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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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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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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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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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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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Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

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Putting up a deck under sunroom

Posted 2 weeks ago

We would like to out up a deck under our sunroom that wraps around the house and meets up to the fence.

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Replacing and extending of deck

Posted 1 month ago

Deck is old and needs replacing also looking at extending deck out

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Kitchen Assembly

Posted 1 week ago

Putting together pre-bought kitchen units

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4x4 Deck on top of a concrete slab

Posted 1 month ago

Need a 4x4 deck on top of a concrete slab. Minimal height just up to sliding door. Hight is 160mmH to door frame. Slab is 4mx4m like to extend into grass by an extra 480mm only one direction Be great to have done before Christmas

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Wooden deck construction

Posted 1 week ago

9mx4m wooden deck construction, fencing & landscaping quote.

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Office Fitout - Alum. Glass offices

Posted 2 months ago

This is an interior fitout project in an office environment This project includes building internal partition walls, installing glass/alum office partitioning, & removing some internal walls. Plan as per attached & next step is to view project & visit site. Requires to be done within next 2-4 weeks.

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Awning Installation.

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have an awning that needs to be installed above a ranch slider. Picture is of the awning from advertisement.

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Repairs to decking, various window and door head flashings, and some plastering

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a number of repairs to the deck including: 1. Replacing at least four broken timber decking panels of various lengths. 2. Repairing three small stairs from the decking to the ground, these may need to be rebuilt. We have a number of head flashings to replace including: 3. Installing head flashing over the bathroom fan vent and an electrical cable penetrating the house. 4. Replacing head flashings over one door, and two windows. We have three holes to the plasterboard to repair...

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Enclosed deck and front porch

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to enclose our new deck and renovated front door. Most likely with something simple and easy, like a good quality trellis (or similar style). Front door space is roughly 1150mm at its highest point and 3000mm wide. Deck is 900mm at highest point and length for trellis to cover is roughly 8000mm.

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Build ground level deck over concrete/grass

Posted 1 month ago

We have an existing concrete patio we would like to deck over, with a large extension over grass. Not certain of exact size, likely max 36m2 but may be smaller depending on cost. Easy access property. Ideally built as soon as possible, but timeframe negotiable.

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Cavity slider off rails

Posted 2 months ago

Our bathroom cavity slider has come off it's railings. Needs to be fixed.

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Deck extension

Posted 2 months ago

We just need to extend our deck to the corners of the fence

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Spur Grove

Posted 1 month ago

Former state house needs some interior & exterior TLC, replacing a few rotten panels and gib lining a basement room. possibly 2-3 days work which can be staggered around your other jobs between now and Xmas. My place on Gloaming Hill also has a couple of bits need done, a few bits of roofing iron and tudor-style contrast panels replaced.

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Deck build

Posted 1 month ago

We require a wooden deck on our concrete area to be build in our backyard. Work can be started anytime soon from now. Tradies welcome to visit and give a quote. Anyone who can start work immediately or sooner will be preferred.

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Replace windowsill and frame

Posted 1 month ago

We have an old wooden framed window that needs some sections replacing. Mainly the bottom windowsill and also some middle window frames. Window frame is ... overall with 6 windows. Not all wooden frames need to be replaced.

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Pergola with clear covered roof

Posted 1 month ago

Install a pergola with clear roofing out from the master bedroom/sliding doors onto front deck.

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Replace front door with new door and install hardware.

Posted 1 week ago

Remove and dispose of existing front door. Install new door to the existing door frame. Install new door hardware to existing door frame and to new door. Door and hardware supplied. Dimensions of new door match existing 1.98m high x 860mm wide x 40mm thick. Ideally want the job completed this side of Xmas.

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Awning Installation

Posted 1 month ago

I have an awning that needs to be installed above a ranch slider. I ordered this awning back in February from a company in Auckland - it turned up on 5th November! So I am really to get it up before February 2022 rolls around. Picture is of the awning from advertisement.

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Install a new deck

Posted 2 months ago

Looking to add a deck to the side of the house (about 10 metres back from the road). The deck would span from the side of the house (by a ranch-slider) to the neighbouring fence 2.6m away; the length of the deck would ~8.5m; the height of the deck would be very low, ~10cm, 13cm max. I already have the decking all the decking board (90x32) and some posts. There is already a concrete slab covering some of the area.

