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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Small carpentry job on cedar infrared sauna

Posted 11 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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28m2 kwila deck - simple rectangle shape

Posted 9 months 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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A 30 minute phone call for $50 #3

Posted 1 week ago

Do you employ staff? Have you never engaged in training with BCITO before? If you answered yes to both, then we would like to talk! There's no catch. We'll just ask a few questions, and you'll receive $50.

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Leak repair

Posted 1 year 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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Conversion of garage to sleepout

Posted 9 months 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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Re-staining Deck/rail

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Box / shelf / brace for stairs

Posted 1 year 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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Bi-fold door repair

Posted 1 year ago

Door has come off track. Missing door hinge parts .

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Rain damage repair

Posted 1 year 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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New Home Carpentry - Labour Only

Posted 8 months ago

We are wanting to engage a high quality carpentry crew to complete the carpentry work on a labour only basis on one of our new projects in Wanaka. The project consists of a 190 square metre home as well as a detached 55 square metre residential studio. The carpentry work will begin with erecting frames and will continue through to the final fit off. The accepted contractor will have a proven history of high quality workmanship, professionalism and good communication. We have ongoing projects...

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Fire doors adjustment

Posted 11 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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Decking repair

Posted 1 month ago

Rotted wood replacement & paint

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Attached dryer to wall

Posted 8 months ago

Attached a replacement dryer to the laundry wall, in line with existing vent. All brackets supplied.

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Totara

Posted 1 month ago

Repair or replace cedar external doors

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Table tops and table bases assembly

Posted 11 months ago

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

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Door frame needs fixing

Posted 1 month ago

Car stalled while in garage and went into the wall and door frame and now it doesn’t shut, honestly don’t know how to fix it or where to start so if someone could help that would be great. Photos attached

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Pantry under stairs

Posted 5 months ago

2 storey house requires a pantry to be built under a stairway.

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Retail shop repairs and maintenance

Posted 11 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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Build a custom desk from hand drawn plans

Posted 2 months ago

I want to get a desk made for my home music studio. The plans and images are attached. The design was made specifically to use common sizes of timber and plywood. I also want the desk to be stained in colours similar to the attached image. Cheers.

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Bed platform for minivan

Posted 2 months ago

Would like a simple bed platform built into the back of a 2012 Toyota Alphard. Might consider something more fancy with drawers, etc. would be a fun project!

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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.

small carpentry job on cedar infrared sauna

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Easy Structure for Wedding (Carpentry)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Fire doors adjustment


16th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

small carpentry job on cedar infrared sauna

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Easy Structure for Wedding (Carpentry)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fire doors adjustment


16th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool - statutory - Vehicle. *Fork lift - High Reach Operato...

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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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Enda Dunne Construction

Joined November 2019

We have been building in Queenstown and surrounding areas for the past 13 years and have over 25 years of experience in the building trade. We specialise in renovations and extensions and shop fit outs. No job is too small or too big. we provide free estimates and complete quotes with a friendly and professional attitude. We are licenced building Practitioners with site safe qualifications and fir...

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central flooring ltd

Joined February 2015

Central Flooring, Is an independent, family-run flooring company, We cover a large area from Canterbury down into Otago and the Auckland area. We have a strong focus on customer service; from the initial quotes to the fitting and finishing of the products. This is supported by our committed team of well-qualified, experienced fitters. Our services include: •Floor preparation •Measuring, pla...

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Stroud Homes Queenstown Lakes

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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B Central Building Ltd

Joined March 2019

We specialise in completing those smaller renovations and jobs, high quality finish. As a qualified joiner and builder I can offer a variety of options to suit your needs.

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Lightning Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Lightning Construction are a Christchurch owned and operated company in business for over 10 years. We are always happy to do work from small one-off jobs to full design and build of new houses. Sheds are one of our specialties along with Velux Skylights. We are always happy to pop out and see you to provide an obligation free quote. Available for urgent works within 4 hours. Maintenance jobs ar...

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Home Renovation Specialists

Joined May 2020

Our team provides high quality, yet affordable renovations that can be customised to suit your needs. We can help you modify and create a seamless space whatever it may be; Bathroom, Kitchen .. Get in touch with us today !

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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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Form Builders

Joined July 2020

We are a Christchurch building company with loads of experience and a true passion for helping people build their homes. With a unique skill combination of joinery, building, design and communication, Form Builders take the worry out of all building projects. Form Builders are Licensed Building Practitioners and are also recognised as Accredited Earthquake Repairers in the Canterbury region. W...

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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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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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John rawlinson

Joined February 2016

I am a trade qualified builder with extensive experience in all aspects of residential building, from small maintenance tasks right up to complete new builds and everything in between. I offer very competitive rates as I work for myself and my overheads are minimum. Fast, friendly and honest service is what I aim to achieve along with top quality workmanship.

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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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Mitchell and Milmine Construction

Joined September 2017

Mitchell + Milmine Construction is a small family owned residential building company focused on building quality. We are team players and are committed to working within our community with other locals alike. We are passionate about modern architecture, and believe each home tells a different story, this makes us the perfect partners on your next building adventure. We offer a transparent...

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renovationz ltd

Joined February 2010

We pride ourselves on being up front & honest with our clients, we take the time to listen to what you require & complete each job in a timely & professional manor.

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, I’m Brad Roberts, the Director of Nu Vista Homes. We are a family operated business with over 12 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you and understand what you want so that we c...

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Ovoss Builders

Joined May 2008

Hi, Ovoss Builders is a well established small business in Dunedin. We have more than 20 years of building experience and have a vast range of knowledge in the residential and commercial industry. We have an excellent and reliable support system, electricians, plumbers etc. and pride ourselves on innovative solutions and tidy workmanship. We are up to date with the latest techniques, materials and...

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BIG Time Contractors LTD

Joined November 2019

We're a locally owned and operated Building and Construction Company serving up quality results in and around Central Otago! LBP and NZCB member, 10+ years in the industry. Don't hesitate to call Brook for a friendly no obligation chat about your next project. "BIG Time Contractors - Tradesman you can rely on"

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