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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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.

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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

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

A few odd jobs

Posted 11 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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Essential

Posted 4 months 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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Exterior- install vent fan

Posted 2 weeks ago

Exterior- install vent fan ( just need to secure with screws & drill) Vent purchased and installed.

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General handyman

Posted 10 months ago

Vanity installed, tv aerial and guttering replaced

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Hanging Curtains & Blinds

Posted 2 months ago

We need curtain rails installed and curtains/blinds fitted. New build small 3 bdrm home.

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Repair wire gate

Posted 1 year ago

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

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General Handy Man

Posted 2 months ago

Hi. I have a single story dwelling rental property 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 - these have been purchased, just need to be installed. I will need this done in the next couple of days (at the lates...

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General Handyman Jobs

Posted 4 months 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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Roof repairs

Posted 4 months ago

Wind blew off some concrete roof tiles

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Uninstall and reinstall a glass door over bath.

Posted 1 year 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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Skirting board install + gib patching and painting

Posted 2 months ago

One small bedroom to have skirting board installed, door rehung etc. One lounge room to have small hole in jib patched then room painted.There will be other small jobs that can be discussed upon inspection. Flexible on timeframe but prefer to have the work completed before Feb 2022

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Deck dismantle and rebuild

Posted 5 months 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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Re wire gate #2

Posted 1 year 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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Assembling garage shed

Posted 7 months ago

Assembling the garage shed I bought from mitre10

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Handyman tasks

Posted 9 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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Timber Boarder for Soft Fall Play Area

Posted 5 months 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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Re Wire Gate

Posted 1 year 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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Internal wall

Posted 7 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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Washing + Dryer Combo Machine Install

Posted 4 months ago

Installation of washing + drying machine combo. Hole will need to be cut through to plumbing of sink/drains for the machine.

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TV Wall Mount

Posted 8 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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Recent handymen reviews

With over 215,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

a few odd jobs

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9th April 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5

Essential

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6th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Handyman tasks


11th May 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
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 4
Communication
 3

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

Supply and install TV Wall Bracket

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st October 2020

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

remove and install cowl on top of chimney

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7th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Handymen in Waimakariri

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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Gracious Living Property Maintenance

Joined July 2016

Small enough to listen...Big enough to deliver! With 25+ years experience in ALL aspects of home renovations repairs & maintenance. Below are just a few examples of what we do:- - Interior & exterior painting - Wooden window frame repairs - Roof cleaning & spraying - Waterblasting - PVC gutters & down-pipes repairs & fitting new - Waterproofing & removal /replacing of old roof nails & caps...

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Bloke and a Hammer

Joined December 2021

I do property maintenance from your Fence, door, or even organising a renovation . I can also do small work even like cleaning your gutter. So, if you have any property that needs maintenance or renovate give me a call.

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Robertson Built

Joined March 2018

We are a small company looking to make a big impact in our region. We are committed to providing a great service at a the best possible price. We are Registered Master Builders, Licensed Building Practitioners & a member of Site Safe New Zealand. Contact us today for more information, we are always looking for our next challenge.

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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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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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PS Civil Limited

Joined October 2021

Professional with over 15 years experience and a can-do attitude, I'm an operator in Civil works with a background in Landscaping and Conservation. I am a specialist in reclaiming overgrown vegetation and steep terrain maintenance. I uphold personal satisfaction and dignity in completing every job, big or small, to the highest standard and satisfaction.

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Just Call Graham

Joined February 2020

Local tradesman based in Kaiapoi. No job too small. I specialise in recycling materials (particularly timber for fencing). This saves you money and the environment. I can plaster, paint and tile- this also keeps the cost down for you. I have been working the painting and decorating business for about ten years so there's not much I don't know about plastering and painting, interior and exteri...

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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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Dave Parker Builder

Joined June 2019

Hi I am a quilified carpenter with over 10 years experience in the building trade. I have had extensive experience in all types of residential work. While I have specialised in new homes, renovations and restorations. I also enjoy doing small jobs. I take great pride in all jobs I do big or small. So if you need a door fixed, a house built or anything in between I look forward to providing you wit...

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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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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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Eastcoast Landscapes

Joined August 2020

We are a small family run landscaping business. We provide all aspects of residential and commercial landscaping and property maintenance. We are happy to provide a free quote. We have been established for 15 years and pride ourselves on high quality work. We do work in the Christchurch, Waimakariri and Hurunui areas.

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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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Sembel it

Joined February 2021

Big or small we do it all. 20 plus years industry experience. Honest and quality workmanship with reviews to back up. Price competitive and we go the extra mile Police vetted. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We aim to exceed your needs and expectations.

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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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Daniel

Joined March 2019

Hi, I have been in the construction industry more than 30 years.I am specialise in renovations and new builds, decks and fence.I am a LBP as well. Nice to meet you and give quotes and we can work from there. Cheers Daniel

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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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