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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.

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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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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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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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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8 Questions You Should Ask a Kitchen Contractor

Posted 23/04/13

Whether you are remodelling your kitchen or ripping it out, you need to speak with a kitchen contractor. You also need to have some ideas about what you'd like your new kitchen to look like.  Kiwi kitchens are often busy spaces where activities as diverse as socializing, preparing meals or doing

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Cabinet Makers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

Cabinet makers use woodworking skills to create cabinets, shelving and furniture. The fundamental focus of cabinet makers is the production of cabinetry. Although they may also produce items that would not be recognised as cabinets, however the same skills and techniques apply. A cabinet may b

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Platform for bike shed

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need a platform to put a bike shed on. Location is at the bottom of the hill, close to the footpath (but inside private section). Please see photo attached.

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Deck replacement #2

Posted 3 days ago

Stairwell deck, decking and fence on decking needing replaced. Decking is around a monolothic clad house but not a leaky house as it is 1993 cladding. 3xtra care needed on deck replacement because of cladding

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Windowsill replacement

Posted 1 week ago

The bottom of a wooden windowsill has rottened out. I would like this replaced. Please note I would like it replaced and not just bogged up.

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Derwent St, Island Bay, Wellington

Posted 1 week ago

Weatherboards need replacing. Single level dwelling. Please get in touch.

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Deck replacement and addition

Posted 2 days ago

I have an old deck that needs completely replacing, including the piles and joists. I would also like to add to this deck. The deck is located low on flat ground at the rear of my property, so does not require scaffolding. My house has drive-on access but the rear of house is up a single flight of steps, so the job will require men to remove timber to front of house, and bring timber in.

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Building a Deck, Steps to top of retaining wall & planting box

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I need to get a deck built (4mx4m) just above ground level so it is level with my living room floor, a couple of planting boxes (approx 5.5m x 1.5m & 3m x1m) and a ladder (4-5 steps) to top of a retaining wall at the back of the house.

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Storage Boxes

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, Looking for someone to build 4 wooden storage boxes, to slide into a built in. These would consist of a bottom and four sides but open on top. Stained but not too fussy. Thanks

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Replacing outdoor window scribers (trims) #2

Posted 1 week ago

I have got a few windows which are exposed to weather with decayed scribes (trims). Pictures attached. It's about 10-14 linear meters of trim that need replacing. 4-5 windows in total (3 medium and 2 very small size) I am happy to negotiate, if you want to provide materials as well, alternatively I can arrange them if you can let me know.

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Desk on casters

Posted 1 week ago

A desk to fit over a recliner chair for a house bound person. The desk will need to be on casters.

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Small Deck or wooden platform

Posted 2 days ago

Need to construct a very small deck or some wooden frame to cover the area shown in the attached picture

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Veranda roof

Posted 1 week ago

Hello, I am looking for someone to build a pergola over our back area. It’s 4m wide and 2.5 meters deep. I’m looking for something like the initial two photo’s (premade examples) but would prefer wood structure and made to fit. Have checked with a builder friend and it’s fine/compliant to attach to current deck structure. I am only looking to get this completed - materials and labour - for under 2k so if you think it’s going to be more than that then I’m not keen, that’s my total budget. I’d....

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Carpenter needed for construction and repair jobs

Posted 4 days ago

1. Needs a wooden patio gate installed approx 1.5m x 1m. 2. There's a hole in the floor of the bathroom under the bath for the bath drain. Had a plumber look at the hole because when water gets on the bathroom floor, it leaks through the hole in the floor and causes the ceiling below to drip. Plumber recommended getting a builder to put some expandable foam filler around the hole to stop water from the bathroom floor getting into the hole. 2. Gib, plaster and paint the ceiling below the bathro...

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Deck

Posted 1 week ago

I wish to seal of the deck where the steps were originally. Same style as the rest if not put some wood and I be happy Need job done ASAP

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New deck 30m²

Posted 1 week ago

New deck, gate and fence to be installed approx 30m². Currently there is block paving and raised borders in place, we will remove these first. Retaining wall has already been replaced so the ground is solid.

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Cupboard shelving and cupboard building

Posted 1 week ago

We have two cupboards that need shelving, and one that we would like rebuilt to full height (possibly two!). We don't want wire shelving, would prefer timber or similar. Photos to give you an idea of what we currently have. The full height ones with silver handles are an example of the kind of thing we would like.

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Trellise under deck installation

Posted 3 days ago

My husband has dug a big hole to start putting trelies up under our car deck a few months ago but it’s not getting finished! Looking for someone to finish it all off (haven’t got any of the trellise, beams or concrete)

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Townsend Road

Posted 2 days ago

Removal and replacement of a back deck. It's part of a terraced area and juts into the beams of another deck. Lower deck replacement only and last replaced over 25 years ago. Deck size 7100cm x 2300cm

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New shelf to hold dryer and window hinges replacement

Posted 1 week ago

I have 2 jobs. A repairs of hinges to the window. A bit tricky because hard to get to as window is second floor and there is a shed underneath making hard to use ladder. The other job is pulling out current shelf in laundry and replacing with big shelf for dryer and other things.

