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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest handymen case studies

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

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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 shower unit

Posted 6 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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Put flat pack pantry together

Posted 2 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 1 year 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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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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Little Wonders (Timaru)

Posted 2 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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Melamine installation

Posted 5 months 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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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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Handyman to fix Garage Door Opener

Posted 10 years ago

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

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Weatherboard cladding repairs

Posted 7 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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Build a bird aviary frame

Posted 7 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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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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Fix Piles

Posted 9 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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Concrete patio

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Small garden and build raised garden

Posted 3 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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Handy Man Required

Posted 1 year 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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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.

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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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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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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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Unique Built

Joined November 2019

For quality workmanship look no further. At Unique Built we cover a range of work from your everyday handyman jobs right up to newly built homes and everything in between.

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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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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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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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Jellis construction

Joined November 2015

I take a lot of pride in my work I have been building for 8 years now and am a licensed building practitioner. Have done work with architectural new builds, spec homes, earthquake repairs and big renovation jobs and have acquired a wide skill set from these. Happy to come and give a free quote and havnt had a job go over budget so far look forward to doing some quality work for you

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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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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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K G wright

Joined February 2019

Hi.I am a qualified joiner with 30yrs experience in this trade. I have many years in the shopfitting and home maintenance areas. I will give you an honest quote and keep you informed thru out the job . I have been police vetted to work within the preschool industry and a member of search and rescue. No job too big or small.

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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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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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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 Wilson Built Homes with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality...

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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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Kit set Assembly Services

Joined January 2018

Hi at Kitset Assembly Services, we are the manufacturer approved installers of your new nz made garden shed. Fully trained in all areas of Kitset Assembly from indoor/outdoor furniture to BBQs and everything in between. Not to mention that all job related rubbish is removed free of charge. You can be assured of a quality job and with set pricing rather than per hour rates there are no hidden surp...

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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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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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Rainbowscapes

Joined March 2017

HI, Rainbowscapes is a garden maintenance, landscaping and general handyman company based in North Canterbury. We have lived and worked in the area of 12 years, building up a comprehensive and well rounded knowledge of gardens in the area. Hard or Soft Landscaping is no problem! We specialize in creating and maintaining you a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy and relax in. In addition we have a w...

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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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