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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.

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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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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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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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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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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Latest carpentry case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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.

Recent jobs posted

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

Extension of existing structure alongwith glasshouse

Posted 3 days ago

We need to extend our existing structure, roof and all, towards the backyard, and also extend that to fit in a sun room (glass house). We need plans to be drawn up to submit to WCC. The soon er the better. Cheers!

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Repair decayed floor board in bedroom

Posted 1 week ago

Lift and replace decayed practical board (18mm I think) caused by water damage from window. Perhaps replace one sheet. See photos

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Carpentry / landscaping

Posted 1 week ago

The decking on this flat has deteriorated so that black stuff rubs off onto shoes and onto the carpet inside - the decking "skin" needs repair or replacement or a creative solution

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Squeaky floorboards repair

Posted 1 week ago

I have a house with a 1 bedroom flat below. the floorboards have become squeaky to the point that it's causing disruption to sleep. Looking to see if someone can help ASAP. There's good access from below , but not all is accessible from below. Upstairs is tenanted and carpeted, so looking at possibility of screw through to lock boards to joists as per the below link ... and that tool is available locally at Mitre 10 ...... ?gclid=CjwKCAjw7--KBhAMEiwAxfpkWDvA925nZuyPlo_u9pFF-5_3bb5Gg...

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Hole in door.

Posted 6 days ago

Small hole roughly 10x10cm in a wooden door that needs fixing and painting. Not particularly urgent.

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Retail store cabinetry and mirror installation

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking for an experienced builder or cabinetmaker to install cabinets, a mirror and a POS counter into a small retail store in Bank Arcade, Wellington. There are three x freestanding arched display units measuring 1500 w x 2200 high. These need to be attached to a wall with screws, you can just make out in the image there's a shelf that then clips into place and hides the screws. The mirror has 2x split battens which need to be screwed to the wall, then the mirror locates onto t...

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Deck over bank

Posted 1 week ago

Build a deck over the bank 2 meters out from land with the decking as wide as 20+25 meters wide. We'll need mix of some glass balustrade and some wooden balustrade.

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Balustrade, Deck Replacement, Door/Window Frame.

Posted 1 week ago

There's a deck and balustrade that needs to be replaced, as well as a door frame and window frame in the garage that also need to be replaced as neither the door nor window can be opened (or closed) easily. I also need a small retaining wall near the balcony done, but if that's not in your skillset, I will post a different job.

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Maintenance

Posted 1 day ago

We are in need of a few small jobs to be completed - door handles etc. As well as ongoing building and maintenance work.

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Replace railing on small outside deck

Posted 1 week ago

Outside deck has rotted hand rail which is a hazard and needs replacing. Photos are attached. I'm fine to paint the new rail once it is installed.

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Canterlever porch post

Posted 1 week ago

I need one of my porch supporting posts canterlevered to allow more space to park car off road

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Decking repairs

Posted 4 days ago

Limited repairs to decking in time for summer - also refurbishment of outdoor furniture (carpentry). This is a relatively small job to be completed asap.

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Large Built-in Shelves

Posted 6 days ago

Looking to get some bespoke shelving built along the full width and height of a wall - approx 3m wide and standard height ceiling. Prefer that shelves be adjustable, and cabinet doors along the bottom.

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Urgent: window sill replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Wooden window sill replacement needed. Currently about to get the window double glazed and the glazier discovered rot that has meant the outer window sill will need to be replaced before the window can go in. It’s a small job; but needed ASAP

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Add and repair flashing

Posted 1 day ago

Small leaks x2, some swelling around window and door frame from water. Flashing and potentially window edging may need repairing or replacing.

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Water ingress and new window

Posted 1 week ago

We have 3 maintenance items that need doing on our property 1. One window and sill needs full replacement - a new window has been ordered to match the others at the property. Cladding contain asbestos - have a management report for your reference. 2. after the massive rain storms we had a couple of months ago some water made its way through the south side/basement wall of the downstairs bedroom which we need to get fixed/ stop additional water coming in. Likely solution = waterproofing th...

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Deck repairs and fortification

Posted 6 days ago

Need low level repairs and fortification to decking for CCC purposes. Please contact me on ... for the list of work required and for further information. Thank you

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Floorboard repair

Posted 5 days ago

2 floorboards in our kitchen have cracked and we are looking for someone to figure out why this has happened (check out any structural issues) and repair. We are looking for someone who will do a thorough job.

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Construct awning over front door

Posted 6 days ago

We need an awning to be constructed over our front door. To look pretty and protect from rain. Will suit a carpenter or handy man with carpentery skills.

