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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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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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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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Your Ultimate Lawn Comparison Guide

Posted 30/04/21

If you’re wondering what type of lawn to go for, we’ve got you covered. Know what type of lawn best suits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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Latest gardening case studies

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

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Recent jobs posted

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

Maintenance Gardening

Posted 4 years ago

I would like a Maintenance Gardener to take care of 3 different sites on a weekly or fortnightly basis depending on season. I would like to meet on site in Alexandra on Friday 26th August to discuss requirements 2 Sites in Alexandra and 1 Site in Ranfurly

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Garden maintenance and hedge trimming

Posted 3 years ago

One acre property in Lauder, Central Otago. Five hedges to be cut top and sides. Other bushes cut and trimmed. Weed eating. Removal of green waste. Hedges are boundary hedges two metres high.

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Gardening Work

Posted 1 month ago

Just a tidy up basically. Mostly removing weeds. Prepare area to be replaced with stones Smalll job. One off.

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Omakau lawn mowing

Posted 4 years ago

Mowing lawns around holiday home Section size is 2000m2 with approx ... in lawn needing mowing. Garden areas can be left untended. Probably only 3 or 4 mows needed annually (last mow was Feb and there has been little growth). Please reply if interested in either a one off mow or regular mowing. This suits a local person from the Omakau/Ophir area.

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Gardening needing done this week !

Posted 3 months ago

Gardnening needing done Weeding Filling in a couple of holes in grass dug by dog Lawn mowing Leaf clearing Must take green waste away .

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Bring the garden back to life

Posted 5 years ago

We have a 3/4 acre property which gardens have been beautiful in the past but in the last few years the property has been neglected. We wish to have a general tidy up of the garden. Mainly pulling out weeds and basic trimming of the trees and plants. It will probably take a week or two to do this work.

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Cherry . I am in Christchurch

Posted 3 years ago

This is for a gift for Christmas in Clyde Central Otago . My sister has a major back injury and needs help with the garden .not just once but I need quote for hours .would like to give the voucher to her for Christmas .for Christmas .

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Yard Mowing

Posted 2 years ago

regular 6 weekly yard Maintenance / Mowing of lawns front and back and Verge plus yard pruning as required

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General Garden Maintenance

Posted 2 years ago

Maintenance of mature gardens - weeding, mulching - 2 hours per week - maybe more to start with :)

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Garden Work / Tidy Up

Posted 6 months ago

Property in need of some serious tidying up - some trees / shrubs to be removed and many to be cut back. Overall tidy up of garden area wanted. Wanting this to be done this Saturday 30th or Sunday 31st Jan.

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LAWNS

Posted 1 year ago

Regular fortnightly mow or Casual Green waste removed, edges trimmed Takes about 1 hour Location: Lowburn

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Garden tidy up 14 Campbell street Alexandra

Posted 1 year ago

The garden needs a clean up, weed spraying, maybe lawn mowing. Just a general good tidy up please.

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Home Garden Out of Hand! #2

Posted 2 months ago

Recovering from injuries and cannot spend long in usual gardening chores - especially raking. Lawn edges need doing, half a dozen shrubs trimmed, rest of wisteria runners removed (used an electric pruner for what I could do myself), I managed to removed 10 small rose bushes from narrow front garden, but can't kneel long enough to hand dig remaining small roots, and add some good soil to replant with something different, remove leaves piled up behind coal shed, clean moss from cobbles in drivewa...

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Gardening

Posted 1 year ago

Pruning back trees and bushes from driveway Thank you ! The job has been completed !

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Sad garden

Posted 4 years ago

Garden needs a makeover and some living care and a clean up

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Home Garden Out of Hand!

Posted 2 months ago

Recovering from injuries and cannot spend long in usual gardening chores - especially raking. Lawn edges need doing, half a dozen shrubs trimmed, rest of wisteria runners removed (used an electric pruner for what I could do myself), I managed to removed 10 small rose bushes from narrow front garden, but can't kneel long enough to hand dig remaining small roots, and add some good soil to replant with something different, remove leaves piled up behind coal shed, clean moss from cobbles in drivewa...

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Pathway

Posted 11 months ago

I need a pathway dug to put pavers down It is 8 mtr long and 1.5 wide It would take maybe 4 hours I have started it but I need help

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Gardening

Posted 7 years ago

clearing section of all plants ready for planting grass in the spring

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Hedge

Posted 4 years ago

Large hedge needs trimming back.

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Paerau - Ranfurly

Posted 6 years ago

Require regular lawnmowing - 20 mows per year - on Upper Taieri Paerau Road, Ranfurly Needs to have public liability insurance, clean security check and ability to email invoices.

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Find Gardeners in Central Otago

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.

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EzGrab

Joined March 2017

Ez Grab is a 100% Locally Owned and operated company providing civil reinstatement and excavation services we have worked in the civil construction industry for the past 13 year. With the only self loading tipper truck in Otago we provide a bulk waste removal and bulk material deliver services.

