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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest carpentry case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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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Several building jobs around the house

Posted 1 month ago

We have a few jobs around the house and looking to pay someone an hourly rate to get them done and I'll supply the materials. The jobs are: 1. Building the shell for a wardrobe including the door frame and hanging two doors . This will include cutting the carpet. 2. Building a low retaining wall about 20m long 3. Some outdoor steps 4. Extending a deck. For the last two, we want someone to help with the initial site preparation where i can pick the job up to complete once the foundations a...

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New deck over lawn area

Posted 1 week ago

Hi We are looking to have a deck built on the front of our property. This will extend from our front door along the front of our house to a ranch slide door off a bedroom. Approximate size is 19m2. This is a 5 x 3 metre square and a 1 x 4 metre ‘landing running to our front door with 7-9 steps. It will also need a railing around the side of the entire deck.

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Balcony repair and associated works

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need our balcony fixed. It’s a cantilevered structure that’s covered with Butynol and tiles, originally installed in the 70s we believe. Part of the balcony includes one parapet. The building is dry inside. The Butynol has surpassed its serviceable life and water penetrates at one location that we’re aware of. We’ve observed that the upturn of the Butynol is minimal. We suspect that at least 1 or 2 of the cantilevered joists require repair beneath the area that the Butynol is no lon...

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Re-staining 2 large decks

Posted 19 hours ago

We would like to have two large decks re-stained as soon as possible, before we put the house on the market.

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Loft bed repair

Posted 1 month ago

We got our sons loft bed and the putting together didn’t go to well and it’s in the middle of the room and needs to be moved. It’s so heavy. Looking for someone who can fix this for us ASAP. It’s probably only 2-3 hours work for someone who knows what he is doing and has a helper to move it around.

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Replace laundry floor from water cylinder leaking/dying

Posted 2 days ago

Water cylinder is leaking and has damaged most of the laundry floor. The only reason it's all still intact is because the cylinder has a beam under it. The floor needs to be replaced under the cylinder, preferably at the same time as the cylinder being replaced. Need a quote to talk to insurance etc and for timeframe.

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Weatherboard replacement

Posted 1 month ago

We have an area of weatherboards that have rot in them and would like to get repairs/replacement done as required. The picture show one area but there are 5 or 6 boards similar.

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Deck and external stair case

Posted 1 month ago

needing a deck built and staircase built up to second story of house. materials will be provided.

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Replace/repair rotten balustrade

Posted 2 months ago

The balustrade on the front porch has rotted and is coming apart from the concrete stairs. I need it replaced or repaired in preparation for painting.

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Floor replacement due to water damage

Posted 1 month ago

Our shower had been leaking which is now fixed. The floor needs to be replaced/fixed in the hallway due to the water damage. The gib board needs to be fixed to where we had to cut to fix the shower leak.

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Deck

Posted 1 month ago

Would like to have an extension on a deck already built on our property

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Repair needed as damage was caused by fire.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Ceiling was damaged by fire from flue. The insulation in the roof caught fire.

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Wardrobe (built in over bed style)

Posted 1 month ago

I have a small room that needs a wardrobe and storage. I am looking having in made over my bed area. Pictures shown are what I am ideally wanting or similar. Total area 2690 in length, depth 500mm and height 2400. 3 drawers bottom of wardrobe both sides with hanging wardrobe above and 3 lift up cupboards joining both sides.

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Deck and pergola with concrete slab for spa

Posted 1 week ago

Hiya, hoping to get a desktop quote via giving you some pictures. Looking for a deck, concrete slab with ground co.pacrion underneath to support a 18t spa pool (6m x 3m), the deck to be covered with a clearlight roof and to also do remedial repairs to retaining wall you can see in picture. Looking for an estimate Looking to remove existing deck and extend deck over all the grass area you can see in pic. So 8x5m , the roof will need to be 6x5m to comply with council regulations. Concrete sl...

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Bathroom

Posted 1 week ago

We need a quote for replacing the bathroom/toilet floor also replace the wall coverings ?formica

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Window frames

Posted 1 month ago

wanting two large window frames to be made, that can hold large double glazing glass panels. would like these made asap.

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Replace old deck

Posted 1 month ago

We're looking to replace our old/ worn deck, and looking for a suitable builder for the job. Please call to view and arrange a quote.

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Install floor and door skirting

Posted 1 month ago

My bathroom requires floor and door skirting. I need the door skirting vanished to match the door frame. The floor skirting doesn't need to be painted.

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Wardrobe doors to be fixed

Posted 1 month ago

The wardrobe doors have been installed by a cowboy and cannot be opened or closed. Need track on bottom with doors slightly 'planed' off to fit. There is a track up top, but nothing at the bottom. Handles also need fastening, as falling off. Would like separate quote to put mirrors on existing doors IF 2nd-hand mirrors can be found at a building recyclers or Trademe. Doors are approximately H: 2M, W: 815cm, total wardrobe opening: approximately 1.585cm. Obviously if mirrors are inclu...

