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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wired Services Ltd

Joined April 2011

Wired Services - Registered Electrical Contractors Wired Services are electricians in the Palmerston North area, providing a friendly personal service for all your electrical repairs, maintenance and installations. Whatever your requirements we have the ability to exceed your expectations, with cost effective and guaranteed work to get the best possible professional solution. Are you b...

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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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Mr Build It

Joined September 2013

With over 25yrs experience Mr Build It™ is your one stop shop when it comes to all your Home or Commercial building & maintenance services in the Manawatu & Rangitikei districts. Services include decking, painting, doors fencing, concreting, plastering, carports, roofing & more. Check out some of our work at mrbuildit.co.nz

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Evolution painting and decorating ltd

Joined November 2016

At evolution painting we insure the best in quality in what we do. To let the job process be a great process for owner. And all at affordable rates. Doing it once doing it right at affordable prices

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Gutterman&cleaning services

Joined June 2014

30 years experience on roofs.I now specialize in gutter cleaning repairing and installing,Also i can do house,roof washing,painting and moss,mould spraying.All work fully guaranteed.FREE quotes,FAST service

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ScaleLogic Limited

Joined April 2011

I have been in the electrical feild for 5+ years now and I have a National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 3 and an Electrical Licence for Disconnecting & Reconnecting Fixed wired appliances up to 230VAC. Strong knowledge in electronic appliances and computers/laptops. Great ability to fault find and guarentee all my work. Great with DIY have renovated one house successfully and am...

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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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Jayz contracting

Joined July 2017

Hi, we do all types of home work from.. .painting .plastering .gardening .mowing lawns .cleaning All work is done at professional standards .100% committed to everything we do .

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ColourScheme

Joined September 2011

ColourScheme can provide all the services you need to turn your house into a home. We specialise in interior paintwork, but also consider small exterior paint jobs, minor gib repairs and general maintenance work. Our aim is to provide an affordable, yet high quality service with expert advice and brilliant craftmanship. We always clean up beautifully afterwards and we offer a full refund on lab...

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The Task Masters

Joined February 2016

We are your One Stop Professional Service Provider. We are a family owned and operated local buisness. We do the Tasks you either cant or dont have time to do. No Job Too Big or Small. We provide the following Services -Property Maintenance -Roofing Maintenance -Re roof -Moss & Mold Removal -Gutter Clean & Flush...

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Express Property Maintenance Whakarongo Ltd

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're relatively new to the New Zealand market but have been operating in Australia since 2011. Specialising in Deck, Fence and retaining wall construction we also provide all aspects of property maintenance services from repairing holes in walls to fixing your guttering or mowing your lawn, we are your first choice in property maintenance whether private or commercial.

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KIWISOL solutions for kiwis

Joined September 2017

Having spent a number of years in the Building & Engineering fields I am now semi retired but still have a fully equipped workshop for both engineering and building work and specialize in light fix it and problem solving. Love coming up with that special little one off gadget to solve you needs.

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town & country builders ltd

Joined July 2011

we are a small building company that have been building in the manawatu area for the past 20 years and do all types of building work from small additions to new homes and light commercial buildings as well as all types of maintenence and repair work we are lincensed building practitioners and certified builders

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Supreme Build Ltd

Joined October 2013

The team at Supreme Build deliver a full range of building services through a commitment to customer satisfaction and a dedication to quality. Locally owned and operated in Palmerston North we offer our services throughout the greater Manawatu Region. Fully Qualified and Licensed building practitioners Specialties include: New Homes Bathrooms Kitchens Renovations and additions Decks...

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ProEx Solutions

Joined August 2018

PROEX SOLUTIONS - Excavation & Digger Hire within the Manawatu and wider region. We are a locally owned and operated business with our customers at the forefront of what we do. We have 2 diggers available for daily hire or available to hire with a driver. 1.7 Tonne 2.0 Tonne We also have auger attachments for drilling holes. In addition to the diggers we also have a 3 Tonne...

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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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adpainting

Joined May 2010

Hi there my names Arron Pahl and ive been painting for 15 years interior and exterior and i am willing to do free quotations no job too big or small. Very reasonable prices and cheaper than most trade painters. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

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All UnderFoot Service LTD

Joined January 2017

Hi, At All UnderFoot Services we specialise in.. ta da! Everything you can walk on.. Our indoor services include laying Carpet, Vinyl, Laminate, TImber Floors and Tiles. Outdoors we do Lawns both Natural and Synthetic and Paths and Paving/General Landscaping. We now also do Garage Carpet which has been a huge hit!

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Rivercity Property Care

Joined September 2018

The appearance of your property is an important part of your reputation Rivercity Property Care is a locally owned and operated business. We started our business from scratch with the desire to provide a lawn mowing service that is both professional and cost effective for both residential, commercial and lifestyle property owners / tenants in our local neighbourhood. Being a family busines...

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gazzas maintenance

Joined September 2013

Ive been in the building industry for 30 plus years, in Australia and New Zealand, served my carpentry apprenticeship in wellington, building houses, Have work on major jobs like the wellington library, Gold coast Jupiturs casino, and am competant at most jobs in the industry be it changing a door to building a house

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