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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Lounge ceiling

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Hole in the wall

Posted 1 month 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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Kitchen Cupboard doors

Posted 9 months ago

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

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Deck #2

Posted 8 months ago

Need a quote for a new deck. Cheers, Sam

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Kitchen bench tops

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Need deck done (quote)

Posted 1 year 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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Ritchie

Posted 2 days 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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Replace rotten boards underneath gutters

Posted 2 weeks 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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Rotten window repair

Posted 1 month 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 9 months 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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Build a deck

Posted 1 year 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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Floor boards needing done

Posted 10 months 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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Deck

Posted 6 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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Install cat flap in wooden door

Posted 1 year 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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Large deck

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Fix baby iron fence

Posted 5 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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Replace framed in bath with drop in acrylic or enamel bath and other little jobs

Posted 5 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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R & M house exterior

Posted 5 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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Handrail wall mounted

Posted 8 months ago

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

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Lynn Baker

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

hole in the wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lounge ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lynn Baker

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

hole in the wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lounge ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Carpenters in Timaru

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.

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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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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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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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MPH Builders ltd

Joined September 2020

With over 14years experience in the construction industry there's no job we can't do. With a great passion for building we pride ourselves in top quality construction and treat every job as if it was our own.

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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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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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FM Construction NZ Limited

Joined March 2021

Hi all! I am a local LBP builder with 10+ years experience. I am capable of any size job big or small. I take pride in working hard and efficiently and I complete all work to a high standard, ensuring that my clients are happy throughout the process. I am happy to provide advice on renovation ideas and mostly have experience in the following areas: - New builds - Renovations - Foundations inc...

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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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central flooring ltd

Joined February 2015

Central Flooring, Is an independent, family-run flooring company, We cover a large area from Canterbury down into Otago and the Auckland area. We have a strong focus on customer service; from the initial quotes to the fitting and finishing of the products. This is supported by our committed team of well-qualified, experienced fitters. Our services include: •Floor preparation •Measuring, pla...

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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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Kinabuild

Joined February 2021

We are a licensed building company based in Christchurch and a proud member of New Zealand Certified Builders Assn. There is no job too small for us. We can help with any residential or commercial building work such full build, renovations, alterations, fit outs, repairs, & more.

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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. ......

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Craig O'Keeffe Builders

Joined March 2011

Hi. We are trade qualified and licenced carpenters based in Timaru with over 40 years in the trade locally and internationally specialising in renovations , extensions inc. small jobs with new home builds and light commercial experience. We are a young fresh small team ready to provide a service and solution for your requirements. Craig is also a National recognised , accredited , qualified h...

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SGA Builders Ltd

Joined July 2021

Hi we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 16 years. while we specialise in a new builds and renovations we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlines for the project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on time and budget.

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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 ... ...

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Culmer Construction

Joined January 2018

Hi, Culmer construction is a small building company that specialize in new houses,renovations,decks and pergolas but also get stuck in to all the little jobs. I pride my self in being very hard working to get the client exactly what they want on time and on budget.

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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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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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SHINE RETROFIT

Joined September 2020

Hi I've been 15 years working as a glazier , and I do my own business, retrofit existing window to double glazed, single glazed, spalsh back, replace broken glass, etc.

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