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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Driveway extension

Posted 1 month ago

Extension of our existing driveway which is a basic concrete slab. The extension would comprise an area of about 7-8 sqm - easy accessible, directly from the road. The extension needs to be stable enough to park a car on it. Adding a photo which shows the area in question, which is to the of left to the already existing driveway.

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Concrete cutting and removal in garden

Posted 4 months ago

Needing concrete/hard waste removed and a piece of concrete cut and removed from an existing fence. Photos attached of the pile that needs removing and the Long piece of concrete that needs cutting and removed. The concrete that needs cutting is long piece to the right of the pavers and it runs under the pile to the tin fence. Concrete is Approx 200-300mm deep.

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Small concrete cutting job

Posted 1 week ago

Cutting and removal of 30cmx12cmx900cm small retaining wall behind garage. Clearing area to build sleepout on.

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Shed floor

Posted 3 months ago

Place concrete floor in open front shed, 14.4x6 meters.

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Concrete repair and cover

Posted 4 months ago

Grind out and repair two cracks in patio and cover with new layer of covercrete

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Exposed concrete

Posted 1 month ago

To cast concrete to patio and path labour only . All levels and profiles will be done by client.

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Kerbing repair

Posted 1 month ago

We live in a Close with a private road which gives access to the 16 houses in our complex. The kerbing between road and footpath has broken up in several areas and we are considering this being repaired with concrete fill in and patching.

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Concrete patio

Posted 3 months ago

Build 3.5x 4.5 concrete patio on flat ground easy access

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Driveway Repairs

Posted 1 month ago

We're looking to remove, re-align and then re-lay the asphalt on our driveway. We also need a trench dug up the middle of the drive for watermains etc. Secondarily, we're also wanting to remove the tree roots from our driveway garden alongside. Stumps have been ground out and cleared, now the roots need hooking out. If you do driveways or if you can do both, we're keen to hear from you.

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Concrete Placer for patio

Posted 4 months ago

We are putting in a patio and need a concrete placer. Patio size is 180 square meters. Note : placing and finishing only is required Not sure of the costs so only estimated.

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Concrete Driveway

Posted 1 month ago

I have a little bit of digging up, leveling, laying of concrete with exposed concrete with 1/4 charcoal preferably. From garage to front of driveway being around 210msq. No timeframes or special considerations.

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Concrete patio

Posted 2 months ago

Looking patio approx 20m2 to be laid off deck. Needs to be dark coloured concrete to match existing landscaping

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Paving

Posted 3 months ago

To lay pavers on a shingle path

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Sycamore Close Garden edge & Drive way

Posted 1 month ago

Form & pour Garden edge & Drive way

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Pergola & Paving

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, we are looking to have either concrete or paving done for an out door area. Also need a pergola to be built which will cover the paved area. Area to be paved is 5.5 sqms and pergola to cover this total area also.

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Laying a slab of concrete under the clothes line and some paving stones

Posted 3 months ago

As above. A concrete slab under the clothes line and some paving stones

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Concrete Walkway & Steps neede

Posted 2 months ago

Need a quote for concrete walkway and steps

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Garden Path

Posted 3 weeks ago

I would like to get a quote for a brick garden path or a garden path that is a mixture of brick and shingle. I would also like the path to be made out of old bricks. There is an exisiting path there now but it would need digging out and weeds removed. Then I would like a person to carry out the work required for the path.

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Outdoor entertainment area - exposed aggregate concrete - 1st job

Posted 4 months ago

Require exposed aggregate concrete to be laid as first order of business in getting entertainment area underway. There is an existing pad but additional to be added in two sections to match as close as possible - perhaps cutting the entire section once completed to look like pavers. One section is 1.8m x 5m (Photo 2) Second section is 2.6m x 4.98m (Photo 3 and 4) Plan of total area included to provided situational orientation. There are other jobs to follow which includes a planter(clad i...

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Remove step at end of driveway

Posted 4 months ago

We have a concrete step at the end if our driveway that needs to be removed and patched with asphalt to make way for a gate

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Recent concreting & paving reviews

With over 187,000 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 patio

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete cleaning and sealing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Paving Paths

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete driveway to road


12th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lakeside driveway crossing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove step at end of driveway


30th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

reforming Plaster haunching

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Library Patio

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

2nd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Parking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Driveway extension


8th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete entrance repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Concrete Placer for patio

Work carried out by an employee of the company

4th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ohoka School Paving Footpath

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Concrete pad

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th June 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

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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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Stalwart Construction Ltd

Joined August 2007

Save moving and transform your house into your dream home with renovations, alterations and extensions, on time and on budget. We can help with plans and consents. If you want to upgrade to a New home, deal direct with the builder who is in contact the whole way through your project (not a salesperson). Plans available now to view and can easily be customized to suit you. Either new or...

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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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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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Gracious Living Property Maintenance

Joined July 2016

Small enough to listen...Big enough to deliver! With 25+ years experience in ALL aspects of home renovations repairs & maintenance. Below are just a few examples of what we do:- - Interior & exterior painting - Wooden window frame repairs - Roof cleaning & spraying - Waterblasting - PVC gutters & down-pipes repairs & fitting new - Waterproofing & removal /replacing of old roof nails & caps...

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Paul duffy

Joined August 2015

Qualified carpenter,I have 5+ years experience in carpentry. I pride myself in doing good work and completing it on time. I provide competitive quotes.

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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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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance are experts of building and glazing, 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 carpenter in Christchurch or...

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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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C Whall Construction

Joined September 2010

hi, i'm a qualified licensed builder who has been self employed for the last ten years doing smaller jobs right up to renovations an extensions. work well with the client to achieve a professional finish an on time an budget.

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DG Builders Canterbury

Joined December 2019

Hello. We do small to medium house repairs decks bathroom. General House maintenance. Concrete. Happy to quot House leveling. Drives paths patios the total experience of staff exceeds 30 years building

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Francis Stockman

Joined June 2015

Hi my name is Francis I am a fully qualified, licenced building practioner with over 15 years experience in the building industry. I have worked in both residential and commercial building in a leading hand/foreman roll as well as completing many projects on my own.I am currently based in christchurch where I am looking for small to medium sized projects to complete. Bathrooms,decks,extensions,re...

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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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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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The Concrete Boss Rolleston

Joined July 2020

We are The Concrete Boss Rolleston Your Local Concrete Contractor All Your Concrete & Landscaping Needs With One Team Small or Large jobs. New Home Build Packages. Kit set Shed and foundation Packages. HIRE A CONCRETE PLACER. Driveways - Vehicle Crossings Pathways - Patios - Steps Landscaping - Earthworks

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Mitchell and Milmine Construction

Joined September 2017

Mitchell + Milmine Construction is a small family owned residential building company focused on building quality. We are team players and are committed to working within our community with other locals alike. We are passionate about modern architecture, and believe each home tells a different story, this makes us the perfect partners on your next building adventure. We offer a transparent...

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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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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Dalco Civil ltd

Joined March 2021

Hi, I've been a general contractor in the Canterbury region for over 30 years and we specialise in drives, paths and patios and car parks in concrete or asphalt also the construction of decks, retaining walls, gazebos, drainage and small earth moving jobs, also onsite soil screening. Over the years we have turned our hand to just about everything with a solid reputation in our fields of work. We...

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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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