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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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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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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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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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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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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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Replace two scribers to small window #2

Posted 1 month ago

There are two that are soft and need replacing on thr small bathroom window. South side of house. The builder who was here for house sale reports they probably have not been treated . House is an A1 home that is ten years old

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Repair old floor boards.

Posted 2 weeks ago

The old floor boards need repair.

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Deck & Pergola

Posted 1 month ago

Scaffolding coming down on 31 March, and the deck posts are already in. Need a deck and pergola built. We're at the end of the project, so require a sharp price! No time wasters please. SPECIFICATIONS 19.43 sqm - refer to concept attached. Kwila 150 x 19 mm decking - simple horizontal pattern. Baseboards - to match the existing vertical pattern on the villa . Steps - 2 x traditional H4 stringer steps. Pergola pitch in line with the with lean-to,

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Facia rot repair

Posted 1 week ago

A 2 meter section of our ground floor facia needs replacing. The flashing has to be peeled back, the rotten, (approx. 200ml x 15ml x 2 meter) board cut into the existing sound facia.

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Joinery Repairs

Posted 2 months ago

Timber Joinery repair job to restore bathroom window. Cost estimate unknown.

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Urgent job - partition room asap

Posted 2 months ago

We need to partition 2 rooms. One room with a door, the other with a wall. Job is very urgent.

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Replace damage floor board #2

Posted 3 months ago

I have a damaged timber floor board in my hall way that I want replacing 😊

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Erect 3 outside drop curtains on deck

Posted 1 month ago

We have the curtains, just need to be put up. 3x 1.80 m x210m. Many thanks. You can either phone Judy on ... or email ...

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Repair wooden shutter

Posted 2 months ago

One wooden shutter on the exterior of our house is partly rotted. We need the five rotted slats replaced to bring it back to good condition.

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Deck & Pergola

Posted 1 month ago

Scaffolding coming down on 7 April, and the deck posts are already in. Need a deck and pergola built. We're at the end of the project, so require a sharp price! No time wasters please. SPECIFICATIONS 19.43 sqm - refer to concept attached. Kwila 150 x 19 mm decking - simple horizontal pattern. Baseboards - to match the existing vertical pattern on the villa . Steps - 2 x traditional H4 stringer steps. Pergola pitch in line with the with lean-to,

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Decking and Fence

Posted 2 months ago

** note posted twice in two categories, prefer both to be done with same vendor. DECKING Pine deck smooth side up - see attached photo - around 20m2 and 650mm high. Some existing posts from old deck. Comes to corner with steps up. FENCE REPLACEMENT Please see attached photo. Demolition will be done by us beforehand. Some posts may be able to be reused. Approx 9m & 8m corner fence 1.8m high with trellis top style. 10.5m small open fence on right hand side.

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Repair and refit external door

Posted 2 months ago

Outside door which opens to the underneath of the house has come off it’s hinges. Needs repairing and replacing

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Veranda Top Deck Finishing - Waipu

Posted 1 month ago

Veranda bearers & joists are already completed! Need assistance with the finishing touches including sourcing the Kwila timber and installing the deck. An easy job for an apprentice or someone seeking extra evening/weekend work. Immediate start. DECK SIZE 27.69 sqm REQUIRMENTS 1. Source approx 200 linear metres of 150 x 19 Kwila decking (no-grip tread) 2. Labour & installation PATTERN Majority of lengths cut to approximately 1.6m and placed vertically (wrapped) around the vera...

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Replace rotten timber planks on exterior of house

Posted 2 months ago

I've got a couple of rotten planks on the top side of the house which needs replacing ( so someone will have to go up a ladder), and also a couple of rotten pieces of wood around the outside of the house that needs fixing. I also have a gutter than needs a bracket. Not a massive job, but I need those replaced so I can prep the house to be painted - I'd like to get this fairly urgently because I also want to paint the house before winter.

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Architraves & Skirting Installation

Posted 1 month ago

Villa renovation. Need assistance re-installing 'sections of architrave and skirting'. A new living room opening also requires dressing timber. An easy job for an apprentice builder/carpenter, or someone seeking extra evening/weekend work. Immediate start. REQUIRMENTS 1. Bathroom 2. Laundry 3. Living Room

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Make finger jointed wooden window frame

Posted 1 month ago

We need a wooden finger jointed window frame making from a drawn up plan. Measures 1054 high and 708 wide and has 6 panes. We would like two quotes - one for it to be built out of pine and the other for it to be built out of rimu. We would like it as soon as possible. The plans are professionally drawn from precise measurements. Photo of plans attached. Can email PDF or print out a hard copy for builder. May have further work if this project is successful.

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My large deck needs a do up.

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, My deck needs a tidy up and re doing. I have attached pictures. We are in onerahi.

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Built in floor to ceiling bookshelves

Posted 2 months ago

Floor to ceiling mostly floating bookshelves. Have drawn a picture of ideal layout but happy to discuss design. Approx 300cm wide by 240cm high. Small bottom section closed in with simple wooden doors. Thinking mdf/ply painted matt white

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Build deck & repair framing around windows

Posted 2 months ago

Rotten large window framing needs replacement. Decking to be replaced on to an enclosed room.

