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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted 10 months ago

We need a deck built off the end of our new extension. We have an engineers report and plan. A building adviser has said that we won't need a building consent. Its roughly 3.5 x 6 metres. Good access. Slightly sloping section

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Repair / replacement of window sill

Posted 9 months ago

Hi there, I've a window sill that has seen better days. Would relish it being repaired/replaced as required. I also have a door that is sagging and needs some TLC. Cheers, Nic

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Widen Doorway, Install New Doors

Posted 1 month ago

We have a wardrobe with double swing-opening doors. We want the door frame opened right up to the extent of the wardrobe cavity and replaced with triple mirrored sliding doors. Current opening is 1300w, we want this extended 500 each side to take it to an approx. 2300w, and opening up the top 400 as well. No need to do any stopping, painting or internal wardrobe shelving needed. Timeframe is pretty flexible. Happy to work around the right person. I have included a photo of what we would...

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Stairs and Spa Deck

Posted 10 months ago

Looking at building a Deck, based on the attached plan. Price should include all materials for the entire job. Labour should include building the stairs and spa pool deck to a completed stage. Second pricing option request is to build stairs with only one run and riser completed and spa deck without decking layed.

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Decking timber replacement

Posted 1 year ago

Need a quote for a replacement of a pine deck ( decking timber only structure OK ) which stands @ 2 M high and would require 400 M of Vitex. Has a seat and 3 steps .

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I’d like to extend my deck and put an outdoor fire

Posted 1 year ago

Extend existing deck replace over head roof install an open fire I have a picture of something similar

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Ground floor decking, behind house

Posted 2 months ago

We are thinking about extending some existing decking over a fairly small (~5mx5m) flat-ish area of land behind our house. Would like to discuss options and know the cost.

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Laying decking on existing structure

Posted 5 months ago

Lay 98.4 sqm of decking on existing framing/joists. Deck is all on one level. Balustrade/barrier/stairs not included in this job. The work is only for the labour to cut and lay kwila or pine decking. (please quote for both) Materials don't need to be included (kwila + screws or pine+nails).

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Timber window repair

Posted 5 months ago

We have pulled the window completely off the house and have patched up the hole - Is anyone available for a window repair on a bungalow style house window frame?

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Timber Window / Door Frame Repair - Rott

Posted 2 years ago

We need someone to come have a look and give us a quote to fix the rotting timber on our timber window / door joinery. The window and door set is not old (approx 5 years) but we have quite bad rotting in one side of the door, mainly in the sill but appears to also be creeping up the side of the window where the door hinges into. We recently attempted to seal up the gap (most of the way!) that runs along the bottom of the sill as there was / is a gap between the timber and masonry which doe...

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Ikea flatpack furniture assembly

Posted 1 year ago

We have flat packs of furniture from Ikea that are needing to be assembled. Two wardrobes, 2 chests of drawers, a kitchen cabinet, a bathroom cabinet and a couple of side tables. About the 22nd of September.

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Replacement of steps

Posted 11 months ago

Approx six wooden steps need replacing due to old age. The remaining steps to the second story deck on the south side of the house are ok. Some of them were replaced many years ago. Also another job, I would like the small wooden seat on the north facing deck to be replaced with one of very similar design. I would like this done within the next two months.

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Waiheke deck restore

Posted 2 years ago

Hi, We have a large deck at our home on Waiheke Island and are looking to restore its colour to its former glory as well as weather protect it.

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Build covered pergola - 3mx3m

Posted 2 years ago

We would like to get a shade sail built on our front deck. Three posts and some canvas. The size of the area as about 3x4m.

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Build low box to use as a superking-size bed base

Posted 2 years ago

I'd like to have a bed base built. It will be very low to the ground - basically a large, very low plywood box, probably with some vents cut into the top. We're probably looking to fit 2 single XL mattresses on top (each is 915 x 2030 mm) with some space remaining around the sides and ends. We'd like it built sometime between 3 April and 26 April 2019. Given the size, you might want to come and see the doorways it needs to fit through to decide how best to build it (e.g., if it needs to be made...

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Deck rail

Posted 1 year ago

We would like a new wooden deck rail on our existing deck. The current rail is not high enough

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Exterior Floating Wood deck on Rubber flat roof.

Posted 3 months ago

I have a flat roof/upper deck with Butynol covering that I want to cover with a floating wood deck. Seeking good advice, design, consenting, and implementation. Space is a semi circle 10.8m diameter, 5550 radius, 7 flat sides surrounded by a mudbrick wall. Thanks Andrew

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Replace Deck Stairs and Refix Deck to House

Posted 2 months ago

We need some new steps built up to an old deck on our rental property on Waiheke (tenanted). The current steps, along with the small landing, need to be replaced. The deck also has to be made fast to the house as it is currently only nailed on. This is typical of older houses on Waiheke. See pictures below. We would hope you can do this in one day - taking your vehicle over on the ferry. To save time, perhaps the stairs can be pre-made, or you can use a kitset which is quick to assemble....

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Swing door for lock-up

Posted 2 years ago

Need someone to make and attach a door to a lock-up under house - job was left unfinished. Approx 3m wide x 1m tall, plywood or similar. ASAP please - not a big job. Sorry no photos available right now.

