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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.

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 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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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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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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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 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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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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Stump and fencepost removal

Posted 4 years ago

Hi, I have a privet stump which keeps regrowing no matter how much I poison it, so I want it removed. It's not a large stump, but it's right beside the boundary fence so might be tricky to remove. I also have four old fenceposts that I'd like lifted out of their holes.

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Hedge Cutting

Posted 7 years ago

I have a rental property in Kaponga, it has a really large hedge at the front of the section which is out of control, and needs cutting right back. I cannot give more specific details as I live in Wellington but it is not a big job - maybe 30/40 mins.

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I needed a garden weeded it’s overgrown

Posted 2 months ago

I have a garden are that is approx 12 m by 6 m at the back of my house. I want to replace with grass and remove the weeds that have overgrown. Must be easy if I had a digger to help with work.

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Garden maintanence

Posted 11 months ago

i want my garden weeded and maintained

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Kohanga Manu

Posted 6 months ago

Artwork.STDC commission. A trangylar construction of plastic piping to supported an intended artwork for Kuromako Labe Project STDC.

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Hedge cut

Posted 1 year ago

Needs front hedge top and sides trimmed

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Michelle

Posted 11 months ago

my backyard is overgrown from previous owners. I am wanting it cleaned up and green waste removed for children to be able to play in the backyard. I am wanting to keep fruit trees and lawns mowed. am wanting quotes and work to commence a.s.a.p. Half payment at start of job and remainder balance at completion.

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Sloping hill beach garden

Posted 2 years ago

sloping hill, needing existing overgrown plants & weeds taken out, and new plants put in. approximately 20 square meters I think.

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Find Gardeners in South Taranaki

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.

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Teraforma Construction

Joined November 2010

I am a builder who does tiling and landscaping when required, I have 15 years experience working in Auckland, Northshore, Hibiscus Coast & New Plymouth.I hold a degree in physical geography and I am very good with structural work. My rates are very reasonable and I work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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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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brad morrison building/ painter

Joined November 2010

Hi, I'm an self employed qualified painter and apprentice builder. I have recently been working on an old bungalow re-gibbing the interior and applying a paint finish. I have had plenty of years experience with building, cabinetry and painting before deciding to complete my building apprenticeship. I pride myself on my ability to meet deadlines and to offer reasonable quotes on jobs.

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Dean Griggs Building & Renovations

Joined May 2010

Its not what I can say about myself, it's what my clients say about me that counts. Nev & Jill Bearsworth of Palmerston North say " We employed Dean Griggs to construct a deck to improve the approach and appearance to our front entrance. We are thrilled with the finished job and would not hesitate to recommend Dean to anyone considering employing Dean to do building type work. We we...

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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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Boyack Building

Joined May 2016

Hi, I have over 10 years experience in the building industry. Doing anything from New homes too renovations, sheds, bathrooms, retro fit double glazing, decks, paving etc. If you are after quality, reliability, efficiency then i am the guy for you.

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Primal Concrete Taranaki

Joined April 2015

Primal Concrete Taranaki offers a full range of concrete and related landscape work , Hi there located in Inglewood and servicing Taranaki wide I provide professional solid concrete craftsmanship work, leaving a tidy work space with your site from dig out and prep work or picking up from where others left off right through to reinstatement after concrete completed I will see to making you...

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SKF Contracting Ltd

Joined January 2018

SKF Contracting was established in 2014, offering contract and construction services to business in Taranaki. Shane Flavell's qualifications in Civil along with more than twelve year’s experience across numerous construction, maintenance, structures and civil projects. Shane has a perfect blend of local network knowledge and technical expertise that equates to delivering excellent project outcom...

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Quality cabins

Joined November 2016

Hi my name Josh, I have a small business building small portable building's e.g.. sleepouts, cabins, office's etc. How ever I can also offered many other building related services such as: *New Kitchen fit outs *Bathroom renovation's *Fencing and retaining walls *Gib fixing *Deck' s *Aluminum door and window replacement *General home maintenance and repairs And anything in between!...

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L.A Pene Builders LTD

Joined April 2011

We are a small building company that prides itself on quality workmanship in all aspects of building, with great attention to detail and competitive prices. Although we may be small, we are big on business providing two qualified builders that can guarantee you to get the job done on time, regardless the size of the project.

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Building Un

Joined August 2011

We are a small company , I Aaron the owner operator have been in the trade for 28 years. We strive to provide value for money to our clients, with honest free advice. We offer a free job management service, where we are happy to liaise between all the other sub trades as necessary in order to achieve a more efficient and complete job in the shortest time frame possible.

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TMT Building Ltd

Joined January 2014

Hi, I am a qulified builder experienced in renovations and alterations. I can take care of the complete build for your job from getting your plans drawn up to code of compliance getting signed off and deal with all sub contractors in between.

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Hire A Hand

Joined October 2017

Hire A Hand offers a wide range of services ( anything from gardening to kitchen renovations) at a great price, we have ben in bussiness for 15 years and have recently branched out into the Taranaki area. We pride ourselves on a quality service for a great price and will work with "any" budget....all work is guranteed . We will beat all quotes by at least 10%......we also pride ourselves in offeri...

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macks aquascape and carpentry

Joined March 2018

hi iv been in the building trade for the last 12 years with a variety of experience in the building trade,landscaping,renovations, re cladd, fit doors windows also do a bit of outdoor furniture and water features,fish ponds and fish tanks and much more feel free to ask me anything .

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Ikan Landscapes

Joined April 2017

Hi, I am a Qualified Gardener with 12 years experience. I pride my self with attention to detail and always go the extra mile for my clients. I really enjoy creating new gardens or revamping existing ones by removing tired plants and adding interest through form, colour and texture of selected plants.

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Panther Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi I am an Electrician with 7 years experience. We have been Specialising in new builds, renovations, small and big jobs in the Wellington region.Residential and commercial. Efficient,Reliable,Friendly,On Time and fair pricing. Building,Landscaping backround and general handyman Trade skills and knowledge.Skills throughout various trade industries. Free Quote's available.

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Curb appeal

Joined March 2018

I specialise in exterior maintenance, from lawn care to fences and small decks, window and gutter cleaning, small landscaping. Small retaining walls. Jobs are always done on time and in budget.

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South Taranaki Home Renovations

Joined June 2009

Been in the building/fencing trade for 20 yrs feels like 50 but things still need doing since selling the fencing business some 18 mth ago needed a change so im full time doing home repairs very rewarding always meeting new clients and looking after my regulars, do hope to meet more

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Treemachine Services

Joined March 2017

Established in February 2013, TREE MACHINE SERVICES commenced operation with an aim to provide a Quality, Complete Maintenance and Care tree service within the Taranaki Region. Steady growth in service demand within the residential sector has been ongoing throughout the past 4 years with further development also including a move into rural areas, farmlands, forestry blocks and company investmen...

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The Good Job Boys

Joined May 2013

We specialise in all property maintenace. Owner occupied and rental. Gardening, Lawns, renovation, carpets cleaning and new, painting, minor repairs etc. Anything to do with the home and property care.

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