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Tips On Hiring An Auckland Gardener

With Aucklanders having a long history of enjoying the outdoors and aiming for that good old quarter acre section, our gardens are one area of our property we love to use and enjoy. Yet with our busy lives, especially here in fast paced Auckland, gardens are sadly neglected due to a lack of time or knowledge. That’s where hiring a professional gardener who can help you care for your grounds and keep them looking smart comes in.

Professional groundskeepers are able to do a wide range of tasks in your garden with lawn mowing and edging, pruning, weeding, garden design, landscaping and planting to name a few. The outside jobs you have that need doing by a gardener will depend on the type and size of your garden and how much time or inclination you have to dig in and do it yourself. You will also need to decide on how often you would like them to visit your property; weekly, fortnightly, monthly or even just a one off job when preparing your home for new tenants or a new owner.

What To Look For In A Gardener

A great gardener may have their own business and work for themselves, be an employee in a small local business working only within specific Auckland suburbs like Glen Eden and Mt Wellington or be a part of a large nationwide company. One of the best ways to find the right fit for you is to ask around for recommendations, read reviews other customers have written or ask for testimonials on their work.

Here at Builderscrack we strongly recommend that a review is placed upon the completion of the work. This not only gives feedback to the tradie you hire, but helps build a system of trust among other users just like you.

Investigate the qualifications, training and experience a gardener or their business has. With qualifications from degrees in landscaping and design, to certificates in horticulture and specific training courses at local tertiary institutions, your local gardener will be able to tell you how their specific qualifications can help them provide a better service to you.

Some of the best gardeners do not have any formal qualifications, but have a love of gardening and plenty of years of experience under their belt instead. It makes sense that if you have a specialised project such as landscaping or pruning challenging trees that you choose an expert in that area.

Hiring a local gardener familiar with our climate here in the City of Sails makes sense. Not only will they be able to advise you on suitable plants for our variable weather, but they can also identify the type of soil which your property has and identify and control common local pests, diseases and weeds. Choosing someone within your suburb can cut down their travelling expenses which are passed onto you.

When looking for an Auckland based gardener, post here at Builderscrack first. We’ve got plenty of keen tradies just waiting for your job today

Latest gardening articles

Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering gardening 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.

Autumn Planting Tips & Gardening Ideas

Posted 08/04/15

Autumn is the perfect time to plant almost any type of plants and trees, it's an especially good time to put down new lawn and is the only time  you can plant spring bulbs... As you will agree, a garden without any trees and shrubs feels pretty desolate and lonely when winter arrives. With a

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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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How to Fix Your Retaining Wall Aesthetics with Landscaping

Posted 10/10/16

Retaining walls are often perceived as uninspiring or an eyesore. But a little landscaping can go a long way to improving the aesthetic appeal and/or blend a retaining wall in to the surroundings... Blending existing retaining walls into your landscaping Many of us have existing retaining

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Stage 5 Life Stages Home Ownership - Getting Your Home Ready for Retirement

Posted 30/11/17

Thinking about whether the house you're currently living in is suitable for retirement is an important to consider. Many downsize, but should you?... While your house remains your castle, there comes the time we need to adapt it. Getting your home ready for retirement is all about thinking

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8 Ways to Protect Your Trees Before Heading Into Winter

Posted 29/04/15

Many homeowners are under impression that the vast majority of winter damage to their trees comes as a result of unusually cold temperatures. While this can be an aspect, there are other factors at play and we explore them... What causes most damage is the drying due to cold air and the u

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Planting Bulbs for Spring

Posted 22/04/15

The autumn months of March, April and May are the best bulb planting months. The more effort you can put into planting bulbs for spring, the better the rewards during winter and spring... Planting bulbs for spring If you’re planning to planting bulbs for spring, look out for bulbs arriving

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6 Smart Tips for Hiring a Gardener You Can Use Right Now

Posted 15/09/16

Hiring a gardener may seem like a luxury for some, but having your garden tended to on a regular basis can be a game changer for many homwowners. Freeing up time and allowing space to do the other jobs our modern lives demand... We’ve gathered our best 6 tips to make hiring a gardener

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Ultimate Winter Ready Checklist

