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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Excavate soft material

Posted 3 years ago

excavate all soft material (the fill material at the front of the property) to approximately 1.0m to 1.1 depth and backfill in order to bring the Geotechnical ULS bearing capacity up to 300Kpa to construct standard NZS 3604 foundations.

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Patio paving

Posted 1 month ago

Lay Indian sandstone pavers over existing concrete slab. Some pavers have already been laid, but have run out of time . No steps but quite a lot of cutting required. Work needs to be complete before December.

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New small retaining wall needed in lyttelton for decking.

Posted 2 years ago

Hello there, we need a 5 ml x 1.2 to nil (height) new retaining wall to allow new walkway along the house. cheers More details or site visit please call me: ... Please note we have some posts we could reuse.

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Wood retaining walls and steps

Posted 2 years ago

we need some retaining walls built for our garden area. we are a new build on a hill and need retaining walls in 3 different areas. These will all be under a metre high 2 straight walls and one incorporating planter boxes and stairs going up land.Probably built in wood as i believe this is more cost effective and before autumn sets in.

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Section Clearning and grass/lawn laying

Posted 2 years ago

Around 80-100 sqm of land that needs to be cleared of overgrown grasses and weeds, in 2 parts in Lyttelton. First part is 30-40 sqm at the front of the property, packed shingle currently with some low level weeds to be cleared, weedmat laid down and bark/stones on top for low-maintenance finish. Second part is 40-50sqm of significantly over-grown grass and deep rooted weeds (wild fennel etc) that needs cleared, then partially levelled and new grass planted. Open to either seed or ready-law...

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Trees

Posted 1 year ago

I’m looking for someone to plant some large trees along a fence

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Supply or Supply & Install Synthetic or Ready Lawn Grass - 17.5m2

Posted 6 months ago

Looking to convert a current bark 'garden' bed into either synthetic grass or ready lawn. So seeking quotes for the supply of the synthetic grass for own installation, and for comparison an alternative price for supply & installation. For the supply & Install option, we would remove the bark and prep the bed area per your recommendation. You would supply and install the grass to complete. Refer to attached photo's of dimensions. The current dimensions of the perimeter garden bed is 770mm wide...

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Garden pathways Lyytelton

Posted 2 years ago

I need garden paths put in on a slope

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Tree Pruning

Posted 2 months ago

We have some trees and shrubs that need pruning. The tree that needs the most work is on a steep bank, but accessible from a path. The other shrubs are no trouble, but, for health reasons, we can't do the work ourselves. We are happy for an on-the spot estimate just before the work commences, no need for a second visit. Our place is on the main Christchurch-Akaroa Road, about 7 minutes from Akaroa.

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Innes

Posted 2 years ago

my sloped section has some sunken under runners that need digging out and filling with cloth and fill. Also Asphalt driveway needs repairing in some sunken areas.

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Home tennis court installation

Posted 1 year ago

Installation of a pre purchased synthetic court (500 m2) to cover nee asphalt base. Astroturf is on site. Quote required to include installation and materials including sand infill.

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Chumley Artificial Grass

Posted 1 year ago

Replace worn grassed area with hard wearing artificial grass

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New lawn pending

Posted 3 years ago

The job involves re-leveling the lawn and preparing the soil for re-sowing. The lawn size is "L" shaped and I calculate as 57 sqm. It would be 8m * 8m if square. I have sprayed and killed the old grass several weeks ago and also have done some of the re-levelling with an under-powered rotary hoe. I am happy to hire a more fit-for-purpose rotary hoe (actually have one booked for Saturday). I imagine the job might take 4..6 hours.

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Weedeating motukarara

Posted 1 year ago

A one off job for someone to trim long grass with weedeater or brush cutter. 3-4 hours in Motukarara in the next week (any time before 6 Feb). Suit someone who doesnt need to travel far with own weedeater....maybe student, retired. Thanks

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Front section fix and general work around the house exterior

Posted 2 years ago

I am looking for someone who can help me to finish the front of my section and some general work such as putting in fence, fixing steps, pathway in, general tidying maybe some painting. The house is in Cass Bay and someone who doesnt see this as a long way would be great. It is 25 mins from the center of Christchurch. I need a jack of all trades ideally. I now have illness which means I can't do the DIY jobs anymore and the section needs to be finished after being a new build. It is on a hill, b...

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Teddington - hard landscape job

Posted 3 years ago

We have a landscaping plan/ design for our property and now are ready for the next step. Looking for someone who can do the Hard landscaping on a ~400m2 gentle sloping section with access available for small digger, truck and trailer. Site prep - remove grass and supply top soil. Pathways - stone chip, with edging and cell lock base and a large rocks to source and place.

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General Tree trimming and Tidyup (3 full days work)

Posted 1 year ago

Three full days work needed for a Home on sloping section. Needs trees trimmed climbing no higher than 6 meters and a couple topped nicely so they look natural and general tidy up. A little chainsaw work. Some moving of self planted seedlings to boundry to start forming a private border. Youll need a chipper as we want any trees mulched onsite. Prefer a quilified landscaper thanks. Curious of your hourly rate. Need to hear from you before Thursday.

