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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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

New Steps

Posted 1 month ago

I need a new set of steps constructing to my front door. The old ones are gone and the timber is waiting for someone with two things I don't have a) the skill and b) time to do the job.

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Help Build a Firewood Shed

Posted 5 days 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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Extend our deck!

Posted 1 month ago

We'd like our existing deck extended. Per the photos, we'd like the deck to cover the full concrete pad, from the fence to the retaining wall. Approximate size of the extension is 520cm x 290cm. The site is gently sloping so the deck will need to accommodate that. Also need to ensure access to the manhole, so some kind of removable cover will be required. Timber needs to match the existing deck (see photos). Site has easy flat access.

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New Cabinet doors #2

Posted 1 month ago

New doors and a internal shelf required for living room cabinet.

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Awesome Airstream

Posted 2 weeks ago

Build new sub floor, Bed storage platform one end, daybed/u shaped seating storage and very small kitchen cabinet

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Replace rotten exterior boards round window

Posted 1 month ago

We have an aluminium window measuring 2.33 x 1.2m in an upper story kid's bedroom.which is coming loose. The metalwork is fine as is the glass but the boards it is screwed into have rotten and the screws have nothing to hold onto properly. We need the window carefully removed, wood replaced and window replaced. While the window hasn't come out yet the whole frame flexes in the wind so the child is currently sleeping on the floor. It'd be good to get them back to bed!

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New deck balustrade 2

Posted 1 month ago

Had to repost this as had a tradie sourced but he now doesnt have the time. I need the job doing in the next couple of weeks. I have 2 decks that have been refurbished and I need new timber balustrading. Deck 1 is approx 4.2 x 2.6m and deck 2 is 3.0 x 4.75.house is in Whitby Porirua.

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Build 2x New Decks <1.5m high, for kitset house

Posted 3 weeks ago

I would like 2x decks & stairs <1.5m in height built in Porirua East, 5min from the motorway. I would like this to be completed within the month, and I would like to agree who will do this in the next week. Electronic plans are available, and I am happy to meet on-site. Please see attached 2x photos showing where decks will go. The decks for a kitset house built by kitset company, who do not build the decks or other landscaping. The building consent/resource consent plans are available, b...

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Replacement Weather boards

Posted 1 month ago

Replacement rotten weatherboards on a Garage and House Exterior.

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Townleys

Posted 1 month ago

Front and back decks need restoration/restrengthening. Gate needs to be replaced at back deck and more uprights under railing

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Replace wooden scribers around 3 aluminum window frames

Posted 3 weeks ago

3 windows need the wood that is on the side of the aluminum frames (scribers) replaced the wood isnt part of the window frame just sits on the side. 1 frame is a ranch slider on a deck, another a window that can be accessed with a normal ladder or even step ladder. the other is on the first floor. we have scaffolding available until the end of the 7/3 already setup so access should not be a problem if job can be done before then. The house is hardy board so the wood gets nailed into hardy boar...

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Replacement Rotten Weatherboards

Posted 1 month ago

Replacement Weather boards on a Garage and Left Face House Exterior bottom board.

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Deck - outdoor living build quote (see design attached)

Posted 1 month ago

See concept design attached. Need deck built outside lounge/kitchen/laundry approx 3.5x7.6m. And a second area out the back to have built decking seating only. Seating around deck to have inbuilt storage and plantar boxes. Large 2.6 m double glaed lounge window to be removed and double glazed sliding door installed. Kitchen window to be replaced with bifold servery window and serving bench. Paved areas either side of deck. Zig-zag Steps to be built leading down hill (north side) to honey b...

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Partition wall removal

Posted 1 month ago

We have a partition wall that needs to be removed. The space between the two sections of the room need to be left tidy.

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New Deck #2

Posted 3 weeks ago

I am needing a new deck and weather boards replaced at front of house. Looking for a reasonable price to repair/build a deck please.

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Odd jobs

Posted 1 week ago

Removal of cupboards and bench, fixing a fence, repair skirting

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Pergola required

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking for a quote to build a pergola for my back door.

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Glass handrail installation and certified.

Posted 1 week ago

To measure and supply, install glass baulastrade handrail sourounding mezzanine dining level to living room ground floor. Must be certified. Option also to quote wet area handrail to inside lining of shower for saftey issues.

