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Recent Building & Construction reviews in Canberra

Damien came to install Absco shed. Its only just before installing it to the ground that he found the size is different from what we have ordered. But lucky enough that we got the correct size as well in the package. In spite of spending all that valuable time, Damien was kind enough to again set it up and install the correct size one. His empathy, kindness and professionalism are beyond words to express. He is also very humble, happy to answer my questions. He has got all the tools required for the task. He definitely deserves more than 5 stars. Highly recommended.

I need garden shed installation


Wyll and his colleague were able to diagnose and fix a drainage issue effectively. Good with communication. Happy to get them back on the job again

Blocked Toilet and Driveway Drain- Require Eel


Sam is quick to reply and got the work done on the same day. Sam arrived perfectly on time. He is professional and has great attention to detail down to the last screw. i guarantee you will not find another handyman like Sam. Highly recommended. Thank you Sam.

Small Garden Shed assembling


If I could leaver 1000 stars I would Paul is so helpful polite can't praise this guy enough. He was so patient with me and went above and beyond. Please use him he is great. THANKS PAUL YOUR ARE AMAZING AND YOUR WORK IS 10000%

Pergola roof replace


Matt was an absolute pleasure to work with. Knew his stuff, had all the tools and went the extra mile. Highly recommend and would use again.

Repair pergola post


Great communication, on time, did a great job. Will definitely hire again. Thanks so much

Small garden shed assembly/installation


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Local builders can help you with your needs and concerns regarding constructing your home, office, business or any dream property! Here’s what you can expect from builders near you:

Conceptualisation and planning

Before general builders start your construction project, the first stage is to create your concept behind it and plan the blueprints, design and other essential elements. Feel free to plan precisely how you want to as your Tasker guides you to ensure everything is up-to-code and the design and structure are sound and stable. Once the construction plans and blueprints are ready, the next step would be obtaining building and construction permits. This may sound overwhelming, but your Tasker can help you get the right planning permission for your project.

Implementation and execution

Once all the necessary documents and planning are done, your Tasker can now start your construction project! This stage usually starts with clearing and excavating the land to remove boulders, trees or anything that stands in the way of your building. It can also mean demolishing an old property standing on your preferred space while following building regulations. Afterwards, they can proceed with pouring and curing the foundation. Framing comes next, and that includes installing wooden frames and steel beams. 

When your property has been completely framed out, that’s where doing rough electrical and plumbing work comes in. A good builder will install the roof, vents, ductwork, heating, and cooling units and may even start paving your driveway and other outdoor spaces.

Finalisation and completion

The interior of your property is completed at this stage. General builders near you install insulation, drywall, ceilings and outlets. And once the interior walls are good to go, that’s when fixtures such as lighting, windows and doors are added. Renovating the bathroom and installing tubs, toilets, faucets, and sinks can also be a part of this phase. The final step in building services covers finishing touches, from installing your flooring and painting your walls to putting countertops in. 

A construction project may leave a massive mess once it’s finished. Get someone to clean after the builders to make your property look more polished without you having to lift a finger!

Recent Building & Construction tasks in Canberra

Build a small retaining wall


Whitlam ACT, Australia

18th Feb 2024

I need to build a small retaining wall at the front of the house.

Small Driveway outdoor paint sealent


Lawson ACT 2617, Australia

17th Feb 2024

I have 2x driveway patches to be painted by best paint/sealers for long lasting paint. I will buy the materials you need. Happy for you to quote with materials as well Approx measurement 5.3m x 7.4m 3m x 7.4m

Build a wooden Pergola


Tuggeranong ACT, Australia

16th Feb 2024

We need a wooden Pergola built, a few sample photos are attached for reference of design. **Rough measurements 2.5m x 3m **All required material will be provided (will need advice on what is needed) **You will need to have all the tools required for the job. **Needs to be a carpenter or handyman who has done similar work previously. Happy for you to come through & have a look at the space we are planning to place the Pergola & go through any other questions prior to providing a firm quote.

Easy shed assembly assistance


Ngunnawal ACT 2913, Australia

14th Feb 2024

Hi, I am assembling an Easy shed for a client and they are requesting that I have an extra set of hands to help them feel more comfortable. This will speed the task up as we will both have experience doing so. I estimate 6 hours with two of us. I ask that you have experience with this brand and also bring your own tools. Must be done either Tuesday or Wednesday next week. Can be one of those two days which ever suits the Tasker chosen.

