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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kwila deck

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Garpa or Heavy Hopea Deck

Posted 4 months ago

2x hardwood decks for a new build house in rolleston. Ground level 1: 3m x 2m 2: 6m x 3.5m Start date: mid to late August

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Kwila deck

Posted 1 month 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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Hot tub platform

Posted 5 days 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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Removing and replacing damaged wood panelling

Posted 1 month ago

We have borer-damaged wood panelling in our hallway that needs to be removed and replaced.

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Extension

Posted 2 months ago

extend current decking 1200mm across entire length

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Deck extension to concrete patio

Posted 5 months ago

I would like a deck built as an extension to my concrete patio. I will post the dimensions in the pictures section. I would be wanting this built out of pine and stepped up from the concrete patio.

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Outdoor cover

Posted 2 months ago

Price to do an outdoor cover area

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New Deck installation

Posted 1 month 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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Shed and dog run

Posted 1 week 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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Pergola

Posted 1 month 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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Supply and install decking in Prebbleton

Posted 2 weeks 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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Sparks Deck

Posted 4 months ago

We require decking over a concrete slab 3x3. Area space needed is 4.5x4.5 could be subject to change. Also may deck our front door area.

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Built in shelving and cupboard

Posted 3 months ago

We have a 'study nook' that we would like to convert into built in shelving and a cupboard. Photo of the area attached, as well as approx dimensions (the space is not a perfect rectangle). We are thinking of three shelves and double cupboard doors (that match the style of the existing interior doors) , with movable shelves inside. Potential design included as third photo, but we are open to ideas. Final photo is an example of what we thought it might look like.

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Outdoor wooden pergola

Posted 5 months ago

I'm wanting a wooden pergola built for my outside area. Roughly 3.5m2 needs to be secured into concrete slabs. Initially wanting quotes.

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Lincoln veranda

Posted 1 week 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 2 months ago

deck 41 meter squares. Wood should be kwila.

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Putting up some large shelves

Posted 3 months ago

I've got 3 large desks i want too fix too the wall using 3 shelf brackets for each need this done urgently

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Front porch deck

Posted 2 months ago

We require a small deck porch built in our entrance way approx 1410mm wide 2690mm 100mm -130mm high. In kwila or anythng to match the cedar panels we have.

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Restore Church pew

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there, we bought a pew off trade me which is about 100 years old and sitting in their garage. We would like the pew to be sanded so we don't get splinters from it and a coating put on it. We're after someone who knows what they are doing and have done something like this before. It doesn't have to be perfect just safe from splinters and the wood protected, with keeping the great look it has. Sorry the photos aren't great, we have safety gates against the pew keeping our 1 year old away. When...

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 176,000 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

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 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

James Green

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor Steps x 2

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd March 2019

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

New ~52m^2 deck

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

11th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
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

Kwila deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2020

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

New deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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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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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management. Im your one stop shop to take care of your project.

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H&J's PAINTING & DECORATING

Joined July 2014

Highly skilled painters and decorators With 20 years in the trade. We do wallpapering ,spray painting, Plastering inc level 5 & skim coats. Water-blasting ,roof repaints,new work and old repaints We are very competitive with price And all work is to a high standard.

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Jorge Gallegos

Joined October 2016

Hi: I have more than 8 years of experience performing interior plastering and interior/exterior painting jobs. During this period I have been part of a team and before to start to work as a sole trader I was a leading hand decorator in a building company. I am a hard-working trader, fast, reliable and always developing jobs at high standard levels. If you want a job well done and for a re...

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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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CJs Repairs

Joined February 2020

I am a sole trader mainly doing small construction and repairs to residential buildings. I offer a bit of everything and like to turn my hand to a creative solution for unusual projects

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Firth landscape construction

Joined March 2017

For all your landscaping/construction needs call firth landscape construction free quotes, professional work done to high standards very competitive quotes...we do it all, landscaping renovations tiling, laminate flooring concreting asphalting. We have high standards and we know you'll be happy.

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Jims Building Inspections

Joined May 2020

Services Provided. Pre Sale /Pre Purchase Building Inspections Asbestos Sampling and Testing NZQA Qualified Methamphetamine Sampling and Testing NZQA Qualified Moisture Testing Insurance Sign off EQC Sign off I have 35 years experience in the building trade . I am LBP Registered

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JRB Homes Ltd

Joined March 2018

As a business owner and site foreman, I strive to provide the best work ethics in both client and colleague relationships. I pride myself in time management, effective communication and quality control in all areas of my business. Over the last two years of developing my business, I have successfully built, renovated and repaired homes. My overall goal is to be competitively priced with the best e...

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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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Top corner construction limited

Joined July 2018

Personally I have been in the Residential construction industry for 8 years, I specialize in Fencing, Decking, Pergolas also Interior linings and finishing My experience comes from a background in EQC repairs, Private Renovations, Light commercial and newly built homes. I am expanding into a managment role now as I have a highly skilled group of tradesmen behind me who can tackle most jobs, From...

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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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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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SJM Construction LTD

Joined July 2020

Hi, we are a local family business. I am the owner/builder so you know exactly who you are dealing with from quote to completion. Let it be bringing your old kitchen/bathroom back to life or finally adding that dream outdoor space, I am here to help. I pride myself on providing honest and professional advice to my clients and making sure that they are happy right through the construction proces...

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit ... .nz

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Zen Builders

Joined April 2020

Zen Builders is a small Canterbury owned and operated building company specialising in architectural homes. However, we are also passionate about adding character to older homes - whether the job be big or small. We pride ourselves on costumer satification, communication, high-quality workmanship, and sticking within the budget. We look forward to working along side you.

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Paul Bristow Carpentry

Joined October 2020

Hi, I've been in the building industry as a builder/carpenter for over 30 years and have worked in New Zealand and other countries around the world. Over that period I have been involved with all aspects of the building, whether it would be a new home or changing a front door lock. I'm a honest, reliable professional builder, who prides himself on delivering a good efficient services. References...

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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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