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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.

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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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

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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

Rotten window sill #2

Posted 1 week ago

Our bathroom window sill is rotting and needs to be either completely replaced or the rot cut out and filled. Measurements are 178cm x 8cm along the long side, and 50cm x 8 cm on the shorter side (please see pictures below).

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Rustic wall unit/media centre

Posted 1 week ago

Hiya, Looking for someone to replicate this (or similar), and get a quote. Thanks 👍

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Hataitai stairs

Posted 5 days ago

Replace and repile front stairs landing and stairs. Replace a few weather boards on side of house.

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Window sill replacement

Posted 14 hours ago

The bottom runner on my window sill has taken on water and parts have deteriorated . Just need to replace the one long board in the photo .

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Urgent job -Installing Handrail in shower

Posted 5 days ago

We need a quote to install a handrail in our mothers shower which is over her bath - it is quite urgent as she had a fall

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Cornice/Scotia install in lounge/dining/kitchen

Posted 6 days ago

Cornice/Scotia molding to be put up in the kitchen, dining, and lounge open plan area. The ceilings are vaulted/cathedral style as it is a Lockwood home from the late 60s. There are a couple to beams which will need to have molding on the transitions as well. We are thinking to use quarter round as the molding since this is used elsewhere in the home. Open to other options though if simpler.

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Build first floor deck

Posted 1 week ago

Would like to add a first floor timber deck to an existing house on a flat site. Proposed timber floor and balustrade, with external stairs to the outdoor grassed area. Would like to have work complete within 6-9 months.

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Replace hinges

Posted 3 days ago

Replace hinges on 4 casements

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New Deck

Posted 5 days ago

New deck required - sorry unsure of the exact size but relatively big.

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Create frame and fit worktop bench in laundry

Posted 6 days ago

We have a worktop bench through a friend and are keen to use it in the laundry but it needs a frame made for it to go on etc. and the bench top will need cutting to size and fitting etc.

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Tidy up/box up small area of garden

Posted 1 week ago

Nothing fancy, just want an area of small garden boxing up to look tidier - the area of work indicated in the picture (about 2m at its widest) is to be ready for laying artificial turf (or gravel) on the weedmat area and eventual extending of walkway/decking to side of house - you can quote for that work too if you like. Sorry its a bit of a climb up to the house - 60 steps from roadside.

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Kitchen Bench Install

Posted 1 day ago

We need the following work completed in our Kitchen: *Install of Oven Carcass *New Kitchen Bench cut and installed to include *the Install of a Microwave Shelf above the fridge. *Install New Kitchen doors & hinges The Kitchen bench is Wooden and Kitchen Components, shelf, doors etc are Kaboodle from bunning's. Existing kitchen Carcass's are also Kaboodle therefore installation of new hinges and doors should be straight forward.

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Barge and weatherboard replacement

Posted 6 days ago

Hi, I need a quote for rotten barge and weatherboard repairs on single storey property.

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Small deck behind guestroom

Posted 1 week ago

I had a small concrete deck removed behind my house and now need a (wooden) replacement. Quite small area~ 5qm maybe but not rectangular and a heat-pump in the way. The deck is in a flat area but the house has really bad access with lots of steps.

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Rains under the back wooden door

Posted 1 day ago

When there's a hard rain from the north, the rain comes right under the door. I have a door rain flap, and have previously replaced the stairs/doorstop /door to try to solve this. The boards and lino inside have been replaced a few times now - so this is not a new problem. I think i need a clever solution, possibly involving a shelter over the top of this decked multi- height area.

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Assemble the new bed

Posted 1 week ago

I got new bed but I don’t know how to fix all their parts.

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Carport repair

Posted 2 days ago

Check for structural damage and repair carport hit by van. Facia needs replacing along front and part side. Cracks in support beam need checking, might only be superficial. Paint new facia board . Repaint post and beam where paint all cracked by jarring.

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Door conversion

Posted 1 day ago

I have two sets of old wardrobe doors (4x doors) and I would like to convert them to two (or three) sets of folding doors. They currently measure 510mm and 610mm wide. The idea is to convert them so that I can use them on the front of a storage cupboard, without them taking up as much space when open, ie the gap required becomes 305mm rather than 610mm. From my basic research it is possible to do but would require the hinges to be rebated, which is beyond my abilities. I would also require them...

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Require to build a deck

Posted 2 days ago

The size of the area is 12.7m x 5.3m = ~ 67.3sq.m. My plan is: - the joist high 150mm - the measurement from surface to joist is 50mm - prefer to use Nurajack + nuraspike instead of the bearers to keep the budget lower

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Hall cupboard to laundry space conversion

Posted 1 week ago

I have a large cupboard next to the bathroom that I would like to get converted to a laundry space. The door frame is normal size so will probably need to be made bigger, but the actual cupboard is quite wide and deep. I want to get a front loading washing machine in there, and then a bench and shelves above. There is no power or drainage to the cupboard currently, but I can get that done separately if needed. Help with the best way to layout and approach the space would be appreciated.

