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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering fencing & gates related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

Achieve Success with Our Spring Landscaping Guide

Posted 04/08/16

Spring is the perfect season for undertaking landscaping projects in your garden. The soil is still soft, weeds are easily treated before they multiply, transplanting conditions are right. Most importantly, it is a fabulous time to start a landscape design project for your outdoor entertainment

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New Swimming Pool Fencing Changes Owners Must Know

Posted 29/12/16

Read up on the latest New Zealand swimming pool regulations... On January 1st 2017, new swimming pool fencing regulations come into play. The Building (Pools) Amendment Bill 2016 builds on the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 and the new pool safety provisions from the Building Act 2004

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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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Fencing Gate Contractors - What They Do?

Posted 05/11/10

Finding tradies to build a fence and/or gate is a popular job on our platform, but what exactly is that this type of contractor carries out? A fence is designed to divide off an area and restrict access to it. It will keep people out, or keep pets and children in. A good fence will provid

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Building a New Fence? Consider the Pros & Cons of DIY vs Hiring a Builder

Posted 12/03/13

Are you thinking about building a new fence? Need to learn more about the different fence types, materials and whether you need to hire a builder? Not all materials and designs are the same so it's important to consult with a professional. Should you do it yourself? Build-it-yourself fencing kit

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Guide to Installing Balustrades - Up to NZ Building Code Standard

Posted 14/09/17

Wondering what the NZ Building Code requirements are for balustrades on stairs and decking? Then you’re in the right place, we take a look... What is a Balustrade? A balustrade is basically a safety barrier. It can vary in appearance from simply a rail with supporting balusters, all the wa

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Installing a New Fence in Your Backyard Checklist

Posted 04/03/14

You're considering installing a new fence in your backyard and think you're ready to do it yourself.  But are you? Do you have every single thing you need? Are you positive that what you've planned will deliver exactly what you want, in terms of privacy and use-ability? There's nothing more frust

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Keeping Puppies Safe - One Gate at a Time

Zeppelin, the Swedish Vallhund, has been a long awaited addition to one couples home. But before this bundle of energy could be let outside, some backyard gate improvements were necessary... MJ's dream dog had always been a Swedish Vallhund. After moving to Christchurch and settling in, the time was finally right to make this dream come true. MJ and her husband, Josh, tracked down a breeder, got themselves on the list, and settled in to wait for their ball of fluff to arrive. Once they got word their new family member was on his way, they went about preparing for his arrival. At the top of the list was "puppy proofing" their backyard gate. The Problem They wanted to feel secure letting Zeppelin out into the backyard without the worry of him escaping, and their existing gate wasn't doing enough in the way of reassurance. The gate was wire mesh, potentially "quite chewable" for those razor sharp milk teeth. This is where Builderscrack enters the story... The Solution MJ, a self conf

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Driveway Fence

Posted 18 minutes ago

Need to enclose our property with children coming soon. Could be electric or manual gate. Will just depend on costings as i'm unaware of whats possible for this scenario. Gate can be in two places. Half way up the drive way (Option A) or adjacent with the fence line (Option B - Not preferred but open to it if need be). Keen for the Fence option to child proof - If wooden, i'll paint it same as fence colours ect.

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Install palings along existing fence frame

Posted 1 hour ago

Install 2.1m high fence palings along existing approx 13m of fence frame. Nothing to remove.

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Current fencing requiring to be fixed

Posted 3 hours ago

Have two fences that are requiring to be fixed. The framing of the fence is ok however trellis is used within the framing which is falling apart or is no longer there, Require the trellis to be replaced with steel/iron or something sturdy to ensure it can keep a dog in and provide privacy. First photo shows the current fence and photo two shows an example of what I would like with the exception of using our existing framing.

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Fence repairs

Posted 4 hours ago

Fence on property falling down. Need repair done.

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New fence

Posted 7 hours ago

Existing fence needs replacing

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Replace fence and gate

Posted 23 hours ago

I am looking at getting my back fence/gate replaced (would like it to be higher than it currently is). Ideally for saftey & security reasons I would prefer to have the job completed in 1 day as the other side of the fence is a large park (I assume the council would pay for some of the cost of the fencing)? I am unsure of how much the job will cost (never had to replace a fence before)!

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Gate repair

Posted 1 day ago

We have a manual gate (timber ) and are currently having issues with a wheel where the gate struggles to close . It would be great if someone could repaid this .

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Fencing

Posted 1 day ago

Metal fencing plus two gates installations about 10 to 15 meters length (rough estimate) height about 12m. Also wanting a garden shed installated so it will be very handy if someone able to do both jobs thank you.

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Fence Repair/Replacement

Posted 1 day ago

I have a small fence that needs to be replaced - approximately 3.5 metres long, less than a metre high. Photo attached - no trellis required at the top. Need this done asap and looking for quotes.

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Fencing. Post and wire

Posted 1 day ago

Fence needed to protect vegetable garden from dog. Post and fence style. Rough measurement is 29m total. Picture 1 is the style I would like, or similar. Picture 2 is the garden to be fenced

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Trellis Timber fence to match existing

Posted 1 day ago

Need to build Trellis fence Approx 4.2m long, 1.5m high to match existing fence. Need the job done around the first week of September.

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Rural fencing on Small lifestyle block

Posted 1 day ago

100m driveway Post and batton fence needing repairs. I.e missing battons X50 roughly. Few patches in netting. 1/2 Dozen posts that need to be rammed in. Dozen Top rails. Are roughly 3m x 20cm. . To be stock proof

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Gate and fence needed

Posted 1 day ago

fence and gate needed to prevent dog escaping

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Corrugated iron fence removal 16.45 long

Posted 1 day ago

Correlated iron fence and post removal 1.5m high and 16.45m long

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Timber rear fence

Posted 1 day ago

New timber rear fence 1.8m high and 16.45m long.

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6.5m x 1.2m Automatic Sliding Gate - Supply & Install

Posted 2 days ago

We are after a 6.5m x 1.2m Automatic Sliding Gate to be Supplied & Installed. Design idea is in photos - Black with vertical poles. Power source is 7m away. Trees will be removed by myself if required. Please itemise a price for entry pin-pad, exit button & IR beam.

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Fencing front yard

Posted 2 days ago

16m of 1.5m fencing down one side. 11m of 1.5m fencing plus gate down the other (front is fenced).

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Dog Run to be Built

Posted 2 days ago

I am wanting a dog run to be constructed adjacent to my house. Size would be very approximately 8m long x 4m wide. Happy to discuss material options, have looked into both deer fencing and pool fencing. We intended to do it ourselves but have had a change in circumstances and need something put up asap. Thanks!

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Timbertop Fence

Posted 2 days ago

2 Sections of fencing to be done. One is probably around 10 meters long the other needs to be raised, possibly with trellis.

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Small fence 1.5 metres high

Posted 2 days ago

Build a new fence which was damaged by a car. 3 metres long by 1.5 metres high

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Recent fencing & gates reviews

With over 141,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Sagging wooden gate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

new fence posts x 8 installed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Corrogated Iron Fencing.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Manual gates for the front entrance / driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Fencing road frontage

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Alderson/Hibberd fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Ruth McKenzie

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fence and gate required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Plain paling fence please

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need a few gates and leveling off some trellis

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Loose section of the wooden fence


7th August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

fix fence and deck and other fixups around the house

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

7th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair/replace Courtyard Fencing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shane Young

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Side fencing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

May Jean's , tin fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Fiona Silvester

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair/replace pool fence

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Aluminum fence and gate

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sliding auto Metal Front Gate of section.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4
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