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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2 small repairs

Posted 4 weeks ago

2 small repairs 1) Tight window latch - thread stripped 2) Reseal bathroom tap Images attached Please provide quote to complete the above

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Bed railing support

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need someone to fix rail support rod. Pretty easy job but dont have time to fix it. Also bed screws keep on loosing . I have attached both the broken side and the one which is fine

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Wall Arr

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hey is anyone available to fix the wall art. I am attaching a photo of it. And there is another small one.

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Calling a Jack of all trades

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, We are moving into our new home on the 27th November and are after someone to help us on the following activities; - replace the front and back doors - paint 1 wall in each lounge (there’s 2 lounges) - install security - tint windows - tree stump removal (about 4-5 in total) The house itself is a single level 1960’s weatherboard house in Henderson. We are looking for someone to complete the jobs before the following Tuesday. There’s probably a good couple of days work....

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Fix the workmans shed door and garden shed roof

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need a reliable handyman to repair the workman’s shed and fix or replace the garden shed roof as it is broken and collapsed . Also fix some window hinges and door handles

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Various maintenance jobs

Posted 1 month ago

1. closing brickwork gap in Garage 2. door to access under house 3. Securing corrugated iron and panels for garage and securing gutter downpipe 4. Door by garage shed. Replace existing door with a cheap plastic or outdoor Door 5. Front steps, replace boards + add additional support underneath 6. An internal door has a hole - put some vertical plywood on (like feature) to cover the hole 7. Fix bedroom door wood around lock 8. Sunroom. 1.6 x 2.8. Laminate + fix rotten wood +add skirting +...

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Window Handle and Kitchen Drawer Repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a kitchen drawer where the front panel has come loose from the screws holding it in place (pictures attached). One of our window handles has also come loose after a screw fell out of one side (pictures attached). Both should be fairly straight forward repairs.

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5 -10 hours this week

Posted 3 days ago

My builder may need assistance on a renovation this week -jobs still to do include some skirting boards, putting a wardrobe in, a bit of gib, privacy screen, replacing some cedar weatherboards and general tasks. Would suit someone retired or who just wants a few extra hours work this week. We pay $35 an hour.

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Light renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Fixing the jibs. laying underlay of bath room, small part cladding

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Broken Board on Deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

Repair one of the boards on the deck that is broken

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Fix Ups and Repairs. Windows and doors

Posted 1 month ago

Need a couple of repairs done on my rental property. 1. Back room window doesn't close 2. Back room french doors are sticking 3. Front door locks not working and not sitting in frame properly 4. Door handle into garage needs replacing 5. Move clothesline 6. Create new step into front bedroom. I will need to provide measurements. Need work to be completed as soon as possible.

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Installing/hang a 70kg mirror on a wall

Posted 1 month ago

Install/secure/hang a 70 kg free standing mirror on a wall for

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Cover for Space Under Deck

Posted 4 days ago

I'm not sure what category this is meant to be put in. I need the space under the deck to be closed with some sort of trellis. I have closed a small section of the side of the deck as seen in the photo with trellis bought from Bunnings. I would like the space to be closed off with some sort of door built in so that if need be, access to under the deck towards the back is still possible. Photo A - Area that I want closed with door access above the concreted path. Not sure if door/cover shou...

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Need a tumble dryer put up on wall above washing machine

Posted 1 month ago

I have a Haier 6kg dryer that i would like to be put upside down on w a wall. I have all the connections which came with the Dryer. But NOT the parts required to have it vented outside.

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Interior Shutter removal

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi, I have some interior shutters on my kitchen window which I need removed. I have removed the screws holding them, but they are still held in place with caulk. I have tried removing myself with zero effect. I need someone who can remove the shutter frame and all the caulk around the frame. I can then fill in holds, sand and paint

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Ply outdoor wall cladding and make small gate

Posted 3 days ago

put ply wall cladding on deck side shape it to fit around roof beams. make small gate for under house going onto concrete block house base. put 4 posts in for setting up trellis . Also add barbed wire security fence 4 rows wire or coil style on existing wood fence.

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Swap window handles and repair bathroom door handle

Posted 2 weeks ago

We just need someone to swap around recently installed window handles (one at the side window and one at the bathroom window) which are too big with something smaller. We already have those handles installed so just need to unscrew and swap. The window handle is a little loose so needs to be screwed in properly. The door handle is also loose so needs to be repaired. This is also brand new. Probably an hour's job max.

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New Deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

Build a new deck with gas fire

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TV mounting

Posted 3 weeks ago

Mount a tv onto livingroom wall.

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Laundry section to be removed

Posted 3 days ago

Hi I'm needing my laundry area removed from basement asap (this week), walls to be taken down and tub removed.

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 179,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

General Handyman

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install 2x baby gates at top and bottom of stairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

flat pack furniture assembly

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fit new window latches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General handyman required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix stuck door, and replace rotting window sill

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Window fix

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall mount clothes dryer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

need a tumble dryer put up on wall above washing machine

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mounting heater on wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

4th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

dishwasher installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Three handyman jobs - cupboard hinges, spouting and clothesline install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

URGENT carry/move household items ready for moving van

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window frame leaking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Brackets for Projecter screen & Round Mirror Install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

small fixes around the property

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Couple of handyman tasks

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fibre cement board cladding repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

small bathroom cabinet to be replaced

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

TV mounting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Projects

Joined July 2010

German Master-Cabinetmaker, since 40 years. I think, there is nothing I haven' t made allready. Challange me. Give me some extrordinary job to do and I will do it with attention to detail! Cheers, Franz. (Master Cabinetmaker)

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Emerain property maintenance

Joined April 2018

Hi there I have a years of experience in property maintenance. I am able to do any types of work small or big jobs you ... cluding plumbing, plastering , painting ,any repair or renovation. Also I have years of experience in troubleshoot white appliances. Such as Washing machine, fridge, Dryer, microwave, dishwasher etc.. Let me know know if I can help you with anything. Thanks Regards...

