Trusted Handymen.
NZ wide.
Sorted.

Learn more about the trades we cover.

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

Homeowners Guide to Summer Proofing Your Deck

Posted 23/02/17

Our skin isn't the only thing that needs to protecting from the harsh New Zealand sun, our decking needs to 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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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 Bosh 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 Bosh 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.

General maintenance

Posted 2 weeks ago

This is a general maintenance job on a vacant rental property. I would need to meet the contractor onsite to discuss the tasks, but it generally involves: - Easing some doors - removal of bathroom tiles - repairs to kitchen cabinetry - re-laying some laminate flooring in kitchen - painting a couple of window sills - (optional) replacement of a small section of guttering - etc..

Read more

Building Report Jobs for House Sale

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are selling our house and have some items that need to be repaired, the purchaser has requested a licensed building practitioner too please. The items are: 1. Minor resealing and grouting of shower. 2. Some weatherboarding work where their is a gap between a flat roof and the main roof of the house. Re-gluing of butymol on the edges of flat roof 3. Provide access in the deck to the stormwater riser 4. The rangehood ducts into the roof so work to duct this to the exterior

Read more

Shower screen (?) removal

Posted 1 week ago

We have a shower screen (?) that blocks access to half of our bathtub. We would like it removed and the area tidied up so that we can use a shower curtain.

Read more

Insulatioremove nd replace in subfloor

Posted 1 week ago

we need to remove the pink batt insulation in the subfloor area of approximate 150m2to , be able to check for possible pest control in the subfloor. access is available through floor manhole. Please respond asap. Please ring ... and respond to adshah25..., com, and to ... so that the site- visit can be arranged asap.

Read more

Laundry #2

Posted 5 days ago

Need someone who can put together flat pack cupboards and basic plumbing and basic electrical.

Read more

DECK AREA REPAIR AND PAINT

Posted 3 days ago

REPLACE SOME BOARDS IN OUR DECK. PAINT THE DECK AND THE DECK STEPS. FIX THE BOTTOM OF THE STICKING FRENCH DOOR ONTO THE DECK. {SEE IF LOWER DECK CAN BE REPAIRED AND PAINTED (WILL ADD TO COST, BUT I HAVE NO IDEA IF IT CAN BE FIXED. COULD NOT GET A GOOD PHOTO TODAY.} PAINT HOUSE TRIM AND FASCIA BY DECK FIT A FLANGE NEAR THE CHIMNEY PAINT ANOTHER FASCIA UP HIGH BY THE ROOF.

Read more

Clothes dryer installation

Posted 1 week ago

I need a new clothes dryer to be installed (wall-mounted), along with any venting that may be needed, in my laundry. I also need a shelf to be installed for my laundry basket to be stored. If possible this Saturday, or sometime next week

Read more

Mount dryer and install external dryer vent

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need a new dryer to be wall mounted and to have an external vent installed for it. My laundry is in the garage in a nook that already has a front loading washing machine in it. The spare space above it is 1.2m, depth is 61cm, and width is 1.03m (the washing machine is 60cm wide). The new dryer is a Fisher and Packer DE7060P1, specs are 83cm high x 60cm wide x 60cm and it came with a mounting kit and external venting. My house is made of hebel concrete panels.

Read more

General Small Jobs

Posted 2 weeks ago

• Paint spare room door • Re-Seal Shower • Re-Seal around kitchen tiles • Bog, sand and paint front door • Attached pantry door • Screw in the small side gate • Fix the side gate jam • Fix the front window jam Install tv bracket

Read more

Move wardrobe rod up higher

Posted 3 days ago

Move fixed rod in wardrobe to up higher in single wardrobe.

Read more

Bbq door replacement and picture hanging

Posted 1 week ago

I have a replacement door that needs to go on a Gasmate bbq and also a large picture that needs to be hung.

Read more

House do up - doors preparation and painting - other odd jobs

Posted 2 weeks ago

I want to employ someone on an hourly rate who is available to start asap Prep & Painting internal doors and window frames (inside & out). Install rangehood ducting (electrics already done). Fix part of guttering. Put in replacement back door. install door and frame to laundry Some landscaping/gardening/straighten fences. I have been working on doing up house but with limited time on weekends am running out of time and patience. Now just want to get on and get finished so can rent house...

Read more

Garage exterior door to be replaced with supplied second hand door

Posted 1 week ago

I need my garage exterior door to be replaced with a supplied second hand door. The door will need to be cut to size. I have 2 second hand doors available and the best one is to be used. I have an old lock which needs to be fitted to the door and a new dead bolt. Approx measurements from the old door: 178cm height x75cm width x 4cm depth Approx measurements from the new second hand door: 197.5cm height x 81cm width x 4.5cm depth Due to my schedule this job will need to be in...

Read more

Ceiling area to be patched up/repaired & painted.

Posted 4 weeks ago

The ceiling paper has come off in an area and will need to be repaired and painted. I may have some correct leftover paint to use.

Read more

General mr fixit

Posted 4 weeks ago

I need 3 or 4 small jobs done. 1. Tighten door handle 2. Refix board under window 3. Replace smoke detector 4. Prune 2 or 3 Rose's. 5. Spray cobblestone area.

Read more

Errect some trellis

Posted 3 weeks ago

I would like some trellis erected to a 12 metre (approx) fence on my property in Papanui.

Read more

Handyman- dog proof my house!

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, I'm looking for a handyman who is able to complete a couple of small jobs around the house more or less to stop my Houdini dog escaping, such jobs will include repairing/replacing latches on wooden gate, putting a railing of wood on top of certain fences she enjoys jumping, putting trellis and wood up so she cant get behind garage to jump that fence either. I believe these are relatively small jobs, I just dont have the tools nor knowledge to do them myself... please help!

