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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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What Should You Do After a Damaging House Fire?

Posted 11/05/17

A house fire is a devastating experience, regardless of the amount of damage. Your first instinct may be to begin the clean-up and repair work, but there are several key things to work through first... Five things to do after a house fire There are five important tasks for you to do, if yo

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Homeowners Guide to Summer Proofing Your Deck

Posted 23/02/17

Our skin isn't the only thing that needs protecting from the harsh New Zealand sun, our decking needs protection too. To keep your deck looking great, we’ve put together this handy guide on summer proofing your deck... How to keep your deck looking like new Summer brings more traffic and o

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Earthquake Preparedness - Is Your Home Secure?

Posted 30/03/17

Earthquakes are unpredictable and the best form of defence is to be prepared. Keeping a well-stocked survival kit with food, water and other essential supplies is one way we can care for our family after a shake. We can also prepare our homes too, we take a look at ways you and your family can g

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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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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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This is How your Gutters and Spouting Could be Damaging your Home (and what to do about it)

Posted 28/06/19

Guttering and spouting do more than take rainwater away, they are essential for a healthy, happy home. Read on to learn signs that indicate issues, and tips for resolving damage... What damage could my guttering be causing? Externally: A sagging gutter will damage your home’s fascia. P

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Tips on Repairing Your Home After an Earthquake

Posted 27/04/17

In the days and weeks after an earthquake, priorities turn towards repairing the damage to your home. We've put together this handy guide to give you some tips on repairing your home after an earthquake... Your first step should be to contact the Earthquake Commission and your insurance c

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Essential Swimming Pool Maintenance To Do This Summer

Posted 22/12/16

There’s nothing like taking a dip in your own swimming pool. Kiwi summers and the backyard swimming pool go hand in hand. But do you know what essential swimming pool maintenance it will require?... Top 5 swimming pool maintenance tips Kids, adults and even dogs love a good swim during summe

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Latest handymen case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

More Than Meets The Eye: The Bosch Robot and The Handyman Lending A Hand

Exciting and unique jobs often pass through Builderscrack. A member of our customer service team spotted this one... and we knew we had to share it. Kustom Design Studio posted a job looking for a Handyperson to help take down and assemble a massive robot. This robot was created by Bosch with the help of Kustom Design Studio. The robot is made out of Bosch power tools and has been travelling around New Zealand. The tradie, found through Builderscrack, was tasked with helping to take down the robot which was residing in Bunnings Shirley and then assembling it back up at the AMI Stadium for the Crusaders Games. Quite the celebrity robot!

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

More Than Meets The Eye: The Bosch Robot and The Handyman Lending A Hand

Exciting and unique jobs often pass through Builderscrack. A member of our customer service team spotted this one... and we knew we had to share it. Kustom Design Studio posted a job looking for a Handyperson to help take down and assemble a massive robot. This robot was created by Bosch with the help of Kustom Design Studio. The robot is made out of Bosch power tools and has been travelling around New Zealand. The tradie, found through Builderscrack, was tasked with helping to take down the robot which was residing in Bunnings Shirley and then assembling it back up at the AMI Stadium for the Crusaders Games. Quite the celebrity robot!

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A fee odd jobs

Posted 19 hours ago

Hey there, I have 2 shelves that need to be put up, and a set of hooks. Also a shower door which is broken and perhaps change the lock on the front door.

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Assmbly of outdoor Gazebo

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello. I bought new Aluminium framed gazebo from bunnings and would like to have assembled on my deck. Dimension - 2.7 M high 3.0 M leangth 3.6 M wide

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Install new toilet seat and tighten loose toilet roll holder.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Require a new toilet seat that has been purchased to be installed. The new toilet seat is a Hydrowater Bianco. Majority of the existing toilet seat has been dismantled. Will also need a toilet roll holder in the same room tightened as this is slightly loose.

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Timber fence repair

Posted 1 week ago

Need to re attached a couple planks of timber fencing that has came loose in the wind.

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Exterior house painting

Posted 1 week ago

Need two houses painted from the outside. 1 X 2 bedroom house 1 X 1 bedroom house There is some repair work to be done to the houses before the painting.

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'Number 8 Wire' Man

Posted 1 week ago

Old fire register needs back brick recementing couple of gutters cleared leaky outdoor taps window frames and sills outdoor repaint, I have paint, 2 windows check , repair or replace security lights + lights inside garage Replace spotlight indoors Bit like a grocery list eh?

