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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.

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Recent jobs posted

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

Sofa bed

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have a Dunlop sofa bed I deconstructed to fit in a bedroom, I am now unable to put it back together!

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A few jobs to do

Posted 3 weeks ago

job 1 -line a wardrobe and put in shelves Job 2: replace fence boards. 2-3 boards Job 3: attach a water barrel to down pipes

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Labourer to remove small part of retaining wall

Posted 1 week ago

No building skills required. Just a fit able person. Probably half day work.

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Garden shed install & flooring #2

Posted 3 days ago

We are looking for someone to assemble and install this (see below link) garden shed next to the existing one. There is currently about 2.8m of concrete slab but it's not level and has cracks. The shed is 3.39m so there is a bit of sorting out for the flooring which I would like done also. Open to a concrete or wooden floor so would be keen to get options.

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Jib board

Posted 5 days ago

the jib board on the garage (single garage) is detached from the ceiling (quite a big part already) and rapidly. Need someone with experience, reviews of service please

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Door skimming and small painting

Posted 2 weeks ago

Two jobs at the moment. 1. Stain one side of a 6 ft fence, approx 4 metres in length. The stain will be supplied but you will need your own applicator. 2. Skim the bottom of three internal doors. The carpet was recently replaced and doors no longer close. If all goes well there will be future jobs.

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Sticky door + sticky wooden window frame

Posted 2 weeks ago

Old style full wood panel door sticky to close with new carpeting needing fixed. Also a sliding sliding window frame is sticky and drafty and needing fixed

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Odd building jobs

Posted 1 week ago

Hi I have recently had a pool put in and the pump shed lid is bolted down. Not ideal as when the serviceman come to service the pool the only access to the shed is through a very small front door. The lid needs to be able to lift up. Would love someone to do this please. I also have another wee job but not as urgent. I need steps somehow built at my back door so my animals can access the dog door.

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Path from pavers.

Posted 1 week ago

I would like a path along my garden edge. I have the pavers, but they are quite heavy. I don't know the cost so have just put the lowest possible.

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Front door installation and internal door handles

Posted 2 days ago

We need someone to: - pick up and install new front door (purchased from Placemakers) - install front door handle - install front door lock or manage process with locksmith - paint exterior of front door (includes sourcing paint) - rehang glass shower door - install 4 internal door handles (latch, jamb and handle, will require barrel hole drill)

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Mixed jobs

Posted 3 days ago

Need a few things done. 1) Have two built-in wardrobes that need the rail installed with reinforcements as they came away from the wall one clothing was hung and door knobs installed. 2) permanent shelving designed/made for the laundry space. 3) Installation of new front door. 4) Installation of dog door in rear door. 5) Installation of door handle set, for laundry door. 6) Manhole cover for floor to be made and installed. As soon as possible would be ideal. Thanks.

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Hanging pictures and mirrors

Posted 3 weeks ago

Just shifted and have a full house lot of pictures, mirrors, coat hooks,clocks etc to hang up

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Bathroom maintenance

Posted 1 week ago

1. A tap that is leaking a lot of water. It makes sounds and sticks when trying to turn it off. 2. We added a new shower head to the shower, but could not do it properly. We have a spare part and the shower almost only dribbles out.

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Install Gas Bottle Protector

Posted 3 weeks ago

Install Hideawayz Kit- set Gas Bottle Protector cage. Includes Installation Guild. To be installed to existing cage frame gas bottle storage area.

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Shelves and Large artwork

Posted 2 weeks ago

Redwood area We are looking for someone to help with putting up X2 floating shelves (2200 mm) and a few large artworks (4). Would prefer the job to be done next Thurs the 6th of May. If you have a lil spare time or have some cancelation that you would like to fill in please give me a buzz.

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Handyman outdoor repairs

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi there, We have some small jobs needed for our not for profit community preschool. Jobs include: 1. Replacing wood on our play fort. Our fort is designed around an existing tree and as the tree grows we need to keep ensuring there are no gaps for little fingers or feet to get stuck. 2. Reattaching an exterior fence that has come away from its bolt. 3. Reattaching a gate to a building. 4. Adding some trellis or ply to an existing fence.

