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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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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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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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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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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 or

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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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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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Latest handymen case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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!

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

Recent jobs posted

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

General Handy man

Posted 3 months ago

Install a splash-back behind and on the side of the oven, potentially install a piece of heat proof board on the side of cabinet next to the oven. repair the back door, ( or maybe install a new one.) put together a small shed out back, ( Garden Shed H: 1980mm W: 2280mm L: 1530mm. replace entrance floor tiles in porch. Repair a little bit of trellis

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Chainsaw wood and odds and sods

Posted 3 years ago

I have some wood that needs to be chainsawed up-it is fairly dry and 20-30 cm in diameter, roughly about 10 branches. I also have four small kanuka trees about 1.5 m to 2m tall to be chopped down and cut up. There are several other odd jobs that I would also like done-a dripping tap, curtain rails to be put up and a shower head that keeps falling off!

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Floor trim/pinned edging replacing

Posted 1 year ago

Hi I am looking to have some floor trim ending/pinned edging (Used when carpet meets vinyl) replaced in our house in Blenheim Lakings road. I wonder if this is something you do? Best wishes Francis

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Cat door replacement installation in wooden door

Posted 2 months ago

Our current cat door, installed in a wooden door, is not working properly. We need a new one to be installed (we are happy to purchase it for installation- if possible a microchip activated one). Therefore we do not necessarily need a glazier but perhaps a builder or general handyman who knows what they're doing :) We would like to get this done within the next couple of weeks if possible, either early in the morning or after 4pm Mon-Thurs or time flexible on a Friday or weekends.

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Install gates to keep dogs in.

Posted 4 years ago

Hi, I am moving to Blenheim this Saturday and need to put up fence/gates to keep the dogs at the back of the house. I have the gates already. They will probably need to be adjusted to fit the space. I am hoping they will do the trick. I am also hoping to find someone to do this job this Sunday 26th June. Thanks, Tess

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Coffee Table assembly

Posted 4 years ago

Marble coffee table require legs to be fixed onto the top. Easy job - 1/2 hour

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Insulation

Posted 5 years ago

I need soundproofing installed around the motor compartment of a launch. Located in Picton. All materials supplied. Must be completed by 18 Dec.It is a confined work area so you need to be able to work in small spaces, cutting and fitting the sound proofing sheets to sides of hull and to underside of salon floor. Requires accurate fitting to ensure a complete sound blanket Floor area approx 2 sm plus hull sides and bulkheads,

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Kitchen seal

Posted 10 months ago

There is a gap on the kitchen wall and the bench. I want to seal the gap. Also I want to re-seal Kitchen area. (taking off old seal and apply new seal). Kitchen area is about 300cmx330cm.

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Cupboard

Posted 1 year ago

assemble and mount a flat pack cupboard in laundry

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Clothes line etc

Posted 3 months ago

Hi. We would like our standard fitted clothes line removed and a pull out one installed. Also a large outdoor mirror hung. Possibly also other quick jobs. Best Sean

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Eltham Road maintenance

Posted 4 months ago

GirlGuiding NZ has a property in Blenheim 36 Eltham Road or corner Eltham Road and Rogers Street, we have girl meetings held here weekly and over the past year we have some maintenance requirements of an external single door (not main entrance) in wet weather conditions water pooled under the door causing the chipboard flooring swell /damaged needs to be replaced sheet at internal floor at exit along with a seal on door as a solution to prevent future damage. We do have a local Facility Co-or...

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14 Villa complex - lots of little jobs - ongoing work

Posted 1 year ago

I need a Handyman that can do a wide range of household repairs. From installing new door handles, to paving - if you can do it, then I need you! It will be on-going work, no set times and maybe the odd emergency call.

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Electrical connection of lightbulb is stuck in socket

Posted 1 month ago

I went to change a light bulb and whilst unscrewing it, the main lightbulb came out but the base/connection of the lightbulb remained in the socket. Ladder is required to get remainder of lighbulb out of the socket so the bulb can be changed

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Help with putting up shelves , the garden, general handy-man tasks around

Posted 1 year ago

1. New shelves for the home (we have the shelf units, I think, I just don't know how to put them up, 2. Help with showing me how to use a lawn strimmer, 3. General handy-man tasks around our new home. I am not practical at all, and need the support of a handy-man to do these jobs for us.

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Property Security Upgrades

Posted 1 year 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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Odd jobs

Posted 2 years ago

Installation of two boot brushes -into existing drilled holes but may require dynabolts or similar. Supply and install two door handles onto store room roller doors. Secure tunnel doors including new handles for bolts

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Line a garage plus other jobs

Posted 2 years ago

Line and insulate a garage plus a few other handyman jobs

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Splashback installation

Posted 10 months ago

Remove an existing splashback and install a new one (polymer acrylic).

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Cartage Tractor delivery

Posted 1 year ago

Need a tractor brought up from Picton to CHCH it’s a John Deere 5525n with 4 x attachments you will need a truck and possibly a hiab

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New letterbox for Mum

Posted 3 years ago

Hi. I need someone to buy and fit a replacement letterbox for my mother (she lives in Blenheim, me in Auckland so a bit difficult for me to do myself). So, will involve scoping out what type of letterbox will work best, and sourcing it from Bunnings or wherever (with approval on cost from me), and then fitting it.

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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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Tipene plumbing

Joined February 2015

CALL NOW!!!! Tipene Plumbing Ltd offer all aspects of Plumbing-gas fitting-Roofing-drainage and more this includes maintenance- trouble shooting- new houses- CCTV drain inspections and clearing- septic cleans- slurry control. We uphold a very high standard of workmanship and will try my best to sought your issue the same day! Call now for a free competitive quote PLEASE NOTE MY PLUMBING REG IS...

