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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cutting Hole in concrete wall for Bathroom Ventilation fan

Posted 3 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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Curb cutting and concreating

Posted 5 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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Mark

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Replace old concrete drive

Posted 3 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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Repairing Driveway to Safe Standard

Posted 2 years 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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Garage Infill

Posted 4 months ago

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

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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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Driveway chip seal or asphalt

Posted 3 months ago

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

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New steps and path.

Posted 2 years 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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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 2 years 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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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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Ahuriri Road

Posted 5 months ago

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

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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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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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Asphalt a driveway

Posted 1 month 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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Exposed Aggregate Slab Repair (pooling)

Posted 3 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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CJ Phillips Construction Ltd

Joined January 2008

We are Registered Master Builders and Licensed Practitioners and have been operating in Christchurch and the surrounding areas for over 17 years. We have extensive experience in all building and earthworks including house renovations and extensions, commercial fit-outs, installing replacement windows and doors and installing storage solutions for businesses. We offer a complete project management...

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All Seasons Landscaper & Gardener

Joined January 2019

Hi everyone, we have worked in civil construction and landscaping industry for over 10 years, building nice driveways and beautiful gardens for the property owners in Christchurch and wider Canterbury regions. We specialize in all aspects of residential landscaping such as driveways path and patio. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselv...

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Sculptural Landscapes LTd

Joined January 2018

Sculptural Landscapes has been beautifying Canterbury yards for over 5 years now. We will take on anything from putting in a few grasses to entire lifestyle block landscaping and management. We work very hard to keep out clients happy. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget and time. If its outside we can manage your job to a high standard. If your looking...

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GCM Construction

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary I'm a fully qualified carpenter , I'm 43 and started in construction when I was 16 . I am not limited to carpentry , I also Own excavators and tipper trucks . I have a very broad spectrum of work which can be concrete driveways , decking , kitchens , bathrooms , demolition work aswell as building work I take pride in all the work I do and my company moto is "My aim is your...

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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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Taw builders

Joined October 2015

Taw Builders is a Canterbury based building and construction company that has built a strong reputation for delivering a quality service, on time and great level of communication to its clients. With our loyal and committed team we pride ourselves on being skilled and experienced in all aspects of building and construction. Director Brandon Taw is a Licenced Building Practitioner, Qualified bu...

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Onsite Construction Ltd

Joined March 2017

Hi there. I have been in the industry for over 35 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 architectural builds to small minor house repairs or decks we continually strive to taking on, and successfully completing all jobs. Quality, trust ,reliability and client focus is our mott...

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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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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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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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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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Outside The Box Solutions ltd

Joined February 2019

Outside the box has got you covered no matter what the project is. We pride ourselves on providing a top quality product at the best possible price . Contact us for a no obligation quote

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Canterbury Diggers

Joined April 2019

Canterbury Diggers Limited is a locally owned business offering a complete package of soft and hard landscaping. Our experienced team specialise in Concrete , Excavations, Hydro Seeding , Foundations and general landscaping. We strive to deliver high-quality workmanship in a timely manner and within your budget. We are a friendly bunch who are more than happy to come out and provide a quote...

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FIRTH HOMES LTD

Joined August 2013

Building, Renovating, Landscaping and Project management. Over 18 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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Ben Dykstra

Joined November 2009

Born, raised and living in Canterbury. Residential Builder for 25ears. Trade & LBP Qualified. Honest reliable and hold a Very High Standard of Workmanship.

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TBT Earthworks

Joined June 2015

We are a well established small local family company with years of experience in Construction, excavations and concrete placing. We do it all -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 work -Farm re...

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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. 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 second nature for us. We do what hub...

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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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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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Top Notch Flooring ltd

Joined January 2018

I am the owner of a 100% kiwi owned and operated flooring company. I have over 10 years experience in all aspects of flooring and floor coverings in residential as well as commercial builds. I guarantee to get your job done to a high grade standard on time every time at competitive prices and a guaranteed Top Notch finish. I am also able to offer supply of materials at a competitive price if...

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