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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest fencing & gates case studies

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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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Paint & Mend 6 Unit Fence

Posted 2 months ago

Wooden fence around six houses/units and driveway needs repairs and painting.

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H & J's Fence.

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi. We need a quote to remove existing fencing/hedging and build a new wooden pailing fence (96m) around three sides of our property and a picket fence (16m) along the street front. Boundary fencing costs to be split between owners ( 4 others). We have spoken too them and will issue the 21 day notice once quotes are done and work ready to start. We would like to move quickly on this and have completed as soon as able.

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Backyard fence

Posted 4 days ago

I would need a quote for have a new backyard fence, either timber or iron.

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Old villa front gate post, replace

Posted 1 month ago

old corner post now leaning, new gate installed some time ago, post needs replacing. age

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Fence (Wooden Slats with Cement Base)

Posted 2 months ago

We need our existing Fence removed and a cement base poured before the new fence is constructed. Looking for quotes at this stage.

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New gates and extend fence

Posted 2 months ago

Create small new area of fence to match current. 1.9 metre length (L shape - 1 metre and 90 cm) and make 2 gates 110cm wide (need to be lockable to children) Height 90cm above deck.

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Building dog fences (run) #2

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need to build a dog run in my backgarden. Measurements approx 16 x 13 m with a fence to seperate the 2 runs. Gates on each run and one fence in between the 2. Metal fencing, about2 to 2.20 m high. Garden has a slope. See pictures attached Needs to be done latest August 20. For a good team max 1 day work, at best. Generous payment for exellent work. Adiotionally specs can be provided in detail.

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Residential Property Dog Fencing #2

Posted 3 weeks ago

Measure up, purchase and install dog-proof fencing, including several gates. One tricky aspect to the job is the installation of a couple of gate posts into pre-existing concrete driveway.

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Fence to keep the pet safe

Posted 1 month ago

Fencing around the house and couple of gates

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Colour steel fencing

Posted 1 month ago

I need to a fencing tradie to supply and install colour fencing in my property, with height 1.8 m and 18 m long.

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Back Fence

Posted 1 month ago

Demolish old corrugated iron fence, clear fence line and remove old fence and obstructing vegetation from site. Install new approx 12 metre long 1.8M high post and rail paling fence similar to adjacent fence. Treated timber. 100 x 100 posts maximum 2 meters apart concreted into holes minimum 600mm deep. 3 rails of 100 x 50 with 150 x 25 palings . Palings to be screwed.

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Dog proofing

Posted 2 weeks ago

Construct a garden gate to be attached to concrete house and fence across a 1.5 m gap. Apron 1m in height. Alter 5m of trellis to be a little longer to enclose the gap and closer to the ground so that a dog will not go under. Maybe could just all come out and construct a wooden fence similar to the picture

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Backyard fencing

Posted 1 month ago

Backyard needs to be fenced to keep dog safe. Two sides to be done in timber with two gates and one side with wire fencing. There is a wire fence already in place down the left side of the property, but this needs to be upgraded. The backyard is on two levels. One side of timber fence will replace a hedge (neighbour has agreed to a new fence-photo 3) the other timber side will go across the bottom of the section (in photo 2 fencing will cross where the trellis is). The wire segment will be in b...

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Fence to be replaced

Posted 2 months ago

Need a fence replaced, door handles replaced on existing doors. Also s kitchen top replacement and trim in a toilet needs replaced. A painter to paint inside house three bedroom.

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Full boundary fencing

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for quotes to get the boundary fencing done on my quarter acre section. Some has concreted and chain link along the front and down one side and the other 2 sides are hedges. Would like quotes for both removal of existing hedge and fence and if we remove it ourselves. Standard 1.8 will be fine will need to use existing gates on one side of property and install electric gate across driveway (big enough for 2 cars)

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Glenross Fences

Posted 1 day ago

Remove an existing Hedge and provide an approx 12m of Wooden Fence as for existing boundary fence as per (Photo 1) Provide fence as per area shown in (Photo2) approx 3.9m long 1.0m high Replace existing fence (Photo 3) beside street gate 1.3H x 1.8 long and 3.9m L x 1.3m H

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Basic fence for safety

Posted 2 months ago

Just a quote for a basic fence (any material considered...whatever you would think is best) for a small upper section. Fence is needed for safety... very bid drop below. No major deadlines.

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Small additional fence to enclose backyard

Posted 2 weeks ago

I'm planning to get a dog; the back half of my section has decent height fences around the border, but at the front it's way too short. I'm looking to put in a fence (~1.5m high) across the section about halfway down the side of the house so that just the back part of the section is enclosed. It would also need a gate. Ideally it would be good if this could be done in a month (or sooner if possible).

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Repair or replace wooden fence

Posted 1 week ago

Wooden fence on street is buckled. May need to be completely replaced, or topped in half horizontally and shortened. Adjoining fence at right angles down boundary between neighbour has pales missing, needs replacing. Not a day job. Wanting nice street frontage. Not urgent but within 4 months rough timeframe.

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Building dog fences (run)

Posted 4 weeks ago

I need to build a spacious dog run in my backgarden. Measurements approx 15 x 10 m with a fence to seperate the 2 runs. Gate on each run and one fence in between the 2. Metal fencing, about 1.8 m high, no need for fancy looks. Garden has a slope. See pictures attached Needs to be done within the next 6 weeks.

