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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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Deck extension

Posted 1 month ago

We are wanting our deck extended out a few metres. Including the clear lite roofing to be extended to the edge of the new deck.

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Builing work on exsisting wall and non openjng window insert

Posted 2 months ago

There is some wood rot in 1 wall i am wanting to renovate. I need this repaired and also a window inserted in this wall. Window already purchased. Non opening. Need this done during the week of 10th - 16th october

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Home maintenance quote for cracks and ceiling sag required

Posted 5 months ago

Quotes for possible leaking from the roof down into the lounge ceiling. Cracks in walls have appeared from recent shakes? Query house movement.

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Maniatutu Repairs

Posted 4 months ago

Needing several holes that the rats have made in the house repaired, a large hole in the wall in the rumpus room repaired as well, rotten timber replaced on decking and steps repaired to the decking.

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Base cabinets

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to get 2 base cabinets to be made for the laundry. One will be for a laundry hamper and the other is for the sink.

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Replace garage lintel and replace cladding

Posted 2 months ago

Replace water damaged lintel and framing as required. Replace fibre cement board cladding. Repair gutter spout. Apply waterproofing to cladding to match the rest of house.

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Window

Posted 4 months ago

repair wood window with alum and dry rot. Small job . Job not urgent. Willing to wait.. Used aluminum to replace old wooden window is fine. Hana Mason Mourea Rotorua

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Full new deck

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, we are wanting our deck fully removed and replaced. The area of the deck is approximately 5m by 6m and has 2 steps. Also requiring hand rail as well and seating boarder around the outsides. At this time we are looking at quotes. Kindly.

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Entrance deck

Posted 1 month ago

We want to restore the entrance deck, maybe extend it a little bit (but will depend if is within our budget). we need steps to go on both sides of the deck (as per picture) and a small gate. We are open to suggestions from tradies as to what would be best for the space we have .

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Handy man for small jobs and repairs around house

Posted 5 months ago

Apply sealant around wet area.....seal porthole like openings in ceiling Climbing ladder involved

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Repair creaky carpeted lounge floor

Posted 2 months ago

Our lounge carpeted floor is creaky. the carpet was installed 3 years ago. therefore I need someone in the know to come and get rid of the creaking, it involves only half of the lounge floor.

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Built 2 decks one to be enclosed

Posted 4 months ago

2 decks one to be enclosed

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Replace floor

Posted 5 months ago

Replace floor following a leak in laundry and large cupboard Approx 2m x 2m though may be bigger.

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Soffit repairs

Posted 3 months ago

Have some rotten timber that needs replacing / repairing under soffit by chimney from a previous leak around chimney flashing. Also looking for builder's quotes for a bathroom renovation.

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Carpentry

Posted 2 months ago

Need door frames measured for doors and doors hung. The doors are a lock wood taller than average and need to be ordered??? I also need some shelving and other little jobs done

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Small L-Shaped wooden deck built over concrete porch (L-shaped) needed

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking to have a small wrap around (L-Shape) wooden deck built over a concrete porch- approx 30m2. The porch is approximately 30cm above ground and extends approx 1.5m from the house. We'd like to extend the deck further and include a step down. L-shaped- short dimension- approx 3.5m x 3m. Long dimension approx 8m x 2.5m. We're keen to get onto this project soon- ideally early November 2021 but are realistic in that this is a busy time of year & this is a very small project!!...

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Deck build

Posted 2 months ago

Looking at getting a new deck built. The current deck is just not big enough. I will attach a photo of current deck and a picture with measurements of what we want for the new deck. Basically the deck is 8m x 4m. -On one front corner we would the the stairs to come up from the front right corner at 45 degrees. - on the opposite side to the stairs we would like a screen to be put there and another coming roughly 2m-3m from the left from corner -Also where there screens are we would like se...

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Minor Carpentry Work

Posted 1 week ago

A few minor carpentry jobs required; 1. Fix front entrance door - difficult to close and open 2. Install new shelf on wall above laundry sink 3. Replace MDF entrance door trim with better sturdier product 4. Reinstall one window stay in master bedroom Please provide an estimated quote on these jobs.

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Fix exterior cladding and frame

Posted 4 weeks ago

The cedar cladding is weathered with water ingress into frame structure. Needs replacement 4x2 and some new cedar cladding

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Pergolas

Posted 3 months ago

I want to build colour steel pergola about 6mx3.5m by my ranch slider in about 3 months

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Recent carpentry reviews

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Replace glass panel with timber door or insert panel.