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Twin Ropes Technical Services

Joined June 2018

We specialise in work at height jobs, plus a wide variety of technical services including stand-alone solar and off-grid solutions for remote locations. If you are struggling with a solution to your at-height problem, let us know!

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On Time Electrical

Joined January 2015

Queenstown based electrical company offering professional, friendly service at an affordable price. We specialise in mainly domestic and commercial electrical installations. No job too big or small. All work is completed in a very clean and tidy manner. Offering free and honest quotes throughout Queenstown and the surrounding areas for all electrical work.

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Kahu Contractors

Joined March 2018

A small team dedicated to providing an excellent service throughout the building and construction industry. Having spent a lot of time in all sectors of the industry we are known to specialize in everything from formwork amd foundations to crane work and precast installation, We have the expertise, tools and where needed tickets (qualifications) to complete all builds to an excellent standard, saf...

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Mike's Trade Services

Joined April 2021

Hello 🙂 Heres abit about myself and what I do.. My skill base revolves around waterproofing and flooring systems and more. Im qualified in flooring which involves floor leveling, resin screeds and specailised coatings systems both interior and exterior. - Reinforced coating systems for decks and balconys. - Waterproof coatings - Roof coatings and repairs - Sealant of all typ...

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Swift Wash

Joined June 2018

Exterior Property Maintenance Company. We specialise in making the outside of your property look great. Soft House Washing Gutter Cleaning Window Washing Decks Cleaned Driveways, paths and fences waterblasting. Moss treatments Lawn mowing Section tidys Rubbish Removal And more

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CDCCentralDiggingCompanyLtd

Joined September 2017

Stuff what we do: Architecture landscaping Construction Stone work Excavation Earth moving For more info and free competitive quotes: website: www. ... .nz Facebook: CDC Central Digging Company Ltd - Queenstown Phone: ... (George)

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Proscape Queenstown Ltd

Joined September 2020

We are a local company that has experience landscaping and gardening in the Queenstown region for over 7 years. There’s no job too big or too small so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for a free competitive quote.

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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, and Taihape. Our service...

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Rotadig excavation Dunedin

Joined October 2019

Dunedin based locally owned business with 10+ years experience. We take great pride in our work and love what we do. Operating the lastest in excavation technology. Our 360° rotating buckets work more efficiently than a conventional digger that saves time and money. Call us or check us out on Facebook or instagram for all your excavation/cartage needs

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landshapes limited

Joined July 2016

I Have worked in earth moving/construction industry 30 years. I Have set myself up to do landscape constructing work dig outs. . I pride myself on keeping budgets on target, being reliable and producing quality work. I have a 5ton tip truck and various size diggers, augers and a rock breaker ...and other construction equipment. Site cuts, footings , retaining etc ...We run rubber tracked diggers,...

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Kept Under Wraps

Joined August 2015

Kept Under Wraps have been in the signwriting industry for many moons and have adapted to the changes in the industry. Their current focus is vinyl wrapping vehicles from partial wraps, full wraps, colour change, and paint protection film, as well as headlight and taillight tints, and anything else you can imagine. Full wraps so far include various exotic cars, a motorbike, and a mountainbike, mor...

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Buildigg

Joined October 2019

Here at Buildigg we do a wide range of jobs from landscape, fencing, retaining walls, earth moving and much much more for any work needed done around the house or around the building site. We pride ourselves on getting the job done to a high standard and on time

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Phil Huntley Builder Ltd

Joined August 2009

Over 20 years experience. Available for renovations, repairs and all building work inside and outside, including: * Kitchen and bathroom renovations and repairs. * Full interior refurbishments * Additions and alterations to existing houses * New house construction * Decks and fencing * Driveways and landscape construction * Emergency flood and damage repair No job too small or too big

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Eureka contracting

Joined July 2016

After 20 years traveling, farming, military contracting, serving in the defence force and fencing I have finally settled in Dunedin. Self employment suits my lifestyle, and as a result I am happy to offer my services primary as a fencer, but am prepared, equiped and capable to tackle almost any job around the home, farm or lifestyle block. Great rates, great service. :)

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Civil Drawings

Joined December 2015

hi If you need professional done drawings done for your DIY (retaining walls,garden sheds,decks,landscaping etc) project then this is the right place. Just send in your sketches and get them must presentable As a sole trader you will guaranteed the best prices.

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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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Posiworks Otago

Joined September 2020

We are a contracting and landscaping company running small gear ideal for ready lawn, fencing,small truck delivery’s ,power raking ,mowing , chain trenching ,gravel driveway resurfacing,concrete prep,section clearing, retaining wall Construction

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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder Truck Drivers,Machine Operators full licenced *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) and LBP *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool...

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Mandy Wood Stained Glass

Joined January 2011

I have been making stained glass for 25 years and was the first stained glass artist in Queensland to be accredited by the governent to train apprentices who I used in my 5 galleries. Over the years I have made 1000's of stained glass commission windows and doors for the cyclone prone Queensland coast line. I came back to NZ and bought a home and gallery in Dargaville in 2007. I can ship s...

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