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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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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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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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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

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Your Ultimate Lawn Comparison Guide

Posted 30/04/21

f you’re wondering what type of lawn to go for, we’ve got you covered. After reading this, you’ll know what type of lawn best suits your needs, budget and lifestyle. Plus you’ll get some practical lawn advice from one of our professional Landscapers who’s been in the trade for 25+ years

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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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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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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We take you through the steps of turning your landscaping dreams into a reality.  Adding value to your property doesn’t have to stop at the back door - and with the rise in popularity of ‘indoor-outdoor flow’, backyards have become quite the asset.  We’ve done the hard ‘yards’ for you and

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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

There’s nothing like waking up to a gorgeous garden. That’s now the case for Chris and Rochelle, Auckland homeowners who made good use of their time throughout lockdown doing prep work for their garden redesign. It included plenty of digging and pulling-up, but there was one job left on their garden-scaping list that was a little too big to undertake themselves. The Problem The new design of the garden patch featured a structural garden bed which required a retaining wall, something that Rochelle says was too much for their skillset. “We knew we needed someone to do the last part of the job,” says Rochelle. The garden edging had previously been lined with bricks, but Rochelle was looking for a timber look. With an open mind and a flexible approach, she was hoping to bring the design to life by making the most of the existing area. The Solution Aside from seeking someone who had the skills to build the retaining wall, Rochelle also wanted someone with landscaping

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how this Christchurch homeowner transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow. Walking up the long driveway draws out my anticipation of two things: seeing just how much the backyard has changed, and whether I got everyone's coffees right. As I reach the back of the house I’m given a warm welcome by homeowner Lex, and following inquisitively behind is his kitten Naki – in Māori meaning ‘to glide’, and in Ngāi Tahu dialect, ‘cat’. Naki jumps up onto the newly finished deck as if to begin the grand tour, and I’m amazed – what a transformation! It’s completely reinvented the look and feel of this space. It’s not long before Ashraf joins us – he’s the tradesperson who got the job done with his teammate Conor. And after a few minutes of seeing Lex and Ashraf talking, it’s clear as to why this job went so well; there’s a lot of respect here. Ready for the project rundown and eager to sip our coffees, we take a seat at the modern stone table (whic

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

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

There’s nothing like waking up to a gorgeous garden. That’s now the case for Chris and Rochelle, Auckland homeowners who made good use of their time throughout lockdown doing prep work for their garden redesign. It included plenty of digging and pulling-up, but there was one job left on their garden-scaping list that was a little too big to undertake themselves. The Problem The new design of the garden patch featured a structural garden bed which required a retaining wall, something that Rochelle says was too much for their skillset. “We knew we needed someone to do the last part of the job,” says Rochelle. The garden edging had previously been lined with bricks, but Rochelle was looking for a timber look. With an open mind and a flexible approach, she was hoping to bring the design to life by making the most of the existing area. The Solution Aside from seeking someone who had the skills to build the retaining wall, Rochelle also wanted someone with landscaping

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how this Christchurch homeowner transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow. Walking up the long driveway draws out my anticipation of two things: seeing just how much the backyard has changed, and whether I got everyone's coffees right. As I reach the back of the house I’m given a warm welcome by homeowner Lex, and following inquisitively behind is his kitten Naki – in Māori meaning ‘to glide’, and in Ngāi Tahu dialect, ‘cat’. Naki jumps up onto the newly finished deck as if to begin the grand tour, and I’m amazed – what a transformation! It’s completely reinvented the look and feel of this space. It’s not long before Ashraf joins us – he’s the tradesperson who got the job done with his teammate Conor. And after a few minutes of seeing Lex and Ashraf talking, it’s clear as to why this job went so well; there’s a lot of respect here. Ready for the project rundown and eager to sip our coffees, we take a seat at the modern stone table (whic

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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Garden Cleanup

Posted 4 years ago

General maintenance,hedge trimming etc

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Garden

Posted 4 years ago

Weeding, Buxus trimming, a general tidy up.

