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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Oak tree

Posted 3 years ago

The school has an old oak tree in front of the school on the main highway. It seems that this enormous oak might be rotten inside. We would like an arborist to come and check the tree and give the school a written report of your recommendations and the costs of that recommendation.

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Odds & Sods

Posted 2 years ago

A few different jobs need doing: a) 7 macrocarpas approx. 20m tall to be dropped. I'm wanting the wood for firewood so it needs to be sawn to size. Firewood doesn't need to be moved, but want clean up of branches etc. b) stump removal - 1 big stump approx. 1.5m high by 3.5m circumference. c) green waste removal - big pile of woody garden waste, tree branches etc. Pile is approx. 2m high, 5m long and 3m wide. Ideally same tradie can do all 3 jobs, but no problem if you can only d...

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Various trees need pruning and large hedge

Posted 4 months ago

We have one very large hedge that has grown quite tall and is starting to swallow the garage. We need some professional help to control it. We also have a number of tall trees in the garden that need to be cut back.

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Find Arborists in Waimate

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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DnB Landscapes services

Joined September 2019

Hi ive been sculptural landscaper for 6 years now with previous years experience in civil construction after the earthquakes i am very professional and work very hard to meet deadlines.At dnb Landscapes we pride ourselves in our very affordable prices and quality of workmanship. we are also one of the first landscaping companies in canterbury to offer a buy now pay later interest free service.

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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ArborPro Canterbury

Joined July 2013

We all love our trees - and although they are a beautiful addition to our homes, they can often become too large to handle. ARBORPRO are equipped with the tools and expertise to safely look after, remove or offer professional and friendly advice on your trees, shrubs and hedges.

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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Total trees limited

Joined April 2018

Professional and reliable team of arborist can tend to any of your tree related needs from removing large trees to pruning and trimming shrubs and bushes. There is no job to big or too small for our team to tackle. Call us now for No obligation free quote

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J & E Services Ltd

Joined July 2019

Hi, we have been in the earthworks, landscaping and building business for over 10 years. We cover all aspects of earthworks, landscaping, tree trimming and removal. No job to small, no job to big! We are a family business, offering a friendly and professional service. We provide free quotes, and we are always keen to meet on site to discuss anything you may require.

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Living Earth Landscapes Ltd

Joined March 2017

We have been offering a full Landscaping service for over 25 years, we do small and large projects in all aspects of Hard and Soft landscaping. Incorporating Consultations, Design plans, Earthworks, Construction, to Decks, Paving, Driveways, Lawns and Garden areas. We can do the project from start to finish, Our small team of Experienced Professionals will make it a top priority to meet customer...

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CJS Services NZ Limited

Joined August 2018

Hi, my name is Chris from CJS Services. I have a number of years experience carrying out work for residential and commercial clients. I pride myself on being friendly upfront and punctual. Feel free to contact me for a free no obligation quote. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks

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Drake Pacific Contracting

Joined November 2019

Drake Pacific Contracting specialises in remote access ground stabilization, anchoring and equipment repairs and service. We pride ourselves on craftsmanship and efficiencies.

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Sculptural Landscapes LTd

Joined January 2018

Sculptural Landscapes has been beautifying Canterbury yards for over 5 years now. We will take on anything from putting in a few grasses to entire lifestyle block landscaping and management. We work very hard to keep out clients happy. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget and time. If its outside we can manage your job to a high standard. If your looking...

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Ridge Landscapes Ltd

Joined April 2018

Hi, We are Ridge Landscapes, established in 2017, we are your complete landscape specialists. No job is to big or to small. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget to the highest quality

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proarb canterbury ltd

Joined September 2015

Hi there, Qualified arborist's, doesn't mean we are more expensive, its means a quality job done safely and proficiently with the correct equipment with no damage to surrounding asset's. I'v been a climbing Arborist in the tree industry for 15 years and are experienced in all aspects of the game, from planting and landscaping, small shrub, rose, and garden pruning to the largest confined remov...

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TH Building &Design

Joined June 2019

With over 15 years experience in the carpentry trade with a great range of experienced sub contractors I can get any project done on time and on budget and of course to the highest standard. Weather it be an new fence to a high end architectural home on the side of the hill .Alsoo have a range of earthmoving equipment available.

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Styx property care

Joined June 2016

All areas of soft and hard landscaping, no job too big or small. Property maintenance, residential and commercial mowing, all timber work, excavation and digger work. Revamp, Redo or New theres no job we can't do. If you need a landscaper, give us a call. We specialise is lawns and irrigation but love being given the opportunity to transform your outdoor area, no matter what's involved. Sty...

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TipRun

Joined August 2015

At TipRun we offer convenient and affordable Rubbish Removal Solutions. We provide a 'door-to-dump' service and take all kinds of junk including; furniture and appliances and household rubbish from $100, and recyclables & green waste from $80. We charge by volume, so you only pay for the space you take up, just show us what has to go and we'll do the rest!

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T&T Handyman Limited

Joined September 2015

Hi, we are a small handyman company just starting out in the central Christchurch area. We specialize in painting & decorating but can do almost any home maintenance or repair work needed from our lawn mowing and landscaping service to smaller jobs like easing sticky doors/windows. We offer free quotes so don't hesitate to call today!

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Robinwood Farms Ltd

Joined September 2015

We have been in the land clearing, site clearing , gardening, tree cutting and gutter cleaning out for 30 years. we specialize in cutting trees down and clearing sites, for development, as well as cutting trees down in existing sites. cleaning out guttering and general site tidy up. we have chain saws, ladders spades, forks, three large trailers two vehicles one...

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JBC Contracting

Joined August 2011

JBC Contracting is a small family owned business for all your mini digger work where the big boys cant get in around those small tight places. We will give you a free quote today 7 days a week just give us a call happy to visit with you and discuss your needs.

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Rock Tops

Joined March 2010

I own Rock Tops granite bench top company. I have 25 years experience in the building trade both here and 15 years as a project manager in New York. I have been dealing with architects and interior designers on multi million dollar projects in and around Manhattan and I bring that knowledge and experience to New Zealand.

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J D Building services Ltd

Joined July 2010

Hi, My name is Jesse Dale owner, project manager and your friendly onsite, all the step of the way friendly builder. First of all, througout my experience in the building industry, a good name is established through client satisfaction and a high standard of workmanship. Good communication is maintained throughout the job to ensure the client gets what they visualised and not what the builder did....

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