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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering concreting & paving related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

3 Home Renovation Ideas That are Cheaper in Summer

Posted 15/10/13

Longer daylight hours and dryer, warmer weather makes Spring and Summer the best time of the year to tackle most renovation and maintenance jobs around the house. We discuss three projects that are cheaper during these months... 3 home renovation ideas for summer which save you money Drive

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Labourers & Hammerhands - What They Do

Posted 05/11/10

Labourers and hammerhands work supporting qualified or skilled tradespeople on construction sites. They are found in all areas of construction, from residential housing, commercial sites, tunnels and highways to demolition jobs... A good labourer or hammerhand will have physical strength, goo

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Creative Driveway Ideas - Choosing the Right Materials & Beautification

Posted 29/04/13

If you've not made a list of driveway ideas, relax. The driveway is often overlooked as a functional slab of concrete or asphalt tasked with transporting your car from the street to the garage. But first impressions count and the exterior of your home is what people initially notice when visiting.

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Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in New Zealand Homes

Posted 13/05/15

One of the most popular selling points of a kiwi home is the indoor/outdoor flow. Whether you’re thinking of selling or just want to realise the potential of your home and the plot it stands on, considering indoor outdoor flow is important... Indoor outdoor flow The secret to unlocking the

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Swimming Pool Installers - What do They do?

Posted 05/11/10

A swimming pool specialist is a tradesperson skilled in the installation, maintenance, repair and removal of swimming pools. Swimming Pool Installers Swimming pools come in many different shapes and sizes, and can often be tailored to a specific location and area. A swimming pool c

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Concrete Layers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A concrete layer is a tradesperson who makes many different types of structures out of cement. They'll pour, smooth, finish and colour concrete with special tools and techniques. Some concrete layers will supervise at job sites to make sure that a quality job is done. The first thing a concrete l

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Piling and Foundation Contractors - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A foundation or piling contractor is a tradesperson skilled in the development of  foundations of a building. The house foundations are the system on which the home sits. Sometimes the house foundation rests upon the footings and supports the floor system - as with conventional foundation walls.

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Paving Contractors - What do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A paving contractor is a company that constructs paved surfaces such as roads, sidewalks, concrete floors. Many paving companies specialise in either residential or commercial work, though some may perform both types depending on the scope of the project and the equipment required. When hi

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Latest concreting & paving case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Navigating Wet Lawns - One Family's Solution

Hiring Jared, from Firth Landscapes, for a few days work was the ideal solution to put an end to one family's soggy lawn crossings this winter...... The Job Liz needed a garden path extended. One already existed, but it stopped short of the lawn, which meant that every time anyone in her family went to the washing line, or woodshed, they had a stretch of often wet and muddy lawn to cross. Liz had the pavers to match her existing path, she had made the plan and measured up exactly where the path would go, all she needed was to find a willing tradie. The Solution It was during this search that she came across builderscrack.co.nz. She immediately liked the way only tradies interested in doing the job were presented to the homeowner. For Liz, who works full time, it meant she could cut out the time-consuming step of “cold-calling” tradies to see if they were even interested in her job. She decided to give this new way of finding a tradie ago, she posted her job, added

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Brick laying over existing path #2

Posted 1 hour ago

Laying old style chimney style bricks over existing path at the front of my house. I already have some bricks taken from the old chimney but will have to buy more , if you have access to more then that's even better. Will need to use sand as I am wanting to prevent weeds that are making their way up through the existing path . Wouldn't think it would take too much work ... Looking to spend up to $500 plus cost of bricks. See the attached photos .

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Urgent asphalting a driveway crossing, about 10m2

Posted 9 hours ago

Asphalting a driveway crossing, about 10m2 in St Albans after a new concrete driveway has been poured. Will require cutting existing asphalt back, some backfill but not much.

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Driveway - concrete patch (4.5m x 3.5m x 0.1m)

Posted 19 hours ago

Hi, I'm looking to concrete part of my drive, either side of where an automated gate will go. The area is 4.5m x 3.5m. The depth is around 100mm. Being a driveway, I'd like to use high strength concrete and steel mesh. The job also includes concreting two metal posts into position. The posts are ready and the holes are dug (but may need cleaning out). The timeframe is ideally the next couple of weeks. It's the next step I need to do before getting the gate installed. The attached im...

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Cutting/drilling of 100mm round hole through concrete block wall.

