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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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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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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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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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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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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.

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.

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Pergola roof removal #3

Posted 6 days ago

I need a pergola plastic roof removed

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BC approved. Qualified carpentry needed for renovation structural works

Posted 3 days ago

We are renovating the house. BC is approved. We are looking for a qualified carpentry that can take Council inspection and approval. The jobs are including new floor structural, wall framing, new window joinery and new dropdown ceiling works. Please contact us for more BC drawings.

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Repair deck and steps

Posted 6 days ago

Repair around 3m2 area of decking and 3 steps to bottom of walkway. Removed due to need to repair stormwater pipes. This has been completed so now need to rebuild the deck and steps.

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Cladding

Posted 1 day ago

The exterior cladding (see attachment) needs replacing (3mX2m). It is more than likely that the timber frame at the bottom will need replacing where water got in before the drain was fixed.

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External window frame replacement

Posted 4 days ago

I need a high level window removed, frame replaced and window reinstalled. The original sill/framing has rotted and subsequently dropped from the aluminium joinery. Timing of the job can be negotiated as window has been temporarily packed and weather-proofed.

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Re-cover back deck - approx. 4m x 6m

Posted 1 week ago

Our back deck has been renovated and now needs covering. It used to have six 3m corrugated polycarbonate sheets. We probably want translucent sheets as a replacement rather than clear because leaves fall on it, but we are interested in your opinion of what will work best. We also want a sheet or two on one side as weather protection where an outside fridge will stand. Please see photos attached of how it was, and as it is now.

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Christina's new deck

Posted 4 days ago

Hello Thank you for reading about our job - for this summer? Can I interest you in coming to our place to provide a quote to build a deck for us if appropriate wood can be procured? Smooth finish; long pieces, screwed down. We understand there is a bit of a wait time on wood? It will be a corner deck coming off the terrace per the tomato stakes in the photos attached. They are 1.5m. The existing terrace is about 450 high so no permit required. Some shrubs stay and some go. The one...

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Deck post replacement

Posted 1 week ago

To replace 4 existing deck posts with stronger thicker ones. They fit into galvanised footings.

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Deck Restore and paint

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, As per the photos, The deck and steps need to be fixed and repainted. Painting is also required on the retaining wall. The wall has some moss on it which will need to be treated before it’s painted.

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Architraves & Skirting boards

Posted 3 days ago

We are at the end of a major reno and need help with Architraves, skirting boards and hanging doors

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Replace 3 rotting barge boards

Posted 20 hours ago

Our house is 35 years old. The last few inches of 3 timber barge boards are rotting and need to be replaced. See photos. Timber is about 210x20mm with a groove for soffit. I'm guessing 600mm length for each. 1.8m total, preferably pre-primed. The worst one is the most urgent, as there is scaffolding currently in place, if you could get to it pronto (Monday 29 Nov), before the scaffolding goes. The two on the gable end are easily accessible, even when the scaffolding is removed.

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Chopping Board Repair

Posted 5 days ago

Hi there, we have a chopping board (sentimental) that needs it's handle refitted. It requires some screws and/or glue combination. Looking for a quote please. Can do a contactless drop-off.

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Large deck replacement

Posted 1 week ago

We got building consent, now we need a builder! Our large pine deck needs to be replaced. Refer to images for size. The bearers and poles are fine, but most of the joists and all of the decking timber will need to be replaced. There are a couple of small sets of stairs that need replacing, as well as the hand rail surrouding the deck. We're looking at kwila for the decking timber and an aluminium balustrade. Our property is on a slope and at it's highest the deck is approx. 4m off the gro...

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General maintenance

Posted 7 hours ago

Fencing repairs and general property maintenance.

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6m high deck

Posted 6 days ago

Have a 6m high deck (connects to house) would like to have the poles going into ground - will need council consent

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Replace front porch Vergola

Posted 1 week ago

We are wanting to simply replace the existing porch (as it is rotting) with similar materials. We are hoping to get this done soon as we worry that the glass will fall out.

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Wooden feature wall

Posted 1 day ago

Looking to carry out a wooden feature wall as per the photo. Looking for a quote.

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New Deck

Posted 6 days ago

removing old deck and building new one in its place. will want some help with ideas and design, we know roughly what we want. I can help as a hammer hand if is an option.

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Above Deck

Posted 3 days ago

1 .Extend a deck 2.3 x 1.8 with 140 x32 pine 2. Replace +- 8m2 of 90x32 deck - can replace it with any size - will supply material

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Floor board replacement

Posted 1 week ago

We have several floor boards which we suspect require replacing in one of our bedrooms. These are under carpet, we would need someone to visit to assess the work required.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 210,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Deck step fixing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2021

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 4
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

New Deck at Ground Level

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fixing a chevalier mahogany mirror to its supports at side

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door swing change

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair section of soffit lining under overhang

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling kitchen renovation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove and Replace Corroded Deck Hangers

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pergola/Catio

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair and restore deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace wooden decking

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

8th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Investigate and repair for rotten section around aluminum door.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Windows and doors adjustments

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Isolate wet deck bearer from house wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replace outdoor steps Quote

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

16th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace door hinges and adjust front door to be level

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build new deck 3.2x3.6m approx - start when alert levels allow

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Add doors, section's and drawers to existing wardrobe

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pergolas


8th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
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Pergola renewal with gutter & drainpipe installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd August 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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Teamgreen Projects Limited

Joined April 2021

I design and build custom decks, fences, pergolas, retaining walls and custom furniture. I pride myself on my attention to detail and excellent customer service, combined with an strong work ethic.

