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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Linen cupboard

Posted 1 month ago

Hot water cyclinder has been removed from our cupboard, need to fix the shelves inside cupboard to make it into a proper linen cupboard

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Ramp fence installation

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I need a fence installed along a concrete ramp up to my back door.

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Remove rot from a window frame

Posted 1 month ago

There is some rot in a window frame and would like this repaired/replaced

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Deck repair

Posted 3 weeks ago

Strengthen existing deck. Piles rotten underneath

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Spa pergola

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, looking to put in a pergola around 4m by 4.5m. I dont need an over engineered fancy looking one but practical. Looking to put a clear lite roof on it. Extra posts on 1 size so that we can put plastic on it or a fence. One day the idea is to put a spa under it. Like it b4 Christmas, might be a good job to fill in afew days.

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Deck

Posted 2 months ago

Old decking, needing a new deck. This is a large deck. Easier for the person to see the job.

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Small deck and ramp for outside cabin

Posted 2 months ago

Build a small deck with a ramp for outside a cabin. I have sorted a concrete set for now.

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New Deck - Kenepuru

Posted 2 months ago

Build a new deck at backyard

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Garage Storage Cabinets #2

Posted 2 months ago

Hello Looking for someone who can build couple of standalone storage cabinets for my garage. Specification - 2 meter x 2.2 meter x 0.8 meter (LxHxW) Cheers Ashish

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Back deck 40 m2

Posted 1 week ago

Looking to construct a new large back deck on flat to moderately sloping ground. Aim is to access the deck from the house back ranch sliders. Finish deck will be approx. 15 m long and 2m wide, and 4m long section approx. 4m wide (total length ~ 18m). Most of deck piles are already installed, a couple more maybe required (pending design). Building consent is likely required (pending design). Survey and/or pile as-built can be provided on request.

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Deck

Posted 2 months ago

Replace a small deck at the back of house

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Deck built for Summer

Posted 1 month ago

Have a current deck that we would like extended, or torn down and rebuilt whatever is cheapest and fastest.

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Replace old decking

Posted 1 month ago

Lift and remove old decking, re-strengthen foundations as required, lay new decking timber.

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VERY small job

Posted 3 days ago

Long story short, I had an electrician come out to install and outdoor light but the original site for the light is slightly rotted and not flat enough for the new light. I need one small strip of cladding removed and a flat piece of ply (or whatever is suitable) put in its place. See pictures.

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Floating deck

Posted 2 months ago

3 x 4mtr floating deck (similar to picture attached) To be completed ASAP or by ...

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Custom steps outdoor ~180 cm high

Posted 1 month ago

I have a wooden retaining wall I would like some steps made up to, leading up to a flat section behind my property, the steps would also need a hand railing on one side. Height is 180cm, these would need to be low profile and custom fitted to allow access around the side of the house. I estimate they would need to be a width of around 60 cm to allow this but would need someone to come and have a look and work it out.

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Change Wardrobe door from Single to Double

Posted 2 months ago

Have a wardrobe door that is currently a single door that opens to a double wardrobe. Looking to replace this single door with a sliding double door set.

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Door replacement & ceiling repairs

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need an outside door to under the house replaced and two repairs to the ceiling where water leaks have come through. If you can plaster and paint, all the better. If not, no problem.

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Cladding and Balcony repairs

Posted 1 month ago

We require a trade qualified maintenance builder for a charge out job at our 2 storey, 1970s built home. We understand that a LBP is not required and willing to discuss this. 1. Upstairs, most of the vertical shiplap boards have reached the end of their life 2. the balcony needs repairing 3. the waterproof membrane on the balcony has done its dash 4. two single glazed sliding doors are to be replaced with DG sashes 5. two sections of ground floor corrugated steel roofing is to be rep...

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To build Peragoloa on Deck

Posted 5 days ago

Need to build Peragola with size 3 cmx 4cm on my existing Deck with cover from all kind of weather.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 183,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Storage cupboard and sliding door

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd August 2020

Workmanship
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Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Sanding, prepping and painting our doors and frames

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th February 2020

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

Trim the doors 🚪

Work carried out by a subcontractor

6th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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 ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gate repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wardrobe Doors width shortening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

deck steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Timber Pillar replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

New deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door Trimming/Shortening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor steps

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd May 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

Old stair rails need replacing.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

Deck Upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd December 2019

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

Bargeboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Datasoft

Joined September 2020

Hello , We have been building timber fences for last 2 years in affordable rates. We provide quick free quotes. We also do Concreting, asphalting, general house maintenance and renovations.We are very professional and hard work to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Reno Man

Joined April 2015

Hi, I have been in the industry for over 30 years. - Installing and designing kitchens and bathrooms. - Landscaping properties - Alterations - and everything in between! My collegue Andrew is licensed so we can tackle any project you have in mind. We specialise in minor renovations although our last project was a 4 month complete renovation of a 1940's house. Your project is in good han...