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Pet Enclosure

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, I would like to build a walk in pet enclosure for my rabbit. It needs to be atleast 4m long and 1m wide. Have a slanted roof and an corrugated iron. A mesh under wire. And be a solid build. It needs to be able to withstand as much wind as possible :) In the photo, it will sit on the concrete area by the concrete wall. Inside that rectangle bit.

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Urgent window hinge replacement and other window/door repairs

Posted 9 hours ago

1 - Urgent repair needed: Wooden frame bathroom window has fallen off rusted top hinges that we can't remove to replace 2. Small wooden frame top kitchen window has warped, coming off hinges and cracking the glass 3. Curved wooden frame around front door glass has popped out and needs to be refitted 4. Other minor repairs to window/door hinges etc.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 184,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Under stair drawers and shelving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th November 2020

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 5
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 5
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 4
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Fix my mess pleas

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Deck Replacement for code of compliance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 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

Fixing deck general wear & tear

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Timber railing for lower deck

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hafele hinges need replacing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Friend St

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair rotten weatherboards and frame in garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing deck


4th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement of 3.5m external wooden handrail


5th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Exterior front and back door bottom reveal replacement.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Balustrade maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install Doggy Door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2021

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

Window and sill rot

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
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

Replace griptread timber on walkway

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th January 2021

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

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Glass and Building Innovate

Joined February 2019

Glass and Building 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 M...

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Reno Man

Joined April 2015

Hi, I have been in the industry for over 30 years. - Installing and designing kitchens and bathrooms. - Landscaping properties - Alterations - and everything in between! My collegue Andrew is licensed so we can tackle any project you have in mind. We specialise in minor renovations although our last project was a 4 month complete renovation of a 1940's house. Your project is in good han...

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Perry Homes Ltd

Joined March 2016

Perry Homes Ltd is a Wellington based construction business providing high quality residential building services. Our expert project management team ensures your entire building project is stress free from start to finish. Our highly-skilled and qualified professionals ensure your project will be on time and within budget. We are always happy to help during your design phase offering guidance fr...

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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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Kiwi Can Do

Joined September 2020

Kiwi Can Do is funded by the Industry Partnerships division of the Ministry of Social Development to support the Construction Industry Accord. Our job is to work closely with employers to prepare and support unemployed New Zealanders into employment and a career. There are no fees or costs to employers or trainees for the Kiwi Can Do service. The Construction Accord is an all-industry and gover...

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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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brendanbuilt

Joined September 2016

Hello, Ive been in the building industry for 20 years, im 100% BCITO qualified. I can get personal references from my training organization and previous employers. I have contractors insurance so rest assured your job will get done. I can do all types of building, all things considered. I have access to most tools and equipment, a diesel van and tandem caged trailer. So I can do all demo / s...

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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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Building renovator

Joined March 2017

Hi, I have been building for 20 years, I am a licensed builder, and licensed plumber, and a certified water proofer. I have completed some large renovations but also do the smaller jobs as well. I like to do reno work as it is more satisfying. and pleasing the customer is my ultimate aim I can always guarantee satisfaction.

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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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Leiana's Contractors

Joined May 2017

Auckland Area Hi I am Neil we are a small team of experience builders & masons who got together to do contracting work . Our team is mostly Tongan boys so no job is too big for us . Our service includes landscaping., concrete driveways , concrete pad for spa pool & Sheds , Concrete removal , Masonry Block Walls & fencing , demolition , Timber fencing ,retaining walls, Rock Walls , Kitchen Re...

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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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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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Sun's Development Limited

Joined October 2020

Sun’s Development Ltd was founded in 2017, and has been providing quality construction works to the public ever since. Located in Lower Hutt-Wellington, Sun’s Development does all kinds of awesome things for the Wellington community. Website: www. ... .nz.

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Wellington Painting & Renovations

Joined April 2017

We offer experience of high quality interior painting, renovations, design, planning and construction. Kitchens, bathrooms, basement renovations.You can expect from us the highest standard for a reasonable price, and we always do our job in tip-top condition! All estimates and advice are free and remember there is no job too small or too big for us!

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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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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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City works

Joined November 2017

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

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Wellington Handyman

Joined February 2014

Hi I'm Byron I have ten plus years experience in upgrading homes in all aspects (apart from plumbing & electrical) My extensive experience is in decks steps handrails fences/gates plastering/painting Custom built wooden furniture Door/window locks, latches, hinges And concreting I am up to speed with council regulation and can meet all of these requirements I'm based in wellingt...

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general Handyman Work, Gib Board repairs / Click Clank Laminate Flooring / Painting Interior and Exterior / Fencing / Decking / Touch up Plastering / general non compliance building work / Water Blasting / Fitting Doors and Hardware / Skirtings etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of per...

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