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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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TV Wall Mount

Posted 4 months ago

Seeing if TVs can be put up on walls in 3 bedrooms and a dining room and Putting up 4 TVs on the walls with wall mounts

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Check retractable outdoor awning

Posted 10 months ago

I'm not able to wind the retractable awning out + back easily with the metal rod,,,its very stiff ,,but awning is not old,I've just purchased the house.i'm home before 10am,and after 5,30pm, lunch break is 1-2pm ,

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Underfloor manhole fixing

Posted 11 months ago

Hi guys, I am looking for someone who can fix an underfloor wooden manhole. Please have a look at the photo attached. contact Remees ... ...

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Repair wire gate

Posted 7 months ago

I am waiting to hear back from Chris re putting palings on my gate

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Minor plastering/painting, fixing shower door seal, reaffixing house panel

Posted 9 months ago

Fixing some damage post Tenant. - Minor plastering/painting on skirtings and around a door frame - Fitting a new shower door seal, - reaffixing exterior house panel

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Uninstall and reinstall a glass door over bath.

Posted 8 months ago

I already have a person to repair our cracked bath, but he needs someone to uninstall and reinstall the glass door. He is able to do so form the 15th Jan onwards but I need to be able to coorinate the two of you closely so we aren't taking too many showers without the glass door installed.

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A few odd jobs

Posted 7 months ago

We would like to have our clothesline attached to the house, a shed put up, and its concrete base put down two wine barrels spawn in half and a back fence fixed. we would appreciate quotes and timeframes to do this please.

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Internal wall

Posted 3 months ago

Hi there, we're looking at building 2 walls of 8m long by 6m high in total, can you give us a quote on it, thanks.

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Timber Boarder for Soft Fall Play Area

Posted 1 month ago

We require a timber boarder for a soft fall play area around our Monkey Bars and Trampoline. (See attached image) The area required is about 13 x 6 mtrs. See attached a 2nd image which gives you an idea of what we are after, about 250mm above ground with a 100mm wide cap around the top. I would imagine using 50mm thick timber for the main frame with a 100 x 40mm cap. Access to the area is very good. Mark p.s - I have no idea of the cost, just need a couple quotes.

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General Handyman Jobs

Posted 1 day ago

Hi. I have a single story dwelling in Kaiapoi that needs some odds jobs done. - There is a small chimney leaks when there is a heavy rain. The fireplace itself isn't operational. - The front door will blow open on its own which I think is because it is not connecting with the striker plate properly. - Installing a bathroom towel rail and toilet roll holder. Please let me know your hourly rate and expected cost of job. Thanks Bruce

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Two gates, outside door and shower adjustment

Posted 8 months ago

One outside gate need re -hanging to stop scraping and be able to open fully. The other outside gate needs re-hanging and the latches corrected so it can be opened and closed. The outside door needs re-hanging/straighten so it closes... could be the lock needs replacing or fixing and/or door needs correcting. It's not locking or closing properly. The lock and door handle is in the middle of the door. A 70 shower needs the sliding doors removed, shower curtain rail installed, a new handheld sh...

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Re wire gate #2

Posted 8 months ago

Dog chewed thru chicken wire on gate needs a stronger wire. Reckon about 4 foot high, 4 metres long. Ph: ... or email. Needs fixing urgently

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Roof repairs

Posted 1 week ago

Wind blew off some concrete roof tiles

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Essential

Posted 2 weeks ago

I slipped in the shower this morning and fell against the shower door. The door came off. It doesn't seem damaged in any way but I need someone to refit for me please. The shower is just 3 years old and in excellent condition.

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Handyman tasks

Posted 5 months ago

Removing a small towel rail and heated towel rail and hanging a mirror or 3 - (1 heavy). +putting a small cupbd unit on garage wall above washing machine also screwing some hooks on wall and screwing small nameplate on house exterior-( brick)..i dont know the expected cost sorry,,,,;🙂

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Assembling garage shed

Posted 3 months ago

Assembling the garage shed I bought from mitre10

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Re Wire Gate

Posted 8 months ago

I have a farm gate at my property, and one of my dogs has chewed through the chicken wire. I need a stronger wire on the gate to keep them from escaping.

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General handyman

Posted 6 months ago

Vanity installed, tv aerial and guttering replaced

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Deck dismantle and rebuild

Posted 1 month ago

I have a pine deck that is no more than 1m high that needs top come down for a spa to go in it;'s place, a pad in the sand for the spa and then a small deck to go around the spa. Cut, level sand pad, pool in, rebuild around it. No permit required

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Playhouse Lift

Posted 10 months ago

Needing to get a playhouse lifted into a backyard and i dont have enough strong people to do it. I was thinking of getting a small crane in but i would need an operating license im sure. Dimentions of playhouse are 1700H x 2350L x 1530W all at longest points. I dont know the weight of it. It took 4 strong ppl to get it on the trailer, but couldnt lift as high as a picket fence and over. Not interested in dismantelling the fence putting it back.. i built it, but dont have the time to deal with th...

