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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kenneth Gillies way

Posted 1 hour ago

Strip approx 75sq mts chip seal repair sub base and reseal

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Paved pathway

Posted 1 hour ago

Paver pathway Pavers on site. Need this done as soon as possible.

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Help-removing washing line and replacing

Posted 2 hours ago

Washing line has been concreted in by contractors back during earthquake repairs. Now that the washing line is broken, the concrete will need to be cut and washing line removed and a new washing line concreted in. We have the new washing line.

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Driveway

Posted 13 hours ago

Upgrading a very long gravel driveway. Open to all options. If you are experienced in building driveways, reach out and we can discuss.

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Kinloch Concrete

Posted 13 hours ago

We need a concrete placer for a Ribraft foundation, the area is about 130sqm & are hoping to have it down by Christmas or early in the new year

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Repolish concrete floor

Posted 18 hours ago

We have a interior polished floor which is approx 4 years old. It has some light scratching and dullness to it. Hoping a good polish will bring it ba k however open to professional opinions. Approx 40sqm. Viewing welcome

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Retaining and Block Wall Repair

Posted 18 hours ago

I have a concrete retaining wall that is cracked and the concrete block wall on top of it is separating

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Pothole in Bitumen Driveway

Posted 22 hours ago

I had a repair job done on my driveway last year but it has not lasted. Not long after it was laid some cracks appeared in it and not it has lifted in places ("bubbled" up). I would like to have this area redone and am flexible with the timeline of it.

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Foundation and driveway

Posted 23 hours ago

Ribraft foundation for 137m2 house, 60m2 garage foundation and long drive

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Retaining wall stabilization.

Posted 1 day ago

Stabilize wall which is preventing garage door fully closing. Wall has a 3 cm lean.

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Concrete chimney repair

Posted 1 day ago

Repair/patch top of concrete chimney

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Outdoor paver

Posted 1 day ago

Need paver for outdoor pergola area. Using large slabs of concrete. Heavy but manageable for one person. We will purchase all supplies necessary.

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Added concrete parking

Posted 1 day ago

Hi, I’m looking to expand the parking at my house. Just for one car. Would need to look good and fit in with the current driveway design. The area would need to be levelled a bit. In the photo, the parking area would be where the planter box is currently. I’ve just moved house so cost is a factor but needs to be decent.

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Replacement concrete path and steps

Posted 1 day ago

The current concrete steps have aged and moved slightly and we would like to get it tidied up - ready for sale ASAP. We would like to get the steps replaces or built over as per the design attached. This would include the removal of whatever old concrete that needs dismantling as well. Could you give me a call on ... - to set up a time for a quote. See attached PDF Link of design ...20Newhaven%20Terrace%20_%20Mairangi%20Bay%20steps%20and%20path%20concrete.pdf?dl=0

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Concrete step repair

Posted 1 day ago

Concrete on step cracked and broken. Repair required

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Small concrete slab

Posted 1 day ago

Require someone to do boxing and concrete. For a 5mx2.5mx100mm concrete slab. Digger will be in today to do all digging work Please supply estimate. Need it done asap.

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Potholes

Posted 1 day ago

Hi our main entrance driveway needs urgent attention potholes to be filled in .

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Concrete and dirt removal

Posted 1 day ago

Have concrete and dirt that needs to be removed from site

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Concrete pad for spa pool

Posted 1 day ago

We are looking to move our spa pool and so would like someone to box up and concrete a 3m x 2m pad for the spa pool to sit on. ASAP. Thanks.

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Garage concrete job

Posted 1 day ago

Need a quote for my garage floor concrete job, floor has subsided in middle and needs levelling

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Recent concreting & paving reviews

With over 211,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Spa pad

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

patio pour

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete slab

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

30th November 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Exposed aggerate driveway extension

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Footpath

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of concrete slab


29th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair broken driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete paving for commercial sauna studio space

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Path - exposed aggregate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Broken driveway replaced


26th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paving water permeable

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exposed aggregate concrete slab 17.5m2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Paving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Relay concrete floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete pad for spa

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paving #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Patching of Service Lane


24th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete Path Extension + Tree Root Removal #2

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Concrete Driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lay concrete pavers in 18m2 parking area #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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