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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 5 months ago

Need urgent repairs for clothesline please.

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Repair kitchen drawer

Posted 4 months ago

Repair kitchen drawer as its broken

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Installation of new clothes against side of house

Posted 1 week 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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Assemble trampoline

Posted 5 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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I bought M shape concrete and need to be installed

Posted 2 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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Whitiora

Posted 1 month 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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Assistance with house maintenance and repair work before selling

Posted 3 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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Rusted window hinges.

Posted 1 month 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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Latch installation

Posted 2 weeks ago

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

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Cement Board & Fence Pallings

Posted 2 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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Replace one toilet sheet after new flooring

Posted 1 month 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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Shelving

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Clothesline - Norfolk

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Replace one toilet sheet after new flooring #2

Posted 1 month 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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Folding Clothesline Installation

Posted 4 months 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 5 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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Installed 2 garden sheds

Posted 4 months ago

I need 2 garden sheds put put together

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Putting shelving into wardrobe & a few other small jobs

Posted 3 days 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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Washer - Norfolk

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Kitset playground installation

Posted 4 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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Recent handymen reviews

With over 193,000 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

Cat door installation wooden door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 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

Simeona Hallway

Work carried out by a subcontractor

29th March 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

Clothesline

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th 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

Assemble trampoline

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th December 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

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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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Coast Builders

Joined November 2019

We are a small team of local Licensed Building Practitioners who are passionate about residential property. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure we are able to deliver you a superior service. Being licensed under the Licensed Building Practitioners scheme and qualified through the Building and Construction Training Organisation, you can trust we have the skills and knowledge t...

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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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RBS Commercial & Residential Contractors

Joined November 2013

we are local wellington contracting company specializing in commercial and residential building, painting and plastering. From small jobs to the big jobs we have the team. Project management, shop fit out, Bathroom & Kitchen renovations , Commercial & Residential Painting & Decorating, Remedial Maintenance, Roof inspection, rectification, Asbestos removal & Incapsulation, House Alterations, Fencin...

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in ......

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Shamon Building Contractors

Joined August 2018

With many years of experience in the building industry we have the know how to help you out. Immediate services are available for emergency jobs or jobs requiring urgent attention.

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Inoutside

Joined August 2015

Hi, I do painting, plastering, landscaping and building maintenance. I am mostly based in Wellington and sometimes in Westport, servicing the top half of the South Island. Free quotes and charge out hourly rates for smaller jobs. Quality and excellent finishes is our style! Fixed prices for straight forward jobs. Estimates capped at 30% for more unclear jobs (ie excavation). I h...

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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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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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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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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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Rod 4 Maintenance

Joined April 2021

Hi, I'm an English builder. I have been in the building profession for over 35 years of which the last 11 years here in New Zealand. I specialize in finishes. I am qualified in stone masonry. Painting and decorating to a city and guilds grade 3 . After working in the building trade for that amount of time I have a wealth of knowledge and have experience in many aspects of the trades. I have a...

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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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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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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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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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C&F

Joined August 2019

Hi I been working building around 12 years. I am licensed builder . Good people to working with . We are very professional and work hard , residential and commercial.

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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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Hi VizHQ

Joined February 2021

Here at Hi-VizHQ we pride our selves on not just our work ethic, but our ability to exceed our clients expectations everytime. Although we are a reasonably new company, our skillset exceeds most, with over 10 years experience in foundations, building, A+B asbestos and floor coverings. If this sounds like a team you would like to be apart of for your new renovation please dont hesitate to send us...

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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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