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Achieve Your Dream Home With Our Christchurch Renovation Specialists

Just hearing the word ‘renovations’ is enough to make many Kiwis tingle with excitement. With DIY a prominent feature in our culture, planning a dream renovation is on the cards for many of us. Luckily for us though, we understand that only an expert Christchurch renovation specialist should do those major house reno jobs. To prevent a DIY disaster, let’s find out the steps to take when hiring someone for your renovation job.

Four Steps To Take When Hiring A Christchurch Renovation Specialist

There are four major steps which you will follow when hiring a tradesperson or company for your home renovation. But before you start on your journey, you need to decide what you want to achieve. Do you want a larger living space, an extra bedroom or a wall removed? Clarifying exactly what you want your dream home to look like at the start helps you to hire the best people for the job.

  1. Consultation

    Talking, talking and more talking is what happens during the consultation stage. Your project manager will meet with you and identify exactly what it is you want. They will bring in other specialists such as carpenters and designers to meet and discuss yours and other possible renovation ideas.

  2. Design

    Designers now have all the information they need to create a 3D plan and concept design for your renovation job. The location of your property, such as in Lyttleton or in the CBD, is also taken into account during this stage. You are able to request any changes to your plans anytime during this process.

  3. Quote

    After the project manager and other experts (such as quantity surveyors and engineers) have researched your job thoroughly, they will give you a quote. The quote usually contains all of the services and materials required to complete your renovation job. Often quotes offer a fixed price guarantee on the cost of your renovation, along with a fixed completion date too.

  4. Renovation

    With the majority of Christchurch renovation experts able to complete the entire job within their company, renovating your home is mostly stress free and enjoyable. The project manager will coordinate the services of all the tradespeople, the delivery of materials and the outsourcing of jobs if needed, such as painters or plasterers. Many of the renovation companies will offer a 10 year Master Builder or Certified Builder guarantees on their workmanship or materials used.

We know that renovating your home ranks high on the list of the most stressful events we can go through in life. That’s why hiring one of our Christchurch renovation specialists makes great sense. List your renovation job here with us and get ready to enjoy achieving the home of your dreams built by our expert tradespeople!

Latest renovating articles

Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering renovating 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.

Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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Asbestos Removal - Stay Safe & Hire a Professional

Posted 07/01/15

If you’re looking at buying or renovating a property built between the 1940’sand 1980’s then there’s a good chance that it contains some Asbestos... A fibrous mineral that’s found in metamorphic soils and rocks, it was a popular and widely used material in the building industry due to its

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The Benefits of Building a Conservatory

Posted 22/10/14

If you've been thinking about adding an extension to your home, Building a conservatory is a clever way to add more living space without having to move to a larger home. One of the benefits of building a conservatory is the potential to add a lot of value to your home. Hiring an architect

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Home Renovation and Repair – It’s All in The Prep

Posted 29/06/18

Renovating or doing work on your home can be a big investment – yet most of us put more effort into choosing a pair of shoes or a new camera. Repairs might not be as exciting as new clothes and gadgets but if you want a good result, value for money, and minimum hassle, the more you think abou

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Are You Considering Adding an Ensuite to Your Master Bedroom?

Posted 24/11/16

Should I build another room for my ensuite or should I alter my existing master bedroom to fit one in? It might not seem like an important question, but there are pros and cons to consider for both these options... Adding an ensuite - should you extend or convert your master bedroom? Insta

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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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Latest renovating case studies

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

Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A simple colour update for her garage doors was all that one homeowner wanted. But it proved a little easier said than done until a “can do” tradie was found... The Job Paulette wanted to update the colour of her metal garage doors from what she called a “bland new denim blue” to a more striking ebony black. The Challenge Paulette contacted the garage door company to find out if, and how, the colour could be changed. They came back with two options; replacing the doors entirely at great expense; or powder coating at a cost not much less than new doors, and required them being taken away for two to three weeks. The Solution Not satisfied with these options, Paulette turned to builderscrack.co.nz to see if there were any other options. She already trusted the platform, having used it in the past to find some great tradies. For Paulette, the “ease of use is the best thing”, going on to say that “once you’ve used it the first time, it’s easy to go back and use again” and

