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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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

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!

Recent jobs posted

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

Remove a shed

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have a shed that needs removing (corregated iron sheets removed that are screwed in with hurricane bolts to frame). The frame also needs to be removed. Size is appox 3M x 8M. All materials removed from site.

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Repair door

Posted 1 month ago

A pantry door - fastening is broken. Looking for a handyman to help look after a flat. Have had someone fir a number of years who has now left the district. Could include some maintanence, painting, general minor repairs.

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Building repairs

Posted 6 months 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 5 months ago

Assist to do some renovations and Gib work

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House repairs #2

Posted 3 weeks ago

re-nail a couple of sections of fence replace a verranda floor board re-nail some loose scribing stop a door from binding On vacant inner city bungalow

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Attach shelves x 2. Attach canopy over front door.

Posted 5 months ago

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

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Install a floating wall bolt to the floor

Posted 16 hours ago

We have a display wall that needs to be installed in our store big save New Plymouth the wall as feet that needs to be bolted in and if possible connected to power

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Create accessway to front yard

Posted 3 months ago

In order to make use of our front yard we need someone to remove some trellis, build some stairs from the deck and install some ready made gates as a boundry fence to make the area secure. Work is ready to begin when someone is available.

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Clothesline & kitchen sink

Posted 6 months 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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General handyman jobs

Posted 3 months ago

We need a handyman to attend to the following tasks: 1. sealing a crack in concrete floor 2. replacing 2 x broken toilet seats 3. reinstating a light fitting that has come lose in the ceiling mount 4. repairing a window which is stuck (won't open anymore). 5. reinstate some small sections of gib, stop, and paint 6. remove and dispose of some rubbish from the garden 7. putting out some rat bait stations 8. if you are interested in garden work too then there is also some general secti...

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Replace door handles

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am wanting the door handles/ locks of my bathroom/ separate toilet replacing. And possibly the front door as well (depending on cost)

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Large Mirror to be hung

Posted 1 month ago

I have a really large mirror that needs to be hung on the wall above a couch. Mirror is 2130 x 1145. Needs to be hung properly as it is heavy. would like it done ASAP as I had a guy coming to do it this afternoon and has let me down. 9/1/20 Possibly needs 2 people.

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Angie do lists

Posted 7 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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Shelves. Canopy.

Posted 7 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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Help!

Posted 3 days ago

Need a quote down. For interior paint. I’ve started but time isn’t my friend. Removed wallpaper and now understand why their was wallpaper in the 1st place. Now some Walls Need skim coating Need the job done ASAP cause I’m over looking at mess

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Fit ali window

Posted 8 months ago

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

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House repairs

Posted 3 weeks ago

A few minor carpentary repairs to a new plymouth house renailing fence, porch floor board, trim pieces on house,door not closing, dipping floor board.

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New Shower

Posted 4 months ago

The floor of the existing shower is cracked. We need a new floor and I understand this means a new shower.

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Two shelves one small canopy

Posted 7 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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Hand rail installation

Posted 1 week ago

Need a handrail fitted for stairs inside house along a wall. About 8 metres with some corners. Need it done ASAP due to aged visitors arriving soon.

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 157,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Building repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th October 2019

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

Create accessway to front yard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Taranaki Region - property safety upgrades

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st November 2018

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

Handyman needed - sliding shed door maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

New Shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Repair door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2020

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

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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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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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 19412. $1 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 4 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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mats engineering

Joined January 2014

Hi I'm Mat. I have been in the industry for over 15 years now. I'm a fully qualified engineer. No job to big or to small. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and rates, then completing job on time and on budget. Welding, pool fences, handrails, stainless, aluminum, I do it all.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Elite Painting and Decorating

Joined July 2017

I have been in the painting and wallpapering business for 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 repairs...

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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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deanos maintenance services

Joined November 2013

Hi, My name is Dean I have 20 years experience in the building and painting industry. (Not a registered Builder!) General Handyman,bathroom renovations,floor repairs/replacement,rental property tidy ups,fences,landscaping and House Painting 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! Due to the nature and v...

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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. Professional house cleaning available.

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JAMAP Property Maintenance Limited

Joined September 2017

Hi, we specialise in general handyman, property maintenance tasks and general plumbing advice. We also offer a bathroom design service. We are very professional and work hard to meet customer deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. Give us a try - you won't be disappointed.

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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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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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Callaghan Construction

Joined January 2018

We strive to maintain integrity, fairness and honesty in our relationships with all our customers, suppliers, subcontractors and associates. ​There are a lot of companies out there that do what we do. They share the same what and how. But our clients work with us for our why and our who. We're minds and makers with business sense and creative chop.

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