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Tips on Repairing Your Home After an Earthquake

Posted 27/04/17

In the days and weeks after an earthquake, priorities turn towards repairing the damage to your home. We've put together this handy guide to give you some tips on repairing your home after an earthquake... Your first step should be to contact the Earthquake Commission and your insurance c

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Stage 6 Life Stages of Home Ownership - Caring For Your Home During Your 80s

Posted 07/12/17

Owning a home at any age is a commitment, but when you're caring for your home during your elderly years there are more things to consider... In our final article of our Home Ownership Article Series, we discuss the types of decisions you'll need to make and how to get the best value for

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What Should You Do After a Damaging House Fire?

Posted 11/05/17

A house fire is a devastating experience, regardless of the amount of damage. Your first instinct may be to begin the clean-up and repair work, but there are several key things to work through first... Five things to do after a house fire There are five important tasks for you to do, if yo

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Earthquake Preparedness - Is Your Home Secure?

Posted 30/03/17

Earthquakes are unpredictable and the best form of defence is to be prepared. Keeping a well-stocked survival kit with food, water and other essential supplies is one way we can care for our family after a shake. We can also prepare our homes too, we take a look at ways you and your family can g

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Essential Swimming Pool Maintenance To Do This Summer

Posted 22/12/16

There’s nothing like taking a dip in your own swimming pool. Kiwi summers and the backyard swimming pool go hand in hand. But do you know what essential swimming pool maintenance it will require?... Top 5 swimming pool maintenance tips Kids, adults and even dogs love a good swim during summe

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Stage 5 Life Stages Home Ownership - Getting Your Home Ready for Retirement

Posted 30/11/17

Thinking about whether the house you're currently living in is suitable for retirement is an important to consider. Many downsize, but should you?... While your house remains your castle, there comes the time we need to adapt it. Getting your home ready for retirement is all about thinking

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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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This is How your Gutters and Spouting Could be Damaging your Home (and what to do about it)

Posted 28/06/19

Guttering and spouting do more than take rainwater away, they are essential for a healthy, happy home. Read on to learn signs that indicate issues, and tips for resolving damage... What damage could my guttering be causing? Externally: A sagging gutter will damage your home’s fascia. P

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Homeowners Guide to Summer Proofing Your Deck

Posted 23/02/17

Our skin isn't the only thing that needs to protecting from the harsh New Zealand sun, our decking needs to protection too. To keep your deck looking great, we’ve put together this handy guide on summer proofing your deck... How to keep your deck looking like new Summer brings more traffic

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Ultimate Winter Ready Checklist

Posted 30/04/18

Autumn is a great time to get stuck in with preparations to get your home in the best shape and be a healthy place to be during the challenging winter months. Mould & mildew control Prevention is easier than treatment. Check around your house for spots that are prone to leaks, condensation or

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Latest handymen case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

More Than Meets The Eye: The Bosh Robot and The Handyman Lending A Hand

Exciting and unique jobs often pass through Builderscrack. A member of our customer service team spotted this one... and we knew we had to share it. Kustom Design Studio posted a job looking for a Handyperson to help take down and assemble a massive robot. This robot was created by Bosch with the help of Kustom Design Studio. The robot is made out of Bosch power tools and has been travelling around New Zealand. The tradie, found through Builderscrack, was tasked with helping to take down the robot which was residing in Bunnings Shirley and then assembling it back up at the AMI Stadium for the Crusaders Games. Quite the celebrity robot!

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

More Than Meets The Eye: The Bosh Robot and The Handyman Lending A Hand

Exciting and unique jobs often pass through Builderscrack. A member of our customer service team spotted this one... and we knew we had to share it. Kustom Design Studio posted a job looking for a Handyperson to help take down and assemble a massive robot. This robot was created by Bosch with the help of Kustom Design Studio. The robot is made out of Bosch power tools and has been travelling around New Zealand. The tradie, found through Builderscrack, was tasked with helping to take down the robot which was residing in Bunnings Shirley and then assembling it back up at the AMI Stadium for the Crusaders Games. Quite the celebrity robot!

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Recent jobs posted

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

Refill and Repave small hole in driveway

Posted 2 minutes ago

I need a smallish hole filled in our driveway that plumber has dug up to repair a leak. I believe it is 600 deep? Will need to also be repaved with the old pavers here.

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Handy man required

Posted 1 hour ago

I am looking for someone to do various job around an apartment we have as a rental in Te Aro. I would like to find someone who I can call on in an ongoing capacity with minor repair type work. The first tasks required currently are taking down the old dryer off the wall & installing the new one in the same place (I don't know if the same bracket will work will need you to figure this out my skills are limited) and replacing 4 hinges on kitchen cupboard doors which have aged and no longer work pr...

