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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Weeding

Posted 1 year ago

Just need someone who can clear back area of weeds. On a hillside behind house.

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Spray weeds on undeveloped bush site

Posted 3 years ago

Spray Knapsack mixture – 100mls Roundup G2 plus 10mls Pulse per 10 litres water (says the report by TerraForma) - over most of the 1927 sqm site, undeveloped sloping bush residential section with Asparagus Fern infestation. Area to be sprayed is bounded by road (Frank Street) at the top, and the Little Oneroa Creek at the bottom, with side boundaries marked by survey pegs and an old fenceline. Much of it is open under Kanuka canopy, but there are a few dense patches of weeds. Spraying nee...

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Hedge trim

Posted 9 months ago

Hedge, 40m long & approx 4m high, requires topping to about 2.5m. Hedge is Tacoma. Require disposal of clippings.

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Joanne Kenyon

Posted 3 years ago

Regular weekly or fortnightly work, full day. 8 acres mowing on a Kubota 4 x 4. Steep Hills and Olive groves. Weed eating and weed spraying. John Deer 4 x4 Gator for hauling refuse, has electric sprayer. Ideally provide own tools but blowers, hedges, trimmers and chainsaws available. Looking for a long term service provider.

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Garden tidy up

Posted 2 years ago

I need help landscaping a garden and building a raised vegetable garden.

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Waihekie General Gardening 2

Posted 4 years ago

To regularly perform general Gardening work, on large section at Cory road Waihekie. pruning, clearing, weeding etc preferably a couple of hours a week. or 4 hours a fortnight or 1 day a month.

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Garden Maintenance

Posted 2 years ago

I require gardening, pruning and rubbish removal for all of the landscape planting on my property.

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Waihekie General Gardening 3

Posted 3 years ago

To regularly perform general Gardening work, on large section at Cory road Waihekie. pruning, clearing, weeding etc preferably a couple of hours a week. or 4 hours a fortnight or 1 day a month.

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Waihekie General Gardening

Posted 4 years ago

To regularly perform general Gardening work, on large section at Cory road Waihekie. pruning, clearing, weeding etc preferably a couple of hours a week.

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Lawns and Spraying - Waiheke

Posted 3 years ago

Mow lawns, keep property weed free. Lawns, Back lawn behind house, small area beside deck and front area on both sides of the culvert. Weeds, spraying, as required around section, and within the shrubbed area surrounding septic system and water tank, and to edges of culvert (i.e contain weed inside culvert) Address 31 Lannan Road, Surfdale, Waiheke

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Clear shrubs from around house

Posted 8 months ago

We are planning to paint our house and garage and need clearance of shrubs ( and possibly a plum tree ) from around the house and garage to allow access to paint it

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Lawn mowing

Posted 3 years ago

I need my lawns mowed once every three weeks. Call me to arrange an inspection. ...

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Sharp Hedges Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I'm Haydn, a Kiwi bloke who has built my business from scratch. *Winner of an Albert-Eden Business Award in 2019. *Nominated for a Westpac Auckland Business Award in 2018. *Awarded "5-star tradie" for Builderscrack for 2017 and 2018 *Awarded "Top tradie" for Builderscrack 2019 I have been working in Central Auckland for the past 17 years, doing hedges, lawn-mowing, gardening and gar...

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With Landscaping

Joined May 2020

I am a very experienced landscaper who has designed, installed and maintained landscape gardens in New Zealand, England and France. I am a graduate of Unitec Auckland with a Diploma in Landscape Design. I design and create functional gardens and surreal artistic outdoor spaces.

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Blumin Luvley Garden Care

Joined March 2015

Hi there, I have a landscaping and garden care business based in central Auckland. Specialize garden makeovers, design - with my son Patrick who has a degree in landscape design - maintenance, new gardens, ready-for-sale upgrades, fences, and decks. We have great plant knowledge and offer free advice to suit your garden taste and site suitability. From the Mt Albert area, we offer free quotations...

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Express Civil

Joined November 2019

Hi, we have over 20 years of experience in civil works and landscaping. We do everything from site excavations and drainage to concrete and asphalt reinstatement. Not to mention fencing and retaining walls. Express aims to be the one stop shop for all your hard landscaping needs.

