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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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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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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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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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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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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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Remove two gums close to house

Posted 7 months ago

See photos, removal of these two self-sown beauties that no one thought to pull out sooner. No need for stump removal at this point. Take or leave the wood, not fussed on that.

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Tree pruning asap please

Posted 4 months ago

tidying up and pruning of several trees - as soon as possible

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Cutting a few trees that are in our property

Posted 5 months ago

cutting a few trees that are in our property

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Prune Phebaliums, keep natural shape

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello, We would like to have our three Phebaliums pruned in a way that the natural shape is maintained. I have attached an image that outlines the height we are aiming for. There is no need to remove the clippings from the property – we will look after that. We look forward to receiving your quote. Cheers, Anja

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Bye bye big pine.

Posted 8 months ago

Have a fairly large (20-30m) Norfolk Pine to fell. A friend and I have removed 90% of the branches (a few more than shown in the picture) and intended to bring it down but it's a little large and beyond our amateur skill. Happy to have it brought down in big bits and left where they fall, I plan to chop it up for firewood. Could be keen on having the stump removed too but would depend on cost.

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Tree/hedge pruning and lawn maintenance

Posted 6 months ago

I need the hedges/trees on the front and back of my property pruned/trimmed. Currently at heights that would require a ladder to trim the tops. If possible, would also be interested in regular lawn care (mowing and weed spraying), and garden maintenance.

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Chipping/Mulching a pile of wood

Posted 1 month ago

We have trimmed back 8 small trees and have a pile of branches, most of it under 10cm diameter, needing to be mulched. The pile is approx 15-20 cubic meters.

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Tree trimming

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, our neighbour's tree (actually two trees right next to each other) is blocking a lot of our afternoon sun - particularly as it gets into winter. I've got their permission to trim it right down to the fence line. Looking for quotes for this job, please. Doesn't look tricky.

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Arborist

Posted 2 days ago

Cutting the tree that laying in the roof of the house

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Tree stump removal

Posted 5 months ago

The tree stump is approx 17cm diameter - I need the ground level to place pots in the space

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Tree removal

Posted 8 months ago

Need a tree cut down and ringed.

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Sycamore tree removal

Posted 1 month ago

few big sycamore trees to be chopped down and removed. One is half done behind a bach. Others on clear land. To be done ASAP.

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Tree slicing

Posted 3 months ago

A big tree has been cut down at my place but now I need about 40cms sliced off it and a hole bored into the trunk to fit my clothesline into. The tree stump is about 55cm across.

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Dead trees gone

Posted 8 months ago

Removal to fence height of two dead trees. They are on the boundary but I have permission from them to remove them. Another tree needs some light pruning.

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Kill our evil sycamore!!

Posted 5 months ago

We have a large sycamore tree (8-10m?) in our backyard and would like a quote to fell/fell and remove wood. Access for a vehicle/trailer to park adjacent can be arranged. A few years ago a large piece fell off in a storm and it’s getting structurally unstable - would like it removed ASAP in the next few weeks ideally. Please advise on availability to inspect (if required) and to complete the job.

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Pruning rhododendron

Posted 6 months ago

Rhododendron tree needs pruning and trimming down

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Big oak tree fell in the storm

Posted 1 month ago

Our very large silky oak tree fell in the storm and broke off right at the stump. We need someone to come in and help us remove it, and would want pieces cut up for firewood.

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Removal of 3x stumps

Posted 2 months ago

As per pics, removals of tree stumps. Tape measurement to indicate how wide the stumps are.

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Bush/Tree removal

Posted 3 months ago

Wanting to get rid of the bush/tree, approximately 2.5x2.5m.

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Recent arborists reviews

With over 137,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Large tree removed please

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small stump removals

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove two gums close to house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove garden hedge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of 3x stumps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

sycamore tree removal

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

2nd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree felling and removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th September 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

tree down

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Tree removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th August 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

tree removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd August 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Brendan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

tree stump removal

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree pruning asap please

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Arborist needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree pruning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th August 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Marko

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree pruning

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Stumps trimmed to grade or below

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree/shrub prune or removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Trimming trees/bushes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Find Arborists in Hutt Valley

Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Blanco Projects

Joined March 2019

Hi, I have been renovating homes & offices for the past 19 years in South Africa. We have relocated to Wellington and happy to extend and continue with my passion / services in the home repairs & improvement sector. Specializing in gib, plastering, painting, insulation, general handyman & maintenance services.

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MTC works

Joined November 2018

Hi I have just started this company and am looking for the opportunity to get a few jobs under way to show my experience and workmsnship. I have a baeckground in the building and civil industry with works in the comstruction and concrete. If you are intested in a quote please feel free to give me a call 0220437020

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Hutt Valley Gardening Services

Joined January 2019

Think of it like some of the best home cooking, like Nana’s cakes or Mum’s roast dinner, that appear effortless and in in perfect form. I don’t do greasy ‘fast food’ gardening. What I provide is good, hearty, healthy gardening that fits a sustainable budget and most importantly can be easily maintained or replicated if you choose to do so. Its important to me that Hutt Valley Gardening is...

