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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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!

Recent jobs posted

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

Erect a shade sail and Deck trellis

Posted 7 hours ago

We would like a 6 x 4 m shade sail erecting over our rear deck plus two pieces of privacy trellis . Can purchase the shade sail, posts and trellis prior If easier

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Landscaper

Posted 9 hours ago

Lay artificial grass on 25m2 garden. Just need quite laying. Don't need to be perfect. I will supply all materials. You just need to bring your tools.

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Hanging a decorative screen

Posted 18 hours ago

... wooden garden screen attached to the front of my house

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Repair soffit

Posted 22 hours ago

Soffit has rotted and crumbled in one small area. Roof leak which caused this has been repaired. Can someone repair this please?

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Marlene Williams

Posted 1 day ago

line toilet & laundry walls with Seratone also alter kitchen cupboard doorsput mirror up in bathroom.

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Install soffit vents to ventilate attic space single level house

Posted 6 hours ago

We need to ventilate ceiling space by installing approx 20 static vents in to soffits on 2 sides of our 9 year old 140 m2 single level home. Easy access. Long run iron roof overheats attic space . Mount end of Papamoa Beach. Prefer to be done by end November. Inspect / quote required.

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Number on door

Posted 1 day ago

number needs to be screwed on door. I am a complete disaster with tools and would like it done properly

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Handyman with kitchen installation experience

Posted 1 day ago

Hello there my kitchen installer left the job in between and ran away. I am now looking for handyman to do the remaining work which includes installation of few panels and a drawer front. It's just few hours work. He has left few panels with me of appropriate sizes. Thanks

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Build a wood wedding decoration stand

Posted 1 day ago

Build a triangle wedding decoration stand like the picture, about 2.5m height, 2m wide, can be set up by assemable part

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Door handle

Posted 1 day ago

Door handle on aluminium french doors to outside needs replacing

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Multiple Jobs

Posted 2 days ago

Looking for a suitable handyman for the following jobs; Multiple internal doors needs easing as they are catching on new carpet New fence gate Repair to another fence gate Easing of a timber window that is shut and binding Replacement of spouting

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To replace the wall oven and range hood

Posted 2 days ago

I already took the wall oven need to install the new one

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Cat door installation wooden door

Posted 3 days ago

Hi I need a microchip cat door installed in a wooden door. Already have the cat door! Preferably on the weekend but can do weekdays if needed.

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Handyperson

Posted 3 days ago

I have a new kitchen cabinet fitted in my kitchen. There are some painting work to be done on the walls above the kitchen sink and around the stove walls, either paint or some sort of sheets to be fitted, whichever one is best suited and cheapest. The tile area around the stove and sink may need tidying up. There is one set of small cupboard that is perched above the sink that still has the old doors on it, which I am trying to work out whether should be painted maroon to make it into a feature...

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Curtain rail

Posted 3 days ago

need a curtain rail installed

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Drywall repair

Posted 3 days ago

Hole in wall from door handle

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Hanging an internal door

Posted 3 days ago

This should be a quick and easy job. Need to hang an internal door. We have the painted door, hinges and handle. Just need to drill the holes in the door, mount the hinges and hang the door.

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General labor

Posted 3 days ago

Devanning a container. Boxes weigh 15kg. Rosedale location. Boxes need to be taken off pallets put on a trolley get to the storage unit and stack. We will need 3-4 people. Thanks

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Fix and install

Posted 4 days ago

install and fix a tv to the wall in our kohanga (Preschool), new gate in the foyer, swap 2 existing doors one to the main entrance of our kohanga.

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Floor board, gib repair

Posted 4 days ago

Hello Broken floor board to be replaced and gib repair to ceiling. (Patch hole and plaster paint) v

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With over 146,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

reaffix towel rail in bathroom .


17th October 2019

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Replace toilet seat and hang outside wall art

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Outdoor area to be removed

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

12th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

cleaning high gutters

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Shower repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 4
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 5

Repair exterior

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Dishwasher Installation

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11th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Tv bracket

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Dismantle Wooden Drums

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

10th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Cat door installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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A handy man

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Tidying up a house for sale

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Door Lock

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 5
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 4

Window hinge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Shower screen (?) removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th October 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Laundry shelves and floating shelves

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 4

Minor repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd October 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

TV wall bracket installation and hanging other pictures and mirrors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd October 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Stain deck and railings and assemble Briscoes outdoor table and chairs

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

30th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
Communication
 4

Install Door Locks, Build Office Desk, small jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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