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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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Build Deck/Verandah at entrance to home

Posted 1 month ago

We would like a deck/verandah built at the entrance to our home. It will need railings and if possible a ramp instead of stairs. A gate would be require across the ramp (keep toddler in). We would like to have clear roofing over the deck. Approx size would be 4 x 4.5 mtrs

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New ground level deck approx (26 square m)

Posted 2 weeks ago

New deck to be built at ground level in the back yard. Looking for composite, single level decking (unless otherwise recommended) with a small flight of stairs (300mm fall)

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Gib Braceline installation

Posted 2 weeks ago

New Bi-fold doors installed removed bracing from our house therefore to comply with City Council Building Permit an internal bracing wall facing the same direction needs to be strengthened with 10mm Gib Braceline Plasterboard fixed to Gib bracing specifications. Would ideally like to keep scotia and skirting untouched therefore dual dwangs at top and bottom of wall preferred but if this is not possible then that is ok. I have exact specifications from Council as to what is needed. Adding mo...

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Pergola

Posted 3 weeks ago

Free standing 3m x3m with roof on existing concrete patio

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HardiGlaze installer

Posted 2 weeks ago

HardiGlaze installation available for large scale housing project. All materials supplied, labour only contract. Requires a competent finishing carpenter to fit out showers, accessible bathrooms, splash-backs, bath surrounds etc. Approximately 21 houses available to start immediately.

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Fitting and hanging new Entrance door to Lockwood home

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a builder to fit and hang a new door (and maybe a fit new frame) (Please note this is a Lockwood home) New Door is wooden with double glazed glass.

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Deck Extension and Recovering

Posted 4 weeks ago

Extension of an existing deck that has wooden frame structure and decking and recovering with new composite decking. The deck is off the back of the house and is approximately 15 metres in length and about 3 metres at its widest point. Portions of the deck are as high as 2.5 metres above ground level although mostly less than a metre off the ground (See photos). There are 2 or 3 existing joists that may need replacement or reinforcement. This will become apparent after existing decking is rem...

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Peragola on Existing Deck

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Build a frame/retainer

Posted 3 weeks ago

Currently doing some outdoor landscaping I need to build a frame /retainer so I can raise the level of a pathway up to the level of an outdoor space which is approx 30cm the pathway is about 10 meters long

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Weatherboard remedial work #2

Posted 1 month ago

Replacement of damaged weather board and Galvanised Corner Soakers

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Repair to wood work on shed

Posted 2 weeks ago

This is a very small job and does not require a specialist carpenter or builder, just a careful handyperson. I have attached two photos to show how some of the woodwork to the right of the door on the shed has split and is letting in moisture. I have tried to glue the gaps but this has not worked so I need the woodwork replaced. This job definitely needs doing and I'm a prompt payer.

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Deck

Posted 3 hours ago

We would love for a builder to give inspiration and build to extend on our house so that we have more of an indoor outdoor flow. We haven't decided if we want a deck out the back or front of the house, or even both! So we would love if the builder came with ideas on how to get the most use out of our land and the sun.

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Decking

Posted 3 weeks ago

Front yard decking approx 4.5x4.5. Also need gate for fencing and possibly some privacy screens. Would also like a quote for the backyard approximately 45m2 area too be done at a later date Location Ascot Park Porirua

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Replace pantry doors

Posted 1 month ago

Replace existing Louvre pantry doors with plain paint quality wood doors. Internal Door Frame measurements 1900H x 710W ( 2 Doors inside this frame as per photos)

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Small backdoor porch

Posted 1 month ago

Very small back door porch (covered with clear corrugated roofing) with a screen door on one side, and open on the other. This is between the house and a retaining wall/ fence along the back of the property. Won't let me add pictures. It's currently a narrow walk way but not sheltered at all, so looking to utilise the space. Not restricted by time frames. Looking to have it done between November and December if possible. Not looking for anything fancy, we will purchase/choose the screen door and...

