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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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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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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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Homeowners Guide to Summer Proofing Your Deck

Posted 23/02/17

Our skin isn't the only thing that needs to protecting from the harsh New Zealand sun, our decking needs to 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

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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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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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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 Bosh 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 Bosh 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

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

Garden tidy

Posted 1 year ago

Have grass clippings and soil to move across paddock fence line to corner area. Probably about an hours work with a small digger

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Fix door handle

Posted 2 months ago

A push button lock type toilet door handle is needing fixed or replaced

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J9

Posted 2 years ago

I need someone to fit 5 door handles . There is old fashioned wooden round ones at the moment and I wanting to put more modern ones on . I have the door handles with me. Thought it be an easy job which it would be if I had the right drills etc.

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Increase size of internal manhole and build new external manhole

Posted 5 months ago

We need to insulate our farm cottage, but need to do two things first: 1. Increase the size of the internal manhole (it is currently slightly smaller than standard) 2. Make a new manhole access to the underfloor space. (We think the original may have been covered by a new deck) Location is very handy to Masterton

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A few odd jobs

Posted 10 months ago

Re-hang internal doors on opposite side, put up shelving, put dryer on wall and install vent, fix leak in roof, and coverage from front porch to carport (approx 1m x 5m), install guttering on carport and cat-enclosure, re-do all window latches, install back door handle/lock, install new front door handle/lock, other odd jobs. Don't have all the componentry yet, so not everything can be done yet.

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Weatherproof window

Posted 2 years ago

I need a weatherproof capping placed above a window to stop a leak as soon as possible please. A quick & simple job I think.

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Service Water Pump and fit timing device

Posted 6 years ago

I have a water pump that is activated by a mercury switch when my header tank needs topping up. The pump hasn't been serviced for a while and it also has a habit of going off in the quiet hours. I would like someone to come and service the pump and fit some sort of timing device that will stop it from activating while I'm trying to sleep :) Mike

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Completion of renovation of house

Posted 6 years ago

We need the following work to be finished: Installation of a new bathroom, internal door frames and fitting of doors, affixing of skirting boards, architraves and scocia. Laying of 6mm flooring over an existing floor. May also include to fitting of a new kitchen. This is a labour only job as we have or will supply all of the materials and have most if not all power tools needed. Would suit either a qualified builder or builders labourer. The hard work has been done. I can provide more inform...

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Mount 65" TV

Posted 4 years ago

Needing a 65" TV mounted on the wall

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Uninstall 2 2

Posted 3 years ago

We want to uninstall four TVs mounted on a bracket and suspended from the ceiling. The work needs to be done early morning or late at night. All of these four TVs which needs uninstalling are at the same location/venue. The uninstallation work needs to be done asap

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Painting and sanding

Posted 1 year ago

Sand and paint fascias on my house maybe having to replace a couple of rotten ones as well

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Clean gutters please!!

Posted 4 months ago

Please can you come and clean the gutters on my 2 storey house. We have concealed guttering and need them cleaned before the next big rain. I am in Wainuioru, 18 minutes outside Masterton.

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Fascia work

Posted 1 year ago

Sand and paint fascias on my house maybe having to replace a couple of rotten ones as well

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Mataikona Carpet lay

Posted 3 years ago

Lay 2nd hand underlay and carpet (on site) in 3 bedrooms. 2 of the berooms are separated by a small study area. 3rd bedroom separate. (approx. 70m2 total). Location is Mataikona - 1hr drive from Masterton. Holiday batch being maintained - old carpet removed from 1 room. Able to assist with removal of other rooms.

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Builder/Handyman Work on Farm

Posted 6 years ago

Sum General work including carpentry & building.

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Uninstall 1

Posted 3 years ago

We want to uninstall four TVs mounted on a bracket and suspended from the ceiling. The work needs to be done early morning or late at night. All of these four TVs which needs uninstalling are at the same location/venue. The uninstallation work needs to be done asap

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Woodburner weld

Posted 4 years ago

The seam on in side a wood burner has split and needs to we welded. It is easily accessible as the fire bricks have been removed and the surfaces are clean (rust free). I need someone with a portable mig or arc welder to repair the split (100mm long). The Wood burner has a wet back attached so will need to be welded with out removal.

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Handyman

Posted 1 year ago

refresh gravel; build garden shed, other odd jobs

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Anette Kingdon

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there, I need someone to do some minor repair work at a rental property in Masterton. Property is tenanted. Please see attached photos. · Towel ring needs to be attached to the nearest stud, and the wall made good. · Kitchen cupboard is sagging because one hinge is broken. This hinge needs to be replaced. (Two of the photos show the broken hinge and a good hinge, just to highlight how the broken one has come undone). A new hinge is available from Mitre 10 Mega. Re. paint t...

