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Carpenters In Wellington: You Handy Home Builder

Carpenters sure are some of the handiest fellows you'll get to know. Here in Wellington, carpenters are the ones to look to when you’re building or fixing your home or place of business.

From the beautiful carpentry of popular wedding spot Old St. Paul’s to the paranormal hotspots of Kinder House and Ewelme Cottage in Ayr Street, Parnell, there is examples of fine carpentry across the city.

If you too need some fine carpentry work for your home or business then read on.

What can a carpenter do?

Carpenters are the "jack of all trades" in the building industry. Although they are known for working primarily with timber, they can also work with plywood, concrete, wallboards, brick and steel.

These builders are able to erect structures, repair existing work, and install new building works. They work with you throughout the foundations phase until you’re ready to paint.

Common jobs for carpenters include:

  • Installing new walls
  • Repairing wooden cladding
  • Building pergolas and children’s playhouses
  • Building home extensions
  • Installing decking

What qualifications does a carpenter have?

A carpenter is not obligated to receive any formal training, however a great deal of these tradespeople have completed their three to four year apprenticeship, studying the National Certificate in Carpentry through the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation.

A carpenter with the correct qualifications will charge on average around $56 an hour, whereas unskilled carpenters may be cheaper, but you should check carefully the quality of their work before hiring.

How to land a good carpenter

Using Builderscrack is a great way for carpenters to find you. Developing an ad that accurately describes the job is easy when you include a picture, what materials you’d like to use, an estimate of the size of the area, and any other requirements you deem necessary.

Once your job has been posted on Builderscrack in the carpentry trade section you will start receiving enquiries from interested carpenters. Chat to each one about the job and be sure to ask for references and pictures of previous work to follow up on. When you feel like you’re happy with one or more, get them out to your house or business so they can draw up an accurate quote for the works to be done. When you’re ready, draw up a contract together and you’ll be good to go!

Latest carpentry articles

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

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

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8 Questions You Should Ask a Kitchen Contractor

Posted 23/04/13

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Cabinet Makers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

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Top 5 Home Remodelling Trends in New Zealand

Posted 04/06/13

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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.

Can you stop rain coming in my front door?

Posted 1 week ago

I live in very windy Houghton Bay. When it's wet and windy (ie every other day!) rain comes under my two front doors. Can you please help figure out why and fix? I also need one of the doors rehung and it's getting hard to lock. Also, unrelated job, replacing rusty bracket under an exterior staircase. Thank you!

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Windows, ceiling and door trimmings

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need internal windows, floor and ceiling trimmings installed in a 2 bedroom flat.

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Scriber boards

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, I would like to box-in the older metal soakers on the corners of my home, there are five in total. I would like to install wooden scriber boards. I have attached photos of the five corners.

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Small Kwila Deck

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for someone to build a small kwila deck at the back entrance to our house. House has good easy access.

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Floorboard repair - uneven, some movement

Posted 1 week ago

I have a 2.2m x 3.2m small room (on ground floor) with wooden floorboards resting on wooden joists which are laid on concrete. Some of the boards are uneven in certain places and some have a certain amount of movement when stood on. Im looking to get these floorboards fixed before covering with plywood and flooring (maybe laminate.) I need a quote to make the floorboards stable and even.

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Re-build deck

Posted 1 day ago

Rebuild old deck, extend 0.5m, new steps, add hand rail

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Deck replacement

Posted 6 days ago

To replace decking . We are at Reuben Ave, Brooklyn. The deck has rotted in some places. Can you please quote for replacement of entire deck.

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Decking panel

Posted 2 days ago

Patching a small hole in a decking panel

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Picking up, cross-cutting and delivering 4 sheets of 4mm ply

Posted 1 week ago

Bit of an odd one, I'm looking for someone who can pick up 4 sheets of 4mm ply from City Timber, get it cross-cut for me and deliver it to my house in Tawa.

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Patch section of flooring

Posted 1 week ago

We’ve ripped up carpet in preparation for new flooring only to find a rotting section from water damage. We need an urgent ‘patch up’ job over a small section of floor.

