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Carpenters In Wellington: You Handy Home Builder

Carpenters sure are some of the handiest fellows you'll get to know. Here in Wellington, carpenters are the ones to look to when you’re building or fixing your home or place of business.

From the beautiful carpentry of popular wedding spot Old St. Paul’s to the paranormal hotspots of Kinder House and Ewelme Cottage in Ayr Street, Parnell, there is examples of fine carpentry across the city.

If you too need some fine carpentry work for your home or business then read on.

What can a carpenter do?

Carpenters are the "jack of all trades" in the building industry. Although they are known for working primarily with timber, they can also work with plywood, concrete, wallboards, brick and steel.

These builders are able to erect structures, repair existing work, and install new building works. They work with you throughout the foundations phase until you’re ready to paint.

Common jobs for carpenters include:

  • Installing new walls
  • Repairing wooden cladding
  • Building pergolas and children’s playhouses
  • Building home extensions
  • Installing decking

What qualifications does a carpenter have?

A carpenter is not obligated to receive any formal training, however a great deal of these tradespeople have completed their three to four year apprenticeship, studying the National Certificate in Carpentry through the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation.

A carpenter with the correct qualifications will charge on average around $56 an hour, whereas unskilled carpenters may be cheaper, but you should check carefully the quality of their work before hiring.

How to land a good carpenter

Using Builderscrack is a great way for carpenters to find you. Developing an ad that accurately describes the job is easy when you include a picture, what materials you’d like to use, an estimate of the size of the area, and any other requirements you deem necessary.

Once your job has been posted on Builderscrack in the carpentry trade section you will start receiving enquiries from interested carpenters. Chat to each one about the job and be sure to ask for references and pictures of previous work to follow up on. When you feel like you’re happy with one or more, get them out to your house or business so they can draw up an accurate quote for the works to be done. When you’re ready, draw up a contract together and you’ll be good to go!

Latest carpentry articles

Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering carpentry related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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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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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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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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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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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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Recent jobs posted

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

Shed repair

Posted 1 week ago

Shed has holes in four panels of our outdoor shed. Our landlord has asked we get it replaced. The panels are made out of fibrelight and there are four needed replacing. The panels are 600mm wide and about 1.8 metres tall. We found the panels at bunnings for 20$ so just need someone to take olds ones off and repace with new ones.

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Hall table modifications

Posted 1 week ago

I am looking to make a gifted hall table narrower by “slicing off” the back portion and then reattaching the legs.

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Fix rotten weatherboards

Posted 5 days ago

Seeking a suitable tradesperson to fix two westherboards which are showing signs of rotting, see attached pictures. Looking for a quick turnaround. Please contact Juliano on ... . The job is in Ngaio. Thanks Thanks,.

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Small carpentry job

Posted 1 week ago

I am looking for someone to (1) hang a small but chunky/heavy oak wall-hanging shelf on a gib wall; and (2) install ceiling only or ceiling & ducting “covers” around 1 expelair vent (ceiling and duct cover) and 1 Infinity system ventilation pipe (ceiling cover only) to the ceiling.

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Replace a small amount of skirting in kitchen

Posted 10 hours ago

Replacing about 5.5m total of skirting in kitchen area. We had floors redone a while ago and haven't got around to redoing the skirting. Should be a small simple job.

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Repair weatherboards

Posted 4 days ago

Repair weatherboards under recently installed new windos

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Bifold pantry doors

Posted 4 days ago

Custom made doors for pantry. Current ones a bad fit. Want to reuse handle hinges and other parts. Will paint them so don’t need to be top quality wood.

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Builder needed this week before exterior painters start

Posted 7 hours ago

We need a weatherboard and window flashing repaired on our 1960s house in Wellington. The painters noticed it when they started the prep today. Needs to be done by next week as the painters will be starting to paint the exterior.

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Clear pergola cover

Posted 5 days ago

There is a pergola over my deck without a cover over it. I would like a clear cover installed on top. The deck/pergola is 7 by 3m and the beams are horizontal - so you would need to work out a way to slant it. I'd also like you to source the materials. I'd like it done as soon as possible - some time in February would be ideal.

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New ceiling over existing one

Posted 9 hours ago

I would like a new ceiling installed over an existing one in the kitchen. I don't want the old one taken down or scraped. It currently has special effect paint. The new ceiling could be ceiling tiles or some sort of board which could then be skimmed and painted. Whichever would look better and be the best solution.

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Bedroom Suite

Posted 5 days ago

Wanting a custom made bedroom suite made. A King slat bed, 2 x bedside cabinets + large floor standing mirror. Have got photos of the style i like. Will not need it completed until beginning of May.

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Replace weather boards and replace/repair porch

Posted 1 day ago

Replace weather boards on old villa and replace boards in carport and porch.Needs repair rotting wood.

