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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.

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 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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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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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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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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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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New Lawn in Whiritoa

Posted 8 months ago

We recently had some work done at our place in Whiritoa. Most of the lawn at the front was removed and the rest was damaged badly. There's no topsoil. I've tried to put down grass seed but it's essentially just sand. We'd like to lay a flat lawn, probably laying turf. Will probably need topsoil too.

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Home garden

Posted 4 months ago

Regular maintenance of large home garden. No lawns. Need someone with knowledge of plants. One full day or two half days per week . Retired owners trying to stay in own home as long as possible.

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Flax bush removal!

Posted 3 years ago

Flax bush starting to grow under house, easily accessible but should start getting rid of it before it gets out of hand!

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Small weedspraying job at back of retial building

Posted 5 months ago

standard week spray to tidy up rear of building tenancies

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Home garden 2 #2

Posted 4 months ago

Regular maintenance of large home garden. No lawns. Need someone with knowledge of plants. One full day or two half days per week . Retired owners trying to stay in own home as long as possible.

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Garden job

Posted 1 year ago

Lawns and general garden work like trimming and edges of lawns, cutting back bushes and replanting 3 small gardens

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Home garden 2

Posted 4 months ago

Regular maintenance of large home garden. No lawns. Need someone with knowledge of plants. One full day or two half days per week . Retired owners trying to stay in own home as long as possible.

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Deans Dynamic Decorating

Joined April 2016

Hi there. Im Dean. Ive been in the trade going on 7 years now. Ive been taught the trade by my father and grandfather as it is passed onto first born sons in my family as tradition.My skills range from gib fixing and gibstopping (small fixes: holes etc, new gib plastering and also full skimming (Level 5). Paint experince with all different kinds of paints wether it be a flat, low sheen, semi gloss...

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Mills Contracting Services Ltd

Joined January 2018

We are a family-owned company with 20 years experience, specializing in a wide range of civil works, driveways/concrete/patios and footpaths, excavations, post hole boring, landscaping, land contouring, section clearing, tree/stump removal, fencing and retaining. We are the one-stop-shop and can take full care of all your projects from start to finish with our competitive rates. Truck/Digger and B...

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Lucid Gardens

Joined May 2015

Lucid gardens offers original,and functional, landscape designs and solutions as well as garden maintenance. Whether its a complete landscape design or a small makeover we can transform your garden to suit your home, personality and lifestyle.

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Stump Away NZ

Joined May 2017

Hi there, Stump Away NZ is a stump grinding company that provides the highest quality professional service for residential commercial and contractor clients in the Wider Waikato Region, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and South Auckland. The company is fully insured, and is owner operated by James Campbell. Stump Away NZ takes pride in providing excellent service and customer satisfaction, while doing i...

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CN BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE

Joined June 2009

Hi there, I am a fully qualified & licensed building practitioner with 16 years experience in both renovations & new builds. Happy to take on smaller maintenance contracts also. I take pride in my work, always finish to a high standard and will offer a competitive quotation.

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hilton forlong flooring

Joined February 2015

Hi I am a carpet layer by trade and have been for 25 years. 18 years ago my wife an i brought an old church. It's a large solid concrete poured building. A few years ago after a lot of late nights and busy weekends, we finally completed this renovation into a spectacular home. During that time I have aquired a few handy tools and useful skills. Any job I tackle I like to do well. Im currently ta...

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Stoneley Handyman Services

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm just your average run of the mill young kiwi bloke looking for the chance to prove himself in the industry. I have been doing a multitude of trades virtually my whole life. I come from a trade orientated family with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience at my disposal. Where I excel is my attitude towards the work, whether it be new or common ground, I strive to do...

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Pinnacle Earthworks

Joined November 2015

Been in the industry for 10 years. Both international and national works. Specializing in concrete and earthworks. Small company passionate about a quality work standard and getting the job done safely and on time. Very experienced machine operator specializing bobcats, excavators and front end loaders.

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Tjmdrillingservices Ltd

Joined April 2017

Owner operator with 5.5 ton digger and 4 wheeler truck. I offer services from general Earthworks, house cuts , section clearing , drive preping for new drive ways, installing new and existing utilitys, and spoil removal ect. I am reliable and efficient and have competitive prices so give us a call

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DP ROOFING

Joined February 2016

Hey im doug me and my friendly team Specialize in new roofs ,reroofs, spouting, downpipe, flashings and roof repairs / maintenance in steel long run and corrrogate . I have 11 years experience throught I'd give this Website a try. No job to big or small. Will beat other quotes.

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GK Landscaping Ltd

Joined February 2016

Hello, we are a professional landscaping business that services the Waikato region. While we specialize in Fencing, Decking, Paving, Retaining walls, Turf and landscaping we also do other smaller odd jobs from time to time like building planter boxes for example. We are very proficient in what we do and work hard to get the job done quickly. Contact us now if you have any queries or to organize yo...

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DLP Construction Ltd

Joined June 2014

We are certified builders, operating across the Waikato. We have significant experience in house renovations and new projects ranging from residential to small commercial. We are focused on a high quality workmanship with attention to detail - we don't cut corners. We really enjoy working closely with our clients, so that they are happy with the result.

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Heavenly Handyman and Glass Services

Joined August 2017

Hi, we are Heavenly Handyman and Glass Services, a friendly affordable business based in Tauranga. We have over 30 years experience Glazing windows, Handyman work. While we specialize in these areas, we also do alot of painting. We pride ourselves on providing free competitive estimates/quotes or a fixed price. See us and our work on our Facebook page or our Website - heavenlyhandymanservice.com....

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Outdoor aspect concrete & landscaping

Joined October 2014

Hi I am new to builders crack. I am a young and energetic guy with great experience in all areas of the landscape trade, I have been in this area of work for the last 17 years with great reffs to back me and my work right here in The Waikato , with all the experience and knowledge to solve any pitfall that may arise, all decorative concrete and paving/Retaining walls/fencing/ready lawn/ pool surro...

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McNaught Garden Services

Joined July 2019

We are a family owned business that specialises in concrete garden edging , along with driveways and car parks. We also have branched out to included the full garden make overs and to have clients gardens looking the best they can, incorporating the cleaning of out door spaces and walls to make life easy for the owners. Our edging can be coloured, stamped and is in many different profiles, so once...

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Wild Contracts

Joined May 2016

Wild Contracts can turn your wildest ideas into reality with a fully equiped and professional team. Qualified Carpenter / Builders Any building work undertaken. Along with qualified and time served painters, plumbers, sparkys and even designers. Qualified Arborist / Tree work Landscaping Hedge trimming / pruning Garden maintenance Site clearance Garden design Any aspect of landscapin...

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TASK

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Painting Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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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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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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