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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 cutting

Posted 15 minutes ago

4m of cutting Cut and that’s it

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Concrete driveway

Posted 9 hours ago

147m2 of concrete driveway on appropriate subbase over 4m clay geology, gently sloping site of approx 5 degrees with 1m fall over 15m approach to a garage and flat parking area

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Making driveway

Posted 11 hours ago

Make drive way building and concrete

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Limestone gravel drive

Posted 13 hours ago

Am wanting drive reshaped so rainwater doesn't make channels & wash it downhill + dig decent drain up one side

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Filling Potholes in Tar Sealed Driveway

Posted 14 hours ago

I'm looking for quotes to repair/fill 5 holes in the tar sealed driveway in our church in Remuera

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Laing Path cutting

Posted 14 hours ago

We need three cuts made on a path. There is a curve in our path we want cut away which is about a 3m straight line. Also two cuts across the path to make a trench. The path is about 1m wide from the garage to lawn. The path

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Holes

Posted 15 hours ago

2 m2 * 50 deep hot mix / asphalt to cover postholes in an existing driveway. Four posts each one about half a square metre ... . The holes were dug for concrete footing for two canopies, they now did to be filled in to match the existing driveway

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Drain laid in front of garage and small area of concrete replaced

Posted 16 hours ago

channel drain laid into new concrete infront of garage - so price would be including the new concrete .

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Repair to outside steps

Posted 19 hours ago

Brojken pieces and small caracks in outside steps 4 steps in total

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Concreting an area approx 5 x 4m

Posted 21 hours ago

We have had water runoff problems in front of our house so are reconcreting to direct the water away from the house. Digging of site already done and boxing can also be organised so just a matter of concreting the site.

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100 m2 concrete laid . Flat surface

Posted 22 hours ago

driveway concrete laid 100 m2

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14m2 Exposed Aggregate

Posted 23 hours ago

14m2 extension to existing exposed aggregate driveway to create a boat parking area. Existing is 1/2 Black 100mm thick. Will need digging out, boxing etc but happy to do some of that work if needed.

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Shed pad

Posted 1 day ago

Hi, looking for a quote to place an un-attached concrete pad inside an existing timber pole lean to shed for hay and firewood storage. The shed is 9 x 6 metres, split into 3 bays. Require 100mm thick pad, with mesh in 1 bay and polythene sheet under all bays. The site will require some fill once boxed, which I can arrange if required.

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Cut Concrete hole 50cm x 50cm

Posted 1 day ago

Cut Concrete hole 50cm x 50cm in a couple of locations for soil testing by structural engineers. Fill back in after job is complete. Hopefully photos are clear as to type of concrete.

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New parking pad

Posted 1 day ago

I want to convert my front garden and existing concrete pad to a complete concrete pad. The area is @ 91m2

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Tyler's Driveway

Posted 1 day ago

Asphalting our rural driveway entrance. We would like this as soon as possible

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Metlifecare - Boxing and Concreting

Posted 1 day ago

Concrete placer required urgently to box and place concrete for lift shaft, place paths and lay kerb blocks

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Concrete

Posted 1 day ago

Need to lay some concrete on the back lawn. Preferably side by side with the current garage. As per drawing on photo attached.

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Concrete Small Area in Back Garden

Posted 1 day ago

Want to concrete over existing garden bed up to house to match existing back garden pathway. The size is approximately 1m x 4.7m looking at getting it done possibly before end of year.

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Paving stones replace

Posted 1 day ago

Hi , I'd like a quote to replace at least two 500 x 500 paving stones. Also some advice when you visit. Two are very broken, but I expect the ones immediately around them may also need replacing? I'm not interested in re-doing the whole patio at this stage, just on making it safe. Our home is in Cashmere. Thanks

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Recent concreting & paving reviews

With over 149,000 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 grouting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete basement floor removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Driveway ALM

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Concrete Driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Parking pad

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Magnoliao crossing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Grading and fixing drainage issue of driveway

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Repair broken entrance wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

concrete pad

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete driveway, car park & footpah

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Driveway extension

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

4th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

8m run off drain to be installed, concrete to be filled, easement corrected

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dodson Valley Road

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete or paving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Driveway removal and disposal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chimney removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paula Hardham

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Parking space sorted

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Grind down raised lip of driveway to prevent cars scraping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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