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Guide To Using A Christchurch Handyman

Christchurch handymen are continually hot in demand because of the large range of skills and experience they offer their clients.  Able to do multiple jobs from a wide variety of trades, handymen have a great reputation as being willing to put their hand to work doing all the small jobs which larger trade companies don’t want to do. This makes them incredibly popular with homeowners and landlords throughout Canterbury.

Why Hire A Handyman?

DIY; us Kiwis are famous for it, with some saying it’s even in our blood. Yet as homeowners and landlords we realise that time is a precious and something many of us don’t have a lot of in our busy lives. While it is satisfying to tell our mates we tackled certain jobs during the weekend over coffee at work on Monday, in reality we also want to spend our leisure time doing the things we want to do, such as playing sport, shopping or even going to the beach.

Hiring a handyman to finish a list of small jobs you want done is a smart decision. Not only will it give you your free time back, but they will do the work faster and more professionally that you could.

Services Provided By Christchurch Handymen

With the large number of handymen available within our region, the range of skills they offer is enormous. As they are Jack-of-all-trades, you are sure to find a handyman who has the skills needed to complete your to do list.

  • Chimney removal
  • Earthquake repairs
  • Fence building
  • Landscaping and gardening
  • Fixing leaky taps and toilets
  • Cleaning gutters
  • Water blasting
  • Painting

Odd jobs, small jobs, regular property maintenance and those requiring multiple tradies can be done cost effectively by one home handyman. No more having to chase up quotes and arrange for someone to be home on different days and at different times. Your handyman will instead be able to do everything for you, making life much simpler!

Making A To Do List For Your Home

Everyone has got something around their property that needs doing such as mowing the lawns, wallpapering the spare room, painting the kitchen or weeding the garden. One of the best things you can do to keep on track of what property maintenance needs doing is to write a ‘To do list.’

Take a walk around your home and note down everything that needs fixing, cleaning or replacing. Start one room at a time, looking everywhere from the ceiling down. Check doors and windows, cupboards and even floor boards. Look for missing nails, screws and latches which need replacing, light bulbs and fittings which need cleaning or fixing and if the curtain rails are wobbly.

Once you have made your list, it’s time to find a local Christchurch handyman who will take your list and return your free time! Start now by posting your job and let them chase you, rather than you chase them for work!

Latest handymen articles

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.

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Latest handymen case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

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

Odd jobs

Posted 1 week ago

1. Spring on side of garage door has come off on 1 side 2. Other garage door lock the screw appears to have no grip as it keeps coming out of the lock 3. Fly screen door on inside of ranch slider keeps coming off the track 4. Remove shelf and maybe door from kitchen cupboard to make space for a dishwasher 5. Cut out back wall of a kitchen cupboard to be able to access from both sides

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The shower base cracked

Posted 1 week ago

The shower base cracked. It needs to be repaired ASAP. Thanks

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Repairs

Posted 1 day ago

3 Bike hooks for garage Fix gate hinges Fix shed door hinges Move mounted hose Fix a door handle Quote for raised garden

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R&M

Posted 1 week ago

Fix join carpet/flooring between bathroom /hallway Repair back door - is hard to close Install shelf for microwave Replace rubber on bottom of shower door

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Install gate

Posted 1 day ago

I need a pair of driveways gates installed, I have the gates, and thats it, I'd also like wheels attached to the gates for a smoother opening and closing

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Remove fibreglass batts from under floor

Posted 2 days ago

Hi there I have fibreglass batts under the floor which need to be removed as they have been incorrectly installed . My house is only 77 square metres approximately. Not sure of a price margin - so offers please. Person will need to be able to take batts to dump - I will pay dumping cost on top of removal cost thank you.

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Brackets

Posted 2 weeks ago

Attach hanging basket brackets (9) Repair water feature.

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Ventilation System install

Posted 1 day ago

Install supplied ventilation system, electrical connection will be provided.

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Flat pack double bed

Posted 1 week ago

In need of someone with flat pack furniture experience to put together a double bed frame. Similar bed to attached pic. Wanting a quote please

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Ceiling rose instalation, fix man hole surround

Posted 1 day ago

I need a ceiling rose painted and installed and a man hole surround fixed. I may have paint for the ceiling rose but not completely sure.

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Friday 17th Sept. Labourer for the day laying grass

Posted 6 days ago

Needing some help laying grass in heathcote 40m2.

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Small plasterboard repair/ wall hole repair plastering

Posted 6 days ago

PLASTERBOARD REPAIR X2 DOOR REPLACMENT NEW SLIDING DOOR HANDLE SMALL MAINTENANCE REPAIRS

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Plug Drill and Laundry Shelves

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need someone with a plug drill to drill a hole at the back of my bedside tables to allow for cords etc. I would like laundry shelves installed. A consultation will need to be had on these first as shelves are not yet purchased and am looking for advice on what to install. Then a return visit to install them will be great.

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Removal of shed, shelves

Posted 1 week ago

I have an old shed that needs to be removed ,if possible rebuilt at a diff location and shelving in my garage that need to be removed.

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Not sure what to call them

Posted 1 week ago

The electric plug cover has come loose in my kitchen. I pulled off the white plastic thingy and the screws behind had worked lose and broken the gib board they were screwed into. . Who can I get to fix this please.

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Fix wooden gate

Posted 1 week ago

outdoor wooden gate broken off hinges in wind. post damaged needs fixing and gate put back on

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Odd jobs

Posted 2 days ago

Have an inside door which is hard to open from the inside. I have an outside aluminium door which jams. The plastic surrounding the lock is looking a bit sick. I have two cupboards with pnuematic type hinges that need replacing.

