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Three Things To Consider When Planting Trees In Christchurch

If you are planning to add new trees to your Christchurch property as part of landscaping, it is important to choose the right plants if you want them to be successful and healthy.

There are three basic things should always be considered when you are deciding on which type of tree to plant - site, weather and the purpose of the tree. If you are not sure what would be best for your site, think about asking an arborist, who has knowledge of many tree varieties for advice. A local expert will also be able to advise you on the trees best suited to local conditions.

  1. Weather

    Depending on the location of your property in Christchurch, you need to think about the weather conditions and how they will affect the trees you plant.

    If you live in one of the seaside suburbs, for instance, you will need trees that can deal with salty conditions and potentially wind coming off the sea. If you live in the hills, you might need to consider plants that can cope with high winds and changes in temperature.

  2. Site

    There are many things to think about when considering your site in relation to the trees you want to plant. First you need to consider the soil as some varieties do better in sandy soil while others require dense material to survive. You also need to consider how the sun affects the property and whether the trees will be in full sun all day or will be shaded and whether they will be protected from the wind.

    Lastly, look at your site in terms of how much space your trees will have to grow and spread. Remember that trees spread underground as well so think about how the growing roots will affect your garden and house.

  3. What do you want trees for

    As well as the practical considerations of site and elements, thinking about what you want the trees to do for your site is also important. If your trees are to provide a strong visual element, then you might wish to look at exotic varieties with coloured leaves, while if you are planning to use the trees as shade, you will want to look for larger specimens with good leaf cover.

    If you aren’t sure how to manage the existing trees at your property or are looking at planting new varieties but aren’t sure where to start, then enlisting the help of a specialist arborist can help. As well as providing advice on the best types of tree, they can also assist with on-going maintenance to ensure your trees have a long and healthy life.

    If you do decide to get a professional in to help you, make sure you get an accurate quote for any work before signing a contract and check references before you hire. Most good tradespeople will have other satisfied customers who will provide testimonials, and you may even be able to see examples of previous work so check things out first.

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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We take you through the steps of turning your landscaping dreams into a reality.  Adding value to your property doesn’t have to stop at the back door - and with the rise in popularity of ‘indoor-outdoor flow’, backyards have become quite the asset.  We’ve done the hard ‘yards’ for you and

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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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Arborists - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

An arborist is an expert in the care and protection of individual trees.  They know about the needs of a variety of trees and are trained to provide the appropriate care to the trees. Well looked after trees are both attractive and add value to your property. Trees that aren't well maintained wil

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8 Ways to Protect Your Trees Before Heading Into Winter

Posted 29/04/15

Many homeowners are under impression that the vast majority of winter damage to their trees comes as a result of unusually cold temperatures. While this can be an aspect, there are other factors at play and we explore them... What causes most damage is the drying due to cold air and the u

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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

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Midwinter Home Renovation Checklist for Homeowners

Posted 18/06/13

Queens Birthday weekend kicks off the official start to winter. You may be thinking there’s not a lot that can be done to your home during the winter months, but think again! Here’s your very own Midwinter Home Renovation Checklist, which you can use to work out what needs doing at your home. Y

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Winterizing your House Exterior, Doors & Windows Part 2

Posted 18/06/14

The second in a three-part series sharing tips on weatherproofing your home to combat the Kiwi winter, focusing on the exterior of your home, doors and windows.  Winterizing your house exterior The first article covered, inspecting fireplaces, wood stoves and chimneys and also discuss

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Choosing and Using an Arborist

Posted 23/10/12

There is an art to trimming back a tree - careless hacking can adversely affect the health of a tree, and in some cases cause it to die. Rather than lopping its top off, and completely ruining its shape and health, call in someone who can provide a solution to suit both your needs and the tree's

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4 Reasons for Using Professional Tree Care Services

Posted 29/04/14

Hiring professional tree care services can save you time and effort - here's four great reasons why you should use professional tree care services. Saves you time: professional tree care service providers have the right equipment and skills to get the job done quickly. You don't need to take

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Winter Gardening Tips for March and April in New Zealand

Posted 13/03/13

A successful garden provides a visually interesting variety of colour year-round.  Builderscrack has some winter gardening tips for you! Start by incorporating a blend of trees both evergreen and deciduous, mixed up with flowering shrubs, spring bulbs, perennials and annuals. In climates with

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

2 trees to tidy up

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have two big trees that need some care, one is a walnut and the other one is a liquidamber, I want them pruned pretty much at half of their actual size in a nice shape for the years to come

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Tree trimming

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have several overgrown trees (one very large and tall in photo) that need to be trimmed. It would probably require a look at the property for a quote I imagine.

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Tree removal

Posted 1 month ago

8 meter approx Gleditsia tree in small garden to be dropped to about 2 meters, just the straight trunk to be left, easy access, as my property borders a rugby field, which can be used to drop it onto. Branches are bare now, so good time to do it. Once it is dropped we can manage to cut it up with chainsaw and remove wood.

