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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest handymen case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

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

MediBoard installation and removal from Medical Centres

Posted 7 months ago

We have a network of information boards that hold brochures and posters, we need a handyman with great attention to detail and customer service to visit medical centers and put these boards up or remove them if the site is shifting. The jobs usually take around 30 mins, that is • Our builder/installer uses a jig to hold the weight of the main board and ensure the installation is safe, simple, and consistent height off the floor; that is 740mm so that you can reach the top row easily • We use...

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Clean rubbish removal - trailer load

Posted 4 months ago

I have heaps of clean boxes and some polystyrene that I want out of my garage we don't have a trailer $50? Would love it gone today

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Door handle replacements

Posted 11 months ago

Have two new door handles which need installing plus a deadlock, to replace existing handles. Also need a showerdome cut to size.

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Erect clothesline

Posted 7 months ago

I want to put up a rotary clothesline closer to my house.

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Remove concrete from site to free recycler

Posted 8 months ago

We have had a large amount of concrete cut up and would like someone to take it to Jones Quarry where they take it/recycle for free.

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Retrofit pantry shelves for pull-outs

Posted 6 months ago

Need quote for pullout drawers to be installed on current shelving double bay with only back wall and centre front separator wood piece to hold centre based sliders of each draw. Job Time frame no rush.

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Five flat packs

Posted 9 months ago

Five flat packs to construct they are Drawers for kids

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Placing weed mat and bark

Posted 10 months ago

Weeded,new weed mat down and bark al supplied

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Broken gutter

Posted 1 month ago

We have a broken gutter on the side of a garage. The garage is quite high so it will require a long ladder. We do need it done ASAP as the house is for sale

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Remove concrete from site to free recycler #2

Posted 8 months ago

We have had a large amount of concrete cut up and would like someone to take it to Jones Quarry where they take it/recycle for free.

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Installation of balustrade

Posted 8 months ago

I have approximately 15m long area of balustrade to install. I can supply all the materials, I just need a good handyman (preferably with experience in installing balustrades) to install.

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Installation of Bunnings balustrade

Posted 9 months ago

I have approximately 15m long length of patio/terrace on which to erect Bunnings compliant balustrade. I can order the Bunnings product and just wanted a handyman to install it. The height of the teaace ranger from almost 0m at the lowest end to about 1.5m above the ground at the highest point. The old handrail would need to be removed.

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Install panel lift door

Posted 6 months ago

Remove single garage door and install panel lift door

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To install an outside basketball hoop

Posted 2 weeks ago

Installation of an outside basketball hoop for a child

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Refasten iron railing to congrete deck/floor

Posted 11 months ago

I require iron handrail/balustade to be refastened to concrete floor as several of the fastenings into the concrete have rusted and become loose.

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General Handyman, for inside and out, cleaning etc.

Posted 9 months ago

Outside clean up house deck etc/ Some rubbish to dump. Some garden tidy. Some gutter cleaning- water blasting. some outside painting (windows and doors) where possibleI Inside a couple of items need fixing, dripping tap may need replacement (also part of vanity) General internal cleaning, large house. To once more look nice and presentable As soon as possible.

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Door installation

Posted 3 months ago

Need doors to be hung, all hardware provided. 2 hollow bedroom internal doors 1 solid wood/glass entrance door Need help with installing hinges and door handles and trimming doors. Wanting done asap.

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Digging up buxus hedge

Posted 5 months ago

need to dig up approximately 20 metres of buxus low hedging so can plant replacement hedging. Tragically buxus blight has decimated the hedge and it needs to go. I'd really value this being done as soon as possible.

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Stick down ceramic cooktop and reseal bath

Posted 3 months ago

Kitchen cooktop has come up - needs resticking and seal in bath is either come out or mouldy - needs resealing.

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Water blast

Posted 2 months ago

I have a number of concrete walls I want to get water blasted to be ready for painting Plus floor concrete in the entrance water available but a petrol machine would be best as power is only at the back of the house

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

digging up buxus hedge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2021

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 5
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 5
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 4
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 4

Repair door

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16th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

house repairs

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6th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installation of balustrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

concrete slab and garden shed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 1
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

To install an outside basketball hoop

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Create accessway to front yard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Erect clothesline

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Building repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Find Handymen in New Plymouth

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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Handyman Solutions New Plymouth

Joined December 2020

Hi I am an experienced handyman and glazier with 20 years experience in installation and home improvement. I specialise in interior maintenance and providing top quality professional workmanship, whether you need balustrades, showers, or pet doors installed, window reglazing or general handyman services no job is too small for handyman solutions.

