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Hire Christchurch's Best Gardener

Do you want to find the best gardener within Christchurch or even Canterbury? The one who can transform your weedy grass patch, your overgrown section or even your barren land into an oasis of green magnificence? Then you’ve come to the right place! Finding the best gardener for your property is easy, just post your job here at Builderscrack and let them find you.

Choosing the characteristics you want in a gardener takes a little bit longer. That’s because you are going to have to be specific about what you want done and how often you want it done. Other than that, easy peasy!

Choosing The Right Tree Doctor For You

If you have tall, damaged or out of control trees, hedges or bushes, chances are you are going to need an experienced tree doctor who can prune them back to a manageable size or remove them all together. If they are tricky you might even need a tree surgeon, so check out their qualifications and level of experience before hiring them.

This is especially true if you have trees near powerlines, as only some contractors are given training by electricity companies on how to do this safely. If you have other horticultural jobs to be done, a regular gardener might just be your ticket.

If you are wanting to put your property on the market and the grounds need a spruce up to make them more appealing to buyers, it would make sense to engage the services of a gardener or company who can do a wide variety of jobs and has the equipment and manpower to get it done within a reasonable period of time.  If you need your lawns mowed on a fortnightly basis, sticking with someone who only does this is your best bet.

Why A Canterbury Gardener Is Your Best Choice

Here in Christchurch and surrounding areas we have a unique climate. It's one which can be scorching hot during the summer months and incredibly cold with snow during the winter. Just like you have adapted to life here, especially after the devastating earthquakes, a great local gardener has insider knowledge and knows which plants are suitable for our weather conditions and where to plant them for maximum growth and visual impact.

A local gardener is also a wealth of knowledge about the common weeds, pests and diseases prevalent in your area. With some gardening contractors holding certifications in Grow Safe application or Certified Approved Handlers of Agrichemicals, they will have access to organic and regular sprays which can be more effective than the ones you or other non-certified gardeners get at your local gardening centre. They are also professionally trained in how to safely store, handle and use these chemicals, preventing damage occurring at your property.

A local landscaper or horticulturalist will have insider knowledge about local soil conditions, areas which are prone to flooding or have unstable land and where to source the best plants for your garden. Because they are local, they will not have to travel so far to get to you, meaning lower travel costs on your bill! Remember to check for experience, qualifications and customer testimonials when choosing the best gardener for your Christchurch property.

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Recent jobs posted

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

Small inner City Lawn + Lazy owner= $$ for you!

Posted 1 month ago

Yup, so I live in a lovely unit in the heart of our wonderful city, the issue is I am lazy AF and can not be bothered/ have the time, to mow and edge my lawns. The lawn is small if I ever get my A into G it takes me about 20 min max, there is a space on site where you can leave your clippings and a mower there you can use, but only if it makes the cost less ! If the price and job is good then we would look at making it a regular thing! So please help me out and make my lovely garden...

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Gardener needed asap. No lawns

Posted 1 month ago

Gardener wanted to remove and take away a ground cover plant and weed out small weeds and tidy up the garden. Must be available on a weekday between 12noon-5pm Approximately 2-3 hours. Please let me know your hourly rate and price to take away the ground cover and when you are available to do this

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Shrubs and small trees removal and pruning

Posted 5 days ago

Prune back plants along section boundary so not hanging over fence. Remove several shrubs and small trees, preferably also removing stumps. Removal of all green waste and also about 10 landscaping stones (not huge, approx 20cm diameter ones). Also one large stump to be removed (will need to be ground out) if successful tradie is able to do that. Would like work done asap.

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Tree and hedge guru

Posted 1 week ago

1)?Remove or cut back cypress tree 2) Cut back and or remove Pittisporam hedge

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Real weeding required not spraying

Posted 1 week ago

Hello - the garden has got on top of us and I'd like to get it back in order. Looking for a clean up then ongoing maintenance. Can you help us? We're not interested in weed mat and bark alternatives. Thanks Frances

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Lawnmowing monthly

Posted 2 weeks ago

Mowing 4 small lawns of property 16 Crohane place. As in picture.

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Section tidy up

Posted 3 weeks ago

Edges trimmed, weeds killed, all bushes and trees trimmed if necessary, all green waste removed. Need it done ASAP please.