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Home made green house

Posted 5 days ago

Power tools to drill fence panels to posts (Bunnings fence panels n posts) then Mayb some wooded cross supports to hang plants on and attach pvc corregated panels to structure All panels n post here so hopefully a person with appropriate tools should only take an hour to drill - unsure tho as nothing is ever as simple as it seems

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Bookcase, Laundry, Pictures.

Posted 6 days ago

I have a couple of jobs: 1. fixing bookcase to wall (can't find studs so may need a bit of creativity on how this is to be done) 2. Shelves to be installed in a cupboard 3. Pictures hung (moved into a new place and don't have tools or expertise so as not to put holes in the walls) I am home Wednesday afternoons, Thursday afternoons, all day Friday, all day Saturday. ASAP would be good .

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2 Oddjobs: Pulling back carpet to show floorboards, & installing camera on metal

Posted 1 day ago

I need help with 2 odd jobs: 1) Temporarily pulling back the carpeting in the hallway in various locations to show the state of the floorboards to my wife. There is one small "soft spot" on the floor which was due to water damaged that ceased many years ago. I've been told how to pull back the carpet but I'm afraid that I won't be able to put it back the right way afterwards, and would like some opinion about the seriousness of the "soft spot", as well as the condition of the other floor boar...

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 204,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Install Rotary Clothesline

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door handles replacement x 6

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

fuse box cover

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Filling curtain rod holes | fixing gutter pipe

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front door installation and internal door handles

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st August 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Roof Painted

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

General House Maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Install Gas Bottle Protector

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

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11th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Furniture - Assembly of Queen size bed

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small plaster and paint touch up jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repairs to a interior wooden door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Odd jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sliding Door Supply and Install

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install cat door through coloursteel cladding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Odd jobs and general maintenance

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removing outdoor structure / plants

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Drill missing vent gaps in mortar on bottom row of brick veneer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install Ceiling Mounted Bike Rack

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 2
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Fixing clothesline

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Handymen in Christchurch

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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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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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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Ideal property maintenance

Joined February 2014

Ideal property maintenance is a small property maintenance company which provides maintenance services to both residential and commercial customers in the Canterbury area

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MZI Builders

Joined October 2017

Hi , I have been in construction for the past 7years.Iv been doing new residential houses and renovation but my background is interior finishes as well as building decks and refurbishing decks,concreteing and crack injection/handyman.

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Farrell Build

Joined August 2018

Farrell Build is a local Christchurch based construction company. We are family owned & operated with over 30+ years of trusted industry experience. Offering a wide range of services which include; Architectural builds, Renovations & EQC Repairs

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More Than Handy

Joined July 2020

More Than Handy is a privately owned property maintenance and joinery business based in Christchurch and servicing the wider Canterbury region. Our high standards, professionalism and Workmanship Guarantees ensure our clients are 100% satisfied with our work from quote to sign off. From cutting a stray branch and hanging a door to shop fit-outs and kitchens, we have you covered.

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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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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts of Joinery, building and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminium windows and doors, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, sliding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrades, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do yo...

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Daniel

Joined March 2019

Hi, I have been in the construction industry more than 30 years.I am specialise in renovations and new builds, decks and fence.I am a LBP as well. Nice to meet you and give quotes and we can work from there. Cheers Daniel

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Gracious Living Property Maintenance

Joined July 2016

Small enough to listen...Big enough to deliver! With 25+ years experience in ALL aspects of home renovations repairs & maintenance. Below are just a few examples of what we do:- - Interior & exterior painting - Wooden window frame repairs - Roof cleaning & spraying - Waterblasting - PVC gutters & down-pipes repairs & fitting new - Waterproofing & removal /replacing of old roof nails & caps...

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Eastcoast Landscapes

Joined August 2020

We are a small family run landscaping business. We provide all aspects of residential and commercial landscaping and property maintenance. We are happy to provide a free quote. We have been established for 15 years and pride ourselves on high quality work. We do work in the Christchurch, Waimakariri and Hurunui areas.

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The budget lawn gardening and landscaping services

Joined July 2021

Hi there, we are here for your all gardening, lawn and landscaping services. we provide reliable, quick and affordable services around Christchurch. I am fully equipped to do lawn care, hedges trimming, tree pruning or any odd job. plan of selling your property call us for final makeover to get you top $$$. We do take regular clients for lawn mowing and gardening average lawn around christchu...

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DnB Landscapes services

Joined September 2019

Hi ive been sculptural landscaper for the last 6 years ive now just gone out on my own i am very professional and work very hard to meet deadlines.At dnb Landscapes we pride ourselves in our very affordable prices.

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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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A White Creative Construction

Joined February 2017

Hi There. I'm a builder with background in boat building and high end architectural work, but lots of diverse experience in many areas. I pride myself on attention to detail, great finishing and thinking outside the square.

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate WBH operates with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality and ef...

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Distinctive property Maintenance

Joined June 2021

Hi, we are a property maintenance company with a difference. specialising in the bigger tasks outdoors. We offer advice on minor works,alterations and upgrades to get the most out of your property, followed through with the completion of the work. Whether its a tidy up prior to sale, general maintenance or an outstanding project yet to be completed As a diverse small company whos main goal...

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ADECONSTRUCT LIMITED

Joined March 2015

ADECONSTRUCT With over 32 years in the building industry offers the following services: Bathroom renovation. HANDYMAN. Tiling. vinyl and Carpet Handyman Solid Plastering..modified plastering. Exterior &interior plastering. Painting. bricklayng Waterproof Swimming pools Bricklayng

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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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