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Ultimate Autumn/Winter 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Mowing

Posted 2 months ago

Needing a regular lawn mow and a one off tree prune (only one tree) and garden tidy. Just a bit of edging, weeding, and leaf clearing required. Average lawn which is a pretty easy mow.

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Lawn and ground tidy

Posted 4 months ago

Lawns mowed, weed eating. weeding. Shrubs tidied up.spraying of weed areas. Hedge type trees cut etc. Ma need a bit of topsoil in low areas of lawn and resown. In future we are planning a new hedge or fence around our corner section. We are undecided as to what as yet.

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Lyn

Posted 3 weeks ago

Weed eating and removal of vegetation

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Garden maintainence

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a country garden spread over banks with rocks and streams and lots of weeds, needs a big tidy up and then regular maintainence. There could be some lawn mowing also in the future.

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Gardening

Posted 11 months ago

Section tidy and de weed ready to sell house

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Branch waste removal

Posted 8 months ago

Been pruning trees and now have a load of branches etc to be removed. All green waste. Happy for it to be mulched on premises or put as is on a truck to go to the dump.

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Garden Tidy Up and Maintenance

Posted 7 months ago

I have an area that needs clearing of weeds. Mostly ivy but theres also a big bamboo type plant that needs chopping out and removing. Also ongoing lawn mowing, weeding and some planting work after the initial tidy up.

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Anna

Posted 2 months ago

Approx half acre paddock needs regular mowing with tractor, starting immediately. Thanks.

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Garden maintenance

Posted 1 year ago

Trim very overgrow shrubs mostly camellias and remove trimmings, approximately 1 days work.

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Garden maintenance

Posted 4 months ago

Weeding small gardens really overgrown. Spraying comcrete areas of moss and weeds. General tidy up.

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Garden tidy up.

Posted 6 months ago

We are needing a garden tidy up to sell a deceased estate, weeding and either mulch or bark put on and a couple small bushy trees cut back a bit. Would like a quote. please. Kamo area. Not a big area.

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Garden waste removal

Posted 5 months ago

Garden waste removal all in a pile in bag yard. Quote please....😊😊😊😊..........

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Big job

Posted 1 month ago

Small overgrown (about 1m) paddock (roughly 8x4) need to be trimmed/mowed. Also a drive way of 150m to be mowed and tree trimming to be done. I would like to have this completed by ... . Steep hill to pass 1st and vans with heavy loads will be unable to get up.

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Knee high lawns.

Posted 2 months ago

I have a house on a 1350sqm section with knee high lawns. It's sloping and has some gardens etc. Whole lawn needs weed eating down to mow able height. And mowed.

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Garden cleanup

Posted 8 months ago

I need to dispose of a massive amount of green waste currently being removed from my overgrown garden. I would like it shredded. chipped. mulched on site but access with large machinery is limited.

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Garden tidy

Posted 1 year ago

tree pruning hedge trimming rose pruning

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Garden

Posted 9 months ago

Have a front face towards house need to fix the garden which is right now a mess with all type of grown weed.

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Gardening - initial and ongoing

Posted 1 year ago

We would like to find someone that would be able to do a one off clear up of a couple of vegetable patches and also some strimming around the section. I'd estimate about 3/4 of a day to a day's work (possibly more) for the vege gardens and strimming. Then we are also looking for some ongoing maintenance for a few hours every other week. If the initial job could be done in the upcoming week that would be awesome. Thanks

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Weeds - Help!!

Posted 1 year ago

3 Days Garden Spring clean. I will remove weeds. Parakao. 25 Kilometers from Maungatapere, 40 Kilometers from Whangarei

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Gardening in kamo :)

Posted 7 months ago

Property needs general tidy up Some weeding

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Garden waste removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th December 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

garden tidy

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2018

Workmanship
 3
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Sarah Taylor Tidy

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Kingdom Roofing and Property Maintenance

Joined July 2016

Currently work as a Hiab operator for ITM Whangarei. 3 years Military Logistics Experience. 3 years general Building Experience including but not limited to Fencing, Roofing, Waterproofing, Farm shed construction and Flooring. Just recently got married to my Beautiful wife Katie from America. Working towards my LBP in roofing I pride myself in honesty, hard work and professionalism.

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Revolution builders ltd

Joined July 2018

Hi. I've just left a big company and looking to go out on my own. Very handy in alot of fields and great at problem-solving. I don't charge an arm and a leg like most. I'm creating a future for me and my family and this is my starting point. I take pride in my work and complete tasks in an appropriate time and like to leave things clean and tidy after the job no matter what it is.

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AB Building

Joined January 2019

Hi, previously trading as Blood Sweat and Tears, partner has moved on now trading on my own. I can provide competitive quotes for a variety of work and I will try to work within your time frame.

