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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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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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Top 5 Home Remodelling Trends in New Zealand

Posted 04/06/13

Here's two great questions to ask yourself. How much better your home would be to live in with a few upgrades? Would seeing the latest home remodelling trends in your property make you feel great? There’s no time like the present to start on some home renovations and improve the quality of your life

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

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

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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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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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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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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.

Repair to rotten door threshold

Posted 6 days ago

Repair rotten door threshold on exterior door.

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Small timber Deck build and shed install

Posted 1 hour ago

Small timber deck build in slight sloped back garden . I will supply Bunnings shed to go on the deck shed is 1.9m Hx 3m Wx 1.5m L . Deck would be 2mx 3.5m . 20-40cm elevation

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Fly-leaf table hinges replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Small wooden circular fly-leaf table 3 hinges snapped on one of the leaves require replacing

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Exterior Soffit & timber trim replacement

Posted 1 week ago

I would like to get the exterior Soffit replaced on our property. At the same replace the timber trim. Ideally done within the month of November.

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2 Indoor Pet Enclosures - wood/perspex design

Posted 1 week ago

2 Custom made open-top guinea pig enclosures - rectangle floor space approx 70x200cm. The enclosures would be made out of an easy to clean plywood/timber - though I would line the bottom with corflute and bedding to avoid any big messes! Since they are inside, they will also need to look pretty tidy, so this may affect the choice of materials and finished design. The enclosures need to have walls approximately 30-40cm high, made with a clear perspex. This enclosure would sit on the fl...

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New Deck over concrete pad

Posted 1 week ago

Build new deck above old concrete pad which is about 5x3.4m currently on 2 levels with some repairs to concrete path, weatherboards and fencing.

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URGENT! Floorboard Replacement

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking for someone to quote and fix a section of rotten floorboard at a property we are bringing to the market. Carpet has been ripped up and has exposed a corner of a room with rotten floorboards. Need this to be done at the cheapest possible price asap. We have 2 weeks left before we come to the market.

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Arch hallway

Posted 3 days ago

We have a square entryway between our lounge and study which we would like transformed into a simple arch. I have attached photos of the entry (there is no door) and a couple of photos of archways.

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Cupboards need hafele hinges replacing- too hard for me!

Posted 5 days ago

hafele hinges have sagged so doors scraping floor. I have attempted to replace but bought 3 different sorts of hinges by mistake and after hours trying to replace them have given up! a job for an expert!!!

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Replacement of 3.5m external wooden handrail

Posted 5 days ago

Handrail is going down a set of 10 external stairs. Needs to be secured to concrete. Existing handrail, which is not secure, needs to be removed. Needs treated wood to protect from rain.

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Wooden door needing to be fixed after break-in

Posted 2 weeks ago

The side door of our garage was crowbarred open and as a result is all damaged around the lock. The lock is still functional .

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Restoration

Posted 1 week ago

The shed needs to be removed and replaced. The decking balustardes need to be replaced, maybe with glass one's. some of the spa pool cladding needs to be replaced and pool needs to be moved, the fence around the spa pool needs to be removed. A raised vege garden box needs to be built. A concrete round structure needs to be removed as does a table.

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Doorstep repair

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, we have an external timber doorstep round the side of the house that is rotting away and needs replacing. It's a bit of tight fit and the door frame is quite old, however it doesn't have to be a super flash job as the door isn't ever used.

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New deck build /replace existing

Posted 1 week ago

Replace existing deck (approx 42m ) with same/similar design

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Garage /car port

Posted 1 week ago

Build a carport with maximum enclosure permitted without consent.

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Installation of wooden pelmets

Posted 4 days ago

I would like wooden pelmets installed above the 3 windows in my house. One window is a bay window in the lounge and the other 2 windows are ranchsliders in the lounge and dining room.

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Install locks and bolts

Posted 2 weeks ago

House needs 2 new locks and 2 bolts installed to internal doors.

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Repair rotten weatherboards and frame in garage

Posted 1 week ago

Approximately 300mm wide and ~2000mm high section of garage wall (between the roller door and a cinderblock wall) is in need of repair. Includes weatherboards (cedar), bottom plate and two studs (one against the cinderblock wall and the other attached to the roller door guide rail.