Posted 19 hours ago

Hi, we require a 95 or 100mm diameter hole to be cut/drilled through an existing concrete block wall next to our house. The wall is standard concrete block, approx 200mm thick blocks, concrete filled. The hole needs to go through the third row of blocks down from the top, which is approx 2.7m off the ground on the low side, in a concreted alcove next to the house. There is approx 960mm clearance in there, and although there is some junk in the picture and wire mesh above, I can clear this and...

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Concrete area to park car, concrete/pave area for path and fold down clothesline

Posted 20 hours ago

Concrete lawn area approx 8 x 3 metres for carparking. Concrete or pave area approximately 6 x 2 metres for fold down clothesline.

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Relay concrete area

Posted 23 hours ago

Approximately 35 sq metres of concrete outdoor area that needs to be replaced. Area is on the side of a house with easy access.

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Concrete steps and pathway

Posted 1 day ago

Hi Guys, Just looking for someone to make 3 concrete steps and pathway. Can offer future jobs too if good price. Dimensions for steps 3x1000-1200x300mm and 185-200mm high. Dimensions for pathway 9mx1800mm 2400x900mm 10mx900mm 80-100 mm high concrete. Cheers

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Paving with concrete base, approx 16m2

Posted 1 day ago

Got a flat patch in the back of my place, currently it's a grass area. Would like to put a spa on it, so concrete base with paving stones would be good. The patch is fairly easy to access through a pathway (15m from road).

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Replacing grass driveway with concrete

Posted 1 day ago

Currently have a section of grass adjacent to my driveway which I would like to become an extension to my driveway through the removal of the grass and replacing with concrete. Images of size below. It requires to be dug up, prepared and then concreted to a good finish. There are two man holes on the area which will have to be worked around. Doing the full job would be ideal but I can do preparation if required so that separate digging and concreting operations can take place.

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Lay Concrete

Posted 1 day ago

Hi, I am wanting a quote to lay some concrete behind my garage and a pad and pathway please

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Driveway removal and replacement

Posted 1 day ago

We need an old driveway removed and a new asphalt or concrete (price dependent ) laid. Size approx 20sqm

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Seymour #2

Posted 1 day ago

Would like this area concreted

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Concrete pad removal.

Posted 1 day ago

Removal of a concrete slab, approx Size 34sqm.

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Concrete base for picket wall

Posted 1 day ago

A 10 metre long concrete base approx 40 high is wanted, labour only for our picket fence.

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Concrete spa pad

Posted 1 day ago

3 x 3.6m pad needs boxing (we have the wood) and prepping for concrete and laying it. Photo to give a rough idea Unsure of costs just looking for some quotes

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Concrete repair

Posted 1 day ago

Require repair to small concrete area as per images, possibly lay decking. Open to ideas.

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Concrete Patio for Spa/Courtyard

Posted 1 day ago

We are looking at having a concrete patio poured at the back of our house to accomodate a spa. Dimensions would be 3m x 8.7m = 26.1m2   This would be adding to existing concrete and site access would be through a large gate that would fit a standard vehicle.   We would be looking at putting a 1100 litre spa on top of the concrete so would need it to be deep enough to cope with the load.

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Paving repair

Posted 1 day ago

We have approx 36 pavers (... ) around one side of our fiberglass pool that cantilever into a garden. They are grouted in place already but need to have concrete put under the garden edge to support them better.

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Small concrete cutting job

Posted 1 day ago

Water pools on concrete against back of house as shown in pictures. Wanting concrete cut to drain water away from house to a gully/garden area. Concrete pad is 3m wide. Possibly want 2 or 3 cuts but will take advice. Would like it done this week if possible.

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Driveway

Posted 1 day ago

Removal of concrete and prep area for asphalt and then asphalt. Area is 100m2. Needing done ASAP. Skinny driveway. First part of driveway has been done now need to do back part.

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Recent concreting & paving reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

PAVING JOB

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22nd May 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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Dig and concrete a basement floor

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21st May 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Concrete slab to be removed

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20th May 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Sidewalk

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18th May 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Avondale Union Parish

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18th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Drive Concrete Repair

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13th May 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Concrete slab to be laid


12th May 2020

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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 5

Extension to slab

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Remove small concrete slab/pathway


8th May 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5

Small patch of concrete to remove please - quote needed

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3rd May 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Small drilling job

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3rd May 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Asphalt repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd May 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Garden paving

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28th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Concrete steps resurfacing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th April 2020

Workmanship
 4
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 5
Schedule
 3
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 4

Lay a concrete pad for a water tank

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Small channel cut into concrete floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2020

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Concrete spa pad

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Footpath repair / levelling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2020

Workmanship
 4
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Concrete driveway extension plus paths

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Curb crossing construction

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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