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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 Bosch 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 Bosch 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!

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Remove concrete from site to free recycler #2

Posted 1 month 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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Garage Repair

Posted 6 months ago

My garage requires some attention where damage Has occurred to the frame due to water getting in from trees encroaching onto the garage & damaging the spouting. I will be getting the trees removed Before the job is done. I would like the spouting repaired too. I am considering having a porch/patio area built between the house & garage too if this might interest you.

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House exterior maintenance

Posted 6 months ago

outside eaves on house need sanding and re priming/painting 4 bedroom house with double garage

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Shelves up

Posted 6 months ago

Needing someone to put small decorative shelving up on the walls (8 shelves in total) Potentially take out the fridge casing (in photo) if possible And connect washing machine. Need it done this week (Wednesday, Thursday or Friday)

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Installation of Bunnings balustrade

Posted 2 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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Placing weed mat and bark

Posted 3 months ago

Weeded,new weed mat down and bark al supplied

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Door handle replacements

Posted 5 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 4 weeks ago

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

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Refasten iron railing to congrete deck/floor

Posted 4 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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Five flat packs

Posted 2 months ago

Five flat packs to construct they are Drawers for kids

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Concrete slab and garden shed

Posted 5 months ago

build a concrete slab and construct a kitset garden shed to sit on slab

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General Handyman, for inside and out, cleaning etc.

Posted 2 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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Wood Doors Dog Damage

Posted 6 months ago

Person to do a small job for a good price. Tenants fostering Dog. Separation anxiety when left alone once damage. Vogeltown area.

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Remove concrete from site to free recycler

Posted 1 month 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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MediBoard installation and removal from Medical Centres

Posted 1 month 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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Installation of balustrade

Posted 2 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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Install Shower dome

Posted 6 months ago

Need someone to install our showerdome on a corner acrylic shower. Please only people who have done this before!!

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Removing shelving cubes from wall

Posted 6 months ago

I need someone to remove shelving cubes from from the wall. There are two units (one is pictured below. The other unit is the same as the pic) in total. Needing this done on Tuesday 11 August. I am waiting to hear if these are screwed in or glued on the wall. If they’re glued we may need you to patch the damage too.

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Frames for chook garden

Posted 5 months ago

1. construct 6 flat frames from old fencing timber, approx 1mt x 1 mt, covered with chook wire, to lay on the ground so that the chooks can eat the garden of green plants growing through them, but not damage the roots of the plants. 2. construct 6 A-frames from old fencing timber, approx . 1 mt x 250 x 500 ht, for similar purpose [pics are just an indicator, not exact]

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Little work in kitchen

Posted 5 months ago

Want to put a shelf in kitchen to put microwave on it and want to install little shelf or two where microwave is at the moment for hanging paper towel etc.

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 187,000 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

Repair door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2020

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

New Shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

house repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 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

Erect clothesline

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2021

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

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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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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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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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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd 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, a...

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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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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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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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Simpson trades

Joined November 2020

Hi, I've had an assortment of different trades throughout my 15 years in the trade industry, cabinet making, roofing, shed building, gib fitting, tiling, new building and renovations, ect. I put a lot of pride in my work and always make sure my customers are happy. I am a volunteer firefighter and might get called out in the early morning, this might affect the time and schedule we agree on, I wil...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Donaldson LTD

Joined August 2020

Hi, We are primarily a Directional Drilling company, and do carpentry, earthworks, concreting and asphalt repairs in between. For the last 3 years we have been building homes, placing concrete footpaths/driveways and crossing 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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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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