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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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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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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 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

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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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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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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We’ve mapped out five actionable steps to transform your landscaping dreams to life and add value to your property.

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Your Ultimate Lawn Comparison Guide

Posted 30/04/21

If you’re wondering what type of lawn to go for, we’ve got you covered. Know what type of lawn best suits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

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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

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

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Check out how homeowners like you are using Gardeners on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Wai-iti Rd lawn mow

Posted 2 years ago

Mow lawns monthly over summer months. Section is approx 40m by 40m in Highfield with the house and other areas not needing mown covering approx 300m2, so about 1200 to 1300m2 of mainly flat lawn with a small area gently sloping. Will need a ride-on or similar large mower. Grass is currently maintained by ourselves to lowest 1 or 2 settings on our rotary mower, but can be allowed to grow longer.

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Garden tidy up !!

Posted 8 months ago

To tidy up gardens. Needs done ASAP

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Basic Garden Makeover for Elderly Person

Posted 6 months ago

Need free quote please - Tues ... medium flower garden (slight gradient) and 1 small veg garden - 3 other small boundary gardens Timaru, Glenwood suburb, elderly lady owner - Basic makeover of overgrown gardens - Weeds cut/sprayed/removed, ground cleared around some existing plants, weedmat laid, pebble or stone overtop for manageability. -Possible future maintenance of lawn and garden monthly.

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Gardener

Posted 10 months ago

Someone to do a bit of gardening each week or fortnight, prune roses and trees nothing to big. Keep garden up to scratch maybe mow the lawn as needed.

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Tidying gardens

Posted 3 months ago

Weeding, clearing, tidying up gardens. Mainly in gardens and pots that are already established.

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Garden clean up

Posted 3 years ago

Simple garden cleanup required, including removal of grass cuttings.

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Vegetation removal

Posted 3 years ago

Trim overhanging branches and ivy. Poison remaining ivy

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Trumpet Vine Removal- 60 Arthur Street

Posted 1 month ago

Hi- at our rental property on 60 Arthur Street Timaru we have a large Trumpet Vine that has grown the whole way up the house to the guttering. It is on the RHS of the property, viewable from the road. The attached photo is a bit old so perhaps drive by viewing required. Wanting a quote to have the vine all removed and poisoned so it wont grow back. Wanting this completed sooner rather than later.

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Gardening

Posted 3 years ago

Raking of leaves. Weed pulling

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Over grown

Posted 2 years ago

I have a lawn that is in dire need of mowing - you will probably need to take away clippings too

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Neat n tidy lawns

Posted 2 years ago

We are going away for 10 days next weekend, and as the lawns are growing so quickly at the moment, require a quote for mowing them while we are away. They should only need doing once. They will probably take about 30 - 40 mins to do.

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Gardening

Posted 10 months ago

Someone to do a bit of gardening each week or fortnight, prune roses and trees nothing to big. Keep garden up to scratch maybe mow the lawn as needed.

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Part Time Gardener

Posted 2 years ago

We have a few gardens around Timaru that we need done fortnightly.

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Climbing Plant Removal

Posted 1 month ago

As pictured- need these climbing plants removed ASAP. 60 Arthur Street Timaru, RHS of house. If interested let me know!

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Clean up garden ready for house sale

Posted 1 year ago

- trim bushes on the fence - clean up flowerbeds - clean up ferns - clean up and trim plant boxes - dig up the figue tree and put it in the black bucket - clean up under the limon tree - remove weeds and leaves from gravels.

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Garden/Lawns tidy up

Posted 1 year ago

We're moving out of a rental and need the gardens weeded, lawn edges and driveway sprayed with weed killer, and lawns mowed.

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Lawn & Garden Work

Posted 2 years ago

We are needing our lawn and gardens maintained while we transfer temporarily to the North Island.

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Weeding

Posted 2 years ago

I have been out of action for some weeks now and need some weeding done. Most weeding is light, but there some dandelions and other tougher weeds.

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5 Birch Street

Posted 2 years ago

3 sq metres of garden - tough old soil with matted roots and weeds - to be dug / forked over and prepared for planting; trailer load of garden waste to be disposed of.

