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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Garden shed

Posted 6 years ago

3mtr x 2.8mtr x2mtr shed colour steel. wood or steel frame, gable roof sliding or swing double doors floor joists and support runners. 2 x transparent roof panels for light in roof.

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Back yard deck

Posted 6 years ago

needing a deck built on a sloping section approx. 15 meters long by 5 meters wide.

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Pergola installation in Oamaru

Posted 9 months ago

we have a well presented character home and are wanting build a simple pergola off our back entrance 4x3m area

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Older Home renovation 2

Posted 2 years ago

Installation of Fascia and involvement and over sight of pending drainage/retaining issues. Also some roofing repairs

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Balustrade + gates for patio

Posted 3 years ago

We would like a quote for having a balustrade with 2 gates built on our concrete patio that has an archgola over it. There are 7 steel poles from the archogola to the ground which the balustrade needs to screw into, as the concrete patio is not suitable for drilling. We are after a ~1m balustrade with a handrail on it and palings so that we can see through it but to stop our baby crawling through. We need 2 gates at a step in a 1.5m space, and another gate 0.85m where there is a ramp. We want al...

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Outdoor living

Posted 4 years ago

We are wanting to add doors and a deck to our lounge that will join our upstairs living area to our backyard. Deck size approx 6x 3.5 metres. Possibly wanting a roof or pergola depending on cost.

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1918 Restoration

Posted 2 years ago

We have a building report and need an estimate for some repairs to be done. A few sash and fan windows that need attention, a couple of sections in floor with movement and one bouncy area that need remedying. One door needing adjustment. Parts of rotten door frames that need replacing only on house and laundry not shed.

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Deck

Posted 1 month ago

build a deck 4m x 8m and 600mm high on the front of the house

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Deck me

Posted 2 years ago

We are looking at building a deck approx 5x10mtr. With ballastrad on two sides. We also need one window lowered about a foot to form a ranch slider.

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Ramp and back door access

Posted 9 months ago

Build a ramp and wheelchair access.

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Older Home renovation

Posted 2 years ago

Installation of Fascia and involvement and over sight of pending drainage/retaining issues. Also some roofing repairs

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Fixing floor boards and bathroom wall lining

Posted 11 months ago

Reliable all rounder handy man be able to fix and patch floor boards, wall lining and joist of roof. Need these jobs to be done in febuary 2020.kindly reply and show your interest. I have no ideas how much it cost me.please give your estimate.

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Pimp my deck

Posted 2 years ago

Want L shaped floor covered with waterproof membrane in Oamaru/Kakanui area.approx 14m x 2m no carpentry required. waterproofing to go on new plywood h3 decking. quote for labour and material plus availability please. Mike Buchanan

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Installation of a floor and staircase in double story garage.

Posted 3 months ago

House and Garage build in 1987.House is a double story with a matching garage.There is windows and electricity in the garage that was installed when the house was build. We want a floor installed with a staircase in the garage to be used as a sleepout.The house and garage is double story with a bedroom that is similar in the house. Garage is about 7m by 7m.

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Older Home renovation 3

Posted 2 years ago

Installation of Fascia and involvement and over sight of pending drainage/retaining issues. Also some roofing repairs

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Home Maintenance ??

Posted 2 years ago

We need some general maintenance done - work includes replacing 3 medium sized windows, installing a ranch slider and a new door, replacing any timber that has dry rot and possibly replacing floor bearers and floor boards in the sunroom.

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Sun deck

Posted 5 years ago

I need a deck built 12metres long x 2.5 m wide with clear light roof and and possibly closed in.

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New deck

Posted 1 year ago

I need a deck built at the back of the house 9mt long by 3mt wide

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Caravan Repairs

Posted 3 years ago

I am after either a Builder or a Handyman that would be able to re-line a 1979 Zephyr Caravan thats located in Oamaru. The caravan is a shell at the moment, the electrical cords have been run through, materials will be provided, once linning is complete will need carpet laid.

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General carpentary

Posted 11 months ago

Fix floor boards and one wall lining at bathroom, joists if the roof

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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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everyday

Joined May 2019

Everyday is a contemporary architectural design studio based in Dunedin, exploring how contemporary life can be improved through the design and making of architecture and furniture.

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mge homemaintenance

Joined August 2010

Hi we have been doing home maintenance for 18 yrs and cover a wide variety of jobs including building ,painting ,and plastering. we supply competitive quotes and then complete jobs on budget.

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SB 2 Build ltd

Joined January 2017

Together we have been in the building trade for over 25 years. Sam is our registered licenced building practitioner and have experience in new builds, renovations, alterations and extensions as well as fencing, decks and all scopes of concrete works.We deliver a high quality end product and pride ourselves on keeping within budget and time frames! Additionally we have access to a wide range of su...