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Custom kitchen drawers

Posted 1 week ago

We have a 1970s original kitchen that has a cavity that once has drawers. We're looking for some custom made drawers which will match the current kitchen. Paint will be supplied. Please see other jobs listed as they may also be suitable for you.

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Exterior Doors Installation

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I would like to install two new exterior doors. The doors recondition cedar doors, that have been reframed already. The gib has already been removed from the inside wall. Door 1 is replacing an existing window. Door 2 is going into a new location. We would also like to close up the old door 2 opening. The current house is weatherboard. The inside gib has already been removed, and we will fix this up later.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 176,000 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 and sill rot

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th October 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5

External house maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Panelling walls to my storage room in our basement.


21st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Barge and weatherboard replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage frame and skirting board.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace water damaged flooring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

pattys repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck

Work carried out by a subcontractor

5th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Looking for help to build a small deck.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Making a hatch cover and mounting and a covering wall plaque

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Fix step

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

small deck behind guestroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Water damage flooring replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New patio deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Give us some options: Balustrade or Enclose our back porch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th August 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix exterior windowsill

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd October 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Balcony deck Refurbishment

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Fixing deck general wear & tear

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tidy up/box up small area of garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rot on boards, gutter replacement, water tank integration

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

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Problem solving company

Joined December 2019

We understand that problems arise with houses, landscaping and everything else to do with property services. It's our aim to provide cost effective solutions that can help our clients and aim to receive referrals from existing clients. Let me help solve your property problems

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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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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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stevefixit

Joined July 2010

Hi, I've been in the building trade now for approx 20 years. I was a master painter by trade originally but liked the idea of making things so I went into the carpentry trade and qualified. My expertise is designing and building decks, fences and smaller jobs. I prefer the one to one personal touch. I don't enjoy the bigger commercial side of works as much. I have many, many pictures of w...

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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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Lloyd Casey

Joined November 2015

30+ years, servicing the greater Wellington area, specialising in painting, plastering and building maintenance. We pride ourselves in friendly, good quality workmanship and prompt service.

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Solid Industries Ltd

Joined March 2020

Hi, We specialize in residential & Property maintenance inside and out. helping you un-stick Sticky doors to finishing off the kitset kitchen you brought but never got round to installing. We also re-build fences, gates, decks etc etc.

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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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Essential Services Wellington trading as Property Solutions Wellington

Joined February 2017

Hi I provide quality maintenance solutions with prompt service and high quality workmanship a priority please read my reviews placed by satisfied customers. I look forward to meeting you assisting you with your needs. Jobs completed on time and on budget.

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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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Nailed It Property Services

Joined August 2015

Hi, I am a sole trader and specialise in the smaller jobs that most builders don't want to do. From water blasting paths & fences to fixing that door or window that does not close properly.

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Allworx contracting ltd

Joined December 2018

A contracting company that worx for all! ​Allworx has earned its reputation as a dependable supplier of quality remedial and new building services to the domestic and commerical markets. With over eight years working in the construction industry, we know we can provide a solution for any obstacle in your project. SERVICES Chimney rebuilds Demolition Repair and maintenance work Re-roof...

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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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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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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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Datasoft

Joined September 2020

Hello , We have been building timber fences for last 2 years in affordable rates. We provide quick free quotes. We also do Concreting, asphalting, general house maintenance and renovations.We are very professional and hard work to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Contact Construction NZ Ltd

Joined May 2020

I'm a licensed Builder with over 30 years experience in the building industry. I have experience in working on Residential and Commercial builds – involving all aspects of construction and carpentry from breaking ground through to final inspection. I have a strong work ethic and attention to detail.

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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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Orkney Developments Limited

Joined April 2016

Hi we build new homes, carry out renovations/alterations and do general maintenance work as well. Our passion is energy efficient passive solar homes, but we are open to any carpentry work. We have a team of highly skilled and licensed tradesmen, as well as an apprentice and hammer hand. We pride ourselves on our integrity and putting you the client first. If you choose to work with us you w...

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Aspect Builders Wellington Limited

Joined July 2020

Hi, we have over 60 years combined experience in the building industry. Extensive knowledge ranging from new builds, major renovations, site supervision, project management, civil works, no job too small or too big. We are very professional and ensure we meet deadlines within budget. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and customer satisfaction.

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