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Pergola Roof/ Outdoor Roof

Posted 3 months ago

Need outdoor roofing for already built pergola/balcony (see photos). Approximate measurements are 8m x 2m. Most outdoor roofing such as PVC sheets or acrylic require either purlins or rafters that are at max 600mm apart whereas these rafters are approx. 1000mm apart. I originally planned to put in 2 x purlins along the middle that are rebated into the rafters and then a roofing solution with plain acrylic/polycarbonate/PVC (not corrugated ). Open to other solutions as well. Timeframe - a...

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 194,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

timber deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Aged Decking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2019

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

REMOVING DRAWERS IN KITCHEN

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 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

minor carpentry

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace two scribers to small window #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th April 2021

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

The Doors of Raumanga

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

garage wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 1
Communication
 3

Sally's Back Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st August 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

Recladding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th April 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

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

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

Build a Small Pergola

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair and refit external door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck ramp and steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Boost Construction Limited

Joined January 2014

Boost Construction Ltd have been building and renovating quality homes for the past 15 years. While we specialise in renovations and new builds we enjoy smaller jobs and can met the clients needs with competitive quotes and timelines. We are a professional small building team and are keen to help you with your next project. We are fully insured and are LBP registered.

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Tradie

Joined July 2014

Hi there NZ, We are trade qualified builders with LBP Licenses and members of the certified builders association. We specialise in New builds, Home extensions, major home renovations and re-cladding, we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are professional, efficient, honest, hard working and go out of our way to meet client deadlines and demands. Workmanship is our priority as well as prov...

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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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Hi Spec Installation and Maintenance Limited

Joined May 2019

Hi there valued customer, Over the years I have been installing a wide variety of timber floors in many applications. These range from huge sports floors to the domestic household areas, including industrial and residential. Experienced in solid, engineered, laminate and the new stone/vinyl planks my knowledge and craftsmanship on floors is second to none. My son is a fully qualified engineer...

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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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Emerain property maintenance

Joined April 2018

Hi there, We have years of experience in property maintenance and renovations. We are able to do any types of work small or big jobs you ... cluding General electrical, plumbing, plastering , painting, commercial/residential cleaning , decking, fence , landscape any repair or renovation.Also I have years of experience in troubleshoot and fix appliances. Let us know know if we can help you w...

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Nick Chipizubov

Joined May 2020

Hi I'm Nick. I'm a qualified Plasterer (taught by my father and uncles ) and a qualified carpenter ( taught by my stepfather ). I've been working at this for just over 30 years. My clients are usually repetitive as they need more work done, they call . Painters refer me. Once I start I'll be there until I finish, sincere, considerate and understand that sometimes people live at the place of work s...

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Craig Yakas

Joined June 2018

Hi. I'm a sole trader with 30 years in the construction industry in NZ and overseas. I put the tools away for a few years while carrying out house inspections in Auckland. That role progressed to a salaried role as National H&S and Quality Manager for the same company. Currently I sub-contract to carry out Healthy Homes Inspections. I have successfully completed the Certificate in Residentia...

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KAAP Contracting Ltd

Joined February 2020

Hi,we are a family business with over 25 years experience in Earthworks,Drainage, and Civil Construction including Retaining Walls, Fencing, Concrete Works and Landscaping. We can tackle all residential and commercial work from the smallest concrete repair to a complete subdivision. We pride ourselves on a professional service meeting all quality and deadline targets.

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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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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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Those Guys Property Services

Joined September 2020

We are very professional, meet deadlines for project completion and definitely work hard. We take pride in our competitive pricing and quotes, and always stick to the budget. We offer competitive pricing and deliver a high standard of work on every job. Services include: Tiling Splashbacks Grout Cleaning Tile Cleaning Tile Repair / Replacement Waterblasting of decks, tiled decks/patio'...

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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Ensura Building Services

Joined July 2020

Building renovations, repairs and maintenance made easy Ensura Building Services began as specialists in insurance repairs. Through this, we've gained unique experience creating cost effective solutions for existing buildings.

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Breckon Builders Limited

Joined April 2017

Hi, we specialise in all aspects of building, major renovations, new homes and small jobs also. we pride ourselves on workmanship, professionalism and providing competitive no surprise quotes and then completing the job on budget and on time. We are also members of New Zealand Certified Builders offering the 10 year halo guarantee, Trade Qualified & Licensed Building Practitioner.

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JC BUILD

Joined May 2020

Qualified builder, new builds, renovations small or large. Decks, retaining walls, pergolas, carports. For all your carpentry needs, I take pride in my workmanship and taking care of my clients needs. Always happy to hear what you need done. For a free quote get in touch. Cheers

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Mark Topliss

Joined October 2017

Hi I am a trade qualified Licensed Builder with 37 years experience specialising in renovation and repair work utilising old school skills and a high standard of finishing work in both Residential and Commercial.

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World wood ltd

Joined September 2017

We are a friendly team of professionals who know how to build or upgrade your house. Our prices are very attractive and the quality of the work will make you wonder. - Decks and fences

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Transforming Residential Limited

Joined January 2016

Small residential business that specialises in additions, renovations and parts there of. Reputable builder with previous apprentice awards, and he maintains that through out all work completed. A registered company with a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP), a member of the Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA) and hold current Site Safe qualifications as well as First Aid. Extensive...

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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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