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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Fix a Deck

Posted 1 week ago

Need to repair a deck off our house - stairs have broken. Potentially build new deck

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Replace exterior fascia board

Posted 2 weeks ago

Broken fascia board needs to be replaced. Scaffolding is already set up (for painting purposes), so no ladder required.

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Kitchen Pantry cupboards supply and installation

Posted 3 days ago

I need extra space in pantry . Need new cupboards to go on top of existing cupboards to extend all the way to the ceiling . Would like to match the existing colour (cupboards were from Bunnings ) total width of cupboards 3m height 1m

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Walk in Robe Framed & Lined

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for some one to come in, demo some existing wardrobe area. Frame up the proposed walls and door, gib to finish.

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Side Wooden gate and door for alcove

Posted 3 weeks ago

Replace wooden side gate. Wooden frame plus door for alcove attached to house

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Bookcase install

Posted 1 week ago

Hi! This rainy day project is to form a wall build out to take a recessed bookshelf. The shelf is already made and is 700 wide and 1800 high. Open to this being done in either MDF (as the shelf can be screwed to the wall) or gib over framing. A small section of ceiling will need to be boxed down between the new case and a ceiling level change. Ceiling is to be boxed instead of coved as it will be a bit of a dog’s breakfast otherwise! Skirting will be client supplied, will need builder to please...

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Deck expansion

Posted 4 days ago

Replace and extend existing grou d level decking 25sqm Kwilla or Low maintenance composite.

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Boarding up a window

Posted 3 weeks ago

Old wooden window (100cm wide x 160cm high) bottom frame rotten and whole window needs taking out. Please provide a quote to board up the widow (need internal wall and external weather boards put in) with materilas and labour costs all inclusive. We will do the painting ourselves.

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Ranch Slider frame

Posted 2 weeks ago

Ranch Slider bottom board needs replacing Bottom of pantry wood needs replacing Hole in gib wall needs fixing Hinges on shed need replacing rusty

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Boxing in dishwasher #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hello! We would like to put some white paneling (potentially tongue and groove) to hide the back and side of our dishwasher under the breakfast counter in the photo attached. Flexible with options, just want basic job done. Thanks heaps! Georgia

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Replace rotten window stool and sill

Posted 2 weeks ago

Bottom stool and sill of a wooden window is rotten and needs replacing. Window is 1m wide. Please provide free quote.

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Shelves in bathroom

Posted 3 weeks ago

2 or 3 shelves in bathroom above washing machine

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Strengthen deck and replace decking material

Posted 3 weeks ago

Our front deck has a sag between two pillars. We would like a beam put underneath between the two pillars to remove the sag. We would also like the fibrolite on top of the deck replaced.

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Ceiling ladder

Posted 1 week ago

I want to install a drop down ceiling ladder. I'm not exactly sure where in the house would be the best place. I don't think a photo would be much help

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Installing polycarbonate plastic sheet for my house deck

Posted 5 days ago

Need someone to Install polycarbonate plastic sheet for my house deck .. it's not big and much need it ASAP

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Three odd jobs around the house

Posted 3 weeks ago

1. We need fix a bedroom door as handle is not working. 2. Corner Lazy Susan cupboard in kitchen has become out of sync. 3. A post that supports a small exterior gate is loose and the gate is therefore not opening and closing on the latch without physically lifting the gate. I can send photos if needed.

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Cutting of new doors for house

Posted 4 days ago

Quote required for cutting down the bottom of doors to fit into an existing house with new carpet. Approximately 6 doors. Work retirees to be performed in the next two weeks

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Resurface kitchen bench

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for some to resurface kitchen benchtop

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Patch/Repair/Replace particle board flooring

Posted 1 week ago

The particle board flooring on the upper level of my unit/townhouse has broken down and is giving way completely in a couple of places. I had a similar repair done to a spot in the kitchen about 18 months ago - since then other spots have appeared. I need to urgently repair the floor as the property is tenanted - but need an opinion on whether to replace the whole floor or just patch it. I don't want to be faced with the same situation in another 18 months. Carpet will need to be taken up and pu...

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Home improvements

Posted 2 weeks ago

Mirror and pictures hung, window catches replaced, small box cover made, cover lino/carpet join

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

New ceiling over existing one

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd March 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

Deck restoration in Karori

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 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

replace weather boards and replace/repair porch

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removing Gib and Batts from wall, replacing with higher grade Batts and plywood

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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

Patch floor where fireplace was removed - may be other units wanting same #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hall table modifications

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

Timber wall repair (Temporary)

Work carried out by a subcontractor

2nd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cut 5mm off bottoms of 4 internal doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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

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

Replacing balustrading on raised deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

roof trim repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Craftsman door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace rotten weather boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Builder needed this week before exterior painters start

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair cracked weather boards #2

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th March 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Bin Huang

Joined August 2014

Hi, I am a qualified and licenced builder with 7+ years building experience. I have done everything from new build to minor repair. I pride myself on providing top quality workmanship.

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LJF Building

Joined May 2016

LJF Building is an Licenced building practioner business run by qualified builder and Plimmerton local, Lliam Forsyth. With over 7years of building experience in a variety of fields including new builds, renovations roofing and digger work we complete any job to a high standard. Honest, reliable and hardworking; LJF building is a great choice for any work you require. Our main focus is to...

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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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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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PacBuild

Joined January 2018

Hi, My team have experience in a number of building projects which includes new builds, renovations and boundary fences, gates retaining walls etc. From time to time the team will do smaller jobs to fill in between projects. We pride ourselves on the quality of our workmanship while remaining conscious of delivering a project on time and on budget.

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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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Delaney Building and Maintenance

Joined September 2012

Hi I've been building for 30 years from new houses to alterations and extentions. office fit outs,kitchens, bathrooms. from large jobs to smallest we pride ourselves on eye for detail.And clear comunication through the whole process.

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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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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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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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J SCIASCIA Builders

Joined July 2016

Kia ora, A licensed qualified builder, with experience in both residential/commercial building and renovations, 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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MauriMarley construction LTD

Joined February 2020

qualified builder with 10+ years experience in renovation, new builds and landscaping. Passionate about my work, enjoy problem solving and love the sense of task satisfaction.

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City works

Joined November 2017

Please inspect our website to view the work we speaclise in.While there please click onto Trade me via "landscaping supplies " and also scrutinize our reviews.

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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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John Clarke Floorsanding

Joined May 2009

Over 10 yrs experience floorsanding new & old floors in tongue & groove, parquet or partical board. Can repair floors, supply & lay new & recycled T&G flooring, supply & lay or rejuvenate cork tiles & can also colour floors. I use moisture cuired or waterborne polyurethanes. Uplift carpet & vinyl. Happy to work anywhere in the lower half of the North Island as I have a camper van. Free measure & q...

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Need a Hand

Joined August 2015

Need a Hand? Hi, I am a sole trader and specialise in smaller jobs, that most builders don't want to do. From water balsting paths & fences to planning that door that does not close properly.

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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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VONGPA CONSTRUCTIONS

Joined April 2013

Hi my name is Vongpa, I have been building since 2007. I am trade qualified and LBP member. Feel free to check on my licence when we met. All building work is done by me . So you are dealing with the actual person who doing the work. My quote is free. Looking forward to hear from you. Regards Vongpa

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