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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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

Fence removal

Posted 5 years ago

I need a ~ 5m section of corrugated iron fence dismanteled due to the collapse of a retaining wall. Some sort of temporary barrier will need to be installed. If the work can be done on the weekend, I can help.

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Mooving branches

Posted 2 years ago

we need help in moving branches of a few cut trees onto burning piles. we think will take a couple of days perhaps and will gladly provide good accomodation and meals. no skills needed but you could learn how to use a chainsaw only if you wanted.

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Little River Handyman

Posted 4 years ago

Handy man needed to do painting and trenching in little river. Suit a local person

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Carpet laying in one room - in exchange for weekend in very comfortable Banks Peninsula holiday home

Posted 6 years ago

Laying second hand carpet and underlay in a room approx 2700 x 2700. This is one room of a two room sleepout at our holiday home. Would prefer to exchange for a weekend stay for you and your family but can do for cash if no takers. See bach info at: ...

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Warrath removed

Posted 5 months ago

I hv about x10 warraths that need to be pulled out ground, that I'm struggling to do

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Gov Bay Bach

Posted 6 years ago

Old bach, when not tenanted we hire workers to tidy garden, general household maintenance, etc. Recently the tenant has moved out and ideally we'd find a handy person looking for a cute little place to live in and keep tidy in exchange for very, very cheap rent.

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Handyman

Posted 2 years ago

install batts under house, renew wall lining,

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Long grass trimmed

Posted 5 years ago

My section in Takamatua has got out of hand. It is paddock rather than lawn so weed eating would probably be best method. 500 square metres. Needs an initial clearance and possibly regular ongoing maintenance.

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Labour work

Posted 6 years ago

moving soil and rocks from backyard to skip in driveway, access is only by wheel barrow

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Muscle needed

Posted 2 years ago

After a knee op I need someone to help wheel barrow soil from road down short drive to new garden area. Could be a day or two Labour work.

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Assembling bunk bed

Posted 4 years ago

There is a bunkbed in the garage which needs moving in the house. It needs to be disassembled and assembled again in the bedroom.

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Clear gutters

Posted 3 years ago

split level house needs gutters cleared and some climbing plants cut back

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Odd jobs

Posted 1 month ago

Post for clothes line extended. Outdoor umbrella fixed to post. One wooden step built off deck. Set of existing steps moved.

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51 Hawkhurst Road

Posted 2 years ago

Clean spouting on three level house on hill in Lyttelton.

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Unfinished industrial style hallway ... awkward job

Posted 1 year ago

This is an unfinished project. I live by the port in Lyttelton and wanted to bring that aesthetic to the entrance of my house so have experimented with stainless steel. The front door has worked well. But we had some complications with the interior, and it all got a bit much for the guy who took the job on. So here I am. This is an awkward job and is not going to suit the majority of tradies. But for somebody, this is an opportunity to work on something unique, use a broad skill set, think on...

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Install spouting

Posted 2 years ago

Require someone to install 4m of spouting and a down pipe to a cabin in Lyttelton. Also put on 2 pieces of finishing lines, so you would need a finishing gun or use tacks to fix to interior of cabin. Very simple job Payment on completion Required to be done ASAP

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Simeon Quay repairs

Posted 2 years ago

Piece of guttering replaced,broken piece of surfeit replaced,all guttering cleaned,broken gate hinge repaired.Job done within next few weeks would be ideal.

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General handyman

Posted 4 years ago

About 3 hrs of handyman help with fitting up furniture and moving it around a new house. Needs a drill and choice of screws, small stepladder, and wheeled trolley. General toolbox just in case.

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Long grass cutting

Posted 1 year ago

General tidy up of lifestyle block in Motukarara, mainly cutting of long grass under trees. About a day's work. Own heavy duty weed eater, or similar needed. Would like the work completed asap. Please provide an hourly rate. Thank-you.

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Install a cat door

Posted 8 months ago

I was wanting a glazier or handyman to install a cat door please.. The glass is not double glazed..

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Find Handymen in Banks Peninsula

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.

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City Wide Painters

Joined March 2019

Phil Andrews Painter /Plasterer with 25 years experience in commercial, new builds and older homes, interior and exterior plus Roofs and fences. We work had to meet deadlines while taking pride in our work.

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Bloke and a Hammer

Joined December 2021

I do property maintenance from your Fence, door, or even organising a renovation . I can also do small work even like cleaning your gutter. So, if you have any property that needs maintenance or renovate give me a call.

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John the handyman

Joined December 2017

Looking for small jobs gardening lawn mowing painting small jobs we very professionally hard working meet deadlines honest what we do give a Quote smaller building jobs anything handyman can do , help builders as well

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R1 homes

Joined January 2022

Hey been building for the last 8 years have got my own company. I do a lot of residential housing, Reno’s, decks/fencing, landscaping, Handyman work I have a great work Ethic and time management to get the job done well and on time.