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Wooden Storage Door

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking to get a replacement for this wooden storage door (please find photo attached). Please pm should you need any further details. And It would be great if you could provide a free quotation. Thanks and regards.

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Moulding

Posted 2 days ago

Instal crown moulding around three windows and one sliding glass door, over vertical blinds.

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Replace outdoor stairs

Posted 1 week ago

We need to have some old concrete stairs removed and replaced with wooden stairs. First pic shows our current stairs next to the neighbours wooden stairs - so we are thinking something similar once the concrete stairs are removed

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New joinery in bathroom / refresh

Posted 5 days ago

All green MDF needs replacing. Bathroom looking old and MDF board splitting at the bottom due to wear and tear and water damage. All MDF board in bathroom replaced with a white or grey replacement. Open to solutions. Assuming you will need access to a plumber for toilet.

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Ceiling repair

Posted 1 week ago

Had a water leak and the affected ceiling (chipboard) in a room need to be repaired.

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Replace rotten weather boards

Posted 1 week ago

We have about 5 weather boards on the side of our 1910s house that are rotten and need fixing. Lots of other carpentry jobs around the place to follow on after if you wanted to.

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DECK EXTENSION

Posted 3 days ago

Need to deck the whole backyard. Need to move also the shed to side to make it possible.

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Bare Bones Walk in wardrobe

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for a builder to collaborate with, to bring to life a simplified Walk-In-Robe. Have attached plans , but would welcome a face to face meeting to discuss most cost efficient options. Perfferably done by end of April.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 153,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Deck railing repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th September 2019

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 5
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 5

Deck for Spa Pool

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Building steps, repair fence and door

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23rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Helen Hamblin

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8th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Paint deck and put up bamboo screening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Floating deck over waterproof membrane

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

External door framework replacement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

36 square meters of decking - needs cleaning and re-treating

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement skirting boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 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
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 5
Communication
 5

Deck on backyard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 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

Fixing new cabinet draw

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

mounting bookcases

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window reveal replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace rusted bathroom window hinges

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th December 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

Replacing deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th November 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
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 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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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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Final Destination ltd

Joined July 2019

We have over 20 years experience in the building trade, focusing on renovations, alterations, and water proofing. We can address your needs promptly and professionally! Renovations, water issues and property inspections for future maintenance have been a focus of our employees for the last five years, and we have come together forming a new company to address these in the Wellington region. No...

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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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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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Bear Construction Ltd

Joined September 2015

Hi i have been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 10 years. I also build retaining walls, decks, fences and do smaller jobs. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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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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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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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in 2015...

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All Maintenance Solutions Ltd

Joined July 2019

Providing all maintenance solutions to the Wellington region. Handy man work, painting, lawn mowing, earth works, rubbish removals etc. (Qualified builders available on request)

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Fox Construction

Joined December 2014

Hi, I specialise in all aspects of domestic building and renovation. I pride myself on providing professional and affordable work for my clients. My clients are important to me and keeping them happy through out a project is paramount.

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Living Colours & Renovations Ltd

Joined October 2019

hi We have been doing Painting and renovation work in wellington region for while now and contracting to some big compaines like Housing New Zealand, no work is small or big for us , we provide competitive quotes

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Asbestos Management & Removal Team LTD

Joined July 2017

Hello there, we are a team of hard working, experienced and qualified Asbestos Removalists. With 6 to 8 years experience between us we take our work very seriously, and very much respect the hazzardous materials that we remove. We also specialize in colour steel roofing and re roofing maintenance. Strip out demolition and salvage is right up our alley also. From negotiating the quote to leav...

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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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Crack on building

Joined January 2020

Hi I have been in the business for 10 years doing everything from building decks, staircases, painting, gib, & plastering to small jobs such as hanging pictures and dryers and planting. So no job is too small. I am very professional and honest and I always work hard to meet project deadlines. I pride myself with honest and competitive quotes and also very flexible for those on a budget.

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CDM Wellington Ltd

Joined January 2017

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

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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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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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Owen Wilson Builders

Joined July 2019

Hi I have been in the building trade for 19 years. We currently have 4-5 staff. We do work in all types of building. New builds, renovations, extentions, decks, fences, retaining walls, kitchens/bathroom re models, Full contract to Labor only. We closely with a range of subcontractors. We take pride in all of our work and work to a very high standard on all of our jobs. We like to work with our cl...

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ACE Home & Property Maintenance

Joined May 2013

Hi my name is Elvin. I may be new to Builders Crack but have more than 10 years experience with property maintenance work. I am more than happy to give you a reasonable price on any work you may need done. I have many references from my customers and for many I have saved them $$$ with cost effective solutions. Smart solutions + Low overheads = Low prices for my clients. I don't believ...

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