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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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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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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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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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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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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 or

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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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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.

Plaster and paint two small areas, and hang two external doors.

Posted 1 year ago

I have had a ranch slider installed and a small wall moved in a pantry and am in need of plaster work to be done in the pantry as well as some tiles laid. I would also like two external doors hung.

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Measuring and rehanging two doors.

Posted 2 months ago

The measuring and rehanging of two doors. Got lino layers in now and the doors are to low. So they have to be measured for right height and rehang today.

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Efex moulding

Posted 1 month ago

I am look for a handy man who can take measurements and paint or gilding on Efex moulding.

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Odd Jobs Huntly

Posted 8 months ago

Look for someone to do some small repair jobs on a rental. 1/ front door inside lock needs re-fix to door 2/ Replace some timber around under deck 3/ cut open a fence to a pathway.

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Basement reno

Posted 7 months ago

Our basement is being renovated into a self contained flat . All plumbing and electrical work is sorted. Just need Final touches to bathroom and kitchen . Repair concrete floor, frame a wall , remove an external door and cover it . And possibly need a new internal staircase

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Fit trim to hallway

Posted 7 months ago

Need to source and fit 65mmx19mm molding to hallway ceiling. Hallway is 5M long and standard width, about 12lm of molding to fit and match to existing.

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Window Security latches intall

Posted 11 months ago

Install security latches on lots of windows.

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Picture Hanging

Posted 5 months ago

I am looking to have 4 items hung in a rental property. One 1.2m canvas, two 16 x16inch frames and a small clock. These items are light and will just need to be hung using picture hooks. This will hopefully be a quick job for the right person and I am looking to get this done on either Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat or Sun .

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Assemble jump flex trampoline

Posted 1 year ago

Purchased a jumpflex tramp but don’t have time to put it together. ... Assembly takes approx 2 hours according to jumpflex.

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Installation of Exterior Door

Posted 9 months ago

I would someone to measure and install an exterior door at my property. It needs to be a budget door as I am not looking to spend too much. Any door would do as long as it is sturdy and weatherproof. I have seen some doors at Three Brothers Hamilton and need someone to measure, pick up the door from Three Brothers and install it. I will pay for the door separately unless you can provide a better deal. Thanks

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Doll House

Posted 3 months ago

Hi , I need 3 circles cut about 29cm in diameter, the wood is plywood and mdf about 1cm thick. The 3 circles will then need to be cut into triangles . I am making a spiral staircase for a Barbie Doll house. The bookcase is made of mdf, A circle will need to be cut in middle shelf and on on top, so the staircase will fit. I would like holes drilled to fit dowel through , with smaller ones on each trianglre to fit a banister railing. Lastly I need 4 windows cut into the side of bookcase 17 by 22cm...

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Help

Posted 6 months ago

I have a load of stuff I have to do around the property, I need someone hardworking and reliable. To: - Empty and remove 3x veggie gardens - they are around 2.5m2 as shown in picture. Soil can be dumped in a designated area but wood will need to be removed from site. Cut and dump old outdoor furniture, dump some paint, plant pots, etc. Remove two rose bushes, a plant and vine and remove from site. - spray behind shed and remove all wood and stuff from site. (picture) -remove old compost bi...

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Paint Scraping Wooden Windows

Posted 8 months ago

Hi there, Am looking for a star paint scraper! I have 4x large wooden windows that need to be stripped of the paint ready for painting/filling. Please can you give me a rough estimate of cost and if you are the right person for the job, I will contact you. Thanks

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Various odd jobs

Posted 1 month ago

I require my various jobs done such as wooden deck scrubbed and cleaned and re-oiled, new lock on fence, new garden edge, sort a leak in archgola and guttering and some other small jobs.

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Outbuilding repairs

Posted 4 months ago

HiI would like a few repair jobs done on an outbuilding, can you help?  Partial reclad from fibro sheets to ply batten Exterior walls paint Sliding door re-install Low deck install

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Handyperson

Posted 1 week ago

To replace some rotten barge boards, install some door handles and fix a leak in roof

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Install clothesline in garage

Posted 1 year ago

Install clothesline in double garage. Hills retractable clothesline. 6.5m.

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Clear under the house

Posted 5 months ago

clear depris and aluminuim etc from under the house and take away

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Property Maintenance

Posted 6 months ago

Need weedspraying, deck waterblasting, roof spraying, tree trimming... probably be a couple of days a month.

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Leak

Posted 1 month ago

Leak behind laundry wall which backs onto passage. Expect a piece of Gib will need to be removed to get to pipe work. Remove TV Aerial from roof

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Install clothesline in garage


29th January 2020

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Build a playground set

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13th June 2020

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 5
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 5
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Property Maintenance

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18th September 2020

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 5
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odd Jobs Huntly

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27th July 2020

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 4
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Fit Shower Curtain Rail


28th July 2019

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 5
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Leak

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11th February 2021

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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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Waikato Precision Concrete Co Ltd

Joined February 2019

We have over 17 years experience laying and finishing concrete. We will prepare (form work if required), place & finish large or smaller Concrete work, whether it be a house slab, Driveways or edging work. Preparation can also include digger and bobcat machinery work as required. We are also available to build Decks, Raised Gardens, or retaining walls. We can travel around the Waikato or Bay...