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Dowd Builders Limited

Joined June 2021

Hi, Dowd Builders is a small Residential Building Company, We specialise in Renovations, New Builds, Small Jobs and some Landscape Work. We pride ourselves on Quality Workmanship and Communication you can rely on

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Limitless Property Services

Joined December 2019

Hi there, Dan, owner operator of Limitless Property Services. Currently providing the Canterbury region with complete building and landscaping works. -Qualified LBP builder (Licensed Building Practitioner accredited) with over 15 years experience in carpentry. -Skilled excavator operator with over 3 years experience in landscaping and heavy civil works. With our own truck, digger and bu...

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Dave Parker Builder

Joined June 2019

Hi I am a quilified carpenter with over 10 years experience in the building trade. I have had extensive experience in all types of residential work. While I have specialised in new homes, renovations and restorations. I also enjoy doing small jobs. I take great pride in all jobs I do big or small. So if you need a door fixed, a house built or anything in between I look forward to providing you wit...

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PS Civil Limited

Joined October 2021

Professional with over 15 years experience and a can-do attitude, I'm an operator in Civil works with a background in Landscaping and Conservation. I am a specialist in reclaiming overgrown vegetation and steep terrain maintenance. I uphold personal satisfaction and dignity in completing every job, big or small, to the highest standard and satisfaction.

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Fowlertrades

Joined January 2017

Hi. Been in bussiness for 6years now with positive feed back from my clients. I'm a sole trader but can get people in for the bigger jobs! I take pride in my work and in providing a good service for my clients no matter how big or small the job. I like to Leave a job where the customer is happy with the works and with out blowing there budget. I do provide a variety of work around the home! Incl...

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Ross Coutts Holdings

Joined March 2018

Hi I have been in business in Christchurch for 32 years in the building /tiling industry I am a qualified carpenter and specialise in bathroom renovations.All small to medium repair work welcome, I take pride in what I do and work to a high standard, I can work to any budget to deliver what my customers require.

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Housewash And Gutters Christchurch Limited

Joined May 2021

Hi, I'm Richard Rose, from Housewash and Gutters Christchurch Limited While we specialise in gutter cleaning using our SkyVac system, we also do House washes , Water blasting and Moss/mould and Lichen treatments. We also do property maintenance jobs, build kitset (flatpack) furniture and general handyman tasks. Quality, professional service, attention to detail, respectful to you an...

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The Black Fence Company

Joined December 2019

the Black Fence company provides building and maintenance services. Including; fences, gates, decks, pergola's and much more. I provide great communication and attention to detail. I also provide other home improvement tasks and maintenance.

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Austin Anderson

Joined January 2010

Hi. I have been renovating and repairing houses since 1988. Bathroom renovations are a major part of my work, however, I am very happy to renovate any part of your house. Decks are a specialty. Skylights are also in my expertise. I have a team of qualified tradesmen to cover all aspects of your renovation. Covid 19 plan in place . I like to get an idea what you’d like to spend before ar...

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Canterbury Roof Restoration Ltd

Joined January 2020

HI i've been working in the roofing/painting industry for over 15 years. Covering all aspects of roofing and exterior painting. Professional and Hardworking. We cover the following ..... Roof Restoration Professional Roof Coatings Decramastic. Iron. Concrete Waterblasting/Softwashes House Washing Moss/Lichen Treatments All Roof Repairs Emergency Leaks Repairs Insurance and EQC Gu...

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Roman Building & Construction

Joined November 2016

Hi, we are Qualified Builder and Sub-Trade with Quality as First Priority in our job. We carry out New Build, Extension, Renovation, Landscaping, Project Management and Handyman/Maintenance. We give competitive quotes and endeavor to get job done on time with top quality. We look forward to provide Excellent Services for you !!

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Robertson Built

Joined March 2018

We are a small company looking to make a big impact in our region. We are committed to providing a great service at a the best possible price. We are Registered Master Builders, Licensed Building Practitioners & a member of Site Safe New Zealand. Contact us today for more information, we are always looking for our next challenge.

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Madera Woodwork

Joined May 2021

Joiner/ Furniture maker, with over 25 years experience, offers a high standard of various services. Kitchen: for a fresh look replace doors, drawer fronts + all the necessary hardware, alter cabinet to suit new appliances, change counter tops and paint existing panels and walls. I also have grate experience making stairs and balustrade's in all shapes

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Kharl Tiling and Contracting Services

Joined March 2015

Kharl Tiling and Contracting Services is duly operated within Christchurch and neighbouring town. Specialising in commercial, residential and Architectural tiling. NZQF Level 4 (BCITO) Floor and Wall Qualified tiler and certified waterproofer on board. Very professional and work hard to meet deadlines set by a client to the highest standard. I always providing competitive quotes according to the c...

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M P Bonney Limited

Joined February 2015

With over 10 years experience in the building industry and hundreds of happy clients, I am perfectly positioned and skilled to take on any building works required. From slab set out, to architectural residential and commercial construction, to building advice; there's no job too big or too small

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