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

Conversion of garage to sleepout

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello. I have a garage that I would like to convert to a sleepout. There is a sink and toilet already in garage contained in plastered stud walls. I need someone to continue to extend the stud walls and plaster them to make the space into a sleepout. Also, I would like the walls insulated and the windows in the garage changed. Thanks.

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Change out balustrade on balconies

Posted 7 months ago

There are x5 areas of my house where i would like to change out the balcony balustrades from timber to aluminium, including outside balconies and stairs. The timber balustrade is in poor condition and ready for change out.

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Retail shop repairs and maintenance

Posted 2 months ago

I have a client that is after some repairs/maintenance to several retail stores in the Queenstown area. Need someone reliable and trustworthy to complete this work. Potential for ongoing work to come from this.

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Bi-fold door repair

Posted 3 months ago

Door has come off track. Missing door hinge parts .

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Screening Pergola

Posted 1 year ago

I need a pergola built with one side having a screening wall of small slats. Size approx 3m x 3m and 2.4m height. Possibly a clear roof. Also a border for the length of fenceline with edging and topsoil.

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Rain damage repair

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, We have a slow leak coming into our property. Several potential issues. Appreciate if someone can take a look at it and consider taking on the job. Cheers, Sam

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Wooden vanity bases re varnished and wooden plinths replaced at Azur Lodge

Posted 6 months ago

At Azur Lodge we 9 guest villas with 2 vanities with wooden bases in each villa bathroom, over time the cabinetry in each villa has become faded by sun damage, chipped and the plinths at the base of some the cabinetry has been water damaged, with some looking dark or peeling off at the edges . We would like someone to come who can sand and re varnish the cabinetry and replace the damaged plinths were needed, basically give the wooden vanity bases a repair and freshen up to bring them back or cl...

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Fixing bed in van

Posted 10 months ago

Hi there, Im looking for someone who can fix the build in bed in my car. Its an easy job, but just need somebody handy enough and with tools. It would be amazing if we can fix this before this weekend! Offcourse I am willing to pay for the services :)!

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Repairs prior to sale

Posted 8 months ago

Our property is on the market and we have just received a builders report that has pulled up the following needing repaired: 1. There are no pile-to-bearer connections fitted in the sub floor space; require to be fitted with the appropriate fixings to the bearers and floor joists to meet the building code. 2. Rectify moisture ingress in an area of the ceiling beside the dormer in one of the bedrooms. We would like this work completed as soon as possible so the builders report can be updated...

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Leak repair

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, We have a slow leak coming into our property. It may be from a planter box outside or it may be from the corner flashings area higher up or a potential cladding issue. Appreciate if someone can take a look at it and consider taking on the job. Cheers, Sam

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29 Hamilton Road #2

Posted 11 months ago

8 apartment block. Timber trims to be made good in preparation for painting. Mostly window surrounds. Please message me to discuss details.

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Box / shelf / brace for stairs

Posted 4 months ago

Posting job for Melbourne Lodge Queenstown We need a carpenter to do carpentry / wood work. We need a wooden box build and installed on a wall to secure some electrical outlets. Wires are safe and isolated. We also need a brace installed underneath a set of stairs. Please get in touch. Would like someone who can complete this asap. Thank you

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Small deck repair

Posted 5 months ago

Hello People renting our house put hot ashes on the deck, which then burnt a hole though two pieces of the decking. It's just normal pine, we need a quote for the time and materials to replace the two planks & the time taken to remove and replace. Thanks, Leah

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Small carpentry job on cedar infrared sauna

Posted 2 months ago

We have a customer with one of our infrared saunas in who needs a repair job on their sauna -(step into sauna). We have sent the replacement wood and just need a qualified person to go and fix it for us.

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Modify and refurbish a timber deck.

Posted 6 months ago

Extend a current timber deck, install a new ballustrade, replace the old decking timber, add an associated gate. The extension is quite high above the sloping lawn e.g. more than a metre. Need this done by November this year.

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Re-staining Deck/rail

Posted 3 months ago

I would like to stain the deck and railing. 2 coats required.

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28m2 kwila deck - simple rectangle shape

Posted 3 weeks ago

28m2 kwila deck - simple rectangle shape. No steps or features needed. Build anytime between March 2020 and October 2020. Deposit provided to lock in contract. Please provide most competitive rates given flexible timeline. Include time and 28m2 of Kwila hardwood.

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Buchanan Rise

Posted 9 months ago

Multiple decks ranging in sizes from 10x6MTRS to 3x3MTRS required for a block of land in Wanaka

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Fire doors adjustment

Posted 2 months ago

We need someone to come in and plane 3 of our fire doors as they are not fitting into the door frame correctly. Doors to be removed, planned and painted (we will supply the paint). We would need someone to visit the property on a weekday between 10am and 5pm (so guests are not disturbed early). We do have an outside area that you will able to work from as well. Any questions, please let me know. Thank you!

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Table tops and table bases assembly

Posted 2 months ago

Assembly of 3 timber table tops (2m x 1m) to metal table bases

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Find Carpenters in Queenstown Lakes

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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Catlins Coast Building Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi there We are a Building company covering Southland/Catlins/Otago Very professional and prompt contact Very fussy and neat and tidy quality work High end architectural background and also taking on all the small jobs Let us see how we can assist you ?

