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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 findi

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Gardening

Posted 6 months ago

Winter clean- up in small/ medium mainly native garden. No lawns Rubbish to be taken away.

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Gardening and cleaning

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need my gardens cleaned of weeds and leafs. I also need the lawns mowed . A full yard clean basically. It would be great to get the yard kept up to date also

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Clean up all gardens

Posted 10 months ago

I need all my weeds done i have a small amount of gardens, and just two big hedges trimmed out the front of house and just a good tidy up

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Tree, Hedge and Weed Removal

Posted 4 months ago

Removal of trees, weeds, hedge and a wire and waratah fence required. Part of this job will involve stump removal. All waste will be disposed of by contractor. The Green works is required for a 35m boundary fence line. Photos are of our side of the property. Photos of neighbouring side not available at time of job posting. Work required prior to a new boundary fence being built. Prompt response and quoting required. Neighbouring property is HNZ. Any heavy machinery access will be...

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Clearing weeds and laying lime

Posted 9 months ago

Clear all weeds from the side of the house in the narrow strip beside fence. Form a smooth surface and lay weed mat. Cover with lime. Please supply lime and weed mat.

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Garden Tidy Up

Posted 6 months ago

Needing these gardens done before Saturday 30th May preferably.

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Gardening

Posted 10 months ago

General garden maintenance, weeding mulching, hedge trimming etc fortnightly possibly weekly if required.

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Dead and unwanted trees - removal

Posted 8 months ago

Person wanted to fell and remove four trees / shrub from suburban garden: 1. Dead cabbage tree - about 6 m high 2. Three spiky branches of well-grown Yucca 3. Wild privet - about 5 m high, already trimmed in places 4. Huge old Hebe shrub, about 2 m high by 3 m diameter

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Lawn mowing

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, we are needing our lawns mowed. Quite a big section. In the picture provided is the back and we also have the front section which is slightly bigger. Looking at quotes for now.

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Weeding and spraying gardens

Posted 10 months ago

We have 2 gardens to be weeded, sprayed then weed matted and 1 garden that needs to be cleared so we can concrete it. We will organise the concrete, we just need the gardening done. The two that will be weed matted are 15m long, 1m wide and 4m long, 1.5m wide. The one we went cleared so we can concrete is 4m long, 2m wide. We would like to have these done ASAP as we are having a fence put up. We do not want the weeds to grow back on the gardens that will be barked. I have no idea how much...

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General Gardening

Posted 3 months ago

General gardening required (my usual gardener has retired). Does include trimming some high hedges.

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Weeding

Posted 1 month ago

Weeding and erecting a fence (have the fence)no need for rubbish removal

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Back section-gardening, remodel.

Posted 1 week ago

The back garden needs a re-work. Biggest part is to clear one section of shrubs, bark and weed mat, then to be grassed (by me) Roughly 1500W x 6000L. Also to assist with forming a border garden along a new retainer wall and moving existing garden borders (sleepers). If experience with concreting, an extension to a concrete path would be great. Dimensions rough 1000W x 4000L in an L shaper. No specific timeframe.

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Trim top of Hedge

Posted 1 month ago

Need the top of a pittosporum hedge cut back, part of it needs to be accessed from a shed roof. Also cut a pittosporum tree off on same roof top. Hedge around 8 ft high.

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Lawns

Posted 8 months ago

Enquiring what it might cost to have lawns completed on a fortnightly basis. Also small amount of weeding and the edges trimmed back (weed eater) say every 4th mow (2 monthly). 890 square metre flat section. Grass area approx. 400m2 to 500m2.

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Manuka street

Posted 3 months ago

rental property regularlawn maintenance

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Garden work

Posted 8 months ago

Fortnightly weeding and tidyup and removal of greenwaste for my Mum's garden, starting in 2 weeks time. 1- 2hrs per fortnight. Cheers.

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Hedge trimming

Posted 8 months ago

3meter height 12meter length.

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Residential lawn needs mowing

Posted 4 months ago

Due to an accident I have not kept up with my lawn mowing. The lawn takes me 45mins under usual circumstances, however, in parts it is longer than normal, and, of course wet. I run a bnb and expect my first guests (since pre lockdown) on 23rd July. I would like them mowed before that date, thanks

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Hedges

Posted 8 months ago

Need about 50 metres of hedging that is about 2.5m high in places, knocked back to say 2.1m and sides also trimmed quite far back. Ideally within next 2-3 weeks if possible.

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 179,000 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

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Residential lawn needs mowing

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19th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Hedge trimming

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10th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clearing weeds and laying lime

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24th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dead and unwanted trees - removal

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3rd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weeding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawn rescue

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Jablonski Services limited

Joined August 2020

Jablonski Services is a family business that aims to provide many services from handyman services to painting, gardening, cleaning ect. Our aim is to be easy to work with and affordable to the average person.

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Hawkes Bay Gardens Limited

Joined July 2018

Hi. I've been gardening and transforming gardens for over 6 years. Happy to design your garden, transform or do any gardening work needed. I've transformed a garden for a wedding and created several home gardens. I have a worker available for the regular gardening work.

