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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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Pergola

Posted 5 months 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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Ground level deck

Posted 1 month ago

Ground level Kwila decking required Approximate size 2m by 3.5m in width

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New Deck

Posted 3 months ago

Supply and install 26 sqm kwila deck over concrete.

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2 deck builds

Posted 1 month ago

We'd like a quote for 2 new ground level kwila decks to be built on a flat level section in Rolleston. Time frame for start of job would be mid to late September depending on when our house build is completed. First deck off our lounge to be approximately 11m x 4m. 2nd deck off master bedroom to be 3.5m x 3m. Pictures show details of site.

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New Wooden deck

Posted 3 months ago

New Wooden deck on existing concrete deck Along with a built-in seat and trellis Open to suggestions re type of wood most likely pine Size approx 45 sq mt

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Small repair on bay window base.

Posted 5 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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Deck for New Build in Lincoln

Posted 3 months ago

Hi there! We need a deck for our new home being built here in Lincoln. We have had our concrete done and the site will be cleared. Measurements are 3.3m by 6m. The plan is for it to extend from the sliding doors out to the long strip of concrete - see photos. We have power and can supply morning tea (photo is not actual morning tea!). We are open to ideas regarding materials - pine/kwila - this may depend on our budget.

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Kwila decking

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi, I am looking for a quote for doing a deck in my house. The deck is 30m2 over 2 concrete patios 10m2 and 6 m2 each

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New doorway and door

Posted 2 months ago

Form a new single doorway in an existing internal wall between lounge and passage, and install a glazed painted timber door with cylindrical lever lock to match existing door handles. Job to include painting (3 coats)

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Deck building

Posted 3 months 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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Door handle repair, towel rail and toilet roll holder repair or replacement

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Build New Deck

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Decking & Pergola

Posted 1 month ago

I'm looking for option for a deck and roofing for that. Size is 3x7 metres.

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Robinson Family Outdoor Shelters

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, We have an Eco Cottage on our property and wish to get a Awning and a Carport build and a Patio Roof for the main house done. We feel we have the basic materials, just not the skills or the time to do the job right. 4m x 6m - Eco Cottage Awning Standard size carport to house one car (Suzuki Swift) large awning on main house - need to measure for this one.

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Wardrobes & Linen Cupboards

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, we are looking for a joiner to fit out our wardrobes and linen cupboards. Additionally we are wanting a desk and laundry cabinetry built in our shed. Our last two joiners have fallen through due to not being able to get the supplies they need to complete the job. Thus we are wanting someone who can please complete this job ASAP. Please let me know if you are available to come and quote this job. Thanks

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Porch Cover

Posted 1 month ago

We are wanting to partially cover an existing porch with an iron roof and pegoda. Part of the cover is about 3x4m and the rest covered is approx 2x7 plus the pegoda will extend out another 4x7m. Want it smooth wood. My Husband can help. Would like it done asap but will fit in with the right tradesman and price.

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FIXING SHED

Posted 5 months ago

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

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Window Frames Replaced,resealing so watertight.

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are looking for a professional Carpenter to replace 4 or 5 window frames. We are also wanting to have all the windows in the house resealed so as watertight. We would like a quote in the first instance. And would like the job complete by the end of September.

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Pergola build

Posted 1 month ago

Would like to have a wooden pergola built over our patio, approx 3x3 meters. We are in Lincoln. Interested in quotes and delivery timelines

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Water damage Door Surrounds

Posted 2 months ago

Shower leak caused water damage to door surrounding hall & toilet.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 201,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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

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

Kwila deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2020

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

Deck for New Build in Lincoln

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st May 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

Andrew’s Deck

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th March 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

Replace verandah posts

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2021

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

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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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Kingcraft Construction

Joined June 2021

Hi , We have had experience in the the construction industry for more than 15 years in chch ,specialise in architectural and major renovations big or small ,with landscaping to help finish things off ! Another string to our bow is experience in major shop fit outs & kitchen installs . We work to a very high standard and pride ourselves on working with clients budgets openly with transparenc...

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Skull & Crossbones Construction

Joined July 2021

We are 2 brothers who have worked extensively in the USA & New Zealand and have a combined experience of 30+ years in residential & light commercial construction. We are LBP accredited, professional in our approach & completion of all projects, the 2 guys you meet are the 2 guys who will work on your project. Call us & we will meet with you, give you our expert advice & a competitive quote.

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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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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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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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Stewart Paving and Landscapes

Joined October 2015

Hi, we are a small landscape construction business. Specialising in all aspects of landscape construction. Hardwood decks are a speciality of ours as well as intricate paving. We lay a lot of natural stone including Timaru bluestone and beautiful Indian Sandstone. I’m fully qualified owner operator and have over 18 years in landscaping, working both here and abroad. My apprentice Matt is 2nd...

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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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Grasshopper Landscapes

Joined July 2017

Hi. I have worked within the trades industry for the last 20yrs both in the uk and here for the last 13yrs. I Have worked in the following industries : Landscaping & Gardening Painting (inc exterior & roof work) Building (site manager in Chch rebuild) I also do design work and consultations I am prompt, punctual, polite and will keep you involved throughout the process. So if you have some...

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Masani homes Limited

Joined August 2018

We are a new construction company specialising in residential construction with a creative twist. we are always happy to help so reach out if you think we can be of assistance.

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AB Builders

Joined March 2014

A.B. Builders, registered NZCB member & LBP, have been running for over 14 ... n service the Canterbury region on small jobs to large renovations. Quality craftsmanship from conception to completion. Guaranteed!! Great reputation from being reliable, honest and great quality with plenty of communication.

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Madera Woodwork

Joined May 2021

Joiner/ Furniture maker, with over 25 years experience, offers a high standard of various services. Kitchen: for a fresh look replace doors, drawer fronts + all the necessary hardware, alter cabinet to suit new appliances, change counter tops and paint existing panels and walls. I also have grate experience making stairs and balustrade's in all shapes

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Felarca Builders Limited

Joined March 2019

Hi we have the right experience, knowledge, tools,peoples to do big or small from A to Z jobs.for Residential and Commercial like Decking ,Fencing, Cladding, Framing, Concreting, Plastering, Painting, Suspended,Ceiling, Tiling. We are very professional and hard work to meet deadlines for projects completion. We pride ourselves on providing quotes and then completing job on budget

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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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ADECONSTRUCT LIMITED

Joined March 2015

ADECONSTRUCT offers the following services: Bathroom renovation Tiling. vinyl and Carpet Handyman Solid Plastering..modified plastering. Exterior &interior plastering. Painting. bricklayng Waterproof Swimming pools Bricklayng

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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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Greaney Trade Services

Joined July 2021

-Electrical -Home Maintenance -Handyman -Renovations -Fences -Decks Hi, I am a qualified electrician with years of experience in all residential installations, renovations, maintenance and repairs. I also have the skills, tools and experience for most home maintenance, renovation, handyman and repair jobs around the house. I am an honest, hard working and reliable person that is committe...

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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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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts of building and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminium windows and doors, 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 ca...

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dmjbuildersltd

Joined August 2019

Hi, i've been building new houses an renoating old ones for the last 10 years. Also do smaller jobs. I pride myself on providing a competitive quote an doing a job to the client satisfaction

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