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A few jobs on a rental property

Posted 2 months ago

Latch on window- window opens with strong wind. some latches on bifold doors- current latch holes are not meeting up. bathroom door put back on hinges-

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Dragon Maintenance Ltd

Joined September 2013

Hi, my name is Jason and part of a family run business from Wales in the UK. I have 20+ years experience in the Building & Construction Industry, from project management and on the tools. Qualified as an Electrician, Joiner/Carpentry, brick/block laying and experience in other trade backgrounds. Now living in New Zealand we are continuing to provide a high quality service in Building, Renovatio...

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Simpson trades

Joined November 2020

Hi, I've had an assortment of different trades throughout my 15 years in the trade industry, cabinet making, roofing, shed building, gib fitting, tiling, new building and renovations, ect. I put a lot of pride in my work and always make sure my customers are happy. I am a volunteer firefighter and might get called out in the early morning, this might affect the time and schedule we agree on, I wil...

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Total space construction ltd

Joined August 2020

Hi, I,ve been in the trade for 15 years and have mainly specialised in renovations but have carried out many extension big and small happy to carry out smaller projects as well as full renovations, Bathrooms and decks. We aim to deliver a very high standard finish and to have a good relationships with our clients through out the project. I'm a big believer in being transparent with my clients.

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Armstrong

Joined March 2020

I am a qualified builder have a trade of NZ certificate of carpentry L4 from MIT Manukau, and still on study for my diploma. Been on building for long time in both Residential and Commercial Iam a Tongan very happy to work with you Thanks

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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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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Provue Glass Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hi, I have been in the trade for the last 14 years and pride myself in the work I complete. Specializing in Showers, splashbacks, mirrors, broken windows, new glazing, pet doors, Timber Joinery and more. We offer competitive pricing and free quotes Thank You Provue Team

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Diamond Building Specialist

Joined March 2018

Hi, I am a trade certified and LPB licensed builder. I am experienced in bathroom and kitchen fitouts and renovations. I have also spent several years working for the NZ Police doing general maintenance and refurbishments. Happy to quote on any small to medium jobs. We are a two man team both of us are qualified carpenters.

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Genesis Landscaping

Joined July 2013

Hi, I've been in the trade for 16 years. We specialize in all landscape construction and also horticulture. This company is built on integrity, value, trust and listening to you...the client. We are passionate about doing a well finished job and attention to detail. Check out our website for references and some of our past work. Cheers, Jeremy.

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TTZ contractors

Joined July 2016

Hi there, My name is Tee. I am a qualified joiner. I have been in the shopfitting industry for 18 years Most recently I've been project managing, building and installing kitchens all over Auckland,From new to old homes,altering existing kitchens to design.(my vision is a Practical smart looking cost effective kitchen) I also do handyman work around the house from the smallest to the biggest j...

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On Key Builders

Joined December 2019

Kia Ora, I am a qualified & licensed builder and I’ve been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 10 years. While I specialise in major renovations and new builds I also do smaller jobs from time to time. I work hard and try my best to meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and try hard in completing jobs in time and on budget. Ki...

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VIVED Construction Ltd

Joined May 2018

Owner, Shanon Agar has been working in the building industry for the past 17 years, with a growing passion for innovation and creating beautiful buildings. VIVED Construction is a team of passionate, hard-working tradesman that are serious about quality and believe that every home should have equal attention to detail and care throughout the build no matter how big or small. While we specialize...

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Bright Mirror Solutions

Joined January 2016

We design, make and install custom mirrors with lights for your bathroom and more ... We plan lights in- and out-door; we supply wide range of LED lights, install and service lights for residential and commercial projects!

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Axiacon Limited

Joined June 2021

New Build - Our comprehensive packages include design and build for bespoke homes or alternatively we have some existing plans and templates which we can make work for you to create a unique home designed and built just for you. Reclad - Our cladding team is passionate and professional as well as being extremely knowledgeable about how to get your cladding into tip top shape again. We can u...

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Leiana Contractors

Joined May 2017

Auckland Area Hi I am Neil we are a small team of experience builders & masons who got together to do contracting work . Our team is mostly Tongan boys so no job is too big for us . Our service includes landscaping., concrete driveways , concrete pad for spa pool & Sheds , Concrete removal , Masonry Block Walls & fencing , demolition , Timber fencing ,retaining walls, Rock Walls , Kitchen Re...

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SS Lining

Joined May 2012

SS Lining is proud to be one of Auckland's most respected Gib Fixers, Stoppers and Painters, with projects ranging from interior linings of medium commercial buildings to the interior and exterior painting of small flats to large residential houses.

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Those Guys Pro Services

Joined September 2020

We are very professional, meet deadlines for project completion and definitely work hard. We take pride in our competitive pricing and quotes, and always stick to the budget. We offer competitive pricing and deliver a high standard of work on every job. Your more than welcome to view our facebook and instagram pages for more work and projects completed. Services include: Tiling Splashba...

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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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Hard Road Concrete and Civil

Joined January 2013

Hi, i have 30 years experience in concrete work,driveways, paths, exposed agregate and coloured concrete, plus kerb an channel. I also do small drainage work, metal prep, carkparks aswell as retaining walls,building,and paving cobbles, aswell as landscaping.Big or small, we do it all, FREE QUOTE. Note: i am in the 200 plus jobs club,on builders crack!! Regards Norm Noakes M.D C,CW, NZ.

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Elite NZ

Joined February 2020

Assembling the garden iron sheet Aluminium window & door production, installation and repair Wooden Pergola Wooden, aluminum fence All kinds of interior decoration Repair wall holes Cut small trees

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