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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Odd jobs around the house

Posted 2 days 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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Railing

Posted 5 months ago

I need a railing like one shown added to existing deck.

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Weatherboard repairs

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Catio

Posted 5 months ago

Catio in backyard. Made of wood and wire netting with wooden shelves inside for cat (large) to sit and sleep on. Height 180cms (maximum height permitted by body corporate), width 190cms, length 290cms to 390cms. If length is 290cms, catio would be built over concrete. If more than 290cms, it would extend from the concrete onto plastic, interlocking outside tiles. See photo attached. Catio would need to be stand alone, but would be built against the fence at the back of the photo, and against the...

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Moving in & need help hanging stuff

Posted 5 months ago

Hello, we are moving in on 21 Dec and I need help hanging blinds and putting up a tv bracket. We won’t be moving in till later in day so would need to start at approx. 4pm and would be a couple of hours work

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Erecting outdoor blinds

Posted 5 months ago

We have bought 2x clear outdoor blinds for our existing pergola - but need help putting these up. The outdoor pergola will need some additional timber to be able to put these up correctly. We'll need someone to come and look at what is required and then get the necessary timber etc in place before putting them up.

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Help required to reline a relocated villa

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Moving in & need help hanging stuff #2

Posted 4 months ago

Hello, we are moving in on 21 Dec and I need help hanging blinds and putting up a tv bracket. We won’t be moving in till later in day so would need to start at approx. 4pm and would be a couple of hours work

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Property Security Upgrades #13

Posted 6 months 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.

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Monthly Handyman Job - 5 hours per month

Posted 3 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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Roof repair

Posted 5 months ago

Temporary repair to roof. We need a batten placed along the side edge of a second story roof where the Polypropylene roofing has come adrift as a temporary fix until the whole roof is re-roofed next year. Will require ladder or may need temporary scaffold. Uncertain of job cost, just need it refastened.

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Install a shelf but the wall is concrete

Posted 1 month 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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Fence repost, extention & small handyman jobs

Posted 1 month 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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Secure garden surround

Posted 5 months ago

Need a Handy person to secure garden edging

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

Posted 1 month 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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Install Clear Perspex

Posted 4 months ago

To replace 6 x clear polycarbonated sheets outside area

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Kitchen cabinet door fix

Posted 4 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 repair + small handyman jobs

Posted 1 month 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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Fit Security stays to upstairs bedroom windows to a property located in Otaki #2

Posted 1 month 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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Shelf

Posted 3 months ago

I want a small shelf put up in the kitchen,

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 193,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Clothesline

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Fix It handyman

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4th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Erecting outdoor blinds

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21st January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New back door installed with dog door cut into it. #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Various handyman tasks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

General handyman work for rental maintenance and repairs

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11th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new clothesline on concrete wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Various small maintenance jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

ReFix kitchen sink

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small odd jobs plus small amount of gibbing and making small set of steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Odd jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Hand clearing gutters and water blasting rooves

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install mirrored cabinet in bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

small handyman tasks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Railing


20th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete fiber cladding repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2019

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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Greig Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

I am trade qualified in carpentry. I have a vast range of experience including new builds, alterations and extensions. I specialize in decks, fences and retaining walls. I also do small jobs like replacing rotten weatherboards and property maintenance. I have a very high standard of work and always keep the site clean.

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Kapiti Hardscaping and Handyman Services ltd

Joined June 2019

We are a small Hardscaping and Handyman company, we specialize in landscaping and Hardscaping, fencing and deck construction. And general handyman services, we can help solve almost any problem around your house garden or lifestyle block

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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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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 11 yrs experience. Pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Spent my time Specializing in architectural new builds/renovations. Yet Have extensive knowledge and experience doing everything from repiling to reroofing and just about everything in between. No job too small, get in contact now.

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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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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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Credge Contracting

Joined May 2021

Hi ive been in the industry over 10 years and pride myself in providing excellent work and craftsmanship at affordable prices. Work includes Building - Qualified builder Landscaping Excavation Fencing Concrete Paving

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Hawkes Bay, Manawatu/ Whanganui, and Nelson-Tasman regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioners) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope o...

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Newton Roofing

Joined March 2014

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

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RazorBuild

Joined March 2021

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

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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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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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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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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd 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, a...

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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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Coast Builders

Joined November 2019

We are a small team of local Licensed Building Practitioners who are passionate about residential property. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure we are able to deliver you a superior service. Being licensed under the Licensed Building Practitioners scheme and qualified through the Building and Construction Training Organisation, you can trust we have the skills and knowledge t...

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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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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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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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Mint Home Solutions

Joined January 2020

Were very experienced in Home Renovations, Property Maintenance and all types of Carpentry Work. All work completed by qualified tradesman to the highest of standards at competitive prices.

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