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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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

Squire Way deck extension

Posted 2 months ago

We have an existing kwila deck attached to our house, maybe 20 years old. We'd like to extend the deck with a 4.2 x 2.3m extension, also in kwila. It's on a level site with vehicle access, and the entire deck is under 1m from the ground. There is a sitting height balustrade around the existing deck which we'd like to extend, and we plan on stairs down to the lawn. On the outer corners of the deck we need posts that could be used for a shadesail, or perhaps to extend the existing pergola. I hav...

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Mahana decking job

Posted 4 months ago

To extend the current deck in order to install a spa pool. We have ordered the spa pool which is due to arrive 4-5 weeks from now, so looking to see if we can get this job done before then. From attached photos you can see deck handrail will need to be removed and looking to step down extension for spa pool. maybe we have to remove the old decking and replace with all new - not sure. We also would like a screen to go up on the southern side to provide privacy. I'm not really sure what this...

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Hunt

Posted 2 months ago

Leak fixed in ceiling Extraction fan installed in bathroom

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Tiny home deck

Posted 11 months ago

Build a deck around a tiny home and a separate one for a spa pool. Need done by mid October.

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Architrave and Skirting in sleepout- mitre expert needed!

Posted 3 weeks ago

Room is ~2.8 by ~3.9 m. I have the materials just need someone to cut and attach the architrave on 2 door openings and the skirting.

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Repairs required to an aging deck.

Posted 6 months ago

Repairs required to secure the stairway and a handrail that is loose. This deck is one floor above ground with a storage room below. As it will likely be demolished within the next 5 years, we are looking for the minimum work required to cover this period. It was "home built" 40 years ago but has stood the test of time until now.

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Bench seat #2

Posted 1 year ago

Hi. We're looking to have a corner bench seat built for our dining area. Ideally would love to have this completed by late September.

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Build a handrail next to some steps

Posted 6 months ago

We have a deck and need a handrail built to help climb four steps onto the decking

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Deck alteration

Posted 2 months ago

Modification to existing deck to accommodate larger spa pool. Currently hexagonal shape at end of pool deck needs the triangle shape in photo to be straight. See photo.

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Bathroom shower replacement

Posted 1 year ago

I have a 900x 900 corner shower now and want to replace it with a new one. I will supply the shower just need old one removed and new one fitted.

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SUE'S DECK

Posted 7 months ago

Old deck needs removing (framework is fine) and replaced with pine and stained. OR if too expensive, old deck needs sanding back and restaining. Deck is about 5m x 6m

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Deck - labour only

Posted 11 months ago

25 square meter deck to be built in a home located in Richmond. We will provide materials needed

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Bench seat & Inbuilt bookshelf

Posted 1 year ago

Hi. We're looking to have a corner bench seat built for our dining area, and to cover an old fireplace with an inbuilt bookshelf in our lounge. Ideally would love to have this completed by late September.

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Several localised spots where timber is rotting due to water leakage

Posted 10 months ago

Two baches at Kaiteriteri. One spot where the eve at one corner is rotting - no evidence of this inside. A couple of spots where the floor seems to be sagging. I have identified and dealt with the cause of this but the floor needs to be repaired. Some deck balistrades need repairs.

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345 Hill St

Posted 7 months ago

New Deck to be built out over a retaining wall. Large retaining posts already installed to support deck.

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Deck

Posted 1 month ago

Roughly 11m x 6m over existing patio. Flat section. Unsure on material, possibly kwila or something similar.

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Fitting out shed with plywood

Posted 10 months ago

I have a shed that needs timber plywood fitting out to all the walls. Its about 9m by 12m. I have the plywood. Keen to get the job done asap. Can be done anytime of the day. Happy to chat and show the job first.

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New deck

Posted 6 months ago

build a new deck and over head novalightroof structure

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Ceiling repair

Posted 1 month ago

Replace ceilings bedroom living room bathroom

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Bench seat

Posted 1 year ago

Hi. We're looking to have a corner bench seat built for our dining area. Ideally would love to have this completed by late September.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Architrave and Skirting in sleepout- mitre expert needed!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window bench seat with storage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mahana decking job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Architrave and Skirting in sleepout- mitre expert needed!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window bench seat with storage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mahana decking job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

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Welldesignz

Joined July 2018

All types of building & joinery work. • New Builds • Renovations • Extensions • Commercial • Bathrooms • Kitchens • Bench-tops • Laundry • Shop fit outs - Commercial to residential we can do it all. With over 20 years experience in the construction industry we take real pride in our work. Attention to detail is one of our strongest attributes. - We have a team of...