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Recent carpentry reviews

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Fix or replace exterior door (laundry)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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Replacing balustrading on raised deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Build us a pergola

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General repairs and maintenance- door and kitchen cabinet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Repair or Rebuild Balustrade/Railing

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck restoration in Karori

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Strengthen deck and replace decking material

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rotting window frame to repair


24th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen and bathroom cupboards repairs and updo

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

URGENT: Door shaving required after carpet replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Fixing squeaky floor boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Design and build car park storage unit (based on existing)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Doors trimmed.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Louvre cupboard doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st June 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Car deck adjacent to house needs repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace window sill (inside)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor garden box and stairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New decking at entranceway and decking restoration


19th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace new large deck

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

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JDM Services

Joined October 2010

I have 17 years experience in the home maintenance area. 9 years as a Hire a Hubby now with my own company. I can undertake a variety of work around the property from minor repairs to interior/exterior painting, fences, decks, bathroom renovations etc. I also work in with a plumber, electrician, roofer and builder so can project manage a job for you to remove a lot of the hassles of having to ri...

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City works

Joined November 2017

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Hawk Ridge Construction Ltd

Joined June 2020

Hi, we have 15 years experience of working in residential construction. Fully qualified and licensed we have completed projects of varying sizes, from large architecturally designed new houses, to decks, to basic maintenance jobs. Bringing a team of trusted subcontractors we can manage all projects from inception to completion. With a focus on craft, communication and competitive pricing we are co...

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PMSW

Joined August 2019

We do it all "Property Maintenance Services Wellington" 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 wit...

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RBS Commercial & Residential Contractors

Joined November 2013

we are local wellington contracting company specializing in commercial and residential building, painting and plastering. From small jobs to the big jobs we have the team. Project management, shop fit out, Bathroom & Kitchen renovations , Commercial & Residential Painting & Decorating, Remedial Maintenance, Roof inspection, rectification, Asbestos removal & Incapsulation, House Alterations, Fencin...

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AH Contractors

Joined June 2020

I have been in the building industry for over 12 years, specializing in new builds and renovations. I am open and transparent with my clients, I have a high work ethic and I take pride in the work that I do. Services provide: - New builds, additions/alterations - Decks and fencing - Bathroom and Kitchen installations - General carpentry

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T Patterson builder

Joined August 2009

Straight from school and into carpentry. With 25 years in the trade and an eye for detail, you won't find anyone better. Check out some of my work at Tristan Patterson Builders on Facebook.

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Wai Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

We’ve been building for the last 7 years specialise in outdoor areas such as fences, Decks and Pergolas. We also will do small internal finishing construction jobs aswell.

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Press Build Limited

Joined April 2020

We are a small building company based company n the Hutt Valley, we specialise in renovations and new builds but are more than happy to look at smaller jobs. We take great pride in providing quality service and great work.

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Manley Builders

Joined November 2010

I have been a fully qualifed builder for 15 years. I have a reputation as an honest, hardworking builder and can provide references from previous Jobs I have done from satisfied customers. I take my work seriously, by sticking to the deadlines and costs we have agreed on prior to starting the job. Im not here to muck around - being a family man, Im here to provide a good honest service for ver...

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Maitai Construction Ltd

Joined April 2012

Hi there! We're a small Wellington owned & operated company based in Johnsonville, with a qualified & licenced building team. While we specialise 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 pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on bud...

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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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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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JS Build

Joined July 2016

Kia ora, A licensed qualified builder, with experience in both residential/commercial building and renovation/alterations, a passion for my job with perfection as my default, it would be a pleasure to assist in any way I can to assure a 100% satisfaction even after work has commenced to retain a good relationship and client base to the utmost professional standard.

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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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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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A C construction solutions Ltd

Joined October 2019

Hi, I’m a builder of 10 years l specialise in renovations, extensions, new builds, I also do smaller jobs including bathrooms, decks, fences, retaining walls. I pride myself on the quality of work and working with my clients to achieve what they want to there budget.

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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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Rubios Pro Limited

Joined August 2018

Hello There, We are a reliable and trustworthy company with the experience and skills required to be able to provide the most professional care to maintain your house looking as good as you would want it. We can ensure you that our workers are hardworking and are ready to finish the jobs as soon as required with a great quality job . Call us for a free quote, good prices guaranteed.

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Bespoke Wooden Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2018

Outdoor living solutions: gates, decks, fences, planter boxes and bar leaners to name a few. We specialise in the local manufacture and installation of wooden gates - and other landscape construction work. We also do flatpack assembly (including kitchens). QUOTES : We cannot come and do face to face quotes during lock down, Instead we are happy to do virtual meetings via zoom video or use p...

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