Listing #: 705012266
Business name: Alistair
Location: Te Kuiti
About: We're DIY Kiwi's - renowned for aptitude, inspiring others to do the same.
Services offered: For the hireage ( or to purchase new if you like ) of 7 essential tools needed for carpet laying.
Areas serviced: Servicing both the North and South Island.
Availability: Bookings are essential - e-mail me to make sure that hirage space is available.
If you just want to hire then continue reading.
If you want to purchase new, then e-mail me direct, page down for this.
- For the Hirage of 7 essential tools needed for carpet laying $60.
- Large carpet stretcher $60
all for a 5 working day hire.
Also new carpet stretchers are for sale.

Courier costs are additional to the above. For the North Island $17.00 for the 7 essentail tools,
$26.40 for the South Island
Plus extra for RD $3.70
There are no hirage costs for days in transit.

The 7 essential tools include:
(1) Kneekicker
(2) Carpet heat bond iron
(3) Spiked carpet seam roller
(4) Carpet chisel tucking tool
(5) Rubber head hammer
(6) Carpet scissors
(7) Carpet cutter

The 7 tools are couriered in a simple box and wrap, easy to package and return. The stretcher is in a simple strong light wrap.

I encourage and inspire all first time DIY carpet layers with two pages of handy hints and info that help to make your work successful.
An example, in my info I share a great DIY alternative - if you havn't got a carpet stretcher then use a 4x2 hinged in the middle, work it as a leverage system by pushing it down in the middle, one end on the opposite wall and the other on the knee kicker, works brilliantly.
All this plus much more in my instructions included with every hirage.

My future changed after I saw carpet being laid. My turn came when I had to re-carpet some rentals that I had, this forced the good kiwi DIY-er out of me so I purchased my own tools. This has now saved me heaps for the number of times that I have used them.
So these tools are available for hire, as I'm not using them all the time.

All you need is a good sharp Stanley knife and some good Kiwi do-it yourself attitude.
I'm happy to talk you through in your laying if you have any questions.

Or check our 'SELLERS OTHER LISTINGS' for the range of new carpet laying tools to purchase.

