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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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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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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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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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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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Replacing low fence with concrete-panel fence

Posted 2 days ago

Front yard. Need to replace low fence with concrete-panel fence as instructed below. Concrete-panel fence. About 1.8m height (as high as the tall fence next door). L-shape. About 8.2 metres in length on one side and 6.5 metres in length (including a side door/gate) on the other. Disposal of the low fense is not required. Quote must be detailed to include but not limited to materials and labour. Thanks.

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Fence gate jamming.

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have a timber gate which is jamming and difficult to open or shut. The gate hasn’t been braced so just sagging a little which is causing the problem.

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Fence gates

Posted 1 month ago

Ned to get done tow fence gates

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Side boundary fence

Posted 1 month ago

I would like a quote for a wood side boundary fence to approx 56 metres long, Good quality finish with capping board on top.

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Front side fence

Posted 2 months ago

I want to do fence and two gates in front side of house.

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Fence

Posted 1 month ago

hi there I am looking to fence off my house in Rolleston (Mayfair subdivision). it would be general 1.8m fence around two sides of the house.

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2 x Gates

Posted 5 days ago

2 x Gates needed, 1 space is approx 3.7m wide, the other is approx 2m wide. The gates need to be about 1.2m high, timber. I also need the associated fence posts done (4)

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Front fence and side gate

Posted 1 month ago

I will be moving into my new house at the end of March and need a front fence and side gate done. I’m thinking the thin horizontal wooden look.

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Driveway Gate

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking to have a new driveway gate supplied and installed. Would be for pet/child security, not so much visual privacy. Driveway is relatively narrow, 3.5m roughly. It will be a manual gate but created/positioned with the future plan of being automated. Very keen to get an idea of design and cost. Likely some fencing repair also needed.

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Deer Fencing

Posted 1 month ago

Deer fence around the perimeter of house

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Erect pool fencing / concrete legs of swing set into ground

Posted 4 days ago

Erect 7-8 panels, posts and gate in back yard. I have the panels etc. You supply labour and knowledge. Concrete the four legs of the kids swing set into the ground with appropriate half fittings.

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2x 3m Fences

Posted 1 month ago

I am looking to get 2x fences built - one either side of an existing patio. 1.8m high and each approx 3m long. Looking for horizontal wooden slats between metal poles something like picture below.

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Installation of Post & Rail Fence

Posted 2 months ago

The job is to install a 3-rail Post & Rail Fence. Fence measurements: 1.1m height x 17m length. All materials will be supplied by us including hire of post hole borer. Timing flexible within the next couple of weeks, weekdays or weekends.

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Fencing Job

Posted 1 month ago

1x Fence/Gate - 6.1 metres (length includes a double gate for a car/trailer to fit), see photo 1 x Fence/Gate - 2.0 metres (length includes standard gate), see photo. Target date around mid-end February

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Replace low fence with tall fence

Posted 2 weeks ago

Front yard. Need to replace low fence with tall fence as instructed below. Treated timber. 1.8m height. L-shape. About 8.2 metres in length on one side and 6.55 metres in length (including a side door/gate) on the other. Quote must be detailed to include but not limited to materials and labour.

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Driveway gate alteration

Posted 2 months ago

We have a 3.5m wide gate built with roofing metal which as it is too heavy to open because it drags on the ground we would like it made into 2 gates if possible. It has metal framing in 3 panels so we envisage 1 panel being a smaller gate and 2 panels a larger gate.

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Boundary Fencing

Posted 1 week ago

We need a boundary fencing for our new home. It will be. around 19m. It should be done between the 19th and the 26th of March.

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Pool gates repair

Posted 6 days ago

Two pool gate springs need tightening or replacing. One gate needs adjusting to hang evenly

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Kids safety gates

Posted 3 weeks ago

To fix children safety gates inside house

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Shade cloth along existing fencelines to keep in small dog

Posted 1 week ago

Our section is fully fenced with wooden posts and large wire mesh, but the small dog can get through. We would like the section to be finished with a shade cloth to ensure she stays in while we are out :-) Section size is 4700 sqm, so probably a 1-2 hundred metres of cloth would be required at a guess. Some of the fence line is already completed with the cloth.

