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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kerb repair

Posted 8 hours ago

remove damaged concrete and lay new concrete in it's place but in a way that does not leave a raised kerb that can get caught by a fork lift truck fork and get broken off. Needs to be a stronger mix of concrete with some re-inforcing drilled into each side of the repair.

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Lay Paving stones in courtyard

Posted 14 hours ago

Hi, I need a quote to lay 500 x 500 sq pavers on sand and basecourse to an area 5m x 3.5m. Grouted with Pavelite weed resistant cementitous grout. I am open to other recommendations. Pavers need to be at least 45mm thick. I am flexible with 500 sq or 450mm sq pavers, as long as the area is close to the 5m x 3.5m coverage. This is for a townhouse backyard that currently has soft weeds and bark at the courtyard. Limited parking and access through garage only.

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Old Garage wall/footings to be removed

Posted 14 hours ago

We have removed our old garage and need the footings and nib wall cut and debris taken off site.

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Wife wants a sealed driveway

Posted 15 hours ago

We are wanting quotes for a sealed driveway. Please provide a “ball park figure” for quote if you genuinely want us to contact you. We are thinking asphalt as we have been told it’s cheaper. We would want a storm water sump with outlet connected to existing storm water. The job would consist of removing and replacing existing boxed edges, dig out/supply and prepare new base as required and supply and Kay 25mm of asphalt. We are also open to ideas.

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Arch Hill Concreting

Posted 16 hours ago

Off street car pad approx 3.3 sq.M x 1 Short path 2.3 sq.M x 1 Feature 1.8 sqM x 3 Exposed pebble finish all parts. Labour only or inclusive of materials. Owner available as labour.

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Driveway / Paths Prep

Posted 1 day ago

Need price on prepping driveway and paths around new build house to get it ready for concrete Areas need building up in places and contouring to correct falls.

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Gas bottle concrete pad

Posted 1 day ago

I need a small concrete pad to place two 45kg gas bottles on.

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Concrete front entrace step

Posted 1 day ago

Require a concrete step built onto tiles to enter and exit front door safely approximately 95cm x 124 x 15.

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Repair concrete driveway & around water meter box

Posted 1 day ago

Reconcrete with agreggate 1mx1m hole next to water meter box that was dug out to repair water pipes in aggregate concrete driveway. Also repair around water meter box.

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Steve

Posted 1 day ago

Hi need a quote for a box and pour a slab for a new garage with brick cladding and the box and pour a driveway aswell.

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Box and Prep concrete area

Posted 1 day ago

I need a 6m² area prepared for a concrete pour. It is prep only, not the pour. Work involves, strip topsoil for the 6m² area to 150mm deep, Place and compact ap20, drill and chem set 5 starter bars, put 2.9m timber shutter down one side (other three sides have concrete drive and asphalt footpath to form the concrete). Place steel mesh over area.

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Paving/concreting

Posted 1 day ago

Laying four squares of pavers in front of garage. Each square will be 12 pavers by 12 pavers and completely filled with pavers and if possible to put concrete strips in between each of the paved squares. Also to continue paved pathway to the end of the house with pavers, pathway is 5 pavers wide. Have all the pavers, able to supply concrete if needed and able to give assistance if needed. All stones will be removed for start of job. Not worried if the job takes 1-2 weeks to complete

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Replacement concrete driveway

Posted 1 day ago

I have new drainage being installed that requires the partial removal of the drive. This will be done by the plumbing company. I require removal of the remaining drive (pavers set in to concrete) and replacement with a concrete slab. the approx size is 4m x 12m, and butts up to a retaining wall. Ideally i would like the work completed w/c 27 May

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Vehicle crossing widening #2

Posted 1 day ago

Vehicle Crossing We want to widen a current vehicle crossing. It will only require one end to be extended. Refer to pictures. The neighbours driveway is on the left of the photo, and the area of grass immediately to the right of the neighbours driveway is where I want ours to be. The area to concrete is approx 15-20 sq metres, roughly about 3 cubic metres of concrete. I am quite handy and am willing to help out with the pour. I can take care of most of the excavation and prep also. I w...

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Repair

Posted 1 day ago

Will have 100mm wide channels cut along cracks in dairy yard. Approximately 60 meters in length to fill with concrete and would like some sort of reo in channel for strength. Looking for someone to do reo and supply and lay concrete. Job is in Wharepuhunga,20 minutes Te Awamutu 30 minutes otorohanga.

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Garden Paver/ Paving

Posted 1 day ago

We are looking for an affordable quote on pavers, concrete or even asphalt installed in our front lawn so we can use it as extra parking during winter.

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Falcons Landing #3

Posted 1 day ago

Need boxing put to height been started and heights wrong has been dugout and some metal in it.

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Small concrete driveway

Posted 2 days ago

We need a small concrete driveway to park our car. It will be on the side of our house and should be about 4 to 5 metres long and about 3metres wide. We may have a gate installed beforehand. Please see photo attached for the area to concrete. Ground is a bit unlevel but we can get it leveled beforehand.

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Driveway re-concrete

Posted 2 days ago

Existing driveway is breaking up, large holes and some steel rods showing through. Looking for the most cost - effective option to sort it out and reseal

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Concrete placing

Posted 2 days ago

Need a square metre rate to pour and broom finish 1900 square meters of 175mm thick concrete. Poured in 5 pours. 3 large pours of around 600 squares. 2 smaller pours. Place and finish only

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Asphalting

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18th May 2019

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Concrete Pile Repair

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18th May 2019

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Garage Floor Crack repair

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15th May 2019

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Driveway and ROW Concrete Repairs

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15th May 2019

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Driveway

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15th May 2019

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Phil's driveway

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15th May 2019

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Concrete entrance repair

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15th May 2019

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Concrete slab

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14th May 2019

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Patio Floor Concrete

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

13th May 2019

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 5
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Storage area floor #2

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12th May 2019

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Tian Concreting


12th May 2019

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Labourer Only Needed

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9th May 2019

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 5
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Rain Proofing

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9th May 2019

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 5
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WairikiConcrete

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8th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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Driveway repair

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8th May 2019

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 5
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Claire Street Driveway Replacement

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7th May 2019

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wall repair quentin ave

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6th May 2019

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Small concrete retaining walls

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3rd May 2019

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 5
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 5
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Paving repair

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3rd May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Concrete driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 4
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