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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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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Engineered composite decking versus the tried and tested timber - which is better? Composite and Timber Decking Materials Whether you’re looking to repair an existing deck or start from scratch, consider the decking materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each othe

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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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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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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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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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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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Latest carpentry case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

ot an awkward space that can’t be solved with furniture? For Christchurch homeowners Simon and Chelsea, that space was the old dining room. They had ‘tried to make it work’ ever since they purchased their 1990 home four years ago. Enter: bench seating.  With the job now done and dusted, Simon explains to me over the phone just how awesome it’s been chilling out in their new space, sitting in the sun on weekends and sipping their morning coffee. As a fellow chilled out, sun-loving coffee drinker, I knew we had to capture those idyllic scenes for this story. So, our photographer Alana and I went round one Saturday morning with high hopes of two things: sunny weather, and their cat Elphie making an appearance. After a warm welcome, we walk through the kitchen where we’re graced by gorgeous natural light from the high-ceiling skylight, and the sweet smell of freshly brewed coffee. To appreciate the space as it is now, let’s take it back a step. The dining room, before a

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

Backyard safety: a secure yard for the family.  Babysitting just got easier for Allana, a Christchurch homeowner who has regular visits from her little niece, and Allana’s parents and their dog, Joey. Having recently moved into her new property, Allana set out to ensure it met her family’s needs - and in this case, it meant having a secure yard. The Problem There were two parts to the problem: a small gap on one side of the house, and a privacy fence on the other made up of brick and greenery. While this landscape design added style to the property facade, the access to the road proved tricky to manage with two little ones on the go. The Solution With a fair idea in mind of what needed to be done, Allana posted her job on Builderscrack detailing the project scope. She was after a fencing solution that enhanced the backyard safety to allow peace of mind whenever they were in the backyard. Choosing a Tradie There were four tradies who were interested in the job,

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

ot an awkward space that can’t be solved with furniture? For Christchurch homeowners Simon and Chelsea, that space was the old dining room. They had ‘tried to make it work’ ever since they purchased their 1990 home four years ago. Enter: bench seating.  With the job now done and dusted, Simon explains to me over the phone just how awesome it’s been chilling out in their new space, sitting in the sun on weekends and sipping their morning coffee. As a fellow chilled out, sun-loving coffee drinker, I knew we had to capture those idyllic scenes for this story. So, our photographer Alana and I went round one Saturday morning with high hopes of two things: sunny weather, and their cat Elphie making an appearance. After a warm welcome, we walk through the kitchen where we’re graced by gorgeous natural light from the high-ceiling skylight, and the sweet smell of freshly brewed coffee. To appreciate the space as it is now, let’s take it back a step. The dining room, before a

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

Backyard safety: a secure yard for the family.  Babysitting just got easier for Allana, a Christchurch homeowner who has regular visits from her little niece, and Allana’s parents and their dog, Joey. Having recently moved into her new property, Allana set out to ensure it met her family’s needs - and in this case, it meant having a secure yard. The Problem There were two parts to the problem: a small gap on one side of the house, and a privacy fence on the other made up of brick and greenery. While this landscape design added style to the property facade, the access to the road proved tricky to manage with two little ones on the go. The Solution With a fair idea in mind of what needed to be done, Allana posted her job on Builderscrack detailing the project scope. She was after a fencing solution that enhanced the backyard safety to allow peace of mind whenever they were in the backyard. Choosing a Tradie There were four tradies who were interested in the job,

Recent jobs posted

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

Stirling deck

Posted 4 months ago

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

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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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3MX6M New Deck

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Deck built

Posted 8 months 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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Builder needed

Posted 9 months ago

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

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CCC

Posted 1 year ago

Bring Property Up to CCC. I can send LIM report

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Renovation

Posted 8 months 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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Please help us create some street appeal!

Posted 2 years ago

We are looking for someone creative to help us bring our vision to life. We need a deck built along the front of our house connected to an existing deck. 1.6m wide, 9.5m long. Not too sure of the height. Approx 1m. And some steps at the back end of the existing deck to finish it off. Looking for quotes at this stage.

