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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest gardening case studies

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

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.

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.

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

Hedges and bushes

Posted 4 months ago

Hedges and bushes need a good trim. They are high (some are over 4m high) and I would like to cut them significantly. Will require large amounts of cuttings to be removed from property.

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Tree stump removal

Posted 4 months ago

Need some tree stumps removed from our garden. There is 8 of them all up 3-4 bigger stumps and 3-4 little ones.

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Periodic Garden Maintenance

Posted 5 months ago

Established garden edges. Low shrubbery and bushes pruning. Hand weeding and scuffling with a hoe. No lawns, hedges or vegetable garden. Close to a level section.

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Tidy up and spray

Posted 1 month ago

Mowing, edging, weeding 2 beds, spraying lawn grubs and trimming a hedge

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Garden Tidy up

Posted 4 months ago

Removal of overgrown shrubs & trees. Tidy existing composte heap.

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Section tidy up

Posted 3 months ago

Pre winter section tidy up. Trim back bushes & small trees around pathways & rear of section , around house. Object is to make property access safe & trouble free for winter. Remove all rubbish from site.

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Take out garden and prepare for grass seed

Posted 5 months ago

We are wanting quotes to have our front garden along with the small stone and existing lawn taken out and prepared for grass seed. Approximately 15 meters by 1m. Must be able to take waste away.

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High hedge trimming

Posted 1 month ago

Hi Looking for someone to cut back quite high hedges, branches and ivy from our property.

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Planter box/retaining wall small x 2

Posted 5 months ago

Concrete in posts and use retaining wall timber to retain garden . 3m x 1 m x 500mm high x 2

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A Day of General Garden Tidy Up -

Posted 4 months ago

I need someone for a days work to do a general tidy up of our garden. I'm looking for quantity over quality, by this I mean I just need the place tidied up a bit and not a show garden. It is an end of summer job so its is mainly the small trees/shrubs needing a trim, the edge of the lawn tidied and if time some dead heading, rose pruning and such. Ideally the person would have a motorized or powerful battery hedge trimmer, a line trimmer would be handy but not essential and a trailer to take wa...

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One off garden tidy up, mainly weeding and green waste removal

Posted 4 months ago

I have a small section in from of my unit which needs weeding and green waste removal afterwards. Probably2-3 hrs work all up.

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Urgent: Section clear and tidy ready for renting

Posted 5 months ago

Need someone to tidy and clear garden, front and back section ready property for renting

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Hedge cutting

Posted 3 months ago

Hedge cutting. A large hedge, 25m long and about 7ft high. Requires to be cut. Was last cut last summer.

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One off garden tidy up

Posted 5 months ago

Weeding, trimming of hedges, garden waste removal, mowing and a bit of landscaping.

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Garden tidy-up

Posted 5 months ago

weeding, trimming, pruning, complete tidy up.

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Regular backyard gardening

Posted 3 weeks ago

I am renting my house to my family while I am away for six months from the end of July. I want weekly gardening done to keep the place under control and tidy. No lawns needing done, just weeding, trimming, and taking away. 2 hours per week.

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Backyard tidy up and landscaping if possible

Posted 3 months ago

We've been left in the dark by a couple of other gardeners and now have a massively out of control backyard. Bare minimum we're wanting someone to come and tidy everything up ASAP, lots of weeding and grass mowing on uneven surface. We have a creek running through the back of our property and the otherside has not been touched in a while! Wanting to clear as much of the plants over there as possible to make it easier to access and maintain. Also looking for the removal of a pine in the backyard...

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Trim bush

Posted 4 months ago

Need to hedge and trim some bush. Hope the job can be done asap.

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Giant Lawn Tidy Up in North Dunedin

Posted 2 months ago

I have a flat 400m2 section in North Dunedin which has become very overgrown. I am looking for someone to initially do a big tidy up of the lawn areas (they will need to be attacked with a weed eater), remove the green waste and then take over lawn mowing on a regular basis to keep the section tidy. I would estimate that of the entire section, roughly 200m2 is overgrown. The balance is the house and concrete paths.

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Old man beard removal

Posted 2 months ago

As title states get in touch

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Weeding Pruning Peastraw & waste removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Steep bank - grass removal for planting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pruning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Urgent: Section clear and tidy ready for renting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge Trimmer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedges trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge Trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedges and bushes

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pruning trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

One off garden tidy up

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

4th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Hedge cutting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bark

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

A Day of General Garden Tidy Up -

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th April 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawn mowing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Weeding & Tidy up.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Grounds man

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedges cut

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Backyard tidy up and landscaping if possible

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trimming / Weeding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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SB 2 Build ltd

Joined January 2017

Together we have been in the building trade for over 25 years. Sam is our registered licenced building practitioner and have experience in new builds, renovations, alterations and extensions as well as fencing, decks and all scopes of concrete works.We deliver a high quality end product and pride ourselves on keeping within budget and time frames! Additionally we have access to a wide range of su...

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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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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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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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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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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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Brokebackbuilders ltd

Joined October 2017

Anything building undertaken. $50 hour charge up plus materials Qualified builder. 30% up front on quoted jobs Registered licensed builder. 40% on progression All sub trades available. 30% on completion $100 site visit non refundable.

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Sammys

Joined February 2017

I’ve been working in the Dunedin building industry for the past 16 years. I am highly motivated and have a wide ranging skill set in many areas of construction. I specialise in small to medium sized residential construction jobs. General building and carpentry, Repairs and maintenance, Renovations, Fences, Paths, Landscaping, Painting and much more. Anything from replacing a letterbox to a full ki...

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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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Effective Property Solutions

Joined July 2019

We Specialise in Painting , Decorating and Maintenence Services We offer Personalised Solutions to match your Specific property requirents along with a Prompt , Friendly and Professional Service all at Competitive Prices. Make contact today and we would love to help assist you complete all your requirements and work with you so as to make sure its all a smooth , straight foward , stress fr...

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Dunedin City Contracting

Joined February 2017

We are a large firm specializing all all aspects of property maintenance and construction. We employ qualified Builders, Electricians and interior decorators. We Also do landscaping and excavation. Basically anything related to domestic or commercial properties. We make it easy having all trades in house for project management, no need to try and coordinate tradesmen from multiple businesses as we...

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Love Your Garden

Joined November 2020

-First year owner of a small horticultural services business, double certificate in Horticulture from Otago Polytechic -2 years experience painting - looking to pick up some inside jobs while there is wet weather -Have most of my own gardening/painting gear -Competitive quotes/hourly rates -Always striving for a top quality job -Friendly and communicable

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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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The Garden Maker

Joined June 2017

Hi. Landscaping, is my specialty and has largely been my occupation for about 12 years, I also sometimes make tables/shelves/cabinets from recycled timber and Macrocarpa, and have produced commercial cafe fit outs. I worked for a landscaping firm in Wellington for 3 years, followed by working for landscaping firm in Dunedin for five years before deciding to go out at it alone. I have an eye...

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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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Complete Restorations &Scaffolding LTD

Joined January 2018

Complete Restorations and Scaffolding is a Dunedin based company focusing on providing high-quality service for your property needs. From small assignments to big renovation and restoration projects, our experienced team is always happy to help.

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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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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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Living Colour Design Ltd

Joined September 2015

Living Colour Design is a painting, decorating and home maintenance service. It's always our goal to make your project as stress free as possible. We achieve this by providing you the personal approach that you deserve. We engage with our clients, we listen to what you need, then help you achieve your projects. We have the tools, materials and staff to get the job done professionally and qui...

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