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LLJOB01

Posted 1 month ago

Move a front by 1.5 meters and add an internal wall to create another room. BC approved by council

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Rat damage in ceiling space

Posted 1 month ago

A rat has gotten into the ceiling space on the ground floor in our house. I think it’s probably been there all throughout the winter as it has done quite a lot of damage throughout the ceiling space in the house including the dining room ceiling, family room ceiling and hallway ceiling. There are urine stains leaching through the ceiling gib from the urine and rat poo. We’re looking for an assessment, quote and solution to remove the worse of the affected gib and soiled insulation batts. We’v...

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 131,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

new decks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

need cabinet built

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Lounge modification and resurface

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd April 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

Joiner required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 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

Drawers

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2017

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

Sliding Doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
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

Patio Gate and Sandpit Project

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th August 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

Deck strengthening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Lloyd Casey

Joined November 2015

30+ years, servicing the greater Wellington area, specialising in painting, plastering and building maintenance. We pride ourselves in friendly, good quality workmanship and prompt service.

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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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Elite Building services

Joined June 2010

Qualified carpenter with 13 years experience. Licensed building practitioner. Need a quality on budget on time builder? Brent at Elite Building Services can take care of any project, be it a kitchen or bathroom makeover, tiling, re piling, renovations/extensions or a complete house build. I will give you a comprehensive quote at a competitive price, also offering project managment servic...

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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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Custom Balustrades

Joined August 2007

I manufacture handrails balustrades and gates usually aluminium stainless or steel with railings wire or glass, I am a qualified tradesman and ticketed welder so can do other engineering work ie beams.check the website link to metalwork

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Richie Forrest

Joined January 2019

Hi. I'll provide a quote for your job within 24 hours from when you make contact. The quote will set out all the costs and describe how the work will be done. I pride myself on quality workmanship and clear, consistent communication. So you're in good hands. I developed my carpentry, property maintenance and ecological restoration skills over years of working with small businesses across Wel...

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NBC Ltd

Joined August 2017

NBC Ltd is an experienced Wellington painter and decorator business committed to exceptional service to deliver all interior and exterior house painting jobs on time and within budget. I can also fixed or repaired house both inside and outside. For inside I can do the wall, plastering, chipboard, doors and ceiling, outside I can do the weatherboard and roof, I can also do a fence. To make your...

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Rubios Pro Limited

Joined August 2018

Hello Dear, 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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H&S CONTRACTING LTD

Joined April 2007

I am a proffesional experienced qualified licensed builder with 20 years in the building industry I'm up for any challange no job to big or to small we offer competitive pricing and free quoting for your budget.

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Qian

Joined April 2018

I've been doing new builds and renovations for about 10 years. i specialise in major renovations and new builds also would like to do some smaller jobs from time to time.

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CP Property Maintenance

Joined December 2018

CP Property Maintenance offers quality job for reasonable and affordable prices. We provide professional full-service in interior- exterior house painting and renovating. We also provide full service in gardening and lawn mowing. Quality is our priority means we pride ourselves in our work ethics and our determination to ensure that we exceed above and beyond our customer expectations every time....

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Xtreme Rebuild

Joined January 2019

Hi We are foundation specialists and renovation experts in old homes. We have a dedicated team who work to meet your needs Call us today for free quotes

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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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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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Unlimited Environmental Solutions Limited

Joined May 2017

UES provides a sophisticated selection of individual and integrated services to improve environmental, health and safety performance in real estate, construction and demolition projects. We deliver expert consultation, planning, analytical, managerial, legal, and documentation project support. We also conduct independent surveys, performance monitoring, evaluation and validation, provide traini...

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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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Eagle Eye Construction

Joined January 2018

From new build homes to replacing gates, no job is too big or too small. We are a start up company looking to make a mark on the construction scene by providing a professional, hard working and straight shooting approach. No secret squirrels!

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Lister Furniture & Cabinetry

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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Ed building

Joined August 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 18 years, NZ and Europe. We specialise in major or smaller renovations and new builds. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride to provide competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Reading Reno

Joined July 2018

Hi, I'm Frank, a thoughtful and creative home & garden enthusiast and all-round handyman with a broad skillset at my disposal. I offer very reasonable rates to reflect the means of my clients. I can work to your specifications or give advice and propose solutions if you are uncertain. I work for the satisfaction of a job well done and improving quality of life. My team and I hope to see you so...

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