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Viking Contracting

Joined June 2016

Hey there! My name is Tom and I am the owner of Viking Contracting Ltd. We specialise in hard and soft landscaping, construction contracting, concrete, paving, fencing and decking. Free measure and quotes always available.

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Karl Fulford Construction Ltd

Joined August 2014

I have been running my own business for the last 8yrs, I do a lot of renovation/alteration work all over the Nelson and Motueka areas, but all types of work welcomed. I have a small number of sub contractors that I use and trust so the finished job is perfect and on time. Customer satisfaction is my highest priority and by having regular meetings with clients during the project find it keeps eve...

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Hawkes Bay, Manawatu/ Whanganui, and Nelson-Tasman regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioners) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope o...

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Jamie Ward Builder Limited

Joined July 2015

I have a good grounding in the Building trade. My 14 year career has gone from small repair jobs to architectural housing with renovations, new builds, farm sheds and light comercial in the mix as well. I love what I do and believe honesty and pride are a necessity.

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NailWorx Building Ltd

Joined January 2013

NailWorx Building Ltd believe in providing first class service and quality workmanship *Repairs & Maintenance *Renovations *Rentals *New Builds *Licensed Building Practitioner Need help completing an unfinished project or starting a new one? We offer competitive prices with a quality service!

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N Gibson Builders ltd

Joined October 2016

Small building company with three qualified licensed builders and two apprentices. Specialising in renovation work. Will organise and project manage the job from start to finish using all of our other subtrades.

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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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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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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GJR Contracting Limited

Joined June 2021

Hello, I am the professional handy man. I specialize in anything outdoors from decks, pergola's, retaining and rock walls, landscape and construction along with all forms of fencing from stock proof rural to just what you need in the city. My workmanship is all guaranteed and finished to the highest standard. If you need a large tree cut down, taken away and the stump removed I am qualified and...

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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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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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Sticks and Stones Landscape Construction and Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined June 2018

Sticks & Stones have been busy in Wellington for over 20 years . We are now a top 100 Builderscrack Tradie, across all trades ...as reviewed by Buildercrack customers. Landscaping and property work for private and commercial customers. Throughout the greater Wellington area. Building new or renovating the tired. Your satisfaction is our priority.

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Apex Construction Ltd

Joined September 2019

We've been building custom homes, renovating old homes and carrying out heritage restorations for 10 years. Whilst this is where we specialise, we also take on smaller jobs and we love outdoor living/entertaining area's. We take pride in our attention to detail, not only in completing our projects but also in our open and transparent communication with our clients, so that we know exactly what...

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JT CARPENTRY

Joined April 2021

Hi there , I have over ten years experience an offer complete carpentry services an cover all aspects of carpentry , I will work hard to meet your needs an deadlines an pride myself on providing excellent workmanship.

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Builders

Joined August 2021

We are new building company based in the Nelson Tasman region. We work with our client to bring you high quality results in-new builds ,renovations and extensions .get in touch with our team and we pride ourselves on providing competition quote and then completing jobs on budget.

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Kitset Assembly Services

Joined August 2018

The Assembly experts. Our assembly technicians are trained to assemble all of your purchased kitset or flat pack products. Whether it's at your home or office, we come to you and assemble your products on site and take away all the packaging. Get your kitset installed by the professionals and save yourself the time and frustration. We also assemble garden sheds, trampolines, gym, equipment, fur...

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JMS Builders Ltd

Joined October 2009

I am a qualified builder and have experience in building architectural and standard homes. This includes a number of decks, fences, paths etc. Building is a passion, and I enjoy what I do. I take pride in my work, and hope that clients get the same level of satisfaction from what I construct, as I do.

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Grant Macleod

Joined May 2017

Hi my name is Grant, I've recently qualified in carpentry and have a national level 4 in carpentry certificate. As a newly qualified builder I believe I can provid you with the best service at affordable prices. Look forward to talking with you. Grant

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