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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.

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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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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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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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 or

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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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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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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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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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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

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

More Than Meets The Eye: The Bosch Robot and The Handyman Lending A Hand

Exciting and unique jobs often pass through Builderscrack. A member of our customer service team spotted this one... and we knew we had to share it. Kustom Design Studio posted a job looking for a Handyperson to help take down and assemble a massive robot. This robot was created by Bosch with the help of Kustom Design Studio. The robot is made out of Bosch power tools and has been travelling around New Zealand. The tradie, found through Builderscrack, was tasked with helping to take down the robot which was residing in Bunnings Shirley and then assembling it back up at the AMI Stadium for the Crusaders Games. Quite the celebrity robot!

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

More Than Meets The Eye: The Bosch Robot and The Handyman Lending A Hand

Exciting and unique jobs often pass through Builderscrack. A member of our customer service team spotted this one... and we knew we had to share it. Kustom Design Studio posted a job looking for a Handyperson to help take down and assemble a massive robot. This robot was created by Bosch with the help of Kustom Design Studio. The robot is made out of Bosch power tools and has been travelling around New Zealand. The tradie, found through Builderscrack, was tasked with helping to take down the robot which was residing in Bunnings Shirley and then assembling it back up at the AMI Stadium for the Crusaders Games. Quite the celebrity robot!

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

New door

Posted 4 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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Gas heater removal

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Re-Jibbing Ceiling

Posted 4 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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Mount Rangehood

Posted 2 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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Handyman to build kids picnic table and sandpit

Posted 2 years ago

Wanting a kids picnic table and sandpit with a lid - approx size 1200 x 1600 or 1500 x 1500 or similar. Please email as phone is broken atm

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Odd jobs. Finishing work on house

Posted 8 months 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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Attach letter box to concrete fence

Posted 2 years ago

drilling a new letter box onto concrete side, drilling hooks in garage

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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 #2

Posted 1 month 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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Putting a BBQ together

Posted 10 months ago

I need help to assemble A BBQ

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Hiwinui159

Posted 8 months 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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Reno

Posted 2 years ago

Need a whole lot of odd jobs done asap. 10 x smoke alarms up, 1 x curtain up, 20 tiles around benchtop, filler in gaps in skirting boards, handles on 10 cupboards, large mirror attached to bathroom wall. And if skills allow a new door on a small wardrode

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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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Chimney cleaning and safety check

Posted 1 year ago

My free standing fire needs checking to make sure it is safe to light. Plus clean the chimney.

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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 2 days ago

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

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Spouting replace

Posted 9 months ago

Price to replace spouting on single garage please?

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Wall art - hanging

Posted 1 year ago

Fix bracket to wall art and hang on wall

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Scotia install

Posted 9 months 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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Wardrobe Flatpack assembly

Posted 5 months ago

2 Drawer shelf units and 1 corner unit to assemble

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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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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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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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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 10 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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Rapid construction

Joined November 2018

Hi , Im Craig hart, I'm a sole trader. I'm experienced in: Plastering Plasterboard fixing Decks Fences Bathrooms Renovations Water blasting And other handyman jobs I have my 2 and 3 trade certificates and have my Ramset license. I'm professional and reliable and reasonable prices, no job to big or small. Check out Facebook page for some of my projects at @ ... nstruction1 I'm also...

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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 very 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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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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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

We are here for you. We specialise in exterior and interior decorating, and colour mixing for elegant and classic looks. We use quality paint. Our painters are skilled, competent hard workers. Integrity, quality, and skills are our strengths. Maxwell Painting and Design Your Assets Matter! polintellpainting.club

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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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Firth landscape construction

Joined March 2017

For all your landscaping/construction needs call firth landscape construction free quotes, professional work done to high standards very competitive quotes...we do it all, landscaping renovations tiling, laminate flooring concreting asphalting. We have high standards and we know you'll be happy.

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience 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 with you to giving you qualit...

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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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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

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

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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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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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J H Builder

Joined August 2020

Hard working apprentice builder, focused on client satisfaction. 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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Jordan Ellery Building

Joined May 2019

Hi, I have currently been building for 7.5 years. I am a qualified builder with a diverse set of skills which I have learnt over mainly residential renovations based in Palmerston North. I am very confident with most building related work and also have experience in painting, plastering, roofing and concrete laying . I take pride in the finishing details and also my time management skills.

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Artifex Carpentry Limited

Joined November 2020

Artifex is a locally owned building company servicing the Manawatu and surrounding areas. Qualified Carpenter with over 17 years experience, specialising in renovations, alterations, general repairs and maintenance.

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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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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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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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