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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 finding the tim

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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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Bearded Builder Ltd

Joined November 2017

Hi, We are a small company that focuses on the needs and wants of our clients. We specialise in custom timber work and renovations although that doesn't hold us back from new builds, in fact it gives you a better end product. We specialise in kitchens and door repairs. We do all sorts from insulation and architectural builds. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and our communication to the clien...

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J Armstrong

Joined November 2017

Hi I am currently based in wellington but spend alot of my time in the south island as well. I have 20years building experience from renovations to new builds heritage and commercial. I am also a joiner and cabneit maker and have an excellent eye to detail and pride in my work.I have also done roofing and fascia and spouting decks fences and landscaping. I offer competitive rates and enjoy seeing...

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Nixon waterproofing

Joined December 2016

Christchurch base ,Professional construction waterproofer ,all low pitch roofing , below groundwaterproofing , all metal repairs .All Liquids and Specialise is encapsulated asbestos Small and big ... pricing is very competitive. I'm happy to do any free inspection reports . Do work Nelson through to Queenstown as well I am very quick to price , have a waterproofing supplier in Christch...

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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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Ben Woolley Labour

Joined December 2013

Hi my name is Ben. I operate in and around Christchurch. I specialize in jobs like, small to medium: earthworks, section clearing, tree removal and trimming, landscaping, small concrete placing, fence and deck building. although I have spent many years doing jobs like these, If I cant do the job I will know someone who can.

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J & L Contracting

Joined January 2017

J & L contracting are committed to providing affordable and high quality workmanship for a wide range of services. Our team has many years of experience and skills. Including a licenced and qualified builder with years of experience in all aspects of the trade. We are happy to provide free no obligation quotes for any building work or property maintenance you may require. We are not...

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Mitre Ben Construction Limited

Joined March 2016

I specialise in handyman jobs and carpentry. Decks and fences are something I do often and I am happy to discuss what you are needing done at a time that suits you. I work with a Licensed Builder Practitioner for more serious jobs.

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Affordable Guttering &Roofing Ltd

Joined August 2009

Hi I am Nathan Childs Owner and Installer of All Spouting and Roofing Products snowstraps gutter, repairs, replace, cleaning! Roofing, Repair, Replace My books are open for anyone too pick a customer and ask how we did on there homes ! No Company does that but I do We are a Trusted Christian Family company You the Home Owner are Number One !! P.s and we don't even preach lol NOTHI...

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Fastgrass Landscaping

Joined February 2017

Our team are highly skilled with vast experience and knowledge of all the leading industry products. We will provide you with a high quality, fast, reliable service in all aspects of landscaping and construction for both residential and commercial clients. With the knowledge and skill to make any dream a reality and to fit your budget.

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Bainbridge Building and Roofing

Joined December 2013

Bainbridge Building and Roofing specializes in helping with any building work from building your dream home, house extension, kitchen renovation to building a fence we are always on time and on budget. With our hand picked team we ensure we have the right people doing the right job. We can start from the foundation up or renovate your current home.

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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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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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Omniconz Enterprises

Joined March 2017

Our elite Christchurch team are your local sales & installation specialists for all Artificial Grass & Turf products. We provide the latest solutions using New Zealand's most premium products backed up by a market leading 10-year diamond warranty. We can take on your other landscaping and excavation & demolition related requirements too. Talk to us today for an extremely competitive quote!...

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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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Kept Under Wraps

Joined August 2015

We have been in the signwriting industry for many moons and have adapted to the changes in the industry. Our current focus is vinyl wrapping vehicles and we have launched a new business tapping into a niche market of wrapping heat pumps, and anything else you can imagine. We also have a firm grasp on anything else signage from design to installation to anything hand painted. We carry a current Sit...

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Scott Construction Ltd Marlborough

Joined December 2011

We are a Main Contractor based in Blenheim. Our larger founding branch has been successfully operating in Nelson since 1970. We also have a presence in Christchurch. We focus on providing Registered Master Building Services throughout the Top of the South. We are structured to allow us to tackle not only the largest projects that this region has to offer, but also any minor works as well. We h...

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H Stewart Building LTD

Joined May 2017

We specialise in all aspects of residential construction. Alterations, additions, new builds from foundation to finish. We have also completed commercial builds including an architectural Church in Christchurch on Bealey Avenue. We are LBP, Registered Master Builders and NZQA Qualified.

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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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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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