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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We’ve mapped out five actionable steps to transform your landscaping dreams to life and add value to your property.

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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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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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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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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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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

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

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Stage 5 Life Stages Home Ownership - Getting Your Home Ready for Retirement

Posted 30/11/17

Thinking about whether the house you're currently living in is suitable for retirement is an important to consider. Many downsize, but should you?... While your house remains your castle, there comes the time we need to adapt it. Getting your home ready for retirement is all about thinking

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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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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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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

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

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

While waiting for the tours to resume from border closures, Geoff prepares for a trip of a lifetime aboard his home-on-wheels.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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Posted 2 years ago

Renew top section of a Bay window. Maybe double glaze windows.5 in total.Leaking

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Install shelving and door handle /lock

Posted 1 year ago

A double wardrobe needs a shelf A small laundry cupboard needs a shelf A external French door needs a lock and door handles please

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General Painting Job #2

Posted 2 years ago

Looking for a general freshen up with some paint (2x 2 litres) that is sitting with the property manager at Ray White. Internal ceiling/ wall work. Want this on the walls to see us through for another 12 months when we are next in town and can do the job properly. Don't worry about undercoats- 1 coat will be fine on this occasion.

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Spraying, tidying and fixing spouting

Posted 1 year ago

We have a need of a handyman to do spraying throughout the section including a tiled area, general tidying of yard and our spouting needs to levelled properly. Also a piece timber that sits under the spouting needs to be put back on. It's 2 storey house but we have a ladder if needed. Gutters can be cleaned too. Happy to discuss rate/quote once you have seen the site. Just guessed at the estimated cost.

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General Maintenance/Repair of Home

Posted 1 year ago

I have a property that I want some basic renovation work done on. Summary: Waterblast exterior Plaster small section exterior Replace cupboard handles New taps/faucets throughout New Bathroom vanity, mirror Repair holes,dents in walls New Curtains (basic) install. In summary I am after a handyman to do some cosmetic work to make the place look nicer and replace some old bits here and there. There wont be any structural work required. Early November timeline will be best.

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Kitset assembly

Posted 1 year ago

I have 2 kitset bookcases that need assembly. At 80 I just cant do it myself.A quick and easy job that uses an Allen key and screw thingys that are supplied.

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Posted 1 year ago

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Carpet

Posted 1 year ago

Metal rim in between carpet and tiles has popped out as shown in photos. Could you please help me with this? Thank you :)

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Uplift Coal range oven

Posted 1 year ago

To be palletised - packaged properly so no damage can occur while in transit

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Wall Prep - 3 hours work- Urgent

Posted 11 months ago

Hi- I have a vacant property that I am coming down to renovate. I need 3 hours labour to help prepare the walls/ ceilings for painting. Remove any nails/ screws. Plaster any holes (I can sand them when I get down) Trim/ Square off/ glue down any loose wallpaper I will be painting over all of this in coming days- any help to do some general prep work would be appreciated. Looking for the job to be completed over the next two days- Wednesday 24 Feb/ Thursday 25 Feb.

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Extractor fan, door seals, window latch

Posted 9 months ago

I've got 3 things I need done for healthy home standards. extractor fan in bathroom, 1 broken latch on bedroom window and some seals around front and back door to stop draught. after one tradie to complete all tasks

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Assemble pre-build cabinetry

Posted 8 months ago

We have bought this flatpack cabinet and looking for someone to assemble this for us.

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Dee st Job

Posted 1 year ago

General maintance inside painting outside

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External plastering / tidy up

Posted 2 years ago

Small window that's been boarded over needs surface plastering to match existing wall. A few edge gaps where external doors installed need filled/tidied up. Some surface cracks around the house need filled. A hole where a drain has been removed need covered.

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Rotary clothesline removal(old) and installation of new one.

Posted 11 months ago

The old rotary clothes line needs to be removed and taken away from my backyard, new one picked up from Mitre 10 and brought to my place and installed.

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Exterior Paint

Posted 11 months ago

Hi there. I am renovating a rental property that needs the exterior painted. I have the paint. I don’t need a showroom finish- just a general tidy job without making a mess. Would like to start from mid morning on Monday. If interested please quote hourly rate. Cheers.

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Blondie

Posted 2 years ago

Wall wholes and small broken window

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Spouting bracket replace on house roof

Posted 1 year ago

Spouting brackets on east side of house roof are loose or broken, and bang everytime there is wind. Brackets need replaced or suitable alternative.

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General Tasks- Silicone Sealing/ Hanging Fixtures

Posted 11 months ago

Hello- I am renovating a rental property that will be vacant on Elles Road, Invercargill. I need some general handyman jobs completed on Monday 1 March (from mid morning with some flexibility on exact timing). Tasks- - Install 2x small glass splashbacks- I have splashbacks and the special sealant/ glue. You just need to bring caulking gun (I would make a mess here). - Install small metal letterbox (supplied) -Install roller blinds/ curtain rails/ towel rails etc as required (all supplied by...

