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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pavilion roof ASAP

Posted 4 weeks ago

Looking for a quote and someone to build a timber pavilion roof. 30 degree pitch to centre point, 4 sided. 200mm Posts already installed 5.6m internal dimension between posts to take a 6m length of 250x50 rail. Iron cladding to match exisiting house roof colour, 4x ridge flashings with centre cap, 400mm rafter overhang on rail. Work must be done by end of November.

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Install a door/sliding door in the dressing room (walk in robe)

Posted 3 weeks ago

The current walk in rob does not have a door and we would like to install a sliding door in there. The wall width is good enough and there doesnot seem to be any wiring in there. Please let me know roughly how much it will cost me (with and with out the door). Thank you.

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Wooden pergola

Posted 1 month ago

4 posts chunky 4mtr x mtr size Wrapped at top by 150 x 50 boards Slats on roof tucked below the wrapped board so not visible from afar. Photo below as close as I can find was not planning on using steel

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Deck Back to Natural

Posted 1 month ago

Remove old paint, sand deck then oil the deck.

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Deck and Pergola

Posted 1 month ago

Build deck around an existing concrete porch, pegoda and partially cover.

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Internal wall

Posted 2 months ago

I have a doorway which I want to be closed off so it looks like an internal wall. Also require other gibbing work.

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Catio

Posted 1 month ago

4 x 8 catio coming off our lounge window for our two ragdoll cats. Cheap as possible please.

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New Decks supply and install

Posted 2 months ago

Hi There, I am looking for a good tradie who can supply and install a deck at my Rolleston house. Deck dimension is about 8.5m x 3.5m and 1.8m x 2.5m Deck type is Kwila deck or something similar. Thanks, Soum

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Deck and pergola

Posted 2 months ago

Approx 5x2.5 x.2m deck and pergola -

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Small deck in Rolleston

Posted 2 months ago

Need a deck built as per photos - need to remove grass and install deck. No digger access as there is only a gate as the point of entry and exit

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Bird stuck in skylight

Posted 2 months ago

Ive got a bird trapped in the skylight I need someone to get on roof to open skylight and let the stupid bird out . Then check the roof cavity to try and find how the bird is getting in

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Stain wooden pergola

Posted 1 month ago

I've done 3/4 of the pergola but making a meal of my exposed aggregate patio. Be a couple of hours work

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Needing a deck built

Posted 1 month ago

Need a deck built with a built in seating area around the outside of the deck as soon as possible. Would be good to get a couple of quotes.

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Dog Kennel

Posted 2 months ago

We're looking for someone to build us a solid dog house to go into the run for our German Shepherd. We have bought one from Bunnings but the boards were way too thin and the kennel was flimsy so it was destroyed in a couple of days! Plus the wood split which is not ideal! German Shepherds are strong dogs so need something sturdy!! The dimensions were 1157 x 785 x 813mm so should be at least that size, hinged roof would be great :-)

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Cladding

Posted 1 month ago

Need a hand for a few days starting mid next week to install vertical hardwood cladding on new build.

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Decking

Posted 1 month ago

3x6 deck frame Would wait to save more money and then finish the deck

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Deck restoration

Posted 4 weeks ago

Deck cleaned/prepared for oiling 2 coats.Have oil for job so labour only

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Pergola/gazebo

Posted 2 months ago

Construct wooden pergola with wooden base/deck. Approximately 6 x4 metres . Would like a clear light roof. Ground already cleared . Required by first week in December.

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New deck build required

Posted 2 months ago

Roughly around 45m2, hoping to use Garapa. Needs to be installed over foundation gravel raft. Existing tiled portico in place

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Kwila capping for garden

Posted 1 week ago

Approx 5 meters of 90x19 Kwila decking to sit on top of two small raised gardens. The raised gardens are made from 200x50 macrocapa sleepers.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 211,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

kwila Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2021

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

Internal wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd November 2021

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

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

Hall door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Deck for New Build in Lincoln

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Putting up some large shelves

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door handle repair, towel rail and toilet roll holder repair or replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Ross Brothers Limited

Joined November 2021

Ross Brothers Limited has been in business since 2017. We are Site Safe members Site Wise accredited and carry all required insurances. Our previous experience includes house maintenance, renovations, foundations, farm building and new house builds. We have a team of 12 including, qualified builders, LBP's and painter/plasters. With over 150 years of combined building experience in our busines...

