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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New Owners

Posted 1 month ago

Deck OR artificial grass OR cement outside and around our house + pergola = landscaping. Need a quote for these jobs please.

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Deck Extension & Roof

Posted 2 days ago

We have a two small decks that we want joined up. And also want to extend 1 of the decks also adding a roof.

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Folding low table

Posted 2 months ago

I would like to get x2 folding tables made as per the link below - will supply wood. Job needs to be completed by July 30th ...... /wooden-table-picnic-table-car-picnic?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=folding+low+table&ref=sr_gallery-1-8

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Insurance Building Repais

Posted 1 month ago

A bit of foundation work as well as repairs to roof, and side of building (See photos)

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Building 6 custom timber bed frames

Posted 2 months ago

I am looking for someone to help me make some custom solid timber bed frames for a project I have coming up. If you have experience in this area, please let me know.

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Sail shade and front door canopy

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I am looking at getting sail shade installed over our deck. It’s is not a very big deck. Also we want to get an overhead canopy added to the front door

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Wall Mirror Hanging

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there, We are looking to hang the mirror which is around 5 feet 10 inch horizontally to the wall. The mirror does not come with hanging clip with it so we will require you to arrange one for us. The mirror itself is about 15 to 20 kg so we will need a professional to do it to avoid wall damage. Please find the attached photo of the wall and the mirror.

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Remove ranchslider and make good

Posted 1 month ago

Ready for garage door install… Remove architrave carefully and replace once garage door installed. Add back frame. Single door.

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Build stairs

Posted 2 months ago

To build and install stairs to my house

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New Deck Required

Posted 2 months ago

15 x 5 metre deck with Pergola. Has an existing deck of 1.8m which needs the wood replaced on. Then an extension for 3.2m wide with and 15m long. Once you make contact I can provide more information.

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Roofing for Pergola

Posted 1 month ago

Want to install clear roof on my wooden pergola. Size 3m * 3.4m.

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Fix piece of floor and skirting, replace 5 doors etc.

Posted 2 months ago

A section of chipboard floor has been water damaged and sunken down a bit, between the joists. This piece needs replacing. Next I have a couple of short pieces of skirting board that was water damaged and swollen to be replaced. Next I need to source and replace 5 basic internal doors (with new hinges & doorhandles (4 passage, 1 privacy). 2 of the doorways have some cracked trim that needs replacing along the hinge-side. 1 of the other doors needs to be hung on on the other side like it w...

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Drawer insert

Posted 1 month ago

We would like to utilise the microwave space in our kitchen for two extra drawers. The measurement of the space is 62.5cm wide by 41cm high by 58,2cm deep. The drawers should match the existing joinery in the kitchen.

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Add more shelves in the cabinet

Posted 2 months ago

I have only one shelf, I want to add more shelves to this cabinet, 3-4 depending on how many fits in. This needs to be done for two rooms.

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New built-in Cupboard to be formed

Posted 2 months ago

Create and build a new 2.5 or 3 door built in cupboard turning an office into a proper 5th bedroom. Will involve taking out the old stud (no electrics in it), framing up and gibbing new cupboard, fitting sliding doors, architraves, shelves, hanging rail and making good overall. We will do the painting.

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Replace damaged particle floor board approx 1.5 x1.8 metres

Posted 1 month ago

Particle board flooring swollen due to water damage uplift floor board and replace with flooring particle board approx 1.5 x 1.8

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Outdoor Deck

Posted 2 months ago

I have a outdoor lawn area of 30 sq m , wanted to get a deck.

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Evolve Rehab South Auckland

Posted 2 months ago

I need a number of small works done inside a residential house. 1. Repair architrave and jamb in bedroom and remove motel style privacy chain (see image 1), 2. Repair / Reinstate wardrobe door in bedroom (see image 2), 3. Replace toe kick to bathroom unit (see image 3), 4. Replace door and draw fronts to kitchen unit (see image 4) and install D handles on all door/draw fronts (see image 5) 5. Install new kitchen shelf (see image 6) 6. Install 16mm (or similar thickness) sheet of dressed pl...

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Finishing decking construction

Posted 1 month ago

The existing deck construction was left half-finished. The irresponsible contractor didn't install stumps/ handi blocks at 1500mm centers u/sdie the joist. Didn't procure 90x 20 decking timber before taking the deposit and procuring the decking timber. We have procured enough H3 90x 20mm smooth decking to finish off ~ 30 -33m2 deck. We are looking for a reliable contractor with reasonable $/Hr rates to complete the decking Check existing deck structure photos or allow for the site visit to v...

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Deck extension

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking to extend our deck out a little to give some extra space for outdoor furniture to fit. When looking at the photos, the extension will go out to the path (essentially covering the area where pot plants and black mulch is currently). Also wanting to remove the trellis as it's a bit outdated. Measurements for what needs to be built alongside the existing deck is as follows: Length: 6.55m Width: 0.85m Height: 0.30m Looking to have the job completed ideally by mid-lat...

