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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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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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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We’ve mapped out five actionable steps to transform your landscaping dreams to life and add value to your property.

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

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

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Homeowners Guide to Summer Proofing Your Deck

Posted 23/02/17

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

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Stage 5 Life Stages Home Ownership - Getting Your Home Ready for Retirement

Posted 30/11/17

Thinking about whether the house you're currently living in is suitable for retirement is an important to consider. Many downsize, but should you?... While your house remains your castle, there comes the time we need to adapt it. Getting your home ready for retirement is all about thinking

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Ultimate Winter Ready Checklist

Posted 30/04/18

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

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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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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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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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Latest handymen case studies

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

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

Living the Dream: Geoff Converted This '86 School Bus Into a Home-on-Wheels

While waiting for the tours to resume from border closures, Geoff prepares for a trip of a lifetime aboard his home-on-wheels.

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

Recent jobs posted

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

Repairs to gutters and eaves

Posted 2 months ago

External repairs needed to stop a water leak. This job could be done from a ladder. Where exactly the problem is, is not yet identified but it appreas to be the guttering. Repairs to eaves and perhaps mortering brick may be needed. Days and times for the work are flexible.

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Playhouse kitset construction

Posted 2 months ago

Bought a playhouse from Trade tested, need it put together :)

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Kitchen cupboard door

Posted 2 months ago

Wanting a cupboard door in kitchen put in

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Draft stopping

Posted 1 month ago

Minimise the window gap to stop draft

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Repair timber

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, looking for an affordable quote to fix broken timber.

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Shed construction

Posted 3 days ago

I have a bought a new shed that needs to be assembled. I also have a current shed that I would like moved and there is also a small outdoor area which I would like either removed or reused. I think the job should only take a day but might take two. The shed assembly should be simple. I am also open to any ideas for the space being used. Please note that a drill is needed for the shed.

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Replace exterior timber windowsill

Posted 1 month ago

Exterior windowsill has rotted and part has broken off, so the sill needs to be replaced.

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Two small handyman tasks

Posted 1 month ago

Two small jobs: 1. Change shower head (already have replacement but can’t get old one off myself) 2. Hang a heavy mirror

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Tv aerial removal

Posted 2 months ago

Remove TV aerial from roof of house and seal any holes made by removal

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Remove hedge

Posted 1 week ago

We have a hedge approx. 30 meters long and 10/12 feet high (3m) that needs to be removed and would like expressions of interest and a quote please

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Paint

Posted 1 month ago

Want tradie to visit and give quote for fence and deck paint

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Karla's kitchen

Posted 1 month ago

Build a microwave shelf by creating a space in a wall The area is shown in the picture where the vitamins and detergent are.

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Replace Bathroom ceiling (jib?)

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, looking for someone to quote the replacement of my bathroom ceiling. It is just a small bathroom. I think the ceiling is currently made of jib.

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Canopies

Posted 2 months ago

attach outdoor canopies over porch entrance and deck

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Insinkerator taken out and new one put in. Dryer put on the wall

Posted 2 months ago

Take out old insinkerator and put a new one in. (I have the new one). Put a dryer on to a wall.

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Some wee fixes before selling

Posted 14 hours ago

Replace 1 x wooden board on exterior Wash guttering Minor repairs to wooden French doors that have a split

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Work desk installation

Posted 2 months ago

Got a work desk that needs installation. Its partially done but movers installed incorrectly and needs done correctly.

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Kitchen cupboard door #2

Posted 2 months ago

Wanting a cupboard door in kitchen put in please

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Help

Posted 2 months ago

Putting 2 tallboys together

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Broken dining chair


18th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Doors eased


6th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Handyman to lay sheet vinyl (no adhesive required)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th April 2021

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

Glasshouse glass remove/replace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th December 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

Trench Job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th June 2021

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

Tin fence in back garden has pulled away from the concrete posts

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Bathroom ceiling (jib?)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Two small handyman tasks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2021

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

Replacing letter box

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

handyman

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rangehood installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st February 2021

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

Replace exterior timber windowsill

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 2021

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

Manholes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tv aerial removal


7th July 2021

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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Mike's Trade Services Limited

Joined April 2021

Hi, Mike's Trade Services Ltd is a small business based in dunedin with skills in alot of areas based around renovations. Our skill base revolves around general handyman work from light building to flooring, Tiling and painting, waterproofing systems to specailised coating systems. With over 15 years of experience in the trade we have a good eye for detail, strong work ethic carrying out ta...

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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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Fix It Fox Handyman Services

Joined December 2020

No Job Too Small. Hands on Engineer. I have built a broad spectrum of residential and engineering items. I have a full suite of skills - fabrication, building, roofing, plumbing, drainage, electrical etc ie classical handyman who does well in all trades. Good tool base. Multiple trailers. Can cart 9m lengths. Engineers built the world.

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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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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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SB 2 Build ltd

Joined January 2017

Together we have been in the building trade for over 25 years. Sam is our registered licenced building practitioner and have experience in new builds, renovations, alterations and extensions as well as fencing, decks and all scopes of concrete works.We deliver a high quality end product and pride ourselves on keeping within budget and time frames! Additionally we have access to a wide range of su...

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Dunedin Naturally

Joined August 2009

Small to medium renovation jobs, Bathroom renovations, demolition, rubbish removal, Deck & Fence building,Property maintenance and repairs,, House pre-sale makeovers. -Trade Qualified Builder with experience in multipule areas of building and renovation.

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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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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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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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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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RP Carmody construction

Joined January 2011

We are a small residential building company based here in Dunedin, with 20 years experience we do everything from complete new builds to bathrooms to replacing a paling on a fence. We do it all !

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Living Colour Design Ltd

Joined September 2015

Living Colour Design is a painting, decorating and home maintenance service. It's always our goal to make your project as stress free as possible. We achieve this by providing you the personal approach that you deserve. We engage with our clients, we listen to what you need, then help you achieve your projects. We have the tools, materials and staff to get the job done professionally and qui...

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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting 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, and Taihape. Our service...

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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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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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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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Crake Carpentry

Joined July 2021

I am attempting to start a handyman company with my wife. I have already worked as a handyman for a few years now and mostly do jobs like sheds, garages, and other small structures that do not require a licensed builder. Along with smaller jobs like assembling flatpack furniture, and other general tasks.

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Kanwaljeet singh

Joined August 2020

I have been working in building industry from last 5 year and have one mate with me, who have got same experience. We can give very good finishing to any kind of renovation. New on builderscrack.

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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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