Posted 30/04/18

Autumn is a great time to get stuck in with preparations to get your home in the best shape and be a healthy place to be during the challenging winter months. Mould & mildew control Prevention is easier than treatment. Check around your house for spots that are prone to leaks, condensation or

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Stage 6 Life Stages of Home Ownership - Caring For Your Home During Your 80s

Posted 07/12/17

Owning a home at any age is a commitment, but when you're caring for your home during your elderly years there are more things to consider... In our final article of our Home Ownership Article Series, we discuss the types of decisions you'll need to make and how to get the best value for

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Successfully Incorporating Retaining Walls Into Your Landscaping

Posted 27/10/16

Retaining walls play an important role in our landscaping efforts. Every wall is carefully planned and constructed to ensure it is able to withstand the required load. But all too often, the aesthetic aspect of it is not considered. This leaves many homeowners with unattractive landscaping featu

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Latest gardening case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard finding the tim

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

Hedge trimming

Posted 1 week ago

i have tall [approx [4+meters] hedges that need topping and trimming down one side. there are also some pittos that need trimming. all cuttings to be removed and site cleaned up

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Lawns

Posted 6 days ago

Hi I am looking for a lawn mowing service to mow a grass verge small front and back lawn approx 12sqm All flat and easy access fortnightly

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Lawn Mow - Fortnightly

Posted 4 hours ago

Need a good lawnmower fortnightly in summer and every 3 weeks in winter.

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Hedge trimming and removal of clippings when finished

Posted 6 days ago

I need a quote to have my hedge trimmed and the waste from trimming removed = job in Kohi

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Lawn Mower - Blade replace

Posted 9 hours ago

Hello, I have a lawnmower that needs its blade replaced. I have the replacement blade already. It requires a 16mm spanner / wrench. The lawnmower brand is “easimow”

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Tidying up garden

Posted 5 days ago

We have small garden about 5 square meters that requires tidying up. Please refer attached photo. 1-2 hrs work.

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Regular lawn mowing required

Posted 3 days ago

Our current lawn mowing guy is moving out of Aukland so we need someone new to start from the beginning of December. We are looking for someone who is able to be flexible; regular weekly mowing in the summer but less in the winter. Full section lawn on a bit of a sloped also some edging needed and regular tidying under a cabbage tree. We pay the current guy $35 an hour and it takes him 2 hours. We have a garden bin for the clippings.

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Regular Lawnmowing Grey Lynn

Posted 1 week ago

Regular Lawn mowing and weed eating for residential rental house in Grey Lynn. Requires cutting asap so let me know how quickly you can quote/do the job! Thanks

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Garden bed tilling, application of top soil and mulch

Posted 4 days ago

We have a bit of gardening work as follows: clearing a small amount of English ivy from a rock wall; tilling garden beds (currently just low lying weeds in the beds) on our section; applying top soil in preparation for planting; applying a black mulch layer to control weeds; we also need a couple of areas leveled with soil which we will then weed mat and place pebbles on; construction of vegetable garden bed kitset (we will purchase) (2mx1m) and filled with top soil and a bit of compost....

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General site clean up around home

Posted 1 week ago

lawn mowing, hedge trimming, weed spraying..and clean up of the bricked parking area. Take away all green waste. Up to 6 hours work max

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Hedging!

Posted 1 week ago

Looking at sub contracting out work for some basic tree hedging. I need a tidy job done. Both sides to be edged as well as the top and have the cuttings taken away to refusal. Need it done before Thursday. Won't be a very long job. You can take a look from the outside 35 Roberton Rd, Avondale

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Hedge Planting

Posted 1 day ago

Hi there, The job is to finish planting a hedge. There are 8 Ficus Tuffy plants already there and I wish to augment this by adding another Ficus in between each, then extending along the rest of the front fence and down the driveway. Inbetween the existing Ficus Tuffy are some small Camelia plants - these will need to be replanted forward a little and between the Ficus Tuffy to create a layer effect in front of the Ficus Tuffy. In total there are 13 Camelia to be moved in this manner. In to...

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The Isaac

Posted 1 week ago

We have 3 roof-top lawns, lane and road berms to be cut regular in relation to the seasons. The roof top lawns are accessible by elevator. Electric lawn mower available. The successful contractor has to have a Health and Safety policy and indemnity insurance.

