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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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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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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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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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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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Leaking garage under a deck

Posted 1 month ago

I have a deck with a garage under it that leaks like a sive. Its ment to have a tin roof and a 10mm drop, according to the lim, but turns out has none of this. Help

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Shed -Interior framing

Posted 4 months ago

I have a shed in Waipu and I need internal framing to create a bathroom. Plumbing and electricity is already complete. Just need framing of walls.

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New deck #2

Posted 6 days ago

I need to build a timber deck approx. 6 x 3 m.

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Flooring repair, water damaged, Raumanga

Posted 2 months ago

Hi The floor in our hallway and linen cupboard was damaged by a slow leak from the pressure pipe to the hot water cylinder. Leak has been fixed but we need a builder to quote and repair as soon as possible please as we have "soggy weetbix" floors. There is also damage to one of the supports for the shelving. Can anyone help?

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House repairs and maintenance

Posted 3 weeks ago

Some maintenance needed on a farm house on Otaika Valley rd. - some rotten weatherboards/soffits - repairs to shower laminate - refix and install underfloor insulation - some other maintenance as time allows, e.g. spouting may need to be replaced

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Deck Renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Existing deck approx 9m x 3.4m and 3m high requires new decking; new balustrade deck railing; new deck roof. MUST build to council specifications to obtain consent.

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Insurance Job! Building two fences affected by flood & removing built in spa

Posted 2 months ago

There are two jobs that need to be done. 1. 2 fences on the perimeter of our section need to be built (taken out by flood last month) 2. Removal of walls from the spa room and removal of spa (also affected by flood) 3. A quote is needed to submit the job to the insurance agency 4. Date booked to start the job asap

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BATHROOM VIEW

Posted 4 months ago

WINDOW TO BE REPLACE WITH A SMALLER WINDOW

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Covered Area over Patio

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to get a covered area built in our back yard. Approx 5.1m * 3.9m (keep it under 20m2 floor area). Timber construction, gabled roof same pitch as the house (22.5deg). Poles need to be set through existing concrete patio. Design sketch shown, unsure of timber framing sizes but have designed with 135x135x3.6m poles (possibly need bigger, 140x45 beams (doubled) and 140x45 for other framing. Will look to cover with polycarb (purlins not shown). Top of beam will sit flush with the top of gutt...

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General repair work - Morningside

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for someone to do the following at a house in Morningside: -replace 2x external doors with new doors, deadbolts and handles -remove hearth for fireplace and gib over it -replace interior door handles with new cheap silver handles -install new bathroom vanity to replace existing with 1 row of white tiles for splashback -replace piece of cladding at back door with sheet of hardies or similar to repair hole -install piece of scotia in kitchen where it has been removed -remove exis...

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Doors

Posted 2 months ago

Take 7MLS of one door and hang it. Take 1ml off door and hang it.

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Eunice

Posted 1 month ago

Shower damage Repair entry steps

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New deck

Posted 1 month ago

I need to build a timber deck approx. 5 x 3 m.

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Deck construction

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking to build a simple deck at on a flat site that has two small storage sheds on it to join the sheds and provide bbq area. The deck is roughly 27m2 in size. There will be two levels, with a step down between them to cater to different heights of shed floors. Larger deck area (label 1 in drawing) is approx 4.9m x 5m and will sit about 350mm off the ground. Smaller L shape deck area (label 2 in drawing) is about 140mm off the ground and will wrap around the side of the second...

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Door rehang

Posted 2 months ago

Laundry door currently opening inwards but needs to open outwards to accommodate new laundry layout.

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REMOVING DRAWERS IN KITCHEN

Posted 2 months ago

Four drawers have to be removed to make room for a dishwasher and the kickboard cut out. Two year old house. New kitchen.

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Deck leg

Posted 3 months ago

I see that the bottom of one of the deck legs has cracked and the wood is starting to rot. Please see pictures. I want someone to quote on this being repaired.

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Deck extension to cover sandpit

Posted 3 months ago

Would like to have the deck extended to cover an old sandpit. And a little stair down to the grass for the kids. Not a huge job. Also would like to add a Trelise or something to stop my dog jumping my gate it’s about 4m the area maybe some picket fencing added on top Also no a huge job.

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Balustrades

Posted 2 months ago

additional balusters to be added between the existing ones to make it safe for a crawling baby. 19 new balusters required - approx 780H by 50 W by max 18mm deep. Existing balusters fit into a grove under the handrail.

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9m round deck

Posted 1 month ago

Need a 9 metre/30ft round platform built for a yurt before Christmas 2020. I will be sourcing the materials myself.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 176,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Sally's Back Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st August 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Small rental

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st February 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Aged Decking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

minor carpentry

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Change from hinge door to roller door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Deck ramp and steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build a Small Pergola

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing decking timber.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

cat door to go into a wooden garage/rumpus room door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Flooring repair, water damaged, Raumanga

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

timber deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ground level Deck and Pergola Wanted for Summer - Pretty flat site!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Doors


25th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Recladding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dakota 1

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair inside wooden frame by window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

window frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 2
Communication
 3

REMOVING DRAWERS IN KITCHEN

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Anthony Rawlinson construction limited

Joined February 2019

I have over 24 years as a carpenter working in both the commercial buildings and residential in the uk and new New Zealand I work to a high standard and have great at problem solving

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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates specialise in roof leak repair, Skylite change out. Chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning & repair. Moss treatments of roofs, concrete & paths. Detergent house washing & fly & spider treatment. Landscaping, tree trimming and all those jobs you don't want to do. Any questions please contact us through builders crack. Kind regards Steve.

