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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Covered deck

Posted 5 months ago

Get the deck made and want it to be covered as well.

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General Maitenance

Posted 3 months ago

x3 properties - Gutter cleaning, gutter & spouting repairs, Flat B x2 restrictor stays in both bedrooms door handles need re-securing or replacing to hall and bedroom bathroom wall by shower needs attention as water from shower has damaged Flat a meter board faceplate needs re attaching to meter box

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Building pergola/cover for deck.

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, I’m looking to get some kind of pergola/covering for my back deck with it possibly extending to cover my back door which has almost no eaves for shelter. Looking for something a bit nicer/stylish/long lasting for example maybe made of a hard wood? and maybe painted? Would like it to have a clear covering. The roof that comes down to the deck is only about 2.3m high so also wondering if it would need to overlap the roof? The deck area is approx. 3.5-4m x 3-3.5m. I’ll attach some pictures of...

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Decking

Posted 3 months ago

Decking required to sit level off side of new house (about 20 cm off the ground) and approx 26sq meters with one end being wider than the other, No railing required. Start time early Dec would be great.

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Ali's deck

Posted 3 months ago

A roof built over the existing deck. Approx 3m x 4m

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Builder required to replace a steel framed Fire door into a existing doorway

Posted 3 months ago

We need a existing timber framed door removed and replaced with a steel framed fire door at our business premise. We already have the new door , so are are right ready to go.

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60m2 Decks

Posted 6 months ago

LPB contractor to construct two L shaped timber decks to two relocated units, approx. 59sqm in total, and including timber steps and base boards to the deck for 2 x 2 bdr houses on adjacent sites

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Deck support

Posted 1 month ago

We have a decking that we sit under and we need one post moved out to make a bigger sitting area. Putting a support beam on the edge with 3 support posts so we can later put plastic windows in between. Not sure if this is the best idea on how to make it work and is open for suggestions

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Pergola

Posted 6 months ago

I require a pergola to be built and enclosed in as an area for the dog and cats. Something that looks similar to the attached photo. Please email or txt with details so I can arrange a time to talk about the job.

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8x6m Deck

Posted 4 months ago

To build a deck to side of house 8m x 6m Build 2 steps at back of deck Install a handrail 1m high Stainless fixings / screwed down 138mm x 32mm H3.2 decking To be done before Christmas

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New decking and removal of old

Posted 2 months ago

Wanting to replace current decking with pine and removal of old decking which is rotten in some areas and generally worse for wear. It’s approx 10 x 3.5 metres. This is just for the top deck area as pictured as the lower deck is fine. Also note the 3 posts for the covered area are on the deck rather than going through to the ground

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Floor joist plus others

Posted 4 weeks ago

install new floor joist next to existing cracked one. Install new GIB in bathroom and alter door to bathroom. new air vent in concrete.

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Leaky concrete foundation through external wall of house

Posted 2 months ago

Repair and waterproofing of old concrete foundation in renovated stucco 1948 house. Heavy rain leaks through the outside wall into the bathroom. Studs and gib wet and mouldy. Photos show inside corner of bathroom where leak is coming in. Skirting off and gib opened up to find leak. Vanity removed from here. Water runoff from the hill behind goes under the house and sits at the lowest point in front of the house, seeping in through the downstairs bathroom wall. Need an estimate soon thanks.

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Outdoor deck

Posted 3 months ago

Deck, and maybe a cover/sides

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Deck

Posted 7 months ago

Build a 5m x 3m wooden Deck

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Build

Posted 6 months ago

Small pergola type. No roofing required. Change a gateway in fence

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Bathroom installation

Posted 3 months ago

Needing a quote for installation of bath over shower and vanity might have to move window over as well

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Exterior repairs of cedar cladding and decking repairs in Dickson Crescent

Posted 4 months ago

Small amount of cedar on a corner area of the house that has rotten and needs to be matched with same. Decking boards in places to be replaced. Wood plank boards at base of house on one side need adding. Car pad railings in places are rotten and need replacing. No more than a days work to carry out the repairs.

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Sticking Door

Posted 6 months ago

Bottom of the toilet door sticks when opening and closing.

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Weather board wall repair-small job

Posted 6 months ago

Please quote to repair the damaged part as photo.

