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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shower cuts

Posted 1 month ago

NEED DONE ASAP AS POLISHING STARTS TUESDAY 7am Straight cut and clean break of concrete floor next to shower to create a clean line between tiles and polished floor. No tiling or polishing has yet been done. Depth of cut is about 30mm and the width of the section to be broken out is about 20mm.

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39WB Rough cast repair

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have a 1920 weatherboard house that has concrete rough cast over the weatherboards. The veranda has been removed and I need the rough cast repaired where the veranda connections used to connect to the house. Job needs to be done by 31st Jan. I also have a minor repair to be done to the concrete patio that could be done at the same time.

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Concrete work

Posted 3 weeks ago

Placing for a house pathways car port and patio 120m2 approx 12.5 cub Ready to pour from 24th Jan onwards

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Re-seal driveway Rolleston

Posted 2 months ago

Re-seal driveway in Rolleston

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Exposed Aggregate driveway and paths for new build

Posted 2 weeks ago

Have a new build out in Prebbleton and wanting to get a price for exposed aggregate driveway and also paths around house. Area is approx. 190m2 and would be looking to get this done around end of April (build is currently at roofing stage). Cheers

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Patio area paving

Posted 1 week ago

Ground work prepared and paving slabs layed.

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Driveway quote

Posted 4 weeks ago

Approximately 60sqm of concrete or asphalt required. This is compromised of two patio areas (1x 15sqm 1x20sqm) and one driveway (1x25sqm).

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Small path roughly 18m2

Posted 3 weeks ago

Path to tie into existing exposed agg areas. Either in ... pavers or concrete- if it can blend with existing.

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7a john street

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for a quote please for a concrete driveway in rolleston.. It had been preped roughly.. not boxed.. it is approximately 60m2.

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Decorative screed #2

Posted 1 week ago

Decorative screed troweled over existing concrete. 12sqm in total. Floors are polished at present but client is not happy with the finish so has requested a grey micro topping to be troweled over and possibly sealed with epoxy - product choice is up to contractor but must provide sample.

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Pathway

Posted 1 month ago

Concreting required for area beside house. 14m x 2.6m approx.

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Rolleston urgent driveway

Posted 3 months ago

Driveway quote required please for rear section in older part of rolleston.. We have asphalt at the entrance' stones up the long drive and now we would like some quotes please for approximately 60m2 of comcrete for the garage entrance.

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Reinforcing steel

Posted 2 months ago

Needing someone tomorrow (Saturday) to help with putting in reinforcing steel for new house. All tools here just need capable help. Paid per hour

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Chip Seal Driveway

Posted 3 weeks ago

Wanting to get a reasonable large area chip sealed in front of work shop and driveway

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Garage door recess leveled

Posted 3 months ago

On a recent garage build we found the recess for the door isnt quite level and the concrete will need ground down slightly to level up. Just a small job that wouldn't take long.

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Exposed Aggregate and block walls

Posted 2 weeks ago

Supply and install ... of exposed aggregate with ½ shot black oxide on compacted base course, concrete including mesh and 2 x coast sealer to create a patio Supply and install approx. 20m (linear) of block wall using 20” blocks including foundation, steel and back fill with concrete. Finish approx. 550mm above timber deck. Supply and install plaster to paint finish to visible sides of block wall. Supply and install 2 x power points in concrete walls. Clear and remove dirt and plants from f...

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Concrete patio and pathway

Posted 2 days ago

New concrete for our new patio area and pathway.

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Paving

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, looking to get some quotations for the concrete or stepping stones paving at my place. Please get in touch. Thanks and Regards, Gaurav

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Garage Floor

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for 48sqm of new concrete to be polished. I want an area where I do not have to worry about concrete dust. Not concerned about oils etc as there will not be a vehicle in the garage, but spills of any kind will be cleaned up ASAP anyway. If polishing works out to be too expensive, I will look at applying an epoxy coating (applying myself), which will require a light prep anyway. I am not too concerned about the amount of stone that is exposed etc, I want a practical area that will last m...

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House foundation work . prep and pour

Posted 1 month ago

house foundation prep and pour

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Recent concreting & paving reviews

With over 156,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Exposed Aggregate Path

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shelagh Gleeson

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Driveway/garage floor repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Simple concrete pad

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tian Concreting


12th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete Footpaths

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete Placement Only

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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StoneBridge

Joined January 2020

Hello, We've been in the commercial cleaning business specializing cleaning for large businesses for the last 12 years. While we do specialize in commercial cleaning we also do a number of jobs in Carpet Cleaning and private construction & renovations. We are very professional and work hard and pride ourselves in the quality of service we provide, competitive quotes and customer satisfaction.

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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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Waimak Contracting Ltd

Joined June 2015

Hi, As business owner and operator I personally have over 15 years of experience in the trade. We specialize in Concrete and Asphalt Driveways but we also cover all aspects of excavation work from car parks and site scraps to house foundations! Our team has been working together for over 8 years with excellent knowledge of the trade. We use up to date equipment and know how to leave a site clean a...

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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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Lightning Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Lightning Construction are a Christchurch owned and operated company in business for over 10 years. We are always happy to do work from small one-off jobs to full design and build of new houses. Sheds are one of our specialties along with Velux Skylights. We are always happy to pop out and see you to provide an obligation free quote. Available for urgent works within 4 hours. Maintenance jobs ar...

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Black Hill Ltd

Joined February 2018

Hi, we've been landscaping and building retaining walls for over 7 years. We take care of all aspects of landscaping, earthworks and landscape construction. We offer a full service on retaining walls from design, engineering and construction both large and small and specialise in hard access hill work. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent service and a quality job and are happy to share ou...

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Grasshopper G&L

Joined July 2017

Hi. I have worked within the trades industry for the last 20yrs both in the uk and here for the last 13yrs. I Have worked in the following industries : Landscaping & Gardening Painting (inc exterior & roof work) Building (site manager in Chch rebuild) I also do design work and consultations I am prompt, punctual, polite and will keep you involved throughout the process. So if you have some...

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Superset Concrete Services Limited

Joined May 2016

Hi We have been putting in drives paths and patios for years We can complete a quality job in Concrete or Asphalt. We also do quality paving and block laying Get a professional job at competitive rates, give me a call for a free quote Bob Thayer Owner

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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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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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James Rule Construction

Joined June 2018

Hi, I have been Building for 15 Years. Have worked on a number of new builds , renovations and landscaping jobs over that time. We look forward to working with you on your next project.

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate Wilson Built Homes with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality...

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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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Concrete Solutions 2003 Ltd

Joined November 2018

Hi, we are a concrete placing company which is Canterbury owned and operated and have been in business since 2003. Over the last few years we have been heavily involved in earthquake repairs through insurance companies and Southern Response, during which time we received an Excellence Award for Health & Safety practices. Our professional team work hard to complete our projects to above and beyon...

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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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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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Tusa Building

Joined March 2018

Hi, I'm a Fully qualified builder been working on Residential and commercial building for seven + years comfortable with all building work contact me for a quick quote :)

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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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A White Creative Construction

Joined February 2017

Hi There. I'm a builder with background in boat building and high end architectural work, but lots of diverse experience in many areas. I pride myself on attention to detail, great finishing and thinking outside the square.

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