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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Concrete driveway replacement

Posted 6 months ago

Kia ora, The old cracked driveway, approx. 50 -55 meters long, needs replacing. The driveway serves two dwellings and for both some extra width is needed in places, in order to connect to dwellings' access. Medium steep. Will need careful approach re. camber etc. as with winter rains it can become a bit like a river. First photo is looking down from the top. Second photo is looking down, halfway. Third photo is looking up from the road. We would appreciate someone having a look and givi...

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Paint concrete wall

Posted 1 year 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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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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Waipapa wash and seal

Posted 8 months ago

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

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Slab for garage -Port Levy

Posted 7 months 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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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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Quote and assessment for retaining wall

Posted 9 months ago

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

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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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Asphalt Driveway Crossing Across Footpath to Road

Posted 1 year 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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Waipapa Driveway Placing

Posted 1 year 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 1 year 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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Concrete Pad For Spa

Posted 3 months ago

Require an exposed aggregate concrete pad suitable for a spa pool. Pad needs to be approx 2.5m x 2.5m and 150mm with steel mesh and level for spa. Site is behind house in Lyttelton with relatively good access. Area will need some clearing beforehand which I can assist with. Ideally would like the job complete within 4 weeks.

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Storage shed

Posted 1 year 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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Large Garage/Shed Foundation

Posted 1 year 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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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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Garage Infill

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Pathway paving

Posted 1 year ago

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

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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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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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Small concrete patio job

Posted 5 months ago

I have a small plot (see photo) approx 6m^2 that needs exposed aggregate.

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Areatech Ltd

Joined May 2021

Full service at your service. We have been around in the construction industry here in Canterbury for over 10 years now, with many projects completed from simple single-day jobs to entire subdivisions. We offer a project delivery service where Nick will be your point of contact from the get-go. We offer great rates, exceptional finishes and stand by our work. We want to make lasting relationships...

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FM Construction NZ Limited

Joined March 2021

Hi all! I am a local LBP builder with 10+ years experience. I am capable of any size job big or small. I take pride in working hard and efficiently and I complete all work to a high standard, ensuring that my clients are happy throughout the process. I am happy to provide advice on renovation ideas and mostly have experience in the following areas: - New builds - Renovations - Foundations inc...

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RedGoat Property

Joined November 2016

Hi, we generally do smaller jobs around residential properties in both maintenance and improvement although we often undertake larger projects as well. We will complete to a very high standard any job around your property including renovation work, Repaints, fencing, decks and landscaping as well as any maintenance work. Getting a competitive quote out to you, no matter how big or small the job, i...

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GMD Landscaping

Joined July 2013

Hi there,I have been in the concrete and landscaping business for 20 years. No job to big or to small. We have a great reputation and a lot of my work comes from referrals.

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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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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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Sembel it

Joined February 2021

Big or small we do it all. 20 plus years industry experience. Honest and quality workmanship with reviews to back up. Price competitive and we go the extra mile Police vetted. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We aim to exceed your needs and expectations.

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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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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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Elite Concrete Ltd

Joined March 2021

At Elite Concrete we cover all aspects of concrete! Residential foundations/drives/paths/patios, commercial foundations/pathways/roading, decorative concrete, cutting, acid washing and sealing and repairs. No job is to big or small. We are happy to help with any querys from our professional team.

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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts of building and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminium windows and doors, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, siding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrade, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do you need a ca...

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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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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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A2C Ltd

Joined August 2017

we are a Family owned & operated Business with over 20 years experience in construction & asphalt & Drainage, We have built this business on referrals & Pass Clients, we are Christchurch city council approved contractors for there works, we also deal a lot with drainage companies doing road repairs and bandaging, we also deal a lot with landscapers, homeowners wanting new driveways with upgrad...

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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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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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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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ATlandscapes

Joined June 2019

Hi, I am a qualified landscaper and landscape design, I have been in the residential market for 7 years. I take great pride in my work and always leave a high quality product and clean up after myself.

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Supreme Services

Joined June 2019

Hi, As an owner/operator of Supreme Services, I have over 25 years experience in all aspects of Landscaping. I can design & build decking in both hardwood & softwood, pergolas and fencing in timber and coloursteel. I also undertake excavation, site clearance & levelling, and construct retaining walls. I lay paving, turf grass and synthetic turf. I install Shadesails either attached to or...

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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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