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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 Bosh 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 Bosh 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.

Odd jobs - gib patching and wall and ceiling trims

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, would like someone to quote and finish odd jobs around the house: Ceiling trims Wall base board Gib and plaster gaps around light fittings Other jobs to be done in the future: Repair weatherboard Raised garden etc

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Alterations

Posted 2 months ago

Renew Bathroom and kitchen built in 1972 very old. Have basic plans plenty of ideas have permit all ready to go. Need help with measurements for fixtures and fittings etc. Genuine replies please with referernces.

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Helping hand to make our place look great!

Posted 3 weeks ago

Finish sanding and oiling outdoor furniture. Prepare 10m2 for ready lawn. Trim hedges and load trailer. To be completed this week.

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Satellite Maintenance

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am needing the rust and lichen removed from our satellite dish and re-coating if necessary Any time is fine

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Gibbing, Plastering, Painting and flooring

Posted 3 weeks ago

I am getting my shower and vanity replaced by a plumber but he is not capable of fixing the gibs, plastering, painting and replacing the flooring to vinyl planks in bathroom and toilet. Someone agreed to do the job but pulled out at the last minute. I need someone pretty urgently with the handy man skills who can do the Gibbing, Plastering, Painting and putting the Vinyl Flooring for us. The plumber is commencing his work next week so need to schedule the work as per his job. If any one availa...

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Garden maintenance

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hedge pruning, weeding and general garden maintenance on a regular basis

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Odd fixing jobs

Posted 3 weeks ago

A few odd jobs: Fixing window latch, stop toilet seat wobbling, a bit of painting, curtain hanging and fixing aluminum door handles.

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Handy work for rental readiness

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there. I need: Simple wardrobe system installed Three window latches installed Two curtain rails put back up Minor fixes to wall Window film up in bathroom and kitchen Door gap thing attached Backsplash attached Must be done on wed or sat please

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URGENT TODAY: Pick up concrete water feature Lower Hutt to Upper Hutt

Posted 2 weeks ago

It will take 2 strong men - to pick up the water feature (in 2 parts) and deliver. Is anyone available today to help? Many thanks Jackie

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Montgomery

Posted 2 weeks ago

Plastic Trelliswork broken off in the wind. Pavers have become loose.

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Replacement of rotten weather boards

Posted 1 month ago

Rotten weather boards on corner of house possibly including bottom and corner beam

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Small odd jobs

Posted 2 months ago

To fix to the wall - big mirror, heat pump controls and small shelves

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Install dryer and odd jobs

Posted 2 months ago

I need a dryer installed. We already have the bracket to mount to the wall, and the venting is all there. We need catches installed on door frames for four doors. We also need someone to look at our pantry door which isn't opening properly.

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Shop Fixtures

Posted 1 month ago

Just need someone to go and put some bases down on along shop fixtures and then put a sticker over a rip in a sign. They bases just need to be slotted in

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Various

Posted 2 weeks ago

put tv bracket on wall. bookshelve on wall in conservatory. wheel replacement on gate. toilet wall tidyup. thanks Ruth

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Deck staining

Posted 1 week ago

I need my deck cleaned and stained. Approx size is 8 x 5 metres. Deck as per photos. Has not been previously stained. Time frame within the next few weeks. Thanks

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Clothesline removal

Posted 1 month ago

Removal and disposal of rotary clothesline from the back yard

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Clothes dryer wall mount and installation

Posted 2 months ago

As per subject title, we need help with wall mounting and installing a new clothes dryer in the laundry room. There is an existing board on the tiled wall which looks like it was used by the previous owner to mount their dryer.

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6 minor jobs - kitchen and others

Posted 2 months ago

Hi - I have a 6 odd jobs that I would like to be completed in the Wainui area. The jobs are: 1. Prepping and Re-laminate kitchen bench (I purchased a kit but you would need to provide the other equipment that is stated on the box) 2. I have 2 blinds that need to be installed 3. I have a handle that needs to be installed on one of the kitchen cupboards - I have purchased the handle. 4. If you can change a lock that would be great. 5. Installing a splash back on the kitchen surroundings s...

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Replace door handle (at two different locations Upper Hutt & Porirua)

Posted 2 weeks ago

Just need someone to come and replace two door handles at two different properties.

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 156,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

TV put on wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clothes Dryer ventilation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Washing line install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden shed door needs new hinges and the track above the door looked at

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing dish washer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small jobs - dryer vent and cat door installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower and toilet replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st August 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Handy man for preparing home for sale

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Clothes line

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Kitchen tasks for Commercial Cafe

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clothesline removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dryer vent and extractor fan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Please help me hang my dryer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removing and replacing kitchen sink

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Handyman tasks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th January 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Handymen in Hutt Valley

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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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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Power&keane

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are a residential/commercial building cleaning company specialising in Exterior building washes. We are very reliable and will always get the job completed on time. We also offer gutter cleaning, window cleaning, driveway/surface cleaning and Moss removal. We pride ourselves on our competitive pricing and will always come look at the job before giving a final price. We also provide prop...