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1 Years lawn mowing contract, plus initial cut

Posted 4 years ago

Lawn Mowing Contract for 1 year on empty section in Foxton Beach. Site Address is 13 Teppett Place, Foxton Beach, Foxton. Section size is approx 670 sq metres Site needs an initial cut as has been a few months since last done, and a regular monthly cut and edges done to keep maintained. Can I please get a quote for initial , plus a quote for 12 x monthly cost , so that we can agree an annual cost for this. Note, if building plans don't proceed as fast as expected, then this lawn mowi...

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Lawn mowing & weedeating

Posted 8 months ago

Lawn mowing & weedeating usually done every 2 weeks

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Tararua 465

Posted 2 years ago

The section needs to be established, not a lawn at this stage as the house site hasn’t been confirmed, mainly some feature planting around the boundaries and maintenance of any planting as well as the road side, I work overseas but am interested to build in the next year or so

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General gardening, weeding & trimming bushes in large backyard

Posted 1 year ago

We need some weeding and trimming done in our garden and don't want any sprays used. We've just had a baby so can't manage it ourselves right now. What needs to be done: - Weeding approx 4 large garden beds and other general areas including areas with stones laid. Should take a couple hours. - Trimming about a dozen rose bushes (pictured) - Removing and disposing of old apples on 1 large & 2 small trees (need a ladder) - Trim a large lavender bush - Trimming hedges - Remove grass...

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Garden debris clearing

Posted 2 years ago

I have a whole pile of lawn clippings and tree branches left from previous tenant needing to be removed, thinking of maybe having some kind of bin erected so the clippings can be transferred into it but still need the tree branches removed, all are situated behind the garage.

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Gardening/Weeding

Posted 1 year ago

Garden around our deck that is overgrown with weeds, we would like this weeded on a regular basis.

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Remove bamboo plants

Posted 1 year ago

Need help removing bamboo roots, as pictured.

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One off Lawn Mow Levin

Posted 1 year ago

One off lawn mow needed at Levin township address before end of next week (July 24th) but preferably before tenant moves in next Tuesday ( July 21st). Area of lawn at front of house and back + street berm. Lawns not super long.

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Lawn mowed

Posted 6 months ago

Lawns mown on 1 acre section with ride on lawn mower

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Bark #2

Posted 1 year ago

3m2 bark drop off in levin

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Mowing- 1 acre lifestyle block in Levin

Posted 4 years ago

We need someone to mow our flat, one acre lifestyle block in Levin every two weeks.

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Weed eating and spraying

Posted 1 year ago

I have a sick puppy and a mount of weeds. I am not sure what has made my puppy sick however I am wonder if there is something in the weeds. So would like them to be weed eaten and then sprayed ideally tomorrow with a pet safe spray.

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Flax Removal

Posted 2 years ago

We have a rental property in Levin that needs some large flax bushes and another bush close to the house removed.

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Tidy-up

Posted 2 years ago

I have a lifestyle garden that needs a bit of attention, i.e. pruning of a few roses, weeding, possibly some spraying. May possibly be some mowing....a general tidy up.

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Gardening - removal of weeds - regular work

Posted 1 year ago

Residential property address: 36 Bledisloe St, Levin. The work would involve spraying and removal of weeds on a regular basis (once every 6 to 8 weeks). We are looking to engage someone for around 5 hours each time. No lawn mowing is required, only removal of weeds from gardens beside the fence, driveway and cobblestones.

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Gardening

Posted 9 months ago

Roughly 350m2 of gardening to be done. Mainly weed eating, lawn mowing and edge trimming. A couple of trees to trim. Wanting to get it down to a more manageable and low maintenance. Picture of how it looked in February - trying to get it back there. If done well, will consider regular monthly upkeep.

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Garden/lawn maintainance

Posted 2 years ago

Lawn etc. needs to be done, a very large section.

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Gardener needed to tidy up large garden

Posted 6 months ago

We want to get our house looking presentable so we need someone to cut down the weeds, long grass and spray the borders. We also need the garden beds made nice and pretty and some plants and mulch added. The lawns are already done by someone. The garden is about 1 acre (mostly grass).