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Kitchen

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for someone to come measure the kitchen, order and install them please

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 206,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Wooden Headboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Doors and window need fixing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Can you stop rain coming in my front door?

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Flooring - particle board replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Box corners

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck restoration/replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hang a rimu internal door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace the rotting bearer/beam

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small wooden tīrewa in Wellington

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove 30m2 wooden floor boards and framing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Balustrading and other stuff #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd October 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Replacing aged decking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Laundry bench top, shelf and door installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Patch section of flooring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace rotten framing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small carpentry repair to plywood basement door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace flooring


10th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck repair #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Connaught Tce repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Low level platform

Work carried out by a subcontractor

22nd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Carpenters in Wellington

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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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd NZ Property Maintenance Solutions Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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Sorted Construction Limited

Joined May 2021

Hi, I am a Licensed Building Practitioner and Qualified builder. Have been in this trade now for 15years have worked both commercial and residential. Ive just started my own business. I Specialise in minor and major renovations, building and maintenance. We are Masters in structural alteration and repairs our work is clean and tidy and always deliver quality service ....we are here to get it sor...

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Dotco Construction Limited

Joined December 2020

We are a small but reliable team that take pride in our work and can cover many types of building work such as; *NEWBUILDS *RENOVATIONS *DECKS & PERGOLAS *MAINTENANCE and MORE! At DotcoConstruction Ltd We provide competitive quotes and will attempt to beat any quote.

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Reno Man

Joined April 2015

Hi, I have been in the industry for over 30 years. - Installing and designing kitchens and bathrooms. - Landscaping properties - Alterations - and everything in between! My collegue Andrew is licensed so we can tackle any project you have in mind. We specialise in minor renovations although our last project was a 4 month complete renovation of a 1940's house. Your project is in good han...

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City Works

Joined November 2017

Hi City Works specialize in residential landscape design and construction. We have a small team of skilled staff to complete your landscapin­g needs in profession­al manner. We love working outdoors. Build fences, retaining walls, driveways, dig' outs, pathways. Work to enhance your property install synthetic/artificial lawn, ready lawn, paving and tiling Can accommodat­e jobs both big a...

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The Odd Job Guy

Joined September 2021

Hi, I offer handyman services to the greater wellington area, from my base in Whitby, Porirua. I have years of experience behind me, which I use to bring you great quality work, at an affordable price.

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Infinity Building Contractors

Joined September 2021

Hi, My business partner and I have a combined experience of 20+ years in commercial and residential renovations. We also take on smaller jobs from time to time, such as the addition of new walls, fences and flooring. We are extremely hardworking and meticulous with our work and ensure we always meet project deadlines. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on a bud...

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

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

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RazorBuild

Joined March 2021

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

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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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Dan

Joined January 2021

Hi I’m Daniel and I’m going through my apprenticeship as a builder also I have 4 years experience building houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years and I’m specialised in deck I’m very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion

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JKlass Construction Limited

Joined September 2021

Hi there we have been building for 10 plus years with experience in high end homes to small renovations. Specialise in finishing work. (Shopefitter by trade) Open to anything, Kids play houses, toys, Man caves, or just a revamp of your kitchen or bathroom. We pride ourselves in doing an A-Class job to the highest of quality. No jobs too small

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Mr Gib

Joined April 2010

12 years experience in fixing stopping and finishing Gib and coving. I also do tiling and have my waterproofing certificate for wet areas. I'm fully kitted out as a builder/handyman and happy to view and take on any sort of home maintenance job be it fencing tiling or any repairs. Happy to pop by and advise/quote. This will cost you nothing.

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Building Detail

Joined November 2013

Building Detail provides a range of high quality carpentry services at a reasonable price including: - Full project management - New homes - Renovations and alterations - Kitchen and bathroom upgrades - Fences, decks, and pathways - Maintenance and repairs - Shop fit outs Regan, Building Detail's director, is a qualified licensed building practitioner with over 15 years experience...

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Josh Hazelhurst

Joined August 2019

Hi, we have been gardening for 3+ years and we have been collecting gardening waste, weed spraying, weed removal, water blasting, general laboring, lawn mowing, planting flowers, and gardening for even longer. We enjoy being outdoors and would be thrilled for the opportunity to improve your garden for you. We will make sure that we will provide you an outstanding service at a great price. $50.00...

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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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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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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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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Solid Industries Ltd

Joined March 2020

Hi, We specialize in residential & Property maintenance inside and out. helping you un-stick Sticky doors to finishing off the kitset kitchen you brought but never got round to installing. We also re-build fences, gates, decks etc etc.

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