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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

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

Heater pull cord repair

Posted 2 months ago

The pull cord broke on the bathroom heater. Just need someone to get it in the on position so it can be controlled from the light switch.

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Installation of hand baisn in toilet

Posted 11 months ago

All pipping works done from mains. Connect the pipes to hand baisn pipe

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BBQ assemble

Posted 3 months ago

I work for a property management company and I am looking to source a handyman for odd jobs. I need a new BBQ assembled from the box please.

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Hanging Kitchen PendantS

Posted 10 months ago

I need two kitchen pendants hung - swapped out for new ones. I’d normally do it myself, easy job, except the ceiling is around 3.5m and I haven’t got a big enough ladder. Need a cost to take down the old ones and connect up the new ones.

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Cladding and Asset Protection Corners

Posted 4 months ago

I need 1 bay of Racking cladded with IBR to complete the existing cladding and I need 40 x asset protection corners fitted to counters. All materials supplied, just need a labour price.

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Table Assembly

Posted 1 week ago

We are a furniture manufacture and need a customers table assembled ASAP. Very small job. Just needs legs bolted into top. All instructions and parts with customer.

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Lock Box installation and pickup

Posted 5 months ago

Need to have 2 lockboxes picked up and installed at a property.

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Sanding down and re-sealing wooden kitchen worktop

Posted 3 months ago

There is mold around the sink of my rental property and I am looking to get it sanded down and re-sealed or I am open to other suggestions on how to remove it.

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Install dryer on wall

Posted 10 months ago

Need a dryer installed on the wall in the laundry. Approved by the builder.

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Home Safety Improvement #17

Posted 11 months ago

This is a service provided by Women’s Refuge named– National Home Safety Service/ Whānau Protect. This is a nationwide service that includes a home safety improvement. The work can consist of window safety stays, replacing glass panels, installing solar security lights, changing locks, etc. This is not just one-time job but there's an opportunity for ongoing work orders.

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Wall sconce rectification

Posted 5 months ago

Cut a larger hole in a metal backing plate of a wall sconce (approx 4mm thick) 80 rooms in place PPE + construction safety card required, will need to be inducted on site. Additional 102 stored off site, will need to be unboxed, modified & reboxed

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Dryer installation

Posted 2 months ago

Hang a tumble dryer on wall plus install vent through wall

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Lifting

Posted 10 months ago

Lift a 55 inch tv out of its box and put in on its stand. Owner will do the installation himself.

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Picture hanging, lockbox mounting

Posted 2 months ago

I need a few pictures hung, two lockboxes attached to exterior wall,

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New office setup help

Posted 9 months ago

We are moving into a new office on January 14th-15th and will need some help assembling furniture, setting up out tv unit and some wall art installation.

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Few fixer upper job around the house

Posted 8 months ago

Just looking for someone to do few handyman jobs around the house. Including doors that won’t shut, putting a shelf up the wall, and a Bathroom sink plug that’s stuck. Also thinking about changing the door to the bathroom into a bifold door by cutting it in half and attach the hinges in between. Ideally within the next week (before 27th Jan)

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Fix swing door in hospitality business

Posted 11 months ago

Swing door between our front of house and kitchen is in need of repair. Starting to stick so hinge needs re-tensioned or replaced or something else. Would love someone to come and have a look and let us know next steps

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Installation of a wall mount lock box

Posted 9 months ago

Installation of a wall mount lock box (Master Lock Safe Space) for airbnb property. Place is located on Edinburgh Drive. Need someone as soon as possible.

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Carpentry- woodwork - A wooden house for my rubbish bins

Posted 6 months ago

I would love a custom-built portable house for my three rubbish bins which would then become a soooper cool dog house for my three dogs. we are renting until December then moving to our new home (being built now) so the "wooden house" would come with us, and our puppy dogs will love it!! And my new home has a stack of custom woodwork to be done so I am starting to look for a SOOOOOPER carpenter/handyman now for those missions. Thank you SOOO much for your help

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Couple of small jobs at my house.

Posted 3 months ago

Tv wall bracket installed. Door handle fixed or new one put on.

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Find Handymen in Queenstown Lakes

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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Lewis Wallace

Joined November 2016

Hi I am a qualified builder based in Tarras. I pride myself on quality and enjoy my job. I do a wide range of work from renovations and new builds to farm pole sheds and small maintenance jobs. If you’d like to meet and discuss your job please get in touch. Kind regards Lewis Wallace.