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Supply and install TV Wall Bracket

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st October 2020

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 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

remove and install cowl on top of chimney

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7th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

a few odd jobs

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9th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Check roof area directly above where ceiling mold has shown..

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17th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Handyman tasks


11th May 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Essential

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6th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden preparation and small landscaping jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gun safe install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Two gates, outside door and shower adjustment

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light handyman repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Superior property maintenance

Joined October 2019

Hey, I am a fully qualified builder. I've been in the building industry for 10years and now bring that knowledge to Superior Property Maintenance. Meeting all your property needs. Everything from odd jobs to renovations with a superior finish. Click for a no obligation free competitive free quote.

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Rhino property maintenance Ltd

Joined August 2021

Property maintenance Garden maintenance FYI plumbing and electrical Rubbish removed Assist with Healthy Homes work Property inspections and reports Post tenant cleaning and repairs Pruning, spraying, mowing, landscaping. Insurance work

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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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The budget lawn gardening and landscaping services

Joined July 2021

Hi there, we are here for your all gardening, lawn and landscaping services. we provide reliable, quick and affordable services around Christchurch. I am fully equipped to do lawn care, hedges trimming, tree pruning or any odd job. plan of selling your property call us for final makeover to get you top $$$. We do take regular clients for lawn mowing and gardening average lawn around christchu...

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City Wide Painters

Joined March 2019

Phil Andrews Painter /Plasterer with 25 years experience in commercial, new builds and older homes, interior and exterior plus Roofs and fences. We work had to meet deadlines while taking pride in our work.

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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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Fix It Fox Handyman Services

Joined December 2020

No Job Too Small. Hands on Engineer. I have built a broad spectrum of residential and engineering items. I have a full suite of skills - fabrication, building, roofing, plumbing, drainage, electrical etc ie classical handyman who does well in all trades. Good tool base. Multiple trailers. Can cart 9m lengths. Engineers built the world.

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CJs Repairs

Joined February 2020

I am a sole trader mainly doing small construction and repairs to residential buildings. I have a lot of experience working with rental properties to keep up with regular maintenance, curtain installs, as well as repairing doors, windows and everything in between. I offer a bit of everything and like to turn my hand to a creative solution for unusual projects including bespoke items from furnitur...

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RedGoat Property

Joined November 2016

Hi, we generally do smaller jobs around residential properties in both maintenance and improvement although we often undertake larger projects as well. We will complete to a very high standard any job around your property including renovation work, Repaints, fencing, decks and landscaping as well as any maintenance work. Getting a competitive quote out to you, no matter how big or small the job, i...

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Austin Anderson

Joined January 2010

Hi. I have been renovating and repairing houses since 1988. Bathroom renovations are a major part of my work, however, I am very happy to renovate any part of your house. Decks are a specialty. Skylights are also in my expertise. I have a team of qualified tradesmen to cover all aspects of your renovation. Covid 19 plan in place . I like to get an idea what you’d like to spend before ar...

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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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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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Madera Woodwork

Joined May 2021

Joiner/ Furniture maker, with over 25 years experience, offers a high standard of various services. Kitchen: for a fresh look replace doors, drawer fronts + all the necessary hardware, alter cabinet to suit new appliances, change counter tops and paint existing panels and walls. I also have grate experience making stairs and balustrade's in all shapes

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Local Handyman Ltd

Joined August 2021

Hi, I’m a qualified carpenter who’s spent the last 8 years building. I also have a lengthy experience of 10 years plus in painting and decorating, as well as a number of years spent in other trades around the building industry. I pride myself on quality workmanship done in a good time frame to assure the job is done to your satisfaction. Competitive quotes and jobs completed on budget.

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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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Mattis Gether

Joined June 2021

Hi, I just started my own business as a Handyman after more than 10 years in the commercial building industry. While I specialise in timber project I also do outdoor projects and maintenance. Reliable and flexible, I will accommodate to get your job sorted in time and on budget!

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Ross Coutts Holdings

Joined March 2018

Hi I have been in business in Christchurch for 32 years in the building /tiling industry I am a qualified carpenter and specialise in bathroom renovations.All small to medium repair work welcome, I take pride in what I do and work to a high standard, I can work to any budget to deliver what my customers require.

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HJL Building Ltd

Joined January 2019

Hi, We are Qualifed Licensed Building Practitioners. We have been building new and restoring older homes for families for over 17 years. We specialise in renovations & also do concrete placing. No job is to small! We pride ourselves on providing competitive know obligation free quotes that we stick to, on time and on budget.

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The Black Fence Company

Joined December 2019

the Black Fence company provides building and maintenance services. Including; fences, gates, decks, pergola's and much more. I provide great communication and attention to detail. I also provide other home improvement tasks and maintenance.

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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts of Joinery, building and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminium 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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