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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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Top 5 Home Remodelling Trends in New Zealand

Posted 04/06/13

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

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Cabinet Makers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

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8 Questions You Should Ask a Kitchen Contractor

Posted 23/04/13

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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.

Deck building

Posted 1 week ago

Wanting a deck built for a new house build. Size: 6 x 3.5 meters When: TBC but probably around June/July. Material: Kwila or Pine We can supply the timber.

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18 sq meter shallow deck

Posted 4 months ago

Approx 4,6 by 4 m deck - kwila Only approx 250 mm high

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Deck

Posted 3 months ago

47m2 deck at back of new build. L shape, with stairs down to grass. Do not need to be full length steps. Ideally before Jan 11th if possible as house builders are off for holiday period. Kwila or grapa. There is a power source externally. Extension cord would be needed if power source is required but we can sort that.

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Build New Deck

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking for a price for a deck to be built from Kwila. Dimensions in photo.

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Small repair on bay window base.

Posted 2 months ago

I have a 200 X 200 piece of wood at the external base of a bay window. I've cut back to exclude the rot which was quite localized and now need a piece carefully inserted so I can then paint without great ugly joins looking too obvious. It's a small job for a good carpenter/builder interested in older houses.

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Patio cover installation

Posted 2 months ago

We would like a quote for the job of preparing the fascia or whatever is necessary to install a Trade Tested 3m x 3m patio cover meant to be fixed to a wall but needs to possibly be fixed to the fascia instead. We will assemble the patio cover ourselves.

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Hot tub platform

Posted 5 months ago

I need a low deck/platform to place my hot tub on aprox 2m by 5m in 140 wide pine decking and only 140 high

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Door trim

Posted 4 months ago

Two interior doors needing trim off bottom for new carpet fitting.

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Back door water damage

Posted 4 months ago

The wooden door frame on which the aluminium door is place is rotting in the corners. The house is 15 years old. Door is on the South wall.

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Repair Work

Posted 5 months ago

Need a quote asap to rectify where a water leak as damaged an internal doorway. Need to be available this week to quote and undertake the work.

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Dining table refurbished

Posted 4 months ago

Paint and refresh dining table. Extend it if possible.

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Building of new deck on new build property in August/October 2021

Posted 2 months ago

Construction of deck on property. No existing deck is on property. Prefer pine. Deck is wrapped around the end of the house ie end of house and partially down one side. 2 meters out from back of house, 8.3m long, then 5 meters down from edge along side of house. Picture attached with layout. Unsure on elevation, but is relatively shallow. ie 100 to 150mm

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Windbreaker acrylic balustrade with door #2

Posted 4 months ago

I have a deck which has a 3.4 m opening. All the other three sides have brick walls. I am looking to install clear acrylic on wooden frame with a door at the centre for protection from wind. Can you give me a quote for supplying and installing this. The height is 2.4 meters. A lower cost option is preferred.

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Pergola and decking

Posted 3 months ago

We have an oudoor space in our house opening up to our kitchen and living aread 3500mm by 6500mm where we would like decking and pergola. Preferably a labour only quote and i will source materials required

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FIXING SHED

Posted 2 months ago

WE NEED A FEW WEATHER BOARDS REPLACING AND SOFFITS ON A SMALL SHED

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Replace verandah posts

Posted 2 months ago

Replace 2 rotten posts that hold up corner of verandah. Probably need to brace roof before removing them first. They will need to be painted white too. I will supply the posts. Work needs to be done in the next couple of weeks.

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Quote for Kwila 3x3m deck for garden

Posted 4 months ago

After a quote for a 3m x 3m square deck in Kwila (140mm wide) to match our existing deck. To be situated in the corner of the back garden. After for a quote including labour (rate x hrs needed), materials and GST. Also after a costing to add a trellis on two sides (along fence line) for planting out later. Plenty of access down the front of the house via a large gate. Interested to see if it could be done and in by Christmas (hopefully!) Cheers, thanks for your interest.

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Extending existing deck

Posted 3 months ago

Extend deck of existing deck Price to includes supply all materials and preferably to be completed before 11th January 2021

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Pergola

Posted 1 month ago

attach 4x2 to facia then attach 6x2 to that and posts holes already dug i will suppy timber you supply knowledge

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Add wardrobe shelving

Posted 3 months ago

We have several approx 2m W x 1m D x 2.5m H wardrobes which I'd like the shelving amended to better accommodate our storage requirements! Can't imagine this would be too hard a job and isn't urgent, just one that needs doing :) Main request is some big shelves to store kids hot wheels racetracks on! Cheers :)

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 191,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Andrew’s Deck

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace verandah posts

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

hot tub platform

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Putting up some large shelves

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hall door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Kwila deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Add wardrobe shelving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cat/Dog door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General building or contractor with earthmoving equipment.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

