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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

Posted 11 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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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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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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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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Bike Rack in garage and Out door TV bracket installation

Posted 8 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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Door repair

Posted 1 month ago

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

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TV Bracket Installation

Posted 5 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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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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Clothesline Install

Posted 10 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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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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Glass shelves on tile shower

Posted 6 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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Bring me 2nd hand concrete blocks Instead of dumping them.

Posted 3 weeks 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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Formica bench top and two cabinets under

Posted 10 months ago

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

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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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Build pet ramp for my old cat

Posted 8 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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Fit Deadbolt

Posted 9 months ago

Fit a deadbolt to an internal door

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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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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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Hanging frames, clock, sound bar on wall

Posted 1 month ago

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

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General Handyman Jobs

Posted 1 month 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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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.

Remove exterior chimney flue and patch roof


19th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 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

Dryer wall mounting and venting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th June 2019

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

Curtain Rails & Blinds

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
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

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

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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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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Zk builders

Joined October 2016

Hi, I'm a passionate qualified builder but also have a certificate in auto refinishing and a diploma in audio engineering. Have been building now for 10 plus years and have experience in new builds, renovation, architectural builds and light commercial.

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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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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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John Trow Builders

Joined September 2016

Hi there. I've been in the building, trade for about 6 years, and now I'm working for myself. I'm an easy going, relaxed professional. I can give you estimates, and work with you to provide you with what you're looking for. I work hard to meet deadlines, but am also flexible, as things sometimes pop-up without expectation. :-)

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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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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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JG Sumby Builders Ltd

Joined April 2011

Sumby Builders are an experienced team dealing with all aspects of residential construction. We strive on Customer satisfaction, so we pay close attention to detail and focus on a positive end result that everyone is happy with. We are available to quote all jobs from easing a door to new house builds. Also able to undertake Earthquake work eg. demo work, roofing, making buildings watertight and s...

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TW Plastering and Building

Joined April 2015

I am a highly experienced builder with great attention to detail. I truly believe in making my customers happy, even if something is difficult to achieve, the homeowner comes first. I love having creative and functional spaces. I have a great track record of positive feedback, I have added some of this to the photos section. Please feel free to take a read, I am very proud of my work. Please...

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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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Kumanu

Joined June 2020

KUMANU: means "to care for, nurture, or cherish" The owner has over forty years of experience and can nurture your ideas and dreams so that you may cherish the outcome. From a new door to a new house. Builders of the First house in New Zealand to score 10 on the Home star rating.

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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, My name is Dan and i'm a local from Christchurch. I am currently living in the Selwyn area, where I have recently just built my own home. -I am a qualified builder who is also LBP accredited (Licensed Building Practitioner) with over 13 years experience in carpentry. -I am also a skilled excavator operator with 3 years in heavy civil works. -I have my own 1.7T digger, 2.5...

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FM Construction NZ Limited

Joined March 2021

Hi all! I am a local LBP builder with 10+ years experience. I am capable of any size job big or small. I take pride in working hard and efficiently and I complete all work to a high standard, ensuring that my clients are happy throughout the process. I am happy to provide advice on renovation ideas and mostly have experience in the following areas: - New builds - Renovations - Foundations inc...

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SJM Construction LTD

Joined July 2020

Hi, we are a local family business. I am the owner/builder so you know exactly who you are dealing with from quote to completion. Let it be bringing your old kitchen/bathroom back to life or finally adding that dream outdoor space, I am here to help. I pride myself on providing honest and professional advice to my clients and making sure that they are happy right through the construction proces...

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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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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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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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Dalco Civil ltd

Joined March 2021

Hi, I've been a general contractor in the Canterbury region for over 30 years and we specialise in drives, paths and patios and car parks in concrete or asphalt also the construction of decks, retaining walls, gazebos, drainage and small earth moving jobs, also onsite soil screening. Over the years we have turned our hand to just about everything with a solid reputation in our fields of work. We...

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More Than Handy

Joined July 2020

More Than Handy is a privately 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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