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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering handymen related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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

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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We’ve mapped out five actionable steps to transform your landscaping dreams to life and add value to your property.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Living the Dream: Geoff Converted This '86 School Bus Into a Home-on-Wheels

While waiting for the tours to resume from border closures, Geoff prepares for a trip of a lifetime aboard his home-on-wheels.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

Recent jobs posted

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

Install retractable awning

Posted 7 hours ago

I have a retractable awning (3.6m x 2.5m, 20kg, folding arm, hand crank) that I wish to have installed above my sliding door, to shade my patio and provide some privacy from an overlooking bridge/walkway. I purchased the awning online. It came in a box with an instruction manual. I've assembled some of the awning and am at the point of measuring, marking, and drilling. I don't have the necessary tools or strength for the rest of my project and was hoping someone could take over from here. Includ...

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Home made green house

Posted 8 hours ago

Power tools to drill fence panels to posts (Bunnings fence panels n posts) then Mayb some wooded cross supports to hang plants on and attach pvc corregated panels to structure All panels n post here so hopefully a person with appropriate tools should only take an hour to drill

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Patching a hole in shower + installation of shower head mount

Posted 9 hours ago

The old shower head mount has fallen out of the wall and the holes need patching up. As well as finding a new spot to drill in the shower head holder.

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Some wee fixes before selling

Posted 9 hours ago

Replace 1 x wooden board on exterior Wash guttering Minor repairs to wooden French doors that have a split

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Numerous household jobs

Posted 9 hours ago

I would like a quote for the following Gutting a kitchen Replacing window sills Installing barn door Deck I would like the quote within the next week if possible

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Silicone flashings around external of window

Posted 10 hours ago

We have had some water ingress in our internal wall at the same line as where the window ends. We suspect there is a gap outside in the flashings that is allowing water to get in, so would like to fix this. Probably silicone to seal it. Please quote. Thanks

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Small plasterboard repair/ wall hole repair plastering

Posted 12 hours ago

PLASTERBOARD REPAIR X2 DOOR REPLACMENT NEW SLIDING DOOR HANDLE SMALL MAINTENANCE REPAIRS

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Kitchen cupboard needs to be fixed

Posted 14 hours ago

The hinge needs to be replaced and put back together

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Bookcase, Laundry, Pictures.

Posted 14 hours ago

I have a couple of jobs: 1. fixing bookcase to wall (can't find studs so may need a bit of creativity on how this is to be done) 2. Shelves to be installed in a cupboard 3. Pictures hung (moved into a new place and don't have tools or expertise so as not to put holes in the walls) I am home Wednesday afternoons, Thursday afternoons, all day Friday, all day Saturday. ASAP would be good .

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Deal Crescent,Flaxmere. Hastings.

Posted 15 hours ago

Maintenance tidy up of inside & outside of the home, the home is brick, but paint work, needs tidy up.

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ASSEMBLY STEEL CATTLE YARDS

Posted 1 day ago

Collecting the below Cattle Yard from Hamilton Depot, drive it to Matangi and install in paddock as per instructions provided. Note you will need a truck or big trailer as these are very heavy and longest piece is 3m. You will need strong people to unload and install in place.

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Friday 17th Sept. Labourer for the day laying grass

Posted 1 day ago

Needing some help laying grass in heathcote 40m2.

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Wooden fence

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for a quote for a 1.8m wooden Fence approx 25m Long. At Raumati Beach. David ...

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Minor landscape repairs and fence painting

Posted 2 days ago

Looking for minor repairs to garden landscaping then cleaning and painting of steps, landscaping and fencing. Fencing is OK, some garden bed edging needs replacement or covering to look replaced and consistent with the rest of it. All needs cleaning and painting. Best to view in order to quote. Some paint already available, this is to be used first.

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Fix wooden gate

Posted 2 days ago

outdoor wooden gate broken off hinges in wind. post damaged needs fixing and gate put back on

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R&M

Posted 2 days ago

Fix join carpet/flooring between bathroom /hallway Repair back door - is hard to close Install shelf for microwave Replace rubber on bottom of shower door

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Not sure what to call them

Posted 2 days ago

The electric plug cover has come loose in my kitchen. I pulled off the white plastic thingy and the screws behind had worked lose and broken the gib board they were screwed into. . Who can I get to fix this please.

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House cladding #3

Posted 2 days ago

Looking for someone to come quote for replacement of hardy-plank cladding on various parts of the house.

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Clothesline Repair

Posted 3 days ago

Need a rotary clothesline shaft and some of the arms straightened. It is galvanised steel.

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Builder/Handyman

Posted 3 days ago

A couple of days work in/out of Home.

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

REPLACEMENT OF BATHROOM FAN UNIT

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installation of cat door (wooden door)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Furniture - Assembly of Queen size bed

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace internal doors


8th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Install cat door through coloursteel cladding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small plaster and paint touch up jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Essential

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General tasks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair Gib and reinstall shelves

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fold out washing line install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door frames and little house jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General House Maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Installing a rangehood (recirculating, no ducting)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front door installation and internal door handles

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st August 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Corrugated fence and gate.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

clothes line installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Heatherlea Heights Handy Man

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Backyard Lanscaping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix curtain rail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Allen channel drain

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4
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