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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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

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!

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

Install an internal cat door

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, I am looking for someone who can install a cat door on an internal door

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Formica bench top and two cabinets under

Posted 8 months ago

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

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Build pet ramp for my old cat

Posted 5 months 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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Clothesline Install

Posted 7 months 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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Shower door

Posted 1 year ago

We need our shower door hinges replaced as the top securing hinge has popped causing the door to fall out (well caught by my daughter!) Would love a quick response and remedy please 😉

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Bike Rack in garage and Out door TV bracket installation

Posted 5 months 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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Curtain Rails & Blinds

Posted 1 year ago

I need someone to install 6 sets of outside fit wood blinds and 7 curtain rails, a flat pack stand hang a dryer and large artwork and 4 tv brackets and tvs in a new build. Needs to be done by 27 July with anytime access to the house.

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TV Bracket Installation

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

Posted 8 months 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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Fiona Irving

Posted 1 year ago

We have a door handle which is broken. It is the second door handle that has been put into the door. Will need to look at the hole in the door before purchasing another door handle.

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Pipe repair #2

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, I have a pipe from an underground tank which has been broken above ground at a bend. The bend needs to be replaced. See pictures

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General Maintenance and repairs

Posted 1 year ago

Repair work at one of our Plunket Clinics and play ground 1) Railing missing on play ground (most urgent) 2) Hot water tap hard to turn on (re-seating??) 3) Lino lifting - needs contact glue 4) Paper towel holders to be attached 50 Clean filters on heat pump and clear the out door unit Thanks Chris

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Wood panneling

Posted 1 year ago

Outside pannels on chimney have come unstuck- need to be screwed down not nailed. House is now a rental and we will be leaving chch on Sunday. So job can be done with us not there. New tennants will be in house from 1st July. Job was done not long ago but has come unstuck again- that time it was nailed and we believe it needs to be screwed down.

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

Posted 1 year ago

I have a quick Job, wall mounting dryer, putting up 1 shelf 1 garage rack to hang a bike and 2 small hangers to hang a mop and iron. It is a internal garage. I would like to use professional to make sure it is level etc. I have all the brackets, screws, shelf etc located in Lincoln.

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Install shed, clothes line and door latches

Posted 9 months 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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Glass shelves on tile shower

Posted 3 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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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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Fit Deadbolt

Posted 6 months ago

Fit a deadbolt to an internal door

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Couch and carpet cleaning

Posted 1 year ago

Hi there! I require a 2 seater and 3 seater fabric sofa to be cleaned of just general dirtiness, no stains just an intense clean would be great . Also require a hallway and lounge carpets to be steam cleaned :)

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Heated towel rail installation / artificial turf installation

Posted 11 months 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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Recent handymen reviews

With over 187,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Woodshed roof replacement - handyman type job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th January 2020

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

Remove exterior chimney flue and patch roof


19th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Driveway border

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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

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

Curtain Rails & Blinds

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
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

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

Dryer wall mounting and venting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Handymen in Selwyn

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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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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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance are experts of building and glazing, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, siding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrade, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do you need a carpenter in Christchurch or...

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Mitre Ben Construction Limited

Joined March 2016

Hi My name is Ben, and I run a small carpentry business servicing Canterbury and beyond. We specialise in new builds, renovations & hard landscaping I am happy to come to you and discuss what you are needing done, at a time that suits you. I am a Licenced Building Practitioner as well as being a Qualified Carpenter. Thanks for taking the time to check us out, Ben Powley

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Forman and Foley Construction Limited

Joined February 2020

Forman and Foley Construction is a Canterbury based company comprising of two experienced Builders and two apprentice builders. Both Toby and Lee have been involved in the industry for over 13 years and have experience in a wide variety of work from new builds to renovations, EQC work, decks and landscaping, re piling, paving and concrete and much more. We are friendly and love speaking with clie...

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More Than Handy

Joined July 2020

More Than Handy is a family owned property maintenance and joinery business based in Christchurch and servicing the wider Canterbury region. Our high standards, professionalism and Workmanship Guarantees ensure our clients are 100% satisfied with our work from quote to sign off. From cutting a stray branch and hanging a door to shop fit-outs and kitchens, we have you covered.

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Outside The Box Solutions ltd

Joined February 2019

Outside the box has got you covered no matter what the project is. We pride ourselves on providing a top quality product at the best possible price . Contact us for a no obligation quote

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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management.

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ADECONSTRUCT LIMITED

Joined March 2015

ADECONSTRUCT offers the following services: Bathroom renovation Tiling. vinyl and Carpet Handyman Solid Plastering..modified plastering. Exterior &interior plastering. Painting. bricklayng Waterproof Swimming pools Bricklayng

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Swiss Build Aotearoa

Joined September 2019

Hi, Swiss Build Aotearoa is your partner for small+big renovations! And Extensions. We stand out by providing HIGH QUALITY work for AFFORDABLE prices! We have a wide range of experience, are qualified and are out there building since 19 years. In NZ as in Switzerland. We go the extra mile to do the difference for our clients! Our motivation is simple: Well working homes, warm and dry. And hap...

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Facilities Services Ltd

Joined August 2019

Maintenance and Handyman company called Facilities Services – we are a group of hard work tradespeople from Builder, Plumbing, Electrician, Plaster, Painter, Tiler, Cleaner, etc

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Firth landscape construction

Joined March 2017

For all your landscaping/construction needs call firth landscape construction free quotes, professional work done to high standards very competitive quotes...we do it all, landscaping renovations tiling, laminate flooring concreting asphalting. We have high standards and we know you'll be happy.

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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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Cam

Joined September 2016

Hi there. I've done about 6 years of building, but had a break for about 4 years. I'm looking to do some jobs for myself now. I'm an easy going, relaxed professional. I can give you estimates, and will work with you and provide you the best that I am able. I work hard to meet deadlines and am flexible, as things sometimes pop-up without expectation.

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Kharl Tiling and Contracting Services

Joined March 2015

Kharl Tiling and Contracting Services is duly operated within Christchurch and neighbouring town. Specialising in commercial, residential and Architectural tiling. NZQF Level 4 (BCITO) Floor and Wall Qualified tiler and certified waterproofer on board. Very professional and work hard to meet deadlines set by a client to the highest standard. I always providing competitive quotes according to the c...

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Fast Fences

Joined December 2019

Fast Fences fixes and repairs old fences, install new fences, removes old fences, installs gates, and can coordinate and manage all your fencing needs - with great communication and attention to detail. I also build decks, pergolas and can deliver other home improvement tasks.

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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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Jays concrete plus

Joined December 2019

Hi I’ve been building roads motorways, footpaths and driveways for 12 years plus. I specialise in concrete work but can do all sorts of jobs from excavation, asphalt, kerbing, paving, landscaping. No job is too tough . I work hard to make sure any job i take on is delivered on time and to a very high standard. I take pride in my work, will give you a very fair quote and will always try to work wi...

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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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Hired Help Limited

Joined February 2020

We know how precious your weekends are, we also know how much niggle those uncompleted jobs around the home can create. That’s where Hired Help comes in, we complete the jobs you just don’t have time for. If it’s fixing a door that won’t stay shut, assembling a kitset or rebuilding a deck, we can help. We have the experience and know how to fit, fix or repair just about anything around the home....

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Robertson Built

Joined March 2018

We are a small company looking to make a big impact in our region. We are committed to providing a great service at a the best possible price. Contact us today for more information, we are always looking for our next challenge.

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