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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.

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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Automatic Wooden gates

Posted 3 years ago

Hi there, we are looking for someone to build for us 2 wooden gates (automatic). One to for entrance into a property (so it will be around 2m high, 5 m long) and the other should be identical but around 1.8m high and also around 3.6 m long). We would like to use treated timber with square posts (ranch style).

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Fencing on Residential Property

Posted 6 years ago

We are wanting two fencing jobs done. Front of House the cheapest option for a tall wooden vertical fence approximately 28m long. With gate for driveway and gate for pedestrians. (not included in given length) Back of Property Wire deer fence. 20m long with a large gate.

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Side of property fenced

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, I need a 6ft wooden fence running up the side of the property to keep my dogs in. No gates just a fence, i'm about 5'6" and I paced it out at approximately 31 meters, in the photo's you will see the great work of the team that did the other work we would like it to be done like that so as it's all one style. Thanks for considering my job

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Ohai fence

Posted 2 years ago

Have a 20 x 50m section, in Ohai township. Needs a. boundary fence.

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Fence my dogs in please!

Posted 1 year ago

3 meters blocked off from side off house to boundary fence one side of house and corner of house to garage WITH a gate right side to dog proof property.

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262m Fence in Nightcaps, Southland

Posted 5 years ago

I've got a vacant 1-acre section in Nightcaps, Southland which needs to be fenced in order to allow livestock grazing on it.\The section has been just surveyed, it is a 50.3 x 80.5 m rectangle as per the map attached. New pegs have been installed on the 4 corners. Note that the aerial image is not 100% accurate, and I haven't actually seen the new pegs on site yet as I am in Christchurch. It might be that the existing fence along Yarrow street is sitting in the right place, so 50 metres less to...

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Replacement of dead hedge

Posted 3 months ago

I would like a quote to replace my dead hedge at bottom of my 3/4 acre section. I am thinking of maybe a timber fence or timber/colour steel to approx. 6 foot high. This job needs to include the clearing of current hedge and its disposal.

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Post & Rail Front Boundary Fence

Posted 8 months ago

Approx 35m boundary. Timber post and rail fence approx 1200H. Large gate at driveway with smaller gate to other end. Timber gates, preferably double - 2 x in total. No time frame

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Find Fencing and Gate Professionals in Southland

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.


Woodside Construction LTD

Joined July 2019

Hi, Woodside Construction is a small family company. We pride ourselves in our quality of work and dedication to achieve the ideals set out by the client. We specialise in small to medium renovations but we also have a lot of experience in new builds, alterations, light commercial, maintenance, landscaping etc. We strive to to provide detailed quotes and to be prompt and responsive to clie...

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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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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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J B Building

Joined April 2015

I am a qualified builder with 4 years architectural experience in Australia and 5 years experience in New Zealand. My specialty is renovations and alterations. I am very professional and always do my jobs to a high standard. My prices are competitive and I work hard to meet deadlines.

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Frontier Fencing & Gates

Joined July 2016

Hi, We have been in the Fencing industry since 2001. We specialise in custom Gates and Panels in both steel and aluminium. Our products are made by US ( not imported). This includes but is not limited to sliding,swing and cantilever driveway/access gates, pedestrian and pool gates. We can also carry out repairs or modifications to any existing work. We also install Automation. Ask for a quote tod...

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mightystaggz custom built pools,spa's & lagoons

Joined September 2018

At Mighty Staggz we design and build inground fibre glass swimming pools, spa's and lagoons, as well as sell a range of pumps, filters and accessories to suit most pools and spas. When you deal with Mighty Staggz, you are working with the people who designs, builds and completes all aspects of your dream pool. NO MIDDLE MEN!!! NO SALES MEN!!! just a good old family owned and operated business in...

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Bullot Contracting

Joined July 2013

We specialise in all aspects of fencing and building. With 19 years experience no job is to big or to small. Please call me today to discuss your next project. I have photos available of previous work that has been completed and I'm sure you will be impressed.

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J & L Building

Joined December 2015

Hi, as a Qualified builder I have experience in both new builds, renovations, also I have worked in Christchurch as a decking specialist. Growing up on a farm has taught me to work hard, good work ethics and the ability to push through to get the Job done. I promise to be Honest, reliable and present fair quotes.

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Bang Bang Building Ltd

Joined July 2013

We are a established business trading for 8 years in Invercargill, we have two qualified builders with a combined 42 years of industry experience. I am sure that we can sort any of your building problems.

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Blackwood Building

Joined November 2015

Qualified Builder licenced building practitioner. Specialise in residential and commercial builds. Also do renovations across Southland and Otago. Currently based in Queenstown. We also do painting and decorating. Blackwood Building is also proud to be a member of the Master Builders Association.

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Kept Under Wraps

Joined August 2015

We have been in the signwriting industry for many moons and have adapted to the changes in the industry. Our current focus is vinyl wrapping vehicles and we have launched a new business tapping into a niche market of wrapping heat pumps, and anything else you can imagine. We also have a firm grasp on anything else signage from design to installation to anything hand painted. We carry a current Sit...

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shane mccormack building ltd

Joined June 2014

Hi, i have been building both commercial and housing for the last 18 years. I have been trading in Invercargill for the last year and have worked mainly on house renovations. reroofs, installing kitset garages, i am very professional and take pride in my work making sure i meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on a budget. N...

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Excel Property Specialists Ltd

Joined January 2018

Welcome to Excel Property Specialists Ltd. Southland Owned and Operated, we are the 'go to' specialists for all your Landscaping, interior/exterior Painting and Property Maintenance needs. With 15 years experience in the Trade and Construction industry we are well equipped to take care of the the projects you want done. From home repairs to home improvement through to a complete landscape makeo...

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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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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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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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Te Anau Tree Services

Joined December 2019

Hi , we’ve have been delivering a skilled and professional service, in rope access and aboriculture for over 5 years now. From Rockfall protection projects, helicopter operations, technical tree removals and even handyman building projects like fencing or quality furniture. We pride ourselves in quality and meeting jobs on budget and time.

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Lined it Fencing & property Maintenance

Joined February 2020

Hi there, Our team has over 15 years experience in the construction industry. We pride ourselves in providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on time and within budget, We specialize in fencing and property maintenance.

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Joined September 2014

Bragg Building & Design Limited is honest and reliable company that prides it's self on going the extra mile to achieve the results of every clients wants and dreams. Owner operator Shahn Bragg has been building in and around the Southland region for 14 years, and has experience in high end builds right down to small alterations. Bragg Buildings team together have more than 45years trade experi...

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Dion Bates Building Ltd

Joined April 2015

Qualified, licenced, registered master builder based in Invercargill servicing Southland, Southern Lakes and Central Otago areas. We specialise in new homes and renovations. We pride ourselves on our workmanship, service and completing jobs on time and on budget.

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