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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest handymen case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Firewood gathering

Posted 1 year ago

Help with moving and gathering of firewood on small section this Wednesday 19th starting 7am. Want someone who will get stuck in and get job done. Will pay to midday irrespective of time it takes. If longer will pay per hour. $25 per hour.

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General Garden and laying out limestone aggregate for pathway

Posted 1 year ago

My rental property needs some TLC after a 7year lease. Have 5 cubic metres of crushed limestone that needs to be distributed to pathways and other general garden tidying up and small carpentry jobs, (a wooden floor board needs fixing). Would need this job done this week, before Friday 31st.

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Shed kitset

Posted 2 years ago

We have a 10m2 kitset shed from Trade Tested to be built/put up

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General exterior handyman tasks

Posted 2 months ago

Gutter clean out, staining of some cedar. Ongoing relationship.

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Shelving kitchen and living room

Posted 3 years ago

To remodel cupboard to put a microwave; hang shelf in kitchen; small repair work in kitchen; build small shelving unit in living room

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Help clean up our newly purchased land

Posted 4 years ago

I need the driveway (200m) cleared of weed / grass and poisoned. Also dead branches from alrge trees (3) felled and piled (or taken away)

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Remove washing line

Posted 2 years ago

Hi there, We have an old fashioned rotating washing line in our garden and we want to cut it down and put a new one in. It's pretty sturdy steel that's concerted into the group so I think we'll need a hand with it. Please quote for coming to cut it down, and also include the option of taking it away for disposal if that's possible too. I'll add a photo tomorrow when it's light out. Thanks! Grace :)

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Flagpole maintenance

Posted 2 years ago

The flagpole needs bolts undone and lowered to fix runners for rope. It also needs painting

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Cat run, pergola, and deck staining

Posted 3 months ago

I need a number of handyman jobs done when I move into my new house at the end of July. A large cat run, a pergola, deck advice, new fence.

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Regular handyman work

Posted 2 years ago

I'm looking for someone to do odd jobs at our holiday house. Once a week or fortnight on a regular basis. To be discussed. General maintenance so that we're not spending our weekends working.

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Fixing up kitchen cabinets

Posted 1 year ago

Our kitchen cabinets (the corner cupboards) have gone wonky and we would like someone to come fix them up so they are nice and straight. We have tightened the hinges ourselves many times with a screwdriver but they just keep coming loose again, so I suspect something bigger is wrong with them. Thanks!

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Sliding door fixing

Posted 4 years ago

HAVE 3 DOORS THAT SEEM TO BE OFF THE RAILS. ALSO BEEN SCRATCHED BY INTERNAL NAILS

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Trim tree

Posted 3 months ago

Hi. We have a phoenix palm. We have removed the long branches but need someone with a chainsaw to cut the branches at the base to tidy it up and remove the sharp leaves/ branches. Photo attached

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House Repairs

Posted 1 year ago

My elderly parents are working towards putting their house on the market. There are several jobs that need doing including a spa pool construction that needs pulling down, bathroom repair, fixit jobs... Really need someone to meet my sister on-site and have a look at what needs doing.

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Retiree Handyman , painter ,section maintenance, negotiable.

Posted 4 years ago

This would possibly suit a retiree , so some part time work at agreed times , skills needed , general understanding of carpentry , and tree management and painting. will need or could get access to by means of hire , weedeater , rotary hoe , and mulcher, this could be done at your convenience , after tasks have been discussed .

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Kerry Savage

Posted 3 years ago

Replace spouting and downpipes on smaller house, about 25 metres all

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Villa renovation and gardening

Posted 1 year ago

Remove old shelving from pantry and outside outhouse, take out half a wall in dining. Take out large flax and a few other shrubs. Work on hourly rate paid weekly. Please let me know your rate and I could look at you doning 10 hours per week.

