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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Autumn/Winter 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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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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Garden Removal

Posted 7 months ago

Hello There, Need a garden to be removed. Garden has some plants and dirt only. Need this done ASAP Please. Please note, small concrete/rock wall does not need to be removed. Pictures attached.

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Weedspraying section in Frankton

Posted 4 weeks ago

750sqm section requires spraying to kill broom.. Broom is up to knee hire. Could probably drive a 4wd up and down site if necessay

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Pruning roses and weeding

Posted 1 year ago

The shrubbery needs a good tidy up including pruning of roses and weeding.

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Lawn Mowing

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, I have a 30 meter mound reasonable flat about 1.2m high that needs the grass to be mowed/cut. Location is in Shotover Country. thanks

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Green waste removal

Posted 1 year ago

Pulling weeds. Pruning. Removal. Easy care units getting scruffy. Tidy up.

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Posted 1 year ago

Gardening, mulch around plants, weeding

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Garden maintenance

Posted 2 years ago

paths sprayed and cleared of weeds hedges trimmed

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Garden restoration

Posted 1 year ago

I have a New garden with soil and some ideas but need help with this and a driveway which needs to be finished. other gardens need renovating and up keep.

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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.


P i Group Limited

Joined August 2016

P I Group Limited. We're Christchurch locally owned and operated family business. We specialise in Residential small to medium project. Insulation Installation - Ceiling and Underfloor including moist barrier. Landscaping - Paving ( Footpath, Patio etc ) - Ready Lawn, Fencing - Painting and Demolition. We ensure excellence of workmanship and delivery of projects. We wor...

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Swift Wash

Joined June 2018

Exterior Property Maintenance Company. We specialise in making the outside of your property look great. Soft House Washing Gutter Cleaning Window Washing Decks Cleaned Driveways, paths and fences waterblasting. Moss treatments Lawn mowing Section tidys Rubbish Removal And more

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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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Rocky Ridge Landscape & Construction

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are Landscapers based in Alexandra, happy to travel to other locations like Queenstown, Wanaka, Cromwell and more. We are the South islands only installers of high quality Synthetic grass, Eco Lawn. We also supply and install a variety of quality fences from colour steel to wooden post and rail, retaining walls, pergolas, landscape design, plants and more. Richard is also a qualified builde...

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Queenstown Garden Company

Joined June 2017

Ready to give your garden a new lease of life? Contact the professional team at Queenstown Garden Company for a garden that looks beautiful year round. Check out our website for testimonials from our happy clients.

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Sootscape (2010) Ltd

Joined August 2013

Landscape Construction with little design, when needed, is my game, your satisfaction is my aim. Anything from tiling, indoor and outdoor, to concrete works, earth works, decking, blocks bricks and stone works, actually what ever your heart desires in this arena. Very confident and able and quality is the number one goal.

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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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gc b

Joined March 2011

A experience­d, fully qualified builder with a small friendly team of tradesmen.­ A positive approach to your building requirment­s. We specialise in Renovations, Alterations and Quality Homes with house and land packages avaliable. We have a trustworthy team of subcontracters and tradesmen and are able to design and build your new home. Satisfaction guaranteed building is our reputation.

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Joined January 2011

Hi , having been involved in Queeenstown and environs for the last 30 years and the building industry for the last 20 , I feel I Ihave a pretty good ^handle^ on the requirements of people looking to either build or renovate in this area. I also offer a fast, friendly,and (more importantly) helpful response to your inquiry.with a free estimate included.

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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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Dando Fencing Limited

Joined April 2018

We are a family owned business located in Christchurch, NZ. We specialise in residential and commercial fencing. Our goal as a company is to provide a neat and efficient service and offer helpful and friendly assistance with all your projects.FREE MEASURE & QUOTE

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D Construction

Joined February 2015

We are the principal soft-strip company in Christchurch, having worked on hundreds of projects ranging from large commercial strip-outs to residential demolition. With our huge range of expertise and skill, you can't go wrong choosing D-Construction for your next demolition project

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Mike the Builder

Joined June 2010

Hi, I've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 13 years. While I specialise in major renovations and new builds I also do smaller jobs from time to time. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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VINE Building and Construction

Joined August 2018

We are 2 brothers that have worked around the world in all areas of construction. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and deliver quality in everything that we fo

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Shane's Drainage

Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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Duncan Contracting Limited

Joined July 2018

Hi, I have been Building for 7 years and have great knowledge in all aspects of building and house maintenance. I am very professional and am looking for jobs on the smaller side of the scale, but will consider larger jobs.

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Lewis Wallace

Joined November 2016

Hi I am a carpenter based in the Waikato. I have experience working on large commercial sites to small home renovations. I pride myself in attention to detail and doing a tidy professional job. I also have experience with many types of fencing e.g. Equine, dairy, home boundary/privacy fences. In addition my wife is an interior designer so if you need any help with colour choice, interior d...

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All Round Trade & Maintenance Ltd

Joined January 2018

Hi. With 15 years experience in the Trade and construction industry All Round Trade & Maintenance is well equipped to take care of the the projects you want done. From home repairs to home improvement through to a full blown land makeover, we are sure to be able to help you. We are Professional and Precise and always aim to meet our project estimate prices.

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Joined March 2017

Ez Grab is a 100% Locally Owned and operated company providing civil reinstatement and excavation services we have worked in the civil construction industry for the past 13 year. With the only self loading tipper truck in Otago we provide a bulk waste removal and bulk material deliver services.

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Infinite concrete & landscape

Joined July 2018

Here at Infinite Concrete & Landscape LTD We pride ourselves on our quality of workmanship. We strive to meet your desires in & around your property. Our team is very skilled & acknowledges your wants in getting the job completed to high quality standards Driveways Patios Paths House & Garage Foundations Vehicle crossings Our landscape division can handle your wants & needs arou...

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