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Carpentry For New Skylight

Posted 1 week ago

Form new opening in existing roof framing. Frame out for skylight including cutting and trimming out rafter. Form skylight box and 'curb' as required by Velux product data sheet. Upstand to be framed to install skylight at 15 degrees (surrounding roof is 9 degrees). Plasterboard lining required to vertical faces of skylight box within skillion roof ready to be plastered. Overall roof depth plus skylight upstand (curb) expected to be approximately 500mm to existing ceiling. Work alongsid...

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Replace 6x2 flooring joists and replace flooring boards

Posted 1 week ago

Cut out various sections of tongue and groove flooring boards Various sections of flooring joists to be replaced Install particle flooring boards over repairs

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Front door overhaul

Posted 4 days ago

I need someone to realign my front door, seal it properly and touch up the paint job. Also wanting to tidy up the porch - sand back and repaint.

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Fix Raven on Door / Plus install 2 x panel heaters / Fix cupboard door gap

Posted 2 days ago

We have 3-4 fix it jobs. 1. Fix Existing (or a new) Raven to a front door (pic attached) 2. Install 2 new wall panel heaters - different areas 3. Fix up gap on door base into a cupboard make secure for cat to not escape through it

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Window leaking

Posted 1 week ago

We've got an old tenancy at a Newtown address that has leaking windows on the street facing facade. Believe there is a problem with water coming in through the stucco cladding from above and hitting the window head as it penetrates through the wall opening, something like the attached sketch. Can we get a price to have this flashed back through to the old weatherboard please (and replacement items as required).

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Window leaking #2

Posted 3 days ago

We've got an old tenancy at a Newtown address that has leaking windows on the street facing facade. Believe there is a problem with water coming in through the stucco cladding from above and hitting the window head as it penetrates through the wall opening, something like the attached sketch. Can we get a price to have this flashed back through to the old weatherboard please (and replacement items as required).

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Wooden front door and frame replacement

Posted 1 week ago

I need front door and frame removed and replaced with new (bigger) cedar one.. I'll also need hardware fitted and weatherproof outside

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Connaught Tce repairs

Posted 1 week ago

Replace external door leading from lounge to balcony (north side of flat) Replace rotten door step/door sill on exterior door opening into bedroom (south side of flat) This is a tenanted property. To be done as soon as possible.

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Balustrade

Posted 4 days ago

Hi there, I’m looking to get a carpenter/builder to come out and remove the 2 sheds on n the balcony and finish the railings to go round the balcony and do a general inspection of the balustrade.

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Deck profiling

Posted 1 day ago

need an apprentice to help me set out a small deck profile. willing to pay $30-$35 per hour. all materials provided. Would be handy for someone looking for some extra after hours /weekend job. Job includes following a)Day #1 - set out for deck (2 hrs) b) Day #2 - bracing 8 piles (2 hrs) c) Day #3 - fixing 2 bearers to the piles (2-3 hrs) based in Newlands

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 191,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Check front and back decks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th January 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Townsend Road

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace hinges on french doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Awning Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

1 days work to complete resurfacing of deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install cat door in external wall and repair floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck and steps Karori

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix broken floorboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Allington Road deck

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

25th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Small outside timber repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace griptread timber on walkway

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace wooden soffit board under gable eaves #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install Doggy Door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing Scotia

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace decking surface and railing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Deck extension and retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix my mess pleas

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Workshop Bench and Fix Gate Latch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bay Window Roof Repair


29th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Timber Pergola, with polycarbonate roof

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Coast Builders

Joined November 2019

We are a small team of local Licensed Building Practitioners who are passionate about residential property. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure we are able to deliver you a superior service. Being licensed under the Licensed Building Practitioners scheme and qualified through the Building and Construction Training Organisation, you can trust we have the skills and knowledge t...

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Trung

Joined August 2016

Hi , i have been building new houses for 5 years. A lot of thing i have done since i been on site . Love to see the house comming up and completing . Also i can fixing house and build things around the house. I am a qualified builder .

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general Handyman Work, Gib Board repairs / Click Clank Laminate Flooring / Painting Interior and Exterior / Fencing / Decking / Touch up Plastering / general non compliance building work / Water Blasting / Fitting Doors and Hardware / Skirtings etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of per...

