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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Whitney Street

Posted 10 hours ago

I require a quote for a replacement vehicle crossing, no steel required as it is for a single dwelling. Council approval has been granted. Address is 274 Whitney Street Blockhouse Bay

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Concrete Flashing Repair #2

Posted 11 hours ago

Concrete flashing repair for external doorway. Requirements: - Holes and decay from flashing are removed and repaired. - Two rusted bolts that side either side of the flashing are removed and replaced with new ones. Dimensions: 1300m x 80 mm x 190mm

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Concrete pile removal

Posted 12 hours ago

Concrete piles x 12 from old shed (up to estimated 250kg) to be taken away, or cut up and left on site

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Driveway

Posted 15 hours ago

Needing driveway concrete replaced

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Eliminate gap between house and concrete side walkway

Posted 18 hours ago

The gap between house and the side walkway is increasing which needs to be sealed tp prevent water ingress and possible deterioration of foundation. Currently, the seal around drain is deteriorated and we had to replace the leaky valve on the gas hot water cylinder which may have caused due to increasing gap. Would it be possible to conduct inspection and provide no obligation quote at your earliest convenience? House Address: 125 Golfland Drive Golfland Manukau 2013 Kind Regards...

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Caravan pad

Posted 21 hours ago

Need a concrete pad done for our caravan . I have done the retaining walls . But need it finished easy to get to right buy the road . 4meters buy 8 meters

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Concrete Slab Box and Pour

Posted 22 hours ago

I’m after a guy to box a simple 13 x 18 rectangle slab and supply and pour concrete. We can level it. To be done around September-October 2019. Would like the the perimeter (30cm) to be at least 20mm thick but the rest around 10-15mm thick. Cheers.

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Concrete Drive repair

Posted 1 day ago

I need a 3m wide drive to have two concrete cuts, 3m each, total of 6m. Remove the existing concrete 2.8m and replace with new concrete

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Concrete sawcut or coredrill for fence posts

Posted 1 day ago

Need quote for fence posts(12 holes) hole in a concrete driveway with approximately 10cm thickness Details: No. of post holes - 12 holes Post Dimension - 10cmx10cm Hole depth - 30-40cm Either concrete saw cut or core drill Thanks, Lisa

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Driveway Levelling and / or concreting

Posted 1 day ago

Existing Cobblestones on our driveway has moved and the driveway looks a bit of a mess. It needs to be levelled and relaid with Cobblestones or concreted.

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Path repair

Posted 1 day ago

Concrete repair on path after part of it was dug up to put a drainage pipe in due to installment of a swimming pool 575 wide by 4320 long mm. If you require a photo please email me and I can forward one. Path is down the left side of house heading towards the cloth line at the back of house.

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Wife wants a sealed driveway

Posted 2 days 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 lay 25mm of asphalt. We are also open to ideas.

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Drive repairs

Posted 2 days ago

Asphalt replaced to approx 10m square driveway crossing

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Trowel small concrete pad and expose aggregate over trench repair

Posted 2 days ago

We are pouring small concrete pad this Saturday morning. It’s 1300x 2000 and we want someone to trowel finish it. We’re also want someone to do exposed aggregate finish of driveway repair 3000x 450 at the same time

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Concrete Pool Surround and Outdoor Areas

Posted 2 days ago

I would like to replace approximately 120 square metres of old red brick pool surround and paths with concrete. The pool is currently being renovated and will have new coping stones installed. I would also like four concrete steps from the outdoor area down to the pool. This area would need to be leveled before the steps were poured.

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Roger Wagner

Posted 2 days ago

We are looking for a cost effective solution, to upgrade the existing gravel driveway.... tar seal, concrete, pavers... The driveway is approx 200m in length (see Google Earth). There is no rush... perhaps wait until we are past winter.

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Driveway resurfacing asphalt

Posted 2 days ago

Remove shrubs on right side of drive and resurface driveway with asphalt

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Kerb repair

Posted 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days ago

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

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Recent concreting & paving reviews

With over 135,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Need concrete pathway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Asphalting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete Pile Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Basement Excavate and Lay Concrete Slab

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage Floor Crack repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Driveway and ROW Concrete Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Phil's driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete entrance repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Concrete slab

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Patio Floor Concrete

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

13th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Storage area floor #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tian Concreting


12th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Labourer Only Needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rain Proofing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

WairikiConcrete

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Driveway repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Claire Street Driveway Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

wall repair quentin ave

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Small concrete retaining walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4
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