Read more

To remove/reinstall appliance in kitchen and laundry for floor to be installed

Posted 1 month ago

Required for Sunday 11th or earlier or first thing Monday the 12th - Removal of Fridge - gas oven ( small gas bottle on outside of house ) fridge, laundry sink and washing machine to be put in living room and re installed when floor is down on wednesday 14th. Thanks

Read more

Painting doors

Posted 1 week ago

Hi I have 17 internal doors that need painting. They are still on the hinges, but happy to take down, and remove fittings etc. A couple need a few marks fixed, and one needs a bit of sanding. Have all the paint. And roller/brushes Also have a couple of other areas that need a little plaster/paint/tidy, like little marks on walls. Thanks

Read more

Fencing and waste removal

Posted 1 day ago

Removal of old fence posts and timber rails and other old timber. Building small fence between garage and new side fence. Removal and disposal of old building materials. Replace retractable washing line.

Read more

Recent handymen reviews

With over 144,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Re glue and seal kitchen sink

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Roof Leak

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Home Repairs Needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

gilby

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace a handle/ lock for a sliding door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front Door Jamming


26th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Changing light bulbs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix sliding door on toilet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Guttering Replacement and Remortar Bricks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Taking out window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower fix

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Aranoni Track

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tame This Garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Underfloor plastic sheet install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Couple of smaller jobs around the house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cat door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Shower door and general shower installation.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Don Clarkson

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General House Maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Back garden edging plus steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2019

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.

D

Doctor Fixit

Joined November 2017

Hi I am a qualified carpenter and have through the years learnt other trades associated to building industry and now with the experience I have I can do a variety of jobs around your home Carpennetry.Painting. Tiling. Decks. Pergolas.

Read more
J

JJ Painters and Decorating Ltd

Joined November 2015

Hi we are a small team with high quality workmanship we complete jobs on time and are very tidy , we also do plastering/specialised coatings/spraying/wallpapering. We have been in the trade for 10 years Hi i have been painting for 12 years now and have done a lot of painting in the way learning a lot of skills along the way . I was Foreman of the Airport extension for 2 years which was all com...

Read more
J

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...

Read more
G

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 gintas.co.nz

Read more
G

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...

Read more
O

Outside The Box Solutions ltd

Joined February 2019

Outside the box has got you covered no matter what the project is. We pride ourselves on providing a top quality product at the best possible price . Contact us for a no obligation quote

Read more
D

Dunc's Handy Home Services

Joined May 2019

Hi there, If you need some help around the home cleaning your gutters, windows, repairing a fence, maintaining and repairing ponds and water features (expert level!) or someone to mow your lawn and do the gardening etc, choose me, someone that will go the extra distance. All types of work undertaken to a high standard and care taken with a friendly, professional manner. No job too small and g...

Read more
G

Greenmount Consultants ltd

Joined May 2016

Experienced Landscape Gardener for all your garden needs. Regular lawn mowing, tree pruning, hedge trimming, retaining walls, section clearing, rubbish removal.

Read more
J

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.

Read more
R

Roman Building & Construction

Joined November 2016

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

Read more
O

ogrady plastering

Joined September 2015

Hi there. Being plastering for last 13 years. We do all aspects of plastering work interior and exterior.new houses and renovations and also smaller jobs in patch work , Crack repair . Coving. We also do painting . And concrete work repair. Very good rates with quality finish

Read more
P

Pro Build

Joined November 2014

HI. I'm an LBP builder with 19 yrs experience on residential projects.I have extensive experience on earthquake repairs, alterations and new builds. I have access to a professional team of subcontractors. Together we can tackle a wide range of projects and have a high standard of quality. Steven.

Read more
S

Sean Mullis

Joined April 2019

Hi I have been in the building industry for the last 20 years. . I specialise in landscape construction buiIding fences, decks, pergolas, garden walls and cobblestone paving. I am a qualified brick and blocklayer. I have four years experience in cobblestone paving and have spent similar time in carpentry.

Read more
M

Mitre Ben Construction Limited

Joined March 2016

I am a qualified carpenter and specialise in both building & handyman jobs. Decks and fences are something I do often and I am happy to discuss what you are needing done at a time that suits you. I work with a Licensed Builder Practitioner for any restricted building work.

Read more
F

Fowlertrades

Joined January 2017

Im a small family bussiness operating for 5 years now that Does a variety of jobs inside and out of your property including removing all rubbish and clearing all property rubbish left from tenants! Tree trimmimg, hedge trimming, tree felling, stump Grinding also lawn mowing. Or needing a tidy up before sale.

Read more
M

Matt Wooding Builders Limited

Joined November 2018

Matt Wooding Builders is a locally owned and operating company. I have been in the trade 12 years. I am trade qualified and a licensed building practitioner. There is no job to big or small. Our work has varied from renovations, new homes, decks , fences, releveling/repairs. We pride ourselves on quality workmanship and providing competitive quotes and then completing them on time and on budget.

Read more
R

Ross Coutts Holdings

Joined March 2018

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

Read more
M

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...

Read more
J

JPL Construction

Joined August 2018

Hi, I run a small building company specializing in bathroom renovations and decks, general building, alterations and maintenance. I am professional, competitive on price and pride myself on having satisfied customer's. I can project manage your work from start to completion handling all the council and architect requirement's and providing all the subtrades required.

Read more
M

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.

Read more
Get started now! Post your job for free and find the right tradie. Post your job for free, now!