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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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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Ultimate Winter Ready Checklist

Posted 30/04/18

Autumn is a great time to get stuck in with preparations to get your home in the best shape and be a healthy place to be during the challenging winter months. Mould & mildew control Prevention is easier than treatment. Check around your house for spots that are prone to leaks, condensation or

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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

Rangehood installation

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need our rangehood installed. We also need the ducting installed through the ceiling and out to the Sufit. We are under a bit of time pressure, so if possible ‘as soon as’.

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Commercial repair jobs for Starters Bar

Posted 2 months ago

A range of different jobs around the Bar - including hole repairs, repairing a metal gate, fixture maintenance + more that may pop up while on site.

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Deck and fence

Posted 2 weeks ago

Deck 4.2 x 2 and move fence and small retaining wall

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Affix vermin netting into villa ceiling cavity

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need a handyman to affix wire vermin netting around the perimeter of my villa ceiling cavity and over a few holes above my false ceiling. I have batts in the ceiling and I'm told it's pretty warm up there.

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TV wall mounting

Posted 1 month ago

Needs a TV wall mount Installed on wall

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Sharpening push mower

Posted 2 months ago

I have a push mower that needs sharpened ASAP. please.

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Removing rabbit-proof fence

Posted 1 week ago

I need to remove some rabbit-proof fencing that I used to make an exercise pen around a rabbit hutch. The grass/weeds have grown around the bottom of the fence and I can't pull it out.

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Remove the concrete steps

Posted 1 month ago

I would like to get a quote to remove concrete steps, photo attached below.

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Urgent: Rabbit Hutch

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need a reasonably large rabbit hutch built for two rabbits. It needs to have wheels/a handle so I can move It, and a wire floor to be escape-proof. Required urgently as rabbits keep escaping from current hutch.

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Broken dining chair

Posted 2 weeks ago

dining chair is broken along one side and leg is attached to the piece which has broken off. Also side rung has broken off

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Install retractable garden hose unit onto a brick wall

Posted 1 month ago

4 jobs needed please - 2 of which will need a concrete drill 1. attach a retractable hose unit onto the side of the house. The wall is brick and plaster. 2. Drill some drainage holes into a brick retaining wall 3. Small job, repair a latch on a wooden gate. 4. small job, a utility rack in the kitchen: the screw in the wall is gradually coming out.

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Sharpening push mower #2

Posted 1 month ago

I have a push mower that needs sharpened ASAP. please.

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Clearing paddock for horse

Posted 1 month ago

I have a horse paddock that needs large thistles removed and ragwort. someone to help clear the paddock of these in and around paddock....hopefully this person will be able to use shovel and fork to dig out. The thistles can be cut off at the bottom with shovel and I will put salt on the roots. ragwort needs digging out. some thistles along fence line outside of paddock as well.

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Build my desk and draws

Posted 1 week ago

Bought a flat pack desk and draws and need built - need screwdriver and hammer. Comes with instructions for both.

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Quote for repair to cat scratch post

Posted 3 weeks ago

Removal of small patches of carpet to be replaced with sisal rope

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Builder - Renovate my bathroom/weather boards

Posted 3 weeks ago

*Renovate my bathroom, *Replace weather boards, *eves, *External window frames /fix/replace

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Manholes

Posted 1 week ago

Need to make ceiling manhole bigger and need to make manhole in floor.

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SCREW UP SKIRTING UNDER KITCHEN CUPBOARDS

Posted 1 week ago

SCREW UP SKIRTING UNDER KITCHEN CUPBOARDS, I HAVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND IN A WHEELCHAIR SO CANNOT GET DOWN TO DO IT. REGARDS ROY.

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Sharpening push mower #3

Posted 1 month ago

I have a push mower that needs sharpened please. Was sharpened one year ago & is needing it again. Thanks Steph

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Clothesline

Posted 1 month ago

Our old rotary clothesline rusted through and died, it is now just a pole sticking up from the concrete. We have a new rotary clothesline and either need the old pole removed and the new one put in or the new one welded on to the existing pole - or something, whatever will work! As soon as possible.

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 186,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replacing letter box

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cement post in

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Glasshouse glass remove/replace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

clearing paddock for horse

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leaking Bay Window #3

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair fascia cover

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Doors eased


6th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door trimming after new carpets installed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install curtain rod and TV, faulty door latch, seal front door against drafts

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Labour to help set up a Photo-booth set for launch party event (must have truck) #4

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace wall oven and hop and installed roof fan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Odd maintenance jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 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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Grant HC

Joined June 2011

Hi, my name's Grant I'm a LBP Builder. I've worked in many trades during my career including security systems, concrete laying, stairlift technician, tv antenna technician, automatic door technician. I also hold a diploma in construction management.

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SLR ENTERPRISES LTD

Joined October 2015

Thank you for taking time to view our profile for your upcoming project. Our team complete minor building works/repairs, home and rental property maintenance and landscape construction. Whether its your home, a rental or commercial property our team can be of service as below.... Balustrade Supply & Installation - Peak - 'The Architects Choice Landscape Construction - Repairs & New...

