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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.

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 or

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 Bosch 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 Bosch 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.

Underfloor excavation

Posted 1 week ago

Small amount of excavation required underfloor to provide access under one bearer to improve access for insulation installers. Underfloor is fairly low around 30cm to bearer. There is a hole in the old perimeter wall allowing access to the rear extension area. However to reach the hole requires crawling under a bearer approximately 23cm above soil. We need this to be dug out to 35-40cm to improve access for installers. Soil does not need to be removed- it could be redistributed under floor. Ot...

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Painting window panes

Posted 2 days ago

Looking for a quote to paint the window frames on a 3 bedroom house in Avonhead for a busy property management company.

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Need a handyman with painting skills

Posted 6 days ago

Hi there. Any handymen who are happy to help with a DIY paint job, preferably paid by the hour? Need some help specifically with ceilings and just to get the work done faster than I can myself. Thanks

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Need new electrical box and jig saw piece of laminate flooring

Posted 6 days ago

Looking for two odd jobs to be done at my home. 1) I've had a night stall removed and the laminate flooring had been cut around the legs of it. I have a spare piece of the laminate flooring but just need someone to cut the shape out for me. Pictures attached. 2) Would like a simple timber opening cupboard for the existing electrical box. Measures approx 500 x 500mm. Pictures attached.

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Gib and hole fixing

Posted 1 week ago

new piece of jib, 18in x 18in ( new jib supplied) to be fixed and painted ( bycyle wheel through garage wall). Four other minor holes to be stopped and fixed. Paint supplied.

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Sand & Stain outdoor macrocarpa table and bench seats

Posted 2 weeks ago

I would like someone to perform an on-site sand and stain of our outdoor table and bench seats.

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Registerd handy man required

Posted 1 week ago

I have found a possible leak and need someone to come and check it out. The wall in the hot water cylinder cupboard is now damp

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A number of small jobs

Posted 2 days ago

Adjusting folding door hinges so they close properly, removing venetians, sorting out towel and toilet roll holders so they are firm, removing and re-positiong a shelf and making good the holes, creating some shelves/ hooks etc in under stair cupboard and under sink.

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Repair shower door

Posted 4 days ago

The bottom hinge of the shower door has broken off the rivets that holds it to the frame. Needs repairing/replacement bits.

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Trim a long hedge, re-lay some pavers

Posted 1 week ago

We have a long hedge along the driveway - about 30m, but not too high, around 2.5m It needs trimming. We have about 20m sq of pavers off our back door that need re-laying - just lifting, ground levelled and relaid. I'd like this done before end of February, or first week of March if possible.

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Door and bracket

Posted 5 days ago

Fit a TV bracket to a wall Shave three doors - too tight after new carpet laid Possibly clear a bathroom basin pipe

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Gate to be fixed. Wall in bedroom

Posted 2 hours ago

Have a broken gate that needs to be fixed. Another handyman left a hole in our bedroom wall. Hubby tried to fix it over the summer break when people were off.

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Small maintenance / handyman jobs

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for someone to do the following: Replace 2 door locks Installing draught stopper at bottom of the entrance door Fix cupboard door, replace hinges Fix wardrobe sliding door Re-glue window seal Replace clothe lines

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Shower Seal Replacement

Posted 1 week ago

The seal on the bottom of the shower door needed replacing so we bought one but are not happy with it - water is escaping out of the shower. The door may also need adjusting

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Repairs to flay

Posted 1 week ago

Repairing a damaged flat. Covering holes in walls. Repairing bathroom ceiling

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Hang heavy painting and put up shelf.

Posted 1 week ago

Very heave picture requires handyman who knows what doing, plus plaement of small shelf. Must have own tools and fittings.

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Balcony turf cut and lay #2

Posted 1 week ago

I would like someone to measure, collect and cut artificial grass to our balcony. We don't want it stuck down. Happy with Tuff Turf 35mm from Bunnings Rough sketch of measurements below. Looking for a quote initially to present to insurance as part of a larger claim. Thanks Jenny

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Erecting a 122cm x 82cm Corflute Real estate sign

Posted 8 hours ago

We have a corflute sign 122cm x 82cm that we need erected on the corner of 2 streets to display our House For Sale. We have No materials or expertise to complete this job, so the workman will need to supply materials, or we can go with him to purchase them.

