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

Add roof and extend stairs to established deck

Posted 1 month ago

We have a relatively new wooden deck that we would like a closed in wooden / plastic roof added to it. Also a bar bench along the railing and the extension of some existing stairs either with more stairs or a board walk.

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Woodworking table

Posted 3 months ago

We have a wood carving group that needs a work table built. It will be located outside under a covered area. The table would need to meet the carving tutors requirements.

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New Door, skirting and architrave installation

Posted 2 months ago

Looking to have 13 new standard wooden doors (already fitted in their jambs) and three wooden sliding doors installed and door hardware added. (This is a new build). Also potentially all architraves and skirtings as well. Plan attached. Time frame ideally the week beginning 17 June.

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Adjust deck so it is >12mm from cladding

Posted 2 months ago

hi - I need to adjust a built deck, which is slightly too close to the cladding; it should be >12mm. The deck is 11m long, composed of 2x 5m lengths parallel to house & 3 boards perpendicular to house, as per photo. I think this is a relatively easy job with a track or table saw. I am looking at getting it done as soon as possible.

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Barry W Orme

Posted 2 months ago

We have a skylight (just above ceiling height) in our kitchen area. The surround is made of chipboard which has swollen due to moisture. We would like the chipboard removed and replaced with dressed timber. All timber work completed we will finish and paint.

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Weatherboard remedial work

Posted 2 weeks ago

Replacement of damaged weather board and Galvanised Corner Soakers

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Build a deck

Posted 2 months ago

Needs to have a total new deck, please contact me if you are interested.

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Insulate dog kennel

Posted 3 months ago

I am keen to get my dogs kennel insulated for the winter, sooner is better ? kennel is L .820mm H 1 m W 1.025 mm. Think a layer of insulation and ply wood inside would do it (just needs to be warm, not pretty)

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Deck

Posted 4 months ago

We need our current deck to be rebuilt to standard. May be able to use some of the existing supports but overall a complete re-build. We will demo the current deck so just the build for you. We would like it to step down so its no higher than 1.5 meters on both steps, land underneath has a slope We will first off need a quote ASAP and have finance arranged to cover cost. Work to be completed in the next 8 weeks. One of us is home every day during the week to meet for measure and quote.

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Hana Washburn

Posted 1 month ago

Fence is not straight and bending down. I think it needs to repost and should more deeper.

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Help Build a Firewood Shed

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there, would like a firewood shed made similar to the one in the photo. About 4m wide 2 deep and 2m high. Please quote to supply materials and install on a flat section.

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Install built-in cupboards & flexi cupboards

Posted 3 months ago

We want to install a built in cupboard in our main bedroom and need assistance with installing a flexi cupboard in my daughter's room. - We have bought the hardware for the flexi system, but do not feel confident to put up the main frame and would need help with this small job first. - We want to install a built in cupboard about 2m long, 2.2m high, 0.5m deep in our main bedroom and also add a built in book shelf for the remainder of the wall (about 1m long. 2.2m high, 0.25m deep) I...

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New Door

Posted 3 months ago

We need a new front door put into our existing entrance door

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Exernal Stairs timber

Posted 2 weeks ago

2.7m high x1.2m wide x 5.1m length I will provide the materials 14 treads 360mm x 1200 mm wide ( decking timber 95x 45x4 per tread) rebated to stringer 15 risers (closed in)

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Deck and Fence

Posted 2 months ago

We would like to have a medium to large deck built, along with built in planter boxes and seating. This is approximately 12m x 3m. We would also like a smaller deck extended, this would be about 2m x 1.5m. Both of these will only be approx 30cm off the ground. We would also like a small fence built.

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Brigitte Salzmann

Posted 1 month ago

restoration of + extension of deck

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Wall over tower adjustment

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need my wall oven tower adjusted to install a new oven. Current dual oven is 1000m new oven only 890, needs bottom shelf lifted and new draw face for bottom drawer to fill in the space

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Low Deck - Whitby

Posted 2 months ago

Wanting to build a low deck up to about 400mm high over about 18m2 (9m x 2m). To be built over paved area on side patio adjacent to dwelling. Some pavers can be lifted for post holes, but most can be left insitu. Reasonable access down side path.

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Mrinal Mukherjee

Posted 1 week ago

Need a retaining wall on one side of the house. Straight forward job - nothing special Length = 21 m Height = 1.4 m Material = timber deck

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Deck

Posted 2 months ago

Home is built on sloping section require a deck that starts as a ramp to front door (at road level) and continues around the rear top 2nd storey level of the house (as section drops away) to bottom floor. Would like decent deck space at rear to accommodate an outdoor picnic table and access from top level sliding door yet to be installed. Also need advice on decking to continue around 3rd side of house and proximity to fenceline.

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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.

Sliding Doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2018

Workmanship
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Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dividing wall and some fix up jobs

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

11th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Low Deck - Whitby

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Partition wall removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pergola for a Spa

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fixing Queen Bed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

new decks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extend our deck!

