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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 finding the tim

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Tipene plumbing

Joined February 2015

CALL NOW!!!! Tipene Plumbing Ltd offer all aspects of Plumbing-gas fitting-Roofing-drainage and more this includes maintenance- trouble shooting- new houses- CCTV drain inspections and clearing- septic cleans- slurry control. We uphold a very high standard of workmanship and will try my best to sought your issue the same day! Call now for a free competitive quote PLEASE NOTE MY PLUMBING REG IS...

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Superior contracting services

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are new established contracting company. We have a diverse range of skills and experience from driveways through to service installations and everything in between. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and delivering the highest quality of work on time and on budget. Trusting you would find our services satisfactory as we strongly believe do it once, do it right, there is no j...

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JH Concrete and Labouring

Joined November 2017

Concrete paths patios driveways and general Labouring and odd jobs .I've had 3 years plus years in the industry. And have worked alongside people with solid knowledge. I'm now looking to step up my game and venture out on my own. Any job to expand my portfolio. If you have a job send us a message and we can see what we can do. No job to big or to small. J.H Concrete and Labouring .

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Dando Fencing Limited

Joined April 2018

We are a family owned business located in Christchurch, NZ. We specialise in residential and commercial fencing. Our goal as a company is to provide a neat and efficient service and offer helpful and friendly assistance with all your projects.FREE MEASURE & QUOTE

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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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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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Apes contracting ltd

Joined May 2016

Apes contracting, earthworks contracting including - Driveways/paths/patios ( concrete & asphalt ) , curb & channel , trench digging , tree removal, site scraps , landscaping , retaining walls , house foundations

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CJS Services NZ Limited

Joined August 2018

Hi, my name is Chris from CJS Services. I have a number of years experience carrying out work for residential and commercial clients. I pride myself on being friendly upfront and punctual. Feel free to contact me for a free no obligation quote. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks

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ACP CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

Joined March 2019

Combined we have 30+yrs experience within the Civil Construction and Landscaping trade and can offer a vast variety of Civil Construction and Landscaping services. We take pride in our work, therefore being able to offer fair competitive prices to suit your budget is a must. We are reliable and our time management allows for us to be able to make our deadlines. Both of us hold our Comprehensive f...

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J S Construction site clean up ltd

Joined July 2016

Plastering From small renovations and earth quake repairs to new housing, J S Construction ia a small too man team who pride themselves on quality work in the Canterbury region, recently we have done 3 bathrooms in Hanmer Springs and 1 in Timaru, along with new housing in Christchurch. We also Cove when required and Machine sand. James's Mowing/Gardning Site/ house clean up/ Rubbish rem...

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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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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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ko plumb ltd

Joined April 2012

OK Plumb ltd menu # Plumbing # Drainlaying # Waterblasting # Roof leak repairs/replace iron coloursteel. # Spouting leak repaires/replace # Log burner installs # New house plumbing/drainlaying

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Chris's contracting

Joined November 2018

Chris's contracting covers most aspects of building and renovations I specialise in all aspects of plastering interior and exterior and my brother is a fully qualified builder we take pride in our work and leave all work done to the best quality possible please don't hesitate to get in contact look forward to hearing from you!

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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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Freedom Custom Made Ltd

Joined October 2018

We are a family operated business in its infancy. I however have been building the last 9 yrs with highly varied projects. We have the expertise and network to make your dreams a reality. From design, project management, to small repair we have you coverd. Flexible with locations, setting up in the wild for weeks is not a problem. We enjoy developing lasting relationships and take pride in offerin...

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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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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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Action gardening services

Joined February 2019

We provide service to... Christchurch, Wanaka, Queenstown, Cromwell, Dunedin, Timaru and all surrounding suburbs, we have crews based all around the south island, we are a Christchurch based company, We specialize in New driveways ( concrete and asphalt ) curb and channel, exposed aggregate, pathways and patios, anything concrete we can do. We specialize in all aspects of landscaping hard and soft...

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Kept Under Wraps

Joined August 2015

We have been in the signwriting industry for many moons and have adapted to the changes in the industry. Our current focus is vinyl wrapping vehicles and we have launched a new business tapping into a niche market of wrapping heat pumps, and anything else you can imagine. We also have a firm grasp on anything else signage from design to installation to anything hand painted. We carry a current Sit...

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