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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.

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Homeowners Guide to Summer Proofing Your Deck

Posted 23/02/17

Our skin isn't the only thing that needs protecting from the harsh New Zealand sun, our decking needs protection too. To keep your deck looking great, we’ve put together this handy guide on summer proofing your deck... How to keep your deck looking like new Summer brings more traffic and o

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This is How your Gutters and Spouting Could be Damaging your Home (and what to do about it)

Posted 28/06/19

Guttering and spouting do more than take rainwater away, they are essential for a healthy, happy home. Read on to learn signs that indicate issues, and tips for resolving damage... What damage could my guttering be causing? Externally: A sagging gutter will damage your home’s fascia. P

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Latest handymen case studies

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

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!

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Recent jobs posted

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

Just screwing up a thing or two.

Posted 2 days ago

A hose dispenser outside needs attaching, maybe one or two other things.

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Converting old wooden door into Board Game

Posted 3 weeks ago

Familiar with the Cornhole Game? If you have powertools that can saw a wooden door in half and cut a clean 15cm hole at each end, we would love your help.

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Bit of everything

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are looking for someone to give us an estimate for a few jobs: 1. Repair some rot beside our shower 2. Replace a vanity and mirrored cabinet 3. Paint our bathroom and install some tiles and splash back 4. Replace our toilet 5. Install some wood laminate (clip together type) in our bathroom, toilet, laundry and kitchen We have purchased the vanity, toilet, tiles and planks Cheers, Angela Sullivan

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Hallway renovation

Posted 3 weeks ago

I would love to have my parents hallway renovated for them. Unfortunately as this is a surprise for mum, this needs to be on the secretive side. The small-medium sized hallway needs plastering/wallpapered, new carpet, a pre-existing cupboard rebuilt (with a small wall rebuilt), and some form of heating installed. Can send photos when I can if required. Thanks

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Jack of all Trades

Posted 15 hours ago

Cover part wall in hardboard, paint it Replace bathroom cabinet with 2nd hand cabinet fix shower ceiling , and part wall, and paint bathroom take down curtain

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Install curtain rails and washing line

Posted 4 weeks ago

We need 4 curtain rails installed, one of which requires a bend as it has to fit around a corner. We have removed most of the blinds currently in place however we couldn't remove a couple of brackets as the screw heads have threaded. We also need some washing line strung in the garden, a knob installed on the front door and a toilet roll holder fixed up (we tried to install it, its wonky and we don't know how to fix it!) We have all the materials. If possible we would like the curtains up by No...

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Re attach guttering

Posted 3 weeks ago

Reattach a piece of cluttering on the house

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Chopping up weatherboards

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have 7 long weatherboards that need a circular saw to cut them up so we can take them to the dump! They are too long at the moment to fit in our vehicle.

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Replace broken toilet seat

Posted 1 week ago

I have a rental property in Hornby, current toilet seat is broken, need to supply and fit new toilet seat.

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Ranch slider required

Posted 1 week ago

Need a second hand slider 2m high x 2.4m wide for you to replace with a single garage door. Do you have any you are removing from a home and can sell and then install please.

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Gardenning trimming shrubs

Posted 1 month ago

trimming small hedges and shrubs

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Fencing and Landscaping

Posted 2 weeks ago

Remove shrubs along front garden strip Put up metal fence Lay weed mat Cover with stones

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Table Top Gas Heater Issue #2

Posted 1 month ago

We got this gas mate table top gas heater from trade me few days back and upon testing found that the heater knob doesn’t stay depressed and heater won’t stay lit . Thanks

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Garden Sail

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need someone to work out how and put a garden sail above our outdoor eating area please.

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Fixing walls, putting together furniture etc

Posted 3 weeks ago

We need a general handyman to come and spend 2 days doing odd jobs and fixing up the house. Ranging from plastering holes in walls to putting together a desser to fixing a sink washer.

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Fit shelving, sink and stone worktop in garage

Posted 2 weeks ago

looking for someone to install a shelving unit, sink and engineered stone worktop into a garage

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Assorted small jobs

Posted 1 week ago

Ease & rehang bedroom door; ease bedroom & cupboard doors; ease drawers in chest of drawers and built-in unit; install short section of outside gate/fence; add strips of wood as short-term tidy where cupboard has been removed; straighten shelves (if possible); remove door; remove built-in shelves; possibly a few more things as we notice them

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Kitchen tap

Posted 1 month ago

I have a kitchen tap to be fitted

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Rubbish removal

Posted 15 hours ago

Remove rubbish Clear grounds of weeds Mow lawn clear gutters on shop

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Demo Work

Posted 3 weeks ago

Remove old fencing and demo pergola and other yard work

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 179,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Extending a subfloor access manhole