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Timber A Frames Signage

Posted 5 days ago

Hi there, I am looking to have built 2 large 2000mm * 900mm by A Frame signs for our business. These are similar to what can be found at Noel Leeming in the photo attached. These will need to have wheels and be easily movable . We will also need to be able to lock in some corflute signage 1200mm * 800mm - I think this would be done by creating two channels each side to slide the sign in. You will also need to paint this and we would do other sign writing. Regards Jason

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Deck repair and new foundations (2m by 3.5m)

Posted 1 week ago

Deck repair and new foundations (2m by 3.5m)

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Build steps and remove concrete path

Posted 1 month ago

We want to build stairs/landings (as pictured) to join up two sets of stairs. Timber must match current decking and style.

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Deck

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi i would like to get a quote to get deck done at my place .

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Decking around hot tub

Posted 1 month ago

Kwila decking around hot tub. Around 8 sqm. S shaped edge on one side. Needs to be built so that it can be taken apart in 4 pieces to clean bottom of spa and under deck. We would also like steps up to spa.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 176,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Laundry basket holder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

put up balustrades ps1/ps3 certificate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
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

Wardrobe Doors width shortening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Wardrobe Door Hanging

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

deck steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Door Trimming/Shortening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

New deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 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

Timber Pillar replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Garden deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trim doors after new carpet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2019

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

Laundry ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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Newton Roofing

Joined March 2014

Hi. At Newton Roofing we’ve got you covered – from leaky roof repairs to severe storm damage roof restoration to a complete re roof. We have a long history as trusted roofing contractors in the residential roofing and building maintenance sectors. you can rely on Newton Roofing to deliver quality workmanship and excellent customer service. We provide a wide range of quality services for cust...

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G M Hogan build

Joined June 2017

Trade qualified carpenter will do insulation to finishing carpentry. Honest and reliable. Small jobs no problem.have lived and worked i the uk for 26 years. Just got back recently.

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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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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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Koia Builders

Joined September 2020

Hi homeowners, my name is Lance Tapiki. I am a qualified builder with over 8 years in the trade, looking to expand as a sole contractor. Contact me for all your renovation needs

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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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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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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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ATS Educational Limited

Joined October 2020

Have been in the construction industry for many years. I am a qualified civil engineer with building experience. Experience in new decking construction, maintenance, renovations. Also run a program for youth aged children in care services to help provide potential career pathways for them. We look for small projects in the community to help with their development. Depending on the project reques...

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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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Craig Property Services

Joined April 2015

We specialise in small works comprising of refits of kitchens and bathrooms, e.g. fixing water leaks. 30 years of experience in building new houses, rebuilds and completing extensive renovation and maintenance work. We work hard to a plan our work, finish on time and within budget.

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C&F

Joined August 2019

Hi I been working building around 12 years. I am licensed builder . Good people to working with . We are very professional and work hard , residential and commercial.

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Housecheckers Ltd

Joined April 2020

With over 45 years experience in the building industry by a trade qualified builder holding LBP Carpentry License. make Housecheckers Ltd your obvious choice for all your building and maintenance requirements no matter how big or small we do it all. Our core business are those small jobs that no one else wants to do *MDF window reveal replacement *Leak detection *Pre purchase house inspect...

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AH Contractors

Joined June 2020

I have been in the building industry for over 12 years, specializing in new builds and renovations. I am open and transparent with my clients, I have a high work ethic and I take pride in the work that I do. Services provide: - New builds, additions/alterations - Decks and fencing - Bathroom and Kitchen installations - General carpentry

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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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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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A C construction solutions Ltd

Joined October 2019

Hi, I’m a builder of 10 years l specialise in renovations, extensions, new builds, I also do smaller jobs including bathrooms, decks, fences, retaining walls. I pride myself on the quality of work and working with my clients to achieve what they want to there budget.

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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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