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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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

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Picture/Mirror/TV Hanging

Posted 2 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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Odd Jobs Around The House

Posted 1 year ago

We have a number of small jobs which need attention: 1) The toilet seat in the main bathroom has become very loose; 2) The cistern in the ensuite bathroom runs continuously after flushing if the half-flush is used, until pressed again; 3) The sliding wardrobe doors in one bedroom need to be re-hung; 4) Two framed prints need hanging on a wall.

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Spouting and solar

Posted 6 months ago

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

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New door

Posted 11 months 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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Spouting replace

Posted 1 year ago

Price to replace spouting on single garage please?

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Re-Jibbing Ceiling

Posted 11 months 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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Wardrobe Flatpack assembly

Posted 1 year ago

2 Drawer shelf units and 1 corner unit to assemble

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Scotia install

Posted 1 year ago

Hi,I need 4 5 meter lengths of scotia installed ,they need to be plumbed up on the ends to butt up,after fucking three pieces I've decided to get u to do it,

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Putting a BBQ together

Posted 1 year ago

I need help to assemble A BBQ

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Replace tap washer and paint bathroom

Posted 1 year ago

Replace tap washer in sink. It’s a commercial property so consideration needs to be given when turning water off. Second job is to paint toilet. Has just had new vinal put down but may need sealing around skirting board as part of the skirting board is missing. The rest of the skirting board is a black plastic/rubber compound, not wooden. Then the toilet needs painting as some of the paint is pealing off.

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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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Gas heater removal

Posted 2 years ago

I have a mains operated small gas heater that I want removed safely.

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Phillps 2

Posted 3 months ago

Remove kitchen bench and bath.

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Washing line install

Posted 5 months ago

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

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Playcentre job

Posted 5 months 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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Heatherlea Heights Handy Man

Posted 3 weeks 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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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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Padlock cutting and garage outside latch replaced

Posted 1 year ago

Hi. I'm Emily. I've lost both my keys to my garage doors, locksmith were useless with getting back to me. I attempted to buy some cutters myself, started on the first garage door and cutt through the garage latch instead, so I now need someone to look at the latch and help me find a new one to buy. Secondly, the other garage door has the second padlock on it, which I'm not attempting to cut into. I've called two handymen and only one guy can come from hunterville for $80. Someone help.

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Mount Rangehood

Posted 8 months 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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Mount Rangehood #2

Posted 8 months 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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Recent handymen reviews

With over 197,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Playcentre job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New door


16th July 2020

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

Playcentre job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New door


16th July 2020

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

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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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Mondo's Services

Joined November 2019

Hi, Mondo's Services was established in 2007 and we now deliver solutions for home owners, businesses and educational providers. These are trade based handy person type of works. We can also help with all manner of projects from conception to completion or pieces of work that need finishing. Our trades network covers all aspects of construction. Our trades and professionals network covers ins...

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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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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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Abode painting and maintenance

Joined April 2021

Qualified painter and decorator 17 years experience. The owner of the business is the one doing the job for you. We also do maintenance work as well as having a qualified builder as part of our wider team.

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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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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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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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C T Carpentry Ltd

Joined August 2020

Hi, I'm a Qualified and Licenced builder who loves what she does. Specializing in smaller building jobs such as decks, fences, home maintenance and renovations I get immense satisfaction from seeing the end product of my hard work and always strive for a top end result.

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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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DCM Construction

Joined June 2021

Wellington-based builder who prides himself on delivering quality building at an affordable price. Over 20 years building experience specialising in old villa renovations, restorations, and repairs. No job too small. Quality craftsmanship assured. You will not be disappointed!

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Unit Handyman

Joined June 2020

With years of experience in home maintenance and engineering, we can help with your project with competitive price, no matter how big or small your plan is, we can make it happen for you!

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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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DKNZ Building & Construction

Joined August 2009

I am a licenced builder who has been in the building industry for 20 plus years. My skills and abilities are not just limited to new houses and renovation's. We carry out all aspects including, plastering, painting, tiling. I have worked on a wide variety of project's through-out New Zealand and Australia both big and small, ordinary and odd.I provide the total building experience which takes...

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Rheuben builders

Joined August 2020

My name is Rheuben i am a builder, i am mostly looking for work to fill weekends. I am a friendly/aproachable person and am happy to give you a quote on the job you need completed.

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BuildPoint ltd

Joined November 2017

Construction & Property Maintenance Building energy efficient, comfortable and affordable homes for Kiwi families is at the heart of what we do at BuildPoint. Our company has been successfully providing the people of Wellington Region with the very highest standard of building services for many years and we are immensely proud of the reputation we have built up as a small but professional, fu...

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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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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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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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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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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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