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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Quote to fix a very wet outer wall with a window above it.

Posted 4 months ago

Builders Report on house I am buying has a very wet patch (measured about 86 on the moisture metre). It is an outside wall, and has a window above the wet patch that has a diameter of about 25cm. I would like a quote and advice as to what needs to be done. Deposit needs to be paid by 13 July. Again I have photos on the builders report but can't copy them. Was advised by an employee at MItre10 to give the window sill a poke to see if wood is soft, which I will have a go at tomorrow (3rd Ju...

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Replace exterior cladding

Posted 6 months ago

Remove old weatherboards, insulate, paper battern, palicide, replace old windows with double glazed aluminum joinery, add window, build deck.

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Extend deck and add disabled ramp

Posted 1 year ago

I need the deck at the back door to be extended and a disabled ramp added

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Ashbyka

Posted 7 months ago

New decking with a pergola with seating

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Wrap around deck and fencing

Posted 1 year ago

A low profile deck that wraps from the front porch to the side entrance. Also want to replace existing fencing.

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Deck built

Posted 1 year ago

We are double glazing our house, while we are doing this we are removing on of the windows and installing a bi-fold door that we wish will lead out to a deck. Deck I have planned is around 27m2. 900mm of the ground (at lowest point). Im hoping the deck can rest on the steps at the back door (green steps). Steps on the deck is just roughly in place I want them. Enjoy my lovely ms paint work :)

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New deck sides

Posted 1 year ago

After someone to repair the sides of my deck with new sides, had to remove the old sides to get a digger in back yard.

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Window frame damage

Posted 1 year ago

Damage to wooden window frame from curtains too heavy and pulling down frame. Needs replacement wooden board approx 3.25m in length

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Plywood floor vehicle

Posted 1 year ago

Nissan serena mpv. Seats removed. I would like a flat floor installed. With a couple of hinged hatches to access storage in the floor of the vehicle. Looking for feedback on costs. Nothing fancy. Just a flat floor

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Renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Fitting wardrobe doors. Cutting to size and fitting 2 x damaged kitchen doors. Rumpus room renovation. Time frame 2 weeks time

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Builder needed

Posted 1 year ago

Need to build a frame for verandah and attach a thatched roof.

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Deck Extension

Posted 2 months ago

We have an existing deck that we would like to have extended, have attached photos, would like to keep the railing as seating. Lawn is on a slight hill.

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3MX6M New Deck

Posted 1 year ago

Would like a 3x6m deck built in forest product home including handrail.

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Deck

Posted 2 years ago

Deck with wheelchair access. Typical standard forest product house

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Stirling deck

Posted 8 months ago

in need to redo a deck. contact me for details ...

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CCC

Posted 2 years ago

Bring Property Up to CCC. I can send LIM report

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Renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Wardrobe has been opened out to enlarge room. Needs tidying up ready for plasterer. Fully qualified carpenter reqd to do very neat job

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Deck, ramp & steps

Posted 7 months ago

Needing a deck built - from the back door. Basic design, low to the ground with seating on edges. Also, a small deck/platform from the front door with an attached ramp for accessibility (elderly person). And some raised garden beds. Would love to get this done before winter sets in.

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Internal doors replacement

Posted 2 months ago

5 interior doors install new ones and remove old, 4 doors for bedroom, leaf measures 805x1957 mm; 1 door for bathroom, leaf measures 655x1957mm (WxH). please state the material used (frame and face board) and dimensions, or brand. Some door photos are attached. You can choose to quote my other job "Timber frames" together.

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Internal doors replacement #2

Posted 2 months ago

5 interior doors install new ones and remove old, 4 doors for bedroom, leaf measures 805x1957 mm; 1 door for bathroom, leaf measures 655x1957mm (WxH). please state the material used (frame and face board) and dimensions, or brand. Some door photos are attached. You can choose to quote my other job "Timber frames" together.

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Hire a Hubby Flagstaff

Joined June 2021

We are an established Handyman Business which has been operating throughout the Waikato for over 6 yrs. Our services include Kitchen & Bathroom makeovers, we can also help you with the design. Interior Renovations, Interior & Exterior Painting , Plumbing & Electrical , Decks, Landscaping, Project Management . Even motorhomes and caravans builds and makeovers and so much more. Check out some...

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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates Handyman Services ltd. We specialise in roof leak repair repair, Chimney takedowns, Cladding, weatherboards & Soffit repair and renewal. Gutter & Downpipe cleaning, repair and installation. Detergent Softbroom & Pressure washing Houses & buildings. Mosstreating of roofs & path/driveways. General Handyman Services. Happy to help anytime. Regards Steve Slater.

