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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

External vents need scribers

Posted 2 days ago

We have had 3 external vents installed on our weatherboard house which require scribers installed. 2 of them are located at approx. 5-6m off the ground while the other is located approx. 3-4m off the ground.

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Cupboards

Posted 2 days ago

Cupboards to extend floor to ceiling to cover pipe work and have a false bottom. The dimensions are 260 x 245 (height) x 80 cm. It’s a rumpus room so flexible what design will work best. We will want more shelving than hanging space. The area is shown in photo.

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Creating a new frame + door to replace existing trifold door

Posted 1 week ago

Internal door to master bedroom is currently wooden trifold, full height. We want it replaced with a frame and new door (possibly full height too depending on cost).

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Birch Plywood Vanity

Posted 1 week ago

Materials for vanity (including countertop,drawers, body etc.) - Birch ply (thickness - as shown in the image below/not too sure what it is sorry) Dimensions: length = 1200mm depth = 460mm height = 420mm The length needs to be fixed but I've read that the depth and height are usually around this. Could you please advise if these measurements need to change? Need by mid-late August! Sink to be provided by the client and it will be a countertop sink. see photo of something similar w...

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Window sills #2

Posted 1 week ago

Need to replace with dow sills in Lounge/Dining room, Kitchen and Bedroom.

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Decking And Patio

Posted 1 week ago

I need a front deck (for the kids to run around) including levelling a slight slope plus a backyard patio (big enough to fit a large outdoor table and large umbrella). Also need a small space fenced to keep the kids in - preferably something temporary that’s cheap but not tacky,

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Install recirculating rangehood

Posted 2 weeks ago

Install Fisher and Paykel recirculating rangehood HF60LW4 Rangehood, 60cm

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Glenwood

Posted 1 week ago

15m2 deck ( 500 high) with pergola and poly card cover. Short wooden paling fence and gate. Ramp up to deck.

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Window frame restoration/replacement and reglazing

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, we are looking for a joiner to repair/rebuild a few rotten window frames around the house - along with related reglazing and some additional re-puttying work. Happy for you to attack all the work at once or bit by bit. Thanks very much.

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35m2 Deck with architect plans +/- window openings

Posted 2 weeks ago

1. 35m2 deck - Architect plans (see attached document) being submitted for consent this week 2. Also see plans for two new windows requiring new openings and french doors to deck requiring removal of window and widening of opening . Note: can be done as a seperate job if only want to do the deck

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Split level residential deck plus steps

Posted 2 weeks ago

Approx 30m2 total area. Zone 1 is ground level approx 4m x 5m. Zone 2 is 3.8m x 2m with a step down, raised area is 600mm above ground level. Looking for hardwood construction. High quality finish. Job completion by xmas.

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Replace deck doors

Posted 2 weeks ago

These doors are wrecked - leaking etc. Need to source and install new ones. Surrounding window panes need looked at and possibly replaced too.

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Fix French Doors to fit after rain

Posted 1 week ago

We have a set of wooden french doors that needs someone to fix the wood around where the lock is, it's not holding the lock properly - need it done ASAP?? Thanks Nicolette

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Deck Landscaping and Concrete driveway

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, • I’m looking to build a deck with a pergola (approximately 3 x 8m). I’m also looking at covering 3 sides with either bi-fold doors or pulldown shades (that can be used in a very high wind zone). • I also have a requirement for a concrete walkway (10x2m) and some landscaping work. • Also, there is a requirement to cut and remove part of the existing Driveway and replace it (exposed Aggregate with black oxide). The toby needs to sink in a bit ore and the curb needs to be cut to give acc...

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Carpentry- kitchen installation, door replacement

Posted 1 day ago

Install kitchen and replace front external door of house in porirua.

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Water coming in under door / leak fixed and small floor area repaired

Posted 2 weeks ago

In the middle of decorating and have noticed a small area of flooring, 1m x 0.5m, is required to be replaced and leak sealed. Water has come in through the wall by deck door. Have removed GIB and wet floor and can identify the leak. Bottom door frame may need to be replaced as well due to swelling in the floor boards.