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Patio Canopy Roof

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th May 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage framing repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th August 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Flooring rip up and replacement in Hallway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door hinges relocation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Filling up deck rails

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Unfinished deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door Frame Repair & Replacement of Window Hardware

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace deck and fix interior timber ceiling

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Simpson trades

Joined November 2020

Hi, I've had an assortment of different trades throughout my 15 years in the trade industry, cabinet making, roofing, shed building, gib fitting, tiling, new building and renovations, ect. I put a lot of pride in my work and always make sure my customers are happy. I am a volunteer firefighter and might get called out in the early morning, this might affect the time and schedule we agree on, I wil...

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Armstrong

Joined March 2020

I am a qualified builder have a trade of NZ certificate of carpentry L4 from MIT Manukau, and still on study for my diploma. Been on building for long time in both Residential and Commercial Iam a Tongan very happy to work with you Thanks

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J A Wotherspoon LTD

Joined October 2014

I am a qualified and LBP registered builder. I also am licensed in membrane roofing. I can take on any project big or small. My team and I have a very high standard of workmanship and are very efficient in the work we do. I keep my clients well informed throughout the whole process and make the whole experience as stress free as possible

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PROPERTY ABLE CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

Joined June 2021

Hi, We are PA Construction, a dynamic duo offering a one point company purposed for residential jobs. We offer a personable service, competitive prices, professional time management finished with high quality workmanship. No job or budget is too small or big for our team at Pa Construction. We will work with you the client to meet budget and build. Henare (owner) leads the security...

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The Leather Doctor Greater Auckland

Joined September 2021

Thanks for choosing the Leather Doctor! We repair damage on all surface types from laminate and vinyl floors, to natural and engineered wood floors and furniture (including upholstery), to natural, engineered and polished stone benchtops (and everything in between!). We are particularly expert at repairing, recoloring and refinishing leather. Our trained professionals utilize innovative techniques...

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Retro Construction Limited

Joined January 2021

Hi, we've been providing construction services for the past 25 years. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds, we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget.

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Provue Glass Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hi, I have been in the trade for the last 14 years and pride myself in the work I complete. Specializing in Showers, splashbacks, mirrors, broken windows, new glazing, pet doors, Timber Joinery and more. We offer competitive pricing and free quotes Thank You Provue Team

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Black Key Limited

Joined September 2020

Hi small building team with great sub contractors to ensure a quality job. Good communication and planning are key to getting the work finished to a high standard. I’m Dave third generation builder and happy to talk over your job with you.

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JJ Property maintenance

Joined June 2011

Self employed for over 20 years. Vinyl laying for over 40 years. Experienced in both domestic & commercial jobs. Can lay floors, walls (disabled showers etc;) bartops or pretty much anywhere it is possible to lay vinyl. I do not usually advertise as I have gained plenty of work by word of mouth & have many happy customers to testify to this. Will measure, quote, prepare & lay the job from star...

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Genesis Landscaping

Joined July 2013

Hi, I've been in the trade for 16 years. We specialize in all landscape construction and also horticulture. This company is built on integrity, value, trust and listening to you...the client. We are passionate about doing a well finished job and attention to detail. Check out our website for references and some of our past work. Cheers, Jeremy.

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Transforming Residential Limited

Joined January 2016

Small residential business that specialises in additions, renovations and parts there of. Reputable builder with previous apprentice awards, and he maintains that through out all work completed. A registered company with a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP), a member of the Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA) and hold current Site Safe qualifications as well as First Aid. Extensive...

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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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Jacks building

Joined July 2016

Hi I've been building for 8 years here to do maintenance work for residential or commercial. I specialize in high end residential work. My rates is reasonable and I get the job done with time and quality.

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Axiacon Limited

Joined June 2021

New Build - Our comprehensive packages include design and build for bespoke homes or alternatively we have some existing plans and templates which we can make work for you to create a unique home designed and built just for you. Reclad - Our cladding team is passionate and professional as well as being extremely knowledgeable about how to get your cladding into tip top shape again. We can u...

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Jay Tru Builders Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hi, I’ve been in the building trade over 20yrs experience. Started my own building company in 2018 Since then worked on New Builds to Light Comercial Jobs/Renovation/decks/Bathroom upgrades etc Workmanship is always kept to a high standard that is what we pride our company off. Always Try out best to stick to schedule but also flexible in any changers homeowners may have.

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Precision builders

Joined July 2016

Hi we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 20 years.While we specialuse in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs.We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion .We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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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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Those Guys Pro Services

Joined September 2020

We are very professional, meet deadlines for project completion and definitely work hard. We take pride in our competitive pricing and quotes, and always stick to the budget. We offer competitive pricing and deliver a high standard of work on every job. Your more than welcome to view our facebook and instagram pages for more work and projects completed. Services include: Tiling Splashba...

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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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Belac Builders Ltd

Joined February 2021

Hi, I've been building for 8 years doing quality residential and light commercial renovations, Additions, Pergolas ,Decks and Fences, I pride myself in punctuality and finishing work the way I would want it in my own home -Bcito qualified -Licensed building practitioner Instagram : Belacbuilders_ltd Facebook : Belac builders LTD

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