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Removal of porch plastic roof

Posted 1 week ago

Removal of corrugated plastic roof on porch area, measuring 2.3x5m. Easrily accessible, but will require ladder. See associated images

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 187,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Fencing and Landscaping

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Home maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Making shoes rack in garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Assembling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wood work, Painting & Siliconing

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace broken toilet seat

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Interior door hole needs filled

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front door slider


28th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 1
Schedule
 5
Communication
 1

Ranch slider required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing a clothesline

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Conservatory

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deconstruct and remove an old glasshouse

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen tap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th February 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fixing walls, putting together furniture etc

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Assorted small jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Little Annoying Jobs #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fit shelving, sink and stone worktop in garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Soil and sand removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Paint and erect some trellis

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install curtain rails and washing line

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
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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RedGoat Property

Joined November 2016

Hi, we generally do smaller jobs around residential properties in both maintenance and improvement although we often undertake larger projects as well. We will complete to a very high standard any job around your property including renovation work, Repaints, fencing, decks and landscaping as well as any maintenance work. Getting a competitive quote out to you, no matter how big or small the job, i...

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Forman and Foley Construction Limited

Joined February 2020

Forman and Foley Construction is a Canterbury based company comprising of two experienced Builders and two apprentice builders. Both Toby and Lee have been involved in the industry for over 13 years and have experience in a wide variety of work from new builds to renovations, EQC work, decks and landscaping, re piling, paving and concrete and much more. We are friendly and love speaking with clie...

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M&M Projects

Joined August 2018

Hi,iv'e been in building maintenance trade for the last 16 years. I specialise in the fields listed, with no job being to big or small. I pride myself on providing top quality workmanship at competitive rates. Getting the job done first time to the customers requirements.

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Sembel it

Joined February 2021

Big or small we do it all. 20 plus years industry experience. Honest and quality workmanship with reviews to back up. Price competitive and we go the extra mile Police vetted. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We aim to exceed your needs and expectations.

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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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R P D Construction

Joined November 2016

HI I have been building for the past 20 years and have experience in new builds, renovations, home extensions, decks, roofing, fences. I have high standards and offer a great service.

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Fast Fences

Joined December 2019

Fast Fences fixes and repairs old fences, install new fences, removes old fences, installs gates, and can coordinate and manage all your fencing needs - with great communication and attention to detail. I also build decks, pergolas and can deliver other home improvement tasks.

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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management.

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More Than Handy

Joined July 2020

More Than Handy is a family 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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Rpm carpentry

Joined July 2020

Hi, I have been building and renovating homes, properties and businesses for 12 years and have exeptional experience in property maintenance and renovations. We are passionate about our work and love seeing the clients reaction to their homes becoming exactly what they wanted. We pride ourselves on offering a very competitive quote, completing the job on time and on budget with the utmost quali...

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Kumanu

Joined June 2020

KUMANU: means "to care for, nurture, or cherish" The owner has over forty years of experience and can nurture your ideas and dreams so that you may cherish the outcome. From a new door to a new house. Builders of the First house in New Zealand to score 10 on the Home star rating.

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HJL Building Ltd

Joined January 2019

Hi, We are Qualifed Licensed Building Practitioners. We have been building new and restoring older homes for families for over 17 years. We specialise in renovations & also do concrete placing. No job is to small! We pride ourselves on providing competitive know obligation free quotes that we stick to, on time and on budget.

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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 Wilson Built Homes with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality...

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Supreme Services

Joined June 2019

Hi, As an owner/operator of Supreme Services, I have over 25 years experience in all aspects of Landscaping - excavation and site clearance & levelling, retaining walls, paving, decking, pergolas and verandahs, fencing, garden and lawn installations. I also install Shadesails either attached to or independent of your home or building. I provide property maintenance services & tree work inclu...

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Tradie

Joined January 2019

Hi, I've been in construction industry for more than a decade and specialising in Tiling industry. I'm been in Tiling here for several years doing commercials and residential buildings. I'm specialise in ceramic, mosaic, marble, bluestones, pavings, and doing also a demolition jobs. I'm also specialise in landscaping decorators.

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Hired Help Limited

Joined February 2020

We know how precious your weekends are, we also know how much niggle those uncompleted jobs around the home can create. That’s where Hired Help comes in, we complete the jobs you just don’t have time for. If it’s fixing a door that won’t stay shut, assembling a kitset or rebuilding a deck, we can help. We have the experience and know how to fit, fix or repair just about anything around the home....

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JRB Homes Ltd

Joined March 2018

As a business owner and site foreman, I strive to provide the best work ethics in both client and colleague relationships. I pride myself in time management, effective communication and quality control in all areas of my business. Over the last two years of developing my business, I have successfully built, renovated and repaired homes. My overall goal is to be competitively priced with the best e...

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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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Unique Built

Joined November 2019

For quality workmanship look no further. At Unique Built we cover a range of work from your everyday handyman jobs right up to newly built homes and everything in between.

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Tick How

Joined August 2019

I’m a jack of all trades having worked in IT, joinery and currently building. I have also dabbled with plumbing, electrical, gardening and appliance repairs. I am an honest and friendly person who takes pride in my work

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