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Low maintenance garden for Charntay

Posted 6 days ago

Would like the current garden removed and replaced with low maintenance (pebbles and some low key plants) Would like to keep the cost as low as possible. We are a property maintenance company and will be taking 3 quotes to the owner next week so they can approve one. would like the work completed sooner rather than later What plants will you have? How long will it take to complete? Removal of tree

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Lawns and garden maintenance (ongoing for rental)

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there I have a rental on Saltaire st in Avondale I need a regular contractor for lawns and garden maintenance (weeding clipping etc)

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Hedges and weeds

Posted 5 days ago

Hedges trimmed and shaped, weeds and lawns and edges done. Rubbish removal

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Large Hedge Trim

Posted 5 days ago

Have large Hedge down right side boundary and back of house - about 2.5mtrs high. Need Trimmed back and tidied up

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Hedge Trimming

Posted 3 days ago

Hedges on property need trimming. Am looking for a person on a regular basis (every 3-4 months)

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Garden Tidy

Posted 1 week ago

Tidy up garden, weeding and disposal of garden waste.

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Mow long lawns, weedeating, edge finishing

Posted 1 week ago

I have a small property with quite a long set of lawns right now, and need it all tidied up. Probably will take a couple of hours - happy with an hourly charge up price. Need to remove all clippings as the garden bin onsite is full.

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 149,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Removal of green waste and dig out clivias

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

total gardening service

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Garden Dig Out

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Hedge trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mow lawns

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge Trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clearing for replanting.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree and shrub wrangling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Large Camellia hedge needs help

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hillside lawn mowing required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Backyard tidy up!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Gardening - Margaret, Panama Road

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Section tidy

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove plants and cut hedge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of tree trimmings


8th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden bed preparation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

1st November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge Trim

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardening / Entertainment Solution

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Elite Service Group

Joined October 2019

Elite Service has been designed to alleviate the stress and worry of your property maintenance. Our endeavour is save you valuable time and energy by connecting you with our quality contractors who return calls promptly, show up for appointments and provide quality workmanship. We intend to be there for you every step of the way. If you are wanting Lawn care, Water-blasting, House Washing, Land...

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Helsby Construction Group Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi, we’re a property maintenance & light constructionc company. We specialise in areas such as kitchen/bathroom renovations, decks and fences, minor extensions/fit outs, exterior maintenance, cladding, as well as smaller items as well. We provide ourselves simply on delivering results for our customers, and believe wholeheartedly in a collaborative approach to any project.

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PipeLine Contrax

Joined September 2019

Hi, have been operating Excavators for 7years , we specialise in Service trenching, Slab/Driveway prep, Footings aswell as site cuts and section leveling. We are very professional and hold our workmanship to a high standard.

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Green Gecko Gardens

Joined December 2014

For home owners who want to deal with contracting professionals. *Landscaping *Paving *Retaining Walls *New Lawns *Garden Tidy *Fencing *New Builds Landscaping *Tree Removals *Hedge Trimming *Mini Earthworks NEW HOME OWNER -We specialise in preparing, landscaping and fencing New House Builds. We have examples of our work in Riverhead/Kumeu/Waimauku areas, you can drive by and...

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Reeds Outdoor Property Maintenace

Joined September 2018

Hi, I have been a self employed gardener/landscaper for the past 5 years, I do Lawn-mowing and all general garden maintenance i also do Tree Trimming/Removal , Water-blasting , Paving ,Fences & Decks and Exterior Painting. I have also been working part time with my father building decks,retaining walls and fences as he is a self employed builder.i also have an extra worker for bigger jobs or if s...

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METRO CARE PLUS LIMITED

Joined July 2016

With Metro Care Plus (LTD) we have a strong focus on keeping the Auckland Region clean. Metro Care Plus's motto revolves around striving for excellence in every service we provide, Outdoor, Event Clean Up, and Labour Hire and rubbish removal. Contracts can be mutually designed and agreed upon depending on your specific needs.

