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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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

Restore first level deck

Posted 1 month ago

Replace and restore over garage deck. This includes replacing plywood then waterproofing and replacing decking. It is approx 45sqm. Located in merrilands. Open time frame based on weather.

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Pam's pergola

Posted 3 months ago

extensive pergola to cover part of back and side length of house

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Remove wall in living room

Posted 1 month ago

Would like to remove a wall to open up the lounge to one room

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Fixing/Replacing deck poles

Posted 2 months ago

The posts holding up my deck are starting to rot. I would like to fix a gate to one of them so need it fixing/replacing.

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New Deck

Posted 4 months ago

We have just bought a new house that has a really old deck that never got consent. We are looking to rebuild this so it has consent. It’s currently around 20sq meters and about 1.7m off the ground. We don’t settle on the property for another few months but we would like to start the quote and planning process because the bank require the deck to be rebuilt and consented within 3 months after settlement.

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Prepare for new vinyl lay

Posted 3 months ago

Check softspots/bearers..remove existing vinyl...new vinyl arriving late May

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Replacing 33 locker doors

Posted 1 month ago

We have a client wanting new doors to be fitted onto existing lockers. We'll supply our yellowbox smart-locks for the locks.

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Exterior gib replacement

Posted 3 months ago

Removal of old exterior gib boards and replaced with new

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Rotten Sash window

Posted 3 months ago

Part of a wooden sash window is rotten and needs fixing.

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Install Bi fold doors

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a builder to remove an existing door and window and install a bi fold door. I already have the bi fold door.

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Balustrade

Posted 2 months ago

Replace balustrade up ramp and front entrance with materials similar to photo. The ramp and front landing is concrete

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Odd jobs

Posted 3 months ago

1. Putting a clothes line on a concrete wall 2 venting a clothes dryer to the outside 3. Putting roller blind up 4. Putting rails in a corner wardrobe

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Cabinet repair

Posted 4 months ago

Just wondered if there would be anyone out there who is able to repair my cabinet. It is oak veneer and two of the legs fell off when too much weight was put on them when we were moving.

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Replace old floor with new flooring marine ply

Posted 3 months ago

Replace chip board with marine ply in the hot water cupboard an wash house area need a quote please Floor boards are no good

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Finished of work

Posted 1 month ago

Finishing of installing kitchen not much to do it just fitting in the kitchen screwing it in An then laying plywood over my kitchen an washouse floor Ready for linio Need some one to start job ASAP thanks

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Deck repairs and renovation

Posted 4 months ago

Deck strengthening, replacement of some rotting posts, new awning

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Trevillion

Posted 2 months ago

Build a 5 x 3 meter deck outside front door less then 1 meter off the ground in pine or hardwood

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Window repair and re-sealing

Posted 4 months ago

Repair/replace two interior window jambs

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Decking restoration and reinforcing

Posted 4 months ago

We have a deck which needs reinforcing, relaying of decking and balustrades. Pictures of deck below.

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Decking Project

Posted 2 months ago

Experienced builder/handyman required for reconstruction of an existing level 2 exterior deck. Like for like replacement of existing structure, eg new bearers and joists, laying of new deck boards plus some other remediation work. Must have own tools and be able to start soon as possible. Owner able to assist on weekends and possibly some weekdays.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Move deck seating

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window repair and re-sealing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

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

Wall Reno

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

12th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Insulation, gib, plastering

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th March 2021

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 floor boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2020

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

Remove wall in living room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th June 2021

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

Baywindow repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Staining Decks

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

28th June 2020

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

Pet door installation - wooden door

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th March 2021

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

Fixing/Replacing deck poles

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Repairs and maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trevillion

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck extension construction

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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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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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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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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BCD Services

Joined October 2020

I have over 10 years experience in the building industry doing renovations, new homes. I take pride in finishing jobs to a high standard of workmanship along with completing jobs on time.

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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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Level Build NZ

Joined November 2020

Based in New Plymouth, Taranaki, we specialise in competitively priced, high quality builds. This includes New Homes, Renovations, Upgrades, Commercial Construction, and everything in between. Founded and led by experienced carpenter, Jarom Tipene, our uncompromising attention to detail and drive for perfection set us apart from the rest. Whatever your renovation needs or new home dreams are, Leve...

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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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Werder property worx limited

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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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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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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Lawrnce Builders Ltd

Joined November 2016

At Lawrence builders we like to work in with owner to find out exactly what they want we then make it happen! Wether its a new home ,house extension or simply changing a door lock.We've got over 20 years experience and the team to get your next build project finished on time and on budget!

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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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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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Aaron Collins Builders Ltd

Joined April 2010

Our family owned and operated business Aaron Collins Builders is a small team of detail driven carpenters. Aaron is a fully qualified Licensed Building Practitioner and a proud member of Certified Builders Association. We offer the Halo 10 year Guarantee to work over $30,000.00. The benefit of using us is that you're dealing directly with the business owner. We work along with you on your proj...

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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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The BDW Collective

Joined May 2018

Founded on peoples attraction to unique and customised spaces, BDW offers customers the skills and collective mindset to make possibilities a reality. With a history of architectural and high-end building work, we will work with you to challenge your ideas and pursue your desires. The BDW Collective offers concentrated experience in construction, with exposure to new builds big and small, renovati...

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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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Byrne & Co Builders

Joined August 2019

Hi, I've have had plenty of experience in new builds and renovations. I like to specialise in smaller jobs, not only do I like to give a competitive quote but I also have an attention to detail and like to complete jobs to high standard.

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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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