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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Replace old concrete drive

Posted 1 month 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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Concrete placer needed

Posted 11 months ago

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

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Asphalt pathway patch up

Posted 2 years ago

Light patch-up job on existent asphalt pathway from stairs near street to house and rebuilding some stairs, also asphalt. This is a hillside job. Might need to use only bagged asphalt due to lack of parking and space between property and street. Thinking of spending between 1K and 2K $$

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Mark

Posted 1 year ago

Concrete placer for a 55m2 drive way.boxing in place labour only

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Repairing Driveway to Safe Standard

Posted 1 year ago

We have just moved into a property that has a very steep driveway. The driveway itself was original left as a dirt entrance to the house that lies above several steep steps. Over time the driveway has deteriorated significantly and we are looking to even out the potholes and re- shingle.

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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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Driveway chip seal or asphalt

Posted 3 weeks ago

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

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Driive way

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Anna Deane

Posted 1 year ago

We need our existing steps and path excavated and new concrete steps and path laid. I think the area is about 8m2.

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Cutting Hole in concrete wall for Bathroom Ventilation fan

Posted 1 month 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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Concrete step repair.

Posted 2 years ago

The top step of concrete steps is breaking and crumbling away. (Cheap repair job). We would like it to be repaired with an edge of brick.

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

Posted 1 year 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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Shingle Driveway repair

Posted 1 year ago

The entrance of our drive way is starting to get a pot hole in it and needs to be excavated and re done. It involves about 2m in length of the drive way and the driveway is 3m wide approx. where the drive way meets the shared driveway there is a section of asphalt which I would like a price on repairing that. budget between 0-$400 depending on what is done

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Garage Infill

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Curb cutting and concreating

Posted 3 months 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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New Driveway In Diamond Harbour

Posted 2 years ago

Hi, We are looking to build a new home next year hopefully starting in January, part of this project includes forming a concrete driveway crossing and forming a driveway pre-building and then laying a new driveway once the bulk of the building is done. We are looking to get a quote for a new driveway including the initial kerb crossing and driveway forming ready for building considering two options Option 1: Concrete crossing across kerb plus a concrete driveway and walkway area to the...

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Exposed Aggregate Slab Repair (pooling)

Posted 1 month 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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35 Forest View Road

Posted 1 year ago

I am after a price for two jobs. A raft foundation for a proposed dwelling (2 storey) 9m x 8m and a shed 6m x 9m slab on the same site, pole contruction. Plans available

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Ahuriri Road

Posted 3 months ago

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

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New steps and path.

Posted 1 year ago

I need removal of concrete steps and path and area re-concreted. I think the area is 8m2. This is a repair following damage cause by earthquake.

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch and service We offer6 Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work Odd jobs

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GW Built Limited

Joined June 2019

With over 25yrs experience we pride ourselves on getting the job done right the first time to the clients satisfaction , being on time and competitive . We specialise in residential carpentry from foundation work , new home builds and renovations from bathrooms to full renovations of old villas , decks and fences . We will look at the smaller jobs .

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Dando Fencing Limited

Joined April 2018

We are a family owned business located in Christchurch, NZ. We specialise in residential and commercial fencing. Our goal as a company is to provide a neat and efficient service and offer helpful and friendly assistance with all your projects.FREE MEASURE & QUOTE

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Onsite Construction Ltd

Joined March 2017

Hi there. I have been in the industry for over 30 years and have a small dedicated team of 2 working along side of me. We are a very reliable and honest team with our customers needs our main priority. From new builds to small minor house repairs we continually strive to taking on, and successfully completing all jobs. Quality, trust ,reliability and client focus is our motto.

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Tradepower Building Group

Joined January 2018

Tradepower Building Group was re-established in June 2017 due to demand of previous clients wanting custom specific building sheds and structures of various types to be built. Tradepower Building Group has expanded from private buildings into commercial builds; into the supply and partnering of other specific trades that are complementary of Carpentry; and Tradepower Building Group’s growth into...

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FIRTH HOMES LTD

Joined August 2013

Building, Renovating, Landscaping and Project management. Over 17 years experience. We have simple, practical solutions that are affordable with a 10 year guaranteed quality finish. Work with clients to meet there fixed budgets. Assist with specific requirements, advice and direction from concept and design to completion. All work performed or supervised by licensed Tradesmen. H...

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Precise Building Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2019

With seven years experience working hands on in the field of earthquake repairs to foundations of all types including -Type A ( timber floor with piles only) - Type B ( timber floor with piles and perimeter foundation) - Type C (concrete slab-on-grade) Precise Building Solutions Ltd is offering the wider Canterbury community a complete repair...

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PD Arthur Builders Limited

Joined January 2019

I am a qualified, certified licensed builder with 30+ years experience building houses/over 60's units, alterations and general building works. EQC and insurance work are also areas of expertise along with driveways, paths and re-roofs.

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Trading as ZAF

Joined November 2019

Hi I'm Andy have a broad range of skills in the building and construction, landscape gardening, and commercial and residential window installs. Fair, reasonable, easy to deal with and ready to help in any way possible to help make your dreams and ideas a reality. I look forward to working with you.

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MCD Maintenance

Joined April 2019

We've been in the trade for 14+ years. We specialize in kitchens and kitchen Facelifts ,laminated flooring, decking, fencing and general maintenance work that you don't get around to do. We do electricity work to (e266316). No job is to small for us and we pride ourselves on providing services that will make you call us again to do more work for you. Competitive pricing and can do attitude is se...

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R W Steele Builders Ltd

Joined September 2010

We are a 50 year old family business. Work undertaken is of a professional standard. We believe customer satisfaction is the utmost, wtih immense attention being paid to detail. A high level of communication is necessary. All types of work are undertaken, whether this be a new home, alterations or additions to existing homes, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, decks and pergolas. We have the ab...

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Braden Nelson Builder

Joined April 2018

Hi, I have been building for the past 22 years, I have recently moved from Ashburton to Ch-Ch. Licensed building practitioner and member of Registered Master Builders. Specializing in renovations, additions and alterations, bathrooms, kitchens, decking. No job too small.

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Rise Up Construction Limited

Joined February 2019

Hi, I have been in the building trade for 7 years now and have made the jump to my own business. I have worked on new build mostly but have done renovations as well. I pride myself on great workmanship in a timely fashion

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Ghs Building limited

Joined January 2019

We are a team of four builders 3 qualified and one apprentice we work under certified builders and lpb so you know you are going to get a good quality service. We can do any building work from new builds to garden sheds we have a show home that people are more than welcome to come a visit to see what we can offer you

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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. We also have a handy man for all your building jobs in and around your home with 10 years experience in the trade. For gu...

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Ridge Landscapes Ltd

Joined April 2018

Hi, We are Ridge Landscapes, established in 2017, we are your complete landscape specialists. No job is to big or to small. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget to the highest quality

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A D White Builders ltd

Joined August 2016

Registered Master Builder with over 15 years in the trade. Quality and accountability comes standard with no job too small and I'll work in with clients to ensure that work gets completed on budget and on time. I specialise in renovations / additions and maintainance. I can take care of the project management or work in with clients and their projects as needed.

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Fault Line Labour Hire

Joined March 2019

Hi There, we are a jack of all trades company, our base trade is asbestos removal, however our large team are also qualified in all areas of trades. Try our prices, including our hourly rate base prices for general labouring jobs such as insulation and lawn mowing, we are just what you are looking for.

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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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