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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering handymen related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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.

Clothesline

Posted 2 months ago

Need urgent repairs for clothesline please.

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Install outdoor umbrella in deck

Posted 5 months ago

Need a couple of 100mm nogs installed under deck and baseplate for umbrella installed.

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Kitset playground installation

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, I am looking for someone to put together a kitset playground that was purchased for christmas. I tried to give it a go and managed to put the roof, the ladder and the chair together but got very very stuck on the frame (I may have put it together backwards?) Looking for someone to come it and complete the install! the instructions for the installation are below: ...

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Washer - Norfolk

Posted 1 month ago

Can you please quote to replace a washer - on the cold tap of a washing machine.

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Assemble trampoline

Posted 2 months ago

We have purchased a Big Bounce trampoline but no one in our house has the skills to assemble it! Can you help us? Will probably take an hour or two. We have the instruction manual. We have just moved to town do possibility of future work too.

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Clothesline - Norfolk

Posted 1 month ago

Can you please provide a quote to install a clothesline and remove the old one.

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Moving house - furniture assembly and setup household stuff

Posted 3 months ago

Hi, I am moving house on 13th Nov in Aotea, Porirua and would need someone for full day for following work. 1) furniture assembly 2) TV mounting 3) solor light / door bell fitting etc 4)canvas / acralic painting, wall decor hanging, mirror hanging on wall etc Thanks, Shivam ...

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Lois #8

Posted 3 months ago

2toilet mirrors&3glass shower shelves2b mounted on walls

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Folding Clothesline Installation

Posted 1 month ago

Need a folding clothesline installed on my fence. It’s a Daytek one from Bunnings.

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Leak behind water cylinder (concrete floor and wall)

Posted 3 months ago

Small hole from a leak, concrete may need to be pulled away and filled with Epoxy Mortar... initial quote required first, and/or recommendations

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Hot water cylinder cupboard

Posted 4 months ago

Small cylinder has been recently moved, after a cupboard to enclose it. - many other small/odd jobs on site as-well.

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Repair kitchen drawer

Posted 1 month ago

Repair kitchen drawer as its broken

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Driveway gate installation- basic

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, I need a fence like driveway gate to be installed just to prevent my puppy from getting out. I need something basic and something that achieves the purpose.I need it urgently. Appreciate your help in advance.

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Installed 2 garden sheds

Posted 2 months ago

I need 2 garden sheds put put together

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Cement Board & Fence Pallings

Posted 4 days ago

5 broken fence pallings need to be replaced along with 4-5 panels of cement board. Can give address for site visit to quote job

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Ceiling mount Projector Screen and Projector

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for a person who can ceiling mount Projector Screen and Projector Projector Screen details below: ...

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Remove bird nests from inside roof

Posted 3 months ago

We appear to have bird nests inside the roof causing excess noise. This task would include going into the roof cavity to remove them and attempting to stop them entering again.

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Wall mount dryer (ventilation not needed)

Posted 3 months ago

We’re looking for someone to wall mount a clothes dryer (DE6060M1 F&P 6KG SENSOR DRYER) in our laundry. The wall mounting kit we have is this one - ...Appliances+Spare+Parts/Spare+Parts+by+Type/Cloth+Dryer+Wall+Bracket++Dryer+Wall+Mounting+Bracket+kit/Fisher+Paykel+Dryer+Wall+Mounting+Kit+... /x_sku/03832.html It won’t be vented. Thanks very much.

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Shelving

Posted 2 months ago

I am looking for a handy person to build/ or install shelves in my new garage.

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Assistance with house maintenance and repair work before selling

Posted 3 weeks ago

Painting internal and fencing, patch repairs, general repairs to doors and windows. Gardening, and other general work. Need to be honest, hard worker with a can do attitude necessary.

