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Stage 1 of Your Home Ownership or Renting Life Stage – Teenage Years

Welcome to the first of six articles about the home ownership and renting life stages we pass through over the years. As we discuss each stage, we’ll identify the jobs you can and can’t do around your rental or owned home and when you should get the professional tradesperson in. As a teenager or young adult, the first property you live in after you leave your parent’s home is most likely to be rented. You may be the one with your name on the tenancy agreement or simply a flatmate. As  the… (view full article)

Guide to Installing Balustrades Which Meet NZ Building Code

If you’re planning on installing balustrades or wondering if you need to, then you’re in the right place. We’ll walk you through the process of identifying if you need a balustrade, the options you have and how to make sure it will meet the current NZ Building Code. Let’s jump to it! What is a balustrade and do I need one? A balustrade is basically a safety barrier. It can vary in appearance from simply a rail with supporting balusters, all the way to a full fence. It’s often confused… (view full article)

Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to use and what tradesmen accreditations are right for the job you want doing? Is an industry based accreditation offer the same as one from the government? We’re here to dive into the mysteries of what the most common tradespeople accreditation are. Let’s jump on in! Tradespeople accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal,… (view full article)

Aluminium or Wooden Windows – Which is Best for Me?

Aluminium or wooden windows – which is best for me? New Zealanders typically live in a home with either wooden or aluminium windows. These two types of joinery are well respected by both builders and homeowners alike. However, people have their favourites and with good reasons. That’s because there are pros and cons for both aluminium and wooden joinery. Ultimately the decision rests with you in choosing the joinery type best for your home.   How to choose the right joinery… (view full article)

Don't Skip These 5 Home Maintenance Tasks Before Summer

Christmas is just around the corner. If you’ve been putting off getting home maintenance tasks done around your home over winter, you’ll be pleased to know that Builderscrack has qualified tradespeople available now to consult with you, or get a free online estimate. Get ready for summer with 5 home maintenance tasks  Tune up your air conditioning: Prevent emergencies and be safe by hiring a tradie to tune up your air conditioning. Not only will this keep it running and your summer… (view full article)

5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Isn't the growth appearing outside with new buds on trees and plants simply beautiful? It's lovely to feel the ground getting warmer with spring arriving and summer just around the corner. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about it for months, years even. In your mind's eye, you can see the fixtures, fittings and flooring coming together beautifully.  You know you want to get cracking on… (view full article)

Recent jobs posted by Handymen Nationwide

Have a new gate to hang. There is a new fence. Gap for gate is not even so gate has been made to be shaved to fit. So skills required. Lock also needs to be added. Gate will need painting but someone else can do that…


We need letterboxes and clotheslines installed at 2 newly built properties in Mangere East. Quotes for supply and install of both please.


I need the cupboard hinges repaired also a kick board removed from the kitchen


We have a brand new umbrella that needs to be bolted on to our concrete patio. This will require drilling etc for the base.


1- My wash line is broken and I don’t know how to fix it or if i need to buy a new one and have it installed. 2- Shower head🚿 has come off 3- shower wall heater broken off from the wall. Brackets have…


I have a solid Oak table which is 2m x 1m. I want it cut into 3 parts - 1: 2m x 0.5m, 2: 1.97 x 0.24, and 3: 1.82 x 0.26 and then each of those installed as shelves. I'll supply the brackets. If it could be done in the…


Last items to be packed up for moving house. Removal van arriving early tomorrow so need help today. I have injured my back and can't do anything:-(


I need help putting up a second-hand aboveground pool that is 4meterx7meter big I need someone who guarantee that they have done something similar in the past.


I have a 3m x 2m Retractable Awning, need to install to the back of the wall to cover my deck. Thanks


Have a big plastic bull head that need to be hung above our fire place


We need a handyman to hang a wall hung vanity - brackets have been installed but due to tiling, some tiles need to be cut back in order to fit. We also need a door hung that needs to be trimmed to size, some brackets…


we have a house in manurewa that needs a lock replacement and some damages need to be fixed as well


Hi all. A couple of small timber windows at my house won’t close properly. I’ve tried to sand and file them down a bit but no joy. Someone with a bit more skill and time than me will need to take a look.


The rope pulley on the window is jammed and the window won’t close.


A towel rail is coming away from the wall. We have a regular door handle that we want to take out and put in a lockable one in. We already have a lockable door handle that can be used..