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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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

Replace floor boards

Posted 2 months ago

Harvest matia floor boards from one room to fill in gaps from renovations to kitchen and tie in with hardwood floors in that area. Chip board installed to harvested area. Area approx 2msq.

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Small repairs

Posted 2 months ago

Needing a few weather boards and scribers replaced that are rotten(I have the weather boards)... also some screens replaced that are on the front deck... they are just a piece of clear plastic with a wooden frame around them.

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Reeplace old and build new extension

Posted 6 months ago

Old deck to be replaced and a new deck, stairs etc to be built.

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New deck

Posted 3 weeks ago

Needing a new deck build ,wanting quotes

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20m2 composite decking

Posted 7 months ago

20m2 composite decking. flat section. 100mm Height.

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DECKING

Posted 5 days ago

New home going on site late November and want to schedule in building projects to include - Decking, base boards (perimeter of dwelling) and covered pergola above deck (at one end of deck to provide shelter and shade) and also a free-standing double width Carport. So needing quotes/ options so we can lock in and pre plan. Many thanks

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House facia repair

Posted 1 month ago

Facia damage and some rot found during gutter replacement. Don't need help with guttering. The rot does not appear to be structural

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Casement Window Installation

Posted 6 months ago

A room was not built with a window and needs one installed. The construction date was 2016. The size of the window is 1200w x 400h. The external wall cladding is board and batten. This wall is load bearing, supporting the lower end of a mono pitch roof. The internal wall is gib, there aren't any pipes or cables behind it that I could detect. I'll supply the window with the timer liner fitted. Just need someone to fit it.

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Cavity slider installation

Posted 2 months ago

Requiring a cavity slider to replace regular door asap ,Monday if possible as painters starting ! Sparky will also be removing the switch to left of door Monday

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Building a small deck

Posted 1 day ago

To build a deck 5.8m x 2.8m, could be just the foundation and we will do the timber on top, depending on cost.

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Home Repairs

Posted 1 day ago

Replace 3 warped window sills. Replace rotten floorboard in front of window as shown in photo. Repair fence: replace two missing boards and move boards back in line with rest of fence. Replace 6 existing door handles with new handles I have purchased. Preferably to be completed within the next month.

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Basic skeleton of deck

Posted 5 months ago

Would like an idea of making the bones of a deck. Material supplied. If its a good price and job plenty more work as I can afford. Happy to have an apprentice. Thank you

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Barn Doors into Lounge area

Posted 2 months ago

We would like someone to come and install two barn doors between our lounge area and our dining area.

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Secret bookshelf

Posted 4 months ago

the idea is to create a secret bookcase in adjourning bedrooms. There is an existing double wardrobe to work with in one room and an adjourning blank wall on the other. I'm not sure of cost but i would be very interested to speak with someone who has either done this before or has an idea of how it might work. Thanks

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Doors planed

Posted 1 month ago

I have had new carpet installed and need 22 interior doors planed about 5mm.

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Replace wide eves on back or house

Posted 2 weeks ago

The eves on the back of my house are sagging need removing and new ones fitted. About 120 0to 1500 wide. I have no idea what the cost would be so cant estimate that's what I want you to tell me.

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Basic carpentry - repairs

Posted 1 week ago

Repair wood French doors and windows; paint

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New kitchen wall internal

Posted 5 months ago

I would like a small (2m wide) internal wood frame partition between my open plan kitchen and the lounge, to hide the kitchen clutter and mess ! It would need to be dynabolted to a concrete floor, and up to the ceiling but not load bearing. Then gibbing.

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Replace rotten skirting/flashing

Posted 2 months ago

Replace cover windows . Don’t want windows, fill in window cavity ready for painting

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Fix bathroom floor

Posted 5 months ago

Work to begin ASAP. Within the next four weeks, two preferably. Fix rotten bathroom floor. Lay new floor covering. Replace shower of needed. Also some other small fixes to the house exterior.

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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.

Fix bathroom floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement of rotten decking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair deck and replace fence top rails

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New kitchen wall internal


5th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Building a deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Villa veranda / deck extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rustic large outdoor table

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window sill and internal doors need repair or replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Doors planed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Entrance to flat, needs a sealing

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Carpentry Job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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Enhanced renovations ltd

Joined June 2018

Hi there Enhanced renovations are here to make your renovating experience easy and enjoyable from start to finish. With over 18 years of renovating experience we have a high standard and an eye for detail and we aim to work alongside your budget for you to receive the best value for money. If your looking for an affordable, quality renovating service with devoted builders to add value to you...

