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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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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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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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Essential Swimming Pool Maintenance To Do This Summer

Posted 22/12/16

There’s nothing like taking a dip in your own swimming pool. Kiwi summers and the backyard swimming pool go hand in hand. But do you know what essential swimming pool maintenance it will require?... Top 5 swimming pool maintenance tips Kids, adults and even dogs love a good swim during summe

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Stage 5 Life Stages Home Ownership - Getting Your Home Ready for Retirement

Posted 30/11/17

Thinking about whether the house you're currently living in is suitable for retirement is an important to consider. Many downsize, but should you?... While your house remains your castle, there comes the time we need to adapt it. Getting your home ready for retirement is all about thinking

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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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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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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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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 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!

Recent jobs posted

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

Replace 10 door handles

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have 10 old door handles in my rental property that I would like to have replaced with modern door handles. Looking for a reliable home handyman type person who can do a good job. I haven't as yet purchased new ones and will need advice on what to buy. i.e. does the door handle plus the internal workings need to be replaced for each one? See attached photo.

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Large branch fallen on roof

Posted 2 weeks ago

I would like someone to take the large branch off my roof (its a big one - 4-5m approx, but skinny) and double check that the tree hasnt caused by significant damage to the roof. On second storey. Need long ladder to get to Juliette type balcony, then from there the roof. Can saw up and take for fire wood if you want.

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Dining table fix

Posted 2 weeks ago

Dining table support needs to be fixed. Our dining table's only support is in the middle and the table starts to wobble as it looks like there's a need to strengthen the support.

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Small job in bathroom

Posted 1 week ago

We need to get someone to remove some hardboard from the beading back to edge of tray, add some wood for a new glass shower door to be screwed in to and reinstate hardboard before Monday.

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Ceiling cover

Posted 1 week ago

Cover Dumped ceiling about 1 sqm and painting

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General Handyman

Posted 2 weeks ago

Front entry door warped and sticking. Urgent please

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Concrete demolition

Posted 2 weeks ago

Concrete demolition - Front slab front and back of house Garage foundation Piling the concrete and putting it in the skip bins A couple of other small concrete removal jobs

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Glasshouse - trench & put together glasshouse

Posted 1 month ago

Cut a trench in ground (ground is uneven) - option 2 in link ...... _GxZO/view Install greenhouse - 2.4 x 4.4

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Mount TV onto wall

Posted 3 weeks ago

I would like a 55in TV mounted to the wall in my living room with the cables hidden behind the wall - there are power points below where i want it installed, i already have the bracket (picture attached). Then a smaller TV mounted to the wall in the master bedroom, but am not so bothered with needing the cables hidden .

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Replace Bathroom sink drawer

Posted 1 week ago

Drawer has water damage and needs to be replaced the wood is a glossy type of wood. Will be happy with only the front panel replaced.

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Trampoline installer

Posted 1 week ago

Need someone to install trampoline 12-14ft

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Small fixes around the property

Posted 4 days ago

I need to fix couple of small and quick jobs that needs to be fixed around the property. A wooden gate needs to be fixed with screws, fixing the Sensor light in the bathroom toilet seat requires replacement jobs will be completed under 1.5 hours just want to get a Quote.

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To install ground barriers

Posted 6 days ago

Install ground barrier at basement to meet HHS

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Trench & glasshouse set up

Posted 1 week ago

Quote please to create a solid foundation under greenhouse frame only - the central floor will be the grass. You can use edging kerb-style slabs, breeze blocks, bricks or concrete to create the foundation? And either build up a foundation from ground level, or cut a suitable trench and fill this in with chosen medium. Greenhouse has already been purchased & is at home ready to be set up. It came with a foundation kit to attach to the medium. It measures 2.4 x 4.4

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Broken signage (Posts broken due to weather)

Posted 3 weeks ago

Our Rod front signage's posts have broken due to the extreme weather last week and looking at getting it fixed as soon as possible. The boards are still good. 3 Posts of 75mm x 75mm needs to be put back into the ground, maybe relocation required and refix the panels back

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Handyman required - small jobs

Posted 5 days ago

looking for someone to help with a few items around the house. Fixing kitchen cabinets Remove rotting wood and installing new piece under a window. Boarding up fire place etc

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General handyman required

Posted 5 days ago

small jobs around my home that needs attending to.

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TV mount

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need a handyman to mount a 65 inch TV on the wall - job needs to be done after 6:30pm on either Monday or Tuesday evening

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Shelf installation

Posted 1 day ago

Remove old, glued on, trigular shelves and install 3 new full-length shelves. Desired shelf dimensions: 1260(L)x570(W)

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Odd jobs around the house

Posted 2 days ago

Hi I am looking for a reasonable handyman who can help fix the below, photos attached in order of the below. Looking for someone who can do a good quick job, need completed asap. There may be some additional work needed but will discuss when we meet. If you can make it today will be great. 1. Closet sliding door, not sliding 2. Ceiling Michelangelo tiles lose, weighing down 3. Replacement of one Michelangelo tile or paint over 4. Aluminium sliding door, not sliding 5. Adding steps to our s...

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 169,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

URGENT light lifting and carrying of boxes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hanging a Mirror

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Handyman Tasks


11th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clothes Line Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 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

Mdf cupboards and privacy locks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th May 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

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th August 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

small bathroom cabinet to be replaced

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th June 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

Mounting heater on wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

4th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dismantling an old swing set

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wairata urgent handyman needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace front door handle/lock

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th January 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

Filling hole in ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chain saw work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fence built

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Change door knob

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2020

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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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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Pro UP Renovations

Joined August 2015

Hi, we have been operating since 2014 providing good quality job with affordable prices. Due to it, we can proudly say that we are one of the top tradies around. Check our reviews over hundreds jobs completed only for Builderscrack and let it speak for our selves.

