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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

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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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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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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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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Replacement deck over garage

Posted 1 month 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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Wooden windows

Posted 2 months ago

I need four big window frames rebuilt.

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Kitchen fit up.

Posted 2 weeks 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 1 month 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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Replacing old deck with a modern fresh look

Posted 2 months ago

Our deck at the moment is an old 'L' shaped deck that curves around our dining/lounge area. Looking to rip it up entirely and replace it, then extend a further 3-5 meters and around to our other back door (around 8m). Not in any hurry, possibly around Jan 2021 onwards.

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General House Repair for Toilet Wall/Floor Repair/

Posted 2 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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Water damage

Posted 6 days ago

Replace water damaged chipboard flooring

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Wooden Exterior door replacement

Posted 2 months ago

Exterior wooden door has been broken by previous tenants and needs to be replaced and the new door painted.

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40sq m deck

Posted 2 months ago

New deck from house. approx 40sqm Just above ground height, it will sit about 40cm above ground. decking to be wide vitex boards. central New Plymouth

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Deck and covered pergola

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Install barn door

Posted 4 weeks 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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Replace floor boards

Posted 2 months ago

Need a couple of floor boards replaced in kitchen, Will lead to other work

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Repair / replace rotten villa window sill

Posted 4 weeks 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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Small Porch over the front door

Posted 3 months ago

Needing a quote for a small front porch for the front door/existing deck. Perhaps pergola style with polycarbonate roofing and side to provide shelter and shoe storage

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Shelving/ book cases

Posted 3 months ago

I would like a built in shelving unit (in bedroom used as a study) to house books, with integral desk And cupboard space. I hope to use floor to ceiling space along an interior wall for this unit. I’d like the unit to be white, easily wiped clean! I haven’t designed the unit yet - thought I’d consult with an expert first!

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Quality Deck Builder

Posted 1 month 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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Poplar Grove

Posted 1 month ago

Need decking boards replaced on an 8 square metre deck

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Gib board Repair

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Seaview Road

Posted 2 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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Repairs and maintenance

Posted 1 week 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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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 173,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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

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

Gib board Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Staining Decks

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

28th June 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

Wooden Exterior door replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
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

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

Replace floor boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2020

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

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

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

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Building Lab

Joined July 2020

Hi, Andy here from Building Lab. I have been building for 16 years, with my experience ranging from new builds, major renovations, to smaller jobs. I pride myself on being reliable, motivated, and finish every project to the highest standard. I guarantee great communication throughout the process to ensure I meet your expectations. To ensure your project runs smoothly, I have strong relationsh...

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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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Aaron Collins Builders Ltd

Joined April 2010

Aaron Collins Builders Ltd specialise in Renovations and New Homes also we cover additions, alterations, decks and all other jobs in between. We are members off certified builders and offer Halo 10 year Guarantee to work over $30,000.00 Phone Aaron today for a free Quote

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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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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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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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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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Callaghan Construction

Joined January 2018

We strive to maintain integrity, fairness and honesty in our relationships with all our customers, suppliers, subcontractors and associates. ​There are a lot of companies out there that do what we do. They share the same what and how. But our clients work with us for our why and our who. We're minds and makers with business sense and creative chop.

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L & B Construction

Joined September 2019

We have done renovation in houses, painting and decorating, plastering, concreting, paving, fencing, house insulation, and cleaning in and outside the house or offices for 12 years. Whatever others won’t do we will be there to help your needs. Our professional, honest and hard working team will go extra mile for deadlines and to suit your budget. We specialise in any renovations from roof to floo...

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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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mp installs

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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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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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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Saxon Homes

Joined October 2019

We are a friendly, professional team who loves to work with great people bringing their visions to life. Whether that's remodelling a room or building a new home. We pride ourselves on our standard of finish and respect for your home. Give Adam a call to talk about your next project.

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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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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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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. very reliable honest service. customer satisfaction guarantee. from lawns right through to painting a house. i have the tools to do most jobs, and i won't attempt to do a job i am unsure of. being a ex dairy farmer owner, the skills will be useful. referees available too if needed.

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MEKEFIPA

Joined October 2016

I have been able to work on various jobs on Commercial and Residential for more than ten years. I have love to work up to meet all the required task and all exactly what the clients need. Quotes will be determined by what the clients need.Your work my pride.If You want your job done,it can be done well. Competitive Quotes will be providing to meet budget. I love my work.

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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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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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