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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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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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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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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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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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Low profile driveway fence

Posted 2 months ago

Have a sloping drive with newly shaped gravel surface. Post holes have been dug and posts and timber are stained and ready [other than that post wholes have water in quite a few of them!!] Have got bags of concrete on hand and will order builders mix delivered. Now need a builder to quote to complete the job. Timber is 1.2m x 100mm sq posts x 38 200 x 50 H4 retaining 4.2 lenghts The fence will only be 2 boards high on each side of the driveway. Presume bolts are best but will take advice on...

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Repair fence

Posted 3 months ago

Basic corrugated fence that is in need of repair. Doesn’t need to be pretty, just functional repair needed.

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Fence replacement

Posted 2 months ago

An old fence needs to be replaced with a full height timber fence. (The fence is currently 2 different heights) The existing fence runs along one edge of our property is is approx 25metres long. We are wanting a simple plain boundary fence, nothing fancy :-)

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Side Gate

Posted 2 months ago

1.3m wide gap needs a wooden gate, 1.2m high approx to keep a toddler safe in back yard. House is brick and there is a small concrete pillar on the other side that could be attached to. Prefer vertical palings and simple but nice style, small hole to reach through for sliding bolt. One downward sliding bolt for wind protection if required.

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New fence needed

Posted 1 month ago

Need an old fence pulled down and a new one put up asap. Possibly some other little jobs too. Would need someone this week

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Installing Child Gate

Posted 1 month ago

I have a pet/child gate that needs installed on a balcony. This job mostly involves the fixing of screws into the concrete to hang the gate. Time estimate 30 to 60minutes.

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Domestic Fence (Wood)

Posted 1 month ago

We had some fencing blow down a couple months back that needs fixing. However, the whole thing could probably get a major overhaul. Keen on quotes for both.

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New fence

Posted 1 month ago

remove hedge and install new 1.8m high fence approx 30m

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Garden Fencing

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a relatively large section, with parts that are fenced and parts that are very poorly fenced or missing fencing completely. We would like to get an idea of cost involved in getting the property properly fenced (dog safe)!

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Timber fence

Posted 1 month ago

10-12 m long fence 1.8 m high along our property boundary.

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Fence, gate and temporary fence

Posted 2 months ago

Hi I have bought a tiny cute puppy and need to dog proof the back yard. I need a fence/gate around the back of my house, normal fence height, built . As well as a temporary side fence, and possibly a gate at the driveway. There are also wee gaps along the bottom of my current fences that is like made dog proof. The puppy is tiny and every gap needs to be covered lol. I need the back gate/fence and dog proofing current fences work done ASAP!! The driveway gate and side fence can ha...

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Residential Property Dog Fencing

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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Wood and wire fence

Posted 2 months ago

We would like a wire mesh fence installed on our property - about 25m or so to join an existing wire mesh fence (which will need repair after hedge pulled out damaged it).

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Boundary Fence

Posted 1 month ago

In need of a fence to replace a broken one, that is the boundary fence separating my property from the neighbours. The boundary length is 33m with the first 19m slightly lower than that back third. After a cost-effective wooden paling like solution. Please enquire if you need extra info to be able to provide a quote, thanks! Low part = 1.2m high High part = 1.5m high

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Fix existing fence

Posted 1 month ago

Replace about 10 metres of pailings (could be a little more). Remove old ones. Replace with new ones.

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Gate installation

Posted 2 months ago

Re[place section of fence install posts and 14ft gate as soon as possible

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Fence post installation

Posted 2 days ago

Wanting fence post/framing of a fence installed around boundary line

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Simple fence & 2 small gates

Posted 2 months ago

14 metres of fencing needed along flat back garden along with 2 small gates on side of house. Fence doesn't need to be anything flash.. just something simple, natural and high enough to keep future dog from jumping over.

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Fully Fencing Property - Dog Proofing

Posted 2 months ago

Required: Basic mesh/chicken-wire fencing for 520sqm(+/-) section. Special considerations: MUST be dog proof. Time-frame: As soon as possible. Hi there, I am looking to get a quote for the above job. Our place is very close to the street and on a shared driveway. I'm concerned my dog (who has zero road sense) will chase his ball and go right in front of a car. Therefore, the main purpose of this fence will be to pet proof the property.

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Removal of existing hedge and erect a fence down driveway

Posted 2 months ago

Require a quote for the following job: Shared fenceline with a Housing Corp property. Existing hedge is dying so needs removal then erect a wooden paling fence. This will then be forwarded to Housing Corp as I'm expecting them to share the cost. Timeframe is open

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Recent fencing & gates reviews

With over 159,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Gate with arbour & trellis fence

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23rd September 2019

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 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Dog fence needed urgently

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 4

Garden gate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fence, Gates, Windows Frames + Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th October 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

new fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small front yard fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Child proofing our property

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

new fence

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Replace our fence please

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th October 2019

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

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

Laura

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Fence post concreting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Help!!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th November 2018

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 build

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Twin Ropes Technical Services

Joined June 2018

We specialise in work at height jobs, plus a wide variety of technical services including stand-alone solar and off-grid solutions for remote locations. If you are struggling with a solution to your at-height problem, let us know!

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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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CRD Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Hi, we are a small Christchurch construction company. All earthquake work undertaken, foundations, new builds all building work undertaken. we pride ourselves in doing the job right.

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DBLHomes

Joined February 2020

We are a small carpentry company specialising in renovations and alterations. We believe that through correct estimating, planning and communication your next project with us will run smoothing, be completed on time and within your budget. We have a number of trusted sub trades and designers, that if required for the completion of your project we can liaise with and manage.

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renovationz ltd

Joined February 2010

We pride ourselves on being up front & honest with our clients, we take the time to listen to what you require & complete each job in a timely & professional manor.

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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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Jim and Sons Limited

Joined August 2012

We are a very freindly,company,passionate about getting it right for the customer. We have been in the building industry for over 30 years,covering alterations/addition,s through to new homes. We can manage a project ,if required. Maintance is also a big part of our buisness. Please check the website for area,s covered and services provided. Look forward to hearing from potential new cli...

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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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Effective Property Solutions

Joined July 2019

We Specialise in Painting , Decorating and Maintenence Services We offer Personalised Solutions to match your Specific property requirents along with a Prompt , Friendly and Professional Service all at Competitive Prices. Make contact today and we would love to help assist you complete all your requirements and work with you so as to make sure its all a smooth , straight foward , stress fr...

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SLR ENTERPRISES LTD

Joined October 2015

Thank you for taking time to view our profile for your upcoming project. Our team complete minor building works/repairs, home and rental property maintenance and landscape construction. Whether its your home, a rental or commercial property our team can be of service as below.... Balustrade - 'Peak' Balustrade Installer Landscape Construction - Repairs & New Builds - Fences & Ga...

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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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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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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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SB 2 Build ltd

Joined January 2017

Together we have been in the building trade for over 20 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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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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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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fineline fencing ltd

Joined June 2018

Hi we have been building fencing all around Dunedin for the last 16years lots of experience. we take a lot of pride I what we do offering professional outcome. hard working easy going. we all way met dead end times and completing jobs on budget

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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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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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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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