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Stoneley Handyman Services

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm just your average run of the mill young kiwi bloke looking for the chance to prove himself in the industry. I have been doing a multitude of trades virtually my whole life. I come from a trade orientated family with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience at my disposal. Where I excel is my attitude towards the work, whether it be new or common ground, I strive to do...

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ViFi Limited

Joined October 2020

Hi i am an experienced tradesperson but new to builders crack. I am well versed with handyman tasks and pride myself with doing a professional job which I try and deliver on time. I have attached a few few pictures of my recent work. In addition to the pictures where I cant show the before and after I would like to add that I do, TV/Projector wall mounts including running wires through the walls...

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Nuri Construction Ltd

Joined November 2018

Hi, We are experts in renovation works and building new houses being in the construction business for the last 18 years. We are capable of doing any job whether it is big or small. We pride in meeting deadlines and project completions, we can also work on Saturdays when things need to be done. Also we are confident about our competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget.

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Installation interiors limited

Joined January 2017

I have been doing joinery for 10 years for other companies know I m a contractor for myself I do Installation of wardrobes storage kitchen. My jobs are up to date on time with a professional look finish.

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North plaster

Joined December 2019

Hi, my name is Matt . I am the proud owner and operator of North Plaster. My goal is to bring your project to life and be your first choice of contact for your decoration needs, and succeeding your standards. -North Plasters main focus is gib Board, Plastering and Painting. I can also provide other services such as interior and exterior house work, essentially Handy Man tasks. -Communica...

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Intricate Developments Limited

Joined August 2020

You name it we do it. Intricate Developments is a team of qualified and highly skilled professionals using top quality products giving top quality services. We do it all from foundations, walls, roofs, plaster, paint, kitchens, bathrooms and much much more. We cover the whole north island, no job is to big or to small. If you only want quality get in touch with us today regarding a quote. Call...

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HaydenWills

Joined September 2013

I am licensed builder with 20 years experience in all aspects of building work including renovations bathrooms, kitchens, new builds, maintenance and repairs. I strive for the highest standard through out all my jobs and will always listen to clients needs and offer advise on all queries. I pride myself on finding the most cost effective solutions for all the big and small projects.

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Gutter Man Pro

Joined July 2020

Hi, I have been working with gutters for over 5 years. I specialise in Disposal/Repair/Installation/Clean & Flush/Paint of : -Gutters -Valleys -Downpipes -Fascia -Soffits -Other external areas relating to gutters e.g roof restoration I believe it's important to mention that I have my height and safety licence, I work with a harness, portable scaffolding system, ladders and planks, hi...

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AWM Limited

Joined January 2018

AWM Ltd is an Asbestos and Methamphetamine removal company which is licensed with WorkSafe to remove both Class A & Class B contaminated material. Asbestos can be found in textured ceilings, cladding, fencing , lino and roofing in both residential and commercial areas. We have our own Supervisors and a Telarc Certified Safety Management System in place. Services Include: * Supply testing f...

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Dee

Joined October 2020

Hi I am a keep and hard worker with a broad spectrum of skills. By helping friends, I've been working on sites from gardening, house renovations, tree trimmings/removals, fixing little things in and around the house etc. I grew up in a house with a single mum, so I know there's always bits and pieces that needs to be done. I don't muck around and waste time, I'll get it done.

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Good Samaritan

Joined September 2019

For the past couple of years we have been building up our experience in fencing, decking, paving, landscaping, renovations and handy tasks (indoor and outdoor). Success for us is defined as completing a job to a high standard, meeting the deadline and on budget.

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Earthwhile Ltd

Joined October 2016

Earthwhile Ltd is all about top quality workmanship and service while being a sustainable business and not hurting the planet . With roots in permaculture, I love to upcycle and reuse materials to avoid waste. Know that you will get the personal touch, and I treat every job as if I was paying for the end product myself - expecting a very high standard of work. I don't subcontract or employ st...

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Those Guys Property Services

Joined September 2020

Hi, we've been in the property maintenance and renovation for over 15 years with a whole range of skill sets. While we enjoy tackling bathroom, kitchen and general renovations, we do take the time to help out with the smaller things to make your life easier. We are very professional, meet deadlines for project completion and definitely work hard. We take pride in our competitive pricing and quotes...

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M&E renovation

Joined May 2019

I am a solo trader. Ive been renovating houses for the last 10 years. I am currently working as a builder coordinator in a renovation company. I am very professional and always fair to my clients. Every clients Deserve a high quality workmanship. All types of Job. i started from the lowest position in construction industry, meaning no job too small for me. You will have honest advise b...

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CP Ltd CML

Joined August 2015

"Love where you live...renovate" Hi,we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 14 years.While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines and clients expectations. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. Qualified and...

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Masters carpentry

Joined January 2017

We have been in the building industry since 2002 .we have been building new houses and renovating old ones we also do smaller jobs we are very professional and work hard to meet the deadlines for project completion.we provide competitive quotes and complete the jobs on budget

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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