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

Minor repairs

Posted 2 years ago

Replacing rotten skirting boards in bathroom and an area of rotten wallboard behind washing machine

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Need deck done (quote)

Posted 8 months ago

Hello needing a quote done for a deck, 7m by 7m deck. Either kiwla or pine price for each one cheers

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Lynn Baker

Posted 10 months ago

Replace rotten windowsill inside. Put a beam in ceiling cavity.

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Build a deck

Posted 4 months ago

Build a deck, steps and balistrate fencing on 2 sides. Deck approx 6mx3m to be done any time from now

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4m by 7m Deck

Posted 1 year ago

Hi there, We are after a quote for a 4m by 7m deck please. Cheers, Ann

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Angela Mackie

Posted 1 year ago

I need a new manhole cut into the floorboards of a wardrobe floor (first photo). There is currently a small manhole in the other wardrobe (second photo), but the insulation installers tell me they need a bigger one to get the product down. The house is a 1930s brick bungalow with wooden floorboards throughout, with fairly low clearance. The wardrobe for the new manhole is bigger than the original, and the underfloor space here is deeper.

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Large deck

Posted 10 months ago

A wooden deck and a concrete extension on an already existing patio, with concrete floating steps

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I want to build a deck

Posted 1 year ago

I need to build a deck at the front door. It’s currently concrete. I want to expend the concrete deck by build a wooden one on top. I also wants someone to look at my upstairs floor that is squeezing when stepping on and see if it can be repaired.

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Lounge ceiling

Posted 5 months ago

Tiles on ceiling fallen through, creating a hole. Can a solution to fix the gap found

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Install cat flap in wooden door

Posted 6 months ago

Cut hole and fit cat flap in wooden door. Please quote including basic cat flap. To be done closer to Christmas.

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38769B HC

Posted 2 years ago

Underfloor access needs cutting in order to insulate the underfloor. Job in Oceanview, Timaru

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Kitchen bench tops

Posted 9 months ago

need measure and quote to remove and install new kitchen bench tops.

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38595 AT

Posted 2 years ago

Manhole to be cut in a hallway ceiling

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Boat, for a deck

Posted 1 year ago

Keen to have a chat about building a deck, or a garage with a deck on top in Timaru, only thing is, I want to pay by giving you my boat. Fi-Glass Sidewinder, with ... HP 4stroke Johnson with wake tower included, worth around 10k+, must supply everything including a bi-fold door or similar to also install

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Repair

Posted 1 year ago

To replace PVC edging on Melteca boardtable

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Bay window repair

Posted 2 years ago

Repair to rot in large wooden bay window. Possibly whole window may need replacing.

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New large deck

Posted 2 years ago

New deck around 70 plus m2 level ground approximately 600 from GL two sets of steps, easy digging ground. New house.

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Back yard deck

Posted 1 year ago

Hi there I need a deck built. It Will be going over an existing concrete patio. The deck will be approx 8x4 metres with railings and steps on one side.It will be a simple rectangular shape and should be pretty straight forward.

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Bathroom renovations

Posted 2 months 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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New large deck 2

Posted 2 years ago

New deck around 83.8 m2 level ground approximately 600 from GL two sets of steps, easy digging ground. New house.

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Strathclyde

Joined July 2014

Established in July 2014, TC Groundworks Ltd Trading As Strathclyde is a civil construction company based in Christchurch, NZ. We are a family run business who have been steadily growing based off our budding reputation. Our employees are generally multi-disciplinary, which gives our business a great versatility in the work we can undertake. Please see our What We Do pages on our website, www.stra...

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Carl Taylor Builders

Joined July 2019

Carl Taylor Homes has been trading since 1999 and we are members of the CBS ( Combined Building Suppliers Co -Operative ). Carl Taylor Homes has developed a reputation in Christchurch and the Canterbury region as builders of quality homes, specialising in the construction of semi-commercial and residential buildings, architectural design and construction, project management and building mainten...

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Firth landscape construction

Joined March 2017

For all your landscaping/construction needs call firth landscape construction free quotes, professional work done to high standards very competitive quotes...we do it all, landscaping renovations tiling, laminate flooring concreting asphalting. We have high standards and we know you'll be happy.

