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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Campervan carpentry/ storage/ cabinetry jobs

Posted 1 year ago

I am after someone at short notice to help finish setting up a new campervan. It's going to take time to get it perfect and I'll keep wanting to work away at it but a few changes need to be made within the next 4 weeks to make it ready for my first trip. The things that need doing straight away are: -fitting a plywood or laminate backboard to block the cab from back and create a backboard for the kitchen benchtop. Adding shelves to this new "wall" to increase storage would be great too...

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Replace fascia boards x 2 on bungalow

Posted 4 months ago

Two fascia boards replaced And how many times does a nontech pensioner have to keep filling this in..going to have to nap soon. :-) no idea of cost at all... Just do something for me or I will need to go back to my trusty phone

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Installation of Ceiling Support Hook

Posted 2 months ago

I require a ceiling support hook to be installed into the ceiling for a swinging chair. It would need to be installed properly into a ceiling beam so that it holds the weight of someone. If I can get someone locally here in Wanganui to install this for me. Many Thanks Sarah

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Ceiling replacement with Gib, heat xfer vent install and general repairs

Posted 3 months ago

Replace softboard ceiling with Gib, install duct and vents of heat xfer system, general carpentry repairs part weatherboard replacement door repairs.

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Halswell terrace pergola

Posted 5 months ago

Weather protecting terrace pergola (wooden with plastic corrugated roof). See attached pictures - one on left - what I would like to achieve and the one on right is of my house and the area I want it built. Approx dimensions 5.4m W/ 2m D/ 2.5m H.

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Need a door hung.

Posted 5 months ago

Need a standard hollowcore door installed in existing jamb.

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Build a deck.

Posted 3 months ago

Looking to build a deck off the dining room at our house.

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Deck on Durie

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are stripping our deck and would like a quote for a rebuild to code.

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Railway cottage

Posted 3 months ago

Small 1920s wooden railway cottage entrance deck and entrance way needing assessment and repair. Several rungs are missing and decking feels soft. Not urgent but certainly would prefer job done in near future.

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Castlecliff repairs/maintenance

Posted 5 months ago

glass replacement, rangehood install, Bathroom floor replace, shower seratone wall replace, carport rotton timber, carport plastic gutter replace

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Reclad, insulate and line a shed

Posted 11 months ago

Looking to reclad, insulate and reline a shed, to convert it from a 1950s toolshed into a small music room and office. The main purpose of the insulation will be for sound. I will also get in an electrician to add power as part of the process. Before all this happens the asbestos cladding will need removed, and I have posted this job separately. Dimensions: 6 metres by 2.5 metres.

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Replace fascia boards x 2

Posted 4 months ago

67 bell street Two fascia boards at front of house require replacement and painting

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Porch Cover

Posted 1 month ago

Replace some boards and covering of existing porch with Polycarbonate Sheeting.

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Shaving doors

Posted 4 months ago

Need 7 doors shaven for the need carpet I've put in

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Replacement of wooden window frames

Posted 3 months ago

I have a house built in 1960s. One room has wooden frame around window that is starting to rot and needs replacing.

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Covered decking

Posted 3 months ago

Decking with covered roof 9×5

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Velux

Posted 2 weeks ago

Replace two loft windows with velux windows.

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Installation of Trellis

Posted 1 month ago

I require some Trellis to be put up around an outside area approx 2 sides around 2 metres x 3 metres in size. They would need to be attached the the concrete floor and/or iron balustrade. Possibility to context one side to the house? I can either provide Trellis or it can be provided by trades person. As long as I pay the retail. Would like this done ASAP thanks

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Cladding Repairs

Posted 6 months ago

House cladding is cracked and damaged requiring repairs or replacing. Cladding is also touching concrete in places which requires attention, as well ground level being at slab height.

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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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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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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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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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A stage construction

Joined January 2018

Fully qualified licensed building practitioner with 10+ years experience in residential new builds, decks, fencing, additions, bathrooms, fit outs etc. A-Stage Construction has been established since 2015, we take pride in providing no obligation, competitive quotes and we work hard to meet deadlines, on time, on budget!

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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.uniquerenovations.co.nz

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C&L Builders

Joined August 2017

Our company complete residential and light commercial projects. We work hard to meet deadlines and satisfy out customers. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes.

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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, With experience in both residential/commercial building and renovations, and a passion for building with a hint of "perfectionism" 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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X Ray Build

Joined July 2019

Kia Ora, I am a qualified LBP and experienced builder who has come from a 10 year background of architectural builds and renovation. Any job is in capable hands from straight forward decking to octagonal roofing. I am a polite and problem solving carpenter and I pride myself in my efficiency, detail, cleanliness. I usual work alone but I have a small team of excellent builders and lads ready...

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The Task Masters

Joined February 2016

We are your One Stop Professional Service Provider. We are a family owned and operated local buisness. We do the Tasks you either cant or dont have time to do. No Job Too Big or Small. We provide the following Services -Property Maintenance -Roofing Maintenance -Re roof -Moss & Mold Removal -Gutter Clean & Flush...

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MD buildings services

Joined February 2020

I’ve been working in the building trade for a number of years gaining a range of skills to build and repair. Easy going and hard working and here to complete which ever tasks you need Look forward to helping you.

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Aaron Crosby Building and maintence

Joined July 2018

Hi I have just moved to Wanganui. I am a self employed builder that has been in the business for 23 years. DESCRIPTION OF WORK General repairs and maintenance, bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, roofing, decks, veranda's, fences, anything at all. No job too small. I'm extremely reliable and if my quote is excepted I will not let you down. I pride myself to be the best that I can. Warm re...

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superstruct building services

Joined January 2019

We are an honest local company that offers a range of building services from new houses and renovations, to customized projects. From the most budget conscious customer through to those wanting bespoke custom designed work, we can meet your needs! Call us today for service with a difference.

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Fixit Crew

Joined February 2019

A professional team with a personal touch. No job is too small, and we’ll tell you right away if the job is too big. We believe that luxury lies in the details therefore nothing's taken for granted. What you want is what you get at a fair price. We pride ourselves in our customers satisfaction.

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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

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

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Denzel building and earthworks 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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Ryan Construction Ltd

Joined March 2018

Hi, We are a new company who specialise in renovations and additions also kitchens, bathrooms, decks and fences, we pride ourselves on delivering our clients with the best quality finish while providing competitive quotes

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Tcontracting

Joined December 2018

Hi, we are competitive and hard working contractors with 30 combined years experience in concrete and landscaping and building constructiontrade. Confident in what we do we specialize in Driveways, footpaths, patios and much more. Every job is treated like our own so we take pride in what we do and always do well on budget and time management of work planned.

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Bespoke Wooden Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2018

Outdoor living solutions: gates, decks, fences, planter boxes and bar leaners to name a few. We specialise in the local manufacture and installation of wooden gates - and other landscape construction work. We also do flatpack assembly (including kitchens).

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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 guaranteed.FREE quotes,FAST service

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