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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering handymen related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Latest handymen case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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.

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.

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.

Home Safety Improvements #11

Posted 2 years ago

Women's Refuge is looking for handymen, builders or electricians for jobs to strengthen our client's properties. Work includes: replacing glass doors with solid, installing solar lights and window safety stays, changing locks. Police vetting required ( we will get that done for you)

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Make and install hand rail

Posted 8 years ago

make and install hand rail on stairs, will also require post at top with small battons as bedroom comes out right at top. House is in Springvale area of Alexandra. We will be there over next weekend.

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Basic handyman job

Posted 5 years ago

I need a post put up for an extendable clothes line to hook onto. The clothes line is already attached however we just need a post erected.

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Mirrors/art to be hung. 2

Posted 6 years ago

I need some very large, heavy mirrors to be professionally hung in my home.

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Planky

Posted 3 years ago

Need some work finished closing in under a pole house. Mostly done but need help owing to I'll health.

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Mirrors/art to be hung.

Posted 6 years ago

I need some very large, heavy mirrors to be professionally hung in my home.

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Installation of cat door into wooden door

Posted 7 months ago

The back door of my garage is an ordinary wooden door. I would like someone to put a cat flap or cat door into it.

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Resurface claw-foot bath

Posted 9 years ago

Just need a currently used claw-foot bath resurfaced onsite, thanks

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Door Lock Repair / ...

Posted 2 years ago

Job Description: - Lock on the indoor sliding door is broken. - The door is inside the building, in between the classrooms Please contact site manager before arrival. Site contact: Pennie Pako ... Address: Little Wonders Cromwell 102A Barry Ave Cromwell NZ 9310

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Seal the cracks in my house!!!

Posted 3 years ago

I need sealant applies to exterior walls and facia and wall cladding on garage. Also roof fixings to be redriven to close gaps between roof cladding sheets. Other odd cracks around exterior need to be sealed.

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Dishwasher cavity

Posted 2 years ago

Need someone to knock out cabinetry and kickboard to allow dishwasher drawer to be able to be inserted by plumber. Ideally to be done by end of next week.

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Removal of glasshouse

Posted 1 year ago

Demolish and remove old glasshouse

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Reconnect Venting Tude to Outdoor Duct

Posted 1 year ago

The flexible venting tube has fallen off the exterior duct and needs reattaching. The job is inside a roof cavity.

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Home Safety Improvement #16

Posted 1 year ago

This is a service provided by Women’s Refuge named– National Home Safety Service/ Whānau Protect. This is a nationwide service that includes a home safety improvement. The work can consist of window safety stays, replacing glass panels, installing solar security lights, changing locks, etc. This is not just one-time job but there's an opportunity for ongoing work orders.

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Handyman central

Posted 3 years ago

Kidsfirst kindergartens is looking fo a handyman who can complete minor tasks at our Kindergartens in Alexandra (2) and Cromwell (1) minor tasks from fence repairs changing light bulbs topping up sand and bark etc ..we also have two Kindergartens in Queenstown with simolar requirements

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Home Safety Improvements #12

Posted 2 years ago

Women's Refuge is looking for handymen, builders or electricians for jobs to strengthen our client's properties. Work includes: replacing glass doors with solid, installing solar lights and window safety stays, changing locks. Police vetting required ( we will get that done for you)

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Mulch Leaves

Posted 10 years ago

Use portable mulcher from Hirepool

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Hanging paintings, small carpentry jobs. Building small fence etc

Posted 3 years ago

Hanging Artworks and prints, relining shower. Small carpentry jobs.

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Sheep Yards

Posted 6 years ago

Maintenance on sheep and cattle yards, laying concrete and building a kitset shed (3m by 3m).

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Leaking bidet seat

Posted 2 years ago

repair leaking bidet seat, today if possible.

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Find Handymen in Central Otago

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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Mike's Trade Services Limited

Joined April 2021

Hi, Mike's Trade Services Ltd is a small business based in dunedin with skills in alot of areas based around renovations. Our skill base revolves around general handyman work from light building to flooring, Tiling and painting, waterproofing systems to specailised coating systems. With over 15 years of experience in the trade we have a good eye for detail, strong work ethic carrying out ta...

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Otago Landscaping

Joined July 2021

We are landscapers passionate about creating beautiful outdoor spaces. With a combined 20+ years of construction, gardening and landscaping experience and core belief in honesty, creativity, ecology and commitment to working with clients to bring their landscaping desires to fruition within budgets and quotes and always with open and friendly communication.

