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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest fencing & gates case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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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Timber boundary fence

Posted 3 years ago

Boundary Fence approximately 80m long 2.1m high and one double gate. Quote to be detailed please, to include precise design and construction materials, as well as an expected time frame and schedule.

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Tracey at Cass Bay

Posted 3 years ago

We have approx 2m high fence at the bottom of our steep section in Cass Bay. It's on a lean as the posts were not secured very well according to the past owner. Just dirt and a bit of gravel, no cement. The fence itself is in good condition but needs to be put in it's original upright position.

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Cass Bay Fence

Posted 1 year ago

We are looking for a quote for a flat front fence - possibly dressed timber )but rough hewn if dressed too expensive) with approximately 15m at 1.5 high and 5 m including two gates at 1.8 m high . We also need Waratah type fencing (netting) 1.8 m high around our side boundary and part of the back boundary to a stream edge - the existing fencing is collapsed in places. We will be moving into the house and though it is unoccupied atm, we will need to let current owners know when someone is goin...

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Lyttelton fencing

Posted 2 years ago

Fencing a boundary, 2 runs. No gates. Timber posts, rail and vertical palings. One boundary almost flat one boundary Sloping but with easy access

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Chambers boundary fence renewal

Posted 2 years ago

Construct 6m of corrogated iron on timber frame boundary fence 1.8m high, plus 4m of timber paling fence (including 2m double wooden gates). Remove old wire and tin fence sections and lean-to shed prior to construction.

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Wire fence around home

Posted 3 months ago

we have a dog that keeps escaping- we'd like a wire fence (hurricane or similar) that will keep the dog in. The section is mostly flat or undulating. The fence height would need to be 1.5 (minimum).

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Fence and gates

Posted 1 year ago

Hi I am wanting a fence and an automatic gate

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Fix fence, 2.40m

Posted 2 years ago

A section of our fence has come away form the sleeper posts, it just needs to be repaired. The posts are solid and we would like them to be used. the rose in the picture will be cut down to make it easier access, plus the neighbour will allow access his side. length is 2.40 m and must include pailings 1.8m , galvanized, hot dipped nails, and rails all treated timber.

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New fence

Posted 2 years ago

Boundary fence colour steel treated posts and rails 23m long 1.5m height

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Chambers boundary fence

Posted 2 years ago

6m of corrugated iron fence, 1.8m high, plus 4m of timber paling fence, 1.8m high, to include 2 @ 1m wide gates. Wooden posts.

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John B

Posted 2 years ago

31 metres first 10 metres 1.2, mostly flat but last 5/6 metres 30 degree fall, diamond harbour, easy access

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Chambers driveway gate

Posted 2 years ago

1.8m high by 3m wide hinged/swung electric openning metal gate for private driveway. To be openned by remote or text. Security ligjts to come on to illuminate driveway when gates open.

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Marie

Posted 1 year ago

Trellis fence installed, some fencing removed and fence repair

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Standard Timber Fence - Internal Boundary

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to obtain quotes for a standard timber fence 1.8m high between two properties in Lyttelton covering approximately 38m2. Design, quotes and possible start dates required by first week of February or sooner. Cheers!

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Balcony screen

Posted 3 years ago

We would like to have a screen erected at the end of our balcony. We have already bought "Brustics" brushwood panels (1.8m high) & would like it to look something like the photo attached - with wooden framing. The area is approximately 4m in length. We would also like to have some other screening panels added to the top of another fence.

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Fence

Posted 2 years ago

hi would like a new fence pls budget is $1000 thanks from james

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Pet fencing

Posted 1 year ago

I need a pet fence and gates for my parents property before I arrive from Sydney with a staffy in a few weeks. There is already a loose mesh wire fence in place that needs replacing with something dog appropriate. And a new gate is required to the road exit. There is also two gates (provided) to be put up in one section to decrease the cost of fencing. And pending cost a small pedestrian gate to the garden. The job needs to be completed by 17 February (+/- one xtra day) before the dog...

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Demolish and reposition,

Posted 1 month ago

My builder followed fence line, and placed small wall and short span of taller fencing, neighbour surveyed , much later and says 100 year old fence line wrong and she owns Land inside the existing fence line. So i need to get it moved over.

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New fence

Posted 2 years ago

Timber Fence - approximately 25m in length, straight line running along flat ground. 1.8m high, 15mm palings. Posts to be dug extra deep due to high winds. Not in a rush. Needs to be completed before December to allow new house build on site.

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Fence 2

Posted 2 years ago

hi would like a new fence pls budget is $1000 thanks from james

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Find Fencing and Gate Professionals in Banks Peninsula

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.