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Recent fencing & gates reviews

With over 169,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

New fence and gate on street frontage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace our fence please

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dog fence needed urgently

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Small front yard fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gate with arbour & trellis fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New gates and extend fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix existing fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front fence and driveway gate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

John Kidson

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fence build

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden paling fence 14m long x 2m high

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Fence post concreting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fence builder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Fence (Wooden Slats with Cement Base)

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 2

Domestic Fence (Wood)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Side Gate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th March 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Wood and wire fence

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Fence, Gates, Windows Frames + Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden gate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Basic fence for safety

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Silver Fern Bathrooms Ltd

Joined December 2015

Hi, I've been in the building industry for 15 years and have extensive experience in all aspects of the residential market such as new builds, renovations and more recently specializing in bathroom renovations. I am a Licensed Building Practitioner and belong to NZ Certified Builders association. My aim is to take the stress out of renovating and deliver customer satisfaction with a professional j...

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The Garden Maker

Joined June 2017

Hi, landscaping, is my specialty and has largely been my occupation for about 12 years, I also sometimes make tables/shelves/cabinets from native timber and Macrocarpa, and have produced commercial cafe fit outs. I worked for a landscaping firm in Wellington for 3 years, followed by working for landscaping firm in Dunedin for five years before deciding to go out at it alone. I have an eye fo...

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Dunedin City Contracting

Joined February 2017

We are a large firm specializing all all aspects of property maintenance and construction. We employ qualified Builders, Electricians and interior decorators. We Also do landscaping and excavation. Basically anything related to domestic or commercial properties. We make it easy having all trades in house for project management, no need to try and coordinate tradesmen from multiple businesses as we...

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SB 2 Build ltd

Joined January 2017

Together we have been in the building trade for over 25 years. Sam is our registered licenced building practitioner and have experience in new builds, renovations, alterations and extensions as well as fencing, decks and all scopes of concrete works.We deliver a high quality end product and pride ourselves on keeping within budget and time frames! Additionally we have access to a wide range of su...

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J Roy Construction Limited

Joined January 2019

J Roy Construction Limited offers fully licensed building services in all areas of the building trade at competitive rates. We are honest, efficient and reliable when it comes to any job no matter the size. We are specifically interested in Sustainable and Passive Builds. We work very hard outside work hours on communicating with clients to make sure there is clarity and understanding with the pro...

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Catlins Coast Building Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi there We are a Building company covering Southland/Catlins/Otago Very professional and prompt contact Very fussy and neat and tidy quality work High end architectural background and also taking on all the small jobs Let us see how we can assist you ?

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FMH Electrix Ltd

Joined April 2018

Our company are: - Registered Master Electrician ( electrical contractors association nz) - Site safe member - IQP( independent qualified person) Auckland council - Ministery of justic( security licensed) - accredited Mistubishi installer - accredited fujitsu installer. We do Domestic, commercial & industrial job.

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Complete Restorations &Scaffolding LTD

Joined January 2018

Complete Restorations and Scaffolding is a Dunedin based company focusing on providing high-quality service for your property needs. From small assignments to big renovation and restoration projects, our experienced team is always happy to help.

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Ezy Kerb Otago

Joined November 2018

Concrete Kerbing for edging all your driveways, gardens and lawn edges. We can do this in a wide range of colours and stamp effects. We also do full landscaping, fencing, retaining walls as well as outdoor timber BBQ table and bench seats, planter boxers and bar leaners.

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DCR Building Services Ltd

Joined July 2011

Im a Licensed builder in Queenstown , i have been building for 16 years specializing in new homes and anything below, i.e fences, alterations, decks, re-clads etc. I strive for perfection and getting the job done right the first time while being done quickly. I treat every job i do as if its for myself in my own home so i would want it done to perfection.

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Ovoss Builders

Joined May 2008

Hi, Ovoss Builders is a well established small business in Dunedin. We have more than 20 years of building experience and have a vast range of knowledge in the residential and commercial industry. We have an excellent and reliable support system, electricians, plumbers etc. and pride ourselves on innovative solutions and tidy workmanship. We are up to date with the latest techniques, materials and...

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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool - statutory - Vehicle. *Fork lift - High Reach Operato...

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Better Brothers Construction

Joined December 2017

We are a family owned and operated company working throughout New Zealand. With 15 years experience in renovations, new builds, extensions and multi-story concrete construction - Both brothers Stefano and Samuel are on site and on the tools so you directly benefit from our expertise. We believe in a safe, tidy site, a strong work ethic and doing things right!

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nVisage Media

Joined February 2020

nVisage Media offers a range of general building repairs and maintenance services as well as coordination and project management for larger projects. Primarily catering for the domestic client, we do however we have experience in commercial environments are and happy to discuss any requirements you may have in either setting. If we can't help, we will endeavor to assist in finding an alternative...

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Grid Construction Ltd

Joined October 2016

Hi, We specialize in anything building. Whether its a small maintenance job, through to your dream home or renovation. I am a LBP Accredited qualified builder and pride myself on working to deadlines providing high quality workmanship. Get in touch for competitive pricing. Look forward to working with you.

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, I’m Brad Roberts, the Director of Nu Vista Homes. We are a family operated business with over 12 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. 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 and understand what you want so that we c...

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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello, Certified drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 15 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage. Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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DIY Dave

Joined May 2017

I am a handyman business and I get those jobs done that you have been putting off or never getting around to completing. I have a whole range of jobs that I do on a regular basis, for example fencing, decking and deck repairs, weatherboard replacement, garden shed assembly or built from scratch. Also general home maintenance and repairs.

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Sunshine Lane Building

Joined May 2020

Hi. Sunshine Lane Building is a new building firm in Dunedin. Our professional qualified carpenters are motivated and highly skilled at delivering quality building projects. Cost and time effective solutions and a experience that you will enjoy. We are skilled in Computer Aided Design so we can quickly and cost effectively produce some concept drawings for you. Example. You want to renovate your b...

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