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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.

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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

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

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

The tiny home movement is a trend that seems to be here to stay. But why has this movement gained so much traction? Is it a genuine trend that’s both socially and economically advantageous? Or is it just the next not-so-big thing in house design?... Exploring NZ's tiny home movement Since

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Recent jobs posted

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

Jason crowe

Posted 1 week ago

fit a microchip sensor cat door in an external GIB and weatherboard wall. cut extender tunnel to width of wall and seal and flash as needed on outside. cat door is model - SureFlap -

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Marina Lewis

Posted 1 day ago

Two major decks with Viking material?

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Wardrobe restoration

Posted 2 weeks ago

To put shelving system into part of wardrobe and put in mirrored sliding doors on

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House Woodwork - Child - friendly deck steps, railing, and window refurb

Posted 5 days ago

A couple of wood related projects: - Removing current deck steps and replacing with new (child friendly) deck steps - Placing wood frame for soft surface patio (child friendly) - A wooden (T-Frame) clothes line on deck - Window refurb - Re-hinge/re-pane, sand, and varnish (about 12 panes)

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22 sets of Laundry doors

Posted 1 week ago

Scope of Works: 22 Ventilated Laundry Doors - Price includes supply and install of laundry door, - Price includes supply and install of all fixings, hinges, hardware to door - Shutters as shown in image allows ventilation through the door - Please clarify if the joinery door is done with a laminate to match existing kitchen joinery, OR is it painted to match existing kitchen joinery - All doors before being made, are to be subject to a site meas...

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Flooring repair - water damage

Posted 1 week ago

I’ve recently discovered soft parts to the flooring underneath Lino in the kitchen/laundry. I suspect there’s a leak somewhere and some flooring needing repair. I am planning to replace the lino with vinyl planks (Harrison’s), but need to get these patches sorted first.

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Mutch Family Deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have an old rotting deck we'd like to replace. It's quite a complicated deck with an irregular shape, two levels and two lots of stairs leading down to our back garden. There also may need to be some repairs to the existing pergola and railings. This will be a good job for you if you like building decks, but if you hate measuring accurately it may not be the one for you! It could be combined with the other job listed on Builders Crack at the same address named Mutch Family Kitchen. We loo...

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Wardrobe makeover

Posted 2 weeks ago

Redesign the existing wardrobe. May be more partitions and drawers etc.

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Raised deck

Posted 3 weeks ago

We would like a slightly elevated deck added to our backyard area with a ramp down where it needs to meet the ground. The goal is to match the level of the house which is no more than a metre off the ground. Deck slats to be screwed down using either composite or hard wood depending on quote. It would be good to have this done as soon as possible. The diagram is indicative only and not to scale.

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Install car door

Posted 5 days ago

fit a microchip sensor cat door in an external GIB and weatherboard wall. cut extender tunnel to width of wall and seal and flash as needed on outside. cat door is model - SureFlap -

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Replace entry door and repair side panel

Posted 1 week ago

We'd like our front door replaced and the adjacent panel repaired. See attached photos.

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Office space reno

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job on hold. Will be in touch with any interested Tradies from April 19th. We need a creative, skilled joiner to renovate a small office space within a museum space. We wish to have this sound proofed, and a door attached, with modifications to the ceiling. Please come and view the space, discuss options and give us a quote.

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Deck railing

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi There, Please can we get a quote on deck railing. Cheers Paul ...

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Deck repair and stain

Posted 1 week ago

Rotten board on pine deck needs replacing. Deck also needs gentle water blast and restaining. Deck rests on a roof membrane so needs to be done carefully. Within 3-4 weeks is OK.

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Leak in garage

Posted 1 week ago

We have an internal garage. When there is lots of rain, water runs though into the garage. Its not coming from the ceiling but looks like from the bottom of the sidewall of the garage,where it joins on to the cement. Keen to confirm this is where it's leaking and to fix it

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Tile to carpet joint

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a newly tiled floor in a utility area and now have to have the existing carpet in the adjoining hallway made good at the doorway where the original naplock bar has been removed . There is now a difference in height to be factored in to the job as well as a new bar installation .

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Wooden windbreak

Posted 1 week ago

Install posts to attach trellis as a windbreak

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Kitchen reno

Posted 2 weeks ago

I'd like to install a front loading w.machine in the kitchen. Space is very limited so I'd like to remove 1.5 cabinets from the existing bench to fit the w.machine + plumbing. (Re: pxt; left hand side of bench, opposite side to fridge. Id like a quote pls Job 2) Id 2-3 over head cabinets (L600-800mm each) installed. Supplied. Cabinet depth are around 420mm. The wall is 400mm so adjusting is needed.