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Tidy up garden 2

Posted 1 month ago

Weeding, lawn mowing, pruning needs to be done.

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Lawn mowing and gardening

Posted 1 month ago

ASAP, before Thursday afternoon if possible. I have a small patch at the back of the house that needs mowing and weeding out. Last time I posted the same job here, someone came around to have a look and quote me and they went to work straight away. They finished the job in 15mins and I paid them $40, I forgot who it was so I’m reposting this hoping I’ll get the same results.

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Lawn mowing and weeding

Posted 1 month ago

Need someone to mow lawns and weed garden and take clippings away today. Any time will suit. Not a large area. Est about an hour's work. Willing to pay a 100 dollars .

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Looking for a Garden Maintenance star

Posted 1 month ago

We are out of town landlords for a property that is currently tenanted. Due to our previous gardener scaling back on their business, we are now on the search for a new gardener. The garden at the property is something we value and as such, would like someone we can trust, to maintain it properly. Advice is always appreciated but to give a rough idea of what the job may entail, there are: - Rose and lavender bushes (usually maintained as needed based on season) - Shaped trees - General...

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Garden tidy trim and weed

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi I am wanting a complete tidy up, weeding, trimming of plants etc and planting a few more bedding plants where some have died. Also sweeping paths and getting rid of leaves. Our section is small and reasonably easycare (inner city townhouse). The house is only 3 years old so plants and shrubs are not huge.

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Garden Maintenance

Posted 1 month ago

Garden tidy up and Put some fertinizer for plants.

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Gardening

Posted 2 weeks ago

Prune roses trees hedges trim lawns tidy up garden

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Hedge clippings removal

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have tidied up our hedges and have the clippings and some small branches that need to be removed

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Small yard tidyup

Posted 2 weeks ago

Would like my sisters small yard done, dead heading, pruning, trimming, general tidyup, green waste removed . Would need to be 19th or 20 July while she is away. A surprise for her as she goes through chemotherapy. I would estimate couple hrs work

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Lawnmowing #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

Mowing the lawn on a regular basis. No animals so inspect at any time suitable to you. Look forward to hearing from you and receiving a quote.

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Leave removal

Posted 3 weeks ago

Garden needs this years fall of oak and elm leaves collected and removed. Probably about a 2 hour job

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332 Stanmore Road

Posted 1 month ago

Removal (or cut down and poison) small tree and several buddlieas. Then spray weeds and remove all rubbish from site, including small amount rubbish (weeds) householder has made.

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Tidy up garden in preparation to market house

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, I want to market my property shortly and the garden needs a tidy up before I list it. I know winter time isn't an ideal time to make it look nice though however. I would like someone to come and give me quote to tidy it up. Many thanks. Cathy

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 139,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Gardening Mary Street

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Aya Al-Umari


9th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawn mowing and gardening


19th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Section tidy-up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree and shrub trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

332 Stanmore Road

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ongoing gardening work

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leave removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lay thick coverage light pine bark chips & stone chips in garden

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Barking Mad

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree Trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weed mat installation along driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardener / lawnmower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shrub/tree pruning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

applying mulch to gardens

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General garden tidy up, pruning and removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th February 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Edgeware Road - Regular Mowing and Spraying

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

garden waste removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Gardeners in Christchurch

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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Dave Parker Builder

Joined June 2019

Hi I am a quilified carpenter with over 10 years experience in the building trade. I have had extensive experience in all types of residential work. While I have specialised in new homes, renovations and restorations. I also enjoy doing small jobs. I take great pride in all jobs I do big or small. So if you need a door fixed, a house built or anything in between I look forward to providing you wit...

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Timbali Retrofit Limited

Joined August 2017

I have been building and renovating for the last 20yrs specializing in aluminium fabrication and installation for the last 5yrs and glass fabrication, repair and installation including retrofit double glazing, frameless showers and balustrades for 7yrs before that. I started my life in construction interior plastering and fixing.

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Brothers Landscapes

Joined August 2013

We have been a family business for the last 17 years and offer the complete landscaping and construction package from tree felling, ready lawn, irrigation, paving, retaining walls, fencing, decks, concreting, planting, renovations, new builds and much more. FREE quote to transform your section. Experienced, professional and on time. Phone Brothers Landscapes and Construction in Christchurch for a...