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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, and Taihape. Our service...

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Inoutside

Joined August 2015

Hi, I do painting, plastering, landscaping and building maintenance. I am mostly based in Wellington and sometimes in Westport, servicing the top half of the South Island. Free quotes and charge out hourly rates for smaller jobs. Quality and excellent finishes is our style! Fixed prices for straight forward jobs. Estimates capped at 30% for more unclear jobs (ie excavation). I h...

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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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Matts Handyman & Glass Services

Joined January 2021

Hi, I’m a one man band that can do building work, joinery, plumbing, glazing etc. Just ask! I’m also a fully qualified glazier. I’m a hard working perfectionist who is very professional and driven to do a great job.

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BIG Time Contractors LTD

Joined November 2019

We're a locally owned and operated Building and Construction Company serving up quality results in and around Central Otago! LBP and NZCB member, 10+ years in the industry. Don't hesitate to call Brook for a friendly no obligation chat about your next project. "BIG Time Contractors - Tradesman you can rely on"

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Venter Interior Plastering

Joined February 2018

Needing a reliable and professional plasterer in Dunedin & surrounding areas? At Venter Interior Plastering, we offer quality plastering services for all of your interior plastering needs. There is no job too big or too small for us to undertake and we provide the highest quality of workmanship - every time! We take pride in our work and ensure that you are satisfied with the job on completion a...

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Urban Colour South

Joined December 2015

I have over 20 years in the trade and I am a qualified Painter Decorator having studied at Canterbury Polytechnic and completing my apprenticeship many years ago. My attention to detail is second to none and I pride myself in an extremely high level of workmanship, completed both quickly and efficiently. I worked as a paint sales representative for over 10 years so I also know what products to us...

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Structurally Sound Building Ltd

Joined January 2022

We are Certified Builders with a keen interest in building SIP panel homes. We also do standard builds, renovations and smaller building and maintenance jobs and would like to assist with any projects you may have.

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Better Brothers Construction

Joined December 2017

We are a family owned and operated company working throughout New Zealand. With 15 years experience in renovations, new builds, extensions and multi-story concrete construction - Both brothers Stefano and Samuel are on site and on the tools so you directly benefit from our expertise. We believe in a safe, tidy site, a strong work ethic and doing things right!

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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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Karl Valpy

Joined November 2017

Small renovations Barthroom and kitchen restoration Rotten timber interior/exterior All handyman jobs Farm matainstance Welding Irrigation / pump matainstance Concrete and digger work Exterior painting

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Lewis Wallace

Joined November 2016

Hi I am a qualified builder based in Tarras. I pride myself on quality and enjoy my job. I do a wide range of work from renovations and new builds to farm pole sheds and small maintenance jobs. If you’d like to meet and discuss your job please get in touch. Kind regards Lewis Wallace.

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Fix It Fox Handyman Services

Joined December 2020

No Job Too Small. Hands on Engineer. I have built a broad spectrum of residential and engineering items. I have a full suite of skills - fabrication, building, roofing, plumbing, drainage, electrical etc ie classical handyman who does well in all trades. Good tool base. Multiple trailers. Can cart 9m lengths. Engineers built the world.

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Kanwaljeet singh

Joined August 2020

I have been working in building industry from last 5 year and have one mate with me, who have got same experience. We can give very good finishing to any kind of renovation. New on builderscrack.

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RP Carmody construction

Joined January 2011

We are a small residential building company based here in Dunedin, with 20 years experience we do everything from complete new builds to bathrooms to replacing a paling on a fence. We do it all !

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DRM Building Ltd

Joined August 2017

Hi, we're a small building company based in wellington. We've been around just over a year and have hit the ground running, Completing jobs on time and to budget. Lots of our work has been house restoration and maintenance, but has also ranged from bespoke garden beds to complete renovations. If you're after a friendly and motivated team please feel free to contact us.

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Ants Demolition & Construction

Joined August 2009

Hi, I have over 20 years experience in renovating, building new houses, sheds, light commercial, and hardscaping Qualified carpernter, LBP, I have an experience in complex renovations on old homesteads, and I enjoy problem solving , fine finishing work, making custom items and helping my clients vision becoming reality. As a one man band I prefer to do jobs I can manage by myself, and am also...

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Swift Wash

Joined June 2018

Exterior Property Maintenance Company. We specialise in making the outside of your property look great. Soft House Washing Gutter Cleaning Window Washing Decks Cleaned Driveways, paths and fences waterblasting. Moss treatments Lawn mowing Section tidys Rubbish Removal And more

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