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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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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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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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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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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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Cat door install - wooden door

Posted 2 months ago

I need a cat door installed into a wooden door not glass door. I need it ASAP as cats are in Cattery while awaiting install. Thanks

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Decking by pool

Posted 3 months ago

We need a deck built over a new cover pit...next to our pool ..approx 5 meters by 3.5 meters...not needed for another couple of weeks...we live in a lifestyle block so there will also be future jobs!!

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Steve Callum

Posted 1 month ago

Rotten wooden framing and sills around windows in 3 rooms

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Install Door

Posted 1 week ago

Pretty simple job but I don't have the tools....I have an internal door that needed to be replaced. I have bought a door from Bunnigs and stained / varnished it. I just need somebody to take the hinges / door knob off the old door, put them on the new door and install the door for me.

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Deck stair balustrading

Posted 2 months ago

handrails required for my mother coming down from rear timber deck

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Urgent small job

Posted 3 months ago

Cut & attach new MDF skirting boards to new gib walls in lounge by this Saturday, or on Saturday. I need to paint them before carpet installed on Monday morning.

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Steve Callum #2

Posted 1 month ago

Have rotten window frames I need cutting out in3 rooms

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Cat flap installation

Posted 5 days ago

We have a wooden door back outside/inside with a current cat-flap - the hole in the door that is cut for the current door is approximately 230mmx230mm, so its quite large. I have recently purchased a smaller cat-flap because it has a special microchip recognition in it (purchased to stop intruder cats coming into our home). However the hole required for this special cat-flap is smaller - 165W x 171Hmm. Possibly the door will need to be filled somehow to accommodate this new cat-flap.

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Tina Falloon

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, HOping you can help, we require a new under house access be created to finish installing underfloor insulation. This will be either internally a trap door under where the fridge sits or ideally on the outside to make a new crawl hole. We got in really early to have this house insulated 3 years ago, and only just found its only half insulated underneath due to lack of access. are you able to help get this job done please? 181 college street West End. ... is the best contact, look forward t...

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Outdoor Deck

Posted 3 days ago

Needing a deck built for outdoor area. Area will be cleared before work begins.

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Children’s climbing equipment

Posted 1 month ago

Kia Ora, I am looking for a builder who has spare time on their hands for a small project. We are wanting to get some climbing cubes built for outdoor use. I am wanting to find out much these will cost to get built before I can say how many we need to start with. If anyone could help me out that would be great, I could send you through the measurements we have come up with. They would need to be weatherproof as much as possible, sealed with something I guess. Thank you 😊

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Backyard deck

Posted 3 months ago

We need the top decking put on an already existing base urgently preferably within the next two weeks. All decking is on site ready to go

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Subfloor Consult and Quote

Posted 10 hours ago

Seek inspection and quote Small area of subfloor in a rental. Urgent - today (Sunday)? Initially a one-off consult for $150 (30-60mins of your time) with purpose of diagnosing and scoping the job (May be no issue). Submit an independent quote ( no guarantees of sucess as I will seek secondary quotes based on findings (if any)). Call today to discuss.

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New Large Deck Build x2

Posted 2 months ago

We have 2 decks to install at our new home. We are after a labour only quote. The product we are using is Plantation Bamboo X-treme decking which is a more expensive product to purchase, but easier and much faster and has a 25year warranty. Approximate areas to do is 50 sqm and 25sqm.

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Repairing for the floor

Posted 2 months ago

Some small parts rotten by water Some Samll parts got nosie Need repair

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Deck extension

Posted 2 months ago

We would like to extend our current deck, cover it with a veranda and replace the boundary fence around the deck, drive and house frontage (approx 67 metres)

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Window Repair

Posted 1 week ago

Window frame needs re-positioned and possibly repaired. Has gap between frame and sill. Needs done within next 3-4 weeks as having retrofit double glazing fitted in frame. Call after 4 or leave message on answer machine

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Ute and Trailer deck refit

Posted 3 days ago

Toyota Hilux Ute plywood has rotted and needs replacing with new plywood. we will supply the plywood. Job needs to be done by 30th August Trailer is 5m long and needs the 35mm Shiplap replaced with 35mm retaining timber. We have the timber for it drying already. Will need cutting to length and shaping. Trailer can be done at the same time as the ute but doesnt have to be done by 30th August. Labour only Job, just need basic carpentry tools.

