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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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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 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 or

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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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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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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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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 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.

Secure furniture

Posted 1 month ago

I have 5 bookcases and a small cabinet that need securing to the wall. I'm hoping to find someone that can do this between 8-10 am on Thursday 4 February. I had someone lined up to do the job last week but then they couldn't come and I am now back at work, this is the only time I can arrange to be home.

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Repairing/replacing side molding on the house

Posted 1 week ago

The side moulding on the bottom of the house needs a repair/replacement.

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Fascia and soffit repainting

Posted 1 week ago

My house is 100m2 and needs it's fascia and soffit repainted as the paint is chipping off.

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Bathroom repair and install cabinet

Posted 3 weeks ago

After a DIY incident (blush) I have a hole in my bathroom wall that needs fixing, and a mirror cabinet that needs hanging. Can you help?

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Garden Shed door

Posted 6 days ago

The garden shed door needs to be fastened back onto the track it's supposed to run on

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Home maintenance - doors shaved and mirror installation

Posted 1 month ago

x2 internal doors need shaving so doors can close properly need bathroom mirror installed (glued on) (have mirror and liquid nails).

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Handyman

Posted 1 week ago

Hi - Just need a hand finishing of some small stuff around the house, I’ve an outdoor tap that need replacing. A bathroom sink that need putting back against the wall. I’d like my dryer mounted in cupboard in the kitchen, I have a gate that needs repairing. A socket needs replacing in kitchen and some light fittings I would like changed. Single mum work full time. Would prefer not to pay a small fortune. Can stagger the tasks to make it more affordable. Basically some property maintenance. Tha...

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Assortment of odd jobs around the house

Posted 1 month ago

I've just moved into a new house and have a number of jobs that need doing. If not able to be completed in one visit, request that the high priority jobs** are done first. **Install x2 smoke alarms **Secure x2 cabinets and x4 bookcases to the wall Install Y splitter and piping in roof space for bedroom HRV vent that is not connected (insulators are due within the next week). Enclose side of patio and deck Fix bedroom door handle Potential for more jobs in the short and medium term.

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Couple of easy repairs

Posted 2 weeks ago

Just a couple of easy tasks that needs to be done/looked at as follows: 1. Repairing a single power point in the oven 2. Fixing a mixer tap in the kitchen which is leaking - assuming it needs a cartridge replacement 3. Fixing a step into the front house 4. Fix existing back-gate that does not have a latch attached to it/wrong size

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Repairs to Office and ceilings

Posted 1 week ago

Reinstall ceiling panels after Plumbing repairs, Gib stop one wall and plastering. Work will then need painting.

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Handy man building works

Posted 1 month ago

Complete the internal wall with bits and pieces: internal wall is recently renewed. Need the corners sealed and wall painted. Bits and pieces that may come out of this Seal garage: Complete the wall, close the hole for storm water pipe - its and pieces to ensure garage is airtight

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Repair Window Apron

Posted 2 days ago

An exterior window apron is worn/rotting and needs replacement or repair. We intended to have it painted recently, but the painter asked that we have the apron repaired before painting, otherwise the paint job wouldn't last.

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Replace hinges

Posted 2 weeks ago

Take hinge off door and replace, door is not closing properly and is out at bottom, I can’t get screws out of one side of hinges

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Fix wardrobe sliding door

Posted 1 month ago

A sliding door in our rental property keeps falling off its runner. It's a door that hangs over the wardrobe so isn't internal. I need someone to fix the ball and runner so that the door can be opened and closed without falling off. I need this fixed before the end of the week.

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CIVIL WORKS -CONTRCATORS

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have secured work in Wellington region and want to engage with a civil works contractor who we can keep engaged on various projects -- experience , reliable and can work unsupervised .fi you want committed work , contact me

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Replace hinges on corner cabinet door, fix garden gate, replace rotten baseboard

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, We have a few different jobs that need doing. 1. Supplying replacement hinges and replacing all the hinges on the corner cabinet doors in our kitchen (4 hinges each side) - since I took the photo one of the doors has now come off one of the cabinet-side hinges, both have been hanging unevenly for a while and tightening the screws doesn't last long. 2. Fixing a garden gate which is uneven on the bottom and scrapes on the concrete 3. Checking and probably replacing a rotten baseboard...

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Garage, window frames

Posted 2 weeks ago

The garage walls either side of the tiltadoor are damp and spongey. Need replacing. The letterbox needs renovating 😁 The rotten wood in the window frames of the en suite need sorting.

