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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.

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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Replace joinery laundry

Posted 2 weeks ago

Water damage has caused some joinery to swell up like weetbix. This needs replacing.

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Mounting bookcases

Posted 5 days ago

I have x6 1.5x1.5m bookcases which need to be carefully mounted on a wall

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Panelling walls to my storage room in our basement.

Posted 3 days ago

I have a storage room in my basement but there are only timber and concrete walls around it which looks untidy and ugly. I plan to panel couple walls around it and also need a sliding door as well. Please contact me if you feel you have good experiences on this kind of job or worked on some similar project before. Thanks.

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Build a 5x5meter deck

Posted 4 days ago

Build a 5x5 meter deck with steps

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Residential External work required

Posted 3 days ago

Have just purchased home. Have a number of small-medium sized jobs as pointed out by Building report. Priorities is work required to address moisture ingress ie - flashings around windows including sealant if required and on boxed corners, timber chucks around windows perhaps replacing trim/scribers to make thicker. Replacement of a few split/worn weatherboards (cedar) and those that contact ground to be replaced and taken off ground contact to avoid rot. Other things that can be discussed are...

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Remove odd boards and replace (matai)

Posted 5 days ago

remove odd wood used to repair matai floor (chipboard and pine I think) plus a small metal plate. replace with matai boards to the nearest join pack one corner of the room to level the floor there NO sanding or other work required.

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Extending deck and fence

Posted 2 weeks ago

Planning to extend the existing deck, approximately 20m2.and extend the fence too ( 1mx 4.3m)

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External door framework replacement

Posted 4 days ago

I have some external (French) doors which have been left to the elements and taking a closer look I can see that some of the wooden framework has become exposed and is rotting. There may be some extra work that needs doing as exterior maintenance has generally been neglected, but at a minimum I'm wanting to get the rotten timber removed and replaced as soon as possible to protect the entryway and prevent worse damage.

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Windows & gate hinges

Posted 3 days ago

Small job to replace rusting hinges in 2 wooden window frames (exterior). Roughly 3 metres above ground. By the end of October. I have left the price indicator set on lowest setting, because we can discuss price first. Also replace gate hinges. Alternatively replacement of the gate with a new one, depending on price. We can discuss price and negotiate timeframe. -David

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Outdoor deck

Posted 6 days ago

I would like somebody to come over and to please give me a price indication /quote to have a deck put up around the back of our property

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Finishing carpenter

Posted 6 days ago

I require a carpenter to install 5 'invisible' doors, attach locks to external doors etc.

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Minor house maintenance

Posted 2 weeks ago

two outside gates repaired, back step repaired, small section of inside wall repaired, small section of skirting board replaced.

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Floating deck over waterproof membrane

Posted 2 days ago

Hard wood deck for outdoor balcony . Need a floating system as the floor of the balcony is waterproof membrane. It's probably about 15-20 sqm. Not urgent but would be good to get done for summer. If this ends up being a good job there is a second larger deck available for the same treatment .

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Install kaboodle bench top

Posted 1 week ago

Replacing bench with kaboodle bench top. Old top screws off, new bench top will need one small cut in corner and then fixed to the counter. Pretty sure it can just be re screwd although may need additional bracing.

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Base Plate

Posted 1 week ago

Replace rotted out base plate

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Bedroom window + Clothesline

Posted 5 days ago

Window in a villa / character home doesn't close and needs to be closed shut Clothesline needs to be fitted and installed

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Deck remedial work

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am in the process of applying for a Certificate of Acceptance for a deck attached to my apartment (1st story). An engineer has highlighted a few aspects that need to be fixed up before the cert can be issued. I am after a builder who can assist with this.

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Construction of internal wall and door (partition)

Posted 6 days ago

Construction of internal wall (with door) partition to separate the lounge from the kitchen area. Plastering and painting to complete the job. Urgent time-scale. Can start today!!

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New Deck

Posted 3 days ago

Supply materials and construct a new deck (approx 60sqm) and stairs from back door to cover grassed area. Work to be completed this year.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 146,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Window reveal replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing skirting and scotia

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rebuild of Existing Deck

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor balustrade


27th 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

Replacement skirting boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden windbreak

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Deck railing repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paint deck and put up bamboo screening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck and balustrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
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

Deck for Spa Pool

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Helen Hamblin

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Platform/landing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Fix Chin-up bar to wall in garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck on backyard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Put up hooks in ceiling for a hammock and trapeze

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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DTS building

Joined July 2019

Hi we've been building for 10 plus years so we have alot of experience in building, while I specialize in Windows repairing and installing I also do smaller jobs like hanging doors from time to time (plasterboard installing, fence, cladding , Demolition. Etc) Maintenance work myself and another tradesman work together (when needed) work in a professional manner and hard to meet deadlines fo...

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Total Building Solutions

Joined August 2018

Hi, we have a range of Builders, Tilers, Plasterers, General Tradespeople , Hammerhands Asbestos workers and labourers so we can tailor an expert to your specific job. We work across greater Wellington.

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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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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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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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2PiR Construction

Joined June 2019

I’m 28 years of extensive experienced in Construction specialized in Carpentry works, Structural and Architectural Design, from Set out to Fit out, Foundation to Roof, Exterior Cladding, Interior Cladding, Concrete Staircase, Timber Staircase ( fabricating), Install of doors, door jamb and window and all relating to carpentry works. I’ve learned different techniques to make the job right. And hav...

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Wellington Handyman

Joined February 2014

Looking for a hand around the house or just don't want to shell out hundreds for tools you might not use again then contact your local handyman no job is to small We have experience with a wide range of tooling from painting to door installation. We stand by every job we do and offer a one year guarantee Payment expected within 1 week of receiving the invoice otherwise a $80 late payment pe...

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NBC Ltd

Joined August 2017

NBC Ltd is an experienced Wellington painter and decorator business committed to exceptional service to deliver all interior and exterior house painting jobs on time and within budget. I can also fixed or repaired house both inside and outside. For inside I can do the wall, plastering, chipboard, doors and ceiling, outside I can do the weatherboard and roof, I can also do a fence. To make your...

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DBP construction

Joined March 2018

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

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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

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

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Walter Millar

Joined May 2007

Hi there i am a fully qualified tradesman, with 25 years experience in all aspects of building - mainly in the domestic setting. Over this time we have completed many projects of varying sizes from new housing, major extensions and additions, down to some much smaller work - repairs, maintenance etc.

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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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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 / waterblastering / landscaping / etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 30 odd years . Any job considered. Available weekends if job requires.

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Kapiti Builders

Joined June 2016

We are Residential Carpenters based in the Kapiti region. We love what we do and our work speaks for itself. Please visit our website; kapitibuilders.co.nz. We will guarantee all our work and will provide quotes in most situations. Our aim is to add value, and increase satisfaction for clients in their homes.

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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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Oncore

Joined August 2019

We provide full property maintenance and repair solutions from small jobs such as fixing a broken window latch or waterblasting your deck, to kitchen and bathroom installations, fencing and decks and building work. We pride ourselves on our professional and prompt service and delivering solutions that meet your needs.

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Glass Innovate Ltd

Joined February 2019

Glass Innovate is one of Wellingtons top Glass and Glazing companies. Our professional qualified glaziers can install anything to do with glass. From a simple single pane window, to specialized unusual projects that other glaziers wouldn't touch, we can do anything. Some of what we can do include: Splashbacks Frameless Showers Glass Table Tops Customized Aquariums Windows Mirrors Balus...

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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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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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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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