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LJW Carpentry

Joined May 2012

LJW Carpentry All things building and maintenance to your home. With a combined 20 years building experience, LJW Carpentry can provide you with cost effective solutions for your property. Prompt, courteous and professional. We can provide a full team of sub trades to make your project hassle free and get the job done to a great standard. For every customer our aim is to bring a quality,...

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TP Building

Joined April 2021

Hi we are two builders based in kapiti coast and tawa, we both have ten years of experience in new builds, decks, fences and maintenance work. We do free quotes and can project manage jobs with subtrades. We pride ourselves in our work and bring out knowledge to the table to bring your ideas to life and work within your budget.

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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City works

Joined November 2017

Please inspect our website to view the work we specialised in. While there please click onto Trade me via "landscaping supplies " and also scrutinize our reviews.

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Precision Building Projects

Joined July 2016

Precision Building Projects (PBP) is a trusted family operated building company, part of NZCB with qualified licensed buildering practitioners taking care of all your building needs. Here at PBP, we take pride in our eye for precision detail and our ability to provide work to a high standard. With years of experience, in all facets of building there is no job too big or too small. Have a look...

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Delaney Building and Maintenance

Joined September 2012

Hi I've been building for 30 years from new houses to alterations and extentions. office fit outs,kitchens, bathrooms. from large jobs to smallest we pride ourselves on eye for detail.And clear comunication through the whole process.

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Greig Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

I am trade qualified in carpentry. I have a vast range of experience including new builds, alterations and extensions. I specialize in decks, fences and retaining walls. I also do small jobs like replacing rotten weatherboards and property maintenance. I have a very high standard of work and always keep the site clean.

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DBP construction

Joined March 2018

Have been working as a carpenter for 15 years delivering high quality products and fulfilling contracts. Experienced in a wide range of commercial and residential construction practises.

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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

We do building/painting/plaster and landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We strive on going above and beyond for our clients. So please feel free to get in touch for any up coming project we can help you with thanks.

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Essential Services Wellington trading as Property Solutions Wellington

Joined February 2017

Hi I provide quality maintenance solutions with prompt service and high quality workmanship a priority please read my reviews placed by satisfied customers. I look forward to meeting you assisting you with your needs. Jobs completed on time and on budget.

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Tony's Painting & Building Services

Joined November 2016

We provide a high quality cost effective service for all your home and commercial needs. Exterior and interior painting undertaken by painters with 20 years plus experience. Interior and exterior maintenance carries out by an experienced builder. Happy to quote for large and smaller jobs, Satisfaction is a high priority for us and we won't let you down. Cheers Tony

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C&F

Joined August 2019

Hi I been working building around 12 years. I am licensed builder . Good people to working with . We are very professional and work hard , residential and commercial.

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Craig Property Services

Joined April 2015

We specialise in small works comprising of refits of kitchens and bathrooms, e.g. fixing water leaks. 30 years of experience in building new houses, rebuilds and completing extensive renovation and maintenance work. We work hard to a plan our work, finish on time and within budget.

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JAMES THE BUILDER

Joined September 2009

Hello my name is James and I have been building for 10 years. And I specialize in doing those smaller jobs I am NZ qualified and believe in doing the job right the first time. I have a team of sub contractors that have the same motto. As the building process can be daunting it is my job to help my clients thought this experience, keeping the lines of communication open at all times, because a...

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RazorBuild

Joined March 2021

- Have been building in Wellington for 7 years - General maintenance, decks, fences, renovations and additions - Qualified and Licensed - Hard work ethic

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PacBuild

Joined January 2018

Hi, My team have experience in a number of building projects which includes new builds, renovations and boundary fences, gates retaining walls etc. From time to time the team will do smaller jobs to fill in between projects. We pride ourselves on the quality of our workmanship while remaining conscious of delivering a project on time and on budget.

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Building renovator

Joined March 2017

Hi, I have been building for 20 years, I am a licensed builder, and licensed plumber, and a certified water proofer. I have completed some large renovations but also do the smaller jobs as well. I like to do reno work as it is more satisfying. and pleasing the customer is my ultimate aim I can always guarantee satisfaction.

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