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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hedge

Posted 1 year ago

Large hedge needs trimming back.

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Sad garden

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Yard Mowing

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Cherry . I am in Christchurch

Posted 1 year 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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General Garden Maintenance

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Garden maintenance and hedge trimming

Posted 1 year 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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Omakau lawn mowing

Posted 2 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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Paerau - Ranfurly

Posted 4 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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Maintenance Gardening

Posted 2 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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Bring the garden back to life

Posted 3 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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Gardening

Posted 5 years ago

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

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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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Duncan Contracting Limited

Joined July 2018

Hi, I have been Building for 7 years and have great knowledge in all aspects of building and house maintenance. I am very professional and am looking for jobs on the smaller side of the scale, but will consider larger jobs.

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Omniconz Enterprises

Joined March 2017

Our elite Christchurch team are your local sales & installation specialists for all Artificial Grass & Turf products. We provide the latest solutions using New Zealand's most premium products backed up by a market leading 10-year diamond warranty. We can take on your other landscaping and excavation & demolition related requirements too. Talk to us today for an extremely competitive quote!...

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Shane's Drainage

Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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P i Group Limited

Joined August 2016

P I Group Limited. We're Christchurch locally owned and operated family business. We specialise in Residential small to medium project. Insulation Installation - Ceiling and Underfloor including moist barrier. Landscaping - Paving ( Footpath, Patio etc ) - Ready Lawn, Fencing - Painting and Demolition. We ensure excellence of workmanship and delivery of projects. We wor...

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Rocky Ridge Landscape & Construction

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are Landscapers based in Alexandra, happy to travel to other locations like Queenstown, Wanaka, Cromwell and more. We are the South islands only installers of high quality Synthetic grass, Eco Lawn. We also supply and install a variety of quality fences from colour steel to wooden post and rail, retaining walls, pergolas, landscape design, plants and more. Richard is also a qualified builde...

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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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VINE Building and Construction

Joined August 2018

We are 2 brothers that have worked around the world in all areas of construction. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and deliver quality in everything that we fo

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Queenstown Garden Company

Joined June 2017

Ready to give your garden a new lease of life? Contact the professional team at Queenstown Garden Company for a garden that looks beautiful year round. Check out our website for testimonials from our happy clients.

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D Construction

Joined February 2015

We are the principal soft-strip company in Christchurch, having worked on hundreds of projects ranging from large commercial strip-outs to residential demolition. With our huge range of expertise and skill, you can't go wrong choosing D-Construction for your next demolition project

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Fastgrass Landscaping

Joined February 2017

Our team are highly skilled with vast experience and knowledge of all the leading industry products. We will provide you with a high quality, fast, reliable service in all aspects of landscaping and construction for both residential and commercial clients. With the knowledge and skill to make any dream a reality and to fit your budget.

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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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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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Dun Eden Green Ltd

Joined March 2016

We have four divisions in our company - landscaping, building, arboreal and grounds maintenance services. We have a full complement of qualified tradesman and we excel at both hard and soft landscaping, arboriculture, garden maintenance/site clearance and construction work. We have licensed builders, qualified arborists and experienced landscapers. We are free to ask for help with costing of an...

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JH Concrete and Labouring

Joined November 2017

Concrete paths patios driveways and general Labouring and odd jobs .I've had 3 years plus years in the industry. And have worked alongside people with solid knowledge. I'm now looking to step up my game and venture out on my own. Any job to expand my portfolio. If you have a job send us a message and we can see what we can do. No job to big or to small. J.H Concrete and Labouring .

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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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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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OCD

Joined July 2018

Combined we have 30 plus years in the trade and strive for excellence. No job to big or to small...we try to give competitive quotes. Please feel free to contact us to get a quote

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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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Small time joinery

Joined August 2017

Hi, I've been making furniture full time for a couple of years and part time since age of 12, have have a strong ethic towards site and self safety and getting any job done to the highest degree of accuracy necessary, I pride myself on my eye for detail, and understanding of application of knowledge; can follow and give directions clearly.

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Mike the Builder

Joined June 2010

Hi, I've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 13 years. While I specialise in major renovations and new builds I also do smaller jobs from time to time. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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