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BOLD Landscape Design and Construction

Joined September 2011

Over 30 years landscape design and construction experience. From a simple fence to a full residential contract. Happy to simply provide a concept plan with estimates on costs of work required, right through the finished product. Excellent portfolio can be provided upon request - ...

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Lewis Construction Ltd

Joined March 2021

We are a small Ohaupo based building company. We have been building for the past 16 years and have been working under our own name for the past 4 of those years. No job is too small or big. With a passion for perfecting even the smallest details, at Lewis Construction we pride ourselves on delivering a quality finish to meet every clients time frame and budget.

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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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JDees Civil

Joined July 2021

Hi, I started with building new houses, commercial blocks. After that, I have enjoyed a large variety in work, gaining many skills. While I have chosen to specialise in earthworks, driveways, retaining walls, decks and set up situations, I also do smaller jobs. My approach is practical, professional yet friendly, with an eye for detail.

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CTF Builder

Joined July 2021

Hello, I've spent the majority of the last 8 years as part of a team specializing in steel framed new houses. For the last year and a half I've been part of that same team, working mainly on light-commercial maintenance projects, with a handful of renovations in between. Quality is important to me.

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Dunstone Duild & Design Ltd

Joined May 2021

DBD Ltd is a family owned and operated building company based in Hamilton. We do alterations, decks, fences, labour only construction of new houses and all round construction work.

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Eastridge Homes

Joined August 2018

Hi, Ive been in building industry for over 10 years now, 8 years of that is building in the Waikato region and 2 years running high end renovation and basement building in London. I specialise in new builds and renovations. I pride myself on excellent workmanship and accurate and honest pricing.

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XKAV8 CONSTRUCTION

Joined February 2021

Do you need any of the following services... Excavator operator Digging out Backfilling Trenching Topsoiling Decks Site cuts Pigolas Driveways Pathways Concreting etc Contact XKAV8 CONSTRUCTION for a free quote

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Nailed Concepts

Joined November 2020

Licensed, Qualified Builders, Qualified Joiners, specialising in all residential building aspects. Priding ourselves on quality builds, workmanship and personalised designs to deliver our clients the perfect product.

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A Tradesman

Joined June 2014

Hi Thank you for taking time to read about our qualified and experienced team that have been in the Glazing industry for over 15 + years dealing with all Glass repairs and Glass supply for commercial and residential properties. Please note we are not ordinary glaziers we are specialists in every type of glazing We repair all broken glass in Aluminium frames / Steel frame / wood frame...

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JD Projects

Joined April 2021

Hi there , Here at JD Projects we are a family Business that values our customers and jobs to a high standard. I specialise in Decks/Fences/bathroom renovations/and general maintenance. I Have been Building for 6 years and do mainly small jobs but I am open to more higher end jobs . We complete jobs on budget almost every time . We also have house cleaning available.

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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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Vaneo2020 ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi. I am a qualified composites engineer making fibreglass products for more than 22 years,after giving that up ,I started Renovating houses and have done so for the last 7 years. We have moved back to the Waikato 2 years ago after living in Auckland for 7 years . I have gone solo from my previous employer who is now manufacturing bench tops. which with cabinets I installed for almost 2 ye...

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Waikato Building Reports

Joined November 2020

Plumber by trade from the 1970s. Have been renovating houses over the years. Currently working on my 1924 house. I like the smaller jobs that no one else wants.

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Jpricebuilders

Joined April 2017

I am a licensed carpenter with over 10 years experience doing renovation and residential building work. I'm professional and will do my best to make your job big or small easy at a competitive price. Give me a call

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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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Prince the builder

Joined April 2018

Hi Dear, I’m a Quailed builder with a license and I’m a Member of the New Zealand Certified Builder (NZCB). I graduated at Unitec Institute of Technology. I have been building New Houses and renovation old ones for the last 6 years. While I am specializing in major new builds and renovation, I else do smaller jobs from time to time. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines f...

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