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 186,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Deck cleaning and staining

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th February 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

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

Assemble trampoline

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th December 2020

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

Install outdoor umbrella in deck


2nd October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cat door installation wooden door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Water tank platform

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Various Repairs

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

23rd August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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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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Goodall MetalWorks Ltd

Joined January 2021

Hey there, I am a qualified Engineer for all your engineering needs, I am also mobile so can come to you. Some of the things I do include but are not limited to . •On-site Welding •Repairs •Maintanance •Fabrication •Gates

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Bespoke Wooden Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2018

Outdoor living solutions: gates, decks, fences, planter boxes and bar leaners to name a few. We specialise in the local manufacture and installation of wooden gates - and other landscape construction work. We also do flatpack assembly (including kitchens). QUOTES : We cannot come and do face to face quotes during lock down, Instead we are happy to do virtual meetings via zoom video or use p...

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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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Reno Man

Joined April 2015

Hi, I have been in the industry for over 30 years. - Installing and designing kitchens and bathrooms. - Landscaping properties - Alterations - and everything in between! My collegue Andrew is licensed so we can tackle any project you have in mind. We specialise in minor renovations although our last project was a 4 month complete renovation of a 1940's house. Your project is in good han...

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Matt Goosen limited

Joined July 2020

Kia Ora, we are the right team for your job. While we mainly specialise in new builds we also take other jobs on, these include renovations (big or small), landscaping, concrete and earthworks. We take pride in ensuring we meet deadlines And ensuring the work is finished to a high quality.

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Elite Building services

Joined June 2010

Qualified carpenter with 18 years experience. Need a quality, on budget and on time builder? Brent at Elite Building Services can take care of any project, be it a kitchen or bathroom makeover, tiling, re piling, renovations/extensions or a complete house build. I will give you a comprehensive quote at a competitive price, also offering project managment services and building consultation...

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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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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general Handyman Work, Gib Board repairs / Click Clank Laminate Flooring / Painting Interior and Exterior / Fencing / Decking / Touch up Plastering / general non compliance building work / Water Blasting / Fitting Doors and Hardware / Skirtings etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of per...

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sharay limited

Joined October 2017

Welcome all. As a small business our focus tends toward general handyman repair roles ,garden weeding/tidy up,and home ventilation install/sale with expert advice available .Our goal is your satisfaction so help us help you.Thanks.

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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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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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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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Newton Roofing

Joined March 2014

Hi. At Newton Roofing we’ve got you covered – from leaky roof repairs to severe storm damage roof restoration to a complete re roof. We have a long history as trusted roofing contractors in the residential roofing and building maintenance sectors. you can rely on Newton Roofing to deliver quality workmanship and excellent customer service. We provide a wide range of quality services for cust...

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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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Blanco Projects

Joined March 2019

Hi, I have been renovating homes & offices for the past 19 years in South Africa. We have relocated to Wellington and happy to extend and continue with my passion / services in the home repairs & improvement sector. Specializing in gib, plastering, painting, insulation, general handyman & maintenance services.

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Datasoft

Joined September 2020

Hello , We have been building timber fences for last 2 years in affordable rates. We provide quick free quotes. We also do Concreting, asphalting, general house maintenance and renovations.We are very professional and hard work to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Waterproof protect

Joined August 2020

Hi, Waterproof protect are experienced applicators of internal and external waterproofing membranes for tiles, decks and retaining walls. As experts in this industry, we will assess your job and recommend a waterproofing solution best for your project. We have over 10 years experience working in the industry and are good at what we do. We are here to help. We also do small tiling work, fe...

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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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Brady Building Consultants LTD

Joined April 2020

For all types of construction projects, ranging from large building projects to residential renovations, can benefit from the services of a specialist quantity surveyor or project manager. We manage all costs related to your build; negotiate for the best materials and labour at the most fair and reasonable price; tender analysis, estimation and contract administration. If you want the best possibl...

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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

We do building/painting/plaster and landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We strive on going above and beyond for our clients. So please feel free to get in touch for any up coming project we can help you with thanks.

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