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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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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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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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Ultimate Winter Ready Checklist

Posted 30/04/18

Autumn is a great time to get stuck in with preparations to get your home in the best shape and be a healthy place to be during the challenging winter months. Mould & mildew control Prevention is easier than treatment. Check around your house for spots that are prone to leaks, condensation

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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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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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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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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

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

Anette Kingdon

Posted 2 years 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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Pre-sale final touches

Posted 1 year 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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Hang internal door

Posted 1 year ago

Require internal hinged door for wardrobe hung.

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Replace board in roof overhang

Posted 2 months ago

A piece of board in the area under the gutter (in the roof overhang) has rotten and fell out. I need that piece of board taken out and replaced.

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Odd jobs

Posted 1 year 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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Painting and sanding

Posted 3 years ago

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

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Fix cabinets to the concreate floor and tv bracket to the wall

Posted 1 month ago

Pathways we are a service that from time to time need a handyman for general jobs. Hanging tv brackets , fixing things to the wall(units) or fixing into a concrete floor. We do have paperwork requirements to be done before work and need a public liability insurance cert.

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Fix door handle

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Small bathroom repairs.

Posted 10 months ago

Remove timber ceiling airing device; plane bottom bathrrom door.

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Removal and shipping of showroom vanity and basin

Posted 7 months ago

Require removal of a vanity from liquidating business in Masterton. Have found the perfect vanity/basin combo for our renovation (a wooden top with basin and tapware as in pic) and need it to be removed between 17th & 19th Nov at Watermart on Villa Street in Masterton, and then have it packaged for collection by courier, or can drop at Mainfreight who will package and ship to Whangarei. The item is on auction but I cannot bid without a handyman to assist on the Masterton side. Please contact if...

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Repair barge board & painting

Posted 10 months ago

Repair barge board on one end of house, sand and paint both ends of house down to gutter level. Only one end of house need the board repairing.

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New Letterbox

Posted 1 year ago

Need a new letterbox installed

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Pelmet aleration

Posted 5 months ago

existing wall lining to be removed to one side of the kitchen. existing framing to pelmet to be cut and raised to match height of joinery. New plasterboard wall lining to be replaced. room has a raking ceiling so wall height and angle differs along the length. Finish to be left ready to be painted. works ideally completed asap

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Increase size of internal manhole and build new external manhole

Posted 2 years 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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St john Masterton shop fit out

Posted 1 year ago

Dressing room to be built odd jobs shelving installed

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Repairs and painting

Posted 2 months ago

A repair to a section of surfeit and barge board painting. It's an older house so too high for us to get up safely with a ladder. Probably only a days work maybe two.

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A few odd jobs

Posted 2 years 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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Repair,clean and paint wooden fence

Posted 1 year 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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Fence Painting

Posted 3 months ago

I have a fence and trellis that needs painting. Can you come and take a look and give me a quote please to have them cleaned and re-painted?

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Clean gutters please!!

Posted 2 years 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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Recent handymen reviews

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

Replace board in roof overhang

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

small bathroom repairs.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pre-sale final touches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th April 2020

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

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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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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 11 yrs experience. Pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Spent my time Specializing in architectural new builds/renovations. Yet Have extensive knowledge and experience doing everything from repiling to reroofing and just about everything in between. No job too small, get in contact now.

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DRM Building Ltd

Joined August 2017

Hi, we're a small building company based in wellington. We've been around just over a year and have hit the ground running, Completing jobs on time and to budget. Lots of our work has been house restoration and maintenance, but has also ranged from bespoke garden beds to complete renovations. If you're after a friendly and motivated team please feel free to contact us.

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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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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, a...

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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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Zorite 2009 Ltd

Joined May 2020

No job too small or too big. We offer both interior and exterior new, repair and renovation work with a variety of services available. Interior services specialised in Ceiling, Passive fire application, Plaster Board (Fixing, Stopping), Painting, General handyman work including Floating floor installation. Exterior services specialised in Retaining Wall, Garden Maintenance, Concrete P...

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Armstrong home maintenance

Joined January 2021

Hi I’m m Dan and Armstrong Home Maintenance is a small business built on the foundation of honesty and integrity, I have experience in home maintenance, minor renovations, decking , fencing, pergolas, playhouses I can also do custom-built projects. Nothing is too small!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Acquired Taste Limited

Joined January 2016

Hi I have been owner/operating my Property Improvement/ Maintenance business for 7 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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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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DCM Construction

Joined June 2021

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

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Brandon Richards Carpentry

Joined July 2019

Carpentry & Toughened Glass Works Awning / Pergolas Decks / Staircases Fences / Balustrades Shade Screens / Feature Walls Flooring Interior Fit out Door & Window Replacement Maintenance

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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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Hi VizHQ

Joined February 2021

Here at Hi-VizHQ we pride our selves on not just our work ethic, but our ability to exceed our clients expectations everytime. Although we are a reasonably new company, our skillset exceeds most, with over 10 years experience in foundations, building, A+B asbestos and floor coverings. If this sounds like a team you would like to be apart of for your new renovation please dont hesitate to send us...

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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