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Wow what an awesome service, even in the midst of LOCKDOWN. We managed to get the gear we desperately needed to make sure our home was warm for winter. Courier picked it up. I made contact through the HOUSE FOR SALE post, and emailed the whole deal. I talked to civil defence and they agreed the products were essential under the health and heating guidelines. Thankyou Alistair & Carolyn you guys are amazing and nothing was too much for you. Definitely recommend. Service exceptional.
fishing4me (167 167 positive feedback)  Tue 07 Apr
Alistair Brandon: Thanks heaps for your comments. We are all in this together at this difficult time and it was our pleasure to accomplish for you what was a real need for you. Keep well and keep safe.
Really good and timely communication. Also quick to despatch the carpet stretching items. I found the Handy Hints that accompanied the order quite helpful and I'm sure contributed to a great outcome. If you are thinking of doing your own carpet work then give it a try. Its far cheaper than what I got quoted to do the work by a carpet repair company. Thanks again.
optimism (89 89 positive feedback)  Fri 27 Mar
Alister is the type of person us DIY people need great tools and great advice should be more of them.
tu57 (314 314 positive feedback)  Mon 23 Mar
Alistair Brandon: Hey, thanks so much for your review comments, so pleased it went well for you, it gives me a real buzz to know you are advantaged with the tools and info your've received. Till the next time - cheers
Excellent people to deal with. Alistair made sure tools arrived as needed. Will definitely hire these tools again for next project in future. Thanks heaps
nathan219 (373 373 positive feedback)  Thu 27 Jun
Fantastic people. Even met us half way with the tools. Tools so easy to use and we managed to lay our carpet easily using them. Thank you so much.
macaroon (1479 1479 positive feedback) Address Verified May 2019  Thu 04 Oct
Fantastic Service! Tools arrived very quickly when required and all was in order and easily set up to use. Instructions very clear and although we were amateurs we made a great job. Would encourage anyone wanting to lay their own carpet to use this service and have a go! Would certainly highly recommend this TradeMe Service to all!
msfloss (882 882 positive feedback)  Sat 09 Jun
I'm a 60 year old adopted kiwi, I hired a set of these tools from Alastair for a weekend to lay 2 carpets in 2 rooms, I used all the tools except the iron, there worked great, I was pleased with the job I achieved. I saved myself hundreds of dollars, and would recommend anybody can do this if I can.
george1957 (103 103 positive feedback)  Fri 06 Apr
Great resource to have been able to utilise with a very friendly and well organised service attached. I was prepared to hire the tool set for another 5 days so I could complete my initial plan but was given the time required at no extra cost. Now my parents have new carpet and significantly saved thousands on the cost of installation - bit of a no brainer. - thanks Alistair
weetbix8 (27 27 positive feedback) Address Verified Jul 2019  Wed 14 Feb
Alistair Brandon: Many thanks for your review, great to have been a part of your success story, cheers and thanks.
AWESOME FAMILY TO DEAL WITH Thank you for taking the time to help me complete my job. As a first-timer it was so appreciated that you even gave me the extra time when it was least expected. Not only making my diy affordable I learnt new skills that I can also share with others. Thank you
nadishay (59 59 positive feedback)  Sun 11 Jun
This is a couple that trade with honesty and integrity. They gave invaluable advice on 'how-to' that allowed us to complete our job to a high standard. This couple are a credit to Trademe and represent what makes Trademe such a great place. Highly recommended. Thank you and Happy Easter.
sherjo (317 317 positive feedback)  Tue 18 Apr
Received the tools earlier than expected & was able to complete my project quicker, and am very proud of what I accomplished. Thanks to Alister for hiring out the carpet tools to DIYers, saved heaps on not having to get a carpet layer in. I highly recommend this service.
kiwindo-2007 (103 103 positive feedback)  Fri 02 Dec
Thank you Alistair, we did it! it looks great! your help and direction on using your carpet tools was a great help in getting a job done; something we thought we could never do. Prompt and super service as well! more people should give this a go.
ning21 (23 23 positive feedback)  Sun 20 Nov
thank you Alistair you allowed me the benefit of the dout and the confidence to do............
4watene (817 817 positive feedback)  Fri 26 Aug
Awesome dealing with Alistair he made sure the tools arrived when needed and continued to offer advice even calling me on a public holiday.the tools came in very handy and as a novice carpet layer they made the job achievable and of good quality.Highly recommend this service for anyone wanting to give carpet laying a try.Once again thanks Alistair A++
fanq (31 31 positive feedback)  Tue 14 Jun
great to deal with ,went out of their way to make things easier for me,recomended!
puritat (279 279 positive feedback)  Tue 01 Dec
BEST experience ever!! Alistair made it Smooth easy and prompt. I recieved the tools the very next day and he gave me helpful tips and kindly offered to help if we ha any other questions. Absolutely recommend very lovely to deal with Thank you so much for such a great service!
happychappy32 (101 101 positive feedback)  Thu 23 Jul
I had never laid carpet before. Alistair answered all my questions promptly as well as supplying instruction sheet and offering excellent practical advise that was easy to follow. Great service and the hire tools were fabulous and made laying the carpet so easy. I highly recommend to any DIY person wanting to give it a go. Many thanks, Mike.
mikey011 (576 576 positive feedback) Address Verified Nov 2019  Tue 21 Jul
Hi Alistair, Many thanks for the hire and the advice! Carpet has come out great, and a step up from last time I tried. Will definatly be keen to have another go when it comes to do our lounge!
markadam (415 415 positive feedback)  Wed 29 Apr
Being a novice these tools made all the difference! The carpet in our new sleepout looks like it was professionally laid. Alistair was very helpful and easy to deal with.
corky15 (65 65 positive feedback)  Mon 09 Mar
Excellent service, with helpful advice on how to fit carpet. I fitted two rooms with an adjoining corridor, and using these tools over a weekend and achieved a professional-looking result. The cutting disc, knee kicker and carpet scissors make stretching and cutting easy and much faster that trying to do the job without the right tools (i know from past experience!). I highly recommend this service.
zebetheridge (193 193 positive feedback)  Thu 30 Oct
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