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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Homeowners Guide to Summer Proofing Your Deck

Posted 23/02/17

Our skin isn't the only thing that needs to protecting from the harsh New Zealand sun, our decking needs to 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

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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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Latest handymen case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

More Than Meets The Eye: The Bosh 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 Bosh 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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Minor Plumbing and Door Lock

Posted 1 month ago

1. WC cistern flow continues 2. WC door does not latch

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Tv bracket

Posted 14 hours ago

Attach tv bracket to the wall in a resthome for my mum

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Internal wall, door and part ceiling.

Posted 1 month ago

New internal wall needed to divide living room and create a second bedroom. New doorway, door hanging etc. Gib-lining to part of ceiling.

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Seal/fix small roof leak and replace ceiling tile

Posted 4 weeks ago

It's leaking from tile roof The roof needs to seal Ceiling where it leaks has damaged the Gib sheet Needs to replace damage part and plaster and paint

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Dog house

Posted 1 month ago

Build a dog house. Fully insulated & waterproof, top opening to allow easy access and cleaning. Dimensions width 1100 x depth 1200 x height (front 1100mm & back 900mm).

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TV wall bracket installation and hanging other pictures and mirrors

Posted 1 month ago

We have recently had our bedroom painted and need someone to come in to install a wall tv bracket, a number of pictures and mirrors

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Soffit board repair/replacement

Posted 1 month ago

I'm wanting part of my soffit board at home to be repaired. Wondering if someone can provide a free quote on how much it needs to be repaired. My gutters are internal gutters. I've attached the photos of the damage. I live in a tight shared drive way. Tradesman will need to park on our on property drive way not on the shared driveway as neighbours get angry if someone is obstructing the drive

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Partition wall

Posted 1 month ago

Build partition wall of size 170cm length and 243cm height approx with sliding door of 170×60

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Tasks List

Posted 2 weeks ago

1. Joinery – External & Internal: Unsealed mitre-joins of frames which need to be fixed. 2. Roof: roof fasteners, need to install new screw fasteners and hammer the old ones with silicon around it 3. Bathroom: cracks in grout filling, silicon caulking around edges, intersections & corners, crude finishes need to be rectified, inadequately sealed around corners & edges which need to be re-sealed. 4. Garage: Roof – there are some uplifted fasteners on the roof.

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Air vent, steps and trim

Posted 1 month ago

Three jobs, that hopefully one can do: - Need the air vent removed and ceiling filled - trim replaced so waterproof around bath - steps replaced as rotting Ideally within the next week

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General Handyman tasks to prepare house for sale

Posted 1 month ago

Preparing to sell my house & need some general handyman jobs done Small paint jobs around house Putty in windows Repair a possible leak in ceiling Possibly some other small jobs when I notice them & make a list

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General repairs

Posted 1 month ago

Cupboard door has come off hinges Chain to garage door has come off Clothesline has come off

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Tree trimming & grass clippings removal

Posted 1 week ago

I have 3x trees approx one storey roof height I need cut right back and a pile of grass clippings removed that have been accumulating in the corner of yard for some time.

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Door knob and soap holder fixing

Posted 1 month ago

One of the door knobs has become free and is not holding the door when closed. Also the soap holder has come out and need to be fixed. photos attached for reference. Please contact with your quote for repair.

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Mirror hanging

Posted 1 month ago

a large heavy mirror 107cm x 165cm to be hung in lounge, will need new chain fitted to hang vertically and new studs found to hang from as apartment has undergone a rebuild, also a small mirror to be hung and a heater and small painting

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Dismantle Scoria Rock Wall

Posted 4 weeks ago

Handyman needed to dismantle a scoria rock retaining wall. Some rocks (mostly upper ones) held in place with cement but reasonably easy to dislodge. Easy access however care will be needed not to damage cladding of house. Scoria rocks to be stockpiled on property. This will require the ability to move the rocks 70 metres on the property. 53m of this can be done by vehicle on driveway. Please contact for more information or to arrange viewing. Job to be completed by the 23rd of September.

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General fixing

Posted 1 month ago

Fixing dishwasher and connecting laundry tub

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Pre sale touch up jobs

Posted 5 days ago

I have a bunch of little jobs that need doing prior to putting our house on the market. Jobs thus far include -insinkerator not working (not blocked though) -paint touch ups - repair of door frame and gib from teething pup -wonky cupboard fixed -new silicone in shower - white silicone around vanity, toilet etc Ive added some photos of examples of the type of paint jobs that need doing

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General repairs and maintenance

Posted 19 hours ago

1. Long light bulb change 2. Towel rack has come off wall. Looks to have been plastered. 3. Iron rail from top of sliding door has come off. The sliding door now wobbles when opening

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Downpipe & Cat Doors & Ranch Slider Security Lock

Posted 1 month ago

Downpipe onto garage roof needs current end fixture removed (pic of right angle fixture with 2 holes) and swapped for something similar to other picture. Cat doors installed into 2 wooden doors. One door is internal. 2nd Door is back door to garage which is a paneled door on one side with green board on other side (see pics). I have the cat doors. Security Lock installed onto aluminium ranch slider

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 144,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Light repair work., small plastering, inside painting, outside deck painting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gutter & Spout cleaning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen sink removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace two door handles

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Those squeaky floorboards need to go!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Downpipe & Cat Doors & Ranch Slider Security Lock

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rack fixing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General Handyman Jobs around the house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General Handyman tasks to prepare house for sale

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hooks Installed & Shelves for Childcare Centre

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fireguard installation & front door strike plate installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Handyman required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 1
Communication
 1

Finishing jobs to do

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dryer Install + additional ...(Hobsonville Point)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Home maintenance

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Peninsula Hall - Handy Person Required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Handyman for manufacturing business

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shelf removal

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

18th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Shoreline builders

Joined March 2016

Shoreline Builders offers its customers quality workmanship and will work with you every step of the way ensuring your vision comes to life. From small building projects to large scale jobs Shoreline Builders offer a honest and professional service. With a wealth of experience across varying levels of work Shoreline Builders builds with passion and finishes with pride. Call us today.