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of cupboard shelving; Removal of cupboard and installation of shelving.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix seating to wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th October 2020

Workmanship
 4
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

Metal Handrail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install window safety stays

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spray paint fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bitsnbobs with a drill and screwdriver ( no electrical)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shelf assembly

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cut a hole in wooden door for cat door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electric drill work required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Soil and sand removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Dents

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

29th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dig up last tree on driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Finishing jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

get the door working

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th October 2020

Workmanship
 4
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

Removal and disposal of metal/glass entranceway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th September 2020

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

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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J & E Services Ltd

Joined July 2019

Hi, we have been in the earthworks, landscaping and building business for over 10 years. We cover all aspects of earthworks, landscaping, tree trimming and removal. No job to small, no job to big! We are a family business, offering a friendly and professional service. We provide free quotes, and we are always keen to meet on site to discuss anything you may require.

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Cornerstone Building Limited

Joined February 2012

Hi, you will receive a professional building service, from a certified and licensed builder. We pride ourselves in delivering a top quality job on time and on budget.

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Mitchell and Milmine Construction

Joined September 2017

Mitchell + Milmine Construction is a small family owned residential building company focused on building quality. We are team players and are committed to working within our community with other locals alike. We are passionate about modern architecture, and believe each home tells a different story, this makes us the perfect partners on your next building adventure. We offer a transparent...

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Just Call Graham

Joined February 2020

Local tradesman based in Kaiapoi. No job too small. I specialise in recycling materials (particularly timber for fencing). This saves you money and the environment! I can plaster and paint - this also keeps the cost down for you. I have been working the painting and decorating business for about ten years so there's not much I don't know about plastering and painting, interior and exterior....

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Abacus Building Maintenance

Joined October 2014

hi i am a licensed building practioner tradesman carpenter main line of work is building maintenance of all types,i do a lot of bathroom renovations supply and install working with only registered tradesman all types of work undertaken

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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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Podium Landscapes & Gardens Limited

Joined June 2017

We specialise in bringing tired looking sections to life and maintaining them to a very high standard. From construction to section maintenance and everything in between. Get your section looking it’s best with a free quote from Podium Landscapes & Gardens Ltd. > Ready Lawn turfing > Mowing > Hedge trimming > Line trimming > Tree pruning > Irrigation installs > Barking > Stones > Edg...

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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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Painting Solutions 2006 Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi. We are a family run, highly experienced professional painting company celebrating 10 yrs of superior service in Canterbury. We have over 20 years painting and industry experience both in NZ and abroad. We do everything from water blasting, plastering, paper hanging to painting and at a quality you can trust. We pay attention to detail, always deliver quality and never cut corners. We use qual...

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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. In Summer we seem to do a load of gardening & landscaping but it certainly does not scratch the surface of what we do e.g. - Interior & exterior painting of house walls, trimmings & window frames - Wooden window frame repairs - Wall & floor tiling - PVC gutters...

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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. Contact us today for more information, we are always looking for our next challenge.

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Firth landscape construction

Joined March 2017

For all your landscaping/construction needs call firth landscape construction free quotes, professional work done to high standards very competitive quotes...we do it all, landscaping renovations tiling, laminate flooring concreting asphalting. We have high standards and we know you'll be happy.

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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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All Good Outdoors

Joined June 2020

Hi Team. We have been in the construction/landscaping industry for the last 20 years, We have recently moved to Christchurch and are willing to start trading with any job, big or small. We are totally professional, and are committed to delivering the best of what we do, which is just about everything construction related.

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H&J's PAINTING & DECORATING

Joined July 2014

Highly skilled painters and decorators With 20 years in the trade. We do wallpapering ,spray painting, Plastering inc level 5 & skim coats. Water-blasting ,roof repaints,new work and old repaints We are very competitive with price And all work is to a high standard.

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Swiss Build Aotearoa

Joined September 2019

Hi, Swiss Build Aotearoa is your partner for small+big renovations! And Extensions. We stand out by providing HIGH QUALITY work for AFFORDABLE prices! We have a wide range of experience, are qualified and are out there building since 19 years. In NZ as in Switzerland. We go the extra mile to do the difference for our clients! Our motivation is simple: Well working homes, warm and dry. And hap...

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance was born out of frustration whilst trying to solve the same problems on construction sites time and time again. After working with a crazy amount of construction companies I`m ready to change the dinosaur ways of the industry. I want to feel proud of the industry I love whilst constantly shaking things up at the same time. I want to bring modern technologie...

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ADECONSTRUCT LIMITED

Joined March 2015

ADECONSTRUCT offers the following services: Bathroom renovation Tiling. vinyl and Carpet Handyman Solid Plastering..modified plastering. Exterior &interior plastering. Painting. bricklayng Waterproof Swimming pools Bricklayng

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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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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit ... .nz

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