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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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General tidy up

Posted 1 week ago

Just moved in to a new property and need a bit of help getting on top of things. Weeding, trimming and spraying.

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Gardening at #11

Posted 10 months ago

1. Mow lawns fortnightly - will take 45 minutes to an hour. 2. Keep front of property tidy - perhaps an hour monthly: - weed/tidy front rose gardens - weed/tidy back and side gardens - weed-spray gravel driveway

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Section tidy-up

Posted 2 years ago

My mother has been on holiday and come back to overgrown gardens etc Please quote for three hours and she’ll suggest what she’d like completed

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Garden refresh

Posted 3 years ago

Gardening and weeding for property - a general tidy up of the entire garden. One large vegetable patch to be cleared of weeds (approx 5m2) approximately 5 trees to be pruned Two fruit trees to be planed in two vegetable gardens

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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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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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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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Kim Odering & Company

Joined September 2017

Think of KO & CO as your garden and landscaping partner. Whether you long for outdoor rooms, riots of colour, entertainment hot spots or pure Zen, we’ll work with you to shape a functional, vibrant garden that meets your needs and enhances your lifestyle. We’ll bring all our creativity, experience, technical smarts and good old common sense to develop your garden from the ground up. With big think...

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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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Sculptural Landscapes LTd

Joined January 2018

Sculptural Landscapes has been beautifying Canterbury yards for over 5 years now. We will take on anything from putting in a few grasses to entire lifestyle block landscaping and management. We work very hard to keep out clients happy. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget and time. If its outside we can manage your job to a high standard. If your looking...

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Styles Civil Ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi All, We cover all your outdoor and underfloor needs , Literally all your needs!! Our quality and pride in our work is second to none and ensure our clients are 100% happy upon completion. I hope to talk soon for your free no obligation quote!!!

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J Law Contracting

Joined July 2018

NZ Qualified Carpenter New builds and spec homes. Specialising in decking and fencing. Quality renovation work. Bathroom and Kitchens. All insulation work. Interior plastering. Property maintenace and your average handy mans job. Carpenter with a no job too big or small attitude. Reliable, efficient, proffessional and cost effective. Have access to quality subcontractors at fair rates too!

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Canterbury Diggers

Joined April 2019

Canterbury Diggers Limited is a locally owned business offering a complete package of soft and hard landscaping. Our experienced team specialise in Concrete , Excavations, Hydro Seeding , Foundations and general landscaping. We strive to deliver high-quality workmanship in a timely manner and within your budget. We are a friendly bunch who are more than happy to come out and provide a quote...

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BULLS EXCAVATION LIMITED

Joined November 2020

Hi We have been working in the construction sector for about 5 years We specialise in general excavation work such as driveway preparation to large scale land development. Why should you choose to partner with BULLS EXCAVATION LIMITED? -We have a very strong work ethic. -We are very client focused so providing excellence in all parts is key for us. -We have the expertise to carry ou...

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D Construction

Joined February 2015

We are the principal soft-strip company in Christchurch, having worked on hundreds of projects ranging from large commercial strip-outs to residential demolition. With our huge range of expertise and skill, you can't go wrong choosing D-Construction for your next demolition project

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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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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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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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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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Kh enterprises

Joined January 2019

General handyman with vast array of skills in many different fields from bulk earth works to farm work to fencing and installation of antennas and security cameras, have most tools for most jobs and charge very reasonable rates on completion of a quality job, fix a hinge, install a security light, mow lawns landscaping, paving, chainsaw work,monitored pest control or trapping, give me a bell for a...

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Not Just Joinery

Joined September 2016

Specialising in custom built joinery we can consult, design and install all of your joinery needs. Iain has years of experience in high end commercial fit outs aswell as designing and manufacturing domestic kitchens and custom made Joinery. Owen has 25 years of Joinery experiance ranging from customers made stairs to high end kitchens. Together they make up a brilliant team that produce qualit...

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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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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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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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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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