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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Latest handymen case studies

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Door repair

Posted 5 months ago

Moved furniture and hit the door creating an indentation in the middle of the door

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Clothesline Install

Posted 1 year ago

We require a t-bar style clothesline (as per photo example) installed in the gravelled area at the back of our house as soon as possible, (though I realise that weather could be an issue). The job requires two 300mm x 600mm holes to be dug for the posts and posts cemented in. The clothesline is a Swiftdry Coast Line which has an installation instruction sheet supplied. The access to our small yard is a standard width gate, so no oversized equipment will be accessible.

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Caravan refit

Posted 2 months ago

Need someone to help do a refit without paying the earth Wanting someone who can relign walls and be able to build some cupboards and cabinets not overly technical but needs to know what they arr doing and needs to have the right tools

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Fit Deadbolt

Posted 1 year ago

Fit a deadbolt to an internal door

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Hole in door to fix ASAP

Posted 2 weeks ago

Medium sized hole in hollow door that needs repairing.

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Install shed, clothes line and door latches

Posted 1 year ago

I am wanting a quote for installation of shed, foldable clothesline and fence gates on both sides if the house and also i want to have latches for the main door of the house and two other door's for a newly built house in rolleston. Would you also be able to give me a quote for hydroseeding lawn? I am looking forward to hearing from you soon Regards insha.

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Woodshed roof replacement - handyman type job

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, I'd like the corrugated roof on my woodshed replaced. It's approx 9 m x 1.3 m and its quite a tight space to work in behind the garage and fence. Some cutting required as the trunk of an oak tree I've had removed is still part of the fenceline and shed is wider than stand sheet width. Some of last seasons wood is still in there but I want the roof replaced before buying in more wood. Okay to use 2nd hand corrugated iron if in reasonable condition - just need to make sure the wood stays dry...

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Heated towel rail installation / artificial turf installation

Posted 1 year ago

Repair wall (patch damaged dry wall, paint) Install new heated towel rail Repair loose existing heated towel rail prepare and install approx 1.5 m x 1.5 m artificial turf

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Trench needing dug out .

Posted 1 month ago

We are needing a trench dug out asap in back yard for electrical wiring to be done. Approx 15m long and 600mm deep Located dunsandel.

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Formica bench top and two cabinets under

Posted 1 year ago

I want a wall to wall bench top 2.88m wide with two cabinets under either end.

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Bike Rack in garage and Out door TV bracket installation

Posted 1 year ago

We have a bike rack that needs to be put on garage wall- we are however unsure what is behind the wall so do not want to do this ourselves. We also have an outdoor TV to install on a bracket- we will have the bracket provided.

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Sign installation

Posted 3 months ago

Install 2 x 3mx3m Real Estate signs on bare land. Signs are already made,looking for some one to supply frames and posts and install and then take down when completed.

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Hanging frames, clock, sound bar on wall

Posted 6 months ago

I want some photo frames, clock, mirror and sound bar installed on the walls

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Bring me 2nd hand concrete blocks Instead of dumping them.

Posted 4 months ago

I am planning a large green house 30ft x 10ft and want old blocks for making a base wall 2 block high min. I have just been talking to a friend and he has just paid to dump tons. Grrrr... too late. So please save yourself some money and dump them here for nothing. I live on Goulds Road off Leeston Road, Springston. Thank you.

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TV Bracket Installation

Posted 9 months ago

Needing an experienced person to install TV bracket onto the wall and put a 65" tv up on it. Job is located in Faringdon, Rolleston and bracket will be supplied. 10/11 December would be great to install if possible.

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General Handyman Jobs

Posted 5 months ago

• install 4 curtain tracks • install 1 curtain pole • install 1 roman blinds • install 1 TV bracket • install 3 floating shelves • install 2 towel rails • install 2 robe hooks • install heater remote (wall mounted) • install cloth line • drill number of the letterbox

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Glass shelves on tile shower

Posted 10 months ago

I have tile showers and I bought glass shelves from mitre 10.I would like someone who put them on. And like to know the cost for doing two showers. Thank you.

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Install TV wall mount and add 2 x cameras to existing system

Posted 1 year ago

I need a tv mount put on the wall in the garage and also to add two more cameras to the soffit of the house and run wiring through the roof to the camera system. Low clearance in the soffit area where the cameras will be and I don’t have the tools to get it there. Photos show locations where I’d like the cameras added and the garage wall where the tv mount will go.

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Build pet ramp for my old cat

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, My old cat struggles to get up on to the couch. I need a pet ramp so she can get up easily. The dimensions will probably be approximately 1000 x 450 Cheers John

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Get house ready for market - several projects

Posted 3 months ago

What we need urgently to prepare our house for the market is: Repair and resurface of asphalt driveway and new grid over drain. Scrape crack open on exposed aggregate slab, fill that with sealant and reseal the slab. We need to put the trellises back up The one support pole has pulled scew thought, so we need a new pole there. And stain the trellises to match roof of house. Stain the smooth fence by our bedroom (we have stainer) Remove oil stainer on garage doors best possible on restain...

