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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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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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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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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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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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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Cape Cod Chairs need refreshing

Posted 1 month ago

2 older cape cod chairs need water blasting and staining. Tightening up of fittings and a bit of sanding also. I posted this earlier this year and then decided not to go ahead but I have changed mind again! If anyone who showed interest then still interested - please contact

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Essential

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, I am looking to fix the following things attached in photos. Please get back to me on ... or email me at ...

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Signage

Posted 2 months ago

I have four small signs, 360 mm x 260 mm. Two are to be screwed onto a concrete post (same post), hence have had no holes made on the recommendation of the sign suppliers. Two have holes in corners, for screwing into wood. Screws will need to be stainless steel / rust proof, owner has many nails for possible use.

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Replace gib

Posted 6 months ago

Cut out existing kitchen tiles and gib and replace gib for retiling Area. ... approx New kitchen bench to be installed 8/6

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TV Wall Mount Bracket Installation

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for someone who knows how to find studs to put a tv bracket up.

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Installing seals on windows

Posted 1 month ago

I need a rubber seals installed on windows, i.e draught stoppers. thanks

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Replace internal doors

Posted 4 months ago

3 damaged internal doors require replacing. The hardware is in good condition and can be reused. Picture follows, please text or email if your interested

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Petty jobs

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there I am looking for a handyman to do some petty jobs like assembling the greenhouse tent I have and some other petty jobs in garden/house at my place in Porirua. Cheers Hitesh

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Various handyman tasks

Posted 6 months ago

I have a rental property that is in between tenants and requires a few handyman task to be completed. 4A Albion St, Waitangirua. Ideal date: Tuesday 8th June, between 10am - 1pm They include: Install new curtain rods (3 bedrooms, Lounge and Dining Room) - rods supplied Install x1 smoke alarm - alarm supplied Replace / fix two wardrobe door handles - not supplied (please see pics) Replace / fix two electrical plug plates - not supplied (please see pic) Patch a hole in the ceiling in...

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Bits and pieces

Posted 4 days ago

Installation of a mirror - 1315mm H x 760 mm W Installation of x3 wall/coat hangers (octopuses) - 70mm H x 60 mm H Installation of x2 signs in concrete post - 260 mm W x 360 W

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House exterior maintenance

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking for someone to do some exterior maintenance on the house to get it ready for painting. Jobs include replacing rotten window sills, replacing a broken piece of soffit, replacing balustrade on front steps, and replacing a couple of pieces of rotten decking board on the porch.

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Clearning Gutters

Posted 2 weeks ago

Gutters (easy access) on two sides of my property need clearing, plus 4 short getters on the second floor.

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Letterbox Install

Posted 4 months ago

This is my birthday gift to my dad - happy to pay a deposit. My parents have a shared driveway with 3 others - their letterbox was broken around 4 to 5 years ago and they have had one sitting on a retaining wall since. I've told him for years I'll get it sorted for them. I'm hoping to have this done the last week of August or First week of September. Would like wooden letterbox and wooden post with concrete into the ground. Will need numbering on it too.

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Fix hole size small

Posted 3 months ago

To fix a small hole in wall with white patterned wall paper

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Gib repair

Posted 1 month ago

Need to repair hole in gib 13cm x 9cm and complete with a paint job to match the rest of the wall. Note: We have the paint with us that was used for the wall

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Patio completion, painting and windbreak

Posted 1 month ago

I have had some unfinished s work that needs to be completed - patio work, and landscaping.

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Roof leakage

Posted 4 months ago

We have roof leakage so looking someone who can fixed ASAP.

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General tasks to help finish renovation

Posted 4 months ago

I am looking for a handyman to help finish some tasks at the end of renovation to get the house ready for sale. Just odd Jobs really. About 4 or 5 days work. Some building or carpentry experience would be preferable.

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Assembly and erection of metal gazebo

Posted 1 week ago

We are seeking someone with successful experience assembling and erecting metal garden gazebos. We have bought two gazebos which are flat packed and now we want to find a tradesperson who is skilled and experienced with assembling them. We want them assembled in the next two weeks. Please see below, a photo of the erected gazebo in the Bunnings store. We have a large back deck so plentiful room for the two gazebos to fit side by side.