Dig out a driveway


Gordon ACT, Australia

12th Feb 2024

Driveway 5 x 4 needs digging down by 10cm in preparation for paving. Spoil to remain on site. Just need a machine and operator. Easy clear access. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 12 March 2024

Wasp nest removal. Under pergola


Spence ACT, Australia

10th Feb 2024

Wasp nest under pergola. Looks like paper wasps.

Need to have a garage shed assembled on an existing concrete floor


Ngunnawal ACT, Australia

10th Feb 2024

I need a less than 20 square meter garage shed erected onto an existing concrete slab. The brand is easy shed which I have not purchased as yet pending being able to get it built. No electrics or plumbing involved. Fence in image will be removed. - Due date: Before Sunday, 10 March 2024

Assembly of outdoor pergola see attached pictures


Forrest ACT, Australia

9th Feb 2024

Assemble outdoor metal pergola

Daisy was very punctual and efficient!

Replace laserlight roof on pergola


Watson ACT, Australia

8th Feb 2024

Replace multiple sheets of clear laserlite on an existing pergola. The current laserlite is old and has been damaged by hail. This request is just for the labour required to remove the old sheets and attach the new ones. It does not include the cost of materials. We can discuss what materials are appropriate and either I will buy them or you can buy them and I will pay you for them separately. The frame is in good conditions and does not need to be replaced. Total area is approximately 13m x 4.8m. If you’re happy to come and have a look, I’m happy to discuss options, cost and choice of material. - Due date: Before Saturday, 9 March 2024

Concrete Driveway - Supply & Install


Taylor ACT 2914, Australia

3rd Feb 2024

Supply and install of concrete driveway - Due date: Before Sunday, 25 February 2024

Garden shed installation


Denman Prospect ACT, Australia

29th Jan 2024

Assemble and installation of garden shed kit, on top of concrete base. Need to erect wooden support to the strength of the shed. Garden shed link attached. https://easyshed.com.au/products/gable-roof-garden-shed-2-25m-w-x-2-25m-d-classic?variant=***65439 - Due date: Flexible

Stain cedar windows and pergola . Exterior.


Amaroo ACT, Australia

29th Jan 2024

Paint /stain exterior windows with Intergrain. Large windows on one level. The windows need sanding . The pergola just needs a coat of decking oil. - Due date: Flexible

Lic. Builder to assess if walls are load bearing


Dickson ACT, Australia

28th Jan 2024

We are looking to remove walls of adjoining bedrooms to create one large room and to build a stud wall. We don’t think they are load bearing but need someone to look in the roof to confirm our assessment. - Due date: Flexible

Steve was easy to communicate with, friendly and efficient.

Build pergola


Ngunnawal ACT 2913, Australia

23rd Jan 2024

We need our pergola compleatly rebuilt and we want it to be DA approved - Due date: Flexible

Concrete Gardenshed installation


Casey ACT 2913, Australia

22nd Jan 2024

Gardenshed installation in Concrete - backyard - Due date: Flexible

Easy Shed assembly


Moncrieff ACT 2914, Australia

18th Jan 2024

Hi there, I have an easy shed that requires assembly. It is 2m X 1m. It will be assembled on a slab and secured to the slab. Also will require caulking around the bottom of the shed. Thanks. Harry - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 19 January 2024

Dan done the task well. Excellent attention in detail. Would hire.Dan again.

Replace timber Pergola


Page ACT 2614, Australia

28th Oct 2023

I need a timber pergola replaced, not to big I would estimate 2.4m x 4m. I don't live at property to get accurate measurements. Scope is pull down existing one (wood rot) replace same size (ish)and paint Forest Green - due to body corporate, needs to be like size. Want roofing affixed on new one. - Due date: Flexible

Good chippie who knows his stuff.

Absco shed assembly 3mx2.25m


Scullin ACT, Australia

25th Oct 2023

Assembly of bunnings absco shed 3mx2.25m Installation site fully concreted and level. Anchor kit comes with the shed. - Due date: Flexible

Steve arrived on time and was efficient. fuss free experience

Fill in hole in driveway


Narrabundah ACT, Australia

27th Sep 2023

We have all the bits and bobs, just need someone to fill this hole for us so the cars stop slipping down the driveway each morning when reversing - Due date: Before Monday, 2 October 2023

Cannot give a higher score for Rafi! Punctual and able to do the job on the day and very reasonably priced! Will have Rafi on call for all handyman jobs needed in the future!

Replace a couple of wooden slats in open pergola


Kaleen ACT, Australia

24th Sep 2023

Have a couple of broken slats in the pergola that need replacing. They hold up a grape vine. The wooden beams are 295cm’s long - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 26 September 2023

Great communication and very prompt. Good work and very knowledgeable. Would recommend.