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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Redo our drive with top coat. We have 18 10 litre buckets left?

Posted 18 minutes ago

A quote to redo the drive with Top Coat. It is a big drive around the house look up Austin Heights

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Retaining Wall -Fix

Posted 2 hours ago

Hi, we recently had some plumbing work done be a retaining wall. At the front of our house.As a result of the water damage and the plumbing work, the wall has been damaged ie it has a large crack which needs filling and repairing. The wall is concrete.

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Driveway repairs for electric gate

Posted 2 hours ago

We are installing some electric gates and want to repair the driveway somewhat to make it look a lot nicer, but also function so the gates can open and close over the uneven surface. We are looking for some cost effective options to repair A portion of the driveway (Outlined)

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Entranceway

Posted 3 hours ago

I have a piece of garden next to our entranceway. Would like it paved to to make it low maintenance. Also some matching work around the pond.

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Removal of old concrete driveway

Posted 4 hours ago

Removal of old concrete driveway approx 39.5m2 as per area highlighted in yellow as on photo attached.

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Replace deck with concrete

Posted 4 hours ago

Hi. We would like to have an approximately 20sqM deck removed and the area replaced with concrete. We will also need stairs with a small landing from french doors (prefer wood, possibly kwila). We are interested in getting the job quoted with the deck removal and without. We intend to retain the bulk of the wood. Area under deck appears to be broken concrete. Some other concrete removal will be necessary.

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Pouring pad #2

Posted 7 hours ago

place 7.2x3.6 pad for shed.

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Outdoor Paving Re grouting / Maintenance

Posted 7 hours ago

Hi there, We are needing our outdoor tiles cleaned and re grouted. Am looking at getting a quote this Monday -Wednesday this week.

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Concrete cutting

Posted 7 hours ago

I need four approx ... holes cut in a concrete slab to place posts for a Car port

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Concrete Hearth to be removed

Posted 8 hours ago

Concrete fireplace hearth needs to be removed and filled/smoothed off in preparation for carpet to be laid. Must be done by Saturday 13 Feb 2021.

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Concrete Paths

Posted 10 hours ago

Excavate top soil and dispose, source, lay and compact gap, then form and lay concrete path. Minor gradient on larger southern path with some slopping required for drainage. Includes some shaping of water flow for outdoor shower (vitex step will be removed first). Edge of path timber edge so small 20 - 30 cm garden bed along black fence can be planted and also assist run off. Front path and southern side path (largest) has small digger access - ideally use ply or matts to protect lawn and drive...

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Loose metal laid on driveway

Posted 11 hours ago

My house is going on the market so I require the driveway and parking area re done with loose metal. It is currently very patchy with weed sprayed weeds throughout I am happy to help where needed to keep costs down etc. Dont need anyone to help take into place, just to dump the metal. Looking for this to be completed mid February if possible please. Thanks

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Hotmixs job #2

Posted 11 hours ago

Needing to lay hotmixs between the new footpath and driveway. It's all ready to been prepared to lay the hotmixs down. It's 4m Lx1.6m w. 85 Worcester Ashhurst Palmerston north

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Concrete removal and lay new concrete path and 2 slabs

Posted 23 hours ago

I need the old broken concrete path and small patio removed , and some of the lawn. Then I need new boxing and new concrete slabs x 2. One slab 4mx4 m and 8x4 approximately. The last photo is the kind of patio I want

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Concrete slab for spa pool

Posted 23 hours ago

Hi There, we need a concrete slab for a swim spa. Spa is 5.9m x 2.25m and needs to be 150 thick with steel reinforcing. Ground will need some leveling. Thanks Spa pool arrives in the country mid to late Feb 2021.

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Mowing Strip

Posted 23 hours ago

Hello. We'd like a mowing strip placed around the edge of our garden/ lawn - level with the grass edge. The distance is roughly 70-80 metres. Ideally we'd like smooth concrete, but we'd happily consider paving stones too (if they're not red!). The area is fairly tidy, and wouldn't require too much digging out.

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Lifting Tiles

Posted 23 hours ago

Our Driveway tiles at the entrance way near the gate there are a few starting to lift. It started with one tile now there are quite a few. Need to stop the rattling and to continue to rest to stop coming loose. Happy to send photos if needed

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New exposed driveway and patios

Posted 1 day ago

Need someone to do my exposed color driveway and patio. Around 110 sqm roughly.... Budget around ...

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35 m2 new exposed aggregate needed

Posted 1 day ago

Remove lawn and then new concrete. First photo of lawn shows where concrete is to go (lawn area only). Second photo just shows access. Quite steep but not too bad. After quote. Quality job and people required.

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Concrete front yard

Posted 1 day ago

Can I please get a free no obligation quote for a concrete front yard. Thanks

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Recent concreting & paving reviews

With over 184,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

basement slab

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 2

Slab for Garden Shed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

Exposed Concrete

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Re plaster/ mortar garage entry


14th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Spa pool concrete pad.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shed entrance ramp

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Workshop Floor slab

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove and Replace Broken Concrete on drive

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 2
Schedule
 2
Communication
 2

landscaping

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

Concrete path and clothesline removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

8th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair to driveway kerb & channel

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paving for front paths

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small concrete ramp

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Path

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

6th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Patio

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Bare section - need driveway access for construction

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace pavers with concrete

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Either gravel or Tarmac to top of driveway

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete a grassed area and put in a drain in front of garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4
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