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House Repairs and maintenance

Posted 3 weeks ago

Rehang shower doors, Repair pool surround decking, Instal kitchen splash back, Instal sheet in carport, Instal tv wall rack, Repair gate, Instal new bathroom mirror.

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Tile removal, plastering, removal of wall, gibbing

Posted 1 week ago

Removal of tiles from kitchen, 2 bathrooms, toilet and main entrance area. plastering and gibbing for damaged walls. Kitchen wall to be removed and prepared for painting. Would like to be contacted by early next week.

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Underfloor Foil Removal

Posted 1 month ago

Remove the underfloor foil and see the attached pictures. The underfloor area is 65m2, thanks.

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Odd jobs

Posted 1 month ago

Hello I need someone for 4 jobs in our house: 1. Wires connecting our light fixture in the ceiling got disconnected while we were replacing the bulb. There's also a small hole around the light fixture that needs to be patched. 2. 50 X 50 hole in our ceiling needs to be patched. This hole was made so that the builder could see what was under the roof. 3. The flush in our toilet constantly keeps getting stuck. 4. 100 X 50 hole in our bedroom wall needs to be patched. Photos attac...

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Install towel rail

Posted 3 weeks ago

Install 935mm towel rail in bathroom. Ensure at least one side of towel rail is fixed to a stud. Towel rail to be installed will be supplied.

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Fix hole in Kitchen floor

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for someone to fix a hole in our kitchen floor which had water damaged.

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Replace/ fix Gutter Section

Posted 2 weeks ago

To replace a section of guttering that has buckled with a new section of pvc guttering. Please quote to supply and fit job. Prefer sooner to get someone than later.

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Patch up open wall - URGENT

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, Just need a handyman to patch up a hole in our wall that a previous builder left open. This is urgent, because the current framing is exposed. Should be a quick job. Then we can discuss plastering the wall later. Thanks.

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Odd jobs

Posted 1 week ago

Repairs wall behind laundry, bath area etc

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Replacing some particle board after shower flooding

Posted 3 weeks ago

The shower leaked and the floor has dipped in the bedroom by the bathroom wall, also will need replacing in the bathroom

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Minor Plumbing tasks

Posted 1 month ago

Hi I have a rented property at 52 Summerland Drive Henderson. It has a couple of minor plumbing issues to be attended:- 1. Broken toilet seat needs to be replaced by a cheap option from Bunnings (see photo1 for details). 2. There is a continuous water leak/flow of a minor trickle from the cistern tank to inside the toilet. (See Photo 2 of that toilet). Please advise with a reasonable quote. Anil

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GABION BASKET ROCK WALL RETAINER INSTALL--GLENDENE

Posted 1 month ago

have all the materials -- and rocks --need some one to assembble the gabion and install on site . Just hurt back and unable to do and need help -- If you have done this work before will pay $30 ph -- Good couple of days work ALL MATERIALS SUPPLIED AND ROCKS ADJACENT GABION WALL ALIGNMENT-Just need labour .

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Carpenter/Painter

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, I need some rotten wood work replaced on windows and eaves because of no sun on one side of the house in Titirangi...it's a small job. I'd also needed it painted according to existing joinery. Malcolm

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Various small jobs

Posted 1 month ago

Fixing deck hand rail, fixings window fittings, fixing door which is not closing properly and fixing wi dow mirror , installing postbox etc. Only accept if you can do this next week

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 187,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Window security latches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Three handyman jobs - cupboard hinges, spouting and clothesline install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

5 -10 hours this week

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Brackets for Projecter screen & Round Mirror Install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

dishwasher installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cover for Space Under Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace kitchen sprayer set

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install 2x baby gates at top and bottom of stairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

door handles, hanging wardrobe door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

ply outdoor wall cladding and make small gate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fixed Canopy Awning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Underfloor Foil Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing/hang a 70kg mirror on a wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Clothesline repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

need a tumble dryer put up on wall above washing machine

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Planter Support

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hanging 2x TVs on wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General handyman required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

TV mounting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window fix

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st October 2020

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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ViFi Limited

Joined October 2020

Hi i am an experienced tradesperson but new to builders crack. I am well versed with handyman tasks and pride myself with doing a professional job which I try and deliver on time. I have attached a few few pictures of my recent work. In addition to the pictures where I cant show the before and after I would like to add that I do, TV/Projector wall mounts including running wires through the walls...

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CP Ltd CML

Joined August 2015

"Love where you live...renovate" Hi,we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 14 years.While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines and clients expectations. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. Qualified and...

