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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.

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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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Helen Rickit

Posted 3 weeks ago

1. Affixing large numbers to side of house. 2. Affixing central heating vent to wall. 3. Replace old grouting in shower .

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Repairs to timber gate and sections of decking

Posted 2 weeks ago

The side gate which is built of timber will not close because a post holding it to the house needs replacing. Also, some of the planks in the timber decking have deteriorated and need to be replaced.. I would like the work done as soon as possible.

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Doors has to be trimmed and put back because new carpet has been laid

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have done a new carpet, due to which 14 doors in the house are not getting closed properly. They need to be trimmed and put back properly. Some new latches need to be fit in doors.

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Fix timber window sill internal

Posted 2 days ago

Had a minor fire on window sill has a small area that needs to be repaired to new need to be done ASAP. I have some materials which might be able to be used.

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Carpenter needed to help update downstairs

Posted 1 week ago

Regibbing lounge, dinning and kitchen ceilings ready for new light fixtures. Removing pantry and small retiling job underneath old pantry space for the fridge to go over. Installing shelving on wall on either side of the oven for microwave and small appliance storage. Pantry job the most urgent and to be done first. Ideally pantry removed during June, early July.

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Macrocarpa Block

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, I would like 3 x oiled macrocarpa blocks 400 width x 400 depth x 500 height to use as side tables in our lounge. Thanks, Katie

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Helen Hamblin

Posted 1 week ago

We have bought a new wall oven and need to reconfigure/build new cabinets on one side of our kitchen to fit it in and make better use of the space. We need the work doing asap so that we can have the oven delivered and installed.

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Jewellers Desk

Posted 3 weeks ago

Desk - Front 1030mm. 1110mm side. 680mm width.

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Repair ceiling / possible roof leak

Posted 2 weeks ago

New home (3 years old) looks like ceiling in one area near skylight doesn’t look good. Need someone to please inspect and repair if there is leak or old Leak issues. Skylight was resealed a year ago by builder because we saw water. No ceiling issues at that time, and builder said fine. Builder no longer in operation so looking for someone to please inspect and repair, because it doesn’t seem fine and want to address before it gets worse. Have advised insurer about possible issue. Doesn’t feel so...

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Pergola with Nova Roof

Posted 1 day ago

We have a large deck which sits on top of an internal room which is showing signs of water leakage and requires a total rebuild, however, we will likely do this next year. I require a temporary Pergola constructed on this deck with a clear Nova coil roof or similar running from the building to near the edge of the deck to reduce water access.

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Mireka Aloai

Posted 1 week ago

Remove wardrobe doors , frame and gib over plaster and paint . (the wardrobe has been used to create access to the garage below ) there is however a cavity above the wardrope which a cupboard is to be created.

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Curtain tracks

Posted 2 weeks ago

Curtain tracks need to be fixed and a broken chair leg needs to be done

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David Jones Sales Counter

Posted 2 weeks ago

1. De-fit and dispose of existing sales counter SC1 (white counter) 2. Relocate existing sales counter SC2 (black counter) from same level to SC1 location 3. Modify SC2 to create addition POS location > Including onsite cutting of Ceasarstone > Remove 'POS module caucus' from SC1 to install to SC2 4. Allow for all works to be conducted outside trading hours. Note: Project management, power & data technician will be provided. More drawings and images available by request

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Fix door handles

Posted 4 days ago

Fix two door handles in the house. 1 drooping handle and 1 handle which came off, and stays loose when pushed back on.

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General maintenance

Posted 2 weeks ago

Repair of shelter over front door, with replacement of shingles Replacement of rotten windowsill and flashing around window (1st floor over roof) Flashing or similar to prevent leak where garage roof is against house Replacement of bolts/screws in about 30 lengths of bracing on piles (currently 6mm- need to be 12mm)

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Deck

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for a carpenter to build a wrap around deck. Hardwood. Approximately 37m2. Approximately 0.6m high.

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Install dog door

Posted 3 weeks ago

Install dog flap or door in hole in the wall. Wooden house Likely to have been cat flap there prior.

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Skirting for staircase

Posted 3 weeks ago

I am in the process of decorating - in the hall I have 2 internal stairs, 1 x 6 step, 1 x 7 step and would like to have skirting board installed on them both. From a finish perspective I would like one full piece of timber on each side of the steps as opposed to individual mitred timber on each step (hope that makes sense). There is also a small hall that needs skirting. Some remedial work is required on each set of stairs as I will be installing a wood flooring on to them. One set of the s...

