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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MJ'S Plastering Ltd

Joined September 2010

Hello,I have a exterior plastering and water proofing business. I provide all types of exterior plastering systems as well as being a approved applicator in : Mineral Plaster Technologies (MPT) and the Dulux Arcatex range, Both of these systems offer a full range of exterior plaster coatings including: ESP cavity (polystyrene,) fibre cement sheeting (monotek) and all types of masonry surfaces....

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Te Ao decorators and Maintenance

Joined January 2019

We are a local family owned business that like to pride ourselves in all aspects of the painting & maintenance trade interior/exterior commercial & residential new & restoration work .We aim to give our clients our absolute attention in keeping our standards as high as possible with consulting & mapping out the task ahead with our team.Knowledge & experience is always key with a good communication...

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Tipene plumbing

Joined February 2015

CALL NOW!!!! Tipene Plumbing Ltd offer all aspects of Plumbing-gas fitting-Roofing-drainage and more this includes maintenance- trouble shooting- new houses- CCTV drain inspections and clearing- septic cleans- slurry control. We uphold a very high standard of workmanship and will try my best to sought your issue the same day! Call now for a free competitive quote PLEASE NOTE MY PLUMBING REG IS...

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Living Earth Landscapes Ltd

Joined March 2017

We have been offering a full Landscaping service for over 25 years, we do small and large projects in all aspects of Hard and Soft landscaping. Incorporating Consultations, Design plans, Earthworks, Construction, to Decks, Paving, Driveways, Lawns and Garden areas. We can do the project from start to finish, Our small team of Experienced Professionals will make it a top priority to meet customer...

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CAD Consultants Ltd

Joined April 2020

Hi there, At CAD Consultants ltd we pride ourselves in affordable and quality design services.  Builders often use us because we can provide them with a one stop shop from meeting with the client through to builder receiving consented plans to begin building. Our plans are completed to a high standard and are happy to make design changes until you are satisfied. The concept plans are typically del...

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Black Hill Ltd

Joined February 2018

Hi, we've been landscaping and building retaining walls for over 7 years. We take care of all aspects of landscaping, earthworks and landscape construction. We offer a full service on retaining walls from design, engineering and construction both large and small and specialise in hard access hill work. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent service and a quality job and are happy to share ou...

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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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Ground Source Limited

Joined May 2009

We provide high efficiency ground source heating and cooling solutions New Zealand wide through our installer/dealers. We are the NZ agents for WaterFurnace products. Ground Source systems are extremely well suited to commercial applications such as hotels, motels, schools, offices and factories, as well as domestic homes. We can provide a high efficiency eco-friendly ground source solution to...

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Saddleback Land Management and Conservation

Joined December 2020

SERVICES INCLUDE: WEED MANAGEMENT combining approaches with better long-term outcomes. RIPARIAN PLANTING AND REVEGETATION with increased survival rates of new plantings. TRAIL MAINTENANCE using the appropriate industry guidelines. TARGETED PREDATOR CONTROL using best practice methods.

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Mandy Wood Stained Glass

Joined January 2011

I have been making stained glass for 25 years and was the first stained glass artist in Queensland to be accredited by the governent to train apprentices who I used in my 5 galleries. Over the years I have made 1000's of stained glass commission windows and doors for the cyclone prone Queensland coast line. I came back to NZ and bought a home and gallery in Dargaville in 2007. I can ship s...

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Ridge Landscapes Ltd

Joined April 2018

Hi, We are Ridge Landscapes, established in 2017, we are your complete landscape specialists. No job is to big or to small. 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 to the highest quality

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Scott Sparks Roofing

Joined January 2016

The Flat Roof Specialist. With 20 years experience in membrane roofing, I can give you the right solution for your job. From repairs/maintenance for your existing building, to new applications as well.

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J Law Contracting

Joined July 2018

NZ Qualified Carpenter New builds and spec homes. Specialising in decking and fencing. Quality renovation work. Bathroom and Kitchens. All insulation work. Interior plastering. Property maintenace and your average handy mans job. Carpenter with a no job too big or small attitude. Reliable, efficient, proffessional and cost effective. Have access to quality subcontractors at fair rates too!

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A B Contracting Nelson limited

Joined February 2021

For All your Contracting needs contact A B Contracting Nelson Ltd for a competitive quote today, We offer a range of services including *Drainage *Watermain *Driveway&Footpath prep *Kerb Prep *Landscaping *Retaining walls/Terramesh *Earthworks A B Contracting pride themselves in delivering a fast on time and on budget service,with a high quality finish you would expect to see out of a t...

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Golden 5R Transport Ltd

Joined July 2017

We have exemplary qualified D-F-RTW endorsed drivers that can transport earth materials on site, had been Health & Safety inducted; with Site-Safe, TC Basic 1 (Traffic Control); We also have network of contractors, driveway asphalt layering and patching. Preparing topsoil for property /commercial building requirements e.g pool installation, property developments, excavating unneeded stumps/contami...

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Firth landscape construction

Joined March 2017

For all your landscaping/construction needs call firth landscape construction free quotes, professional work done to high standards very competitive quotes...we do it all, landscaping renovations tiling, laminate flooring concreting asphalting. We have high standards and we know you'll be happy.

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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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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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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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Up Ease LTD

Joined March 2011

Here at Up Ease we have over 15 years experience providing access solutions for residential and commercial properties. Specialising in all forms of vertical access we also provide Dumb waiter's chairlifts for stairs, frieght lifts, hospital bed lifts,passenger lifts,Maintenance/service and car park solutions. As well as elevators we can undertake onsite engineering, demolition and removal wor...

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