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Kit set kitchen install

Posted 1 hour ago

I have bought a new kit set kitchen and would like someone to remove the existing kitchen and install a new one. It’s a fairly small kitchen with only 3 cabinets and 2 sets of drawers. Benchtop and sink also need to be replaced. Please ask if you have any questions. Thanks

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Fix Shower Door

Posted 5 hours ago

Since a few days our shower door (glass) is no longer aligned and bangs against the glass when it closes. We can't seem to figure out why and how and would like a handyman to have a look and fix it. It's presumably an easy job.

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Odd fixing jobs

Posted 15 hours ago

A few odd jobs: Fixing window latch, stop toilet seat wobbling, a bit of painting, curtain hanging and fixing aluminum door handles.

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General maintenance

Posted 20 hours ago

Curtain rails, shelves, crack in wall, installation toilet roll holder, garden planter box repair, change security lights (screws stuck), step repair, wall damage patch up. Haven't included photos given number of jobs - all relatively small. I'll be available at home this Thurs/Fri and next Mon/Tues

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Regular property inspection and maintenance #2

Posted 21 hours ago

I need someone to carry out regular 6 monthly rental property inspections, and arrange/carry out any required maintenance. There is a current inspection and list of maintenance jobs required. You'll be technically acting as property manager for the property. This doesn't require any specific qualification or license, just someone who can take care of the property.

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To create a clothes rack from copper pipes

Posted 21 hours ago

we are moving into a new rental and have no wardrobe. Have seen clothes racks made from copper pipes (gas pipes) - I have images to show. But after someone to put us together something sturdy to hold our clothes. Preferably put together for Sunday or early next week. Also have a tv bracket needing to be screwed to the wall.

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Various

Posted 22 hours ago

Looking for quote to complete: Architraves around one window Rangehood chimney Install new internal door Wardrobe/cuboard shelving Install wardrobe track. Job is on Kaurilands Road, available most times.

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Home Safety Improvement #6

Posted 1 day ago

Women's Refuge is looking for handymen, builders or electricians for jobs to strengthen our client's properties. Work includes: replacing glass doors with solid, installing solar lights and window safety stays, changing locks. Police vetting required (we will get that done for you)

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Home Safety Improvement #5

Posted 1 day ago

Women's Refuge is looking for handymen, builders or electricians for jobs to strengthen our client's properties. Work includes: replacing glass doors with solid, installing solar lights and window safety stays, changing locks. Police vetting required (we will get that done for you)

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Home Safety Improvement #4

Posted 1 day ago

Women's Refuge is looking for handymen, builders or electricians for jobs to strengthen our client's properties. Work includes: replacing glass doors with solid, installing solar lights and window safety stays, changing locks. Police vetting required (we will get that done for you)

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Home safety Improvement #3

Posted 1 day ago

Women's Refuge is looking for handymen, builders or electricians for jobs to strengthen our client's properties. Work includes: replacing glass doors with solid, installing solar lights and window safety stays, changing locks. Police vetting required (we will get that done for you)

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Home Safety Improvement #2

Posted 1 day ago

Women's Refuge is looking for handymen, builders or electricians for jobs to strengthen our client's properties. Work includes: replacing glass doors with solid, installing solar lights and window safety stays, changing locks. Police vetting required (we will get that done for you)

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Home Safety Improvement

Posted 1 day ago

Women's Refuge is looking for handymen, builders or electricians for jobs to strengthen our client's properties. Work includes: replacing glass doors with solid, installing solar lights and window safety stays, changing locks. Police vetting required (we will get that done for you)

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Handyman for small jobs in new home

Posted 1 day ago

Brace 1 x large bookcase and 1x small ornaments shelf. Put up new folding washing line outside- needs screwing into fence posts. A hole to be made in wooden fence for cats to use. To be done as soon as possible.

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Handyman

Posted 1 day ago

gate has broken off the post need shelf taken out so fridge fits televisions put onto walls

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Door rehung

Posted 1 day ago

We have had carpet layed and now need our wooden doors resized and hung. Small handyman job.

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General Garden and laying out limestone aggregate for pathway

Posted 1 day ago

My rental property needs some TLC after a 7year lease. Have 5 cubic metres of crushed limestone that needs to be distributed to pathways and other general garden tidying up and small carpentry jobs, (a wooden floor board needs fixing). Would need this job done this week, before Friday 31st.

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Assemble jump flex trampoline

Posted 1 day ago

Purchased a jumpflex tramp but don’t have time to put it together. ... Assembly takes approx 2 hours according to jumpflex.

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 154,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

DECK AREA REPAIR AND PAINT

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Assemble child's trampoline

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Woodshed roof replacement - handyman type job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

attaching examination lights to wall and hanging soap dispensors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Subfloor tidying

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair leak


19th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal and install of bathroom mirror and cabinet

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace a bathroom doorstop - snapped off from rust

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Refreshing a room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Doors that won't stay closed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fence built

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mounting TVs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

Hanging a mirror & artwork

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa Pool Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Brick removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hanging a Mirror

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Handyman tasks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clothes Line Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bits and Pieces

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4
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