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Cat flap and back door replacement

Posted 1 week ago

As soon as possible without any fast track fees. We have two options to install our cat flap: The first is to cut a hole through a weatherboard wall, weather seal and install cat flap here. The second is to purchase a new wooden door and have someone install locks, cut a hole for the catflap and install this new door with door and hardware provided. We want to choose the cheaper option of these two.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 136,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Step Deck

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

4th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window seat

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

exterior repairs


1st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Wooden gate repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Veranda post replacement and upgrade balcony supports

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

weatherboard replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Deck and balustrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

deck and trellising replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Repair/Replace Deck Railing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repairs to wooden sill

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wardrobe restoration

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plywood box cutting ply only

Work carried out by a subcontractor

29th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plane two doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

collapsed floor board in lounge/dodgy floor in master bedroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd June 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Steps install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Cantilevered deck repair in Johnsonville

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Door hinge repair and cat flap door installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removing Perspex and replacing with new watertight Perspex

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor balustrade


27th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace old deck with new

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Maca Brothers Building and Roofing Limited

Joined September 2014

Hello, My name is Lawrence from Maca Brothers Building and Roofing Limited and we are a licensed building Practitioner company with 25 years building and Roofing experience. We cover a wide range of building and Roofing work which include jobs such as Re roofing and Re pitching old roofs. We also cover general residential building work as we have both qualified builders and qualified roofers....

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G & M Smith Contractors

Joined August 2011

Hi we have been in business since 2000 specialising in all property maintenance and repairs, I am a qualified builder and we have been operating a painting plastering service for this time also, we cover building repairs,interior and exterior painting, interior plastering, section clearing, etc etc... we also use qualified and trusted sub contractors for electrical, plumbing, lino and carpet layin...

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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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Truline Group NZ

Joined May 2018

Truline Group's building contractors are specialists in building fences, decks, garden sheds, pergolas & retaining walls. Over the last 10 years we have built a brand of assurance providing a reputable service throughout the lower North Island.

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Concept Maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, Over the past 20 years I have been doing home renovations, plastering, painting and general building maintenance.. Most recently my team have undertaken earthquake strengthen to commercial properties and full fitouts. Will consider any maintenance jobs from changing light bulbs to full renovations. We will go above and beyond, we pride ourselves on professional practice.

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Lister Furniture & Cabinetry Ltd

Joined September 2017

We specialise in the manufacture and restoration of furniture and cabinetry, modification to existing joinery and units with the focus on doing a job once and doing it properly. We also tackle maintenance issues, repairs to property and buildings with the same attention to detail. With over 25 years in the trade industry, we stand by our work and believe in doing a quality job every time.

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Orkney Developments Limited

Joined April 2016

Hi we build new homes, carry out renovations/alterations and do general maintenance work as well. Our passion is energy efficient passive solar homes, but we are open to any carpentry work. We have a team of highly skilled and licensed tradesmen, as well as an apprentice and hammer hand. We pride ourselves on our integrity and putting you the client first. If you choose to work with us you w...

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Host My Property

Joined December 2010

Hi. We've been doing house renovations and general property management and maintenance for 20 years, generally focussing on smaller jobs. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and quality workmanship

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Painting and Property Maintenance

Joined December 2018

Painting and Property Maintenance offers quality job for reasonable and affordable prices. We provide professional full-service in interior- exterior house painting and renovating. We also provide full service in gardening and lawn mowing. Quality is our priority means we pride ourselves in our work ethics and our determination to ensure that we exceed above and beyond our customer expectations e...

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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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CDM Wellington Ltd

Joined January 2017

With a wide range of experience our team can help with your new build, alterations, fences, decks and demolitions. We are flexible, working with a wide range of mediums internally and externally to create beautiful, sustainable, healthy and warm environments. Over the past 3 years we have worked on numerous projects. We have built 5 new homes over the top of Newlands in a SED (Structural...

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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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Simply Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2018

Simply property maintenance aims to make property maintenance simple. By using experienced, qualified and tested staff we make any project stress and hassle free for the client. Understanding their needs and personal requirements means we can tailor any job around you, the client. With our vast network of trades people and our professional consultancy team our goal is to deliver a high quality...

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Oriel

Joined March 2016

Oriel is a reliable, high quality building service specialising in repair and renovation, but we do it all from a new home, bathroom or kitchen to insulating your roof, hanging a door or replacing a weatherboard. Trade qualified, we take care of it all from the building work to decorating and along with our reliable team of subcontractors you're in safe hands. Our aim is to make it easy and hassle...

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Better Brothers Construction

Joined December 2017

We are a new family company based in central Wellington with over 12 years experience in renovations, new builds, extensions and multi-story concrete construction - Both our directors Stefano and Samuel are on site and on the tools so you directly benefit from our expertise. We believe in a safe, tidy site, a strong work ethic and doing things right!

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Handymaniac

Joined June 2016

What characterizes my work, is the responsibility, whatever the size of the job. The people call me a perfectionist, it's just the way of doing my work. I have more than 30 years of good experience more than a half working for the film industry building film sets in the U.S. Carpentry and professional painting.

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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White Cloud Landscaping

Joined November 2017

I have over 20 years experience in landscaping all sizes of properties. We specialise in timber work on decks, fences, retaining walls but are well versed in all aspects of making your property reach it's full potential. I look forward to meeting you to discuss how we can bring your vision to life.

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DnR Contracting

Joined April 2019

We specialise in the smaller jobs the big building companies have no time for. We do most things and have over 25 years joint experience in the building industry. We pride ourselves on providing a fantastic service so you will he happy to recommend us to others.

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there, I'm available to do general handyman work, gibbing / painting/ fencing / decking / plastering / general non compliance building work / lawn mowing / landscaping etc . Have been doing this on and off some 30 years . Any job considered. Available weekends if job requires .

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