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Trim/shorten doors

Posted 1 week ago

We have installed a new carpet and hence the doors need to be trimmed/ shortened and rehanged. Please let me know your availability and cost for fixing 6-7 doors.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 201,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

put up balustrades ps1/ps3 certificate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laundry basket holder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gib Braceline installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bottom Plate replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laundry ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wardrobe Door Hanging

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Jammed Door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Covered pergola/front door protection

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

Storage cupboard and sliding door

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd August 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Floor replacement due to water damage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

URGENT Build a ramp from wood titaghi bay

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build a deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door replacement & ceiling repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Replacement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weatherboard replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Deck Clean and Stain

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th April 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 2
Communication
 1

Batten replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Low deck along side of house and current deck pole leveling

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Minor door hinge repair (internal)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Solid Industries Ltd

Joined March 2020

Hi, We specialize in residential & Property maintenance inside and out. helping you un-stick Sticky doors to finishing off the kitset kitchen you brought but never got round to installing. We also re-build fences, gates, decks etc etc.

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JD residential restorers

Joined June 2021

Hello, I am a qualified painter and general, minor house repair expert with over 5 years experience. I specialize in small to medium sized jobs. I am a one man band but because of that have very competitive pricing. I work hard to meet deadlines and always aim to have the best possible quality finish on every job.

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City Works

Joined November 2017

Hi City Works specialize in residential landscape design and construction. We have a small team of skilled staff to complete your landscapin­g needs in profession­al manner. We love working outdoors. Build fences, retaining walls, driveways, dig' outs, pathways. Work to enhance your property install synthetic/artificial lawn, ready lawn, paving and tiling Can accommodat­e jobs both big a...

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Excel Property Services

Joined May 2021

Hi, we are your friendly local tradie team who pride ourselves on delivering exceptional results for our clients. We specialise in painting and decorating and general handyman jobs. We believe our commitment to communicating and working with the customer to achieve the desired result is the key to our success.

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BIM Projects Ltd

Joined March 2020

BIM Projects Ltd - Technology Leading Construction. Residential alterations and additions specialists with over 18+ years experience in the construction industry. For all your Construction, Site and Project Management requirements. Licensed Building Practitioners. NZ Certified Builders - Member no. 6419

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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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Tony's Painting & Building Services

Joined November 2016

We provide a high quality cost effective service for all your home and commercial needs. Exterior and interior painting undertaken by painters with 20 years plus experience. Interior and exterior maintenance carries out by an experienced builder. Happy to quote for large and smaller jobs, Satisfaction is a high priority for us and we won't let you down. Cheers Tony

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Essential Services Wellington trading as Property Solutions Wellington

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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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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Newframe Construction

Joined August 2021

*Qualified builder & licensed Building Practionior *Specialise in new Builds and roofing *All Building works from the Big jobs to the small jobs ARE take care of. WHERE PRIDE MEETS PROFECTION!! LOOK NO FURTHER THEN NEWFRAMECONSTRUCTION

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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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Rubios Pro Limited

Joined August 2018

Hello There, We are a reliable and trustworthy company with the experience and skills required to be able to provide the most professional care to maintain your house looking as good as you would want it. We can ensure you that our workers are hardworking and are ready to finish the jobs as soon as required with a great quality job . Call us for a free quote, good prices guaranteed.

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Keane Contracting

Joined August 2019

We do it all Keane Contracting is a family run business specializing in a range of services such as: General Construction, Building Inspections, Earth Works, Painting, Concreting, Property Cleaning and Grounds Maintenance. We network with other professional contractors to assist with any specific property maintenance needs you may have, leaving you stress free with top quality results at...

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JAMES THE BUILDER

Joined September 2009

Hello my name is James and I have been building for 10 years. And I specialize in doing those smaller jobs I am NZ qualified and believe in doing the job right the first time. I have a team of sub contractors that have the same motto. As the building process can be daunting it is my job to help my clients thought this experience, keeping the lines of communication open at all times, because a...

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RazorBuild

Joined March 2021

- Have been building in Wellington for 7 years - General maintenance, bathrooms, kitchens, decks, fences, renovations and additions - Qualified and Licensed - Hard work ethic

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Legacy Custom Construction LTD

Joined May 2021

I have over 15 years experience in the building industry, both commercial and residential construction with projects from small renovations & decks to high end new builds in Seatoun. My company employs 3 staff including a female apprentice soon to be carpenter. we mainly keep ourselves busy with new builds, most recently we have completed a 301 square meter 3 level home. and we enjoy m...

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Andrew Broe Construction Limited

Joined July 2015

I am a qualified builder looking for small to medium sized jobs. I have 15 years experience, but am new to this website. I pride myself on providing a high quality job.

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Trung

Joined August 2016

Hi , i have been building new houses for 5 years. A lot of thing i have done since i been on site . Love to see the house comming up and completing . Also i can fixing house and build things around the house. I am a qualified builder .

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general Handyman Work, Gib Board repairs / Click Clank Laminate Flooring / Painting Interior and Exterior / Fencing / Decking / Touch up Plastering / general non compliance building work / Water Blasting / Fitting Doors and Hardware / Skirtings etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of per...

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Daves Home Improvement

Joined July 2021

Small building jobs, landscaping, decks, fences, room refits, laminate flooring, gib fixing, painting, pre sale tidy ups, hedge trimming, water blasting, lawn mowing, retaining walls, repairs and maintenance. No job too small. Small business who take pride in there work. References from happy customers. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions.

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