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Venter Interior Plastering

Joined February 2018

Needing a reliable and professional plasterer in Dunedin & surrounding areas? At Venter Interior Plastering, we offer quality plastering services for all of your interior plastering needs. There is no job too big or too small for us to undertake and we provide the highest quality of workmanship - every time! We take pride in our work and ensure that you are satisfied with the job on completion a...

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Fix It Fox Handyman Services

Joined December 2020

No Job Too Small. Hands on Engineer. I have built a broad spectrum of residential and engineering items. I have a full suite of skills - fabrication, building, roofing, plumbing, drainage, electrical etc ie classical handyman who does well in all trades. Good tool base. Multiple trailers. Can cart 9m lengths. Engineers built the world.

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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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Grant HC

Joined June 2011

Hi, my name's Grant I'm a LBP Builder. I've worked in many trades during my career including security systems, concrete laying, stairlift technician, tv antenna technician, automatic door technician. I also hold a diploma in construction management.

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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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BIG Time Contractors LTD

Joined November 2019

We're a locally owned and operated Building and Construction Company serving up quality results in and around Central Otago! LBP and NZCB member, 10+ years in the industry. Don't hesitate to call Brook for a friendly no obligation chat about your next project. "BIG Time Contractors - Tradesman you can rely on"

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Mitchell and Milmine Construction

Joined September 2017

Mitchell + Milmine Construction is a small family owned residential building company focused on building quality. We are team players and are committed to working within our community with other locals alike. We are passionate about modern architecture, and believe each home tells a different story, this makes us the perfect partners on your next building adventure. We offer a transparent...

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Kanwaljeet singh

Joined August 2020

I have been working in building industry from last 5 year and have one mate with me, who have got same experience. We can give very good finishing to any kind of renovation. New on builderscrack.

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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder Truck Drivers,Machine Operators full licenced *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) and LBP *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool...

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Enda Dunne Construction

Joined November 2019

We have been building in Queenstown and surrounding areas for the past 13 years and have over 25 years of experience in the building trade. We specialise in renovations and extensions and shop fit outs. No job is too small or too big. we provide free estimates and complete quotes with a friendly and professional attitude. We are licenced building Practitioners with site safe qualifications and fir...

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Swift Wash

Joined June 2018

Exterior Property Maintenance Company. We specialise in making the outside of your property look great. Soft House Washing Gutter Cleaning Window Washing Decks Cleaned Driveways, paths and fences waterblasting. Moss treatments Lawn mowing Section tidys Rubbish Removal And more

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I M L

Joined September 2020

Hi I am a qualified joiner who has now branches out on my own I have over past 10 years done joinery, building , shop fitting , fencing and roofing. I pride my self on competitive quotes, good workmanship as well as clear communication and being very punctual with deadlines.

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Urban Colour South

Joined December 2015

I have over 20 years in the trade and I am a qualified Painter Decorator having studied at Canterbury Polytechnic and completing my apprenticeship many years ago. My attention to detail is second to none and I pride myself in an extremely high level of workmanship, completed both quickly and efficiently. I worked as a paint sales representative for over 10 years so I also know what products to us...

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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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Kept Under Wraps

Joined August 2015

Kept Under Wraps have been in the signwriting industry for many moons and have adapted to the changes in the industry. Their current focus is vinyl wrapping vehicles from partial wraps, full wraps, colour change, and paint protection film, as well as headlight and taillight tints, and anything else you can imagine. Full wraps so far include various exotic cars, a motorbike, and a mountainbike, mor...

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Civil Drawings

Joined December 2015

hi If you need professional done drawings done for your DIY (retaining walls,garden sheds,decks,landscaping etc) project then this is the right place. Just send in your sketches and get them must presentable As a sole trader you will guaranteed the best prices.

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Paul duffy

Joined August 2015

Qualified carpenter,I have 5+ years experience in carpentry. I pride myself in doing good work and completing it on time. I provide competitive quotes.

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RP Carmody construction

Joined January 2011

We are a small residential building company based here in Dunedin, with 20 years experience we do everything from complete new builds to bathrooms to replacing a paling on a fence. We do it all !

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Built up contracting LTD

Joined June 2020

Hi, we are a small company who strive for perfection. We have a diverse team who have dealt with a majority of renovation projects around the country. Numerous house foundation repairs and house re leveling, our team also deal with restoration projects. We pride in keeping jobs to the time frame. Whether it's one pile or twenty piles needing replaced, even that old fence replaced or a new deck to...

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