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S M Renovations and Painting

Joined April 2021

Dear customers, We have done so many renovations in the past and we have great experience in major renovations. -Waterproofing PS3 certificate ( certified and we do new builds) -Tiling (Total Tiling Solution since 2003) -Pergolas -Decking -Painting (interior & Exterior) -Flooring We are very professional and we take our projects seriously. We work hard and we meet out deadlines fo...

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Sione

Joined October 2016

Hi there, My name is Sione Fa owner operator of Saiyan Chippy Limited. I am a qualified builder with my LBP license & over 10 years experience. At Saiyan chippy our small team is reliable, hardworking, offers competitive quotes & we hold ourselves to the highest of standards. If you would like to see some of our work please feel free to check out our Instagram page ...

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Oncore East Auckland Manukau

Joined December 2020

We aim to provide world class property repairs, maintenance and installation services, including small to medium sized residential renovations. Feel free to contact us on the number above for a free no obligation quote. Our mission is simple "to provide a friendly service that makes every project stress-free and cost-effective".

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L n B Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

We are a small to medium company specialising in renovations and alterations in the Central, Western and North Shore areas of Auckland. The company has been established for over 18 years, with both directors having been in the industry for over 30 years. We are Licenced Building practitioners (LBP) and as foundation members of New Zealand Certified Builders we offer the Halo 10 year residential g...

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Installation interiors limited

Joined January 2017

I have been doing joinery for 10 years for other companies know I m a contractor for myself I do Installation of wardrobes storage kitchen. My jobs are up to date on time with a professional look finish.

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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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New Tech Builders

Joined January 2013

Hi, We have been building new houses, renovation character homes and Re-Clads for the last 22years. We have been in Auckland for the last 19years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Auckland. While we specialise in major renovations reclads and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for proj...

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Sky Ceilings ltd

Joined February 2021

We are in the commercial and residential industry for the last 20 years,,all our trade’s people are qualified ,carpenter’s,we are professionals and work hard to meet the deadlines for project completion,no job is to big or to small for us,we treat every job the same,we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget and on time

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Nodin Renovations

Joined March 2017

Hi, We've been renovating house for over 16 years. We do all sorts of work on commercial and residential properties. Waterblasting, rust repairs, ridge repointing, moss treatment, replace cracked tiles and few to name. Painted more than 30 roofs. We do insurance work. Have painted more than 100 houses over the years. We do waterproofing, bathroom renovations, tiling, re grouting, splash back....

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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Nuri Construction Ltd

Joined November 2018

Hi there, With over 18 years of experience in the construction business, we are experts in renovation works, extensions and new builds. No job is too big or too small for us. We are passionate about building quality homes at a competitive price and completing jobs on budget is very important to us. We pride in meeting deadlines and giving you the best advice that meets your expectations. W...

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Hard Yards by Ian

Joined June 2021

Specialised in small landscaping and construction work, handyman repairs and maintenance. I have 5 years of building experience, 30 years of home handyman skills, and love working with wood.

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Dragon Maintenance Ltd

Joined September 2013

Hi, my name is Jason and part of a family run business from Wales in the UK. I have 20+ years experience in the Building & Construction Industry, from project management and on the tools. Qualified as an Electrician, Joiner/Carpentry, brick/block laying and experience in other trade backgrounds. Now living in New Zealand we are continuing to provide a high quality service in Building, Renovatio...

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A Tradesman

Joined June 2014

Hi Thank you for your time My team is experienced in the Glazing industry for over 15 + years dealing with all Glass repairs Commercial / Residential properties. Please note we are not ordinary glaziers we are specialists in every type of glazing We repair all broken glass in Aluminium frames / Steel frame / wood frame Also supply glass / Double glazing / safety glass / bullet pro...

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Baxter and Partners

Joined June 2009

Baxter and Partners is made up of Baxter. Who is a 6 year old Bishon Poodle. My son William and me. Allan Ludlow. (my Legal Name is Trevor Allan Ludlow, but I have been known since birth as Allan),I didnt know this until I was about 12 years old LOL Many of my clients will say that I will provide them with a solution rather than another headache. I always look at a job on the basis that if it we...

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AR Maintenance and handyman services

Joined March 2021

Hi we have been in maintenance, fencing, decking, pagolas, and all other maintenance around property for more than 6 years. We are professional in small and big jobs. We always complete jobs on deadlines with our hard work. We pride ourselves on providing competitive guotes and then competing jobs according to your budget

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Mountfield Contracting

Joined July 2013

Hiya, we are a locally based small business run by Oli and Hailey. We specialise in residential and commercial landscape construction and property maintenance. We have been in business for over 14 years and cover the greater Auckland and Waikato areas.

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Adams Building Company

Joined August 2020

Hi, we've have been working with renovations for the past 5 years. From small jobs to big jobs we pride ourselves on getting stuck in and completing the jobs to a high standard on budget with the clients vision in mind at all times.

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Calibre Concrete & Civil

Joined July 2021

Hi, Our fleet has the capacity to carry out civil earthworks from commercial developments through to single residential projects. -Earthworks and Excavation -House cuts and slab prep -Truck and machinery hire -drainage -retaining Send through a quote request and our QS will be in touch.

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