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Pergola or Patio Cover

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi I am looking for someone who can build pergola or install a patio cover on my property.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 211,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Build a deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Deck Clean and Stain

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th April 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 2
Communication
 1

Bottom Plate replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Reattach stairs to Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th October 2021

Workmanship
 4
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

Replace back deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Minor door hinge repair (internal)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extend and brace fence + build outside cabinet and bench

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Replacement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Jammed Door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weatherboard replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Floor repair to child’s playhouse

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Carousel Shoe Storage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Door replacement & ceiling repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Low deck along side of house and current deck pole leveling

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor replacement due to water damage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

URGENT Build a ramp from wood titaghi bay

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Batten replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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1Build Group

Joined May 2021

Hi, we have a 25 years experience in the building industry and specialize in renovations small or big. We can bring your project to life and endeavor to keep you involved in every process.

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Greig Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

Greig Building Solutions have a vast range of experience including new builds, alterations and extensions, specializing in decks, fences and retaining walls. Our work standard is very high and we aim to deliver cost effective solutions. We provide competitive quotes and will attempt to beat any quote.

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City Works

Joined November 2017

Hi City Works specialize in residential landscape design and construction. We have a small team of skilled staff to complete your landscapin­g needs in profession­al manner. We love working outdoors. Build fences, retaining walls, driveways, dig' outs, pathways. Work to enhance your property install synthetic/artificial lawn, ready lawn, paving and tiling Can accommodat­e jobs both big a...

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RazorBuild

Joined March 2021

- Have been building in Wellington for 7 years - General maintenance, bathrooms, kitchens, decks, fences, renovations and additions - Qualified and Licensed - Hard work ethic

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Trellis Direct 2019 Limited

Joined December 2018

Hi, We are a family owned business specializing in custom trellis panels, fencing, decorative panels, decks, planter boxes, pergolas, timber gates, outdoor furniture. Call into our showroom or visit our website www. ... .nz

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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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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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stevefixit

Joined July 2010

Hi, I've been in the building trade now for approx 20 years. I was a master painter by trade originally but liked the idea of making things so I went into the carpentry trade and qualified. My expertise is designing and building decks, fences and smaller jobs. I prefer the one to one personal touch. I don't enjoy the bigger commercial side of works as much. I have many, many pictures of w...

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Sticks and Stones Landscape Construction and Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined June 2018

Sticks & Stones have been busy in Wellington for over 20 years . We are now a top 100 Builderscrack Tradie, across all trades ...as reviewed by Buildercrack customers. Landscaping and property work for private and commercial customers. Throughout the greater Wellington area. Building new or renovating the tired. Your satisfaction is our priority.

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MTC works

Joined November 2018

Hi I have just started this company and am looking for the opportunity to get a few jobs under way to show my experience and workmsnship. I have a baeckground in the building and civil industry with works in the comstruction and concrete. If you are intested in a quote please feel free to give me a call ...

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Sorted Construction Limited

Joined May 2021

Hi, I am a Licensed Building Practitioner and Qualified builder. Have been in this trade now for 15years have worked both commercial and residential. Ive just started my own business. I Specialise in minor and major renovations, building and maintenance. We are Masters in structural alteration and repairs our work is clean and tidy and always deliver quality service ....we are here to get it sor...

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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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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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Atlas Construction 2020

Joined July 2018

Atlas Construction 2020 Ltd is a Wellington based building company working primarily in the residential sector. I'm qualified, insured and a licenced building practitioner with 10 years experience mainly in the residential building sector. Atlas Construction has a small positive team of builders to meet any of your building requirements from maintenance/remedial work right through to the comp...

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Dream Plastering

Joined January 2020

I have 6 years experience in the plastering industry. I can promise that my work is of very high standards as I strive for perfection and settle for quality. I consider this trade a hobbie and am passionate about my work. Consider me for your plastering needs and you wont regret it. Cheers!

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Wellington Painting & Renovations

Joined April 2017

We offer experience of high quality interior painting, renovations, design, planning and construction. Kitchens, bathrooms, basement renovations.You can expect from us the highest standard for a reasonable price, and we always do our job in tip-top condition! All estimates and advice are free and remember there is no job too small or too big for us!

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Brandon Richards Carpentry

Joined July 2019

Carpentry & Toughened Glass Works Awning / Pergolas Decks / Staircases Fences / Balustrades Shade Screens / Feature Walls Flooring Interior Fit out Door & Window Replacement Maintenance

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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, and Taihape. Our service...

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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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