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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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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We take you through the steps of turning your landscaping dreams into a reality.  Adding value to your property doesn’t have to stop at the back door - and with the rise in popularity of ‘indoor-outdoor flow’, backyards have become quite the asset.  We’ve done the hard ‘yards’ for you and

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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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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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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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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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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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Latest handymen case studies

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

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

There’s nothing like waking up to a gorgeous garden. That’s now the case for Chris and Rochelle, Auckland homeowners who made good use of their time throughout lockdown doing prep work for their garden redesign. It included plenty of digging and pulling-up, but there was one job left on their garden-scaping list that was a little too big to undertake themselves. The Problem The new design of the garden patch featured a structural garden bed which required a retaining wall, something that Rochelle says was too much for their skillset. “We knew we needed someone to do the last part of the job,” says Rochelle. The garden edging had previously been lined with bricks, but Rochelle was looking for a timber look. With an open mind and a flexible approach, she was hoping to bring the design to life by making the most of the existing area. The Solution Aside from seeking someone who had the skills to build the retaining wall, Rochelle also wanted someone with landscaping

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

It's an unconventional story about home reno, dating and travelling NZ. On a foggy Christchurch morning, Mary and Geoff are cosily seated in the living room of what once was a Ritchies school bus. Geoff gets up to welcome me through the manual folding door and I’m immediately greeted by the warmth from inside. The 11 metre vehicle is now home to Geoff, a luxury tour bus driver who has made it his mission to convert the 1986 Hino Blue Ribbon into a house bus fit for travel. The border closures have left Geoff without work, but he’s chosen to see the silver lining. From touring with bus loads of people to now just two, Geoff says with time on his side, he is most looking forward to the freedom. “Just the freedom to stop and explore,” Geoff says. Travelling with him is companion Mary, a retired teacher of 53 years and Vice President of the Christchurch North Community Patrol, who says it will be nice to have some peace and quiet on the road. “And yet I can still run t

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

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

ot an awkward space that can’t be solved with furniture? For Christchurch homeowners Simon and Chelsea, that space was the old dining room. They had ‘tried to make it work’ ever since they purchased their 1990 home four years ago. Enter: bench seating.  With the job now done and dusted, Simon explains to me over the phone just how awesome it’s been chilling out in their new space, sitting in the sun on weekends and sipping their morning coffee. As a fellow chilled out, sun-loving coffee drinker, I knew we had to capture those idyllic scenes for this story. So, our photographer Alana and I went round one Saturday morning with high hopes of two things: sunny weather, and their cat Elphie making an appearance. After a warm welcome, we walk through the kitchen where we’re graced by gorgeous natural light from the high-ceiling skylight, and the sweet smell of freshly brewed coffee. To appreciate the space as it is now, let’s take it back a step. The dining room, before a

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

Backyard safety: a secure yard for the family.  Babysitting just got easier for Allana, a Christchurch homeowner who has regular visits from her little niece, and Allana’s parents and their dog, Joey. Having recently moved into her new property, Allana set out to ensure it met her family’s needs - and in this case, it meant having a secure yard. The Problem There were two parts to the problem: a small gap on one side of the house, and a privacy fence on the other made up of brick and greenery. While this landscape design added style to the property facade, the access to the road proved tricky to manage with two little ones on the go. The Solution With a fair idea in mind of what needed to be done, Allana posted her job on Builderscrack detailing the project scope. She was after a fencing solution that enhanced the backyard safety to allow peace of mind whenever they were in the backyard. Choosing a Tradie There were four tradies who were interested in the job,

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

Fencing one side of property

Posted 11 years ago

will need you to be on Waiheke Island preferably so you can come and have a look and discuss options. Will be one side of property that needs fencing off, approximately 20mtrs (my misguided guess sitting at my desk so expect this to change) to make sure we can get a dog!

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Mend collapsed bed

Posted 9 years ago

Staying at someone else's house, and one corner of the bed has collapsed. It is a slat bet. It is the main wood that joins to the corner post that has some out. This is on Waiheke. I figure something like a bracket that rejoins them will fix it. I would like it fixed this week on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning, first thing, or at the end of the day.

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Fell 7 big pines Waiheke

Posted 11 years ago

Seven large pines now pose risk to bach on waiheke, need felling with no risk to bach. On ridge past pie melon bay turnoff, Waiheke Rd. Will need guiding to stop damage risk when felling. Approx 25 yrs old.

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Kitset house construction

Posted 2 years ago

We have a two storey kitset house we are looking to have out together in August. We are told we don't need a qualified builder but would feel better with someone who has at least a few years experience in building. Tryphena area. Approx 3 months work.

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Find Handymen in Hauraki Islands

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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Handyman Alan

Joined June 2021

Handyman services. Small gib repairs. Painting internal and external(single story only). Tiling. Site clearing - post building. Site clearing - pest plant vegetation. Mowing and garden services. Weed spraying - Growsafe qualification.

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Modern electrical solutions ltd

Joined June 2012

Modern electrical solutions ltd trading as Mr Power ,provides 24hour/7days service Auckland wide.Our work details includes the following services : •24/7 Breakdowns,power failure,maintenance & repairs,installation & rewiring,stoves& water heaters,insurance & WINZ quotes,communications & data ,appliance repairs,security alarms,air conditioning ,refrigeration & heat pumps,swimming pools& spa,caravan...