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Removal of basketball hoop and gate repairs

Posted 1 month ago

We're about to do some renovations to the back of our house but before we do, we'd like to get someone to remove the basketball hoop that the previous owners had put in. Looking to remove the pole and the concrete holding it in place without damaging the concrete pad under our pavers. We also have a gate with some rusted hinges and a latch that we'd like to have replaced.

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Curtain track

Posted 1 day ago

Need curtains hung on tracks.

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 187,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Repairing Letter Box (metal)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hanging doors, finish flooring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Internal Cladding in the garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom repair and install cabinet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Home maintenance - doors shaved and mirror installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Childproofing & small jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cat door installation - wooden door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small job replacing interior trim

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Cat Door, Remove Old Wooden Poles & Concrete Brick Work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Shed door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa pool removal

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

20th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door and door frame need replacing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen splashback installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hanging metal frame


11th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General house maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General Maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

shed tidy-up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need a handyman for odd jobs around house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Take down 50" tv before noon Friday (and remount TV + soundbar at new house)


26th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

clothes line transfer


5th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
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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JAMES THE BUILDER

Joined September 2009

Hello my name is James and I have been building for 10 years. And I specialize in doing those smaller jobs I am NZ qualified and believe in doing the job right the first time. I have a team of sub contractors that have the same motto. As the building process can be daunting it is my job to help my clients thought this experience, keeping the lines of communication open at all times, because a...

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Goodall MetalWorks Ltd

Joined January 2021

Hey there, I am a qualified Engineer for all your engineering needs, I am also mobile so can come to you. Some of the things I do include but are not limited to . •On-site Welding •Repairs •Maintanance •Fabrication •Gates

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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

We do building/painting/plaster and landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We strive on going above and beyond for our clients. So please feel free to get in touch for any up coming project we can help you with thanks.

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Datasoft

Joined September 2020

Hello , We have been building timber fences for last 2 years in affordable rates. We provide quick free quotes. We also do Concreting, asphalting, general house maintenance and renovations.We are very professional and hard work to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Keane Contracting

Joined August 2019

We do it all Keane Contracting 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 with top quality results at...

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Blanco Projects

Joined March 2019

Hi, I have been renovating homes & offices for the past 19 years in South Africa. We have relocated to Wellington and happy to extend and continue with my passion / services in the home repairs & improvement sector. Specializing in gib, plastering, painting, insulation, general handyman & maintenance services.

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in ......

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Bespoke Wooden Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2018

Outdoor living solutions: gates, decks, fences, planter boxes and bar leaners to name a few. We specialise in the local manufacture and installation of wooden gates - and other landscape construction work. We also do flatpack assembly (including kitchens). QUOTES : We cannot come and do face to face quotes during lock down, Instead we are happy to do virtual meetings via zoom video or use p...

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general Handyman Work, Gib Board repairs / Click Clank Laminate Flooring / Painting Interior and Exterior / Fencing / Decking / Touch up Plastering / general non compliance building work / Water Blasting / Fitting Doors and Hardware / Skirtings etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of per...

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Nailed It Property Services

Joined August 2015

Hi, I am a sole trader and specialise in the smaller jobs that most builders don't want to do. From water blasting paths & fences to fixing that door or window that does not close properly.

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RBS Commercial & Residential Contractors

Joined November 2013

we are local wellington contracting company specializing in commercial and residential building, painting and plastering. From small jobs to the big jobs we have the team. Project management, shop fit out, Bathroom & Kitchen renovations , Commercial & Residential Painting & Decorating, Remedial Maintenance, Roof inspection, rectification, Asbestos removal & Incapsulation, House Alterations, Fencin...

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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 . We have over 35 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . We do everything from New Kitchens /Bathrooms, Complete make overs, Tiling, Maintenance of Rentals, House Painting Just ask Now with having a Digger and Truck we are abl...

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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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Quality Electrical Services

Joined January 2020

​At Quality Electrical Services we are completely dedicated to client satisfaction. All of our team members are punctual and knowledgeable, working hard to provide high-quality services to our clients. ​Covering all Electrical 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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C&F

Joined August 2019

Hi I been working building around 12 years. I am licensed builder . Good people to working with . We are very professional and work hard , residential and commercial.

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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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Lloyd Casey

Joined November 2015

30+ years, servicing the greater Wellington area, specialising in painting, plastering and building maintenance. We pride ourselves in friendly, good quality workmanship and prompt service.

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Andrew Broe Construction Limited

Joined July 2015

I am a qualified builder looking for small to medium sized jobs. I have 15 years experience, but am new to this website. I pride myself on providing a high quality job.

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