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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Homeowners Guide to Summer Proofing Your Deck

Posted 23/02/17

Our skin isn't the only thing that needs protecting from the harsh New Zealand sun, our decking needs 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 and o

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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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Latest handymen case studies

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

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 Bosch 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 Bosch 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!

Recent jobs posted

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

Handyman

Posted 42 minutes ago

Job includes fixing a cupboard door , a sliding door and shower box glass part.

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Dog kennel and run

Posted 23 hours ago

I need a large insulated kennel and run built by first week of July 2020 please.

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Gibbing and Stopping

Posted 1 day ago

Looking to remove internal Gibbing and insulate walls them Re-gib and Plaster ready for painting. Please contact ... Thanks Ferozl

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Shed door repair

Posted 1 day ago

My aluminium doors on my shed are not closing. I think the hinges need replacing as the top of the door is not flush and jams.

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Timber Joinery Maintenance

Posted 1 day ago

We are looking for someone who can attend to a few issues with timber joinery. A number of doors and windows are sticking due to house movements over a long dry summer. As well as some window hardware needing to be repositioned as screws working their way out. Areas will be repainted post remedial work. Happy to pay an hourly rate.

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Gun safe install

Posted 1 day ago

Looking to buy a basic steel gun safe and would like an estimate on install cost into my garage. Separate Estimate: Will also look to possibly get small additional safe installed on top doc documents (can be bolted into wall).

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Install a dishwasher in kitchen

Posted 1 day ago

Dishwasher needs installation. There is a spot for it but currently a kitchen unit in there. So this needs to be removed and connected to plumbing and electricity. We are not sure if a new box needs to be made to hold up the bench top. We probably need someone to come and look at the job.

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Large items to hang and gate/fence to repair

Posted 3 days ago

Need to hang dryer, cabinet, and large coat hook. Need to repair gate and fence

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Build a Planter Box

Posted 3 days ago

We need someone to build a planter box to fit a specific space in our courtyard. Approx dimensions are 2200mm long, 280mm deep, 400mm high. The ground surface is a bit uneven as shown in photos. Timing is not urgent, but as soon as possible would be great. We have some wood of correct length and height you can use if you like. Thank you!

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Pre move in handy man hit list

Posted 3 days ago

Hi there - we have a number of bits and pieces from the builders report that we'd like to get sorted before we move in. These include: - repairing and sealing batten - sealing vent - replacing hinges - seal and plug junctions of weatherboard and windows - tighten trim around windows - treat flashings with rust neutraliser - replace bytenol membrane on small roof section - refix pan head nails on some roofing sections - replace french door sill - build a gib wall and install doors in...

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Small jobs in a steel frame house

Posted 3 days ago

Add towel rails, toilet paper holders, mount a tv, build basic shelves in a linen cupboard

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Hole in wall

Posted 4 days ago

I need a hole in my wall fixed up. Will need to be early this week, the sooner the better as we’re moving house. The hole happened while moving furniture out :’( Any help would be greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Jacinta.

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Installation of Exterior Door

Posted 4 days ago

I would someone to measure and install an exterior door at my property. It needs to be a budget door as I am not looking to spend too much. Any door would do as long as it is sturdy and weatherproof. I have seen some doors at Three Brothers Hamilton and need someone to measure, pick up the door from Three Brothers and install it. I will pay for the door separately unless you can provide a better deal. Thanks

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Help putting back together an office post painting

Posted 4 days ago

We just a couple of people to do some heavy lifting and help with putting desks back into position, moving some big pieces of furniture. A handyman (and a buddy) who also knows a little about building would be great in case we need, bang a few things together. Required next week if possible, prefer Tuesday

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Waitara

Posted 4 days ago

gib stopping some damaged walls, install window latches, deck repairs, installation of a small kitchen and bathroom

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Assemble Gazeebo

Posted 4 days ago

I just need someone Or two people to assemble a gazeebo I bought from Bunnings - not too big probably 5m by 2m

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Installing new shower/vanity/toilet

Posted 4 days ago

Hi Guys, I have got a full bathroom reno job. Tiling will be completed over the weekend. Looking for someone who can install shower, vanity and toilet. Can give me hourly price. Cheers

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Repair work

Posted 4 days ago

remove and replace doors x2

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General house repairs

Posted 5 days ago

We have 3 farm houses requiring general maintenance - gib repairs, deck repairs, hole in external wall, kitchen drawer repairs, shower bracket replacement, shower rail repair and one or two more handyman jobs. Prefer to get them done ASAP. Photos to come on Tuesday.

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Hang dryer and connect ducting

Posted 5 days ago

I need my dryer hung and the ducting connected. It is a simple Fisher & Payless dryer

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Attach slimline rangehood canopy (non-vented)

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

odds and bobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 1

repair to wooden railing by concrete steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install Shower dome

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rotary clothesline

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove Rotary Clothesline


26th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wairata urgent handyman needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair and straighten 2x letterbox poles.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door knob and security lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Edging around gardens and erecting a clothesline.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

clothesline

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove Sections from Fitted Kitchen w/c 18 May

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Channel drain

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need to lock internal door of rental unit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dryer wall mounting


20th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing a microwave shelf

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

ReFix kitchen sink

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Handyman Assistant/Labourer

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Number of handyman tasks

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

9th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall mount my dryer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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