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Removal of palm tree fronds and trim olive trees

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I have a large phoenix palm that needs 3 layers of fronds removed. And some olive trees that need trimming to tidy them up. Removal of debris as well. Thank you

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Tree pruning

Posted 3 days ago

One tree to have dead branches pruned/chainsaws. I think the tree is called a silk tree and quite a soft wood. Wood can be left on ground and I can dispose of. Upper Riccarton

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Tree removal.

Posted 1 month ago

We have quite a large tree in the corner of our property that needs removing. Also a very large flax and a large branch from the tree next door. Our house is going through a quake repair at present so need to get job done asap.

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Hedge offcuts require chipping

Posted 1 month ago

We have a pile of Macrocarpa hedge clippings we would like chipped and removed from our property. The pile measures approximately 6 metres deep x 5 metres wide x 1.8 metres high. There are some thick pieces and intertwined parts of hedge in the clippings that we are told would require a larger size chipping machine. Location is Hillsborough. Access is down a long drive and able to park right up to the pile to be chipped. The pile can be viewed for quoting. Thanks.

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Removal of fallen tree

Posted 1 month ago

Removal of a tree from my property required this week if possible, it has fallen over during the recent rain. Stump grinding not required. Slightly awkward access to the trunk, in between a fence and brick planter. Tree is about 5m high, it has 2 intertwined trunks, the widest part of both trunks together is about a handspan.

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Tree top/shape/prune

Posted 1 month ago

I have a large blue gum tree that is hanging over the footpath and road. The job is to trim/top this and get it under control.

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Stump removal grinding

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi I have a number of smallish (x10) stumps that I would like dealt with for landscaping purposes. Challenge is tricky access, difficult getting a machine to site( back section on hill). Thanks Mike

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Fire wood splitting

Posted 3 weeks ago

Freshly cut gum rings (cut yesterday) to be split into firewood size. See photos for quoting.

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Olive tree pruning

Posted 1 week ago

I have about 20 olive trees. Need regular pruning. I will remove green waste myself. please give me quote.

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Tree removal

Posted 1 month ago

I have a palm tree in my garden and I don't need it, i need someone who can digging and take it.

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Tree cutter and Green waste Removal

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for someone to cut some tree, tidy up and remove green waste. Need to be done as soon as possible.

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Silk tree pruned

Posted 2 weeks ago

Silk tree with easy access needing a good prune to shape and remove dead wood (see photo). Can leave all wood on site and I'll dispose of to keep cost down. Ideally job would be done tonight or early tomorrow morning.

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Willow tree pruning

Posted 1 month ago

2 willow trees next to river need all branches removed from approx 3m high trunk (2yrs growth). Removal and disposal of waste, to be cut after leaves have fallen

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Cabbage tree removal and disposal

Posted 1 day ago

To remove and dispose the large cabbage tree in the picture.

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Trim trees

Posted 1 month ago

I require some trees/shrubs trimmed to the front fence of a rental unit in Ilam. I would like these cut back to around 4- 5 foot high. They are blocking sun into the living area. There are around 4 - 5 shrubs/trees. The largest is around 12 - 15 foot high. See photos. Also I require some Ivy that is over grown to be cut back - this is growing over the driveway fence. The top will need to taken back to the fence height also. Please see photos. Call me to discuss ... . Regards Bevan

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Stump grind

Posted 1 month ago

One stump 20-25 diameter at road entrance

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Recent arborists reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Remove Stump

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st April 2021

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hedge and tree trimming

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10th April 2021

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Trim trees

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14th July 2021

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Remove hedge

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7th May 2021

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 5
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 5
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Removal of two cabbage trees

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31st March 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5

Tree Pruning

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16th June 2021

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 5
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 4
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 4

Cabbage Tree Removal

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17th May 2021

Workmanship
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 5
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Overhanging Tree

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15th January 2021

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 5
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Tree stumps removal

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18th January 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Stump Grinding

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14th June 2021

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 5
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5 trees need to be gone

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23rd April 2021

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Stump removal

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5th June 2021

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stumps to be ground

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th May 2021

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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 5

Stump grinding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd March 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Stump Grinding

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Removal of palm tree fronds and trim olive trees

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cabbage Tree Cutting, and Possible Disposal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Stump grinding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Driveway shrub/hedge pruning to 2.2m

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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Podium Landscapes & Gardens Limited

Joined June 2017

We specialise in bringing tired looking sections to life and maintaining them to a very high standard. From construction to section maintenance and everything in between. Get your section looking it’s best with a free quote from Podium Landscapes & Gardens Ltd. > Ready Lawn turfing > Mowing > Hedge trimming > Line trimming > Tree pruning > Irrigation installs > Barking > Stones > Edg...