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Sculptural Landscapes LTd

Joined January 2018

Sculptural Landscapes has been beautifying Canterbury yards for over 5 years now. We will take on anything from putting in a few grasses to entire lifestyle block landscaping and management. We work very hard to keep out clients happy. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget and time. If its outside we can manage your job to a high standard. If your looking...

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Yella Digga Ltd

Joined November 2017

I would like to take this time to introduce Yella Digga Ltd. We are an excavation company that has been servicing the Canterbury region for 10 years. We are a family owned and operated business. We are an experienced earthmoving company focusing on commercial and residential foundations, driveways and also dairy conversions. We can help from preparing the foundation for building your new hous...

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ATlandscapes

Joined June 2019

Hi, I am a qualified landscaper and landscape design, I have been in the residential market for 7 years. I take great pride in my work and always leave a high quality product and clean up after myself.

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Hedges & Edges Property Maintenance

Joined April 2019

I am a qualified plumber by trade, however have recently chosen a new career path in property maintenance - lawns, hedge and tree trimming etc. I look forward to being able to assist you.

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Shane's Drainage Limited

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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Dando Fencing Limited

Joined April 2018

We are a family owned business located in Christchurch, NZ. We specialise in residential and commercial fencing. Our goal as a company is to provide a neat and efficient service and offer helpful and friendly assistance with all your projects.FREE MEASURE & QUOTE

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Nick Campbell Builders Ltd

Joined November 2016

Specialising in smaller cladding jobs, deckings, and new builds. I'm a trade qualified and licensed building practitioner who takes pride in his work. Nick Campbell Builders Limited has built new houses ranging from 100sq-320sq, basic boxes through to architectural two storeys town houses.

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Handyman

Joined June 2018

Hi their I'm concert placer by trade over 23 years experience all so in landscapeing . I'm looking for some extra work in the weekend's . so if you need a hand or want something done around the house. Like concert/dig out and boxed up Paving Leaving lawns for Grass/stone chip Warterbasti...

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Bearded Builder Ltd

Joined November 2017

Hi, We are a small company that focuses on the needs and wants of our clients. We specialise in custom timber work and renovations although that doesn't hold us back from new builds, in fact it gives you a better end product. We specialise in kitchens and door repairs. We do all sorts from insulation and architectural builds. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and our communication to the clien...

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Fowlertrades

Joined January 2017

Im a small family bussiness operating for 5 years now that Does a variety of jobs inside and out of your property including removing all rubbish and clearing all property rubbish left from tenants! Tree trimmimg, hedge trimming, tree felling, stump Grinding also lawn mowing. Or needing a tidy up before sale.

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Chris's maintaince

Joined January 2019

Hi, I'm Chris. Landscaper / gardener and handyman. Do you have gardens that need tidying lawns that need mowing or an extra hand around your home? I'm here to help you.. I pride myself in working to the highest standards and will go the extra mile to get your job done just how you want it. I look forward to hearing from you.

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VP Home Maintenance & Gardening

Joined March 2015

Home Maintenance and Gardening services in Christchurch, since 2013. Based in Papanui Christchurch. Please refer to Face book page https://www.facebook.com/pg/vp.hmg/posts for photo gallery.

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dandi contracting

Joined May 2018

Hello, We are a building team with over 30 years experience, be it carpet laying, tiling or outside doing Landscaping, Decking and Masonry work. We are LBP and keen to help you. Please give us a call. Cheers Dave

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Supreme Services

Joined June 2019

Hi all, Supreme covers Property & Building Maintenance and Landscaping Services. If you have a one of job or project or you require a regular service, we can provide both. Rental property issues - no problem. I have over 20 years residential and commercial property maintenance. I also have tickets for EWP - Scissor, Cherry picker & Boom lifters for all Work at Height. Qualified to Work at Heigh...

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All round HandyMAM

Joined October 2016

Hey! I'm an out going solo mum to 1 out there helping people renovate and tidy there homes for and affordable price ! I'm out there trying to establish my own business and my own crew of tradie ladies, I myself have been painting and plastering for 7 years now so have my own tools, knowledge and good eye for detail, i also want to start my own cleaning and garden tidy ups. all 3 of these I do be...

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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