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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Bowling club

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have several stumps we would like removed and would like a quote first

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Tree pruning

Posted 7 months ago

I have a beautiful rata in my backyard but it needs some attention and cutting to stop blocking my deck, my neighbours view and get away from the power line. Needing ASAP!

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Two stumps and one old rhody need removed

Posted 1 month ago

We'd like two old stumps removed and one old rhody that wont die removed. We'd also like green waste removed or mulched on site if possible. There's also an old concrete path we'd like cut and removed if possible.

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Trim down overgrown tree brunches

Posted 1 month ago

To trim down the overgrown tree brunches around the house

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Camelia pruning

Posted 4 months ago

Bush needs thinned out and a little from top

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Pruning of Beech Tree

Posted 1 month ago

Could you please send me a quote for a heavy pruning of the tree in the rear of 1020 George Street Dunedin. I will consider a lump sum or hourly rates. The main stump and a few of the main branches can be left to deal with another time. The cut timber can be left in the yard for me to deal with but should be cut into moveable lengths. Note that the access to the rear of the house is very limited and may be impossible to get a cherry picker/ boom arm through. If you have a small machin...

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Tree prune

Posted 6 months ago

Trees at front of house need pruning and a couple of them need to be cut down to the ground. We can take the rubbish away ourselves if required

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Remove Three Tree Stumps

Posted 7 months ago

We would like help to remove three stumps from our front garden so we can plant some roses. Two stumps are cut close to the ground but the third stump possibly needs some chainsaw work before a stump grinder can be used. There is a small set of stairs to get up to the front lawn, please see photos. Would be great to hear from anyone who can help.

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Remove hedge trees

Posted 1 month ago

We have a few hedge trees blocking our kitchen view of stunning Dunners we want gone. My electric hedge trimmer ain’t cutting it so I’ll need someone with a chainsaw. And waste removal needed too! This week preferably but next is fine too.

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Tree pruning

Posted 7 months ago

Cut neighbouring trees right back so clear of gutter. Neighbouring Fruit trees over hanging back Of section cut back well of property

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Stump grinding in Pine Hill

Posted 5 months ago

Stump grinding ahead of levelling and paving. Two kowhai stumps (one is 200mm diameter with a couple of large surface roots, the other is 350 mm diameter with no surface roots visible). Also stumps from the remains of a 2.5m hedge row). Reasonably good site access. Dog on site but will be managed.

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Cutting back a large tree

Posted 1 day ago

I have two trees that need attention. The first one is monstrous - it needs to be trimmed back significantly from all angles. The other needs to be cut down because its leaning over and hazardous

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Splitting firewood

Posted 3 months ago

I have a large amount of firewood (blue gum and old man pine) in rings that need splitting. The job needs doing ASAP.

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Two small tree stumps

Posted 1 month ago

I have two small tree stumps that need removal.

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Tree removal

Posted 1 month ago

Cut kowhai down, remove from site.

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Tree

Posted 5 months ago

We need some branches that broke in the wind cutting up and the pieces too small for firewood removing

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Stumpy

Posted 7 months ago

Hi I have three stumps to be removed from property. They are not big ones but annoying! I will be in Dunedin tomorrow afternoon. It would be good if someone was available to take a look then.

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66 Collins Street Waikouaiti hedge

Posted 7 months ago

Remove top heavy trunks/limbs from overgrown hedge and cut into firewood

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Cut down Silver Birch Tree

Posted 5 months ago

Hi. I need our Silver Birch tree cut down. I would like to keep the larger branches for firewood, so just need the smaller ones removed from property. Please give me a call on ... to arrange a time to have a look at it and provide a quote. thanks Adam

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Stump removal

Posted 5 months ago

Large stump up on the top garden. Think it is from an old ash tree. The land in sloped quite steeply but the stump is about 3 metres from street

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Phil Huntley Builder Ltd

Joined August 2009

Over 20 years experience. Available for renovations, repairs and all building work inside and outside, including: * Kitchen and bathroom renovations and repairs. * Full interior refurbishments * Additions and alterations to existing houses * New house construction * Decks and fencing * Driveways and landscape construction * Emergency flood and damage repair No job too small or too big

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Southerly Creations Ltd

Joined October 2016

Over 15 years of Landscaping, Tree & Building experience big and small, fully qualified through NZ landscape horticulture. We are a friendly team with good communication skills which helps us work closer with you, getting your job done to your liking and without delays! If possible I like to keep things sustainable utilizing water and original native plants, meaning you spend less on materials and...

