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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.

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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What Should You Do After a Damaging House Fire?

Posted 11/05/17

A house fire is a devastating experience, regardless of the amount of damage. Your first instinct may be to begin the clean-up and repair work, but there are several key things to work through first... Five things to do after a house fire There are five important tasks for you to do, if yo

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Stage 5 Life Stages Home Ownership - Getting Your Home Ready for Retirement

Posted 30/11/17

Thinking about whether the house you're currently living in is suitable for retirement is an important to consider. Many downsize, but should you?... While your house remains your castle, there comes the time we need to adapt it. Getting your home ready for retirement is all about thinking

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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We’ve mapped out five actionable steps to transform your landscaping dreams to life and add value to your property.

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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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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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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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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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Latest handymen case studies

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

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Living the Dream: Geoff Converted This '86 School Bus Into a Home-on-Wheels

While waiting for the tours to resume from border closures, Geoff prepares for a trip of a lifetime aboard his home-on-wheels.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

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General Repair Work

Posted 10 months ago

The phone jack is pulled off the wall leaving wires exposed. It needs to be reattached to the wall.

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Bathroom ceiling replacement and installation of extractor fan/light

Posted 2 months ago

Replace the ceiling and install an extractor fan/light/heatbulb Ceiling 2 x 2.5 m approx

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Shed repair

Posted 1 year ago

Putting doors back onto garden shed

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Property Security Upgrades #14

Posted 4 months 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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Postbox installation at commercial address

Posted 2 months ago

We’ll need to have a postbox installed soon, probably one large enough to hold small packages

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Garage door

Posted 2 months ago

A large heavy bolt needs to be put in place to hold garage roller door up, old motor to be taken away. Have a description from Nelson doors. Our house is currently being rented, we are living in the North Island. Needs to be done soon.

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Re-fix heated towel rail back on wall

Posted 10 months ago

The heated towel rail has come off the wall as the screws seem to be just into the gib and not into any studs. This is a rental property with young children and the babies are now pulling themselves up on furniture and the towel rail has now pulled off the wall onto one of them. It will need a baton fixed to the wall and then fix the towel rail back up.

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Hot water cylinder thermastat

Posted 2 months ago

I am renting a property and the hot water is very hot and I do not know how to turn it down

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Home Safety Improvement #12

Posted 1 year ago

This is a programme of Women’s Refuge named Whānau Protect/ National Home Safety Service (NHSS). This is a nationwide service that supports our clients and their children in staying safe in their own homes. The work of Home Safety Improvement includes putting window safety stays, replacing glass panels, placing wooden solid doors with peephole, installing solar security lights, changing locks, etc.

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Eggers Deck

Posted 2 days ago

All the grunt work has been done holes dug, Just need bearers and joist framed up and deck screwed down

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Re Glue ceiling tiles to joists

Posted 5 months ago

I have several ceiling tiles that are sagging - in the bedroom and Bathroom. I need an agile handyman that can go up into the roof and squirt No More Nails into the joists for the 2 areas, then I can prop them up from down below. I have the glue and also the props are ready for use. I estimate about 10 meters of gluing needed to cover both areas.

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Replacing rotten weatherboards and few repairs

Posted 7 months ago

just a very few rotten boards that need replacing around my house in prep for painting and repairing a shed

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Shed Assembly

Posted 1 year ago

A flat pack garden shed requires assembly

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3 simple odd jobs

Posted 2 months ago

Require the following 3 small jobs done: 1. Duct existing kitchen extractor fan to outside via soffit (currently discharges into roof cavity). Requires installation of grill 2. Fix seismic restraint strapping to header tank in ceiling 3. Cut hole in dining room floor for manhole

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Bathroom n kitchen

Posted 7 months ago

replace rotten floorboards and replace a shower and some other jobs

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Getting sliding doors to slide

Posted 3 months ago

1. In the lounge there are three door panels covering a cupboard. Doors are on rollers that fit over a metal edging at the bottom and top . The doors easily get off track and I would like the doors to glide instead of stick. 2. A corner wooden unit in kitchen needs removing. Screwed to wall. 3. Bedroom door needs rehanging and check that the door will close across the carpet 4. A small hole (on the exterior of the house). Weatherside needs filling with putty or similar. Mo...

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New fence panels

Posted 9 months ago

to supply and install matching venetian slat fencing in the gap OR strengthen existing low fence and add venetian top trellis. To be installed in front of existing low vertical slat fending. Gap is approx 360cm Finished height 200cm

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Strand board off cut wanted

Posted 10 months ago

I need an off cut of 20mm strand board or similar ... to fill a hole in laundry after a leak. I can only get full sheets. I would really appreciate if anyone has any not being used.

