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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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R & M house exterior

Posted 9 months ago

Exterior Door framed area on house needs attention repaired/replaced in parts. House scheduled for painting in coming weeks.

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Replace framed in bath with drop in acrylic or enamel bath and other little jobs

Posted 9 months ago

bath is old and now damaged so needs replacing with a similar sized but lighter bath. the existing bath has glass screen at one end that will need removing to do the replacement. The screen is resting on existing bath and is glued at one end to the wall. fix a few window latches, and door strike plate.

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Repair needed to wooden cladding.

Posted 1 month ago

Several outside wall boards have warped and need replacing.

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Replace rotten boards underneath gutters

Posted 4 months ago

This is probably not a hard job for someone who knows what they are doing. I'm not sure what it would be called exactly, refer to photos. Two sections are rotten in the corners, would like to replace entire piece. Located in otaio.

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Deck Quote

Posted 4 months ago

I'm requiring a quote to have a deck built off the side of my house

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Handrail wall mounted

Posted 1 year ago

About 4 metres of handrail is required attached to wall. Wooden handrail with metal fixtures.

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Fix baby iron fence

Posted 9 months ago

replace a timber post or two and reattach baby iron fencing (about three to four sheets worth, that blew off in a high wind. evaluate current fence post condition

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Bargeboards and roofing sheet replacement

Posted 2 weeks ago

The bargeboards at both ends of our two storey house and on the garage have deteriorated and need replacement. The bargeboards will need painting. I believe the job can be completed with temporary or movable scaffolding. Also a sheet of corrugated Perspex over the back porch needs replacing. Photos show north end bargeboard, broken Perspex sheet, south end bargeboard and garage bargeboard. Expected cost is very much a guess.

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Deck #2

Posted 1 year ago

Need a quote for a new deck. Cheers, Sam

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Soffit Replacement

Posted 1 month ago

The concrete tile roof of our 2-story 1915 Villa was recently replaced with long-run iron by the previous owners, but there are now no soffits. Hopefully the photos show areas where the attic space is open to the outside so we are not only getting multiple birds making their homes in the attic, but I am also concerned about ongoing weather tightness. We need someone who can assess what needs to be done and to carry out the necessary repairs.

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Kitchen Cupboard doors

Posted 1 year ago

Install new kitchen cupboard doors, x6 cupboard and x2 pantry. Drill holes, and attach to those hinges.

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Deck

Posted 10 months ago

I have a deck that needs to be built, my ex partner tried to start the deck but did not get past putting some posts in. I am looking for a builder who could come and advise and provide a quote.

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Ritchie

Posted 4 months ago

Good day Hope you are well and keeping safe. We are purchasing property; however, the builder’s report revealed some minor works to be done. We would like to ask if you provide free quote for the works to be done. At this stage, we still don’t know if the vendor will be the one will continue to fix/repair the property after we have showed the estimated cost, or we will be the one who will continue to do all repair. For any conditions, are you also willing to do the jobs for us? The proper...

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Simple decking- Timaru

Posted 3 weeks ago

Just a simple deck. About 4-5meters by 10-15m. And maybe a pergola if budget permits???

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Floor boards needing done

Posted 1 year ago

hello after someone to put floor boards down. Making sure they are level etc have all the strand floor here needing done asap cheers

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Hole in the wall

Posted 5 months ago

weatherboard rotted needs replacing as let's cold air into roof cavity.As soon as possible

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Bathroom renovations

Posted 1 year ago

Replace rotted bottom plate and a couple of rotted studs in bathroom wall and line 4 walls and ceiling with gib. Approximately 35 square metres. Needs to be done in the next 10 days

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Sash Window Frame Replacment

Posted 1 month ago

Our 1915 Villa has double hung sash windows on the ground floor. At some stage in the past, the upper sash's have been permanently screwed to the frame, and over time the frames themselves have then deteriorated. I plan to renovate these windows so that both sash's move freely, but I think some of the sash frames will need to be rebuilt first because of the amount of rot. We need someone who can assess the state of the sash window frames, decide which frames need to be rebuilt and then make...

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Rotten window repair

Posted 5 months ago

repair or replacement of wooden frame window( 1 large 2casement 1louvre circa ... ) plus sill. Could be repaired if worth doing

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Dinining table repolishing/ staining

Posted 1 year ago

I have a wooden dining ( extendable) table with 8 chairs. It has a fine polished surface but I want to change the color.