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Joiner required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New deck

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

TV bracket install x 3

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

maybe carpenter.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Woodworking table

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lounge modification and resurface

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New entry porch/deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck strengthening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Patio Gate and Sandpit Project

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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THBUILDERS

Joined October 2018

Hi, We've been building new house and renovating old ones for the the last 8 years. We accept the job from time to time. We are 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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Joe Banneton

Joined August 2019

Trade qualified builder with 15 years experience. Experienced in all aspects of building, from complete residential builds, renovations, concrete work and footpaths and all types of fencing, decking and handrail installations. Also very experienced in 2nd fix carpentry such as door and kitchen installation and trim finishing.

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DTS building

Joined July 2019

Hi I have been building for 5 years now, while I specialize in Windows repairing and installing I also do smaller jobs from time to time (plasterboard installing, fence, cladding , Demolition. Etc) Maintenance work myself and another tradesman work together (when needed) work in a professional manner and hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive q...

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Timbr Tec NZ Limited

Joined May 2011

Dear home owner, For the last 20 years we have been making furniture, windows, doors, interior fittings and renovating homes in New Zealand, Germany and Switzerland. Certified in Project Management, our skills ensure that we deliver quality work, on time and to budget. Call us for a free quote, you won’t be disappointed. Regards, Your TimbrTec team

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Lister Furniture & Cabinetry Ltd

Joined September 2017

We specialise in the manufacture and restoration of furniture and cabinetry, modification to existing joinery and units with the focus on doing a job once and doing it properly. We also tackle maintenance issues, repairs to property and buildings with the same attention to detail. With over 25 years in the trade industry, we stand by our work and believe in doing a quality job every time.

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RJ'S Building Services Ltd

Joined May 2010

At Rjs building services we carry all aspects off building work from building your new house from the ground up to fixing small leaks. So feel free to give us a ring.

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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 . I have 25 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . At present we are manly doing Bathroom and Kitchen up grades New ceilings and cavity sliding doors , all seam to be the go. I also have an airless spay unit for the finishing to...

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Oncore

Joined August 2019

We provide full property maintenance and repair solutions from small jobs such as fixing a broken window latch or waterblasting your deck, to kitchen and bathroom installations, fencing and decks and building work. We pride ourselves on our professional and prompt service and delivering solutions that meet your needs.

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Robert Logan Landscaping

Joined May 2018

Hi, We have been Landscaping in the greater Wellington area for 25yrs.We specialise in Solid Landscaping eg, concrete driveways,fencing ,retaining walls, decks ,excavations, etc.We are a small hardworking team with high standards.

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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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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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there, I'm available to do general handyman work, gibbing / painting/ fencing / decking / plastering / general non compliance building work / lawn mowing / landscaping etc . Have been doing this on and off some 30 years . Any job considered. Available weekends if job requires .

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Nzl holzbau services limited

Joined August 2018

Hi, im a qualified chippy whos built for 10 years, 5 years germany 5 years nzl, i have a lot of pride in my work and will engage with you the client thoughout the entire job process. I build to code and to a great german standard at adorable rates

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Building Detail

Joined November 2013

Building Detail provides a range of high quality carpentry services at a reasonable price including: - Full project management - New homes - Renovations and alterations - Kitchen and bathroom upgrades - Fences, decks, and pathways - Maintenance and repairs - Shop fit outs Regan, Building Detail's director, is a qualified licensed building practitioner with over 10 years experience...

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize 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 prid...

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Precision Building Projects

Joined July 2016

Precision Building Projects (PBP) is a trusted family operated building company, part of NZCB with qualified licensed buildering practitioners taking care of all your building needs. Here at PBP, we take pride in our eye for precision detail and our ability to provide work to a high standard. With years of experience, in all facets of building there is no job too big or too small. Have a look...

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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Final Destination ltd

Joined July 2019

We have over 20 years experience in the building trade, focusing on renovations, alterations, and water proofing. We can address your needs promptly and professionally! Renovations, water issues and property inspections for future maintenance have been a focus of our employees for the last five years, and we have come together forming a new company to address these in the Wellington region. No...

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Orkney Developments Limited

Joined April 2016

Hi we build new homes, carry out renovations/alterations and do general maintenance work as well. Our passion is energy efficient passive solar homes, but we are open to any carpentry work. We have a team of highly skilled and licensed tradesmen, as well as an apprentice and hammer hand. We pride ourselves on our integrity and putting you the client first. If you choose to work with us you w...

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Quads Contractors

Joined January 2019

Quads Contractors offers Landscaping and Construction Services we cover everything from Luxury paving to Vertical Construction also Residential and Commercial Earthworks. We pride ourselves in bringing our clients competitive quotes Our team of competent and skilled workers will ensure that you are left with the outcome you want.

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