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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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!

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.

Breaking soil/clay of a planter

Posted 6 hours ago

We need a strong person to help us break the soil of an old planter. Thanks.

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Bathroom cabinet, curtain rail, roller blinds

Posted 15 hours ago

Hi there Please could you help installing a mirror bathroom cabinet, four roller blinds, a curtain rail and renewing a small amount of sealant at the bottom of a shower door. Thanks

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Install 10 x door handles

Posted 17 hours ago

I bought new door handles, thought was going to be simple lift and shift, replace them all. But, nope. I don't have the tools nor the time to chisel for the new faceplates, and the hole for the latch will need widening, etc.

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Small Job Handyman

Posted 22 hours ago

We have seven skin clinics around Auckland and require a small job handyman on an as needed basis when jobs arise. Our businesses are open 6-7 days a week and sometimes these jobs need to be done outside business hours

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Back splash

Posted 1 day ago

A stainless steel back splash behind oven ASAP

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Internal garage conversion

Posted 1 day ago

Removal of shed door, concrete laid, framing built, window inserted,exterior cladding applied.

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Roof and gutter cleaning

Posted 1 day ago

Three bedroom home in need of roof cleaned and gutters to be cleaned. Preparing home for sale.

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Crack in joinery (exterior)

Posted 1 day ago

As per photos, small exterior cracks, needs to be sealed. Also need a new replacement security light as per photo.

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Remove fence and install pavers

Posted 1 day ago

Remove fence/gate and install paving mesh or blocks onto grass to enable parking on the grass.

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Mirror and paintings to be hung

Posted 1 day ago

Would like my mirror hung on the wall 15kgs and 3 paintings hung in the hallway, i dont have anything to hang them with so that would need to purchased for the job

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Clearing out basement

Posted 2 days ago

We have a lot of old wood, old paint tins, old joinery etc that needs to be moved from under our house basement and put into a skip. Need someone who can lift and move quite heavy objects. I think this is 3-4 hours work

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Front door needs painting + couple odd jobs

Posted 2 days ago

Our front door needs the external area of the door painted. Plus we need the bottom seal.of the bathroom replaced. The piece that slides over the glass and a hinge on the kitchen cupboard needs replacing. This is for our rental and we can't get back to do them ourselves.

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Restring a clothesline line and trailer load of sand

Posted 2 days ago

Looking for someone to restring our clothes line and deliver a trailer load of sand pit sand.

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Various maintenance jobs

Posted 2 days ago

1. closing brickwork gap in Garage 2. door to access under house 3. Securing corrugated iron and panels for garage and securing gutter downpipe 4. Door by garage shed. Replace existing door with a cheap plastic or outdoor Door 5. Front steps, replace boards + add additional support underneath 6. An internal door has a hole - put some vertical plywood on (like feature) to cover the hole 7. Fix bedroom door wood around lock 8. Sunroom. 1.6 x 2.8. Laminate + fix rotten wood +add skirting +...

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Lay wall tiles and install bathroom mirror

Posted 3 days ago

Lay one row of wall tiles above bathroom vanity and kitchen bench (there are two powerpoint cutouts needed). Attach bathroom mirror to the wall.

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Install laminate benchtop

Posted 3 days ago

Need someone who has the skill to measure up and install laminate bench top. Including cutting laminate , joining laminate and cutting hole for sink and draining board. Job needs to be done by Nov 9th. If this is you please give me a call urgently. Suggest using bunnings laminate benches but open to other suggestions.

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Enclose laundry

Posted 4 days ago

Would like someone to enclose laundry area which is on the back deck. Box under the dryer has hot water cylinder in it so that would need to be accessed if need be.

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Various odd jobs

Posted 4 days ago

Trim exterior door which is sticking; fix small door under house; fix broken toilet seat; fix gate latch which is sticking; reattach broken shower caddy.

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Need old kitchen drawer taken out and replaced

Posted 4 days ago

Hi, We need someone who can take out old broken kitchen drawers and replace them with newly bought ones. Should be a simple, quick job. Photo of old drawers to be taken out attached (new drawers the same size as old ones)

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Repairs & maintenance

Posted 4 days ago

REPLACE ROTTING WOODED DECK & RETAINER WALL REMOVE TV INSTALLED ON WALL NEW LETTERBOX INSTALLITION

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 176,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Several small handyman tasks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repairs to panels/door on outside of house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spray paint fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

A few jobs around the house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd October 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Kitchen Cabinet may need new hinge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window fix

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Letterbox installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

get the door working

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th October 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sanding and painting kitchen window sill


19th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bike hooks into underside of concrete car parking space

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Three handyman jobs - cupboard hinges, spouting and clothesline install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build pet ramp for my old cat

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Flatpack Pergola installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove 1 kitchen cupboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Various handyman tasks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Door Sanding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower Liner, Bench Sealant, Roof & Sliding door issues

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Section tidy up

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove shelf and fill in decorative wall nook

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Assemble Furniture

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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