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Backyard makeover

Posted 1 week ago

We have a jungle of weeds, moulds of dirt that we want to transform into a non mowing surface for a spa plus some privacy screens and shade open to options

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Wooden windows repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, I have a couple of wooden framed windows from a 1940s house that have some rotten parts. One side of the window ideally requires fixing rather than replacing the entire window as the remaining sides are not affected.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 132,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Exterior windowframe rot repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 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

Replace old deck with new

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair leak and water damage

Work carried out by an employee of the company

4th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cantilevered deck repair in Johnsonville

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Small pergola over deck

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

10th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wardrobe bifold doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Decking replaced

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Free Accommodation - Exterior repairs & lanscaping on 90sqm railway cottage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

new handrail and long bench seat

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

19th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Removing Perspex and replacing with new watertight Perspex

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

deck and trellising replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Deck/patio

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th January 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

Steps install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

protective shelf built over external heat pump unit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair/Replace Deck Railing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Restoration of balcony deck

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Internal Doors - convert from sliding to swinging

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Weatherboards

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

7th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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Painting and Property Maintenance

Joined December 2018

Painting and Property Maintenance offers quality job for reasonable and affordable prices. We provide professional full-service in interior- exterior house painting and renovating. We also provide full service in gardening and lawn mowing. Quality is our priority means we pride ourselves in our work ethics and our determination to ensure that we exceed above and beyond our customer expectations e...

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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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PacBuild

Joined January 2018

Hi, My team have experience in a number of building projects which includes new builds, renovations and boundary fences, gates retaining walls etc. From time to time the team will do smaller jobs to fill in between projects. We pride ourselves on the quality of our workmanship while remaining conscious of delivering a project on time and on budget.

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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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Pro Maintenance

Joined March 2013

Hi we are a small property maintenance company we specialise in all general property maintenance work from fitting towel rails to building new decks, we are licensed building practitioners so you can have confidence in all of our work

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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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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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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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Maca Brothers Building and Roofing Limited

Joined September 2014

Hello, My name is Lawrence from Maca Brothers Building and Roofing Limited and we are a licensed building Practitioner company with 25 years building and Roofing experience. We cover a wide range of building and Roofing work which include jobs such as Re roofing and Re pitching old roofs. We also cover general residential building work as we have both qualified builders and qualified roofers....

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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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NBC Ltd

Joined August 2017

NBC Ltd is an experienced Wellington painter and decorator business committed to exceptional service to deliver all interior and exterior house painting jobs on time and within budget. I can also fixed or repaired house both inside and outside. For inside I can do the wall, plastering, chipboard, doors and ceiling, outside I can do the weatherboard and roof, I can also do a fence. To make your...

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Ultra Contracting Ltd

Joined July 2017

Hi I am the owner of Ultra Contracting Ltd, we are primarily a earthworks contracting company but also do a lot of general building and property maintenance work. We are very professional and strive to give our clients the best experience possible and treat them and their property in a manner in which we would like to be treated by going above and beyond what is necessary. We would love to help yo...

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Top Site Construction Limited

Joined January 2018

Hi, I have been building for 10 years now and have LBP status. I specialise in renovations and also enjoy the smaller jobs from time to time. I pride myself on communication and listening to the clients requirements. I turn up when expected and complete my jobs on time and budget.

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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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Better Brothers Construction

Joined December 2017

We are a new family company based in central Wellington with over 12 years experience in renovations, new builds, extensions and multi-story concrete construction - Both our directors Stefano and Samuel are on site and on the tools so you directly benefit from our expertise. We believe in a safe, tidy site, a strong work ethic and doing things right!

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JBL Building Ltd

Joined March 2019

JBL Building Ltd are an Island Bay based building company covering all areas of the Wellington region. Jason is a licensed building practitioner and began his building career in Wellington working on residential new builds, and specialising in renovations and extensions. The clients wishes are the number one priority for us and we pride ourselves on producing a high quality finish to the current b...

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Small fry design

Joined January 2011

Hi I'm new to builders crack.. Keen to do simpler smaller scale design and make projects from my workshop. Happy to share concept drawings at the beginning of a project to get the right design for you.

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Tony's Painting & Building Services

Joined November 2016

We provide a high quality cost effective service for all your home and commercial needs. Exterior and interior painting undertaken by painters with 20 years plus experience. Interior and exterior maintenance carries out by an experienced builder. Happy to quote for large and smaller jobs, Satisfaction is a high priority for us and we won't let you down. Cheers Tony

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Che Phillips

Joined May 2017

I'm a qualified builder I've been building new homes, renovating old ones and working on large commercial projects for the past 9 years. Whilst Im busy doing major jobs throughout the wellington region during the week. Im keen for smaller jobs during the weekend or after hours. Fences, Decks, small alterations and maintenance anything considered. I take pride in my work, and love to see happy fa...

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