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PAVED PAD FOR SPA

Posted 4 months ago

2.2 m sq Paved Pad built for Spa Pool

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Supply and erect shade sail posts

Posted 7 months ago

Need someone to supply and install two shade sail posts and connect everything up.

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Find Handymen in Nelson

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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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting 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, and Taihape. Our service...

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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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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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Al Fresco Garden & Property Maintenance

Joined May 2013

We are locally owned and operated and our repeat business and many satisfied customers are our greatest advertisement. We do all types of Garden & Property Maintenance, We can mow lawns of any size from a residential lawn to orchards, vineyards & lifestyle blocks. Our other services include tree work, chipping of Greenwaste and stump grinding, and Landscaping. We are also the local agent and inst...

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ProColour Painting

Joined September 2010

Through my company I paint interior and exterior of houses , spray roofs or commercial buildings. I have great people and project management skills and have references availiable in any of the above areas. I aim to exceed customers expectations. I also have access to other top quality tradesman if the Job requires . I am a member of Master Painters NZ . Feel free to contact me for a free quote a...

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ASAP REPILING

Joined May 2020

Hi Guys! 25+ years exp onsite building foundation Releveling & repiling experts when you need that job done asap! Full or partial house repiles/jack & pack) Full or partial floor Releveling Brick veneer & nib wall foundation Underpinning We provide Good Quotes! Good Work! Good Results! It's all Good! 👍

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GJR Contracting Limited

Joined June 2021

Hello, I am the professional handy man. I specialize in anything outdoors from decks, pergola's, retaining and rock walls, landscape and construction along with all forms of fencing from stock proof rural to just what you need in the city. My workmanship is all guaranteed and finished to the highest standard. If you need a large tree cut down, taken away and the stump removed I am qualified and...

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Fix It Fox Handyman Services

Joined December 2020

No Job Too Small. Hands on Engineer. I have built a broad spectrum of residential and engineering items. I have a full suite of skills - fabrication, building, roofing, plumbing, drainage, electrical etc ie classical handyman who does well in all trades. Good tool base. Multiple trailers. Can cart 9m lengths. Engineers built the world.

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Kitset Assembly Services

Joined August 2018

The Assembly experts. Our assembly technicians are trained to assemble all of your purchased kitset or flat pack products. Whether it's at your home or office, we come to you and assemble your products on site and take away all the packaging. Get your kitset installed by the professionals and save yourself the time and frustration. We also assemble garden sheds, trampolines, gym, equipment, fur...

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Built up contracting LTD

Joined June 2020

Hi, we are a small company who strive for perfection. We have a diverse team who have dealt with a majority of renovation projects around the country. Numerous house foundation repairs and house re leveling, our team also deal with restoration projects. We pride in keeping jobs to the time frame. Whether it's one pile or twenty piles needing replaced, even that old fence replaced or a new deck to...

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

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

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Maintenance man nelson

Joined May 2021

Hi Adam here. I've been in the building industry for the past 12 years, building new homes and doing renovation. I am providing a a service of a one stop shop. I can do your building work, gibstoping ,painting flooring, tiles, what ever u want done. No job is to big or to small. For any job you want done around your home contact me

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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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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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NailWorx Building Ltd

Joined January 2013

NailWorx Building Ltd believe in providing first class service and quality workmanship *Repairs & Maintenance *Renovations *Rentals *New Builds *Licensed Building Practitioner Need help completing an unfinished project or starting a new one? We offer competitive prices with a quality service!

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MR BERRY LIMITED

Joined January 2020

I have 14 years experience between commercial and residential construction. I am hard working and all work is finished to a professional standard. I am experienced in most aspects of home renovation and repair, as well as handyman work and all your non-structural building requirements. References available.

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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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rodkohlhase plumbing ltd

Joined March 2017

Hi there Rod has been self employed for over 25yrs has experience in all aspects of the plumbing trade, specializing in maintenance and alteration work Also new housing and light commercial work

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Riordan Builders Ltd

Joined January 2020

Hi, Riordan Builders are a smart established building company in the Nelson/Tasman region. We specialise in all your building needs big or small. We have a very professional and productive crew that sets a very high standard. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and a excellent job done to the budget. Please don’t hesitate to contact us regarding your building project. Thanks.

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Viking Contracting

Joined June 2016

Hey there! My name is Tom and I am the owner of Viking Contracting Ltd. We specialise in hard and soft landscaping, construction contracting, concrete, paving, fencing and decking. Free measure and quotes always available.

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