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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.

5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We’ve mapped out five actionable steps to transform your landscaping dreams to life and add value to your property.

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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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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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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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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

A couple shares about their experience in puppy proofing their backyard. The job involved a beautifully executed lockable wooden gate.

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

Keeping Puppies Safe - One Gate at a Time

A couple shares about their experience in puppy proofing their backyard. The job involved a beautifully executed lockable wooden gate.

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Fencing and Gate Professionals on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Fence Completion Jobs and Boxed Gardens

Posted 3 months ago

We need help with a few small jobs that weren't finished by our old fencer. We are on a lifestyle block so no doubt we will need ongoing help too. 1. We have a 30m wire fence that we need 150mm wood attached along the bottom to finish it off (and keep dog in). Need this tidy as runs along our driveway. 2. 2 x approx 3m boxed garden at our entrance. 3. Finish off 2 sections of a top rail on a pony paddock. Nothing urgent but keen to get jobs finished and on to next ones. Prefer to su...

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Gates (2) on new build section

Posted 1 week ago

Hi I am looking for a suitable trades person to build two gates from boundary fence to house. Gate sizes approx 1200 wide and 1600 high and approx 1m of fence on one side only. Gates in standard rough sawn 150 wide fencing timber. Completion before Xmas if possible. cheers Chris

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Horse paddock railing

Posted 3 months ago

Just need the top rail replaced roughly up to 20-30m

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New garden design - fences needed

Posted 3 months ago

I have a new landscape design that requires 6+ batten fences at 1.8m high, and a small section of wire fencing (for espaliered fruit trees).

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Corner section - fencing and gate access

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking to getting a boundary fence. It’s a corner section so working on a secondary road it’s 22m x 9.5 on the main side, 1.8m in height ( will need to put an access gate somewhere here) and 3 metres on the garage side which will be a full gate for vehicle access to rear of property. This can be better explained on viewing for a full quote of course. Wood, not stained and nothing too fancy on the gates just functional.

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1.8m fencing job

Posted 4 months ago

Hello, we need to get the outside fencing done in rolleston. 1.8m high and it is around 20 meter plus. Please quote

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Labour only - attach bamboo to current fence

Posted 2 months ago

I have some bamboo to be fitted to a current fence purely to keep the dog in - approx 10 meters to be attached along the bottom of an open fence that backs on to a reserve. Require labour only along with tools to attach the bamboo.

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Boundary Fencing #2

Posted 2 months ago

We need a boundary fence for the front of our house in Rolleston 1m high x 19m long plus a gate. Style like the photo attached without painting.

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Fence and Gates

Posted 3 months ago

We would like to get a quote please for building a couple of fences, one of which will have a single and double gate in it. One fence is roughly 7.26m long and the other is roughly 6.28m long. The gates will go on the 6.28m fence. We would like the boards to run horizontally with minimum gaps in between for privacy and like the look of steel framed gates.

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14m Front fence

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a perfectionist to do 14m of fence on my front yard with a pedestrian gate. A driveway gate will be provided to be hung.

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Gate an post repaired

Posted 4 months ago

Need a metal post straightened or replaced and a metal gate straightened or replaced

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Tabb family

Posted 3 months ago

We have a new build in Lincoln that needs a side fence from house to the boundary fence with a 1 m gate to the west about 4 m -5 m total . Then a gate on east side from house to the boundary fence 1 m approximately. We like the look of horizontal for the 4m space , so pricing and materials to achieve that to be considered with consulting with contractor . Time frame if achievable 4 weeks

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Dividing fences

Posted 3 months ago

Erect dividing between four rental flats. Probably paling, but open to suggestions. About 70 meters

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Internal Fencing to already existing fencing

Posted 2 months ago

We are requiring to internally fence about 100m around the property. The property is located in Selwyn and already has good fencing around the property - there is also clear, unobstructed access. The internal fencing needs to be of a smoother style in order to avoid any climbing risks. Site visits possible either: 16 July 2021 at 5/5:30PM (or) 17 July 2021 from 10AM-12PM latest

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Removal of fence post set in concrete

Posted 1 month ago

I want to remove and replace a fencepost that is set into concrete kerbing but has snapped off at a low level. This will likely require breaking up of the concrete to do so.

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Fence Repair

Posted 15 hours ago

Fence has become detached from the posts in 3 places - needs to be reattached.

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Pole Ramming

Posted 4 months ago

Wanting someone to Ramm around 90 poles fence will be 1.8m when finished.

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Pool fence and gate

Posted 2 months ago

Simple pool/spa style fence with a gate. It is part paved, grass and garden. Measurements are (roughly): Garden is 600w, Grassed area is 2590w and concrete path is 1390w (4580w total). Gate is okay to be around ... and height is fine at 1.2 or similar. We’d like a concrete channel underneath grassed section to stop the dog digging under too. Photos attached show both sides of the current setup.