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Letterbox

Posted 3 years ago

I need a new letterbox put up.I already have the post and concrete

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Handy Jobs

Posted 3 years ago

We are renovating a house and need help completing the final jobs, which are: * Hang two doors (supplied) * Install a bathroom cabinet and towel rail (supplied) * Install shelves in two built-in wardrobes (supplied) * Install curtain rails in four rooms (supplied) * Replace guttering (supplied) Please feel free to quote for all or just parts of the job that you're interested in

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Repair wooden window frames

Posted 3 years ago

We have a few windows that won’t open (possibly painted shut) and a few that have big gaps that allow in drafts. 1960 house, windows with wooden frames. We’d like a quote to have these repaired please.

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Find Handymen in South Wairarapa

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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Zorite 2009 Ltd

Joined May 2020

No job too small or too big. We offer both interior and exterior new, repair and renovation work with a variety of services available. Interior services specialised in Ceiling, Passive fire application, Plaster Board (Fixing, Stopping), Painting, General handyman work including Floating floor installation. Exterior services specialised in Retaining Wall, Garden Maintenance, Concrete P...

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Hilltop Joinery

Joined August 2021

I am an experienced carpenter/ joiner with a particular passion for making furniture and small renovation work. I am reliable, honest, conscientious and take pride in my work and have attention to detail.

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Terrene Earthworks and Carpentry Ltd

Joined July 2021

Terrene Earthworks & Carpentry is a newly established construction business working in the greater Wellington region. Director, Gareth, is a qualified carpenter and heavy machine operator with over a decade of experience.

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Wairarapa Handyman Services

Joined December 2018

Lifestyle Blocks, Residential or Commercial Properties. Free no-obligation quotes provided. Make a list of all the jobs you want to be completed and watch your to-do list disappear. Our work is absolutely guaranteed every-time. Any reason, or we'll make it right!

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Armstrong home maintenance

Joined January 2021

Hi I’m m Dan and Armstrong Home Maintenance is a small business built on the foundation of honesty and integrity, I have experience in home maintenance, minor renovations, decking , fencing, pergolas, playhouses I can also do custom-built projects. Nothing is too small!

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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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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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Flex Electrical LTD

Joined December 2016

All Electrical Repairs & Wiring. Residential, Commercial & Industrial. Specialising in On and Off Grid solar Installations. Family owned and operated busniess servicing Wellington, Wairarapa and Kapiti regions. Reliable and on time with free competitive quotes. All work guaranteed, no job too big or small.

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Carpentry & Civil Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, my name is James Palmer and I'm the managing director of Carpentry and Civil Ltd. I've been in business since 2012 and have a reputation for quality workmanship. I pride myself on doing a quality job for a fair price. I believe I have excellent communication and will work with you to get your job done safely and efficiently. I have vast knowledge in experience across multiple trades and want...

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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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Refined Flooring WGTN

Joined August 2019

Are you needing your concrete or timber floors done? Give us a call or a private message for a free quote, we would love to hear from you. We pride ourselves on delivering quality work and we can assure your floors will be in the best hands with having over 9 years experience in these fields we are here to help you achieve your desired floors whatever they may be, no floor is too rough we have see...

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Brandon Richards Carpentry

Joined July 2019

Carpentry & Toughened Glass Works Awning / Pergolas Decks / Staircases Fences / Balustrades Shade Screens / Feature Walls Flooring Interior Fit out Door & Window Replacement Maintenance

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Ethan Barnard construction

Joined August 2021

I am a recently established building contractor in the wairarapa with over 10 years experience in the building and roofing industry. We complete jobs to the highest standard and aim to provide with competitive quotes and lead times as well as keeping to a budget!

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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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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Bespoke Wooden Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2018

Outdoor living solutions: gates, decks, fences, planter boxes and bar leaners to name a few. We specialise in the local manufacture and installation of wooden gates - and other landscape construction work. We also do flatpack assembly.

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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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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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Scotty's Services

Joined September 2021

Hi there, Scotty here. I have a wide range of experience from roofing, landscaping and other services and pride myself on doing a quality job at a good price. I am suited to being a one stop shop for tidying up your whole property which is great if your looking to sell your property for the best possible price or you want it looking spick and span for the summer. I also have access to qualified tr...

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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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