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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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General garden tidy prune 2 acres

Posted 1 year ago

Edging lawns (slope mowing only), some pruning of trees, spraying paths and beds for weeds, general help to tidy up after 18 month unoccupied

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Impeccable lawn mowing / grounds person required.

Posted 1 week ago

I am a pensioner / disabled and desperately need my lawns mowed, edgings with a weed eater, gardens, clippings, - weeds removed and spraying on a regular basis, please.

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Hedge Cutting / Gardening Tamahere.

Posted 1 year ago

Hedge Cutting, Lawn edging, garden and lawn spraying - backpack and ride on mower. General Gardening and landscaping work. Equipment provided. Anticipate 2 days a month work ongoing. Tamahere Hamilton.

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Spraying and trimming

Posted 1 year ago

Spraying and trimming some areas of my property. Also adding some mulch rings around trees. Would need to come to quote. Matangi.

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Mow lifestyle block

Posted 1 year ago

mow our 5000sq mtr block in brighton grove, newstead. Has sheep on it but they haven't been able to keep up. There are no buildings on the block, so easy to mow. some of the grass is longish, so a small tractor with mower would be best. We don't want it too short, as sheep still need some feed.

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Gardener long term

Posted 1 year ago

EXPERIENCED GARDENER required to maintain established garden beds, weeding , mulching, new planting, pruning , feeding, tidying up and etc as required. ABSOLUTELY NO COWBOYS PLEASE 2 days per week in summer 1 day per week winter rate negotiable most tools and material provided

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Section clean up

Posted 4 months ago

Needed someone who can do a section clean up there are some small trees that need to be cut down but mostly general weed clearing Debris must be removed Contact Lorraine

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One off Lawn Mowing

Posted 6 months ago

I need a lawn mowing extraordinaire to mow both the front and back section. The land is approximate 892 mtrs sq. Just a little larger then your average residential.

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Section Tidy Up

Posted 1 year ago

We are preparing a property for sale and need the section tidied up. Will require mowing, edge trimming, some gardening. Would be possible for one person to do this job. I need this job completed by Friday 31st January.

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Tree removal and hedge trimming

Posted 1 year ago

We need a tree removed, about 250mm diameter trunk, 6 to 7 m tall. Also a hedge trimmed, currently 3 to 4 meters tall, want to knock down to 2.m. All vegetation and rubbish to be removed except tree trunk leave for fire wood.

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Tree pruning,Felling,Large Garden tidy up,Green Waste removal-Lifestyle Block

Posted 1 year ago

Pittosporum "Hedge" is out of control and needs a large haircut... approx. 70 pittosporum trees need trimming. They are currently standing at about 4 - 5m tall. We have around 6 fruit trees that need felling as well. Large vegetable plot needs weeding. 2/3rds is actually covered with weedmat but the giant buttercup has taken over. It needs the weeds removed and the remaining garden needs to be weedmatted. We have the weedmat. All greenwaste to be removed and also some existing that we have...

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Lawn mowing

Posted 2 months ago

Lawn mowed fortnightly. Will need to know when you are coming as we have locked security gates.

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Eccles ave job

Posted 3 months ago

a couple of new garden beds, pebble or wood chip, low maintenance style with solid edging. Some upgrade to existing retainer wall (minor worh)and new path work.(approx. 30m)

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Established weedy garden in need of TLC

Posted 2 years ago

Garden in the country. Has terrible wandering weed throughout as well as oxalis is places. Old rose around tennis court needs removing. We able to deal with all waste etc.

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Weeding & Mulching/Stones

Posted 2 weeks ago

1 acre property with established gardens in need of weeding and tidying up initially with ongoing maintenance after. Planning to remove some low performing fruit trees/shrubs, and sowing grass or mulching/adding stones. Add lawn edging where needed.

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Lawn mowing - tidying up yard

Posted 11 months ago

Hi, We just bought a property in Huntly and the grass has overgrown. This is in a corner section.

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Post tenant grounds maintenance

Posted 1 year ago

We have just had tenants leave our house in a neglected state. We need one off garden maintenance which will include pruning, weeding, edging and cutting back overgrowth. It is a lifestyle block but the bit we need doing is the area around the house. The garden waste will need removing from the site.

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Lawn mowing

Posted 10 months ago

Need someone to do the lawns for a property once a month - can start soon as we enter level 3

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Garden tidy

Posted 1 year ago

need a felled tree trunk chopped up and removed---site cleared to mowing state

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Jerusalem cherry

Posted 7 months ago

spray weed killer on Jerusalem cherry and clear lawn

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Post tenant grounds maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th June 2019

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 4
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 5
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 5
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 5

Tree pruning,Felling,Large Garden tidy up,Green Waste removal-Lifestyle Block

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spraying and trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

lawn mowing - tidying up yard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawn mowing


5th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree removal and hedge trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

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Integrity Services

Joined December 2020

Integrity Services had been working with some farm owners, forestry management for the last 4 months. While we specialize in major silviculture works we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work very hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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Luke's Lawns

Joined October 2020

Luke's Lawns is a Hamilton based professional, and affordable Lawn and backyard service with years of experience. Ready to deliver a perfect result! Our business is clear and simple. We operate to provide you with a safe, reliable, affordable and top quality service. Unlike the bigger guys out there with the sole aim of profit maximisation, we create a point of difference by providing you with...

