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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mulch green garden waste - Otaki Beach

Posted 1 month ago

Mulch up green waste (trees). Trees were cut a couple of weeks ago and have now dried off.

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Lifestyle block mowing/topping

Posted 2 months ago

Would like our lifestyle block paddocks topped/mowed due to years of neglect and no animals. Would suit a tractor with arm mounted mower. This would be a ongoing contract, like monthly.

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Remove 3 yukkas, repair wooden garden surround, add support wires.

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have 3 yukkas that were supposed to be slim variety but have outgrown garden bed. Need to be either trimmed back (or cut down and support wires added to posts either side to train existing plants onto.) Wooden garden surround also needs repair as yukka growth has forced apart.

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Waz

Posted 3 months ago

General Gardening of small residential property, 2 hours regular per month. Good hourly rate.

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Lawn quote

Posted 10 months ago

Please quote for a small lawn

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Mums garden rubbish

Posted 7 months ago

Very large pilef of garden waste to be removed please. Mulcher would be useful

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Tidy an overgrown garden

Posted 5 months ago

Our fairly large garden is getting out of control! We need someone to strim, mow, weed and preserve the plants! Some moderate lifting required to move river pebbles off the driveway, clear rubbish, dig and level the ground, plant grass seed, remove greenwaste and generally transform the garden! Probably enough work for a couple of days. I would like to show you what needs done initially one weekend, and then you can come whatever day suits you. Possible future hours available for...

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Garden design

Posted 3 months ago

On the left hand side of the house we want it low maintenance by reducing the garden beds in half and filling it with wood chips or some other type of mulch. We would like edging around the borders. Garden designs would be appreciated.

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Lifestyle block mowing/topping #2

Posted 2 months ago

Would like our lifestyle block paddocks topped/mowed due to years of neglect and no animals. Would suit a tractor with arm mounted mower. This would be a ongoing contract, like monthly.

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Blackberry plants

Posted 4 months ago

I have a hilly 3 acre section that has pockets of blackberry plants that I want prayed to remove this weed.

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Need regular maintenance on lawn and gardening.

Posted 1 month ago

Need regular maintenance on lawn and gardening.

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Gardening work.

Posted 2 days ago

Have a couple jobs need doing, Need a couple of tree stumps removed. Tree trimming and ongoing maintenance. Garden maintenance. Would like to get a quote for a One off job and then a quote for on going maintenance garden work.

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Beautiful garden needs helping hand

Posted 5 months ago

This is a lovely garden with fruit trees but it’s getting away from me and weedy plants are taking over. A sizeable job to get it into shape, with ongoing maintenance thereafter.

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Lisa

Posted 8 months ago

Small garden needs a big sort and tidy up.

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Te horo

Posted 5 months ago

kill blackberry from 2 acres

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Weeding a landscaped bank this weekend

Posted 3 months ago

Weeding our landscaped bank and getting rid of the green waste off it. I estimate it’d take one person 3-4 hours. Preferably carried out during this Saturday or Sunday.

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Removal of plants, weeding and hedge trimming.

Posted 3 months ago

Small patch of weeding, removal of plants right adjacent to the house and replace with bark if necessary, and hedge trimming.

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General gardening

Posted 3 months ago

Weekly or fortnightly weeding, pruning, general garden maintenance.

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Garden tidy up

Posted 6 months ago

Need someone to come and cut back a few trees in my garden and generally tidy up the borders.

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 133,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Minor removal of trees, with removal of rubbish

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kill that ink weed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weeding a landscaped bank this weekend

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd January 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Beautiful garden needs helping hand

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tidy an overgrown garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd December 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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G & M Smith Contractors

Joined August 2011

Hi we have been in business since 2000 specialising in all property maintenance and repairs, I am a qualified builder and we have been operating a painting plastering service for this time also, we cover building repairs,interior and exterior painting, interior plastering, section clearing, etc etc... we also use qualified and trusted sub contractors for electrical, plumbing, lino and carpet layin...

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Reading Reno

Joined July 2018

Hi, I'm Frank, a thoughtful and creative home & garden enthusiast and all-round handyman with a broad skillset at my disposal. I offer very reasonable rates to reflect the means of my clients. I can work to your specifications or give advice and propose solutions if you are uncertain. I work for the satisfaction of a job well done and improving quality of life. My team and I hope to see you so...

