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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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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

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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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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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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We’ve mapped out five actionable steps to transform your landscaping dreams to life and add value to your property.

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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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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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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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Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Living the Dream: Geoff Converted This '86 School Bus Into a Home-on-Wheels

While waiting for the tours to resume from border closures, Geoff prepares for a trip of a lifetime aboard his home-on-wheels.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

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Install Stein Turtle Shell in 870mm Square shower

Posted 5 months ago

Will require cutting (router) of shower dome, cutting rails (Mitre) and silicon rails in place

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Need gas plugged to 3 way fridge and gas oven in caravan for removal

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking to remove and disconnect the 3 way fridge and gas oven from our caravan so need the gas permanently plugged and electrics (battery wires) disconnected from 3 way fridge.

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Maintenance

Posted 5 months ago

Sliders need replacing on drawers - Hinges on doors need replacing or fixed We are a childcare facility so have maintenance to be done periodically

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Decking repair

Posted 5 months ago

The underneath lining of the 2nd storey deck is rotting and water is getting in

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Bike hooks into concrete

Posted 3 months ago

I have 4 bike hooks that I need to attach to the concrete block wall of the garage to hang the bikes from. Need someone with a drill capable of going through concrete.

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Scraping lino bitumen to restore native timber floor

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I need a labourer to scrape up the black sticky bitumen under lino, in order to restore my hardwood floors. I have a testing certificate showing there is no asbestos. Unfortunately this cannot be removed by sanding etc as the bitumen would heat up and melt. Just needs elbow grease!

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Remove cable materials from roof

Posted 6 months ago

My home has outdated/unused satellite dishes and cable atteni on the roof that I’d like removed & discarded.

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Check crawl space; cover small hole

Posted 5 months ago

I need someone handy to access my roof space/attic via a crawl space door to check there are currently no birds nesting (& remove them humanely if there are). And then cover a small hole in the facia (sic?) where I believe birds have gotten in before. Should take less than an hour; quick job I’d like done before the Easter holiday.

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Door adjustment

Posted 2 months ago

Have just had new carpet installed and the doors need to be planed, 9 Doors

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Mount dryer on wall

Posted 6 months ago

I would like to have a dryer, a vacuum, and a dust buster mounted to my garage wall.

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Deck Uplift and Removal

Posted 5 months ago

We require someone to up lift two old decks, 35sqm and 11sqm, then remove old decking from site, remove old carpet and other rubbish from site and also remove some dirt.

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Reinforcing clear light on front porch

Posted 2 months ago

I have clear light covering my front porch. In the wind it is noisy so I need additional screws added to reinforce it. I would like this done at the soonest availability of possible as it is outside my bedroom, so they noise is keeping me awake.

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Erect a garden shed

Posted 1 week ago

I would like someone to put up a new garden shed in my back yard please. I also have other little jobs like replacing some missing skirting in the lounge, and installing my TV on to the wall in the lounge.

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Preparing house for sale

Posted 3 months ago

Looking to hire someone over 4-5 days to assist with completing a range of jobs in order to prepare house for sale. Full extent of jobs will depend on time available and cost. Jobs include but not limited to: Replacing clearlite on carport Removing internal corrugated iron cladding, insulating and replacing with gib Plastering and painting gib Tidying DIY paint job in lounge Painting kitchen Ducting range hood Replacing skirting board in bedroom Clearing gutters, making any repairs Inst...

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General Fixing

Posted 3 months ago

*Require gardening hose connection *Repair cloth hangers, cloths lines not lock and collapse when sheets are put on *Vacuum cleaner joints easy to come lose Will pay for parts and labour

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Fasten overflow pipe to roof

Posted 5 months ago

Hi there, I need someone to fasten the overflow pipe on my roof to the roof to stop it flapping in the wind. Photo attached.

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Finish flooring in ensuite

Posted 3 months ago

Transition carpet to wooden plank vinyl in ensuite doorway. Install skirting boards

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Gib, plumbing and tiling.

Posted 3 months ago

Not a big job just need some gibbing, plumbing and tiling done. If I can find someone who can do the lot will save me time hiring 3 separate people. Flick me a message to come have a look. Only need two tiles drillied for behind bathroom taps.

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Painting and maintenance

Posted 1 month ago

Exterior paint and fence repairs general repair household

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Waterblasting house paths and weeding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

cleaning high gutters

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th October 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

Wide variety of jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fasten overflow pipe to roof

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Decking repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mount dryer on wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Remove cable materials from roof

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th March 2021

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

Washing line (retractable) restrung

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bike hooks into concrete

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th June 2021

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

Door frames and little house jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General Fixing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th June 2021

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

Clear gutter and down pipe

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd December 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

Fix a cavity slider


22nd June 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

Reinforcing clear light on front porch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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C T Carpentry Ltd

Joined August 2020

Hi, I'm a Qualified and Licenced builder who loves what she does. Specializing in smaller building jobs such as decks, fences, home maintenance and renovations I get immense satisfaction from seeing the end product of my hard work and always strive for a top end result.

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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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Flex Electrical LTD

Joined December 2016

All Electrical Repairs & Wiring. Residential, Commercial & Industrial. Specialising in On and Off Grid solar Installations. Family owned and operated busniess servicing Wellington, Wairarapa and Kapiti regions. Reliable and on time with free competitive quotes. All work guaranteed, no job too big or small.

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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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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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Mondo's Services

Joined November 2019

Hi, Mondo's Services was established in 2007 and we now deliver solutions for home owners, businesses and educational providers. These are trade based handy person type of works. We can also help with all manner of projects from conception to completion or pieces of work that need finishing. Our trades network covers all aspects of construction. Our trades and professionals network covers ins...

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JKlass Construction Limited

Joined September 2021

Hi there we have been building for 10 plus years with experience in high end homes to small renovations. Specialise in finishing work. (Shopefitter by trade) Open to anything, Kids play houses, toys, Man caves, or just a revamp of your kitchen or bathroom. We pride ourselves in doing an A-Class job to the highest of quality. No jobs too small

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Abode painting and maintenance

Joined April 2021

Qualified painter and decorator 17 years experience. The owner of the business is the one doing the job for you. We also do maintenance work as well as having a qualified builder as part of our wider team.

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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting 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, and Taihape. Our service...

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

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

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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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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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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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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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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . We have over 35 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . We do everything from New Kitchens /Bathrooms, Complete make overs, Tiling, Maintenance of Rentals, House Painting Just ask Now with having a Digger and Truck we are abl...

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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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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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