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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sun shade

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking for a permanent shade solution that withstands prevailing winds. To be added to existing deck with the possible option of adding glass balustrade at a later time. It is to be placed in front of large windows on narrow part of the deck. We are also looking for ideas (not permanent) to shade the bigger deck when needed. No set timeframe Want expert advice and looking for creative ideas.

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Deck Upgrade

Posted 2 months ago

Our current deck was a DIY job by the previous homeowners. It isn't safe for young children so we would like it to be rebuilt with safety and privacy as a priority. Depending on pricing, we would also like to add a partial roof and some other minor jobs around the property. Would like to start the project as soon as possible.

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Access Ramp

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need an access ramp and handrails into my house for a disabled person. ASAP

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Home repairs.

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need a couple of skirting/bargeboards repaired in the house I am rent as my puppy has chewed them. Also need a new door hung as well.

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Kitchen cupboards doors x2 replaced.

Posted 2 months ago

Refit 2 doors in kitchen cabintry. Install 4 blinds in bedroom. Put up toilet roll holder and other small odds and ends.max time 2 hours.

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Weatherboard remedial work

Posted 4 months ago

Replacement of damaged weather board and Galvanised Corner Soakers

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Check window weathertightness and quote to fix;

Posted 3 months ago

We have recently purchased a property and the builders report flags that resiliconinng and paint over of all windows required urgently. Hut in addition one bedroom window has an internal crack above it that I want checked; and one garage window requires investigation. Dampness appears below it and it may be needed to remove window, reinstall, and rectify internal lining perhaps. So it is a bit more than a simple silicone/paint. Hence I want someone suitably skilled to quote on the work and wh...

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Trim doors after new carpet

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need to have 3x wooden doors trimmed after having new carpet installed.

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Classroom modification

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are wanting to modify a classroom by moving a wall, we need to talk about options and get quotes for labour and material to get this work to get it done.

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2 small jobs - shelf and replacing chipboard

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking for two small jobs to be completed in our bathroom. Firstly - looking to have a 'shelf' put up to cover off a recess in our bathroom behind the bathtub, made of a material that we can paint. Secondly - our bathtub has a piece of chip board in front of it, which is starting to break up. Looking to have this removed and a new piece installed. In both cases the size is about 170cm by 30cm.

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Deck plan required to submit to local council

Posted 3 months ago

I need a deck plan drawn up to submit to local council

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Outdoor decking completion

Posted 3 days ago

Water sealing and guttering for the outdoor deck and toilet jib wall is damp and bubbles have started appearing inside the paint.

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New decking

Posted 3 months ago

Summer's coming, need a decking for those summer nights.

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Mrinal Mukherjee

Posted 4 months 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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Install 20m2 of panelling to walls and ceiling of fire test booth

Posted 3 months ago

1 x Carpenter or ceilings & partitions installer 8 days at 4 hours per day From 9-20 September Tools can be provided Work required: Demolish test from previous day Install 20m2 of panelling to walls and ceiling of fire test booth

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Gate

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, we are looking for quotes to either build a small gate or install an aluminium gate at the side of our house. Cheers Tim Please see attached photos.

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Hole in Wall Repairs

Posted 4 weeks ago

Repairing several holes in walls in our school grounds - approximately 8 (400mm x 400mm the largest)

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Eggshell Deck

Posted 2 months ago

Hello looking for someone to resurface our deck (possibly our neighbor). Our current deck is covered in crushed egg shell so we were told by previous owners. We quite like the current deck surface and therefore would like a resurface of same or similar flooring.

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Exernal Stairs timber

Posted 4 months 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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Old stair rails need replacing.

Posted 1 month ago

I would like a quote to install a new timber stair rail to replace the old existing steel rail.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 151,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Patio Gate and Sandpit Project

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Check window weathertightness and quote to fix;

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2019

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

Low Deck - Whitby

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st July 2019

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

Deck Upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd December 2019

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

Trim doors after new carpet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2019

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

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

TV bracket install x 3

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th October 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

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 decks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Joiner required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

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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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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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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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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in 2015...

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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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PMSW

Joined August 2019

We do it all "Property Maintenance Services Wellington" 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 wit...

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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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Living Colours & Renovations Ltd

Joined October 2019

hi We have been doing Painting and renovation work in wellington region for while now and contracting to some big compaines like Housing New Zealand, no work is small or big for us , we provide competitive quotes

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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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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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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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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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DBP construction

Joined March 2018

Have been working as a carpenter for 15 years delivering high quality products and fulfilling contracts. Experienced in a wide range of commercial and residential construction practises.

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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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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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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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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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Lister Furniture & Cabinetry Ltd

Joined September 2017

Lister Furniture and Cabinetry specialise in the design, manufacturing and installation of bespoke kitchen, laundry and bathroom cabinetry, shelving, bookcases and custom furniture. We also undertake Joinery and Cabinetry alteration and maintenance such as timber windows, doors, stair and furniture repairs, alterations and maintenance to existing kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. Trade quali...

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Glass Innovate Ltd

Joined February 2019

Glass 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 Mirrors Balus...

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ON 2 IT Construction Ltd

Joined November 2019

Hi, we've been building for over 35 years , new homes , alterations in fact all types of building work. We are professional & take pride in what we create. So if you are wanting a new kitchen , bathroom , a deck or a new home get in contact for a competitive quote & a hassle free build.

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