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Tree tops and contracting

Joined September 2016

Hi, we specialise in the following jobs to list a few, normally there isn't much we can't do or have done for you at the best rates available, and we pride ourselves in being professional, quality assured, qualified, with a guarantee --Tree removal around buildings, lines or roads, section clean ups, land scaping, fences installed farm, town or colour steel, pavers restoration, sunken pavers relai...

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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

We are here for you. We specialise in exterior and interior decorating, and colour mixing for elegant and classic looks. We use quality paint. Our painters are skilled, competent hard workers. Integrity, quality, and skills are our strengths. Maxwell Painting and Design Your Assets Matter! polintellpainting.club

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L & B Construction

Joined September 2019

We have done renovation in houses, painting and decorating, plastering, concreting, paving, fencing, house insulation, and cleaning in and outside the house or offices for 12 years. Whatever others won’t do we will be there to help your needs. Our professional, honest and hard working team will go extra mile for deadlines and to suit your budget. We specialise in any renovations from roof to floo...

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TRUE COLOURS AFFORDABLE PAINTERS

Joined December 2019

True Colours Affordable Painters It does not have to cost an and arm and a leg to get top quality results. We realise money doesnt grow on trees so we work with you to bring colour back into your life. From schools to residential property's we have painted them all. Providing a service that is beyond expectation, meeting time lines with a friendly service and award winning smiles, we pr...

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DownSize NZ

Joined November 2018

DownSize NZ clears possessions and prepares homes for sale. We can help with: - Estate clearance services - Downsizing and preparing to move - Home and garden maintenance - Preparing your home and section for sale - Assistance with clearing garages, homes and sections Get in touch for a chat about your needs. We're here to help!

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Toby's Roof & Gutter

Joined August 2010

Hi, Toby's Roof & Gutter specialize in Spouting and Down Pipe repairs and replacements, Roof and Flashing repair and replacements and Guttering . Contact us to find out about our gutter cleaning service with a vacuum system. We provide free, competitive quotes.

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Bay Groundworks, Mark Plews

Joined February 2018

HI my name is Mark and I have been a registered drainlayer for the past 15 years. My wife and I have recently moved to the Hawkes Bay and set up a new business, Bay Groundworks ltd. We do any small digger and tipper truck work, drainlaying, trenching, site/section clearing and any grounds maintenance work, be it re-contouring driveways and paths, green waste removal etc. We pride ourselves in pr...

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Kula

Joined October 2016

Hi there my name is Toni Kula, I have been working in the building/construction industry for more then 20years and became proficient in a wide range of activity during my experiences. I specialise in concrete, decking, fencing, retaining walls, form work and home maintenance. Also I obtain a full class 2 drivers license with a RTW endorsement for excavation work handy, level 4 building and constru...

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RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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Can do Karl

Joined October 2019

Hi, I've been involved in different aspects of the painting industry for the last 30 year, from staining and lacquer of timber products to kitchen and furniture spray painting. Even a few years as a marine painter. A keen diy'er I have a lot of experience house painting , interior and exterior and know my way around products and processes. My time as a signwriter taught me an eye for detail and p...

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Hawke's Bay Picture Hanging

Joined October 2020

Are you looking for a professional picture hanging service? I can hang your pictures, art, and mirrors, including montages, picture walls, and grids with awards, certificates, or whatever you wish. Heavy mirrors or light artworks, I can secure your items on a variety of wall surfaces or in difficult to reach places. I mostly create a dual point fix, which will keep the item straight and secure...

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J Phillips Property Care Services

Joined December 2017

Having started a self employment venture after working in the horticultural field for a number of years, if my skill set can meet your requirements, quality workmanship and fair pricing is my goal.

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Masterflow Painters

Joined August 2010

I am a self employed experienced painter, with great attention to detail. I am efficient, trustworthy and very reliable. I am happy to work on a quote or hourly rate basis, and this can be discussed as to which best suits your needs. Please give me the opportunity to prove to you that I am an honest guy that enjoys his work and believes in doing a quality job.

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Build Mac Limited

Joined January 2013

Building and construction company that strives to deliver a great job at competitive prices. We are experienced in new housing, alterations, extensions, and maintenance work. We can take care of the whole process of your job and organise your project from start to finish We are a member of the New Zealand Master Builders Association and as such are able to offer a Master Builder 10-year guarante...

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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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Big Al's Gardening

Joined February 2020

Hi, I have taken my love for art and nature to the garden. For the last six years I have been designing implementing and maintaining gardens here in New Zealand and Uganda. If you love and care for your garden but just cant find the time to give it your all. Give me a call.

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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Insync handyman & painting

Joined October 2019

Hi, as a home owner of over 30 yrs I have completed many handy man and painting jobs. I have also painted for friends and family. As a part time tradie I am happy to do smaller jobs which would be to a standard that I would expect in my own home. I am a family man, polite ,friendly and dependable.

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