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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tips on Repairing Your Home After an Earthquake

Posted 27/04/17

In the days and weeks after an earthquake, priorities turn towards repairing the damage to your home. We've put together this handy guide to give you some tips on repairing your home after an earthquake... Your first step should be to contact the Earthquake Commission and your insurance c

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This is How your Gutters and Spouting Could be Damaging your Home (and what to do about it)

Posted 28/06/19

Guttering and spouting do more than take rainwater away, they are essential for a healthy, happy home. Read on to learn signs that indicate issues, and tips for resolving damage... What damage could my guttering be causing? Externally: A sagging gutter will damage your home’s fascia. P

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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.

Weatherboard replacement and minor touch ups

Posted 1 week ago

I have a couple of weatherboards which need replacing and a walnut mantlepiece which needs some minor routing and installing over some new tiles. Minor repairs to spouting and possible installation of new corrugated plastic above front door pergola. Back door sticks and either it or framing needs planing. I am keen for the work to be completed as soon as possible.

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Door Hinging

Posted 1 week ago

Door1 – the aluminium door bangs in the wind and the hinge screws are coming loose, so will need new longer screws refitted and a door holder installed to prevent further banging. Door2 images – its an aluminium sliding door that appears to have dropped at the opening end, and will likely require some on-site view time, so you can consider/discuss/quote to complete as an additional job. Please quote me your time and materials rate for the initial work to door 1 and once you have viewed the...

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Moving gib board and timber

Posted 3 days ago

Move Gib boards, timber and some heavy items from footpath and bring it into house. Few stairs and walkway. Work needs to happen nicely without breaking any stuff. House is under renovation, expect hazards. Builder shoes mandatory. Gloves can be provided.

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Maintenance required at my house.

Posted 7 hours ago

There are a number of jobs that need doing and I will need to meet and discuss what is required.

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Replace wooden soffit board under gable eaves

Posted 1 week ago

Refit/replace a board that has fallen off underside of eaves on outside of bungalow. Board is on site and may be able to be refitted or board may need to be replaced. Make secure and close any gaps. Single story, easily accessible by ladder.

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Hang blind

Posted 2 days ago

Needing a small blind installed on outside of window frame

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Kitchen bench switch

Posted 1 week ago

Just need existing Kitchen benchtop removed and replaced with one we will purchase. Require measuring and cutting to be done on site. Cabinets etc will be remaining so need benchtop removal of existing and replacement only. 1 x bench 242.5x59.5cm with induction cooktop + 1 x bench 265.5x59.5cm

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Basic repairs - Plastering/minor painting/repair

Posted 6 days ago

A previous flatmate has left some minor damages to the house, a small hole in the wall, paint chips, a broken bathroom rail, and a window that won't close.

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Shower door

Posted 5 days ago

Shower door catching on bottom seal.

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Fixing units to the wall to earthquake proof them

Posted 2 weeks ago

I'm looking for someone who'd be able to fix 3 bookshelves, 2 CD racks, 1 chest of drawers, 1 wardrobe, 2 shelving units, and 1 TV to the walls to earthquake proof them. Other than the TV they'll all need brackets and fittings (e.g. plasterboard plugs) bought

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Removing from wall a wall mounted dryer

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have a clothes dryer that is installed above my washing machine attached to the wall. I need someone to take the dryer down off the wall. I have replacement washer and dryer due in the next couple of weeks, so ideally asap

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Fixing my whole apartment unit! Need urgent maintenance!

Posted 5 days ago

Hi there, I have just moved into a new apartment and the whole unit needs urgent upgrading as the previous owner did not maintain the unit properly. The following work needs to be completed: - Hot water cylinder (seismic strapping, gib lining, build up and corrosion) - Remove rust on the balcony doors - Mounting for the extraction vent situated on the balcony - Proper mounting for the toilet seat - Sealing cracks and gaps - Fixing all the doors in the room - Fixing damaged walls (hol...

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Install new shower mount, reseal wash basin

Posted 5 days ago

The original mount that holds the shower head has snapped off. Either the part needs to be replaced or a whole new shower mount needs to go in. Also need to remove and reseal the wash basin.

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Shower door fix

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there I have an old shower and the door has come off - top rail has come attached from bracket - see pics, one of shower with door attached so you can see how it should be. Needs to be fixed as a temporary measure until I can get the shower replaced. Need it done by Wednesday pm as I use the room as an Airbnb.

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Handyman repair jobs for rental properties

Posted 4 days ago

Hi I need a reliable handy man to perform repairs for two rental properties in Mt Victoria. The current job is to rehang a screen by the front door of one property. However, I am also looking for someone to call for on-going ad hoc repairs. Thanks Megan

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Increase the size of two holes in cabinets

Posted 1 week ago

My new dishwasher requires a wider hose and the size of the two holes in the cabinet needs to be increas (one hole is a circle, the other is square)

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Labourer wanted to fill skip - stairs involved

Posted 1 day ago

Someone with a strong back or just someone who is happy to walk up and down stairs with various stuff from the house reno...and lift materials back up to the house please. Hours would be flexible but after 5pm or on the weekends. My partner would be helping with this work, he just needs an extra set of hands.

