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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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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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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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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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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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Latest handymen case studies

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

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

Aluminium Door

Posted 1 hour ago

Aluminium Strip has fallen off door when slamed closed by the wind. Needs to be fitted back on.

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Front Door Lock Replacement and Basic Shower Head Install

Posted 1 hour ago

Front door lock either needs adjusting or replacing (replacement lock provided). Basic plastic shower head needs replacing as existing one has been knocked and broken (replacements shower head provided). Work required ASAP, happy to negotiate on price.

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Weather board replacement quote

Posted 2 hours ago

There was a small leak in the roof causing some rot in the weatherboard. I need an urgent quote for repair... Quote given for a small 1 metre section of 2 timber weather boards to be replaced. If the rot affected frame then of course that's extra. And a wooden door capping as in picture. Only one side is affected... I need a quote ASAP but work can wait till next year as roof is now stabilised... 2 roof sheets need replacing, 2 corrugated iron sheets if for permanent fixing if that could be quot...

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Handy Man Needed - Gym Onehunga

Posted 3 hours ago

Looking for someone available early next week (6th to 8th Dec) to screw in a few shelves and put some TV's and digital clocks on to already installed brackets (ladder will be needed) and a few other odd jobs.

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Kitchen floor refurnished (repaired),

Posted 3 hours ago

Replaced kitchen floorboard, Put vinyl. Replace kitchen sink waste pipe. Its rental property so has a limited budget. Need some give a fix price quote.

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Part Building Part Landscape

Posted 5 hours ago

Hi we are looking for someone to build a platform to raise our bbq to the deck hight also hopefully the same person to lay garden edging and lay some readylawn and a couple of other small jobs

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Small fence

Posted 7 hours ago

Small fence and gate Remove clothes line and install new one Put together shed

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Floating desk #4

Posted 16 hours ago

Requiring a long white bench top to be put in room along wall - to be used as a desk. Looking for clean lines with hidden brackets rather than legs, if possible (floating).

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Ground work

Posted 18 hours ago

Pick up and lay pavers on river stone. Does not need cementing in just laid amongst stones .. about 24 pavers Pick up and spread bark to top up existing. Possibly touch up fence paint. Existing fence paint was not well done and in addition mower has damaged same.

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Odd jobs

Posted 18 hours ago

Secure fittings on all windows, put stays on se windows Put few new door locks Screw two small boards to ceiling

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9.3mtr fence

Posted 18 hours ago

9.3 metre fence needed to cut off some of a section. Need a gate so I can access dogs. Wood or anything that is simple

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A couple of small jobs required

Posted 20 hours ago

Hi Team, I would like someone to come and Wet and Forget my terrace - approximately 7m x 4m, concrete. I have the product, but don't want to do it myself. I also want to have a small wall in the bathroom taken out so I can recess my washing machine into the space, as it backs on to a hall cupboard that I would close off from he hall side. Many thanks, Mary

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Unblock insinkerator & put up curtain rail

Posted 21 hours ago

The insinkerator needs unblocking (have tried resetting it and clearing out food scraps). Also a curtain rail needs to be drilled into the gib a bit higher than it is now

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3 weeks start mid FEB 2022

Posted 21 hours ago

General skills required for a house refurbishment - demolition, gibbing, updating skirting, doorknobs, fence painting - working alongside electricians, painters, tilers. variety of tasks required, self management expected but not a LBP. Please also state your rates. Thanks very much.

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Bathroom door

Posted 7 hours ago

Hanging a new internal door you will need timber rebates supplied by you. great gap filler job if something drops out as we are home most of the time. Thx Ed

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Handy man to install Range hood

Posted 22 hours ago

We have commercial kitchen which we need to refurbish. We need someone who can put frames on a wall , install a steel range hood including ducting.

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Handyman

Posted 22 hours ago

Have a few small jobs in our yoga studio - hang hooks, hank soap holders, small touch up and painting a door.

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Timber floor repair

Posted 22 hours ago

We have 2 powerpoints that were removed from our timber floor and need to be sorted and professionally repaired so that they are ready for the floor sanding/sealing guy. There's also a pipe that has been capped with metal and not sure what we can do about that.

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Washing line install onto fence

Posted 23 hours ago

We have a fold down washing line to replace the current one on the fence.

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Install fence Panel

Posted 1 day ago

Erect a fence Panel 2450 x 1200 on concrete drive way I have purchased the fence Panel, 2x end posts and sticker The Panel needs to be picked up from Mitre 10 Lunn Ave. This has all be paid for so just need someone to put post into concrete and hang the panel.

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 210,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Remove insinkerator , replace window handle

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30th November 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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Section clearing

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30th November 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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Window removal and board up

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th November 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

lesley #2

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27th November 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Floating shelves and picture hanging

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26th November 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Hanging 3x heavy pictures, mounting a TV and a Microwave on the wall

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26th November 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Handyman

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23rd November 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Hang a folding washing line

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23rd November 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Flatpack 8 draw lowboy

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd November 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Installing 10x A1 Acrylic Poster Holders in Central Auckland Office

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22nd November 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Wooden post to attach garden hose

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th November 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Jobs around the house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th November 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5

Weed-eater grass trimming on hillside

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Various Requirements please

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Remove wood from wall and repair the wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2021

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 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Smoke detector install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th November 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

All-round Tradesman

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th November 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Ceiling rose instalation, fix man hole surround

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th November 2021

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 4
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 5
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 5
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 5

Shower curtain rails, wall, gutter

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th November 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Handyman - Hrly basis - to help with to do list

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th November 2021

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 5
Communication
 5
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