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Kitchen reno

Posted 4 days ago

Replace old kitchen with a new one . Plans have been made

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Fix repairs to a single garage and iron roof

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for a handyman to replace a piece of rotten framework on a single garage -plus iron roof need rust paint applied

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General House Maintenance

Posted 2 weeks ago

1. Master Bedroom, the inside of the ranch slider handle has fallen away. 2.Kitchen pantry cupboard (right hand one) this is off it's hinges and requires re-attaching. 3. One of the bedroom window frames, this is rotting. 4. Prune to the vegetation that surrounds the property.

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Install Rotary Clothesline

Posted 4 weeks ago

Install a medium sized rotary clothesline as per manufacturers instructions including location placement, installing ground socket with suitable concrete mix (soil type is likely to be a lot of sand as I am located on Marine Parade) and final assembly ready for use. Clothesline has not been purchased yet, so open to recommendations for types and brands, as well as suitability to seaside environment.

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 193,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Help with some DIY painting and prep

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29th April 2021

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 4
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 5
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Erecting a 122cm x 82cm Corflute Real estate sign

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Shelves

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th March 2021

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 4
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 4

Trim a long hedge, re-lay some pavers

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Small maintenance / handyman jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Need a handyman with painting skills

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Organise Garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weather canopy installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2021

Workmanship
 4
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small installation/hanging jobs


17th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Hang heavy painting and put up shelf.


16th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Hanging up stuff

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
Communication
 5

Replace grouting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Mounting TV on wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th April 2021

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Removal of porch plastic roof

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd March 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Clean gutters,


9th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 4
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 4

Dryer on wall & vent installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Reattach heated towel rack to wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Repairs - building and painting work.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Sand & Stain outdoor macrocarpa table and bench seats

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gun safe installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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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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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance are experts of building and glazing, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, siding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrade, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do you need a carpenter in Christchurch or...

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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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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.

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Dalco Civil ltd

Joined March 2021

Hi, I've been a general contractor in the Canterbury region for over 30 years and we specialise in drives, paths and patios and car parks in concrete or asphalt also the construction of decks, retaining walls, gazebos, drainage and small earth moving jobs, also onsite soil screening. Over the years we have turned our hand to just about everything with a solid reputation in our fields of work. We...

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McDonald Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined June 2020

McDonald Property Maintenance has been known for quality services, exceptional efficiency and the highest level of professionalism. No matter what service you’re looking for, we guarantee to not only meet, but exceed your expectations and ensure your full satisfaction. Our team is up for every job, managing projects with the skill and experience our clients have come to expect. Please get in to...

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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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Superior property maintenance

Joined October 2019

Hey, I am a fully qualified builder. I've been in the building industry for 10years and now bring that knowledge to Superior Property Maintenance. Meeting all your property needs. Everything from odd jobs to renovations with a superior finish. Click for a no obligation free competitive free quote.

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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

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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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Mike's Mowing & Handyman Services

Joined August 2018

Our motto is "Do it once, do it right." Here at Mike's Mowing & Handyman Services we have plenty of experience to tackle most jobs, weather they be big or small. We take care of the below services & more; - Lawn Mowing - Gardening - Rubbish Removal - Section Tidyups - Building Decks & Fences - Staining & Painting - Plastering - Most Handyman Services I would love to hear from to...

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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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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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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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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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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O Sullivan painting

Joined March 2018

New in Canterbury but have been in the business for 14 years. I pride myself on getting the job done to the highest standard first time, with as little impact on a clients time and space as possible. Contact today for an obligation free quotation

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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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SMALL JOB SPECIALIST

Joined March 2019

Hi I have been building and renovating houses for 40 years and i am just doing odd jobs and maintainence . I Give free quotes and will do the work in time frame agreed upon

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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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