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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Urgent Work Start Tomorrow

Posted 3 months ago

Seeking help to clear a section. Need to drop some small to medium size brush wattles/ other small-sized trees alongside a driveway. Must be done tomorrow or by the weekend.

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Tree removal #2

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, there is a small Macrocarpa tree that is now growing above our deck height and is starting to block the view so I want it removed. The access is a little tricky as it's in the front sea facing side of our property which has quite a steep drop-off. Should be fine for someone with ropes and a harness. Should be a quick job with a small chainsaw so max budget is $500 GST inclusive. Don't bother bidding for the job if this price is unsuitable for you.

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Tree removal

Posted 4 months ago

We need a large macrocarpa tree removed we are looking for quotes

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Tree removal and stump grinding.

Posted 2 months ago

Remove all trees around boundary of property (approx 20) to allow for building a new fence. Rear boundary to line up with neighbouring fences. Rear trees include Macrocarpa and Ngaio

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Stump removal

Posted 9 months ago

4 stumps/trunks to be removed, all can be driven up to, approx. 20-30cm diameter.

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Tree stump #2

Posted 4 months ago

Stump needs to be removed.

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Tree and Glasshouse Removal

Posted 9 months ago

I have 3-4 trees I'd like removed and a glasshouse that is falling down I'd like removed. Tree's are the ones shown in the pic's.

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Hedge trimming

Posted 8 months ago

Trim 30m (?) Pittosporum hedge - top and both sides along northern boundary of property.

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Tree removal

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, there is a small Macrocarpa tree that is now growing above our deck height and is starting to block the view so I want it removed. The access is a little tricky as it's in the front sea facing side of our property which has quite a steep drop-off. Should be fine for someone with ropes and a harness. Should be a quick job with a small chainsaw so max budget is $300 GST inclusive. Don't bother bidding for the job if this price is unsuitable for you.

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Large tree removal

Posted 6 months ago

Large Scandinavia pine removal, wanting it cut down as close as possible to ground level. Quote also to include disposal of waste.

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Urgent Tree Removal

Posted 7 months ago

Need a tree removed from driveway in front of house by Monday the 14th. Need stump removed or grinded down low enough for new concrete drive. Will pay a premium over your normal rate if prompt.

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Huge Magnolia tree cut down

Posted 1 month ago

Cut the tree down, stump can stay in place. We will cut the trunk/branches for firewood, or get it done as part of the job, depending on price.

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Remove conifer

Posted 6 months ago

There is a conifer in the back of my section to be removed. The trunk is 50cm in diameter.

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Stumpie

Posted 11 months ago

Grind three small tree stumps that are together. These are around the back of the property but have access way to the back.

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Remove stump

Posted 1 month ago

The stump needs to go... :) Looks like it was drilled and filled with diesel or similar - so was soft around the edges.

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Removal of large tree

Posted 2 weeks ago

I would like this tree cut down. I will keep the wood.

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Prune tree and wood chip branches

Posted 3 months ago

1) Prune and tidy tree; and 2) wood chip branches from two trees. Wood chips to be placed under big tree.

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Cut and remove tree

Posted 10 months ago

I need a tree cut down fully and removed from my home please Approx 4m tall Location Ascot Park Porirua

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Landscape sculpting

Posted 11 months ago

3 x pohutakawa to be selectively thinned

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2 x Olive tree pruning and Griselina pruning

Posted 11 months ago

A row of 15 Griselina trees need annual pruning. An olive tree needs about 1/3 taken off the top. Some other olive trees need minor pruning.

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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.

Tree and Glasshouse Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Felling and Mulching of Small Garden Trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2 x Olive tree pruning and Griselina pruning

Work carried out by a subcontractor

20th August 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Trim back a plum tree

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree trimming #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Large tree removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trim Pittosporum hedge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Remove Trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

remove tree

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree Pruning and Cutback


16th December 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Cut and remove tree

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Urgent Tree Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Urgent Work Start Tomorrow

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small tree removal


30th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Arborists in Porirua

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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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 ...