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hole in the wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st June 2021

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 4
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 5
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Lynn Baker

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23rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lounge ceiling

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29th December 2019

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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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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Jamie Crockett

Joined September 2020

Hi, I have be in the building trade for the last 24 years, 19 of them years was in England and the rest here in Christchurch. I am just starting contacting so thought I would give this a go as well, I specialise in renovations and maintenance.

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URBANZ Construction Management

Joined November 2016

Hi and welcome to URBANZ Construction Management. I have recently set up a new business getting involved in the Construction Management side of residential earthquake repairs and renovations. I feel there is a major gap in the market for experienced builders who know the nuts and bolts of managing earthquake repairs, renovations and the on-sold repair programme. I have been a builder for over...

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DS Built ltd

Joined October 2014

Hi I have 16 years experience in the residential construction industry both here in NZ and a stint in the UK. We specialize in new architectural builds, but also do smaller jobs; renovations and extensions, bathrooms, retaining walls, custom decks and outdoor areas. We are very professional and pride ourselves on working hard to meet deadlines and budgets.

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate WBH operates with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality and ef...

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JBR Built Ltd

Joined March 2016

Specialising in all things construction! I am a qualified carpenter and liscenced building practitioner preferably taking on small renovation or alteration jobs, e.g decks, fences, moving a wall or any sort of fix up that you'd like an easy worry free process without dealing with a large construction firm. Free quote available!

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Classic Timber Fences & ANDERSON PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Joined March 2016

Our small team at classic timber fences provides all the services connected with timber fence construction of any type or style. Comprising old fence demolition removal and disposal. New fence supply and construction and both pedestrian and driveway gate construction. As well as prep and painting / staining of these items if required. Also temporary fencing is available for security during the bui...

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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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Felarca Builders Limited

Joined March 2019

Hi we have the right experience, knowledge, tools,peoples to do big or small from A to Z jobs.for Residential and Commercial like Decking ,Fencing, Cladding, Framing, Concreting, Plastering, Painting, Suspended,Ceiling, Tiling. We are very professional and hard work to meet deadlines for projects completion. We pride ourselves on providing quotes and then completing job on budget

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Jmac contractors

Joined August 2016

Jmac contractors is a small business comprising of myself, and a labourer when needed., the person you are talking to on the phone is the person doing the work, no extra costs for office staff or miscommunications.I have been in the building industry for 20 years and have a good understanding of the processes needed for most jobs. I do a large amount of timber works on houses and hard landscaping...

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LVL CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANTS LTD

Joined October 2021

With over 18 years experience from renovations to new builds, with a vast knowledge of how the process should work we can help you with your project including the design.

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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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Tekapo Building Ltd and Home Renovation Specialists

Joined May 2020

Our team provides high quality, yet affordable renovations that can be customised to suit your needs. We can help you modify and create a seamless space whatever it may be; Bathroom, Kitchen. Get in touch with us today! We also have a team of experienced Builders for any New Builds you may want priced.

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Abacus Building Maintenance

Joined October 2014

hi i am a licensed building practioner tradesman carpenter main line of work is building maintenance of all types,i do a lot of bathroom renovations supply and install working with only registered tradesman all types of work undertaken

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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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We're the Miller's

Joined July 2014

Highly skilled painters and decorators With over 25 years experience in the trade. We have a wide range of experience from Light commercial residential new housing and roof restoration. We do wallpapering inc wallpaper stripping decorative papers lining papers ,Spray painting inc spray finishing to doors. Plastering inc level 5 & skim coats fiber fuse wall repair systems . Water-blasting...

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James Rule Construction

Joined June 2018

Hi, I have been Building for 15 Years. Have worked on a number of new builds , renovations and landscaping jobs over that time. We look forward to working with you on your next project.

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Limitless Property Services

Joined December 2019

Hi there, Dan, owner operator of Limitless Property Services. Currently providing the Canterbury region with complete building and landscaping works. -Qualified LBP builder (Licensed Building Practitioner accredited) with over 15 years experience in carpentry. -Skilled excavator operator with over 3 years experience in landscaping and heavy civil works. With our own truck, digger and bu...

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Walker Construction Ltd

Joined March 2021

I have been in the construction industry for 18 year and my co worker even longer. We are both very skilled and competent traders men, we can compete any of your construction projects to the highest quality and in good time.

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