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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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

Cat door

Posted 5 months ago

I need someone to properly install my new cat door please, it’s in a door. No glass involved. There’s already an existing hole from current cat door however is a botch job and would like this done professionally please.

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Repair of timber soffit

Posted 3 weeks ago

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

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Replace small bit of carpet

Posted 6 months ago

My cat has scratched 2 pieces of carpet at the bedroom door. We have the carpet to replace but are moving out in a weeks time please help

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Kitchen finishing

Posted 3 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 1 month 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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Replace deck

Posted 6 months ago

Extend pre existing deck with seating ,in timber.

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Putting in a divider wall in laundry

Posted 4 months ago

Large laundry needs a divider wall put in. ( with a door ). May require a large cupboard to be built as well.

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

Posted 23 hours 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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Repair timber windows

Posted 4 months ago

We have 6 timber casement window frames that require repair or replacement.

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Replace shingles under bay window and replace barge board

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Oven Cabinet

Posted 4 months ago

Require cabinet adjustment to fit new oven. Current opening is too large (height). Need double oven to be raised to new height and cabinetry to be adjusted.

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Door hanger

Posted 4 months ago

Take off old doors and rehang new doors. Fit new locks.

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Putting up 130mm gib cove on 3.6m high wall

Posted 1 month 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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Suzee Freeman

Posted 6 months ago

We have a 6 x 6 mtr area that is set in pavers. It needs a pergola built inside it that has character and suits the property. No timeframe as such, it needs to be well built and add to the garden.

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Installing support beams and covering existing deck

Posted 1 week 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 2 weeks 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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Covered patio / deck

Posted 2 days 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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Ceiling hatch or trapdoor

Posted 6 months ago

Supply and install a Prohatch ceiling hatch (no ladder) into a pinex tiled ceiling. Brace the opening between trusses with at least 2x90x45mm studs supported on joist hangars or equivalent to take the weight of a person pulling themselves up into a ceiling. Work on an hourly rate acceptable. Required by end of April19 or sooner if possible.

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Pergola

Posted 2 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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Cleaning deck

Posted 1 week 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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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 144,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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8th June 2018

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 5
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Ceiling hatch or trapdoor

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31st March 2019

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
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 5

Build new deck

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30th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Replace shingles under bay window and replace barge board

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3rd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Replace window sill

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16th December 2018

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Cavity Slider Repair

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24th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 4

Ramp Rail

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13th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen finishing

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3rd July 2019

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

Repair timber windows

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th August 2019

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 5
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 5

Find Carpenters in New Plymouth

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.

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Hobo Home Maintenance and Repairs

Joined May 2018

Hi, we specialise in home maintenance and repairs, renovation projects, project manangement and part-project management. Get in contact and we can discuss all the options. Cheers Nick

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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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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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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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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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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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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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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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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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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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Rooney Builders

Joined October 2018

Old school registered master builders. Chris being in the industry for 40years priding himself on price point and good quality works. We can do anything, from project management to everyday handy man chores. Just ask and we can help. We travel all over north island for your needs.

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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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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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Elite Painting and Decorating

Joined July 2017

I have been in the painting and wallpapering business for nearly 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 r...

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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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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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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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mats engineering

Joined January 2014

ME – Mat’s Engineering is a leading general engineering contractor based in Kumeu Auckland. Established in January 2014, with 12 year’s experience in the industry ME has successfully completed numerous scale jobs, from every day repairs to machinery to turnkey projects for many prestigious clients in all different engineering sectors including: Fonterra, DFE pharmaceutical, Matua Winery, Cooper...

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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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