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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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

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Wall mount tv #2

Posted 4 months ago

Wall mount TV perferably with wires hidden but other options if it can not. Option 1 is backing onto a chimney option 2 is an internal wall

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Dismantle mail box and repair fence

Posted 3 months ago

Dismantle brick mail box and replace. Put in large fence post.

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Clear gutter and down pipe

Posted 2 months ago

Leaves need to be removed from the down pipe as the water is flowing through the overflow holes

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General handyman tasks

Posted 1 month ago

Repair spouting, paint barge boards, replace trim board, general tidy up

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Put up smoke alarms, tv, and dryer

Posted 5 months ago

I need 2 smoke alarms (supplied) put up on the ceiling. Approx 9-10foot high. Also need a dryer wall mounted. I have the brackets that came with the dryer and there is a metal bracket on the wall. Possibly need 2 people to lift as I'm on crutches and cant help. Also need a 24" tv put up onto a wall with supplied bracket.

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Repair work

Posted 3 weeks ago

Repair and paint 3 windowsills, sand and stain wood abive outside windows

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Removal of shed and debris

Posted 3 months ago

A lean too needs removing and debris on property please. ...

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Gibb stopper & plaster

Posted 4 months ago

We have pulled an old fire place log fire out. so now we just need a Gibb stopper & plaster. to finish the job phone ...

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Garden tidy

Posted 5 months ago

Need a few plants planted and soil spread in next few days

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Waste Disposal Repair

Posted 2 months ago

Our waste disposal unit has stopped working. Need someone to come and repair. Engine is still running, but unit not chopping food scraps.

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Wide variety of jobs

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there, We've got a long list of tasks we would like done at our house. These include (but not limited to) : Linen cupboard wall repair Digital lock for garage office Car port roof repair (patching holes) Paint metal railing on the steps (sand and paint) Paint front door white (sand and paint) Rangehood replacement Garage door handle replacement (timber door)

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Repair kitchen cabinet and fix the alarm beeping

Posted 1 week ago

The screws of a kitchen cabinet came off and needs fixing, also the alarm keeps peeping although I replaced the battery

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Strip wallpaper

Posted 3 months ago

2 bedrooms and a small hallway to be striped back to the plaster walls. Actual wallpaper has already been stripped off just paper layer to be removed. Text ...

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Just a general handyman job

Posted 1 month ago

1.Stripping old seal on a door and replacing 2. Placing a new seal on window and a hinge system replacement, ensuring window is operateable. 3. A little touch up paint job.

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Handyman Require For Floor Tile and Vinyl Fixing

Posted 3 months ago

We required a handyman for a few floor tile and vinyl fixing. I am uploading some photos but it's better to come and see yourself and let me know. We also have some other jobs too.

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General Handyman

Posted 4 months ago

looking for a handyman for our Property Management department

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Silicone skills

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi we need someone with good silicone skills to silicone around glass splash backs that are on the wall and also to remove and repair existing silicone around a bath

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Odd jobs

Posted 1 month ago

Number of odd jobs to be completed around the house - wall book shelves to be put up, floating shelves put up, kitchen cupboard fixed, swing installed, also would like an inbuilt desk built and installed if possible.

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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.

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22nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tidy up

Work carried out by a subcontractor

12th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Washing line (retractable) restrung

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

cleaning high gutters

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace old mailbox with new one

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General outdoor fix-ups

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wide variety of jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clear gutter and down pipe

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Washing line removal and installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Waterblasting house paths and weeding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Assemble small k mart furnitures

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Put up smoke alarms, tv, and dryer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th October 2020

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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J H Builder

Joined August 2020

Hard working apprentice builder, focused on client satisfaction. I work to a high standard to meet your requirements and offer competitive quoting. I pride myself on getting your project completed on time and on budget.

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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

Palmer construction is a well established building business with a passion for house renovation and all general building and property maintenance including painting.

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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Reno Services

Joined September 2016

I offer non structural building work and renovation services for investment & residential properties. I pride myself on being on time and getting the project competed within the agreed timeframe and cost.

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Smileys decks and fences

Joined May 2017

Have been building for the last 4 years. Looking for weekend/after work jobs to get a bit of extra money. I will work hard to give you a finished product you love at a great rate.

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lionels property services

Joined April 2013

lionels property services , fencing new &repair, retaining walls, painting, water blasting, yard clearing, rental cleanups, chainsaw work, and much more etc

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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 11 yrs experience. Pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Spent my time Specializing in architectural new builds/renovations. Yet Have extensive knowledge and experience doing everything from repiling to reroofing and just about everything in between. No job too small, get in contact now.

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Rheuben builders

Joined August 2020

My name is Rheuben i am a builder, i am mostly looking for work to fill weekends. I am a friendly/aproachable person and am happy to give you a quote on the job you need completed.

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Gutterman&cleaning services

Joined June 2014

30 years experience on roofs.I now specialize in gutter cleaning repairing and installing,Also i can do house,roof washing,painting and moss,mould spraying.All work fully ... EE quotes,FAST service

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Manawatu/ Whanganui and Hawkes Bay Region regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioner) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope of work yo...

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Evan Kangisher Contracting

Joined May 2010

I am a certifying plumber and drain-layer, and I have many years experience in residential and commercial plumbing work. I do not concentrate on drain-laying but I am also a certifying drain-layer with experience in residential drain-laying. I do not do gas-fitting but have a regular gas-fitter I can call on should I need to. I do not ordinarily supply quotes, particularly for maintenance and...

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G Tanner Painting

Joined September 2016

Hi, i have been in the painting trade for 40 years. Spray painting, wallpaper etc. All work has my personal guarantee. Happy to undertake small gib stopping jobs.

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City Central Property Maintenance

Joined July 2016

General handyman tasks Deck and fence construction Lawnmowing Yard clearing Waterblasting Rubbish removal Pole saw chainsaw & hedge trimmer 6 metre reach Concreting

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Stapleton Construction

Joined August 2020

Hard working apprentice builder, I focus on client satisfaction as well as having a high standard of work. keen on getting more experience and helping out where possible. I aim to provide quick replies, reliable service, quotes and a job that is done quick but right

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Rapid construction

Joined November 2018

HI, we have been doing residential fencing and decks for the last 2 years. while we are specialized in two sectors one being residential fencing and decks and other being plasterboard installs for renovation works. we do other jobs as well, anything from water blasting to minor renovations to verandahs - pergolas and even those small property repairs. we are professional and reliable at reasona...

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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 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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Unit Handyman

Joined June 2020

With years of experience in home maintenance and engineering, we can help with your project with competitive price, no matter how big or small your plan is, we can make it happen for you!

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Andyman Maintenance

Joined August 2019

British city and guilds carpenter qualified 35 plus years, Being doing general timber repairs and property maintenance eg:- windows and doors, deck and fence repairs for the last 15 years for both Corporate and private clients in NZ. I specialize in small repairs that the big building companies don't cater for. Call or email me for a quote. Andy

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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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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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