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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Deck and fence

Posted 2 weeks ago

Refurbish and extend deck. Build new handrail and fence and gate.

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Deck

Posted 4 days ago

I have an approved consent for renovations. to start with I want to do the deck. a plan and specification can be supplied via email for pricing. the deck leads off the stairs in the photo and is about 10m2. about 1m from the edge of the house

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Platform Deck

Posted 1 week ago

Interested in a 27m2 platform deck (630 x 450). The section for where the deck is on a slight decent. Will need one step from one side and will require hand railing across two sides. I will clear the area of the pavers to make digging easier. Most likely interested in Hardwood Kwila preferably 140 width.

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Repair rear access timber landing

Posted 2 days ago

Per building inspection report: "The rear access timber landing has settled with the ground below it which could be remedied. The posts could be dug out down to solid ground, the landing jacked up and post/hole filled with a larger footing of concrete and the balance of the paving relevelled." Screenshot from report is attached, with additional photos.

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Small deck extension

Posted 1 week ago

We have added a sleepout to our property and need to extend the deck to reach the door.

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Window reveal replacement

Posted 3 days ago

Internal work within an apartment. Remove and replace timber reveals and architraves to a 70s aluminium window in the bathroom. The existing timber has gone a bit soft. Requires someone with a bit of patience to replace the necessary sections without damaging the adjacent tile wall. Open to discussion if they want to include any finishing works. Ideally work done within 2 weeks. Part of preparing apartment for sale.

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Put up hooks in ceiling for a hammock and trapeze

Posted 1 week ago

Kia ora, my son has a disability and needs to have a hammock and trapeze in his bedroom for his physio. I’m looking for someone who can put hooks into the ceiling of his room safely and so it will hold his weight. Thanks.

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Coving

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for someone to put up new coving in large lounge/diner/kitchen.

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Small deck

Posted 1 week ago

I would like to build a small deck. It will be laid on concreate and cover the flower box I would use Eco Deck (Recycled Composite). Approx m3.5x2 I attached also a picture of what I have in mind

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Raise floor and relocate door

Posted 10 hours ago

Raise floor by approx 5cm, the floor area is approx 3m x 4.3m. Also relocate the position of the door.

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Replace the wooden entry door to the subfloor

Posted 2 days ago

The wooden door for entering into the subfloor of my house is broken and needs to be replaced. Can you please provide a quote ?

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Repair/replace wood from frame around sliding door

Posted 5 days ago

The piece of wood above our sliding door (on the internal side) has fallen off along with the curtain rail attached to it. We are hoping to have someone either reattach it or replace it

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Daniel Morrow

Posted 1 week ago

Have a had new carpet laid recently, but have started to find the floor in one or two spots underneath the carpet sounding 'hollow'. Would be keen to find a way to fix this problem without lifting the carpet, if possible, or with minimal disruption.

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Replace door with wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need to remove door from bedroom to garage and put a wall in place instead

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Srut repairs

Posted 3 days ago

Three struts on side of high deck need affixing. Long ladder required.

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New Deck Needed

Posted 6 days ago

Need quote for new deck needed to be built to replace old existing one - measurements are Length 7.7M x Width 1.7M

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Louver window replacement #2

Posted 1 week ago

0.735m x 0.525m window into wall space, I would like to replace it with a window that opens inwards so we can still access this space and one that seals better. Bedroom window is 0.84m x 0.585m louver at the bottom, ideally looking for double glazing for existing top window and changing the louver at the bottom to a window that can open ajar.

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Deck to be built

Posted 2 days ago

Deck to be built outside see designs

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Deck railing repair

Posted 5 days ago

Damaged/rotting section of wooden deck railing. It is just the top wooden 4x2 and only some small parts of it. Kakas have pecked at it and exacerbated in one place! I am really hoping this can be repaired in situation as the deck is very high up and major work would require expensive scaffolding.

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Paint deck and put up bamboo screening

Posted 1 week ago

Kia ora, we have a bath outside and need the deck painted and wall around the bath plus a bamboo screen put in. We have paint and the screen.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 141,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Step Deck

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

4th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
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

Outdoor balustrade


27th May 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

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

Platform/landing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plane two doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden gate repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

exterior repairs


1st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Deck and balustrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wardrobe restoration

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th May 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

weatherboard replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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

Plywood box cutting ply only

Work carried out by a subcontractor

29th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace old deck with new

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 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

Helen Hamblin

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repairs to wooden sill

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Carpenters in Wellington

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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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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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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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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Nzl holzbau services limited

Joined August 2018

Hi, im a qualified chippy whos built for 10 years, 5 years germany 5 years nzl, i have a lot of pride in my work and will engage with you the client thoughout the entire job process. I build to code and to a great german standard at adorable rates

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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).

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Robert Logan Landscaping

Joined May 2018

Hi, We have been Landscaping in the greater Wellington area for 25yrs.We specialise in Solid Landscaping eg, concrete driveways,fencing ,retaining walls, decks ,excavations, etc.We are a small hardworking team with high standards.

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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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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . I have 25 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . At present we are manly doing Bathroom and Kitchen up grades New ceilings and cavity sliding doors , all seam to be the go. I also have an airless spay unit for the finishing to...

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Lister Furniture & Cabinetry Ltd

Joined September 2017

We specialise in the manufacture and restoration of furniture and cabinetry, modification to existing joinery and units with the focus on doing a job once and doing it properly. We also tackle maintenance issues, repairs to property and buildings with the same attention to detail. With over 25 years in the trade industry, we stand by our work and believe in doing a quality job every time.

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Quads Contractors

Joined January 2019

Quads Contractors offers Landscaping and Construction Services we cover everything from Luxury paving to Vertical Construction also Residential and Commercial Earthworks. We pride ourselves in bringing our clients competitive quotes Our team of competent and skilled workers will ensure that you are left with the outcome you want.

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THBUILDERS

Joined October 2018

Hi, We've been building new house and renovating old ones for the the last 8 years. We accept the job from time to time. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget

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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 / landscaping etc . Have been doing this on and off some 30 years . Any job considered. Available weekends if job requires .

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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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Host My Property

Joined December 2010

Hi. We've been doing house renovations and general property management and maintenance for 20 years, generally focussing on smaller jobs. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and quality workmanship

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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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Timbr Tec NZ Limited

Joined May 2011

Dear home owner, For the last 20 years we have been making furniture, windows, doors, interior fittings and renovating homes in New Zealand, Germany and Switzerland. Certified in Project Management, our skills ensure that we deliver quality work, on time and to budget. Call us for a free quote, you won’t be disappointed. Regards, Your TimbrTec team

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DTS building

Joined July 2019

Hi I have been building for 5 years now, while I specialize in Windows repairing and installing I also do smaller jobs 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 for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive q...

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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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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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Building Detail

Joined November 2013

Building Detail provides a range of high quality carpentry services at a reasonable price including: - Full project management - New homes - Renovations and alterations - Kitchen and bathroom upgrades - Fences, decks, and pathways - Maintenance and repairs - Shop fit outs Regan, Building Detail's director, is a qualified licensed building practitioner with over 10 years experience...

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