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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Check out how homeowners like you are using Concrete layers on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Concreting

Posted 2 hours ago

Quote to concrete an area approximately 7m x 3m. Currently well covered with river stones over weed mat. The price will determine whether the work will go ahead.

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Tar seal a yard

Posted 3 hours ago

We are opening a new business and are looking to pave or tar seal a grass area. It will be used as a driveway for large trucks. Not sure the best way to accomplish this. If you are interested please let me know and we can meet on site and discuss the different options. Pictures of the area are attached.

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Concrete path

Posted 4 hours ago

We have removed an old path and dig down the clay base. Requiring someone to level and pave a new path. Approximately 12metres long.

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New Paving approx 8sq meters

Posted 4 hours ago

We need to extend a paved area outside our back door. It is approx 8 square meters following an established pattern using 45cm x 45cm concrete pavers and 20cm x 10cm concrete pavers. The turfed ground is flat, but will need to be dug down on the one side by approx 10 cm to make it level. (some sort of retaining element?maybe?). There is good vehicle access to the area if necessary. We are wanting to get the job done before winter as this area can become quite boggy and we want to avoid dogs tr...

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Simple paving 30sqm (firth ... )

Posted 5 hours ago

This job is in Hamilton Area excavated and prepared, very minimal cutting required Need someone to lay the the cobbles ASAP (Firth pavers ... )

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Concrete driveway

Posted 6 hours ago

Remove old driveway, replace and add more towards the double garage currently grass

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Backyard

Posted 7 hours ago

Fenced of area in backyard need concrete (not sure but about 2.5x2.5 area). Very very urgent job

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Keri Matsell

Posted 19 hours ago

Approx 30m2 of new concrete area. Currently dirt, so requires excavation and reinforce etc (Area where skip is in photo, skip has now gone)

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Low maintenance backyard pavement

Posted 20 hours ago

Asking for a quote to have our backyard pavement evened out change to a low maintenance version . It currently has old pavers that keeps having weeds that needs to be pulled out. Some areas are uneven. Maybe have it cemented? We would like to be able to entertain a small group of people at the back have some privacy but still able to hang our washing and plant a small veggie garden

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Concrete pad for garage/driveway

Posted 1 day ago

Lay pad for garage Extend pad to existing driveway

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Concrete paving

Posted 1 day ago

I need a small, roughly 15m2, area cleared of gravel, dirt and weeds, prepared and compacted then concreted. The area is at the end of the existing concrete driveway and between the sunroom and the boundary fence

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Slab for shed and shed put together

Posted 1 day ago

Just needing a concrete slab for a shed laid as well as our shed purchased from binning put together

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Ashby reno

Posted 1 day ago

Hi, we are in the final stage of finishing our hard landscaping, and discovered the brick wall is broken. 1 Repair brick fence (Note I will list this as seperate job now) 2 Lay two areas of concrete in parking area. 3 Lay concrete path from parking area to deck 4 Lay concrete entrance path 5 Make concrete patio

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Driveway repair Asphalt or cut out and replace with concrete strip

Posted 1 day ago

we have a driveway repair on a communal driveway. The driveway has some pot holes at the entry where the repairs are required. We would like to investigate cutting out a two metre wide strip and approximate 4 metres long x 100 mm in depth . This is to replace pot holes that need repair. Exposed aggregate would be a preferred finish. We would like it done prior to winter wet weather sets in

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Small asphalt repair

Posted 1 day ago

Pothole repair in asphalt driveway. I would like the pothole cut back to a square shape and repaired with fresh asphalt.

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MPI Security Fencing

Posted 1 day ago

I require a quote for concreting the areas (the pictures currently show the garden etc in place prior to their removal) following the installation of to have a 2m fence security fence built to meet MPI requirements. Approx 46 square meters. Time frame is with 4-6 weeks depending fencing and tree removal contractors work load

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Widen, extend length, replace existing driveway

Posted 1 day ago

Approx 150m2 area of proposed new driveway on flat site in Hamilton East. The existing driveway is asphalt in poor condition. We want the driveway widened for side by side parking and extended in length.

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Footpath repair

Posted 1 day ago

Remove and repair exposed aggregate (red/pink chip) footpath. Approximately 4 sqm.

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Planter boxes

Posted 1 day ago

Build two planter boxes 1300mm long x 1000mm wide by 700 mm high. Cast each box in one go and render outside.

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Broken concrete for crazy pathing

Posted 1 day ago

I’m looking for broken up concrete paths you may have from removing paths on other jobs so I can do crazy pathing at home. Happy to fit with your schedule to remove from your job.

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Recent concreting & paving reviews

With over 131,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Concrete Squares

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete driveway

Work carried out by a subcontractor

20th March 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

concrete pad for a spa

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clean backyard and form 3500x7450x150mm concrete slab

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

17th March 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Cut block wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

driveway to garage door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Driveway

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Jane Fennell

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Urgent Concrete Slab Crack repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 2
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Polish concrete hearth

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

14th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

spa pad

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

14th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Path repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th March 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Cut a door through a concrete wall in garage

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

14th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete repair and grate install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete Table Top and Bench Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paving repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Concrete driveway to road


12th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

concrete slab for a 10sq mtr shed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Glendon Driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cobble stones. Area is roughly 7 mt long. 1.2 wide in places. It is curved 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4
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