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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Weedeating motukarara

Posted 11 months 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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New small retaining wall needed in lyttelton for decking.

Posted 1 year 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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Excavate soft material

Posted 2 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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Teddington - landscaping

Posted 2 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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Trees

Posted 8 months ago

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

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Section Clearning and grass/lawn laying

Posted 1 year 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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Home tennis court installation

Posted 2 months 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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Small landscaping repair

Posted 2 years ago

A large vehicle has damaged the wood boarders in the driveway. This will need to be replaced and part of the lawn fixed up, maybe with some topsoil and seed.

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Victoria Glennie

Posted 9 months 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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Innes

Posted 1 year 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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Chumley Artificial Grass

Posted 10 months ago

Replace worn grassed area with hard wearing artificial grass

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New lawn pending

Posted 2 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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New Lawn

Posted 2 years ago

We require a concrete footing around our villa's bay windows and an area approximately 30m2 levelled, prepped and grass sowed. There will be additional and more substantial work at a later date in a different area of the property. Access is easy and it's flat.

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New timber retaining wall

Posted 2 years ago

The current retaining wall is too light to hold up newly levelled lawn. We need a timber wall that is 9.7m long. The height goes from 1m to 600mm. I would like a new wall installed with better drainage material put in and a drainage pipe.

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Front section fix and general work around the house exterior

Posted 1 year 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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Wood retaining walls and steps

Posted 1 year 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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New lawn pending 2

Posted 2 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 - hard landscape job

Posted 2 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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Garden pathways Lyytelton

Posted 1 year ago

I need garden paths put in on a slope

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General Tree trimming and Tidyup (3 full days work)

Posted 11 months 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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Bearded Builder Ltd

Joined November 2017

Hi, We are a small company that focuses on the needs and wants of our clients. We specialise in custom timber work and renovations although that doesn't hold us back from new builds, in fact it gives you a better end product. We specialise in kitchens and door repairs. We do all sorts from insulation and architectural builds. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and our communication to the clien...

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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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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GCM Construction

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary I'm a fully qualified carpenter , I'm 43 and started in construction when I was 16 . I am not limited to carpentry , I also Own excavators and tipper trucks . I have a very broad spectrum of work which can be concrete driveways , decking , kitchens , bathrooms , demolition work aswell as building work I take pride in all the work I do and my company moto is "My aim is your...

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NZLandscapes

Joined May 2018

Hello, We are a building team with over 30 years experience, we specialize in hard landscaping, fires, pergolas etc as well as building. We are LBP and keen to help you. Please give us a call. Cheers Dave

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Loyal Landscapes

Joined January 2019

Hi, I'm Chris. Landscaper / gardener and handyman. Do you have gardens that need tidying lawns that need mowing or an extra hand around your home? I'm here to help you.. I pride myself in working to the highest standards and will go the extra mile to get your job done just how you want it. I look forward to hearing from you.

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JRB Homes Ltd

Joined March 2018

As a business owner and site foreman, I strive to provide the best work ethics in both client and colleague relationships. I pride myself in time management, effective communication and quality control in all areas of my business. Over the last two years of developing my business, I have successfully built, renovated and repaired homes. My overall goal is to be competitively priced with the best e...

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Paul Rout Building

Joined January 2017

Qualified Carpenter and licensed building practitioner Competent in all types of Carpentry from high end architectural to EQC repairs. No job too big or small. Happy to take your calls and come out and give you a free quote and second opinion.

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Versatile Asphalt & Concrete LTD

Joined July 2016

Hi there, we specialise in Asphalt & Concrete work. With over 13 years experience in Concrete & Asphalt reinstating repairs. We specialise in a whole variety of civil works to cater for our customers needs. Need that pothole repaired? ... Or that cracked hard in your driveway? ... Please don't hesitate, and call us today for a free On-site, no Obligation quote. Quality Concrete & Asphalt layin...

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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 the customer happy, even if something is difficult to achieve, the homeowner comes first. I have a great track record of positive feedback, I have added some to the photos section. Please feel free to take a read, I am very proud of my work. Please search my business name in Facebook to see photos of pre...

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Limitless Property Services

Joined December 2019

Hi there, My name is Daniel and I am a local from Christchurch, Currently living in the Selwyn area where I have just built a house. I have recently gone out on own after working for company's for 15yrs. I have my own 1.7t digger, 2.5t tip truck and building tools. I am a Qualified builder (soon to be LBP Registered) with 12years experience and I am a highly skilled excavator operat...

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Ash A B Razek Building Services

Joined July 2018

I've been in the Building/Painting industry for 7 years, I specialize in fencing and decking and I'm working hard to progress my business, I have experience with EQC repairs, Private Renovations, Light commercial and newly built homes. Very motivated and passionate about my work and have a strong team of tradesman behind me. Honest prices, punctual and work to giving customers the best value for...

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Alba Build

Joined August 2016

A LBP builder who has over 12 years in carpentry and building. Past experience is wide and varying, from new builds and extensions to whole house re-clads and decking. Happy to provide quotes and undertake all aspects of building work. Working with clients to achieve their goal, on time and on budget, is of paramount importance.

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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 Certif...

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Grasshopper G&L

Joined July 2017

Hi. I have worked within the trades industry for the last 20yrs both in the uk and here for the last 13yrs. I Have worked in the following industries : Landscaping & Gardening Painting (inc exterior & roof work) Building (site manager in Chch rebuild) I also do design work and consultations I am prompt, punctual, polite and will keep you involved throughout the process. So if you have some...

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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 and service We offer6 Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work Odd jobs

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Roman Building & Construction

Joined November 2016

Hi, we are Qualified Builder and Sub-Trade with Quality as First Priority in our job. We carry out New Build, Extension, Renovation, Landscaping, Project Management and Handyman/Maintenance. We give competitive quotes and endeavor to get job done on time with top quality. We look forward to provide Excellent Services for you !!

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ADECONSTRUCT LIMITED

Joined March 2015

ADECONSTRUCT offers the following services: Bathroom renovation Tiling. vinyl and Carpet Handyman Solid Plastering..modified plastering. Exterior &interior plastering. Painting. bricklayng Waterproof Swimming pools Bricklayng

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Canterbury Diggers

Joined April 2019

Canterbury Diggers Limited is a locally owned business offering a complete package of soft and hard landscaping. Our experienced team specialise in Concrete , Excavations, Hydro Seeding , Foundations and general landscaping. We strive to deliver high-quality workmanship in a timely manner and within your budget. We are a friendly bunch who are more than happy to come out and provide a quote...

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JJ Building & Renovations

Joined February 2019

I have been building for 12 years. From being born in the UK I spent 7 years working on barn renovations, before moving too New Zealand 5 years ago. In New Zealand I have learnt as much as I can about different aspects of building. I enjoy not just building things but creating them.

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