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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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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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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 to protecting from the harsh New Zealand sun, our decking needs to 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

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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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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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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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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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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.

Hanging the dryer on the wall and venting out

Posted 2 weeks ago

We already have the hole in the wall but we need someone to hang the dryer and connect a venting kit out. It's an Electrolux 6kg Sensor Clothes Dryer. We have the mounting kit it came with and the instructions but we don't have the venting kit. We can buy this, or you can and we can reimburse - which ever you prefer.

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Change built in bookcase & cupboard to linen storage cupboard

Posted 1 month ago

1. Remove built-in book shelf, insulate and line walls of cupboard, install slatted shelves and install new door.

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Home Safety Improvements #4

Posted 1 day ago

Women's Refuge is looking for handymen, builders or electricians for jobs to strengthen our client's properties. Work includes: replacing glass doors with solid, installing solar lights and window safety stays, changing locks. Police vetting required. (We will get that done)

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Swing install

Posted 2 months ago

I have a large oak tree in our garden. I am looking for someone to drill two eye bolts into the branch for a swing to hang from.

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Remove and replace a heated towel rail

Posted 1 day ago

Remove existing heated towel rail and replace with a new one in an en-suite. If possible - work to be done on Thursday, 18 September.

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Doors

Posted 2 months ago

I need an entrance door and a back door replaced. No hurry.

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TV put on wall

Posted 2 days ago

Would like a 55 in TV put on the wall. Have the bracket.

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Replace damaged plywood panels on garage door

Posted 1 week ago

I have two plywood panels on our garage door that are weather damaged and need replacing please.

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Home Safety Improvements #2

Posted 1 day ago

Women's Refuge is looking for handymen, builders or electricians for jobs to strengthen our client's properties. Work includes: replacing glass doors with solid, installing solar lights and window safety stays, changing locks. Police vetting required.( we will get that done)

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Bathroom exhaust fan duct leak

Posted 2 months ago

Currently the bathroom exhaust fan duct is not straight through and has a dip. Hence water gets clogged and drops in the ceiling. A smart solution needs to be provided to support the duct so that it is straight and water doesn't clog up.

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Mounting dryer

Posted 1 month ago

Mount a dryer above the washing machine

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Odd jobs round the house - include painting

Posted 4 weeks ago

I need the face plate of the shower mixer fixed properly to the wall (at moment its lose and spins round!) Painting windows in back room and touches to the toilet walls (sanding and painting) Jobs I should do but have no time. Am sure can all be knocked on the head at once. Thanks!

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Taps, shower, loo

Posted 2 months ago

Bundle of small irritations that need fixing and buggered if I know how to do it. Hopefully you have a plumbing background and can fix: 1. Leaky kitchen cold tap 2. Showerhead unit that needs replacing 3. Toilet seat that needs replacing 4. Reaching a filter on bathroom air extractor that needs a wash 5. Fixing kitchen extractor fan. It's a bit poked

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Lowering a rotary clothes line

Posted 1 month ago

Need about 6inches off pole so easier to reach

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Move door frame and door forward

Posted 2 months ago

We have a toilet we want the door frame and door pulled back in line with the hallway (to give the toilet more space for renovating and putting a small sink in) looking for someone who can pull out the frame and door and move approx the 500cm forward and put back in. Plus replace the door handle with a new one for us.

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Drop-down washline cover

Posted 3 weeks ago

I want a cover put on my line so clothes dry in wet weather. It must be something aesthetical because it is in my courtyard ie no large wooden posts. I need a quote.

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Removing and replacing kitchen sink

Posted 2 months ago

Removal of old stainless steel sink and putting in new black sink in kitchen. Old sink is 3 years old

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Shower repair

Posted 1 month ago

I'm keen to use the services of a handy person to renovate a shower with a leak in a rental I own at some stage in the next month. The house is tenanted, however they do have a bath their happy to use to provide time for repairs to be completed.  The showers is lined with serotone sheet, stainless step with both bottom corners by the door leaking and having created some rot. 

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Home Safety Improvements

Posted 1 day ago

Women's Refuge is looking for handymen, builders or electricians for jobs to strengthen our client's properties. Work includes: replacing glass doors with solid, installing solar lights and window safety stays, changing locks. Police vetting required (we will get that done)

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A piece of timber is old, and needs to be replaced.

