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

Tree Removal & general clean up in the backyard.

Posted 1 month ago

Trees along the back fence chopped down and removed, (1st pic) Trees along the side fence (by clothesline) chopped down and removed (2nd pic) and tree by bedroom window (as you walk into the back of the property) (3rd pic) chopped down and removed. And the tree outside of the gate up against the fence (pic 8) chopped down and removed. Also while you are there, a general clean up of the backyard only, removing general garden waste. Note: The great big massive hedge is on the neighbours side so n...

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Remove tall totara trees

Posted 9 months ago

We have a lot of tall totara trees on our front section and are looking at clearing a lot of them out to create a platform to build a new home on.

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Lge mac needs deopping

Posted 7 months ago

Maungaturoto. Really tall dead mac needs dropping asap. Probly need a (12t?) digger and insurance. Tree at risk of falling on neighbours property.

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Tree removal

Posted 2 months ago

Just need to clear 4 trees in the back section to fit a sleep out.

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Large Pohutukawa

Posted 4 years ago

Looking for experienced and well equipped arborist to consult regarding large pohutukawa to reinstate our view (area above the dotted line on attached image). 2/3 tree is on neighbors section, will need help to figure best way to go about getting a successful outcome. Patchy Internet where we are, best to give a call or text on my cell. Best, Kieran

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Tree removal - close to power lines

Posted 2 months ago

Looking to have this tree removed. Will need a climbed as branches overhang domestic power lines and tree close to house and mains lines.

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Lge mac needs dropping #5

Posted 2 months ago

2-3 story high macrocarpa needs dropping. You need right machinery and insurance please. Maungaturoto area. Maybe do a deal for firewood.

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Tree prune

Posted 1 year ago

Prune of one large tree by half. Easy access in middle of the large tree or by ladder, possible firewood. Requires large chainsaw best. Additional trees could also be pruned or removed depending on price. Regular lawn mow, also required in front where large tree is situated and half the lawn up the back. Other jobs may be required after inital job is satisfactory.

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Lge mac needs dropping #2

Posted 6 months ago

Maungaturoto. Really tall dead mac needs dropping asap. Probly need a (12t?) digger and insurance. Tree at risk of falling on neighbours property.

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Hedge Trimming

Posted 7 years ago

We need our macrocarpa hedge trimming. Two sides of 1.4 acre property, probably about 8ft high, need to trim both sides, trim top on one side and cut down to half height on the other. Please, only tradespeople with machinery capable of doing contact us, too big a job for hand-held hedgetrimmers - we know as we have one of those. Cheers

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Tree maintenance

Posted 1 year ago

Hi. Have willows and macs for tidying up or removal. Expressions of interest please.

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Drop a dead mac

Posted 7 months ago

Dead macrocarpa about to fall on neighbours property. Need it dropped safely away from them asap.

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Pohutukawa Crown Reduction

Posted 2 years ago

See photos - the swing frame in the first picture is approx. 2.5 meters tall for scale. Happy to break it up in to several jobs across several years if necessary to get the view clear. Looking for a quoted range (between $x-$x) include disposal of waste. There is decent access from the bottom of section about 10 meters from the tree.

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Lge mac needs dropping #4

Posted 6 months ago

Maungaturoto. 2-story dead mac needs dropping asap. Need insurance. Tree at risk of falling on neighbours property.

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Cut up fallen trees

Posted 1 month ago

Cutting fallen willows into moveable sections to aid removal before winter flooding. Marshy ground, no foliage, no climbing, no lifting. Long bar required. Also some general tidying work and cutting clean 150mm dia. lengths into firewood. Probably 2-3 hours work.

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Lge mac needs dropping #3

Posted 6 months ago

Maungaturoto. 2-story dead mac needs dropping asap. Need insurance. Tree at risk of falling on neighbours property.

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Shelter belt trimming

Posted 1 year ago

Trimming tops and sides of shelter belts to farm land - up to height of power lines.

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Tree removal

Posted 3 years ago

the property has many big old pine trees that I would like to have taken down. Was hoping you could turn them into firewood and we could work out a deal. Or maybe a price to chop them down and we could sell the firewood ourselves.

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Palm trees Mangawhai Heads

Posted 4 years ago

2 large palm trees - to be cut down and taken away, and stumps ground. Good access.

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High Maintenance

Joined July 2009

We offer a wide range of renovation, construction and maintenance services including and not limited to the following: Cladding repairs - weatherboard or otherwise we can match your cladding exactly so that your repair is "invisible" and complements your property. Kitchen and Bathroom refits - all aspects from re-lining, re-plumbing, gibstop and paint as well as installing the furniture....

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Cameron Whittaker

Joined March 2020

Hi, Qualified arborist with a passion for trees. Experience in pruning, removals, mulching or can firewood and split if required. I am a friendly, approachable family man who can get your job done.

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Northscape

Joined March 2017

Northscape, a premier team that provides a comprehensive suite of premium landscape solutions to 'create your ultimate outdoor environment' Northscape scope of activities are in the Far North, Bay of Islands, Whangarei, Regions and the services we offer to you are: - Landscape Design - Sourcing Plants & Landscape Materials - Planting, Bark or Mulching of Gardens - Lawn Installation (...

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Mckernan Contracting

Joined August 2018

Hi, I am a qualified builder however prefer to work on landscape projects. Everything from rubbish removal and earthworks to creating your summer entertainment are. Look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Arborcare Tree Maintenance

Joined June 2013

Arborcare Tree Maintenance was established in 1994 by Scott FitzPatrick, after completing a Certificate in Horticultural Science and an Advanced Certificate in Arboriculture.   What we do - We carry out all aspects of Arboricultural tree care, maintenance and removal. This includes pruning for view, light, and shape, Deadwooding, Trimming and removal of hedges and also Stump Grinding We are...

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Champion Tree Services Ltd

Joined January 2017

Champion Tree Service is an Auckland based company. We specialise in all aspects of tree work and can help with any tree related issues at a competitive price. Our climbers are fully qualified with years of experience and will ensure your trees are pruned and or removed safely and efficiently. Our skilled, knowledgeable and approachable staff will give you an honest and professional assessment...

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DIGGINSONS

Joined April 2019

Hi there, No job too big or small and we have the ambition and capabilities to tackle any job you have waiting for us, as well as offer our advice to the best of our knowledge if it benefits us or not. We take pride in only aiming to do the best job we possible can and more to keep our customers happy and giving them a reason to pass us on their family and friends. With our combination of fit you...

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Sure Can Do

Joined May 2012

Sure Can Do. I supply my services to you as a customer to handle your every request from Fencing, Gates and Decking, Retaining Walls, Gardens, Hedges and Tree Felling, Waste Removal, Waterblasting, Gutters and Roofs, Moss and mould treatment, Exterior Cleaning. Anything you require with a Sure Can Do Attitude.

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Ken Overton Contracting

Joined September 2017

10 years building experience. From small maintenance and handyman work to bathroom and kitchen design, installation and project management. Demolition and rebuild, Pruning trees, fruit trees, roses and grape vines. Happy to quote.

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de Goey Contracting Ltd

Joined August 2014

We do all types of concrete work from floor slabs, and foot paths, to decrotive driveways and patios. New builds to renovations. We also do site excavations, retaining walls, and landscaping.

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