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ALL DONE

Joined October 2016

Hi there, Having worked in many industries including construction and also technician positions ,has provided me with experience to tackle almost any task. I am very handy and can think outside the box to resolve any problem you might have at a reasonable rate. Thank you for your consideration.

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Coastline joinery Ltd

Joined December 2017

We are a new company just starting out and trying to make a name for ourselves. Our main goals are to value our customers and produce a great standard of work. We are looking forward to getting out meeting some great people and help them with projects to achieve there dream home.

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glenn dwyer

Joined August 2016

Hi, I have many years experience repairing and painting both the inside and outside of houses,I also carry out minor building alterations such as installation and removal of doors and windows, interior walls etc. If you have one room to be painted or a whole house Iam dedicated to getting it done quickly, efficiently and to a high standard.

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Mckernan Contracting

Joined August 2018

Hi, I am a qualified builder however prefer to work on landscape projects. Everything from rubbish removal and earthworks to creating your summer entertainment are. Look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Lakeside Landscapes

Joined June 2014

Hi, I have over 10 years experience in this line of work and feel I have a good eye and creative ideas. I excel in all aspects of landscaping, including driveways, patios, fencing, decking, paths, water features, bricklaying, stonework, drainage, all garden maintenance and planting. I focus on quality and as a small business I can concentrate on the customers needs and preferences.

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LMD Planning Consultancy

Joined September 2010

Expertise in preparing Land and Property Development Plans, Architectural schemes, Resource Consent aplications, Landscape Designs, Visual Impact Assessments, Submissions to Councils, Appearing at Council Hearings and Environment Court mediations

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Adinstal Ltd

Joined September 2018

We are an Auckland based company that specialises in the install of facades, balustrading and other architectural designs to buildings. We help people who are based in Auckland, Waikato, BOP, Northland and Wellington to manage projects in our area, and most importantly get the job done quickly, professionally and with precision. Our website is still under construction but you can check our li...

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Wheelie Klean NZ ltd

Joined May 2016

Professional jet wash cleaning. Whether it be wheelie bins, driveways, houses, or commercial businesses we can clean it! We also do chewing gum removal from all surfaces as well as gutter cleaning, section clearing, lawn mowing and any other odd job that you may require around your home or business. We now specialize on installing the all New Gutter Foam that keeps your gutters clean and clear....

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box13 ltd

Joined October 2016

hi , we have been renovating properties for 20 years , from fitting new bathrooms & kitchens , plastering , painting , paper hanging , artistic decorating , tiling to landscaping & landscape construction including decks & patios ,verandas , gazebos & pergolas & custom made outdoor kitchens

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Dynamic1000 Limited

Joined March 2017

Northscape, a premier team that provides a comprehensive suite of premium landscape solutions to 'create your ultimate outdoor environment' Northscape scope of activities are in the Far North, Bay of Islands, Whangarei, Kaipara and North Shore Regions and the services we offer to you are: - Landscape Design - Sourcing Plants & Landscape Materials - Planting, Bark or Mulching of Gardens...

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Chapman Concrete

Joined September 2017

.CHAPMAN CONCRETE. Chapman concrete is a new business but has 10 years experience behind it. We are a small team that does all the smaller jobs that the big timers don't have time to do. Professional honest reliable hard working and a eye for detail with unbeatable prices, our suppliers give us the best rates which we hand on to you to help keep pricing low! If its to do with concrete Chapman con...

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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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The Tree Yeti

Joined September 2016

Hi, I'm a honest, fit, hard working guy. I'm building a small arbourcultural business to utilize my skills and challenge myself, while doing something I love and find extremely rewarding. My goal is to build a business known for integrity, honesty, reliability and customer satisfaction.

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Ken Budgen Contracting

Joined August 2018

I have been driving machines and doing earthworks for the last 35 years. I can do any earthmoving or digging work that you require. Driveways, roading, house and shed sites, trenching, hole-boring. Tractor mulcher mowing and transporting of machines.

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Clay Reed

Joined November 2016

Handyman- Jack Of All, specialize in Fencing, reno and painting work, all the way to the lawns or gutters. Please feel free to contact me and discuss any work you need doing. FREE QUOTES VERY COMPETITIVE RATES

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Champion Tree Services Ltd

Joined January 2017

Champion Tree Services Ltd is a newly established tree company. We offer professional, quick, efficient and affordable tree care. We specialise in all aspects of tree work from small hedges to large tree removals. We are fully insured and fully qualified. Give us a call for a free no obligation quote. Thanks

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Green Vision Ltd

Joined October 2017

Servicing the Whangarei areas we offer a professional and reliable full garden and property maintenance service. From one off cuts to regular mowing, tree & hedge trimming, gardening clean ups, green waste removal and all those odd jobs around the house that never seem to get done. We are passionate about working outdoors, keeping fit and doing what we enjoy. In addition we also have 14 years TV &...

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