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Swift Wash

Joined June 2018

Exterior Property Maintenance Company. We specialise in making the outside of your property look great. Soft House Washing Gutter Cleaning Window Washing Decks Cleaned Driveways, paths and fences waterblasting. Moss treatments Lawn mowing Section tidys Rubbish Removal And more

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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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D Construction

Joined February 2015

We are the principal soft-strip company in Christchurch, having worked on hundreds of projects ranging from large commercial strip-outs to residential demolition. With our huge range of expertise and skill, you can't go wrong choosing D-Construction for your next demolition project

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custom carpentry ltd

Joined August 2016

joiner/ carpenter/ tradesman 20 years experience ,LBP. Small renovations and alterations happy to repair any rot repairs in timber homes highly skilled working with timber traditional joinery/carpentry projects,happy to help with any job around the home .Experience through out all residential

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Aldridge construction ltd

Joined October 2020

A small locally owned business that believes the key to a great relationship with a client is being honest and reliable. With 15 years in the trade we do a wide range of work from small bathroom renovations to high end residential and farm sheds.

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Form Builders

Joined July 2020

We are a Christchurch building company with loads of experience and a true passion for helping people build their homes. With a unique skill combination of joinery, building, design and communication, Form Builders take the worry out of all building projects. Form Builders are Licensed Building Practitioners and are also recognised as Accredited Earthquake Repairers in the Canterbury region. W...

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Mitchell and Milmine Construction

Joined September 2017

Mitchell + Milmine Construction is a small family owned residential building company focused on building quality. We are team players and are committed to working within our community with other locals alike. We are passionate about modern architecture, and believe each home tells a different story, this makes us the perfect partners on your next building adventure. We offer a transparent...

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Jim and Sons Limited

Joined August 2012

We are a very freindly,company,passionate about getting it right for the customer. We have been in the building industry for over 30 years,covering alterations/addition,s through to new homes. We can manage a project ,if required. Maintance is also a big part of our buisness. Please check the website for area,s covered and services provided. Look forward to hearing from potential new cli...

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Shannon carpentry

Joined May 2015

i am trade qualified ,carpenter joiner from the uk , been in the buisness since 1994 which is when i started my apprenticeship have lots of experience ,,new builds ,renovations ,maintenance,, inc,,fitting of doors,locks,trim,[skirt,architrave],decking,internal flooring systems studwalls ,fencing ,traditional roofing ,free quotes inc materials costed in so you get an all in price ,thanks for l...

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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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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder Truck Drivers,Machine Operators full licenced *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) and LBP *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool...

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Blueskin Build LTD

Joined June 2017

Ollie here, I have been building for over 9 years in London and Christchurch and now back in Dunedin and I'm very passionate about it. I am just taking the leap to go out on my own after working for one of the top architectural builders in Christchurch. I have experience in everything from New Builds, renovations, extensions, decks, floorng, fences and furniture making. I pride myself on m...

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Taurus Built Ltd

Joined September 2019

I started Taurus Built Limited in 2017 in Central Otago, with 1 house for GJ Gardener, a 170 Square meter deck and a single employee. Fast forward to today and we are a company with 8 Employees, operating in Central Otago/Lakes, Christchurch and surrounding areas. With a Hill job in Akaroa to an alteration in Twizel, it is safe to say Taurus Built will take on almost every construction task. Ta...

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Beaumont Homes

Joined February 2017

Licenced Building Practicioner , Carpenter and member of Certified Builders Association, 20 years building experience in all types of residential and commercial builds. Very easy to interact with, reliable ,approachable and trustworthy. We also specialise in smaller jobs such as attic stairs and attic storage and pre purchase/sale building reports.

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Ben can sort it

Joined February 2015

Hi Im Ben and I have experience with over 100 Projects throughout the South Island, ranging from small landscaping projects to land and home packages, starting from the ground up . I have over 10 years experience and still love my work. In the past I have been a foreman on multi million dollar commercial projects and currently work as a project manger. I would like to utilize all of my skills to...

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Zircon Concrete & Landscaping

Joined March 2017

Zircon are the concrete and landscaping specialists for Canterbury and central Otago, with branches in Wanaka and Ashburton we have you covered. With our main focus being specialist landscaping and decorative concrete work, you can be guaranteed a quality job in a timely manner.

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Kahu Contractors

Joined March 2018

A small team dedicated to providing an excellent service throughout the building and construction industry. Having spent a lot of time in all sectors of the industry we are known to specialize in everything from formwork amd foundations to crane work and precast installation, We have the expertise, tools and where needed tickets (qualifications) to complete all builds to an excellent standard, saf...

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