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Dan Roberts Contracting

Joined March 2017

I can quote on all your fence repairs, new builds, pergolas, decks , planter boxes, concrete areas and landscaping projects . I can supply testimonials and references and have been in the fencing industry for 18 years.

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Blair Anderson

Joined May 2020

Hey, have been a builder for the last 10 years. I am a qualified carpenter and have my Carpentry LBP. Can complete any Building related jobs from new housing to renovations or just any little jobs to do with carpentry and always done to the highest of quality.

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Fast Fences

Joined December 2019

Fast Fences fixes and repairs old fences, install new fences, removes old fences, installs gates, and can coordinate and manage all your fencing needs - with great communication and attention to detail. I also build decks, pergolas and can deliver other home improvement tasks.

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Classic Timber Fences & ANDERSON PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Joined March 2016

Our small team at classic timber fences provides all the services connected with timber fence construction of any type or style. Comprising old fence demolition removal and disposal. New fence supply and construction and both pedestrian and driveway gate construction. As well as prep and painting / staining of these items if required. Also temporary fencing is available for security during the bui...

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Bearded Builder Ltd

Joined November 2017

Hi, We are a small company that focuses on the needs and wants of our clients. We specialise in custom timber work and renovations although that doesn't hold us back from new builds, in fact it gives you a better end product. We specialise in kitchens and door repairs. We do all sorts from insulation and architectural builds. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and our communication to the clien...

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Walter Construction

Joined March 2016

Hello there, Walter Construction provides residential building services to Christchurch. We have over 9 years experience in the building trade, we are both Qualified and Licensed Building Practitioner. No job is to small, whether its fences, decks, renovations or new builds we do the lot. We pride ourselves on providing high standard workmanship and free know obligation quotes, that we stick to on...

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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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Grasshopper Landscapes

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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Cadenza Gates & Fences

Joined August 2017

Open the gate to safe flexible and seriously attractive fencing solutions with Cadenza Gates and Fences, Commercial, Residential, Supply only or install.

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Dans Renovations

Joined February 2018

Dan's Renovations is a small company run by the owner Daniel. Dan has his LBP License and NZQA level 4 in carpentry and has been doing building & renovating for 15 years all over Africa and in Christchurch for the last 6 years. He has done many jobs for home owners in Christchurch with good results. He specializes in bathroom renos, kitchen renos, car ports, house extensions, decks, fences, veggie...

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Cam

Joined September 2016

Hi there. I've done about 6 years of building, but had a break for about 4 years. I'm looking to do some jobs for myself now. I'm an easy going, relaxed professional. I can give you estimates, and will work with you and provide you the best that I am able. I work hard to meet deadlines and am flexible, as things sometimes pop-up without expectation.

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Mitre Ben Construction Limited

Joined March 2016

Hi My name is Ben, and I run a small carpentry business servicing Canterbury and beyond. We specialise in new builds, renovations & hard landscaping I am happy to come to you and discuss what you are needing done, at a time that suits you. I am a Licenced Building Practitioner as well as being a Qualified Carpenter. Thanks for taking the time to check us out, Ben Powley

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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 P D Construction

Joined November 2016

HI I have been building for the past 20 years and have experience in new builds, renovations, home extensions, decks, roofing, fences. I have high standards and offer a great service.

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SMALL JOB SPECIALIST

Joined March 2019

Hi I have been building and renovating houses for 40 years and i am just doing odd jobs and maintainence . I Give free quotes and will do the work in time frame agreed upon

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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 - excavation and site clearance & levelling, retaining walls, paving, decking, pergolas and verandahs, fencing, garden and lawn installations. I also install Shadesails either attached to or independent of your home or building. I provide property maintenance services & tree work inclu...

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Top corner construction limited

Joined July 2018

Personally I have been in the Residential construction industry for 8 years, I specialize in Fencing, Decking, Pergolas also Interior linings and finishing My experience comes from a background in EQC repairs, Private Renovations, Light commercial and newly built homes. I am expanding into a managment role now as I have a highly skilled group of tradesmen behind me who can tackle most jobs, From...

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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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DnB Landscapes services

Joined September 2019

Hi ive been sculptural landscaper for the last 6 years ive now just gone out on my own i am very professional and work very hard to meet deadlines.At dnb Landscapes we pride ourselves in our very affordable prices.

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ATL Electrical LTD

Joined July 2016

ATL started out in 2007 as Automated Technologies. With two electricians and a passion for automation, a company was born! The two quickly found themselves in high demand and expanding. Since then, ATL has found it's electrical division skyrocket, with heat pumps and security divisions being founded alongside. These days you'll find 30 multi disciplined staff working on residential, commerc...

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