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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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

Recent jobs posted

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

Assemble Runners on draw set

Posted 2 hours ago

This will be a quick job majority of the draws are assembled just need someone to align runners correctly to get draws closing & working they don’t seem to align as per instructions I will be looking for best price on this given most of assembly done already need done ASAP if possible, indicate price and I’ll get back if reasonable.

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Need to get wooden stair railing & kitchen cabinets installed

Posted 3 hours ago

Need to get wooden stair railing & kitchen cabinets installed. Its a bit urgent so looking for someone who can do the job quickly

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General Labourer and odd jobs $30 per hour immediate start

Posted 6 hours ago

Just had someone let us down. We are looking for a labourer/handyman to reinstate a rental property - trim hedges, fix a couple of holes in the wall, start bonfire, pull up carpet, seal some kitchen cabinets and afix one back to the wall, put some fence posts in and reinstate a fence that was taen down and put the front end on a chicken coop (small amount of easy building work).

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Fuse box cover

Posted 6 hours ago

Make cover for fuse box in fish and chip shop note this will need to be hinged/sliding as there are switches inside which need to be accessible

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Gable repair

Posted 7 hours ago

Fix cracks, seal and paint - paint will be supplied

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Prepare and hang doors

Posted 7 hours ago

Hiya I have 5 internal doors to be 2 doors are sliding The doors need to be chiseled out and hole drilled for handle

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Floor Repairs and other general bits and pieces

Posted 9 hours ago

Looking for someone to repair the chip board floor it has been leaking for quite some time and the damage is large not sure if some of the floor joists need repairing to also have various other jobs needing to be done ie doors replaced doorsteps repaired decking repaired

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Install single glass door for shower

Posted 10 hours ago

Install single shower door for alcove shower

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Tv areal installation

Posted 10 hours ago

I have the tv areal and bracket, need someone to install it.

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Window Repair

Posted 11 hours ago

I need a new towel rack installed in a bathroom & a new window latch fixed to a bathroom. I have all the parts ready for the job.

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General home fix ups

Posted 15 hours ago

fixing the side of shed to floor back gate & front door alignment toilet door handle sticking

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General Handyman Projects

Posted 15 hours ago

We have a collection of home maintenance required for a bungalow home. This requires an efficient handyman with experience and attention to detail.

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Shower door bottom strips

Posted 16 hours ago

Need the shower door strip to be installed for 3 showers so that water does not spill out of showers. Strips to be provided by the installer.

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Pool gate repair

Posted 17 hours ago

Pool gate latch needs adjusting and spring hinges tightened.

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Rebuilding of shelving unit

Posted 1 day ago

We have a shelving unit that was damaged when a car smashed into our building recently. It now resembles flatpack furniture! Needs old nails stripped out and reassembled.

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Planing door

Posted 1 day ago

The interior door to our laundry doesn't close properly so will need planing on the top and side in order for it to close. Also taking some off the bottom where the door has started to split from being damp.

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Canopies

Posted 1 day ago

attach outdoor canopies over porch entrance and deck

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Bathroom Repairs

Posted 1 day ago

Some minor repairs required in a bathroom in a rental property in Avondale. The shower is over a bath and the current glass screen isn't fit for purpose as it doesn't keep the water in!! As a result there is a rotten skirting board at the base of the bath that needs replacing and we also want the glass screen removed (and any damage, holes etc repaired to ensure everything is still watertight) and replaced with a rail on which we can put a shower curtain.

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Leaking pergola

Posted 1 day ago

We run a daycare in Birkenhead, and we have an area that is covered by a pergola. The pergola is leaking through the polycarbonate roof sheets. We need to install new roofing because the existing sheets aren't long enough; and will also need to install flashings.

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Kitchen n bathroom renovation

Posted 1 day ago

Replacement of laminate bench top,range hood,n sink in kitchen. Replacement of shower n Vanity n tiling in bathroom.

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 197,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Installation of cat door into wooden door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair and small internal home builder and electrical jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cut down outside deck table

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th June 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Extractor fan - fan works fine, on/off needs a fix

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install folding clothesline

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Minor maintenance to rental flat

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair or replace bifold pantry door hinges and replace exterior door hinges

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Some odd jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install Stein Turtle Shell Square showerdome

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install vent for Dryer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Get 2 concrete domes onto top of gateposts.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trench Job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Various handyman jobs - Devonport

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lots of random jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Put flat pack pantry together

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing a damp chaser heater in a small wardrobe.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Healthy Homes Compliance Tasks


11th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Urgently need


10th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace gib

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bike hooks into concrete

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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