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Alter cupboard

Posted 2 years ago

Cut out kitchen cupboard to fit dishwasher

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Find Handymen in Invercargill

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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Joatmon Services

Joined November 2021

Mr fixit Retainig walls, Decks, Fences, General cement jobs General welding and fabrication gates trailors General repairs Automotive maintenance servicing and call outs

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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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Rutledge Plumbing

Joined March 2014

Laser Plumbing Invercargill Rutledge Plumbing Ltd T/A Laser Plumbing Invercargill established in 2004, you can be sure of complete satisfaction in all work completed with prompt, friendly service and quality workmanship. When you require an experienced Plumber in Invercargill and the surrounding Southland region be sure to call Jason and his team! Laser Plumbing Invercargill offer a wide range...

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Otago Landscaping

Joined July 2021

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

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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Sembel it

Joined February 2021

Big or small we do it all. 20 plus years industry experience. Honest and quality workmanship with reviews to back up. Price competitive and we go the extra mile Police vetted. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We aim to exceed your needs and expectations.

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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BRAGG BUILDING & DESIGN LIMITED

Joined September 2014

Bragg Building & Design Limited is honest and reliable company that prides it's self on going the extra mile to achieve the results of every clients wants and dreams. Owner operator Shahn Bragg has been building in and around the Southland region for 18 years, and has experience in high end builds right down to small alterations. Bragg Buildings team together have more than 50 +years trade expe...

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Urban Colour South

Joined December 2015

I have over 20 years in the trade and I am a qualified Painter Decorator having studied at Canterbury Polytechnic and completing my apprenticeship many years ago. My attention to detail is second to none and I pride myself in an extremely high level of workmanship, completed both quickly and efficiently. I worked as a paint sales representative for over 10 years so I also know what products to us...

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Structurally Sound Building Ltd

Joined January 2022

We are Certified Builders with a keen interest in building SIP panel homes. We also do standard builds, renovations and smaller building and maintenance jobs and would like to assist with any projects you may have.

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Bang Bang Building Ltd

Joined July 2013

We are a established business trading for 8 years in Invercargill, we have two qualified builders with a combined 42 years of industry experience. I am sure that we can sort any of your building problems.

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Woodside Construction LTD

Joined July 2019

Hi, Woodside Construction is a small family company. We pride ourselves in our quality of work and dedication to achieve the ideals set out by the client. We specialise in small to medium renovations but we also have a lot of experience in new builds, alterations, light commercial, maintenance, landscaping etc. We strive to to provide detailed quotes and to be prompt and responsive to clie...

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Civil Drawings

Joined December 2015

hi If you need professional done drawings done for your DIY (retaining walls,garden sheds,decks,landscaping etc) project then this is the right place. Just send in your sketches and get them must presentable As a sole trader you will guaranteed the best prices.

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Kept Under Wraps

Joined August 2015

Kept Under Wraps have been in the signwriting industry for many moons and have adapted to the changes in the industry. Their current focus is vinyl wrapping vehicles from partial wraps, full wraps, colour change, and paint protection film, as well as headlight and taillight tints, and anything else you can imagine. Full wraps so far include various exotic cars, a motorbike, and a mountainbike, mor...

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I M L

Joined September 2020

Hi I am a qualified joiner who has now branches out on my own I have over past 10 years done joinery, building , shop fitting , fencing and roofing. I pride my self on competitive quotes, good workmanship as well as clear communication and being very punctual with deadlines.

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On Time Electrical

Joined January 2015

Queenstown based electrical company offering professional, friendly service at an affordable price. We specialise in mainly domestic and commercial electrical installations. No job too big or small. All work is completed in a very clean and tidy manner. Offering free and honest quotes throughout Queenstown and the surrounding areas for all electrical work.

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Gilcro Ltd

Joined October 2018

For all your Re-roofs, New-roofs, Roof-repairs and Waterproofing needs. Residential, Commercial and Industrial Give us a call /mail for a free quotation

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Phil Huntley Builder Ltd

Joined August 2009

Over 20 years experience. Available for renovations, repairs and all building work inside and outside, including: * Kitchen and bathroom renovations and repairs. * Full interior refurbishments * Additions and alterations to existing houses * New house construction * Decks and fencing * Driveways and landscape construction * Emergency flood and damage repair No job too small or too big

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Genesis services

Joined October 2018

Hi, I have been in the joinery trade for 15 years. While I have specialised in custom made fit outs I also do handyman jobs as well. I am a professional well rounder who works hard to meet deadlines and pays attention to detail. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget.

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