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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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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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Ultimate Autumn/Winter 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

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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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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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How to Fix Your Retaining Wall Aesthetics with Landscaping

Posted 10/10/16

Retaining walls are often perceived as uninspiring or an eyesore. But a little landscaping can go a long way to improving the aesthetic appeal and/or blend a retaining wall in to the surroundings... Blending existing retaining walls into your landscaping Many of us have existing retaining

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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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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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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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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 Handymens on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

New kitchen tap and fix cutlery drawer in kitchen

Posted 18 hours ago

Hello I need someone to repair the cutlery drawer in the kitchen and also repair tap as the water is only coming out at maybe 10% so we may need to replace kitchen tap.

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Small apartment jobs

Posted 23 hours ago

Hi there, I am located in the CBD and am looking for someone to do a few jobs around the house. It would include putting up a hanging lamp shade, fixing two toilet seats, attaching a lock to a window, and fixing a range fan that has fallen off. Cheers, Aly Miller

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Handyman

Posted 1 day ago

Need someone to repair the side of the house (patchwork). There was a spot light on the outside of the building when they took it of there is now a whole

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Handyman-Touch ups and finishing painting etc #2

Posted 2 days ago

House was recently renovated and fully painted in and out. Looking for a sole handy man type with some painting experience to go around and do touch ups, filling, sealing, plaster etc and refitting of fittings etc as required. Interior and exterior including decks and roof etc Would suit someone semi-retired or student etc Will pay by the hour Prefer someone local

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Cleaning guttering

Posted 2 days ago

Old-style 2-storey outbuilding needs gutters cleaned. The gutters are filled with leaf blockers so just need twigs / leaves etc. removed off the top. But you will need a long ladder... Straightforward access, water tap next to the shed, power outlets if needed. Sooner the better thanks.

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Handyman jobs.

Posted 2 days ago

All sorts of handyman jobs at multiple aged care villages across south/east/north Auckland.

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Tv bracket on walk

Posted 2 days ago

Find studs and hang tv bracket & tv on wall.

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Renovating the bathroom

Posted 3 days ago

Renovating the bathroom, Replace shower room glass, the change of ceramic tile

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Fix a few weather boards

Posted 3 days ago

Fix a few weather boards Repair the damaged walls and paint

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Remove and Dispose of Old Spa Pool

Posted 3 days ago

Small old spa pool under deck - remove and dispose. Need to remove trellis to remove spa pool. No new trellis required as can leave it open after pool gone but any tidy up and paint exposed deck as necessary. Tenanted property so need to work in with the tenants.

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Crownrepairs

Posted 3 days ago

The fence post was struck by my vehicle and is breaking. It is barely standing now and has become weak and needs stabilising. Secondly bolt hole needs to be drilled on the side of my garage. Thirdly check smoke alarms are working.

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Tame This Garden

Posted 3 days ago

An overgrown ,neglected garden that needs to be cut back ,opened up with maybe a few small trees /shrubs removed. The last tenant did not like gardening! Some heavy work .Take away all debris or discuss a skip.

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Letterbox making and installation

Posted 3 days ago

I would like a mailbox built and installed or I could buy a letterbox and then will just need t installed but will need some advice about what to buy because of how it needs to attach to fence

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Chainsaw trees remains

Posted 4 days ago

Want another 1.5 metres taken off whats left of a tree, as I dont own a chain saw. Its too hard for my hand saw. I can then take reamins to the tip, or whatever. Looking for a cheap bargain job. Taa John

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Handyman

Posted 4 days ago

Small floor area to be replaced/reinforced. Wire Gate replaced. Ceiling repair from rangehood installation. Clear lite to be replaced. Small fence to be built.

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Fix Clothesline

Posted 4 days ago

Hi there, Clothesline fell down, need to fix back. See attached pics. Please Provide quote.

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House improvements

Posted 4 days ago

Handy man work needed around the house.

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House Help

Posted 4 days ago

I have a variety of maintainence jobs to be done around the house so need a jack of all trades. Main jobs include repair of loose bricks of a window sill, small deck clean and restain, clean gutters, repair and stain fence. There also may be some small jobs in the house itself.

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Clay removal, digging & lawn grading

Posted 4 days ago

Hi Team We have four jobs/parts of this job that need to be tackled. 1. Grade property so run off moves away from house & does not pool on lawn area. 2. Dig trenches for French drain to aid draining of densely clay area. Unsure of exact position indicated on photo. 3. Remove clay which is banked against garden retaining wall 4. Remove & dispose of clay Please contact me ASAP to quote.

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Repair to gib and repaint toilet

Posted 4 days ago

After some plumbing work a small area of gibboard need replacing (150mm x 150mm), small area of peeling paint to be scraped, restop repaired areas and repaint toilet room.

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Resecure step between house and garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Peninsula Hall - Handy Person Required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rack fixing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

windows


16th February 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door easing - sliding wardrobe door and laundry (sliding)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clean and Polish Painted Pillars

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace PVC roof/wall on back deck (during week of Feb.11-15)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

RURAL LETTERBOX INSTALL


14th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen sink removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install brackets for speakers in office reception

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Construct & install raised garden bed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

strip wall paper from bedrooms

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall mount large TV

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix clothesline

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Home maintenance

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom repair, outside painting and odd jobs

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

9th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Variety of handyman jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen tasks for Commercial Cafe

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

repair or replacement my door locks!


3rd February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cement Board Replacement


1st February 2019

Workmanship
 3
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3
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