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Mitre Ben Construction Limited

Joined March 2016

Hi My name is Ben, and I run a small carpentry business servicing Canterbury and beyond. We specialise in new builds, renovations & hard landscaping I am happy to come to you and discuss what you are needing done, at a time that suits you. I am a Licenced Building Practitioner as well as being a Qualified Carpenter. Thanks for taking the time to check us out, Ben Powley

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Kept Under Wraps

Joined August 2015

We have been in the signwriting industry for many moons and have adapted to the changes in the industry. Our current focus is vinyl wrapping vehicles and we have launched a new business tapping into a niche market of wrapping heat pumps, and anything else you can imagine. We also have a firm grasp on anything else signage from design to installation to anything hand painted. We carry a current Sit...

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Wizards Construction

Joined September 2019

I'm a trade qualified builder with 20 years experience. I specialise in all building works. Wall and floor tiling, leveling and repiling. No job is to small, we do it all. Fast and reliable.

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Civil Drawings

Joined December 2015

hi If you need professional done drawings done for your DIY (retaining walls,garden sheds,decks,landscaping etc) project then this is the right place. Just send in your sketches and get them must presentable As a sole trader you will guaranteed the best prices.

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GP Contracting

Joined March 2013

Hi there, I am an experienced Tradesman with a great work ethic, a very high standard of workmanship and real references available on request. Services offered; Interior & Exterior Plastering and Painting, Roof painting, Cladding, Deck construction, Fencing (Timber, Hardies, and AAC panel), general Home Maintenance and basic Landscaping. Fletchers approved and significant experience with EQC...

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Nelson Handyman

Joined November 2020

Nelson Handyman provides expert maintenance services for homes and commercial properties in the wider Nelson/ Tasman region. We tackle any task from General Building Works (decks, fences, renovations, GIB) to Painting, Furniture Assembly, house water blasting and more.We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quote...

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Gw builders ltd

Joined May 2016

With over 25 years of experience in the construction industry we are small family business of qualified reliable builders with a high standard in every job we face.. guaranteed to please! Specialising in: *Light Comercial *Architectural builds *New builds *Renovations/extentions *Landscaping *All forms of concrete work No jobs to big or small!

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CMT Group

Joined October 2019

CMT Group provides Construction Services for a range of building projects, whether for complete specialist construction projects; such as commercial buildings or school classrooms, to smaller sheds and garages, residential home builds and everything in between. A family-owned and operated company for over 20 years, CMT Group have bases in Christchurch and Blenheim to enable us to equally serve...

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Black Hill Ltd

Joined February 2018

Hi, we've been landscaping and building retaining walls for over 7 years. We take care of all aspects of landscaping, earthworks and landscape construction. We offer a full service on retaining walls from design, engineering and construction both large and small and specialise in hard access hill work. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent service and a quality job and are happy to share ou...

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Shannon carpentry

Joined May 2015

i am trade qualified ,carpenter joiner from the uk , been in the buisness since 1994 which is when i started my apprenticeship have lots of experience ,,new builds ,renovations ,maintenance,, inc,,fitting of doors,locks,trim,[skirt,architrave],decking,internal flooring systems studwalls ,fencing ,traditional roofing ,free quotes inc materials costed in so you get an all in price ,thanks for l...

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Inoutside

Joined August 2015

Hi, I do painting, plastering, landscaping and building maintenance. I am mostly based in Wellington and sometimes in Westport, servicing the top half of the South Island. Free quotes and charge out hourly rates for smaller jobs. Quality and excellent finishes is our style! Fixed prices for straight forward jobs. Estimates capped at 30% for more unclear jobs (ie excavation). I h...

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Gilcro Ltd

Joined October 2018

For all your Re-roofs, New-roofs, Roof-repairs and Waterproofing needs. Residential, Commercial and Industrial Give us a call /mail for a free quotation

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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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Krouger Contracting Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi, we are available to do a variety of roofing jobs from big to small. We are professional, and specialize in concrete tile reroofs and iron to iron replacement. We work hard and aim to complete projects within timelines. Roofline is our main supplier of color steel who we work closely with on other contracts. We offer competitive quotes and complete jobs on budget. We are also available for vari...

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TA PLUMBING SERVICES

Joined January 2020

I started plumbing 15 years ago, I have a broad experience but enjoy maintenance and renovations of residential and light commercial the most. I work to a high standard and try to be prompt and flexible to fit in with the client.

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Rogers Construction

Joined September 2018

Hi there, I am a fully Qualified builder and have been in the industry for 6 years. I am an LBP (licensed building practitioner) so you can have full confidence in me to complete any job to a high standard. I have experience in a vast number of renovations, new builds and fit out work. Im looking to break through as a sole trader and grow my business so happy to take on any job no matter how bi...

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Armoured Fencing & Gates

Joined March 2013

Armoured Fencing & Gates is a small 1 man business who specialises in in house fabricated gates and automated access control. Wilson is professional, courteous and prides himself on doing quality work, while keeping the work site clean and tidy. Wilson treats all sites like it is his own home!

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2020 homes ltd

Joined August 2009

30 + Years in building trade. A Trade qualified Builder and a hard working team. We pride ourselves in working in with our customers and making your vision a reality. We specialize in tricky smaller jobs to complex renovations along with the odd new build. We travel around and can stay on site, with our mobile workshop www. ... .nz to view our work.

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