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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Garden tidy

Posted 2 years 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 1 year ago

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

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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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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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New Letterbox

Posted 3 months ago

Need a new letterbox installed

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Pre-sale final touches

Posted 2 months ago

We have two bathroom mirrors that require hanging and toilet roll holders to be fixed ahead of the sale of our property. Materials provided. Needs to be completed by 27th March.

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Odd jobs

Posted 7 months ago

Railing put on deck 2 Steps for deck ( use sleepers) Rotten boards on 2 windows replaced Skirting on one wall replaced Cover built for meter board Chimney above roof painted Eaves on one wall painted Aluminium bathroom window replaced with wooden one

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Fascia work

Posted 2 years ago

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

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St john Masterton shop fit out

Posted 7 months ago

Dressing room to be built odd jobs shelving installed

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Anette Kingdon

Posted 1 year 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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Increase size of internal manhole and build new external manhole

Posted 1 year 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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Repair,clean and paint wooden fence

Posted 6 months ago

As mentioned,repairs to a wooden fence,prepare for painting and painting.Quote please.Have no idea of the cost of the job.

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Uninstall 2 2

Posted 4 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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A few odd jobs

Posted 1 year 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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Painting and sanding

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Hang internal door

Posted 7 months ago

Require internal hinged door for wardrobe hung.

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Weatherproof window

Posted 3 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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Handyman

Posted 2 years ago

refresh gravel; build garden shed, other odd jobs

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Clean gutters please!!

Posted 1 year 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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Uninstall 2

Posted 4 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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Recent handymen reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Clean gutters please!!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

St john Masterton shop fit out

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Pre-sale final touches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clean gutters please!!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

St john Masterton shop fit out

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Pre-sale final touches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th April 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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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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Dr Tree

Joined March 2020

Hi there, I've been working in the industry as an Arborist and Landcaper for over 15years. No job to small. Get a free quote today. You will be surprised how competitive our prices are.

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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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ONCORE MANAWATU

Joined April 2020

Home Maintenance in Palmerston North Oncore’s Palmerston North team is happy to support you with any and all property maintenance and repair work you need! Oncore is New Zealand's leading team for residential and commercial repairs, maintenance, insurance work, and installations. The Oncore process ensures your project is delivered to a high standard, on time and within your budget. From...

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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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adpainting

Joined May 2010

Hi there my names Arron Pahl and ive been painting for 15 years interior and exterior and i am willing to do free quotations no job too big or small. Very reasonable prices and cheaper than most trade painters. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

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DG Roofing & Building

Joined November 2018

We understand your problem/requirement accurately and then we discuss with you the solution to your problems/ We discuss the right approach to achieving your requirements. If you agree for us to proceed, we do our job at cost, in a satisfactory timeframe and highest possible quality and value for you... Try us and you will not regret.

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Valley Landscaping and Property Maintenance LTD

Joined January 2019

I Have been completing Landscaping, property maintenance and general construction projects as a business to a high standard for three years now whilst working towards a nursing degree. I am very professional and hardworking and pride myself on honesty and quality.

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Holmes Renovations

Joined March 2015

Hi, I'm a professional home renovator specialising in whole house renovations. When I don't have a house on the go I like to fit in smaller jobs to keep myself busy. If you want someone who is reliable, hard working and takes pride in their work, then I'd be happy to help.

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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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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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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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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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WaiBuild

Joined November 2016

We are based in the wairarapa and are a building and electrical company. We specialise in all building repairs and renovations of older properties including heat pump installation. We work with local businesses, landlords, homeowners and property managers. We are open and honest about our abilities and workmanship some of our work can be seen on our Facebook and internet page that is currently bei...

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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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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

We do building/painting/plaster and landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We strive on going above and beyond for our clients. So please feel free to get in touch for any up coming project we can help you with thanks.

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Carpentry & Civil Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, my name is James Palmer and I'm the managing director of Carpentry and Civil Ltd. I've been in business since 2012 and have a reputation for quality workmanship. I pride myself on doing a quality job for a fair price. I believe I have excellent communication and will work with you to get your job done safely and efficiently. I have vast knowledge in experience across multiple trades and want...

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Acquired Taste Limited

Joined January 2016

Hi I have been owner/operating my Property Improvement/ Maintenance business for 4 years and have completed various large landscaping and maintenance projects. These include building sheds, timber fencing, decks, boxed garden construction, paving, laying concrete paths and driveways. External and internal painting including wallpapering. I am certified to work at height using a harness for roof p...

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Masterton Maintenance Man

Joined February 2017

Hi, I've been renovating homes for 20 years now, and now specialise as a handyman tackling most jobs. I can tile, paint, wallpaper, re-clad houses, fix locks, spruce up gardens, replace, repair and re-stain decks and patios. I can also repair or replace gutters, and clean up the outside of properties. No job too small, but a minimum of two hours (make a list of the jobs) when I arrive. RENTAL PR...

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