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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest handymen case studies

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

Repair/replace rotten timber framing #2

Posted 6 days ago

We have identified a small area of rotting timber framing located under a window frame. We need a builder to inspect and determine extent of the problem and repair/replace timber as necessary.

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General labor

Posted 4 days ago

Devanning a container. Boxes weigh 15kg. Rosedale location. Boxes need to be taken off pallets put on a trolley get to the storage unit and stack. We will need 3-4 people. Thanks

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Hang a mural

Posted 1 week ago

A 2.2mx2.5m mural needs to be safely secured to the wall on Monday 14 Oct after 11am. Assume the material of the mural is MDF. Assume the wall is gib. Must accept Credit Card payments.

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Very large hole under stairs needs jib and sealant around edges

Posted 1 week ago

Very large hole in cupboard under stairs needs jib or boarding up and then sealant around edges to stop any air flow

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Bathroom Repair

Posted 4 days ago

Hi, I have a small bathroom that needs to be repaired. The tennents have shifted out and there was a hole in the floorboard due to rot. I removed the bath panel and can see some rot under the bath as well. I think the cause was a hole in the sealent around the bath. I am not sure whether it can be simply repaired once source of leak addressed or the bath needs to be pulled out, boards fixed bath re installed. I also bought a new sink that needs installing. It is an old house so dont need to do a...

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Small job

Posted 2 weeks ago

do help at the back of the house with a water alley (1.5 m) to allow the water to run under the house. Damage to the house has been repaired.

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Gutter replacement , ceiling repair and painting

Posted 1 week ago

Replace all gutters on home Repair or replace some ceiling boards and paint

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Replace staircase baluster and secure rail

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have spare balusters - we need one replaced and the rail secured. The rail has also had a long strip out of the side chipped off (the previous owners look like they’ve blue tacked it on, you’ll see what I mean in the photos) we just want the rail to be safe again so the rail itself might need a sand if it’s sharp also.

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Waste disposal

Posted 2 weeks ago

The waste disposal has stopped working . It needs to be unclogged.

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External venting for dryer

Posted 2 weeks ago

My dryer currently has no external venting. I would like ducting to be installed from the dryer up to ceiling and out of the house through a ventilation grille, to be installed in the soffit. The distance from the dryer to the soffit is approximately 2.5m.

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3 x small handyman jobs

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I'm looking for someone to fix house numbers to fence, screw a hook into garage ply ceiling and fix a couple of other small things in house. 1 hour max

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Hanging an internal door

Posted 4 days ago

This should be a quick and easy job. Need to hang an internal door. We have the painted door, hinges and handle. Just need to drill the holes in the door, mount the hinges and hang the door.

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Bathroom Cabinet Install

Posted 5 days ago

Have a 300mm x 450mm mirror cabinet to put up in the bathroom which has all the screws etc. Unsure as to where the studs/electrical wiring is behind the wall. Therefore would like a professional to install it.

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Drywall repair

Posted 3 days ago

Hole in wall from door handle

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Roof and Spouting cleaning

Posted 4 days ago

We need to have the roof valleys and spoutings of our house and outbuildings cleaned of the Autumn leaf fall and the like. I want a quote for the cost of the job before it proceeds.

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Urgent new door frame install and replacement sliding door lock

Posted 2 weeks ago

I urgently need a handyman that is able to remove an old door frame that has split and broken and replace with a new one prior to Monday 7th when new flooring is being installed. New door is not being put into frame - new sliding door will be installed on far side. I also need a broken sliding door handle/lock to be replaced with a new one that I have purchased.

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Window stays repair

Posted 3 weeks ago

Wooden windows need new stays on. Windows are hinged at top.

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A bit of everything

Posted 1 week ago

I am in need of a handyman all rounder - Able to plaster, sand, paint and fix door framing/install sliding barn door all in my hallway area. My ceiling currently has some textured plaster sprayed on it (it is not asbestos!) that needs to be scraped back first before being sanded, primed and painted. The walls need to be plastered, sanded painted and primed as well - walls and ceiling are to be the same colour and I already have all of the primer and paint. The door framing shown in the pict...

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Handyman / Builder for small repair jobs #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

Repair of various small home jobs - replace rotten fascia board, steps, fix cladding, fix kitchen drawer and tidy up wall

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 146,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Front door hinge replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install shower doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chook run dismantle

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace exterior door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Liza van Wyk

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fit new door handles.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower door that will not close

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair two picket fence gates

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dishwasher Installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stain deck and railings and assemble Briscoes outdoor table and chairs

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

30th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Fit prehung exterior door in frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

last reno jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hand rail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Moving old junk into the bin.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Beach Road Flat

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

A few small jobs!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Letterbox replacement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

small jobs but really needed befor winter

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hang 4 wall-mounted panel heaters

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install letterbox in picket fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Handymen in North Shore

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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3XR Painting & Maintenance Limited

Joined August 2019

Hi, we Repair, Repaint & revive residential and commercial properties. We are honest on time and reliable. No job too big or too small. We also have a solution to suit every budget. For a professional free and no obligation quote do give me a call I'll be looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks. Damien.