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Kitchen cupboard needs to be fixed

Posted 2 months ago

The hinge needs to be replaced and put back together

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 211,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replace internal doors


8th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Install outdoor umbrella in deck


2nd October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck cleaning and staining

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Various handyman tasks

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace gib

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Heat Transfer System

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Clothesline

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Simeona Hallway

Work carried out by a subcontractor

29th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install cat door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Assemble trampoline

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th December 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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Essential Services Wellington trading as Property Solutions Wellington

Joined February 2017

Hi I provide quality maintenance solutions with prompt service and high quality workmanship a priority please read my reviews placed by satisfied customers. I look forward to meeting you assisting you with your needs. Jobs completed on time and on budget.

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Keane Contracting

Joined August 2019

We do it all Keane Contracting is a family run business specializing in a range of services such as: General Construction, Building Inspections, Earth Works, Painting, Concreting, Property Cleaning and Grounds Maintenance. We network with other professional contractors to assist with any specific property maintenance needs you may have, leaving you stress free with top quality results at...

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stevefixit

Joined July 2010

Hi, I've been in the building trade now for approx 20 years. I was a master painter by trade originally but liked the idea of making things so I went into the carpentry trade and qualified. My expertise is designing and building decks, fences and smaller jobs. I prefer the one to one personal touch. I don't enjoy the bigger commercial side of works as much. I have many, many pictures of w...

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MTC works

Joined November 2018

Hi I have just started this company and am looking for the opportunity to get a few jobs under way to show my experience and workmsnship. I have a baeckground in the building and civil industry with works in the comstruction and concrete. If you are intested in a quote please feel free to give me a call ...

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. 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 prid...

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Maintain To Profit Kapiti Coast

Joined January 2019

We are a total Property Maintenance & Renovation Company. Your one-stop-shop for all maintenance, renovation and project management requirements. Everything that keeps your investment livable and structurally sound needs to be maintained and we can do this for you. We work hard to provide competitive quoting and completing all work on time, on budget and to a quality standard.

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RazorBuild

Joined March 2021

- Have been building in Wellington for 7 years - General maintenance, bathrooms, kitchens, decks, fences, renovations and additions - Qualified and Licensed - Hard work ethic

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Brandon Richards Carpentry

Joined July 2019

Carpentry & Toughened Glass Works Awning / Pergolas Decks / Staircases Fences / Balustrades Shade Screens / Feature Walls Flooring Interior Fit out Door & Window Replacement Maintenance

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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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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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Tony's Painting & Building Services

Joined November 2016

We provide a high quality cost effective service for all your home and commercial needs. Exterior and interior painting undertaken by painters with 20 years plus experience. Interior and exterior maintenance carries out by an experienced builder. Happy to quote for large and smaller jobs, Satisfaction is a high priority for us and we won't let you down. Cheers Tony

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JAMES THE BUILDER

Joined September 2009

Hello my name is James and I have been building for 10 years. And I specialize in doing those smaller jobs I am NZ qualified and believe in doing the job right the first time. I have a team of sub contractors that have the same motto. As the building process can be daunting it is my job to help my clients thought this experience, keeping the lines of communication open at all times, because a...

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The Odd Job Guy

Joined September 2021

Hi, I offer handyman services to the greater wellington area, from my base in Whitby, Porirua. I have years of experience behind me, which I use to bring you great quality work, at an affordable price.

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Greig Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

Greig Building Solutions have a vast range of experience including new builds, alterations and extensions, specializing in decks, fences and retaining walls. Our work standard is very high and we aim to deliver cost effective solutions. We provide competitive quotes and will attempt to beat any quote.

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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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Craig Property Services

Joined April 2015

We specialise in small works comprising of refits of kitchens and bathrooms, e.g. fixing water leaks. 30 years of experience in building new houses, rebuilds and completing extensive renovation and maintenance work. We work hard to a plan our work, finish on time and within budget.

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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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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Lately we have endeavoured in tiny house and motorhome builds. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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Refined Flooring WGTN

Joined August 2019

Are you needing your concrete or timber floors done? Give us a call or a message for a free quote, we would love to hear from you. We pride ourselves on delivering quality work and we can assure your floors will be in the best hands with having over 9 years experience in these fields we are here to help you achieve your desired floors whatever they may be, no floor is too rough we have seen it all...

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