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Lahood Landscapes

Joined March 2015

Whether it's a full garden make-over or small fix-up in your garden, Lahood Landscapes will provide professional service offering Consultation, Design, Build and Maintenance for all facets of your outdoor space. We can provide an outdoor area that best suits your personal needs, making your life easier so that you can get maximum beauty and enjoyment out of your garden. We are passionate about...

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Baxter and Partners

Joined June 2009

Baxter and Partners is made up of Baxter. Who is a 5 year old Bishon Poodle. My son William and me. Allan Ludlow Many of my clients will say that I will provide them with a solution rather than another headache. I always look at a job on the basis that if it were my property how would I look at this, Where is the solution? If you are looking for a solution rather than a headache, I would hope t...

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kleencut lawns

Joined July 2016

Hi, we're a lawn/gardening company servicing the North shore of Auckland, here's a list of services provided, lawn mowing, commercial and residential. Green waste removal Garden clean up Garden maintenance pruning and shaping trees Hedges trimmed-small to medium sized.

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Diggs Landscapes Ltd

Joined June 2019

Welcome to Diggs Landscapes Ltd. A family owned business built with inspiration from our our own backyard projects. Meet the team: Lyndon, Oscar, Matthew & Digger Lyndon is your Project Manager who brings years of Landscaping, Design ideas, Heavy Machine Operation, Concreting, Paving, Fencing, Arborist work, and a kiwi can do attitude. Matthew joined the team after returning from hi...

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K&T contracting

Joined September 2016

although we new to builderscrack we have 30 years experience, concrete laying, retaining walls, stone mason work, decks and landscaping. We happy to provide you with a free quote and references.

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Clark Contracting LTD

Joined April 2018

We can provide professional excavation and removal services whether it be trenching, small scale logging and land clearing ready for development, driveways. We pride ourselves in offering our customers the best service. We take pride in our workmanship to make sure all customer needs are met.

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Kiwi Deck and fence Ltd

Joined January 2019

We are professional and work hard to complete projects on time and leave our customers satisfied . We respect our customers property. We are reliable and friendly . We use best practice techniques and safety standards. Staff members are all Stay Safe trained.

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Sharp Hedges Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I'm Haydn, a Kiwi bloke who has built my business from scratch. *Winner of an Albert-Eden Business Award in 2019. *Nominated for a Westpac Auckland Business Award in 2018. *Awarded "5-star tradie" for Builderscrack for 2017 and 2018 *Awarded "Top tradie" for Builderscrack 2019 I have been working in Central Auckland for the past 17 years, doing hedges, lawn-mowing, gardening and gar...

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Wheelie Klean NZ ltd

Joined May 2016

Professional jet wash cleaning. Whether it be wheelie bins, driveways, houses, or commercial businesses we can clean it! We also do chewing gum removal from all surfaces as well as gutter cleaning, section clearing, lawn mowing and any other odd job that you may require around your home or business. We now specialize on installing the all New Gutter Foam that keeps your gutters clean and clear....

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Pronto Building and Landscapes Ltd

Joined February 2017

Here at Pronto Building and Landscapes we pride our-selves on a fast, efficient response to all inquires. Also the standard of craftsmanship is paramount to our business. We do specialize in mainly decks, fencing, and retaining walls etc. But we have in the past had quite a few small builds, (Sleep-outs, Garages, Farm Sheds, etc ) The Pronto Pride: On time. Within budget.. .

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Hand D king

Joined May 2018

Door and window installation, Retaining wall & fence work, Gib fix, earth work, truck and digger hire, soil and concrete removal, driveway etc, demolition, lawn care maintenance

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R D WICKENS

Joined February 2018

Hi,I have been a carpenter for 29 years and have a high standard of work.I currently contract to a reputable company,but am looking for smaller jobs at the weekends.I take pride in my work and like to see a happy customer every time.I work hard to make sure jobs are completed on budget and on time.

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On Time Maintenance Ltd

Joined April 2019

Handyman , Repair and maintenance in general anything wood or steel works . House , gates fence ,decks , soft chemical wash and high pressure cleaning house , drive ways etc

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A P Shone Builder

Joined June 2011

Time served trade qualified LBP builder, we carry out additions, repairs , maintenance small housing work, renovations, company maintenance contracts, we can work on hourly rates or fixed contract prices, we don't charge for mileage or travelling time and we can provide you with free quotes and estimates

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