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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Fence replacement

Posted 1 week ago

After this fence to be replaced with colour steel Metalcraft or similar. Timber and posts to be removed. Has a concrete strip running underneath.

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Kobus back Fence

Posted 1 week ago

Straight 24m long 1.8 high fence. Some trees may need trimming. Wood frame with roof sheet cladding. Concrete strip at bottom

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Small fence repair /replacement of palings

Posted 1 year ago

I have approx 4 sections ie 8 metres of palings which are rotting at the bottom. These need replacing or possibly the rotten sections cut off and replaced with horizontal boards. I already have some timber.

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Border fence

Posted 11 months ago

I have a strange border fence, a short mix of mesh and timber fence which I would like repaced with with wood or corrugated iron. 1.8 meters back yard 1.2 meters front yard. Currently in a dog leg, but want straight on property line. Back needs to be secure enough for dog.

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Aprox 30 meter fence

Posted 6 months ago

We would like to price up an aprox 30 meter long front fence, 1.8 meter high to match the existing fence around the property, photos of current fence. We will clear out the existing shrubs for easy access. It is a level area that is online with the foot path. Start would be asap.

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Fencing front residential section with gate.

Posted 1 year ago

We require a new fence for our recently purchased property in central Feilding. It currently has an ornamental picket fence approximately 0.5m high. Approximate length is 27m, consisting of ~15m frontage with ~8m boarding drive. There is an additional 3-4m of length joining frontage with drive plus a gate. Looking for a timber paling fence with a section of Venetian trellis at top. Total height of approximately 1.5 / 1.6m. Looking to have this completed as soon as reasonably practical...

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Punga st front fence & side

Posted 2 months ago

I need 1 front fence please. Old one can be removed prior to job starting we do have a gate already. Also right side of fence half finished

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Fence repair

Posted 9 months ago

I need 2 sections of my fence repaired with rotten wooden supports needing replacements. The fence is 2x4 (I believe) with corrugated panels. The first section is approx. 14-15m long. The second section is boundary between neighbour (who is willing to pay share for agreeable quote). Its the same general set up as first fence however the iron is different. We are needing some quotes fairly urgently as the last bit of wind did some damage. My neighbour may need some fencing looking at also....

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Repair Dog run

Posted 11 months ago

Want Dog pen re done in chain link

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Fencing and two gates (timber)

Posted 8 months ago

Wanting to have fencing of property completed with two gates to match existing (will not require concrete block work at base) Standard 1.8m high total length of fencing including gates would be 26.5m Gates would be 1.2m each .

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JoMike COOP New Fence

Posted 3 weeks ago

60 metres of new sheep fencing across flat land, no gates need. some degree of urgency. Possible second fence to be discussed for later in the season.

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Install / Repair section of fence / gate

Posted 10 months ago

Require Install / repair section of fence / gate between existing fence and house. Section to be installed is approx 1.5m wide and 1.7m high. To match existing fence will need to be corrugated iron on wood frame.

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Automatic gates #2

Posted 1 year ago

I would like a quote on having some automatic gates installed

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Boundry fence construction

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking to replace a rotten boundary fence with coloursteel or similar (in a black or grey colour). New fence will be 40m long and 1.8m height. Flat site. Potential for further work on other boundary fences for the right tradesperson. Would like a quote for removal of existing fence, and a quote for the replacement fence please. Ideally would like this done by the end of the year but can be flexible with timing

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Very small fencing job

Posted 9 months ago

We are removing a fence (a joining to the neighbours fence). We need the strainers and wires reworked to retain the neighbours section of fence, so that we can remove our fence without affecting theirs. Worse case scenario a new post needs to be fitted. Probably a good job for someone in the area.

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Automatic gates

Posted 1 year ago

I would like a quote on having automatic gates fitted.

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Fencing off back yard area to keep small dog from escaping

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need an area in my back yard fenced, with gates to keep my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel on our property. Pool type fencing should work. I also need a gate installed on front deck, to keep the dog from running away when our front door is open in hot weather

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JoMike Gates

Posted 9 months ago

Repair or replace automatic front gate mechanism (gates already in place). We think that power is still going to the current mechanism (brand unknown) but they have not worked for at least 2+ years.

