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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

One Off Small Job

Posted 3 weeks ago

Install a benchtop slab from bunnings into a small sleepout . An area of estimate 2/3 metres & underneath open shelve 2 metres. It will be used to put a microwave, toaster& kettle on top.

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New Deck

Posted 1 month ago

New deck tobe built, inviting quotes. Thanks! The location is in the city centre of Palmerston North, please contact ... to inspect the site.

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Old Patio Removal and New Deck

Posted 1 week ago

Removal of old concrete patio roughly 4x6 meters, and old set of concrete stairs to go as well. New deck built off lounge in its place. I have an above ground pool I would like to be able to access from the deck, this will probably need a hole dug to make it level with the deck.

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Fixing 4 bookcases to walls with brackets

Posted 1 week ago

Needs to be done before Christmas so the bookcases won't fall on our visitors if there is an earthquake! 4 wooden bookcases. 2 x approx 1.5 m and 2 x approx 1.9 m.

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Pre sale maintenance

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking for a trustworthy builder keen to do a couple of small jobs around our house. Put a door on a hole in the wall where the hot water cylinder was. Tidy up a wall where an installed heater was removed. Fix outside wall of a garage. Need someone fairly soon as we are selling.

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Small deck, plus external door.

Posted 2 weeks ago

I would like a small deck for the rear of my house, with a door going to it from the lounge. There is a window where the door would go. It would be great to have it for the summer.

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Fixing up deck, building a new step

Posted 3 weeks ago

We removed a spa from the deck so now need the edge tidied up and a new step built. Also a small bit of concreting and removable of a framed edging .

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Framing an entranceway

Posted 2 months ago

I have an entranceway thats needs to be framed with timber. There is a small area of gib that needs repairing or replacing prior to the framing being done.

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Door planing

Posted 1 month ago

Planing 13 internal wooden doors to fit carpet. Carpet being fitted early November. Doors need to be done before that.

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Deck repair

Posted 2 months ago

Some boards need replacing in our back deck, we are seeking to have this done as early as possible this week (from Monday 30 September).

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Joinery work

Posted 2 months ago

I have a number of windows in an old house that needs work on them . The catches need fixing and one window needs to have the hinges replaced. Needs more than just slapping on some hinges. I have some old carport that needs some decorative features replacing. There is plenty of other work but just want to start with this. The work requires someone that knows about joinery. I am fussy and want a good job done.

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Carpentry Repairs x 7 and some painting

Posted 3 weeks ago

Carpentry maintenance to fix several jobs x 7 around our home. 1. Fix French Door bottom. Take out rot and re plaster, redo. 2. Finish a window sill, rot has been cut out. Needs finishing. 3. Fix facia board by back door, cut out rot and stop birds nesting there, by back door light. 4. Fix / repair outside studio flat roof corner. 5. Sand and paint facia corners x 4 corners on house. 6. Fix guttering leaks x 2 - 3. 7. Shower box needs resiliconing Have the silicone gun, just need a skil...

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New Deck/Patio

Posted 1 month ago

I would like to get pricing on a new deck/patio. Potentially require small concrete path dug out and washing line moved. Would like to have done before summer.

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Door re fit and plane bottom

Posted 3 weeks ago

Have recently had carpet and vinyl replaced and need someone to re install doors and planed to take some height off them . Some interior sliding doors that need tracks re installed.

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Window frame repair

Posted 1 month ago

We removed a rotting exterior window frame. This is located down one side of the ranch slider windows, more for aesthetics than functional. We need help replacing it as we don’t have the tools needed to cut the wood to fit the groves in the hardiplank.

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Guinea Pig Hutch

Posted 1 month ago

I need a new guinea pig hutch built; one end is the house (which needs to be waterproof and with removable floor) which is attached to a run with mesh on all sides and bottom, needs to have an opening part in the run for ease of cleaning

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New decking above concrete pad

Posted 2 weeks ago

Wanting a new deck built in end of February 2020. Current area is a (sinking) concrete pad with two sets of stairs into house (see picture). Approx deck size is 6.5x4.5m. About 800m high, to include stairs going down to the ground. And raised seating along one corner edge. As well as three/four posts at each corner so shade sail can be installed.

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Pergola

Posted 2 months ago

We are wanting some shade at our patio, so we are after a qoute for approximately 3.6 m x 5 m x 2.4 m pergola. Even if it is just the framing that can be done or the labour and we source the materials ourselves. Hoping to be done before the summer heat comes.

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Bathroom door installation

Posted 3 weeks ago

An internal wooden door to hang for the bathroom using a sliding rail barn door system

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 151,000 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

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

Subfloor Consult and Quote

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repairing for the floor

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

10th June 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Gate in Fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pergola

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2019

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

Framing an entranceway

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Deck repair


3rd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cutting/nailing up a piece of cornice

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Door planing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fixing 4 bookcases to walls with brackets

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck covering

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pats deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2019

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

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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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Aaron Crosby Building and maintence

Joined July 2018

Hi I have just moved to Wanganui. I am a self employed builder that has been in the business for 23 years. DESCRIPTION OF WORK General repairs and maintenance, bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, roofing, decks, veranda's, fences, anything at all. No job too small. I'm extremely reliable and if my quote is excepted I will not let you down. I pride myself to be the best that I can. Warm re...

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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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Xyz Builders Ltd

Joined July 2019

Putting a plan to action, to assure your satisfaction! Hi I'm Jay McRoberts. A qualified Licensed building practitioner who's been in the industry for 10 years. Building new homes and renovating exsisting houses. For all your general building, maintenance and repair work servicing the manawatu through to horowhenua Contact Xyz builders Ltd Building smarter

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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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John Clarke Floorsanding

Joined May 2009

Over 10 yrs experience floorsanding new & old floors in tongue & groove, parquet or partical board. Can repair floors, supply & lay new & recycled T&G flooring, supply & lay or rejuvenate cork tiles & can also colour floors. I use moisture cuired or waterborne polyurethanes. Uplift carpet & vinyl. Happy to work anywhere in the lower half of the North Island as I have a camper van. Free measure & q...

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M3 building and concrete Ltd

Joined June 2019

I am a small building and concrete business that works in manawatu and the wider region with a little over 15 years experience and are big on small jobs work speaks for itself check out my Instagram at jmoorepay

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Andyman Maintenance

Joined August 2019

British city and guilds carpenter qualified 35 plus years, Being doing general timber repairs and property maintenance eg:- windows and doors, deck and fence repairs for the last 15 years for both Corporate and private clients in NZ. I specialize in small repairs that the big building companies don't cater for. Call or email me for a quote. Andy

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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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Merlo Joinery Specialist ltd

Joined November 2012

Manufacturer of Exclusively crafted joinery and furniture I am trade qualfied with forty seven years experience in this industry I make all items personally my self Quality and workmanship is gauranteed. Regards Neil.

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DB Construction

Joined November 2019

Hi, iv just started my own building business, after building for 8years, I have high expectations on providing and delivering a professional job, on time and on budget, there is no job to big or to small, I have a wide range of job capability’s

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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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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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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a home maintenance company in the Manawatu/ Whanganui/ Hawkes Bay Region offering a comprehensive range of maintenance services using both internal staff and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can accept payment by major credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa), cash or direct credit. Why use Level Ridge? 1. Remove the...

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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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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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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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A stage construction

Joined January 2018

Fully qualified licensed building practitioner with 10+ years experience in residential new builds, decks, fencing, additions, bathrooms, fit outs etc. A-Stage Construction has been established since 2015, we take pride in providing no obligation, competitive quotes and we work hard to meet deadlines, on time, on budget!

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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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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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