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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Taranaki Region - property safety upgrades

Posted 10 months ago

Kia ora Women's Refuge are looking for contractors to assist our clients to stay in their homes and keep safe. Work will include window safety stays, replacing glass panels and doors, installing solar security lights, changing locks.

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Suzanne 2

Posted 8 months ago

Hi Need a general handyman plumber to 1 replace a shower slide 2. Replace a filter in a smart vent system

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Wall paper stripping

Posted 5 months ago

Our laundry, with 3 walls papered, requires wall paper stripping. The top patterned layer comes of fairly easily. The backing layer needs to be steam cleaned off and the contractor needs to supply their own steamer. A fixed quote is not needed and the job will be based on an hourly labour rate worked excluding smoko and other breaks. The contractor needs to indicate any other charges. This job is in New Plymouth about 4kms from town center. There is additional wall paper in the house that re...

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Shelves. Canopy.

Posted 2 months ago

Corner shelves put up in a shower. Small, simple canopy bolted into brick above a door (4 bolts). Also possibly hang a lattice door.

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Jesse

Posted 6 months ago

Frame for bird protection

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Trim and tidy up x 2 hedges

Posted 9 months ago

Just a trim and tidy up of two hedges

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Screen changing

Posted 10 months ago

We have a stainless steel screen that needs to be taken down and replaced with a plywood screen. This would involve unscrewing the current metal screen and then screwing the new plywood screen on to the wall.

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Fix leaking taps

Posted 1 year ago

Replace tap washers to fix leaking taps

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Fixing holes in door and wall

Posted 7 months ago

I need my door and wall to be fixed I have a couple holes in then

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Angie do lists

Posted 2 months ago

Hanging large mirror Put in door handle Replace window latch handles Maybe replace a door (not got a door don't know measurement maybe a secondhand one) Got no screws bolts parts etc for all above

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Two shelves one small canopy

Posted 2 months ago

Have two glass shelves to go in the corner of the shower. Small canopy (4 bolts) over front door.

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Attach shelves x 2. Attach canopy over front door.

Posted 1 week ago

Require two glass shelves (supplied) to be screwed into corner shower. Exterior canopy (supplied) screwed over front door.

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Clothesline & kitchen sink

Posted 1 month ago

Re-wire clothesline ~6 strands. Check deal on kitchen sink drain -leaking. (Job 2 and 3 of 3 - see kitchen cabinetry)

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Fit ali window

Posted 3 months ago

Replace roller door with aliminium window.Some framing up to be done,flashings,exterior and interior clading

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Building repairs

Posted 3 weeks ago

A bathroom cabinet needs replacing,a water leak probably from faulty roof flashing needs fixing and a repaint of bathroom wall damaged by water leak

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Handyman building work

Posted 1 week ago

Assist to do some renovations and Gib work

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Suzanne

Posted 8 months ago

Hi Need a general handyman plumber to 1 replace a shower slide 2. Replace a filter in a smart vent system

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Replace perspex on awing

Posted 5 months ago

I have 2 windows that need the perspex replaced on the awning.

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Atkinson house

Posted 11 months ago

We are painting our house in the new year. We need to carry out repairs to weather boards, veranda soffit and veranda posts. We are seeking somebody to carry out these repairs and evaluate potential others.

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Urgent - pull up and dispose of water damaged carpet

Posted 4 months ago

Need done today 15 May ASAP Pull up damaged carpet and take to dump to dispose of it. Approx 15 square meters in a bedroom

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 144,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Taranaki Region - property safety upgrades

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

47 Doralto Road To do list

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Handyman needed - sliding shed door maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Handyman needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removing textured plaster - ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trim and tidy up x 2 hedges

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage Cabinets

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fit ali window

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

24th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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TW Building

Joined March 2018

Hi there, I a man your handyman you want. I have been building for 5 years now and have had plenty experience within the building trade. From decks, fencing & landscaping to renovating old villas and building new homes. I am very professional and work hard to meet all your expectations. I am a young hard worker and provide realistic pricing.