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Mike's Flooring Prep

Joined October 2019

Supplier/Installer of Carpet/Carpet tiles/ Vinyl planking/Laminates. Uplifting of carpet, vinyl, floor Grinding and Preparing the floor for new. Leveling.

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Elitenzhomes Ltd

Joined July 2018

Did you know remodeling a bathroom or Kitchen is one of the best investments you can make! We now have a specialised team who have over 15 years experience in Bathroom and Kitchen renovation - Licensed Waterproofer and Tiler. MONEY BACK GUARANTEED IF NOT COMPLETED WITHIN 12 DAYS We have a reputation for completing complex and challenging projects to the highest industry standards, safely, o...

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ELITE PROPERTY WORX

Joined October 2019

We are a small Renovations company, not just renovating homes but design and renovating gardens too. We specialize in masonry services including brick and block work, rendering and plastering, concrete and paving with no job too small. We believe that hard work, professionalism, being on time and to budget is top priority for our company along with a high standard, quality workmanship. We provid...

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Jake of All Trades Ltd

Joined March 2019

I am coming from a family of builders and building contractors and have been in contact with many handy jobs. I would like to concentrate on smaller jobs and provide competitive quotes.

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KIWI SAPAT Landscaping & Tree Services

Joined September 2012

Hi, I have been doing this kind of work for 11 years. I am very professional in any type of stone work, concrete,wood fences, lawn care, gardening and tree services +++. My small business is competing for the best price and best quality. Free Esitimates!!!!

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Z Maintenance

Joined July 2020

From the smaller day to day repairs and ongoing maintenance through to major works and upgrades, Z Maintenance can manage all your home & business maintenance needs. We take care in preparing your property on behalf of business owners, property managers and real-estate agents to look and function at its best. If you are in the process of selling, renovating, moving sites, commencing or ending...

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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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Eiger Build

Joined August 2009

I'm an experienced and reliable Tradesman. My expertise is interior renovations. I have 17 years extensive experience in kitchens and bathrooms. I'm a highly skilled tiler (ceramic and marble), plasterer ( City and Guilds qualification UK), and decorator. I'm responsible, very hard working, clean and tidy, and pride myself on always getting top results at the best possible price.

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Aquapointplumbing Ltd

Joined June 2020

''We are a Team of Certifying Plumbers -Drainlayers and Waterproofers. Our Services include Weatherproofing and Remedial Work on Roofs, Skylights, Basements, Cladding, Parapets, Calculative Drainage and Plumbing Solutions and Utilising only the Most Appropriate Solutions Tailored for Each Job So You Know it's been Well Brainstormed by Our Team of Professionals. We at Aquapoint take Pride...

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Home Clean Ltd

Joined July 2018

We are a family run company based in the Eastern Suburbs but servicing the Auckland region. We offer House washing and water blasting services for your concrete paths and driveways. We only use Eco-friendly cleaning products which are not only environmentally safe but also safe for your children and pets. We concentrate on a quality service and pride ourselves on the finished product. We also ha...

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FOURMARIAS LAUNDROMAT LIMITED

Joined July 2014

Greetings!... My family had experiences in building and rebuilding construction matters as houses since we were in our good country Philippines. I've been here since August of 2013and had engaged in work an fencing, decking, tiling. painting, cleaning, mechanical works, carpentry, landscaping and some civil works around the vast countryside of Auckland. We do sorts of things that meets our clients...

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H & O Services

Joined July 2020

Hello, I have been in the electrical and building trades for 25 years. I am a registered electrician. I currently offer my services to all appliance repairs, domestic and commercial repairs and maintenance and any handyman services. I pride myself on competitive pricing and on time completion. Above all, I clean up after myself.

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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 & do all kind of floor preparations. Interior & exterior Paintings Gutter cleaning Gib fixing Gib stopping Lagging work for plumbers to apartments Soundproofing etc

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Handyman reno services

Joined August 2018

Hi, I have been building and renovating homes for years. I specialize in the strange and unique. I have built in many different climates and locations. Log cabins in USA, Mill and build in Africa and steel structures in WA. Concreting and outdoor works, balcony's, pergola's and BBQ areas a specialty. Both wooden and steel fencing also. Internal renovations and remodeling. Have an Electrician on h...

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Leiana's Contractors

Joined May 2017

Small team of experience builders & masons who got together to do contracting work . Our service includes landscaping., concrete , demolition , fencing , turf , Gib , insulation , home repairs , renovation . www.leianacontractors.co.nz

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Nest Renovation Ltd

Joined October 2017

I am licensed builder with more that 25 years of experience, my MOTTO is "quality constructions and honest service" Please check my work at www.nestrenovation.co.nz We specialize in house alteration/extension and complete house renovations. I would provide detailed quote within 24 hours or earlier if necessary.

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Trinity Contractors Limited

Joined August 2019

We are a family oriented company with old school values but modern day thinking. We may be a brand new company but we have more then almost 50+ years of experience in the trade. We specialise in commercial building and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We pride ourselves on providing you a high quality service at competitive rates while still maintaining that friendly interacti...

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Custom Renovations

Joined September 2009

I am a qualified builder and cabinetmaker. I am also a Licenced Building Practitioner. We do renovations, house alterations and extensions. We also do decks and fencing, kitchen and bathroom renovations, house maintenance. Free quotes available

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