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2 gates

Posted 2 months ago

to swing gates to cover 4m

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Corrogated iron fence

Posted 10 months ago

Heya,looking for sumone who could strengthen exsisting corrugated iron fence in two places and put posts in with iron aswell..has exsisting nib but fence needs to be re built in middle,,looking for quote please.thnk you

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Recent fencing & gates reviews

With over 179,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Timber fence with concrete nib required 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install / Repair section of fence / gate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

New, Dog proof fence 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small fence repair /replacement of palings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Side gate


6th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fence repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Jordan Ellery Building

Joined May 2019

Hi, I have currently been building for 7.5 years. I am a qualified builder with a diverse set of skills which I have learnt over mainly residential renovations based in Palmerston North. I am very confident with most building related work and also have experience in painting, plastering, roofing and concrete laying . I take pride in the finishing details and also my time management skills.

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Astro Building & Maintenance

Joined June 2018

With over 30 years experience in construction, ASTRO Maintenance boast a wide knowledge and skills. Based in Levin, Horowhenua ASTRO Maintenance can accommodate various jobs throughout Horowhenua, Manawatu-Wanganui and Kapiti Coast. From small maintenance repairs to all inside and outside renovations, ASTRO Maintenance provides a professional, high standard, reliable building and maintenance serv...

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

Palmer construction is a well established building business with a passion for house renovation and all general building and property maintenance including painting.

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Artifex Carpentry Limited

Joined November 2020

Artifex is a locally owned building company servicing the Manawatu and surrounding areas. Qualified Carpenter with over 17 years experience, specialising in renovations, alterations, general repairs and maintenance.

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SchoCon

Joined July 2012

Focused on outdoor living, hard landscaping and renovations, but also the cliche "for all your building needs". Being in the building and construction arena for 18 years, LBP licensed and trade qualified we will make your ideas and dreams reality.

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Manawatu/ Whanganui and Hawkes Bay Region regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioner) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope of work yo...

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J H Builder

Joined August 2020

Hard working apprentice builder, focused on client satisfaction. I work to a high standard to meet your requirements and offer competitive quoting. I pride myself on getting your project completed on time and on budget.

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Rapid construction

Joined November 2018

Hi , Im Craig hart, I'm a sole trader. I'm experienced in: Plastering Plasterboard fixing Decks Fences Bathrooms Renovations Water blasting And other handyman jobs I have my 2 and 3 trade certificates and have my Ramset license. I'm professional and reliable and reasonable prices, no job to big or small. Check out Facebook page for some of my projects at @ ... nstruction1 I'm also...

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Tierra Landscape Development td

Joined June 2009

We specialise in hard and soft landscaping and outdoor building such as decks, fences, concreting, paving etc. We also run a property maintenance service incuding lawns, gardening and general property section clearance. We work hard and take pride in our work.

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Mint Home Solutions

Joined January 2020

Were very experienced in Home Renovations, Property Maintenance and all types of Carpentry Work. All work completed by qualified tradesman to the highest of standards at competitive prices.

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Rheuben builders

Joined August 2020

My name is Rheuben i am a builder, i am mostly looking for work to fill weekends. I am a friendly/aproachable person and am happy to give you a quote on the job you need completed.

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable. I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working with you to giving you qualit...

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Problem solving company

Joined December 2019

We understand that problems arise with houses, landscaping and everything else to do with property services. It's our aim to provide cost effective solutions that can help our clients and aim to receive referrals from existing clients. Let me help solve your property problems

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Champion Building Solutions

Joined February 2019

Hi we are a small locally owned business specialising in bathrooms, decks, fences and concrete projects. We are professionals and take pride in our work and are driven by quality workmanship.

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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 10 yrs experience. Pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Spent my time Specializing in architectural new builds/renovations. Yet Have extensive knowledge and experience doing everything from repiling to reroofing and just about everything in between. No job too small, get in contact now.

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Unit Handyman

Joined June 2020

With years of experience in home maintenance and engineering, we can help with your project with competitive price, no matter how big or small your plan is, we can make it happen for you!

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Smileys decks and fences

Joined May 2017

Have been building for the last 4 years. Looking for weekend/after work jobs to get a bit of extra money. I will work hard to give you a finished product you love at a great rate.

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The Decksmiths

Joined August 2018

Our focus is building great decks and outdoor living spaces. Whether it be a small or large deck project we can work with you to create a great outdoor living space. We can build your vision or let our designer come up with some ideas for a great outdoor living space. We pride ourselves on quality work and fixed quotes with no surprises. Get in touch today!

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TLR Construction

Joined June 2020

Hi, I have over 15 years experience in the construction industry and pride myself on completing work to a high standard. I look forward to meeting you to discuss what we can offer.

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