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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.

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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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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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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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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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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How to Fix Your Retaining Wall Aesthetics with Landscaping

Posted 10/10/16

Retaining walls are often perceived as uninspiring or an eyesore. But a little landscaping can go a long way to improving the aesthetic appeal and/or blend a retaining wall in to the surroundings... Blending existing retaining walls into your landscaping Many of us have existing retaining

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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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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!

Recent jobs posted

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

Window wall brackets

Posted 1 week ago

Replace aluminum window wall brackets, plus three new latches, so the window is securely fixed and operating again. See images.

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General Handy Man tidy up in house

Posted 1 week ago

Need a window rehung, new hardware and repainted inside, a door rehung or hinges replaced. Touch up paint on door steps through house and odd cupboard etc French door unstuck / shaved and few other small jobs around houses. In next two weeks in particular the window and door, others can wait.

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Washing line installation

Posted 1 week ago

I need someone to remove an old retractable washing line and replace with a new one. Will possibly require some drilling into concrete. Photos show old unit to be replaced. Non urgent

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Handy repairs required

Posted 1 week ago

There are some repairs need to be done around the house, e.g. kitchen draws (handles / panel missing), door seals, window doesn't shut / open properly etc. I have attached some photos here. There is one small window glass is broken in the kitchen, as shown. Many thanks.

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Window latch repair, regrout window sills, minor repairs, Thorndon

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have specific jobs for now but more in future and am keen to establish an ongoing handyman relationship. This job includes repair of the latch on a window and regrouting (caulking?) around windows and painting. I own four units in the block at 15 Upper Lewisville Terrace and I need other work done in other units such as the regrouting and smoke alarm replacement.

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Window handle & bathroom rack repair

Posted 1 week ago

The kitchen window handle was the only handle on the right hand side window, the gap is getting bigger. The rack in the bathroom that hangs off the wall keeps falling down. Mould in the bathroom, fan may needed.

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Hang lots of stuff on the walls for me please!

Posted 1 week ago

I need someone very good with a drill - I need various things hung throughout my apartment like soap holders and shelves. The surfaces to screw through include tile, concrete and gib. I will provide all shelves, etc, but I need you to have supplies of any specialist materials (for example gib screws and/or diamond drill bits). The work has to be very tidy - the place is newly renovated (including freshly painted walls). Happy to provide more specific information if needed. Happy to a...

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Fix Window Latches

Posted 1 week ago

SoW - Fix/replace window latches so they all close. - Leave frame and paint work in the same condition it is in now.

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Pip Stevenson

Posted 6 days ago

As we prep to paint we have found swollen sills inside and around existing aluminium frames outside. We would like them replaced. We also have some other finishing that needs to be done inside - trims around windows and skirting that we have not done since gibbing/insulating. We are out of steam with 2 little kids and jobs so need someone to get these things sorted for us. Not too worried about when just need to know it will be done.

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Urgent - drill holes in joinery for laundry retrofit

Posted 3 hours ago

Please help our busy family after our washing machine just conked out. To fit the new one we need two drainage and hose holes in existing cupboard joinery for machine arriving Monday 27 May 3.30pm. Same as this but on other side as we are swapping position. More work available of similar nature if interested while onsite. Thanks!

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Handyman wanted on a regular base

Posted 6 days ago

Hi, I am looking for a handy (wo)man, who can help me with indoor renovations (mainly easy carpentry, a bit of gibbing, painting etc.) and also outdoors (digging, building growing boxes and a chicken coop, repair the gutter etc,). Since there is always something to do it would be great to have someone, who could come in regularly. Cheers

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Window leaking - also window catches on other windows need replacing

Posted 2 weeks ago

1930's Karori Cottage. Window frame with French pains leaking in rain. Maybe frame warped, or catch not tight? Unsure. Also have catches on several other windows of the same type that need replacing. 1930s Karori cottage.

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Clothesline repair.

Posted 3 days ago

The tail end of my clothesline became too rusty and pulled away from the post. I think it just needs something to hold it on the post. It doesn't have to be pretty, it just has to work. And here's something that may cause you difficulty... I need to be invoiced for the job.

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Few bits and pieces mainly filling/patching cracks and repainting

Posted 1 week ago

Job 1 - filling/patching around architraves and repainting where a new sliding door has been installed. Job 2 - replacing hinges on a front door where they have rusted. also patching where there are cracks at the base of the door and then repainting on one side. Job 3 - a few small fix-it jobs where there is scratched paintwork inside house so need filled and repainted. For someone with the right skills, unlikely to be a full days work I would imagine.

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Wellie handyman

Posted 2 weeks ago

Relocating shelves and cupboards. Putting up new ones. Other odd jobs

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Tinakori Road Handyman/off jobs

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hang dryer above washing machine - handyman will need to source brackets etc. Remove rusted bolt from toilet set so can fix new seat on Towel Rail keeps falling off wall - see if this can be secured.

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Cat Door in a wall

Posted 5 days ago

Hi, I need to get quotes on putting a cat door through a wall.

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Lay carpet in wardrobe

Posted 6 days ago

I have just had my wardrobe renovated and need carpet matched to bedroom carpet and layed in wardrobe

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Tawa Paint the Railing

Posted 1 week ago

Paint the railing shown in the photo. Includes - supply paint (ideally light orrage), cleaning and light sanding and painting. Good job expected.

