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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Home Maintenance Tasks

Posted 2 weeks ago

Envisage this job to suit a semi-retired carpenter specializing in repairs and maintenance tasks. Initially, I see this job being a 1-day job, involving the following initial/urgent tasks:- 1. Repairing two opening windows [100cm x 40cm approx] in the clerestory, easily accessed from the surrounding flat roof. One window requires new hinges, whereas the other requires for the timber joinery frame containing the double glazed panel to be repaired - the bottom section having parted from the tw...

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Couple of odd jobs around our home mainly on front door

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need our front door shaved down slightly - would prefer to not remove and use a router if possible. Also need door knobs attached and have a bifolding window that needs looking at. Just a few odd jobs.

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Maintenance in Victory Ave Karori

Posted 1 week ago

replace pantry door with folding door; put up wall hangings (some heavy); repair fence beside deck (slat missing)

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Fixing ceiling and perhaps building more storage space

Posted 6 days ago

My storage space for hot water cylinder has damaged ceiling (in laundry). I'd like to have it fixed, so that I can use rest of the storage to actually store things without getting dirty easily. Plus I'd like to explore possibilities in adding more storage space in laundry.

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Replace rusted bathroom window hinges

Posted 1 week ago

Take out large rectangular old school window that opens outward and replace rusted hinges.

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Fixing exterior wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

My exterior wall was blown away due to strong wind and it also damaged the frame timber. I would like them to be fixed.

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Cladding and weatherboard repair

Posted 1 week ago

( First priority ) Three wooden sections of wooden cladding to be patched or replaced. (second priority) One short weatherboard to be replaced. Two 2.5 m scribers to be replaced/patched.

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Door rehung

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a bi-fold door across our laundry alcove that needs to be rehung - one if the fittings is broken I think. Will need someone to take a look then action.

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

Posted 10 hours ago

Removing Gib and Batts from exterior facing wall under home, and replacing with higher grade Batts and 12 ply. The wall is 11.6 metres long and 2.3 metres high. Work completed before the end of February. Must be GST registered, thanks.

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Balustrade/barrier on reating wall

Posted 1 week ago

we need to build a balustrade/ barrier on the current retaining wall. total length 15m and a height of 1m . barrier to comply with F4/AS1- safety from falling. barrier can be either timber/aluminium.

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LBP to sign of Jobs #2

Posted 6 days ago

Need an LBP to sign off Buildering work

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80 Mein St

Posted 6 days ago

Repainting exterior house January/February 2020 and a bit of timber needs replacing. House is 1900s small wooden cottage. Not huge job but if someone local can assist it would be much appreciated.

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Deck to replace cracked path

Posted 1 week ago

The concrete pathway has cracked and needs replacing. We would be interested in a quote to have decking over the top rather than replacing the concrete. Would be a few metres alongside the house and the stairs leading up to the side of the houses

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Punching-bag hanging frame

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need a sturdy structure built so we can hang a heavy-duty punching bag on it. The structure needs to freestanding and allows for swinging motion of the bag when in use. The construction needs to be outdoors.

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LBP to sign of Jobs

Posted 6 days ago

Need an LBP to sign off Buildering work

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Door Hinge repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

My workplace (Pet Doctors Thorndon) has 3 doors that need the hinges looking at. The screws no longer hold the top hinge in place and I think the door closers may be causing the problem. It is only the doors with the door closers on them that have the problem. The doors will no longer close properly due to the top hinges coming away.

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

Posted 2 weeks ago

36 square meters of decking - in reasonable condition, just needs cleaning and re-protecting / staining. The decking is in 2 main sections (26m2 and 7m2) with two smaller areas by the front door. All decking areas have easy access to water and power.

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Weatherboards replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Rotten weatherboards need replacement. The house is currently being re-painted and we came across a number of rotten weatherboards that need to be replaced - from corners, small to large areas. The main job includes: 1.) A replacement of a section or the whole length of weatherboards (4m) on north side of the house. Total area: length 4m, height 1.5m; from a window to the corner of the house. But perhaps it may be possible to replace the affected portion in-between frame studs The a...

