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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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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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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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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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Handyman to fix Garage Door Opener

Posted 11 years ago

The single garage door opener needs adjusting as sticks and needs a hand to open.

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Concrete patio

Posted 11 months ago

Looking for someone to help plan and box this for concrete, wanting some thing like photo attached

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Little Wonders (Timaru)

Posted 3 years ago

Sand level needs top at the centre. Our gas bottles are not enclosed properly - needs fixing The ceiling has come away on the eve of our building. We have two lights out at reception that need replaced

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Weatherboard cladding repairs

Posted 8 years ago

This job is for Gleniti Playcentre, a volunteer run early childhood education centre in Timaru. As we are run by committee, decisions may take some time so please be prepared to be patient!! We have a number of rotten weatherboards, including a section around the electrical box and a rotten timber window (sill and mullion) which we would like repaired and/or replaced. The building is 2 buildings joined together with different weatherboard cladding on each, at least one of these weatherboard is...

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Melamine installation

Posted 1 year ago

I want a piece of melamine put up as a splash guard for hand basin. I have the sheet, just need it cut and and fitted over plumbing pipes.

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Put flat pack pantry together

Posted 10 months ago

I have all the tools I bought of trade depot but too heavy for me and tall

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Door handle repair

Posted 2 years ago

Address: Little Wonders Aoraki 307 Wai-iti Road Glenwood NZ 7910 Job Description: Repair the door handle in the staff room. ( snapped out ) Site Contact: Christine Jackson ...

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Small garden and build raised garden

Posted 4 years ago

I would like someone to either build from scratch or install a readymade. Raised garden. I also have a small area of Garden that needs digging and compost added. I do not have a trailer to get what's required

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Tiling 2

Posted 6 years ago

I need the walls in my bathroom tiled and grouted. Its a shower over bath. Tiles supplied. Will need waterproofing. Approx 4.5 m.

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General Handyman Tasks

Posted 2 years ago

Looking for some handyman labour on a house we are renovating on Saturday 16th February on a rental property in Timaru. Such jobs may include gap/ hole filling, window frame repairs/ replacements, sanding, painting, deck repairs etc. One full days labour.

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Kitchen benches and sink/tap install

Posted 6 days ago

I need someone to take off 2 old kitchen benches and put the 2 new ones on. Also put in the new kitchen sink and tapware (pictured)

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General Handyman Tasks

Posted 3 years ago

I have a few general handyman type tasks that need to be completed at a rental property in Timaru. I am struggling to find someone who will actually do the work as everyone I talk to appears to be busy with much larger jobs. Tasks include loose cupboard and draw handles, windows not opening/closing properly, fitting of door stops. At the same property there a couple of other things that I'm not exactly sure who to get to do them so would like to discuss these with someone.

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Handy Man Required

Posted 2 years ago

Hi, Requiring a handyman to replace a few weather boards on a house. Will require scaffolding. Please contact me on ... as looking to get it done asap, will be happy send photos to you to get a better idea . Thankyou Annemarie

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Fix Piles

Posted 10 years ago

I am looking at buying an old house that has quite bad slope in the floors on one side of house. Want to know if its just the piles and quote to have this fixed. Please note winning bidder may get rest of work, including refit/moving of kitchen and bathroom

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Build a bird aviary frame

Posted 8 years ago

2000 mm long 1960 mm high 1200 mm wide untreated timber, same as in photo, be able to be flat packed

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Tv mount install

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have the mount, just need it installed

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Install shower unit

Posted 7 years ago

Require the removal of a bath (currently shower over bath setup) and installation of the following: 1200mm x 800mm x 1900mm shower Unit. Left-hand opening. Comes with complete AS/NZS easy clean waste. Reinforced low profile shower tray. 6mm Toughened safety glass tested & approved in NZ to AS/NZS. High quality door hardware. Think that the current showerhead unit can remain though will require the wall to be relined as not included with this unit.

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Find Handymen in Timaru

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.


R1 homes

Joined January 2022

Hey been building for the last 8 years have got my own company. I do a lot of residential housing, Reno’s, decks/fencing, landscaping, Handyman work I have a great work Ethic and time management to get the job done well and on time.

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Craig O'Keeffe Builders

Joined March 2011

Hi. We are trade qualified and licenced carpenters based in Timaru with over 40 years in the trade locally and internationally specialising in renovations , extensions inc. small jobs with new home builds and light commercial experience. We are a young fresh small team ready to provide a service and solution for your requirements. Craig is also a National recognised , accredited , qualified h...

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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts in Joinery, building, and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminum 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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Abacus Building Maintenance

Joined October 2014

hi i am a licensed building practioner tradesman carpenter main line of work is building maintenance of all types,i do a lot of bathroom renovations supply and install working with only registered tradesman all types of work undertaken

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Riley construction services

Joined February 2021

Riley Construction Services is a family owned business and family driven at all times. We take pride in our work and do everything with passion dignity and fairness. We do from anything in the construction industry to home renovations and landscaping, with over 15 years experience in these fields we are now awaiting your call. So why wait leave the work to us and relax

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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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Canterbury Roof Restoration Ltd

Joined January 2020

HI i've been working in the roofing/painting industry for over 15 years. Covering all aspects of roofing and exterior painting. Professional and Hardworking. We cover the following ..... Roof Restoration Professional Roof Coatings Decramastic. Iron. Concrete Waterblasting/Softwashes House Washing Moss/Lichen Treatments All Roof Repairs Emergency Leaks Repairs Insurance and EQC Gu...

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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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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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Express Property Maintenance Timaru Ltd

Joined March 2016

Hi there I'm Paul, I am a Carpenter/Joiner Licence Building Practioner Number ... .I am a member of the "certified Builders Association" .I have been in the trade for 30 years experience in residential and commercial construction an maintenance. I offer all aspects of building maintenance and repairs including but not limited to bathroom and kitchen renovation,decks, renovations, doors and window...

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate WBH operates with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality and ef...

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Stumpys property care

Joined March 2021

Run a small handy man service from waterblasting, moss treatment, handy man jobs, chimney sweeps, exterior house washing also electrical test and tagging great communication on time covering the Canterbury area

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Jamie Crockett

Joined September 2020

Hi, I have be in the building trade for the last 24 years, 19 of them years was in England and the rest here in Christchurch. I am just starting contacting so thought I would give this a go as well, I specialise in renovations and maintenance.

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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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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Otago Landscaping

Joined July 2021

We are landscapers passionate about creating beautiful outdoor spaces. With a combined 20+ years of construction, gardening and landscaping experience and core belief in honesty, creativity, ecology and commitment to working with clients to bring their landscaping desires to fruition within budgets and quotes and always with open and friendly communication.

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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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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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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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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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