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Rubios Pro Limited

Joined August 2018

Hello There, We are a reliable and trustworthy company with the experience and skills required to be able to provide the most professional care to maintain your house looking as good as you would want it. We can ensure you that our workers are hardworking and are ready to finish the jobs as soon as required with a great quality job . Call us for a free quote, good prices guaranteed.

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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Brandon Richards Carpentry

Joined July 2019

Carpentry & Toughened Glass Works Awning / Pergolas Decks / Staircases Fences / Balustrades Shade Screens / Feature Walls Flooring Interior Fit out Door & Window Replacement Maintenance

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Painting and Property Maintenance

Joined December 2018

Painting and Property Maintenance offers quality job for reasonable and affordable prices. We provide professional full-service in interior- exterior house painting and renovating. We also provide full service in gardening and lawn mowing. Quality is our priority means we pride ourselves in our work ethics and our determination to ensure that we exceed above and beyond our customer expectations e...

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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . I have 25 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . At present we are manly doing Bathroom and Kitchen up grades New ceilings and cavity sliding doors , all seam to be the go. I also have an airless spay unit for the finishing to...

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Reno Man

Joined April 2015

Hi, I have been in the industry for over 30 years. - Installing and designing kitchens and bathrooms. - Landscaping properties - Alterations - and everything in between! My collegue Andrew is licensed so we can tackle any project you have in mind. We specialise in minor renovations although our last project was a 4 month complete renovation of a 1940's house. Your project is in good han...

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Newton Roofing

Joined March 2014

Hi. At Newton Roofing we’ve got you covered – from leaky roof repairs to severe storm damage roof restoration to a complete re roof. We have a long history as trusted roofing contractors in the residential roofing and building maintenance sectors. you can rely on Newton Roofing to deliver quality workmanship and excellent customer service. We provide a wide range of quality services for cust...

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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Flex Electrical LTD

Joined December 2016

All Electrical Repairs & Wiring. Residential, Commercial & Industrial. Specialising in On and Off Grid solar Installations. Family owned and operated busniess servicing Wellington, Wairarapa and Kapiti regions. Reliable and on time with free competitive quotes. All work guaranteed, no job too big or small.

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general handyman work, Gib board repairs / painting Interior and Exterior / fencing / decking / plastering / general non compliance building work / water blasting / fitting doors and hardware etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of personal projects over the years incorporating all of the above, s...

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TheQS Renovations

Joined June 2017

The QS Renovations complete all kinds of renovation projects from cost advice to pre-paint repairs, renovations & general carpentry & maintenance. Our qualified Quantity Surveyors will provide cost advice for all residential building projects and our skilled carpenters can complete the project. Whether you're interested in a preliminary chat about your project and obtaining a detailed projec...

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JAMAP Property Maintenance Limited

Joined September 2017

Hi, we specialise in general handyman, property maintenance tasks and general plumbing advice. We also offer a bathroom design service. We are very professional and work hard to meet customer deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. Give us a try - you won't be disappointed.

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Clearcut building solutions

Joined January 2019

Hello, we have years of building experience ready to take on all building projects from small jobs to complete new builds, active and professional builders willing to go the extra mile, providing competitive quotes and punctual work.

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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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PMSW

Joined August 2019

We do it all "Property Maintenance Services Wellington" is a family run business specializing in a range of services such as: General Construction, Building Inspections, Earth Works, Painting, Concreting, Property Cleaning and Grounds Maintenance. We network with other professional contractors to assist with any specific property maintenance needs you may have, leaving you stress free wit...

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PacBuild

Joined January 2018

Hi, My team have experience in a number of building projects which includes new builds, renovations and boundary fences, gates retaining walls etc. From time to time the team will do smaller jobs to fill in between projects. We pride ourselves on the quality of our workmanship while remaining conscious of delivering a project on time and on budget.

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Manage MY Maintenance

Joined July 2017

We are experienced builders with fast turn around jobs. Experts in decking, fences, paving, retaining and gardening. We also are experts in all maintenance around the home including but not limited to painting roofs, painting houses, repairing gutters and house washing

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Makara valley roofing

Joined August 2018

Makara Valley Roofing is a family owned Wellington roofing company that specialise in all forms of roof repair, renewals and installation including Colorsteel re roofs, guttering, rural shelters and shed cladding, downpipes and gutter guard and chimney removal. With over 20 years experience servicing the roofing industry, you can trust Makara Valley Roofing with your roof.

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