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SMALL JOB SPECIALIST

Joined March 2019

Hi I have been building and renovating houses for 40 years and i am just doing odd jobs and maintainence . I Give free quotes and will do the work in time frame agreed upon

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John Trow Builders

Joined September 2016

Hi there. I've been in the building, trade for about 6 years, and now I'm working for myself. I'm an easy going, relaxed professional. I can give you estimates, and work with you to provide you with what you're looking for. I work hard to meet deadlines, but am also flexible, as things sometimes pop-up without expectation. :-)

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Top corner construction limited

Joined July 2018

We were established in the COVID 19 lockdown, while previously Ashraf the managing director was a sole trader for 2 years. Our team of qualified builders have a decade worth of experience in the building industry at minimum each. We specialize Residential building and have the skills, knowledge and work force to take on most jobs from complete renovations to the small jobs like boundary fences and...

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JSL builders

Joined November 2015

Hi there I've been building for many years and really enjoy it. I build new houses to renovations and small basic jobs. I like what I do and I take care in my work. I aim to maintain a good working relationship with the client and pride myself with communication to see the job runs smoothly and to the clients satisfaction.

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Fast Fences

Joined December 2019

Fast Fences fixes and repairs old fences, install new fences, removes old fences, installs gates, and can coordinate and manage all your fencing needs - with great communication and attention to detail. I also build decks, pergolas and can deliver other home improvement tasks.

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SP Build Solutions

Joined April 2019

SP Build Solutions Ltd is more than just your standard building company. With the directors/staff covering numerous trades it means we can streamline your project in house. Only needing to sub contract the specialist trades ( eg: plumbing, electrical, ect). This helping keep all projects on time and more importantly on budget. LICENCED BUILDING PRACTITIONER

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Mitre Ben Construction Limited

Joined March 2016

Hi My name is Ben, and I run a small carpentry business servicing Canterbury and beyond. We specialise in new builds, renovations & hard landscaping I am happy to come to you and discuss what you are needing done, at a time that suits you. I am a Licenced Building Practitioner as well as being a Qualified Carpenter. Thanks for taking the time to check us out, Ben Powley

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Fridd Construction

Joined November 2020

Fridd Construction prides itself on building quality homes, farm builds and renovations. Richard the owner has been building for near 20 years. You can rely on Richards expertise, honesty, efficiency and quality with every aspect of your build.

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Kinabuild

Joined February 2021

We are a licensed building company based in Christchurch and a proud member of New Zealand Certified Builders Assn. There is no job too small for us. We can help with any residential or commercial building work such full build, renovations, alterations, fit outs, repairs, & more.

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Abacus Building Maintenance

Joined October 2014

hi i am a licensed building practioner tradesman carpenter main line of work is building maintenance of all types,i do a lot of bathroom renovations supply and install working with only registered tradesman all types of work undertaken

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DNL Construction

Joined March 2021

Hi, we can provide wide range of building services, from house maintenance to renovation. No matter how big the jobs, we will done in professional manner. We will work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourseves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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HJL Building Ltd

Joined January 2019

Hi, We are Qualifed Licensed Building Practitioners. We have been building new and restoring older homes for families for over 17 years. We specialise in renovations & also do concrete placing. No job is to small! We pride ourselves on providing competitive know obligation free quotes that we stick to, on time and on budget.

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PJR Construction

Joined August 2019

Fully qualified and licensed builder with 16+ years experience. Spent the last 5 years specializing in cladding and window installation. Happy to take on any building work and have many contacts for other tradies if needed. Hit me up for a quote. I will do my best to keep it reasonable.

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance are experts of building and glazing, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, siding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrade, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do you need a carpenter in Christchurch or...

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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TFB Contracting

Joined February 2021

Can repile, relevel houses, retrofit and renovate, plumbing and even reroute pre existing pipes, electrical issues, not a problem. Very professional, no communication issues, I pride myself and am very attentive, small jobs, big jobs am happy to help

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Robertson Built

Joined March 2018

We are a small company looking to make a big impact in our region. We are committed to providing a great service at a the best possible price. Contact us today for more information, we are always looking for our next challenge.

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More Than Handy

Joined July 2020

More Than Handy is a privately owned property maintenance and joinery business based in Christchurch and servicing the wider Canterbury region. Our high standards, professionalism and Workmanship Guarantees ensure our clients are 100% satisfied with our work from quote to sign off. From cutting a stray branch and hanging a door to shop fit-outs and kitchens, we have you covered.

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Ross Coutts Holdings

Joined March 2018

Hi I have been in business in Christchurch for 32 years in the building /tiling industry I am a qualified carpenter and specialise in bathroom renovations.All small to medium repair work welcome, I take pride in what I do and work to a high standard, I can work to any budget to deliver what my customers require.

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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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