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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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

Posted 1 year 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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Vegetable garden fence and replace sleepers on brick deck

Posted 6 months ago

We have two garden landscape projects Erect fence around vegetable garden Repair/ rebuild brick deck replace sleepers Estimate 3 days work

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Innes

Posted 3 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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Garden pathways Lyytelton

Posted 2 years ago

I need garden paths put in on a slope

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Chumley Artificial Grass

Posted 2 years ago

Replace worn grassed area with hard wearing artificial grass

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Trees

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Patio paving

Posted 9 months 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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General Tree trimming and Tidyup (3 full days work)

Posted 2 years 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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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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Weedeating motukarara

Posted 2 years 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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Victoria Glennie

Posted 2 years 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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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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Garden design

Posted 6 months ago

Small garden area needing help with design and correct plants.

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Tree Pruning

Posted 10 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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Retaining wall and deck

Posted 6 months ago

Construction of 8m Long retaining wall, 1.5M high, and split level deck, approx 5m x 8m. Job in Robinson’s Bay Area Akaroa.

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Building retaining walls

Posted 5 months ago

We have two, maybe three retaining walls that need building or rebuilding. Timber preferably. Steep section.

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Wood retaining walls and steps

Posted 3 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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Front section fix and general work around the house exterior

Posted 3 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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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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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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Mattis Gether

Joined June 2021

Hi, I just started my own business as a Handyman after more than 10 years in the commercial building industry. While I specialise in timber project I also do outdoor projects and maintenance. Reliable and flexible, I will accommodate to get your job sorted in time and on budget!

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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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TW Plastering and Building

Joined April 2015

I am a highly experienced builder with great attention to detail. I truly believe in making my customers happy, even if something is difficult to achieve, the homeowner comes first. I love having creative and functional spaces. I have a great track record of positive feedback, I have added some of this to the photos section. Please feel free to take a read, I am very proud of my work. Please...

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Distinctive property Maintenance

Joined June 2021

Hi, we are a property maintenance company with a difference. specialising in the bigger tasks outdoors. We offer advice on minor works,alterations and upgrades to get the most out of your property, followed through with the completion of the work. Whether its a tidy up prior to sale, general maintenance or an outstanding project yet to be completed As a diverse small company whos main goal...

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Supreme Services

Joined June 2019

Hi, As an owner/operator of Supreme Services, I have over 25 years experience in all aspects of Landscaping. I can design & build decking in both hardwood & softwood, pergolas and fencing in timber and coloursteel. I also undertake excavation, site clearance & levelling, and construct retaining walls. I lay paving, turf grass and synthetic turf. I install Shadesails either attached to or...

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Alpine Ridge Construction

Joined March 2015

Hi I a fully qualified and licensed builder, I specialize in New Houses Fencing, Decks, and sheds I am very efficient, do not cut corners, and take great pride in my work

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Areatech Ltd

Joined May 2021

Full service at your service. We have been around in the construction industry here in Canterbury for over 10 years now, with many projects completed from simple single-day jobs to entire subdivisions. We offer a project delivery service where Nick will be your point of contact from the get-go. We offer great rates, exceptional finishes and stand by our work. We want to make lasting relationships...

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Top corner construction limited

Joined July 2018

We were established in the COVID 19 lockdown, while previously Ashraf the managing director was a sole trader for 2 years. Our team of qualified builders have a decade worth of experience in the building industry at minimum each. We specialize Residential building and have the skills, knowledge and work force to take on most jobs from complete renovations to the small jobs like boundary fences and...

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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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FM Construction NZ Limited

Joined March 2021

Hi all! I am a local LBP builder with 10+ years experience. I am capable of any size job big or small. I take pride in working hard and efficiently and I complete all work to a high standard, ensuring that my clients are happy throughout the process. I am happy to provide advice on renovation ideas and mostly have experience in the following areas: - New builds - Renovations - Foundations inc...

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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts of building and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminium windows and doors, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, siding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrade, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do you need a ca...

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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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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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McNaught Build

Joined July 2019

McNaught Build has a true passion for building. From New Homes to Renovations but also smaller jobs like decking and fencing. We have over 15 years experience and like to work along side you and think outside the square. All projects are very different and we want to tailor it to suit you and to create something you can be proud of.

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At Your Request Property Maintenance LTD

Joined July 2017

Hi, we are a family owned business. We pride ourselves in delivering the best results ensuring our customers are 100% happy. We provide competitive quotes and complete jobs at a affortable cost. Our services provide for residential and commercial.

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A2C Ltd

Joined August 2017

we are a Family owned & operated Business with over 20 years experience in construction & asphalt & Drainage, We have built this business on referrals & Pass Clients, we are Christchurch city council approved contractors for there works, we also deal a lot with drainage companies doing road repairs and bandaging, we also deal a lot with landscapers, homeowners wanting new driveways with upgrad...

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A D White Builders ltd

Joined August 2016

Registered Master Builder with over 15 years in the trade. Quality and accountability comes standard with no job too small and I'll work in with clients to ensure that work gets completed on budget and on time. I specialise in renovations / additions and maintainance. I can take care of the project management or work in with clients and their projects as needed.

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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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DnB Landscapes services

Joined September 2019

Hi ive been sculptural landscaper for the last 6 years ive now just gone out on my own i am very professional and work very hard to meet deadlines.At dnb Landscapes we pride ourselves in our very affordable prices.

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The budget lawn gardening and landscaping services

Joined July 2021

Hi there, we are here for your all gardening, lawn and landscaping services. we provide reliable, quick and affordable services around Christchurch. I am fully equipped to do lawn care, hedges trimming, tree pruning or any odd job. plan of selling your property call us for final makeover to get you top $$$. We do take regular clients for lawn mowing and gardening average lawn around christchu...

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