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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering carpentry related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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69 Balaclava Street

Posted 4 years ago

hi I have carpet that needs laying in Wyndham

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Timber window repairs

Posted 10 months ago

Just bought a 100-year-old with painted timber window frames that need some love. A small amount of rotten wood that will need replacement or bogging. A few have been painted shut, that need to be freed & reopened. A few with rusty hinges needing replacement. House is single level but with high stud, so some ladder work may be needed.

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Log Slices

Posted 7 years ago

Hi there. I am after 15 log slices 3cm thick for the centre pieces at my wedding. Thanks =)

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Couple floorboards need replacement

Posted 2 years ago

Have two floorboards that have sunk and need replaced

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Pergola

Posted 2 years ago

Pergola built like the one in the photo. Must be old telephone poles for the posts. Need you to do all construction. I can pay for the materials. Easy access off a paddock, even get a Conc truck in there. Need it done before the 13th oct for my mother’s birthday. Cheers

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Repair or replace fence

Posted 9 years ago

Our corrugated iron fence is in a state of disrepair . The fence is about 33 mts long and about 1.8 mt high. Several posts need replacing and all of the rails are rotten. Most of the iron needs to be recovered and reused to keep costs affordable. The job is complicated by a hedge in front of the fence . However the hedge is only thin and not completely in the way. Preferred option is, small digger to pull buggered posts. Post hole borer to enlarge existing pulled post holes, new posts , dri...

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Deck

Posted 2 months ago

Remedial work on deck. New handrail, mow strip around bottom of trellis, replace two trellis panels and fix unslightly screw holes.

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Wndow job

Posted 6 years ago

3 new aluminium windows and 1 ranch slider fitted into exsisting weatherboard house

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Karen’s deck

Posted 3 years ago

Back of deck will be onto concrete path, front into lawn. 40sqm overall 10metres total length. This is made up of two parts 5x3 metres and joining to this is 5x5 metres. Height is 305mm from concrete to top of deck.

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Mokotua Scout Camp

Posted 1 year ago

Repair the west side of the school building Repair all the rotting exterior on the McLeod House

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Window repair

Posted 1 year ago

We have a batch with large 1950’s rimu windows - one has developed some rot in the sill which has also creped up the frame - it would need to come out and repaired - I can be on hand to help get the window out.

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Replacing foundation base boards

Posted 2 years ago

I need the foundation base boards replaced on the western and southern side of a house. It will need a new access door, this doesn't have to be in the same place. as the old one, which was by the hose. it wont need to be painted as the house will be painted at a later date. The house is in Brydone .

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Safety rails

Posted 3 years ago

Safety rails at each side of back door steps and outside of shower in bathroom .

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Deck

Posted 9 months ago

composite decking required. foundation level approx 30m2

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Floor joists

Posted 6 months ago

wooden floor is rotten in kitchen and laundry needs repaired in few places.

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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Rutledge Plumbing

Joined March 2014

Laser Plumbing Invercargill Rutledge Plumbing Ltd T/A Laser Plumbing Invercargill established in 2004, you can be sure of complete satisfaction in all work completed with prompt, friendly service and quality workmanship. When you require an experienced Plumber in Invercargill and the surrounding Southland region be sure to call Jason and his team! Laser Plumbing Invercargill offer a wide range...

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Blackwood Building

Joined November 2015

Qualified Builder licenced building practitioner. Specialise in residential and commercial builds, renovations and retaining walls. We also do painting and decorating. Based in Invercargill we work across the entire Southland region and Queenstown.

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Mahurangi Construction

Joined April 2018

Hello I am a licensed and qualified builder. I have been in the building industry building for 10 years. I have experience in all building work including project management. I work harder and smarter for the best job possible.

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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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BRAGG BUILDING & DESIGN LIMITED

Joined September 2014

Bragg Building & Design Limited is honest and reliable company that prides it's self on going the extra mile to achieve the results of every clients wants and dreams. Owner operator Shahn Bragg has been building in and around the Southland region for 18 years, and has experience in high end builds right down to small alterations. Bragg Buildings team together have more than 50 +years trade expe...

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Elite Build South

Joined July 2016

Hi Mike here Elite Build South Ltd, Elite Build South is looking for more work for the 2020 Period, Although a lot of adjustment is needed during these times, the silver lining is that we are still available for your building projects and may be the best time to start your project we have a few gaps to fill as of now, We pride our selves in doing the job Right the First Time and completing al...

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Woodside Construction LTD

Joined July 2019

Hi, Woodside Construction is a small family company. We pride ourselves in our quality of work and dedication to achieve the ideals set out by the client. We specialise in small to medium renovations but we also have a lot of experience in new builds, alterations, light commercial, maintenance, landscaping etc. We strive to to provide detailed quotes and to be prompt and responsive to clie...

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Bang Bang Building Ltd

Joined July 2013

We are a established business trading for 8 years in Invercargill, we have two qualified builders with a combined 42 years of industry experience. I am sure that we can sort any of your building problems.

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Glide On Services Ltd

Joined January 2018

Welcome to Glide On Services Ltd. Southland Owned and Operated, we are the 'go to' specialists for all your Landscaping, interior/exterior Painting and Property Maintenance needs. With 15 years experience in the Trade and Construction industry we are well equipped to take care of the the projects you want done. From home repairs to home improvement through to a complete landscape makeover, we a...

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Scott Sisson Builder Ltd

Joined February 2016

BUILDING I am a Licensed Builder with nearly 30 years experience in the building trade. I'm available for full contract or labour only contract for a new house build or renovations with a small team available. I work to high standards of workmanship and finish. FIRE INSTALLATIONS I offer a total fire installation service including a free on-site consultation, and will prepare an obligation fr...

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BlackS Building Limited

Joined February 2017

As licensed building practioners and a member of Registered Master Builders Association. We can build to your needs, whether it be a new home, renovate kitchens, bathrooms, build a new deck or fence. We are professionals who get the job done on time, and to the highest standards.

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Fortal Builders

Joined August 2020

We are proudly builders with vast experience in on wood fence, gates and general fencing. We have several experienced partners for your renovation and landscaping projects!

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Eur roofing ltd

Joined February 2021

The human mind is the limitation, roofing can be folded like origami more questions feel free to ask or check out cassbayhouse on Instagram or grand designs.

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Catlins Coast Building Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi there We are a Building company covering Southland/Catlins/Otago Very professional and prompt contact Very fussy and neat and tidy quality work High end architectural background and also taking on all the small jobs Let us see how we can assist you ?

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Corey turner building

Joined February 2020

Hi I have been building for 16 years and I'm a qualified licence builder. I can do renovations big or small and odd jobs around the house. I can meet deadlines and do quotes for those jobs on a budget

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Made By Builders

Joined August 2016

Hi there my team and I can assist you with any building project , from renovations to planning and building your dream home. We strive to make your project smooth and stress free start to finish and get it over the line in a timely and high standard of completion. We can offer competitive rates and a free non obligation quote.

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ZM Building LTD

Joined April 2017

Hi, I've been in the carpentry business for the last 10 years. Mainly doing renovations, alterations,decks,fences,bathrooms etc. I strive to meet deadlines and customer criteria. No job too small

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