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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Drive way asphalt or concrete & garage front sealing

Posted 4 hours ago

126m2 of the area to be asphalt or concrete

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Outdoor Concrete Repairs #2

Posted 5 hours ago

Hi There - we have just moved into a new house and we need some exterior concrete repairs - One of the parts is a major feature of the house so we want someone who can repair this and match it perfectly - Plus a few other small cracks and chips in the main stairway to the house - Photos attached.

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Concreting ROW, parking bay and paths

Posted 6 hours ago

Concrete ROW ... thick, includes swale to CP, no steel. Parking and paths- 38 m2 100 mm thick. Concrete all 25MPa 10 mm regular aggregate- to be exposed. No pumping. Base course is prepared and boxing done (mostly abuts other concrete or existing retaining walls). Currently skinned with GAP 20 aw final shaping and compacting. ROW falls to CP; ramp up to garage and down to parking bay. When I review chops out detail ROW 64 m2 at 150 mm plus parking etc 38 m2 at 100 mm. 100 m2 in total.

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Concrete slab for back yard

Posted 7 hours ago

I need a concrete slab laid for an area roughly 30 square meters. Will need a small storm water pit in the center that feeds into an existing cesspit near along side the slab or look at how to feed directly into the cesspit. Area in the picture to give an idea, will need to remove the pavers. Easy access to the area

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Concrete cutting and Stump Grinding (Carport area)

Posted 7 hours ago

Tree stump growing so carport area concrete 2 slabs cracked, needs grinding as its under the concrete, so remove concrete blocks and the after roots die, pour fresh concrete again on it to complete the drive. Must be level with the rest of the drive and matching as close as possible. Need to coordinate with tree stump grinding person, I have one, but if you have also ok to use your tradesman for stump work. can send pictures by email

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Rob Pinny

Posted 10 hours ago

drive way Tiles need re setting not all drive but parts as photo show

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Carol Bennett

Posted 10 hours ago

Quote required for permeable paving on front lawn

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Arrowtown driveway

Posted 11 hours ago

New vehicle entrance and driveway installed at our house in Arrowtown

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Asphalt drive and replace culvert

Posted 13 hours ago

Replace culvert with 18m of Culvert 300 Civil Boss Note allow cost to burrow under Gabions and concrete slab to install culvert. Approx 140m2 of driveway entrance asphalting 2x headwalls

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Large driveway requiring prep and asphalting.

Posted 16 hours ago

We have undertaken a renovation and need to add to our existing driveway. There are a few new areas, so we are considering patching or potentially going over the top of the old. The job requires: - removal of some of the existing asphalt (dumping onsite OK) - trimming existing asphalt edges where it has broken/cracked. - earth-moving to get the levels correct, I expect some product will need to be brought onsite.

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Driveway paving/concreting/asphalting

Posted 17 hours ago

Hi there, I'm looking for the most cost effective way of asphalting/concreting/paving my driveway and pathway (see attached - dashed area). I think the area would be around 30 m2. Please check it out and provide me with a quote together with the type of paving. Thanks,

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Kylie Pearce

Posted 1 day ago

Proposed new concrete area beside garage, an area of 45m2 approx. Will need to dig out topsoil and takeaway, bring in base course. Box up, supply and lay standard concrete 20mpa 10mm chip with 668 mesh in it (matching the existing driveway).

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Paved path re-level

Posted 1 day ago

The path is approx 1m x 5m made up of small paving blocks approx 250 x 250. Over time some pavers have moved and become loose and made the path uneven. Where the path has become uneven I would like this re-leveled. Access and availability anytime.

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Replacing driveway

Posted 1 day ago

Looking to get part of our driveway redone and slightly widened. The total area is around 10.3m x 2.5m. Would want all of concrete removed also.

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Fence pillar disposal

Posted 1 day ago

Collect and dispose of 10 fence pillars (brick with concrete infill. The pillars are intact but have been broken off at the basel and are laying on the ground. The dimensions are 1.8 x 0.3 x 0.3m. estimated weight is 350 kg each. The pillars are openly accessible from the street frontage (lying on the property boundary along the street frontage) and will require loading across/from the footpath.

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Finish paving job

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, my husband has paved this area but it needs sealing and concreting in ideally. Would like a quote for this work. Thanks Would also be good to know options for tidying up footpath!

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Paving

Posted 2 days ago

We have a section in our yard that needs pavers laid.

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Backyard cleaning

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, My backyard is a mess with weeds popping out in the pave/concrete gap and unwanted small trees and moss/dirt build up on the concrete slab. I wanted someone who can do big cleanup including concrete slab repaint or spray (to give the fresh new look again) and to maintain it regularly.

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Replace driveway

Posted 3 days ago

Removal of existing broken concrete driveway. Installation of new asphalt driveway. About 71m2. May require a drain and sump installed.

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Carport Permeable Paver

Posted 3 days ago

Job is to supply and install driveway Paver bricks ... for carport 8.4mx6.5 m . Base metal is already been done. Plz quote with reference to ...

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Recent concreting & paving reviews

With over 139,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Mary Street

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22nd July 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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repair and resurfacing of concrete path and steps

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22nd July 2019

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 4
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 4
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 4
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concrete slab for spa pool

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22nd July 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Favona Paving

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21st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

repair path

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16th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

CAROL BERRYMAN

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12th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete floor levelling

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11th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Driveway repair

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10th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Dalton Dean

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10th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

New Drive and Patio

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9th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

100mm concrete overlay on existing slab

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7th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

DRIVEWAY

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Concrete Driveway Repair - 6.2 sqm to replace


6th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

repair loose paving step

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3rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Paving Lavaud

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3rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Concrete driveway

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2nd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Concrete path work - Whitby

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Extend concrete path

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

driveway paving


30th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Concrete

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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