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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering handymen related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

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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Homeowners Guide to Summer Proofing Your Deck

Posted 23/02/17

Our skin isn't the only thing that needs protecting from the harsh New Zealand sun, our decking needs protection too. To keep your deck looking great, we’ve put together this handy guide on summer proofing your deck... How to keep your deck looking like new Summer brings more traffic and o

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Earthquake Preparedness - Is Your Home Secure?

Posted 30/03/17

Earthquakes are unpredictable and the best form of defence is to be prepared. Keeping a well-stocked survival kit with food, water and other essential supplies is one way we can care for our family after a shake. We can also prepare our homes too, we take a look at ways you and your family can g

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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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Ultimate Winter Ready Checklist

Posted 30/04/18

Autumn is a great time to get stuck in with preparations to get your home in the best shape and be a healthy place to be during the challenging winter months. Mould & mildew control Prevention is easier than treatment. Check around your house for spots that are prone to leaks, condensation

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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

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

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What Should You Do After a Damaging House Fire?

Posted 11/05/17

A house fire is a devastating experience, regardless of the amount of damage. Your first instinct may be to begin the clean-up and repair work, but there are several key things to work through first... Five things to do after a house fire There are five important tasks for you to do, if yo

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

Posted 30/11/17

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

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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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.

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.

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, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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Fit Security stays to upstairs bedroom windows to a property located in Otaki

Posted 5 months ago

To fit security stays to an upstairs bedroom windows (3 opening aluminum sashes) . This is to prevent access to a falls risk by a climbing infant in a tenanted property so the work is relatively urgent please.

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Facing on a front of a Car port

Posted 3 days ago

Car port facia at front needs replacing, only a relatively simple job for some one who knows what they are doing. about 0.4 m wide and 2 meters long. You'll need a ladder though.

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Weatherboard repairs

Posted 7 months ago

Inspect and patch repair exterior weatherboard cladding as required, in preparation for full exterior repaint.

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Install Clear Perspex

Posted 8 months ago

To replace 6 x clear polycarbonated sheets outside area

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Kitchen cabinet door fix

Posted 8 months ago

Hi. The kitchen cabinet low level door is complete with hinges but the wood the screws need to fix into cannot hold the screws any longer. Needs fixing!

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Fence repost, extention & small handyman jobs

Posted 5 months ago

I need a handyman for some small jobs around my house such as: - Repost a short length of fence (approx 4m of fence so maybe 3x 4 by 4 posts with concrete) - Extend above mentioned fence approx 1 meter to fill in a gap - Fix creaking outside door step (gap underneath the step lets water inside garage after heavy rain) - Cover the end of a cinder block wall with some fence pailings and attach them with dynabolts or similar - Shorten veggie garden to allow space for another shed - Sand/pla...

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Monthly Handyman Job - 5 hours per month

Posted 8 months ago

I need someone to come in once per month and do odd jobs. From re-nailing a deck, to fixing a tap, to putting up pictures etc.

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Install a shelf but the wall is concrete

Posted 6 months ago

We are looking for a handyman who can install one shelf to a concrete wall in kitchen in our restaurant asap. We have the shelf and brackets ready but we don't have screws. We only have time after 3pm mainly days in the week. Many thanks!

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Shelf

Posted 7 months ago

I want a small shelf put up in the kitchen,

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Fence repair + small handyman jobs

Posted 5 months ago

I need a handyman for some small jobs around my house such as: - Sand/plane 2x doors that are jamming in their door frames - Repost a short length of fence (approx 4m of fence so maybe 3x 4 by 4 posts with concrete) - Extend above mentioned fence approx 1 meter to fill in a gap - Fix creaking outside door step (gap underneath the step lets water inside garage after heavy rain) - Cover the end of a cinder block wall with some fence pailings and attach them with dynabolts or similar - Shor...

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Window trim and sill replacement

Posted 3 months ago

We have 11 windows that the exterior trim and sills are starting to rot on due to age. House is weatherboard cladding with aluminium window frames. Window sizes are approximately: 1.5m x 1m (2 of); 2.5m x 3m (2 of); 1m x 3m (2 of); 4m x 3m (1 of); 4m x 5m (2 of); 3m x 2m (1 of); 2m x 2m (1 of). I'm looking to replace trim and sills only including priming and painting them so they are weathertight. Cheers

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Fit Security stays to upstairs bedroom windows to a property located in Otaki #2

Posted 5 months ago

To fit security stays to an upstairs bedroom windows (3 opening aluminum sashes) . This is to prevent access to a falls risk by a climbing infant in a tenanted property so the work is relatively urgent please.

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Odd jobs around the house

Posted 4 months ago

I am looking for a handy man to help with a few small jobs around the house. Eg. planing windows that are sticking, replacing boards on the deck, installing a replacement fan in the bathroom. Do you do this type of work and do you have any availability next week? Ideally you could meet me to view the jobs on Thursday or Friday this week and then undertake the work next week.

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Wall repair

Posted 3 months ago

Need damage to fibre cement panel on outside of building fixed, probably but fitting new panel over damage.