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New lawn pending 2

Posted 3 years ago

The job involves re-leveling the lawn and preparing the soil for re-sowing. The lawn size is "L" shaped and I calculate as 57 sqm. It would be 8m * 8m if square. I have sprayed and killed the old grass several weeks ago and also have done some of the re-levelling with an under-powered rotary hoe. I am happy to hire a more fit-for-purpose rotary hoe (actually have one booked for Saturday). I imagine the job might take 4..6 hours.

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Teddington - landscaping

Posted 3 years ago

We have a landscaping plan/ design for our property and now are ready for the next step. Looking for someone who can do the Hard landscaping on a ~400m2 gentle sloping section with access available for small digger, truck and trailer. Site prep - remove grass and supply top soil. Pathways - stone chip, with edging and cell lock base and a large rocks to source and place.

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Victoria Glennie

Posted 1 year ago

We have a sloping section that we want terraced, with small retaining walls if possible. Limited access, probably easier with a bobcat

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance was born out of frustration whilst trying to solve the same problems on construction sites time and time again. After working with a crazy amount of construction companies I`m ready to change the dinosaur ways of the industry. I want to feel proud of the industry I love whilst constantly shaking things up at the same time. I want to bring modern technologie...

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Kumanu

Joined June 2020

KUMANU: means "to care for, nurture, or cherish" The owner has over forty years of experience and can nurture your ideas and dreams so that you may cherish the outcome. From a new door to a new house. Builders of the First house in New Zealand to score 10 on the Home star rating.

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Sheppard Construction Ltd

Joined April 2019

Construction you can Count on. Here at Sheppard Construction we have 10 years experience in the building industry. We can help you with anything from your new deck or fence, to a renovation, or even with your dream home! No job to big or to small.

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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management.

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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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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draxtrade

Joined January 2020

For 9 years I have been involved in the Earth Sciences and now I can only manage my passion on weekends. Employed for Landscaping, Geo-technical, Mineral Exploration and Environmental Advisory work. Happy to get my hands dirty, work hard and see the customer right.

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Hannon Civil limited

Joined April 2017

Drainage and driveway contractors North Canterbury - Commercial - Residential - Septic tanks - Earthquake damage - General Repairs - Maintenance - Asphalt and chip seal driveways - Entranceways - Footpaths

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Robertson Built

Joined March 2018

We are a small company looking to make a big impact in our region. We are committed to providing a great service at a the best possible price. Contact us today for more information, we are always looking for our next challenge.

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TBT Earthworks

Joined June 2015

We are a well established small local family company with years of experience in Demoltion, excavations and concrete placing. We do it all -Demolition -Earth-moving -Driveways -Tree/shrub clearing -New lawns - ready lawn/hydro seed -Concrete placing -Retaining walls -Hole augering/boring - 300mm/450mm/600mm/900mm -Foundations -Landscaping -Demolition -Lifestyle block related wor...

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Anything earthworks

Joined May 2020

Hi, I have been working with landscaping and earthworks for over 8 years and have a very diverse skill set that will help with your sites requirements. We do it all from asphalt and decorative concrete to site scrapes and lawns. I pride myself on working to a very high standard and making sure the customer gets the results they are after. No job is too big, small or difficult

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Top corner construction limited

Joined July 2018

Personally I have been in the Residential construction industry for 8 years, I specialize in Fencing, Decking, Pergolas also Interior linings and finishing My experience comes from a background in EQC repairs, Private Renovations, Light commercial and newly built homes. I am expanding into a managment role now as I have a highly skilled group of tradesmen behind me who can tackle most jobs, From...

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch a We offer Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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GWC Earthworks

Joined February 2019

We are a civil and earthmoving company who specialise in Earthworks, Drainage, Cartage, Civil Construction, Retaining Walls, House Cuts and drilling for piles in footings etc. We are also keen on any smaller jobs as well so please don't hesitate to call us and quiz us out, no job too big or small

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Rainbowscapes

Joined March 2017

HI, Rainbowscapes is a garden maintenance, landscaping and general handyman company based in North Canterbury. We have lived and worked in the area of 12 years, building up a comprehensive and well rounded knowledge of gardens in the area. Hard or Soft Landscaping is no problem! We specialize in creating and maintaining you a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy and relax in. In addition we have a w...

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GMD Landscaping

Joined July 2013

Hi there,I have been in the concrete and landscaping business for 20 years. No job to big or to small. We have a great reputation and a lot of my work comes from referrals.

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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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Supreme Services

Joined June 2019

Hi, Supreme Services provides Landscaping services. I am qualified as a Landscaper & Landscape Gardener having over 20 years experience. Contact me personally for all aspects of Landscaping - excavation work and site levelling, demolition and site clearance, paving, decking, fencing, garden and lawn installations. Tree work including pruning and tree lopping and stump grinding. I am Cert...

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Stewart Paving and Landscapes

Joined October 2015

Hi, we are a small landscape construction business. Specialising in all aspects of landscape construction. Hardwood decks are a speciality of ours as well as intricate paving. We lay a lot of natural stone including Timaru bluestone and beautiful Indian Sandstone. I’m fully qualified owner operator and have over 18 years in landscaping, working both here and abroad. My apprentice Matt is 2nd...

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