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Excel Property Services

Joined May 2021

Hi, we are your friendly local tradie team who pride ourselves on delivering exceptional results for our clients. We specialise in painting and decorating and general handyman jobs. We believe our commitment to communicating and working with the customer to achieve the desired result is the key to our success.

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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . We have over 35 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . We do everything from New Kitchens /Bathrooms, Complete make overs, Tiling, Maintenance of Rentals, House Painting Just ask Now with having a Digger and Truck we are abl...

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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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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd 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, a...

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Legacy landscaping

Joined May 2019

Legacy landscaping is a family local business we do anythink from small lawns/ gardens to large jobs. We also waterblast houses, garage, driveways .we are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Tararua Garden Services Ltd

Joined November 2020

Your goto company in Tararua for all your yard work. - Lawn Mowing - Gardening - Hedge Trimming - Green Waste Disposal - Section Clearing - Just ask us about anything else you need a hand with. Give us a call Pieter ... David ...

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2 T Digging

Joined January 2021

Experanced owner opperator with a Takuchi 016 excvator speclising in domestic demolition, site clearing and prep, trenching, tree and stump removal and landscaping work. No job to small.

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Jordan brown

Joined December 2014

Area of Expertise • Excellent Attention to detail. •skilled in performing routine manual labour tasks. • Reliable & Mature. • Genuine interest in my job and Take pride in the work I do. Decks,fences,cladding,finishing work,timber floors, I am great at working with home owners with quotes and I am realistic will not charge an arm and a leg

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Tidy Turf

Joined December 2014

FOR A SITE VISIT I WILL NEED YOUR ADDRESS PLEASE. LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR A company specializing in outside prep work. Tree work, section clearing, landscape preparation, bobcat services, demolition, pest plant removal, large area mowing, weed spraying I have many years experience in grounds maintenance work. I specialise in, tree removal,landscape demolition & clearing,bo...

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication. Professional house cleaning, end of tenancy.

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Express Property Maintenance Whakarongo Ltd

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're relatively new to the New Zealand market but have been operating in Australia since 2011. Specialising in Deck, Fence and retaining wall construction we also provide all aspects of property maintenance services from repairing holes in walls to fixing your guttering or mowing your lawn, we are your first choice in property maintenance whether private or commercial.

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Hawkes Bay, Manawatu/ Whanganui, and Nelson-Tasman regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioners) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope o...

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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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BuildPoint ltd

Joined November 2017

Construction & Property Maintenance Building energy efficient, comfortable and affordable homes for Kiwi families is at the heart of what we do at BuildPoint. Our company has been successfully providing the people of Wellington Region with the very highest standard of building services for many years and we are immensely proud of the reputation we have built up as a small but professional, fu...

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JAMAP Property Maintenance Limited

Joined September 2017

Hi, we specialise in general handyman, property maintenance tasks and general plumbing advice. We also offer a bathroom design service. We are professional and work hard to meet customer deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. Give us a try - you won't be disappointed.

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Tierra Landscape Development td

Joined June 2009

We specialise in hard and soft landscaping and outdoor building such as decks, fences, concreting, paving etc. We also run a property maintenance service incuding lawns, gardening and general property section clearance. We work hard and take pride in our work.

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FREEFLOW PLUMBING & DRAINAGE SERVICES

Joined December 2011

I'VE BEEN SUCESSFULLY PRACTICING AS A PLUMBER, DRAINLAYER EARTH MOVER FOR OVER 35 YEARS ON THE KAPITI COAST. WE ATTEND TO ANY WATER OR DRAINAGE PROBLEMS THAT MAY POP UP OVER TIME.

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Callaghan Construction

Joined January 2018

We strive to maintain integrity, fairness and honesty in our relationships with all our customers, suppliers, subcontractors and associates. ​There are a lot of companies out there that do what we do. They share the same what and how. But our clients work with us for our why and our who. We're minds and makers with business sense and creative chop.

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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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Gutterman&cleaning services

Joined June 2014

30 years experience on roofs.I now specialize in gutter cleaning repairing and installing,Also i can do house,roof washing,painting and moss,mould spraying.All work fully ... EE quotes,FAST service

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