Posted 1 month ago

This piece of timber is old , and needs to be replaced. There is also tiny gap on the side which probably needs smaller timber to make it weather-tight. Potentially more work with you if we are happy with your service. Thank you.

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 144,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Clothes Dryer ventilation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

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

Quick letterbox install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd February 2018

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

Shower and toilet replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st August 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Please help me hang my dryer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Washing line install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

Gate and Splashback

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

sue greenbank

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th October 2017

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

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

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

Clothes line

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitset furniture finished and mirror hung.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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Building Detail

Joined November 2013

Building Detail provides a range of high quality carpentry services at a reasonable price including: - Full project management - New homes - Renovations and alterations - Kitchen and bathroom upgrades - Fences, decks, and pathways - Maintenance and repairs - Shop fit outs Regan, Building Detail's director, is a qualified licensed building practitioner with over 10 years experience...

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ACE Home & Property Maintenance

Joined May 2013

Hi my name is Elvin. I may be new to Builders Crack but have more than 10 years experience with property maintenance work. I am more than happy to give you a reasonable price on any work you may need done. I have many references from my customers and for many I have saved them $$$ with cost effective solutions. Smart solutions + Low overheads = Low prices for my clients. I don't believ...

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The Decksmiths

Joined August 2018

Our focus is building great decks and outdoor living spaces. Whether it be a small or large deck project we can work with you to create a great outdoor living space. We can build your vision or let our designer come up with some ideas for a great outdoor living space. We pride ourselves on quality work and fixed quotes with no surprises. Get in touch today!

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MTC works

Joined November 2018

Hi I have just started this company and am looking for the opportunity to get a few jobs under way to show my experience and workmsnship. I have a baeckground in the building and civil industry with works in the comstruction and concrete. If you are intested in a quote please feel free to give me a call 0220437020

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MHP CONTRACTING LIMITED

Joined April 2019

At MHP Contracting, our goal is to not only help you design and build your dream, but to make the process easy and enjoyable for you. We are a full-service design/build company with a wide range of experience. We can help you with all phases of your renovation or decorating: architecture and design, building and decorating your dream home. Our excellent reputation and long list of satisfied c...

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RJ Wynne

Joined July 2015

Hi, I've been renovating and building new houses for 14years. While I specialise in small jobs, I can also do new builds and bigger alterations. We aim to be professional and to complete jobs to a high standard and on time. I'm more than happy to provide a free quote for your job.

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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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Total Building Solutions

Joined August 2018

Hi, we have a range of Builders, Tilers, Plasterers, General Tradespeople , Hammerhands Asbestos workers and labourers so we can tailor an expert to your specific job. We work across greater Wellington.

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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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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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Simply Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2018

Simply property maintenance aims to make property maintenance simple. By using experienced, qualified and tested staff we make any project stress and hassle free for the client. Understanding their needs and personal requirements means we can tailor any job around you, the client. With our vast network of trades people and our professional consultancy team our goal is to deliver a high quality...

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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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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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Richard Waters

Joined November 2010

Fully qualified garden designer/Landscaper. Over 20 years experience. Decks. Fences. Have renovated houses, painting, decorating the lot! Honest and reliable. Advanced certificate in Garden Design

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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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Repiling101

Joined July 2018

"101 ways to level a floor" "1 way to do it right" We take pride in providing a professional house, home or building repiling service. Specialising in subfloor fixing/bracing/structural replacement and repair. Floor re-leveling, repiling, building foundations restoration. We strive to deliver a prompt service and Quality workmanship.

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Need a Hand

Joined August 2015

Need a Hand? Hi, I am a sole trader and specialise in smaller jobs, that most builders don't want to do. From water balsting paths & fences to planning that door that does not close properly.

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Lister Furniture & Cabinetry Ltd

Joined September 2017

We specialise in the manufacture and restoration of furniture and cabinetry, modification to existing joinery and units with the focus on doing a job once and doing it properly. We also tackle maintenance issues, repairs to property and buildings with the same attention to detail. With over 25 years in the trade industry, we stand by our work and believe in doing a quality job every time.

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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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