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Tawa Replace Sink Taps

Posted 1 week ago

I need two taps in the sink replaced. They are leaking

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 135,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Pet proof our back yard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Helping around the section

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Antoinette Foster

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Finishing off flat refresh - painting, architraves etc

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Disassemble and reassemble furniture

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Picture Hanging #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trish ENRIGHT

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

visit rental property, check details

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

wall mounting clothes dryer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plastering job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Filling fence gap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Two small odd jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Odd jobs in Island Bay

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

10th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

General Home Handyman Tasks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement cat door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Dog door through exterior wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th March 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair jamming window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace back step

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Letterbox installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall mount large TV

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2019

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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H&S CONTRACTING LTD

Joined April 2007

I am a proffesional experienced qualified licensed builder with 20 years in the building industry I'm up for any challange no job to big or to small we offer competitive pricing and free quoting for your budget.

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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . I have 25 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . At present we are manly doing Bathroom and Kitchen up grades New ceilings and cavity sliding doors , all seam to be the go. I also have an airless spay unit for the finishing to...

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G & M Smith Contractors

Joined August 2011

Hi we have been in business since 2000 specialising in all property maintenance and repairs, I am a qualified builder and we have been operating a painting plastering service for this time also, we cover building repairs,interior and exterior painting, interior plastering, section clearing, etc etc... we also use qualified and trusted sub contractors for electrical, plumbing, lino and carpet layin...

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CDM Wellington Ltd

Joined January 2017

With a wide range of experience our team can help with your new build, alterations, fences, decks and demolitions. We are flexible, working with a wide range of mediums internally and externally to create beautiful, sustainable, healthy and warm environments. Over the past 3 years we have worked on numerous projects. We have built 5 new homes over the top of Newlands in a SED (Structural...

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Host My Property

Joined December 2010

Hi. We've been doing house renovations and general property management and maintenance for 20 years, generally focussing on smaller jobs. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and quality workmanship

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Craig Property Services

Joined April 2015

We specialise in small works comprising of refits of kitchens and bathrooms, e.g. fixing water leaks. 30 years of experience in building new houses, rebuilds and completing extensive renovation and maintenance work. We work hard to a plan our work, finish on time and within budget.

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Rubios Pro Limited

Joined August 2018

Hello Dear, 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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Hydro plumbing maintenance ltd

Joined April 2015

If it needs water you need us. From everyday plumbing issues to full bathroom or kitchen renovations to installing appliances. We have a wide range of product knowledge specialising in maintenance plumbing. We offer all gasfitting from servicing to installing new appliances. We cater for every budget, work with the other tradies to get your job done on time. PROBLEM SOLVED!

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Wharenui Joinery Specialist Ltd

Joined September 2011

Hi, we have been renovating houses for over 10 years now. While we specialise in smaller one off jobs we can also work right through to building your dream home (conditions apply). Is it a new kitchen or bathroom your looking for? We can create a design plan to give you a fabulous new space, plus - we will arrange everything from the building work to the plumbers/painters/sparkies etc. We have...

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Handymaniac

Joined June 2016

What characterizes my work, is the responsibility, whatever the size of the job. The people call me a perfectionist, it's just the way of doing my work. I have more than 30 years of good experience more than a half working for the film industry building film sets in the U.S. Carpentry and professional painting.

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Reno Man

Joined April 2015

Hi, I have been in the industry for 20 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 hands wi...

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Painting and Property Maintenance

Joined December 2018

Painting and Property Maintenance offers quality job for reasonable and affordable prices. We provide professional full-service in interior- exterior house painting and renovating. We also provide full service in gardening and lawn mowing. Quality is our priority means we pride ourselves in our work ethics and our determination to ensure that we exceed above and beyond our customer expectations e...

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Wilson Contracting

Joined June 2017

Hi i have been building for just over 10 years with most work being architectural new builds with the last 2 years being in comercial interior fitouts. I am trade qualified and have been for 5 years. I am very fussy with detailed work and have a huge amount of pride in my work. No job is to big or to small and i have very competitive rates.

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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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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there, I'm available to do general handyman work, gibbing / painting/ fencing / decking / plastering / general non compliance building work / lawn mowing / landscaping etc . Have been doing this on and off some 30 years . Any job considered. Available weekends if job requires .

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DnR Contracting

Joined April 2019

We specialise in the smaller jobs the big building companies have no time for. We do most things and have over 25 years joint experience in the building industry. We pride ourselves on providing a fantastic service so you will he happy to recommend us to others.

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Manage MY Maintenance

Joined July 2017

We are experienced builders with fast turn around jobs. Experts in decking, fences, paving, retaining and gardening. We also are experts in all maintenance around the home including but not limited to painting roofs, painting houses, repairing gutters and house washing

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Phill Bonner builder

Joined February 2018

I am a qualified builder and LBP who has been working on high end homes for the last 16 years mixed in with some light commercial. I have recently been working as a project manager for a prominent NZ housing company so am well equipped and able to manage your entire project be it large or small, to an efficient timeline. No job is too small so give me a call to let us help you turn your dreams i...

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Handyman Kyle

Joined January 2019

Hi, I’ve been involved in landscaping/gardening/general household jobs for the last few years. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completions. Take pride on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget.

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Building Detail

Joined November 2013

Building Detail provides a range of high quality carpentry services at a reasonable price including: - Full project management - New homes - Renovations and alterations - Kitchen and bathroom upgrades - Fences, decks, and pathways - Maintenance and repairs - Shop fit outs Regan, Building Detail's director, is a qualified licensed building practitioner with over 10 years experience...

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