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Marama Builders

Joined September 2019

Hi there, We' ve been building for the last 8 years. We do all sort of works , new build, renovations, property maintenance , decking and Fences. We are qualified builders (LBP) , very professional and work hard to complete jobs on time and on budget.

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Projects

Joined July 2010

German Master-Cabinetmaker, since 40 years. I think, there is nothing I haven' t made allready. Challange me. Give me some extrordinary job to do and I will do it with attention to detail! Cheers, Franz. (Master Cabinetmaker)

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Skilled Renovations Ltd

Joined June 2013

Hi I've been building now for 20 years i specialize in bathroom, kitchen's decks. we specialize in renovation I also do smaller jobs. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget Experienced tiler & licensed waterproofer

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Viola Properties

Joined February 2017

About us We are passionate about providing families with their dream living space. We specialise in adding and developing living spaces that meet any brief you could give us, from relaxing and calm, to adventurous and fun, providing property owners with added value in every respect. Our expert team has over 16 years of experience in developing beautiful spaces from concept, to construction...

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Muster Brush Limited

Joined June 2017

Muster Brush specialises in everything to do with - Commercial and residential painting :internal & external - Maintenance jobs large and small -Plastering and renovation -Gib board Installation - Wall paper removal and hanging - Decoration: House & Shop, internally and external. We have 15 years of experience and we are looking to establish our name. Our jobs included sub-contracti...

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Those Guys Property Services

Joined September 2020

We are very professional, meet deadlines for project completion and definitely work hard. We take pride in our competitive pricing and quotes, and always stick to the budget. We offer competitive pricing and deliver a high standard of work on every job. Services include: Tiling Splashbacks Grout Cleaning Tile Cleaning Tile Repair / Replacement Epoxy Grouting Silicone Replacement Viny...

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METRO CARE PLUS LIMITED

Joined July 2016

With Metro Care Plus (LTD) we have a strong focus on keeping the Auckland Region clean. Metro Care Plus's motto revolves around striving for excellence in every service we provide, Outdoor like gardening, weeding, weed spray, weed eater, waterplasting of one level house, driveways, Event Clean Up, and Labour Hire and rubbish removal from your commercial or residential , any rubbish including green...

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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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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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PANNA Woodworks Ltd

Joined December 2014

Twenty years of experience in all kinds of wooden,laminate and engineered floors installation, deck building and water- blasting . We are owner operators that are honest, hardworking and committed to a friendly customer service. Many satisfied customers through the years are the proof that we have been doing jobs professionally. We offer a great job at great rates and we take huge pride in turnin...

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Vision Landscaping and Construction

Joined September 2019

The friendly, professional team here at Vision Landscaping & Construction have 15 years experience in building, renovating, landscaping, and maintaining commercial and residential properties. While we specialize in project management of larger renovations and property makeovers, we also do smaller jobs from time to time including regular maintenance. We are very professional and work hard to...

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Utmost Services

Joined July 2020

Hi, we've been in this line of business for 10 years now. Always strive to do our utmost best service. We will do our best to provide competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We do cleaning , carpet cleaning and floor maintenance (i.e vinyl strip and polish)

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AA Building Services Ltd

Joined June 2017

Hi, I'm Adam - an architect and builder from 2005. I have experiences in design and building. Giving an amazing services and affordable prices for customers are our company goal. Our team will give competitive quotes and completing jobs on your budget. Please check our website for more information about what we can do : ... .nz

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Oncore East Auckland Manukau

Joined December 2020

Hi, my name's Neil, I manage Mainteno Ltd T/A Oncore East & South Auckland. We are a one stop shop for all property repairs, maintenance and installation services, including small to medium sized residential and commercial renovations, and heathy homes assessments. We are a small but close knit team and very well connected with a strong network of experienced subcontractors. With over...

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Bright Mirror Solutions

Joined January 2016

We design, make and install custom mirrors with lights for your bathroom and more ... We plan lights in- and out-door; we supply wide range of LED lights, install and service lights for residential and commercial projects!

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P T L Renovations

Joined July 2020

I am tidy, detailed and experienced, been working in building renovation for years. and I am interested to take on any small to big jobs My goal is to achieve excellent work done and meet and clients are satisfied .

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Hatch build LTD

Joined February 2021

Hatch Build is an Auckland based construction company specialising in new builds, renovations, maintenance and shop fit-outs. We work with individual homeowners as well as developers, body corporations, real estates, etc. We pride ourselves in offering consistent, reliable and efficient work. Our team of highly experienced licensed builders are backed by reputable contractors, who all work towa...

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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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