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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Quote and assessment for retaining wall

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Concrete placer needed

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Waipapa Driveway Placing

Posted 7 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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Cutting Hole in concrete wall for Bathroom Ventilation fan

Posted 1 year 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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Asphalt a driveway

Posted 1 year 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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Supply and lay Ashpalt

Posted 10 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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Slab for garage -Port Levy

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I am currently looking for a 17 sqm concrete slab (3 m x 5,50 m) as basis for a shed/garage, preferably before or in February 2021. The ground is already metalled and compacted. The site is in Port Levy and well accessible. Would be great to hear from you. Thanks Ira

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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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Pathway paving

Posted 10 months ago

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

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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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Exposed Aggregate Slab Repair (pooling)

Posted 1 year 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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Asphalt Driveway Crossing Across Footpath to Road

Posted 10 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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Storage shed

Posted 10 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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Replace old concrete drive

Posted 1 year 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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Paint concrete wall

Posted 10 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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Driveway chip seal or asphalt

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Large Garage/Shed Foundation

Posted 5 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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Dave Pool Base Concrete

Posted 2 years 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 wash and seal

Posted 1 month ago

Approx 220m2 exposed agg to wash and 2 coats acrylic sealer. Cheers Scott

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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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Versatile Asphalt & Concrete LTD

Joined July 2016

Hi there, we specialise in Asphalt & Concrete work. With over 13 years experience in Concrete & Asphalt reinstating repairs. We specialise in a whole variety of civil works to cater for our customers needs. Need that pothole repaired? ... Or that cracked hard in your driveway? ... Please don't hesitate, and call us today for a free On-site, no Obligation quote. Quality Concrete & Asphalt layin...

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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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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AJC brick and block

Joined June 2016

Hi! My name is Adam I have 10 years experience in bricklaying and block laying industry I take pride in all my work. I can also do any general repairs or repointing to give old brickwork a facelift Contact me for a very competitive quote

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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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pete's bricklaying

Joined March 2016

hi. i'm a experienced bricklayer who works to a high standard,vast experience in repairing earthquake damaged buildings in Christchurch. I can get the job done to a high standard for a very competitive price. and I can beat any other quote. like for like.

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance was born out of frustration whilst trying to solve the same problems on construction sites time and time again. After working with a crazy amount of construction companies I`m ready to change the dinosaur ways of the industry. I want to feel proud of the industry I love whilst constantly shaking things up at the same time. I want to bring modern technologie...

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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BULLS EXCAVATION LIMITED

Joined November 2020

Hi We have been working in the construction sector for about 5 years We specialise in general excavation work such as driveway preparation to large scale land development. Why should you choose to partner with BULLS EXCAVATION LIMITED? -We have a very strong work ethic. -We are very client focused so providing excellence in all parts is key for us. -We have the expertise to carry ou...

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Firth landscape construction

Joined March 2017

For all your landscaping/construction needs call firth landscape construction free quotes, professional work done to high standards very competitive quotes...we do it all, landscaping renovations tiling, laminate flooring concreting asphalting. We have high standards and we know you'll be happy.

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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 a We offer Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work

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Rpm carpentry

Joined July 2020

Hi, I have been building and renovating homes, properties and businesses for 12 years and have exeptional experience in property maintenance and renovations. We are passionate about our work and love seeing the clients reaction to their homes becoming exactly what they wanted. We pride ourselves on offering a very competitive quote, completing the job on time and on budget with the utmost quali...

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Think Construction Ltd.

Joined March 2010

Company Profile: We are a building company specialising in residential projects from small alterations to new house builds. We work with the client from the design concept through to the completion of your project (or anywhere in between). We work closely with designers (yours or ours), to ensure continuity and confidence in your build, from concept to completion. Personal Profile: Direct...

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Rise Residential Limited

Joined May 2010

Rise Residential Ltd - high-quality builders in Christchurch. We are an owner-operated based company that specializes in all forms of residential construction including renovations, new builds, and property maintenance. Ben, the director, is a Licensed Building Practitioner. This guarantees his building skills and knowledge of the NZ building code are current, comprehensive and up-to-date. Rise...

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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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.

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Mitre Ben Construction Limited

Joined March 2016

Hi My name is Ben, and I run a small carpentry business servicing Canterbury and beyond. We specialise in new builds, renovations & hard landscaping I am happy to come to you and discuss what you are needing done, at a time that suits you. I am a Licenced Building Practitioner as well as being a Qualified Carpenter. Thanks for taking the time to check us out, Ben Powley

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JJ Painters and Decorating Ltd

Joined November 2015

Hi we are a small team with high quality workmanship we complete jobs on time and are very tidy , we also do plastering/specialised coatings/spraying/wallpapering. We have been in the trade for 10 years Hi i have been painting for 12 years now and have done a lot of painting in the way learning a lot of skills along the way . I was Foreman of the Airport extension for 2 years which was all com...

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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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Christchurch All Trades

Joined November 2019

Welcome to Canterbury all trades where we have over 25 years experience in the concrete industry. As well as fencing, plumbing, painting. And general engineering We like to do big or small jobs and get involved in our community's. Get in touch for a great quote and excellent quality work. Look forward to hearing from you Regards Nikora

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