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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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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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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We’ve mapped out five actionable steps to transform your landscaping dreams to life and add value to your property.

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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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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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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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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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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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Toi Tois for removal (neighbour will burn)

Posted 3 weeks ago

Our neighbours toi tois have well and truly overgrown, he has agreed to pay for the removal (contractor will liaise with both of us) we just need them removed and put into our paddock for us to burn at a later date wanting this done as soon as possible)

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Trees removed

Posted 1 year ago

We have a reserdential section with a lot of big trees we want cut down & removed, it's a clear reserdential section close to town in levin

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Posted 2 years ago

I require a quote for cutting back and removal of trees and disposal of the wood at coastal property , these are mostly wattles and trees that have self seeded over time and now require removal. there are branches hanging over the neighboring fence, the option is to remove the branches or to remove the entire trees as this appears to be an ongoing issue

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Tree branch cutting

Posted 1 year ago

Tree branch cutting on a medium size tree

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Garden clean up

Posted 9 years ago

Property is at Foxton Beach, owned by my mother. The garden has become overgrown and trees need to be cut and general rubbish removed. She has had chooks in the backyard which have removed all the grass, we need this to be dug and grass resown. Immediate start available. Would like this job done sooner than later.

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Wi Pere Stumps

Posted 3 years ago

A number of trees have been dropped on our recently bought property, but the stumps still need grinding. Some of the stumps are quite large.

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Mill 4-5 Very Large Macrocapa Trees

Posted 8 years ago

I have 4-5 very large (15-25 metres) macrocapa trees that I want milled into 150x25 and 150x40 lengths. These trees are still standing but I can fell these and cut them into 6m lengths. They are very easy to get at and are right next to a very flat area to set up the mill.

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Terrie B

Posted 8 months ago

One or two trees is blocking the sun from the Veranda. And opposite a few spindly trees in a cluster need removing. (Too cramped.)

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Trees felled in Waikawa beach

Posted 4 years ago

5 medium sized macrocarpa trees cut down and cut up into 300 - 400mm logs, and the rest mulched

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Trees Levin Property

Posted 3 years ago

We need 3 trees & stumps removed from a property in Levin asap

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Trees Removed

Posted 5 months ago

I'm wanting several trees removed from my section, have just purchased property and trees block too much light. I've attached photos of what needs to be done. Prefer to keep the Pungas.

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Fruit Tree Hair Cut & Perm

Posted 5 years ago

I have about 6 fruit trees that are I feel are well over due for some pruning and attention. These are in an existing property that I purchased, so I cannot tell how long it is since they were last attended to .

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2 x tree trunks

Posted 1 year ago

I have two tree trunks that need felling; and those plus some lying trunks to slice to wood burner length (no need to split)

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Wood split and moved

Posted 3 years ago

W have had 2 large macrocarpas felled and ringed. We now need them chainsawed up smaller, split and moved across our property (about 200m)

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Thin trees

Posted 7 months ago

we have some untidy trees that need a haircut suit a qualified person who can ideally access with a digger with a grapple so that the cut branches can be stacked in a pile to be burnt latter , there is maybe 2 -3 days work for 2 people ,

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Trim trees back

Posted 1 year ago

Wanting trees that overhang fence line trimmed square with fence. Wanting all waste chipped Also.

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Thinning small forestry block

Posted 11 months ago

we have a bit of land in levin that has some uncared for trees . WE would like someone who is set up to thin them . Removing branches so they can grow straight and have room to grow . many are about 15 years old and have had no care

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Fallen tree removal

Posted 1 year ago

Pine tree blown over in storm needs to be removed. Tree trunk has snapped aprox 2 metres off ground and is lying over the top of a small very old shed. The trunk is around 800mm in diameter. It in a paddock with reasnable access. No real urgency but as soon as you are able.

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Tree for removal

Posted 4 years ago

one tree for removal at front of house

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Hawkes Bay, Manawatu/ Whanganui, and Nelson-Tasman regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioners) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope o...

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Vertical Arborists

Joined December 2019

Vertical Arborists was founded in 2014, and we’re proudly based in the Manawatu. We boast qualified, local and experienced arborists. We’re proud to offer the full spectrum of tree work, from planting to pruning, tree removal and stump grinding. We are the first and only NZ Arb approved contractor in our region; this quality assurance means you will receive a professional, respectful and ethic...

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Joined February 2021

Hi, at Stumped Services we cover full tree removal. From felling or climbing and dismantling to removing the stump with our Rayco stump grinder. Big to small we get the job done. We are fully covered with liability insurance and all our team is fully qualified with the job at hand. If you already have a quote get in touch and we will se if we can beat it.

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Tierra Landscape Development td

Joined June 2009

We specialise in hard and soft landscaping and outdoor building such as decks, fences, concreting, paving etc. We also run a property maintenance service incuding lawns, gardening and general property section clearance. We work hard and take pride in our work.

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Tidy Turf

Joined December 2014

FOR A SITE VISIT I WILL NEED YOUR ADDRESS PLEASE. LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR A company specializing in outside prep work. Tree work, section clearing, landscape preparation, bobcat services, demolition, pest plant removal, large area mowing, weed spraying I have many years experience in grounds maintenance work. I specialise in, tree removal,landscape demolition & clearing,bo...

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Camlitt Fencing Solutions

Joined December 2016

We have been completing a range of fencing jobs for the past 15 years for Rural, Residential and Commercial properties. Although we are located in the Manawatu, we are prepared to travel for your convenience. We pride ourselves on Excellent Workmanship, Competitive Pricing and Deliver on Time. We are Site Safe approved and have the necessary documents and procedures through On Farm Safety NZ for H...

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Marco Developments

Joined January 2021

All big & small jobs...Renovations,demo & decks,fences.Property maintainance & development work,From the gardens,lawns to exterior & interior painting, water blasting,to carpet & window cleaning,fireplaces washing machine maintainance... Feel free to Contact me with any questions & quotes.. Cheers

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Barclay construction

Joined December 2020

Hi, I’ve been building for 8 years in all areas of building and construction, no job is to big or to small to handle I thrive on delivering a quality job the first time, I believe in giving a responsible and competitive quote on all jobs.

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ProEx Solutions

Joined August 2018

PROEX SOLUTIONS - Excavation & Digger Hire within the Manawatu and wider region. We are a locally owned and operated business with our customers at the forefront of what we do. We have 2 diggers available for daily hire or available to hire with a driver. 1.7 Tonne 2.0 Tonne We also have auger attachments for drilling holes. In addition to the diggers we also have a 3 Tonne...

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Jp decoration

Joined December 2017

Hi,I myself have been painting and plastering for 10 years I have experience in a lot of trades eg,fixing we use a range of old style and upto date technics using the best products in the nz market . We are professionals and work hard to complete jobs on time an within budget . From new builds to re builds, renos to the old hole in the wall we do it all we take pride in doing the best job and...

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Joined October 2018

We use specialist remote controlled equipment to tackle land clearance jobs while reducing your H&S risks and eliminating the need for harmful sprays. Scrub cutting & heavy duty mowing. Stump grinding. Steep slopes up to 55 degrees. Removal of gorse, blackberry, broom, & trees to 100mm diameter.

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