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Looking For Wellington's Best Handymen? Find them here!

Got a bit of this and a bit of that which needs doing at your place? Sick of hiring lots of tradies to do lots of tiny little jobs? Then you need to use one of Wellington’s best handymen who are available right here at Builderscrack!

A handyman is the ultimate tradie! Handymen are great at tackling so many of the little jobs which we find tricky and bothersome to do. They will also happily complete those medium sized jobs which specialised tradespeople may not want to do. Best of all Wellington has an awesome range of handymen who can tackle jobs on their own which would usually require multiple tradesmen, such as being able to fix your leaky toilet, plaster and paint your bathroom and mow your lawns!

Services Offered By Wellington Handymen

A jack-of-all-trades loves to concentrate on doing all those little jobs around your house waiting to be done. Our capital’s handymen turn their hands to providing many different services and consequently have a wide range of skills and experiences to offer home owners and landlords.  So whether your property needs a makeover or some maintenance, a handyman is often the right person for the job!

Some of the general services they offer include:

  • Interior and exterior painting
  • Changing door locks
  • Gibstopping
  • Tiling
  • Fixing holes in walls
  • Regular property maintenance
  • Wallpapering
  • Cleaning blocked gutters and drains
  • Fixing broken window catches
  • Building a fence
  • Garden landscaping
  • Replacing rotten weatherboards
  • Installing new clotheslines

Each property repair person is different and brings with them a unique set of skills to the jobs they do. Every home repairman will be able to offer their own range of services, making it important for you to be certain about what your job will entail when looking to hire a handyman. One of the best ways to do this is to have them visit your property and give you a quote on the job/s which need doing and let them see exactly what is involved.

Some jobs will require the services of a professional builder, plumber or electrician.  Your handyperson will be able to arrange the right professional to come and help them complete your job safely. Local handymen from around the Wellington region also have a wealth of knowledge about our windy weather, areas which are prone to flooding and slips, where to source local products for your home at the lowest prices. 

Are Handymen Licenced Building Practitioners?

A Licenced Building Practitioner (LBP) is a tradesperson who has been certified as being able to carry out specific trade work to a high standard. If work on a property will have an impact on that building’s weather tightness or structure, an LBP is required by law to complete that job. With most handymen being skilled in a wide range rather than specialising in just one type of trade work, most are not LBPs. However some LBPs promote themselves as being a handyman, capable of tackling both the little jobs and larger more specialised jobs an LBP must do such as re-roofing or building an extension to a house.

Latest handymen articles

Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering handymen related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

Earthquake Preparedness - Is Your Home Secure?

Posted 30/03/17

Earthquakes are unpredictable and the best form of defence is to be prepared. Keeping a well-stocked survival kit with food, water and other essential supplies is one way we can care for our family after a shake. We can also prepare our homes too, we take a look at ways you and your family can g

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Stage 6 Life Stages of Home Ownership - Caring For Your Home During Your 80s

Posted 07/12/17

Owning a home at any age is a commitment, but when you're caring for your home during your elderly years there are more things to consider... In our final article of our Home Ownership Article Series, we discuss the types of decisions you'll need to make and how to get the best value for

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest handymen case studies

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

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!

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

Recent jobs posted

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

Erecting some polycarbonate sheeting and moving two pot plants

Posted 6 days ago

I need about 4 sheets of polycarbonate collected from the hardware shop and mounted on a drive on property - framing already available so just a matter of screwing it on to the existing framing. Also two large pots/plants to be moved 50m down the street and up about 12 steps and along a corridor

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Putting up shelves

Posted 1 week ago

Putting up wall shelves approx 8 in different rooms

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Custom mini shed

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, i would like to build a mini shed, box type to give storage to two bikes....one electric one....i would like to have a really nice looking shed with nice roof, it needs to be solid....the place where i need this shed is right in front of the house so the shed needs to be nice and tidy....ideally all done using timber and to fit nicely with the surrounding.... it needs to be not too tall, just right to fit in the available place....the main door needs to have nice galvanized finishing a...

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Clothes line to be installed

Posted 2 weeks ago

Daytek twin fold down clothes line to be installed on fence. Fence requires an extra piece of wood adding because posts are not the required distance apart to match length of washing line

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Install door knobs

Posted 2 weeks ago

I bought the new door knob from Bunning to replace my old one. However, the hole(s) are just too small to fit in all. I need someone with the knowledge to drill a proper size hole and fit the new one in perfectly. Please send me quotation for this job. Thanks.