Expert Tiling Provides The Finishing Touch to a Kitchen Renovation

Hiring an expert tiler gave the final polishing touch to one of our homeowner's stunning kitchen renovations...... Only a few months ago Natalie's kitchen was a dark space, coated in the once popular dark blue of the 90's. It not only made the already small kitchen appear tiny, but it created a dark feeling throughout the wider open plan living area. Fast forward to today, and the transformation is something out of a magazine. Not limited to the kitchen itself, but also the lightness it's brought to the rest of her living space. The Vision Natalie started with a firm style in mind, along with some key "must have" elements. “I had a vision of what I wanted, I wanted it bright, fresh, clean, compared with the dark blue.... every time I came into the space there was a gloomy feel to the room.” A essential element was to incorporate a crisp, white subway tile splash-back. The Execution After sorting her kitchen supplier, she turned her attention to finding a ti

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

Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A simple colour update for her garage doors was all that one homeowner wanted. But it proved a little easier said than done until a “can do” tradie was found... The Job Paulette wanted to update the colour of her metal garage doors from what she called a “bland new denim blue” to a more striking ebony black. The Challenge Paulette contacted the garage door company to find out if, and how, the colour could be changed. They came back with two options; replacing the doors entirely at great expense; or powder coating at a cost not much less than new doors, and required them being taken away for two to three weeks. The Solution Not satisfied with these options, Paulette turned to builderscrack.co.nz to see if there were any other options. She already trusted the platform, having used it in the past to find some great tradies. For Paulette, the “ease of use is the best thing”, going on to say that “once you’ve used it the first time, it’s easy to go back and use again” and

Expert Tiling Provides The Finishing Touch to a Kitchen Renovation

Hiring an expert tiler gave the final polishing touch to one of our homeowner's stunning kitchen renovations...... Only a few months ago Natalie's kitchen was a dark space, coated in the once popular dark blue of the 90's. It not only made the already small kitchen appear tiny, but it created a dark feeling throughout the wider open plan living area. Fast forward to today, and the transformation is something out of a magazine. Not limited to the kitchen itself, but also the lightness it's brought to the rest of her living space. The Vision Natalie started with a firm style in mind, along with some key "must have" elements. “I had a vision of what I wanted, I wanted it bright, fresh, clean, compared with the dark blue.... every time I came into the space there was a gloomy feel to the room.” A essential element was to incorporate a crisp, white subway tile splash-back. The Execution After sorting her kitchen supplier, she turned her attention to finding a ti

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

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

Update a 40yr old bathroom

Posted 3 days ago

New vanity, shower, plumbing , bath. heater. Would like wall plaster replaced and bats install. Double glaze window. . Need to discuss other possibly things like down lighting and possibly ideas an expert would have more knowledge about.

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Bathroom Renovation/Design

Posted 2 weeks ago

Just looking for a quote at the moment for our main bathroom. Would need some design help and advice on fittings etc. Would be putting in a new bath tub, shower, vanity, towel rail and tiled floor.

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Upper Floor Extension

Posted 5 days ago

We are looking to have a bedroom above our garage built. The bedroom will have an ensuite, sitting area and balcony along with an internal staircase. About 53sqm, it is a good size project and we are looking for a quality builder with a great reputation. We are in the final stages of resource consent so anticipate that once the final working drawings are done we will be ready to start construction within 6 months. We have had plans architecturally drawn with just a wee bit of tweaking to do

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Corner Shower Replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Corner shower cubical needs to replaced with new spacious shower area with glass doors ( we are open for options and trade suggestions)

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Sleep out renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Internal joinery, velux window install, ceiling repairs, some electrical work

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Shower replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Currently, have a built-in alcove-type shower, and am wanting to pull this out and replace it with an acrylic shower. No plumbing will need moving, just needing the existing shower and small wing wall removed, and a new shower collected and installed (I will buy the shower in advance).

