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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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Paving

Posted 2 hours ago

Rear patio, curved, currently brick, approx 5x5metres, plus a strip in back yard 6 m x1metre. Not high spec, it’s for an older home, just want tidy, safe and pleasant looking paving installed. Need advice on style, size and colour so someone with good landscaping eye please.

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Willowhaven #2

Posted 4 hours ago

Repair and install a new driveway.

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Caravan Pad

Posted 18 hours ago

Interested in a quote to remove grass and lay a concrete pad for the use of a car or caravan. Pad area 5.5m x 3m

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Pathway repair

Posted 18 hours ago

We need the cracks in our pathway repaired.

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Concrete path for extension

Posted 21 hours ago

Extending our home we need a new concrete path, beginning at the front entrance the path will go around the house. We are looking for exposed concrete with connections to the drain, as well as the removal of the old concrete.

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Burke Family

Posted 1 day ago

107m2 exposed concrete driveway and path 1/2 black colour

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Concrete slab removal

Posted 1 day ago

Small concrete slab needs to be broken up and removed from garden. The area is up about 15 steps. Concrete is approx 10 metres square and 10 cm thick. You will need to bring your own tools and whatever you need to carry it to the road.

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Driveway repair concreting job

Posted 1 day ago

After a leak under the driveway, I now need to get someone to repair the broken concrete (being careful of the new plumbing pipes!)and also extend it onto the grass to make a turning bay for cars. Thanks

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Paving path

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for someone to pave our path. In addition, we’re after some ideas about which pavers to select, what pattern would be used and whether drainage needs to be done. Path is about 7m x 1.2m, plus a interesting section that branches off... see photos.

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Fix Cobblestones Driveway

Posted 2 days ago

Truck damaged driveway. See attached images. Want fixed.

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Concrete footpath

Posted 1 day ago

Concrete footpath around the new built house and walkway to the road from backyard including some stairs

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Driveway

Posted 2 days ago

Place and finish 4m x 10m x0.100 m driveway. Area prepared and boxed ready to go

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Courtyard and Deck Cleaning

Posted 2 days ago

We want the paving in the Courtyard on the Glade Lane side of the house cleaned, and parts of the deck on both sides of the house.

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Concrete or front yard

Posted 2 days ago

Most of the prep has been done, need a bit more gap 40 laid only about 8 sqm and which we can source) and the reinforcing laid (which we can also source at our pricing). In fact we might be able to source all materials depending on how you price it with your mark up. Then, just need to box and pour and do what you gotta do on about 25 square metres. Should only be a 1 day job, if that. Photos to follow as not available at the time of posting job.

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Gentle Sloping Footpath

Posted 2 days ago

A new footpath needs to be built so that our disabled dog can walk up a hill to the house.

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2 x Smallish concrete slabs (reinforced) for a water tank & Garden Shed

Posted 2 days ago

We need to get 2 x Smallish level concrete slabs (needs to be reinforced) one for a water tank and other for a Garden Shed. Water tank Dimensions are: The Water tank is 1000mm wide so a slab width of 1200mm would be ideal. The length of the tank is 2700mm so a slab length of 3200mm would be ideal. Shed Dimensions are: The Shed is 2550mm wide so a slab width of 2950mm would be ideal. The Shed is 3050mm long so a slab length of 3200mm would be ideal.

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Basement sub floor redone/ fixed and smoothed

Posted 2 days ago

Hi Our downstairs is L-shaped 3x 6m 2.5x3.m approx. it was damaged by a floor and needs to be repaired and smoothed our so we can tile it. Please see photos attached.

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Panama Rd - fill holes in concrete to a safe standard (nothing to flash)

Posted 3 days ago

Hi, I am a property manager and this landlord would like a quote to fill these holes in the concrete, so there are no further health & safety issues. As best as practical, nothing too flash please. This section is not used as a driveway, its the washing line area which we are fencing in. (ignore expected cost entered - I have no idea what to expect) Thanks stacey

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Jack

Posted 3 days ago

subdivision 100mm private driveway and 150mm common driveway

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George's Drive driveway

Posted 3 days ago

Replace & tidy about 12sq mts of incoming slightly angled 20deg, drive from footpath in the next week

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Recent concreting & paving reviews

With over 144,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Exposed aggregate path

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Driveway concreting or paving

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15th September 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Plain concrete pouring on walkway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Remedial concrete driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Craig Tomlinson #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Moa-man Whanau Carpark Update

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Concrete patio/utility area


11th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 4

Concrete Pool Surround and Outdoor Areas

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Driveway & Parking Area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Concrete path

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Driveway Paving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 4
Communication
 5

Concrete pad/driveway

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
Communication
 4

Foundation crack repair (minor job)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Driveway Repair


7th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Lorraine morahan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Section to concrete

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Repair Concrete driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Viridian - Concrete Alleyway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete Driveway Entrance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace paving stones

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3
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