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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering carpentry related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

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

Hot tub platform

Posted 3 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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Supply and install decking in Prebbleton

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for quotes to supply and install decking over existing grass Area approx 4300 x 4920 Low maintained composite materials

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Extending existing deck

Posted 1 month 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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Back door water damage

Posted 1 month 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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Pergola and decking

Posted 2 weeks 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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Door trim

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Repair Work

Posted 2 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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Add wardrobe shelving

Posted 1 week 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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Lincoln veranda

Posted 3 months ago

Hi, I need 2 x veranda posts turned from 100 x 100 x 2000 blanks. Are there any woodworkers out there that would consider doing this? Thanks Adrian

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Deck

Posted 3 weeks 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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Kwila deck

Posted 4 months ago

28m2 (4x7ish) kwila deck to a newly built brick and mortar house in rolleston. 140x19mm boards please.

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New Deck installation

Posted 4 months ago

Need new hardwood deck installed for our house at Rolleston. The size of the deck area would be 30.50 sqm (approx)

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Windbreaker acrylic balustrade with door #2

Posted 1 month 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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Shed and dog run

Posted 3 months ago

Hi. I would like to convert my service lane into a vertical bike shed and an enclosed dog run. The shed would be accessible from behind the front fence which would also need to be turned into a gate with the shed starting from approx 1 metre back and be big enough to fit 4 x bikes. From the back of the shed is where I would like the dog run to start and utilise more of the service lane. The run needs to be fully enclosed with roof and door. Ground work will also need to be completed.

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Quote for Kwila 3x3m deck for garden

Posted 2 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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Kwila deck

Posted 4 months ago

Looking at estimated quotes to install a new kwila deck ~30m2 in Lincoln. Please mention price including labor, costs, material all inclusive. Looking to install next month.

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Patio cover installation

Posted 1 week 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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Pergola

Posted 4 months ago

Steel foot brackets have been concreted into a concrete patio. Posts cut and started but need installing and then a roof to construct. open to design suggestions. footings are roughly 4m x 3m which will obviously reflect size of pergola

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18 sq meter shallow deck

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Dining table refurbished

Posted 1 month ago

Paint and refresh dining table. Extend it if possible.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 184,000 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

Kwila deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2020

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

Hall door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Cat/Dog door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New ~52m^2 deck

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

11th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
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

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

Outdoor Steps x 2

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd March 2019

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

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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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FIRTH HOMES LTD

Joined August 2013

Building, Renovating, Landscaping and Project management. Over 18 years experience. We have simple, practical solutions that are affordable with a 10 year guaranteed quality finish. Work with clients to meet there fixed budgets. Assist with specific requirements, advice and direction from concept and design to completion. All work performed or supervised by licensed Tradesmen. H...

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Kumanu

Joined June 2020

KUMANU: means "to care for, nurture, or cherish" The owner has over forty years of experience and can nurture your ideas and dreams so that you may cherish the outcome. From a new door to a new house. Builders of the First house in New Zealand to score 10 on the Home star rating.

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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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More Than Handy

Joined July 2020

More Than Handy is a family 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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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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A D White Builders ltd

Joined August 2016

Registered Master Builder with over 15 years in the trade. Quality and accountability comes standard with no job too small and I'll work in with clients to ensure that work gets completed on budget and on time. I specialise in renovations / additions and maintainance. I can take care of the project management or work in with clients and their projects as needed.

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Roman Building & Construction

Joined November 2016

Hi, we are Qualified Builder and Sub-Trade with Quality as First Priority in our job. We carry out New Build, Extension, Renovation, Landscaping, Project Management and Handyman/Maintenance. We give competitive quotes and endeavor to get job done on time with top quality. We look forward to provide Excellent Services for you !!

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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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Cadmy Builders LTD

Joined August 2011

We've Build in New Zealand since 2004 and other 15 years over seas.. I'm member of Certified Builders association and License Builder Practitioner, We are a small team of two ready to take over any jobs big or small. Alterations, Renovations, Extensions, New Build, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decks, Pergolas, etc... We have good recommendations at competitive price with a high standard quality. We c...

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Jimmy The Joiner

Joined September 2020

Hi I’ve been in the Joinery industry for the last 14 years. I’ve done work from timber kitchens to high end mansions. Looking forward to working with you to achieve your desired joinery dream Cheers

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R P D Construction

Joined November 2016

HI I have been building for the past 20 years and have experience in new builds, renovations, home extensions, decks, roofing, fences. I have high standards and offer a great service.

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Think Construction Ltd.

Joined March 2010

Company Profile: We are a building company specialising in residential projects from small alterations to new house builds. We work with the client from the design concept through to the completion of your project (or anywhere in between). We work closely with designers (yours or ours), to ensure continuity and confidence in your build, from concept to completion. Personal Profile: Direct...

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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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baird construction

Joined September 2020

hi, i have over 15 years of experience in the building industry,have worked on a variety of different projects big or small, take a lot of pride in my work and also keeping within timeframes

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate Wilson Built Homes with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality...

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Hired Help Limited

Joined February 2020

We know how precious your weekends are, we also know how much niggle those uncompleted jobs around the home can create. That’s where Hired Help comes in, we complete the jobs you just don’t have time for. If it’s fixing a door that won’t stay shut, assembling a kitset or rebuilding a deck, we can help. We have the experience and know how to fit, fix or repair just about anything around the home....

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Canterbury Renovations Ltd

Joined September 2014

Hi there we are a team of skilled qualified professionals with over 30 yrs experience in the building industry specializing in renovations and alterations. We can organize all areas of your project including any sub trades that you may need (painters,plumbers,sparky etc) Insurance work, EQC repairs,decks,renovations are new builds we can make it right. Members of Certified Builders Association

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TW Plastering and Building

Joined April 2015

I am a highly experienced builder with great attention to detail. I truly believe in making my customers happy, even if something is difficult to achieve, the homeowner comes first. I love having creative and functional spaces. I have a great track record of positive feedback, I have added some of this to the photos section. Please feel free to take a read, I am very proud of my work. Please...

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A White Creative Construction

Joined February 2017

Hi There. I'm a builder with background in boat building and high end architectural work, but lots of diverse experience in many areas. I pride myself on attention to detail, great finishing and thinking outside the square.

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