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Two wooden tables 1300 x 1400

Posted 3 months ago

I need two identical wooden dining tables - 1300 x 1400. Used timber is ok, treated or untreated - I will paint them. The top can be one piece or boards as long as it is smooth. Quotes please. Thanks, Glen Palmerston North

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High end, quality housing

Posted 2 months ago

Roof framing, Cedar weatherboard system. All under a 'covered in' shrink wrap scaffold. Six months of work, minimum.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 141,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Cindy van der Krogt.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Repairing for the floor

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

10th June 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

levelling sinking deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

deck with ramp

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install Decking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Replacing rotten porch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Cat door install - wooden door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replace rotted timber

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior cladding

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th September 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck covering

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace wooden windows

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Wall repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gate in Fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Boiler cupboard renovate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New front door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Adele

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

29th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck planks

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

31st October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Pergola repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace beams in enclosed pergola/shed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Ace Building

Joined July 2018

Hi, I'm Alistair, owner of ACE Building, and nothing gives me more pleasure than a job well done. I'm a jack of all trades with experience in multiple areas and am constantly expanding my knowledge base. I am proficient in many areas, including (but not limited to); building maintenance & extensions, decks, fences, concrete pads, water drainage, insulation and joinery. I pride myself on meticul...

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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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Property solutions

Joined February 2017

Hi I provide quality maintenance solutions with prompt service and high quality workmanship a priority please read my reviews placed by satisfied customers. I look forward to meeting you assisting you with your needs. Jobs completed on time and on budget.

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Champion Building Solutions

Joined February 2019

Hi we are a small locally owned business specialising in bathrooms, decks, fences and concrete projects. We are professionals and take pride in our work and are driven by quality workmanship.

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Latch Construction

Joined May 2013

I've been building for ten years now. Qualified Builder and a Licensed Building Practitioner which means I can do restricted work unlike other tradesmen. All my work is carried out to a very high standard. I specialise in all work from new houses to renovations. Landscaping and fencing aswell. Very competitive quotes and finish work on time if not before. If you want the job done quick and to...

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Morris Construction 2017 Limited

Joined February 2017

Morris Construction is Manawatu based, family run building company. Johno Morris is a qualified building practitioner who has over 10 years building experience. We have a team of 4 qualified builders and 3 apprentice builders who are driven and passionate about the industry. Our team takes pride in their work and has exceptional attention to detail. We offer a wide range of building services an...

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Hayes Carpentry

Joined August 2019

I am a Carpenter and Joiner by trade and have been qualified for 10 years. I specialise in finished work but cover all aspects of carpentry and building works. I am professional and honest.

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JRS Builders

Joined September 2017

Hi my name is kris I'm 31 years old and have been a local builder in the manawatu for the last 15 years I am a LBP licenced builder and have been a residential builder commercial builder and building steel framed sheds and homes I have experiance in all areas of the building industrie from small alterations to new home builds and everything in between I am a father and looking to make some extra m...

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yardiez maintenance

Joined July 2018

Yardiez have over 15 years experience, we do a hole in the wall fix, change a handle, fit a door stop, install a new bathroom or fix the old one. We even do full house renovations. and water blasting. We do fencing (wooden and aluminium), gates automated & manual. There is no job to small, so give us a call . We will see you rite.

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JBARR Construction ltd

Joined February 2018

We are a local construction company with over 13 Years experience in the industry. Excellent communication and every project is to a very high standard.

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Astro Building & Maintenance

Joined June 2018

With over 30 years experience in construction, ASTRO Maintenance boast a wide knowledge and skills. Based in Levin, Horowhenua ASTRO Maintenance can accommodate various jobs throughout Horowhenua, Manawatu-Wanganui and Kapiti Coast. From small maintenance repairs to all inside and outside renovations, ASTRO Maintenance provides a professional, high standard, reliable building and maintenance serv...

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Long Building Solutions

Joined August 2016

Hi there, we are a small building outfit based in Palmerston North. Servicing the greater Manawatu and Horowhenua, we take pride in offering friendly service and completing quality finishes for our clients. For a range of building needs, or to talk with us about your next project, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to working with you. Cheers Chris Long LBS

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Jordan Ellery Building

Joined May 2019

Hi, I have currently been building for 7 years. I am a qualified builder with a diverse set of skills which I have learnt over mainly residential renovations based in Palmerston North. I am very confident with most building related work and also have experience in painting, roofing and concrete laying . I take pride in the finishing details and also my time management skills.

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Gutterman&cleaning services

Joined June 2014

30 years experience on roofs.I now specialize in gutter cleaning repairing and installing,Also i can do house,roof washing,painting and moss,mould spraying.All work fully guaranteed.FREE quotes,FAST service

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J&R Contracting Services Limited

Joined June 2016

Hi, we are a small family run company that pride ourselves on providing our clients with the best service. Our specialty is all things concrete. We have over 18 years construction and concrete experience and look forward to working with you on your project big or small.

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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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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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Bespoke Wooden Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2018

Outdoor living solutions: gates, decks, fences, planter boxes and bar leaners to name a few. We specialise in the local manufacture and installation of wooden gates - and other landscape construction work. We also do flatpack assembly (including kitchens).

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Smileys decks and fences

Joined May 2017

Have been building for the last 4 years. Looking for weekend/after work jobs to get a bit of extra money. I will work hard to give you a finished product you love at a great rate.

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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

Palmer construction is a new building business with a passion for house renovation and all general building and property maintenance including painting.

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