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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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TLC Contracting Ltd

Joined April 2016

21 years operating excavators in and around wellington all types of earth works, digging under houses trenching removing tree stumps etc fully insured. Free quotes

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Ultra Contracting Ltd

Joined July 2017

Hi I am the owner of Ultra Contracting Ltd, we are primarily a earthworks contracting company but also do a lot of general building and property maintenance work. We are very professional and strive to give our clients the best experience possible and treat them and their property in a manner in which we would like to be treated by going above and beyond what is necessary. We would love to help yo...

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Manage MY Maintenance

Joined July 2017

We are experienced builders with fast turn around jobs. Experts in decking, fences, paving, retaining and gardening. We also are experts in all maintenance around the home including but not limited to painting roofs, painting houses, repairing gutters and house washing

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Yardworking

Joined May 2019

Hi, at Yardworking we get stuck in. Happy take a look at anything outside your house. We can do a lot or a little. Currently working with some elderly clients to enable them to stay in their homes. In addition, we specialise in preparing your property for sale managing from photos to open homes.

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LawnXpress Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined March 2011

Locally owned and operated lawn and property maintenance business. We cover a range of maintenance services including: Mowing - Tree/Hedge trimming - Weedspraying - Gutter Cleaning - Rubbish removal - Window Cleaning - Housewashing - Waterblasting - Graffiti Removal - General property maintenance We have an experienced team of staff who get the job done right and efficiently from the fir...

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Richard Waters

Joined November 2010

Fully qualified garden designer/Landscaper. Over 20 years experience. Decks. Fences. Have renovated houses, painting, decorating the lot! Honest and reliable. Advanced certificate in Garden Design

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careful gardenworks ltd

Joined January 2013

Hi, im chris, owner and operator of careful gardenworks Ltd. I work on site with my partner Laura we have a passion for gardening .We are happy to work pr hour or by quote.We are fully insured Careful Gardenworks ltd does lawns, weedeating, weeding, weed spraying, pruning, chainsawing, tree felling, mulching, section clearing, planting digging/digger Work any other landscaping you may require. I...

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Dukes Digger & Earthworks Ltd

Joined October 2017

We are a newly established and locally owned business operating in the Wairarapa and Wellington regions. Specialising in small domestic and light commercial work with a 3.4tonne excavator. Providing all types of earthworks and excavation. Lifestyle blocks and small access sites. Vineyard property clean up and maintenance Gardening services lawn mowing tree pruning Tree stump and rubbish rem...

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stevefixit

Joined July 2010

Hi, I've been in the building trade now for approx 20 years. I was a master painter by trade originally but liked the idea of making things so I went into the carpentry trade and qualified. My expertise is designing and building decks, fences and smaller jobs. I prefer the one to one personal touch. I don't enjoy the bigger commercial side of works as much. I have many, many pictures of w...

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Vipmovers.co.nz

Joined September 2018

Removal services 20 year experience, also experienced trademen of 30 years can do just about anything, If anything you need moved or built then vipmovers are able to help 24 /7 we are a small group that pride our self to the highest quality , high standard in health and safety, professional, efficient, honest all employees are drug and alcohol tested we can provide references on request , Kind r...

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All Lifestyles Property Maintenance

Joined February 2016

Lawns, hedge trimming, weed and gorse spraying, scrub cutting and property clean up. Also small tree work and clearing and handyman work. Reclaim your weekends and let us do the outside chores for you. Owner operated by a trustworthy mature hardworking kiwi who believes that a job is worth doing right.

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Harbour City Tree Care

Joined May 2009

Trees too big ? Want more light? Want a better view? We can provide you with a full arboricultural service for the life cycle of your trees and shrubs. We will provide you with the best FREE science based advice on the care and maintenance of the plants in your enviroment. Call us today and let us supply you with the best advice that money can't buy, to help you make an informed descision...

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BumbleTree

Joined May 2018

At the forefront of my thought process is design that aims to employ mother nature in a host of ways in pursuit of productive, sustainable and even regenerative land usage. By making this a priority, I take joy in saving you time, effort and money. I'm an out of the box thinker that strives to be at the intersection of ecology, beauty and practicality.

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in 2015...

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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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Reading Reno

Joined July 2018

Hi, I'm Frank, a thoughtful and creative home & garden enthusiast and all-round handyman with a broad skillset at my disposal. I offer very reasonable rates to reflect the means of my clients. I can work to your specifications or give advice and propose solutions if you are uncertain. I work for the satisfaction of a job well done and improving quality of life. My team and I hope to see you so...

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