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Gomobi contracting

Joined June 2020

Hi we are a small team of handymen consisting of a gibstopper ..handyman and a painter working across the greater North Island doing odd jobs. We specialize in all Interior Prep & Painting..gibbing. our painter is also available for light handyman jobs. ************************************* We also have an arborist on board for all your tree felling/landscape needs! *************************...

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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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A Tradesman

Joined June 2014

Hi Thank you for taking time to read about our qualified and experienced team that have been in the Glazing industry for over 15 + years dealing with all Glass repairs and Glass supply for commercial and residential properties. Please note we are not ordinary glaziers we are specialists in every type of glazing We repair all broken glass in Aluminium frames / Steel frame / wood frame...

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Farnell Contracting

Joined October 2020

Hi, new to the industry but young and enthusiastic with a wide variety of experience. As a career firefighter I've got a background in solving problems so mixing this with hands on skills I've learnt over the years in the odd jobs I've worked.

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TimberFox Floors

Joined July 2019

Hi, We run a Property Maintenance & flooring company trading as TimberFox Floors. The works we do : We supply & Install Carpets Laminate, solid wood, Enggineering wood, Vinyl Planks, Tiles, Carpet Tiles Vinyl sheets & do all kind of floor preparations. Interior & exterior Paintings Gutter cleaning Gib fixing Gib stopping Lagging work for plumbers to apartments Soundproofin...

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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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PANNA Woodworks Ltd

Joined December 2014

Twenty years of experience in all kinds of wooden,laminate and engineered floors installation, deck building and water- blasting . We are owner operators that are honest, hardworking and committed to a friendly customer service. Many satisfied customers through the years are the proof that we have been doing jobs professionally. We offer a great job at great rates and we take huge pride in turnin...

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Bay Fence and Fix Ltd

Joined January 2020

Build. Install. Repair. Decking, Fencing, Retaining. I'm Cam Walker and with Bay Fence and Fix I set out to build better fences throughout the Bay of Plenty. I specialise in residential work and have the tools, experience and passion to tackle fencing in all its forms. Including but no way limited to Small rural, orchard and commercial projects Gates - any style to fit any space...

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One Little Job Ltd

Joined May 2012

I am a licensed builder with 40 years experience. I have been self employed for most of those years. I have worked on many of the biggest projects in Auckland including Princes Wharf. I can supply references if required...

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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JDM Projects

Joined January 2021

We do quality installations of Heat pump systems, Ventelation systems and ducted systems. We take pride in maintaining your property and can assist with kitchen and bathroom renovations , gutter and roof cleaning, timber decks and painting With 21 years experience we will make sure to exceed your expectations.

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Clear Property and Projects

Joined June 2019

Clear Property and Projects is a professional service that takes the stress out of those sometimes worrying tasks. From small around the house ideas all the way through to project management of large scale builds. We have you covered. A trustworthy source to help you out. Get in touch for an obligation free quote.

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ONCORE

Joined November 2020

Hi,we specialise in installation,repair and maintenance business in Bay of Plenty and Rotorua.No job is too big or too small for us.We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Premier Scaffolding Premier Contracting

Joined April 2018

Hi we are a scaffold company who have been operating in the waikato for over 2 years now covering anything from commercial to mobile scaffold We have recently encorparated a sub business called premier contracting I have personally been building for over 6 years now and have covered anything from new builds to minor alterations decks and fences

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LA Developments ltd

Joined September 2020

With 7 years under my tool belt I am a young motivated qualified chippy with an exceptional eye for detail and a great team of sub contractor when needed. I can tackle almost any job big or small and to high quality standard while providing competitive quotes and meeting deadlines.

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Maintain to profit

Joined March 2017

We are a renovation and maintenance company, who project manage the work using our teams of sub contractors. We negotiate great rates with our contractors, meaning no extra cost to you for one point of contact and project management

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Waikato Building Reports

Joined November 2020

Plumber by trade from the 1970s. Have been renovating houses over the years. Currently working on my 1924 house. I like the smaller jobs that no one else wants.

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Thurston Developments

Joined July 2019

At Thurston Developments we provide Quality Excavation - Drainage - Landscaping & Site Clearing works across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. We focus on clients specific requirements with key attention to detail, at a reasonable price! We enjoy a variety of projects from residential / renovations to commercial or small subdivisions and we aren't shy of a challenge.

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JDC Contracting Bop

Joined June 2020

Hi , At JDC Contracting We Specialize in New Aluminium Windows & Doors, Aluminium joinery Replacements/Maintenance , Retro fitting of New Double Glazing , Small Building Jobs , Renovations , Decks , Deck Repairs , Fences , with 20 years in the building Industry We are very professional and work hard to deliver the best quality workman ship on time and within budget , there's no job to big or to sm...

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