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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Totara

Posted 5 months ago

Repair or replace cedar external doors

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Deck top

Posted 1 month ago

Cover a small triangular area outside of bedroom window (area 2.5x 2.0 m). Add a hinged trap door cover to access for storage.

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Small carpentry job on cedar infrared sauna

Posted 1 year 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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Pantry under stairs

Posted 9 months ago

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

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Conversion of garage to sleepout

Posted 1 year 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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Decking repair

Posted 6 months ago

Rotted wood replacement & paint

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Door frame needs fixing

Posted 5 months 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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Bed platform for minivan

Posted 6 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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Need a 6*2m deck build

Posted 1 month ago

Need a 6*2m deck build. Currently grass lawn.

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Minor deck fix

Posted 1 month ago

There is some minor damage to a deck that needs to be fixed. A couple of the boards need to be replaced and a bit of minor maintenance done. Should be an easy quick job for someone needing to fill a gap.

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New Home Carpentry - Labour Only

Posted 1 year 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 1 year 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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A 30 minute phone call for $50 #3

Posted 4 months 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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28m2 kwila deck - simple rectangle shape

Posted 1 year 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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Attached dryer to wall

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Table tops and table bases assembly

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Cladding repairs CBD Hotel

Posted 3 months ago

Replacing and repairing cladding on a CBD Hotel. We require two carpenters to work alongside three others for three weeks. Materials on site and work to be done under the site manager. To discuss phone Zoltan ...

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Retail shop repairs and maintenance

Posted 1 year 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 6 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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Door and windows on brick shed

Posted 1 month ago

Fit door and windows to make secure.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 187,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Door frame needs fixing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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

Fire doors adjustment


16th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need a 6*2m deck build

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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GOMLA

Joined June 2020

I have a strong background in construction and building as my father owned and operated a construction company since my early childhood in Brazil. During this period, I worked for my father for over seven years and was involved in all aspects of the business ranging from hands-on projects to supervising and managing various building sites. After leaving Brazil, I moved to the United States and wor...

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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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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 30% for more unclear jobs (ie excavation). I h...

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Paul duffy

Joined August 2015

Qualified carpenter,I have 5+ years experience in carpentry. I pride myself in doing good work and completing it on time. I provide competitive quotes.

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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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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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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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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! We also have a team of experienced Builders for any New Builds you may want priced.

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Eur roofing ltd

Joined February 2021

The human mind is the limitation, roofing can be folded like origami more questions feel free to ask or check out cassbayhouse on Instagram or grand designs.

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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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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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Grenlo

Joined January 2021

Thanks for checking out Grenlo, My name is Luke, and I have been in the building and construction industry for 11 years working in residential & commercial construction, consulting, and product specialization where I have gained a diverse and unique skillset with a real focus on quality assurance. I operate above the line, that is, I am accountable, responsible and take ownership of the wor...

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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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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd 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, a...

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Grant HC

Joined June 2011

Hi, my name's Grant I'm a LBP Builder. I've worked in many trades during my career including security systems, concrete laying, stairlift technician, tv antenna technician, automatic door technician. I also hold a diploma in construction management.

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custom carpentry ltd

Joined August 2016

joiner/ carpenter/ tradesman 20 years experience ,LBP. Small renovations and alterations happy to repair any rot repairs in timber homes highly skilled working with timber traditional joinery/carpentry projects,happy to help with any job around the home .Experience through out all residential

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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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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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