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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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Kapowai Works

Joined September 2020

Hi- I'm a carpenter and cabinetmaker with 25+ years in the woodworking and related trades over in the USA. My primary expertise is in higher-end cabinetry and related renovations. I worked a decade on superyachts (over 30m long) so have an eye for detail and skills to match. Have also done some out-of-the-norm work in related fields: shop-fitting for themed interiors, set-building for thea...

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Saunders Construction

Joined June 2019

Hi , we have been building new homes and renovating existing properties in the Manawatu for the last 7 years. We cover anything from a design and build new home with qualified licensed building practitioners to repairing that loose door handle there's no job too big or small. We have a great team of subcontractors that we work in with so we can cover just about any job. We aim to provide competit...

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Gutterman&cleaning services

Joined June 2014

30 years experience on roofs.I now specialize in gutter cleaning repairing and installing,Also i can do house,roof washing,painting and moss,mould spraying.All work fully ... EE quotes,FAST service

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M3 building and concrete Ltd

Joined June 2019

I am a small building and concrete business that works in manawatu and the wider region with a little over 15 years experience and are big on small jobs work speaks for itself check out my Instagram at jmoorepay

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

Palmer construction is a well established building business with a passion for house renovation and all general building and property maintenance including painting.

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Merlo Joinery Specialist ltd

Joined November 2012

Manufacturer of Exclusively crafted joinery and furniture I am trade qualfied with forty seven years experience in this industry I make all items personally my self Quality and workmanship is gauranteed. Regards Neil.

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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd 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, a...

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Truebuild Construction

Joined February 2017

Licenced Building Practitioner and trade certified carpenters. Undertake all big or small jobs from new homes, to alterations and repairs, sheds and garages, fences and decks, and everything in between

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JS Build

Joined July 2016

Kia ora, A licensed qualified builder, with experience in both residential/commercial building and renovation/alterations, a passion for my job with perfection as my default, it would be a pleasure to assist in any way I can to assure a 100% satisfaction even after work has commenced to retain a good relationship and client base to the utmost professional standard.

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Straightline Building

Joined July 2020

Trade qualified carpenter. 15 yrs experience building or renovating houses. Good connections with other tradies i.e sparky, plumber, painter Proven business operator. Good listener and particular in my workmanship, "finishes the job" attitude. Good rates.

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Manawatu/ Whanganui and Hawkes Bay Region regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioner) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope of work yo...

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BlackRidge Building and Landscaping

Joined November 2016

BlackRidge Building and Landscaping is a newly established Wanganui based company. While we specialise in kitchen and bathroom renovations and small alterations, we also do smaller jobs from time to time. BlackRidge

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Bonds building service

Joined November 2020

Hi. I have 5 years building experience, If you require fences, decks, retaining walls, garden sheds, concrete pads or general outside construction jobs completed, then I'm the man for it. I pride myself on being professional whilst providing quality workmanship.

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Denzel Building Ltd

Joined September 2009

Hi,I am a Qualified builder who has been building for 20+ year's,I have my own business and over that time have had great success,we do anything from letter box's to new house's.We do free quotes and are very professional and do a high standard of work.

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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TLR Construction

Joined June 2020

Hi, I have over 15 years experience in the construction industry and pride myself on completing work to a high standard. I look forward to meeting you to discuss what we can offer.

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Express Property Maintenance Whakarongo Ltd

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're relatively new to the New Zealand market but have been operating in Australia since 2011. Specialising in Deck, Fence and retaining wall construction we also provide all aspects of property maintenance services from repairing holes in walls to fixing your guttering or mowing your lawn, we are your first choice in property maintenance whether private or commercial.

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Xyz Builders Ltd

Joined July 2019

Putting a plan to action, to assure your satisfaction! Hi I'm Jay McRoberts. A qualified Licensed building practitioner who's been in the industry for 10 years. Building new homes and renovating exsisting houses. For all your general building, maintenance and repair work servicing the manawatu through to horowhenua Contact Xyz builders Ltd Building smarter

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Mo's Home Improvement

Joined August 2018

Hi, we do Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Bathroom Installation and Renovation,Tiling, Painting,Decks, Pargola and General Renovation. I am based in Whanganui. My goal is to provide quality service at the best price. Free Quotes.

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