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Lawns Landscapes Gardens

Joined June 2020

We are professional and experienced workers who specialise in property services. Whether its a few hours work or a few weeks worth we will try to cater to your requirements. We pride ourselves on completing work to a high standard and trying our best to work within budget and timeframes. We use top of the range equipment and tools with a work van and trailer. Services offered: -Lawn Care (...

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Treemendous Tree Service

Joined September 2015

At Treemendous Tree Service we have over 10 years experience in the industry. We work hard to keep our clients satisfied. Whether your hedge needs its yearly haircut, you have a site which needs clearing or you have a large or dangerous tree which needs removing. We have a truck, 18 inch chipper, stump grinder and a 6 ton digger with a grapple to take on the small and large jobs. $5000,000...

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Rongoa Landscapes LTD

Joined January 2020

Kia Ora, we have been doing landscaping and maintenance for the past 10 years. We specialise in residential and commercial garden maintenance, garden installation, tropical and native gardens, hedge trimming, lawn mowing, garden edging, excervation (digger and bob cat work) and more -including landscaping, softscaping and hardscaping. We also specialise in traditional garden ornaments carved by us...

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Integrity Decorating

Joined January 2010

Trade Qualified Painter and Paperhanger, 30 years experience on all aspects of painting and paperhanging. Have spray gear- airless, pressure pot, hvlp, xvlp . waterblasting equipment. Have special sander/vacuum for plastering jobs Some scaffollding, Trestles, planks and mobile platforms Can do Residential or Commercial. Willing to travel and would be interested in travelling around nz to o...

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DrainSmart

Joined February 2019

DrainSmart specialise in residential, civil and commercial developments. We have qualified and registered drainlayers who service the wider Auckland region. We also do earthworks, plumbing, concrete and ashphalt work. We are trusted, professionals who deliver quality and take pride in what we do.

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Dragon Maintenance Ltd

Joined September 2013

Hi, my name is Jason and part of a family run business from Wales in the UK. I have 20+ years experience in the Building & Construction Industry. Qualified as an Electrician and Joiner with experience in other trade backgrounds. Now living in New Zealand we are continuing to provide a high quality service in Building, Renovation, Installation, Preventative Maintenance & General Maintenance, Ind...

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Good Roots Garden Projects

Joined August 2019

It is my passion to develop and maintain planted spaces and garden projects. Show me what you have now and tell me what you want to improve for your outdoor living space. Are your trees and plants healthy? Do you have the walkways and functional living space to suit your needs? My experience includes; • garden beds and vertical gardens • paving and stepping stones • ready lawns, seeding...

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Latanoa contractor limited

Joined January 2020

Latanoa Contractors focus on Concrete Jobs , Concrete removals , demolition and landscaping. We also do other small jobs such as shed install , garden waste removals or if you simply need manpower to assist with your jobs. Latanoa contractors is also available to subcontract to other companies.

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Landscapes by Design

Joined March 2014

Hi, we've been landscaping gardens for 15 years in the Auckland Region. We specialise in all soft landscaping, edible gardens, pond & water features design and build. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlins for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competative quotes and completing your job on budget.

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Jacks building

Joined July 2016

Hi I've been building for 8 years here to do maintenance work for residential or commercial. I specialize in high end residential work. My rates is reasonable and I get the job done with time and quality.

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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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On Time Maintenance Ltd

Joined April 2019

Handyman , Repair and maintenance in general anything wood or steel works . House , gates fence ,decks , soft chemical wash and high pressure cleaning house , drive ways etc

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Stone& Marble NZ Ltd

Joined November 2010

My Company was established in the year 2000. I am a specialist. I specialise in :- Complete Bathrooms and Kitchen Renovations which include : Design ,Demolition,Rubbish Disposal Acquisition of kitchen cabinetry, assembly and Installation of Kitchen elements Bathroom Vanity's ,Toilet's, Shower Glass Frame-less ,Waterproofing (is my favourite and I am certified) , Tiling, Underfloor...

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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Daily Grind Stump Grinding

Joined April 2015

Hi, Daily Grind is an owner/operator run business. We specialise in difficult access stump grinding, i.e stumps in raised planters or at the rear of a property that has restricted access. However, we have the machinery for all jobs, no matter how big or small. We are fully qualified and insured arborists and we pride ourselves in doing a meticulous job and customer satisfaction is our number one...

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable. I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working with you to giving you qualit...

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