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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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7 Things Tradies Want You To Know Going Into 2022

Posted 30/11/21

Next year will be the year of catch-22’s for home improvement. So, how can you get a great outcome for your project in these busy times?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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Quote and Retrofit an aluminium door on a single car garage

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there I would like to first have some people quote the work of retrofitting a second hand aliminium door onto my garage and to also dispose of the old garage roller door . The measurements are 238 cm W X 211cm H . I will purchase a second hand door for installation.

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Wooden windows and door

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need wooden window frames and French door repaired. Bowed and pulling away. May require replacing some internal wall too.

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Decking

Posted 1 week ago

48 m2 of 140x 18mm kwila decking

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Replace Fascia Board

Posted 1 week ago

Wanting to get fascia board replaced as it has rotted on the corners. No requirement to paint as I can do that myself. Just require new panels cut and installed and old ones removed.

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External Window and Footings Repairs

Posted 1 month ago

Wooden window repairs to our period Villa about 4 windows and various footing reolacement and repairs. Work need to be completed by the end of January as the house is being sold. Earlier is preferred.

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Door frame replacement #2

Posted 1 month ago

Door frame bowed, door not closing properly, sticking. Need door frame replaced

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Deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

Composite deck build 9.8m x 5.2m

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Roof re-gib/bench top

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need lounge ceiling re-gibbed and new kitchen bench done

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Build a deck.

Posted 1 month ago

As per photo. About 7x3m Standard materials (treated pine?) to finish off a new build.

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Fireplace framing , shelves and desk

Posted 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora I desperately need a skilled tradesperson to fix my mistakes! I have bought an electric cast iron fireplace thinking it would fit into our fireplace cavity, but alas it does not fit! I am wanting a frame that covers the gap between the fireplace and the surround. If this isn’t possible then would be great to get the fireplace surround ripped off the wall so we can install a new one. We would also like 3 floating shelves and a floating desk installed on one side of the fireplace alcove. I...

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Window sill repairs

Posted 1 week ago

Repairs to some window sills and fix hole in wall

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Deck Construction

Posted 2 months ago

Approx 110 sq m af timber decking. Land is uneven and deck height will be between 200mm and 400mm from land surface.

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Deck Cleaning

Posted 1 month ago

Deck needs scrubbing and sealing Natural Pine - Uncoated - Unpainted

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Bay window - bottom plywood replacement

Posted 3 weeks ago

Our bay window is sitting on a piece of what looks to be plyboard. The aluminium attachment screwing the window to the plyboard has fallen off, causing our plyboard to collect moisture and now needing to ve replaced. I have added a picture (this is not the window, photo taken from a bay photo on google), to show which part i am talking about requiring the replacement. We would need to have this job completed before the 15/01, as our house is currently under contract for sale. If you...

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Replace floor in hallway

Posted 2 months ago

Rotting floor in hallway of rental. Needs replacing.

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Decking #2

Posted 5 days ago

Decking for a residential new built in Aokautere.

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Subbearer replacement

Posted 3 weeks ago

Bearer under decking at end of deck has failed, decking not secured. Requires taking apart steps to get to imapcted area. Happy to consider other options that could be more practiable.

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30sqm deck

Posted 1 week ago

I’m looking to install a desk roughly 30sqm

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Decking

Posted 5 days ago

Decking for a new built in Aokautere palmerston.

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Deck

Posted 1 week ago

Building a deck in the backyard. Covering the existing concrete and stones (See images attached).

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 215,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Flat pack build & install

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21st June 2021

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 5
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 4
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 4
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 5

Rebuild my deck

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17th April 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

repair wall and replace window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

Tina Falloon

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

handrail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Door placement

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23rd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rural letterbox replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

carpentary repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th March 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Weatherboard replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Carpenter/Builder required - Leak in the bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement of bathroom door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water cupboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Miss Dee's new deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cupboard reconfiguration for dishwasher installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

front door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

smaller door into existing larger hole


16th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Large rotted window frame repair/replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Clean/prep and stain

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck and Pergola

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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JKlass Construction Limited

Joined September 2021

Hi there we have been building for 10 plus years with experience in high end homes to small renovations. Specialise in finishing work. (Shopefitter by trade) Open to anything, Kids play houses, toys, Man caves, or just a revamp of your kitchen or bathroom. We pride ourselves in doing an A-Class job to the highest of quality. No jobs too small

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DoCarpentry

Joined January 2022

Hi, I’m focusing on small carpentry jobs to do in 1-2 days and insulation, where I’ve got a large experience and can provide a professional and friendly service with tidy completion

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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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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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TLR Construction

Joined June 2020

Hi, I have over 15 years experience in the construction industry and pride myself on completing work to a high standard. I look forward to meeting you to discuss what we can offer.

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Sai Building Services Ltd

Joined December 2020

Sai Building Services Ltd 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 For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles) Painting Roofing Plumbing Pl...

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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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Jwc homes

Joined December 2021

Hi, we are a team of 3 based in the manawatu and have been building new residential homes and renovations for 8 or so years. This year we are looking to expand and take on more clients and more work. We are very professional and can cater to all your requirements For any job big or small, we're your builders!

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Hawkes Bay, Manawatu/ Whanganui, and Nelson-Tasman regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioners) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope o...

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Big Bro's Construction

Joined October 2021

Hi, we have been renovating houses as well as completing small jobs around homes for the last 5 years. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines and complete all work to a 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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Express Property Maintenance Whakarongo Ltd

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're relatively new to the New Zealand market but have been operating in Australia since 2011. Specialising in Deck, Fence and retaining wall construction we also provide all aspects of property maintenance services from repairing holes in walls to fixing your guttering or mowing your lawn, we are your first choice in property maintenance whether private or commercial.

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Tierra Landscape Development td

Joined June 2009

We specialise in hard and soft landscaping and outdoor building such as decks, fences, concreting, paving etc. We also run a property maintenance service incuding lawns, gardening and general property section clearance. We work hard and take pride in our work.

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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

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

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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . We have over 35 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . We do everything from New Kitchens /Bathrooms, Complete make overs, Tiling, Maintenance of Rentals, House Painting Just ask Now with having a Digger and Truck we are abl...

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SchoCon

Joined July 2012

Focused on outdoor living, hard landscaping and renovations, but also the cliche "for all your building needs". Being in the building and construction arena for 18 years, LBP licensed and trade qualified we will make your ideas and dreams reality.

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Rapid construction

Joined November 2018

HI, we have been doing residential fencing and decks for the last 2 years. while we are specialized in two sectors one being residential fencing and decks and other being plasterboard installs for renovation works. we do other jobs as well, anything from water blasting to minor renovations to verandahs - pergolas and even those small property repairs. we are professional and reliable at reasona...

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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 ... EE quotes,FAST service

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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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