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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Concrete Driveway and Service Trench

Posted 4 hours ago

Project Tasks: 1. Strip existing driveway surface and shape 2. Construct sub-base 50mm sand / GAP20 3. Construct Conc Driveway 150mm 20Mpa conc / 665 mesh / 4m sawcuts [4.8m wide and 50m long] 4. Excavate utility trench and install 2 x 100mm ducts & 2x20mm mdpe water lines for future servicing [51m trench length] 5. Import 125mm of sandy topsoil and sow with grass seeds for berms (50sqm + 50sqm) I will be in Hamilton next week on Wednesday or Thursday so keen to meet at site to discu...

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Concrete slab

Posted 5 hours ago

Concrete slab to be done, approx 12x2m in Kawerau

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Driveway replacement

Posted 6 hours ago

We bought our house at the end of last year. The house had a settlement through EQC/our insurance company for replacing the concrete in the driveway which has now fallen into our heads. We would like someone who can talk us through this process/ give us some options for how to improve the area, we have the scope of work for the original claim, but it basically just gives the square meters amount of concrete to be ripped up and replaced. There is a lot of concrete and we don’t want to keep it al...

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Excavation, vehicle entrance, and car pads

Posted 6 hours ago

I have two adjoining flats that I want to give vehicle access and pads. The pad areas will need scraping back, new pads laid, and a slot access (as opposed to removing the footpath and forming an accessway). Consent has been issued, so once prepped, Council will need to inspect before pouring.

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Sealing new exposed aggregate driveway

Posted 7 hours ago

Hi, I'm keen on obtaining quotes to seal a new exposed aggregate driveway of 145m2. It is getting poured this weekend

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Resurface old cracked driveway

Posted 9 hours ago

Wanting a quote for a driveway is about 30msq, cracked and rough. The middle of the slab puddles so needs to be packed up before resurfacing. Material is already sorted, and need it done as soon as. Just need a skilled person to do it for the right price.

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Driveway placer for printed concrete

Posted 10 hours ago

Driveway placer for printed concrete

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Placing concrete

Posted 10 hours ago

To place concrete for a 45sm area all prep work has been completed looking for a good reliable person for on going work.

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Shed floor

Posted 13 hours ago

prepare and lay concrete floor in a 2.5 x7mtr shed no steel

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Common driveway replacement

Posted 14 hours ago

Lay concrete slab to replace a section of a common driveway that has cracked. Size of slab is ... . Pebble coat finish. We will arrange for the damaged area to be removed.

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Grass pavers and concrete

Posted 15 hours ago

I have small area infront of the house near the garage to be paved using concrete grass pavers (interlocking), roughly about 8-10 square metre Also, an are of approx 1 to 1.5 square metre to be installed exposed aggregate concrete. Additionally some landscaping work to do for the garden.

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Concrete slab for 2m by 2m spa pool

Posted 16 hours ago

At this stage just need a quote to install a concrete pad for a spa pool. First option is to use an path and fill in an existing garden area, between concrete path and house, 3,900mm by 1,240mm by 100mm deep. Existing path is 1185mm wide. Second option is to drop a 2.1m by 2.1m pad next to pathway. We are happy to dig out foundations and lay base course as required. Best to call me at m: ... Time frame - by end of August or early Sept 2020 Cheers David

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No concrete mesh

Posted 17 hours ago

4x4 concrete slab in back garden large crack opening up needs breaking up and replaced with new concrete can txt photos

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New sub division - Concrete work - Driveway and ROW

Posted 17 hours ago

New sub division of 4 houses. Need quote for driveway and ROW as per drawings . Need email address to send the drawings etc

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Asphalt repairs/ Pot holes

Posted 17 hours ago

Looking for a quote to repair approx 5 potholes in a large car park. Areas may need to be worked on after hours due to traffic

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50 Sq/m concrete deck area/parking

Posted 17 hours ago

50 sq/m concrete to be placed for an outdoor area/parking area. dig out, prep, reinforcing and concrete required. Looking at 2 tone with dark border.

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Driveway

Posted 18 hours ago

Hi needing a quote to get our driveway re concreted. Thanks

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Concrete foundation

Posted 1 day ago

Concrete foundation for transportable unit to be placed onto. Estimated measurement 13x3.5 meters. Depending on cost may also build wooden deck. Unsure about measurements. Can work this out with you. This work will be based on approval of council consent for the unit. Work isn't required immediately. At this stage would like quote please.

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Small driveway relaid

Posted 1 day ago

Driveway between two houses approx 10m (?) in length. Looking for someone to remove old concrete and relay a new path.

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Replace driveway

Posted 1 day ago

Our driveway has cracked over time due to trees etc. We are looking to replace it

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Recent concreting & paving reviews

With over 168,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Repair concrete steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Concreting


27th July 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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Concrete


25th July 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Small patching waterpipe burst so patching in x2 locations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2020

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 5
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 4
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 5
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 4

Spa pool hole #2

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Remove roughly 2 metres square of concrete


24th July 2020

Workmanship
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 2
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 5
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Concrete repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th July 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Parking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st July 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Reinstate concrete drive post Plumbing fix

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st July 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Repairs and part replacement of concrete paving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st July 2020

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 3
Communication
 4

new area to be Paved or Concrete

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5

patch sealed drive


20th July 2020

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 5
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 5
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Factory yard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Grind concrete to "ramp" a protruding edge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th July 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Concrete base

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Remove Concrete Veranda

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

16th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing grass driveway with concrete

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Refurbishing uneven paths

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fence Concrete Foundation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete for spa area and surrundings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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