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MTF Building Limited

Joined April 2017

We are a small family owned and operated business. We specialise in the smaller, more intricate demolition and refit work needed for elite refits. Our scope of work ranges from clearing small office spaces for refitting, renovations, through to total building demolition. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, efficiency and competitive rates. We are also able to work in with the challenges...

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Premier Scaffolding Premier Contracting

Joined April 2018

Hi we are a scaffold company who have been operating in the waikato for over 2 years now covering anything from commercial to mobile scaffold We have recently encorparated a sub business called premier contracting I have personally been building for over 6 years now and have covered anything from new builds to minor alterations decks and fences

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Woodsourcelimited

Joined December 2019

Hi my name is Deane and my business partner is Arran we are friendly Reliable qualified and insured arborists who love our work and complete all jobs to the highest standards .Call now for Friendly free advice and quotes

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Stump Away NZ

Joined May 2017

Hi there, Stump Away NZ is a stump grinding company that provides the highest quality professional service for residential commercial and contractor clients in the Wider Waikato Region, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and South Auckland. The company is fully insured, and is owner operated by James Campbell. Stump Away NZ takes pride in providing excellent service and customer satisfaction, while doing i...

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Farnell Contracting

Joined October 2020

Hi, new to the industry but young and enthusiastic with a wide variety of experience. As a career firefighter I've got a background in solving problems so mixing this with hands on skills I've learnt over the years in the odd jobs I've worked.

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Quarter Acre Co

Joined July 2015

Quarter Acre Co's professional maintenance team are recognized in providing optional, cost effective solutions, with fast & efficient results in all aspects of, Property Maintenance, General landscaping & home or office cleaning Plus more.... without compromising on Quality!! Covering the Auckland & Waikato Region, we take care of many Property owners, Landlords, Tenants, Property Managers, sa...

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Dm landscape and gardens

Joined September 2020

I’m a young father of 3 heading out alone I can do gardens and maintenance to pavers etc Can travel though out bop and Waikato Happy to do free quotes Many thanks

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Turf 2 mowing

Joined February 2020

At present I'm primarily a lawn mowing contractor, but previously owned a waste removal business in Hamilton. I'm based in Hamilton but will travel to out laying towns if required. For any lawn work we have hand mowers up to a tractor with slashing mower or sport field or large lawn finishing mower also a ride on mower. We pride ourselves on providing a competitive quotes and then completing jobs...

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Diggs Landscapes Ltd

Joined June 2019

Welcome to Diggs Landscapes Ltd. A family owned business built with inspiration from our our own backyard projects. Meet the team: Lyndon, Oscar, Matthew & Digger Lyndon is your Project Manager who brings years of Landscaping, Design ideas, Heavy Machine Operation, Concreting, Paving, Fencing, Arborist work, and a kiwi can do attitude. Matthew joined the team after returning from hi...

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A T Painters ltd

Joined May 2020

Hi, we recently started a business about a year ago after working in the painting trade for about 15 years, we have experience in small and large jobs, interior, exterior, new builds, repaints, commercial and residential. we also pride ourselves on getting the job done within deadlines and meeting budgets, we are a friendly team who cares about the finished product.

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Kiwi Civil Solutions Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi there, we light Construction and Earthmoving contractors based in Pokeno. Our services range from Asphalt to Concrete and Digger Hire to Landscape supplies, and everything in between. No job to big or small, we will do the job or know someone who can help. Very competitively priced and with great workmanship, we will work hard for you and with you with a great can-do Kiwi attitude. We work on r...

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Clear Property and Projects

Joined June 2019

Clear Property and Projects is a professional service that takes the stress out of those sometimes worrying tasks. From small around the house ideas all the way through to project management of large scale builds. We have you covered. A trustworthy source to help you out. Get in touch for an obligation free quote.

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Waikato Precision Concrete Co Ltd

Joined February 2019

We have over 17 years experience laying and finishing concrete. We will prepare (form work if required), place & finish large or smaller Concrete work, whether it be a house slab, Driveways or edging work. Preparation can also include digger and bobcat machinery work as required. We are also available to build Decks, Raised Gardens, or retaining walls. We can travel around the Waikato or Bay...

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Golden 5R Transport Ltd

Joined July 2017

We have exemplary qualified D-F-RTW endorsed drivers that can transport earth materials on site, had been Health & Safety inducted; with Site-Safe, TC Basic 1 (Traffic Control); We also have network of contractors, driveway asphalt layering and patching. Preparing topsoil for property /commercial building requirements e.g pool installation, property developments, excavating unneeded stumps/contami...

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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, a...

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Waynes Painting

Joined November 2017

Hi.. Ive been painting houses for the last few years and have also done alot of my own renovation projects so am handy with many areas. I am cheap and like to do long hours. Happy to do small jobs as well.

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Gomobi contracting

Joined June 2020

Hi we are a small team of handymen consisting of a gibstopper ..handyman and a painter working across the greater North Island doing odd jobs. We specialize in all Interior Prep & Painting..gibbing. our painter is also available for light handyman jobs. ************************************* We also have an arborist on board for all your tree felling/landscape needs! *************************...

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