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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.

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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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

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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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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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

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

Barge board replacement.

Posted 3 months ago

Remove old and replace with new piece of board and re fix security lights.

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Adding to existing deck

Posted 3 months ago

I currently have a deck that is 4 metres x 1.5. I want to extend it out to 3.5 metres

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Old deck removal, new deck build

Posted 8 months ago

We need a small old deck removed, and a new larger deck built at a rental property in Richmond Heights. The new deck will be roughly 33sqm, traditional pine decking, ballustrade on two sides with built in seating on one of the sides, 3m wide steps on one side down to the back yard (fall of less that 900mm). We need this job completed in February. The new deck will cover the area in blue on the attached plan - which we will eventually extend (the yellow area).

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Stair Handrail

Posted 6 months ago

Needing a basic wooden handrail (which I’ll paint or stain).....approx 1700 long .

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Repair water damaged walls + leak

Posted 4 days ago

I found a couple of soft wallboard when painting. After hauling them off I can see there have been a couple of leaks, one from a hose connection. There may be a bit of rot in the framing, but I'm not 100%. I need someone to assess the damage and provide options and a quote. Given it's put our painting on hold I'd like to confirm the work with the next week or so.

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Small outdoor deck

Posted 10 months ago

Need a floor of some description, 4 metres by 4 metres, to put a pergola up

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Replace rotten soffit

Posted 1 year ago

Replace rotten soffit with approximate colour match

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Install kitchen/laundry joinery - Hilltop

Posted 1 month ago

Install of kitchen bench and cabintery, and laundry bench and cabinetry. Units will be pre-fabricated and ready for install. Week of 11 October. Hilltop. Photos of areas in focus will be available 3 September. See profile for associate bathroom joinery/install job.

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Tauhara Pergola

Posted 10 months ago

Small square pergola on cobbled outdoor area. Roughly 3mx4m from sliding doors to the wooden trellis. Just wanting something basic. Gets quite hot in the summer. Just looking for quotes at this stage before I go forward.

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Deck and baseboard installation

Posted 5 months ago

We need some baseboards installed on to a house we have transported to a section. We also need a deck built

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Richmond Ave - deck and door

Posted 1 year ago

Hello We would like the deck checked and any boards that need maintenance or replacing, to be fixed. An internal sliding door downstairs needs to be affixed to the door way between the kitchen and hallway upstairs. We are currently having the downstairs made into a separate dwelling - there are tenants upstairs. I do not know how much this will cost, it will depend on the deck repairs. Regards Vicki

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Repair Deck

Posted 1 year ago

Deck needs some repairs, part has sunken down so assume needs support fixed, and 3 or 4 boards are cracked and need replacing. No painting required. Looking at fixed price to repair please.

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New Deck

Posted 11 months ago

second store deck around 5m x 6m

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Handyman

Posted 1 month ago

2x single wardrobes put together and screwed to the wall, tiny home on wheels, mirror put up in bedroom, bathroom cabinet mirror put together and put on wall, bathroom storage Cabinet screwed to wall, painted pine deck and steps put together and screws to cabin, built in lounge suit with lids for storage, kitchen pantry shelves put in with possible doors and more when this is all finished

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MCF

Posted 4 months ago

Move some walls in a retail space

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New Deck

Posted 7 months ago

Quote to remove old deck and install new 2nd story deck and stairs, in the process of purchasing, will need all consents and work done from start to finish. approx. 12x3 at front with wrap around 2 sides and 5x5 at rear of house. possibly with glass front.

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Bench cut and finish

Posted 1 year ago

My shop bench counter needs to be cut. I have attached image for your Idea.

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Broken Chair

Posted 2 months ago

Wooden broken chair snapped at the dowels, just needs chiselling out, new dowels and gluing. Don’t have the tools nor really the time to do it myself.

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Replace simple deck

Posted 7 months ago

assess deck condition. If deck needs replacing then quote to remove treads and railing and replace with pine. Inspection & quote asap and work done within a few weeks.

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Build new covered deck on existing home

Posted 4 months ago

New covered deck build. Around 60-70m2 total. Prefer 140mm pine decking. Existing deck will be removed. Easy site access on flat section. Around 700mm above ground level.

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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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Oswald Construction Ltd.

Joined August 2013

At Oswald Construction we specialize in residential building from new builds, additions and renovations - big or small, outdoor entertaining areas and the like. We strive for excellence and provide high quality craftsmanship and can project manage any job - again big or small. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes.

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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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Project Home Improvements

Joined May 2019

With 20 years trade experience, we are very professional, have great attention to detail and take pride in our work. We do fencing, bathroom renovations, small builds such as decks and patios, painting and plastering, gardening and waterblasting. We have full business insurance. Please feel free to checkout our Facebook page for photos on work completed: ...

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RHL Build & Construct

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. Search for us on Instagram, for a up to date gallery of work.

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JBARR Construction ltd

Joined February 2018

We are a local construction company with over 15 Years experience in the industry. Excellent communication and every project is to a very high standard. Proud to be a New Zealand Registered Master Builder Member

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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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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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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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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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Nick Pemberton Construction Limited

Joined April 2020

Nick Pemberton has 15 years experience in the construction industry, a third generation of construction contractor. Nick started the company in 2011 and has grown steadily from there. Specialising in kerbing and large civil retaining walls however over the years the company has branched out into private residential & council projects with everything from green waste removal to housing foundations....

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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JDC Contracting Bop Limited

Joined June 2020

Hi , At JDC Contracting We Specialize in New Aluminium Windows & Doors, Aluminium joinery Replacements/Maintenance , Retro fitting of New Double Glazing , Small Building Jobs , Renovations , Decks , Deck Repairs , Fences , with 20 years in the building Industry We are very professional and work hard to deliver the best quality workman ship on time and within budget , there's no job to big or to sm...

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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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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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Complete Construction Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Construction industry with over 20 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. Whether upgrading Kitchen,Bathroom,Deck,Fencing,Building,Plumbing,Electrical Gasfitting,Tiling,Painting we are the company that can make it happen With a wealth of knowledge and practical experience. Complete Construction we...

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Zepo Property Maintenance

Joined December 2011

Zepo property maintenanceprovides a personalised service for home, rental and commercial property maintenance. *General property maintenance *Paint Stipping & Repainting Houses *Roof Repairs & Painting *Small Building work *Tiling/Certified in Wet area Waterproofing *Plastering Gibing & Painting *Concrete placement and repairs *Landscaping and ground work *Complete renovation for Sale &...

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Built Spaces TAUPO

Joined September 2016

Hi there. I am a third generation, qualified and licenced builder. I have a great team who are reliable, efficient and keen. All this backed up with an team of quality sub-trades. With expertise in Residential Builds, we do anything from renovations and extentions, re-clads, decks to project management and new builds. We can give you a fixed price for the entire job so there are no surprises. I ha...

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd NZ Property Maintenance Solutions Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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vindustries LTD

Joined May 2021

We are a passionate company, wanting to provide the best quality yet keeping it all cost effective. Focus area is making steel gates, sliding or swing gates - we can also automate existing gates and do any other repairs around your property. New decks or alterations to existing and fences- residential & rural.

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