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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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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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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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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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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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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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Carport - New Concrete

Posted 3 months ago

Looking at the removal of an area of 5m length by 5m widith of Asphalt and replacing with concrete or another suitable material under an existing carport area. Also require a soultion for updated drainage as current carport area is prone to flooding during major rains.

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Concrete patch for carport

Posted 6 months ago

We would need to have a 6m by 6m patch concreted to install a carport later on.

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Replace Driveway

Posted 10 months ago

Dig out existing metal driveway, remove excess metal, dirt, concrete path, prepare with base course and level so that it’s ready for permeable paving to be laid. Flat section, easy access.

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Concrete driveway turnaround

Posted 1 year ago

Concrete a turnaround on the front lawn and seal between the end of the driveway to the footpath.

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Aprox 8 cubs in driveway

Posted 9 months ago

i really only need an experienced person to do the screeding on new drive if possible

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Repair and reseal ashpalt driveway and carpark.

Posted 6 months ago

Fill numerous small cracks (less than 1 cm) Fill a low point that has settled (2-3cm deep, about 1m2) Assess and grind down or possibly remove concrete pad Reseal approx 180 square metres of driveway and car park

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Removal of large section of concrete

Posted 5 months ago

Break up concrete and remove from property. Area size roughly 10m by 6m

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Repair Concrete Block Retaining Wall

Posted 9 months ago

Repair step cracking and other cracking in one concrete block retaining wall and one sprayed concrete retaining wall

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Replace existing paving

Posted 3 months ago

The existing paving is worn and uneven, approximately 20 m2 . The job would include uplift of existing paving, replace with new paving. The house is a holiday rental and some photos of the paving can be viewed on the letting website. ... I shall be staying at the property from 9-13 November for a proper measure and quote.

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Clear path

Posted 7 months ago

Old concrete paving path, About 12 metres long needs removal. The concrete is crumbly and some has already been lifted. Also to remove rubble from site. Flat access. Needs a crowbar and trailer

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Concrete base for garden shed 2.5x1.5

Posted 6 months ago

I would like a quote for a concrete base to be laid for a garden shed 2.5x1.5

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33m concrete footing for masonry block wall

Posted 4 months ago

We require a 33m concrete footing to be built at the front of our property, for a wall ranging in height of 1.6m - 1.8m. This will involve some excavation work. We are looking for someone to complete the whole footing and then handover to our blocklayer who we have already organized independently. A resource consent has been granted by NCC for this work. The site has excellent access, welcome to meet you on-site to discuss the details.

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Concrete strip for gate, plus tidy

Posted 4 months ago

We require a 14m long strip of concrete to attach the track for a roller gate to run along. Half is open to the driveway and property and needs to be 50cm wide from the strip you can already see in the pics, and the other half funds along the fence and will need to be 20cm wide. There’s a slight dip from the end of the fence line to the rest or where the track needs to be so will probably need a bit of a hump created, open to solutions for this!

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Repair Concrete Block Retaining Wall #2

Posted 9 months ago

Repair step cracking and other cracking in one concrete block retaining wall and one sprayed concrete retaining wall

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Increase driveway spacing

Posted 8 months ago

Retaining, new driveway, maybe small storage area and covered area for bikes, mopeds and car. New steps.

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Repour Garage Floor

Posted 3 weeks ago

Old external garage roughly 6x6 in Stoke, Nelson. Wanting to get the floor redone. Just after a smooth level concrete surface. Maybe potential to just repour on top? Will need kerb so car can drive in and door closes nicely. No urgency but would like to get sorted quickly once started.

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Concrete wall and steps

Posted 6 months ago

Build a poured concrete wall and steps

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Minor house entranceway.

Posted 1 year ago

As part of our landscaping for the renovation we're doing on a small house in Nelson South we need a small amount of concrete poured into the entranceway by the front door of the house. Likely to be less than half a cubic metre of concrete.

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Urgent. House inspection

Posted 2 months ago

Helllp. Solo mum. Oil stains in driveway. I've used a degreaser and now there's staining.

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Concrete driveway

Posted 7 months ago

Old bichumen driveway removed. Driveway widened slightly and replaced with 100mm plain concrete. Approx 34m x 4.2m

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Recent concreting & paving reviews

With over 186,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Concrete base for garden shed 2.5x1.5

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete driveway turnaround

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dodson Valley Road

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of large section of concrete

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th October 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Concrete patio

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Sticks and Stones Landscape Construction and Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined June 2018

Sticks & Stones have been busy in Wellington for over 20 years Landscaping and Property work for private and commercial customers throughout the greater Wellington area. Building New or Renovating , we have a great team with experience and skills.

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The Ace of Spades NZ Ltd

Joined March 2014

The Ace of Spades is a respected construction business servicing Christchurch and all areas of Canterbury. Our services include: residential property demolition; residential and commercial building strip-outs; site works/excavation; drainage; retaining walls; paving and stonework; decking and fencing; swimming pool surrounds; water features and garden installations. We pride ourselves on...