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On Time Maintenance Ltd

Joined April 2019

Handyman , Repair and maintenance in general anything wood or steel works . House , gates fence ,decks , soft chemical wash and high pressure cleaning house , drive ways etc

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FOURMARIAS LAUNDROMAT LIMITED

Joined July 2014

Greetings!... My family had experiences in building and rebuilding construction matters as houses since we were in our good country Philippines. I've been here since August of 2013and had engaged in work an fencing, decking, tiling. painting, cleaning, mechanical works, carpentry, landscaping and some civil works around the vast countryside of Auckland. We do sorts of things that meets our clients...

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L & B Construction

Joined September 2019

We have done renovation in houses, painting and decorating, concreting, fencing, and cleaning in and outside the house or offices for 11 years. Our professional, honest and hard working team will go extra mile for deadlines and on budget. We specialise in any renovations from roof to floor and outdoor. We also do smaller jobs. We promised competitive quotes and all customers satisfaction on projec...

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Hand D king

Joined May 2018

Door and window installation, Retaining wall & fence work, Gib fix, earth work, truck and digger hire, soil and concrete removal, driveway etc, demolition, lawn care maintenance

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estate landscapes

Joined May 2016

HI i been landscaping and handyman for 16 years . And pride myself on professional work with a on time on budget . i am happy to provide free and competitive quotes. I have spent 12 years as a greenkeeper . experience in hard and soft landscape , paving , section clearing , and odd jobs around the house .

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Wheelie Klean NZ ltd

Joined May 2016

Professional jet wash cleaning. Whether it be wheelie bins, driveways, houses, or commercial businesses we can clean it! We also do chewing gum removal from all surfaces as well as gutter cleaning, section clearing, lawn mowing and any other odd job that you may require around your home or business. We now specialize on installing the all New Gutter Foam that keeps your gutters clean and clear....

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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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Projects

Joined July 2010

German Master-Cabinetmaker, since 40 years. I think, there is nothing I haven' t made allready. Challange me. Give me some extrordinary job to do and I will do it with attention to detail! Cheers, Franz. (Master Cabinetmaker)

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Shoreline Property Services Limited

Joined January 2012

Shoreline property services are a professional, hard working and reliable property maintenance business servicing Auckland. Whether its a small or larger job, we are happy to help. The types of services we can offer you are Handyman works and odd jobs Painting Property maintenance Construction site clean ups. Property clean outs Rubbish/Junk /Green waste removal. Deceased estate cle...

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MPE Building Solutions

Joined November 2011

Hi Having worked in the building industry for some 40 years we have extensive knowledge of how to give you the best result for all your building needs. Be it a simple repair to full bathroom renovation,kitchen installations, Decks. MPE has the solution you need.We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and c...

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Good Samaritan Services

Joined September 2019

For the past couple of years we have been building up our experience in fencing, decking, paving, landscaping, renovations and handy tasks (indoor and outdoor). Success for us is defined as completing a job to a high standard, meeting the deadline and on budget.

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Bright Mirror Solutions

Joined January 2016

We design, make and install custom mirrors with lights for your bathroom and more ... We plan lights in- and out-door; we supply wide range of LED lights, install and service lights for residential and commercial projects!

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Barnett Retaining ltd

Joined August 2019

I have been in the construction industry building retaining walls for the last 6 years on most of the big sub devisions in and around Auckland and also other various areas of construction. We pride ourselves in being fast, efficient and having a wealth of product knowledge. My crews experience also extends into fencing, landscaping, roofing and general handyman duties. We pride ourselves in...

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Apex Tree Services

Joined June 2011

A passionate Arborist Horticulturalist with over 30 yrs experience Qualified working with plants and trees totally professional all work undertaken hedges removals shaping view restoration etc very competive rates All work considered

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Top Construction

Joined September 2018

Hi there, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 5 years. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We provide ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. Thanks Jack

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Jacks building

Joined July 2016

Hi I've been building for 4 years and just here to do maintenance work for residential or commercial, as i am working full time during the week. My rates is reasonable and I get the job done with time and quality.

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BRAVE CONSTRUCTION

Joined July 2019

Hi, we specialize in interior fit outs. We have been working with major retail companies throughout New Zealand and residential owners who deserves truly beautiful high end works. Together of 30years experience, we will finish the job successfully.

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HaydenWills

Joined September 2013

I am licensed builder with 20 years experience in all aspects of building work including renovations bathrooms, kitchens, new builds, maintenance and repairs. I strive for the highest standard through out all my jobs and will always listen to clients needs and offer advise on all queries. I pride myself on finding the most cost effective solutions for all the big and small projects.

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MPV Building Services Ltd

Joined August 2011

Been living and working out west for over 30 years. I'm into doing it right first time. Satisfaction guaranteed. Dislike people being ripped off. Fully equipped utes for a quick no mess, no fuss job. All debris removed. Hard to find good reliable help these days. In my time I have done a multitude of various types of jobs and projects. Some of these include Walkways, Bridges, Stairways. Various...

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