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Myworks

Joined January 2017

Plumbing/handyman business. 30 years in the plumbing industry along with all round handyman skills from painting,gardening,and home repair and maintenance. Very professional, friendly with great standard of workmanship and above all, honest and reliable. Plumbing registration number is ... million public liability insurance.

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Smart Build Solutions

Joined December 2016

I have been in the building industry, working all over Taranaki for the past 5 years. I am proud to be a qualified, licensed New Zealand builder. While my work mainly consists of building houses and doing renovations, I also enjoy helping customers with smaller jobs around their home and increasing value on their properties. Building maintenance is also an area I have been expanding into, assi...

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Ayling & Co Ltd

Joined December 2019

Hi! We have been building for over 12 years, and would love to work with you to see your dream a reality. Whether you want a new fence, retaining wall or new bathroom, we can make it happen. No job is to small, give us a call and we can come give you a free, no obligation quote. We are looking forward to the opportunity to seeing the work through to completion.

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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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Jade Hintz Builders ltd

Joined May 2017

From farm builds to new housing and everything in between, Jade Hintz Builders does it all. We offer competitive pricing and realistic timeframes. We have been in the building industry for years and pride ourselves on meeting the clients needs and our attention to detail.

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Construction needs

Joined July 2021

Hi , we are a local crew catering to the needs of fellow taranakians in the home Reno space and new builds from set out to final fit and finish, with a large focus on high end finishes. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and finishing projects on time.

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Robo's contracting

Joined September 2020

Hi there, we are new to Builderscrack and we have 20 years experience in painting houses, from brand new to the very old. We offer free quotes, and have very affordable prices.

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Donaldson LTD

Joined August 2020

Hi, We are primarily a Directional Drilling company, and do earthworks, concreting, asphalt repairs in between. For the last 3 years we have been placing concrete footpaths/driveways and crossing and assisting with building homes around New Plymouth. We are a small crew and focus on the smaller jobs. We take pride in our work and love what we do.

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Elite Painting and Decorating

Joined July 2017

I have been in the painting and wallpapering business for over 20 years. I am metiulous in my work. My clients have always been more than satisfied with what I have to offer, both large and small jobs, high end work or just some minor touch ups. And if for some reason you're not happy, I'll put it right! My aim is for an Elite finish every time and an elite experience. I also carry out minor rep...

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Farm Ezi Limited

Joined June 2021

Farm-Ezi offers a wide range of 'Hire-a-farmer' services to farm and lifestyle block owners. Services range from farm-sitting to livestock work and more. We can also assist with all residential handy-man services. Located in Taranaki, but can service out of region.

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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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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Teraforma Construction

Joined November 2010

I am a builder who does tiling and landscaping when required, I have 15 years experience working in Auckland, Northshore, Hibiscus Coast & New Plymouth.I hold a degree in physical geography and I am very good with structural work. My rates are very reasonable and I work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Aaron Collins Builders Ltd

Joined April 2010

Our family owned and operated business Aaron Collins Builders is a small team of detail driven carpenters. Aaron is a fully qualified Licensed Building Practitioner and a proud member of Certified Builders Association. We offer the Halo 10 year Guarantee to work over $30,000.00. The benefit of using us is that you're dealing directly with the business owner. We work along with you on your proj...

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deanos maintenance services

Joined November 2013

Hi, My name is Dean I have over 20 years experience in the building and painting industry. (Not a registered Builder!) Painting interior and exterior General Handyman,Decks bathroom renovations,floor repairs/replacement,rental property tidy ups,fences,landscaping are my specialties. No job is too BIG or too small!! Rates are structured on a job to job basis.with a quote to suit you!...

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Mr Fixer Ltd

Joined September 2011

Qualified Joiner, taking care of the home handy man project including, flat pac kitchens, painting, fences, decks etc, including sub trade organisation for the larger projects

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication and construction.

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R M Electrical

Joined March 2020

Hi I am a qualified electrician have been in the Industry for 6 years I specialise in Industrial installations, but also have extensive experience in domestic work. I am capable of doing small to medium jobs around the house, I pride myself on my quality of work and getting jobs done on time at a good rate. I am required by law to produce a COC or ESC upon completion of work which has my lice...

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Buildskills Limited

Joined October 2018

Hi, we specialise in home projects and maintenance. For all unlicensed building work of high quality at a reasonable price we are the team. For fences, decks, kitchen or bathroom upgrades or other projects around the home or rental, give us a call.

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