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Wrap around deck and fencing

Posted 11 months 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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Ryan

Posted 2 years ago

Hi i just need to repair my balcony the timber is getting a bit rotten

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New deck sides

Posted 8 months 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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Plywood floor vehicle

Posted 11 months 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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Repair floor in laundry

Posted 2 years ago

It came to our attention when the washing machine "slumped sideways" that the floor under the washing machine was rotting. Probably from the odd leak. Its not rotten right through. Just need it fixed up so the washing machine sits level again.

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Replace exterior cladding

Posted 2 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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Deck, ramp & steps

Posted 3 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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Extend deck and add disabled ramp

Posted 7 months ago

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

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

Posted 3 weeks 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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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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Ashbyka

Posted 3 months ago

New decking with a pergola with seating

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Deck

Posted 1 year ago

Deck with wheelchair access. Typical standard forest product house

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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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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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NJ McGuffie Builders Ltd

Joined November 2008

We've been building new house and renovating houses for the last 18 years . We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for completion of all projects. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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glenn hoskin

Joined March 2017

Hi my name is Glenn and i like thinking outside the square. Im creative and love creating something that looks good and lasts. I also love taking something broken and fixing it. I see potential where others may not. Im friendly and helpful and will go the extra mile. �

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Ellis Building Limited

Joined August 2015

Hi, I am a licensed builder who has a passion and gets great satisfaction from completing work to a high standard. Most of my experience is in renovations however I have completed some new builds. I am focused and diligent on the task at hand. I pride myself on good communication and personal skills.

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FairFence Ltd

Joined November 2019

Residential and rural fencing installer also do decks, pergolas, retaining walls, small other outdoor builds and small concreting jobs Can also do removal and disposal of existing fence or vegetation. Quality materials and Quality fencing at a fair price!

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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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Provue Glass Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hi, I have been in the trade for the last 14 years and pride myself in the work I complete. Specializing in Showers, splashbacks, mirrors, broken windows, new glazing, pet doors, Timber Joinery and more. We offer competitive pricing and free quotes Thank You Provue Team

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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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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd 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, a...

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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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Building Consulting Simple

Joined January 2021

A company of constructions specialists that covers a wide range of specialty trades including, Concrete, Foundations, General Carpentry, Interior design & Fit out, Renovation and minor earthwork/landscaping/hardscaping

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Vaneo2020 ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi. I am a qualified composites engineer making fibreglass products for more than 22 years,after giving that up ,I started Renovating houses and have done so for the last 7 years. We have moved back to the Waikato 2 years ago after living in Auckland for 7 years . I have gone solo from my previous employer who is now manufacturing bench tops. which with cabinets I installed for almost 2 ye...

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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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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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JD Projects

Joined April 2021

Hi there , Here at JD Projects we are a family Business that values our customers and jobs to a high standard. I specialise in Decks/Fences/bathroom renovations/and general maintenance. I Have been Building for 6 years and do mainly small jobs but I am open to more higher end jobs . We complete jobs on budget almost every time . We also have house cleaning available.

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Clear Property and Projects

Joined June 2019

Clear Property and Projects is a professional service that takes the stress out of those sometimes worrying tasks. From small around the house ideas all the way through to project management of large scale builds. We have you covered. A trustworthy source to help you out. Get in touch for an obligation free quote.

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A Lawrence

Joined December 2015

I have just started working self employed. My name is Aaron and I am a hard-working qualified builder with seven years experience both here in New Zealand and working abroad. I am friendly and enjoy talking to clients and potential clients. I am a soletrader who has experience in New builds, renovations, additions, restoration as well as other small jobs. Small jobs include repairs, new decks incl...

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Kane building ltd

Joined February 2021

Hi. I have been building for myself for 3 years now and about 10 years in total. We do a great range of projects (big and small). We work very hard to meet deadlines for project competition and to provide competitive quotes.

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