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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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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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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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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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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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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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Renovations to complete

Posted 7 months ago

Need to complete a bedroom renovation owing to arrival of new baby in about 2 months time. Some timber work to finish, insulation install, gibbing and stopping work required.

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Decking & baseboards Featherston

Posted 8 months ago

Wanting decking & baseboards for final code of compliance. Job is two smaller entrance ways/decks (1.5m2 and 1m2 with steps/handrail) and a larger 17.86m2 deck with stairs/handrail, along with baseboards. Decks under 1m high. All on a new transportable home, required for final code of compliance. Have drafted plans available, please see photo of deck plans for an idea. Plain pine, nothing fancy required.

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Deck and dwangs

Posted 1 year ago

Re-do existing deck in different direction. Will require new dwangs and re-decked with new timber. Approx 41m2 total area

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Window/door frame repair

Posted 11 months ago

We are about to paint a clients exterior, and a window sill needs repair possible replacement and a bottom door frame on French doors.

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Deck for backyard

Posted 1 year ago

We have a concrete patio currently that stretches the length of our house and we would like to cover this with Timber decking. It would sit just above the concrete or on the concrete so very low. The length of the deck is approx 20m by 3m width.

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Building Renovation

Posted 3 months ago

Work relating to completion of a renovation, (where that work is outside fo the excemptions in schedule 1). Essentially structural gib, installation of an external Window and an external door. Other work as agreed. Must be licensed.

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A pergola

Posted 1 week ago

I would like a pergola build approximately 2.2 meters by 4.8. It will be connected on an out door existing concrete slab and connected to the house. I would like it to have a Laserlite roof.

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Fox Street Reno

Posted 3 months ago

I'm renovating an old shop and need some repair and building work on the interior. I need to replace old/damaged doors and wood work, and add shelving.

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Empire Hotel

Posted 1 year ago

Replacing window with wooden frame

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Shower Replacement

Posted 3 months ago

Install Completely New shower Base Wall linings door Existing Plumbing doesn’t need moving etc

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Pergola, decking and trellis installation

Posted 1 year ago

Pergola - metal brackets already in place in ground (concrete) and walls of house (timber), see photos enclosed. Plans available showing four posts with beams to house wall. Advice needed if sizes on plan still sufficient. Trellis - approx 7m x 2.5m alongside house. Ground is lawn currently. Decking - at side of house, may need a step, approx 9m long x 2.5m.

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Install Fret work in villa

Posted 1 year ago

I want somebody to install 14 Fret panels at my villa in Greytown

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Kaylea

Posted 1 year ago

I need a deck built at the south end of my house. Measurements are approx 3.9 x 3.5m. Ideally I would like it to be picture framed but open to suggestions and would like steps to be built in. I'm in no immediate rush to have this completed, just would like something before Summer. I have added photos of where i would like the deck and also a few of deck designs i really like. Doesn't have to be anything fancy. Whatever is most cost effective.

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French Door Installation

Posted 2 months ago

Have bought second hand wodden French Doors and need these installed in a weatherboard cottage.

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Pergola construction

Posted 11 months ago

pergola construction - plan to paint it white cheers

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Deck for tiny home

Posted 1 year ago

Hoping to have a deck built in the next couple of months and looking for quotes. We have a tiny home on wheels in Featherston. We'd like an L-shaped deck of up to 26 m2. The deck cannot be attached to the tiny house at all (it needs to be able to be towed away easily), and it might be good if the deck can be built without piles so it can be moved at a later date - not sure if this is possible. This is a temporary home for us while we build a bigger house, so we are looking for budget options wh...

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Deck

Posted 1 year ago

Simple 4 x 4 deck outside ranch slider Only 1-2 steps off ground cross width of deck onto ground Please contact Anita ...

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Soundproofing offices in Community Centre

Posted 1 year ago

The Featherston Community Centre has some offices that need soundproofing. The job will involve adding some woodwork to existing walls, covering with 12mm ply and then gib, gibstopping and painting of walls and any timber framing. Approx 60sqm. All demolition material to be removed.

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Fox Street Reno Landscaping

Posted 3 months ago

I need a platform deck ( over flat ground) and some planting beds/boxes

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West Wing deck

Posted 1 year ago

We are installing a new ranch slider (3.6m wide) - need new deck entrance with a couple of steps. It is very close to the ground so no railings needed. Approx 4m x 2m - pine Nothing fancy phone Anita ...