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Strathclyde

Joined July 2014

Established in July 2014, TC Groundworks Ltd Trading As Strathclyde is a civil construction company based in Christchurch, NZ. We are a family run business who have been steadily growing based off our budding reputation. Our employees are generally multi-disciplinary, which gives our business a great versatility in the work we can undertake. Please see our What We Do pages on our website, www. ......

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bud landscaping

Joined October 2014

We offer a wide range of landscaping services, from Driveways, new lawns, irrigation and gardens right through to fences and decks! We are a Canterbury owned and operated business and cover jobs from North right through to South Canterbury. We offer a fixed price guarantee, and pride ourselves on meeting our clients needs. We look forward to hearing from you! Www. ...

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Mattis Gether

Joined June 2021

Hi, I just started my own business as a Handyman after more than 10 years in the commercial building industry. While I specialise in timber project I also do outdoor projects and maintenance. Reliable and flexible, I will accommodate to get your job sorted in time and on budget!

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Total trees limited

Joined April 2018

Professional and reliable team of arborist can tend to any of your tree related needs from removing large trees to pruning and trimming shrubs and bushes. There is no job to big or too small for our team to tackle. Call us now for No obligation free quote

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Fix It Fox Handyman Services

Joined December 2020

No Job Too Small. Hands on Engineer. I have built a broad spectrum of residential and engineering items. I have a full suite of skills - fabrication, building, roofing, plumbing, drainage, electrical etc ie classical handyman who does well in all trades. Good tool base. Multiple trailers. Can cart 9m lengths. Engineers built the world.

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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Ideal property maintenance

Joined February 2014

Ideal property maintenance is a small property maintenance company which provides maintenance services to both residential and commercial customers in the Canterbury area

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At Your Request Property Maintenance LTD

Joined July 2017

Hi, we are a family owned business. We pride ourselves in delivering the best results ensuring our customers are 100% happy. We provide competitive quotes and complete jobs at a affortable cost. Our services provide for residential and commercial.

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Distinctive property Maintenance

Joined June 2021

Hi, we are a property maintenance company with a difference. specialising in the bigger tasks outdoors. We offer advice on minor works,alterations and upgrades to get the most out of your property, followed through with the completion of the work. Whether its a tidy up prior to sale, general maintenance or an outstanding project yet to be completed As a diverse small company whos main goal...

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Advanced Lawn Care

Joined July 2021

To Whom it may concern, I am a small landscaping business located in Prebbleton, Christchurch. Has an experience in all aspects of landscaping such as lawns, fences, decks, pavers, planting etc. Do not hesitate to give me a ring.

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Hydroturf and Tree Services

Joined September 2010

Hydroturf We specialise in residential and commercial work across Christchurch and Selwyn Owner operator with many years of industry experience, I offer high quality workmanship along with expert advice. My comprehensive range of services includes: NEW LAWNS *Hydro-seeding *Mini loader work *Rotary Hoeing *Trenching *Irrigation Systems *Full site preparation *Roll out inst...

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Jays concrete plus

Joined December 2019

Hi I’ve been building roads motorways, footpaths and driveways for 12 years plus. I specialise in concrete work but can do all sorts of jobs from excavation, asphalt, kerbing, paving, landscaping. No job is too tough . I work hard to make sure any job i take on is delivered on time and to a very high standard. I take pride in my work, will give you a very fair quote and will always try to work wi...

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Easytrees

Joined January 2021

Qualified, experienced and fully insured, we provide all your tree care needs from formative pruning to full removals and emergency storm damage. We’re very flexible, based in Redcliffs and servicing all of Canterbury

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Top cuts tree services

Joined August 2016

•••Qualified Arborist ••• 16 years experience ,all aspects of tree work no job to big or small, •Free quotes •Tree removal •Tree pruning •Power line clearance •Tree mulch •••For a top cut at a top price•••

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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DnB Landscapes services

Joined September 2019

Hi ive been sculptural landscaper for the last 6 years ive now just gone out on my own i am very professional and work very hard to meet deadlines.At dnb Landscapes we pride ourselves in our very affordable prices.

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Green Ise Garden & Tree Services

Joined January 2021

Green Ise delivers high quality Garden & Tree services to Commercial & Residential properties throughout Canterbury. ​ - General gardening - Weeding & garden maintenance - Mowing & edging - Tree & hedge pruning - Tree removal - Soft Landscaping (Mulching, Bark, Stones & Planting) - Section clearing - Mowing & edging Whether it is a ‘One-off’ job, Ongoing maintenance. Green Ise Gard...

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Fowlertrades

Joined January 2017

Hi. Been in bussiness for 6years now with positive feed back from my clients. I'm a sole trader but can get people in for the bigger jobs! I take pride in my work and in providing a good service for my clients no matter how big or small the job. I like to Leave a job where the customer is happy with the works and with out blowing there budget. I do provide a variety of work around the home! Incl...

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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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