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Remove garden waste

Posted 2 years ago

We were wanting large piles garden waste removed

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Find Gardeners in Timaru

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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Total trees limited

Joined April 2018

Professional and reliable team of arborist can tend to any of your tree related needs from removing large trees to pruning and trimming shrubs and bushes. There is no job to big or too small for our team to tackle. Call us now for No obligation free quote

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EcoTec

Joined September 2015

Hi, we provide full lawn care services. We specialise in preparation and rejuvenation of lawns, small or large we can help you. Using specialised equipment we can deal to lawn weeds and lawn pests. We can help with hydro seeding and laying of rollout lawn and irrigation too. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and value for money services.

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Zk builders

Joined October 2016

Hi, I'm a passionate qualified builder that is LPB registered and also have a certificate in auto refinishing and a diploma in audio engineering. Have been building now for 10 plus years and have experience in new builds, renovation, architectural builds and light commercial.

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Paul's Casual Building

Joined July 2020

Hi I've been building for 6 years now. I'm qualified with The National Certificate in Carpentry from BCITO. Most of my experience is with major renovations on old houses, but I have done a variety of work. I've just moved to Christchurch from Wellington to do carpentry in the NZ Army but Im looking for some small jobs to earn some extra money.

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ogrady plastering

Joined September 2015

Hi there. Being plastering for last 13 years. We do all aspects of plastering work interior and exterior.new houses and renovations and also smaller jobs in patch work , Crack repair . Coving. We also do painting . And concrete work repair. Very good rates with quality finish

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Jellis construction

Joined November 2015

I take a lot of pride in my work I have been building for 8 years now and am a licensed building practitioner. Have done work with architectural new builds, spec homes, earthquake repairs and big renovation jobs and have acquired a wide skill set from these. Happy to come and give a free quote and havnt had a job go over budget so far look forward to doing some quality work for you

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Paul duffy

Joined August 2015

Qualified carpenter,I have 5+ years experience in carpentry. I pride myself in doing good work and completing it on time. I provide competitive quotes.

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Rainbowscapes

Joined March 2017

HI, Rainbowscapes is a garden maintenance, landscaping and general handyman company based in North Canterbury. We have lived and worked in the area of 12 years, building up a comprehensive and well rounded knowledge of gardens in the area. Hard or Soft Landscaping is no problem! We specialize in creating and maintaining you a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy and relax in. In addition we have a w...

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Christchurch All Trades

Joined November 2019

Welcome to Canterbury all trades where we have over 25 years experience in the concrete industry. As well as fencing, plumbing, painting. And general engineering We like to do big or small jobs and get involved in our community's. Get in touch for a great quote and excellent quality work. Look forward to hearing from you Regards Nikora

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Craig O'Keeffe Builders

Joined March 2011

Hi. We are trade qualified and licenced carpenters based in Timaru with over 40 years in the trade locally and internationally specialising in renovations , extensions inc. small jobs with new home builds and light commercial experience. We are a young fresh small team ready to provide a service and solution for your requirements. Craig is also a National recognised , accredited , qualified h...

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit ... .nz

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Abacus Building Maintenance

Joined October 2014

hi i am a licensed building practioner tradesman carpenter main line of work is building maintenance of all types,i do a lot of bathroom renovations supply and install working with only registered tradesman all types of work undertaken

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Express Property Maintenance Timaru Ltd

Joined March 2016

Hi there I'm Paul, I am a Carpenter/Joiner Licence Building Practioner Number ... .I am a member of the "certified Builders Association" .I have been in the trade for 30 years experience in residential and commercial construction an maintenance. I offer all aspects of building maintenance and repairs including but not limited to bathroom and kitchen renovation,decks, renovations, doors and window...

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Limitless Property Services

Joined December 2019

Hi there, Dan, owner operator of Limitless Property Services. Currently providing the Canterbury region with complete building and landscaping works. -Qualified LBP builder (Licensed Building Practitioner accredited) with over 15 years experience in carpentry. -Skilled excavator operator with over 3 years experience in landscaping and heavy civil works. With our own truck, digger and bu...

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Firth landscape construction

Joined March 2017

For all your landscaping/construction needs call firth landscape construction free quotes, professional work done to high standards very competitive quotes...we do it all, landscaping renovations tiling, laminate flooring concreting asphalting. We have high standards and we know you'll be happy.

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James Rule Construction

Joined June 2018

Hi, I have been Building for 15 Years. Have worked on a number of new builds , renovations and landscaping jobs over that time. We look forward to working with you on your next project.

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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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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DnB Landscapes services

Joined September 2019

Hi ive been sculptural landscaper for the last 6 years ive now just gone out on my own i am very professional and work very hard to meet deadlines.At dnb Landscapes we pride ourselves in our very affordable prices.

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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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