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Remove and install 3 x vanities

Posted 6 days ago

Need to remove and install 3 vanities, 1 x ensuite, 1x toilet, 1x main bathroom

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Interior wall removal

Posted 2 hours ago

Have an interior wall we would like advice on to see how structural it is and if it’s possible, then a quote to carry out the work. Is wall with tv on in the pic

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Renovate my bathroom

Posted 5 days ago

Would like to remove a small section of wall, new gib and install new bath, seperate shower and vanity

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Design 1

Posted 1 week ago

Renovate the shower room and toilet room

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Leaking Shower

Posted 2 days ago

Shower is leaking at one corner . Plumber has said that shower has come out of alignment or perhaps issue with original installation. We have attempted to seal but to limited success and so may need to be started again. First noticed moisture between flooring, but further search shows that is from corner of shower. Have lodged a claim with Insurance company but need a damage report. Concrete floor under plastic tray.

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hey there, looking to get a couple of quotes for a bathroom renovation. Wanting to knock out a wall and put the toilet and bathroom in one to create more space, wanting to take out the shrub and put in a shower.

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Ensuite and family bathrooms renovation

Posted 1 week ago

Remove existing bathrooms, linings and dispose of them. Prep for new bathroom Layouts for items supplied by myself. Line with 13mm Aqualine gib, stopping, waterproofing, tile showers, and floor tiles supplied by myself. To supply 10mm frameless glass & doors to both showers. Reframe and putting in door sliders position and one wall change and paint the bathrooms and affected ceilings.

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Fireplace removal

Posted 2 weeks ago

Between 15 and 22 may I need a wood burning fireplace removed. It's decorative brick facade and concrete hearth. I don't want the chimney removed, just the gib stripped, firebox out, insulation in, hearth taken to floor level, regib the wall and gib stop.

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Shower install

Posted 5 days ago

We are replacing a 1200 x 800 shower. Hoping to replace with 1200 x 900 depending on whether this size fits.

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Renovate my bathroom

Posted 1 week ago

Small bathroom and seperate toilet need an update with no major changes or layout change. Cosmetic only see photos below is our current bathroom (the old worn out one) and the other two photos are how we want it to look approximately

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Attach Kitchen Bench

Posted 1 week ago

Have an engineered stone kitchen bench that needs to glued together and attached to the existing cabinetry.

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Bathroom redo

Posted 1 week ago

Shower/toilet/vanity install. I want to do the easier jobs like painting, flooring but need help with the stuff that inculdes water.

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Bathroom Whitmore

Posted 1 week ago

A small bathroom in a two bedroom flat that we will have stripped of the bath and wall linings. We want it lined in Hardie Glaze or similar product on the walls and ceiling. Because of the dimensions of the bath area, we will need a custom made shower tray and shower glass walls, which we will organise.

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To lay ground vapour barrier

Posted 1 week ago

To lay ground vapour barrier over an area of 80 m2 under house.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 193,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

bathroom replace gib and paint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Bathroom and toilet reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Full Bathroom Reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small bathroom kitchen laundry renovation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower box replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cut sink hole in bench and sink glued in

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd March 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small ensuite renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage into room and laundry

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rahera

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rental Bathroom repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing old shower set up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 2
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

Replacing old vanity, tub and mirrror cabinet with new ones

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage Door Upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Shower installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removing a laundry basin

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom and toilet renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small bathroom renovation


21st December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Builder, Plasterer and Plumber required for a bathroom and toilet renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Bench Tops and sink

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

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Base 7

Joined March 2011

With approx. 40 years in most aspects of the building trade,Starting in my earliest years installing poggenpohl kitchens in upmarket homes in the UK . To building houses on the hills in Queenstown.Recently I purchased a flooring franchise in Christchurch, Not a good idea as it was just before the earthquakes and so didn't work to well. I can lay carpet,vinyl , tiles and underfloor heating at ver...

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CS Built Ltd

Joined April 2021

Hi, we are a selwyn based company. We specialize in architectural and new builds but love getting amongst smaller jobs that get left behind by the big companies, from decks, extensions and small renovations. We are a small crew that prides itself in quality, eye for detail, competitive pricing and customer satisfaction.

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C Whall Construction

Joined September 2010

hi, i'm a qualified licensed builder who has been self employed for the last ten years doing smaller jobs right up to renovations an extensions. work well with the client to achieve a professional finish an on time an budget.