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Hole in a door panel.

Posted 1 week ago

Our dog chewed a hole into an external door. The white on the photo is dog repellent we sprayed on (easy to wipe off).

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Frame

Posted 5 days ago

Carpenter required to build simple frame with treated timber to attach a fine mesh over to prevent birds from flying in to roost inside the storage shed. Will need to follow the contour of the house and roofing to ensure no gaps are left. Front and back views shown along with an idea of what may be done. Should be a quick job if you're in the area.

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Shelving /cupboards

Posted 6 days ago

As you can see in the picture we currently have some builtin shelves on one side on the wall in a corner. We want to create a corner set of shelving that also houses the tv.

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Rotten cladding/framing repairwork

Posted 1 week ago

We have a carport that includes a rotten timber frame and spouting that needs to be repaired. In addition we have cladding at the front bottom of our house that is butted directly onto the grass and is consequently rotting. Not sure what the requirements or options are around this, but it needs to brought into line with current standards...

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 201,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Connaught Tce repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Windows, ceiling and door trimmings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace flooring


10th 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

Extend existing deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th 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

Deck extension and retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd April 2021

Workmanship
 5
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

installing fence mounted clothes line

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Building two window seats with storage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Flooring - particle board replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Deck repair #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck or pavers

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

Low level platform

Work carried out by a subcontractor

22nd May 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

Wooden Headboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

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Keane Contracting

Joined August 2019

We do it all Keane Contracting is a family run business specializing in a range of services such as: General Construction, Building Inspections, Earth Works, Painting, Concreting, Property Cleaning and Grounds Maintenance. We network with other professional contractors to assist with any specific property maintenance needs you may have, leaving you stress free with top quality results at...

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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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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 11 yrs experience. Pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Spent my time Specializing in architectural new builds/renovations. Yet Have extensive knowledge and experience doing everything from repiling to reroofing and just about everything in between. No job too small, get in contact now.

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Brandon Richards Carpentry

Joined July 2019

Carpentry & Toughened Glass Works Awning / Pergolas Decks / Staircases Fences / Balustrades Shade Screens / Feature Walls Flooring Interior Fit out Door & Window Replacement Maintenance

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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting 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, and Taihape. Our service...

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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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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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BIM Projects Ltd

Joined March 2020

BIM Projects Ltd - Technology Leading Construction. Residential alterations and additions specialists with over 18+ years experience in the construction industry. For all your Construction, Site and Project Management requirements. Licensed Building Practitioners. NZ Certified Builders - Member no. 6419

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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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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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Sticks and Stones Landscape Construction and Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined June 2018

Sticks & Stones have been busy in Wellington for over 20 years . We are now a top 100 Builderscrack Tradie, across all trades ...as reviewed by Buildercrack customers. Landscaping and property work for private and commercial customers. Throughout the greater Wellington area. Building new or renovating the tired. Your satisfaction is our priority.

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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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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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Koia Builders

Joined September 2020

Hi homeowners, my name is Lance Tapiki. I am a qualified builder with over 8 years in the trade, looking to expand as a sole contractor. Contact me for all your renovation needs

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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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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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Excel Property Services

Joined May 2021

Hi, we are your friendly local tradie team who pride ourselves on delivering exceptional results for our clients. We specialise in painting and decorating and general handyman jobs. We believe our commitment to communicating and working with the customer to achieve the desired result is the key to our success.

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MB Building Ltd

Joined May 2021

Here at MB Building we focus on communication between us and our clients being one of our many strong points. We are a Lower Hutt based company that specializes in jobs of all sizes, big and small. From decks and fences to renovations. We hold a current and up to date LBP (Licensed Building Practitioner) qualification and pride ourselves on producing a quality finish to all of our work.

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Manaia Build Nz

Joined February 2020

... ... New Kitchens. Bespoke custom furniture. Entertainment Units. Shop Fit outs. High End cabinetry. Renivations. New Bathrooms. New Showers. New Flooring. Staircases. Decks. New Houses. All Building works. Text or call ... ... ...

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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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