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Rhino property maintenance Ltd

Joined August 2021

Property maintenance Garden maintenance FYI plumbing and electrical Rubbish removed Assist with Healthy Homes work Property inspections and reports Post tenant cleaning and repairs Pruning, spraying, mowing, landscaping. Insurance work

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Pinoy building company

Joined August 2021

New build house and commercial building , renovation, extension, alteration and general repair, gib fixing, walkway, patio, driveway concreting ,sleep out, tiny house, insulation supply and install, decking, fencing,etc. We are hard working to meet expectation and target and we guarantee all our works .

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Kiwili Cleaning Services Limited

Joined February 2020

Dear Customers Kiwili Cleaning Services Limited formed in 2018. The owner Hansen had more than 3 years cleaning experience as a Green Acres Franchisor before started his own company. We are specialised in Home Cleaning, Commercial Cleaning & Building Sites Cleaning. We are a fully registered & insured business ensuring we use only quality products and equipment, along with our highly traine...

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TJ Creations Limited

Joined November 2021

T.J. Creations Ltd specialise in minor residential renovations and outdoor enhancements including decking, fencing, pergolas. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, and ability to provide our customers with efficient, cost-effective, superior service and output.

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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 WBH operates with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality and ef...

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The Black Fence Company

Joined December 2019

the Black Fence company provides building and maintenance services. Including; fences, gates, decks, pergola's and much more. I provide great communication and attention to detail. I also provide other home improvement tasks and maintenance.

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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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Lourie construction

Joined November 2021

We are a small localy owned and operated building company just getting started. Our Director/Foreman has been building new homes and general building work in the North Canterbury area for the past 10 years. We strive for customer satisfaction and completing the job on time and on budget

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Metric Build

Joined August 2019

Hi there, I've been a qualified builder for 15 years, I'm a LBP, Member of the Certified Builders Association. I'm experienced in all aspects of building from small alterations to highly engineered architecturally designed homes through to large scale Commercial and shop fit outs. Contact me for a free competitive quote. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Gardens Direct

Joined September 2021

Hi, I have over 15 years experience in the gardening and landscaping field. We specialise in garden maintenance (from one-off tidy ups to scheduled on-going maintenance), lawn care- mowing and new lawns, tree care, fencing, landscaping and irrigation. We can also offer rubbish removal and general handyman jobs. We complete projects efficiently and on schedule, and go above and beyond to form lasti...

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Daniel

Joined March 2019

Hi, I have been in the construction industry more than 30 years.I am specialise in renovations and new builds, decks and fence.I am a LBP as well. Nice to meet you and give quotes and we can work from there. Cheers Daniel

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J & K Firewood Ltd

Joined March 2021

Hi we have been supplying a service and product to clients for last few years where we treat every customer as #1, we are open minded and willing to look at what the customer requires and suggest ideas that may suit design and budget.

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Jmac contractors

Joined August 2016

Jmac contractors is a small business comprising of myself, and a labourer when needed., the person you are talking to on the phone is the person doing the work, no extra costs for office staff or miscommunications.I have been in the building industry for 20 years and have a good understanding of the processes needed for most jobs. I do a large amount of timber works on houses and hard landscaping...

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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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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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CS Built Ltd

Joined April 2021

Hi, we are a selwyn based company. We specialize in architectural and new builds but love getting amongst smaller jobs that get left behind by the big companies, from decks, extensions and small renovations. We are a small crew that prides itself in quality, eye for detail, competitive pricing and customer satisfaction.

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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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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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Dans Renovations

Joined February 2018

Dan's Renovations is a small company run by the owner Daniel. Dan has his LBP License and NZQA level 4 in carpentry and has been doing building & renovating for 15 years all over Africa and in Christchurch for the last 6 years. He has done many jobs for home owners in Christchurch with good results. He specializes in bathroom renos, kitchen renos, car ports, house extensions, decks, fences, veggie...

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