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Hanging tv on the wall

Posted 1 month ago

Hanging tv on the wAll. I have my own wall bracket.

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Help required to reline a relocated villa

Posted 7 months ago

Put brand new Gib onto freshly stripped walls. Archetrave needs replacing too.

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Wooden fence

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for a quote for a 1.8m wooden Fence approx 25m Long. At Raumati Beach. David ...

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Lift chair service

Posted 3 months ago

I have had my chair for ten years and I think it needs adjustment. It reclines to far back. I’m not sure if it has hydraulics or not. Might only need oiling and screws tightening.

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Hanging a new bathroom wall mirror

Posted 2 months ago

As above. The mirror is 900 by 750mm and Mitre10 (the seller) tell me that it is a straight forward job.

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Odd jobs

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24th November 2019

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Install new clothesline on concrete wall

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5th August 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Railing


20th January 2021

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 4
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 5
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Fit Security stays to upstairs bedroom windows to a property located in Otaki #2

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30th March 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

ReFix kitchen sink

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16th May 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

small handyman tasks

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11th June 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Various small maintenance jobs

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20th July 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Hand clearing gutters and water blasting rooves

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th October 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Various handyman tasks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 4

Erecting outdoor blinds

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

General handyman work for rental maintenance and repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th August 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5

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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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JKlass Construction Limited

Joined September 2021

Hi there we have been building for 10 plus years with experience in high end homes to small renovations. Specialise in finishing work. (Shopefitter by trade) Open to anything, Kids play houses, toys, Man caves, or just a revamp of your kitchen or bathroom. We pride ourselves in doing an A-Class job to the highest of quality. No jobs too small

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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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Excel Property Services

Joined May 2021

Hi, we are your friendly local tradie team who pride ourselves on delivering exceptional results for our clients. We specialise in painting and decorating and general handyman jobs. We believe our commitment to communicating and working with the customer to achieve the desired result is the key to our success.

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Essential Services Wellington trading as Property Solutions Wellington

Joined February 2017

Hi I provide quality maintenance solutions with prompt service and high quality workmanship a priority please read my reviews placed by satisfied customers. I look forward to meeting you assisting you with your needs. Jobs completed on time and on budget.

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Rod 4 Maintenance

Joined April 2021

Hi, I'm an English builder. I have been in the building profession for over 35 years of which the last 11 years here in New Zealand. I specialize in finishes. I am qualified in stone masonry. Painting and decorating to a city and guilds grade 3 . After working in the building trade for that amount of time I have a wealth of knowledge and have experience in many aspects of the trades. I have a...

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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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Terrene Earthworks and Carpentry Ltd

Joined July 2021

Terrene Earthworks & Carpentry is a newly established construction business working in the greater Wellington region. Director, Gareth, is a qualified carpenter and heavy machine operator with over a decade of experience.

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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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RazorBuild

Joined March 2021

- Have been building in Wellington for 7 years - General maintenance, bathrooms, kitchens, decks, fences, renovations and additions - Qualified and Licensed - Hard work ethic

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Digs & Scrapes

Joined July 2019

Hi, I am a Sole Operator that has been involved in the Civil Construction Industry for the pat 30 years. My background is in Road and Driveway Construction, but have knowledge and experience in other areas. I have a 1.7 tonne Digger and small Tipper Truck available to do your dig-outs, clean-ups, section clearing, trenching etc. I pride myself on providing competitive pricing and completing my j...

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Greig Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

Greig Building Solutions have a vast range of experience including new builds, alterations and extensions, specializing in decks, fences and retaining walls. Our work standard is very high and we aim to deliver cost effective solutions. We provide competitive quotes and will attempt to beat any quote.

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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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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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Tony's Painting & Building Services

Joined November 2016

We provide a high quality cost effective service for all your home and commercial needs. Exterior and interior painting undertaken by painters with 20 years plus experience. Interior and exterior maintenance carries out by an experienced builder. Happy to quote for large and smaller jobs, Satisfaction is a high priority for us and we won't let you down. Cheers Tony

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Nathan Kennedy

Joined August 2021

Hi, I've been in the construction industry for over 10 years now. I mainly specialize in commercial interiors consisting of aluminium office partition suites from simple gib walls to top spec sliding doors, suspended ceilings, steel stud and timber partition walls, doors and hardware, plasterboard linings, plastering and all interior finishing work. I've spent my last 6 years working for myself o...

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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, and Taihape. Our service...

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Zorite 2009 Ltd

Joined May 2020

No job too small or too big. We offer both interior and exterior new, repair and renovation work with a variety of services available. Interior services specialised in Ceiling, Passive fire application, Plaster Board (Fixing, Stopping), Painting, General handyman work including Floating floor installation. Exterior services specialised in Retaining Wall, Garden Maintenance, Concrete 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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Brady Building Consultants LTD

Joined April 2020

For all types of construction projects, ranging from large building projects to residential renovations, can benefit from the services of a specialist quantity surveyor or project manager. We manage all costs related to your build; negotiate for the best materials and labour at the most fair and reasonable price; tender analysis, estimation and contract administration. If you want the best possibl...

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