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Axiacon Limited

Joined June 2021

New Build - Our comprehensive packages include design and build for bespoke homes or alternatively we have some existing plans and templates which we can make work for you to create a unique home designed and built just for you. Reclad - Our cladding team is passionate and professional as well as being extremely knowledgeable about how to get your cladding into tip top shape again. We can u...

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Cam tukua

Joined January 2019

Hi I am a fully qualified builder and have been building new builds and renovations for the last 10 years. Always completed on time on budget to high quality workmanship.

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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BOLD Landscape Design and Construction

Joined September 2011

Over 30 years landscape design and construction experience. From a simple fence to a full residential contract. Happy to simply provide a concept plan with estimates on costs of work required, right through the finished product. Excellent portfolio can be provided upon request - ...

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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, and Taihape. Our service...

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Nailed Concepts

Joined November 2020

Licensed, Qualified Builders, Qualified Joiners, specialising in all residential building aspects. Priding ourselves on quality builds, workmanship and personalised designs to deliver our clients the perfect product.

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Ephrym Trading as Visual Landscaping

Joined November 2020

Hey, We are a New Registered Landscaping. We've been Landscaping for a total of 9years and enjoyed every minute of it. I believe that our work is quality and the customers we have had in the past has been very happy. We love what we do. No job is too Big or Too small. We can guarantee you that you would be satisfied with the progress and finished product. Any concerns what so ever ? We will alway...

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Hamilton Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined December 2017

Before starting any jobs we endeavour to find the right solution for each customer, to suit their budget and individual requirements. When we take on a job we want you to be informed throughout the process and we guarantee your satisfaction. For most people their home/property is their biggest asset and we keep that in mind with all the jobs we do. Whether it be pest control, building your fence,...

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Automatic Door Services

Joined February 2015

ADS repairs and supplies all types of Garage & Commercial Doors. ADS is owned and managed by Andy Marsden, who has a team of 9 people ensuring the smooth running of his business. Andy's background is from aviation and engineering. As Andy says if you can keep 25 million pound aircraft up in the air and all those aboard safe - then keeping people safe with garage doors and commercial doors is a l...

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THE TILE LAYER

Joined August 2011

floor and wall tile layer, water proofing in all and any wet areas, over 20 years experience in residential and commercial tiling, stone, ceramic, mosaic, design and lay, i have done some building, plastering and painting, most general handyman stuff, welding most things like fences and trailers, look at my web sites please. ... ...... ...

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A Tradesman

Joined June 2014

Hi Thank you for your time My team is experienced in the Glazing industry for over 15 + years dealing with all Glass repairs Commercial / Residential properties. Please note we are not ordinary glaziers we are specialists in every type of glazing We repair all broken glass in Aluminium frames / Steel frame / wood frame Also supply glass / Double glazing / safety glass / bullet pro...

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Bay Fence and Fix Ltd

Joined January 2020

Build. Install. Repair. Decking, Fencing, Retaining. I'm Cam Walker and with Bay Fence and Fix I set out to build better fences throughout the Bay of Plenty. I specialise in residential work and have the tools, experience and passion to tackle fencing in all its forms. Including but no way limited to Small rural, orchard and commercial projects Gates - any style to fit any space...

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Hardies House & Garden

Joined February 2017

We started this company because we love what we do! Hardies House and Garden have all your landscaping, construction and property maintenance needs covered with the convenience of only having to deal with one company and invoice to pay.We have a reliable team ready for all manner of maintenance and repairs, in and around your house and garden. We perform our work in the most efficient way u...

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Billy Turner Contracting Ltd

Joined December 2020

Building, concreting, earthworks, driveways landscaping. Excavator and Augers Available Professional young team ready to get stuck in and finish your jobs ready for summer. Waikato based

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Jpricebuilders

Joined April 2017

I am a licensed carpenter with over 10 years experience doing renovation and residential building work. I'm professional and will do my best to make your job big or small easy at a competitive price. Give me a call

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BKF Builders

Joined May 2019

I am a trade qualified builder with 27 years experience in both residential and commercial construction. I am very professional and work hard to complete anything from new builds to renovations in a timely professional and reliable manner.

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CallaCuzzy

Joined March 2021

We have been renovating and improving existing houses for many years. We specialise in: - painting - interior & exterior - decking and stairs - general house repairs - general section maintenance

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RD Landscapes

Joined June 2019

Let's face it, no one likes over priced charges. We have always prided ourselves on Honest open and transparent assessments on all quoted work so no hidden costs. Our prices are competitive our professional standard of work is guaranteed to meet building code compliance on time on budget. Having operated in Waikato for a number of years we have a growing client base. We are happy to give refe...

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