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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering landscaping 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.

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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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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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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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We’ve mapped out five actionable steps to transform your landscaping dreams to life and add value to your property.

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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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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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Retaining Walls 101 for Busy Homeowners and Future Developers

Posted 29/09/16

Retaining walls can be both functional and decorative features in a garden.  As structural engineering plays a part in their construction, they are best left to expert tradespeople. We take a look at what you need to know about retaining walls... What are retaining walls? The main purpose

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Your Ultimate Lawn Comparison Guide

Posted 30/04/21

If you’re wondering what type of lawn to go for, we’ve got you covered. Know what type of lawn best suits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

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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 landscaping case studies

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

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Dream Backyard Makeover Creates The Perfect Space For Entertaining

After removing a tonne of ivy, this hidden gem went from completely overgrown to modern and manageable. See the transformation.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

Navigating Wet Lawns - One Family's Solution

Hiring Jared, from Firth Landscapes, for a few days work was the ideal solution to put an end to one family's soggy lawn crossings this winter...... The Job Liz needed a garden path extended. One already existed, but it stopped short of the lawn, which meant that every time anyone in her family went to the washing line, or woodshed, they had a stretch of often wet and muddy lawn to cross. Liz had the pavers to match her existing path, she had made the plan and measured up exactly where the path would go, all she needed was to find a willing tradie. The Solution It was during this search that she came across builderscrack.co.nz. She immediately liked the way only tradies interested in doing the job were presented to the homeowner. For Liz, who works full time, it meant she could cut out the time-consuming step of “cold-calling” tradies to see if they were even interested in her job. She decided to give this new way of finding a tradie ago, she posted her job, added

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

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Check out how homeowners like you are using Landscapers on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Fencing and landscaping

Posted 1 hour ago

Wanting someone to install colourpanel fencing in asap (ideally by end of October) on two boundary lines - each boundary is approx 42m. Also wanting a small amount of paving stones layed, some privacy screening around spa area, and some boxed/framed garden areas. Wanting all work to be completed by early December.

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Jungle taming

Posted 2 hours ago

Tree felling, lawn reclaming, jungle hacking... Things out of hand need rescuing, would like a pond/water feature put in, gazebo build, ideas open.

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Garden Paving & Stone Work

Posted 2 hours ago

We just bough our house couple months ago, and there's a green area as part of the backyard which is continuously flooded because of rain, creating a big mess when you walk around that area. We already have an idea around stone & concrete, but we need someone qualified to provide us paving ideas and do the job with great quality and best price. At the end, we want to use this space for a lounge or trampoline or other suggestions. The land is flat and in a triangle-ish form, with a size of 3m x...

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Backyard Landscaping

Posted 4 hours ago

Looking to pave, lawn, and plant our small backyard (approx. 40sqm). To be completed ideally pre-Christmas.

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Provide and plant trees and plants

Posted 5 hours ago

We have around 50 m of raised beds and would like trees & plants to be provided and planted, along with top soil and mulch / bark added.

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Retained garden bed and paved area

Posted 6 hours ago

Need a low 40cm high x 60cmwide retained garden bed 9m L shaped and a paved area for a spa to sit on 2.5mx2.5m.

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Improve Garden\Backyard Presentation

Posted 16 hours ago

We want to: - Improve presentation of the small garden/yard around house - Turn them into low maintenance 'easy to care' outdoor spaces - Build up an area for small vege garden & general planting promoting beauty around the property

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Retaining walls and landscaping/paving/deck.

Posted 21 hours ago

Have a big back yard that goes up a hill. Need to replace original retaining wall and also landscape the area also walkways to the house. Also have to put down new decking.

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Installation of Synthetic grass

Posted 22 hours ago

Need a quote to level and install synthetic grass in front yard, approximately 42 sqr feet.

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Retaining wall.

Posted 23 hours ago

Newly paved driveway, for motorhome park. Compression occurred near fence with 1 metre high retaining wall post moving. Needs a solution to allow paving repair and to allow motorhome to be parked in location.

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Retaining wall

Posted 1 day ago

Fix or replace retaining walls.

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Repairing Retaining Wall

Posted 1 day ago

1-1.2m retaining wall in garden - one of large main poles is rotten at base and wall starting to lean. Definitely 1 post to be replaced and possibly other remedial works

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5 Native PB40 Trees Planted

Posted 1 day ago

5 Native trees need to be sourced and planted to satisfy a council requirement. They are to be PB40 grade, planted with mulch and staked and strapped to Auckland Council Standards. Some trees of suitable size for the location. I need it done this week or early next week.

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Complete redo of the garden needed.

Posted 1 day ago

Low maintenance style required in a well established garden. Reconstruction of patio area, fencing, decking and possible removal of existing retaining wall and plants if necessary.

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Moving some soil

Posted 1 day ago

I have some loose soil from a pool excavation. I want to move some of it to the edge of the boundary to raise the level there so rain water is retained on our section

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Supply and lay pavers

Posted 1 day ago

Lay concrete pavers by a ranch slider in a new barn. Area about 5 to 6 sq m.

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Backyard landscape

Posted 1 day ago

Like to do landscaping work to our backyard section

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Please help me restore my lawn (weeds + grubs!)

Posted 1 day ago

Hi. Looking for someone who can help identify weeds in my lawn and spray with appropriate product. Pretty sure I have Poa + others beautiful weed specimens. Plus possibly a treatment for grass grub. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Extending concrete patio

Posted 1 day ago

I would like to extend the concrete slab out to the retaining wall edge. Just regular concrete (not tiled). Not an urgent job but would like to have someone with a committed timeframe.

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Paving

Posted 1 day ago

Paved pathway at front of the house using ... pavers (pavers provided and will be onsite). Approximately 15m in length, some cutting will be involved. Pathway will need foundation preparation (some AP20 on site from other landscaping).

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 204,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Paving backyard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Backyard landscaping


27th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

400mm Retaining wall and pool fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pave small patio area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Demolish hothouse floor. Level & reseed small parts of lawn

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

22nd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor patio area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

tidy up garden before putting house onto market

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small patio Improvement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Phil #3

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Artificial grass landscaping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscaping for 20M x 8M section

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Patio paving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Instant lawn

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

7th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paving to garden to be finished

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair damaged low concrete retaining wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th September 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Blank canvas

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bark

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paving bbq area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscaping New Build

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small block wall including footings and concrete render

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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