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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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Check out how homeowners like you are using Handymen on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Kitchen Island Facade

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have a badly damaged facade on a kitchen island. This will need replacing. Open to something different to what is already there although I would like something similar if possible Is anyone able to help please

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Shed 3mx3m

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, need a 3m x 3m shed put up. Concrete area where it will be put up. Require a quote. Thanks, Brendan

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Odd jobs. Finishing work on house

Posted 1 year ago

Have a builders report with minor concerns that need sorting ie sealing around outside plumbing. Sealing roof joins. Etc Possibly 1 to 2 weeks work.

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Picture/Mirror/TV Hanging

Posted 9 months ago

We have a new build house and we need two large mirrors hung, one large picture and two flat screen TV's and their brackets mounted. We really need this to be done as soon as possible please, certainly by the end of the week.

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New door

Posted 1 year ago

Need a new door for the back of my house, and I need a cat door put in. The current door has a hole in it where the cat door was but it got pushed through.

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Wardrobe Flatpack assembly

Posted 1 year ago

2 Drawer shelf units and 1 corner unit to assemble

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Heatherlea Heights Handy Man

Posted 8 months ago

I take possession of my house on the 25th of June and I am looking to get work underway without delay to make it me and my son's home. While some of the work requires a qualified builder, there is a lot of work that requires someone who is competent but not qualified. There are two walls that need removing (which may or may not required a builder) and finishing, however there is also gibbing, floor laying (vinyl planks), kitchen install, Laundry lining, new shower install (plumber and electric...

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Spouting and solar

Posted 1 year ago

To clean spouting on roof, and clean solar panels on garage roof.

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Re-Jibbing Ceiling

Posted 1 year ago

Re- doing (jibbing) the ceiling in 2 areas of a house I’ve just purchased. The main bedroom is 4.5x3.60m and Living room is 4.52x5.70m.

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Hiwinui159

Posted 1 year ago

I need some spouting put up on one side of each of 2 sheds. Downpipe also. I have a 250L and a 1000L tank for water (for gardens) . I would like a quote for this please. I would like to have the job done before the next monsoon. Thank you.

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Mount Rangehood

Posted 1 year ago

I need a range hood mounted. All wiring and plugs have been done but need the range hood installed properly. We have had it mounted before but believe may need more support for it, better wall plugs or something similar. Hole is already cut for the ducting to go to the ceiling and the silver cover piece to go over the ducting. Hopefully this makes sense.

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Phillps 2

Posted 10 months ago

Remove kitchen bench and bath.

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Washing line install

Posted 1 year ago

Need a washing line installed against a wooden boundary fence. Need completed in next 2 weeks

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Spot Painting windows sills / deck + gutters cleaning / fixing

Posted 2 days ago

Our house in Feilding needs bunch of exterior painting done on a character home. Mostly small bits across a number of windows, doors and a deck. We also need a few things done like some gutters cleaned and emptied.

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Mount Rangehood #2

Posted 1 year ago

I have a rangehood that I need mounted correctly. Will need decent wall plugs to be used as do not believe there is a stud where the mounting holes are. I can supply these. Rangehood and silver ducting cover to be installed, not the actual tube ducting to vent out as we have put a carbon filter in the rangehood. We had already cut a hole in the ceiling to duct out hopefully the silver ducting cover will hide most of this hole. The rangehood had been mounted before but when electrician came in th...

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Install Clothesline

Posted 4 months ago

Install 54m Hills clothesline with concrete base. We will provide the clothesline brand new. Has a socket base so is removable. No clothesline has been in this spot before. Is grass.

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Playcentre job

Posted 1 year ago

Cutting wire off our sandpit cover..possibly need bolt cutters as we have tried wire cutters. Fixing a closet to a concrete wall.

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Painting doors

Posted 4 months ago

Need 14 doors removed and painted

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Assemble flatpack wardrobe

Posted 1 month ago

Assemble flatpack wardrobe brought from Bunnings.

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Put TV and bracket onto bedroom wall

Posted 5 months ago

Put small TV and bracket onto bedroom wall

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 214,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

New door


16th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Assemble flatpack wardrobe

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mount Rangehood #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Heatherlea Heights Handy Man

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Playcentre job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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City Central Property Maintenance

Joined July 2016

General handyman tasks Deck and fence construction Lawnmowing Yard clearing Waterblasting Rubbish removal Pole saw chainsaw & hedge trimmer 6 metre reach Concreting

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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

Palmer construction is a well established building business with a passion for house renovation and all general building and property maintenance including painting.

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Rapid construction

Joined November 2018

HI, we have been doing residential fencing and decks for the last 2 years. while we are specialized in two sectors one being residential fencing and decks and other being plasterboard installs for renovation works. we do other jobs as well, anything from water blasting to minor renovations to verandahs - pergolas and even those small property repairs. we are professional and reliable at reasona...

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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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Evan Kangisher Contracting

Joined May 2010

I am a certifying plumber and drain-layer, and I have many years experience in residential and commercial plumbing work. I do not concentrate on drain-laying but I am also a certifying drain-layer with experience in residential drain-laying. I do not do gas-fitting but have a regular gas-fitter I can call on should I need to. I do not ordinarily supply quotes, particularly for maintenance and...

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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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Express Property Maintenance Whakarongo Ltd

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're relatively new to the New Zealand market but have been operating in Australia since 2011. Specialising in Deck, Fence and retaining wall construction we also provide all aspects of property maintenance services from repairing holes in walls to fixing your guttering or mowing your lawn, we are your first choice in property maintenance whether private or commercial.

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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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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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BOLD Landscape Design and Construction

Joined September 2011

Over 30 years landscape design and construction experience. From a simple fence to a full residential contract. Happy to simply provide a concept plan with estimates on costs of work required, right through the finished product. Excellent portfolio can be provided upon request - ...

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JAMAP Property Maintenance Limited

Joined September 2017

Hi, we specialise in general handyman, property maintenance tasks and general plumbing advice. We also offer a bathroom design service. We are professional and work hard to meet customer deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. Give us a try - you won't be disappointed.

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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Smileys decks and fences

Joined May 2017

Have been building for the last 4 years. Looking for weekend/after work jobs to get a bit of extra money. I will work hard to give you a finished product you love at a great rate.

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J Hill Contracting

Joined August 2020

Hard working qualified builder, focused on client satisfaction. I specialise in fencing, decks and outdoor work but also can take on other projects. I work to a high standard to meet your requirements and offer competitive quoting. I pride myself on getting your project completed on time and on budget.

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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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G Tanner Painting

Joined September 2016

Hi, i have been in the painting trade for 40 years. Spray painting, wallpaper etc. All work has my personal guarantee. Happy to undertake small gib stopping jobs.

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Gutterman&cleaning services

Joined June 2014

30 years experience on roofs.I now specialize in gutter cleaning repairing and installing,Also i can do house,roof washing,painting and moss,mould spraying.All work fully ... EE quotes,FAST service

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