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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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R Fry Builders Ltd

Joined October 2016

R Fry Builder Ltd is your local building company specializing in new builds and home and land packages we also have a passion for landscaping and decks please contact us for your next building project

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bud landscaping

Joined October 2014

We offer a wide range of landscaping services, from Driveways, new lawns, irrigation and gardens right through to fences and decks! We are a Canterbury owned and operated business and cover jobs from North right through to South Canterbury. We offer a fixed price guarantee, and pride ourselves on meeting our clients needs. We look forward to hearing from you! Www. ...

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Nelson Handyman

Joined November 2020

Nelson Handyman provides expert maintenance services for homes and commercial properties in the wider Nelson/ Tasman region. We tackle any task from General Building Works (decks, fences, renovations, GIB) to Painting, Furniture Assembly, house water blasting and more.We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quote...

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Palm Landscapes

Joined September 2020

PALM - Professional And Low Maintenance Landscapes is a Nelson/Tasman based business that specialises in low maintenance landscaping solutions that maximise potential space whist minimising future after care. We provide the entire landscaping package, from design to construction and maintenance, and offer a free first consultation and quote. We pride our selves in first class communication with o...

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Custom6

Joined February 2020

Custom6 have a wide range of trade services available - bricklaying/block laying concrete placing, commercial cleans and site dig outs We have vision and a - Anything can be done attitude! We specialise in any thing masonry from bbq areas and feature ponds/walls - to custom design letter box and pools. I have also completed a lot of repair work, grind out, repoints with colour match, commerc...

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AJW CONTRACTING AND EARTHWORKS LTD

Joined April 2018

Hi,I have been in the civil industry for many years and have decided go out on my own and start my own business. I am a very skilled excavator operator and pride myself in producing top quality work. To name a few things I can do: asphalt or concrete driveways, all aspects of civil work, landscaping,general cleanups,demolition,fencing. Very reliable and hardworking, and good at keeping to time sch...

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Total Builders

Joined July 2013

We are a building company in Christchurch with more than 20 years building experience in Christchurch and Canterbury. We can meet every customers needs from house maintenance to light commercial work. Renovations and extensions are our specialty as well as new house builds all build by skilled, licenced tradesmen. Need a deck? we also have a team ready to construct the deck of your dreams. For a c...

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Tusa Building

Joined March 2018

Hi there, we are a qualified builder LBP with 10+ years of experience in all types of construction. Renovations, new house builds, decks and general repair works. We offer a friendly service, we turn up when we say we will and we pride ourselves in quality workmanship.

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Manawatu/ Whanganui and Hawkes Bay Region regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioner) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope of work yo...

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Living Earth Landscapes Ltd

Joined March 2017

We have been offering a full Landscaping service for over 25 years, we do small and large projects in all aspects of Hard and Soft landscaping. Incorporating Consultations, Design plans, Earthworks, Construction, to Decks, Paving, Driveways, Lawns and Garden areas. We can do the project from start to finish, Our small team of Experienced Professionals will make it a top priority to meet customer...

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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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A B Contracting Nelson limited

Joined February 2021

For All your Contracting needs contact A B Contracting Nelson Ltd for a competitive quote today, We offer a range of services including *Drainage *Watermain *Driveway&Footpath prep *Kerb Prep *Landscaping *Retaining walls/Terramesh *Earthworks A B Contracting pride themselves in delivering a fast on time and on budget service,with a high quality finish you would expect to see out of a t...

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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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Al Fresco Garden & Property Maintenance

Joined May 2013

We are locally owned and operated and our repeat business and many satisfied customers are our greatest advertisement. We do all types of Garden & Property Maintenance, We can mow lawns of any size from a residential lawn to orchards, vineyards & lifestyle blocks. Our other services include tree work, chipping of Greenwaste and stump grinding, and Landscaping. We are also the local agent and inst...

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JMS Builders Ltd

Joined October 2009

I am a qualified builder and have experience in building architectural and standard homes. This includes a number of decks, fences, paths etc. Building is a passion, and I enjoy what I do. I take pride in my work, and hope that clients get the same level of satisfaction from what I construct, as I do.

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Inoutside

Joined August 2015

Hi, I do painting, plastering, landscaping and building maintenance. I am mostly based in Wellington and sometimes in Westport, servicing the top half of the South Island. Free quotes and charge out hourly rates for smaller jobs. Quality and excellent finishes is our style! Fixed prices for straight forward jobs. Estimates capped at 30% for more unclear jobs (ie excavation). I h...

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Robert

Joined July 2019

I offer a cheaper alternative to trades services with over 20 years experience in building maintenance specializing in plumbing and drainage and commercial building maintenance and painting

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