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Donaldson Renovation

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for many years and can do or arrange for all trades from piles to roofs and everything in between including electrics, plumbing, carpentry, cabinet making and painting. Tend to focus on smaller jobs. Fast quotes and good rates.

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Eswar maintenance and property renovations

Joined July 2019

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

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Apex Tree Services

Joined June 2011

A passionate Arborist Horticulturalist with over 30 yrs experience Qualified working with plants and trees totally professional all work undertaken hedges removals shaping view restoration etc very competive rates All work considered

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7kiwirenovations

Joined October 2017

Hi, We've been doing House Painting, Water Blasting, Concrete Paving, Fencing, general Project Management, decking Water proofing and Floor and Wall Tiling services, Pergola and decking services While we specialise in Major renovations, we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing compe...

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Handyman Services

Joined May 2017

We are a team that thinks outside the Box for your General Repairs and Waterproofing. Our services include but not limited to include General Repairs, Maintenance, Waterproofing, Roof and Skylight Repairs, Drainage and Gutters. Roof Restoration and Coating, Custom Repairs and General Troubleshooting of issues around your build which might seem almost impossible to remedy. We have a ran...

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RS Roofing Ltd

Joined December 2017

Hi, we have over 17 years experience in the Longrun Roofing Industry and we are registered as an LBP (Licensed Building Practitioner) so you know we’re professionals. We specialise in Maintenance, guttering, re roofing, new roofing, we can assist you from start to finish with a 5 year labour warranty also manufacturer product warranties from our suppliers..conditions apply. We can also assist...

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Maintain To Profit Auckland CBD

Joined June 2019

We provide fixed price / fixed timeframe renovations for homeowners and property investors from kitchens and bathrooms through to full interior and exterior renovations, basement conversion and extensions. With over 20 years in the building and construction industry and a great team we are able to offer peace-of-mind that your renovation project will be done effectiently and to a high standard....

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Repiling101

Joined July 2018

"101 ways to level a floor" "1 way to do it right" We take pride in providing a professional house, home or building repiling service. Specialising in subfloor fixing/bracing/structural replacement and repair. Floor re-leveling, repiling, building foundations restoration. We strive to deliver a prompt service and Quality workmanship.

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Elitenzhomes Ltd

Joined July 2018

We have a reputation for completing complex and challenging projects to the highest industry standards, safely, on time and within budget or compensation, Our team Victor - LBP registered carpenter are organised and devoted to provide the best service for you. We always hold a upbeat can-do attitude, even under the most extreme environmental and operating conditions. We are proud of our integr...

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Shoreline Property Services Limited

Joined January 2012

We have been offering Auckland our services for over 15 years. We are professional, hard working and reliable , whether its a small or large job, we are happy to help. The types of services we can offer you are Handyman works and odd jobs Painting Construction site clean ups. Property clean outs Rubbish/Junk /Green waste removal. Deceased estate clean ups. Demolition work.

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Hire a handyman

Joined August 2015

Hi, I have been running this maintenance company for the past 4 years where all around Auckland. I always provided a great job to keep my clients satisfied and loyal.

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Callander Builders

Joined October 2013

Hi there. We are a team of 2 qualified, licensed builders who has been working in the Auckland region for over 25 years. Having contracted to the health boards and ACC, we are reliable, trusted and efficient workers who can carry out any job at a fixed price. Having completed over 3000 jobs, you can rest assured you will get the best quality and service at a great price. Jonathan Callander.

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Smurf Village Builders

Joined January 2015

With over twenty years experience in renovating we pride ourselves on giving you a quality finish at a fair and affordable price. We can manage your project from concept to completion or provide you with help completing renovation needs. Whether it is a new bathroom, painting, landscaping or a new extension or new build - we offer excellent customer service; realistic pricing and sound advice ba...

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HVAC controls and electrical

Joined October 2016

Hi, we have been wireing new house and old ones for the last 10 odd years . While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do small to larger size projects from time to time,we are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for projects and within your budget. We also install heat pump from domestic to commercial Design and built We are also registered electricians and...

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Drake Install

Joined May 2019

Hi, I have been in the building industry for the last 10 years. Very Professional with a good work ethic. I specialize in the smaller projects that others cant fit in. I provide competitive quotes and work hard to get jobs done on time.

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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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Nailed It Carpenters

Joined March 2019

Hi, Ive been building for 7 years plus now. I specialise in new builds/renos. Have worked on very high end homes all over Auckland. No job is to big or to small. Fully qualified with my lbp licence. Pride myself on delivering quality work on time and in budget. Thanks

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Buddy Jones

Joined September 2019

Hey! We specialise in kitchen renovations and installations for both old and new kitchens. We are pretty handy in other aspects including, gib, plaster, painting. We like outdoor work too! Things such as fencing, water blasting, general clean up, gardening. Whatever the job may be, we will be 100% transparent while we provide you with our very best quality and service. Look forward to hearing from...

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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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