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Railings and decking replaced

Posted 4 days ago

Hi! We need our railings in our building block (3 flats) repaired as well as a deck on one side. We'd like it as soon as possible.

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Skirtings and gib

Posted 1 day ago

Put half round beading around all skirting boards Gib room with long run gib 3.3m stud (6x4 room) Frame room entrance

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 150,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

mounting bookcases

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2019

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 5
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 5
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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
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 5

Replacing deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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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
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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

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

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

Wooden windbreak

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Window reveal replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 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
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck on backyard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck railing repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th September 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

External door framework replacement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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

Platform/landing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 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
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Helen Hamblin

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 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

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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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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A J S Building NZ

Joined July 2014

I am a self employed builder that has been building since 2001,i became qualified in 2006, I am a LBP registered builder and have run many of large new builds to restoring old character homes.

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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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Property solutions

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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Inoutside

Joined August 2015

Hi, I do painting, plastering, landscaping and building maintenance. I am mostly based in Wellington and sometimes in Westport, servicing the top half of the South Island. Free quotes and charge out hourly rates for smaller jobs. Quality and excellent finishes is our style! Fixed prices for straight forward jobs. Estimates capped at 25% for more unclear jobs (ie excavation). I h...

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Gellatly Builders LTD

Joined July 2019

Gellatly Builders LTD Based in Lower Hutt Wellington Qualified Carpenter and Licence Building Practitioner 22 years building experience New home builds and renovations

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Sticks and Stones Landscape Construction and Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined June 2018

Sticks & Stones have been busy in Wellington for over 20 years Landscaping and Property work ,for private and commercial customers throughout the greater Wellington area. Building New or Renovating , we have a great team with experience and skills.

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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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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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Newton Roofing

Joined March 2014

Hi. At Newton Roofing we’ve got you covered – from leaky roof repairs to severe storm damage roof restoration to a complete re roof. We have a long history as trusted roofing contractors in the residential roofing and building maintenance sectors. you can rely on Newton Roofing to deliver quality workmanship and excellent customer service. We provide a wide range of quality services for cust...

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Total Building Solutions

Joined August 2018

Hi, we have a range of Builders, Tilers, Plasterers, General Tradespeople , Hammerhands Asbestos workers and labourers so we can tailor an expert to your specific job. We work across greater Wellington.

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Lister Furniture & Cabinetry Ltd

Joined September 2017

Lister Furniture and Cabinetry specialise in the design, manufacturing and installation of bespoke kitchen, laundry and bathroom cabinetry, shelving, bookcases and custom furniture. We also undertake Joinery and Cabinetry alteration and maintenance such as timber windows, doors, stair and furniture repairs, alterations and maintenance to existing kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. Trade quali...

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Bin Huang

Joined August 2014

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

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Vh Painting & Buildings Services

Joined July 2015

Building service , We do from A to Z to make your work on time frame, Addiction & Renovation , Re- Cladding , Kitchen & Bathroom fit out , Fencing & Decking , Painting Interior or Exterior , Plastering , Skim coating , Roof repair and Painting , Re- Roofing

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Rikki tibbitts

Joined July 2016

Qualified builder for 10 years competitive rates good quality work have been doing commercial work for awhile can do most building works including ceilings hard working and very easy to talk to

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general handyman work, Gib board repairs / painting Interior and Exterior / fencing / decking / plastering / general non compliance building work / water blasting / fitting doors and hardware etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of personal projects over the years incorporating all of the above, s...

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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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Cornerroombuild

Joined September 2018

We are a specialist fencing company covering all fencing from security to glass and all timber and steel types in between. We also cover gates and decking and retaining walls. We pride ourselves on our integrity and saying we will do your job on time and with a great Finnish. We are very easy to deal with.

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Tradieeeee

Joined October 2015

Dear Customer, 1) Viet Duc Ltd is a professional company that provides professional painting and plastering services. +) We had been more than 10 years in the Industry and lots of an experiences. +) NZQA Level 4 Painting and Decorating +) We are a member of Master Painters and Site Safe. +) 5 Years guarantee will be apply to all the work we are doing. +) Free Quote a provided...

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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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