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Uninstall 2

Posted 3 years ago

We want to uninstall four TVs mounted on a bracket and suspended from the ceiling. The work needs to be done early morning or late at night. All of these four TVs which needs uninstalling are at the same location/venue. The uninstallation work needs to be done asap

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Find Handymen in Masterton

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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Framework Building and Carpentry

Joined February 2018

I am a qualified builder and LBP who has been working on high end homes for the last 16 years mixed in with some light commercial. I have recently been working as a project manager for a prominent NZ housing company so am well equipped and able to manage your entire project be it large or small, to an efficient timeline. No job is too small so give me a call to let us help you turn your dreams i...

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DnR Contracting

Joined April 2019

We specialise in the smaller jobs the big building companies have no time for. We do most things and have over 25 years joint experience in the building industry. We pride ourselves on providing a fantastic service so you will he happy to recommend us to others.

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Wilson Contracting

Joined June 2017

Hi i have been building for just over 10 years with most work being architectural new builds with the last 2 years being in comercial interior fitouts. I am trade qualified and have been for 5 years. I am very fussy with detailed work and have a huge amount of pride in my work. No job is to big or to small and i have very competitive rates.

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Hay Decorator

Joined September 2017

hey i have been painting my whole adult life and the last few years i have been working for myself, i promise i can beat any quote and quality in the wellington and kapiti coast area. I cover all types of painting work and go the extra mile to make the job look amazing,Im a very clean and tidy painter, give me the chance i promise you will be more then happy with the outcome.

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Kitchen projex 2007Ltd

Joined July 2013

Hi,im Patrick Bryant owner of Kitchenprojex.We offer a full range of kitchen options from design to completion. We can complete the intire job for you including relining walls and gib stopping.we supply plumbing an electrical schdules to work in with other subbies. Olso do bathroom renovation and timber joinery maintenance. Thanks Patrick.

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Catton contracting

Joined May 2019

Flexibility - Convenience - Adaptability. These are the values that drive me to perform at my best for a client. Our digger can tackle all small-medium jobs with its tilting bucket, laser site levelling system and pull those akward trees over with its winch.

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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Inside Out Property Maintenance

Joined August 2018

Hi if you are looking for a handyman to do those small jobs around the home or yard I would love to help, whether it’s a sqeeky door lock a sticking window or a broken fence or gate. Laying out paths, garden boxes house washing and water blasting.I can assist. I am a self taught handyman having done many renovation jobs on my own properties over the past 40 years. I am very fussy at what I do...

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Wairarapa Handyman Services

Joined December 2018

Lifestyle Blocks, Residential or Commercial Properties. Free no-obligation quotes provided. Make a list of all the jobs you want to be completed and watch your to-do list disappear. Our work is absolutely guaranteed every-time. Any reason, or we'll make it right!

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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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lionels property services

Joined April 2013

lionels property services , fencing new &repair, retaining walls, painting, water blasting, yard clearing, rental cleanups, chainsaw work, and much more etc

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Cameron Construction

Joined March 2017

Hi I am a trade professional with over 10 years of experience in the trade. Most of my time has been spent on major home renovations and architecturally designed new builds. The rest of my experience is in low scale new builds and general building projects such as decks, fencing, maintenance and repairs. I take pride in my work and can offer competitive quotes with a high quality of workmanship.

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Jason Lange Property Maintenance

Joined May 2019

I've been in the construction industry for over 20 years. I have a large tool kit and complete varied work. I am keen to look at your job and give you a quote. Cheers

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Deluxe Trade Services

Joined August 2017

Hi there, Deluxe Trade Services (DTS) specialises in house renovations and the finishing trades. We are a customer focused team and everything we do is to a professional standard no matter what the job. We offer a vast variety of trades from the beginning of the job right down to the paint finish. We promise that you will be 100% satisfied with our services and leave you feeling secure and happy w...

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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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sharay limited

Joined October 2017

Welcome all. As a small business our focus tends toward general handyman repair roles ,garden weeding/tidy up,and home ventilation install/sale with expert advice available .Our goal is your satisfaction so help us help you.Thanks.

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Handyman Kyle

Joined January 2019

Hi, I’ve been involved in landscaping/gardening/general household jobs for the last few years. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completions. Take pride on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget.

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Water and Gas Plumbing ltd

Joined April 2015

Water and Gas Plumbing LTD are one of the largest maintenance based plumbing companies in the Greater Wellington Area specializing in all aspects of plumbing, gas fitting, drain laying, roofing and building maintenance. We use the most advanced technology in the market to effectively diagnose problems quickly. Where required we can respond with the hour for emergency work, having completed over 7...

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MS Construction

Joined May 2019

MS Construction have been operating for 15 years and carry out a full range of building and construction services. We also offer full glazing services including double glazing

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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 . I have 25 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . At present we are manly doing Bathroom and Kitchen up grades New ceilings and cavity sliding doors , all seam to be the go. I also have an airless spay unit for the finishing to...

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