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Nick's Gutters & Paint

Joined March 2017

Hi, my name is Nick, I am operating Nick's gutters & paint. I started to work on roofs 16 years ago. I have experience in most types of roofs. My experience includes re-roofs, roof and gutter cleaning, re-nailing, rust treatment, leaks, roof painting, gutter installation, replacing of tiles, pointing work on tile roofs, house painting and more. My quotes are fair. I am honest and reliable. I...

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Viola Properties

Joined February 2017

About us We are passionate about providing families with their dream living space. We specialise in adding and developing living spaces that meet any brief you could give us, from relaxing and calm, to adventurous and fun, providing property owners with added value in every respect. Our expert team has over 16 years of experience in developing beautiful spaces from concept, to construction...

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Jacks building

Joined July 2016

Hi I've been building for 8 years here to do maintenance work for residential or commercial. I specialize in high end residential work. My rates is reasonable and I get the job done with time and quality.

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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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Beacon Services trading as Beacon Signs Ltd

Joined September 2010

Hi, My name is Jim Nightingale, and by trade I am a signwriter. The trade of my choice has been called "the most involved trade" because believe it or not we have to clean/paint/build/prepare so many varying surfaces and situations that I do not have enough space here to bore you with! I believe that this gives me a perfect background for the various jobs advertised on this site. And being just 49...

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Toth Construction Services

Joined April 2017

Hi. I am working on a new build at the moment. Also have experience with renovations and general maintenance . Many years experience with grinding concrete floors and applying resin coatings, Crack Repairs, and control joints.I pride myself with attention to detail at the same time working hard and smart to finish the job within budget and expected time frames.

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Bright Mirror Solutions

Joined January 2016

We design, make and install custom mirrors with lights for your bathroom and more ... We plan lights in- and out-door; we supply wide range of LED lights, install and service lights for residential and commercial projects!

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PA Service 2018 ltd

Joined September 2020

Core in Property maintenance which adds up lawn mowing, Gutter cleaning, Exterior cleaning, Window cleaning, Landscaping design, Gardening, Water blasting Handy Man & much more.

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Muster Brush Limited

Joined June 2017

Muster Brush specialises in everything to do with - Commercial and residential painting :internal & external - Maintenance jobs large and small -Plastering and renovation -Gib board Installation - Wall paper removal and hanging - Decoration: House & Shop, internally and external. We have 15 years of experience and we are looking to establish our name. Our jobs included sub-contracti...

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Those Guys Pro Services

Joined September 2020

We are very professional, meet deadlines for project completion and definitely work hard. We take pride in our competitive pricing and quotes, and always stick to the budget. We offer competitive pricing and deliver a high standard of work on every job. Your more than welcome to view our facebook and instagram pages for more work and projects completed. Services include: Tiling Splashba...

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Daniel T

Joined March 2021

I GOT YOU LIMITED performs a range of services & maintenance duties for homeowners and businesses. Our duties include fixing repair and fixing tasks on interiors including exteriors building, carpentry, decks, pergola, fences, gib fixing/stopping, Painting, tiling, laminating flooring, providing repair guidance, cleaning and remodelling spaces, and performing repair assessments.

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Blackstone Project Management

Joined June 2019

We provide fixed price / fixed timeframe renovations for homeowners and property investors from kitchens and bathrooms through to full interior and exterior renovations, basement conversion and extensions. With extensive experience in the building and construction industry and a great team we are able to offer peace-of-mind that your renovation project will be done effectiently and to a high stan...

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Hard Road Concrete and Civil

Joined January 2013

Hi, i have 30 years experience in concrete work,driveways, paths, exposed agregate and coloured concrete, plus kerb an channel. I also do small drainage work, metal prep, carkparks aswell as retaining walls,building,and paving cobbles, aswell as landscaping.Big or small, we do it all, FREE QUOTE. Note: i am in the 200 plus jobs club,on builders crack!! Regards Norm Noakes M.D C,CW, NZ.

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Trade and care

Joined April 2021

Hi, I’m happy to look at any jobs regarding maintenance, demolition, fence and deck. I’m a reliable hard worker and I like to do what others don’t want to do.

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West projects

Joined February 2021

Hey, im a builder with 8 years of experience, capable of new builds/renovation. Iv also spent time working on commercial properties maintaining them over the years, taking alot of pride in my work providing high standard of workmanship. Iv just recently signed up with buildscrack and looking to grow my customer base

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FIX N FLO

Joined July 2020

What we do We can fit your dream home’s plumbing in 3 steps: drainage, rough in and fit off. Whenever we are called to a job, we always put our customers first. We do this by providing quality services, arriving on time, and always providing our customers with multiple price points and options. This allows us to get the job done and stay affordable. Satisfaction We strive to be the best in...

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Three In One Ltd

Joined January 2020

Hi we'have been in the building industry for the last 30 years doing plasterboard and plastering ,painting bit off tilling.While we specialise in plasterboard . We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completing. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing job on budget.

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J&S Contracts

Joined October 2020

Hello We are new contractor starting up and are looking to gain a solid reputation for being fast efficient and safe. We are a hard working team with a lets get it done attitude and are up for any challenge. We have 7 years experience in the civil and drainage industry and learn more everyday.

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