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DS Built ltd

Joined October 2014

Hi I have 14 years experience in the residential construction industry both here in NZ and a stint in the UK. We specialize in new architectural builds, but also do smaller jobs; renovations and extensions, bathrooms, retaining walls, custom decks and outdoor areas. We are very professional and pride ourselves on working hard to meet deadlines and budgets.

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Swift Wash

Joined June 2018

Exterior Property Maintenance Company. We specialise in making the outside of your property look great. Soft House Washing Gutter Cleaning Window Washing Decks Cleaned Driveways, paths and fences waterblasting. Moss treatments Lawn mowing Section tidys Rubbish Removal And more

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Matt Williams Building Ltd

Joined June 2017

Hi, I’ve been in the building industry for 16 years. For the last 5 years have been running my own business, we specialise in new builds from architecture homes to standard homes we also do all other types of work including renovations, concrete work, landscape construction. We pride ourselves on quality workmen ship, being open and honest with pricing offering fixed pricing on all jobs and compl...

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Rocky Ridge Landscape & Construction

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are Landscapers based in Alexandra, happy to travel to other locations like Queenstown, Wanaka, Cromwell and more. We are the South islands only installers of high quality Synthetic grass, Eco Lawn. We also supply and install a variety of quality fences from colour steel to wooden post and rail, retaining walls, pergolas, landscape design, plants and more. Richard is also a qualified builde...

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Grid Construction Ltd

Joined October 2016

Hi, We specialize in anything building. Whether its a small maintenance job, through to your dream home or renovation. I am a LBP Accredited qualified builder and pride myself on working to deadlines providing high quality workmanship. Get in touch for competitive pricing. Look forward to working with you.

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Jim and Sons Limited

Joined August 2012

We are a very freindly,company,passionate about getting it right for the customer. We have been in the building industry for over 30 years,covering alterations/addition,s through to new homes. We can manage a project ,if required. Maintance is also a big part of our buisness. Please check the website for area,s covered and services provided. Look forward to hearing from potential new cli...

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Rocket Frame Builders Ltd

Joined August 2019

Hi we’ve been building new homes, alterations, repairs, decks, extensions, sheds and any other building jobs for central Otago families for a number of years. No job is to big or small. We are part of the master builders association and a licenced building practitioner.

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Erne construction Ltd

Joined September 2015

Erne construction Ltd based in Christchurch. Working in the greater Canterbury region and South Island. Specialising In Architectural homes, Renovations, Alterations, EQR and commercial. For a Quote please contact Stephen 02102586395 stephen@erneconstruction.co.nz

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Buildigg

Joined October 2019

Here at Buildigg we do a wide range of jobs from landscape, fencing, retaining walls, earth moving and much much more for any work needed done around the house or around the building site. We pride ourselves on getting the job done to a high standard and on time

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Taurus Built Ltd

Joined September 2019

I started Taurus Built Limited in 2017 in Central Otago, with 1 house for GJ Gardener, a 170 Square meter deck and a single employee. Fast forward to today and we are a company with 8 Employees, operating in Central Otago/Lakes, Christchurch and surrounding areas. With a Hill job in Akaroa to an alteration in Twizel, it is safe to say Taurus Built will take on almost every construction task. Ta...

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IB Build Ltd

Joined October 2013

Hey my name is Ian Burt I have been building for about 10+ years now. For the last 4 years I have been working in a foreman type role for my previous employer and am looking at taking the first steps towards establishing my own construction company IB BUILD LTD My work has always been to a high standard and I expect the same from all sub-contractors who work with me. Working as a foreman for...

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Inoutside

Joined August 2015

Hi, I do painting, plastering, landscaping and building maintenance. I am mostly based in Wellington and sometimes in Westport, servicing the top half of the South Island. Free quotes and charge out hourly rates for smaller jobs. Quality and excellent finishes is our style! Fixed prices for straight forward jobs. Estimates capped at 25% for more unclear jobs (ie excavation). I h...

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Classic Timber Fences & ANDERSON PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Joined March 2016

Our small team at classic timber fences provides all the services connected with timber fence construction of any type or style. Comprising old fence demolition removal and disposal. New fence supply and construction and both pedestrian and driveway gate construction. As well as prep and painting / staining of these items if required. Also temporary fencing is available for security during the bui...

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Blackwood Building

Joined November 2015

Qualified Builder licenced building practitioner. Specialise in residential and commercial builds. Also do renovations across Southland and Otago. Currently based in Queenstown. We also do painting and decorating. Blackwood Building is also proud to be a member of the Master Builders Association.

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CRD Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Hi, we are a small Christchurch construction company. All earthquake work undertaken, foundations, new builds all building work undertaken. we pride ourselves in doing the job right.

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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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Landsker construction ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi. I have been building new houses, commercial buildings and doing renovations in queenstown for the last 11 years. We do shop fit outs and alterations to the clients needs. Small jobs and jobbing work are fine for us too as we have a dedicated team for this. Get in touch for a quote or advice. I can also help with your Design, consents and the management of your project. I'm a qualified nz...

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Once construction

Joined January 2017

Hi My name is Ollie. The team and I have 25 years of building experience in New Zealand and overseas. I am passionate about treating you, the client, as the most important part of my business. I pride myself on keeping my clients informed in all aspects in the process of completing our project. We are renovation specialists. Please feel free to call to discuss a project further. I...

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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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