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Removing garage shelf

Posted 1 week ago

I'd like to get a shelf removed from my garage, it's attached at four points with nails and screws (see photo). The shelving isn't structural, and should be easily removed.

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Affix Tv Bracket

Posted 2 weeks ago

We would like someone to affix our 48" tv to the wall, hiding the wiring in the wall. We have already bought a bracket.

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Replace / Repair weatherboards

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, We are getting the house painted and have uncovered some rotten boards. We would like these replaced / bogged where necessary before we start to prime. Ideally, would like done in a couple of weeks. Link to photos below: ... Thanks!

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Shed door repair

Posted 1 day ago

My aluminium doors on my shed are not closing. I think the hinges need replacing as the top of the door is not flush and jams.

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Pre move in handy man hit list

Posted 3 days ago

Hi there - we have a number of bits and pieces from the builders report that we'd like to get sorted before we move in. These include: - repairing and sealing batten - sealing vent - replacing hinges - seal and plug junctions of weatherboard and windows - tighten trim around windows - treat flashings with rust neutraliser - replace bytenol membrane on small roof section - refix pan head nails on some roofing sections - replace french door sill - build a gib wall and install doors in...

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Remove soil and stones

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are removing a small area of garden from the side of our house. Stones are in a pile and soil still in the garden, we would like it all taken away. We could help load into your trailer and can provide wheelbarrow. The garden is close to our driveway, flat easy access. We may have more similar work over time.

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Fix two lights and repaint a windowsill

Posted 1 week ago

I have three jobs I need done at my rental property: -Replace an outdoor light with a floodlight (needs tall ladder) -Investigate exterior light that is flickering -Sand, prime and paint a windowsill

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Cutting up Firewood into manageable pieces

Posted 2 weeks ago

We had a large tree removed and cut into big chunks to store and season two years ago. We now need it cut into manageable burning pieces for our fire. We need someone to come and cut this up for us. We will then restack. You must provide your own suitable chainsaw. Quotes only please.

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Door maintenance

Posted 1 week ago

I’m looking to weather-proof my front door (it needs some sort of draft-stopping as there is a big cold draft getting in) and also fix another internal door which doesn’t close properly.

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Help me

Posted 2 weeks ago

2 floating small shelves to be hung. Bike storage hanging kit to attach to ceiling in garage. 2 ryobi tool storage units to be hung in garage wall . 2 hooks to hang on ceiling to store outside umbrella on.

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Remove Sections from Fitted Kitchen w/c 18 May

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, We have just moved into a new (old) home and want two end units removed from the fitted kitchen so we can put our (larger) fridge into the space. The units contain a fridge & a pull out metal shelving (photos below). The top may need strengthening so the top 2 cupboards do not need removing & skirting board cut so the fridge can side in. Needs to look tidy! We need the work done any time Mon-Thurs next week as the fridge is arriving Friday.

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Exterior Cladding

Posted 1 week ago

Just a couple of small fixes on some cladding, replacing nails etc

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Deck post installation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking a handyman to help with deck post installation.let me know hourly rates

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Installing dryer to wall

Posted 5 days ago

Hi, I am looking for someone to install a dryer onto the wall in my laundry cupboard. I am told I will need a reasonably solid bit of timber to drill into and then into the wall stud. Thanks!

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General handyman / labourer

Posted 2 weeks ago

Waterblasting retaining walls and concrete paths (can hire a waterblaster), repainting / touching up paintwork on retaining walls and fences as needed, painting white strips on outside steps. Cutting back some small plants/trees and applying root killer. All outside work. End May or early June.

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Laundry refresh

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair Aluminium Shed Door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mailbox installed

Work carried out by a subcontractor

9th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fixing holes in the wall and gaps.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gutter clearance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dryer installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laundry shelves and floating shelves

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Ceiling Patch/paint and fan ducting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Large flag install


20th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re-seal around bath

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Broken toilet seat/putting up a brace for a tv on the wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Handyman required - ongoing work opportunity

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window security latch fitting


15th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 2

A handy man

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa Pool Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove Sections from Fitted Kitchen w/c 18 May

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing the green house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Cat door installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mirror Hanging

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hanging a large mirror #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Handymen in Wellington

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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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

We do building/painting/plaster and landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We strive on going above and beyond for our clients. So please feel free to get in touch for any up coming project we can help you with thanks.

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PMSW

Joined August 2019

We do it all "Property Maintenance Services Wellington" is a family run business specializing in a range of services such as: General Construction, Building Inspections, Earth Works, Painting, Concreting, Property Cleaning and Grounds Maintenance. We network with other professional contractors to assist with any specific property maintenance needs you may have, leaving you stress free wit...