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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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Allan Stuart Park

Joined December 2014

The complete handyman service with skills involving rectification of problems within any form of building.I have had over 20 yrs experiance from leaking bathrooms,Gib hanging/stopping carpentry,repairing decks,licensed waterproofer,tiling,painting,roofing repairs + more.I contracted to a major builder in Sydney repairing all number of issues in new builds till I decided to return to NZ in 2012.Sci...

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Armoured Fencing & Gates

Joined March 2013

Armoured Fencing & Gates is a small 1 man business who specialises in in house fabricated gates and automated access control. Wilson is professional, courteous and prides himself on doing quality work, while keeping the work site clean and tidy. Wilson treats all sites like it is his own home!

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GXL Builders Limited

Joined April 2017

Hi, I've got 17 Years Building and Carpentry experience. Qualified LBP builder in between House building at the moment so just looking for relatively small jobs to carry me through at the moment. You'll be happy with my workmanship and my pricing is reasonable. I never start a new job without finishing the last one and I'll always give you an accurate time frame. Get intouch for a free quote. Reg...

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Aaron Collins Builders Ltd

Joined April 2010

Hi im a enthusiastic hard working qualified builder. I will complete tasks to a very high standard and reasonable price, and will always gt the job finished on time and to a excellent standard.

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Webber Building Ltd

Joined October 2010

25 years experience. Member of the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand. Liceinced Building Practioner. Competitive rates for high quality workmanship. Specialise in New Homes, renovations, additions, hard landscaping, Maintenance, Bathroom and Kitchens.

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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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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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Repiling101

Joined July 2018

"101 ways to level a floor" "1 way to do it right" We take pride in providing a professional house, home or building repiling service. Specialising in subfloor fixing/bracing/structural replacement and repair. Floor re-leveling, repiling, building foundations restoration. We strive to deliver a prompt service and Quality workmanship.

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mats engineering

Joined January 2014

ME – Mat’s Engineering is a leading general engineering contractor based in Kumeu Auckland. Established in January 2014, with 12 year’s experience in the industry ME has successfully completed numerous scale jobs, from every day repairs to machinery to turnkey projects for many prestigious clients in all different engineering sectors including: Fonterra, DFE pharmaceutical, Matua Winery, Cooper...

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Elite Painting and Decorating

Joined July 2017

I have been in the painting and wallpapering business for nearly 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 r...

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The Good Job Boys

Joined May 2013

We specialise in all property maintenace. Owner occupied and rental. Gardening, Lawns, renovation, carpets cleaning and new, painting, minor repairs etc. Anything to do with the home and property care.

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Hobo Home Maintenance and Repairs

Joined May 2018

Hi, we specialise in home maintenance and repairs, renovation projects, project manangement and part-project management. Get in contact and we can discuss all the options. Cheers Nick

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Protrades Property Group

Joined August 2018

Hi, Protrades is a solution offering main Trades sectors needed to transform, install and protect customers assets. No obligation quotations with affordable costing plans. Call today to book us for your next rejuvenation project.

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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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Rooney Builders

Joined October 2018

Old school registered master builders. Chris being in the industry for 40years priding himself on price point and good quality works. We can do anything, from project management to everyday handy man chores. Just ask and we can help. We travel all over north island for your needs.

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Quicksmart Handyman Services

Joined October 2016

Hi people, i am here for you to do to the jobs you can't do or haven't got time to do. ie maintenance around the home and section. very reliable honest service. customer satisfaction guarantee. from lawns right through to painting a house.

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Smart Build Solutions

Joined December 2016

I have been in the building industry, working all over Taranaki for the past 4 years. I am proud to be a qualified 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, assisting prope...

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macks aquascape and carpentry

Joined March 2018

hi iv been in the building trade for the last 12 years with a variety of experience in the building trade,landscaping,renovations, re cladd, fit doors windows also do a bit of outdoor furniture and water features,fish ponds and fish tanks and much more feel free to ask me anything .

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