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 175,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Door hinging/hanging - new build - Immediate start

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Decking & baseboards Featherston

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fox Street Reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

deck - no consent needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extend & or replace current deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Keane Contracting

Joined August 2019

We do it all Keane Contracting is a family run business specializing in a range of services such as: General Construction, Building Inspections, Earth Works, Painting, Concreting, Property Cleaning and Grounds Maintenance. We network with other professional contractors to assist with any specific property maintenance needs you may have, leaving you stress free with top quality results at...

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MD buildings services

Joined February 2020

I’ve been working in the building trade for a number of years gaining a range of skills to build and repair. Easy going and hard working and here to complete which ever tasks you need Look forward to helping you.

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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

We do building/painting/plaster and landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We strive on going above and beyond for our clients. So please feel free to get in touch for any up coming project we can help you with thanks.

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Wairarapa Handyman Services

Joined December 2018

Lifestyle Blocks, Residential or Commercial Properties. Free no-obligation quotes provided. Make a list of all the jobs you want to be completed and watch your to-do list disappear. Our work is absolutely guaranteed every-time. Any reason, or we'll make it right!

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Power&keane

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are a residential/commercial building cleaning company specialising in Exterior building washes. We are very reliable and will always get the job completed on time. We also offer gutter cleaning, window cleaning, driveway/surface cleaning and Moss removal. We pride ourselves on our competitive pricing and will always come look at the job before giving a final price. We also provide prop...

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adpainting

Joined May 2010

Hi there my names Arron Pahl and ive been painting for 15 years interior and exterior and i am willing to do free quotations no job too big or small. Very reasonable prices and cheaper than most trade painters. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

We are here for you. We specialise in exterior and interior decorating, and colour mixing for elegant and classic looks. We use quality paint. Our painters are skilled, competent hard workers. Integrity, quality, and skills are our strengths. Maxwell Painting and Design Your Assets Matter! polintellpainting.club

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Bespoke Wooden Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2018

Outdoor living solutions: gates, decks, fences, planter boxes and bar leaners to name a few. We specialise in the local manufacture and installation of wooden gates - and other landscape construction work. We also do flatpack assembly (including kitchens). QUOTES : We cannot come and do face to face quotes during lock down, Instead we are happy to do virtual meetings via zoom video or use p...

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Mike Preston Construction Limited

Joined March 2020

I am a licensed builder and have been in the building industry for 10 years specializing in renovations with a new build from time to time. Also have experience in all types on landscape construction and concrete form work, ranging from small to large projects. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines and expectations. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and completing job...

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Acquired Taste Limited

Joined January 2016

Hi I have been owner/operating my Property Improvement/ Maintenance business for 7 years and have completed various large landscaping and maintenance projects. These include building sheds, timber fencing, decks, boxed garden construction, paving, laying concrete paths and driveways. External and internal painting including wallpapering. I am certified to work at height using a harness for roof p...

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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . We have over 35 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . We do everything from New Kitchens /Bathrooms, Complete make overs, Tiling, Maintenance of Rentals, House Painting Just ask Now with having a Digger and Truck we are abl...

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gjmcguire

Joined November 2014

I have been building for 25 yrs. I have been involved in commercial and residential work.My aim is to leave the job with a satisfied customer,I will undertake any type of work big or small and will give free quotes .References available

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Keene Maintenance

Joined June 2012

We are a small company based in the Hutt Valley. We offer free quotes, have over 30 years combined experence. We trade 6 days a week so can cater for the Saturday only jobs. No job is too big or too small

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Eric Bosch

Joined November 2019

Hi, we undertake all building work big and small. From new builds, to renovations/additions, decks, patios, fences, sheds, garages, concrete work, etc. Professional, Licensed, Qualified. We will make your job happen. Quality is a habit.

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White Cloud Landscaping

Joined November 2017

I have over 20 years experience in landscaping all sizes of properties. We specialise in timber work on decks, fences, retaining walls but are well versed in all aspects of making your property reach it's full potential. I look forward to meeting you to discuss how we can bring your vision to life.

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WaiBuild

Joined November 2016

We are based in the wairarapa and are a building and electrical company. We specialise in all building repairs and renovations of older properties including heat pump installation. We work with local businesses, landlords, homeowners and property managers. We are open and honest about our abilities and workmanship some of our work can be seen on our Facebook and internet page that is currently bei...

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brendanbuilt

Joined September 2016

Hello, Ive been in the building industry for 20 years, im 100% BCITO qualified. I can get personal references from my training organization and previous employers. I have contractors insurance so rest assured your job will get done. I can do all types of building, all things considered. I have access to most tools and equipment, a diesel van and tandem caged trailer. So I can do all demo / s...

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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MauriMarley construction LTD

Joined February 2020

qualified builder with 10+ years experience in renovation, new builds and landscaping. Passionate about my work, enjoy problem solving and love the sense of task satisfaction.

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