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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello, Certified drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 15 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage. Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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VDW Consultants

Joined April 2019

VDW Consultants is primarily consultants who performs general contract work. Getting the job done correctly, quickly and cost effectively is our number one priority. No job is too big or too small.

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Dan Grant

Joined May 2017

I have twenty years experience working in landscaping and gardening, mostly working in Auckland for some big companies and also some small but fussy companies and individual clients. I also hold a Diploma in Botanic Garden Management I have a truck and all the right tools to do any aspect of labour, landscaping, gardening, building or demolition.

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landshapes limited

Joined July 2016

I Have worked in earth moving/construction industry 30 years. I Have set myself up to do landscape constructing work dig outs. . I pride myself on keeping budgets on target, being reliable and producing quality work. I have a 5ton tip truck and various size diggers, augers and a rock breaker ...and other construction equipment. Site cuts, footings , retaining etc ...We run rubber tracked diggers,...

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Benco Enterprises

Joined July 2018

With over 20 years experience in the building and landscaping industry, both residential and commercial, and a small team who, as well as being top notch builders, have a diverse range of backgrounds and expertise from a masters level botanist to an A grade mechanic, I believe we offer a unique set of skills and lateral thinking ability which enables us to work with a client to provide individual...

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Peak Construction Ltd

Joined April 2010

We are a turn key company that has been building in the south island for over 14 years. We provide our clients a fixed price contract and we build to any budget.

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DR Builders

Joined September 2009

Hi, I have over 10 years experience as a builder in the building industry. I am trade qualified. I specialise in home renovations no matter how big or small e.g bathrooms, kitchens, decks, fences, maintenance etc. You will find my quotes are very competitive. I have great communication skills and work with the owner to ensure deadlines are met. Feel free to contact me to discuss your project...

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Twin Ropes Technical Services

Joined June 2018

We specialise in work at height jobs, plus a wide variety of technical services including stand-alone solar and off-grid solutions for remote locations. If you are struggling with a solution to your at-height problem, let us know!

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MMK Building

Joined October 2010

Hi, Im a widely experienced carpenter who can also turn a hand at handy man work, painting and flooring. Competitive prices. If you want the best forget the rest.

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Dun Eden Green Ltd

Joined March 2016

We have four divisions in our company - landscaping, building, arboreal and grounds maintenance services. We have a full complement of qualified tradesman and we excel at both hard and soft landscaping, arboriculture, garden maintenance/site clearance and construction work. We have licensed builders, qualified arborists and experienced landscapers. We are free to ask for help with costing of an...

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Dave Chandler

Joined August 2018

I provide a range of arborist services including felling, pruning (crown lifting / thinning / reduction), dismantling and tree planting. Before I moved to Dunedin in early 2018, I was working in the northern Highlands of Scotland in tree surgery and forestry. I am fully qualified and insured for tree felling, aerial tree work and clearing wind damaged trees. I aim to always provide a frien...

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Lawns & Thorns

Joined May 2019

Ever wondered who to call for your lawn and gardening requirements You can stop wondering, just Call LAWNS & THORNS 0274445923 We offer a variety of services from lawns to gardening to hedges to end of tenancy clean ups and more. What ever you require we will ensure to help you with your needs. We are not your average Joe Bloggs who can mow lawns and hack your shrubs. We have years of...

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Te Anau Tree Services

Joined December 2019

Hi , we’ve have been delivering a skilled and professional service, in rope access and aboriculture for over 5 years now. From Rockfall protection projects, helicopter operations, technical tree removals and even handyman building projects like fencing or quality furniture. We pride ourselves in quality and meeting jobs on budget and time.

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The Garden Maker

Joined June 2017

Hi, landscaping, is my specialty and has largely been my occupation for about 12 years, I also sometimes make tables/shelves/cabinets from native timber and Macrocarpa, and have produced commercial cafe fit outs. I worked for a landscaping firm in Wellington for 3 years, followed by working for landscaping firm in Dunedin for five years before deciding to go out at it alone. I have an eye fo...

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Tree Tamers Wanaka Limited

Joined January 2013

Small owner operated arborist business with high speed/volume chipper. Felling Dismantle in confined spaces Thinning and reducing (pruning) Shaping (pruning) Remove disease or damaged limbs Remove risk of damage to your house/powerlines Waste recycled to mulch Hedges and windrows trimmed/reduced We protect surrounding trees, shrubs, houses, etc....

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