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Reece Dean construction

Joined October 2016

Hi, we've been speacialising in renovating and building houses for 12+ years. We also take on the smaller jobs from time to time. We are professional, passionate and we pride ourselves on providing competitive prices and finishing jobs on time and on budget.

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AB Building

Joined January 2019

Hi, previously trading as Blood Sweat and Tears, partner has moved on now trading on my own. I can provide competitive quotes for a variety of work and I will try to work within your time frame.

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Ultimate Construction

Joined July 2015

Ultimate Construction is a premier construction company delivering high quality projects on time and on budget, with 20 years experience in all aspects of construction you can rest assured you have the best boutique builders in the industry. "THE DETAIL IS THE DIFFERENCE"

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Jordan Building Services Ltd

Joined June 2020

We are a new company offering a professional building experience with more than 25 years experience and a licensed builder in charge,your project will be in good hands. We specialise in smaller renovations ad additions, where quality workmanship is paramount.

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Iron Rod Maintenance

Joined May 2020

Hi, we've been in the property maintenance and construction business for over 17 years. We enjoy giving quality service at a price that will make you happy. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Southern star building and maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2018

We are a small but growing business who take on all general maintenance and carpentry work in and around your property. All jobs undertaken from small to large. Workmanship and quality guaranteed. We offer competitive quotes and meeting of deadlines.

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Those Guys Property Services

Joined September 2020

Hi, we've been in the property maintenance and renovation for over 15 years with a whole range of skill sets. While we enjoy tackling bathroom, kitchen and general renovations, we do take the time to help out with the smaller things to make your life easier. We are very professional, meet deadlines for project completion and definitely work hard. We take pride in our competitive pricing and quotes...

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MPV Building Services Ltd

Joined August 2011

Been living and working out west for over 30 years. I'm into doing it right first time. Satisfaction guaranteed. Dislike people being ripped off. Fully equipped utes for a quick no mess, no fuss job. All debris removed. Hard to find good reliable help these days. In my time I have done a multitude of various types of jobs and projects. Some of these include Walkways, Bridges, Stairways. Various...

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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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S McCann builder

Joined November 2016

I am a sole trader, builder specializing in small jobs such as decks/fences etc. If you have any building maintenance requirements, I pride myself on being honest and competitive with a view to completing any job on time and on budget.

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JKC Construction Ltd

Joined February 2020

We are a small Whangarei based building and construction company with 27 years experience in the building industry.. We specialise in renovations, new builds, decks, fences, retaining and general maintenance work...... no job is too small Friendly honest team and always looking to please our clients.

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Tekton Construction Limited

Joined September 2020

Hey there. For the last 17 years I have been gaining experience in a wide range of construction here and abroad. I enjoy to do a high end job that will last. I like to work alongside clients to achieve or exceed their expectations. While being as efficent as I can with time and materials to meet their budget.

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A&C CONTRACTORS NZ LIMITED

Joined May 2019

We are specialized in new builds and renovation, and we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We take pride in what we do and we make sure that whatever we do, will meet our client's needs. We provide competitive quotes and try to complete the jobs on budget. We always make sure that we hit our deadlines. We are here to help you along the way and to turn that piece of paper into reality. We woul...

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pro wire

Joined December 2010

Hi we work from hamilton to auckland we have been doing jobs from new homes full renovations ,to the smallest jobs ,we pride ourselves on punctuality, and 100% customer satisfaction ,we always clean up after ourselves and offer helpful advice and ,no obligation free quotes ,our prices are always competitive .

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Ducrot Builders

Joined February 2020

I am a highly experienced carpenter with experience in commercial and residential constructions. I have over 5 years forman experience and over 11 years on site experience. My work is tidy, I work efficiently and I have a good eye for detail. I am a registered licensed builder.

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triple eight contractors limited

Joined September 2020

Hi, we have built new houses and we have also done Ministry of Education work as well as various commercial fit outs. We have had very good comments from out customers as we have always completed job way ahead of schedule and with in budget.

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Blair building

Joined March 2015

hi,weve been building new homes for thorne group for ten years.We specialise in new homes and renovations and will work hard to achieve all budgets and timeframes.A content and happy customer is our priority.

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Craftbuild Ltd

Joined June 2016

Hi, we are Trade Qualified Carpenters & Licensed Building Practitioners , we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for over the last 14 years. While we specialise in decks, cabins, major renovations and new builds in the Kaipara District, we also do travel throughout New Zealand for top quality deck projects. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project comple...

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