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Power&keane

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are a residential/commercial building cleaning company specialising in Exterior building washes. We are very reliable and will always get the job completed on time. We also offer gutter cleaning, window cleaning, driveway/surface cleaning and Moss removal. We pride ourselves on our competitive pricing and will always come look at the job before giving a final price.

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Richie Forrest

Joined January 2019

Hi. I'll provide a quote for your job within 24 hours from when you make contact. The quote will set out all the costs and describe how the work will be done. I pride myself on quality workmanship and clear, consistent communication. So you're in good hands. I developed my carpentry, property maintenance and ecological restoration skills over years of working with small businesses across Wel...

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Tony's Painting & Building Services

Joined November 2016

We provide a high quality cost effective service for all your home and commercial needs. Exterior and interior painting undertaken by painters with 20 years plus experience. Interior and exterior maintenance carries out by an experienced builder. Happy to quote for large and smaller jobs, Satisfaction is a high priority for us and we won't let you down. Cheers Tony

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Bonsai Decorators and Property Maintenance

Joined September 2018

Hello, Best friends combining business venture to provide excellent service to the wider Community. Combined together, we have 20 years experience working in the industry. Bonsai Decorators and Property Maintenance are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for the job completion and budget. You won't be disappointed. Here is a detailed description is to what we can do for you....

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Painting and Property Maintenance

Joined December 2018

Painting and Property Maintenance offers quality job for reasonable and affordable prices. We provide professional full-service in interior- exterior house painting and renovating. We also provide full service in gardening and lawn mowing. Quality is our priority means we pride ourselves in our work ethics and our determination to ensure that we exceed above and beyond our customer expectations e...

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sharay limited

Joined October 2017

Welcome all. As a small business our focus tends toward general handyman repair roles ,garden weeding/tidy up,and home ventilation install/sale with expert advice available .Our goal is your satisfaction so help us help you.Thanks.

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Custom Balustrades

Joined August 2007

I manufacture handrails balustrades and gates usually aluminium stainless or steel with railings wire or glass, I am a qualified tradesman and ticketed welder so can do other engineering work ie beams.check the website link to metalwork

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Concrete with Steve

Joined October 2015

Hi, I have been concreting for over 25yrs, I have been involved in all aspects of concrete and landcaping from very large commercial sites to small domestic sites. I take allot of pride in my work and always deliver on my word. If you're stuck for ideas or have a set plan, I can work with you. Free quotes so call today.

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Taylormade Decorating Ltd

Joined March 2018

Hi, I've been involved in the painting, plastering and flooring trade for 26 years. I am a qualified tradesmen and hold a current licenced building practitioner (LBP) We specialize in cladding plaster repairs. We can inspect both interior and exterior claddings for potential moisture problems using evasive and invasive techniques. We have our own gib stopper, painters and tiler that cover...

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DG Roofing & Building

Joined November 2018

We understand your problem/requirement accurately and then we discuss with you the solution to your problems/ We discuss the right approach to achieving your requirements. If you agree for us to proceed, we do our job at cost, in a satisfactory timeframe and highest possible quality and value for you... Try us and you will not regret.

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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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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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Handyman Kyle

Joined January 2019

Hi, I’ve been involved in landscaping/gardening/general household jobs for the last few years. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completions. Take pride on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget.

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Kateryna Brianska

Joined March 2019

The design of the bathroom can be any one - executed in one style with other rooms, or cardinally different and have its own style. Bathroom in classic English style? Or in exotic oriental motives? And might your Scandinavian style be the most suitable for your spacious bathroom? You make a decision, and we will help in the following issues: - Optimal arrangement of sanitary equipment, - Lay...

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Around 2 It

Joined April 2015

Around 2 It has been operating for 17 years. I am a qualified engineer and very experienced home handyman, doing this type of work for over 25 years. I can do most renovation work around the home including gib stopping, tiling, painting, fences, decks, paving, engineering, tree removal, gutters and so on. I have specialised in flat pack kitchens, installing dozens over the years. I am a perfection...

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a home maintenance company in the Manawatu/ Whanganui/ Hawkes Bay Region offering a comprehensive range of maintenance services using both internal staff and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can accept payment by major credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa), cash or direct credit. Why use Level Ridge? 1. Remove the...

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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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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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