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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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To fill saw cuts placed in error.

Posted 2 months ago

We have a brand new concrete pad for a garage. Unfortunately the concrete has been cut in the wrong places. We need 5 saw cuts prepared and filled. Each is 350 mm long approx 4mm wide and 25 mm deep. Photos show A,B, C and D. There is also an E not shown but is the same. The engineered solution is to follow the Mapefloor I 900 preparation guidelines in terms of preparation requirements. Then pour Mapefloor I 910 into the saw cuts. We will require an approved Mapei applicator to complete the w...

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Small foot path concreted

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for Quotes , Excavate box and pour a new Coloured concrete path. 12.75 sqm

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Driveway Extension and Concrete Pad for a Shed

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there. We have moved into brand new home and need driveway extended in aggregate concrete. Size is approx 29 m2 and needs to include mesh and expansion cuts. Also we require a 6.25 m2 plain concrete pad to house a shed in the back yard. Please submit your best prices as we need this done asap. Thanks

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Car port floor 6x6.

Posted 1 week ago

Concrete poured and floated for car port floor, 6x6 meters. Will already be boxed.

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Concrete Repairs - Spalling in Foundation & Path

Posted 1 month ago

"LOOKING FOR QUOTES" 1. Four corners of the ring foundation is cracking (assuming this is spalling concrete), would like this repaired. One has kind of been repaired but will need fixing. (as per photos) 2. Concrete path has hole forming - concrete disintegrating , cut out hole & patch. Issue is about the size of a hand. No photo shown. I am assuming both tasks can be completed by the same tradie.

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Driveway laying

Posted 5 months ago

We are on a 1 acre section in Oxford and have recently finished our house. Currently our driveway is gravel and we’d like to now get a more permanent driveway, potentially asphalt as it sounds like the better option from a budget and maintenance point of view. Timeframe for the job is before winter.

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Concrete Pad for Dining Area

Posted 1 week ago

Seeking quotation for Concrete Dining Area Pad. 11m2, stepped in at the Front. Area has been Site Scrapped. Concrete would need to be level with existing Exposed Aggregate Pad in another area, approximately 25mm above current Site Height (Stones planned for Path Areas between). When quoting can you please advise depth of Concrete Pad. Can you please provide a Quote for both Plain and Charcoal Coloured. Happy to have small gap between Concrete Pad and Existing Garden Boulder edging.

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4x7m Basketball Court

Posted 3 months ago

Have to get a quote for the above area to put on an asphalt B Ball court. The area is already boxed up and it has loose chip aggregate on it.

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Riverstone Motel

Posted 2 months ago

Approx 15m2 of concrete to be removed. Then base to lowered by approx 80mm about 3 barrows full. Then concrete to be relayed.

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Floor Slab - Garage

Posted 5 months ago

We are looking to build a Totalspan Garage/ Workshop on our property at 133 Allison Crescent in Kaiapoi. Can you quote to construct the concrete slab? We would like you to price to take this project from excavation to completed slab. Please include to liaise with Waimakariri District Council to organize inspections required. Thus giving you control over timings. Site is relatively flat, photo attached. We are a back section, access is down a wide driveway. Site is at the end of the...

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Driveway Extension and Extra concrete pad

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there. We have moved into brand new home and need driveway extended in aggregate concrete. Size is 29 m2 and needs to include mesh and expansion cuts. Also we require a 6.25 m2 plain concrete pad to house a shed in the back yard. Please submit your best prices as we need this done asap. Thanks

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Asphalt path in playground

Posted 4 months ago

We currently have a sloped path made of stones embedded into a clay (?) base. After a number of years and good usage, this is started to degrade. We're thinking an asphalt path might be the way to go ..... measures about 18 sq m. Interested on getting a quote for this.

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Driveway add on

Posted 2 months ago

Hi.. after concreting small patch next to existing driveway per photos ... Total 13.65m2 Photos provide more info Flexible on timing, ideally by end of July, easy access.

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Driveway repairs

Posted 1 week ago

Our tar & chip driveway has developed some potholes and also wearing away at the edges (quite a lot of edges have worn) which we'd like repaired to look nice again.

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Two Shed Slabs

Posted 2 weeks ago

Concrete Shed Floor: To site scrape empty shed soil floor area, excavate 150mm and remove the spoil from site. To refill area with 100mm of compacted hardfill. To prepare and box area with footings then supply and lay 665 mesh. To supply 30mpa concrete then place and finish 125mm plain concrete shed floor. Includes expansion sawcutting

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Path to be concreted

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for quotes for concreting a path down the side of our house to the studio at the back. Path is 12 metres in length, 800mm in width and needs to be concreted. Minor prep work done , have dug out the area needed to be concreted.

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Void fill

Posted 4 months ago

area,s of void filling required beneath conncrete internal floors. gpr void scan done by cook/costello showing void locations

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Vehicle crossing

Posted 1 month ago

new 7m wide vehicle crossing required to be formed and sealed to Waimakariri District Council standard. Traffic management plan, inspections etc . Have obtained consent for crossing so now need qualified contractor to under take work in next 6 - 8 weeks [can be sooner] . Section is in Bowmaker Cres, Ravenswood, Woodend.

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Concrete Paver Laying

Posted 1 week ago

Lay 600mm x 600mm concrete pavers (30mm thick) on mortar over 100mm thick compacted AP 20 base. 70mm gaps between all pavers. Area: 6.25m x 2.7m approx. Very good close access to work area. Please quote with and without the compacted base. Thank you.

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Recent concreting & paving reviews

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Remove step at end of driveway


30th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small concrete cutting job

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Driveway Repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Concrete cleaning and sealing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Concrete pad

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th June 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Driveway extension


8th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Driveway add on

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paving Paths

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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

Concrete drive

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Parking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

concrete patio

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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Daryl's Plumbing and 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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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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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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Jays concrete plus

Joined December 2019

Hi I’ve been building roads motorways, footpaths and driveways for 12 years plus. I specialise in concrete work but can do all sorts of jobs from excavation, asphalt, kerbing, paving, landscaping. No job is too tough . I work hard to make sure any job i take on is delivered on time and to a very high standard. I take pride in my work, will give you a very fair quote and will always try to work wi...

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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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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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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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Eastcoast Landscapes

Joined August 2020

We are a small family run landscaping business. We provide all aspects of residential and commercial landscaping and property maintenance. We are happy to provide a free quote. We have been established for 15 years and pride ourselves on high quality work. We do work in the Christchurch, Waimakariri and Hurunui areas.

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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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McArtney Drainage

Joined July 2021

McArtney Drainage is a local Canterbury family business which is owned and operated by Tom McArtney and Mikaela Edwards Tom is fully certified and also a CCC approved drainlayer with over 10 years experience in all areas of drainage including residential, commercial, wastewater treatment and stormwater tanks. Contact today for a free quote

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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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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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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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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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McDonald Contracting

Joined June 2020

McDonald Contracting has been known for quality services and the highest level of professionalism. No matter what service you’re looking for, we guarantee to not only meet, but exceed your expectations and ensure your full satisfaction. We do all forms of landscaping including decks, pergolas, fences and even artificial grass. We do renovations and you can be assured the job will done to a hig...

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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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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts of Joinery, 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, sliding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrades, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do yo...

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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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Think Construction Ltd.

Joined March 2010

Company Profile: We are a building company specialising in residential projects from small alterations to new house builds. We work with the client from the design concept through to the completion of your project (or anywhere in between). We work closely with designers (yours or ours), to ensure continuity and confidence in your build, from concept to completion. Personal Profile: Direct...

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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