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General HANDYMAN tasks

Posted 1 week ago

I only have ONE DAY for this work to be done. Not rocket science but I don't have the time to do it myself. Most important tasks include = Fridge cavity space in my kitchen is too small for my fridge so I want some shelves installed into that cavity in the kitchen so I can make practical use of that space. I need two rooms painted (walls are currently clean in cream/white paint low sheen paint and only need ONE coat of paint). Day available 10 March ONLY. I need someone who has a professio...

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General handyman work

Posted 1 week ago

Replace broken shower head Install new letterbox Other

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MOVE SHELF AND PARTITION/MOUNT WALL DRYER

Posted 1 week ago

Have a space in a new flat for a wall mounted dryer that isnt big enough so need to move a shelf and partition over to accommodate a dryer that is 600mm wide (current shelf space is only 590mm wide - old dryers used to be 560mm wide but are now all 600mm wide). Vent also may need to be moved over the 40mm to line up with new larger dryer, plus new dryer needs to be wall mounted - comes with bracket. (In photo cardboard is covering up current vent.) Work needs to be scheduled in to fit around...

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 187,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Put shelves into a linen cupboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General Handyman needed to help with flat maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of Woodburner

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Cabinet may need new hinge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Flashing & woodwork

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hide exposed HRV ducts

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Letterbox installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Various odd jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

light bulb replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair stairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair clothesline post

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mount few shelves

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove Birds nest from roof

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kit set furniture construction

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove Mantlepiece on top of Fireplace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Various odd jobs around the house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace bath and sink silicone

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Roof leak fix and ceiling fix

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bike hooks into underside of concrete car parking space

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower door fix

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd February 2021

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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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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Inoutside

Joined August 2015

Hi, I do painting, plastering, landscaping and building maintenance. I am mostly based in Wellington and sometimes in Westport, servicing the top half of the South Island. Free quotes and charge out hourly rates for smaller jobs. Quality and excellent finishes is our style! Fixed prices for straight forward jobs. Estimates capped at 30% for more unclear jobs (ie excavation). I h...

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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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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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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in ......

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Quality Electrical Services

Joined January 2020

​At Quality Electrical Services we are completely dedicated to client satisfaction. All of our team members are punctual and knowledgeable, working hard to provide high-quality services to our clients. ​Covering all Electrical work

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general Handyman Work, Gib Board repairs / Click Clank Laminate Flooring / Painting Interior and Exterior / Fencing / Decking / Touch up Plastering / general non compliance building work / Water Blasting / Fitting Doors and Hardware / Skirtings etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of per...

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Goodall MetalWorks Ltd

Joined January 2021

Hey there, I am a qualified Engineer for all your engineering needs, I am also mobile so can come to you. Some of the things I do include but are not limited to . •On-site Welding •Repairs •Maintanance •Fabrication •Gates

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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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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, a...

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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 . We have over 35 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . We do everything from New Kitchens /Bathrooms, Complete make overs, Tiling, Maintenance of Rentals, House Painting Just ask Now with having a Digger and Truck we are abl...

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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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Mr Gib

Joined April 2010

12 years experience in fixing stopping and finishing Gib and coving. I also do tiling and have my waterproofing certificate for wet areas. I'm fully kitted out as a builder/handyman and happy to view and take on any sort of home maintenance job be it fencing tiling or any repairs. Happy to pop by and advise/quote. This will cost you nothing.

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Redefine Renovations and Construction Ltd

Joined February 2013

Hello We are highly skilled team of carpenters and apprentices, with a wealth of experience in all aspects of the building trade. While we specialise in alterations and additions, we can help with all aspects of your project With my considerable project management skills, projects are completed efficiently, whilst ensuring the work is completed to the highest quality. We can take y...

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Datasoft

Joined September 2020

Hello , We have been building timber fences for last 2 years in affordable rates. We provide quick free quotes. We also do Concreting, asphalting, general house maintenance and renovations.We are very professional and hard work to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Wellington Handyman

Joined February 2014

Hi I'm Byron I have ten plus years experience in upgrading homes in all aspects (apart from plumbing & electrical) My extensive experience is in decks steps handrails fences/gates plastering/painting Custom built wooden furniture Door/window locks, latches, hinges And concreting I am up to speed with council regulation and can meet all of these requirements I'm based in wellingt...

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LMD Builidng LTD

Joined July 2018

Hi, im a 22 Year old builder, iv had my company for two years now and have been in the building industry myself for 5 years. we pride ourselves in competitive prices with honest high quality workmanship. We mostly focus on smaller jobs at the moment while growing our business, renovations, decks, fences and anything in-between, handyman work etc.

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Makara valley roofing

Joined August 2018

Makara Valley Roofing is a family owned Wellington roofing company that specialise in all forms of roof repair, renewals and installation including Colorsteel re roofs, guttering, rural shelters and shed cladding, downpipes and gutter guard and chimney removal. With over 20 years experience servicing the roofing industry, you can trust Makara Valley Roofing with your roof.

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Bespoke Wooden Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2018

Outdoor living solutions: gates, decks, fences, planter boxes and bar leaners to name a few. We specialise in the local manufacture and installation of wooden gates - and other landscape construction work. We also do flatpack assembly (including kitchens). QUOTES : We cannot come and do face to face quotes during lock down, Instead we are happy to do virtual meetings via zoom video or use p...

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