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Recent fencing & gates reviews

With over 187,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Fencing for Troy & Helen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Side fencing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2019

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

Driveway gate alteration

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fence repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Build a fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Two wooden fences each with a gate


14th May 2019

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

New Fence


10th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 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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JPL Construction

Joined August 2018

Hi, I run a small building company specializing in bathroom renovations and decks, general building, alterations and maintenance. I am professional, competitive on price and pride myself on having satisfied customer's. I can project manage your work from start to completion handling all the council and architect requirement's and providing all the subtrades required.

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Cam

Joined September 2016

Hi there. I've done about 6 years of building, but had a break for about 4 years. I'm looking to do some jobs for myself now. I'm an easy going, relaxed professional. I can give you estimates, and will work with you and provide you the best that I am able. I work hard to meet deadlines and am flexible, as things sometimes pop-up without expectation.

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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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Grasshopper Landscapes

Joined July 2017

Hi. I have worked within the trades industry for the last 20yrs both in the uk and here for the last 13yrs. I Have worked in the following industries : Landscaping & Gardening Painting (inc exterior & roof work) Building (site manager in Chch rebuild) I also do design work and consultations I am prompt, punctual, polite and will keep you involved throughout the process. So if you have some...

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R P D Construction

Joined November 2016

HI I have been building for the past 20 years and have experience in new builds, renovations, home extensions, decks, roofing, fences. I have high standards and offer a great service.

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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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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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Walter Construction

Joined March 2016

Hello there, Walter Construction provides residential building services to Christchurch. We have over 9 years experience in the building trade, we are both Qualified and Licensed Building Practitioner. No job is to small, whether its fences, decks, renovations or new builds we do the lot. We pride ourselves on providing high standard workmanship and free know obligation quotes, that we stick to on...

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate Wilson Built Homes with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality...

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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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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance are experts of building and glazing, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, siding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrade, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do you need a carpenter in Christchurch or...

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Dan Roberts Contracting

Joined March 2017

I can quote on all your fence repairs, new builds, pergolas, decks , planter boxes, concrete areas and landscaping projects . I can supply testimonials and references and have been in the fencing industry for 18 years.

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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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Kiwili Cleaning Services Limited

Joined February 2020

Hi, We are Green Acres Franchise specialised in Home Cleaning, Commercial Cleaning & Building Sites Cleaning. We are a fully registered & insured business ensuring we use only quality products and equipment, along with our highly trained staff that have all passed police checks. We give competitive quotes and endeavor to get job done on time with top quality. We look forward to provide Excelle...

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Fast Fences

Joined December 2019

Fast Fences fixes and repairs old fences, install new fences, removes old fences, installs gates, and can coordinate and manage all your fencing needs - with great communication and attention to detail. I also build decks, pergolas and can deliver other home improvement tasks.

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Mitchell and Milmine Construction

Joined September 2017

Mitchell + Milmine Construction is a small family owned residential building company focused on building quality. We are team players and are committed to working within our community with other locals alike. We are passionate about modern architecture, and believe each home tells a different story, this makes us the perfect partners on your next building adventure. We offer a transparent...

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Blair Anderson

Joined May 2020

Hey, have been a builder for the last 10 years. I am a qualified carpenter and have my Carpentry LBP. Can complete any Building related jobs from new housing to renovations or just any little jobs to do with carpentry and always done to the highest of quality.

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ATL Electrical LTD

Joined July 2016

ATL started out in 2007 as Automated Technologies. With two electricians and a passion for automation, a company was born! The two quickly found themselves in high demand and expanding. Since then, ATL has found it's electrical division skyrocket, with heat pumps and security divisions being founded alongside. These days you'll find 30 multi disciplined staff working on residential, commerc...

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Precision Waterjet Limited

Joined December 2019

Waterjet Profiling and cutting, engineering and fabrication, Steel supplies. tile cutting, glass cutting, garden architecture and outdoor artworks designed to your spec. Don't be put off by our low review number, we are new here but been in business in Christchurch for over 20 years with great references. Motor vehicle brackets, gussets and profile cutting. Ground loading airbag trailers d...

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