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Advanced Arb Limited

Joined June 2021

Advanced Arb Limited provide top quality Tree Care Services and Solutions across the wider Wellington region and Kapiti Coast. With over a decade of industry experience, we are equally as passionate as we are educated about Arboriculture. Our main objective is to consistently provide reliable results at affordable prices with guaranteed customer satisfaction!

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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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Country and Coast Construction

Joined September 2014

Developing relationships with clients and contractors in order to consistently produce quality work. We will go above and beyond to ensure competitive quotes and meet project deadlines with qualified tradesman. New builds, Renovations, Management and Commercial Contracting

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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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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

We do building/painting/plaster and landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We strive on going above and beyond for our clients. So please feel free to get in touch for any up coming project we can help you with thanks.

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Excel Property Services

Joined May 2021

Hi, we are your friendly local tradie team who pride ourselves on delivering exceptional results for our clients. We specialise in painting and decorating and general handyman jobs. We believe our commitment to communicating and working with the customer to achieve the desired result is the key to our success.

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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 ......

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City Works

Joined November 2017

Hi City Works specialize in residential landscape design and construction. We have a small team of skilled staff to complete your landscapin­g needs in profession­al manner. We love working outdoors. Build fences, retaining walls, driveways, dig' outs, pathways. Work to enhance your property install synthetic/artificial lawn, ready lawn, paving and tiling Can accommodat­e jobs both big a...

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Kapiti Hardscaping and Handyman Services ltd

Joined June 2019

We are a small Hardscaping and Handyman company, we specialize in landscaping and Hardscaping, fencing and deck construction. And general handyman services, we can help solve almost any problem around your house garden or lifestyle block

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Z White

Joined April 2016

Hi I have been in the industry for 30yrs I provide very reasonable free quotes. Work hard at keeping to our time frames. Honest and reliable. Have Public Liability Insurance.

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DK Contracting Ltd

Joined January 2019

Hi, I have been in the 'earthmoving business' for 15+ years. I've worked for a few large companies in the Wellington region, and have now started up my own company. Although the majority of my experience is with general earthworks, I have recently started up a company in forestry and logging as well. No job is too big or small, contact me for further information and a free quote. Regards...

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Ace Lawns lawn and garden services

Joined February 2020

'Claim back your weekends, let us take care of lawns and gardens' Ace Lawns is a small lawn and garden business that tailors our services to suit your needs. We offer regular and one off services and can work with your budget. Ace Lawns offers the following services - Lawn Mowing - Gardening - Hedge Trimming - Small to Medium Tree Trimming - Water Blasting - Section Clearing - P...

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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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Better Property Services

Joined July 2021

We are a locally owned and operated business providing a wide range of property services such as painting/plastering, building/renovations, roofing/spouting, lawn mowing/tree trimming etc.

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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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Josh Hazelhurst

Joined August 2019

Hi, we have been gardening for 3+ years and we have been collecting gardening waste, weed spraying, weed removal, water blasting, general laboring, lawn mowing, planting flowers, and gardening for even longer. We enjoy being outdoors and would be thrilled for the opportunity to improve your garden for you. We will make sure that we will provide you an outstanding service at a great price. $50.00...

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EJS plastering limited

Joined March 2020

Hi. We mainly specialise in interior plastering from commercial to residential. I have been plastering for 5-6 years.also do little jobs from time to time. Can work anywhere around the Wellington region,lower and upper hutt and up to waikanae.we pride ourselves on working hard and meeting deadlines for projects and we also provide competitive quotes.

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Dukes Digger & Earthworks Ltd

Joined October 2017

Specialising in Residential & Lifestyle blocks with small access. Excavators; 3.5T 3T & 1T Mini Digger Domestic and light commercial work. Site clearing and slab prep. Driveways; Gravel, Lime, Concrete or Asphalt. Drainage, soak pits, trenching Tree Removal - Chip & Mulch onsite General property clean up. Demolition Aggregate deliveries Chip & Mulch sales and delivery NO JOB TOO SMALL

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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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