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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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What Should You Do After a Damaging House Fire?

Posted 11/05/17

A house fire is a devastating experience, regardless of the amount of damage. Your first instinct may be to begin the clean-up and repair work, but there are several key things to work through first... Five things to do after a house fire There are five important tasks for you to do, if yo

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Stage 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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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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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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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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

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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.

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.

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.

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 and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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.

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.

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

Outside shade repair

Posted 3 months ago

Due to strong wind, the shade outside the restaurant fell off. We need a hand to put it back up ASAP.

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Clothes line replacement

Posted 3 months ago

To build a wooden T pole clothesline in new location (see three photos) and remove the existing rotary line (fourth photo).

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Small Fixes around the home

Posted 2 months ago

Re-hang bedroom door, install lock in bathroom door. Easement of a window. Minor repairs to front gate.

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Shed construction

Posted 4 months 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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Garden Bed Build

Posted 3 months ago

Need Garden bed L shaped Built in a glass house. approx size 220 Length x 50 high 50 wide.. the second part of the L shape is 110 Length.

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General house renovation finishing

Posted 1 month ago

Various jobs to be done in a recently renovated home: Fixing doors to door frames, installing light fixtures, installing kitchen cabinet handles, installing a clothing rail, installing a pegboard to a kitchen wall.

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Soffit #2

Posted 6 days ago

Soffit has cracked and needs replaced

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Remove hedge

Posted 4 months 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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Some wee fixes before selling

Posted 4 months ago

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

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General pruning

Posted 2 weeks ago

Have a cabbage tree that we need tidyed up, removing an old vine and fronds

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Kitchen cabinet repair

Posted 2 months ago

Few part of my kitchen cabinets are rotten due to water damage. I would like to change the damage board and the cabinet doors need repair.

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Replace Bathroom ceiling (jib?)

Posted 5 months 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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Scrape on Wall and skirting board need reattaching

Posted 2 months ago

We are handing the property back to the landlords and need a few touch ups her and there Scrape on wall need to be fixed and painted over Crack on wall to be fixed and painted over Skirting board to be reattached.

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Various maintenence jobs

Posted 3 months ago

Install striker plates Repair/ replace handle on window Fix down pipe on gutter Increase ventilation in a room (come up with idea) See what other handy mans jobs can be done to improve the house

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Installing blinds in a office

Posted 1 week ago

we need around 39 roller blinds installed around the office. blinds will need to be install level and to a high standard.

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Rotten window repair

Posted 3 months ago

Rotten wood to be removed. New framing on side and bottom.

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Office Manager

Posted 2 months ago

We are in need a of a new handyman for the office, below is what currently needs attending to, and then ideally afterwards we keep your record on file so we can use your services again and again. Doors – tighten downstairs door handles. Wheelchair toilet – Lock needs fixing or replacing. (It will only lock if pulled inwards, suspect door might have moved so the lock isn’t connecting.) Bathroom tap – Lever is loose (fix or replacing.) install dispensers on the walls in the toilet Coat ho...

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Repair wooden floor

Posted 3 months ago

Small part of wooden flooring in hallway has been damaged and needs replacing, should only take 1/2 day.

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Install baby gate

Posted 4 months ago

Install a drilled-in baby gate at the top of a set of stairs. There is no time frame. We attempted it but it wasn't stable.

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 214,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Doors eased


6th August 2020

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 5
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Tin fence in back garden has pulled away from the concrete posts

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22nd May 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Manholes

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4th April 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

clearing paddock for horse

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st February 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Replace Bathroom ceiling (jib?)

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15th August 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Trench Job

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13th June 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

to assemble laundry cupboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th September 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Two small handyman tasks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Replace wall oven and hop and installed roof fan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st December 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Cement post in

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

handyman

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14th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Replace exterior timber windowsill

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Replacing letter box

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Door trimming after new carpets installed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Handyman to lay sheet vinyl (no adhesive required)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 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
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Broken dining chair


18th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Shed construction

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 4
Communication
 5

Tv aerial removal


7th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Rangehood installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st February 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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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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Otago Landscaping

Joined July 2021

We are landscapers passionate about creating beautiful outdoor spaces. With a combined 20+ years of construction, gardening and landscaping experience and core belief in honesty, creativity, ecology and commitment to working with clients to bring their landscaping desires to fruition within budgets and quotes and always with open and friendly communication.

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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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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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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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M P Bonney Limited

Joined February 2015

With over 10 years experience in the building industry and hundreds of happy clients, I am perfectly positioned and skilled to take on any building works required. From slab set out, to architectural residential and commercial construction, to building advice; there's no job too big or too small

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Oncore Dunedin

Joined January 2022

Oncore provides both commercial and residential maintenance and repair services. Whatever the job, your local Oncore team can get it done. Repairs Property maintenance Decorating Painting Gibbing and plastering Plumbing Electrical Double glazing retrofitting Double glazing replacements Home automation Insulation Leak repairs Roofing and spouting Windows and doors Cupboards and she...

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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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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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Paul duffy

Joined August 2015

Qualified carpenter,I have 5+ years experience in carpentry. I pride myself in doing good work and completing it on time. I provide competitive quotes.

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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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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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