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Install TV wall mount and add 2 x cameras to existing system

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bike Rack in garage and Out door TV bracket installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Easy Job - wall mounting a dryer, shelf & garage rack in internal garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clothesline Install

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Woodshed roof replacement - handyman type job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build pet ramp for my old cat

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th October 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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Farrell Build

Joined August 2018

Farrell Build is a local Christchurch based construction company. We are family owned & operated with over 30+ years of trusted industry experience. Offering a wide range of services which include; Architectural builds, Renovations & EQC Repairs

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Rhino property maintenance Ltd

Joined August 2021

Property maintenance Garden maintenance FYI plumbing and electrical Rubbish removed Assist with Healthy Homes work Property inspections and reports Post tenant cleaning and repairs Pruning, spraying, mowing, landscaping. Insurance work

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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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Distinctive property Maintenance

Joined June 2021

Hi, we are a property maintenance company with a difference. specialising in the bigger tasks outdoors. We offer advice on minor works,alterations and upgrades to get the most out of your property, followed through with the completion of the work. Whether its a tidy up prior to sale, general maintenance or an outstanding project yet to be completed As a diverse small company whos main goal...

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ADECONSTRUCT LIMITED

Joined March 2015

ADECONSTRUCT With over 32 years in the building industry offers the following services: Bathroom renovation. HANDYMAN. Tiling. vinyl and Carpet Handyman Solid Plastering..modified plastering. Exterior &interior plastering. Painting. bricklayng Waterproof Swimming pools Bricklayng

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Ross Coutts Holdings

Joined March 2018

Hi I have been in business in Christchurch for 32 years in the building /tiling industry I am a qualified carpenter and specialise in bathroom renovations.All small to medium repair work welcome, I take pride in what I do and work to a high standard, I can work to any budget to deliver what my customers require.

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Greaney Trade Services

Joined July 2021

-Electrical -Home Maintenance -Handyman -Renovations -Fences -Decks Hi, I am a qualified electrician with years of experience in all residential installations, renovations, maintenance and repairs. I also have the skills, tools and experience for most home maintenance, renovation, handyman and repair jobs around the house. I am an honest, hard working and reliable person that is committe...

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Alpine Ridge Construction

Joined March 2015

Hi I a fully qualified and licensed builder, I specialize in New Houses Fencing, Decks, and sheds I am very efficient, do not cut corners, and take great pride in my work

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DnB Landscapes services

Joined September 2019

Hi ive been sculptural landscaper for the last 6 years ive now just gone out on my own i am very professional and work very hard to meet deadlines.At dnb Landscapes we pride ourselves in our very affordable prices.

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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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HJL Building Ltd

Joined January 2019

Hi, We are Qualifed Licensed Building Practitioners. We have been building new and restoring older homes for families for over 17 years. We specialise in renovations & also do concrete placing. No job is to small! We pride ourselves on providing competitive know obligation free quotes that we stick to, on time and on budget.

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The Black Fence Company

Joined December 2019

the Black Fence company provides building and maintenance services. Including; fences, gates, decks, pergola's and much more. I provide great communication and attention to detail. I also provide other home improvement tasks and maintenance.

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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts of Joinery, building and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminium windows and doors, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, sliding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrades, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do yo...

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Madera Woodwork

Joined May 2021

Joiner/ Furniture maker, with over 25 years experience, offers a high standard of various services. Kitchen: for a fresh look replace doors, drawer fronts + all the necessary hardware, alter cabinet to suit new appliances, change counter tops and paint existing panels and walls. I also have grate experience making stairs and balustrade's in all shapes

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Habitus Construction

Joined November 2015

Hi, we build new houses and renovate old ones. With 10 years experience in old characters homes and architectural new builds all over auckland we have seen our fair share of challenges. While we specialise in higher end building we do enjoy going back to the basics from time to time. We pride ourselves on providing a quality product at a fair price. Working hard to ensure deadlines are met is our...

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Ideal property maintenance

Joined February 2014

Ideal property maintenance is a small property maintenance company which provides maintenance services to both residential and commercial customers in the Canterbury area

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Limitless Property Services

Joined December 2019

Hi there, Dan, owner operator of Limitless Property Services. Currently providing the Canterbury region with complete building and landscaping works. -Qualified LBP builder (Licensed Building Practitioner accredited) with over 15 years experience in carpentry. -Skilled excavator operator with over 3 years experience in landscaping and heavy civil works. With our own truck, digger and bu...

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit ... .nz

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Painting Solutions 2006 Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi. We are a family run, highly experienced professional painting company celebrating 10 yrs of superior service in Canterbury. We have over 20 years painting and industry experience both in NZ and abroad. We do everything from water blasting, plastering, paper hanging to painting and at a quality you can trust. We pay attention to detail, always deliver quality and never cut corners. We use qual...

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