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

Small deck repair

Posted 9 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 6 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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Conversion of garage to sleepout

Posted 5 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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Attached dryer to wall

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Leak repair

Posted 9 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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Repairs prior to sale

Posted 1 year 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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Table tops and table bases assembly

Posted 6 months ago

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

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Buchanan Rise

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Box / shelf / brace for stairs

Posted 8 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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Re-staining Deck/rail

Posted 7 months ago

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

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Modify and refurbish a timber deck.

Posted 10 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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New Home Carpentry - Labour Only

Posted 3 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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28m2 kwila deck - simple rectangle shape

Posted 4 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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Fire doors adjustment

Posted 6 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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Wooden vanity bases re varnished and wooden plinths replaced at Azur Lodge

Posted 11 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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Change out balustrade on balconies

Posted 1 year 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 6 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 7 months ago

Door has come off track. Missing door hinge parts .

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Pantry under stairs

Posted 3 weeks ago

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

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Rain damage repair

Posted 8 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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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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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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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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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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Fulton Construction Limited

Joined September 2019

Residential Construction specialist -Licensed Building Contractor (LBP) -Specialised in complex architectural housing and renovations -Current First Aid for all employees

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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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Excel Property Specialists Ltd

Joined January 2018

Welcome to Excel Property Specialists Ltd. Southland Owned and Operated, we are the 'go to' specialists for all your Landscaping, interior/exterior Painting and Property Maintenance needs. With 15 years experience in the Trade and Construction industry we are well equipped to take care of the the projects you want done. From home repairs to home improvement through to a complete landscape makeo...

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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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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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Dion Bates Building Ltd

Joined April 2015

Qualified, licenced, registered master builder based in Invercargill servicing Southland, Southern Lakes and Central Otago areas. We specialise in new homes and renovations. We pride ourselves on our workmanship, service and completing jobs on time and on budget.

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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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H&J's PAINTING & DECORATING

Joined July 2014

Highly skilled painters and decorators With 20 years in the trade. We do wallpapering ,spray painting, Plastering inc level 5 & skim coats. Water-blasting ,roof repaints,new work and old repaints We are very competitive with price And all work is to a high standard. We also have a handy man for all your building jobs in and around your home with 10 years experience in the trade. For gu...

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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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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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Northland Property Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *10+ Years building Experience. *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 Oper...

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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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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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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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Kahu Contractors

Joined March 2018

A small team dedicated to providing an excellent service throughout the building and construction industry. Having spent a lot of time in all sectors of the industry we are known to specialize in everything from formwork amd foundations to crane work and precast installation, We have the expertise, tools and where needed tickets (qualifications) to complete all builds to an excellent standard, saf...

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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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