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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Driveway chip seal or asphalt

Posted 11 months ago

Existing driveway. Steep with turns. Requires chip seal or Asphalt. Approx 252m2

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Exposed Aggregate Slab Repair (pooling)

Posted 11 months ago

We have a relatively new patio of exposed aggregate which has an issue with rainfall not running off away from the house. This was laid by previous owner and we would like options to rectify this without having the slab relaid. Maybe the slab could be built up slightly or grinding on the proud side of the slab?? Open to suggestions!!

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Driive way

Posted 2 years ago

Pave a driveway - part gentle slope and part flat area. Contouring has been done. Owners will supply pavers.

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Asphalt Driveway Crossing Across Footpath to Road

Posted 7 months ago

Hi, We are looking to get our driveway crossing done in Asphalt along with consents/ inspections etc We need to get kerb cut out, reshaped to meet code and asphalt put down from an existing drain area (on photo) to the side of driveway. Talking to the neighbours there may be a possibility that they may wish to do theirs at the same time which is less than 4m away - which would be the best option, but I might take a couple of photos and measurements for you to provide a separate quote fo...

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Asphalt a driveway

Posted 9 months ago

My driveway is currently loose gravel with gouges at the entry/exit angle due to overuse. Looking for it to be asphalted. It's irregular shape but approx 88sqm.

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Garage Infill

Posted 1 year ago

Concrete infill (3.6m x 3.2m) for existing garage, with easy access.

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Cutting Hole in concrete wall for Bathroom Ventilation fan

Posted 11 months ago

Exterior concrete wall needs 150mm hole cut in it for fan vent from bathroom on other side. Internal wall is lined and tiled but has hole already cut in it. Needs matching hole cut in external concrete wall at about 2000mm off ground height. wall thicknesse approx 150-200mm. Was built in 1950s so unknown if any rebar is in the wall. Location is in Corsair Bay Lyttleton

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Ahuriri Road

Posted 1 year ago

Concrete foundation for 7m square garage and setting piles for 105 sq m house.

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Storage shed

Posted 7 months ago

300m2 slab to go under a 7 bay 4x10m storage facility. Area of shed 280m2, need to allow more for apron.

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New Driveway/ Excavation (Site leveling after building) In Diamond Harbour

Posted 2 years ago

Hi, We are currently completing a new home in Diamond Harbour, part of this project includes forming a concrete driveway crossing and then laying a new driveway. Timing for this project is projected to be between Oct - Dec this year We are looking to get a quote for a new driveway including a formed kerb crossing and driveway considering two options + earthmoving to level parts of our site that have been affected by creating a level building platform during construction, as well as possi...

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Paint concrete wall

Posted 7 months ago

The patio needs a facelift. I have the paint...it has had a chemical wash. Just needs an experienced painter to sort please.

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Dave Pool Base Concrete

Posted 1 year ago

After a price to lay concrete, including mesh, to swimming pool area 11m x 6m x 150mm deep. Will have ground prepped and boxing in place ready for mesh and pour. Flat easy access with pour directly beside drive.

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Waipapa Driveway Placing

Posted 5 months ago

Need one or two placers to help pour a driveway on the hill. could lead to more jobs in the future. Pouring Monday.

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Supply and lay Ashpalt

Posted 7 months ago

Hi. Looking at contractor to supply and lay 26m2 of ac10 asphalt in beautiful Akaroa. Please email quote or call me on ... . Thanks. Hayden.

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Replace old concrete drive

Posted 11 months ago

We are interested in finding out what the cost is likely to be to replace a driveway in Diamond Harbour. The drive is to a back section, on a slope and has a turning area.

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Quote and assessment for retaining wall

Posted 3 days ago

Assessment of retaining wall, quote for repairs or replacement depending on assessment.

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Curb cutting and concreating

Posted 1 year ago

I require a 3.5metre vehicle crossing cut and formed for our new driveway. Concrete curbing with asphalt pavement. I have already excavated the driveway and laid base material (AP65), and I will finish the driveway once the vehicle crossing has been formed. Thank you

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Concrete placer needed

Posted 1 year ago

Area of path around one side of the house. All boxed up. Needs approx 4m3 of concrete placed.

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Large Garage/Shed Foundation

Posted 3 months ago

Box, install reinforcing, and pour a 17m x 5m shed foundation with 450mm ground beams -- approximately 27 m3 of concrete total. Ready for DPM and reinforcement next week once the excavation sign-off is complete (planned for Monday the 27th). Note that due to the steep drive, concrete trucks are limited to 3 to 5 cubes per load. Concrete required to be 25 MPa due to corrosion zone D.

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Pathway paving

Posted 7 months ago

paving outdoor area about 19m long by 1.8 area and a shorter path. Flat easy access.

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Anything earthworks

Joined May 2020

Hi, I have been working with landscaping and earthworks for over 8 years and have a very diverse skill set that will help with your sites requirements. We do it all from asphalt and decorative concrete to site scrapes and lawns. I pride myself on working to a very high standard and making sure the customer gets the results they are after. No job is too big, small or difficult

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Civil and Land Construction Ltd

Joined August 2020

Hi, we are a local construction company who has been working all over Canterbury for more than 20 years. We pride ourselves on quality and credibility. We have a team of highly capable chaps who can execute a wide variety of work. From drainage to landscaping to driveway construction. Any size. Contact us now for a friendly chat.

