding. Re-gib and plaster also.

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Replacement deck over garage

Posted 3 months ago

Replace a deck over garage which is attached to side of the house. Replace framing underneath. Possibly a roof over deck also.

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Repair / replace rotten villa window sill

Posted 2 months ago

sill is rotted out pretty badly on narrow bay winow. Requires repair / replacement. Don't need to make interior good after, just the window sill. Thanks

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Water damage

Posted 2 months ago

Replace water damaged chipboard flooring

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Decking stairs

Posted 1 month ago

Stepping added around a 1m high deck Also kitchen bench modification - new Island bench top to be created And bay window seats in a conservatory

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General House Repair for Toilet Wall/Floor Repair/

Posted 4 months ago

There are a number of repairs needing to be done throughout the house. ROOF TIMBER PURLINS *Possibly 2 areas where the roof has leaked damaging timber purlins that will need replacing. *Replacing Damaged Gib on Ceiling. TOILET ROOM(Water Damage) *Floor Damage needs repairing *Gib needs replacing behind toilet LAUNDRY *Wall needs repairing *Hole under Sink. Pictures are only of the Toilet area

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Deck and covered pergola

Posted 3 months ago

Would like a deck and my pergola extended and covered. Decking over the concrete slab.

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Small deck to be built

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, We are wanting a small deck to be built in front of a tiny house on our property,, joining up to a retaining wall. Would love to have it done this side of Xmas if anyone has time in their schedule.

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Kitchen fit up.

Posted 2 months ago

We are after someone to install the wooden bench tops, cut the bench to take a butler sink. Cut down an oven tower and reseal the cabinet.

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Labour only deck building

Posted 3 months ago

We wish to build a approx 70sqm (500LM) deck using Fijian Mahogany which we have already sourced, and a pergola on a certain section of the deck. We are after quotes please.

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Poplar Grove

Posted 3 months ago

Need decking boards replaced on an 8 square metre deck

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Kitchen, bathroom & laundry renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Line walls, install laundry tub, install shower and vanity, no installation needed in kitchen. Outdoor aluminium joinery This year if possible

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Quality Deck Builder

Posted 3 months ago

Two decks to be built attached to a newly located home Sizing as per plan set attached approx 16 sqm and 48sqm Local Council Form for compliance certificate to be completed by builder From Table 5.4 of ... the above design wind speeds equate to a Very High All structural elements for the proposed house are to be designed for the above wind zone in accordance with the relevant NZ building codes. Must be fully insured .Past work references required.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 179,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Kitchen finishing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden Exterior door replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Staining Decks

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

28th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement posts required for stairs leading to first floor deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th April 2020

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

Ramp Rail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace floor boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2020

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

Broken tracks on wardrobe and broken rail/runner in kitchen cupboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gib board Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install barn door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st October 2020

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
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

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T S Building Taranaki LTD

Joined September 2017

hi, we hav3 been in the building industry for 15 years now, we undertake any work such as renovations, decks, fences new builds, repairs. anything building we do it. at t.s building we pride ourselves on fast efficient work with high quality, as well as sticking to the set budget.

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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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P & S Window and Dorr Repairs

Joined March 2017

Hi. We repair all windows and doors Do your windows fly open or dont open at all Is your door hard to slide or wont slide at all Then call us for a free quote All glass repairs to.aluminium and wooden.joinery New window stays, handles Door wheels, Locks, hinges Security products New joinery Small building projects No job to small Free quotes

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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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deanos maintenance services

Joined November 2013

Hi, My name is Dean I have over 20 years experience in the building and painting industry. (Not a registered Builder!) Painting interior and exterior General Handyman,Decks bathroom renovations,floor repairs/replacement,rental property tidy ups,fences,landscaping 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!...

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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

We are here for you. We specialise in exterior and interior decorating, and colour mixing for elegant and classic looks. We use quality paint. Our painters are skilled, competent hard workers. Integrity, quality, and skills are our strengths. Maxwell Painting and Design Your Assets Matter! polintellpainting.club

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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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Jade Hintz Builders ltd

Joined May 2017

From farm builds to new housing and everything in between, Jade Hintz Builders does it all. We offer competitive pricing and realistic timeframes. We have been in the building industry for years and pride ourselves on meeting the clients needs and our attention to detail.

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Buildskills Limited

Joined October 2018

Hi, we specialise in home projects and maintenance. For all unlicensed building work of high quality at a reasonable price we are the team. For fences, decks, kitchen or bathroom upgrades or other projects around the home or rental, give us a call.

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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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Devarga building

Joined June 2017

Hi there I have been building for 15 years and have extensive knowledge and experience with renovations and new builds. I'm also happy to do small jobs. I take pride in my work and have competitive rates. If interested give me a call.

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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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G & N Moratti holdings Ltd

Joined January 2016

building residential houses for the past 7 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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Elite Painting and Decorating

Joined July 2017

I have been in the painting and wallpapering business for 20 years. I am metiulous in my work. My clients have always been more than satisfied with what I have to offer, both large and small jobs, high end work or just some minor touch ups. And if for some reason you're not happy, I'll put it right! My aim is for an Elite finish every time and an elite experience. I also carry out minor repairs...

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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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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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Fortal Builders

Joined August 2020

We are proudly builders with vast experience in on wood fence, gates and general fencing. We have several experienced partners for your renovation and landscaping projects!

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NZ Top Repairs

Joined November 2020

NZ Top Repairs® specialises in repairing damage to a range of hard surfaces to match their original appearance – most of our repairs look as if the damage never happened. We work on-site and can produce pristine results on nearly all hard surfaces, including: Bench tops, Tiles, Showers, Baths, Spas, Vinyl Flooring, Vanity Tops, and Hand Basins

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Smart Build Solutions

Joined December 2016

I have been in the building industry, working all over Taranaki for the past 5 years. I am proud to be a qualified, licensed 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, assi...

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable. I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working with you to giving you qualit...

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