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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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!

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

Recent jobs posted

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

Cutting a hole in a splash back for stove

Posted 1 week ago

My splash back needs a hole cut in it for the stove and oven electric point before I install it. I'm willing to drive out to your place and bring the item to you, if that helps? Just a small job really

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Concrete pad

Posted 1 month ago

We need a pad of concrete for a spa pool.

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Window and cladding replacement

Posted 2 weeks ago

Replace an existing door with a window (window already purchased). Block in an existing window. Replace multiple pieces of damaged cladding on first and second level.

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General DIY

Posted 2 days ago

Putting up store signs. Shop fitting to walls.

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Installing a door stopper in tiled bathroom

Posted 2 weeks ago

I'd like to get a new door stopper installed in the bathroom of our property. The bathroom is fully tiled so I suspect it will have to be drilled into the tiles. There was a door stopper, but it broke off. It looks like the previous installer used some sort of plate to reinforce, but it looks untidy. We could either go for a floor mounted one (...... ) or something like this air cushioned one (...... ).

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Need to fix few things at kitchen

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi There, Recently installed kitchen, Need to fix a few thngs 1) Mounth ranghood 2) Level kitchen 3) Mounth an cupboard. Please see photos

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Wooden stand

Posted 4 weeks ago

wooden stand fore washing machine

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Barrowing scoria to a retaining wall from trailor

Posted 3 weeks ago

There will probably be two-three trailer loads. I am assuming 2-3 hours work. moving Scoria from trailor around deck to back of the house to retaining wall.

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Replacing drain pipe to run onto scoria

Posted 1 week ago

Have afrench drain which runs into a pipe that is blocked and needs replacing .trench is 300 deep approx 8 metres long , already partially dug up. Would like it replaced by a solid 100 pipe laid on scoria and running into soak hole that needs to be redug and filled with scoria.Also would like the surface on top to be layered with small stones to help general drainage. Estimate 2 days work ?

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Installing a door and door handle

Posted 6 days ago

We have a rumpus room that has no door. We would like to make a room more private therefore we would like someone to install a door and a door handle.

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Kitchen cupboard

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need to drill a corner kitchen cupboard back on as it’s completely come off

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Washing machine stand

Posted 1 month ago

i need a wooden stand fore washing machine

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Handyman - several jobs

Posted 1 month ago

Job 1). Fix the window. One of the joints have come off. May need to replace part. Job 2). Replace bottom door holder. (New part required). Job 3). Replace a new door knob lock. (New part required) Job 4). Diagnose problem with shower tap leak PLEASE QUOTE for the whole job (not hourly rate) and also inclusive of GST. Also, looking for someone to come tomorrow if possible (Tuesday 23rd June) between 9.30am to 12

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Mould build up on ceilings

Posted 1 week ago

Mould build up on ceilings in 1 bedroom in house. Suspect it might be to do with guttering.

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General household

Posted 3 weeks ago

Guttering & roofline clearing

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Building jobs

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need someone to do help with the following please: - replacing a timber post under my house which appears to have been infected in the past by borer; -Sealing a small gap between the vertical fibre cement board and block in the roof; and -Help opening up some windows which have been sealed shut

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Sealing gap between wall and duct

Posted 1 month ago

We have a range hood vented through wall in the kitchen, the hole on the wall for the duct is not perfectly matched, there are gap around the duct on the wall, and I would like to seal the gap properly.

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Cut and install perspex panel

Posted 1 month ago

Cutting and fitting a Perspex panel on to a football dug out. Will require measuring and cutting the Perspex panel and installing to the existing structure. Approx 2 hours work I guess, looking for someone who can do this before Saturday (27th June)

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Take down existing dryer and hang new dryer

Posted 1 month ago

We have purchased new Fisher & Paykel 7KG vented dryer. We would like it installed in place of our old Simpson dryer. Instructions can be found online (DE7060P & DE7060G Models) Have included photos of new and old dryer.

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Hanging Pictures / artwork and Mirror

Posted 2 weeks ago

We would like someone to professionally hang our art work and family photos, plus one large mirror approx 1200 x 900. we would like the mirror to be fixed with proper wall anchors as its heavy. There is a total of 19 pieces to hang including the mirror. I have enough picture hooks but will need to get the fixtures for the mirror. The way the mirror is fixed is by sitting on two screw heads. the srew heads will need to be screwed into the suitable gib anchors, unless the studs will line up....

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 168,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Install Pull-up Bar

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

repair to wooden railing by concrete steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

TV Wallmount and Letterbox Installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Reliable Handyman required - Takapuna

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th March 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Handy man required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House Repair Maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Handyman / woman required for general ongoing rental property maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pool fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Attach slimline rangehood canopy (non-vented)

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installation of Digital Lock and Deadbolt Lock #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Enclosure

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sealing gap between wall and duct

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Handyman Assistant/Labourer

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Sanders back porch paint job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Labour only - Unload Storage box

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

19th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix low retaining walls in garden


27th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chop and stack

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

fix Internal Door handle

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hanging Pictures / artwork and Mirror

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fixing dents on wall and door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2020

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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BUC Ltd

Joined April 2017

We are a small family owned and operated business. We specialise in the smaller, more intricate demolition and refit work needed for elite refits. Our scope of work ranges from clearing small office spaces for refitting, renovations, through to total building demolition. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, efficiency and competitive rates. We are also able to work in with the challenges...