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Large deck would need rust proof screws.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Staining deck.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Home maintenance quote for cracks and ceiling sag required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck balustrade

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Johns Front Door Project

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rake repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

4th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Complete deck


2nd April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair rotten out side 2 window sills

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door and framework to under the house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pergola roofing

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th April 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Replacement deck railing

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement of rotten framing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th December 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Mckendry Built ltd

Joined March 2020

Hi, I have been building 8 years specialising in renovation work, most recently I’ve been building new houses and some high end lifestyle properties. I also have 16 years boatbuilding experience working on super yachts. Qualified in both Carpentry and boatbuilding, I am also a fully licensed builder. I am professional and friendly and strive to make every job the absolute best experience....

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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Vaneo2020 ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi. I am a qualified composites engineer making fibreglass products for more than 22 years,after giving that up ,I started Renovating houses and have done so for the last 7 years. We have moved back to the Waikato 2 years ago after living in Auckland for 7 years . I have gone solo from my previous employer who is now manufacturing bench tops. which with cabinets I installed for almost 2 ye...

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Duane Jones

Joined July 2018

I am a qualified carpenter , with advanced building and construction qualifications earnt whilst living in Australia . I pride myself in doing what is best for the client , for having good vision to achieve all and more that the customer wants and expects

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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PANNA Woodworks Ltd

Joined December 2014

Twenty years of experience in all kinds of wooden,laminate and engineered floors installation, deck building and water- blasting . We are owner operators that are honest, hardworking and committed to a friendly customer service. Many satisfied customers through the years are the proof that we have been doing jobs professionally. We offer a great job at great rates and we take huge pride in turnin...

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Bay Fence and Fix Ltd

Joined January 2020

Build. Install. Repair. Decking, Fencing, Retaining. I'm Cam Walker and with Bay Fence and Fix I set out to build better fences throughout the Bay of Plenty. I specialise in residential work and have the tools, experience and passion to tackle fencing in all its forms. Including but no way limited to Small rural, orchard and commercial projects Gates - any style to fit any space...

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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THE TILE LAYER

Joined August 2011

floor and wall tile layer, water proofing in all and any wet areas, over 20 years experience in residential and commercial tiling, stone, ceramic, mosaic, design and lay, i have done some building, plastering and painting, most general handyman stuff, welding most things like fences and trailers, look at my web sites please. ... ...... ...

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Moss onsite

Joined January 2020

Looking for a handyman to help with your small projects or extra hands to for your company? My name is Claudemir Moss, I have over 10 years of experience with joinery. My specialties are joinery, interior, exterior, and roofing painting, airless paint sprayer, fixing dents & holes in walls, building shelves on walls, install wooden doors and frames. In addition, I can help with rubbish rem...

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Chaney Innovative Builders Ltd

Joined May 2021

Chaney Innovative Builders is a small business based in Rotorua. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds, we can also do smaller jobs from time to time. We pride ourselves in thinking outside of the box and aim to implement innovative designs bringing our clients visions to life. We make it our mission to go above and beyond for our clients and truly care about the work we do and t...

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XSite Foundations Ltd

Joined July 2021

With a strong background in residential and commercial construction and foundation systems, XSite Foundations are the Bay of Plenty’s premier foundation contractor. Covering everything from site works, excavation, foundations, residential building, project management, etc. Our experienced team includes licensed building practitioners, project managers, quantity surveyors and concrete specialists....

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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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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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JDC Contracting Bop Limited

Joined June 2020

Hi , At JDC Contracting We Specialize in New Aluminium Windows & Doors, Aluminium joinery Replacements/Maintenance , Retro fitting of New Double Glazing , Small Building Jobs , Renovations , Decks , Deck Repairs , Fences , with 20 years in the building Industry We are very professional and work hard to deliver the best quality workman ship on time and within budget , there's no job to big or to sm...

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A Lawrence

Joined December 2015

I have just started working self employed. My name is Aaron and I am a hard-working qualified builder with seven years experience both here in New Zealand and working abroad. I am friendly and enjoy talking to clients and potential clients. I am a soletrader who has experience in New builds, renovations, additions, restoration as well as other small jobs. Small jobs include repairs, new decks incl...

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Awesum Maintenance Services

Joined October 2019

We have many years experience of Property Maintenance and Renovations both domestic and Commercial. Each job is treated as though its our own. We are fully insured and all work is guaranteed. We work hard to satisfy our customers needs and understand timelines.

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A J Tiling

Joined March 2011

Hi I have been in the building on the seen for around 41 years from new builds to do ups and also bought and sold houses , after building I did tiling and also water proofing and few course , these day I am happy to help out with and small jobs from flat pac install of kitchens and furniture and bathroom and doors and windows hardware and remove rotten wood .

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MTF Building Limited

Joined April 2017

We are a small family owned and operated business. We specialise in the smaller, more intricate demolition and refit work needed for elite refits. Our scope of work ranges from clearing small office spaces for refitting, renovations, through to total building demolition. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, efficiency and competitive rates. We are also able to work in with the challenges...

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