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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hedge trimming

Posted 2 years ago

I need hedges and mature trees trimmed back and tidied up Around the house and up the drive.

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I might start with ... and then we can change

Posted 2 years ago

Hi there, I need to get a white roses and decorate the front of the house and peace plant for the first ont tow, then I need to plant them and do a vege garden with a plan of maintaining the garden every now and then.

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Lawns and Weed Eating

Posted 10 months ago

Mow flat 5000sqm section plus weedeating.

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Garden weeding

Posted 5 years ago

Require spring clearing of back section, weeding and removal of green waste.

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Hedge

Posted 1 month ago

Mature hedge 3 m high Length. Full section Likely half days work.

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Help gardener needed

Posted 3 years ago

Lawns hedges and general weeding

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Weeding at Rarangi

Posted 4 years ago

Looking for 2-3 people to undertake weeding of fat hen in Rarangi this Saturday 1st October.

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Weed Trimming along riverbank

Posted 7 months ago

Our property backs onto the Opawa River and we have approx 20-30 metres of weeds along the riverbank that need trimming back. No green waste removal required.

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Hedge Trim and green waste removal

Posted 2 years ago

Hedge on rental has gotten a little crazy so need an aggressive cut back and green waste removed. Might be additional jobs as well over time. Please provide hourly rate.

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Large Property Garden Maintenance

Posted 1 year ago

Weekly Maintenance - Weeding, trimming, pruning, spraying if applicable

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Weeding

Posted 1 month ago

There are weeds in the lawn which cannot be removed with spraying and weeding is required to remove these.

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Havelock yard maintenance

Posted 2 years ago

Medium sized section, regular lawn mowing, edges and light weeding of small garden area.

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Large scale garden maintenance

Posted 1 week ago

Hello all, I have a 10k square meter property and I'm looking for a good expert gardener that can come weekly for about 3-5 hours

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Garden tidy up for spring

Posted 4 years ago

Medium to Large back yard that needs weeding and green waste removal.

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Keen gardener required

Posted 1 year ago

We have just purchased a property in whatamango bay, and would really like to improve the landscaping. We would like the property to have a cottage style garden, lavender, Hardy wildflowers and lots of climbing plants to cover retaining. We are looking for someone who is experienced with this type of planting, cuttings, and encouraging plants to climb and flower without a great deal of maintenance. And generally improve the landscape which has been fairly neglected. We live outside...

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Remove weeds

Posted 1 year ago

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Friendly Gardener needed

Posted 3 years ago

Need someone to come and do some general gardening for 2-3 hours

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nelson Handyman

Joined November 2020

Nelson Handyman provides expert maintenance services for homes and commercial properties in the wider Nelson/ Tasman region. We tackle any task from General Building Works (decks, fences, renovations, GIB) to Painting, Furniture Assembly, house water blasting and more.We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quote...

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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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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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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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AJW CONTRACTING AND EARTHWORKS LTD

Joined April 2018

Hi,I have been in the civil industry for many years and have decided go out on my own and start my own business. I am a very skilled excavator operator and pride myself in producing top quality work. To name a few things I can do: asphalt or concrete driveways, all aspects of civil work, landscaping,general cleanups,demolition,fencing. Very reliable and hardworking, and good at keeping to time sch...

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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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Dwyer&Bird Urban Tree Management

Joined September 2015

I am an experienced and qualified Arborist who has just moved to the Nelson area. I am competative on price, and can provide you with a range of services from tree removal and pruning to professional Tree Risk Assessment.

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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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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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James Andrew Builders

Joined May 2011

Hi, Ive been building and doing cabinet making for the past 12 years.Specialising in Bathroom and Kitchen makeovers, We also concentrate on the smaller renovation work from decks and fences to putting up your kitset garage or shed. We can supply Plumbers and Electricans on request as apart of a full quote system for you .

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Rogers Construction

Joined September 2018

Hi there, I am a fully Qualified builder and have been in the industry for 6 years. I am an LBP (licensed building practitioner) so you can have full confidence in me to complete any job to a high standard. I have experience in a vast number of renovations, new builds and fit out work. Im looking to break through as a sole trader and grow my business so happy to take on any job no matter how bi...

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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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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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