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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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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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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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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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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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32 Adventure drive

Posted 3 weeks ago

foundation and build 110 m2 kit set home

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Washing line

Posted 2 days ago

My washing line is broken and needs fixing

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Door Trimming/Shortening

Posted 2 weeks ago

10 doors require trimming/shortening after carpet been laid as doors now dragging along carpet. Wanting job completed ASAP.

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Bay window

Posted 2 months ago

I had a leak in my bay window which I’ve repaired but need a tradesman to replace the wood around the window. ( don’t know what it’s called).

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New Build - Built in wall units, wardrobe, vanities, desks etc

Posted 3 months ago

I have drawn up in sketch up the what I am after with the dimensions, wanting a company to quote to manufacture theses. Can be flat pack. Quote for different finishes - will be wood look. I haven't entered the expected cost below.

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Trim the doors 🚪

Posted 3 weeks ago

New underlay and carpet has been installed and I have told By the carpet layer the doors need trimming

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Storage cupboard and sliding door

Posted 3 weeks ago

Our music class needs a storage area to be built - this will include a sliding door for access. We need quotes as soon as possible please.

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Large 2nd Level Deck

Posted 1 month ago

I have council approved plans and consent for a deck to be built and attached to my 1950's 2-storey home. I require an LBP to complete this work.

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Deck replacement

Posted 1 month ago

Our desk needs replacing. there are many board that are tired and worn. Would like the entire deck to be replaced.

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Garage upgrade

Posted 1 month ago

reline garage walls -needs approx 15 standard plywood panels in addition i need bats insulation installed prior to fitting panels

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Landscaping - part 1, New Deck - Ground level

Posted 2 months ago

Requesting quote for Decking area. Install a deck approx 9m x 3.5m using 140mm smooth Garapa or kwila hardwood decking, it will sit approx 180mm above ground level and will extend from the outdoor kitchen area through to the outdoor entertainment area. - Decking will have a fascia board edge finish and stainless steel screws. - Garapa treated with an oil to retain the colour. Old deck will be removed. Exposed ag concrete is beneath/ this is part of a larger landscape plan which i...

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Need a plank of wood attached to the top of wardrobe

Posted 1 day ago

I need a plank of wood attached to the top of the wardrobe so it juts out a little

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Deck - replace some boards

Posted 1 month ago

The deck is overall in reasonable condition. A few boards along the fence line need replacing. There were a lot of pot plants along them for ten years and so they were damp all the time. One of the boards that need replacing is one that has been cut lengthwise to fit, so that would need to be done when replacing the wet boards. I am a prompt payer.

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Ceder weather boards replaced

Posted 1 month ago

We are needing approximately 5 weather boards replaced.

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Decking

Posted 2 months ago

Would like to get quotations for decking of our outside area including steps. Measurements are approximately 7.8m wide/long by 3m wide. Must be same decking as existing decking. Decking must be where the concrete area is. Thanks!

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Floating shelves

Posted 1 week ago

Hi I’m after someone to install floating shelves. I have the timber (oak) and brackets. Timber needs trimming to snugly fit the approx 2100 gap between wall and microwave box (photo provided) Brackets (pictured) are installed by cutting out gib and screwing directly to stud/dwang (I patch layer), then lining up with timber and 10mm holes bored (drill press likely needed to get them perpendicular - brackets can be adjusted a bit) One shelf also to have approx ... rebate routed for led l...

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Outdoor steps

Posted 3 months ago

I have an existing set of outdoor stairs that have rotten to the point of being unsafe. I need these replaced.

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Shorten 5 Internal Doors

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have just had new flooring put down and need to shorten 5 internal doors. Doors will need to be taken off, trimmed and replaced.

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Extention of small deck + stairs

Posted 1 month ago

I would like a quote for extention of small deck + stairs.

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Pergola with roof

Posted 2 months ago

Roofing / pergola to be attached to house on 3 sides extending out onto into concrete deck

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 166,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Extend our deck!

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Trim doors after new carpet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2019

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

Low Deck - Whitby

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st July 2019

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

Old stair rails need replacing.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

new decks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gate repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 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

Trim the doors 🚪

Work carried out by a subcontractor

6th July 2020

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

Deck Upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 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

New deck

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Woodworking table

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th May 2019

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

Wardrobe Doors width shortening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th January 2020

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

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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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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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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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NZ Installs

Joined August 2018

NZ Installs is comprised of Paul and Nick who have 35 years of combined trade experience. Paul and Nick are committed to every job undertaken and pride themselves on their clear communication and close attention to every detail. visit them at www.nzinstalls.co.nz for some inspiration. We also own Wellington Construction with Ben who is an LBP and a very experienced qualified builder. We have...

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Dingle Brothers

Joined February 2020

Hi, I am a fully qualified builder with 10 years experience. We specialise in jobs including fencing, roofing, plastering, skylights and decking. We can also do any small scale building jobs. We are very professional with an eye to detail and get the job done to the highest standard as fast as possible. We pride ourselves on being able to provide you with the most competitive quotes. Look forw...

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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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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 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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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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Huszka building limited

Joined July 2018

Hi, my name is Chris and I have been working as a builder in Wellington for the last 12 years. I have completed many jobs for happy clients. I did my apprentice in Wellington for John Clift Builders back in 2006 and went out on my own In 2012, I haven't stopped since then. I also have travelled Canada and spent 2 years in Vancouver building. I specialise in bathroom and kitchen renovations being...

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City works

Joined November 2017

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

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Simply Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2018

Simply property maintenance aims to make property maintenance simple. By using experienced, qualified and tested staff we make any project stress and hassle free for the client. Understanding their needs and personal requirements means we can tailor any job around you, the client. With our vast network of trades people and our professional consultancy team our goal is to deliver a high quality...

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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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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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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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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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Mark Barclay

Joined July 2020

Hi, I have been in the building industry all my life. We do anything from small renovations to complete new builds If you are looking to find out the true costs before you start your project please contact Mark. He has vast experience in Q/S and estimating services.

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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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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). QUOTES : We cannot come and do face to face quotes during lock down, Instead we are happy to do virtual meetings via zoom video or use p...

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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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