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Bluestone Construction

Joined March 2021

Hi, we can provide wide range of building services, from fence, deck to house maintenance and renovation. No matter how big the jobs, we will done in professional manner. We will work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourseves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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SJM Construction LTD

Joined July 2020

Hi, we are a local family business. I am the owner/builder so you know exactly who you are dealing with from quote to completion. Let it be bringing your old kitchen/bathroom back to life or finally adding that dream outdoor space, I am here to help. I pride myself on providing honest and professional advice to my clients and making sure that they are happy right through the construction proces...

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Stalwart Construction Ltd

Joined August 2007

Save moving and transform your house into your dream home with renovations, alterations and extensions, on time and on budget. We can help with plans and consents. If you want to upgrade to a New home, deal direct with the builder who is in contact the whole way through your project (not a salesperson). Plans available now to view and can easily be customized to suit you. Either new or...

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Top corner construction limited

Joined July 2018

We were established in the COVID 19 lockdown, while previously Ashraf the managing director was a sole trader for 2 years. Our team of qualified builders have a decade worth of experience in the building industry at minimum each. We specialize Residential building and have the skills, knowledge and work force to take on most jobs from complete renovations to the small jobs like boundary fences and...

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More Than Handy

Joined July 2020

More Than Handy is a privately owned property maintenance and joinery business based in Christchurch and servicing the wider Canterbury region. Our high standards, professionalism and Workmanship Guarantees ensure our clients are 100% satisfied with our work from quote to sign off. From cutting a stray branch and hanging a door to shop fit-outs and kitchens, we have you covered.

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Elmwood builders ltd

Joined October 2014

Hi we are a small building company that has experienced in new builds,renovation, relocation of red zone houses and most aspects of the building trade. We strive to do the job right first time and on time.

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Mitre Ben Construction Limited

Joined March 2016

Hi My name is Ben, and I run a small carpentry business servicing Canterbury and beyond. We specialise in new builds, renovations & hard landscaping I am happy to come to you and discuss what you are needing done, at a time that suits you. I am a Licenced Building Practitioner as well as being a Qualified Carpenter. Thanks for taking the time to check us out, Ben Powley

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Robertson Built

Joined March 2018

We are a small company looking to make a big impact in our region. We are committed to providing a great service at a the best possible price. Contact us today for more information, we are always looking for our next challenge.

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SMALL JOB SPECIALIST

Joined March 2019

Hi I have been building and renovating houses for 40 years and i am just doing odd jobs and maintainence . I Give free quotes and will do the work in time frame agreed upon

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Rpm carpentry

Joined July 2020

Hi, I have been building and renovating homes, properties and businesses for 12 years and have exeptional experience in property maintenance and renovations. We are passionate about our work and love seeing the clients reaction to their homes becoming exactly what they wanted. We pride ourselves on offering a very competitive quote, completing the job on time and on budget with the utmost quali...

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate Wilson Built Homes with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality...

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A D White Builders ltd

Joined August 2016

Registered Master Builder with over 15 years in the trade. Quality and accountability comes standard with no job too small and I'll work in with clients to ensure that work gets completed on budget and on time. I specialise in renovations / additions and maintainance. I can take care of the project management or work in with clients and their projects as needed.

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are Nu Vista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you and understand what you want so that we can de...

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Ross Coutts Holdings

Joined March 2018

Hi I have been in business in Christchurch for 32 years in the building /tiling industry I am a qualified carpenter and specialise in bathroom renovations.All small to medium repair work welcome, I take pride in what I do and work to a high standard, I can work to any budget to deliver what my customers require.

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance are experts of building and glazing, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, siding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrade, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do you need a carpenter in Christchurch or...

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R W Steele Builders Ltd

Joined September 2010

We are a 50 year old family business. Work undertaken is of a professional standard. We believe customer satisfaction is the utmost, wtih immense attention being paid to detail. A high level of communication is necessary. All types of work are undertaken, whether this be a new home, alterations or additions to existing homes, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, decks and pergolas. We have the ab...

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Outside The Box Solutions ltd

Joined February 2019

Outside the box has got you covered no matter what the project is. We pride ourselves on providing a top quality product at the best possible price . Contact us for a no obligation quote

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