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Landscape fence

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for a quote for a block wall 1.8m high, 4m long with 2x end returns on it 800mm long and 1.8m high. Would also like 2 extra nib walls 600m high and 800mm long on the face of the wall.

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Replacing damaged fence post and some fence panels, reversed into by van

Posted 3 months ago

replacing damaged fence post and some fence panels, reversed into by van need fixed asap.

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Recent fencing & gates reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Timer fence from house to boundary fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tabb family

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fence and Gates

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of fence post set in concrete

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2x 3m Fences

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Fence


10th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Driveway gate alteration

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Labour only - attach bamboo to current fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Timber Fence 5M and two timber gates with metal frames

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build a fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New garden design - fences needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden entrance gate to repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Bluestone Construction

Joined March 2021

Hi, we can provide wide range of building services, from fence, deck to house maintenance and renovation. No matter how big the jobs, we will done in professional manner. We will work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourseves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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The Black Fence Company

Joined December 2019

the Black Fence company provides building and maintenance services. Including; fences, gates, decks, pergola's and much more. I provide great communication and attention to detail. I also provide other home improvement tasks and maintenance.

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Taw builders

Joined October 2015

Taw Builders is a Canterbury based building and construction company that has built a strong reputation for delivering a quality service, on time and great level of communication to its clients. With our loyal and committed team we pride ourselves on being skilled and experienced in all aspects of building and construction. Director Brandon Taw is a Licenced Building Practitioner, Qualified bu...

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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 my customers happy, even if something is difficult to achieve, the homeowner comes first. I love having creative and functional spaces. I have a great track record of positive feedback, I have added some of this to the photos section. Please feel free to take a read, I am very proud of my work. Please...

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Austin Anderson

Joined January 2010

Hi. I have been renovating and repairing houses since 1988. Bathroom renovations are a major part of my work, however, I am very happy to renovate any part of your house. Decks are a specialty. Skylights are also in my expertise. I have a team of qualified tradesmen to cover all aspects of your renovation. Covid 19 plan in place . I like to get an idea what you’d like to spend before ar...

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Shaun Glasson Building

Joined June 2020

I specialise in renovations and extensions, with plenty of outdoor landscape construction work and maintenance in between. I have a key eye for detail and precision. I also take a lot of pride in what I do by transforming houses to a high standard with no job too big or too small.

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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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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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Ants Demolition & Construction

Joined August 2009

Hi, I have over 20 years experience in renovating, building new houses, sheds, light commercial, and hardscaping Qualified carpernter, LBP, I have an experience in complex renovations on old homesteads, and I enjoy problem solving , fine finishing work, making custom items and helping my clients vision becoming reality. As a one man band I prefer to do jobs I can manage by myself, and am also...

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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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Daniel

Joined March 2019

Hi, I have been in the construction industry more than 30 years.I am specialise in renovations and new builds, decks and fence.I am a LBP as well. Nice to meet you and give quotes and we can work from there. Cheers Daniel

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Tekden

Joined June 2021

Hi, I have been in the construction industry for 22 years. I have constructed anything from train bridges to pergolas. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on time and within budget.

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Grice Construction

Joined November 2015

Hi, we are a small but skilled building company called Grice Construction. We have the ability to complete houses from start to finish. We are also specialised in commercial and architectural building. We possess LBP licences so you can have the assurance that the job will be completed correctly with all the necessarily documents to go with it.

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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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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts of Joinery, building and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminium windows and doors, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, sliding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrades, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do yo...

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Fix It Fox Handyman Services

Joined December 2020

No Job Too Small. Hands on Engineer. I have built a broad spectrum of residential and engineering items. I have a full suite of skills - fabrication, building, roofing, plumbing, drainage, electrical etc ie classical handyman who does well in all trades. Good tool base. Multiple trailers. Can cart 9m lengths. Engineers built the world.

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A D White Builders ltd

Joined August 2016

Registered Master Builder with over 15 years in the trade. Quality and accountability comes standard with no job too small and I'll work in with clients to ensure that work gets completed on budget and on time. I specialise in renovations / additions and maintainance. I can take care of the project management or work in with clients and their projects as needed.

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Mattis Gether

Joined June 2021

Hi, I just started my own business as a Handyman after more than 10 years in the commercial building industry. While I specialise in timber project I also do outdoor projects and maintenance. Reliable and flexible, I will accommodate to get your job sorted in time and on budget!

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Pinoy building company

Joined August 2021

New build house and commercial building , renovation, extension, alteration and general repair, gib fixing, walkway, patio, driveway concreting ,sleep out, tiny house, insulation supply and install, decking, fencing,etc. We are hard working to meet expectation and target and we guarantee all our works .

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