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Beaumont Homes

Joined February 2017

Licenced Building Practicioner , Carpenter and member of Certified Builders Association, 20 years building experience in all types of residential and commercial builds. Very easy to interact with, reliable ,approachable and trustworthy. We also specialise in smaller jobs such as attic stairs and attic storage and pre purchase/sale building reports.

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I M L

Joined September 2020

Hi I am a qualified joiner who has now branches out on my own I have over past 10 years done joinery, building , shop fitting , fencing and roofing. I pride my self on competitive quotes, good workmanship as well as clear communication and being very punctual with deadlines.

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Venter Interior Plastering

Joined February 2018

Needing a reliable and professional plasterer in Dunedin & surrounding areas? At Venter Interior Plastering, we offer quality plastering services for all of your interior plastering needs. There is no job too big or too small for us to undertake and we provide the highest quality of workmanship - every time! We take pride in our work and ensure that you are satisfied with the job on completion a...

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Kept Under Wraps

Joined August 2015

Kept Under Wraps have been in the signwriting industry for many moons and have adapted to the changes in the industry. Their current focus is vinyl wrapping vehicles from partial wraps, full wraps, colour change, and paint protection film, as well as headlight and taillight tints, and anything else you can imagine. Full wraps so far include various exotic cars, a motorbike, and a mountainbike, mor...

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Effective Property Solutions

Joined July 2019

We Specialise in Painting , Decorating and Maintenence Services We offer Personalised Solutions to match your Specific property requirents along with a Prompt , Friendly and Professional Service all at Competitive Prices. Make contact today and we would love to help assist you complete all your requirements and work with you so as to make sure its all a smooth , straight foward , stress fr...

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Dunedin City Contracting

Joined February 2017

We are a large firm specializing all all aspects of property maintenance and construction. We employ qualified Builders, Electricians and interior decorators. We Also do landscaping and excavation. Basically anything related to domestic or commercial properties. We make it easy having all trades in house for project management, no need to try and coordinate tradesmen from multiple businesses as we...

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Dun Eden Green Ltd

Joined March 2016

We have four divisions in our company - landscaping, building, arboreal and grounds maintenance services. We have a full complement of qualified tradesman and we excel at both hard and soft landscaping, arboriculture, garden maintenance/site clearance and construction work. We have licensed builders, qualified arborists and experienced landscapers. We are free to ask for help with costing of an...

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MK Builders ltd

Joined August 2015

Hi We are a small team of builders who undertake renovations, alterations, new builds, maintenance and landscaping. We are trade qualified and licensed building practioners. No job too small get in touch for a free quote. Many thanks Matt

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Sammys

Joined February 2017

I’ve been working in the Dunedin building industry for the past 16 years. I am highly motivated and have a wide ranging skill set in many areas of construction. I specialise in small to medium sized residential construction jobs. General building and carpentry, Repairs and maintenance, Renovations, Fences, Paths, Landscaping, Painting and much more. Anything from replacing a letterbox to a full ki...

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Built up contracting LTD

Joined June 2020

Hi, we are a small company who strive for perfection. We have a diverse team who have dealt with a majority of renovation projects around the country. Numerous house foundation repairs and house re leveling, our team also deal with restoration projects. We pride in keeping jobs to the time frame. Whether it's one pile or twenty piles needing replaced, even that old fence replaced or a new deck to...

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Matts Handyman & Glass Services

Joined January 2021

Hi, I’m a one man band that can do building work, joinery, plumbing, glazing etc. Just ask! I’m also a fully qualified glazier. I’m a hard working perfectionist who is very professional and driven to do a great job.

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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, a...

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Swift Wash

Joined June 2018

Exterior Property Maintenance Company. We specialise in making the outside of your property look great. Soft House Washing Gutter Cleaning Window Washing Decks Cleaned Driveways, paths and fences waterblasting. Moss treatments Lawn mowing Section tidys Rubbish Removal And more

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DIY Dave

Joined May 2017

I am a handyman business and I get those jobs done that you have been putting off or never getting around to completing. I have a whole range of jobs that I do on a regular basis, for example fencing, decking and deck repairs, weatherboard replacement, garden shed assembly or built from scratch. Also general home maintenance and repairs.

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Twin Ropes Technical Services

Joined June 2018

We specialise in work at height jobs, plus a wide variety of technical services including stand-alone solar and off-grid solutions for remote locations. If you are struggling with a solution to your at-height problem, let us know!

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Better Brothers Construction

Joined December 2017

We are a family owned and operated company working throughout New Zealand. With 15 years experience in renovations, new builds, extensions and multi-story concrete construction - Both brothers Stefano and Samuel are on site and on the tools so you directly benefit from our expertise. We believe in a safe, tidy site, a strong work ethic and doing things right!

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Top 2 renovation

Joined January 2021

We are a small team doing residential renovation and property maintenance work in Dunedin. We value quality whilst engaging with the needs of the client. We work with numerous property investors and home owners to make their properties a better place.

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The Garden Maker

Joined June 2017

Hi. Landscaping, is my specialty and has largely been my occupation for about 12 years, I also sometimes make tables/shelves/cabinets from recycled timber and Macrocarpa, and have produced commercial cafe fit outs. I worked for a landscaping firm in Wellington for 3 years, followed by working for landscaping firm in Dunedin for five years before deciding to go out at it alone. I have an eye...

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