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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stevefixit

Joined July 2010

Hi, I've been in the building trade now for approx 20 years. I was a master painter by trade originally but liked the idea of making things so I went into the carpentry trade and qualified. My expertise is designing and building decks, fences and smaller jobs. I prefer the one to one personal touch. I don't enjoy the bigger commercial side of works as much. I have many, many pictures of w...

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Tony's Painting & Building Services

Joined November 2016

We provide a high quality cost effective service for all your home and commercial needs. Exterior and interior painting undertaken by painters with 20 years plus experience. Interior and exterior maintenance carries out by an experienced builder. Happy to quote for large and smaller jobs, Satisfaction is a high priority for us and we won't let you down. Cheers Tony

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MVT Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2020

I am a one man operation with over 13 years experience mostly doing residential electrical work and repairs. I was previously also the head of whiteware repairs at my old firm, training over 5 apprentices before going out on my own. I am professional, prompt, upfront and honest regarding costs and timelines

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general handyman work, Gib board repairs / painting Interior and Exterior / fencing / decking / plastering / general non compliance building work / water blasting / fitting doors and hardware etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of personal projects over the years incorporating all of the above, s...

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C&F

Joined August 2019

Hi I been working building around 12 years. I am licensed builder . Good people to working with . We are very professional and work hard , residential and commercial.

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Brady Building Consultants LTD

Joined April 2020

For all types of construction projects, ranging from large building projects to residential renovations, can benefit from the services of a specialist quantity surveyor or project manager. We manage all costs related to your build; negotiate for the best materials and labour at the most fair and reasonable price; tender analysis, estimation and contract administration. If you want the best possibl...

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Contact Construction NZ Ltd

Joined May 2020

I'm a licensed Builder with over 30 years experience in the building industry. I have experience in working on Residential and Commercial builds – involving all aspects of construction and carpentry from breaking ground through to final inspection. I have a strong work ethic and attention to detail.

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Built By Tre

Joined June 2020

Tre here! With almost a decade in the construction industry, from renovating beautiful character homes to building award winning new homes, I have the experience you need to level up your homes and properties. Whether you need a new deck, a new roof or anything in between, I have the know-how and the contacts to make your job happen! I’m a new contractor, so get in touch quick to avoid delays i...

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JAMES THE BUILDER

Joined September 2009

Hello my name is James and I have been building for 10 years. And I specialize in doing those smaller jobs I am NZ qualified and believe in doing the job right the first time. I have a team of sub contractors that have the same motto. As the building process can be daunting it is my job to help my clients thought this experience, keeping the lines of communication open at all times, because a...

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Flex Electrical LTD

Joined December 2016

All Electrical Repairs & Wiring. Residential, Commercial & Industrial. Specialising in On and Off Grid solar Installations. Family owned and operated busniess servicing Wellington, Wairarapa and Kapiti regions. Reliable and on time with free competitive quotes. All work guaranteed, no job too big or small.

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Frank Fox Contracting

Joined June 2019

As a renderer and plasterer I also offer landscaping, paving and concrete services. I am happy to provide advice and quotes for all your home projects and maintenance.

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Rubios Pro Limited

Joined August 2018

Hello There, We are a reliable and trustworthy company with the experience and skills required to be able to provide the most professional care to maintain your house looking as good as you would want it. We can ensure you that our workers are hardworking and are ready to finish the jobs as soon as required with a great quality job . Call us for a free quote, good prices guaranteed.

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RBS Commercial & Residential Contractors

Joined November 2013

we are local wellington contracting company specializing in commercial and residential building, painting and plastering. From small jobs to the big jobs we have the team. Project management, shop fit out, Bathroom & Kitchen renovations , Commercial & Residential Painting & Decorating, Remedial Maintenance, Roof inspection, rectification, Asbestos removal & Incapsulation, House Alterations, Fencin...

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Essential Services Wellington trading as Property Solutions Wellington

Joined February 2017

Hi I provide quality maintenance solutions with prompt service and high quality workmanship a priority please read my reviews placed by satisfied customers. I look forward to meeting you assisting you with your needs. Jobs completed on time and on budget.

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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Reno Man

Joined April 2015

Hi, I have been in the industry for over 30 years. - Installing and designing kitchens and bathrooms. - Landscaping properties - Alterations - and everything in between! My collegue Andrew is licensed so we can tackle any project you have in mind. We specialise in minor renovations although our last project was a 4 month complete renovation of a 1940's house. Your project is in good han...

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