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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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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 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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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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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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 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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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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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

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.

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.

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 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.

Deconstruction and removal of built-in shelving and cupboards

Posted 2 months ago

I would like to have some MDF shelving and built-in cupboards removed, as well as lifting and removal of some cork floor tiles from garage area. Probably half a day's work for a couple of workers (power drills and/or screw-drivers would help).

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Pergola Essex St

Posted 1 month ago

Replace old covering of pergola panels (first photo) with lightweight timber similar to second photo. Two angled panels each 1780 mm height, 2230 width

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Basic gutter repairs

Posted 1 month ago

We have a few copper gutter joints which are leaky and need repair. The previous owners have used silicone but it has started to leak through this. Not looking for replacement gutter, just a decent fix. You’ll need a ladder as a couple of them are in slightly high places or over outdoor stairs.

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Fix hole in garage soffit

Posted 1 month ago

Damage to soffit in garage to be repaired in one corner

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Fitting a washing machine into a limited space in laundry area.

Posted 2 months ago

A new house needed help to move a standard size 60cm washing machine (front load) into a small laundry area which should fit nicely theoretically but due to the door frame in the way and big sink beside it’s hard to slide it in smoothly (Photo attached). May need to remove part of the silicone attached to the sink so it can give way for sliding in the washing machine, then refill the silicone. Or any other good ideas to try fit it in? Hope to have this done ASAP.

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Curtain tracks

Posted 1 month ago

Anyone by any chance free today to do a quick job putting up curtain tracks in house

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Remove houselot of carpet

Posted 2 months ago

I wish to have the old carpet pulled-up and removed from my house (3 bedrooms, lounge, hallway, stairs to garage, and games-room/store room). Also old cork tiles (approx. 7 square meters) to be lifted and removed. Also some old disaasembled cambinetry to remove from site. Quotes please.

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Internal door replaced

Posted 3 months ago

I need an internal door replaced, including finding the door

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Repairs to ceilings and walls ready to paint

Posted 1 month ago

I need a small section of ceiling damaged by water, repaired ready to paint. I also have had ceiling and wall lights replaced and need the holes filled ready to paint, mostly in bathroom and also small holes in bedroom ceiling and walls. Some are small. The photos tell the story.

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Fence Repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking for someone to repair fence asap

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Light fittings- various changed. Plus some Building.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Have various light fittings that need changing; kitchen panel installed; privacy fence and simple pergola built.

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General Maintenance

Posted 3 months ago

• Building cleaned • Car park swept • Car park/yard repairs • Make good signage fixings I cam email photos is due course • Flashing above roller door.

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Varnish stripping and repainting door frames

Posted 2 months ago

I have some timber door-frames in my house that I would like painted - they would need to be stripped of varnish and sanded back first, then painted. Approximately 10 door-frames. Price negotiable.

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Exterior House clean-up (hrly)

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a couple of odd jobs around a 1920's villa that need to be repaired/cleaned. The major one is the base of the house trellises and boards to be put on/repaired and possibly a deck strip and clean. General handyman work/skill required - does not need to be qualified, just worth your hourly rate.

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Require sanding of doors, skirting and windows sills

Posted 1 week ago

Require the Sanding back of door frames, windows frames and skirting in preparation for borer treatment.

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Basic gutter repairs #2

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a few copper gutter joints which are leaky and need repair. The previous owners have used silicone, has started to leak through this, so may just need a redo. Not looking for replacement gutter, just a decent fix. You’ll need a ladder as a couple of them are in slightly high places or over outdoor stairs.

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Leaky gutter repairs

Posted 1 month ago

We have a few copper gutter joints which are leaky and need repair. The previous owners have used silicone but it has started to leak through this. Not looking for replacement gutter, just a decent fix. You’ll need a ladder as a couple of them are in slightly high places or over outdoor stairs.

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Perspex awning

Posted 1 month ago

Need a Perspex awning and flashing to go over two ranch sliders in sleepout .Frame already secured above main ranch slider ,perspex to be added to this.Other ranchslider needs just flashing .ASAP ,people always home,thankyou

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Small building maintenance job - Westown

Posted 1 week ago

Hello I have a few jobs that have been identified in a Healthy Homes report incl installation of moisture barrier in the sub-floor, insulation top up and draft proofing 2 doors. There is also a small fence that needs repairing. Job needs to be quoted and ideally completed in next 4-6 weeks. Thanks Jen

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Cat enclosure

Posted 2 months ago

I would like a cat enclosure built on my second floor balcony. Not as big as the picture I have attached. I have indoor cats because I live in a townhouse on a fairly busy street. I have a small enclosure but the cats are getting too big for it.

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 215,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

house repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

concrete slab and garden shed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 1
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

digging up buxus hedge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Repair door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2020

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

Furniture move

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hanging tv bracket and electric fireplace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

To install an outside basketball hoop

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2021

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

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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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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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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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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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ProperCare

Joined June 2009

Why choose ProperCare?.... Quality work, Fast and efficient, Great communication (we'll even help with planning) Large range of jobs big or small.

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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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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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Oncore

Joined December 2021

Oncore provides both commercial and residential maintenance and repair services. Whatever the job, your local Oncore team can get it done. From fencing, painting, decorating to leak repairs, heat pump installation, roofing and so much more. The Oncore process has been designed to deliver projects to a high standard, on time and within your budget. From your first consultation, through to p...

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Pave Landscaping

Joined December 2021

We offer a wide range of landscaping and handyman services including retaining walls, fences, decks, lawn care, concrete work plus more. We pride ourselves on quality work with competitive prices. With over 8 years experience in the landscaping and construction industry we work hard to deliver top results on time.

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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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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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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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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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Stoneley Handyman Services

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm just your average run of the mill young kiwi bloke looking for the chance to prove himself in the industry. I have been doing a multitude of trades virtually my whole life. I come from a trade orientated family with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience at my disposal. Where I excel is my attitude towards the work, whether it be new or common ground, I strive to do...

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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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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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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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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. very reliable honest service. customer satisfaction guarantee. from lawns right through to painting a house. i have the tools to do most jobs, and i won't attempt to do a job i am unsure of. being a ex dairy farmer owner, the skills will be useful. referees available too if needed.

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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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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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