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Tusa Building

Joined March 2018

Hi, I'm a Fully qualified builder been working on Residential and commercial building for seven + years comfortable with all building work contact me for a quick quote :)

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DS Built ltd

Joined October 2014

Hi I have 14 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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SoBeer

Joined May 2020

With over 15 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng 239682) based in Christchurch but has undertaken projects all around the country. I am also an Engineering New Zealand Practice Area Assessor for Structural Engineers and a Auckland City Council Producer Statement Author; therefore, I can design and sign off jobs in Auckland. I provide structural design, seismic assessme...

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Mitre Ben Construction Limited

Joined March 2016

I am a qualified carpenter and specialise in both building & handyman jobs. Decks and fences are something I do often and I am happy to discuss what you are needing done at a time that suits you. I work with a Licensed Builder Practitioner for any restricted building work.

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Limitless Property Services

Joined December 2019

**Covid 19 update** As per govt level 3 lockdown instructions, I will be able to resume working providing I stick to strict Health and Safety rules. I am more than happy to work in with you for contactless services. My name is Dan and I am a local from Christchurch. I am currently living in the Selwyn area where I have just built a house. I am a qualified LBP licensed builder with 13...

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Unique Built

Joined November 2019

For quality workmanship look no further. At Unique Built we cover a range of work from your everyday handyman jobs right up to newly built homes and everything in between.

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AK Building & Asbestos

Joined May 2019

Licensed Builders and Asbestos Removers. Carrying out residential and small commercial renovations, earthquake repairs, insurance work and asbestos removal.

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance was born out of frustration whilst trying to solve the same problems on construction sites time and time again. After working with a crazy amount of construction companies I`m ready to change the dinosaur ways of the industry. I want to feel proud of the industry I love whilst constantly shaking things up at the same time. I want to bring modern technologie...

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Jellis construction

Joined November 2015

I take a lot of pride in my work I have been building for 8 years now and am a licensed building practitioner. Have done work with architectural new builds, spec homes, earthquake repairs and big renovation jobs and have acquired a wide skill set from these. Happy to come and give a free quote and havnt had a job go over budget so far look forward to doing some quality work for you

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Dynamic Paint & Design

Joined February 2016

We are a small team of highly skilled painters & decorators, we offer a wide skill set in new homes, light commercial, insurance repairs & EQC repairs to general house painting, decks, roofs, fences etc. We provide high end top quality work and all in a timely manner. We have 20 years experience in the industry. We also offer a colour consultant and Interior Decorator within the company. I...

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Infinity Construction Limited

Joined October 2016

Infinity Construction is a family-owned construction company striving for construction excellence. We specialise in all aspects of residential construction, including architectural homes, hill builds, alterations, additions and timber floor installations. We appreciate that any building project, no matter how big or small, is a personal journey. We understand the need to ensure budgets and tim...

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Natural construction

Joined January 2018

Hello there, glad you have taken the time to read our information, We specialise in renovations, decks, pergolas, new builds, and of course no job is to small, We believe its the little things that count. My team are professional, qualified builders who love what they do, not to mention we are Certified and Master Builders and licensed building practitioners, for your peace of mind But most...

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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 Wilson Built Homes with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality...

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Clash Furniture Makers

Joined April 2017

Hi, we are a boutique furniture making company . We specialize in custom made furniture or bespoke pieces for clients who have been looking for a piece but just can't find it . We will recreate something you like the look of or help you make your ideas and designs a reality. From dining tables to timber bench/bar tops. From bedroom furniture to Bathroom Vanities and everything in between, if it...

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Kit set Assembly Services

Joined January 2018

Hi at Kitset Assembly Services, we are the manufacturer approved installers of your new nz made garden shed. Fully trained in all areas of Kitset Assembly from indoor/outdoor furniture to BBQs and everything in between. Not to mention that all job related rubbish is removed free of charge. You can be assured of a quality job and with set pricing rather than per hour rates there are no hidden surp...

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Erne construction Ltd

Joined September 2015

Erne construction Ltd based in Christchurch. Working in the greater Canterbury region and South Island. Specialising In Architectural homes, Renovations, Alterations, EQR and commercial. For a Quote please contact Stephen 02102586395 stephen@erneconstruction.co.nz

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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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