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CDDL Services

Joined July 2017

For all your excavation and waterblasting needs. We repair leaking or blocked pipes, burst water pipes and blocked waste or tree roots inside pipes - we provide a fast and professional service. We work throughout the Christchurch region including Lyttelton and Kaiapoi and offers complete excavation, landscaping, and earthmoving services.Try our competitive prices.

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Daryls Drainage Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hello, I have been in the Plumbing and Drainlaying trade for over 20 years and have worked in the fields of new housing, renovations, alterations, blocked drains, EQC work, Retail and commercial developments. I have a high standard of workmanship and professional standards and take great pride in my work where the client comes first.

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Hannon Civil limited

Joined April 2017

Drainage and driveway contractors North Canterbury - Commercial - Residential - Septic tanks - Earthquake damage - General Repairs - Maintenance - Asphalt and chip seal driveways - Entranceways - Footpaths

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Cadmy Builders LTD

Joined August 2011

We've Build in New Zealand since 2004 and other 15 years over seas.. I'm member of Certified Builders association and License Builder Practitioner, We are a small team of two ready to take over any jobs big or small. Alterations, Renovations, Extensions, New Build, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decks, Pergolas, etc... We have good recommendations at competitive price with a high standard quality. We c...

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Roman Building & Construction

Joined November 2016

Hi, we are Qualified Builder and Sub-Trade with Quality as First Priority in our job. We carry out New Build, Extension, Renovation, Landscaping, Project Management and Handyman/Maintenance. We give competitive quotes and endeavor to get job done on time with top quality. We look forward to provide Excellent Services for you !!

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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BC Drainage and Excavation

Joined July 2019

Ben has over 10 years experience in drainage and excavation from big jobs to small jobs. Ben prides himself on delivering top quality work at a reasonable price. Ben is reliable, on time, efficient and dedicated to delivering a high standard of work to his clients. *council approved drain layer *new drains sewer/storm water *alterations *repairs *blocked drains *excavation work *drivewa...

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Chris Gabites Construction

Joined March 2017

Chris Gabites Construction is a small locally owned building company servicing the great people of Canterbury. Our background is new housing and renovations. We also take on repairs and house re-levelling, decks and fences. Farm shed and more. We take pride in giving you a stress-free building experience with competitive quotes.

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Mark Allen Plastering

Joined August 2017

Hi my name is Mark,I specialize in traditional solid plaster work as well as modified systems.I have been plastering in Christchurch for 28 years covering a wide variety of work.I pride myself in high quality workmanship at a competitive price,no job to small.Please contact me for a free quote.

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TBT Earthworks

Joined June 2015

We are a well established small local family company with years of experience in Demoltion, excavations and concrete placing. We do it all -Demolition -Earth-moving -Driveways -Tree/shrub clearing -New lawns - ready lawn/hydro seed -Concrete placing -Retaining walls -Hole augering/boring - 300mm/450mm/600mm/900mm -Foundations -Landscaping -Demolition -Lifestyle block related wor...

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Brothers Landscapes

Joined August 2013

We have been a family business for the last 17 years and offer the complete landscaping and construction package from tree felling, ready lawn, irrigation, paving, retaining walls, fencing, decks, concreting, planting, renovations, new builds and much more. FREE quote to transform your section. Experienced, professional and on time. Phone Brothers Landscapes and Construction in Christchurch for a...

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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management. Im your one stop shop to take care of your project.

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Gilroy Middleton Landscapes & Contracting

Joined October 2019

At Gilroy Middleton Landscapes and Contracting we pride ourselves on our professional yet affordable Landscaping and Garden Maintenance Services in Christchurch, and the greater Canterbury region. We are a locally owned and operated registered business we believe through our transparent and professional approach to landscaping we can add elegance to your space. We specialize in landscap...

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Ideal property maintenance

Joined February 2014

Ideal property maintenance is a small property maintenance company which provides maintenance services to both residential and commercial customers in the Canterbury area

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Paul duffy

Joined August 2015

Qualified carpenter,I have 5+ years experience in carpentry. I pride myself in doing good work and completing it on time. I provide competitive quotes.

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H&J's PAINTING & DECORATING

Joined July 2014

Highly skilled painters and decorators With 20 years in the trade. We do wallpapering ,spray painting, Plastering inc level 5 & skim coats. Water-blasting ,roof repaints,new work and old repaints We are very competitive with price And all work is to a high standard.

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Designer Driveways

Joined April 2015

Hi, our core business is driveways both concrete and asphalt. We also do paths and patios . We have also undertaken full landscape jobs including seeded and ready lawn's. We have been trusted with show homes and value our reputation. Best news is we're not the most expensive just the best. We also undertake general excavation work including foundation digouts etc. We also do kerb and vehicle cross...

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ADECONSTRUCT LIMITED

Joined March 2015

ADECONSTRUCT offers the following services: Bathroom renovation Tiling. vinyl and Carpet Handyman Solid Plastering..modified plastering. Exterior &interior plastering. Painting. bricklayng Waterproof Swimming pools Bricklayng

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