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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.

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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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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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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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We’ve mapped out five actionable steps to transform your landscaping dreams to life and add value to your property.

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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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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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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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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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Concrete pad #2

Posted 19 minutes ago

Place a concrete slab approximately 3m X 3m square

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Replace part of path #2

Posted 30 minutes ago

Hi, looking for a quote for: Breakout existing concrete (about 5m2) and remove from site Box and base course path compact Supply stones and place them We would also like a separate quote for polishing and resurfacing our concrete verandah. Serious interest only please - we would like this work done next month.

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Massey Rd

Posted 35 minutes ago

Roughly about 181sqm to concrete to take trucks

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Concrete pump

Posted 1 hour ago

Concrete pump for 2.5 cubic metres of 10mm pump grade aggregate is being delivered at 10am on 4th October. Monday. need concrete pump and operator

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Post needs to be concreted in for gate

Posted 1 hour ago

We have bought a farm gate for our drive. But we need a timber post concreted in. The existing steal pole is not strong enough and the gate sags down. It’s too heavy for me the pole.

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Replace tiled area with concrete

Posted 1 hour ago

The cobblestoned area we would like to replace with concrete. Area approx is 30m2 with an area of 12m2 we would like to be able to drive a vehicle on. We can remove the cobblestones beforehand and would like any willing professionals to do the prep and boxing out as well. Two specific areas of interest are a possible extension of an existing drain and a section of a sliding gate track that goes out into the cobblestones

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Outdoor concrete slab approx 40sqm for demolition +/- removal

Posted 3 hours ago

Outdoor concrete slab approx 40sqm for demolition +/- removal

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Concrete laying & paving required 5.8m x 3.1m backyard

Posted 4 hours ago

Hi there I am currently looking for a relible & experienced contractor who can help us with concrete laying & paving. In a nutshell, we are looking at extending tile floors from the swimming pool to the backyard. Please see photos attached. Approx size of desired concreted & tiled area is 5.8m x 3.1m. Don’t worry if you only do conrete laying as we have a tiler who can do the job. Cheers!

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New Driveway with drainage

Posted 5 hours ago

The existing driveway is gravel and getting washed away with the rain as there is no drainage. The app. area is 100m2 with a long narrow runway about 50m into an open area. Concrete would be an option.

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Atkins Driveway

Posted 5 hours ago

We are looking to concrete or asphalt our driveway. It's 160m long and I'm roughly looking at 550m2. It's currently metaled, we are on a hill, with good access for turning large trucks. Not in a massive hurry, so anytime before Christmas would suit.

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Paving slabs on lawn

Posted 5 hours ago

Paving slabs on lawn next to driveway to extend parking.Approx 1.7m x 5m.Also to replace scoria 0.6 width x 5m length on otherside of drive with paving slabs.

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Concrete Pad - Spa pool

Posted 6 hours ago

We need a concrete pad around 2.5 m x2.5 m for a spa pool. Will need to be completed by late October.

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Driveway dig-out

Posted 6 hours ago

I need someone to dig out a 23m x 3m wide driveway and fill it with metal (200m) and compact it to allow me to lay surepave pavers over the top. Who is interested?

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Vehicle Crossing

Posted 7 hours ago

Hi, I have had a driveway put in and need a vehicle crossing over the footpath put in.

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Concrete slab for workshop/garden shed

Posted 17 hours ago

Hi there. I’m looking for a concrete slab for a 4.2m x 3.38m utility shed. It will be 1m from the back and side boundaries of my rental properties backyard and will have the Duratuf Kiwi MK4b Workshop assembled on it. The shed will be electrically wired so will need to allow for ground access through the slab and will require a raised floor modification which instructions I will supply. The property is in Upper Hutt and is tenanted by my in-laws so a site visit can be arranged anytime....

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Concrete crack repair

Posted 19 hours ago

total 3 gaps/cracks between concrete blocks in the front of the house . one crack is L: 7.5 m, W : 1 cm one crack is : L : 4 m , W : 2 cm one crack is : L: 3 m, W : 2 cm

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Polished Concrete Slab

Posted 22 hours ago

I need a polished concrete slab in front of my BBQ. Dimensions 2700mm x 1000mm x 250mm. Will have to remove the deck in front of BBQ to ensure the polished concrete slab is level to the rest of the deck.

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New Drive Way

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for quote for new concrete driveway. Total site area 27m2. Based in Ponsonby.

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Concrete slab or paving for under a spa pool

Posted 1 day ago

Hi there, I am wanting to know if someone can do a concrete slab or paving 2.4mX2.4m on grass for a spa to fit on? Requiring as soon as possible. Cheers

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Concrete driveway

Posted 1 day ago

Need a quote do lay new driveway in half black 80sqm flat new build site

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Recent concreting & paving reviews

With over 204,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

garden path

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Lay garage slab

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete pad for Spa pool

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Driveway repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th September 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Concrete mowing strip and doorstep.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Greyfence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Parking pad


13th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Paving @ Balmacewen

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete approx 60metres of driveway

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

12th September 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lay concrete pad

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Driveway repair and resurfacing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove small concrete pad

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lay 6 Pavers for gate entry path

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete a parking slab.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gala Patio

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new concrete footpath

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tile adhesive glue removal

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th August 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor in a shed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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