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Building renovator

Joined March 2017

Hi, I have been building for 20 years, I am a licensed builder, and licensed plumber, and a certified water proofer. I have completed some large renovations but also do the smaller jobs as well. I like to do reno work as it is more satisfying. and pleasing the customer is my ultimate aim I can always guarantee satisfaction.

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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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RBS Commercial & Residential Contractors

Joined November 2013

we are local wellington contracting company specializing in commercial and residential building, painting and plastering. From small jobs to the big jobs we have the team. Project management, shop fit out, Bathroom & Kitchen renovations , Commercial & Residential Painting & Decorating, Remedial Maintenance, Roof inspection, rectification, Asbestos removal & Incapsulation, House Alterations, Fencin...

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Glass and Building Innovate

Joined February 2019

Glass and Building Innovate is one of Wellingtons top Glass and Glazing companies. Our professional qualified glaziers can install anything to do with glass. From a simple single pane window, to specialized unusual projects that other glaziers wouldn't touch, we can do anything. Some of what we can do include: Splashbacks Frameless Showers Glass Table Tops Customized Aquariums Windows M...

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T Patterson builder

Joined August 2009

Straight from school and into carpentry. With 25 years in the trade and an eye for detail, you won't find anyone better. Check out some of my work at Tristan Patterson Builders on Facebook.

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City works

Joined November 2017

Please inspect our website to view the work we specialised in. While there please click onto Trade me via "landscaping supplies " and also scrutinize our reviews.

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Sun's Development Limited

Joined October 2020

Sun’s Development Ltd was founded in 2017, and has been providing quality construction works to the public ever since. Located in Lower Hutt-Wellington, Sun’s Development does all kinds of awesome things for the Wellington community. Website: www. ... .nz.

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Perry Homes Ltd

Joined March 2016

Perry Homes Ltd is a Wellington based construction business providing high quality residential building services. Our expert project management team ensures your entire building project is stress free from start to finish. Our highly-skilled and qualified professionals ensure your project will be on time and within budget. We are always happy to help during your design phase offering guidance fr...

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Concept 22 Design and Build Ltd

Joined October 2012

Hi, I have been renovating homes and building new for the last 18 years all over the Wellington region. Over this time I have also completed retail, cafe, restaurant and office fitouts mainly in Wellington but also in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin. While we now focus mainly on large renovations we also often do smaller jobs that fit with current commitments. We provide a professional frie...

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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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Wellington City Renovations

Joined May 2019

Specialising in home Renovations for over 10years, the tradesmen at Wellington City Renovations can help you in every aspect of your project, from foundations to finishing touches and everything inbetween. Get it touch for a free, no obligation quote.

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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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Bin Huang

Joined August 2014

Hi, I am a qualified and licenced builder with 7+ years building experience. I have done everything from new build to minor repair. I pride myself on providing top quality workmanship.

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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

We do building/painting/plaster and landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We strive on going above and beyond for our clients. So please feel free to get in touch for any up coming project we can help you with thanks.

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Kapiti Hardscaping and Handyman Services ltd

Joined June 2019

We are a small Hardscaping and Handyman company, we specialize in landscaping and Hardscaping, fencing and deck construction. And general handyman services, we can help solve almost any problem around your house garden or lifestyle block

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Leiana's Contractors

Joined May 2017

Auckland Area Hi I am Neil we are a small team of experience builders & masons who got together to do contracting work . Our team is mostly Tongan boys so no job is too big for us . Our service includes landscaping., concrete driveways , concrete pad for spa pool & Sheds , Concrete removal , Masonry Block Walls & fencing , demolition , Timber fencing ,retaining walls, Rock Walls , Kitchen Re...

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brendanbuilt

Joined September 2016

Hello, Ive been in the building industry for 20 years, im 100% BCITO qualified. I can get personal references from my training organization and previous employers. I have contractors insurance so rest assured your job will get done. I can do all types of building, all things considered. I have access to most tools and equipment, a diesel van and tandem caged trailer. So I can do all demo / s...

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JS Build

Joined July 2016

Kia ora, A licensed qualified builder, with experience in both residential/commercial building and renovation/alterations, a passion for my job with perfection as my default, it would be a pleasure to assist in any way I can to assure a 100% satisfaction even after work has commenced to retain a good relationship and client base to the utmost professional standard.

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