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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest handymen case studies

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Cement Board & Fence Pallings

Posted 5 months 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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Kitset playground installation

Posted 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

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Putting shelving into wardrobe & a few other small jobs

Posted 2 months ago

We need wooden shelves put into a wardrobe to make it into a storage cupboard - and a few little tasks like making doors close properly.

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Replace internal doors

Posted 5 days 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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Letterbox Install

Posted 1 week 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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Rusted window hinges.

Posted 4 months ago

I have several windows which have rusted hinges that require replacing. Some window frames require easing to close smoothly. Any rot will need to be remedied to be ready for painting.

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Assistance with house maintenance and repair work before selling

Posted 6 months 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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Folding Clothesline Installation

Posted 7 months ago

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

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Installation of new clothes against side of house

Posted 3 months ago

We need a new clothesline installed on the side of our side. Photos shows the location and a similar type of clothesline to install

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Replace one toilet sheet after new flooring

Posted 4 months ago

We already remove toilet sheet Laminate flooring will be done this Wednesday, can anyone put toilet sheet back this Thursday or Friday

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Kitchen cabinet remove old install new (will be delivered assembled)

Posted 2 months ago

Kitchen cabinet remove old install new (will be delivered assembled) no plumbing required. Minor deck modification and step build (some materials available,Bunnings just up the road if more required) Work needs to be completed either between ... pm Saturday June 5th OR anytime Sunday 6th June THIS IS QUEENS BIRTHDAY WEEKEND as property is a rental managed from New Plymouth-landlord will be on site for this weekend only.

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Various handyman tasks

Posted 2 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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I bought M shape concrete and need to be installed

Posted 4 months ago

My driveway surface water is flooding to my basement. i bought M shape concrete model need to be installed in front of vent to stop rainy water into my basement. I may need to cut a little concrete on my driveway.

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Replace one toilet sheet after new flooring #2

Posted 4 months ago

We already remove toilet we complete vinyl flooring , can anyone replace toilet and vanity with new one Contact me on ...

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Latch installation

Posted 3 months ago

Require a latch put on a meter box, this will require rivets.

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Roof leakage

Posted 2 weeks ago

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

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General tasks to help finish renovation

Posted 2 weeks 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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Whitiora

Posted 4 months ago

We need two old metal clothes line replaced and two additional lines put in. We are an old motel property...

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Replace gib

Posted 2 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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Recent handymen reviews

With over 201,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Various handyman tasks

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th June 2021

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

Install outdoor umbrella in deck


2nd October 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

Deck cleaning and staining

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th February 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

Replace gib

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th June 2021

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

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

Cat door installation wooden door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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LM Painting and plastering

Joined October 2018

We at LMPP are a Plastering and Painting bunch We pride ourselves on thorough prep and the highest possible level of finishing. We operate on the basis that the fussiest customer will closely inspect every inch of our work. Some of our past work and reviews will show this (please ask if you need a list of reviews and/or to view actual work. This is usually easy to arrange) We will treat...

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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 cu...

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Nick Anderson Decorating

Joined January 2014

Hi we do Painting, Plastering ,Wallpaper ,we have been working in ChCh for 20 years and were involved in Fletchers EQR repairs and several EQC Opt Out projects ,now based in Wellington I can happily provide references from past clients . I also have a Diploma in Interior Design which includes Project management .

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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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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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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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Josh Hazelhurst

Joined August 2019

Hi, we have been gardening for 3+ years and we have been collecting gardening waste, weed spraying, weed removal, water blasting, general laboring, lawn mowing, planting flowers, and gardening for even longer. We enjoy being outdoors and would be thrilled for the opportunity to improve your garden for you. We will make sure that we will provide you an outstanding service at a great price. $50.00...

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Greig Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

I am trade qualified in carpentry. I have a vast range of experience including new builds, alterations and extensions. I specialize in decks, fences and retaining walls. I also do small jobs like replacing rotten weatherboards and property maintenance. I have a very high standard of work and always keep the site clean.

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JD residential restorers

Joined June 2021

Hello, I am a qualified painter and general, minor house repair expert with over 5 years experience. I specialize in small to medium sized jobs. I am a one man band but because of that have very competitive pricing. I work hard to meet deadlines and always aim to have the best possible quality finish on every job.

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Excel Property Services

Joined May 2021

Hi, we are your friendly local tradie team who pride ourselves on delivering exceptional results for our clients. We specialise in painting and decorating and general handyman jobs. We believe our commitment to communicating and working with the customer to achieve the desired result is the key to our success.

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DRM BUILDERS LTD

Joined July 2021

Qualified builder with over 10 years experience in residential builds, renovations, commercial building fit outs and full building renovations. No job too small give us a call!

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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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Straight Edge Contracting Ltd

Joined May 2021

Hi ive been in the industry over 10 years and pride myself in providing excellent work and craftsmanship at affordable prices. Work includes Building - Qualified builder Landscaping Excavation Fencing Concrete Paving

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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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Kapiti Hardscaping and Handyman Services ltd

Joined June 2019

We are a small Hardscaping and Handyman company, we specialize in landscaping and Hardscaping, fencing and deck construction. And general handyman services, we can help solve almost any problem around your house garden or lifestyle block

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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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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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H&S CONTRACTING LTD

Joined April 2007

I am a proffesional experienced qualified licensed builder with 20 years in the building industry I'm up for any challange no job to big or to small we offer competitive pricing and free quoting for your budget.

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Glass and Building Innovate

Joined February 2019

Glass and Building Innovate is one of Wellingtons top Glass and Glazing companies. Our professional qualified glaziers can install anything to do with glass. From a simple single pane window, to specialized unusual projects that other glaziers wouldn't touch, we can do anything. Some of what we can do include: Splashbacks Frameless Showers Glass Table Tops Customized Aquariums Windows M...

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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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