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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chambers boundary fence

Posted 1 year 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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Lyttelton fencing

Posted 1 year 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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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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Chambers driveway gate

Posted 1 year 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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Lyttleton Job

Posted 3 years ago

1: Replace a 5 rails on a side fence. See attached photo 2: Replace hinges on subfloor door and reattach to associated framework. See attached photo. 3: Reinstate missing wooden section on a barge board. See attached photo.

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Marie

Posted 1 year ago

Trellis fence installed, some fencing removed and fence repair

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Timber boundary fence

Posted 2 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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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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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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Fence and gates

Posted 1 year ago

Hi I am wanting a fence and an automatic gate

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New fence

Posted 3 years ago

Removal of existing fence and installation of a wooden paling fence. Length approx. 17 metres. Hill section and downward side on slope. Housing NZ property on border so sharing costs.

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Fence 2

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Pet fencing

Posted 8 months 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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Fence

Posted 1 year ago

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

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New timber fence

Posted 3 years ago

Please could I have a quote for a new timber fence for a residential section in inner Akaroa. This is the boundary shared by 11 & 12 Bruce Tce which is at present unfenced, I am the owner of No 12 which is a vacant near level site. This boundary is about 29m long. We would like the new fence in the same style as the existing street boundary fence (photo attached), the pickets on the existing fence are approximately 95mm x 25 at about 30mm spacing’s. The height of the new fence to be about 1.5m....

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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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New fence

Posted 2 years ago

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

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More Than Handy

Joined July 2020

More Than Handy is a family owned property maintenance and joinery business based in Christchurch and servicing the wider Canterbury region. Our high standards, professionalism and Workmanship Guarantees ensure our clients are 100% satisfied with our work from quote to sign off. From cutting a stray branch and hanging a door to shop fit-outs and kitchens, we have you covered.

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit ... .nz

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JRB Homes Ltd

Joined March 2018

As a business owner and site foreman, I strive to provide the best work ethics in both client and colleague relationships. I pride myself in time management, effective communication and quality control in all areas of my business. Over the last two years of developing my business, I have successfully built, renovated and repaired homes. My overall goal is to be competitively priced with the best e...

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TW Plastering and Building

Joined April 2015

I am a highly experienced builder with great attention to detail. I truly believe in making the customer happy, even if something is difficult to achieve, the homeowner comes first. I have a great track record of positive feedback, I have added some to the photos section. Please feel free to take a read, I am very proud of my work. Please search my business name in Facebook to see photos of pre...

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Swift Electrical Services LTD

Joined March 2020

I am Qualified and Experienced Electrician. Swift Electrical Service company's aim is to provide best services to clients. We believe in earning Clients trust and to see them happy after completion of job. We are specialized in total residential electrical and security work. We provide no obligation free quote. Bring any quote and we will beat it by 10%. See you soon on our next project.

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SJM Construction LTD

Joined July 2020

Hi, we are a local family business. I am the owner/builder so you know exactly who you are dealing with from quote to completion. Let it be bringing your old kitchen/bathroom back to life or finally adding that dream outdoor space, I am here to help. I pride myself on providing honest and professional advice to my clients and making sure that they are happy right through the construction proces...

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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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Limitless Property Services

Joined December 2019

Hi there, My name is Dan and i'm a local from Christchurch. I am currently living in the Selwyn area, where I have recently just built my own home. -I am a qualified builder who is also LBP accredited (Licensed Building Practitioner) with over 13 years experience in carpentry. -I am also a skilled excavator operator with 3 years in heavy civil works. -I have my own 1.7T digger, 2.5...

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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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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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CJs Repairs

Joined February 2020

I am a sole trader mainly doing small construction and repairs to residential buildings. I offer a bit of everything and like to turn my hand to a creative solution for unusual projects

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Zen Builders

Joined April 2020

Zen Builders is a small Canterbury owned and operated building company specialising in architectural homes. However, we are also passionate about adding character to older homes - whether the job be big or small. We pride ourselves on costumer satification, communication, high-quality workmanship, and sticking within the budget. We look forward to working along side you.

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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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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management. Im your one stop shop to take care of your project.

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Ideal property maintenance

Joined February 2014

Ideal property maintenance is a small property maintenance company which provides maintenance services to both residential and commercial customers in the Canterbury area

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ASAP REPILING

Joined May 2020

Hi Guys! 25+ years exp onsite building foundation Releveling & repiling experts when you need that job done asap! Full or partial house repiles/jack & pack) Full or partial floor Releveling Brick veneer & nib wall foundation Underpinning We provide Good Quotes! Good Work! Good Results! It's all Good! 👍

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London landscapes ltd

Joined April 2020

With 15 years exp in landscape construction and design we are a small friendly buisness that prides its self on reputation for producing quality landscape gardens for a range of budgets.

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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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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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Supreme Services

Joined June 2019

Hi, Supreme Services provides Landscaping services. I am qualified as a Landscaper & Landscape Gardener having over 20 years experience. Contact me personally for all aspects of Landscaping - excavation work and site levelling, demolition and site clearance, paving, decking, fencing, garden and lawn installations. Tree work including pruning and tree lopping and stump grinding. I am Cert...

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