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Mike's Flooring Prep

Joined October 2019

Supplier/Installer of Carpet/Carpet tiles/ Vinyl planking/Laminates. Uplifting of carpet, vinyl, floor Grinding and Preparing the floor for new. Leveling.

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iSparky

Joined January 2020

I have been in the industry for more than 10yrs, NZ Qualified, NZ Registered Electrician. Very active to handle big or small jobs, work on budget and time frame. I am proud of what I'm doing from *builders temporary power supply, *renovation up to a new build, *modern kitchen rewiring, *oven, stove, hood, dish washer, hot water cylinder install repair and maintenance, *swtichboard upgrade...

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Z Maintenance

Joined July 2020

From the smaller day to day repairs and ongoing maintenance through to major works and upgrades, Z Maintenance can manage all your home & business maintenance needs. We take care in preparing your property on behalf of business owners, property managers and real-estate agents to look and function at its best. If you are in the process of selling, renovating, moving sites, commencing or ending...

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Built up contracting LTD

Joined June 2020

Hi, we are a small company who strive for perfection. We have a diverse team who have dealt with a majority of renovation projects around the country. Numerous house foundation repairs and house re leveling, our team also deal with restoration projects. We pride in keeping jobs to the time frame. Weather it's one pile or twenty piles needing replaced, even that old fence replaced or a new deck to...

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Goliath Coatings NZ

Joined July 2020

We are a specialized coatings company dealing mainly in anti-slip coatings that are clear and do not change the colour of the substrate being coated. This includes surfaces such as driveways, patio decks, tiles, stairs, bare concrete floors etc...

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Qikfix

Joined June 2019

Hi, I have been building new house and renovating old ones for last 3 years. I also do all kind of handyman and one off jobs. I am a very hard working individual who likes satisfying clients with quality and budget work. I am new on this website so don't have any ratings in case if you're wondering..

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Aquapointplumbing Ltd

Joined June 2020

Hello we are a Certifying Plumber/Drainlaying and Waterproofing Company with other services on board such as Property Maintenance, General Handyman tasks, unblocking of drains, CCTV and Thermal Equipment to see the condition of your drain to advise correct information to you. We also specialise in Roof, Skylights, Damp Proofing other Weatherproofing Repairs. If you have any moisture or da...

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Cranberry Property Services

Joined April 2019

Cranberrys is a family run building company that has been operating Auckland wide for the last 15 years , We get stuck into small to medium jobs, we have a Licenced building practitioner so can do restricted building works but choose to stay away from that as it gets in the way of our smaller works, we leave the extensions and council consented works to the big boys. We currently have 4 hard w...

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Pro UP Renovations

Joined August 2015

Hi, we have been operating since 2014 providing good quality job with affordable prices. Due to it, we can proudly say that we are one of the top tradies around. Check our reviews over hundreds jobs completed only for Builderscrack and let it speak for our selves.

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Quick Fix Handyman

Joined April 2019

Odd jobs piling up around the house? Or selling your house or renovating it. We can do it all Install, maintain, repair, clean and paint to a finish. Hire a handyman to get it all fixed or maintained. Free Quotes on, whether it's ; Computer repairs, Furniture repair, Appliance, TV HiFi setup installation, Fix & Maintenance, TV Antenna and Dish (Diagnostic, Installation & Repair) Plumbin...

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GI & GM Contacting

Joined February 2020

Hi We have a team of builders/electricians/landscapers and handyman to handle all small to large projects around Auckland -Waikato Our director Greg has been Qualified building/site Manager for the last 10 years Our co-director Grant has Been a Qualified Electrician for the past 10 years We pride ourselves in doing a high quality job and clean and tidy work environment.

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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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Handy Bro Services

Joined July 2016

We specialise in home or room renovations, but can also do most household general repairs. We take great pride in our work and offer good value for money and quality.

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Tupous Contracting Services

Joined March 2018

We do concrete/metal driveways and footpaths, timber/brick fencing, pavings, all stone works, trenching, land contouring, site clearing and preparation, retaining wall, stump removal and basic landscaping.

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PHS

Joined January 2012

Specialising in the repair and replacement of timber windows and doors, we know how to make your timber joinery perform as intended. Providing a pragmatic, customer oriented service, we repair, build and fit quality replacement windows using time- proven methods and quality materials to maintain and enhance the value and appeal of your home. We travel throughout the greater Auckland area and do...

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LDW Build&Maintenace

Joined April 2019

Hi We specialise in general property maintenance, external carpentry to the smaller finishing jobs and internal carpentry if your property needs to go on the market or you need to tidy things up cost effectively before renting out or simply just need work done on your property then don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are a small locally owned business and very professional we pride ourselves...

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Italianskill

Joined May 2019

Hi, I'm a professional handyman with 25 years of experience in constructions. I'm specialised laying timber flooring, building fences, deckings, interior and exterior painting jobs and I can do from fixing to building/renovation and extension jobs.

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Marama Builders

Joined September 2019

Hi there, We' ve been building for the last 7 years. We do all sort of works , new build, renovations, property maintenance , decking and Fences. We are qualified builders (LBP) , very professional and work hard to complete jobs on time and on budget.

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All Handyman Works Ltd

Joined August 2014

All garden design and maintenance by experienced gardeners. We work at affordable prices and leave you with a garden area you can enjoy for all seasons. We are experienced with Installation of All Garden types, Including Vege Gardens/ Hedges/Tree Work/ Pruning/ Extensive Weeding/Spraying/ Basic Landscaping/. We are experienced with design setups for maximum visual impact for events as well. Any...

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